Dearest Of Desires Chapter 2
"What took you so long? What exactly were you doing in that bathroom?" Rainbow cocked an eyebrow at Sunset as she walked up.
Sunset rolled her eyes. "Nothing. I never even made it to the bathroom."
"You didn't!?" Pinkie exclaimed, then her mouth formed an "O".
"I got distracted," Sunset shrugged.
"When you mean distracted," Rainbow made air quotations. "Do you mean Pinkie Pie distracted or you possibly almost got laid distracted?"
Sunset let out a highly embarrassing cough. "Rainbow Dash!" You really had to be careful about you say around that girl.
"Well!?" Rainbow didn't seem to get the hint.
Sunset glared at her. "No. No I did not almost get laid."
"Lame!" Rainbow splurted.
Sunset stayed silent. Out of all the possibilities—
Pinkie walked closer to Sunset and pinched her right cheek. "You look a bit pink, Sunset."
"Maybe because your pinching me?" she lied.
"Pfft," Pinkie let go. "I meant you've looked a bit pink."
Sunset rubbed her arm shyly. "Well I did run into someone."
"Aha!" Rainbow pointed at Sunset. "Shim here has got another one of her crushes."
Pinkie clapped her hands. "Ooo I love it when this happens!"
"What? No, Rainbow, please let me finish before you assume things," Sunset told her.
Yes, it's safe to say that Sunset has had crushes on woman before. I mean, it's not like it's intentional. Not that she goes up to them particularly. More like they go up to her. However, you could never find Sunset complaining.
Rainbow just rolled her eyes in response. Pinkie Pie stared at their friend intrigued.
"This girl, her name's Twilight,—"
"As long as she doesn't break your heart, I'm cool," Rainbow said. Meaning every word at that.
"—She pulled me over and I helped her with a tiny ex boyfriend issue. That's all," she explained.
"You helped a stranger?" Pinkie asked, almost proud.
Sunset rubbed the back of her head. "Uh, it was just a spur in the moment kind of thing," she tried to mimic Twilight's words.
"What happened then?" Rainbow asked, wanting to know more.
"Apparently she wanted to make her ex jealous," Sunset answered.
"Ohh so it was one of those 'I moved on, haha loser' moments," Rainbow ended with a nod of her head.
"Uhh, yeah let's go with that," Sunset agreed.
"Okay but that doesn't explain the flustered color on your amber cheeks a moment ago," Pinkie brought up.
One truly did have to explain everything to that girl. "Her ex made some rude comment so she kissed me to prove a point," said Sunset.
She squealed. "Aw! This is the start of a romance!" Pinkie chippered.
"Did you not hear me? She had a boyfriend," Sunset emphasised. Obviously Pinkie Pie didn't get the message that Twilight was straight.
Twilight was an undeniable cutie. Strangely, that was mainly the reason she didn't give Twilight her number. Even though Twilight seemed like fun, Sunset could never run into her again. If she did, there was always a chance she could start to like her. From the looks of it, the girl was completely straight sans the kiss they had. There was no point of hanging out if she wasn't going to get anything from it.
Then again, why did Sunset offer her a dance in the first place? Well, she did only say they would start a friendship. It's not like she was flirting or anything.
"Yeah, but she grabbed a girl," Rainbow mentioned. "Besides, she could float your way. You never know."
Sunset shrugged. "I don't know." Inside, she knew.
"I think it's cute that Sunny has found someone new that she likes!" Pinkie exclaimed.
Sunset blinked. "It takes more than a fake kiss to make me like her you know."
"Do you find her appealing though? Can you see yourself with her?" Pinkie asked, trying to get more out of Sunset.
Sunset sighed and shook her head. Her friends would always do this when a new 'crush' popped up. "Look, it's getting late. Let's head home and save this conversation for later. Besides, I most likely won't see her again."
"...Fine, have it your way," Rainbow gave in.
The three started to leave the party. On the drive back to the apartments, Sunset couldn't help but think of Twilight some more. If they did somehow manage to meet again, Sunset wouldn't be the type to turn her away. Afterall, it had been awhile since Sunset has been with someone or even talked with someone besides her friends.
Meanwhile, Twilight eventually caught up with her friends Rarity, Applejack, and Fluttershy. Apparently they were just about to come look for her when Twilight texted.
"Twilight thank goodness," Rarity breathed.
"We were wondering where ya went! Me and Fluttershy expected you to meet us at the buffet table after you went to the bathroom," Applejack told her.
Twilight fiddled her thumbs. "Yeah, sorry about that."
