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How Did I Get Here? - k12314

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Chapter 40: Planning


AUTHORS NOTE: Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Other religious holidays of the season. More viewpoint changes here. Same rules as before.

I hadn't even noticed, but it had started snowing a week ago, as this year's winter plan was to have it snow a little late. I had arrived in Equestria on November 10th, my birthday. I've been here for a little over a month, and it was almost Christmas- Er, Hearth Warming, as Twilight told me. A few days away... I wondered how my family and my friends were doing, what with me being gone for Christmas. I shook the thought from my head.

"Hey, Kyle! Up here!"

I looked up, and smiled when I saw Dashie. She landed next to me, the snow crunching below her hooves. Her smile emanated more warmth than any heater could.

"Hey, love." She nuzzled me when I said that.

"I see you're starting to get a little obsessive, don't ya' think?" She pointed to my scarf that Rarity had made for me. It had the same color scheme as Dashie. I blushed.

"Well... Erm... You see..."

"Oh, it's alright. I'm flattered."

We walked together through the moonlit night. I wondered if Zeph was doing the same with Spitfire...



I walked the streets of Cloudsdale with Lil' Fire. I was tempted to pop the question there, but I was determined to follow Kyle's advice. He was right; I didn't want to rush things.

"So, Zephy... What's on your mind?"

"Oh! Um... Er... You see..." I couldn't think of anything to say. She nuzzled my neck.

"Aww... You're so cute when you stutter like that..." I felt my face heat up.

"Hey... Come on... You know it's embarrassing when you do that..."

"I know, that's why I do it, Zephy-wephy."

"You're the worst, Lil' Fire."

"But isn't that what you love about me?"

I chuckled. "Yeah... I guess so. Hey, what do you want for Hearth Warming?"

"Hmmm... How about a romantic dinner?"

My face had to have been glowing red. I remembered what Kyle said.

"Well... When my Dad proposed to my Mom, he took her out to a nice dinner. Then, he had the band play slow, romantic music, knelt down next to my Mom, and pulled out the ring."

My thoughts were racing. But there was one thought plastered all over my mind.

"Does she know?"

"Zephy, what's wrong?" She nuzzled me again.

"Oh! Um... Nothing. A romantic dinner this Hearth Warming sounds... Perfect."



I flew about my home, trying to think of what to do with Kyle for Hearth Warming Eve.

"Should I take him to a romantic-y dinner or something...? No... Too lame. I need an idea that's at least 20% cooler! Hmm..."

"Maybe I could show him a really awesome flying act... Yeah... Yeah that's what I'll do! Then I'll land next to him, and he'll be all like 'Wow Dashie that was awesome!' And then I'll move in for a kiss..."

I almost squee'd at the very thought. I had already kissed him once, but every time I think about it...

"OK, I need to organize this thing... Twilight should be able to help. I'll need some fireworks... Pinkie will definitely be able to help me there... And I could take him to the spot where we first met, the hilly spot of the orchard at AJ's farm... This is gonna rock!"

I flew out the door to meet my friends for all of the preparations.



I sat in my house, having dropped Dashie off at her's a few hours ago. It was getting late, but I couldn't sleep. I was too busy thinking of something to do for Hearth Warming with Dashie. Then it hit me.

"She's really egotistical... She's probably planning something for me. Something to make her look good to me. Gotta keep cool..."

"Hmmmm... What to do..." There was still about a week until Hearth Warming Eve...

"Maybe I could see if Luna wants to do something... Wait... IDEA!"

I realized I was talking to myself, and shifted over to deep thought.

"I could throw a Hearth Warming party. Dashie said we would do something on Hearth Warming Eve. On Hearth Warming DAY, I could throw a big party, with the help of Pinkie Pie, and invite everypony. Even the princesses... This could work..."

So, we've got a proposal, a date, and a party. My plate's full, huh?

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