Wow the story was quiet riveting. I figured Rarity was playing everyone after all its just to easy to manipulte such willing pawns. You illiustrated the scene perfectly and beautifuly Nightmare Rarity would be so pleased with you.
Haha, Nightmare State of Mind was just uploaded to ponyfictionarchive.net, and I started reading it, not remembering this picture. Then came the reveal that the Queen is RARITY of all people and I suddenly remembered seeing this before. XD Awesome.