After a minor magical mishap with Moon Dancer, Sunset Shimmer heads to the lounge for some tea to unwind. However, there she finds a young teacher walking down a path she once walked, giving Sunset a unique opportunity…
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  Sunset hates dealing with chaos surges, no matter how amusing Moon Dancer finds them. After a particularly annoying surge while tutoring Moon Dancer in her advanced telekinetic studies, Sunset takes refuge in the teacher’s lounge. Though she was only looking for a cup of scalding hot tea, Sunset finds a pony walking down the same path she once walked, giving her an opportunity she’s never had before…

  To help somepony not out of guilt, but just because it’s the right thing to do.

Featured on Equestria Daily on September 19, 2016!

Historian’s Note: Set in a timeline where the Sonic Rainboom never happened, Bell Curve occurs in Sunset’s second year as an aide for Professor Apple Polish at Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns and several years before the events in The Application of Unified Harmony Magics.

Cast: Sunset Shimmer, Cheerilee, Moon Dancer & Professor Crystal Clear with Philomena as herself.

Stories set in the Wavelengths Timeline in chronological order:

Origins Arc

The Alchemy of Chemistry

Bards of the Badlands

Grading on a Bell Curve

Habits of the Equestrian Phoenix

How Not To Use Your Royal Prerogative

Applications Arc

The Application of Unified Harmony Magics

Princess Celestia: A Brief History

The Cloudsdale Report

Dreamers Arc

Tactics of Snowbound Unicorns

A Study in Chaos Theory

Teahouses of Saddle Arabia

As the Raven Flies

Cover Credits

Cover Design by Amber Spark using Pixelmator

Sunset Shimmer Vector by Midnight-St4r

Cheerilee Vector by J-Brony

Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark by MillennialDan

Editor & Beta Reader Credits

Ebon Quill - Worldbuilding Writer on The Manehattan Project

Little Tinker - Sysadmin at Poniverse

Painted Heart

Special Thanks:

Orbiting Kettle - For some sorely-needed advice on getting something approaching a good synopsis for this tale!

Slice of Life

12,061 words: Estimated 49 Minutes to read: [Fimfiction.net] [Cache]

4 Chapters:

  1. Advanced Foal's Play [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  2. The Grey and the Green [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  3. External Perspective [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  4. The Legacy of Compassion [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 1st, 2020
Published Aug 16th, 2016
Last Update Aug 18th, 2016


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