A cyan Pegasus flew across the bright blue skies of Ponyville with a rainbow trail leading off behind her. The feel of the warm air in her mane felt amazing as she glided down towards the ground. Just as Rainbow Dash was about to pull up to do an amazing trick she heard something from behind her. It sounded like some sort of cannon and that could only mean one thing. She halted her wings and turned her head to see bits and pieces of confetti coming from the top of Sugar Cube Corner. Pinkie Pie. Rainbow stated to lightly fly over to the sweet shop to see just what was going on, even though she had a pretty good idea. The closer the Pegasus got, the louder the cannon got. Going off about every 30 seconds., more and more confetti shot out of Pinkie Pie's upstairs window. Rainbow Dash started to hear music just as she was opening the door to the shop. She smiled and went in.
Mr. and Mrs. Cake were behind the counter baking, like they always were. Although they did seem to be a little bit, well, out of order. Carrot Cake was trying to write multiple orders down on a single piece of paper while Cup Cake was multitasking by baking, decorating, and even talking to some of the customers that were seated near by. It really did look like a handful of work and Rainbow couldn't help but wonder why it was so busy. Cup Cake noticed that Rainbow was walking in and greeted her while putting down a spatula she used to ice a cake.
"Oh hello Rainbow Dash, dear!" She said, barely even looking at the Pegasus.
"Hey, what's going on here? I've never seen you two so busy. Why isn't Pinkie helping?" Rainbow replied.
"We have no idea! She's been up in her room. Said something about planning a party or something. I'm not sure." Cup Cake said as she took a cake out of the oven. "Go up and see her, if you want."
"I will, thanks." Rainbow said walking towards the stairs. She made her way up the stairs and every step she took, all the noise got louder. The cannon started going off every 5 seconds and the music got louder and faster. All Rainbow could think is what in all of Equestria was going on behind that bright pink door she now stood in front of.
She knocked once. No answer. This time she knocked a little louder but still no one answered. Just music. One last time, Rainbow Dash knocked as loud as she could to try and get Pinkie to open the door. Suddenly the door swung open and relieved Pinkie Pie. Rainbow took a step back with wide eyes because something was off. Pinkie looks so tired. Her hair was all worn out and messy (messier then usual). It looked like she had been through the desert of Appleoosa with no breaks at all.
"Oh," Pinkie Pie said before yawning, "Hi Rainbow Dash. I'm sorry. I've been planning for 24 hours straight. Come in, if you want."
"Planning for what, Pinks? I have never seen you so tired." Rainbow said as she walked in.
"I want to throw a party for, well, Fluttershy. I want to tell her how I feel. I got some good info from her on how she would want to be told."
"Wow, are you sure she will be alright with a huge party with all our friends and all of Ponyville? Just to announce how you feel?" Rainbow asked.
"No silly filly! This is an after party for after I tell her." Pinkie said to Rainbow.
"Oh, well, what did she say when you asked her how she would want to be told?"
"Sit down and I'll tell you. She would want to told by Sweat Apple Acres while watching the sunset. That's what I plan to do." Pinkie said with a smile.
"Pinkie? Remember when you said I could help you with telling her?" Rainbow asked.
"You still can! I want you to take Fluttershy to the farm when I tell you too." Pinkie said.
"I will Pinkie," Rainbow said with a tear in her eye. "Ill make sure she is calm and everything. You can count on me!"
Pinkie Pie hugged her friend and then looked at her.
"Now, you can help me right now too! I still need to get this after party all set up." Pinkie said.
"You bet Pinks! Let's get to work!" Rainbow Dash said with a smile.
The two spent the entire night planning and Pinkie even fell asleep a few times but Rainbow just let her be as she continued to plan the party. Spending the night with Pinkie made the Pegasus feel better after all of the drama that has happened. That wasn't the main thing on her mind though. It was that Pinkie was finally going to be happy. Rainbow smiled and took a break from the planning and fell asleep beside her pink friend. No matter what, Rainbow would make Pinkie Pie proud.
