"RARITY!?" Dash exclaimed as her jaw hit the floor and her hooves reached into the air. Scared from the sudden noise. Fluttershy squealed softly from behind the couch. "Whoops, didn't mean to scare ya there Shy." Rainbow said giggling. She helped her friend back up on her hooves. "How long has this been going on?" Dash asked.
"A-about 10 days. We went on our weekly spa visit and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't keep my eyes off of her."
"I'm having trouble seeing the downside here Shy" Rainbow said with a smile.
"S-she told me she had a date with a colt that evening.." Fluttershy whispered in her usual weak demeanour
"So?" Rainbow said tilting her head in confusion.
"So!? So she'll never like me the way I like her." Fluttershy yelled almost scared of the volume of her own voice.
"Shy, just because somepony likes colts doesn't mean they can't like mares." Rainbow dash said with a look of conviction. It was now her turn to swallow her pride. "Just. Like. Me."
Fluttershy's eyes widened and her jaw dropped at the statement. "You mean?" she said
"Yup." Dash said with confidence.
"and you think Rarity?" Fluttershy asked softly.
"I Dunno Shy. All I'm saying is that it's possible." Dash said with a caring smile. "And even if she doesn't it's better to get this out of your system rather than wallowing in your own sorrow."
Fluttershy sighed. "Your right."
"Tomorrow. Tomorrow I'll tell her." Fluttershy Thought to herself.
Fluttershy walked over to Rainbow Dash and hugged her tightly. "Thanks Dashie. For always being there when I need you."
"No biggy Shy. I am the most loyal and Awesome pony of Equestria after all."
Fluttershy giggled at Rainbow's over confidence.
Dash flew out of the window with amazing speed. "Later Shy!" could faintly be heard form the distance.
Now the house was silent. Leaving Fluttershy alone with her thoughts.
Celestia's sun started to grace the earth as the birds chirped in happiness. A white pony with a purple mane lay silently in her bed. Her eyes covered by a sleeping mask. A heavy smell filled the room. "Mhmm such a lovely aroma.. the smell.. of smoke.." Suddenly she jumped up "smoke!?" She ran downstairs as fast as her legs could take her. She grabbed the fire extinguisher and jammed the door open. pushing a little filly aside she ran up to the smoke covered stove and assaulted it with the extinguisher.
"Rarity! You ruined your surprise!" The little filly said angrily.
"Surprise!? A house fire is your surprise!?" Rarity said motioning with her hooves in the air.
"I was making you breakfast." she said happily.
Rarity slowly crawled towards the stove. making sure the danger had past. "That's not breakfast. That's a pastry monstrosity!" she said in disgust as she looked at the burned remnants of whatever Sweetie Belle had mistaken for food.
"I'd give up on cutie mark crusader bakery for a while Sweetie Belle." she said laughingly.
"Now come on, you can help me make breakfast." Rarity said as she signalled the filly to come closer.
"Do you have any plans today Sweetie Belle?" Rarity asked her sister as they finished their breakfast.
"I'm going to check on Scoot and Bloom. I hope they are ok after what happened." She said in a worried voice.
"I can only imagine how furious Applejack and Granny Smith were at Apple Bloom" Rarity said.
"How about you big sister?" the filly asked her sister. Eyes beaming with anticipation.
Rarity thought about it for a moment. "this is my first day off in weeks." she said "My friends must be worried sick about me!" she thought to herself. "I know! I'll go check up on Twilight!" she said happily.
"Fluttershy opened her eyes slightly, she felt an overwhelming warmth next to her. She opened her eyes fully and saw her arms wrapped around Rarity who lay in the same position with a smile on her face. Rarity woke up slowly. "Good morning Shy." she said in a seductive tone as she planted a kiss on Fluttershy's muzzle. For a few seconds Fluttershy was in heaven. a state of complete euphoria."
Fluttershy woke up. For the first time in what seemed like ages she had slept happily. The nightmares were replaced with dreams. She dreamed of spending her life with Rarity. of how she liked every single thing about her. Her generosity, her kindness, her smile.
"Today is the day." She told herself. She got out of bed and went into the bathroom. after a few minutes of fidgeting she decided to make some breakfast. The normally simple daisy sandwich tasted like heaven to the pony who hadn't eaten for about a day. Just as she was about to leave her cabin she felt a carrot hit the back of her head.
