My Love for You
Hi there! It's your bud, Affection. A lot of people were wondering what fiction Zephyr Wind received, and I was the one who wrote it! Anyway, since some of you wanted to know about it, Here you go! Here's "My Love for You"
Summary: Fluttershy gets a visit from a colt from her past and her feelings for him are revived. Can she get the courage to tell him?
The first light of dawn broke the horizon over Equestria. This gift from Celestia rose and reached Ponyville, showering the town with a morning glow like no other. One pony always woke up early to see this wonder. She had only a glimpse of it over the trees, but savored every moment it was present. A sunrise, as many ponies loved to call it. A sunrise was a present, a gift to the residents of Equestria, as said before. In the morning, the sun had a different orange color than the normal white heat color. It was a sight to behold at such a time in the morning. This certain pony sighed happily and continued her work with the animals, tending and caring to each early riser. It was her favorite thing to do in the morning. In fact, it was her favorite thing to do period! She loved animals and their kind hearts and getting to take care of them everyday was not a tedious task, but an enjoyable experience.
After this task had been completed, the yellow haired pony felt a poke at her leg. She looked down, seeing Angel with a frown on his face. Fluttershy greeted him with a warm smile.
"Good morning, Angel. Oh, did I wake you up? I'm sorry" the white bunny shook his head. "Then what is it? Do you have something to tell me" Angel nodded his head and pointed at his wrist. "Your wrist hurts?" Angel shook his head. He, once again, imitated a clock for the sake of saving time. "The clock is broken?" Angel slapped a hand on his forehead. He dashed back into the cottage and grabbed the stopwatch and started to poke it furiously. Fluttershy, gasping, realized her mistake. "Pinkie Pie wanted help with the sweets today! Oh, goodness, I'm late! Thank you Angel!" she said before running into town. Fluttershy sprinted, her flowing pink hair swishing behind her.
As much as Fluttershy loved the wind breezing in her face, she had no time to stop and admire it. Pinkie Pie was always up early making treats for everypony and it would be bad if Fluttershy ran late. She dashed into Ponyville's square, not aware of the colt that walked in front of her. CRASH! She smacked face first into the pony in front of her. Both of them tumbled and fell to the ground, Fluttershy lay on top of the hurt pony. She scrambled up and bowed her head low.
"I-I'm so sorry, sir! I didn't know you where there!" the colt got up and shook off the small pain in his head. "I'm so very....sorry....." Fluttershy's voice fell silent as the pony turned around. There was a tall colt with blue hair and a short cut black mane and tail. He stretched, extending his wings as he did. Fluttershy, embarrassed, said nothing as she watched him brush back his mane, straightening out the loose hairs. He faced a furiously blushing Fluttershy and smiled.
"Hey, no problem! I do that myself sometimes!" he said with a warm smile. Fluttershy whimpered and sank back a bit. She knew this particular pony, but she doubted that he knew her. "My name's Zephyr Wind. Sorry for being in your way! Looked like you were in a rush! Wait a minute........Fluttershy? Is that you?" the nervous yellow mare nodded slightly. "Wow! I haven't seen you since our days in Flight Camp! How have you been?" Fluttershy hid her face, afraid that he would see the blood in her cheeks. “Are you okay? Did I hurt you?” Fluttershy ran past and galloped away, leaving a confused Zephyr to sit there and watch as his classmate disappear. "Still shy, if I remember correctly!" he chuckled, looking up at the sky. "Now to find that lazy grey pony. I swear, if he doesn't pay me back soon!" he muttered to himself before he bolted into the sky.
Fluttershy watched Zephyr dash into the clouds and she puffed out, slumping against the wall of a house. She had definitely known him from flight camp. How could she forget the enormous crush she had on him the first time she laid her eyes on the slick, smooth blue hair. Fluttershy wiped a tear away as she remembered him on the last day. She remembered him leave and say good bye to everypony, including her. She also recalled thinking that she would never see him again
Fluttershy shook her head and starting to sprint now for Sugarcube Corner. She arrived, panting as she burst through the door. Pinkie Pie stopped mixing a bowl of cake mix and smiled wide at her friend.
"Hey, Fluttershy! Thanks for coming! Boy, was I worried about you! I thought you had gotten kidnapped or something and I said 'Where's Fluttershy?' and I started to worry but here you are! Are you ready to bake some goodies?!"
"Huh? Oh, yes. Yes I am" said Fluttershy, still in a daze after literally bumping into her childhood crush. Pinkie Pie tilted her head sideways, lifting one eyebrow.
"You okay, Fluttershy? You seem to have your head in the clouds!"
