• Published 14th Sep 2017
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No, I came for The Bloom - Tilgoreth

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Red Bloom

Spike shifted uneasily as he watched Applejack talk to Big Mac and Apple Bloom in a huddle. Come on, just let me help!

The purple dragon had been coming to Sweet Apple Acres increasingly over the last month. Applejack was concerned that her friend was going to work himself to death; his work wasn't always helpful anyways. Apple Bloom walked over too him. He smiled.

"Apple Bloom! So what did your sister say?"

Apple Bloom rubbed the back of her neck. "Well Spike, Applejack said she's really grateful for all the help, but you're already Twilight's assistant, you don't need the extra work."

"It's no trouble Apple Bloom! I already finished all my chores, and Rarity wanted me to ask Applejack what fabric she preferred anyways."

Apple Bloom raised her eyebrow. "Yeah, and she said Rarity could choose."

Spike scratched his forehead. "I need to go talk to Rarity! I'll be right back!"

"Spike! Wait," Apple Bloom called after the purple dragon as he ran away. Apple Bloom smiled. Ah, what a sweet heart.
I hope he doesn't work to hard.

Spike was out of breath by the time he reached Carousel Boutique. "Rarity!" he panted running into the store. Rarity looked up from the dress she was working on, Spike collapsed on the couch.

"Oh Spikey Wikey! What ever is the matter dear?"

Spike panted. "Applejack, a huh, said, huh, choose," he took in a deep.breath, "whatever fabric you like best."

Rarity furrowed her brow. "Hmmm. Well I was hoping for a more honest answer, but I suppose she couldn't choose. Oh well, I'll just go with the satin then."


Rarity brought Spike a pillow and a glass of water. He fell asleep on her couch. Twilight came to pick him up a few hours later.

"Don't make any noise, Twilight," Rarity said as she closed the door behind Twilight. "He's so cute!"

Twilight smiled looking at her friend. "Well, he is just a baby dragon. Thank you, Rarity."

Twilight lifted Spike onto her back and carried him home. We need to talk about the work you've been doing latley.

Twilight kissed his forehead as she laid him in his bed.

Spike yawned as he got out of bed. He briefly looked at the Rarity plushie he had up on a shelf, he'd long since outgrown it. Twilight was making pancakes, and tossing in jewels.

"Jewel pancakes!" Spike shouted as he sat down at the table. Twilight placed a stack of pancakes in front of him. His mouth was full as he spoke. "Thanks Twilight!"

"You're welcome, Spike." Twilight giggled.

Spike belched. He began to wipe the crumbs from his face. Twilight stared at him intently. "Wait a second. You only make me jewel pancakes on my birthday, or when you want something! Twilight, please don't make me change the library layout again! We've done that a dozen times in the last five months!"

Twilight giggled. "No Spike, I don't want to move the books again." Though I have been wanting to move the fantasy section over near the science fiction section....

"Oh good! Hey Twilight if it's okay with you I'm gonna head over to Sweet Apple Acres now!"

"Spike, hold on. That's what I wanted to talk to you about."

"Oh," he said, rubbing his arm. Twilight placed her hoof on his shoulder.

"Spike, you've been going to Sweet Apple Acres a lot over the last month. And while I know you love to help your friends, it's just to much work for you. You hardly have any free time left. And, well, you haven't always been the most helpful..."

"Yeah, I know," Spike said, rubbing his spikes. "But I want to help..."

"But, Spike, Applejack doesn't need the help. I know you felt like you owed her a debt a few years ago, but you've long since repaid it."

Spike looked at the floor. "That's not why I go..."

A light clicked in Twilight's head. "Spike, you don't have a crush on Applejack do you?"

His cheeks turned red. "No!"

"Hmmm. Right, you have a crush on Rarity."

"Well, not anymore," he said, rubbing the back of his neck.

Twilight raised her eyebrows. "Really? Since when, Spike. You used to talk about her all the time."

"Well," he said, exhaling, "really after Rarity started dating Applejack. I kind of lost my chance there. But a few years before, when I went to help Applejack, I saw Apple Bloom working. I think I might have started to have a crush on her then."

Twilight smiled. "Spike, you have a crush on Apple Bloom?"

"Yeah. It didn't really sink in until about a month ago. Seeing all the work she did with the CMC was really cool. She's really hard working."

"So that's why you've been going over to Sweet Apple Acres so much?"

"Yeah, I've been going to see Apple Bloom. She's only two years younger than me; she's really cute Twilight. But I don't know if she'd like a dragon."

