• Published 15th Jan 2013
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TwiMacVerse Part 3: The Apple of My Bulls Eye - ThatBronyWithTheClipOns

Sweet Apple Acres gets help from cousin Braeburn and his best buddy Mal, who Applejack has never been a big fan of. And in between all that, a certain pink party pony also finds romance, and we see more of our TwiMac couple.

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Chapter 20: Back to the Library and Back to Work

Rainbow Dash, Bookworm, and Bifröst made their way to the Golden Oaks Library to pay a visit to the very pregnant Twilight Sparkle. The cerulean pegasus and her husband were hoping for a free place to stay, while Bifröst got to work on making a custom house for them.

“So, when is your friend due?” asked Bifröst.

“Last I heard, just a couple months,” said Rainbow Dash.

“They know the gender?” Bifröst asked another question.

“Unicorns don’t know the gender of their foals till they’re born,” responded Bookworm. “Our magic prevents ultrasounds from working.”

“Huh, that sure is interesting,” thought Bifröst. “Who’s watching over her at this time of day?”

“Well, of course Big Macintosh has to work on the farm,” began Rainbow Dash. “Though he has been cutting back to help here as best as he can. But, no worries, she’s still got her number one assistant Spike to help her out.”

They walked up to the front door and Rainbow Dash knocked a few times.

“Just a moment!” yelled Spike from inside.

The purple dragon opened the front door, and appeared to have grown a couple more inches since Rainbow Dash and Bookworm last saw him.

“Hey, Rainbow and Bookworm,” greeted Spike. “Who’s this other guy with you?”

“This is my dad, Bifröst,” Rainbow Dash introduced him to Spike.

“Nice to meet you sir,” Spike said.

“Say Spike…” began Rainbow Dash. “Have you grown since we last saw you?”

“We just saw each other yesterday,” thought Spike. “I don’t think I’m any taller. But, I’m not a baby dragon anymore, you know?”

“You’re not having one of those greedy phases again, are you?” Rainbow Dash asked nervously.

“No, Dash, I’m not,” grumbled Spike.

“What are you two talking about?” asked Bifröst.

“It’s a long story,” Spike, Dash, and Bookworm said in unison.

Spike led them all in.

“Twilight will be happy to have visitors,” said Spike. “She can’t do a whole lot lately, you know. I can’t believe she only has a couple more months to go!”

“It can’t come any sooner,” groaned Twilight, sitting on the couch.

“Good to see you again, Twi,” exclaimed Rainbow Dash, giving her pregnant friend a hug.

“It’s only been a day,” commented Twilight. “What happened to staying at Applejack’s?”

“Well, I’m thinking they have enough ponies staying over there,” grinned Dash.

“I see,” replied Twilight, a little suspicious at how Rainbow Dash worded it. “It’s nice to see you again too, Mr. Dash.”

“Bifröst will do just fine,” replied Dash’s dad. “Dashie and her husband are planning to build their own house. I’m gonna get everything ready for them, but they need a place to stay. They were thinking you could use some help around here, given your condition.”

“Isn’t that the truth,” exclaimed Twilight, looking down at her ever growing belly. “That does sound like a great idea though. I suppose you could sleep in the basement. We can easily get a cot down there for you both.”

“Sounds awesome to me,” said Dash. “How long do you think it’ll take to get the house built, dad?”

“Well, that depends on a lot of things really,” said Bifröst. “Weather conditions, how fast the workers will be, plus making sure everything is safe and secure.”

“Sounds really boring,” replied Dash.

“Well, it’s not a race, honey,” chuckled Bifröst.

“You should ask Apple Bloom for some help,” said Spike. “She’s really good with tools.”

“I’m thinking we should use adults, Spike,” said Dash.

“Ok, it’s your loss though,” shrugged Spike.

Rainbow Dash and Bookworm managed to acquire a cot to put in the basement of the library, and set up a few other furnishings to make it a bit more homey. Bookworm figured that he would help Spike with organizing the library on a regular basis, while Dash went to go get her old job back with the Ponyville weather team. She met up with the current leader of the team, Thunderlane.

“So what happened, Dash? Couldn’t keep up with the Wonderbolts?” asked Thunderlane.

“Oh, please! If anything, they couldn’t keep up with me,” exclaimed Rainbow Dash defensively. “It just turned out to not be the place for me, ok Thunderlane?”

“I suppose that’s fair enough,” he said. “So, you think it’ll be that simple to get your old job back?”

“Why wouldn’t it be?” she asked. “I was the best worker you guys had.”

“Still just as humble,” he replied.

“You know it’s true,” she retorted. “This is a win-win for everypony. I get a job, and you guys get a top notch flyer and former celebrity working for you!”

“I guess that wouldn’t be such a bad thing,” thought Thunderlane. “Well, when can you start working again?”

“Anytime you need me,” said Dash. “Although, I am hoping we can keep the rain down for a little. My husband and I are in the process of building a house.”

“We’ll see what we can do, but I can’t make any promises,” said Thunderlane. “We’re at a time of year where rain is beneficial. Either way, welcome back Rainbow Dash.”

“Good to be back, Thunderlane,” replied Rainbow Dash, and the two gave each other a slam hoof.

And Rainbow Dash really was happy to be back in her old job. After all, it meant more chances to relax and see her friends more often. Sure, it wasn’t as glamorous as being a Wonderbolt, but happiness and friendship were more important at this point in her life.

Author's Note:

Finally! A new chapter! Sorry for delays, I was just having a bit of the ol writer's block. Promise I'll get the next chapter out a lot sooner.