Clay gave a loud yawn as he made his way down the stairs and entered the downstairs kitchen where Dash was busy making a rather large stack of pancakes.
“Hey sleepy head. I was wondering when you would get up.” Dash walked over with the plate balanced on her back and then slide it down her wing.
“These look great mom thanks!” Clay dug in taking large bites from the pancakes he had selected.
“Easy Clay! I know you’re still growing, but slow down!” Clay looked at her with shock.
“Is the all awesome Rainbow Dash actually telling me to slow down?”
“Hey I may be the fastest flyer in Equestria, but I’m still you’re mom.” Clay shrugged and continued eating “Hey when you’re finished there is somepony I want you to meet.” She said smiling.
“Who?” Clay asked.
“It’s a surprise.” She teased.
Clay finished his breakfast and followed his mother to Ponyville.
“Can’t you just tell me who it is?” Clay asked.
“Where is the fun in that?” Clay grumbled as he and his mother stopped at the Ponyville train station. No sooner had they gotten there, that they heard the train approach and then coming to a halt. As they waited the doors opened and ponies began to exit in droves, and then Clay saw among the sea of ponies was his Uncle Comet.
“Uncle Comet!” Clay shouted as he ran up excitedly.
“Hey champ!” Comet hugged Clay and then ruffled his mane “I told you I would be back.”
“I knew you would!” Clay replied happily.
“Nice to see you again Rainbow.”
“Nice to see you too Comet.” Dash replied grinning.
“So what did I miss while I was gone?” Comet asked.
“Well turns out Dinky and Sky are dating.”
“You’re kidding?” Clay shook his head.
“Nope. They started a while ago. They actually seem happy together believe it or not.”
“I don’t believe it! Anything else?” Comet replied.
"Oh, yeah! Firefly got accepted into the Wonderbolts. She starts training soon."
"Good. that filly deserves to be in the Wonderbolts." Comet said smiling.
“So do you have anything for me from Manehatten?” Clay asked.
“Well no, but I do have some news that might make you happy.”
“What?” Clay’s eyes had widened. Comet walked over to Rainbow Dash and stopped by her side.
“Clay…you’re mother and I talked before I left about what to do about this family situation and…well.” He looked to Rainbow.
“Comet's going to be your legal guardian Clay.” Clays jaw dropped.
“Really! You mean…I have a dad?”
“Well godfather really, but if you want then yes…I am your dad.” Clay looked at him uncertainly.
“Do…do you have to go back?”
“No Clay. I’m staying to help take care of you. I won’t be going back anytime soon.” Clay looked up at them and soon tears filled his eyes.
“Clay? Are you alright?” Comet asked panicking.
“My whole life…I’ve wanted to say mom and dad, but I couldn’t…and now…now I can…Uncle Comet.”
“Can I…can I call you dad…just once?” Comet smiled.
“You can call me dad whenever you want.” Clay pulled Dash and Comet in a tight hug as he sobbed.
“I love you…mom and dad.” They both stroked his mane.
“We love you too Clay.” Dash said kissing the top of his head. She looked to Comet and saw a single tear slide down his face.
“Come on…let’s go home.” He said drying his eye.
“Sure thing…dad.” The three ponies walked through the now filled streets of Ponyvile. This time as a real familly.