• Published 23rd Jul 2012
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My Darling Sugarcube - Seanessy



When love hits, it hits hard.

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Chapter 7

“A sleep over?” Rarity inquired as she sketched her newest design. It had been about a week or so since the incident in the park with Rainbow Dash walking in on her and Applejack and as far as she could tell, the rainbow maned pegasus kept her promise.

“Yup, just the six of us, ghost stories, s’mores, pillow fights, annnnd make overs!” Twilight exclaimed. Rarity smiled.

“Well, I do enjoy a good make over.”

“And, my first sleep over was with you and Applejack, but I have yet to have one with all six of us! It’ll be great!”

“Yes…great…” Rarity said uncomfortably. Although a week had passed, not a second went by where she didn’t think about Applejack. While they never said it verbally, it was best they not see each other for a while until their feelings subsided. Rarity took a deep breath, perhaps this is what she needed to finally let go.
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“A sleep over?” Applejack asked.

“Yup! The six of us! Tonight! All the fun of the last sleep over with you and Rarity…well save for the tree that landed in my room.” Twilight giggled.

“Uh…yeah sure…ah’ll most certainly be there Twi…hehe…” Applejack said uneasily. Rarity had been on her mind ever since the incident with Rainbow Dash. The orange pony had never tried so hard to let go of such strong emotions before and attending a sleepover with the very object of her desire probably wasn’t gonna help get over them. Still, it had been a week; maybe it wouldn’t be as hard as she thought.

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Time passed and soon Twilight, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity all found themselves at the purple equine’s library for the sleepover.

Twilight fondled through her shelves to find her book on sleep overs when a knock on the door was heard.

“That must be Applejack! Rarity, could you get that please?”

“Certainly.” Rarity stood up and inhaled deeply. It was just Applejack, she hadn’t seen her in days and missed her more than she would admit, but they had ended that part of their friendship and that was that. Rarity slowly opened the door. Applejack’s eyes widened.

“H-H-Howdy?” Applejack said desperately trying not to blush.. She expected just to see Rarity occasionally and maybe make some elusive eye contact throughout the night, yet here she was in front of her those beautiful azure eyes gazing lovingly into her heart. She felt her mouth go dry and a chill run up her spine.
“Applejack, so…glad you could…make it…” Rarity said. She swallowed hard. Staring into those dazzling emerald eyes simply reminded her of being in the earth pony’s warm embrace not too long ago. Her heartbeat elevated and she felt her hind legs quiver. She took a deep breath and attempted to strike up casual conversation.

“Ahem…you’re late…although I shouldn’t be entirely surprised.”

Applejack cleared her throat.

“Well that’s what happens when yer a hard worker, although ya’ll wouldn’t know much about that would ya?”

“Hmph! Just make sure to remember to wipe your hooves this time before you come in.”

Rarity and Applejack glared at each other before their stares turned into sensual smiles. They leaned a bit closer to each other. Twilight popped in the middle of them.

“Um girls, the party is in here ya know?”

“Oh right! Excuse me.” Rarity said as she darted back in the house.

Twilight raised a brow and shrugged then turned to Applejack.

“What’s her deal?”

“Oh, she’s just bein ol’ loveable Rarity.” the earth mare said while casting an unnoticed lustful stare towards the elegant white unicorn.

“So true, glad you could make it Applejack.”

“Glad to be here sugarcube.”

Throughout the evening the gang told ghost stories, ate s’mores, had an epic pillow fight and even gave each other makeovers including Rainbow Dash despite her futile attempts to decline. As the night progressed the gang was engaging in a very intense game of truth or dare.

“Alright Twilight. Truth or dare!” Pinkie asked.

“Ummmm truth!” Twilight said.

“Alright, is this the most awesomest, bestest, funnest, most super fantastically fantastical sleep over ever?” the hyper pink pony asked while bouncing up and down.

“I can’t lie, it most certainly is!” Twilight giggled.

“YAAAAAAAY!” Pinkie Pie bellowed.

“LAAAAAAAAME! Come on, can’t we do better than these namby pamby cutesy questions and dares?” the blue pegasus exclaimed.

“Well, alright Rainbow, why don’t you show us how it’s done?”

Rainbow Dash smiled mischievously.

“Applejack…truth or dare.”

“Truth!”

“Kissed anypony special lately?”

Applejack’s heart stopped and her body went cold. She felt like such an imbecile. She and Rarity made Rainbow Dash promise not to tell anypony about her the kiss, but of course what better way to keep her promise than to force the truth out of her in truth or dare. It also didn’t help that she was the element of honesty. She couldn’t lie, could she? She shot a glance at Rarity who looked on the verge of hyperventilating.

