Closer to HeavenCloser to Heaven3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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"Dash, how long do you think we've been flying?"
"It's only been three days since we left Cloudsdale, Gilda - it feels like weeks at this point, though."
"How've you been keeping track? I can't even see the sun through all the smoke."
"It's a pegasus thing G.; griffins just don't have our talent for weather."
"Right, I completely forgot about that...So what's your special weather talent telling you about those clouds up ahead? They're blacker than normal...do you think Civil Protection torched another town?"
"...I don't want to think about that Gilda It was bad enough when they came to Cloudsdale looking for Rebels, but then they started butchering civilians... They took pleasure in the deaths of all those innocent pegasi..."
"...How long till we get to Ponyville, Dash?"
"If we keep flying like this, we might make it by nightfall. If we aren't shot out of the sky on the way there that is."
"...Maybe we should fly a bit higher,