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As the group of mares and their accompanying dragon made their way across the broad, cobblestone expanse of the town square, they began to take note of a steady stream of ponies converging on Sugarcube Corner with looks of excitement on their faces. The majority seemed to be fillies and colts.
Twilight cocked a curious eyebrow. "Huh. Looks like a party. I wonder what the occasion is."
Spike flared his wings expectantly and licked his lips. "Maybe they're giving away free samples."
Apple Bloom shook her head. "That ain't likely. Sugarcube Corner hasn't done a giveaway in a long time. Not since ol' A.J. "helped" with the..." She fell silent as her elder sister shot her a glare.
Applejack let out a snort of annoyance, then pursed her lips thoughtfully as they approached the milling herd of ponies surrounding the sweet shop. "A party ain't too likely either, seein' as they're short hoofed with Pinkie bein' set t' have her foal any day now."
At this Rarity chimed in. "Well
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The impromptu birthday party started to break up as the sun began to creep toward the horizon. Fluttershy gathered her brood, wished her heartfelt blessings on the new arrival and proud parents, and set off toward Sweet Apple Acres.
Caramel kissed his wife good night and left soon afterward with Tootsie in tow, smiling fondly as his eldest rattled off an ever growing list of things she wanted to do with her brand new baby sister, whilst internally bracing himself for the herculean task of getting the hyperactive filly to settle down to sleep for the night single hoofed.
Rainbow Dash took off with Soarin to pick up their saddlebags at Sugarcube Corner and then go find her old house among the drifting cloud banks over Ponyville. The rainbow maned pegasus bid a cheerful farewell to all of her old friends, save for Applejack with whom she only exchanged a terse, awkward nod before leaving. Soarin cast a lingering glance over his shoulder at the blonde earth pony as they v
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Apple Bloom perched on a step ladder, articulating the wooden spars of the flight harness' redesigned wing, which now bore as much resemblance to the fins of a fish as it did the wings of a butterfly. Satisfied that the hinged attachment points were solid as well as moving smoothly, she gave Twilight a confident nod and climbed back down the ladder, folding it up and flipping it onto her back to move it out of the way.
The lavender unicorn stood on a square platform occupying the center of one of Sweet Apple Acres' hay barns, which had been partially cleared out to give Twilight, Rarity, and Apple Bloom someplace to work. A stout rope connected the harness to a pully, with Applejack holding the other end as a safety measure.
Since they'd arrived on her farm with this new project, the blonde earth pony had been watching their progress with an air of detached bemusement, but when time came to test the latest iteration of the wings she was adamant a
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Big Macintosh bounced lightly on the tips of his hooves, his deep, gentle voice coming out in a singsong rhythm to the giggling accompaniment of his son Bud, who sat perched on the massive stallion's broad back fluttering his tiny apple green wings. "This the way the ladies trot, so do we, so do we..."
He shifted his tempo to a more strident hop, which in turn caused the little orange maned foal to escalate from giggling to cackling. "Here comes a country colt, hobbledy gee, hobbledy gee!" He finished the rhyme with an emphatic bounce on his hooves.
The huge red stallion stopped and looked over his shoulder, blinking in consternation as he suddenly realized that Bud was no longer sitting on his back. He cast his panicked gaze around the barnyard of Sweet Apple Acres, looking over to Fluttershy, who sat on a rocking chair on the porch with Bud's twin sister Blossom cradled in her forelegs contentedly drinking from a bottle. The butter colored pegasus gave he
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The new Royal Opera House was a tour de force of monumental Equestrian architecture, one of the most striking features of the Canterlot skyline. It rose over the domes and cupolas of the city, a row of concentric, horseshoe shaped arches with almost perfect acoustics anywhere within its cavernous interior.
Beyond the performance and appreciation of the finest pony music from ancient folk tunes to classical operas and symphonies to jazz and big band combos to rock and roll to the latest in cutting edge magilectronica and wubstep, the grand structure served a secondary purpose as a stage for the Equestrian elite to parade and perform for one another in their own esoteric dramas of social status and ostentation. For many of the creme of Canterlot culture, the show that went on among the marble pillars of the entry hall was the main event, while whatever lavish performance went on on the actual stage inside was merely the pretense for it.
Central to it all, as they wer
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Soarin let out a cry of pain as he slammed into the lockers, then sank to his knees with a low, miserable moan, the wind knocked out of him.