“Eeeeenope…”

Dash raised a brow and flew over to look Applejack in the eyes.

“You’re not…lying…are you Applejack?”

“Course not!”

“Are you sure, cause you’re not supposed to LIE in truth or dare when someone asks you a truth…not to mention you ARE the element of honesty! So that’s double the lie!”

“Nope, ah’m tellin the complete and honest truth!”

“Are not!”

“Are too.”

“Are not!”

“Are too!”

“Are not!”

“Technically it depends on what your definition of “lately” is.” Twilight interjected.

“Huh?” Rainbow Dash inquired.

“Well yeah, it’s a highly subjective term. “Lately” could range from yesterday, to a week ago, to a year ago. It all depends on the pony. So if Applejack did kiss someone say, three weeks ago, and she sees “lately” as only two days ago, than she would technically be telling the truth.” Twilight stated.

“Exactly! And recently is only two days fer me! Thank ya kindly Twilight!”

“Fine! Have you kissed anypony in the last three weeks?!” Dash interrogated

Applejack gulped.

“That’s not fair! She already asked her question! She can’t ask another!” Rarity interrupted.

“What?! It’s the same question!” The blue equine retorted.

“Technically it’s not. Based on Twilight’s logic.” Fluttershy quipped. Rainbow sent a sharp glare in the shy mare’s direction causing the pony to lower her head.

“She’s right Rainbow Dash.” Twilight said as she consulted her book. “Technically, if we were to dissect your original question it would be: “Have you kissed any special somepony in the past two days?”. Now you’re asking if she’s kissed any special somepony in the past three weeks, and you can’t ask more than one question per turn.”

“AUGH!” Rainbow Dash bellowed. “Fine!!!”

As the turn progressed Pinkie Pie was dared to balance a book on her nose. Fluttershy was dared to scream at the top of her lungs. Rarity was dared to give Pinkie Pie a horse-back ride. Twilight was dared to lasso Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash had to tell the truth about enjoying the spa. Silliness like this continued until things circled back to the blue pegasus.

“Alright Applejack.”

“Uh oh…” Applejack thought to herself.

“You can’t truth or dare the same person twice in a row Dash.” Twilight said.

“Ugh fine! Rarity! Truth or dare!”

“Dare” Rarity said.

“Have you kissed any special somepony within the past few weeks?”

“Ain’t there a rule about askin the same question twice?”

“It’s not the same question!” Dash snapped.

“Actually there is…” Twilight referenced her book again. “You nor any other player are allowed to ask the same or a different variation of the same question in a game more than once. Sorry Dashie.”

“Besides…I picked DARE Rainbow Dash.”

“Fine then…I DARE you to tell the TRUTH about whether or not you kissed a certain SOMEPONY within the past few weeks!”

“Is that even legal?” Pinkie Pie asked turning to Fluttershy who merely shrugged.

“I don’t see it here in the book.” Twilight said still flipping through.

“Well Rarity? Answer the question!”

Rarity swallowed hard.

“Well…I…”

“Wait…Fluttershy, didn’t we skip your turn?” Pinkie Pie suddenly remembered.

“Oh…yes, but…Rainbow Dash seemed so eager to go… so I didn’t mind.”

“Well that’s mighty neighborly of ya Fluttershy but that doesn’t seem fair!”

“It’s ok, really...”

“No, I insist Fluttershy! It would be absolutely uncivil and rude of me! Rarity contended.

“Oh come on! We’re already in the middle of a turn!” Rainbow yelled.

“I don’t mind if ya’ll don’t.”

“I most certainly do not.”

“Okey Dokey Lokey!”

“Oh come on!” Rainbow yelled. “Twilight! Back me up!”

“Dares, Double Daring Do Dares, Triple Daring Do Dares, Mare Dare,” the purple unicorn said to herself as she flipped through her book.

“Three against one! Alright Fluttershy! Take yer turn sugarcube!”

“Um…okay…Rarity…truth or dare?”

“Dare, darling.”

Rainbow Dash whispered in the yellow mare’s ear.

“But I don’t want t-”

The blue equine whispered more violently into Fluttershy’s ear.

“But it’s my tu-” the shy pony objected again before receiving a hard stare and a growl from Rainbow.

“O-Okay…Rarity…I dare you to tell the truth about whether or not you kissed a certain somepony within the last three weeks.”

The room went silent. Rarity’s heart raced.

