“Let’s get her to bed,” whispered Princess Celestia to Fluttershy. The two were in Rainbow Dash’s cloud castle, gently resting her in her bed. It was nighttime, and it would soon be time for Celestia to raise the sun again. Outside of Rainbow’s cloud castle hovered the pink balloon that the other four ponies sat in, watching their friend finally being returned home. Twilight Sparkle let out a sigh of relief.
“I really thought that man who watched Rainbow was going to put up more of a fight, especially after we heard about how he cared for her so much.” She whispered. She looked back at her three friends that were in the balloon. They were all clearly tired and wanted rest.
“He just wanted what was best for his little...uh...Dashie,” Applejack muttered.
“Oh...that poor man, was this really right of us? I mean, yes, she is our friend too, but that man was alone in his world without Dashie. We have each other, five of us! They had each other only!” Pinkie Pie moped.
“Well of course this is what’s best, darling. Rainbow Dash was not meant for that world, she was meant for ours,” Rarity chimed in, ever so quickly to defer any bad ideas about losing her friends.
“Ok girls, Rainbow is asleep, she should be as good as new tomorrow. I’ll swing by again to check later,” Sighed the Princess. “Fluttershy? Would you mind staying here for the night to make sure nothing bad happens?” She asked politely.
“Oh, uh...sure, I would love to spend the night with Rainbow.” Blushed Fluttershy, her voice ever so quiet.
“Twilight? I would hate to trouble you more, but I have an assignment for you. I would like you to research this phenomenon and tell me what you discover. This has never happened before and I want to know all about it.” The Princess glanced at her pupil.
“Will do, princess, you can count on me,” said a confident Twilight.
“Oh my head...” moaned a disgruntled Rainbow Dash. She kept her eyes closed and ran her hoof up to her throbbing forehead. Reaching around herself, she searched for her bedside table. She bumped a glass of water, which she quickly drank down. She didn't even bother to open her eyes due to the sunlight, and she wrapped herself up in the blanket she had on her, and dozed back off. Fluttershy hovered in the doorway, considering waking up her pegasus friend, but she thought better of it, and let her doze off.
“I’ll just make her some breakfast, which would be nice wouldn’t it?” Fluttershy asks herself. “I think it would.” She smiled and headed on her way. About a half hour later, Rainbow Dash woke up again to the smell of cooking. At first it smelled amazing, until she opened her eyes. This wasn’t her room. Where were her posters? Where was her comfy mattress? She started to breathe really fast. Where was she? She tried to calm herself, and it was working because she thought she heard Dad coming to see her, until a flying figure was floating in the door way.
“Good morning, Rainbow Dash, how are you-” Fluttershy was cut short. Rainbow Dash had started yelling at the top of her lungs for “Dad.” “Oh, no, please Rainbow, you’re home now, what is going on? Don’t you recognize me?” By now Fluttershy had dropped the plate, and backed up into a corner, trying to shy away from Rainbow Dash.
Dash was now flying around the room as fast as her wings could carry her. Panicking, she tried to fly through the cloud walls that surrounded her, but to her surprise they were solid. She took a chance at the window, and that worked. She flew out into the sky, away from that scary place. She turned to see the large pony that was named Celestia staring her in the face.
“Ah, Rainbow Dash, I was just coming over to check on you, good to see that you’re up,” Celestia said with a royal tone. The panicked look in Rainbow’s eyes concerned her. “Are you alright?”
Rainbow just floated there for a moment, mouth gaping. Her voice caught up to her mouth, “But you were a dream! I had a dream that a bunch of the ponies from My Little Pony had come to my Dad and my house, and you were there! And so was the yellow one that had me trapped in that cloud fortress!” exclaimed Dash, pointing back towards the castle.
Celestia looked shocked, “You still remember him? The memory spell Twilight cast was supposed was to restore your true memories. This is most troubling. So, you do not recognize that sky castle?” She pointed at the castle.
Dash shook her head, still dismayed. “Where is my dad? I thought this was a dream at first! Where is he! We were supposed to go to an air show with the Blue Angels! I have always wanted to see them! WHERE...IS...HE?!” She was on the verge of tears.
“Oh dear, Rainbow Dash, come with me. We are going to see Twilight,” said Celestia in a stern voice. “I hope she has found something useful.” She thought Rainbow Dash might resist at first, but something about her presence made the pegasus fly right next to her.