Edit: A/N: Ooops forgot the reason why I updated. There's fan art of Everlasting! It was made for my birthday, it's not the best, but it's the though that matters. I'm going to add to my profile and if you've been to my DeviantArt page it's in my favs...
Chapter 6: Dragonshy
It was just a normal day in Ponyville…
Too bad no one by Fluttershy realized there was a large cloud of smoke coming from the mountains.
She tried to warn everyone but they wouldn't listen to her, Rainbow Dash was more interested in break the ball bouncing record and Everlasting was more in interested in how everyone would react to time travel.
"Hey Fluttershy, what's wrong?" asked Derpy.
Fluttershy went over to Derpy.
"It's terrible!" cried Fluttershy, "You see…"
But before she could warn Derpy, Twilight called out "Attention everyone! Smoke is spreading all across Equestria."
The Ponies began to whisper among themselves.
"But don't worry, I got a letter from Princess Celestia, it's not coming from a fire!" said Twilight, "It's a dragon."
"Oh that's good." Said Derpy.
Fluttershy on the other hand was freaking out.
"Dragon?" she whelped.
Not too long later the group of 9 friends met up at the library.
"So what in tar nation is a dragon doing in Equestria?" asked Applejack.
"Sleeping." Answered Twilight.
"Great…" mumbled Everlasting, "Adult Dragons sleep for a century!"
"She's right." Sighed Twilight, "His snoring is what's causing the smoke."
"And a dragon with choric snoring is sleeping here for a 100 years… that's just peachy…" muttered Carrot Top.
"He should really see a doctor." Said Pinkie.
"Well I think we should give him the boot." Said Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Dash began to show off her fighting moves.
"No…" said Twilight, "We need to encourage him to take a nap somewhere else. Princess Celestia has given up this mission."
When she said that Rainbow Dash saluted.
"If we fail Equestria will be covered in smoke for a 100 years." Said Twilight.
"All right every pony, I need you all to gather supplies quickly." Said Twilight, "We've got a long joinery ahead of us, get supplies quickly and meet back here in an hour."
"All right girls, the fate of Equestria is in our hooves." Said Rainbow Dash, "Do we have what it takes!"
Rarity, Applejack, Everlasting, Pinkie and Derpy cheered.
Fluttershy squeaked while Carrot Top gave a flat "Maybe…"
Everlasting and Derpy both looked at Carrot Top.
"What… I'm being realistic, what's wrong with that?" asked Carrot Top.
"Let's get that dragon!" cheered Everlasting trying to get think back on track.
"Yeah!" they cheered.
They all got ready, by getting their packs packed, putting on war paint and getting their swords sharpened.
And hour later, they all lined up into order to face the dragon.
"All right I'm mapping out the fastest way to the top of the mountain we do want to be there by nightfall." Said Twilight.
"Mountain?" asked Fluttershy.
"Yes a mountain the smoke is clearly coming from there." Said Carrot Top.
"Look like this will call for Yuki-Chan! Back from her re-forging!" said Everlasting, "I even splurged for a process so that she'd react to my magic."
"Why did it did need to reformed?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"Shows what you know anything about swordsmanship." Said Everlasting.
"What?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"It looks cold up there." Said Applejack.
"That's right." Said Rainbow Dash changing the subject, "The higher you get the colder it becomes."
"Oh good thing I brought my scarf." Said Rarity.
She took out her scarf and Pinkie thought it was pretty.
While they talked amongst themselves, Twilight was putting forth her plan.
"Um… Twilight… I was wondering if I could stay behind." Said Fluttershy.
"Yeah… sure…" said Twilight.
The others watched this.
"Looks like Fluttershy's trying to escape." Said Carrot Top.
They watched as Twilight showed Fluttershy that Spike was now in change of taking care of Fluttershy's animals.
"I better go talk to Twilight." Muttered Rainbow Dash.
"Do you think Fluttershy be able to help." Said Rarity.
"Who knows, I think that she has some inner strength that she doesn't even realize she has." Said Everlasting, "Oh that's a perfect idea for Lighting Strike..."
"Evy's now's not the time to come up with ideas for your novel." Said Carrot Top.
"Fluttershy's hiding from her own shadow again." Sighed Applejack.
