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Rose Quill

Author of the Homecoming series, occasional contributor to Bodyguard!AU, and food aficionado. Please consider joining my Patreon


This story is a sequel to Put a Ring on It

It's the anniversary of Twilight Velvet and Nightlight, and to celebrate the family is gathering in an expensive hotel in the resort destination of Tall Lake: Shining Armour and his wife Cadance, Twilight Sparkle, her adoptive brother Spike; and her marefriend, Sunset Shimmer. Sunset hopes to make a good impression on Twilight's parents, so that she can get her blessing to ask Twilight's hoof in marriage.

But matters are complicated when Sunset befriends a young mare named Summer, who possesses the unerring ability to tell truth from lies, and who delivers a grim verdict: Sunset does not love Twilight. Sunset is thrown into doubt over her feelings, and at the worst possible time; for Tall Lake is not only a popular tourist destination, but also a hotbed of crooks and spies, with danger and excitement around every corner - and Twilight risks being caught in a web of deception and villainy.

Sunset will need to reach out to an old enemy, as well as a shadowy figure from her past, if she's going to fight for her love and win.

If, that is, Twilight really is her love, and she isn't fooling herself?

Adopted from Scipio Smith on 7 December 2019

Chapters (6)
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Comments ( 50 )

shhhh, quiet, just accept my premature favorite

That was the reason, rather than any hatred of avians, why Sunset had scared off the birds.

Dumb birds. :twilightangry2:

Its here! Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes!

The bit about an EMP is a shout-out to the Albinocorn's awesome Long Road to Friendship.

I had figured that's what you were referencing.

Interesting. So there is more about Sunset's parents than was told. Nice job with Twilight's father and Sunset conversation. Besides a few misspells, not much else to add till the next chapter. :twilightsmile:

Nightlight, you really messed things up.

3 Chapters in and you haven't hit the premise.

I really don't know what to say here, Nightlight's behavior was absolutely unacceptable. It was also very predictable as well. This story is solid on the whole, but could definitely do with less of that kind of thing.

I'm sorry that this is not more useful feedback, but that was just confusing on some level. :applejackconfused:

Oh god I knew it. As soon as I read the name Red and then 'most wanted', I made the connection with The Blacklist. Awesome!

I knew something was wrong with Summer from the start. She just came off as so fake right out of the gate.

a club called Tech-Noir

With appropriate tunes I surmise, just hope it lacks in robots trying to kill you

Heh, somepony's been watchin' the Blacklist. I just hope none of this spoils the season premiere. I've still got it on the DVR to watch.


I'm in the UK, so I haven't seen past the end of season 2


I was actually thinking of Terminator

OK, there's no way that Sunset doesn't love Twilight. Summer is obviously playing her for some unknown force. I say that she should do all of that again, but with Cadance and Applejack instead. One could detect lies and the other any trace of love, true or false.

'This is the service for Vanhoover calling at Saddale, Hoofington, Unicorn Range West, Buckingham, Tall Lake and Vanhoover where this service will terminate.'

Buckingham Elementary is where I went when I was younger. :twilightsmile:


I use the name more than once in my fanfics because it's one of the few real life place names that is already ponified.

the story is so gripping...sunlight romance and drama at its finest if you ask me...when is the next chapter?

Can't wait to see the rest of the story

6541370 I know you stopped writing and everything, but did you ever off up this story for adoption?

The best liars are those who tell the truth all the time. This trick was also stated in "Mistborn" by Brandon Sanderson. It's a great way to do things. I have huge suspicions about Summer now.

Shame I hear you aren't writing anymore...

awesome story any idea when there will be more

dumb birds... oh wait birds don't bother me well ok I got no beef wit the birds. Where are you hiding that ring sunset

ohhh cool why did I not know about this

The bit about an EMP is a shout-out to the Albinocorn's awesome Long Road to Friendship.

thought I saw that in a book I read

The receptionist blinked. Then he swallowed. Then he stammered incoherently for a little while before he managed to make some words come out. "P-p-princess Twilight! This reservation was for you? But, but the name said-"

At that moment the receptionist knew he fucked up

"Y-no!" the receptionist squeaked, his horn glowing cerulean blue as he yanked the keys to Loft Fourteen away. "That was...aha...that was a mistake on my part, terribly sorry, terrible mistake, I would never dream of...ahaha...ahem. No, you're room is the Celestial Suite on the fifth floor, two doors down from the Solarium. I'll just get somepony to take your bags. BELLHOP!" He struck the porters' bell so hard that a dozen bellcolts converged upon the desk at once. "Take Princess Twilight Sparkle's luggage to the Celestial Suite! Right now!" He smiled obsequiously. "Please enjoy your stay at the Sapphire Grand, Your Highness, and if there is anything at all that you require please don't hesitate to let me know or any other member of staff know, we will all be terribly happy to assist you."

that's better
Really Nightlight you've gone too far you left protective and went to accusing

"I am not my father!" Sunset yelled. "You want to call me out on the things that I've done then go ahead! I apologise for my mistakes but I won't run from them, and I own the things that I've done for good or bad. But you call me over to throw my dad in my face? To question me about him? To act like I'm working for a guy I haven't seen since he walked out on his family ? You can go to Tartarus! I don't have to take this, not even if you are Twilight's father. Have a nice night."

... hope you see the light
that was terrible

and plot twist and cliff hanger

Please update this!!! It's really good!

Somepony please finish this story

I adopted it yesterday with Scipio’s blessings.

:pinkiehappy: Any idea when the first new chapter will be up? Because now I need to reread the other stories to refresh myself.

Maybe a bit. I’m working on a major project right now, but it won’t by as long as the last update.

*Sees This Story updated*



IT LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And the song Runway Train comes to mind after reading this. Nightlight got hit hard.

Comment posted by DaylightHobbyist deleted Dec 19th, 2019

This story is getting a conclusion after all?

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

I look forward to sharing it with you all.



This was really good. I could not have written this so well as you, certainly not now after so long and maybe not even then. I look forward to experiencing this story as a reader.

Can't wait to see how this goes.

Finally getting around to starting this series again. Can't wait to see what's going to happen!!!

Okay I feel so bad for Sunset right now.

Now I'm caught up, and boy did things escalate quickly!

It turned dark pretty fast.......
I am not sure I like the new direction.:pinkiesick:

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