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A recurring nightmare convinces Luna that, since her return, she has never regained her sister's complete trust. And at the forthcoming Festival of the Eclipse, she decides to make amends with a bold gesture.

But Luna's solution causes consequences she never anticipated. Consequences the whole world will feel. Now, Celestia and Luna must set forth on an adventure that will take them even into Tartarus itself, and set everything right before it's too late.

And if they're lucky, they'll rediscover the trust they once had a thousand years ago.

Chapters (13)
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It had not been her dream.

Ohhh snap.

An epic prologue, yo!

This tale just got a lot more interesting. Well done on keeping Celestia and Luna in character.

I love the Fire Falls. Nice bit a world building there. :moustache:

Ragnarok needs a hug.

Great story so far. I would love to hear how it is the Royal Guard on their own managed to easily route an army of dragons, I would think only the royal sisters could do that.

How long do you expect this story to be?

:ajbemused:
Twilight.
Twilight, no.
Stop.
Just stop.
Eternal day is about as good an idea as eternal night.

You know. . .between Luna screwing up and Twilight screwing up, Equestria and Tartarus might as well be the same place.
I mean, wow. Just wow. They don't know what they're doing. Do they? They're going to destroy the world.
DISCORD! HELP!!!!!!! PLEASE! DISCORD! WHERE ARE YOU?! HELP US! PLEASE!!!!!:fluttershbad:

This chapter freaking destroyed me. My heart can't take all these feels.

4358659 Very true. But what if she replaced moonless night with eternal twilight?

BEST PART OF THE STORY!!!!!
THIS WAS AWESOME!!
Best Luna and Celestia moment ever!!!!

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"BOW BEFORE NIGHTMARE TWILIGHT!
....Wait that doesn't work. Perhaps Twilight the Terrible? No, that makes me sound like a problem child. The Gloaming? Ehh, I'll work on the name." :twilightblush:

Wow! Things went just fine! Everything is happy, they got the moon back, their bond is repaired, they're out of Tatarus, everything is gonna be just fine!
. . .oh no, I jinxed! What bad thing is gonna happen? Evil Twilight Sparkle!? Has the Sun destroyed Equestria from being up for too long? WHAT!?

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Twilight may have brought the sun too close and slightly singed Griffonia, Spike ate the Crystal Empire, all of Everfree is ruined because they concentrated the storms there, Discord discovered whoopie cushions, the dragon lands are literally on fire, Pinkie hasn't been seen since she was buried under that avalanche of mint cupcakes, another ancient evil of a thousand years ago awakened and is secretly plotting the demise of ponykind, and Rarity fainted when she saw that the latest fashion in Canterlot is to dye your hair so the mane and tail clash. In other words, it's been an entirely ordinary few days in Equestria.

... How.... :twilightoops:

Ragnarok snorted. "Well, it was nice knowing you. "

Wrong dragon, I think. Ragnarok's in a coma.

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Wrong dragon, I think. Ragnarok's in a coma.

Aw, dang! Dragons. They all look the same to me.

Fix'd now. Thanks.

A fantastic end to a fantastic story.
I feel like I should say more, but I honestly can't think of anything - I enjoyed this story to much to want to pick it apart.

i like it, But read only half. :trollestia:

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I hope you liked the half you read.

I'm sorry about the other half.

I've never seen a fic capture the essence of the bond between the sister princesses so well. The dragons were a nice touch too.

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Well, now i get enought time and read all. And ending was wonderful. Sisterbond will grow strong and i happy about this! (sry for my bad english:fluttercry:)

I would get mad at you for bypassing the sister's return trip through Tartarus but after that last chapter I think they deserve a break. Also you managed to sneak in a Labyrinth reference so bonus points for you.

Truly amazing story.

Very good story so far. Am looking forward to reading more.

Wonderful story! It deserves far more attention than it has received.

Liked. Favorited. Followed.

I revise my last comment. It's a beautiful story. I cried when I read it and am not ashamed to admit it either. :fluttercry:

This story is woefully undervoted.

Great quality work here, seriously. It's not the best I've read but it is damn fine.

4366248 I've personally always liked Singularity as a name for Twilight in 'high power' mode.

Nova for Celestia.

Truly a work of art.

Loved it. Seriously. I enjoyed all of the interaction with the dragons too. I love how each character was written. Very good.

Five star.

~Vortex

66 upvotes and not a single downvote? This needs to change!
There, 67 upvotes, 0 downvotes. Much better.

Very nice story, though underappreciated.

This story was recommended to me quite a while ago (well before it finished, even), and I finally got around to reading it earlier today. I'm very glad I did, as I enjoyed it immensely; I'm a sucker for a good Celestia/Luna bonding story, and the worldbuilding that went into this made it feel vibrant and alive.

The one thing I wondered about--that is, the one I thing I wondered if the fic would have been better without--was Twilight and her friends. In chapter 6 (and, to a lesser extent, later), their scenes are well-written, but I'm not sure how much they add to the story. Seeing what she's doing robs us of any sense of drama when Celestia and Luna find out about the storms, or hear that the sun hasn't set for days, and since this is really their story, I felt that loss pretty acutely. I think I'd have preferred Twilight's letters to be my only source of information about Canterlot during that stretch, and I'd have liked to see a little bit more about how Celestia and Luna each dealt with the incomplete and often late-arriving information they received.

But even with that, this was still a very enjoyable story for me. It is, ultimately, a very sweet story, and the fact that it doesn't try to undercut that sweetness with a twisted moral or a sarcastic streak is a welcome reprieve; the fact that it's well-written and thoughtful in not just its moral, but its construction, doubly so. Thanks for sharing this!

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the one I thing I wondered if the fic would have been better without--was Twilight and her friends.

Actually, I don't disagree with you.

When I was writing, Twilight and her entourage were the obvious, (albeit inefficient,) way of solving a couple of problems, and hitting a couple of very specific but subtle story beats.

Could I have found other ways round them? Would the story survive without Twilight?
The answer to both of those is probably Yes, and if I were to write it again, I'd probably take a longer look at how necessary and detailed their involvement needed to be.

But hey, hindsight is always 20/20, right?

Still, seems like you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time, it's much appreciated.

--Author

Beautiful story,

:twilightblush:My book told me the sun rises in the west!
:trollestia:Well it doesn't.
:twilightangry2:Yes, well I know that now!

4466547 So that if ever they make a figure of action of myself I shalt have a glorious pet as an accessory!

4344300 If you tried to hug him he'd probably eat you...

4671135 That's what he'd say...

Eh, I'd probably let him. It's a badass way to go for a not-so-badass person.

4671285 Breaking news! Arthur from the DMV was eaten alive by a royal dragon today. His friend Barry had this to say:

"Whoa! That is soo cool! Boring old Arty was eaten by a dragon! Oh, yeah, and I'm sad and all that guff..."


:trollestia::trollestia::trollestia:

I am going to be so disappointed when some pillock wrecks the flawless lack of down-votes in this masterpiece. :twilightangry2::pinkiecrazy::flutterrage:

4359748 Asking Discord to help keep balance... You DO know who Discord IS, right? :duck:

This deserves, no, NEEDS some more love! This was AWESOME!!! I always feel sad at the end of a really good story, and this one's making me almost tear up. :applecry:

9.5/10! I loved it! Not quite as good as Celestia's Tiny Student or Nosfluttereau, but I mean, really...

Plz write many a book. You have a good talent, even if no-one can see it. Keep on writing, and eventually you'll get the love you deserve. Don't waste your tremendous gift.

Your's Truly

Hamish

P.S. This comment needs more emoticons, so :pinkiecrazy::ajsmug::fluttercry::duck::twilightoops::derpytongue2:

4671840 I'd rather be in Wonderland than in Hell.

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