Have you ever wondered if there's someone out there just like you? Perhaps they're on this planet, or maybe they're from another dimension, maybe a dimension created from pure imagination. When I was a kid I'd wish for things like, "I wish *insert random cartoon here* was real!", I still wish for that, only now for an escape from my downward spiral of an existence. I'm not normally a depressing person, and certainly not one to complain on that note, but mostly, I recieve my joy from those colorful equines of the world of Equestria above anything else, so in comparison some things ARE depressing.
I like to believe I have a connection to two of those certain ponies, Fluttershy, hence the fact I for one am a shy person, and ofcourse the best pony in my opinion, Scootaloo.
Thanks to the internet we've established a small understanding of the small filly, so far she's an orphan, has no cutie mark (no direction in life in other words) an independent pony, and finds joy amongst her fellow cutie mark cruisaders.
This is just the internet of course, everything is either a fact or an assumption, but if only I could get to know her, to know Scootaloo.. to BE Scootaloo. In several ways we're alike, no parents (Maybe I'll get to that later), independent, STILL no "special talent", we're close in age a fifteen to about.. nine through eleven ratio.
Maybe she's even nuts, I mean hey, here I am talking to myself inside my head.. okay I'm nuts to be thinking in third person limited format, it's official.
I suppose thinking to myself is a good time killer, and with that, it looks like my half an hour of free time before school is up.. *ugh* what a bother to get up at five-thirty every mourning.
"Okay Grandma I'll see you after school!"
"Alrightly then, have a good day!" she said.
And with that I'm off to hell, err, I mean school, yeah school.
Several Hours Later
I wish I could drive, riding this Luna forsaken bike is such hard labor, especially over a 1.5 mile distance from point A to point B.
"There I am, complaing, once again.. There I am, talking to myself, once again.. OH FAUST DAMMIT I CAN'T WIN."
"Atleast it's friday, and having internet yet no television means one thing, hubworld.com will have the newest episode up! And that can only mean one thing.. IT'S PONY TIME!"
At that point I noticed one of my neighbors was outside.. Staring at me. Note to self: take precaution over what you yell out loud and what you think about, there is a difference you know.
"Shut up me."
You're doing it, again.
"I know, wait.. Dammit I need more friends.. And possibly a therapist."
"Hi Rusty! How was your day?" my grandmother curiously asked.
She always seems to try to lighten the mood, someone bless this women, she really trys, but that doesn't mean I have to try.. Right? Okay fine.
"Hey Grandma, it was fine, as per usual."
"Well that's good, I'll get supper started." she got up from her comfortable position seated on the couch to do this of course, with slight difficultly due to having a not-so-working equalibrium.
My grandma reminded me when she announced my name, I haven't yet introduced myself to those of you listening to my tale, my name is Rusty T. Black, the first.
I don't count myself as insane to talk in a narrative tone, I just like to spice my life up.. Just sayin'.
"Time to watch MLP! I should count this very moment as the best part of the day, now lets see this episode.."
Another Pinkie Pie episode, fantastic. I'm not complaining, I just think they should give other ponies an episode, like Scootaloo! Dear Faust let there be one.. On another note, I'm not living in a fan-fiction, nor in the show, maybe I should cut down on the Equestrian lingo..
Or not, I'm fine with that.
Two hours of pony later
"Well, another day.. Another, uh, well, I don't have a job, or a TV show so no life lessons were learned here.. another pony? Yeah let's go with that."
"Goodnight Rusty!" My grandma looked at me with a warming smile.. of which I returned with my always stonic expression.
I wonder if I can choose my dream, as if I could have a set thought and have a dream that surrounded it.
"What should I think of? Maybe I could see Equestria through Scootaloo's eyes."
".... Yeah! I'm likeing this idea!"
"Hmm.. If I'm Scootaloo.. then would Scootaloo end up as me?.. Ah well! Now to set in my thoughts.."
SCOOTALOO, SCOOTALOO, I AM SCOOTALOO, SCOOTALOO, SCOOTALOO.. I hope this isn't taken as weird or creepy.. Ah so what? At least I kept it in my head this time.
"I wonder if it's working.. Guess I shouldn't force it."
I will now become Scootaloo..
"Okay this is bull, I'm going back on the internet."
Admins are asleep.. Post ponies.
"I'm so tired.. Must.. Watch.. More.. Ponies.."
I'm beginning to wonder how my peers view me, maybe as the sexually confused pony lover, ooh I know, maybe the deranged clopper! I crack myself up.
"Alright, it's.. Eleven-eleven.. someone told me you can wish at eleven-eleven, why 'cause it's all ones? The logic in that is just.. Silly."
".. One wish couldn't hurt.. I suppose."
Oh, what to wish for, what to wish for?! HURRY TIMES RUNNING OUT!
"OKAY uh.. uh, I WISH I WAS SCOOTALOO!.. Did it work?"
The clock read 11:12 as soon as the last letter left my tongue.
"Did it work? Does it take time?.. This is ridiculous.. Way to get your hopes up Rusty."
Way to talk to yourself, Rusty.
"AUGH! I need friends.. And more common sense apparently.. Wishes, who am I kidding? I'm stuck here.. FOREEEVEER!"
Okay, maybe now I can sleep.. My bed is so soft.. And my attention span is so low..
..... "Why is it so hard to fall asleep?"
"It's like if I don't shut up my brain refuses to shut down as well.."
"But I can't shut up! I'm too excited, what if I actually have the dream? I wonder if I'll remember it.."
"ARGH I hate this.."
Maybe I can think of something to help me fall asleep?
"OOH I KNOW! *heh heh*"
'..Hush now, quiet now, it's time to lay your sleepy head.. hush now, quiet now, it's time for you to go to bed..'
I put my headphones on, and stuck the melody on repeat, because well..
"It's gonna be a long night."
AN: Alright! This is my First, ever, Fan/Fim Fiction, truth be told this first chapter is longer than
any term paper I've ever written... So, gimme feedback! And enjoy your day fellow Bronies and Pegasisters
"H-huh... waz that?" I awoke with a pounding in my head, but to my delight there was a sweet aroma in the air.
"O-oh my! You're awake, I-I'm so glad." I barely hear what she said, and I could barely tell it was a she, with me being, you know, half awake right now.
"W-what? Who's there?!" To my luck, my vision was a tad blurry.
"I-It's me, Fluttershy.." After the statement left her tongue I instantly picked it up, but I became a bit confused from it.. Did she say she was Fluttershy? I must be dreaming.
"Fluttershy? What? Am I dreaming?"
"Oh I hope not, b-but if you are I-I'm sorry if I disturbed you.." She could barely stammer it out, but by that anxious voice and soft yellow and pink blur in my vision I worked out she was indeed Fluttershy.
"I'm still not sure if it is a..Where am I anyway?" If I'm dreaming, I might as well know what's going on in this dream.
"You don't remember? I'm sorry.. I was just so happy to see you were awake I forgot to tell you! I-I found you.. in the Everfree Forest while I was on my way to Zecora's to get some medicine for Angel Bunny, and you were out cold, you poor thing!"
As I processed what she said I came to a thought.. This dream is strange, it's not too far off as almost to be a lucid dream.
"Okay.. Go on." I motioned for her to move on in her story with my.. HOOVES?!
"So I carried you back to my cottage and let you sleep up here, so far it's been about.. Six hours." My ears picked up the words cottage, sleep, six, and hours. That information was nothing in comparison to learning I now had new appendages that replaced my hands.
