What's in a Name?

by IcarusFics

Chapter 12: Chapter Ten

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I pressed my body against Lily’s while keeping the pressure away from my belly as I kissed her intently. The bed was much more comfortable than the one at my apartment, mostly because my mum and dad actually put a good amount of money toward this bed instead of buying the first one they saw. I felt Lily’s hoof begin to rub my belly in circles, eliciting a soft coo from me as I melted in her touch.

“I love you, Rose. She's going to be so beautiful…” Lily said with a soft smile on her face. She placed her lips on my stomach and kissed me lightly, trailing downward. I held my breath, warmth building inside me, as her kisses got closer and closer to my-

“Rose! Lily! Lunch is ready!” I heard my mum call from downstairs. We both froze as we heard footsteps coming up the stairs before Lily quickly pulled herself up and sat next to me, trying to calm herself down as the door to my room slowly creaked open.

“We made some lovely kale and cucumber sandwiches for you two, if you feel like-” My mum stopped as she saw the huge blush and awkward look on both of our faces. “O-oh. Uh… did I interrupt something?”

“N-nope! Nothing, w-we’ll be right down!” I said in a panic and my mum smiled before closing the door. As she left, I covered my face with my hooves and groaned. “Ugh, damn it. I'm sorry, Lily.”

“Hey, no problem. Look at it this way. When I eventually do make you cum…” She said, whispering seductively in my ear, causing me to shudder slightly. “It'll be that much more intense.”

I “eeped” quietly as I felt myself get even more aroused at her words.

“C’mon!” She grinned at me and jumped down from the bed. “I'm starving!”

I followed her down and caught up to her. As I reached her side, she leant over and whispered in my ear once more.

“I sure won't be hungry after how much I'm gonna eat you out tonight.” I shook in arousal again before playfully shoving Lily.

“You are unbelievable, Lily. I love you.”

“I love you too, beautiful.” Lily said, smirking.


“So, Rose, as much as we know about you, you still haven't really told us much about this “Equestria” place. What's it like?” My dad asked curiously as we ate lunch.

“It's amazing!” I said, swallowing my bite of food. “I mean, I still don't know a huge amount of it, but I'm learning more through those memory dreams every day. There are three “tribes” of ponies there, the earth ponies - that's me and Lily - the pegasus ponies, who have wings and can fly, and the unicorns. They have a horn that let's them use magic to do lots of stuff like levitation and teleportation.”

“Wow. Real magic, huh? Just a shame you got the short end of the stick.”

“Not really.” I shook my head. “Earth ponies are super resilient and have an affinity for plants and nature. Both Lily’s and my cutie marks are nature related too.”

“Cutie marks? That's the girliest thing I've ever heard of.” My dad chuckled. “Those are the things on your sides, right?”

“Oh, uh, yeah. Everypony eventually discovers their special talent, and that's what we get our cutie marks for.”

“How did you get yours?”

“I… I don't really remember yet. Sorry.”

“No, don't you be sorry. What about you, Lily?”

“O-oh!” Lily shot up, her mind clearly on something else. “M-my cutie mark? Uh, I was… ten, I think, and I was trying to help my friend out with their school project. They had to grow and take care of some flowers, but eventually gave up. I don't know why, but… I kept going. The next week, my friend came by and saw all of the flowers had grown, and I hadn't even noticed that I got my cutie mark, I was so engrossed in working.”

“That's lovely, Lily.” My mum spoke up, breaking her silence. I smiled at her, glad she was at least trying to cheer herself up.

“So what about Ponyville? That's the place where you'll be living?” My dad asked.

“Y-yeah. Me and Lily had a house there, but I don't know if we still do. I mean, Luna said that time had only progressed about a year in their time since our disappearance, even though it's been like, twenty years here.”

“Woah, that's even weirder. My dad smiled, taking another bite of his lunch. “You better tell us all about it when you get there, Rose. I'm sure your mother would love to hear about your life there as well.”

“Of course.” I smiled. “Kinda defeats the purpose if I don't, right?”

