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I'm a go playing brony who reads and writes fan fiction works. That's about all you need to know.


During a magic experiment involving the Crystal Heart, an accident caused Sunburst to enter a parallel universe. In this reality, Sunburst is recently engaged to Princess Sparkle. As he works to return home, the situation causes the stallion to consider some of his choices and what he truly values in life.

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That's an interesting idea!

Good first chap, hope you continue

Okay, definitely a very interesting idea. I'll definitely keep an eye on this one!

Alright, you have given us a well worn trope with an odd pairing of characters.

I'm in.

In this reality, Sunburst is recently engaged to Princess Sparkle.

Does this mean Starlight is the main antagonist?

Very refreshing content to see how Twilight reacted to Sunburst’s confusion with very apt descriptions. I wonder how a wooden barrier would shield against magical beams...perhaps as an insulator? Nonetheless, please carry on your splendid work! :twilightsmile:

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I'm really glad you enjoyed the first chapter! I hope I can continue with that level of quality as the story progresses.

Well, I don't want to spoil anything, but no, Starlight isn't an antagonist, but she is going to generate some conflict.

No, she's reacting to what Sunburst said to Twilight, thinking that Sunburst is reassuring her before their wedding. That'll be more clear at the start of the next chapter.

Great job on the start of this story. Love the work on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up in all the right places. I particularly liked the explanation of the experiment. And, yeah, it IS too bad Flurry Heart ended up snafuing that experiment. I am definitely feeling sorry for both Sunburst and the other Twilight right now (Sunburst for being in an unfamiliar world and Twilight for her own upcoming confusion).

On to the next chapter.

Again, excellent job on the exchange, characterizations and future chapter set-up in all the right places. Yeah, I could understand Twi being upset under the circumstances, but I DID enjoy Sunburst reassuring her, even if he isn't HER Sunburst. And, now, we are going to need to explain this again to Starlight.

But, anyway, very certainly looking forward to more of this.

Again, really good job on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up in all the right places. I absolutely loved how Twilight, Starlight and Sunburst are working toward reasoning out the differences between this current universe and the one Sunburst came from (as well as bring back the native Sunburst). And yeah, heading for the Crystal Empire MIGHT provide a SMALL clue or two, but I doubt it will help much beyond that (it's too early in the story for that). But I love how Spike took the alternate universe stuff (besides popping up in A LOT of comic books, Spike and Twilight also have REAL LIFE experience with AT LEAST ONE other universe if "Equestria Girls" is canon in this universe [possibly even TWO alternate universes if the "Reflections" arc of the IDW Comics happened here too], so that would be EVEN MORE reason for Spike to take the alternate universe stuff so well).

But, anyway, definitely looking forward to more of this.

im imaging a swap universe siltation where other sunburst kisses twilight calls her his fiancee in front of starlight :rainbowlaugh:

I'm very curious to see where this goes, keep it up!

A difficult date? I would call it a beautiful date, this chapter was adorable and well pace, keep it up!

Heh, here in Latin America, women tend to address EVERYONE with "sweetheart", "honey", and "dear", so if any American woman ever addressed me like that, flirting with me, it went over my head.

I thought I missed my queue or something.


Again, an excellent job on the latest chapter. It took a while, but was quite well worth the wait. Wonderful work on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up. And now we know the point at which the relationship between the other Twilight and her universe's Sunburst began. Yeah, I can see where Main Sunburst might get thinking concerning that (especially since the main difference is that the Main Sunburst KEPT IT at just the letters while the other Sunburst DID work up the nerve to gradually build toward something more). Though, again, I DID really appreciate Main Sunburst trying so hard to reassure the other Twilight. And that does sound like that first date was exactly the right mix of adorable and awkward.

Anyway, very certainly looking forward to more of this.

"You know what I'm saying. Why don't you have a marefriend?"

"I'm sorry, is that a requirement?" :facehoof:

Why isn't there an alternate universe tag?

I knew this chapter was coming, but still, my starburst-shipper heart cracked a little as I was reading. I'm not trying to justify Starlight's aggressiveness and lack of tact in this chapter, but I can understand where she's coming from. things are getting interesting though, I can't wait to read what happens next!

That's something I considered, but I decided against it based on the description of the AU tag. I don't see this as being a particularly big break from canon and Sunburst gets to learn about any changes with the audience; in that way the changes are introduced in-story. It's a bit meta, but I don't think of this story as an AU one because it is about a character from the canon universe being put into an AU, not about the characters in the AU itself. That's certainly debatable, though. Here's the relevant half of the tag description:

Stories that take place in a world significantly diverged from canon. Changing the outcome of major events, large setting changes, or anything else that represents a large break from canon, particularly if the change is something that does not happen during the story itself. Stories that start at a point in canon and diverge through character development or other in-story events generally do not qualify as AU.

To me, the last line excludes this story, because an in-story event leads to the AU.

All I can say is VERY good job on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up here. Yeah, I can see where Cadance and Stellar might be a bit pushy about Sunburst finding a marefriend, but can also understand Sunburst's reasoning for why he isn't in a hurry for one (though he would be welcome to the idea GIVEN ENOUGH TIME), even if Starlight seemed so hurt by this, one would think she was jealous of Twilight getting to her old friend before SHE could admit anything.

Anyway, very certainly looking forward to more of this.

