• Published 28th Dec 2012
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I Almost Lost Everything - Shanenator

Nightmare Moon. Discord. Chrysalis. Sombra. We faced them all, together. Always together. Yet in one heart-stopping moment, I almost lost everything. They don't know, but I do. It keeps me up at night. And it terrifies me beyond anything else.

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Dear Princess Celestia...

Dear Princess Celestia,

Today I learned a very important lesson in friendship. Probably the most important lesson I will ever learn.

You see, about a week ago there was an accident that greatly imperiled my friends. I acted quickly and was able to save them, and I was extremely relieved and grateful for that. However, I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t been fast enough. The whole incident was a rather narrow affair.

I kept asking myself these ‘what if’ questions, and they eventually drove me to become rather distressed. The more I thought about how close I’d been to losing my best friends, the more upset I became.

When I finally returned to Ponyville and was able to see my good friends again, naturally they realized that something was bothering me. But what did I do? I tried to hide my pain. I tried to run away.

I realize now that was the opposite of what I should have done. It took a great deal of patience from my friends to drive that home. They did not stop chasing after me, and once they caught up they waited as long as was necessary to get me to fess up. And when I finally did confess my feelings, they were there to make me feel better.

With true friends, nopony ever has to be afraid to speak their mind. I know now that I can confide any problem in my friends, even if it might upset them as well, and that my friends will help me pull through. Big or small, through thick or thin, I can always rely on my friends to support me.

And that, I think, is a truly magical aspect of friendship.

Ever your loyal subject,
Rainbow Dash

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