• Published 31st Aug 2019
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Romantic...Other Worlds? - TheHardie-Boy

After meeting an admittedly attractive unicorn from another world, Jake decides to see this world

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The Next Step

Author's Note:

Few things.
First, really feel like I'm pushing that Teen Rating. Just a little warning toward the end of the chapter.
Second, there's a journal segment here. Anything underlined will be what Twilight says.

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Sunset woke up and saw Jake was still happily asleep. Last night was mostly a blur for her, and she had a killer headache.

’Let’s see. The last thing I remember is...arguing with Jake’ Sunset thought dejectedly.

Sunset then looked at the position she and Jake were in. She had her arms wrapped around his waist, and her head on his chest. He had one of his arms wrapped over her back, and there was a smile on his sleeping face.

’Okay, something had to have happened. I could’ve sworn Jake was mad at me last night’

Sunset shifted a little to lay on her back next to Jake to concentrate. Little by little, it all started to come back.

’H-He...kissed me. He said...he loves me’

Sunset looked back at her boyfriend and couldn’t hold back a smile. She remembered the kiss, her euphoric state afterward, Jake’s carrying her to bed, all of it.

She wanted to stay there for a while longer, but she suddenly thought of another question.

’Is that even possible? I mean, I’ve never done anything like that with Flash, but then again…’

Sunset got out of bed and walked into the living room, but not before giving Jake a kiss on the side of the head and whispering in his ear, “Be right back.”

Jake stirred a little, but didn’t wake up.

Sunset got out her journal and held a pen up to the page.

’How am I even supposed to ask this?’

After a few minutes of wondering how to open the conversation, Sunset eventually started writing.

Princess Twilight, you there?

The journal stayed dormant for a while. Sunset just guessed Princess Twilight wasn’t awake yet. She closed the journal and got up to get breakfast started when the journal glowed, signifying a response.

Sunset sat back down and opened the journal.

Yeah, I’m here

Good, there’s something I want to ask you

Before you do, I want to apologize for lashing out at you like I did. I was really just afraid of losing Jake again like I did two years ago

Sunset paused. She wasn’t expecting that. The question she wanted to ask would be a little harder now.

It’s fine. I completely understand. Believe it or not, Twilight over here actually got a small crush on him too. Don’t worry about it though, she’s over it.

How is he?

Great. He’s asleep right now, but he’s having a great time over here. By the way, did you not tell him about my friends on purpose?

Maybe. Just thought I’d give you a potential laugh. Sweet Celestia, I miss him to death already

Don’t worry. I’ll make sure he loves you just as much when he comes back

Thanks, I guess. So what was it you wanted to ask?

Sunset paused again. She knew the only way to ask this was all at once.

This is gonna be really personal, but don’t take this the wrong way

Alright, I’m all ears, or eyes in this case

Have you and Jake…

Sunset paused again. She just couldn’t bring herself to ask such a personal question.

Have Jake and I what?

Sunset looked toward the bedroom. She could still make out the faint sound of Jake’s heavy breathing.

Sunset took a deep breath and kept writing.

Have you and Jake...done it?

Sunset winced, afraid of the possible response. The journal remained dormant way too long for her not to worry.

Finally, after about two agonizingly long minutes the journal glowed once again.

We have not. Honestly, I really, really want to, but I highly doubt it’s even possible, due to our difference in species

Sunset let the words sink in. She looked back at the bedroom, wondering if what Princess Twilight said was true.

Sorry to hear that. I’ll tell you what, my anatomy is still the same over here as in Equestria. I don’t know if it’s possible either, but if it is, I’ll try to push Jake in that direction

Thanks, I guess

Sunset heard Jake give a small grunt from the bedroom. “Sunset? Sunset, where are you?” Jake called out.

Sunset quickly turned back to the journal.

Gotta go. Jake’s waking up

Alright, nice talking to you, and tell him I said ‘hi’

Sunset quickly closed her journal and slid it under the table. “Out here, Jake.”

Jake walked out into the living with a groggy look. His light brown hair was a little messed up, and his blue eyes were a little bloodshot. Nevertheless, he smiled when he saw Sunset.

“How’d you sleep?” Jake asked as if he already knew the answer.

“A-Amazing...I-I could barely remember anything when I woke up,” Sunset replied, her smile growing every second.

Jake’s smile grew as well. “Do you now?”

All Sunset could do was nod.

Jake sat down next to her. “Good, because I meant every. Single. Word. You know that, right?”

Sunset felt her heart rate increase as she became giddy. “Y-Yeah.”

Jake chuckled and gave her a peck on the cheek before getting up and walking into the kitchen. “So what’s on the agenda for today?”

“N-Normally, I’d have school today, but I have today off. I was thinking we could go to the beach or something,” Sunset replied.

