The Cupcake Killer
A 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' Fanfiction
by milesprower06, in collaboration with Ace2401
2 WEEKS LATER
A good portion of Ponyville was gathered at the newly-decorated fountain in the center of town. Planted all around the base were the most beautiful and exotic types of flowers, thanks to Fluttershy.
On the edge of all three flowing bowls, glimmering gemstones had been encrusted into the stone. When the sunlight hit them, the sight was almost magical. Thanks to Rarity, who had spent a great deal of time in the past couple weeks perfecting her choice of gems to be included in the memorial.
On the bottom most bowl, where most of the water was at all times, the names of the victims had been expertly carved into the outside wall all around the circumference. It had taken Twilight up until 2 nights ago to get them all carved in.
The mayor came up to the podium that had been set up in front of the fountain.
"Now if everypony would bow their heads for a moment of silence."
All ponies present lowered their heads, closed their eyes, and were silent. Just the wind moving through town could be heard. After several moments, the mayor thanked the crowd, and gave the podium to Rainbow Dash.
"Thanks so much for coming out today, everypony. When I first got this idea in my head a couple weeks ago, I never anticipated this outpouring of support. I'll be honest, I wasn't particularly close with any of the victims of these killings, but many of you were, and every day I thank my lucky stars that my name isn't carved into this fountain."
Rainbow ducked underneath the podium, and came up with her jar of liquid rainbow from her cloud home, and untwisted the lid.
"So let this fountain be a reminder of what Ponyville has lost. Of the joy and happiness these ponies brought into our lives."
With that, she slowly poured the liquid rainbow into the fountain, every last drop, and within seconds, the spectrum had worked through the entire waterlines, and the fountain was now a brilliant display of colors reflected in the sunshine.
The next hour was spent with several family and friends of particular victims coming to the podium and telling of happy times with their lost loved ones. After which, another moment of silence was given, and the ceremony ended.
As the crowd began to disperse, Rainbow looked at the shooting streams of rainbow as they fell into the two tiers into the bottom bowl, and was touched at what her friends and her had managed to accomplish.
"It's very beautiful. I can't wait to see how it looks under the moonlight."
Rainbow turned, and saw Princess Luna behind her, and she gave a short bow.
"Thank you, your highness. What can I do for you?"
"Actually, I just thought I'd come and let you know something. This isn't for everypony's ears, but it concerns Pinkie."
Rainbow listened intently, and her friends saw Luna lean down and whisper something in Rainbow's ear. Rainbow then nodded with a soft smile, and Luna ascended into the sky towards Canterlot.
PONYVILLE ROCK FARM
2 DAYS LATER
Rainbow Dash sat near a large oak tree next to the silo near the farmhouse, with Gummy on her shoulder. She sat in front of a fresh mound of dirt, where a pile of rocks had been set up, with a wooden cross perched out of the center of the pile, with a name carved into it.
'PINKAMENA DIANE PIE'
"Look...I don't think everypony will ever be able to agree on how to view what you did. Whether it's right to remember you and the way you were before all this happened. I don't honestly know what I'd say to you, had you survived. I'm trying my hardest to cope with what you did to me, Pinkie. You were one of my best friends, and I think I'm the only one out of our friends who's ready to move on. You're gone now, and I can't feel about you the way the other victims do. You didn't take anyone from me, except...yourself. We'll never know if you had any idea what you were doing, if there was something seriously wrong with your mind. I'm sorry if anything we did caused this."
Rainbow fumbled with the dirt for a moment, trying to figure out what she wanted to say next.
"I guess what I'm trying to say is...I don't know if I'll ever be able to forgive you for what you did. I'm going to find a way to live with what you did to me, and I'll be stronger for it. But...you were a great friend, regardless of what happened to you in the end."
Rainbow just sat there, looking at the simple grave. By looking at her, a pony wouldn't be able to tell if she was waiting for a response from beyond the grave. She sat there for several more minutes, in silence, before whispering goodbye, and began to trot home back to the farm, with Gummy on her back.
Her mind was finally clear.
I'd like to thank everypony who's kept on reading this story of mine. I hope it's shorter length didn't put you off. Ace and I just decided to touch on a subject that was, to many of you, noticeably absent in Precious Rainbow.
Again, I'd like to give a big thank you to Ace2401 for helping me along with this story. If you'd like to see what he can do more directly, then I would like to direct you over to his side story to this, Living the Dream, a short story that starts in between Precious Rainbow and Cupcake Killer.
Additionally, alek4ever has begun a side story telling what happened to Lyra and Bonbon during the events of my stories, in 'A Broken Lyre'. I was immediately drawn in with the prologue, so head on over and read the start of his story, as well!
And as for yours truly, I'm not quite done with this storyline, and I've wanted to try my hand at shipping as far back as Precious Rainbow. So I'm currently writing out a oneshot shipping sequel to these events, Apple of Her Eye. Hope to have that out sometime soon! Until then, thanks for reading, thanks for reviewing!