Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 3: Just Like Honey
In the now vacant cottage, Spike looked at Fluttershy. The yellow pegasus already had one tear roll down her cheek. Her body was still trembling from Spike's shouting. It seemed as if she had something to say, but she was so shaken from the incident that even if she had the words, she would more than likely have more tears fall.
The dragon looked away from the mare, immediately regretting his action. With his scales on end, he spoke, "I-I
.I'm sorry, F-Fluttershy
." Spike couldn't bear to look at Fluttershy, even for a moment, "I-I
.didn't mean to yell at you
The yellow mare took a few deep breaths to calm herself down. After wiping a few tears from here eyes, she finally spoke, "It's okay, Spike."
Spike, still with his head turned, shook his head, "No
.I had no right to burst out like that
." With a few blinks of his eyes, he alright had a couple tears in his own eyes, "I guess being treated as some kid finally just caught up with me
"So is that's why you have been working so hard lately?" Fluttershy asked. She didn't wait for an answer. Instead, she trotted towards the dragon, lightly hugging him.
The action from the mare startled Spike. While in her embrace, Spike's face burned red and his body uncontrollably shook.
Fluttershy continued, "While you are a small, cute little creature, you still have the heart of a dragon." She broke the hug from Spike and gave a warm smile to him. Her face was beaming, even with the recent tears from her eyes.
Her smile and words were sweet to Spike, like the sweetest honey. He couldn't help but blush the same shade of pink as her mane.
Seeing Spike's flustered expression, Fluttershy couldn't help but giggle and blush a bit herself. "You're very cute when you blush, Spike," she couldn't help but make the comment.
Spike tripped over his words. After a series of nonsensical words, phrases, and babbling, he seemed to just give up trying to justifying his embarrassed expression. With a sigh, he laughed at him own reaction to the mare's statement.
Smiling, Fluttershy finally said something that seemed to even surprise herself, "Well, how about we both go have a pleasant take a nap?"
"Huh? But I'm not tired."
"Neither am I."