“I guess so.” My dad chuckled and began to stand up from the table. “So, Rose, did you want to join me on a walk down to the stream? Like we used to when you were younger?”

“Of course!” I jumped down and began to follow my dad. I turned around to Lily to see her looking down, her mind drifting again. “Did you want to join us, Lily?”

She looked up again before shaking her head. “N-no, I'm a bit tired, so I’ll see you when you get back.”

“Okay, if you’re sure.” I smiled at Lily, placing a kiss on her hoof before turning and following my dad outside.


I sat on my chair as I watched Rose walk away with her dad. I quietly looked back to my food as Rose’s mum silently ate. I felt my eyes well up as I began to think about my own mother again, but forced the memory down. I didn’t need her anymore. I reached up and pulled the pin out of my hair, placing it down on the table and staring at it.

“It’s a very pretty pin, Lily.” Mrs Linden spoke up and I raised my head to meet her eyes. She was smiling, but there was that same look of sadness on her face that had been there the whole day.

“Th-thanks. My… My mum gave it to me.”

“Oh, I'm sorry. I didn’t mean to touch on that subject, Rose told me how it made you feel.”

“No, no, it’s not your fault, I… I shouldn’t be so sad about it. It happened years ago, and she… My mum is the only one that lost anything of value. Sh-she doesn’t d-deserve to have me in her l-life…” I said, trying to subdue my tears and stay strong through the sentence.

“Lily… I know that you didn’t react too well before, but… I’d love to be someone that you can confide in. I’d love it if you talked to me more. I'm not a replacement for your mum, but… It’s hard. I only just got Alex back, and now he’s… She’s… leaving. I'm losing my son. I just want to help and accept what’s going on, but it’s hard.”

I nodded. I knew what she was feeling and really, I wished I could help, but… I couldn’t. All I really could do would be to try and make this last month with Rose enjoyable.

“I… I know how you feel, Jenny. More than you think. I lost my mum and dad. I know they didn’t die, just as you know that Rose isn’t dying, but the fact that… I'm never going to see them again, purely because of how I wanted to live my life? I didn’t want to leave! I would have happily only dated girls for the rest of my life, but they didn’t want that. The off chance that I might ever be attracted to a man was too much for them and they threw me out!”

“I-I'm sorry…” Jenny said, fiddling with her hands.

“Rose… She still loves you. Never forget that. She might be going to another world, but she still loves you, and through that, you’ll never really lose her. She’s promised that she’ll write at least once a week in the book, and I know for a fact she’ll try her hardest to come visit if it’s possible.”

Jenny nodded, guilt filling her face. “I'm… so, so selfish. I should have been thinking about her happiness, and instead, I'm only thinking of mine. I-I know this isn’t even a choice anymore, and I never wanted to try and hold her back, but Alex… Rose… She never was a very social child. She locked herself away in her room and rarely went outside. When she left to live in the city, I thought I had definitely lost her. This change has made her so much more happy. To have her start talking to us again, only for her to be torn away… feels like torture. I know I'm not “losing” her, but I still feel like… I don’t know, but it’s not the same.”

“It won’t be, but… we can’t live here. Even if we wanted to stay, this world is hurting us. I will never let anything hurt Rose or our foal. Ever.”

“Lily, you’re… You really are the perfect girl for Rose.”

“I-I wouldn’t say perfect, I… I just love her with all my heart. It hurts me to see her in any type of pain.”

“I know what’s best for my Rose, Lily. Right now… You’re best for her. She really needed someone to love and take care of her, and you’re the perfect candidate.”

“Well, I'm glad you think so. Th-thanks… m-mum” I smiled at her, tears dripping down my cheeks as she sat up and rushed over to me, throwing her arms around me and hugging me tightly.


“Wow! It’s so beautiful this time of year!” I said, glancing around in awe at the amazing foliage around me. The green of a few plants was mixing incredibly with the oranges and yellows of the autumn leaves. “Oooh, I love these flowers!” I said, trotting over to to a thin plant with bright red flowers. “Fairy’s Trumpet, if I remember right.”