“Well Fluttershy…I…”

“AH-HA! FOUND IT! A dare is not to be used as a form of drawing a truth out of a player. Therefore any dare that begins with “I dare you to tell the truth about…” or any variation of this is not an acceptable playing strategy and thus the turn becomes null and void.”

“OH, COME ON!!!!” the winged blue equine yelled as she slammed her hooves into the ground. “Forget this I’m going to bed!

Rainbow took her pillow and hopped into the bed Twilight had prepared.

“Come to think of it…” Fluttershy yawned. “I’m actually kind of tired myself…” The yellow pony walked over to the bed Rainbow Dash was in and slipped in gently before the covers were snatched from her out of frustration.

“Alright! Well I guess it’s time for the least popular part of the sleep over! Which is…sleep!” Twilight laughed to herself as she picked up her pillow. “Rarity, Applejack, I still have that extra bed across from mine for you two to sleep in like last time.”

“Sounds…eh…” Applejack started.

“Great…” Rarity finished.

“Pinkie? You ok sharing my bed with me?”

“Okey Dokey Lokey!” Pinkie Pie sprang up and belly flopped right on Twilight’s bed. Twilight laughed as she took the stairs. “Oh Pinkie.”

Rarity and Applejack gave each other awkward smiles. As they proceeded to the stairs Applejack removed her hat and stepped to the side gesturing that Rarity go first.

“Yer highness.”

Rarity blushed.

“Why thank you…” Rarity said as she started up the stairs.

That night, all the ponies were sleeping soundly except two. Applejack and Rarity were lying facing away from each other; both desperately wanting to strike up a conversation but both too fearful to do so. Rarity cleared her throat. Applejack used this as an excuse to speak to her.

“Ya say something Rarity?”

“Um…no…”

“Oh, well…alright then.”

A few moments passed.

“Are ya sure ya’ll aint say nuthin’”? Applejack asked as she turned around talking to the back of Rarity’s head.

“I’m sure…”

“Cause if’in ya did say somethin’ or ya know, wanted to say somethin’ ya know yer more than welcome.”

“Yes Applejack I’m aware of that.” Rarity said apathetically.

Applejack sighed and turned back around. Rarity turned towards her.

“Actually, I do have…something to say.”

Applejack turned back around her eyes slightly gleaming.

Rarity grinned.

“Keep your muddy hooves on YOUR side of the bed.”

Applejack raised a brow in confusion. Three seconds passed and she smiled as it clicked.

“My hooves ain’t muddy!” the orange equine said playing along.

“They were before, there might still be a little on them!”

“There ain’t! See?” Applejack said as she stuck her hoof up.

Rarity kissed it softly and smiled at Applejack who shot her a smile back.

“I mean…eww!” the unicorn said playfully as she turned from Applejack while pulling the covers away. Applejack yanked the covers hard enough to restore equilibrium, in doing the force caused Rarity to roll over so close that her horn poked the top of the earth pony’s head.

“Yeowch!” Applejack wailed in a whisper.

The white pony giggled.

“See what happens when you behave so brutishly?”

Applejack closed her eyes, and shrugged with a slight smile. Rarity gently planted a few soft kisses on the earth pony’s head. She gently kissed down to her eyebrows then her to her eye lids, she eventually got to her cheek and stopped. Applejack opened her eyes and looked into Rarity’s. She could see the ardent desire in them. Applejack leaned in and bit Rarity’s lower lip lovingly as if to tell her she had been just as eager as she was. The two ponies leaned in simultaneously and locked lips, not wasting anytime in wrapping their forelegs around each other. The crickets seemed to chirp a song of adornment as the two friends kissed sensually; lips rubbing, tongues dancing while they exchanged saliva and body heat.

“Rarity?! Applejack!?” a voice said in an excitedly hushed whisper.

The two opened their eyes to see Twilight standing over top of them,

“What are you two doing?! Are you two…kissing?!”

They both opened their mouths to protest but nothing came out but a variation of “I’s” “Um’s” “Eh’s and “Err’s”.

“I can’t believe this…the book doesn’t say anything about kissing…aside from that…both of you are MARES!” Twilight said slightly panicked and shocked.

“Looky here Twilight, we was just…”

“I have to write to the princess…I don’t know how to feel about this…” the egg-head equine said before backing away and running down the stairs.

“Twilight wait!” Rarity called as she and Applejack rushed down the stairs after her.

Twilight turned the light on and gasped. As the unicorn and the earth pony reached the bottom of the stairs their jaws dropped at what they saw.

