LossThere has been the days in everyponies life, the days of loss and sorrow; the days when you believe that you can no longer withstand the pain that burrows into your heart. The loss of a loved one family, or even a life-partner sticks to our hearts harder than anything that we could ever expect to feel. Loss; an emotion that soaks everything in its path in a field of sadness and dread. The thought often compels most of us once we have lost someone dear to our heart; Is there anything we can do to keep them happy?
"Twilight?" Rainbow Dash asked quizzically as she lay in the pale white bed, the heart monitor at a steady yet seemingly slow pace.
"Y-yes, Rainbow?" Twilight answered, her voice weak and strained from the sickness she was fighting.
Tears started to form in her eyes as she looked into her partners violet eyes. The color was still there; the spark that shown of her life, however, growing ever fainter. Rainbow stood there, staring into her eyes, hoping
The Final LetterDear Princess Celestia,The Final Letter2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As you may have already known, my time is soon to come. I wish I could say that I'm not frightened of death, as I could have said when I was once a young mare, but that has changed much over the decades. I have learned of how true friendship is a force that cannot be stopped over the powers of time, death, and solitude, but as long as you have your friends by your side there is nothing to keep you from where you wish to be. I hope that I will be able to see them again, and I wish to be able to tell them how much I appreciate what they have done for me through the years as my best of friends. I have a feeling that they know this though, and they watch me from wherever they are now telling me to live out what I can.
When you sent me to Ponyville to make new friends, I was hesitant. I just wanted to finish with what needed to be done and then return to my studies. But you seemed to know what I needed, not only what Equestria needed that day. You knew I needed fr
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 1Fluttershy was fast asleep in her cottage, not a single worry flowing through her mind. She was in a land where everything was perfect. The trees swayed in the gentle cooling wind, animals of all species and sizes pranced around happily. Her lips curved to a slight smile as she looked over the plains, seeing how happy all of the animals were. She walked among the field of animals, wishing that she could have this back at home where everything was real. She knew that this was all a dream. Fluttershy had had it many times before, but she always felt as if it was missing something, or rather, somepony.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She continued to walk among the animals, her smile slowly disappearing. She knew who it was that she wanted to have and love, but it was something she never thought would work out. This mare, she was the most beautiful thing Fluttershy had ever seen. She was elegant, yet she had a certain spunk about her that drove her crazy, but she loved it at the same time. She was driven to get w
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Ponies have always been afraid of death and what it may bring. They fear the solitude of eternity, but who's to say that there is anything to fear? Nopony has ever came back from the dead to tell their tale, and for that matter, nopony ever will. The memories of our lifetime reside deep within our minds, hidden away until our final moments in this world. In your final moments of life after death, you have 7 minutes to relive your life. Funny thing it is how the brain has 7 minutes of activity after you supposedly 'die'.
Twilight Sparkle stood in a vast abyss of nothingness, unsure of where she was or how she had gotten there in the first place. She looked around frantically, trying to scan the abyss for any possible exit or somepony to tell her where she was.
'Twilight!' she could hear Rainbow Dash call to her, 'Twilight! Wake up!'
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 2*2 hours prior to the kiss*The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rainbow Dash paced back and fourth in her home, the clouds below her feet making a poomph sound with every step. It was early in the morning, early enough to where the sun had not yet risen over the horizon. If anything, she was supposed to still be asleep until it was at least noon. Her thoughts weighed heavy on her mind, and she just had to tell somepony about what she was feeling. Rainbow Dash wasn't even sure of what she felt. Love? Or was it just liking a mare?
She knew that the feelings that ran around her mind were deep, true emotions. But she just couldn't come to herself and accept the fact that who she had come to love was a mare, and one of her closest friends. Fluttershy was one of the most beautiful creatures she had ever laid her eyes upon. Any time that she was near her Rainbow's heart beats a hundred times faster, and butterflies filled her stomach. Her voice sent shivers down her spine; her sweet, calm, and quiet words echoing
The Final Letter - From CelestiaPrincess Celestia stared down at the resting place of her former student, who was now resting in peace. She was holding a letter with her magic above the grave, contemplating whether or not she would leave just yet, or stay a little longer. Using her magic, she slowly unraveled the silky violet ribbon that held the letter closed. She read it over once again, a small tear forming in the corner of her eye.The Final Letter - From Celestia2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Faithful Student,
I am regretful that I was not able to reach you at a sooner time, and I wish you luck wherever you may go. Most of Equestria has heard of your passing by now, and many are in mourn. You have touched many of the brightest and exceptional souls in Equestria Twilight, I sincerely hope you know that. You will always be missed by everyone that you knew; as well as by Luna and I.
