• Published 24th Apr 2016
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Sour Sweet Scrappers - Nico-Stone Rupan



Gilda challenges Fluttershy to a fistfight. Naturally, Fluttershy abhors violence… but Sour Sweet doesn’t.

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Chapter 2: The Angel of Peace

“Sour Sweet, why did we have to meet in front of Crystal Prep instead of the mall?” Fluttershy asked, timidly keeping an eye out. “Gilda could come after me again here.”

“Gilda isn’t here and we're not going to the mall. She's at the city park and that’s where we're going to be as well.”

Fluttershy clasped her hands over her mouth to stifle a shriek, then blurted, “W-what?! No! No, no, no, no! We can’t! I can’t! G-Glida wants to beat me up there, Sour Sweet!”

Sour Sweet smacked a fist into her other hand. “EXACTLY!!! IF GILDA WANTS A FIGHT, THEN WE ARE GOING TO GIVE IT TO HER AND FINALLY KICK HER FUCKING ASS ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!!”

“Sour Sweet, I am not going to fight anybody!” Fluttershy firmly declared.

Sour Sweet threw her arms up. “Why the hell not?! You’ve done it before, Fluttershy!”

“Sour Sweet, I hit Gilda only because of my anger problem! All of my bottled up frustrations just got took out on her. It was a mistake. If I could take it back, I would! I absolutely regret it!”

“Fluttershy, Gilda challenged you. She humiliated you in front of Big Mac. That bitch needs to get what she deserves. NOW COME ON!!!”

Sour Sweet forcefully grabbed the reluctant Fluttershy by the arm and dragged her away.

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Canterlot City Park was usually a pristine and tranquil place to hang out, play, jog, or however residents wanted to enjoy the area. As the time neared four o’clock, though, the park took on an ominous tone for the two girls quickly walking through, searching for a third.

Finally, they spotted her. Gilda was leaning against a tree next to the playground equipment. A smirk curled around the cigarette she was smoking as she spotted them coming. Fluttershy scanned the area, grateful she didn’t see any children currently around who would witness anything troubling.

Gilda took out the cigarette, dropped it, and stomped on it. “Guess you aren’t as big of a pussy as you look! And you brought along Sour SWEAT to help you limp home, huh? Forward thinking! I like that.”

“Gilda, I’m not going to – ” Fluttershy began.

“YOU’RE THE ONE WHO’S GOING TO BE LIMPING AFTER WE’RE THROUGH WITH YOU!!!” Sour Sweet screamed, cutting Fluttershy off.

Gilda smirked even wider. “Oh! Two on one, is this now? Fine by me!”

Fluttershy took hold of Sour Sweet’s arm. “Sour, no! This isn’t the way to solve problems! We need to – ”

Sour Sweet ripped her arm away and got right into Fluttershy’s face. “Fluttershy, if you don’t want to fight, then get out of the way. I, for one, am SICK AND TIRED of Gilda’s bullshit. She needs some bitch smacked out of her, and if I have to do it alone, I will.”

With that, Sour Sweet stomped off towards Gilda.

It was then that Fluttershy realized the tone of voice Sour had been using. It was normal, not sour. She wasn’t doing this out of any schizophrenic mood swing. This was her. This was her and her absolute personal hatred for Gilda. For Fluttershy, that fact made this situation all the more awful. Tears began to form within her eyes.

Sour Sweet and Gilda stepped up to each other. Sour’s face was pure rage, which only intensified by the fact that Gilda was still appearing to not take any of this seriously.

“I’m going to smack that smirk right off your fucking face,” Sour Sweet promised.

“I just can’t help it,” Gilda chuckled. “I know a scrawny nothing like you can’t stand a chance against me, Sour Bitch. And you know what? How about I give you the first punch?” She leaned in and tapped her cheek. “Come on. Hit me.”

For the first time in her life, Sour Sweet found that there was no one to hold her back.

