Something terrible has happened. Sweetie Belle and I went to the Summer Sun Celebration together and a giant, scary pony named Nightmare Moon threatened to make it night forever! Sweetie Belle and I huddled together with a yellow pony wearing a bow in her mane, we were so scared. Nopony said anything, and we don't know who she was.
After this Twilight Sparkle pony (the stuck up one from the other day) jumped forward and explained what was happening, she, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Applejack all took off toward the Everfree Forest. I don't know why they would be crazy enough to go in there. I hope they fix things though.
It's still dark out. Maybe that creepy Nightmare Moon pony was serious. I hope the sun comes back, I like the sun. It reminds me of all the fun times I had with my parents at the park, or in the yard, or... well... I just miss my parents so much.
Sweetie Belle and I are going to stay together at Rarity's house and wait for her to come home. Somehow I feel like we won't be having school while all this is going on.
Still no sign of Rarity. Sweetie Belle is getting worried. She asked me if my parents would worry about me not coming home. I told her they wouldn't. They can't really worry about anything anymore. (I didn't tell her that.) I hope Auntie Raincloud is okay. She probably doesn't even know what's going on, unless she came to see the celebration. I didn't see her, though.
I'm starting to wonder what is going to happen as far as this all goes. What will we do if it is never daytime again? What will happen if Rarity doesn't come home? I don't know what Sweetie Bell would do if she didn't have her sister. Would she be okay? I don't want her to feel like I have...
I've been comforting Sweetie Belle for a while now. She's very worried about her sister. I had to stop her from crying, she was going to make herself sick. I understand why she's worried. I mean, I know what it's like to lose a family member, and if something goes wrong... well... I hope it doesn't.
I'm going to stop writing in here for a while. Sweetie Belle was wondering what I was doing. I don't want her to read this and find out about what's happened with me. Until this gets all sorted out (if it does) I'm not going to be writing anything in here.
Sweetie Belle fell asleep. I'm just going to say it's been a day or so now and still no sunlight. I hope Rarity is okay.
Finally! I woke up after falling asleep on the floor, myself, and the sun is up in the sky again! Rarity is home and took Sweetie Belle for something to eat. She offered for me to come along, but I feel like they need some time together. If I still had family I'd want to be together with just them after an adventure like Rarity and her friends had.
I ran into Miss Cheerilee today. She asked me if I was okay after everything that happened. At first I didn't know how to react. I thought she meant about Mama and Papa. I didn't know how to respond. Finally, I figured out she meant the Summer Sun situation. I told her I was fine. She asked me if something was wrong. I didn't know how to answer. She finally told me that if there was anything she could do, to tell her and she would help.
Miss Cheerilee is such a nice pony. She's a great teacher and she is always so kind. She's noticed I don't bring anything for lunch and has been sneaking me food in the morning. She says she doesn't know why I don't bring food, but that I need to eat to stay healthy. She doesn't know how much I appreciate it. She did tell me, though, that my parents need to come in, soon, or she would have to come home with me one day and wait for them. I'm starting to worry about what is going to happen, I'm running out of ideas!
Sweetie Belle and Rarity are back home, and Sweetie Belle said I can stay with her tonight! I haven't been able to sleep inside in weeks. I'm so excited to get to spend more time with her, especially now that she's not all upset. She said we can plan different ways to get our cutie marks, it's going to be so fun!
This unicorn who calls herself "The Great and Powerful Trixie" came to town and was bragging all about her magical powers. Lots of ponies thought she was a snobby high horse.
While she was in town, Snips and his friend Snails fell in love with her, and followed her everywhere.
I don't see what the big deal is, she's just some fancy pants unicorn. They say she defeated an ursa major. I don't think so. Those things are giant! I remember when I was little, Mom and Dad took me to see one they were shipping on a boat to be released somewhere else. It smashed a bunch of houses on the edge of town. It was about as big as some of the boats on the dock.
