A/N: here the next chapter. I'm so happy that i could post this before the end of the school year. I also wanted to say there will be more Fluttercord in the next chapter so be patient.
"It all started 4 years ago in the little village of Bucktown. I came from a family that was poor and, I mean dirt poor. I was only 4 at the time and, yet I was put to work to help support my family. You know, cleaning windows and chalkboards at school."
"Skip the sappiness. Get to the point already!" Scootaloo interrupted, earning a hit from Apple Bloom. Scootaloo rubbed the lump on her hoof that was now forming.
"Ow, that hurt." She remarked.
"Don't be rude, let'er finish her story." Apple Bloom scolded. Scootaloo muttered something under her breath. As Sweetie Belle cleared her throat again.
"Now as I was saying.
I worked my tail of every day, but I didn't even enough for a crust of bread to eat. Anyway, one day, my sister decided that she was going to look for stuff to sell. She said, I could go with her to help carry things.
Well, after we bought a weeks worth of food, we decided to head down to the shore to collect a few sharp shells that we could work with. When we got there, my sister's horn started glowing brightly and started to drag her all around the beach.
It turned out, my sister accidentally cast a gem finding spell. Oh, we dug up so many gems that it seemed we were never going to go hungry again.
There were rubies, emeralds, diamonds, crystals, sapphires, any gem you could imagene of.
At this point, Spikes mouth started to water.
"I have never seen such beauty before. As we started to walk away, something grabbed me by my legs, and it hurt. The rest was pretty much a blur from then. But I do remember something sharp being pointed at my neck and rarity crying. My captor said something about letting me live if she joined the crew.
Then, everything went black. I remember waking up in a weird room and then Rarity came in. Her cloths changed from an apron to a bunch of old rags. She told me that we were on a ship and, that I would be a helper.
And that's exactly what I became. We went everywhere from small villages like bucktown, to huge kingdoms like haywaii. At first I thought we were just visiting and sailing for fun, but slowly I noticed that we were getting new stuff everywhere we went. I finally realized they were stealing from the nobles. But that's not the only thing I noticed.
The more time we spent on the sea, the curler Rarity got. One day, I was mopping the deck when I accidentally knocked overboard my sister's favorite gems. She saw what happened and started screaming at me. Then, she did something I know my real sister would never do, no matter what. She struck me. I backed away from her in terror, but tripped. I can still remember the words she said.
"Ha! You're nothing but a pathetic little filly. I should have never begged for you to come with me. You can't even stand on your own hoofs. You. Are. WORTHLESS."
Her words felt like daggers had plunged into my heart. I cried and cried, and all she did was laugh.
The next day, I woke up here."
Sweetie finished her story. By now, everypony in the room was tearing up, even Scootaloo, who was trying to hide it.
"Wow I-I'm sorry. I should have never asked. Fluttershy apologized.
"It's fine." Sweetie whispered, as Apple Bloom patted he back in comfort.
"Now it's mah turn. Apple Bloom declared.
"Hey, why do you have to go next? I want to go next." Scootaloo protested. Apple Bloom raised her hoof, like she was going to hit her again. Scootaloo flinched and started to sweat a little bit.
"On the other hoof, you can go next." Scootaloo said, with a nervous smile.
Apple Bloom nodded and continued her story.
"Now let's see,
Ah was raised on an apple farm mah family named 'Sweet Apple Acres' in the small town of hooford. Mah family sold apples to ponies all over Equestria. But mysteriously, we were still poor. Like all our bits that we earned went missing the next day.
"Oh great, more sappiness." Scootaloo mumbled, earning yet another hit from Apple Bloom.
"Ow! Would you quit that!" Scootaloo yelled, glaring at her.
"What did ah say 'bout interrupting ponies?" Apple Bloom scolded. "Now, as ah was sayin',
Ah was 5 when dis happened. Ah noticed my sister Applejack was coming home late for a while. Every night, she would come home aroun' midnight, tired and with bruises and scars. One day, ah snuck out of the house and followed Applejack. She led me ta this huge ship docked on the beach.
Ah saw my sister talking to the old captain of the ship.
They were talking about things ah didn't understand. The one thing ah remember most was yelling at Applejack. She was as scared as a sheep standing in front of a timber wolf. Then, she dug through her saddle bag and pulled out the money we made that month. She was the one stealing from our family. I remember that scene perfectly.
