A sea of paper work, a literal sea of paperwork. Sheets of white, pink, and yellow rise up and crash in waves against the upside down desk. A giant pencil juts out the top with the tattered remains of the carbon paper sail fluttering in the wind. The waste basket can only do so much to keep the water out, the white out isn’t holding there are too many leaks. Annalise tries desperately to bail out her desk, there is so much paper work! She is drowning in it, her quill oars were lost some time ago. No it can’t end like this, not in the Triplicate Report Sea! Suddenly a shadow forms as lightning cracks overhead, it is a tidal wave of paper work boring down at her. The frightened mare lets out a scream and covers her head a vain attempt at protecting herself from the coming wave.
"PRIVATE ANNALISE!" A booming voice breaks through the sounds of the storm, the paper tidal wave has frozen in mid crash. The lightning has even frozen, descending from the blackened clouds is Princess Luna. And she does not look happy. “This is the third time this week we have had to pay your dreams a visit." Giant brooms would begin to sweep away the sea of paper work, as well as the clouds. Annalise would look up at the Princess her face flushed with embarrassment. "Princess Luna! I am so sorry I didn’t mean… I was just doing paperwork and… there is just so much of it…" She would whine. The desk fades away leaving the pair standing in a tranquil sea. It is true Annalise has been hitting the books, doing research, filing paperwork and so much more. She is exhausted and now even her dreams are being invaded by the paper work. "I’m really sorry I will try to dream of better things… I just need to research how to do that.”
“Young one you must not threat, as I have told you time and time again you must not take on so much responsibility. I know you are doing your best to help keep Equestria safe but you are just one pony. I have read over your reports and this being you are studying appears to pose no threat. You have said yourself that it has stated it only wants to be left alone.” The reports that Luna receives are worded in such a way as to not reveal what Smiling or Memory truly are. Princes Celestia feels that the time is not yet right to reveal what happened to one of her favored guards. Or the things he did in his attempts to avenge her, she is not sure when the right time will be. Or if it will ever be the right time. “I know Princess, but… the magic that WCP 333-3 uses is so very dangerous. I think I know why so very few know of it, whoever did the most research on memory magic realized its potential. So they left spells behind to alter the memories of others that try to learn it." Princess Luna would nod, that is must troubling but it is also a wise decision. She would need to speak with her sister about this. The scenery would change around them now, to a moon lit field with a clear sky full of constellations. All around them lilies bloom in the moon light while fire flies flew about filling the night air with soft green beacons of light.
“I will speak with my sister about this, but until then I want you to get some real rest. Have some of the other guards go over the paperwork for you. For now though just enjoy this dream, I use to visit this ponies dreams quite often long ago. They always dreamed of this place, it is very peaceful. The only time it changed was when the sky was cloudy… I would always find them staring at another pony that looked exactly like them." It is a beautiful meadow, the air is crisp the night is warm there is even the faintest hint of a breeze. Annalise smiles and looks up at the night sky, the stars twinkling above and the moon glowing like the sun. "This is gorgeous, I didn’t know you could conjure up other ponies dreams. Who was this pony if you don’t mind me asking.”
“We cannot recall his name at the moment but he had the most infectious smile about him…”