Spitfire and Rainbow Dash stood in front of the slab of stone, heads hanging in respect. It had been ten years since they had formed Sonic Dashfire, and they had ascended to a legendary status. Every year since then, they came to the graveyard to pay their respects to the pony who lied buried under the soil before their hooves. As they stood there in their silence an orange pegasus approached with violet mane, carrying a bouquet of roses in her teeth. On her flank was the image of a pony dancing in front of a lightning bolt. Dash and Spitfire nodded to her as she placed the roses in front of the gravestone. It read, Here lies Fyre Flye of Cloudsdale taken ill by the Thgirypoc virus. We will never forget you old friend.
Rainbow Dash took a breath before looking to the orange pegasus and smiling. "Thanks for coming Scootaloo. It means a lot."
Scootaloo smiled back and nodded. "That's what partners do." The orange pegasus was no longer a filly, she was a full grown, beautiful mare.
Spitfire nodded in return. "That it is." She looked to her wife and admired the strength she still had in her mother's resting place. She could still smile in such a sad place. In the ten years the two of them had lived together, they never once stopped admiring one another for any reason. The years had been very kind to the two of them, as their bodies hardly seemed to have aged at all. If anything their appearance had only become more attractive through the years, simply staring at each other for too long would cause them to start blushing. "Are you ready to go Dashie?"
The rainbow maned pegasus nodded to her spouse before turning back to the headstone. "I'll see you again mom. I hope you enjoy the roses, Applejack has been growing them special for occasions like these." Rainbow Dash grinned wide before turning to a half smile. "I wish you could've met Spitfire. I just know you'd love her." Rainbow looked back to the yellow pegasus. "I sure as hay do." Spitfire felt her heart glow in her lover's gaze. "I just wanted to say... I love you mom, and thank you... for everything. Even if you weren't around to see it all happen, I know you'd be happy. "
Scootaloo's face contorted as tears welled up in her eyes. The other two looked back at her and chuckled a little. "What?" Scootaloo asked. She let go and just started bawling. "It's beautiful!" The orange pegasus wiped at her eyes to brush away the tears. It was a little pathetic, but understandable. Dash's words had moved her to crying. She'd never thought her hero's past story would be so sad.
"It's alright Scoot. Look see? Dash is fine." Spitfire walked over to their new partner and gently patted her on the back. "She's not upset, so you don't have to be." The yellow pony tried to comfort her friend as Scootaloo sniffed harder, biting her lip and looking back at Spitfire with big red puffy eyes and nose dribbling. The orange pony nodded with her face dripping, it was kind of hilarious and adorable in a weird way. "Come on partner, let's head over to practice."
Scootaloo had grown to be a very strong flier over the years and was recruited into her promised position in Sonic Dashfire not only a month ago. She wasn't the fastest out of the three and she was never able to pull off a sonic rainboom of her own, though she was able to last much longer than the other two in flight, having much more stamina. She was also known for having much more grace and elegance in her moves. Her cutie mark appeared when she had discovered her talent for choreography and grace when performing another show for the talent show with her friends Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle. They had decided to do the same as they had done the year before but switched their roles around. Nowadays Sweetie Belle had a singing career where her sister Rarity designed all her outfits for her shows, and Apple Bloom Worked with Rarity as well as her assistant in design.
Since joining Sonic Dashfire, Scootaloo became their main choreographer and ponies have enjoyed the shows even more. She still remembered when they approached her for her audition and she passed with flying colors. She'd never been happier since she had earned her cutie mark. She was living the life she'd always wanted to, her dream, alongside her two biggest heroes. The two of them told her about how they were the same and couldn't believe it when they confessed their love and admiration for each other. Scootaloo couldn't help but feel a bond with them from the get go, like she was their sister. No longer was she Scootaloo the chicken, she was Scootaloo of Sonic Dashfire.
After a long hard day of practice, Rainbow Dash and Spitfire headed back to their home, saying hello to Applejack and Soarin' who were sitting close together at the top of the hill. Once inside, they gigled and Dash leapt onto Spitfire, kissing her deeply. "You still got any energy left in you?" Dash smiled and spoke with a growl.
"Frisky tonight eh Dashie?" Spitfire chuckled and returned the gesture, holding her wife by the back of her head. "Usually I'm the one starting us off."
"What can I say, you're rubbing off on me." Dash chuckled darkly.
"Rubbing sounds nice." Spitfire laughed. Suddenly, from the hall they heard a whirring as a green shell floated over towards them. "Hi Tank! Your mommies are home!" Spitfire smiled as the tortoise flew around them. The yellow pegasus felt Dash nibbling on her ear. "Oh, babe. You're not playing fair!" Spitfire let out a happy gasp.
