• 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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It's A Pie, Silly!

It's been almost a three months since Pinkie Pie and I have started our relationship, and she still doesn't want me to tell anypony about our relationship. I know that it might be a little bit wrong to keep everypony thinking that there is nothing going on between us, and it kills me inside lying to them. But I told Pinkie that I would do it for her, and I'm not about go back on my promises.

I waited at the cash register for the customer to come pick up their order of Chocolate Eclairs.

I wonder what Pinkie is doing... I haven't seen her in a while, and she didn't come over this morning to tell me good morning like she usually does....

"Excuse me, sir?"

"Hmm?" I snapped out of my deep thought

"Is this my order?"

"Are you Link?"

"Yes. I ordered the Chocolate Eclairs Deluxe?"

"Here you are. Thank you for your patronage!" I smiled my best at him as he walked off.

"Mr. Spice?"

"Y-yes Mr. Cake?"

"May I have a word with you in the kitchen?"

"Oh, of course!" I shuttered. I had no idea what he was going to tell me.

"Pineapple," he said. "I've been worried about you lately. You've been spacing out all day! Is there something wrong?"

What should I say?

"Everything's fine!"

"Look Pineapple, I appreciate that you respect me as your boss and all, but I'm not just your boss. I'm your friend also. If there's anything you need, don't hold back. Alright? Just do your best now."

"Okay. I will..." I said "Mr. Cake?" I said before leaving "Thanks. I'm going to take the rest of the day off, if that's alright with you."

"Of course, son."

A tear formulated in my eye.

Son... I haven't been called that in years... It's been too long father.... far too long. I walked down the street with tear filled eyes, and headed home.

*****


I returned to the front of my house to find Pinkie Pie there waiting for me. I greeted her with a slight smile, as if trying to hide my puffy red eyes, and wet face.

"What's wrong?" she asked in a soft caring voice.

"It's nothing.. really."

"Don't give me that... I'm just trying to care for you."

"I..." I felt my chest raise and my eyes swell. "I miss my father.... I miss my mother.... I miss my family...." I said finally letting my tears fall while trying to keep my voice audible.

Pinkie Pie led me to the couch where we sat down as I held her tight and told her that I never wanted to let her go. She pressed her head under mine, and told me that she didn't want me to. I continued to cry as she stayed there holding my hoof and kissing it, trying to make it all better, as a mother would do for a young pony. She asked me if I wanted anything, or if I even wanted to talk about it, and I shook my head. She just stayed there, catching my tears as I let them fall onto her fluffy cloud of a mane. When I finally stopped crying long enough for her to say something else she told me she would be right back, and got up and went into the kitchen. I waited on the couch there alone for a while. I had never felt so alone, and so cared for at the same time.

What made me think of this? One little action? One traumatic event? I can hardly even think about myself without feeling pity. And when I think of my father... I shook this thought away from me.

Pinkie Pie cares for me. When I think of her... all of the pain of absence goes away. I truly love her.

"Close your eyes." I heard Pinkie call from the kitchen.

I did so and then I felt a warmth next to me. It was Pinkie, but there was something else. Some other form of heat.

"Okay," she said. "Open them."

I opened my eyes to find my little filly holding a chocolate-chip cookie with icing and a two candles. The candles were leaning against each other, sharing the flame.

"Happy birthday, my perfect Pineapple."

Tears overwhelmed me. I had seen this before.

"Happy birthday, my perfect Pineapple."

"Wow mom, you made this?! It looks delicious!"

"I baked it especially for you. I used up the rest of the flour."

"What?" I said "You used up the last of the flour, for my birthday?"

"Yes. Go on now, blow out the candle and make a wish."

"Go on," Pinkie said. "Blow out the candles and make a wish."

I closed my eyes and blew.

"What did you wish for, Pineapple?"

"I wished that my family would have a good time." I said. "Just by being together." I said in remembrance. "Thank you Pinkie. I love you."

"I love you too." she said nuzzling her head into my shoulder

"Pinkie," I said with tears in my eyes. "I don't think you understand. I love you with all my heart. Remember that, no matter what happens, I will always love you."

She paused not knowing what to say.

"Oh Pineapple, you have always been different. But it seems like it's always for the better."

"Thanks mom." I said

I held them both in my arms. Both Pinkie, and my mother back home. Because somewhere deep inside me, I knew that my family was missing me. And I was missing them all right back.


