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It was a hot summer's afternoon in the Ponyville schoolhouse. Miss Cheerilee was at the blackboard, a pointer in her mouth, indicating areas on the map she had drawn in chalk.

"... and as a result of Princess Celestia's decisive action, Equestria today enjoys peace with the Kingdom of the Griffons..."

Towards the back of the classroom Sweetie Belle and Applebloom were hard at work ignoring Miss Cherilee's lesson, deep in a heartfelt discussion far more important than the history of the Pony-Griffon Wars.

"And then Rarity said it was the best cross-stitch she'd ever, ever seen!" gushed Sweetie Belle. "But even after doin' it for a whole morning, when I looked at my flank it was still blank!" She slumped her head onto her desk, defeated.

Applebloom leaned across from her desk. "Well, Ah was buckin' apples with mah big sis the whole weekend and she said that it was th' best buckin' she'd seen from a youn 'un, ever!"

"And!?" asked Sweetie Belle, her hind legs kicking up and down under her desk in excitement.

"An'... nothin'!" Applebloom looked back at her flank in resignation. "Ah don't think Ah'm ever gonna get my cutie mark at this rate!"

Sweetie Belle nodded. "Me neither!" Then she looked across to Scootaloo's desk. The little Pegasus filly was staring out the window again, like she always did every lesson just before lunch. Sweetie Belle's face grew suddenly guilty. "Oh... Sorry, Scootaloo," she said.

"Yeah, sorry Scootaloo," said Applebloom, looking across at her friend apologetically. "Ah know ya don' have a big sis of yer own, an' here we are yappin' about ours."

Scootaloo sighed. "Don't worry about it," she replied, turning away. "I don't mind."

Sweetie Belle turned back to Applebloom and whispered "It must be awful not having a big sis to take care of you."

Applebloom nodded. She stared down intently at the unopened textbook entitled Equestrian History lying on her desk. "Poor Scootaloo," she said. "Poor, poor Scootaloo."

Scoootaloo was still looking out of the window, but a little smile had crept onto her face. That Pegasus pony mare was there again today, napping on a branch high in the old oak tree in the centre of the playground - Scootaloo only needed to turn her head and she could see her right from her desk. Her mane and tail were all the colours of the rainbow, and those deep rose eyes which Scootaloo sometimes caught looking at her through the window were so pretty. The little Pegasus filly sighed. She was totally cool.  

"I wish I had a big sis like her," Scootaloo whispered to herself. And then the bell for lunch went and the schoolroom dissolved into a riot of excited fillies and colts running about, the Great War between ponies and griffons forgotten forever.

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"Dash!" Cloudkicker cried in annoyance. The sky was already full of Pegasus ponies zipping across its blue expanse, busy rearranging and scattering clouds. "Everypony's been waiting for you for ages!"

"Yeah, yeah," Dash replied dismissively as she landed on the cloud next to her second-in-command. "Chillax, Cloudkicker! I'm not all that late!"

The blonde-maned Pegasus pony shook her head. "You've overslept for every afternoon patrol so far this week!" she muttered. "You're the boss, Dash! You have to be a model for the others Pegasus ponies..."

Dash lowered her gaze. "Yeah, I know..."

Cloudkicker sighed.  "Dash, you're a great squad leader. But I simply don't understand how you can be so tired all the time!"

Dash looked back over the clouds at the little schoolhouse nestled among the other thatched rooves of Ponyville far below and smiled. "I guess I just have a lot on my mind."
The true story behind Scootaloo and Dash's relationship.
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Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwwwww... my god.. :heart: This is so sweet. c':
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Whiskers462 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Will there be a part 2
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snail-mobile Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
are you doing a part two?


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i'm putting fear because there is no fear yet. if that makes sense
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NicLove Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh!?!
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redphienix Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love these two so much <3

Best sisterly relationship ever ;P
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Sounds like Dash knows that Scootaloo takes some comfort and inspiration from her mere presence, and thus makes sure that she's there for her, even if it's just taking a nap in an oak outside the schoolhouse.
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BIGCCV Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
llevo toda la tarde leyendo los fics que no había visto que usted tenia y bueno al llegar a este amm me deja pensativo en el final. Si lo tomo de dash la pervertida o dash la amorosa y preocupada por scoot?.

independientemente de cualquiera que sea el resultado, me cabe decir que se me hizo tierna la historia, corta pero con mucho contenido, no se si me equivoque pero me gusto como logra reflejar la esencia del héroe que cada niño, joven y adulto tenemos como modelos, ya sea la familia, un hermano, un amigo o incluso un mero desconocido, pero que a su vez nos inspira día con día a seguir a delante XD.

Me encantan sus lecturas
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
La verdad es que me escribió esta historia cuando yo estaba muy borracho. Yo quería escribir una historia dulce para contrarrestar todos los Scootabuse que estaba sucediendo en ese momento. Por desgracia, la historia salió muy ambivalente como resultado. Pero me alegro que te haya gustado BIGCCV!
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scorchedwing Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Aww.
I don't see any Scootabuse here myself, just Dash spending her time with Scootaloo so she's not alone.
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DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, the whole scoot abuse thing. I like your version of their relationship a little more but from the short piece above it sounds like Dashie is stalking her with devious intent.
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is an extremely flawed work, actually - I wrote it when drunk and had no idea that Dash would come off as being scary! I was going to write a longer version which actually made sense, but then got embroiled in other stuff and the whole Scootabuse thing seems to have blown over. I still might write it though. My gallery needs more cute non-shippy stories!

