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* OnlySaneMan: Of the Princesses, Cadence isn't a Chessmaster like Celestia (who can't help but stick her nose into things), be downright worshipful of Celestia and Luna, or is aggressive towards threats like Luna is. She's also the only one who figures out what Fancy was doing when she was subtly calling the other Princesses out, and calls ''her'' out on it.



* PolitenessJudo: When Klein is forced to go before the princesses at the toy fair, he knows angrily calling them out for how they treated him would give them an excuse to either drag him back to Equestria at best, or silence him at worst, and engages in an elaborate show of reverence, citing a long forgotten code of conduct, and then politely but refuses their explanations and telling them to stay out of his life, all while maintaining a sycophantic attitude. The bow mortifies the princesses, and the cold shoulder proves to have more impact on them than any angry display would.

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** His avoidance of the Princesses at the toy fair takes this to another level- using nothing but his wits, he manages to avoid the Princesses until the final day, by doing things like taking the side entrance to the building (knowing the Princesses would be near the front entrance, and thus, be held up by the press) or dining exclusively in a Griffin-specific area of the cafeteria (the smell of cooked meat being unpleasant to ponies).
* PolitenessJudo: When Klein is forced to go before the princesses at the toy fair, he knows angrily calling them out for how they treated him would give them an excuse to either drag him back to Equestria at best, or silence him at worst, and engages in an elaborate show of reverence, citing a long forgotten code of conduct, and then politely politely, but firmly, refuses their explanations and telling them to stay out of his life, all while maintaining a sycophantic attitude. The bow mortifies the princesses, and the cold shoulder proves to have more impact on them than any angry display would.


* RelationshipUpgrade: Fancy grows from Klein's business partner, to his devoted friend, and finally his lover with Discord's help. As of chapter 4, she's also the mother of his three children.

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* RelationshipUpgrade: Fancy grows from Klein's business partner, to his devoted friend, and finally his lover with Discord's help. As of chapter 4, she's also the mother of his three children. [[spoiler:With three more coming in the epilogue.]]


A human finds himself in Equestria under very unpleasant circumstances with no explanation.
His reaction: get the heck out of Dodge and start a new life where Equestria and her ponies can't reach him.
But an alicorn's reach is long and the events which brought him here and his treatment in Canterlot are not so easily forgotten by those who did it. How does one say 'go away' to an immortal goddess?

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A human finds himself in Equestria under very unpleasant circumstances with no explanation.
explanation. His reaction: get the heck out of Dodge and start a new life where Equestria and her ponies can't reach him.
him. But an alicorn's reach is long and the events which brought him here and his treatment in Canterlot are not so easily forgotten by those who did it. How does one say 'go away' to an immortal goddess?



--> '''Celestia''':"My dear sister, it must have been terrible, wondering what I'd do when I found out you'd lied to me. I do wonder, what else have you lied to me about? How much of my trust have you betrayed?"
--> '''Luna''': "Nothing, Celestia."
--> '''Celestia''': "But is that true, or just another lie? We did a man a terrible injustice. And when we hemmed in on all sides he who had offered us no threat, he prostrated himself before us and asked simply to be let alone. No threat to expose us, no cry for revenge, just the succor of time and distance to let him heal among his new friends and family. A boon we granted, I granted, and thought you had too. Was not his abject humiliation and acknowledged helplessness before us sufficient for you? Now, how many of your decisions do I have to review to see if you've kept your word to our subjects?"
--> '''Luna''' : "Please Celestia."
-->'''Celestia''':"No, your Highness, our ponies come first. I love my sister. I had hoped she would understand my disapproval and seek to correct her mistake. But if the Lunar Diarch cannot keep her word, then all we have done is suspect. Our ponies have to trust us, or we cannot help them."
-->'''Luna''': "He's dangerous!"
-->'''Celestia''':"To whom? A maker of toys and a family man? To your image that you can do no wrong? To some desire to revenge yourself on one who wounded me? If revenge was to be extracted, it was my right and not yours! How DARE you attack an innocent in my name! You think I am so weak that I cannot defend myself and my own good name? Then what of your courage? Striking where he cannot hope to strike back, and keeping the excuse of 'I was doing it for Celestia' to deflect any blame! If he is such a threat, have the decency to face him yourself and offer a swift death. To drag it out over weeks and months is sadism, not security. Have the decency to let his family see the blood on your hooves and not make them think his growing madness is their failing. And you dare complain when someone turns the tables on you. Discord did nothing you have not already done. Be glad he withheld his hand further. Or perhaps he was crueler than I surmise. He left you alone with naught but yourself. A more conniving cellmate I could not imagine. Even an alien who stank of death and terror could not be as foul. In that cell, I had no fear of a knife in the belly in the dead of the night. Be cautious my sister, else she will slip a blade between your ribs and claim it was for my greater glory."

