• Published 28th Mar 2013
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The Life of a Broken Pegasus - TimeLord_Whooves



Scootaloo will never be able to fly again, and not long after she just learned how.

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A New Day

Scootaloo woke up groggily, her eyes half open, squinting in the morning light. She looked at her back, checking her wings over and thanked Luna that it had not been a dream. She stretched her wings out, reveling in the early morning wind coming in from the window. She smiled widely to herself and walked out to the kitchen.

Rainbow Dash was moving about, making them a quick breakfast before Scootaloo had to go to school. "Oh, good you're up." the cyan pegasus said to her sister, adding some diced apples into the pan on the stove, "I was worried I'd have to go and wake you up today."

"Morning sis, whatcha making?" Scootaloo asked with a yawn.

"Only your favorite breakfast." Rainbow said with a big smile now putting some cinnamon into the pan. "Apple Pancakes!"

Scootaloo jumped up and hugged Rainbow before saying, "Awesome, thank you sis!"

Rainbow Dash smiled as she flipped the finished pancake onto a stack which had been sitting to the left of the stove and brought the stack over to the table. "Dig in!" she exclaimed happily.

Scootaloo did, and she smiled as she bit into the delicious pancakes which were so sweet that you didn't need syrup to go with them. She had eaten her stack in mere minutes, leaving Rainbow sitting there astonished. "You weren't hungry at all." she said sarcastically.

"Nope." Scootaloo replied with a smile.

She got down from the table, put her plate in the sink and stepped into the hallway. She pulled on her saddlebags when Rainbow stepped in behind her. "Be careful with flying today. You know you lost a bit of your flying muscles from not being able to fly for so long." Rainbow said as she hugged Scootaloo.

"I know sis, I'll be fine."

Scootaloo opened the door to the brilliant morning and made her way to school, jumping up and testing her wings a few times before taking off at a low hover. Rainbow Dash watched as she hovered out of sight and stepped back into the house. Her thoughts turned back to the dream she'd been having. She shuddered and tried to calm herself. 'That was so unlikely to happen,' Rainbow told herself, 'that it was actually kind of funny to think about.'

The thoughts lingered but they hadn't been bothering her so much lately. She took a quick look around the house to see if anything needed cleaning up, washed the morning's dishes and headed of to work.

Scootaloo arrived at the school at the same time as Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle. The three ponies rushed over to each other and Apple Bloom jumped up and tackled Scootaloo out of the air, Sweetie Belle jumped on the two rolling ponies.

"How are you able to fly again?" Sweetie Belle shrieked happily.

Scootaloo looked at her friends, seeing their bright, expectant faces. "Twilight made a potion that fixed up Pinkie a long time ago and she just found the recipe yesterday, she amped it up with her alicorn magic and it fixed my wings!" she exclaimed to her laughing friends.

They all stood back as Scootaloo spread out her wings to their full extent and applauded. Scootaloo smiled at their reaction and flapped her wings a few times to hover over them.

Cloudwhisp just walked into the schoolyard as Scootaloo started hovering over her friends and ran over to her. "Scootaloo! You can fly again!?" he yelled, his eyes wide, staring at the orange pegasus hovering over Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom.

Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle turned to him in surprise. "Yeah, Twilight fixed them up yesterday." Scootaloo said happily, smiling at Cloudwhisp.

Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle quickly took up defensive positions around Scootaloo, worried that Cloudwhisp might start something. He stepped back in fright.

"Since when do you talk to Scootaloo like she's your friend?" Apple Bloom asked him menacingly.

"I-I... Uh..." he stuttered, backing away from the two ponies bearing down on him. He turned and ran out of the schoolyard, crying.

"That was mean, girls!" Scootaloo said, giving the two a harsh look. "He's been trying to be friendly with me for a while now! He even told me a secret of his!" Scootaloo flew off after Cloudwhisp before she could say anything else, worried she may have already said too much.

Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom stared at each other in bemusement.

"Cloudwhisp! Wait!" Scootaloo called as she turned out onto the street, seeing his tail wisp away around a building at the end of the block.

Scootaloo flew around the corner as fast as she could, a cart was sitting there, right in her path. With her wings still weak, she couldn't maneuver around the cart and smacked into it, headfirst. The side of the cart shattered and its contents went flying, hearing the noise from the crash, Cloudwhisp turned to look at the mess.

Scootaloo lay there, unconscious. He quickly picked her up and put her on his back and made his way to the hospital.

***

Rainbow Dash came bursting in through the doors, startling the reception mare. "Where is Scootaloo!? Which room is my sister in!?" she cried, definite worry in her voice.

"R-room two." quivered the reception mare from behind her desk.

Rainbow made her way into room two, ignoring everypony in the hospital, including the reception mare who had said, "Wait miss, you can't go in there right now. She's still asleep."

Rainbow kicked the door down and quickly looked over the few beds in the room for Scootaloo, when she saw her she rushed over to the bed and hugged her sleeping sister. "Scootaloo, what happened?" she cried, shaking the unconscious pegasus.

"Miss please!" came a voice from the door, one of the doctors was standing there giving her look of confusion. "Come here, I'll talk to you in my office."

Rainbow Dash reluctantly let go of Scootaloo, placing her gently back into the bed, and followed the doctor.

"You are miss Rainbow Dash, correct? Legal guardian of Scootaloo?" he asked as he moved around his desk and sat in his chair.

Rainbow nodded.

"Well then, you need to know. Scootaloo suffered a minor concussion today. It appears that she was flying down the street when she turned a corner and flew into a cart."

Rainbow gasped and her eyes started to well up, thinking of her dream again.

"She'll be fine, it's only minor. She just needs to get some rest and she'll be okay again." the doctor reassured her.

"You promise that she'll be okay?" Rainbow asked a little forcefully.

"So long as she gets her rest, yes."

Rainbow sighed and made her way to the waiting room to wait for Scootaloo to wake up. When she entered the room she saw Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, Cloudwhisp, Miss Cheerilee, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie all waiting there. "Was I the last to know about this?!" Rainbow asked them all in mad shock.

"Well... I heard from Twilight and Fluttershy." said Pinkie looking over at the two expectantly.

"We heard from Applejack and Rarity as they were heading over here." Twilight said calmly.

"Ah heard from mah sister." Applejack said.

"And I from mine." Rarity added.

"We followed her when she didn't come back after chasing Cloudwhisp." Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle said together.

"I brought her here after I heard her crash into the cart." Cloudwhisp finished.

Rainbow looked over at Miss Cheerilee with a curious look. "And what about you?"

"I went looking for them when they didn't show up to class and when I found out what happened, I came here to see Scootaloo." she said, matter-of-factly.

Rainbow shook her head and joined them all sitting around the room. Turning to Scootaloo's friends, she asked, "So what exactly happened?"

The three quickly told her of the short fiasco. They just finished when a nurse came in and said, "Scootaloo's awake, you can go in a few at a time."

Rainbow Dash, Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Cloudwhisp jumped up and made their way into room two.

"Scootaloo!" Rainbow exclaimed as she entered the door. "You scared me so much."

Scootaloo gave her a confused look. Not wanting to expose her fears to Scootaloo, Rainbow merely said, "You need to be more careful. What were you thinking, trying to fly like that when you still haven't gotten used to your wings again."

Scootaloo looked down and said, "Sorry, I didn't know that that cart was there and I was flying so fast, I just couldn't stop."

Rainbow smiled and sighed, "Well the important thing is that you're okay now."

She let go of Scootaloo and let the others talk to her.

Author's Note:

This one took longer than usual to get out, blame writer's block and studying and the Renaissance Faire for it, keeping me from writing.