"The poor dear." Sighed Rarity.
"Let's make sure she can do it then!" said Derpy.
"I don't know…" said Carrot Top.
"All right! Move out!" called out Twilight.
They headed towards the mountain, dragging Fluttershy along.
When they got to the mountain there was a large rumbling noise.
"What was that?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"That's the sound of a dragon snoring." Said Twilight.
"All right, I'm going up ahead to check it out." Said Rainbow Dash.
However Derpy blocked her.
"No! You're not!" said Derpy.
"Why not?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"Because me and Fluttershy can't fly as fast as you." Said Derpy.
"Derpy has a point, there is a safety in numbers." Said Applejack.
"Fine…" muttered Rainbow Dash, "And I can't believe Derpy has a point…"
They started climbing the mountain.
"I heard the only thing that glitters more than a dragon's scales are the jowls that make up it's bed." Said Rarity.
"Funny, I never heard of dragon scales glittering." Said Everlasting.
"What do you know about Dragons?" asked Rarity.
"Not much, mostly biological stuff… but more than most ponies." Said Everlasting, "Hey I'm a pony who does her studying when writing"
"Still." Said Rarity, "I hope that the dragon gives me one of his jewels."
"Here Rarity! Have one of my jowls!" said Pinkie doing a rather gravely dragon voice, "Rarwr!"
This made everyone but Twilight laugh.
"Hey… where Fluttershy." Said Twilight.
They saw that Fluttershy was still at the foot.
"Come on Fluttershy!" said Everlasting.
"What are you waiting for? And invitation?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"Oh, oh I have one!" said Pinkie.
She took one of out her saddlebags which exploded in confetti, surprising Rainbow Dash.
"Why did you bring that stuff?" asked Carrot Top.
"I might need it." Answered Pinkie with a shrug.
Carrot Top sighed when she said that.
"But it's so high…" whimpered Fluttershy.
"It is a mountain." Said Rainbow Dash.
Derpy glared at Rainbow Dash and went to full mother mode. She flew down to Fluttershy.
"Don't worry Fluttershy, I know you've been higher than this before." Said Derpy, "After all Cloudsdale is a higher altitude."
"Are you sure?"" asked Fluttershy.
"Don't worry it will be fine." Said Derpy.
"Okay…" whispered Fluttershy.
She began to fly but as she flew the dragon snored so loudly it not only scared her so much that her wings closed but they refused to open again.
"Fluttershy…" muttered Rainbow Dash.
""Come on Fluttershy we don't have time for this." Said Twilight.
That was when Applejack grabbed the map from Twilight.
"What are you doing?" asked Twilight.
"I'm going around the mountain to fund another path." Said Applejack.
"That's going to take forever." Said Rainbow Dash.
Fluttershy said nothing, however there was another dragon snore and Fluttershy fainted with an odd goat noise.
What was that noise?" asked Derpy
"Don't worry, we'll be there lickety split." Said Applejack.
Rarity and Pinkie were playing tic tac toe and it was their 35th game...
Also Everlasting wrote over 20 pages of her latest novel.
"I still can't believe you're writing." Said Carrot Top.
"What else am I supposed to do the pass the time?" asked Everlasting.
"She has a point." Said Derpy.
That was when Applejack finally returned with Fluttershy who was still unconscious.
"We. Made. It." said an exhausted Applejack.
"Told you it was going to take forever." Muttered Rainbow Dash.
They let Applejack rest for a bit and then continued on their way, that was when they came across two ledges they had to jump across.
All 6 of the earth bound ponies were able to make the jump, but since Fluttershy's wings weren't working very well she was to scared to cross.
"Your turn Fluttershy." Said Twilight.
"But it's so wide." She said.
"We should moving much faster then this." Said Twilight.
"Come on you can do." Said Everlasting, "It's not that wide…"
"You could just jump over." Said Applejack.
The dragon once again snored and Fluttershy flinched.
"There's nothing to be afraid of, It's just a hop ski and a jump." Said Pinkie.
Pinkie began to sing how it was just a hop skip and a jump.
"We don't have time for this." Said Twilight.
"Twilight, Twilight, Twilight…" said Carrot Top "You have to learn, when Pinkie Pie starts signing nothing will stop her."
