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Hi. I'm a struggling writer who, in his off-time, writes stories about ponies and humanoids based on ponies. Like my work? Hate it? Let me know.



This story is a sequel to And That's Good Enough

As the school year quickly draws to a close, Rarity – still down following her rejection by her best friend – attempts to talk things out, but finds Sunset Shimmer busy with her own work. Failing that, she finds herself conversing with the least likely suspect: Flash Sentry. Slowly the two realize they have more in common than they expected.

This story is part of Sunset's Recovery Arc.

Thanks to Nonchalant and CoffeeMinion for their help!

Chapters (4)
Comments ( 28 )

Rarity by now you should realize that Sunset is not going to get anything even resembling subtle when it comes to this.

Hopefuly our girl Rarity will get her Sunny eventually.

You mean in "A Midsummer Day's Quest", when Sunset answered no about Rarity being her girlfriend but best friend?

That story takes place after this one – late June while Rejected is mid/late May. AMDQ just happened to be published first because I used it to celebrate my getting a new laptop.

AMDQ was also written several months later -- I posted it almost immediately after I finished it in March while I've been sitting on this story since last July.

I can neither confirm nor deny.

Can ya blame her? My Sunny has a pretty low opinion of herself (but not her abilities). She doesn't think she's girlfriend material and she's still not used to this sort of affection.

I'm… not sure how to interpret that. Have I done something wrong? Do keep in mind this is just the 1st chapter (it's not a one-shot) AND there is at least one more story after this.

See, this is why I decided not to post this story all at once. If I need to alter some dialogue in later chapters in response to reader feedback, I can. Chapter Two will go live on or around June 4th, 2018. Whether you meant to or not, you've given me some insight that I can use to make the rest of the story better. So, thanks. :twilightsmile:

Yeah I was a bit confused (I didn't checked your guide then).
Thanks anyway, and good stories as always.

AND there is at least one more story after this.

There had better be - we Rariset shippers are growing increasingly unstable and desperate! :pinkiecrazy: :raritydespair:

Don't care if you're teasing Flash n' Rares- the power of yuri conquers all.

*facepalm* holy shit she is dense as a fuc*** rock, good luck rarity.

Awesome chapter I really loved the little banter between rarity and flash and this little backstory to their relationship we got <3 thanks for the chapter!

Yeesh, Sunset and Flash get along as well as cats and dogs. Lets hope Rarity can finally get through to the knucklehead that is Sunset and relationships.


*facepalm* holy shit she is dense as a fuc*** rock, good luck rarity.

:rainbowlaugh: :rainbowlaugh: :rainbowlaugh: …She's gonna need it. --> :raritycry: We don't want this to happen.


Lets hope Rarity can finally get through to the knucklehead that is Sunset and relationships.

I can neither confirm nor deny. As for Sunny & Flash, can you really blame them for acting how they do?

I have but one complaint about this series you've worked so hard on!
And that is that I can't read all of it quite yet ^^'

I love the way you've characterised and developed over all of these stories, and you're still doing a great job here.
Keep it up! <3

This chapter provides an important life lesson. Don’t anger anyone who owns a jackhammer.

Gah, what the fu- REALLY, Sunset? Are you kidding me? Don't be so clueless, you're not a guy, that's our schtick!


you're not a guy, that's our schtick!

Can confirm. Sometimes when I'm with my mother in some place and I'm talking with a girl (behind the counter or waitstaff at an eatery), my mother will tell me after we leave that the girl was flirting with me. I sure as hell never notice and literally don't believe it. Sunset may not be male in any sense of the word, but she REALLY IS that oblivious to genuine romantic interest and overtures... for now.

For now.

The (very) few times I’ve thought anyone might be flirting with me always just made me question if this was part of my general egomania. Also the foreign body line made me facepalm.

Gotta say, Rarity's fantasy made me laugh a little with how surreal and disconnected it was.

Flash and Rarity simultaneously facepalmed.


“You’re actually intending to help me study for finals.” Rarity said flatly, a tinge of disappointment in her voice.

Poor Rarity, bluebeaned yet again!

Also, for a moment I thought geodes were present during Raritys intense fantasizing near the portal. Imagined for a sec she touched Sunset and revealed all that. Alas, Sunset is still oblivious as ever. Maybe next time :raritywink:

I can't help but think that Sunset might have missed some of the subtlety in what Celestia told her before she ran off.

Was it ever stated why exactly Celestia turned Sunset away? I always figured it was in part because she didn't have the same cutie mark as on the Tree of Harmony, not just because she was kind of a bully.

Anyways, great story through and through, especially when it started to pick up. :)

Celestia, giving fillies terrible mental disorders since Discord knows when.

8982084 - :twilightoops:
Well, you're not wrong. Twilight's pretty mentally verkackte in her own ways. I think Cadance may be the only pony raised by Celestia who ended up NOT messed up somehow.

Also I’m pretty sure Cadance was older when she was brought in. Proof that Celestia is mostly a problem in the formative years.

Kind of a shame Rarity never confessed.


Fuck you, Celestia. No wonder she's such a mess.

Maybe if Rarity borrowed Limestone's jackhammer, then she could get the hints through Sunset's head. Maaaaaybe...

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