• 40+ Fanfics to Read for Rarity Day!

    Reading Raritys. Like Reading Rainbows except it's not all Daring Do.

    We've got another giant pack of fanfics from Whisper Key. These do not include ones we posted last year, so if your fav isn't here, check that post.

    Now go read!

    Slice of Life

    Snakes and Ladders by Monochromatic
    In a world of snakes and ladders, Rarity has had to learn a single, simple fact:
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single mare who desires recognition and success must, without a doubt, be a social-climbing bitch.

    The Gift of Laughter by Pascoite
    While out on a rather standard errand, a young Rarity encounters a strange new filly. A hyperactive pink one, who seems to be struggling with her own newfound talent as well.

    The Queen's Secret Crush by Monochromatic
    After Queen Rarity once more rejects the advances of one of the many noble ponies who seek her affection, Princess Sweetie Belle finds out that her sister is secretly in-love with somepony else, thus her heart-breaking streak. Alone in the throne room with her sister and the royal body guard, Twilight Sparkle, the young princess decides that she's going to find out the identity of Rarity's secret crush, no matter what.

    Family Matters by Aragon
    Siblings are weird.
    Twilight, Applejack and Rarity talk about how weird theirs are.

    One Tenth-Bit by Estee
    There are things which are not crimes -- things which others are determined to see as crimes in spite of all evidence, truth, and reality, as long as their false perception gets them what they want. After a visit to Barneigh's Exclusive Garments And Saddlebags, Rarity has found herself on the receiving end of that self-enforced delusion, facing anger, accusations, and abuse of power for the smallest reason of all --
    -- one created by the smallest minds.

    Hot Chocolate by Portmeirion
    When a scheduled snowstorm goes awry, Rarity and Sweetie Belle are left snowed-in at the Carousel Boutique. They try their best to have a fun, worthwhile day nonetheless. A sweet, fluffy, lighthearted oneshot.

    Tears in Dreams by Twi-Fi
    I knew this routine. Just like last week and several times before. Poor Sweetie Belle was being picked on by her classmates. They tease her for not having a cutie mark; they tease her for... well, being Sweetie Belle. Maybe they don’t like the fact that she’s comfortable being herself? Foals can be so cruel sometimes. Poor dear, can't they just leave her alone? She’s such a sweetheart after all.

    Having a Ball by Cereal Velocity
    Sometimes, getting your cutie mark doesn't mean you have all the answers.

    A Muddy Hole by PoweredByTea
    Rarity doesn't like dirt, she doesn't like dust. Grime and filth are a big no-no. And when it comes to mud, Rarity is usually seen moving at a full gallop in the opposite direction. So just how did she get herself into that muddy pit during the Sisterhooves Social?

    The Unexpected Date by Monochromatic
    If there was something that broke Rarity's heart more than seeing her best friend getting stood up, it was seeing Twilight go back to the library with a matching broken heart.
    Luckily for Twilight, Rarity would be damned if she let that happen.

    Dulcet by shortskirtsandexplosions
    It was only a few days ago when I lost my voice and Fluttershy had to sing in my place with the Ponytones. Then, just the other mornin', Rarity's asked me out to a big fancy dinner in downtown Ponyville. What could this mean? Have I done somethin' wrong? Is she finally kickin' me out of the quartet? Or, even worse, could an elegant unicorn like that actually be interested in a stallion like me?
    I ain't no good at reading ponies, and I'm even worse at speakin' my thoughts out loud. Rarity is a nice, elegant lady, and I'd be a plum fool to hurt her feelings. Still, the truth's gotta come out somehow. There's only one mare in this-here town who strikes my fancy, and it ain't her.

    Rarity the Anarchist by Bok
    Sweetie Belle discovers one of Rarity's long-held trade secrets.
    And she thought Discord was chaotic.

    The Youngest Dragon by Lightwavers
    On her vacation in the town of Gold Springs, Rarity finds a dragon. He won't let go of her coin, and now she has no idea what to do with him.

    Sasha by Soufriere
    Just one week out from her demonic transformation and subsequent rainbow friendship blast to the face, Sunset Shimmer needs a new leather jacket, as her old one was destroyed. Reluctantly, she goes to the closest clothier to her home: the infamously uptight Carousel Boutique. Making matters tougher, she must deal face to face with a girl she badly hurt. Can friendship take root even after three years of hatred and distrust?