Thanks for reading, Daisymare! :iconpinkiepieexcitedplz:
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DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually like your shipping a lot. I don't know why but you make it seem right. You are a talent. I hope one day you make it big cause a talent like your's needs to be read.
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CoffeeGrunt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Confound these fanfics they lead me to daww.
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Jiro-Dyne Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I know. I don't think I used to like reading stories like these until MLP D: They are taking over the world! one friendship at a time!
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CoffeeGrunt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Bloody ponies and their prolithicity.
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Dreamcatcher174 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aww... this is adorable! I'd love to see a sequel where it develops into a sisterly thing, with Rainbow Dash taking Scoots under her wing. Then have it culminate where there's like a "Sister's Day" or something, and RD decides to act as Scootaloo's sister for it. Hmm... fic ideas....
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That sounds like a really cool idea actually, Dreamcatcher! Maybe I'll write it. :D
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Dreamcatcher174 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!! Welcome back by the way!!
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SordidEuphemism Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This should be the start of an episode in season 2. =)
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Rusty516 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've actually not gotten caught by the Scootabuse thing. Still, this was cute.
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paxtofettel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Wait, there are actually pics of Dash abusing poor Scoots. Thats just DESPICABLE!!!
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It sure is!

I love Scoots. :D :iconscootalooplz:
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paxtofettel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
She is 20% cooler.
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RosePetalss Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww <3 This one is a cute one. I like it.
Cloudkicker? Interesting name. This is cute ~ whats this about abuse? ; v ;
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hi again RosePetalss!

Well, when I wrote this a lot of pics were appearing on 4chan of Dash bullying Scoots, so I wrote this story to try and make myself feel better. I think I'll write a longer version one day,

And Cloudkicker is what 4chan's /co/ board calls this adorable pony: [link]

Thanks for reading! :D
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RosePetalss Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C: Ah!
Cloudkicker is adorable :XD:
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Siansaar Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for this short fic (and the explanation in the comments).
i hate the whole scootabuse thing. can barely bring myself to type that word even. :/
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's a terrible scourge - but best thing to do is ignore it and it will go away. It's just a form of trolling, anyway...

SO glad you enjoyed the fic, though Siansaar! I think I'll use this to write a longer story sometime.....
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JoieArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ok, I'm glad I read the comments. I wasn't sure if it was meant to be a cute Big Sis/Lil Sis sort of story, or if it was a shipping fic and I was confuuuused. ROFL!!
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, it's a pretty little failure - I'm going to use it as the kernel for a longer Dash-Scoots story soonish, though!

(or maybe a shippy one! d'hohoho :iconrainbowdashderpplz:)
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JoieArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Roflroflrofl oh you!! :D
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ItsTheWhinyGuys Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Aww, so heartwarming. 20% 200% better than all of that abuse cr@p on ponibooru.
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ItsTheWhinyGuys! I can't stand that stuff.
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ItsTheWhinyGuys Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
You're very welcome. And I know what you mean; my soul dies a little every time I see horrible stuff like that.
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You just need to build that heart up so that is becomes immune from despair.

I mean, is despair even a word? :iconpinkiedoesnotwantplz:
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ItsTheWhinyGuys Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Indeed, indeed.

And nope, not with Pinkie Pie around! :D
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FireEsper Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Impressive! That's a lot of feeling for such a short story. Impeccable style as always.

The ending was indeed, maybe, a bit too subtle. Confusing. Could probably be resolved by showing Dash secretly open one eye and glance in school's direction, or "Dash looked at the little schoolhouse, half-expecting to see a silhouette of a beige (?) (Good god I'm colour-blind) pegasus in the distance" - although, knowing me, this is probably an example of what *not* to do. Stalker-ish, in fact.
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, the story was a kind of "I just need this out of my system NOW!" thing. Expect to see a longer, better story of Scootaloo and Dash's relationship soon!
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FireEsper Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Awesome. <3
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Might seem a little short, but sometimes short is good... even if longer would be better ;) ...and that rhymes ;)

I still prefer to think that Scootaloo and RD are related somehow, but as time pass I think I'm a bit more ok with them not being... But just a bit.

Anyways, it was an OK story for its length.

>But I simply don't understand how you can be so tired all the time!
-Strangely, that sentence made me worry for a second. I guess I got traumatized by too much sad-grimdark stories...
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It was a little confusing! As I've said elsewhere, I'm going to use this little germ of a story as a jumping-off point for a bigger one.
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Luna-Sedata Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student
Awww, that was a sweet one! It's nice to have something to help clear out the idea of poor abused Scootaloo.
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Luna-Sedata!
I'm gonna write a longer story about their relationship (no, not THAT kind of relationship!) soon.
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rockman08 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lets face it, your gonna write something about "THAT" kind of relationship, not post it, and nobody will ever know your true opinion.....................................................................


rock on butterscotch ^-^
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Elosande Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
My guess is fans of grimdark are trying to make hella dash be the new cupcakes. All they're doing is trying to force it down everyone's throats. Hopefully it'll wear it's course soon and everyone will move on.
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
We can only hope!
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
You mentioned the Cursed Stories, I see...

Where did I put my pitchforks and torches ? ;)

...those grimdark ''stories'' will have corrupted an entire generation of writters...
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Elosande Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I wouldn't really call it corrupting so much as just over-exposed.
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chain-wings Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I enjoyed it, and I definitely like the idea of Dash and Scoot having an almost sisterly relationship.

I actually kinda hope you write more of these types of stories (cute, spur of the moment shorts) because they're perfect nightmare retardant against darker character interpretations.
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Buttersc0tchSundae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hopefully I'll do a better job next time, though - this one was a bit too short and hard to follow. I'm going to write a longer story about Scoots and Dash soon!
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