• Published 18th Jun 2019
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Dearest of Desires - twience

Twilight Sparkle goes to a party, where she unfortunately spots her ex. Quickly, she stupidly decides to pretend to be dating the nearest person she could find. Who fortunately for her, happens to be very attractive. Well, she got her number. Right!?

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5. Confirmation

Dearest Of Desires Chapter 5
By, Serenityx

"Come on, you slow pokes!" Pinkie called from the door, waving her hand.

Rainbow chuckled. "It's just school."

"Yeah, but it's the first warm day of spring! Say goodbye to tights," Pinkie exclaimed, showing off her legs. She wore a baby blue skirt with a pink t-shirt, with matching pink half inched heels.

Rainbow looked down at herself. She wore light denim jeans and a black shirt with some random quote on it. Then, her signature rainbow-like sneakers. "Meh."

"Don't worry Dashie, I'll make sure you wear the most attractive sporty looking outfit tomorrow," Pinkie smiled.

"Thanks, Pinks," Rainbow replied. Not really knowing how else to answer.

Pinkie glanced down at her watch. "We're are gonna be late! Sunny!"

"Hold your horses, I'm coming," Sunset said buckling her boots.

Pinkie gave Sunset a deadpan stare. "Sunset Shimmer, the only girl that wears boots in spring."

"Hey! They're comfortable! Besides, they're ankled," Sunset retorted. Along with her boots, Sunset wore magenta shorts and an orange halter top.

Pinkie giggled. "Alright, grab your bags and let's get a move on."

"I've got mine, we're just waiting for Shimmer."

Sunset stood up and brushed down her clothes. "Right. One sec."

Sunset speed walked back to her bedroom and grabbed her book bag. She put her cell phone into it and was about to leave the room. However, she went to her desk and took out her journal. She would never leave her diary at home. She put in into her bag as well and walked out the room.

They girls would normally just walk to campus, as Sunset did yesterday to meet Minuette. But because they were already late, Sunset grabbed her car keys and joined her friends in her car.

Rainbow turned on some tunes and started browsing her phone. Pinkie hummed to the music and Sunset tapped the steering wheel as she drove. It was no lie that the three loved music. Actually, music was the thing that drove them together in the first place.

When they reached campus, Sunset parked the car and they all exited the car and started making their ways into the main building.

"When do y'all's classes end today?" Rainbow asked them.

"I've got a test last period, which means another fifteen minute extension," Pinkie answered. "Also, full blocks for all of my others."

Rainbow nodded. "Okay, no problem. Same as always for me. SunShim?"

Sunset put a finger to her chin. "Just four periods today. I get out early."

Pinkie tilted her head and frowned at that.

"Oh don't worry," Sunset shook her head. "I can just go to the cafe'. Might as well get in some extra studying."

"Alrighty! Bye girls!" Pinkie exclaimed, then started walking to her first class.

"Later," said Rainbow, as she started to walk to class as well.

Sunset just waved, then made her way to the stairwell. Since her first class was on the second floor.

Twilight joined her friends in breakfast that morning. Since they lived in dorms, they could easily get early access to the supplied breakfast the school gave out.

Twilight sat her tray, which included some apple juice and a banana nut muffin, down on the table. "Hi, girls."

"Good morning, Twilight," Fluttershy smiled, then brought her milk to her mouth.

"Top of the mornin' to ya, Twi," Applejack greeted.

Rarity waved as she ate a strawberry out of her fruit cup.

"So, uh, today's the day huh?" Twilight brought up.

"Oh, yes. I suppose so..." Fluttershy answered her, but still feeling a bit nervous. "Are you excited?" she wanted to know her friends opinion.

"Not excited that is. To be honest, I'm thinking of just backing out," Twilight said.

Rarity almost choked on a grape. "Back out? Heavens no. We've worked too hard for this moment."

"So, if you don't mind me asking, how exactly are we gonna meet Sunset Shimmer?" Applejack asked.

Twilight blinked. Applejack had made a point. They haven't ever discussed how they were going to meet Sunset in the first place. Could they just show up at the college and not get in trouble? When would they even go? Lunch period isn't that long of a period to go to another school and come back.

"We need an excuse, that's all," Rarity answered simply. "What's you two's classes after lunch?"

"Our electives, meaning our major classes," Applejack said.

Rarity pondered for a moment. "Huh..."


Rarity faced Twilight perplexed. "Sick...?"

