“Good night Mama.”
“Good night Muffin.”
It was a little past 9 P.M. in the Doo household. Ditzy stretched her neck over to Dinky’s cheek, and gave her a small kiss goodnight. The unicorn yawned as she snuggled into the pillow, allowing the heat of the covers to shield her from the cool bedroom air. Ditzy smiled as she turned to leave Dinky’s room. She slowly shut the bedroom door, trying to create as little noise as possible. As Ditzy trotted down the hallway, she looked up at some of the few pictures hanging on the wall. She glanced at each picture as she trotted by, memories flowing through her mind all the while. She rarely paid any attention to the photos, having become used to them after many years of them hanging there.
Ditzy reached the living room and walked over to the coffee table. She hadn’t cleaned up after Rainbow Dash had left and as a result the surface was very cluttered. An empty, crumb covered plate took up the center. Two mugs stood on either side, one half full of coffee, and a few magazines lay strewn across the floor. It was in simple terms, a mess.
Ditzy sighed as she picked up the mugs and placed them on her back. She hated cleaning up, but it was one of those things that had to be done. She picked up the plate in her teeth and carefully carried everything through to the kitchen. The last thing she wanted now was something else to clean up. She put the plate and mugs on the sideboard and started running hot water into the sink.
After washing and drying the dishes, Ditzy put them all back into the correct cabinets. She left the kitchen, turned off the lights, and made her way back to the living room. Ditzy picked up the magazines that were scattered around the floor, and piled them neatly underneath the table. Pleased that the room was now mess free, she settled down onto the couch hoping to catch ‘Equestrian Idol’. The show was usually exciting for Ditzy, but after Rainbow Dash’s entertainment, it seemed relatively boring. Ditzy rolled over onto her stomach, propping up her head with a hoof, wondering why her usual routine seemed so dull right now.
“I’ve got a good job, a nice house and I’ve got Dinky.” She thought. “What more could I ask for?”
She didn’t even have to think about that. Ditzy slowly lowered her head onto the armrest, allowing her hooves to drop over the edge.
Ditzy replayed the single word through her head several times. In her entire life, she had had only a hoof-full of friends. Some had moved away, others had moved on. Her mind trailed to the thought of her only current friend, the only friend she had ever felt a proper connection with, the only friend she had ever wanted to be with.
“Rainbow.” She whispered.
Her mind wandered to the blue pegasus. She had no idea why, but when she was with Rainbow earlier, she felt something she had never really felt before. She felt safe. She felt relaxed. She felt... loved. Ditzy’s eyelids drooped and tiredness set into her body like a heavy weight. The soft couch cushions warped slightly under the pegasus’ weight. She imagined Rainbow was wrapping her in a tight embrace, breathing hotly on the nape of her neck. Ditzy’s tension flowed out of her in a long sigh. Dash was comforting even when she was imaginary.
Ditzy was about to nod off when she heard a brief tapping on the front door. Her eyes snapped open and imagination Dash disappeared. She frowned as the cold she had previously failed to notice ran through her body, giving her a small shiver. She dragged herself off of the couch with a small groan. As Ditzy made her way through the hallway, the tapping on the door repeated, slightly quicker and louder than before.
“I’m coming! Keep your horseshoes on!” Ditzy called out.
She released the catch on the door and pulled it open. On the other side stood Rainbow Dash, her colourful mane and tail gently swaying in the chilly night air. Ditzy was pleasantly surprised at the arrival of the cyan mare, the surprise knocking the tiredness out of her system. Her dream mere seconds ago was coming true.
“Hi Rainbow Dash!” She chirped. “What brings you here, something the matter?”
Rainbow Dash just stood at the doorstep, scraping a hoof against the floor. She looked up at the grey mare in front of her. She opened her mouth to say something, anything, and her mouth shut again. A light blush was starting to appear on her face. She had practised what she would say while she was up in her cloud home, but now she had completely seized up.
Ditzy stared confusedly at Rainbow Dash. She hadn’t known the cyan pegasus for that long, but from what she had gathered, Rainbow Dash was usually very confident and not afraid to speak her mind.
