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An astrophysicist who uses ponies to escape the madness of reality.


In the aftermath of "A Royal Problem", Celestia wants nothing more than a good night's sleep. However, her subconscious has other plans, as a mistake from the previous night returns to haunt her dreams. Now, Celestia must confront her darker self once again — and learn just how little she truly knows about the dream realm.

Rated for a couple brief mentions of death or physical injury.

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 49 )

I think I'll keep track of this story.

Yay, I have fans now!
Glad you enjoyed the first chapter. Hopefully I'll be able to finish by this weekend.

Oh dear, Celestia just unintentionally gave the nobles information about what she almost turned into right in front of them... well, they probably won't be scared of Luna now at least...

Ooh, idea~ :raritywink:
It probably doesn't help that the nobles saw that right before Celestia's explanation...

Happy to be of help:raritywink:
and no, it does not, that was my exact line of thinking.

Interesting prologue, apparently daybreaker rests within Celestia's subconscious and when he patience is tested enough, it starts to break through. This has piqued my interest and I will be looking forward to future chapters

Glad you like it so far. However, the truth is a bit more complicated than that...

Hopefully I'll be able to motivate myself to finish this in the next week or two. End of semester sucks.

I know that feeling of staying motivated enough to write the next chapter. It's been over a years and over 5 years since I've written a new chapter for two of my fics. I've recently resumed writing them again

Oh no, they forgot to tell the guards the most important of all lessons. Don't tempt fate.

To be fair, most of Equestria's recent crises have been one- or two-day affairs. Between Luna's day shift and the aftermath the next day, then Celestia catching fire in her sleep, the guards are somewhat justified in thinking/hoping the worst might be over.

They're wrong, of course. I'm just getting started. :pinkiecrazy:

If it gets as bad as it Might, I really pity Twilight on having to face down Daybreaker.

I doubt it will come to that. All is not as it seems in the realm of dreams...

Wow. This is a fantastic read so far, and I look forward to seeing more of it.

Thanks! I'm glad you like it so far.

I love continuation fics! Those are some of the best kinds! :raritystarry:

I too shall follow this. :twilightsmile:

Damn, that must've been quite an alarming sight. I'm glad to see another chapter, you've got a really interesting story going here

Glad you're liking it so far! Shouldn't be much longer before I get the next chapter done (hopefully).

Hm. Not an bad story. I like it. But, it would had been better if you would have spaced out the paragraphs so we can read it more easier. I'll give you my thoughts after this story is completed.

By "space out the paragraphs", do you mean breaking up some of the longer ones so it's less "wall of text"? I didn't think that was an issue here, but I'll take that into consideration going forward. Thanks for your comment.

Glad to hear it! Thanks for your feedback.

Unfortunately, it'll probably be a couple months before you find out. Once I've survived my qualifying exam, I need to go back and do some significant revisions to what I've written so far.

Still, I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! :twilightsmile: Thanks for faving and commenting.

That's the plan. :twilightsmile: Gimme a month or so to tackle some edits, and we'll get that ball rolling again.

Okay. And check out my story Recovering friendship when you get a chance. I

Interesting follow-up to the events of that episode and from what I have seen, very well thought one at that :twilightsmile: I'm curious what the next chapters may bring!

Thanks so much for the kind words! :twilightsmile: Edits and next chapter should be coming within the month.

9381103 You are welcome! Just finished the last published chapter and I'm looking forward to more, even if it's just edits. Furthermore, really good job on both Celestia's inner conflict and her interactions with other characters, it all flows really naturally :twilightsmile: And by the way, you have there some very interesting bits of lore. I think I have to go now and see if I can find a picture of Celestia sitting in a jacuzzi full of fire/lava!

Well, this is distressing...

Eagerly looking forward to more, whenever it may come.

Hopefully won't be much longer. Grad school isn't exactly conducive to writing, but I've been going over some edits in my head. I want to fix what I've already written before working on the next chapter.

Many thanks for the comment, FoME-senpai. It means a lot to me. Hopefully, this will motivate me enough to get my plot moving.

Can't wait to read more of this.

Can't wait to write more of this!


I'll give you my thoughts after this story is completed.

One year later...

Heh, sorry. Motivation issues. The person I asked for constructive criticism practically wrote me a dissertation. With how long it's been and how hard it's been to get back to writing with those edits hanging over my head, I'm thinking of just banging out the rest of what I have and not bothering with revisions.

That said, I appreciate that you took the time to comment. As soon as I can get back to thinking positively about this sucker, I'll finish it. I sincerely apologize for the delay.

I'm tracking this. I don't care how long it takes for the next chapter to come out, I'm going to wait. And I'm good at waiting.

Not to mention that this story is too good to be left hanging like this.

Please finish this. This story is amazingly good.

Any updates on the next chapter?

It’s in my head, just have to get over my fear of failure and write it down. Current objective is end of the month. Thanks for sticking around!

That’s fine bud, just making sure there’s still a chance of you actually completing it so I’m not getting my hopes up for nothing. I’m actually really curious in seeing how Luna will react to this.

Guess were still waiting for the next chapter lol love it all so far

I do hope you continue this one day, I have enjoyed it greatly.

I hope to see this story update on my tracking someday. It is a concept I enjoy, and while there are some issues with pacing, I find the characterization to be well done and compelling.

The latest chapter was everything and I hope to see more eventually! I loved what you have so far and I loved the characterization of Celestia as Daybreaker and how you wrote Fancy Pants!!! Don't give up!

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