"H-how do you know my name?" Rainbow Dash asked, "and how am I your friend? I've never met you!"
"Rainbow Dash, calm down and follow me. We don't have much time." the stallion said to her.
"I'm not going anywhere until I get some answers here! Who are you, where did you come from, and how do you know my name if I've never met you?!" Rainbow Dash angrily yelled to the light brown earth pony.
"I will explain it all to you soon," the stallion said while staring his azure eyes into the hot pink eyes of his subject, "I just need you to follow me."
Fazed by the blue eyes of the stallion, almost mesmerized by his stare, Rainbow stammered out, "O-ok. I'll come with you."
"RAINBOW DAAASH!" screamed a familarly happy voice. Bouncing in, Pinkie Pie came to see Rainbow Dash with the stallion. "WE'RE ABOUT TO PLAY HANGPONY--who's your new friend, Dashie?!", Pinkie said.
"Pinkie Pie, I kinda need some time alone." Rainbow Dash said to her hyperactive pink friend, motioning to the door.
"Okey dokey loki! Heehee, have fun with your new friend, Dashie!" Pinkie said with her normal excited tone.
"Alright, mister uh...?" Rainbow Dash pondered the name of this stallion.
"Miss Dash, you may refer to me as Whooves. Doctor Whooves," the stallion started as he walked with his pegasus partner, as Rainbow Dash followed.
"I usually go by an urban name from knowledgable ponies as 'The Time Lord'. This is my assistant, Derpy Hooves, the mailmare of Equestria."
"Hello! It's nice to meet you, Rainbow Dash!" the blonde maned pegasus said in a happy-go-lucky voice. She had a bunch of bubbles on her flank, representing her cutie mark.
"Uh, hi, Derpy...it's nice to meet you and uh, look I'm gonna be blunt, but seriously, what is up with your eyes? One's lookin' up and the other's lookin' to the right. It's barely noticable, but in an obvious way. No offense!"
"I have a lazy eye, and none taken." Derpy said in a nonchalant voice.
"Now that we have the formalities out of the way, I'd like to explain something to you. But before we do, it's late. I suppose we should wait until tomorrow to explain. Ok, Rainbow Dash?"
"Somehow, I feel like I can trust you." Rainbow Dash said honestly. She had no idea what was happening, maybe she still been hallucinating from partying hard enough. But somehow, she knew this was real.
"Then I shall see you at your house. Goodbye for now." Dr. Whooves said before teleporting away with Derpy in his pay phone.
"Wait! I still have questions--!" Rainbow Dash yelled, before the whine of the teleport of the pay phone had cut her off. She caught a glimse of the stallion's cutie mark, an hourglass.
"Oh pony, I need Twilight's help." she said to herself before trotting back to Twilight's house, which doubled as the Ponyville Library. As she came to the porch, she worriedly mashed her hoof on the doorbell of the house, her hoof nearly turning as red as the flushed cheeks on her face.
"Oh what the hay is going on? I'm in the middle of studying! This had better be important!" the purple unicorn said to the visitor before opening the door, and quickly got out of the way for Rainbow Dash to practically crash into the library in a hurry. She had a few strands of rainbow hairs sticking out of her already messy mane.
"Twilight, I need a book about somepony called 'The Time Lord'! Rainbow Dash said quickly. Her worried voice told Twilight she was serious about something.
"OH, you mean 'The Time Lord and the Derp'? I have the original copy right here. You can read it, but please be careful with it!" she requested to Rainbow.
"Great, I will, thank you!" Rainbow Dash practically spoke in hyperspeed as she quickly dashed out of the library in a rush.
"Sheesh, what is up with Rainbow? First she comes here like she got mugged in an alley or something. Ugh, where's the Mare-Do-Well when you need her?" she said in a sarcastic tone. She had remembered that day a few weeks ago when her, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy all joined together to prevent Rainbow Dash from becoming a Trixie-style braggart.
