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Soarin proves himself completely hopeless at this thing one might call romance if not for his failure at it, as he tries to woo Rainbow Dash while his fellow Wonderbolts take endless enjoyment from his floundering. Just how is a "decently" aged, pie obsessed, goofball supposed to ask a mare out anyways? Especially when that mare is a young star in her prime, which he is most certainly not?

None of this is obviously helped by the fact that Rainbow is a prankster and troll, something that the lovestruck Soarin is, well, too lovestruck to notice or care about.

Pairing: SoarinDash
By: Thunderscourge
Cover Art By: Rebron-y

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 245 )

Totally loving the story, babe! Keep up the great work! :heart:

Amazing. I think you really presented a very good point of view analysis of Soarin as a character and how approaching a relationship with Rainbow would be like. I find it interesting you went with an older Soarin than most fics, but kept his naivete and goofiness. Not a complaint just an observation. The main felling of this is fic speed, the stream of conscious in first person add with the time skips gives the story a very quick pace in keeping that our characters are speedy fliers. I do hope that in future we get some moments to slow down a bit like in the end but good use of word choice and scene construction in emulating acceleration. over all good work and look forward to more.

Somepony just won a possible crap load of cash. *cough cough fleetfoot cough cough*

Also, good job on the Soarin POV. It was really interesting.

my god :pinkiegasp: so good:twilightsmile:


I have a feeling that Rainbow is going to prank Soarin because the date was all a joke and a set up, but I hope not.

I actually liked this quite a bit. Good show; I'll be waiting for act two.

He certainly did eat her pie. Unfortunately they forgot any 'cream' with it. *badum tss* :derpytongue2:

Yes it's much too soon, but I had to get it there. Sue me :twilightsheepish:

This is definitely the kind of story that gives SoarinDash the best appeal! Do keep it up! :rainbowdetermined2::rainbowkiss::rainbowwild:

Nice job ending up in the popular stories list dude :rainbowwild:

EDIT: I like this.... I'm going to pretend the is the extended version of meet the family

EDIT 2: i.imgur.com/DXp3V3S.png?1?6534

Great fic!! :)
I really like how you describe Soarin's personality n.n

Hope to see more in the future.....

........ Guess whose back~ :ajsmug:

Hehe- Hope you didn't miss me~

You had me at:

“Go have some cherry pie.”

Brilliant :rainbowlaugh:

I'm glad you ended this on a happy note. Else I'd have not read the new chapter just to spite you :rainbowkiss:

Definitely gonna watch this for later. I like reading multiple chapters at one time.

4544111 Thank you very much! When I took to writing Soarin for this story, I analyzed his appearances in the show so I could best capture his personality! He's shown to be nice, polite, a bit goofy, distracted by the sexy, and loves pie. I think I hit on all of those here, and so I think I captured his essence well! Taking that and working with Rainbow's own unique personality was quite interesting as well, and tada, story!

Soarin is older here because of how in the IDW comics he is a year younger than Shining Armor, who is a good decade or so older than Twilight (roughly), and I personally see Rainbow as being younger than Twilight. So Thus the age gap. If Twilight is hypothetically 20-22, Rainbow might be 18-20 in my eyes. That would make Shining Armor 30-32, and Soarin 29-31 then. So Soarin's just older because of that logic. Nothing wrong with other stories making him younger, but his eyes makes me think of somepony getting a bit old and tired.

Glad you enjoyed, and I hope you enjoy the story from Rainbow's side of things when I finish that next part! :scootangel:

4544281 Hehe, pretty much :rainbowlaugh: Good ol' Fleetfoot.

4544284 Thanks! I worked hard on feeling out a good Soarin personality, and I'm happy with the end result! :rainbowkiss:

4544701 Nope :rainbowlaugh: I'm not an asshole like that. She already expended her cruel prank privileges for the story even if she didn't think she was doing anything wrong at first :twilightsheepish:

4545184 Well act two will be Rainbow's side of things, which is sure to be fun. Might even be out tomorrow if I get enough done on it tonight! :rainbowkiss:

