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"It was getting dark, but Spike and I carried on searching, knowing that we were so close to reaching our destination. Just as the Sun passed beneath the horizon, leaving the Moon that was already high in the sky on its own, we came upon the collection of caves and waterfalls that Lord Perry had said that the Element of Honesty had been delivered to. Why anybody would want to pay who knows what to have a valuable item transported here, and simply left inside a dark, labyrinthian system of caves was beyond me. I only hoped that the Element had not yet been collected, or some clues as to where it went had been left behind at least.

"'Are we really going in there?' Spike asked, looking up at the many cave entrances in the hillside. I looked up at some of them, too, and I could have sworn I saw a few pairs of glowing, green eyes peeking out from the shadows before winking out. It unsettled me, and a nervous weight dropped into the pit of my stomach.

"I took a deep breath, a shook my head. 'Not tonight, Spike, but tomorrow, yes, we will be.' I thought I saw Spike shudder. 'It's okay to be afraid, you know.' I reassured him.

"'I'm not scared, I'm just cold.' he lied. It was like a Summer's evening, and the mosquitoes were out in full force, already biting. I didn't bother pointing out his little lie, instead, I scanned around for a place to camp out. My eyes fell upon a large waterfall that fell from the very top of the hill. At the bottom, I noticed a strange glow behind the water.

"'Let's go, I think I see something.' I knelt down and allowed Spike to climb onto my back, and I began walking to edge of the water. Carefully, I eased myself into the water, so that Spike wouldn't lose his balance. The cool water came up to my barrel, and the bottom of my saddlebags took a dip, too. I hoped that I sewn up all of the holes, and that the contents would be safe inside, as I started wading through the water toward the waterfall.

"'You're going to have to hold on tight and hold your breath for a teeny, tiny moment, Spike. Are you ready?" I heard him take a deep inhale, and a few seconds later, I did the same and slowly passed through the falling water, walking straight inside a cave.

"The cave was small, and was filled with a peaceful, blue-ish glow. It was much cooler inside, with a light mist gently hovering above the water. Spike exhaled and fidgeted as he looked around, 'So why did you pick this cave when we could've just camped outside?'

"'There's a wall of water falling behind us, mosquitoes and other insects can't fly if they get their wings wet, so they won't follow us through here.' I said simply. Spike merely responded with a 'Huh' as he continued looking around.

"'What's with the glow?' He quizzed, 'They seem to be coming from that mossy stuff, do you know anything about them?'

"I shook my head, slowly heading for a sandy bank. 'No, it only reminds me of the glowing vines that I saw in the Everfree Forest.' A thought clicked inside my head as I climbed out of the water. 'Actually, I might have the answer in my saddlebags. Spike, could you bring out the copy of Supernaturals I have while I fill up our canteens?'

"Spike hopped down and plonked his backpack down as I took my saddlebags off. 'You have a copy of that book with you? When did you get that?' He asked as he took his canteen out of his backpack and passed it to me.

"I tucked Spike's canteen under my wing so that I could speak, 'I... well I borrowed it. From Zecora.'

"'You mean Zecora is still okay?' Spike seemed to get his hopes up. 'What does she think has happened to all the ponies, surely she might have some clu-'

"I put my hoof over his mouth, and looked him in the eyes with remorse. 'I never said she was there to lend it to me.'

"I turned away before either of us could see the other react, and started refilling the canteens. Spike remained quiet, and started going through my saddlebags for the book. A few moments later, I dropped my canteen beside our bags, and gave Spike his canteen as he passed the book over to me. As he stashed his water away, I flicked through the pages of the looted book until I found a page that showed a plant similar to the ones growing in this cave.

"I rested myself on the sand as I read, and Spike sat down beside me. He put his claws behind his head and rested himself against me. A moment later, he broke the silence between us. 'So, what's the book say?'

"'Weeping Wall Tears, also known as Glowing Moss, is an unusual plant in that it has the appearance of moss but also shares characteristics with flowers.' I quoted, 'It favours damp and dark conditions where bats are likely to nest. The style and stigma are covered in a glowing nectar that frugivores consume. Pollen is transferred to a passing creature such as a bat eating the nectar, and is carried over to the next plant, allowing pollination to occur. The nectar is sweet and is commonly harvested for use as an additional ingredient in otherwise foul-tasting medicines. The inclusion of the nectar improves the taste and gives the brew a slight glow, making it easier to give medicine to fussy, sick foals who enjoy the glowing appearance and sweeter taste.'

"I twisted around to speak to Spike, 'Did you hear all of that?' Spike had leant forward and curled up into a ball, I instantly started to worry. 'Spike? What's wrong? You can tell me.'

"'We're alone, aren't we? How could I have believed that Zecora made it through this, especially after I saw what it did with Twilight and Princess Luna.'"

"I shifted uncomfortably, surprised that he was beginning to open up to me about what happened when everypony vanished. 'Spike? Would you like to tell me what happened? It's okay if you don't want to.'

"He lifted his head and looked over to me, tears in his eyes. 'She saved you, you know. Twilight. When I was woken up to your letter arriving, I also woke up to Twilight panicking. She spoke too fast for me to catch everything, all I know is that her and Luna had discovered what was going on, and that we needed to get everypony together right now. I reminded her that everypony else was still away on their assignments, and only you had just sent a letter to me. With her magic, she snatched the letter from me and read it in the space of a few seconds, then she picked up a quill and some paper and started scribbling something strange on it. Princess Luna landed through the balcony doors, telling us that Princess Celestia was fetching the Elements of Harmony, before I could ask what was going on, Twilight finished writing and told me to send her message to where your letter had come from, before you moved too far away for the letter to find you. I breathed my flames on it and the smoke went on its way. I asked her what she had wrote, and Twilight told me that she had sent you a self-activating ward in hopes that it would protect you. Before I could ask from what, it happened.'

"Spike stopped speaking for a few moments, fresh tears starting to fall. I nuzzled the little dragon to help sooth him. 'You don't need to say anything more if you don't want to, I know what happened, too.'

"'You didn't see the closest pony to you become lost in the light, you didn't hear her scream, and you haven't been having nightmares of that moment every night since then.' Spike curled back up into a ball, and for a moment, I wasn't sure what to say. I nuzzled him again and whispered that it's okay now, as he now had somepony to turn to. He peeked up at me, and I offered him a kind smile, even though the thought of seeing what Spike saw was upsetting me, too. 'Do you really think the Elements of Harmony can bring them back, Fluttershy?' He asked.

"'I hope so, Spike, I won't know unless I try, and I promise I will try.' I looked him in the eyes. 'I owe it to you and Twilight especially, and I will not let you down.'

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Good. Grief.

This started out as a simple scene. but rapidly grew into a behemoth. I'm still learning a lot when it comes to digitally painting scenes, and the environment almost killed me.

Then there were the light sources, which I decided were fictitious plants that glow, which resulted in spending about 30 minutes alone on giving the plant a name and a reason for being (which allowed me to stretch some world building muscles and address a whole bunch of questions in the story).

Basically, almost everything became much bigger than I expected for this scene. And I hope it doesn't turn some people off when they see how long this excerpt is. I won't be making it this long again, I'll refrain from cramming so much information into a single scene in future.

Anyway. I would absolutely LOVE your feedback! So don't be shy, click the comment box and bash your head on your keyboard (don't do that).

I was a day late with this update, and I'm not sure if I'll make tomorrow's update to get back into schedule, unless I buy myself an extra day and work on an animated scene. There's one that I should really do in light of this scene. So perhaps now is the best time for it.
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"Spike led the way into the caves, his torch bathing the tunnels and inner-caverns with a fiery, yellow-green light. In the darkness, I could hear the sounds of stones skittering along the floor and other noises that I couldn't place the source of. My heart started thumping in my ears, and I began to consider turning back and leaving as quickly possible.

"Spike stopped and turned to face me, and I could tell that he was nervous. In a hushed whisper, he asked me, 'Are you sure it's here?'

"'Yes,' I told him, 'It's here, even if you don't trust Lord Perry, I just know it's here.' I bent my head down and nuzzled him, trying to reassure him. 'I know you're afraid, Spike, I am, too. But as long as we look out for eachother, not even the scariest things can hurt us.'

"He smiled up at me, and I smiled back, and we carried on. Being reunited with Spike was the happiest day I had ever experienced ever since everypony vanished, I wasn't alone anymore, and neither was he. Spike was a very brave little dragon, definitely more than I was, but he was still a baby dragon, and I wasn't going to ever let him face this world alone again.

"We ventured deeper into the caves, both of us looking up, down, and all around in hopes of catching a glint or a sign of where the Element of Honesty was. It had to be here, I just knew it, and in spite of us both being scared, I knew neither of us would be happy with leaving without it. Both of us shared the same sense of... duty: To our friends, to the Princesses, to all of Equestria. Everypony was counting on us, and no matter how hard my heart pounded on my eardrums, I was going to do my best.

"'Uh, Fluttershy?' Spike pulled me out of my thoughts, I looked at him quizzically 'You're kinda pushing me along, and you've stepped on my tail twice. Could you slow down?'

"I halted, realising I was moving much faster than I thought. 'I'm sorry, I was lost in my thoughts...'

"Spike grinned as he waved his arm over the room we were in; 'Then welcome back! Did you bring any souvenirs?'

"I couldn't help but giggle. Spike seemed glad to have got a laugh out of me, and then turned toward a tunnel. 'Come on, we haven't gone this way, yet. If we don't find it in the next few minutes, could we look for gemstones instead? A sapphire sounds tasty right now, how about you?'

"'I don't think we'll find any Daisy sandwiches or a bushel of Apples down here!' I joked. We both laughed after that, but suddenly, we heard galloping echoing throughout the caves, which frightened us into silence. We both looked around, trying to see beyond the range of the torch. 'Do you see anypony, Spike? Or anything?' I whispered.

"Spike shook his head, 'No, but it sounds like it came from down there.' he waved his torch over to the tunnel he was speaking of. He looked back at me, unsure of what to do.

"I nodded at him, telling him that we should go that way, and we started on again, Spike quietly leading the way. But just as we entered the tunnel, I heard a dragging sound on the opposite side of the room we were in. I stopped and turned my head around in an instant, startling Spike. I couldn't believe what I saw. In the shadows, I could just about see another tunnel, and in that tunnel, I could've swore I saw somepony walking away from us.

"Spike twisted around, seemingly glued to where he stood, 'What's wrong, Fluttershy? What did you see?'

"'Applejack?'" I said uncertainly.


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I took way too long with this...
I'm probably going to start stepping up the rate at which I post these, because I basically have a full story written down, now. So schedule permitting, I'll be drawing scenes as often as possible.

Anyway, we've been long overdue for some Spike involvement, so I made a point of creating a scene that included him. I'm still getting used to drawing him, and finding the colour scheme I like most for him is obviously slowing me down. I'm not sure if I like these specific colours just yet, future scenes will warrant further expermentation with shades and what not.

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"After days of following a gang of looting Diamond Dogs from just above the cloud cover, they finally revealed the entrance to their underground home. I marked the entrance on my map and waited patiently for the Dogs to disappear from view, and silently glided down from the clouds, landing at the mouth of the cave entrance.

"Watching the gang of Diamond Dogs scout around a part of Fillydelphia, kicking their way inside shops and homes, throwing sentimental but worthless possessions onto the streets while taking whatever valuables they could find, I began to grow more and more upset. They didn't care that something awful had happened to the ponies who had lived there, and they didn't care about the damage they caused to those desolate homes and empty streets. If it meant a profit to them, they didn't care if they robbed from the dead cities.

"My patience was wearing thin, and I felt sick through the amount of anger I was containing. And as I looked inside the dimly lit caves, hearing the sounds of the triumphant Dogs returning home with their loot, I felt myself begin to reach my boiling point. In the back of my mind, I could hear a voice begging for me to calm down before I went inside, but I banished it with a huff.

"I marched through the tunnels, following the sound of the Diamond Dogs I was following, soon choosing to follow the sound of civilisation as it became louder. I came up to large entrance, guarded by two Diamond Dogs in armour. As I approached, they rubbed their eyes in disbelief, and cautiously stepped forward to intercept me, spears held at the ready.

"Without a thought, I suddenly unfurled my wings and took to the air, quickly closing the distance between us, and caught the pair of them in a debilitating stare. Spears clanged to the floor, and the Dogs turned around and ran off. I dropped down onto my hooves, a sly smile creeping up on my face. Again, the voice in the back of my head piped up, reacting in abject terror. I pressed on, trying to cancel it out.

