• Published 29th Nov 2011
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Baking Perfect Pie - Kumare Tanamaru

When the new kid comes to town, Pinkie Pie volunteers herself to throw him a Pinkie Party.

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Steady As She Goes

"Hey, Pinkie Pie!"

"Oh, hey there Pineapple!"

"Are we going to hang out today?"


"Great! Shall we go? I heard of this great place to eat and-" I was cut short.

"Stop. Come here." she said smiling at me.

"What is it?" I asked concerned.

"I want you to know that I figured out my feelings for you. I really like you too Pineapple. It seems like you're all I think about nowadays! I can't get you out of my head. So I wanted to thank you."

Thank me? I thought.

She pulled me close, and moved her lips. I could tell what she wanted, and I moved my face closer to hers.

"I.. I love you Pinkie Pie."

My eyes opened.

Just a dream...

I sighed. I remembered the warmth on my cheek from last night, and I smiled to myself.

Do I really... Love her? I thought.

There was a knock at the door, and I got up out of bed. Unlike yesterday, I didn't fall off. I walked over to the door in confusion. I opened the door, and there she was.

"Hi there!"

"Oh, hey Pinkie Pie!"

"Mind if I come in?"

"Not at all! Please, come in!"

She smiled as she entered my home.

"Is there something you needed?"

"I don't think so. I thought we were going to hang out today!"

"Oh, of course! What would you like to do?"

She brought her hoof to her chin and began to think. It looked like she wanted to say something, but was holding herself back.

"I know!" she said in finale. "We could go to Sugarcube Corner! You don't have a job, do you? Maybe they'll let you work with them! I'm sure Mr. and Mrs. Cake wouldn't mind."

"Sounds great!"

"Okey Dokey Lokey!" said Pinkie Pie.

"Shall we go?"

"Oh no," she said. "It doesn't open for another hour. It is seven in the morning after all!"

"Oh, right. Well, what do you want to do until then?"

"Actually," she said with a worried look on her face. "I was hoping we could talk about what happened yesterday?"

Oh boy... I thought.

Here we go...

"Sure." I said closing the door.

"Look, Pineapple. I know you like me and all that, and I told you that I was going to think about what you said. I want you to understand something. I've never been in a relationship before, so I don't know whats to be expected. I really do like you Pineapple, but I'm afraid."

I looked at the ground thinking of what to say. She was confronting me with her feelings.

This hasn't happened before... What do I do?

"I really want to be your filly-friend Pineapple." she said as she came up and rubbed her neck against mine. "What do you think?"

"I think you're absolutely right. We don't know what we're doing. But just to be sure, we're a couple now, right?"

She smiled at me. She brought her lips close to mine. I leaned into her and we shared a passionate kiss. It lasted a very long time.

The spark of our relationship ignited


We had sat around talking for at least an hour.

"Hey!" I said. "I've got an idea!"

"What is it?" she said nuzzling her head into my chest.

"Maybe we could go talk to Fluttershy and Trey about what to expect in a relationship!"

"Hey!" she said getting up "Now there's an idea! Let's go!"

We walked out the door and headed to Fluttershy's cottage.

I knocked on the door, and Fluttershy answered in surprise.

"Oh! Why, hello you two. What brings you over this way?"

"We wanted to talk to you and Trey about something important!" I said as Pinkie Pie nodded her head

"Oh, of course. Please, come in. Trey is out back."

"Wow, I love what you've done with the place, Fluttershy!"

Fluttershy giggled.

"Thanks. Trey helped me. We're going to expand because of... well.... um..." she said, shrinking back.

Pinkie Pie waved me on to go out back to find Trey. I winked at her and made my way outside.

"Hey Trey." I said walking up to him.

"Oh, hey Pineapple. What's up?"

"Oh, Pinkie Pie and I wanted to talk to you and Fluttershy."

"I figured as much. Let me guess, you want some advice on how to work a relationship, don't you?"

"Actually, yeah. But how did you know that?"

"I thought you might've been partial to Pinkie Pie since we first met. Remember when I asked you if you had been hanging out with Pinkie Pie too much? That's when I figured that you would go for her."

"Oh... that's what you meant."

"So, you wanted to talk to us huh?"

"Yeah, if you don't mind."

"Well, I think-"


There was a sudden scream from inside the house. It shocked us both out of our wits. Trey had dropped his watering can that he was using earlier for the flowers.

"I guess Fluttershy told her the news. Haha, rather dramatic one you got there." said trey, wiping the shock off his face. "C'mon. Let's go inside." he said as I followed him with my mane still frazzled from the sudden shriek.

"Hey you two." said Trey. "I'm guessing you told her, huh Flutterheart?"

"Yes! Oh, I mean... if that's... okay...."

"Of course!"

"Told her what?" I said.

"That she's PREGNANT! That's what!!" said Pinkie Pie in excitement.

My jaw fell to the floor.

Pregnant? Already? I thought.

"Wow. That's great!"

"I KNOW!" said Pinkie Pie as she came over to me to hold my hoof.

I let her, and she smiled with joy.

"So, you two need some advice, huh?"

"Yes, please!" both Pinkie Pie and I said at the same time.

They looked at each other with worried looks.



We both had surprised looks on our faces.

"What we're trying to say is..."

"You never know what to expect,"

"And love happens when you don't expect it, but when it comes, Celestia knows it's absolutely wonderful!"

"We're really sorry about that." said Trey. "I never expected what happened to my dear Flutterheart," he continued as Fluttershy went into to kitchen to get us some drinks. "But even with what happened, I still loved her, and I never wanted to be away from her side. Needless to say, what almost separated us from each other, brought us closer."

