Chapter 1: Cloudy Memories
It was eight months to the day. The two days could have been the same, for all Rainbow Dash could care. She had the same empty feeling in her chest, the same hopeless mindset. The weather was cool and dark. Grey clouds hovered like a sickness over Ponyville with no sunshine in sight. There was a bitter breeze emanating from the Everfree Forest that entered Ponyville, making the day all the more miserable. Even still, Dash was in the air. The cold didn't bother her, in fact, she embraced it. For some reason, it allowed her to be free from the chains of her thoughts. Gliding through the air was a freedom unmatched by any, but the coolness of the day somehow kept her emotions in check.
Rainbow Dash had gotten really good at steeling herself off from people. No one could see through it. No one except Fluttershy that is, which was a problem in and of itself. But even still, she worked every day at making sure no one could see through her façade. Th