A younger pegasus stallion with a dusky purple coat and a white mane stood over him, eyes wild, wings flared, and teeth gnashing in rage. Between his bandaged forehead, the multicolored stains of assorted fruits on his yellow and blue flight suit, or the bits of glass clinging to his disheveled hair, he appeared to have plenty of reasons to be angry. "Just what did y'all think y'were doin', y'overstuffed feedbag? I coulda broke my consarned neck!"
The sky blue pegasus looked up at his teammate with wavering eyes, wheezing as he struggled to push himself upright. "I... I'm sorry. I don't know what happened."
The angry stallion got in Soarin's face. "I'll tell ya what happened, ya sorry sack of oats." He reached out a hoof, jabbing him in the gut to emphasize his words. "The load shifted in flig
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Over the following week, the usual sketches and fabric swatches of high fashion dress designs that lined the walls of the Bijou Boutique's workroom were rapidly covered over with a profusion of diagrams and drawings of different wing shapes. A chalkboard filled with magical equations stood in the corner, with disused ponikins shoved behind it looking as if they were taking shelter.
Twilight Sparkle reached up to pull a pair of goggles down over her eyes and skimmed over her notes for the umpteenth time, calling out to the adolescent dragon stationed in the corner with a quill and clipboard in his claws. "Okay Spike, lets start recording the proceedings now." She cleared her throat, assuming an official tone of voice. "Sparkle/Belle Personal Flight Harness, Mark One, Test One."
She stood on the turntable platform, decked out in a stripped down version of the Princess Celestia costume comprised of the basic harness attached to a c
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Clouds of steam from the engine mingled with the fine mist of a drizzly spring morning as passengers disembarked from the express train from Canterlot.
Among them, a lavender coated unicorn mare paused to savor the pervasive scent of apple blossoms that hung in the air, smiling up at the familiar hoof carved sign hanging over the station house proclaiming her destination: Ponyville. She cast an apologetic glance over her shoulder as the passenger behind her irritably cleared his throat, and hastily stepped down onto the hoof scuffed concrete of the platform.
When she'd moved a bit out of the way of the milling crowd of earth ponies and unicorns, she paused again to properly stow the book she'd been reading, which had been hovering at her side like a dutiful companion since she'd exited the train. She pulled an umbrella from her saddlebags and opened it over her head. There it floated in a cloud of sparkling purple magic, its shaft balanced like the poin
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The rich velvet curtains by the doorway rustled imperceptibly, parting and falling closed as the princesses settled themselves on an elegant divan and motioned Twilight, Rarity, and their companions to make themselves comfortable on the richly brocaded cushions scattered about the opulent lounge suite reserved for the royal sisters and their guests.
Princess Celestia gave her prized student an encouraging smile and gave a bob of her tapering horn. "Now, Twilight, what is this matter that you and your friends would like to bring to our attention?"
At her side, Princess Luna sat with a look of guarded interest on her dusky face. "Yeah, lay it on us."
The scholarly unicorn mare smiled back, and her violet eyes began to gleam as her horn sparkled to life. "I'd like to start by thanking your Highnesses on behalf of myself, Rarity, and the employees and friends of Harmony Aeronautics, a new company that we founded under town charter in Ponyville to develop a brea
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Rarity and Twilight's hushed but vivacious voices could be faintly heard coming from the parlor, spinning their tale of the development of the flight harness with the occasional question or outburst of soft, sandy voiced laughter from Rainbow Dash.
Meanwhile, the Apple sisters busied themselves washing up after dinner. The two mares worked in silence save for the clink of glasses and plates and the rattle of casserole pans under the gushing of the faucet and the soft rhythm of the scrub brush strapped to Applejack's hoof.
Presently, the freckled farm mare sent a sidelong glance to her younger sibling. "So... I couldn't help noticin' that y'all're more than a li'l bit taken with Pip."
Apple Bloom's cheeks went bright red and she avoided meeting her sister's gaze, becoming inordinately engaged in polishing the plate she held in her hooves. She let out a nervous laugh. "What... whatever'd give y'all that idea? He's just our test pony. Any interest in his parts... I
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A few days later Rainbow Dash and Soarin stood on the front terrace of the chromatic maned mare's old home, now officially transferred over to the newly transplanted stallion's ownership, looking the airborne structure over with a measure of satisfaction as the early rays of the sun played across its billowing clouds and columns.
