Chapter 3: flakes and spines
it was another dia and Flippy had just found out, another árvore friend was coming! He was relieved that it wasn't Shifty and Lifty but he was surprised at who decided to mover here. Flaky. “well, at least Fluttershy won't be the only paranoid one.” Flippy thought. She was coming later that day. “i just hope no FlippyxFlaky fãs are around, those things get annoying, so what, Fliqpy didn't kill her once, he knew she would die anyway! He's as annoyed with this as I am, oh well, just ignore them and let em post their pics and vídeos on youtube and facebook and they won't complain.”
“Flippy, Scootaloo said another árvore friend was coming today, do you know who it is?” a small voice sounded from near the ground at Flippy's feet. maçã, apple bloom was sitting there with big eyes.
“i know her, she's a lot like Fluttershy except she's not a pony.” Flippy told her.
“wow, really? Do you think she'll get along with Fluttershy and her animals?” maçã, apple bloom said.
“probably, but she's scared of animals..and shadows....and the wind....and most of all, me.”
“she's scared of you? But you're such a nice guy.”Apple bloom said.
“hehe, yeah, nice guy, we can say that.” Flippy said.
“why do you say it like that?” maçã, apple bloom asked.
“um, ask aguardente de maçã about my welcoming party.” Flippy replied.
“okay.” maçã, apple bloom said and walked away.
A thought suddenly hit Flippy. “oh crap, I better warn Pinkie that she HATES parties, she's as scared of them as she is of me.” Flippy started walking to Sugarcube corner. He couldn't help but notice the looks bombom and Carrot topo, início gave him. They had a good reason to not like him, the scars they had told the whole story, plus Carrot topo, início was limping. Once he got to Sugarcube corner he found Pinkie baking mais sweets. “don't throw Flaky a party, she hates those things.” he said.
“aw, but everypony deserves a welcoming party!” Pinkie argued.
“can you at least make it a small party, no super loud music, no lit up flashing dance floor and don't invite everyone in ponyville.”
“oh, alright, you help me make the party, you do know her.” Pinkie agreed.
“okay, first things first, no peanuts, she's allergic and I don't want Nurse Redheart coming to another party.” Flippy instructed.
Pinkie nodded. “what else?”
“second, no crazy people running around doing nonsense, that'll scare the crap outta her.”
“okay anything else?”
“third, no towers of sweets, just stick to the simple stuff, and see if you can get Derpy to make muffins, those things are good.”
“sounds great, anything else?” Pinkie asked.
“no, that's it, she'll be here in an hora so don't waste any time.”
Pinkie nodded and walked into another room. When she walked out she was pushing a huge box of decorations. “put these where you think they should go and I'll bake some cupcakes.”
Flippy nodded and pulled out a banner that said “Welcome” in cursive writing, he hung that por the door. The seguinte thing was streamers, pink, green and blue. He hung those on the walls. The rest was huge and way too much for Flaky, who was mais paranoid than Fluttershy so he pushed the box aside. “I'm gonna go find the people who should come, I'll be back soon.”
“okey dokie lokie.” Pinkie said.
Flippy walked out the door, there was no sino like the restaurant he used to go to, of course this wasn't a burger comprar and he wasn't banned for all his lives. The first house he stopped por was Fluttershy's. She was trying to coax angel Bunny into eating a carrot. “hey Fluttershy.” Flippy said.
“hi Flippy.” Fluttershy said quietly.
“i was wondering if you wanted to come to Flaky's party in an hour.”
“oh no, I couldn't, I'm so sorry but there have been two welcoming parties in two weeks, I'm all partied out.”
“this party isn't like the others, it's much quieter and less ponies will be attending.” Flippy explained.
“oh, well then I'd amor to go, as soon as angel Bunny eats this carrot.”
“let me help.” Flippy said, picking up the carrot. He looked strait into the little bunny's eyes. “i had to live off weeds and leaves and you can't even eat this carrot? Someone at the army base would've killed for this thing, I thought you were better than this I guess not.” after that angel grabbed the carrot and ate like he was starving to death. “all you need to do is push them a little and my past does just the trick.” Flippy said triumphantly.
“well, then I guess I'm ready to go, you be good while I'm gone, okay Angel?” Fluttershy said.
angel rolled his eyes but quickly nodded his head when Flippy glared at him.
“okay, let's go Fluttershy.” Flippy said, walking away. “i have a few mais people to invite.”
“okay, just make sure they're not too...loud.” Fluttershy said following.
After a while they made it to Twilight's library. Twilight was cleaning with Spike and Rarity was looking at some books on a bookshelf.
“hi.” Flippy said.
“oh, hello, what brings you here, and with Fluttershy?” Twilight asked.
“i was wondering if you two wanted to go to Flaky's party in an hour.” Flippy told them.
“sure, I'd amor to, Spike, you can come too if you want.” Twilight replied.
“oh boy, I get to go to one of Pinkie's famous parties, I haven't gotten to do that since we first moved here!” Spike said excitedly.
“yeah, sorry to burst your bubble kid but this is a smaller party, Flaky is too shy to have a big one like the others.” Flippy told him.
“how small?” Spike asked.
“no loud music, no tower of sweets, no balloons flying everywhere and less ponies.” Flippy replied.
“well, I guess I'll stay here then.” Spike said.
“what about you Rarity?” Flippy asked.
“no thanks.” Rarity quickly said.
“come on, you said yourself that you would like a small party.” Flippy said.
Rarity turned to him. “i don't like you.” she said.
