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The man who likes ponies but also likes monsters... so what's wrong with him combining the two? ;P



This story is a sequel to Is a Shark Mare's Bark Worse Than Her Bite?

You are a unicorn stallion who has recently returned to your home in the town of Ponyville, after your recent vacation. As you unpack from your journey you notice a strange mare out in the rain.

Feeling pity, you invite them into your home and learn that they aren't all that they seem.

Warning!: The information below may contain spoilers!

Another monster mare story for all of you. For those of you who are wondering, Irisa is an Argapony, her appearance is based off of Argus from Greek mythology. It's a monster mare/girl concept (aside from perhaps the Gazer Monster Girl, but that's based off of a Beholder), I haven't really seen explored, so I thought I would give it a try.

Just me, trying once more to fill in those monster mare niches. :raritywink:

:heart::yay::heart: This story was featured on FiMFiction, 7/17/19. :heart::yay::heart:


Preread by Quillian Inkheart and Nailah.

Edited by: Quillian Inkheart.

Proofread by: ShadowblazeCR.

The cover art was made by: pillowrabbit.

Here is an image of Irisa, created by miipack603.

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Comments ( 48 )

This is a very cute story. Well done!:twilightsmile:

The mystery of the blue door

I'd really love a sequel, need to know what's up with that door

9734404 Thank you.

9734573 There is indeed a sequel in the works. :twilightsmile:

9734526 Oh, who knows.:raritywink:

(Reads description) So, you're saying that the one letting her in is a real sight for sore eyes?

9734874 I'm not quite sure where you get that idea. Unless you (the reader) think you are a sight for sore eyes, then sure, why not?

Irisa is so CUUUUUTTTTEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!:yay::yay::yay: Fluttershy has some new competition for the cute championship now!

9735375 I am glad you think so. While I didn't intend for her to compete with Fluttershy for cuteness, I am glad that you deem her worthy.:twilightsmile:

This is awesome and she looks so pretty in the picture and I think rarity ships them. And how can anyone dislike this it's awesome. And now I go sleep.

*lifts up a few eye tendrils*

...im very much Drawn to things where the core feature is eyes. Irisa is Beautiful.

Hrmmm... I suspect both Irisa and Jag have certain mutual “acquaintances”

Hrmmm... I suspect both Irisa and Jag have certain mutual “acquaintances”. And now I am concerned for Amble.

So I'm on my phone right now, however when I looked at the FiMFiction main page, it said this story was featured. Can anyone confirm this?:rainbowderp:

Well, it appears on the Featured list.:ajsmug:

9736374 Yay! :yay:

I haven't had a story on the featured list since my story, The Gorgony in the Evergreen (a story I feel was given more praise then it really deserved).

Thank you all so much for your support.:twilightsmile:

We need more monster pony stories. This was great and I for one would like to read more.

Not good if there's an Equestrian version of the ANT farm...the princesses need to be informed of this yesterday.

God help us if decide to pull a version of the "let's kidnap Cyborg stunt," considering it would probably be with Princess twilight.

Be praise! For our new WAIFU!!

The scar on her throat, her submissive nature, her fear of others, such things are sign of a her being given a tough time. I do not like those that do such things. :twilightangry2:. Perhaps, I could be allowed to give them a hard time. After all, I haven't broken out the training collars and obedience chips in such a long time. It would be a joy and an honor to educate others that would abuse these mares so.

9734726 First off, allow me to thank all of you for your support (even those of you who haven't commented but hopefully will see this message), I did not expect this story to be loved so much or for it to even hit the featured page. You are all AWESOME!!!

Secondly, there is a blog that I posted yesterday that I hope you will all enjoy. It does involve a future story involving Irisa, so I do hope you will take a look.

"Oh, you're so arrogant of the ways of mares," Rarity said.

I think you meant to say 'ignorant'.

Irisa is just too precious,

must protecc. :heart:

But in all seriousness I gotta say this was by far my favorite of the monster mare stuff you've put out so far. ( Just found you today, and read through the others ).

