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It's for the best, Angel by Bread-Crumbz It's for the best, Angel by Bread-Crumbz
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"Never talk to me again!"

Rainbow Dash stormed out of my house after that and out my window I could see her zoom away. When she left that's when I lost my composure and I immediately galloped upstairs to my room and jumped onto my bed, burying my face in my pillow. I squeezed my pillow against me as I sobbed into it.

I ruined everything. I never planned on this happening. I never planned to break up with Rainbow Dash. But I also never planned to fall inlove with her.

Why did she have to be such a wonderful pony? She was my favorite pony of all. And I ruined her. I felt a soft thump next to me and I lifted my eyes up from my pillow to see Angel looking at me, a frown on his face. He must not have known what was happening but he only patted my foreleg in a consoling manner. I sniffled and sat up a bit looking at him.

"Oh Angel..how did I have the stupidity to hurt the most important pony in my life...?" I asked, looking out the window at the dreary overcast sky. He hopped over to me and sat inbetween my legs, nuzzling against my thigh and hugging me. I gave a sad smile and gently pet his head.

"She hates me...she was the only pony in this world that meant more to me than anything and she..hates me." my sobbing returned as I put my hooves over my face. Angel climbed up onto my shoulder and tapped my face to look at him. He began to do a little dance, as if to tell me something. I smiled at him and nodded.

"You're right, Angel. I was just trying to protect both of us from further pain. If she thinks we both hurt now..just imagine what it'd be like another year from now, or even another half a year from now.." I said, nibbling on my hoof nervously. He nodded and also began to act another thing out. I smiled at him and picked him up, cradling him in my arms. Tears continued to run down my face and I smiled.

"You're right again. It's for the best, Angel." I closed my eyes and let the tears fall, only this time a small smile crept on my face. "And..and she'll be so much happier. She seems sad now, but..she'll get over it. I will too. I've come to terms with this before she did." I fell silent and Angel gave me an unsure look.

"Didn't I....?" I asked. Angel shook his head and began to act out something. My tears came back and I held him tighter.

"You're right Angel...I'm not as over it as she is. But she'll get over it much quicker than me. She's Rainbow Dash after all...I mean.." I paused, taking a shaky breath. "I mean now she can be in the Wonderbolts and..meet another mare or stallion who wont hurt her like I did..." Angel looked up at me, lowering his ears.

"Oh Angel...what if I made a mistake...?" Angel's face grew sour as he shook his head quickly. I was taken aback.

"What do you mean I can't go back on my decision now...?" I asked. He hopped out of my arms onto my bed and began to act out something crazy. Still, I knew exactly what he meant.

"I...I know. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think it was the right thing to do.." I rubbed my foreleg and sighed, a sinking feeling in my chest. "She..she's really gone...I know it's what I wanted but....do I...do I really want it..?" Angel hopped over to me, hitting my hoof. He put his hands on his hips and glared up at me. I nodded and sighed.

"You're right, Angel. I can't have thoughts like that now. I already did it, the damage is done. I just have to move on, don't I?" he nodded sadly, hugging my thigh again. We sat like this for a long time. I let the reality of my decision sink in. That I had broken up with Rainbow Dash. She hated me now and would probably leave Ponyville. And I would never see her again. Those thoughts hit themselves against my head and rang in my ears for so long as we sat there. Every time I had a thought that what I did was wrong, I would suppress it. That got harder and harder as the thoughts of Rainbow Dash making me smile and making me laugh came back to my head.

Eventually, I couldn't take it anymore. I shook myself from that dream as I had woken up a while ago. I hopped out of bed and Angel gave me a confused look. "Angel I can't be in the house anymore. I need to get out. I need to go see my friends or something." Angel glared at me once again and I couldn't help but give a sincere laugh. "Of course you're my friend, silly bunny...but. I need advice from a girl." I looked out the window. "A girl I know has probably broken many hearts before."

