• Published 21st Jul 2013
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A Mother's Love - GunsNRoses365

Fluttershy finds a young and scared Pegasus colt in a storm one night. Can she be the mother he so desperately needs?

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A Scared Colt

It was a quiet, peaceful night in Equestria, and the beautiful Pegasus known as Fluttershy was busy putting her animals to sleep. To Fluttershy, it was a little bit early to be putting her animals to sleep. But one of her best friends, Rainbow Dash, had came to her a little while ago, and told her that a storm was coming. So Fluttershy decided to put her animals to sleep early.

After putting her pet rabbit, Angel, to bed, Fluttershy was heading back to her cottage but she stopped where she was when she heard a noise. Wondering if she was just hearing things, she remained perfectly still and listened intently. She found out quickly she was not just hearing things. She heard the noise and this time much more clearly. The noise was the sound of someone crying and from what it sounded like, it was someone young.

Tracking the direction of the noise, Fluttershy found herself at the entrance of the dangerous Everfree Forest. She was a little bit nervous, but was not completely afraid because the crying was not deep inside the forest. It sounded like it was very close to one of the nearby trees. Venturing into the forest a little bit, Fluttershy found the source of the crying behind one of the trees. She went behind the tree and was shocked at what she found.

A small Pegasus colt was curled up into a ball crying hard but quietly. The colt looked like he was no older than 5. He had a dark blue coat that was covered in dirt and mud and a green mane and tail that had small little twigs and sticks sticking out of it. Fluttershy stared at him for a minute wondering where this colt came from and why was he out here in the Everfree Forest all alone. She also wondered how long he's been out here. Based on how he looked right now, he looked like he had only been out here for a few hours.

Snapping back to reality, Fluttershy reached out a hoof to touch the colt. But before she could, the colt looked up and saw Fluttershy. He let out a small yelp before running past her to the entrance of the Everfree Forest. Fluttershy immediately perused him. When she was back at the forest entrance, she saw the little colt curled up in a ball once again looking more terrified than when she first found him. The colt looked at Fluttershy once again and ran off just like before. But he did not get far this time because he tripped over his own hooves.

Fluttershy trotted up to him slowly, not wanting to scare him again. The colt whimpered when he saw her and he let his tears flow freely. Fluttershy had a look of sadness on her face, seeing how scared the little colt was. She tried to reach a hoof out to him again but he shied away from it. The colt was terrified of her, but she continued to move towards him and was finally able to put a hoof on him.

“Shh...It's okay. I'm not going to hurt you” She said softly and gently to the terrified colt while she rubbed his tiny shoulder.

The colt looked at her surprised by the gentleness in her voice. He was about to open his mouth and say something until...

Flash, Flash, Kra-Koom

A powerful rumble of thunder and lightning made the colt scream in terror and run to Fluttershy's leg. He held her leg while crying uncontrollably. He was scared to death of the thunderstorm. Fluttershy was the same way when she was a filly but she was not this scared.

Fluttershy gently stroked the back of the crying colt and asked him sweetly, “Do you live nearby, sweetheart?”

The colt's crying reduced to sobbing and he shook his head in response to Fluttershy's question.

“Do your parents know you're out here?” Fluttershy asked him.

The colt began to shake and looked as if he were holding back tears that he had not yet cried.

Fluttershy began to fear for the colt and she asked him nervously, “D-Do you have any parents?”

This question caused the colt to break down and cry harder than ever before.

Fluttershy felt her heart break in two. This colt had no parents and he was alone and scared. She did everything she could to comfort the crying colt until...

Flash, Flash, Kra-koom

Another burst of thunder and lightning broke the sky causing the colt to cry even harder. Now knowing that he had nowhere to go, Fluttershy decided to let him to stay with her for the night and decide what happens next in the morning.

“Come with me, sweetheart, you can sleep at my house” she said to him while stroking his back.

The colt nodded in response and Fluttershy picked him up and placed him gently on her back. With rain starting to come down, Fluttershy flew towards her cottage with the colt gently holding onto to her neck.