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-Warning: This story contains shipping between the mane cast. It also contains references to the Silent Ponyville continuity and takes place two and half months after Silent Ponyville 2. Reading it is not required but recommended.-


Prologue


"Alright, hello everyone and welcome to the Wonderbolt Auditions!" Spitfire announced walking before the group of eager young fliers before her, "We've never really done this 'open auditions' thing before so it's kind of a new experience for everyone. However, we're confident that you're going to show us your stuff and the best of the best will have the honor of joining us, the Wonderbolts!"

Rainbow Dash felt tense as she stood amongst the crowd of fliers around her. There was a lot more potential new recruits than she had thought there were going to be. And she knew well enough that there was only maybe two or three positions open on the team at best. Out of all the potential flyers to get in, she felt like a single rain drop in a storm trying to hit a tiny target.

She knew it didn't make sense to feel nervous, that she'd only fly worse because of it. She knew she had to be confident, but something wasn't letting her be. She knew Spitfire was still talking but the words felt like they were being drowned out by her doubt. What was holding her back?

"You can do it Rainbow Dash, I believe in you." Fluttershy encouraged her.

Oh right…that was what was holding her back.

"-So if you all understand we'll be starting to the tryouts." Spitfire's voice finally reached her and dragged her back to reality, "You'll each have five minutes to tryout. Good luck everyone." Spitfire smiled to the group before turning to rejoin the other Wonderbolts.

All at once the group of aspiring young fliers began to file into the preparation room, awaiting their chance to show off and impress the Wonderbolts. Dash moved along with them, her mind whirling with confusion.

The waiting room was packed full of the young fliers, all nervously chatting away with each other about their hopes and aspirations, making friends amongst possible rivals while other seemed to wish death upon all of them. Male, female, young, old, there seemed to be so many different types of ponies here, all with different types of flying styles.

But none of that was going through the rainbow-headed pegasus's mind.

"Fluttershy I've kind of been…thinking." Rainbow Dash said nervously.

"What's the matter?" Fluttershy asked curiously, looking at her marefriend.

"About this whole…you having a foal thing…" Fluttershy blinked curiously, "I…I was thinking we should maybe…wait…you know?"

"O-Oh? Is something that matter?" Fluttershy asked, looking a little hurt.

"D-don't get me wrong! I'm all for the idea!" Rainbow Dash quickly spoke up seeing that look on her face, "But the Wonderbolt open auditions are happening soon. A-And…" Dash rubbed her front leg looking away, "I don't know what my schedule will be like if I get accepted…o-or if I'll even be accepted…so…before we go making a big commitment like this, I…I want to make sure I'll have time to be around for our kid…you know?"

"Oh…I understand." Fluttershy smiled softly, but Dash couldn't tell if it was sincere or not. "I guess we shouldn't rush this after all. It is a big decision."

"Yea, exactly. I know you want to hurry, but we've got plenty of time." Dash smiled trying to comfort her marefriend.


"Hey." Rainbow was snapped from her thoughts as she felt someone push her from behind. She quickly whipped her head around, "They're calling you! Get out there!"

"Number thirteen!" Came the announcers voice once again.

"O-Oh, right." Rainbow looked at the number on her flank, reading the thirteen that was placed there, before quickly moving to the front of the crowd. Had she really lost that track of time that much in her own thoughts? 'There's no way I'm ready for this.' She felt herself gulp as she stepped out into the fresh open air, walking across the clouds toward a small table that was set up. Behind which she could see her idols, waiting to judge her performance.

"Oh hey, it's you again. Rainbow Dash right?" Spitfire smiled from behind the table.

"You…you remembered my name?" Rainbow asked stunned looking at her idol. The gala had been at least half a year ago at this point. Winter was going to be around the corner and yet Spitfire had remembered her name from their brief encounters.

"Of course, it's not easy to forget the name of the one who won the best young fliers contest, saved us and crashed the gala." Spitfire chuckled softly recalling everything.

"And she saved my pie!" Soarin grinned next to Spitfire.

"Ah-haha…yea…" Rainbow said trying to laugh off her embarrassment, "I guess all that is kind of…memorable."

"So, are you ready to audition? We've been impressed with your flying so far after all." Spitfire complimented Rainbow Dash.

"Oh…uh…audition…right…y-yea I guess I'm ready." Rainbow said taking a deep breath to try and steady her nerves.

"You guess?" Spitfire asked stopping Rainbow in her tracks, "Are you nervous?"

"…I…I…" Rainbow hesitated, "I guess I am…but not really about my ability to audition. I guess I'm nervous about what happens after my audition."

"You're worried you won't get accepted?"

"…Actually…no…" Rainbow steadied herself and began to explain, "See, back home I have a marefriend that, well, things are getting pretty serious between us. And joining the Wonderbolts has been my dream for as long as I can remember and I know how much time you guys spend traveling Equestria to perform shows, practicing your routines and that new recruits have a one year training program to ensure they can learn the formations and build unity amongst the team." Rainbow took in a breath, "And I've been worried that joining the Wonderbolts would mean that…I wouldn't have time for her anymore…that I'd lose her because I couldn't be there for her."

