Scootaloo quietly stood off to the side, watching her mentor cry at the small memorial. Ghostly bandages wrapped around her bloodstained torso, holding her together, even though she bore none of the injuries that had taken her life. More bandages wrapped like a headband around her forehead. Her wings were free of the bandages, her wings glowing more brightly than the rest of her. More corporeal.
She knew that Rainbow Dash had tried her best. That she hadn't meant for it to happen. Scootaloo had simply been to far away, to far for even Dashie's speed to have caught her in time. It simply was not enough. And even then, it was not Rainbow's fault. Even now, Scootaloo was not sure what had happened. Something had struck her in the head, and she knew no more.
Standing, she trotted closer, reaching out to embrace her mentor, her friend. . . . her big sister. "I forgive you." she whispers, nuzzling Rainbow's cheek. "It's okay. You did your best; I love you, big sis."
Rainbow gasped, eyes widening as she went stiff. "Sc-scoots?" she stuttered softly to the open air.
Scootaloo backed away as Rainbow stood and looked all around herself in confusion, before her gaze shifted to the moon. She cracked a tiny smile. "Love you too, Scootaloo.
Smiling a little herself, sadly, Scootaloo called out, "Goodbye." Her spirit glowed more brightly.
Rainbow flinched at the sharp flash of orange and purple light; for just a moment, Scootaloo stood before her, wings outstretched, a forgiving smile on her face; and then she was gone. Her spirit faded away, and she was released from this world to the next.
( . . . .I cope with sadness by writing angsty stuff.)