"What? Oh, it’s nothing. I just met one of my old friends from flight camp”
“Cool! Did ya talk to him?”
“Well…..no. You see, I-” she stopped herself before she could go any further. Pinkie Pie was the best at keeping secrets, she just didn’t want to tell her.
“Alrighty then! I hope you brought your appetite, because I’m ready to get cooking!” the pink pony exclaimed. Fluttershy nodded in approval and they went to work, mixing and baking.
Fluttershy said her goodbyes to Pinkie and left Sugarcube Corner, braver than she had been going in. Pinkie Pie could cheer up anypony who was feeling down. No matter if it was baking or getting thrown a surprise party, Pinkie Pie knew how to lighten things up. As Fluttershy rounded a corner behind a house, she saw him. Fluttershy quickly ducked back behind the wall and panicked, all the bravery leaving her instantly. She slumped, cradling her head in her hooves. Her usually shy nature had taken over her now, thanks to him.
“Hey Fluttershy! Who ya hidin from?” Fluttershy jumped and looked up at a hovering Rainbow Dash.
“Who? Me? No, I wasn’t….” Rainbow Dash peered around the corner, her eyes lighting up as she did.
“No way! Is that who I think he is?!” she asked her blushing friend. Fluttershy nodded, trying to hide the blush forming again in her cheeks. “Wow! Zephyr Wind! Hey, didn’t you have the BIGGEST crush on him back at flight camp?”
“Oops, sorry. I just remember you ALWAYS looking at him fly-”
“Rainbow Dash!!!” the rainbow pony scratched her head and apologized again.
“Well, why don’t you talk to him?”
“I can’t. I think….I think I still like him” she said quietly. Rainbow leaned closer.
“What was that? I couldn’t really hear you”
“I…..oh…..I think I still like him!” she blurted out, immediately hiding her face from her shocked friend.
“What?! Really?! That’s great! Come on, let’s go talk to him!” she said, grabbing Fluttershy’s hoof.
“No, Rainbow Dash, I can’t”
“Come on!” she repeated as she started to drag Fluttershy out to the square. The two got many confused looks and stares as Rainbow Dash pulled a struggling Fluttershy against her will. “Hey! Windy!” Zephyr Wind turned and smiled.
“Well, look who it is. The best darn flier in all of Equestria!”
“You know it!” Rainbow laughed. Fluttershy scrambled up, hiding behind the rainbow tail of her friend.
“How long has it been?” he asked.
“Since the last day of flight camp! I remember how slow you were!”
“Tsk, tsk, oh Rainbow, still as cocky as I remember. And didn’t I beat you in a race?”
“That was a fluke!”
“Sure it was, Rainbow”
“Anyway! You remember Fluttershy, right?” she asked before stepping aside to reveal a cowering Fluttershy. She looked up, squeaked in fear, and scrambled to hide back behind Rainbow Dash, again.
“Yes, I think I do. We bumped into each other this morning, actually”
“Really, because Fluttershy here has-”
“Hey! Zephyr!” a colt called. Zephyr Wind turned around to see his close friend floating there with his arms crossed. He was grey haired and his mane was a red and light blue combination. His tail mirrored. To top it all off, he wore the infamous outfit of a Wonderbolt. The colt floated down and smiled at Zephyr. Rainbow Dash stared in awe as the Wonderbolt walked over to the group.
“You! I’ve been looking everywhere for you!”
“Yeah? And why is that, Zeph?”
“Because YOU owe me ten bits from last week!”
“Do I now? I remember you owing ME ten bits”
“No, because you bet I couldn’t clear 20 clouds in 30 seconds and I did it. But where were you when I finished it? Gone! You left without saying anything else!”
“Alright, here’s your money” he said before reaching into his pocket and tossing a bag towards him. “And bye the way, it’s good to see you too!”
“Yeah, it’s always fun to hang out with you. Oh! I’m being rude. Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, this is-”
“A WONDERBOLT!” Rainbow Dash shouted, surprising the grey colt. “Where are the other Wonderbolts? Have you ever flown through a cloud? Do you like Cloudsdale? Do you wanna see my new tricks?! How’s performing with the Wonderbolts? How AWESOME is it?!” Rainbow Dash started spitting out questions, making the grey pony reel back. Zephyr smacked his hoof against his face.
“And still as obsessed with the Wonderbolts” He looked back at Fluttershy. “Hey, are you okay?”
“Okay, I was starting to think that I had done something wrong!”
“No, you haven’t…..”
