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A lot happened to Twilight Sparkle the year before she made the transition to Ponyville, before she realized the value of a friend, and before she saved all of Equestria...

After a chance encounter with "Rainbow:" an enigmatic, amnesiac pegasus mare with a rainbow-striped mane and a knack for mischief, Twilight begrudgingly finds herself overseeing her recovery, all while questions keep surfacing. Like who is she? Where did she come from? And more importantly... why can't she get her off of her mind?

As days turn to weeks, and weeks turn to months, destinies are revealed and the past is dug up as Rainbow's memories begin to resurface; and as sinister forces set their sights on Equestria, Twilight and Rainbow find they must overcome themselves in order to become the heroes they are meant to be.
Edits for the story provided by xgfhj.

Chapters (21)
Comments ( 320 )

looks interesting, waaaay too long for me to read right now, added to read later, will be back when I have more time.

ooo i remember this from fanfiction! time to reread and look forward to updates!

wow..... just wow. only the first chapter and its already an epic :yay:

The two passed through the automatic doors into the lobby as a small ding noise sounded.

Well, it shouldn't be, Twilight thought, raising a hoof to the door and as she was about to push, someone inside opened it for her.


Sorry about that. :twilightsheepish: It's fixed now.

i have read all 4 chapters so far and have loved every one of the.
I am also really looking forward to seeing twi and dash grow as characters.
Hope to see you post soon

"Anything else would be unnatural,"

Sigh, I guess I was expecting it but I always feel sad when a story heads down this path. :ajsleepy:

Holy frijoles! Talk about a big introduction!

I was coming into this expecting it to maybe be a dense and dry read with 24k in the first chapter alone, but so far I'm happily surprised to find that I was dead wrong. The dream sequences were a bit confusing (and terrifying for Twilight), but I like the premise and I like how you're executing it so far, and I like seeing Twilight and Rainbow's relationship develop in from this chapter alone (which in all fairness is bigger than the majority of stories out there).

I'll read some more later, but first I think I need a break :pinkiesmile:

Hate to be persnickety... but last chapter I recall Rainbow's nickname for Twilight as "Sparkles," not "Twi," unless Rainbow decided to change that between chapters or something.

After reading through the chapters, I'd have to say that this deserves a lot more attention.

Keep up the good work!

She did. :twilightsheepish: At the end of chapter one, Rainbow chose 'Twi' as her new nickname after Twilight told her to think up a new one.

In the past year since I've started editing stories, twidash mainly, I at some point became rather apathetic towards new stories. It's been a very long time since a twidash story has kept my interest to where I want to read the next chapter.

Good job "Ralphie"

P.S. Love the huge chapters

Every time I start reading a long story (in this case, Fallout Equestria) something like this turns up to distract me with tantalizing ideas and the promise of good Twidash. Every time. It's like it's planned.

This is actually making me want to finish F:E so I can read it, but sadly I want to take my time with it, too.

EERG, a plague on indecisiveness! Unfortunately, in this case, I am going to have to RL this one. Rest assured that it is going to be on the top of my RL, though, if that means anything.

3469068 there was a paragraph in the last chapter where Twilight makes Rainbow change her nickname. Twi comes up.

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Oh, well I guess I'm just blind then :twilightblush:

"I pardoned the two of you after explaining the situation to the head staff there."

I don't think that anything they did requires pardoning. I don't think that Twilight did anything that is outright illegal, and I'm pretty sure that all that either would have gotten is a sound talking-to. And even if what they did was outright illegal, I doubt that they would have pressed charges. For that matter, I'm pretty sure that charges would have had to have been pressed before it could have been pardoned. They might even have had to have been found guilty.

Where have I read this before? Please tell me. I know I have read this before, but remembering where (dA maybe?) is bugging me to no end. I find it kinda funny that I forgot where I read this before on a fic about amnesia.

Fanfiction.net perhaps? That's the only other site I've posted this on.

holy mother of all things Twidash, these chapters are huge and incredibly interesting. I cannot wait for the next chapter, seriously. Though if they're all this long I fear it may take a while....

Well, I'm a little over halfway done with chapter five, so it shouldn't be much longer until the next update. :twilightsmile: You're right though, most of the chapters in this are going to be ten thousand words, at least. So forgive me if updates are a bit slow. Glad you're liking it, though!

hey, content like this more then makes up for the wait. as long as it's not... like... months....

