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silverspawn


23, male, utilitarian, effective altruist, rationalist, writer, vegetarian, atheist, INTJ


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For the past months, Twilight has made it her task to study the nature of dreams. She has learned how remain lucid, how to influence and deform her dreams at will, and even how to invite other ponies into them.

One night, things are different — something is wrong. Twilight needs to wake to find out what it is, but tonight, waking proves to be more difficult than normal.

Disclaimer: This story is ...odd.

Features Twilight X Fluttershy (though very much in the background).

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“Sorry for calling you. Something is wrong.”

the book came floating towards her immediately, but when she opened it, there was nothing there to be read.

There is something wrong with Twilight, that she's constantly trying to doom Equestria by dooming her friends by summoning them and leaving the dream with them attached. There was some chance that the key to the situation was inside the dream, as the book indicates that she may be a guest. Radical magicians.

The... worst thing that can happen is probably that we fall into a sort of coma if we die here.

Obviously they don't feel any emotions in there, but then pushing a friend into the abyss is a normal part of reasoning? This Fluttershy is somewhat creepy, also the repeated wing gesture. It makes for atmosphere though!

I can make her feel really cold, which should do the same.

What Twilight did there is evil and somewhat funny because of how odd it seems that she manages to zap Rarity after breaking into her bedroom.

But it did not come to that. A good half an hour later, Celestia woke up.

Thanks for the ending. Stories when one of M6 is proved wrong, are rare.

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Obviously they don't feel any emotions in there, but then pushing a friend into the abyss is a normal part of reasoning? This Fluttershy is somewhat creepy, also the repeated wing gesture. It makes for atmosphere though!

With Fluttershy and Twilight, their interaction throughout this story hints and what kind of relationship I see them having. Unfortunately, I think it is too subtle, and the story is too short, for it to have a chance to get through.

The idea is that Twilight, who has not had any friends for the majority of her life, is now so invested into this relationship, so deeply in love, that her world more or less revolves around Fluttershy. Being that she sees her as fragile and in need of protection, she is super protective of her (that is why she worries and apologizes so much), but since she is also an awesome and selfless person, she doesn't do this in a destructive way, such as trying to keep Fluttershy weak, and instead tries to help her get over her shyness as much as she can.

Fluttershy, meanwhile, driven by her desire to both get over her own problems and to make Twilight happy, has made a ton of progress since the start of her relationship, and isn't nearly as fragile anymore as Twilight thinks. That is why she has the guts to suggest something like committing suicide to wake up, and why Twilight then suggests that only she jumps. Of course, the reason she gives is also accurate, which is why Fluttershy doesn't protest.

Anyway, yeah. I love this pairing :twilightsheepish:

I did not mean for Twilight to be creepy or evil; that was more unintentional. I thought waking Rarity like this was rather moderate... *shrugs*

Thanks for the ending. Stories when one of M6 is proved wrong, are rare.

Ah, I'm really happy you liked it. I was worried it might be a bit too anti climactic (i.e. disappointing).

Now for the million bits question. What was going on?

Here's my theory: The tantabus returned somehow and trapped Princess Celestia in a nightmare and she was fighting it in her dreams the whole time she was asleep, leading the Mane 6 to feel something was wrong and be unable to wake up. She eventually won the battle, enabling her to wake up.

Love the story. Great work my friend.

I don't know why Twilight still lives in the library, and the ending was abrupt, but other than that I loved the story. I was feeling worried and fearful along with the characters. And twishy is otp.

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Thank you! The reason for the library is that all of my stories take place in a pre-season 4 universe (most of them pre-season 3, really). Meaning no Twilacorn, and no crystal castle. I could never forgive myself for taking the Golden Oak Library out of canon, it is such an amazing building, my favorite in the entire universe.

The abrupt ending was a stylistic choice, but admittedly an odd one (but hey I did warn you in the description!). I wanted the implication that the main6 have gained immortality to sink in as the final reveal, and then end the story abruptly while leaving the actual mystery unanswered.

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