Those two stupid colts lured an ursa minor into town! What were they thinking? Luckily, Twilight Sparkle protected everypony. We could have had a big problem.
Still no luck on the cutie mark. I had to tell Sweetie Belle that she is not "no good at anything" like she seems to think. It is upsetting to know that nopony else in the class still has a blank flank, but we're just still full of potential, I keep telling her.
We're going to keep trying. Whichever of us gets our mark, first, promises not to pick on the other for being the last one in the class. I never would, but I'm glad to know that she would treat me the same way. I'll definitely be happy for her if she gets her mark, but I really do want mine, soon. I hope it would make my parents proud.
I wrote another note to Miss Cheerilee today, I need to get myself some more time and figure out what to do. If she finds out, I'm going to be in huge trouble.
I also ran into Rainbow Dash, today. I still haven't built up the nerve to ask her to teach me to fly. The only two other pegasi I've really met are Fluttershy, who I still can't tell if she doesn't like me, and our goofy mailmare. The mailmare is so clumsy. I don't know if it would even do me any good to ask her. She has funny eyes, but she seems very nice. Apparently she has a daughter in our class named Dinky. I haven't met her, but I'll keep an eye out for her this week.
I saved up a bunch of money I've found and finally was able to buy a new scooter. I forgot my old one at my house. I can still push myself around on it. I may not be able to fly yet, but at least these wings are good for something. Sweetie Belle thinks it's so neat that I can get around on a scooter without using my hooves. I guess so, but it's not really that different in the end.
The other day I woke up and town was empty. I found Sweetie Belle in Rarity's shop alone. It was really weird. Rarity told us when she finally got home that there's somepony called a zebra by the name of Zakura Zecora that lives in the Everfree Forest. Everypony used to be scared of her until someone found out she was nice. I don't know why anyone would just be scared of somepony. What makes her so scary?
Dinky Hooves is a nice little unicorn. She seems a bit less clumsy than her mother. I don't know if I will hang out with her or not, but I definitely don't dislike her.
Diamond Tiara invited everyone in the class to her cute-ceañera party. Rarity tells Sweetie Belle and me that it's because she is a nice pony who wants everypony to enjoy her special moment. We know the truth. She just wants to boast in front of everypony how "special" she is. She drives me crazy. I can't wait until I get my cutie mark and it's way cooler than hers.
Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara were picking on a filly named Apple Bloom today. At least it wasn't us, but Sweetie Belle and I are not the only two without a cutie mark. I feel bad for poor Apple Bloom. I am guessing that she's the filly who is Granny Smith's grandfilly.
[Drawing of Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara in a circle that has been crossed out.]
Haha! Sweetie Belle and I totally screwed up Diamond Tiara's cute-ceañera party. It felt good. We finally had a chance to show her and Silver Spoon a taste of their own medicine! Apple Bloom has joined Sweetie Belle and me, we're going by the Cutie Mark Crusaders! We're going to get our marks together! It's going to be so awesome!
Apple Bloom is a really nice pony. I feel like I've seen her before. Anyway, she's part of the Apple family, like I thought. She invited Sweetie Belle and me over to hang out. I'm sort of nervous. I don't want Granny Smith to find out I ran away from home and tell my aunt.
I talked with Apple Bloom after school the other day. I asked her about her family. She said she lived with her sister and brother and grandma. I asked here why she didn't live with her parents, she said her parents died when she was very young. I almost started crying. I didn't know that her parents were gone, too!
I didn't tell her I already knew her grandma. I still don't want to get in trouble. I knew she had a sister, but I didn't know she had a brother. Maybe that's the pony who almost found me the other day. I guess that makes sense. I thought it was her dad or something, though. I hope that he didn't see me! I don't want to get in trouble! [Drawing of Scootaloo with an unhappy face with the word "nervous" under it]
Even though I didn't want her to, Apple Bloom introduced me to Granny Smith yesterday. What was I going to say? I couldn't tell her no. I was so nervous. However, it turns out Granny Smith can't remember anything for more than a few minutes. I don't know how she's so good at cooking. How can she remember the recipes if she can't remember anypony's name?
