>>31433545>Through gritted teeth she continues to lightly shake you.>"I want my best friend back...! Why do you get to keep yours...?!">Your face softens up.
"Then why did you agree to look after me...">"Why? Because she doesn't deserve to keep her brother! If she just asked for help. If she just said "No" a little harder than normal, this wouldn't have happened! But guess what?!">The Dog starts licking her arm.>"She didn't, and now she matters to everyone, and I matter to no one.">Your eyes widen.>"I've been with Shining longer than Cadance! Why am I being ignored? Don't my feelings matter too?">You put your hands on her arms.
"I get it.">She sniffles, still scowling.>"Yeah? What do you get Mr. Insight? What does someone like you understand?"
"That it hurts. That you're suffering all alone, and no one gave you so much as a passing glance. Nobody has stopped to ask, "but what about Twilight?". Am I right?">"....">She looks at you with reddened eyes.
"You want a brother? I'm here. You want a shoulder to cry on? I'm here. You want someone to matter to? I'm here.">She shakes her head.>"N-No. I don't want to replace Shining with-"
"I'M NOT REPLACING ANYONE, DAMMIT. QUIT SAYING THAT!">She shirks to the point, you can see Mom in the doorway watching carefully from over her head.
"We're all Cadance has. All Flurry has besides each other. To this day Cadance still calls you her best friend. Did you know that?">She sniffs, wiping her face.
"They need you, as much me. I know it won't be an easy transition, but at least try to approach them?">"That's a lot to ask of someone, who you hung up on."
"Jesus woman. Let it go.">She chuckles.>"You sound just like Candy when she used to babysit me."
"Hah. Yeah. She gave me the same speeches when I would be up--">You double-take.
"What did you just call her?">Velvet smiles, leaving the two of you to continue your conversation in peace.