The sky manor was looking much better from when they'd first arrived, with the wisps scraped off and the rainbow fountains showing a bit more of their old color. A weekend's work by several of Dash's old friends from the weather patrol, most of whom were rapidly becoming Soarin's new friends as well, had taken down those parts of the baroque structure that were too decrepit and consolidated the house into a very serviceable dwelling for a bachelor pegasus. Empty bags of cloudcrete mix lay in a pile waiting to be dropped off at the dump, and a few pieces of flat packed furniture shipped in from the Cloudsdale Skykea lay by the door r
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Children of the Guardian
17 years later .
David awoke to the sun shining directly in his face.
"Ugh up with the morning sun again." He grunted as he slipped out of bed.
He shook his head and stretched out his legs. He looked over to the mirror hanging on the side of the room and stared at the stallion muzzle looking back at him. His reflection stared back at him, the silver eyes unblinking as he walked closer.
He slowly put his front right hoof against the mirror to make sure it was really him. Even after being turned into a stallion and marrying Twilight he still couldn't believe that it was really him in the mirror.
"17 years you'd think I would have worked it through my thick skull by now." He said smiling.
His eyes looked over his stallion form once again. He had not only been giving the gift of a unicorn horn, but he had kept his original hair color. Dark black strands of hair covered his eyes along with a silver streak that passe
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David yawned and opened his eyes. He had never slept that well in a long time. "Well time to get ready." He hopped out of his bed and walked over to the mirror in front of Twilight's bed. He stared for a while at the young man looking back at him. His brown hair hung all over his face and in front of his silver eyes. "Mom always said these eyes made me special." He removed his t-shirt to change into something more formal. David was a 5'9 210lb former football player. He did have a bit of gut on him but only because his coach wanted him to be a lineman. He made up for it by having very broad shoulders that could carry massive amounts of weight. David suddenly stopped changing when he realized something; he didn't have his suitcase with him. As he placed his t-shirt back on, he noticed Twilight looking at him from her room. "AHH! Twilight, uh, I was just uh." He stopped when he noticed her cheeks were bright red. "I uh just wanted to let you know t
Two Peas In A Pod"I still can't believe how crazy today was!" Twilight Sparkle blew a tuft of hair away from her eyes as she surveyed the clean-up effort currently on-going across Canterlot. Though the Changeling army had been driven from that hallowed city, the damage was still intense. All around ponies worked hard to tidy away piles of rubble and put out small fires amongst the wreckage.Two Peas In A Pod in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight turned to her brother who was silently scanning over a set of building plans whilst watching the repair efforts, doing his best to remain stoic but more importantly, ignoring her. She gave him a friendly smack to the back of the head with her hoof. He still did not reply. "So, strange thing " Twilight continued. "When I met Cadance the real Cadance that is, in the caves, she was all set to get married. So you must have been close to your wedding date when she was switched with the Changeling Queen " She trailed off again, looking up at her brother.
Shining Armor continued staring ahe
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The evening breeze blew through the Apple family orchards, dancing through the leaves and into the old barn that stood firm in the night. Passing through an open window on the top floor the cold wind fluttered through the small room, and across the cheek of an orange earth-pony, stirring her from a light sleep.
Light radiated from the many stars in the night sky, dimly lighting the room Applejack called hers. AJ's eyes fluttered open, and for several minutes she simply lay there, enjoying the cool night air. After several deep breaths she began to move, stretching her hooves this way and that to prepare for the day at hoof.
"Gosh, dar'nit!" She spoke as her first hoof made contact with the firm wooden floor. "Why can ah never fall back t' sleep in the mornin'."
Tiredly she made her way onto all four hooves, and slowly trotted across the room to a large mirror. Applejack's favorite Stetson hat rested on the desk beside it. The golden-maned pony moved sluggi
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This is a fanfiction for My Little Pony- Friendship is Magic. It is a romance story between Rainbow Dash and Applejac, and is sequel to my story 'Following a Rainbow'. If you have not read the prequel, please go do so now before beginning this story. The link to 'Following a Rainbow- Chapter One' is in the discription below. Otherwise; enjoy!