Fluttershy smiled, not knowing what else to say to their returned friend.
"What happened exactly?" Rarity asked.
Twilight grew into a frown. "Timber is here."
"What!?" came from Rarity and Applejack.
"Timber as in," Fluttershy raised her hand to the right side of her lips to block noise. "your ex boyfriend?" she whispered.
"The one and only," Twilight nodded. "I was not expecting that. At all."
"So, you talked to him?" Rarity continued to ask questions.
"More like he talked to me. Well, he tried to come up and talk to me alone. I freaked out however," Twilight sighed. "I've been doing that a lot lately," she scratched her head.
Applejack crossed her arms. "Whatcha do this time, Twi?"
"Hey! Don't look at me like that!" Twilight blurted at her.
"I don't know what it is, but you always bring out the worst in me Applejack. I guess you should take that as a compliment," Twilight said. Knowing she really never had a bad side. Mostly she said that metaphorically though. "Anyways... I pretended I was seeing someone."
Rarity gasped. "You lied!?"
"It was a spur of the moment kind of thing!" Twilight watered the fire, still using that same excuse. "That's not all. I pretended I was seeing... a girl..."
"Oh my!" Fluttershy covered her slightly pink cheeks.
"Well ah'll be! Twilight, I didn't know that was your thing!" Applejack praised.
"It isn't," Rarity pointed out for Twilight. She then looked Twilight straight in the eyes and frowned. "At least, I don't think it was. You would have told me about this, wouldn't you?"
"I would've! You're my best friend Rarity and you're right. I'm almost positive," Twilight said.
"Almost positive?" Applejack raised an eyebrow. "Twi, with you, something is either certain or not."
Twilight sighed. "I know... but what else could've have been that drew me away from Timber? It's obvious we weren't feeling anything towards each other. I know what his reason is, I'm not fond of it; it's not even a reason. He's a typical player, that's all," she shrugged. "It's just, at the beginning, he was so sweet and charming in every way. Yet, I couldn't find myself falling for him. So what else could it be?"
"Pfft! That happens in a lot of scenarios darling. You simply saw him as a friend and nothing more," Rarity explained.
Twilight shook her head not knowing what to think. "But with the girl—"
"Wait, are you saying you actually snatched up a 'date'?" Rarity asked amazed.
"To impress Timber?" added Fluttershy.
"Yes, I know it was stupid. I panicked! I didn't want it to look like I was..."
"Weak? Heartbroken? Lonely?" Applejack listed.
"Yeah," Twilight hung her head.
Rarity nodded. "Who was she?"
"Sunset," Twilight perked up a little. "She was... the most beautiful woman I've ever seen!"
"Someone's smitten, guess who," Rarity teased.
"Who is that?" Fluttershy wondered. Applejack nodded wanting to know the same thing.
"I dunno. I don't even know her last name. Like I said, It was—"
"A spur of the moment kind of thing. Yes, Twilight," Rarity finished. "I don't believe I've met anyone with that name before though. What did she look like?"
Twilight put a finger to her chin trying to remember every single detail she could about her. "She had amber skin, and her hair was a mixture of blonde and red. Like gold and rubies, or fire, or—"
"Bacon?" Applejack chuckled a bit.
"...Huh... I guess so?" Twilight partially agreed. She never thought of that. "She was wearing a teal, maybe cyan tank top with a pocket on the side and blue jeans. Uh, I think a black bra as well? Oh and ankle boots I think."
"Wow. Now I want to meet her," Rarity chirped.
"Same here," Applejack raised her hand. Fluttershy's hand went straight up as well.
"You can't," Twilight said.
"Why the heavens not?" asked Rarity, sinking her shoulders a bit.
"Um hello. I don't even know her full name. I especially don't have her phone number. Is she even in college!? I don't know a single thing about this Sunset girl," Twilight complained.
"Awe that's unfortunate. It would've been nice," Rarity replied in equal sorrow.
"What happened when ya pulled her aside?" Applejack wanted to know the rest of the story.
"She stuck up for me. I was in such a rush and she didn't even question what I was trying to do. I didn't even give her my name. She found about because Timber said it! The two of them starting talking, and apparently he said some things that ticked Sunset off. I couldn't tell at first, but it seemed as if Timber actually offended her in some way. So I managed to but in before it got any worse," Twilight shared.
Applejack spoke,"Offend her? What did he actually say?"
"It was something along the lines of, I never thought you would be so devastated without me you would decide to turn to girls. Did I leave you that messed up?" Twilight mimicked. "It hurt, but apparently it hurt her more even though she didn't even know me!"
