By Asmaria Moon
Trixie munched on her daisy sandwich as she sat at the table with Twilight and Fluttershy. She had no idea how she ended up in this situation. Just three days ago, she had nopony she could even call a friend, now she not only had an entire group of friends, but she also had a marefriend in Twilight. She felt almost as if it was too much for her to handle. Almost. She took another bite of her sandwich as she cleared her mind of such thoughts. She was the Great and Powerful Trixie. She could accomplish almost anything if she set her mind to it. So why was she getting so worked up about this? Realization suddenly hit her.
She was scared. This was her first time having a relationship more than friendship. Hell, she'd only even had a few friends before her return to Ponyville. Now she had something that could possibly be much more with Twilight, and she was afraid that she'd do something wrong. What would happen if she did mess up? Would Twilight leave her? She couldn't bear that thought. She shook her head a bit to clear it again. Celestia damn it, she was Trixie. She had beaten her father, the Powerful Pyrite, in the realm of his expertise, and claimed his title as a result. The only pony she knew was more powerful than her was the mare that she had recently discovered had feelings for her.
"Trixie, are you okay?" Twilight asked, snapping Trixie out of her thoughts. "You look like something's bothering you."
"Trixie is fine, Twilight. She guesses she was just over-thinking things a little." Trixie said.
"If you say so. If something is bothering you, you can always tell me, okay?" Twilight said.
"Okay, the next time something is bothering Trixie, she will tell you. And if you ever need to talk about something bothering you, Trixie would be glad to listen." Trixie said.
Fluttershy smiled as she watched Trixie and Twilight. They reminded her so much of when herself and Rainbow Dash had first gotten together. She had been just like Twilight, too inexperienced with social matters to know what to do, and Rainbow Dash had been like Trixie, too concerned with what others thought of her (or in Trixie's case, what she thought of herself) to express herself. Fluttershy unconsciously let a small laugh escape her.
"What is it, Fluttershy?" Trixie asked before finishing the rest of her sandwich.
"Oh, nothing. It's just... you two remind me of Rainbow and myself when we first got together." Fluttershy said.
"Do you mind if Trixie asks how you two became marefriends?" Trixie asked.
"Oh, I don't mind at all, Trixie." Fluttershy said, looking up as she tried to remember. "Let's see... it was the day that Rainbow won the Best Young Flyer competition. You remember that, right, Twilight?"
"Do I ever. Remind me never to try to cast that damned flutterwings spell again. That's way too much magical energy put in for a spell so easily broken." Twilight said.
"Wait, you've cast a flutterwings spell?" Trixie asked.
"Yes, on Rarity, so that she could fly and cheer for Rainbow Dash in Cloudsdale. It nearly drained me, and I barely had enough energy left to cast a cloud-walking spell on Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and myself." Twilight said.
"Wait... you've cast a flutterwings spell, and had energy left over to cast three more spells? Granted, the cloud-walking spell is a simple one, but still... Twilight, your power absolutely amazes Trixie." Trixie said, making Twilight blush.
"Cut it out, Trixie, you're embarrassing me. I'm not that special." Twilight said.
"Not that special? Twilight, you are the most powerful mare Trixie knows. As she said before, you are too modest for your own good. Trixie still thinks she should give you the Powerful part of her title." Trixie said.
"I told you before, Trixie, I could never take your title, even just a part of it." Twilight said.
"Trixie is far from done with this, Twilight. She promises that you will be known as the Powerful Twilight one day. Perhaps not today, perhaps not tomorrow, but one day, your power will be known throughout Equestria." Trixie said.
"Ummm... Fluttershy, weren't you telling us about how you and Dash became marefriends?" Twilight asked, changing the subject.
"Oh... yes. It was the day of the Best Young Flyer competition. Rainbow had just returned from hanging out with the Wonderbolts, and... well... it seems that they had taken her to a bar. She was more than a little drunk, and couldn't even use her wings properly. Thankfully, Cloudsdale, like all pegasi cities, has a law that makes it illegal to buy or sell alcohol within city boundaries, so Rainbow was already on the ground. Anyway, since she couldn't use her wings, she couldn't get home, or even to one of her napping clouds, so she came over to my place and asked if she could stay the night." Fluttershy said.