“Jeez, Rose, since when did you know so much about flowers?” My dad said, walking up beside me as I inspected the plant.

“Probably some of my memories leaking through. I wasn’t into flowers before I changed. I wasn’t, right?”

“No, Rose.” My dad chuckled. “You were much more into the “anime’s” when you were younger.”

“Well, I can’t say I don’t have an appreciation for it now! It’s my special talent!”

“So, I assume that’s what you plan on doing for work when you get to Equestria?”

“Yep. Lily and I had a flower stall that we ran together. Lily was a lot better at growing them where I had a better hoof on arranging them in a way that looked pretty.”

“You’re so girly, Rose!” My dad said, laughing as he scratched my ear with his finger.

“S-so what?”

“Nothing bad, you were just so into games and boy things when you were younger.”

“I-I'm still into that stuff too, I just… also kinda like to do some feminine stuff too.” I said, blushing as I turned away from my dad. He stroked a hand down my back, relaxing me slightly as I looked at the stream beside us.

“Y’know, Rose… I always wanted a daughter.” My dad said quietly, sitting down next to me on the bank of the river.

“Really?” I asked, looking up at the man who had raised me. “B-but you were always so… I dunno, you always seemed like you were happy to have a boy.”

“I was, don’t get me wrong. I wanted to have more than one kid, but your mother only wanted one. You know how many aunts and uncles you have on your mother's side, she grew up in a large family and absolutely hated it. I let her have her way, and we only had you, but I always wanted a daughter too.”

“Do… Do you mind if I ask why?”

“I don’t really know, but I think a lot of it was probably the fact that you were always so… confident, I guess. You protected yourself and shut yourself away. I wanted a little girl that relied upon my help. That I could protect. You didn’t ever seem to want or need that.”

“Dad, I was a stupid teenager. I wanted to be one of those self-dependant guys who didn’t need any help, but… Lily has really opened my eyes. I'm not as scared to ask for help when I need it now. I… I needed you guys.” I said, smiling happily up at my dad.

“Rose, I love you, kiddo. I always will. I might not show it, but…” He stopped, tears dripping down his face. “I'm gonna miss you just as much as your mum will. She just shows it more.”

“Oh, dad.” I wrapped my hooves around him and hugged him. He slowly placed his hand on me, taking extra care not to hurt me as he accepted the hug. “I’ll miss you too.”


The sun was still high in the sky by the time my dad and I reached home and we walked in to see my mother and Lily tending to some potted flowers. She smiled happily as she gripped some pruners between her hooves and neatly cut some overgrown leaves from a bright yellow flower.

“We’re back, girls.” My dad said loudly as we walked in the door. Immediately, Lily turned around, smiling as she saw me walking in behind him. She looked up at my mum and she returned her look with a motherly smile before Lily placed the pruning shears down, then nuzzling her hand.

“Thanks, m-mum.” She whispered, just within listening volume of me and my dad. She jumped down, stopping when she saw a huge smile across my face. She nervously stepped toward me again and I sidled up next to her, leaning over whisper in her ear.

“I'm so proud of you, Lily.” I said quietly and kissed her on the cheek, rewarding me with a cute blush.

“How was your walk, honey?” My mum said as my dad took his boots off.

“It was nice. The woods are very nice this time of year. I’d love it if we had a picnic with Lily and Rose before they leave.”

“That would be lovely!” My mum said, taking her gardening gear off. “We’re still having a barbeque tonight, right?”

“Oh cool!” I said, hopping a little in excitement. “I haven’t had a barbeque in years!”

“Yep, that’s still on. I even bought some cucumbers and mushrooms to cook for Lily and Rose.”

“Can I help?” I asked, walking up next to my dad. “You’d be surprised how much stuff I can do with hooves.”

“Heheh, sure. Well, we better get started then!”


