The cyan mare found herself close to tears starring into the never ending darkness of the forest, soon tears began to run down her face in a long stream, falling to the cold ground "F-Fluttershy...." She stammered through the tears, "I have to find her..."
"Twilight!" Rainbow yelled, bursting down the front door to the library, tearing it off its hinges, parts of the door frame cutting her. "Gu-guys y-you've gotta help... Fluttershy...." Rainbow stammered through her tears. "Where is she? And just what the hay is going on!?" Applejack asked. "Sh-she ran into Everfree Forest...." Rainbow Dash sobbed while Pinkie gave her friend a light hug and attempted to remove most of the splinters. "We better hurry so she doesn't get in too far." Twilight said, marching to the door. "I'll stay here with Spike dear, just incase she happens to come back. Do be careful!" Rarity said. Spike gulped and turned a bright red. "Alright girls, let's get going." Twilight said, looking at the now terror struck ponies.
"We need to go faster, We need to find her!" Rainbow thought, tears no longer in her eyes. She needed to find Fluttershy. Nothing else mattered at that point. Once the gang had gotten to Everfree forest, they decided they could cover more ground by splitting up and meeting back at the edge of the forest by sunset. Applejack thought that it would be a good idea if Twilight went with Pinkie, since Twilight could use some kind of spell to show if she was in danger and Rainbow Dash could easily use her wings.
Rainbow Dash and Applejack walked for what seemed like 10 minutes, both not really wanting to talk, but Applejack still wanted to know what was going on. "Why in the hay did she go and run off, anyway?" Applejack asked, as the four ponies continued to run inside Everfree Forest. "Well uh...er.... Something uh... Startled her! Yeah and she ran off into the Forest!" Rainbow said, giving a fake smile to Applejack, "Come on now, Rainbow, you can't lie to me. I know that somethings up." Rainbow's heart raced, "Well er... um..... I.. urgggh, fine! I'll tell you what happened. I was talking to Fluttershy for most of the night. We hanged out around the Everfree Forest." Rainbow said blushing, "We... we were just talking..." Rainbow continued. "About what?" Applejack said with a puzzled look on her face. "When we were done talking, we were watching the sun beginning to set..." Rainbow said, blushing even more. "That still doesn't tell me why she ran off.... Oh wait, she didn't, no she wouldn't have told you..." Applejack said. "Tell me what?" Rainbow Dash said, raising her eyebrow . "I'm sorry I can't tell you. I promised Fluttershy I wouldn't tell anyone. Besides, you know I can't lie or break a Pinkie Promise to a friend, Rainbow." Applejack said. "Well I really should have told everyone this sooner but.... I-I like mares..." Rainbow said, looking down at her hooves, "I know you may think I'm some sort of monster, that's the reason she left. I don't know why she would have just ran off into the forest because i told her that I liked mares..." Applejack smiled, "It must have been really hard to tell her that." Rainbow gave a quick glance at Applejack, but looked back to the ground just as fast, "Fluttershy and I have been friends since we were fillies. I know I could trust her, I just don't know why she ran off..." Rainbow said. "Now, listen here, sugarcube, I think she just misunderstood what you were trying to say." Applejack said, with a grin, thinking of her previous conversation with her shy friend.
"Do you even know where we're going?" Pinkie asked, bouncing up and down along the pathway. "Well, to tell you the truth, I was thinking of going down to Zecora's Hut and find out if she saw where Fluttershy went," Twilight replied. "Well if that's what ya wanna do, just make sure we don't run into any poison joke! I just couldn't stand not being able to talk!" Pinkie beamed and began to ramble on about something but Twilight was deep in thought. What was Fluttershy doing with Rainbow Dash, and why would she just run away like that? "...And there was so much Batter left over, we had enough to make seconds!" Twilight snapped out of her thoughts, "What are you talking about Pinkie?" Twilight said, giving her friend a concerned look. "Oh, I was just talking about that time that Rainbow came over to make cupcakes!" Pinkie said with a grin, "Umm... okay then, Pinkie... Let's just try and get to Zecora's without getting attacked by some monster." Twilight proclaimed, "Just try to keep quiet so we aren't overheard, okay?" Twilight said, crouching a little lower to the ground, "Okie Doki Loki!" Pinkie said with a wide smile.