Scootaloo shifted position, standing on tip-hoof to get a glimpse of the returning mane six, who had been involved in the Great War with the Princess of Balance, Ayari. With her stood mansanas Bloom, Sweetie Belle, Spike and Pinkie. For some odd reason, Pinkie had been ordered to stay in Ponyville. Spike started shouting, "Twilight! Over here Twilight!" Quickly followed sa pamamagitan ng Sweetie screeching, "Rarity! Sis! S-i-i-i-i-s!!!" And mansanas Bloom. "Apple Jack! Hey!" There was Fluttershy, but where was Scoot's hero? Where was the Dash? The older mares quickly joined the fillies, and the dragon, but bahaghari still hadn't shown up. "Hey, uh, Twilight?" Scootaloo asked. "Where's bahaghari Dash?" The half-hearted smile on Twilight Sparkle's face slid off, replaced with an apologetic look. "Scootaloo, I'm sorry, she... She wanted you to have this." A letter was placed in Scootaloo's hooves. She nodded, throat constricting. "O-okay." She sinabi bravely, tears in her voice. "I- I'm gonna go read it." Twilight nodded, but the kahel filly was gone.
Scootaloo sat in a puno at the park. She held the letter in her hooves, wanting to, but unwilling to read it. Tears rose in her eyes, but she wiped them away, and opened the letter.
Do you remember all the fun things we did together? Remember, the one time I called you a chicken, and you got so mad? I do. Remember the time you slept at my place, and had a nightmare? You curled up with me, and you smiled in your sleep. I pag-ibig ya, squirt. If I don't make it, Egg head will give you this letter, if she doesn't, I'll haunt her forever. I promised I would. Scootaloo, I want you to forget me. Don't go into life-long mourning, I mean. I want you to ilipat on, have a life, maybe even have a kid or two. Heck, I would've, if the right stallion had come along. I could make this letter super long, but I won't. I just want you to know this:
I pag-ibig you.
I pag-ibig ya, Scoots.
I pag-ibig ya squirt.
You'll always be my little Chicken. No matter what.
Scootaloo stared at the kuwintas that had fallen from the sealed tube of paper. It was a beautiful bahaghari colored chain, and from it hung Rainbow's cutie mark, red, blue and yellow lightning descending from a cloud. Scootaloo smiled, looking up at the sky. "Thanks Dash. I pag-ibig you too."
Twelve years later.
"Momma, is this really one of the Elements' graves?"
Scootaloo smiled at her daughter, Sunny Wings. "Yes, Baby, it is. It's the grave of bahaghari Dash, Element of Loyalty. She was my mentor, and in some ways, big sister." The small filly turned her vibrant purple eyes to her mother. "She taught you how to fly?" Scootaloo laughed at her daughter's expression. "Yes, Sunshine, she did. Here's your father. Let's go." Scootaloo nuzzled her husband, before the three of them flew away, up to their tahanan in Cloudsdale.
bahaghari Dash watched Scootaloo flying away, guiding her daughter onto the thermals so she would rise higher. She smiled, and whispered, "I knew you could, squirt. I always knew." She turned to the Princess of Balance, and the alicorn smiled. Her voice contained power, and gentleness. "Come, Rainbow, you must return to the underworld." bahaghari laughed good naturedly. "Of course, Princess." The alicorn glared at her. "What did I tell you about calling me that?" bahaghari laughed again, "Okay, okay, Ayari. You happy now?" The alicorn huffed. "No. But I will accept it.... For now..."
I was bored, decided to kill Dashie in the war against another OC of mine, so... yeah...