Long time no doodle, eh? I felt some muse happen for the Infected!AU again and this time I decided to draw it, featuring Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy! I might have to adjust their height’s some because Pinkie’s actually supposed to be a little lower, but she smol and Shy’s tol (she hunches a lot though to make herself look smaller). You can’t actually see them here but they both have wedding rings on the hands that are clasped together: they married. C:<
Okay, so as far as Pinkie goes: she still somehow maintains her overall upbeat and optimistic outlook on life despite the state of the world, but underneath all of that is a hardened survivor just as the rest of them. Pinkie is clever as she is resourceful and she can think her way out of almost any situation, even if some of her ideas seem a little crazy. She’s quite the handy-mare too; she had so many odd jobs before the Outbreak that there’s almost nothing she doesn’t have at least some working knowledge on. She’s particularly skilled with technology, especially cars and computers (leave her alone with a car for at least a day and she’ll probably have it up and running). Pinkie has taken up learning her way around weaponry so that Fluttershy wouldn’t have to deal with them, specifically firearms, and up until recently it’s worked for them. In result, though, Pinkie has a hard time sleeping without nightmares waking her up, and as such she sometimes completely forgoes sleep. Regardless of Pinkie’s willingness to give someone a chance in this world, she’s very cautious and is actually reluctant to join communities due to some of the horror stories she’s heard (and witnessed).
As for Fluttershy, she isn’t so much shy as she is wary in this AU. Some of her shyness evaporated out of necessity to survive in this world but in its place is the occasional bouts of anxiety in certain situations, specifically situations that involve a gun. She can usually manage them on her own, but sometimes they get really bad. This is part of the reason why Pinkie’s tried to shoulder most of the burden of doing the shooting for her wife, but there’s only so much she can do to before her attempt to shield Shy from the world’s horrors come back to bite them. Anyway, Fluttershy, despite her lack of use of weaponry in general (she knows how to use them), is a very good de-facto medic. A veterinarian before the Outbreak happened, she’s patched up Pinkie and the occasional stranger enough times to have a decent amount of knowledge on how to perform first aid on someone. She’s actually a skilled hunter and very skilled at fishing with her bare hands.
As far as the role these two play in the AU I’m actually kinda torn with it. I had an idea that after the Outbreak, the two of them had begun taking in orphaned kids and taking care of them (they’d only have like 3 or 4 foals living with them but still). What I have in mind is that they originally lived in some location in the country or something and Twi and Rarebear ends up coming across a distraught and desperate Pinkie. The short version for why she’s so distraught? Fluttershy, at that point of the story, had been shot, and her health was deteriorating. I’ll get more into detail of that instance a little later.’
For now! I hope you guys like the drawing! Feel free to ask me anything and thanks so much for takin’ a look! :3