"The Great and Powerful Trixie does not understand why you have dragged her all the way out into the wilderness. The Great and Powerful Trixie was in the midst of a new and most wonderful spell, and asked not to be disturbed.”
"Well, maybe The Great and Powerful Trixie was starting to act a little cabin-fever-y, and The Strong and Handsome Shining Armor decided it was time for a walk."
Robin and I decided to roll random pony ships to draw, and I couldn’t resist The Great and Shining Fluttershy. Trixie went after Shining Armor for revenge, but found something even more wonderful than the humiliation of her enemies. Fluttershy has a lot of explaining to do to Twilight.
Twilight’s jaw hung open as she stared at Fluttershy with wide eyes, and Fluttershy shrunk back under her gaze, her hooves trembling on the wooden floor of her cottage. Fluttershy looked down, trying to forget Twilight was there, tracing her gaze along the gentle curves and swirls of the grain of her wooden floor to calm herself enough that she could open her mouth again.
"I… I can explain," Fluttershy said.
The shock faded from Twilight’s face and she tilted her head. “Really? Are you sure?”
Fluttershy felt her cheeks tingle in embarrassment and she looked back down at her hooves. She really could explain it, she told herself. She was sure she could, if she only had a moment to think about it.
"I just… it’s not like you," Twilight said. She shook her head and glared at Fluttershy, her eyes focused and lips held tight and stern. "What were you thinking?"
Fluttershy shrunk down and pulled her wings in protectively. Perhaps there hadn’t been as much thinking involved as there should have been, she thought. Getting involved with Twilight’s brother without thinking of her at all… Fluttershy cursed herself for being so selfish. Even if Cadance said it was okay and told Fluttershy all about how he likes to be cuddled, she should have checked in with Twilight, too.
"I just…" Twilight sighed and she started pacing, her breaths heavy. "I don’t want to tell you who to be with, but are you sure this is a good idea? I’m worried about you."
Fluttershy wasn’t sure. It was hard to be sure of anything when she was trembling so much it felt like the room was shaking. But she couldn’t bring herself to say no, either.
"I mean, she said she’d learned her lesson, but I still don’t trust her," Twilight said, stopping in her tracks and looking up at Fluttershy with an anxious glare. "She’s mean, and she’s dangerous, and… and I think I’ve seen her going through my garbage!"
Fluttershy blinked. “Wait… you’re upset that I’m with Trixie? What about your brother?”
Twilight raised an eyebrow. “What about him? I love my brother. Why would I have a problem with—”
Her eyes flew wide open and she lifted her hooves to her mouth in shock.
"Fluttershy, you’re right!" Twilight said. "He’s the prince of the Crystal Empire! Just think of what Trixie could do with that kind of power! I’ve got to warn him!"
"Um, no, that’s not what I—"
But Twilight was already out the door.