• Published 28th Jun 2016
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The Awkward Wedding - Addictive Reads



Rainbow Dash has been invited to Pinkie Pie's wedding. But Pinkie requests everypony who attends her wedding bring along a partner of their opposite gender, and whoever catches the flowers must kiss their partner. Rainbow isn't comfortable with it.

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The Awkward Wedding (Part 2)

One month had passed. This day was the day of Pinkie Pie's wedding. Rainbow Dash sighed. She reluctantly wore the dress that Rarity had made for her. She thought it was too feminine and fancy, but Rarity simply stated the dress was meant to be worn in a wedding, so therefore had to be "too feminine and fancy". Also, Rainbow had not told any of her friends that she found a stallion, for some reason. The dress was overall white and silky, with gold trimmings added to the sides. It came along with a matching pair of golden shoes, a lightning bolt hair clip and a bracelet that Rarity gave her. Rainbow wore them on. She frustratingly combed her messy mane and tidied it down a fair little bit.

After glancing at herself in the mirror while rushing out of the house, Rainbow Dash flew to the town hall of Ponyville, where Pinkie's wedding was held. She was greeted by her group of friends as they waited at the entrance-minus Pinkie Pie.

"Rainbow, darling! Look at your face! Not a single drop of makeup!" Rarity exclaimed, gasping at Rainbow Dash with a horrified look. Rainbow looked around. All her friends had heavy makeup. She also noticed that their stallions of choice were also waiting with them. "Anyway, where's your stallion?" Twilight Sparkle questioned, "Or, did you even find one?" She had a worried look on her face. Rarity started applying light makeup for Rainbow Dash, the pegasus who wanted to pull away. Rainbow Dash was about to reply when Flash Sentry, Twilight's coltfriend, waved to a certain stallion flying closer to the group,

"Soarin! You're here! Who's your mare?"

Soarin looked towards the owner of the voice and waved back. "Flash! She's Rainbow Dash, have you seen her?" Soarin asked. "Ooh, your marefriend is Rainbow Dash? She right here," Flash pointed at Rainbow, who had just finished the "makeup treatment". "She's not my marefriend. We're just best buds," Soarin blushed in embarrassment. "Hi Soarin," Rainbow waved. Soarin gasped. She was looking so...nice. "Hi Rainbow. You're looking nice. Wonder how much trouble you got through to achieve this look?" He snickered. Rainbow Dash rolled her eyes and blew her mane.

Soarin was wearing a grey tuxedo, matched with a white vest and grey tie. He looked rather dashing, she must say. "Can't say you look terrible," Rainbow Dash shot back. Soarin huffed. After Rainbow Dash introduced Soarin to her friends and their coltfriends, and them to Soarin, They went into the room where the wedding was hosted at.

"...the groom may kiss the bride," Princess Celestia finished. Cheese Sandwich swung Pinkie Pie around and kissed her. The newlywed couple let go a moment later. The marriage ceremony was over. Everypony at the wedding cheered and whistled loudly. Cheese Sandwich and Pinkie Pie gazed dreamily at each other. Now it was time for the dinner session.

Rainbow Dash and Soarin went to the large buffet table. "Wow. Pinkie's and Cheese's wedding is no short of food," Soarin commented as he made his way to an apple pie with Rainbow. "Well, they're one of the best party planners in Equestria. Their wedding has to be epic, right?" Rainbow Dash smirked. She grabbed a flower salad and Soarin grabbed an apple pie. They returned to their table with Rainbow's friends and their coltfriends. They sat down in the group. Being the only non-couple in the whole table, they felt a bit out of place.

"So, who's going to try grabbing the flowers afterwards?" Rarity asked. Twilight raised up her hoof eagerly alongside Rarity. Slowly, one by one, Apple Jack and Fluttershy raised their hooves. Flash Sentry raised his as a joke. That left Rainbow Dash to raise her's.