Twilight stared at Carrot Top.
"That's not what I meant." She said.
After the song Fluttershy tried it, and got scared and froze in between the two ledged however since they were just a few inches apart she didn't fall however she was to scared so they all pulled and pushed her so she could cross.
"Sorry I guess I forgot to jump." Said Fluttershy.
Rainbow Dash shook her head.
They continued on their way.
"We have to be quiet." Whispered Twilight, "According to the map this is a avalanche zone. Even the smallest peep can cause a huge rock slide."
"Ava…" said Fluttershy.
They managed to calm her down.
They continued on they're way however a leaf fell onto Fluttershy which made her yell out "Avalanche!"
Of course this jump started a rockslide.
They all managed to dodge the rocks, although Twilight almost got crushed but thanks to Applejack she was okay.
"Is everypony okay?" asked Everlasting.
There were a few groans but everyone was fine.
"Ooh! Ooh let's do that again!" said Pinkie.
"Let's not." Sighed Carrot Top.
"Oh man… what are we going to do?" asked Everlasting looking at the large mound of dirt and rocks blocking their path.
"We have to climb over." Said Twilight.
"I'm sorry…" whispered Fluttershy.
"It's okay." Said Derpy comforting her.
They climbed over, when they got to the other side Rarity unfoundedly slipped and landed on everypony else who wasn't able to fly.
"My apologies." Said Rarity.
"It wasn't your fault." Said Rainbow Dash.
Derpy looked at Rainbow Dash.
When they got untangled.
"Still think it was a good idea to bring Fluttershy along?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"We'll see." Said Twilight.
They got to the cave.
"All tight! Rainbow Dash! Derpy! You two will clear the smoke." Said Twilight.
Both of them saluted.
"Pinkie Pie, Carrot Top and Rarity you will three create a distraction." Said Twilight.
Pinkie took out a rubber chicken which began to shake around like a dog with a toy.
Rarity and Carrot Top both gave Twilight looks that said "Really?"
"Applejack and Everlasting, if you have to you can defend us with your apples and Yuki-Chan."
Applejack kicked some apples at a rock while Everlasting used Yuki-Chan to slice a leaf in half.
"Hopefully it won't come to that." Said Twilight, "Because me and Fluttershy are going to wake him up gently and convince him to move."
Twilight went into the cave but she didn't know that Fluttershy didn't follow. Twilight came out and tired to get Fluttershy to follow her.
"Come on Fluttershy! WE have to do this." Said Twilight trying to her drag into the cave the others joined her.
"I can't go into the cave." whispered Fluttershy.
"Oh come on!" said Rainbow Dash, "You're scared of caves now!"
"I'm not scared of caves, I'm scared of…" said Fluttershy but she squeaked the last part.
"What was that?" asked Twilight.
She tried to say it again, but once again couldn't.
"What was that sugar cube." Said Applejack.
"I'm scared of dragons." Said Fluttershy.
That was once again the dragon snored.
"But Fluttershy you're great with animals." Said Twilight.
"That's because they're not dragons." Said Fluttershy.
"Oh come you stared down a ferocious manticore!" said Rainbow Dash.
"But it wasn't a dragon." Said Fluttershy.
"What about last year you when you faced down a Dalek and convinced it to back down." Said Derpy.
"Dalek?" asked Twilight.
"Long story… and don't ask… none of are quite sure what they were." Said Everlasting.
Derpy seemed to fidget when Everlasting said that.
"Because it wasn't a Dragon." Said Fluttershy.
"What about Spike, he's a dragon and you talk to him all the time." Said Pinkie.
"Yes because he's not a giant ferocious eat you up in one bite adult dragon!" said Fluttershy.
Once again the dragon snored.
"Then why didn't you say so earlier?" asked Twilight.
"Because I was afraid too." Whimpered Fluttershy.
"Look now sugar cube, we're all afraid of the dragon." Said applejack.
"I'm not." Said Rainbow Dash.
"We're almost all afraid." Said Applejack, "So get in there with Twilight and do that job."
"I… I… I just can't." sighed Fluttershy who went to hide somewhere.
"Oh Fluttershy." Whispered Twilight.
Twilight took a breath, "Okay I'm going into that cave and try to convince him to leave. I'm sure he doesn't know what he's doing, right?"
