• 30+ Fanfics to Read for Lyra and Bonbon Day

    We've got another giant pile of things to read for Lyra and Bonbon today. As always, this is a different list from last year, so if your fav isnt here it's probably there.

    And thanks to Whisper Key for digging them all up!

    Slice of Life

    Fine Tuning by Tayman
    Octavia has been tuning her cello for way too long, and Lyra is getting sick of it.

    How Lyra Met Bon-Bon by butterscotchsundae
    Applejack tells the Cutie Mark Crusaders about how Lyra and Bon-Bon first met and got their cutie marks.

    Making Changes by HapHazred
    The Changeling Invasion of Canterlot left many scarred and traumatized, and Lyra is one of them. Her therapist advises her to make a new friend, since Bon-Bon is often busy.
    Things aren't as simple as they seem.

    And Tootsie Flute Makes Three by dlazerous
    Life is good for Lyra and Bonbon but something is missing. Bonbon wants more, she wants a foal and Lyra is faced with how to give the love of her life what she wants.

    Mistaken by Zephyrus Scary
    “Sometimes a lie is easier to take.” -and sometimes a lie is easier to give.
    Behold Heartstrings, victim of her own body, and know her…

    Lyra's Day Off by nanashi_jones
    Lyra works hard and often. Even her roommate Bon Bon knows this and knows to enjoy the time she gets with her odd friend. So when Lyra gets her first weekend off in a very long time, she looks forward to some much needed personal relaxation.
    Too bad her co-workers, Ditzy Doo and Time Turner, show up with a little bad news.

    People Are Strange by A Hoof-ful of Dust
    Bon Bon... er, Special Agent Sweetie Drops has come clean to her very best friend Lyra about her past, but there's one secret she's still keeping.

    Ten Degrees by Bachiavellian
    An unexpectedly warm day ruins Bon Bon's afternoon. Luckily, a certain mint-green unicorn is there for her, no matter the weather.

    Hey Sunshine. Help Me With This Crossword. by GravityDefyingCoffeMug
    They were actually making progress in the conversation department. “Hey, sunshine, you’re a genius, aren’t you? Leading an army and all that. Help me with this crossword.”

    Forever by D G D Davidson
    On the eve of her departure, Lyra pledges her love to Bon Bon.

    Crimson Wave by Summer Dancer
    Lyra experiences cramps at the wrong place and time.
    WARNING: Contains female period struggles.

    Stormy Monday by Bud Grazer
    Moving to Ponyville was supposed to be the beginning of a new, exciting life for Sweetie Drops, but things rarely go as planned...
    Then again, unexpected events sometimes turn out for the best, as the candy maker gets to meet a pony who has something in common with her: feeling down in the dumps.

    Bon-Bon's Average Day by articunos bitch
    Waking up late, a bad breakfast, a thankless job and a weird girlfriend make her life suck. It's nothing she can't deal with though, just sigh and move on.


    S.M.I.L.E. and Bear It by Moosetasm
    With the Mane 6 called away from Ponyville on an extended friendship mission, Special Agent Sweetie Drops is forced to wage a one-mare war against an inadvertent ursine apocalypse.
    Can Sweetie Drops overcome the well-meaning but self-destructive incompetence of her “Best Friend” and seemingly everypony else in town? And—more importantly—will Berry Punch fulfill her drink order before the bar’s destroyed, too?

    Four Mares, a Computer and Slenderpony by The Princess Rarity
    What happens when Octavia, Vinyl Scratch, Lyra and Bonbon all decide to tackle on the game of Everfree? They have to face the famous Slenderpony, that's what. Chaos and hilariousness ensues.

    The Brony Guard Unlimited by psychicscubadiver
    When the Brony International Guard came to town Lyra thought all of hers dreams had come true. Finally, she had proof that nopony could argue with. But there's something strange about these creatures who call themselves 'bronies'. It isn't just their weird humor or quirky behavior. They're keeping secrets from everypony, and only Lyra seems to notice, or even care. None of investigations have solved this mystery just yet, but with the arrival of some new divisions, she may finally have the chance she needs...

    Lyra's Deepest Secret by Palm Palette
    What possible use can Lyra have for a costume which looks exactly like herself?

    Helping...Hands? by RainbowDoubleDash
    Lyra Heartstrings, graduate of Luna's Academy of Magic, is going to have her first solo show - tonight! It's nothing major, just a few pieces for the Academy itself to play for the new student body, but with some of the most talented musicians in all of Equestria set to be there, the chances to make contacts and get her name known in the right circles is just the opportunity she's dreamed of! She just has to do a quick favor for Trixie first, and then it's off to Canterlot. Surely nothing can go wrong?
    A Lunaverse story.

    Harpflank and Sweets: A Very Special Episode by Cold in Gardez
    Lyra and Bon Bon, aka the masked superheroes Harpflank and Sweets, have been entertaining young foals with their stories of action and courage on television. But once a season, the network produces a special episode to teach valuable life lessons to impressionable young foals.
    A very special episode, with a narrator who is determined to make their emotional breakthroughs as touching and personal as possible.
    Whether they want it or not.

