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Nothing special here, move along, nothing to see, just ignore the lump under the sheet and the red stuff...


Princess Twilight Sparkle discovers a fact about alicorn reproduction she never expected.

So do the other princesses.

Editors: Pascoite

Image Credit: Twilight Sparkle Play Doh Eggs from Toy Kingdom (Honest! It surprised me a little too.)
Now on Equestria Daily. Those cruel, cruel people.
And a wonderful reading by Pony and Wolf Productions

Chapters (2)
Comments ( 417 )

Placed sixth in the Writeoff.me The Darkest Hour

(Now with a positive review from Titanium Dragon)

It hatched (sorry) from an idea I got from talking with Tek and Bad Horse, and was originally nicknamed “The Twilight Who Laid The Golden Egg.” That’s about as far as it got until I wrote ‘How Many Princesses Does It Take’ and a few more ideas got chasing around my neural pathways, and when the prompt was announced, the whole thing gelled into a story outline, from beginning to end in one burst of light, much as if I had been mugged by a muse. I’d like to thank Pascoite, who struggled along with my ‘as’ clauses, and to Toy Kingdom, whose video is about the first thing you see when you google ‘Twilight Sparkle egg’

I like to write with the intention of improving, so I tend to handicap my ideas with restrictions. In this case, I wanted a humorous title, with a slow transition into seriousness until the reader believes Princess Twilight Sparkle actually laid an egg (hey, weirder stuff has been written). Then a shift back to humor as the reader realizes Celestia and Luna are playing a trick on Twilight, then one last shift into seriousness. And Spike is Best Dragon.

You will believe an alicorn can hatch.

If you enjoyed the hijinks of our favorite pair of alicorn sisters and their indirect offspring, you may also like one or more of these fine stories:

Sisters by Bad Horse (The one who started it all)
Arachnophobia by Dennis the Menace (a fellow accomplice)
The Brightest and the Best by Pineta
In Celestia We Trust, All Others Pay Cash
My Brother, The Tooth
My Niece, The Star
How Many Princesses Does It Take
On The Natural Rise And Fall Of Celestial Bodies

It may not keep you busy until next season, but it should keep you smiling for a while.

Georg #2 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · · Six ·

Spike is Best Dragon.

...Welp. Time to rewrite the laws of magic books!


Sequel I demand a sequel

Omg Twilight what did you do...

Aburi #6 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · · Six ·

I loved the way Spike told the others just what was happening in such a matter of fact way.

This story could spawn an entire line of sequels, or it could end here and be perfectly satisfactory.

Well, that's the Master Goddess of Magic at work:rainbowlaugh:

If she thinks it to be possible, then it is. The magic obeys the will of the Goddess:trollestia::eeyup::twilightoops::twilightsmile::scootangel::raritystarry::pinkiegasp::pinkiehappy::pinkiecrazy:

You know Twilight there is a much easier and often considered much more enjoyable way of creating a foal, but you never do things the easy way do you.

...you didn't happen to read Celestia Lays an Egg by TheSexyMenhir? :rainbowhuh:

...because THAT fic totally spawned from a (very) random idea suggestion from me :moustache:


That escalated quickly.


That happened.

... More please?

Well, Skyla had to come from somewhere.

Never, ever, ever underestimate Twilight Sparkle. She will exceed your expectations, often in a way that you never considered because a pony would have to be crazy to even consider it.

And yes, Spike is indeed best dragon.

Ianthe #14 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · · Six ·

Oh Spike. Your serene acceptance of Twilight breaking the laws of reality is wonderful.

Georg #15 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · · Six ·

7662413 (checks) Well, I upvoted it, so I must have (checks date) two years ago. Adorably random.
7662403 (checks the number of stories I've written where Twilight gives birth) Three, now.
7662402 So the title Mistress of Magic would fit, I suppose.
7662399 One of Spike's jobs in the series is to mirror Twilight's mood, to be calm when she's panicked, and panic when she's calm.
7662397 Well, when a stallion and a mare love each other very much... or the mare has access to the divine power of four alicorns...
7662386 Never! I shall not yield! (Although I'm *seriously* tempted to do a chapter where she goes back to Ponyville with her new foal and explains things to the rest of the girls.)
Rainbow Dash: So, we lay eggs?
Pinkie: Party!
Rarity: Um, darling. I'm not quite certain you understand the process of a young lady producing a foal.
Applejack: This place just keeps getting weirder. Imma gonna go catch the Cutie Mark Crusaders and give 'em a lecture afore they get any wild ideas.
Fluttershy: Do you need a foalsitter?
Discord: Now how am I expected to top that?

I love how completely casual Spike is about this. As if this sort of thing is basically his Tuesday.

Fenton #17 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · · Six ·

Twilight, are you trying to compete with Discord on this one? I'm pretty sure that even the spirit of Chaos couldn't create life. But you did, by messing with both the sun and the moon. Now bow to your true God, peasants.

I loved it! :pinkiehappy:

You know, I absolutely love it when someone takes an absurd story idea and not only makes it work, but makes it entertaining. Great job, here! :twilightsmile:

so freak funny, what start as a prank only end up as with twilight end up make new alicron

That's going to be an awkward story to tell the child later, "Well you were born because your aunts Celestia and Luna tried to play a joke on me... So I kinda broke reality for a few moments."

Spike is right as usual. As for Celestia thinking Twilight can't hatch an egg I think she is forgetting who her student is and what she has done.

