Dashie looked around in the darkness wondering what was happening the only light she could see was through a long slit above her. After a minute the filly realised where she was, back inside the box that the strange being had found her. Thinking about why she would be back here confused her as the last thing she remembered was being back at the beings house. 'Why would daddy bring me back here' the cyan filly pondered, 'what could have given him a reason to bring me here, doesn't he care about me'.
Just then the top box flaps opened up and standing there was the being that had rescued her. "D-d-daddy w-why am I h-h-here" Dashie was said worryingly. "I'm sorry Dashie, but I can't take care of you anymore so I am leaving you here until soemone else will come for you" the being said in an emotionless voice.
"What do you mean daddy" Dashie said starting to tear up. "It's for the best you can take care of yourself, you don't need me around" the being said as he got up and started to walk away. "D-D-DADDY NO" Dashie screamed aloud. "I want to stay with you". She tried to climb out of the box but something was holding the young pegasus down. Trying to flap her wings as hard as she could to break free but to no avail. "So long Dashie" the being said no with no emotion as he faded out of sight. Dashie still struggling cried out "Daddy, no daddy don't leave me here". Suddenly her the area surrounding her faded to black.
'GASP' Dashie woke suddenly breathing heavily looking around realising she was back in the house she had become accustomed to. As the cyan filly began to calm down she was still in wonder that even though she was in the house where she knew safety why she had experienced that horribleness back in the box.
She noticed me lying next to her sleeping and just then she started nudging me with her muzzle. "Daddy wake up" the pegasus said with fear in her words. As I got up I noticed Dashie was looking at me with a worried face, her mane in a bit of a mess. "What's wrong Dashie" I said with a yawn.
"W-why d-did you d-do that t-to me d-d-daddy" Dashie had said with tears starting in her eyes. "What's the matter, Do what to you" I said with a puzzled look. "Why did you leave me in that awful place in that box". 'Awful Place...that Box' I thought suddenly realising she must have been having a nightmare.
"Oh Dashie" I said as I started to stroke Dashie's mane which began to calm her, "You must've had a nightmare" I said which was obviously met with confusion. "A-a W-what" dashie asked wondering what I was talking about.
"Dashie, do you remember what I talked to you about having dreams". Dashie responded with a few simple nods, "Well sometimes someone such as you or me will tend to have a bad dream called a nightmare which occurs when a simple fearful thought appears whilst sleeping and bad things start to play out". Fear began to consume the cyan filly's face. "But" I quickly jumped in before she could start panicking, "You have to remember that whatever happens in a dream nothing and I mean nothing can hurt you".
Dashie let out a sigh of relief as she leapt forward to hug me like I was made to go "Th-thank you daddy". "It's okay Dashie" I replied returning the hug. "Remember this I will never abandon you, I will always protect you no matter what".
Hearing those words reassured Dashie that I will never do anything to hurt her. "I have an idea, in order to help you forget this whole ordeal I will introduce you to something that will keep you occupied if you are bored or I am at work". I pointed to the Television set, and right on cue Dashie gave a 'Huh' kind of look. Dashie had seen the T.V before but had no idea what it was or it's what it's function was.
"This is called a television or T.V for short, it's what we use to view pictures that move on their own". Dashie showed an expression of wonder and interest thinking she might like it. Luckily I only have a simple connection so I won't have to worry about My Little Pony. I turned on the T.V and using the remote switched to one of the stations with the saturday morning cartoons. The instant Dashie saw that Spongebob Squarepants appear she was overcome with joy. I also thought as she is Rainbow Dash after all she might like racing so I decided to show her the channels that often show racing such as Nascar, the look of awe on her face showed she enjoyed the look of things going as fast as they could. After I showed her how it all works and which channels she could access so she can do it on her own I stood up to go get ready and go to work. before I left the house I told Dashie "Now remember Dashie if you ever have a problem with anything just remember I am always here for you no matter what". "I know and thank you daddy" she gave me a meaningful hug which I returned with which I then set off to work and Dashie returned to enjoying the cartoons and racing in the comfort of the house.
Whilst walking to work I realised that as I am getting to know Dashie more and more as the months go by and vice versa it gives me more and more hope that I will remember always that life will always be worth living no matter what is thrown at you and I will always remember that I never would have thought about any of this if it weren't for Dashie.