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Reformed changeling Thorax approaches Spike and Twilight with a royal dilemma: reforming Queen Chrysalis. Twilight thinks she knows just the mare for the job - and that mare has a peculiar solution.

Takes place between "The Times They Are a Changeling" and the end of Season 6.

Written for NaNoWriMo 2021

Story inspired by cover art used by jargon scott.

A thank you to bkc56 for proofreading after publishing.

Featured as of 01/04/22! Thank you all so much!

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Written for NaNoWriMo 2021

But doesn't that thing take place in November?

Yes, I wrote it last Novemeber.

cool plan, but I don't think there would be many volunteers hugging in the beginning. Chances are, Chrysalis would either sit all day without getting hugs, or someone threw a rotten tomato at her.
It also seems to me that in order to provoke the crowd to hug, the first volunteer must be a secret figurehead to show everyone that it is safe.

Hey... no pony asked about the chitin crisp cookies...?

Pinkie giggled cryptically. “Oh, that’s easy: because hugs work wonders!”

Lol I got an image of Pinkie Pie being a changeling herself

banger fic but what about the s6 finale's reveal of what freely given love does to changelings
how does that factor in here
also this would be a massive diversion from canon that's frankly worthy of a whole-ass multi-chapter fic

This story is adorable. I love the cover art.

ALL the hugs for ALL the bugs!

hugs 4 bugs, baybee

The song I listened to while writing this was "Bounce Man Stage" from Mega Man 11.

You're working with Pinkie, what else would you listen to? :trollestia:


It also seems to me that in order to provoke the crowd to hug, the first volunteer must be a secret figurehead to show everyone that it is safe.

Or a foal. One that probably was somehow not aware of the events at the wedding (or just didn't care).

Very nice!
Good job!:moustache:

Bug hug sale. All hugs go to real Bugs! :pinkiehappy:

Such a good little story and totally fits Pinkie to a P.

That was a good story.

“I was. I’ve been talking with Princess Cadance, about Queen Chrysalis. She thought it was a good idea that I go back to the hive and talk to her,” Thorax explained. “You know, try to let bygones be bygones and all that.”
“And… how’d it go?” Spike asked, bracing himself for the answer.

Thorax is still in one piece, which is already a good sign.

Chrysalis looked at it once and frowned at Pinkie. “You can’t be serious about this,” she said flatly.

I would probably have the same reaction.

Around them, a few of the shopping ponies eyed the spectacle, murmuring to one another.

I would expect the Canterlot ponies to be more panicky than the Ponyville ones. I mean the latter are (relatively) used to dangers, considering what happened there since Twilight moved in.

“Huh, I guess it was for their hive after all,” one of the ponies in the crowd remarked, breaking their silence.

Of course! Would you ever doubt the word of a Changeling of all creatures?

Good story!
I enjoyed reading it.

A pale green unicorn walked stepped into the castle, and Thorax shut the door behind her.

remove one

That was nice. Thank you for happy bug story.

Awkward Chrysalis stories are always great

Nice story. I always wanted to see Chrysalis redeemed. :twilightsmile:

Short silly and cute. Hehe. Don’t forget the power of Boops pinkie

I do love my stories of ponkers being a genius. Warm and fluffy. Well done!:twilightsmile:

Sometimes, people just needed a hug.

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