• 50+ of the Best Fanfics to Read For Chrysalis Day!

    Even a bug queen needs to read sometimes. Either that or she forces her loyal minions to act out books so she can chill and be lazy.

    Head on down below the break for a ton of fanfics. So many. All dedicated to Chryssy.

    Slice of Life

    Festival of Lights by Cascadejackal
    Once, every decade, the changeling race prepares for their most sacred of days.
    It is a celebration of life, of the past, of the bond between all Queens, past and present, and their subjects.
    It is a time of joy, when all changelings return from the world beyond Flutter Valley to be with their families.
    But one filly looks forward to it more than most. For Chrysalis, future Queen of the Changelings, this is her first Festival of Lights and her first step on the road to becoming Queen.

    A Changeling at the Breakfast Table by Hopeful_Ink_Hoof
    It's breakfast time for Twilight Sparkle, and she finds an unexpected guest at the table.

    Time-Out Tuesday by Majin Syeekoh
    Starlight returns from the marketplace to come across two sworn foes calmly sharing tea, much to her confusion.
    Much to her confusion.

    To Love Being Loved by NotARealPonydotcom
    Not too far into the future, Twilight Sparkle visits Queen Chrysalis, in response to a letter stating her intention to ask forgiveness for her crimes against Equestria.

    Hard Chitin and Soft Fur by An Intricate Disguise
    Filly Twilight is teleported far, far away from Celestia. Now Chrysalis has her, and she's fully intent on keeping her.
    But maybe the powerful, loving filly is more than Chrysalis expected?

    Chrysalis Adopts a Cat! by Erudite Muffin
    Defeated and separated from her beloved hive, Chrysalis finds herself at a quaint little town named Ponyville. Fuming and down on her luck, she also finds herself in much need of love. But as our dear changeling queen discovers, love can come from the most unexpected sources.

    Chrysalis Saves Hearth's Warming by Kris Overstreet
    The secret of Santa Hooves is, there's not just one. There are thousands... all of them changelings, bound by an ancient pact to deliver presents in exchange for love to get through the winter. Times have changed, and the changelings no longer need the love, but they honor the pact... even Queen Chrysalis.
    Even though it goes against everything she believes.
    Because some ancient beings you just don't cross- even if it means dealing with a little pony brat who wants to bake cookies on Hearth's Warming Eve.
    Besides, every year somepony has to save Hearth's Warming. This year it's Chryssy's turn.

    "WHERE IS IT!?" by Majin Syeekoh
    Chrysalis corners Celestia about an old debt.
    Dodging ensues.


    An Offer She Can't Excuse by psychicscubadiver
    Dear Celestia,
    If you're reading this it means my infiltrators are better than your guards. Boom! Point to Chrysalis. But seriously, don't take it too hard. Changelings are just naturally better than ponies at so many things. That being true, wouldn't it be a lot easier to work with us instead of against us? Don't worry, I'm not talking about another coup. I'm talking about a real partnership, an opportunity that you just can't afford to pass up.

    Change is Good by ocalhoun
    Princess Celestia sets out to reform Queen Chrysalis. Easier said than done.

    Changeling Courtship Rituals by Codex Ex Equus
    For years, Twilight Sparkle and Queen Chrysalis have been at each other's throats. Both have experienced victory over the other, and both have experienced defeat. Out of all the creatures in Equestria, none despise each other the way the pony Princess and changeling Queen do. They seemed destined to remain locked in battle forever, or at least until one is finally dead at the hooves of the other. The cruel insults, the vicious loathing, and the powerful spells that have passed back and forth between them at each meeting have become the stuff of legend.
    Imagine Twilight's surprise when she finds out changelings consider this dating.
    And now they're married.

    Changeling: The Movie by Obselescence
    "Dear Princess Celestia, as your (former) most faithful student, I feel I have to warn you that this is probably a trap. Chrysalis cannot possibly be serious about this. Why would anyone, much less her, want to shoot a documentary on us?"
    Chrysalis, queen of all the changeling hives and infinitely cunning architect of their plans to conquer Equestria, has a problem: She knows diddly-squat about ponies. But Chrysalis is cleverer than most—or all—changelings, and she's already devised a brilliant solution to this trifling issue: Make a movie about them.

