• Published 13th Dec 2016
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Call me Queenie - Abaddon spice

Thrown in as a changling Queen far before the Canterlot invasion, and trust me mate, I got 99 problems and a Chrysalis ain't one.

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Whoa, how the hell did- oh shit! I'm behind schedule!




'Hmm, I wonder how many other sound effects I can add'

Oh, yeah storyline, uh, *rummaging through desk*

*Throws piles of paper at computer screen*


Take it!

I didn't know how long it had been since that first egg, but somehow I guess that one was the freaking Rambo of the bunch.

Seriously, it hurt like a bitch.

But, of course no need to focus on that.

'Oh hey, I think my eighty-ninth egg just got laid'

More important things are happening.

So, yeah, I've been immobile for about- 'Oh, there's another one' -about ninety eggs.

I guess you expect me to be, 'oh I don't know' freaking out about this- well there's only a small problem with that. You see, a Queen's emotions have a very big impact on egg laying. If a Queen's stressed it'll be harder for her to lay eggs. Happy, egg laying's a piece of cake. Scared, she'll lay them quicker so she isn't in a defenseless position. Fully freaked out?

Yeah, I was literally machine gunning my first forty eggs.

Don't worry though, before it could escalate, or any harm could come to the eggs, Scout calmed me down.

So, that's kind-of just been it. You know, Scout disappeared from sight a long while ago... my only source of communication. Gone.

Eh, but before he had went back down into his tunnel, he actually told me a bit of changeling history.

So actually, long ago, changelings came from one great queen, known only as the Empress. From her, the first seven queens were hatched, and they started their own hives. These hives naturally, found their way in the far south savannah lands, where they had more offspring Queens. The offspring Queens usually, stayed away from each other and eventually occasional wars would break out.

What happened to the Empress, no one knew. Once she had seen her children were capable of being on their own, she had disappeared. The seven queens eventually killed each other though, in a huge territory war called The Bloodied Savannah, which had scared off all, but very few zebras away.

So, shortly after The Bloodied Savannah, came The Great Famine, in which devastated the surviving offspring queens. So to survive, they scattered themselves throughout the savannah lands. Raiding soon became a common thing for the Queens back then, they would attack and slaughter weaker hives that were around, then drain the hives of all its resources to feed themselves. Sometimes, they enslaved them as well.

'But, why didn't they just move?' Good question, the only answer I could come up with are that the queens were stubborn dicks, and didn't want to. Kind of like, Scar in the Lion King.

Anyway, one day that all ended, when a changeling Queen known as Kalii decided she had seen enough. She had seen the races around them, creating societies, inventing new equipment, working together to improve themselves, and was pissed off that her race was too stubborn to work together.

That in mind, she still tried to diplomatically unite the hives. Sadly though, it was in vain, the Queens just didn't trust each other, and in hindsight they probably expected it to be some sort of trap. Well, good-Ole Kalii here had a sibling, which is rare in changeling queenships (usually back then since food was so scarce, when a Queen layed more than one royal egg, she would usually sit back and let the siblings fight each other to the death for the royal title.) but the reason this happened, was because queen Kalii's mother had died before the second egg had hatched.

As well for queens back then, they had to wait till the egg hatched, instead of picking the biggest egg in the bunch and smashing the others. This was because they believed queenship needed the perfect leader, and the survivor of the bunch usually worked the best in this regard.

Disturbing, but practical.

Well anyway, the second queen was Valin and like her sister she wanted the hives united. Unlike her sister though, she wanted them united under her iron hoof. She wanted to unite all the hives by force and proclaim herself Empress of the Changelings.

Kalii thought it a foolish idea, but Valin would have none of it. So, one night she snuck into her sister's room and murdered her in her sleep, a cowardly move, but by law she was then coronated queen of the hive. Of course, she then started cranking out soldiers like crazy, and she would do this by attacking the weaker hives that Kalii had allied with, and forced the Queens to produce eggs until they starved to death.

Valin was one insane bitch.

Eventually, she had an army big enough to take on the larger hives and went all Napoleon on them. I don't know exactly how long it took, but she eventually beat down and enslaved a vast majority of the queens. The rest fled and were known as Feral or Wild Queens, or were captured and turned into egg factories for the tyrant Empress.

This lasted for a few centuries until the Empress was murdered by her daughter, in which then started a whole "Hamlet" situation, which lasted until recently a new Empress got "Elected"

AKA: went all Scar vs Mufasa up in there.

I think her name is Ratha or something like that, nowadays the enslaved queens (what's left of them) serve her instead of being egg factories.

So, that's about it really, Changeling History in its most summarized.

Oh! Almost forgot! I found out why Scout broke down at questioning me earlier.

Basically changeling hives have there class systems, right. Queen is highest, caretakers are second, spies are third, warriors are fourth, and labors are fifth. Easy, right? Well, there's another rule.

Outsiders are treated like dirt.

No, I don't mean, you trip them and steal their love shares or something, I mean 'Not even classified as a sapient being.' Queen's word is law, question it. You die.

I can only imagine the propaganda.

But don't worry about that, how about I cheer you up with some fun facts.

Fun fact#1: female changeling drones can lay eggs, but usually one (sometimes there are special cases).

Fun fact #2: Changeling Queens ban marriages, and couples in their hives because of this.

Proof to theory, changeling queens are dicks.

Yes, I know what I am, you can stop raising your skeptical eyebrow now.


'My queen'

Yes! Scout's back!

I quickly returned to reality, "Yes, Scout?"

He gave a quick bow and motioned toward his hole, "I have finished a temporary nursery my queen. May I start moving the eggs?" he chittered.

I nodded, 'it was getting kind of cramped anyway' then I noticed I wasn't laying anymore eggs.

Let it be known throughout the generations, that there was a queen who jumped up and did a victory dance with a asleep lower body.

But enough about her, let's get back to the protagonist.

"I can't feel my legs" I groaned to Scout as he gently repositioned them so they could get some blood flow. "Your legs will be functional within a few minutes my queen" he stated calmly, and tilted his head when I groaned an "Okay".

After a bit of not hearing any movement I looked back at him, "Uh, Scout? You okay?" I asked and he let out a sigh.

"Are you trying to test me my queen" he asked, and with that awkward silence filled the cave.

"Um... no?" Dafuq am I to say to that?!

He let out a dissatisfied grunt "Then why don't you order me to go faster? Or speed up the process? Or for empress's sake at least punish me for speaking without permission!" he yelled and stood his ground.

Remember when I mentioned about outsiders.

I let out a weary sigh and forced my pins-and-needles legs up, and nearly fell shambled over to Scout.

He cowered as I towered over him, still holding his ground, he braced himself for what was to come.

I stopped right in front of him, and stared him straight in his eyes.

He froze as my brows furrowed, ears flattening against his skull.

This did nothing to deter me though, and I opened my mouth.

"Can you do that?"


"Can you do what you just said?" I reinstated, not getting where I was going, he slowly shook his head no.

I nodded my head, "Then why would I ask you if you aren't capable of doing it?" I stated as if it was the most simple thing in the world, and seeing Scout's flabbergasted face, I decided to let that hang. I slowly turned and shambled off toward my eggs.

As she got farther away, Scout slowly got up and shook his head.

After a bit he just stared at her, realizing he still had to move those eggs he sighed,"You truly are insane, my queen" he murmured and quickly followed after her.

Author's Note:

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.
~Edgar Allan Poe

When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.
~Criss Jami