Since being abandoned by her parents, Scootaloo has resigned herself to living on her own and caring and fending for herself without help from anyone. But when Twilight Sparkle discovers her predicament, she takes the orphaned filly into her home and Scootaloo realizes she doesn't have to face the challenges of life alone after all.
Guardian Angel is written by Mayhem Darkshadow and can be read here
This Fanfic contains the following tropes:
- Adult Fear: In the 2-part chapter 'Wickedness', Twilight goes out of her mind with worry when Scootaloo can't be found in the town, even breaking down in tears at one point.
- Alpha Bitch: Diamond Tiara. See Disproportionate Retribution below.
- The Bully: Diamond Tiara, taken Up to Eleven
- Dead Fic: For about three months. It got better. And was then cancelled again, along with the author leaving the fandom, in March 2015.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Diamond Tiara's response to getting caught bullying Scootaloo and suffering a mild punishment? She bashes Scootaloo in the head and coerces Silver Spoon to aid her in leaving Scootaloo to the elements.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Silver Spoon realizes Diamond Tiara has gone too far after her actions in the Everfree Forest, leading to her HeelFace Turn.
- Happily Adopted: Scootaloo, natch.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Silver Spoon's father died when she was young, saving four other ponies from a burning building.
- I Want My Mommy!: After Diamond Tiara bashes her over the head and leaves her in the Everfree Forest, Scootaloo says this verbatim. Naturally, she's talking about Twilight.
- Mama Bear: Twilight. She'll fight off wild animals before she lets Scootaloo get hurt.
- And most recently, break Prince Blueblood's nose for scaring Scootaloo and trying to hit her.
- Parental Abandonment: Scootaloo's parents just didn't come home one day.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: This is Diamond Tiara's attitude and mindset after bashing Scootaloo over the head and leaving her in the Everfree forest. Filthy Rich begs to differ though.
- Shout-Out: Though perhaps unintentional, Diamond Tiara's treatment of Scootaloo in the 'Wickedness' 2-part chapter is alarmingly similar to her treatment of Nyx in Past Sins.
- Upper-Class Twit: Who else but Blueblood