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poni should poni poni. so get down. and poni.


They tell you to shoot for the moon. To reach for the sun. But they never remind you of the drop and the distance. Rainbow Dash learns this the hard way. Her friends are at her side, and one refuses to leave it. Pinkie becomes a caretaker for her injured friend. And this is their story.

Inspired by a bag of gumdrops I received during halloween. Nah, I kid. I can't remember where I came up with this. But thanks for reading, anyway. This story contains shipping but of the innocent playful variety. Get your mind out of the gutter, son. You bring great shame to family.

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I don't get why this has so many downvotes. It's great so far.

I agree, while there are a few spelling errors here and there, overall it is well written. I will certainly be watching this story for more. A word of caution is to keep Pinkie Pie in character. So far you are doing well. I quite enjoy it.

Inspired by a bag of gumdrops I received during halloween. Nah, I kid. I can't remember where I came up with this.

Dam... I was really interested when I thought it was inspired by a bag of gumdrops. Still a good read though. :moustache:

Probably cause the whole "dash gets hurt" thing has been done a zillion times before. I knew that as I started writing this silly thing. I am officially calling myself out! For shame, me!


The terrible horrific truth is that I actually hate gumballs! One day when I am president of earth, I will chuck every last gumball into the inferno that I cast my enemies. And I will dance and sing as I breathe in the sweet candy smoke.

But yeah, I haven't had a good gumball in ages. What happened to those things? It's like tootsie rolls. When was the last time you ate a tootsie roll and went "mmm! I am glad I have devoured this!"

It's like they forgot their own recipe.

I too am confused as to why this has any downvotes at all. I'm not quite sure how Dash managed a crash like that, let alone survive it, and there are a few typos here and there, but other than that this is brilliant so far.

She survived because she is secretly STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN.

Wow...I gotta admit, at first, I was sort of apprehensive about the seemingly grimdark stuff when I started reading this fic, but now...Gotta be one of the best fics I've read so far. This chapter = Pure, unfiltered warm-fuzzies. :pinkiehappy::heart:

Gosh DANG it now you got me dieing here waiting for the next chapter!:raritycry:

Masterfully written. I honestly never planned to care about pony shipping, but at least i know im not missing out on beauty like this. absolutely adorable. Cant wait for the next one.

clearly, you're a master in the art the warm fuzzies. another excellent chapter.

"When Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie had arrived at the Cloudsdale Clinic"

I'm not ready for more sad feels just yet, gonna add it to read later instead.

Yeah, ok, read it now.
Instead of the sad feels I was expecting, I got happy feels.

Still unsure how I feel about this ship though.

So....That's a thing.

Pinkie just called Rarity an "Old Wizard", wizards are male. Rarity only objected to being called old.
Rarity is a dude?:rainbowhuh::applejackunsure:

I love this story to death.
And I hope Rainbow sees a therapist or something soon.
Vivid nightmares can be a sign of PTSD, and all.
She certainly had a stressful situation there, lol

girls cant be wizards? i know theres sorceress's but thats female sorcerer. so whats a female wizard? a wizardess? a wizzess?

1802171 Witch if I am not mistaken. or maybe enchantress? I dunno maybe they are just called wizards as well.

Dammit, Rare! Why you gotta be so blind and shit?! AJ's totally likin' you and you don't pick up any signals at all! Geezus, mare... :facehoof:

Ok,I've read ton of fics where dash gets hurt, Pinkie takes her in,etc. But this is probably the best So far :pinkiehappy:


I think that is correct. Witch = female wizard.

Or at least used to, anyway.

Thanks. TBH I just sort of blindly write straight ahead and proofread a few times before I submit chapters to these. I don't have much passion for writing or pride in this sort of thing, but I do have little stories in my head.


Yes though I think it should have ended with a comment about hearing the sound of a dove after they went home...

"That's silly! I wouldn't want to live there." Pinkie stuck out her tongue. "So if I should visit the moon, well I'll dance on a moonbeam and then, I will make a wish on a star. And I'll wish I was home once again. Though I'd like to look down on the earth from above, I would miss all the places and ponies I love. So although I may go I'd be coming home soon. Cause I don't want to live on the moon."