“Good. I wouldn’t to hurt someone as beautiful as you” Fluttershy froze. Did he really just say that? Did Fluttershy just get a compliment from Zephyr Wind? Zephyr chuckled. “Well, I have to go save my friend from being trampled by Rainbow. I hope to see you soon!” Fluttershy didn’t respond. All she did was stand there motionless, her cheeks rose red. Zephyr smiled again and went over to Rainbow, dragging her away to her dismay. The two walked away, Zephyr laughing as his friend became dizzy. Rainbow Dash trotted back, standing up straight with a satisfied smirk on her face.
“That was awesome! Did you see him, Fluttershy? He looked so cool!” Fluttershy said nothing to her excited rainbow friend. It was decided. Fluttershy was going to take action. She was going to tell him how she felt.
“Hmm? What’s up?”
“Umm, I think…..uh….I think I want to tell Zephyr….” She said shyly. Rainbow Dash stared wide eyed.
“Really?! That’s awesome! Come on, let’s give you a makeover!! Off to Rarity’s!” Rainbow said, gripping Fluttershy’s hoof again and dragging her in the direction of Rarity’s boutique. Fluttershy was scared. Rainbow Dash wasn’t the one to trust a secret with, she knew that. In the back of her mind, she thought about how this whole thing would unravel and spiral down in chaos. ‘I’m going to regret this’ she thought as they neared the boutique.
10th Sep 2011, 12:55 AM
My Love for You Chapter 2
Fluttershy usually enjoyed her visits to Rarity’s boutique. The glamorous dresses, the fabric and materials spread everywhere. Every other trip to Rarity’s was a surprise. What was new is her store? What master piece has she created this time?
This was not one of those days.
Rainbow Dash pushed Fluttershy into the boutique, the door swinging open with a loud THUD. Rarity stopped sowing and looked at the two ponies.
“Hello, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy. Is there anything I can help you with?”
“Yeah. Fluttershy here has-” Rainbow, realizing her mistake, silently corrected herself. “Fluttershy is going out with some friends later and she needs a dress”
“But, Rainbow Dash, I-”
“Oh! So you have a date tonight?!” Rarity said, giggling gleefully. Fluttershy felt closed in as Rainbow stepped in to defend her.
“No, she’s going out with friends!”
“Darling, don’t be so modest! Now, Fluttershy, let’s pick out the best dress for you, shall we?” Fluttershy shook her head, inching towards the door. Before she could reach the knob, Fluttershy was whisked over to the changing area. Rainbow Dash stood bye as Fluttershy struggled into the purple dress, complete with a hat and matching shoes. Fluttershy squealed as Rarity put on the final shoe.
“Okay, Rainbow, what do you think? Isn’t it perfect?” Rainbow Dash took one look, closed her eyes and shook her head.
“I hate the color”
“But it matches so perfectly! How can you not see the beauty! It’s simply divine!”
“Dear, say ‘Violet’, it’s formal”
“Rarity, it’s purple. Not Violet, it’s purple. I don’t like it” Rarity shook her head, agitated with her rainbow friend. Before Fluttershy could object, Rarity started to take of the dress and all the accessories. She grabbed a simple, light blue gown that stretched down to Fluttershy’s tail. At first glance, Rainbow seemed to love it, as it matched her color, but Rarity said it didn’t mi well with the pink color of Fluttershy’s mane. This went on for several hours, Rainbow agreeing, but Rarity rejecting it. Then, Rarity was satisfied, while Rainbow was not. Fluttershy swore they had went through every color know to anypony. Grass Green, Red, Maroon, Sapphire, Cyan, Onyx, and even hot pink. The list could go on for miles. Once, while Rainbow was rambling on about the Sky Blue dress she liked and how Rarity thought it didn’t match Fluttershy’s eyes, Fluttershy wanted to interject.
“Um, girls…..I want to say-”
“Rarity, you’re as blind as a bat! That dress is totally cool and you know it!”
“Wait, I wanted-”
“Well, at least I know good taste in fashion when I see it! You wouldn’t know formal if it hit you in the face!”
“That doesn’t make any sense!” Fluttershy cowered as the two bickered.
“Um…please, I didn’t want-”
Rainbow Dash, this isn’t what YOU want, now is it? It’s for Fl-”
“Please stop fighting for one second!!” Fluttershy shouted. Both of them cringed and turned towards Fluttershy, who had a look of worry on her face. “Rarity, Rainbow Dash, I don’t need a dress! I’ve been trying to tell you that for the last two hours! I just want to have a good time with my friends and you girls are making it impossible for me!” A rare rage burned inside Fluttershy. This, she couldn’t control and now, it was off for the running. “Rainbow, thank you for your concern, but I didn’t need help in the first place! I just wanted to go about my day without anymore distractions. Rarity, thanks for helping me try on clothes, but I wasn’t going to wear anything formal in the first place! Now please, I would like to be alone tonight and I don’t want to deal with anything else” Fluttershy finished her rant and immediately felt regret. The shocked look on both Rainbow an Rarity’s face was embarrassing, and out Fluttershy ran, trying to hold back the tears that were going to fall anyway.
