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"Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear?" – John Lennon



After years of back and forward between Twilight Sparkle and her brother Shining Armor, the final round of the Sibling Supreme Competiton has ended, and the true winner has been decided.

And in the end, that honor went to neither of them. Rather, it went to none other than Spike, the young dragon finally gaining recognition as the little brother Shining and Twilight have always had.

A few hours later, Twilight and Spike take the time to ponder how the day's events have changed their perception of the past, and how this new revelation will affect their future.

...Also, Starlight is there.

Written by TheAncientPolitzanian
Special Thanks to "Spooky"
Cover taken from S9E04 "Twilight's Seven" (It gets a thumbs up from me!)

"Familial Words" is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art and comics penned by dSana, A.K.A. Stainless Key (Thanks for the memories!)

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A very nice exploration of that not so little detail from the 200th episode, and probably the best way to address its confliction with a proper headcanon. I still probably will kind of see Twilight as a motherly figure to Spike no matter what. :twilightsmile:

Regarding Father Knows Beast, Twilight probably has been Spike's guardian the entire time, so you could say that their relationship takes a few cues from say, Nani and Lilo... minus dead parents of course. It has been established he looks up to her, though that having been said, their relationship was always a bit too complementary to be what would stereotypically be described as "mother and son" (like for instance, Spike filling in for Twilight so she could go on vacation in Once Upon a Zeppelin). Plus, y'know, a child busy with being the princess' protégé shouldn't be forced to raise a baby when there's so many better options available.

(I'm a bit opinionated there, but still)

"B...." Oh, okay, I can see why that would be a problem. :twilightblush:

Please elaborate what the other mean of BSBFF stands for. It flew over my head. :derpyderp2:

Anyone who knows what's involved in parenting would know it would be impossible for Twilight to raise Spike. That's why it is more likely Spike sees Twilights parents as his parents.

B.S. :pinkiegasp: Bull Poopie!

:duck: Spike? We need to talk...
:moustache: Oh yeah...
:facehoof: She just realized he's royalty
:rainbowlaugh: We saw how long you two hugged during the heist!
:twilightoops: Wut?!
:flutterrage: Hugs Twilight HUGGS!

...Also, Starlight is there.

A good description of the episode itself.

I was hoping someone would write something like this.

This story is 120% of what I hoped for, good sir / ma'am.

Loved this little follow-up here, claws up! :moustache:

Whatever the show says, I'll always have a bit of a soft spot for Twilight and Spike mother-son stories; especially since many of the first MLP fanfics I read were by authors who subscribed to that headcanon. Including you, actually!
I'm glad you liked it!

Someone involved with the show (Pretty sure it was Lauren Faust herself, but don't quote me on that) once mentioned something similar to what you said. I did consider putting a reference to that concept somewhere in there, but I was a bit nervous it'd look like I'd just taken that interview and shoved it into Spike's mouth.
And regarding the "better options", the flashback sequence at the start of Twilight's Seven did seem to imply that Velvet and Night Light looked after Spike when Twilight wasn't around, so at least that was addressed in a way.

Sometimes all you need to make a good joke is a hazy memory of that one time your little sister somehow dragged you into watching Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 with her. ("BSUSB? Helloooooo?")

B.S. Bullsh*t.

A decent point.

I have officially received my first comment done in this format. This a very important milestone!

It just wasn't meant to be.

I was waiting for it to happen, too! Then, when two days went by with nothing of the sort, I just sorta went "Y'know what? I should be the change I want to see." And here we are.
And I also noticed you're following me now! I hope I'll continue to be worth your time! For future reference, I'm a sir.


Thank you all for your kind words and insights! Looking back, there are things I wish I'd done a bit differently (For one thing, I kinda rushed through writing some portions; I didn't exactly bring my A-game when it came to the grammar). That being said, those feelings do tend to surface when your ideas are filtered through the lens of hindsight. When all's said and done, I'm proud that this was my first story. The fact it got over the 10-Like Barrier is astounding to me, especially considering I'm a new writer who made the dumb decision to upload a story at 7PM on one of the busiest weeks of the year (NFL Draft, Avengers Endgame, etc.).

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

:facehoof: How the f:yay:ck did I miss that?

It was right there and I had some inkling in it but im like... nah

:derpytongue2: He's royalty!
:pinkiegasp: He's a dragon lord!
:flutterrage: He's a changeling king maker!
:ajsmug: A Crystal Empire hero!
:twilightsheepish: My #1 assistant and brother
:duck: He's my dragon
:trollestia: He's getting lucky tonight
:moustache: really?
:raritycry: COME TO MAMA!
:twilightoops: Rarity!
:facehoof: Spike.... Oh my...

Tragically, the moment was cut short when both of them remembered what the first two initials of "Big Sister Best Friend Forever" could also stand for.

Well, taking into account that that's fifth and second most frequent consonant first letter correspondingly, I'd say it can stand for quite a lot of things

Twilight should invite the rest of the family for this special occasion.

the art and comics penned by dSana, A.K.A. Stainless Key

Can I please get a link?

The link has been added to the description.
Have fun!

I think the big thing that blur's the mother-son vs sister-brother line is the timeline.
So far we know Twilight hatched Spike, that Spike then lived with foal Twilight and her family, and that the two were living at the school on their own at the start of the series.
So the question then becomes. How long was Twilight raising Spike on her own, vs how long was he raised by Twilight's family?

In terms of psychology. It's likey Twilight didn't consider herself a mother as a filly but did have a large part in helping raise Spike, and it's possible she rethought her relationship with him after moving to Ponyville and maturing into an adult.

"I love you too, LSBFF," Twilight replied.

...What an unfortunate spot for a typo. Twilight calling Spike her 'sister'', that's almost story ruining.

Holy crap, I'm an idiot. Fixed, fixed, fixed.
Oh my god, that was there for an entire year...

Having guessed as to what was frustrating her friend, Twilight's facial features took on a sympathetic appearance. "I'm sorry about running off on you, Starlight, if that's what this is about. As much as I love my brother, he kinda forgets to tell me things until the last minute. A lot."

"You're telling me," Spike groaned under his breath.

Yeah usually that always happens a lot I don't know why but it happens

This was a nice story and And I'm sure a lot of people talk about what makes twilight and spike are to each other Which to me yeah I was think of them as brothers and sisters This was a really good story and I love that episode awesome job on it


在英语中,“ BS”可能表示“Bullshit”,与说“屎”一词相同。



An enjoyable and well-written expansion of one of the many concepts that were introduced by what some might call the show's last 'non-finale big milestone episode'.

The way you write Twilight and Spike's bond is well developed, believable, and heartwarming, and I like the way it addresses 'outside theories' (both from the fans and other characters) and leads to an 'actual proper establishment' of Spike's place in Twilight's family. In many ways, I find it better than what the actual episode did.

Also, good on you for not forgetting to include how it would realistically be a problem if such a significant portion of the staff to suddenly needed to leave a school to take care of some sort of matter. Given the show's target demographic, I find it forgivable enough that the show doesn't place much emphasis on that, but it's nice to see how fanfic authors who have less concerns on 'meeting the target demographic' expand on those issues, and I feel you expansion both made sense and was funny, with Starlight's ultimate solution to the problem and the drastic measures she resorted to in order to solve it. (Incidentally, I don't know if it was deliberate, but I laughed even more upon realizing how at least this universe of MLP also has in-universe leaks in addition to the out-of-universe ones.)

All in all, a nicely done and enjoyable oneshot! Props to you!

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