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Star: Why are there so many guards around the castle? Geeze. And where's mom? *spots Night Light* Oh, Nighty.

Nighty: Hey, Star.

Star: You know where mom is? Or dad?

Nighty: *shrugs* Probably busy.

Star: You're helpful. Hey, you know why there's so many guards around?

Nighty: Nope. 

Star: ............Gee thanks. Well I'm out. Tell mom and dad if you see them.

Nighty: Are you serious? You're going out? Good luck.

Star: Why?

Nighty: There's obviously guards around here for a reason. They won't let you out.

Star: Well I'll just sneak out.

Nighty: Alright, sis. Whatever you say.

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Star: Heh, still easy. There really were a lot of guards around though. Weird. *spots Anthea walking alone* Annie?

Anthea: *looks to Star's general direction* Starburst? Hi! Um... what are you doing out of the castle.

Star: Um.... walking around? Like I usually do. 

Anthea: Right, of course. 

Star: Where are you going? Where's T? 

Anthea: He's at home. I'm going to Canterlot Castle today.

Star: *looks around* Alone?

Anthea: Yes ma'am!

Star: No offense, but are you gonna be able to make it?

Anthea: Yeah for sure. Probably. Ehhh.... 

Star: *facehooves*

Anthea: I'm just joking around, Star. Of course I can.

Star: I can go with you if you want.

Anthea: Ahhh... no thank you, Star. It'd probably be better if you stayed here.

Star: Why?

Anthea: I....... uhhh.....

Star: .............. why're you acting so suspicious?

Anthea: I'm not acting suspicious. I'm just giving you an answer.

Star: I don't trust you. You know something I don't. As a guard in training I know when I'm being lied to.

Anthea: Don't worry about it, Starburst. Everything's fine. 

Star: You realize that I can just follow you, right?

Anthea: Why Starburst, I had no idea you were thaaat into me. I knew you were pretty obsessed but–

Star: S-shut up, Annie! You know what I mean!

Anthea: *giggles* Fiiiiine you can come with.

Star: Good. Yes..... So what's happening? 

Anthea: *looks away* You'll...... see when we get there. 
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Anthea: Well here we are! I think

Star: We're here.

Anthea: Ah good! I definitely would've got lost if you weren't here with me *chuckles*

Star: Yeah..... *looks around* There's so many guards here too. What's going on?

Anthea: ............

*enter Canterlot Castle*

Star: Where're we going? 

Anthea: To Nidra's room.

Star: Oh.......... Are you guys just hanging out or something?

Anthea: No. Not today.

Star: ........

*arrive at Nidra's door*

Anthea: Okay. Um.... try not to freak out okay?

Star: Freak out why would I–?

Anthea: Nidraaaa? It's Annie. We're coming in~

Nidra: Wait "we"?

Anthea: Hi, Nidraaaa

Star: *looks at Nidra, lying down covered in bandages* N-Nidra...

Nidra: Princess Starburst. What are you doing here?

Star: What happened? I was just– I... WHAT HAPPENED?

Nidra: That's not important right now.

Star: Why didn't I know about this?

Nidra: Please, Star, I'd prefer not to talk about it.

Star: But–

Anthea: I came here to help with her injuries. How are you feeling by the way?

Nidra: Better. Still very sore. 

Anthea: We'll take care of that *smiles* Got my first aid kit and everything. *starts unwrapping Nidra's bandages*

Nidra: *removes the rest of the bandages revealing a huge burn*

Star: Nidra........

Nidra: I take it Turquoise wouldn't have been able to handle... this *chuckles*

Anthea: You got it *feels Nidra's wounds* They feel better than what you described.

Nidra: Oh yes. Thank Celestia for alicorn genes. Er... I suppose my mother in this case *chuckles*

Anthea: Let's fix you up *begins applying a soaked, cold towel on Nidra's injuries*

Star: ................... Are you two really ignoring me right now?! What happened?!

Nidra: Starburst, it's–

Anthea: *whispers* Nidra, she deserves to know. 

Nidra: But– You brought her here on purpose didn't you?

Anthea: That's not important.

Nidra: *sighs* If we get in trouble for telling her, I'm throwing you under the cart. Alright, Princess Star. You win. Only because Anthea is such a good friend to you.

Star: Okay, I'm listening. 

Nidra: Before I tell you, you need to promise me you're not going to go out and do something stupid.

Star: Why would I d–

Nidra: Promise me, Starburst.