She looked behind her and saw an angry little bunny stamping his feet pointing at his food bowl. "Oh Angel! I had completely forgotten about your food." She ran off to get the bunny food and returned with the biggest sack of carrots Angel had ever seen. She dumped its content into the bowl causing it disappear under a mountain of carrots.
Angel's jaw dropped. Dumbfounded at the treasure laid out before him. "Behave yourself while I'm gone will you!" Fluttershy yelled as she left her house.
Rarity Knocked on the door of Twilight's library. "Twilight! Are you there?" A small dragon opened the door and looked up to see who was visiting. "RARITY!" he exclaimed "Are my spines straight, did I even brush my teeth!? How do I look!?" he thought as he rapidly ran his claws over his scales with a worried look. Rarity Face-hooved.
"Good morning Spike. Is Twilight home?" she asked.
"Y-y-yes she is! Twilight! Rarity is here to see you!" he yelled into the library.
A purple unicorn emerged from the basement wearing a white doctors coat.
"Good morning Rarity, I haven't seen you in a while." She said removing the coat.
"Hello Twilight! I have a day off today. Do you want to get some lunch and catch up?" she said smiling with anticipation.
"I would love to but I am simply too busy with my studies for Celestia. She asked me to find out how bucking magnets work."
Rarity pouted her lips and tried to conjure up her most whiney of voices. "BUT TWIIIILIIIIIIIGHT." she squealed.
"That only works with Spike." she giggled. "Why don't you ask Fluttershy to have lunch with you?"
Rarity's eyes lit up "Of course! Fluttershy! Now that you mention it, have you seen Fluttershy anywhere the last couple of weeks?" she asked Twilight.
Twilight rested her hoof under her chin. "mhmm no I Haven't. That is a bit curious." she said "She was probably busy caring for one of her sick animals" Twilight induced.
"You're probably right." Rarity said relieved. "anyway, I'll see you soon Twilight!"
Twilight didn't respond she was already back behind her blackboard.
It was a sunny day in Ponyville as Rarity made her way to Fluttershy's cottage. The streets of the little town were as busy as always. As she walked past Sugarcube Corner the smell of pastries tickled her senses causing her stomach to rage loudly. "I better get to Fluttershy fast before I STARVE to death!" she thought dramatically.
Fluttershy ran happily trough the streets of Ponyville. Her mind completely occupied. She wasn't even looking where she was going. she didn't even notice that as she was day dreaming she started running faster and faster.
Rarity averted her gaze from Sugarcube Corner and looked forward. In mere seconds something that looked like a yellow and pink ball of feathers hit her frontally causing her to collapse on the floor.
When she finally opened her eyes she was laying on the ground with Fluttershy collapsed on top of her. She nudged the pony who seemed to be practically unconscious.
Fluttershy opened her eyes and noticed she was lying on top of rarity and started blushing heavily looking into her
eyes. after a few seconds Rarity spoke. "uuuhm Fluttershy. Do you mind getting off of me?" she asked.
Fluttershy's eyes shot open. "Oh! of course! I'm so sorry I ran into you. I wasn't paying attention. SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY" she said about as fast as it was possible for a pony to talk.
"No need to apologize. I wasn't really paying attention myself either." Rarity said. "I was just looking for you in fact."
"O-o-oh why would that be..?" she said. Every inch of courage she had gathered over the last few days disappeared in mere seconds as she looked into Rarity's eyes. "She has such gorgeous eyes.." she thought to herself.
"Well I haven't seen any of you lately I just wanted to catch up. Do you want to get some lunch?" she asked with eyes full of anticipation.
"OH YES!" Fluttershy yelled. "I-I mean sure if you want to.."
Rarity giggled at her friends excitement. "Come on lets go to Sugarcube Corner so we can see Pinkie too.
Rarity was trotting to Sugarcube Corner with Fluttershy following eagerly by her side. "Do tell dear, where ever have you been lately?" Rarity asked her friend. "Well.. I.. um.." she started digging in her mind for anything that could pass for a believable excuse.
"uuhm Angel. Yes! Angel was feeling very sick so I had to stay by his side for a while." she said staring at Rarity hoping that she believed her.
