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The Boss Lady by Lopoddity The Boss Lady by Lopoddity
"Alright team, we've got a full day ahead of us today." Cupcake's eyes scanned slowly over her baking schedule. "I believe it'd be best to begin with this order of raspberry scones, then work up to the two wedding cakes in the afternoon. Get to your stations, please."

Truffles, Cupcake's faithful baking apprentice, shot to her baking station as fast as her pudgy legs could carry her. She snatched her needed ingredients from the pantries and carefully organized them on the counter into a perfect array, before snapping to attention and awaiting orders from her mentor.

Meanwhile, Chakra Blossom, Cupcake's most recent hire, leaned down to scratch at his ear with his hind hoof, then yawned. His current situation wasn't ideal-he was far more used to others cooking for him than the other way around, but times were tight and he'd needed a bit of spare cash. Groggily (he may have been just a teeny bit hungover), he fumbled for a mixing bowl and wooden spoon. He'd never figured himself as much as a baker, but how hard could it possibly b-

Cupcake slapped the spoon from his hoof, hard. Chakra let out a startled squawk. He clutched at his sore hoof and glared down at the offending mare, but found that Cupcake was moving away to sort through her measuring spoons.

"Truffles." Cupcake said quietly, "Kindly inform our new employee what he has done wrong."

"Class E sanitation violation!" Truffles eyes lit up with blazing indignation, and she flung an accusing hoof at Chakra. "We don't touch our baking equipment until after we've washed our hooves!"

Chakra cocked an eyebrow at the bizarre, hysterical little filly. "...I already washed my hooves, pipsqueak."

"For only sixteen and a half seconds!" Truffles leapt forward as though to grab Chakra by his shoulders, or at least she would have, had she not been only a fraction of his size. Instead she settled for jabbing her tiny hoof into his belly. "Equestrian health standards strongly recommend you wash for at least twenty seconds! Any less and you risk soilin' the equipment and food with all sorts of diseases! I'll have you know that many historians theorize that the deadly Pony Plague of Trottingham was caused by some dumb jerkbutt not washing his hooves for the minimum twenty seconds!"

Chakra worked his jaw for a long moment. "....Miss Cupcake." He turned to his boss, trying for a disarming smile, "She's not serious, is she?"

"Truffles is very passionate about her work." Cupcake took a moment to fondly pat her apprentice's mane. "It'd behoove you to learn a thing or two from her. She's been employee of the month for the five straight months in a row."

"Not too hard to pull off, considering she's been your only employee."

"Yes." Cupcake regarded him with something almost like a smile. "My best and only employee...until now. You've got some stiff competition, Mister Blossom, especially considering that your apron isn't tied tightly enough, you don't have the correct ingredients out and ready at room temperature, and for some odd reason, you're wearing sunglasses indoors." Quickly, before Chakra could blink, she snatched his shades off his face.

"Dark lenses indoors are a safety hazard, you know." She examined the lenses, then, ignoring Chakra's protests, slipped them onto her own muzzle. "You are already in a bakery and wearing a pretty pink apron, Mister Blossom. You needn't worry about looking 'cool' here."

Chakra squinted at her, expression grumpy. ".....Actually, those are prescription."

"Even so." Cupcake shrugged. She moved to rifle through one of her kitchen drawers. "...Here. You may borrow my father's old reading glasses until we find a suitable replacement."

She offered the glasses to Chakra, who slipped them on with a frown. He caught sight of his reflection in a gleaming baking pan and pouted. "....Well, good thing I don't have to worry about looking cool. Now I can see well enough to make your damn scones, but I look like a dork."

"Objectively true." Cupcake nodded sagely. "But the important thing is that you've got the proper visual accommodations to make the scones now." She looked thoughtful. "...And to sift the flour for the cakes, and to whisk the buttercream frosting, and to melt the brown sugar for the caramel glazes, and to wash the cookware, and to take out the trash, and to help Truffles with her math homework..." She peered over her new shades at him, and winked. "All this after you've washed your hooves, of course."

"For the full twenty seconds!" Truffles yipped from the ground. "Beware the Pony Plague!"

Chakra struggled to sort out the enormous workload his boss had just described, and he barely managed to bite back a groan. Instead, he forced a smile. "Goodness me. You sure do know how to work a pony to the bone, Cakepop."

The atmosphere of the room instantly changed. Truffles gulped.

