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Dilemma by QueenCold Dilemma by QueenCold
I don't have a fixed headcanon for certain things, like what happened to Spike's family. What I imagine at the time is what I go with. I usually go with the idea that his mother is dead, but sometimes other scenarios such as this one pop into my head.


In this particular scene Spike is at his mother's cave and she is wonderful to him. He's torn however, because on the one hand he has a loving mother who would suffer if he left, yet on the other hand he cannot stop thinking about Ponyville and especially Twilight.

I think a scene like this would work much better if the dragoness was actually not his real mother, but in fact just a very caring female who's obviously not his mother. This would be much less complicated and controversial and it would require a lot less explanation. Spike could still have the same feelings about parting with her, since he never really had a consistent mother figure in his life and now that he does, he knows what he's been missing out on.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
She could just move into the cave that red dragon from "Dragonshy" left behind (along with a cave load of treasure hoard) when he was 'Stared' into moving out by Fluttershy. I mean, it was less than half a days trot up, and with wings she'll always be able to visit her child whenever she wants.

Really, though, if Spike's mother is a truly loving parent, she'll respect his choice if he decides to return to Ponyville and let him go, if it's what made him happy as she would hope. After all, Twilight Sparkle raised him wonderfully well where she couldn't, while they only just recently met.

Alternatively, if she's just a nice, caring dragoness she'll be understanding enough if Spike returns to Ponyville. 
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QueenCold Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm thinking that maybe she thinks of Spike as a child that can't make such heavy weighing decisions just yet. Dragons live for a very long time, so "all Spike's life" really isn't all that long to her. She may know how little ponies know about dragons, which would make any good mother reluctant to let her child go. We'd just have to see.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Huh. Yeah, perhaps.
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Well a Shared/Alternating Custody might be a good solution.
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QueenCold Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought about that too.
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AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
DO PEOPLE EVEN CARE THAT SPIKE IS CRYING?!!!!  :pissed: rvmp 
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Either story ideas sounds good.
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AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Alright, you got my curiosity!
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AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Alright, you got curiosity!
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lordzid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work. Story wise sounds interesting I like the idea.
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