MLP: Tale of the Night-MareMLP: Tale of the Night-Mare4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"THE TALE OF THE NIGHT-MARE"
Time runs slowly, surely, unstoppable, like a roaring river that crashes on the lives and destinies of those who inhabit the world. Much is different now from how it had been; new evils rise and, with them, new heroes to vanquish them... Yet so do ancient evils fade, and ones who had once deviated to the roads of malice return to the light of purity and benevolence. Such is the tale of Luna, Princess of Equestria and Mistress of the Night.
It is known by many how the Elements of Harmony, embodied in six valorous ponies, vanquished the evil Nightmare Moon and returned the young princess to the realm of good...
However, there is a tale that has yet to be told in its fullest; there are words unspoken and events forgotten, for in a thousand years since its passing, only vague fables remain. So come and discover what came to be at the time of destiny
...Listen, to the Tale of the Night Mare.
Exile (Part Two)Exile (Part Two)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Exile (Part Two)
Stars tumbled through the sky. The Princess of the Night lay in the castle courtyard alone, watching her carefully crafted heavenscape. It brought no relief to her. Her insides were cold; she felt empty. Her mind was filled with regretful and stinging thoughts. She should have spent more time with Celestia. She should have kept a closer eye on her. She should have been the one who disappeared. She should have, she should have, she should have. In the end she hadn’t.
One star reminded her somewhat of herself... The pole star. It was one of only two of its kind. They were opposites, to be sure, but both shone brightly. All the other stars revolved around them. The pole stars never moved. Apart but equal. One could never see both at the same time. If only...
An idea struck Luna. She stood up and brushed the grass off her coat. As she closed her eyes, a blue glow surrounded her horn. Far over the hor
The Death of Princess Luna - 1The Death of Princess Luna - 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 1 - The Darkest Night
Princess Celestia walked through the hallways of the massive Canterlot palace. Despite its confusing layout, she never got lost, having lived within its walls for over a thousand years of her immortal life. The old stone walls could become monotonous and confusing to inexperienced visitors, but the Princess had learned to notice the subtle differences between the hallways. The different colours and the different decorations stood out to her.
She turned a corner, passed by a door flanked by two guards, and found herself before two more doors. One, to her right, was white, yellow and emblazoned with a radiant sun. The other, to her left, was black, blue and had a beautiful crescent moon painted upon it.
Smiling, she turned to the door on the left and tapped her hoof against it. There was a moment of silence, and Celestia was about to knock again when she heard a voice on the other side. "Come in!"
The Princess lightly pushed the door open and tilted h
Dark Side of the Luna :FanFiction:Dark Side of the Luna :FanFiction:4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dark Side of the Luna
It was a beautiful night in Equestria. Princess Luna stood watching over the land, taking in the awe of the world around her, the greens of the fields that covered the vast horizon, the browns of the forests that decorated the horizons. She looked outward, keeping an eye on all of the ponies as they slept peacefully through the night, each one with their own stories, their own histories and futures. It had been a long day. The Pegasus ponies had created a mighty storm earlier; huge, dark clouds hung above; thunder cracked across the skies and strong winds howled through the trees. It was a beautiful yet frightening sight to behold, and now, everypony needed a rest after the commotion. Luna just watched, as families slept in their stables, open fires crackled across the horizon, illuminating the land like fireflies as a cool breeze swept the land causing the flames to dance. She became lost in the beauty for hours, just watching in silence, as the fires danced for
Nightmare Over Equestria Part 1*Over 1,000 years ago*Nightmare Over Equestria Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Another peaceful night had passed for the citizens of Equestria. All ponies were sleeping, and the rising of the sun was drawing ever closer. However, one pony, or should I say alicorn, was not asleep. It was Princess Luna, and she had been pacing back and forth in her room for most of the night, as she was unable to sleep. She walked over to her window and looked up at the night sky. "Well, it is almost time for the moon to go down so the sun can rise," she sighed, "We wish just once the ponies of Equestria could spend a night awake, so they can see how wonderful the night looksbut, we guess that day will never come..." Luna lowered her head in sadness, thinking to herself, "Why? Why does it have to be the sun the ponies stay awake for? Why??" Luna frantically paced back and forth even more whilst thinking these thoughts, and then she suddenly collapsed onto the floor with distress, and the distress growing ever more in her heart, e
Nocturne - Part 1Dear Twilight Sparkle,Nocturne - Part 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I would be more than happy to visit Ponyville and discuss my recent changes to the night in more detail. Please reply with the most convenient evening for you to host, and please keep this as just a simple social call! Also, you may want to invite Sweetie Belle. I believe she may enjoy our conversation.
Two Months Earlier...
