Author's Note: I've posted this story on other sites but I wanted to share it with this one! I hope everyone likes it. If enough people enjoy it, I'll add the rest of the chapters. Constructive criticism is encouraged, enjoy! *END NOTE*
It was a bright and sunny day in the small town of Ponyville in the land of Equestria. The sun was out and the sky was clear of clouds. Birds were out flying high in the sky and playing in the light wind. All of the small woodland creatures, like squirrels, bunny rabbits, porcupines, and even some small badgers were out enjoying the sunshine. The trees, grass, bushes, and flowers were dancing lightly in the wind just like the birds. It truly was the perfect day.
A certain pink, party loving pony was hopping down the main road of Ponyville not having a real destination in her mind. She had a huge smile on her face and it looked like she was glowing. Of course, she looked like that everyday. With every bounce Pinkie Pie made she felt even happier to be who she was and how she loved to see everypony she met smile right at her as she smiled at them. She really was the happiest pony in all of Equestria! As Pinkie passed the town market, she noticed one of her best friends, Applejack.
Applejack's coat was a bright orange and it shined as the sunlight hit it. On her flank, were 3 shiny red apples that made up her cutie mark. It signified that she was destined to run Sweet Apple Acres for as long as she lived. She would always love that farm more then anything. Applejack's mane was a light yellow and it flowed so elegantly in the wind of the late morning. As always, on top of her head was her cowgirl hat. She'd never leave her house without it.
Pinkie started to bounce over to where her cowgirl friend was hard at work selling apples in the market to some fellow pony folk that Pinkie knew. Well, of course she knew them! Pinkie did know everyone in Ponyville. It was around 10:45am when Pinkie came up to Applejack.
“Hey Applejack! How's it going?” Pinkie said with a huge smile.
“Well howdy Pinkie Pie! Ah'm doing mighty fine, how are you?”
“I'm just super-duper-awesome-tastic Applejack,” Pinkie jumped up and down, “How's your day going?”
“Sales are kind of slow t'day Pinkie. I guess most ponies have enough apples for now,” Applejack said with a disappointed look on her face, “But no worries! I'm still enjoying the day. It's really beautiful out, huh?”
“Sure is!” Pinkie replied quickly. It was always nice to talk to Applejack. She was always honest to herself and her fellow friends. Applejack was the most dependable pony in Ponyville. Everypony could always count on her to pull through. There was a small moment of neither Pinkie Pie or Applejack talking. They were to busy looking at their surroundings. Tons of ponies were there but none were interested in buying apples. Pinkie noticed the disappointed look on Applejack a second ago but didn't really do much until now. She had an idea.
“What do you say we go out for some food Applejack?” Pinkie suggested.
“Well that's mighty kind of ya Pinkie,” Applejack gave a soft smile, “Tell ya what, Ah get off in a few minutes. Why don't you go see if any of our other friends what to join us? I'm pretty sure that Fluttershy may be free.”
Pinkie looked at the ground and pondered for a moment. Applejack noticed something change in Pinkies mood. “Are you alright sugarcube?” She asked with concern.
Pinkie looked up from the ground and looked like she was about to cry. Applejack was simply looking at her with her big emerald eyes. Not even 10 seconds ago Pinkie was jumping up and down like her normal self. Had Applejack said something to make Pinkie feel bad? She wasn't sure but was hoping Pinkie would say something or explain why she looked so sad at the moment.
All the while Applejack was thinking to herself, Pinkie was thinking her own thoughts while staring at Applejack. She was wondering to herself why she just turned all awkward. She was just the happiest pony around but now, her hair was starting to droop a bit. That was never a good sign.
Look at yourself Pinkie! Why are you in this mood now? Ok, just relax, I feel weird. I have butterflies in my stomach. My heart is pounding fast too. What does this mean? Um, what caused this? Did Applejack say something that made me feel like this? What did she say? “I'm pretty sure that Fluttershy may be free.” Fluttershy may be free. Fluttershy...Fluttershy. Wait...What? Fluttershy?
Pinkie came a a realization. She got butterflies in her stomach when Applejack said Fluttershy's name. Why? Pinkie was so confused right now. She didn't really know what to think. She sat there with her hair getting flatter by the minute. Applejack was still staring at Pinkie with a strange look. It wasn't like her to be this way.
“Pinkie? Talk to me hun. Are you alright?” Applejack was the first to speak for about 3 minutes of them staring at each other. Pinkie looked around at where she was before finally answering her friend.
“Um, wow Applejack...I'm sorry. I just completely blanked out. I got butterflies in my stomach when you said Fluttershy's name.” Pinkie said with a strange look on her. “Listen Applejack, on second thought, I'm not feeling up to going out right now. I think I'll head back to Sugar Cube Corner. I need to think some things over.
“Oh, well alright Pinkie no problem.” Applejack knew something was off. Why would Pinkie get butterflies when she heard Fluttershy's name? But she knew that she should let her pink friend go home and have her space before Applejack asked her about it.
Pinkie Pie was turning around to start trotting off back to her home, but just as she turned she was face to face with a pink and yellow Pegasus. Fluttershy. Her mane was flowing in the wind like magic and she had a beautiful soft smile on her face. Her eyes were so delicate and beautiful. Pinkie's heart was beating so fast she thought it would burst out of her chest.
“Oh, I'm sorry Pinkie Pie. I didn't mean to startle you.” She said in a light voice.
“Er...um...that's ok....I was just on my way home, bye!” Pinkie quickly said as she took off down the dirt road leading back to Sugar Cube Corner.
“Um...” Fluttershy was dumbfounded. “Applejack? What's wrong with Pinkie?” She asked the farm pony.
“Ah'm not sure Fluttershy. She was acting weird after we were done talking about you.”
“Me?” But, I don't understand. Maybe I should go talk to her.” Fluttershy was about to fly away but Applejack stopped her.
“Hold on there sugarcube, you should give her some time alone. She mentioned needing some time to think. Trust me. We can go talk to her tomorrow, alright?” Applejack said.
“Ok. If you think it's for the best.” Fluttershy said. “I'll see you tomorrow AJ. I have some things I need to do for the animals.”
Fluttershy took off towards her home and Applejack started to clean up her apple stand and head on back to Sweat Apple Acres. Pinkie Pie had just got into her apartment above the sweet shop. All the way home she was almost crying and wondering why she was acting like this. Did she have a crush on Fluttershy? Don't be insane Pinkie! She's a mare and so are you! How could you like her?
“Maybe I'll go see Twilight about it tomorrow. She will know hat to do!” Pinkie thought aloud.
With that, Pinkie decided to go take a nap. She was still very confused with the entire situation but was confident that Twilight could help her. Only time would tell.