"Of course, I said yes. I could never turn away one of my friends when they needed my help, especially not Rainbow. Well, while we were reading a book together, Rainbow let it slip that she had a crush on me. I was really surprised to hear that from her. She was always so concerned with everyone calling her a... well... a fillyfooler." Fluttershy said, frowning as she said the last word. Trixie could tell that Fluttershy had just as much dislike for that term as she did. "The bullies at Summer Flight Camp used to call her that all the time. It was one of their favorite taunts, aside from... well... ummm... Rainbow Crash." Fluttershy said, wincing. It was obvious to Trixie that Fluttershy didn't like any of these names that other people had used to make fun of her marefriend.
"Well, anyway, I was shocked to learn that Rainbow had a crush on me. I never would have guessed that anypony could like me like that. I mean, I'm just some overly-shy, easily scared pony who, most of the time, likes being around animals more than she likes being around ponies. Who would want that, right? So when Rainbow told me that she did, I just couldn't believe it. I thought she might be playing one of her pranks that she always pulls with Pinkie or something, or maybe that she was so drunk that she was confusing me for somepony else. So I decided to ask her about it the next morning, but she told me that she was serious, and asked me if I felt the same way. I had never really thought about that before, but I told her that I could try being in a relationship with her, and if I wasn't comfortable, I would tell her that I wanted to stop. Well, I still haven't gotten uncomfortable with our relationship. in fact, I'd say I'm more comfortable than I was before." Fluttershy finished.
"That was a great story, Fluttershy. I'm so happy for you two." Twilight said.
"Trixie is happy for you as well." Trixie said.
"Thank you, girls. I'm happy for you two as well, and I'm sure Rainbow will be too when she finds out." Fluttershy said. "Oh, I can't wait to tell her. Oh, ummm... that is, unless... unless you two want to tell her yourselves, in which case, I won't." she finished.
"If it's all right with Twilight, Trixie doesn't mind if you tell her." Trixie said.
"I have no problems with that. Just as long as you don't go spreading it all across town." Twilight said, glaring at Fluttershy.
"I... ummm... I would never... never do that, Twilight." Fluttershy said, retreating behind her mane from Twilight's glare. Twilight smiled widely, unable to keep up the charade.
"I know you wouldn't, Fluttershy. I was only joking." Twilight said.
"Oh... heheh." Fluttershy giggled nervously. "Seriously though, I know that... well... letting ponies know that you like mares is a very private matter, and even if somepony is just excited for their friend, blabbing about somepony else's sexuality to other ponies will probably only spread rumors and gossip." she said. Suddenly, there was a scream and a loud crash as a rainbow blur collided with the table the three mares were sitting at. When the dust cleared, a very disoriented Rainbow Dash was lying on her back on the now broken table.
"Hey, girls." Dash said as Fluttershy looked at her, concerned..
"Oh, hi, Rainbow! Ummm... are you okay?" Fluttershy asked.
"Yeah, I'll be fine. I was trying to pull a Buccaneer Blaze, but I guess my right wing was just a little bit out of position, because I bailed hard." Dash said, rolling over and getting to her hooves, then making sure her wings weren't hurt in any way by spreading them and then tucking them back at her sides. "So what were you talking about, anyway?" she asked.
"Oh! Well, it turns out that Twilight and Trixie are marefriends now!" Flttershy said excitedly.
"Really? Wow, Twi! I never pegged you for liking mares. That's cool!" Dash said, jumping off the broken remains of the table and hovering near Twilight with her wings.
"Rainbow, that's not being very nice to Trixie. Think about what you just said. How could that be taken? Perhaps that you had judged Trixie as somepony who likes mares?" Fluttershy said, causing the cyan pegasus to blanch as she realized this.
"Oh, I'm so sorry, Trixie! It's just that... I don't know enough about you to really peg you as anything." Dash said as she floated over to land near Fluttershy.
"It's all right, Dash. Trixie knows that you didn't mean any harm." Trixie said.
"Anyway, Rainbow, I was just telling them about how we became marefriends." Fluttershy said.
"You told them that story? Oh my gosh, I was so drunk that night. I swear I'm never gonna go out partying with Soarin' and his friend again. Though, I guess more good than I thought came out of it, cause I ended up with you." Dash said, nuzzling Fluttershy's neck.
"Rainbow.... ummm... you know... how shy I get.... when you do stuff like that... ummm... in public." Fluttershy said, blushing madly.
