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Paleo Prints


Lyra and Bon Bon: foster parents? It'll happen, if they can only get past their sardonic caseworker, nerve-wracking inspections, and each others' neuroses. That's assuming things work out with any one of the children that passes through their home. After all of that, there's just the matter of the adoption and the birth relatives. Hugs, heartbreak, and humor will follow in droves.

Also, Lyra tries to cook soup.

Cover made by the wonderful Whipstitch.

Chapters (4)
Comments ( 278 )

I love how you took literally all the things I like in a fic and mooshed 'em up into a ball and rolled it around the interwebs towards me.

I like it a lot

Following this one for reals!

Since no one else has commented, I'll be the first. I love how you've started this and I can't wait see chapter two. You've managed to make it entertaining without shoving a while lot of action in the first chapter (not that that's bad if used correctly) I look forward to your update. :D

Oh, their snarking is so much fun.

I like this story, but there's a lot to think about here, although it's clear that both of them really want this I can't decide if Lyra is really stable enough to do this, she's still self harming (although not a badly) and has quite a few issues, Bon Bon's hardly perfect either but then so is nopony. You could say that Lyra is under stress but fostering will also be stressful.

I'm not sure if they should be fostering but I want to be convinced.

Also Bon Bon Sweetie Drops? I can see why she took Lyra's name.

Yes! It's Lyra's time now!

Also Bon Bon!

But mostly Lyra! :raritywink:

I think what is going to make or break this fic for me is how you construct the child or children they are going to have to interact with.

Bon Bon I am not too worried about but Lyra seems... ehhh... not really parent material.

Nooo! That can't be all! Where are you hiding chapter 2? :raritydespair:

Do you have any published work? If you do, I want it. NOW.

Interesting start. A bit too much 'whacky Lyra' but overall I quite enjoyed this. Thanks a lot for sharing it.

Lyra's answers merit an upvote on the first chapter, and I never do that.

Bookshelf surfaces had been dusted and mostly swept clean of toys (“action figures,” she imagined Lyra would have corrected).

Does that make Lyra a Humare, collecting all the little figurines from the My Little Human show?

I'm sorry! I'm sorry! That was terrible.

It wasn’t just the two spinning spice racks, whose filing system seemed like calculus to the poor unicorn.

I certainly can sympathise. S.O. tried to explain the difference between an herb and a spice. I did not understand anything from what he said.

My kitchen, Lyra. I remember your cooking. Recall the noodle incident, be any chance?

That hits way too close to home. I swear, you mix up clove of garlic with bulb of garlic one time (just one time!) and suddenly you are banned from cooking without supervision. :facehoof:

A hyperactive imagination trained on composition and amatuer fantasy writing tried to rein in thoughts of five possible impending disasters.

Mustn't forget the horror movies!
Hmmm... 5 disasters...
- They end up adopting the foal who is the incarnation of the Nightmare.
- The Hooves Holding Hearts foster care agency is a front for a Celestia sun cult who will burn Lyria and Bon Bon alive in a Wicker Mare to ensure a good harvest.
- The foals are Changeling sleeper agents.
- The foals are actually part of the Junior Celestia Youth organization, and continually monitor and report back to the Solar Secret Service any potentially subversive words or deeds of their "parents".
- Most horrifying of all Lyria did not fill out form 4711H correctly and forgot to attach the proper notary seal. :pinkiegasp:

“Get me a copy of Playmare magazine and I’ll circle it.”

Oh my. :rainbowlaugh:

“Nothing that stuck, no.”

“Nope, and thank Celestia for juvenile sealed files!”

“They had it comin’!

"Not any more! Statute of limitations was up last month!"

"I only tasted the salt licks! I never swallowed!"

"I only set fire to one little house in the name of Discord!"

unless the parent is an active pyromaniac cultist of Discord who’s been caught twice

So Hooves Holding Hearts Foster Care Service presumably is OK with the following then?
- A retired pyromaniac cultist of Discord
- An active graffiti artist cultist of Discord
- An active pyromaniac cultist of Celestia (or Luna)
- An active pyromaniac cultist of Discord who’s been caught once. :derpytongue2:

That certainly was a fun read!
Looking forward to more.

My kitchen, Lyra. I remember your cooking. Recall the noodle incident, be any chance?

:duck::pinkiegasp: Calvin and Hobbes reference I caught there?
First one I've seen in fanfiction.

Well this is just as awesome as I was hoping for. Will Lyra's reaction to "what kind of foal do you want" be explained or is it in some other fic and I've forgotten about it?

It's meant to be a mystery to the reader. It's not a reference. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to say it.


Thanks! Next chapter or two, we have the meeting group and the house inspections. That'll be plenty of conflict.:pinkiehappy:

Yeah, Lyra has some of the same doubts you do, and that's going to be a thing. As for Bonny's name, I saw it on the wiki. A character who hates their name is a favorite of mine. Loved that joke ever since Terry Pratchett mentioned an office woman who was embarrassed to ask for an autograph to "Moonchild Pippin Galadriel," which became a character name in Good Omens.