There was a moment of silence after Rainbow's quick breathed rant. The Wonderbolt's seemed to look at each other in thought and Rainbow was sure what was going through their heads.

"Hey Soarin, aren't you dating some girl long distance?" Spitfire asked curiously.

"Yea I am!" Soarin grinned, "She's a sweet piece of pie she is." He boasted proudly.

"How's that working out?"

"It's working out great! She sends me a letter, I send her a letter. Usually I get and send about two a week." Soarin chuckled while grinning broadly, "And since our shows will be stopping for winter soon and her tour will be over around the same time we're going to be spending our vacation together." He said excitedly.

"Well, that works for Soarin and his girl, would that work for you?" Spitfire asked curiously turning back to Rainbow Dash.

"I…I dunno…I uhm…" Rainbow stumbled again trying to think over her options.

"Tell you what, we've still got a lot of auditions to go through, and we'll be here till our last show of the year next month. Why don't you go home, talk it over with your marefriend and when you're ready come back and audition for real?"

"Really? You'd do that for me?" Rainbow asked shocked yet excited by this proposal.

"Sure. We already know you can fly well, you did win the Best Young Fliers competition after all. Once you've figured things out feel free to come back. Just be sure you come back before our last show alright? If you don't we'll assume you choose to stay with your marefriend till we look for a new member of the team again, which, who knows when that'll be." Spitfire chuckled.

"Oh thank you! Thank you so much!" Rainbow said jumping into the air and flapping her wings excitedly, "I promise you won't regret letting me come back and audition! I'll figure something out and then I'll come back and knock your socks off!" Rainbow said grinning excitedly, before turning to the sky and flying off.

'So…I have a month to figure this out. To join the Wonderbolts, to keep Fluttershy…what do I do…' Rainbow dash pondered as she streaked through the sky, heading back to Ponyville.
Cover art by :iconlunafyre: once again. It felt appropriate to have her do the cover for the sequel of Too Shy for a Rainbow since she did the cover art for the first one X3

WELCOME ONE AND ALL! Welcome to my second Shipping fic and the sequel to my first one! Too Shy for a Rainbow has now officially been followed up by 'The Rainbow's Surprise'.

Now of course this is ALSO tied into the Silent Ponyville canon, however this one won't play AS BIG of a role in the future.

What could be the Rainbow's surprise be? Well I guess you'll have to wait for the next chapters! When will they be?

Well I have a lot of work coming up so hopefully Chapter 1 will be out soon enough, sorry guys, work tired me out like nobodies business~

Google docs: [link]

Now with 20% less Chef Hat.
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TheKoboldNecromancer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Writer
"Of course, it's not easy to forget the name of the one who won the best young fliers contest, saved us and crashed the gala." Spitfire chuckled softly recalling everything.

"And she saved my pie!" Soarin grinned next to Spitfire.

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Methinks Soarin is a little simple minded, eh? ;)
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jimcool93 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ill read this after SP3!
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Rethiacarmell Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
*GASP* that was nice
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
nice
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Gratlofatic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y U NO tell me new story!

Definitely reading tonight! LUV UR SHIT, BRO!

:heart:
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Its not done yeeeeeeet XD

Go read Study of the Mind Delve, its done 8D
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Paprika1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
incheeging
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pepemacho Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I found it interesting that even though I have tons of reading and studying to do for highschool, I always find some minutes to read your work. It just has something I can not describe, something I think I'll never get tired of!
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
My good sir, I believe that's 100% less chef hat XD
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nailbudday Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
DAMN YOU!!! i just finished reading the updates for all the fics im in the middle of, and right as i'm about to do school work, i notice this. Now i'll be checking DA every ten minutes hoping for an update even though i know that it'll be a week or two until the next part. Confound these fanfics, they drive me to anticipate!
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SirCookays Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
What ever happened with the disgea fic?
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'll get back to it one day. Really I will.

But everything at the moment in my brain is Silent Ponyville. With the game in complete full swing production, all the fanart, fanfics, the community...I can't do the Disgaea story justice right now. At least until either production of the game slows down/completes, I don't know when we'll see the next update.

But I promise you it WILL come ^_^
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
So... the Silent Ponyville game is really a thing that's going to happen?
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Of course the Silent Ponyville game really a thing. It's deep in production now. In fact if we're lucky it might be out by early next year. That's a rough guestimate but a lot of work has been done on it and I'm simply amazed at how much has been done ^_^
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Death-By-Grunge Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I cannot express my awe,so have an icon.
:iconpinkiepiegaspplz:
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:iconvirotox:
Virotox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
how is the game gonna be made available?
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Models made through a modeling program then coded together through Python lol
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Is it okay that I'm actually totally happy to hear that? XD
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well of course. I could never leave a story I love unfinished, and I put a lot of love into putting it together. Just I need to do it justice as well, and that'll take a while at the moment ^^
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I guess I wasn't clear. What I meant was, is it okay that I'm totally happy you're dropping Disgaea for now and focusing on Silent Ponyville? XD
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:iconjake-heritagu:
jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh well that too. Everyone loves Silent Ponyville XD
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
It is the best continuity in the fandom! :D
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lazynerd Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Ya know, from where that cloud is positioned, it kinda looks like Fluttershy's wearing a chef's hat XD
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maryamkeys Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Awesome and Adorable .I really love these type of art!!!!!
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GamingBrony236 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Fluttershy in the pic. looks like as if she was wearing a chef hat xD but its a cloud
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Inumaru12 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Squee~ It's the start of something new~ Yay for continuing the silent ponyville series. :)

