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This story is a sequel to Equestria Mares: The Secret Apprentice of Princess Celestia


(WARNING: Please be certain you have already read the prequel above, as this story contains massive spoilers for that tale!)

It’s been weeks after the first Princess Summit. Despite Princess Celestia’s best intentions, word has spread of the theft of the Element of Magic and the mare who took it, Sunset Shimmer. Of her transformation, and the power that threatened two worlds. For Sunset’s part, she just wants to be left alone.

Meanwhile, King Sombra is dead... but that doesn't mean he hasn't got a plan. And from the rumors he's overheard, he may have found the perfect ally for his return to power.

Sunset Shimmer read all about him as a little filly. His genius. His evil. Now, Sombra comes to Sunset in her self-imposed exile with an offer of alliance, to destroy the princesses once and for all. What will her answer be?

(Chronology note: this story takes place early during Season Four.)

Part of the Elsequestria Continuity.

This timeline continues in The Real Question

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Yeah, that really couldn't have ended any other way.

Nice to see more of this Sunset, I want to see how she develops in this timeline.

She may still be sorting out her feelings, but she is nobody's lackey.

I do kind of wish the Sunsets of your two continuities could meet. Preferably without one incinerating the other. She might the only person she'll listen to at this point.

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No, she’s no one’s lackey... but she certainly hasn’t stopped making enemies, either.

I do kind of wish the Sunsets of your two continuities could meet. Preferably without one incinerating the other. She might the only person she'll listen to at this point.

*nods* Maybe. In a sense, it depends on how much she really trusts herself these days. Fingers crossed.

As it happens, I do have plans for a massive cross-dimensional adventure in the future, between the Sunset Rising and the Elsequestria timelines.. It’s going to be a while, though. I have a lot of groundwork to lay first, not only for the main characters but also for the crisis they must face together.

I sudden suspect that a certain Starlight might end up having other bigger problems than simply losing her little dictatorship and trying getting revenge.

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*blink* :rainbowderp:
You know, I had been considering how I wanted to handle Starlight in my main timelines.
And in this continuity, that... could make a great deal of sense.
I will need to contemplate this. Thank you. :twilightsmile:

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Usually when someone says "That took a turn!" it's because something bad happened.

But this took a turn, and it was great. :D

Sunset Getting rid of Sombra makes so much sense.

Something that occurs to me, and I dunno how much you thought about it, turning matter into light would release so much energy it should probably vaporize the mountain that they're sitting on. E=mc2 and all that.

But this was good, and Sunset having the power to contain all that energy is totally believable and makes her quite formidable.

Oh nooooo Sunny, don't do this.

OH THANK THE MAKER! Sunny had me going for a bit there..

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Wups, I’d meant to respond to this a while ago. Sorry about that. :derpyderp1:

But yeah, conversion of matter into energy through technological means generates a tremendous amount of ergs.

In this case, though, while “conversion” isn’t an improper term, she didn’t convert the matter in a fissionable sense so much as polymorph it. Rather like the mass “lost” and “gained” when a pony goes through the mirror and is translated into their human equivalent, or vice versa. And even then, there was a tremendous amount of light, hence the darkness spell.

It’s much less efficient than true fission, in a sense, but also far more containable. :twilightsmile:

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