The Naturae Six

by sarahann603

First published

What if the Mane Six had different roles.but still had some personality traits from canon?

When Dr. Fluttershy waters a strange plant,something happens that she hadn't planned for.

My first story on here. Don't expect it to be updated soon.

Fluttershy's Predicament

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Dr. Fluttershy looked at the plant in the pot curiously. It was light green,and it curved into the dirt of the pot,little curly light green vines attached to it. It looked like a light green lemon.

"Interesting," The good doctor said around the pen in the mouth,writing on her notes which were on the same table as the plant. She looked like the Fluttershy we all know and love,except she wore thin-rimmed glasses and a white lab coat. "Very interesting."

She stopped writing,her pen dropping to the table,and flew to the watering can on one of the many shelves in her white lab.

After going outside to fill it up with water,she re-entered the lab with watering can in tow,and began to water her plant.

"I have to say,I've never had a plant like you before," She said quietly. "I wonder what you will become. Maybe a lemon tree? You do look like a lemon."

While Dr. Fluttershy was talking,she failed to notice that it was growing. Growing larger than her head,even.
The plant growled.

"Hmm? What is it-" Dr. Fluttershy looked at her plant,and her watering can fell to the floor.
Moments later,she was darting around her lab,dodging a hungry,giant venus flytrap and screaming.

"Dr. Fluttershy? Dr. Fluttershy!" Purple Star's voice came from beyond the door,along with knocking.

"Purple,get help!" Dr. Fluttershy shouted,out of breath,then screamed and dodged out of the way as the head of the venus flytrap came to eat her.

"There's a hungry venus flytrap in my lab and it's trying to eat me!"

"Wait,what!?" Purple asked.

"Get the others!" Dr. Fluttershy shouted.

Dr. Fluttershy heard hoofsteps that slowly faded as Purple ran from her lab,and hoped that Purple could get their friends before the giant venus flytrap ate her.

Purple's Conumdrum

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Purple Star ran as fast as she could to Ponyville,determined to find her and Dr. Fluttershy's friends.

"Giant venus flytraps don't exist!" Was one of the thoughts running around in her mind. "Then again,Dr. Fluttershy doesn't lie. And she doesn't pull pranks either. I don't know what to think."

When Purple got to Ponyville,she went straight to Sugarcube Corner. When she got to Sugarcube Corner,she was out of breath,and leaned on the counter,trying to breathe.

An orange mare with a long mane let loose on one end and tied up with a small red band on the other end joyfully went through the door that led her to the other side of the counter of Sugarcube Corner. She had a long tail,green eyes,and her cutie mark was a balloon shaped like an apple tied to a string. This was Apple Joy.

"Hello,Purple!" She said joyfully,but her joyful expression was soon replaced with a look of concern once she saw Purple wheezing on the other side of the counter.

"Are you okay?" She asked her.

Purple shook her head,still trying to breathe. "Dr. Fluttershy-*pant*-giant venus flytrap-*pant*-trying to eat her-*pant*-needs help!" She said.

"A giant venus flytrap is trying to eat Dr. Fluttershy and she needs help!?" Apple Joy asked.

Purple nodded,gaining her breath.

"Dr. Fluttershy said I need to get the others," Purple said.

"Well,what are we waiting for?" Apple Joy asked,already rushing through the door to get to the other side of the counter. "Let's go find the others!"

Apple Joy and Purple Star rushed out of Sugarcube Corner and towards Sweet Apple Acres,Apple Joy the faster of the two.

Before they got there,however,a light blue blur and a purple and white blur raced past them.

"i wonder who those two were," Apple Joy said.

"Hmm...two ponies racing each other,one of them light blue and the other white and purple?" Twilight said.

"White Ivory and Rainbow Canvas!" Purple Star and Apple Joy shouted in unison.

They then ran towards Ivory's and Rainbow's direction. However,it was going to be really difficult to catch them,as Rainbow was the second fastest pony in Ponyville and Ivory was the first. The only time when Joy and Purple were able to catch up to them is when Ivory and Rainbow were finished with their race.

"Oh yeah!" Ivory yelled as she reached first place,smiling cockily. "Fastest thing alive!"

"Oh come on!" Rainbow yelled as she reached second place,scowling. "Best two out of three?"

Rainbow Canvas looked almost the same as Rainbow Dash,except her cutie mark was a paintbrush painting something on a canvas. Ivory,on the other hand,had an athletically fit build and mane in a ponytail with swept bangs,with her tail being well kept and also being in a ponytail. She also had a pony running with fire trailing behind her as a cutie mark. She had a cocky expression on her face as she faced Rainbow Canvas.

"Okay," Ivory said. "But don't think that you'll beat me any time soon. I am the fastest runner ever,after all."

"We'll see about that," Rainbow said,smiling.

"Ivory! Rainbow!" Ivory and Rainbow turned around to see Purple and Joy panting behind them.

"Ivory! Rainbow!" Joy said. "Dr Fluttershy-*pant*-is in trouble!

"Dr. Fluttershy's in trouble!?" Rainbow and Ivory say in unison.

"Have to-*pant*-get-*pant*-Pink Lady!" Purple exclaimed.

"Well,what are we waiting for!?" Rainbow asked. "Let's go get Pink Lady!"

After Purple and Joy caught their breath,they,along with Rainbow and ivory,ran to Sweet Apple Acres,with Ivory in the lead and Rainbow close behind.

There,they saw Pink Lady and Applebloom,Pink Lady's honorary sister,hanging out.

