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AU Doodle- Headboop by Earthsong9405 AU Doodle- Headboop by Earthsong9405

I’ve been a bit busy with some stuff, but I finally managed to sit down and do a quick (and messy) doodle based on a question I got from the recent Bodyguard!verse AU questionnaire thing. Someone was curious about the relationship between Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy in this universe, and I was actually gonna draw these two together anyway, so it’s a “kill two birds with one stone” thing. C:

SO! Here is good ol’ Jarl Fluttershy with Rainbow Dash, whom is a part of the Wonderbolts Mercenary group.

These two met when they were nothing but young little foals; Fluttershy the heir to her father’s place as Jarl of Ponyville, and Rainbow Dash a homeless, orphaned street urchin. Their meeting was actually accidental; Fluttershy and her family were on an outing around town when Shy was literally ran into by Rainbow. The filly had been attempting to outrun an outraged merchant after stealing an apple from his stand, but she wasn’t fast enough he ended up injuring her leg. Terrified, Rainbow actually cowered behind the young princess (we’ll just call her princess for simplicity’s sake), and the normally shy and quiet Fluttershy actually spoke up about the merchant’s rash actions before her parents had a chance to. The merchant was then escorted away by one of the Jarl’s guards, and Rainbow was left in the care of the royal family. Seeing how skinny and sickly she was, the family took her in.

From that point on, the two came to see each other as sisters in everything but blood, and even when their paths lead them to different occupations (Fluttershy now being the Jarl of Ponyville and Rainbow being a Wonderbolt mercenary), they still remain in contact with one another. The necklace Rainbow ALWAYS wears is a gift from Shy; it’s of one of the many symbols of the Goddess Alicorn Sisters, something of which Rainbow keeps very close to her heart. 

As for the doodle itself, I always thought it’d be super cute that, when the two were greeting each other after a long time apart, they’d do a “secret” hoofshake; an affectionate headbutt while they clasped hooves. x3

As with any of the AU doodles, feel free to take this as a prompt for writing a drabble (AKA: *coughtotallydoitI’llloveyouforevercough*). And also feel free to ask me questions that you may have. Other than that, thanks for stoppin’ by! 8D

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:iconcatiacaterina:
Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this scene. 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank ya! ^.^
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Catiacaterina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Bro face! *bonk*
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, pretty much! xD
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KitsuKusanagi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Is it terrible that I think of Skyrim whenever I see the word Jarl? I know that's used elsewhere, but it's the first thing that comes to mind.

Crap. Now I want to think of different holds in Equestria. What is my mind?!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely not. That's where I initially got the title from. Hell, Skyrim's actually the inspiration for this AU in general. C:
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KitsuKusanagi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Oh, that's neat. I always love incorporating different mythos and lore into my stories whenever and wherever I can. Really helps to get the mind going.

Been wanting to do an Elder Scrolls Online deal with the world of FiM: Like, one side is the unicorns, the zebras, and the elk. Another faction is the pegasi, the thestrals (bat pony), and the griffons. Third would be the earth ponies, the donkeys and the buffalo (the most strenuous of the factions).
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Magpie345ab1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Artist
Your sketches are AMZING!!!!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Hetalia31 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student
This should be a meme.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Perhaps one day. o3o
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Coco-Maya Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Ouch, my heart. This can kill people with adorableness.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Heheheh.... excellent. EXCELLENT! >8D
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naan21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
How adoraboop :)
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:iconearthsong9405:
Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HEhehe, thank you! x3
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ObsessedFAN1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love their hoofshake its so cute!! :love: Their expressions are just adorable and the relationship behind these two is just wonderful!!:D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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ObsessedFAN1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my sweet Celestia, just look at how cute this is! Look at Fluttershy's happy face! And that thing about Rainbow's necklace ~ amazing! Oh I love it! Their relationship is simply so sweet! I want more! MOAR!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad ya like it! C:
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donnys-boy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
BOOP. :D

This is too adorable for words.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! 8D
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sonicrocks57 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
"Headboop". That desperately needs to be a meme. :)

Anyway, great art! I'm liking how this particular AU is turning out! 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I challenge EVERYONE to draw or write a drabble of their favorite pair (shippy or bros-for-life, doesn't matter) doing the "headboop"!!!11! >8D

Lol, seriously though, thank you! c: 
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LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! I really like the idea of Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash regarding each other as sisters as well!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^.^
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theyaoimistress Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
That was me!!!! Thanks for the cute answer!! Can I ask something else?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Feel free to ask me anything.
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theyaoimistress Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
squee!! thank you!!
Is RD still getting pay by Rarity, even if she refuse to get pay?
Does AJ get jealous sometimes because Dash and Flutter's relationship? will she?
Do you have a head-cannon for the appledash and the pinkieflutters?
If I decide to write something, would you read spanish?
Besides Bloodhod's family and the changelings, will they have another villain?

