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After a thousand years, Luna finds herself finally freed from the form of Night Mare Moon - the ordeal has left her weakened, though, and she is ordered to spend the next year regaining her strength and getting herself up to speed on what has transpired during her thousand-year absence. Finding ways to spend that time? That... might be troublesome.

Sequel to 'Hiatus': 'Stuck In The Middle With You' (Slice of Life)
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Chapters (16)
Comments ( 472 )

The July chapter is still a work in progress, and I'm gradually adding more and more to it. By no means is it finished.

Keep that in mind when reviewing and commenting. :twilightsmile:

Promising. I'll keep an eye on this and see where you take it.

Appreciate it. It's surprisingly difficult to come up with things a Princess could do for an entire year - still, I have some things in mind.

♫♥I look forward to reading what happens next in your story♥♪

September chapter is up, though more will be added to it.

I'm actually very glad that I picked this time line for the fic. I get to cover Luna's physical changes between season 1 and season 2 (the darker coat and changed mane, among other things), as well as where she got the now-famous Royal Canterlot Voice.

Hope you enjoy my interpretation of things.

Well duh, Luna is best pony! :twilightsmile:

In all seriousness, though, her lack of appearances in the show gives her a lot of potential growth. She makes for a very fun and thought-provoking writing subject, and it's not often that we get to see the relationship play out between her and Celestia.

Troll reviews are fun. I'm still above a 4, at least.

Currently working on the October chapter. It'll either go up later today or tomorrow.

so now luna tries to find twilight XD

For the most part, yes. I eventually plan on having Luna finding out her mystery mare's identity (we already know it to be Twilight, of course), and from there, the two of them will write back and forth.

Girl's gotta stay in Canterlot, of course.

im liking this fic off to the next chapter

The December chapter is nearing completion, and should go up later today. It'll certainly be the biggest chapter to date.

Latest chapter is now up. I'm curious to see if anyone will be able to figure out why I chose that specific date for Luna's birthday.

YAY for happy Luna!

Hmm... My guess?
December 21, 1968 was the date launch date of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, carrying the first humans to leave earth's gravity.

shortest day of the year/longest night

"Oh my goodness. Luna, your mane... it's full of stars." -2001 references are always welcome.

I just have to say that might first thought on reading Chapter 7 was 'Yes Luna. It has a flavor.'

Other than that I'd guess you picked December 21st as Luna's birthday because it's the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Or to put it another way, the longest night.

It's the Winter Solstice!

And everyone gets a cookie. Yes, I picked the 21st because it's the winter solstice. I'm aware it switches between the 21st and the 22nd, but December 22nd is my own birthday - to pick that felt slightly... narcissistic of me. So the 21st won out.

Glad someone picked up on that. Considering how adorkable Luna can be, I just had to fit in a 2001: A Space Odyssey reference somewhere.

♫♥I look forward to reading what happens next in your story♥♪

This is one of the most heartwarming things I have had the pleasure of reading. I look forward to the remainder of it.

Thank you for the comment. The relationship between Celestia and Luna doesn't get much attention, nor do we ever get to really see what they do in Canterlot on a daily basis. I tried to make up for both of those.

January chapter will most likely be delayed until tomorrow. Currently behind on my school work, and then I'm going out with the lady friend.

Apologies if you were looking forward to a new chapter today. :twilightsheepish:

January is now up. Enjoy! :twilightsmile:

Thanks. It's somewhat rare to get comments and reviews, so either is appreciated. :yay:

Woot, 5000 views. Thanks for reading, everyone!

February chapter is being written as we speak. If you thought Luna's love-letter troubles were over, think again.

Another good chapter, a little short and I felt a lack of character in Luna this time around.
Luna is what makes this story great, so her character is the greatest importance.
It was good, but not great.

Had to delete my previous comment because there's no edit option.

I understand if you felt Luna was a bit lacking in character in this latest chapter. The story is predominantly about her, but I do try and expand it a bit so some other characters get some time (such as Celestia).

I'll try to compensate over the next few chapters, however. Thanks for the comment.

Come on! Post you meanings, this story deserves discussion!
What was good? What was bad? What was AWESOME?

you have my attention. I hope you have somewhere good to go here.

March is finished already, but I'll be saving it for tomorrow afternoon. Hope none of you will mind the wait. :trollestia:

♫♥I look forward to reading what happens next in your story♥♪

March is now up. A small disclaimer: I take no credit at all for the second meaning of the prophecy. It was a comment I saw on the PMV "The Stars Will Aid In Her Escape (Cosmic Love)", and was a pretty big mind=blown moment for myself as well. I simply had to fit it in somewhere.

Definitely check that PMV out, by the way. Amazing stuff.

Made it into the featured box! Thanks to everyone who has read, reviewed, and commented thus far. Couldn't have done it without you all! :twilightsmile:

Congratulations on being featured! You've definitely earned it. I've enjoyed everything up till now and can't wait to see how the last two months go.

Good chapter, better than the last!
Anyway, I guess it is over now, atleast the main "arc" of the story. Unless you have something up your sleeve...
I am waiting and hoping for more.

This lack of an edit button is killing me. The meaning behind the dreams was a big part, but by no means was it the entirety of the story. This is about what Luna does during her recovery period, not about what her dreams mean. Still have three chapters (and the epilogue) to go!

I'm not trying to go "OMG YOU'RE WRONG", I'm simply saying there's more to the story than just that. Rest assured, I have some things planned.

WOOL reference. I freaken' love it.

Went back and read over chapter 5 again. As much as I love the WOOL video, I never intended for there to be any references to it. I can see why you might think that, though. :twilightsheepish:

:twilightsmile::Hello Princess! I just wanted to give you my report in pony today!
:trollestia::Thank you Twilight. Want did you learn?
:twilightsmile:Well I-
:trollestia::Twilight? What's wrong?
:twilightoops:It just feels like somepony's... watching me...
:twilightblush:I'm sure it's nothing.
:trollestia:I'm sure. *thinking*-I thought those assassins said they couldn't be detected. Damn, guess I really WILL have to listen to those stupid weather ponies. -_-

♫ I always feel like, somepony's watchin' meeeeeee. And I have no privacy, whooooaaa oh-oh! ♪

Apologies, I had to.

#47 · Nov 20th, 2011 · · · March ·

An incredibly well written piece. And I do recognise the picture, but I can't seem to find it. Could you link, please?

"By Luna's Might", drawn by John Joseco - http://johnjoseco.deviantart.com/art/By-Luna-s-Might-207755868

The playroom scene in the November chapter is inspired by that same image.

Those cookies wouldn't happen to be freshly-baked home-made triple decker nut-crazy vanilla cream cookies, would they? :P :moustache:

Knowing Pinkie Pie and how random she can be? No idea.

It shall be the world's greatest mystery. :pinkiehappy:

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