This story deserves more attention. You've put so much effort into it and I'm so very much looking forward to the next update.

Good on you, and don't stop doing what you're doing.

I'm in the same situation. It's really annoying.

None the less a good story so far.:twilightsmile:

One thing I noted was that it's kinda hard to tell the narrated parts, Twilight's letter, and the non-narrated parts apart. Could this be fixed without making a bigger mistake in the formatting?

I read that as the Princess apologizing on Rainbows and Twilights behalf. I may be wrong though.

3471537 That's it! It was a lot less fleshed out when I read it though.

No, you're right. That's basically what she was doing. :twilightsmile:

I could always center the parts of the letter, or italicize them, if that helps.

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When a head of state is referred to as pardoning someone, it is generally referring to the legal construct. However, even if it was used in the metaphorical sense of forgiving, that would mean that it was Celestia that was forgiving them, not the ponies at the hospital. She could beg the pardon of the ponies at the hospital, but that would be a really awkward way to phrase it. Perhaps something like "Not to worry, I smoothed things over with the head staff when I spoke with them."

Alright, I get what you're saying, and thanks. :pinkiesmile: I used your example if that's okay, and made a few other changes. Hopefully it makes a bit more sense now.

Sorry about that; I didn't think it'd be an issue. I'll try and see if I can make it a little easier to read. :twilightsmile: Also, the switching perspectives thing is only in the first chapter, the rest are third person only.


That's fine with me, I'm happy to have been of service. :pinkiesmile:

I notice that you do still have a use of pardon in the fourth chapter, though:

"Why Princess Celestia pardoned a pony like yourself I'll never know..."

Thanks for pointing that one out. Can't believe I forgot about that... I changed it to "excused." Hope that's better.

ooooh this is a great new TwiDash :D

hmmm I hope that feather doesn't explode on Twi.... Don't want her toooo emotionally distraught. xD


This is... unique. A completely new take on the entirety of Rainbow and Twi's lives.

In (some) other fics, amnesia is either a faux-pas or a cheap plot device, used when an author can't explain why something happened. Here, though, it's used to put a new spin on the way RD and Twi meet, and to great effect.

Rainbow playing the shameless flirt, knowing and understanding romance even as she forgets what a tower is seems a little inconsistent, but I digress.

I like, and I am intrigued. Oh, and as for F:E... sidelined. Full attention, here.



Seriously, though, I never knew that, it's interesting how our finely tuned bodies are so prone to doing things we don't understand in a crysis. We know less about our own minds than we think we should. Then again, I'm not exactly an amnesia expert, unless you count the game of the same name. And not even then, because my main strategy is to throw things and see if they break, while occasionally avoiding monsters.

Wildly off topic, but whatever.

I do hope you keep this story going, I remember reading it years ago or it feels like years.....
I love the story, I love the setting and the feelings, I happily await further chapters of this story, or I hope you are still working on it

Whoa, you sure got me hooked with that premise, it's not something you see everyday for twidash. At first I thought I'd take a looong time to read this, but ended up reading the whole thing in the blink of am eye. Keep it up, I'll be eagerly awaiting for a new chapter!

This is the stuff, right here!
I'd really want to read more of this, but it's already like 2 am in here and i'm like half asleep :applejackunsure:
Oh who am i kidding, i'll just continue :rainbowwild:

Love this story every single part of it, can't wait for the next update. :rainbowlaugh::twilightsheepish:
P.s crossing my thumbs it's not to far away! :twilightsmile:

This story... oh my gawd :rainbowderp:
You my dear sir, have my attention, take it all, ALL OF IT!
Devoured it all in 2 hours, which was a small mistake because now I have to wait for an update, but sooo worth it.
Eagerly awaiting for more chapters :twilightsmile:

I'm going to agree with Fox-Sama on this one (first comment)

Wow the author had no notes
hmm :moustache:

I think when the doctor said welcome back, he had a troll face up his sleeves! :rainbowlaugh:

Im 100% on Rainbow Dashes side on this one, we need more chapters indeed, and i was sorta hoping there would be some notes from the author reasuring that a new chapter is coming, but sadly my suspisions where wrong :raritycry:

3696663 Sorry about the lack of notes. :twilightblush: A new chapter is coming, it's just been taking a little longer than I thought it would. It should be out soon though. :twilightsmile:

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