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Ah! Angel must be hungry! by Bread-Crumbz Ah! Angel must be hungry! by Bread-Crumbz
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The gray light from outside poked through my window and slapped me in the face, reminding me that hiding in my dreams would only last so long. I tried to tune out the light but it was no use, even after throwing a pillow over my head.


I slowly sat up only to be hit by the worst migraine I had had in a long time. Between that and my sore, swollen eyes, this morning would be worse than waking up after a night of drinking the Apple family's cider.

I wanted to lay back down on the couch and will my headache away but I knew I had work to do. My animals needed feeding, despite how sick I felt at that moment.

I slowly pushed myself off the couch and while walking outside glanced at myself in the mirror, almost cringing at the sight.

My pink mane was tangled and sticking up in certain areas. I knew maybe I could ask Angel or something to brush my hair but not right now. He was probably starving.

Once outside, I grabbed the bag of feed and headed over to my chicken coop and backyard where all my little critters seemed to gather. Putting on my best fake smile and clearing my throat, I dusted the ground with the feed that everypony seemed to enjoy. Or at least tolerate. But there was one animal I knew wouldn't even tolerate this bland mixture.

"Oh Angel~" I called out to him. Of course, he didn't come so I fluttered in the air, flying over to his little house.

"Angel, who's a hungry baby?" I cooed in my best baby voice, hoping he'd hop out of his little hut happily.

Still nothing.

Panic set in at this point as I dashed over and peered into his hut. It seemed empty, but some chewed up apple cores made me suspect he was here recently. My breathing speed increased as I felt a panicked lump in my throat form.

"Angel..?! Angel...?!?" I called, panicking. I rushed over back to my tree house, practically running despite being in the air as I flew.

I heard a chuckle near my front door and it sounded familiar. I felt fear and anxiety sink in as I flew faster and faster. Finally arriving, I sighed in relief when I saw the white little fluff ball hopping up and down. However, my relief quickly escaped as I saw a dark stallion standing in front of the rabbit.

"Hey! Would you cut it out?!" he snapped in annoyance. I could see not a playful look in his eyes, more of an annoyed look. Once those green eyes settled on me, he seemed to adjust his facial expression almost instantly and grinned.

I felt myself shutter with both anticipation and fear.

"Oh hey there, Fluttershy." he said, placing his hoof on Angel's head. "Is this little guy yours?" he asked, releasing his hoof as Angel frantically hopped over to me and hid behind my foreleg.

I nodded nervously. "Y-yes. This is Angel." my eyes lowered a bit in suspicion as I tilted my head. "He's one of my closest companions." I could feel Angel flailing about behind me, obviously upset at what RedRobin had been doing. I really wasn't in the mood to fight, so I simply picked Angel up and placed him on my back. "He wasn't bothering you, was he?" I asked Red.

RedRobin adjusted himself and cleared his throat, puffing his chest out. "Huhn? Him? Nah. He's...quite the cutie pie." he said through his teeth. It didn't take a genius to see that he wasn't too thrilled by Angel, however not many ponies liked the bunny either.

"I was just going to feed him...would you maybe like to join me?" I didn't want to let either Angel or Red out of my sight. I didn't want them to fight, or Red to interact with my other animals.

RedRobin hesitated at first but shrugged. "Sure, I don't mind!" he said, trotting closely next to me. I could feel Angel grow restless behind me as I walked to where I kept all my vegetables. As we trotted along, I tried to fight sleep but it seemed despite how quickly I passed out last night, I was still tired. Probably this headache.

As I felt myself zone out, I heard a blood curdling scream and my back feel slightly lighter than before. I whisked around to see RedRobin bucking about angrily as Angel chewed relentlessly on his ear. My jaw dropped and I heard myself let out a squeak as I stood motionless for a few moments, unsure of what to do.

Angel normally had good judge of character, but to be this mean to RedRobin...this stallion couldn't be that bad, could he?

