Team Harmony

by Norwegian boy

The Date (Rewrite)

I was so relieved when I got home, never thought would fight a Hydra, but I did. When opened the door I could see Falco lying on the couch, I walk over to him and he was staring at celling. “You ok there Falco?” I asked him.

“No, not really.” He answered me with no emotion in his voice. “I have done some math and I realise it’s going to take me at least two years before I have enough money to buy a house.” He lifted is upper body up. “I can’t live her for two years before I move out, I need another job.”

“Well, I think I have a solution. Are you still good at mixing drinks.”

“Of course, I am, you know who you are talking to, right?”

And there we have that ego of his, I am just glad it’s not as big as Dash. “Then you are in luck, the bar I work at needs a bartender, why not head over with me later tonight and we will ask the owner.”

He just started at me for a moment. “How often is this bar opened?”

“Four times a week, Thursday to Sunday.” I told him.

“I can work as a busboy at the daytime and as a bartender when the bar is open, yeah, that could work.” He said with a smile on his face. He then took a closer look at me. “Why are covert in slime?”

I took a closer look at me and saw that some slime was still on me. “I was in the throat of a Hydra.” His eyes widen. “The Hydra was going to eat Twilight, Pinkie, Fluttershy and AJ. So, I distracted it and ended up getting swallowed by it, I managed to make sure not to get eaten by holding myself in its throat, then I fire a few shouts into its stomach witch the Hydra throw me up and I landed in a pond.”

He just stared at me and I had no idea what he was think. “You fought a Hydra and you didn’t invite me? How dare you Fox.”

Now it was my turn to just stare at him, I should have known that he would say that, but it still took me by surprise. “Really? I almost got eaten by a Hydra and the only thing you can say that you weren’t invite? What the hell is wrong with you? We almost died, and you don’t care?” Sometimes I don’t understand this guy.

He sat up. “Of course, I care Fox, but you fought a blood Hydra so why didn’t you bring me alone?”

I just shock my head in disappointment. “Whatever, I going to take a shower and then I going to relax a little before we go, just get ready.” With that I walk upstairs. After taking my shower and I chance clothes, I decided to relax in my bed. And then it was time to go.

“How many times must I say I am sorry for what I said Fox.” After we left the house, Falco had constantly apologised to me and it was starting to get annoying.

“For the last time Falco, I forgive you. Can you just stop apologised already?” I told him with frustration in my voice.

“I know you did, but it didn’t sound real.” I just rolled my eye.

“Can you blame me, all you cared about that I was fighting a Hydra and didn’t care that four ponies were almost eaten by it and here’s the kicker, I got eaten by it.” He didn’t say anything after, he just looked ashamed. “Just forget about it.” We headed to the bar.

Once there, Falco read the sign. “The black pony? What kind of name is the for a bar?” I didn’t say anything, he would understand when he saw the owner.

Once inside we could that there were no customers there, which is normal when the bar isn’t open yet. the hole place is just your standard bar, a place where ponies and sit and drink, there also a stage there, but the only one who performs there is Vinyl and some others I haven’t learn the name of.

“Holy crap, that’s a big pony.” I looked in the direction where Falco was looking and saw that he had spotted the owner of the bar.

“That’s Boss, he own the bar.” Yes, his name is the Boss, he is a stallion with brown fur with black hair and tail, he also the tallest pony in the town, at least a few inches taller then Mac. I think, I never been good at math.

We walk over to the main disk where the Boss was, he was cleaning some classes. He then notice us. “Hey Fox, ready for tonight?” He asked me in a gruff voice, I just gave him a nod. “Good.” He then notice Falco. “Who’s your friend?”

“This is Falco.” I said while patting him on his back. “And he needs a job and I told him that you are missing a bartender.”

Boss look up and down at him and I could actually see Falco sweat, you don’t see that very often. “Can you make drinks?” Falco just nodded, he was actually afraid of Boss. “Alright, I’m not picky right now so I will give you chance tonight, and we will see how it goes, is that ok with you.”

