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A Gift by Lopoddity A Gift by Lopoddity

Once, when Pandora was very young, and not long after she'd met and become friends with Cupcake, she suddenly fell very, very sick. A mysterious disease left her weak and bed-bound, shaking with fever and whimpering for her mother. Medical tests yielded hardly any information, and it was suggested to Twilight that perhaps a union between an alicorn and an ancient draconequus chaos monster had produced a child that was inherently magically unstable. Perhaps it was simply a miracle that Pan, being a technical abomination, had lived as long as she had, and now nature was simply running it's course for the little cub. Twilight of course refused to hear anymore of it and demanded more medical attention for her daughter, and she and Discord tended tirelessly to Panny's needs. The constant need to care for her sick baby left Twilight incredibly stressed and irritable with other ponies, and she sort of quit her princess duties for a while due to anxiety.

Cupcake came to visit Pan every day after school, and it'd always cheer the little cub up, just a little. One day, after Pan's condition had gotten worse, Cupcake borrows a move from her party planner parents and tries to lift Pan's spirit the best way she knows how...with a present.

Pandora is indeed very surprised by the gesture, and takes the present with weak, trembling paws. It's a simple, silly gift-a little purple cat toy shaped like a mouse, with a bell on the end of its tail. Pinkie Pie had named it "Mister Jingles", because of the jingley sound it made when played with.

Cupcake was a little sheepish when Pan went silent-maybe this was a stupid idea? But then suddenly Pandora was crying, and Cupcake panicked, but it was a happy, joyful cry, because Pandora had never had a friend before, she's never had a friend give her a gift before, and suddenly those little paws are hugging Cupcake with surprising strength.

Pan eventually recovered, and of course her friendship with Cupcake only grew. The toy mousie was a source of ultimate comfort to Pan while she was sick, and later whenever she was feeling sad or lonely. Many, many years later.....Cupcake will be quite surprised to find that Pan still has Mister Jingles, a little worn, but still completely treasured, and lovingly played with, every so often.
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Orangcreme Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the cutest thing I have ever seen and i ship it sO MUCH
xXPinkPixieStickXx Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i wish there was a doodle of older panny with mister jingles 
PapertouchArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
It reminds me the old mylittlepony
srbarker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
A mouse named Mister Jingles. I see what you did there.
Pantherclaw1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You should totally make a story off this universe it would be a great book to read!
keybladetotheheart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
I want mugs of the ponyverse that you can legally showcase! <3 A snarky Pandora mug, an energetic party-mode Cupcake one talking about alllllll the caffeine! It'd be great....
Gay-L0ser Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm now naming one of my cats toys Mr. Jingles (fits the description except it's pink)
DNLnamek01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Cute backstory. I almost want to see a pic of Pandora playing with Mr. Jingles and then getting caught by Twilight, trying to play it off like she wasn't doing anything.
SirHazex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! XD
LockedCheckeredHeart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is killing me because of the cuteness
BlueTigress94 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Student General Artist
C-Puff Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Filmographer
It'd be interesting to hear how Discord took this. Seeing as he is both incredibly emotional and almost completely emotionally constipated. not to mention when everything turns out to be ok in the end.

I like Cupcake's little upturned hoof, and Pan's big doofy ears.
DiamondNovaRealm Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dead. You killed me with Fluff. Lop is now a murderer. I'm Dead.

TaiCat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Mr Jingles, makes me think of Green Mile ;( how he lived for years because of a miracle
PastelColoredHorse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute but so sad at the same time
Godzillamaster69 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
carryongirl123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why you divide to ship twilight with discord, but I got to admit. That is an adorable little abomination! She's so cute!!!
carryongirl123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I mean that as a compliment
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, little big ears.
ARTgazer12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is so adorable!!!
suyuku-san Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Writer
this is something that I know many parents fear, or worse being told by doctors that there isn't anything that they can do, it was something that my parents had to go through, raising three kids all with disabilities was extremely nerve-racking and in a sense it still is. So yeah, this relates hard with me, but in a good way, not everything in life is full of sunshine and rainbows even though I know many want it to be
KingofWolves22 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Dialog can only add to this little story at this point. It is already perfect, especially the end.
codyhobgood27 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
FluttershyPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
I love this! Very well done!!
Shadowwolf14 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww, this is sooo cute. I love that older Pan still plays with the little mousie. :XD: :heart:
kittykatrocks12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw the story is So Sweet~
kokocake Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww that's adorable!! I would love to see more of baby Pan with her father!
Very cute and descriptive artwork!
MikhalMinters Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student General Artist
I can't help but relate to Baby Pan...
I was seriously sick as I was born as well.

Also, Lopoddity? How do you come up with these great headcanon ideas? I certainly love yours! (As well as your fabulous waifu, kilalaaa)
Moonabelle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist
Oh my, how adorable is that

also I'm in love with your Twilight >v<
KiattyKatty Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poor panny ;;;A;;;
zanthimos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I call bullshit. Discord would be too powerful to let this happen.
evitorgellon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017   Artist
Powerful with chaos magic maybe. Doesn't mean he has the power to heal a sick little Panny. After all, he couldn't cure himself when he got sick.
Crydius Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I've always loved PanCake but this... this.... This just shot it all the way up to a new level. It is so incredibly sweet.
If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go punch a wall to feel manly again.
*distant punching sound*
*distant cursing*
IrkenRebelRed Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaaaw this is soooo cuuuuuuute /)w(\
LazyTriggerFinger Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Is there any explination for Pan's condition? Did it just take her body a while to adjust to her hybrid magical nature?
GlitterStar2000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooooooo tender!!! /)^w^(\
keparks Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW This is soooo CUUUUUTE!!!! Poor little panny. Oh my sweet little baboo. Oh and poor Twilight. To have those things said to her about her child is the worst and no wonder she quit her job for awhile. Stupid hypocritical little ponies. Cupcake is the bomb!!!
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Shimazun Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are her own characters...she has all the rights to ship them with anyone
keparks Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Hear Hear!!!
BadWolfBeat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student Artist
is touching
I made an inhuman noise
Nun2artzy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wish I had time for a full text but I have work in the morning. As it stands I have two ideas:

1) I imagine that instead of the traditional metal bands used for a wedding proposal; if Pan and Cup ever did tie the knot formally she'd instead propose with her 'Mrs. Whiskers'. Much to everyone's surprise Cupcake would immediately start crying passionately; as she'd be the only one who truly understands what the toy represents and how powerful of a symbolic message Pandora is making by giving it too her. At the wedding they'd exchange cat-toys; which for a Draconequuis wedding is about as sacred as the walls being made of cheese; i.e. very sacred.

2) Both of these toys, or at least Pandora's, would be eventually passed down to Oddball. He ends up trying to teach it arithmetic; and using it for late night snuggles when his Momma and Mother insists he sleep by himself; even with the dreaded Puppy eyes of mind-control.
nurgledisciple14 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017   Writer
Everything about this is precious. The worry of a mother, the concern of a friend, everything is just painted so perfectly.

This is the cutest I've ever seen Panny. Poor thing, someone needs some soup and snuggles.
Emerducklings Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ceciliabanana Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
i would like to see more RARIJACK!!! please
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