• Published 28th Jul 2019
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Romantic Mischief - TheHardie-Boy

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Expansion? ...Maybe?

Author's Note:

Hey guys,
In case you can’t tell by the title of the chapter, this is that second part to Peni Parker’s “Jake and the Fiery Unicorn”. Also, this does maintain continuity with Peni’s “Tale of Two Mares”. I hope you enjoy 😉

For the last couple of days, Starlight’s been kinda down, understandably so. I mean, it’s not like she knew she would develop feelings for Twilight.

Speaking of which, Twilight was having a rather...hard time figuring this all out. I would go into better detail, but I’m not exactly a mind-reader.

I wanted so badly to try to help, but I had absolutely no idea what to do. Starlight confessed, so all that was left to do was for Twilight to figure out how she felt. There was nothing I could do to make it easier, other than provide comfort.

Anyhow, right now, Starlight and I were snuggled up under a blanket in the library, reading a book together. I was doing my best to take Starlight’s mind off of her worries, and as far as I know, I was succeeding. She wasn’t sad or distracted. She seemed really happy.

Starlight had her head rested against my shoulder, warming it up. She also had her hooves around me as I had one arm wrapped around her.

A few hours into reading, there was a loud flash, followed by a crash, from another room. Starlight tightened her hooves around me as we both looked toward the door to the library.

Through the door walked a familiar unicorn with a familiar red and yellow mane and a familiar orange coat.

“Twilight has really gotta either fix the force from the portal or stop putting stuff right in front of it,” the unicorn mumbled.

“Well, I’ll be darned. I didn’t expect to see you here today, Sunset Shimmer,” I said with a small laugh.

Sunset suddenly blushed. “Oh, h-hey, Jake. How’ve you been?”

“Fine, and you?”

“F-Fine,” she stuttered.

Starlight looked at me with a questioning look, clinging to me for dear life.

Sunset looked to Starlight and gasped. “Oh, uh, sorry. You must be...Starlight Glimmer?”

Starlight looked cautiously at Sunset and slowly nodded. “So...somepony wanna catch me up here?”

“Oh, right. I’m Sunset Shimmer,” Sunset said, extending her hoof.

Starlight hesitantly shook it. “So...how do you two know each other?”

“Oh, uh, a few days ago, Sunset came, and we had a little chat. Speaking of which, how did it go with that guy you wanted to ask out?” I explained.

Sunset blushed furiously upon hearing my question. “A-Actually, I kinda got over him before I got the chance to ask him out.”

“Oh, well, that kinda sucks. Anyhow, if you’re here to talk to Twilight...” I paused to glance at Starlight, who looked down. “...she’s a little busy right now.”

Sunset’s blush somehow managed to increase as she rubbed the back of her head nervously. “I-I actually came here to talk to you.”

Starlight looked at the unicorn with a shocked expression.

“Me?” I asked.

“Heh, yeah. You see, ever since you talked to me the last time I was here...you’ve just kinda been on my mind a lot-“ Sunset started.

“Woah, woah, woah. Where are you going with this?” Starlight sternly cut off.

“Oh, you’re the other mare. Great,” Sunset muttered to herself.

“‘Other mare’? How much do you know about me?” Starlight asked, getting off the couch to walk towards Sunset.

“Not much...just that you and Twilight share a relationship with Jake,” Sunset said with a sheepish smile.

Starlight eyed Sunset with apprehension. I felt the tension in the room increase threefold.

“Starlight, why don’t we just hear what Sunset has it say? Maybe it’s not exactly what you think it is,” I said, trying to calm Starlight down.

“It’s not that. It’s just, you look familiar,” Starlight told Sunset.

“R-Really?” Sunset asked.

“Yeah, I’m pretty sure we’ve met before,” Starlight answered.

“Wait a minute, now that I think of it, so do you,” Sunset agreed.

“So you two’ve already met?” I asked.

The two mares ignored my question as they studied each other’s features.

“I know! You were my brother’s best friend back in Sire’s Hollow,” Sunset perked up.