    Dirty Prancing by PresentPerfect
    That was the summer nine hundred and sixty three years after Discord's fall, when everyone called me Chryssy and I knew better than to correct them. That was before Princess Luna was banished, when ponies and changelings mingled without fear. When all I wanted was to best my sisters and become queen. When finding a mate was the furthest thing on my mind. That was the summer we went to the Macintosh Hills, on the border of changeling and pony lands...
    A ponification/parody of Dirty Dancing.

    Changeling Space Program by Kris Overstreet
    It turns out that the magical land of Equestria is not a flat plane covered by a bowl of stars after all. This is big news to Queen Chrysalis. If the moon is actually a place, then she can travel there, claim its magical energies, and finally get revenge on Celestia, Twilight Sparkle, and everypony else.
    Of course, there are problems. One problem is that everypony else is also rushing to get into space. Another problem is that Chrysalis really has no idea how to do it. Fortunately a certain earth pony with a taste for cherries is willing to help... provided she gets to fly the ship, and provided Chrysalis keeps the space program honest and open and legal.
    Together, Chrysalis, Cherry Berry, and a horde of brave-but-dumb changelings will make world history... or, more likely, they'll make a lot of really big explosions.

    Beyond Lewd by little big pony
    Sometimes, there are states of emotion that can overwhelm even the mightiest of creatures; or so they say. Queen Chrysalis had never taken stock in such tales, nor the creatures that told them. Until today that is.

    Changelings, Changelings Everywhere by Benman
    What are the chances your favorite pony was secretly a changeling all along?
    Yeah, probably about one in one.

    Ménage à - Quoi?! by Noir de Plume
    Shining Armor has everything - the wife, the house, the life. So when he rolls over to find the creature that crashed his wedding and nearly wrecked his chance at happiness snuggled oh-so-sweetly at his side, with his darling Cadance at his other, it's all he can do to keep it together and try to assemble the missing pieces.

    I Don't Want to Grow Up by Orbiting Kettle
    Family is a complicated thing, it comes with all sorts of expectations, hopes, and unsolicited advice.
    It also implies an abundance of drama, this time involving a Changeling Queen, an unlucky messenger and, at least tangentially, a rubber duck.

    Breaking Out to Avoid Being Broken In by Justice3442
    An infiltration attempt goes from ‘wildly successful’ to 'weird and confusing' in record time.

    Chrysalis's First Royal Meeting by Chaospaladin
    It's been two years since Chrysalis and her hive's reformation, but tensions are high as ponies are still getting used to the idea of working with changelings. Twilight Sparkle, determined to open up Chrysalis to the idea of friendship, convinces her to attend the annual royal meeting. To everypony else, it's simply a mundane meeting to catch up on current events. To Chrysalis, she would be in a room with all those who were once her mortal enemy.
    No pressure.

    This date is going to be perfect! by Crystal Moose
    Chrysalis has kidnapped Celestia, so she has Twilight Sparkle right where she wants her!
    And Celestia really doesn't want to hear about it.

    All Along by Equimorto
    Celestia thought she knew her sister. She was sure that nothing could surprise her anymore. She was certain that there was nothing more that Luna could possibly be hiding from her.
    One attempt to identify a changeling presence in the royal guard later, she was coming to terms with how reality had decided to prove her wrong.

    This Day is Going to be Perfect by BronyWriter
    Sergeant Stronghoof has been given the highest honor that a guard can hope for. Without being promoted to Captain of the Guard, that is. He has been given the assignment to be a bodyguard to Princess Cadence herself; during her wedding no less!
    Now, technically he shouldn't listen in on her when she's getting ready for her wedding, but she's rumored to have a lovely singing voice. Once she begins singing, he overhears some interesting things.

