• Published 19th Jul 2020
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Sunset's Trial - Zerocool7785

It's just after the Fall Formal and Sunset Shimmer must come to terms with everything she has done.

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Telling it like it is.

Author's Note:

People will say I left some loose ends in this chapter they will be tied up in the next chapter.

“What do you mean, thank God you finally found her?” Chrys asked, pushing Sunset behind her for protection.

Sunset trusted Trixie and knew she didn’t have to fear her. She stepped out from behind Chrys. Chrys grabbed Sunset’s arm to pull her back again when Sunset raised her hand to Chrys.

“It’s ok Chrys she’s cool. What’s wrong Trixie?” Sunset asked, taking a few steps closer to Trixie.

“Is Luna here ?” Trixie asked.

“Yeah, why what’s going on?” Sunset replied still a little bit leery of where this conversation was going.

Trixie recounted everything that had happened last night with Gilda to Chrys and Sunset. When she finished telling her tale, Chrys was deep in thought. Sunset noticed this.

“Penny for your thoughts Chrys. I’d offer more but I’m short on change.” Sunset said.

“Trixie, Luna and Celestia are up in Luna’s apartment. Come with us and tell them what’s going on. But wait outside with Sunset, until I tell them about you, because Luna is liable to tear you a new one if she sees you come in.” Chrys told her.

The three of them climbed the stairs up to the apartment. “Now wait here both of you.’ Chrys told them. Chrys opened the door and went inside.

Luna got up off the couch and walked to the door and seeing only Chrys she was confused as was Celestia who was standing in the living room too. After a second of silence Luna spoke up. “Where is Sunset?”

“She’s outside with Trixie…” Chrys began.


“Relax I think she is reformed, and I think you both should listen to what Trixie has to say, it is most important.” Chrys replied, waving her hand in a calming motion.

“Fine let her in, we will hear what she has to say.” Said Celestia motioning to Luna to relax and sit down.

“Ok you two come in.” Chrys called. Trixie came in followed by Sunset. Luna felt rage looking at Trixie and then glared at Sunset who cringed.

“Sunset we will discuss your situation later, but Trixie let’s hear what you got to say.” Luna said.

Trixie recounted her tale with Gilda the night before. When she was done everyone sat in silence. Trixe was completely unsure how to read the situation. Finally Luna spoke up “Trixie this isn't a trick is it?”

“No Vice Principal Luna I swear to you I think Gilda Griffon has lost her mind and she wants to kill Sunset.” Trixie said.

Luna could see how upset this made Sunset and motioned to have Sunset come sit by her on the couch. Which Sunset tentatively did.

Celestia remained silent but went and sat on the couch, on the other side of Luna. For a long time everyone remained silent as if lost in thought then finally Luna spoke up.

“This is crossing a line, but why Sunset, why come after my little girl?” Luna asked.

“I’m not sure it’s Sunset personally, I think Gilda is looking to start the chaos that she was talking about. Some people aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some people just want to watch the world burn.” Chrys said.

“Well whatever she wants, she’s not getting my Sunset, this has to end, Chrys do we have enough to arrest her on?” Luna asked.

“Trixie if we protect you, will you testify?” Chrys asked,

“Yes but the Diamond Dogs are still out there, they will be sent after me.” Trixie replied.

“Listen I don’t want Trixe’s life put in danger because of me. I’m not worth that.” Sunset piped up.

“Trixie thinks it is, I’m awesome after all, but I can’t take out her four goons. I mean not like Rainbow Dash did.” Trixie replied.

“Rainbow is an athlete and knows self defense taking Karate, Taekwondo, or whatever it is that she takes. Applejack can fight too. I wish I knew how to, maybe I could have defended myself in that alleyway.” Sunset said.

“We can debate all day who can fight, and who can’t, who wants to watch the world burn, and everything else but we need to go after Gilda. She thinks she is CHS savior and she attends Crystal Prep, it makes no sense.” Celestia spoke up.

“Celestia, it doesn't make sense, and that in Gilda’s mind is all that matters. She said: I would introduce a little anarchy and upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos: It’s fair.” Chrys said recounting Gilda’s words.

