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Dadonequus Discord (The After Years) Nothing to be afraid of

Erf1111 Jul 17th, 2017 (edited) 141 Never
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  1. >It's the dead of night.
  2. >You were walking through the unpaved streets of Ponyville
  3. >Your little daughter, Crown Jewel, or Jewely as you call her, in tow.
  4. >She was shaking something fierce. Not from the cold. But from the fear she had of the dark.
  5. >You are Anon....and you already know enough about him to get the gist of things.
  6. >"D-daddy. I'm scared...I-I want to go home" Jewel said with a shaky voice.
  7. "C'mon, you're the one who got me up for this Jewely. You don't want to be scared of the dark all your life. Do you?"
  8. >You say with a tired yawn. She had pulled you out of bed under the guise of getting her water. Which she did want. But then she asked you if you could take her outside, to conquer her fears of the dark. You thought it odd she'd ask something like that out of the blue. But apparently her doll had told her that she needed to overcome her fears if she wanted to become great. She must have been dreaming it, because there's no way a doll could tell her anything.
  9. >Being the great father you were. And loving Jewely as you do. You agreed to her terms and decided to take her out to show her that the dark was nothing to be afraid of. All you were going to have her do was walk towards you. You were going to place her down, have her wait as you step back, and call her over. That's it. nothing stressful
  10. >"..No. But I didn't know the nighttime was going to be this scary...There's nopony out here. It's really spooky"
  11. "Well, it's a little after midnight Jewely."
  12. >"Really?...Daddy...I didn't mean to wake you up this late. I thought it was earlier." She whined in a soft tone as she cuddled onto your back. "You're not upset with me, are you?"
  13. >awwww..how could you be? She was too adorable to be mad at.
  14. "Nah, I used to stay up like this all the time."
  15. >"Really? But wouldn't grandpa send you to bed early?"
  16.  
  17. >You chuckle at that. As if Discord would ever force you into bed early.
  18. "Nope, but just because he wouldn't put me to bed doesn't mean it's good to do. I'd be late for school sometimes because I would still be asleep."
  19. >Jewely suddenly took a familiar stern tone with you and gently patted her hoof on your head. "Bad Daddy, Bad! School is very important. You should never be late for school."
  20. >You giggle at that.
  21. "Yeah, I know. That's why I'm so glad you don't sleep late or have trouble waking up. It makes me proud that I didn't mess up when raising you. I-I mean...not like I messed up with your brothers or anything..."
  22. >Though, you did seem to really mess up with Illustrious. No matter what you tried. He never really seemed to take you seriously.
  23. >It was saddening, really. If only you could figure out a way to connect to him. It hurt that he never really seemed to look at you as a father figure.
  24. >It was almost like he was son of some other colt. Or a manifestation of one.
  25. >"You never mess up, Daddy! That's why you're the greatest daddy ever" She hugs the back of your neck.
  26. "I know I am. Alright, so this looks like a good spot"
  27. >You say as you lower yourself to let Jewely off.
  28. >"A good spot?"
  29. >Jewely looks around, and realizes she's still outside...in the dark.
  30. >"W-wait! Daddy! no! I'm not ready!"
  31. >She holds on as tightly as she can as she hides her face in your mane.
  32.  
  33. >But, a gentle head flick had her easily lose her grip and fall to the ground on her side.
  34. >you quickly got up to prevent her from getting on your back. But she went for your leg. and hugged on tight
  35. >"Daddy! Daddy! please don't leave me in the dark, Daddy! I'm scared!"
  36. >That twisted your heart something fierce.
  37. >maybe it was a bad idea. Maybe you shouldn't be forcing her to get over her fear of the dark
  38. >But it wasn't like she was going to get hurt either. Maybe if you coaxed her a little...
  39. "Jewely, I know it's a little scary. But you're the daughter of the AMAZING hero stallion. That's me, of course. Which means, in your very blood. lies the soul of a legendary hero."
  40. >"L-legendary?" She looks up at you with shimmering scared eyes "Do...you think I'm legendary?"
