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The great Pie Die - Infinity Shade



What happends when somepony who sucks at party-planning and baking realizes it's her stallion's birthday? A story about how meaning well doesn't always end so well:P

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It started and ended with a pie...

Denial,

anger,

bargaining,

depression,

acceptance…

The five stages of waking up.

Rainbow Dash yawned. She tossed her sheets to the side and stood up groggily. She stumbled till she found herself in front of her huge mirror, and smiled, eyes shimmering with ambition.

"I’m awesome,” she snickered while flexing her nearly non-existing muscles. It annoyed her a ton. Lately she had been working her flank off, but it was so bucking hard to gain any muscles or shed some fat. Well, the perks of being a mare.

A few feet from the enormous mirror in the bedroom, she had her calendar. She stretched a little in front of the shiny mirror and then flew off and looked bored through the calendar. Nothing special, as all the days the last weeks. Suddenly her whole face lighted up like Celestia's sun on sun-celebration day.

Soarin was coming today.

Dash smiled sheepishly. Her very own coltfriend-who also happened to lead Squad Wonderbolt-was coming to see her.
She still could not believe this, and she was slightly embarrassed how…giddy and warm this thought made her. But even though she was as happy as could be, she was still curious why his visit was so random.

Dash flew down to her kitchen, which was furnished in light blue, and navy colors as the rest of the house with cloudy furniture. She was on her way to get some hay-bacon strips from the fridge but stopped herself.

Since all the hard workouts didn’t help she guessed she had to start watching what she ate a little bit more.
God, she even had a stamping card at the local Ponyville HayBurger, something she wasn’t necessarily proud of.

Yes, she liked to push her body to the limit, but usually not in a healthy way but more in a 'how-much-pizza-could-she-eat-before-she-couldn’t-move-anymore' way. The calories were adding up…

She shook her head. It was too early in the morning for all these boring egghead-thoughts.

Who was she, Twilight?!

She slammed the fridge door, and instead found two bananas and an apple. She ate quickly, washing it all down with a big glass of orange juice. But the look in her eyes could have roasted a chicken on its period. She really loved her usual hay-bacon strips.


Dash opened the door and enjoyed the view.
She shot up into the sky. She usually went for a flight around Ponyville, then had a meeting with the weather team, afterward she worked on her strength and went for a long flight again as the sun was going down.

But today she didn’t have any weather team responsibilities, so she decided to go check on her friends. After the usual workout-round around Ponyville.

She looked down while flying up and freefalling at various speeds. THIS was her destiny. Flying was her life. She filled her lungs with delicious, fresh oxygen.

Pumping her wings even harder, she shot up like an eagle. She loved this so much. Loved the feeling of freedom.
Nobody could take it away from her. Nopony could destroy the independence of flying. It was just her and her wings.


“Sup’Twi?” Twilight lost the book she was holding when the sudden squeaky voice startled her. She looked up to the window and flattened her brow.

“Wow, Rainbow Dash. I just love when you do that instead of using the door.” Twilight's voice almost drowned in sarcasm.

“Haha, I know! Cause I’m awesome!” Dash answered in her usual manner, not really getting any of the sarcasm-part.

“Shouldn’t you be getting ready for Soarin's visit?” Twilight suddenly asked.

Dash flew up and bopped Twilight on the head.
“Twilight, Twilight, Twilight…How did you know he is coming? Are you psychic, or did you just spend too much time with Pinkie lately?”

Dash laughed but her brain started working on top gears. How could Twilight know that? Conspiracy theories began falling into her brain.

Maybe Twilight was a…SPY!

No, that was just silly. Uggh, her brain didn’t even work properly without the hay-bacon!

Twilight blinked confused. ”Well it’s pretty obvious that he should be coming today…”

“And why is that so?” Dash eyed her suspiciously, but suddenly lost all interest in Twilights answer.

On Twilight's table, with a glory of light falling on it, was a giant hayburger. With extra hay.

The delicious scent got registered by her smell-receptors, they were trained up exactly for situations like this one.
Screw her diet, she could start again tomorrow. She licked her lips and did not even listen to Twilights answer.

She bent down ready to attack the burger, but the moment she leapt up in the air, Twilights magic embraced her and yanked her down.

“Oh no, Rainbow Dash! Bad pony, bad pony, that’s MY hayburger!” Twilight scolded her while giving her head a hit with a paper roll.

