Chapter 4: The irresponsible
it was a week after Flaky came to Ponyville, she was getting along well with Fluttershy and didn't talk to very many other ponies.
Flippy was sitting in Twilight's library, where he lived now. He was 読書 a book about video games in case Nutty started liking them again.
Twilight ran into the room Flippy was in, she had to tell him news she had just found out from the princess. “Flippy, あなた might wanna hear this.” she said.
“what?” Flippy said, setting down the book.
“another 木, ツリー friend is coming today, it's a dad with his son.”
“what, them? The guy kills his son every two days, does he think coming here will change that?” Flippy said.
“kills his son, what do あなた mean?” Twilight asked.
“oh, not much. Just in Happy 木, ツリー フレンズ country あなた can die over and over and over and come back as much as あなた want, I don't know if it's the same for them here but Pop will be hoping when he kills his son again.” Flippy explained.
“i don't know whether to find that disturbing または fascinating.” Twilight said.
“oh, I guess it's both.” Flippy said.
“anyways, at least Spike has another kid to-”
“no, Cub is a baby, can't speak または anything, can't walk on two feet, Spike wouldn’t wanna play with him.” Flippy interrupted her.
“good to know.” Twilight said. “anyways, they'll be at the としょうかん, ライブラリ in ten minutes, do あなた think it's clean enough?”
Flippy looked around. There were a few 本 on the floor but other than that it was clean. “yeah, it's gonna be fine.” he said.
“good.” Twilight said.
“just find the mop, there's gonna be a blood stain on the floor によって the end of today, または maybe Cub will die at the party?” Flippy told her.
“you're pretty sure that Cub is gonna die again, huh?” Twilight asked.
“well things are different in Ponyville.” Twilight explained.
“not all things, Cub always dies, no matter what, it's just like his hobby.” Flippy said.
“that's just wrong.”
“well that's the way it is.”
“you're insane.” Twilight told him.
“quite.” Flippy agreed nodding his head.
They sat there staring at each other for a while then there was a knock at the door. “come in!” Twilight said, trotting towards the door. As expected Pop and Cub walked in, well Cub crawled. “you must be the new 木, ツリー friends.” Twilight said.
Pop nodded while Cub crawled over to one of the 本 that were lying on the ground. “pretty good.” Pop replied, nod paying a bit of attention to his son.
“you gonna get that?” Flippy asked Pop, pointing at Cub.
“oh, right, my son, I forgot he was coming.” Pop said, picking up Cub.
“maybe one of my フレンズ could babysit him?” Twilight asked.
“no, he's fine with me.” Pop said.
“sure he is, says the guy who put a ボート propeller to his sons face and turned it on!” Flippy shouted.
“my son was the one being cut によって the propeller, I thought it was a fish.” Pop said.
“then あなた got him stuck in the sink and ripped him in half trying to get him out.” Flippy added.
“i remember that.” Pop said.
“and then あなた were mowing the lawn with a cheap mower and it threw a bunch of stuff at him, destroying his head!” Flippy told him.
“that one was an accident.” Pop said.
“only that one?” Flippy asked him.
“the others were me trying to help him.” Pop told him.
“you're a natural disaster.” Flippy said.
“i know あなた are but what am I?” Pop 発言しました childishly.
“WILL BOTH OF あなた SHUT UP?!” Twilight yelled.
They both stared at her in astonishment then nodded their heads.
“thank you.” Twilight 発言しました in a friendly voice.
“she's the crazy one out of the six.” Flippy whispered.
“excuse me?!” Twilight screamed, glaring into Flippy's eyes. “i am NOT the crazy one, あなた two are, あなた stabbed two ponies and he's killed his son 100 times!”
“and I killed 50 other 木, ツリー フレンズ before I got here, if あなた wanna count that.” Flippy reminded her.
“what?!” Twilight 発言しました covering her mouth with a hoof.
“I'm so sorry, I thought あなた knew.” Flippy said.
“you are two of the craziest people I have EVER met!”
“i figured that out before I got here.” Flippy said. “wait, あなた know what people are?”
“Lyra told my about them once, あなた walk like them and act like them so I called あなた two people.” Twilight explained.
“what's a person?” Flippy asked. “I've only heard of them in fairy tales.”
“no time for that now, we have to find Pop and Cub a place to live.”
“you mean just Pop.” Flippy said.
“what?” Twilight asked.
“Cub got squashed によって a book from あなた stomping your hoof on the ground, he won't be back until tomorrow.” Flippy explained.
Pop and Twilight looked over to where Cub was, Flippy was right, all that was left was a squashed baby under a book. “how did that happen? That's one of the heaviest 本 we have.” Twilight fretted.
“you stomped your hoof hard enough for Celestia to feel it, Twilight.” Flippy said.
(at the royal castle)
a small rumbling shook the ground for a second. Celestia stopped 読書 one of Twilight's letters and looked around. “what in the name of Discord was that?” after saying this she shrugged and continued reading.
(back at the library)
“nonsense.” Twilight said.
“either way, Cub is dead, he won't be back until this time tomorrow, so, try fixing that with a spell あなた wizard.” Flippy said.
“for the 30th time, I am a UNICORN, not a wizard.” Twilight explained.
“wizard sounds better, besides, I already have a unicorn and I don't wanna start calling her Twilight.” Flippy said.
“where?” Twilight asked.
“in my mind 'genius'.” Flippy said.
“um, excuse me, the door was open, what are あなた arguing about?” a small voice sounded from behind Twilight.
“oh, Fluttershy, just about Cub's death, not much.” Twilight told her.
“what, Cub died, but he was just a baby, he had his whole life ahead of him and-”
“relax Fluttershy, this happens to him every two days, he'll be back tomorrow.” Flippy interrupted her.
“oh, well, that's good, I guess, so あなた guys come back when あなた die?” Fluttershy asked.
“yep, once I was fighting Fliqpy, he shot some flutes at me, they hit Shifty and Lifty right in the through, they were back the 次 day.” Flippy explained.
“oh, who won?” Fluttershy asked.
“i won then got hit によって a truck, I could bet あなた $100 The モル, ほくろ was driving it.” Flippy told her.
“that sounds awful.” Fluttershy said.
“it was, instead of being rid of him, I have to deal with him the VERY 次 DAY!” Flippy confirmed.
“wait, wouldn't he come back anyways, since everypony else does?” Twilight asked.
“nope, he was technically me so I had to die for him to come back, and now he's back and my life sucks again.” Flippy explained.
“but, the whole point of this conversation was to 確認 that Cub will be back tomorrow?” Twilight asked.
“yep, pretty pointless, I was gonna have あなた guys scared half to death によって him because あなた thought he was dead.” Flippy said.
“what do we do now?” Fluttershy asked.
“just do what I always do, clean up the blood and hide the body, if anyone finds out, deny nothing.” Flippy said.
“sounds like a plan, I guess.” Twilight 発言しました before they all started cleaning up.