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She thought her life would be simple: go to school, get a great job, and live the rest of her days, happily. That is, until she meets Starlight Glimmer, a girl who could run academic laps around her with ease. Maybe she wasn't as smart as she thought.

The Everton AU follows Sunset Shimmer's human counterpart as she navigates her way through life, school, and the relationships that come with it.

This has been a passion project of mine for going on two years, now. I hope people enjoy reading it just as much as I have enjoyed writing it!

There are art pieces to go along with chapters, so make sure to keep an eye out for the link in the author's notes for that bonus content!

[ sex tag is for sexual references and jokes. ]

Chapters (12)
Comments ( 63 )

Tracking, looks like an interesting premise. I'll give it a read over lunch this week.

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh! This is wonderful, tracking tracking tracking! Aaa! From the first very line even..

The morning of Moondancer and Sunset’s high school graduation was one of tight embraces, giddy laughter and warm words that dripped with pride

Yes. Heavens, yes. Just, YES. That is how you start a story. And definitely how to start a saccharine Moonset shipp--- oh, I unfortunately didn't see that you were going literally with the like a sister vibe[/spoiler. I was totally expecting shippy romance which would've been great but clearly that's not the direction of this story but I'm not disappointed since they're not related. It'll be okay!

as the older girl would put it, before Sunset would roll her eyes and swat her on the arm

I'm thoroughly enjoying the trope subversion so far. That would've been a perfectly bad cliche that I'd groan over --- oh, wait, now there's arm swatting involved, that makes me the sucker that fell for it. Good stuff, keeps the reader on her toes and giggling.

She may not have had parents of her own, but she did have a family, and that fact alone warmed her heart.

And mine! Sheesh, you really know how to pull off heartwarming. Literally. (Just wait for the December chapter, eh?)

“Absolutely right, firecracker!”

I was about to complain this was a super out-of-character line -- and especially that admonition, "firecracker" - and then I realized it's Dad! and perfectly fitting and great line 10/10, I love this characters. Now just for some awful dad jokes followed by swats on the arm, of course.

“Really, Shim? My Chemical Romance? God you’re such an emo.”

Nothing further, Your Honour, I rest my case.

Fillyfoolish bursts out laughing, much to the chagrin of her roommates.

“But- I mean, it’s graduation. It’s a big deal and- y’know. It’s okay, really.”

Plot aside, I'm really intrigued by Sunset's characterization here. The Sunset and Moondancer we see here are complex characters, but they are affirmatively not the Sunset or Moondancer we see in canon. (And why should they be? Sci-Twi is affirmatively not Princess Twilight, that other EqG characters are carbon copies of their pony analogues is an issue of lazy writing, not a goal to strive to). To be clear, I love pony!Sunset and pony!Moondancer, but just from this line alone you have absolutely floored with me with Sunset's characterization. Ability checked only by humilit;, kind, empathetic, and genuinely selfless in lieu of mere submission. And as for Moondancer....

“Welcome home, sis.” Moondancer wiped at her own eyes before wrapping her best friend in a tight hug.

This. So much this, in one line. Oh, stars. I know first-hoof how powerful "sis" can be, however counterculturally. And you know I'm a sucker for hugs but I can't help myself! You've spilled maple syrup all over the story! It's too sweet![small]and Canadian[/small]

“I can’t believe this,” Moondancer whispered.

“I know… We’re like, actually sisters now.

“No, I mean— you get adopted? Where’s my graduation present, huh?”

Sunset punched her arm.

Yes, stars, yes, oh my gosh, this encapsulates everything phenomonal about this duo. They're like peanut butter and jelly, and salt and pepper, and macaroni an--- *Maggie punches Filly in the arm*

Freedom for Moondancer was being able to happily relax in a candle lit bubble bath, accompanied by her reading tablet, a glass of red wine, and her phone playing Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune Suite Bergamasque No. 3.

........Oddly specific.

“This is my first time sitting this year. I’m 18, and I moved here from a little town called Sire’s Hollow. It’s really nice to meet you all! My name’s Starlight. Starlight Glimmer.”

Dun dun dun! Given how nuanced Sunset and Moondancers' characters are from even the first chapter, I can't imagine what'll become of Starlight. And perhaps it's too early to say and I'm stereotyping, but it seems we've found our story's antagonist? Trouble in paradise.

Gah. This chapter was almost entirely exposition and yet so captivating. I can't wait to read on. Cursed biweekly release schedule. What is it with Sunset and all these bi things, eh?