“Dear”

“Sweet”

“Celestia…”

In the bed on Twilight’s living room floor, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash were pressed against each other lips locked into what appeared to be a very intense kiss. They moaned silently as their lips switched back and forth and their tongues swiveled around each other freely as if they were sword fighting. The shy pegasus cheeks reddened as she began nibbling and licking on Rainbow’s neck.

“Oh…F-F-Fluttershyyyyeeee…”

“FLUTTERSHY!? RAINBOWDASH!” Twilight screamed.

Fluttershy gasped and squeaked as she pulled the covers over herself. It took Rainbow Dash a second to realize what was happening as she was recovering from the euphoria of the soft spoken pony’s pleasurably rough neck bites. Then she blushed slightly.

“Oh…hey guys…hehehehe…”

Twilight’s right eye started twitching.

“Now wait a gosh darn second…since when are you and Fluttershy…eh…ah…” Applejack couldn’t bring herself to form the sentence.

“Alright alright…after I saw you and Rarity in the park that time…I kinda…told Fluttershy about it and wanted to try it…there ok?!”

“You told Fluttershy!?!” Rarity yelled.

“This has happened more than once?!” Twilight bellowed.

“I didn’t mean to! The way you described it sounded kinda cool and I couldn’t just ask one of you guys since I bagged on you so hard about it. So I asked Fluttershy.” Rainbow explained. She yanked the covers off the yellow equine. Fluttershy turned red and gave a guilty smile.

“I…I didn’t want to at first, I told her no so many times but then I started to get curious as to why she wanted to try it so badly but I still wasn’t sure and she just did it out of nowhere and…and…and…” Fluttershy’s eyes watered and she lowered her head. “I liked it…a lot…”

“I can’t believe this!” Twilight said.

“I mean, it’s not like it’s that much of a big deal thing. It’s just fun and kinda awesome! Rarity and Applejack are the ones with all the weird gooey lovey dovey stuff behind it.”

“Whoa now hold on there Rainbow! Don’t you go criticizing us!”

“SHUUUUUT UUUUUUP!” Twilight bellowed. The room went silent.

“It doesn’t matter WHY you guys are doing it…it’s the fact that you’re doing it period! You are all mares! Mares aren’t supposed to kiss Mares! Just like Colts aren’t supposed to kiss Colts! That’s like my brother Shining Armor kissing Big Mac…BLECH!” Twilight shuddered as the thought flashed in her head.

“Twilight, darling…” Rarity said approaching her.

“Don’t darling me! Are me and Pinkie Pie the only ponies here not kissing each other?”

Suddenly, Pinkie tackled Twilight and planted a big passionate smooch on Twilight’s lips.

“There ya go! Now we’re not!”

Twilight spit on the ground then wiped her mouth.

“PINKIE! WHAT THE HAY!?”

“What? I thought you didn’t want us to be left out?”

“THAT’S NOT AT ALL WHAT I MEANT!”

“Geez Twilight calm-” Rainbow Dash started.

“EVERYBODY GO TO BED! NOW! I NEED TIME TO THINK!”

Twilight stormed out of the house.

“Ohhh…Twilight wait!” Fluttershy attempted to fly after her before Applejack pulled her back by the tail.

“Let ‘er go…she needs ta clear her head.”

The soft spoken pony sighed and retreated back to bed.

Rarity and Applejack both went back up the stairs and got in their bed. Pinkie Pie was the only one standing in the middle of the room.

“Sooo is the sleep over…over? Or would that be an oxymoron? What do you say when a sleep over is over? Do you say: “Sleep over over?” That sounds kinda weird. Sleep over over! Sleep over over! SLEEP over over. Sleep OVER over. Sleep over OVER. SLEEP over OVER! SLEEP OVER over! Sleep OVER OVER! SLEEP OVER OV-!”

“PINKIE! Shut up and go back to sleep!” Rainbow Dash yelled.

“Okey Dokey Lokey!” Pinkie exclaimed as she belly flopped in bed again. There was silence for about thirty seconds before the pink pony gasped.

“OH MY GOSH! What if you were having a sleep over with walkie talkies?! Then what would you say!? Sleep over over, over? But THAT sounds even weirder! Sleep over over, over! SLEEP over over, over. Sleep OVER over, over! Slee-”. Pinkie was silenced as four pillows hit her in the face.

A couple minutes passed and soon the sound of snoring was heard, however, the only person snoozing was Pinkie Pie. Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash Applejack and Rarity all sat in their beds concerned.

“What if she never wants to talk to us again?” Fluttershy asked.

“We’re her best friends, that ain’t somethin’ ya just throw away on a whim.”

“Yes but, this isn’t just a mere whim darling, not to mention we kept this a secret from her.”