"I spotted signs pointing towards the marketplace, or bazaar as the Diamond Dogs had named it. As I followed the route, I came across another pair of guards. They ordered me to halt, and blocked the entrance to the bazaar. Like the guards before, I locked them into my gaze. The hairs on the back of their neck began to stick up, and I released them from my stare. They dropped to the floor and cowered and whimpered. I passed them and walked into the bazaar, passing bemused goats, sheep, and even cows who had witnessed the scene.

"The voice in my head started pleading to me, 'Stop! You're hurting them! You're going to get into serious trouble and get thrown into a dungeon before you even find where an Element of Harmony is being kept!'

"I hesitated and thought for a moment, I needed to find the Elements, and staring down every Diamond Dog I met wasn't going to help my cause, even if they had deeply offended me. But what they had done was wrong, so very wrong, wasn't I right to be hurt and angry?

"I spotted a stand selling jewellery, and started making my way towards it to ask if the trader had seen a necklace like mine. I watched the Diamond Dog behind the table casually reach behind him and lift a dagger off a crate, and attempt to hide it behind his back. He was expecting trouble, even if he was wearing a big, toothy grin like he was.

"I propped my forehooves on the table and lifted myself up to his level as best as I could. My mind carried on arguing for me to calm down and to not do anything sudden, especially since the trader was prepared, and hiding his eyes behind a squint.

"'How may I help you, pony? Looking for something? A nice, shiny, gemstone, hmm?" He greeted cheerfully, clearly a master salesdog.

"I could hear a commotion behind me, which only meant approaching guards. I stared blankly at the trader, and began to lose my anger and think clearly instead. It was probably too late to make amends now, but I had a moment to at least ask him what I wanted to know.

"I turned to my saddlebags and reached for the Element of Kindness, and was greeted by the sound of sharp weapons being drawn and pointed at me. Slowly, I pulled the Element out and placed it on my hoof, and looked up at the trader, who now had his dagger ready to defend himself with. He looked at the necklace oddly, unsure of what I was doing.

"I blinked a couple of times, clearing my vision and feeling my expression soften, and asked him. 'Have you seen any other necklaces like this one?'"


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Never offend Fluttershy on a deeply personal level. Never ever.

Here we go, though this was uploaded in the early hours of the 3rd of August, this counts as my 2nd of August post, so expect a brand new scene on the 4th.

This month I have challenged myself to come out with a new scene every two days, so that the story can make some ground and I can start getting into the habit of drawing a faster rate.

This scene went under a few revisions in the sketch stage, and eventually resulted in the first sketch being scrapped with a new one being started. I'm happy with this drawing, especially Fluttershy's expression. The only thing I wish I did better was all of the Diamond Dogs in this picture, since I'm very new to drawing them, and really struggled with them.

Writing for it was a challenge, since there was a lot I wanted to include, but simply didn't fit the narrative. I may end up revising the written part with a fresh pair of eyes, the grammar seems fine, but in my current state I'm not certain that the flow is very good.

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Chapter 3



The only sound that could be heard in Fluttershy's house was the very faint, very soft sound of sobs. Even the animals had grown quiet, as if in understanding of Fluttershy's plight. The only animal that hadn't kept quiet was Angel, who had tried several things to cheer her up, but nothing did the trick.

She just lay curled up on her bed, hiding under the covers. She was sure she'd cried enough tears to fill a bucket and now her eyes just felt tired and dry. She just wanted to stay curled up in her bed and be forgotten. She felt so insignificant.

"Rainbow Dash…" She murmured quietly under her covers, sniffing as memories began to pour into her mind. Memories that made her think back to perhaps, there was some warning, some moment that showed that Rainbow was tired of their relationship…

The rain was coming down gently around them as they watched through the window of Fluttershy's cottage. Rainbow let out a soft sigh, perking Fluttershy's curiosity.

"What's the matter? Are you bored?" She asked curiously, never actually quite sure what was going through Rainbow's mind.

"A little." Rainbow stretched, before trotting over to Fluttershy's bed and leaning against it, "How do you stand being cooped up all the time?"

"Oh… I… I just like solitude sometimes." Fluttershy looked down, listening to the soft patter of the rain, "I like having other ponies around, and I always enjoy being with you Dash… it's just…" she turned slowly to look back out the window, "I used to not know myself but… I think it has to do with when I just a filly. Being quiet and by myself… it meant that I was being good, that I wasn't upsetting my father and that I wouldn't get hurt."

Rainbow Dash went quiet for a moment before walking back over and nuzzling up against Fluttershy.

"Sorry, I didn't mean to bring that up." Rainbow apologized quickly.

"It's okay; you know I accept what happened." Fluttershy nuzzled back, smiling softly.

"Still doesn't make it right." Dash said sighing softly, "And I don't want to sound disrespectful to what happened, but it's hard for me sometimes. I love flying, being in the free open air." Dash moved away, stretching her wings, "You like being cooped up and I like flying free…"

"I'm sorry… I love watching you fly, you know that." Fluttershy rubbed her leg awkwardly.

"Yeah, I know… and you know I like making you happy…" Dash sighed softly, turning to smile, "Sorry, maybe I'm just feeling a bit pent up."

"Oh… well…" Fluttershy smiled blushing, "We can fix that… you know…" she almost didn't say it out loud, though around Dash she certainly felt bolder. And it took Dash a moment for the idea to ring through her head, before a grin formed on her face, her wings extending up.

"Yeah… yeah we can fix that." She said closing in on Fluttershy and kissing her deeply.


Fluttershy quickly shook her head, trying to stop the memory from playing anymore. She didn't want to think about being happy with Dash right now. The memories stung like needles jabbing into her. But they didn't want to stop.

"Hey Dash… I-I've been thinking lately…" Fluttershy said putting down the food she had been eating.

"Hm? What's up Shy?" Rainbow said her mouth half full of the sandwich Fluttershy had prepared them for lunch.

"Well… it's just that… well, you know everything about my foalhood… but I still barely know anything about yours." Rainbow stopped munching half way through her sandwich, "And just after everything that has happened… I-I was just curious…"

Rainbow grew quiet for a moment, before flipping the sandwich into the air and devouring the whole thing, swallowing it quickly.

"Well… there's not much to say. I was kind of a grumpy filly who just liked having fun and didn't like being tied down by rules." Rainbow shrugged, "I'm not even sure what made me feel compelled to stick around you so much. Seeing you get picked on by bullies just didn't seem right so I wanted to help you…" Rainbow stopped in thought thinking about that before looking down at her plate, "Though… I suppose those bullies were the least of your problems back then, huh…"

"You're making this about me again." Fluttershy said moving a hoof across the table to place it on top of Rainbow's who looked up at Fluttershy with a bit of surprise, "How come you were so willing to leave Cloudsdale Dash? You left behind everything… why?"

Rainbow hesitated once more. She seemed reluctant to say anything about it.

"Honestly, I don't remember too much about my foalhood. Once I came to Ponyville I put most of it behind me. I wasn't happy in school because they always wanted to control HOW I flew and I just wanted to fly however I pleased. Home was okay, but it wasn't exceptional either. It eventually got to me and I took my frustrations out on you in the end and left." Rainbow looked away, "And then you came to Ponyville to find me. I honestly wasn't expecting to see you ever again after I'd left." Rainbow let out a soft chuckle at this, "And here we are, marefriends all these years later… I have to admit Fluttershy… if you hadn't come back for me… I might not be as loyal as I am today. You inspired me to be this way."


"Oh Rainbow Dash…" Fluttershy sniffed quietly, wiping her face. Everything she said hadn't been a lie, right? She had been important to her. What had she done to change that? Was it the Wonderbolts? But she'd always supported that dream…

She felt a gentle nudge from outside the covers, like a small paw prodding her. She carefully wriggled to the edge of the covers and winced as stronger light opened up under the blanket. She could then see Angel, holding up a plate with a daisy sandwich on it for her. She smiled softly, thankful for her small friend's sympathy.

"Thank you Angel… but I'm not hungry right now…" She said softly to him, though Angel just seemed to give a small disapproving smile. He just placed the plate on the night stand and hopped off to who knows where. She never really knew what kind of mischief he got into on his own.

She just let out another soft sigh as she returned to the comfort underneath her blankets. It was true, she wasn't hungry, maybe a little thirsty but she just didn't have the energy to get up. She was just hoping no one needed her services today. Not only was she not up for it, she worried that she wouldn't be able to take care of what they needed properly.

Her ears flattened as she felt a soft groan escape her throat at the familiar hard knocking on her front door down below. She curled up tighter into a ball, just asking for the knocking to go away and leave her alone. However they only seemed to become more insistent, getting louder and faster with each set. Fluttershy thought she could hear a muffled voice from outside calling out to her, but she didn't try to listen for who it was. She put her hooves over her head and waited for the noises to die down.

It seemed to take forever but the knocking finally died down. She waited a minute or two before letting out a sigh of relief, whoever it was had thankfully given up and gone elsewhere.

Suddenly she heard the frames of her windows open followed by four hooves landing in her bedroom.

"Hey Fluttershy, you under there?"

'Oh no…' The words raced through Fluttershy's mind, it was the last pony she wanted to see right now. The ball under the covers gave a noticeable twinge in reaction to Rainbow's words.

"Ah-hah, so you are under there. How come you didn't answer the door?" Rainbow asked curiously.

The only response Fluttershy could give was a rather strong "Hmph" before turning her body to face away from Dash.

"Uhhh… kay… hey listen, I need to talk to you. It's kind of important too." Rainbow said as if trying to word herself carefully.

'Oh I'm sure you do.' Fluttershy thought feeling another twinge of pain in her chest. She shifted under the covers, keeping herself wrapped up in them. She sat up on her bed, bundled up tight and moving the covers just enough so that she could see Dash. It seemed she was still wearing that saddlebag from earlier. She also seemed… groomed?

That was strange… Rainbow's mane was brushed neatly. It had also been styled to flow longer and sleeker. The bangs on her head were neatly folded over with a pink-flower hair clip. She was also wearing the scarf she had made her and… was that makeup? It was barely noticeable but it seemed to add to her feminine features. The normally tomboyish Rainbow Dash looked… girly.

"…Huh?" Was the first word to come out of Fluttershy's lips as she blinked back her confusion, "What happened to you?"

"Uhhh…" Rainbow looked down at herself as a blush crawled onto her face and looked away, "I-It looks terrible right? Ugh, I knew it was a bad idea to let Rarity give me a makeover." Rainbow looked physically unnerved, as if this stark change in her appearance was uncomfortable.

"N-No… it looks… fine…" she said flatly. She didn't want to admit she was hiding a blush under the covers now. She'd never seen Rainbow so neatly done up and it was genuinely attractive. But she was trying to hold on to her resentment from earlier, not wanting her body to defy her mind. "What do you want to talk about?" she closed her eyes trying not to be distracted by Rainbow's beauty.

"Well, first I gotta talk with you about why I've been avoiding you this last week and what you saw today." Rainbow let out a sigh, "Yes, Rarity told me everything you saw and how you reacted. But I assure you, just as I told her, I have a GOOD reason for everything. You have to believe me."

Fluttershy looked back at the rainbow pegasus her heart held such affection for. Rainbow had mentioned that Rarity gave her a make-over and it showed. If Rarity had forgiven Rainbow Dash for what they'd seen then… did that mean she really did have a good reason for everything she did?

"…Okay… I'm listening." Fluttershy said quietly, still not leaving the safety of her covers.

"…Ugh… I don't want to do it here Fluttershy. I want to go somewhere special for this conversation, just the two of us." Rainbow explained, getting closer to the covers, Fluttershy felt herself back up instinctually a little at Rainbow getting closer.

"Is it… is it absolutely necessary? We can't just… talk about it here?" Fluttershy whimpered softly, fairly certain she was a mess.

"It is. Please Fluttershy, I need you to come with me." Rainbow smiled. Fluttershy couldn't say no to that face.

"…F-Fine… just... let me freshen up first." Fluttershy said slowly moving off of the bed still covered in blankets. Rainbow watched this with strange curiosity as Fluttershy slowly wriggled into the bathroom in some kind of bed slug. It was one of the oddest sights Rainbow had seen.

Once in the bathroom Fluttershy unwrapped herself from the covers and looked in the mirror.

Her mane was everywhere, an unkempt ragged mess she could barely call hair anymore. Her faced was covered with tear stains and her eyes were still blood shot from all the crying she'd done.