Princess Luna's horn glowed as she snapped the copy of "A History of Equestria: XXIV" closed. She tossed it onto an ornately engraved table with a thump, grimacing as she eyed the stack of sibling volumes she had yet to crack open. The alicorn's gaze again wandered to the door outside, to her personal balcony, and this time she gave in and stepped out of her quarters and into the fresh air.
Canterlot spread out before her, whites and golds, but her eyes were drawn to the stylized Sun decorating the tip of a nearby tower. From there she looked out to the real Sun, just preparing t
Luna's Sandwich Part 2: 1000 Years Later “Luna, are you still awake?” Celestia whispered as she inched her way into the old bedroom the two sisters once shared as fillies.Luna's Sandwich Part 2: 1000 Years Later2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“I am, my sister.” Luna said, sitting up in her bed to get a better view of Celestia who sat down on the bed beside her. “But what are you doing up? You must be tired from everything that has happened today.”
Celestia shook her head. “I was just coming to check up on you before I went to sleep. Are you doing ok sweetie?”
“I think so. Though I am quite tired. One thousand years without rest really puts a toll on one’s body.”
“Is there anything I can do for you Luna?”
Luna didn’t have to think twice; after being away for a thousand years there was only one thing that her heart desired.
“Yes, sister there is, that is, if it would not be too much trouble.”
“What is it sweetie?”
“Well, if you don’t mind, I would very
Luna's ReturnThe cheers of the crow were so loud at this point that it almost made the halls vibrate. The two figures moving away from the outside space in into the ornate and ancient hall were almost glad to be beyond the view of the public at this point, whoever enthusiastic they may have been. As they passed the decorative golden doors, two unicorn guards flanking each side used their magic to close them behind. Even now the sounds could be heard, though to a much lesser degree.Luna's Return3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The two figures walked alongside one another down the bright red carpet that lined the room.
Princess Celestia, ruler of the sun and co-ruler of Equestria, carried herself in her usual regal manner, her rainbow hair flowing despite the lack of wind in here. As she walked down the hall at her usual pace, she stole a glance at the one walking beside her.
Princess Luna, the mare of the moon, the second co-ruler...
....And her beloved sister.
Her sister, she thought to herself. It had been an eternity since she had laid eyes
The Birth of Nightmare MoonThe Birth of Nightmare Moon4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Long time after Celestia & Luna imprisoned Discord in stone, Kurayami (inventor of evil) decided to take on Great Ponies, AKA Alicorns, all by itself.
Kurayami observed as Luna started to become resentful, believing that all mortal Ponies were shunning the night. Celestia showed her sister that they did not actually hate night time, they just chose it as a good time to sleep. Another bright side Celestia showed her younger sister was that all mortals started to even do activities at night, like camping, looking through telescopes into space, late night parties and many more things.Kurayami decided this would probably be a good time to attack.
One night, Kurayami confronted Luna and started to fill her head with lies. The black cloud-like Being told her that her big sister had lied to her and the sight of the mortal Ponies hanging out at night was only an illusion created by Celestia, this was of course a lie Kurayami told Luna.
"No!", sobbed Luna, "That can't be true, Celestia told me
One Year LaterPrincess Celestia walked slowly and quietly into her private chambers late one night. She moved purposefully to the one window in the room. Moonlight was showing through, casting a faint white glow about the room. The fireplace was unlit, and there was no wind tonight to stir the tapestries that contained Historic events in Equestrian history.One Year Later4 years ago in Drama More Like This
As soon as it came into sight, Celestia's eyes were focused on the moon. She stood in front of the window, staring up at the glowing orb. Her head lowered and her eyes closed as her horn begins to gleam brightly. She was concentrating hard, and her eyes squeezed tighter as she tried to focus.
Celestia found herself on a gray and barren world. Did the spell work correctly? Did I transport my full self instead? Celestia wondered to herself. She looked down, noticing that she was transparent. However, she quickly became a bit more solid, gaining her white coat and looking every bit like her real counterpart.
She looked around, but there was n
A Nightmare's Dream Chapter 3Strangers in the NightA Nightmare's Dream Chapter 34 years ago in Settings More Like This
The night terrors Nightmare Moon had created now toyed with her, preyed on her fear as she had intended them to prey on all mortals.
Just outside the moonlit clearing she could hear things lurking and at times she'd see malicious glowing eyes staring back at her.
She grit her teeth, regaining control of her emotions. She was Nightmare Moon, mistress of the night. She feared nothing. She looked back contemptuously at the creatures in the darkness, however, as the night continued, the sounds grew more menacing and her mask of bravado quickly wore away.
She could hear the creatures out there, but none dared enter the clearing. As time dragged on, she found it harder and harder to concentrate, the pain from physical fatigue, hunger and the insect bite keeping her in a constant state of discomfort. Despite that, she found her eyelids growing heavier
Nocturne - Part 2, ConclusionOkay, maybe this wasn't the best idea...Nocturne - Part 2, Conclusion4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Luna peered out from a bush on the edge of the Whitetail Wood. Her tail stuck out of the other end of the shrubbery, but she hoped nopony would notice.
