• Published 28th Oct 2012
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Music Makes The Heart Grow Fonder - Yzanburg



After an amazing concert, musician David Gatzby winds up a top a tree in a very unfamiliar setting.

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Some Creepy Secret Admirer Stuff

Chapter 16

The rest of the train ride back to Ponyville was peaceful and full of music. Twilight had relented on the interrogation after the first song had ended. After that we all took turns singing songs we held dear to us. The most surprising was the song Rainbow Dash. It was all bubbly and.. Well, sweet. No one else seemed to notice the oddity that had occurred. Well.. No one except me that is. I chose not to comment on it, seeing as nobody else had and doing so may result in more bruises than I'd like.

After the train arrived, we all said our goodbyes and headed our separate ways. I told Lyra that Fluttershy and I would meet up with her in a couple days to go over any ideas we may have for a new song. Apparently she was already brimming with ideas and couldn't wait to show them off as soon as possible.

The walk back to Fluttershy's cottage was calming. The sun was lightly setting behind the mountains of Canterlot, setting the whole mountainside and the little town below in a cascade of fiery hues. We got a few waves and congratulations as we made our way home from ponies that I guess either heard of our trip to Trottingham, or just enjoyed our music from the little shows we put on in the park.

When we finally arrived back home, I took the liberty of grabbing all the mail we had filling the mailbox while we were away. As I walked through the front door, the first thing I saw was Fluttershy sprawled out on the floor being savagely bombarded by animals that were all too happy to assault her with hugs and kisses. Skirting around the little war zone, I made my way to the couch to root through our mail.

"Hey Fluttershy, I'll just leave your mail here for when you're done being assaulted by fuzz balls." That earned me few glares from the animals as well as a very colorful paw gesture from one, Angel Bunny. Shrugging it off, I began to look through the two letters that I received. One was from a reporter for some school newspaper that wanted an interview with Ponyville's resident human. I set that aside for later while I turned my attention to the envelope before me. The only noticeable marking at all was my name scrawled in poor hoof writing on the front. No return address at all. When I opened it and pulled out the letter, a sizable clump of blue mane hair tumbled out. Right then I should have known something was wrong with this letter. Sparing one more lingering glance at the lump of hair, I turned my attention to the letter. In all honesty I should have just burned it on the spot.

'Dear David,

You don't know me, not yet anyways. But I definitely who you are. I see you at the park all the time with those... Mares. anyways, I gave you a little something to hang on to before we finally go on a date! Keep it safe now.

-Anonymous'

I sat there just staring at the paper in silent shock.

"What. The. Hell." I finally muttered as I crumpled up the letter and quickly moved away to the far end of the couch, a queasy feeling setting into the pit of my stomach. Fluttershy must have noticed my discomfort as she quickly shot out from under a pile of fur and torture and was at my side in an instant.

"David, what's the matter? are you hurt?" She quickly said as she began to examine me curled up form.

"No, I'm fine.. Just reeeaaallly creeped out by that letter." I pointed out before shuddering involuntarily. Fluttershy gave me a worried look before hovering over and uncrumpling the cursed letter. She put a hoof up to her mouth before she did the unthinkable. She started giggling!

"What's so funny?" I asked, trying and failing to keep any hostility out of my voice.

"Oh,, It's nothing, David. Just that you have a secret admirer. A very enthusiastic one at that." She let out another cute giggle that I couldn't help but smile at.

"Yeah I guess it is a little funny, but still down right creepy. I'm burning that letter... And the hair, too!"

"Fair enough. Now, why don't I fix us up something to eat and we can work on this new song, hmm?"

"Sounds good to me, Shy. I'll go grab the paper and what not. I'll be in the kitchen in just a moment."

I casually walked up the stairs to Fluttershy's study and grabbed a stack of paper and some quills and ink. With that all gathered, I made my way back down to the kitchen where I found Fluttershy whipping up a couple of sandwiches, a lettuce and tomato sandwich for her, and a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich for me. I took my food from her with a smile and hug as thanks and took a seat at the table to eat and go over song ideas.

We spent a few hours idly chatting and throwing out a few good lyrics and tunes here and there before we decided to call it a night. I took my spot on the couch, - I planned on asking Fluttershy about looking into building a room for me connecting to the cottage, tomorrow. - And said goodnight to Fluttershy as she walked up the stairs to her bedroom.

I layed on the couch, just staring at the ceiling for a little while. I couldn't help but get the feeling that I was being watched, yet every time I looked towards any of the windows in the cottage, all I saw was Luna's starry sky and the mountains hidden in the distance by shadows. As I slowly fell into sleeps sweet embrace, I missed the shadowy shape of a mare peering into the front window, an eerily large smile plastered on her face, just.. Staring at my sleeping form.

Author's Note:

Sorry for the large gap in writing, been going through some things. But that's all done with. I know it's not much of a chapter, but it's something for now, hope you all enjoy!

-Burg