• 30+ Great Fanfics to Read for Shiny and Cadance Day!

    Shiny and Cadance have had a ton of awesome fanfics written in their name over the years. Have a giant compilation of stuff dedicated to both of them or one of them! If your favorite isn't in here, it's likely in an older compilation over here. This is only for stuff that hasn't been in one of these yet.

    Now go read below! And thanks to Whisper Key for gathering them!



    Slice of Life




    Supervillains by TheSillyDuck


    Shining Armor and Twilight Sparkle live an average life in an average home in the most above-average city in Equestria. Growing up in Canterlot they are subject to the inner workings of the government and Princess Celestia. Even though Shining SHOULD be studying, when his little sister asks him to help her with something, how can he refuse? After all, there's only one reasonable course of action at that point: take over Equestria.


    Attack of the Mutated Zombie Orc Ninjas by Minds Eye


    Twilight Velvet returns home from shopping and has one very important question for her son: why is there a hole in the wall?


    Outshine by HoofAndQuill


    Shining Armor was proud of his little sister and her accomplishments. Her coronation day was nothing short of spectacular, but it only served to remind him that he would never be able to keep up.

    Princess Twilight was amazing, and nothing he could ever do could ever compare.


    A Chat Between a King and a Prince by PoisonClaw


    Weeks after Chrysalis's failed attempt to take over Equestria and the subsequent transformation of the changeling race, Thorax is caught off guard by an unexpected visitor to the hive. As the two talk, they learn more about one another, and possibly resolve some bad blood between them.


    Electra Complex by Majin Syeekoh


    Breakfast at the Crystal Empire―Cadance with her toast, Shining with his cereal, and Flurry Heart with her... innuendo?

    Shining Armor is pretty sure innuendo is not part of a balanced breakfast.

    Flurry Heart is of course aged up. Babies can't form innuendo. That's just silly.









    Flurrygeddon by Ponibius


    Shining Armor and Princess Cadance celebrate the birth of their first child, blissfully unaware that her arrival fulfills a dark, ancient, malevolent prophesy of doom. Calamitous events set into motion by Flurry Heart’s birth tear apart reality. The ground is torn asunder as sinister invaders emerge from the underworld. Ancient cults emerge from the shadows to herald the foretold arrival of their dark overlord. The Crystal Empire faces its most dire threat yet as a new, evil, and most adorable master launches her campaign to lay claim to the world to bring about a new era of unsurpassed evil.


    A Big Brother's Duty by PingZing


    Shining Armor's younger sister is many things: studious, awkward, devastatingly brilliant, neurotic, and occasionally, the rebellion's unwitting premier magical researcher in the fight against Nightmare Moon.

    What she is not, is an alicorn from the future.

    No, this Twilight Sparkle is not Shining Armor's younger sister.

    That doesn't mean he's not going to tease her mercilessly, After all, she is still Twilight Sparkle.


    Mine is Dorkier than Yours by NavelColt


    Whilst their younger siblings take part in Equestria's annual royal summit, newly-met Shining Armor and Pharynx find themselves alone in a waiting room, with little to talk about other than what they share in common - a passion for homeland security, and a dorky little brother/sister.


    The Marvelous Misadventures of Shining Armor and the CMC by lrft4_san


    While visiting his sister Twilight at her home in Ponyville, Shining Armor is accidentally transformed into a little, blank flanked filly. In order to hide her mistake while she tries to find a solution, Shining Armor must live as Twilight's little cousin Gleaming Shield. Things get worse when the Cutie Mark Crusaders meet the new filly and decide she needs to join their group in their adventures around town.


    The Symposium by Orbiting Kettle


    Every decade Celestia holds the Symposium, the most important forum on the state of philosophy and culture in Equestria, where the smartest ponies of their generation meet and discuss in a frank, open manner. Shining Armor is on guard duty, and he is starting to doubt that he will live to see another day.


    Uhhhhh... by Between Lines


    Shining Armor decides he is Twilight Sparkle.


    Pink, Fuzzy Alicorns Dancing on Hobos by Star Destroyer


    Princess Cadence has a new hobby, and Twilight doesn't like it one bit. Now if only she could get some competent help with her crusade...


    Shining Armor's Amour's Armour by Loganberry


    The Crystal Empire's Royal Couple are popular, successful and happy in their marriage. As if that wasn't irritating enough, they're also very good with words. The problem is, one of the words they'll need today is "Armageddon".

    Well, more or less.









    The Bitterness of Mortality by SilverSolstice


    Whether by the sword or the slow decay of time, Shining Armor will die.


    A Hollow Victory by naturalbornderpy


    The day of the Canterlot wedding came and went and the Changelings triumphed over all. Chrysalis should have felt satisfied with her victory, but still something large looms over her, while unexpected feelings have made themselves known. But what are the odds of the defeated stallion who could barely look her in the eyes ever returning such love? Maybe tonight that would change.


