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As Twilight Sparkle awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, she found she had been turned into a changeling.

How has she become a changeling? How will she adapt? How will her friends respond? And what new terrors will her metamorphosis bring?

Cover image by the fantastic Carnifex... or Siansaar... I can't tell which. You can find more wonderful works here: http://siansaar.deviantart.com/

EDIT: Featured... nearing 1000 Favorites... multiple pages of comments (swoons)

Thanks for everything guys. I never expected this thing to get so popular. I need to rework the second chapter, but it looks like there's going to be a blue moon every Friday for a while yet. Thanks again for your support and please keep reading and reviewing!

EDIT2: I've updated the character list again, a little preview of the second story arc...

EDIT 3: Just doing a quick character update to account for changes made to the next Arc...

First Published
7th Sep 2012
Last Modified
10th Oct 2012
#1 · 242w, 1d ago · · · Prologue? ·

the curl of purple replaced by the heavy weight of a had atop her head     I think that should be hat

This looks promising, not going to fave yet, but if the next chapter is this good I will.

#2 · 242w, 1d ago · · · Prologue? ·

AWSOME

#3 · 242w, 1d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Enjoy that thumb-up. :D And my fave-track, too. :D

#4 · 242w, 1d ago · · · Prologue? ·

A new Twilight, Changeling story. This looks interesting, looking forward to Chapter 1 :heart:.

#7 · 242w, 1d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Love it :yay:

Tracked :rainbowkiss:

Don't disappoint :ajbemused:

#8 · 242w, 1d ago · · · Prologue? ·

I think this is just me nitpicking, but why would a hat appear on Twilight when she changes into AJ? The hat isn't a physical part of her. Very good though. Will be tracking :twilightsheepish:

#9 · 242w, 1d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Twilight is best Changeling! Glad to see another Twi=Changeling story. I like the sequence of nightmares.

Also, have a fav and an upvote. Take them!

#10 · 242w, 23h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1236211

The changeling queen could produce a dress out of nowhere (cadence in the cave had one, and i assume rarity would have noticed a dress going missing) and it disappears when she changes back, so i assume mimicking some clothing is possible

After checking, the changelings in the actual episode that copy AJ also end up with hats. what happens when you try to take these away from them is anyones guess.

#11 · 242w, 23h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1236365 Good point. I forgot about that :twilightsheepish:

#12 · 242w, 23h ago · · · Prologue? ·

INCEPTION MADNESS!!! :derpyderp1::derpyderp2::derpyderp1::derpyderp2::derpyderp1::derpyderp2:

#13 · 242w, 22h ago · · · Prologue? ·

That made absolutely no sense but I loved it :trollestia:

#14 · 242w, 22h ago · · · Prologue? ·

OMG, MOAR PLEAAAASE:raritycry:

This is the best opening for a fic of this type I have ever seen!

#15 · 242w, 22h ago · · · Prologue? ·

A never ending nightmare... yeah that would cause me to freak out too. Unending... when do you trust reality and when do you know it's all a dream.

#16 · 242w, 22h ago · · · Prologue? ·

:pinkiehappy:

Looks great!  Keep up good work.

#17 · 242w, 22h ago · · · Prologue? ·

I'm sorry...but I'm still laughing my ass off at the dream within a dream bit. I know it was probably supposed to be super creepy, stressful, terrifying, and help us become one with Twilight's torment...but I just couldn't stop laughing at how ridiculous it was! Haha! Keep up the good work!

#18 · 242w, 22h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Now, all you have to do is update more then once every blue moon.

#19 · 242w, 22h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Continue. I expect great things out of this. :trixieshiftright:

#20 · 242w, 21h ago · · · Prologue? ·

No Twilight, you are the changelings

And then Twilight was a changelings. :twilightoops:

Interesting to see which direction this goes.  Will Twilight accept her new self and turn all her friends (or at least Pinkie Pie :pinkiehappy:) into changelings as well?  Are all her friends already changelings, along with Spike, all of 'Pony'ville, and the pool where they were relaxing?  Will they all toss her out and leave her broken only to reveal that it was just another changeling-induced nightmare and that she is still stuck in that cocoon?  

Waiting for the next exciting update.

#21 · 242w, 21h ago · · · Prologue? ·

The "layered nightmares" bit went on for a *little* too long, but besides that this is great.

You especially nailed Twi's mounting horror when she starts randomly transforming; I could almost hear her starting to cry.

tracked and liked, will likely fave.

#22 · 242w, 21h ago · · · Prologue? ·

omg this is so amazing! MORE!!!:flutterrage:

#23 · 242w, 21h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Interesting... It's like Mirror Image crossed with that-other-Twilight-changeling-story-whose-name-I-can't-remember. I like it.

#24 · 242w, 21h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1236947 I hope it will be that!

#25 · 242w, 20h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Not quite a full meh, but we'll see where this goes before I start shooting.

#26 · 242w, 20h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Has potential, especially with your skills. However, one thing: when I was reading the beginning of this chapter, through all the nightmares, it eventually reached a point where I thought, "did this person mistake the 'dark' tag for 'comedy?' :ajbemused:" Might think about revising that, because after the first few times it just starts getting ridiculous.

#27 · 242w, 20h ago · · · Prologue? ·

I do look forward to the next chapter of this.

#28 · 242w, 20h ago · · · Prologue? ·

why doesnt she jsut change into herself?

#29 · 242w, 20h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237264 She does, for a bit. All of the changes she goes through are accidental; she has no idea herself what's happening, or why.

#30 · 242w, 20h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Okay, this is DEFINITELY going on my e-mail list. :pinkiehappy: Well done!

#31 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

And then Twilight has the biggest mental breakdown in history...again.

#32 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237349 how is this not a comedy? well i guess comedy is tragedy+time

#33 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

moar moar moar moar moar!!!!!!!!!!! NOW:flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage: please?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#34 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237389 Wrong person. I think you were meaning to reply to this one: >>1237184 unless I've gotten one or both of your statements confused.

#35 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

So is this continuing or are you gonna be a fag and stop writing? :unsuresweetie:

#36 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237264, she just became a changeling, she doesn't know how to change into herself yet:ajbemused:

#37 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

So.... was the last part another dream or...?

#38 · 242w, 19h ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237601 No, I think it was real

#39 · 242w, 18h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Oh this looks delightfully dark. Hm, what is truth and what is fiction?

#40 · 242w, 18h ago · · · Prologue? ·

...more?

#41 · 242w, 18h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Looks pretty good - I'll be keeping an eye on this, I'm a sucker for "X is a changeling!" stories. Though, as others have mentioned, the sheer number of dreams does begin to get out of hand.

#42 · 242w, 18h ago · · · Prologue? ·

All those dream layers... we must go deeper.

#44 · 242w, 18h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Those two tags I tend to stay away, but the story is so interesting...hope everything gets okay though in the end.

#45 · 242w, 18h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Interesting. Im tracking this.

#46 · 242w, 18h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Veeeery interested in this.

#47 · 242w, 17h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Privet: Insanity Twilight meter is in the red sir, what do we do?

Commander: We watch it.

#48 · 242w, 17h ago · · · Prologue? ·

This is amazing.

Other than that, I can't really summon anything more specific, but you've already done the recursive nightmares to a sufficient depth for me to appreciate the kind of fear that Twilight must be feeling at this moment.

#49 · 242w, 17h ago · · · Prologue? ·

So far this is really interesting. I shall watch this one.

:coolphoto:

#50 · 242w, 17h ago · · · Prologue? ·

Man, those dreams were plain creepy.

Loving this.  Need more.

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