My submission to the "Best Friend Contest" at
Thunderlane, Rumble, Scootaloo (even if she is only mentioned) and My Little Pony © Hasbro
I had no idea originally what to do for this contest. I'm still fairly new as an active member in the Brony community. I felt it was probably better that I used canon cast, but honestly didn't feel like using any of the main ponies.
Then while browsing my favorties folder I saw this picture
and thought "hey Thunderlane and Rumble, that might work."
You have no idea how hard it was to keep this under 1000 words. I'm probably giving Rumble the most credit for that since this is written from his perspective and being a little colt doesn't use that many words. He sounds younger than the Cutie Mark Crusaders in "Hurricane Fluttershy". Hope he sounds young enough in this story; writing for young kids has always been a challenge for me.
I also will admit I'm probably stretching things in the story with Thunderlane being prone to illnesses. I realize the implication in "Hurricane Fluttershy" was far more that Thunderlane was apparently known for faking illnesses to get out of jobs.
It still got me thinking especially when it turned out that he had in fact been genuinely sick. What if he wasn't faking, some ponies just brushed it off as him being lazy because sometimes it was just coughs and nothing too serious.
So I guess I couldn't resist adding a little sadness to this short friendship tale.Edit:
And then I decided to rewatch "Hurrican Fluttershy" to see if I couldn't get a screenshot of the two of them together and there are two brief scenes that show Rumble can in fact fly. CRAP.
Oh well, um this story takes place before that episode? Yes I'll go with that
Probably teaches me not to be writing things after midnight.