Having accepted Twilight's offer of apprenticeship in the magic of friendship, Starlight Glimmer returns to the community she founded long ago, in her first attempt to make amends.

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I'm not even going to try to write a joke about anything.

This is simply too good.

Very few things in this world manage to get me to cry, and this is one of them.

Wonderful. That's really all I can say.

Congratulations, you brilliant writer. You have just authored my favourite Starlight fic on this site by some distance... And, considering the surplus of ones we've had up to this point, that's some achievement.

Have a fave and a like. It's the least you deserve.

"I want you to write a letter to Sunburst."

Now we need a sequel to this... amazing story to put it lightly.

6688875 This was the prequel. You want the letter to Sunburst?

There you go. Enjoy!

Oh, didn't see that before and read it. Now we need a reaction to that letter. :p

This is why I love FiMFiction.

Congratulations on your 20th story, and Happy early 4th Anniversary! I've definitely enjoyed the ride!


Two Starlight fics in not even a week, and both have been really good. I believe that calls for something, and I know just what that something is: (I don't know if there's a Starlight Glimmer one available yet, so this will have to do.)

The feels...the feels.

The only negative thing about the finale is that after the season premiere I was such a Starlight/Diamond shipper and now they've given her an old boyfriend.

More than anything I'm amazed at how this show has made me be able to forgive a character I so utterly despised. Seriously, Starlight was my most hated character in all of MLP, if not all of fiction, for a while.

You captured what it would really be like trying to make amends with those she oppressed. Friendship is Magic indeed.

Now, on to the sequel.

Now this would have fit perfect in the finale if not for time constraints.

Good job, you made me tear up just a bit.

Starlight Glimmer is the definition of a Jerkass Woobie. All them feels mon....:fluttershysad:

6691615 I already did one, this was a prequel.

Hmm. I'm not sure I buy the residents of Our Town using Starlight Glimmer's Cutie Mark as their symbol. Forgiving her once she admitted to her mistakes, sure. But after she lied to them for so long, I kinda doubt they'd want anything to do with her once she was gone. :applejackunsure:

Beyond that, this was a very interesting take on Starlight's return to Our Town. It's sweet, everything that was said needed to be said, and hey, it leads into your next story quite nicely. However, that one detail I mentioned above is kinda holding the whole thing back. Or maybe that's just me. Either way, nicely done. :twilightsmile:

6692509 Thanks for the critique. I get what you're saying, but I looked at it as, "This town is about using our individuality to help each other. Here's YOUR individuality, whether you like it or not."

Kind of like getting back at her symbolically if she was never found.

I almost cried, and that is saying a lot. This was fantastic.

Oh man, that was good. The feels. :fluttershysad:

I was very bitter about Starlight's redemption on the day of the finale, but dammit, you've turned me around to the other side. Curse you, miles.


Yes, join the Dark Side! We have cookies.

Double Diamond had swept it all aside with his hug and reassuring words.

What a freaking boss!

6705609 It's happened so many times now though! Before Starlight it was Diamond Tiara, then Gilda, and the Sirens, Sunset, Discord, Trixie, and even Luna way back in episode two! I think this is a show about forgiveness and redemption almost as much as it's about friendship.

Liked it. Good show. :twilightsmile:

Aww. A sweet little making amends story. :heart:

We kinda sorta got it in the Season 6 finale, but yeah, I wish they gave more time to her redemption than all the alternate timelines we got in the time travel battle.

What a sweet and moving story! I think you do a great job about Starlight.
Could you please allow me translate this story into Chinese? I believe Chinese brony will also love it. And I will post it on

Thanks for your permission.
Chinese translation:

That was absolutely beautiful.

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