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Aragon


Quoth the raven: "CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW" (Patreon)

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Mr. and Mrs. Cake choose to commit a murder in their kitchen.

A feelgood story.


Winner of the Thousand Words Story Contest (Fluff category). Edited by King of Beggars, Mousse, and R5h.

Reading by TheLegendaryBillCipher.
Reading by The Mystery Fluttershy Fan.

Cover art by me! Heh, heh, heh.

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 35 )

This story was, ironically, written on a Thursday. I would love to say it's because I'm genuinely that hilarious, but tbh it's cause I am very bad at reading the calendar.

Does that even count as a murder when you really get down to it? I wouldn't prosecute that case.

I feel this'd count more like pest extermination. They should get a payment from the municipality for all the work they're putting in.

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I admire your dedication to your artistic vision such that you didn't just replace "Wednesday" with "Thursday" in the story.

In any case, every good superhero/magical girl team needs a good support staff. Wonderful to see these girls are fortunate enough to have one.

(And I'm shocked to see Twilight Velvet isn't mentioned. I'm sure that woman loves slaying monsters.)

Thank you for a lovely balance of bloodcurdling and heartwarming. Best of luck in the judging.

Heartwarming. I assumed the Cakes were planning some sort of cult business, indoctrinating Pumpkin in some strange ritual using the knife, but this is much better. They are good as good guys. It's good to see the secondary characters trying to take up the burdens of the mane seven as best as they can. I also appreciated the pun of demonicker. Moniker, nicker. Very nice.

What's this? A new entry from our esteemed Señor Aragon? Just a few moments...(readreadread)

Whoa. Oblivious Pinkie is Blissful Pinkie. (...didn't want to call her Ignorant Pinkie. That has a pejorative context.)

Yknow going in I wasn't sure if the "feelgood story" line was a joke or not, but this was legitimately heartwarming. Good luck in the contest!

Where can I find more art like the cover pic?

Adorable -ignores the trashing of a demon bleeding out on the floor-

You know how peeps recognize a Super Trampoline story from the title? I read the last sentence of the description and immediately knew this was your doing.

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not quite the same, but read his comics he posts as blog posts! They make me supremely jealous of and attracted by him!

I mean, a Wednesday is nice to break up the week. So thank you adults for killing monsters on an inconvenient day!

Genuinely nice, heartwarming even -- especially when they're opened. This is very sweet of them all to give them a break regardless of what it requires.

Would a demon horse crossing over into Equestria through the portal become a normal demon?

Totally went in a different direction than I thought it was based on the first sentences. A very nice one. :twilightsmile:

And from the kitchen—which sat behind the counter—came his wife’s voice. “What’s wrong, dear?” Mrs. Cake said. “Please say it's not another monster?”

“Worse!” Mr. Cake whispered back. “It’s Pinkie Pie!”

Oh this is gonna be good.

Plus, there was a demon horse writhing on the kitchen floor, trying to kill them all.

Wait, what?

The Demonicker moved its lips, but no sound came out. Mrs. Cake had seen Cheerilee shove a fistful of silver cyanide into the Demonicker’s mouth to burn its tongue; that’s why they’d all survived. Demonickers killed by speaking your name.

Oh. That's, unfortunate. Wait, Silver cyanide is a thing?

Because the adults often got hurt by doing this, and nobody wanted Pinkie and company to feel responsible. They made saving the world look so easy, even though they were so young.

Huh. That's, oddly wholesome.

“Ah.” Here Pinkie stopped smiling. “Well, sometimes Fluttershy gets a little scared. We’re there for her, but when we get two or three threats a day in a row, it, uh.” She rubbed her arm. “Sometimes it gets pretty bad.”

I like this. I REALLY like this. You excel at screwball comedy, but, I think the most interesting part of your works is when you let the characters have, well, human, moments like this. To show they're not complete sociopaths.

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Oh. That's, unfortunate. Wait, Silver cyanide is a thing?

Yup. Cyanide is pretty common, and it can exist in a bunch of different salts. Same with silver.

