Rainbow Dash spent some time in the living room, playing a round of Splatoon, the rainbowette’s team easily overtaking the other team.
“Come on...come on…” Rainbow muttered, trying to run the clock out as her team had the most points, “Almost there…”
“Rainbow, dear,” her mother’s voice called out, making Dash turn to see a woman that looked similar to her with blue hair, the same magenta eyes, and was currently wearing a white shirt, a knee length cyan skirt, and pink slippers.
“If you’re just going to waste the day playing video games, you can do something more productive, like help me and Twilight with the decorations, or help your sister with your niece,” her mom suggested.
“I know. B-” Rainbow began before the match she and her team was playing suddenly stopped, “Oh, come on! Who the heck logs out just as the other team is winning?!”
“Some people are mean like that,” Twilight stated as she walked along, carrying a wreath as she turned to Dash’s mother, “Ms. Storm, thanks for letting me and my family spend some time here this year.”
“It’s no problem dear. But please, call me ‘Sora’,” she responded.
“Okay,” Twilight nodded before holding up the wreath, “Where do you want me to put this?”
“Front door, if you may,” Sora told her.
Twilight nodded as she proceeded to do so, placing the wreath carefully on a small hook on the front door.
“There. Is that alright?”
“Beautiful,” Sora smiled.
Twilight smiled softly before she noticed Dash, who seemed to be a bit annoyed at the moment as she stared at the screen.
“No good, rage quittin’ jerk,” the tomboy muttered, “Quit the game just as my team was winning...you better hope I don’t find you… dumb… jerk....”
“Uh… Bowy…” Twilight began, using her special nickname for Rainbow to get her attention, “I think you should give that game a break. You’ve been playing it non-stop ever since you got it.”
The rainbowette wanted to protest, but she just ended up sighing in slight defeat, knowing she was right.
“I know...but...that game is just so awesome!” Rainbow exclaimed a bit, “...Well, equally as awesome as Smash Bros.”
“Come on… take a break. Christmas is upcoming…” Twilight smiled, “And it’s your niece's first Christmas.”
“...Oh yeah, that’s right,” Rainbow blinked in realization as she stood up, dusting off her red and white tee-shirt and red shorts, “Wish it could’ve been after we all graduated from high school…”
Twilight put her hand on Dash’s shoulder, a small soft smile on her face.
“So… where’s Fluttershy right now?” Dash checked.
“Up in your room,” Twilight informed.
Rainbow headed on upstairs and slowly opened up the door to her’s and Fluttershy’s room. Dash slowly recalled what the room looked like before the birth of Fluttershy’s daughter, filled almost to the brim with manga, figures, and toys in Fluttershy’s part, while her’s had various trophies, games and some sport supplies lying around. Now… it was missing that stuff, but it still had the TV, a laptop, and of course the beds. They had to make room for the new girl, who stayed with them in it.
“Hey uh… Fluttershy?” Dash whispered, catching the attention of the pinkette as she turned around, her long, pale pink hair swaying a bit after she turned her head. Fluttershy slowly approached her older sister and pulled her into a hug, “Hey. How’re you holding up?”
Fluttershy made a ‘shushing’ motion as she pointed to a small crib, a baby girl with short soft pink hair with a few, small ice-blue highlights in it sleeping in it. Fluttershy and Dash slowly slipped out of the room and then Fluttershy sat down, taking a breath of relief.
“...Judging from that, I’m betting it was a handful to get Snow Angel to sleep, huh?” Rainbow Dash figured, earning a small nod from Fluttershy, “Hey… sorry I didn’t help you…”
“It’s fine, Rainbow. Demo...I will admit, it was a bit hard to get her to sleep. but…” Fluttershy paused as she smiled softly, “She looked so precious when she finally fell asleep.”
Dash gave a small nod, “Can you believe it’s her first Christmas?”
“Hai…” Fluttershy nodded before blushing a bit, “Ano...I hope you don’t mind that...ano…”
“That...um, that Silver-kun is coming to spend the holidays with us,” Fluttershy continued, her blush increasing a bit more, “Plus, he’ll be bringing his family, so I hope you don’t mind.”
“Wait so… it’s not only the two of us, mom, Twilight, her brother, his wife, Twilight’s parents, Scootaloo and Lighting Dust… but also Silver Hawk, his sister and their parents?!” Dash exclaimed in shock.
“H-hai…” Fluttershy nodded meekly.
“This is gonna be one large Christmas…” Dash sighed with a small eyeroll, “Better tell mom to make some more food to be ready for Christmas dinner,”
“Hai,” Fluttershy nodded.
Meanwhile, in a different part of town, a young man around 16 years of age with ice blue hair hummed a bit as he stood around an airport. He was currently wearing a sky blue jacket, a pair of dark blue jeans, and a pair of navy and white shoes.
Next to him was a girl about 13 years of age with blonde hair, a rather shy and nervous look on her face. She was currently wearing a soft pink sweater, a pair of white jeans, and baby blue shoes. She also was holding out a sign with the kanjis for ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ as she looked around.
“Onii-chan, are Okaa-san and Otou-san here yet?” the young girl asked the ice-bluette.
“Not yet, Timid-nee-chan,” he told her.
“Okay...S-Silver-Onii-chan...do you think they’ll be able to make it in time for Christmas?” the young girl, Timid, asked in a mix of hope and worry.