Pink Lady looked like Pinkamena except she had short hair,the colors of Pinkie Pie,and has apples as a cutie mark. She also had a pink cowboy hat on her head with a big,light blue ribbon around the middle.
Pink Lady hit the tree with her powerful legs,letting the apples fall into the basket below the tree. As the apples did so,however,Pink took a few before they hit the basket and started to dribble them with her tail,with the apples,despite hitting the ground multiple times,never smashing,getting bruised,or getting dirty.
Applebloom giggled at her silly sister.

"Hey,Pink!" Rainbow called to Pink Lady.

Pink Lady,hearing Rainbow calling to her,scooped the apples up with her tail and put them into the basket,then turned her whole body to Rainbow.

"Hi,guys!" She said,waving to Joy,Purple,Ivory,and Rainbow.

"Hi,Pink!" Rainbow said.

"Hi,Pink!" Ivory said.

Joy and Purple,out of breath,just waved to Pink.

Rainbow's friendly expression changed to a serious one. "Listen,Pink," She said to Pink. "Dr. Fluttershy's in trouble,and we need your help to help her!"

Pink gasped. "Dr. Fluttershy's in trouble?"

Ivory nodded.

Pink's expression changed to a serious one. "Say no more!" She said. "Lead me to her!"

Pink's head then turned to Applebloom. "Sorry,Applebloom,but we're going to have to play later."

"Aw!" Applebloom said,disappointed.

Pink then ran to her friends,and the group began to run to Dr. Fluttershy's lab.

After the group ran to Dr. Fluttershy's lab,Rainbow flew into the air.

"Well,are we waiting for?" Rainbow asked. "Let's save Dr. Fluttershy already!"

"Rainbow,wait!" Purple said. "We need a-"

It was too late. Rainbow plowed through the door,revealing a messy lab and Dr. Fluttershy screaming as she was being lowered into the jaws of the hungry venus fly trap.

"-plan," Purple finished.

The Naturae Five got into their fighting positions.

The Naturae Six's Situation

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Rainbow attacked the plant first,dashing over the plant and kicking it in the part where its chin would be if it had one. The plant roared and its head started chasing Rainbow around,its leaves dropping Dr. Fluttershy in the process.

"Dr. Fluttershy!" Apple Joy,Purple Star,Pink Lady and Ivory Fire said in concern. Rainbow would've said it too,if she wasn't busy dodging the plant's head.

It was then Dr. Fluttershy remembered she could fly. Flapping her wings up and down before she hit the ground,she took advantage of the fact the plant was distracted and swiftly flew to her friends.

The Naturae Four,consisting of Purple,Pink,Ivory and Joy,all heaved a sigh of relief.

"Never again," Dr. Fluttershy said,huffing and puffing.

"What are you talking about?" Purple wondered.

"Hey,guys?" Rainbow called out to her friends. "Think you're forgetting someone here?"

"Right!"Pink said,grabbing a bunch of apples from under her hat.

"How did you do that!?" Ivory asked,her jaw dropped.

Pink shrugged,then bucked the apples at the venus fly trap,diverting the plant's attention away from Rainbow and towards Pink Lady.

While this was happening,Ivory ran up and kicked the plant at ground level,and Rainbow flew towards the group.

"Here's your rope!" Pink said through her teeth,handing Joy her rope after fishing around in her hat for it.

"Thank you!" Apple Joy said,grabbing her rope from Pink.

"I just hope 'm not too rusty," She thought out loud through her teeth,swinging her rope around and around before making it land on the plant's torso.

Then,she tried to pull the plant down to the ground,hoping that would get its roots out of the ground.

The plant roared once again,twisting and moving around in order to get free.

Beads of sweat rolled down Joy's brow as she struggled to pull down the plant.

"Hey,guys? I need a little help here!" She said through her teeth.

The rest of the Naturae Six trotted or flew behind Joy,grabbed her back,and began to pull with her.

The plant screeched,and started to pull in the opposite direction.

Beads of sweat trickled down the Naturae Six,and they pulled harder.

The plant pulled upwards.

"Woah!" Joy,Purple,Ivory,Rainbow,Dr. Fluttershy,and Pink said,now finding themselves in the sky.

Joy,Purple,Ivory,and Pink screamed as they started to fall,but had a collective sigh of relief as they were caught by Rainbow and Dr.Fluttershy and brought to the ground.

The plant had the rope now,shrieking in triumph,but Rainbow,flying and pulling,got the rope back.

Once they got the rope back,Joy,Purple,Ivory,Rainbow,Pink,and Dr. Fluttershy pulled harder than ever before.

Eventually,the plant was pulled down and uprooted.

The Naturae Six cheered.

The plant shrieked one more time,and then turned into the plant it was before it was watered.

Dr. Fluttershy left the party and picked up the plant,showing it to the group.

"This is what I was talking about,Purple," She said. "After we saved the world from Nightmare Moon,I was more curious about the Everfree Forest than ever before.

"So,I decided to take one of the plants from it and see what it would do when I domesticated it. The results...well,you know the results."

Dr. Fluttershy bowed her head in shame.

"I'm truly sorry I endangered you girls," Dr, Fluttershy said. "i thought the plant was harmless. I should've known it wasn't."
"it's okay,Dr.," Purple said gently. "You didn't know the plant was dangerous."
"Yeah!" Rainbow said. "Don't beat yourself over it!"
"So,you forgive me?" Dr. Fluttershy asked.
"Of course!" Ivory said. "You're our friend! Why wouldn't we forgive you?"
"I forgive you!" Pink said.
"Me too!" Joy said.
Pink Lady and Apple Joy pulled everyone into a group hug.
"Thank you," Dr. Fluttershy said softly,smiling.
"You're welcome!" The rest of the Naturae Six said.
Then they all hugged each other tighter.