Just as Dash was about to turn tail and fly away from the mailmare’s house, Ditzy had moved towards her and put a comforting hoof over her withers. The grey pegasus’ off-set eyes tried their hardest to focus on Dash’s. The cyan mare’s eyes glistened like two purple gemstones, and to Ditzy, were more than twice as beautiful.
“It’s ok Rainbow, you can tell me.” She spoke softly, gazing deeply into the blue mare’s eyes.
Rainbow Dash hesitated. She had never been very good with words, especially when she felt as awkward as she did right then. She drew in a deep breath. For one reason or another, she was getting worked up over something as simple as talking. She would usually have almost no problem speaking to her friends, but it was different with Ditzy somehow. She was unlike anypony Dash had ever met before.
“OK Rainbow, you got this, just like we rehearsed.”
“Well, umm. I just wanted to ask if, you know, maybe you wanted to...” She trailed off.
“Do I want to... what?” Replied Ditzy.
Rainbow Dash sighed. “J... Just follow me.”
Ditzy withdrew her hoof from Dash’s withers. She stared at the ground for a few seconds before looking back up.
“I would, but I can’t leave Dinky on her own, i’m sorry Rainbow.”
Rainbow unfurled her wings and then hovered above Ditzy.
“It’ll only be 10 minutes!” Rainbow pleaded.
Ditzy looked back into the house, unsure of what to do. She could go with Rainbow, but what if Dinky needed her while she was gone? What if she got hurt? What if a giant swarm of mutant muffins came and...
Ditzy shook her head, she’d lost her train of thought. She disspelled the massive mutant mega muffins from her mind and returned her thoughts back to Rainbow Dash.
“I’m really not sure Rainbow, what if she needs me while I’m gone?”
Rainbow Dash sighed. She didn’t want to have to resort to it but desperate times called for desperate measures. Rainbow pulled the cutest puppy dog face she could muster. Dash’s bottom lip trembled, her ears flopped and she tried her best to force a few tears, hoping to melt away Ditzy’s heart.
Unfortunately for Ditzy’s resolve, Dash’s display of adorableness was working. The grey mare always was a sucker for cuteness, and probably always would be.
“10 minutes and that’s it, ok?” Said Ditzy.
Dash pumped her hoof victoriously before smiling happily at the grey pegasus. Ditzy stepped outside into the frigid night air before pulling the door closed behind her. She shivered slightly, not yet being acclimatised to the cooler outside air.
“Ready to go?” Called Dash from above.
“All set.” Replied Ditzy. She stretched her wings a few times, warming them up to prevent any cramps mid-flight. One time, she had forgotten to do the stretches and ended up ruining an entire bag of mail by crash-landing into a lake.
Ditzy and Dash had soon flown a few hundred metres above Ponyville. The refreshing night breeze brushed through the pegasus’ feathers like a fine comb, tickling their wing-tips in the most pleasurable of ways. The pair carelessly soared through the air above Ponyville; dipping, diving and swooping in what seemed like some form of aerial tango. She knew that she had to get back to Dinky, but she told herself that a few more moments in the air with Dash wouldn’t hurt.
Ditzy let out a laugh of pure joy, she couldn’t remember the last time she had so much fun performing the simple task of flying. The only comparable experience would be when she first learned how. The wind rushed through Ditzy’s mane and tickled her ears, bringing a further sense of bliss to the grey mare.
“Hey Ditzy, this way!” Rainbow Dash called out. Ditzy altered her course towards Dash, who was descending toward the summit of a large hill. When Ditzy landed, Rainbow was staring out into the distance, seemingly fixated on one spot in the rolling landscape. The sun had set just an hour previously, leaving the moon to bathe the landscape in a dimmer, somehow more tranquil glow.
The two pegasi’ sat side by side, captivated by the beauty of Equestria at night. The moon peeked out from behind the towers of Canterlot, silhouetting their forms and making them seem more mysterious, magical and magnificent. A faint glow emanated from the valley, presumably from Ponyville, but it was too dark to make out any significant landmarks.
They sat in comfortable silence. Not a word needed to be said, for they already knew what the other was thinking. Ditzy leaned over and rested her head against Rainbow’s shoulder. The soft, cyan fur smelt of wild berries, and the warmth radiating from it was delightful against the cooler air.
