Dancing crystals of ice spiraled downward from the dark silky clouds which concealed the gleam of the ivory moon. A gentle shade of darkness obscured the peaceful acres of Equestria. As the dusk settled in, most creatures retreated to their homes, staying dormant until the morning light returned. All was peaceful through the fields.
The cities however, were bursting with life, ponies squeezing through the streets to join their friends or families. The clamoring of ponies conversing, laughing, and singing penetrated the silence of the young night. For a few moments, the entirety of Ponyville was silent as giant heart was hoisted into the air, being set ablaze when it reached its peak.
Away from the city noise, a battered farmhouse provided shelter from the outside world. Its residents, two ponies were preparing for their night ahead of them. They too were celebrating, but just not with the same energy. The house was faintly lit, though not from the typical orange rays that would be produced from a bulb. Instead, a soft lavender glow illuminated the rooms. The source of the light, a violet heart shaped object blazing away as it rested inside the fireplace.
Rainbow Dash adjusted the black bow-tie that attached itself to the white shirt she was wearing. The white shirt, mostly being covered by the black jacket she had borrowed from her friend Rarity. The suit made her feel mysterious, as she looked at her reflection in the mirror, she couldn't stop herself from saying "The name's Dash, Rainbow Dash."
She chuckled for a moment, and then refocused herself on the task at hoof. She had been preparing for this night, and everything needed to be perfect. She picked up a velvet box off the shelf, glancing inside to make sure its contents were still present. The Pegasus inhaled sharply to calm her nerves.
"Ah feel ridiculous!" An embarrassed voice called out from the upper floor. The sound of hooves approaching the stairs, she paused, a small trail of flowers that lead down the stairs.
Rainbow Dash waiting at its end, "Well, you don't look ridiculous." She said, trying to keep her jaw from dropping.
As Applejack followed the pathway, the Pegasus gazed at the sight. The farm pony despised formal attire but had made an exception for the night. The shimmering golden locks of her mane cascaded unrestrained towards her side. A dazzling emerald dress covering most of her shining orange coat, restricting her hooves, forcing her to walk down the stairs elegantly.
"Next time ah get the tux!" Applejack grumbled.
Rainbow Dash laughed, "You look gorgeous, and besides, we both know that I… look… AWESOME!" she said smugly. Applejack rolled her eyes, and locked hooves with her partner once she reached the bottom of the steps.
Rainbow's nerves started to get to her; the time she had been making preparations for was approaching. Her knees began to wobble; she stiffened them, not wanting to show any signs of her quickly fading confidence. Her mouth dried out, making it difficult for her to form words.
The two entered the living room, small silver streamers hung from the ceiling, reflecting the purple light throughout the room, forming strange and beautiful shapes on the walls around them. The flame seemed to grow stronger the closer they stepped toward it.
Rainbow Dash's heart started to pound, her mind went blank. Her nerves betrayed her as the anxiety grew stronger and stronger, her hooves shaking uncontrollably as she began to kneel down in front of Applejack. The moment had finally arrived, this single occasion she had been planning for, this was finally it.
"A-A-App-Applejack…?" Rainbow Dash stammered, unable to solidify her words. Applejack turned around, staring at the kneeling pony, her eyes widened, and her heart nearly stopped, unsure if this was really what it appeared to be.
Rainbow Dash reached into the suit pocket, her hooves fumbled for a moment as she tried to steady them long enough to grasp the container. Once she had a firm enough grip, she revealed the box to the blinking orange mare that stood in front of her. She took a deep breath, repeating the words in her head, making sure they didn't escape her this time. Pulling the lid of the small velvet case open, revealing the gem encrusted anklet. Rainbow Dash spoke, "Applejack, will you marry me?"
Applejack blinked, she was stunned at the events unfolding in front of her. She couldn't believe what was happening, she knew her answer, but the words wouldn't form. She stared into the magenta eyes of the flustered pony before her, her mind accepted that this was actually real.
"Of course…" Applejack said, her voice was too quiet for her answer to be heard. "Of course I'll marry yah!" she repeated excitedly. She yanked Rainbow Dash off the floor pulling her closer to her; the two closed their eyes, they passionately met their lips into one another. As they went on experiencing this perfect moment with each other, the purple fire burst, and a flurry of radiating colors exploding into life as the flame continued to grow.