"Yup… I'm a mess…" She sighed softly, quickly turning on the sink and quickly washing her face. It didn't take long for her to comb her mane back into a manageable state, but what worried her was the state of her eyes. It'd simply take time for the bloodshot look to vanish. She sighed defeated; at least the rest of her looked fine. She quickly gathered up the blankets off the floor before returning to her room and dumping them on her bed. She'd make them up later.

"Okay… let's go Dash." She said with a soft sigh, before looking at her marefriend. Dash simply seemed to smile.

"Trust me, you won't regret this." Dash said spreading her wings and flying out the window. Fluttershy followed quickly after her.


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When they reached the hill Rainbow Dash was taking them to, the sun was getting ready to sink into the horizon and flare the sky with its brilliant colors. As they landed, Fluttershy couldn't help but notice that this was that same hill, the one where they had talked the first time after having met her father in Cloudsdale, where she had told Rainbow Dash everything about her past.

"Alright, we're here." Dash smiled, turning to face Fluttershy, "So I guess I can explain myself now."

"Well… I'm all ears." Fluttershy said quietly, still having a bit of difficulty with Dash's new look. She wanted to keep herself on an even emotional level, but her looking so good was making it difficult.

"Alright. Here goes." Rainbow said taking a deep breath, before starting to pace, a habit Fluttershy knew meant she was nervous about the subject she was talking about. "As I told you, the Wonderbolts gave me a second opportunity to audition for them in a month, it's been a week since then. The reason they did so was because I was nervous during my audition and they could see it. I explained to them that I was worried, that if I got accepted into the Wonderbolts that I'd be giving up my love for you for my dream."

Fluttershy opened her mouth to react, but Dash held up a hoof.

"Please just let me finish, if I get interrupted I might say something before I'm ready to." Dash said before taking another breath, "And yes I know you've said before that me joining the Wonderbolts won't mean I'm abandoning you or my other friends in Ponyville, but I was still worried. That's why I asked you to hold back on us having a foal, because I wanted to make sure I'd be able to have enough time to be there to help raise them AND live the dream. But that's a bit off topic…" Fluttershy could tell Rainbow was getting a little flustered with her rambling; her hooves were scrapping against the ground a bit more than usual.

"SO! As I was flying back from the audition opportunity they had given me I was thinking about what I could do to possibly calm myself and fully make me realize what I could do to know for sure I would always come back to you despite being a Wonderbolt. So the moment I got back I started doing odd jobs around town and taking my job seriously so that I could gather up as much money as I could quickly." Fluttershy raised an eyebrow curiously at this. The edge of the sun hit the horizon as Rainbow continued.

"And I've been avoiding you all week because I didn't want to say something I wasn't ready to. You have a way of drawing things out of me and I didn't want to spoil the surprise of what I had in mind. Which goes into what you saw today." Rainbow said taking a deep breath, "I was sweeping up the plaza of Ponyville for the mayor; the 'gift' she gave me was a bag of bits. I helped out Carrot Top with gardening for the same reason; she paid me to do it. Pinkie Pie also said she was going to help me with money in exchange for helping her with Sugar Cube Corner. At Lyra and Bonbon's house I was helping them move furniture, they basically asked me to help redecorate their whole house which they couldn't do alone."

Rainbow then reached into her side bag and pulled out a sheet of paper that she then gave to Fluttershy, who looked at it curiously.

"And THIS is the paper you saw me reading with Roseluck. Basically she was paying me to help her rehearse for a play. At the bottom you can see it says her stage directions are to kiss her opposite actor. Essentially she got too into the role while practicing with me."

It was true; Fluttershy's eyes scanned the script and saw exactly what Rainbow was talking about.

"It was then that Rarity started yelling and berating me. Once she was done I got to tell my side of things and well…" Rainbow brushed her hair with a hoof, "This kind of happened."

Fluttershy blinked in confusion, looking up at Rainbow Dash.

"I… I guess that makes sense…" Fluttershy said softly, feeling some of the pressure being lifted from her chest at Dash's words. None of it seemed like a lie, at least not from her body language. "But why were you doing all this? Why did you need the money? What couldn't you tell me about?" She asked confused at everything.

Rainbow took a moment to take in a deep breath and calm down. She had certainly just spoken a mouthful and needed a moment. She then smiled softly.

"I was doing this all for you. And well… once I talked to Rarity she loaned me the rest of the money I'd need. I guess maybe I should've asked her in the first place, but I wanted to do this on my own, to make it even more special for you." Rainbow chuckled softly, "I still promised to pay Rarity back, but thanks to her I can do it now." Rainbow turned her back to Fluttershy and walked towards the sunset.

"Do what? What are you doing Dash?" Fluttershy was still very confused.

"Well Fluttershy, I'm showing you that no matter where I go, how far apart we are, or how tough times may get that you'll be in my thoughts and my heart." Rainbow seemed to be grinning as she then stretched out her wings before taking off into the sky. Fluttershy watched with a mix of awe and curiosity as Rainbow went to work gathering stray clouds in the sky, thinking about her words as Rainbow worked.

The sky began to flare with different shades of orange and red as it began to sink into the horizon. Rainbow aligned the clouds in two single file lines in sky, angling them just right.

Then, in a resounding burst of speed and color, Rainbow flew straight at the clouds, kicking and striking each into a specific shape at break neck speeds. Fluttershy had never seen such quick cloud forming, but Rainbow was doing it masterfully.

Rainbow sculpted each cloud into shape, making them just thin enough so that they changed colors with the setting sun washing the sky with color, but thick enough to be seen from land. With one final hoof kick Rainbow came careening straight down for the hill, her head in her saddlebag to grab something.

Fluttershy quickly guarded her fast as Rainbow came into a skid landing before her, kicking up dirt around them. A small box seemed to land on top of Dash's head as it opened up.

Fluttershy turned to look at the box, seeing a magnificent golden hoofband covered in different colored gemstones, including all the colors of the rainbow and a few pink gemstones.

"So, what do you say?" Rainbow grinned, making Fluttershy look up at the magnificent scene of orange and reds.

Written in the clouds were two simple words.

"Marry Me."
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And there you go. Now you know what the surprise was and what exactly Rainbow was doing!

The story isn't over yet. I plan on at least two more chapters :3

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Ending: And That's When the Meteor Hit

Unlock Condition: You must find several unusual items during your second playthrough of the game.

-The Book of Basics in the Tunnel Labyrinth
-The Ninja Mask in the Abandoned House
-The Odd Shaped Red Shirt in the Hospital before finding the Second Eye
-The Broken Sword Handle in the burning house where Rainbow Dash was
-A Playing Card with a Brown Haired Colts Head in The Study of Fluttershy's Old Home



She carefully pushed the door open and walked through the door.

On the otherside was a large open room, almost like a small gymnasium. She walked forward to the middle of the room, when she stopped.

A black fire was burning on the opposite side of the court. The fire slowly grew, rising up into the shape of a pony, before red eyes appeared on its face, a white mouth opening. It was the dark creature.

Fluttershy stared at the creature. She didn't feel a heavy, overbearing presence this time. The creature was still drawing fear from her heart, but it wasn't overwhelming her now. She could stand before this creature now.

However, before either of them could move or speak, a light burst forth from her saddlebag.

Fluttershy jumped back in surprise as from her bag rose up the five seemingly random objects, each glowing in a white light as they began to circle the worried mare.

Then, in a second surprise, the five objects burst up to the ceiling of the room, combining together in a magnificent bright light. Fluttershy tried her best to follow it, but the ball of light came shooting towards the ground with a blinding speed.

With a large explosion the object crashed between Fluttershy and the Dark Creature, sending dust, debris and a huge blast of wind around the gym. Fluttershy was amazed she somehow had stayed on her feet through the ordeal.

Through the clouds of smoke and dust, a loud cough could be heard.

"Agh! Dammit Brad! You're supposed to warn me when these things happen!" Came a strange voice.

"Hey, I had to get in here myself!" Came a separate voice. With a second burst of wind from seemingly nowhere, the dust and smoke cleared. There before Fluttershy stood a brown coat and haired earth pony standing next to a green pony in black and green ninja gear.

"But…but…my story!" The brown pony groaned putting a hoof to his face.

"We've got plenty of time to fix it later Sam; I need to have my fun!" Brad grinned, "But its time for this guy to meet my secret weapon!" Brad reached into his outfit before pulling out a master ball. He gave it a quick toss, as from it appeared a large humanoid, wearing torn white rags, wielding a gigantic metal sword and a large metallic pyramid on his head.

"…Didn't someone more famous make this joke?" Sam raised an eyebrow at Brad.

"Yea, but he didn't do this! Pyramid Head! Use ultimate distraction!"

The Pyramid head seemed to move slowly before the Dark Creature. The Dark Creature raised its eyebrow curiously.

Then, the Pyramid Head reached to the ground, picking up a top hat and cane. He placed the top hat gently against his head, before suddenly, from out of nowhere; music began to play as he danced.

"Hello, my baby
Hello, my honey
Hello, my ragtime gal

Send me a kiss by wire
Baby, my hearts on fire

If you refuse me
Honey, you'll lose me
Then you'll be left alone

Oh baby, telephone
And tell me I'm your own"

The dark creature seemed to open its eyes wide in shock as it watched the horrendous creature dance before it. There was no describing what it was that was before him

"Gotcha now!" Brad cried out, appeared above the dark creature, before rushing downwards and slamming down onto the dark creature, the creature letting out a loud roar as an explosion seemed to rock his being.

"Ugh…" Sam groaned as he got up and walked over to Fluttershy who was just staring at the spectacle with her mouth agape, "My apologies Fluttershy, I'll get this story back on track as soon as my editor is done having his moment."

"Wha…" was the only word that escaped Fluttershy's mouth. Then in a weird sensation, she felt a warm, gentle pulse fill her body as her wounds seemed to escape her. The brown haired pony was unwrapping her bandages before she could realize it. However, when the bandages fell to the floor, she felt fine. Whatever he had done, he had fixed her body.

"You feel alright?" Sam asked curiously.

"Uh…y-yea…" Fluttershy looked at Sam, blinking again.

"Again, sorry, my editor Brad there…he refused to let me get away without him having his fun." Sam rolled his eyes a little when another explosion was heard from the other-side of the gymnasium. Suddenly, before the two of them a Brad appeared.

"Hey, this is all non-canon anyways, let me have my fun!" Brad laughed.

"Non…canon?" Fluttershy was in shock.

"Brad…I think we've put Fluttershy into catatonic shock now." Sam said poking the young mare before him, which didn't seem to generate a response.

"That's alright, we'll fix her up as soon as we're finished here, and I thought you'd be the most appropriate to deal the final blow to this blob." Brad seemed to grin behind his mask.

"…What did you have in mind?" Sam asked raising an eyebrow at Brad.

"Use an old trick of yours!" Brad said before suddenly moving quickly. Sam wasn't sure what he did, but suddenly his hoof felt very hot. He lifted it up and looked at it, to find that Brad had set it on fire.

"Oh…I get it…" Sam said, as the searing hot pain began to tear at his nerves.

The bloody mess of the dark creature was crawling forward as best it could, letting out horrifying whines at the damage Brad had done. Sam suddenly appeared before it, as the creature looked up at the fire burning on Sam's hoof.

"I'm doing this for Brad. So now!" Sam held his hoof over his head, "Here I go! This hoof of mine is BURNING RED! Its loud roar tells me to GRASP VICTORY!" He pulled his hoof back, "ERUPTING…BURNING…HOOF!" Sam thrust his hoof down onto the head of the Dark Creature, "AND NOW…THE END!" The Dark Creature roared out as it suddenly erupted in a huge explosion. The fire on Sam's hand extinguished at this.

"Excellent Sam!" Brad laughed happily.

"Are we done now?" Sam said looking at Fluttershy, who seemed to have become a white statue, "I think we need to get back to the computer and fix this trauma."

"Hold on! There's ONE LAST THING I need to do while we're here!" Brad laughed.

"…Oh no…what're you doing Brad?" Sam winced a little, not ready for what Brad had in mind.

"Oh, something that'll make the fans VERY happy!" He said standing up on his hind hooves before clapping his hooves together.





Lance was busy writing down notes in his office about his latest patient. He was going to have to remember to increase her medication by about 50 milligrams for it provide better results, though he'd have to add a liquid portion to her diet to substitute the increase nausea the medicine would add as a side effect.

Suddenly there was a knock at his office door and he groaned softly to himself.

"Come in." He called out.

"I can't." Said the voice behind the door.

"Why not?" Lance growled, displeased with having to break from his studies.

