->''"Diabetes is a terrible thing."''

A rather infamous ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic where Pinkie Pie dies of diabetes. The story revolves around [[DeathFic everyone's reactions to her death]], as each of her friends handle the loss differently. Unfortunately, they aren't left to their grieving; a new crisis threatens another one of their friends... but can they face it without Pinkie Pie?

Can be found [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bittersweet.html here]].

%% Needs WikiMagic.

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!!Tropes that star in this story:

* AlternateEnding: Much like [[{{Cupcakes}} another]] infamous Pinkie Pie DarkFic, has one where [[spoiler: the events of the main story are AllJustADream... though Pinkie still has diabetes, and simply chooses to live with it rather than leave her friends behind]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Diabetes. The commentary for Rainbow Dash Presents notes that a diabetic trying to sugar herself to death would take hours or even days and would be a horrific way to go.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the final chapter, [[spoiler: ''twice'']].
* BittersweetEnding: Fittingly, considering the title, as [[spoiler: Rarity's plan to revive Pinkie fails, yet her spirit is able to give her friends the closure they needed before departing]].
* BookEnds: The first and final chapters contain the line "Where do you think we are?"
* CrapsaccharineWorld
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DarkReprise: In the penultimate chapter, "Giggle at the Ghosties" is reprised to [[spoiler: send Pinkie to her final rest]].
* DeconstructionFic
** DeconReconSwitch: The story switches to {{Reconstruction}} [[spoiler:in the AlternateEnding, when Pinkie Pie comes to terms with her diabetes]].
* DeathByIrony
* DeathFic
* DownerBeginning
* DrivenToSuicide: Pinkie decides she can't make the changes required to live with diabetes and gives herself one final binge on sweets.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerks Have Standards:]] [[spoiler: Gilda doesn't quite like the fact that Rainbow Dash left Ponyville after Pinkie's death.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: Rainbow Dash blames herself for Pinkie's death.
* ItsWhatIDo: Pinkie Pie's explanation for her [[DrivenToSuicide choice]] in the first chapter.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: [[spoiler: "Did somepony order a PARTY?!"]]
* RevisedEnding: An alternate ending was posted after the epilogue where [[spoiler: it was AllJustADream...except Pinkie having diabetes, but she doesn't die from it, at least]].
* SanitySlippage: While her friends react to losing Pinkie in various ways, [[spoiler: poor Rarity]] goes into outright denial, to the point of [[spoiler: seeking a spell to bring her back from the dead]].
* [[{{HeDidntMakeIt}} She Didn't Make It]]: Unwilling to explain to his little sister about death, Big Mac tells her that Pinkie's "on vacation". When she finds out, she's not happy.
* [[SpinOff Side Story]]: [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-apple-blossom.html Apple Blossom]] revolves around Apple Bloom's reaction to learning Big Mac lied to her about Pinkie's death.
* ShoutOut: The first chapter heavily draws from the ''{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Screw Up", including the line "Where do you think we are?"
* SweetTooth: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]].
* WhatTheHellHero: After learning about Pinkie's death, [[spoiler: Gilda]] calls out Rainbow Dash for running away from her problems and turning her back on the others right when they need her the most.

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