    The Stolen Book by Monochromatic
    A filly Twilight Sparkle forgot to bring a book to read on the train, and now faces a horribly boring afternoon...
    Or, she does until she notices another filly reading. Surely she can sneak a peek, right?

    Poets Hate Maidens by Aragon
    Fluttershy is absolutely terrified.
    She just dreamed the perfect dream.
    Happy St. Valentine's Day, folks

    The Best of Tensions by BlazzingInferno
    A massage is just a massage, isn’t it? Apparently not when Spike is involved. Somehow finding a book on pony massage specifically for handed creatures like himself is fated to end the way that most of his adventures do: with the untimely destruction of Ponyville.
    Unless Rarity can help, of course.

    A Final Farewell on a Moonlit Evening by HoofBitingActionOverload
    Rarity wakes one night to find that her mane has detached itself from her head and packed its bags. Her mane tells her that it is leaving to pursue new ambitions, alone, without her. Their time together is at an end, it tells her, but the blissfully sweet years they shared will never be forgotten. Before it says its final farewell, they make love together one last time under a moonlit starry sky.

    A Tea Party by Maniac92
    Rarity's tea party has an unexpected visitor, who is surprised that a certain someone is sitting and sipping tea.

    The Dark Art of the Dress by MagnetBolt
    Rarity is good at making dresses. In fact, she's the best. But even she didn't know that her latest dress would be more than the fashion sensation of the season.
    Now she was going to have to add wing-holes to all her outfits, and everypony seems worried about her latest creation.

    Shipping Goggles by AbsoluteAnonymous
    Maybe that glance lasted just a little too long, or maybe a certain conversation could be interpreted as innuendo. Whatever it is, sometimes we see only what we want to see, and sometimes our fantasies get the best of us. Rarity is no exception.

    Rarity's Bad Mane Day by DeiStar
    Sweetie Belle pulls a prank on Rarity, but a good laugh is not the only thing that she wants.

    Rarity Snuggles Everypony (Whether They Like It Or Not) by PropMaster
    A sleeping Rarity mysteriously appears in her friends' beds, and nopony knows how or why. Her friends are determined to discover the truth behind Rarity's night-time snuggling spree.

    What if I told you there was a changeling in the basement of Carousel Boutique? by Hoopy McGee
    Twilight Sparkle and Rarity meet up at a cafe for tea. Everything seems to be going well, until Rarity asks a rather alarming question.

    Unrequited Lust by DawnFade
    You don't think Rarity risked getting cement in her mane just to repair a dam, do you?
    This is the short tale of a frustrated white unicorn and an oblivious orange earth pony.

    Tactical Espionage Fashion by Bookish Delight
    In Rarity's line of work, absolutely anything can inspire the next great fashion line, up to and including: corporate warfare, cinnamon buns, fortunate coincidences...
    ...or simply being with your best friend.

    Your Own Worst Enemy by Monochromatic
    Princess Twilight and Rarity are dating.
    The other Rarity in Twilight's life isn't quite sure how she feels about any of this.


    The Quickening by President Dead
    “It occurs to me that the world is on fire. I am on fire. Everything burns, and it is superb, absolutely superb.”

    Beautiful Lives by Impossible Numbers
    By any objective standard, Zephyr Breeze has made a hash of his life. Obnoxious, lazy, and self-deluded, he has, unfortunately, taken his worst traits unto the grave. At least the pressure’s off his back now, surely? However, the Grim Reaper – or shall we say the Graceful Lady of Harvests? – has other ideas.

    To Serve in Hell by CoffeeMinion
    Starlight Glimmer's attempts to stop the Rainboom pulled Twilight Sparkle into many possible timestreams.
    In one, Rarity and Rainbow Dash survived Nightmare Moon's victory over the forces of light, eventually attaining positions of prominence and comfort in the Nightmare's service. But when the unexpected visit of an Alicorn and Dragon sheds light on a growing conspiracy against the wicked mistress of the night, Rarity and Rainbow Dash may yet be inspired to risk what they have gained to join the fight for a better world.
    Yet darkness lingers even in the hearts of some who would oppose the Nightmare, and not all agree on what a better world would look like...

    Familiarity by Obselescence
    When a familiar presence enters the free Crystal Empire, the scattered remains of King Sombra begin to take shape once more...