THE NEXT DAY
It was just past 1:00 in the afternoon and the sun was beaming down on the streets of the town. Rainbow Dash had gotten up extra early, surprisingly, to clear out the sky of clouds. She also begged the other weather ponies to not make it so windy today. They didn't know why she would ask that but they agreed after 30 minutes of the cyan Pegasus whining non-stop. Rainbow Dash wanted everything to be perfect because after all the planning her and Pinkie did, it was time for Pinkie Pie to tell Fluttershy how she felt.
Twilight Sparkle had been visited by Rainbow early in the morning and Rainbow Dash asked her for a huge favour. She wanted Twilight to ask Princess Celestia if, at sundown, she could make the sun set at the perfect angle so it would be the most beautiful sight to anypony's eyes. Being the Princesses best student, Twilight sent a letter straight away. Within minutes Spike burped up a scroll engulfed in magical green fire and it cooled off in his claws and Twilight used her magic to levitate it over to herself. Rainbow nearly put a hole through the roof when Twilight read that the Princess would gladly do what she had asked. Rainbow Dash actually wondered why she agreed but it said in the letter that she knew more about what goes on in Ponyville then the rainbow maned mare knew. Rainbow thanked Twilight and went off to get everything else set up.
Alright, what else is there to do...? I already got the weather under control, the sunset is all set. I feel like I'm missing something. Oh horseapples! I need to go talk to AJ about Pinkie using the farm!
Rainbow Dash thought as she was flying threw the air. She turned around and headed right for Sweet Apple Acres. Everything was coming together wonderfully! Soon enough it would be time for Rainbow to lead her shy friend up to the farm to meet the complete opposite of her. Thinking of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy together watching the sunset made Rainbow Dash smile. She wanted Pinkie to be happy. As sappy as it sounded in her mind, if Pinkie was happy, she would be happy.
On the horizon, the sight of the amazing Sweet Apple Acres appeared before Rainbow. She had always loved this place for flying. It smelt like, well, apples. The air was always warm and the sound of the wind in the trees made the Pegasus feel relaxed whenever she was doing her tricks. The other reason she enjoyed hanging out here and doing tricks here was because Applejack was always there so that Rainbow had somepony to show off to.
Nearing the big red barn, Rainbow Dash spotted the bright orange farm pony coming out of it with two baskets of apples on her back. She was walking alongside her younger sister, Apple Bloom who was snacking on a granny smith apple while holding some more apples in a basket on her back like AJ. Rainbow slowed down and landed right next to the two ponies with a stance of, how she would put it, 'coolness'.
Apple Bloom jumped and fell over with a small scream. Applejack chuckled and helped her little sister up off the ground.
"Y'all scared me half to death Rainbow!" The small pony said, half joking, half serious.
"Sorry Apple Bloom," Rainbow laughed a bit, "Hey Applejack."
"Howdy Rainbow! What brings you over here t'day? More showing off?" AJ teased.
"Actually, I needed to ask you something," Rainbow looked at Apple Bloom, "Privately?"
"Alrighty, Apple Bloom, you heard her. Do me a favour and take these here apples over to the cellar." Applejack asked. Apple Bloom sighed but walked off towards the apple cellar as she was told. Once Rainbow was sure she was out of earshot, she turned back to her farm friend.
"Alright AJ, Pinkie probably hasn't told you yet because she has been busy planning a huge important party but," Rainbow Dash started, "She plans to tell Fluttershy how she feels tonight."
"Well that's wonderful!" AJ shouted happily.
"Yeah, yeah it is, but she wants to do it here at sunset. Over by the west field I think. Is that alright?" Rainbow asked.
"O'course it is! Why, I'd be insulted if it wasn't." She joked.
"Really? Great!" Rainbow jumped for joy, "I need to go back to Sugar Cube Corner and tell Pinkie that everything is all ready for this evening. I'll see you later, AJ! Thanks!"