“...Don’t worry, Timid,” the young man assured her with a soft smile, ‘I’m sure they’ll be here before Christmas. Besides, I promised Kaa-san she’d get a chance to see Snow Angel.”
“Ano… how’d they react to learning about her?” Timid curiously asked her older brother.
“...Well...I pretty much got scolded at first, but then kaa-san started squealing in joy that she’s a grandma now,” Silver explained, lightly chuckling a bit at the last part.
“I...I see...and Otou-san?”
“Well, after kaa-san left, we had a pretty serious talk,” Silver continued, “Mostly about marriage.”
“Are you… gonna marry Onee-chan?”
Silver Hawk began to blush heavily at that, but before he could say anything, he heard someone calling out their names.
“Silver Hawk! Timid Swallow!”
The two turned around to see their parents, a man with a deep ice blue color in his hair, a brown dress jacket on top of a dark grey dress shirt, a pair of black pants and black shoes, and a woman with a soft pink hair with a yellow highlight, a light green opened sweater jacket on top of a water blue dress shirt, a deep blue knee length skirt, and white dress shoes.
“Okaa-san! Otou-san!” Timid shouted with glee as she ran over to the two.
“Timid-chan!” the woman smiled brightly as she pulled the young girl into a hug, “Ooh, I missed you so much.”
“So did I,” Timid smiled.
“Hey, son,” the man smiled softly as Silver walked over.
“Hey, tou-san,” Silver greeted him with a soft smile of his own, “Great to have you and kaa-san here.”
“So… where is she? Where’s my granddaughter?” their mother asked excitedly.
“Gentle Snow… please…” their dad sighed.
“I’m sorry, but I’m just so excited to see our granddaughter!” the woman squealed.
“Don’t worry, kaa-san. you’ll get a chance,” Silver chuckled a bit, “In fact, l-”
“Hmm?” Silver blinked as he looked past his parents to see a pinkette who looked sort of like Fluttershy, but there were a few key differences, a few being that the girl was shorter than Fluttershy, she had a different hairstyle, her eyes were a bit of a different color, and she was wearing different clothings than Fluttershy, with a camera around her neck, “...Posey?”
“Hiya,” she smiled, waving to them as she skipped over.
“...ano, what’re you doing here?” Silver asked in slight confusion.
“I came with your parents,” Posey giggled a bit.
“She’s looks like your girlfriend,” Gentle Snow noted, “You her twin?”
“Cousin,” Posey replied.
“Well… let’s get your bags and head to the taxi,” Silver Hawk told them.
“Good idea,” Gentle Snow nodded before giggling a bit, “I still can’t believe I’m a grandmother now!”
“Dear… please calm down…” her husband sighed.
“Feather Scroll, can you blame me for being happy?” Gentle Snow responded before hugging Silver Hawk, “My baby boy’s all grown up!”
“Mom… people are watching,” Silver muttered with a slight, embarrassed blush on his face.
Timid and Posey giggled a bit at this.
“Ohh...I can remember when you were just a little boy playing with your toys!”
“First, they were action figures. Second...please stop mom…” Silver begged her, his entire face a beat red from thee embarrassment he was feeling.
“You were so adorable…” Gentle Snow giggled happily as she hugged her son tightly.
Silver Hawk let out a sigh, realizing his mother wasn’t going to stop anytime soon.
“Come on dear… can’t you hug your mother back?” Gentle Snow asked.
“...Hai…” Silver sighed as he returned the hug, “...I really did miss you, kaa-san.”
“Hey… our bags are here,” Feather Scroll informed.
Dash and Fluttershy sat by the TV and were currently watching a Christmas special.
“Still my favorite Christmas special,” Fluttershy admitted.
“What’s this called again?” Dash checked.
“‘Olive, the Other Reindeer’, it’s so cute…” Fluttershy giggled, “I love Christmas specials like this…”
“Yea, it’s cute,” Dash added as she looked at the young, purple haired girl sitting next to her, “Hey Scoots, what did you think?”
“I liked it,” Scootaloo admitted.
“Cool. Glad ya liked it,” Rainbow smiled as she ruffled Scootaloo’s hair a bit.
“So… can we watch some of the televised Christmas specials?” Scootaloo curiously asked.
“Uh… no. Sure, there are good Christmas specials, but they don’t air as often as the bad ones,“ Dash explained.
“Oh. ...lame,” Scootaloo sighed as she slouched back, “I wanted to watch some ones on TV.”
Before Dash could say anything, a knock came from the front door, catching the tomboy’s attention as she got up and walked over to it.
“Who is it?” Dash asked as she looked out the peep hole, seeing Posey was there, “...Uh...Fluttershy?”
“Do you have a twin you never told me or mom about?”
“Twin?” Fluttershy blinked before she realized who was there, “Wait...I know her!”
“You do?” Rainbow blinked as Fluttershy ran to the front door and opened it
“Itoko-chan!” Fluttershy giggled as she hugged Posey.
“Itoko…?” Rainbow repeat before muttering to herself a bit, “I think that means...cousin?...Wait…” her eyes widened in realization, “You two are cousins?!”
“Yep,” Fluttershy nodded, “A lot of people mistook us for twins when we were little,”
“And we occasionally pranked people by switching,” Posey giggled, “Atashi wa, Posey. Yoroshiku.”
