"Okay, so what're some things we both like doing?" Rainbow asked looking at a blank sheet of paper.
I really like watching you practice." Fluttershy thought.
"And I always like showing off." Rainbow said writing down 'Flight practice' on the paper.
"You really like my cooking
so dinners are always an option." Fluttershy said while thinking about possible new recipes to try for Rainbow Dash.
"Full bellies, check." Rainbow said writing down 'Dinner' on the paper.
we both like hanging out with our friends, going to Pinkie Pie's parties and getting a good sleep." Fluttershy listed off the most obvious things first.
"Check, check and check." Rainbow said listing off 'Hanging out', 'Parties' and 'Napping'.
" Fluttershy said tapping her chin thoughts, "How do you feel about the weather you make for Ponyville?"
"Well, I love having a good thunderstorm! Flying past lightning as it strikes is one of the most intense things ever! The wind and rain in your mane is just incredible!" Rainbow grinned thinking about it.
I just kind of prefer it when there's a light summer shower of sorts. Watching the calm rain is rather soothing." Fluttershy said thinking about it.
close enough." Rainbow said writing down 'Weather fun' on the paper. "What about pranks?" Rainbow asked looking up at Fluttershy.
well I guess as long as it's in good fun and no one is offended that they're okay
I-I'm just not good at coming up with ones." Fluttershy admitted.
"I'm counting it. You could join me and Pinkie in doing some awesome prank fests." Rainbow chuckled as she wrote down 'Pranks'.
I know you're not too interested in taking care of animals like I do
how are you about swimming?" Fluttershy remembered enjoying a good swim every so often.
it's not as fun as flying, but I suppose its fun, can't say I have anything against it." Rainbow wrote down 'Swimming'. "I know you're not much for competitions like me and Applejack tend to have, but is there anything physical you enjoy?"
Fluttershy couldn't help but blush at the way Rainbow worded that, "Oh uhm
" Fluttershy rubbed a hoof over her leg as she thought, "P-Physical
I-I like h-hugging and cuddling
being close b-but
I'm not very strong or anything. I-I'll mostly be a cheerleader for you
a-as best I can though."
" Rainbow chewed the pencil in thought, "I've never been too big on stuff like that
" she tilted her head while crossing her hooves, "But, we are together now. I'll have to try some of that with you, see if I like it." Rainbow wrote down 'Hugging?' on the paper.
Fluttershy blushed again, thinking happily at the thought of cuddling with Rainbow Dash. She was really sticking to her word and giving this a serious try, it really made her happy.
Suddenly there were several knocks on Fluttershy's door.
"Oh, I'll get it." Fluttershy quickly got up, heading for the door. Just as she was about to open the door, it flew open suddenly.
"Oh, there you are Fluttershy-dear. It took me forever but I was finally able to get your new dress looking as good as new. I even spruced up some of the finer edges, so it should shine ever more now." Rarity said walking into Fluttershy's house with a white box.
"O-Oh. Thank you Rarity, I appreciate it." Fluttershy smiled.
"Now, you didn't give me any of the details about what happened that night, so you simply MUST tell me now. How'd it go? I can't imagine it going too well with the state your dress was in." Rarity said before turning to see Rainbow Dash looking at Rarity with a pencil in her mouth, "Oh, good evening Rainbow Dash, I wasn't expecting to see you in Fluttershy's house."
"Well I'm here." Rainbow grinned before putting the pencil down.
about that night
" Fluttershy said, not sure what to say. She looked nervously at Rainbow Dash. "You see
" Rainbow could see Fluttershy's invisible question of 'What do I do?'
"Hey, go ahead and tell her Fluttershy, she is our friend, I'm sure she'll understand." Rainbow Dash with a grin, not really wanting to hide anything.
"What? You've already told Rainbow Dash?" Rarity said amazed, "Oh you simply MUST tell me now!"
I didn't really tell her
s-see, it's like this
" Fluttershy said nervously beginning her story.