    Live to Be Reformed Another Day by Fire Gazer the Alchemist
    Chrysalis kidnapped a dozen ponies, threatened Equestria, was betrayed by her own kind, and has now vowed vengeance on Starlight Glimmer before leaping from the ruins of her castle and flying off. She is definitely going to get away.

    Queen Chrysalis Does the Thing! by naturalbornderpy
    Word around Ponyville is that Queen Chrysalis is planning something.
    Something big.
    Something terrible.
    Something beyond imagination.
    If only Queen Chrysalis had any idea what that something was.


    A Mother's Love Never Dies by ocalhoun
    The bittersweet triumph of a mother's love, an unforgiving reality, and the unsung loss of a queen.

    A Persimmon Spring by Chuckfinley
    I, Queen Chrysalis of the Changelings, was a paragon of my kind. I was the greatest military ruler my people have ever known. I was mere months from conquering the most prosperous nation in the world.
    Then a strange dragon rose from the stone, and everything changed.
    I do not think of conquest any more. Now, I think of persimmons.

    Beneath the Skin of Monsters by YouJellyFish
    This is a short story about Queen Chrysalis' life. It starts with her childhood, where she finally makes a friend, to her adulthood, when tragedy strikes.

    Friendship lost... by nioniosbbbb
    Friendship is magic, but it doesn't always win the day.
    Twilight Sparkle knows this...
    Queen Chrysalis knows this as well.

    March to the Scaffold by Foxy Kimchi
    Chrysalis is brought to Canterlot to stand trial for her failed invasion. Thinking her fate is sealed, she is determined to be defiant to the very end. Loosely based on March to the Scaffold, the 4th movement of the musical piece Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

    Wither by -TGM-
    Two years after the Canterlot invasion, Queen Chrysalis is the last of her kind. However, she is confident that the Changelings will survive. They always have.
    The Ponies' help may be the only thing that will keep the Changelings from falling into extinction, but Chrysalis refuses to ask.
    She does not need it.

    Don't Let the Bed Bug Bite by naturalbornderpy
    There's a bug under my bed. Or at least I think it's a bug.
    It says it needs to stay under there to hide.
    I just hope it leaves soon. And doesn't eat me before then.

    Noblesse Oblige by Brony2893
    Being in a position of power is never easy, especially if you are the only ruler. Queen Chrysalis discovers this as the broken remnants her subjects begin to wither away without any love to properly sustain them, grieving over their fellow changelings who did not survive the trip home. Their population continues to plummet, and she is left with only one option.

    Queen No More by Blackwater
    The royal wedding is saved but at what cost? There was more to the changeling attack than was apparent and Twilight begins to wonder if it was all as black and white as it seemed. Queen Chrysalis was defeated and her rule was taken from her. With no food and no allies, she is doomed to the dreary fate she had always feared. When faced with potential tragedy, Twilight has to make one of the scariest decisions of her life. Does she help the dying changeling or leave her to her "just" end?

    Fall of a Monarch by Silent Quill
    A failed assault, a shamed monarch, and a spiteful sister.
    The world has taken much from Chrysalis, but when her own nation is stolen from her, with her life almost following suit, she finds herself granted kindness from an unlikely source; the very ponies who she had wronged.
    What kind of future can she hope to have, now that everything that she holds dear has been stripped from her?

    A Mother's Love... by Mayhew Cullen
    Chrysalis is dying and she has but one thought on her mind. When she is gone from the world, who will care for the one thing in the world she values above life itself?
    What will she sacrifice? How much of her pride will be thrown aside? To what lengths will she go to ensure her daughter's life? Will she beg a mortal enemy for mercy, not for herself but for an innocent foal? She is already willing to die for her child so what else could she give to be certain of the filly's sustained happiness?

    Best Served Cold by Carapace
    Twice, they denied her a great victory. Twice, she was left humiliated and beaten by pony hooves. But if there's one lesson Queen Chrysalis surely learned, it was revenge. If there was a second, it was where to stick the dagger in a loving mother.
    But there are some things even she can't foresee.