Miss Cheerilee told me that she was worried about me, since my parents still hadn't shown up. She said she has given my parents more than enough time, and that they need to meet with her soon. I didn't know what to say, she asked if I was okay, and if I understood, I nodded and ran off. I don't want to lie, but I don't want to be sent home. I need to figure something out.
Sweetie Belle and I went with Apple Bloom to help Granny Smith cook. I got to try some apple tarts and apple fritters. They were so good. I may help them cook more often. I'll be able to have something to eat that way. Sweetie Belle ended up covered in flower. It didn't really change her coat's color, but her mane was all white. It was pretty funny. She got upset, though. Apple Bloom and I had to persuade her that she can do things alright, it was just a mistake.
Sweetie Belle is so nice and always means well, she just happens to be a bit clumsy. I really wish she'd stop being so hard on herself. She's my first and closest friend in town. She's my only friend in town other than Apple Bloom (well, and Twist, I guess, though she's still so nerdy, I feel like I'm more likely to be picked on by Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon when she talks to me).
We're staying with Sweetie Belle at Rarity's tonight! This week is going to be the week for sure! We're definitely going to get our cutie marks. It's going to be awesome! I wonder what it'll be!
Change of plans, apparently we're going with Fluttershy! Fluttershy really is a very nice pony, she just is very... well, shy. Sweetie Belle made us these cool capes. She got in big trouble, though. We almost didn't get to sleep over, because she used Rarity's nice silk and Rarity had to make more.
Rarity had the nerve to call all three of us "a problem!" She is so mean to all of us. She is nice every once in a while, but she usually just tells Sweetie Belle how much she's in the way. It's really annoying, and poor Sweetie Belle gets so upset.
We got into big trouble last night in the Everfree Forest. We went to rescue one of Fluttershy's chickens and almost got attacked by a cockatrice. Luckily, Fluttershy saved us all! It was so cool! She stared down the cockatrice! She survived being turned to stone! It was amazing!
I ran into Applejack and Apple Bloom today in town. She asked me how I was and called me sugar cube a bunch of times. I told her I was fine and we talked for a while.
Applejack seems really nice. She seems to be very close to her sister. Apple Bloom said they spend a lot of time together, kind of like my parents did with me. I had to stop myself from crying when she said that. She asked what was wrong, I told her "nothing."
They invited me to the house this evening. I can't wait. I love going to the Apples' house, there's always a lot of good stuff to eat. [Drawing of a pie.]
I left early. I thought I saw a pony who looked like Auntie Raincloud through the window and couldn't stop worrying that she'd come and find me.
When I got there, Sweetie Belle, Applejack and Apple Bloom were waiting for me. She brought us on a long walk, eventually showing us to... what was left of her clubhouse. She let us have it, which was nice and all, but it was falling to pieces. It's going to take a lot of work to make it into anything we can actually use.
Before I left, I met Big Macintosh. He eyed me like he didn't trust me. I think he did see me that night at the gazebo. I hope he isn't mad. I didn't mean to steal all those apples. I was hungry. And they were the ones he left behind! I didn't do anything wrong, did I?
I had to come clean to Apple Bloom. She said that after I left a pegasus named Raincloud visited the house. She talked to Granny Smith for a long time. After the others left, Auntie Raincloud told Granny Smith and Apple Bloom that she had been missing me for weeks now and she was very worried.
I told Apple Bloom not to tell anypony what I told her. She was really upset that she couldn't tell my aunt that I was in Ponyville, but promised not to tell. She started bringing lunch to school for me. I don't know how to thank her. She's so nice.
I should have asked her to help me with Miss Cheerilee.
