I ran outside, trying to figure out where Rainbow would go. To her house? Well it was worth a shot, then I realised something Celestia had said to me on that cliff. I could have returned to earth at any point ‘if my heart truly wanted to.’ I decided to see if that applied here as well. I closed my eyes, took deep breaths and calmed myself. Then I asked myself silently, “What is it you want the most right now?” nothing for a moment. Then. A cheeky wink, a beautiful laugh and a radiant smile all burst into my mind at once. Yet again, as my mind thought it, my lips projected the thought. “Rainbow Dash” I heard a click, so I opened my eyes. Nothing seemed to be different, I looked around looking for the sauce of the noise. I finally looked back at the library, my car’s light’s had switched on. Its main beam shot out into the distance. I walked over to the car and stroked the bonnet, the lights went out again.
I looked in the direction that the beam had shone, my eyes took a while to adjust to the sudden lack of light once again. But soon the shape of a tree loomed in the distance, raised up on a hill. I recognized it as our picnic spot. What had just happened finally dawned on me. My magic had worked again. Rainbow was on that hill! I tore off towards the hill as fast as I could. Finally, after so many months, to tell her how she was the only pony for me!
The hill was deadly silent as I climbed it, not even a bird made a noise, either it was because of the time, or maybe they knew what was about to happen. I finally reached the top, and I saw her. She lay next to the tree trunk, my coat was wrapped tightly around her as a blanket. I smiled warmly at the sight of the Pegasus. I then quietly moved up to where she lay. As I approached, I saw her left foreleg was sticking out from under the coat. She had obviously moved in her sleep and caused a gap in her covers. I leant against the tree and slid down to the ground quietly.
When I was sat down I reached out to pull the coat back over the sleeping pony’s leg, but as she felt the tug on the material Rainbow grunted softly, she moved her foreleg back under the covers. However her leg hooked my arm with it, pulling it in with her. I stopped myself from jumping out of surprise (barely). The sleeping pony was now hugging my arm tightly to her chest. My fingers must have been cold because she soon began to move uncomfortably. Her eyes fluttered open slowly, those pink eyes I had come to love. She looked up at me for a moment, then followed my arm to where it met her chest, still being clung by both her forelegs.
She didn’t move, or freak out. She actually squeezed on my arm even tighter, refusing to let go in case I slipped away again. I smiled down at her, taking my other hand and stroking her Rainbow mane. It felt scruffy, but soft at the same time. She closed her eyes for a moment, a look of extreme comfort on her face as she felt my hand run through her soft hairs on her head. “I’m dreaming...” she didn’t open her eyes. “I’m dreaming that you’re here.” She squeezed even tighter on my arm, almost wrapping herself around it.
“No beautiful, you’re not...” I said softly. Her eyes snapped open at the sound of my voice, she bounded into the air out of surprise as she came out of her dream like state. I didn’t say anything, I just let her get everything out of her system first. “BUT YOU LEFT!”
“I came home.”
“Why did you come back?”
“Because this is my HOME!” I reached out and stroked her face with my thumb. She nuzzled her face happily into my hand as I did so. She then stopped, pulled herself away from my hand and looked me straight in the eye.
“Why did you leave?” I knew the question would come up.
“I was scared...”
“What about?” she asked, her voice suddenly a lot softer.
“Of being in a world where you didn’t want me!” I decided now was the time, now I would tell her ANYTHING she wanted to know. I was hers to command.
“So you left?” she was slightly confused with my logic, so I explained it better.
“I would rather leave here, with my memories of you intact. To remember you as the pony I care the most about, and not the one who turned me away.”
“So what made you change your mind?” Rainbow shuffled closer to me.
“Well...” I took my hands and placed them on her flanks, dragging her right up against my own crossed legs. Her mouth opened slightly in surprise. “Let’s just say I’m seeing straight for the first time ever.” She shivered due to the cold, so I leant forward reaching around both her sides and picking up the black coat on the floor. I then draped it over her shoulders to keep her warm. I didn’t retreat, my face stayed perilously close to hers. “I thought you would go with the Pegasus ‘Fly boy’ so I ran.” I finished lamely. Rainbow rolled her eyes at me, and tutted loudly.
“It was you, from the moment you came here. I chose you! You big dummy!” and with that she pushed her lips against mine. I pulled her in close to me, feeling her warmth seep into my cold body. She let out a slight moan as she ended the first kiss and pulled away. She leant back, taking one of her forehooves she brushed her hair out of her face and blushed. She glanced at me, unsure what to do now.
At that point I took hold of her face in both my hands, looked into her eyes for a moment, then whispered to her “I love you, you damned fast Pegasus!”
“... I love you too...Tom” My name, everypony here knew it but always called me their little pet names. But hearing the pony I love say my name with so much caring in her voice took every shattered part of my heart and put it back together. I pulled her in, and kissed her. I tipped backwards under her weight and I landed softly on the grass below. She lay on top of me, our lips still together.
In the distance, the other 5 ponies were staring out the window. And when they saw us kiss for the first time, they all smiled. “Well it’s about time!” hollered Applejack as she turned away from the window.
“I’m so happy for Rainbow...” purred Fluttershy who flew over to her step and lay down. “I’M HAPPY FOR THE BOTH OF THEM!” squealed Pinkie who bounced around the room with girlish excitement.
“Well... I am too... oh dear I wasn’t trying to sound so mean.”
“Calm yourself Fluttershy, you didn’t sound it at all.” Rarity reassured her friend, “He truly is a real gentlepony ... gentleman. Isn’t he?” she smiled and came to sit on the sofa. Leaving only Twilight at the window. She smiled up at the hill, she thought to herself how she would be over me soon enough. I was just a little crush. But what me and Rainbow had was special. The purple unicorn looked up at the stars across Luna’s night, and thought a silent thank you. I was back home safe, and me and Rainbow Dash were finally happy. She couldn’t have asked for more on her birthday, she rubbed her forehead just under horn. Almost a reminiscent look on her face.
“Yes, he really is.” She said as she turned around to her friends and smiled.
Out on the hill, I was happier than ever. I was finally with the pony of my dreams. No. The girl of my dreams. We weren’t that different! We both loved speed, we both cared for one another... we both had... a mark, an image that symbolised our need for speed. Rainbow had her rainbow thunder bolt cutie mark on both her flanks, and I had a wheel, blurred with a trail of fire following behind it set against stripes of colour, set against a rainbow. Celestia was right. If I looked at it I would always know. I belong here. With Rainbow Dash. Working on a farm during the day, and being hers all night.
I belonged...I was home finally!
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