4545577 Unlike the (mostly) rated G "Meet the Family", I won't actually confirm or deny whether or not Soarin eats her pie here :rainbowlaugh: You see, I already had him staring at her ass the whole story and whose to say he didn't look a bit lower... :trollestia: Then you got the whole fact he was glad he was on top of a cloud...I wonder what that possibly could mean :trollestia:

Rainbow, for her part, was little better and seemed to be actively teasing him a bit. :rainbowlaugh:

I will be doing another part on Rainbow's side of this all, and I look forward to finishing it in the near future! :twilightsmile:

4545690 Why thank you for catching that. I am glad that despite some people downvoting without ever reading the story that I managed to at least get on the popular stories list :twilightsmile:

And this isn't in-canon with Meet the Family, since I have a backstory I will be piecing together for that told as a story within the story. It'll be a late chapter though, and hold SOME similar elements to this, so you might as well keep this as a placeholder :rainbowlaugh:

Thanks for the image by the way :twilightsmile:

4545784 More will come in the future, quite possibly the near future! Next bit will be Rainbow's side of things, which is sure to be fun! :rainbowkiss::heart:

I'm happy you liked Soarin's personality here! Anything in particular you enjoy about it? The more I know, the more I can write him that way :scootangel:

4546245 I was actually just drafting a message to send you and check in on you. Glad to hear from you again!

...you got a lot to catch up on though. Go and review "We Remember Everything", since you've missed like 10 to 14-ish chapters! :rainbowkiss::twilightsmile::rainbowlaugh:

4546441 Best pie he's ever had :trollestia:

Glad you liked that bit. It was a spur of the moment addition I made when I realized I was having Fleetfoot come off like a bit of a pervert and thought "Why not have some fun with this?"

I don't do sad endings. You should know that already :twilightsmile: Sometimes a happy ending must be earned, but I don't deal in non-happy endings.

4546865 Well another chapter will be out possibly tomorrow night, so maybe you'll enjoy it then? :twilightsmile:

4546999 I look forward to reading in the near future! :pinkiehappy:

4547033 hehe well I think it's cute when he's nervous and his goofiness..... And I'm looking forward to read Rainbow's pov =D

“So, who else is showing some promise? That Thunderlane is decent too I guess. Nice stallion, not too bright. Good with the kids.”

I like the Edna reference. :twilightsmile:

4547017 No worries :) and personally I dont mind if it is not cannon to meet the family aslong as there is fluff in it haha:rainbowlaugh:


I'm willing to bet it was :rainbowlaugh:

I kind like Fleetfoot for that. She shares my sense of humor :trollestia:

You may not do happy endings, but that doesn't mean I can't expect the unexpected every once in a while :rainbowlaugh:
Else, I'd get caught off guard!


Now Now then! You didn't. Honestly think you could get rid of me THAT easily... didja?~ hehe. All in due time my friend- all in due time. (Meaning tomorrow since it's. Currently 3 am.)

4549210 Too bad Rainbow can't give him cherry pie anymore. He'll have to just accept regular old pie from now on :trollestia::rainbowlaugh:

Given the show's complete demonstration of how much of a jerkass Fleetfoot can be, I decided to throw her a bone and make her not as deserving of hate. :twilightsheepish:

Soarin's not bitter about the trials, remember. Not at all! :fluttershysad:

You mean that I may not do SAD endings, dumb dumb :rainbowwild: And no, I am a romantic at heart. I won't settle for anything less than a bittersweet ending, and even then the sweet should outweigh the bitter by a good margin. :rainbowkiss:

4549247 To answer your question, yes. Yes I did :twilightsmile:

Glad you're back though. Looking forward to actually hearing your thoughts on the chapters, as well as this actual story :rainbowkiss:


Eh. He'd enjoy it whether cherry or regular :rainbowlaugh:

The show seems to be confused. They made Fleetfoot an ass, Spitfire an occasional ass and Soarin a nice guy. They haven't made him be an ass.

