Rainbow Dash, fastest pony in all of Equestria and future member of The Wonderbolts has no fear of anything! May it be heights, depths or anything else!
Well... Maybe there's just one thing that she's afraid of- even though she might not admit it herself -, and that is the dentist.
Coming from a childhood trauma she sooner wants to forget, she is deadly afraid of going to these doctors. And the princesses pretty much hate her by now, because of all the days that she could have had a tooth ache, it is just today! Now, join Rainbow and her friend Twilight in this journey of madness and Twilight's growing annoyance in going with Rainbow Dash's antics until she finally finds enough courage of facing her fears and going to the dentist!
A MLP:FiM fic, by Alue14. I do not own the rights for MLP:FiM, they are a trademark of Hasbro, Inc.
Celestia stood with Luna on the balcony of their castle in Canterlot. Luna’s night still covered the lands, and shimmered in all its glory. Radiant stars brought their shy lights onto the Equestrian main, and galaxies were streaked through the sky like strokes of a fine pencil. Nebulae were spotted throughout the sky like dots covering a painting. Truly, the night was made by an artist who truly understood their craft.
But the artist, Princess Luna, had to surrender the beauty of her nightly design to the glory of the day. The artist of this warm lively scene, was no other than the ruler of all the lands, Princess Celestia herself. Luna was always sad when her older sister lifted the day, still remembering what happened over a thousand years ago. Her sister always calmed her younger sibling in these moments, and today, it wasn’t a difference.
“Be calm, Luna. It’s okay.” she said when she saw Luna tremble in despair.
“But ‘Tia, what of our loyal subjects? They haven’t seen my artwork and I-” she was cut short.
Celestia put her hoof in the air, calming her sister. “Luna, they did. I know this may be hard for you, but in your absence, things weren’t left unnoticed. I made sure that all our subjects would gander upon your glorious night.” reassured the Princess of the Day.
“Besides, if you weren’t here to bring the night, what would the ponies do if they didn’t have something to close off the day?” Celestia playfully poked into Luna’s side.
“Tia, quit it! You know I’m ticklish.” said the younger one while laughing.
All joking aside, Celestia prepared herself to change the shift of the planet. Changing the dark blue and black palette of the night into the pink and orange colors of the dawn required a lot of energy. Celestia had to rest a bit from the staggering feat. Pulling a whole star wasn’t something that could be done with ease, even if you were the most powerful creature in existence.
After Celestia regained her strength, the grayish-white small orb that was the moon, was replaced by the big, bright yellow fireball that was the sun. Celestia fell on her knees. This whole ordeal left her breathless. It most certainly wasn’t a sign of Celestia aging, no... she was still in her prime. The brute force of replacing the moon with the sun proved to be a daunting task, even for a creature who could easily stun a Draconequus and cast it into a stone prison.
Luna always ran to her older sister in moments like these, although Celestia never really fell ill from the task.
“Okay, Luna... Let’s get some breakfast...” said Celestia between pants and both exited the balcony for the insides of the castle. Leaving in their wake, were the ingredients for yet another beautiful Equestrian day. While Luna’s night always had the soothing rhythm of chirping crickets, regardless to which hour of the day it was, Celestia’s day was always a complete symphony of sounds. From the cheerful chirping of singing birds, to the buzzing of the bees, and the croaking of the toads, there was never a dull moment.
A swift flew past the castle towards the nearest city. The rural village of Ponyville. Even at this early hour, trains were passing by. The road that lead from Ponyville to the glorious city of Canterlot had ponies walking it, even though the sun had just come out.
The swift eventually landed in a tree which, unbeknownst to him, acted as the library of the village and housed one of the most studious and nervous librarians Equestria had ever seen. The unicorn known as Twilight Sparkle had just been awoken to the rays of the sun, her mentor had raised. The book mare's first task of the morning, surprisingly, wasn’t fixing breakfast. She and her dragon assistant were busy attending to the same thing they did every morning. The checklist for the day.
“Ready Spike?” asked the purple mare.
“Ready!” said the dragon youngling, quill and paper in hand.
“First check of the day, bring the quills Cheerilee asked for her classroom.” Twilight ordered.
“Second, don’t forget to bring breakfast. In Celestia’s name, how do I always forget that?”
“Ehh, Twilight, should I write that last part in the checklist..., or is this just you talking about stuff?” asked Spike, while scratching his head with the quill.
“Spike, how many times do I have to tell you that if I’m referring to something that isn’t on the list, it’s me talking!”
Spike didn’t let that bother him, and resumed writing the checklist for Twilight.
“Third, prepare parchment, ink and quill for a reserve checkup list, if the first checkup list may be inadequate,” Twilight said while smiling sheepishly. Spike just fell down, groaning.
“This is going to be a loooonngg morning...”
The swift left the treehouse for what it was, and resumed its way. It flew higher this time, up into the clouds that surrounded Ponyville. One particular cloud catched its attention, a cloud which had a house upon it. The most particular thing that captivated it was the rainbow waterfall near the side of the building. The swift decided to take his rest there for awhile, to gather up strength for the next leg of his journey.
He peered inside the house...
A certain cyan blue pegasus was still sleeping in her bed. No surprise, yesterday she had stayed up late. DJ-Pon3, or as her normal everyday name was called Vinyl Scratch, was busy on a tour throughout the whole of Equestria with her newest remixes. Rainbow Dash was invited to Vinyl’s newest rave by her co-workers, in order to celebrate the first day of her ‘forced vacation’.