“Sure.” Falco managed somehow to say that, Boss isn’t that scary. Is he? Sure, he’s big and have a muscles but he wouldn’t hurt a fly.

So, Falco spend the time until the bar open with Boss, learning how thing functions in the bar, I just got things ready. Then it was time to open, believe it or not but Mac was the doorman, if you are going to have a doorman you hire the biggest stallion in town. Then the ponies started to gather, I saw some of the girls, Thunderlane and the other guys. I don’t hang out with those anymore, I guess it wasn’t meant to be. After a while I saw Blitz arrive and it looked like she was going to have a panic attack. She was looking for AJ and Rarity, considering she walk straight to them. I was curious why, but I knew better to stick my nose in other business, especially girl’s.

I was standing by the door and I decided to scan the room, and everyone was behaving good time so far. Then I notice a certain mare back in the bar, Derpy Hooves. I always like her, she may be the most clumsy pony in town, but she have a good heart, if there is one who can top Fluttershy in kindness, is here. Right now, she look miserable. She arms on the table and her head lay on top, she had a glass in one of her hands. I got curious why she looked so sad , so I walk over to her.

“Hey Derpy.” She didn’t answer or look up at me. “Everything ok?” No answer, so I sat down on one of the chair by the table. It’s a little difficult see how she is felling thanks to her eyes, she has some illness that makes her eyes look in different directions, one goes up while the other is down. It’s a little creepy at first but you get us to it. “I can’t help you Derpy if I don’t know what’s wrong.”

She let out a sad sighed. “I lost my job.”

“Let me guess, moving furniture?” She nodded. Figure as much, considering she dropped a flower pot oh Twilight’s head.

“I don’t what to do, my parents expects me to have a job, but I get fired so fast.” She look at me with tears in her eyes. “What should I do Fox?”

A job for Derpy, that’s not an easy one. Thanks to her eyes she crash more than other pegasus, then I got an idea. “What about delivering the mail.” She look at me with interest. “Just think about it, it’s an easy job and you don’t have to hurt other ponies while doing it.” I could see that she was think about it.

She then smiled. “That’s a good idea Fox, I will try and apply for the job tomorrow. Thanks Fox.”

I smiled back. “You are welcome Derpy, just try and…” That’s was all I could say before we heard rackets by the bar.

We looked over there and what we saw was a stallion with black for and white hair slamming a glass down on the counter. “Not this guy again.” I looked over to Derpy. “Sorry Derpy, duty calls.” She just gave me a sympathetic nod, I got up and walked over to the bar.

“What do you mean I can’t have another drink?” The stallion shouted at Falco.

“You already had half the bottle, I think that’s is enough for now.” Falco told him.

“Don’t you tell me when I had enough.” He said while trying to stay on his feet, he was also very loud.

I saw Mac coming into the bar, I just pointed at the stallion with my thumb and he gave me a nod in return. We both walked over to him and grabbed him by his arms. “Alright pal, I think you had enough for one day.” We escorted him out.

“Girls I need help, I have a date with Fox on Saturday, and I don’t know what to do” Blitz told Rarity and Applejack when arrived at their table.

There was two different reaction of those words, Rarity was squalling like a little girl while Applejack was trying figure out if she hear Blitz right. “You know that Saturday is tomorrow, right?”

Blitz gabbed AJ by her clothes and pulled her into her so they were face to face. “Why do you think I am freaking out right now.” AJ was trying to bush Blitz away, but she was surprisingly strong.

Rarity put a had on her shoulder. “Calm down Blitz, try and explain without freaking out.” Blitz let go of AJ and managed to calm down “Now, tell us everything and don’t let out any details.” They all sat down by the table. “First, when did you started to have feelings for Fox.” Applejack gave Rarity a cold look for asking such a direct question, it didn’t help.

