Sorry for not posting for a while life got busy again. After being accused by several of my coworkers of having an affair with Rainbow Dash link in my Equestria dreamscape, my weather work was very so-so for the remainder of the day. I desperately wanted to talk with her but weather business kept us separated for most of the day, and when we were together I was too busy doing cloud work.
Finally as the day shift was getting off work I was able to get a moment. She’d dismissed us for the day and was about to leave when I spoke up.
“Hey RD! You got a moment? There’s something I need to discuss with you about tomorrow’s low pressure system.”
“Yeah sure Brick, what’s up?”
Thunderlane, Stratus and Windfall had already left so at least I didn’t have them hanging around to make this anymore awkward, so it was relatively easy to get Dash alone. Once that was accomplished I told of the day’s events.
I had been a bit worried that RD would blown off concerns as being no problem, or she would ‘ve told me to be a stallion and deal with it myself. Much to my surprise she was surprisingly understanding of my plight.
She patiently listened to my tale and when I was finished she closed her eyes and nodded her head.
“Brick, come with me for a minute.”
Without further explanation she launched herself into the late afternoon sky and I followed. We flew in silence for about five minutes gaining altitude the entire time until we were about five thousand feet above the valley floor. Dash picked a small, random cumulus cloud and landed on it, for about a minute she was silent, and then she spoke.
“Brick, I want you to understand that I never meant for you to catch fire over what I’m a doing. What Thunderlane and his gang did today was pretty cowardly, and I’ll make certain they understand exactly how I feel about their actions today.”
“So what will you tell them if they ask you about what you’ve been doing out at our cottage?” I asked.
“I’ll tell them it is none their business. You were right about me coming out to your place just to hang out. You, Petina and Carousel are a blast to be around, and I am big pony and I’ll choose which ponies I hang out with and where I go. If any them give me any lip I’ll buck them into next week!”
I nodded my head in agreement. “Yeah but I feel like you’re fighting my battles for me, do you want me there when you confront them?”
Dash smiled. “Nah, that won’t be necessary. In many ways this is my battle. First off, I’m the head weather pony in Ponyville and I will not standby and have one of my team members being harassed while on the clock! I consider it a direct challenge to my authority, if I don’t stomp this right now it could get out of control!”
“Second, as I said it’s my life I’ll choose who my friends are and where I go, and yeah Brick I consider you a friend. You’re hard working and for a pony that couldn’t even fly a year ago you’ve come a long ways. You got potential, you’ll never be as awesome as me but you got talent. ”
“Finally, I am suppose to be Element of Loyalty so I am not going to leave you out swinging in the breeze over this. If Thunderlane, Stratus and Windfall don’t have the courage to confront me over this I’ll call them on it! In public if need be.”
“Thanks Dash. I’m glad I’ve got you in my corner, and thanks for taking the time to talk to me.”
Dash smiled at me. “Hey no problem, besides consider it repaying a debt back to you.”
“What debt?” I asked.
“Remember last fall when Captain Firewing came out to Sweet Apple Acres and started acting like a hard ass on us? link Remember how I got into a funk over it and you got me flying level again? link Well consider us even now.”
Then prismatic mare stretched and yawned. “Now I’m going to get a bite to eat and then take a hot bath. After that I’ve got a Daring Do novel waiting for me! You’re off tomorrow but I’ll drop in the afternoon to say hi. You have a good evening alright!”
With that she launched herself into early evening sky. I watched her dive for the valley floor until she was tiny dot of blue. At that moment I consider myself very lucky to have her as a friend. Then I launched myself into the sky and headed for home.
To be continued.