• Published 30th Sep 2018
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Thorax is Phototactic - Deergenerate

Thorax tries to do his best while living in the shiniest place on the planet.

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Hearth's Warming

Thorax's little stint with the fireworks had gotten him a pretty long talk from Cadance and Shining Armor, alongside a rather lengthy stay in the Crystal Empire's Hospital, but it would be best to glance over that.

He did get visited by Spike, Flurry Heart, and the others a lot while he was there though, so that was a major plus. He had just been let out today, and he was excited to get back to the palace. He smiled as he walked through the streets, free of casts bandages or any other wounds. Changelings were very quick to heal.

He jaunted down the street with great joy until he arrived at the Crystal Palace. He turned his head to the Crystal Heart for a second as he walked. It was looking much brighter then usual, causing him to drool a little.

Then he shook his head. He thought back to what Shining Armor and Cadance had tried to drill into his head while he was in the hospital.

"Stop getting distracted by shiny things!" They had said to him over and over, although they used different words and different intonations.

Thorax shook a bit and whimpered. "It is just so shiny!" He shouted to himself as he fought with himself. The closed his eyes and rushed into the palace without looking. He ran straight into a Crystal Guard and fell on his back.

"Hey Thorax, good to see that your finally up and at em. You should probably go to the Crystal Throne Room. Cadance and Shining Armor might want to talk to you." The guard said as he helped Thorax up.

"Why would they want to talk to me about?" Thorax asked as he turned to go walk to the Thone Room.

"Its either princess business, or to welcome you back from the hospital." The guard said.

"Umm... Ok.." Thorax said as he walked past the guard.

Thorax started shaking in fright. What would Cadance and Shining Armor want to talk to him about? Was he in trouble?

Thorax couldn't help but hyperventilate as he dragged himself through the palace halls. Thorax couldn't help but hesitate when he arrived at the throne room doors. He gulped before he pushed the doors open and walked in. Upon entering he found himself in a sparkly room of wonders.

Shiny ornaments covered every wall, and in the center if it all was a massive tree coated top to bottom in tiny balls of silver, gold and blue. Thorax started drooling. "Shiny..." He said as he started walking towards it. He almost touched his nose to one, before he found himself grabbed in levitation and yanked away.

"NO!" Cried the voice of Sunburst. "Uh uh. Not a chance. I was told to keep you from becoming overwhelmed by shiny things. I am not letting you even look at them!"

"But Sunburst-!" Thorax whined. He could see, out of the corner of his eyes, Shining Armor and Cadance giggling on their thrones.

"No buts!" Sunburst said before he dropped Thorax onto his haunches in front of Shining Armor and Cadance.

Thorax pouted a little before he turned his attention back to Shining Armor and Cadance. His anxiety immediately came back and he gulped rubbing his elbow with his hoof, he almost started hyperventilating.

"W-w-why do you n-need me?" He nervously asked. Shining Armor looked at him with concern on his face and Cadance shook her head.

This unfortunately only caused him to tremble in fear.

"Thorax." Cadance said. "Calm down Thorax, you are not in trouble."

Thorax nodded and gulped before he looked up at the two. "R-r-really?" He asked frightfully.

"Yeah, we just wanted to ask a couple questions is all." Shining armor said. "Like for instance, do you know anything about Hearths warming eve?"

Thorax, surprisingly, nodded. "It's that pony holiday where everyling dresses up as a person who lived 1,000 years ago and puts on a play right? I remember Chysalis made me an infiltrator and had me hide in the crowd during one of those."

Cadance and Shining Armor stared at him for a second. "That happened a couple times yes..." Shining said. "Were you there for the time I played Clover the Clever?"

Thorax shook his head. "No." He said as Cadance took a sip of some tea and Shining sighed in relief. "But I was there for the one where Cadance was Princess Platinum."

Cadance's eyes widened as she spurted all of her hot tea all over the ground. Sunburst's eyes widened in response, but Shining just glanced over at her. "It sucked for you too huh?" He asked and Cadance coughed.

She nodded in response. "For some reason Twilight was the only one to have it go right for her." Cadance said crossing her hooves over her chest. Thorax cocked he head to the side and raised an eyebrow in response, then something caught his attention out of the corner of his eye.

"Anyway, Thorax," Cadance said as she closed her eyes. "It's not all about plays. Hearth's warming is about love, companionship, friendship, it's about being a pony."

"Cadance." Shining said.

"And I know you aren't a pony but I think this holiday is for you as well. Because being a companion, being a friend, being family. And you know Thorax, I have come to consider you apart of our family." She continued, unaware of Shining Armor.

"Cadance!" Shining said once again.

"I see you as a son, is a way of putting it. A son who I love dearly. When you first came to the Crystal Empire, I was unsure of you. I thought you might be an invader, or somepony who would steal my daughter and take her to your queen. I thought you would be evil, but now I see how wrong I was. You Thorax have touched my heart in the same way a child touches their mother's heart, and so I am going to say this. Thorax, I would be proud to officially call you a member of the Mi Amore family!" She said holding out a hoof for Thorax to take, smiling and with her eyes still closed.

"CADANCE!" Shining shouted.

"What?" Cadance said turning to Shining armor. Shining Armor pointed at Thorax who had flown up to the star that was atop the Hearth's Warming tree, not paying any attention to her, while marveling at it's pure shine and luster.

Thorax giggled while Sunburst tried to get him down. "Pretty light..." Thorax droned.

Cadance sighed and put a hoof to her head. "We really need to do something about him..."

Shining put a hoof over her shoulders. "Well if it's any consolation, I think that speech of yours was amazing."

"You helped write it you silly colt." She said with a happy smile.

Author's Note:

Sorry about the wait guys. I had kinda forgotten this story existed for a while lol

Comments ( 5 )

Huh, so Cadence is like Thorax' nicer stepmom.

I know it's played for laughs here, but more stories should have a parental relationship between Thorax, and Cadance & Shining Armor, it's just such a nice premise.

The only other fic I can think of that does it is Dear Small Pony Book, (and that's a master piece.)

I really like this story.
When i first saw it marked as "This story is inspired by the Lamp meme." by a user named Deergenerate i feared is was just a no effort trollfic but reading it it turned out to be a good story.
Keep going^^

If Thorax is any indication, Changed-lings are like Dragons, Crows and Magpies, their favorite colour is: Ooooh Shiny..

I've enjoyed this fic since chp 1. i look forward for more :twilightsmile:

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