The captain counted the bits and, then became angry.
"You stupid mare." He yelled "This is not enough to cover your debt."
"Ya said to give half of all mah profit, that is half." Applejack protested.
"Well, next time. You give me all of it." Applejack's jaw dropped open.
"B-but ya can't be serious, ah have a family ta feed. No. Ah won't give 'em ta ya." The captain's eyes widen.
"Did you just say 'no." He demanded. Mah sister gulped, as she backed up a little. The captain raised his hoof and smacked her. The unexpected blow knock her down. Ah remember yelling to 'er, and rushin' to 'er side.
"A-Apple Bloom, what are ya doin' here? Quick, run." She told me.
"Quick, grab her before she can call for help!" Ah heard the captain say. Ah remember runnin', but it was a blur after that. The next thing ah knew, ah was here and my sister was forced to be part of the crew. Sweetie came like a week later, so ah had company. She came to see me over the months, but one day, she stopped coming."
Apple Bloom finished her story.
"Wow, tough. I remember when I first stepped on the ship." Spike sighed.
"It was a cool, crisp day. I was-" Spike started, but was interrupted by Scootaloo.
"Ah, come on. When can I go?" She yelled.
"Can you wait?" Spike asked, clearly annoyed.
"No. My stories cooler then yours." Was the response.
"Still going on. Now, where was I?
I was a page colt in Southamtrot at the time, living with Twilight. She's also part of the crew, you know. Anyways, Twilight lived in a library, so she was pretty smart. One day, we were just sitting there, minding our own business, when we heard screaming coming from outside. The town was being attacked by a bunch of pirates. They went straight to the duchess' palace and demanded gold.
They took her and locked her in the ship, saying she would be released if we give them all our gold. We did what they said, but they didn't let her out. The captain said there was not enough gold to pay the ransom. We asked what else they wanted, and you'll never believe was he said.
"I want another mare for my crew. And I pick."
Bad luck came to us that day, because he chose Twilight. He dragged me along too, saying he needed a cabin boy. We were the first ponies/dragons on that ship. And now, here I am."
"Wow. A cute little dragon like you, force to work for a horrible pony like him. I'm so sorry." Fluttershy apologized.
"Eh, it's fine. The old captain is gone." Spike shrugged.
"What happened to him?" Fluttershy asked
"Ol Stolen Gold. He fell overboard a long time ago." Scootaloo chimed.
Then, who's the new captain?"
"His name is Discord. Spirit of chaos and disharmony."
"Now can I tell my story?"" Scootaloo whined.
"Fine. Go ahead." Sweetie said. Scootaloo jumped up.
"Yes, finally. Now, where should I start.
I was born in the small town of Lincolt. I was raised in Celestial House Orphanage, ever since I was young. No matter how cute the name sounds, it was a horrible place. So I did what any responsible filly my age would do, run away in the dead of night."
"Are ya kiddin'? That's the the last thing any responsible filly would do. That was just idiotic and-" Apple Bloom stated, but was interrupted.
"Ok, I get it. I should have thought it out more. Now let me move on. I didn't interrupt you guys." Scootaloo protested.
"Yes you did." Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Spike yelled in unison. Scootaloo shrugged it off.
"So anyways, I forgot to pack food for the day-"
"Figures." Apple Bloom mumbled.
"-so I kinda, maybe, sort of… broke into the bakery and stole a few cookies. It was a good thing the Cakes didn't catch me.
So anyways, I gotten pretty good at stealing and pickpocketing, until the day I was caught.
I was walking in the streets, trying to find somepony who wouldn't notice me, and I finally found her. She was none other than, Rainbow Dash. Dun Dun Dun."
"Dun Dun Dun? Really?" Apple Bloom questioned.
"Don't hate me for adding excitement to this." Scootaloo stated."
"Hold on a minute. If she was your hero, then why did ya try an' steal from 'er?"
"I was desperate, ok. Hunger can drive anypony crazy. Now let me continue.
"Hey kid, what are you doing?" She yelled. I grabbed as much change as I could and bolted. She was hot on my trail. It was probably a dumb idea to head towards a dead end ally. So I did the only thing I could do at a time like this.
I broke down crying.
"Please don't hurt me. I only wanted a few bits for some food."
"Come with me. Now!"