Sounds like rather than showing a bed pony what their might of been with a minor change its showing Sunburst much more personally what his life could've been

We still don't have the whole story about the divergence between universes. I wonder if in this universe, Starlight tried to initiate romance with Sunburst in a way that backfired, comedy-of-errors style, and led to Sunburst deciding to pursue Twilight instead. I think Starlight was holding out hope that AU Starlight at least ended up with Sunburst, which is why she was so frustrated about him not dating anyone.

It has been far too long since I've read a fiction that made me actually feel something. I'd say the time spent on this one was the right call, every single word was enthralling. I'm actually really excited to keep reading.

So I have question, as wonderful and amazing this story has already been, will we ever get to see the other Sunburst's POV or maybe Twilight's POV on the other Sunburst.

Just wondering since I thought it would be nice.

I wasn't originally planning on including the other Sunburst's perspective, but now that I think about it, I think that that could work as a sort of interlude between sections of the main story to give some additional outside perspective. If nothing else, it might be entertaining. I'll see what I can do. :twilightsmile:

I really appreciate you taking the time to think about it so thank you regardless

I’m going to predict that when Sunburst goes back to his universe, him and Twilight will you know what.

Get married? Because I predict that too since y'know they got swapped in the middle of that

Excellent work on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up in all the right places, as usual. I really appreciate how supportive Shining and Cadance are being here (with Shining Armor even sharing a bit more detail of his experience when Chrysalis foalnapped and replaced Cadance) as well as Sunburst acknowledging how much worse it would have been if Flurry Heart was the one that got sent to another universe AND thinking about what the other Sunburst is going through.

VERY definitely looking forward to more of this.

It felt odd but natural at the same time, sunburst so far hasn't really made an emotion opinion about where he stands so it was interesting and very human to see him break down onto emotions he's been avoiding due to the idea of "there's always another problem to solve" so it feels genuine when he starts thinking about it but still kinda weird to see it just suddenly show up. A good chapter nonetheless!

I found this fic today and finished without taking a break. I really like it and i want to thank you for such a great time.
So i wonder if you are gonna continue the story?

You're welcome! And thank you for reading. I took some time away from this to work on a non-FiMFiction story and only recently came back to writing on the site at the end of December. I expect to have the next chapter out by the end of January.

That's fantastic, I'll look forward to reading other of your fics in the meantime and thanks for the entertaining time you've given me so far.
I am not a native English speaker so if the sentence is weird I'll hope you excuse me

REALLY good job on this latest chapter. It might have taken a while, but it was definitely well worth the wait. Once again, the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up are all wonderfully done. And the fact this chapter is out just over a week before Valentine's Day makes it even more appropriate (even if it's just a happy coincidence). Definitely loved the chat Sunburst had with the other Twilight and Shining while they were researching the spell and waiting for Starswirl and also the chat Sunburst had the other Starlight (explaining her recent behavior AND the reasoning Starlight didn't trust herself to try to pursue a relationship with her old friend despite knowing him a heck of a lot longer than Twilight has).

Anyway, definitely looking forward to more of this.

I called it! Great to understand why Starlight was acting weird. I wonder why, in his world, Sunburst didn't hit on Starlight?

Another well done chapter. Greatly appreciate the effort going into the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up here. Yeah, I can see where Sunburst could come up with something that sounded logical, but kept what Starlight admitted to him a secret to explain the latter's outburst and then reassuring Twilight. And, yeah, makes sense that Twilight would pick up so many books that it would even overload somebody that can put force fields around an entire city. And, it turns out that it might have been a good thing Twilight DID find all those books because they might need all the reading material they can get. And, yeah, definitely getting a bad feeling about Starswirl "missing his train".

Very definitely looking forward to more of this.

Sometimes, there is so much to get done that you put your feelings aside, and the stress builds but you get so used to it that you ignore it, until something happens that makes you break down completely. Oh, poor Sunburst, I'm glad the ponies of this universe are kind to him.

Twilight and Sunburst being nerds together made me smile, and as Twilight said, he definitely sells himself short when it comes to his talents. I'm glad Starlight got a chance to talk and apologize to him, another pony that sells herself short as well, I would send everyone to therapy once this is over but that's just me. And the other Sunburst is definitely more forward with the mares, am I right? :trixieshiftright:

Oooh, things are getting interesting! I have some theories about what's going on, but I'll keep my mouth shut. Excellent chapter!

Oh dear. I think Starlight in this world is secretly envious of Twilight and Sunburst, and she clings to this whole "I can't be trusted to be in a relationship." Because then she gets to feel noble instead of just regretting that she passed on Sunburst and now he's forever out of reach.

I like how Sunburst immediately explained that he was confused where he was rather than going with the flow and waiting for an opportunity to explain things

Anyone else ever feel like Spock from Star Trek IV when you're just trying to get through the day, but someone suddenly asks you how you're feeling?

For me it's like the time when Spock gets asked to estimate something. Then I'm stading there like "doesn't compute".

I'm hoping so! I put in some work on the next chapter yesterday and I'm planning on doing some more writing tomorrow.

Glad to see you writing again too! Starswirl can take his time for all I care, this relationship tension is marinating just fine.

seems like Starlight is up to something:trixieshiftright::trixieshiftleft:

Again, this was a well done chapter. It took a while but was quite certainly worth the wait. Definitely appreciated the work that went into the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up in all the right places. Very little I can say that the other reviewers haven't already said better, but Yeah, the discussion of a housing plan is definitely a great indication of how serious the relationship has gotten and I also appreciated the fact that they acknowledged that it would probably be a good idea to take a break from the books and get some rest before continuing their research. .

REALLY looking forward to more of this.

A short update but a good one.

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