Twilight wrapped her hooves around Spike. "Spike, you're kind, brave, loyal, and a good friend. I'm sure she'd love you. You just have to ask her."

Spike rubbed the back of his neck. "I don't know Twilight, I don't know what to say."

Twilight giggled. "Spike, leave it to me."

Applejack laughed as Twilight relayed the story. "Little old Spike had a crush on Apple Bloom?"

"Applejack, I thought you'd be happy!"

"Sorry, Twilight, it's just so dang funny to me that Spike has been comin over here for the last month because he has a crush on my little sister. To be honest, Twilight, I can't think of a better partner for Apple Bloom than Spike."

Twilight smiled. "Will you help me then?"

"Twilight I'd be delighted to."

Spike gulped as Rarity pulled the bow tie around his neck. "You look fabulous darling!"

"Do you really think so, Rarity? I'm not sure, what if Apple Bloom says no?"

Rarity dismissed this with her hoof. "Nonsense darling, you look fabulous. And how could Apple Bloom ever say no to such a handsome dragon?" She scratched under his chin.

"Stop it that tickles!" Rarity continued to tease her small purple friend.

"Darling, I promise you, Apple Bloom will be swept off her hooves when she says you."

Spike hugged the white mare. "Thank you, Rarity."

"Applejack! I don't want to wear a dress!" Apple Bloom cried as Applejack continued to style her mane.

"Hush now. We aren't having any of that. Apple Bloom, you have to look presentable for your date."

"Applejack I don't even know who this fella is!"

"Hush! Just trust in your big sister, okay?"

"Alright, fine."

Twilight ran down the checklist. Spike in a suit and tie? Check. Apple Bloom in a dress? Check. Romantic candle lit dinner? Check. Now were is Pinkie Pie...

"Hey Twilight!" Pinkie yelled as she approached from behind.

"Pinkie!" Twilight quickly covered the page were she was drawing their names encased in a heart. "I assume you completed your task?"

"Yep," Pinkie said, holding up a light green mare with white hair. She looked around startled. "It's a lyre."

Twilight facehoofed. "No, Pinkie. I asked for a lyre, that's Lyra."

Pinkie looked at the green mare's cutie mark. "No, look, her cutie mark is a lyre!"

"Pinkie, that doesn't mean she's a lyre. It just means she can play a lyre. Oh no everything's ruined! Spike won't have a perfect first date!"

Pinkie put down Lyra, she walked away confused. "Hmmm. I do know one pony who could play music tonight. But I don't think she could play anything slow. Though her girlfriend might-"

"Perfect! Just get both of them her ASAP! Apple Bloom and Spike are supposed to arrive shortly!"

"Okie dokie lokie!"

Spike gulped as he approached a small table lit by a candle. It was off in a small alley not far from the castle. He saw Apple Bloom and approach from the other side.

"Spike, you're the fella I'm supposed to have dinner with?"

Spike gulped. "Yes."

Spike pulled out Apple Bloom's chair, they both sat down. Starlight brought out some spagheti.

Spike bit his finger nails. "You look pretty in that dress." It was light red and flowing.

Apple Bloom blushed. "And you look very handsome Spike."

"Thank you."

"You're welcome."

Pinkie said she was getting music! Were is it?! Twilight thought, hiding in a bush. Vinyl Scratch and Octavia set up not far from were Spike and Apple Bloom were sitting. Twilight breathed a sigh of relief. Her jaw dropped when they started playing a mix of obnoxious classical and dubstep music.

"What's that?" Apple Bloom asked, covering her ears.

"I don't know! Let's leave!" Spike said. He grabbed Apple Bloom's hoof and escorted her away. Twilight dealt with the musical ponies.

Spike led Apple Bloom to a quiet spot under a large tree. The moon was out, the ground was aglow with its light. Leaves crunched as they walked. Spike blushed as he stared into Apple Bloom's eyes. "Apple Bloom, I, kind of sort of have-"

Apple Bloom pressed her lips onto Spike's. He wrapped his arms around the filly. "Spike, would you like to be my boyfriend?"

Spike blushed. "Of course." They kissed again.

"Ooh so sweet!" Pinkie giggled from the bushes.

"Quiet Pinkie! We don't want them to hear us," Applejack said. My little sister, all grown up. She was crying on the inside.

"What do you mean I have to pay you!" Twilight shouted as she spoke with Vinyl. The white mare shrugged. Octavia tapped her hoof impatient with, Twilight.

