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Love Spreads
Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 2: Barricade

The next day, Celestia's sun rose over Equestria. Spike, against his wishes, was slowly walking his way over to Fluttershy's home on the outskirts of town. Both Twilight and Fluttershy insisted that Spike take a day off from his extensive work in the library. The dragon, on the other hoof, wanted to continue with his work, but he saw no real point in trying to argue.

Arriving at the pegasus's cottage, Spike took a deep sigh before he knocked on the door.

The door was opened by a yellow mare with a long, flowing pink mane, "Oh, good morning, Spike." Fluttershy's voice was inviting and warm.

"Hey, Fluttershy. I came by as I promised you and Twilight," Spike's response was slightly bitter. He really wasn't in the mood to 'take a break', as they would put it.

"Please come on in. I have a number of things ready to help you unwind and loosen up," the pegasus stepped aside to allow the small dragon inside.

Upon entering, Spike noticed that the interior of the mare's home was filled with animals from birds, rabbits, weasels, and even chickens. "You seem to have plenty of….company?" Spike was trying to find the right words.

"Oh yes. I love helping any and all creatures with whatever problems they might have," Fluttershy explained, looking at a bird that landed on her back, "Many of the animals here needed medical help, which I was more than happy to assist them with. And of course, I care for them until they are ready to leave and return to their own homes."

"Sounds like you got your hooves full," the dragon commented, trying to walk around a cluster of chickens pecking at the carpet, looking for food.

"Sometimes, I do. But its very rewarding work," Fluttershy warmly smiled at the thought of the outcome of her work. She then turned back to Spike, "So, what would you like to do first, Spike?"

Spike looked away, "I don't know…."

"We could start with a relaxing massage. That always helps the mammals relax," Fluttershy explained.

"I don't know…." Spike echoed his previous statement.

"I could make you something to eat. Thought I'm not sure if my cooking or the herbs would have any effect since you're a dragon though…." the pegeasus thought as she brought a hoof up to her mouth.

"No….it's fine…."

"How about a spa treatment? It could help you to unwind any stress and help soften your rough and sharp scales," the mare offered with a smile.

"No…." he rejected yet another idea.

"Do you happen to have any ideas of what you would like to do? I've never cared for a dragon before and I'm worried that I might be going about this all wrong," Fluttershy's meek voice had a slight pleading touch to it as she asked for Spike's input.

The dragon still was stubborn as his voice slightly grew, "I really don't know…."

Trotting closer to Spike, the mare continued her efforts to get an answer, "There has to be something you would like to do. How about a relaxing bath? I can even help by washing your back, if you'd like."

Spike's voice grew drastically to a shout, "No! I don't want to be babied! I refuse to be treated like some baby by anypony!"

The loud cry from the dragon caused alarm in the cottage. The animals who where residing inside quickly evacuated the house in a hurry. Within seconds, the entire house that was bustling with activity and creatures of all sizes was empty. All that remained in the cottage was a small purple dragon and a yellow pegasus who had tears forming in her eyes.
“Sometimes it feels like a barricade/To keep us away, keep us away/It kind of does.” –Interpol, “Barricade”

Chapter 1: [link] : "Borrowed Time"
Chapter 2: You are here : "Barricade"
Chapter 3: [link] : "Just Like Honey"

FlutterSpike continues. On a semi-related note, while writing this chapter, I got a sudden urge to listen to No Doubt. You know, their good stuff from 1990s and early 2000s. Nostalgia is fun, and so is ska. Stay tuned for the final installment.

Title: Love Spreads
Chapter 2: Barricade
Premise: Fluttershy insists on helping Spike relax. Can he?

The title for this short story is taken from the song "Love Spreads" by The Stone Roses, from the album 'Second Coming'.
The name of this chapter comes from the song "Barricade" by Interpol from the album 'Interpol'.
All characters belong to My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made for television by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
Written by :iconcloser-to-the-sun:
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KLRachel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Not cool Spike, but interesting development in the chapter.
reaper108 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Spike you asshole don't yell at poor Fluttershy!
Hydrazilla98 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Smooth move Spike. Smooth move. Now die for your sin!
kai-reason Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragon222 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Writer
Dumb Move Spike -_- *Hugging Futtershy*
TruthSender Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
SPIKE…how…how…how could you do that? Bad dragon!

Ok, somebody offenced him for a crime aganist universe, but let`s try check his point of view, shall we?
Yes? Alright then: he is a "baby" dragon if we look at his age, but he is very mature in his mind, he is very responsible and he is quite a hard-worker so it`s not a suprise that he want to be treated like adult.
How would you feel if your mom would start buying you clothes again, control your plans and stuff- terrible right? So you should rather know how Spike`s feeling all the time.
KILLERWILSH Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
RockManNutty Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So THAT'S what this is about.
NyanCat001 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
How DARE you Spike!!!
88quin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! (O.O)
pj202718 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012

Spike, Spike, Spike...when you gonna learn that nodragon puts Fluttershy in a corner?
pj202718 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Oh, yeah. That!!
ringsandamiss007 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Somewhere in the clouds, RD is hearing her best friend crying.
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man Spike, ya really screwed up. I only hope you understand her feelings.

Great job dude!
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Spike broke the first rule of Fluttershy. NEVER make Fluttershy cry.
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