“...Uh...hey. I’m Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy’s sister,” Rainbow greeted her, “Well adoptive sister,”
“Pleasure,” Posey smiled, “You don’t mind me staying a while, do you?”
“Well-” Dash began.
“Of course we don’t mind!” Fluttershy smiled brightly as she released her fellow pinkette, “Please please, come in, itoko-chan!”
Dash gave a small eyeroll as Posey walked on in, and as she was about to close the door…
“Hi,” Silver Hawk’s voice stated.
“...joy…” Dash said under her breath, a deadpanned look on her face.
“Oh...a-ano…” Fluttershy began, a heavy blush forming on her face, “H-hello, Silver-kun.”
“Hiya…” he waved, “Happy holidays, Butterfly-chan.”
“H...hai…” Fluttershy meekly nodded.
“Hello...Silver Hawk,” Rainbow greeted him in a deadpanned tone.
“Good to see you too, Rainbow Dash,” Silver Hawk greeted.
Silver Hawk, Timid and their parents walked on in, Gentle Snow immediately pulling Fluttershy into a hug.
“Konichiwa, Mrs. Gentle Snow,” Fluttershy greeted.
“Konichiwa, Butterfly-chan,” Gentle Snow greeted back as she released the hug, “Wow… you look so beautiful. You remind me so much of your mother, dear,”
“Really?” Fluttershy said in surprise, “You...knew my mom?”
“Hai,” Gentle Snow nodded as she reached into her purse and pulled out a small picture of a younger her, and a woman with similar pink hair to Fluttershy, the same teal eyes, a white sweater and a brown skirt cut off by the picture, “She and I were friends growing up…” she then looked at the picture, a small sad smile on her face, “There’s not a day that goes by where I miss her.”
“Hai…” Fluttershy only nodded as she turned to face Feather Scroll, “Konichiwa, Mr. Feather Scroll,”
“Konichiwa, Butterfly,” Feather Scroll greeted her back, “It’s a pleasure to see you.”
After a moment, Timid poked out from behind her brother and shyly waved at Fluttershy. Fluttershy waved back, a small, soft smile on her face
“Konichiwa, Onee-chan,” Timid smiled, walking from behind Silver Hawk, “Happy holidays.”
“Good to see you,” Fluttershy smiled as she walked over to hug Timid, “How’re you doing?”
“Good. So… how’s Snow-chan doing?” Timid inquired.
“She’s asleep right now,” Fluttershy replied, “Took me a while to put her to sleep, but I-”
“Can you wake her up? I want to see my granddaughter,” Gentle Snow asked.
“...Well, I put her to sleep an hour ago,” Fluttershy began before smiling a bit, “But I can bring you to her. She’s up in mine and Onee-chan’s room right now.”
The five arrived upstairs and Fluttershy motioned to her daughter, who was fast asleep.
“There she is,” Fluttershy whispered.
“Ooh….she’s just precious,” Gentle Snow quietly squealed, making sure not to wake the baby up.
“Hai,” Fluttershy smiled, “She’s my little angel…”
“Same here,” Silver Hawk added as he gently and carefully rubbed his daughter’s head.
Eventually, the rest of Twilight’s family had arrived, the group sitting down in the living room.
“So… how’s my nephew doing?” Twilight asked as she walked over to Cadance, the violette sitting down next to her.
“He’s doing good,” Cadance replied with a soft smile.
“I’m not doing babysitting for your son. And I mean it,” Dash told her in a serious toen, “Last time I did, I had to get the glue out of my hair.”
“...what did Snow Angel do?” Cadance couldn’t help but ask.
“She accidently knocked over a tub of glue last time Rainbow looked after her,” Twilight whispered to her.
“How could you get bested by somebody who can’t even walk yet?” Lighting Dust inquired.
Dash just shot her a glare, only for Lightning Dust to glare back.
“...whatever,” Dash stated with an eyeroll.
“...Are Rainbow and Lightning Dust still at eachother’s throats?” Shining Armor asked as he walked in, carrying a couple of cups of eggnog.
“Yep,” Twilight nodded.
“Not my fault she’s a sore loser,” Rainbow muttered.
“Hey pot, I’m kettle. Have we met?” Lightning quipped.
Scootaloo couldn’t help but laugh at this while Rainbow and Lightning glared at each other once more, the two ready to tackle each other into a fight cloud any moment.
“Seriously you two, knock it off,” Twilight frowned as she moved the two tomboys apart, “It’s Christmas, and you two need to learn to deal with each other, if not for Scootaloo.”
Dash and Lighting exchanged looks for a moment and then simply just sighed as they shook hands.
“The moment christmas is over, I’m beating your butt at the ice rink,” Lightning Dust whispered into Rainbow’s ear.
The rainbowette nodded for a moment and they saw Fluttershy, Silver Hawk, Timid and the latter two’s parents walk downstairs, Gentle Snow having a soft, content smile on her face after finally seeing her granddaughter in person.
“...So… it’s you three, plus me and Scootaloo, plus Twilight and her family, and then your sister’s husband’s family?” Lighting asked Dash.
“Yup, and he’s her boyfriend, not husband yet,” Rainbow corrected her.
“Oh… wait. You mean they had a child out of wedlock?” Lightning blinked in surprise, “...wow. That’s… surprising.”
“Not my fault some idiot spiked the punch at that party a few months ago,” Rainbow sighed.