Fluttershy came back into the room with a tray. That's when I noticed something about her I hadn't seen on her. After she gave us our drinks, she walked over and sat down next to Trey. That's when I saw it. Across her lower belly was a scar. I hadn't seen anything like that in a long time, not since Brother Joel came to Trottsten. I guess I had stared at it too long, because Fluttershy began to speak about it.

"I... was attacked by a Manticore in the Everfree Forest..." she said. Trey frowned and held back his tears. "When they got me to the hospital, they told Trey I was in bad condition, and that I needed a kidney transplant within the next three days, or else I wouldn't make it."

"Really?" I said in astonishment.

"Mmmhmm. Trey never left my side. He was there the entire time, and he tried to give me his, but it wouldn't fit in my tiny body. I needed one from a smaller pony. That's why Applejack can't harvest very much anymore."

"Applejack gave you her kidney?! B-but... she has to work the farm!"

"I know. She said that *gulp* Big Macintosh couldn't see me die. He was very upset, and pleaded that her sister did it for me..."


"At first, I couldn't look at Trey... because I wasn't pretty anymore... Like he had said to me before."

"But it wasn't true," said Trey finally. "She was still the same pony I had loved before, and after the incident. It was hard to see her like that," he said. "But it was for My little pony. I couldn't leave her."

Fluttershy blushed.

"Oh, Trey." she said with tears in her eyes.

"I love you, Flutterheart." said Trey before they enjoyed a passionate kiss together.

"C'mon," whispered Pinkie Pie. "Let's let them have their time alone."

We got up without saying goodbye, and left the cottage.

"Wow! Did you see that? Did you? The passion, the romance!"

"I saw it Pinkie," I said pulling her close to me. "I saw it." I smiled at her and kissed her on the cheek.


"Hiya Mr. Cake!" shouted Pinkie Pie.

"Whoa!" he shouted. "You scared me there, Pinkie Pie!"

"Oops," she giggled. "Sorry!"

"Did you need something Pinkie?"


"Well, don't keep me waiting!"

"My friend Pineapple here was looking for a job! He's an incredible baker, and I was wondering if you could hire him!"

"Hmm, I'll have to check his skill level. Can you bake a pumpkin pie?"

"Of course!"

he squinted at me.

"And what spice should you be the most generous with?"

"Cinnamon, of course."

"Good! Just nine more questions..."

I squinted back at him.

"Bring........ It.......... On."

"The most famous cake in the world is what?"

"Victoria sponge!"

"Correct!" he exclaimed "Next question: What, if any, kind of nuts are used for Sweet Monkey Bread?"


"Correct! Next question: how many eggs are used to bake a baker's dozen of cupcakes?"


"....... Correct! Next question: What is the most used temperature for Baking?

"375 degrees Fahrenheit!"

"Correct! Next question: For how many hours do you chill a Chocolate Torte?"


"Correct! Next question: What kind, and how many, spoons of ginger do you need for gingerbread?"

"Two Teaspoons!"

"Correct! Next question: For how long do you need to bake Reganadas on 425 degrees?"

"Fifteen minutes!"

"Correct! Last question: In order to make Sand Tarts, what ingredients do you need?"

"Too easy

1 Cup of butter,
2 Cups of flower,
1/4 of a tablespoon of water,
4 Heaping tablespoonss of powdered sugar,
1 teaspoon of vanilla,
and 1 cup of nuts, chopped fine."

"Corrrrrrect! Welcome Aboard!!!!" said Mr. Cake putting an apron around my neck.

"Whoo! Go Pineapple! You're the best! Whoohooo!!!" cheered Pinkie Pie.

"Heh, it was nothing, really." I said blushing a bit.

"Nothin'? You call that NOTHING?! The reason why we've never had any other workers here is because nopony could get past question two! Let alone get past the Sand Tarts! My boy, you have a very special talent for baking! You'll start in a week! We have to prepare you with your own kitchen after all Mr... uhh....."


"Spice! Welcome to Sugarcube Staff!" he said with a huge grin on his face "Now hear this," he said standing on one of the tables to get the ponies attention "We have a new Baker Extraordinaire as a part of our staff!" he said pointing to me "Mr. Pineapple Spice!"

All of the ponies cheered. It was a dream come true. I finally got to work with what I loved. Baking.

"Goodbye Pineapple! See you in a week!" he said shutting the door.

Pinkie Pie hugged and kissed me.

"That was amazing! He was all like 'What's the diameter of the average cake?' And you were all like '32.678204586727452746658 inches!'"

I chuckled. She was so cute when she was like that.

"Haha, thanks Pinkie Pie!" I said.

"You're welcome! but..."

I stopped.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"I want to keep us a secret, okay?"

I was shocked.

"B-but why?"

"Well, I don't know how the girls will react. Especially Twilight."

"Why Twilight?"

"Well, back when Fluttershy and Trey got together, she tried to break them up so she could be with Trey, and not Fluttershy. Truth is, she's never had a love before, and she felt like he was the only one on her intelligence level."

"Wow..... Okay. If that's what you want Pinkie. Okay, I'll keep it a secret." I said.

She bounced up and down in joy.

"I'll see you tomorrow then, Pinkie?"

Her eyes soften as she looked at me lovingly.

"Of course." she said.

We kissed passionately at my doorstep for a couple of seconds before she bounced off in her usual Pinkie-Pie way.

She's perfect.

But remember what she said about Twilight.

Oh great, you're back?

No, I'm just warning you.

Oh. Okay, thanks!

Nopony was around at the time so I called out to Pinkie Pie

"Hey Pinkie!" I shouted.

She turned around.

"I love you!"

I saw her smile

"Love you too~!" she shouted back.

I shut my door.

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