"Not a problem!" Bye now!" She waved as Rainbow Dash took to the sky and flew off towards Ponyville.
The excited cyan Pegasus flew off with great speed. She was so happy that she could just go up to the top of a mountain and yell! Finally, everything was going great for her and her friend. It was a good day. She flew over the houses of the town and waved to some fellow ponies she knew as she went along. Doing a few tricks here and there to keep up her public appearance. She didn't need everypony to know that she could be happy about something so sappy. Or at least that's what she thought.
She arrived at Sugar Cube Corner and walked inside the door. A bell rang out and Pinkie Pie looked over to see who had entered. A huge smile on her face as always. When she noticed it was Rainbow Dash, her smile got even bigger and she jumped in the air multiple times. She moved aside to revile Twilight sitting behind her. It looked like they had been talking about something important before Dash had came in. Twilight got up, smiled and greeted Dash while Pinkie just kept bouncing up and down.
"Hi Rainbow Dash!" Twilight said. "We were just going to come get you. Pinkie needs to-"
"I need to bring everypony up to speed on what is going on here!" Pinkie interrupted. "See, I think all our friends know I'm going to tell Fluttershy but they don't know bout the party!"
"Uh, yeah..." Twilight said looking at Pinkie.
"Sounds good Pinks, but first I wanted to say that everything seems to be ready for you and Fluttershy tonight. I got the weather under control and the Princess has the sunset all ready. Applejack said you can bring Fluttershy to the west field too." Rainbow explained to Pinkie.
"You went to Princess Celestia just so the sunset would be perfect for me?" Pinkie said with a tear forming. "Wow, Dashie...thank you so much. You are the best." Pinkie hugged her friend.
"Anything for you Pinkie." Rainbow returned the hug.
It was around 2:00pm now and time felt like it flew past faster then Rainbow Dash herself. She couldn't wait for Pinkie to tell Fluttershy. Rainbow Dash was actually thinking of hovering just above them to see it all but she knew that it wouldn't be very nice. Kind of disturbing the privacy. After Rainbow Dash had told Pinkie that everything was set up, she went back to planning the party and Twilight went out to go gather Rarity and Applejack so that Pinkie could fill them in on all the details.
Pinkie Pie was upstairs in her room making sure that everything was in place for this party. Even though she didn't know what Fluttershy would say, she would party anyway. It's just Pinkie Pie logic. She didn't let the thought of being rejected bug her so she kept on planing. All around her room were balloons and streamers. A huge snack table was on one side of the room filled with all kinds of yummy treats for everypony. There were candy apples, candy fruit, chocolate cake, chocolate pie, raspberry pie, and so much more. There was even a big gold fountain that was flowing with deep, milky, creamy chocolate. Beside it were multiple bowls of all kinds of different flavours of punch. There was orange, grape, blueberry, strawberry, and there was of course Gummy's favourite flavour that Pinkie made herself. No pony would every drink that though.
Sitting at a bright pink desk was the party pony herself. Writing down notes of even more things that could be added to the party. This was probably the biggest party she would ever throw and she wanted it to be perfect. She had set up some bean bag chairs beside one another specificity for Fluttershy and herself. They were a bit further away from the rest of the seats and decorations because she knew that Fluttershy might get to crowded and want to be away from the main party. It sounded all perfect in Pinkie's mind. Just as she was about to let out a big yawn, she heard a knock on her door so she got up to go see who it was. She opened it to find Rainbow Dash.
"Oh hi there Rainbow Dash! Come on in, I was just doing some party planning!" Pinkie said smiling.
"I know Pinks," Rainbow laughed, "I wanted to talk to you about something before the other girls get back here."
"Sure thing Dashie!" Pinkie stopped jumping and listened to her friend.
"I just," Rainbow took a deep breathe, "I just wanted you to know that I'm really happy for you Pinkie. You mean a lot to me and I love to see you smile and be happy."