Scootaloo gave a confused blink at the two tomboys, not sure of what they were talking about, but she shrugged it off and headed into the kitchen to get a Christmas goody or something.
“So, how are you doing Fluttershy?” Cadance inquired as Fluttershy sat down.
“I’m doing fine,” Fluttershy replied, “I’ve lost a little bit of sleep and a few of my grades have gone slightly down. Nothing major, still in B+ territory.”
“Alright,” Cadance nodded, taking a small sip of her eggnog, “Just curious how you’ve been.”
“It’s fine,” Fluttershy nodded.
Silver Hawk looked over at Shining Armor, who seemed to be working on the eggnog at the moment. The bluenette cop pouring a few cups for the others.
“Hey uh… Officer Armor?” Silver Hawk asked, getting his attention.
“Yes?” Shining Armor asked, “What is it?”
“Well, first off… what should I call you? Since… you know, in a way we’re siblings since I’m in a relationship with Fluttershy, who’s Dash’s sister, who’s with Twilight and-” Silver Hawk stumbled a bit as his hand grabbed the bowl of eggnog, unintentionally sending it flying as Shining Armor turned around, “Oh no…” Silver paled at this as the eggnog splashed Shining Armor in the face, ‘...I am so dead.’
Shining Armor simply blinked and shrugged as he grabbed a towel and began to dry himself off.
“...I am SO sorry, Officer Armor!” Silver apologized as he bowed, “I didn’t mean to do that! I swear!”
“It’s fine. Accidents happen,” Shining Armor said as he finished drying his hair off, “As for what you should call me… well… let’s start with ‘Mr. Armor’ and see where it goes.”
“R...right,” Silver slowly nodded as Shining Armor put the now wet towel in a laundry basket and continued on his business as if nothing had happened at all.
“So...my sister mentioned you were studying to be a doctor, right?” Shining Armor asked.
“Yea. And I’m doing really good,” he smiled.
“Then as a doctor, shouldn’t you know all of the risks you took when you and Fluttershy… y’know,” Shining Armor stated bluntly, causing Silver to slump.
“..To be fair...someone had spiked the punch at this party we went to a few months ago, and we didn’t know at the time,” Silver groaned as he rested his head on the counter, “Ugh...I’m such an idiot for not noticing that.”
“I will never understand why people do that…” Shining Armor sighed.
“From what I heard from one of Pinkie’s friends, Vinyl I think her name was, it’s to make a, and I quote, ‘a boring party more interesting’,” Silver stated.
Shining Armor shrugged in response as he walked over to the fridge and pulled out some water bottles.
“Well… I have to give people something else since we’re outta eggnog,” Shining said as he handed Silver Hawk a bottle.
“Thanks,” Silver said as he opened the bottle and began to drink its contents.
Fluttershy looked over at Silver Hawk as he was helping Shining Armor carry in some snacks for everyone.
“Hi… Silver-kun…” Fluttershy waved, catching the ice-blueette’s attention.
“Hai, Anata-chan?” Silver asked, causing the shy pinkette to blush a bit, “You need something?”
“C-c-c-could you… go up and check on Snow Angel?”
“Sure thing,” Silver nodded as he put the bowl of chips down and began to head upstairs to check on his daughter. He slowly peeked into the room, seeing Snow Angel still fast asleep as she hugged a stuffed animal. He smiled and then slowly walked back downstairs, “She’s good.”
“Alright, thank you,” Fluttershy smiled.
“So… where’s Angel Bunny?” Twilight asked as she took a chip.
“Oh… well… u-u-uh…” Fluttershy stuttered.
“He doesn’t like Snow and actually kicked her once,” Dash frowned a bit, “He’s around, but we put him in a cage.”
“Um...I-I’m sure Angel didn’t mean it,” Fluttershy spoke up.
“Fluttershy...I’m sorry, but you need to put your foot down with that rabbit,” Rainbow stated, “He kicked your child. If that was my kid, I’d kick that selfish little furball back into the woods.”
“What? It’s true. Besides, you know how many soccer balls of mine that little jerk popped? Oh, and let’s not forget what he did to my new guitar after I forgot to feed him,” Rainbow stated with a frown.
“Oh, come on. I’m sure it’s not that bad,” Silver spoke up before rainbow got up and pulled out a rather broken looking guitar fmo behind one of the speakers connected to the TV, “Ooh….that is bad.”
“Ya think?” Rainbow deadpanned as she turned back towards Fluttershy, “I’m serious, Fluttershy. You need to do something about that rabbit of yours.”.
“...well… uh… well…um…” Fluttershy stuttered, not sure of what to say. While Rainbow was right, she couldn’t bring herself to snapping at Angel.
She had rescued him from abandonment during the winter when she was a little kid who lived in Japan, and treat him like he was her child. However, as time passed, Angel was beginning to become a bit of a …’spoiled brat’ as Rainbow putted it. He was picky with his food, he would wake her up late at night to feed him, and he was the first family member to suggest she abort Snow Angel.
“...I’ll...I’ll see what I can do,” Fluttershy finally replied.
“Good, because I’m afraid of what he’ll do the next time we leave Snow Angel alone with him,” Rainbow stated.
“That’s good because… well…” Sora began, catching everyone’s attention, “He constantly glares at her, a few of them being rather nasty ones too if I recall.”
Fluttershy went into the kitchen and opened up Angel’s cage, letting the rabbit out as it gave her a rather sour look, tapping his foot on the ground a bit.
