Another day in the Wonderbolts training camp is over and the students are flying back to their home's. Spitfire flies out first. She is flying faster than anyone else. She has a big grin on her face and when she arrives to home, she goes instantly to the kitchen and starts searching for some easy food. 'Today I will tell him. I have waited long enough and next Sunday is the Hearts and hooves day.' Spitfire kept repeating to herself as she threw the pizza in the oven.
"Mom! Dad! I'm home!'' Spitfire said and walked to the living room. 'Where are they?' Spitfire scanned the room and then went upstairs, just to find it empty. Then she walked back to the living room and found a note on the table.
I and Dad went to Canterlot to see your uncle. We'll come back next week, so you have the whole week for yourself.
~With love: Mom
'Yes! This is just what i needed. Now i can ask him here, when my parents are not here.' Spitfire walked back to the kitchen, took the pizza from the oven, and started eating. When she finished eating and was cleaning the dishes, something flew by her window so fast that Spitfire could just recognize who it was. 'Soarin... I want to tell you so badly' Spitfire keeps looking out the window. 'Tomorrow... Tomorrow.' Spitfire thought and continued washing the dishes.
When it was getting late and Spitfire was going to bed, she thought about Soarin. 'He is the one. I know he is! I have known since kindergarten and I know he is the one.' Spitfire hugs her pillow and closes her eyes. Suddenly she opens them. 'But if he doesn't love me? If he hates me after this? Maybe he has somepony already? I don't know if I can tell him my feelings.' Spitfire started shaking and rolling on the bed restlessly. 'Suck it Spitfire! You must tell him. You must. Tomorrow.' Spitfire closed her eyes again and fell asleep.
Next day she was flying towards the school with Soarin when she suddenly stopped. Soarin saw that Spitfire looked nervous.
"Is everything okay?" Soarin said and flew to Spitfire. As Soarin got closer Spitfire's heart started pounding more and more.
"I have something important to say to you." Spitfire said and looked Soarin straight in the eyes.
"To me?" Soaring said and pointed himself.
"Yes. Look. I have wanted to say this for a long time." Spitfire's heart was pounding so hard that it almost hurt.
"Yes?" Soarin looked Spitfire confused.
"We have known each other for a long time and..." Spitfire grabs Soarin's shoulders.
"I..I.." Spitfire is about to say the magic words, but suddenly someone yells.
"Watch out!" A Pegasi crashes straight at Spitfire with high speed. Spitfire loses her balance and starts falling down towards the forest. She tries to get her wings open but she is falling way too fast to open them. 'Come on wings! Open!' Spitfire yelled at herself. Soarin sees his friend falling like a bullet towards the ground.
"I will catch you!" Soarin yelled and started flying like a rocket towards Spitfire and everyone looks at Soarin, who is flying faster than ever before. But then when he spots his speed falling, he starts crying.
"SOARIN!" Spitfire yells as she sees the forest below and starts crying. ' At least I died knowing that he cared' Spitfire smiles and wraps her wings around herself. 'Its the only thing I wanted to know'.
Soarin sees Spitfire smiling in the cover of her wings. 'She can't... I must...' Soarin looks up.
"Don't just stand there! Help!" Soarin starts crying.'I won't give up this way'. Soarin starts flapping his wings harder, but then she sees Spitfire crash the ground, only thing he hears is a terrible yell.
"NO!" Soarin flies to Spitfire and repeats in his head 'You can't die! You can't!' Then, like a miracle, Spitfire opens her mouth and starts coughing blood. Soarin tries to get her on his back but when he starts to lift Spitfire up, she lets aout a horrible scream.
"I'm sorry but I have to get you to a hospital." Soarin lifts Spitfire entirely on his back and Spitfire keeps yelling in pain. As soarin is flying through Ponyville, she sees Spitfire's wings, they are bent in so weird position that Soarin didn't even know that wings can bend that way. Then he moves his eyes to the end of the wings and he is horrified of what he sees. Spitfire one wing has a bone sticking out of it. 'Oh my gosh'. Spitfire keeps yelling and screaming the whole way to hospital. At the hospital Soarin starts panicking.
"Somepony help her! She is dying!" Everypony rushes to Soarin and takes Spitfire of his back. Spitfire is put on a surgery bed. Spitfire screams in pain the whole way to the surgery room.
"Thanks for bringing her here so fast, but we have to ask you to leave. You are so covered in blood that, you are scaring everypony." Soarin flies back to his home.
It has been few weeks since Spitfire had the surgery. She heard yesterday that she would be released today and she was excited about it. Spitfire waited in her hospital bed to somepony to come in and tell her that she could go home. Finally doctor came in the room.
"Morning Spitfire!" Doctor said as he walked in the room with a pile of papers on his back.
"Morning Doctor!" Spitfire answered quickly with a large smile on her face.
"We'll check you out the hospital today but I have some good and bad news." Spitfire's smile was immediatly gone. 'What does he mean?' Spitfire looked at the doctor with a questioning look on her face.
