To My Dearest Rainbow Dash

by FlutterDashFTW

Chapter One.

Chapter One.

Fluttershy approached the door of Rainbow Dash’s cloud home. This was it. Enough was enough. It was time to tell Rainbow Dash how she felt. She raised an apprehensive hoof to the door and slowly pushed it open. “R-Rainbow Dash?” she called out. Her calls were met with silence. The shy pegasus poked her head inside the immense cloud home. It appeared to be vacant. What if she isn’t home? She thought, Or worse... What if she isn’t that way? Or if she rejects me? She sighed out of her incompetence. Either way, she needed to get it off of her chest. Fluttershy gingerly trotted inside and looked around for any signs of Rainbow Dash’s presence. She traversed the entirety of the household, but to her dismay, it appeared that her daredevil friend was currently not home. She sighed once again and decided it was probably best to just wait until the following day. With despair in her heart, she took off from Rainbow’s cloud home in the direction of her cottage.

Fluttershy pushed open the door of her quaint cottage. Upon entry, she was greeted her wide assortment of animals. She smiled, but quickly retreated to her bedroom. Closing the door behind her, she collapsed onto her bed and wept. I’m not good enough for Dashie... The memories came flooding back to her... The day she made a lifelong friend...


A small yellow filly was clinging close to her mother as they entered a large building labeled Cloudsdale Flight Camp. “Mommy do I really have to go?” the filly pleaded.

“Yes, Fluttershy. Don’t worry, I bet you’ll make tons of new friends!” The older mare smiled warmly. They continued to walk in silence for a few moments until a voice came out of nowhere.

“LOOK OUT!” Fluttershy was knocked off of her hooves as another filly barreled into her. Recovering from the initial shock, Fluttershy began to stand up. For the first time, she got a good glance at her attacker. She was a small mare, smaller than herself, and she had a peculiar rainbow mane that suited her sky blue coat. “Heh, sorry about that.” the blue filly said, fixing her rainbow mane.

“Oh... I- It’s alright.” Fluttershy stammered.

“So, what’s your name?”

“I’m... Fluttershy.”

“That’s cool! I’m Rainbow Dash, greatest daredevil Equestria has ever seen!” she proclaimed, puffing out her chest. “So... I’ve never had a friend before... Will you be my first?”

“Huh? I... I... Sure!” Fluttershy smiled like she had never before. She had a friend. Someone she could talk to. Someone to make memories with. Someone who would be there for her when things went wrong. Someone who she would, one day, want to be more than friends with.


Her thoughts were interrupted by a knocking at the door. Quickly wiping the tears from her eyes, she trotted over to the door and pulled it open. Waiting for her was not a pony, but a letter. Fluttershy could clearly read her address and... Rainbow Dash’s. She took the letter in her hoof and brought it to the table nearby. She opened the envelope to find a hastily hoof-written letter.

To all my friends,

I know this is short notice, but I’m leaving Ponyville to join the Wonderbolts. This is a chance of a lifetime! One that I might not ever get again! I probably won’t be back in Ponyville for a few years, but I’ll try to visit you guys when I get the chance! I love you guys and I appreciate the friendship we shared over the years, but I have to take this! I’ll miss all of you and I’m sure you’ll miss me, but I’m sure our paths will cross again someday!

~Rainbow Dash

As she read the letter, Fluttershy could feel the tears flowing down her face and onto the note. She couldn’t hold it in. She broke down on the floor and sobbed on the table. The animals who had been watching came over to comfort to crying pegasus. “Why?” Fluttershy asked aloud. “Why me? Why did she have to do this to me?” Her bunny, Angel, stroked her mane in a comforting manner. “Why did she have to leave? I... I loved her...” She could do nothing but cry. Cry for her loss. Cry for what could have been. Cry for what will never be.


Fluttershy stood up from the position she had been laying in and stretched her forehooves. Looking around, she noticed all of her animals sleeping where she had just been. I must have fallen asleep... Fluttershy realized. It was then when she remembered what day it was. Today’s the day I have to meet Rarity at the spa... I guess I shouldn’t let any more friends down than I already have. She sighed and took off for the short flight to the spa.

The cream-colored pegasus entered the spa to see Rarity lounging and reading a fashion magazine. “Why hello darli- Oh... What’s happened to your mane?” Rarity remarked, pointing a hoof at the pink mess on Fluttershy’s head.

“It’s... It’s nothing.”

“Nothing? Aloe! Lotus! Please get my friend here the best treatment you’ve got!” Rarity called out. The two spa ponies dashed out and picked Fluttershy off of her hooves.

“This really isn’t necessary...” Fluttershy said while being carried away.

“Of course it is, dear! We can’t have you going around town looking like that!” Fluttershy sighed and realized she had no say in the matter. Within moments, the spa ponies had Fluttershy in a chair and were frantically giving her hooficures while styling her mane. Once their work was complete, they dropped her off in a hot tub with Rarity waiting in it.

“Feeling better, dear?” Rarity inquired.

“Not really...”

“What’s wrong? You look fabulous!”

“It’s... It’s about Rainbow Dash.” Fluttershy admitted.

“Oh! Isn’t it absolutely wonderful that she’s finally achieving her goal? Why would that be a problem?”

“I just... I miss her...” Fluttershy hid behind her mane.

“Well I do too, of course. But you should know that she’s doing what she loves!”

“I know but... I just... I need some time to think.” Fluttershy got up to leave.

“It’s more than that, isn’t it?” Fluttershy stopped dead in her tracks. “You love her, don’t you?” Fluttershy didn’t move.


“Do know that we’ll be here for you. You musn’t give up hope!”

“I... Thanks.” And with that, she left and took off straight for home.


Fluttershy collapsed on her bed once again. “Oh Dashie... Why did you have to go?” Her eyes began welling with tears, blinding her vision. She sat up on her bed and wiped her tears away. “No. I can’t live like this.” Straight in front of her was her diary, one that she hadn’t used in years. She picked it up in her hooves and turned to the next clean page. “Maybe this is the only way I can have my Dashie...” She picked up a pencil and began to write.

To my dearest Rainbow Dash...