Well of course he's not bitter, he had some sweet pie to make up for the bitterness :trollestia:
Eh, I suppose you make a fair point. I can't expect anything too sad from you :rainbowlaugh:
I guess that's a good thing. If it were me, I'd leave people depressed as much as I could :trollestia::rainbowlaugh:

4549805 Regular would be more comfortable for Rainbow anyways. But, knowing her, she's gonna start throwing special tricks in. :rainbowlaugh:

And we can only hope Rainbow doesn't start baking in the oven :rainbowlaugh::twilightsheepish:

I don't think they are going to make Soarin an ass, on the grounds that he has been nice every time thus far and doesn't have any existing character traits that they can make him evil over :rainbowlaugh: So they would have to add something to him to make him mean, which I don't see them likely doing.

Rainbow has paid him back whatever negative karma she had by giving him her pie :twilightsmile: She was involved with the whole replacing him, even if she didn't go along with it in the end :twilightsheepish:

You can expect sad stuff along the way, but never as an ending. That goes for everything I write and everything I will write pretty much, since i only write stuff I like to some degree :twilightsheepish::rainbowlaugh:


She's definitely gonna be throwing tricks in. Might give Soarin more of a work out than actually working out :rainbowlaugh:

Well, if she wants to start bakin, she's gonna start bakin' :rainbowwild:

I wouldn't put it past them. They don't care whose personality they destroy as long as that horrible pony teaches one of the main characters something. I know it's unlikely, but I don't put it past them.

The gods are pleased by her pie offering, she's off the hook. That is, until the next time she's a hard head :rainbowwild:

I can deal with that.

4549853 Haha, let's just hope he continues eating her pie in a more private setting. Don't want the whole base to hear Rainbow, since she undoubtedly would be most enthusiastic about her pie being eaten.

Soarin's new workout: flying and eating pie simultaneously. Pretty sure Rainbow would force him to do that at some point :rainbowlaugh:

But if Rainbow starts baking she won't be as good at flying and have to spend time doing that instead of being a Wonderbolt :twilightsheepish:

And you are right. The writers have a tendency to force a message across at the cost of a story or a character at times...the reason why I don't like the episode Maude Pie.

There'll always be another time for Rainbow being a hard head, that's for sure. And Soarin will graciously accept pie as repayment for them :rainbowlaugh:

And you better deal with that because that's what you're getting :rainbowlaugh:


She'd be positively ecstatic. Although, it would be hilarious to see what Fleetfoot or Spitfire would say to him after one such pie session where Rainbow got just a little too loud :rainbowlaugh:

I honestly, do not doubt that :rainbowderp:

Fair point. Maybe after she becomes a Wonderbolt :rainbowwild:

Yeah that episode was meh. I kinda liked Maud but otherwise that was just... Meh.

He must be insanely happy at that.

I know! It's perfect! :rainbowlaugh:

4549972 Ecstatic doesn't even do it justice :rainbowlaugh: And I would doubt Soarin would consent to eating Rainbow's pie on base...but she might be able to convince him on the whole kink/thrill side of things.

Hmmm...I'm not sure how Fleetfoot and Spitfire would exactly react to overhearing Rainbow :trixieshiftright:

People think ice skating is sexual, try doing it naked in the sky :rainbowlaugh:

After she becomes a Wonderbolt? So you mean "Yay, I finally accomplished my life long dream! Now time to stop flying for a few months!" :trollestia:

Soarin is normally happy, but Rainbow's great pie makes him feel even better :twilightsmile:


She can be quite convincing when she really wants to be :rainbowlaugh:

Well as long as it's after hours, I don't think they'd bother too much :trollestia:

That ought to be tough :rainbowlaugh:
Should your wings choose to freeze up during, you're screwed! And not in the fun way!

Well of course :rainbowwild:
She achieved her dream, so it doesn't matter!