It was a perfect day in Ponyville. The sky; a vibrant ocean blue, free of any clouds. The air; crisp and full of excitement. The grass; the same shade of lush green no matter what side of the road you were on. In light of the recent events that had taken place in their lives, Applejack and Rainbow were more than happy to take the day off, and to spend it together.
"So, Dashie," Applejack spoke, having to raise her voice to be heard above the busy chatter of Sugarcube corner. The store was filled with ponies, young and old, searching for sugary treats to enjoy in the
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Applejack sat within the embrace of Rainbow's wing, under the largest tree in all of Sweet Apple Acres. The sun was just peaking over the horizon; in the distance, still vaguely viable, was a Pegasus drawn chariot. On that chariot, along with princess Celestia, was Twilight Sparkle, Rarity and Fluttershy.
"It's so strange, watchin' em go." Applejack's voice was soft, mournful. It was the first thing either pony had spoken since the chariot left several minutes ago. "For the longest time Ah thought we'd all be together, here in Ponyville, together forever."
The leafs above the couple's heads whistled as the morning breeze danced through them. Applejack warmly snuggled closer into Rainbow's side.
'So many things are going to change around Ponyville soon.' Applejack looked up to meet Rainbow's loving eyes. 'But Ah know it'll be alright, so long as Ah've got Rainbow by mah side.'
Rainbow didn't speak, but instead returned her eyes to the sky before them, tracing along with the
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-Earlier that day-
"Woohoo! This is amazing!" Rainbolt shot through the sky, the wind breaking against her. She was an unstoppable force with her eyes set on a beautiful white palace in the distance. "I can't remember the last time I flew this fast!"
The sky above had morphed into a canvas painted of reds, with clouds multiplying slowly, but steadily. The evening air was crisp; cold as it bit into Rainbolt's lungs with each new breath. If it were any other time the Pegasus would have hated the feeling, but as she soared through the sky the bitter-sweet cold filled her body with joy. Rainbolt couldn't remember the last time she was this excited over something.
The Wonderbolt tryouts. The very thought warmed the Pegasus's chest, her heart beating rapidly. As the Canterlot stadium grew ever closer, Rainbolt began her descent. And then she saw them. The Wonderbolts. Just standing there, watching as the last participant finished his routine with a barrel
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The distinct smell of a warm spring morning filled the property of Sweet Apple Acres, carried by a soft breeze through the many apple trees. The bright blue sky above, once a luring land of adventure to Ponyville's own Rainbow Dash, now carried no interest to the cyan Pegasus know as Dashie as she continued her mornings work, filling barrel after barrel with sweet delicious apples. Instead of daring tricks, and her competitive spirit, Dashie's mind was occupied only with thoughts of her new life with Applejack. Her life without Rainbolt; without needless complications. Without the Wonderbolts.
It was perfect.
Applejack didn't need to know about Rainbolt, right? That would just cause problems. No, Dashie was sure that she would keep her counter part a secret for as long as possible. Still... the Pegasus couldn't help but find her thoughts steering towards the previous night, just after Applejack fell asleep. A loud explosion filled the air, shocking D
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"Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!" Rainbow yelled loudly as she glided through the warm, mid-day air. Rays of sun light beat down against her back, and from below drifted up the definite scent of Sweet Apple Acres. A pair of sad, watery magenta eyes furiously scanned the world below, looking, searching for- "There it is!"
Pulling in her wings, the Pegasus began to fall, air dancing through her mane as she plummeted downward then, at the last moment, her wings shot back out. Pulling to a stop in the blink of an eye, Rainbow found herself at the entrance to the infamous Cutie Mark Crusaders club house. It was the perfect place to have some time to herself, whilst it's usual occupants were out becoming 'cutie mark crusader hang gliders'. Quickly glancing around to ensure that no pony was around, the cyan Pegasus trotted inside.
"How exactly is the element of loyalty supposed to decide..." Rainbow fell in the centre of the club house, head in hooves and t
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Side by side, Applejack and Rainbow ran. Street after street they ran, their lungs beating angrily In their chests and thoughts roaming freely. What had happened? Why? How? After several minutes of running, the two mares finally began to slow, pulling to a stop near Ponyville Square. As always, it was bustling with excitement.
"What the hay was that!?" Applejack coughed as she regained her breath, turning to Rainbow with a fearful expression.