Rainbow Dash was a working pony. Not like the farmers or salesponies that wandered Equestria. No, she was simply a weather pony, responsible for the climate in Ponyville.
Normally, she would be ready at this time. Flying to the weather station and preparing herself for the task that lay at hand for the day. But today, it was different.
Her boss, due to a mis-calculation, forgot to file in the workdays she and her co-workers had done so the Equestrian Weather Federation- the organization which controlled the weather of all Equestria -issued that these ponies were to receive a period of two weeks leave.
Of course, Rainbow Dash was happy first for the idea that she received off, but later she remembered what she would do in these days. Trying to get in in the Wonderbolts was out of the question since the local farmer, Applejack, forbid Rainbow to ever come near her orchard again for quite a long while. Applejack didn’t forgive and forget much when it came to her apple orchard.
So, now with the days off, she was bored. She did receive a whole bunch of Daring Do books, some stories even she had never read yet from Twilight, but she was sure that even this wouldn’t relieve her boredom.
So, Rainbow Dash was sleeping off from the rave of last night. But the rays of the sun wouldn’t stay hidden for long and breached into the flying pony’s room. Rainbow Dash awoke, frantically attempting to fight off the rays. She was muttering something about her mother letting her sleep longer and how she wasn’t ready to go to flight camp today.
Her fight against the rays was futile, and eventually she was awake. The first thing her weary eyes saw was the wall-wide poster of her childhood hero. The previous Wonderbolt captain, Furious Storm. The poster was even autographed. Dash still remembered that day like it was yesterday...
She quickly regained her thoughts. ‘No time for memories, Rainbow Dash! Today we will try to get in the Wonderbolts! We only have to find another place to train our routines!’ she said to herself, cringing about the thought of having the hooves of both Applejack ánd Big Mac in her face again.
She stepped off her bed and walked in the bathroom. Rainbow Dash was not one who took mouth hygiene very seriously, so she quickly brushed her teeth and spat it out. She closed the cabinet above her sink and walked into the kitchen.
Once again, Dash wasn’t a morning pony so her breakfast mostly consisted of nothing more than a bowl of sugar-coated cereal and some cupcakes Pinkie Pie had always supplied her with. Sometimes she wondered how that pink mare was even able to bring those to her home in the clouds to beging with...
She quickly ate her breakfast, drank some milk and left a few leaves of lettuce for Tank. She still had to thank Fluttershy for pushing her to let Tank compete. If it wasn’t for him, she still would be in Ghastly Gorge...
With that done, she opened the door of her cloud home, unfurled her wings and took skywards for yet another bright day, and another chance to accomplish her childhood dream. While she was flying, she remembered a very secluded part, just 2 Kms East of Ponyville.
The swift, just like the pegasus, flew away for another part of Equestria. But in the town of Ponyville, another mare was slowly beginning to wake up as well.
Inside one of the houses of Ponyville, the morning rays of the sun also breached into the room of a sleeping mare, but this mare had a different morning routine. The rays filled the room of a unicorn. She had a turquoise coat, a white-saturated blue striped mane and tail and an hourglass cutie mark. Instead of the pegasus, who attempted to fight the rays, this mare awoke with it.
She entered her bathroom but instead of the pegasus, who brushed her teeth with just two swigs, she took many precautions. She brushed it for the normal 2 minutes and flossed her teeth. After that, she washed her muzzle. After she washed herself, she walked over to the kitchen and decided to eat an apple. She then levitated her lunch into her saddlebag, as she grabbed her most cherished piece, a simple brush. Colgate whispered, “Brushy, brushy.” to the brush and placed it in with her lunch. She placed her saddlebag on her back, and walked out of the door.
This mare was, just like the pegasus, a working pony. But instead of being a mere employee, Colgate had her own business. She was Ponyville’s town dentist.
Colgate, while walking, hummed a little tune. Something merry, but something you couldn't put your finger on if you heard it. Whenever anypony asked her about it, she would always say it was a secret. It was a actually a little lullaby... Colgate had very loving parents who stood behind her in everything she did, but when she did wrong, her parents were always lovingly pointing out her flaws.
After a bit of walking through the slowly awakening city of Ponyville, she stopped at the door of her workplace. Her attendee wasn’t there yet, so she had some time to give a ‘closer inspection’. The mare wasn’t a mare that held secrets, but this little secret, if it would leak out through in the city or maybe the whole of Equestria, could seriously damage her career, or even end it...
Colgate walked into the examination room, closed the door, laid down on the chair and surfaced her precious childhood item- her old brush. She relaxed a little, sighed freely and combed through her hair; all the while singing a happy, merrily tune.
‘Brushie, brushie, brush, brush, brush, brush...’ She did this for quite a while...
Meanwhile, Twilight was walking through the town. She had brought the quills to Cheerilee and was quite happy. It was a Saturday, and Spike had asked Cheerilee what she was doing in the classroom on a day like this. Twilight wanted to give Spike a little pat on the head for that question, but Cheerilee just merrily chuckled at the dragon youngling.
‘Funny that you asked, Spike. I enjoy your eagerness.’ said Cheerilee with the same demeanor she had when she taught her fillies throughout the week. Spike placed his claws on his middle and grinned to the unicorn he was riding. Twilight sighed from his stupidity.
