The three ponies stood there in the back room of the boutique while Twilight Sparkle scrambled to come up with anything which could be considered an answer.
However, Rainbow Dash gave her no time to answer, continuing to pile on questions, each one stabbing at Twilight with more sharp pain than any knife could ever produce.
"Why are you here?"
"What do you want?
"Can't you see Rarity and I are busy?"
Twilight, immediately regretting her intrusion, was still unable to speak. It was Rarity who broke through the awkward silence.
"Um Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle? Is something the matter?"
Rainbow answered first, "No."
Twilight finally managed to squeak out a few words to explain her presence.
"No I mean yes I mean . everything's fine. I've come to talk to Rainbow Dash about something she needs help with. You see---"
"Oh, no," Rainbow Dash thought. There was no way she was going to let Twilight tell the whole world what she had shared with her. She interrupted before Twilight could finish.
"Stop! What do you think you're doing? I didn't say you could just tell everypony what I told you, and that includes Rarity." She emphasized this by staring down Rarity with the most lamenting eyes Rarity had ever had the misfortune of meeting.
Twilight stumbled over her words as she spoke. "It's just, I, you, I thought a lot about what you said. I feel really bad about not being able to help, so Spike and I told The Princess, and---"
Rainbow was furious. It seemed as if the dress she was wearing would burst into flames from the shear amount of heat her body was letting off. She screamed through clenched teeth with no sense of empathy, or remorse.
"You told Spike! You told The Princess! How could you? How could you do that after what I said?"
Twilight backed away, her heart, along with her confidence, shrinking to the size of a grain of sand.
"If I wanted anypony else to know I would have told them myself!" Tears began to fall from Rainbow as she tore Twilight apart. She had never been angrier in her life; she did not know what to do with that amount of emotion. "I can't believe you!"
That was it, enough being little-miss-nice-pony. Twilight had gone through a lot of trouble and sleepless nights to help Dash. She wasn't about to be bullied by one of her best friends whom she was only trying to help.
She stomped forward, looking up to Dash from the pedestal where she was standing.
"Now see here! I went through a lot to find a way to help you, and I don't appreciate your acting this way. I'm sorry I broke your trust in telling others about your secret, but you need to understand I only told them in order to help you. The Princess sent me a reply last night. You're not the only pony like this, you know. She says she can fix you. Isn't that what you want?"
"What was that?" Rainbow thought to herself. Was there really somepony out there with the power to fix her?
She wiped her tears, apologetically addressing Twilight. "There's somepony who can help me?"
Twilight, still feeling pretty upset with Dash, reinforced what she had said. "Yes, Rainbow. The Princess says she can help. All you have to do is pay her a visit at The Royal Castle in Canterlot. "
Rainbow couldn't believe it. She felt so vulnerable. She loved attention, but not this kind of attention. She let the idea of meeting The Princess regarding her problem mull around in her head, trying to come up with something, anything to say to Twilight.
"So, you're saying if I go to The Princess, she can make it so I don't have to be like this anymore?" She gestured to herself, and her new dress.
"It seems that way, yes."
By that point, Rarity felt obligated to say something. "So, everything's okay, then?"
"Yes, everything is going to be just fine," Twilight answered. "Rainbow just needs a little help with something. Isn't that right, Rainbow?" She looked back over towards Rainbow Dash.
Dash placed one hoof on the back of her neck, smiling a little as she spoke. "Yeah, everything's gonna be fine."
"Alright then," Rarity gleamed. "Now, since we're all here, would you like to help me put the last touches on Rainbow's dress? I do say she does look rather stunning, wouldn't you say, Twilight?"
Twilight and Rainbow couldn't help but to laugh.
"Um, Rarity, it's really a beautiful dress, but I don't think I'll be needing it. I'm more than happy to pay you for your trouble, and I do appreciate the work you put into it. Would you mind helping me get out of this thing? Twilight and I need to get to Canterlot."
Rarity was confused, but tried not to show it, or the fact she was at least a little offended Rainbow Dash didn't like her dress. Perhaps somepony would explain things to her later on, she thought.
"Alright, Rainbow." She began untying the strands of lace, which loosened the fabric enough for the dress to fall around Dash's hooves. "That ought to do it."
"Thanks, Rarity. Now, Twilight, we should be going, right? We don't want to keep The Princess waiting."
The two walked out of the boutique, leaving Rarity with the assurance all would be explained in good time.
As they made their way to the library, Rainbow wrapped a wing around Twilight. She would never be able to thank her enough for helping, for being so accepting, but she could try. She pulled her purple friend in closer, wrapping her hooves around her into a hug.
Twilight Sparkle felt something then she never had the pleasure of feeling previously. She melted away in Rainbow's grasp, only able to offer a simple reply.
"Anything for you, Dash."