Rainbow mimicked AJ's attempt at regular breathing as she spoke. "How should I know? That guy was crazy!" Applejack's gaze quickly became inquisitive as Rainbow continued. "He started trashing his own store just to scare us off!"
Many voices filled Ponyville Square, and to the surprise of Applejack, it seemed as if no pony was paying attention to their conversation. The sun rested high in the sky, warmly boasting that it was nearly mid-day. AJ concentrated several moments on what she wanted to say, before she
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'It has to be perfect.' Applejack thought to herself, staring at the table before her. It was the dining table of the Apple family, but it looked nothing like the raggedy old thing that it usually resembled. The old oak table, beginning to rot and fall apart, had been covered with a bright picnic blanket design tablecloth. Atop said tablecloth sat a variety of candles, small and large, accompanied by a single perfect, breathtakingly prepared apple pie.
The lights in the room were off, allowing the candlelight to illuminate the table beautifully. The orange earth pony stood before the table, admiring her work. In most cases to much exaggeration would give a prank away, but when it came to the self acclaimed 'fastest flier in Equestria' the more the merrier. The moment Rainbow Dash saw that pie, she was as good as pranked.
The farm pony had even taken the time to tend to herself, brushing her coat over and over to ensure perfection, then braiding her golden-b
Arcana of Equestria Chapter 2: A Storm of DarknessAs the sun began to crest over the mountains in the east, Spike tried to compose himself after the events of the previous night. For reasons he could not even begin to understand, somepony had broken into the ancient castle of the royal pony sisters, deep within the Everfree Forest no less. Whoever it was had power enough to put nearly an entire village to sleep at once. They were very magically adept, able to change forms and move almost silently. They seemed to have personal knowledge of the castle and the construction and supposed contents within. It did not take Spike long to realize who the most likely culprits of this caper was, it had to have been one of princesses of Equestria. “But why would any princess be stalking around the ancient castle and worrying about missing objects?” Spike thought. “Do they not have important duties to take care of in Canterlot? I mean managing these lands cannot be any easy task. I don’t think Cadence is involved but what thArcana of Equestria Chapter 2: A Storm of Darkness in Drama More Like This
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I am in need of money, because I need to get my girlfriend a way to move out. She really needs to, for various reasons I can't really detail, and it isn't easy for her to get the money. She can't get much help from family either, so it's up to her and well... me to get that money. She's looking out for jobs and other means to get money, and me being in the country I live in, and the currency value.... even if I started working full time, the money I'd make wouldn't be really much in dollars, for her. I really need it, guys and girls. So if any of you have the money, and want a piece of artwork made by yours truly... I'd deeply appreciate it if you contacted me. I'm very flexible, open minded for ideas, usually work fast and hard to get commisisons in really short time and most importantly... I'm doing this for love. So please, if you have money, want a drawing, a comic, a short fram
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An Appledash-Scootabloom Fic
Walking through the streets of Ponyville, were Applejack and Applebloom. They were heading to Rarity's Carrousel Boutique.
"So, lemme get it straight, we're going to have a date with the girls we love, but we won't tell'em it's a date" Said Applebloom, still trying to get what were they doing.
"Y'all are going to teach me everything y'all remember from yer stay in Manehattan, about bein' all fancy n' girly, to try to impress'em"
"But the only thing y'all can't do, it's to make a dress"
"Or correctly wear make-up, that's why we're going to see Rarity"
"Are y'all sure you wanna tell Rarity 'bout this?"
"No, that's why Ah'm not telling her nuthin' except we need dresses. Speaking of dresses, why don't y'all ask Sweetie Belle to make yers?"
"NO! Ah mean she's a very good friend but, How do Ah tell this without bein' mean Sweetie Belle, as a fashionista, it's a v
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Finally, it's done and ready! This is a fanfiction called "A Moment". It is a sequel to the fic "My Little Dashie" by ROBCakeran53. This won't make sense unless you've read that, so head on over to his profile and read it (I put a link in the description). Also, in the description I put a link to the picture that gave me inspiration for the final scene (and, to a degree, the entire story). When they gather for cookies and cocoa, have that image ready to augment my descriptions (I can only describe clothes so well; I'm not a pro, you know!).
