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I write fics, often late at night. Some folk like them. Also I like to use the word 'Aye' when I speak.


When Applejack and Spitfire both become romantic interests in Rainbow Dash's life, she leaves on a soul search to clear her head. When she goes past the barrier of civilization she comes to realize that Equestria is a much more dangerous place than anypony could anticipate. Fond of her new life of adventure, Rainbow Dash spends her days exploring the outskirts of her homeland, learning all that she can about the world around her. But what lies beyond is far more than she would ever expect and the Elements of Harmony can't help her out here.

I've given a cancellation to this story, but I'm keeping it up for all those who still enjoy it as well as something to look back on. Much like Leaving Their Legacy, It isn't quite what I hoped it would turn out to be, but I will be posting a new Fantasy Adventure in due time an linking it from here. If you enjoy this, that's great, but this is as far as it goes my friends.

I don't know who did the art, but if it's you, tell me and I'll gibe you credit, or take it down if you wish.

Chapters (13)
Comments ( 71 )

Woooo go AppleDashFire! Woooo!

I'll post the song each chapter is titled after in the comments after each chapter I write. For the first chapter we have a Nightwish song. I hope you enjoy the story everypony, and if you enjoy the song as well that's a bonus. :twilightsmile:

A love triangle, that isn't immediately solved with a threesome or finding another partner for the left out mare. I approve and I'm happy about that. Good first chapter, I look forward to reading more.

I won't be surprised by you including a Daring Do, reference or two. As I can feel Rainbow Might get into similar situations to Daring.

...... One word. Tracking and favorited.... Oops, lol that's not one word, it's two. :derpytongue2::raritywink:

Second chapter, our song comes from the band Falconer.

The song is another NIghtwish this time. Also, if somepony is willing and able to draw a picture of Rainbow Dash holding Iris, you will have my eternal gratitude.

Good chapter, I wonder if that blade will help Dash choose her true love? :heart:

Please! please continue this! I MUST KNOW MORE!

For a human, silk would be one of the worst possible materials for a hilt, but I expect it wouldn't be as debilitating for a pony, being as they grip it with their teeth. Still, I cringed when I read the "rainbow silk" part, and all I could think of was the blade turning or slipping in one's grasp. The surety of one's grip is as much a mental boon as it is a physical one--knowingly using a sword with a slippery grip can really throw one off their game.

226555 Aye, but there is an explanation for everything. Smith first thought about style then made up for any impracticalities with one little trick.:twilightsmile:

Yes, well, I suppose one cannot argue with the power of magic when speaking of a mystical land of anthropomorphic pastel ponies. :twilightsheepish: Wasn't thinking about the pony aspect--I tend to get one-dimensional when speaking of weapons, being that they are a hobby/passion of mine. :trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright: It is perhaps the one flaw I will ever openly admit to.

No worries, I can understand. My roommate is the same way at times. And I realize I could have explained that a little bit better. Every comment helps in it's own little way. :eeyup:

The mirrored cave was almost completely covered in moss rather than the small patches in the cave Dash now inherited.

Methinks you may have meant "inhabited," unless you intended to imply that the cave had been passed down through the Armstrong line for generations? Hopefully you'll pardon the reference, I couldn't resist. :rainbowlaugh:

226799 My bad. Fixed!

226555 That's why most people would have wooden or metal studs on the hilt, for a better grip if it is adorned with silk. I've held a sword like that before, and while slightly uncomfortable, it really helps.

You are missing quite a few commas, mate. Just FYI.

Mono Dash?

Mono - a viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck.
Dash - Run or travel somewhere in a great hurry/An act of running somewhere suddenly and hastily

So. This new threat is a hasty, hurried viral infection? :rainbowhuh:

Seems Legit.

I woulda just gone with calling her Daring, but... Do what you want! :yay:

Get new chapter out, nao!

Also, one suggestion: Put a link to the song at the beginning of the chapter, so we can listen to it while we read! :pinkiegasp:

If you're referring to my comment, then I'm afraid you're mistaken--I'm not missing any commas at all.

"Mono" is not a viral infection, but merely the oft-used abbreviation of Mononucleosis, which is a viral infection. The word "Mono" actually means "one," and is used in this instance as referencing the word "Monochrome." This Dash is made of one color, thus "one-color Dash."

248308 :facehoof: I was referring to the author when I said there was a few places that needed commas as you might see that I don't like run on sentences because if you keep them going too long without a comma they just seem to be a little jarring and when reading a good story I don't like to be jarred out of it.

