"Are you sure you don't want to come to the Grand Galloping Gala this years, Spike?" Twilight asked her baby dragon curiously
Spike nodded his in response before saying, "Yeah, I just don't feel like going this year."
Twilight decided not to argue anymore and just nodded her head. She couldn't understand why spike would turn down an invitation to one of the biggest party's in Canterlot. She knew last year she and her friends caused quite a bit of chaos. However this year was going to be different. She and her friends were actually going to enjoy the night with each other. They even invited Lightning and his friends to come.
"I'm going to ask you one more time, Spike. Are you absolutely certain you don't want to go? We're going to do everything you wanted to do last year." Twilight said hoping the baby dragon would change his mind.
"Sorry, Twilight, but hey don't worry about me. You all just enjoy yourselves this time." Spike replied happily while giving Twilight a reassuring smile.
Twilight however didn't respond she looked like she was lost in some sort of trance. She shivered for a moment before shaking her head and once again looking at Spike with both sadness and concern. Spike looked at her and couldn't help but be concerned as well.
"What's the matter, Twilight?" Spike asked
Twilight shook her head before saying, "I don't know why but for the past few days, I've had a bad feeling that something bad is going to happen."
Spike was now deeply concerned. Twilight's suspicions about something bad were usually correct.
"Do you know what?" He asked the lavender mare
Twilight shook her head again and said, "No I don't Spike. However I think it has something to do with Lightning. I don't want to think it, but I can't help but feel like something bad's going to happen to him. I better go talk to Fluttershy."
Spike nodded his head in agreement thinking it was probably the best idea as well. Twilight said goodbye to him before leaving the Library and making her way to Fluttershy's house. When she arrived, she knocked on the door and it was answered by Fluttershy.
"Hi, Fluttershy." Twilight said kindly
Fluttershy softly smiled and replied, "Hi, Twilight, please come in."
Fluttershy stepped aside and Let her friend enter the cottage.
She closed the door and looked at the lavender mare before asking, "Would you like some tea?"
Twilight nodded her head in response and Fluttershy poured a cup of her homemade tea. Twilight used her magic to sip some of it before talking to Fluttershy.
"Is, Lightning here?" Twilight asked curiously.
Fluttershy shook her head before saying, "No he's not, Rarity came by earlier to take him to her shop so she could get his measurements for his tuxedo for the Grand Galloping Gala."
Twilight looked down in sadness which made Fluttershy concerned.
"Is something wrong,Twilight?" Fluttershy asked before she put a gentle hoof on her friends shoulder.
Twilight let out a sigh before looking into Fluttershy's caring blue eyes.
"Fluttershy, has everything been okay with Lightning for the past few days?" She asked
Fluttershy nodded her head before saying, "Yes, Everything's been fine. Why, is something wrong?"
Twilight let out a sigh before saying, "Well I've just had a bad feeling for these past few days that something bad is going to happen to him."
Fluttershy was starting to get a little bit scared when she heard those words. She didn't want anything to happen to her son. He's already been through enough. But she was able to put that fear aside and smile at her best friend.
"I'm sure everything will be alright, Twilight." Fluttershy said sweetly. "I think you're worrying to much. I know if anything bad happens to my precious little boy, you and all of our friends would be there to help him in less than a second."
Twilight gave Fluttershy a little smile before saying, "You're probably right, Fluttershy, Thank you."
The two mare hugged each and finished the rest of their tea while talking the day away.
At carousel boutique, Lightning and his friends came out of the shop. Applebloom and Sweetie Belle both smile while Lightning and Scootaloo both groaned and stretched their wings.
"Ugh..I hated having to stand there for that long." Scootaloo complained earning a nod from Lightning in return.
Sweetie Belle tried to lightened their moods and said, "Still, aren't you both excited to go to the Grand Galloping Gala?"
Applebloom nodded her head vigorously and Scootaloo gave them a soft smile.
"Yeah, I guess," Scootaloo said "I mean, I hate having to wear a dress, but Rainbow Dash said she would get Lightning and I in to the VIP area to meet the Wonderbolts, It's going to be awesome."
Lightning smiled at Scootaloo before saying, "I just hope we don't run into to that jerk, Prince Blueblood. Auntie Rarity told me he was her date last year and she wished she'd had never met him."
Everyone else nodded in agreement as they all remembered how the the arrogant prince treated Lightning on his birthday. The sun began to set and both Sweetie Belle and Applebloom let out gasps of shock.
"I need to get home of I'll be late for dinner." Applebloom said before running off while shouting goodbye to her friends.
"I better be getting home too. I'll see you you both tomorrow." Sweetie Belle said to Lightning and Scootaloo before running off.
Lightning and Scootaloo waved and shouted goodbye before smiling at each other.
"You up for a little race, Lightning?" Scootaloo asked with a smirk
Lightning gave the filly a smirk of his own before saying, "You're on! Last one to the clubhouse is a rotten egg!"
The two then took off towards the clubhouse. Then sun was almost completely set by the time they arrived. The race ended just like the first one had, in a tie. That was usually how their races ended. They were both evenly matched flyers, but they always showed good sportsmanship by shaking hooves. The two smiled at each other for a moment before flying to Lightning's house. The moon shined brightly by the time they arrived. The two said goodnight and hugged one another. They nuzzled each other for a moment before saying goodnight again. Scootaloo then took off and made her way back to her house as Lightning watched his fillyfriend fly away until she disappeared into the night. With the colt all alone he walked back to his home and went inside.
Fluttershy was there in the living room to greet him. Lightning ran over to his mother and wrapped his forelegs around her neck before kissing her on the cheek.
"Hi, sweetheart, Did you have a good day today?" Fluttershy asked sweetly
"Yes, I did Momma." Lightning replied as he continued to hug her.
He eventually broke the hug and let out a tired yawn.
Fluttershy giggled before saying, "It looks like a certain little colt is tired. Let's give a sandwich before you go to bed, okay sweetheart?"
Lightning nodded his head and the two went into the kitchen. Fluttershy made her son a daisy sandwich and he ate it happily before letting out another long and tired yawn. Lightning thanked his mother for the sandwich before making his way upstairs. Fluttershy followed him until they reached Lightning's bedroom. Fluttershy gently tucked her son in and decided to read him a bedtime story. However she was only one chapter into the book before Lightning fell asleep. Fluttershy smiled at her sleeping child and nuzzled him for a moment.
"Goodnight, Sweetheart." She said softly and lovingly before kissing Lightning on the forehead and leaving the room.
Fluttershy went to her room and tucked herself into her bed. However, she was unable to sleep. She couldn't help but remember Twilight's fears from earlier in the day. She began to worry a little bit about something bad happening to Lightning. However, she soon brushed that fear out of her mind as she thought of the wonderful time she and Lightning would have in a few days at the Grand Galloping Gala. She would spend the evening having fun with her friends, and Lightning would spend his having fun with his friends as well as have a special night with Scootaloo. Those happy thought's helped Fluttershy fall asleep with Princess Luna's moon shining down on both her and her son.