Fluttershy stood by the bed I currently occupied as I took in my surroundings, I was indeed in her cottage, and in her bed by the looks. I moved to get up. falling out of the bed only to be land on top of Fluttershy.. So I tried my.. Hooves, at standing up, on top of that I noticed how considerably larger she is than me.
*Moan* "Sorry Fluttershy.." She broke my fall a bit, but it still hurt.
"Oh no! Scootaloo, are you alright?!" She got up and gave me a concerned look, over looking the fact that she could of gotten hurt as well.
My brain was still processing that there is indeed a pegasus pony occupying the space in front of me, then went into shock at the mentioning that she referred to me as Scootaloo.
She called me Scootaloo! My dream came true! But whoa, the pain was almost all too real to be a part of this dream.. Maybe something fell on my head in the real world? No.. This probably is a genuine lucid dream, I can't seem to gain control though..
"Ugh.. I'm okay, but wow, this dream is pretty real, I can smell fresh greenery, and I definitely felt that landing back there too." This is pretty cool, and hey, I'm hanging with Fluttershy!
"D-dream? What do mean?" She seemed a little nervous about her words, then again she is basically the embodiment of shyness.
"This dream, the one I'm having right now! I mean, I do feel a little bruised from the fall, but that's fine." I was still enthused with my current state, it DOES worry me a little about how confused she is.
"S-scootaloo, um.. You're not dreaming, I just saw you wake up, you can't be dreaming!" I blinked and twitched my eyes a little, damn logic.
Wait, if I'm not dreaming.. Oh sweet Celestia, did my wish come true?! No.. It couldn't have, right?
"Oh dear, you must be feeling sick.. here let me help back into bed." To my surprise she lifted me with her fore-hooves and with a slight flap of her wings lifted me up into the bed with ease.
"I don't actually feel well now that you mention it.. And a little confused too, as to why I was in the Everfree forest." This was true, I mean, doesn't Scootaloo have a home?
"Oh, you poor thing.. Are you hungry too?" Definitely the Element of Kindness, she has a sort of motherly feel and aura to her as well.
Now that she mentions it, I feel like I haven't eaten in AGES! Well.. Rusty ate before bed, Scootaloo, it seems, hasn't eaten in a while.
"I'm really hungry.. Could I have something to eat?" Well duh, she just asked if you were hungry genius..
"O-OH! Of course! I'll fetch you something to eat, and I'll get a little medicine while I'm down stairs, okay?" I wonder what kind of food ponies eat? Apples and carrots? Surely there's more than that, and medicine? Oh boy..
"Okay.. Th-thank you Fluttershy." Heavens to Betsy, she's so nice to bring in a filly she found in the woods.. I wonder if she has a shed.. *gulp*
"Alrighty then, sit tight, I'll be right back." And with that she walked out the door and it shut with click.
"Hmm.. So, I'm a pony.. It's a little confusing.. But I'm in the care of the nicest pony in Equestria, so it's not that bad."
"Come to think of it, you know how many people would KILL to be here in my position? They'd probably freak out with joy, or maybe they'd keep their calm as to not startle one of their favorite ponies."
I took a moment to further examine my new body, I had a purple mane with a matching tail, an orange coat, and little Pegasus wings. I was indeed Scootaloo, if only I knew why.
"I'm back!" Fluttershy was at my bed side once again in no time, on her back a tray with a multitude of things, she proceeded to place the tray on the near by nightstand using her mouth.
"I brought you a daisy sandwich, a glass of water, we were out of apple juice and a little filly like you can't drink cider, and some cold medicine for when you finish eating." For the medicine she had a decent sized spoon which I guess I won't be able to hold, and the medicine itself was in a large white bottle labeled "Ponytussin" Great, Robitussin in Equestrian form.
"Thank you Fluttershy!" I said this whole heartily, I really did.
"Oh it's no problem at all! Okay so you go ahead and eat, I'll be downstairs if you need me, and yell for me when you're done eating okay?" Eating.. Oh yes, this will be a challenge.
"Okay." With my simple reply she smiled and proceeded to walk downstairs, leaving the door open a crack as she did.
I went for the sandwich, I suppose daisies are like a substitute Salami.. Only way to find out is by eating it I suppose, and I'm starved! I scooped up the food stuff with my hooves, I knew trying to grip it would just end up with me getting covered in food, followed by a very awkward bubble bath... I could feel my cheeks burning at the thought of that.
"Oh my god this is delicious!" My first bite proved my pony taste buds make things like this taste like.. Stuff I find delicious back on Earth!
I quickly scarfed it down, cautious not to lick my hooves however seeing how I walk on them. I drank only half of my water, I might need it after the medicine..
"I guess I should call her now.. *inhale* FLUTTERSHY!!" In a matter of seconds the Pegasus was once again, at my side, this time floating above the floor in fright as if we were playing "The floor is lava".
"WHAT?! WHAT'S WRONG?! ARE YOU OKAY?!" I was a little startled at first, then I realized that I must of startled HER with my sudden cry for assistance.
"Sorry if I scared you Fluttershy, but.. I'm done, see?" A small grin found it's way onto my face, I wonder how adorable I must look, puppy eyes activate!
"O-oh, it's okay, but since you're done, it's time for your medicine." She then picked up the white bottle next to my now half empty glass of water and also grabbed the spoon that also occupied the same tray as the two former's.
I could feel myself growing with fear of how it would taste, I watched as she poured the pink ooze into the spoon, and she was generous with it at that.
"Alright, open wide Scootaloo." She held the spoon mere inches from my face, I reluctantly opened my mouth and received a spoonful of the stuff. I wasn't very surprised at this next part, I gagged a little as the "Ponytussin" slid down my throat, but I held it down seeing as I should probably listen to what my new caretaker tells me.
"There, feel better?" Her voice was warm and soothing, so of course I felt better.
"Yes, thank you." Short and sweet.
"Now you get some rest, there's a bathroom through that door over there if you need it, but right now it's about 9:30, and little fillies like you need their rest, if you need me I'll be downstairs, goodnight Scootaloo." It's almost like she's a second mom.. Well, I wouldn't really know.. So I guess she's like a first mom, to me at least.
"Goodnight Fluttershy" She flashed me a warm smile, one that matched her voice, and shut the light, and the door.
"Hey.. This bed is even softer than mine! Score!"
AN: Here's chapter 2! Enjoy, because I start school again on Wednesday, so these updates will be the latest weekly starting Saturday if so, but I will keep posting! Enjoy your day my Bronies/Pegasisters ;D
EDIT: As always, I NEED feedback kthxbai.
I awoke to the sweetest sound.
"H-huh?.." I'm still in Fluttershy's cottage, in her bed, then that wasn't a dream..
"That must of been Fluttershy's singing, perhaps I'll go downstairs." I failed to realize I still haven't gotten used to my new body, thus falling, onto my face, on the floor, as I left the bed.
Pain.. Yep.. Definitely NOT a dream.
"Ugh.. Okay, right hoof, left hoof.. back right hoof, back left hoof." I repeated this process and made my way to the door, luckily, it was open just a smidge, so I wouldn't have ANOTHER dilemma on my.. hooves.
And now for my next obstacle. Stairs. Take note, I am a lazy.. pony, thus, stairs are my nemesis, but now that I just learned how to walk, barely, they've been promoted to arch-nemesis.
"Right, so.. right hoof, left HO-.." *THUMP* *CRASH* Ouch. You've made your point reality, and Stairs.. You win this time. So I fell, well, only about four to five steps before I was caught in the forearms of my favorite yellow caretaker.