“I guess it started right after winter wrap up, I started to blush every time I saw him and early today, I asked him out.” She put both hand on her face and leaned against the table. “This isn’t like me at all, I usually don’t ask out the one I want to date.”

“Have you ever been on a date?” Asked AJ.

“One time, let’s just say it didn’t work out, the stallion was a jerk.” Her friends decided not ask about that anymore. “Back to the problem, where should we go tomorrow? I haven idea what Fox like and don’t like.”

“Just take him to something simple, like a café. Fox like that it’s simple, not like unicorn we both know.” Applejack said with a small smile on her face.

Rarity gave her an angry look which AJ ignored. “I am going to ignore that comment and agree with Applejack on this one, just have a simple date and besides, you don’t have the time to take him to one of the fancy restaurant, you have to make a reservation on those. Just don’t take him to Sugar cub corner.”

Blitz tilted her head in confusion. “Why not?”

“There’s a chance that Pinkie will interrupt you every minute.”

“Hey, that’s not true.” They all looked the table where that voice were coming from and a not far from them sat Pinkie with the rest of the girls and Sunset, Ace was also there, and Pinkie was not happy. “If Fox want to have a date at Sugar cube corner, I will not disturbed him.” When she said the word ‘date,’ the eyes of the rest of the girls almost pop out from their skulls, expect Ace, he was as clam as always.

“How did Pinkie know we were talking about Fox?” Blitz asked her friends in a scared voice.

“it’s just Pinkie being Pinkie, try not to think about it.” Rarity told her. Now, back to what we were talking about. There’s a restaurant north/east of town that you don’t have to make a reservation, it just a simple restaurant.”

Blitz nodded. “Yeah, I think I know which one you are talking about.” She was about to say someone but then they heard some ruckus at the bar, they could see a black stallion with white hair making some noise. Then they saw Fox and Mac escorting him out of the bar.

Once outside we let go off the stallion and he staggered out into the night. “You have to wonder who this stallion is Mac.” He said nothing just nodded. You are wondering what I am talking about. Well, this stallion just showed up a couple of weeks ago and here’s the weirds part, he doesn’t live in Ponyville. Pinkie can confirm it, she knows every pony in town.

Once the stallion was far enough from the bar. “So, Fox McCloud is one of the elementary of harmony in this universe interesting. I wonder if can save the other one.” He then opened a portal and walked into it and disappeared.

Saturday was here and the clock was almost seven at night, I was getting ready for my date, something I haven’t had since Cheerilee broke up with me or did I broke up with her? I don’t remember. After I had dressed, I walked down, I could see Falco and Shadow sitting in the living room.

Falco, who was reading a book, looked up from it. “Are you seriously going to use your normal clothes?” I didn’t bother to answer, I just walked to the mirror I had in the hallway to have one last check at myself. “Would you just relax Fox, is just a date.” I was about to comment on what he said, but Shadow bear me to it.

“Falco is right, you have to relax dad.” The entire room became quiet when she said that, I was surprised, Falco was surprised, even Vixy surprised. Shadow put both hands over her mouth when she said it.

“Did you just call me dad?” I said with a big smile.

She shook her head. “No, I didn’t.”

“Just say that you call him dad, or he won’t leave you alone with it.” Falco told her while he went back to his book.

Shadow didn’t know what to do, eventually she just shouted out. “Alright, I said it, it was just a mistake.” She then buried her head into the couch.

I couldn’t care that it was a mistake, hearing her call me a dad just made me happy. I decide not to push her further, instead I walked to the door to get to my date, first I let Vixy out and closed the door.

Once they were alone, Falco decided to ask the question. “Was it really a mistake that you call him dad?” He said behind his book.

Shadow just started at the door. “No.” Was her answer.