“But is this really something you just go around openly admitting?” Rainbow Dash inquired.

The four ponies sighed. An eerie quietness engulfed the room again. Rarity and Applejack looked at each other and frowned. They both shared a great sense of guilt. None of this would’ve happened had they just kept their emotions under control.

“You guys think she’s seriously gonna tell the princess?” Rainbow asked breaking the silence.

“Ah sure hope not…” Applejack said.

“I shudder to think how Princess Celestia would even take such news.” Rarity worried.

A tear fell down Fluttershy’s face.

“I don’t care who she tells…I just hope we can all still be friends after this…”

Rainbow Dash hugged her pegasus friend and Rarity and Applejack came down to make it a group hug. The pony quad fell asleep together and soon morning came. The door opened and the lights came on. Twilight had a solemn look on her face. She looked at her friends as they slowly awoke and they looked back at her. Twilight went over to her table and used magic to open a scroll as she dipped her quill in ink.

“Dear Princess Celestia…”

Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy all watched her intently.

“Today at my slumber party…”

The girls bit their lower lips and looked among each other then back at Twilight.

“I witnessed an abnormal act among my friends; mare on mare kissing. I’m unsure of how such behavior is condoned in Equestria, but I wanted to report it to you immediately so that it could be dealt with ASAP. Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle. SPIKE!”

Spike opened up a door from another room. It was the room in which Twilight once took Pinkie so she could study her “Pinkie Sense”. It was a room in which sound could neither get in or out and the baby dragon would sometimes sleep in that room when Twilight and Owlicious were working late at night or, in this case, when Twilight would have a sleepover. Spike yawned as he approached Twilight.

“Yes Twilight?”

“I need you to send a letter to the princess.”

“This one?” Spike said as he sat on the stool and rolled it up tying a bow on it. Fluttershy,
Rainbow Dash, Applejack and Rarity’s eyes widened as Spike took a deep breath to send the letter. Twilight used magic to take the letter from him and she tossed it in the fire place burning it to ashes. The ponies looked confused.

“What?” Fluttershy asked.

“Ah, ah don’ get it…” Applejack said.

“Take a letter Spike.” Twilight commanded.

“Um…ok?” he said as he dipped the quill in the ink and prepared to write.

“Dear Princess Celestia, today I learned the true meaning of the word “love” and the definition of the word “tolerate”. You see, true love is unconditional, it is patient, it is kind and non-judgmental. Who we love is not always about choice and everypony expresses it differently. This reins particularly true when it comes to your friends. They may do something that you don’t like or don’t agree with or you can’t even understand.”

The four ponies lowered their heads.

“However, this is where love and tolerance co-relate. Although you don’t understand what they are doing, it is not your right to place judgment upon them if it isn’t causing harm to anypony. At the end of the day you have to understand that there is room in this world for all creatures, big and small, therefore there is room for all their interests and preferences too. Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle.”

Spike finished writing, rolled up the scroll, put a bow on it and blew.

“There ya go. It’s on its way.”

“I was wrong to snap at you girls. Can you ever forgive me?”

“So, you mean, you still want us as friends?” Fluttershy said as her eyes watered.

“Of course! Just because I don’t understand it doesn’t mean I have the right to judge you guys. You’ve been there for me far too many times for me to just throw our friendship away on something this silly.”

Fluttershy hugged Twilight tightly and inhaled deeply.

“Yay….” She said softly.

Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Applejack all laughed they all embraced in a group hug.
As the hug broke the blue pegasus lowered her head and turned to Applejack and Rarity.

“Sorry, guys for breaking the Pinkie Promise.”

The two mares smiled at their friend

“It’s quite alright Rainbow Dash.”

“Eeeeyup!” Applejack said as she nuzzled Rarity who giggled.

Rainbow smiled at them.

Suddenly Pinkie Pie dropped from the top floor and sprung her back legs into the blue pegasus’ face. Rainbow Dash hit a nearby bookshelf then was covered in books as she landed on the floor.

“Ow! Hey! What was that for?!”

“For breaking a Pinkie Promise! NOPONY BREAKS A PINKIE PROMISE!” Pinkie glared.

Twilight laughed and hugged Pinkie.

“Oh Pinkie Pie…you’re so…so…”

“RANDOM!” Rainbow Dash yelled as she glared angrily at Pinkie before groaning and putting a hoof to her head.

The other ponies laughed hysterically. Spike titled his head in confusion.

“Did I …miss something?”

The six equines only laughed and giggled harder as Spike looked around and shrugged his shoulders.

“Girls…”