Spitfire let her fiery mane hang low as she walked out of the bathroom. Water dripped off her coat and mane onto the floor of her cloud home, but she didn't care. As she sat on her back porch to let her gold coat dry, she watched yet another sunset, anxiously awaiting nightfall. Why she showered before going out flying she didn't understand, but it wasn't like she couldn't get herself clean flying through a cloud here and there. She thought back to her team's last show. As usual, a particular cyan coated pegasus with a rainbow colored mane was in the front row, cheering louder than the rest of the crowd that came to watch. Spitfire became lost thinking about her. Those fierce magenta eyes, determined spirit, tomboyish attitude. She secretly wanted it all. Spitfire had never really known love. Filly Foolers weren't accepted in many areas of Equestria. Exactly why was something she didn't understand, but she knew that if she wanted her job she had to involve herself with stallions or nopony at all. "They ought to prefer my being a filly fooler" Spitfire mumbled. "A mare can't get me pregnant and take me out of a job." While still in this train of thought, Spitfire heard what sounded like a mare screaming in the distance. She looked over in the direction of the sound to see a small dot flying in the direction of her home. The screaming began to get louder. And louder. Suddenly the dot began to take shape and Spitfire was just able to get out of the way before Rainbow Dash crashed into the wall of her home. She lodged herself in the wall just so her head and forelegs were inside Spitfire's home whereas her rear legs and wings were dangling just above the porch.
"Owwww...." moaned Rainbow Dash
"Umm..." said Spitfire
"Wanna help me out?" Rainbow asked.
"Sure thing Rainbow Dash." Spitfire replied.
At the mention of her name, Rainbow immediately stiffened and her wings snapped back against her body.
"How do you know my name?! Who are you?! Are you a spy?!"
"Easy Rainbow, it's me, Spitfire."
At the mention of Spitfire's name, Rainbow stiffened again, this time her wings snapping to a fully erect position.
"Sp-Spitfire?! OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH I'M SOOOO SORRY I DIDN'T MEAN TO CRASH INTO YOUR HOUSE AN-"
Before she could go on Spitfire cut her off.
"Relax Rainbow, it's just clouds. I can fix it up before bed tonight. I'm gonna push you through, alright? I can't do that if you still have your wingboners in the way."
"I-I-umm" Rainbow stuttered...
"Look, I don't care what you're preferences are, just put 'em down so I can get you through my wall."
"Wait, are you calling me a filly-fooler!?" Rainbow replied angrily. At least is sounded like she was angry. Inside she was terrified. "Was it that easy to figure out?" Rainbow thought to herself."
"Quite frankly you're giving me that impression. Not too mention you've seemed the part as long as I've known you. Plus the wingboners kinda give it away."
Rainbow sighed and folded her wings. "Just don't go telling everypony you see alright? A lot of ponies don't tend to tolerate me when they learn about that..."
Without warning Spitfire kicked Rainbow in the flank and sent her sprawling into her living room.
"What the hay was that for?!" Rainbow screamed.
"The hole in my wall." Spitfire responded nonchalantly as she stepped through the very hole her "guest" had just made.
"You could've been a little softer about it..." Rainbow muttered.
"Make yourself at home." Spitfire said, offering a hoof to Rainbow Dash. Rainbow accepted the gesture, though not without confusion. She opted to keep that to herself. 'I'm in Spitfire's house. Best not to ruin this.' Rainbow thought.
Spitfire took a seat on her couch. Despite her calm demeanor, the pegasus was more nervous than she had been before her first performance with the Wonderbolts. 'The mare of my dreams is in my home. I can't ruin this.' Spitfire thought. For the first time since Rainbow dropped in, the two pegasi directly looked at each other. Spitfire's mane was still wet from her shower, so it hung in a slightly disheveled manner down her neck and around her face. Upon this inspection of Spitfire's very wet and very enticing appearance, Rainbow's wings began to flutter a little. Spitfire had a difficult time keeping check of her own wings. Rainbow was soaked to the bone from her recent collision with Spitfire's wall, and the light reflecting off her her dripping color spectrum of a mane was almost too much to take. After a long, slightly uncomfortable pause, Spitfire spoke up.
"Wanna go flying? A good race should help us dry off." With a challenging tone she added "Not that you stand much of a chance of course."
At that Rainbow was on her hooves with her wings spread wide. She had that look of determination in her eyes that Spitfire craved so much.
"You're on Spitfire." She licked her lips in anticipation. A race against the mare of her deepest desires. This was something she always dreamed of.
"Loser buys the drinks!" Spitfire exclaimed as she shot out of the hole Rainbow left in her wall.
"NOT COOL!" Rainbow shouted as she took off after her new opponent. Rainbow had no idea where the hay they were going, but Spitfire was NOT going to get there first.