Cupcake's eyes became hidden behind her dark glasses. "....What did you just call me, Mister Blossom?"

"Uh." Chakra tried for a grin to lighten the mood. "...Cakepop? It's a nickname. I, ah, like giving nicknames to ponies I meet..."

Cupcake took a sudden step forward, and Chakra unconsciously took a step back. It was silly of him, he thought, she was such a tiny mare-but she advanced further, and he retreated further, until his back bumped against the bakery wall. Her shades slipped down her nose, and she glared up at him with eyes like coals taken fresh from a fire.

"I am your boss. You are on my payroll. You will address me with respect. I am to be addressed as either 'Miss Cupcake' or 'Ma'am', not by any cutesy, asinine nickname." Cupcake stomped her hoof against the floor tiles, and Chakra flinched at the sound. He opened his mouth to speak, but Cupcake pinned him to the wall with a hoof as strong as solid steel, leaning in to glower at him.

Chakra felt his face heat at the breach of personal space. "Uh..." 

"Rosemary has told me all about you, Chakra Blossom. You think yourself to be quite clever, don't you? Lying and manipulating ponies for your own gain...well, you'll find that a nice smile and some coy words won't get you far in this kitchen. I expect nothing but pure perfection from my staff. You will treat Truffles and myself with respect. You will bake. You will whisk and mix and sift and stir and follow every single Celestia-damned health code regulation, and you will learn to love it, or I will snap you like a twig." She pressed her hoof into his chest, just hard enough to hurt, and whispered low in his ear. "You are my employee now. In this kitchen, there is no law but my own will. Nopony will come to save you. Nopony would dare. You belong to me now, Chakra Blossom."

Oh, holy hell. Chakra was slowly forgetting how to breathe, and struggling to restrain his wings, which had gone curiously stiff, while the feathers along his neck and chest had fluffed up, leaving him looking like a flustered, sputtering pigeon.

"S-so that's why you hired me? T-this is s-s-some sort of punishment?" He squeaked.

"Think of it more like a learning experience." Cupcake smiled. "You were right, Chakra. I do know how to work a pony right down to the bone. And I intend to work you very, very hard."

Chakra lost the fight with his wings. They snapped open in a burst of feathers. "...Y-yes ma'am."

Sweet shit, I'm in love.

"Excellent." Cupcake climbed off of him, as though nothing intense and terrifying had even transpired between them. "You might just give Truffles some competition for her employee of the month plaque after all." She stood and simply trotted away, but not before gently ruffling Truffle's mane.

Chakra lay where he'd been shoved against the wall, still flushed and trembling. Truffles approached him warily, breaking into a warm, if unsure smile.

"Boy howdy, Miss Cupcake sure is something, ain't she, Mister Blossom?"

"Aha..." Chakra drew a deep, shaky breath, trying very hard not to think about stern, piercing pink eyes and strong muscles and that voice like a growl....

He stood to his hooves, and weakly strode over the the kitchen sink to wash his hooves. Truffles bounced next to him, cheerfully counting.

"....Y-yeah, kid. Your boss...uh, our really-"

Terrifying. Hot. Freakishly strong. Hot. Possibly going to destroy me? Maybe I'm okay with that? Hot. Oh, Celestia, take me now, beautiful strong baker mare.

"She's really.....something."


my peeps on tumblr were suggesting pandoraverse crackships and chakra blossom x cupcake came up

i thought it was silly at first but i realized that Chakra is really into authority types (like Nocturnus), so Cupcake is actually like 110% his type and I can see him crushing on her pretty hard once she goes all ultra kitchen military dom on him

i like chakra best when he's an out of his element dorko, and cupcake is definitely someone who wouldn't put up with his crap. I see him being pretty "notice me senpai" with her and madly craving her attention and domination

this ain't canon unless you personally want it to be i guess

related: No by Lopoddity

background borrowed from here: Sugarcube Corner Kitchen

characters shown:
NextGen: Cupcake by Lopoddity NextGen: Truffles by Lopoddity NextGen:Chakra Blossom by Lopoddity