That quote from "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" was the nail in my coffin. I burst into tears. Thank you for such a wonderful story. By far one of my top favorites.

Felt like kind of an anticlimactic ending, but I can't for the life of me explain why.
Regardless, I've loved this entire story. One of my top favourites.



Sesame Street is a timeless masterpiece of a show.
Even now when its 99.9% elmo all the time. Still good.


It's pretty abrupt, yeah.
Fun Fact about this story: the original idea I had was just this chapter.
I shit you not. I had an idea of Dash saying a poem for Pinkie in front of some folks at a party and then, in my infinite wisdom, decided to somehow pen an entire story leading up to that.
Never thought about what would happen afterwards much.
I would have written more but this thing was already 12 chapters long and just...ugh. I just don't have the strength in me!

Here's another FUN FACT!
For the last week I entertained the idea of adding an Epilogue where Gummy, Spike, and Tank burst out of Sugarcube Corner driving a mech made of ovens, grills, and skillets lassoed together with duct tape. They then proceed to join up with Discord and take over Equestria in the name of cold-blooded animals.

As you can imagine such an ending, while funny to me, would no doubt INFURIATE many so I held off.

Doves don't live in Equestria!
Lauren Faust said it herself!
It's even in the show's pitch bible:

"Fluttershy owns every type of bird. Except doves. Doves are the spawn of the abyss and I shan't have their faces appear within this show. Not whilst I continue to draw breath." - Lauren Faust.


I'm bored, can you tell?

"A small trill like that of a turtle dove rose from her throat without her even realizing it."

uh oh we will need to find another description for Dash's mating call then :yay: .

Unless a turtle dove is different enough to not count then in that case that is what I meant.

Seriously though that is hilarious that she specifies that bird to not exist.

No comments on the first chapter? Odd. This is very well written, and I'm not sure why I didn't stumble across it sooner. Even though any story where Rainbow doesn't make it into the Wonderbolts always leaves me a little sad, I really like the premise so far. Also, this line:

"Son, if y'all don't shut up I'm gonna kick yer teeth out."

- Was hilarious. I could totally see Applejack saying this if the show was for older audiences :rainbowlaugh:

They could probably get away with it in the actual show. It's just a threat, after all. Actually showing her kicking someone in the face however.....ehhh......I doubt it would happen! I also hope it would not happen! It'd probably be banned from television. Become an infamous "lost episode" of a beloved TV show.

Well, damn. In the description it said "injured" so I was ready for the old broken wing or something, but - damn
The princesses must have some pretty crazy magic to salvage Rainbow after all that. She basically got mangled mid air, hit cement at top speed and then exploded. Twice. (Well technically it was the light thing and the generator, but close enough).

And now begins the recovery period and the Pinkiedash, I'm guessing. I think I have time for one more chapter before bed...

Yeah I'm not a fan of violence. That chapter is why I labeled this as "dark" although I suppose its a rather broad term. It was rather difficult to write as for one I'm not a writer by any stretch, and plus its a rather icky scene. But I figured from a 'cartoon logic' standpoint that considering the things the characters in the show have managed to live through, it'd require quite a spectacular accident to injure one severely. Anyway I'll stop chiming in! I literally logged in to favorite something and saw your comment go live as I was searching for something so figured I should 'mingle'. To be honest I'm not even sure how this comment/quote system works!

Aw, I was really hoping this wouldn't be a "Dash loses her wings" story, but I suppose the dark tag is there for a reason. Maybe they can still be healed? *cue hopeful optimism*

Yeah, probably not. Despite the whole tragedy of the thing, its interesting to see a sense of realism applied to the crash in terms of the consequences. Not many stories go into detail on that sort of thing (the issues the various news articles brought up) and even though it makes everything that much worse for the characters, its kind of nice to see that range of detail applied.

Anywho, I'm holding on to my optimism until the end of this thing, so here's to hoping things get happier :pinkiehappy:

Yay! Hopeful Optimism has been rewarded :pinkiehappy:

I don't blame Dash for thinking she might snuff it after all that- screw the Wonderbolts, once she's recovered she should try out for the position of Supermare - after all of this there really shouldn't be anything that can phase her short of a nuclear bomb, and if her rain-nuke is anything to go by, even that would be a stretch.

