• Published 19th Jul 2013
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Starswirl Academy - Original Rainbow Dash Route - wolvenfire86

The former RD story for the upcoming VN Starswirl Academy

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28 - Forgiveness


Applejack: “Hmph.”

AJ stuck her nose in the air. She ignored me as she lifted box after box off her truck.

“I’m sorry for what we did last night.” I said to her as a light drizzle fell on us.

“Eeyup.” She barely acknowledged me as I stood under my umbrella.

“It wasn’t right of us to do that without your permission. We were only trying to help.”


“Can you please listen? I’m trying to tell you Rainbow Dash is sorry too!”

She slammed a box down. “Is that right? Then why ain’t she hear tellin’ me that?”

“You know why. It’s hard enough for her to say she’s sorry about anything. Saying it to you is near impossible.”

“Sure it is.” She went back to moving her cargo. “But thank you fur being the bigger person. That makes me feel a teeny bit better.”

“I don’t want you to be upset. With me or Dashie.”

“Don’t misread this. Ah ain’t furgivin’ you, or Dashie.”

“Can you please do me a favor?”

“A favor?!” She crossed her arms and glared at me. “My, my, my. You certainly like pressin’ your luck.”

“When Dash comes to apologize, just listen to her. I can’t tell you how incredibly upset she is.”

“Ah ain’t gonna just get over it a’cause you ask me to.”

Protag: “You don’t have to get over it right away, but you mean a lot to Dash. The only reason she did what she did was because she wanted to help you so much. She risked her own safety to help you.”

“That is not the point ___!” Applejack yelled. The same look of brokenness I saw on Rainbow Dash appeared on AJ’s face. “Ah can do this. Do you understand? Mah family’s is dependin’ on me to handle all of this. They left me here, all by mahself, and ah can’t let them down. Ah can’t! Dashie took that from me.”

“Took what? What did she take?!”

“She took proof! Proof that ah make my family proud. I know they’re proud of me. But I needs proof fur mahself. Ah know ah’m good enough…because ah’m making them proud.” She gulped and stopped herself before she got too emotional.

“I’ve seen a girl cry today, and that is one too many. I can’t handle another heart breaking. Please AJ, for me, let Rainbow say she is sorry when she does. Please. You mean too much to each other.”

Applejack rubbed under her nose. She nodded without saying another word.

“Thank you.” What a relief. “And I’m sorry. And for what it’s worth, your family’s not the only ones who are proud of you. Rainbow’s proud of you too.”

Applejack lowered her hat to cover her face and waved me away. I took the signal and left.

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