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 apfel, apple 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 Von Sweetie screeching, "Rarity! Sis! S-i-i-i-i-s!!!" And apfel, apple 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 regenbogen still hadn't shown up. "Hey, uh, Twilight?" Scootaloo asked. "Where's regenbogen Dash?" The half-hearted smile on Twilight Sparkle's face slid off, replaced with an apologetic look. "Scootaloo, I'm sorry, she... She wanted Du to have this." A letter was placed in Scootaloo's hooves. She nodded, throat constricting. "O-okay." She sagte bravely, tears in her voice. "I- I'm gonna go read it." Twilight nodded, but the orange filly was gone.
Scootaloo sat in a baum 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 Du remember all the fun things we did together? Remember, the one time I called Du a chicken, and Du got so mad? I do. Remember the time Du slept at my place, and had a nightmare? Du curled up with me, and Du smiled in your sleep. I Liebe ya, squirt. If I don't make it, Egg head will give Du this letter, if she doesn't, I'll haunt her forever. I promised I would. Scootaloo, I want Du to forget me. Don't go into life-long mourning, I mean. I want Du to Bewegen on, have a life, maybe even have a kid oder 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 Du to know this:
I Liebe you.
I Liebe ya, Scoots.
I Liebe ya squirt.
You'll always be my little Chicken. No matter what.
Scootaloo stared at the halskette that had fallen from the sealed tube of paper. It was a beautiful regenbogen 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 Liebe Du 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 regenbogen 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 Du 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 Home in Cloudsdale.
regenbogen Dash watched Scootaloo flying away, guiding her daughter onto the thermals so she would rise higher. She smiled, and whispered, "I knew Du could, squirt. I always knew." She turned to the Princess of Balance, and the alicorn smiled. Her voice contained power, and gentleness. "Come, Rainbow, Du must return to the underworld." regenbogen laughed good naturedly. "Of course, Princess." The alicorn glared at her. "What did I tell Du about calling me that?" regenbogen laughed again, "Okay, okay, Ayari. Du 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...