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Scootaloo waits in a hospital bed for her father and aunt to decide her fate.

Pulls from the Hasbro novel Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe by Nicole Dubuc in which Scootaloo is revealed to live with her lesbian aunts in Ponyville.

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Wow. Interesting headcanon. I haven't read the book, but from what I've seen this could very well be true, couldn't it?

Hot damn this hit hard and good. Headcannon accepted, and nice knowing of that book.

Ooh, that was good. Gut-wrenching, but the hope for a happier ending in the future.

Damn... Just damn. Considering what little we know of Scootaloo's family life, even her aunts, this could very well be the truth.

Pretty good story. But there's one little problem, the book confirms that Aunt Holiday is an Earth Pony, not a Pegasus.

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Heh, I actually left her race ambiguous for that reason.

What's this?! Scribbler has made something not grimdark for month of Macabre?! :pinkiegasp:
Has the world gone mad??!! :derpyderp1:

I love it! Keep writing stories like this Scribbler!

Wow. This is really good! I liked how Winter's dialogue suggests that his wife either committed suicide or ran out on him and Scootaloo, rather than simply dying. "She didn't even leave a note" could mean multiple things, but suicide seems the most likely. Really adds implications and depth to what would otherwise be a rather trite, straight-forward story. Nice work!

Very nice one shot Scribbler! You did a great job:twilightsmile:!

I didn't realise that Lofty and Summer Holiday were canon. At least beta canon.

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Oh my god. :D

If her dad's characterization comes from the novels, hot damn, I'm impressed you made him sympathetic and not just out-and-out the bad guy.

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Newp, he's based on a single throwaway line of her parents being 'away' so she lives with her aunts (image of the novel linked). He's all outta my own head.

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Very nicely done.

To be quite honest, I didn't like how Hasbro handled Scootaloo's parents in cannon, I didn't hate it mind you, just it felt rushed, and the way the story was handled was a lost opportunity for a very helpful lesson about growing up, friends can move apart physically but still be very close in the ways that matter.
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As much as I loved the show, and as much as I hate hearing about this sort of thing IRL, I have a smidge of thinking that it would have made much better stories if they had felt comfortable bringing up difficult topics like this into the canon, even if it was softened a bit to not traumatize the focus demographic of viewers.

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As much as I loved the show, and as much as I hate hearing about this sort of thing IRL, I have a smidge of thinking that it would have made much better stories if they had felt comfortable bringing up difficult topics like this into the canon, even if it was softened a bit to not traumatize the focus demographic of viewers.

If anything, their reluctance to establish Scootaloo as disabled in-universe only made her situation feel even MORE tragic - we saw multiple scenes of her wishing she could fly, but never any evidence of anypony helping her learn to fly, nor taking her to a doctor to see if there might be any treatment for whatever was keeping her from flying, nor pointing her in the direction of technology we've seen (glider, prosthetic wings, etc.) that could have let her fly if her own wings weren't up to the task.

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