• Published 10th Oct 2017
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Little Sister - RuinQueenofOblivion

Scootaloo has lived most of her life in foster homes, outside of her friends and Rainbow Dash she has only ever gotten close to one other person, Sunset Shimmer.

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Scootaloo sighed as she got out of bed and looked down at her feet. It had been awhile since Sunset Shimmer had vanished and come back different... no, she had to correct herself, she had learned since then that it wasn't the same Sunset she had known and grown close to, she was from some strange other world or something.

That at least explained why Sunset hadn't recognized her before, but it didn't make it hurt any less. Scootaloo was now a student at Canterlot High and she usually avoided Sunset, except when it was impossible to like when she wanted to hang out with Rainbow Dash.

She had never told Rainbow the truth about the Sunset she had known before, or anyone at school really. Most people didn't think there was any difference, but Scootaloo knew it and she was afraid that something terrible may have happened to the Sunset she knew.

"Scootaloo, are you okay?" Dizzy Twister asked as she slowly opened the door to look at the teenage girl. "You've been kind of out of it lately, your friends are worried about you."

"Its nothing," Scootaloo said with a shake of her head. "Honestly I'm just, trying to figure some stuff out, about what happened with Sunset before. I really don't know what to do, I know its not the same Sunset but every time I see her I can't help but think about her."

"Its okay, she didn't know about that," Dizzy said as she sat down next to the girl. "Have you ever tried talking to her about it?"

"Not really, what am I supposed to say? 'Hey, I used to know a girl that looked exactly like you, do you know what happened to her?' Yeah, I don't think that would go over that well," Scootaloo said with a shake of her head. "I still really wish I knew what happened to her, you know what I mean?"

"Yeah, I know," Dizzy said with a sigh. "When the other one showed up that kind of ended any investigation into the matter, but maybe I could call a friend or two and have them look into it, would that help?"

"A little," Scootaloo said with a shrug. "I mean, I'd like to know, and after that I honestly don't know anymore."

"Okay, I'll see what I can do, but you need to get to school," Dizzy said and Scootaloo nodded and left the room in order to get ready for the day.

Dizzy sighed a little and watched her go, she honestly had no idea what to tell her. She was still getting used to the idea of a second Sunset having appeared from another world herself, that was something that didn't exactly sit well with her, especially considering how it had affected Scootaloo.

She left the room and took out her cell phone and dialed a number, after a moment a woman's voice on the other end answered.

"This is Principal Celestia, can I help you?"

"Yes, this is Dizzy Twister, I'm the foster mother of one of your students," Dizzy said.

"Oh yes, Scootaloo's foster mother right?" Celestia asked and Dizzy answered yes. "What can I do to help you?"

"I'd like to talk about one of your other Students, Sunset Shimmer," Dizzy said.


A few hours later Sunset Shimmer was on her way to meet up with her friends for lunch at the cafeteria. It was weird to think that it had only been a few months since the whole thing at Camp Everfree, but at least things were settling down a bit around the school.

She sighed a little, she was a bit nervous about everything that was going on with the risk of Equestrian magic coming into the Human World again. But at least everything seemed to be normal recently, nothing had ever really come up since the movie premiere.

"Sunset, can I talk to you about something?" A calm voice asked from the door to the Principal's office, she turned to see Principal Celestia standing there and looking at her.

"Uh, sure, what's going on?" Sunset asked as she came to a stop, why did the Principal want to talk to her all of a sudden. "Is there something wrong?"

Celestia looked uneasy for a moment, she wasn't sure exactly how to put this into words. "Come into my office please Sunset, this is something that needs to be discussed in private."

Sunset nodded and followed her into the office, she took a seat in the chair in front of the Principal's desk and looked at her. Was she in some sort of trouble? She hadn't really done anything that would warrant that lately, why would the Principal want to talk to her otherwise though?

"Sunset, I received a call from the guardian of one of the students here at school today," Celestia finally said. "I'm sorry for bringing this up, but there's been some questions raised about, well, you. Or more specifically, the you that was going to this school before you arrived."