"I have something for you that I can't get through the door at the moment; I need you to open it."

"…Fine." Lance grunted as he got up from his desk. He carefully maneuvered around the piles of books that lay stacked around his office as he approached the door. He lifted his hoof up and opened it, looking down into what seemed to be a black hole.

"Hey, yea, I couldn't stop by here without dropping you a visit. And I figured what better way to show you how I feel about your 'canon' then by showing you my cannon?" Brad sat atop a huge cannon that somehow he had managed to fit into the hallway.

A loud explosion rang out, rocking the whole hospital at its very foundation as the cannon was fired at point blank range.

"…Yea…I apologize for this again." Sam said looking at Fluttershy who stood next to him in the hallway looking at the cannon as best they could through the wrecked hallway, filled with smoke and debris. Though admittedly the floor was now given a good view of the sky.

"…What…" Fluttershy mumbled.

"Uhm…this is all a bad dream?" Sam smiled awkwardly.

"…Yes…yes this was all a bad dream." Fluttershy murmured to herself.


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    "And so, once again, the day was saved. The ponies Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy can go on living happily, with none of the trauma, cause I said so, Lance Strongshy got torn to pieces by a cannonball, And everything was better forever, thanks to that dashing editor Brad"
    
    "Are you done ruining my story yet?"
...Okay...This ending is a combination of, fan requests to save Fluttershy and Brad just wanting to Ham it up in the Spotlight. He is my awesome Editor and without him this story would have many more continuity errors and plot-holes than Swiss cheese. So this ending is mostly for him, but I hope you guys can enjoy the insanity of the moment.

and for those who don't get the references used.

Pyramid head dancing and the music: [link]
Sam Using the Erupting Burning Finger: [link]
The Erupting Burning Finger: [link]

I just hope no one gets angry at all this OC Rape of the story in this ending, but come on, if you don't laugh a little you have no soul XD

Also with this, Silent Ponyville officially draws to a close. I'm so glad you could all join me for the ride! It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed every moment of it.

I hope you'll all enjoy my next story, which will be an epic ride fil lwith insanity and fun ^_^
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Chapter 2
Reasoning



"Twilight? What are you doing?" Her mother asked looking down at the little filly who seemed to be nestled on a pillow surrounded by a fort made out of books.

"The munsters can't get me while I read now!" Filly Twilight spoke up in her young cheerful voice before sticking her nose back into the book and happily read away at her latest adventure.

Celestia stifled a giggle as the more adult Twilight who stood next to her blushed.

"I forgot how adorable you had been." Celestia commented.

"Ahaha…yea…" Twilight said trying to laugh her blush away. The ghostly image of that memory seemed to fade away and was replaced with another, this one a scene of Twilight's mother reading a book to filly Twilight.

This had been the scene since they had entered the building that looked just like her old home in Canterlot. Various images of memories past blinked in and out of existence, all of them Twilight's. Most in this house were just of her as a little filly, interacting with her parents, having birthday parties and of course lots of studying. Most of her active memories of her youth involved her nose deep in some kind of book.

Celestia looked around the house curiously, watching each memory come and fade before her eyes fell on a chest that seemed to somehow stand out from the rest of the scenery objects. Twilight looked at her curiously as her mentor began to walk forward, before looking at what her eyes were drawn to, her heart almost stopping.

"Oh, hey Princess, w-what're you looking at?" Twilight asked quickly zipping in front of the Princess, standing between her and the chest.

"This chest seems to stand out as something different from the rest of the room. I was just going to check what was inside it." Celestia explained with a smile.

"Oh, what, this chest?" Twilight said awkwardly placing her body against the chest as if protecting it, "Oh there's nothing inside of here, haha, don't be silly, it's just an ordinary chest! It's not like anything would be kept inside of here." She laughed trying to grin away the Princess's curiosity. Celestia opened her mouth to question this, when suddenly a voice interrupted them both as if answering her question.

"What're you writing Twilight?" The supportive voice of her father came, looking over the filly sitting at a desk who was happily writing away.

"Oh, I just finished reading The Adventures of Captain Roger! I was sad to see the story end, so I'm writing what happened next!" Filly Twilight giggled happily.

"And what happens in your story?" Her father asked curiously.

"So far Captain Roger has fallen in love with the pretty mare Midnight Sparkle! They're currently seeking to find a cure to the curse placed on Midnight to restore her broken heart!" Filly Twilight giggled as she went back to writing.

"My, a romance story? How bold." Her father chuckled.

"It's the bestest story ever!" Filly Twilight gave a wide grin.

Celestia did everything she could to keep herself from falling over with laughter, as Twilight's face became a deep red as she clutched the chest harder.

"It's not funny!" Twilight said trying to bury her face against the trunk now.

"Oh…oh my faithful student…I had no idea you were such…such a romantic." Celestia let out another set of giggles, covering her mouth with her hoof as she was failing, miserably, to not laugh at this revelation.

"Ooooh…curse my mind…this is so embarrassing." Twilight groaned at Celestia's laughing.


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Twilight and Celestia walked down the dirt road heading for the depiction of the castle. Twilight's ears were folded back as she walked, still trying to get over the embarrassment of having been caught writing her silly fanfiction as a foal.

"Come now Twilight, you should relax. I'm not going to tell anyone about your daring adventures as a child." Celestia chuckled soflty walking beside her student.

"It's STILL embarrassing." Twilight grumbled softly, "I haven't told anyone I used to write those…things when I was younger. They're so poorly written!" Twilight said letting loose her inner critic, "The established characters were all acting out of character, everything was focused around my original character, a poorly written one I might add, who was the admiration and affection of every other character. Captain Roger was a swinging bachelor, he would never settle down with a single mare so easily! Not to mention the physics of their adventures, oh they broke physics so often just because I wanted to." Twilight rubbed her forehead as they walked.

"But that sounds like such fun." Celestia laughed, "Everypony has written something like that at least once in their life. It's fun to write silly things for the sake of it. Even I've written some in my days." Celestia smiled.

"W-what? Really?" Twilight asked surprised having heard the Princess had written fanfiction in the past.

"Of course. Though it has been many years since I wrote anything that wasn't a letter or a political paper." Celestia mused with herself, "I've been so very busy with all my work as of late. Perhaps when I get a break I'll write something new." She smiled softly.

"Would…would it be okay if I could read it?" Twilight asked now very curious as to the kind of literature the Princess would write. Surely anything that she graced would be filled with an exhilarating prose, one that would keep her enthralled for quite some time.

"Only if I can read some of your old work." Celestia gave a sly smile to her student. Twilight felt her ears go back again as she groaned looking up at the sky, eliciting another chuckle from the Princess.


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Inside the castle Celestia and Twilight were greeted with a very similar scene as they had upon entering Twilight's house. Only now the scenes were of an older Twilight, learning and studying magic.

"I don't get it Princess…" Twilight said watching the ghostly images of her younger self struggling to learn spells. "It seems that everything here is just showing us my memories. It's helping me remember these events more clearly…but how is this terrifying?" Twilight looked up at Celestia looking for an answer.

Celestia didn't answer straight away. She had to ponder that question herself.

"Well…let me ask you Twilight, you haven't been having nightmares correct?" Celestia watched with a bit of amusement as a filly Twilight was bouncing around in a circle cheerfully at having succeeded in casting a spell.

"No, I haven't…and I don't think I have memories I've suppressed from my childhood…I just wasn't very social as a child. I read books and studied primarily but…that was always of my own choice, not because I was afraid of friends." Twilight spoke softly, remembering back to her focus on studying and bettering herself over getting to know anyone she knew.

"Tell me Twilight, do you think that it would make a difference?" Celestia asked in a curious manner.

"I…it's the only thing I can think of that would…" Twilight murmured slowly to herself.

"Well, now that I have seen this spell for myself I can give you a proper analysis of what I think of it." Celestia said closing her eyes, her horn flaring up with magic. Twilight looked at her teacher curious, wondering what exactly it was she was doing when she suddenly felt the world begin to crumble away around her.

The wind returned as everything crumbled away. She closed her eyes trying to orientate herself quickly before she felt solid ground underneath her once again. The warm touch of her teacher's horn pulled away from her forehead as she blinked open her eyes, realizing she was sitting at the table once more, looking at Celestia.

"Wait…did you…you ended the spell on purpose?" Twilight said astonished rubbing her forehead.

"I did. It's in the casting instructions." Celestia explained with a soft smile.

"Well…I knew that but…" Twilight was just kind of at a loss for words. She was used to the spell ending on its own...she scoffed at herself for thinking it was possible to get 'used' to that spell.

"This has certainly been an interesting discovery." Celestia said closing the book and levitating it back over to Twilight, who carefully took it in her hooves, "It's a spell I believe I'll have use for in the future. However I'm still worried that it was released in a book available to the public."

"I...I can understand your worries Princess…" Twilight said looking at the book.

"Regardless though, here are my thoughts on what I saw." Celestia said taking a quick breath to gather her thoughts, "The spell does exactly what it says it does. It lets the caster delve into the patients mind so that they can view memories better. I'm sure if we had dug deeper we would've found more…embarrassing things that you'd rather keep secret." Twilight could only blush, knowing it was true, there were somethings she did on quiet days while alone that she didn't exactly want the Princess to see.

"However, your experience seems to differ. We used the spell as intended and it reacted exactly how it's supposed to as it's written down. The spell allows me access to your mind and together we unravel what might be ailing you. That's why it's so effective as a cure for Nightmares. It takes you directly to the problem of the Nightmares and makes you deal with them." Celestia pondered again, "However…you should still have been with your friends the entire time. There's no explanation for you to have been separated as you said you were."

"Do…do you think I screwed up in casting the spell?" Twilight asked a little worried.

"No, I don't think you did." Celestia pondered, "I think there's more going on than meets the eye." She grew quiet after that, the gears in her mind turning. Twilight opened her mouth to speak up; however Celestia was the next to speak.

"Well, this is as good a place as any to end our time for the day." Celestia smiled, "I have business to attend to and I'm sure you would like to get started on studying for your evaluation."

"Y-Yea, I guess I do need to start studying." Twilight said thinking to herself, there was only a few days left till she would be evaluated; though now that she had talked with the Princess she was feeling better about it all. "Would it be alright if I had access to the Canterlot Archives for my studies Princess?"

"But of course Twilight. I'll see you again soon." Celestia bowed softly to Twilight, Twilight bowing back before the two of them went their separate ways.

'Okay, I'm only more confused now…' Twilight thought taking several mental notes of everything she saw during her experience with the Princess, 'I have to find out more though.' She thought while looking at the book she was levitating by her side before placing it back into the suitcase as she made her way to the archives, 'For the sake of my friends I have to learn more about this spell…'


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The Canterlot archives were a vast network of book shelves that seemed to stretch as far as the eye could see. It was the single place in all of Equestria where all known knowledge was stored. Every book that was published had a copy placed inside its lengths, every finished research paper, every official document, anything written that was deemed important for Equestria.

The archives were a well-guarded resource. Only those who had direct permission from the Princesses were allowed access to them. At any time there could be found at least two or three researchers browsing the archives for information, however the size of the archives often meant you'd find solitude more often than running into another soul.

This wasn't Twilight's first time stepping into the hallowed chambers. She'd been there several times, the first few with the Princess teaching her how to access the resources available, then how to study details on new spells she was studying, then she'd been there on several personal trips looking for books that were not available in the normal Canterlot Library.

Twilight found herself now staring at the many long pathways before her, books filled from one end to the other. It was one of her dreams to have all the time she could ever want to just simply browse through the literature here, learn everything that was possible to learn from the hidden depths of this amazing collection of knowledge.

However, she was here for a very specific purpose and she didn't have the luxury of idling for too long.

Along the wall next to the door she had just entered were several pendants that hung loosely by strings on the wall. She levitated one over to herself and looked at it. The pendant was a simple point cut crystal wrapped with a decorative silver frame. The pendants were simple yet shined with a complex beauty. Twilight was sure Rarity would love to get her hands on one.

"I'm looking for the works of Magus V. Darkarts." Twilight said concentrating her magic on the pendant. The pendant lit up with a soft white glow and Twilight let go of the pendant as it now floated before her on its own. The pendant then began to move, creating a path through the massive lengths of archives for Twilight to follow.

The pendant was like a small star leading her through the dimly lit hallways of the archives. She had once asked why the lights were kept dimmed and the answer she had received was that it helped preserve the documents. It was an answer that made sense to her, but it made looking for what you wanted a little more difficult.