“Well...I’d be all for going to the beach, but I don’t exactly have a swimsuit,” Jake replied, looking through the fridge for something to eat.

Sunset facepalmed. ’Think, Sunset, think. There has to be something we can do’

“How about……are you afraid of heights?” Sunset asked.

“Not in particular. Why do you ask?” Jake called back.

“There’s a great skydiving place not too…” Sunset began to respond.

“Woah, woah, woah, can you even afford that?” Jake cut off.

Sunset was about to respond when she realized Jake was right. She didn’t have that kind of money, and she highly doubted Jake did. “Nevermind.”

“I think I may know something we could do. Is there, by any chance, something like a...miniature golf course anywhere in town?” Jake asked.

“I think I’ve seen one a few times. I’ve never tried it, though,” Sunser responded.

Jake walked back into the living room, not having found anything to eat. “Well, there’s a first time for everything.”

Sunset perked up a little. “Sounds good. Let me get breakfast made, and we’ll go.”

“Alright, you do that, and I’ll go get my old wallet,” Jake responded.

Sunset tilted her head in confusion and followed Jake. “Woah, wait, you have a wallet?”

Jake stopped walking and turned around, a hand on the back of his head. “Y-Yeah, I still had my old wallet from my old world when I was taken to Equestria. I brought it here since I didn’t want you to pay for everything while I was here.”

Sunset chuckled and walked back into the kitchen.

A few hours later, Jake and Sunset were at the first hole of the miniature golf course. Jake had offered for Sunset to go first. She put her red ball down on the mat and tried to line up the club.

“Sorry if I’m taking too long, I’ve never played this before,” Sunset told Jake.

“No problem. My parents took me mini-golfing once when I was four. Here, let me help you,” Jake responded.

Sunset was expecting Jake to walk up behind her and wrap his arms around her, but instead, he crouched next to her, adjusting her grip, straightening her stance, and turning her club.

“Now, just keep your head down, and give the ball a nice little tap,” Jake instructed.

Sunset took one last look at the hole before lightly stroking the club back and forth. The hole was a simple straight line, with no obstacles to get in the way. The ball rolled toward the hole and a nice speed.

“Come on, go in,” Jake cheered.

The ball got closer and closer...until it rolled out of the lip.

Jake threw his arms into the air and turned around, frustrated as if that were his shot.

Sunset, however, stood still, unable to believe what had just happened. “Are you kidding me?”

“Even with all the planning in the world, this game can still screw you over,” Jake said aloud.

Sunset still didn’t move, save for her fists beginning to clench. “The ball was going toward the hole, but it didn’t go in.”

Jake noticed that Sunset’s face was starting to turn a little red. “Umm, Sunset-”

“Are you friggin’ kidding me?!” Sunset yelled.

Jake got up and rushed over to his girlfriend. “Calm down, it’s just a game.”

Sunset took a few deep breaths, slowly unclenching her fists. “You’re right. It’s still annoying, though.”

“Let’s just finish this hole. It should get fun after this,” Jake said, walking up to take his shot.

Sunset and Jake were having fun come the eighteenth hole. Too bad it was almost over.

“This was the most fun I’ve had in awhile, and that’s really saying something,” Jake admitted.

Sunset watched as her ball went into the finishing machine and scoring her two strokes. “Really? I thought you liked it in Equestria,” she replied.

Jake set his ball down and lined up his shot. “I do, especially since I returned to Ponyville, but it’s extremely rare that I get to do something so simple and fun.”

Jake’s ball trickled through the circle and ended up getting him three strokes.

“What do you mean? I thought you said Equestria was a huge step up from your old world,” Sunset said as the two went to return their clubs.

“Trust me, it is. But...I still kinda miss being around my own kind. I just feel like...I fit in here,” Jake explained.

A thousand thoughts ran through Sunset’s head; ’Crap, he wants to stay. Twilight’s gonna be furious’, being the most common.

“So what do you wanna do now?” Jake asked, pulling Sunset out of her thoughts.

Sunset’s eyes darted around, trying to look for something to do. Her eyes rested upon a race track.

“There,” Sunset said, pointing to the track.

“Go-Karts? Okay,” Jake said, leading her over.

They paid for their tickets and got on board. There weren’t any other people lined up, so the pair had the track to themselves.

“Now, what you do with this, is you push down on the gas and steer,” Jake teased as he put on his helmet and sat down.

“No, what I do with this is kick your butt,” Sunset teased back, doing the same.

The lights turned green, signifying the start of a practice lap. The two slowly went down the track, getting used to the mechanics of the karts and familiarizing themselves with the track. Once they got back to the starting line, the karts picked up speed. The two of them sped down the track, making sharp turns and drifts. Sunset started out in front of Jake, and she was trying to stay in front. On the third lap, she tried to turn too fast and hit the wall, allowing Jake to pass her.