“Angel…listen, I…” Fluttershy began before Angel shoved his food bowl in her face, demanding that she’d feed him, “...Angel, I’m trying to talk to you about something.”
Angel sighed and sat down to look at her, motioning her to continue.
“Okay. Angel...lately, you’ve been acting rather...nasty towards Snow Angel,” Fluttershy stated, causing Angel to frown a bit, “Angel…”
Angel just shook his head as he headed back towards his cage, not wanting to hear about Snow Angel further.
“Angel, I’m serious,” Fluttershy said as she grabbed the rabbit, “You’ve been glaring at her, and you’ve kicked her. It’s why I had to put you in time out.”
Angel just turned his head away from her as he crossed his arms.
“Angel Bunny, please…I know you don’t like her, but she's my daughter,” Fluttershy stated, “Like it or not, you’re going to have to learn to live with her.”
Angel just shook his head in a disapproving manner at that. Fluttershy had no idea what to say, seeing how Angel didn’t want to listen to her.
“...Ano, someone please help?” Fluttershy called out to the others in the living room.
Timid poked her head into the kitchen, her eyes widening as she saw the bunny.
“Bunny!” she giggled as she ran over, “Kawaii!”
Angel began to feel a bit nervous at the look Timid was giving him.
“Oh. I brought my pets! Maybe I can introduce them!” Timid suggested, ”Yuki-chan! Peach-chan!”
At that, a kitten and a white fox kit both walked in, Angel’s eyes widening to the size of saucers the moment he saw the fox and immediately ran on top of Fluttershy’s head, shaking like a leaf.
“Angel, you’re being rude,” Fluttershy frowned a bit as she took the rabbit off her head, only for it to jump back up on their, “Angel, seriously. We have guest.”
Angel just shook his head as he pointed to Yuki before pointing to the front door.
“...Angel, we are not kicking one of Timid’s pets out.” Fluttershy informed.
“Relax little bunny. Yuki is a fox who eats plants,” Timid assured, rubbing the fox kit’s head a bit as it nuzzled against her.
Angel then quickly ran and closed the door on his cage, the rabbit shaking like a leaf still.
“Angel Bunny, you come back out of that cage right this second!” Fluttershy said with her voice raised a little bit, “You are being really rude right now!”
The rabbit blinked for a moment and then jumped into Fluttershy’s arms, crying like a baby would.
“Oh… oh Angel…” Fluttershy whispered, ready to comfort the rabbit as she gently rubbed his head.
“Ugh…” Dash let out an annoyed groan upon seeing this, “And there she goes spoiling him again…”
“He was about to cry, Onee-chan,” Fluttershy defended as she held Angel.
“Is everything alright?” Gentle Snow asked as she walked on in.
“I was introducing Yuki and Peach to Fluttershy’s bunny, but he started to freak out and began to cry when he saw Yuki-chan,” timid explained, “I don’t know why...Yuki-chan’s not gonna hurt him or anything.”
“Well, he was always scared of foxes back when Butterfly lived in Japan,” Gentle Snow recalled, “And I remember Butterfly treating Angel like he was her child.”
“Wait… is… that why you’re being so mean to Snow Angel?” Fluttershy asked Angel, “Are you...jealous of her?”
The white rabbit gave a nod in response.
“Angel…” Fluttershy whispered, “I...I’m so sorry I forgot about that.”
Angel just turned his head away from her, crossing his arms.
“Angel… just because I’m a mommy now, doesn’t mean I love you any less,” Fluttershy said as she hugged the rabbit, making the rabbit smile softly and then cuddle up by Fluttershy, “But you need to promise me something. I want you to promise me you won’t treat Snow Angel the way you did ever again, ok?”
The rabbit gave a nod in response.
It was a few days closer to Christmas with the family relaxing and enjoying the winter break.
“So Bowy… you promise to go easy on me?” Twilight asked as she, Dash, Fluttershy and Lighting were getting ready to play a round of Smash for Wii U.
“Oh yeah I will,” Rainbow nodded as she browsed through the various characters before stopping on Cloud, “Man...still can’t believe Cloud got into Smash.”
They all shrugged and were about to play, but Fluttershy heard Snow’s voice crying via a nearby baby monitor.
“Oh! S-sorry, girls. I gotta go check on Snow,” Fluttershy apologized as she got up and quickly ran up stairs.
“...And this is why I don’t want kids,” Dash muttered as she dropped her controller to the floor.
Silver Hawk also headed up the stairs upon hearing his daughter crying. When he got to Fluttershy’s room, he saw the pale-pinkette trying to comfort the small child. She attempted to sing a little bit to her, but it didn’t seem to work.
“Mou...what do I do?” Fluttershy whispered to herself, “Does she need to be changed? Is she hungry?”
Silver Hawk approached her and then began to help comfort Snow Angel, the baby calming down upon seeing her two parents together.
“Oh… I get it. She wanted her mommy and daddy to spend a bit of time with her,” Fluttershy smiled.
“Ahh...soka,” Silver noted with a soft smile as he gently rubbed his daughter’s head, earning soft babbling sounds from their daughter, “Heh...hey there.”
“We love you,” Fluttershy smiled at her daughter, “No matter what happens, Snow-chan...we will always love you.”
“Hai...We’ll always be there for you,” Silver added.
