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Pony fan inspired by great writers such as Pen Stroke and Conner Cogwork


Rainbow Dash has developed a spectacular new routine for the Wonderbolts, but some of the ponies are finding it too physically demanding.

Is the new display too hard or is there some other reason why Thunderlane can’t stay on the pace?

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Glad you like it - hope you enjoy the rest of it too!

Thanks for the kind words. It's lucky that there was such a positive interaction between your two favorite pegasi in this story!
I was basing Spitfire's response to Thunderlane on the lessons she had learned from Rainbow Dash in "Rainbow Falls" (S4 E10), and was aiming to use that as the basis for a really cathartic ending. I'm glad it worked!

To be honest, he's not one of my favorite background ponies but still, that suck. Poor Thunderlane. :fluttercry:

I loved this and it highlights a cruel fact that most don't consider. No matter how good of an athleet you are, anything can happen to sidline your carrer. I'm happy Thunderlane's team was there to support. great work, keep it up.

Thanks for your kind words.
I found my inspiration for this fic in "Rainbow Falls" (S4 E10), in which Soarin is injured and Spitfire quickly drops him from the Cloudsdale/Wonderbolt team and tries to replace him by luring Rainbow Dash away from the Ponyville team.
Like you say, that really brings home the precarious nature of being an athlete at the top of their game, and I wanted to show how Spitfire had learned from Rainbow Dash and made sure that Thunderlane could continue to play an active part in the team even though his flying days were over.

We don't get to see much of him, but he is a good big brother to Rumble, just like the relationship the CMCs have with their sisters.
I've also tried to show how much others care for him by how they display their humanity to support him.

Thanks - I'll bear in mind what you suggest. Meantime, do check out one of my earlier stories https://www.fimfiction.net/story/383651/the-end-of-innocence to see him with PInkie Pie in an adventure against the changelings.

Thank you for your positive feedback, I'm so glad you liked it!
Thunderlane doesn't get a lot of publicity, so I really enjoyed giving him centre stage for a story with a happy ending.

Pourquoi ce sont toujours les meilleurs qui partent en premier :fluttercry:

You're right - it can seem that way sometimes, but he's got a lot of good friends round him, so maybe things won't be so bad. Read on and find out!

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