    Sweetflank and Harps by Blueshift
    For the past few years, Lyra and Bon-Bon as the heroic Harpflank and Sweets have defended Metropony City from various vile villains. However, all good things must come to an end.
    Bon-Bon is worried about an unexpected Cutie Mark switcheroo between her and her partner. Lyra is worried about how 1980s budget sci-fi show Blake's 7 ended. They really should both be worried about the sinister machinations that threaten to destroy M.A.R.E once and for all.
    They've been looking out for the city, but who's there to look after them? And is King Sombra, the disappointing villain of the difficult season 3, really as dead as he appears?
    Robots! Explosions! Muffins!
    Tune in for another exciting adventure of... Sweetflank and Harps?!

    Interrogation of a Traitor by Cobalt Dawn
    Somepony has stolen one of Lyra's most prized possessions, and she was nearly one-hundred and eighty-three percent sure that she knew who stole it. Not that the guard cared. Oh no. They needed things like "evidence" and "motives" and "for her to stop calling the guard with crack-pot theories."
    Well, Lyra wasn't one to give up. If it was evidence the guards wanted, then by Spode it was evidence they'd get. Hay, she could do even better than that, the guards couldn't ignore her if she got a confession straight from the culprit. Thief goes to jail, item gets returned, and Lyra's back in time for dinner. An honestly infallible plan. All she had to do was wait for the culprit.

    My Little Human by Lunaguy
    Equestria has been home to numerous popular television shows in the past; Hay's Anatomy, Doctor Whooves, Star Trot. All of these shows have had massive successes, and fandoms of varying size and reputation. However, there was one show in particular that sparked the hearts of millions of ponies, spawning an unlikely following of mares of all ages... a show primarily meant for little colts.
    Lyra was just an ordinary mare before she found the show. Now, she's an ordinary mare with an obsession for humans, like thousands upon thousands of other human fans. So when a summoning spell goes wrong, what will Lyra do when she finds a human in her kitchen? How will the rest of the fandom react to his existence, akin to how humans would react if a pony showed up in their world? Being a pony fan himself, how does Anon interact with the situation? How do the two fandoms combine with one-another and ultimately affecting the other's physical realm?

    From Sweet to Sour by Draconian Soul
    It's nice living with somepony you're close to. It's even nicer to share the same bed with that somepony, like Lyra and Bon Bon. Sometimes, it's just nice to sit next to them and watch your loved one sleep, especially when they talk in their sleep.
    But when Bon Bon catches Lyra talking in her sleep, she isn't going to like what she hears.

    Fly to Haywaii, Cheap by Rambling Writer
    Lyra and Bon Bon have always wanted to go to the paradise known as Haywaii. Unfortunately, it costs much more than a front leg and a hind leg simply to get there. Their dream seems out of reach... until Lyra finds a much, much cheaper alternative. Not only that, it's fast. It's easy. It's risk-free.
    Bon Bon doesn't like it one bit.

    Lyra and Bon Bon Screw Up by bahatumay
    Packing up your entire life and moving to Ponyville? Not a problem. Starting your business from scratch (again)? Piece of cake. Getting others to accept your lifestyle? Filly, please. Give me a real challenge.
    Getting ready for a wedding? ...Come on. This is Ponyville. Fifty bits says you can't even get past the invitations without something going wrong.


    Lyrical Musings by Grif
    Lyra, unknown to her friends, is obsessed with Twilight Sparkle. So much so that she is willing to do anything to win her love. Originally inspired by the madness of pony threads.

    Musicians and Dreamers by GrassAndClouds2
    Lyra is pleasantly surprised to find that her friend and mentor, Octavia Philharmonica, is in Ponyville. It seems that Canterlot will be having a three-month long music festival, they need a top-notch lyre player, and Octavia has recommended Lyra. Lyra is thrilled, of course, but torn as to whether she can really leave her friends for months to go play music in Canterlot. Meanwhile, Trixie is sure that this is just a political move and that one of the Canterlot factions thinks having Lyra under their hooves would be helpful. Unfortunately, Lyra is all too aware of how manipulative Trixie can be. She thinks that Trixie's warnings are just a selfish attempt to keep Lyra nearby in Ponyville, and is only driven closer to accepting Octavia's offer. Can Trixie patch things up with Lyra and expose Octavia's scheme?
    Lunaverse story.

    Saturday by Bulletproof
    Lyra goes through her usual Saturday routine at the Ponyville Mental Hospital.

    Soon I'm Going to Wake Up by shortskirtsandexplosions
    After a bad dream, Lyra goes for a walk in the park.

    Crude Stew by Ponydora Prancypants
    Twilight Sparkle has been appointed to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a Ponyville shopkeeper, and she'll start by interviewing the last pony to see the missing mare alive. Unfortunately, Lyra can't remember what happened to Bon Bon.


    Coming In From the Cold by Timaeus
    Starting over is never an easy thing to do. Lost, alone, and cold, sometimes a friendly smile and mug of cocoa are all that's needed to warm the heart.
    And right now, Bon Bon is very cold.

    Breakfast in Bed by Pastel Pony
    Do you remember the day we first met?
    Lyra and Bon Bon celebrate their one year anniversary together.

