My Little Dashie: A sequel

by ty500600

One Year Ago Today

I was sitting in my chair, holding a refreshing glass of water, staring across the lake. The water was like glass, so still and serene, yet solid. Filling my lungs with the rich air, I basked in the warm summer’s day and let the warmth seep deep into my bones, It was perfect, calm day. I closed my eyes and reclined as much as could to enjoy the peacefulness before...

“Cannon ball!” shrieked a voice.

Instantly my eyes wrenched open looking for the offender. There was a pause before the still day erupted into chaos. There was a loud crashing noise, much like that of glass breaking, followed by a torrent of cold substance drenching my body. My nerves froze in their position, being shocked into rigor mortis by the chill that just assaulted my body. My lungs began to absorb the air rapidly as they were also shocked by the cold.

I sat there for a moment, waiting for my body to respond to the attack on it. Once I regained control of myself I stood up and scanned the area, looking for the monster that ruined my tranquility. It didn’t take long to notice the cyan figure swimming in circles around the lake, laughing her head off at me.

I scowled. “Dashie!”

“Hah, hah! Hey Dad! Whassup?” she said happily. She began kicking her legs behind her, pressing her towards the sand.

“Well, if you must know, I was enjoying a nice, peaceful day before you showed up and drenched me,” I growled.

She had just gotten to the shore. Upon hearing the tension in my voice, she rolled over and sat up with her rear still in the water. “Uh, Pops? You alright?”

I began to breath heavily, letting an intense feeling flow over me. “Rainbow... You were off at the Wonder Bolt academy for how long? The first thing you do when you get back is scare the bejesus out of me, drench me, and say ‘what’s up?’ before offering even a solid ‘hello’?”

Her ears fell flat behind her head. Her expression softened. “Sorry Dad, I didn’t realize you were going to be upset about it.”

I paused for a moment, looking at the adorable sight in front of me. But I had to keep the ruse going just a bit longer. “Rainbow, I’m more than upset.”

Her cute rose eyes stared deeply into mine. “You are?”

“Yes. I’m much more than upset. I’m...” I paused and took a step towards her. “So happy to see you!” I dove at my daughter, wrapping her shocked body into my arms and tackling her into the lake. I embraced her into a deep hug and after she realized what had just happened, did the same for me. We both began laughing.

After the laughing began to die, I broke myself from the embrace and splashed her a bit. After wiping the water from her face, she returned the favor. I had the upper hand in this fight what with the ability to cup my hands. She fared well too though. Much better than I thought she would.

After the splashing stopped, we pulled ourselves out of the water and plopped ourselves down onto the sandy beach, letting the warmth roll over us. It was peaceful again... which meant that—


I sighed, slightly amused about how I knew that was going to happen. “Yes Dashie?”

“What is war like?” She asked planely.

The question was so innocent, it shocked me. My mouth sat agape for a moment while I tried to create an answer for the question. “Uh... well, Dashie, war is like... I don’t know to be honest. I’ve never fought in a war before. Not to mention that seems like such a distant memory now that I live here with you. The only thing I know is that war... war never changes.”

She nodded slightly and gazed up at the clouds that were dancing over head. I noticed her face was fixed with puzzled look on it. I stared at her for a moment, expecting a follow up question, but when it never came I decided to act.

“Why do you ask?”

She didn’t respond immediately, but after a moment of silence she responded. “Well, we learned that the Wonderbolts were formed a long time ago as a military unit, a branch of the Royal Guard. I was taught that they fought a long time ago, when Equestria wasn’t as peaceful as it is now.”

Upon hearing this, I lurched forward somewhat. I was intrigued to hear about this. “Go on.”

“Well, thats it really. I was just wondering because when the Wonderbolts accept me into their ranks, I was thinking about if I had to fight a war or not.”

“In my opinion Dashie, I don’t think war will ever come here. This place is to peaceful and friendly. War seems like a pretty far fetched idea.” I said flatly.

She seemed to hesitate before nodding in agreement. She rolled over and looked at me. “Besides, if something ever did go wrong, Equestria would have the two Princesses, the Elements of Harmony, and my dad to defend it, right?”

I chuckled a bit before nodding. “Hoorah Dashie, Hoorah.”

I stared at me for a moment in confusion. “Hoorah?”

I laughed. “It’s a thing that the United States soldiers say when they agree on something.”

She nodded in understanding before trying it out for herself. “Hoorah... Hoorah, Hoorah! I like it. Makes me feel tough, indestructible almost.”

“Dashie, nothing could break you. You are indestructible!” I interjected.

She beamed with delight at the compliment. “Yeah, I am pretty good, aren’t I?”

I smiled. “The best, Dashie, the best.”

Hey there everyone! Welcome to my pointless little addition to My Little Dashie: A Sequel. What this is is sort of like the 1 year anniversary to my sequel being completed (roughly) on fimfiction. It’s been quite a year, with a lot changing in my life and I’m sure many of yours as well. All Athanix and I can say is thank you guys so much for reading our story. You guys made it blow up like a Balefire Bomb and we can't appreciate it enough. Here is to a new year. May it hold many new adventures for us all!

Much Love,