"Wait, what?" Sunset asked, this was the first she had even heard about this, while it was true that she had wondered on occasion about her counterpart given that everypony else in Equestria seemed to have one.

"Yes, its kind of an odd thing really, before you arrived there was a Sunset Shimmer going to this school," Celestia admitted with a sigh. "The thing is though, she went missing not long after the school year started. Then you showed up a couple of days later, so the question of course has come up about what happened to the other Sunset."

Sunset's mind was reeling, that did explain some of the weird reactions people gave her when she first arrived, but she wasn't really sure what to think about all this.

"Honestly Principal Celestia, I have no idea, this is the first I've really heard of this," Sunset finally said. "I know its hard to believe, but I never even met the me from this world. I guess I never really thought about it when I first arrived, I'm sorry I can't help."

"Its alright, I figured I might as well at least try and see if you knew anything," Celestia said with a sigh. "Its a matter that's going to have to be explored and you're going to be asked a lot of questions. Are you sure there's not anything else you can tell me?"

Sunset paused for a long moment, she remembered running into Scootaloo briefly one day before they had gone to the same school together. She seemed to know her before they really met, now that made a lot more sense, was it possible that Scootaloo knew the other version of her?

That might explain a lot actually, even when they were both with Rainbow Dash Scootaloo seemed, distant at times like she didn't want to be there with Sunset. She had never given it much thought, but things were starting to make a lot more sense now.

"I'm sorry I can't tell you more," Sunset said with a sigh. "If I can ever think of anything I'll talk to you about it, but I doubt I'll be able to."

"Alright, thank you anyway, you may go to lunch now," Celestia said with a nod and Sunset headed out of the office, the conversation had left both of them with more questions than answers.


"Hey Sunset, is everything okay?" Twilight asked as Sunset took a seat next to her at their lunch table. "You're usually not this late."

"Yeah, I'm sorry, Principal Celestia wanted to talk to me about something," Sunset said as she started to eat. "She said something about my counterpart from this world having come to this school briefly before vanishing a couple of days before I arrived."

"Oh, yeah, I remember hearing about that, I guess I never put two and two together," Rainbow said with a shrug. "No one really knew the girl since she was a new student, it was more or less just a rumor."

"Huh, I guess I never really noticed," Sunset said with a shrug.

"Who knows, maybe she accidentally accessed the portal to Equestria or something," Pinkie suggested with a shrug.
"I think somepony would've noticed that there were two of me running around Canterlot," Sunset pointed out with a light chuckle. "I don't know what happened to he really... Rainbow can I ask you something?"

"Sure, anything," Rainbow said as she took a long drink of her milk.

"Do you know anything about Scootaloo's family or home life?" Sunset asked and Rainbow Dash paused a moment as she looked at the fire haired girl. "I mean, you two are close so..."

"Yeah, I know, I just wasn't expecting you to ask me that," Rainbow said with a shrug as she set her drink down again. "Honestly Sunset, I don't know a whole lot about her family, she's always kind of kept to herself. I think she lives with a foster family though, that's about the closest I've ever gotten to something resembling an answer."

"I see," Sunset said as she sighed a little, a lot of this still didn't make sense to her. "Has she mentioned anything else?"

"Well, umm, she has that necklace she always wears," Fluttershy said nervously. "I asked her about it once, she said it was given to her by her family."

Sunset looked thoughtful for a long moment, she still wasn't sure exactly what was going on but she had some answers at least. It was pretty clear that Scootaloo knew her counterpart, they had probably even been close, but what had happened to her?

If Scootaloo had really been close to this world's Sunset, then how come she had vanished without telling her? Something about this still felt weird to her, like there were pieces to a puzzle that she didn't have a picture for, and she didn't like it.

"Well, thanks for your help anyway," Sunset said with a sigh as she poked at her food a little.

"Is everythin' okay?" Applejack asked as she looked over at Sunset. "Yah seem ta be actin' mighty weird about this whole thing."

"Yeah, everything is fine, I was just thinking is all," Sunset said with a shrug as the bell rang signaling the end of lunch.

