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Nightmare Moon Comforts Princess Luna (1) by 90Sigma Nightmare Moon Comforts Princess Luna (1) by 90Sigma
"Why are you upset, Luna Starlight?"*
"My sister and I had another argument. She didn't want to set the sun early so that ponies could see my night."
"I see. She's probably already asleep, like everypony else?"
"Yes. You're the only one that's still awake. You're the only one who joins me after the sun sets. You're... you're the only pony who cares about me."
[Nightmare watches silently as Luna raises the moon and brings the stars into view.]
"Would... would you help me, Nightmare? You are the only pony that's seen my beautiful night. Would you... help me to show it... to other ponies?"
"For you, Luna? For you, I would stop the sun from rising. I would make the night last forever."

After Upset Nightmare Moon, I wanted to try something with a simpler pose. After doing Luna and Twilight Hugging, the thought came to me to do Luna and Nightmare hugging. Though I didn't end up doing a literal hug (their size difference is too great); but rather, Nightmare comforting a sad Luna. This is the result. I hope you like it as much as I do!
Guess how long it took to export the blur, sparkles and the transparency from their manes and tails. My only objection to the image is that Luna's head and mane cover most of Nightmare's details... there's a full body, chestplate and everything beneath Luna...

Additional Files: Closed eye version. (I couldn't decide which looked better, so have both.)
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The Nightmare Moon and Princess Luna characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
* I've seen the name "Luna Starlight" used by other fan works before. I like that name, so I decided to use it here too. Initially addressing someone by their full name seems to fit Nightmare's personality.
Thanks to DarCowAlways, NightmareMoonS and Skylark-Torch for feedback while I was creating this vector.
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lunathymewolf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nightmare Moon is Luna just in another form, what Luna feels she feels, what Luna dreams she dreams. Neither wish to hurt ponies, only for them and their night to be loved and admired just like they do to her sister and her day.
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sneaky Nightmare Moon. Sweet on how she would do that for Luna, but Luna doesn't know the consequences if she goes through with what's planned in Nightmare Moon's head.
ManesixandPPG Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
...This is just the type of art I was looking for, awesome.
Sourunicorn123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist… link please click and i thought of this to
BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconnightmaremoonplz: : Do you hate her? Do you wish to be free? Embrace me. Embrace your darkness... :devilish:
XxfukaimorixX Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Eli-J-Brony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I can actually imagine this as an episode all to Luna where she has a nightmare where she's meets her past-self as Nightmare Moon reminding her of the evil she caused. Although I do wonder if a different evil was what cause Luna to turn into Nightmare.
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A touching approach to the character of Nightmare Moon.
90Sigma Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Thank you.
fisgas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Cute Draw^^
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