• 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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Bonding and a rather...awkward conversation conversation

I woke up, somehow remembering where I was. Sure enough, Sunset was still snuggled up against me. For once, the sun wasn’t shining directly into my eye, so I stayed down for a few minutes until I got restless.

I wiggled a little to pull her closer. Her head was still buried in my chest, so I moved her so that her head was just below mine...only to realize that she had terrible morning breath.

I held down an audible *gag* as pulled the blanket off me and got out of bed. The gel was still in my hair from the day before, and it was driving me absolutely crazy. I hadn’t worn gel a whole lot in my lifetime, just for the...what was it called? The “Grand Galloping Gala?” something like that. I don’t know; I was bored out of my mind after Twilight invited me as her plus one a few years back.

No, not Twilight, Princess Twilight. I’ve really gotta get that under control. I know it’s gonna be annoying when I get back, because I’ll probably be used to calling her “Princess” by then, even though she’s my marefriend...and okay, it’s way too early for this much thinking.

I looked over at Sunset’s alarm clock and saw that...it wasn’t actually that early, just the normal time I got up. I made my way to the bathroom to get a shower...only to realize I hadn’t brought any extra clothes from Equestria.

Between this and meeting Sunset’s friends, I was 0 for 2 now.

When I got back to the bedroom, Sunset was stirring awake, groaning a slowly opening her eyes.

“Jake? Jake, where are you?” she asked, rubbing her eyes.

“I’m right here. H-Hey, you don’t happen to have any...deodorant do you?” I asked sheepishly.

She slowly sat up and stretched her arms. “Deodorant? Uh, yeah, I have some, but why do you...what’s so funny?”

I was looking away from her, snickering. Sunset’s hair was sticking out, ninety degrees to her right, and it looked hilarious.

“It’s my hair isn’t it?” Sunset deadpanned.

I nodded, keeping my eyes closed as to not break out laughing.

Sunset gave an audible huff as I heard her get up and walk past me. I opened my eyes and heard water running in the bathroom.

I slowly walked over and knocked on the door. “S-Sunset?”

“Oh, right. Um...don’t look. I’ll hand you the deodorant,” Sunset said on the other side of the door.

The door opened, and I got an ever-so-small glimpse. The room was a little steamy, and I saw just a little bit of Sunset before quickly looking away.

'Yeah...we’re not there quite yet'

I felt something poke my arm and cautiously grabbed onto it. Luckily, when I heard the door close, I felt relieved. I took a look at what Sunset handed my: a stick of deodorant.

“Thanks, Sunset,” I said through the door.

“No problem, Jake. I don’t usually take too long in here, so I’ll be right out, and then you can use it if you need to,” Sunset replied.

Nothing to do, I went into the kitchen and looked for something to eat.

A few minutes later, I had come up with nothing for breakfast. If only Spike were here. Then again, he’s a baby dragon in Equestria, so I’m not entirely sure...how old he’d be. I was 27 back in my world, but the portal made me younger, so...again, too much thinking.

I had taken to sitting on the couch and reading a book. After a few minutes, I heard the door to the bathroom open and the door to the bedroom close.

Another few minutes later, Sunset came out, wearing a new outfit. She had the same black leather jacket as before, as well as an orange shirt underneath. She also wore a purple and orange skirt, with a pair of black boots.

Her hair was done up in the same style as yesterday, but it still looked a little wet...as well as the rest of her body…

Sunset chuckled. “You, uh, got a little...situation going there.”

I shot up from the couch and turned to the side, blushing with embarrassment. Sunset started laughing even harder.

“It’s not funny!” I said, but Sunset kept laughing. “Stop it! Stop laughing!” At this point I could admit it was a little funny, and was just messing with Sunset.

“Oh-ho, I’m sorry. Anyway, did you get anything to eat?” Sunset asked.

“No, I’m not really big on cooking,” I replied.

“That’s fine. I’ll get something started here. I am starving,” Sunset said, walking into her kitchen-that-was-really-just-an-extension-of-her-living-room.

“I’m gonna go freshen up a little and wash the gel out of my friggin’ hair,” I said, exaggerating the last part.

“Yeah, you go ahead and ‘freshen up’,” Sunset called as I walked down the hall.

“Shut up!” I called back.

A few minutes later, after I got rid of the stench of my sweat from yesterday and the gel out of my hair, I walked back into the kitchen.

Sunset was at the stove, making what looked like pancakes, and singing to herself.

Makin’ pancakes~
Makin’ bacon pancakes~
Take a bacon, and I put it in a pancake~
Bacon pancakes, that’s what it’s gonna make~
Bacon pancakes~!”

I smiled. Sunset sounded really good. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say she was in a band.