"Applejack and Fluttershy get sick. Not literally, but if we can get their teacher to believe they're sick, they can get sent home. We can pretend they went to a restaurant last night and somehow got food poisoning. Once they are dismissed to go, they can head over to GNU with ease," Twilight explained proudly.

"What if we get caught?" Fluttershy asked. "We're obviously not 'sick'."

"Yes..." Rarity tapped the table thinking.

"Just be careful. GNU allows visitors. As long as you don't do anything to cause attention, they won't ask for your ID's," Twilight said.

"Then where does Sunset come into play? She could be in class for all we know," Applejack mentioned.

"Oh no she won't!" Rarity hummed. She then took a piece of folded up paper from her purse and handed it to Applejack. "Twilight managed to get her schedule. Sunset gets out early today. If you two manage to get to her college just as she's leaving, it would make things way easier."

Applejack skimmed the schedule hesitantly. She sighed to herself and stuffed the paper into her back pocket. "Fine."

Fluttershy squeaked. Rarity cheered to Twilight as if it was her idea to find Sunset in the first place. Twilight gave off a smile smile in return.

This is going to end so badly...

"Miss Shy, are you alright?"

Fluttershy coughed. "I'm sorry..."

"Are you feeling sick?"

"My stomach is aching ma'am. I don't feel all that well..."

Someone else in the room started a coughing fit.

The teacher blinked, and looked over. "Miss Apple?"

Applejack covered her mouth with her hand. "C-Can I be dismissed?"

"Yes! Yes, of course!"

Fluttershy raised her hand. "Me and Applejack went out with some friends last night. I think the food must've gave us food poisoning..." she coughed again.

The teacher started to sweat. "P-Please, leave you two. I'll let attendance know you went home sick, just get out of here."

Applejack said thank you to the teacher, not trying to add more onto the lie, and left. She's always been a bad liar anyways. Fluttershy grabbed ahold of her stuff and left fourth block with her friend.

The teacher let out a sigh of relief and continued to teach the rest of the class, who also looked disturbed by the two girls' sickness.

When Applejack and Fluttershy made it out the building, they gave each other a proud high five.

"That went... better than I expected," Fluttershy smiled.

"Heh... I guess so. Come on," Applejack replied and led Fluttershy to her old car.

They drove for maybe about ten minutes before they reached Green Neigh University. The school looked amazing; individual buildings, big glass windows, greens and yellows, mustang mascots. The school was truly, only a tad bigger than Canterlot U, but it looked mighty bigger from Applejack and Fluttershy's standards.

Applejack parked in one of the available parking spaces. Some students that were walking around campus gave them odd looks, but only for a matter of seconds before returning to whatever they were doing.

When they exited the car, each girl took in the view.

"Wow," Applejack gawked.

"It's amazing," Fluttershy added.

Applejack snorted. "Yeah. Say, we should be looking for Sunset."

Fluttershy nodded. "You're right. Why don't we ask around?" With that, she started to walk off.

"I dunno, Shy. That would possibly draw attention— Fluttershy?" Applejack looked around. She sighed when she spotted her walking up to some lilac girl with star earrings coming out the main building. "Fluttershy!" She started to chase after her.

Fluttershy apparently didn't hear her friend. "E-Excuse me, do you have a minute?"

The girl stopped and eyed Fluttershy confused. "Uh sure. What's up?"

"Oh, well I was just wondering—"


She stopped her answer and faced Applejack. "Huh?"

"You can't just run off! Remember what Twilight said? We can't draw attention to ourselves."

The girl Fluttershy was talking to blinked. "What are you talking about?"

Instead of responding to that question with another lie, Applejack asked her one instead. "And just who might you be?"

The girl pointed to herself. "Starlight Glimmer. Who are you?"

"Applejack. Sorry about my friend, we're just trying to find someone."

Fluttershy rubbed her arm. "Sorry, Applejack." Odd; Fluttershy wasn't one to walk up to people spontaneously.

That's when they heard another voice and several footsteps. Even Starlight, being curious, glanced up.

"Who are you looking for? Maybe I can help."

Applejack's and Fluttershy's mouths were now agape, as Starlight just smiled.

"Oh hey," Starlight waved at the upcomer.

"Hey, Starlight. Who are your friends?" Sunset walked down the steps to ground level with them.

"Uh, I think their names are Applejack and Fluttershy. And they're not my friends. I told you, I don't make friends," Starlight answered coldy.

"No friends huh? What do you call me then?" Sunset smirked.

"Uh..." Starlight pursed her lips. "An acquaintance, uh... study buddy, and um... a lab partner. Nothing more!"

