Nightmare Moon 04 - AftermathAftermathNightmare Moon 04 - Aftermath by ~Caldwin
The crowd dispersed after a long day of celebration. Ponies all over Equestria cheered Celestia for getting rid of the monster, Nightmare Moon. She could still hear the praises as they walked into their homes to settle down for the night.
Celestia wanted to puke. That was no monster she fought. Luna was a hero. They didn’t have a clue how much she had done for them.
Celestia looked around the courtyard of Canterlot Palace. She came across the statue of Discord, noting it with disgust.
“Hey Cel? Remember today. Today we’re heroes.”
Celestia could see the smile on Luna’s face as clearly as if she were standing there.
She happened to see Admirals Fizzy and Galaxy talking to a couple guards before going inside. Though she didn’t remember much of the Crystal Empire, she could clearly remember Luna’s bravery through it all.
Yes, her sister was a hero. And maybe if her people
Nightmare Moon 01 - A Sister's LoveA Sister’s LoveNightmare Moon 01 - A Sister's Love by ~Caldwin
“How long are you going to fight us, Luna?” the voice called out from the darkness. “You know the truth of it now. You’ve admitted as much in your little journal entries.”
“My name is Luna, protector of the night, princess of Equestria. My name is Luna, protector of the night, princess of Equestria.”
The voices let out an audible sigh. “You don’t even have it in yourself to reason with us any more. You just repeat your little mantra like a foal covering its ears to the truth.”
“YOU WILL NOT HAVE ME!”
Luna woke with a start. Her sister’s knocking at the door fought through the early evening haze. “Luna? It’s a little early, but there’s somewhere I wanted to take you before we had to change day to night.” Luna lay there for a moment, trying to collect her thoughts. “Luna? Is everything okay?”
Yes it's finished. First a warning to parents. When I first set out to write this, I had hoped to make it kid friendly. And in a rather "Secret of NIMH" "Last Unicorn" kinda way, I think I may have succeeded. In case you missed the references, there's mild swearing and violence. Nothing that would rate even above a PG more than likely, but I always encourage parents to keep track of what their kids watch and read on the net.
And now for a person note here. When I started this, I was hoping it would fit into cartoon canon. I took a bit of a break when I reached the Nightmare Moon section so I could watch the season 4 premiere of FiM and adjust the final confrontation between Luna and Celestia accordingly to keep it in canon with the show.
Unfortunately, the episode not only irreparably ruined what I had planned for the fight, it also ruined what I'd already done in the Discord section as well. Seeing the previews, I knew they would show a lot of the Nightmare Moon/Celestia battle...but I didn't expect them to show the whole entire thing. I certainly wasn't expecting them to show the Discord battle. So...yeah. The fic was destroyed by canon before it was even finished being written.
Still, I decided to finish what I started, somewhat freed by the fact that I no longer even needed to make the attempt at keeping inside canon. That ship had sailed. So I hope you enjoy my take on the history of Equestria. Maybe a bit of personal bias, but I actually prefer this over my previous "Sisters at War" fic.
Here's a link to the Google document. In my opinion, it's easier to read and retains more of the font choices of the original.