Working Up the Courage

by Rainbow FlutterDash

Epilogue: Thanks!

Applejack trotted down towards Rainbow's house, whistling happily as she went. She waved energetically at any pony who passed by, probably freaking them out a bit.

"Rainbow! Rainbow Dash!"

Rainbow's head popped out of her house. "Oh hey Applejack! How'd it go? Uh... you are not mad at me are you?"

"Not at all partner!" said Applejack. "I got her!"

"Whoohoo!" Rainbo zipped out of the house and landed in front of Applejack. "So, tell me all about it! How'd you break it to her? How did she react?" She grinned eagerly and pressed her face up against Applejack's.

"Well, I knelt before her and professed... hang on a second... why are you interested?!"

"Uh... because..." Rainbow scratched her head, "I want to know if my plan worked!"

"Well it did... I just wanted to say thank you Dash, I would never have done it without you."


They hugged, but as soon as they let got, Rainbow was in her face again. "So.... would you say that you did it the best that you could... or would there have been a better way to do it... especially if the pony was more... timid?"

"What in the hay kind of question is that?"

"Uh... nothing?"

Applejack shook her head. "All it took was guts, and thanks to you, I got 'em. I hate to admit it, but you're a much, much braver pony then I."



"Well actually..." Rainbow avoided eye contact, and suddenly Applejack understood.

"You... you have a crush on somepony..." then Applejack realized something worse. "And you... you... used me! You used me to as a test dummy!"

"No! No way!" Rainbow flew up to a safe distance.

Applejack glared at her.

"Well, okay, maybe a tiny-winy little bit... But I did really want you to succeed! I was rooting for you mate!"

"Rainbow! Get down here this instance!"

"Uh... I would... but I have a timid yellow Pegasus to confess love to... Gotta go, thanks!"