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Zaid ValRoa

I hope you're having a good day.


With the coming celebrations, Canterlot's holiday spirit is at an all time high with thoughts of love and friendship.
Except for one little filly.

This was written for Speccer as a part of Jinglemas 2020! For more information about Jinglemas, checkout our group!

Cover art by typhwosion

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 19 )

Yes! I don't know what I was expecting but this is better. Thank you! :twilightsmile:

So sad :pinkiesad2:

Success! :pinkiehappy:
I'm happy you liked it.
Curiously enough, my very first outline was way sadder. I ended up snipping a few bits just so I wouldn't have to use the "Sad" tag.

Poor Sunset, I just wanna give her a great big hug and maybe help her out get some payback on those meanies.

Sunset's disappointment at the end came off really well and provided the perfect amount of melancholy for a holiday tale.

I really liked this story.
Thank you for writing it. :twilightsmile:


“You know, my dear student… There is not one pony who can take on the role of two. Not even a Princess.”

"Now, if you'll excuse me Sunset, I must go lower the sun and raise the moon." :trollestia:

Celestia's a very do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do kind of mentor, isn't she? :moustache:

Interesting, how many times Celestia's attempts to nudge Sunset to embrace friendship results in young unicorn's disillusion in mere idea of having friends?

There's certainly some irony there. But, it seems she learned her lesson with Twilight. Don't even hint that your anti-social student should make friends until the very eve of a magical catastrophe. Then, when Nightmare Moon is about to return, toss her into Ponyville while shouting:

I think Celestia is to Friendship,
what Cave Johnson is to Science.

She really likes the idea of friendship and thinks it's important. But has no idea how it actually works. :moustache:


Beautiful, and heartbreaking at the same time. A perfect Christmas story.

That was sad. I would love if this was turned into a full fic.

You say that as though this isn't one...

I meant multiple chapters not a one-shot

All children are inherently evil for at least a few years.

it is easier to deal with regret over the things you did than for the things you didn’t do

Some good advice =)
Thank you for writing this and happy holidays!

Happy Frieza Day!/Merry Christmas!

This was good.

“Yeah, good think Shimmer’s not here anymore.”

I do that too. I think there's actually a term for when you type a word that's the same as the one you intended save for the very end, but I don't remember what it is.


Curiously enough, my very first outline was way sadder. I ended up snipping a few bits just so I wouldn't have to use the "Sad" tag.

Honestly? I think the "Sad" tag would still be completely appropriate here.

V-v-vee-ry-y go-o-od

“This is sudden, so I don’t have anything to offer…” she trailed off, but began speaking excitedly as a few memories resurfaced. “Oh! But I still have that tin of cookies you gave me the other day. We can eat those!”

I wonder, is Sunset's trying to hide her feelings or Celestia always come to her student for some desserts?

How long you write this story?

Poor Sunset she needs a hug! :pinkiesad2:

I love this. Your style of narration is absolutely gorgeous and elegant. Here are a few notable phrases.

Regal as ever, tall as ever, warm as ever, Princess Celestia stood in front of her with a smile she was quick to reciprocate.

She opened a drawer and pulled the half eaten tin of cookies, but her enthusiasm faded when she saw Princess Celestia giving her a smile. Closed eyes and small smile. That was not one of her happy smiles.

She lowered her hoof. It was not worth it. They were not worth it. Celestia may have meant well, but she was too well-meaning. Some ponies simply weren’t worth the effort.

And you just all the right notes. Sunset and Celestia are both very well-written.

Excellent work, Zaid ValRoa. You keep writing!

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