Hm, I wonder where this road will lead us now. Can't wait to see what happens Jake! :)
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ArcAngelV1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Damn you Black Ops, I think surprise and a lovely image of an RC-XD goes off in my head... twice. And I also look forward to this fic. I'm sensing great things to come.
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ignorethisuser Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I'll be blunt, FS looks like she's wearing a chef's hat in the pic :p

Other than that, I look forward to reading this :D
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CodyMau Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Tsk tsk little Rainbow. Did you learn nothing walking through hell and back? Stay by the girl's side and it'll all work out in the end.

Interesting little story your slipped under the table here. Didn't see this coming. Soarin is winning me over with his happy-go-lucky nature. lol

Is the surprise for her, or from her?
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LordQuadros Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Awesome, I'm very much looking forward to this ^^ Admittedly, I'm not usually much of a shipper, but Too Shy for a Rainbow, some way or another, got me on the FlutterDash bandwagon. And it is the oddest thing, because while I can mentally separate your canon from the show's and appreciate it as sort of an alternate continuity (I figure something may come along sooner or later that contradicts it, but it doesn't really matter, because ultimately, it is what it is), at the same time, there is that tiny part of my mind that takes note of every shared scene or friendly little nod between Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash now. I really, really don't wanna be that guy, but I have to admit, you're making it a little difficult, XD
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I know EXACTLY what you mean! XD

P.S The episode Sonic Rainboom has SO MANY of those, lol. Especially at the end, haha.
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Streek471 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Is this required reading for SP3 >_>
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Ignore Jake. Yes it is. XD
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It isn't and neither was Too Shy for a Rainbow. This story only add to the existing fanon ^_^
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
>Implying TSFAR wasn't required for SP2

LIES! (I know it technically wasn't, but it adds SO MUCH to SP2 (and vice versa (Parenthiception(WE NEED TO GO DEEPER!))) that it's an injustice to both stories if you read one and not the other.)
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I mostly say so cause I know some people don't want to read the sappy love-fics, or just don't like shipping in general. I know I write it with purpose, but each fic should be able to stand alone and be better for it while giving people enough information that you can enjoy it by itself. Yes the collective-whole improves the stories, but I try to write with that in mind ^_^
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Yes, all true, but I still stand by saying that even if you don't like shipping they're more than worth reading. Besides, you've done the shipping so well that you've won over several non-shippers (myself included) and I will forever say that the way you've done the shipping here in Silent Ponyville is the best it's been done anywhere.
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, thanks Ace. I love having awesome fans like you. And yea, I give any shipping I do an amount of depth and reasoning to it. Even any I may briefly mention or just kind of add in in the future, it has a reason for why its there. At least a 'how they met, why they like each other and what it means to both of them' kind of reason ^^
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Ace2401 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
^_^

Yeah, you're the only person I've seen in this fandom doing f/f shipping while actually giving thought to and explaining how both parties could like another mare without just saying that everypony's a lesbian or bi in Equestria because there's hardly any males or something. XD
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Ninja-brad Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I completely agree with this
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Streek471 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Okay, will it tie in as much as Too Shy for a Rainbow did I guess is my main question. I don't like missing any big fanon stuff for this one actually.
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
As much? No. But I won't exactly be able to avoid referencing it hehe
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PatRoison Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A very cool prologue. I like that Rainbow's becoming worried about losing Fluttershy and being torn over having to choose her marefriend over her dream. Random and idiotic thought for the surprise: Rainbow gets pregnant.

In all seriousness, I can't wait for the next chapter. :D
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha

:icondoublefacehoofplz: Fluttershy, I'm pregnant...and Twilight's the father!
:iconfluttercryplz: What...Twilight how could you!
:icontwilightconfusedplz: What...but...we never...I never...
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NotAGoodUsername360 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Previously on "My Little Pony"...

Rainbow Dash: Fluttershy, I'm pregnant...and Twilight's the father!

Rainbow Dash: Fluttershy, I'm pregnant...and Applejack's the father!

Rainbow Dash: Fluttershy, I'm pregnant...and Big Mac's the father!

Rainbow Dash: Fluttershy, I'm pregnant...and Snails is the father!

Fluttershy: BULL. SHIT.

Rainbow Dash: ...OK, that last one was a lie.

[Cookie for whoever gets the reference]
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Virotox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
yu-gi-oh abridged?
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NotAGoodUsername360 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Eeeeeeeeeyup. Sadly, Jake beat you to the cookie. XD
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Virotox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
oh well, i was looking more for comfirmation that i was right anyway.
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jake-heritagu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Twilight: And now...our continuing story...wait did any of that actually happen?
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NotAGoodUsername360 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
*tosses you a cookie*
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