‘You see, Spike, a teacher has more work than only teaching itself. A teacher should also work on lesson plans she or he will bring on when the next day comes. She or he should also examine the lessons for the fillies for errors and other things.’
Spike listened with interest to Cheerilee, explaining the craft of teaching. Twilight didn’t care much, as her own teacher did pretty much the same thing when she was young. After Cheerilee had finished her explanation, Twilight thanked Cheerilee and walked further, out of the classroom and went towards the nearest restaurant for breakfast. Sometimes Twilight would kick herself for forgetting to eat in the morning.
She soon found a restaurant, but before she could order, a flash erupted from out of nowhere to reveal a pink earth pony.
‘Twilight! My forelegs and backlegs both moved and with my Pinkie Sense, I knew that you were hungry so I waited in Sugar Cube Corner, but you didn’t came over, so I began searching around and I found you here, and I thought the worst and-’
Twilight wanted to say that Pinkie should stop, but within an instant, Pinkie dragged Twilight all the way over back to Sugar Cube Corner while talking gibberish into her ears. Twilight thought she saw Pinkie’s mane straightening again, but it was just a flicker in the sun. At least, that’s what she hoped.
Spike, still on Twilight’s back, was holding for dear life when Pinkie yanked Twilight over to her place. Mr. Cake was just finishing a small order, when Pinkie burst into the room. Luckily, the large wooden door held its composure, with Mr. Cake sighing in happiness as it revealed the Pink Menace.
Mr. Cake wanted to say something to Pinkie, but before he could speak, Pinkie sped up the stairs in a pink and purple flash. After Pinkie’s record breaking attempt ascending the stairs of Sugar Cube Corner, she broke through the door of her room and placed the purple unicorn in her room, right behind the door.
Twilight and Spike were still dazed after the wild ride and it took them a while until they regained their composure. The first thing Twilight sensed, was the smell of foal powder. The strong, musky smell penetrated her nostrils and snapped her back to consciousness. She spun her head around, and what she saw next, was a part she didn’t immediately recognize as a part of Pinkie’s room.
At the far most right of Twilight’s position stood a cradle. She walked to it, and saw the two young foals the Cake’s had.
Pound and Pumpkin Cake.
They were both silently sleeping, with a smile on each face.
Twilight walked further and saw plushies littered across the floor. Twilight assumed that they were the toys the small foals played with. There lay a tortoise, a butterfly and a monkey. Twilight tried to avoid the stuffed animals, but due to the darkened lighting of the room she accidentally tapped one of the animals with her hoof. Twilight let out a little shriek, quickly placing her hoof to her mouth to silence it. She didn’t want to wake the small Cake’s.
Whew, THAT was close!, she thought.
She almost shrieked again, but kept herself silent. A foul, moist taste filled her mouth. After she knew that the twins weren’t awake, she brought back her hoof and saw it was full with saliva. The whole hoof was drenched with saliva. A quick inspection revealed that all the stuffed animals were soaked with pony saliva.
Twilight could only conjure up that one of the foals used to stuff the stuffed animals in its mouth, but she couldn’t tell which one.
Spike regained his senses after what seemed like an eternity, but was nothing more than 10 minutes.
‘Wooowww... Holy guacamole, what did Pinkie eat this morning?’ spoke Spike, groggily. ‘Shhh... quiet, Spike! We’re in the foal’s room!’ whispered Twilight, placing her other hoof on Spike’s face.
‘The foal’s room? Why would Pinkie put us here?’ whispered Spike in return.
‘I don’t know, Spike, but I don’t like it a-’
Twilight was cut off when Pinkie silently opened the door, and made a gesture with her hoof, indicating that Twilight and Spike could come. Luckily for them both, the pink mare had calmed down.
‘Sorry for that little freakout, Twilight, but I had one of my ‘Pinkamena moments’, if you know what I mean.’
‘“Pinkamena moments?” What do you mean, Pinkie?’
‘Well, Twilight, when I get a little more mad than normal, I turn in a super meanie pants. Just like when I forgot my own birthday, remember?’
Twilight suddenly realized.
Of course! That explains her moment back then!
Twilight wanted to ask Pinkie why she let her and Spike wait in the same room where the foals slept, but Pinkie already answered.
‘Oh, yeah. Twilight, the reason that I locked you and Spike up with the twins, is-’ but Pinkie was cut off short when she suddenly blasted away. Twilight and Spike were stunned.
‘Wow, where is she going to this time?’ said Spike, regaining consciousness after the blast.
‘I don’t know, Spike. I just don’t know.’ It was all she could say.
Twilight hadn't spoken a moment too soon, and as if by magic, the pink earth pony mare stood in her face again, carrying a tray of cupcakes and other pastries.
‘Here you go, Twilight! A blessed breakfast from Sugar Cube Corner!’ said Pinkie Pie. Twilight was still stunned, but after a while, she took a cupcake from the tray and munched on it. ‘Not bad.’
‘I know you readers are thinking that I’m going to cut her open soon, but it’s alright! This fic ain’t gonna have that happen to her!’ said Pinkie to nopony in particular.
Twilight and Spike were, once again, stunned after Pinkie spoke to herself, but Pinkie shushed them and muttered under her breath, ‘Stupid fanfic...’
Meanwhile, somewhere on the outskirts of Ponyville, a rainbow colored streak could be seen and it was flying through the air and practicing some of the most difficult routines seen by pony eyes. Yes, Rainbow Dash was back in business.