I realize that's the dealmaker. Expect few kids with major plot development instead of a stream of them.

Published? That's actually what my plans for NaNoWriMo are this year. :twilightsmile:

My wife had the same concern. Hmm....

I am honored.

I LOVE these long streams of thoughts. Keep them up!

Yay! A Lyra story. I love the fics in this universe you created.

Sweet!!! i cant wait to read this :pinkiehappy:
though i stopped reading anything with lyra for awhile after that Fic *Background Pony*
*shivers* is it cold in here?
Anyways... this looks like fun :yay:
i will tell you what i think when i get a chance to read it

Well done, once again. This is all sorts of entertaining. I love the byplay between these two.

I don’t care if their a minotaur or a changeling. I want the desperate ones.”


Just a slight thing. Otherwise good work so far! :D

Amazing. Have a fave and an upvote. :twilightsmile:

This is really cute. I especially like how Lyra and Bon Bon exchange being the mature one. It really shows the balance in their relationship.

Well, I just wrote 500 words of Chapter 2 in the last hour.:twilightsheepish:

Reading this just made my day. I love the interactions between Lyra and Bonnie; it really feels like they balance one another perfectly. :pinkiesmile:

Greatly enjoying this tale thus far and looking forward to more. :yay:

“You... you’re an Torchy!”

Should be "You... you're a Torchy!" Otherwise, great work! It's clear you did some research about the adoption process, which really makes this fic stand out above other "Lyra and Bon Bon adopt a foal" stories I've read. Keep up the good work!


I see :) Hope it's gone well for you so far!

This was awesome. Adoption is a difficult prospect, and leaving a child in the hooves of Lyra is going to be an interesting read. Timelinewise, how much earlier or later is this than Nightmare?


In Nightmare, Chapter 2, Screwy overhears

“So, are Lyra and Bon-Bon serious? How old is the kid?”

So, I'm assuming this is happening after Nightmare, and in Nightmare news of their intent was just starting to filter through the neighborhood.

2838135 Ah. that makes sense. I have to say that I'm as excited to see guest star foalsitters as I am for the adoption itself. Linearly, Dinky might even qualify, if she doesn't have her hooves full with her own younger sibling, and if time jumps haven't thrown her age out of whack.

I'm kinda picky in that I usually wait til an interesting looking story is finished before I start reading it buuuuuuuut I'm gonna have to make an exception here.

Just based on what I've read of your work so far, I can already tell ... Dis gon be gud. :moustache:

no romance tag? disappointing...

Despite not really liking the whole Lyra/Bon Bon ship . . . this made me feel a wider range of emotions than I think any other story has.
On one hand, I'm d'awwwing my ass off over Lyra and Bon Bon's playful banter, and then I'm giggling like a maniac at the littlest of things (Handler. Hehe). I love your Lyra-- she is everything that I have come to see and love in a Lyra character, all in one place.

This is a good story.


Pfft... XD This... is going to be GREAT! Looking forward to the next chapter.

Well, I'm not sure I should use "Romance" for a happy, together couple who have still have issues to work through. Yes, I'm going to write romantic situations, but I feel that most people who look for the romance tag want the story set as the couple comes together.

An interesting start to this story. Boy, looks like Lyra and Bon Bon have a wealth of issues to work through if they are going to make this work. The foster care system is a rough business, it seems.

Looking forward to seeing how this goes.

I dont know why... but i fucking love this.:pinkiehappy:

Favorited for sure

Paleo Prints, writing my favorite pairing in an interesting situation that is rarely explored competently? This is a good day, and I know the readers are in for a good ride.

You play the characters off each other really well! It's easy to see why this was featured :pinkiehappy:

This is very cute so far. Faved so I can keep up on it. :twilightsmile:

This has a great deal of promise and I look forward to seeing where it goes.

For a while I thought the opening chapter was called, "Allegro: the opening, sorta".:derpyderp2:

This story's title piqued my interest. I'm glad I read it. Have a like and a fave :yay:

Great! I was worried. It took me a while to think up something better than "Lyra & Bon Bon: Foster Parents."


Okay, I give in.

Yeah, since no couple is perfect, they need to have issues that provide conflict. This is why I get angry that marriages are often broken up in comics. There's enough conflict in a happy marriage for plenty of drama.

This was good, but was the double spacing intentional? Cause I noticed a lot of spaces in weird places.

the whole kitchen/cooking bit sounds like it was ripped straight from me and my older sister trying to cook together :rainbowlaugh:
Sis: "I wanna help!"
Me: "Bitch, get outta my kitchen."

Fave'd, if only for that scene (since that's as far as i got before I had to comment :twilightsmile:)

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