It's a beautiful day in Canterlot.
"Oh, Sassy Saddles, don't you just love..."
"...my new Femme Mystique Chic line of gowns?"
It just needs to be placed..perfectly.
And the finishing touches.
Rainbow Dash! You just made a mess of the boutique!
Wow! That's a lot of writer credits!
"Rainbw Dash is here to fly with them!"
"Yeah, it's kind of exciting."
"But technically, I'm not flying..."
"...I'm just there in case a Wonderbolt can't perform."
Have I ever told you that I love a stallion in uniform?
Rainbow actually likes broccoli?! D:<
Spoiler alert: they're both the exact same color.
"Dash, is it? How fitting, given to what's about to happen to her dreams..."
Actually, that doesn't look too bad.
Rainbow, that's disgusting!
How does she change clothes so fast?
So you were sayin' something about cake...
Time for a more effective approach...
Rarity's feminine charms never fails to squeeze out info!
"So have Shining send them a letter of reprimand, Rarity!"
That Soarin and his pies.
"Somepony sent Spitfire away and framed Rainbow Dash for it."
"And that pony was none other than..."
"Rarity, I can't believe you would accuse Wind Rider of framing me!"
"He's a living legend, for pony's sake!"
"All the evidence points to him!"
Oops, I said something I shouldn't have.
"It was because he was afraid that you would break his long-distance Wonderbolt record."
I heard him when Spitfire said you were close to breaking his record. He said, and I quote...
"That's the polite but disingenuous laugh you make when you want to seem happy but really you're not."
"I thought if I could get Rainbow Dash kicked out of the Wonderbolts forever, my record could be preserved."
"Really? That is so not cool."
"And I thought you were the coolest Wonderbolt ever...until now."
"I did what I had to do to protect my record! Sometimes you gotta play dirty to be the best!"
"That's not what being a Wonderbolt is all about."
"Wonderbolts look out for each other!"
"Which reminds me, where is Spitfire?"
"Rainbow Dash is still gone!"
"If I know Rainbow Dash, she'll come through."
"Spitfire, you're back! I can't believe you made it!"
"I wouldn't have, if Rainbow hadn't found me so fast! Gave me enough time to fly back!"
"Rare, I couldn't have done it without you."
"And I'm sorry I doubted you."
"But why didn't you tell me what you were doing?"
"Well, I didn't want to get your hopes up until I was sure, and I couldn't be sure until I saw that chocolate stain."
"Thank you for believing in me."
"Even when I was doubting you. I'm some friend, huh?"
"Actually, you're quite a good friend. You went to get Spitfire, even though it meant you couldn't fly today."
"I'll get my chance one day..."
"How'd you like Wind Rider's spot in the show?"
"Uh, w-w-what? Y-You can't do this to me!"
"I'm one of the greatest Wonderbolts there ever was!"
"...strip you of your Wonderbolt status!"
"Now scram, Wind Collider!"
"So, would you like to fly with us?"
So my friend got her moment in the sun.
Or the center of an aerial flower, as the case may be. (There should really be a colored version of this.)
And as for me? I got a chance to show off my Femme Mystique Chic collection!
Stormy Flare: "That's nice, dear."
"Did I say that out loud?"