• Published 16th Jul 2017
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Broken Hearts - Silver Inkwell

Flurry Heart's life has never been the same since her father passed away, she's been trapped by her own mother and kept away from other ponies and she has been isolated for years until she meets a very special pony that will change her life...

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Chapter One: Isolation/ The Birthday Party

Chapter One: Isolation/ The Birthday Party

Everypony was moving around to their own wills and mind doing whatever they wanted to listening to their minds and hearts, but not so much their souls.

Cadence listened only to her mind basically as she walked around with a somber expression looking for any signs of danger at this party and not enjoying the festivities, to the side there was a table for gifts that the guests might bring since it was a public party and everypony was invited, but Cadence scanned every item herself with her own magic to make sure that it was safe, she was also very suspicious that the ponies only wanted the favor and affection of Flurry Heart who was now a young pretty blooming flower for a pony and would one day be in power of the kingdom and Cadence tried to warn her of this to no such luck.

Flurry herself was in the middle of the room trying to enjoy herself as this was one of the very few rare occasions that she actually could spend time with other ponies who weren't her own family or best friends of her family either.

Currently she was dancing with a young handsome strong unicorn that was coated black and had a dark gray tail with silver eyes that in a certain light almost looked golden yellow, Cadence scowled and trotted over closer to her daughter who was smiling as she was twirled about back and forth like a toy, and then after the dance number ended Cadence pulled her daughter to the side as more of Vinyl Scratch’s own music started to play in the background.

“Flurry, I know that you want to have fun and I’m trying to respect your wishes…”

“Not hard enough,” Flurry muttered under her breath.

Cadence raised an eyebrow at this, “What was that young lady?”

Flurry sighed and repeated her statement loud enough for her to hear.

“Ah, yes, I see, well anyhow on to more important matters, I am trying my best, but I’m still concerned and worried about you, I know what you want, but I have to make sure that you’re safe in doing so and you should not think about galloping off with a stallion or mare without my approval first, and I’m not going to be a snobby noble and say you only have to marry royalty or nobility, but try to pick someone at least half as smart and good-looking as you.”

“Look mom, I understand, but can we please not talk about here and now?”

“Sure thing, of course, anything for you Flurry,” Cadence said.

“Everything except for my freedom…” Flurry said.

“I would wish you speak of your grievances to me directly rather than muttering them under your breath all the time,” Cadence said.

“Oh, I would, gladly, but not right now or here, after all, celebration isn't a time to be negative and angry and moody, isn't it?” Flurry asked as the tension in the air slowly started to grow and as her tone became more sarcastic.

Cadence raised both eyebrows slowly sighing, teenagers, when would they ever stop rebelling? Probably never. “Are you being sarcastic with me young lady?”

“No, of course not! Why would I ever do that?” Flurry asked sarcastically.

“Cut that tone out right now or else…”

“OR ELSE WHAT? You’ll ground me? I’m already stuck inside the castle and I can't go anywhere without your permission and worst of all I have no cutie mark because of you! How do you think that makes me feel? It makes me look like a fool, everypony else around me laughs at me and mocks me, maybe not directly because they know who my mother is and that I am royalty, but I know what they do! And all I want form my birthday isn't these silly stupid gifts of books and mane conditioner and board games and puzzles, I just want time away from you on my own with no supervision or guars, three months, two, a month, three weeks or two or one, hell, even three days, maybe even just one I'll take what I can get, but no! You would never allow that even if it was my birthday wish because that would mean your precious little father could get lost and crumble away and wither away and die on a dangerous and perilous quest or even on just a simple picnic in the park because you NEVER know where danger might lurk, sure that bush MIGHT be dangerous and whatnot, but I don't really care! I want to live life, not spend it stuck inside a cold stone castle for the rest of my life!

I don't care what dangers might be out there, Chrysalis or not you can't keep me inside these walls forever and you can't stop me when I’m old enough either!”

“Your father’s trip was a miscalculation! And if I knew what was good for me I would have gone with him because maybe then I could have saved him, or at the very least died alongside with him to spare my own pain and suffering!”