When I arrived at Blitz’s house, the clock was seven, I think. I didn’t knock at first, I wasn’t nervous, I just was wondering where we should go. Most of the restaurant in Ponyville you have to make a reservation, have I miss something? I just shrugged it off and knock on the door. After I knock, I could hear noises, some of them were cursing. Huh, you think you know a pony.

When they door finally open, I could see that Blitz was dress casualty, she smiled when she saw it was me. “Fox, your are right on time.”

“I am usually on time when I have a date.” That made her giggle, I don’t know why, I wasn’t funny. “What happened when I knock? I could hear you curse.”

She blushed a little. “Yeah, I hit the table when I stood up from the couch, with my foot.” Then came the awkward silence. “Shall we go?” Thank you good.

“Yes, show the way.” I step aside so she could walk out from her house, she locked the door and then we were on our way.

Little café, that’s the name of the café we went to and let me tell you, it lived up to the name. it was very small, when other café can have up to thirty people, or ponies. This one can host half of the number, I like it. The place didn’t have that much, just some table and chairs. Again, I like it.

“I’m sorry.”

I could help but blinked when she said that. “For what?” I asked in confusing tone.

“For not choosing a better place to have our date.” She told me as while we sat down.

“Don’t worry about, I like these type café, the one who does overkilled with stuff.”

That made Blitz smile, even the waitress who was a mare, smiled. “Thank you, sir. Here are you menus.” She handed them to us. “What would you like to drink.” We both order water. “Alright, I will right back with your water.”

It didn’t take long before she come back with glasses with water. “Are you two ready to order?” She asked us.

“Yes, I will just have salat, without flowers. My stomach can withstand flowers.” That made both of them laugh, I am glad that my suffering is a joke for everyone.

“I will have a hayburger.” That is something I always wanted to try, but then again, I don’t think my stomach can withstand the food. Then Blitz look over to me, probably wondering what to say. “So, how is work?” Probably the most commented thing you started with on a date, I would probably have said the same thing.

“Not bad, work at the bar can be troublesome at time, especially when it comes to drunks ponies. Working at AJ’s farm is more relaxing. What about you? How’s working at the weather team?”

She just groan. “I think it could have been better.” I couldn’t help but raise an eye brown of what she said. “I’m in same team as Rainbow Dash and she is my boss.” I couldn’t help but chuckle of that. “That’s not the worst part, she always brags that she can clear the sky under ten seconds, it drives me crazy. Why can’t she just shut up and do her job?”

After that we didn’t know what to say. Then I happened to look outside, and I could swear I could see pinkie hair duck behind a bush. “You got to be kidding me.”

Blitz just gave me a confused look. “What? Is something wrong?”

She was about to look out the window, but I stopped her. “Don’t look, just look at me.” She did that. “Try and stay calm but I think there is some ponies that are spying on use.”

That did not Blitz like. “What? When I get my hands on them.”

She was about to get up, but I stopped her. “Don’t, just sit here and act natural, while I will go to the ‘bathroom,’ instead I will sneak out the back door and confront the pony in the bush.” She nodded in agreement. I got up and walk to the bathroom, once there I slipped out the back door.

Outside the restaurant was a bush and inside the bush was three ponies, one pink, one blue and a white one. They were spying on the couple in restaurant with binoculars.

“I am not sure about this Pinkie, what if they see us?” Rarity asked the pink pony.

“Don’t worry Rarity, Fox didn’t see me, I was to quick for him to see me.” Pinkie told the unicorn.

“Why are you complaining Rarity? You wanted to come and spy on their date.” Dash told Rarity.

“I know that, but now I feel bad for spying on them.” Rarity said with some guilty in her voice.

Little did they know that giant fox had snuck out the back door off the café and managed to get behind them without getting notice.

So, they are curious to see how my date is going, is there one thing I hate in the world is that when other are spying on you, especially when you are on a date. Time to confront them.