“But, Twiliiiiight…!” a moan raised up from Rainbows throat and her face changed into the best puppy-imitation she could make. Twilight was not the one to give in when the subject was food though.

“If you want a free meal, go to Rarity. She’ll have to share with you, unlike me.” Dash crossed her hooves and tried to double the power of the puppy-stare, but Twilight just rolled her eyes.

“Seriously Dash, shouldn’t you be preparing for Soarin's special day?” Twilight sighted.

“WELL I…Wait, what?” Dash looked up at Twilight confused, the red lights began to blink in the back of her brain and she had a feeling of having forgotten something important.

“Well… is it not his birthday today? Don’t tell me you forgot Rainbow Dash!” Twilight begged.

“Heh, I wouldn’t say forgot.” Dash smiled sheepishly. “But I just, didn’t really remember. Thanks for reminding me!
And now…Ohmigoshohmigoshohmigosh!”

Dash quickly flew out, with a humiliated expression on her face while squishing her cheeks. She wanted to hoof-palm herself. How could she have forgotten about her stallion's birthday?!

“Wait, Dash! I can help you if you want!” Twilight shouted after her.

Dash turned to Twilight “NO!” she screamed, shaking her head vigorously.
Twilight looked at her surprised.

Dashes cheeks got splashed with red. “Heh, sorry. But no thanks, I screwed up enough already, I have to do this myself. I want to be the best marefriend ever. And everything haves to be perfect…He is a Wonderbolt after all…A hot Wonderbolt,” she began talking to herself as she turned away from Twilight.

“Well, good luck…” Twilight turned away and started reading her book again while she chuckled. Rainbow Dash trying to be a good marefriend. Even holy Celestia couldn’t have known this day would come.


Rainbow Dash was frantic. This day had to be ABSOLUTELY perfect! She thought about what would make Soarin happy. Think, think, think! This was EXACTLY what to mass inside her head was supposed to be used to!
A firefly lit up over her head. “PIE!” Dash yelled out loud and picked up her speed in the direction of sweet apple acres.


None of them saw the small yellow pegasus with a pink mane who was standing just a few feet away from the house.

She didn’t want to interrupt them, but she wanted to help.

Shy was too scared to talk or let them know she was there.
“Oh, Pegasus feathers, my shyness has ruined so many opportunities for me," she cried to herself and fluttered home with her head down.


“PIE! I NEED APPLEPIE, APPLEJACK!” Dash shouted as she crashed into Applejack, making them fall in a heap on the barn floor.

“What the hay are ya doing sugarcube?!” Applejack asked while she pushed Dash off her and stood up.

“SOARIN'S BITHDAY! PIE! SOARIN! COLTFRIEND! HAY-BACON! SOARIN!” Dash shouted while she was trying to catch her breath from the quick flight.
“Well, ah’m sorry, but we are actually outta pie at the moment and…” She didn’t finish because Dash pressed her nose up Applejacks and looked at her angry.

“OUT OF PIE? NOOOOO!!! MY LIFE IS RUINED! JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE PIE! WHY DON’T YOU HAVE PIE?!” She yelled, her voice so loud it blew down Applejacks hat.

Applejack flattened her brow. “Ya know, it’s not that easy, ya can get the recipe if ya want and ya can see yerself. Plus unlike ya, Ah have responsibilities,” AJ answered calmly. “And calm down a bit, what are ya, twelve?” she joked seeing how hyper Dash was.

“Yeah, on a scale from one to ten! Because I’m awesome! So give me that recipe! Gimme, gimme, gimme!” She jumped up and down, Pinkie style, but then, realized what she was doing.

”Ehhh, please?” She blushed lightly.


“Okay, let’s bake a pie. This should be easy," Dash said to herself with a confident smile while putting on her hair-band. Of course she could bake a pie.

Determination sparkled in her eyes when she thought how happy Soarin will be when he sees this party. Party. PARTY!

Rainbow Dash threw down everything in her hooves and nearly smacked her head upon the ceiling when she realized she had forgot one of the most important parts of a party. Decorations!

How could Pinkie pull this off every day?!


“PINKIE!” Dash crashed into her pink bouncing friend at Sugarcube Corner.

“Dashie, calm down! I have the confetti, ballons, party canon and happy birthday banner ready and packed!” Pinkie bounced up and down happily.

