Cadence awakes from a sweet dream to a nightmare.
The nightmare... refuses to go away.
Her wedding night may not have gone as well as she'd thought.
This is a "Chapter Zero" for the fanfic "The Conquering of Love". Really, less of a chapter, and more of a single, short prologue scene. While the scene described here happens before the events of the first chapter of that story, it does reveal a very slight plot point: Cadence is being held captive by the changelings. This plot point, to be honest, could be assumed easily enough that I think it doesn't spoil any of the surprises in the story. It's a given that Cadence is a prisoner, right?
In any case, this scene was a collaborative effort between myself and Zoarvek, whose DeviantArt profile can be found here, as well as in the SOURCE link on the cover art.
The conquering is coming. You are not prepared.