    What If...? by solsticebrony888
    BonBon and Lyra always have considered each other the best friends that they would ever have. However, when Lyra starts dating somepony else, this brings up feelings BonBon didn't know she had for Lyra.
    After 6 months, BonBon's feelings have only grown, and knowing Lyra didn't feel the same way broke her heart. To help with these feelings and that sadness that they brought with them, BonBon sees a therapist, which is where the story starts off.

    Carpe Noctem by Fire Gazer the Alchemist
    Only a week has passed since Princess Luna has returned and she feels she is ready to handle the Dreamscape once more. Unfortunately for the Princess of the Night, she wanders into one dream too many and ends up having to play therapist for an uncouth unicorn named Lyra Heartstrings.

    One Shot: Dance With Me by Royal Flush
    Lyra just returned home from the Grand Galloping Gala, completely exhausted from the experience. Bonbon listens to her tale and admits that she wouldn't have been very good company, seeing as she can not dance. The green unicorn was never one to take such a challenge lying down and offers to teach her the basics over a bottle of wine.

    Hold Me Tender, Love Me Sweet by Akumokagetsu
    Lyra and Bon Bon have been the together for the longest time. There's an unspoken bond between them, but even words left unsaid can still hurt.


    Can You Hear Me Now? by Starscribe
    Lyra Heartstrings has always known that humans exist, even if none of the other ponies in her life have ever appreciated that fact. But aside from a few enigmatic ancient prophecies and a popular fantasy series, there haven't ever really been any authoritative sources on what humans were really like. Years of discouragement begin to take their toll on Lyra's faith in the strange and wondrous beings with their strange limbs and ways of sitting.
    Until one day, when Lyra finds a strange device on the ground outside Ponyville, and it starts talking to her with short messages printed on its tiny screen. So instead of search for the device's proper owner, Lyra takes it home, hoping for the chance to talk to a real human.

    The Secrets We Keep to Ourselves by RoyalRainbow
    Ever since the Bugbear incident in Ponyville, the Super-Secret Anti-Monster Agency re-opened their facilities and welcomed back their fellow agents, including one of their very best, Special Agent Sweetie Drops.
    Overtime, the Earth Pony, who took up the name "Bon Bon" many years ago, seems to manage her double life pretty well ever since her re-acceptance. But little did she realize is that her tendency to keep details and whereabouts all to herself is taking its toll on one very important pony in her life as well as the only pony who knows of her secret identity: Lyra Heartstrings. So on one night, when Bon Bon returns from her recent mission and sneaks into their home, Lyra decides to confront this matter once and for all before it drives them apart even further.


    Everyland and Nothingland by Impossible Numbers
    When Lyra was only a child, she had an active imagination. So active that it far outclassed the dismal drudgery of reality. Of what had just happened to her. But she can't hide from the truth forever...

    Watch! Watch! by horizon
    There's a crime wave gripping the sleepy town of Apple-Morepone, and nopony on the City Watch seems to care. Corporal "Rainbow" M. Dash naps through her patrols, her partner Dobby is an infamous kleptomaniac, Captain Rhymes is a drunkard, and the entire Watch is a group of burnt-out misfits.
    They're about to meet a batpony (adopted) by the name of Carrot, visiting town to return an overdue library book.
    And none of their lives will ever be the same.

    The Curious Incident of the (Robot) Dog in the Night-time by Bradel
    For four years, a pair of alien observers have been living in Ponyville under assumed identities, performing cultural studies and avoiding unwelcome attention. But when a piece of advanced technology is stolen from them, the observers must do everything in their power to get it back—preferably before their superiors decide to blow up the planet.
    A crossover with the 'Culture' novels of Iain M. Banks. No prior knowledge necessary for reading.

    I Met a Pony in Hell (And We Kicked Ass Together) by shortskirtsandexplosions
    In a dark place named Tartarus, a subterranean hellscape between worlds, humans and ponies are paired together at random to survive a gauntlet of horrible monstrocities while the future of their realms hang in the balance.
    Now, are you buying that? Good. Cuz I'm friggin' tired of having to explain it all on top of dragging this annoying-ass unicorn around the effing corridors of purgatory along with me. You'd think the damn, burning yahoos who run this place would give us rest stops to drown ourselves in beer or something. Friggin' A.
    Oh, and some ponies and humans spill blood together and stuff. I dunno. Stop playing BattleDuty: Future Football and read this, or whatever. Like I give a crap...

    The Secret Agent by SecretAgentPlotTwist
    Reports of magic being used in Canterlot High School has caught the attention of a secret organisation. Not too much attention, as it’s probably nothing to worry about, but enough to require some kind of investigation.
    The agent assigned to the area is a junior recruit named Sweetie Drops, codename Bon-Bon, who is about to find this mission to be her most challenging yet. Challenging for a number of reasons.

    Final Mission by Sharp Quill
    The bugbear found me. I don’t know how. I don’t know who or what it’s working with, never mind what’s happening to me, but I’ll get to the bottom of this if it’s the last thing I do.
    Forgive me, Lyra.