The next day Rainbow Dash prepared for the test. Everything had to be perfect, she couldn't fail, she wouldn't fail.
"Ok first!" Scootaloo said, going through Rainbow's routine, "The round-about! You have to fly through the clouds, spinning them, then land on the last one and make that cloud rain."
"Got it." Dash said confidently.
"Second!" Scootaloo continued, "You have to move all the clouds into one part of the sky then hit each one to make out the picture of the Wonderbolt logo."
"Ok." Rainbow said organizing everything in her head.
"And the finale," Scootaloo said pausing for dramatic effect, "you have to make a Sonic Rainboom, and I know you can do that one!"
Rainbow Dash crouched, spreading out her wings, "Go time." She thought. Dash took off into the sky going extremely fast. She went through the round-about making the last one rain and before hand she had made the cloud placed in front of the sun so it shined the raindrops. Dash flew through the air going to the clouds bunched up. She began to kick each one making the logo she knew by heart.
Rainbow Dash fluttered to the ground, it was time for the big finish. Rainbow Dash flew up into the sky, then going straight down she arched up, breaking the sound barrier, making the Sonic Rainboom.
Rarity woke up and got out of bed yawning, it seemed all the rest of her friends were already up and about. "Fashionably late again." she thought to herself giggling.
"Oh!" Applejack announced snickering, "The princess has woken up!"
"Everypony needs their beauty sleep Applejack, but I was just about to take a walk in one of the wonderful nature reserves Canterlot has to offer. Anypony care to come with?" Rarity asked.
"Sorry Rar," Applejack answered, "I cant, Ah'm going to go out and look for a good place to set up shop."
"Im going to see my brother, sorry Rarity." Twilight said.
"I-I don't know..." Fluttershy said looking down at her hooves.
"I need to go plan a party for Rainbow Dash, the new Wonderbolt!" Pinkie Pie yelled.
"Its ok, I can go by myself, I will be fine, you all attend to you own worries." Rarity said gracefully.
Rarity walked outside of the castle, into the courtyard and onto a small dirt path. "Ah yes," she thought, "beautiful nature, I could make in all natural dress line! Green and grassy and..." Rarity stopped thinking as she noticed another pony ahead.
"Now then if I simply concentrate the wind should change directions..." The unicorn stallion muttered to himself.
The stallion had markings all over his body, just like Zecora's. His coat was brown like milk chocolate along with the darker brown markings. He wore a Lavender vest with white lining. His deep purple eyes had a sort of smart look to them. His mane was styled so that it had a few more inches to it, some what like an afro, half way through the middle of it, there was a single yellow stripe. His tail differed quite alot from his mane, instead of being poofy, it was sleek.
Rarity smiled, she was always happy to meet other ponies. "Hello sir," Rarity said, "I'm Rarity, its so nice to meet you!"
"Oh why hello Miss Rarity," the stallion said smiling as he looked up at her, "I'm Silver Wind, now may I ask, what are you doing out here? Most ponies stay inside the castle grounds, they like to look at the windows and such."
"Oh I'm just taking a small walk." Rarity said looking at the book of spells Silver Wind was reading. She was about to ask what the spells were, but he was one step ahead of her.
"These are wind spells," Silver said, "you see wind is my special talent." he said pointing to his flank which had three wispy lines that were no doubt the wind.
"Ooh fascinating," Rarity said genuinely intrigued, she did not always care for Canterlot ponies after they had been so rude to her on her second to last visit, "Wind is a very beautiful element."
"Yes it is," Silver Wind said happy somepony finally understood why wind was so pretty and graceful, just like the pony standing in front of him, "I can show you a small wind spell if you'd like."
"I would love to see it!" Rarity said as Silver concentrated to do the spell. Suddenly the wind changed, it blew through the tree leaves making out a small song. It was one of the most amazing things Rarity had ever heard, Silver Wind's magic was no doubt advanced. After the song had ending Rarity began to clap.
"That was amazing Silver!" She cried, "I didn't know anypony could do something so amazing."
"Thank you," Silver Wind said blushing, "I'm very glad you liked it. I would love to know more about you, w-would you like to get lunch sometime today or tomorrow?"
Now it was Rarity's turn to blush, she had never really been on a proper date, she had of course dated a few Stallions before but she was never with such a gentlecolt, "I would love to Silver." She said smiling.
Just then a loud boom was heard and a rainbow appeared across the sky, a Sonic Rainboom.
Applejack walked around the town looking for the perfect place to open shop. It had to be perfect not to big, not to small, not to dirty... Applejack stopped as she fell down from bumping into somepony.
"Oh, ma'am Ah am so sorry," the stallion who had bumped into her said as he helped her up, "Ah was trying to write down everything and, oh, Ah, here's your hat."
While the Stallion was grabbing her hat, Applejack got a good look at the pony, he was a dark Crimson, and had quite a large build, not unlike that of Big Macintosh, his eyes were an orange like the sun before setting. His black mane and tail were cut short and ruffled up, he wore a dark brown cowpony hat on his head and had an accent from someplace she couldn't think of.
"Uhm, Ah'm fine, thank ya kindly for helping me up, may I ask, where are ya from?" Applejack asked.
"Well Ah'm from little ol' Aaaaaaaappleloosa! Mah name is Buckshot, and you are...?" Buckshot said pausing waiting for Applejack to answer.
"Ah'm Applejack," she answered blushing from the gentlecolt, "So what do y'all do for a living Buckshot?"
"Well Ah was a royal guard, Ah quit after Ah got in trouble for protecting a citizen and beating up another pony," Buckshot said sheepishly, "Ah work for a private guard for Celestia now. Now judging from that thar cutie mark, Ah believe you do something apple related, am Ah right?"
"Why yes ya are," Applejack announced proudly, "Ah own Sweet Apple Acres in Ponyville! We have just about the grandest apples in Equestria!"
"Well Miss Applejack Ah would love to stay and chat, but I must be going," Buckshot said sadly, unhappy the beautiful mare in front of him would have to leave, "but, uh, maybe you'd like tah go out sometime, with me?"
Applejack blushed, she had never dated, didn't have time for it, after her parents had died she took care of everypony, it was hard work, but family was worth it. "Ah, Ah, don't know what tah say Buckshot, Ah've never been on a date before..."
"How about a yes?" Buckshot said smiling.
Applejack smiled at the stallion, "Ok then, yes."
Just as Applejack said yes a large explosion was heard from the castle courtyard and a rainbow appeared against the sky from none other than a Sonic Rainboom.
"That was great Dash!" Scootallo cried, her mane had been blown back from the sheer power of the Sonic Rainboom.
"I must say Rainbow Dash, that was quite impressive." A familiar voice called from behind the beaming Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Dash whipped around knowing the voice, "S-spitfire," Rainbow stuttered stuck in awe at seeing her idol, "what are you doing here?"
"I was just visiting Celestia to talk to her about a show." Spitfire said.
"Wow, cool," Dash said entranced by every word spoken by the pegasus, "I cant wait to take the test!"
"Oh there's no need for that." Spitfire said waving a hoof in the air, erasing imaginary plans.
"W-what?" Rainbow Dash asked, her ears dropping, she wasn't going to be a Wonderbolt.
"It wont be needed because you're in." Spitfire said smiling.
Rainbow Dash's cry was heard all through Canterlot.