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The Changeling Hive is rigid, its ranks and rules unbending. There is one law that stands above all others; the Hive speaks with one voice.

But two changelings dare to speak with their own voices. They dare to defy the Hive in the most incredible way possible.

They crave freedom. Whatever comes next, live or die, they will do it as free changelings.

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This was pretty good for the chapter by itself. I don't know about the rest of the fic because it can go either way. The escaped ex-con/buddy road trip to self discovery can be done rather well or it can end up DOA.

Cool story. Can't wait to see what happens next.:pinkiehappy:

This is off to an awesome start. I'm already super excited to see where it goes.
You've definitely got a follow from me!


This is definitely a follow.

If it makes any difference, I certainly don't intend to play this as a comedy. Though, hopefully that was evident from the tone!

Is it wrong that I can't take 'cool story' as a serious compliment any more? Curse you, internet!

Places that will wonder and amaze! Or at least enthral. I can live with enthral.

Here's hoping I live up to the confidence...


Ah, I love the backstory and take on the changeling hives.

keep it up

I really enjoyed this chapter. The entire situation reminded me of something right out of Orwell's 1984. Two characters with rebellious thoughts, finding each other inside the unforgiving machine of their society. Conspiring together to escape the system.

The atmosphere you've built here is deliciously rich.
Can't wait to see where things go from here.

Thanks! I've seen a pretty big variety of interpretations in a lot of different stories, but I wanted to try and make something a little more unique.

Ask, and ye shall receive! Within reason, of course. :raritywink:

I haven't actually read or seen 1984, but everyone knows it, and when you're creating a society this highly regulated, it's hard to keep the inspiration anywhere else. I think this one might have a happier ending, though. :rainbowwild:

4492937 Post a new chapter today or tomorrow please? :fluttershysad:

You know, 6K-word chapters generally aren't written in a single day. Be more patient. It's rude to make unreasonable requests.

Never read 1984, eh? Good book, I recommend it.
Just remember, Big Brother is watching!

Alas, that would fall out of the bounds of possibility. Next week, hopefully.

4498001 If I can write upwards of 1.5k words in an hour, you can do 6-7k words in a day. Then maybe another day for editing...


Therein lies the problem; I'm not you. :rainbowwild:

Seriously, though, even without real life interfering, I often find it hard to sit down and churn out words like that. Even if I did, I usually have to go through quite a few rounds of editing before I'm happy enough with what I've got that I feel confident posting it. I don't want to be putting out half-done chapters in a rush to get something posted as soon as possible.

And real life does interfere. A lot.

Believe me, I'd love to be able to pump out multi-k word chapters every few days. But it's just not possible for me at the moment.

4498203 Okay then, but at least promise me that you won't give up on your fics.


Uh-oh. That's not good at all.

Looks interesting. Added to read later. :twilightsmile:

Another good chapter. I wonder how many Changelings are after them. Probably couldn't even fight one if they had to. Not in their current state.

There are definitely better situations to be in, that's true.

At least it's not raining.

If I had to give you a rough estimate, I'd say...many :rainbowwild:


Wow, that was pretty intense.

Then everything is proceeding as planned...

A very good chapter one again. So close to freedom now. I'm so excited each time a chapter comes out. You've really got me at the edge of my seat.

Thanks, it means a lot to hear that. :pinkiesmile:


Hmm, I do like the name concept, pretty interesting.
Errors I found:

There irrational wish to run the two traitors down and teach the world a lesson about rebellion was almost too tempting to ignore, but in truth her words were not unexpected. They pair had fled into Equestria, where they hive would dare not follow, and where the rebels could blend in and disappear.

'There' should be 'Their', 'they' should be 'the'.

Loving it so far! :pinkiehappy:

Matter of fact, I think they should all be 'the'. How on earth did I do that...? :facehoof:

But thank you, error correction is much appreciated. :pinkiesmile:


4628955 Yeah, I just realized that 'their' wouldn't fit in that sentence. Don't worry, we all make mistakes ;) And as long as the story is good, I don't mind a few errors here and there.

Ahh, it's wonderful to come back from vacation to find a new update.
Love the naming conventions you've given the Changelings.

"Stead Ley Weaver Fall" has a very fun, bizarre ring to it.

Honestly? I just did exactly what a changeling would have done, and picked syllables that sounded good on their own and mashed them together. It could have turned out really badly... But I think it turned out okay.

Delicious mind control.
And now we get to see some Equestria action, awesome!

And even more delicious love...

Yes, this is where the fun begins! Hopefully...

Glad to be able to help with this!

This fic definitely needs more upvotes. And views. And favs :-)

And I'm very glad that you do. *returns salute*

Thanks. It means a lot to hear that. :pinkiesmile:

Its a neat take on the focus, and the approach is a fun mix of how they are.

*Sees the concept*

Heh, thanks! I hope it lives up to your expectations. :twilightsheepish:


Love this so much :3

The Irish in me approves of this chapter.
Love those accents.

Well, this is awkward, since those are meant to be Scottish accents... :rainbowderp:

I also happen to be Scottish.

I figured it was one or the other.

Congrats on the feature!

New you've done it, Breeze!
On the bright side, of he'd done things proper with a shapeshift, when Trade found them it would have meant discovery. Worse for the points this way, but much better for Breeze and Sun.

Sorry, who's "Doomie"?

...Buh? Feature?

When did this happen? I missed it! :derpyderp2:

I swear! it was on the front page when I got on earlier today!
That's actually how I knew there was an update, I just clicked from the front page.

I would have taken a screenshot, but my phone memory was too full.

Alas, my moment of glory... Well, perhaps next chapter? If it goes up on the feature board again, I'll catch it!

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