Flash turned the key, and the four of them entered their house. They all happily walked inside, pumped after their amazing Wonderbolts performance.
None of them, however, were as pumped as Rainbow Dash.
She had been the lead role of the show, and got to dazzle the crowd with her spectacular Sonic Rainboom.
“That was the best performance ever!” Blaze (their son) exclaimed.
“Yeah, I especially liked it when mom did her Buccaneer Blaze!” Starlight (their daughter) added.
Flash turned around and spoke. “Now now, settle down. It is way past your bedtime.” He mentioned.
“Yeah, but how can I sleep after all that’s happened?” Blaze asked.
“I can think of a way…” Flash said, pretending to go at Blaze threateningly.
Blaze laughed. “C’mon dad, stop it!” He giggled.
Rainbow spoke up. “It is late, and that performance was pretty tiring. We should all go hit the hay.”
Flash reeled back, closed his eyes, and sneezed a record five times. There was a short silence following.
“What, no ‘excuse you’, or ‘bless you’?” He asked.
“No, I guess not.” Starlight joked.
They both turned, and saw they were the only ones standing in the room. Rainbow and Blaze had already headed to bed.
“Well, I suppose we should head to bed as well.” Flash suggested, then coughed a few times.
“Are you sure you’re alright?” Starlight asked with concern.
“Yes, I’m fine.”
The next morning was silent even after Rainbow began to stir. She sat up and stretched, trying to rid herself of fatigue, as she had a day to attend to.
She decided to let Flash shower first, because he always complained about her using up all the hot water. She had no idea how Flash got running water in a cloud home a mile and a half above the ground, but she didn’t care.
Rainbow trudged over to the kitchen to grab a bite, and passed the front door. She noticed an envelope resting on the foyer underneath it.
Her curiosity peaked, she slowly walked over to the envelope, and picked it up.
It was impossible to miss that it was from Spitfire.
Rainbow’s eyes went wide, and she tore open the letter.
Inside, she read, “Dear Rainbow Dash and Thunder Flash, Both of your performances were amazing last night, as the rest of the audience voted. The rest of the Wonderbolts really appreciate your leadership during the show, and we wanted you guys to attend a huge party the rest of the gang is throwing! Your presence would mean a lot to us! -Spitfire”
The letter even had the address (which was the Wonderbolts training center) and the time of the party, which was tonight!
Rainbow’s day was made. This was one of the best things she had ever received!
She flew to their room excitedly, and shook Flash awake. After collecting reality, he stared up at her wearily.
“Dashie? What is it?” He asked. He sniffled a couple of times.
“I just got-“ She paused. “Wait, are you feeling alright?”
Flash sneezed, then sniffled a couple more times. “I don’t think so…”
Rainbow thought for a moment. “Wait here.” She said, then left the room.
“I don’t think I’m going anywhere anytime soon!” Flash called back.
A couple minutes later, Rainbow returned with a thermometer. She pulled Flash’s mouth open, and shoved it inside.
The mercury quickly rose to 101.6.
“Whoa…you have a serious fever.” Rainbow exclaimed.
Flash pulled the thermometer out of his mouth, and set it on the table next to him. He looked up to see Rainbow looking down, disappointed.
“What’s wrong?” He asked.
“Well, I got an invitation to a big Wonderbolts party, but it turns out you can’t come.” She explained.
Flash looked sympathetic. “Don’t let my absence alter your good time. I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun with Spitfire, Soarin, and everypony else!” He said with confidence. He coughed a few more times.
“I’ll see if I can.” Rainbow responded.
Rainbow sat in the living room, flipping through TV channels. Blaze was in the room with her, so she couldn’t watch her favorite shows, like Family Colt or Equestrian Dad.
She couldn’t keep her eyes from the wall clock. The party was at 6:30, roughly. That was in twenty minutes.
The party she was going to was her favorite kind; the kind she liked to call “Pinkie Pie Style.” It was the exact opposite of formal, and a lot of alcohol was involved.
Flash was right, she was going to have a good time. She was planning on getting so drunk, she wouldn’t be able to fly home.