"Yeah, that's why I do it, Fluttershy, to help you get over that shyness." Dash said. Trixie smiled as she watched Dash nuzzling Fluttershy's neck some more. Then the cyan pegasus pressed her muzzle against the edge of Fluttershy's wing.
"Rainbow, stop!" Fluttershy squealed, turning even redder, and Dash pulled her head back from the yellow pegasus. "Please, Rainbow, save it for when we get home." Fluttershy muttered.
"You got it, 'Shy. Really, though, I don't know why you're getting so worked up. It's just us here." Rainbow said.
"What if somepony walks by and sees us doing stuff like that?" Fluttershy asked. Dash had to admit, Fluttershy had a point. "I know you wouldn't like it getting around that we do... well... that kind of stuff."
"Fluttershy, I like doing that kind of stuff with you, and I don't care who knows it. Anypony who has a problem with that can go buck themselves for all I care." Dash said.
"Then it's a good thing that Twilight and Trixie said that they don't have a problem with it, or they'd have to go do that." Fluttershy said, giggling, and making the two unicorns blush.
"Fluttershy, did you just make a dirty joke?" Dash asked, laughing as she fell to the ground.
"Ummm... yes." Fluttershy admitted.
"It looks like I am getting through to you after all, 'Shy." Dash said, laughing more.
"Trixie certainly hopes not. You're a bad influence, Dash." Trixie said, smiling to show she was only joking.
"As if you're one to talk, Miss Magic Pants." Dash said, giggling as she got back to her hooves.
"Hey, I thought that was my name!" Twilight said, giggling with the rest of them.
"Oh, man, you guys are great! You know what? We should go on a double date sometime. That'd be awesome!" Dash said through her giggling.
"Rainbow, that's a great idea! What do you two think?" Fluttershy asked.
"Trixie thinks she would like that." Trixie said.
"I'd like that, too." Twilight said.
"Awesome! Are you guys doing anything tomorrow night? Cause I know this great club, if you want to go." Dash said.
"That sounds wonderful. I'm not doing anything, are you, Trixie?" Twilight asked.
"Trixie is not doing anything either." Trixie sad.
"Great, then we'll meet you guys at Twilight's at 7 tomorrow night." Dash said, nuzzling Fluttershy's neck again.
"Well, if you girls don't mind, I think it's time that we went home." Fluttershy said, blushing a bit as Dash continued nuzzling her.
"All right, we'll see you two later." Twilight said.
"Trixie hopes that you have a good day." Trixie said.
"Oh, don't worry, we will." Dash said, pressing her muzzle against Fluttershy's wing again.
"Rainbow!" Fluttershy exclaimed. "If you keep doing that out here, then I'll have to take away your privileges of doing it when we're alone." she muttered. Dash let out a small squeak at the thought, and immediately moved away from Fluttershy's wing.
"Well, see you girls tomorrow." Dash said, waving goodbye to Twilight and Trixie, then taking to the air and flying off towards Fluttershy's cottage.
"Have a good day, girls." Fluttershy said, flying after Dash and trying to catch up.
Trixie watched as Fluttershy flew out of sight. "They make a cute couple." she said.
"I think so too. It's really good to see them together." Twilight said. Just then, the mare serving as their waitress trotted out of the restaurant to see if they needed anything else, and, upon seeing their table broken in half from Dash's failed stunt, gasped loudly.
"What the hay happened?" the waitress asked, looking at the remains of the table in confusion, then at the two unicorns.
"Oh... umm... one of our friends dropped in." Twilight said, and Trixie giggled loudly at her unintentional pun, causing Twilight to think about what she'd just said and start to laugh as well.
"This is no laughing matter! Somepony has to pay for the broken table." the waitress said, a serious look on her face.
"Sorry. Here, this should cover it, right?" Twilight said, floating a sack with 100 bits in it into the mare's waiting hoof.
"Ummm... yes, I believe this is just enough." the waitress said, looking thankful that the matter had been dealt with so quickly.
"Oh, and thank you for a wonderful lunch. What was the bill?" Twilight asked.
"Ummm... 30 bits." the waitress said.
"Here." Twilight said, floating another sack, this one with 40 bits, into the waitress' hoof. "Keep the change. Sorry again about the table. Have a nice day." she said as she began to walk off. Trixie trotted after Twilight as she headed back to the library.
Author's Note: Nothing much to say about this other than, "I seriously love flutterdash."