Dash froze completely. Okay, Pinkie Pie was weird, bit SERIOUSLY?! HOW the holy Lunar plot did she know? Dash shook her head.
“I’m not even gonna ask how you knew that I needed all that…” she didn’t finish because Pinkie suddenly pulled a kitten from behind her back, bent down and held the kitten up in an offer-ceremony-style.

“Oh, silly! The great Muhorse here told me!” Pinkie yelled cheerfully while she smashed some orange frosting at the kitten’s forehead and began mumbling something about oatmeal to the cat.

Dash grabbed everything Pinkie had prepared for her and backed slowly out.

“Yeah, right…”


Finally the moment had arrived, she could start on the pie!

Dash threw down all the decorations she got from Pinkie down on the table and stretched out her hooves.” Time to make some awesome culinary magic.” She grinned.

First, flour.

AJ’s recipe didn’t have proportions, at least not ones that Dash was able to understand. She simply tossed the half pack of flour into the bowl.

Then sugar, she decided to add the whole pack of sugar.

And baking powder, ehhh….Dash decided to just add the half pack of everything else.

Half a pack of baking powder, half an apple. Half a pack of…Wait, what was baking powder really for?

It seemed pretty unnecessary, but since it was such a small pack, she just tossed in the whole thing.

Apples, eggs, apple cider vinegar…

Wait, APPLE CIDER?! She could really use something to calm her down, and her beloved apple cider seemed like a good option. How was it possible she didn’t even know she had it all this time?

She opened the bottle and poured the liquid down her throat.

But it came as quickly up again, as it went down.

That was not apple cider!

That was NOT apple cider!

Blah, she spitted it all out, her throat burning.

But it was necessary for the pie, right? She poured the rest into the bowl.

Dash was pouring in the milk when a thought struck her like lightning. She lost the milk bottle and accidentally spilled the whole bottle into the bowl.

She grimaced. Ehh…the more the better, right?

But she got distracted by the thought again. Soarin always said that he loved her the way she was herself, but he really liked when she dressed up a bit. And it was his birthday…

Dash flew out her door once again, hoping that this would be the last time, she had to get everything ready! The train would be here in two hours!

She was scared Rarity might go a little bit overboard with makeup and dressing her up, but if she said enough, Rarity would listen to her, right?.... right…? She gulped.


“Ahhhh, darling, you will look simply divine in that dress!” Rarity squealed while squishing Dash into a pink dress. The moment Dash mentioned she needed Rarity’s help, Rarity started drowning her face in makeup and made her try a thousand different way too girly outfits.

“Rarity! This. Is. Not. Cool. Enough! Don’t you have anything…I don’t know, simpler?” Dash looked at the enormous green gown she was wearing at the moment.

“Urgh, Rainbow Dash you are such a un-girly-fashion-tasted-pony!” Rarity sighted dramatically while taking off the green dress of Dash with her magic.

Rainbow flattened her brow but smirked. “Rarity, that’s not even a word!”

“But it describes you very well, darling! Okay, what if we try to brush off that bird-nest off your hair and try with a simple ponytail and a bow?” the annoyed voice indicated that Rarity had given up after all of Rainbow’s complaining.

Dash sat down again while Rarity fixed her hair and clasped on a pretty pink bow, in the same enchanting magenta color as her eyes.

Rarity had also curled her hair into bouncy cascades that reflected the light in different colors.

Rainbow looked up in the mirror. Her hair was pulled up in a ponytail with a pink bow, but it wasn’t too girly, she still looked awesome. In fact, she looked more awesome now, if that was even possible. She smirked and pulled her chest out.

“I think my job here is done for now.” Rarity smiled and walked over to one of her other projects.
“Thanks Rarity!” Dash yelled and quickly flew home.


She stopped right outside the door to her cloud house.

How could she be so forgetful today? Of all possible things, she had forgotten the most important.

What was the only reason ponies celebrate birthdays?
Presents, of course! She smacked herself mentally. She needed a present for Soarin, and she had to think quickly.

Think, Rainbow Dash, think! What will make him happy? She thought of what would make her happy if she was a stallion. Soarin was a goofy and silly pony, and he sometimes was too lovey for Rainbows taste, but his hotness weighted over that. And the cute personality of course. And his muscles…

Buck, as always she got very distracted while thinking about his well-toned physique. Her head shot up.

This gave her an idea. An awesome idea!

And all she would need would be two hoodies and some markers.


“Fluttershy! I need help!” Fluttershy slammed the door open a few seconds later, standing there with her teddybear, a blanket on her back and sleeping-beanie in baby pink on her head.