"All is fair in love..." Dash let the phrase escape into a mutter and a moan as she began kissing at Spitfire's neck, the two of them losing over to hormones.
"Alright hun but not in front of Tank. Let's go back to the room." Spitfire struggled to gather control of herself, not too eager to give their pet a show. The two chuckled and walked back into their room. "Tank stay here." Spitfire told the tortoise with a giggle. "Mamas' have some business to take care of."
After their intimate hour, the two ponies lay in their bed holding one another. "Ten years later and it's still amazing!" Rainbow Dash nuzzled her lover tight.
"I'd say it's only gotten better!" Spitfire kissed Rainbow's nose. She let out a sigh of joy and thought back. "You remember when we first put Sonic Dashfire together? We were so happy. And look at where we are now. We're bigger than even the Wonderbolts ever were! And we're still doing things that we want to and having fun. Scootaloo's helped us progress even more."
"I know, we've gotten even better since then. We can go faster than sonic now!" Dash Squealed in excitement. "And our combinations have gotten even more awesome! I knew the little squirt had potential. Never knew she'd have so much stamina though."
"Probably from trying to keep up with you all the time huh?" Spitfire smiled.
"Perhaps." Rainbow Dash grinned back. "One thing's for sure, she's a great addition to our team."
"I remember you calling her a chicken as well Dashie." Spitfire giggled.
"So did you." Rainbow hoof bumped her spouse. "Besides that was Apple Bloom's doing."
"Regardless, our duo is definitely better as a trio. It was a good call on your part."
"I thought it was your idea."
"Well whoever's idea it was I'm glad we had it." Spitfire leaned over and kissed her lover. "You saw AJ and Soarin'? They had that look in their eyes! How long until we hear about it?"
Rainbow Dash smiled and got out of bed, Spitfire following her. "10...9...8...7...6..." They went out and walked to the living room, Tank coming over to rest on Rainbow Dash's back. "5...4...3..." Dash walked over to the front door. "2..." She grabbed the handle in her hoof. "1!" She opened the door and there was Soarin' reaching for the doorbell.
"Uh, hey ladies... I was just gonna tell you-"
"No worries Soarin', we know." Rainbow interrupted the stallion and turned back to Spitfire. "Ten seconds flat hun. Called it again!"
"Impressive Dashie. Shall we head down?" Spitfire walked over to Rainbow and Soarin' looked at the both of them confused, but let them fly by as they went to rest on the hill next to AJ.
"AJ!" Rainbow Squealed and hugged her friend tight, AJ returning the gesture. Tank flew off of Dash's back and stood on the grass. "How'd he do it? Don't tell me he just hid it in a pie did he?"
Applejack blushed and laughed. "He did." Spitfire chuckled. "I know my old partner way too well and it's right there on her face."
"Oh come on now you two. Don' be makin' fun o' mah new fiance'!" Applejack held up her hoof to show a gold band around her leg, the same as the ones around Dash's and Spitfire's. The three mares started squealing. "Took 'im a while, but he finally asked!"
"Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh! I'm so happy for you two!" Rainbow Dash hugged tighter to the country pony.
"Ah know! Ah want ya both there! An' lil' Scootaloo too! If'n ya don' mind, could ya three-"
"Say no more Applejack, just tell us when the date is and we'll schedule a show for you two straight away and get Scoot working on a routine." Spitfire smiled and patted the orange earth pony on the shoulder.
About two minutes later Soarin' came down, still looking dumbfounded and blushing. "I'm guessing ya told 'em already AJ?"
Applejack walked over and gave him a kiss. "A course ah did! They're mah best friends. Mah bad, our best friends! An' they're gonna do a show at our weddin' Sweet Apple!"
"Ten years of an on and off relationship and you finally pop the question eh?" Spitfire gave her signature chuckle and bumped Soarin' on the shoulder. "About time buddy."
Soarin' blushed like mad. "Well, I... I kinda... just..."
"You don't have to explain it to us big guy." Dash giggled. "I'm happy for the two of you! And I'll gladly show up and make it twenty percent cooler!"
"If'n ya want it ta be cooler RD, ah've got a question for ya." Applejack smiled as Dash looked in curiosity. "Will ya be mah mare o' honor?"
Spitfire and Dash looked to one another and let out a girly screech. "Of course AJ! You were mine, I'll gladly be yours!"
Ten years later and it looks like things were getting better and better, everypony in Equestria had been magnificently happy. Applejack, Soarin', Spitfire and Rainbow Dash all talked over their plans for the wedding as the sun set. At the top of the world, how could things get better?