She turned and wove through several archives following the light as it guided her through the maze of knowledge. It was always hard to tell just how far you would have to travel, for all she knew his section could have been at the very back of the archives.

However the pendant made one final turn down a length of the archives and came to a stop, illuminating the area.

"Ah-hah, so here's the section." Twilight said aloud to herself smiling as she drew closer, when she noticed movement. She quickly shifted her eyes in the direction and saw a dark colored pony that seemed to be just slightly taller than her, "Oh, I didn't expect to meet someone else here." Twilight said surprised, trying to adjust her eyes to see who it was.

"O-Oh…I didn't either…my apologies, I-I'll just go somewhere else." The voice of a quiet mare replied to her as the pony turned and began to walk off, her own pendant following her.

"There's nothing to apologize for." Twilight explained causing the mare to stop, "I don't mind having someone else around while I study. My name's Twilight Sparkle, what's yours?" Twilight smiled giving her guest a friendly greeting.

The other mare was quiet for a moment before turning around and walked closer before her pendant raised up and glowed brighter, giving Twilight a proper look at the mare before her. She had grayish purple coat with light blue hair that seemed to frame her face just right. Her teal eyes seemed to pierce strongly through the dim light as Twilight could now make out the large size of her horn accentuated by a small dark crown. Her body was adorned with small pieces of royal regalia the same color as her crown and hair. Her chest and flank bore the shape of the crescent moon.

"I-It's me Twilight…Princess Luna…" Luna said quietly not wanting to look Twilight in the eyes.

"Oh, I'm sorry Princess; I didn't mean to intrude upon your studies." Twilight said giving her a quick bow before smiling, "I must admit I wasn't expecting to see you here of all places."

"W-Well…I-I've been spending…a lot of time studying here…much to Tia's dismay. She keeps saying I should go out and be social…" Luna turned her head away from Twilight, "But…I…I just want to study right now."

"Well…we haven't seen you since…well…" Twilight said not wanting to bring up bad memories, "Since Pinkie threw you that party. Is this where you've been the whole time?" Twilight asked surprised, eliciting a nod from Luna. "Well, Princess…if I may…I think you should make some time for friends."

"…But…I have no friends…" Luna mumbled quietly lowering her head, "Not…after what I did…"

"Oh come now, everypony already forgave you." Twilight smiled, "No one holds it against you, and you just need to work up the courage to make some friends." Twilight felt weird giving this advice to Princess Luna. Not just a year ago she wouldn't have said a word of it; surprising what can change in such a short amount of time.

"…Are you sure?" Luna asked looking at Twilight with a curious look, not sure whether she was being told the truth or not, "You…you were one of the ones that freed me from my evil intentions…you don't hold any ill will against me?"

"Of course not, don't be silly." Twilight chuckled, "What were you currently studying anyway?"

"…I…I was studying dreams at the moment." Luna looked towards the book shelves, "It was always a topic of fascination to me since ponies dream while they sleep through my night…so…I was wondering what kind of things they'd been dreaming about for the last thousand years…"

"What a coincidence, I'm here studying dreams too." Twilight grinned, walking up to the shelves her pendant point to indicating the section that was labeled as the works of Magus V. Darkarts. Twilight scanned through the selection and frowned a little. There were only four books released by this author which disappointed her. She grabbed all four of them with her magic and levitated them to her side before levitating one of the books over to Luna. "I think you'll find this one particularly interesting."

"Dreams: A Psychological Understanding?" Luna said curiously reading the cover of the book.

"Why don't we study together Luna? If we compare notes I'm sure we can learn a lot more about this subject than either of us could alone." Twilight grinned happily.

"…You'd like me as your study partner?" Luna perked up, a smile forming on her face at Twilight's proposal.

"Of course! Plus I'm sort of on a time limit, so having the help would be greatly appreciated." Twilight beamed happily before looking around and finding one of the nearby study tables, "Lets study!" She exclaimed walking over  to the table and placing the three books down onto it.

"Alright…lets." Luna said happily walking over to the table with her book and sat down across from Twilight, looking curiously at the book before her. Luna wondered what kind of knowledge would be gained from this book that delved into the psychology of dreams.




"Everything happens for a reason. From the wind blowing to the very movements of the sun and stars. There is only one thing to do with knowing this…and that is to seize the knowledge! To let the answers slip away is...as criminal as theft." – Magus V. Darkarts.
:icontwilightwhatplz: Stop it Sam! You're not playing fair!
:iconjake-heritagu: I'm not playing fair? I'm the Author here, I get to decide what does and doesn't happen.
:icontwilightwhatplz: How am I supposed to deal with my inner trauma if you end the Mind Delve so easily?
:iconjake-heritagu: Oh, wait, did you- *Laughs* -You thought this was Silent Ponyville 3? *Snaps fingers going back to his comments of Chapter 1*

"Whose ready for some answer?

No one? That's a shame. Guess I'll just have to let this go to the wind.

All is not as it seems, and it's time to get some very important questions out of the way. Let's just see where exactly this is heading X3"

:iconjake-heritagu: *Brings them back* I never said this was Silent Ponyville 3.
:icontwilightconfusedplz: But...But...
:iconjake-heritagu: Keep trying Twilight, maybe the Magic of Friendship can help you. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some fanon to write! * Disappears leaving a very confused Twilight. Suddenly Pinkie Pie shows up*
:iconpinkiemad: I hate chocolate milk.

(Also yes, I did directly reference [link] this picture)
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Divine Intervention
Written By: Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 1: Turn The Page

Celestia's sun was shining down on Ponyville, giving a warm afternoon feel for the residents. While most of the ponyfolk were relaxed, there was one light blue pegasus who was racing towards her destination. It was Rainbow Dash, whose multi-colored mane was a blur to anypony who saw her. Finally landing in front of the Ponyville library, she checked the saddlebag on her back, double-checking to make sure it had not fallen off mid-flight, which it had a tendency to do. After her examination, she knocked on the door.

"Just a second!" a muffled voice from inside called out.

"No rush," Rainbow Dash replied to the voice. While she wasn't in a hurry, almost everything in her life was some sort of race or competition. It's how she was.

After what felt like eternity to the blue mare, the door was opened. Expecting to see her purple unicorn friend, Dash saw a small purple and green dragon.

"Oh, hello Rainbow Dash!" Spike said excitedly.

"Hey there, Spike. Is Twilight around?" Rainbow Dash asked in a bit puzzled tone.

The dragon shook his head, "No, she was called to Canterlot on official business for a few days."

"She is? Bummer, I needed to return some of the books she let me borrow," Dash explained, making a slight motion to her saddlebag.

"Oh, in that case, I can help you out!" said Spike enthusiastically, "Come on in!"

A small smile came across Rainbow's face in relief that she could return the books. The only issue she has with reading was the fact of late fees. They scared her to death. She followed the dragon inside the library.

Spike led the pegasus to the center table in the library. Without being told what to do, Dash took her books out of the saddlebag and placed them on the table so Spike could check them back in. Writing down the book titles on the sheet of paper, Daring Do and the Final Crusade and Daring Do and the Kingdom of the Sapphire Skull, he then took them to the shelf and place them in their proper location.

"So you really liked those Daring Do books, don't ya?" Spike asked as he was on his stepstool.

"Yeah, gotta admit Daring is pretty awesome. That last book of the series is really weird though. Not as good as the first one," Dash commented.

Spike chuckled as he got back on the floor, "Yeah, I remember when I read that last one. Thankfully, Twilight told me some other good books to read."

"You read, too? But aren't you like three years old in dragon years?" the pegasus asked in surprise.

"I'm thirteen….in dragon years I think….you know what, I'm not sure how the age thing works with me. All I know is that I'm pretty smart compared to most dragons," Spike thought about exactly how his age would work out being a dragon amongst ponies.

Rainbow laughed, "Yeah, what other dragons know how to get blueberry stains out of their scales?"

"Hey, watch it! I might show you how hard it is to get those out!" Spike threatened as his face was flustered.

Still laughing, Rainbow placed a hoof on Spike's head and roughed him up slightly, "I'm just messing with ya, you little twerp. You know that."

Spike still looked sour, but he seemed to brush it off, "So, what kind of book are you looking for?"

"Hm…." Rainbow Dash put a hoof to her chin, "something with action is always good, and something funny would be cool, oh, and totally have something that makes me want to keep reading!"

Spike waddled to the bookcase to grab a few books down, "Well, if you want action, then you will really want to read Luna Wars: A New Hope. It's a personal favorite of mine. Oh! And another great one would be Buck Cassidy And the Sundance Colt. It takes place in the badlands when Equestria was still very wild. And you totally have to read Donkey Quixote, it's really fun to read."

Rainbow Dash was surprised at the stack of books that Spike had in his claws, "Whoa, are you sure these are some good books for me?"

"Trust me, these are some of my favorites. If you don't like any of them, I'll buy you lunch!" Spike sounded extremely confident.

A sly smile came across Rainbow Dash's face, "Alright, you're on!" The blue pegasus began loading the books into her saddlebag.

Spike pointed to the mare, "But no cheating, alright? You can't just look over it like it's nothing and put it down! You have to give them a shot."

Rainbow smirked and placed her hoof on Spike's head again, "What, you don't trust me?"

"You broke into a hospital and the library to continue reading a book because you were to proud to admit you like reading," Spike reminded her.

Dash was silent, trying to think of a comeback, but she knew that she was beat, "Alright, you got me there, you little nerd."

The pegasus and dragon started there way towards the door. "I'll stop by tomorrow then and let ya know how my reading goes," Dash continued.

"Hey, don't just rush through them! Enjoy them!" Spike was a little bothered that she seemed to be so relaxed about her new reading material.

"Geez, Spike, you really are the egghead's assistant, aren't ya?" Rainbow turned to him after she stepped outside.

"And proud of it!" the dragon boasted.

Laughing Rainbow Dash began to take off, "Alright, well, see ya later, shorty!" And with that, the pegasus returned to her home in Cloudsdale.

Later that night, Rainbow Dash was busy reading the new books she had checked out from the library. Already done with Donkey Quixote and Luna Wars, she was in the middle of Buck Cassidy And The Sundance Colt. Rainbow had to admit, Spike knew what he was talking about.
“You may be right/I may be crazy/But it just may be a lunatic your looking for.” –Billy Joel, “You May Be Right”

Chapter 1: You are here : "Turn The Page"
Chapter 2: [link] : "New"
Chapter 3: [link] : "Outer Space"
Chapter 4: [link] : "You May Be Right"
Chapter 5: [link] : "You"

A NEW FAN-FIC! Sorry that it's been a while. I have been quite busy, and I'm lucky enough to get this started. Let's hope I can finish it. Anyway, here's another Spike shipping story for all of you ponies out there. Have fun. Also, enjoy the references.

Title: Divine Intervention
Chapter 1: Turn The Page
Premise: Rainbow Dash comes looking for a book. Will Spike have anything to interest her?


The title for this short story is taken from the song "Divine Intervention" by Matthew Sweet, from the album 'Girlfriend'.
The name of this chapter is taken from the song "Turn The Page" by Bob Seger from the album to 'Back In '72', most known for the live version that appears on the album 'Live Bullet'
Don Quixote (also known by it's full title, 'El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha') was written by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605 and 1615
Star Wars: A New Hope was written and directed by George Lucas (as was the novelization, though ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster)
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid was written by William Goldman and directed by George Roy Hill
All characters belong to My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made for television by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
Written by :iconcloser-to-the-sun:
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Youthful Expression
Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 2: One Tree Hill

The long school day was finally drawing to a close for all the students in Cheerilee's class. All the ponies (and Spike) went outside and began to chat amongst themselves before leaving. Spike and the Cutie Mark Crusaders were talking and laughing as among themselves as two prissy fillies showed themselves.

"Well, well, it looks like the blank flanks got themselves a pet," one of them said.

The four turned to see two ponies, one pink and the other gray. It was Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon.

"Oh dear, not them," Sweetie Belle thought aloud.

"Don't you two have somepony else to annoy?" Scootaloo had a large amount of distaste in her voice.

"Nope, just your's. Aren't you lucky?" Silver Spoon said with a hint of sass in her voice.

"So, is this dragon belong to you girls or did you have to steal him?" Diamond Tiara trotted up to Spike, looking at him with interest. Spike gave her an odd look as he was eating a gem he had saved for the walk home.

"He's not a pet! He's our friend!" Applebloom shouted defensively.

Silver Spoon got close to Applebloom, "Oh, so he's your coltfriend?"