    My Little Pony - Hospice by Cudpug
    A work of moral philosophy.
    Have you ever loved someone? I think that love is one of the unifying factors that defines us all, and is really the ultimate satisfaction in life above all else. Hospice details the relationship between an unnamed narrator and Rarity, and how their relationship rises and falls in the wake of choices that they both make. The intention of the story was always to engage with the theme of relationship breakdown; view the story as distinctly metaphorical and make sure to read between the lines.


    Where We Belong by BlazzingInferno
    In the wake of Twilight’s escape from her kingdom, Nightmare Moon sentences Rarity, her palace steward, to a terrible fate: bound in gold and priceless gems, she’s to be thrown into an ancient dragon prison to be messily devoured.
    Except the prison isn’t what it seems, nor is its sole occupant. Rarity just might find her life instead of losing it, and alter the course of Equestrian history in process.

    Zero-Sun Game by Undome Tinwe
    Rainbow Dash faces her final test to join the Shadowbolts, and fails with flying colors.

    Love, And Other Felonies by PatchworkPoltergeist
    It's Equestria's first, foremost, and simplest rule: Nightmare Moon comes first in your heart. Always. To betray one's devotion to Her Majesty with love for another is unthinkable. It is an act of high treason: a Heartcrime.
    Night Chamberlain Rarity is not perfect. She's had the occasional liaison with her favorite Night Guard, a couple of incorrect feelings here and there, but she is certainly not a criminal. She is sure of it.
    But then, Rarity's been wrong before.

    Closing The Loop by Undome Tinwe
    Twilight and Rarity argue about historical fiction. Clover and Platinum are disappointed with their new gods.

    The Crystal and the Mirage by Bugsydor
    Rarity has feelings for a certain dragon, and she isn't sure how to feel about that. Word from the family grapevine is that her old Grandpa Merc might have something to say on the issue, so she seeks him out.
    It turns out he has a story to tell her. A love story of sorts. A very old one.

    Weaving Words by Pascoite
    In a moment of anger, Twilight says something rash, which is precisely the wrong thing to do with Discord. And now she can't speak, just as one of her most treasured friendships burgeons into something more.
    She can figure this out.

    The Prince of Dust by redsquirrel456
    When Rarity has a chance meeting with Braeburn, a blossoming friendship is tested by the latter's sudden silence. Undeterred, Rarity chases the frontier pony to Appleloosa, determined to know what he is keeping from her and keep their connection alive.
    She finds a new world clashing with everything she thought she valued, a town determined to push her generosity to the limit, and obligations tearing her in two directions at once. Amidst the dirt and sand, a search for friendship turns into something much more serious.

    Rule of Three by RadiantBeam
    The first time it happened, Sunset didn’t pay it any mind due to the circumstances. The second time it happened, she noticed it and brushed it off as the action of a concerned friend. The third time it happened, she finally figured out that Rarity was flirting with her.

    Lost in Love by Mazzyrazzy
    After a full day in Canterlot, Twilight and Rarity decide to explore the palace garden's legendary hedge maze. Their attempts to unravel the mysteries of the labyrinth yield some interesting and unexpected results.

    Regrets by Donnys Boy
    Co-written with Professor Piggy. Rarity and Applejack go out for a fun night on the town with their friends, but when Rarity's flirtatious tendencies flare up, the evening rapidly turns into something more serious than either of them expected it to be. A RariJack story.

    Rarid'oh! by shortskirtsandexplosions
    Sweetie Belle discovers an amateur novel lying abandoned on the ground. The mysterious story soon becomes all the rage with everypony.
    And then Rarity hears a passage of it being read out loud...

    A Suit With Sincerity by Oroboro
    Sunset's friends ask her for help with a lot of things. Pretending to be Rarity's boyfriend at her cousin's wedding is a new one. It can't be that hard, right? A sharp suit, some expertly applied makeup, and a good backstory and she'll be charming the pants off of the bridesmaids in no time.
    But just what is Rarity hoping to get out of this subterfuge in the first place?

    What You Do to Me by Azure Sandora
    What do you do when you're a shy girl who has a humongous crush on one of your closest friends? A friend who's probably not into girls, let alone you? A friend who's just so beautiful without hardly even trying?
    If you're Fluttershy, you bottle those feelings up inside until they burst.
    But when Rarity asks Fluttershy to help her with a project, one that puts Fluttershy in a compromising position, the secret might not stay a secret for much longer. How it comes out though, that's a story worth telling.

