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Shadowmane PX-41


Just your average british lad. I write things for a living. It’s the strangest living you’ll ever find, second only to my inability to take myself off of the grid.

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Somnambula went off to defeat the Sphinx, in the hopes that she would save the prince.

As it would turn out, she might need saving instead...


This starts out as a comedy, but then transforms into an adventure. It would be slice of life, but the pyramids in Southern Equestria could be on the very edge of the region itself.


Art by the ever talented DoubleWBrothers.

Chapters (15)
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so adorable and awesome and cute and floofy and daww

"Som-nam..." Fwynxie had her own challenge, as she tried to pronounce the name of the pony standing before her. She had never seen a pony with a name like that, and ended up scratching her own chin with a paw as she tried to get it right. "Som-nam... Som-nam..." In the end, she drew together how similar the sound was, put on a bigger smile, and exclaimed, "Som-Mama! Mama!"

Before she could even think about turning away, Fwynxie reached over and pulled the pony into a powerful hug, squeezing her so tenderly that her eyes began to pop out of her head. "I lub you, Som-Mama!" She squealed, lifting her back paws off of the ground as she cooed softly.

:rainbowlaugh:

"Dear Celestia above, what have I got myself into? " Somnambula despaired as she once more found herself ensnared in the sphinx's enrapturing hugs and cuddles.

You have gotten yourself into the world of cuddles my dear Sommy...:rainbowlaugh:!

Hugs! :rainbowkiss::rainbowwild:

*hugs everyone*

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!

That comic I showed you on Discord few days back inspired this didn't it?

Edit: Read the Author's note, and correct. Looks to be an interesting, and rather cute story. Got my attention.

Aw! So cute! I'm definitely tracking this!

Well, you have my attention. Though Somama talks to herself quite a bit, and it's a little distracting. Anyway, this definitely gets a follow.

Welcome to motherhood, Somnambula. :rainbowlaugh:

suggestion; instead of letting her shout "Dear Celestia above" let it be "Thoth, give me strength,,,". or if your going to keep the sun thing.."Shining Ra above!"

Ri2

So...the Prince is coming back at some point, right? Right?!

I would like her to actually adopt here.

I actually hope that she either takes the Big/little one with her out of there or is just going to turn up in the future together with her.

8914652 Eh, who cares. Eat him, or whatever! :pinkiecrazy:

"Dear Celestia above, what have I got myself into? " Somnambula despaired as she once more found herself ensnared in the sphinx's enrapturing hugs and cuddles.

I am imagining Starswirl telling them what she and Luna were able to do, and suddenly hailing her as a source of infinite magic similar to that of a god's.

Well, it's your own fault for being so squishable :rainbowwild:

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Would you like to take over this story because I think you might be able to improve it with your ideas. Yo author, give this kid a chance!

“Now look at the big baby!”

“Mwuah.”

All I can say is, give me more.

Awww, this is adorable~ I absolutely love this story and I'm a sucker for parent/little kid stories.

As for the sphinx's popularity, that's chalked up to having both a good design and being more Egyptian based in this instance, something we really haven't gotten before so she was something unique. As well, she has more lasting power then most background/once off characters. (Which I don't find odd, since she has more character then most background ponies that got famous for whatever reasons.)

Smol pon to big pon; "Hey, little one..."

And despite the giant size of it, it didn't look harmless in the slightest.

I've never found giant monster babies to look harmless either. :raritywink:

Before she could even think about turning away, Fwynxie reached over and pulled the pony into a powerful hug, squeezing her so tenderly that her eyes began to pop out of her head. "I lub you, Som-Mama!" She squealed, lifting her back paws off of the ground as she cooed softly.

So this is now happening...

8916206 And she's still lurking out there somewhere... ready to gobble up ponies in REVENGE!!

*checks watch* It's just about time for Ponyville's next destruction, anyway. :trollestia:

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*hugz back*:twilightsmile:

But seriously, this was a cute story :pinkiesmile:

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Oh, just stay tuned. There’s MORE...

