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You probably don't know him.


This is the story of Bon Bon. How she grew up and what she did before she moved to Ponyville.

This is also the story of how Bon Bon met Lyra Heartstrings. And how they quickly became the best of friends.

Bon Bon and Lyra loved being best friends, but they both wished for more. If they only knew how the other truly felt…

This is a prequel to Lyra’s Journey, although you don’t need to read that story to enjoy this one. It largely expands on what little canon we’ve seen for these two characters.

For those who are perusing this story based on the tags: Note that the first three chapters are more accurately categorized as Drama and then Adventure. However, the last seven chapters are Romance/Slice of Life, which is why the story has been labeled as such.

Chapters (11)
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Comments ( 46 )

Why not add a drama tag, right now?


Chapter 1 is really the only chapter which is heavy enough to warrant a Drama tag. The majority of the story, though it does deal with the characters' emotions, isn't quite as dramatic. I considered adding the tag, but it didn't feel like it fit the story as a whole.

I'm liking this so far! :pinkiehappy:

I like where this is going.

I don't normally thumb up, but I have to make an exception this time. This has far too few views and is far too low a ranking for its quality. :eeyup:


Thanks, everybody. Clearly, I have yet to figure out the secret of high visibility, but even though not many people have found this story, I appreciate the kind words from those who have.

“Cutie Mark Crusader fireworks makers! Yay!”

A phrase that can strike fear in the hearts of even the strongest of ponies.

I love the slight adaptations for the Christmas carols.
I really like the seven-legged race. It was delightfully awkward and adorable at the same time.
Really, the only thing I don't understand is why you don't have more upvotes. :unsuresweetie:

During the seven legged race, you could cut the sexual tension with a knife and gut it like a fish. Brilliant writing, can't wait for more, I'm hooked, etcetera.:pinkiehappy:

"You make me the me I want to be"

Sure, sure. Mutilate my poor heart why don't ya? :twilightsmile:

This was an adorable story, one of my favorite Lyra/Bonnie ships I've read. You really took the time to let things progress naturally and it payed off! Part of me wants to hear more about the early days of their actual relationship now, but I am a glutton for adorable awkwardness.

Keep up the good work!

I thought this was a fantastic story. Thanks for writing it and keeping me up past my bedtime!

Great story! I've been looking for a good Lyrabonbon story and this kept me hooked!

finally finished? can't wait to dig in!

Three things.
1: the ending of this chapter was absolutely adorable. You get a mustache :moustache:
2: I honestly kind of skimmed the chrysalis parts. I know the plot of the episode already, so that's the only part I've skimmed in this story at all. :twilightsheepish:
3: how. In the sodding hell. Is this not more popular? It's cute, well written, fun, and I keep wanting more. I don't bloody get it.

Crud. I literally just said in my other comment I want more, and it's done? I still require more though:fluttercry:

You must sequel this. Please? :fluttershysad::applecry:


2: I honestly kind of skimmed the chrysalis parts. I know the plot of the episode already, so that's the only part I've skimmed in this story at all. :twilightsheepish:

Yeah, I had some trouble with that section. It felt necessary to include (both for character motivation and to better space out the big emotional scenes), but there wasn't a whole lot to add that we couldn't have assumed on our own.


You must sequel this. Please? :fluttershysad::applecry:

Well, for the time being, I'll shamelessly plug Lyra's Journey, if you haven't read that yet (it isn't a romance, but one of the reasons I wanted to write this story was that I was unexpectedly delighted by scenes in Lyra's Journey where Bon Bon and Lyra were being cute together). But I will say that I have ideas for a couple of shorter, one- or two-chapter stories with my take on Lyra and Bon Bon that I'll try to publish in the first half of 2017.

Plus, I've already written the outline for another novella-length story that will be a direct sequel to this one, although I don't anticipate finishing it until the real show hits its next mid-season break. But rest assured that I have more stories with these two that I want to tell!

This was an amazing fanfic. Thank you for sharing your talent with us readers! I had a lot of difficulty finding a romance origin story recently for Lyrabon, since the pairing was kinda taken for granted by the fandom. You wonderfully filled a gap and I thank you for that.

I'll await eagerly for what you write next!

P.S. If I can give you a small constructive criticism, while the changeling part is important for Lyra's character and her friends, we already watched that episode and as such that part was less interesting than the rest. Other than that, awesome work!

This was an amazing story, and exactly what I've been looking for for months now - which was a long story about the start of the relationship between Lyra and Bon Bon.

Strangely, it seems that in almost every lyrabon story out there, their romance is either in the backgound, or already established. The closest you get to an origin story is a flashback sequence.

I love the way you made the relationship work between the characters - and the way they speak, joke and act with each others was a delight to read.

Definitely convinced me to follow you for anything else you can bring us!

I'm confused as to why this story doesn't have a LOT more recognition. This is a fantastic Lyra/Bon Bon ship that actually takes its time to establish their friendship and histories before their relationship. It's very well written and well paced to boot, and comes out at a really solid length.