"SON OF A.. Fluttershy.. Hey, how ya doin'? Good mourning!" Nice save, better watch your tongue.. Rusty? But now I'm Scootaloo, but I'm Rusty on the inside.. I'll come to a consensus amongst myself and say I'm.. Rustyloo, I like that, rolls off the tongue nicely. Yeah, on Earth he's Rusty.. In Equestria she's Scootaloo, and together they're.. Rustyloo! Half human, half pegasus, all.. Something, ah whatever you get the idea.
"Were you going to finish that sentence?" *gulp* I hope she's not going all assertive-shy on me..
"N-no ma'am.." She smiled at me, oh thank Faust..
"Good, now.. *ahem* ARE YOU ALRIGHT WHAT HAPPENED?!" I cringed a little.. She's seems a little out of character, then again, you would be too if you're walking up the stairs and some.. Pony, falls in your arms, as if appearing from thin air.
"Y-yes, I'm okay.. A few bumps and bruises, I tripped going down the stairs.." Maybe my special talent is being a clutz, lemme check.. Nope, I'ma blank flank still.
"O-oh good, let's go downstairs and look at those, then we can have a little breakfast." I'm a walking disaster.
She then carried me downstairs, whilst flying of course, and when we reached the bottom step she set me down and proceeded to go into the kitchen.. Meanwhile I slowly walked over to the small dining table just outside the kitchen and propped myself up on to the nearest chair.
"I'll make you a bowl of cereal and grab some bandages for those cuts." Cuts? I looked down at my left knee, and yes there was a fresh cut, and one on my right elbow, two on my right side of my body.. And one on my forehead.
As I took notice of the small injuries, their stinging sensation set in, then I noticed I had a few bruises, which should be expected since I basically tumbled down the stairs like a ponyfied slinky.
I could feel small tears well up, as Rusty I matured, I went through puberty, I was 15 for Luna's sake.. Here in Equestria, Scootaloo did not, she's only about.. Eight? I guess so, and- "SWEET CELESTIA!"
In midst of my blabbering, Fluttershy had already but some kind of anti-bacterial medicine, I suppose, on my forehead, the deepest cut, she did this with a cotton ball, and then put a band-aid over it.
"I-I'm sorry Scootaloo, you seemed so lost in thought, I figured I might as well put on the Anti-Bacterial while you didn't notice.." That was thoughtful.. A fruitless effort, but a thoughtful one.
"No it's okay.. In truth I wish you would of warned me." Might as well be honest, that hurt like a bitch.. Well I can't be TOO honest, I'm only eight here, as f-far- Fluttershy continued on the rest of my cuts, dabbing at the blood that trickled from them as she did with a napkin, -as she knows.. Pain, so much pain..
"There! All better! Now here's some cereal, eat up, I'm going to go eat something and finish feeding all my little animal friends." I turned to look at the table and yes, now sitting in front of me was a bowl, a spoon, a bottle of milk, and a box of "Flim Flam Apple Flakes".. Great, those jackasses make cereal too.
"Well this'll be fun.." I slid the bowl closer to me with ease, then I carefully tipped the open box of cereal with my hooves on the edge of the bowl and gradually poured the flakes into the bowl.
Next was the milk.. it was open as well, no label, maybe delivered by the milkmare, oh what a lovely play-on-words. I VERY carefully grabbed the bottle from each side with my hooves, and turned it over, the milk poured right into the bowl, and then I cautiously put it right back up and down on the table.
"Fuck the spoon." I slid my bowl of "Flim Flam Apple Flakes" closer to me and place my, uh, muzzle into the bowl and chowed down.
Five minutes later..
"Done!" I pushed the bowl aside, and used the seemingly unnoticed napkin under my knowingly unused spoon, to wipe my face.
"I wonder what I should do now?.. Hmm, maybe I could go talk to Applebloom and Sweetie Belle!" *heh heh* "I could totally go crusading! Or maybe I could explore Ponyville.. OR I could even, uh.. I'm out of ideas. I suppose I'll just see what Fluttershy is doing, then I can decide later." I walked all around the cottage, went through every room, then after my search for my pseudo-mother, I decided to venture outside.
"Fluttershy?" Yep, she's outside alright, having a chat with the two other member's of the CMC, I walked on over, and their faces lit up with joy.
"Howdy Scootaloo!" If you assumed this was Applebloom because of her Country Pony accent you'd be wrong you stereotypical- Nah I'm kiddin' it is Applebloom.
"Hi Scootaloo!" By process of elimination, yes, that's Sweetie Belle. Oh shit you have to respond, okay, think eight year old..
"Hi-ya Applebloom! Hey Sweetie Belle!" Bingo.
"O-oh Scootaloo, your friends are here.. As you can see."
"So Scootaloo, we been lookin' for ya! Ah thought today we could go crusading fer' our Cutie Marks! Right Sweetie Belle?"
"Yeah! Totally!" Oh that squeaky voice, it's okay though, because I really like her mane.
"Oh I uh.."
AN: Here's where you guys come in, comment below what Rustyloo's decision should be, the answer will be what she replies to Applebloom in the next chapter you can pick from the three below, or an idea of your own
1."Sure I'll go crusading with you guys!"
2."Sorry you guys.. I have something to do today." (explore Ponyville)
3. Whatever the fuck you want, well, as long as it's appropriate and suited to the story.
Voting closes Friday, so get to it! It will be determined by numbering between 1 and 2, or the best choice by you, if not, I will choose. So gimme feedback!
AN: With Three votes to two votes, to two votes, Option number 2 wins. Personally I like this option most, but no hard feelings to those who chose #1 or #3, those were the rules. (Most votes wins.) Maybe #1 Will be another chapter? You'll have to stick with me to find out ;D Now back to Ponies!
"Oh I uh.. Sorry you guys.. I have something to do today." That was easy, maybe I could go explore ponyville or something of that nature. I just have to hope they don't ask what I'm doing..
In unison my technically new friends both replied with "Awwwww.." Such a lovely choice of words, fillies.
"So what is it yer exactly doin' today?" Shit. Okay think of an excuse.. Uhhhhhhh, oh no.
"Actually Scootaloo, maybe you should tell your parents where you've been.. I'm sure they're worried SICK!" Oh Fluttershy, for about the third time so far.. You are my hero.
"I think I'll go help Rarity since you can't come along Scootaloo!"
"Yeah, I think I got some chores left over at th' farm." Certainly optimistic aren't they?
"Okay you guys, see ya later!" As they left I contemplated one thing.. Where are Scootaloo's parents?
"O-okay, now get going Scootaloo, your folks are probably getting a-anxious.." They're not the only ones, it would seem.
"Bye! Be careful, if sometime happens you can come tell me!" You might be the only pony I can tell, in fact.
I began my little journey of the day by following the small dirt road back into Ponyville, I hope. I've grown quite accustomed to walking on hooves, but at the rate I was walking I'd never reach ponyville. I began to pick up pace and went into a steady jog.. Err trot, minding the bits of rocks and twigs along the way.
That's when I saw it, the prized possession of my body's past owner, Scootaloo's scooter, it was on the side of the road, cast aside into the grass like litter. I myself rode a scooter around as a kid, but then I got a bike, so it's been a while.. Not to mention I've never ridden a scooter as a pony before either.
"Well, its energy saving and faster, a little dangerous but, ah, who cares?" You'll care when you face plant.