"Let's start with the bad news. You are not allowed to fly, so you won't be getting home soon." Spitfire's heart stopped. 'I can't go back home. What is that supposed to mean? Do I have to stay on the ground?'
"Good news is that you can fly back home after a month of recovery. Okay your free to go!" Doctor said and gave some papers to Spitfire. Spitfire walked out of the door and out of the hospital. 'This can't be happening! I need to tell Soarin!' Spitfire was still worrying about her feelings towards Soarin, when she suddenly realized. 'Soarin didn't visit me at hospital! Why? If he knew that I can't fly anymore and doesn't care anymore.' Spitfire looked at the ground shocked as she walked towards the sugarqube corner. When she arrives at the sugarqube corner, reporters and camera ponies are surrounding her and asking stupid questions, but Spitfire doesn't care, she just walks forwards silently. Then suddenly she hears a question that makes her stop.
"Spitfire, Where are you staying, if you can't fly?" Reporter said and put a mic in front of Spitfire. Spitfire starts asking herself in her head'Where do I stay? Where am I even going?' When suddenly somepony walks up to her. Spitfire looks up at the stallion standing in front of her.
"I have gotten you a place to stay in the ponyville's most finest hotel!" The stallions says and grabs spitfire, but Spitfire slaps the stallion on the cheek.
"I didn't ask YOU to do anything! YOU don't really CARE about ME! You just want to make money!" Spitfire walked away from the stallion. 'I want to stay somewhere peaceful.' Spitfire started running away and turned around the corner, when somepony grabbed her hoof and pulled her in the side street. The news crowd ran past them.
"Thanks. Who are you, if I may ask?" Spitfire said as she walked to the mare, who "saved" her.
"Name's Applejack. I saw your face in the middle of the crowd and I decided to help you." Applejack said with smile on her face.
"I'm glad you did. I just want to be alone, but as you know, when you are popular, you don't have a lot of time alone." Spitfire said and secured that the crowd was gone.
"Would you like to stay on the farm with us? There is pretty peaceful there and I don't think that they will search you from there." Applejack said as she started walking back to the farm.
"I'd love to." Spitfire ran next to Applejack and they walked to the farm. At the farmyard, they found Bic Mac stacking hay. Bic Mac turned to wave at Applejack but then he saw Spitfire next to Applejack. He walked to Spitfire.
"Applejack, Is this some new friend of yours?" Bic Mac said and tilted his head at Spitfire. Spitfire started looking at the ground.
"Well kinda" Applejack said and lifted Spitfires head and smiled."She will be staying at the farm for a month 'cause her parents are on a trip. Right Spitfire?" Spitfire stood silently. 'Where are my parents? I don't know. Have they forgotten me too?'
"Fire?" Applejack waved her hoof in front of Spitfire.
"Oh, what, yeah yeah." Spitfire said and shook Bic Mac's hoof.
They walked in the house and to Applejack's room. Where they found a bed and some blankets. They put the bed next to Applejacks.
"It's not much, but I hope that it'll do." Applejack said as she rubbed the back of her head.
"It will do perfectly. I don't really even like staying in those fancy hotels." Spitfire said as she put her bag on the floor. Then they heard Granny Smith from the door.
"Hello Applejack. I see you have a friend. I am Granny Smith." She said as she walked into the room.
"Nice to meet you Granny Smith. I'm Spitfire. I'll be staying here a month 'cause of my parents. You don't mind if I stay here?" Spitfire said nervously.
"Of course not. I just made some bacon and eggs. Come to eat, you look like you haven't eaten in days." Granny smith said and walked out of the room, into the kitchen and the two mares followed. When they were eating suddenly someone came in the house.
"I'm home!" Little filly said from the door.
"Hi Applebloom! Come to eat! We have a guest." Applejack said and waved at Applebloom. Applebloom walked into the kitchen and when she saw Spitfire sitting there, her face turned as happy as can be.
"Are you? You can't be? Wh- What? What are you? Are you really?" Applebloom started jumping around the kitchen and then she stopped next to Spitfire.
"Hi Applebloom." Spitfire said and pat the little filly on the head.
"Are you really THE Spitfire?" Applebloom started hopping on her place.
"Yes. I am. I'll be staying in here a month." Spitfire told Applebloom and got out of her seat.
"Why? Shouldn't you be flying with the Wonderbolts?" Applebloom said confused.
"Don't you remember the news? Her wings are both broken and she can't fly for a month." Applejack said and showed Applebloom the newspaper."So she'll be staying here."
"I can't wait to tell my friends! Spitfire! On our farm!" Spitfire looked at Applejack, then Applebloom. Then Spitfire put her hoof on Appleblooms shoulder.
"Sorry sweetie, but you can't tell anyone. It would draw too much attention to here and it would make your life pretty hard." Spitfire said and rubbed Appleblooms mane.
"Can I tell to Cutie Mark Crusaders?" Applebloom asked with a sad face. Spitfire Looked at Applejack confused. Applejack took a sip from her mug.
"It's some sort of group of her and two of her friends. I guess she can tell them, but only if they don't tell anyone." Applejack got up from her seat."You promise to not tell anyone else?" Applejack said as she walked to Spitfire.