“Oh gosh, what is it Dashie? Is somepony hurt?” Her still sleepy voice cracked from worry.

“No, no. You know the skyblue hoodie you got for your bear that he hated and never used? You think I could maybe get it? Pleeeeeeease?” Dash knelt on the ground in front of Fluttershy.

The pink mare just stared.
“Rainbow. Did you wake me up just because of that?”

Dash got up and grinned. “I see Miss Kindness here is a bit grumpy! And who goes to bed at 6PM anyway?”
“Doesn't everypony do that?” Fluttershy fluttered her sleepy eyes.

“Suuuure they do Fluttershy. But you know the hoodie, and the markers you use to make banners for pet-adoption? Do you think I could get that?” Soarin will be here in less than 30 minutes, and I need a present!”

“Okay, I will get them for you, just wait here.”


“Taste the Rainbow they say,” Fluttershy grumbled to herself “but they don’t warn you about how she will mercilessly wake you up at any time.”


Rainbow got to work. Soarin would be there in just 20 minutes, and she still had to bake the pie, and decorate.

On her own hoodie, that she got from her well-filled closet, she wrote:

'That’s my goofy pie-lover', with and arrow pointing to the left.

And on the other, that was exactly Soarins size, she wrote:

'Pie', with an arrow pointing to the right.

She smirked confident, pleased with her work. She threw Soarins hoodie into a blue gift bag, that was decorated with bolts.

Now, onto the pie. First she put up the banner to get it over with, and blew up some balloons.

The pie batter seemed to be bubbling and wheezing inside the bowl. That probably meant it’s ready to be baked, Dash thought exited.

Yay, as Fluttershy would have said.

She poured the batter into a form, and placed it inside the oven, that was turned up to full heat to get the pie ready as quickly as possible. But the moment she took a step backwards, she pushed something.

Then all the terrible things started to happen.


She had accidentally activated Pinkie’s party-cannon, and the moment she turned over desperately to turn it off, it was too late.

The cannon shot her down and every single inch of her body was plastered with confetti. The blast from the cannon sent her backwards, straight into the oven.

Most of the confetti fell from her, down to the floor.

A small yelp escaped her mouth the moment she heard glass shatter and felt something sharp against her back.

The pie! Dash turned over quickly and grabbed the hot form. But…

Something was not right.

The pie was bubbling and it looked like mud on a rainy day. Dash took one step backwards, and everything happened very fast from there.

Her backleg got stuck in the thread of a balloon, and before she knew what had happened, her whole body rotated 180 degrees, leaving her hanging upside down by the leg.

However, the movement shook the pie, and suddenly… it exploded?!


Small clashes of burnt pie were everywhere in the kitchen. Dash was covered in them, and the impact from the explosion made the “Happy Birthday Soarin!” poster fall halfway down.

The whole room was a complete and utter mess. The party cannon had also blown over the bowls and cups she had used while baking the pie, and Soarin’s present bag was laying on the floor, ripped open.

The whole floor was covered in sticky confetti and splatters of pie here and there.

Dash saw movement by the door.

“Hey, Dash...” He didn’t even finish the sentence, just stared at her with wide eyes.


Dash was looking at him while hanging upside down. Soarin looked from her to the mess on the floor, to the destroyed oven, to all the ballons, and then on Dash again. His eyes landed on the malformed pie in her hooves.

Dash saw Soarins eyes flicker while he took in how much of a mess she had made. She just wanted to give him an amazing birthday, and to be a good marefriend, but look how it all ended.

Tears filled her eyes. Instead of the best, she was probably the worst marefriend in the history of Equestria. It felt like somepony had punched her abdomen the moment Soarin’s eyes landed on her again.

“Pie?” Soarin smiled.

The water in Dashes eyes flooded over and she sobbed.

“Dash? Are you alright?” Soarin hurried towards her the moment he heard her cry.

Dash closed her eyes. She was a complete failure.

What if Soarin never forgave her for totally messing up his birthday?

She felt the thread loosen from her leg and she fell right into two strong arms.

Dash buried her face in Soarin’s neck, and cried silently. He was confused about what had happened, but all he cared about was that his beloved mare was crying in his arms and needed to be cheered up.

Soarin carried Dash to her couch, and the moment he delicately putted her down, she covered her head with her hooves and continued to silently cry.

