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Hello Sweetie.

Sucker for a Cute Face is a My Little Pony: Equestria Girls shipfic written by EyeswirltheWeirded.

Quiet mornings before school starts can be lonely, but peaceful. For some people, they're a good time to just breathe and prepare themselves for the day ahead. Fluttershy and Adagio Dazzle find themselves doing this in the same place at the same time, in their own ways.

The fic is based around the Crack Ship between Fluttershy and Adagio Dazzle. Despite this, it is not a Crack Fic, instead focusing on the incredibly sweet romance between the two girls and Adagio's reformation efforts.

Sucker for a Cute Face includes examples of:

  • Accidental Tickle Torture: At one point in the story, a squirrel gets into Adagio's clothes resulting in Fluttershy tickling her trying to get it out.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 46 focuses on the exploits of Aria and Rainbow in an Expy of League of Legends.
  • Affectionate Nickname: All the Dazzlings have one for Fluttershy:
    • Adagio: Sweetie.
    • Aria: Squeaky
    • Sonata: Dr. Seuss.
      • Rarity calls Sonata Miss Dusk.
  • Alone Among the Couples: Aria is the only Siren to not be in a relationship by the story's ending. It seems to be changing by the Epilogue.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Fluttershy's mother.
  • Apologises a Lot: Fluttershy, of course.
    • Adagio as well.
  • The Atoner: Downplayed. The Dazzlings are not reforming out of a desire to, but because they're bored and needed something to do. Played Straight as they learn about friendship.
  • Bad Date: Adagio and Fluttershy's first date goes fine. Their second date, however, is spoiled by lackluster food and too many prying eyes by CHS students.
  • Barely-There Swimwear: Adagio manages to get Fluttershy in some during their first date.
  • Beta Couple: Rarity and Sonata.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Adagio and Fluttershy have theirs in Chapter 23.
  • Bouquet Toss: In the Epilogue, Rarity is mentioned as being so ruthless at it that she needs a ball and chain strapped to her leg to give anyone else a chance, trying to signal to Sonata to pop the question.
  • Bizarre Alien Psychology: While the Sirens are intelligent, they do struggle with certain concepts, like when they played a Mario Party Expy and pondered why the stars were so important and decided to declare who got more coins as the winner.
  • Chocolate of Romance: While candy plays an important part in bringing Adagio and Fluttershy together, the culmination of this trope is when Adagio brings Fluttershy a red heart-shaped chocolates box in Chapter 56 as a representation of how far their love has come.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Fluttershy for Adagio. The mere idea of anyone else getting Adagio sends her into a quiet fit of jealous anger.
  • Covert Pervert: Fluttershy.
    • Rarity and Sonata have a pretty wild sex life.
  • Crush Blush: Oh yeah does Fluttershy get hit with it. Adagio also gets in on it occasionally.
  • Cuteness Overload: Adagio is usually immune to this, but when Fluttershy showers her in praise, she has to take a moment to collect herself.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Adagio suffers this around Angel Bunny.
  • Date Peepers: Rainbow Dash didn't mean to do this, but it's how she finds out Fluttershy and Adagio are together.
  • Disappeared Dad: Fluttershy's father passed away when she was was little.
  • Distant Finale: After a significant Time Skip, the Epilogue shows Fluttershy and Adagio's wedding.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: In the Epilogue, Fluttershy talks Adagio into wearing one.
  • False Friend: Why the Dazzlings do not want the Rainbooms' help making friends; they want friends who like them for who they are, rather than who they know.
  • False Start: Fluttershy makes a few attempts to confess to Adagio that go no where due to her own timidness causing her to chicken out. The biggest example, however, happens in Chapter 18. After getting reassurance from Fluttershy that she isn't afraid of her, Adagio starts slowly moving to kiss her, only for Fluttershy to lose her nerve and smack Adagio with a book.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: Indulged in by Fluttershy to Adagio in order to get the Siren to let Fluttershy help her when she was sick. Though not shown, it also came up during Fluttershy and Adagio's first time.
  • Fully-Clothed Nudity: Fluttershy acts like this when Adagio gets her to wear some Barely-There Swimwear on their first date. A unique variation comes up in the Epilogue. The clothes are still there but have been rendered completely invisible due to a spell misfiring.
  • Gamer Chick: To deal with the boredom of having all the money they could ever need, the Sirens picked up video games as a hobby.
  • Genki Girl: Pinkie and Sonata naturally.
    • Also Fluttershy's mother weirdly.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: The Mystable chat logs post Relationship Reveal indicate that the male population of CHS believes in this trope.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Trixie in a minor way. After Adagio agrees to only tease Fluttershy during their Relationship Upgrade, she stops interacting with Trixie entirely. While enthusiastic initially about it, Trixie comes to miss the traded barbs between them and resolves to find out why Adagio stopped talking to her. When she discovers Adagio and Fluttershy's Secret Relationship, Trixie, in a fit of jealousy, anonymously ousts the couple to the school on Mystable. She does regret it though.
  • Grew a Spine: What Adagio's influence on Fluttershy manifests itself as. Over the course of the fic, Fluttershy goes from being scared of Adagio, to stealing the remains of Adagio's gem in an effort to fix her voice.
