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This story is a sequel to Queen No More


Twilight Sparkle made the most foolish and selfless decision possible. She saved the life of Queen Chrysalis. The dynamics of Twilight's relationships begin to change as Chrysalis introduces the changeling hivemind to her pony caretaker. Chrysalis' only hope was to relieve her loneliness, but events begin to unfold that will change Equestria forever.

Nothing is stronger than the power of redemption...

NOTES
1. This is the sequel to Queen No More but there is a time jump between its end and Hive Alive's beginning.
2. This is Alternate universe due to the fact that this story will run off of a disparate timeline. Events forward of season 2 may be similar OR significantly altered.
3. There is mention in Chapter 3 of an old changeling tale titled As a Star. A version of this has been written by Farseer.

NO MORE UPDATES: The story is complete. A sequel has been made: Queen of Equestria.

FULL TIMELINE SUMMARY OF STORY AND CHAPTERS

2014 ANNIVERSARY AND HOLIDAY UPDATE
Updated outer cover, inner cover, and description!
2 new HD wallpapers!
Hive Alive 2013
Hive Alive 2014
New extras collection, Hive Alive Moments, including...
Too Hot
Perfect Marriage
The Hive Before Halloween
Take Two
Shy My Heart

Featured May 24th, 2014 and on every chapter release since then.

Art by BlackWater (that's me)

Chapters (50)
Comments ( 1090 )

Looking good, I love the little details on the changeling's way of life

I can't tell where this is going at all which makes me really excited. I am glad that you decided to make a sequel.

more^^
i like the world building
btw do you have any idea what your update schedule might be?

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I'll always update as soon as I can but the average update time will probably be 20-25 days per chapter. :twilightsmile:

interesting, i shall fave

This is some nice world building~

Some interesting content, but I really expect things to improve as the story progresses

This was a good opening chapter. The dialogue was well done and everything flowed quite nicely. The bits and pieces of Changeling society were informative and interesting. I look forward to more.

This is great!!!!! While I love changeling fics, there are few that really catch my attention. However you are doing a fantastic job of making this a unique take on changelings and Chrysalis herself!!

Yes, communication is very important......especially when you plan to link the minds of several people you know of course. Just saying Chrysalis, it might not be a good idea.

Goddammit Chrysalis, you idiot.

raise hoofs those who think that is almost a CMC dumbass idea ???

two here !!!

Seems Chrysalis's desire to be in a hive mind again are really manifesting themselves, also she doesn't seem to mind the idea of not being queen, but maybe that is an act.

bravo bravo bravo

I've got no idea if Chrysalis has some sort of scheme going on or whether she's just desperately lonely in that head of hers.

Hopefully Twi will be able to handle the influx of thoughts from the others, while Speaking sternly with Chrysalis. I mean she's already developed a crush for the changeling it's just a matter of pushing the relationship a bit further without Celestia finding out.:twilightsmile:

You made nice plot twist here, i though it will be some blant story but i was wrong and good

Ooooo Changeling culture that goes beyond "This is how we feed". I'm eager to see how the ponies reacted to Chrysalis.

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I guess a bit of both

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well yes but from the changeling point of view it is a good idea to ensure the hive grows and the queen gets more power. Twilight doesn´t seem to get that being called queen by chrysalis is a lot more heavy than she thinks^^

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i raise 4 *falls to the ground* worth it

Nice twist. The process of the hive mind is an interesting bit of information. It's discovery will undoubtedly cause some friction down the road. I wonder... how will Celstia's little ponies handle this?

Well THIS should be interesting.

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Now I'm picturing her screaming something long the lines of "Changeling Mind Crusader ring buildr, yay!" :rainbowlaugh:

Now I have to fave yet another story for updates.

This could be good.

PPS

I have a bad feeling about how this story is going to treat the concept of informed consent. Is this going to require a Dark tag?

Sneaky maths is sneaky

One minute.
Five minutes.
Twenty minutes.
After the fortieth one passed, Chrysalis was done with the ring itself.

Nice chapter by-the-by :derpytongue2:

There wasn't one pony in Equestria that liked change.

Congratulations! You have stumbled on the largest reason as to why Discord is seen as evil by the ponies.

