Two teenage colts were sitting on a bench, one a bluish gray pegasus and the other a pinto colored earth pony. They were discussing their latest plan to get a date with different fillies. It seemed that every time they would come up with something, it would blow up in their faces. Today the colts were going to try to ask out somepony they had not tried to ask before.
“So, who are you going to ask out, Pip?” asked the pegasus. The earth pony was slow to respond, he looked away and said something incoherent. The pegasus let out a sigh and began to speak.
“You don’t have to be embarrassed, Pipsqueak. Just tell me who it is.”
“I know I don’t, Rumble. But, The problem is I have a crush on somepony that doesn’t know I exist.” The pegasus thought about this for a moment, he knew there were some things you just had to let go, but he really wanted to know who his friends crush was, so he decided to figure it out. A sudden thought occurred to him, he noticed this earlier but hadn’t thought much of it at the time.
“Let me guess, I bet she has an orange coat and a magenta mane that flows in the wind as she soars through the sky with her wings spread wide, has a thin and curvy body-” Pipsqueak was now smiling happily and had blush on his cheeks as his mind drifted to a few interesting thoughts.
“Mind if I ask what your thinking about there, Pip?” Rumble asked, amused by his friend. Pipsqueak got embarrassed and knew his jig was up.
“Yes, I have a crush on Scootaloo.” Pipsqueak announced, Rumble chuckled. The pegasus couldn’t help it. His friend had crush on a pegasus that didn’t want anything to do colts or fillies, much less an earth pony. He eventually stopped and apologized.
“I’m sorry, Pip. But, Scootaloo has never dated anypony, she is always hanging out with her friends.” was Rumble’s response.
“I know, but I can’t help it.” Pipsqueak replied.
“Oh, I know, maybe I can help you!” Rumble said, excitedly. Before Pipsqueak could say anything Rumble grabbed his friend and flew off.
Rumble had flown Pipsqueak to a bush near a path that the former Cutie Mark Crusaders were walking down. It was here that Rumble’s first so called master plan would take shape. The three fillies were walking close by the bush, talking about some party at Sugarcube Corner and then Rumble knew what he was going to do.
“Pip,” Rumble whispered, ”we are going to crash a party.”
“You’re goin’ ta do what?!” Applebloom exclaimed. Rumble looked around sheepishly while Pipsqueak facehoofed. Rumble was never one to think things through, and no matter what he did it would blow up in his face, sometimes literally. Now he found himself face to face with the one filly he could not seem to talk to.
“I...I...” Rumble tripped over himself trying to make words that wouldn’t come out. He already knew this was going to end poorly. ”Hello, Applebloom. I... um... we were going to-to uh go and uh... run Pip!” Rumble ran as fast he could to get away, he ran past vendors standing along the path and then he stopped when he remembered he was a pegasus. But, as soon as he took off he felt something hit him. He went tumbling to the ground and so did the yellow filly that was chasing him and then she spoke, “So, Rumble. If ya get Scootaloo and Pipsqueak together before the party this Friday, ah’ll owe ya lunch. If ah do, ya owe me dinner at a fancy restaurant.”
“Okay,” said Rumble as he gave a nervous smile.
Applebloom was walking home for the evening, she had known what Rumble was doing as he was notorious around town for his schemes and she knew that Scootaloo kinda liked Pipsqueak. ”Or Scoots says. She has been drooling over ‘im fer a week.” she chuckled to herself. But, Applebloom also wanted to get Rumble to ask her out, after all she was one who could put two and two together. As she was walking she noticed Applejack in the field looking up at the sky. Her sister was one of the bearers of the Elements of Harmony and she had been missing her friends quite a lot lately. Rainbow Dash has gone on to become a Wonderbolt, Twilight is working for Canterlot University, Pinkie Pie has been very busy helping the Cakes expand their business, Fluttershy has become a fairly famous veterinarian, and Rarity seems to always be getting ready for a fashion show. However, Applejack had to stay with the family farm, Big Macintosh was always making sure the farm was perfect after he had done chores and Applebloom had to help with repairs. Granny Smith had died of old age and their parents were gone too.
“Hey sis. How are ya?” Applebloom said, walking up to her sister. Applejack stopped staring at the sky and looked at Applebloom. She had a grin on her face as she saw the filly coming up the trail.
“ Hey Applebloom, I got the mail this mornin’ an’ apparently the other five are goin’ ta be here for the party. So, I’ll need ya ta clean out the barn an’ get it ready by Friday.”
“Yes, Applejack.” Applebloom replied, she knew it would take awhile to get the barn ready and she a week. However, it also depended on if she would have any help. Her friends were always willing to help, but they had things to do as well. Sweetie Belle was planning on singing at the party, Scootaloo said she had a surprise, and Applebloom just needed a break.
The Apple family would have their work cut out for them. After all, they would not only have to take care of the farm, but most importantly everything had to be perfect for the party goers. Applebloom walked to the house, she knew she had a long week ahead of her.