I walked out from the corner of the house I was hiding and walked over to them, lucky for me they were busy arguing to notice me. I cleared me throat, which made them freeze one the spot, they turned around very slowly to a see a very angry me. “I have only one question; what the hell are you three doing?” None of them wanted to answer. “None? It looks to me that you three a spying on me and my date. Why?” Pinkie was about to say something, but I held up a hand to stop her. “You know what? I don’t want to hear it, because something tells me that two of you just want to see me fail, considering this is the first date I had in almost a year.” I then looked at Rarity. “And you, I expected Dash and Pinkie to spy on me but you? I just…” I didn’t have any words anymore, I just started to rub my forehead. “I’ll deal with two of you later and I think Blitz want to have a word with you tomorrow Rarity. I suggest you all get hell out of here before I lose my patience.” That made disappeared faster then Pinkie could eat a cake.

I didn’t see their faces, but I knew they felt bad and I didn’t care. I hate when other a spying on other’s, I let out a heavy sighed and walked back to the café. Once there I could see Blitz sitting at the table we had gotten, she was twirling her thumbs, she heard me come in.

“Well, who was spying on us?” She asked me

“Dash, Pinkie and Rarity.”

Blitz wasn’t affect by two of those names but when she heard Rarity’s “What?” She slammed her hand on the table, scaring some of the other guest. “Rarity was spying on us? When I get’s my hands on her…” She couldn’t finished the sentence because of she was angry.

“I suggest we take our food and eat is somewhere ells, those three kind of ruined it all.”

Blitz nodded in agreement. “Yes, let’s do that but where?”

I thought for a second and knew where, I just gave her a smile as answer, which off course confused her. We took our food, pay for it and left, I am just glad the waitress understood why we left. I led Blitz out of the town and into the forest, not the Everfree. I’m not mad.

I lead her to a small pond, some trees was around it and the sun made the water sparkle, there were also some flowers around the pond.

Blitz was amazed by the sighed. “Fox, it’s beautiful. When did you find this place?”

I sat down by a tree nor far from the pond, Blitz did the same. “It was early in the winter, I was out for a run, when I was closed to this place, I hear a bird cry out in pain, so I went to investigate and what I found gave me shock. I saw Vixy lying on the ground and she was hurt.” Blitz let out a gasp when she heard that.

“What did you do?”

“I help her, I had read in a book that a phoenix absorb fire, so I made a bonfire and it didn’t take long before she absorb the fire and she was healthy.”

“What happened after that? did she attack you?”

I shock my head. “No, I thought she was going to attack me, but it didn’t happened. She just looked into my good eye for a few seconds and then she flew away.” I took a bite of my salad. “I just watch her fly away and then I counited to run. The next day when I was going to the marked to by some food, when I stepped outside, Derpy told me that a phoenix was on my roof. At first, I thought she was joking, but then I saw that she was telling the truth, Vixy was on my roof and since then she has lived at my place.”

Blitz hah tears in her eyes. “That was nice of you.” She wiped away the tears. “Did you find out who attack Vixy?”

I made a somber face. “No, I have no idea who did it. the only thing I can think of is that someone did it for fun. To honest, I have no idea.”

Blitz just nodded, she then looked around. “Do you think Vixy lived here?”

“Maybe.” I pointed at one of the trees across the pond and there was Vixy, sitting on one off the branches. She was looking around, for what, I have no idea. “I found out at she sometimes comes to this place, maybe she is looking for someone or she think this place is special, because I rescued her here.” I shrugged my shoulders. “Who knows what a phoenix is think about, especially her.” Vixy is a wired one, that’s for sure. Then I felt Blitz kiss my check. “What was that for?” I asked her while touching where she had kiss me.

“For doing what you did with Vixy, nothing more.” She said with a smile.

Now, I don’t usually blush but this time I did that and that made her laugh. Bloody mare, making me blush like that.

The rest of time we just talk. I told her about my world, about our technology, I am not sure if she believe it. I didn’t tell about the wars we had been in, there no reason to worry her about that part. I also didn’t tell her about what happened before I got here.