In an instant, Gilda’s face shot hard to the right as Sour Sweet’s fist smashed into her cheek. Gilda even stumbled over a few steps. Her shocked expression was priceless in Sour’s eyes. The furious expression which came immediately afterwards pleased her to no end.

Swing after swing, the two of them exchanged blows to the cheeks with single-minded hatred. On the sidelines, Fluttershy stood frozen and trembling in fear. Her eyes winced at every strike.

Gilda finally broke the repetition by striking straight into Sour Sweet’s nose. Blood trailed in the air as Sour Sweet fell back. She hit the ground hard. Gilda’s smirk returned as she stepped over closer. Her foot rose up and dropped. Sour Sweet’s hands immediately caught and forced it back, causing Gilda to fall back to the ground.

Sour Sweet shot over and slammed her weight down onto Gilda’s waist, straddling as she began rapid firing her knuckles into her face. Gilda grabbed Sour’s underarms and swung her over. They ended up rolling together several times before reaching the playground equipment. Gilda swiped her hand into the side of Sour’s head, forcing it to smack into the pole of the swing set.

Enraged, Sour Sweet gripped Gilda’s wrists. She heaved herself up, taking Gilda with her. With a battle cry, Sour swung Gilda hard and let go. Gilda flew back right onto a roundabout. Recovering quickly, Gilda shot up off the roundabout and came at Sour Sweet with her hands out. Sour Sweet shot out her hands in return. Both of their throats were soon clenched in each other’s strong grip.

A horrified Fluttershy tried to figure out the aim of a choking contest. Close off air until one of them passed out and fell to the ground? Then the victor would get to mercilessly wail on the unconscious without retaliation? Fluttershy didn’t want to find out. She couldn’t stand this anymore! She felt courage welling up within her. She had to do something. Now!

Fluttershy ran over to them. With strength she didn’t even know she had, she shot her hands between Sour Sweet and Gilda’s chests and successfully pried them apart, causing them to let go of each other’s necks and stagger back.

“STOP IT!!!” Fluttershy pleaded. “JUST STOP IT!!!! LET GO OF YOUR HATE!!! WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO HURT EACH OTHER!?!?! WHY CAN’T EVERYONE JUST GET ALONG!?!!? WHY CAN’T EVERYONE JUST BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER!?!?!!?”

Fluttershy’s body then began to illuminate and rise into the air. Her human ears retracted, popping up higher as pony ones. Wings sprouted from her back followed by a long pony tail generating out of her hair. Her magical aura was so bright, Sour Sweet and Gilda had to avert their eyes. It was as if the day had suddenly acquired a second sun. Fluttershy had never seen herself glow so brightly either.

Basking in this radiance, Sour Sweet and Gilda’s bodies tingled as some unseen force washed over them. They felt their frustrations and hate inexplicably begin to dissolve. They glanced over at each other. Their eyes lingered at the bruises and blood shed which they had inflected on one another. All of the negativity which they had had just moments before was then replaced with regret.

Their legs then gave out, causing them both to fall back onto the ground. A realization shot them through them as they sat there. It was the realization that they had been pushing off something very important to the side. Kindness.

“S-sorry, Sour Sweet,” Gilda shamefully whispered. “I shouldn’t be taking my problems out on others.”

“It’s okay, Gilda,” Sour Sweet quietly assured. “I shouldn’t either.”

“Sounds like our fight wasn’t just about the two of us,” Gilda observed.

Sour Sweet nodded. “I was throwing a punch for every time someone had verbally hurt me for just having a mental condition, for every time my condition had ruined something nice in my life, and for every time my dad had ignored me.”

Gilda smirked. “What a coincidence. I was throwing a punch for every time I’ve felt insecure, for every time my abrasive personality scared off a potential friend, and for every time my asshole dad had slapped me.”

Sour Sweet winced at that last part and then sighed. “I guess we’re not as different as we thought we were. We both know how to misplace anger.”

