FlutterMac Part 1: Caught InsideIt was cool for a summer day at Sweet Apple Acres. Big Macintosh stopped his plowing for a moment to look up. A slow grin spread across his normal blank face as he watched the white fluffy clouds lazily roll across the sky. "Maybe Miss. Dash can do her job right every now an' again." He thought as he set his eyes forward and started pulling the plow once more.FlutterMac Part 1: Caught Inside3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
felt great. The feel of the resistance that the earth provided, the sweat coating his body, and the strain on his muscles as he pulled the ground apart behind him. This is what he lived for. Every day, waking up as the sun rose over the mountains, enjoying a warm, hearty, bowl of oats, and then putting on his harness, which was now almost a part of him, and getting to work on the farm.
Macintosh stopped as he reached the end of the final row. Turning around to inspect his work he saw the fruits of his labor spread out behind him. Each row was straight as an arrow, the result of years of experience tilling the fields. The smell of
What's Lost In SilenceThere she was. The most beautiful mare that he had ever lay his eyes on. She rarely visited the farm, but when she did the sun seemed to shine a little brighter and the birds sing a little louder. It was the way that she would brush her hair from her eyes when talking with Applejack, or when she raised a hoof to cover one of those beautiful, melodic giggles.What's Lost In Silence1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
He remembered the first time he had seen her. Applejack had brought her to the farm during that whole mess with the Flim Flam Brothers. He hadn’t taken the time to truly notice any of his sister’s friends during the struggle to keep his farm but when he saw her, truly saw her, it was something he had never experienced before. A small, beautiful, smile on her face, and a mug of cider in her right hoof. Macintosh was left completely speechless, like his heart had jumped into his throat and was stopping any words from exiting his body.
So naturally the only logical thing to do was to pretend like
CMC Matchmakers: FluttershyCMC Matchmakers: Fluttershy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was one of those days where it felt like the sun was shining just for him. There was no real reason why Big Macintosh was in such a good mood except for maybe the idea that all these silly dates were almost over and he could get back to life as normal. Not that he hadn't enjoyed himself; Big Mac learned more about the ponies Applejack called her best friends in the few hours he'd spent with each of them than he had in all the time he'd known them. Granny Smith always said to never judge a book by its cover but the meaning behind the cliché little saying had finally come into perspective for him.
As he walked the familiar path from Sweet Apple Acres to Ponyville, a picnic basket hung from between his teeth and a red checkered blanket lay draped across his back. He was meeting Fluttershy for lunch and couldn't help but wonder what he would find out about her. With only the timid pegasus left the Crusaders had already deemed themselves failures at matchmaking and were off helping
FlutterMac Part 6: Upon A Snowy NightChildren comeFlutterMac Part 6: Upon A Snowy Night2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I have a tale
of two Pony's
who Love will unveil
Love is fun
and Love is good
Love can change you
But Love can change
and Love can turn
so turn and turn
and with a spin
a Discord triumph
for the win
The snow crunched beneath their hooves as they slowly made their way around the lake. Light grey clouds hid direct sunlight from the earth and gave the landscape a flat appearance. A heavy wind blew across the lake, making the already frost air frigid. Fluttershy was tightly bundled up to protect herself from the cold. With two thick coats, a long woolen scarf wrapped tightly around her neck and rubber snow boots she was the epitome of warmth. In contrast Macintosh had a scarf and light gray sweater on, which stood out startlingly off his crimson coat.
It was like the flower of their relationship was thriving in Equestrias winter season. With Fluttershys animals gone into hibernation and Big Macintosh's minimal chore-work around the farm the two of them spent most of
FlutterMac 5: Nightmare Night"Ow" Big Macintosh grunted as the comb pulled at a tangle.FlutterMac 5: Nightmare Night2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Well maybe if you brushed your mane a little more often you wouldn't have so many knots." Fluttershy teased as she lightly tapped his head with her brush.
"There ain't no need to when applebuckin'." he grumbled as she resumed straightening out his unruly mane.
Once again it was Nightmare Night in Ponyville, not Fluttershy's favorite night of the year. It had always seemed so dark and scary to her even though she knew that the costumes and special effects were fake. They had spent the better part of the evening together at Fluttershy's cottage preparing for the night. The two had made plans for that night that Big Macintosh was to stay with her and help pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters; but at the last minute the Mayor had asked him to pull the hay wagon this year and, reluctantly, he had said yes. So rather than preparing for visitors they were preparing his costume for the night.