Then she told me about growing about in Ponyville, she was mostly alone until she meet AJ and Rarity, she had some friends in Sun Shore city, but it didn’t last. She also worked as a waitress at one of the restaurant, apparently there were no need for weather teams there because the weather is moving on it’s on. Eventually we fell asleep.

When I woke up had to rub my good eye to wake up properly, then I felt something lying on my shoulder and it was Blitz. She was sleeping peacefully, she was pretty cute. I nudge her to wake her up. “Time to wake up Blitz.”

She moved a little but didn’t wake up, so I nudge her again and this time she woke up. she lifted her head away from my shoulder and stretched her upper body. “What’s the time?” She asked me.

I looked up at the sky and saw that the sun was setting. “I am not sure, if I had to guess I would say after six o’clock in the evening. Maybe it’s time to head home.”

She rubbed her eyes. “That’s sound good, I going to have a talk with Rarity before I head home.”

I smirked when I heard that. “Try not hurt her too much.”

She got up. “I make no promise. Either way, this was nice date and I had good time. Do you want to do this again sometime in the future.”

I gave her a smile. “Sure, I would like that.” That made her smile.

We decided to walk together back to Ponyville and when we got there, we went our separated way.

On my way back home, I couldn’t help but smile. Maybe my luck when it comes to women are going to chance, maybe I have a chance with Blitz.

When I opened the door to my home, I could see Falco sitting in couch reading a book. He looked up from it when he heard me enter. “Hey, how was your date?” He asked me.

I just gave him the biggest smile I could mustered. “It went great, I think I have chance with Blitz.”

He smiled back. “That’s good to hear, considering what has happened before you deserve happiness.”

“You know. Normally, that would get me in a bad mood but this not this time.” I told him with a smile.

Before I went to bed, I decided to check on Shadow. I knock on her door. “Come in.” I walk in. Once inside her room, I saw that she was lying in her bed, reading a book. ‘Famous Wonderbolts,’ I didn’t think that they published books.

“How’s the book?” I asked her.

She shrugged her shoulder. “It’s ok, the only think I don’t like about it id that here is no bat pony Wonderbolt.”

“That’s stupid.” I said while sitting down on her bed.

She let out a sighed. “I guess so.”

I couldn’t help but wonder one thing as I sat one her bedside, that she was oblivious that I was there and that she called me dad just before I left on my date. Time to find out if she meant it or not.

“So, dad?” She actually froze when I said it, she turned her head towards me and had an innocent smile. “Did you really mean it or was it just a fluke?”

“Are you made at me?”

Ok, not what I expected. Confused. “No? why should I be mad at you? I was happy that you call me dad, so why would I be mad?”

She just blinked a couple of times. “I don’t know, I don’t know why I said it.” She lower her head and with ears folded.

I grabbed her shoulder and pulled her closer and gave her a hug. “Listen Shadow, I am not mad at you or angry, I am just happy that you called me dad. Nothing more.” She returned the hug

“Thanks, dad.” I didn’t get to enjoy the moment last time, it felt good that she called me dad.

“So, the Wonderbolts? You want to be one.” We broke the hug.

She want back to the book. “I don’t know, maybe. I want to become a Lunar guard but I really like the Wonderbolts.” She let out a sighed. “I just know.”

“Well, your dream is to become a Lunar guard but you can be the first bat pony to become a Wonderbolt and that’s something.” I don’t think that help, she was more confused then before. “Look Shadow, I can’t tell you what you want do with your life only you can do that, so listen your heart.” I gave her a kiss on the head. “Try and get some sleep.” I got up and walked to the door.

“Dad.” I stopped as I was about to opened the door, I looked back at her. “Thanks.”

I gave her a smile. “You are welcome.” I walked out.

Out in the hallway I couldn’t help but smile, this day may just be one of my best ever.