Star: Fine, I promise.

Nidra: Well, last night, I was carrying out my duties. Flying over Equestria, making sure everypony was sleeping peacefully. But at the end of the night, I felt a huge disturbance. There was a particular mare having an abnormally awful nightmare. When I entered it, everything felt much more real than usual. The mare was even able to talk to me. She kept telling me to leave, but I kept trying to help her. She seemed very on edge, and tired.  I suppose I pushed her over the edge by staying there and she let out an explosive burst of magic. The injuries you see are a result.

Star: Wait, but I thought you could't get hurt in dreams.

Nidra: I thought so, too. Mind you this nightmare was very abnormal. There was dark smoke everywhere and I was also able to interact with the mare. I told my mother about this, and we have reason to believe that.... Nightmare is back.

Star: Nightmare? The same Nightmare that possessed Mrs. Rarity and Princess Luna?

Nidra: *nods*

Star: Is that why there's so many guards around? Is she planning to attack? Why wasn't I told???

Nidra: This was very recent, Star. We haven't seen Nightmare since and the princesses along with Mrs. Trixie and Mrs. Starlight are still trying to decide how to take action. 

Star: But why wouldn't you tell me? And Mrs. Trixie and Mrs. Starlight? Does everypony know about this except for me?

Nidra: Most don't. Only the princesses, your mother's friends, Annie and myself. We didn't want to tell you yet since... you know the mare.

Star: I do? But why do Trixie and...... Star.... light... know......... Who did Nightmare target?

Nidra: .................

Star: No....

Nidra: .......................

Star: No... No she'd never....

Nidra: Dove has been dealing with issues none of us had any idea about. Although Dove made it very clear what she was going through, it appears she was keeping a lot more from us than we thought.

Star: But... No! We helped her! We told her that she wasn't hurting anypony. We told her that everything would be okay!

Nidra: I suppose the reassurance wasn't quite enough. She knew something was wrong with her magic from the very beginning but all of us were too blind to see. No offense, Anthea.

Anthea: None taken.

Nidra: She'd been telling us for a long time that she was having nightmares, but whenever my mother and I would wait to see if she'd have one, we never sensed it. We have reason to believe Nightmare was keeping us out. She's a tricky one. She knew she could get Dove there and she knew that her hurting one of us would get Dove to despise herself so much that her possession of Dove was guaranteed. 

Star: I– We... We have to go find her! Make sure she's okay! Right now!

Nidra: Star, I know you're concerned but we have no idea where she is or how to proceed. We need to be patient.

Star: We know how to stop Nightmare! We've done it before!

Nidra: I agree that we should act with haste but we've now seen just how powerful Dove is and need to be careful. And with Nightmare, there's no telling what kind of damage she could do. 

Star: But she's our friend. We have to do something!

Nidra: And we will, Star. We just really need to think things through before taking action. For Dove's sake.

Star: ............................ *turns around and lies down*

Nidra: ............... Are you sure it was a good idea to tell her?

Anthea: *nods* Everypony has been underestimating, Star. They think she's reckless and that she'll do something stupid. But she's grown a lot. She's smart. And if anypony can save Dove, it's Starburst.

Star: I'm gonna figure something out, Dove. Just be safe......

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Characters: Next Generation: Night Light Jr. by kilala97Next Generation: Anthea by kilala97Next Generation: Nidra by kilala97Next Generation: Starburst by kilala97
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:iconnunie15:
nunie15 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
I think she'll be just fine.
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:iconkarselridrith:
Karselridrith Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope there will be the next part...



Or is there already one..?
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:iconkillerkat2003:
killerkat2003 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
lookit Annie's blank stare. She looks into your soul...