With his hair straightened out and his
FlutterMac Part 3: First Date NervesFluttershy paced the floor of Carousel Boutiques nervously, waiting for Big Macintosh to arrive. "Did he change his mind? What time is it? Oh what are we going to do? I've never been on a date before; what if I mess up?" Rarity watched as her friend walked around her store repeatedly, slightly amused by her nervous movements. "Relax darling you're going to be fine." she told her worrisome friend "Just try and remember everything that I told you."FlutterMac Part 3: First Date Nerves3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy thought back to the previous day, when Rarity had told her what she should expect from a colt on a first date. "Now the first thing to look out for in a colt on the first date, Fluttershy dear, is that he pays complete attention to how you look. He simply must compliment you, because if a girl's gonna work to look her best he had better notice it." Fluttershy blankly stared at her friend trying to absorb all the information her friend was giving her. "If he's going to take you to a restaurant he simply must allow you to order what y
FlutterMac Part 7: A Broken Hearts and Hooves DayThe bustling market street was noisy that day, not that the center of Ponyville wasn’t always loud with the sounds of various mares and stallions haggling over prices for their wares, but today it just seemed like everypony was trying to yell over each other. Big Macintosh didn’t mind though. If being bombarded with a little noise was the only price he had to pay to spend this afternoon with Fluttershy, he would gladly pay it. With winter slowly coming to an end, the various vendors of Ponyville were trying to sell off the last of their wares before the new produce was ripe for the coin making. This is why the market was so chaotic. Everything was being sold cheaper than normal.FlutterMac Part 7: A Broken Hearts and Hooves Day2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy had asked for him to come along with her to the farmers market because he was better at dealing with some of the ruder merchants that they may encounter. While he didn’t mind being surrounded by the hustle and bustle of large groups of ponies, he much preferred the quiet and rustic
My Little Pony: Sleeping Beauty part 1My Little Pony: Sleeping Beauty part 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a kingdom ruled by none other than King Shining Armor and his beloved Queen Cadence. The king and queen have always longed for a child. There, they had a daughter, and they named her Fluttershy. The whole kingdom rejoyed to celebrate the birth of the new born princess.
The ruler of the Apple kindom, Queen Smith bestoed her grandson: Prince Macintosh. Queen Smith and King Shining Armor had agreed to one day unite their kingdoms by having Prince Macintosh to marry Princess Fluttershy. The young prince hated the idea, allthough he wanted the war to end. So he just looked down in the cradle to see his future bride.
Then along came three magical unicorns: Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and Trixie. They bowed at the king and queen, and gazed at the new born princess. "Your Magisies," Twilight bowed again,"We too, bestoe a gift
FlutterMac Part 8: A Rainy AffairStanding alone upon the quiet porch of his farmhouse Macintosh watched as the sun rose over the horizon to bathe the land in its bright rays. The purple clouds decorating the mountain top giving birth to a new day. To the red farmer this was nothing new, he’d seen it a hundred times before, but that never made the sight any less beautiful. Once more he thought about how he needed to take a vacation to Canterlot one day and watch Princess Celestia raise the sun. But there was not time for a vacation now. Summer was fast approaching and that mean apple trees needed to be taken care of, and crops tended to.FlutterMac Part 8: A Rainy Affair1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Indeed, even today looked like it was going to be pretty strenuous after the long, relaxing winter break he had just taken. Based on the average number of pink blossoms that were sprouting on the tree branches already it seemed like the whole orchard was going to be flooded with apples. And more apples meant more work for the whole family. But it also meant more money was going t
FlutterxMac-- IntrusionIntrusionFlutterxMac-- Intrusion2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The red stallion couldn't get away from his little sister fast enough. Big Macintosh could still taste the deliciously sweet apple on his tongue that was left over from the apple fritter. It was the Apple Family's Reunion, and the young adult colt couldn't be happier... or more overwhelmed.
He was happy to see Granny Smith with her friends and Apple Bloom chat away with Babs. Even though Applejack was in overdrive with the festivities, the filly couldn't be everywhere at once. So wherever Applejack wasn't at the ponies were having a fine time.