Luna did not take your passing as well as I did; but do not mistake taking your passing well as not caring or you, Twilight. I cared for you very much, but as the ruler of Equestria I simply
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 11"... It was real?" Rainbow sputtered, pulling her body in tighter under the protection of Fluttershy's outstretched wings.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 111 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes... it was Dashie," Fluttershy told her, tightening her grip on Rainbow's body, trying to comfort her.
Rainbow Dash continued to curl under the darkness that Fluttershy was providing her, her eyes still burning, but with less intensity than they had before. The task ahead for Rainbow would be painful, but she knew that she had to do it eventually whether she would have wanted to or not. Dash opened her eyelids slowly, more and more light steadily entering her corneas. It burnt as the light flowed through her magenta eyes, but she pressed on in hopes that what she had dreamt was actually real after all. She stopped her flow of tears in an attempt to look tough for her Fluttershy, but that was an effort in vain as water began to flow forth once again, flooding what vision she had and cooling her eyes.
It took at least half an hour before Rainbow Dash was able to
MemoriesHistory - one of the most fragile and treasured things in any pony society. It is always written by the victors, and the ones who lose the battle are often erased from time to keep their acts hidden away. I was once a victor. Once. But being a victor doesn't reserve your place in history. It just gives you the ability to write the books. The ones who die for victory- the brave ponies that were the fighting force of war or event, they are the ones who are erased. Their souls are restless through time, wishing that what they did was appreciated; hoping somepony would come along and remember them and their sacrifices.Memories2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I am one of those ponies.
You may not know who I am, but regardless I know who you are. I have seen you, as well as many other ponies over the centuries, walk this land and pass from it. I am nothing but stone. At least, that's what everypony else sees me as. I watch as your warm, life-filled bodies walk the earth mortally, wishing that I could be just like you. Wishing to b
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 3Fluttershy opened the door to her cottage, the day teeming with a new brightness. The mare she had hope loved her with the same passion loved her back. She could have burst at the seams from being so tremendously overjoyed at the news, but she couldn't help feel a bit of remorse for the kiss. Sure, she had enjoyed it with every fiber of her equine being. The feeling of her lips still rested heavily on her lips; it almost felt as if they were still there. Something here didn't make sense though. Fluttershy replayed through the events in her mind, a slight 'squee' after re-enacting the touching of their lips, the flow of her breath, and the look in her eyes in her mind.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'If Rainbow really does love me... then why... did she run away?' Fluttershy asked herself aloud, setting it on repeat in her mind.
All Fluttershy could ask herself was why. Why would she just fly away? Why was the only question she could ask herself. She took the letter in hoof, placing the cyan feather in her own mane a
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 10Rainbow Dash kept Fluttershy close to her chest, the rhythmic beating of her heart playing in unison with her own. It was a moment that she had never wanted to end, and it was now that she finally had the one mare she loved in her embrace. Her mind rested easy, and she could easily die happy now, although she would prefer not to. Rainbow gave Fluttershy a gentle nudge, signaling her to get off the bed. She adjusted herself, opening up a space on the bed and patting a hoof right next to her. Fluttershy climbed up next to her, nuzzling Dash and stretching her wing over her to keep her warm through the night, or maybe it was just another excuse to touch her. Either way though, Dash didn't care about much else in the world as it was right now. All she cared about was her Fluttershy.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 101 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Both mares promptly fell asleep in each others warm, loving embrace, the night coming down over the hospital and taking them into the sands of a deep slumber. Rainbow slept peacefully, a smile on her fac
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 6'Bubbles...' Rainbow Dash muttered. 'Bubbles...'The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Derpy Hooves stood over Rainbow Dash, not understanding why she kept saying bubbles. Mail floated calmly across the lake as Derpy did her best to attend to the injured Rainbow Dash. She could feel that there was something different about Dash, but she just couldn't place her hoof on what was missing. It couldn't have been that important, Derpy thought to herself. It can't be that important if I can't find it... she trailed off, looking at the underside of Rainbow Dash's wing. Near her chest, there was a fairly large blank spot that was often referred to as the "Soul Feather". To anypony, it was just said to be a myth but they were still advised not to take it out because of what could possibly happen if a pony did remove it.