I knew who I had to see. I trotted down the stairs out of my house and headed to Carousel Boutique. I wanted to go see Rarity and get her advice.

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As I arrived, I gently tapped on her door and lowered my head, waiting for an answer. After a few seconds she opened the door. Her work glasses on and some fabrics draped over her shoulders. "Fluttershy, dear so nice to see..AUGH!" She flinched. I must have looked a mess. My eyes were bloodshot and my hair was probably a bit messy. Before she realized what she did was rude, she composed herself and invited me in.

"Fluttershy, darling..what happened?" she asked, inviting me to sit down next to her. I looked down at the ground before answering. I just got right to the point.

"I...broke up with Rainbow Dash." I murmured. I flinched a bit, waiting for a response. Rarity's jaw merely gaped open, in absolute shock.

"Whaaaat? What ever for, Dear?" she asked, trotting over to me and placing an arm around me in a hug. I didn't hug back, but rested my head on her shoulder. I blinked a few tears out of my eyes, getting on her fabric.

"It's a long story." I said. I looked up at her. "Can we discuss this at the spa?"

Her face lit up and she giggled. "Ooh~! You read my mind, sister." she took off her work attire and opened the door for me as we walked out. "Now I want you to tell me every juicy detail." she said. I didn't want to relive what had happened, because I knew I'd cry about that too. But still, I knew Rarity would be an expert on this subject.

As we walked, Rarity talked about work and rude costumers. I glanced up at the sky occasionally. Looking for a rainbow streak to zoom across it.

The sky stayed as gray as my mood when I didn't even spot a lick of color.
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DanPrower3723 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On second thought... I can't. I just can't do it. 

I enjoyed the story...for a while. But I've never had much of a stomach for extended sadness, and this just takes the cake in that department. Seriously, Fluttershy has some kind of metrosexually-confused, chronically depressed, schizophrenic nightmare shit goin' on. Meanwhile, Dash firmly sets her mind on allowing her lifestyle to change so she can be with the one she loves. And then the whole thing just goes to shit and...it reminds me too much of a personal, real-life experience... I can't finish this. 

The art is great. I'll certainly keep at least a few of these pieces in my favourites...but I can't bear to finish the series. As much as it kills me to drop something before it's finished, I'm just too much of a puss to finish it off. Sorry. 

Thanks for the entertainment while it lasted.
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VertFey Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
great lighting :)
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amandaam Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i wish she never ever went rainbow. i know that she just wanted to make rainbow happy but that was messed up on what she did but as she said its for the best.
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captainggkitten Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wish I was that angel so she could just cry all over me.
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DarkMoonRaven Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art, but I don't think it's right that they're lesbians :/
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Niklas123dk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That what YOU think, if someone did round-up every thing each person hates on this planet, and plus it together (to one person), the universe wouldn't exists by that person opinion.
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Cyclone-Dusk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've been looking at this beautiful art more than the text, but I've been looking at the text occasionally too.

... There are a lot of fics about rainbow dash betraying her element, the element of loyalty,
but I never put much thought into the idea of the element of loyalty HERSELF getting betrayed.

That's what happened here, of course. The biggest thing Dashie had to offer the world was her loyalty, and Fluttershy spat it back at her. I love how seriously you handle the consequences of that momentous blunder. People don't have an appreciation for drama anymore. Everybody thinks of drama as a drawback, as an obstacle. Not so here. This is the refined agony of despair, and it's *beautiful*...

This is excellent work, and I'm extremely pleased to have found it.
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K-irby64 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! I've just received my free minecraft giftcode!

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pepemacho Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
man, am I the olnly one to believe Fluttershy's been a bitch the whole story?
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NatachaP Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Sweet. x}
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cutetoboe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Have to hold back the tears..!
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shilvicthehedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Artist
Aaaw man
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ceremus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, after giving this some thought an interesting thing about this scenario is that Fluttershy could hardly have picked a better way to devastate Rainbow. Even though we know she meant it as a kindness. (ah-ha!)

