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Sunset Shimmer, while still Celestia's personal student, learns that there's some places you don't want to go, but love will make you do strange things. That and time paradoxes and magic storms.
(Sequel short story about Brandywine: Prance

This story is written to be standalone. Minor tag [SciFi] for Time Travel. This novel appeared as an Equestria Daily fan fiction Sunset Day - Fanfic Submissions! post for Sunset Shimmer Day Sept 22rd, 2016.

For those who are interested, the story explains what took place between the events in Celestia and the Battle for Sunset and The Enforcer and Her Blackmailers. If you read those two stories first, your fun will be doubled!

2/3 Added Starlight Glimmer tag for a supporting role. 2/25 Added Princess Celestia tag for a supporting role. 3/3 Added Timberwolf tag for obvious reasons. 3/26 Added Lord Tirek for S2 episode tie-in. 4/1 Switched out the Celestia and Timberwolves tag for Twilight and Fluttershy in the final chapters, because... read the story.

A big shoutout to Docintra my prereader. Thank you!
Thank you Novel-Idea for editing the anonymously posted image (click source mouse-over on image) I used as a cover into a real SF pulp fiction style cover!

Chapters (32)
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Comments ( 22 )

a Sunset Shimmer story with just Sunset Shimmer in the character tag? count me in! <3

I read the title and was immediately hooked.

Riiiiiiiiight... I'd forgotten this was a prequel to The Enforcer.


Maybe... maybe more? I think you will especially love the chapter after the next chapter named The Lesson I Forgot.. You will find I remembered your comments about Enforcer; it gave me ideas. Anymore would be spoilery.


Patience. It's worth waiting for.

Bruh, if I cared about that, I wouldn't have asked.

I've always been a "watch it all unfold" kind of guy, something that's sweetened by knowing what's coming.

I know, I've got something wrong with me, but sue me.

Comment posted by Mugen Kagemaru deleted Feb 8th, 2017

7925382 I am sorry; no disrespect intended. I was not laughing at your implying something is wrong with you, or your baring your soul as such. I was being super-pleased :pinkiehappy:that you cared so much about the story to appeal to me so emotionally.

This thread really made me feel good and the chortle is my expectation that the chapter I cited would cause your head to explode (in a good way). I value you as a fan and a reader, enough that I took your very well reasoned criticism about Enforcers to heart writing this story.

I get nothing for writing these stories except the practice of my art craft and the occasional affirmation that I am making an impact, preferably positive, on a reader through comments. (Okay, likes and page views that get me a wider audience are good, too, but comments are a magnitude better!)

I am congenitally unable to intentionally reveal real spoilers. You can't wait to read the cited chapter? Please volunteer to pre-read. The next two chapters are already posted to the site.

Comment posted by Mugen Kagemaru deleted Feb 7th, 2017


Since I've already forgotten the contents of the previous comment, I do want to make clear that, as of that comment, all has been good.

Is this story based off of this one?

If you mean one particular episode, it definitely dovetails with it.

Well, that's a big oops. I did not see the link on my phone. Nope. Not based on that, but I did add it to read later, so thanks. If you read at the long description for this novel, you'll see it is rooted in two other previous stories of mine, a novel and a novella. The concept for the visit to Tartarus is based on some MLP episodes to provide some backstory. In "Nopony Hurts My Friends!" one character names the episode in passing.

This is confusing as hell.

That was cute as hell.

wtf is going on
I agree with that statement

Hmmm.... That seems to be the consensus. It's a cliffhanger. You will find out what(tf) Sunset experienced in the next next chapter.:pinkiehappy:

"Tartarus! It's Tartarus." Cute as Tartarus. :pinkiehappy:

... and we finally went full circle. Love this story so far. Not just because I'm a sucker for this timey-whimey stuff but also because it's a really fun read. I'll recommend it to people.

Wait, I thought it was Tartarus. :trollestia:

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