• Published 20th Jul 2013
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The Ballooning Bolt - PonePlumper



The Wonderbolt trainee's lazy side gets pampered after she gets into an accident, while showing off a new stunt. And, let's just say that her athletic body becomes the complete opposite.

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Thoughtful Scootaloo *Edited*

It had been a few weeks since the incident with 'The Blaring Bolt'. Rainbow Dash was shocked and burned. But, thankfully, she didn't mess up the stunt too badly. And, she ended up recovering from most of her injuries. She looked ALMOST as good as new. There were no signs of the burns that she had received. This time, however, she had shocked her wings enough to make them go completely numb. Thank Celestia that it would go away eventually. It might take a month though. Rainbow would have to stay on the ground for quite a while. And, although this doesn't sound like it would be too much of a problem for any ordinary pegasus, Rainbow Dash is no ordinary pegasus. She is going to go nuts and probably drive everypony else crazy if she stays out of the sky for too long.

She wouldn't be able to stay at her cloud house. So, she had Fluttershy take care of Tank at her cottage, and opted to stay at Sugarcube Corner with Pinkie Pie - who is probably the only one out of her friends that could put up with a disgruntled, cranky, restless, and depressed Rainbow Dash.

Within the Cutie Mark Crusaders Club House, at Sweet Apple Acres, Scootaloo was contemplating on what she was going to do for Rainbow Dash. She felt that, as an unofficial sister and number one fan, she should find a way to help Rainbow Dash cope with her ailment. Sure, she believed that Pinkie Pie could keep anypony happy. But, she knew Rainbow Dash could only take so much Pinkie Pie. Scootaloo thought that this was a good time to bond with Rainbow Dash more.

*I could give her flowers. Nah, that's too prissy.....I could write her a song. No, wait....I'm horrible at that.....I could......*

"Hiya, Scootaloo!"

"GAH!"

Scootaloo was startled for a second. She was so distracted by her thoughts that she didn't even notice that Sweetie Belle had entered the club house.

"Oh...H-hey, Sweetie Belle."

"Why are you here, alone? And what were you doing?", Sweetie Belle asked.

"I usually come to the club house when I need a good place to think. And, I've been thinking about what I could do for Rainbow Dash to help her feel better about her wings. She's going to be staying at Sugar Cube Corner, starting tomorrow. And, I know that she is probably pretty bummed right now....What are you doing here?"

"I just came to pick up my cape. My sister kept bugging me about how I've been running around with it all this time, and haven't once brought it back to her to get cleaned."

"We don't even do much with them."

"I know! That's what I said! But she won't stop bothering me about it! And I just know that she's going to keep it from me, so that it stays as clean as possible until I really need it. I mean, I guess that's really thoughtful of her. Even if it is kind of annoying."

Scootaloo sighed. "I wish I could be as thoughtful....."

Then, Sweetie Belle started thinking.

"Hmmmmm.....Y'know....Whenever Rarity gets really depressed, she starts eating a lot."

Scootaloo blinked with a bewildered expression on her face.

"Really?"

"Yeah. She gorges on her gourmet chocolates and secret stash of ice cream. She thinks I don't know, but I've seen her do it before." Sweetie Belle then realized what she just did and began to panic. "O-oh! Uuuuuuhhhm. PLEASEDON'TTELLANYPONY!! I-I mean.....Rarity will kill me if she finds out that I know and told somepony!"

Scootaloo was taken aback, but got interested. She started forming questions.

"Does she get really hungry when she gets depressed?"

"I-I don't know. I just know that she starts to feel better when she does it."

"Are chocolates and ice cream the only foods that cure depression?"

"They work for Rarity."

Scootaloo started to inch uncomfortably close to Sweetie Belle as she asked her these questions. Sweetie Belle knew that she was just getting excited about a potential way to help somepony. But, when it came to Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo scared her sometimes. And this was just getting weird.

"Do all older fillies eat a lot to get happy?"

"How am I supposed to know?" Sweetie Belle then quickly swerved past Scootaloo and grabbed her cape. She trotted towards the exit.

"Sorry, Scootaloo. But, I've gotta go! Rarity is waiting to clean this thing!" She galloped away.

Scootaloo thought about what she had just learned. If Rainbow Dash ate a lot of food, she might be able to stay happy. Scootaloo would do anything to get her approval. And, if pampering her with food would do it, then she would give it a shot. However, she had to figure out how to get enough food for Dash. She was sure that it would take quite a lot considering how broken her spirit might be, and how long it would take for her to be able to fly again.

Author's Note:

This is when I realized how fun this could be.