"Ah! Angel must be hungry!" I said, nervously giggling. This time, it didn't seem Red was too happy about the way things turned out.

"!!" he said, shaking his head about. This time I felt I needed to intervene. He was going to hurt both himself AND Angel at this point.

I ran over, grabbing Angel's food with my mouth and prying him off of Red. Tossing Angel on my back and wrapping him up in my wings, I turned to see blood dripping down Red's ear, and his once cool and flirtatious eyes take on a red hot fiery rage. His teeth were showing and he almost looked like an angry Timber Wolf.

Gritting his teeth, he shot daggers at Angel, who I assumed glared angrily back at the bleeding Pegasus. "Might..want to keep that thing on a leash, eh?" he hissed.

I turned back to face Angel who was still giving this guy dirty looks. Biting my bottom lip, I knelt down and slipped Angel off my back.

"'s time you go back to your hut, Angel. I'll feed you later." I said in a hushed voice. The tiny bunny folded his arms, but listened to me and darted back toward his hut. I trotted over to Red, examining his ear. "Let me...patch that up for you." I said with a shrug.

Red turned to me, the fire in his eyes cooling and he blinked a couple times before nodding. "Okay. That would be nice."


Once I wrapped the wound around his ear in gauze and bandages, he seemed to calm down almost instantly. Maybe his ego forgot he was attacked by a rabbit five times smaller than himself.

"I'm telling you, Fluttershy.." he went on. "...being on tour and seeing all of Equestria-no, all of the world is truly amazing! You see things beyond your wildest dreams." he fell backwards on my couch and smiled at me. "It'd be great if you accompanied me."

I turned and washed the bloodied rags I used to dry his wound and closed my eyes. "I don't know, RedRobin.." I muttered. "I have a lot of responsibilities here-"

I heard a scoff. "What, you mean those flea ridden animals-Er I mean...your little friends?" he said, correcting himself. I heard his hoof steps approach me and he placed a wing on my shoulder. I flinched a bit, but turned my eyes up toward him.

"Aren't you ready to follow your dreams?" he asked in a soft voice. I shrugged and backed away a bit. "I..I dunno. This was always my dream, caring for animals."

He laughed. "In this house? In Ponyville? Don't you want to care for more than just goats and cows? And ...rabbits?" he backed away, lifting his hooves in the air for effect. "How about a dragon? Or a griffin? Or exotic animals and creatures you've only read about in story books?" he asked me. And immediately words like exotic, and dragons, and griffins...and animals began to buzz in my head like a million Parasprites. RedRobin trotted over to me again, that same cool grin on his face.

"All I'm saying is..why limit yourself to Ponyville?" he practically whispered in my ear, seducing me with ideas of being one of the greatest animal caretakers in all the land.

I remained silent, unsure of what excuse I could make. "But..if I do go with, who will care for my animals?" I asked, frowning at the idea of my lovelies starving.

"Already taken care of." he said almost instantly. "I will send over five ponies over everyday to check on them, feed them, clean their homes...even the little demon rabbit." he assured me, wrapping his foreleg around me. I cringed again at his touch, but tried to hide it better this time. He was doing me a huge favor.

RedRobin leaned in, whispering in my ear. "Come with me..and I will make sure you get into the finest vet school in Equestria."

I remained motionless until I pushed him off me and blinked my cyan eyes at him. "And...what is the catch?" I asked hesitantly.

He paused, before bursting into an uproar of laughter. "Catch?! Oh silly Fluttershy, there is no catch! Just keep me company whenever I'm not singing and dancing for my fans!"

Again, hesitation set in. When he said 'keep me company' did he mean just sit and talk..or something else...? I bit my bottom lip, knowing I couldn't turn an offer like this down. A free term at the best vet college in could I say no?

"Just..give me some time to get my things together, and I'll go.." I said, trying to hide the hesitation in my voice.

