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I'm a brony and a Pinkie Pie fan but I like all of the mane six, as well as Spike. I hope to provide some entertaining and interesting fanfics for the Brony community.


(An indirect followup to "The Washouts" that takes place after it but not immediately after it. Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are from the Ponyville Mysteries series. Dedicated to Matt11. Proofread by Smity91 on Fanfiction.net.)

Despite having a fan club of her own, Scootaloo is still coping with the belief that she'll never be able to fly or be a Wonderbolt. And it's something that still troubles her greatly.

But that's all about to change now that her father, Quick Shot, is coming home. Eager to spend some quality one on one time with his only daughter.

However, while the focus of the father/daughter time is on bonding, the conversation will shift to recent developments. And Quick Shot has a few words he believes his daughter needs to hear. Words of encouragement and not giving up.

Can Quick Shot convince his not so little filly of his point of view? Or is he attempting to do the impossible?

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Comments ( 17 )

Aww, very sweet little fic, very nicely done.

So is Matt11 a user on the site?

9190374 Yes. I didn't link directly to him here since some of his work is rated Mature and I don't want to get in trouble.

My ponysona is also called Quick Shot!

That's quite understandable.

A good Story and Lesson. They Really should make a Episode where scoots Really flys and/or her Family Background is shown.

But at least we fans can make her Fly. Even i Made her Fly.

Oh thank god, a fanfic about Scootaloo's father where he ISN'T abusive.

9190507 I wasn't aware that was a trend for her father, specifically. I always thought it was more common until recently to just have her parents be dead or never around.


It's not a huge trend, but it's definitely way more common than it should be.

9190535 It's way too easy to make her father a lonely single parent with Scoot's mom having left for reasons unknown. Even I got onto that bandwagon, though it was an R rated fic anyways. :scootangel:

What a sweet story. Not that often I see Scootaloo with her father. A nice change of pace.

I'm torn:
On one hand, this is overall a pretty sweet story for what it is.

On the other, I've sort of lost my ability to really enjoy fics where it turns out Scoots won't be able to fly. (In fact, there's really only one fic that I've read that does that where I've found myself able to go back to it over and over again, and that one was more of a Rainbow Dash fic anyway, with the Scoots thing only being brought up once in the entire fic).

And while it doesn't state directly in this fic that she'll never fly, it's heavily implied.

Lightning Dust is still in that full body wing and hoof cast, drinking through a straw. And she's going to be that way for a long time still to come.

Oh yes! :pinkiehappy: Nice to see that Lightning got some proper retribution and that Spitfire's tirade wasn't in vain.

Also, don't some people still have the headcanon that Scootaloo is a military filly? I know I do.

9202668 Well the thing is, it seems like canon has or more less decided the matter for us. I'm not entirely thrilled with the notion myself since there isn't an explanation given, but I have to work within canon. As I tried to show here, there may still be ways to have Scootaloo fly since I suspect the show is going to wrap up without definitively showing one way or the other.

For me, unless the show outright states that she'll never be able to fly and confirms it with 100% certainty, then I'll consider her to absolutely be able to fly in the future after whenever the series ends.

9204847 As I pointed out in this fic, there are plenty of avenues available to make that happen. Avenues I'm hopeful the show will at least consider before it wraps up, especially if G5 is meant to build on G4.

We'll just have to see either way.

(Though I'll be a mix of both disappointed and satisfied if she ends up flying, but she ends up having to use spells or amulets to do it. It'd feel a bit like cheating, but at the same time, she would still be able to fly)

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