  • Hammerspace Hair: Adagio has taken a page out of Pinkie's book by holding stuff in her hair.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Adagio is nowhere close to short on confidence, but underneath that is a surprisingly insecure girl especially when it comes to her relationship with Fluttershy. She has trouble letting go of her failures for one, resulting in her beating herself up to the point of being unable to sleep at night. When it comes to Fluttershy, it's implied that she has never felt so strongly about anyone before and is terrified that she's one wrong word away from scaring her off forever.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: Briefly happens to Adagio in the final chapter. While it's unknown what Fluttershy does to scare her, it leaves Adagio horny and heavily blushing.
  • Hypocrite: The Sirens' opinion of Canterlot High School, only following Princess Twilight's philosophies when it suits them.
    • Adagio calls Sunset one in Chapter 53 for speaking like an expert on friendship when she herself is still in the process of learning about it.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Fluttershy's mom pulls Adagio aside during the Meet the In-Laws chapters to warn her that she is Fluttershy's first relationship and, if things go wrong, maybe her last because if they break up, Fluttershy might permanently withdraw into herself.
  • Imagine Spot: Fluttershy is prone to fantasizing about Adagio in various situations.
  • Indirect Kiss: The entire fic is kicked off by one.
  • Inner Monologue: Fluttershy and Adagio have a lot of them, though Fluttershy is more prone to them.
  • The Insomniac: Ever since the Battle of the Bands, Adagio hasn't been sleeping due to dwelling on how helpless she now feels. Fluttershy solves it by inviting Adagio to a sleepover at her house and encouraging her to think happy thoughts.
  • Insufferable Genius: Adagio's opinion of Sunset.
  • Lipstick Lesbians: Fluttershy and Adagio. Rarity and Sonata too.
  • Lonely Rich Kids: The Sirens gained a large amount of wealth by enchanting the rich but until the fic, are wholly friendless.
  • Meet the In-Laws: Chapters 45 to 47 covers this.
  • Moe: Adagio plans to weaponize this trope to get friends.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever happened during the Sirens' Truth or Dare game.
    Adagio: "I'm... I'm not allowed to play that game anymore, Sweetie... The three of us played it amongst ourselves once, and the outcome was that I'm not allowed to anymore. No exceptions. It was a pact sealed with what we could manage for a Coltlantian binding ritual previously used to close the most hazardous oceanic trenches and lock away horrors best left forgotten... The trade-off (partly because they wanted to be fair to me and partly because the ritual traditionally calls for a sacrifice) is that Sonata isn't allowed to keep sweets all to herself (there was a concern about her growing waistline at the time, resolved since our personal gym was finished) and Aria isn't allowed to touch fireworks unsupervised... It was for the best for all three of us, I think."
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Adagio rarely gets sick, so rarely in fact, that when she does it worries Aria and Sonata.
    • Fluttershy's mom is usually a quite silly woman, but when she pulls Adagio to the side during the Meet the In-Laws, she goes very serious. The reason is she needs to give Adagio the If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her... speech because if something happens to cause a breakup Fluttershy might never recover from the heartbreak.
  • Relationship Reveal: Chapters 36 to 38 cover the Sirens and Rainbooms coming out to each other.
    • Chapter 48 ends with Fluttershy and Adagio's relationship revealed to the entire school.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Fluttershy and Adagio have theirs in Chapter 23.
  • Rich Boredom: When one can sing anyone into doing anything, it becomes very easy to amass a lot of wealth. However, it left the Dazzlings wanting for nothing, which left them bored enough to return to CHS.
  • The Rival: Trixie to Adagio. They become friends later.
    • Adagio to Vice-Principal Luna.
  • Secret Relationship: Fluttershy and Adagio naturally. Turns out they aren't the only ones.
    • Rainbow and Aria are gaming buddies but are Heterosexual Life-Partners.
    • Rarity and Sonata are, to quote Aria, "going at it like rabbits in lingerei".
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: To alleviate their boredom, the Sirens have taken up video games, though due to Bizarre Alien Psychology, don't quite grasp the whys behind the context of them, leading to these.
  • Shipper on Deck: If her Mystable chats post Relationship Reveal are anything to go by, Derpy is very on board with Adagio and Fluttershy's relationship.
  • Ship Tease: In the Epilogue between Aria Blaze and Big Macintosh.
  • Sick Episode: Chapters 14 to 16 deals with Adagio getting sick and bonding with Fluttershy over it.
  • The Tease: Adagio naturally.
  • Troll: The Sirens.
  • The Unseen: Princess Twilight is mentioned repeatedly in the fic but never actually turns up.
  • Wedding Finale: The Epilogue covers Fluttershy and Adagio's wedding.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the chapter Black Bottles, Sunset confronts Adagio about her friend-making troubles and offers to help. She may have had a point... had she not come across as an incredibly condescending Know-Nothing Know-It-All Insufferable Genius. Sunset's attitude immediately angers Adagio, who lays into Sunset with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about how she isn't in any place to judge because she's still learning about friendship herself, and how Adagio's methods worked for Trixie. By the end, Sunset concedes that Adagio was right to call her out.
  • Yandere: While Fluttershy never goes all the way with it, her inner monologues can have an air of this trope.