  41. >You give her a snarky smirk
  42. "I think, that you're better than I am."
  43. >She started to show hope in her eyes "Really? B-but, you're so awesome Daddy....." Then she started to feel sad, feeling she could never amount to how great you were "...Too awesome. I could never ever be as great as you are."
  44. "Jewely, let me tell you something."
  45. >You gently brushed her aside so you could lower yourself and look at her at eye level.
  46. "Heroes aren't something that can really be compared. I mean, look at Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. They are heroes, even today, for maintaining the balance of harmony in Equestria."
  47. >Jewely just looked at you. Confused "But, didn't they also beat up bad guys too? Wouldn't that be the reason they're heroes?"
  48. >You shrug
  49.  
  50. "Yeah, I mean, sure. But they did that kind of stuff since before even your daddy was around. Today? They just make sure everything goes smoothly here in Equestria. And that alone makes them a hero"
  51. >"So...what you're saying is. If I manage to overcome how scary the dark is. I'll be a hero?"
  52. >You gently boop her nose. Causing her to giggle.
  53. "That's right kiddo! Plus, I'll be super impressed too. So impressed. That I think my little legendary hero deserves a night with mommy and daddy."
  54.  
  55. >Her face lit up like a christmas, or rather, Hearth Warming's light. "Really? I can sleep with you and mommy if I can do this?"
  56. >You nod
  57. "You bet"
  58. >you give her head a gentle rub as she squees in delight
  59. >"EEE! Yes! Yes! I can do it! Don't worry Daddy! I won't let you down!"
  60. >Well then, she changed her attitude real quick.
  61. >You were such a good dad.
  62. "Ok, so check this out Jewely. You stay here, and I'm going to walk over there by the town hall. Ok? Then all you have to do is walk towards me. And you'll have conquered your fears"
  63. >"Wait..." Jewely moved her head to the side to look behind you, to her, the town hall did look awfully far. "All the way over there?"
  64. "Mhmm, should be no problem for my little legendary hero. Right?"
  65. >She started to shiver, feeling a little spooked. But she nodded just the same "R-right..."
  66. "Good, now you wait here while I step over there and we'll get started."
  67. >You turned to make your trek to town hall. But as you did. You could hear the clippity clop of little hooves.
  68. >You don't even turn around as you say in a gentle tone
  69. "Jewely, you can't just follow me. You have to wait."
  70. >"...o-oh..I thought..." Jewely's voice was stuttering. She knew she had to wait, but she got scared and tried to follow you.
  71. "It's ok."
  72. >You turn around and pet her head once more.
  73. "We'll just try it again. Now, just wait here, ok?"
  74. >you say as you plop your horn on your head.
  75. >"Ok...." She just looks up at you with worried innocence.
  76. "C'mon Jewely, I know you can do it. Now do you remember what to do when I tell you "let me see your war face" ?"
  77. >"I'm supposed to growl. Like this! Grrrrrr!" She made an adorable squeaky growl as she angrily grit her teeth.
  78. >It was just too adorable.
  79. "Good, now hold that thought."
  80. >You instantly poofed in a flash of light from in front of Jewely towards the side of the town hall building.
  81.  
  82. >"Ah! Daddy! Where are you!" Jewely cried as you disappeared from her sight.
  83. "Jewely! Jewely! Calm down, I'm right here. Ok! Right here!"
  84. >You waved to her and called for her attention. When she noticed you. She plopped her butt down and started to look around in every which direction.
  85. >"D-Daddy...p-please come back. I'm scared...it's cold" She whines in a low voice. Even with the promise of sleeping with you and Diamond. She was still very scared.
  86. >You weren't even too far from her. it'd only take her about twenty five seconds for her to trot on over to you.
  87. "Jewely, come on, face your fears! Whatever they are. Just look them in the face and laugh. Laugh at how silly they are."
  88. >"But Daddy..." She says as she begins to shiver more
  89. "Yes sweetie?"