Those words really struck at Applebloom, causing her to blush heavily. Scootaloo stepped in for the rebuttal, "He's all of our friend!" she spoke incorrectly.

"Ooo!" Diamond Tiara and Sliver Spoon taunted in unison.

Spike, who was busy chewing the part of the gem he had in his mouth, finally spoke with an empty mouth, "Come on, these two aren't worth it," He herded the crusaders away from the two ponies, "besides, they have some serious issues if bugging us is the highlight of their day."

As Spike led the girls away, the four of them heard Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara trying to defend themselves by calling them names. With a huff, the two prissy ponies turned their noses up and began to walk in the other direction.

Spike looked over his shoulder and told the girls to watch quietly. With the remaining part of the gem he had yet to finish, he threw the gem up in the air with all his strength. The jewel soared in the air and landed, hitting Silver Spoon on the head and bouncing of her on to Diamond Tiara.

"Oww! Meanie!" one of the shouted at Spike.

"Run!" Spike said to the crusaders with a huge smile on his face. The girls did just that, laughing as well.

The four youngsters stopped running when they felt they were far enough away from the schoolhouse. All four began to laugh more as they thought again about Spike throwing the gem at them.

"Haha! That was so classic, Spike!" Scootaloo said, rolling on the ground laughing.

"I only wish I could have thought of something like that!" Sweetie Belle spoke between laughter, holding her sides.

Applebloom wiped a tear of laughter away from her eye, "Thanks for doin' that, Spike. Ah think those two fancy ponies won't bother us for sometime now."

Spike was on the ground, still laughing. He finally caught his breath and replied, "Well, I just think they got what they deserved."

"They certainly did!" the white unicorn added.

The four continued to laugh and relive the experience. As time went on, they laid their backs to look up at the sky and imagine what the clouds looked like. Every so often, they would see a rainbow streak in the sky, to which Scootaloo would ramble about Rainbow Dash and how awesome the orange peagsus thought she was.

Sweetie Belle was the first to get up, "I should get back home. Rarity said she could use my help with a few dresses today. She said it was a big order."

"I'll walk with ya, Sweetie Belle, I have to get a few items from the market anyway," the orange pegasus pony said, "Take it easy, you two!"

Applebloom and Spike waved good-bye to their friends and looked back toward the sky. After a few more minutes of sky-gazing, Applebloom remembered the plan she had worked out in her head earlier that day.

"Say Spike, wanna see some place really cool?" she asked, rolling in the grass to get back on her hooves.

Spike stood up and stretched his arms out and replied, "Sure, why not." He grabbed his bag and helped Applebloom with getting her saddlebags back on.

"Ah can get it on by mah self!" Applebloom was defensive, "but thanks, now follow me!" she added with a warm smile.

Applebloom led the way for the dragon through a number of dense brush and bushes. As they walked, Spike was noticing that it was taking them quite some time to get wherever it was that Applebloom had in mind. On the filly's face, it seemed with the confident smile on her face like she knew exactly what she was doing and where she was going.

"Are we getting close at all?" Spike finally asked after what felt like a half an hour.

"We're almost there, ah promise!" the yellow filly's voice sounded confident.

"Alright," Spike said with a bit of uncertainty.

Finally, Applebloom spoke, "Here we are!"

Spike noticed they were still in the brush, "Where is here?" he asked to Applebloom.

Applebloom giggled, "Jus' follow me," she said as she exited the brush.

Spike followed and saw that they were on top of a hill with a lone tree. The hill over looked all of Ponyville with the view being able to see Cloudsdale, Canterlot, and a small part of Manehattan in the distance.

"Whoa…." the purple dragon was speechless.

Applebloom sat underneath the tree, "What do ya think, Spike? Pretty cool, huh?"

"It really is, how did you guys find this place?" he asked as he sat down right next to the pony.

Applebloom laughed a little, "Well, it started when the crusaders and ah got lost quite some time ago…."

The yellow pony went on to tell the story of how she, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle got lost one day. They argued a lot and figured that they needed to get to higher ground to find their way back. They found the hill and decided to make it their second fort, as they called it their "fort away from our fort". She even mentioned that Scootaloo wanted to call the fort "Fort Rainbow Dash" and that Sweetie Belle quickly objected to the idea. They continue to chat for the long time in the shade of the tree, sitting side by side.

"So, whenever we jus' want t' get away, we come up here to our special fort!" Applebloom spoke with a bit of pride.

"You mean like when Applejack gets annoyed at you girls?" Spike turned his head to Applebloom, giving a smirk.

Applebloom froze for a bit, "Yup, like then!" The two laughed shared a laugh and turned back toward the horizon.

The filly turned her head to the dragon, "We also bring food up here, too. Ya know, t' watch the sunset and all."

"That does sound really cool. Having this place to yourself and all." Spike said.

Applebloom turned her head to speak, but was caught off guard by Spike who also turned his head toward her. The two youngsters were shocked to come to the realization that their lips had met.

The purple dragon and the yellow pony were both experiencing their first kiss.
“And we're changing our ways, taking different roads/Then love, love will tear us apart again.” –Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Chapter 1: [link] - "Morning Bell"
Chapter 2: You are here - "One Tree Hill"
Chapter 3: [link] - "Linger"
Chapter 4: [link] - "Hey Jealousy"
Chapter 5: [link] - "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"
Chapter 6: [link] - "White Lips Kissed"
Chapter 7: [link] - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Chapter 8: [link] - "Sæglópur" (Lost At Sea)
Chapter 9: [link] - "I've Been Trying"
Epilogue: [link] - "Home"

Good heavens, would you look at the time! It's time for ponies! Man, this story is coming out faster than I expected it to. It's good to see that I'm getting these done quickly and efficiently (to some degree), but I should focus on my schoolwork. Why won't my imagination listen to me! Well, here you ponies go, chapter two of about nine. Yes. Nine.

EDITED: Fixed the errors (Dec. 9, 2011)

EDITED: The awesome :icondespisedandbeloved: made a poster cover: [link]

Title: Youthful Expression
Chapter 2: One Tree Hill
Premise: Applebloom finally is able to hatch her plan to make Spike feel more welcome, but where in Equestria is she taking him?


The title for this short story is taken from the song "Youthful Expression" by A Tribe Called Quest, from the album 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm'.
The name of this chapter is taken from the song "One Tree Hill" by U2, from the album 'The Joshua Tree'.
All characters belong to My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made for television by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
Written by :iconcloser-to-the-sun:
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Love Interruption
Written By Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 1: Rotten Apples

It was a warm and pleasant day at Sweet Apple Acres. On the farm, there was an orange mare working hard amongst the grove of trees. She seemed to not be performing at her peak. It was if something was bothering her, and yet she didn't seem to know what it was. With a sigh, she continued and got lost in her work.

Her attention was turned from her work when a friend of hers trotted by on the nearby path.

"Hello there, Applejack!" a cheerful voice called out.

"Oh, howdy, Twilight. An' same ta ya, Spike," Applejack replied, looking up to the purple unicorn and the purple dragon that was riding on her back, "what brings ya'll to this neck of the woods?"

Twilight answered, "I need to pick a few apples for later."

"Alright. Well, Big Mac should be up at the farm ta help ya out," the orange pony stated, trying to force a smile.

"Can I stay here with Applejack?" Spike asked.

"Well, as long as she's fine with it. Just don't distract her too much," the unicorn was unsure.

"It's fine, Twi, ah don't mind."

Twilight shrugged as Spike hopped down from her back, "Just don't give her too much of a hassle, Spike." She then continued down the pathway towards the barn.

Spike, on the other hoof, made his way over towards Applejack. As he got closer, he noticed that the pony seemed off.

"Hey Applejack, ya alright?" the dragon asked with concern.

The earth pony honestly didn't want to reply, but not wanting to be rude to the dragon, she lied, "Yeah, ah'm fine, just worried about not gettin' the applebuckin' done by mahself today." After speaking, Applejack realized the statement was partially true.

"Oh, is that it? I can help you then!" Spike spoke cheerfully.

"Huh?" Applejack wasn't expecting such a reply from Spike, "Uh, Spike, ya really don't need ta do anythin' like that. Ah can handle this."

"But you were just saying there's a lot to do," the dragon pointed out.

"Well, ah guess ya can help if ya really want ta," Applejack gave in. From there, she gave instructions to Spike of what to do to help her with the bucking of the trees.

To the surprise of them both, Applejack and Spike finished their applebucking in what seemed to be record time.
“You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day/Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way/Turn your love my way, yeah.” –The Allman Brothers Band, “Blue Sky”

Chapter 1: You are here : "Rotten Apples"
Chapter 2: [link] : "Blue Sky"
Chapter 3: [link] : "Tangled Up In Blue"
Chapter 4: [link] : "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"

Here we go, a new fic. Applejack and Spike, no less. I highly, highly, HIGHLY suggest you listen to the song that the fic is titled after. Pure musical genius. Anyway, hope to make you all happy with this. And so you know, starting off with a short chapter for a reason. Added a bit to this after re-reading my horrible writing fic.

Title: Love Interruption
Chapter 1: Rotten Apples
Premise: Applejack is feeling really out of it lately. Will a small dragon able to help her out?


The title for this short story is taken from the song "Love Interruption" by Jack White, from the album 'Blunderbuss'.
The name of this chapter comes from the song "Rotten Apples" by The Smashing Pumpkins from the single of 'Tonight, Tonight'.
All characters belong to My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made for television by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:
Written by :iconcloser-to-the-sun:
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AJ and Twilght were only minding their business, after day 2 of Spike's admittance to the hospital, finally she allowed herself to go to the libary and have a small shut-eye. AJ was with her, going back to check on him.

Surprisingly, after opening the door of Room 909 she found Flutersy lying besides him.

"Wha-what in tarnation!" AJ shouted. Fluttershy and Spike got startled. She turned to face them, blushing furiously. Spike jumped and almost bumped his bandaged back again.

"Um....good morning girls...I was...feeding Spike...if that's ok with you...."

"Shehs da besht!" Spike responded, with his mouth still full. He swallowed.

"Seriously?" Twilight said, still processing the previous scene. "The *here comes the plane* game?"

"Laugh if you want, Twi. But she just does it in such a caring, special way...can't say no to that!"

Fluttershy got down the bed, carrying the plate and the spoon. "Glad I could make you feel at home, Spike. I'm coming back at luchtime!" she walked past her two wide eyed friends. "If you two don't mind..."

"The hay would ah mind, it's not that I need that attention, girly!" AJ said, shifty eyed.

"Oh Applejack" Fluttershy answered, with a sympathetic tone. "There's no need to be jealous...."

AJ blushed and was about to protest but Fluttershy continued. "..I promise I will do something nice for you too after Spike gets better!" she completed, beaming.

Applejack sighed, relieved. "...ah...shucks. Thanks Shy, you DO make things better don't ya..."

Twilight approached Sipke's bed. "If I recall correctly, those bandages must be replaced now..."

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"You really should go back home, Twilight" said Spike while combing her mane with his hand.
A gentle snore was his answer. He then yawned and tried to sleep even in his unconfortable position.
"She'll eventually move..." He said.
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Twi's initial reaction. This one found it's way to Derpibooru... nice.
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"...we're not alone"


Twi and Spike in a distopian future. The idea of giving Twi tattoos of her fallen comrades' cutie marks seemed less depressing originally ;-;. Maybe they're all still alive somewhere.

Tried to make Spike look slightly older, although who knows what that means in dragon terms.
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"...Twilight?"

Another piece of the puzzle. Did Twilight really hear what she thinks she did? Or is it merely the product of an stress-addled mind? ( I'm really loving all of your interpretations of these drawings! Here's something else to chew on...)





The first drawing in the series (?):
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For [link]
Finished this some time ago, forgot to post it here.
Ain't she just the sweetest thing?
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GAHHH this took me all day to finish. Just draw, scan, color, shade, repeat. All. Day. I really need to come up with ideas sooner. Stupid creative brain...
Tho you could make the argument that the Brony movement took a while to get started, so it's kinda poetically appropriate.

Nahh, feels too much like a cop-out.

Anyhoo, one year of blowing people away with an amazing cartoon for kids, long after I had given up hope that it could actually happen. If you'd told me a year ago that I'd be feverishly spending my free time drawing sonic rainbooms, well... actually, I'd probably believe you, I'd just have no idea what the hell a sonic rainboom is. I've always been weird.

But now I'm weird with PONIES.
Thanks Lauren, Jayson, and everyone at Studio B! You guys are amazing! Keep up the good work, and stay frosty out there!
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Happy birthday Sibsy! Thanks for being an awesome artist and helping make some awesome shows!