“Oh, so it’s YOUR pain and suffering that matters now, does it? Well guess what, I have my own too mom! I just decided to move on rather than stay behind in the past! Did you ever think about what hid death meant to me even just once or were you too busy crying and moping around in your own little safe world? Because guess what, maybe you should have died because then at least I would have the freedom to go wherever I wanted to without you looking over my back!”

“Well if that’s the way you feel…”

“Yes, it is, and you DO NOT have the right to tell me what to do! I can make my own choices now you know, I can go out and see the world and I don't have to listen to you!” Flurry shouted as her horn started to glow a golden yellow.

“Flurry, please, calm down and let’s just talk about this…”

“NO! I’m done talking about this, you listen to me mother, I can get what I want when I want and you’re not going to stop me, do you understand?”

“Yes, I do, but please, if it is your wish to go out and see the world then I suppose that I can make the proper arrangements with some friends…”

“Wait, what did you say?” Flurry asked as her golden glow died down and the ponies that had been cowering in fear of her potential power let out a relieved sigh glad that there was to be no fight or damage done to the castle either.

“You heard me, I could give you some stuff so you can go out on your own, if that is truly what you wish, but you would have to work on controlling your anger first, I don't want you to hurt anypony else or yourself either…”

“Mother, I think I can take care of myself, the real question here is this, do you trust me enough to risk losing your daughter physically, or do you not trust her enough and wish to lose her forever emotionally and otherwise?”

Cadence sighed and considered her options, neither was preferable and neither was what she wanted either, but perhaps Flurry was right, maybe she was being too selfish and protective, she had been focused on her own grief and sorrow rather than that of her own daughter’s happiness, she was a terrible parent…

Tears started to flow down her eyes as she glanced around the room admiring the decorations and remembering how happy everypony looked and then she turned back to her daughter and saw a mix of emotions.

None of them were happy.

“I suppose that I can trust you to take care of yourself, but how will I know that you can and still be safe? What if what I have taught you in magic and history and math and science and well everything isn't enough?”

“I’m sure that if it was your best then it will be enough, but if you are really so concerned about my safety maybe you would feel better if I took a friend that you could trust but somepony that I wouldn't feel was spying on me or trying to be an adult either?” Flurry asked trying to locate such a pony in her mind.

Cadence considered trying to find such a pony in her mind too, “Well I guess if I can find such a pony then your trip would definitely be granted, after you packed enough of course, and after other stuff too, but other than that I think you should be good, but just try to stay safe and don't do anything too dangerous, alright? After all, I don't think I could bear to lose you...”

“Mom, I'll be just fine, don't worry about it,” Flurry said trying to reassure her.

“Please don't repeat what your father said to me, and don't you even dare trying to make a promise either, your father couldn't keep his in the end.”

An awkward silence now filled the room that had started ever since the fight and conversation had begun as everypony was now staring directly at the two of them as they had long since abandoned dancing or eating snacks either, even the music was still and no longer playing anymore.

Cadence sighed as Flurry looked down slightly sad remember her father’s last words that he had spoken to them. “Anyhow, happy birthday, enjoy the rest of the night, I shall try to make peace and not be a bother anymore, I will retire to my room for the night, but I expect the guests to be out of here by midnight, or no later than 3AM please, after all, I do need my rest as everypony here does.”

“Yes, I understood, but thank you so much mom!” Flurry said hugging her mother very tightly, something that she had not done in a very long time.

“You are very welcome my dear,” Cadence said returning the hug but not in nearly a happy manner or tightness as Flurry had given her.

“I can't wait to go out and see the world, I just hope I can meet new friends!”

Cadence remained silent as Flurry rambled on as she slowly walked about but stuck around until Flurry blew out all the candles on her huge enormous cheesecake and then took a bit of the first slice and the rest were evenly divided out among the rest, even Cadence herself took a slice of cake because she needed something to cheer up just a bit by. So, she slowly walked back to her room eating the cake with her magic, devoured it, read a book and more too.

The noise did die down eventually, and when it did she wandered outside her room and made sure that the guards cleaned up the mess.

After that job was done she went back into her own room and closed her eyes and then, ever so slowly she started to fall asleep.