“Without more evidence we can’t go after Gilda. Trixie’s testimony here is good, but we need more. Something concrete, or catch her in the act. I am going to have to work on this.” Chrys said.

“In the meantime Miss Lulamoon I want to thank you for bringing this to our attention.” Luna said.

“I will admit the brave and strong Trixie is scared to go home now. The Dogs will be sent after me.” Trixie said.

“You’re scared??!! I’m the one she wants to kill, thinking I’m a threat to humanity, Which I probably am but…” Sunset started to say when Luna sharply cut her off.

“Why do you say the crap all the time, you’re not a threat to humanity. You’re not a monster.” Luna said. She couldn’t handle it when Sunset would cut herself down like that, it would tear her up inside. Sunset was her little girl, and Luna had fallen in love with her that first night, when Sunset meekly asked for a pair of Pajamas and asked Luna to sleep next to her. When she cut herself down it really hurt Luna.

Luna got up and left the room almost in tears. After that awkward moment Trixie who usually loved drama decided it was time to leave. Celestia offered her a lift home.

Chrys stood there for a second glaring at Sunset. She couldn’t believe Sunset would be so down on herself and how that tore Luna apart inside. She loved Sunset like a daughter, how could Sunset alienate Luna like that.

“You know what little girl, I'm sick and tired of you treating Luna like that. She loves you like a daughter, and when you talk so bad about yourself, it hurts her. Luna brought you in off the streets, clothed you, fed you, kept a roof over your head and in case you forgot, protected you through two thunderstorms.” Chrys ripped into her.

“Like you really care about Luna. She miscarries a baby, loses a guy she thought she liked, went into a deep depression, and where the hell were you?” Sunset asked in heated anger.

“I don’t have to explain myself to you, little miss, I had to go to basic training. That’s where the hell I was.” Chrys replied, getting angry herself.

“You could have delayed your entry, helped Luna out, You don’t care about her, probably didn’t care about anybody, even the people you served with and died overseas!” Sunset jumping up and yelling at Chrys.

Chrys looked at Sunset with disdain and anger, this was the button you didn’t push with Chrys.

“You really believe that nonsense you're saying?” Chrys asked Sunset.

Sunset dropped her eyes and bowed her head at that remark.

LOOK AT ME WHEN I TALK TO YOU.” Chrys yelled like a drill sergeant. Sunset immediately raised her head and her eyes to face Chrys.

“Let me clue in on something right now. Between the army and the FBI I have given this country fifteen years of my life. Fifteen damn, back breaking years. I saw young boys and girls blown out of the air, cut to ribbons on the battlefield. I saw their guts sprawled all over the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq. Everytime someone dies for this country believe me girl I GIVE A SHIT!!” Chrys yelled at Sunset right in her face.

“GOD DAMNIT, Nobody talks to me like this and I am not gonna start now.” Chrys laid into Sunset like she had never laid into anyone before.

“As for Luna, my leaving to go into the army was the best thing that happened to her. She had to hit rock bottom and climb her way back up. I helped her a little bit, but then I had to go live my life too. I cried leaving Luna behind, but she was depressed, and still hitting weed.” Chrys explained to Sunset.

“Luna became a vice principal to work with kids, because she figured she was never going to have any, and lo behold along comes Sunset Shimmer. She wants to adopt you Sunset, be a mother to you. I would be Aunt Chrysalis. But no Sunset is too good for that.” Chrys continued on.

“I never said that!!” Sunset yelled back.

“You showed it, many times. Now I suggest you march your ass in there and tell Luna you love her and want to be her daughter.” Chrys told her.

“Before you go though let me tell you a little story.” Chrys said walking over the far side of the room and picking up the belt Celstia had left on the floor and held it in Sunset’s face.

“This is how Luna’s father dealt with Luna coming home high as a kite one night. The next morning after Luna came down from being high, her father bent her over the arm of the couch and whipped her butt, in front of her mom and Celestia. She was about your age. I was trying to save you from Luna doing the same thing that was done to her.” Chrys explained.