I don't think it's right to assume that there would be no way to work out a relationship between Fluttershy and RD if she became a Wonderbolt, but let's presume that's the case. When Dash says she's OK with giving up being a Wonderbolt in order to be with Fluttershy, she's not exaggerating, and it's not something she's just saying short-sightedly and will come to regret later. It's completely in her character to be loyal to a fault. We see this in the 2nd episode. Dash is offered her dream of being a flight captain (putting aside the fact that she'd never heard of a "Shadow-Bolt" and it was fake), and she turns it down outright in favor of helping her friends. Without hesitation, without second thought or regret. We seem to see many examples of Dash's brash and and impulsive nature, but this is also something that is core to her character. If she's willing to make those sacrifices for her friends, making sacrifices for someone she loves would be second nature to her. For someone to say she should sever her relationship in order to pursue her own desires... it's anathema to her. It's the opposite of loyal, she likely can't even process that.

And then this is something Fluttershy doesn't necessarily see, her timidness and lack of self assuredness in this context leads her to believe someone as "cool" as Dash wouldn't want to remain with her. It's an interesting way to play the characters personalities and weaknesses against each other.

Anyway, not sure if you were thinking of these things when you were writing, but I thought it was interesting to think about. Keep it up!
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sokom64 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so cool how comments like yours complement and make me understand more deeply the story.
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ceremus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, well I'm glad you found them helpful! Just my musings on how their personalities might conflict here.
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TonyTehBrony Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I have so much confusion in my brain right now that I can't understand it! Why did she have to do that?! I DON'T GET IT!
I love this story and from the point when she broke up with RD, I was crying my eyes out. I hope things get better, but I feel that that is not going to happen in this story. I anticipate the next chapter!
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tallon567 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
If this doesnt have a happy ending ill probably cry and cut myself... But this story is still awesome
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derfurshur Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I must say you're killing my FlutterDash feels, I'm still holding out hope for a happy ending, but even if I don't get my idealist ending this is still a good story


Also like everyone else has said it's nice to see things from Fluttershy perspective for a change.
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uninc4life2010 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I feel like they could've made their relationship work even with dashie doing the wonderbolts. But still, fluttershy, how can you be in an intimate relationship with somepony for over a year and way your aren't attracted to them?
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Liam9787 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
".. even with DASHIE DOING THE WONDERBOLTS"
Yeah they definitely could make that work ಠ_ಠ
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BritSpearsArmpit Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rainbow's my favorite pony, hooves down! So after so many chapters of seeing this relationship through her eyes, it's a bit difficult to truly understand Fluttershy's thoughts and feelings and why she's done what she's done. But thus far, I'm still siding with my Dashie and I hope Fluttershy gets her freaking head on straight. I hate seeing Dashie so sad. :(
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MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fluttershy...please don't cry!
I love u...Fluttershy!!I believe in u!!

Eheh...great job ^^
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
RD and Fluttershy should be together! You should be ashamed of yourself!

Oh, and it was a nice fanfic, very well-written
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Dooddale Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
*spends all day doing College Homework, Tests, and Presentations*
*Gets home at night and checks D-art watches*
*Finds 2 new chapters*
*Screams in agony about not being able to sleep until both are read*
All and all, I love your work my friend!
You keep me up at night...in a Good way! XD
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Liam9787 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
LOLWUT.
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Ninjashot37 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I've got to say that I have an answer to this predicament and that both parties are being stupid I wonder if their friends will figure it out
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GarethJason Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I dont know what i could say here but wow this is a really touching story i can't stop reading. I don't think any other story out there could top this one. This is by far my most favorite fanfic i have ever read.. CAN'T WAIT FOR MOARR!!!!!!!!!!
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Eevora Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
XDXDXDXD Favourite chapter so far XD
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marcusfenix102 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
This is one of the rare moments where I would want to slap Fluttershy. Even though Fluttershy is my favorite pony, I just can't help but be mad at her. Love hurts eventually. Even if you break up eventually, I would rather have a ton of good memories than just cut it short. just argh.