Auntie Raincloud is getting older, and she hasn't been able to travel very much lately, Apple Bloom said. I feel bad for her... I just can't go back there. I hope she is okay... when I saw her, part of me wanted to give her a big hug and tell her I was fine... but I didn't want to go back to Port Mane... so I left in case it was her, and it was...
Apple Bloom says that Auntie Raincloud has been terribly worried, and didn't think I would've gone out of Port Mane, but she had no luck searching inside the town.
The clubhouse looks fantastic. Apple Bloom did a great job. I've started offering to stay late and clean up every evening, and then sleeping up there. Apple Bloom seems to know why I'm staying late, because she brought up blankets and pillows the other day.
[Small drawing of the treehouse fills the rest of the page. Underneath it is the label "new home".]
Got covered in taffy today. Learned we are not cut out for hair styling. We're not psychic. Tried on mountain climbing. No go. Got chased by a squid. We're also not librarians.
However, we did learn that there's a talent show going on at the school. We got six wooden planks, a 4x8 of plywood, a box of nails, four cans of paint, four brushes, some cloth materials, a fan, and a book titled Ghosts, Goblins and Ghoulish Figures. We're going to do an awesome song.
[Doodle of a microphone in the margins.] I'm doing the singing, it's going to be awesome. Writing lyrics is really tough, though (I keep writing about food). I don't know if Apple Bloom is cut out for the choreography, she's not the best on her feet. Sweetie Belle keeps losing all the fabric. It keeps rolling all over the place, and she made an outfit with five legs, which was really weird. All the backgrounds are brown. I think we'll be fine, though. We left Applejack speechless.
We're going on next. I am getting ready to go on really soon!
[Drawing of the jester hat medal.] We won best comedy act! We were really worried that we weren't going to win anything. We may have looked absolutely silly on stage, but at least we made everypony laugh. No cutie marks, though. Rainbow Dash came to see us and stayed after to congratulate me! It was so exciting! I still didn't build up the nerve to ask her if she could teach me to fly...
Miss Cheerilee pulled me aside and told me that my parents have one week to talk with her before she has to talk to somepony about my living situation. She said that she has had to wait a few months to talk to parents, before, especially if they are like Diamond Tiara's parents, and can be out of town for months on business. She told me that this is the longest she has ever had to wait, other than that, before, though. I'm pretty nervous about this. I'm going to be sent back to that house. I can't handle that, what will I do?
I'm trying to figure out what to do about Miss Cheerilee at the clubhouse. The clubhouse is really [text cuts off here.]
I've really liked staying in the clubhouse the past couple days. However, I probably am going to have to go back home, again. [Doodle of a crying pony.]
Applejack found me writing in here in the clubhouse late last night. She told me that she would walk me to my house, that it was too late to be going home alone. I ended up telling her what was going on, that I was living in the clubhouse, and that I ran away from home a little over a month ago.
Applejack brought me to the house and wrote a letter to Auntie Raincloud. She said she is sending it first thing in the morning. I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't want to leave Ponyville. My two best friends are here. Besides, I can't go live in that house again! It reminds me too much of Mama and Papa. I would have to start everything over, and always be remembering my parents... I don't know what I'm going to do.
Auntie Raincloud came into town as quickly as she could. She came and give me a hug and said she was so worried. I told her I couldn't go back home, that I couldn't go back to that house. She told me that that was okay... I didn't have any idea what she meant.
She told me she was planning to move to Ponyville anyway. It turns out she said she was getting to old to travel back and forth from town to visit her closest living friend, or buy some of her groceries. She said she was planning to sell the house when she got the letter. I'm upset by that, though. I don't want to go back, but I don't want to lose the house either. All my family's memories are in that house!
[A small drawing of Scootaloo's house as best as she remembers it fills most of the rest of the page, under it is a label of "Mama's and Papa's and my home."]
I just hope whoever buys it takes really good care of it.