“Wow!!” Sunset said.

“Now you march your happy little butt in there and talk to Luna, and consider the adoption. Luna’s trying to give you a life here. Stop talking down about yourself, it hurts Luna. Because then she thinks you’re not happy here. Lord knows she is trying to make you happy little miss.” Chrys told her.

Sunset turned on her heels and walked to Luna’s bedroom where she could hear sniffling coming from the other side of the door. It really kicked her in the stomach to hear that. She went to knock on the door, and looked back at Chrys who simply nodded.

Sunset lightly knocked on the door and no answer from the other side.

“Luna it’s me Sunset, can I come in?” She asked.

Luna opened the door a minute later, and went back to sitting on the floor next to a box of tissues. Sunset walked in and sat down next to her. Sunset drew knees against her chest and wrapped her arms around her knees

“Why do you get so upset when I cut myself down?” Asked Sunset meekly.

“Oh I don’t know, it hurts me that I try to make you happy, and then you say something like that. Makes me think I failed, I have been thinking Sunset, I made you afraid to come home, because I was going to beat you, just like my dad did to me. You get here with Trixie, who I’m not sure who’s side she’s on, then you say you're a threat to humanity, like it’s a joke.” Luna said.

“I think you're making a mountain out of a molehill Luna.” Sunset said.

“Am I?” Luna asked.

“So what I cut myself down, I was a raging she-demon that tried to kill six students, mind controlled a whole school, and ripped the front of the school off. No wonder everyone thinks I’m a menace to society. I agree with them on that.” Sunset said.

“That bothers me that you think that way, you’re not a menace, a she -demon or a monster. Your Sunset Shimmer, a 15 year old who I love, and think of as my daughter. A bright and pretty girl, who has all the potential in the world.” Luna said.

“If I made you scared to come home today, then I have failed as a guardian, if you aren’t happy here I have failed as a guardian. If I have failed as a guardian, I could never be a mother. Not yours, not my own baby if I had carried it to term.” Luna continued.

“Sunset in the morning I will call child services and have you taken into foster care and have myself declared an unfit guardian. All your paperwork will go with you, just please don’t say you're a pony from a magical land, you’ll end up in the psych ward.” Luna told her.

Hearing this Chrys stormed down the hallway right into Luna’s room.

“Luna wake up and listen to yourself!! I don’t think you get it either of you. Luna, you have to be patient with Sunset. I think she has PTSD. but abandon her? That’s why she is here in our world to begin with.” Chrys laid into her.

“One more thing, I agree, home should be where Sunset feels safe,the one place she can hide from the rest of the world. She needs her Luna then. I know you Luna, you're going to go through the rest of your life wondering and worrying about Sunset if you get rid of her.” Chrys said.

“Finally, if you abandon her you are no better, then her birth mother or that princess back in her old land.” Chrys said kneeling down and started rubbing Sunset’s shoulder.

“This girl has been abandoned so many times, that i think she has separation anxiety too, as well as PTSD. It’s gonna take time, a whole lot of precious time, it gonna take patience and time.” Chrys said to Luna letting it sink in.

“You two both need to work on it, this relationship needs to grow over time. After all Sunset has a tour of duty helping her friends for the next couple weeks, we have two birthdays coming up, and Christmas. Also Luna you are not sitting in this apartment alone on New Year’s Eve again.” Chrys told her sternly.

“True and after the first of the year we have the Canterlot Musical Showcase, and in the spring we have to take on Crystal Prep in the dreaded Friendship Games.” Luna groaned.

“Let’s focus on Luna’s Birthday and we will have to throw Sunset a Sweet 16 party.” Chrys squeed knowing it would embarrass Sunset. As if on cue Sunset turned red and buried her head in her knees. After a minute she raised her head.

“Ok a birthday party, but not a Sweet 16 party please.” Sunset said, smiling.

Chrys extended a hand to both Luna and Sunset. “Well come on we got some work to do then.” Said Chrys helping both of them to their feet.