Sunset laughed. "Whatever you say." Sunset looked over to the other two girls. "Are you two okay?"

"Peachy," Applejack was first to answer. She glared at Fluttershy who was still staring and nudge her shoulder.

"Yes! I'm fine! Thanks, Sunset Shimmer," Fluttershy finally said.

Sunset smiled but raised an eyebrow. "You know my name?"

"...Yes. I- I mean we, watch your videos on youtube!" Fluttershy blurted.

"Ah I see," Sunset nodded.

Thinking the introductions were over, Starlight was next to speak up. "So, who are you looking for again?"

"Actually, we already found her," Applejack pointed at Sunset.

Sunset blinked. Then, finally realized what she meant. "Me!? Wow, I didn't expect this," Sunset put a hand to her chest. She then went over to Applejack and shook her hand. "It's always nice to meet fans!"

Applejack stared at her shaking hand, then back up at Sunset. "Fans...?"

Starlight just rolled her eyes at this exchangement.

"Of course!" Sunset exclaimed, then released her hand. "So, do you have any interest yourself in gaming? Do you own any gaming consoles? What's about your favorite—"

As Sunset continued to bury Applejack with questions, this was when Fluttershy decided to take out her phone. Starlight wasn't paying no mind to Fluttershy, instead curious with what Applejack's answers were going to be.

Fluttershy carefully opened her camera, turned the flash off, and slowly raised it so that Sunset was in view. When not her hands or face were moving, Fluttershy snapped the photo and quickly pocketed her device.

Thankfully, Applejack was already putting the game conversation to an end.

"That's mighty kind of ya, Sunset. But I don't own any of those... systems. How about we just hang out in person instead?" Applejack offered.

Sunset looked over at Fluttershy who gave a nod of agreement. Then Starlight who gave her a look that screamed 'why are you even talking to them?'

"Why not," Sunset shrugged.

"Yay," Fluttershy shyly cheered.

"Wait what?" Applejack was stunned.

Fluttershy kicked Applejack's shin. "We should totally plan something. Our other friends would probably like to come along too."

Applejack bit her lip. Though not in suspense, but in pain of her throbbing shin.

"Cool. I could ask my friends if they'd like to join as well," Sunset mentioned.

"Oh uh, you don't have to..." Applejack said.

"Don't worry, they're friendly. Wild, but friendly," Sunset told them.

"I'm right here ya know," Starlight glared.

Sunset looked back at Starlight. "Oh, didn't mean to include you. We aren't friends, remember?"

"Okay, now you're just mocking me," said Starlight.

Sunset just laughed.

"Anywho, gotta run. I'm now late for my study date with Moondancer," Starlight mentioned.

Sunset put a finger to her chin. "Date, huh?"

Starlight's ears started to go red. "I really hate you, Sunset," she said, trying to keep a smile off her face. "Gotta go!" Starlight gently shoved Sunset with her hand and walked off.

"But you love me!" Sunset screamed towards her. Starlight's only response was a finger Sunset only ever saw from her.

Sunset chuckled, but calmed herself as she faced the two girls again. "Anyway, sorry about that. So, this actually seems like fun. Should we exchange numbers?"

"For sure," Fluttershy smiled and gave Sunset her phone. Applejack followed suit and gave Sunset her phone as well. Sunset happily accepted both and began entering her number into their devices. When done, she gave each phone back. "Thanks."

"Don't mention it," replied Sunset.

Applejack glanced down at her phone. "Oh, look at that. Shy, we should really be going."

Fluttershy cocked her eyebrows for a moment. "Oh! Right!"

"It was nice meeting you," Sunset commented. "I should be heading out too. I promised myself I'd get some studying in."

Studying? Her and Twilight are actually perfect for each other. Applejack thought.

"We wouldn't want to keep you. We'll text you, Sunset," Applejack told her.

"And I'll answer," Sunset smiled. "See you."

"Goodbye," Fluttershy waved.

Applejack and Fluttershy began to walk back to their car. Sunset stared for awhile before deciding to finally head over to the library.

Huh. Sunset shrugged. I guess I really am famous.

Author's Note:

Minor flaw. Looks like their are gonna be some extra guests on Twilight's and Sunset's "date."

Behind The Scenes: Ya know, I was so confident with my plan, I never even came up with how Aj and Shy were gonna meet Sunset in the first place. Everything I came up with that was creative, just sounded more and more illegal. So, I went with the boring old sickness lie.

Alternate Chapter Title: Stomach Flu

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