Either way, I can't wait to see what happens next.
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amandaam Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:anger: i wanted to slap her too, but then she started to say that rainbow dash was her favorite pony friend but she kinda screwed it up though because you know and she should of just said that she didn't have the same feelings for her. i feel the same way right now. why didn't she go back to rainbow dash and sorry and hug her. it would have been better.

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undead-feline Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
damn it flutters >:I
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DolphinBuster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice to see it from Fluttershy's eyes for once.
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asluc96 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So for now, there's certainly no going back for them...that's sad, but still this is getting more and more interesting
I kind of like that the narrator this time is Fluttershy, pretty much works for giving us the 2 perspectives from each character from the story, and that's pretty good
Good work Brad-Crumbz :D
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Bread-Crumbz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it~ :>
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asluc96 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More than that, I love this
And welcome, keep up the good job :D
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JeffKingofGravy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
The really sad thing is that this is kind of happening right now between me and the girl I like. :'(
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PellucidDescartes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Well, have you learned anything from this yet? Hasn't this taught you the right and wrong thing to do in this situation?
If you need advice, the internet is here to help.
If you don't want help, we understand. But if you do,
just ask, we're here. Bronies stick together.
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JeffKingofGravy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thanks. It does mean alot. Fortunately, we're managing to keep the friendship intact, I believe.
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AXL6533 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
for the love of all things fluttershy get theme back together mate its tearing me apart
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Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Oh, at first I thought this about having to put Angel down.
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
great writers think alike i was figuring this was coming now let's see where you go with it ... will you continue to pour on the drama or will you lax? i know what i would do but that's me and i await to see your responce to this
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Bread-Crumbz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The drama after this point will sort of diminish not completely as they have to sort of go through the process of 'moving on' (if we can call it that.) but there wont be much more crying and tears and yelling anymore. Moreso them trying to get used to life without eachother :3
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GarethJason Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
nuuuuu dont give it away!!!!!!!!!!!!
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
interesting... i can't wait to see what you do next but what ever it is i'm sure it will end just the way you want it to....unless rush ...then i expect a train wreck
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zaiali Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I have to say bread crumbz: you gotta work on the story. I mean just saving them from future pain is not enough of a motivation to actually get fluttershy to break up with her. Because we all know how patient fluttershy is, she will be willing to wait for RD to come back from the wonderbolts and what have you.
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BatLover800 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Well one of the reasons Fluttershy broke up with Dash was that she believed the relationship was unbalanced. Rainbow Dash was giving her shit up just to be with Fluttershy, and that included her dreams to become a Wonderbolt. And Fluttershy felt that was unfair on Rainbow Dash, so she just decided to end it. And while yes, Fluttershy is patient, Rainbow Dash would probably have to devote a crapton of time just to being a Wonderbolt, and probably wouldn't have a whole lot of time for Fluttershy anymore.

We haven't exactly seen Fluttershy in a canon relationship, but I believe that Bread Crumbz got her actions within one down nicely. I imagine that Fluttershy would be insecure and unsure of herself, and yes, she would be paranoid of the future in a sort of pessimistic way. The way that she began feeling unsure about their relationship, and how she wasn't attracted to mares felt very realistic to me. Because yes, breakups over future assumptions do happen. And I feel that this portrays it well. c:>
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zaiali Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Opinions everywhere! I respect yours.
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Bread-Crumbz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't worry, it will all be explained in more detail :>
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ComposerOfMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fluttershy doesn't deserve somepony like Dashie. I don't care how bad she feels. Dashie has it worse.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Well someone hates fluttershy!

You know I am going to say the exact opposite: Rainbowdash does not deserve Fluttershy. lol
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