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Someday, I'll stop writing silly comedy stories. However, today isn't "someday".


This story is a sequel to When Dating Advice Doesn't Work...

After being rejected by a mare he formed a crush on two weeks ago, Eric Reed starts to develop feelings for another mare, Sunset Shimmer. But fear of being rejected again, because of his "real-life" appearance, makes Eric hesitant to put himself out there to try to ask Sunset out.

Will he conquer his fear and ask Sunset to go on a date? If he does, how will Sunset, who's oblivious to her friend's changing feelings toward her, react?

And if she indeed says "yes" what's next for the two?

This story (obviously) has continuity from the story "When Dating Advice Doesn't Work..." story. However, enough will be explained to not require reading it to understand this story.

Both stories also take place after the events of my "A Giant Adventure to Equestria" story. But it is not required to read it either to know what's going on in this story, other than to learn how and why the human character Eric Reed is in Equestria, and how his bonds with the Equestrian characters formed. However, here is the link if you would like to check it out, and it is a 18-chapter story.

A Giant Adventure to Equestria

Lastly, special thanks to TheHardie-Boy for suggestions to the story and proofreading chapters 1-4 and flutterJackdash for helping me edit chapter 6 onwards

Chapters (18)
Comments ( 68 )

I have been waiting for this for so long even though I’ve already read it


And it feels good to finally have this story out! :pinkiehappy:

Dun dun dunnnn!
Crush alert!
Will sunset like eric back? Will eric ever be able to go to the human world? Will there ever be an equestria girls version of cheese sandwich? Find out, in the next episode of: WHEN DATING A SUNSET

I’ll be in for this ride, too.

This guy’s so Bad at Love that he’d give Halsey a run for her money.

Look at that, I’m in the similar section Self promotion alert

What will they do until he makes said move?

Easy, they’ll spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler, and then spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler


Didn't really think about it, but yeah, there's no human Cheese Sandwich. Shame; I like him.

Oof the suspense...I can’t take it, but I love this story even more because of it.


I'll do my best to make sure it'll be worth the wait! :pinkiehappy:

I agree with TheBrokenBrony on this one.

On another note, Firemane is a great name for a band.


Thanks. I didn't even know about it, but yeah, Firemane could make a great band name.

YES! Eric gets a chance at achieving greater happiness in life!!! Woohoo!!!! :yay:

The only thing that could make this better is twilight fixing the portal so Eric can go through it.




She's not one to give up easy, so Twilight just might find a way to do it eventually.

I can only imagine what Eric’s real sisters think of Sunset dating their little brother *wink wink*


That's something I might have some fun with...if this relationship doesn't fall apart.

Wait, is Sunset of legal age to get married?


The canon Sunset's age is anyone's guess, but is commonly believed to be over 18 and I have the Sunset in this story at 23, so she's old enough.

Aaaaaaand que the cavalry of close friends and or Eric’s equestrian big sisters.

This was a very detailed and good chapter.

What do you think? Eric’s gonna Buggie it up by spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler spoiler, and Sunset’s gonna react to it

:fluttershysad: Ouch! Guess even being the innocent victim and having clear proof of it means your last chance is up. :ajsleepy: Kinda harsh to be honest.

I’m not sure what Sunset thinks, and I’m dreading and anticipating finding out.

The synopsis has seemingly random quotations in it. Why is that?


All the quotations there have a purpose, so none are random. But looking at it, I guess could remove the ones around "mare" since they may be unnecessary. But all the others are appropriate.


You just might be surprised by what's coming next.


Good news is that it won't be too long until the anticipating parts over.

Okay, reading this again, I feel I should say this. You're right, the comics aren't exactly canon, so I'm not sure why I didn't suggest just using the fact that people just didn't trust Sunset until she helped defeat the sirens. It's canon, more canon than Anon-a-miss at least, but too late now I guess.

Other than that, great chapter



Using the fact that people didn't trust Sunset in "Rainbow Rocks" was a thought I had too. But I felt that the situation in this story was overall closer to what Sunset went through in the Anon-a-miss comic than what she did in "Rainbow Rocks". If Sunset knew nothing about Eric prior to this story and their relationship was just a few days old at this point of the story, 2 weeks tops, I might've went with the comparison to Rainbow Rocks instead.

BTW, nice profile pic.

Sunset Snowflake is garbage.

Comment posted by JanosTX deleted Dec 7th, 2019


I can see what you mean. I'll even admit that I can't think of many, if any, counters to a number of your points about Sunset's character in the show, even if they don't bother me.

Comment posted by JanosTX deleted Dec 7th, 2019

Well, a different comment surfaced at each break there. First, it was applauding Eric on his pep-talk, then it was a shocked sort of ‘oh my...’, and now it’s mysterious intrigue.

On a different note, where did all the dislikes on our comments come from? Feel free to share as little or as much as you like.


From the timing, they're all from the user that hates Sunset. He/she went on a rant on how awful she is but later deleted two of their comments. It didn't get nasty or personal though.

I’d like to thank Fallout: Equestria for driving me to like this dirty humor.

I know what you mean. He left the exact same comment on my Sunset story




I saw it. Looks like he deleted that same long comment on your story that he did my story.

Inb4 Celestia sends Sunset to the Moon.


I can neither confirm or deny that Sunset will be the first Unicorn on the moon. Or the second one, before they ret-con'ed Luna/NMM being called a Unicorn.

Hmmmmmmmmmm...something about these last two seem very familiar

Hopefully he doesn't get Burnsed in bowling too.

At least she didn't overhear part of the conversation that made her leap to the wrong conclusion. That is a little overdone, and I look forward to her upcoming reaction.

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