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Scott Curl

It's Complicated


After nearly destroying Canterlot High School and ruining the Fall Formal, Sunset Shimmer is already not feeling too chipper. Summer is coming, finals are looming, and she's got no one who can truly understand what she's feeling.

And then there's a complicated mix of emotions she has for a star soccer player...

Luckily, Sunset does have one old friend she can still talk to.

Written for the Changing Seasons shipping contest. Cover art by Uotapo.

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Comments ( 13 )

A very interesting story hope to see a sequel for it soon. :twilightsmile:

Let me guess: you got the idea for the whole Twilight doll from 'Long Road to Friendship', right?

Pretty good story, though personally, I would love it if it was a little longer or had a sequel of some kind.

It was a Celestia doll in this story, but you're right; "Long Road to Friendship" (and Albinocorn's stories in general) was an influence on this one.

needs another chapter with sunset confessing to RD


That was.. lovely. You had some lovely stuff going on here, some adorably awkward/honest Sunset... I really liked the ideas you put into this story, of the tattoo and of the plushie therapy. (Shame she couldn't get the winged model.) These lines especially....

“Now that I say it out loud? No, she wouldn’t. Knowing Rainbow, she’d probably introduce herself to you and ask you if you know how to play soccer.” The thought sent a chuckle up from Sunset’s belly, causing her to break out into a laugh, leaning over the railing.

“And then! Then she’d put you in front of a goal, and kick the ball at you, and she’d say ‘Oh! Wow! She’s got even better hands than you, Sunshim! Oh, wait, she doesn’t even have hands!’” Sunset laughed so hard that her stomach hurt.

I dunno. There's just something about a character feeling joy that can't help but make me love them, especially when the joy comes as naturally as this did. I hope you do well in the contest, because I think you deserve to.

Really solid. I like you don't bombard me with unnecessary information. Just gimme the stuff and bam. Good delicious little story.

That was awesome. I love how this was written.

I do love the device of Sunset using a pony plush to sort out her thoughts. Nkt sure what she was implying with the dark thoughts, though. Or rather, I'm pretty sure and worry that I'm right.

In any case, a lovely Sunset character study. Thank you for it.

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Nicely done.

Is the implication with the location of the tattoo what I think it is...? That she, quite literally couldn't do it without going through the sun's rays?

Not quite. The implication was that she used to cut herself there for self-harm, so she got a tattoo over that spot both to cover it up and as a symbol of her friends so that she wouldn't do it again.

Ah, yeah, that's what I was thinking actually. Kind of a 'been there done that' sort of thing for me... Very glad I'm not in such a place anymore.

i ShiP rAiNBOw aNd SuNseT sO hArd LiKE fEdEx, i’M gLad tHis fAnfIc eXiSts

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