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--> '''Celestia''':"My '''Celestia''': My dear sister, it must have been terrible, wondering what I'd do when I found out you'd lied to me. I do wonder, what else have you lied to me about? How much of my trust have you betrayed?"
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betrayed?\\
'''Luna''': "Nothing, Nothing, Celestia."
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'''Celestia''': "But But is that true, or just another lie? We did a man a terrible injustice. And when we hemmed in on all sides he who had offered us no threat, he prostrated himself before us and asked simply to be let alone. No threat to expose us, no cry for revenge, just the succor of time and distance to let him heal among his new friends and family. A boon we granted, I granted, and thought you had too. Was not his abject humiliation and acknowledged helplessness before us sufficient for you? Now, how many of your decisions do I have to review to see if you've kept your word to our subjects?"
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subjects?\\
'''Luna''' : "Please Please Celestia."
-->'''Celestia''':"No,
\\
'''Celestia''': No,
your Highness, our ponies come first. I love my sister. I had hoped she would understand my disapproval and seek to correct her mistake. But if the Lunar Diarch cannot keep her word, then all we have done is suspect. Our ponies have to trust us, or we cannot help them."
-->'''Luna''': "He's dangerous!"
-->'''Celestia''':"To
\\
'''Luna''': He's dangerous!\\
'''Celestia''': To
whom? A maker of toys and a family man? To your image that you can do no wrong? To some desire to revenge yourself on one who wounded me? If revenge was to be extracted, it was my right and not yours! How DARE you attack an innocent in my name! You think I am so weak that I cannot defend myself and my own good name? Then what of your courage? Striking where he cannot hope to strike back, and keeping the excuse of 'I was doing it for Celestia' to deflect any blame! If he is such a threat, have the decency to face him yourself and offer a swift death. To drag it out over weeks and months is sadism, not security. Have the decency to let his family see the blood on your hooves and not make them think his growing madness is their failing. And you dare complain when someone turns the tables on you. Discord did nothing you have not already done. Be glad he withheld his hand further. Or perhaps he was crueler than I surmise. He left you alone with naught but yourself. A more conniving cellmate I could not imagine. Even an alien who stank of death and terror could not be as foul. In that cell, I had no fear of a knife in the belly in the dead of the night. Be cautious my sister, else she will slip a blade between your ribs and claim it was for my greater glory."



* RichBitch: Upper Crust who not only would be willing to kidnap Dipper from Fancy to curry her family's favor but [[spoiler: also cruelly interrogated Klein]].

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* RichBitch: Upper Crust who not only would be willing to kidnap Dipper from Fancy to curry her family's favor but [[spoiler: also [[spoiler:also cruelly interrogated Klein]].


Written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dan_s+Comments Dans Comments]] this story is presently completed and can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/212048/drawn-with-the-night here]]. A sequel, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/219055/drawn-with-the-night-into-the-day Drawn With The Night Into The Day]] has been released and is ongoing. Tropes for that story go on this page.

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Written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Dan_s+Comments Dans Comments]] this story is presently completed and can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/212048/drawn-with-the-night here]]. A sequel, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/219055/drawn-with-the-night-into-the-day Drawn With The Night Into The Day]] has been released and is ongoing.has been completed. Tropes for that story go on this page.


** Towards the end of "Drawn With The Night," Klein basically tells the princess (using a black belt in PolitenessJudo) that he doesn't like them, he doesn't want them around, and that he will ''never'' take any aid from them without looking for "The hidden hook," further stating that their refusal to leave him alone and inability to comprehend that he doesn't care that they're sorry have driven him to try and tell them that to their faces, ''just'' so he can have some peace and quiet.



