• Published 15th Oct 2013
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I Understand - marineproductions100

Derpy has been shunned and hated by her family. She has been beaten by many. Years have past and now she has a daughter now. She has friends now.She is still a single mother. She's still haunted by her past. She found somepony to talk to. Who is

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Chapter 1: Hello 'Shy

I Understand

Chapter 1: Hello 'Shy

Inspired by my sad mind.

Afternoon, Fluttershy's cottage. The sun was high in the sky. There were hardly any clouds. You could hear the birds chirping and the school bell a mile away. It was a beautiful day to get out and be about. But for Fluttershy. Its different today. Fluttershy is in her cottage in her living room.

Fluttershy was sitting right next to a window with the curtains open and Fluttershy was staring out the window. She saw a dirt road with nopony in it. She was just sitting there doing nothing. She had absolutely nothing to do. She took care of all her animals and all her chores around the cottage. Absolutely nothing to do. She was just sitting there daydreaming. Little birds flew by the window and it caught her off guard. She jumped and giggled to herself about the little scare. She looked at her mailbox and saw a grey pegasus with a sad look on her face. Fluttershy instantly knew who this pony was.

Fluttershy opened the window. "Hello Derpy."

Derpy looked at the cottage and smiled. "Hello Fluttershy."

"Can you I mean if it's okay with you. Um bring the letters to me?" Fluttershy asked sheepishly.

"Sure." Derpy replied.

Derpy flew over towards Fluttershy's window and landed herself right in front of Fluttershy. Derpy handed Fluttershy her letters and turned around.

"Um Derpy. Can I ask you something? I mean if it's okay with you." Fluttershy asked.

Derpy turned around to face Fluttershy. "Sure. You can ask me anything." Derpy replied.

"Um. Why do you always seem so you know sad?"

"Um....well...I don't really talk about it...You see it's a long story."

"Oh it's okay I'm not doing anything at all today."

"Well....How about we make a deal. You come over to my house after my shift and when Dinky gets home and I'll explain everything. Sound fair?"

"What time?"

"My shift ends at three o' clock and I'll pick Dinky up at three thirty. Come around at five because I don't want Dinky to hear this and that's what time she'll be at her sleepover today."

"Okay. Sounds good to me." Fluttershy smiled.

"Would you like dinner as well?"

"Oh that won't be necessary."

"Are you sure?" Derpy reassured.

"Yes I'll be fine." Fluttershy acknowledged.

"Okay then I guess I'll see you at five?"

"I'll see you at five o' clock." Fluttershy nodded.

"Okay. Goodbye Fluttershy." Derpy turned around and waved.

Fluttershy waved back. "Goodbye Derpy."

Derpy took off into the air and with a strange coincidence. The only cloud in the sky made Fluttershy lose sight of her. Fluttershy sighed and closed her window. She stared up at the sky and made sure that she couldn't find Derpy. Once she was she that she couldn't find Derpy, she went back to her daydreaming.


Five 'o clock, Derpy's house. Derpy was in her living room sitting on the couch with Dinky in her lap. Dinky was sleeping and Derpy was brushing her mane. Derpy stopped brushing Dinky's mane and started to gently poke her back with her right hoof.

"Oh Dinky. You better wake up. Rarity will be here any minute to pick you up." Derpy said softly.

Dinky slowly opened her eyes and looked up at her mother. "What time is it?"

Derpy turned her head towards the clock. "Its five o' clock."

Dinky sprung out of Derpy's lap and onto the floor. "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Rarity will be here any minute with the cutiemark crusaders." Dinky was hopping all over the place.

Derpy simply just smiled and kept an eye on her to make sure she didn't knock over anything. "Who's in the cutiemark crusaders and what do they do again?"

Dinky stopped hopping so she could face her mother. "The cutiemark crusaders are to help fillies like me find their cutiemark. Um...There's Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo, including me."

"Anyone else?"

Dinky placed a hoof on her chin. "There's Apple Bloom's cousin Babs Seed but she's in Manehattan." Dinky placed her hoof to the floor and smiled at her mother.

"I'm so glad that you have friends and they accept who for who you are. But you need to listen to Rarity and follow her rules. Understand?"

"Yes mommy."

"I love you muffin." Derpy pulled Dinky into a hug.

