Rarity gently squeezed Applejack as they nuzzled close to each other, watching the sun slowly set on the horizon. The wind blew gently as the grass tickled their fur.
“That sure is one heck of a sunset huh?”
“Yes, but it’s not nearly as dazzling as you.”
Rarity wrapped her hooves around her and kissed her friend on the cheek. Applejack blushed.
“Aw shucks, will ya stop with all the compliments already? Ah already told ya I forgive ya for everythin’.”
“I know. I’m just glad to have you back is all.”
“Speakin’ of which, what happened between you and Prince Blueblood anyways?”
Rarity sighed. She knew eventually she was going to have to tell Applejack the truth. She shook her head and stared at the grass for a few seconds before turning to her friend.
“You promise not to laugh when I tell you?”
“Ah promise sugarcube.”
“So Blue, what did you want to ask?”
“Well, now that we are on good terms. I feel you should know that I’m looking for a serious relationship.”
Rarity put a hoof to her mouth as her eyes widened. “Oh Blue, I d-”
“I know this is sudden but…will you introduce me to Applejack?”
Rarity blinked. “What?”
“Her orange fur, her blonde mane, her freckles, that accent, not to mention those delicious apple fritters she made at the Gala just made me fall in love.”
“Yes, I know I caused such a fuss over them that day, but the taste on my tongue still lingered, despite them being common carnival fair, they were simply divine, baked from what clearly must’ve been the finest apples in Equestria!”
Rarity’s mouth hung open. She tried to make a sound but her vocal chords were frozen stiff.
“I know I acted terribly toward you and the show I put on in front of her was anything but pleasant. But I thought, if I can redeem myself in your eyes, you would put it in a good word for me. So what do you say?”
Applejack stamped the ground as she desperately tried to hold back her laughter. She eventually caved in and tumbled to the ground crying and kicking her back legs in the air. Rarity glared at the earth pony then eventually her lips curved into a smile and she laughed too. Applejack sat up and wiped away her tears, trying to catch her breath.
“Whoooo doggy! He is one crazy colt.”
“All colts are. Thank goodness I have you.” Rarity said as she nuzzled her friend. Applejack pulled away and scratched her chin with one hoof.
“I don’t know, now that I’m thinkin’ bout it, he is rather good-lookin’, and I could become one of them fancified princesses if’in I were to marry him.”
“Oh please, you wouldn’t last one day as a princess, you can’t even sit still when I do your hair!”
“That’s cause yer so danged heavy hoofed.”
Rarity scoffed and sized Applejack up and down. “I am NOT heavy hoofed. My touch is delicate!”
“Last time ya braided my hair I thought ya were tryin to skin me.”
“I use MAGIC to braid your hair. Your argument is invalid. Hmf!”
“Alright then yer magic is heavy hoofed.”
“That doesn’t even make any sense!”
Applejack kissed Rarity gently on the lips and smiled. The unicorn, taken aback, curled her lips and blushed. Applejack snickered and pressed a hoof to her chest.
“Does too times infinity.”
Rarity smirked and gave the country equine a kiss back. “Does not times infinity plus one.”
“Ya know,” the orange mare said wrapping her fore legs around the unicorn, “ya still owe me a date. So where ya takin’ me?”
Rarity smiled slyly.
“Gee, this was unexpected.” Applejack said as she sat in the mineral bath.
Rarity cuddled up next to her, softly rubbing her nose against Applejack’s neck.
“Isn’t it just the best way to relax with your special somepony?”
Applejack rolled her eyes. “If yer special somepony is Rarity then it’s really the only way yer allowed to relax.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” the unicorn said backing away.
“Whatever you want it to mean hun.”
“I detected sarcasm.”
“Ah’m just sayin’ there are plenty other places to have a date.”
“The spa is one of my most favorite places to go. You should be honored to be here with me.” Rarity raised her head and folded her forelegs.
“Right cause the Ponyville Day Spa is soooo exclusive.”
The orange equine chuckled. The unicorn glared and pointed at her.
“With the money you make, you’re barely able to keep your farm, so this IS pretty exclusive for you.”
“Maybe ah should gon’ ahead up to Canterlot and marry Blueblood then! Since he thinks I’m so pretty and all.”
“Go right on ahead! He’ll eventually get tired of that barn yard smell you so graciously sport around!
Applejack pressed her face up against Rarity’s and shoved a hoof into her chest.
“Ya’ll sayin I stink?”
“Well, I don’t always bring you to the spa because you smell like a springtime meadow.”
“You wanna fight Ms. Fussy Flank?”
“I told you NOT to call me that!” the unicorn exclaimed as she pushed the country pony away.
“Fussy Flank! Fussy Flank! Fussy Flank!”
“I’m warning you Applejack, one more time...”
Applejack smiled and nuzzled her friend’s cheek. The unicorn moaned softly as the earth pony placed gentle kisses on her neck.
“Mmmm, I love you Applejack.” Rarity said softly.
“I love you too…” Applejack whispered before gently kissing up to her ear, “…Fussy Flank.”
Applejack splashed the unicorn in the face then jumped out of the mineral bath.
“Oh. It. Is. ON!”
Rarity shook the water off her face and jumped out of the mineral bath. She chased her friend out of the spa and into an open field where she tackled the earth pony. She smiled as she gazed into her lover’s green eyes. They nuzzled noses and wrapped their hooves around each other as they kissed while the soft grass gently grazed and tickled their freshly washed fur.