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"I will forge my own way, then, where I may not be accepted, but I will be myself. I will take what they called weakness and make it my strength." ~Rarity, "Black as Night"


This story is a sequel to The Grey Factor

After Twilight gave birth, she began to have two strange dreams. In the first, her child was a son, the destined son to fulfill the prophecy of the Grey Factor. In the other dream, her child is a filly. Which reality is true, and which is false? Follow her story as she searches for the truth.
Sequel to the fic "The Grey Factor" by my good friend Japko, with concept bare-facedly stolen from Awake.

Chapters (5)
Comments ( 33 )

Well, well, a sequel to "the grey factor".
I won't lie to you that you treat on thin ice: There are ethical problems with the whole clone-program-thing and I wasn't too thrilled about how Japko ended his story. I'd love to see a solution to it all, yet I have absolutely no idea how one would even start with that.
So, surprise me.:trixieshiftright:

Well, I'm glad you've read the previous story. That does make this a little easier to understand.
I, too, found the ethical dilemma of clone soldiers very interesting. I think my opinion differs on that topic, both to you and to Japko. They have their place in this story. I don't necessarily have that place determined yet, but... they will.
Incidentally, have you read his new story, Mirroring Skies? I'm thinking it's gonna be really interesting, especially once he really starts buckling into the plot. Hate to be a shill, but I consider him a good friend of mine, so... check it out. :twilightsmile:

Twilight's, wait what? When? Who?
Brain.exe has crashed

whew kinda hard to follow for me but its pulled me in.

Dam if the princesse's did what he thinks they did :trollestia:,shit twilight gonna have one nasty letter to send:twilightangry2:.Nice going on the storie cant wait to see more.

This does not bode well for the princesses.
But I wonder if Celestia and Luna would risk their precious genetic experiment and force Twilight into this. Celestia at least knows how unstable Twilight gets under pressure and that this might even put Twilight's and foal's life at risk e.g. in a "Lesson Zero" scenario.

Yeah, I myself too wonder whether it really was them or something rather strange happened - as she said, maybe there's some sort of a repressed memory... Or she just did one experiment which (as usual) just went wrong.
Either way, can't wait to see how the rest of this story will evolve! :twilightsmile:

I feel guilty about putting off reading this story for so long, I loved what you've written so far, both Grey Factor and A call to Vespers. Keep up the good work. :twilightsmile:

While I do appreciate that you enjoy A Call to Vespers, I did not write The Grey Factor, Japko did; I merely proofread it.

NOOOOO!!! My entire life has been a lie, what else haven't you told me :pinkiegasp:

You're adopted, Santa Claus isn't real, and some fat-free food actually has fat in it.

I knew about the first two but that last one, HOLY COW! Everything in my life has taken on new meaning, I don't know if I can handle it. :pinkiecrazy:

cant wait for the next chapter when is it? good chapters so far :twilightsmile:

I happen to do a lot of other stuff in my spare time, so... eventually. I get distracted, I get in a rut, I write other stories instead... eventually. :twilightoops:

I'm intrigued. Please continue ASAP :pinkiecrazy:

I swear, I've been trying. As soon as I can figure out how to get Jade and Twilight onto a train, I'll get the next, like, four chapters up! :raritydespair:

Considering the whole chapter is about confronting the subject at the source..you could go with "Confrontation"..but "Trust" would work too..but yeah I agree. Get rid of "Shame"

And a chapter where we are in the real world and not split reality dreamland :pinkiehappy:
I myself liked this one, and great to know that this story still lives! But yeah, due to shame being there in pretty much only one sentence, I do think too that chapter name change is in order. Trust sounds good :twilightsmile:

Oh good, this one isn't dead!!

So, Celly isn't to blame?? They got drunk, didn't they? And surely there is some form of test to see if Twilight has had sex, either with or without her consent?
Also interesting that the guards are aware of how they came about.

Uh oh! Did we lose this story to real life? *pokes it* You there? Slow is okay! Just want to see good ones progress :twilightsmile:

I plan to have an update by next Monday. (It's my birthday.) Fingers crossed. :trixieshiftright:


Ah! Well happy early birthday then. Ill gladly wait, just wanted to make sure things are still living :twilightsmile:

:rainbowdetermined2: Storm's a-brewin'...

IM getting rather confused...without reading, let me recap to myself..

1) Twilight has dreams about a filly / colt child
2) Twilight is suddenly pregnant without a father's involvement - princesses suspected due to Grey Factor gene
3) At some point near the end of term, she goes to the hospital
4) Now she has a child, but is literally dreaming with a 3 day gap between having each child..we are unsure which is reality..but there are some links (such as RD working on a huge storm)

is that about right? Someone correct me if that rough overview is missing something important..

The only thing you're missing is that one dream jumped forward three days to match up with the other one.
Holly was born on the 23rd. Twilight then went into a 3-day coma, sleeping through the 24th, the 25th, and the 26th. She then woke up on the 27th, the same day as the previous dream. In the next chapter, she'll wake up on the 28th in the Vesper dream; when she goes to bed, she'll wake up on the 28th in the Holly dream. That's how it alternates: it'll be one day in the Vesper dream, then the same day in the Holly dream, then the next day in the Vesper dream.
Make sense? :twilightsheepish:


Yeah i knew that actually, well minus the fact they're now perfectly in sync. So yeah..okay im caught up in some regards :twilightsheepish::twilightsheepish:

Wow, im the last comment? Thats scary :twilightoops:

Did we lose this fic to RL or is it still breathing somewhere?

Nope, just super lazy. It's coming eventually, promise! Maybe.

Can you read it okay? If you can, try and keep it in mind. It'll probably be important later... :trixieshiftright:

If not, here you go.

“A miracle of science and magic... so proud...”
“Impossible... without a... how...”

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