Yes, this is, delightfully, a feel-good story that centers around an impending murder.

But I think the truly astonishing thing here is that Aragón was able to successfully restrict himself to telling a complete story using only 1,000 words.

The main characters shouldn't be forced to do everything themselves.

Excellent story. Apparently it takes a village to help superheroes.

This story was everything it said on the tin, in perfect balance. Beautiful job! :twilightsmile:

It's sweet that the entire community comes together to help out the girls so they can have at least on stress free day! That's the Magic of Friendship for you..wacking monsters to help out your friends!:raritywink:

Aw, this really was heartwarming. The adults banding together to give their heroes just one day off per week, in silent thanks for all they do.:heart:

Greetings. Your reading has been completed and can be found below. I hope you enjoy.

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How did I know that I would find you in the comments? :rainbowhuh:

Howdy, hi~!

Absolutely adored this. It's so sweet that they do this for the girls and it hits that perfect blend of comedy and tenderness that was an amazing read. Thank you so much for this one~!

And from the kitchen—which sat behind the counter—came his wife’s voice. “What’s wrong, dear?” Mrs. Cake said. “Please say it's not another monster?”

“Worse!” Mr. Cake whispered back. “It’s Pinkie Pie!”

hehe, can guess what the silver dagger is for! blessed with the kiss of a baby, perfect

The Demonicker moved its lips, but no sound came out. Mrs. Cake had seen Cheerilee shove a fistful of silver cyanide into the Demonicker’s mouth to burn its tongue; that’s why they’d all survived. Demonickers killed by speaking your name.

augh i remembered how good you were at whimsical worldbuilding in Resting Witch Face, and this is yet another great example! great pun on "moniker" too, that took me a second

Because the adults often got hurt by doing this, and nobody wanted Pinkie and company to feel responsible. They made saving the world look so easy, even though they were so young.

But of course, that was the whole point.

augh, love this filling-in-the-blank of what the adults in their lives are up to when the literally teenaged girls are risking life and limb for them

—only blessed knives could kill Demonickers, and baby kisses counted, since they were free of all sin—

love this worldbuilding!

Mr. Cake was still hiding the dagger behind his back. “Oh?” he managed to say.

“Yeah! Monsters don’t attack every day, but they can attack any day, right? Except Wednesdays. I wonder why?”

Pause.

“Mr. Cake?”

perfect dark comedic timing, and heartwarming, too! it's a fun blend of elements that don't normally go together

And that day, Pinkie and her friends had a wonderful day. Wednesdays were great that way.

and that is what it's all for in the end! it's just so wonderful to see the effort do the good they hoped, augh


really loved this piece! it's great to see a story that takes seriously the idea of these characters living in a Society, or in this case, a community. that the girls' lives are somehow not at all impacted socially by their very open magical adventures make so much more sense if this is something deliberately cultivated for their sake by those around them, instead of the world around them somehow not being aware of what they're doing despite everything, which is how the canon material seems to treat it.

wonderful stuff, thank you so much for writing it!

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I'm like a shittier version of circa 2013 Regidar.

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True. They're only teenagers after all.

This is the only time where I will accept murder. Good.

Hello! Have a review. As I said there, this setup would be a mess in many hands. Good job you're not many hands! A story full of the brutalities of that world that is also truly heart-warming, well, that's great stuff. Faved! Congratulations on the Gold Medal, too!

Very nice, this is a pretty cool concept. I've recorded myself reading it and should have an audiobook version done soon.

Aragon was gracious enough to give me his blessing to use the creature from this story in my D&D game. HERE are the stats I came up with. I will probably re-edit and provide a different version of this that kills instantly instead of taking several rounds to do it once it learns a name.

The encounter proved very rough due to my over-estimating how strong I should make the creature, but at least it got the players thinking a bit.

I just FINALLY finished the third session (PLUS a skipped session) that the encounter took, so I am posting this here before I forget. Please forgive any errors the late hour has caused.

This is... very oddly wholesome and sweet. I like this. Fimfiction needs more stories like this.

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