MLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter OneMLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter One by MagicMan001
One stormy winter’s night, Queen Chrysalis was rudely awoken from uneasy dreams to the sound of a loud crash.
She was up from her desk and on all fours in an instant, the sounds of an old stallion's yells and cannon fire still ringing loud in her ears. Her head twisted in several directions in a determined search of some unseen threat. For one horrifying moment, she might have sworn the cannon fire was still happening and her large, gnarled horn instinctively came aglow. It was the enemy! The city was under attack!
It took a moment for her still blurred mind to remember that that was nonsense, the mental ravings of a lethargic, unfocused mare still caught up in her fleeting dreams. She quickly managed to put together that the sound that awoke her was nothing but a simple roar of thunder coming from the storm raging on outside.
Trotting steadily over to a small window, she peered out at the heavy rain pounding against the pane. I
MLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter TwoMLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter Two by MagicMan001
Chrysalis was not having a good day. Her schedule for the day was packed with several long meetings, not just with her cabinet of ministers, but with her close advisors, her generals, the palace staff, the list went on.
The majority of governments to the world's numerous, diverse nations went through the same grind, the Queen's Kingdom in the still underdeveloped Far East being no exception, thus was the price of 'modernization'. She personally could not bear these long, tedious meetings with these incompetent buffoons inside that dreary, freezing closet of a room as they were. They already taxed heavily on her free time and basic sleep, but the ones she had today, preceded by those over the last several weeks were proving particularly painful for the ageing mare.
“Your Majesty? Are…are you with us?” That was the polite, formal way of saying, ‘wake up, you lazy mare!’
Chrysalis forced her heavy eyelids open to gl
MLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter ThreeMLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter Three by MagicMan001
The gardens of the royal palace were first built some 300 years ago, under the order of King Cocoon. They were a gift for his new wife, the beautiful Queen Consort, Vespa, who he knew adored flowers, especially those of the rare calibre. The new gardens became home to the kingdom’s prettiest and rarest plant life, all for the queen and her family’s eyes alone. As years passed, they took on the characteristics of the more traditional styles of Changeling gardens, and eventually divided up into a large modern ornate complex to accommodate them. Today, few creatures outside the palace have seen such an awe-inspiring pocket of the world for themselves.
“Stay on my back, Princess,” Cerci told her as they trekked their way down the garden path which had been covered in a blanket of freshly fallen snow. A nasty chill was in the air, turning the koi ponds’ surfaces into solid ice. The nanny wore several layers (with a satchel
MLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter FourMLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter Four by MagicMan001
A Changeling stallion, wearing a decorated general’s uniform collapsed to the decorative carpeted floor. He writhed about like a snake being stepped upon, screaming horrifically in sheer agony and kicking his legs wildly in the air in all directions. His hooves lashed at the sides of his head, tearing up the fur and flesh with long trails of blood dripping from the wounds. The wretched creature looked like he was undergoing an exorcism.
Sitting around the small, dimly lit room were a large group of Changelings, a mixture of stallions and mares, dressed either in similar grey uniform, each wearing a varying collection of medals and pins, or the muted kimonos befitting politicians. This was the Changeling Army General Staff, convening within the stronghold of the royal palace. All of them sat with the silent demeanour and perfect posture of statues, not one of them twitching at the sight of the suffering officer or his agonizing cries.
PLEASE For the love of Celestia, put them in the right folders. If you don't know where to put it or would like to request a folder, Ask!
NOTE: Put any Canon Character Art in the 'Featured' folder
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