Written By: Closer-To-The-Sun (Joseph Noblit)
Chapter 5: You
Celestia's sun shined down upon Ponyville. It was a warm and pleasant day for all the ponies that were out and about. One blue pegasus, however, was a bit uneasy as she flew towards the library. Rainbow Dash, who convinced herself the night before to follow her friend's advice about being forward with her feelings, was in a panicky state. She couldn't help but feel nervous. Dash never had to tell anypony how she felt about them, and most of the time she didn't feel a need to. But now, she was given the task to tell Spike how she felt about him.
'Coming on, Rainbow Dash! You can do this. I mean, its just Spike, right? What's the worst that can happen? He's a little shrimp and it's no big deal if he finds it weird, right?' the pegasus repeatedly tried to calm herself, but to no avail. She didn't have enough time to as she arrived at the library's front door. Taking a deep breath, she knocked at the door.
"Coming!" a voice called from the inside, causing Rainbow to gulp. The door opened to a small purple dragon with a smile on his face. "Oh, hello Rainbow Dash! You come by to continue reading Seven Guards?"
"Uh, hey Spike. No, actually, I'm here to talk," Rainbow's voice sounded firm, but her body was slightly shaking due to her uneasiness.
Spike tilted his head, "Talk? Well, I think Twilight went out to help Cheerilee with her class today. But I'm sure she'll be back around dinner time."
Dash replied, "That's not what I mean. I'm here to talk to you, Spike."
"Me?" the dragon was puzzled, "About what?"
Rainbow's face became slightly pink, "Can we go inside and talk?"
.sure," Spike moved aside so the pegasus could enter.
Once inside, Rainbow looked towards the dragon and tried to think of how she could word what she wanted to say without it making them both feel weird.
Spike looked at Rainbow Dash was asked, "Am
.I in trouble?"
"Huh? What?" the pony was confused, "No, no, nothing like that. I just wanted to talk to you."
.about what?" Spike's voice still was one of a filly that was in trouble.
Looking away from the dragon, Dash spoke, "Well, remember you going on that dragon migration? During that when Twilight, Rarity and me were spyin' on ya, I noticed you were pretty cool and gutsy doing all of that by yourself. And after being pressured by those jerk dragons, you still did the right thing. I guess I never paid too much attention to ya, but I see now that you're a pretty awesome guy. It's a shame we never really got a chance to hang out until recently, ya know? So, yeah
.that's what I wanted to say. Sorry it seems weird and all."
Rainbow Dash looked up to see Spike smiling at her, "You really mean all of that?"
Dash's cheeks became a shade of pink again as she looked away, "Yeah, I mean it."
.thank you, Rainbow Dash. And all this time I thought you hated me," Spike commented as he rubbed the back of neck with a claw.
The dragon's words surprised the pegasus, "Really? How can I hate such a cute little runt?" Rainbow trotted over to Spike and placed her hoof on his head, roughing his head up a bit.
"Hey, I'm not cute!" Spike sounded sore at her joke but his face had a smile, "I'm a dragon, you know!"
"Well, how about I treat the dragon to some gems? I do want to get to know my new friend better," Rainbow Dash offered with a smile.
Spike's face lit up at the pegasus' suggestion, "Sounds good to me!"
Rainbow allowed Spike to hop on his back and the two exited the library towards the center of Ponyville.
Inside her head, Rainbow Dash spoke to herself one final time, 'I guess I can't be fully honest with him right now. But I guess there's not harm in waiting until he get's older. Sure, he might be a little squirt now, but he'll be a pretty cool dragon when he gets older. Maybe then I'll tell him