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RadiantBeam


I live on a farm of plotbunnies.

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It had seemed like a good idea at the time, until Sunset actually read what Twilight wrote in her letter. She'd already said yes to seeing Celestia again, and she wouldn't go back on her word. As long as she remained convinced that this was a good idea and that it would all end well, she could get through it without a problem.

6/21/2016: Now with cover art designed by the very generous Novel-Idea! Thank you so much!

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Straight to the point and super-sweet... nothing wasted and feels like a scene straight from the show itself, :pinkiehappy:
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Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed it and thought it would fit the show. :twilightsmile:

D'awww. Handled so beautifully.

This HAS to happen at some point in Equestria Girls...or at least some kind of contact between the 2.

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I'm definitely hoping! I would love to see Celestia and Sunset reconcile in Equestria Girls. Until then, it's fun fanfic fuel.

SunLight or not, this is beautiful as it is. :pinkiesad2:

This story was great! I enjoyed reading this a lot!

Aww. Adorable fuzzy story. Take a like.

High quality in writing - just as expected from Rad. Great work!

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Thanks. I've always had a soft spot for Celestia and Sunset, so when I saw the word prompt it was the first thing I thought of. :twilightsmile:

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Thank you very much!

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Aw, thank you, I'm flattered.:twilightblush: I'm glad you liked it!

That ending was really sweet. No additional words needed to be said between Sunset and Celestia for us to understand... It is a nice change of pace from the common Sunset breakdown speech too. Another great story!

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Thank you! I actually pondered having a Sunset breakdown speech, but so many fics have already had their shots at it that I felt like I was retreading old territory.

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You're welcome! ^-^

Yeah, I know what you mean. I feel like this was a good direction to take though; it fit in with the internal nature of the rest of the fic before it.

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Would love to see a story from you that isn't just a short novel. Do you plan any episodic type, longer fics?

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I have a few longer fics in mind; the one that will probably be written relatively soon (hopefully sometime this week) is an iPod shuffle challenge that I want to do for Sunset and Twilight. That would probably come out to ten chapters depending on how many songs I go for.

and then celestia pile dives sunset shimmer the end- XD

I hope, one day, they do a movie with the redemption of Sunset Shimmer. I didn't like her much, at first, but she has grown on me. I would like to see her and Celestia make up.

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They've left her whole arc with Celestia very open, so here's hoping.

This is pretty much everything I could hope for from a Sunset and Celestia reunion. Perfect.

All your stories (well, the three I've read) make great use of repetition. I've loved all three but I have to say they seem a little too similar. The scenarios are all different but they follow the pattern of Twilight or Sunset having a problem, denying it, then having the other one help then through it. I'd have to say Long Distance is my favorite, but I'm not sure if that's because it's the best or because I read that one first before it could feel formulaic.

I don't mean to imply this story want great, it was. But I'm mostly looking forward to reading your multi chapter stories, both Now You Need Us and the iPod shuffle story if you write it. You do a great job at showing there's a lot more going on with the characters than we're seeing in any one story, which is fantastic, but it always leaves me wanting more.

This was a story that wasted no words; there's no flab to it at all. Well done!

Beautiful. You captured it perfectly. After all, Celestia was like a mother to her, and what mother would not eagerly await the day their child comes back home safe and sound?

Having her simply say, "I'm back," was perfect.

You certainly nailed Sunset's inner struggles down about perfect for how I expect her personality would be post-EG. Really, the only thing I might have added would be a short scene or the like earlier on of her getting moral support from her CHS friends, though that would make the story less short and sweet.

Very nice. I keep wishing that the movies will actually do something like this, but it never seems to come. Good thing we have stories like this one.

Short and sweet. Nicely done.

Hi Mrs. Beam! Just wanted to say I absolutely love your story. I love how you explored Sunsets feelings. Super good job.

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed my story and my take on Sunset and her thoughts. :twilightsmile:

This was really nice! :pinkiehappy:

Just a missing period after "the warmest hug Sunset had ever gotten in her life", which is a great way to end this! :twilightsmile:

Here is your Appropriate Orchestral Track for this story:

Yes! So beautiful! Heartwarming! I love it! Wonderful work! Keep it up!!! Sunset Shimmer stories forevvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeer!!!!

I am so okay with this. Sunset is me, honestly, cause that's how I'd react. Guh, crying happy tears, ignore me.

Short but beautifully sweet. I'm sorry I never read it before now. Thank you for it.

But still, she didn’t move. For a long moment she simply stood there, eyes closed, listening to Twilight and Celestia speak. The princess of the sun was so close, and finally Sunset took a deep, shaking breath as she opened her eyes.

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rereading this. And it's an amazing story.

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Hilarious in hindsight now that we've seen the real deal.

Nice story! In the end I almost crying, this really warm and beautiful!

This was a very sweet and wholesome story!

It had seemed like a good idea at the time.

This is what I say everytime my marriage comes up :pinkiecrazy:

“Welcome back, my dearest Sunset,” Celestia whispered

Ow...my feelings...:fluttercry:

Oh wow, I dunno if I commented on this before or not but I found this buried in my Read Laters already read. Oops! I guess I forgot to favorite it somehow :twilightblush:. Well, I'm here now, in 2021, so I may as well let you know I really enjoyed this. I liked the pacing, a lot of smaller one-shot fics tend to feel rushed or feel a little incomplete (like a racer who stops just before the finish line). The emotions present are pretty genuine and realistic.

Also, congrats on coming quite close to predicting how the actual reunion would go: The Canon Reunion. Linking for those who don't generally watch EQG.

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Canon was a joke, this one is better

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You're not wrong honestly.

Well. It had seemed like a good idea at the time. And she’d already said yes, so it was decided. Sunset was many things, but she wasn’t the kind of girl—mare—to go back on her word. As long as she remained convinced that this was a good idea and that it would all end well, she could get through it without a problem.

Your gonna have to do it sooner than later sunset, you can't ignore this forever. :fluttershysad:

It had seemed like a good idea at the time, but it wasn’t. It really, truly wasn’t. It was a bad idea, it was a horrible idea, and Sunset needed to leave now. She needed to go back through the portal—go home —and hopefully Celestia would never even realize this had happened.

Don't let your fear take over you Sunset, you got this! :pinkiehappy:

“Yes, you can.” It took a moment longer than it probably should have—Twilight was still learning the finer mechanics of her new wings, even now—but Sunset felt warm feathers brush against her shoulder, before the alicorn inched closer and nuzzled her reassuringly. “You’ve come this far, Sunset.”

She's right, you can't run from this, your just a door away from fixing the biggest mistake you've made in years!

Something in Sunset crumbled and she hugged Celestia back, as tight as she could as her own tears finally spilled free. They didn’t break apart even when Twilight left the room, closing the door behind her as gently as possible.

I'm proud of you Sunset, you did well, just as good as when it really happened in eqg back in 2018. :twilightsmile:

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