"I promise. Wow! Spitfire is staying here!" Applebloom ran to meet her friends.
Applejack and Spitfire walked out the house to the appletree forest. They just walked there and ate some apples. Then Spitfire remembered her parents and asked Applejack.
"Do you know my parents?" Spitfire stopped and looked at an apple on a tree.
"Well I dont know them but I have read about them from the news. It must be hard for them." Applejack and took a bite of an apple.
"What must be hard?" Spitfire jumped and took the apple off the tree.
"Well, first you get hurt, then your granny dies. You didn't know?" Applejack said and ate the rest of the apple.
"No. No one told me..." Spitfire starts to cry. "Why?! Whyy?!" The is now silent and only voice in the forest is Spitfire's crying.
"I'm so sorry. I really am." Applejack wiped tears from Spitfire's cheeks. " Follow me. I have something that will make you feel better." Appljack grabbed Spitfires hoof and starts running back to the farm. When they arrive at the farm, Applejack goes to the barn and opens a a crate, that is in the corner of barn.
"What are you doing?"Spitfire tries not to cry. Applejack takes a bottle, that has some kind of jelly in it.
"Eat this, It'll help. Promise." Spitfire grabs one botlle and opens it. Delicious smell surrounds the air around them. Spitfire licked the jelly and then suddenly her sad face turns to a happy face. Spitfire eats all of the jelly in the bottle.
"Helped?" Applejack said and grabbed the empty bottle from Spitfire.
"Yeah." Spitfire hugged Applejack. "Thanks."
They walk back into the house and go upstairs. Applejack opens the door and there are three fillies standing in front of them. They just smile and stand there silently.
"Hi girls." Applejack says as she passes the girls. Spitfire is still standing in front of them.
"Umm...Hi?" Spitfire said and started walking around the girls.
"Oh my god oh my god oh my god!" Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle started to follow Spitfire.
"What did I tell ya." Applebloom said proudly as Spitfire walked to get her bag.
"Are you really THE Spitfire? I am your biggest fan!" Spitfire lifted Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle on the bed.
"I am. And you know that you can't tell about this to anypony?" Spitfire said with a serious voice.
"We know!" The girls said together.
"Good. So you say that you are my biggest fan?" Spitfire says as she searcher something from her bag.
"I truly am and I've always dreamed of meeting you and I think you are the best flier of The Wonderbolts and I have so much to ask from you and" Scootaloo starts but gets interrupted.
"Okay okay. Let see if I have something for my biggest fan." Scootaloos eyes brightened and she smiled even more. "Here. You can take this, its too tiny for me." Spitfire threw her old Wonderbolts costume on Scootaloos back. Scootaloo immediatly thanked Spitfire and ran home to put the costume to safety.
Girls asked Spitfire many questions and time went fast. It was late and everyone was sleeping, exept Spitfire and Applejack.
"Spitfire. I kinda like you" Applejack says to Spitfire and llooks her straight to her eyes.
"I like you too Applejack."
"Umm... I have to ask something... Just like to try... Not anything serious..."
"What Applejack. Ask anything you like."
"Its just... can I... kiss you?" Spitfire looked at Applejack, who blushed and got immediatly under her blanket. Spitfire got up from bed and walked to Applejack.
"Sorry I didn't!" Applejack started to explain when suddenly Spitfire pressed her lips against Applejacks. They both hugged each other and continued kissing. They held each other tightly but then they both let go. They stared each other silently and then Spitfire walked back to her bed and they both fell asleep.
Next day morning they both got up when the rooster woke them. They walked to the kitchen and started eating. They didn't talk about yesterday. They just looked each other. And the day after that. And the day after that they kissed again. Suddenly Spitfire and Applejack noticed that the month had gone by and Soarin was looking for Spitfire. One day Spitfire decided to go to Soarin. She got to Soarins place, She was about to knock the door but then she remembered. 'Do I want to do this? If I knock on that door and join back the Wonderbolts, I won't probably see Applejack again. Do I want to be famous or to be happy? Let's do this.' *knock Knock*.
"Coming!" Soarin yelled from inside. When he opened the door, he was surprised about what he saw. "Spitfire! Finally you are back!" Spitfire didn't say anything. She just stood there with the wonderbolts costume on her hoof.
"Something wrong?" Soarin said as Spitfire walked in.
"What do you mean?" Soarin said confused.
"You heard me. I am not quitting 'cause I don't like you. I am quitting 'cause I like somepony more than you." Spitfire said as she dropped the costume on the floor."I am sorry" She said when she flew out of the house and back to farm where Applejack was waiting for her.
"Why did you come back? Don't you want live your dream again?" Applejack said as they started walking back inside the house.
"I realized something... That I have a better dream, a dream of a life... with you."Spitfire said and hugged Applejack. They kissed each other, just a little kiss, but it felt like years. When they stopped, they both knew. They are meant to be together.
"That was the best kiss of my life." Spitfire stated as they continued walking.
"And probably not the last one."Applejack giggled.