Twilight Sparkle slowly made her way to Apple Acres. The news she was bearing was important, although a bit confusing. Once she reached the door, she knocked twice, waiting for somepony to answer. Preferably Applejack. The wooden door creaked open, revealing the yellow-orange pony Twilight was hoping for. Twilight was about to speak, but Applejack began to speak first.
“Howdy, Twi. What brings ya to these parts?” AJ inquired. “Are ya here for some of my apple tarts? Everypony’s been wanting ‘em lately.” Twilight shook her head. “Well then, what are ya here for?”
“Well you see Applejack, I have some… interesting news.” Twilight replied. “I was trying to study more into the properties of various sources of magic, when I came across a old book related to Ponyville history. It had some information about family relations in it, and I happened to come across your family.” Twilight glanced at Applejack nervously, unsure to how she’d react to the impending news.
“Well go on, then.” Applejack stated.
“Right…. so I came across your family, and I noticed something…. odd.” Twilight pauses again, causing AJ to give her a look. “Well, I came across… Fluttershy.”
“Fluttershy? In my family tree? Maybe they placed her picture in the wrong place? I mean, how could such a… timid pony be in my family tree? My family aren’t scaredyponies.”
“No, I don’t think so they’re mistaken. The Ponyville archives have been confirmed to be almost one-hundred percent correct. Applejack, I’m pretty sure Fluttershy is… your sister.” Applejack just frowns, highly confused by the new information.
“Well, if y’all are sure…” She replies. “Have ya told her, yet?” Applejack asks.
“No, I haven’t.”
“Then if ya don’t mind, I’d like to be the one to tell her.”
Twilight nods. “Go right ahead. I don’t know how she’ll react, though…”
Applejack thanks Twilight for the information, and then makes her way over to Fluttershy’s cottage. She knocks on the door much like Twilight did on her own, waiting for Fluttershy to answer. The door suddenly opens, and Fluttershy stands in the doorway, staring at Applejack.
“Oh. H-hello, Applejack. Did you want something?”
“Hey there, sugarcube. Um… Twilight came ta me today, and she told me some… news.” Applejack says, eying Fluttershy nervously.
“Oh.” Fluttershy states, frowning slightly. “I-is it bad news? I don’t know if I want to hear bad news…”
“Ahm… depending on how ya take it, I ‘spose it could be bad news… but not relatively speakin’.”
“Oh, that’s good. Well then, please tell me this news. I mean, if you want…”
“’Course I want to, Fluttershy,” Applejack says. “It’s just, I hope you won’t be upset…” Applejack mutters, under her breath.
“Why would I be upset at good news?” Fluttershy wonders. Applejack sighs, not meaning for her to hear.
“Well, Twi was diggin’ round in the Ponyville archives, or whatever it was, and she said she’d found my family tree. And you were in it.” Applejack confesses, hoping for a good reaction.
“Oh… that’s… confusing.” Fluttershy frowns slightly. “But, why would I be mad? That’s wonderful news!” Fluttershy says, a hint of cheerfulness in her voice.
“Really? That’s a relief. Well,” Applejack states, unsure, “Welcome to the family, I ‘spose.” She holds out her hoof to Fluttershy – who accepts it – and they both give a hoofshake. “Y’know Fluttershy, you’re welcome to the farm anytime. Although, you already were…” Applejack mutters. Fluttershy just laughs, and AJ joins in, both happily now relatives.
“Ooh, I forgot to ask,” Fluttershy says, suddenly. “What am I? In relations?” She asks.
“Oh, yer my sister, sugarcube!” Applejack responds cheerfully.
Fluttershy slams and locks the door behind her, all the while heavy sobbing could be heard.
Norse Pony’s comments: Oooh, harsh. Poor Fluttershy, and poor Fluttershy’s ruined romantic dreams. I liked this angle, the tragic one-sided love story was an interesting direction to take the prompt. Good stuff. And welcome to TMP! I hope to see more from you in the future. : )