I kept myself up on my two back hooves by placing my fore hooves on the bars of the scooter, then placing one hoof on the scooter and one on the road, I gave myself a little kick start, so to speak.
A theory of gravity states that basically, the faster you move, the more balance you receive, this is true, motorcyclists can almost scrape their bikes along the road while going up to ninety miles an hour. I was going about two miles an hour on my newly acquired mode of transportation, and then proceeded to tip over, lose my balance, and fall off said transportation.
"OOF!" This time I learned from past mistakes, and turned to my side ever so slightly, there for not landing on my face, but on my side.
"Figlio di una cagna.." Italian slip of the tongue, which is fine, because if any pony heard me in english.. Oh boy.
Whilst on my side, I noticed I'd forgotten one thing: I have wings. I know, I know, Scootaloo can't fly, BUT she can buzz those suckers while on her scooter to give her a boost if I recall.
Ever try moving something on your body with no results, like your ears? This was the same for my wings, I had to find them in my nerve catalog and read a little mental instruction pamphlet before hoof.
The first reaction was a slight flicker, a twitch even, slowly I got them to steadily beat, or buzz rather. I got back on my scooter, buzzed my wings, and sure enough, I stayed on! Logic: sometimes a bitch, sometimes your greatest ally.
"WOOOOOOOOOO!" I don't care who heard, I picked up speed and before I knew it.. I was in what looked like town square!
Great! I can ride a scooter, now.. How do I stop?.. I didn't have to answer that as I crashed into a conveniently placed hay bale.
"Ow.. Not again!" And by again I mean the crashing, it's not like I once rode my skateboard into a hay bale while going down hill, not at all.
"Eeyup.." I looked up to see a mass of red towering over me, when I reached the top of it, Big Macintosh stared back at me with his trade mark stonic expression, I couldn't tell what he was thinking as a matter of fact..
"Am I in trouble?" Okay.. Puppy eyes activate!
".. Nope." I'm lucky he's nice.
"Ya'll will be if ya' don't git along Scootaloo." I lived around the south once, so I'm used to this, but the amount of southern drawl that Applejack spews is ridiculous.
"Yes ma'am!" Don't wanna get apple bucked now would I? No! No sexual innuendo!
"Alrighty then, we'll be seein' ya later Scootaloo." Big Mac' started stacking the hay again, and Applejack simply stared at me.
"Tell Applebloom I'll be by later!" I didn't wait for a reply, I did as told, and I left.. That mare scares me in person.
I kept note to slow down every now and again, until I reached a little spot where I could leave the scooter and continue through the small village.
To my right was what I assumed was Sugar Cube corner, a bit to the north of me was the path to the library, which was the one with the noticeably large tree-house at it's end, and to my left was another path that branched out two ways, one way going towards what looked like the Apple Family farm, and the other going to the Carousel Boutique.
A little lucky the six ponies who are the closest friends live so close together, wait, where does Rainbow Dash live? As if on cue, I heard my name be called, and when I turned around, sure enough, it was the rainbow maned pegasus herself.
"Scootaloo! Hey squirt! Heelloooo?.."
"W-what? Oh.. Hi Rainbow Dash."
"Somethin' got you down in the dumps kid? You're not so energetic and up my flank as usual." What? I'm not going fan-girl over you if that's what your suggesting, you.. You, pony.
"I was wondering Rainbow.. Where do you live?" Not stalkerish, I mean, Scootaloo is her number one fan and all but..
"Just outside of Ponyville, in a cloud home." Oh yeah.. I remember, from the episode with Gilda.
"What's it like?" Curiosity killed the cat.
"What's what like?"
"Living in a cloud home, what's it like?" I didn't see my own foolishness in that, seeing how I'm a pegasus.. But hey, curiosity took over.
"You mean you've never been on clouds before? Where does your family live then?" Beats me.. Oh wait, lie! Lie man!
"Oh, I.. Can't fly yet, so we live on the ground for, uh, easier means of getting to and from the house." Sometimes it's scary how good of a liar I am.. *heh heh*
"Uh-huh.. So, wanna see my place?" OH GEE WIZ RAINBOW OF COURSE! Yeah, not to be a jerk, but.. Well, got nothin' better to do.
"Okay, sounds like fun!"
"Alright hop on." What.
My dad once bought a motorcycle, I was a kid, and being on the back of that thing was pretty.. Traumatizing, and along with my anxiety disorder, oh-ho ho ho THIS, oh boy, THIS, is going to be fun.
"U-um.. Okay.." Very slowly I'm climbed on top of her back, and held on to her neck for dear life.
*ACK* "Keep it cool squirt! We're just flying to my house, not to Cloudsdale for Luna's sake.." I couldn't hear her over my hyper ventilating.. What'd she say? We're flying to Cloudsdale?! OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD I'M GONNA DIE!.. Maybe it's not to late, yeah I can just-
"Alright let's go!" -Get off and go somewhere else.. We quickly gained a bit of altitude and speed, all the while I kept my eyes shut, fearing if I even opened them I'd see an endless void below us, or worse.. I'd see the ground rushing towards me and I'd turn into a chicken pancake.
The joke lightened the mood a bit, but I could feel still feel us gaining speed.. Strange..
I opened my eyes, to my surprise, I didn't see a void, the ground, or even the back of Rainbow's head..
"Hey Squirt! Squirt..? OH NO!"
"RAINBOW DASH!" I screamed as loud as I could, the harsh wind burning my lungs.
All I could see was the cyan mare rushing for me as I fell.. I must of let go of Rainbow Dash when I zoned out, and now I'm going to die because of it.. I could hear a song, one I quite like.. I heard it once before, while watching the Hunger Games.. This is like the scene where Rue is dieing, and Katniss sings her this lullaby, and like in the scene, my body begins to numb, and my vision begins to blur..
So this is it huh? I live for a day and a half in Equestria, the best time since.. Since I can remember, all because she cared SO much, and now it's over.. Goodbye Equestria.. Goodbye.. F-Fluttershy.. I felt the tears burning down my cheeks and evaporating away into the afternoon air, at this point I could barely make out an array of colors through my watery eyesight, it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, then there was a loud boom, and a crack of thunder.. And the array of pure color was headed straight for me.. And then... Everything went black.
AN: Not the end of the story, oh no not even, but I teared up a little writing the last bit..
AN: If you didn't read the blog post, I edited all the previous chapters, it's highly recommended to re-read them
Colors: Colors are everywhere, you can even consider white and black as colors.
I consider black to be the absence of color, and white to be a blending of all the colors in the light spectrum.
To bring it to simpler terms, if it's not a part of Roy G. Biv, (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet respectively) Or a shade/combination it isn't a color.
So where does that leave gray? Gray can describe a lot of things, emotions, environment, etc; Yet, how can we describe gray? It's just there.. Soulless, without color, half black and half white in some kind of limbo..
Are you curious yet as to why I'm talking about colors? How about why I'm discussing the color gray? Well I'll tell you.. I'm surrounded by gray, a deep space like environment, nothing but gray for miles..
I like to live by a motto, "When the world around you is gray.. All you need is a little rainbow." I'm in desperate need of a rainbow right now..
More specifically I would really love to see a certain rainbow-maned pegasus right now.
"Did she catch me? Am I dead? Is all this a sham?" For all I know it could've been a dream.. No! It couldn't have been! Right?
"Oh man.. What if it WAS a dream except it was really a trick played on me by Discord?" No.. He's made of stone now..
"Hello?" My voice echoed throughout the.. Place, that proved I wasn't floating through a gray vacuum of space at least, "Yes I'm a bitch that likes bananas, please don't send me to the moon."