As they walked out of the cafeteria they went past the Crusaders who were on their way in for their own lunch period. For a brief moment Scootaloo and Sunset exchanged a look, for a moment Sunset wanted to say something to the girl but she had no idea what to say so she kept walking.

She'd have to talk to her again later.


"Is everythin' okay Scootaloo, yah seem a bit distracted today," Apple Bloom asked as Scootaloo poked at her lunch a little with her fork. "Is somethin' botherin' yah?"

"Its nothing, I'm just thinking about something is all," Scootaloo said with a sigh as she looked at her friends. "You know, about family and stuff, its hard to focus right now is all."

"Its okay, don't worry about it," Sweetie said with a smile as she wrapped her arm around Scootaloo gently, which made the girl blush a little. "What are you thinking about."

"About Sunset mostly," Scootaloo said with a sigh. "Its still kind of weird for me with everything that's going on. Its not easy, given she looks so much like... well you know."

"Yeah, I understand," Sweetie said with a nod, Scootaloo had barely talked about the other Sunset to her friends over the past few years, but that's not the kind of thing you forget easily. "So, why don't you talk to her about it?"

"Yeah, that'll go real well, even if she's nicer now, she'd probably just pass it off," Scootaloo said with a shake of her head. "Besides, its not the same thing as having her here, it feels more like I'd just be replacing her."

"Scoots, Ah kinda know how yah feel, when Ah lost mah parents it wasn't easy ta get used ta either," Apple Bloom said with a nod as she reached over and squeezed her friend's hand. "Ah mean, Ah didn't have alternate versions of them from another world showin' up, but Ah can imagine what yer goin' through."

"Its not like she's dead or anything, that we know of at least," Scootaloo said with a sigh. "She's just, gone, and I don't know if she'll ever be back. Its that not knowing part that's really hard, I really just don't know what to do."

"I think you should talk to her," Sweetie said. "I know its not quite the same as the one you knew before, but it might do you a lot of good. You've been hanging onto this since we first met you Scootaloo, she'll never replace your sister in your heart, but it may at least help you heal. Right Apple Bloom?"

"Its at least worth a try," Apple Bloom said with a nod.

"I don't know, I'll think about it I guess," Scootaloo said with a sigh as she finished eating. "Do you really think I should talk to her?"

"Yeah, it can't hurt at least," Apple Bloom said with a nod.

"I'll, think about it," Scootaloo said and got up and walked off to put her tray away.

"What are we going to do about this?" Sweetie asked as she looked at Apple Bloom. "I'm worried about her, we don't know how much of an effect this'll have on her if she keeps going on like this."

"Ah don't know, maybe we should try talkin' ta our sisters, they might be able ta help think of somethin'," Apple Bloom said and Sweetie nodded. "If nothin' else, it'll at least help, Ah don't know really."

"Yeah, we'll think of something, I hope," Sweetie said as she finished eating. "I just hope that everything will be okay, I don't want anything to happen to her."

"Me neither," Apple Bloom said and then gave her friend a teasing smile. "So when are ya'll gonna stop hidin' yer feelings and admit how yah feel about each other already?"

Sweetie facepalmed, she couldn't believe Apple Bloom would say something like that right now. "This isn't the time for that, lets just think about what we can do to help Scootaloo, okay?"

"Fine, yer no fun," Apple Bloom said with a chuckle as the two girls got up to meet with their friend.

Comments ( 14 )

massive time skip is massive but exceptionable

8530054 Well, I mean the first chapter was just to set up what's going on.

i should of guested but alas i am not a smart boy anyway is human sunset going to be well alive?

8530095 I have no plans to kill her, its just a question of what happened to her.

then i cant wait to see what happens next

Yeah, why would Scootaloo wait a year or so to bring this up.

The chapter was good, but I found the amount of time confusing. I would have been interested in seeing Scootaloo trying to befriend jerk Sunset, only to be put on an emotional roller-coaster.

Hmm, really wanting more!

whens the next chapter?

i hope soon because the suspense is painful

I like it. Especially nice that Sunset isn’t directly responsible.

This was a great segment.
I can't wait until the next chapter.

Can't wait for more :)

When is the next chapter?

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