"Awe Dashie! You mean a lot to me too. And thank you sooooo much. I really appreciate it." Pinkie said. Then she noticed that Dash still looked a little bit sad. Pinkie decided that she wanted Rainbow Dash to be happy. She leaned forward an gave the Pegasus a small kiss on the forehead.
Rainbow Dash blushed but she would never admit to it. She looked up at Pinkie and smiled so hard that her face started to hurt a bit.
"Pinkie-" Rainbow started.
"Nope! It was just a friendly kiss Dashie. You really are my best friend! I love hanging out with you." Pinkie interrupted. She was known for that.
"Thank you Pinkie." Rainbow said as she hugged her friend...best friend. Pinkie returned the hug and smiled at the thought of having Rainbow Dash as a friend. They both decided to rest and continue making final preparations so everything would be perfect.
Around 2:45pm Twilight finally came back from getting the other two girls from the homes and over to Sugar Cube Corner. Both Rarity and Applejack knew why they were there and they both were really excited and happy. All three of them sat around a table inside the sweet shop and asked if Mrs. Cake would be so kind as to tell Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash that they had arrived. After giving the three girls some milk shakes, she went up stairs to get Pinkie and Rainbow.
"Woopie!" Pinkie jumped and made her way down the stairs with Rainbow Dash behind her. They were both in great moods, only Pinkie happened to show hers more.
After meeting and greeting and, thanks to Pinkie Pie, ordering a bunch of cup cakes, they all relaxed at their table and started talking about the Pinkie and Fluttershy.
"So, Pinkie dear, are you going to fill us in?" Rarity asked.
"Okie dokie lokie!" Pinkie bounced. "So here is what you gals need to know. I plan to meet Fluttershy at sunset on the west field of Sweet Apple Acres to tell her that I love her!" Pinkie had no signs of being nervous whatsoever. "Then, we all come back here and party until we drop. I have everything set up upstairs. It's going to be the best party ever!"
"Well, I reckon that it will be Pinkie. You and Fluttershy may be opposites, but you seem to really have a connection." Applejack said as she took a sip of a milk shake she had ordered.
"I couldn't agree more!" Rarity said with a smile. All of the girls shared nods as they smiled at Pinkie. They supported her all the way.
"I guess all that is left to do now is wait," Pinkie sat down, "Anypony want to do anything? It's a long while until the sun sets."
"I had an idea Pinkie," Twilight spoke up, "Why don't you go see hoe Fluttershy is doing before tonight?"
Pinkie considered this for a few moments. It would be a nice thing to do seeing as last time she kind of just left her at her cottage door step. Though it was for a good reason but maybe it was time to check on her. After all, she was shy.
"Sounds like a good idea Twilight. I will." Pinkie smiled.
With that said, all the girls went there separate ways. They did need to get ready for a party but the only pony who was really worried about what she should wear was Rarity. Even though the party was going to be after sundown, she would take over 3 hours to get ready. Rainbow Dash went back to her cloud home and relaxed a little bit. It had been a long day for her, with all the running around to help out Pinkie. Applejack simply went back to work on the farm knowing that it would be used for a romantic setting later tonight. Twilight Sparkle headed back home to the library to study. She picked out a book and began to read about the magic of romance. Pinkie Pie made her way out of Sugar Cube Corner and made her way over to the edge of the Everfree Forest where Fluttershy's cottage was. Checking in on that shy Pegasus was always a good thing. Pinkie hummed a small song as she walked down the road with the sunshine beaming down on her.
Fluttershy was somewhat panicking because of the sudden realization that had come into her mind only a day ago. Did she like Pinkie Pie? Was it wrong of her to? All these questions she was asking herself didn't really help her relax. She knew that she might want to tell Pinkie, but how? When? The shy mare decided to try and block out these thoughts for now and tend to her animals. There was one last thought before she blocked them out;
Who knows? Maybe she likes me too...because I love her.