Zephyr Wind inhaled the scent of the freshly picked apples; a familiar aroma of freshness filled his nostrils.
“Hey, mister! Ya touch it, ya buy it!” said a small voice from behind him. Zephyr looked over his shoulder and saw a small, red haired filly standing there with an annoyed look on her face.
“I was just smelling them, young one! I didn’t lay a hoof on them”
“Ah don’t care about yer story, you touched them apples and now ya have ta buy em’!” Zephyr raised an eyebrow at the overconfident filly.
“I wasn’t doing anything wrong, was I? Looking at apples doesn’t mean I have to buy them”
“You heard it! Three bits!” she said, holding out a hoof. Zephyr shook his head.
“Look, I don’t think you can fine me for looking at a bunch of apples” just as the enraged filly was about to answer, an orange mare walked over with a scowl on her face.
“Apple Bloom! You know better than to criticize the customers! Ah only let you help sell apples again was because you were beggin’ so much! And you know how ah don’t like beggin”
“Yes, Apple Jack”
“Now, run along. Ah bet Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle are waitin for ya” Apple Bloom puffed out and went on her way, kicking rocks and dirt as she did. Apple Jack turned around to Zephyr.
“Ah’m sorry about that, sir. Would you care for some apples?”
“It’s quite alright. I’m ok for right now, thank you. I do have a question, though. Can you help me out?”
“Why, shoot, coarse ah can? What’s yer problem?”
“Well I was looking for a mare named Fluttershy, do you know where she lives?” Apple Jack smiled and straightened out some apples that were about to tumble.
“Yeah, ah know where she is. But ah have a question fer you”
“What do you want with Fluttershy?” she asked with a straight face. Zephyr smiled, knowing that being a stranger anywhere can have it’s cons.
“Well, I bumped into her this morning. I knew her from flight school and I wanted to, you know, see how she was doing. She didn’t seem herself when I was around her so I just wanted to make sure if she was okay”
“Oh, alright. A friend of Fluttershy is a friend of mine. She lives past the library which is the big ol tree if ya keep walkin”
“Thanks so much. Actually, I changed my mind, may I have some apples?” Apple Jack giggled and gave him three bright, shiny red ones.
“On the house”
“Thank you very much. Have a good day!” he said, before trotting off in the direction of the library.
Fluttershy was laying down on her couch, wiping the tiny tears that fell. She couldn’t believe she had yelled at her own friends. They were just trying to help her, weren’t they? Fluttershy shook her head. No, she had handled it well. Se told them that it wasn’t their choice and they didn’t need to help at all. She had done the right thing….right? Fluttershy’s head spun with thoughts, including her feelings about her blue pony. As all of this happened, she managed to hear a knock on her door.
“Please go away. I don’t…..I’m not in the mood to talk now. I’m sorry”
“Oh, alright. I’ll leave. I hope you’re okay” Fluttershy stopped. Did she just hear…Zephyr? Fluttershy cried even more. How could she reject the love of her life when he was standing RIGHT outside her door. Realizing her mistake, she rushed to get up and do-over her mistake by welcoming him in. He was gone, to Fluttershy’s dismay. Something, though, was left on the doorstep. A basket, holding three bright and beautiful apples, sat there. Fluttershy gasped at the kind gesture. A gift, from Zephyr wind himself. Fluttershy felt more tears form in her already stained eyes. Under the precious food, there was a small, folded up piece of paper. Fluttershy carefully picked it out and opened it.
I wanted you to know that I enjoyed meeting you again today. You seemed down, so here’s a little treat from me. I hope I get to chat with you again. To me, it was a treat of itself.
Love, Zephyr Wind
Fluttershy hugged the letter, treasuring the selfless gift from him. It was one of the best gifts she had ever received.
10th Sep 2011, 12:57 AM
My Love for You Chapter 3
That night, she dreamt about him. It was a cool spring day and the two trotted through a meadow as the birds and wildlife hummed around them. After a while of talking and laughing between each other, they found shade beneath a large tree. As they settled down, Zephyr sighed happily.
“This is beautiful. I can’t imagine spending a more perfect day without you” Fluttershy blushed at the compliment and smiled as well, for it was a marvelous day. Here was where she would say it. Here was where she would tell him, if she could muster up any courage to blurt it out, that is.
“U-um…..Zephyr? Can I….can I tell you something?”
