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The Sound of Lonliness


Now, what do you get when one person gets both increadibly unlucky and lucky at the same time? A fanfic writer, apparently.

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This story is a sequel to Imperial Affairs


A thousand years ago, a War has started. The War that just found a resolution. With Princess Celestia accepting defeat and her new place at the court, and the new Empress forming a reluctant understanding with the Element Bearers; the time has come to move on. Nightmare Moon found herself on the top of the world with no enemies remaining.
The Empress is still deeply troubled, though. Others start seeing it too.

Chapters (8)
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Comments ( 9 )

That was a horrific cliffhanger I'm loving this will be keep track of this

Nightmare, its still Luna's body. Dont damage this!

You son of a b***h! LUNA!!! NNOOOOO!!!

honestly its hard to find sympathy for nightmare

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That's why I chose her precisely. The wonder of literature (and art in general) is that it is perceived and understood in their own way by each and every reader. You will never find two readers who will see the same work in exactly the same way.

I totally agree with you, Nightmare Moon is very far from being a good person. She took her crown with force, proceeding to use cunning, and treachery to hold it. She is not corrupt, but highly oppressive. She built her state so that everyone in the Empire, willing or not, will serve for furthering her interests. She will use everything and everyone to her advantage, and will not even blink at a few thousand changelings dying if this is required to get her the result she wants. Even her selective show of mercy and kindness serves her purpose. She, by all means, deserved what happened to her. She, finally, got to experience the fruits of her labour and see exactly what it's worth. Justice can be served in a myriad of ways, sometimes not even a judge is required.

And then there is another side. Nightmare Moon may be a despot, but she is not heartless, neither she is cruel. She genuinely cares for the people in her hold, even if they didn't exactly choose her as their sovereign. She hates what she is, but her responsibility doesn't permit her to simply let go. Equestria needs someone on the throne, someone who will be accepted by everyone, even if grudgingly.
Celestia won't work. Fanatic bat ponies would immediately take up arms. Luna is simply unfit for this much responsibility, she was the one who forced the changes in the first place. While Cadance already has her hooves full and Twilight has proved to be unreliable.
Nightmare Moon may not be a very moral person, neither she is the most kind and certainly not nearly as competent and experienced as Celestia. But she is still the only option and she is willing to shoulder the responsibility. She will do it for her ponies, for Luna and for a single spark of hope to turn back the cruel fate.

It's always fascinating to explore different points of view for even night and day simple, as they often seem, matters.

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What really happens with Luna?
Nm really kill her?

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She got shot. Royal or not, bullets kill everyone.

By the way, I really have to commend you for your determination. You do not let the language barrier to stop you!
As one learner to another: you'll get there one day. The westerners won't tell you aren't native, you just keep practising.

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oh, i forgot reread *Lunar eclipse* chapter.
Sad to say, but without Luna this story lose good chunk of interest for me.

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I assure you, Luna is still in there. She simply went from NMM's roommate to being the catalyst of the whole action. If you have a perspective, you might even say she got more important than she was.

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