• Member Since 25th Apr, 2012
  • offline last seen Jun 29th, 2014



Rainbow Dash stands atop her father in a crowd full of pegasi. Massive anticipation lingered in the air. The little filly was certain Cloudsdale would get to host the Equestria games.

But what happens when they don't? What will a father do to comfort his crestfallen daughter whose hopes were shattered in a matter of seconds.

Takes place during and after the flashback from the episode "The Games Ponies Play"

Cover Art by John Joseco

Story Idea Based on Fic by: Colt in the Moon

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 162 )

d'awww... :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

If the the show never gives Dash's dad a name, I am either calling him Spectrum Strike or Dio (thumbs up if you get the reference or if it gets a certain song stuck in your head :twilightsmile:).

2113739 I think of the saying Dum Spiro Spiro

Awww....that was really great.

Loved it.

I'm not surprised that there's a head-canon that Rainbow Dash could have been raised by a single parent.

You really did a good job on this story.


i was thinking "rainbow in the dark" by the late Ronnie James Dio.

2113959 Sounss cool, I'll have to check it out

That was a cute fic; Rainbow's dad is such a good father. The only thing I wounder about is what happened to her Zephyr (I know she died, but how)? Guess that's a story for another day. Good job :twilightsmile:

Well nothing to say here but head cannon accepted. :rainbowkiss:

This made me cry and laugh in enjoyment at the same time. Good job! This short was brilliant.

And for some reason listening to the Dead Island theme while reading made it even more heart-breaking for me.

You are getting a watch from me.

I just introduced somebody new to the brony fandom to my little dashie. Then I read this.. Now I have mixed feels. I mean MLD feels mixed with awesome family moment feels. I have never been so confused in my entire life.


Glad I could be a cause of such emotional befuddlement :rainbowwild:

Kishin brought me here...And made a background song recommendation for it....That son of a bitch.

Damn.....tragic. Did not bring me to tears being a naturally dark and tragic writer so I seriously seen and wrote it all but it was heart breaking....kind of makes me wish I knew my dad, so I could punch him in the face for leaving me and my mom but that's just me...I'm a very dark person. Though this story should have seriously gotten more views then it has now, this was amazing, and I'm very, very proud of you to write such a heartbreaking peice of work, you shall now be Watched my dear friend, I'm honored to have read your work:twilightsmile:

Damned good. The subtlety of the fact that he lost his wife throughout was a nice touch, by the way.

I was wondering when there would be fics for her father. This is nicely done, very nicely done.

OW!!! Right in the feels

Baree #22 · Feb 13th, 2013 · · 12 ·


Nice enough story. Good for a read through at least once.

What is it with bronies though and not seeing a parent automatically meaning that parent is dead? Zephyr being dead is totally unnecessary and adds nothing to this story. You don't need to mention her at all, going with this route just feels like you are trying to hard to cram some more emotion in. The focus here is on a father and his daughter and their bond. Emotion enough right there.

Nice to see your story in the feature box!

God the dash's dad art was drawn quickly, lol


I know, it was a nice surprise to wake up to lol. Thanks again for the help editing man, I really appreciate it.

Very nice and heartwarming. I enjoyed it.
Also congratulations on getting featured! :twilightsheepish:

Not bad... but what possible reason did you have to shoehorn in a "Dead Mommy" bit at the very blippin' end?

I could feel her little hooves pressing down against by back

Not a good way to start off your story :facehoof:

I loved the story I was a nice heart warming story, thank you for writing it.

I knew it was only be a matter of time before someone wrote a fic involving that pony. But what if he turns out to be her brother? :rainbowhuh::twilightoops:

Anyway, you're probably the 1st one with a story featuring that pony on the site, so here's two staches for the initiative :moustache::moustache:

A really nice story! Good job! Isn't that right Big Mac?:eeyup:

An excellent use of first dibs mayte.

An excellent use of first dibs mayte.

2113831 My headcanon is that her mother was killed by what is essentially the Equestrian equivalent of the Knights Templar. But let's not go into that.

Cute story you have here, it deserves a fave.

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or celestia or both what the hell....... rainbow has actual parents or atleast one and he has rainbows on his head toooooooooooooo:rainbowhuh::rainbowderp:

You've been left on your own, Like a rainbow,
Like a rainbow in the dark!

Beautiful story. Hit me right in the feels.

Comment posted by afterceasetoexist deleted Feb 13th, 2013

Augh! Right in the feels!

Uh... hey, just a piece of advice here... You might want to change the name... You don't want to get this confused with a clopfic do you?


Eh, that's revenge for making me cry when I saw the first Pokemon movie as a kid :pinkiesad2:

2117050 The title wouldn't necessarily mean it's a clopfic. For example, do you think your mother or father wants to have sex with you every single time they say 'I love you."?

Wonderful story. We don't get a lot of father-daughter stories in Pony fiction but it's glad to get one that's so well written.

Login or register to comment