“Sure. You can tell me anything” he said now turning toward the yellow mare. His stare always sent shivers down her spine. Fluttershy blushed again at the sudden move of attention on her.
“W-well, uh, I wanted…..no. I think….n-no, I can’t say it”
“Are you sure, Fluttershy? You can say anything to me and I will never think of you differently” his words comforted her as she gained the strength she needed.
“Z-Zephyr Wind, I love you!” she said, closing her eyes as she shouted her confession. Fluttershy couldn’t fight back the tears as two glistening one streamed down the side of her cheeks. Zephyr sat shocked, a little red showing up too.
“N-no, I get it. I’m a f-freak!” she spat out, trying to wipe the flowing tears.
“I don’t think you’re a freak, Fluttershy. I….I love y-”
Fluttershy jolted awake. She remembered the entire thing and couldn’t even stay for the end. Fluttershy lay back again, sad her fantasy didn’t end with a kiss, or even his confession, for that matter. She had been having this dream two nights in a row. Maybe it’s a sign Fluttershy thought, getting out of bed. Maybe if I don’t tell him soon, I’ll…. Fluttershy pulled herself back, shortly saying that it won’t happen. But what if it does? What if I lose him to some cheap, trashy mare? I can’t let that happen! She kept saying to herself as she came down to the living room. Outside, she could see a sliver of sunlight pear through the treetops. The morning light always brought promise of a new, fresh day. A do-over if you didn’t have a good day before.
Fluttershy went on her rounds as the sun rose into the sky. The birds were well, and so were every other scurrying creature that woke early. She checked up on Angel, who was soundly asleep, cradling a carrot in his arms. A smile spread across Fluttershy’s face as she left him to sleep. A grumpy Angel wasn’t that best thing to have around the house. As Fluttershy left her home to for Ponyville, she thought about yesterday. The way she acted to her best friends wasn’t right, and she was regretting it every single moment she thought about it. Just as she entered Ponyville, she spotted Apple Jack, lugging a cart filled with apples. Feeling a little hungry, Fluttershy decided to venture over and talk with her friend and maybe buy one of these treats.
“Good morning, Apple Jack” she said quietly, but loud enough to attract the western pony’s attention.
“Well, howdy Fluttershy! What brings you down here at this time in the mornin?”
“Oh, well I usually help somepony if they are in need of anything. Like yesterday how I helped Pinkie Pie bake”
“That’s sure nice of you Fluttershy! Ah’m happy you are willin to do that for other ponies”
“Yes, it gets me up for the day” Apple Jack smiled as she stepped back from the cart. She then bucked it hard, sending it airborne for a good two seconds before it dropped back down safely, opening up with a click. Startled, Fluttershy couldn’t only help but smile at the clever action.
“Oh, and by the way, a fella yesterday came lookin for ya. Any idea bout who he was?”
“Well….what did he look like?”
“Well, uh, he had a black mane an tail, blue hair….” Immediately, Fluttershy knew it was Zephyr. He came looking for her. He wanted her. Fluttershy was lost in thought as Apple Jack looked on, confused.
“Fluttershy?” she asked, waving a hoof in front of her. The mare shook out of her trance and nodded her head.
“Yes, I do know him”
“Alright, if ya say so” as Fluttershy said goodbye, thoughts started rush into her mind. Had he really gone looking for her? Of coarse! How was he supposed to drop of the basket? As Fluttershy’s mind raced at the possible meanings of this, Rainbow Dash looked from above, shifting a bit on her cloud. How could I do that to poor Fluttershy? It wasn’t even my situation to get involved in. Oh, I hope she forgives me. I was being such a jerk……no, I can’t ruin her day again she thought, laying back in the soft white texture. Right as she was about to drift asleep, thee voice she wanted to hear called from below.
“Rainbow Dash? I need to say something…..if that’s okay with you. Could you, um….come down here for a second?” Rainbow Dash gulped as she floated off the cloud, landing softly on the grass below. Rainbow looked up at Fluttershy and sighed. Suddenly, before she could say anything, Fluttershy wrapped her arms around her, hugging the mare tightly. Rainbow Dash couldn’t stand but hug her back, smiling at her friend’s display of affection. Rainbow started to blurt out her apology uncontrollably.
“I’m sorry, Fluttershy! I…I don’t know why I forced you to get a makeover! I know this wasn’t my problem to deal with and I just-”
“Rainbow, please, it’s okay. I wanted to come apologize for yelling at you. I shouldn’t have. Thank you for helping me, but I would like to do this on my own” Rainbow nodded and sniffed, smiling at her concerned friend.