In all seriousness, this part was really heartwarming - your characterization for the rest of the Mane 5 is spot on, so far as I can tell - its just the right amount of concerned mushy-ness. Obviously Dash still has a lot of issues to deal with, but I'm guessing most of the worst is over by this point. Whelp - I'd love to read more, but if I do I'm going to end up like Rainbow Dash, except I'll be sprawled out on my computer desk instead of a comfy cloud couch. Until the next chapter :pinkiehappy:

Aw! This chapter was pretty adorable. All I could think of when Tank was eating the strawberry was that cute picture circulating the interwebs of that dinky little turtle devouring the strawberry almost as big as its head.

And even if the whole Dash getting injured thing has been done a lot before, I don't think that warrants down-votes (although I never downvote anything, so I guess I'm not very versed in that area). Its always nice to see different people's takes on it, and I've definitely never seen it done like this before. Anywho, still loving this. Onward to the next chapter!

I really loved this chapter. I figured Dash's Wonderbolt dreams were pretty much kaput after the whole accident thing, but I like this happy version a whole heck of a lot better. I've seen the Settlers of Catan game around and always thought about trying it - now I know I've got to at some point. Now I'm just hoping the whole removing the cone thing early doesn't result in anything unfortunate - with all of this good news piling in, Dash should have more reason to work against her depression, anyway. Well, only one thing to do - onward!

So. Cute.
Yep, there it is, the heart attack from cuteness overload. Well, I had a good run...

In other news, I'm quite liking the development going on in this thing. Its not rushed, and yet it doesn't drag. In fact, I like it so much that I can ignore my knee-jerk dislike for Rarijack (is it just me, or are most PinkieDash fans Rarijack supporters as well? It seems to be a trend.) Anywho, I didn't even really not like the Rarijack in this story, so you're doing something right. A lot of things, actually, but now I'm rambling. As always, great job :pinkiehappy: Onward!

I'm glad Dash managed to oust her asshat dream self. For a while there I was worried that she'd have some sort of relapse. Onward!

was the most interesting ceiling in the world and wanted everyone to stay thirsty.

What you did there. I see it.

And the S.S. PinkieDash is really taking off, now! :rainbowkiss::pinkiehappy:

I hope Rainbow's philanthropic adventure goes well and she doesn't run into too many judgmental ponies. I dunno if its just me, but I would've thought that a peace and love type world like Equestria would have free healthcare, or that the Princesses would at least donate a ton to cover the medical bills of the injured ponies (if not out of the kindness of their horsey hearts than at least to get the cranky paparazzi offa their backs) Anywho, just a random thought. Onward!

Gummy's eyes always did creep me out a little. Now I know its because he aspires to conquer the world and lord it over all of the little ponies within it, the dastardly little devil!

Another adorable chapter - this has quickly become one of my favorite PinkieDash fics, I'll have you know, and I'll be sad to see it end. Well, not sad enough that I won't continue reading, of course. Onward!

Oh Rarity, quiet romantic dinners are for laid back ponies who aren't shoving sugar into their faces every forty five seconds. I predict shenanigans will grace this date, but that it'll turn out great nonetheless. :pinkiehappy: Well, looks like I've got one last chapter to go - onward!

That poem, like a lot of stuff in this story, was adorable, and I think the ending wrapped everything up perfectly. I would just like to say thanks for a very entertaining read, and not to sell yourself short as a writer. Anyone who's got some ideas and a pen can be a writer, and despite what you say I think you're a pretty darn good one. You wrote something people seem to enjoy, anyway. Anywho, glad you took the time to write this out and share :pinkiehappy:


Thanks! Also Tank eating the strawberry was actually a reference to that image on the internet of the box turtle diving into the strawberry. I tend to shove as subtly as possible to shove random little references to things into these stories. Mainly to see if anyone ever catches onto them.
I am glad you enjoyed the story! Every now and then I re-read this one and "Outlet" (an applejack story i wrote) to see if theres anything I horribly regret when I wrote them. Thus far I have not! Which is good! I can live without shame!

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