LOL LOVE IT! I wish there was a chapter 3 were the three Princesses go up to Twilight's room and see the baby and to read how they will react and the talk they are doing to have with Twilight and maybe even have Discord pop out of no where to put his input into this.

This was golden

Now can we see the aftermath?


7662577 i agree i can also see everything twilight ever done was just prank the princess try to pull but twilight goes though with it and make it work some how break the law of everything, to get it to work.....

7662450 Do it. You know you wanna!

7662632 Oh just think on how Twilight going to react when she finds out about how the egg had no real life in it and it was a prank and Discord might start to bug Twilight about how she did it just so he could make a Discord Jr.

This is the best story to describe Twillight's awesomeness :) hope we hear more stories about the foal and the further reaction on the princesses and friends.

7662640 one of few thing could happen eihter A) she just magic the foal away, B), "what another prank dam it" or C) oh well atleast flurry heart has a cousein now.
and please discord will have a discord JR when he knock up fluttershy

7662450 *finishes lunch, wipes mouth with napkin* OK, now that I have THAT out of the way .....


MOAR! <3

There was only one thing Twilight Sparkle could do, and it would have to be now!

Rush the egg off the the kitchen for a heaping measure of chives, cheese, peppers, shiitake mushrooms, and onions to make a nice alicorn omelette?


The egg more than likely unfertilized; surely Twilight would remember doing...that...with a stallion.

7662397 Well, when a Mommy alicorn gets pranked by her metaphorical "sisters" and Daddy 'Magic' get together... :trollestia:

7662403 Oh trust me, an alternate universe version of her knows this VERY well (just ask her about the SEVEN times in a row she and Green Grass did it to make their foal). :raritywink:

You'd think they'd know better, considering the target of the prank is possibly the only pony with a previous history of magically hatching eggs of mysterious origin :rainbowlaugh:

7662648 :twilightoops: okay I think he would go for Celestia yes I have a twilightXcelestia fic but it is just for fun I'm more of a celestiaXdiscord fan but am fine with twilightxcelestia and even twilightxluna fics but again I think discord would go for celestia. And think really heard Twilight is not the type of pony that would take a life so do you really think she would go with chose A???:ajbemused:

That certainly was a cute, silly ending.

It was a near thing too: I do not think Celestia and Luna really though through all the consequences of their prank. The obvious "Twi-mum will overturn the laws of magic to hatch her baby" issue aside, Celestia's life detection spell was fading leaving Twilight believing that her "baby" was dying in the egg. No telling just how distraught she would have been if the "baby" died before it could hatch or to what lengths she would have gone to in order to "save" her baby... Necromancy anyone?

7662698 The soul would either be gone, tortured or stuck in a half-decaying body, I really doubt she'd even consider it for long.

Georg #37 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · · Six ·

7662698 Friendship is Zombies - Necromancy is Magic.

No matter what Celestia or Luna may claim, Harmony took one look at Flurry Heart and did this:

That was awesome. I want to see more like this. Twilight as the Element of Magic, and the mare who fought a monster with the magic of a continent to a standstill.

There's been an abundance of fics saying Twilight was never really any good at magic. Just a little bit more powerful than your average Unicorn. Even after she became an Alicorn. Personally, I think it's revisionist history because Starlight was able to beat her. Instead of being willing to cop to the idea that the writers made Starlight possibly the most powerful Unicorn ever, they decided to say that all the past proof and Twilight's previous accomplishments really don't account for her being very powerful whatsoever.


So yeah, love seeing the Twilight who (paraphrasing from another fic) "Does at least one impossible thing before breakfast."

Like magic Alicorn parthenogenesis.

Also, fuck yeah Twimom.

I love this story, it has alot of character and describes Twilight to a T. Spike the lovable dragon he is knows his mother well indeed.

I would very much like to see a sequel or the continuation of this story, it has sooooo much potential its unberable to sit here not reading something like this!

shardfff #41 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · 13 · Six ·

celly and luna are the ones who crafted the egg, so dose that mean the resulting alacorn is a product of insest? :/

Rocinante #42 · Oct 22nd, 2016 · · 1 · Six ·

I rationalize the Starlight issue by saying she has a knack for the finer theory, and a bit more focus. Twilight has her beat by a wide margin on power and breadth of knowledge, but Starlight has the ability to focus on one topic and understand its finer workings.

They would be truly terrifying if they pooled their talent.

Please... Oh please I want to see the aftermath... And the character.... Oh please mighty georg, please?


Magic, bitch, that's how.

This has earned a fave, like, and now has me waiting for more.

Even the most powerful masters of the arcane arts would struggle to create life out of a fake egg.

Twilight? Twilight creates gods.

Oh my god, you and me both! How dare there be a cliffhanger?? LOL

(Seriously though, if the author doesn't want to continue, that's just sarcasm.)

I love how nonchalant Spike is about everything happening. It's just another day in the life of Spike the Dragon.

Egged on by Celestia, Luna assisted to set up Twilight to "lay an egg"? I'm pretty sure this is a deleted scene from Pen Stroke's "Glimpses".

Variation 6: What if it hadn't been the cultists who had resurrected Nightmare Moon as Nyx?


(Now try thinking of Nyx with a straight face...) :raritywink:

Why do I get the feeling that's a story somewhere on here.
I also have a strong urge to find and read that story...

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