  90. >"...Darkness doesn't have a face"
  91. >.........fuck
  92. "E-erm. Well, just walk over to me in a straight line then. It'll be ok. There's nothing that can possibly hurt you. This is Ponyville after all. The only time theres ever any real big trouble is when a monster attacks"
  93. >"Monster?! EEEEP!" Jewely ducked down and covered her head om fright "Daddy! Daddy! Please! Help!"
  94. >....why the fuck did you even say that? Even if it was true. You should have known it would have scared her.
  95. "Jewely. There's no monsters out. Come on. it's not so bad. there REALLY is nothing to be afraid of. If anything tries to hurt you. I'll beat them within an inch of their life"
  96. >Jewely slowly pokes her head up from her forelegs. "R-really?"
  97. "Course, again. I'm the hero stallion. Hehehe"
  98. >You snicker in arrogance.
  99. >Jewel tries to raise herself up, she tries to be brave, but then she hears a bird. And ducks her head again. Shivering.
  100. >"Daddy! C-could you come closer. P-p-p-p-please?"
  101. "Jewely...c'mon, you'll never learn to conquer your fear unless you take it down by the neck."
  102. >But she couldn't. She felt she couldn't. So she called again. more frightened, more hurt.
  103. >"Please...."
  104. "Jewely...I...mnnn"
  105.  
  106. >The poor little thing. Maybe one step wouldn't hurt.
  107. >But no, if you do. She'll just ask for another. And then another.
  108. >You had to stand your ground.
  109. "I'm sorry Jewely. But I'm not going to move. If you want to be near me. You have to come over here"
  110. >you sounded stern and strong.
  111. >She however, didn't take that in a bad way. But it did make her even more scared.
  112. >"D-daddy...I'm sorry. It's just..so scary"
  113. >Dammit. There had to be some way to convince her to face her fears.
  114. >But how?
  115. >Then she called out again
  116. >"Daddy...I'm not a hero! I'm sorry! But I'll never be as brave as you. I'll never be as brave as Mommy,AJ, the princesses, or Chryssy...nopony. I'm sorry that I'm a big scaredy cat! Please don't hate me! Please!"
  117. >Ngh....
  118. >her words. It pierced your soul.
  119. >You started to tear up.
  120. >Your little Crown Jewel. Who brightens up your day every day, even moreso if you ended up on the couch. Was losing hope.
  121. >Hope in the situation
  122. >Hope in herself.
  123. >She always seemed to be at her happiest when among friends. But she always got scared at night. She was happy to share a room with her two brothers.
  124. >But you knew one day, she'd have to have a room of her own. And if she never got over this...
  125. >No...
  126. >No, you can't lose hope in her. She is your daughter after all. And she looks up to you in a way others haven't in such a long time.
  127. >You couldn't fail her now.
  128. >in fact, maybe. You could turn that around....maybe, you could look at hope...through her.
  129. "Jewely...I'm really scared too"
  130. >When you said that. her little ears perked up. But she hadn't moved from her spot yet.
  131. "Being here by myself...it reminds me of all the times I fought in battles, thought I nearly lost somepony, and worst yet...made your mother angry at me..."
  132. >"...Daddy?" She slowly starts to look up at you. "I-Is that true?"
  133. "Mhmm..."
  134.  
  135. >You look down, filling your head with as many dark memories as you could.
  136. "I remember the time I made my own Tantabus...you remember when I told you about that, right?..that was...probably one of the scariest things I ever saw...because it meant I was about to give up...and I'm scared, of ever ending up like that again..like how I used to be"
  137. >"Daddy...I-I would never let you go into that kind of darkness..."
  138. "Jewely..."
  139. >You call out to her weakly, quietly.
  140. >And then you noticed it.
  141. >She was getting up, she was forcing herself to stand, and step towrds you, itty bitty step by itty bitty step, each step becoming braver and bolder which every movement. "Daddy, I-I won't let you be scared. I'll snuggle with you until y-you're not scared anymore"
  142. >She was doing it
  143. >Your little filly was doing it
  144. >She was marching on over to you.