    The Enemy of My Enemy by Pen Stroke
    Through unknown means, Sombra amassed an army and launched an attack against the Crystal Empire and a changeling sub-hive. This forces Celestia and Chrysalis to meet, and agree to a temporary alliance between their kinds. Neither is happy about the situation, but for the lives of the ponies and changelings they lead, they are willing to do what is necessary.
    Yet, as weeks and months pass, the pair find working together is not as horrible as they originally believed. Is a lasting peace, and perhaps more, possible between ponies and changelings, between a princess and a queen?

    Transcend by Anonymous Pegasus
    At first, Chrysalis loathed him; the dumb-as-a-brick woodspony who goes by the name of Evergreen. But through circumstance, he is her only savior. And slowly, she comes to love the simple pony and his way of life. But her life as a changeling keeps holding her back. Will there be a happily ever after for them? Or are they doomed for failure?

    Read Me Like a Book by Carapace
    Chrysalis has the perfect scheme to bring Twilight Sparkle under her sway and have all that delicious love to herself. In fact, she'd dare say it's a real page turner.


    Motherly by Trick Question
    All mothers love their children, and all mothers feed their children. Princess Chrysalis and her mother are no different, except that to a changeling, "love" and "food" are the same thing.
    Well... mostly.

    Queen of Queens by JawJoe
    Our kind has it that the life of a queen is the happiest, for they are blessed with the shortest time in this world. A mighty queen will be remembered for eternity, forever residing in the hearts of her people. The greatest tragedy a queen can suffer is to be forgotten – to be stricken from history.
    I refuse to bend before oblivion.

    Coming Home by The Cyan Recluse
    Chrysalis is beaten. Her invasion of Canterlot has failed. Her hive has been scattered to the winds. And with Equestria on guard, love is in short supply. She has failed her people, and now the future looks bleak and grim.
    But there’s a change in the air. Chrysalis can feel it in her bones and in her dreams. Something is calling to her, drawing her and the remnants of her hive north. To the place the changelings once called home.

    Winds of Change by ClanCrusher
    Failing once in her attempt to take Canterlot and failing again in her attempt to take down Twilight, one would think Chrysalis would have cut her losses and let things be, but the queen has once again appeared, this time in broad daylight with no disguise and no army. Her weapon of choice? Diplomacy.
    Now Twilight is having to deal with the changeling queen, but surely putting up with her antics will be worth the knowledge she's willing to provide about her mysterious race and the potential undiscovered agents still within their midst...right?

    Why Are You Here, Your Majesty? by forbloodysummer
    Immortals are few and far between in Equestria, and they are all known to each other. Two of them are about to get to know each other a little better. Because one has just turned up uninvited in another’s private chambers. Maybe it’s time they had a chat?

    A Good Princess by HoofBitingActionOverload
    Prior to the events of "A Canterlot Wedding" Princess Celestia asks Cadance what ought to be done with the changelings that have been discovered living hidden in Equestria. Cadance's proposed plan of action is swift, brutal, and ruthless, but absolutely unnecessarily so. Celestia has never heard Cadance speak an ill word of anyone, and she cannot fathom why the young princess seems to so despise the uncovered changelings.
    Cadance just can't fathom why the uncovered changelings have chosen to forsake their own kind to live among the ponies.


    Canterlot Cantata by Ringcaat
    Things ended well in "A Canterlot Wedding", but the characters didn't always act as rationally as they might have! How might Queen Chrysalis's schemes have gone differently if she or Twilight had made other choices? This story is a three-part exploration of what might have happened in the season finale if...
    * ...instead of making a scene at rehearsal, Twilight had gone back to Spike for ideas.
    * ...when Luna said "Stay indoors, Twilight Sparkle," Twilight had actually listened!
    * ...Queen Chrysalis had decided to maintain her cover for Twilight.
    Curious? Read on.

    Integration by Raugos
    Caramel wasn't always a Changeling, but he's going to become one. And he's going to do it for the sake of his very special somepony.

    Thanks to Whisper Key for scouting them out!