• Published 5th Apr 2014
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I'm So Sorry - RachWrites

Fluttershy has kept a secret her whole adult life, now we learn what that secret really is.

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I'm So Sorry.

I’m So Sorry.
Written by: Midnight Rose
Based on the comic by: Matty4z,inspired by the youtube reading.

Fluttershy smiled at the sight of her best friend. Rainbow Dash had always been there to support and help her, so it was no wonder that she had come over the moment she had told her the big news.

“Fluttershy!” Rainbow squealed.

The rainbow-hued pony rushed over and flew happily over to her.

Rainbow Dash gave her best friend one of the biggest hugs, and one of the most careful ones, she had ever given her. Fluttershy’s smile was a little wider, if that was even possible.

“Oh, Rainbow Dash! I’m so glad you’re here. I really need some advice.” Fluttershy exclaimed in her usual sweet, quiet voice.

Rainbow nodded understandingly, she was smiling, but her smile had faded just a little.

“Are you sure about this? I mean...It’s a big deal, and you’re so young, what if you can’t take care of the baby?” Rainbow asked.

Fluttershy sighed and shook her head slowly. “I know, I’ve been thinking about that too. But I’m going to try my best.” She replied with another sigh.

She knew in her heart that Rainbow was probably right, but her mother had said that she would help her...so that would probably make it easier.

“My mother said she would help me…” Fluttershy mumbled. Rainbow shook her head and nickered.

“Really? What happens if the baby gets sick? What about if they’re disabled? Nopony’s gonna want to deal with that, Flutters.” Rainbow said, not too kindly.

Fluttershy eeped and hid in her bangs. “I’m still going to try.” She replied.

Rainbow Dash rolled her eyes and sighed in defeat. “Fine, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

The hospital room was almost silent, except for the soft crying noise of a tiny orange pegasus. Her mane was purple and cropped short, like her father’s.

“How are you now, Ms. Fluttershy?” The doctor asked, smiling at the sight.

Fluttershy smiled brightly, she was so happy and felt very peaceful, considering the almost full two hours of pain she had just endure. But, the painfully shy pony only replied with a, “oh, I’m fine...thank you.”

Nurse Redheart smiled brightly, “well you're welcome to stay as long as you need.” She replied, now looking at the new baby’s health chart.

“Isn’t she just beautiful?” She asked the now busy nurse. Nurse Redheart depressed sigh was audible to Fluttershy, who smiled with concern.

“Uhm, miss is there something wrong?” Fluttershy asked.

Nurse Redheart hated this part of her job. The looks of hearts being broken, and the guilty feelings she had for days afterwards.

“I’m...I’m so sorry, Miss. Fluttershy. You had, well...A little accident when you were in labor with, uh...What’s her name going to be?” She asked, looking at the orange filly.

Fluttershy gulped, her heart was racing wildly and she looked down at...What was she going to name this filly? Oh goddess, what if she couldn’t even name her! What had she gotten herself into!?

Nurse Redheart blinked at Fluttershy, who woke up from her little freakout. She giggled nervously and sighed.

“Well, I’m not too sure yet.” She replied. Making the nurse nod in understanding.

Breathing a sigh, Nurse Redheart smiled a kind, sad smile. “It seems that you’re little filly had a little accident. It seems that, somehow, her wings got crumpled.” She replied, speaking the latter in a very quiet and meek whisper.

Fluttershy’s ears pricked as she heard the words ‘crumpled’ and ‘wings.’ Her heart began to race again, and she looked down at her new daughter with tears filling her eyes.

“So...what does that mean?” She asked, her voice quieter than usual.

Nurse Redheart sighed and shook her head sadly. “I’m afraid that your little pony will….well she won’t be able to fly for a very, very long time. She possibly might not be able to fly at all.”

Now distraught, Fluttershy’s heart skipped. She had worried about this for a long time, but now….She couldn’t believe it. Fluttershy knew that her mother wouldn’t help her now, nopony in Cloudsdale would. A pegasus who couldn’t fly was as good as dead...It was a hard truth that Fluttershy hated.

“I’m so sorry, miss.” Nurse Redheart said.

She left the now crying Fluttershy alone with her sleeping orange daughter, who had no idea of what had just conspired.

The dark street was clear and Fluttershy thanked Celestia for that, Scootaloo was asleep in her mother’s basket, she was curled up in the pink blanket the Rarity had made especially for her. As Fluttershy moved closer to the obscenely large orphanage, the tears in her eyes that had been threatening to flow for so long broke, like a dam had been broken.

Scootaloo….I’m so sorry. She thought, she wanted to say that but her voice had completely left her. What she did say though, was this.

“I’m so sorry…” She quietly mumbled.

The baby filly in the basket cooed and began to open her eyes. With a surprised jump, Fluttershy bit on the basket’s handle and quickly placed it on the mat and flew off. Her melodious voice sobbing as she flew down the street and back home, where she had cried herself to sleep.

“Hey, Fluttershy!” Scootaloo’s voice burst through her memories and she blinked in surprise.

“Oh, hello girls. What can I help you with?” She asked.

Her immense surprise and happiness at seeing her daughter when she had been just reminiscing about her birth, she almost felt a little choked up.

“It’s about the town clock!” Applebloom said, her smile bright.

“Mayor Mare wants to trash it, and we wanna keep it. It’s such a big landmark!” SweetieBelle cried.

Fluttershy sighed in relief. She had been quite worried that the crusaders had been worried about her, but no, they were just on a little escapade, like they usually were.

“Yeah! We’re hoping that we’ll get our cutie-marks in diplomacy because of this!” Scootaloo finished, hopping excitedly.

Blushing, Fluttershy smiled. She was just so proud of her little daughter, but she was sad too, Scootaloo not knowing who her real, true mother was had been a huge shadow around her life for a long, long time.

But Scootaloo was looking at her now, her big purple eyes smiling up at her. She blinked again and smiled. “Of course I’ll help you girls out! I love that old tower.”

Not as much as I love you, Scoots. She added silently.

The three crusaders laughed and happily trotted off, leaving a happy, but saddened Fluttershy in her doorway.

Scootaloo’s birthday, the day that both the filly and secret mother had been waiting for all week. Now, the day had finally come. The party, as always, had been held at Sugar Cube Corner, and Pinkie had been very busy, preparing with Mrs.Cake a giant strawberry four tiered cake.

Fluttershy however, only had one task for today. She had gone to every single toy store, looking for that very special present, and one not-so-special one.

She always did this, every birthday. She’d given Scootaloo a very expensive, but worthwhile toy, one that meant something, and one from just Fluttershy...not Mother Fluttershy, one toy that kept her secret stable all these years.

But this plan almost had a hitch this year, and that hitch had been Pinkie Pie. She had seen the look of pride and joy in Fluttershy’s face as Scootaloo unwrapped the large gift.

“O-oh...Uh, I….I’m not.” Fluttershy mumbled.

Pinkie just smiled, two tiny tears were leaking out of her eyes. “It’s okay, Flutters...I won’t tell anypony.” She replied.

Fluttershy sighed in relief. Knowing Pinkie, she would keep her secret. Laughing joyfully as Scootaloo opened her brand-new, one of a kind scooter that took Fluttershy hours to find.

“Wow! This is amazing! Thanks….Oh, there’s no name tag. Did you give this to me, Rainbow?” Scootaloo asked.

This made Fluttershy’s heart crack, but she smiled along with all her friends. Unaware that Pinkie had been giving her kind smiles the whole time.