Fluttershy set the baby down gently and allowed her to relax, “...ano… Silver-kun. Could you… stay up here with me?” She asked, a small blush on her face.
“Sure,” Silver nodded, “I’ll stay up here with you, Butterfly-chan.”
With that, the two sat down before Fluttershy reached into her bookshelf to get out a Sailor Moon manga to read.
“...Heh. You always loved reading those things,” Silver chuckled a bit.
“Hai. My favorite manga series…” Fluttershy smiled softly, “I hope I can get Snow-chan to like it too.”
“Hai,” Silver nodded, a soft smile on his face as he took her hand into his, causing the pinkette to blush a bit.
“A-a-a-ano…” Fluttershy blushed, trying to figure out what to say.
Unknown to them, Dash happened to be recording it on a camera, the rainbowette peeking out of the doorway a bit, just enough to not let them see her.
“S-s-s-Silv-v-v-ver-k-k-k-kun…” Fluttershy nervous stuttered.
“Hai, Butterfly-chan?” Silver asked as he looked at her.
Fluttershy attempted to speak, but she kept fumbling on her words, her entire face a bright red.
“...so… uh…” Silver began, trying to think of something to say, “...Um…”
Fluttershy simply began to read her manga while Dash continued to record and then she slipped away without a word.
“Fluttershy and her boyfriend seem to be getting along,” Twilight noted as she watched what Rainbow had recorded.
“If you call not saying anything and fumbling on your words getting along,” Rainbow quipped a bit as she turned the video off.
“Do you constantly vlog your sister without her knowing?” Lightning asked.
“...sometimes. I actually think Silver Hawk first learned who she was because of my vlog,” Dash shrugged/guessed.
“You think so?” Twilight asked.
“Maybe…” Rainbow shrugged, “Then again, Fluttershy was trying out for Cheerleading by the time I started my vlogs.”
“What’s a vlog?” Scootaloo asked as she took Fluttershy’s spot in the game.
“You’ve heard of blogs, right?”
“Yea, Lighting has one,” Scootaloo smiled.
“Oh...I see,” Rainbow noted, a small, unnoticeable tick mark forming on her head upon hearing that, ’Why that no good...she copied me!’
“Before you say anything, I started a blog WAY before I ever met you,” Lighting informed before smirking a bit, “Looks like I beat you to something first, and we hadn’t even m-”
“Just shut up and start the match so I can kick your butt,” Rainbow frowned a bit.
“Girls…” Twilight glared.
“Sorry,” the two tomboys responded.
“So… a vlog is basically a video version of a blog. I started mine as a bet with an old friend and people really enjoyed it, so I kept it up. I’ve been doing it… about… 7 years?”
“Could you show us some of them?” Scootaloo asked.
“After I kick your butts, sure,” Dash smirked.
“Butterfly-chan…” Silver spoke, catching the pinkette’s attention a bit, “Daijoubu? You’ve been quiet for a while now.”
“G-g-gomen…” Fluttershy apologized, the heavy blush still on her face as she hid half her face behind a lock of her semi-long, pale pink hair.
“Eh? For what?” Silver blinked in confusion.
“I’ve just been silent. I...didn’t mean to make you worry,” Fluttershy replied as she cuddled with him, laying her head on his shoulder.
“...It’s fine, Butterfly-chan,” Silver smiled softly as he held her close, “So… do you remember cosplaying as Dawn once?”
“...uh… that was just after Pokemon Diamond & Pearl came out. How on Earth did you know that?” Fluttershy asked.
“One of your friends brought it up once last time I talked to them,” Silver replied, “Plus… your sister had a picture and showed me it.”
“...of course.” she sighed, “I hate that vlog she has sometimes. Sometimes it’s just so….so…”
“...annoying. There have been several times I get so embarrassed by some of the things she post on her vlog,” Fluttershy groaned.
Fluttershy took out her phone and pulled up a vlog day from Dash’s account on Viewtube, fastforwarding a bit to show a scene where Dash was hiding in their closet as Fluttershy walked in, dressed as Sailor Moon and was currently fixing her hair into an odange style.
-Shh...alright. This is gonna be good- Rainbow whispered to the camera as she moved it to show Fluttershy practice posing.
“...I don’t see anything wrong here,” Silver noted.
“Wait for it…” Fluttershy told him with a sigh.
-You are Sailor Moon, defender of the world, heroine to all, and in the name of the moon, bad guys shall be punished!-
Dash continued to record this and a very annoyed Angel approached, seemingly dressed as a monster.
-Alright… ai to seigi no serafuku Bishoujo Senshi, Sailor Moon! Tsuki ni kawatte, oshioki yo!-
“...I still don’t see a problem,” Silver noted once more.
“Be lucky you’re not wearing headphones for this next part,” Fluttershy sighed as a message to lower their volume was shown.
“Eh? Wh-” Silver began.
An air horn was sounded off in the video, followed by Fluttershy screaming in pure shock and surprise.
-Hahahahaha! oh man! Oh man I got ya good, Flutters!- Rainbow laughed as she walked out of the closet.
-Eh?! Mou...onee-chan!-!-!-!- Fluttershy snapped as the video stopped on her approaching Rainbow Dash, an angry, annoyed look on her face.
“...Okay. Now I see what you mean,” Silver sweatdropped.
“I had to shout at her to not put Snow Angel’s birth in the vlog on the day she was born,” Fluttershy groaned.