Celestia had just set the Sun, and in short order two mares from Ponyville had started a campfire. She recognized them as part of the group who had fought Nightmare Moon, but she couldn't recall the names of the behatted orange earth pony or the white unicorn who held herself with such poise. I'll find out later, Luna decided, determined not to forget once she did.
However it wasn't the two adult ponies that had drawn Luna there, but the three fillies they were chaperoning. Luna watched the trio run back and forth across the clearing, shouting something about cutie marks. They were so busy they didn't even seem to have noticed that it had become nighttime.
Luna felt more and more nervous the longer she watched them play. It was obvious that they were close friends. How do
A Nightmare's Dream Chapter 1A Nightmare's DreamA Nightmare's Dream Chapter 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
Nightmare Moon was shattered, physically and mentally. Her parts were scattered all around the dais of the Castle of the Sisters. She raged in impotent wrath at the world and all life in it.
In the abyss of her shattered existence she became aware of a light, a hated burning light she knew all too well. Then she became aware of another sensationcompleteness, like her brokenness was being put back together. She knew there was only one being capable of such a thing and her rage only grew. The ruined castle came into focus and she turned her head to look at her body; she saw her pieces coming together like a jigsaw puzzle. She turned back and faced her most hated enemy, Celestia.
"Why have you summoned me, betrayer?" Nightmare Moon demanded, her horn flashing with rage.
Celestia only look
Nightmare Moon's Story (minor edit)Twilight Sparkle had done it! She restored Princess Luna and gave her the greatest gift she'd been aching for for one thousand years! She had her baby sister back! Of course, they hadn't been able to have any time together yet. Then one night, as Celestia was getting ready for a bath before bed, she caught Luna reading A History of Equestria, The Rise Of Nightmare Moon, and A Study of Dark Magic.Nightmare Moon's Story (minor edit)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Luna, isn't this great? Finally, at long last, we're together again!" Celestia said to her sister, as she brushed her mane. "But... my return was met with fear... What if that beast is all they see of me?" Celestia sighed and put the brush down. "Come with me, dear Luna."
Celestia started towards the bath. Celestia thanked her hoofmaiden and beckoned Luna to join her as she lowered herself into the bath. Hesitantly, Luna joined her sister. "I have a story to tell, Luna..."
"Tia, I'm not a filly anymore!"
"Please." Celestia's voice sounded like it was going to shatter, "Pl
Empty Darkness - 1Empty Darkness - 11 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 1 - Lost in the Night
Luna sat up suddenly.
Her vision was slightly hazy as she awoke, but what it beheld was nothing more than inky darkness. It was not pitch blackness; she could see a few blurry shapes, but it was difficult to make anything out. Everything was murky and concealed.
She had no idea where she was. The crisp feel of the air told her that she was outside. The neatly paved gravel beneath told her that she was in a city, town, or some other place of residence. The silence told her that she was alone.
Her first thought was of self-preservation, as she had just woken up without any explanation. She used her magic to quickly sweep over her own body, looking for injuries or maladies of any kind. She found none, which gave her at least a little relief.
Her second thought was the simple question of what had happened. Just how had she arrived at this particular moment in time? Having lived a long, turmoil-filled life, this was not the first time Luna had awoken in
For the New Lunar Republic Epilogue Luna surveyed the landscape around her from the royal balcony; the city of Canterlot stood in terrible shape, though not quite so terrible as it had several months before when the war had ended. The reconstruction was well underway, and through the efforts of the former Imperials and the victorious Republicans alike, the city was finally beginning to look and function as it once had.For the New Lunar Republic Epilogue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Princess," Luna smiled at the warm voice behind her and turned to see Dreamcatcher kneeling, a soft smile on his mouth that barely touched his eyes, eyes far too old to belong to the young pony before her.
"Actually, I'm not a princess anymore," she said, smiling sadly at him, "I officially renounced my title when we established Equestria as the Lunar Republic. Honestly, I may not even be a ruler in a few weeks."
"It's a foredrawn conclusion, you know." Dreamcatcher chuckled as he got back to his hooves. "and you may not officially be a princess anymore,"
Exile (Part One)Exile (Part One)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Exile (Part One)
Luna was unhappy. No, more than that, she was desolate. After a millennium of being trapped in the moon as a psychotic traitor, she returned to Equestria appearing as little more than a filly. Everypony hated her for betraying Princess Celestia, feared her for her former dark powers. Nothing was as she remembered-
“Luna, it’s me.”
“Oh.” Luna recognized the voice of her sister. “Come in, then.”