“I’m glad you understand. Anyways, I hope-”
“Rainbow Dash!” shouted an angry Apple Jack. Rainbow whipped her head around to see the orange pony in the distance. Knowing this was bad news as usual, she bolted into the clouds with a smug grin on her face. Fluttershy chuckled, still amazed at the speed of the legendary Pegasus. She trotted on, feeling hunger creep up on her. She neared Sugarcube Corner. As she walked up the steps, the smell of freshly baked blueberry muffins drifted from the entry. Fluttershy closed her eyes as the smell led her way.
“Hello, Pinkie. I wanted…..oh my” Fluttershy opened her eyes to see Pinkie laughing and chatting with, who else but Zephyr Wind. Some blueberry was smeared on Zephyr’s cheek as he talked with the excited pink pony. Pinkie perked up at the sight of Fluttershy’s nervous face.
“Hi Fluttershy!! Have you met Zephyr? He’s so nice! He wanted to help out with baking and here we are! And you’re just in time! I have a fresh batch of muffins right here!” Pinkie smiled, nudging the tray of steaming muffins. Fluttershy, although hungry, wasn’t focusing on food at the moment.
“Hello, there!” greeted Zephyr with a welcoming smile, even more so then Pinkie’s. Fluttershy smiled back. You have to say something, Fluttershy! She thought to herself as she neared the two.
“S-so, you helped Pinkie this morning?” Good one.
“Yeah, I saw her baking alone and I wanted to see if I could pitch in”
“That’s nice of you” she replied. Enough with the small talk! “I sometimes help Pinkie as well”
“That’s also very nice of you! Did you get the apples?” he asked. Fluttershy nodded. “Great. You just seemed scared when we last saw each other, so I thought that would help you cheer up a bit!” Zephyr took a glance at the clock that was mounted on the wall. “Oh! That reminds me, I have to go meet up with a friend of mine. It’s nice to see you again” Fluttershy gave a quick nod and noticed the blueberry still on his cheek.
“Z-Zephyr?” she asked. The blue colt turned back around and raised an eyebrow. Fluttershy crept towards him and closed her eyes. She slowly licked the stain away, tasting the sweet of blueberry as she did. A crimson blush spread across Zephyr’s face as he sat there, getting cleaned of the mark. When Fluttershy finished, she whispered into his ear. “I need to tell you something. Meet me at my home” she stepped back and realization snapped back to her. She was so caught up in her love for her that it all came out. She blushed as well; a rose red sprawled across her cheeks. “Oh, Zephyr, I-I’m sorry!”
“I…..uh, I need to, um…bye” he said before dashing out of Sugarcube Corner. Fluttershy sat on the wooden floor boards, feeling a familiar lump in her throat as she began to silently sob. Pinkie came over with a frown. She put a hoof on her shoulder.
“Fluttershy, are you okay?” Fluttershy sniffed and nodded.
“I’m f-fine, for now” she said in between sobs.
10th Sep 2011, 12:58 AM
Final Chapter of My Love for You
Had she screwed up this time as well? Had she lost her love forever? So many things darted through her memory. The move of love she gave toward him, did that make him change his mind about her? He must’ve thought she was a freak. A “head-over-hooves” love struck idiot that made the whole situation worse than it already was.
Fluttershy sobbed and sobbed. Her pillow was already stained with the tears from her red eyes. She had been crying for almost the entire afternoon. After the incident at Sugarcube Corner, showing her face to anypony wasn’t what she wanted to do right now. Fluttershy lay back, trying to hold back more tears, but she failed. Was she a failure at everything? She was in self angst. Self hatred from doing this unspeakable thing. This wasn’t her at all! She would never do that to any other pony. The feelings for him, they just came out. She remembered the first time she saw him, back at flight camp. The first time she truly fell in love, even if she was just a small filly.
“Come on, Fluttershy! We’re gonna be late for camp!”
“I-I don’t know, Rainbow. What…what if the other Pegasus there aren’t nice…..?”
“Fluttershy, don’t be a wimp! Everyone is going to be awesome! Although, I’m the best around, so there will be no competition!” The young filly raced towards the entrance as Fluttershy trailed behind, struggling to keep up with the speed of her friend.
“Rainbow Dash! W-wait up!” she called ahead, but her Rainbow companion was far ahead, racing through the gates at great speeds. Fluttershy sighed and flew ahead. Her wings, not being as strong as Rainbow Dash’s, were starting get tired as she struggled to keep them at a steady pace. Suddenly, she fell, hurdling towards a cloud. She yelped as she landed with a thud on the small white puff. If she couldn’t keep flying for even a minute, she would never get through flight camp. Fluttershy sniffed, hanging her head. Then, out of nowhere, came a soothing voice.
