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"I know writers who use subtext, and they're all cowards." -- Garth Marenghi


Silverstream and her husband Gallus are going to be parents! Everyone is so excited about their egg.

Well…almost everyone.

We’re Eggspecting! takes place a few years after the Young Six graduate from the School of Friendship and go their (mostly) separate ways.

New cover art by the truly wonderful Cat Scratch Paper. :heart:

Featured on FimFiction February 2019!
Posted to Equestria Daily!
Selected for the Royal Canterlot Library!
Translated to Polish by Zodiac!
Translated to Chinese by Disharmony Tree!

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That was heartwarmingly adorable, it's good to see more of this pairing. The world needs more Griffgriffs!

Absolutely adorable. Griffgriffs, that needs to be a word.

This might be the first story I've seen that features the Young Six post-series. Kudos for showing me something new.

And kudos for the nice, fluffy little story. Would definitely appreciate seeing a sequel of some kind.

Have a Like. :)

A nice, short sweet story. theme was pretty good about being scared of change especially since Gallus didn't have a functional family himself to get experience from. there was also some neat subtext about Gerald and the egg, I'm guessing Gallus was closely related and worried about his offspring suffering from similar ailments?

Powerful message there. I have someone close to me who had an abusive home life and faced similar struggles upon becoming a parent. The message that it's never to late to learn how to love like that (and that he'd never looked more handsome when he started to make that first choice in a long string of choices) is one that can't be articulated often enough. Changing how we are is a matter of taking it one choice, one day at a time. And I love that her response to his trouble was simply to love him more. Being a father will bring out the best in him; the next evolution of their marriage. Simply beautiful.

I've never been much of a shipper and I don't really ship any of the Student Six, just because they're so young. Despite that, I've always really liked the dynamic between these two. And this story? This story was perfect!

For what it's worth, I think Gallus will be a fine daddy to his griffgriff or griffgriffs when they hatch. Though that does beg the question: Does Mt. Aris not have parenting classes?

This is cute and perfect. You're killin' me. :heart:

Remember the douche and turd South Park episode? And Alien 4? I expwcted the baby to say “kill me” like that platypus thing Stan met.

Griffgriffs, indeed. :pinkiehappy:

Very gorgeous story. I love it!

Interspecies love at it's finest.

So stinkin' adorable! :pinkiehappy: :heart: I love this so much! I always thought these two would make awesome parents to a whole new species!

Thank you all so much! I’m glad I could share this story with y’all.

My headcanon is that Gallus really has no idea who his family is, but Griffonstone is a small place, so Gerald might be a close relative. The fact their egg is “abnormally long” worries him, though.

Thank you so, so much for this comment. This message is everything I wanted this story to be. :heart:

I think he’d be a great dad too, he’s already practicing his dad joke game. As for parenting classes, well, if I ever write up a sequel...


Wanderer D

As a parent, I approve.

This is cute, indeed.

Griffgriff, though, is outright cuteness!

In before Celestia pays a Royal Visit and sneakily steals their egg for use in her next entrance exam for her School for Gifted Unicorns.

Just fooling around. Nice story.

“Oh, probably nothing,” Dr. Salina chimed in. “A lot of first-time moms have their eggs pop out a little funny. But, every once in a while, a larger egg means two chicks.”

I'm not sure that's how the eggs work...

God damit i relate to silverstream so much
When i was showing off my garden to people i was alwase like look i made this from nothing way to excitedly
Also griffgriffs is the only logical thing hippogriffion is way to much to say

I like griffogriff a bit better than griffgriff.

A griffgriff - with the front of a griffon and the rear of a hippogriff!

They will just end up 100% eagle.

This was such a beautiful story. Short and oh so sweet. :twilightsmile: I wish more people would write about this couple more.

:twilightsmile: Griffgriffs? I like it!
:raritywink: My Spikey Wikey was so nervous he nearly burned down the maternity ward
:flutterrage: Easy? Easy? Sorry our baby draconequus almost destroyed all of Equestria if it wasn't for Twilightand her magic bubbles
:rainbowlaugh: Oh look Scoots isn't the only one to lay eggs!:facehoof: ...

:scootangel: Omelets DON'T COUNT!

:trollestia: So sweet I thought it was cake!

Isn't that still just a hippogriff?

I came into this with very low expectations. I leave it with very high praise. Well done!

Thank you very much, I’m so happy y’all enjoyed this story :heart:

To be honest, I have no idea what a griff(o)griff would look like. Maybe hooves in front, paws in back?

:rainbowlaugh: Thanks for the laugh!

That “I made this!” feeling is incredible, isn’t it? I planted some wildflowers last year, and even though they’re dead easy to grow, I was excited watching them poke out of the earth and start to blossom.

Uhm... magic? :twilightsheepish: Apparently there are a few cases of it happening in chickens, but it’s rare for both chicks to survive. I assume Dr. Salina is being reassuring around her patient, but she’ll read everything she can find about double-yolk eggs when she gets back to her office.

No worries, I laughed! Thanks for reading, and I’m glad you liked it.

Thus, the Griffgriff Wars were begun.
:trollestia: Whatever, I’ll have Twilight take care of it.

My god, this was amazing to read. Absolutely a joy.

Very cute story.

Two talons, one paw, and one hoof?

“Great!” Silverstream resisted another sudden urge, this time to hold up the egg and proclaim, I made this! Instead she slid to the edge of the nest for a little privacy while Dr. Salina examined her.

You see dat? I made dat...
(Just what it made me think of..:twilightsmile:)

Discord isn't a Draconequi....He's a GRIFFGRIFF!

“Cool. Then I must have had a thousand and one cupcakes, because I feel like I’m about to die.”

“Nooooooo!” she cried. Her arms flailed theatrically in his general direction.

“My last breath…is just enough…” he rasped in a voice oozing with melodrama, “for a final…I love you…”

Adorable and hilarious :rainbowlaugh::pinkiehappy:

That was incredibly adorable. Griffgriffs! :heart:

:facehoof: happy birb noises. :facehoof:


Discord isn't a Draconequi....He's a GRIFFGRIFF!

I can accept that headcanon!

“Then they’ll be our griffgriffs.”


I apologize for absolutely nothing.

Hehe, love the new cover art.

This was sweet

As for the tabloids: Perhaps it's time to consider passing some lèse majesté laws. Not to mention, anti-stalking laws.

Edit: Five downvotes? Because I think that maybe stalking Silverstream and her family should be illegal. Seriously?

Was expecting a silly piece of humour.

Glad I was wrong.

I happened to glance back and see the new cover art and just about coughed up a lung laughing. It's just so perfect.

Its so cute Grifgrif.

Its an Egg.

But its Sooo Cuuutee egg. :yay:

And will be even cuter than what I could get for grandparents for OC. Kirin Hippogriff cross. Front of Kirin, Back of Hippogriff. Result. Earth Pony.

My family is weird and has history so strange even Equestria looks twice.

At the new egg parents get together, I wonder just how many other variations we could get to see? It would be nearly as bad as Pokemon.:twilightoops:

My heart is now a puddle in my chest.

Aww. I was hoping we could see their sweet babboo ~ :raritydespair:
Or would it have been babboos?

Griffgriffs made my day. That would be something Silverstream would say.

Gallus, go lay down on the nest with your wife.

“Griffgriff!” she declared and nuzzled her head onto her husband’s talons. “We’re going to call them griffgriffs.”

And stop her from doing this.

A few days ago, I read the story, gave it a like, and added it to a shelf to read again.

Then you had to go and change that picture.
Totally had to come back in and add a comment.

El Oh El.

--Amused Spade

(Also, Griffgriff)

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