His mouth contorted into that same cool smile, except his eyes seemed to show a bit more of a crazed look. "Aw good, you made the right choice." he trotted over to the door, already awaiting a carriage to take him off. "I'll be back at around say...8 o'clock. I trust you'll make the necessary arrangements until then?" he asked. Before I could answer he disappeared into his carriage as it road down the path away from my house. I released a captive sigh and closed the door.

What would I say to all my Angel..and Rarity, and Twilight...and Pinkie and Applejack and...and...

I shut my eyes tightly. "Well..I'm following my dream..." I whispered, trying to fight back tears. "I hope you do the same. Or this was all for nothing." I picked myself up and began to trot upstairs, to pack my bags. Then I would go off to say goodbye to my friends.
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Redfierykitteh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015   Filmographer
jolteonlover2004 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Artist
Go angel!!!!!!
Morris4480 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
No D: bring angel fluttershy, your making a mistake :(

don't leave your friends, don't leave any pony 
CrysticMystic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
those look like eyelashes on redrobin lol
bryceman6192 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
MayRothwell Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I was really happy for the art on this one... But then I read it.......

Cityofbones0 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
P.P.S. This art is satisfying.
Cityofbones0 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Alright, I'm hoping I sense this story is coming to a turning point.
I want to believe that this story will end happily. This is the last chance for things to be set right. I feel that time is running out to pull off a big happy romantic ending. Fluttershy is not herself. She's actually considering leaving Ponyville for some showpony that she knows will not treat her with decency! She CAN'T want this! 

Can she?! Surely not!

P.S. Crossing my fingers that Angel (or somepony! anypony!!) will come through and castrate this asshole for us.
soulfan01 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Photographer
that little bitch
ZakSaturday2468 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, dear.... Crumbz, do you have a mop? My feels broke all over the floor again...
Ollie-C Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
FFFF why must you leave Flutter?!?!
siathedragon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how to hell can she follow a dream ,when she dont want to,god i love this story
InsanityCorps Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Ahem! *Opens gold-lined scroll*
I hereby decree that the rabbit know as "Angel Bunny" can now be dismissed of all past inconveniences that he hath bestowed upon Fluttershy or her friends. He is obviously a great judge of character and wants nothing but the best for her.
Fluttershy, on the other hand, seems to have misplaced a whole section of her brain. She hath slept with an obvious shitlord and has decided to leave her friends behind. Shame on that particular equine. Shame on her and her whole family line. My only prayer right now is that she notices her folly and recuperates with her obvious soul mate: the rainbow-haired speedster.
jd9393 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
:iconrdclapplz: Never too late to applaud good comments.
InsanityCorps Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Never ever. :D
KiraOnline Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Hear hear! Very well said, my friend!
InsanityCorps Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Why, thank you Kira. I do try when something like this perturbs me on several levels.
Baffelball Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
InsanityCorps Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I try :3
merc267 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
voodoo24000 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Wow. To be honest, I kinda thought you'd died or something.
Good to see you haven't.
Now to see what I've missed :D
Liam9787 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
wat r u doin
drakchao Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
angle is a frecking jerk
derp1995 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
No bro RedRobin is the jerk I:
drakchao Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
monkey-bubbles191 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
omg i have been waiting for this chapter forever! ;D nice job as always!
XxgoddesofepicnessxX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The story: yes
DJ-Ghetto-Headphones Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
djthomp Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Kick his ass, Angel!
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:icondemagicsplz::iconsaysplz:HOW could she say no?

I'm suspecting she feels deep inside that she needs this obvious escape from all of the things that reminds her about Dash and from her friends' judging glares aswell, even though she doesn't want to admit it to herself just yet. :P
LunaCarya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
*sigh* Fluttershy's selling herself too cheap. That RedRobin has a toxic and invasive personality, IMO.
Since the bird chapter I've been hoping Fluttershy got the courage and drive to apply to Vet School, and then maybe joining Rainbow outside Ponyville. So let's see where's this going...
Ano170 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
It's out! Now I can blink again!