“Hello? Are you alright?” he asked, landing easily on the cloud next to her. Fluttershy shook her head. “Well that’s not any good. Surely there’s something I can do to help” Fluttershy looked up at him. He was a lightish blue haired colt with short, black mane. His tail mimicked his style as he gave a comforting smile toward her.
“W-well….um…I was just resting here…..you don’t need to help me”
“But I offered! Can I carry you somewhere? I have some time, actually. Where are you headed?”
“Fl-flight……camp” she replied shyly. The colt perked up at the infamous name.
“Flight camp? Well, that’s where I’m going! Let me take you there”
“Oh! No…I couldn’t do that to you…”
“I insist……I didn’t seem to catch your name”
“Well, Fluttershy,” the colt went over and nudged at her side. “I’ll be escorting you today” he said with a smile. Fluttershy giggled as she got up. The blue colt dipped under her, lifting her up onto his back. Fluttershy gave an “oomph” and blushed. For a filly, he was very strong. He reeled back and took off, flying slowly through the cloud covered sky. A smile was sprawled across his face. The feeling of wind was the thing he treasured the most. It was the way it caressed off his face and how it rolled throughout his body. It was, to his opinion, the best feeling in all of Equestria. Fluttershy was uncomfortable, but grateful that someone cared enough to help her. The light blue gates of the camp broke some stray clouds and came into vision. The colt and the mare landed safely on the clouds. The yellow mare slid off and plopped down, a puff of white forming around her. The colt laughed and helped her up, a smile still spread ear to ear.
“Well, t-thank you so much….um….”
“Zephyr Wind, but you can call me Zephyr”
“Zephyr…what a lovely name”
“Why, thank you! I also adore your name, by the way!” Fluttershy laughed nervously at that, scuffing the cloud below her. “Well, Miss Fluttershy, I do hope I can talk to you soon. I enjoyed this, even though I was the one carrying you!”
“I’m so sorry. I didn’t want you to suffer….”
“No, no! I loved it! Anyway, I best be going. I have to chat with a friend I haven’t seen in ages. Farewell for now, Fluttershy” he bowed then zoomed off, ruffling Fluttershy’s flowing pink mane in the process. The yellow mare smiled. That colt was amazing.
“Fluttershy!” called the mare who had abandoned her. “This place is so cool! There were a couple of jerks, but you have to come check this out? And who was that you were talking too? He seemed weird” Fluttershy sighed.
“He was….he was a friend”
The memory brought on more tears as she buried her head deep into her pillow. Was this it? Zephyr would leave, and she would lose him forever? Fluttershy shook her head, dispersing those thoughts. But after Sugarcube Corner, they came back and stuck like super glue. Fluttershy started to full on sob now, her wails echoing throughout her home. Angel came over with a concerned face as he looked at her cry. Angel hoped up next to her, tapping his paw against her mane. Fluttershy peeked over her hooves and smiled a bit.
“*sniff* H-hello, Angel” she muttered, trying to hide her feelings from her concerned bunny. Angel put a paw to his forehead, shaking it slightly. He wrapped his arms around Fluttershy and squeezed lightly before hopping off again to find more carrots.
More memories started to come back to Fluttershy. These were the good memories. Happy times she shared with Rainbow Dash and the rest of her friends at flying school. One memory, though, wasn’t as sweet, and Fluttershy seemed to remember this one the most.
“Alright, everypony, time to run the course one more time!” the instructor yelled, blowing his whistle. All the young pegasi zoomed from the starting line, spinning one unfortunate one around in a puff of clouds.
“Fluttershy! Move it!” yelled the instructor. She yelped and took off, flapping furiously. After the first couple of rings, Fluttershy fell again onto one of the rings’ platform. She looked around and to her surprise, found no pony else running the course. She looked back at the starting line to see all of the young fliers taking a break from the gruling work out. Fluttershy shook her head and glumly flew back to the starting line. As usual, she was greeted by Rainbow Dash, who was looking happier then ever.
“Did you see me, Fluttershy? I was so lightning quick that I beat everypony else! That’s a new record, baby!” Rainbow Dash danced and Fluttershy sighed, happy for her ecstatic friend. She turned and spotted Zephyr Wind……with another mare. They were talking and laughing with each other. He just seemed so happy with her. Fluttershy’s heart broke. He was happy with somepony else. He had a marefriend. “Whatcha looking at, Fl…..oh. Well, you can get him back! Are you gonna stand for this?!” Rainbow shouted.
“No!” squeaked Fluttershy, making a few ponies turn around in interest. Fluttershy started to storm over there, anger and jealousy raging inside of her. She approached them, only to be greeted with happy faces.
“Why, hello Fluttershy! I’d like you to meet-”
“You have a marefriend?!” she shouted, now drawing everyponies attention to the scene.
