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Chengar Qordath

I write lots and lots of horse words; everything from comedy to drama. If you like what I write, please support me on Patreon.


Rainbow Dash and Cloud Kicker have been good friends for years now. But when Cloud Kicker comes to Ponyville for one last visit before heading off to join the Royal Guard, Rainbow has to face some difficult questions about just what she wants to do on what might be their last chance to hang out in a long time. Her decision might be a little easier to make if Cloud spent less time thinking about banging and more time thinking about her awesome friend, Rainbow Dash.

Obviously, this calls for a night on the town. And booze. Lots and lots of booze.

Part of the Winningverse.

Chapters (2)
Comments ( 117 )

Ah, the kinds of fun copious amounts of drinking will induce... :rainbowlaugh::rainbowwild::pinkiesick::rainbowlaugh:

Love the more in-depth view into Rainbow Dash's character, but will there be more of the what happened at the end? I would like to see more of Cloud Kicker when she is going through that tough period where she runs away from joining the Guard.

The start of one hell of a Cloud Kicker month

:rainbowderp: k. this one is gonna hurt. Dash thinks being pregnant is a prank.

Let's be thankful Rainbow didn't come up with the fake pregnancy prank when it was Derpy coming to Ponyville because she was pregnant with Dinky. Now that would have been bad timing.

Bahaha, Inuhoshi nails it once again with the cover art.

Now that my editor goggles are off... *ahem* eeeeeee DashKicker~~~ :rainbowkiss: I like how that ended up: with Rainbow almost making a Bad Decision for Good but Misguided Reasons, and CK setting her straight with clear guidance from her Rules. Yet, the underlying sentiments were identified and aired, and it was just sweet. Maybe a little sappy for Rainbow Danger Dash, but I'm sure there weren't any witnesses. :rainbowwild:

Wow, it's a LOT of interresting backstory for the Winningverse here.

“I’ve seen you kiss your moms with more passion than that,” Kicker shot back.

Embarrassing Parents makes this line roughly a billion times better :rainbowlaugh:

I’m, like, swift as a coursing river, got all the force of a great typhoon, and all the strength of a raging fire! Short version is, I’m awesome.”

Seems like something got cut off here. Feels like something should have been in front of that sentence.

I’m, like, swift as a coursing river, got all the force of a great typhoon, and all the strength of a raging fire! Short version is, I’m awesome.”

Got a :facehoof: out of me simply because I have a buddy that feels the need to sing it at every available opportunity.

She took a deep breath. “Pinkie Pie Pinkie Pie Pinkie Pie.”

This had me rolling. Chose some very good references Chen, me gusta.:rainbowwild:

Huh. This kind of resonates. I've been in a similar situation where an incredibly attractive but very inebriated friend flung herself at me, and I had to very awkwardly say no. I feel ya, Cloudy. On the other hand I can also sympathize with Rainbow - few things kill a good time as effectively as all your friends insisting on talking about something you have zero interest in.

Anyway, the story was very well written, as usual. Everyone's in character, believable reactions, good pacing, and perhaps most importantly, solid atmosphere. It all just... fits. Great work.

Heh, nice characterization of Rainbow Dash pre-show.

There were a few issues here and there that stuck out to me. Nothing major.

Seeing one of my PFFs again just felt all kinds of awesome

Not sure if Rainbow would use acronyms. Not that way anyway.

I’m, like, swift as a coursing river, got all the force of a great typhoon, and all the strength of a raging fire! Short version is, I’m awesome.”

And mysterious as Luna's hindquarters. :rainbowwild:
In any case, you forgot the opening quotation mark.

“I’m not pregnant, it was just a stupid prank that didn’t even work!”

I'm surprised Pinkie didn't latch onto that subject. The pranking part, that is.

Anyway, on to the next chapter!

Love the character development here. And Lyra and AJ snogging is hilarious. :rainbowlaugh:

The amounts of awkwardness would have set things on fire.