"Not wanting to grab the flowers, Rainbow Dash? Oh, wait. You and Soarin aren't an item. You two look so perfect for each other, that I keep on thinking that you two are a couple," Rarity smiled. The others nodded, except Soarin who was scratching the back of his head, feeling very awkward. "I told you guys, he's NOT my coltfriend." Rainbow confirmed. Her friends laughed. Their coltfriends were all trying to hold back their's.

"Guys, the bride's coming," Rainbow said quickly, desperate to change the topic. Soarin nodded with her. "Oh, I can't wait to congratulate Pinkie!" Twilight grinned as she saw Pinkie Pie in her wedding gown, approaching the table. "Hi guys!" Pinkie Pie squealed,"Enjoying the wedding?" All her friends and their partners said their blessings to her. Her gaze swept through the tables, and stopped when she saw Rainbow Dash with Soarin. "Dashie? You have a coltfriend? Why didn't you tell me? I'm your best friend!" Pinkie Pie pouted. Rainbow Dash and Soarin groaned in unison.

"Pinkie, he's NOT my coltfriend. He's just one of my close friends," Rainbow Dash explained while she rubbed the bridge of her nuzzle with her hoof. Soarin facehooved. "Oh. I see. I thought that you two seemed so much like an item..." that was all Pinkie could manage to say before bursting out in heaps of laughter. Rainbow had a annoyed expression on her face.

"I think I'm used to this," Soarin grumbled. "Same here," Rainbow Dash buried her head in her hooves.

After Pinkie Pie had left the table, the flower catching ceremony begun. All the mares except Rainbow Dash who were present at the wedding gathered near the stage where Pinkie Pie was standing. She was back faced, positioned to throw the flower. Everypony who did not participate stood at the sides of the room.

Pinkie Pie threw the bouquet of flowers. Thousands of magic surrounded it, trying to pull it back to its owner. When the flower looked like it was about to rip, all the magic surrounding it burst, causing the flower to fly towards one direction.

"Rainbow Dash!" Soarin exclaimed. The bouquet of flowers ended up in Rainbow Dash's hooves. While she was waving her hooves at the crowd of mares, remarking on the desperation they had, it ended up in her hooves. Everypony present gasped at Rainbow Dash. She herself gasped too, "S-Soarin," she stared uneasily at the flower. "There's one thing I didn't tell you about this wedding," Rainbow Dash gulped. Soarin widened his eyes, curious to know what she had left out.

"The mare who catches the flowers must go...on stage with her partner to..." Rainbow Dash hesitated, "kiss him...on the l-lips...that's the rule." Soarin panicked. "But..." he stared into the mare's magenta eyes. "We can't..." Soarin stammered.

"Who's the lucky mare?" Pinkie Pie asked, eyes darting around the room. She found the couple. But...it was not a couple, in fact. It was Rainbow Dash and Soarin.

"Come on stage!" Pinkie Pie beckoned them. They slowly made their way up to the stage, finding Pinkie smiling devilishly. Thousands of eyes watched their every step. Rainbow Dash did not expect this to happen. Kissing her best friend? It was never on the lists of expectations. She glanced nervously at Soarin, ears down. He had the same expressions.

"P-Pinkie? Can we not do this...? We're only friends..."Rainbow tried to protest to Pinkie, only to no avail. Pinkie Pie shook her head, and smiled encouragingly at her. Rainbow Dash glanced at her other four friends in the crowds. She gave them a pleading look that said: "please don't make me do this!" She was only met with smug grins.

"Go on," Pinkie whispered. Rainbow Dash gulped once more, and stared at Soarin. He stared at her too. Slowly, they bought their heads closer, nuzzles almost touching. Rainbow Dash could feel his breath on her nuzzle. She closed her eyes and kissed him first, surprising herself that she actually liked doing this. Soarin was also surprised at her sudden behavior, then he fell into the embrace, closing his eyes. They pulled away after a second.