“I come here a lot.” Said Dash, barely above a whisper. “When I just need time alone, no distractions, no nothing, I just fly over here.”
Dash looked out into the distance, her mane blowing gently in the breeze. This had always been her favourite secluded spot, better even than her cloud home. If clouds weren't so comfy, she wouldn't have to think twice about making her home here.
"It's beautiful, Dash," whispered Ditzy.
"You think so? I'm pretty sure you've seen better stuff," said Rainbow Dash.
Ditzy giggled before looking at Dash with a cheeky grin. "I guess you could say that, if you know what I mean."
Rainbow Dash looked confused, putting a hoof up to her chin in thought. Ditzy’s grin spread wider and wider as she waited for Dash to catch onto the double entendre.
After a few moments, the penny dropped. Dash's expression said it all as her face turned red. Ditzy finally released the giggles she had suppressed for a few moments, and began rolling around on the ground, in absolute hysterics. Rainbow facehoofed, causing tears of laughter to roll down Ditzy’s face.
As her laughter faded, Ditzy wiped away her tears and sat back next to Dash. The grey mare looked the blue pony in the eyes, Dash’s magenta irises far surpassed all the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Ditzy slowly began to move her head towards the blue pegasus. Dash mirrored her movement. A warmth spread through her chest, and an errant breeze carried the scent of muffins to her nose.
As their lips came closer and closer together, Ditzy wrapped her forelegs around Dash's withers.
"I love you Dash." She whispered.
The blue pegasus smiled. It was the first time in a very long time that anypony had said that they loved her. It was a very comforting feeling, knowing that somepony cared about her.
"I love you too, Ditzy." She replied quietly, before their lips met.
A surge of emotion rushed through the grey pegasus' body, putting her at an all time high.
The kiss started slowly, but as the moments went by, it became more heated and intimate. Ditzy's tongue danced with Rainbow's as they explored each others mouths. Dash tasted a strong hint of blueberry muffins, while Ditzy tasted a mix of toothpaste and toast. Dash stroked the feathers on Ditzy's wings in a wide, circular motion, stimulating them into slowly rising up, and stand rigid on her back. Ditzy responded by repeating the motion, with a bit more force. Ditzy felt wonderful being able to give back some of the pleasure she was receiving. The pair of blue wings sprang open on Dash's back, indicating that Ditzy
With their lips still locked in a kiss, they started to fondle each others wings. Gasps of pleasure left their mouths when each others hooves brushed across particularly sensitive parts of the wing. They both knew the most sensitive spots were the wing-tips and the base; and they exploited the sensitive spots to the best of their ability. Dash had to admit, Ditzy was a master at wing fondling. She was hitting all of the most pleasurable spots. Dash’s competitive side began to come through, she didn’t want to be outperformed and so pushed Ditzy over backwards, pinning her forelegs to the ground.
"Didn't think I’d let you lead the whole time, did you?" Dash smirked.
Ditzy just snorted, all that mattered was that she got to spend the rest of the night here with Dash.
"Wait... Rest of the night?" Ditzy thought. A sudden realisation hit her.
"Umm, Rainbow, how long have we been up here?"
Rainbow Dash shrugged. "I don't know, i'd say about 15 minutes."
A burst of panic swept through Ditzy, totally annihilating the feeling of eagerness she had felt just a few moments prior. She tried to roll over, but Dash's weight prevented her from moving.
Ditzy was getting frantic, the image of a giant muffin crushing her house became all too real.
"Rainbow, get off, I need to go!" She said anxiously.
Rainbow Dash pouted. "Aww, but we were just having fun!"
Ditzy didn't want to waste time. She brought up a hoof, and lightly jabbed it into Rainbow Dash's ribs. The blue pony squealed before toppling backwards, cursing her ticklishness.
Finally free from under Dash's weight, Ditzy rolled over and stood up. She trotted over to the blue pony, happy with her victory.
"Y'know, you're really cute when you squeal like that." Ditzy said.