Thank you for writing this gem in the story. Tracking intensifies. Have an uphoof, or more if I could give more, which I can't, so just have one uphoof and one extra-large comment. Good horse? Best horse.

thank you so much!!

I was honestly super worried that people wouldn't like their characterisation because it wasn't very canon-like, but that's exactly what i was going for! So I'm glad you were able to enjoy them, it honestly really means a lot!😊

There's a lot more to come in terms of Moondancer & Sunset's relationship since their dynamic is a really big factor of the AU, and I really can't wait for you to see what becomes of Starlight 😈

Hey, it's explicitly an AU, you have creative freedom over these sorts of things. And arguably these are all OCs since afaik there aren't human sunset/moondancer characters established in canon, so you get to make these hard choices. And you've made excellent ones it seems :) Looking forward to more!

It's cute. I've seen bits of the Everton AU thing on Tumblr and it's nice to see it turned into fanfic form and posted here. Looking forward to more.

Ahh!! I’m glad you followed us on tumblr!
The plan had originally been to upload comics and art alongside fics, that way the story could be pieced together even without big elaborate chapters

But we ended up losing an artist and co-writer on the project, so that’s why the blog died for so long, unfortunately

So this is definitely a revamping of the story, and I hope you stick with me a little longer!☺️

Continues to be cute.

This is wonderful. I try to only read fics that are finished, but this broke that trend. I can't wait for the next update! :pinkiehappy:

....and then, with Starlight in hand and a blush on her face, Sunset Shimmer came out of the closet.


thank you so much !! that means a lot !!😊
I hope you continue reading & enjoying the story!

E for everyone now, but the rating will change as the chapters release.

Wouldn't it make more sense to make it rated M/T from the start?

“Ah, didn’t notice it. I knew I should have had a lawyer comb through it and look at the terms and conditions.”


Shameless plug.

Adorable as usual <3

This is awesome!

...trying to calculate the value of x if x = the likelihood that Starlight would agree to go on a date with her.


Wonderful as usual, keep it up! :D


thank you!!! lmao

And Sunset continues to be adorably in denial.

Starliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight >:D

im so happy to finally be writing for her aoufjamof shes one of my favorite characters in this au

yes same more more mooore :<3

please and thank u


Starlight snorted and pressed a hand over her mouth to stifle a fit of laughter. “Oh, God no!” She chuckled, more genuinely, “for starters, we’re both gay.”

Sunburst i swear if u steal moondancer's heart and dont turn out to be bi .. :V

“Fun = u and i paired!”

I don’t get it.

it was supposed to be a pun about e = mc^2 because they were talking about einstein

“So it’s a date.”

How can you tease me like this omg :heart:

Give it up for everypony's favourite gay girls and my favourite puppeteer~

Amazing loved it like always

Loved this chapter like always!!

aaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaAAAAAaaaaaaaaaa ssunxt you've broken me I can't stop smiiiiiiling for these twooooo.

This was straight up adoooorable. Oh my gosh.

Thank you for writing the best part of my day <3

Maybe not straight up, per se :trollestia:


Sunset leans closer to Starlight, finding a goofy smile set up her lips. She murmured, "I love--"

Starlight placed her finger on Sunset's lips. "Shh. Don't ruin the moment with a cute monologue."

Sunset pulled back, breaking off the physical contact, and punched Starlight in the arm.

I'm curious to see how Twilight ends up playing into all of this. She's the only connection to the entire magical world of MLP/EQG right now.

“I don’t-...” Sunset frowned, “I don’t know.”

Cut the crap you lesbian princess :duck:


I wouldn't call it a bullseye but Sunset did hit the target so that's an improvement. Good to know that her love language is tackles, it's going to make for an interesting wedding someday.

shes just a dumbass and doesnt know how to talk about how she feels 😔

she can totally talk but her mouth and tongue are otherwise occupied right now.

and starlight can totally listen but her left ear is otherwise occupied right now

SO I just read this whole thing in one sitting, I can't feel my legs and I'm very hungry, but I couldn't stop reading because I fell in love with the story. I love the characters and the setting, I love Sunset's awkwardness, Starlight's adorable, Moondancer is awesome, I'm just :heart: :rainbowkiss:
Good job, I can't wait to read more.

Funnily enough, I just recently finished chapter 10! All I have to do is do some editing and proof reading, so you won’t have to wait very long!

Alright, I’m hooked on this story already. This was too cute!!! <3

i am in this chapter and i do not like it

have an uphoof 🌈

the only starset fic worth reading 🔥😔❤️

Is that bc it’s the only one you have the patience to read 😔


Comment posted by wumbofan69 deleted Sep 17th, 2020
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