Sunset kept signing to herself as she finished making pancakes until she turned around with two plates of pancakes and another plate of...could it be?

“Oh, hey, I made bacon and pancakes. I hope you like them,” Sunset said, placing the plates on the table.

It was. It was...bacon!

“You look a little...distracted there,” Sunset stated, pulling me out of my daydream.

“S-Sorry. It’s just, you have no idea how long it’s been since I’ve had bacon,” I sheepishly replied. Then something occurred to me. “You eat meat? Aren't you like...appalled by meat since you’re, you know, a pony?”

“No, I don’t eat meat, but I figured you might since you’re human. And no, I’m not ‘appalled’ by meat; I’ve long come to accept the fact that people here eat meat,” Sunset replied.

I put a few pancakes on my plate, as well as a few...okay, a lot of slices of bacon, and took a bite.

It was good, but I made sure not to get carried away.

“Anyhow,” I said, getting Sunset’s attention, who was cutting her pancakes. “You’re a good singer. Do you perform?”

“Oh, yeah. I’m in a band with my friends, in fact,” Sunset answered.

I mentally facepalmed. “What do you call yourselves?”

“The Rainbooms,” Sunset replied, matter-of-factly.

I chuckled on the inside. “Let me guess: Rainbow Dash started it?”

Sunset laughed a little. “Well, duh. They actually started the band before I was their friend, and then there was the whole incident at the Fall...Formal,” she said, a frown on her face to finish.

“That was the when you...you know, right?” I asked just for clarification.

Sunset simply nodded, unable to look at me.

I scooted over and wrapped my arm around her for a comforting hug. “Hey, that’s in the past. I wasn’t there, so I’m not gonna make a big deal about it, okay?”

Sunset rested her head on my shoulder. “Thank you, Jake. I can’t believe I was the one to accidentally bring that up. Usually, it’s one of my friends, who always say ‘no offense’, and I pretend not to be offended, even though it hurts and…” I could hear her start to cry.

I patted her head with my free hand.

“I’m so messed up,” she said between sobs.

“No, Sunset, you’re not.” I held her chin up with my hand. “Sure, you’ve made a lot of mistakes, but like I said, I wasn’t there for that, so, quite frankly, it doesn’t really matter to me.”

Sunset smiled at me through teary eyes. Looking at her like that, I couldn’t help but think of Starlight back in Equestria. These two had so much in common.

Nevertheless, I decided to change the subject. “So, any plans for today?”

Sunset blinked the tears out of her eyes. “Well, my friends and I did have plans to see a movie, so I guess you could come if you wanted to. Why do you ask?”

I paused a moment. This next part was gonna be the sheer definition of awkward.

“Well...I kinda wanted to tell them about our...relationship…” I said.

“Really? Okay, then,” Sunset interrupted.

“You didn’t let me finish. I want to tell them about our relationship, and...my other relationships,” I finished, wincing toward the end.

Sunset actually shook a little. “W-What? Don’t you think they’ll think it’s, oh I don’t know, weird?”

“Maybe, but I have a reason for it, and I don’t think you’re gonna be the biggest fan of it,” I answered.

“This oughta be good,” Sunset muttered.

“Well, I know for a fact that you saw how your Twilight was yesterday,” I began, pausing to let her think.

Sunset rolled her eyes and groaned. “Don’t remind me. Now I really see why Princess Twilight acted the way she did.”

“Yeah, well, I know that you didn’t like it, but it felt awkward as all hell for me. So, I figured if she knew about my...relationship status, she’d, for lack of a better term, back off,” I explained.

“Okay, but why not just tell them about us? Why tell them about Princess Twilight and Starlight too?” Sunset asked.

“Well, you see, remember when I told you about my travels across Equestria when we first me?” Sunset nodded. “Well, as it turns out, Twilight had a crush on me ever since I left, and that crush only intensified when I returned. The whole time, though, I had no idea. So...I kinda fell in love with Starlight first.”

“I’m not following,” Sunset interrupted again.

“When Twilight found out, although, I’m still not sure how, she spent the next two days straight in her room, crying. If I tell your Twilight about just us, I’m afraid she might do the same. But if I tell her about me and my Twilight, I have a feeling she’d be fine. A little weirded out, but fine,” I finished.

“Okay, I guess that makes sense. I’ll text my friends and tell them we want to get together for that movie, and you can tell them then,” Sunset said, pulling out her phone.

A few hours later, all of us were outside the movie theater, talking about the movie we just saw.

Considering the plot, which was just a severely cliche love story, I didn’t have much to say.

After a while, I knew I would have to bring up what I wanted to talk about, but I had no idea how. I also knew it was gonna be extremely awkward, but that would be unavoidable. Also, it’s not like I hadn’t had my fair share of that already today.