Amble was a nice slice of life, Jag and Holly were fun and made for good drama and a very heart warming ending. Somewhere beyond the sea was a very enjoyable recommended read. The dialogue between Fluer and Fancy in that one is Mwah! great. Blueblood was oddly enjoyable too.

Back to this fic, hehe. I suppose while the others were fun or interesting I just found this one really tugging on the heartstrings. Irisa just comes across as so vulnerable. The whole "master / maid" thing, while a bit sudden, hits a rather endearing cord with me. She's damaged on several levels, and she knows it, the protagonist can observe it. He happens to be the soft place she can land. The first place she can really trust apparently. The way she just throws herself into devotion, and how she's just so hungry for someone to be loyal to. It's puppy levels of adorable that make it stand out.

Now, the romance tag was placed on some of your previous fics in this series, but it's all been touched rather lightly so far. Bit of a tease really :trollestia:. If you do decide to progress our dear protagonist into a more committed relationship at some point in the future, then I totally cast my inconsequential vote in Irisa's direction. :pinkiehappy:

I mean, she's already living in his house now. No long distance worries there :rainbowdetermined2:

"Oh, you're so ignorant of the ways of mares," Rarity said.

"What is that supposed to mean?"

It was about then that the curtain to the changing booth pulled back revealing Irisa in her new uniform. The black dress complimented her frame very well as did the apron and the white stockings that hung tightly to all four of her legs. The outfit was rather charming on her.

Irisa blushed slightly at the attention.

"Oh, you'll see." Rarity winked.

plus rarity approves :raritywink:

is she a descendant of Argus Panoptes cause she kinda reminds me of him

9738172 While not technically a descendant of him, Irisa's design was inspired by Argus.

Aww that was sweet, I'll have to read the prequel cause this left me wanting more. Hope to see that beholder pony again, she's so cute.

Really good thing this got featured, otherwise I would have likely missed out on it. This is a really fascinating little world you're crafting, and I think this is my favorite entry so far. Don't get me wrong, Amble and Jag are adorable and endearing in their own right, but Irisa is absolutely precious. Can't wait to see who you pull out of the bestiary next.

Randomly stumbled on your monster pony stories over the weekend and have caught up on them. This feels like it is a build up to a longer story. This pleases the Bear as these are very cute and wholesome :3

Bear want's to peep behind the blue door.

9745928 Thank you. I am glad you're enjoying the series so far. I do have a few more ideas for the world that I hope to expand upon in future stories.

Why does this sound like the start to an anime?

It's a pun, in case you didn't realize.

I do hope he does see Amble again one day they seemed to get on well with each other. And maybe one day go back and see Jag.

I finally got around to reading this. Irisa is soooo kawaii. if I could I would like to use her in my upcoming story if you had no objections

9837907 Perhaps... Send me a PM and we can discuss it. :pinkiesmile:

Why does Irisa look like Luna so much?

I would love to see more stories with irisa.
(Edit-just realized I already commented on this, but my statement still stands, love irisa)

9855799 Thank you. I really like her too. :twilightsmile:

9985238 Awesome. Again, great review. I will try to see if I can make some changes in the future.:pinkiesmile:

As an aside, giving the more obscure beings of classical mythology the pegasus treatment is always neat. I'm one of the comparatively few people who had heard of the Ophiotaurus before the show used it, with the original acting as the source of the Godspyre.

After you purchased Irisa's uniform at Rarity's boutique, the two of you had gone to the marketplace and bought some groceries to help refill the supplies in your refrigerator. While Irisa's outfit did draw some attention, she seemed to be more confident when wearing it. This worried you a little bit, considering that you weren't sure you wanted her being your maid to be a permanent arrangement.

You repeated yourself here.
Also, is the blue door a reference to Bluebeard?


You repeated yourself here.

Yeah, that happens sometimes. :rainbowlaugh:

Also, is the blue door a reference to Bluebeard?

Nope. :derpytongue2:

Alright, I quite like the many-eyed maid.

Very interesting! I'd like to find out more about Irisa's backstory. What kind of monster is she,what happened to her,etc?

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