“Keep your cool, keep your cool…” RD whispered under her breath, trying to control the rose red that was attempting to creep up to her cheeks. She couldn’t deal with this. It was too much. It was Ponyville, or Soarin. That’s how she saw it. She spoke the words before she even realised what she was saying.
“Um, who are you?” Rainbow asked in a quizzical manner, cocking her head to one side and looking extremely convincing. “Well I know who you are, but why are you here?” she looked down on Twilights hard tree house floor, unable to take back those words. Soarin stared at her in utter disbelief, frowning.
“What are you talking about Dash? Did you hit your head or something?” He asked confusingly. RD took a deep breath and turned to her friends.
“Um, did you guys invite him here or something?”
“No Dash.” Twi replied. “Judging by that Gabby Gums it seems you know him better than we do anyway.” Suddenly, Rainbow burst out laughing.
“Hey wait, you actually believe that stuff?” she cackled, grinning at them. She spun around to say something to Soarin, but he had disappeared. Rainbow suddenly realised what she had just enquired, and broke down into tiny little pieces. On the inside, that is. Reputation is more important than some Petty Pony Love Story, right?
“Glad to have ya back, Sugarcube.” AJ said, cockily grinning at her.
“Good to be back” Dash replied, as they enclosed in another group hug. Apart from Rarity, who hung back in utter disbelief, staring at dash and shaking her head. Slowly, steadily, she walked up to dash and leaned over to whisper into her ear.
“You can’t hide from this forever” she said, spinning around and trotting out, her curly hair bouncing along behind her. It was fine for now though, wasn’t it?
However, all were unaware of the strange black silhouette lurking beneath Twilights tree, staring though the window and shaking her head menacingly.
“Just you wait Dash”
“SCOOTALOO!” Rainbow shouted, hovering towards her with her usual cocky grin. Scootaloo looked at her quizzically, wondering why she wasn’t angry.
“Hey, what about Gabby Gums?” She asked, craning her neck upwards.
“Ha, you actually believe that stuff?”
“Well, there was an image.”
“Faaaaakeee!” RD sung, laughing as her voice cracked. It had been several weeks since the event, and Rainbow had fully recovered from her trance and quickly had switched back to her normal self. She hadn’t seen Scoots since then.”Yea
“Yeah, good point!” Scoots beamed, laughing hysterically- and a little sarcastically. She knew something was up, and she was going to find out about it. Who knows, maybe the CMC will get their cutie marks being detectives!
“Right, well gotta run! Weather stuff!” RD said quickly, rocketing up towards the sky towards a rain cloud that was slowly descending over ponyville. Scoots had thought long and hard about what she was going to do about this situation, but she had made up her mind. The CMC would be taking a little trip to the wonderbolt headquarters.
MEANWHILE, IN THE WONDERBOLT HEADQUARTERS…
Soarin practiced his parallel swizzle half-heartedly, turning up towards the sky and brushing the top of the arena. Spit-fire had been watching him closely, eyeing his ever movement and every trip. Over the last week he had not been himself.
As soarin flew downwards to the bottom of the arena, Spitfire speeded into his way, making him jump out of the way and flinch.
“Hey, what was that for? You could have killed me!” The Pegasus shrieked angrily, his emerald green eyes blazing.
“Well it seems like you have killed your flying. Where’s your spirit?” A long silence lolled over them as they hovered in the air, Spit-fire looking at him accusingly. He watched the Wonderbolts fly higher and higher, until they dove down into the depths of the arena, doing dangerous stunts. He just didn’t feel it anymore. He was sure Dash would be disappointed.
Without warning, Soarin burst into tears. He buried his head into Spit-fire’s silky orange mane and moaned so loudly that the whole team looked his way. He couldn’t stop. He missed Rainbow so much. He was nothing without her.
“Come on”. Spit-fire whispered. “Lets go talk about what happened.”
“Alright” Soarin sniffed.
“Oh, and maybe on the way we can stop and meet the newest member of out team.”
“And who’s that?”
“Jetstream, I think he said it was.”