"I'll guess this is either me in a coma.. Or I'm really dead."
"I suppose if this is a coma it could be loosely tied to a lucid dream, let me gain a bit of a reality check."
Alright.. If I'm in a coma and or dreaming, my Ipod will appear in my hooves."
... I closed my eyes, and when I opened them again, sure enough, my Ipod was in hooves.
"Damn touch screen.." I had to use my nose, but it worked out in the end, before I chose a song, I visualized a saddle bag on my back, and yes, when I turned my head, it was there.
"Alright.. A, Alex s... Ultimate Sweetie Belle, I popped the earbuds into my ears, locked the Ipod's screen, and slid it into my saddle bag.
I took a good look around, the gray reminded me of a blank canvas, ready to be turned into a master piece, usually shaped by emotions, and a good way to do that is with the help of music.
The techno blasted in my head as I envisioned my surroundings warping and twisting into surges of color and wild shapes, as it went on, the world around me became beautiful, there was every color of the rainbow.
"You did good Rustyloo, you did good." I took a look about the now rainbow splattered area, and noticed one gray spot left..
"What the..?" I reached out to touch it, just as my song ended, I lost my envisions, and my emotion, as my hoof met the surface, I received a pulse in my head, and a slight pounding began. I tried to touch it again, and with success I did, it felt cold, that gray spot..
"Scootaloo?" I could faintly hear someone.. Or somepony for that matter.
"Hello? Who's there?!"
"Scootaloo! Come on Squirt It's been three days, I just know you can wake up now!"
"Rainbow Dash?!" I am in a coma.. Rather, I HAVE been, for three days now it seems.
"Rainbow Dash! She has to wake up on her own!" That voice sounded a bit familiar.
"Sorry Nurse Redheart.." So I'm in the hospital..?
"O-oh.. I hope she walks up soon.." I know that shy voice anywhere! Fluttershys there too?
"It'll be okay Flutters, but hey.. I'm sorry about that.. I shouldn't have taken her on that flight.."
"Oh Rainbow.. It's not your fault, she just slipped, it was an accident, it's not like you wanted to intentionally harm her.. Right?"
"Of course I wouldn't want to hurt her! She's my number one fan!" Excuse me while I go fan-girl..
"Oh.. I wish we could get a sign, a sign that she's okay." Here's my que!
"Fluttershy! Rainbow! I'm fine! Can you hear me?!" Wait.. How in the hay do I expect them to hear me?
"Oww!" The pounding in my head was back, but more intense and painful this time- *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* -Wha..?
"That must be my heart moniter." *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* "That'll get annoying quick.. Hey, what's going on with my colors?" The color on the walls of my world were melting, and on top of it my vision was fading.
"What's going on?!" My body began to ache, my vision turned to black, then grey, then my eyes shot open into a bright white.. *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* I was blinded by a sudden burst of light in my eyes, but then it gradually faded and I could get a look at my surroundings.
"Ughgh.. R-rainbow? Fluttershy?" They were the first thing I saw, they were right next to my hospital bed, which was my first clue as to that I was in the hospital.
"OH THANK GOODNESS YOU'RE AWAKE!" I was then tackled and lifted out of the bed into a bear like hug from Fluttershy.
"N-nice to see you too.. A-air.. O-oxygen.." She instantly shot her eyes at me and set me back down.
"I'm so sorry Scootaloo! I was just so happy to see that you're awake and-"
"It's okay Fluttershy." Had to cut her off, who knows how long she could of gone one for..
"Hey Scoot! Glad you're awake! Are you okay?" Rainbow Dash gave me a very, very concerned look, as if she was purely guilty to think this was all her fault in the first place.
"I'm fine.. I have a headache, and my body kinda hurts, but other then that I'm okay I guess." She brightened up at the sound of that.
"That's great! I wouldn't of wanted to injure my number one fan!" Keep talking like that and I'll be your only fan..
At that moment Nurse Redheart walked in, looking a little content.
"Miss Dash, I see you've stopped yelling- OH! You're awake Scootaloo, that's great, I have some questions for you.."
"What kind of questions?" If my assumption if correct, these questions will be the end of me..
"Well, for one, how do you feel?" Okay that's an alright question I suppose.
"I'm fine, I have a headache and a little body pain but I'm mostly okay." I feared the next question.
"Alright, my next question.. It's about your parents, um.. We couldn't get in contact them, we need you to inform us on who they are." Oh no.. *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP*
AN: "Alone" Emotionally and physically (homewise) but as if there was a mass fallout thats deviates from the story.
I stared at Nurse Redheart, pondering her question. It wasn't even a question, really; "Alright, my next question.. It's about your parents, um.. We couldn't get in contact them, we need you to inform us on who they are." Pretty straightforward, in this world I'm like eight, right?
She spoke up again, unlike Fluttershy and Rainbow, of whom stayed silent. "Do you know where they are right now?" Think, think!
Ah-ha! "Of course! Well, what day is it?" It may seem like a subject changer, but trust me on this.
"It's Saturday, why?" Why, it's elementary my dear Redheart!
"Really?! That means my mom and dad are back from their business trip in Canterlot!" I could tell I had their interests at their peaks now.
"Business trip? Well alright, tell you what. I know you just woke up, but you should rest up a bit more and then we'll phone your parents." Rest up? If I heard correctly a little while ago, "Scootaloo! Come on Squirt It's been three days, I just know you can wake up now!" This mare is nuts.
"Okay." My next problem: what do I do when she needs to phone my parents, you know, the supposed (by me) non-existent ones?
I looked over at the clock, it read 10:30(pm); the fact Fluttershy and Rainbow stayed up to get me awake is quite- wait why would couldn't they wait until tomorrow? All these mares are nuts.
"It's great to see you awake Squirt..." Still feeling guilty Rainbow? "But I kinda have to go home now, before Tank gets too hungry... And on top of that, I have weather duty tomorrow, big storm scheduled."
"That's okay Rainbow Dash, everypony has responsibilities." She smiled at me warmly, and gave me a quick hug.
"I'll see ya later Flutters!" She trotted out the door before Fluttershy could give a response.
I was first to speak. "I guess it's just me and you Fluttershy." I smiled at her, but only received a timid squeak.
"Oh, I-I'm so sorry Scoot-" I cut her off, knowing what she'll say.
"It's fine... It really is, I-I, I'm used to being alone." She gave me a more embracing hug than Rainbow did, and slowly went her way. Tears slowly flowed down my face, this always happens.
"L-Looks like I'm alone...-" I choked and mumbled to myself. "-I'm always alone..."
An hour had past since I woke up, I didn't sleep, I just sat there, waiting for a good time to get away; It was about 11:34 (pm) a good enough time to sneak out of the hospital, I had already checked the window, I'm on the first floor and the window itself is unlocked.
I creeped out of the crisp white bed, and proceeded towards the window; For the most part I was fine, all except my front left hoof was a bit sore.
I slid the window open, and slipped outside; my hooves touched the soft grass as I looked about, going around front might be a good start in my nightly trek, mostly because there's a bit of light and a path towards Ponyville.
In the past hour I devised a plan, a simple one for the matter; I'd go to Sweet Apple Acres, towards the CMC Clubhouse to be exact, I could pick an apple or two to eat, and hide out their until tomorrow.
Okay, so there is a lot of kinks to work out, like, what do I when tomorrow rolls around? And I know what you're thinking, "But won't the hospital notice a missing filly?" They won't, because I went ahead and checked myself out before-hoof; genius!
