• 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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Hearth's Warming Eve

Princess Celestia's sun began to set as Lightning looked out the window of Fluttershy's cottage. Outside he could see snow coming down all across Ponyville.

"It's snowing outside, Momma!" Lightning said happily.

Fluttershy gave her son a gentle smile and said, "Well it is winter, sweetie, now come over here and put your coat on."

Lightning nodded his head before taking off his necklace. Fluttershy helped him into his coat and Lightning put his necklace back on. It was the most precious thing to him since his picture of his real mother. He never wanted to lose it. Lightning could not sleep last night because he was excited about celebrating his first Hearth's Warming Eve with his friends and family. He had been waiting for this evening all day it took Fluttershy a little while to convince him to be a little more patient. Now the evening was finally here and Lightning was ready to leave.

Fluttershy zipped his coat and kissed and nuzzled him before saying, "Are you ready to go to Canterlot, sweetheart?"

Lightning nodded his head vigorously as he and his mother stepped out into the snow and Fluttershy closing the door. The two smiled at each other before flying to the train station. When they arrived the saw all of their friends waiting for them.

When they landed Rainbow Dash immediately ran up and said, "Hey there Lightning, Scootaloo told me about what happened yesterday, let's see that cutie mark!"

Scootaloo walked up to Lightning and stood beside and the two showed off their cutie marks together. The rest of the group squealed and cheered as Lightning and Scootaloo smiled at each other.

"I'm so proud of both of you." Rarity said earning nods of agreement from everyone else.

"So are you ready for your first, Hearth's Warming Eve Sugarcube?" Applejack asked Lightning gently

Lightning nodded his head as Scootaloo tapped him on the shoulder.

"Hey Lightning, guess who we invited to come with us." Scootaloo said as she guided him over to the rest of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

When they arrived Lightning's eyes went wide with shock when he saw who was with them, It was Silver Spoon.

"Hey Lightning." Silver said sweetly

"Hi Silver," Lightning replied "Are you the one the girls invited to come with us?"

Silver nodded her before saying, "Yes I am, The girls and I have been getting along a lot better since I stopped being friends with Diamond Tiara, They knew you and I were friends so they thought it would be fun if we all went to Miss Twilight's parent's Hearth's Warming Party together.

Lightning softly smiled at the rest of his friends and nodded his thinking it was a good idea. After about a minute the train to Canterlot arrived at the station. Everyone handed the conductor their tickets and went to find their seats. Lighting sat with Scootaloo while Applebloom, Silver Spoon, and Sweetie Belle crammed together into a seat. Spike sat next to rarity While Fluttershy sat with Twilight. Rainbow chose a seat to herself while Pinkie and Applejack shared a seat together. The train eventually departed from the station and began it's journey to Canterlot.

When they arrived Everyone exited the car and Lighting looked around at the snowy and festive holiday streets. Everyone made their way to the town theater where the Hearth's Warming Pageant would take place. It was late into the night by time the play ended and everyone made their way to Twilight's Parents House.

When they arrived Twilight knocked on the door and it was soon answered by her mother.

"Twilight, there you all are!" She said happily "Please come in."

Everyone entered the room and gave thanks to Mrs. Sparkle one by one. Once Everyone was inside she shut the door and stood in the middle of the group before speaking.

"Alright everypony, I'd like to thank you all for coming. I would like to wish you all a happy hearths warming eve. There's plenty of food, so lets sit here with our stomachs rumbling, everypony dig in."

Everyone nodded their heads and made their way to the buffet of food on the table in the kitchen. However Lightning actually decided to see his Auntie Twilight before he ate. Twilight some him coming and motioned with her hoof to come over to him. When he arrived he saw Princess Cadence and Shining Armor who had arrived a few minutes before he did. He also saw Twilight's parents as well.

"Hi Lightning," Twilight said gently "come here I'd like to introduce you to my parents."

Lightning looked at the two unicorns but hid behind Twilight a little bit out of shyness. Twilight nuzzled him and softly reassured him that there was nothing to be afraid of. Lightning took a few small steps towards the unicorns. He didn't know why he was so afraid of the them.

"So your Lightning Twister. It's a pleasure to finally meet you." Mr. Sparkle said "Come on out my boy, there's no need to be afraid."

Lightning took a few more steps towards them as Mrs. Sparkle began to speak.

"That's right, Lightning, you're part of the family now. You're welcome here anytime."

Lightning smiled as he thought of the great kindness and hospitality he was shown by Twilight's parents. He couldn't help but come up to them and hug them both. Mr. and Mrs. Sparkle smiled at each other before they each wrapped a foreleg around Lightning and pulled him closer to them. The caring Parent's rubbed up and down Lightning's back as Fluttershy came up to Twilight and stood beside her. She watched on happily as her son now had a bigger loving and caring family. The three eventually broke the hug and Lightning went over to his mother.

"Did you meet Twilight's parents, sweetheart?" Fluttershy asked her son sweetly

"Yes I did, Momma," Lightning replied "Their really nice and caring."

"That's what hearths warming is about sweetheart being with those that love and care for you." Fluttershy said gently as she wrapped a foreleg around her son and pulled him into a loving embrace.

The two stayed like that for a few minutes until Fluttershy broke the hug and took her son over to the table so he could eat something. Their were lots of delicious sweets like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more. There also delicious drinks, like hot chocolate, Apple family cider, and delicious chocolate milk.

