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The story is one of the ''MLP'' fandom's most popular Twilestia ship-fics, along with {{Fanfic/Eternal}}, which has a DarkerAndEdgier take on the whole affair.

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The story is one of the ''MLP'' fandom's most popular Twilestia ship-fics, along with {{Fanfic/Eternal}}, ''{{Fanfic/Eternal}}'', which has a DarkerAndEdgier take on the whole affair.


It is [[{{Continuation}} several years after the end]] to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]] series. Twilight Sparkle is working on her [[MagnumOpus crowning achievement]], a potential way to [[FantasticScience harness the energy]] of the [[AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome Elements of Harmony]] for [[JustThinkOfThePotential everyday use]]. But something [[GoingCritical goes wrong]] [[ExplosiveInstrumentation during the experiment]]. [[StuffBlowingUp Disastrously wrong]]. Now the experimental apparatus is a [[CraterPower smoking ruin]] and [[NighInvulnerability Princess]] [[MadeOfIron Celestia]] lies wounded, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia unable to]] [[TraumaInducedAmnesia remember]] the events of that fateful day. As she struggles to recall what exactly happened, the Princess must wrestle with [[AnxietyDreams trust issues about her sister]], her [[TheFourLoves growing feelings]] for her [[LoverAndBeloved former student]], and the relentless task of maintaining her [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask characteristic composure]] throughout it all.

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It is [[{{Continuation}} several years after the end]] to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]] Pony]]'' series. Twilight Sparkle is working on her [[MagnumOpus crowning achievement]], a potential way to [[FantasticScience harness the energy]] of the [[AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome Elements of Harmony]] for [[JustThinkOfThePotential everyday use]]. But something [[GoingCritical goes wrong]] [[ExplosiveInstrumentation during the experiment]]. [[StuffBlowingUp Disastrously wrong]]. Now the experimental apparatus is a [[CraterPower smoking ruin]] and [[NighInvulnerability Princess]] [[MadeOfIron Celestia]] lies wounded, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia unable to]] [[TraumaInducedAmnesia remember]] the events of that fateful day. As she struggles to recall what exactly happened, the Princess must wrestle with [[AnxietyDreams trust issues about her sister]], her [[TheFourLoves growing feelings]] for her [[LoverAndBeloved former student]], and the relentless task of maintaining her [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask characteristic composure]] throughout it all.



The story is one of the MLP fanon's most popular Twilestia ship-fics, along with {{Fanfic/Eternal}}, which has a DarkerAndEdgier take on the whole affair.

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The story is one of the MLP fanon's ''MLP'' fandom's most popular Twilestia ship-fics, along with {{Fanfic/Eternal}}, which has a DarkerAndEdgier take on the whole affair.



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* [[TheHighQueen The High Princess]]: Princess Celestia forced herself into this role. Her almost compulsive efforts at image maintenance ([[{{Symbolism}} symbolized]] by a WhiteMaskOfDoom in the [[MentalWorld dreamworld]]), the emotional effects of her subjects seeing her as anything less than perfect, and the [[StepfordSmiler emotional repression]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask that she does]] to make this possible are the [[NoAntagonist core sources of conflict]] in the story.

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* [[TheHighQueen The High Princess]]: TheHighQueen: Princess Celestia forced herself into this role. Her almost compulsive efforts at image maintenance ([[{{Symbolism}} symbolized]] by a WhiteMaskOfDoom in the [[MentalWorld dreamworld]]), the emotional effects of her subjects seeing her as anything less than perfect, and the [[StepfordSmiler emotional repression]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask that she does]] to make this possible are the [[NoAntagonist core sources of conflict]] in the story.story.
* HotGoddess: Twilight thinks Celestia is this.


* TheKingdom: Except ruled by Princesses


* BeneathTheMask: Princess Celestia is in love With Twilight Sparkle. [Unfortunately, her [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask queenly mask]] is so strong that she hides this truth even from herself [[spoiler: and when Princess Luna shatters her mask in her MentalWorld, the loss of control over her emotions releases her SuperpoweredEvilSide]].

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* BeneathTheMask: Princess Celestia is in love With Twilight Sparkle. [Unfortunately, Unfortunately, her [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask queenly mask]] is so strong that she hides this truth even from herself [[spoiler: and when Princess Luna shatters her mask in her MentalWorld, the loss of control over her emotions releases her SuperpoweredEvilSide]].



* BroughtDownToBadass: Princess Celestia's first action after being [[MadeOfIron blown up]] and waking up in a field of rubble, unable to use magic or fly, next to a pony she does not [[LaserGuidedAmnesia recognize]]? Attack her with enough force to shatter stone]].

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* BroughtDownToBadass: Princess Celestia's first action after being [[MadeOfIron blown up]] and waking up in a field of rubble, unable to use magic or fly, next to a pony she does not [[LaserGuidedAmnesia recognize]]? Attack her with enough force to shatter stone]].stone.