'You stay here Rainbow Dash! I'll go get help!' Derpy said to her as she took off towards the Ponyville general hospital.
'Please... No...' Dash coughed, a searing hot sensation of pain shooting through
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 4Rainbow Dash stepped back from her doorstep, letting a heavy sigh escape her lungs. She walked towards the window, gazing out into the endless abyss that lay beyond the horizon. The sky was always there, no matter when or what happened. It was the one thing that Dash could always count on in life. She needed someone to count on, not just something such as the sky.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was there as an emotional barrier between her and her friends for the most part since Rainbow would normally soar across the sky whether she was sad or angry, happy or nervous. It helped her cope with almost everything she had felt. When she was flying, she started to gradually think of Fluttershy more and more. Flying couldn't solve all of her problems or fill the hole in her heart. She knew that, but she just didn't know when the day to find the one to fill the void of love. All she ever wanted to be loved, but since Flight School she had never wanted to open her heart to any other pony. Something deep within her sub-con
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 5The hardwood floor beneath Fluttershy's feet chilled her hooves as a sense of dread fell into the surrounding air. Muscles in her body began to tighten. Her room grew hotter, and Rainbow came across Fluttershy's mind. Her grace and power was always a factor that she had enjoyed with Rainbow Dash, but this image of her seemed to be different. It was as if Dash was on the brink; about to let go of reality and all of its connections. Fluttershy scrunched her eyes together and grit her teeth, trying to keep back a volley of tears.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She didn't know why she wanted to cry, or why she even felt like there was something tragically wrong with Rainbow. Something in her heart just told Fluttershy to worry about her even though her mind told her that everything was alright.
Fluttershy was alone in her room, the bed made neatly, the curtains swaying in the gentle breeze that was flowing through the windows. She knew that there was nopony else here, but she had a feeling like someone was watching her.
Just Like HerIt was a mildly warm sunny day, the birds singing and the flowers in bloom. The playground swarmed with small fillies and colts alike. Screams of joy echoed throughout as those who played hide-and-seek were found. There was one small filly who wasn't playing or having fun with the rest of the ponies. She was sitting out in the middle of the previously mowed field, the scent of fresh grass making its way through her nose and calming her slightly as she looked towards the sky. A fresh tear made its way down the orange coat, slightly darkening the fur as it passed along.Just Like Her2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Scootaloo had always wanted to be just like her, but never had the chance to. The 'gift' that she was given was her nightmare. Other fillies and colts called her 'chicken' for being the one flightless pegasus that they had known. Sure, she had two other friends that loved her for who she was, but the mockery passed onto them for being an affiliate to the chicken. They seemed to be able to handle it themselves, but she fel
One Last AppleSmall droplets of water fell from the dreary day sky, the blue sky hidden behind the lofty gray clouds. The rain fell upon the land of Equestria fast and heavy, over-watering hundreds of farms and orchards and nearly drowning their produce and trees. Various weather teams darted between the clouds, moving the unscheduled storm from the land it was overflowing and over the Everfree. They kicked up a wind, trying to get some aide in forcing it out from over Ponyville to some place where it wouldn't damage crops. They worked frantically in the sky, their manes drooping heavy and wet as they flew past many farms, pushing the foreboding clouds away. But they ignored the massive orchard at Sweet Apple Acres, mainly for the reason that Applejack had requested more rain on many occasions. They would let it rain down as she had requested before, unbeknownst of the situation unfolding in Sweet Apple Acres.One Last Apple1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
But now, Applejack needed the sun. The warm light to flow over her fragile and aged body,
Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 4The world felt like it had exploded around her. Suddenly, needles of ice punctured her lungs. The metallic taste of blood tinged her lips and for some reason she was burning alive. In the distance she could hear sirens wailing and terse, anxious voices barking out orders and choppy directions. None of them made any sense and she was being eaten from the inside out with fear. Scootaloo struggled to even remember what had happened that had led to this, but her thoughts were sluggish and she couldn't seem to collect them.Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Only once the world came to a shuddering halt did she realize that she was in an ambulance. Before she could invest in the thought, she felt herself slip from consciousness and she was plunged into complete darkness. It didn't last long - or it didn't seem to. What felt like seconds later she opened her eyes and tried to sit up with a start. Her entire body was convulsing and trembling, but she could feel her heartbeat raging away within her frail chest.
