• 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 25: Makeover!

Rarity was having a typical day at the Carousel Boutique, when she got a knock at the door. The fashionista was surprised to see Applejack at her doorstep.

“Applejack, darling,” she said in surprise. “What brings you to my shop?”

“Well…ah uh…” Applejack began, clearly having trouble getting it out. “Can we go into yer shop first?”

“Certainly,” said Rarity.

Once Applejack entered, Rarity flipped the open sign to closed, as she figured Applejack had something private to talk about.

“Alright then dear, what do you have to say?”

“Well…ah’m sure you know about me and Mal Wesson?”

“Oh yes! That stallion who picks on you. Is he still helping out on the farm?”

“Sure is. Ya may have heard about me kickin him in the face.”

Rarity let out a chuckle

“Of course. Sweetie Belle told me all about it. I’m certain he had it coming.”

Applejack chuckled a bit as well.

“Yeah…he did. Anyway, we…decided to go out on a date.”

Rarity let out a gasp.

“What!? Really!?”

“Yeah…”

“Oh, Applejack darling! That’s so wonderful! I knew there was some sort of spark between you two!”

“Yeah, ah figured most knew.”

“Are you going out tonight?”

“Yeah…”

“Well then, what brings you here?”

Applejack began looking at the floor and twirling her front hoof before talking.

“Well…ah was…wonderin if it would be possible…if you could make me look pretty for the date…

“I’m sorry dear, but could you speak up a little louder?”

“Could you…make me look pretty for the date?

“Please speak up, Applejack.”

“Make me look pretty for the date!”

“Really!? You want me to give you a makeover!?”

“Why the hay else would ah be coming to see ya?”

“I suppose you have a good point there. I figured you just wanted to talk boys. I really would’ve never guessed you’d also want a makeover.”

“Ah’ve never been on a date…any kinda date. And sure ah’m ok with how ah usually look, but ah’m still a mare ya know?”

“I understand completely, Applejack. Every mare wants to look pretty from time to time. Not that we need to do much for you.”

This gave Applejack a surprised look.

“Whaddya mean?”

“Dear, you’re already beautiful. Anypony can see that. But there’s nothing wrong with enhancing your features.”

“Thanks Rarity…ah don’t get called pretty very often. Sides family ah guess.”

“Well I’m sure Mr. Wesson thinks your pretty.”

“Ah spose so,” Applejack blushed brightly at the thought.

“And of course Mal himself isn’t too bad to look at.”

“Sure, he’s not bad lookin.” Her whole body went red this time. Rarity laughed lightly at her friends embarrassment.

“I’m just teasing, darling. Hope you don’t mind.”

“Nah, it’s ok, Rare.”

“Let’s get started!”

Rarity took Applejack to the part of her store the pedestal and mirrors.

“Let’s take a look at your mane first.”

With a bit of magic, Rarity removed the bands on Applejack’s mane and tail. To her surprise, there was more hair than she thought there’d be.

“Goodness! I see you don’t do much with your mane often.”

“Well…not really. Ah mean, ah spend most days workin on the farm.”

They continued to talk, as Rarity worked on Applejack’s appearance. She turned Applejack away from the mirror so that she could surprise her.

“No worries, I can work with this. I’ve come across much more unruly manes than yours. Despite the length, I will say your mane and tail are in spectacular condition. Now, how fancy would you say we need to go?”

“Um…not super fancy ah spose. We’re just gonna eat at that Blue Bridle place.”

“That’s a lovely place! Not an overly dressy restaurant, but still a wonderful location for a date. That’s where Macintosh proposed to Twilight you know?”

“Uh, yeah, ah remember…ah aint really thinkin that far ahead though.”

“Right…of course not.”

There was a bit of awkward silence after that, but Rarity continued with no real fuss from Applejack.

“Do you and Hayseed have a date set yet?”

“No, not really. We talk about it though. We’re both thinking a winter wedding. Both of us have less work during that time. And a winter setting I think will look marvelous!”

“A lot of places do look nice in snow.”

“Indeed they do. I think the park would be a fabulous location. It is where I first started to fall for Hayseed.”

“Be awful chilly.”

“Very true. But I think Twilight knows some sort of spell that can warm the place up without melting all the snow.”

“Spells like that exist?”

“You’d be surprised.”

After a few more moments, Rarity let out a tiresome sigh.

“Alright, I think we’re done!”

Rarity spun Applejack around to show her what she’d done. Applejack’s eyes went wide at her new look. She had her mane wrapped into a stylish bun with her bangs brushed out some and there was an apple hairclip, while her tail was tied up in a braid. To most it wouldn’t be anything extraordinary, but for Applejack it was like looking at a whole new pony. She began to tear up at the new sight.

“I do hope those are tears of joy.”

Applejack grabbed Rarity and hugged her tightly.

“Yer one of the best friends anypony could ever ask for, Rarity.”

“Aw, thank you darling. You’re quite a friend as well. And I just know Mal will love your new look.”

With one more hug, Applejack headed off to her date with Mal.

Author's Note:

So you may have noticed I didn't use much said this or replied that. I thought of trying something a little different. Hopefully you can tell who's supposed to be talking. If not, I can always fix that.