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PixelBerry98 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Too bad Cupcake's taken~
l33t4ng3l Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
I peed my pants a little laughing at this....
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
musicalmoon1987 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm starting to think that Chakra has some sort of Domination Kink going on. 
kkieth1265 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style!!! It's so fitting.
LiMin87 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
ModerneVampiressa Featured By Owner 4 days ago
foxyxmangle4evah Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
That was awesome!
Ribbon-creepy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Artist
ship ship ship ship ship ship ship ship SHHHHHHIIIIIIPPPPPP
MysterMisterious Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Oh god, seeing as I have faced the badass boss lady crush situation hoo not sure how this would pan out.
R ee a ll y n ot su r e
MikeysFanGirl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ship it
Featherfury Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Is it weird that I'm shipping th harder than I ship Pandora and Cupcake?
Featherfury Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I just thought of something weirder than the ship itself: Truffles looks like she could be Cupcake and Chakra's daughter.
yioas Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Mrs-Tiger-Lilly Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's another way this could be canon, in the universe where panny is with moony.
shattered-raven Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS, was bloody amazing.
BrokenHooves Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
That...was glorious.
sweeneykitkat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
This was so good! I definitely ship em!
Godzillamaster69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Oh, b*tch just got told by Cupcake. Burn!
Pixelsketch2103 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooOoo I can see that you are trying a new ear style! Fantastic! 
clayizcool Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Fuck Yeah! Screw Chakra's old, semi-depressing life!

And maybe make Truffles be like, "One of us. One of us."
fletchstar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
i had to get up to let the dog out while reading this got as far as the wall then spent 5 minutes debating how the hell i'd deal only to come to the same conclusion as CB
complete and utter infatuation with the boss is never good 
GamzeenMakaral Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
But like, didn't we ALL want Cupcake to wreck us at one point
GamzeenMakaral Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Chakra finds himself wondering when he begins the role of Anastasia in 'Fifty Shades of Hay'.
ladymysic0210 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
I won't lie, I'd probably be a little turn on too if I was in Chakra's place.
UnluckyAmulet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Dang Chakra, you kinky.
RagnorokIrons Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Lol god this should be a show....or comic series 
AyosDesignz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Omg...that...that was hilarious. I kinda love how much he loved being terrified by her, lmao!
xXSpiritXx3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Your art style has EXTREMELY improved! I'm impressed. :) 
keybladetotheheart Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Love that this manipulative lil brat has a masochistic side. :) Makes it fun to screw with him by pairing him against his sadistic superiors haha

But let's be honest this is a fun side quest idea. He has to be with Nocturnous and color with Primrose.
For the simple fact that Pandora would suspend him in time to torture him for eternity if he ever actually tried something with Miss Cupcake. (Unless she decided they could toy with the brat together. But I doubt he'd survive something like that.) XD
Crydius Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Nobody f*cks with the boss lady.
JustJohn11 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2017
I actually know a few people like Chakra. The want structure in their life but can't manage it themselves, something tells me Cupcake was exerting 0.01% of her power on the moss colored hippy? Keep walking CB, this bad bitch is spoken for.Emote| OOOH snap! 
SukoKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student General Artist
XD bwahahahaha I love this so hard.
jaster28 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
pray that he never meets the other half 
Percy-McMurphy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super adorable--this has probably been pointed out, but without the story Chakra and Cupcake look like a married pair with their kid :D
BlueTigress94 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student General Artist
Not Pony Plague!! :D
RoboHeather Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Haha you know...I thought it was silly too. Like..."eh. Neat idea but nah". Buuuut I gotta say I'm kind of loving it now :D Then again I really, really, really love dom/sub type relationships so this hits my buttons. And I'm really gay for dom Cupcake. Really gay

Holy crap Truffles looks like their love child
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :) The smut possibilities for these two are p much endless
suntwilig Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
I kind of bet that Blossom will be mocking Truffles for the rest of his stay there.
PonPonPony5661 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Amazing! I think its funny Chakra has already fallen head over hooves for Miss Cupcake
Moonabelle Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist
Gosh. Cupcake is my absolute favorite.
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LaLaJack Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Soooo.... more? ^_^;;; *PLEASE SENPAI*
ppgzmlpfimlover Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
WOW! I relate to Charka Blossom. I, too, would love for Cupcake to drop kick me into the sun. I love this. 
GummySquisher Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Mrs-Tiger-Lilly Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol imagine pandora trying to make the situation into a three way.... actually she'd probably be into that -.-'
RhiTES Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Most likely. Though she seems like she'd be a little possessive of Cuppy.
Mrs-Tiger-Lilly Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't mean she wouldn't enjoy cuppy bullying someone.
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