There has been the days in everyponies life, the days of loss and sorrow; the days when you believe that you can no longer withstand the pain that burrows into your heart. The loss of a loved one family, or even a life-partner sticks to our hearts harder than anything that we could ever expect to feel. Loss; an emotion that soaks everything in its path in a field of sadness and dread. The thought often compels most of us once we have lost someone dear to our heart; Is there anything we can do to keep them happy?
"Twilight?" Rainbow Dash asked quizzically as she lay in the pale white bed, the heart monitor at a steady yet seemingly slow pace.
"Y-yes, Rainbow?" Twilight answered, her voice weak and strained from the sickness she was fighting.
Tears started to form in her eyes as she looked into her partners violet eyes. The color was still there; the spark that shown of her life, however, growing ever fainter. Rainbow stood there, staring into her eyes, hoping that she wouldn't have to suffer anymore. She was in pain, and Dash knew that she just wanted it all to end.
"I know you don't want to hear this Dashie," she said smiling, knowing the pet name annoyed her. "but my time has come and I don't have much longer here in Equestria. I just want you to know, Dash"
A kiss. She was silenced by Rainbow's soft lips coming upon her crusted, dry lips; and she held it there for what seemed like minutes, even though reality knew it was only mere seconds. A surge of warmth jumped through Rainbow's body and into her own, making her slightly more comfortable as the feeling of passion slipped away as their lips detached.
"I love you, my little egg-egghead," Rainbow mumbled, her voice skipping from what she had just said, the steady stream of tears flowing down the side of her head. She knew it was her time, and that was something that she wouldn't accept.
"And I I love you, My little Dashie. You stay strong, OK?" she commaned in her sickly voice, slowly wrapping her front hooves around Rainbow's head, pulling her closer to her body.
"P-pl-please d-d-don't go!" Rainbow cried, tears dripping onto Twilight's coat.
"I'm sorry, my love, but... but I I..." she wispered into Rainbow's ear, her voice going quiet; her hooves going limp, slowly sliding from Rainbw's neck back onto the bed.
"No! NO! DON'T YOU DARE LEAVE ME YET! Please..." she cried, "we still have so much to do together..." she said, grabbing her hoof in her own, gently caressing it, hoping to get something in return.
The sound of an outstretched single tone echoed in the now silent room; the feeling of her warmth still alive in her hands as doctors rushed about, trying to save the now deceased Twilight Sparkle.
They had prepared for this day for weeks to come; many of the ponies in Ponyville knew it was only a matter of time. Everypony in the city of Ponyville had arrived to attend to the burial of their teacher, book-keeper, and friend, Twilight Sparkle. She was now in an eternal peaceful slumber; never again to know the pain and dangers of reality. Hooves crossed over her chest, a beautiful white flower embraced within, a smile on the face the looked up towards the heavens.
The funeral was being held outside on a quiet, sunny day devoid of all clouds, hoping to put her to rest as peacefully as possible. Rainbow Dash approached the podium with the microphone as the attendees silenced themselves.
"Twilight Sparkle a pony that we all knew as a friend, and to some of she was much more than just a 'friend'." She started as she looked down, tears starting to radiate from her eyes. "She gave us a chance, something that some of us may not have deserved at some points during our friendship. She made sure we knew that she was there, she saved us on a number of occasions.
"She made ponies wish they were her; she always knew so much. She was the smartest pony I knew, and I loved how she always corrected me on my grammar. That will be something that I will always miss, her enthusiasm to learn. Even if that did get us into some less than favorable situations, those will always be times that I favor in my heart.
"She always brought us adventure, whether she intended to or not. It was her drive to always let us know the workings of every situation that both annoyed me; and also made me love her more. She was the best thing that I had ever had in my life, and the loyalty I hold towards her will never be broken."
Twilight watched upon her little pony, the only one she had ever actually loved. The speech... it was so warming to her knowing that Dash had loved her that much. Nopony had ever dared to love someone the way she had, and for that, she was grateful. She just wished she had more time to experience the love that Dash would have given her; and to give the same back to her.
Twilight kissed her hoof, and blew it down unto her faithful lover, hoping that she would notice. She was happy, she had finally rid if the pain that trapped her inside that wretched hospital. She just had wished she could have let it down on Rainbow Dash without the pain she was suffering.
She stepped down from the podium, the ponies there clapping for her inspirational speech. Others went and talked on the behalf of their friend, many never able to speak; the situation weighing to heavy on their mind to produce anything but tears.
Rainbow watched as the casket was slowly lowered into the ground and finally reaching its final resting place. She fell back on her haunches, tears spewing from her eyes. She slowly looked up to the heavens, knowing Twilight was there watching her from up above as she felt the kiss come upon her lips.
Rainbow Dash stood over the lurking hole, barely able to breathe. She was heartbroken, although not intentionally, it had taken its toll on her health. Her body stood still and cold, her eyes rolling back into her head, glazing over as she fell into the abyss below, next to her loved one.
Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle, now together through the unlikely nature of loss and love.