>>31705772>You’ll ask her after work ends for today. Maybe she’d be willing to teach you a couple of things on your off time?>You won’t know unless you ask. >”Hey Anon?”>You turn over to see Fluttershy looking at you with curiosity plain on her face.
“Yeah?”>”Err, not that I care or anything, but why do you care so much about Rarity? She continuously friendzones you and it’s not like you’ve known her for very long.”>You take a moment to think about it.
“Well, I guess it’s a number of things. Princess Cadance said the Crystal Heart matched me with her, so part of it is me wanting to see if it’s full of shit or not. Now that I’ve gotten to meet her, there’s this connection drawing me to her I can’t quite understand. I know she feels it to, otherwise she wouldn’t let me in her house everyday and sometimes I can see how much it eats at her to deny it.”>You grab another batch of eggs from underneath another hen.
“Another thing is that I’ve seen examples of her design work. Mostly pictures, but even I can tell it’s amazing when I still don’t know what qualifies as ‘fashionable’ for you ponies yet. I’m an artist too, so it’d be horrible to just deprive the world of something beautiful like that, y’know?”>Fluttershy looks contemplative.
“Lastly, do you need a reason to help someone who so clearly needs it?”>”Even if all they do is smack your hoof away?” she deadpans.>You shrug.
“She has PTSD and is SO convinced that another war is coming that she needs to do everything she can to prepare for it and she can save her loved ones. She’s not really in the right state of mind.”>She looks at you a moment, as if gauging the weight of your words. >”I guess that makes sense. Still sounds stupid to me. A lot of work for no immediate payoff.” >You grin.
“Princess Cadance told me it’d take a while for her to open up, and I accepted anyway. So yeah, I guess I’m stupid.”