As Somnambula walked into the temple, the air around her began to grow more and more pungent. A certain smell that she couldn't make out began to fill her ears. A combination of dung, rubber, and some faint traces of powder as well. Well, whatever it was, she had no clue what it could have been. She had smelt no incense like it before.

Just thought I'd point that out. Unless she can realy smell through her ears. :applejackconfused: Anyways loving it so fare. You will take my thumbs up and you will like it!

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Thanks for pointing that out and for liking the story.:pinkiehappy:

Poor Som-mama-san. She's going to have her work cut out for her. I'm surprised she hasn't died of cuteness at this point

(Haven't read the latest chapter yet, still commenting on the first one.)

Very cute! :pinkiehappy:

I do have to repremand Somnambula for trying to simply leave poor Fwhinxy alone. :rainbowderp:
That is not what you do when you find a young child all by themselves! :flutterrage:

At least ask her about her parents first! Maybe they're just at work or something. (Whatever that work is is left up to the imagination. :raritywink:)

Or, if poor Fwhinxy is all alone, then .... well congratulations Somnambula, you've been green-lit for adoption. :rainbowwild:

...How is she gonna explain that to her parents? :twilightsheepish:

Bonus ideas:

Fast forward several years later, and the Sphinx is in her teenage rebellious phase. Probably it is then she does something that is later misinterpreted as the story we heard in the show.

Fast forward 1000 years later --- the tearful reuinon between Sphinxy and her mom. :twilightsmile:

I wonder if there's some kind of enchantment that makes Fwynxie not tire out. :eeyup:

I read this with my relentlessly needy and affectionate maine coon cat rolling around on my lap. I know your pain, Sommy.

Poor Sommy... Hey, look at this way, you could have died a horrible death by fangs and claws. ...Though some part of me suspects some part of you would have preferred that.

“Statue tickling?”

I wonder what that is? Will it be revealed later?:applejackunsure:

Som-mom-bula.

Well, Somnambula almost made it out, to her credit. But Sphinxes are like Dragons, they guard their treasure jealously so.

I take it back. I think I prefer snake pits and spike mazes to this... Somnambula groaned and blacked out, feeling the whole world vanish before her eyes.

At the rate that you're going Somnambula, I'm not surprised:rainbowlaugh:!

"By the stars above, end my suffering... " Somnambula pulled her eyes open just barely before she released them and they fell shut again. Only momentarily, though, as Fwynie kept on raspberry-ing her tummy and making it impossible for her to sleep.

I said it before and I'll say it again: Poor, poor Somnambula:rainbowlaugh:!

The solution to this is obvious. Somnambula must gently tap the top of Fwynxie's tushy until she becomes annoyed, then she'll let her go! Disclaimer: This may result in being swatted with or without claws, which may be deadly from a Sphinx.

i'm not sure if I should feel sorry for som-mama or happy

Truly, a fate worse than death :twilightoops:

Poor Somnambula. At this rate she's gonna live up to the sleepwalking aspects of her name. :ajsleepy:

What if Fwynxie herself is the treasure? That would explain all the traps intended to stop anyone from leaving her.

...Fwynie kept on raspberry-ing her tummy and making it impossible for her to sleep.

Oh dear, tickle torture AND sleep deprivation: the ultimate torture...:trixieshiftright:

“Nuh-uh. No cwoo. Me can do it.” Fwynxie shook her head. Even though she was young, she didn’t want to just have the answer spoonfed to her. Eventually, she came up with an answer. “Is it... bwick?”

Could also be 'wood'. Wood is used for building structures and for fires, providing both shelter and light.

Might also apply to glass, which can be made into windows which provide both shelter and light, as well as being fashioned into all manner of objects and ornaments.

And with no food or water, Somnambula dies in less than a week.

:trollestia:

Reading this make me want to a baby sphinx of my own! So freaking adorable!

Ri2

I'm not finding this as cute as perhaps I should because Somnambula is being held against her will

I'm sorry... I need to go somewhere. Runs off to the other side of the room to laugh at the Sphinx's antics, and Sommy's reactions.

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