Words could not describe how Yorkshire felt when the girl he was in love with invited him in her cottage for tea. She took him into a beautifully crafted room, filled with flowers and animals. "Wow! You keep animals in here too?" he asked.
"Of course." Fluttershy replied. "I enjoy the animals' company in here."
Suddenly from under a table, a white bunny dashed out from underneath. It quickly climbed on top of Yorkshire's head and started to thump it repeatedly with one of its large feet. "Ow!" it heard him exclaim. It jumped off of his head and dashed upstairs.
"Oh Angel, that wasn't very nice." she said softly to the bunny from downstairs.
Yorkshire rubbed his head in little pain. "That bunny doesn't really seem to like me." he said.
"He's just not used to other ponies. You'll get used to Angel." she said. "You mind waiting in here while I go make some tea that is if uh
you're alright with that?" she asked with a little smile, blushing.
"I don't mind at all." he replied, smiling back.
She gulped and giggled nervously. She quickly dashed into her kitchen. "Oh my oh my oh my
" she said to herself while putting a kettle filled with water on the stove. She began to breathe heavily with her heart beating fast. "Come on Fluttershy
please calm down
" she then started to breathe slowly and calm. "Why do I feel so tingly inside whenever I see him
. . .
Meanwhile, back at the library, Twilight Sparkle was getting bugged by her friends for a favor to use her magic. She didn't like the idea, but they kept begging her to do it.
"Absolutely not!" she replied harshly. "I will do no such thing!"
"Oh please Twilight?!" Pinkie Pie asked on her hind knees waving her forearms. "We're dying to know what's going on!"
"Yeah!" Applejack said. "We're too excited to wait! Oh please Twilight, just one little peek!"
Twilight Sparkle groaned and nodded. "Fine, but just one little peek and then you have to get off my back about it, got it?"
"Yes!" Applejack and Pinkie Pie said in unison jumping up and down excitedly.
"I hope to see that things are going well with them." Rarity said.
kinda do too honestly
" Twilight Sparkle implied. "This is the first time I've ever used divinity, so I'm gonna need plenty of room." The girls moved away from her as she stood in the middle of the room. She closed her eyes and began to focus. Concentrating, her horn began to glow brightly. The light in the room slowly began to dim as something started to glow above. The mysterious light started to get bigger. The girls' eyes were widened and gasped in amazement. Twilight Sparkle focused more to make the light grow bigger. In a sudden blinding flash, the light faded revealing a small orb of light glowing above her. She opened her eyes, looking up. "Wow
for my first try I did a pretty good job, didn't I?" she asked.
"You sure did!" Rainbow Dash replied.
She lowered the orb until it was down to her height. "Gather around ladies," she said. "and we shall see what is happening in the forest."
The girls gathered around the glowing orb. The light from the orb started to fade showing a moving image. They all looked and saw that it was Fluttershy and Yorkshire sitting together having tea. They then saw and heard Fluttershy giggle quietly. "I have to admit, that is pretty funny." they heard her say to him. "Please tell me another."
"Okay!" they heard Yorkshire say to her. "Ooh! I got it! Why were the early days of history called the dark ages?"
"I don't know." she replied. "Why?"
"Because there were so many knights!"
The girls saw her laugh quietly. They couldn't help but giggle and laugh from the joke.
"That's pretty funny." Rarity said, still laughing a bit.
Twilight Sparkle giggled. "It looks like they're having a good time." she said.
"Ooh. I have a good one you might like." they heard Fluttershy say to him. "What kind of flower grows on your face?" she asked him.
They looked at Yorkshire seeing his face in a thinking pose. "I don't know." they heard him reply. "What?"
"Tulips." she replied. They watched Yorkshire laugh with a big smile on his face. The girls burst out laughing from Fluttershy's well said joke. Pinkie Pie was the only one who was rolling on the floor laughing.
"Oh man!" Rainbow Dash said laughing still, wiping a tear from her eye. "She got him good with that!"
"Oh! Oh my! My tummy hurts!" Pinkie Pie said, laughing more still rolling on the floor.
"Whew! I never heard such a funny joke from Fluttershy before. Hehe." Twilight Sparkle said, wiping laughing tears from her eyes.
"This is wonderful!" Rarity said. "They're having such a good time together!"
?" Fluttershy quietly said in the orb. The girls quickly gathered around the orb again.
"What is it?" he asked.
do you think uh
" she began to blush.
"It's okay Fluttershy." he said. "You can tell me."
"Do you think I'm pretty
?" she asked blushing more.
He smiled. "Fluttershy, I think you're more than pretty." he replied. "I think you're beautiful."
She began to breathe deeply fanning herself with one of her wings trying to keep herself together. "B-b-beautiful
He nodded. "When I saw you in the crowd, I knew that you were the most beautiful mare I've ever seen."
Watching the orb, the girls were all smiling and in awe.
"Aw! That is so sweet to say!" Twilight Sparkle said. "Nopony's ever complimented her like that before."