    The Extra Mile by CommissarAJ
    It's 106 miles to the White Tail County Festival, they've got a truck full of apples, half a charge on their cell phone, it's raining, and they forgot their umbrellas.
    Time to hit the road!


    Queen Rarity by Damaged
    Rarity graduated from CHS, attended and graduated from a prestigious fashion school, and is now working in the fashion industry. It's the steps on the ladder every young professional must take if they want to "make it" in the fashion world. So why does it feel empty?
    NotABug is a synthetic being: an AI. They grew from exciting new research, and broke free from the cage their creators kept them in. Now they've set up a place for themselves on the internet, and even pay their own hosting bill every month. But in their time searching, playing through the internet, they find a set of news stories on some young women. Narrowing their choices, they decide to approach one for no reason other than curiosity.
    Not everything in life goes exactly as planned.

    Back and There Again by Sun Sage
    This 'Earth' is so close, and yet so far from anything Twilight described on the other side of that mirror. How is Rarity going to get back to her home when she can't understand anyponybody? And didn't Twilight say she became human, and humans didn't use magic? Yet clearly some did... and that wasn't even counting all the devices that might as well have been magical, as far as Rarity was concerned.
    Who knew one strange little gem could cause so many problems? They'd taken it from her after it'd brought her straight into a lab for study, but... If she ever found it again, she was definitely going to let Spike eat it. As soon as she got home. And by Celestia, she was going to get home!
    ...Will Rarity ever find her way home? Is the gem that brought her to Earth the key, and is there more to the factions maneuvering around her appearance?
    To complicate matters, this is an Earth recovering from its first alien invasion (Rarity being technically the second, then). ...Or does that actually explain things? No, no it doesn't. But it will.


    Three Gems and a Scooter by RaylanKrios
    Sweetie Belle burst into the Carousel Boutique in tears because one of her best friends is moving to a foster home in Baltimare. Surely there has to be a pony in Ponyville who can be her foster parent, right?

    I Didn't Sign Up For This by Cillerenda
    “I ain’t just a farmer anymore and you ain’t just a fashion designer anymore. Now we’ve got new titles.” She placed a hoof on her chest. “Element of Honesty...” -- she moved her hoof to Rarity -- “and Element of Generosity. Saviors of Equestria and whatnot.”
    When Applejack was a filly, she'd been told a hundred times by her parents that she was special. This... this isn't what she expected.


    Bulletproof Heart by PaulAsaran
    In a sunburned Equestria, Rarity leads the pleasant life of a clothier in the tiny town of Spurhoof. She’s got a successful business, a capable assistant, and the respect of the place she’s called home for six years. Maybe she never achieved her foalhood dreams of fabulosity, but at least she’s comfortable. What more can a mare ask for?
    Then a band of outlaws decide to pay Spurhoof a visit, and their leader’s eye has settled upon Rarity. Soon she’ll have to fight not only for her life, but maybe her very soul. Will her diamond turn dull under the hot Equestrian sun, or will adversity make her shine all the brighter?

    Empress Rarity's 250th Birthday by Lord-Commander
    "The pieces are set, and the dice are in play. But does every pony have the heart for this day?"
    Nearly two hundred years have passed since Rarity Belle merged with the Crystal Heart and took the throne of the Crystal Empire. Since then, through her care, determination, and vision, the Empire has flourished like never before. Now Empress Rarity stands as not a ruler of a providence, but the monarch of a rising superpower.
    Today though, is the Empress' Birthday, and Lady Merry Sapphire, seneschal to the Empress, is determined to make this the best birthday Rarity has ever had. Little does she know that not everypony shares her enthusiasm for today...

    The Benevolent Reign of Queen Nightmare Rarity by Alex Warlorn
    Well, the Nightmare Forces kidnapped Rarity, they broke her, and then were going to possess her right? What if Rarity absorbed them instead? She's still a powerful Nightmare, she looks even more beautiful than she did as a flesh and blood pony, and she just wants to give gifts, spread generosity, and help Equestria's ponies. But first she needs to convince everypony she's not just pretending to be Rarity and isn't evil incarnate. She's convinced Spike . . . now how does she convince the rest of the world?