  145. >You were...so proud of her.
  146. >Your little girl, walking in the late night, by herself, towards you.
  147. >Determined to make the bad feelings you conjured up go away.
  148. >And as you looked on in pride...something sinister was about to occur
  149.  
  150. >BANG!
  151. >CRASH!
  152. >BAZAM!
  153. >Out of nowhere, an anvil,piano, and crate of heavy balls landed onto Jewely's position. creating a small crater.
  154. >You immediately turned white in dread.
  155. >You look up..to see a familiar clumsy pegasus fly by with a now empty cart
  156. "J-J...J...Je..."
  157. >You couldn't get the words out.
  158. >You couldn't speak
  159. >You couldn't move...
  160. >Your little filly...
  161. >Your innocent little girl
  162. >.....
  163. "JEWELY!"
  164. >You rushed over to the pile, forgetting that you had the power of the horn, and instead tried to move the heavy objects with your hooves.
  165. "JEWELY! JEWELY! SPEAK TO ME! PLEASE! OH GOD!"
  166. >You started to cry hysterically as you did your best to remove the debris.
  167. >What you hadn't noticed however, was a little filly innocently stepping away from the injury. With only a teeny tiny little bump on her head.
  168. >"Daddy, look, I did it! I walked all the way over to you and I didn't get scared! Are you proud of me?"
  169. >But you weren't paying attention. You were trying to move the damned piano!
  170. >"Daddy? Are you ok? What are you looking for?"
  171. >She tilted her head, curious
  172. "Jewely! I'm looking for you Jewely!"
  173. >You said frantically
  174. >"Daddy, don't be silly. I'm right here, see?"
  175. >wut?
  176. >WUT?!
  177. >You slowly turn over, still white with fright.
  178. >You see a smiling little filly. waggling her tail about. Looking up at you with pure pride in her heart.
  179. >"Hi Daddy!" She says with a cheer
  180. "....Jewely...y-you're ok..."
  181. >"Mhmm! I think something hit my head though. But I'm fine, see! I barely felt it! Are you proud of me?"
  182. >You gave a crazed chuckle as you slowly went to lay on your side.
  183. >"Something" landed on her head she says. That fucking anvil landed on her head
  184. "Yes Jewely, but Daddy is feeling more scared than your Aunt Fluttershy in a haunted house right now. And so I'm just going to lose consciousness for a second or thousand..ok? ok"
  185. >And then you conked out like a light.
  186.  
  187. >"Oh no! Daddy must have really gotten afraid of the dark!"
  188. >Jewely went and cuddled under your belly as you laid on your side, she then slowly climbed up and hung around on your side as she looked behind your back with vigilant eyes.
  189. >"Don't worry Daddy! I'll protect you from the darkness until the sun comes up! I'm a brave legendary hero now! Just like you! And I'll protect you no matter what!"
  190. >And little Jewely was true to her word. For the most part.
  191. >She tried staying awake as long as she could until she eventually fell asleep, snuggling onto your belly after she slid off your side.
  192. >in your unconscious mind. You could see her...feel her.
  193. >She was safe with you. and thats all that mattered.
  194. >Everybody was probably going to wonder what the fuck happened when they find you in the middle of town, asleep with your little filly in tow.
  195. >But you didn't care, little Jewely conquered her fear. And thats all that mattered.
  196. >The only thing now was trying to explain away the anvil and such. Your wife would kill you if she found out any of those came even close to Jewely.
  197. >You probably wouldn't wake up in time to make them vanish with the horn.
  198. >Ah well, what's another night on the couch? If it meant that Jewely is a better filly out of it.
  199. >You were so proud of her.
  200. >You'd always would be. And that included your sons too.
  201. >You were lucky to have them, and lucky to have such a wife. Even if you did fuck up sometimes.
  202. >This was your family. And they came first. And you would protect them the best you could.
  203. >And that thought made you gently hold Jewely ever closer. Your precious little Jewel.
  204. >You did good...You did good.
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