"Well... No? Did Momma Nightmare say ah wus?" Avenger is also confused, her expression mirroring the foal's.
“Well, no… Mom hasn’t really said anything about what a family is, but I read that your family is the ponies that love you. That would be Mom, Dad, you, and Uncle Starbuck…. maybe Moonlight and Lunar too, even if they’re stupid a lot of the time.”
The supermare gently begins to brush Nightmare's starry magimane, with a lovely pink brush. She makes comforting sounds, not sure whether NMM can even feel this or not. "Y'all shoufh sleep." She says around the brushie-brush, her words muffled.
Nightmare Moon says nothing other than a vague ‘Mmmf’. It’s been far, far too long since she’s had a proper brushie, and a brushie from your special somepony is the best kind of brushie of all.
"It'll be easier if yuh jus' kill me." She turns to leave. "This wus a stupid idea. Yuh cain' help me. Not with that bullshit."
Philemon steps aside, allowing her to leave.
“Well, if healing yourself is something you simply cannot accept, then maybe you’d like to help heal Nightmare Moon, instead. Maybe you should ask Nightmare Moon about a pony named Number One. She’ll know what you mean.”
"Murderer. Foalphile. Crazy mare. Take ya pick, psychy." She smiles, proud of these badges.
“Trust me, I’ve treated worse. In any event, I suspect the murders you committed were an oblique attempt at suicide. As for your sexual proclivities, I suspect that you, yourself, are still a foal at heart.”
We will be passing them, two slight modifications. First, We shall exempt dragons that possess permanent citizenship from the requirement for daily passes. At present, that is nopony, but We must be prepared for this eventuality.
Secondly, We will provide an exact definition of ‘great rewards’. We are leaning towards some sort of pension, or limited feeding rights, but We are open to suggestions on that matter.”