This was not Big Macintosh's first reunion, his last one was when he was just a small filly like Apple Bloom. But he was the same as he then, now. Walking around slowly, smiling kindly to each family member he saw, yet still too shy to have a conversation. It was odd, because even though there were other stallions his age, Big Macintosh was still as shy as ever. He wanted this reunion to be different, he wanted to step
All That's Passed - Sweet Imperfections: Chapter 1All That's Passed - Sweet Imperfections: Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The glow of a summer evening bloomed before Fluttershy's eyes as her bird choir struck up an effortless melody and the sweet sigh of a breeze drifted across the highest hill of Sweet Apple Acres. Fluttershy inhaled the scent of ripened apples that danced on the wind and let her jade eyes soak in the twilit scene before she turned them to the crimson stallion who sat beside her. She felt her cheeks flush as his apple green eyes gazed into hers; in them she could see all of her own contentment and sincerity. She peered deeper and also saw the uncertainty and fears which for so long had kept them from one another, and though these trepidations remained in him just as they did in her own heart, they were quelled by a trust that had been built over two years of shared joys and tears. At times, she still felt the earth drop from beneath her hooves when she allowed herself to think about how much she truly cared for him and how scary it was to give so much of her heart to somepony else. She n
Hold Me Tight, Before I Fall Fluttershy’s feet glided across the dance floor nervously, her arms wrapped around the neck of the gentle giant that had brought her there. She kept her eyes down towards the floor, unable to look up at him still, even after months of dating she simply couldn’t bring herself to look into his soft emerald eyes for more than a moment.Hold Me Tight, Before I Fall2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
From the day that Applejack had first introduced them on a blind date she has been very cautious around him. Even more so than she was with any other person she’d met in Ponyville. She never spoke more than a few words at a time to him and even when she did her voice was always so soft it was barely audible. He never seemed to mind though. He was a man of few words himself, preferring to let his actions speak for him.
Closing her eyes Fluttershy allowed him to lead her around in slow, steady circles, simultaneously wishing for the night to be over, and for it to never end.
For the Love of Apples: PrologueFor the Love of Apples: Prologue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Prologue: A Chance to Make Right
The yellow pony watched the ground as she placed one hoof in front of the other, intent on not bothering anyone. Unfortunately the focus she placed into keeping her eyes on the ground kept her from seeing the pony before her.
"Oof," she exhaled as she smashed into the broad red chest of the stallion. Moving backwards quickly she looked up to see Big Macintosh. A blush rapidly spread across her face. "Oh, oh I'm so sorry Big Mac."
"Nothing to worry 'bout Fluttershy," he replied, a smile tugging at the corner of his lips. "Where yah goin' in such a hurry?"
"Oh, well Twilight invited me over, said she had a surprise for me," replied Fluttershy softly keeping her head down. "I should really be going, I don't want to be late."
"Eeyup," replied Big Mac his smile falling slightly. "Say hi tah Spark for me. Haven't seen him in a while."
"I will," she said and headed off at a brisk trot being careful to watch for other ponies in her path.
Big Mac sighed as he wa
Alone TogetherBig Mac and Fluttershy were nuzzling under a tree in the park, when suddenly they heard giggles.Alone Together2 years ago in Humor More Like This
"What was that?" Fluttershy asked.
"Hmmm" Big Mac mused.
Meanwhile, the Cutie Mark Crusaders were in the bushes laughing. They were so proud of their spy skills.
"I've got an idea." Big Mac said and then he whispered something to Fluttershy.
Back in the bushes, the CMCs continued to spy. Then they heard Big Macintosh say, "You're my flutter butter pum'kin pie."
The CMCs gasped.
"Awww, you're my macky wacky wuv muffin!" Fluttershy replied.
"Aaah..! Not again!" the CMCs cried as they ran out of the bushes.
Big Mac and Fluttershy laughed.
Now that the CMC's were gone, the two tried to nuzzle again but were interrupted by a blast of unicorn magic. Twilight Sparkle immediately came over and apologized.
"Sorry guys! I was just trying out my new invention." Twilight Sparkle explained, "You see this machine was designed to increase a unicorn's power by multiples of
FlutterMac Part 4: Please Don't Run From Me"Come on Macintosh you can do it. Push yourself. You're so close to the end. RUN!" These thoughts filled Big Macintoshes head as he charged through wooded area. Dodging branches and jumping rocks. He'd already lost any kind of lead he had but he was determined to see this course through to the end.FlutterMac Part 4: Please Don't Run From Me3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
All of this had started about a week ago; when he had decided to join in the Annual Running of the Leaves.