Just then, she remembered something. She walked over to their room to ask Flash something.
When she opened the door, she observed Flash playing Minecraft on their Xbox.
Flash paused the game. “What is it?”
“I don’t know what kind of games they’ll be playing at the party, so I need your consent.”
Flash smiled. “Yeah, it’s fine by me.”
“I’m talking ANY game. Some of them might violate the vows we made a while back on the altar, if you know what I mean.” Rainbow asked uncertainly.
This time Flash laughed, forcing him to cough some more. “I want you to have the best time you can. I told you, I’m okay with it!” He replied.
Rainbow smiled. “Okay, thanks.” She walked out and slowly closed the door behind her, leaving Flash to resume his game.
-The Wonderbolts Training Ground, time of the party-
Rainbow flew down and touched down on the cloud surface in front of the training center. She breathed a heavy sigh, and pushed open the doors.
She was immediately flooded with loud dance music, and the laughs of other ponies.
She approached the front desk to find a well-adjusted mare sitting on the other side. She looked up at her.
“Mrs. Rainbow Dash?” She asked.
“Just Rainbow Dash is fine.” Rainbow responded.
The mare did a couple of things on her computer, then said, “Okay, you’re all set. Have a good time!”
Rainbow thanked her, then walked out to where the actual party was taking place.
It wasn’t long before she had a crowd of fans surrounding her, asking her a bunch of questions, and for autographs.
Rainbow Dash was loving all the attention. She began humoring her new followers, signing autographs and striking poses.
Once she had a moment to breathe, she looked around at the entertainment.
There were a lot of adult games. Really adult games.
The first thing that caught her eye was the refreshments table. She trotted over to the table, grabbed a bottle of apple beer, and headed over to play Spin the Bottle.
This was going to be one hell of a night.
Flash lied in the warm, welcoming confinements of his bed, looking around the room absent-mindedly.
“Gee, I hope Rainbow is enjoying herself, because I’m not!” He joked to himself. He reeled back, and sneezed.
A couple minutes later, Blaze entered the room. “Hey dad? Can I get something from the freezer?” He asked.
“That depends. What are you getting?” Flash responded.
“Just an ice cream cup.” Blaze answered.
“Okay, fine. But just one! I don’t want to see anything like what happened a couple weeks ago!” Flash warned.
“Oh c’mon dad, everyone knows you can’t throw up twice in one month.”
“That’s what you think. Your mom went through that when she was pregnant with you two so long ago.”
“I already know why, and how that stuff works.” Blaze said.
“Oh really? Tell me.”
There was twenty seconds of the purest awkwardness as there lay an intense silence across the room. “I’m going to go get my ice cream…”
As the night wore on, Rainbow had more and more to drink. Eventually, she wasn’t able to keep her balance anymore.
She currently lay over the toilet bowl, waiting for the next round of nausea as she conversed with some other Wonderbolts.
Ponies came and went, and the party seemed like it would never end.
Somewhere around 2:00 AM, however, the party started to die down until only the fellow Wonderbolts were present.
Rainbow Dash was literally asleep hanging over the toilet bowl as the remaining ponies started to clean up the training center. Suddenly, she was shaken awake by someone else.
She gazed up at them, and waited for the fog to clear in her vision. Once she could see clearly, she could make out Soarin standing over her. He also appeared to be highly intoxicated.
“Hey Rainbow, that was (hic!) an amazing party, wouldn’t you say?”
Rainbow’s eyes wandered, as she couldn’t stay focused. “Heheh…yeah…” She mumbled.
“Hey listen……would you perhaps…like to come over to my place after this and see a REAL party?” Soarin seductively asked.
Something tugged at Rainbow Dash. Something nasty told her this was a horrible idea, and would be unloyal to Thunder Flash and her family. Somehow, this was an EXTREMELY bad idea.
To be Continued…
I bet you’re glad I published two chapters, huh? I also felt intoxicated while writing this. I don’t know how long this story is going to be, but I have a solid storyline going, so chapters should be frequent. If you read this and got confused, you should probably read the first two stories, Bad Luck and A Wish in Reality. Hope you enjoyed!