"Seems like a first for Fluttershy." Applejack said.
" they heard Fluttershy say. "Do you like me
"I've liked you since the day I saw you." he replied. "And I am glad to have met you."
His words traveled through her ears, filling her heart with delight and trust. She looked into his bright green eyes and could see happiness in herself. "What should I do now
?" she thought in her head. "Should I tell him that I like him too? Should I kiss him? No! That would just be weird!" She began not to think straight. Love and pressure started to stress her out. So many thoughts were flying around in her head. What could she do next? What could she say next?
Yorkshire couldn't stop looking at the Pegasus pony of beauty. At a quick second, he looked to a clock that was above Fluttershy's door. His eyes widened. "Oh no!"
"What's wrong?" she asked.
"I was supposed to meet up with Knighton and the others half an hour ago!" he replied in little panic. "I'm really sorry to end our little tea time like this, I had a nice time with you this morning! Hope we can do this again sometime! Thank you very much for today!" he lightly pecked her cheek with a kiss and quickly walked out.
Fluttershy's face suddenly was completely in red. She slowly touched her cheek that he kissed her on. "He
he kissed me
" she said to herself. Her heart beated faster and her body temperature rose sharply. She let out a little smile before passing out on the couch.
"Oh my." Twilight Sparkle said seeing her on the couch motionless. "Should we do something?" she asked the girls.
"Nah, let her be." Rarity replied. "She'll wake up in a while.
"Well, I guess that's enough for today." She made her horn glow, making the orb fade until it was gone. The lights in the room then went on again. "We all saw what we wanted to see."
""I'm glad to see her happy." Spike said. "Wouldn't want things to go wrong for them."
"I think they'll make a lovely couple." said Rarity, giggling.
"We'll see soon enough, Rarity." Twilight Sparkle said.
. . .
On the forest trail, Yorkshire galloped as fast as he could hoping not to miss a session of training with the other knights. "I can't believe I'm late for another session of training
again!!!" he said to himself. "Oh, Knighton's gonna kill me!!" He arrived back to the barn at Sweet Apple Acres. He looked inside but the knights weren't there. "Aw jeez!" he exclaimed. He smacked his face with his hoof and groaned in frustration. His ear suddenly twitched, hearing sounds of blunt clashes and metal ringing.
"Game point!" a distant voice shouted.
"That must be them!" he thought. He dashed away from the barn and followed the noises. "It must be coming through those trees!" he said aloud. He ran through a small forest of trees, seeing a small opening at the end of the woods. But he was suddenly tripped by a log that he did not see. He tumbled out of the trees, landing in a large clearing on the ground. "Yorkshire!" he heard from someone towards him. He opened his eyes and saw his fellow knights in armor standing before him. He slowly stood up groaning quietly in pain and shaking his head from the dizziness of the tumbling. "Sorry I'm late
" he apologized to them in a shameful tone. "I was
"Occupied in what?" Penarth asked with a smile. "Getting lost in the unknown woods again?" he and the other knights except Knighton laughed.
"Guys! Seriously?!" he asked irritated. "I don't get lost all the time!"
"You should always stick with us." Tregaron said. "You won't get lost with us around."
"Why do you guys keep treating me like I'm still the new guy?!" he yelled. "I've been a knight for a little over 2 years now! I can take care of myself!"
"Yeah, tell that to the dragon you ran into on the way here."
"Hey! Those dragons can get intimidated when angered enough, alright?! Besides, that was an accident!"
"That's enough, all of you." Knighton intervened, turning to the other knights. "Yorkshire has proved himself to be a worthy member of our team. He survived alongside with us fighting in the battle against the dark army. That is something worth respecting him of, if I do say so myself, right little brother?" he asked Yorkshire turning to him smiling.
He nodded. "That's right!"
"Pfft! Whatever." Llanfair said. "Come on Tregaron, we still have a practice match to finish!" he galloped back to the battle circle drawn on the ground, picking up a wooden sword with his mouth.
"I'm a point away from beating you!" Tregaron replied, picking up a wooden sword as well.
The two knights continued to practice battle with each other as Penarth and Rhayader went over to them to watch.
"Knighton, I'm really sorry I'm late
again." Yorkshire said to his older brother, bowing to him in shame.
He rolled his eyes and smiled. "Come on Yorkshire, don't do that. I'm not mad at you."
"You're not?" he asked sprouting up. "Whew!"
"But you better have a good reason for being late."
He cheeks turned a little light and chuckled nervously. "Well uh
can we talk privately please? I don't want the others to make fun of my reason."
His brother laughed. "Oh alright." he replied. "Men! Yorkshire and I will be right back in a while!" he said to them.
"Okay!" Rhayader replied loudly to him.
He and Yorkshire walked off while the others were together in practice battle.
"So, what is your private reason you want to tell me about?" Knighton asked, chuckling.
"Well hehe, I was uh
with a girl
" he replied quietly, blushing.
"Oh, I see!" he laughed. "Is this girl cute?"
