It was dark in Pony Ville.
All the ponies were asleep in their beds, and had been for quite some time.
Only one pony was awake.
He was a velvet stallion alicorn.
Prince Dusk Shine was doing some late night research.
The number of empty ink bottle and broken quills showed that he had been writing a lot.
Dusk stopped writing and looked closely at his work.
"Yes!" He exclaimed in excitement. "I finally got the proper equation for an interdimensional travel spell that also freezes time in the caster's Home Dimension."
The clock on Dusk's study wall had just sounded to show two o'clock in the morning.
"Whoa!" Dusk exclaimed in surprise, quieter that before. "I've been at this for fourteen-and-a-half hours. Solaris will be raising the sun soon, to start th