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Just doin' my own thing. ;)


Nocturne has always frowned upon Heart-and-Hooves Day, and for good reason—his looks and awkwardness discourage him from getting a date. But after some tips from the Princess of Love, Nocturne gathers his courage and asks to spend this day with a special pony—his first real friend, Fluttershy.

Well, not really a "date"-date. Just spending time together. As friends. Because that's all they are. Friends. And nothing else.


Nocturne's feelings for Fluttershy have been jumbled since day one. But trying to remind himself that Fluttershy is nothing more than a friend has become more difficult today than ever. Throw in some unfortunate mishaps, other stallions jostling for Fluttershy's heart, and Pinkie Pie having discovered Nocturne's hidden feelings, and Nocturne's heart—and his patience—will be tested at every turn.

But Fluttershy is a patient mare, and she hopes to bring her elusive friend out of his shell, and give him a Hearts-and-Hooves Day he'll always remember.

Special thanks for the amazing hand-drawn cover art to DandereShy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Comments ( 67 )

6936136 Glad you enjoyed! And thanks for the follow! :pinkiehappy:

6936138 Thanks for reading! :twilightsmile:

6936139 My very words on the art that graces it! Thanks again, and thanks for the fave! :raritystarry:

6936161 I read any story with Nocturne! HAPPY SINGLE'S AWARENESS DAY!!!

Oooooh I love it!!!
But you might want to add the alternate universe tag, as it more or less is of you original pony of the everfree forest story.

6936210 Thanks!

6936213 I would, but this is a part of Nocturne's story. Technically it's spoilers (sorry :fluttershysad:), but I had to get this out in time for the holiday. :ajsleepy:

I'm glad you enjoyed it, though. :twilightsmile:

Woah, who drew that picture?

6936279 Your avatar matches your comment perfectly. :rainbowlaugh:

The artist is Allusionist. Amazing, right. Profile is RIGHT HERE, if you're interested. :scootangel:

6936353 Thanks. And thanks for the fave. :twilightsmile:

What's up with Rainbow Dash's wing in the cover art? ...That is Rainbow Dash, right?

6936403 Uuuuh . . . . no. That's my OC, Nocturne.

Don't let all the dislikes discourage you, Lightning! This is a wonderful start and I can't wait to see more! :twilightsmile:

6936403 Oh dear lord you must be very new here.:twilightoops:

6936764 Thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying it. And thanks for favoriting. :twilightsmile:

I love these little side stories. :yay: One thing I might suggest though is changing the chapter name. I think that might be the cause of some of those drive by downvotes. :applejackunsure: Still, great story so far. :twilightsmile:

I can sympathize. That said, Nocturne's gotten some good advice.

6938130 Believe me, that's not the reason. :ajsleepy: Still, thanks for reading. :pinkiesmile:

6938353 I thought it was a good start. :twilightsmile: Thanks for the fave!

6939083 Don't let those jackasses get you down. It's a great story. :twilightsmile:

This is an excellent story, my friend. I can't wait to see how Nocturne's date with Fluttershy goes. :twilightsmile:

That is if you plan on making a story/chapter about it of course. :twilightblush:

6942069 Oh, this will indeed have multiple chapters. We'll see how their "date" goes. Thanks for the fave! :pinkiesmile:

You really should figure out what you're going to do with this... I've seen it go from incomplete to on-hiatus to cancelled and back to on-hiatus. From my knowledge of writing, this means you may never update it...

7039186 I had a very brief moment when I considered scrapping this story. But I won't. I want to finish Nocturne's complete story, and that includes this one. There's just a lot I should have done first, but haven't yet. So, this story was inappropriately rushed just to make the holiday. :applejackunsure:


Oh, don't feel as though I'm rushing you. I promise I'm not. :twilightsmile: I'm just concerned. This isn't the only story that's been changing status. I hope you're doing okay.

7040336 There's no need to be worried about me. Just having trouble figuring some things out, is all. I'm good. :twilightsmile:

Nocturne is hilarious and the characters' personalities are very accurate! Can't wait for more! :twilightsmile:

7057739 I'll do my best to come up with another chapter. Thanks for reading! :twilightsmile:

Good Job, I laugh about Nocturne trying to guess who is the interested for him.

7201060 Glad you like it. Thanks for all the faves! :pinkiehappy:

7201590 Can I put your OC Nocturne in my fanfiction?! I guess they will do an amazing adventure if you liked.

7201605 I don't usually lend out my OCs to other writers unless it's a collab. Sorry. :applejackunsure:

7201653 That´s Okay, thanks for answer! XD. Actualy, thanks for everything, you help me so much. :twilightsheepish:

7201657 Anything for an up-and-coming writer. :pinkiesmile:

Neat, Nocturne shipping ^^

7595895 Mostly experimental. I want to see how much "OCxMane 6 shipping" I can get away with. :trollestia:

7597102 0.o...
So you really are working on Timberspark then?

7597205 Please, no "LoE" spoilers. :applejackunsure:

7597408 Yeah. Still haven't seen it.

7597709 I hear the game is... Right :D

i need more
as is said in the other story
I SHIP IT!!!!!!!!

7608997 I've actually gotten quite a bit of that response. Maybe a NocturnexFluttershy ship is viable? :twilightsheepish:

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