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This story is a sequel to Before the Dawn

Over 1,000 years ago, King Sombra took hold of the Crystal Empire and cast a curse upon it and its ponies. Luna and Celestia mourned the fall of the Empire and blamed themselves for failing its inhabitants.

Years later, the Crystal Empire has returned, and Twilight Sparkle and her friends have been sent off to free it from the evil clutches of King Sombra. But not everypony is in support of Twilight's mission. Luna remembers Sombra as he was before the evil Nightmist took hold of him and turned him into an evil tyrant. It is she who wishes to go to the Empire and save him if at all possible.

But Celestia will not allow it.

Now, as the ponies celebrate the Empire's freedom, Luna dream walks to ease the ache in her heart. In her ethereal form, however, she feels a presence in the distance and knows that she must follow it no matter where it leads...
This is a follow up to Before the Dawn. It is not necessary to read the story before this, but it will mean more to you if you do.

Cover art provided by: Inkyheart. Thank you! Please visit the artist here: Nekomemel

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Time heals, but the scars will remain.
I feel awful for Sombra and Luna.

Fate is a cruel mistress. :fluttershysad:

Great job with this. You deserve a medal. :pinkiehappy:


Thank you so very much for your kind words :twilightsmile:. I was really hoping the pace of this story would be slow enough to convey the proper feelings but also faster enough that it didn't keep my readers bogged down.


I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the favorite! :twilightblush:

Liquid pride, my friend. Well done.

Last one was excellent. This? Even better, well done.


Thank you so very much!!

I loved this! Great work on it. It's really hard to not 'feel' for Luna and you do want see her get that whole happy ending but this bittersweet ending is just as good for Luna.


I'm glad you enjoyed it!

4639400 thank you very much!

I could feel the tears starting when they were flying together. Then my cat walked across my keyboard and ruined the moment :facehoof:.

I honestly started crying while reading this story.:fluttercry: You deserve the praise.:heart:


Thank you so much!

I'm literally on the verge of crying right now. :fluttershysad: :fluttercry: :applecry: :raritydespair: :raritycry: :fluttershyouch: :fluttershbad:

The feels I'm crying :raritycry:

Just one thing that everyone overlook:

Did she resent the purple alicorn?

I don't think Twilight is an alicorn yet.:twilightsheepish:

5749493 oh my goodness! Thank you for that catch! I'll fix that when I get home. Thank you for the favorite as well!

You are an awesome writer IF you could do that to me:twilightsmile:
still crying though:fluttercry:


Awww! This sounds bad, but I'm glad that I made you cry. It makes me happy that I can invoke such emotions in people through my writing.

6227317 No, its not sad tears its happy tears like liquid pride. I am just WOWED :pinkiegasp:at your talent
Hope for more stories in the future CAUSE ITS AWESOME:pinkiehappy:


Thank you so much. I can't even express how much that means to me. :twilightsmile:

I cried, i cried so hard that the screen of my phone is all wet :fluttercry:, but the end was so beautiful :applecry:

My sister was in the room as my eyes were watering loved this love the writing thank you for letting me enjoy this story??it was sad but sometimes you need to feel sad just like Luna?

This was even more fun and emotional to re-read.

You made me feel feelings. Feelings I should not have felt. Bittersweet because of a wonderful story and tragedy. IceStar (i assume you're also spoopystar) got me into Lunbra.

I am indeed Spoopy Star, or was, as that was my Halloween name.

I’ll never mentally recover from this.

It’s like, you crave a certain story, but that story has you crying and craving more, until there is no more left. Then you just feel empty until you get over it-
Literally me- I feel like I have a problem djejsejeejejejwh.
Being so immersed into a story is good and bad.

On with the comment, AS I SAID ILL NEVER MENTALLY RECOVER FROM THIS. During reading this fic my eyes were literally so blurry I had to pause. It feels so real 😭, it FEELS!

I’m crying again lol

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