"Oh I'm so sorry to hear that Fluttershy. Is he feeling better now?" She said with a look of concern.
"Yes. He's feeling fine now." she smiled.
The two of them entered Sugarcube Corner and rang the bell at the counter. A pink earth pony with a slightly darker pink mane walked into the room and gasped when she saw her friends.
"OMG I haven't seen you guys in ages!" she said bouncing towards the two.
"Yes. it's good to see you too Pinkie." Rarity said "We came over to have some lunch would you like to join us?"
"Okie dokie lokie! I was feeling all saddy waddy that I hadn't seen any of my friends lately but then you two entered and I was like *GASP* and now your here and im so super happy wappy!!" she said still bouncing in one place.
"Pinkie.." Rarity said.
"At first I was worried you had forgotten about me! but now your here! and I can see you two again!"
"Pinkie." Rarity said with her hoof to her face.
"You know. We should have a party! A YAYMYFRIENDSAREHERETOSEEMEEEE PARTY!!"
"PINKIE!" Rarity yelled at the top of lungs.
"Sorry worry Rarity. I guess I got a bit too excited!" pinkie said finally having applied her hooves to the ground.
The three sat down at a table as Mrs. Cake walked in with a tray filled with all sorts of pastries. "It's good to see Pinkie's friends visiting" she said with a smile.
"It's good to see you too.." Fluttershy said.
The three sat eating their food. Pinkie and Rarity were talking about what they had done the last couple of weeks. Fluttershy was just sitting there quietly eating her muffin trying to avoid eye contact with Rarity. She slowly nodded at whatever Pinkie was saying. Not really paying attention to any of it. A loud pinging noise could be heard from the kitchen.
"OOH! The cakes are ready!" Pinky exclaimed. "Do you mind helping me get them out of the oven Fluttershy!?"
"Uuhm sure Pinkie." she followed Pinkie into the kitchen and helped her carry the large cakes out of the oven onto the counter. As Pinkie was cleaning out the oven Fluttershy noticed Rarity still sitting at the table on the other side of the window.
As she stared at her crush all of the dreams and nightmares of the past few weeks returned to her. "I can't do this.. What if she hates me for it! I can't handle losing her as a friend." then another voice spoke up in her mind. "You are unbelievable you know that!? do you have to be so scared all the time!? You already expect the worst without any facts to back it up. If you keep going like this you'll never be happy! I'm so sick of you!"
"But just look at her. someone as pretty as her will never be interested in someone like me."
"nonsense! You are amazing and she knows that. I'm sick of you talking yourself down like this."
"Maybe you're right.. maybe she does like me.. maybe she does stay up at night thinking just like me!"
"That's the spirit!"
Pinkie finished cleaning and returned to see Fluttershy still staring at Rarity with the brightest blush she had ever seen. "uuhm Fluttershy why are you staring at Rarity?" she asked giggling loudly at the display.
"Oh Pinkie! I just um I..." after a while Pinkie realised what was going on.
*GASP* "You like Rarity!?" Pinkie said with a large smile.
"What! wait Pinkie it's not what you think!" she said with the biggest feeling of worry in her stomach.
"Ooh this is so super! I can throw a party and you can tell her exactly how you feel!" she said with a smile of joy.
"NO! Pinkie I don't want to tell anyone yet." Fluttershy said
"But I'm sure she would love it! I'll make the most romantic party ever!"
"Pinkie no!" Fluttershy said as she grabbed Pinkie by the shoulders and pushed her into the wall.
"Fluttershy... You're hurting me.." Pinkie said with a look of pain on her face.
Fluttershy quickly let go of pinkie with tears in her eyes. "I'm so sorry Pinkie I didn't mean to hurt you!"
"That really hurt Fluttershy.." Pinkie said sadly.
"I'm really sorry can you forgive me? I would never hurt somepony intentionally." Fluttershy asked on the verge of tears "I just can't tell Rarity yet. I'll tell her when the time is right." she said looking with a frown at Pinkie.
"Yeah.. that's ok Fluttershy I shouldn't have interfered like that." she hugged Fluttershy tightly.
Within moments Pinkie's frown turned to a huge smile. "Come on Fluttershy! there are still some cupcakes left!" she said bouncing back to the store with Fluttershy following behind her.