Jake turned his head toward her and blew her a kiss as her passed her.

“Oh, it’s so on now,” Sunset said, getting back up to speed.

The last two laps were filled with frequent passes and rough turns. As the final finish line grew closer, the pair slammed their feet on the gas. After the end of the race, the karts lost speed as Jake and Sunset did one last lap.

After they got out, they went over to a slow motion picture to see who won. It was neck and neck as the two karts sped across the finish line. The shot was shown at three angles: one from the right, one from the left, and one of a bird’s eye view.

In the end, the screen went yellow, signifying a tie.

“Well, we both suck,” Jake joked.

“That was so cool!” Sunset cheered, barely able to hold herself together.

Jake laughed at the teen, as the two of them walked inside of an arcade. They took in their surroundings as games roared and people ran by.

“Fifteen minutes, whichever one of us has the most tickets wins?” Jake challenged.

Sunset smirked. “It. Is. On.

By the time fifteen minutes, which turned into three hours, ran up, Sunset had the most tickets by one.

Jake was playfully sulking as they returned to Sunset’s home. He really had no hard feelings, he was just messing around.

“I said it once, I’ll say it again,” Jake said as they entered. “That was the most fun I’ve had in years.”

“I keep forgetting that there’s nothing like that in Equestria,” Sunset replied.

“Yeah. Man, this world is amazing. No wonder you rarely come to Equestria,” Jake said.

Sunset didn’t reply right away.

“Sunset? You okay?” Jake asked.

Sunset stayed quiet, gathering her thoughts. She didn’t know how to respond to that.

“Hello? Earth to Sunset?” Jake said, snapping his fingers in front of her face.

Sunset blinked and snapped out of her thoughts. “Jake, sit down. We need to have a talk.”

Jake tilted his head in confusion, but complied. Sunset took a seat across from him.

“Have you ever...looked at Princess Twilight in a passionate way?” Sunset slowly asked.

“Well, yeah, she’s one of my marefriends, and she’s been my best friend for years. Of course I love her,” Jake responded.

“I don’t mean just love. I mean...have you ever thought about...taking your relationship with her to the next level?” Sunset asked.

Jake took a minute to think over Sunset’s words. “What do you mean?”

Sunset sighed. “I mean...I’m just gonna say it. Have you ever thought about having sex with her?”

Jake’s eyes widened, but stayed still for a while.

“I-I’m sorry. I swear I’m not asking out of jealousy. I was talking with Princess Twilight this morning, and asked her if you two had done it. She said she wanted to, but didn’t think it was possible,” Sunset explained.

Jake sighed and lay back on the couch, rubbing his face. “I can’t believe it. I’m making the same mistake with Twilight that I did two years ago.”

“What do you mean?” Sunset asked.

“I’m dismissing her feelings because I didn’t think it was possible,” Jake explained. “Like when I left Ponyville two years ago, and didn’t think it was possible for Twilight to like me that way. Honestly, I haven’t even thought about having sex with her because I didn’t think it would work.”

“And if it would work?” Sunset asked.

A lone tear rolled down Jake’s cheek, and he smiled. “Of course I’d want to. I love her more than anything, save for you and Starlight. She’s always been there for me.” Jake suddenly pulled Sunset into a deep, intimate hug. “Thank you, Sunset. When I get back, which I know will have to happen, I’m going to talk to her about that.”

Sunset’s face turned completely red.

’Mission accomplished’

Sunset suddenly cleared her throat, and Jake let go. “I’m just gonna order a pizza for dinner. I’ll be in the bedroom.”

“~Oh, Jake~ Could you come in here for a minute?” Sunset called out in a certain tone that made Jake hesitate.

Jake slowly made his way into the bedroom. He opened the door just a little. There was romantic music playing and slightly dimmed lights aglow inside.

"Come all the way in, why don't you,” Sunset said in a slightly seductive tone.

Jake gulped and opened the door all the way. He felt any and all physical feelings of any kind leave his body when he saw Sunset.

She was on her knees on the bed, wearing black stockings and a black, slightly see-through robe. She had a passionate smile on her face, and her body was also moving in a circular motion that seemed to hypnotize Jake where he stood.

“Like what you see?” she said in the same, seductive tone.

Jake tried to respond, but words failed him.

Sunset motioned for him to come all the way inside and close the door. Jake did, his facial expression unchanging.

Sunset stood up and walked toward the hypnotized human. “I also told Twilight that I’d see if it was possible,” she said, running her hands over his shoulders and walking around him in a circle. She turned Jake around and pushed him onto the bed, so he was laying on his back. With an internal chuckle, Sunset undid the robe and let it fall to the floor, revealing a rather tight-looking pair of bra and panties.