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
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 31Chapter Thirty-One: Smokey’s PastThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 31 by CrazyRabidPony
One of the chickens emerged from the coop to get a quick drink from the water trough. With half-closed, sleep-laden eyes, the bird didn’t even notice the large dragon nestled beside the pen. Scooping water into her beak until her thirst was quenched, the hen turned right around to return to her nest. Her vision caught the reptile, but the chicken’s brain had not yet registered his existence. She didn’t realize anything out of the ordinary until she took her first step into the henhouse.
Backpedaling to investigate the foreign lump that appeared outside the pen, the chicken’s eyes snapped open wide in astonishment. Leaping into the air, flapping her wings wildly, she let out a string of hysterical clucks.
Smokey’s sleep having been disturbed, whispered as soothingly as possible in his anxious note in order to calm her - and hoping Fluttersh
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 30Chapter Thirty: Making PlansThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 30 by CrazyRabidPony
A large grin pulled itself across Chenoa’s beak as the butterfly fluttered a little closer before eventually coming to a rest on Fluttershy’s nose. The image of the insect sitting on her mother’s face she found rather comical. She laughed uproariously in her high-pitched baby laugh, ultimately causing the dragon holding her to chuckle.
Hearing Chenoa laugh never failed to deliver a warm feeling the hearts of Fluttershy and Smokey. The pegasus smiled kindly, a rosy tint blooming on her cheeks.
“Now what’s gotten our baby so tickled?” she giggled softly.
“Your little butterfly friend has landed on your nose, my dear,” the dragon chuckled, finding it quite amusing himself.
“I know,” the buttercream mare giggled a second time. “I just… didn’t expect her to start laughing like that is all.”
“I must admit… it is ju