Someday, she hoped that Spitfire or Soarin’ would see her routines, welcoming her into the Wonderbolts, but there was always something that forced her to postpone her lifelong dream.
The sun shone beautifully on the small field where Dashie was flying, radiating it with a relaxing heat. The birds chirped loudly and gloriously. The smell of wet wheat filled the nostrils of Dash while she was flying, and it smelled satisfying.
Dashie was speeding yet again. She turned around for a corkscrew and sped faster to prepare herself for the Buccaneer Blast. The small field was witness to a gigantic blast of light. But Dashie wasn’t finished yet. She sped fast enough to fly high above the clouds, turning a couple of them around and flew downside, building a massive amount of speed. She was so fast, that a cone formed around her and exploded in a blaze of beautiful rainbow light. Once again, she managed to pull off a Sonic Rainboom.
While she was flying with a rainbow trailing behind her, she thought she saw a streak of fire flying alongside her. She didn’t know who or what this strange occurrence was, but she wasn’t planning to go down without a fight. Pony or not! So, she prepared herself to speed off, and woosh! There she went.
For five long minutes, Rainbow Dash and the firestreak were racing a race that could have gone down for the ages. Dashie flew with great speed, overlapping the streak of fire, causing her to create yet another sonic rainboom. A random cloud appeared into Dash’s flightpath. She crashed into the cloud with great speed. After she regained consciousness from the crash, she collapsed on the cloud while laughing her plot off. She turned around and laid down happily on the cloud.
She slept there for a few minutes. Dash was awoken when someone or something was talking to her. ‘Dash... Dash... Rainbow Dash, wake up, ’ it said. Dashie didn’t want to wake up, the dream she was in was too good. ‘Dash, hey, wake up. Come on, Rainbow Dash it’s time to wake up!’ the voice spoke to her. Eventually, she awoke groggily.
‘Yeah, yeah, Mom. I’m awake-’ Suddenly, she remembered that voice. That gruff, female voice. She turned her head around and saw Spitfire, the current captain of the Wonderbolts in her Wonderbolts uniform.
‘Heh, Dash. Saved Soarin’s pie ánd managed to defeat the Wonderbolts captain in an epic race. I knew you had potential, Dash... But now we're sure that you’re ‘Bolts material!’ said the yellow and orange pegasus. Dashie couldn’t believe her words, she managed to defeat Spitfire! One of the best flyers Equestria had ever seen!
‘Ohmygoshohmygoshomygosh!’ was everything that she could manage to say to Spitfire when she handed the uniform and flight goggles to her, and kept saying when she put the uniform and goggles on.
‘Welcome to the team, Dash! Bet ya can’t defeat me in a race to Cloudsdale!’ said Spitfire.
‘Hah! We’ll see about that!’ returned Rainbow Dash, sporting her new uniform. They prepared themselves, unfurled their wings, and took off into the setting sun.
Or, it could’ve happened if Dash wasn’t sleeping her plot off... She awoke on the same cloud, shook her head, screaming the name of Spitfire and saw the fireball she was flying against. She knew that the fireball gave up too quickly. If it was Spitfire with her Sonic Firebolt, it would have been far more difficult.
She saw that it was only Derpy with her tail on fire...
She then came to grips that it was all a dream. She groaned in defeat. Yet another chance to be a Wonderbolt crushed. ‘How in Nightmare Moon’s name can I get their attention?!’ screamed Rainbow Dash in the sky, small tears of disappointment streaking from her eyes.
Suddenly, a bolt of pain flowed through her veins. It was a very harsh pain, similar to a very hard pinch in the arm. ‘Ow! What the?’ Dashie said.
‘Ow! Come on!’ she said when the pain kept on going. She took off, flying back to her house. She had enough practice for today. ‘Ow!! Oh, come on!’ Dashie cried again. All along the flight, she cried from the strange pain that ran through her. The pain became too harsh and she crash landed into a tree. She found the pain coming from her mouth. She stuck her hoof into her mouth and searched throughout her mouth. When she brushed over a tooth back in her mouth, it caused a sudden jolt of pain, and then came the realization.
She had a toothache...
‘Oh no! Ohnohnohnonhnohno TWILIGHT!!!’ she screamed while flying away to the Golden Oaks Library...
A MLP:FiM Fic by Alue14. I do not own MLP:FiM, it is a product of Hasbro.
Rainbow Dash flew as fast as she could, regularly stopped by a very painful bombardment out from her mouth. She wished it wasn’t what she thought it was. In all what Equestria had to offer, she wished it couldn’t be that!
Meanwhile, in the Golden Oak Library, Twilight came back into the building, and finally filled up with the cupcakes and other pastries that Pinkie was friendly enough to offer her as breakfast. Oh, how could the bookmare bucked herself for forgetting her breakfast. Her young assistant, the purple dragon Spike, ran after her with a hell of a roll of paper.
“I hope that’s all of the errands you have to make today, Twi!” Spike said.
Twilight chuckled. “Yes, Spike. It’s enough.” Spike began to sigh in comfort. “But can you get me The Spells of 2012 for me? It’s the biggest book on the shelf!” Spike quickly changed his sigh in a full blown groan.
Why, Twilight? he thought. He began climbing the ladder that flanked the huge wall of books that was that shelf of the library. Spike hated this part of the chore. Every time Twilight was ready with running errands, she always needed something big to read, as if she needed to learn something more than she already had.