Cheering could be heard from the crowd, and clapping too. Rainbow Dash and Soarin blushed heavily. They didn't bring each other to meet their own gaze. They stepped down the stage in a hurry, not speaking a single word.

"What was that? I thought y'all were all just friends?" Apple Jack chided them. Rainbow Dash blushed even more, dropped the bouquet of flowers and rushed into a quieter part of the room, leaving Soarin behind with her friends.

Rainbow Dash hid her beet-red face with her hooves. What was she thinking back there? Kissing Soarin? Yet she thought she liked it? What is wrong with her mind? Function right! She never thought she would like this type of sappy stuff. She had vowed to herself that she wouldn't hug a stallion affectionately, let alone kiss. Ugh! She let out a sigh. What had happened back there?

"H-hey, R-Rainbow Dash," a familiar voice called out behind her her. She knew who it was.

"H-hey, S-Soarin," She stammered, her blush growing deeper than ever before.

"I'm sorry,"

"Nah, I'm...I'm fine," She was not fine. At all.

"Come on, don't tell me you're fine. I know you're not," Soarin managed a smile. She smiled back, giggling. "Alright, I'm not fine. I'm horrified," Rainbow Dash admitted. "There's the Rainbow Dash I know. Never too serious," he laughed a little. "Hey!" Rainbow Dash punched him lightly on the shoulder. He pulled her into a comforting hug. She returned the hug, and pulled away.

"Thanks, Soarin, you're the best," Rainbow Dash was grateful. He was so nice. Soarin gave her a wink in response. He turned to go away, to give her some space to let her sort it out, but a cyan hoof grabbed his.

"Ya know, Soarin, I think my friends are right. I...I like you, Soarin, you're so nice to me,"Rainbow Dash confessed her feelings. Caught off guard, Soarin kissed her on the lips again. When they finally pulled away, Soarin was smirking. "I guess I feel the same, Rainbow Dash. Wanna hangout sometime?" He asked with a shrug. "Sure, like a date?" Rainbow asked, hoping it was.

"Like a date,"

Comments ( 30 )

Amazing so far,the story really has potential. Keep up the good work! :pinkiehappy::rainbowkiss:

7345073 Thanks. It's my first story, so I poured all my heart into it. There's a follow-up story coming up in the future! :twilightsmile:

7345107 Can't wait!!! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

But..but what about the gays? ( T-T)

7356667 I already did in Part 2 (sorry, it's a spoiler) :twilightsheepish:

This is yet the best stories I read. Keep it up your doing a great job.

I WANT MOAR

7358405 This story is soooooo cute!!!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::heart::heart: I WANT MORE!!!!!!:flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage:
MORE FLUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!:flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage:

These chapters are ssoooooo cute :twilightsmile::twilightsmile::heart::heart::raritystarry: i love it. Oooh can you mske more for use please.:scootangel::raritystarry::pinkiehappy::heart:

7359109 I am currently working on the follow-up story that I mentioned!:pinkiehappy:

OMFGGGGG THAT WAS SO AWESOME! I FANGIRLED TO HARD AT THAT MOMENT!!:raritystarry:

who's pinkie's husband? i want to read it when it's done so i just want to know who's the (lucky) guy

7364076 I've already stated at the start of the story when Pinkie Pie told her friends she was getting married. Cheese Sandwich is Pinkie's husband!:pinkiesmile:

Well, where do I begin?

This story was cheesy at best and disappointing at worst. My main grips with the story is the way you have failed to assign different speakers to different paragraphs for the most part. Inconsistently too.

