• Member Since 12th Jan, 2012
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Celestial Brony

Pleasure justifies survival.


Big Macintosh helps his sister Applebloom to cope with the sadness that only a filly can feel. A d'awhful story of the comforts one can find in sibling love.

"Sadness is a cold, wet blanket that we can't always pull off of ourselves... But it makes all the difference when somepony will stay under that blanket with you and take the bitter chill away."

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 48 )

SO close to a tear being shed. I know how Applebloom feels. :pinkiesad2:

Another great job sir. Excellent work conveying the emotions felt in this story.

You definitely made me smile, CB. Smile, and tear up a little bit; Big Mac has the right of it in this story, that's for sure.

I really love the depth you give Big Mac in your work- I feel like not a lot of people do much with him, and I love the direction you take him. Well done, and well-written, indeed.

well, that's a beautiful story.
Absolutely wonderful!

I commend your fabulous writing skills, for they easily surpass my own.

A truly beautiful story that reminds me of the relationship that I have with my sister. A joy to read. ^^

A truly wonderful story. Very adorable. I've always liked stories about Applebloom and Big Mac. Keep up the good work. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Octavia.png

727445 :twilightsmile: Yeah... Brother-Sister is the only relationship I've never had, yet it's the one I'm most apt to write about. Thank you. :twilightsmile:

Big brother, here.

Good golly you've got that dynamic down pat. Reminded me of when my little sister was, well, little and we talked after her beta fish "Rainbow" died.

Excellent work. Almost cried.

EDIT: OH, also, favorited and followed.

You write that relationship very, very well- and I know what you mean about writing relationships that you don't have. Keep up the great work, CB. I look forward to reading more of your stories. :3

Great sad fic! Though I noticed Mac call Applebloom Appleblossom. Is that supposed to be her full name or something? :rainbowhuh:

728624 "Applebloom's ear flopped at the sound of her big brother's pet name for her."

If you read my other story, titled "When nopony's looking," you'll get a bigger explanation as to why he calls her that. It's a sibling fondness kind of gesture.

I don't know exactly what it is about this story that makes me smile so much. Maybe it's Applebloom's adorable naivety about the fragility of life. Maybe it's Big Mac's lovable personality. Maybe it's the relationship between brother and sister that you so perfectly wrote. I don't know.
This was a phenomenal story. It's refreshing to know that a heartfelt tale can be told in under 2000 words, as well. Keep up the good work!

728692 :twilightsmile: Those are the comments that keep an author writing, my brony brother/sister. Thank you for that.

I'm considering writing more about Big Mac and Applebloom. Both my stories with them were successful.

728683 Darn, I must have missed that line!

728702 6_9 <--- This face encompasses all emotIons for Derpy, except for sad. In this case, it conveys amusement.

I almost forgot to put it in, too. I was unintentionally assuming that everypony who was going to read this story had already red the first Big Mac / Applebloom one. :twilightblush:

Here's a dark thought. If Applebloom was this upset over a cricket, I can't imagine what she would be feeling if Winona died, or even a really close friend.

729044 Shh. You're giving away future events in my BIG story. :twilightsmile::trollestia::yay::pinkiecrazy::rainbowwild:

Wonderful story! Big Mac and Applebloom are some of my favorite characters, so I love how you portrayed them. I just wish I had a good relationship with my sister! :twilightangry2:

This was a very heartfelt story, I liked it. I am trying to think of some constructive critisism but I really cant think of any. I knew following you was a good idea, especially after saving pinkamena.

732395 :twilightsmile: Thank you. I'm getting closer to pushing out another chapter for that story. A bigger one.

Beautiful! Perfectly captured the moment here, I could picture every detail and I believed every bit of it.

736601 i.imgur.com/RZhtn.png
You win an internet for giving me an excuse to use this reaction image for the first time. :twilightsmile:


Yay! An internet and a hilarious reaction image!

728692 :twilightsmile: Thank you... Maybe some time I'll write a longer, better one... Those comments keep me going. :eeyup:

I'll require a trigger waring...'DEM FEELS'. I enjoyed this, however.

756912 :ajsmug: Another heart touched by literature of the Equine variety! VICTORY SCREECH! :yay:

Appleblossom.... Why does that sound so right coming from Big Mac?

Anyway, I'm glad to have finally found a story like this. For all the implications given in the show (and even in fanfiction) about how close they are, Big Mac and Applebloom have had little to no contact to build on; her relationship with Applejack has always taken the foreground (main character status helps with priority, I guess). This story captures exactly Big Mac's gentle and nurturing attitude, and also maintains Applebloom's innocence, which I love!

Thanks for taking the time to make this well-written story! :twilightsmile:

782443 When users leave comments like yours...
Thank you for that, B-Rob... I'm a lot more inclined to work on all my stories in progress right now. :scootangel: Thank you so much! :trollestia:

>>CelestialBrony No problem! Glad I could make a difference with that comment! :scootangel:

This was really good.

So sweet! That's what I'd expect from Applebloom. I'm an idiot because I thought Scootaloo died! :rainbowlaugh:
I would give this :yay::yay::yay::yay::yay: out of 5.

1833420 i.imgur.com/s3JYZ.gif Thank you. This is personally my favorite story of my own. I'm glad to see people still like it. <3

I ... I uh ... just have a like and a fave. :fluttershysad: :applecry: :fluttershbad:

2061358 :pinkiesmile: If my writer's block lets up I'll write another soon. Thank you. :rainbowkiss:

I loved this story. :twilightsmile: It's so hard to find a good fanfiction focusing on Big Macintosh and Apple Bloom. Their age difference makes it a different relationship than the one our favorite filly shares with Applejack, but it also isn't non-existent. (that sounded cool) You did a very good job of leading us on, I was half expecting Applejack to be dead when we were approaching the climax. You wouldn't believe the guilty relief I felt when I learned it was a grasshopper. (embarrassed pony smile) Then her Big Brother came in.

He was able to see past the apparent pointlessness of the filly's sorrow, and focus on the important thing: the sorrow. That's a problem we have in today's society. Not enough people are able to see past their own problems, and focus on others. I am not exempt from this assessment. If only we were all ponies... :rainbowlaugh:

2187188 :ajsleepy: If only every comment made my happy like that one :D

:pinkiesad2: awwww so cute.
I really enjoyed

2194823 why is everyone reading htis just now?!?!?!? :yay::yay:

I do know that he's just her brother. but I can't help but feel like he's some sort of Surrogate Father for Apple Bloom, especially when he gave her the name Appleblossom

That was a very cute story :twilightsmile: Well done!


Thyrai complimented me? :pinkiesick: Do I deserve it?

Chaotic Harmony did an audio reading of this on Reading Rainbow, can you believe that?

I'll have to remember to plug it on the story for them! I was beyond flattered.

That's awesome! I always get a surreal feeling when I hear my own words being read back to me on those things. Feels good man

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