Hey, Dashie, you know the average Pegasus can't fly with that much lead in her head, right? :rainbowhuh:
Incredibly dense mind is right. :facehoof:

I dunno why I do this, should probably stop nitpicking and just enjoy the story wholly (which I do, but still find stuff like this). Old habits die hard, I guess.

help wondering just awesome it would

missing the word "how"

Figures, Stupid Kicker went and ditched me to go bang. Again. “S’not fair,” I grumbled. “Why’s Stupid Kicker gotta run off an’ leave me?”

Should probably break this into its own paragraph, considering the previous sentence was AJ going "huh?"

"I didn’t stick around for that because you’ve always been all freaked out about me banging."

This is Cloud Kicker speaking, isn't it? so "stick around for that" seems inappropriate. Because what's the "that"?

"Never change, Rainbow."

And yet, the amount of character development we see in her. Heh, comparing this Rainbow Dash to the one we have now (in either canon or Winningverse), we see she has come a long way. Much like everyone.

“I'm gonna love and tolerate him!

Uh... well... Ok, because of the usual comedic nature of Winningverse, I'll let this reference go. But this was kinda forced. Especially considering Rainbow's usual awkwardness at "the L-word". Regardless of how it's used.

Also, this marks the first time Kicker kissed Dash while she was sober, which is fine and all, but I was under the impression that the one when RD asked CK for advice on banging in the main story was the first time? Her reaction of "finally making a move on me" implies that.
Granted, they may have just forgotten about this detail or RD decided to "never mention it again", but still.

Anyway, good way to start Cloud Kicker month. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Yeah, Google Docs derped on us and left half a paragraph out.

Well, it looks like we have just about the whole story, flash-backs and all.
I'm not going to take part, Chengar. I don't know if I can handle Cloudy properly (shut up, you), and I don't want to mess up. Besides, I'm too interested in what Cloud's up to next to worry about what trouble I could get her into - like she needs anyone's or anypony's help. :eeyup:

Okay, I was thinking this was set shortly after where winning pony currently, not years ago right after West Hoof (the description could use some clarification is all) :twilightsmile:

So this is like the past and were the current Life and times of a winning pony is the present?

things like cereal...

yeah, it wasn't too clear until a few paragraphs in...

okay, this was good
like "I'm out in a different building and worried about scaring my sisters awake" laughing out loud :rainbowlaugh:

best kick-off to the best month that there could have been :pinkiehappy:

Holy crap another one of these stories! :rainbowlaugh: Surprised you never run out of material. There's only so much you can do with shipping the same handful of characters.

I'm going to celebrate :pinkiehappy: I've read your stuff before and loved it, but forgot the name and couldn't find your work. Now that you've been featured I can finally re-read your stories.

:moustache: Berry Punch, a round of punch for everypony in the corner, on me. :rainbowdetermined2:

this song seems appropriate:

I love the insight this story give to the relationship between Best Pony and Best Non Cannon Pony. I also enjoy the Irony of Rainbow hating the pony that she will eventually be banging.
(Any news on when Pinks will finally taste the Rainbow?)
All and all this is a lovely addition to the winning verse, especialy since this is the only story In the verse ThatI have read that did not make my heart explode. (Damn Dinky and her adorableness:pinkiehappy:)

There's an ad for addiction therapy on this page. Rather fitting, I do believe.

Honestly this story really didn't have much of an impact for me beyond, "well that was something." Given the tag, that might have been what you were going for, but usually your stories evoke more emotions than this one did. On the whole, this just kinda made me want to see how Blossomforth becomes CK's best friend over Rainbow Dash.

The story distills (HA!) the best aspects of the Winningvers: great comedy, heavy drama, emotional depth and fantastic character interactions. Love it!