"Oh dear!" Rarity put a hand on her chest.
"I think I understand," Fluttershy spoke, giving her first opinion. However, instead of explaining, she wanted Twilight to continue. "What happened next?"
"Then he lit my own kindle with another comment, and uh," Twilight blushed. "I kind of acted disasterly and... kissed her."
If Applejack was drinking punch, she would of spit it out at the moment. "You kissed her? Twi, that's a stranger!"
"You didn't," was all Rarity managed to say.
"I know! I know! I couldn't help myself. Timber acted like I could never date or love anybody else, ever. I had to do something! I wasn't going to go through all that and have him have the last laugh," Twilight huffed.
"W-What did Sunset do?" Fluttershy was shy to ask.
"She just stood there, letting it happen before Timber had enough and just left. I halfly apologized and then she offered me a dance as friends, but I declined. She left to head back to her friends I suppose, and that's when I realized I never got her number. I'm pretty sure she left already, and I don't think she goes to our college. If she does, I haven't seen her," Twilight finished the story.
Rarity sighed. "That's quite a story. If it's destiny, I'm pretty sure you'll run into one another again. Just you wait, Twilight."
"What if I don't want to wait?" Twilight said, which confused her friends. "It's not that she isn't nice or anything. I would love to friend Sunset, but I already declined her earlier. I don't think she would really want to see me again. Then again, I don't know if I want to see her again. It would just be... weird..."
"Well that's the start of having a crush, darling!" Rarity exclaimed. Fluttershy nodded.
"Besides, I don't think Sunset would not want to be your friend after all that," Applejack confirmed.
Twilight just rubbed her head in annoyance and bashfulness.
"IDEA!" Rarity squealed.
Twilight face planted in her hands, Fluttershy sighed, and Applejack rolled her eyes. Every time Rarity said she had an 'idea', it either lead to scheming, a bunch of drama, or a new outfit. Yes, the last one too. Rarity could be... dramatic.
The last time she went full on sleuth mode, it was last year in High School when some of the ladies hand mirrors were disappearing. Rarity wouldn't stop until she got to the bottom of it claiming that it was huge tragedy she just had to solve. Turns out, Trixie Lulamoon took them for some light show that she was debuying in her upcoming magic show.
"Rarity, thanks for the offer, but—"
Rarity hushed Twilight with her finger. "Bah ba ba. None of the negativity."
Twilight huffed. Couldn't Rarity, oh I dunno, be a little less generous?
"So, what are we doing this time Rarity?" Applejack asked. Might as well get to the point.
"Simple," she raised a finger. "We investigate! We'll find this Sunset online; I'm very good at internet searching, that will be my job. Once we do that, we'll find out what college she goes to. Twilight, that's where you will take over, since your um tech-y. Next, will be the confirmation. Applejack, you and Shy will go to meet Sunset in person. While Applejack is conversing with her, that's when Fluttershy will snap the picture and send it to Twilight."
Fluttershy opened her mouth to speak, but Rarity continued on.
"If the picture is confirmed by Twilight, we have won. Applejack and Fluttershy will give Sunset their numbers and ask her to 'hang out' with them and a couple more of their friends (me and Twilight). They'll set up the date, Applejack, Fluttershy, and me will intentionally cancel, and voilà! Twilight and Sunset are instant friends soon to be a couple."
"Woah woah woah. If anything, I'm only befriending Sunset. I didn't say anything about starting anything more," Twilight mentioned.
"Pish posh, whatever you say," Rarity replied.
"Rarity, this is stalking," Applejack pointed out.
"Also, we can't just take a picture of someone without their permission," Fluttershy said.
"So not only do I have to search every college in the state, I have to break in and find their attendance roster?" Twilight asked and adjusted her glasses. "That involves computer coding, that's not really my strong point."
"Twilight, I believe in you!" Rarity praised, setting her hands on her friends shoulders. "Are you in?"
Twilight frowned. Applejack was right, this was stalking. She didn't need to meet Sunset that badly. However, it did seem like fun. It had been awhile she she indulged in something that was actually fun for her. She put a finger on her chin and hummed. She looked over to AJ who just gave a blank expression and Shy who was shaking her head.
She came to a decision. She blinked and let her shoulders slump. "Let's do it."
Rarity jumped a little. "Yes! You'll see, it will be totally worth it Twi." Rarity led Twilight out of the party room and to the front door.
Her friends followed but Applejack and Fluttershy gave each other a look, one that screamed, what did we get ourselves into?