"Madam, I kindly ask that you give my girlfriend the payment she so ever deserves."

Starlight giggled, and placed her hoof around her mentor. "Hey, at least Spike had a nice date."

Twilight smiled. "Yes, I suppose he did."


Comments ( 46 )

Very cute story!, just one question:
Did Apple Bloom have feelings towards Spike before the date?

Yeah, I should have done a better job impling that.

SpikeBloom is one of the few ships I personally like. Definitely, deserves a like and a follow.

Actually one convincing fan theory states that Applebloom is actually older then Spike.
The theory goes that since we never see Applejack's parents in the Cutie mark chronicles episode they must have already been dead at that point. Thus Applebloom had to have already been born at the time Spike was born. Making her at the very least a few weeks older then Spike.

no offence, but PLEASE get an editor or fix your mistakes. good concept, poor punctuation.

Would you do a one-shot on Spike and the CMC?

That's not a fan theory. That's simple logic, supported by the show canon.

I thought I fixed most of it.

I was more basing it off of what we know about Twilight's age. She's at least ten or so years younger than Shining Armour. And given the age she was at in season one she's around twenty four now. And Spike is at least seven or so years younger than Twilight. So he'd be about sixteen right now.

The CMC are like twelve or thirteen in the current season. So Apple Bloom would be five years younger. Though them being the same age isn't unrealstic. It'd help if we knew how dragon aging worked. But we don't becuase most of it is conflicting.

I also just mentioned the age thing because I know people think it's creepy for a seventeen year old to date a twelve year old. Even if they're the same maturity level.

I would like that. I just don't have any ideas for one.

On a side note in a longer fic I plan on writing, it does involve Spike interacting with the CMC.

Remember when Spike was pet-sitting the Mane 6's pets while Angel been the 'pest of the west' making mischief, ask the CMC's help to catch him, and train-leading to the Crystal Empire and the CMC want to check it out?

The CMC along with their new friends Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon wanted Spike to go with him to the Crystal Empire for a tour, leading to introducing Flurry Heart and adorable shenanigans and Cadence royalty shipping Spike with the girls.

That sounds cool. Is that your idea for me to write?

If it is please post it here so I don't forget:

I just went over it again and there still were mistakes. Try looking again, if you don't mind.

Could you please point them out to me? (I'll even credit you in the description for editing)'

sure, i'll try my best.

Jim Miller say that their character ages aren't set and they can be any age you want them to be. He said dragon aged slower than ponies but thought Spike was 10-12 in dragon years and 16-22 in pony years. I did the following calculation:
10 dragon years X 1.6 = 16 pony years
12 dragon years X 1.84 = 22.08 pony years
There was that red dragon that was going to sleep for a hundred years or G3 Spike woke up from a thousand year nap. G3 Spike consider an old dragon to be a million years old.

Spike being 16 seems reasonable to me.

It's simply logic yes. But it relies on the detail that Applejack's parents are dead by the time Applejack leaves in her flashback. Something that could prove to be false. Until that part is confirmed the theory has to technically be classified as a fan theory.

So it's more likely that AJ's still alive parents were apparently so busy that they couldn't see her off when she went to live with someone else as a foal?

And that somehow holds more water than their parents already being dead and AB being a baby?

Ok, sure. :ajbemused:

Did you get around to it?

Oh no. Obviously it is FAR more likely they were dead by the time she left. It's just that until that detail is confirmed in someway it can't called a fact and has to be labeled a theory. It's a theory that is likely true since all the evidence points to it, but it's still technically a theory.

not yet, just seeing if there is any I missed. also i've been too addicted to FIMFiction and youtube. so yeah, might take a bit.

Ok, i found things to edit.

to = too
latley = lately
spagheti = spaghetti.

And that is all I found, but you may just wanna look again in case.

Alright thank you.

*salutes and walks off*

Honestly the romance felt really rushed, you should have given it time to breathe and settle naturally but I really like this pairing, my third favorite out of Spikealoo and SpikeBelle and you made me laugh. Great job. Work on a few errors and maybe flesh this story out more, I'd love to see it keep going. Here if you need me.

Well thanks. I'm trying to write a sequel, but not sure what direction to take it.

Why'd you ask this on my story?

Curious you don't have to give if you don't want to








Alright here's the sequel:

ELovely Bloom
Boyfriends are great, until they cause more problems then you intended. Or at least you think they do.
Tilgoreth · 2.5k words  ·  25  4 · 470 views

hey i did a reading on this here you go https://youtu.be/YjwzGoohs_M

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