Spike began climbing, swearing dragon curses under his breath. The huge wall always reminded him of the time he wanted to know for his dragon kin. He still felt sad since she still didn't knew if dragon's actually cried, and the meeting of those three jerks certainly didn't help matters, either...
Spike felt worse when he climbed the shelves of Twilight’s library. He was also torn apart, because Twilight had magic and could easily levitate the book from the shelf itself. He began to feel like Twilight’s little slave...
He eventually found the book and climbed down the shelf, but due to the thoughts that plagued Spike’s mind, he had let a little tear that he never noticed. Spike didn’t see it, and then slid on the wet fluid.
“Woahoh!” Spike screamed when he slipped on the wet step. He fell down head first, losing the book from his grasp.
“Spike!” Twilight screamed. He quickly grasped both Spike and the book with her magic, stopping both the objects from a deadly impact. Twilight levitated Spike to her, landing him in her hooves and asked, “Are you okay, Spike?”
Spike opened his eyes and saw that he wasn’t turned into a little patch of green and purple on the ground, but instead laid in the caring hooves of his lavender unicorn guardian. “Tw-Twilight?”
“You really scared me, Spike. What happened?”
Spike tried to withhold the tears that were forming in his eyes. He knew what had happened. He said, “T-Twilight, I think I’ve got something to tell you.” And so, he told Twilight, with a sob-filled voice, “I thought I was becoming your slave.”
Twilight returned with a caring nuzzle.
“Spike, why would I make you a slave? You’re my assistant and my friend, you do enough work with other things than that.”
“But why do I have to take all those books when you’re running errands?” Spike asked.
“I’ve done that enough times without your help, Spike, but it’s a very heavy load on my horn. The last time I’ve done that my horn was so crooked that I had to be hospitalized for five days!”
Spike returned with a nod. He knew. He had to keep the library clean during that week. What a nightmare! he thought.
“After that, the doctor told me that I never had to do that again. So that’s why I always ask you to do that for me! I’m sorry that I never told you this before.” Twilight said.
Spike nodded in recognition. Twilight was happy enough. Twilight wanted to take a peek into the new book she attained recently, until she heard her name screamed from outside. She stood on all fours and took a peek out of the window only to jump away when she saw a blue blur flying towards the window.
A gigantic mess of fallen paper was the result. Books and scrolls lay scattered across the room and the unicorn and dragon youngling were buried beneath it. The mare that crashed as the proverbial elephant in the porcelain store was frantically searching the purple mare while placing a hoof on her mouth.
“TwilightyougottohelpmeIgotterriblepainsinmymouthand-” the cyan mare rambled along, not noticing that a head peeked out of the paper mess. Twilight groaned.
“What is it now, Rainbow Dash?” Twilight said.
Rainbow Dash almost jumped out of her skin when she saw the head of Twilight peeking out of the collapsed pile of documents, but regained her posture when she realised it was her friend.
“Oooff, Twilight! You scared me there!” A jolt of pain went through Rainbow’s mouth. “Ouch!” she said.
Twilight heard the yelp of pain and the discomfort her friend was in, and aided with a helping hoof to the pegasus. “Dash, is everything okay?” Twilight asked.
“No! Ouch! Can’t you hear?! I’ve got a heck of a toothache and I want you to help me with it!” Rainbow Dash snapped to Twilight. “A toothache?” Twilight laughed. “But Dashie, that’s no reason to get all scared about."
Rainbow Dash was unsure. She still was tryingg to acknwoledge the pain that flushed through her veins.
“Just go to a dentist. I don’t know why you’re so sketchy about a single toothache.” Twilight said, aiding a simple hoof.
Dashie slapped the hoof out of her reach and was even more frantic.
“No, I don’t! Twilight, you don’t know what they DO to you! They put needles in you and, and, and they pull your teeth out and, and, and...” Rainbow Dash’s hair started to go loose and rifled. “And, and, and.. Oh, mommy, help me...” she cried out when she cowered into a fetal position, sobbing and shivering.
Of course, Twilight firstly thought this was just Rainbow Dash acting silly. Lately, she had faked being in distress. Just to pull her friends into a playful prank with the help of Pinkie Pie. Twilight still remembered the hours she had lost to bathing from the pellets of Poison Joke the pink mare had flung to her in the bushes.
“Okay, Rainbow Dash. If you are trying to play funny, your prank has lost its meaning. Stop it right here, and I will not be angry at you. Also, Pinkie Pie? Come out your hiding spot, wherever you are!” said Twilight Sparkle.
But no reply came, not even a groan. The only sound that came out of the empty library was a simple “who?” of an groggy Owlicious. And the sobbings of a distressed mare.
Twilight wasn’t sure what to do now. “Eh, heheh... Okay, Dashie, its seems that you aren’t pulling a prank. Strange...” After she had said that, she bolted to the case of books. ‘Oh, what have I done? What do I do now?!” she said while flipping through the books she telecinectingly pulled aside from the cases.
While Twilight tried to find a cure as fast as she could, Spike the little dragonling walked to the cowering and sobbing pegasus. “Hey, Dashie, are you okay?” he said. The pegasus perked her head to Spike. Strangely, her distress was lowered while Spike was talking to her. “Y-ye-N-no, Spike, I-I’m n-not!” The young dragon, though limited by his young age, had some empathy with the pegasus. “Well... Why not?”