A strong set of
Would Anypony Miss Me? Part 1In loving memory of Nathan MaddoxWould Anypony Miss Me? Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sept 25 1991 - Feb 12 2012
The sun was just setting over the horizon of Ponyville as Twilight Sparkle and Spike were heading out of town towards Fluttershy's cottage. The air was beginning to cool as the bright orange warmth of Celestia's sun began to descend. Twilight smiled as she made her serene walk along the path with Spike nearly half awake on her back.
"Remind me why I have to tag along," asked Spike, still feeling sore from organizing books non-stop all day in the library.
"Because I'm worried about Fluttershy and I need you here for this. I think she's been feeling really sad lately."
"Yeah, but I don't see how that's uncommon. Doesn't Fluttershy get depressed about something on a weekly basis?" Spike said, still grumpy from his work session.
Shocked by his words Twilight stopped on the creek bridge as she turned her head around and gave Spike a hard stare. Taken by the surprise, Spike snapped out of his grumpy state; realizing what he had jus
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 7Fluttershy sat on her haunches, her mind still recovering from what had just appeared in front of her. It didn't make much sense that this could have happened, but then again no pony really knew the full effects of a Soul Feather. Most of the time, pegasus didn't bother with it because of its unknown and mostly undesirable affects. She could feel Dash's pain in her own body, but it wasn't painful in a sense. Fluttershy knew that she was hurt, and she knew exactly where in Dash's body. But what worried her sick was the fact that she had no idea where Dash could possibly be. Then again, in that hallucination, or whatever it was, it faintly looked like there was a hospital bed in the background. Fluttershy hopped to her hooves, looking out the window towards the Ponyville General Hospital. The sun was beginning to set behind it, so she could barely make any discrimination between the hills and the hospital itself.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That didn't matter to her though, Fluttershy knew that she had to do this f
The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 9Sitting before Fluttershy on the table rested a picture of a dark blue feather. She looked down at it with confusion streaming across her face, not knowing what this feather had to do with her Dashie. Her eyes glanced back up towards the doctor, the need to see Dash burning deep in Fluttershy's eyes.The Fire in Her Eyes Ch. 91 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well, uhm, I don't know what this is," she told him. "What does this have to do with Dash?"
"This, ma'am, is a Soul Feather. More specifically, her father's Soul Feather."
Fluttershy let out a small gasp. Dash had never told her anything about her father, except for the fact that he had only been there for a small part of her life when she was a filly. The one thing she had always remembered, as Dash had told her, was the stories.
"But she didn't know her father very well," she told to him skeptically, scared about venturing into Dash's personal affairs.
"Well, for whatever reason, she was carrying it. She had it tied under her wings, presumably to keep it safe."
Fluttershy glanced back a
A Complicated family~ StoryA Complicated family~ Story2 years ago in Drama More Like This
A Complicated Family- A coalition writing by: Daring-Dash-Hoof and Regidar.
For the element of honesty, even the smallest of lies pained her to keep. However, for the past ten years, she had always ignored this one, and just hoped that the subject in which it was involved never came up. The only other three ponies who knew gladly kept their mouths shut about it, but unfortunately, a little filly couldn't help but wonder.
"Applejack, can Ah ask you a question?" Applebloom had just gotten home from school, and this question had been eating at her all day.
"Well, sure, sugarcube! Ask away!" Applejack said, as she bucked a nearby tree, and the apples fell neatly into the baskets with a loud thump, as per usual.
"Well, it's a little... pers'nal." The little yellow filly avoided direct eye contact with her older sibling.
"Oh, come on, Applebloom, you know you