Gilda gave a small, humble nod in agreement. She then got up, turned and sulked off.

Fluttershy floated down. Her transformation ended with the glow, ears, wings, and tail retracting back into herself. She placed a hand on Sour Sweet’s shoulder.

“So much for self-control,” Sour Sweet sighed. “Just when I take a step forward with overcoming my condition, I take a step back.”

“What happened had nothing to do with your condition, Sour Sweet," Fluttershy assured. "You and Gilda both just let your anger take over your senses. It unfortunately happens to so many. Let’s be thankful that it stopped before things went too far.”

Sour Sweet shot her a grateful smile. “It stopped thanks to you, Fluttershy.”

Fluttershy smiled humbly. “It was the magic, really.”

Sour Sweet nudged her arm. “The magic comes from your natural kindness. Don’t forget that, Flutters. Heck, with that shine you gave off, you weren't a bad-looking angel, either. Sunset Shimmer better take a step back.”

Fluttershy blushed and stroked her hair with some embarrassment. “Oh, stop.”

“No, really! I even bet Big Mac would like it if you ponied up just for him. Give him a little ‘kindness’ if you know what I mean.”

Fluttershy’s face went aflame with naughty thoughts. “S-Sour Sweet!”

Sour Sweet chuckled. “I’m just teasing you to get my mind off how bad my body is throbbing right now, Flutters.”

“Let’s go to my house. You need some antiseptic. I hope Gilda gets some as well.”

“Hey, wait!” Sour Sweet said as she fished her cellphone out of her pocket.

Fluttershy watched in confusion as the phone was held up. Sour Sweet cocked an eyebrow and made one of those obnoxious duck faces she had seen Rarity do way too many times. The look drastically clashed with the black eye and blood.

The picture was snapped.

“What are you doing, Sour?”

Sour Sweet smirked. “Sending a very special selfie to my boyfriend. I just suddenly felt the urge to give him a heart attack, you know? #GuesswhatIdid?

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ELSEWHERE…

"A text? I wonder what she wants t- OH MY GOD! THE DUCK LIPS JUST MAKE IT WORSE!!!"

Immediately, the boy snatched every bit of first aid supplies which he could find and carry, and hightailed it over to Fluttershy’s house to help clean his girlfriend up.

THE END

Comments ( 43 )

So Flutters pulled a Sailor Moon.

In light of the upcoming episode, any chance for Trixie to cameo?

What's this? A Sour Sweet story at almost 5 am. Isn't that just dandy.

Good to see Sour Sweet making progress, though some of those revelations could've been expressed in a better way than the narrator flat-out telling us. Still, this isn't really about Gilda... though that only makes the abuse angle feel more tacked on in its desperate attempt to add some depth and sympathy to her character.

Aside from that, a nice installment in this saga. (Also, apparently human Tree Hugger is well-connected and intelligent enough to attend Crystal Prep. Who knew?)

Yes, tell me he didn't belive she wouldn't go after Gilda after that?
Oh well, guess compared to the last two story suggesting this series was reaching it's end, this one seems to want to set up more for later.
Still, it dose seem like everything you can do, deveopent wise, with sour sweet, is coming to an end.
Also, in dioluge, just call her sour or sweet wen you can. We don't call rainbow Rainbow Dash all the time.
It's a structure narrative thing.

Yuuuuussss! Let's take this up the features! Sour Sweet's getting better, but that means the story is coming to an end? No, please not yet. The situation with her getting better and the story might be ending is SOUR SWEET!

And it's Soursweet FTW, Soursweet is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME:trixieshiftleft:

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some of those revelations could've been expressed in a better way than the narrator flat-out telling us

I would have put it in through dialogue, however I felt the situation after the fight where Sour Sweet and Gilda were filled with shame over what happened and staring at each others' injuries would be so awkward that they wouldn't be in the mood to talk much other than an short apology.