Okay, so here's the deal. I feel this story would be a tad long to post here in its entirety (or, at least, it would make getting to the comments SUCK), so I have instead taken the liberty to provide a link to it in the description
A Different Tune Chapter 2Octavia followed Scratch as the filly led her to the instrument room, which Mrs. Reed had pointed them towards after they made amends, noting that they were already quite tardy thanks to, as she put it, "Vinyl's latest stunt". Fortunately it seemed the old mare had been overexaggerating slightly, given that the last of their class was still filing into the room ahead of them. Vinyl got to the door ahead of Octavia, and held it for her. They made it just in time for their music instructor to turn around and face the class. He was a yellow unicorn with a long brown ponytail of a mane, and the only adult Octavia had seen who wore a smile on his face.A Different Tune Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Now I know you all picked instruments out over the summer," he said, voice so raspy that Octavia's throat hurt in sympathy. "But you gotta make sure it feels right in your hooves. Try it all out, colts and fillies." He gestured around the room to the dozens of carefully arranged instruments. Stands held saxaphones and violins, trumpets and o
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Trixie found the days passed by quickly and peacefully from there. She began to develop a routine. By the time she awoke Fluttershy was making breakfast, typically oatmeal, a warm and filing meal that started the day right. Trixie would take her mornings easy, still recuperating. She had gotten her books back from Twilight, and would review them, often in the garden if the weather held. She would then usually accompany Fluttershy into town in the afternoon, having lunch with her or just taking the chance to stretch her legs. She began to fill out little by little, her coat gleamed once more, and she regained her former energy. Only one thing stood between her and true health. That was why, nearly a week since her first visit, Trixie found herself in the Ponyville library again, Twilight Sparkle staring at her.
"Absolutely no magic?"
"None at all." Trixie shook her head. Twilight frowned.
"What happens if you try?"
Trixie shuddered. "Nausea. Trixie would rather leave it at tha
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The next morning, Fluttershy and Trixie shared a breakfast of oatmeal again. Trixie found it easier to get around and ate almost an entire bowlful. She realized most of her original wounds were healing nicely, and while her side was tender it wasn't painful to move, usually.
"The others will want to know you're up." Fluttershy said. Trixie glanced down at the floor.
"Will they really care?"
"They're my friends too." Fluttershy responded. Trixie nodded, understanding what she meant.
"Shall we... go out?" Trixie asked. Fluttershy paused.
"Are you...are you sure? They could come..."
"Trixie has healed excellently under such adept care." she smiled at Fluttershy, who blushed slightly in response. "Besides," Trixie said softly, "she promises not to exert herself. She doesn't want to spend a single day more bedridden."
"Okay. A day out would be...nice." Fluttershy smiled. Trixie nodded and waited as Fluttershy cleaned up breakfast. They made their way to the door. That same rabbit
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Trixie made her way down the stairs unsteadily the next morning, feeling rested but hungry. She realized as she walked down that she was being watched. Looking around, she found a white rabbit standing on a small end table, glaring at her. It made her feel unwelcome, but Trixie just glared back at it.
"Do not mess with Trixie, rabbit, or she may make you part of her next routine."
The rabbit did not look amused. A noise distracted her, and Trixie looked up to realize the birdhouses hanging from the ceiling were occupied, small sparrows talking to one another from their houses.
"What kind of house is this?" Trixie just stared on. Another bird emerged from a larger house. It was a robin that began to whistle a tune. To Trixie's surprise, a silky voice sang back, wordlessly, in perfect key.
"Good morning- oh, Trixie!" Fluttershy entered the room from the kitchen. Trixie realized she had a light blush on her face and immediately scolded herself. Why was she blushing?
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"There you go, Mr. Badger. You make sure you stay off that paw now." Fluttershy told the small critter in front of her, one hoof holding up a bandaged paw while the other carefully stroked it's back. The badger gave a grumpy growl in response.
"Now now, it was her vegetable garden after all. If you're ever hungry, come see me, okay?" Fluttershy responded, patient as ever. She gave the badger back his paw and the creature wandered off. Fluttershy smiled and looked around. Today was just a perfect day in her mind. The sun had warmed the hill she sat on, making it all the more comfortable as she tended to the creatures that came to her for aid. She preferred to tend to them in her hut, where she could thoroughly clean and care for any wound or problem, but many wild animals weren't all that comfortable indoors, and she did her best to accommodate them.
However, her next visitor was no small critter. A cloaked figure emerged from the Everfree forest, turning to Fluttershy once sh