"Oh Knighton, she is beyond cute!" Yorkshire said. "She's beautiful! Beautiful with a wonderful soft, peaceful voice. She's like an angel! An angel with wings." he sighed happily. "The most wonderful girl I have ever seen and met."
"I'm guessing that she's a Pegasus pony, am I right?" he asked.
His young brother nodded. "She is a pony of true kindness. She takes care of little animals, and she can tell pretty good jokes." he chuckled.
He laughed. "Does this maiden have a name?"
"Of course she does! Her name is Fluttershy. I saw her when we were coming into the town."
"Is that why you tripped on the road?"
He sighed heavily. "Don't remind me
"So, you have fallen in love." Knighton chuckled.
He patted his shoulder. "Congratulations then. I hope to see this girl soon."
"Well, not now. We just met. Besides, I don't think she or I are comfortable to have you meet her yet. She can be very shy. She even fainted when she saw me again."
He laughed. "A beautiful yet delicate flower you have discovered."
"Yes. I hope to see her again. Brother
are you alright with this? Me falling in love? Won't this remind you of-"
"Yes." Knighton interrupted. "Say no more. I know what you're going to ask." he sighed heavily a small frown. "It's been a year since the tragic fate of
"I'm really sorry Knighton
. But you can't blame yourself for what happened to her." Yorkshire said. "Who would expect soldiers of the dark army would attack there
He nodded. "Yes
He pressed himself gently against his older brother.
Knighton rubbed his head against his younger brother's head. "You always know how to comfort me when I'm feeling down." he said smiling. "Thank you."
Yorkshire looked up and smiled. "Let's go back to the others now. Maybe some training will clear your mind."
"Yes. You may be right. Want to take me on? I promise I won't go easy on you this time." he said, grinning.
He laughed. "You're on!"
. . .
Meanwhile, Fluttershy flew into Ponyville after waking up from her pass out after Yorkshire kissed her cheek. "Oh, this is so exciting." she said calmly. "I have to tell everyone else about this." she landed in front of the library and knocked on the door.
"I'll get it!" Spike said from inside. He opened the door and saw that it was Fluttershy with a small smile. "Ah, Fluttershy! Come on in!" he said letting her in.
"Thank you." she said. She walked inside seeing her friends have big smiles on their faces. She felt puzzled, wondering what the occasion could be for having such happy faces. "Is something going on?" she asked.
"Why no!" Rarity said, still smiling big. "Whatever gave you that idea?"
"Well uh, it's just that you girls have such big smiles." she replied.
"Oh, this?" Rainbow Dash asked, showing her their smiles. "We're just really happy to see you."
Fluttershy smiled. "Girls, I think I have big news." she began to feel nervous giving them such excited news. She started to blush a bit. "I think I
" she muttered quietly.
"I'm sorry, what was that?" Twilight Sparkle asked.
"I think I
" she muttered quietly once again.
"Beg your pardon?" Applejack asked.
Fluttershy took a deep breath. "I think I'm in love!" she burst out. She quickly covered her mouth with her hoof and blushed more.
The girls looked at each other. They suddenly shrieked with joy and excitement, causing Fluttershy to jump a bit. They gathered around her and gave her hugs.
"That's wonderful news, Fluttershy!" Twilight Sparkle said. "There's nothing to be ashamed of about being in love."
"Oh dear! We're gonna have so many things to plan!" Rarity said with her arm around Fluttershy's shoulders. "What to wear for your dates, what to do for your wedding day, and what to WEAR for your wedding day!"
Fluttershy moved away from Rarity. "Rarity wait. You're taking this too fast. I just want to take things nice and slow between me and Yorkshire, okay?"
"She's right ya know." Applejack agreed.
"But I love to imagine such romantic things!" Rarity implied.
"I would uh, appreciate it if you would keep those thoughts to yourself for a while please." Fluttershy said.
She sighed. "Oh alright."
"So Fluttershy, tell us." Rainbow Dash said to Fluttershy. "What's he like?"
She sat down and exhaled lightly. "I think he's the nicest boy I have ever met." she replied. "He's very sweet, he's thoughtful, and very funny." she giggled. "Not to mention he's very cute."
"Eeek!" Pinkie Pie exclaimed happily. "This is so super-duper cute!"
She nodded. "His voice can be so gentle. He said he liked me since the first time he saw me." she let out a quiet, happy sigh. "Such words coming from a cute, young knight."
"We're all glad to hear that you're happy that you feel loved by Yorkshire and that you're in love with him." Applejack said, patting her shoulder. "But be sure to take it slow like ya said alright?"
"Yes, I will. I hope that you will help me if I ever need any." she said to all of them.
"Of course." said Twilight Sparkle. "That's what friends are for."
They all gathered close together for a large group hug.
Spike watched them hug and smiled. Seeing them like that, he suddenly felt a little lonely. "Hey uh, can I get some of that?" he asked.
Applejack giggled. "Come on in, lizard boy."
He went over to them and joined the group hug.
"I hope you all will find ponies to love too." Fluttershy said.