During the movie, Twilight volunteered to sit next to me so I “wouldn’t be on the end”. I could tell Sunset was a little peeved about it, but she kept it down. Anyhow, Twilight kept subtly slipping her hand over mine the entire friggin’ movie, and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, so I just pretended to ignore it.

“Do any of you girls think that could be applied to real life?” asked Rarity, pulling me out of my thoughts.

“Well, maybe. Jake, you’re from another human world. What do you think?” asked Fluttershy.

Cruel irony’

“Well, I-I guess the techniques used in the movie could, uh...be used in today’s...modern society, but-”

“Jake, are ya’ okay? You seem more anxious than a group o’ ants at a picnic,” Applejack cut off.

I glanced at Sunset, who subtly nodded, so her friends couldn’t tell.

“There’s...something I think I should tell you all,” I admitted.

“Ooooooo, mysterious,” Pinkie said, twinkling her fingers.

I rolled my eyes before I could continue. “The reason I’m here...remember when you saw me and Sunset holding hands yesterday?”

I noticed Twilight’s eyes move toward the ground, while the rest of her friends eagerly nodded.

“Well...I’m kinda here as like-”

“A date?!” Pinkie asked excitedly, earning annoyed glances from everyone except me

Everyone looked back at me with anticipation.

“I, uh...guess you could call it that,” I said, sheepishly rubbing the back of my head.

Twilight’s shoulders drooped and her eyes looked like they were about to fill with tears.

“Hold on, didn’t you say you lived in Sunset’s old world? I’m surprised you would want to give up your life there,” Rarity said.

“Well, there’s more,” I responded.

The table became dead silent. I wasn’t sure how to say this next part.

“Umm...remember yesterday when one of you asked about my relationship with ponies in Equestria?” I asked.

A few of them nodded, while a few of them slowly shook their heads.

“Well, I’m also...in a relationship with Princess Twilight...as well as another mare,” I admitted.

“I’m sorry, but are you saying that you’re dating Princess Twilight, as well as cheating on her with not only Sunset, but another girl as well?” Rainbow Dash, clearly confused.

“Well, no-” I started.

“That’s what it sounds like to me,” Applejack cut off, Rarity and Fluttershy nodding as well.

“Well, actually-”

“They share him,” Sunset cut off.

Everyone looked at Sunset like she was crazy, including Twilight, to my surprise.

“They what now?” Applejack asked.

“They share him,” Sunset repeated.

“I-It’s true. Princess Twilight shares me with another mare as their boyfriend,” I added.

Rainbow Dash shook her head. “I-I-I’m sorry, how does that work exactly?”

I chuckled a little. “Don’t ask me. It’s really confusing. It just kinda...works. I don’t really know how, but it does.”

“And now you’re here to be Sunset’s boyfriend too?” Rarity asked.

“Well...yeah,” was all I could say.

“Al...right then, as long as yer’ happy, Ah guess,” Applejack sighed.

“Asking questions obviously isn’t going to help. Although...you aren't dating us over there, are you?” Rarity asked.

I shook my head furiously. “No, no, no, I’m not I'm just friends with all of you over there.”

“Well...I guess I’m happy for you two then. Although, I wouldn’t mind if we didn’t bring this up ever again,” Twilight spoke up.

Well, that mission’s officially accomplished

“I think I agree with Twilight. All this thinking kinda hurts,” Rainbow added.

“So, then I guess we could go do something else. It’s only noon,” Sunset said, looking at her phone.

“You know, I don’t know about you guys, but I could really go for some ice cream right about now,” Rainbow Dash suggested.

All of us nodded in agreement and got up to go, Sunset and me holding hands.

The two of us lingered behind the others a little when Twilight called us to talk to her.

“I’m...not gonna lie, I was kinda attracted to you, Jake, when we first met, so sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable at all,” Twilight confessed.

Sunset and I chuckled. “Yeah, we noticed. Don’t feel bad about making me uncomfortable, you had no idea,” I said.

“Yeah, but be honest, did you tell all of us that so I would back off?” Twilight asked.

I couldn’t help but blush with embarrassment, and Sunset did the same.

Twilight chuckled when we did. “It’s fine if you did.”

I sighed. “Yeah, we did. Don’t take it the wrong way, though. The right guy for you’s out there, he’s just not me.”

“Hey, you guys coming or what?” Rainbow called to us.

We all looked and saw that we had stopped walking, and they had gotten pretty far ahead of us.

“Come on, I need some mint chip in me,” Sunset said.

We all shared a giggle and caught up with the rest of the group.

Author's Note:

Hey guys,
If didn't need the 'sex' tag before, I definitely need it now