*****


"I can't believe that you remembered."

"Of course! How could I forget my favorite colt's birthday? I couldn't not throw you a party. Even if it was a party of two." she said as she kissed my cheek. "I don't think I can kiss you much anymore tonight.." she said with a smirk on her face.

"W-why is that?"

"Because there's flour all over it." she said as she delivered a hoof full of flour straight to my face. She laughed the amazing laugh that she had and backed up.

"Oh, you think that's funny, do ya?" I said as I wiped the flour from my face. "Well come here!" I said as I started after her.

"Oh no!" she said in a playful tone.

"Oh yes!" I answered back as I threw some of the flour at her.



"I haven't seen Pinkie Pie or Pineapple for a few hours, and it's getting dark. Where do you suppose they are, Applejack?"

"Well, ah don't really know. Ya don't suppose they'd be together, do ya?"

"I don't know. Why don't we check Pineapple's house first?"

"Lead the way, Twilight." said Applejack as they darted off towards the house.

Twilight went to knock at the door, but abruptly stopped at hearing something.

"Whut's wrong Twi-"

"Shhht! Do you hear that?"

"Hear whut?"

"Shh, listen!" Twilight whispered

They stopped and listened for a while.

"Ah do hear sumthin. What do ya figure it is?"

"I dunno, but I want to find out. Let's check the window." Twilight said.

They tip-toed over to the window to find two love-birds romancing.



"I finally got you Pinkie!"

"Whew! Yeah, you did." she said out of breath.

I stood up and helped her to her hooves.

"That was the most fun I've ever had at one of your parties, Pinkie."

"Why is that?"

"Because I got to spend all of my time with you! That's why."

She blushed. Not being able to refuse her beauty, even though now covered in flour, I kissed her. She kissed me back and we both sat there smiling dumbly for a couple of seconds.

"Well ah'll be." said Applejack. "Would yew look at that?"

"I'm looking," said Twilight in awe "But I don't know what to think about it."

"It's juss so sweet, ain't it?"

"I guess so," she replied. "But why haven't they told us? Who knows how long this has been going on for? I have to evaluate the situation."

Shock overcame Applejack as she stared angrily at Twilight.

"Now wait juss a cotton pickin' second. Yew remember the last time yew 'Evaluated the situation'?"

Twilight's cheeks flushed.

"B-but this is different!" she stammered.

"Oh yeah? How?"

Sweat dripped from Twilight's face.

"Listen here, missy. Ah don't want to see them torn 'part from your doin' now, ya hear? Even if that means having to use force. Got it?" said Applejack stamping her hoof into the ground.

"Yes....." Twilight sighed. "I shouldn't get involved... It's just that, you know..."

"Ah unerstand Twi, but you have to juss wait for love 't come yer way. It don't just show up like.." she paused. "Well, like magic. It juss don' work th' same. Okay?"

"Alright... Let's go home... and forget we ever saw anything."

"Mighty fine idea Twi."

They turned and headed home.

*****

"So, Pinkie."

"Yes?"

"I was wondering... since we've been together a while now, would you like to stay the night?"

I instantly regretted what I had said in that moment. She blushed and backed away.

"Oh....... um...... I don't know........ Mr. and Mrs. Cake might get worried....."

"I understand... I don't know what came over me... I just.... I don't want you to leave me. I don't want to be alone tonight..."

She looked down and thought for a bit.

"I'm sorry... I don't know if I can do that Pineapple... In fact, it's getting pretty late... I think I should go..."

"Okay... I'm sorry." I said trying to hide my embarrassment.

She opened the door and stepped outside. I kissed her and told her goodnight. I closed my door and started up the stairs, but much to my surprise there was a knock at the door.

"Pinkie?" I said opening the door.

"I don't want to be alone tonight either." she said with a sad look on her face. "Besides, one night can't hurt." I showed her up the stairs and I asked her if she needed anything to help her sleep.

"No, that's okay." she giggled. "All I need is you." she said plopping on the bed and pulling the sheets over her. "Well, are you coming, or what?"

I got into bed, and we shared a deep embrace.

"I don't ever want you to leave Pinkie."

"I won't. As long as you have a beating heart," she said yawning "I'll be there with you..." she said before finally drifting off to sleep.

I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her close.

My heart only beats for you. was my last thought to her before I fell asleep with her.