“come on Rarity, you'll amor it.” Fluttershy said.
“oh, all right, if I must.” Rarity replied. “it is for someone a lot like you from what I've heard, Fluttershy.”
“i know, I'm looking progressivo, para a frente to meeting her.” Fluttershy said.
“yeah, we kinda have to pick up the other guests.” Flippy said, interrupting their conversation.
“coming.” Rarity said, following him and Fluttershy out the door.
“wait for me.” Twilight said, catching up tp them. “so, who are we inviting?”
“Derpy, Applejack, Berry soco and Cheerilee.” Flippy replied.
“what about arco iris, arco-íris dash, I don't want her to feel left out.” Fluttershy suggested.
“alright, and arco iris, arco-íris dash.” Flippy agreed.
“why Derpy hooves, she's such a Ditz.” Rarity asked.
“a ditz who can make muffins to kill for.” Flippy said.
“do you think Dinky can come, Derpy doesn't like leaving her início alone.” Twilight suggested.
“sh can come but she might get bored considering she's been to all of Pinkie's other parties.” Flippy said.
“and what about maçã, apple bloom, Sweetie belle, Scootaloo and Twist?” Twilight asked.
“they can come too.”
An hora later when all the guests had come they were waiting at Sugarcube corner for Flaky.
“when is she comin? Ah wanna meet her.” maçã, apple bloom said.
“soon, give her time, she's not big on parties.” Flippy said.
“is that her, she has flakes in her hair.” Scootaloo asked.
“yes, that's her, stop crowding the door.” Flippy replied stepping away from the door. Everypony else did the same.
When Flaky walked in she was surprised, it wasn't a huge party like everyone said it would be. It was small, quiet and it wasn't crowded with ponies.
“hi Flaky, Ah've been dyin to meet ya.” maçã, apple bloom quickly greeted her.
Flaky laughed nervously and shook maçã, apple bloom's hoof. She was surprised to see one of her old...acquaintances at the party. “Flippy how in the name of god did you get here?” she said in her normal scared voice.
“I'm the one who stopped Pinkie from throwing you a huge party with loud música and hundreds of ponies.” Flippy told her.
“hehe, thanks....i guess.” Flaky replied.
“it was no problem of his, he knew that you'd be scared outta yer mind if Pinkie threw ya a huge party like she did fer the others.” aguardente de maçã said. “oh, I'm aguardente de maçã por the way, nice to meet ya.”
Flaky laughed nervously and shook Applejack's hoof.
“excuse me, hello, my name is Fluttershy. I've been waiting to meet you all dia long, you seem like a nice árvore friend, nicer than the other two.” Fluttershy said.
“right here ya know, threw the party ya know!” Flippy said.
“oh, of course, sorry. Nicer than the squirrel.”
“S-splendid is here?” Flaky asked nervously.
“no, his name is Nutty, he's mais hyper than Pinkie pie, I think he'd eat Sugarcube corner if he had the chance.” Fluttershy explained.
“hehe, good, Splendid is the one you wanna avoid.” Flaky said. A shiver ran through her spine. “he's killed so many...”
“calm down, he's not here.” arco iris, arco-íris dash said from a few feet away. “anyways, you and Fluttershy seem to be good friends.”
“oh, yes, Flaky is the nicest one yet, and the most innocent.” Fluttershy said.
“i wonder who's coming next.” Flaky said.
“i hope it's not Shifty and Lifty, they're trouble wherever they go.” Flippy said.
“and you aren't?” Flaky said quietly.
“I'll have you know, I haven't killed anyone since I got here, which is two and a half weeks which is a new record for me.” Flippy said.
“you say that now....” Flaky said.
“hey, shut up, I threw this whole party, I could've just let them scare you to death, I didn't have to do this.” Flippy argued.
“that's how it starts and the seguinte thing you know your organs are being harvested.” Flaky said.
“hey, do my eyes LOOK yellow?!” Flippy yelled.
“you can control your flip outs, that would explain everything.” Flaky argued quietly.
Flippy just rolled his eyes and looked away. “you have no idea, the pain I've been through.” he mumbled.
“ignore him, he's always like this, well, like this or stabbing people.” Flaky said.
“i dunno, he DID stop you from being scared half to death por Pinkie an the rest of ponyville.” arco iris, arco-íris dash said. “and he's only Flipped out once in two and a half weeks, if he can control it, he's doing a darn good job.”
“she stabbed me in the eye when I as saving her from a car crash.” Flippy said, still looking away. “then I got hit por a truck that Lumpy was driving, splattered all over the rua for trying to do a good deed, last time I do that again.”
“really, ya turned him into rua pizza because he tried to SAVE you?” arco iris, arco-íris dash said.
“i was scared out of my mind, he was using a brand new pocket faca and he doesn't use those for just anything.” Flaky said.
“give her a break Rainbow, I'm sure you would've done the same if you thought a serial killer was going to cut you.” Fluttershy defended Flaky.
“but I KNOW he isn't a killer! He had one incident and that was because Pinkie was pressuring him into using a knife!”
“Rainbow, I could take Tank away from you.” Fluttershy threatened.
“no, I'll be good.” arco iris, arco-íris dash said.
“good.” Fluttershy said with a smile on her face.
“guys, as much as I would amor to stay, I have to go find somewhere to live, plus, this is usually as long as I like to stay at a party.” Flaky said.
“oh, okay, but you could live with me.”
“I'd amor to, you're the nicest pónei, pônei here.”