I always loved it when my dad cooked barbeque food. The chilly night, warmed by our outdoor heater (and in this case, the body heat of my beautiful marefriend), the sound of night time bugs, the smell of cooking smoke and vegetables. I had explained to my dad that the smell of meat cooking was unbearable to Lily and I, so he reluctantly agreed to do any meat cooking inside and to leave the meat inside after it was cooked. We were mostly unable to smell the meat, and even the small amount we did smell didn’t spoil the nice evening.

“So I look across the field…”

“Dad, please!” I pleaded.

“And there’s Rose. She’s pulling at her sports shorts and making this weird face. The game starts, so I don’t have any idea what’s going on, but she keeps wriggling around.”

“Stephen, must you embarrass her further?”

“Of course!” He laughed loudly. “So, at half time, she comes over to me and says “Daddy? I forgot my underpants!”. Hahaha!”

“Daaaaad…” I groaned loudly as Lily laughed.

“Turns out she’d been wriggling around because her pants kept riding up her buttcrack!”

“Okay, okay, that’s enough.” My mum said, stifling a laugh. “Unless you want me to tell them the story about how you got drunk last new years and came home in someone else's car, hmm? Covered in…” My mum said teasingly, wiggling her eyebrows.

“Fine, fine, I’ll stop.” He said, raising his hands in defeat. “Did you feel like having anything to drink, girls?” My dad said as he stood up and walked over to the wine cooler.

“Uh, no thanks, dad. I'm pregnant, remember?” I answered.

“Oh, god! Sorry, Rose, I completely forgot. Did you want any, Lily?”

A grimace appeared on Lily’s face for a split second before she looked away.

“N-none for me, thanks.” She replied, her voice strained and awkward.

“Hey, you doing alright?” I whispered to Lily as my dad poured himself a small glass of wine.

“Y-yeah, I just don’t… I don’t ever want to drink again.” She said, her voice still strained. I knew that something about this was touchy and dropped it for now.

“Here you go!” My dad said happily, sitting down and taking a generous gulp from his glass.

“Thanks for the food tonight, dad.”

“No problem, Rosie! I got it just how you like it.”

“Stephen, you charred it. The only one who likes it like that is you.” My mum said, frowning at him.

“What are you talking about? Everyone likes it like that.” My dad said with a cheeky grin, winking at Lily and I.

Lily yawned next to me and rested her head on my shoulder, smacking her lips.

“Thanks for tonight, m-mum and dad.” She said, an air of nervousness still in her voice.

“No problem!” My dad shouted boisterously. “Happy that you’re feeling more comfortable, too, Lily.”

“Thanks.” She smiled sleepily and yawned again.

“Looks like Lily’s getting a little tired. We’re probably gonna have an early night tonight.” I said, lifting my nearly asleep marefriend up as she blinked, trying to keep her eyes open.

“She does look pretty tired. You get her to bed, we’ll see you bright and early tomorrow morning.”

“Thanks, mum. Night, guys!”


I smiled as I lead an extremely tired looking Lily up the stairs and toward our bedroom. Hey, I'm the pregnant one! Why am I carrying her up the stairs? Oh well, I was happy to help her. She yawned again as I opened the door and shut it behind us, walking toward our bed and helping her up.

“Up you go. What has you so tired?”

“I dunno, I guess the excitement today just took it out of me.”

I laughed and kissed her, causing her to attempt to kiss me back.

“Lily, can we…” I was interrupted as she yawned. “Can we pick up where we left off tomorrow?”

“Awww, but I wanted to make you cum…” She said, closing her eyes as she finished. I giggled at the childlike nature of how she said that and lifted our blanket over us.

“You will, beautiful, but not tonight. Besides, you’ll probably just fall asleep between my legs.”

She responded by laughing quietly, her eyes still softly shut. I heard a cute snore come from her as she fell asleep and I pulled her foreleg around me, letting me rest on her breast. It wasn’t long before I was off in the land of dreams as well.

Author's Notes:

In case it wasn't obvious, the personality of Stephen is based off of this wonderful man.

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