Rainbow Dash blushed. "Well, you're cute all the time." Rainbow Dash was surprised at her own choice of words. Cute wasn't a word she often used at all, let alone to describe another pony
Ditzy giggled at the face Dash pulled. "I've got some free time at 1 tomorrow, we can meet up if you want."
Dash smiled. "Yea, i'm free to hang out then."
"Perfect, meet at Sugarcube Corner?" Ditzy suggested.
Rainbow nodded. "Sounds great, I'll be there."
The two had one final cuddle and kiss, before going their separate ways. Ditzy glided down the hill towards her home, hoping that nothing had gone wrong in her absence.
As her house came into sight, she prepared herself to land. It had never been her strong point, due to her lousy depth perception. She concentrated hard, waiting for her hoof to touch down. Unfortunately, she was travelling just too fast and her hoof clipped the ground, sending her tumbling.
When she stopped, she rubbed her head. "Ouch, not again." She grumbled to herself, while dusting herself off. She stretched out and prodded her limbs in various places, checking for possible damage. To her relief, she hadn't hurt anything too badly, she was just a bit sore. She walked the remaining distance to her house. Shaking any excess dust out of her coat, she opened the front door.
"Mama, mama! I'm so happy you're back!" Cheered Dinky, while galloping towards the pegasus. She jumped onto her mama, almost sending them both shooting out the door.
"Dinky? What are you doing up, I thought I told you to go to sleep."
"Well I was, but I couldn't sleep so I got up to get some water, but I couldn't reach any cups so I tried using magic and... and..." The filly cut off, before a single tear rolled down her face. It was shortly followed by another, and then another. "It was an accident, I'm sorry!"
Confused, Ditzy moved through the house to see what was the matter, the little unicorn in tow. Upon reaching the kitchen, Ditzy poked her head inside. A few cups and plates lay smashed on the floor, and the fruit bowl had taken an unfortunate trip downwards, scattering its contents across the ground.
Ditzy sighed. This wasn't the first mishap her daughter had had with magic. The pegasus looked down and met her daughter’s large golden eyes.
“It wouldn’t have happened if I had pretty wings like yours.” Dinky said, nuzzling up to her mama. Ditzy couldn’t be mad at her daughter, after all, it had just been an accident. The grey mare stroked a comforting hoof through the filly unicorn’s mane, casting out all unease.
“What do you say you get back to bed, and I’ll bring you some water.”
Dinky nodded, while wiping the few tears off of her face. “Thanks Mama, I love you.”
The unicorn filly trotted back to her bedroom, leaving Ditzy to confront the mess in the kitchen.
“How was I blessed with something so adorable?” thought Ditzy, while taking care not to cut herself on the broken glass and china. After a few minutes of careful sweeping, Ditzy piled the broken plates and glasses into the trash. She then turned her attention to the fruit bowl, miraculously not broken, but its contents were scattered across the floor. A few fruits were bruised but still edible, while others were completely squashed and were leaking juice onto the floor. When the squashed fruit was thrown away and the good fruit was placed back in the bowl, Ditzy filled a cup with water and made her way out of the kitchen, through the hallway, and finally into Dinky’s room.
“Thanks mama.” Said Dinky, taking a small sip from the cup as soon as it was given to her. She then carefully placed it onto the bedside table and snuggled back into the pillow.
“You get some sleep now, you’ve stayed up for too long past your bedtime, you’ve got school tomorrow.” Said Ditzy.
The filly yawned, it had been a long day and she was feeling the effects of her late night.
“Goodnight, Muffin.” Said Ditzy, giving her daughter a goodnight kiss. She watched the filly’s breathing become deeper, before making her way into the hallway and closing the bedroom door behind her.
Ditzy slowly closed the filly’s bedroom door, before making her way through the house turning off all the lights. She started at the far end of the house, in the living room. Then switching off lights behind her as she made her way to her own room. When she reached her room, she switched off the final She hopped up onto the bed and slipped between the sheets. Her eyelids closed as she let out a long, relaxed sigh. Pretty soon, her mind had left the waking world and was now in a land of muffins and rainbows.
Sorry this took so long, thanks for being patient! Big thanks to NorsePony for proofreading for me, you helped me out a lot.