After a tutoring session gone wrong causes Moon Dancer to storm out on her, Sunset is forced into a decision she never wanted to make. Now with her future on the line, if her legacy doesn't get her expelled, the upcoming alchemy exam just might...
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Voted one of the Top 10 Sunset Shimmer Stories of 2017!

  Stuck as an aide to a bunch of second-year students at Gifted Unicorns, Sunset Shimmer thought picking one to tutor might be entertaining… and maybe advance her plans for the mirror and her eventual ascension.

  This 'Moon Dancer' filly is just a means to an end, after all.

  So why can’t Sunset sleep after Moon Dancer storms out on her? Why are Princess Celestia and Professor Polish so concerned about her?

  But most importantly, why is Sunset starting to doubt herself?

  This was all part of the plan. Right?

Featured on FimFiction multiple times in November of 2016! :twilightsheepish:

Featured on Equestria Daily!

Historian’s Note:

Set in the Wavelengths timeline where the Sonic Rainboom didn’t happen, the events of The Alchemy of Chemistry occur at the end of Sunset’s first term as the aide for Professor Apple Polish at Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns.

Cast: Sunset Shimmer, Moon Dancer & Princess Celestia with a cameo by Twilight Sparkle

Co-Starring: Professor Apple Polish, Cinnamon Tart & Dean Silver Slate with Professor Crystal Clear

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 Design by Amber Spark

Potion Bottles by DervonneBenaan

Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark By Millennial Dan

Moon Dancer Cutie Mark by Allycatblu

Classroom Background By Roxy-Cream

Editor/Cohort in Scheming

Ebon Quill - Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project

Beta Reader Credits

Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project

Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction

Painted Heart

Special Guest Beta Reader

Tchernobog - Rabid AppleDash Fanatic. His price was shipping AJ and Dash together in one of my stories. Steep price, but worth it. He was also instrumental in creating that awesome elevator pitch!

Word Count: 33,000 words

Version: 3.7

Slice of Life

32,412 words: Estimated 2 Hours, 10 Minutes to read: [Fimfiction.net] [Cache]

8 Chapters:

  1. Principles of Reaction [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  2. Practical Exercises [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  3. Methodologies [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  4. Developing Theories [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  5. Concept Application [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  6. Observation Phase [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  7. Active Experimentation [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Feb 5th, 2018
  8. Analyses, Results and Conclusions [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Oct 25th, 2021
Published Nov 7th, 2016
Last Update Dec 13th, 2016


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