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Calibrating aspirations


Busy as they all are, Twilight Sparkle always makes sure to carve out a bit of time from her week to spend with each of her friends, and they all do the same. That's what friends do: make time for each other.

So why do her evenings and early mornings with Rarity feel so much different?

Rated Teen for light alcohol use.

Cover art is a hasty composite of three different pieces. Credit to L1nkoln, Yakovlev-Vad, and Hioshiru.

This story is part of the First and Only Raritwi Bomb. A week's worth of stories and art all centered around Rarity and Twilight. If you liked it, the previous story posted is A Game of Chess by PrussiAntique, and you can find a master list of all Raritwi Bomb content here.

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Nice little conversation. Thanks!

That was a nice pleasant story. The mood of the setting came off perfectly in the narration, and you did a good job exploring the differences in how Rarity and Twilight handle spending time with each other and their friends.

I like. Do more.

I do so enjoy utterly boneheaded thick Twilight not getting the hint as she and Rarity spend a _______ evening walking in and orchard, sipping wine and watching the sunset is both sad and hilarious. The little jibe from Rarity about what she cant see going on between Starlight and Trixie is a nice touch too.

Oddly it occurs to me that rarity is smooth, relaxed and suave to one degree or another in all these stories, which isnt strictly in character with her usual slightly hysterical, overdramatic behavior on the show. It works really well having her be the more down to earth balance to Twi's more neurotic/oblivious self but I rather like the idea of her and Twi having a relationship dynamic built on mutually enhancing hysteria.

No idea how I would write that though, especially without it going dark, since real world relationships like that tend toward the mutually abusive in my experience.

>Wine Drink
I mean, the naming conventions would kind of crash on occasion.
>Good Stuff's Good Stuff
>Paint Thinner's Let's Be Honest, You Only Looked At The Pricetag And The Alcohol Content
>Flat Grape's Wine Product
>Whiskey Sours No Not The Other One, That Would Be My Great-Grandpa

I can't help but feel like I'm missing something. Especially with the subtitle.

Not many stories give me this sense of anticipation / tension and me yelling at twilight about her feelings.

God bless rarity, giving her so many ways out.

Adding this to my favs.


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How bold of you to not come out and say anything here. :)

This story kinda make me feel comfortable, the atmosphere between Twilight and Rarity is really nice.

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