The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 35Chapter Thirty-Five: It’s Not A DateThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 35 by CrazyRabidPony
A couple of days later, Ponyville had finally calmed down from the scare that Smokey had inadvertently caused. Repairs were going nicely, and the residents had more-or-less readjusted back to their mainly humdrum lives. Fluttershy had kept Smokey out of town, not wanting to risk another uproar, but she was unable to come up with a plan of her own.
To that end, she decided to ask for advice from a close friend. While she could have asked any of her friends - with, she mentally amended, the possible exception of Pinkie Pie. She didn’t really want to know what inanity she would have to offer - , she felt that going to Rarity was the best option for matters of this caliber. She always seemed to know what to say.
That morning was the day that she had her weekly spa sessions with her. After informing Smokey of her plans, she left Chenoa in his care and
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 34Chapter Thirty-Four: DowntimeThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 34 by CrazyRabidPony
Fluttershy smiled widely, stretching her forelegs out to take Chenoa from Smokey. Kissing her forehead, she nuzzled her muzzle into her fluffy cranium.
“Oh, I’m so happy you’re all right.”
She lifted her head, beaming at the dragon.
“I’m glad Daddy was able to keep you safe.”
The griffon cooed, snuggling into the security of her mother’s embrace lovingly. Smokey just watched the pair, a pleasant warmth flooding his chest at the very sight of them. Something like this never failed to do so.
“Well… one of us needed to take her, right?”
“True. Though, had I known something like this was going to happen, I would have held onto her,” she said, holding the baby tighter. “… But… I didn’t know…”
“It’s all right, my dear,” Smokey reassured. “At l
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 33Chapter Thirty-Three: PandemoniumThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 33 by CrazyRabidPony
They didn’t waste a second. As the small group reached the borders of Ponyville, Pure Heart branched off to inform her husband and brother-in-law. Fluttershy, Smokey, and the animals remained together to gather up the rest of their friends. After that, they all split to cover more of town, the dragon unintentionally sending a gaggle of ponies he flew past into a blind panic.
The mild wreckage done by a few panicking ponies only alarmed even more, leading them into running amok and causing a higher amount of damage. Vendors and carts were tipped over - smashing the wooden material they were made from - lampposts were knocked down, food was spilled into the streets and subsequently trampled on… a fire hydrant spontaneously combusted.
There hadn’t been this level of pandemonium since the parasprite invasion.
Despite the chaos, there was one grey-coate
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 32Chapter Thirty-Two: An EmergencyThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 32 by CrazyRabidPony
Days passed deeper into the swiftly flourishing spring. Smokey’s doves and rabbit adopted the habit of sleeping outside with their new friends - which worried him immensely. He knew there would come a day where they would find partners and wish to leave to produce offspring…
But why did it have to be so soon? It was difficult, but he knew he had to let them go.
Since that was the case, he spent the nights on Fluttershy’s couch in order to cope with his isolophobia and the separation anxiety with his animals. Despite his emotional and psychological issues, he was glad to be there to help the mare tend to Chenoa’s nightly needs. He would have felt bad if he left the pegasus to do most of the work. After all, this came with helping to raise a child, and he was glad to do it.
On the day the picnic was scheduled, Smokey’s animal c