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:trixieshiftleft: I see your four...

*Levitates two ponies upside down*

And raise you eight. :trixieshiftright:

I'm glad so many ponies are enjoying this. I hope you continue to as well. :twilightsmile:
Don't forget to relax and enjoy your time here on fimfiction.net. It may sound odd of me to say that but I know how easy it is to get lost in the swing of things and forget to simply have fun.
So take a deep breathe, relax, and be awesome! :raritywink:

For some reason, I just imagine Chrysalis doing another part of her plan with the guards gone and saying something like. "All too easy." Great chapter, I am very, very fond of this story. The one complaint I have is the spacing, there needs to be more spacing. That aside, love everything you've written.

I will say this. Chrysalis made a really wise Decision not making a sleeping ring for Pinkie Pie yet.:twilightsmile:

Other than that Great chapter, definitely looking forward to more later.

When morning comes around and Fluttershy and Twilight are connected...

It's not gonna be good for Chryssy.

I like the slow transition the story is doing from being fairly light to dark, good writing.

Awesome chapter, one nitpick though.

"100+1 Ways to Manage Your Gems"

If you are trying to make it sound like she is saying "One-hundred and One Ways to Manage Your Gems" I'd suggest spelling it out. Else, if you wanted to keep the numbers, go with "101"; while 100+1 looks a little strange, and to me looked like Twilight was trying to say "One-hundred PLUS One" which is an odd title for the book.

Actually, I also agree with 3074281, you probably could do with more spacing. I normally avoid stories that do not separate lines with a double-CR, but then your story has been one of the few that have made me look past that normal nitpick and keep reading. Most other fics spaced like that will get closed within the first four paragraphs.

:twilightsmile:

3075912 Nah, that book was a sequel to the ever popular "100 Ways to Manage Your Gems".:moustache:

I hunger for the next chapter.:raritystarry:

I'm seriously enjoying reading this. The anticipation of Chrysalis's plans inching to completion & the feels I get from conversations are good also. Pace of events so far seems perfect to me.

I enjoy how you find a balance between emotion. This story goes from normal, to funny, to somber, and it does it in a natural, consistent way. There's a lot of depth in here and I love it.

It looks like Chrysalis is trying to expand her "hive." I've seen stories where X becomes a changeling and and decides to start converting her friends against their will, because of changeling instincts or something, believing that it is the right thing to do. I'm going to trust the lack of a Dark tag and the amount of heartwarming goodness in the previous story and assume that Chrysalis isn't going to take things as far as those other stories.

Her reasoning isn't hard to understand, though. I can see why she wants to do what she is doing, and why she has to keep it a secret. I just get the feeling that things may get worse before they get better. Unless things really do go into creepy, dark, mind control territory I can see why most ponies would have objections to such a thing. Chrysalis may have the best of intentions, but she is already treading a fine line. Her actions are already suspicious and creepy enough. Although she may write it off as ponies being slow to accept change, tricking others into assimilating into a kind of hivemind, even if it is only partial and temporary, is just not something you do to creatures used to having privacy within their own minds and expect them to openly welcome it.

Maybe she will eventually pull it off though. If she can win them over in the end without it feeling creepy or wrong to the characters and the readers that would be quite the feat. The result could be quite heartwarming while at the same time cause problems. Celestia might think that Chrysalis has brainwashed her champions and subjects with her changeling ways.

Wow, I'm getting way ahead of myself here. Time to stop with the wild speculation. I'll just have to wait and see what happens.

Who does the guard have a crush on?

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I have a suspicion that one of the guards is Flash Sentry :rainbowlaugh:

3102927 3079937 You guys are both wrong... the guard is in love... WITH CHRYSALIS!!! :pinkiegasp: DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!! No seriously... it makes sense!!! :pinkiehappy:

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That would make sense...

But then again who knows other then the creator of the story? :derpytongue2:

Chrysalis is being anything but subtle.

Thank goodness for her these ponies are about as intelligent as the local government of Detroit! :trollestia:

If it were me, I'd have suspected her of trying to transform me from the start and torn her head clean off her body.

Nopony tries dat shit with me and lives. :pinkiecrazy:

Question: on a scale of 1 to 10, how Chrylight-shippy is this going to be?

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