"Oh this is going to end well." Muttered Carrot Top.
When Twilight went into Derpy looked at Rainbow Dash.
"I need to talk to you about something." Said Derpy.
"What?" asked Rainbow Dash.
"The way you've been treating Fluttershy all day." Said Derpy.
"Why should I tell you, you're not my mother." Muttered Rainbow Dash.
"But you've known each other since you were fillies." Pointed out Derpy, "Yet you're treating her like a burden."
Rainbow Dash sighed and remained silent.
Before she could finally respond though, Twilight came out with a large amount of smoke.
"Looks like that worked." Sighed Carrot Top very sarcastically.
"I didn't look like it." Said Pinkie.
Carrot Top rolled her eyes.
"Looks like this will take a little pony charm." Said Rarity.
"Why do I have the feeling that Rarity is going to mess this up?" asked Twilight.
"I think she's going to forget the reason why she went in." said Carrot Top.
When Rarity failed… she was lamenting the fact she couldn't get a diamond.
"What about trying to get him to leave." Said Twilight.
"Ph right…" said Rarity.
"What about your gem finding spell?" asked Carrot Top.
"I'm going in." said Carrot Top, "I know it's probably not going to work… but who knows maybe he should fall for reverse psychology."
Carrot Top went in to the cave and came out less than a minute later.
"He slept through it." Muttered Carrot Top.
"All right then it's my turn." Said Pinkie… who was well dressed like a present with flippers, with a lot balloon and novelty sunglasses.
"What are you doing?" asked Twilight.
"Sharing a laugh will be a sure fire way to get someone on your side." Said Pinkie.
She went into a cave and gave a chipper "Hi!" There were several crashes and Pinkie came out looking worse for wear.
"Turns out he wasn't up for sharing or laughing." Said Pinkie.
"Hey Evy don't you know a lot about dragons?" aside Applejack, "I mean you did mention something earlier about studying up on them."
"I only know the basics about dragon biology." Said Everlasting, "And the boo I used to study up on them wasn't very through… besides what am I supposed to do, read to him? Because that will only make him fall into a deeper sleep."
Applejack tired to come up with a response but couldn't.
"All right! We tried persuasion, charm, reverse psychology and whatever Pinkie Pie does…" said Rainbow Dash, "Now the time for action!"
Rainbow Dash flew in… despite the fact that Twilight tried to stop her.
Needless to say the dragon fought back after Rainbow Dash kicked him. He knocked all of them into a pile.
It also revealed Fluttershy's hiding spot.
She watched all as all of her friends were in a pile.
Something bubbles up inside of her. She glared harshly at the dragon.
"HOW DARE YOU! HOW DARE YOU!" she yelled.
She flew towards the dragon and began to scold him.
"Listen here, mister. Just because you're big doesn't mean you get to be a bully. You may have huge teeth, and sharp scales, and snore smoke, and breathe fire. But you do not… I repeat… You do not! Hurt! My! Friends! You got that?" scored Fluttershy glaring fiercely at the dragon.
The dragon whimpered in response.
"Well?" asked Fluttershy.
"But that rainbow one kicked me." Responded the dragon.
Rainbow Dash nodded proudly.
"Don't be proud about that." Said Carrot Top.
"And I am very sorry about that. But you're bigger than she is, and you should know better. You should also know better than to take a nap where your snoring can become a health hazard to other creatures." Said Fluttershy.
" But I…" whimpered the dragon.
"Don't you "but I" me, mister. Now what do you have to say for yourself?" scolded Fluttershy when she didn't get a response, "I said, what do you have to say for yourself?"
The dragon began to cry, but Fluttershy comforted him.
"There, there. No need to cry. You're not a bad dragon, you just made a bad decision. Now go pack your things. You just need to find a new place to sleep. That's all."
And so the dragon left, the air was once again clear and everything was back to normal.
Though Rainbow Dash did become scared of the dragon…
And Fluttershy she did get a coincidence boost… but it wasn't by much… she still got scared when leaves fell on her and startled her.
Next Time: Thanks to a storm Twilight, Applejack, Rarity and Derpy all do slumber party... and it doesn't help that Rarity and Applejack are feuding what will happen? Find out next time!