“S-s-spike, t-t-this is s-s-s-something that h-h-happened to me w-w-w-when I was young.” Dashie said, still cowering a bit. Spike brushed his hand over the mane of Dash, and said. “Then you better talk to Twilight about this.” He then walked away, with a face that Dashie would have thought said ‘I’m sorry.’ but wasn’t sure.
Twilight had stopped with her frantic search through her books and heard that Spike tried to reassure Rainbow Dash. She had heard that her fright for the dentist was due to a bad memory in her past. Twilight placed her books back, and walked to the cowering filly. She saw that she was in pain, both physically as mentally.
Twilight wanted to help the mare... But all the psychological books she had ever read, both in the library she called home as the library back in Canterlot, couldn’t help her if one of her friends should suffer fear in this way.
She then remembered that Dash had stayed up late for the past few days and was tired. Perhaps that could be a reason to her distress... So, she quickly casted a sleeping spell on Rainbow Dash and grasped the rainbow pegasus with her magic and climbed the stairs to place her in her bed. Dash fell asleep soundly.
After Twilight had placed the pegasus in her bed, she climbed down the stairs, keen to find out what had been troubling Rainbow Dash that much...
Meanwhile, the sleep of the Rainbow mare was to be short. A few minutes in, she began to experience a nightmare...
Rainbow Dash was lying quietly reading a book on her bed. The book was rather good, so good in fact, that she was totally immersed in it.
Suddenly, a sharp pain brought her back to consciousness. She yelps quietly, but then she has noticed that the scenery has changed. No longer is she in her bedroom, but in a rather creepily abandoned hospital. She also notices that she is standing on her hooves instead of lying on her bed. She then walks around for a bit, to see if there’s somepony who could help her.
After a while, her fears had become true. This hospital is empty, and nopony is around. Her heart begins pounding in her chest. She tries to scream for help. But for some reason, she cannot scream. More and more, she begins feeling scared.
Strange sounds echo the empty, darkened halls. At every sound, the young mare turns her head around and starts to act more and more paranoid.
After a while, she noticed a framed picture of a dam. She looks at the picture and wonders why there's a picture of a dam, there. Suddenly, she hears a hissing sound behind her. Startled, she turns around and sees an alligator. The hell beast lunges towards Rainbow, and the young mare runs for dear life. Rainbow Dash tries flapping her wings, but they seem to be stuck.
After a while, she sees at the end of the hall that there’s a broken window. Dashie celebrates that there's a way out. With the last ounces of her strength she runs towards it. Five meters later, the sharp, maddening pain shoots through her veins and causes her to slow down. She tries to ignore the pain and run faster, but the window is getting farther and farther away and the alligator is getting closer and closer. Dashie tries with all the strength in her body to keep running, but the pain just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. With tears in her eyes she keeps on running, but it’s all in vain. The alligator has easily breached the part separating him and the filly and lunches towards the Rainbow filly, opening his jaw to lunge to his prey...
Rainbow Dash awoke from this maddening dream with a wet bed and breathes heavily, panting sickly.
It took a few minutes to regain her thoughts and to get herself to know that that was a dream and this was the real world. After she regained her senses, she crawled into a fetal position and cried. Between her sobbing and hiccups, she wailed for her mother...
While Rainbow Dash had awakened from her terrible nightmare, Twilight did what she always did in situations like these.. By sticking her head in every book she could find. Although she had read every psychological book she could find, in this situation they were as much of a help than a bunch of wet sticks for starting a fire. Twilight knew this, but it was better than to do nothing.
She was so engrossed in her studies, that when she heard the silent hiccups of Rainbow Dash she firstly thought Spike was crying. ‘Spike? You’re okay?’ she asked. Spike, who was trying to get some sleep said to her, ‘Yes, Twilight. Why do you ask?’ Twilight didn’t respond to Spike’s question, but instead ran up the stairs of her home to her bedroom.
She came back with Rainbow Dash in her magic. Dashie wasn’t crying, at least not that much. For the untrained eye, it seemed that Dashie had calmed down. But she was calmed down by a spell Twilight had cast on her. Although it was one of the most powerful calming spells Twilight could think of, Dashie still was silently sobbing...
Twilight had brought down Rainbow Dash and let her rest for quite a while. When she awoke, she and Twilight began to talk. Twilight wanted to know where Dashie’s fear for the dentist came from and why she wanted her mother to be with her.
Twilight was keeping close attention to the soundly sleeping Rainbow Dash, although there were moments where small yelps and silent sobs came from her mouth.
After a while, she awoke with a yawn and padded eyes. Twilight did her best to conform the pegasus mare. Rainbow Dash said it was alright when Twilight asked if she was okay.
While Dashie slowly regained her emotions she began telling Twilight about her youth. Things like why she was afraid of dentists.
“Twilight,” Rainbow Dash spoke, “I’m sorry that I- well, was like this. “ she said while rubbing her back with her hoof. Twilight reassured the young mare. “It’s alright, Dashie, it’s alright. If you’re afraid of something, you’re simply afraid of it.” Twilight comfortingly said.
“Thanks, Twi. You see, there’s a reason for this, but if you tell this to anypony I think I’m going to deny this!” Dash said, threateningly. Twilight chuckled lightly. Well, Dash is back, alright! Twilight thought.
