>>35045429>Rarity kept silent as she let Sunset vent, holding the woman close.
"It's selfish of me, I know. I'm so happy all of you are so successful, and I guess I'm just jealous, but is it so wrong to want to do more than just live in a great big empty house while the woman you love does all these amazing things?">Sunset sucked in a shuddering breath as she threatened to squeeze the breath out of Rarity.
"I was a goddess' apprentice, I was nearly a princess in my own right, and now what am I? A trophy? A well cared for, loved, thing, sitting on a shelf in Twilight's trophy room?">"You're one of my best friends, and I'm sorry I haven't been around as often, but I do promise you I love you, Sunset Shimmer, we all do.">Sunset started sobbing into her shoulder.
"I feel so selfish.">"You're not darling", Rarity muttered softly, yet firmly, "You just want to be better, and this world simply isn't built to allow you to succeed.">Sunset drew in another deep, shuddering breath.
"I think I ruined this blazer...">"Nonsense, darling, I make everything to be easily washable and very durable."
"Of course you do", Sunset said with a barking laugh and a watery smile.>"Now come on, this won't be solved with a trip to the ladies' room but it surely wouldn't hurt to touch up your makeup, you look a mess.">Sunset smiled widely and wiped the tears off her cheeks.>The back of her hands were smeared with mascara.>"Come on, I'll help you clean up. Then we can all talk, like we used to."
"That... Sounds nice. Thanks, Rarity.">"No need to thank me love.">Sunset let Rarity pull her back into the warm house, more hopeful than she had been in a long, long time.It's not Midnight Sparkle, but it's something.