    Stained Glass by Palm Palette


    Twilight is a young crystal pony who has a serious problem. Unlike the other ponies whose coats are brilliant and translucent, Twilight is bland and dull.

    The upcoming Crystal Heart ceremony is her last chance to shine. She'd better not fail, because if she does...

    Well, let's just say that there's a reason why ponies like her disappear.


    A Crystal Facade by bahatumay


    My name is Princess Mi Amore Cadenza, and I am a terrible pony.

    I didn't mean to be. I never meant to be. But I am.


    Distance Beyond Any Measure by Ice Star


    How do you tell a child that she will never be enough?









    Twilight Sparkle of the Royal Guard by King of Beggars


    A flip of a coin. A twist of fate.

    Twilight Sparkle, younger sister of Princess Celestia's personal student, Shining Armor, grew up listening to her brother's bygone dreams of joining the elite of the elite: The Royal Guard.

    Now, fresh out of the Academy, this young mare is ready to prove herself equal to the deeds of the great soldiers she read about as a filly. Too bad the princess she ends up protecting isn't Celestia.


    Love's Derelictions by Celestial Swordsman


    Shining Armor confesses to Celestia that he might no longer be able to serve as Captain of the Guard, due to his unique marriage situation. Being in love can make one dreamy and distracted, but this is different. The love of your life doesn't usually hunt you.









    Her Crystal Throne by Skywriter


    In the far-off Frozen North, a mysterious, long-lost empire reasserts its hold over Equestrian magic. Tasked with securing it for the betterment of Equestria, Princess Cadance will be forced to overcome not one, but two of its overthrown monarchs.


    The Heart Beats Still by ArgonMatrix


    In its earliest years, the Crystal Empire was no stranger to threats. Chief among these was the umbrum, a race of ancient shadow-beasts that stalked the arctic wastes. Seemingly born of pure malice, they took great pleasure in tormenting the crystal ponies—destroying their homes and breaking their spirits for fun. And as the Empire grew in both size and prominence, these attacks only became more abundant.

    Princess Amore did everything in her power to keep the umbrum at bay. And by using her magic in combination with the Crystal Heart, she was largely successful. But against such overwhelming and unrelenting darkness, even she was pushed to her limits. And the umbrum were growing more cunning by the day. Eventually, something had to give.

    Now faced with the darkest days the Crystal Empire has yet seen, Princess Amore will be put to the ultimate test. Against a hatred as old as the wind, can the love of a single pony really make a difference?


    Courtesans by GaPJaxie


    Double Time is a changeling. Years ago, she fought the Crystal Empire in the war in the north. Now she's Cadence's prisoner.

    Together, they'll learn something new about life, and rulership, and what it means to love.


    Shining Chitin by Damaged


    Chrysalis hedged her bet. She supposed that should she lose, she could still have some fun. Infecting Shining Armor with a poison that would turn him into a changeling was a simple task, but one that would have the poor stallion in a panic as to what his wife would do about it.


    Trip the Light Scholastic by ArgonMatrix


    Sunset Shimmer has hated Cadance since before they even met. After working her tail off for so many years as Princess Celestia's personal protégé, striving for perfection and aiming to eventually earn a royal title of her own, to have some random, two-bit nopony fall out of the sky and steal her crown felt like a kick to the horn.

    So you can imagine Sunset's absolute delight when Princess Celestia assigns her to be Cadance's private magic tutor.

    While at first it seems like some cruel punishment, Sunset quickly sees a golden opportunity. If she does this right, she might stand to gain far more than a mere grade.


    Tubes by FabulousDivaRarity


    The road to a good life is paved with hardship, and Shining Armor went through a lot of it- even some he didn't know about.

    Until his mother told him about it today.









    Hello Big Brother by Michael_Ravencroft


    Nearly a year has passed since Twilight and Trixie have lived together as sisters, and Twilight believes it is time for Trixie to meet her big brother, or big-half-brother, Shining Armor. Trixie is still getting used to be part of a family, even if it is just her and Twilight, so can she open her heart to two more members of her newly acquired family? Or will Shining Armor completely reject her? Find out now!


    Through Ice and Shadow by DalTRS


    Love and Hope once shone bright from a gleaming crystal city, only to be lost to the evils of indifference and despair. This is a tale of the leaders who built an empire based upon those virtues, and the two newly weds who are about to realize their shared destiny in reclaiming it.


    Property of the Crystal Empire by TheMessenger


    The following journal is the unofficial report detailing the military operation MCS3E0102, opened to the public at the discretion of Her Royal Council of Protection and Her Royal Council of Information. Sensitive information has been omitted in order to protect the Crystal Empire and her citizens.

    Issued by Senior Librarian Agatha, approved by Princess Mi Amore Cadenza, on fourth day of February in the year of 1204.

    Property of the Crystal Empire Library and Crystal Empire Archives. Return immediately if found.