Sorry to ask here, I still don't get how tumbrl works, and only let me one question at a time.

I like the drawings by the way!!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Regardless of RD refusing the pay, Rarity still pays her. If anything, Rainbow just gives a portion to the Wonderbolts, a portion to donating to charity, and a portion for herself for necessities.

AJ will not, and never will, get jealous of Dash and Fluttershy's relationship because there's really no reason to be jealous. Fluttershy is Rainbow's childhood friend, a sister in everything but blood. Getting jealous of those two's relationship is like Rainbow being jealous of AJ's and Big Mac's relationship simply because they're siblings. AJ isn't petty like that.

Do you mean for the AU or my actual headcanon? If my actual headcanon, then none of the pairings that are features in any of my AUs actually exist, so there wouldn't be anything on them other than the Mane 6 being great friends of one another.

I can't read Spanish, but feel free to write something anyway.

Changelings aren't villains. They are more of a "perceived evil", in that they are seen as enemies by most but in actuality the majority of changelings aren't at all evil. It's the Locusts that are enemies to the living. Now that said, whomever the villain is ranges widely. There are rude, greedy, selfish, and cruel nobles that Queen Rarity and the others must deal with, there's the potential of the emergence of another False God, there's bandits and honor-less mercenaries that have to be dealt with, there's vague possibilities of war with other countries... the list goes on. What the story focuses on depends entirely on the writer, however, so I'm leaving it ambiguous.
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theyaoimistress Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks for the answers, and yes I was talking about this AU.

Does RD still do some jobs for the wonderbolts?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not entirely sure what you'd like to know about the PinkieShy and AppleDash pairings. Anything specific?

And yes, she does; being Shy's bodyguard-for-hire is exactly that; a "for-hire" job. Applejack is the one who's usually with Shy at a near constant, but RD shoulders the responsibility of keeping Shy safe when the situation calls for it (for example, Shy travels to another Jarl's Hold or farther), whenever Fluttershy requests her to do so, or when Rainbow just feels like Shy could use her company alongside AJ's. In between her job as Fluttershy's bodyguard-for-hire, she still takes on assignments and such from The Wonderbolts.
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veeisme Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Adorable! And I'm also impressed that even with the angle hiding cutie marks and the two having slightly different hairstyles, I still totally knew this was Flutters and Dashie. <3
There are a lot of really awesome pairings that exist in MLP fanworks, but FlutterDash will always be one of my favorites. It just makes so much SENSE, with the background that we know about between these two!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I work hard to give each character a unique look to them that doesn't involve just their different hairstyles, color, and cutie marks, so I'm glad that seems to be paying off. ^.^

Although this isn't actually FlutterDash... at least, not in the shipping sense. These two as a pairing does make sense, but I personally prefer the two as being "bros-for-life". xD
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veeisme Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
FlutterDash is still perfect as a BroTP. xD
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So true. So true. x3
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BadWolf-96 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
OK, I'm not "into" MLP....
But this is too cute. <3
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! x3
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noobymaniac Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
wow quite a detailed back story. and a good one to boot!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Fearless-Leo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I'm just crazy, but is there a specific place where the bodyguard AU verse is all explained at once? 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
At the current moment, no, not really. You can see what I've done for it thus far here:

earthsong9405.deviantart.com/g…

But having a full post explaining it in its entirety, that does not exist yet. Specifically because I'm still building the AU's world.
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Fearless-Leo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alrighty! I've been trying to understand it all from bits and pieces, and I think I am.
I just tend to miss obviously located things that explain everything I'm searching for, so I thought I'd just make sure. ^^
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWWWWW HOOFSHAKE AND NECKLACE AND OMG THIS IS MY BROTP

SORRY ITS JUST REALLY CUTE THE FEELS

I MUST DRAW FANART OF THIS EXCEPT I SUCK
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! ^.^

And you don't suck. I'd say go for it. c:
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just the average overly-critical untrained artist ^^; Thanks!
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AkatsukiAndBloodstar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! :heart:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :3
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the-cursed-one Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
It was bugging me where I recognised the story from, then I remembered, Prince of Persia! 
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