I'm truly torn - I don't know whether I should pity poor Fluttershy or scream at her; still I suspect that's the idea, and you're brilliant at it.
My only disappointment is that Angel didn't go straight for the throat and finish the job...
DolphinBuster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fluttershy. I am disappoint. I hope she does something rebellious. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. :iconimpossibruplz:
Dragonhawk21 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Geevingify Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Almost lost the plot when I saw this. YAAAAYYY.
xles Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nooo, Fluttershy, don't do it!

Requesting permission to be a nitpicky asshole;
In the fifth paragraph (sixth if you include the dialogue), the part about asking Angel to brush her mane is awkwardly phrased. "I knew maybe I could ask Angel or something to brush my hair but not right now." could be interpreted as "or something" referencing back to Angel, as some thing rather than some one, which is just rude toward Angel.

Assuming that Fluttershy is indeed evaluating options rather than friends to help her brush her mane, may I suggest "I knew maybe I could ask Angel to brush my hair or something, but not right now." as an alternative. This would take care of the problem, while not affecting the story.

That said, love the new chapter. I should re-read the entire story one day.
Glad you're back. :hug:
Bread-Crumbz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for pointing that out for me! :> Sorry, I'm a bit rusty..can you tell? XD thanks for that though!
xles Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, no problem, that happens when life gets in the way. Got a new minwage myself that's sucking up all of my time as well. Nice to get paid, but I'd like more than an hour between coming home and going back to bed. Nothing gets done on work nights, which is rather frustrating.
Anywho, I'm just glad you're back, and not dead in a ditch somewhere. :happybounce:
r3inb0w-dash Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Crumbz... there is a reason I love you and your work, you have inspired me to write my own work, I have my first chapter up.. It's not as impressive as your stuff but, oh my Bread, I want to have the skills you possess.
Bread-Crumbz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW thank you so much for this lovely comment! :heart:
BronyTas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I missed you :D You can ask my friend. I have been eagerly awaiting a new part
khanage94 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
For the love of god fluttershy! You still love RD and you know it! I hate RedRobin! I hope this story ends well.
NintendoGal55 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fluttershy....*Sigh* Following your dream? And all of this for nothing? You brought this on yourself. You will have no one to blame but you if this fails. And you know what? As much as I like you and would love to see you succeed at your vet school, I hope you realize what a huge mistake this all is. Red Robin doesn't even care about what YOU want. While I admit it would be good for you to get out there, go to vet school and do some things, this is not the way to go. And frankly, he doesn't even give to flying feathers about your animals. He's just whisking you away as some trophy girlfriend and making it all about what HE wants, what HE thinks you should do.

Oh, and Rainbow IS following her dreams. But only because you pretty much forced her to. It wasn't on her own terms by any means.'re not even happy, are you?

XD Sorry, had to just talk directly to Fluttershy for a minute.

So it seems Red Robin really IS quite a rebound and taking to her emotional vulnerability. So I do see where you're going at here. Fluttershy's behaviour is both understandable, even if infuriating, but that's the point of it, of course. She needs to learn a serious lesson in all of this.

Now we come to this. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are both following aspects of their dreams. For all the wrong reasons. And that's just going to come and bite them. :no:

But I'm still sticking through this! :la:
Deelfinoiy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Good to see you back Crumbz!
GarethJason Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yippee New chapter, RedRobin deserved to get his ear bit, he is just an attention whore and an asshole.
Angel-chi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Angel. I love you.
But why Fluttershy? Why did you do it? :'c
David-Irastra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh no i don't like this... poor fluttershy...

damn now i want what will happen!!!
great job!
winterpercussion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOO! another chapter :D Great work on this one!(: I can't wait to see more from you very soon :D
PancakeTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Artist
I love the picture lol!
zaiali Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
good boy angel, now kill him.

And when do things get good for them again?
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