I stopped my brain process as I strolled into town, it was silent, almost void of life. Off in the distance I could see a silhouette, moving towards me.
I picked up speed in the direction of the farm, only for the silhouette to speed up as well.
"Hey!" It sounded like a mare, I looked back as I trotted past a street lamp, under it stood a mint green unicorn, with two colored hair and a lyre cutie mark... Oh god it's her.
"Come back human! I need to know! I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR HANDS!" Oh sweet Luna help me!
I continued to get the hell out of dodge, nearing the farm; I took a moment to catch my breath now that, that... That nutbag Lyra stopped chasing me.
The farm was as dark and ominous as the town, half of the trees were barren of their fruit, the only apples that were left sat on the ground, slightly brown and mushy.
"It'll have to do..." I was starved, I could eat anything at this point; I picked up the apple with my teeth and carried with me towards my destination, the clubhouse.
Darkness was all around, I tried to stay positive and not think about all my potential problems at hoof; on thing came to mind, what will I do? It's every Brony and Pegasister's dream to come to Equestria... But like this, the ponies would send me to an orphanage, and if I tried to explain what little truth I know of, it'd either cause major trouble or they'd deem me as insane.
I thought about how Fluttershy might react, something I hadn't thought about before planning my hospital escape. If I'm lucky, she might be as busy as Rainbow Dash and not visit the hospital, or maybe they'll think I had already checked out, yeah!
My thoughts shifted away as I neared the clubhouse, it was dimly lit by the casting moonlight of Luna's celestial body amongst the stars. I trotted up the steps, and peered inside one of the windows; drawings and posters were pinned upon the walls, to the left of the door there was a small table with a lamp sitting on it (I don't even though how ponies power these things... It's not normal!) besides that and a slightly unhinged floorboard, the room itself was virtually empty.
I opened the door with a small push, seeing how it had no handle or knob, and pushed it back shut again. I took another good look around, and the unhinged floorboard caught my eye; it was slightly pushed up, barely noticeable to ignorant enough colts and fillies. I went to it, and pulled it up, the damn thing wasn't even nailed down!
Under that floor board surprised me, it was like a small storage space, with a few items inside; there was a stuffed bear, a rolled up piece of paper, and what looked like a folded up red blanket. I took these few things out to examine them, I decided on the supposed blanket first.
When I unfolded the blanket, it wasn't a blanket at all; it was a cape, a CMC cape to be exact, with a small tear... Scootaloo's cape had a tear it in that episode, you know, "The Stare Master"... Hmm.
Next up was the rolled up paper, of which I unrolled... Duh. It was a picture, drawn with crayon; there was multiple ponies, each labeled with their names, Applebloom and Sweetie Belle were next to their respective sisters, and one little orange pony with a purple mane was labeled me, of whom was next to a yellow pony with a pink mane, I assume I don't need to tell you it's labeled Fluttershy; with all of this, they were all smiling, and above them was the words "My Friends" it was obvious by now that these things belonged to good ol' Scoots.
With all my snooping about and such, I was starting to get really tired, on top of that, it's freezing in here! I hadn't even turned on the lamp yet, by now it would be pointless and would most likely rise suspicion to whoever's up at this un-Faustly hour. I rolled the drawing back up and put it back in it's place, the bear and cape I left out however; I then slid the board back into position, slightly popped up.
"All I can do now is sleep... I wonder what my dreams will be?" I shuddered at the coldness of the room, I grabbed the cape and wrapped it around myself, it was thin but it would do it's job.
I may be fifteen on Earth... But screw the rules, I grabbed the stuffed bear as well and went off to the back side of the roof, nestling down to rest; I snuggled the bear, my inner view of myself causing me to d'aww, and laid there.
"I wish I could be back at Fluttershy's cottage right now..." With a yawn, I slowly drifted off to sleep.
The air was crisp, cold on the skin this Sunday morning. After feeding all her animal friends, as well as herself, Fluttershy decided it was a good a time as any to visit Scootaloo at the hospital.
"Its a good thing I brought a scarf..." She reached into her saddlebag, and pulled out the lime green neck wear, proceeding to throw it around her neck.
The walk was roughly fifteen minutes from her cottage, it's tough being a pegasus that doesn't enjoy flying; But the walk was worth it, Scootaloo needed somepony; her words still echoed throughout Fluttershy's head, "It's fine... It really is, I-I, I'm used to being alone." It worried her, "used to being alone" that's not right for a filly to say or think.
There's something about that filly that caught Fluttershy's attention, when she's not with her other crusaders that is; she's distant, not very open to feelings, like she's trying to mask her emotions.
"The poor thing gets so riled up when somepony mentions her parents too, maybe she's having trouble at home?" Fluttershy pondered this as she neared the hospital, losing track of her thoughts as she switched to the subject of what Scootaloo's room number was.
The butter-yellow pegasus trotted up to the reception desk, where a familiar white nurse-pony with a light pink mane sat.
"O-Oh, good morning Nurse Redheart..."
"Good morning Fluttershy! Here to see Scoots?" Fluttershy nodded her head, looking off to the side and going silent.
"Well go on ahead!" Fluttershy just stood there, hiding behind her mane.
"You forgot her room number again didn't you?" The timid pony nodded her head once more, her cheeks turning rosy.
"Well then, let me check her file here and-" Nurse Redheart sat with file in hoof, confused by what she was reading.
"-this says Scootaloo checked out last night around 11:00, strange... I don't remember anypony picking her up, even so I don't remember signing her out myself..." This frightened Fluttershy, (then again what didn't frighten this mare?) she had to speak up!
"M-Maybe somepony signed her out?" Nurse Redheart shook her head.
"I was on duty all last night after you and Rainbow left, shift ended after she signed out, the only possible time she could've checked out at was when I went to the restroom..." The logic confounded the two ponies, there wouldn't have been enough time for Scootaloo's parents to come in and check her out...
"Wait, Fluttershy, we never contacted her parents did we?"
"I-I don't think so... Why?"
"Because that means they wouldn't know Scootaloo was even here!" Fluttershy went wide-eyed as everything clicked into place, gears whirred in her head she solved the little mystery.
"Scootaloo must of ran away because her parents! I-I mean, perhaps she didn't want them to know about this o-or us to know about them!" Redheart nodded in agreement, Fluttershy's answer was as good as any.
"So you're saying she checked herself out falsely, and ran away? We'd better alert the authorities of her absence Fluttershy." Something else clicked in Fluttershy's head, a small detail affecting the entire ordeal: what if, Scootaloo is an orphan? That in mind, the authorities and higher power of court would send her all the way to the Trottingham Orphanage!
... No, Fluttershy knew, she knew it was time to take matters into her own hooves!
"Nurse Redheart we can't do that! I'll deal with this-" Redheart stifled a giggle and interrupted poor Flutters.
"Fluttershy you can't do that-" Fluttershy glared at her, and pressed her own nose up to Redheart's.
"You try and stop me...-" Royal Canterlot voice activate. "AND I WILL DESTROY THEE!" Nurse Redheart quivered and sunk down to the floor, nodding her head violently in agreement, and going silent.
"Great! Now then... I'll see you later Nurse Redheart!" With that, the yellow bipolar pegasus trotted out the door to rally her friends.
The plan was set, Fluttershy would gather her friends, save Rainbow Dash who's on weather duty, and bring along Applebloom and Sweetie Belle, to look for Scootaloo before nightfall, or worse... The storm.
It was an oddity, being called out for a random meeting with her best friends, and their respective sisters, a meeting of which was held by Fluttershy. To think that Scootaloo was missing, Twilight herself had little to no affiliation with the moderately cerise maned filly, but nonetheless, she was obligated to assist in the endeavor.
Twilight was search the library, you'd think since she lives there she would've noticed a new resident in her home, right? "Still, it was a slight error in Fluttershy's plan where as I could be searching elsewhere that's more likely for Scootaloo to be." Wait... Did you hear me?
"Why yes, you're not exactly thinking to yourself, I'm surprised nopony else has heard you though." Oh sweet Luna, Twilight Sparkle broke the 4th Wall.
"4th Wall? I've heard Pinkie rambling on about that and- Wait! Who are you?!" Screamed Twilight.
"Stop that!" Stop what?
"Tell me who you are!" I'm the narrator of this lovely fanfiction, and quite frankly, you're not letting me do my job.
"What in the hay are you talking about?! Where are you, did Rainbow Dash put you up to this?!" Twilight walked down the road towards her tree-house, grimacing as I narrated her life further.
"You know what?" What, Twilight Sparkle?
"I give up! The others can look for Scootaloo, I'm going to bed early, I'm suspecting somepony slipped me a mickey..." A mickey? Isn't that a 90's drug?
Wait, what?! Hey wait a minute, you can't just give up! This isn't how the story goes at all! Come back!
"UGH! All the ponies in this town are CRAZY!" And with that, Twilight ran into her home, completely ruining my chance of including Spike in this story, oh well, no one likes Spike anyway.
Pinkie sprung down the path to Sugarcube Corner, thankfully, she was completely oblivious to my narrating, unlike... Twilight. Stopping in her tracks, the pink party pony stifled a giggle.
"I'm not oblivious to you, silly! I know everypony Mr. Narrator, and what they do,and where they live, and their sexual preferences-" I get the point Pinkie.
I sighed at the sad, sad realization that we're now two ponies short of a decent multi-view chapter due to their apparent wall-breaking abilities.
"Oh, I can't break walls, only boards and occasional cinder-blocks!" I face-palmed, only... I would have, except I'm just a ghostly narrator figure, of whom has no hands, or even a face for that matter.
"Palm? Those things humans have? I wish I had one!" I'm actually pretty concerned this story isn't about Scootaloo anymore... *Sniffle*
"Hey now, turn that frown upside down mister! That is if you have a frown- OH MY GOSH! Do you have a mouth?! We should make cupcakes!" Yep, this FIMFIC is doomed, well, unless whoever the author chooses to be the next segment of the interlude can't break the 4th wall. What's that? Audience, I have breaking news, the weird dimensional shit ends here, the Author states that he's bringing in Rarity next, thank Celestia that mare isn't the brightest crayon in the pencil pouch.
"Don't say that about my friend! She happens to have a VERY bright coat and mane, I'll have you know!" Faust help us.
Back to normal, two unicorn sisters pranced towards the Carousel Boutique to plan ahead what to do and when to do it, if incase one of said sisters found Scootaloo; Sweetie Belle would meet up with Applebloom shorty later, and search the west apple orchard and around their beloved clubhouse, then return to their respective homes before the storm hit. While they'd been doing so, Rarity would search amongst her shop, (and maybe catch up on orders).
"Now Sweetie Belle, it's important to stick close to Applebloom, if the storm starts and you get separated you could get caught in the worse of it and your mane would be ruin- I mean you could get injured!" No harm in constantly staying fabulous, to an extent at least.
With a dopey expression upon her face, Sweetie Belle merely replied with "Okay!" To which Rarity gave a warm smile to, as they entered the dress shop.
"Oh wait! I have to get something Rarity!" The squeaky filly ran up the stairs to get whatever it was that was so important, meanwhile, Rarity began her own search for Scootaloo around the shop; it was a silly command on dear Fluttershy's side, thought Rarity. Searching her own home for a runaway child, as if she wouldn't notice a new guest! Perish the thought.
Not even knowing where to start- for where could Scootaloo even hide? - Rarity went into the kitchen to make some dinner, Scootaloo could wait. These ponies really aren't reliable if you ask me.
In came Sweetie Belle, sporting her Cutie Mark Crusaders cape, she stood before Rarity, positively beaming.
"Okay Rarity I'm ready to go!" Rarity loved that her sister was so happy to help, it would be expected regardless since it was one of her best friends she- *ahem* I mean they're supposed to be looking for.
"Well Sweetie Belle, run along then so you can meet up with Applebloom." The filly vigorously nodded and ran out the front entrance shouting "CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS FRIEND FINDERS, YAY!"
Rarity shut the door behind her, then proceeding back to the kitchen; to be more specific, she was heading for the cider cabinet, and I mean the hard cider.
The marshmallow unicorn levitated herself a tall glass and the jug of cider, pouring a decent amount. Before chugging, she stated, "It's going to be a rough night tonight my dear friend, well, bottoms up!"
I cringed as she gulped down the whole thing, hiccuping and pouring herself another glass.
I'm just going to put it out there that Fluttershy has very unreliable friends in this story.
The normally timid pegasus zipped to and fro above the Everfree Forest, desperately searching for the missing filly of whom she presumed had no home to run to.
Images of the small pegasus, alone and scared, flooded Fluttershy's thought process; she needed to calm down, and get things sorted.
"It would of been a great help to have Rainbow Dash along to look, she would've covered a lot more ground, or air rather, then me..." Exclaimed Fluttershy; with a sigh, she continued her frantic search.
The two Apple family sisters walked towards their western apple orchard, wind-fallen leaves crunching beneath their hooves. Applejack broke the silence between them.
"Applebloom... You've never met Scootaloo's folks?" Applebloom shook her head in response, stating "It's a little weird now that'cha mention it."
The older of the two was puzzled; how could we have not noticed a little filly always being alone, never mentioning her family, or even inviting her friends over?
The two of them stopped relatively close to the clubhouse, where Applebloom would wait for Sweetie Belle.
"Applebloom, A-Ah need to tell ya somethin'..." She kicked her hooves against the dirt, staring at her little sister.
"If anything is ever wrong, and Ah mean anything, ever, you need to know that Big Macintosh, Granny Smith and Ah are always here for you, a-and even though Ma and Pa a-aren't around no more..." At this point, Applejack's eyes were welling up with tears as she tried to choke out her next words. "N-Never forget that we love you no matter what..."
Applebloom held out her forehooves, motioning Applejack for a hug. Applejack gladly accepted the gesture, holding her sister in a tight embrace, softly weeping away.
I awoke to rattling tree branches tap-tapping on the windows; looking around, I took note that I was still in the CMC Clubhouse, and not back on Earth.
Not that I wanted to return, I just... It's not like I had much going on for me anyway. I had my sisters, of whom might be a valid enough reason to return, my dad was- is -incarcerated, and my mom...-
I was interrupted by the window bursting open, letting a strong, cold wind inside my temporary home. I sprung up from my spot on the floor, Scootaloo's CMC cape falling off my small physique; with a small struggle, I managed to get them closed, hoping they'd stay that way.
I positioned myself back on the floor, pulling the cape back around myself. I was so cold... And lonely; I miss Fluttershy... I miss her caring nature and kindness she showed me, it's something I've been rarely been shown on Earth, it's why it's so hard for me to give any back.