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Behold the duo of mages that is Spike the Dragon and Twilight Sparkle!
EDIT: Arcanic Circle Image:[link]

Brohoof, anyone? /)

Spike & Twilight (c) Hasbro
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My second picture in my series of Spike and the filly Mane 6. Who do you think I should do next? 

Fluttershy: here
Spike & Fluttershy (c) My Little Pony: Hasbro
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Look into his staff and see the future... or just run away in fear, whichever comes first. :P

Spike (c) Hasbro; I do not own this character.
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Look I did some pony art again. It still happens around here occasionally.
A little comic of Rainbow Dash and Gilda. I wanted to do a little something with these two characters for a while, but this is my first attempt. Its just a little comic and its the first time I've ever tried to draw Gilda and I got to say, drawing, coloring her in and shading her was surprisingly fun, Gilda's color scheme is so fun and pretty. Looking back on it, I kind of wish I hadn't silhouetted Gilda in the sixth panel so I could have added more color to it, but those last few panels are meant to take on darker colors while the first few are all bright and in the clouds like Gilda's memories and all that sentimental candy floss.
Gilda and Rainbow Dash are meant to be teenagers in that flash back that takes up most of the page which is why Dash's mane is a little different than the show. I was also going to draw teen Gilda as a chubby Griffon, but I changed my mind. 
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Okay, I admit the title is kind of out there, but I hope you like the drawing anyways.
Twilight and Spike levitating together
I wanted the magic to look like its cradling them and for it to look calm and soothing.
I won't say why Twilight has a tear in her eye and I'll let you interpret that any way you want. Spike looks so calm here.

So what do you all think? Comment bellow and let me know, and if you want share with me why you think Twilight has a little tear in her eye.
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Twilight being big sisterly to Spike who is upset. She's trying to comfort him.

Use you imagination to come up with why Spike is crying.
Twilight and Spike art can range from really cute and happy to really sad. Its all the Dragonshy episode's fault, the moment we heard about how long Dragons can live in the MLP FIM verse our imaginations took over and all of a sudden Twilight and Spike relationship got a bit more complicated. Then came the episode where Spike got all Godzilla on our asses and now we don't know what to think about Spike anymore but that hasn't stopped us from writing fanfiction and making art.
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DISCLAIMER: Sorry it's taken so long, everypony! I'm not too proud of this. A lot of emotional stress has been happening, and my computer has been messing up plus my job has been getting in the way. Please understand! I hope you all enjoy :>

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It was about 4 in the morning when I heard a loud screeching throughout the hallway.

"Up and at em, Bolts! Time to get up!" the griffin's voice shrieked, letting us all know it was time to wake up. I groaned and sat up, immediately wincing. My head was throbbing and my eyes were sore as well. I slowly craned my head toward my window. The sun wasn't even up yet. I wanted to just sleep again but I knew that I had to start moving eventually. I heard a soft knock on my door.

"Hello?" a voice called. It was different, not like Gilda's. My ears perked up instantly. I knew exactly who it was and it jolted me awake. Oh my Celestia.

"S..Spitfire???" I managed to choke out at her. "I uh.." I began to scramble out of bed, despite how terrible my body felt, the adrenaline sort of eased the pain as my heart pounded in my ears. Spitfire was actually talking to me! "I'll be out in a minute!"

I could hear her giggle as a few other hoofsteps outside could be heard. "Alright, meet us outside on the back cloud track, okay? Take your time." she assured me. I most certainly would not. This was Spitfire! I was actually going to train with Spitfire and the Wonderbolts!

Once I heard the other hoofsteps sort of fade out, the adrenaline rush subsided and I felt a surge of pain engulf my entire body. My eyes were swollen and sore from the night of crying and my throat was scratchy from my sobbing as well. My mane was probably a mess and my head was pounding. The headache was the worst. It was like a night of partying without the fun and booze. With each heart beat it throbbed in my ears and in my temples, reminding me of the crying I had done just a few hours earlier. I groaned before opening the door to the empty hallway. The other ponies must already be outside. I swallowed hard and tried to walk my best outside to where they were. The back cloud track, as Spitfire said. I assumed it was out the backdoor.

Once I found the track, Gilda was doing something to the Bolts, but it was a bit too dark and I was too tired to figure out what it was. I squinted my eyes to see it better, but increased my pace a bit to figure it all out. Once I was close enough my eyes widened a bit. I realized Gilda was...tying a rope around their waists'! I gasped and turned to her. Even as the sun was peaking over the clouds ever so slightly, her eyes gave off that eerie yellow glow.

"Gilda, what in Celestia's name are you doing?" I asked in a somewhat weak voice. I cleared my throat, however, ready to sound a bit more aggressive when I talked. She clacked her beak and leaned closer.

"Ah, Dash. You're late." she said simply, taking a rope in her talons and walking over to me. I was too stunned to move when I realized what she was doing. Before I knew it, a rope was tied around my torso, holding my wings down. She backed away, smiling at her work. "Cool your jets, Dash. You have no room to question my managing." she said simply as the Bolts all lined up, waiting for Gilda's instructions. I grumbled and stood with them, waiting to hear what she'd say.

"Okay, Bolts, obviously you all know what's going on. But since our friend Rainbow Dash is new, we should give her a run down." she said, pacing up and down the line, looking at me intently. I lowered my eyes at her. "Now in the mornings like this, I want you guys to get your leg strength up. Because not only do you need your legs to help you run to take off, but you need strong legs to help you land."

Gilda walked over and lifted up Spitfire's front leg, revealing how well toned she was. I swallowed hard. Even I wasn't that toned and athletic. Maybe this would be hard to keep up. Spitfire nodded, helping Gilda speak.

"That's right, Bolts." Spitfire said. "Landing in a split second after flying over 200 miles per hour can hurt. Luckily, our legs are trained for that." They all nodded, except me. I merely felt fear wash over me like a cold wave splashing on the shore.

Gilda nodded. "Okay, any questions...?" she asked, again, looking right at me. The others looked at me as well and I felt all attention on me. Although this felt like...condescending attention. Negative attention. Rainbow does not like that. I merely shook my head.

"No, let's get going." I said to them. Gilda nodded.

"I agree, go on, Bolts!" she barked.

And with that, the Wonderbolts were trotting at a quick pace around the track and I followed soon after. Surprisingly, my thoughts were not on Fluttershy now. Maybe it was because I was working out, trying to impress my heroes. I was still awe struck I was with the Wonderbolts finally. Like I was dreaming.

I saw Spitfire slow her pace and my stomach flood with butterflies. Oh my Celestia, she was actually coming to talk to me?! I felt a smile try to force it's way on my face, but it was as if my mouth forgot how to. She turned to me and smiled, the morning sun slowly peaking over the clouds.

"Hey, newbie!" she said. "I think I know you...I've seen you around a few times, correct?" she asked, keeping a medium pace with me. I was merely awestruck but I nodded.

"Y-yeah! I'm Rainbow Dash." I managed to mutter. She rolled her eyes with a smile and giggle snorted.

"Well, I knew that silly!" she remarked. I couldn't help but find myself wanting to laugh with her. But it was still early, and I was still recovering from last night.

"Is the rope really necessary?" I asked with skepticism in my voice. She was silent for a moment but closed her eyes and smiled, almost like a shrug.

"Mehhh she's been doing this since she first signed on as our manager. It seems to be working. It helps suppress my urge to fly and builds leg strength." she tried to convince me.

I looked forward, still not convinced. She could sense my silence as a sign of not really buying into that. But she kept her nonchalant face and attitude.

"We tend not to..question, Gilda's methods." she said finally. I was curious as to why. Were they..afraid of her? Was she too strict on them and were her methods a bit..extreme? Or was she genuinely a good manager? She seemed like she was pretty serious when it came to training, and the Bolts seemed to go along with it okay. I kept it at that and continued the run, ignoring the throbbing in my head and eyes.

"By the way..." Spitfire continued. "I had a hard time sleeping last night."

I felt my stomach churn at that. Oh great..did she hear me? I bit my bottom lip. "O-oh?" I asked.

"Yeah. I heard somepony...crying." she said a bit casual, as if it was nothing. "Would you know anything about that?" she asked. I could tell that she knew it was from me. I knew she knew it was from me. But, I denied it. Knowing very well I was lying to her.

"N-no? Didn't hear anything last night." I said nervously. I was an awful liar. She let the silence set between our conversation for a bit before nodding.

"Ah okay." she said, smiling. "But if you figure out what's going on with it, come tell me, okay?" she asked, grinning. Was she implying that I could..tell her? Everything? There was no way, I just met her and it is the first time meeting her where she acknowledged me! My mouth gaped open a bit before I spoke up.

"Ah..okay. I'll try." I assured her. She nodded.

"No problem! Welcome to the team!" and with that, she galloped off ahead of me. I hadn't realized how fast she was. I was beginning to feel out of breath! How long had we been running?! I tried to keep pace with the others, but could feel myself falling behind a bit. I panted, trying to keep up. The lack of food wasn't helping much either. But the sooner I finished this, the sooner we'd be done. I grit my teeth and hammered down on the clouds, trotting and galloping as fast as I could to the finish line on the last lap.

Once I arrived, the other Bolts were already getting water and doing cool down stretches and exercises. Gilda walked over to me, yanking the rope off. It burnt my skin a bit, but it was nothing I couldn't handle. "Get some water and rest up. When you're done, it's breakfast." she said and then walked away.

I felt relieved as I felt the cold water splash down my throat. I was actually hungry from the work out. And I knew no matter how full I thought I was, I had to keep eating. Because I never want to feel like I'm falling behind with their work outs. I want to be the best.

Then, it hit me.

Like a ton of bricks.

I had to be the best Wonderbolt. The best. Maybe. Just maybe. If I'm the best, Fluttershy will surely notice! Yeah! I couldn't help but feel all the negative emotions wash away. If only for a second. I had this new hope instilled in me. If I was going to win Fluttershy back I needed to be new, I needed to be improved. And most of all, I needed to be the best.

Because she deserved the best. Then I felt my thoughts drift to her again, and my mood dipped as well. I sighed and my head began to slowly fall forward. As if there were weights weighing it down. Oh Fluttershy...where were you now? Did you miss me like I missed you? I felt myself slowly being dragged to the ground, like gravity increased. I wanted to curl up in a ball when I thought of her. When I thought of us. I felt my eyes slowly close as I fought back tears before those familiar talons were near my face and Gilda leaned down, whispering in my ear.

"Dash, not good to lay down after a work out." and when she said that, I could feel her beak slowly lean over to nibble on my ear. I flinched immediately and scrambled backwards. I gave her a disgusted look and narrowed my eyes at her.

"Do NOT do that again." I warned her. Gilda merely giggled playfully and slowly turned away.

"Whatever you say, Dash." she shrugged. "Okay, Bolts! Let's head inside for breakfast!" she said. I heard them all gasp with delight and follow her. I'm sure they were all starving.

Despite having virtually nothing in my stomach, I was stuffed. Hopefully I could force myself to eat something at breakfast.
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I looked long and hard at my friends. They were my best friends. Truly they were. However, my love for Fluttershy was greater than the way I felt about my friends. So if they shunned us for this, then fine. We still had Pinkie on our side, anyway. I slammed my hooves into the water, making the 3 flinch and I finally spoke.

"Fluttershy and I are more than just friends." I said, narrowing my eyes at them. They remained silent. Applejack knew, but she wanted to hear it from the pony's mouth.

"Yeah, we're together. We're a couple. The both of us." I knew everypony in the area was watching me. Watching us. But I didn't care. I felt even stronger with her there. However, out of the corner of my eye, I could see her lowering herself into the water more, as Pinkie tried to be there to comfort her.

Rarity opened her mouth to speak. "Rainbow Dash, Darling, we don't judge you for that!" she said, her voice carrying a high note at the end. I tilted my head, confused.

Twilight nodded. "Yeah Rainbow, you're our friend! We don't care who you date, or who you love!" she was smiling when she said this, but her smile fell. "The only problem is..if you two break up-"

I cut her off. "Like I told Applejack, don't worry about it!"

Twilight glared at me, her voice hiring. "Let me finish, Rainbow! As I said, if you two break up, our whole gang will break up as well!"

Applejack nodded. "That's what ah meant, Sugarcube! If you two broke up, then what would we do? We'd either lose one, or both of ya'll! The group would be torn apart because of your break up."

