Twilight and Rainbow Dash had been trying their hardest to keep their eyes on Pinkie Pie and Rarity. Sadly, it was not going smoothly. It seemed like nothing would go right as the six ponies climbed the mountain. And most of the time, it was Fluttershy that was at fault.
All the troubles aside, Twilight and Rainbow had noticed that it was very rare to see the two ponies separated. Almost the entire time they were traveling up the mountain Pinkie and Rarity would be side by side. Certain times that Twilight had noticed were when Fluttershy was having trouble going over the small gap, Pinkie Pie and Rarity were the ones to grab her front hooves. Also, after the avalanche, the two ponies were together yet again. Rarity was saying something about extra accessories while Pinkie jumped up and down, happily.
Sadly, aside from the white and pink mares standing togeather, neither Twilight nor Rainbow had noticed anything too lovey-dovey about them. Still, Twilight and Rainbow Dash decided to keep going with their research, and keep on examining them.
After a long while of walking and climbing, the six mares finally made it to the top of the mountain. It was time for Twilight to give out her plan to the other five ponies.
"Rainbow Dash, you use your wings to clear the smoke." Twilight ordered. In reply, Rainbow nodded and took off into the black smoke that was above them. Then, Twilight had an idea. "Rarity and Pinkie Pie, you create a diversion to distract the dragon if things get a little hairy in there." It was not the greatest or most in depth plan ever made. But it's all Twilight could do at the moment. She figured pairing up the ponies would be another good way to see the way they interact with each other.
Once Rarity and Pinkie Pie understood their job they smiled at each other. Twilight took this as a good sign; it looked like they were very pleased that she paired them together. But, after only a moment Pinkie darted off and somehow appeared with a rubber squeaky toy chicken. She swung it around while biting it, making it squeak. Rarity had nothing to say, so she just made a confused expression and made a sign to Twilight as if to say "I have no idea what she's doing."
Twilight was just as, if not more, confused than Rarity. So she simply shrugged it off and put her attention to Applejack.
"Applejack, be ready with the apples in case he decides to attack." Applejack threw apples into the air and kicked them as they came down, making them explode onto a nearby tree. Twilight finished off her plan with her details on what she and Fluttershy were going to do. Afterward Twilight made her way into the cave.
The sun was setting, everypony had successfully gotten rid of the dragon, although, Fluttershy did most of the work in the end. After Pinkie Pie ruined Rainbow Dash's attempts at setting a new ball bouncing record, everypony had gone home, which meant it was time.
On the way down the mountain, Rainbow and Twilight had a secret meeting. They decided that they were going to have to investigate further into Pinkie and Rarity's possible love affair. Neither of the ponies felt satisfied with the amount of investigating they got in that day. So, they decided that they would have to investigate further.
Twilight sat in her library waiting for Rainbow Dash to return, she decided to pass the time by reading a book. She then heard a quiet knock on her door. She got up and walked toward the door and opened it with magic.
"Hey, Twi. Are you ready?" Rainbow Dash asked while coming in through the door. Twilight was caught off guard by Rainbow, she was expecting her to come, but she wasn't expecting her to wear what she had on. Rainbow was wearing a full body suit, it was completely black and it covered everything but her face.
"Um, Rainbow, don't you think that your outfit might be a little... Much?" Twilight said. Rainbow examined herself and then looked back at Twilight.
"No, why?" Rainbow looked like she was honestly confused by Twilight's question. "I was wondering why you weren't wearing something like this. We ARE going to be sneaking around, after all."
"Yes, we are sneaking around, but that doesn't mean we won't get caught. And if we do get caught, and we're wearing something like," Twilight raised her hoof and waved it at Rainbow's suit, "that, then we're going to look really suspicious, and we won't be able to explain why we are dressed that way."
Rainbow looked almost upset that Twilight had a good reason for her to take off the suit.
"*Sigh*, fine." Rainbow pouted, as she started to take off her suit. As she took it off, Twilight impatiently waited for her to finish. Once rainbow had gotten it off, she shook herself so that she could make her mane look, almost, normal again. Twilight, for some reason, found herself blushing at the sight of Rainbow removing her suit.
"Hey, Twilight, why's your face red?" Rainbow asked tilting her head.
"Huh? Oh, no reason." Twilight was just as confused by it as Rainbow was. Twilight slowly felt the heat in her cheacks fade. "Okay, let's go!"
Twilght and Rainbow Dash made their way out the door, and made their way towards Sugar Cube Corner.
Twilight and Rainbow Dash stood outside of Sugar Cube Corner. The first thing they noticed was that the lights in Pinkie's room were turned off.
"It's possible that she isn't home." Twilight suggested.
"Yeah, but we better double check, just to be sure," Rainbow countered. So they continued to enter Sugar Cube Corner. The bell rang as Twilight opened the door.
"Hello, welcome to Sugar Cube Corner," greeted Mrs. Cake.
"Oh! It's Pinkie's friends. Sorry, but she isn't here right now." Mrs. Cake apologized. Rainbow and Twilight looked at each other. This could mean something.
"Do you know where she is then?" Twilight asked.
"Hmm, I think she said something about a dress. She said everything so fast that I couldn't really tell what she said." Mrs. Cake said. Twilight and Rainbow Dash smiled at each other. This was definitely a good lead. Where else would Pinkie go when she mentioned a dress other than Rarity's.
"Thanks Mrs. Cake. I think we know where she is now." Twilight thanked.
"Glad to be of help." Mrs. Cake replied happily. And Twilight and Rainbow left the bakery.
"Alright! This is going to be way easier than I thought!" Rainbow yelled happily. Twilight could not help but share her excitement.
"I know, with this new lead, we know that Pinkie Pie has to be at Rarity's boutique!" With that Twilight and Rainbow Dash rushed over to Rarity's.
Here it is! The first chapter! Things are starting to get good! I promise next chapter will focus on Rarity and Pinkie Pie a lot more. I hope you enjoyed this chapter just as, if not, more than the prologue! I have to give thanks, yet again, to PonymianRhapsody! He's a wonderful editor, and has been giving me awesome pointers that will make future chapters, and fics, a lot better!