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Greetings World. You may call me Nyronus. I write stories, among other things. My hobbies include existential ennui, being Princess Luna, and Saving the World. Feel free to hit me up on Steam to chat!


Luna invites Rainbow Dash on her dreamwalking duties.

Dream-ruining, spider-safety lessons, abduction, and imprisonment ensue.

Maybe the dream realm can't handle this much awesome.

Special thanks to SoloBrony for helping me hammer out the details.

Thanks to SoloBrony and JWolfSilver for editing, and to them and Wanderer D and AliceLiz for prereading.

Chapters (6)
Comments ( 50 )

Spider safety lessons are a crucial tool in any dreamwalker's arsenal.

Dash is a good choice for this sort of thing in that She'll do anything reasonable (and some less than reasonable things) for anypony that she thinks deserves it. The main issue Dash would have is remembering everything she promises to do and actually doing it. Scootaloo will be a secretary at this rate, not that she wouldn't enjoy doing something for Rainbow.

“I’m sure it will be alright.”

Famous last words, Twilight.

~Skeeter The Lurker

Seriously adorable. I love the way Rainbow handled the situation. AWESOME!!!!!!!! But hey, anything with Rainbow HAS to be awesome. No avoiding it.

Luna quirked the eyebrow a notch higher.

"You are hardly alone in your mistakes inspiring new vocabulary. I trust you are familiar with the word 'lunatic.'"

A little talking-headsy at times, but very sweet. I just hope Dash's heart being the right place doesn't backfire more spectacularly down the line...

Needless to say, the story description doesn't offer much hope there.

Well, that first dream went better than I expected. Wonder how long that will last.

Wanderer D

It's time for Dash to fly East straight into the dreams of those least prepared for her presence!

Very enjoyable start to the fic. I look forward to reading more :twilightsmile:

The distance between fantasy and perceived reality can be pretty painful.



You, like, gave me the feels by pithily summarizing an emotional undercurrent of my own story.

That's some fucking commentor judo, right there.

“Of course! Why wouldn’t you have a trusty machete in the zombie apocalypse?”

The filly reached up and pulled the machete clear from the sheath on her shoulder, where it had always been.

After all, why wouldn’t she have a trusty machete in the zombie apocalypse?

“Huh, you’re right.”

Pretty much makes this chapter. Just, perfect.

Being awesome is the perfect explanation

I love it when Rainbow Dash is surprisingly competent. Preach that sweet spidery gospel!

Wanderer D

It's also the type of dream logic that is all too real

Yeah, and I love how Dash just immediately gets that.

Presumably this is how she deals with nightmares. "Oh noooo, a scary thing. Better whip out something awesome."

And this, ladies and gents, is what we call "a 180".


~Skeeter The Lurker

Like getting bucked in the feels and the teeth at the same time.

I wouldn't want to be those abusive parents in about half a minute.

I am suddenly very afraid. I'm not sure who I should be afraid of or for, but I am definitely afraid.

“Obstruction of the Duty of an Officer of the Law!”

The fact that she knew this and said without hesitation just suggests she learned it for the desired chance to use it.


Also, this is what we call "a 180 to a 360". Good resolution.

~Skeeter The Lurker


While that was not an intentional inference on my part... you're probably not wrong, either.

Rainbow Dash in charge of dreams could make for a very strong police state. I sincerely doubt Luna would have taken this level of action. Not everything that goes on in dreams is the truth. This isn't to diminish that she saved a kid here -- she did the right thing -- but this could very easily get out of hoof.

I prefer to think Dash was forced to learn this for some Wonderbolt exam.

The term 'police state' generally means that the police are restricting individual liberty and interfering with people's lives above and beyond what is necessary or beneficial to the populace. I get your meaning about the potential invasion of privacy and the alarming level of insight dreamwalking could provide a law enforcement officer, but seems like a bit of a leap overall.

Rainbow being scarily competent is awesome.

"Scarily competent" is definitely the right word. This was heartwarmingly awesome.

Sad to see it end, but what away to end sych great story. Hope to see id there will be a sequel, too.

The story ended up being shorter than I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it. :)
(And I don't mean that it feels cut off to me or anything; this seems a fine length. I just didn't know it would cover only the single night, as I expect there's more that could be told. :))

Rainbow Dash gets ALL the applause. Rainbow Dash is best Wonderbolt. Praise be to Her Prismatic Majesty!

In all seriousness, this was a great story, and it took a very different direction from what I expected. Any story where Rainbow Dash is given proper treatment as a character and credit for her growth over the years has my full approval.

Well. That definitely didn't go how I expected it to. Brilliant work in highlighting the best and worst of Rainbow Dash, and how tricky it can be to distinguish the two. Thank you for it.

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I thought that was gonna go bad like, twice. <.< Interesting...

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Congratulations, Rainbow Dash, you're the new Princess of Dreams!

don’t touch them or stick your hand


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“None of that even matters anyway - I’m an EEA-certified teacher, which means I have a duty and legal authority to intervene in an abuse case!” Rainbow Dash went on.

“You’re a teacher, now?” Stalwart’s eyebrows furrowed. “Where do you even teach?

“Twilight Sparkle’s School of Friendship!”

“That’s not an EEA school!”

“It was for two weeks, so I had to take the stupid test anyway!”

This is so convoluted @_@

You thought this was the *pony* rainbow dash?

I love this story! I cannot applaud it enough.


Hey, Dash was more helpful than I thought and managed to help Lily.

Let’s focus on the real problem here, Rainbow Dash is eventually going to suffer from sleep deprivation.

A very nice story, and the convolution was perfectly done.

This was a fun and entertaining story from start to finish. Rainbow was great in her straightforwardness

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