He saw all of his friends talking except for Scootaloo who was resting by the fireplace. Lightning ate about two brownies before grabbing two cups of hot chocolate. He let out a sigh and went over to the lone filly. Scootaloo looked up at him and softly smiled as Lightning gave her a glass of hot chocolate.

"Here, Scootaloo, I thought you might like some hot chocolate." Lightning said softly before sitting down next to her.

Scootaloo softly smiled and said, "Thanks, Lightning, that was sweet of you."

Lightning softly smiled in return and the two stayed together and talked about flying and the race they had. They already wanted to plan another race when spring came and they wanted it to be longer than one lap. Scootaloo then talked to Lightning about Rainbow Dash and the Wonderbolts and Lightning grew more and more fascinated. They both enjoyed each others company until they decided to get up and get some more to drink. Unbeknownst to them, Silver Spoon and the rest of the CMC set up a trap for them.

After they had gotten the drinks they had decided to join the rest of their friends who asked the to come to the hallway. Lightning and Scootaloo looked at them in confusion but did as the were told. The two arrived in the hallway and they were met with mischievous smirks from Silver Spoon and the CMC. The three fillies pointed up and Scootaloo and Lightning's eyes went wide with shock. They were standing under a mistletoe.

Lightning and Scootaloo both took off in separate directions but Scootaloo was caught by Applebloom and Sweetie Belle and Lightning was caught by Silver Spoon.

"Ah, Ah, Ah, Lightning, your not getting away that easily. You know the rules of the mistletoe." Silver Spoon said playfully as her mischievous grin was still on her face.

"Same goes for you Scoots'" Applebloom said to the orange filly in her grasp. While Lightning and Scootaloo both tried to get away The others managed to drag them back under the mistletoe.

Scootaloo gave a death glare to all three fillies while Lighting did the same while blushing a little bit.

"I am so going to get you all for this." Scootaloo said before looking back at Lightning.

Both began blushing like mad before closing their eyes and slowly moving their heads towards one another. The three fillies watched on with joyous looks on their faces as Lightning and Scootaloo's lips finally met. It was only about a second before they broke the kiss. Even if it was short, both of their faces were bright red.

All of their friends giggle as the two looked at each other.

Scootaloo finally brought her head up to Lighting and whispered, "I have a good prank in mind for them tomorrow you want in buddy?"

Lighting nodded his head and both smiled mischievously at the three fillies. The two then chased after them as they forgot all about the kiss.

A few hours passed and the party was starting to wind down. Eventually all of the children fell asleep. Silver Spoon was asleep on the rug near the fireplace. Applebloom and Sweetie Belle were both sleeping on the backs of their sisters while Scootaloo was asleep on Rainbow Dash's back. Lighting was being held by his mother and was asleep in her forelegs while his head rested against her neck. Twilight stood with her friends with spike asleep on her back. Mr. and Mrs. Sparkle all smiled at the sleeping children before Mrs. Sparkle began to speak.

"It's getting late everypony, I think you all should head back to Ponyville. Thank you all so much for coming. We enjoyed seeing all of you."

Everyone said their goodbyes as the group of friends left the house and made their way to the station to catch the last train to Ponyville. It was about an hour before Everyone was back in Ponyville. Twilight agreed to take Silver Spoon home while everyone else went to their respective homes. Fluttershy eventually arrived at her cottage and went upstairs to tuck Lighting in. Once he she was in his bedroom she lit his candle and carefully tucked him under the cover. Once he was situated she kissed him on the forehead and made her way to the door.

However once she was at the doorway, Lightning began to whimper and whine. Fluttershy looked back and saw him crying in his sleep. She quickly went over to him and Lighting immediately shot up while panting and breathing heavily. He began shaking as he looked up at his mother.

Fluttershy softly hushed him before asking, "Did you have a bad dream, sweetheart?"

Lightning nodded his head and he continued to whimper. Fluttershy sat on the edge of Lighting's bed and put her son on her lap. Lightning just sat in his mothers lap and whimpered while trembling like a leaf. Fluttershy laid his body against her soft warm fur and gently stroked his side with her hoof.

"Shhh...It's okay sweetheart, Momma's here." she softly cooed into Lighting's ear.

Lighting eventually calmed down and looked at his mother thankfully.

"I had a great time at the party, Momma." Lightning said softly as Fluttershy gently squeezed him

"I'm glad, sweetheart." She replied

"Momma," Lightning quickly said. "Do you remember what you said to me at the party, about Hearth's Warming Eve being a day to be with those you loved?"

Fluttershy nodded her head as Lighting snuggled his head into neck while speaking.

"I'm happy I got to spend it with you. Your the best Momma ever."

Tears flowed down Fluttershy's face as Lighting began to fall asleep in his mothers embrace.

He closed his eyes and gently nuzzled her cheek before saying, "I love you, Momma."

Lightning rested his head on Fluttershy's soft chest fur and fell asleep as tears continued to flow down Fluttershy's face.

Fluttershy gave her son a gentle kiss on the forehead and nuzzled him before saying, "I love you too my precious baby boy."

Author's Note:

I hope you all enjoyed reading chapter sixteen. I wanted it to be sweet and heartfelt. I hope I was successful in doing so. There's only a few chapters left before I start wrapping this story up. In the next chapter, It will be getting close to Hearts and Hooves day. I think we all know who Lightning has in mind for a special somepony. I'll see you all next chapter.