Applejack was busy being angry, when she should’ve been comforting me instead. Not that I needed to be comforted, but it woulda been nice if she’d tried. “Did mah brother really g’wan and run off with some hussy?! That dadgum sidewindin’ hornswaglin’ sodbustin’ tree-poundin’ corn-shuckin’ blockheaded barn-razin’ scruffy-lookin’ nerf-herdin’ bushwhackin’ cracker-croakin’ yellow-bellied galoot! What the hay is he thinkin’?”

Nerf-herdin'? I see what you did there.

Well this was a nice return to form. I'll be honest, I kinda dropped the main story after it got all serious with CK's mom and the changelings.

This felt like the old chapters of winning, which is why I started reading it in the first place.

Still given their relationship, RD and CK banging would be the worst idea ever.

Even so, I do wish there was a Cloud Kicker X Rainbow Dash shipping fic out there somewhere. Oh well.

I loved the insight and the drunk shennaegans.
Chengar, you have done it again. :pinkiehappy:

Although the 'Drink this Beer' is amazingly excellent, I couldn't help but think of this youtube vid:

That reference. The big one. :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

Interesting. NEXT CHAPTER!

You have no idea...

Anyways. It's been a while since a story's made me :facehoof: so much at it for good reasons.

“Wha? No. Tha's dumb. Tha’s the dumbest thing I ever heard of, and I’ve heard a lotta dumb things. But tha’s really dumb. Yer dumb. Stop bein' dumb.”

Dash... your eloquence is astounding. :rainbowdetermined2:

I've always loved backstory, so this story is right up my alley.



On another note, this was another great side story. I really enjoy the chemistry between Rainbow and Cloud Kicker. I mean, take two awesome characters and stick them together, how can you not end up with an enjoyable tale? Though I do agree that we should see how Cloud and Blossomforth (FTW) ended up meeting. Especially since Cloud is always looking for the next bang. It would be great to find out how she ended up as close to another pony as she is with Rainbow.

Oh Dash, you are just so hysterical. I just want to shoe you how much I love you by burying a sledgehammer in your cute little face sometimes. :flutterrage:

ahem, always nice to see winningverse stuff even if dash drives me nuts at times :twilightsheepish:

The beginning felt like it was dragging on, to me, but the rest was great. Two thumbs up, I say. I'm particularly glad to see some screentime for Lyra, and less for Bon Bon. And, just... getting more of what originally drew me in to L&T. lol

I'm just wondering if Kicker did bang Big Mac or not... :unsuresweetie:


^ Oh, and this.

Weddings! I love weddings! Drinks all around!

I liked this.... maybe a little to much narcissism to the point I was skipping almost everything Rainbow said that included "awesome", but it showed some nice insight to the Winningverse, and pre-Second Rising of Nightmare Moon (is there another way to say that?).

Would be funny to learn that Cloud Kicker was a lightweight, and was the reason why she took off....

So now we got the origins of Ditzy, Rainbow and Cloud Kicker, so I agree with PocoRitardo, we need a origins of Blossomforth.


You seem to portray Blossomforth as Rainbow Dash's intelligent, non-narcissistic foil. Cloudkicker really seems to need that non-banging counterpart, that friend for something other than genitalia mashing, to really keep herself from becoming... Well, Rarity from Salvation by the other impeccable author, Cold in Gardez.

This story was honestly just a great piece of lighthearted humour that made me smile, made my morning, great thing to wake up sober to.


Probably a good thing that Pinkie did not mention anything about pranking considering Dash did not know Pinkie likes pranks until the episode "Griffin the Brush off" and hearing about it now would go against that.

I kept thinking this was the story where Cloud Kicker was going to hook up with Pinkie and then we would have Rainbow Dash wondering why she was going with Pinkie and if we had a point of view switch perhaps have Pinkie admit her feeling for Dash to Kicker (or at least a "Dash is very cute" sort of thing).

I enjoyed how you make it clear that Dash does not think well of Pinkie at this point (which fits what we see in Griffin the Brush off before Dash finds out her love of pranks and how fun Pinkie really is) but at the same time you can see how she could like Pinkie if she gets the chance to get to know her.

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