"-And then she kissed me saying 'What do you think?' And we just kind of went from there." Fluttershy finished her story, scrapping her hoof against the ground.
"Yea, it was shortly after that the Unicorn team came up and gave Fluttershy a full refund for the show. Man, those guys had egg on their faces." Rainbow laughed nonchalantly.
the pony you were trying to impress was
Rainbow Dash?" Rarity said still trying to process everything.
I-I'm sorry I wasn't forthcoming about it
" Fluttershy apologized softly.
"Good Heaven's Fluttershy." Rarity said shaking her head, "Why didn't you tell me sooner?"
"Hey, what's with that tone?" Rainbow asked not liking the way Rarity said that.
"I-I'm sorry Rarity
I was just nervous." Fluttershy rubbed her leg gently.
"Oh my, no WONDER your night was terrible." Rarity sighed, "I gave you dating advice on how to attract a Gentlecolt, not Rainbow Dash. Rainbow Dash is far from a good Gentlecolt." Rarity said in her usual sophisticated matter.
"Hey! I can be fancy when I need to, I just don't feel like it." Rainbow Dash huffed.
"Never the less, I gave the wrong advice for the suitor Fluttershy was trying to attract." Rarity addressed Rainbow Dash before turning to Fluttershy with a smile, "And something simple would've been much better for attracting Rainbow Dash. Perhaps something with a rainbow flare to it, something that would visualize to her 'I'm thinking of you'. Yes, it truly would make a gorgeous piece." Rarity said smiling as she thought about it.
you're okay with Rainbow Dash and I
dating?" Fluttershy said a little surprised.
"But of course dear, whatever made you think I wouldn't?" Rarity smiled at her dear friend, with a warming smile.
I guess I was just nervous that you or the others wouldn't like the idea
" Fluttershy admitted.
"Oh darling, you shouldn't ever feel that way. We are your friends! We love you for who you are, and if you like mares then that's fine by us. If it's what makes you happy, then of course we support you!" Rarity said happily, "Though I must admit, I was hoping you'd fall for someone with a touch more grace, but not everypony is me I suppose." Rarity chuckled.
"Oh haha, very funny." Rainbow Dash rolled her eyes before walking up to Fluttershy, before showing Rarity a big grin, "But if you wouldn't mind, Fluttershy and I were in the middle of some important 'relationship' business." This comment elicited a large blush from Fluttershy as she tried to hide her face in her mane.
"Oh, but of course. How rude of me, I'll go ahead and escort myself out." Rarity smiled before heading back for the door. "Oh, and one more thing Rainbow Dash."
"Yea, what is it?" Dash asked raising an eyebrow.
"You better treat Fluttershy right. She's my dearest friend and I would hate to see anything sadden her." Rarity glanced at Rainbow from the corner of her eye.
"You kiddin' me? I'd rather lose my wings then do anything to hurt Fluttershy." Rainbow grinned at Rarity.
"Very good. I leave her to you then." Rarity nodded before her horn lit up, closing the door behind her.
t-that means a lot to me." Fluttershy blushed as she spoke quietly.
"Hey, what's a marefriend for?" Rainbow grinned before nuzzling up against Fluttershy. "Now come on, we need to finish this list before I figure out a good date to take you on." Rainbow quickly walked back to where she had placed the paper before sitting down.
"Y-You? T-Taking me
on a date?" Fluttershy sounded surprised.
"Well yea. I'm taking this seriously, so it's only fair that I take you out sometimes." Rainbow picked up the pencil before scribbling on the paper again, "Besides, I may not know a whole lot about being mushy and romantic, but it requires effort on both parts right? You put the effort in, so it's my turn now."
Fluttershy blushed as a smile came to her face. "I guess you're right." Fluttershy happily headed towards Rainbow again. However, this time she sat down next to Rainbow, nuzzling up against her. A soft blush appeared on Rainbow's face.
"H-Hey, that tickles." Rainbow chuckled as Fluttershy nuzzled in close.
'I have the best marefriend ever.' Fluttershy thought to herself happily.