That one sentence could probably use three commas, or just become a whole paragraph. That's an example of what I mean.

I know what Mono means. Have you ever heard the phrase "Mono a mono"? That means one-on-one, and is usually referring to combat situations like a duel. I was just being funny, because I also knew that "Mono" is the slang word for a disease, so I used that to make fun of the name. Please, believe me. I do know what I am talking about. I always strive to do so so I don't go about making an idiot of myself.

Admittedly, I had hoped that would turn out to be the case, but one can never be too sure on the Internet these days. Even bronies have our trolls and morons to deal with, unfortunately.

And I do apologize for the confusion; I assumed your whole reply was aimed at me, since my comment was the only one that had been tagged.

248633 Eh, I understand. I could have put my comment towards the story first, and then put my reply to you, but... I replied first, in that one. Much miscommunication has been here.

Please tell me this hasn't been abandoned!

294096 Not at all, simply fallen behind. Had to catch up with things in my life. Sorry

if this doesnt continue well i cant be responsible for what might happen:pinkiecrazy: lol just kidding but seriously you have got yourself a tracker sir/madame:coolphoto:

Check it, there's a few clear mistakes in the first paragraph, also regarding the last paragraph, I didn't know wings could roar? XD

This is quite the interesting story you have. Tracked with enthusiasm.

Spitfire's attention turned back towards the blade and Rainbow Dash stood to attention. "How are you able to hold onto it with a silk handle? Wouldn't it slip right out?"

I feel as though I inspired this with my comment. :rainbowkiss: FEELS GOOD.

311696 Wings don't roar, but the wind can sound like it is if it goes by fast enough.:rainbowdetermined2:

311983 aye, just explaining that part a little better. :rainbowkiss:

Also, as Super Big Mac has suggested, I'll be placing the song within the beginning of each chapter for you to listen while you read if you so desire, though I really base the chapters off of the titles rather than the actual music. if anyone wants me to continue placing them here in the comments however I will do that as well. Today is one of my favorite groups, Elvenking.

I ....... hmmm how to put this?
I LOVE THIS STORY!!!!! :heart: :scootangel: :yay:

The approach you take to the typical "love story" genre is very intriguing to Me and I must say that the characters are beautifully written and I can very easily picture this as canon for the show as a sequel or more mature audience based spin-off of my Little Pony:Friendship is magic.

Very well done sir/madame, know that I will be tracking this very eagerly and that I for one appreciate all your hard work and dedication to the fans.

This one took a bit longer, but it also lasts a lot longer. Expect a bit of the main story to slow down for a bit, as I need to explain a few things from this point and have other plans. I hope you all enjoy it though, and enjoy Pyramaze's What Lies Beyond, the song that inspired this story.:rainbowdetermined2:

Sees that it updated *fanboy scream* :yay::yay::yay::yay::yay:

um i mean :moustache: hmmm intersting that it updated i will be sure to check it later

*reads* :trixieshiftright::pinkiehappy: i am loving this story

*finishes*:pinkiegasp::rainbowderp::twilightoops: oh damn shit just got real

We've now introduce Rarity to the story:raritystarry: in Amaranth by Nightwish.

Yes this story gets better and better.

Expect a full review from me when this is finally complete.

Keep up the excellent work my good mare/colt.

Devilblade out :coolphoto:

340834 That might actually take a good long while. :twilightblush:

341400 Good, I love a challenge.

... Am I the only one who thinks it's odd that Applejack is more bothered by the ethics of having a weapon, than the fact that the armor Rarity wants to make for Rainbow Dash will be made of leather?

342360 There's various types of leather my friend. Be patient before jumping to any conclusions, no ponies were harmed in the writing of this story. :rainbowwild::raritywink:

342453 Moorice was harmed.

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344818 Nor were any cattle:derpytongue2:

Wow, like NOone is reading this. That's a little discouraging.:fluttercry:

356415 Do not worry my friend, an interesting story such as this is bound to get more views.

:twilightsheepish: I hope to see more of this story soon, it's very well written and grabs your attention.

i liked it :D
i wouldve read it earlier...
but i kinda forgot your name after
A League Of Their Own
kinda got lost in my favourites list
but now im here :D

Glad to see you made your way back! :twilightsmile:

Well, well, well! I was wondering when this would update again! It's a pleasant surprise to see a new chapter here. Good work, I say, carry on.

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