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The Blue EM2


Glad to be here at last.

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The Test that the Tree gave to the Young Six may have been unorthodox, to say the least, but it seemingly had desirable results for their friendship.

But what if things had happened differently? What if, instead of Smoulder finding Ocellus, Sandbar completed his test first? Find out inside!

Written for The Discovery - A Young Six Writing Contest, and also to help break a nasty case of writer's block.

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 116 )

"None of us are so shallow to only look at the surface," Sandbar continued. "What lies within is what counts. And you know what I see? A friend, one who would fight tooth and nail for her friends."

You know this just made me realize that the episode’s title can have a double meaning.

10059449
That's precisely my point. Not only is the episode aboutt what is literally beneath the school, it focuses on the fears of the Young Six which themselves lie beneath.

There was reply from Ocellus, but instead she stepped forward. The implication was obvious, and the colt and the Changeling slipped into a passionate kiss. The moment seemed to last forever, and they each wrapped a foreleg around the other's shoulder as they simply enjoyed the moment, not caring a bit about the time.

Yeah! 💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

Write more Sandcellus stories and I promise you that I will not pay you handsomely.

10059482
I'd happily do it for nothing.

This is cute so far. I always preferred Ocelbar instead of Yonabar.

10059623
Thanks buddy. Nice to see you again.

Although I've always referred to it as Sandcellus (rolls of the tongue a little more nicely).

That was adorable. Nice job.

10059633
Thanks for reading. Sandcellus forever.

10059627
That does sound nice. I mainly call it Ocelbar since that is how it is tagged on derpibooru.

10059676
And on dA, if I remember correctly.

strange ship, but i can hack it

10059690
Why do you think Sandcellus strange?

10059774
used to yonabar is all

Great story! So sweet. I loved it!

Nice work. And although it's not my ship, it's still cute as hell.

One line stood out to me though, I think it was mentioned before:

"None of us are so shallow to only look at the surface," Sandbar continued. "What lies within is what counts."

I thought of this line as a metaphor for MLP as a whole when I first read it, strangely enough. :rainbowhuh:

10059931
That was partly my intention. A lot of people just see a show for little girls, but if you look deeper, there's so much more.

10059941
Precisely. Not only that, but we're always quick to judge anything new as well. Remember when Equestria Girls was under fire? The Movie? And the spin-off series too, that's a divisive one. I have seen so many people writing that off just because of the look. And while that's not my preferred animation style to look at, I'm at least giving it a chance before going: "lol that's sucks goodbye fandom MLP is ruined".

More people need to take that line to heart.

10059966
Or how lots of people initially shat on the Young 6? On the other hand, I find them more interesting than the Mane 6!

10059976
Those characters are some of the best things to come out of this series. Anyone here can fight me on that lol

10059978
If they do fight, I'll back you up.

AND SANDBAR IS NOT BLAND!

10059983
Ain't that the truth.

10059994
Though I will admit there's a lot of GallBar going about at the moment.

10060001
There also seems to be a lot of Smolcellus.

10060015
I noticed that too.

Any Gallstream?

10060001
I've noticed. Again, not my ship, but hey, to each their own.

10060015
I ADORE that ship. Anyone here can also fight me on that one too lol

Been awhile since I've seen a Sandbar/Ocellus ship fic--they all sort of died out after Yonabar hit TV screens, which was sort of a pity. Yonabar's great too, but there was something to the Sandbar/Ocellus ship too. :twilightsmile:
10060023
Some. Seems to be the go-to Gallus-related ship for those that aren't into Gallbar.

There's been a LOT of the gay ships on the Discovery contest though, to the point that I've sort of been hoping there'd be a few more fics that bucked that trend if just to do something different from everyone else, so that's another plus for this fic, I suppose.

10060075
I was never keen on YonaBar. The two don't have any real chemistry, whereas Sandbar and Ocellus go together perfectly. Why the writing team went with that I have no clue.

Really? I hadn't noticed most of the ships were LGBT in the other stories.

10060023
I've noticed a fair share of Gallstream. That's my second favorite Student Six ship, right behind Sandcellus.

10060122
Same. I've shipped them since What Lies Beneath.

10060085
Just did a count. It depends on how you want to count them, because some I recall had only implied ships, but didn't really feature them too, and it doesn't seem totally fair to count them for this. So! Sticking with just clear instances of LGBT ships where its the feature focus of the story, of the nineteen stories currently posted, seven of them have at least one clear instance of an LGBT ship. By comparison, only three (thus far) have focused on non-LGBT ships. The rest are either not ship fics at all, or only implied.

Again, I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, but I was sort of hoping that if there was going to be any ships, there'd be a bit more diversity among them than this. :applejackunsure:

Oh well. That aside, the contest's been great--some real great fics to be had. It'll be interesting to see who the winners ultimately are. :twilightsmile:

10060151
Does the three include this one?

10060152
Should. I was looking at the complete list, including this one, and I don't see why I would deliberately exclude it, so...*double checks to be safe* yes, that's including this one.

10060215
OK. Looks like I'm in limited company.

"Who spread that rumour?" Sandbar asked. "Cause it's not true. I like her, but... not the way I like you."

Excellent line by Sandbar. X3

Also, I think I know that title in this chapter is somewhat familiar. No spoiling it yet, since I want to find it out myself. ;3

10060607
Yes. A jab in the eye for YonaBar.

Know the Monkees?

Sandbar hopped onto the bed, and positioned himself alongside Ocellus, being careful not to get too close. With their forelegs around each other's shoulders, the pair drifted off into a peaceful and happy sleep.

I would so love if ANYONE can do fan art of that moment for you. X3

Now I noticed what's so familiar about the two chapter titles! It's one of the lyrics of the song just before the ending credits of the first Shrek Movie! (FYI, that's my favorite song, especially the way Donkey starts singing it of course. X3)

Always gotta love the credits chapters from you my UK Friend. X3

10060637
Technically, the Monkees recorded it first. The quotebox in your comment is also a little messed up.

10060640
No problem. Thanks for reading.

I am always going to be a Sandcellus fan.
No matter if the ships is not canon

I prefer SandbarxOcellus than SandbarxYona.

Thanks for the fic.

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