Silver Hawk gave her a ‘sush’ motion before pointing to Snow, who was fast asleep in her crib.
“Sorry…” she responded with a whisper.
“It’s fine,” Silver whispered, “...Why don’t we talk somewhere more private? That way, we don’t end up waking Snow-chan.”
“Alright,” Fluttershy nodded, “Demo...where should we go?”
“Outside the room?” Silver Hawk shrugged.
“...I suppose,” Fluttershy replied as she stood up.
The two walked outside the room and quietly closed the door, making sure not to wake Snow Angel up.
“Have you ever told Dash to stop the vlog?” Silver Hawk asked.
“Tried. Failed. Several times,” Fluttershy sighed.
“Eh? Why?” Silver asked.
“Some of her vlogs get over a million views…” Fluttershy added, “I love Onee-chan… but she has a BIG ego.”
“oh come on. It’s not th-” Silver began.
“Yes! I won! Eat it, Lightning Dust!” Rainbow’s voice whooped from downstairs, “I am the queen of Smash Bros!”
“...I take that back,” Silver sweatdropped.
Later that night, Fluttershy had woken up and had wandered downstairs, the shy pinkette rubbing the sleep out of her eyes as she headed towards the kitchen.
“Hey,” a voice told her, scaring the pinkette as she quickly turned around to see who it was.
“Oh… hi, Silver-kun,” Fluttershy smiled, blushing a little.
“Hey...couldn’t sleep either?”
“Soka…” Silver noted before blushing a bit, “Ano...th-that’s a nice nightgown you have, Butterfly-chan.”
Fluttershy gave a small look at the soft forest green nightgown she was wearing, a pale yellow robe on top of it at the moment.
“A...arigatou, Silver-kun,” the pinkette blushed.
“So… what are you doing up this late?” Silver Hawk asked.
“Thought I heard something,” Fluttershy replied, looking around a bit, “I thought it was Angel or Timid’s pets, but they’re all fast asleep.”
“That might have been me… I just woke up from a bit of a bad dream…” Silver replied, “I came downstairs for something to drink before heading back to bed.”
“...oh. ...gomen nasai, anata,” Fluttershy told him, “...Do you want to talk about it?”
“...I...I don’t know…” Silver rubbed the back of his head nervously, not facing Fluttershy.
“...why?” Fluttershy asked in a bit of concern.
“...I’d prefer to not say…” he responded as he opened up the fridge.
“...Silver-kun, please tell me what’s wrong,” Fluttershy said in concern.
The ice-bluenette sighed before facing Fluttershy, “...in my dream… you left. And you never came back.”
“Eh? I… left?”
“Hai…” Silver nodded as he closed the fridge door, “I...tried my best to find you, but...I found no trace of you anywhere...it was almost as if you never existed.”
Fluttershy slowly walked over to him and pulled him into a hug, surprising him a bit.
“Silver-kun…” Fluttershy whispered as she rested her head on his chest, “I would never leave you or Snow-chan. I love you both so much.”
“Butterfly-chan…” Silver whispered, wrapping his arms around her as he held her close, “I love you too...my tenshi (angel).”
Fluttershy smiled and planted a kiss on his cheek, causing him to blush a bit as the shy pinkette hugged him once more.
Silver just smiled softly as he held her close. He felt like he never wanted to let her go, the ice-bluenette beginning to tear up a bit.
“Butterfly-chan...thank you…” Silver whispered, catching her attention a bit, “Thank you...for loving someone like me…”
“No problem…” she smiled as she got out some glasses for them to have their drink, “So… do you want to talk a little?”
“You sure?” Silver asked, “Everyone else is asleep, and I don’t want to wake them up,”
“...we can still talk… just… quietly,” she smiled as she poured them some milk.
“Thanks…” Silver Hawk smiled.
Fluttershy nodded as she handed him one of the glasses before the two walked into the living room quietly.
“So…” Silver began, trying to think of what to say as he and Fluttershy sat on the couch, “Uh… who did you vote for in the Smash Ballot?”
“”Oh...hmm…” Fluttershy pondered a bit, “...Shantae.”
“Ahh…” Silver nodded, “...so did I.”
“What about Timid?”
“She voted for the Inklings,” Silver replied.
“Ahh…” Fluttershy nodded, “Oh...did you get a chance to see the Smas Direct? I couldn’t because I was busy with Snow-chan at the time.”
“I did,” Silver nodded.
“Cool. So who’re the last DLC characters?” Fluttershy asked curiously.
“...You know that new Fire Emblem game that’s gonna come out?”
“Hai. What about it?”
“The main character is going to be in Smash.”
Fluttershy suddenly squealed like she was Pinkie Pie, but she quickly covered her mouth to make sure she didn’t scream.
“Ahem...and any other the other DLC characters?”
“Well...we found out who won the Smash Ballot and...I doubt you’ll be happy.”
“Well aside from Kamui and Cloud, the last DLC character i-”
“Wait...last?” Fluttershy blinked, “...Who is it? Is it Shantae?”
“K.Rool? Wolf?...Ice Climbers?”
“No, no, and no.”
“...Prince Fluff? Neptune? Amaterasu? Krystal?”
“No, no, no, and sadly no.”
“Wait...you don’t know who she is?” Silver asked, earning a head shake from her, “...Hold on.”
With that, he pulled out his phone and looked up the character in question online. When he found an image of her, he showed it to Fluttershy.