despite being blind.
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:iconstardustmoonlight1:
StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna see nightmare dove now 
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:iconxxprittythealicron:
XXprittythealicron Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
um... dose ARE GROSS,Lik wut are THOSE!! look at my pretty popular royalty mlp oc!! yours looks like a dragon lol!! I'm so more popular, and this sux!!! everyone lik my art!! <3 if you do ur sucoi kawii
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juneopal10 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
At least she can actually draw them instead of using some damn pony creator app. Also what is your grammar? What grade are you in 3rd?!
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:iconplipppie:
Plipppie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh shit 
Edgelord spotted
BOI 
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:icongarasu-risuto:
Garasu-Risuto Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You only have 2 watchers '__'
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:iconsilvia-lemon:
Silvia-Lemon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
cyberbully
what do they teach you at school
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:iconxxprittythealicron:
XXprittythealicron Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I wos being honist k
SORRYRae Rae's Victory Dance 
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:iconhaystarlight:
HayStarlight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  New Deviant
5 to 12-year-old detected. why do they let kids that age into DA?
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:iconrhites:
RhiTES Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Like you mean that. Your art sucks & you're no where near as popular as her.
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:iconlunimescent:
Lunimescent Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this art style is simply amazing! Teach me O^O
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:iconvelveteen-vixen:
Velveteen-Vixen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Annie is BLIND.. ? 
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:iconjedithescififreak:
JeditheSciFiFreak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You didn't know that :-? (Confused) 
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:iconvelveteen-vixen:
Velveteen-Vixen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I must have either forgotten or completely skipped over that part of her lore, I'll have to go back and read them all! lol 
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:iconjedithescififreak:
JeditheSciFiFreak Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, well she is indeed blind. That's a big part of her character actually.
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:iconvelveteen-vixen:
Velveteen-Vixen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, ill get around to reading it. 
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:iconjedithescififreak:
JeditheSciFiFreak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You should :nod:
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RainstormOfEquestria Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...woah
I haven't gotten a burn like that since is was FIVE
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:iconpokebreeder25:
Pokebreeder25 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
looks like rust to me
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:iconrainstormofequestria:
RainstormOfEquestria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...didn't think about that, but it does now that you mention it
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WooterMellon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, poor NidraCrying Centipeetle 
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:iconfreethinker037:
Freethinker037 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Damn! That's nasty. Makes her look more badass though.
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PrimaryDuskLight666 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
*gasp* WTF HAPPENED TO NIDRA?!!!!! Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out Pearl, Chill The Frick Out 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' 'Steven, you're staring a little...' Sans has seen some things Sans has seen some things Sans has seen some things Sans has seen some things Sans has seen some things Undyne 'What' 1 Undyne 'What' 1 
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:iconlinlupin:
LinLupin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Student Artist
OH SHIT
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Skyhorse0526 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Can u please draw a full body of Nightmare Dove😍
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:iconkilalaaa:
kilalaaa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student Filmographer
I will eventuallyyyyy
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elenanava19 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
poor Nidra.... i really just want to hug her right now XD
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:iconmaryjaane:
MaryJaane Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Wow. I need to know how this ends.
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Evawashere Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
NIDRA''S WINGS ARE TRANSLUCENT AHHH! I love Nidra... Sorry, I'm calm. Calm...
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OverlordScorpion Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Quick question: At about what point in time does Dove turn into a nightmare?

I'm aware that after retconning her into a StarTrix child, you had to make some tweaks here and there, but this story doesn't sound like it happens very far into the future.
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:iconkilalaaa:
kilalaaa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Student Filmographer
I don't think I ever indicated that it happens too far in the future did I?

This is pretty much right before Star becomes a guard (so around 4-5 years from where most stuff takes place)
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OverlordScorpion Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Oh, right. I forgot that Starburst finally enters the guard after Dove is defeated/cured/brought back. Right.

For some reason I was getting the impression that her becoming a nightmare happened in the, so to call it, "core era" of the timeline when everyone is their profile ages...
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:iconkilalaaa:
kilalaaa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Student Filmographer
Ah I see I see. Nah not that far haha
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indigomist15 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
First, its amazing, Second TELL ME THE STORY OF NIGHTMARE RARITY PLES
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Spooky-Kitteh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
It's a story arc in the MLP comic series here is a link to the comic its Issues 5-8 friendshipismagic.smackjeeves.…
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indigomist15 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool thanks!
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SaphiraDragonHert Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!!! I knew this was connected tot he Nightmare Dove picture!! Oooh i love it!!! The plot continues!
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RainstormOfEquestria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dis gurl's got TALENT!
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Jackie-SugarSkull Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwww, thank you! :iconcblushplz:
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Nootnootrevolution Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like she was in a mud fight.
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OddishCrafts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
I just snorted. Loudly. Thank you.
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RainstormOfEquestria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pfffffffffffffftHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JeditheSciFiFreak Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ha nice Avatar reference Giggle 
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ppgzmlpfimlover Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Thankss ;P
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:iconjedithescififreak:
JeditheSciFiFreak Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
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RiverSpirit22 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Student Writer
Awwwww!!! That was amazing!!

:heart: I love Doveburst :heart:
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