This is front page material, it's a travesty that a work like this should be lost to obscurity.


After getting similar results with additional stories, I've decided that it's probably a combination of two factors:

1. I'm not very good at writing descriptions that will grab the average person's interest (marketing has never been part of my skill set). Personally, across all media, I avoid spoilers like the plague, so when I write my descriptions, I tend to err too much on the side of not wanting to give away plot points.

2. The Lyra/Bon Bon coupling has been a part of the fandom since the first season -- I wouldn't be surprised if some people simply have no desire to read yet another story about their relationship.

Oh well. I'm late to the pony fan fiction party, so it's still fresh to me. I just keep reminding myself that I'm doing this for my own personal enjoyment. And even though the Featured box is beyond my grasp, I'm grateful for the people who have found and enjoyed my work.

Despite the lack of views, this was a great story.
Good job!


No guarantee but this wonderful story would likely get more views if you added it to a few more groups.




Would all be fitting places for your Lyra/Bon stories.

PS. Loving the story so far on chapter 7 at the moment.

which provided her with the power to convince him to propose to her.

This line makes no sense, something more like \/ would make far more sense with the canon of the show.

which provided her with the power to convince him to push the date of the wedding forward by months, without arousing suspicion .

Still a great story overall


When I wrote that part, I was trying to redeem Shining Armor for not telling Twilight about the wedding or even about dating Cadance -- my thought was that if the relationship had already gotten that serious, then he would have already let her know. And you know those royals... always doing impulsive things like getting married on extremely short notice. I guess.

Of course, that justification still wouldn't completely explain why the two of them went ahead and immediately got married afterward. (Maybe after seeing their love defeat Chrysalis, they realized they truly were meant for one another?) It's a problem with no good solution, and admittedly the weakest part of what I wrote. And all to try to make things right by a character who isn't even in the story. Lesson learned.

Thanks for enjoying this!


Or she is just saying random things and happened to hit the right mark.

Bingo. She thought the conversation was still about Bon Bon.

Your story has been accepted into the Good Grammar Directory.
Congratulations! :twilightsmile:

I know that the show never covered this but ima just gonna make it canon!

im kinda expecting a time skip, justa bit and i dont know why?

You should link your sequels together properly.


You should link your sequels together properly.

I'd agree, if it wasn't for the fact that doing so forces each story description to begin with "This story is a sequel to _________." For this specific story, the anal-retentive part of me didn't want to see that phrasing when this is technically a prequel. And for all of the stories in which reading the tens-of-thousands-of-words preceding story wasn't necessary, I didn't want to scare away readers. In my opinion, immediately announcing "This is a sequel to a story you haven't read" is a good way to get people to skip the rest of the description.

And now by this point, it's more consistent for me to not do it.

Prequels don't get the description note; their sequels appear in the sidebar.

This story was simply amazing! I loved it!

That is so sad! You write really well.

This is brilliant so far.
Totally feels like something I would watch as a spin off to the main show.

This story is brilliant.
It mostly feels right on with canon,it’s cute (huge plus in my books) and the two lovebird felt so right on. I also really enjoyed the story and read it in one sitting as I got glued to my iPhone screen till done. I really found it that good. It’s been great reading their interactions and wondering how they would finally break the news that they had been harbouring feelings for each other and yea. The ending and reveal was solid, I would have accepted more cuddles though.
How This has 63 upvotes (including mine) is beyond me. It’s incrediblely high quality and these two are totally perfect for each other.
Probably only beaten in cuteness by Flutterdash. You did good. I would not have said that earlier in the day. Up till finding your story these two were very much a background pairing for me.
Anyhoo, I’m off to read some more since it appears you have continued their tales :pinkiehappy:

I love the way you've tied this all together. It all makes sense and feels very natural.

“It’s no big deal. It’s all part of the creative process. Not everything is going to work the way you want it to.”

I think there is more than a little first hand experience talking here.

Good news! I don’t know what changed, but Princess Mi Amore Cadenza (the princess of love) has started to offer to help ponies who, as her representatives put it, “have a lot of unexpressed love.” I told them that I had a friend who loved somepony who couldn’t love her back, and they agreed to fit you in!

Well, that's not good.

Soo... after having had Lyra’s Journey in my favorite list for years, why did I only find this now?

Oh, well, now I have found it, read it, loved it.

And I see a boatload of stories based on this one. Needless to say, I am going to devour them like I can assume Lyra devours Bon Bon's candy.


And I see a boatload of stories based on this one. Needless to say, I am going to devour them like I can assume Lyra devours Bon Bon's candy.

Lyra: "I love devouring Bon Bon's candy. It's one of my favorite things about being with her. I just can't get enough! The part I love the most is seeing the pleasure on her face while I devour her candy."

Bon Bon (blushing intensely): "That's more than enough, Lyra."

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