Celestia opened the door of Luna’s tower abode slowly, stepping gracefully in. The warmth of her radiant mane, befitting a true princess, filled the room. She stared at Luna, seeing her on the brink of tears for the umpteenth time in a week. “You can’t stay in your room forever, Lulu; I miss you being around the castle. How many more socks do I have
Fall of the moon princess-oneshotFall of the moon princess-oneshot2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The prison that holds her isn't a place. She herself isn't a pony. At least not anymore...
Bound by the most powerful spells, she floats like silvery mist, scattered and whole, awake and asleep..imprisoned in the very same symbol and source of her power and pride.
Is she part of it? She is not sure. Her thoughts aren't clear. She can't feel her heart beat and emotions are difficult to grasp. Who is she? Who was she? Why does it hurt?
When was it? When did this sorrow and bitterness first start?
She didn't use to care. She felt pride holding such a great responsibility.
Raising the moon. Lighting up the stars. Making them shine and flicker like precious little gems. They hold the wishes and hopes of our beloved subjects, her big sister used to say. It is your duty to protect them from now on. Soothe their dreams, ease their worries and fears and help them face the difficulties of life.
Such wonderful duties were more than welcome when she became the princess of night. But most of all sh
Luna's DownfallLuna's downfall.Luna's Downfall1 year ago in Drama More Like This
1,000 years ago in the great kingdom of Equestria there were two Alicorn princesses Celestia and Luna, Celestia made the sun rise and fall, Luna did the same with the moon. They both ruled over Equestria equally and Equestria was living in a time of peace and harmony under these two princesses who held the great Elements of Harmony that they had already used to defeat Discord and then King Sombra.
Unfortunately, There was this creature of eternal darkness and evil, a creature who is the horror of all life this creature is the, most feared creature in existance he is The Nightmare. He is a feared creature who is ancient and he is the unholy source of evil, darkness and shadows.
Meanwhile, Celestia had just brought up the sun and started a new day as the ponies everywhere all woke up from their slumbers of sweet dreams that were overseen by Princess Luna. The ponies would wake up to see the shining beautiful sun brought up by Princess Celestia who was loved by all.
After she was goneThe light faded, Nightmare Moon was no longer there... she was no longer a menace to the land.After she was gone4 years ago in Drama More Like This
The light faded, leaving behind a crying pony. Her tears felt like they would never stop.
She knew what she had done. She did what it had to be done in order to prevent disaster...
And she hated every second of it.
She had been driven into a corner, her options running out quickly. She wielded the Elements of Harmony to stop the monster that wore her sister's skin.
The princess banished her counterpart to her own charge, making her image be engraved upon its surface.
She did so with great pain, but there was no room for doubt nor hesitation.
And then, she waited.
She might have felt her heart torn to pieces. She might have wanted the earth to split apart and swallow her whole. She might have wished to share her sister's fate...
... but Equestria still needed her, so she waited.
For she knew there was a light amidst all the darkness, for it is in darkness where hope shines the strongest. She s
Love's Not Fair - Chapter Two==== > Be John, almost seven years in the futureLove's Not Fair - Chapter Two3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"John, are you really going to wait out here all day?" You look up at Jade, who appears amused with your eagerness.
"I can't help it, Jade," you answer, turning back to squint at the horizon. The two of you are standing on the balcony of Jade's bedroom. Well, you're actually sitting on the edge of the wall, and she's been worrying that your fidgety behavior will send you falling over the edge to your death. You think she's just being overly protective, and besides, you've never really had issues with heights, for some reason, so you weren't too bothered by it. Also, Jade's room was the only one whose balcony overlooked the castle gate. "We have so much planned for this summer, I'm just really excited!" Jade just rolls her eyes and wanders back in to her room, when you shout back, "Hey, he's YOUR fiancé, you should be excited, too!"
"Please," she called back. "Who'd be excited to marry a person like HIM? Or should I say--"
The Death of Princess Luna - 13The Death of Princess Luna - 133 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 13 - Supernova - Part II
Dash and Applejack's ability to keep the door closed had been waning. Even the two strongest mares from Ponyville were at a disadvantage against three stallions, one of whom was a royal guard.
The two had communicated through facial expressions alone. They had decided that eventually the ponies on the other side were going to wrench open the door and that what they were doing was pointless. They both made a silent decision to suddenly step back away from the door. Their synchronicity was impeccable.
The door fell inward, just barely avoiding Applejack and propelling the surprised ponies on the other side stumbling forward. The two wasted no time in tackling the group and pushing them back into the house's main room. It was a jumbled mess of hooves and shouting, but it ended with the five ponies sprawled on the floor.
Applejack was the first to get to her hooves. She quickly moved back to the door and pulled it shut. During this time, the o