Auntie Raincloud found a house not too far from Sweet Apple Acres. I'm staying with her again. I love my aunt, I really did miss her. I just couldn't go back there. She did give me something that will always remind me of my parents, but it makes me both happy and sad: I got a locket with a picture of my parents in it. I leave it on my dresser and look at it every night before I go to bed. Sometimes it makes me cry, other days it makes me happy to see their faces again.
She also saved my old scooter. She said it was something she always remembered me by. She let me have it once I moved back in. I have my one I bought, still. I think I'll keep it at the clubhouse, in case we need to move something around. It wasn't nearly as good anyway. Besides, I can't get rid of my old one. Mama and Papa got it for me! I'm very happy that Auntie Raincloud saved it! The day I left I wish I had brought it with me... but now I have it again!
The other day Rarity got kidnapped by some stupid dogs looking for gemstones. She managed to protect herself and get out alright, though. Sweetie Belle and I found out from Twilight Sparkle. Spike kept muttering something about it being his turn to be the hero. He has some weird obsession with Rarity. Twilight is a lot nicer, now that I've met her a few times, I shouldn't have called her stuck up when I first saw her, I take it back.
Today, Applejack is headed by train to deliver a fully grown tree she has named "Bloomberg". It is the strangest thing I have seen in a long time. Anyway, Auntie Raincloud also invited Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle to stay the night tonight. Sweetie Belle found out I had been staying alone the whole time I knew her and was really upset. She keeps blaming herself. It wasn't her fault! I didn't want her to know. I don't want her sad, that makes me sad. [Small drawing of a sad pony labeled "guilt isn't fun"]
Miss Cheerilee came to meet Auntie Raincloud. She learned everything that was going on and gave me a big hug. I almost started crying. She also told Auntie Raincloud very nice things about me and said I was "a good friend to Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom," which I was very happy to hear. She also said I had a habit of not paying attention and falling asleep in class. I really do like Miss Cheerilee, but school is so boring. [Drawing of Scootaloo giving a raspberry, with the words "school is boring" repeated below.]
Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom are here. [In two different styles of hoofwriting are the words "Cutie Mark Crusaders forever!" and "Scootaloo is cool!"] We're going to be spending the evening figuring out what to do to get our cutie marks. We just know this week is going to be the week!
We're doing a zip line (whatever that is) this afternoon. Spike says they're really fun. I hope it goes well, it seems simple to build.
That didn't work well. We decided on a different idea (and then got all the tree sap off of us from when we discovered zip lining wasn't for us.) We're going to go find Rainbow Dash and see how she got her cutie mark. Maybe that will be a good place to start (and maybe I'll be able to ask her to teach me to fly, finally! Auntie Raincloud is way too old to teach me how to fly.)
That was exhausting. We spent ALL day finding out EVERYPONY'S cutie mark story except Rainbow Dash's. We finally found her after everypony else. I had never been happier to sit and listen to somepony tell me a story (well, except when my parents used to tell me stories back when I was a very little filly.)
Rainbow Dash is the only pony in history ever able to do a Sonic Rainboom! She's done it TWICE! That is so cool! One day I want to be just like her! [Small drawing of Rainbow Dash labeled "So awesome!"] I've been exercising my wings. I still can't lift myself off the ground, but I can go really fast on my scooter.
Aww! I forgot to ask Rainbow Dash to teach me how to fly! [Little doodle of Scootaloo sighing.]
Winter Wrap-Up was really fun. I got to help Sweetie Belle and the mailmare's filly, Dinky Hooves, wake up animals for spring. We almost didn't get done in time, but Twilight Sparkle managed to organize everypony and get things done on time for what the mayor says is the first time in a while.
Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle are staying with me again, tonight. This week is going to be the week, we just know it! We're going to get our cutie marks for sure! We're making a big list of everything we can think of and we're going to do them all, one by one! If that doesn't work, nothing will!