Dinky embraced the hug with a wide smile. "I love you too mommy."

*knock* *knock* Dinky jumped out of Derpy's arms and started hopping in place.

"They're here, they're here." Dinky cheered gleefully.

"I'll answer it." Derpy got up from the couch and towards the door.

Derpy answered the door and saw Rarity in the doorway.

"Hello Rarity." Derpy greeted.

"Hello Derpy. Is Dinky ready for her sleepover?" Rarity welcomed the greeting with a warm and encouraging smile.

"I'll check."


Derpy turned her attention towards Dinky. "Dinky are you ready?"

"Yes mommy."

Derpy faced Rarity. "She's all set."


Dinky walked out the door and could not see any of the cutiemark crusaders. "Where are-" Dinky was interrupted by a dog pile by her fellow crusaders.

"Hey Dinky." The crusaders said in unison.

"Hey girls."
The crusaders got off of Dinky and stood in a line. They all wore a crusader robe and Dinky placed her hoof on her chin. The position they were in made it look like they were hiding something behind their backs.

"What'cha got behind your backs." Dinky asked.

Apple Bloom pulled out a cutiemark crusader robe. "This for you." Apple Bloom smiled.

Dinky made a wide smile on her face. "Oh thank you, thank you so much."

"Hey your apart of the cutiemark crusaders." Scootaloo said.

"Every member gets one." Sweetie Belle said.

Apple Bloom walked up towards Dinky and handed her the robe. Dinky took the robe out of Apple Bloom's hooves and slipped it on. Dinky looked down at the fabric and smiled at the site.

"Thank you so much." Dinky said again.

"Your welcome." The three said in unison.

"Are you girls ready?" Rarity asked.

"Yes Rarity." The crusaders said in unison.

"Thank you for doing this Rarity." Derpy said.

"Oh its no problem at all." Rarity acknowledged.

"I'll pick her up tomorrow afternoon."

"I'll see you then."

Rarity started walking away from the house and the crusaders followed her move. On their way out, Fluttershy was walking towards Derpy's house. They greeted Fluttershy and Fluttershy acknowledged the greeting and kept moving to Derpy's house. Fluttershy walked up to the door and smiled at Derpy's welcome.

"Hello Fluttershy." Derpy greeted.

"Oh hello Derpy. May I come in?" Fluttershy acknowledged.


Derpy moved to the side and allowed Fluttershy inside. Fluttershy walked inside the house.

"Would you like something to drink?" Derpy asked.

"Some tea would be great." Fluttershy replied.

"What kind would you like?"

"Whatever you make is fine."

"I'll go get it started."

Derpy walked into the kitchen.

"You can sit on the couch. Make yourself at home." Derpy said from the other room.

"O-Okay." Fluttershy said.

Fluttershy walked up to the couch and sat down on it. She looked up at the ceiling and started to daydream. Moments later, her daydreaming was interrupted when Derpy walked in the room with an antique tea set. Derpy handed Fluttershy her tea and Fluttershy grabbed the tea and nodded.

"Thank you Derpy." Fluttershy thanked.

"Your welcome Fluttershy." Derpy acknowledged.

"Oh. You can call me 'Shy if you want to. I mean if that's okay with you."

"Okay. Your welcome 'Shy." Derpy smiled and sat down on the couch.

Fluttershy took a sip of her tea and faced Derpy. "Where do you want to start?"

"With what exactly?" Derpy took a sip of her tea.

"Earlier I asked you why you always looked depressed and you said its a long story. That's why I'm here. I am here to listen to you."

"Right. I forgot why you were here. *chuckle* Silly me." Derpy took another sip of her tea.

"Where does this story start?"

"Well.....My story starts when I was a filly."

(cliffhanger *chuckle*)

Author's Note:

Decided to start this story off with a warm welcome. I hope you guys enjoyed the first Chapter and I will make more because this is something I enjoy making and hopefully you've enjoyed it as well. Also the cussing won't start until the next Chapter and it will be mild. Not excessive. :twilightsmile:

This story and message is for one of my dearest friends named Taythen. Thank you for being the only person in our group for reading my stories and enjoying them. Thank you for giving me your opinions. I know you need someone to talk to. So please talk to me my friend.

I hope you guys enjoyed and have a good day or night. :twilightsmile: