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What do you call this? by Bread-Crumbz What do you call this? by Bread-Crumbz
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Once RedRobin had been gone for a while I was finally able to be with my thoughts. What had just happened? Did I really agree to go on tour with him in exchange for a scholarship to the best vet school in Equestria?

The Canterlot Academy of Veterinary care.

Dash was the only pony who knew I wanted to go there. I'm sure everypony else in our group knew as well, but I didn't go blathering on about my dreams. Not that it's a bad thing..but I was much more conservative about that kind of stuff...

My mind drifted back to the countless talks I'd have with Rainbow Dash about it. About my dream of being one of the best vets around.

"You can do it, Shy!"

"Listen, don't hold back for ANYPONY, got it?! Not for all of our friends, or your pets here, or even me! If you see something..just go for it!"

Nopony encouraged me like she did before. Sure RedRobin was offering to let me go to that school for free. But the cost was to travel with him and be on tour. You'd think this would be every mare's dream, right? Travelling alongside a popstar.

Well not if you're as shy as I am.

I sighed and closed my suitcase. What little clothing I owned was jammed in there. I'm sure I would get more along the way. I wanted so desperately to say goodbye to my animals but I knew that would be a bad idea. Same with my friends. I decided maybe I'd talk to Rarity about it. Surely she'd talk me out of this decision.

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"Darling you are the luckiest pony in Equestria right now! You must go, you simply MUST!" squealed Rarity, hopping aroud her boutique like an excited school girl. I groaned. This was not the answer I expected from her.

I rubbed my foreleg with my hoof, glancing over at her. "Oh..you don't think it's a bad idea?"

Rarity paused from her hopping and looked back at me, tilting her head. She looked at me like I just asked her what the meaning of life was: utterly confused. She let out a giggle like snort and cantered over to me, throwing her foreleg around me in an embrace.

"Well it certainly isn't going to happen again! You get a chance to go to the best Vet school in the land and the only price you have to pay is travel alongside one of the hippest pop stars around right now? Sounds like a sweet deal to me!" she said, pulling away. A confident smile on her face.

I opened my mouth to speak, but was cut out immediately by more Rarity ramblings.

"True I will miss you, but if he told you he'd take care of your animals for you then there isn't really much else to do except be whisked away by your prince charming!" she let out a whine now, flipping her gorgeous purple curls out of her eyes. "You are soooo lucky! You know I'd give up my entire boutique to be in your place! Well no, not really..maybe my secret stash of diamonds sure..." she walked back over to her sewing machine and continued working on another fantastic project of hers.

My eyes trailed down to my hooves. I knew Twilight would disagree, as would Applejack. Pinkie would probably have the same reaction as Rarity I'm sure. I should have gone to Twilight or Applejack...so why didn't I?

Was it because deep down I really did want this?

And accepting this offer in exchange for keeping him..company. This made me no better than a...a...

I was shaken from my thoughts when Rarity walked over to me, playing with my pink mane. "Would you like me to doll you up a bit before you go?" she asked, trying to fluff it up or something. She was obviously displeased with it.

I stepped back, shaking my head. "No no...if RedRobin wants me so bad, he will get the real me." I said, extending my wings.

Rarity smiled at me genuinely and I could see a few tears forming in her eyes. She trotted over to me, throwing me in a tight hug.

"You best get going soon then, right, Hon?" she asked, rubbing the back of my head.

I felt tears form in my eyes too as I shut them tightly, trying to fight them back. I had to be strong...this was my dream I was following now. "Of course, Rarity..." it was silent for a moment before I spoke again. "What about the others? I can't break the news to them-"

"I'll handle it." whispered Rarity before pulling away, however, her smile faded when she looked at my face.

My eyes were soaked by this point and I couldn't keep in the crying any longer. Rarity ran back over to me, throwing me in another tight hug. "I know, I know...I miss her too." she said. "We all do."

"It's my fault!" I cried into Rarity's shoulder. "She's gone and it's all my fault and you all hate me now!"

Rarity hugged me tighter, shaking her head. "No don't you dare blame yourself! None of us blame you, Darling..." she said, pulling away from me, keeping her hooves on my shoulders.

"Now now..you don't want him to see you crying like this. You have got to put on your best face." chimed Rarity, wiping her eyes as if trying to erase the fact that she had been crying with me. Her eyeliner running down her cheeks.

I smiled at Rarity's futile attempt to wipe away her tears. "Okay, Rarity...thank you. For everything."

Rarity shook her head, smiling. "I mean, the rest of us in Ponyville found our little niche but you and Rainbow Dash. Applejack has her apple farm, Pinkie and Sugarcube corner, Twilight and her library and studies and me with..well.." she threw her forelegs in the air a bit at the boutique. "But you two had different places to be." her smile turned a bit sad now. "It's bittersweet that you both found love in each other, though. All it did was hold you both back.." she said in a sad voice.

I sighed. In a way, she was right. Her and I together. The familiarity of it all. I knew ending it was right. Maybe not now, maybe not in a few weeks. But in the long run it was the right thing to do.

I picked up my suitcase in my mouth and gave Rarity one last smile. She waved and lowered her head, keeping her blue eyes on me. "Remember! Write!"

I giggled between the suitcase handle and nodded before opening the door.

I only walked a few meters before I was blinded by multiple flashing lights.


Cameras shoved in my face and voices I couldn't even recognize shouting questions I couldn't understand at me. I tried to shield my face with my forelegs, but it was no good. The bright, almost cruel flashes broke through and blinded me instantly. I could see nothing but spots everywhere I turned until I felt RedRobin drop down next to me.

I thought he was going to take me away but instead he threw his arm around me, giving a big smile to the cameras. "Aha, yeah we will have to get you a pair of sunglasses to block these flashes." he seemed to say, almost laughing.

I couldn't believe it. He was having the time of his life while I was having the worst anxiety attack of MY life. I wanted to yell at him. I wanted to say something but each word was cut off by my throat closing up. I just wanted this nightmare to be over.

"So is this your new girlfriend?" called one of the reporters.

RedRobin let out a cocky chuckle and flashed a big smile.

"I'm not saying she isn't but uh..." he threw his wing around me and pulled me into his uncomfortable heavy half arm'd hug tighter. "What do you call this?"

Can these reporters register normal pony emotions like the rest of us can? I doubted it. Because there was no way they were able to ignore the sheer horror on my face so easily like this unless they were unfeeling vultures.
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:iconlemonssononeko:
LemonsSonoNeko Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually have the intentions to chop of parts of his body and feed it to him.
He pisses me off.
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jd9393 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
:iconponyswagplz: Bitch, please! RedRobin wishes he had my swag!

Anyway, you tripping Fluttershy! He's ponified sleaze! The fact that Angel attack him so viciously should have tipped you off. He may dislikes other ponies, but he hates RedRobin with all of his being!
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Cityofbones0 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Damn it, Rarity! Why are you encouraging this?! 
Damn it, Fluttershy! Why are you letting this happen to yourself?!
Damn it, author! Why are you toying with my emotions like this?!
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X-Sapphir3Eclips3-X Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MayRothwell Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
My point exactly!
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
that's what reporters are unfeeling vultures lol great work crumbz
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LordColgate15 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Redrobins coat would look better stained with his own blood
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:iconlordcolgate15:
LordColgate15 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Please tell me fluttershy and rainbow dash get together again. Please?
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JakeJonRoberts Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You know, it's not Fluttershy or RedRobin or even Gilda I wanna smack in this story.

It's Rarity. DEAR GOD, SHE'S SUCH A BITCH IN THIS STORY!!!

"Holding you both back"??? Is she high or just a bitch?

