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Fluttershy’s struggle with her crippling shyness seemed to be over, now that she had six best friends whisking her off on adventures on a regular basis. Her therapist had other ideas, such as her making a new pony friend all on her own. Her attempt to fulfill that challenge, by way of introducing herself to the first pony to cross her path, didn’t go at all like she expected.

A season one romance.

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Edited by Themaskedferret

Chapters (6)
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Comments ( 28 )

This pleases me

I love Apple Knots !
That is a story I tend to re-read during times of stress.

Now let's see who 'Jittery' has a night out with.

And what a beautiful story about coming out of one's shell that was too !

You know, I could really see a sequel to this story. Don't even need to be that big, maybe just a one shot on their next therapy visit.
Very nicely done.


This is a really unique take on romance. I approve.

It's a lovely story, and the progression between chapters feels so natural. Early S1 Fluttershy seems a challenge to write romance for, but you found a way to do so, and have it be a good thing (compared to, say, Bad Horse's take).

Where can i give you all of my money?

Very cute! I hope Discord doesn't get jealous! :heart:

Oooo! I smell a sequel! :pinkiehappy:

I admit, I put this one off for a while. Noteworthy isn't. Not most of the time, anyway. But here you've crafted a character that isn't just a suitable pick for Fluttershy, but also an excellent portrayal of the personal hell that is anxiety. Excellent work. Thank you for it, and best of luck in the judging.

D48 #12 · Aug 12th, 2017 · · · Six ·

This was fantastic. Flutteshy is generally a hard one to ship because she is too shy to take the initiative and start a relationship and her issues with being a doormat mean it is functionally impossible for anyone that isn't similarly withdrawn to avoid pushing her too far by accident and, willingly or not, making it an abusive relationship. You however managed to nail both the kind of character that can actually develop a healthy relationship with Fluttershy in Noteworthy and also arrange events to push the two of them together without twisting them in unbelievable ways. Considering I've never really been a fan of Fluttershy, that is some very impressive work.

I… wow. This is amazing. I love what you've done here.

Normally I wouldn't like Fluttershy's issues pushed THIS far, but a psychiatrists office is just the right context for it.

That's precisely why I set this during season one :twistnerd:

Wow. That's some adorable Fluttershy.

Only romance I've seen where it was a decidedly good sign their hearts weren't pounding. :rainbowlaugh:

Throughout the last chapter, my mouth has been twisted into a silent squee.

Partly for reasons 8360780 mentioned, this is the best Fluttership I've ever read.

Jesus, more like Season 0 Fluttershy :fluttershysad:

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I love this already :D

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I talk all the time, and sometimes ponies even hear me!

Oh my god <3

Anxieties that manifest as allergies? Is that even a thing? XD

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These precious babies

there mere thought of it

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ohmuhgaaaad :D

You have six best friends now, right?

"Oh, w-well, it's actually five... Spike's not really a person..." :V

Well this was adorable. A short but fully engaging piece that gives us what, to someone who's never had either anxiety or shyness, feels real and relatable. That's a gold star from me.

My reaction to Fluttershy's reaction:

"My problem with stress… one of the big triggers has always been mares I think are pretty."

For a split second there, before I kept reading I thought he just didn't find her attractive.

Awwwwwwwww! That was sooo sweet! This deserves so much more positive attention. Such an adorable and well-written story! One of the best romances I've ever read on this website. Thank you for sharing! :twilightsmile:

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