Rainbow Dash sighed. “Twilight, my fillyhood is- or should I say was- just like any other.” Twilight was surprised, she thought that the youth of a mare like Rainbow Dash’s would have been a lot different than other mares...
“But that doesn’t mean it was all sunshine and rainbows, Twi!” That answer made Twilight grin a little. Looks like even Rainbow Dash has her pony-side... she chuckled a bit.
“My parents were loving, and even caring, but my brother was kinda a jerk.” Rainbow Dash said. From this, Twilight was shocked a bit. She didn’t knew that she had a brother, and never thought that IF she had one it would be such a horrible example.
“Yeah, Twilight, I know this sound strange for you because you have such an AWESOME brother- but mine’s wasn’t cool...” Dash said with annoyance in her voice, startling Twilight a bit. “First of all, he was kinda like a prankster. Kinda like me but undeniably, unquestionably, uncool!” Twilight glanced skeptically after Rainbow had said that.
“Really?! Well, tell me about some of those moments, then.” Twilight started the conversation.
“Okay, Twi, but beware, your opening the jar. There’s NO turning back now, ya hear?” Dash said while hovering in the sky a bit and poking Twilight with her hoof.
Twilight sighed. Why does she have to do things always that dramatic? she thought. Why can’t that mare just start a story normally, like everypony does? “Good.” Rainbow Dash said, while landing on the ground. “This thing’s happened when I was a foal, take 1 or 2 years.” Twilight made a quick mental note about how Dashie must have looked like when she was that old.
“My brother was around 3 years, so a pretty young colt. While I was sleeping in my bed in my room, my brother had the guts to change my little...” Dash stopped, blushing a bit. “Oh, crud. That’s right.”
Twilight couldn’t help to notice this.
“What’s wrong, Dash? What’s the- Oh.”
“Yeah, yeah, cut the chase, Twi. I know-”
“Twilight! Stop it-”
“YOU HAD A BLANKIE WHEN YOU WERE A FOAL?!” Twilight said while bursting out into laughter. The mere thought of Rainbow having a blankie was too funny to not hold in her laughter, and at such a young age she just couldn't help it to laugh on how cute that must have been...
“OH, THAT’S IT, TWILIGHT!” Rainbow Dash screamed and charged Twilight, but a fortunate jolt of pain shot through her veins stopping her dead in her tracks.
“OUCH!” she screamed and fell to the ground, clutching her snout with her hooves, crying silently. “Ohoh... Make the pain stohohop!” she wailed silently and rocked on the floor.
Twilight, who regained her emotions form the sudden reaction of Rainbow Dash felt compassion for the poor mare. She saw she had horrible pain, from which she thought- A pony like Rainbow Dash could SURELY handle some pain?!- but then again, a rotten tooth wasn’t exactly a walk in the park, either...
Twilight even felt some sadness when she kept on watching Dash clutch her snout with her hooves, so she decided to help her.
She went to her kitchen, and rummaged through her medicine cabinet, searching for a medicine. Luckily, she found it without the help of Spike. She grasped it with her telekinesis and went back to Rainbow Dash to give it to her.
When she returned to her, she found out that Dashie still was holding her snout. Transparent pearls coming from her eyes made clear that Rainbow Dash was crying.
Poor filly... Twilight thought solemnly.
She sat down to Dash and placed the pill into her mouth. She poured some water into her mouth and she swallowed it easily. Twilight then grasped the shaking body of Rainbow Dash and rocked her slowly, humming a lullaby.
The anesthetic worked quickly, fortunately. Rainbow Dash had calmed down and even slept for a bit.
Twilight giggled. This was pretty much a, very awkward experience.
Of course, she screamed and jumped immediately out of the grasp of the purple mare and said, “WHAT THE HAY, TWILIGHT??!! I DON’T RUN THAT WAY!!” After she groggily noticed that Twilight was holding her like that.
Twilight laughed a bit and calmed her down, again.
“All right?! Twilight, I LAID IN YOUR ARMS! What would Applejack think if she saw me like that?!”
Twilight just kept on giggling and said,
“*giggles* Dashie, Applejack is busy harvesting the apples at her farm, there’s nothing to worry about.”
This caused the blue mare to seemingly calm down.
“Ookay, ‘cause you said so, Twi...” she said reluctantly.
Twilight walked back into the kitchen and made herself some tea. If she was going to listen to the rest of Rainbow Dash’s story, she better prepared herself for a long haul.
She returned to the main room of the library, with the cup of tea in her telekinetic grasp. She even had brought two cushions for her and Dash to sit on.
Twilight and Rainbow Dash sat down. After that, Rainbow Dash asked.
“What DID you gave me, anyways?”
Twilight sipped from her tea, and said,
“When I was little, I was very prone to magical colic. My mother gave me pills of Germane chamomile extract. They are anesthetic pills, it will stun the pain for a while.”
Rainbow Dash thought about this for a while, and smiled. Germane chamomile, always does the trick, she thought. Then, she continued with her story.
“So, as I was telling, my brother had the guts to chance my blankie with a whole bunch of spiders! Not small spiders, not friendly spiders, Twilight, but freakishly long and hairy spiders, Twilight!” Twilight remembered. Princess Luna had changed a whole bowl of plush spiders from a game into such creepy spiders with her magic at the Nightmare Night celebration when she was being angered by Pinkie Pie’s antics.
“I know the spiders, Rainbow Dash.” Twilight said, defusing the issue.