I vote the latter!
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MayRothwell Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Eyup
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sodapoq Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaand my strong dislike towards RedRobin continues
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StormyTheSadCat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Graces such a good story! Flutttershy open your eyes, and get AWAY from RedRobin (umm)! Oh man I wish Rainbow dash was there! ><
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MayRothwell Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I agree with so many o these comments, like seriously
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Creepsalote78 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
por fluttershy
WANT
NEXT
CHAPTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DolphinBuster Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All I can say is, poor Fluttershy. Honestly though, I know this whole traveling thing with RedRobin won't end well. But hey, if she thinks she'll be okay, she can go ahead and do it. Not like I can do anything...unless I broke the forth-wall. :icontwipinkiesmileplz:
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sokom64 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome i don't want this to end !!!!
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19113425 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
aw man!i really like red robin's personality! is he your character or is he from mlp? if hes yours, can I use some of his personality?
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:iconbread-crumbz:
Bread-Crumbz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hehe wow you're the first to really like him! He's sort of this...representation of a rebound relationship and he is mine yes X3 if you want to take some aspects from him into a character i dont mind!
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19113425 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
also,useless question, but hw do u make buds?? or pics??
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:icon19113425:
19113425 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
oh jeez thank you!I wonder why hardly any people like him though...
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TheBadLuckCharm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I have read all of them so far. Please make more fast! They are awesome!!
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TheBadLuckCharm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
THIS IS THE BEST FANFIC EVER!! NO KIDDING!! You are amazing!! I LOVE EVRYTHING ABOUT THE STORY!! Omg all i have to say is Thank you for writing it :)
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monkey-bubbles191 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
so suspenceful! this is the best fanfic i have prob ever read no joke.. i cant wait to see more
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:iconleafdeer:
leafdeer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Photographer
please for love of celestia! put up more!
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please put more up! I am dying to want is going to happen next!
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XxgoddesofepicnessxX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dude that's epic!
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AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job!!
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:iconpancaketurtle:
PancakeTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Artist
ಠ_ಠ reporters, don't know anything! I need to know more!
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:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Reporters aren't payed to have feeling ಠ___ಠ lol Good chapter :)
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LillyTheOmegaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think I want to stab Red Robbin about now...Why cant Dash just swoop in and save her mare...?

I don't like where the story is going but you have me as your captive audience. Im keen to see how things are for RD in her captive position.
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XxgoddesofepicnessxX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes
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friendofvampires Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
did you intend for the irony at the end with vultures and feelings and reporters?
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Ano170 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Wow...the way you've drawn those paparazzi ponies in the background will haunt me in nightmares for years...
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:icongryffinz:
Gryffinz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goddammit I love this story. But if this persists much longer, I may just die of heartbreak.
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David-Irastra Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh.... i can't wait until the next part...but what will happend with RD? i mean... gilda is doing something nasty to wonderbolts.

so many questions and a long a wait...
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fasa004 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
After every chapter since RedRobin was introduced, I am hating him even more.
But still, MOAR!
:D
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IAmSwagg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I'm lovin the story. Nice work :)
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Jleicester231 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So glad to see these new chapters. Times like this i know waiting a long time for a good thing shows the work that goes into it. Loving your stuff.
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cutetoboe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
''Red Robin!'' eats*
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GarethJason Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This story... I love it :P
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XquiizitGam3r Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I love their expressions. :heart:
And another great chapter! I can't wait for the next! :D
So eager!! :eager:
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ComposerOfMoonlight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, why is Fluttershy going to the one pony who could not like RedRobin more? Rarity is far from the best to ask for advice. Even if her and Dash don't get back together, Dash needs to get Fluttershy out of this odd reverie, that's for sure.
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x3racer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
It's as was asked, and I quote: "Was it because deep down I really did want this?" Possibly, she did. Subconsciously, at least. She went to Rarity without even thinking about it, because Rarity would be the one who would most encourage her leaving with RedRobin.
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ComposerOfMoonlight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I think she could have picked a better friend for encouraging that leaving. Rarity is madly obsessed with RedRobin and is rather one-sighted in these matters. Fluttershy needs a new buddy, beside Red and Rarity.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
GERD DAMN IT RARITY!!!!! All the fics make her looks so ignorant as a friend.

AND WHY ISN"T RED ROBIN DEAD YET!?
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:iconfriendofvampires:
friendofvampires Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well, apparently the redrobin i pony-napped had a backup
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
*sigh* I need better a better hitman.
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:iconfriendofvampires:
friendofvampires Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oi, my torture worked perfectly, no need to get upset
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
and we call this fluter shocked
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NintendoGal55 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW. My dislike for Red freaking REBOUND has been rising. Does he REALLY have no idea that Fluttershy doesn't like this? Okay, he's not a bad pony by any stretch, and he's meant to represent rebound relationships (still looking at you, Fluttershy.), but yeah. He doesn't have the passion or care toward Fluttershy that a good lover would have. Frankly, all I can see now is that she's a pretty trophy to him. Sure, he's helping her getting into the Vet school and all, but that's just buttering her up, not with any real encouragement to follow her dream.

Reporters and paparazzi... Yup, they still need to be criminally charged.

I do feel bad for Fluttershy, but on the other hand, all I can do is shake my head and say "You brought this on yourself, kiddo".

Still eager to go through this, pal! :la:
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