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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.



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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.



"Thank you."



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."



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Alright, everypony. I bring you chapter seven of my story. Again, this one is a little short, but in all honesty, I rather like submitting them in this fashion.

This chapter finally sees Twilight and Rainbow talking about Rainbow's problem again, hoping to come to a resolution.

I realize the story seems to be very heavy on these two characters, but know I do have big plans for the others, who will be making appearances very shortly.

Also, please take some time to consider donating to my own, actual transition. Even if it's just $1, every little bit helps me out immensely: www.gofundme.com/dnzh00

Thank you all so much for reading.

-Shake

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NicLove Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niclove.deviantart.com/journal… You can put Bent G.  in your story if you want. :D
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Swellow32 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I smell shipping
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olihmajor Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Hooray for another good chapter ^_^ I'm liking this story so far, and it's very unique :3
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Of course Celestia would know about TG ponies, and have a way to help them!
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
iz here!
wow, this is the best chapter yet ^^
great job
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Magicponixtutu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I am glad for the new chapter, it is wonderful, you are a truely great story teller and reading these are a pleasure. I like the fact that raitiy thought confused took it well. I am sure she could probably sell it to some other pony and make twice the mony, from rainbow for making it and some other pony for it to keep. I mean even thought she is the element of generosity, she is running a buisness. i cant wait to see what the others will say. I also know the leson that twilight gives to the princess will be a good one in this!!
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.

I'm actually extremely excited to write the next chapter. Twilight's going to be a very important character, maybe even more so than Dash, for a little while.

It's good to finally get to a part of the story where things are looking up.
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zantetsuren Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Eeee, new chapter~

...oho, does Twilight have a little crush on Dash? You do know how to make things dramatic.

Your writing is amazing, as usual. I eagerly await the next chapter, and hopefully a solution to Dash's problem.
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to have this one up. It was fun to write.

... maybe. I'll elaborate a little more later on.
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shining-armor7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I like where this is going.
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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MandyB82 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Oh yay, things are looking up! :squee:
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeyup.
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MandyB82 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
:happybounce: I'm glad!
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Mourning-Star98 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow Dash is my favorite!
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I really like her a lot, but I'm torn between her and Applejack.
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Mourning-Star98 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Applejack is cute too! And I LOVE Granny Smith!
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also you seem to have introduced an interesting wrinkle into story with those last two lines.
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeyup.

Sure did.

Things are going to get complicated.
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm...thanks for clarifying that. It will help in shaping my comments for an eventual critique.

"Things are going to get complicated."

Oooooohhhhhhh boy. You just have to keep reeling me in don't you?
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure do.
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is certainly one of the more interesting and unique story ideas I've seen in these fanfictions and it's only more recently that I've seen one other deal with it. (It's 'Dash's Secret' over FiMFiction.net, though it's a short story and was posted long after this one had started; also there's certain sharp differences in tone and approach.) ((I'll admit that my interest was also further piqued due to one of the groups that this fic is appearing in...

One question I have though, and I hope this isn't trampling too far into your personal experiences penguin protector: is how much the level of anger and frustration that Dash exhibits here reflects your own experiences as a woman born in the body of a man? On some levels I can see these reactions as an extension of Dash's character. She's impulsive and hot-headed in normal cases. She would be worst suffering under extreme frustration. Though on some levels, like her reactions to Twilight in the most recent chapter could appear to be overwrought to some readers. Of course I'm speaking as a straight, white male who has relatively little knowledge and experience regarding the experience of transgendered people. So admittedly I'm missing a bit of context here and I'm hoping to offer some sort of critique on this story when I get some time to (ugh, law school; is it any wonder I've turned to both Ponies AND heavy metal music?).
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am happy to know you've enjoyed my story thus far. Also, thank you for the heads up on the other story. I'd love to check it out.

As for your question, regarding how closely the emotion Dash exhibits resembles my own, a lot of what she says and does isn't entirely "true". The way she feels about her situation is how I feel about mine, yes, but I didn't want to throw myself into a Pony story. This story is only loosely based on what I've done, and how I've done it. I do throw a considerable amount of real fiction into the mix where I see fit to keep this from becoming a sort of diary.

I don't believe I ever got as angry as Dash did, but it was close. I'm an extremely mild-tempered person, while Rainbow Dash clearly is not. I take experiences from my life to help me write this story, but put a considerable amount of thought into how Rainbow Dash would act and react should these experiences happen to her instead. She is not a direct reflection of me, but there is a bit in there. She may fall out of character every once in a while just to help me express a certain thought. I like to keep this balance in order to keep things interesting for the readers, and myself as I come up with new scenes, and circumstances Rainbow Dash and the rest of the crew must face.

Thanks again for delving so much into why I've written the story the way I have. I will be eagerly awaiting your critique. :)
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Adan-Cricjer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the reply. This actually allows me to properly fashion my critique and think of what useful feedback I can give.

But for now...school readings. Onto the breach once more.
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sabatonisepic27 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
This was awesome! I can't wait to read more
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.

Expect more soon.
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abaikgirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Go ponies taking over the front page!
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? I'm so humbled people like this stuff enough to get it on the front page.

My day just got 20% more awesome. :)
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mandydax Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I'm so glad you've put out another chapter. Poor Rarity. She must be so confused. ;) I really loved the way you turned RD's anger around to abashed gratitude. I've been there before.

(Editor's note: "She stomped forward, looking up to Dash from the pedestal she was standing." I think there should be an "on" or "on which" in there.)
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penguinprotecter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.

Yeah, Rarity really didn't have a clue what was going on, but that'll change soon enough.

Haha, yup, been there myself a few times.

Thanks for letting me know about this. I'll fix it now.
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AnarchisThinker Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Another good chapter written. :3 I hope to see more soon. ^^ I'l be lurking around, though, instead of watching. XD
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Glad to know you're keeping an eye on me at all. :D
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