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Scent of Roses - Part 5Scent of Roses - Part 5 by *wdeleon
Scent of Roses
An hour later, Rainbow Dash's hooves led her on, an old familiar innate memory of the walk guiding her through the Jennetstown streets. They led down a main road, until it branched off into a side street, turning left down it and going for a couple of blocks, until another smaller side street came up turning off to the right, between two rows of small buildings on either side crowding towards its edges. She proceeded down this strip for a little while, until a particular sign loomed above one doorway. It was a welcome sight, the same sign she remembered always being there - a wooden arch, painted metallic yellow with peeling and flaking paint long in need of a new coat, bearing the name of the establishment splaying across it in big black block letters.
The Golden Horseshoe.
"You're taking us to this dive bar?" Applejack looked skeptically at the place's exterior of faded, beat
Scent of Roses - Part 2Scent of Roses - Part 2 by *wdeleon
Scent of Roses
The sky was blue - the deep, vivid, incredible cerulean that was only really experienced from high in the air, from hundreds or thousands of feet above the earth. At that height, even moreso than from the ground, the sky was an expanse that seemed like it went on forever, curving overhead in an unending spherical dome, arching down toward the incomprehensibly distant horizon and wrapping around the very planet itself to envelop it all. Only a few miniscule puffs of white fluffy clouds, like tiny islands in that vast ocean, dotted it. Clarity was perfect, the morning sun bathed everything in radiance.
A great day for flying.
Rainbow Dash flapped leisurely through it, gliding at intervals. Soft wind ran across her limbs and her body, gently rippling the flightsuit she wore. Her eyes were taking in the spectacular view from under the clear lenses of her goggles. At this slow
Scent of Roses - Part 3Scent of Roses - Part 3 by *wdeleon
Scent of Roses
"Well... Here we are." Rainbow Dash said, as the group came to the end of the now faint trail, emerging from the forest and into a more clear area. "Guess this is the end of the road, these days. It used to go a little further. Looks like it's been grown over from not being used, though, since the army's been gone."
The ponies found themselves in a grassy field, sprawling out before them, slowly rising to a cleft that suddenly dropped vertically for maybe forty feet, beyond which the field continued again as far as the eye could see. It was covered in longer, wilder looking grass that grew taller below the cleft. Bordering the sides of the shorter grassed section of land the ponies were in, trees intermittently dotted, providing convenient shade alongside the wide open, sunny areas. It would have been a wonderful, almost picturesque, place for a picnic or an outdoor party, had
Scent of Roses - Part 4Scent of Roses - Part 4 by *wdeleon
Scent of Roses
At dawn, when faint pale blue light started showing in the dark hotel room's windows, Rainbow Dash woke from fitful sleep. Vague dreams, only half-remembered, swam distantly through her mind, while she laid there awake but not moving. They weren't nightmares, not terribly bad - but not good either. She couldn't recall much but she still felt the general sense of anxiety and sadness they invoked. It clung to her mood.
She sat up slowly, sore from sleeping on the carpeted floor. Her neck was stiff from the makeshift pillow of her saddlebags. There was a chill in her skin, permeating through to her muscles. Not really a surprise, considering that the blanket she'd been sharing with Fluttershy was now mostly covering the yellow pegasus, who had apparently turned at some point in her sleep and pulled it all over onto herself.
Dash wasn't upset about that, though. Hard to really con
Scent of Roses - Part 1"Sometimes I wish I could find my Rosemary Hill,Scent of Roses - Part 1 by *wdeleon
I'd sit there, and look at the deserted lakes, and I'd sing,
And every once in a while I'd sing a song for you,
That would rise above the mountains, and the stars, and the sea,
And if I wanted it to, it would lead you back to me."
- First Aid Kit, "The Lion's Roar"
Scent of Roses
Rainbow Dash was sitting at the kitchen table of her cloud home. The letter had just been delivered minutes ago. A torn open envelope, addressed simply to "Rainbow Dash, Ponyville" and slapped with a couple stamps bearing Princess Celestia's face in profile, was tossed haphazardly in the middle of the table, discarded. The important part, the letter itself, was carefully folded open, laying flat in front of her.
"You gotta be kidding me." She said softly, incredulously.
It was difficult for her to believe what she was seeing. Five years, Rainbow Dash reflecte
"When you're rife with devastation
There's a simple explanation
You're a toymaker's creation
trapped inside a crystal ball!
And whichever way he tilts it
know that we must be resilient
We won't let them break our spirits
as we sing our silly song!
When I was a little filly
a galloping blaze overtook my city
So they shipped me off to the orphanage
Said, "Ditch those roots if you wanna fit in"
So I dug one thousand holes
and cut a rug with orphan foals
Now memories are blurred
and their faces are obscured
But I still know the words to this song!
When you've bungled all your bangles
and your loved ones have been mangled
Listen to the jingle-jangle
of my gypsy tambourine!
Cause these chords are hypnotizing
and the whole world's harmonizing
So please children stop your crying
and just sing along with me!"
- Pinkie Pie, "Friendship is Witchcraft"
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