“Why didn’t you tell me?!” she screamed again, the anger searing out of her. Nopony knew that she had such hatred buried deep inside of her. Surrounding pegasi started to shake, afraid the raging yellow mare would come after her next.
“Fluttershy, this is my twin sister. Where in the world would you get the idea of a marefriend?” Fluttershy, shocked, confused, and embarrassed, looked around. Rainbow Dash was no where to be found.
“Yeah, if I wanted a coltfriend, it definitely wouldn’t be Zephyr!” his sister laughed as she nudged him. Zephyr laughed, but Fluttershy was still speechless. She had made a huge scene. Some pegasi were laughing and pointing at her.
“Fluttershy? Are you okay?” he asked, trying to get a better look at the blushing pony. Fluttershy hung her head in shame and let tears drip down and seep through the clouds. Now she had done it. First she mad him carry her, now she yelled at him. Her only option, which was what she ended up doing, was running away. She pushed past the crowd and ran of, small sobs slipped away as she did. This was one of the worst days of her life.
The wailing continued as the tainted memory came back almost as clear and vivid as the others. Fluttershy shook her head and lifted her head. The place where her head lay was stained with tears. Fluttershy sniffed and got up to get a rag. Fluttershy, you klutz she thought as she put her two hooves down on her floor. Trotting over to the kitchen, she breathed out heavily. You should give up now. He’s never going to love. Fluttershy was beating herself down. It was emotional for her, no doubt, but it was more then anything she had experienced. Then, out of no where, she had a thought. The one good thought she had this entire night.
What if Zephyr loved her?
It was crazy, but there had been some light in the tunnel. He always treated her with respect, he gave her a smile every time she met him and, most of all, Fluttershy noticed the glances he stole during Flight Camp. He had once stared so long, he missed his take off time. Did Fluttershy even have a chance? Not even a one in a million chance? No she told herself, destroying the positive feelings she shared that moment. After all of this ran through her mind, three knocks came to the door. Fluttershy sighed again, thinking it was one of her friends to comfort her. Fluttershy opened the door and the next couple of events happened so fast.
Fluttershy saw Zephyr standing there, but in another second, he pushed his face into hers, planting a passionate kiss right on her lips. Fluttershy’s eyes opened wide as emotions rushed through her like rapids. She pushed back, closing her eyes as she returned the loving gesture. The two held their passion for a while, lost in time and space. Nothing else mattered at this moment. Zephyr drew back slowly, pressing his forehead against hers.
“Fluttershy, I love you” the words were like candy to Fluttershy, sweet and oh so enjoyable. The one thing she had wanted to here for as long she knew him. It was beautiful. “Fluttershy, I wanted you to know that. I love you so much. Since the first time we met, I could see the kindness in your eyes. You were perfect to me, and I never knew how to tell you. I thought about you everyday. Your smile was medicine to me. I fell in love with you” his confession brought Fluttershy to tears once again. Zephyr, concerned, nudged his nose against her cheek. Fluttershy took this chance to steal another kiss, again surprising Zephyr. This one was short lived though as she pulled back and started to speak through her sobs.
“Z-zephyr, I loved you more than anything else! I-I wanted to hold you, I w-wanted to kiss y-you! I….I thought you hated me! I yelled at you, I l-licked you out at Sugarcube Corner…….” Zephyr pushed his face against hers, their cheeks rubbing against each other.
“Please, Fluttershy, don’t beat yourself up. I love your gesture at Sugarcube Corner. It felt wonderful. I just didn’t want to spill the beans right then and there!” both of them laughed and Fluttershy smiled.
“Y-you know, Zephyr. There was only one thing that h-helped me get through each day”
“And what was that, Fluttershy?” the yellow mare smiled and looked deep into his eyes.
“It was my love for you”
<3 FlutterWind Forever <3
21st Sep 2011, 04:21 AM
amazing fan fic! i loved it! zephyr must have been crying for some of the parts here. his passion for fluttershy is really strong.
21st Sep 2011, 04:58 AM
I think everyone's crying really, Zephyr must be so happy about this fic! ;')
Excellent as both a shipping and as a gift for Zephyr, this was amazing to say the least...
...*had to say this* And, then Setzertrancer returns to find Fluttershy's taken for good. Sequel?
16th Dec 2011, 06:05 PM
I -...That was just beautiful! T_T
21st Dec 2011, 08:37 PM
I liked this fan-fic so much I had to make some fan-art of it! FlutterWind FTW! <3
7th Jan 2012, 03:14 PM
This was a great fanfic! Better than anything I could write. I was hooked by the first chapter!
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