It brought the worst fears and horrors in the mind of the shiest pony in Ponyville, Fluttershy. Countless of times it had brought her to the point she would hide in bed, whimper in the dimly-lit corner of the house or scream out loud just to get away from the horrors that were hiding very deep inside of the darkness of the night.
She was certain that Nightmare Moon has come for her as the stories have told her when she was still a little filly.
Sharp claws of those stories cut deeply into the young mind of the shy pony and had no intent of letting go.
In the darkness of the night every creak of the wood would become step of a hideous monster, every rustle of the leaves outside would turn into ominous chant, every cry of the wind outside of her cottage would turn into the howl of thousands timber wolves.
But not anymore. Her fears have disappeared, her own shadow didn’t frighten her anymore. She had defeated most of her fears of darkness. At least in her own cottage.
But not without help.
Not without him.
He was a shimmer of light in her life as he fought for her and ripped her from the clutches of the shadows and wrapped her in the soft light. He was her companion in the darkness of the night and she relied on him more than she could rely on anypony else.
Fluttershy carefully leaned towards him trying to kiss her bringer of light, but she knew, that she must not go any further.
“Thank you.” the lightly blushing pony whispered as she wrapped her body around the bright and warm light, closing her eyes and slowly drifting away to dreamland.
There was no response. It just seemed that the pegasus got wrapped in brighter and softer light along with the rest of the room as it would want to say “I love you, Fluttershy.”
A soft smile crept onto the pegasus' mouth, silently forming “I love you too.”