Fluttershy offers to babysit the Cutie Mark Crusaders but quickly discovers that they are more than she can handle.
|February 25, 2011|
|July 22, 2013|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|Majikaru Dai Dai Dai-Boken!|
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|Kataomoi no Karaage|
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had recently agreed to a tall order of capes and is now falling behind. Being
due tomorrow, her nose is to the grindstone until she can get it done. Her little sister, Sweetie Belle, accompanies her and offers to help with the orders in anyway she can. Rarity, however, prefers that she just
watches and stays out of the way, before Sweetie causes a giant mess
that sets her sister back. After cleaning up the mess, Fluttershy stops by to
drop off Rarity's cat, Opalescence, who she had been asked to groom. Schedule
or not, Rarity cannot do it herself since Opal despises her owner but adores
Fluttershy who (in case you forgot) is wonderful at taking care of animals, as
well as keeping them in line.
Sweetie Belle's friends, Apple Bloom and Scootaloo, arrive to have their
planned sleepover. Together, as the Cutie Mark Crusaders, they plan to spend
all night trying different things so they may find their special talents,
earning them their much desired cutie marks. Sweetie Belle had even thrown
together some simple capes for them to wear for the night., which turns out to
be made from the remaining roll of gold silk that Rarity needed for her order.
Now having to make more of the special silk, on top of the demanding order, she decides
that she cannot take the time to watch the girls and cancels the sleepover.
Hating to see the fillies' plans ruined, Fluttershy offers to watch the girls
for the night. Rarity is concerned with the proposition, since the crusaders are hard to keep up with, so the idea of Fluttershy watching them sounds
like a tall order, but Fluttershy assures her that she can handle them,
figuring that taking care of children is no different than taking care of
animals. Reluctantly, Rarity accepts her offer, much to the joy of the girls.
On their way to back her cottage, Fluttershy runs into Twilight Sparkle who is
on her way to the Everfree Forest to get tea from Zecora. Fluttershy, as
always, is concerned for her safety: despite being there many times in the
past, the Everfree Forest is still a dangerous place to go into alone. Twilight
assures her that she'll be alright, and the two go their separate ways for the
at the cottage, the fillies quickly prove to be more than just a handful for Fluttershy.
Going into the whole thing picturing that they'll be able to have a quiet
night, she can't keep up with the girls, who plan to stay up all night to find
their cutie marks. The fillies experiment with different activities, failing at
each of them and only stressing out their hostess. Not being able to control
them, Fluttershy takes them to bed and suggest that they continue their
"quest" in the morning. She offers to sing a lullaby for the girls,
which Sweetie Belle accompanies with her extravagant singing voice.
singing ends up disturbing the chickens in Fluttershy's coop, so the fillies
head outside to round them up. Fluttershy follows them outside and orders them
to stop. She then herds the chickens back into the coop herself, which she
manages to do by giving them "the stare": a gaze that scares unruly
animals into submission, which Fluttershy only uses in special cases. After that, Fluttershy gets the fillies to go to bed, but once she leaves, the girls continue their plans. Apple Bloom notices that
one of the chickens had escaped the pen so they decide to sneak out to go look
for it. Long after they leave, Fluttershy notices that its far too quiet
upstairs and goes in to check on the girls to find out that they had left the
house. She too notices the tracks made by her missing chicken and, to her
horror, sees that those tracks are accompanied by those of the girls, which lead into the Everfree Forest.
in the forest, the girls kid around while looking for the chicken, ignoring
the creepy atmosphere. Fluttershy, on the other hand, trails behind
inch-by-inch. She then is relieved to see the silhouette
of Twilight in the distance, but when she arrives at her side is horrified to
see that she had been turned to stone. Fluttershys know exactly what was
happened: Twilight had run into a cockatrice, a creature with the head of a chicken
and the body of a snake, whose gaze turns its victims into stone.
manages to catch up with the girls, who are hot on the trail of her
chicken. She warns them of the creature and demands that they leave the forest
immediately. But they laugh at the idea of such a creature and go back after
the chicken which they had seen run into a nearby bush. But from the bush, pops
out two chicken heads, one belonging to the creature. The girls start running
around, screaming in panic. Fluttershy, seeing the creature approaching them,
orders that they take shelter behind her while she keeps her eyes close. Once
safe, Fluttershy has a stare-down with the creature, whose gaze turning
Fluttershy into stone. But Fluttershy's gaze turns to be more
powerful/frightening than that of the creature, and she demands that it turns
Twilight and the chicken back to normal: all while retaining the tone of an
authoritative mother. The creature turns its victims back to normal and the
girls applaud Fluttershy for her devastating gaze: dubbing her the "Stare
Master". ( *sunglasses*) As the victims of the cockatrice return to normal,
the fillies apologize for sneaking out and promise to listen to Fluttershy from
now on: lest they too get "the stare".
morning, Fluttershy chats with Twilight over tea about her lessons. From the
experience she learned to never bite off more than she could chew, which
Twilight takes down, with the story, in her letter to Princess Celestia. Things
have also turned out well for Rarity: she had just come back from delivering
the order and has come by to pick up the girls. She orders them to get
their things to leave, but is ignored, much to her frustration. Fluttershy
intervenes and calmly asks them get their things, which they do obediently.
Rarity is shocked to see how easy Fluttershy handled the girls, to which
Fluttershy replies “I guess I’m just good with kids”; winking at Twilight.