It's a well known secret that Chrysalis has seasonal allergies so severe that even a puff of pollen will makes her break down into a sobbing mess. Interestingly enough, she tries to pass this off as raw emotional outbursts. Changelings respect those who give emotions freely after all. Of course, this becomes awkward and mildly offensive when attending budgetary meetings, greeting foreign dignitaries, paying for postage stamps...
This is a requested cover done for Maternal Instinct
by Magic Man
. This story has an interesting take on the changeling race, I can tell you that much. Let's say that if you're a Japanese history buff, you might enjoy this a lot.
On another note, woo! I get to do another style! New styles are always fun! "Queen Chrysalis has only one grub that has survived into fillyhood; her daughter, the physically lame and mentally impaired Crown Princess Pupa. Chrysalis has never been what many would call the 'maternal type', even towards Pupa, whose adoration of her mother has no bounds. Preferring to swamp herself in the dire affairs of state, Chrysalis lets her crippled daughter be raised by her affectionate nanny. But one day, as the Changeling Kingdom's problems reach boiling point, the Queen's already short temper irrupts and she must deal with the heartbreaking consequences..."