The way her small body was shaking with every sob was heartbreaking to Soarin. He had to do something, but first things first, and that was to clean her up.

“Wait here, Dashie.” He walked quickly to the kitchen and found a paper-roll.


After helping her getting most of the pie out of her hair, he settled down beside her, and folded a wing over her back. She leaned in towards him, still with wet eyes.

“Okay Dash, can you tell me what all that was?”

New water filled her eyes. “I wanted to throw you an amazing surprise party, but I totally failed. I’m a total failure! I’m so sorry Soarin!” Her crying became loud again and she buried her face in his neck.

“But why were you throwing me a surprise party?”

Dashes head shot up.

“Are you kidding me right now? It’s your birthday! I just wanted everything to be perfect, but then I don’t know what happened and…” A hoof touched her lips, preventing her from rambling more.

The tears had made her eyes big and glimmering, and she now looked up at Soarin with them, confused as never before.

Soarin removed the hoof and slowly leaned in to kiss her. But all she got was a kiss on the nose. He had a big goofy smile on his face, something that made her even more confused.

Why wasn’t he mad or sad or disappointed with her?
He probably was, on the inside.

“My birthday is next month.”


“Wait, so that is why I didn’t find anything about it in my calendar!” Dash laughed, while she dried her eyes with a hoof.
She had told Soarin about how she spent the whole day stressing about making the perfect party, but failed at everything.

“Well, even though it’s not my birthday I still appreciate all the trouble you are willing to go through just to make me happy. You are the best.” Soarin leaned in, this time for a kiss on her lips.

The kiss was everything she needed. It was so warm, so passionate and so soft, her insides just melted into a fluffy feather that tickled her like a thousand newly hatched butterflies.

She was the best. She knew that.
But hearing it from her beloved stallion made her even warmer.

She nestled her head into his neck and smelled the fresh scent of wind and sun. Soarin rested his head on top of her's.

This was a precious moment, a perfect moment, making the bond between them even stronger.


Suddenly, Soarin felt something watery under the wing he had folded over Dash. His whole body stiffened the moment he raised up his wing to see what it was.

His light blue wing was soaked with something red, and the source of this was a cut in Rainbow’s back.

“Dash, you are hurt!”

“Huh?” Dash looked at her own back. “ Oh, it must be from when I got smashed into the oven,” she explained, while laughting.

“How can you be so calm about it??? Dashie, you are litrally dying in my hooves!” Soarin panicked.
Dash flattened her brow.

“Soarin, calm down! The cut is barely visible and there are just a few drops of blood!” Rainbow laughed again.

But when Soarin saw somepony precious to him hurt, it didn’t matter how small the injury was, he HAD to help.

Quickly he swiped Dash up and placed her on his back.

“Hey!” But before she could react, they were already outside, soaring through the sky towards Twilight’s library.


After, what Soarin called it “Bandaging the wound” or as Twilight or any other normal pony would call it,“Plastering the small cut”, they flew together around in the moon kissed skies of Ponyville.

They soared through the skies, flew down, and up, and down again, playing while the wind busted their hair. But none of them cared about such superficial matters.

Soarin landed on a cloud to catch his breath, and Dash followed straight after, landing softly on the fluffy surface. She laid down and rolled onto her back.

Beside her, Soarin did the same. He rolled out his wing and stretched out his hooves towards her, pulling her into a tight hug.

Her heart fluttered, instead of making HIM an awesome day, the opposite had just happened. They stared into each other eyes for a long while.


“If you don’t kiss me soon, I’ll kiss you myself!” Dash barked challenging.

“Way to kill the mood, Dash,” Soarin laughed wholeheartedly.

But he knew better than not obey an order from Dash. He pulled her slowly in, and stretched back a few times, just playing with her.

“Not funny,” Dash growled and the same moment she pressed her lips hard towards him, ending in a passionate long kiss.

Soarin pulled back after a few seconds and stared into her beautiful deep magenta eyes, that were reflecting the milky white light of the moon.

“I love you Rainbow Dash.”

“I love you too.” Dash sighed happily, then added, “you goofball.”
Soarin laughted and tightened his grip around her.

Everything felt perfect.

They had their wings and they had each other. And that was everything they needed in life.


The moon carried on with its journey through the dark sky, watching over the two sleeping pegasi.

That was the magic of the night.

Sister sun maybe had the light and the fun, but true love was only revealed in the night, under the unique and enchanting glimmer of moonlight.

