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Dash gets what she always wanted: a spot in the Wonderbolts and Spitfire by her side. Their relationship is all speed, all adrenaline, all passion, and absolutely, positively doomed.

A trainwreck of a romance in an ongoing series of slice-of-life snapshots, clop-free.

Restraint, or Lack Thereof - Spitfire knows what she wants, knows how to get it, and knows exactly how wrong this could all go.

Day In, Day Out - Soarin needs to know why Spitfire's been distracted and out of sorts lately, and there's a good chance he already knows the answer.

Been a While - Spitfire isn't the only one in this relationship who's been nursing a crush on her idol for years. Difference is, Dash has been doing something about it.

Burden - It isn't easy being a hero, especially if you're not the hero you thought you'd be.

Forgive and Forget- Dash makes a terrible mistake. Making it won't get her in trouble; trying to fix it could be disastrous.

Wings - Sometimes you get your dreams handed to you on a silver platter. Sometimes that's the last thing you want.

Touchdown and Takeoff - Somepony's gotta put out fires for the Wonderbolts before the team implodes, and Soarin' just drew the short straw.

Shattered - Spitfire is royally ticked off at Rainbow, and RD has no idea why.

Unscheduled - Spitfire gives the Wonderbolts the week off only to find that Dash left a few things unfinished.

What Has Been Seen - The Wonderbolts are taking bets on Spitfire and Dash self-destructing, and Soarin' just wants a nap.

Now featuring beautiful new cover art courtesy of Celebi-Yoshi!

These stories are in continuity with Luna's Librarian and The Rustic & The Romantic.

All chapters originally written as separate entries for flash-fic blog Thirty Minute Pony Stories (TMP). I highly recommend a visit to TMP if you're looking for some of the best 1000-word gems in pony fiction. Many thanks to TMP for inspiring me to write!

Chapters (10)
Comments ( 179 )


Edit: I knew it. Perfection. Instant fave.

Never been a fan of for a series of one shot romantics, but I love this pairing. I shall read.

Forget twidash, I think im sticking to this. Spitfire is the coolest pony ever.

One thing I did notice though was that Dash showed no inclination whatsoever in any of these chapters to want to be with Spitfire. I just dont feel as involved with these relationship crisis chapters as I normally would because I dont feel like the relationship was established as well as it could have been. Not a big problem though, I'm sure you'll have all kinds of stories in this fic as the prompts allow.

Keep up the great writing, you're quickly becoming my favorite author on here.

wow... good luck on this one spitefire

Thanks! Read on!

Glad you're giving it a try! That's all I can ask.

She'll need all the luck she can get. They both will.

Thanks for the compliment! I understand completely about Dash's side of the relationship not coming through as strongly. That's one of the drawbacks of building this story out of 30-minute writing prompts. I challenge myself to work with the prompts I'm given but sometimes I can't make it work the way I want. Stick around, we'll definitely see Dash's side of the story. Hero worship + lust + confidence issues + crush = not a recipe for a healthy relationship.

You were right, a much darker and tenser ship you have going here. I actually believe you downplayed the dip in emotion when you first announced this story, because this is notches more conflicting and gritty than, say, "Luna's Librarian, Twilight's Moon."

...And yet I crave it. I love fluff with all my heart, but sometimes dark chocolate is indulgent too, right?

This could actually happen in the show, Rainbow Dash finally gets the offer she thought she wanted but she realizes now that she can't actually do it and has to reluctantly give up her dream at least for now. :eeyup:

Well I guess any shot at Rainbow DashxSoarin is offically shot. :rainbowderp:

And you finally get to my favorite ship!!! :pinkiehappy:


It won't all be this dark (which is why I avoided the sad/dark tags), but it's definitely not fluffy bunny time. With luck this'll be one of those wrecks you know will be gruesome but you just can't look away from. Also, dark is best chocolate:

Here, maybe. But keep your eyes on this.

Happy to oblige!

Dash may not be sure, but I have a feeling she and Spitfire will be back for more. This is the kind of relationship they only wish they could tear themselves way from.

That's what I've thought would happen since day one. Actually I think she'd be a reserve member or something. Like if one of them is out sick or injured, Dash gets to fill in. Still living her dream, but not detracting from her availability to her friends.

Spitfire you've lost your touch. :facehoof:

Man, you keep making up new ways to make me love this story even more!!!!!!!! :pinkiehappy:

It. Is. So. AWESOME!!!! :rainbowkiss:


The hell is up with folks and 'snapshots' of characters these days? No offense to you, but is it that hard to flush out a scenario, add in some support, and turn it into a flowing story? It seems that a lot of folks are simply being lazy when they do these, as it is the easy way out from writing an actual story.

