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Gallus is confident he doesn't have to open up to Silverstream. There's no need to tell her why he went out into the freezing cold in the middle of the night. Hopefully, she won't ask too many questions and he'll be able to move on as if the whole thing never happened.

Content warning: This story is about depression.


This was written for The Blue EM2 as a part of Jinglemas 2020! For more information about Jinglemas, check out our group!

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I was hoping he’d tell her everything, but I guess this was a start.

Oof. I know that feel.

One of the many brutal things about depression is that it convinces you that your depression itself is not important and you shouldn't bother other people with it, that you're just uniquely weak and pitiful.

As Wil Wheaton said, depression lies.

Thanks for the story.

Poor dude, very nice fic though

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(This time I actually remembered to tag the comments I'm responding to.)

Thank you all for your comments. For this request the recipient asked for a story with Gallus and Silverstream, with no special notes. That left me to unleash my unmitigated creative vision upon the world, and this is what happened. I had some worries that it wasn't appropriate as a holiday gift, but The Blue EM2 was kind enough to let me post it.

I did want to write something more keeping with the holiday spirit, but I discovered that it's much easier for me to write a depressing story than a happy one. I had a lot of trepidation about submitting this, and I'm happy to see it resonate with you all.

Depression is strange thing. The experience is remarkably similar among those who experience it, but most people in its grips believe that there is no one who can understand them. In my experience, people have been much better at understanding it than I ever expected them to be.

It's not something that's easy to talk about, and I worried it would feel kind of insulting to even tackle this subject through the medium of My Little Pony fanfiction, but it looks like I did a decent job. Thank you for reading, and thanks again for the comments.

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