Consider this:

  "So, any idea who you all are going to bring?" Pinkie Pie asked, not hearing what Rainbow Dash had muttered. Twilight grinned confidently, "I'll bring my coltfriend, Flash Sentry. I'm sure he doesn't mind, what's more, I even plan on getting the flowers!" Sure, Flash Sentry had been dating Twilight Sparkle for almost a year now. Rarity flipped her mane. "Fancy Pants would go with me. And I also plan on getting the flowers too!" Twilight and Rarity glared at each other in mock rivalry. They laughed after that. "Well, I'm going with Caramel. He's...he's a nice fella," Apple Jack stammered. Her five other friends ooh-ed. She groaned internally. "C-can..I...I go w-with... B-big Macint-tosh?" Fluttershy asked timidly. Apple Jack raised an eyebrow at her. The others nodded encouragingly.

Against this:

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  "Pinkie, thanks for inviting us to your place for a sleepover!" Twilight Sparkle thanked her.

Pinkie Pie grinned in response. She had invited her five friends, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Apple Jack and Rarity, to Sugarcube Corner for a sleepover. Pinkie Pie had something important to tell her friends.

  "Guys? I got news! I'm getting married in a month!" Pinkie Pie exclaimed, jumping out of her sleeping bag. "I invited the whole of Ponyville, and anypony else who wants to see me at my wedding!"

  "That's wonderful, Pinkie! I knew that Cheese Sandwich was going to do that!" Twilight clapped her hooves together in excitement.

  "I shall make your wedding dress, Pinkie Pie, I've ideas in my mind already!" Rarity rambled on and on about her ideas.

  "Ahm happy for ya, Pinkie Pie!" Apple Jack tossed her hat into the air as a sign of celebration.
  "That's awesome!" Rainbow Dash flew up to the ceiling.

  "Wow, that's nice, Pinkie Pie," Fluttershy cheered softly.

At least try consistently applying this. You did a satisfactory job of it, even if you slightly messed the grammer up.

"Uh, yeah...um...of course!" Rainbow Dash replied hastily. In fact, she did not have any stallions in mind. She wanted to be the same with the rest of her friends. Being the odd one out was a huge blow to her ego.

I have a question for you. Is this actually Rainbow Dash? The Rainbow Dash who dislikes mushy signs of affection and anything she considers soft? The Rainbow Dash who has placed the idea of romance low on her list in favour of joining the Wonderbolts, putting up good flight shows and making a good career for herself?

Moreover, you have a tendency of telling instead of showing us information, like how Rainbow Dash-Lookalike is devastated that she doesn't have a date to Pinkie's Wedding. Instead of telling us, show us how Rainbow Dash reacts to the news, like for say, the way she talks and the body signs and non-verbal language she gives off to her friends.

Consider this:

In fact, she did not have any stallions in mind. She wanted to be the same with the rest of her friends. Being the odd one out was a huge blow to her ego.

Against this:

"Well, this is horse hockey!" Rainbow whispered. "Who cares about some stupid date that we have to bring to Pinkie's wedding, anyway? I don't need some dumb colt at my side throughout the whole thing, I'm fine on my own!"

She tossed about in bed, her brows furrowing into a V.

"I hope..."

Isn't that better?

That's not the end of it, though. I'll post more when I have the time.

Comment posted by Addictive Reads deleted Jul 5th, 2016

7365310 Thank you for the tips.

Is there a sequel:applejackunsure:

7376872 Coming up in the future. But I don't know when though. I'm currently working on my latest story, The War Within Equestria. :twilightsheepish::applejackunsure:

Pls make a sequel plsss !!!! I want some morrrrree

7389440 Haha... I kinda screwed up there... :rainbowderp::pinkiegasp::twilightsheepish:

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SO CUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTEEEEEEE:raritystarry::rainbowkiss::flutterrage:

"...have to bring a partner of the opposite gender with them."
TRIGGERED

7347900
You actually got downvoted for stating the obvious? I mean, what the hell is the point of writing a story with this premise if Rainbow Dash is just going to ask Soarin'.

Even if Rainbow dash wasn't the focus character, someone should have said, "So, when will you tell Lyra and Bon Bon that they're not invited?" or somesuch.

Awkward.. (meh, nothing compared to an old blog of mine, with the cloud.)

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