* TookALevelInJerkass. Twilight and Luna. [[spoiler: But it is explained (but not excused) by the fact that a human terrorist detonated a bomb and severely injured Celestia, driving Twilight to kidnap Klein and harshly interrogate him alongside ]]. WordOfGod says this is attitude is not out of character, since it is canon for Twilight to [[JerkassBall let go of her morality]] and do thoughtless things when [[spoiler: Celestia is concerned.]]

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* TookALevelInJerkass. Twilight and Luna. [[spoiler: But it is explained (but not excused) by the fact that a human terrorist detonated a bomb and severely injured Celestia, driving Twilight to kidnap Klein and harshly interrogate him alongside ]].Luna and Upper Crust]]. WordOfGod says this is attitude is not out of character, since it is canon for Twilight to [[JerkassBall let go of her morality]] and do thoughtless things when [[spoiler: Celestia is concerned.]]


* PolitenessJudo: When Klein is forced to go before the princesses at the toy fair, he engages in an elaborate show of reverence, citing a long forgotten code of conduct, and then calmly and politely refuses their explanations and telling them to stay out of his life. The bow mortifies the princesses, and the cold shoulder proves to have more impact on them than any angry display would.

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* PolitenessJudo: When Klein is forced to go before the princesses at the toy fair, he knows angrily calling them out for how they treated him would give them an excuse to either drag him back to Equestria at best, or silence him at worst, and engages in an elaborate show of reverence, citing a long forgotten code of conduct, and then calmly and politely but refuses their explanations and telling them to stay out of his life.life, all while maintaining a sycophantic attitude. The bow mortifies the princesses, and the cold shoulder proves to have more impact on them than any angry display would.


* GuileHero: Klein is able to get his way by learning about the various traditions and ethics among the various species in the world of Equestria, allowing him to run his company smoothly, ''[[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome negotiate with dragons]]'', and in his conflict with the Princesses.

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* GuileHero: Klein is able to get his way by learning about the various traditions and ethics among the various species in the world of Equestria, allowing him to run his company staffed with minotaurs smoothly, ''[[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome negotiate with dragons]]'', and in his conflict with avoidance of the Princesses.princesses.


* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Celestia eagerly desires to have friends, rather than ponies who treat her like a goddess. She is downcast when Klein, a smart and resourceful individual, politely but firmly rejects her and anything Equestria has to offer, and treats her with all the fear and reverence one would expect from a PhysicalGod and her TearsOfRemorse start to flow when Fancy claims to be doing work for "Celestia", and not the "Princess".

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Celestia Celestia, underneath her regal exterior, eagerly desires to have friends, rather than ponies who treat her like a goddess. She is downcast when Klein, a smart and resourceful individual, politely but firmly rejects her and anything Equestria has wants nothing to offer, do with her, and treats her with all the fear and reverence one would expect from to be given to a PhysicalGod and her PhysicalGod. The TearsOfRemorse start to flow when Fancy claims to be doing work for "Celestia", and not the "Princess".


* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Celestia eagerly desires to have friends, rather than ponies who treat her like a goddess. She is downcast when Klein, a smart and resourceful individual, rejects her and anything Equestria has to offer, and her TearsOfRemorse start to flow when Fancy claims to be doing work for "Celestia", and not the "Princess".

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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Celestia eagerly desires to have friends, rather than ponies who treat her like a goddess. She is downcast when Klein, a smart and resourceful individual, politely but firmly rejects her and anything Equestria has to offer, and treats her with all the fear and reverence one would expect from a PhysicalGod and her TearsOfRemorse start to flow when Fancy claims to be doing work for "Celestia", and not the "Princess".


* [[spoiler: HumanityEnsues]]:[[spoiler: A special ring from Discord turns Fancy human so he can get closer to her, and as of chapter three of "Into The Day," she's pregnant with triplets. She gives birth in chapter four- all ponies, though]].

