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"Why..." she whimpered. "Why had it all come to this? Tell me, why?"

And with a long, airy sigh that stretched towards the ends of his life, he wore a pained grin, before finally giving an answer most sincere.

"Because you needed it more than I do."

A story inspired by the music from "22, A Million" by Bon Iver.
Cover art by Akeahi

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 16 )


Some night.

Heck of a thing seeing Bon Iver on here.

First Like Achieved! Many more to come I am sure.

Yeah, the lack of Bon Iver on this site concerns me, though I understand. Knowing how left-field his lyrics are, and having listened to the whole album repeatedly for weeks, it takes a toll on one's body. Hope I nailed it down though.

Will be crossing my fingers till then! Story isn't for everyone! :twilightsheepish:

Justin's got a lot more than Bon Iver. Do yourself a favor and go hunting into the archives. :rainbowkiss:

Think the only other one of his other projects I really listened to was Repave by Volcano Choir, mostly caused I stumbled upon it by accident. Loved it, though if I did write a story about it, it'll take a long time as I did for this one. :twilightsheepish:

Almanac best track.

Glad to see another who enjoys Justin! Only know like two others on here.

Wow. This was amazing. 👍

Thanks! Glad you liked it! :pinkiehappy:

Most of the people who I know that liked him are the ones that would actually take the time to sit down and listen to an entire album in a single go. Even then, there's no guarantee that they'll enjoy his work either. This album in particular took me a few more repeat listens before I could fully enjoy it for what it is.

By the way, being a fan of his work, I wanna know your honest-to-goodness opinion on whether you think the story thematically reflects that of 22, A Million?

I see you too draw great inspiration from Bon Iver. Both he and Novo Amor are nearly all I listen to when writing.

Glad you enjoyed it!

To be honest, I don't usually listen to Bon Iver when I'm writing, mainly because I'm pretty much a musicophile which basically listens to everything he could get his grubby little hands on. Case in point, my list of recently played songs included Earth, Wind & Fire, Deafheaven, Animals As Leaders, Radiohead and Ludovico Einaudi.

22, A Million, however, somehow stuck out to me. Don't know if it's because of Justin's sudden foray into electronic territory or the outlandish visuals of the lyric videos for each song, but the ideas that were swirling in that album left me a little more than inspired to put this out.

A little long there, but above all that, thanks for taking the time to read it!


Feliz Navidad

The Equator can be a strange place to celebrate holidays in.

Nevertheless, Merry Christmas to you too! :twilightsmile:

“You may be disdainful at her choice, but I can tell you for certain that I envy she even has one in the first place.” Her frown took on a distant glaze, swiftly drifting back to the days of yore. “If I was given such a choice, if the world could bring itself to kneel before that choice back when they made me an alicorn, I would make the very same decision that she has made. My sister would too, should she have this opportunity.”

This was actually the only really jarring part about the story. Even with all griefs considered, it seems weirdly absurd that all the princesses would make this choice, and that it would eventually all be for such similar reasons.

Otherwise, this was a fantastic story and an absolutely thrilling, wild ride.

I like that by the ending, you choose to see Celestia's final actions to Cosmos as either an act of weakness or strength, too.

Because of the content and violent references and imagery, I would change the rating to Teen. This doesn't fit the E rating at all.


Belated thanks for the like and follow! Appreciate it! :twilightsmile:

Regarding that scene you mentioned, yeah, it is a bit jarring and honestly a bit complicated of a mess to untangle, but the general gist of that segment and the paragraphs before + after it was that she's trying to downplay the idea of immortality being glorious to get Cosmos out of his mindset, even if it means saying something she doesn't fully believe in. In fact, I think neither her nor Luna would've chosen not to be immortal even if they could, considering how dire the straits of the world was in back in the day.

As for why Cadance and Twilight choose not to be immortal, I didn't really think it that far to be able to answer that. :twilightsheepish:

I think that does make more sense, since she has lied to him before. I think you did imply reasons for Twilight, and since Cadance didn't appear, nor did Luna there wasn't a reason to clarify.

And you're welcome! I probably should've followed you sooner because I've certainly read more from you, but I really loved this story so, here I am.

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