Rainbow Dash grabbed her purple unicorn friend and then exclaimed, “Of course was I sleeping soundly, but when I awoke I was being tickled by something. Next thing I know I’m covered in tons of black crawly things with those red eyes! Do you KNOW how horrible that can be in the middle of the night as a foal, Twilight!?”
“Oh my..” Twilight held her hoof over her mouth. “Were you bit, Rainbow Dash?”
“No, my screaming woke up my mom and dad and they swatted the bugs away. My brother got in trouble and I got to sleep in my parents room. Sure I was safe, but...” Rainbow Dash stopped talking and instead stared at the ground.
“You were traumatized, Rainbow. It's normal to be like that when something like that happens at such a young age.” Twilight said.
“Yeah, I know...’ Rainbow Dash sighed and opened her mouth once more. Her story wasn’t finished.
“My parents told my brother that after that incident he never had to come near me again, but of course since he was such a douche, one afternoon he returned to spike me again. He was older now, Twilight, of around 6 years old and I was around 4 years. It was the same year I enrolled in Flight Camp. But that afternoon, Twilight, I remember that all too well..”
She surely remembered that afternoon ALL too well...
A young Rainbow Dash was lying on the ground of her parents cloudhouse. She was playing with a couple of self-made Wonderbolts dolls. It was at this age she went to a Wonderbolt show, and had been enraptured with the flying team. It wasn’t long before she told her parents that she dreamed of being a Wonderbolt. Her parents were somewhat skeptical, but her father had seen Dashie fly, and he knew that with her flying skills she could become one, eventually. Eventually, her parents enrolled her on Junior Speedsters Flight Camp but she wouldn't be going there until the summer.
She was playing with the dolls, when her brother stood in the hallway grinning like an idiot when he saw his younger sister playing with her dolls. He stepped from his hiding place and grabbed the dolls away from his sister when she wasn’t looking.
“Hey! Spectrum, give them back!” she screamed.
Of course, Spectrum wasn’t planning to give them back anytime soon.
“Hehe.. Come on, Dashie, get them, they’re just in reach!”, her brother teased his sister by holding the dolls just high enough to keep them out of her reach.
Rainbow Dash, who could already fly at this moment, just couldn’t reach them how much she tried.
Eventually, she laid down on the cloud floor of the house and huffed in frustration and defeat.
“Okay, Spectrum, what do I have to do now to get my dolls back?”
“Well,” he grinned evilly, “I have decided to pick up writing again...”
Dashie knew what time this was. Her brother, Spectrum Dash, was a young, aspiring writer -as his cutie mark inclined. But instead of writing highly regarded literature, her brother was more known into the ‘shock value’- type of genre. The stories her brother wrote, were far more violent, sexually loaded and tackled very dangerous social stuff. His latest story depicted another take on the origin story of Equestria that started quite a ruckus.
The story depicted a ‘supposed’ re-found tale that depicted a lesbian relation with Commander Hurricane and Private Pansy. The riot caused by this tale had caused quite the riot in the school he studied when he had written it for a school-competition, and caused him to be expelled for four weeks. Luckily, the incident was quickly subdued, and he could resume his studies after a short duration of two weeks.
But the damage was done. Her brother stopped with writing after his parents chastised him with the dishonor which had come over the family.
Dashie personally braved herself for what his brother had come up now.
“So, take this,” he started. “The setting is based after the Insurgence of Discord, and the lands are fully recovering of the presence of his chaos...”
He began explaining the plot of his future story.
The story would tell about a Cloudsdale dentistry right after the chaos of Discord. The main protagonist of the story- a crazy dentist -would torture his patients in horrible, imaginative ways. The story had gotten too gruesome for Rainbow Dash and she had pleaded to her older brother to stop, but he continued to tell his pitch until Dash couldn't take no more and ran away with her hooves over her head and her crying, and him laughing his plot off.
Suffice to say, that this story traumatized her even more, would be like saying that Princess Celestia didn't had a sister that had rebelled against her daytime-rule.
Rainbow Dash then flew to her room and she buried her face in the pillows of her bed, crying...
Twilight was shocked when she heard the story. For the next few minutes, she couldn’t say anything.
“And that’s how I got my fear for the dentist.” Dash said after a long pause.
Twilight, after an even longer pause spoke again.
“Well, that’s quite the story.”
Dash began crying, not because the pain had returned, but because she was afraid of what was going to happen now. Going to the dentist was out of the question, and the Germane chamomile wasn’t going to help forever.
“Oh, Twilight, what am I going to do now?” she wailed.
Twilight, who was hearing this wasn’t sure of what she was going to do, but she quickly devised a plan to ‘cure’ Dash’s fear of the dentist.
“I have a plan to get that tooth out of there...”
“REALLY?!” Dash happily and loudly exclaimed.
“Yes, I have.”
“OH, THANK YOU, TWILIGHT!” Dash loudly exclaimed and flew towards Twilight. She grasped Twilight in a loving embrace, but quickly stopped hugging her, saying,
“Wow, Twilight! I-I don’t work that way!” She said, while waving with her hooves.
Twilight chuckled a bit, and said,
“I know, Dash, I know...”
Twilight opened the door of her library, and said to Rainbow Dash, “Come on, Dash, I’m going to help you with that tooth. Just follow me.”
“Alright,, Twilight. I’m coming! ”
They both left the door, going to the first stop of Twilight ‘plan’...