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What time is it? LATE NIGHT DRAWING TIMMMMEEEEE!!! 8D
I swear I get the urge to draw at the most inopportune moments. At first I want to sleep, then suddenly it's like "LOLOLOLOL NOPE UR DRAWIN DURR HURR". Not that I mind much, though, soooooo whatevah.
This time around I decided to draw some Spike, because I certainly don't draw him enough, and also because I wanted to redraw this:earthsong9405.deviantart.com/a…
It's Spike's Age Thingy, however I thought I should delve a little bit deeper than what I did with it because his relationship with Twi is one of my favorites of the show. I think I'ma redraw the last sketch of him, but later. For now, I'm gonna go ahead and get on with the headcanon here:-Unborn/unhatched:
Spike's egg before Twilight hatched it. I've the idea that Celestia found the little thing in a nest in some remote location, its parents nowhere in sight. It's unusual that both parents were missing from the nesting site; when it came to needing to leave, one would stay with the clutch while the other would go out to fetch food and whatnot. A quick scan from Celestia revealed the reasoning for the egg's abandonment; it was completely inert, as in, it would never hatch. No one would come back for it, so Celestia decided to bring it back with her, allowing the staff to use it as a test to measure the level of power and determination of each individual foal who participated in her school's entrance exam.
-Infant: Newborn - 2 months
The hatching of Spike's egg is one that completely baffles several experts, including Celestia herself (although she has a better idea of how it happened). Spike's egg only managed to hatch because Twilight literally FORCED it to. While in her magic-crazed state during her exam, she used unconsciously used her magic to fertilize the egg, speed up its development process, and hatched it to reveal a fully developed and perfectly healthy hatchling. Said hatchling immediately imprinted on the unicorn filly as soon as he saw her. Due to her magic manipulating the inert egg to produce a living hatchling, he gained a lavender coloring that's similar to her's.
Spike was initially taken away to be examined by doctors, all of them amazed and curious as to how a young, 13 year old filly managed to complete such a feat. Celestia ended up ordering the young drake back to Twilight, due to him waking up screaming when he didn't see her anywhere. The crying immediately stopped upon laying eyes on Twi again, and from that point on Spike is taken under her care (she received help from the princess and her parents, but she ultimately raised him herself)
Spike at this point is very dependent on Twilight, and refuses to be away from her for any length of time. Twilight doesn't mind though, especially since it's hard at school because of how some of the fillies and colts treat her (since she got into the school via pure skill and smarts alone, as well as becoming Celestia's personal student). She immediately feels a maternal love toward the little guy, and her time at the university isn't as lonely. The pictures shown here are Twilight first being officially introduced to Spike, much to the hatchling's delight, and then about a month later with them taking a cute little nap.-Age: 3-6
As Spike at this point isn't as dependent of Twilight, but even still he often seen following right behind her anywhere she goes. It isn't an unusually sight to see the baby drake toddling after her before ultimately being carried on her back. As a dragon, he ages slightly slower than what is typical of a foal, but even still he's very intelligent and can quickly pick up several things. It's around this time that he ultimately discovers his own love for books, especially when it's Twilight reading to him. He often tries to help her out around her tower, but he's still a little clumsy at this age. Regardless, Twilight let's him try anyway; it's a rather cute scene to behold.
Here, a teenaged (around 18) Twilight is giving Spike a summary of the book he's currently holding. The book itself holds quite a few big words he doesn't understand yet, but even then he's listening in rapt attention as Twi recounts the story the book has to offer.
Now, if there's one thing to really note at this point in time (or at any point really), is that Twilight is very protective of her adopted hatchling. She's actually gotten in at least two fights regarding Spike's well-being (one left her bloody and bruised, the other she almost lost control of her magic due to her anger, but scared the bullies away and kept them intimidated from that point on), and despite being somewhat shy, will not hesitate in giving you a harsh tongue lashing if you so much as say anything ill about the young drake. -Age: 9-12
Spike as I currently see him. I think he should grow a tiny bit, so here he is with that little tidbit of height to him. He's still pretty short in comparison to Twilight, but he'll get there eventually. I have the headcanon that Spike can switch between being bipedal or quadrupedal whenever he feels like it, which is why he has long arms. He'll eventually get to the point where his body begins to develop more for quadrupedal locomotion.
He's exactly as he is in the show; sarcastic, a jokester, but still very much a hard worker and a great friend. With his age comes a new dynamic to his and Twi's relationship, where they sometimes act a little like brother and sister. Regardless of this and the fact that he calls her "Twilight", he still acknowledges the alicorn as his mother.
As he grows older and bigger, he will be allowed to accompany the Mane 6 on their more dangerous adventures more often, the turning point having been the whole spiel with King Sombra. Eventually, I have the headcanon that he will become something of a personal bodyguard to Twilight and the Mane 6, as well as their primary means as transportation when travelling the world. How much more can you impress a potential ally than to arrive there on dragon back? xD
I'm sleepy again, so I think I'll just leave it here for now.. Thank you guys for stopping by to take a look, and as always, feel free to ask questions if you have any. c: