For as long as she can remember, Scootaloo has hated her mother. She hated the mare who left her behind on the Ponyville Orphanage steps without a backwards glance. She hated her mother for leaving her father to suffer a life without either of them. She hated that selfish coward who couldn't stand to look upon her own baby's weak little wings and be proud of the daughter she had foaled, come what may. She hated her for everything, for she was the mare who ran away.
She's the same mare Scootaloo's running to now, the same mare about whom she'll learn the truth surrounding her abandonment.
She's the same mare who never stopped loving her baby.
A Mother's Day side-story to the Valentine's Day tale "Love, in Other Words". Reading this beforehand is recommended, but not necessarily required.
My warmest of regards to the extremely talented Famosity for the use of her stunning artwork (I Had A Nightmare Too)
Featured on Fimfiction: 5/12/13