Yeap. Even the thought brightens his day! :rainbowlaugh:

4550357 To be honest, in order for her to convince Soarin about almost anything all she would need to do is stand in front of him and prepare to take off again. Like watching yoga practice, except that she'd be purposefully putting on a show :rainbowlaugh:

No, I meant what they'd say to Soarin the day after and what they'd say to Rainbow when each runs into her separately :rainbowlaugh::twilightsheepish:

Tough and dangerous, exactly why Rainbow'd want to do it :rainbowlaugh: Next best thing for her would likely be on a cloud of some sort, as they must feel so fluffy :rainbowkiss:

:facehoof: Accomplishing the dream and then doing nothing with it would defeat its own purpose.

And makes him glad he is conveniently laying on top of a cloud where no-one can see his body. :trollestia:


That's true :rainbowlaugh: Wonder how much she'll abuse her hold over him like that...

Oh okay :rainbowlaugh:
Should be interesting to say the least.

They look fluffy as hell so I'd think they are extremely comfortable for sleeping and other bed related activities. :trollestia:

Well I didn't say immediately after :rainbowlaugh:

You're forgetting about possible pegasi flying overhead :rainbowlaugh:
Unless he has the state of mind to not lie on his back

4550461 Well, if it gets TOO bad Soarin will stand up for himself. It'll take a lot to get to that point though, I must say, and it'll take a lot of energy for him to even stand up straight. :rainbowlaugh::trollestia:

Yeah...I'm thinking about the possible encounters with great interest :rainbowlaugh:

I think the "other bed related activities" will be where they are getting their most use from here :twilightsmile:

Okay, good. Not immediately after :yay:

No, in the scene he mentions he is glad he's on a cloud he has his stomach on the cloud and back to the air. Nopony doing a flyby can see anything :rainbowlaugh:


Oh he'll be standing up for himself, alright :rainbowlaugh: But I suppose she won't take it too far. She'll know when to lay off :rainbowwild:

They're absolutely brilliant outcomes that could happen. Spitfire calling him to her office and making him crap himself by being all silent and seemingly furious then laughing her guts out or question him. Then Fleetfoot catches him after some flight practice and makes him turn as red as a ripe tomato. :trollestia:

Most likely :rainbowlaugh:

Obviously not immediately, I mean come on. Who wants to achieve their dream then immediately move on to other things? :rainbowlaugh:

What if that could is a little too thin to cover his excitement? What if a pony on the ground were to look up?
He might not even realize it :trollestia:

good story when is the next chapter :twilightsmile::raritywink:

4550510 At any given point in time at least a part of him will be standing up, though whether it is standing up for himself or for Rainbow depends on the part. :trollestia::rainbowlaugh: And I could see Rainbow letting his complete devotion and attraction go to her notoriously big head. I mean, after all, in her eyes she is THE Rainbow Dash. :rainbowlaugh::rainbowkiss:

Haha, and what do you think those two would put Rainbow through in comparison? :rainbowlaugh:

Soarin's certainly not getting any younger though, so to maximize family years they might have to start before it's exactly opportune :trollestia:

The innocent characters are always the biggest it seems, but I doubt Soarin could poke through a few feet of clouds :twilightsheepish:

Case and point.

4550526 Probably tomorrow :twilightsmile: Possibly tonight, but not likely.


Well if anything, she always makes up for her faults when she can. If she manipulates him too much, she'll just offer or do something to make it up. Even if she doesn't quite want to :rainbowlaugh: He might get a very nicely polished sword, in that case :rainbowwild::trollestia:

OHh I honestly don't know :rainbowlaugh: Perhaps a similar treatment except with maybe Spitfire giving her a warning that she shouldn't let her relationship get to her head and to continue working hard, followed by a mild threat said in such a way Rainbow isn't sure whether she's joking or not :rainbowlaugh:

Eh, he has time. He's pretty fit :rainbowlaugh:

That's oddly true. What's it with these innocent characters and having giant sizes I mean, come on :rainbowlaugh:

I really, really should finally start watching Game of Thrones :rainbowlaugh:

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