You lived by the sun, but loved by the moon.

Author's Note:

I hope this wasn't that bad:rainbowlaugh:
I have actually an idea and cover art for a sequel, but we'll see.:twilightsmile:
Hope you have a nice day, and thanks for reading!:heart:

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Comments ( 45 )

A really cute story. Keep writing! I would like to see a sequel. :twilightsmile:

5921064
Thank you so much, i will.:twilightsmile:

It has some problems, but it's an over-all good story, I like it

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Thank you!
Would you mind telling what kind of problems you noticed?:twilightsmile:

5924478 quote]the five stages of waking up. Should that have a capitals?

"I’m awesome” she snickered while flexing her nearly non-existing muscles.

I think you need a period or comma at the end of Dash's line

Suddenly her whole face lighted up like Celestias sun

Celestia's*

Soarin was coming today.

I think Soarin's name is 'Soarin'' but just a nit-pick

Her very own coltfriend who also happened to be lead squad wonderbolt was coming to see her.

Maybe you should try this instead:

Her very own coltfriend-who also happened to lead Squad Wonderbolt-was coming to see her.

or

Her very own coltfriend-who also happened to be the leader of Squad Wonderbolt-was coming to see her.

Yes, she liked to push her body to the limit, but usually not in a healthy way but more in a how-much-pizza-could-she-eat-before-she-couldn’t-move-anymore-way.

Maybe you should add : after 'a' and remove the - between 'Anymore' and 'Way'

Twilights voice almost drowned in sarcasm.

Twilight's*

“Haha, I know! Cause I’m awesome!”

Just a nit-pick. It saves time to write it that way but I'm pretty sure ''Cause' is the proper

“Shouldn’t you anyway be getting ready for Soarins visit?” Twilight suddenly asked.

Maybe you should try this instead:

“Shouldn’t you, anyway, be getting ready for Soarin's visit?” Twilight suddenly asked.

Or remove the 'anyway' completely

On Twilights table, with a glory of light falling on it, was a giant hayburger. With extra hay.

Twilight's*

“Seriously Dash, shouldn’t you be preparing for Soarins special day?” Twilight sighted.

Soarin's*

“WELL I…wait, what?”

Should 'wait' be capitalized?

How could she have forgotten about her stallions birthday?!

stallion's*

Dash turned to Twilight and shook her head vigorously while she screamed “NO!”

Perhaps:

Dash turned to Twilight “NO!” she screamed, shaking her head vigorously.

And everything haves to be perfect…he is a wonderbolt after all…a hot wonderbolt,”

Maybe:

And everything haves to be perfect…He is a Wonderbolt after all…A hot Wonderbolt,”

Infinity Shade picked up her bag with her magic. She couldn’t believe she was finally here. For the first time in her life she was out of the cold and secluded Northland. She closed her eyes and inhaled the fresh spring air. This was going to be a wonderful experience.

This mare had barely anything to do with the story... how is she necessary? I guess I shouldn't question story plans but still...

When she got closer, she saw a blue Pegasus mare with a pretty rainbow-colored mane dash out, and a lavender alicorn ran out after her saying something while smiling.

Pegasus doesn't need to have a capital

She didn’t want to interrupt them, but she knew that the lime-green pegasus who just walked inside with Twilight was from an ancient kingdom, because Twi’ had told her.

Hm. Never saw Twi with an apostrophe before

“ Oh, Pegasus feathers, my shyness has ruined so many opportunities for me," she cried to herself and fluttered home with her head down.

That space shouldn't be there, I believe

She REALLY wanted to introduce herself and ask everything about how the animals and plants were in the unknown kingdom. But she was too scared to talk or let them know she was there.

“ Oh, Pegasus feathers, my shyness has ruined so many opportunities for me," she cried to herself and fluttered home with her head down.


“PIE! I NEED APPLEPIE, APPLEJACK!” Dash shouted as she crashed into Applejack, making them fall in a heap on the barn floor.

Instead of using spaces perhaps you should use *** or ---

“SOARINS BITHDAY!PIE! SOARIN! COLTFRIEND! HAY-BACON! SOARIN!” Dash shouted while she was trying to catch her breath from the quick flight.

A few tweaks:

“SOARIN'S BITHDAY! PIE! SOARIN! COLTFRIEND! HAY-BACON! SOARIN!” Dash shouted while she was trying to catch her breath from the quick flight.

“Well, ah’m sorry, but we are actually outta pie at the moment and…” She didn’t finish because Dash pressed her nose up Applejack's and looked at her angry.

Umm... hello, if you need ingredients there's a market and they had enough time to bake a pie with AJ'S skills. Maybe instead Granny Smith was sleeping, Big Mac was out bucking apples, Apple Bloom was out with the CMC, and AJ was at the market.

“OUT OF PIE?NOOOOO!!! MY LIFE IS RUINED!JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE PIE! WHY DON’T YOU HAVE PIE?!” She yelled, her voice so loud it blew down Applejacks hat.

A few more tweaks with spaces

“OUT OF PIE? NOOOOO!!! MY LIFE IS RUINED! JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE PIE! WHY DON’T YOU HAVE PIE?!” She yelled, her voice so loud it blew down Applejacks hat.

you do know that you don't need to capitalize the words and add more than one exclamation mark for emphasis, right?

“ Are you sure you friend is going to be alright, Twilight? Maybe she needs help, she can hurt herself if she is going to prepare a whole birthday by herself…” Infinity asked while Twilight was pouring tea to her cup and her small dragon was running around and setting up cookies and food at the table in Twilights kitchen.

“ Aww, it’s sweet that you care so much, but believe me, she can do this by herself," Twilight reassured her once again. The young brown-maned mare eyed her up with worry with her eyes.

“ Well,

you can say that caring about others is a part of my special talent, no matter how tiresome it can be at times." The tea was burning her tongue but she tried to flush down the worry.

All of these have unnecessary spaces

Okay, Pinkie Pie was weird, bit SERIOUSLY?! HOW the holy lunar plot did she know?

Lunar might need a capital, but I'm not completely sure...

“ I’m not even gonna ask how you knew that I needed all that…”

Extra space

something about outmeal to the cat.

oatmeal*

“ Yeah, right…”

Another extra space

” Time to make some awesome culinary magic.” She grinned.

Extra space

wait,what was baking powder really for?

Needs a pace after the comma and perhaps wait should have a capital

Soaring always said that he loved her

Soarin*

Rarity would listen to her, right?.... right…?

Second 'right' needs a capital

Rarity whined while squishing Dash into a pink dress

Why would she whine? As far as we know Dash never said anything and what Rarity said sounded more like a compliment.

“Urgh, Rainbow Dash you are such a ungirlyfashiontasted-pony!”

Perhaps 'un-girly-fashion-tasted-pony' instead

Dash

You call Rainbow 'Dash' a lot

“I think my job here is done for now.” Rarity smiled and walked over to one of her other projects. “Thanks Rarity!” Dash yelled and quickly flew home.

I would suggest

“I think my job here is done for now.” Rarity smiled and walked over to one of her other projects.
“Thanks Rarity!” Dash yelled and quickly flew home.

That’s my goofy pie-lover, with and arrow pointing to the left.
And on the other, that was exactly Soarins size, she wrote:
Pie, with an arrow pointing to the right.

Perhaps you should add these around 'That's my goofy pie lover' and 'Pie'

“ HEY DASHiie…”

Doesn't need the extra space and perhaps you should have said 'Hey, Dash-''

“ My birthday is next month.”

There's an extra space

“Dash, you are hurted!”

hurt* unless he's being goofy.

“I love you too.” Dash sighted happily, then added “you goofball.”

Sighed* needs a comma after 'added'

You also have a lot of spacing between lines that isn't necessary but some people do like it that way instead

5927974
You are simply splendid!:raritystarry:
Thank you so much! I will fix these up right away.
Thanks again, i really appreciate the help!:twilightsmile::heart:

5927974
I read your comment through just now, and I just wanted to say why i had the OC in the story: In this story it seems she is completely unneccesary, but her special talent will be very necessary in the sequel, and i found no other character who fitted in.
So you are completely right, but i figured it would be much better to introduce her in this story, because the sequel will have much more action, so it could get confusing.:twilightsmile:

5928188 Okay.
And you're welcome.
Oh, and I think you may have used names and pronouns a bit too much instead description like 'the blue pegasus sighed tiredly'

5928188 The great Pie Die
Not Day?

5929906
Great pointed out, but no, t's supposed to be a joke.You know, cause the pie "died"? :rainbowlaugh:
Honestly, my method for choosing titles is just using what feels right, not that it always makes sense.:twilightblush:

5931034 True. I thought it might be the reason. I just wanted to make sure.

5931312 yeah, thanks.:twilightsmile:
But I think i'm going to follow your advice and drop the OC, you are completely right, it does make no sense to have her here

5932248 Good for you. I see you've taken my advice on the errors...
I found a few more problems since I started to re-read it a little:

''Shouldn’t you be getting ready for Soarins visit?” Twilight suddenly asked.

