I never knew.
Thinking back now, it strikes me as almost impossible that through my frequent studies I had never ventured into this subject, had never found out what would happen.
I never pondered.
Too much time was spent before doing small, irrelevant things such as talking with my friends, going on picnics with Spike…too much time that could have been done doing other, more essential things.
I never dreamed.
I still sent her my reports, of course. I had always thought you had wanted me out of Canterlot only to give me a second stab at a social life, but now I know the truth.
I never questioned.
Every day was much like the last, but the changes in the sky were becoming more and more drastic. Eventually, even Pinkie Pie started noting the change.
I never considered.
We all knew you were sick, but as the changes in the light became more and more drastic, your name became poison on even Fluttershy’s tongue. I was pressured into waving goodbye to weekly letters.
I never gave up hope.
It was when Luna started raising the sun for you when things got really bad. Crops were dying, weather was out of control, heck, there was every magical overflow happening everywhere.
And then everything stopped.
I never cried.
Fluttershy left yesterday morning. I knew this was coming, but I had always hoped that by some extent I’d be gone first. We did last a good few years more than the others, I suppose. But my friends all dropped like flies every day, and I couldn’t do anything to stop it.
I never died.
I should have by now, really. It’s been 7:00 every morning for everypony else. Maybe you want me to suffer even more than I already have. But, even now, still one thing clings to my mind.
I never forgot the day the Sun died.
Comments by Kyronea:
Grim indeed! Something terrible has happened to the Princess, something that not only reached her, but everyone else as well. The mystery makes me wonder…is it that Princess Celestia’s slow death results in everyone else dying? Is something else killing the power of Life Itself and it’s affecting Princess Celestia only as a symptom of the overall problem? What killed the Sun? Why did this turn everyone against the Princess? I wish we knew. This was quite the interesting and fascinating submission.