Note, I'm not dissing you here, but merely ranting about something that folks keep doing, and most of them poorly at that.

Good to see you're hooked!

No offense taken! It's a fair observation. My own reason is what's in the description - I write all these chapters as submissions for the 30-minute writing prompts at TMP. Instead of writing random submissions each time, I try to keep them on theme, or at least in continuity. That lets me build a larger story one slice at a time. I might write the scenes out of order and I often have to do minor editing before I post them here to keep them connected. In the end I can usually crank out at least a chapter a week for each of my ongoing stories thanks to TMP. For instance, I turned tonight's TMP prompt into a chapter for Egghead and Featherbrain, which I'll edit and post later this weekend. I try to keep the stories fresh and interesting and keep the writing at least readable, and hopefully that'll be enough to keep you coming back for more, despite the episodic format.

'Rainbow A. Dash'? That's a new one.

PS: A featured story and only the 20th comment?:trollestia:

wow.... your argument is totally valid. id hate rainbow dash too. this just like in school.:facehoof:

1906741 So they aren't actually gay... they just really, really like eachother? If they are gay then i'm still saying this,

Rainbow Dash was supposed to be all mine!

I thought RD's middle name was Miriam... or am I getting fanfics intertwined with the facts of MLP: FIM again? Either way, dis gon b gud :rainbowlaugh:

1907797 Bisexuality is a common trait in fanfics for ponies. There has not been anything to the contrary in this particular one.

Yes...let the hate flow through you Rainbow. Let it seep into you and consume you!

Holy fuck that was a dark thought of mine. I truly am a sadist when it comes to fimfics...

oooohhhh, EDGY.

Her middle name is "Danger":rainbowdetermined2:

Oooh, swerve! I've seen her middle name as Elizabeth and Miriam in other fanfics. Spoiler: this time she's Rainbow Aeryn Dash, named after Aeryn Sun from Farscape. She has no complaints about her initials. :rainbowlaugh:

Hope you like them both!

She is, she was just super-mad at Spitfire at the end of the "Wings" chapter. I'm sure they'll stick together, though everyone around them wishes they wouldn't.

Dark thought, but this isn't exactly a happy fluffy fic, so welcome aboard!


Only in her own mind. To everyone else, she's Rainbow "Spitfire's personal pet" Dash.

:rainbowlaugh: I don't even remember which series it's from :derpytongue2:

This is just like my clopfic centring around Sparity. :o

Hmmm. I liked the early stages of Luna's Librarian and didn't really get into the Rustic and the Romantic, but I am digging this a lot.

Will watch for more conflicted angst ridden Dashfire.

1908309 Join me Link and I will make your face the greatest in Koridai. Or else you will die! :trixieshiftleft:

1910060 Fixed thanks for noticing. :eeyup:

Also NO! NOT INTO THE PIT! IT BURNS! :pinkiegasp:

1910081 Only Link can defeat Ganon. :eeyup:

Oh, there's definitely more angsty DashFire upcoming! If I may ask, which parts of Luna's & Rustic did you like, and which were you not into? Some parts of those are more angst-ridden than others. And if broken-hearted Dash is what you're looking for, you'll dig my next story Velocity.

What, what?

1906563 Rainbows: it's what's for dinner

1910236 Are you sure it's not lots of spaghetti? :trixieshiftright:

1910124 I have a clopfic that is romantic, slice-of-life, and is very similar to this. :o

1905619 Ah, your highness, may I say snap. :twilightsmile:

1910241 hmm spaghetti does sound nice :D

1910321 I just had some toast with my omelette, not really something you have as dinner, more something to have with dinner

1910334 Did you make that omelette out of cookoos? :rainbowlaugh:

1910359 ERR, UM, WHAT?
i don't.... i can't... :twilightoops:

Well, I've never heard of that series, so I guess that Miriam is just a popular middle name for Rainbow Dash

1910294 Ah, humble peasant, do not refer to me as your Highness... Call me Her Royal Highness The Almighty Princess of all Equestria, Miss Rarity.
(Just kidding. :derpytongue2:)

1910817 hahaha totally just made me giggle :D

I always saw Spitfire as being smarter than this...

Dash's wingpower was 16.5, but this story is fun and amazing so thumbs up from me.

She is, but she's not thinking straight - no pun intended. This will come out more in future chapters: she sees this young hotshot flier, drop dead sexy and with boatloads of talent, and all sense goes out the window. Maybe it's a crush, maybe it's an obsession, or maybe she really is head over hooves in love but has no clue how to show it or deal with it.

Corrected - thanks!!! I was thinking of Thunderlane. When you're writing a 30-minute prompt, there isn't always time to do the research.

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