Tonight was magical. I know that's not how I usually talk, but it fit perfectly this time.
It started out so wonderful, with Elusive taking me to Stargazer Hill for an evening picknick. The stars were so bright and happy, and he made an apple pie that was not too bad. Of course, my standard for pie is likely higher than most folks, and his was not bad. We laughed and talked about our families. And we both stopped talking at about the same time.
That's when it happened. He leaned in for a kiss, but stopped, then kind of looked sad. He told me that Alex had given him a lot of help to impress me. He also made a confession. He said, "I want to tell you the truth, and I hope you won't hate me. At first I just liked what I saw, just your looks, but the more I've gotten to know you, the more I've learned what a wonderful person you are. I know you always worry about the stallions in your life, just wanting to be with a pretty lady. That was me, before. Now? Well, that's just a nice bonus. I've fallen in love with you. The real you. So now that you know, I hope you will consider being my special friend, Applejack."
All I could do was kiss that fool.
Oh so happy.
P.S. I owe Alex a big thank you for introducing us. I'll tell him so at the train station tomorrow. I just hope Dash doesn't get upset if I hug him.