Still, this isn't really about Gilda... though that only makes the abuse angle feel more tacked on in its desperate attempt to add some depth and sympathy to her character.

I think you're missing the overall point of misplacing anger which I attempted to make. They were both taking their frustrations out on each other for similar reasons. They weren't so different as they thought they were. It wasn't about a "desperate attempt" to add anything apart from the very idea of the story.

In light of the upcoming episode, any chance for Trixie to cameo?

I've been trying to come up with good plot reasons for Sour Sweet to hang around more Wondercolts, so we'll see.

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Ah. Sorry for the presumption.

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Yes, tell me he didn't belive she wouldn't go after Gilda after that?

He's been pretty naïve throughout the entire series.

Oh well, guess compared to the last two story suggesting this series was reaching it's end, this one seems to want to set up more for later.

I'm simply making these up as I go along.

Also, in dioluge, just call her sour or sweet wen you can. We don't call rainbow Rainbow Dash all the time.

She does indeed get called just "Sour" often. Besides, I prefer to write the full "Sour Sweet" a lot. It's a very meaningful name. We all have our yins and yangs, our sweetness and our sourness.

Violent but sweet nevertheless. Wonder what will happen next?

That's something that I'd hoped to see in the show after the Rainbow Power reveal but haven't - the Mane Six getting special powers specific to their Element. As an example, we see in this story, Fluttershy gaining the ability to make everyone feel kindly disposed to each other by releasing the Yellow Light of Kindness for a few moments. You get a favourite for being the first author that I've seen do that!

Is Sour Sweet healing a little or is it just that she's had more to focus her mind and help her keep it together of late?

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Is Sour Sweet healing a little or is it just that she's had more to focus her mind and help her keep it together of late?

There is no cure for schizophrenia, however with proper social support, medication, and therapy it's possible to get to a state where the symptoms are pretty much muted. You wouldn't even be able to tell that the person had ever been diagnosed with a mental condition of any kind in their lives.

Yes!!! My Sour Sweet fix! Still not enough need more Sour Sweet X second person!!! :raritystarry: :rainbowkiss: :applecry: :fluttercry: :derpytongue2: How could you say no to these faces! It must continue!!!

Huh, I binge-read this entire, like, 9-story long series that hasn't even hit a conclusion. Good for me.

Sorry, but I personally found the resolution to be a little anticlimactic. Good story otherwise.

Fluttershy’s body then began to illuminate and rise into the air. Her human ears retracted, popping up higher as pony ones. Wings sprouted from her back followed by a long pony tail generating out of her hair. Her magical aura was so bright, Sour Sweet and Gilda had to avert their eyes. It was as if the day had suddenly acquired a second sun. Fluttershy had never seen herself glow so brightly either.
Basking in this radiance, Sour Sweet and Gilda’s bodies tingled as some unseen force washed over them. They felt their frustrations and hate inexplicably begin to dissolve. They glanced over at each other. Their eyes lingered at the bruises and blood shed which they had inflected on one another. All of the negativity which they had had just moments before was then replaced with regret.

Great Wickering Stallions, Fluttershy just went KiNuclear (Kindness-Nuclear)
Also, that would be an amazing thing to draw, dang...
What's scary is that Fluttershy did not put kindness into their hearts. She forced them to realize that they had cast kindness aside. Can you imagine if Flutters went darkside? She could leech all the kindness from the world... Yikes.
This is yet another brilliant story! I cannot believe how you can keep doing this! ^-^ There's a reason you continue to stay on my Best Authors list ^-^

I bet when second person saw the selfie he just went mental.

kul

>inb4 a scene of Second Person rushing with first aid kits to flutters house

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That's something that I'd hoped to see in the show after the Rainbow Power reveal but haven't - the Mane Six getting special powers specific to their Element.

I'm not a fan of that development, but it's not a deal breaker for me.

So... Is there gonna be another one?