"I wish... I-I wish I could stay here, not here but with Fluttershy, e-even if I stay here, I know they'll send me to an orphanage thinking I'm Scootaloo, I can't do that! Why do I have to come so close to finally being happy and feel... Feel loved by someone, or somepony, to just have it taken away from me?!" I broke into tears, rain slowly pitter-pattered on the roof, and I could vaguely here voices from outside... Getting closer.
The door creaked open, and in poked Sweetie Belle and Applebloom, blank stares upon their faces as watched me weep and wallow in depression.
"Scoots! We found ya!"
"Scootaloo, why are you crying?" I once again rose from my spot on the floor, running past the two fillies, out the door to the clubhouse and into the ever growing storm.
Rainbow Dash flew hastily towards Sweet Apple Acres, after rustling up the storm she had received a note from Fluttershy, (of which was delivered by everyponies' favorite mailmare Derpy Hooves) stating to meet her and Applejack at the farm, it being a dire emergency.
Thousands of tragedies played through Dash's head, such as improper weather control, or Pinkie was stuck down the well... Again.
When she arrived, Applejack and Fluttershy were in front of AJ's barn, the rain falling towards the ground around them.
Fluttershy had a look of relief upon her face, speaking up as Rainbow Dash approached the other two mares.
"Oh Rainbow Dash! It's terrible, Scootaloo is missing!" Dash's face went from haste to dread in an instant, looking to Applejack for answers, of whom remained silent and solitary.
"What'd do mean she's missing?!" Fluttershy cringed, but held her head high in retort.
"Rainbow-" Just then, Applebloom and Sweetie Belle ran up to the three mares, huffing and puffing.
Applejack was first to react.
"Now calm down Applebloom, what's the matter with ya?"
"Sis! We found Scootaloo!" Fluttershy pulled Applebloom close to her, eyes wide.
"WHERE?! WHERE IS SHE?!" Applejack split them up, saying "Hold up there 'Shy, let the filly speak."
Sweetie Belle spoke up "She was at the Club house, when we found inside she was crying, and then she ran away!"
"Alright, Fluttershy, you and RD make up a plan of sorts, I'll get these girls inside." Said Applejack, leading said girls towards the Apple Family home.
"Fluttershy, I'll search over the other orchards since I'm a faster flier, okay?" Fluttershy nodded, thinking of where she should search.
"Um... I think I'll search the park, it's the only place nopony was sent to search..." Fluttershy hide behind her curtain of a mane, staring down at her hooves.
"Good idea Flutters, and don't worry... We'll find Scoots, I promise." The two friends smiled at each other, and flew separate ways as the storm intensified.
AN: Yes, I know that there are more than less left out details between segments... But there short, less than important details that I was sure you could fill in. Oh, and I feel like I left you with questions, like, what's the deal with Rusty's Mom? Well, things will be revealed next chapter, and oh man, I'm going to include some D'aww.
I ran from the Club house, almost forgetting why I was running in the first place. They can't catch me, i-if they do I... I don't what will really happen, but it can't be exactly good.
To think so much has happened in just a few days, I went from confusion to pure joy and then from curiosity to in a coma. So here I am now, trotting through the rain in a body that isn't mine towards Celestia knows what!
The rain, cold and harsh droplets cascaded down on me without mercy. The wind whipping in my face on top of it, I could barely see ten feet in front of me. I could see a small sign, stopping near it I could make out "Town Park" with an arrow pointing in the direction I was headed.
As my luck would have it, the park is sufficiently large enough to hide in as long as I can find shelter. My head throbbed with a growing headache, and the loud thunder wasn't exactly helping it either. I grew tired as I moved on, both emotionally and physically; things weren't looking up for me.
I stopped for a moment to try and grasp the situation as well as my surroundings, it was almost a fruitless effort until I spotted a park bench I could hide under. Quickly dashing for cover, I ducked under the bench and gave a sigh of slight relief.
For shelter, it wasn't much... But it would have to do; I had to lay down to stay comfortable, but the ground was wet and now so was my under side. "What a bother..." I huffed. Frankly, I didn't know what I'd do tomorrow... But right now it didn't really matter, for I'll I know I could die in this storm.
Through the wind, I could faintly hear something... Or somepony even.
"Scoot-" The voice faded. In and out I could make out certain words, "Where, Scootaloo, please be okay, oh Luna" random assortments I could piece together as somepony looking for me, desperately at that.
My eyes began to water as thought about Fluttershy again, and how much I'd miss her.
"Scootaloo?!" The voice got closer this time, sounding like the mentioned timid pegasus. Is she really looking for me?
"F-Fluttershy?" I wiped tears from my eyes and sniffled while a figure slowly came into view. "Scootaloo what are doing out here?!" Now in full view, it was indeed Fluttershy; said Element of Kindness was now yelling at me, and I turned away in tears.
"Oh dear... Come over here, there's better cover close by." I reluctantly crept out from my pseudo shelter and followed the yellow mare where ever she was taking me.
The shelter was in fact the Ponyville Library, standing strong amongst the storm. We trotted in with a not-so-surprised Twilight Sparkle holding the door open with her magic.
"I saw you two from the window, is everything alright now?" I didn't look her in her eyes, this actually the first time I've seen her since my coming to Equestria.
"For the most part... I'm just glad I found Scootaloo in one piece!" I looked at Fluttershy, who gave me a worried expression.
Twilight gestured us to sit at a near-by table, while she walked into the kitchen for whatever reason. Just as I did Twilight, I avoided direct eye-contact with Fluttershy.
"Scootaloo..." My expression hardened, but softened again at the sight of the mare in front of me.
"Y-yes?" I bit my lip, I could feel anxiety rising.
"Why did you run away from the hospital? Were you afraid of something, like your father being upset over flying with Rainbow Dash, or-" I cut her off, not wanting to beat around the bush anymore.
"My father's in jail Fluttershy, I live at the Cutie Mark Crusader's club house and it was the first place I thought about running to..." There's no running now, though I realized I'm not speaking for Scootaloo anymore... I'm pouring my own heart out.
"W-well that explains that, b-but what about... Your mother?" The tears came without warning, and my throat tightened up. She acted quickly, coming to my side and tenderly wrapping her hooves and wings around me.
I felt safer in that moment, like nothing could happen to me. I wanted to stay here forever, warm and loved in an embrace... I cried harder, huffing and puffing into Fluttershy's chest as felt her nuzzling the top of my head.
"Shhh... It's okay Scootaloo, calm down..." I was having an anxiety-attack, shudders rippling down my body as my heart raced; you wouldn't understand unless you've had one, but it feels like I'm dying on the spot.
"Do you feel like telling me about your mom now Scootaloo?"
"... I can't." Here it comes.
"Why's that?" Her embrace tightened, granting me an even greater sense of safety.
"I-I don't have one." I sank my face into her chest, crying deeply gripping her for dear life.
"Oh, Scootaloo..." I could hear her starting to weep as well, and it was in that moment that Twilight walked back in.
"Spike, get the tissues please." Even the Element of Magic was getting emotional... I can't blame her.
"Right away Twilight!"
We stayed in that embrace for quite some time, even falling asleep on the floor. We laid there, with Fluttershy's wings shielding me from whatever the world could throw at us; I wouldn't replace this moment for anything, it was as if... As if...
"F-Fluttershy?..." I looked up at her, my eyes bloodshot from consistent crying.
"Yes?" She looked back at me, her smile radiating the very warmth and kindness she represents.
"... Will you be my mommy?" The room remained silent as the world around us seemed to slow.
"I'd love to Scootaloo." She nuzzled my head again, planting a kiss on my forehead.
"I-I love you mommy."