"I... I just don't know, Skitters..." Mariposa's voice was quiet, the almost inaudible tone she assumed when she didn't want their mother to hear what she was saying in the dark, echoing caves of the Hive. "I want
to be a good Queen, but... she puts so much pressure on me! I think I'm going to break!"
Skitterwings wrapped a comforting hoof around his younger sister's shoulders, "you'll be a wonderful Queen, I know you will, so don't worry." His voice was equally quiet as he spoke, "and you're stronger than you look, Mari. It may seem like a lot now, but it'll be fine."
"Promise?" she turned her purple eyes pleadingly towards her older brother.
He smiled, a tiny quirk at the corner of his mouth, "promise."
I've drawn enough stand-in models! It's high time I drew some of my changeling OCs!
Skitterwings and his little sister Mariposa. I tweaked Mari's design a little since my line ups last October and I'm 100% satisfied with how she looks now X3 And Skitters in all his changeling glory! Haven't drawn him like this before, and I'm really happy with how he turned out!
Skitters and Mari are the children of their Hive's Queen, therefore it will be Mariposa who inherits the throne, as Changelings are entirely matriarchal. Their mother is... just a little cracked in the head, so she puts a lot of pressure on Mariposa at a very young age as she is convinced of plots against her at every turn and wants her daughter to be ready in case she dies prematurely, but she's equally convinced that she's in complete control of her Hive. So Mari's lessons vary greatly in intensity, causing the young Changeling a lot of stress. She often turns to Skitters for comfort because he's much more stable than their mother and, because of her station Mari doesn't have many friends her age. This also has to do with more of her mother's paranoia as she doesn't want Mariposa befriending the "wrong" changelings. Mari doesn't understand what this means as any Changelings she might meet would all be from her Hive, but she's learned that very few of her mother's demands make much sense at all.
I really need to make collective notes about my Changelings... perhaps I'll do that in the near future.
Mariposa and Skitters belong to D4ftP0ny
Changelings and MLP:FiM belong to Hasbro