7158942 Yeah. As long as I can keep coming up with ideas, it's a continuing series.

WORLDSTAR!!!!:rainbowlaugh::rainbowwild:

RIP me, or whatever the real guys name is haha. Gosh, I really want to see/read about the sheer amount of panic going through him when he sees that picture. If my girlfriend sent me a picture like that I'd freak out hardcore XD .

Though to be honest, he's probably like... yep, I saw this one coming *facepalm*. I mean the signs were very clear, only someone who was really naive would have missed that.

Omg that last line was the best. :rainbowlaugh: Another great story! You are so great at writing these!

Poor second person. He will be missed.




Until the next story, that is!

"A text? I wonder what she wants t- OH MY GOD! THE DUCK LIPS JUST MAKE IT WORSE!" Please don't let it end without Second's reaction to the text!

Hey, any notes on how soon the next one will be out? no pressure, simply curious (And i want to stay on top of it so that my Best Authors page stays updated :twilightsmile:)

7196648 Don't be surprised to receive a notification within the next 24 hours :raritywink:

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You just made my whole bucking night :twilightsmile: :pinkiehappy:

XD so funny:rainbowlaugh: thats something id do....but i would have done more damage. (if i get mad i usually fight someone untill they r down for at least 18 min. if they keep getting up i keep hitting and kicking):derpytongue2:

Good thing I wasn't there!... Or that this doesn't have an exact representation of me. If this was me, then Gilda would never seen Sour Sweet with Fluttershy. And Fluttershy would look kind huge since four hours ago. And then it would turn out to be me, but dressed as Fluttershy to throw her off. Why? Because if anyone dares constantly mock one of my friends, they have an involuntary "talk" with me... That means that I almost knock their jaws off and have them apologize. If they don't apologize... In Gilda's case, I try to break her so she reveals what her life problems are. If she's just a scumbag, then I hospitalize her, bring her to the hospital, take video of the mental ward, then show her the videos of what she'll turn my love into. If she mocks Sour Sweet again, I stop the flow of pain meds so she knows what to expect out of every next time that she mocks my Sour Sweetness... Pain. Administered by me.
My gal's got a condition that I'm trying my damnedest to help her through, and you be an anchor on her progress?... Then you face how defensive of my gal I can be.

Geez man how many sequels for this do you have?

7262329 There's 12 in the series so far with more on the way :rainbowwild:

7262371 That.......is a lot of sequels. Probably the most I've ever seen. :pinkiegasp:

Flutters should go on a trip to each continent of the world. World peace would be achieved in about a week (whether they liked it or not).

“Hey, wait!” Sour Sweet said as she fished her cellphone out of her pocket.

Fluttershy watched in confusion as the phone was held up. Sour Sweet cocked an eyebrow and made one of those obnoxious duck faces she had seen Rarity do way too many times. The look drastically clashed with the black eye and blood.

The picture was snapped.

“What are you doing, Sour?”

Sour Sweet smirked. “Sending a very special selfie to my boyfriend. I just suddenly felt the urge to give him a heart attack, you know? #GuesswhatIdid?”

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ELSEWHERE…

"A text? I wonder what she wants t- OH MY GOD! THE DUCK LIPS JUST MAKE IT WORSE!!!"

Immediately, the boy snatched every bit of first aid supplies which he could find and carry, and hightailed it over to Fluttershy’s house to help clean his girlfriend up.

THE END

:rainbowlaugh:

You know ironically....

ELSEWHERE…
"A text? I wonder what she wants t- OH MY GOD! THE DUCK LIPS JUST MAKE IT WORSE!!!"
Immediately, the boy snatched every bit of first aid supplies which he could find and carry, and hightailed it over to Fluttershy’s house to help clean his girlfriend up.

....that'd be my reaction if it was Fluttershy.

I almost forgot how fun this series is.

I read so many stories like this and I just wish that EQG would have been bold enough to do situations like what happened here in the show.

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