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* [[spoiler: HumanityEnsues]]:[[spoiler: A special ring from Discord turns Fancy human so he Klein can get closer to her, and as of chapter three of "Into The Day," she's pregnant with triplets. She gives birth in chapter four- all ponies, though]].though]].
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Celestia eagerly desires to have friends, rather than ponies who treat her like a goddess. She is downcast when Klein, a smart and resourceful individual, rejects her and anything Equestria has to offer, and her TearsOfRemorse start to flow when Fancy claims to be doing work for "Celestia", and not the "Princess".


* ExactWords: From Klein, about his children, to a member of the Equestrian Embassy: "I don't care what the Princesses hear about them being Alicorns, they cannot visit, period." Please note that he never specified that his children ''are'' alicorns (they aren't- they're a unicorn colt and filly and a pegasus filly).

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* ExactWords: From Klein, about his children, to a member of the Equestrian Embassy: "I don't care what the Princesses hear about them being Alicorns, they cannot visit, period." Please note After the functionary passed out, he added that he never specified said that his children ''are'' they ''were'' alicorns (they aren't- they're a unicorn colt and filly and a pegasus filly).filly). Discord takes pleasure in trolling Luna with this, before revealing the real species of Klein's kids to Celestia.


* ExactWords: From Klein, about his children: "I don't care what the Princesses hear about them being Alicorns, they cannot visit, period." Please note that he never specified that his children ''are'' alicorns (they aren't- they're a unicorn colt and filly and a pegasus filly).

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* ExactWords: From Klein, about his children: children, to a member of the Equestrian Embassy: "I don't care what the Princesses hear about them being Alicorns, they cannot visit, period." Please note that he never specified that his children ''are'' alicorns (they aren't- they're a unicorn colt and filly and a pegasus filly).


* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Twilight knows she is in serious trouble with Applejack when she call her "Your Highness."

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Twilight knows she is in serious trouble with Applejack when she call calls her "Your Highness."



* XanatosSpeedChess: Klein receives a Royal commission in Celestia's name, actually sent by Twilight to get him to return to Eqeuestria and listen to her explanation, and he instead sends his representative (Fancy), with the bonus that she would be able to return triumphantly to Canterlot and rub her success in the noses of her family; Fancy is rejected, saying that only Klein would do, which didn't surprise Klein, and thus he ignores the commission for having insulted his partner (a cultural no-no for minotaurs). What does Twilight do? Try to get the Councillor to push Klein, only for Klein to convince him that Equestria has been less-than-honest and their actions might not be in the city's bests interests. And then there is the PolitenessJudo show at the toy fair.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: Klein receives a Royal commission in Celestia's name, actually sent by Twilight to get him to return to Eqeuestria and listen to her explanation, and he instead sends his representative (Fancy), with the bonus that she would be able to return triumphantly to Canterlot and rub her success in the noses of her family; Fancy is rejected, saying that only Klein would do, which didn't surprise Klein, and thus he ignores the commission for having insulted his partner (a cultural no-no for minotaurs).minotaurs and griffins). What does Twilight do? Try to get the Councillor to push Klein, only for Klein to convince him that Equestria has been less-than-honest and their actions might not be in the city's bests interests. And then there is the PolitenessJudo show at the toy fair.


--> '''Celestia''': "But is that true, or just another lie?" Celestia asked as she looked at Luna. "We did a man a terrible injustice. And when we hemmed in on all sides he who had offered us no threat, he prostrated himself before us and asked simply to be let alone. No threat to expose us, no cry for revenge, just the succor of time and distance to let him heal among his new friends and family. A boon we granted, I granted, and thought you had too. Was not his abject humiliation and acknowledged helplessness before us sufficient for you? Now, how many of your decisions do I have to review to see if you've kept your word to our subjects?"

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--> '''Celestia''': "But is that true, or just another lie?" Celestia asked as she looked at Luna. "We lie? We did a man a terrible injustice. And when we hemmed in on all sides he who had offered us no threat, he prostrated himself before us and asked simply to be let alone. No threat to expose us, no cry for revenge, just the succor of time and distance to let him heal among his new friends and family. A boon we granted, I granted, and thought you had too. Was not his abject humiliation and acknowledged helplessness before us sufficient for you? Now, how many of your decisions do I have to review to see if you've kept your word to our subjects?"

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