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Grayson Gears

Not at all the person you probably think I am.


What does a father think, looking down at his daughter? Is he proud, worried, maybe even ashamed at how things have turned out?

What will fathers do for their children?

Chapters (7)
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I looked up the lyrics just now.

And then I cried a bit.

Beautiful story. Do continue it...

So seven? We're going to find out Rainbow Dash has two daddies or something? :P

really good so far! :twilightsmile:

but seven? :derpyderp2:

Oh, very nice! I am really looking forward to more of this.

They grow up so fast. We grow up so fast.

Once again you haven't disappointed me, my friend :twilightsmile: This was a lovely chapter, and I'm eager to read the next.

And I've checked the song. Right in the feelings :fluttercry: but it's a beautiful song.


Maybe, or could be Spikes dad or Celestia's, even a goddess was someone's little girl.

I think you've got something really interesting going on here. I can't wait to see the other ones... particularly for Applejack. That's bound to be interesting...

Seven? You mean six right? There is still more to Night Light I would think since his little filly became a princess.
Not sure about Spike, but I for one would like to see Celestia's father's musing about his daughter

Daww, that was sweet. Sometimes being a father, is just being there...

looking at your other stories... im gonna guess you're looking forward to Pinkies the most.
Thats the one im looking forward to the most at least :pinkiehappy:

Comment posted by Rainbooms deleted May 11th, 2013

I was feeling really sad at first, but by the time I reached the end, I was all happy smiles:yay:.

I love these stories so far. I can't help but imagine, since you used one song already for inspiration, that somehow a "Butterfly Kisses" reference will be put into one of these.

Lovely :twilightsmile: Is this the same dad who appeared in What She Strives For? It seems so. Or maybe it's just me. I really liked that version of Dash's dad, it's nice to see him one more time.

And if he's not, I like this dad too anyway. :pinkiesmile: I think you did a great job writing from his point of view.

The chapter I'm looking forward the most is Pinkie's, and you know it :pinkiehappy:

I'm not sure how you could top this chapter!:pinkiehappy:

I'm most excited about the Fluttershy and Rarity chapters though. Since Rarity's dad has no fashion sense and to see how Fluttershy's dad will react to her shyness

Oh I can't wait for pinkie pies dad I just wanna see his reaction when he sees she's a pink party pony mabe he's really a closet partyer. Lol and AJ lol mabe she was the runt of the litter. And fluttershy as a child at home was the leader of a lot if foals and just shy when she wasn't around her family. And I can so see Rarity a daddies girl who was a tomboy until she found fashion lol.

Pinkie Pie's dad will be interesting, as will Rarity's. There's a lot of potential for built in conflict with those two considering what we've seen of them compared to their daughters, especially Pinkie's dad. I'm also looking forward to seeing what you do with AJ's father.

Shy will be a little different since we don't have a single piece of canonical knowledge about him.

Beautiful...no other words can describe it

Yay! Pinkie chapter! :pinkiehappy:

Im gonna guess the next chapter is for Applejack

I was waiting for this chapter. Pinkie's dad is a character I really like, because he seems like the typical guy who looks serious and even a bit grumpy on the outside, but is kind and good-hearted on the inside. I think you wrote him really well :pinkiesmile:

And I love that ending. :twilightsmile:

On another note, I think it's going to take me a while to get used to the official names after two years of 'Inkie' and 'Blinkie' :twilightsheepish:

And I guess the next one is going to be... I don't know... uh... Rarity?

That wad absolutely beautiful.

Please don't make Shy's too dark, k?

"you've forgotten how this works haven't you D?"

A guy can hope can't he.

It won't be dark...
It will just be...different.

Not all relationships are perfect, especially those of families.

I love this story. I think the next one is going to be Fluttershy's dad and if so please don't make it to harsh or dark.:fluttershyouch:

Everyone is so worried about Fluttershy's dad. I can write happy stories you know.

It's just really really hard...and unlikely.

I can promise that there will be no abuse or anything like that. Abusive families really have no place in my stories.

However...it's not gonna be the happiest story.

2931408 Sorry but I am kinda worried about it because Fluttershy is so nice and shy i really didn't want to see her past be something terrible, but it is your story make it however you want. :ajsmug: :twilightsheepish: :fluttershyouch:

Okay, is there a new chapter or not?

Hit the publish button by accident. Will put out a blog post thing when it's out for real. I sincerely apologize for this.

It happens. Sometimes, fathers and their children are just too different. Not everypony can be like Rainbow Dash and her dad, sadly.

I wasn't expecting this, but you did an amazing job with this one. Right in the feelings. :fluttercry:

I hope that paper doesn't have to wait for too long.

I feel like you were trolling us with hinting about death, we see so much of it in these stories.

I liked this chapter, really shown that not all dysfunctional relationships have to be abusive.

Haha, you should have seen the original idea I had for Applejack's story.

Waaaah. :applecry: Everybody seems to be giving me a case of the sads today...

All of the feels :applecry:

You didn't by any chance use this song for inspiration on this chapter, did you?

I am afraid not, though that song is almost scary appropriate.

3656589 ...#awkward. :rainbowderp:
Nonetheless, though, this was a wonderful chapter. :rainbowkiss:

You couldn't have published this one at a more appropriate time, man. A few days ago my father went to the countryside to a family reunion (from his side of the family) but I stayed home. He goes every year and he always invites my brother and I, but we always decline. I went one year to try, and although I kinda had fun, the main reason why I decline is because it takes a whole day of my time (two, actually) and there are so many things I have to do at home.

Unlike Rarity, however, I procrastinate a lot, so most of the times I end up loosing those days anyway :facehoof:

Actually, I never had a great relationship with my father. We hardly talked about anything when I was a kid because we had quite different mindsets. Now we talk a bit more, but still we have mostly different interests. So, I kinda saw myself in Rarity here.

Great chapter :pinkiesmile:

P.S.: I went fishing with my grandfather one time. It was very boring. Fishing is not my thing (plus, I was too small to appreciate it)

Beautiful, just beautiful

you forgot to mention applebloom...unless the mother survived. that's my only beef with this chapter. it's was cute

Less "forgot" and more "Didn't mention due to not wanting to draw attention away from Applejack." I thought about putting something in, but I really just wanted to finally finish this chapter.

5682860 ahhh ok. then it KINDA made sense to me


Eh, I just figured that the Mom was pregnant with Apple Bloom when he died. Also, I liked how you didn't outright say how he was dying.

Ambiguity is key to a great story...or maybe I was too lazy to think of something. I'll let you decide!

Gotta wonder who dad number 7 is though since we've already done the Mane 6.

5683027 He's just a city boy. Born and raised in South Detroit...

Wait, what did he die of???? D:


Maybe Spike?

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