Summer had passed by without a hitch that year. The trees had grown their normal amounts of fruit and bucking them off had been just as much work as it ever was. Everything had been perfectly normal on the farm that year. Only one thing was different. Big Macintosh and Fluttershy's budding romance had been causing the two ponies to be spending an exceptional amount of time together.
Almost every day during apple-bucking
A Night to Try to Remember Pt. 2A Night to Try to Remember Pt. 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are you feeling better, Twilight Sparkle?" the Princess of the night asked.
"A little bit, Princess, thank you," Twilight allowed, taking a long sip from her glass of water before softly setting it back on the table.
At a glance, it appeared little had changed in the appearance of the group in the twenty minutes since Princess Luna had finished relating Twilight's mishap from the night before. However, closer inspection would reveal an empty plate that once held a sandwich in front of Big Macintosh and bowls of salad ranging from partially eaten to just a few leaves remaining at Fluttershy, Rarity, and Luna's places. As for the others, they had opted for refills for their glasses of water, except for Pinkie, whose face remained submerged in her bowl. Twilight was convinced that the pink pony was somehow breathing through her ears.
"So who wants to go next and tell us their side of what happened last night?" Twilight asked.
"Ladies first," Macint
FlutterMac Part 2: A Place Close To The HeartA few days had passed ever since Big Macintosh had been trapped by the storm at Fluttershy's house and both of the ponies had been wrapped in their thoughts since that day. When Big Macintosh had arrived home the next morning Applejack had indeed been upset with him. "Big Macintosh Apple!! What the day do you think you're doin' showin up at the farm in tha mornin' when we was expectin' ya home last night?!" Applejack had said as she stormed up to him. "AJ you know that there was a storm last night. I got trapped at Fluttershy's house and stayed the night. There's no need ta get all mad; I'm here now." Applejacks eyes opened a little wider and she got less mad, she let out a vicious grin "Oh well then Big Macintosh, stayin' at tha cottage with Fluttershy. Hope you managed to keep to yourself." Macintosh glared down at his sister. "Let's just get ta work pickin' up tha mess that that storm left us last night." Applejack smirked, following behind her brother "AlrightFlutterMac Part 2: A Place Close To The Heart3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttermac: The Kind Ol' Wedding Part 1"...Will you marry me?"Fluttermac: The Kind Ol' Wedding Part 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh my Celestia! Yes! Yes!!"
Those five words.
That was what Fluttershy needed.
Just those five words.
They were not ordinary words. They were more than that. They were words she had deeply cherished, words that she could not decline. They were words that were coming out of her lover's mouth. They were words that would change both of their lives forever.
"Fluttershy...will you marry me?"
The world seemed to freeze. Time seemed to freeze. Fluttershy was chilled to the bone when her long-term boyfriend, Big Macintosh, proposed those very words to her. The next thing she knew she was smiling hard, and her next words seemed to be the loudest she had heard herself say: "Oh my Celestia! Yes! Yes!!" She flung herself at him, wrapping her arms around him. "Yes, Big Macintosh! I will marry you!"
Twilight used her aroma to search through the books. "No...no...no..." Three books passed her overhead. She flung them aside, allowing Spike to scoop them up and returnin
FlutterMac for Sam It was a lazy day at Sweet Apple Acres. It would still be another few days before the east orchid would be due a bucking, and so each of the Apples were enjoying a day off from work around the farm. Applebloom was at the club house with Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo, drawing up plans for their next 'crusade'. Applejack was in town selling the last of the apples from the previous season. Granny Smith was napping in her chair and muttering in her doze about leaving the gate open. Big Macintosh meanwhile was pulling a cart to fetch some more water to keep the trees satisfied. Due to a strange drought up in Manehatten, the pegasi had to donate a lot of rainclouds from over Ponyville in order to help out, making this one of the driest autumns the ponyfolk could remember.FlutterMac for Sam3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The red stallion found himself coming to a halt near the club house as his little sister and her friends tore past, kicking up dust with their little hooves. However
At Last I See the Light"Fluttershy? Darling, are you all right? You've been in there for nearly an hour!"At Last I See the Light3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The butter colored pegasus sank lower in the water she was soaking in, not wanting to even acknowledge hearing the concerned questioning from her best friend. The idea of a nice hot bath had been a wonderful suggestion at first. With added bath salts and oils, Fluttershy felt the tension leaving her body as soon as she was immersed, the knots in her stomach unwinding themselves. She relaxed with her eyes closed and inhaled the fresh scents of vanilla and cotton, and for a little while she was at peace.
