I'm just glad Scotch didn't actually die, as was allegedly the original intent. She can't die before she gets her non-toilet cutie mark! I never cry over fanfiction, but if she'd died that would've immediately changed.
I think it says something about me that my favourite part of this is Boo.
But seriously, wonderful stuff. As people sometimes note in my comments of PH, I'm not too...into...lyrics without a known beat (although the linked instrumental helped) in a story. That sort of hindered the scene's flow for me, although it didn't lower the emotion.
This just solidifies it all. Abjectly solid and very well composed. Wonderful stuff, MM.
This was one of the absolutely emotional moments of the chapter. What really set it home for me was when Scotch cried and openly called him Daddy. P-21 has a long way to go to get to some level of normality, and hopefuly Scotch will make a full recovery. For now, this picture really helps capture the pure emotion of that scene.