I didn't have time to think or asked questions. I followed her, not knowing where we were going.
For some reason, she led me to a ship off the coast. It was huge, yet it was really old. Rainbow led me to this pony, which was Ol Stolen Gold. Captain of the SGS.
"SGS?" Apple Bloom question, utterly confused.
"Yeah. It stands for 'Stolen Gold's Ship.' He wasn't very smart." Scootaloo clarified, earning 'Ohhs' from the others.
Well, I heard about Stolen Gold before, and the second I saw him, I tried to make a break for it, but Rainbow held me down. She dragged me over to the captain.
"Second mate Dash. Who is this abomination?" He asked, pointing at me.
"Sir, this filly tried to pickpocket me when I wasn't looking. And she would have succeeded, if I didn't turn around." Rainbow explained.
"Well, then. She could be of use to us. Such skill for somepony so young. Bring her aboard." So, I was dragged aboard and fitted for *Ugh* a dress. They said it was to help me 'fit in' with the locals.
And we set sail for weeks on the hard sea and yadee yadee yada. I was a pickpocket along with Rainbow Dash. I grabbed the bits and she flew us off before anyone could notice. But one day, I was caught stealing from the captain.
You wouldn't believe how many time Stolen Gold hit me. I still have the scars to prove it. He even threatened to make me 'walk the plank,' whatever that means. With one last hit to my head, I was knocked out. When I woke up later, I was here."
Scootaloo finished with a huff.
"What about you? How were you kidnapped?" Scootaloo asked Fluttershy.
"I was at my wedding when the pirates crashed through the wall. Then, a purple unicorn blasted my father with magic and hurled him to a wall. When I went to him, the others blocked my way. They threw a net over me and I fell and hit my head. Then, I woke up here."
"Ooooo. That's tough. I mean, getting kidnapped on your wedding day, not cool." Scootaloo said. Fluttershy shrugged.
"It's fine. I didn't love him anyway. He was spoiled, and selfish, and so full of himself." Fluttershy stressed.
"Wow. Ah can see why ya didn't want ta marry him." Apple Bloom agreed.
Then, they heard a growling sound.
"W-What's that?" Fluttershy panicked.
"That, was my stomach. Anypony know when lunch is?" Scootaloo asked.
"They should be coming down in a bit." Spike assured. Just then, they heard hoof steps coming down the stairs.
"Alright you miserable land lovers. Lunch time." Twilight came into the light. Her peg leg and eyepatch were gone, proving that they were fake. She lit her horn and grabbed a set of keys. Twilight unlocked the CMC's cell door and let them out.
They scurried out of there quick, eager to get a bite to eat.
Twilight turned to Fluttershy's cage, making her squeak in fear. Twilight opened the door and undid her chains.
"The captain would like a word with yee." Twilight said in a scratchy voice, followed by many coughs.
"Sorry, pirate voices aren't my thing." She said with a laugh. Fluttershy gave her a surprised look. Twilight saw this and laughed again.
"Oh, I get it. You thought I was going to be mean and scary." She said. Fluttershy nodded.
"Well, I've only been here for 3 months. They haven't corrupted me yet, and I'm going to keep it that way." Twilight declared. Then her face hardened.
"But in order to do that, I have to act like them." Twilight sighed.
"Oh, that must be awful Miss… Um?" Fluttershy broke off at the end, releasing that she didn't know the unicorn's name.
"Oh, how rude of me. My name is Twilight Sparkle." She said. Fluttershy was surprised again. This was the pony Spike told her about.
"It's an honor to meet you. Spike told me so much about you." Fluttershy stated.
"He has?" Twilight shot Spike a look. Spike rubbed the back of his neck nervously.
"Oh yes. I'm so sorry you got taken from your home." Fluttershy said, trying to show sympathy for the poor unicorn.
"It's fine. I shoul-"
"Sparkle, hurry up and bring the prisoners." A scratchy female voice called. Twilight rolled her eyes.
"Alright, let's get this over with. Come here girls." Twilight said to the CMC. She grabbed a pair of shackles from the wall and adjusted them to each of their hoofs.
"Sorry to do this girls, but I have to." Twilight apologized. She turned to Fluttershy.
"Well, let's go meet the captain." With that, Twilight led the others upstairs.
A/N: Yay… cliffhangers (laughing uneasily)
I'll post the next chapter soon bye, bye.