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Dearest Fluttershy,

I suppose since I’m already writing letters of apology for my customers, I should also write this letter to you. I feel that you deserve an explanation and an apology from me as well, so that you can understand why I cannot give you your heart’s desire.

Even after all these years, and despite the fact that we were never able to start a family like we both wanted, my heart still belongs to Golden Fleece. Though circumstances have parted us prematurely, I still think of him every day. Some days… are harder than others, but happy or sad, I will cherish every moment I spent with him for the rest of my admittedly short time left.

Golden Fleece hasn’t had an easy life. He and his family had a falling-out over his choice of career and he’s been estranged from them ever since. The first love of his life who he’d met soon afterwards when he had little except daydreams and ambitions eventually cheated on him with an acquaintance of his. For a while after, he had a difficult time settling down anywhere, and was on the verge of homelessness more than once. He’s never wanted me to feel sorry for him about all of this--he said he doesn’t mind the experience since it showed him how to stand on his own feet and never rely too much on anyone else to succeed. But it only strengthened my resolve to be there for him as a stable anchoring point.

He has done the same for me, as well; in that period of time when I first received my diagnosis, when I was still estranged from Ponyville, he stuck by my side and guided me through those rough waters. I swore to myself to never abandon him because of it. I’m still holding true to that promise in many ways, even though perhaps it would be foolish to hold true to them now. Love makes fools of all of us, I suppose.

So, as foolish as it may be, I’m still committed to Golden Fleece and his memory. I think I’ve become set in my ways in that regard, so I fear I cannot offer you the love and devotion you deserve. What little I have offered you feels like a mockery, as if I’m merely stringing you along. I wish I could give you more, give you everything I have, but even my everything, I fear, would be too little.

Don’t think for a moment that I do not reciprocate your feelings. You are the most compassionate, pure-hearted pony I know, and you are wiser and more courageous than even you may realize. It makes my chest feel tight just thinking that despite everything, you still treat me with a kindness I don’t think I wholly deserve.

Thank you, Fluttershy. For everything.

I implore you, darling, to find someone who can love you back properly. Please do not make the mistake I made of loving a shadow. You deserve to be happy, darling.

Maybe, on some long distant day after I’m gone, we will meet again in a different form, and have a chance to make things right.

Yours truly,
Rarity
Rarity's Letter
An excerpt from And How Would It Be With Our Soulswww.fimfiction.net/story/32366…

Rarity's last letter to Fluttershy. I suppose I can classify this as a love letter, though bittersweet.
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I've been busy at work recently. Haven't done much of anything MLP-related on dA, but I have been writing fanfiction: www.fimfiction.net/story/32366…

The premise is fairly simple: Fluttershy reminisces about her unrequited love for Rarity, and all the things that wound up keeping them apart. It was, in its nature, a challenge I made for myself to narrate in the voice of a character I wasn't totally comfortable narrating in. I think I learned a lot from the exercise, and I feel like I made something worthwhile at the same time, so it's definitely a win for me. It'll be even more so if I got a lot of other people to read it and enjoy it, of course, but such things come and go.

The first draft of the story is complete. Two chapters are already posted, and I'll most likely serialize the release of the remaining chapters over the rest of April. I might consider cross-posting it here as well, but I've not yet decided on that.

On other fronts, I've drafted several poems--or several cantos of a rambling long poem, not sure which--as well. It's difficult to get people to edit poetry, though, so they'll remain in handwritten first-draft form for the time being.

Stay cool, folks.
  • Watching: The Great War
  • Drinking: Water

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"Tonight we shall rhyme in the shade."

--Leonidas, Epic Rap Battles of History

Current Residence: Boston, MA, USA
Print preference: In any way that does not waste ink yet offer high quality
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Favourite style of art: Call it an even split between Russian Futurism, Pop Art, and Sots-Art.
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: What am I, a hermit crab?
Favourite cartoon character: Arsene Lupin III
Personal Quote: Let words be my deeds, for I am otherwise impotent.
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I've been busy at work recently. Haven't done much of anything MLP-related on dA, but I have been writing fanfiction: www.fimfiction.net/story/32366…

The premise is fairly simple: Fluttershy reminisces about her unrequited love for Rarity, and all the things that wound up keeping them apart. It was, in its nature, a challenge I made for myself to narrate in the voice of a character I wasn't totally comfortable narrating in. I think I learned a lot from the exercise, and I feel like I made something worthwhile at the same time, so it's definitely a win for me. It'll be even more so if I got a lot of other people to read it and enjoy it, of course, but such things come and go.

The first draft of the story is complete. Two chapters are already posted, and I'll most likely serialize the release of the remaining chapters over the rest of April. I might consider cross-posting it here as well, but I've not yet decided on that.

On other fronts, I've drafted several poems--or several cantos of a rambling long poem, not sure which--as well. It's difficult to get people to edit poetry, though, so they'll remain in handwritten first-draft form for the time being.

Stay cool, folks.
  • Watching: The Great War
  • Drinking: Water

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