* DeadFic: Last update was made in august of 2013. The story is considered dead by it's fans.

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* DeadFic: Last update was made in august August of 2013. The story is considered dead by it's fans.



* PerpetualSmiler: Celestia, though the story is hinting at[[StepfordSmiler dark overtones]] to this.

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* PerpetualSmiler: Celestia, though the story is hinting at[[StepfordSmiler at [[StepfordSmiler dark overtones]] to this.


Be warned, the author [[WebcomicTime hasn't updated in many months]] and the story is at least a chapter away from completion.

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Be warned, The story has not been updated since 2013, and the author [[WebcomicTime hasn't updated in many months]] and the story is at least a chapter away from completion.has not been logged for more than two years.


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* DeadFic: Last update was made in august of 2013. The story is considered dead by it's fans.


* BroughtDownToBadass: Princess Celestia's first action after being [[MadeOfIron blown up]] and waking up in a field of rubble, unable to use magic or fly, next to a pony she does not [[LaserGuidedAmnesia recognize]]? Attack her with badass enough force to shatter stone]].

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* BroughtDownToBadass: Princess Celestia's first action after being [[MadeOfIron blown up]] and waking up in a field of rubble, unable to use magic or fly, next to a pony she does not [[LaserGuidedAmnesia recognize]]? Attack her with badass enough force to shatter stone]].


* BroughtDownToBadass: Princess Celestia's first action after being [[MadeOfIron blown up]] and waking up in a field of rubble, unable to use magic or fly, next to a pony she does not [[LaserGuidedAmnesia recognize]]? Attack her with [[{{Badass}} enough force to shatter stone]].

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* BroughtDownToBadass: Princess Celestia's first action after being [[MadeOfIron blown up]] and waking up in a field of rubble, unable to use magic or fly, next to a pony she does not [[LaserGuidedAmnesia recognize]]? Attack her with [[{{Badass}} badass enough force to shatter stone]].


* BadassTeacher: Princess Celestia has fought in so many wars that her first action upon waking up in the burning wreckage of her student's experiment is to attack her with precise military moves, despite having multiple serous injuries, because she thought she was an enemy. [[ItGotBetter She got better]].

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* BadassTeacher: Princess Celestia has fought in so many wars that her first action upon waking up in the burning wreckage of her student's experiment is to attack her with precise military moves, despite having multiple serous injuries, because she thought she was an enemy. [[ItGotBetter She got better]].has recovered.


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The story is one of the MLP fanon's two premiere Twilestia ship-fics, along with {{Fanfic/Eternal}}, which has a DarkerAndEdgier take on the whole affair.

Be warned, the author [[WebcomicTime updates only about once every 3-6 months]] and the story is only half-way done.

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The story is one of the MLP fanon's two premiere most popular Twilestia ship-fics, along with {{Fanfic/Eternal}}, which has a DarkerAndEdgier take on the whole affair.

Be warned, the author [[WebcomicTime updates only about once every 3-6 hasn't updated in many months]] and the story is only half-way done.at least a chapter away from completion.


* CelebCrush: Twilight Sparkle had one on Princess Celestia. Of course, it helps when said celebrity is your [[StudentTeacherRomance teacher]].

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* CelebCrush: Twilight Sparkle had one on Princess Celestia. Of course, it helps when said celebrity is your [[StudentTeacherRomance [[TeacherStudentRomance teacher]].



* StudentTeacherRomance: Averted by occurring several years after the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic series]] ends and upgrading Celestia's and Twilight's relationship to a sort of mentoring friendship. Celestia does attempt to use this as reason not to admit her feelings but Luna points out that this simply insults Twilight's status as a mature adult.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: According to [[WordOfGod Varanus]], Celestia would have been able to work out her problems and would have been able to enter a relationship with Twilight in due time. Luna forcing the issue causes everything to [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]].

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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Twilight has this sort of reaction when she thinks Celestia had died trying to prevent her experiment from cascading.


* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Celestia and Luna embark on a trip though Celestia's MentalWorld in an effort to discover what happened during Twilight's [[GoingCritical catastrophic]] [[ExplosiveInstrumentation experiment]]. [[spoiler: Luna also discovers Celestia's feelings for Twilight and confronts Celestia about it. [[spoiler: [[NightmareSequence It]] [[TheCorruption does]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide not]] [[WhiteMaskOfDoom end]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask well]].]]

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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Celestia and Luna embark on a trip though Celestia's MentalWorld in an effort to discover what happened during Twilight's [[GoingCritical catastrophic]] [[ExplosiveInstrumentation experiment]]. [[spoiler: Luna also discovers Celestia's feelings for Twilight and confronts Celestia about it. [[spoiler: ]] [[NightmareSequence It]] [[TheCorruption does]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide not]] [[WhiteMaskOfDoom end]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask well]].]]

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