“Your brother’s best friend...oh, now I remember you. You’re the mare who held me down and swatted my flank with a broom...repeatedly,” Starlight deadpanned.

“Well...you wouldn’t get out of my room!” Sunset retorted.

“Sunburst invited me over!” Starlight countered.

“Girls! Calm down! Now, how do you two know each other?” I asked.

Starlight turned to look at me. “Well, remember when I was telling you about my fillyhood friend Sunburst? Well, this is his sister.”

“Oh,” I said with a chuckle. “So, anyhow, what were you saying a minute ago, Sunset?”

Sunset’s blush from before returned with a vengeance. “I-I-I...y-you see, umm...I, uh, think this would be better if we were...alone.”

“Why? Whatever you have to say to me, you can say in front of Starlight,” I replied.

Sunset took a deep breath. “Iwashopingyoucouldextendyourrelationshiptome!”

“O-Okay, a little slower,” I pleaded.

“I...was...hoping...” Sunset began.

“Just say it already!” Starlight begged.

Sunset groaned. “I was hoping you could extend your relationship...t-to me.”

In that moment, I felt as if a ton of bricks hit me right upside the head. Sunset was an undeniably attractive mare...but we hardly even knew each other.

“W-What? Why?” I asked.

“It’s just...when we met, you were just so easy for me to talk to, and you were just so nice to me for no reason. So when I heard about your relationship with Twilight and Starlight, I just thought...I don’t know, why not me too?” Sunset stammered.

“I, uh, but we...we hardly know each other. We only met like...four days ago!” I countered.

“Well, how long did it take you to fall in love with me and Twilight?” Starlight smirked.

“For Twilight, two years. For you, two...days,” I said, realizing her point.

Starlight rolled her eyes.

“Wait, you’re not against this?” Sunset asked.

“Well, to be honest, no. I think this would be great to help get my mind off of...other things,” Starlight answered.

I quickly shook my head. “So you’re actually willing to share me with not only Twilight, but a mare you just met, only you knew since you were kids?”

“When you say it like that, it just sounds weird,” Starlight answered.

“That’s because it is! No offense, Sunset, but I don’t even know you that well! All I know about you is that you and Twilight have some weird history together that she wont talk about! Besides, there’s almost no way Twilight would allow this,” I countered.

Sunset sighed. “I knew it was a long shot.”

“Hold on. Jake, I see how you were looking at her a minute ago. You can’t possibly look me in the eye and tell me you don’t think she’s at least a little hot,” Starlight said smugly.

I felt my face heat up as Sunset looked back at me. “W-Well, I-I’m not gonna lie, you look...kinda hot...but that doesn’t change the fact that I don’t know you or that we have nothing in common.”

“Oh, we have more in common than you think,” Sunset replied.

“And if you’re worried that you hardly know Sunset, I’m pretty sure that issue can easily be dealt with,” Starlight added.

“How?” I asked, rubbing the bridge of my nose.

“Simple: you two can spend some time together!” Starlight answered.

“That’s a good idea,” Sunset agreed.

I wanted to say something, but my mouth wouldn’t cooperate.

“So, you and Jake can spend, say, a week together, and after that, you can tell for sure if you really wanna be part of our herd!” Starlight cheered.

“Herd?” Sunset asked.

“That’s what we call our relationship,” Starlight explained.

“Oh. So, yeah, I think that would work. The only thing is, do we tell Twilight?” Sunset asked.

“Probably a good idea. But like I said, she’s busy right now.” Starlight repeated

“Right. So...should we just start kissing or something-?”

“No! I mean, just like...get to know each other. Anyhow, I’ll leave you two alone, so you can talk,” Starlight said, leaving the library.

Sunset looked back at me. “So...wanna like...cuddle or something?”

I recovered from being left out of the conversation and looked at the amber unicorn, seeing that Starlight had left. “Wait...WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!”

Author’s Note: Since I can’t put an author’s note at the top and bottom, this is the next best thing. Anyhow, whether or not I make Sunset part of the herd will rely solely on your comments. Also, just a quick disclaimer here. The Sunset and Sunburst in my stories are brother and sister.