******This fanfic is based on National Geographic’s Seconds from Disaster TV show and contains facts mixed with speculation******
"Ponyville, the home for all ponies and other animals. It's a major hub for shopping and gossip. Suddenly, after taking part in a seminar, Fluttershy lashes out at everyone she encounters. How did she get this way? Who was responsible and is there any way to restore Fluttershy to her kind heart? Disasters don't just happen. They're triggered by a chain of critical events. Unlock the mysteries in those final Seconds from Disaster. Equestria > Ponyvillle > Fluttershy's Cottage.
"Fluttershy's cottage is home to dozens of animals Fluttershy cares for. She provides them with enough food and shelter to keep them coming back. 11:02 AM. Her pet rabbit named Angel wants lunch but won't eat anything he's given and chooses a special sundae salad. With nothing needed to get the recipe assembled at home, Fluttershy heads to the market. 11:13 AM. At the market, Fluttershy struggles to even purchase the ingredients as other ponies get in her way and she has no experience in being assertive. Her friends help to get her properly trained but it's no use. 11:25 AM. Fluttershy manages to get all the ingredients but the cherry and Angel is not satisfied. Outside, she finds an advertisement for an assertive seminar hosted by Iron Will. 11:30 AM. Fluttershy arrives to see what the commotion is about and is chosen to take part in a demonstration.
"The next day, Fluttershy is ready to take on all obstacles in her way. 9:30 that morning. An elderly pony is watering Fluttershy's flowers but Fluttershy can see they are getting more than necessary and takes action. Down the road, two ponies have carts filled with garbage and are too busy chatting to notice and Fluttershy launches both cards and gets them to move. 9:42 AM. A line has formed outside the Sugarcube Corner sweet shop where Pinkie Pie is taking customers. Fluttershy is part of this line when a pony cuts in front. Fluttershy's rage leaves everyone else in fear as the line is taken outside, leaving Fluttershy at the front. 1:21 PM. Fluttershy needs a taxi but someone is already using it so she boots him out and takes over. Back home, Fluttershy remains proud and confident about her latest accomplishments when Rarity and Pinkie Pie arrive. Unfortunately, Fluttershy is only in the cruel mood and sends both Rarity and Pinkie Pie running in tears.
"Now by rewinding the events of that day and going deep into the investigation, we can reveal what went wrong. The first thing on investigators' minds is what caused Fluttershy to become so aggressive despite her previously being too laid back? *Fluttershy comes on screen*
"I guess I got a little carried away. I had previously been letting everypony have their way so that I didn't start a fight or anything," said Fluttershy.
"With that detail now in place, Investigators need information on Iron Will. Just who is he and why does he use such aggressive methods to train the audience?" Iron Will comes on screen*
"Iron Will was just trying to help those tired of being pushed around. It had worked plenty of times before and everyone Iron Will has done it with before had 100% satisfaction," said Iron Will.
"One last piece of the puzzle remains. Why wasn't anyone trying to stop Fluttershy before it got out of control?" *Rarity comes on screen*
"I think most ponies in town either feared Fluttershy as it was or commended her for at least sticking up for herself. There was also probably a tiny bit of incentive from what Iron Will had taught her, given that he was the most effective on her," said Rarity.
"Finally, we can reveal the chain of events that left Ponyville's market Seconds from Disaster. 1 day and six hours to disaster. Fluttershy takes to the market to buy the ingredients needed for Angel Bunny's lunch. 1 day to disaster. Since Fluttershy hadn't bothered to confront anyone that was rudely cutting in front, she decides to see what Iron Will's seminar is about. 7 hours to disaster. Iron Will's seminar has made Fluttershy more aggressive and his methods didn't change because of how satisfied everyone else he lectured felt before. 3 hours to go. Ponies run in fear or commend Fluttershy for her actions. Disaster strikes. Fluttershy takes her rage out on everyone, including Pinkie Pie and Rarity.
"After the disaster, the ponies have returned to normal lives. Iron Will has moved on without payment since Fluttershy was not satisfied. Fluttershy has agreed to never let her anger get the best of her and to be willing to stand up for herself in a time of need.