Rainbow Dash was sitting in her cloud bed with a cup of cider and the ancient book in her hooves, as she began her book. "The Time Lord: Often goes by Dr. Whooves. Him and his assistant were known as 'The Time-Traveling Duo'. For multiple decades, Whooves has been crossing the time stream to various time points, searching for a new assistant. Wherever the Doctor goes, he can change his form at will, once becoming a pegasus to partake in a cloud kicking contest, to a unicorn to help raise the Sun back in the founding of Equestria. It was only a few decades ago, that he had found his new assistant. Mysteriously, all traces of Doctor Whooves have disappeared off the face of Equestria. He is presumed to be deceased. Whomever Dr. Whooves was, he is thought by many to be an old mare's tale. In fond memory of Doctor Whooves, ????-2012." These words were just enough to send lightning bolt chills down Rainbow Dash's spine. With a shudder, after about 45 minutes of skimming through important parts of the book, she finally closed Twilight's book.
"W-whoa. Dear filly Celestia, I can't handle this." Rainbow Dash quickly put the book aside to return to Twilight at a later time, and she was now about to turn on her tv to a new episode of Daring Do: The Series. The show has long been over, but due to popular demand, it managed to stay on the air in reruns. But to Rainbow Dash, if she hasn't seen the an episode, it's new to her. All she could see was static now.
"Awww horseapples! My cable must be out!" How Rainbow could have cable in a cloud house was beyond her, but she inferred her tv was powered by the lightning rod on her roof. She flew to the top of her house and straightened out her lightning rod, putting it in place to hear the Daring Do theme song play.
"Aw yeah, thank you Luna!" Rainbow Dash praised to the night sky, but her celebration was cut short by an unfamilar voice she had heard about an hour ago.
"Miss Rainbow Dash, it's time to talk." Whooves said, alarming Rainbow enough for her wings to freeze up in fear as she landed on all fours to the ground.
"A-are you, D-Dr. Whooves?" Rainbow Dash said with a wavering voice. "The T-Time Lord? The Time Lord from the ancient book, from decades ago?" A look of both surprise and relief washed over Whooves face.
"Finally, somepony knows of my existance. Rainbow Dash, I am that Time Lord. I am that Dr. Whooves. But I am certainly not deceased. I was born in 1902, until I had an accient in 1952, which caused me to become immortal. Since then, I have aimlessly traveled through time, correcting past mistakes in the Equestrian History."
"But...this is impossible! It says you died in this year, 2012, that you traveled through time for decades! How are you still alive?!" Rainbow Dash asked, a bit frightened.
The Time Lord began his lecture, "I had originally been born in 1902, where starting in 1932, I was fascinated in time travel, so I dedicated 20 years of my life to making a time machine, however, a certain individual hindered my progress, causing an accident to send me into the time stream itself, where for eons itself, I began to learn about the time and space continuum, allowing me to go back the present. I had actually spent an entire week in real time. For almost 50 years, I had spent those 5 decades correcting the past, but for each time period I went through, I've actually existed for 60,000,000 years. When I found Derpy as an assistant, we became 'The Time Traveling Duo', until I had decided to go on hiatus for a while. With my sudden decline of activity, people all over the eons have assumed I have passed away, and that book you've read is in fact written over 20 thousand years ago. Do you understand?"
"Somehow, I do! But why come for me? What purpose do I serve?" Rainbow Dash asked anxiously.
"Miss Dash, I'm afraid that somewhere in my travels, I discovered a horrible apocalypse. It seems that in an unknown point in your life, that one moment will ultimately befall the destruction of Equestria!" Whooves explained.
The cyan mare's jaw dropped, she had thought this was all a dream, but after seeing Whooves teleport to her before his eyes, she was ready to believe anything. "But...why me?! What can I do?!" she asked with wild anxiety.
"Come with us. Please. With you by our side, we can all fix this period of time. If we succeed, the doomsday future will never exist, and Equestria will survive." Whooves said hopefully.
"Um...alright. First let me write a note. I have no idea how long I'd be gone for." Rainbow Dash quickly flew to her bedside table to write her note, but in her rush, she had made the note look as if she was bleeding out while doing so. When she returned, she now had eyes full of hot pink steeley resolve.
"Alright, Whooves, Derpy, let's...do this!" Rainbow said in her most serious tone.
As all 3 ponies stepped into the pay phone, they had realized Derpy had accidently pressed the button saying 'Random'.
"DERPY, NOOO!" Rainbow Dash and Dr. Whooves both yelled out in alarm. Derpy then turned her head to them in confusion, her crossed eyes implying she had just done something stupid.
Suddenly, the pay phone had disappeared with a flash and puff of smoke, with the time trio descending into an unknown period of time. However, this was just the beginning of their new journey...