• Published 8th Jun 2015
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Life, With Style - Friggin Jake

Rarity and Rainbow Dash's life together as a couple one moment at a time.

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Rarity and Rainbow Dash's Next Step

Rainbow Dash loved work, she really did... that is, on days when work took about ten, fifteen minutes to do at maximum. Usually, work was like that: all she had to do was move some clouds and she was done. However, when the seasons began to transition, that’s when the paperwork started to come in. As head of the weather team for Ponyville, Dash actually had to come into the office to fill out forms and spreadsheets planning out the following season’s cloud patterns. None of this pencil-pushing and number-munching really became second nature, and most of her time was spent essentially relearning everything. During the worst seasonal transitions, Rainbow Dash could spend Monday to Wednesday cooped up in the office from noon until four or even five o’clock.

Needless to say, it was living hell.

When she finally escaped the office at four-thirty on Wednesday, her body was taken to the mental and physical edge. After catching an emergency six-hour power nap under her favorite apple tree, Dash decided it was time to get a good night’s sleep. Flying up to her house being too daunting, she opted instead to make herself at home at Rarity’s.

“Ugh,” Dash grumbled as she crawled from Rarity’s bathroom to her bed. “If I never see that office again, it’ll be too soon.”

Rarity hummed noncommittally as she continued skimming through her romance novel.

Finally getting into bed next to her, Dash sighed and turned off the light on her side and turned to the wall. “Thanks for letting me crash here, Rarity” she mumbled.”

“Oh, anytime, Dash” Rarity replied, leaning over and planting a kiss on Dash’s head. “Have a good night, darling.”

“You too.”

Just before Dash was about to drift into unconsciousness, she heard Rarity let out a snort.


“You know, it just occurred to me... this is the first night we’ve ever gone to bed together without... well...”

“Taking out the garbage? I can do that tomorrow.”

“No, Dash, I mean–”

“Turning the stove off? If the stove’s on, can you take care of that? I’m really tired.”

“The stove is off, Dash, what I’m saying is–”

“Did you not brush your teeth? Brush your teeth if you haven’t, that’s really gross if you–”

“Dash, we’re not having sex.”

Dash’s eyes shot open. “Woah!” She turned to Rarity. “Raunchy, much?”

Rarity’s eyebrow quirked. “Excuse me?” She asked as she slammed her book shut and put it to the side. “That is hardly raunchy, especially compared to what comes out of your filthy mouth.”

“Yeah, but when I talk about banging ‘n stuff, it’s funny. When you do it, it’s... I dunno, wrong.”

Rarity rolled her eyes. “Well, I see no use in arguing with your absurd double standards, and I don’t care if you think it’s ‘wrong’ I talk however I want to talk. We’re not having sex, and that’s unprecedented for us.”

There was a brief silence before Dash’s eyes shot open again. “Wait, what?!”

“Heavens, it’s like going in circles with you.”

“Are you being completely serious right now?”

“Thinking about it... yes. Every other time you’ve come over to stay the night, we’ve had–”

“Hey, hey. What did I say?”

Rarity sighed and rolled her eyes. “Consummated.”

Dash nodded. “Better.”

“Yes. Anyway, we’ve always just fallen asleep fairly quickly in the afterglow. I daresay, this is the longest amount of time we’ve spent in this bed just... talking.”

Dash pondered this before looking into Rarity’s eyes. “You know, you’re right, Rare.” She scooted away from her. “I’m kind of freaking out here.”

Rarity snorted. “Are you serious?”

“Well, yeah, I mean, I’ve never done this with another pony before.”

“With another... you mean to tell me that you’ve never slept with another pony without sleeping with them? Surely, you jest.”

“No, I’m serious. Name any girlfriend, boyfriend, or whatever’s in between that I’ve had, and I’ll tell you, in graphic, disgusting detail, about what we did under the sheets, but none of it is going to involve just laying in a bed just... you know, talking.”

“I’ll thank you to spare me your past dalliances, but really, Dash, this isn’t anything to be freaked out over. We’re just talking.”

“Yeah, but,” she turned on her back and stared at the ceiling. “What we’re doing right now is what serious couples do.”

Rarity grimaced. “Oh, and we’re not serious, to you?”

Dash waved her hooves. “No, no, that’s not what I mean. We’re totally serious, it’s just... I’ve never gotten to that point before.”

“Oh, come on, Dash, surely you’ve had what we would call a serious relationship before.”

Dash rapidly shook her head. “Nope. Just banging. Lots of banging.”

Rarity stuck her out her tongue. “Raunchy, much?”

Dash smirked. “Hey, like I said, it’s funny when I say it.”

Rarity chuckled. “Keep telling yourself that, darling.”

“Look, the point is, I’ve never gotten to this point emotionally with somepony before you, and it’s all still so new to me, but at the same time, it’s really cool and stuff.”

Rarity turned slowly. “What are you saying, Dash?”

Dash flipped to her side and looked into her eyes. “I mean, I love you. Y’know?”

Rarity’s eyes gleamed as her lips made a quiver. “I know exactly.”

The two leaned in for a kiss that lasted a good long while. Rarity lied down on her side and brought herself closer to Dash until their faces were barely apart.

“I love you too,” she whispered.

Dash smirked again. “Score.”

Rarity giggled. “Okay, I’ll admit, you are funny sometimes.”

“Damn straight.”

“Now then, I’ll let you get back to sleep, I was in the middle of a really good chapter.” She planted another kiss on Dash’s cheek. “Goodnight, Rainbow Dash. I love you.”

“Love you too. G’night.” Dash turned back to face the wall and rested her eyes for a while. As tired as she was, though, she was having trouble getting to sleep. Looking behind her, she saw that Rarity was still reading her book. Curious, Dash turned back to her side.

“So, uh, what’re you reading there, anyway?” She asked, sliding in closer.

“Oh, well, it’s one of those young adult romances that are all the rage, these days. These teenagers live in a post-apocalyptic Equestria where Celestia and Luna have been replaced by a brutal, democratically-elected regime.”

“Pfft. Democracy,” Dash scoffed. “It’ll never catch on.”

“Quite, but this is what teenagers like to worry about. Anyway, they scrounge for food by day, and by night, talk about their feelings and get to know each other. It’s a coming-of-age story that looks into what it really means to become an adult in an uncaring world. Also, there’s vampires, fights to the death, and just a smidge of BDSM.”

Dash wrapped her wing around Rarity and brought her close. “Are the vampires the ones doing the BDSM?”

Rarity smiled at the warmth and snuggled closer to her lover. “Well, I’m only halfway through, but so far, no.”

“Figures. These artsy-fartsy types never write anything good.”

Rarity giggled. “No, I suppose not.”

Dash sighed. “So... this is what it’s like to be a serious couple?”

“Darling, what’s changed, really?”

Dash shrugged. “Not much, I guess, but still, the mentality’s now all different for me now.”

“Just try not to think too hard about it, Dash. We’re still the same ponies as we ever were. We just now acknowledge something... deeper.”
“Yeah, I feel ya. So we just... keep living life?”

Rarity nodded. “Keep living life.”

Dash smiled. “Cool.”