When the water began to cool the knots started reforming. The lost tension came creeping back in with every second that ticked by. Eventually she was right back where she started and when Rarity came in to see as much, the white unicorn looked at her with humor laced sympathy.
"You do realize you can't simply stay in there forever, right? How you haven't withered away into nothing more than a prune by now
As The Wind Whispered Away Another DayThe wind whistled silently through the trees; whispering the secrets of another day away, into the light of the setting sun. Macintosh trudged slowly down the familiar dirt path, his head hung. His sore muscled stretching and screaming achingly with each step.As The Wind Whispered Away Another Day2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been a tough harvest this year. The elements had been harsh on their crops. First, the sun had refused to be obscured by the clouds of the weather patrol, causing almost everything on their farm to dry out and wither. Then, a dry brush fire had caught in the orchard and they had barely managed to save half of their trees. And to finish everything off, a malfunction in the weather factory had shot a storm their way, flooding out the smaller vegetable crops.
With just about everything needed to make money dead, the Apple family was holding on to their land and home by only the thinnest of threads. They had stocked some extra bits for emergency situations such as this, but between Applebloom's schooling and the repairs to the
Dream ValleyApplejack was in the library holding a book up to Twilight Sparkle's face, as Twilight sat at a table. "I'm telling you Twilight, this is it! This will keep the Apple Family financially secure!" she cried.Dream Valley2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"The golden apples " Twilight said as she began to read the book. "This says that they only grow in Dream Valley: a place where your imagination comes to life I'm sorry Applejack, but it's just too dangerous."
"What do you mean?" AJ asked.
"Yeah, Dream Valley sounds like a great place!" Spike chimed in.
"Well your imagination is more than just your dreams, it's also your fears and anything else that you think about. A tribe of ponies once inhabited that place and their life was very imbalanced." Twilight explained as she magically flipped to another chapter in the book, "One minute they were in the sunshine eating cupcakes, and the next they were being enslaved by witches."
"So, we'll just have to control our thoughts." AJ replied.
"Even getting there is dangerous: you have
Letter to FluttershyDearest Fluttershy,Letter to Fluttershy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I don't know why I write this letter, seeing as how I won't be sending it.
Perhaps it's the only way to actually convey these feelings that have been tearing me apart for so long. Maybe it's the only way to not go insane.
Fluttershy, I love you. No, it is not a passing fancy or a friendly remark; I most certainly love you. Your natural gracefulness fills my heart with such passion that it feels as if it would burst every time you trot past me. Your mane flows like the calm seas of the West. Your voice, so soft and tender, is like music to my ears.
Ever since I first laid eyes on you, I have wanted you. I've wanted to feel that soft coat of yours, to whisper sweet nothings into your ear, to wake up next to you every morning for the rest of my mortal life.
But it seems that you have already found another. I do not blame you for your decision. He is strong, yet gentle, while I am weak and awkward. Many would burn with jealousy at the thought of the pony they love toget
Butterfly in the OrchardChapter 1Butterfly in the Orchard3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Okay everypony, remember the theme," said the mayor to the crowd of worker ponies and volunteers. "Warmth in Ice, everypony, make everything look cozy and warm, Like we must huddle up together." The preparations for the Winter's Heart Ball had begun. The Ponies of Ponyville had started to make the Community center this year's location and are trying their best to make it better this year than last.
"I'm Heeeeeeeeere," said the cheering voice of the pink party pony known as Pinkie Pie, followed by Big Macintosh pulling the cart of supplies.
"Pinkie, I'm so glad you made it." Says the mayor as she looks questionably at the oversized cart, "what exactly did you bring?"
"we brought the Ribbons, mats, balloons, streamers, screamers, plates, forks, and my personal favorite, the Party Cannon!!!" shouted Pinkie with a joyful pitch as she pulls out the cannon and aims it at the mayor.
"Pinkie, we said no cannon this year." Exclaimed the Mayor, "Remember what happened last year at Vin