After losing her friends due to the Anon-a-Miss incident, Sunset Shimmer falls into a self-destructive spiral. Haunted by her past and her peers hatred of her, Sunset decides to take her own life and end her troubles. However it doesn't end as quickly as she thought. She meets up with a pony she's never met before: Princess Luna. Princess Luna decides to show Sunset just what her suicide attempt has done to her former friends.
Last Light is a fanfic dealing with the Anon-a-miss incident in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. It has a sequel called Passed On, which revolves around Twilight returning to the human world after she spoke with Sunset.
This fic provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe; Last Light takes place between Anon-a-miss's start and the revelation of who Anon-a-miss really is. Sunset has stopped going to school and has fallen into a suicidal depression. One night she gets enough of everything and tries to kill herself.
- Betrayal Fic: The story is based on the Holiday Special issue and takes place prior to the CMC being revealed as the real Anon-a-miss. Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and the others have all betrayed Sunset due to thinking she's Anon-a-miss. Downplayed in that, though they dislike her, Rainbow and Rarity are still worried about her well-being when they see how unkempt she looks.
- The Bully: Most of the students at Sunset's school have turned on her and are bullying her.
- Dark Fic: The effects of the bullying caused by Anon-a-Miss take a heavy toll on Sunset's psyche, leaving her barely functional and suicidal. She tries to kill herself and succeeds.
- Downer Ending: Last Light ends with Sunset dying from her suicide attempt.
- Driven to Suicide: Feeling like things will never get better, Sunset Shimmer decides to kill herself.
- Interrupted Suicide: Subverted. Rainbow tries to stop Sunset from jumping but fails. Sunset ends up in a coma and, though it seems like she'll make it, she dies nevertheless.
- Messy Hair: Due to her lack of self-care, Sunset's once bright hair is dirty. Her red and yellow hair looks brownish and orange.
- My God, What Have I Done?: All of the girls feel awful for bullying Sunset Shimmer into a suicide attempt. Rainbow feels the worst because she kicked Sunset out of the restaurant and she wasn't fast enough to stop her from jumping off the parking garage.
- Oh My Gods!: Rarity says "dear gods".
- Self-Harm: Sunset cuts herself. This started prior to the Anon-a-miss incident but got worse after it.
- Teens Are Monsters: Sunset is bullied by everyone in school. They send her negative messages on her phone and paint graffiti on her locker. Even her ex-friends bully her and kick her out of the a fast food place.