Ditzy Doo sat in the mud beneath a tree in Ponyville. The rain fell through anyway. It had flattened her mane and masked her tears. Her head hung low, almost to the ground. Just that morning, she had woken up to a beautiful sunrise.
She had walked downstairs from her room to find her parents sitting at the table. She had smiled at them, but Mom looked away. Dad just stared. His expression was unreadable. Then… then he told her to leave. He said they couldn’t take care of her anymore, that she was a grown mare and she would have to find her own home. Ditzy hadn’t moved. She didn’t understand why she had to leave. Everything was fine!
Mom was crying. Dad was too. Dad told her to leave again, louder this time. Ditzy had shrank back. Dad yelled, Ditzy ran. Everyone was crying.
Ditzy flew down and away from the clouds. She flew over houses and fields and landed at the park. She sat under the tree and tried to think. She didn’t have a home. She didn’t have anything. She was alone under a tree and it was raining. She flopped down on her side and curled into a ball. She fell asleep and woke with a start.
Something bumped her. Probably just some pony who didn’t notice me on their walk, she thought. It bumped her again. She turned her head and saw somepony standing over her. The sun was behind their head, giving them a strange glowing halo. Then, they spoke in a hard, scratchy voice.
“Are you okay?” They leaned down, and their face became apparent; rosy eyes set in a sea of blue, topped by a malformed rainbow. “What’s up with your eyes?”
“Wha…?” Ditzy whispered.
“You’re eyes. They’re all… weird,” the blue sea said.
“Oh… they’re just… like that.”
“Oh.” The two stared at each other. “Well, are you okay?”
“No… not really. I don’t have a home,” Ditzy’s eyes drifted to the ground as she remembered last night.
“Oh… I’ve got an extra room I’m not using. Do you want to stay with me?”
Ditzy was quiet for a moment. She nodded, and the other pony helped her stand.
“Have you been out here all night? You’re covered in mud,” her new roommate asked. Ditzy mumbled an affirmative.
“By the way, the name’s Rainbow Dash. What’s yours?”
“Nice to meet ya, Ditzy. Here, my house’s just up here,” Rainbow Dash pointed her hoof towards the sky. Ditzy looked up, and perched on a cloud was her old home.
No! she thought, My new home.
Wow. That was a rough opening. And it was pretty heartbreaking to see Ditzy spend the night all alone in the mud. But I’m really glad that Rainbow Dash loaned a helping hoof. I like the idea of Ditzy and Rainbow as roommates, and I like the thought that Rainbow Dash wouldn’t just leave a bedraggled pegasus out all by herself. This was really touching. Well done!