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Blind Alley


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The Crusaders have been joined at their collective hips for years. There have been bumps along the way but this is one childhood friendship that makes it all the way to adulthood with no end in sight. Nothing and nopony could ever tear them apart.

Except, perhaps, for each other. The Crusaders have grown up and with maturity comes changes both inside and out. When the youngest of the trio finally crosses the finish line into legal adulthood, those changes start to come to light. It turns out that they may not know one another quite as well as they thought. The Crusaders have stuck together through thick and thin but shared affection might be a bigger challenge than any shared adversity they've ever faced.

Why does life have to be so ironic?


A story written to challenge myself into covering topics I normally never touch. Tagged for (very) humanoid anthropomorphism, implications, innuendo, off-screen self-help, first base, and flirting with the line of second. Contains content that some may find offensive or unpleasant such as: a tiny amount of alcohol, body image issues, homosexuality, and polyamory.

Chapters (21)
Comments ( 49 )

Pretty good so far, I look forward to more.

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Thanks. I should have more posted in the next couple days. Got lots plotted out already.

She definitely deserves a good smack for that.

I have to say, your story is incredible. It's well-written, engrossing, and feels entirely true to the characters. Major props to you for this! :pinkiesmile:

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Thanks. I'll admit, it's really good to hear the characters aren't totally wrong. I've got a lot more drafted and written that I'm editing up, so more is on the way for sure.

Comment posted by Starlight Nova deleted Sep 9th, 2019

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You think I should remove the others?

9687042
Yeah you really only need the CMC tag.

Thoroughly excited for what comes next

9688036
Well, I won't keep you waiting then. I just hope it doesn't disappoint.

9686419
I donpt think so...Scoots is having as much trouble with her new sense of sexuality towardss one of her friends as Sweetie...except that she is using the only tool she knows to cope with that: flying. She is as confused as sweet is hurt.

Hooray for an update! :pinkiehappy: With this, everything should be okay between the three of them, though someone clearly needs to tell Scootaloo to stop strapping her tits down.

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Yeeaah... based on what I'm currently writing, that part is gonna get worse before it gets better.

Really enjoyable story. Will hope for a follow up in the future.

Thank you for writing this cute little story. It is a shame this kind of story is niche as there really isn't anything else that scratches this itch elsewhere on the site. Hope to see more from you in the future!

We need more polyCMC stories

9812684
I guess it's just not a particularly common itch. I mean, anthropomorphic homosexual polyamourous romance with a focus on identity and body-image issues is a preeety niche topic. Thanks for giving it a try.

9812759
Part of me is surprised there aren't that many out there given how eager the shipping communities on the internet can be. Then again, polyamory isn't particularly common in general, one male/multiple female relationships aside. Those are a dime a dozen. I hope this one was a worthy entry in the niche, at least.

This was a really great story. The characterizations were spot-on, and the drama that ensued from how they approached things was positively captivating. Thanks for writing this! :twilightsmile:

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Thanks for reading it! I'm really glad that the characterizations worked, especially since I was trying to imagine how they'd behave years down the line. I was really hoping they'd still feel like the same characters, just older and dealing with very different feelings. When it came to the drama, I just tried to follow my gut on how they react to problems: Scootaloo runs from them, Sweetie Belle lashes out at them, Apple Bloom stews until she boils over.

I absolutely adore this story, so well written and I've been looking for a CMC poly story for ages. This was perfect for what I was looking for.

9827050
Thank you, I'm glad it scratched that itch for you. This may only have a niche audience, but I'm happy that it fills the niche well. I just wish I could promise that I'd ever have a follow-up ready to post.

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Well just take your time and I'm sure you'll get round to either writing or finishing the sequel. I for one look forward to it when it comes out. :pinkiehappy: :twilightsmile:

9827567
Well, I never thought I'd write a story like this in the first place, so never say never, right? I promise to post any sequel that might develop once I'm confident I'll be able to complete it and not leave anyone hanging.

9828236
I'm the exact same I hate people when they leave a story incomplete and never finish what they started. I always finish each story I start, I hate the Idea that someone is enjoying a story and is left feeling incomplete never having an outcome of something they enjoyed. Also yeah never say never, you ever want to limit your self. Although I don't write horror just because it's not my kind of thing.

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Not much for horror myself, either. Never can tell, though. I'd never written so much as a kiss until this story when it comes to intimacy. Inspiration takes us where it will, when it wills it.

This was an excellent read and very well written. If you ever decide to do a sequel... well, all I can do is hope.

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I won't say never, I mean, I've got lots of a sequel drafted. But I can't promise anything. My main problem is working out what the ending of it should be so that I know what I'm working towards. If I can work that out, the rest will fall into place, I think.

All that aside, thanks for your kind words. I'm eternally surprised at how well this story went over.

Thanks for the fic, it was amazing! There needs to be more CMC polycule fics!

This is such a wonderfully adorable fic. I love the idea of the CMC ending up together romantically. It just works soo well for them and they are just soo adorable.

“Why not both? ”

Discord says what we've all been thinking.

zep

This is really fucking good

zep

This is so sad but so wonderful

I really like this story. I think scootaloo may have been my favorite character though I think the way she was utilized and done in the story made a lot of sense to me, loved it.
I wish more people did the love triangle stories with the CMCs. I always thought if there was going to be a polyamorous relationship that was going to be done a lot it would be the CMCs.

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Funny thing is that she was the one I was most worried that I was messing up when writing it! I'm glad you liked how she turned out.

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Hey man have you thought about actually making more stories. I just saw this is your only one and I'm like where the stories at. Personally I would love another CMCs But honestly man I'm just curious on what you're going to do next if you do plan to do anymore.

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I've thought about it, I've even written a few bits and pieces. Nothing has ever really panned out into a complete story though. I'm not sure why this one story came to mind so easily while nothing else has, but that's how it has turned out so far. Sorry to disappoint.

“Nopony, no creature, not even the most powerful spirit, can truly control their innermost desires.”

pffffffff. If you real Smart, you can

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Well, that rules me out then. Thanks for reading!

That was a good story.

I came back to this story still makes me feel the exact same way that I left it on. I just want more, this story is responsible for me liking the idea of all the CMC dating. I still think this story has a lot of potential whatever that would be a serious story about all the families having to accept this dating situation. or just a normal Little slice of Life.

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