My ears lowered as well, and I could tell my face contorted into fear. Oh Celestia, she was right. But the thought of me leaving her. Of us breaking up, send a cold chill through my body. It felt like my organs would shut down at the very thought.

"That's not going to happen. Because.." I gulped. "Because Fluttershy and I will not be breaking up." I said this loudly, and proudly. I didn't care if the whole park heard. They needed to know how I felt. She did as well.

Out of the corner of my eye, I could see her slowly rising above water, looking at me. Her eyes blinked curiously as I turned to face her, giving her a bright smile. I flew over to her and placed my wing around her comfortingly. "I will not break up with her. We are going to make this work. For ourselves, and for our friendship...And we want you all to support this. Okay?"

I could feel Fluttershy welcoming this affection, even if it was a public display of it. She rested her head on my shoulder and I sighed contently. We watched the others and how they would react. Of course, Pinkie flipped.

"Yahoo! See! I told everypony, didn't I?! You guys are really perfect!" she hopped around the water, splashing all of us. Rarity whined in protest at getting wet.

"Yes yes, of course we will support you! If you think this will work, then...who are we to break up a happy couple??" she shouted with a smile.

Twilight and Applejack looked at eachother, before giving in and smiling at us too.

"Aw shucks, Rainbow, Ah didn't know ya'll truly felt that strongly. Of course we will support ya'll."

Twilight nodded, swimming over to us. "I think we should celebrate!" she took out her notebook and pencil, jotting down notes. "And for me, celebrating is calculating the speed of the slide I just rode~"

Applejack hopped over to her, knocking the notebook and pencil into the water, much to a very displeased Twilight. "Ah say last one to the Dragon Drench is a rotten apple!" she whooped, before hopping out of the pool.

Twilight groaned, getting up beside Rarity. But they both trotted after them, their noses in the air. However, they both gave us a smile before disappearing after Applejack.

Pinkie hopped out of the pool too, cheering and squealing. "Woohoo! The Dragon Drench! That's the best waterslide here! Come on you slow ponies!" she called to us.

I sat there a few moments with Fluttershy, smiling down at her. "You wanna just stay here? Swim a bit?" I asked.

She shook her head, pulling away from me to get out of the water. "You wanna be a rotten apple?" she asked me, grinning slyly.

I sat there a few seconds before, shooting out of the water. "Aha! Yeah right! It's gonna be you who is!" Despite this, we both trotted together to follow Applejack to the slide.

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Today was amazing. My friends knew about us, and accepted it! Not only that, Fluttershy didn't hate my public display of love for her. And if she did, she certainly didn't show it. We had a wonderful time riding the slides, eating various treats, and joking around. I think after I stopped being so stubborn and opening up a bit more to everypony, they didn't get so defensive. I should learn how to tone down my cocky attitude.

Or maybe not.

As the park began to close, we headed out to a bus this time instead. It would get us back quicker. The bus waited at the park for everypony to board, making their way back to wherever they were from.

Rarity, Twilight, Pinkie, and Applejack were walking ahead of us, as we only walked a few feet behind. I remembered what Applejack said, and Fluttershy and I made sure to include them in our conversations and they did the same. It was so much easier now that everypony knew. I couldn't be happier!

"Alright, everypony!" said Twilight. "The bus will be here in 20 minutes. We should get out there and wait first. So we can get good seats!" she said.

Applejack nodded. "Yeah. Ah'm pretty tuckered out from today. It'll be nice to rest my hooves." she said, rubbing them against the ground in an attempt to massage them.

Rarity stuck her nose in the air, feeling simply disgusted with herself. Her beautifully curled hair was now hanging down around her shoulders. Stringy and wet from the events from today. "I simply can't believe I let you ponies drag me onto those waterslides. My once perfectly curled hair is now a mess." she whined.

Applejack was the first to speak up. "Aw shucks, Rarity. Ya'll had a blast today. Can't ya just accept it? 'Sides, you can shower when ya get home."

Rarity stuck her tongue out at Applejack. "Hmph! Unlike some ponies, I take great pride in my appearance!" she said coyly to Applejack again, now grinning.

Pinkie Pie still had as much energy as ever, hopping around all of us as we sat in tired heaps at the bus stop. "Ooh! I'm still all wound up from today!" she said, giggle snorting. Suddenly however, she stopped, a loud rumble could be heard among us. We all turned to Pinkie to see her face have a look of surprise.

"Oh..guess I'm hungry!" she said, before laughing. We all joined in.

"Yeah, I guess I'm hungry too...anypony volunteer to grab us a vegidog before boarding the bus?"

We were all silent, avoiding eye contact, before surprisingly, Fluttershy spoke up. "Rainbow Dash and I can get them." she said.

I looked over at her, and rolled my eyes. I didn't feel like moving much either. But Fluttershy looked at me, insisting I go. My ears perked up and I nodded eagerly. "Yeah, yeah we'll go!"

The others sighed in relief, happily handing us their bits to pay for the food with. "Thanks so much, you two. Hurry back!" said Twilight. We nodded, and went off to the stand together

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I assumed the worst. She wanted to lecture me about speaking so loudly about us infront of everypony else. Or maybe it was because I was on the slides too much today and didn't talk to her a lot. All I knew was this could be good, or bad.

As we arrived at the vegidog stand, I took out the bits, counting them. "Well let's see. We have enough to give each Pony a vegidog and-" and in that instant, I felt Fluttershy practically pushing me behind the stand, without the prying eyes of the last few ponies leaving to see. She pushed me against the wall and I felt her lips attack mine, and her tongue invade my mouth. My eyes shot open. This was not what I expected. Not in the least.

I felt her push me on the ground now and we sat, and she wrapped her back legs around my waist, still kissing me passionately. She had done stuff like this before, but never this much. She always said kissing wasn't her thing. Well tonight she sure showed me wrong. Finally, after a few minutes of this, she pulled away.

"Rainbow Dash..what you said today. About never wanting to leave me...." she was only a few millimeters away from my lips, and it felt as though she would spring on them anytime. "It made me feel so special..." she buried her head under my chin, squeezing me tightly.

I was stunned. How could she not think I already found her special. I smiled, squeezing her back. "Well, Fluttershy..you are a very special pony to me. You know that, don't you?" I whispered tenderly.

She nodded, and made a small whimper. "I love you, Rainbow Dash..."

I kissed her on the forehead, then trailed my kisses down to her neck before answering. "And I love you, Fluttershy."

She gave me one more kiss on the lips before pulling herself away. We bought the vegidogs and brought them back to the girls. At first, their faces lit up at the sight of their food, then they fell, looking almost shocked, before breaking into fits of laughter.

"No wonder why it took you both so long to get our vegidogs" giggled Twilight.

Applejack chuckled as well. "Heehee, have fun you two?" she asked.

Pinkie tilted her head, already shoving her vegidog in her mouth. "What? I don't get it!" she complained.

It took us both a minute to realize, but our manes were a mess. They were tangled and it looked like somepony's hooves were playing in them. We both giggled shyly, and as we did, the bus for home arrived.

We sat next to eachother on the way home. As she fell asleep on my shoulder, I looked out the window at the night sky. Today was one of the best days of my life I think. Nothing would top this. Not even joining the Wonderbolts. Nothing would be as perfect as today was.

I wish it would stay like this forever.
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"Never talk to me again!"

Rainbow Dash stormed out of my house after that and out my window I could see her zoom away. When she left that's when I lost my composure and I immediately galloped upstairs to my room and jumped onto my bed, burying my face in my pillow. I squeezed my pillow against me as I sobbed into it.

I ruined everything. I never planned on this happening. I never planned to break up with Rainbow Dash. But I also never planned to fall inlove with her.

Why did she have to be such a wonderful pony? She was my favorite pony of all. And I ruined her. I felt a soft thump next to me and I lifted my eyes up from my pillow to see Angel looking at me, a frown on his face. He must not have known what was happening but he only patted my foreleg in a consoling manner. I sniffled and sat up a bit looking at him.

"Oh Angel..how did I have the stupidity to hurt the most important pony in my life...?" I asked, looking out the window at the dreary overcast sky. He hopped over to me and sat inbetween my legs, nuzzling against my thigh and hugging me. I gave a sad smile and gently pet his head.

"She hates me...she was the only pony in this world that meant more to me than anything and she..hates me." my sobbing returned as I put my hooves over my face. Angel climbed up onto my shoulder and tapped my face to look at him. He began to do a little dance, as if to tell me something. I smiled at him and nodded.

"You're right, Angel. I was just trying to protect both of us from further pain. If she thinks we both hurt now..just imagine what it'd be like another year from now, or even another half a year from now.." I said, nibbling on my hoof nervously. He nodded and also began to act another thing out. I smiled at him and picked him up, cradling him in my arms. Tears continued to run down my face and I smiled.

"You're right again. It's for the best, Angel." I closed my eyes and let the tears fall, only this time a small smile crept on my face. "And..and she'll be so much happier. She seems sad now, but..she'll get over it. I will too. I've come to terms with this before she did." I fell silent and Angel gave me an unsure look.

"Didn't I....?" I asked. Angel shook his head and began to act out something. My tears came back and I held him tighter.

"You're right Angel...I'm not as over it as she is. But she'll get over it much quicker than me. She's Rainbow Dash after all...I mean.." I paused, taking a shaky breath. "I mean now she can be in the Wonderbolts and..meet another mare or stallion who wont hurt her like I did..." Angel looked up at me, lowering his ears.

"Oh Angel...what if I made a mistake...?" Angel's face grew sour as he shook his head quickly. I was taken aback.

"What do you mean I can't go back on my decision now...?" I asked. He hopped out of my arms onto my bed and began to act out something crazy. Still, I knew exactly what he meant.

"I...I know. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think it was the right thing to do.." I rubbed my foreleg and sighed, a sinking feeling in my chest. "She..she's really gone...I know it's what I wanted but....do I...do I really want it..?" Angel hopped over to me, hitting my hoof. He put his hands on his hips and glared up at me. I nodded and sighed.

"You're right, Angel. I can't have thoughts like that now. I already did it, the damage is done. I just have to move on, don't I?" he nodded sadly, hugging my thigh again. We sat like this for a long time. I let the reality of my decision sink in. That I had broken up with Rainbow Dash. She hated me now and would probably leave Ponyville. And I would never see her again. Those thoughts hit themselves against my head and rang in my ears for so long as we sat there. Every time I had a thought that what I did was wrong, I would suppress it. That got harder and harder as the thoughts of Rainbow Dash making me smile and making me laugh came back to my head.

Eventually, I couldn't take it anymore. I shook myself from that dream as I had woken up a while ago. I hopped out of bed and Angel gave me a confused look. "Angel I can't be in the house anymore. I need to get out. I need to go see my friends or something." Angel glared at me once again and I couldn't help but give a sincere laugh. "Of course you're my friend, silly bunny...but. I need advice from a girl." I looked out the window. "A girl I know has probably broken many hearts before."

I knew who I had to see. I trotted down the stairs out of my house and headed to Carousel Boutique. I wanted to go see Rarity and get her advice.

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As I arrived, I gently tapped on her door and lowered my head, waiting for an answer. After a few seconds she opened the door. Her work glasses on and some fabrics draped over her shoulders. "Fluttershy, dear so nice to see..AUGH!" She flinched. I must have looked a mess. My eyes were bloodshot and my hair was probably a bit messy. Before she realized what she did was rude, she composed herself and invited me in.

"Fluttershy, darling..what happened?" she asked, inviting me to sit down next to her. I looked down at the ground before answering. I just got right to the point.

"I...broke up with Rainbow Dash." I murmured. I flinched a bit, waiting for a response. Rarity's jaw merely gaped open, in absolute shock.

"Whaaaat? What ever for, Dear?" she asked, trotting over to me and placing an arm around me in a hug. I didn't hug back, but rested my head on her shoulder. I blinked a few tears out of my eyes, getting on her fabric.

"It's a long story." I said. I looked up at her. "Can we discuss this at the spa?"

Her face lit up and she giggled. "Ooh~! You read my mind, sister." she took off her work attire and opened the door for me as we walked out. "Now I want you to tell me every juicy detail." she said. I didn't want to relive what had happened, because I knew I'd cry about that too. But still, I knew Rarity would be an expert on this subject.

As we walked, Rarity talked about work and rude costumers. I glanced up at the sky occasionally. Looking for a rainbow streak to zoom across it.

The sky stayed as gray as my mood when I didn't even spot a lick of color.
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Season 1, Episode 6.

Spike begging Twilight to show Trixie what she's made of.

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