Soarin's*

Twiligh, Twilight, Twilight…How did you know he is coming? Are you psychic, or did you just spend too much time with Pinkie lately?”

Missed the last T

5932293
Thank you, I'll fix them up right away!:twilightsmile:

Lovely short, I'll have to check out the rest,:rainbowkiss:

Great story, warms my heart:twilightsmile:.

5994567 I'm very happy to hear that!:pinkiehappy:

This is actually a pretty well done story. I sure wasn't expecting this. I was just doing a mandatory check out of your stuff after your follow and with this being your first and so far only story I didn't expect too much.
So yeah, count me impressed. :twilightsmile:
You should do something about the description though, while it is not offsetting it does also nothing to distinguish your story and actually raise interest.

6049363 Thank you very much!:twilightsmile: I wouldn't honestly say this is my best work, but I just wanted to get done with the first one.:rainbowlaugh:

And thank you for the advice, though I'm really bad at coming up with descriptions....Do you have any suggestions?:twilightsheepish:

6050857 Thanks, and thank you for the fave!:twilightsmile:

6050805

Soarin is coming to visit Rainbow Dash, but why is his visit so random?

Dash tries to fix the fact she forgot what a special day it is, by trying to throw a party by herself.:rainbowdetermined2:

This haves to end up in a disaster...

This is a light-hearted and cozy story, with delicate romance parts at the end.

The problem with this part is mainly it's unoriginality. It's not bad itself, but if you take a look at all romantic and comedic oneshots and you will find thousands like it. Most of them are also written worse than this is, so it doesn't really help to get anybody interested in the story.

This is my entry for Harmonic Brushs SoarinDash contest.

This is okay

This is also a prequel to my next story, if this one doesn't end up as a disaster, so some parts will make more sense then.:twilightsmile:

This sounds like an apology. Never ever apologize to your readers before you give them your story. It will just leave a bad taste and push readers away from your story. If anywhere, put this in the authors notes at the end of your chapter.
There is also the fact that what you apologize for is not necessary, because your story wasn't confusing. The only thing I'm wondering about is why Twilight gave Rainbow the wrong date.

(This is in fact one of the few minor criticism's I have about your story itself. I don't mind you leaving that question open, but it would have been nice to have Rainbow acknowledge at least in a sentence that Twilight lied to her.)

However, that is not enough to call it confusing.

As you maybe see, this is my first story on here, so constructive criticism is highly appreciated:scootangel:

Like the sequel announcement, put this in your authors notes. For a longer story it might be (barely) okay, but for a oneshot the main thing your description should be is short and spicy. This puts unnecessary length to it.

6050989 (I'm sorry for very late answer to this!:facehoof:)
But thank you so much!:pinkiehappy: I'll change it when I have time, thanks for the advices!:twilightsmile:

That was quite a nice read. I think the fact that you're from Norway definitely left its presence on these piece when it comes to some of the sentences. However, that wasn't a hindrance. You entertained me with this story. It was fun to see Dash utterly lose it over this birthday fiasco - and equally humorous to see Soarin go crazy chivalrous in return. I see a lot of other folks have left comments about things that need touching up, so I'll refrain from doing so again. Honestly, you did a great job here. :)

6206874 Thank you!:pinkiehappy:
Personally I think this story sucked, I wrote it back when I didn't know a thing about writing, but thank you for the kind words!:twilightsmile:

6207092 There's always something to be learned. :P

Well. I got a kick out of that.

I honestly had a strong feeling it wouldn`t be his birthday , I knew it!

But the look in her eyes could have roasted a chicken on its period.

..
what?

Could use some minor flow touch ups, but ither than that was a nice, quick, romantic short.
have a favorite.

7098354 Thanks, but this story is ancient!:rainbowlaugh:

7098386 XP
ya only have four. How coul....
wait, nevermind.

7098392 I may have only four published, but I have written a TON since then XD

“My birthday is next month.”

STUPID TWILIGHT

TO CUTE TO HANDLE

Love how you implied that, despite all the working out and training she does, Dash can never have muscles simply because she's a mare.

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