Anonymous And The Nightingale

by The Mercenary


The Day That We Changed Him

W-What did you say, Anon?" Rainbow Dash said with the most shocked and dumbfounded look that you've seen. You grab and tug nervously at the insides of your pants pockets,

"I love you Rainbow, I have for a long time now and I felt that since today is Hearts and Hooves day...It was the perfect time to ask you." You looked on at Rainbow, still wearing a look of massive confusion her face until she gave you a look of sympathy"On no." You thought,

"I'm sorry Anon, but I can't date you. You're just not a-a pony and I need a stallion that's athletic, somepony to keep up with me. I'm not trying to hurt you but you don't really fit the athletic type."

"So that's why?"

"Yeah....I'm sorry but I just don't see you like that." Your mind and body were brimming with sadness as you contemplated ways you could hopefully change her mind, even though her mind is made up. Looking down at the ground on the brink of tears, you grab the shattered remnants of your heart, humility and pride. You then made your way out of her home,

"Anon wait, we can still be friends right?" She said wrapping her hoof around your left arm, upon feeling her soft fur make contact with your naked skin sent a shiver down your spine as you turned to her. As you looked down at her you became lost in her features, those big beautiful magenta eyes, her rainbow colored mane and tail, and that cute little nose. Mustering a fake smile you respond to her question,

"Y-Yeah of course, Rainbow Dash." When she heard your answer she gave a smile.

"Cool, and not to sound rude or anything but I have to get to go to work for a night shift, aaand I'm kinda running late." You nodded and opened the door to leave, during the short trip over to Twilight's hot air balloon, thoughts ran through your head,

"Why can't she see past the fact that I'm human? Am I really that repulsive to her? Will she ever love me?"

"Anon!" Twilight shouted waving, you took a seat as she began to feed the hot air balloon with the much needed fire.

"How'd it go? What'd she say?" Twi asked while tending to the balloon,

"She said no." This made Twilight's ears splay back as she turned around,

"I'm sorry, a-are you okay?"

"Yeah, I'm fine. But, can you drop me off at the bar instead, I could use a drink."

"Sure." The ride was about 5 minutes but the lingering thoughts that plagued you made it seem exponentially longer. Once you got to the bar, Twilight rested a hoof on your shoulder,
"Take it easy, Anon."

"No problem." You said rather flately, as you step into the bar. The bar keep turns around when he hears you sit on the stool,

"What can I get ya?" He asked cleaning out a cup with a magically manipulated cloth.

"Strongest whiskey you got."

"Comin' right up." He says levitating a bottle of whiskey over to a shot glass.

"Leave the bottle,"

"Well, now. Sounds like your drinking to forget."

"Oh, trust me I am. How much is a bottle?"

"37 bits." You set down the bits, grabbed the bottle and made your way towards a dimly lit booth on the right side of the main entrance. You took off the cap of the poison but before you could indulge in it, you heard a certain tomboyish laugh that you had come to love.

"Soarin stop!" She said playfully while slugging Soarin with a hoof. From what Rainbow Dash told you, Soarin was a member of the Wonderbolts. After he rubbed the spot Dash punched, Soarin then proceeded to take his hoof, sliding it down her back to her plot. She reacted by turning her head with a lustful look in her eyes, then she kissed him on the lips. When they broke from each other's lip lock,

Rainbow Dash opened her eyes to see you staring at them both with the flickering light of the booth giving a sinister tone to the already malevolent face you were shooting at them. Seeing that blue angel you fell in love with kissing with that pie obsessed fuckwit ignited a bitter, resentful, rage inside of you, you didn't feel sad and heartbroken anymore. Then, Dash spoke,

"A-Anon what are you doing here?" This made Soarin give you a quizzical look. You remained silent while taking a swig of the whiskey, putting the bottle down, you look back up at them. You attempted to speak, but found no words. Shaking your head, you promptly got up and walked out. As soon as the door closed the door behind you, the bartender shook his head and said,

"You know, I'm no stranger to heartbreak but, that has got to be the saddest sight I ever beheld. I've seen lots of ponies come with broken hearts, yet it looks like you've gone and crushed the lad's spirit. But, what do I know, I'm just a barkeep." Rainbow Dash simply looked at the door, dumbstruck, at what the bartender had said. Before she knew it, her eyes were welling up,

"I-I didn't mean to hurt him this bad." The bartender raised his voice along with an eyebrow,

"So you meant to hurt em in the first place?"

"N-No I was trying to-" She was on the verge of tears, her emotions getting the better of her. Soarin had enough of the bartender making his girl cry. So he flew into the face of the stallion.

"Hey, knock it off you old geezer, before I put you out of commission!" He said, raising a hoof in a threatening way, the bartender stood his ground, unflinching.

"Get out." Soarin, not wanting to make a bigger issue, goes back to Dash, who was letting the poorly suppressed tears trickle down her face. "C'mon Dashie, let's go." Draping a wing over her back, they exited the bar.