Applejack is planning a surprise party for Pinkie Pie! She said it's just for her and her friends. Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and I want cake, too! We're going to sneak into the barn after everypony's gotten to partying and get some cake. The Cakes made it so we know it's going to be absolutely delicious!
The party was fun and all, but I kept getting chomped on by an alligator with no teeth. It was very strange. The cake was really good, though. Applejack wasn't even mad at us. I think she just didn't want us to ruin the surprise. Why does nopony think we can do anything right? Is that why we don't have our cutie marks? Do we just mess everything up? Sometimes I feel like I do, but the others don't seem to be doing anything wrong to me...
In about a week is the Grand Galloping Gala. Rarity and Applejack are both going, and since Sweetie Belle won't have anypony to watch her, the Cutie Mark Crusaders will be having another sleep over again! I can't wait!
Miss Cheerilee suggested I try to get my cutie mark by doing something with my scooter. I don't know about that, though. What, would I just have a scooter on my flank? I don't think that seems like that would work... Besides, I've been using my scooter for years! Wouldn't I already have it, by now?
This week is the week for sure! We're definitely going to get our cutie marks! We have the list all made and we're going to start going through the ideas. It's going to be great! [Little drawing of a heart with the letters "CMC" inside, with the words "Best friends forever!" underneath.]
We had to cancel the sleep over... Auntie Raincloud is sick. Apple Bloom is going to get Big Mac and we're going to try and get Auntie Raincloud to the hospital. She seemed just fine! Well, she had been coughing, but she's old, that's not unusual... I hope she's okay.
I'm sitting in the hospital. I hate hospitals. Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom are here with me. Auntie Raincloud is not looking good at all. I can't lose Auntie Raincloud! She has to get better!
Big Mac took Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom and said I needed to spend time with Auntie Raincloud, just her and me. He looked very worried when he left. I hope things are okay. I hope Auntie Raincloud is okay...
[The page looks heavily tear stained and smudged. Some of the writing is scribbled out as if Scootaloo was having trouble writing very well.] Auntie Raincloud... Auntie Raincloud... dipassed away this early morning early. I did get to say goodbye, but I didn't want to. I finally did, because if this was going to be my onlylast chance, I didn't want to do the same thing that happened with Mama and Papa.
I didn't ever really write any stories about Auntie Raincloud in here yet... Auntie Raincloud was a sweet mare. She was always there to take care of me when Mama and Papa would go out to spend the evening together. I spent probably almost as much time with her as I did with Mama and Papa. She was my foalsitter when I was really young.
There was one time where she took me to Canterlot for a few days. We got to go through the castle! She said she had attended two of the Grand Galloping Galas as a younger pony. She knew several ponies in Canterlot. We got to stay in a really nice room. She went with just me. It was a special trip she planned just for us. It was a great few days. We got to see some very fancy stores and she bought me a snowglobe with Canterlot Castle in it.
I had to go to this will reading thing. Auntie Raincloud gave me the snowglobe I had left back at the old house. I put it on the dresser with my locket. I don't know what I'm going to do, though. Where am I going to stay? I can't live alone in this house!
Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash came to visit me at the house and both gave me a big hug. Fluttershy offered for me to stay with her until everything got sorted out. I packed up my stuff and I am living with her right now. Her new friend, Shooting Star, has been visiting us quite a bit lately, both to spend time with Fluttershy, and to see how I was doing. Shooting Star met Fluttershy a couple of weeks ago, and he's very nice, I don't know much else about him. He's been trying to cheer me up all day. The two of them spent a long time talking to me and telling me things were going to be okay.
How can they, though? How can anything be okay? I lost Mama and Papa, and now Auntie Raincloud! Maybe I'm just supposed to be alone. Shooting Star told me that things will work out, that I'll be okay, and that Auntie Raincloud loved me, that she just got sick. I know she didn't leave me on purpose. She wouldn't do that, would she? She loved me! I loved her, too.