“She’s a character that’s owned by Sega, but at the same time owned by Platinum Games.”
“Platinum Games…” Fluttershy muttered for a moment, “...Are they the same people who made Wonderful 101?”
“...and they have some members of Clover Games and… oh right. I remember hearing the game… somebody from Okami worked on it,” Fluttershy recalled, “...Wait. So she won the fighter Ballot?”
“That’s right,” Silver nodded, ”She was number one in Europe, in the top five in the US, and number one worldwide.”
“...seriously?” Fluttershy blinked in shock, “She...got in over Shantae, the Inklings, and even K. Rool?”
“Yup...Timid was really upset about it when she learned her character didn’t win. She was crying for a long while.”
“Oh my…” Fluttershy whispered a bit, “Demo...I can understand that. I’ve never heard of Bayonetta up until now.”
The two sat in silence for a moment, before Fluttershy got up to get another glass of milk. Silver Hawk couldn’t help but watch as she stood up, the ice-bluette blushing a bit as he looked at every inch of her body. Her semi-long pale pink hair, those gentle teal eyes of hers, her long legs and her curves, her smooth soft skin...in his eyes, she was beautiful...an angel.
“Ano…” Fluttershy began as she turned around for a moment, “Silver-kun?”
“huh...wha-?” Silver blinked a bit as he snapped out of his temporary daze, “H-hai, Butterfly-chan?”
“...what were you looking at?”
“N-nothing,” Silver quickly replied as he turned his head from her, a heavy blush on his cheeks.
“We’re you looking… at me?” she asked, blushing a bit.
Fluttershy blushed and giggled a bit, “...ano… could I ask you a hypothetical question?”
“Uh….s-sure,” Silver nodded.
“If possible… do you think I could hypnotize you with my looks?” she asked.
“...I...guess?” Silver replied in slight confusion.
“...it’s just a silly hypothetical question. I occasionally heard Onee-chan say that Twilight could ‘hypnotize her with her looks’,” Fluttershy explained.
“Oh...I see,” Silver noted, “Gomen. I...was just confused by the question. But...well...”
“Well...remember the day you first tried out for cheerleading?” Silver asked.
“Hai. What about it?”
Silver Hawk blushed and tried to figure out how to phrase what he should say, “Well...I was heading to class that day and...I saw you. the moment I laid my eyes on you, I felt...like I froze in place. I… I couldn’t stop looking at you…”
The pinkette nodded, blushing a bit more as she listened.
“I know this may sound corny but...In truth…” Silver began as he blushed even deeper, “I thought you were an angel that fell down to earth.”
Fluttershy just blushed a deep red at that, a bit of her face hidden behind a lock of her hair.
“I… I wanted to go and talk to you so much that day, but...every time I tried...my feet wouldn’t move, and my voice would just up and disappear,” Silver continued before sighing a bit, ”Eventually, I gave up, knowing I had no chance with someone like you.”
“...you admired me from afar?”
“Hai…” Silver nodded, “When we bumped into each other, I try my best to keep a cool face, but...deep down, I get really nervous.”
Fluttershy smiled softly as she walked back over and sat down with him, “Really?”
“Yeah…” Silver nodded before chuckling a bit, ”Heh...guess that makes me a bit of a dork. A guy who’s too nervous to even talk straight to a pretty girl like you.”
Fluttershy didn’t say anything as she just gave a small giggle, making him blink in confusion.
“Ehh? What’s so funny?”
“...I admired you from afar too,” Fluttershy admitted.
“I felt like I was the dork who couldn’t get such a cool guy’s attention. I wanted to talk to you so much, but I always ended up hiding or fainting.”
“You…” Silver began with a blush, “Thought I was a cool guy?”
“The coolest. You looked so handsome,” Fluttershy smiled softly, gently placing her hand on top of his, “I wanted to talk to you, but I was afraid.”
“S...soka…” Silver noted before chuckling a bit, “Heh...I guess in a way, we were both too shy to talk to each other.”
They both giggled a little bit until they started to yawn a little.
“Heh...guess we’re getting tired again,” Silver noted as he rubbed his eye a bit.
“Hai…” Fluttershy nodded, giving off a small, yet cute yawn, “...Let’s stay down here for tonight.”
“...I want to… sleep with you… willingly this time,” Fluttershy admitted, scooting closer to him, “Ano...if that’s okay with you.”
“...O...of course, not,” Silver replied as he blushed, “I...don’t mind at all. We can sleep down here for tonight.”
“...thank you, anata-kun,” Fluttershy smiled.
“Heh...no problem, tenshi-chan,” Silver smiled back.
“...’t-t-t-tenshi-ch-ch-ch-chan’?” Fluttershy stuttered, her entire face blushing brightly.
“Well..eheh…” Silver shuckled sheepishly as he rubbed the back of his head, “I did tell you I thought you were one when I first saw you. Heck… there are times… I have dreams… where you actually have wings.”
If it was possible, Fluttershy’s face felt like it was blushing even brighter and harder, her heart beating like crazy inside her chest. The pinkette cuddled up by Silver, resting her head on his shoulder.
“...you’re amazing, anata-kun…” Fluttershy whispered, a small soft smile on her face
“You too, tenshi-chan...Well… goodnight,” Silver Hawk smiled.
With that, the two slowly began to fall asleep, Silver putting his arm around her as they slept.