• Published 19th Jun 2014
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Her Greatest Desires... Her Darkest Fears - Raidah



When Rainbow Dash is killed in a tragic accident, she is sent to purgatory. Once there, she is faced with the possibilities of everything she ever wanted... Along with that which she feared most.

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Pride

Pride circled around Rainbow Dash, ripping her apart piece by piece in his mind while he contemplated anything and everything he could use against her. His thoughts were all over the place, finding each and every point in her past where her pride got the best of her. He stopped to look Rainbow in the face and smiled a devilish smile.

"You sure have a lot of me, don't you?" He said sarcastically. "It's only been two minutes and already I've got at least two dozen memories." He smirked even wider. "And I plan to use most of them against you."

Rainbow only stared him down, not willing to let him break her. But she knew all to well that he was going to succeed, for she had more pride than any of her friends and she showed it off many times. Often annoying others but sometimes their recognition, if only for not being willing to accept defeat even when it's staring her in the face.

Pride stood in front of her, and snickered under his breath. "Well, Rainbow Dash, I think we can get started."

The scene changed to a sunny day, mid summer by the looks of it, and once Rainbow saw Twilight she knew it was definitely a long time ago, since she was still a unicorn. She, Applejack and Rarity were standing a few yards from the crowd surrounding a bragging Rainbow Dash, and Rainbow instantly remembered what would happen later that day.

"The Mare Do-Well incident? Again?" she questioned.

"Shortly before," Pride corrected. "Look at yourself, still so immature and full of yourself."

"But... I've changed since then," Rainbow defended herself.

"Are you sure?"

The scene jumped forward a few months to when Rainbow had force herself to read for the first time. Or, again, shortly before then. Worrying about her pride of she were to start reading books like Twilight. And back a while to the running of the leaves and the constant competitions she and Applejack were having before that. More and more memories flashed by as Pride threw everything he--or rather, Rainbow herself--had at her. It drove her to the point where she was curled up in a ball on the ground covering her ears and squeezing her eyes shut as tightly as she could. Pride only watched on happily at the damage he was doing to her.

"Pride is the inescapable sin, Rainbow Dash," he said as the last scene faded to black, having exhausted all his resources. "No matter what you do, it cannot be cleansed. You were by far the worst offender."

With that, Pride turned and walked back to his siblings. Proud of himself for managing to drive the mare to tears yet again. Lust gave him an approving nod before stepping forward herself to finish off what was left of Rainbow Dash. She nudged the sobbing pegasus with a hoof, but earned no response. She nudged her again, knocking her into her side, but still Rainbow wouldn't acknowledge her. She reared a hoof back, ready to strike Rainbow when Greed stepped in front of her.

"Come on, Lust. Leave the poor girl alone," he said. "I think she's been abused enough."

"You don't have any say in this, Greed. Now stand aside before I have to scrape you off the floor," Lust said, a long blade forming from her hoof which was still reared back.

"At least give her some time to recover before you do what you're going to."

"I'm not just going to show her the bad stuff, you know," Lust said, which surprised Greed. "I'm going to do what you did, show her the bad but also the benefits had she not been killed like she was."

Greed didn't buy it, he only did that because he felt sympathetic towards her, dying before her time. He stood his ground before looking back at Rainbow Dash, who was staring at the mare who would destroy her and the stallion who got in the way. Greed turned back to Lust, and the two stared each other down for what seemed like hours before he finally dropped his guard.

"Alright," Greed said, stepping aside to let Lust have her fun with Rainbow Dash. "But if you break her too much I'm going to have to force you to replace her.

"Sounds fair to me," Lust said, eyeing Rainbow Dash evilly. "Now..." She started. "Where should I start?"

Author's Note:

There's the Greed I know! I'm actually really enjoying writing this so far and I'm sad that the next chapter will be the last. Oh well, it was a good run. Let me know if you guys want a sequel focusing on how the others are handling the loss of their dear friend Rainbow Dash. I'm considering it but not too sure yet. Anyway, I'm rambling again, hope you enjoyed this one!

-Devs