A/N: For all Soarin/Rainbow Dash fans, you're going to love this fanfic! This takes places during Best Night Ever as we explore the relationship between them. Enjoy the fic! By the way, this fic came up the idea in my head when I watched the episode.
"Howdy, partner! You hungry?" asked Apple Jack as Soarin approaches her. She opens up her booth, filled with all kinds of apple snacks. She was glad that somepony showed up to be her first customer.
"As a horse!" he said proudly.
"Well, what you're hungering for?" she asked while gesturing to some of the snacks, "Caramel apple? Apple pie? Apple fritter? Apple fries?"
Soarin hesitated for a moment as he began to think. He likes all the apple treats so much. It makes his mouth watered. Finally, he made a decision. "I'll take that big apple pie!" he said quickly as he began to point at the said baked dish which is below the fries. Speaking of the Wonderbolt, he sure is hungry.
"Well, thank you kindly, sir!" the cowpony said as she sells the pie to him. He grabbed it with his mouth and walked away. After he was gone, Apple Jack began to shout in excitement. "Yeehaw!" she said, happily, "In the first minute, I made my first sale. Just like I expected." Her dream finally came true! She has an opportunity to raise money from her apple wares to fix up Sweet Apple Acres.
Soarin went back inside the gala, still holding the pie in his mouth. Now that he have his favorite dessert, he can't wait to eat it. As soon as he was about to go in the 'V.I.P.' line, his partner, Spitfire, immediately approaches him in full speed. "Always hungry after a show. Eh, Soarin'?" she asked with a smirk.
"Heh. Yeah." Soarin replied. Suddenly, he accidentally released the pie from his mouth. He gasped as the pie slowly dropped to the floor. Rainbow Dash gasped too. She needs to do something and fast, otherwise it will spoil the whole party. "My pie!" he wailed in desperation as the pie began to fall. Luckily, Rainbow Dash flew in the nick of time and caught it. Soarin and Spitfire sighed in relief. The pie was now safe without any spilling. "You save it! Thanks." He smiled at Rainbow Dash before taking the pie from her.
She smiled at him back as she watched him go while flapping her wings. "Hey, no prob." she said as he walks away.
Then Spitfire approaches her. "Hey! I know you," the female wonderbolt said as she began to recognize the blue pegasus. "You're the pony that saved us in Cloudsdale and won The Best Flyer Competition,"
Rainbow Dash smiled proudly at the memory. Ever since she become the world champion, she had some bravery and flying skills after unleashing the sonic rainboom. She looked at Spitfire and said, "Hay yeah! Name's Rainbow Dash."
"Well, Rainbow Dash," Spitfire said, "Looks like your skills saved us again- oh, well, at least they saved Soarin's apple pie." She glanced at the male Wonderbolt who is munching the pie, greedily. She and Rainbow Dash chuckled at his behavior. From the looks of it, he sure is a silly pony. Then Spitfire changed the subject. "Wanna come hang out with us?"
This will be Rainbow's chance to join them. "Sure. Why not?" Rainbow said with a shrug. Before she goes in the 'V.I.P'. line, she began to shout in excitement while the two Wonderbolts walked past her, "I'm...hanging...with the...Wonderbolts.!" She then squealed like a fangirl and goes in, catching up with them. Today's the day that she is going to spend time with them forever.
Rainbow Dash is not faring much better as her idols are too busy talking to the other party-goers to pay attention to her. She was very disappointed. She just want to fit in with anypony else since the Wonderbolts invite her to hang out with them. "This isn't hanging out." she said quietly. She must speak to them right away so she can be social to others.
As soon as she approached to Spitfire who was still talking to the party-goer, she felt a tap on her shoulder. She immediately spun around to see who it was. It was actually Soarin'. He was standing behind her with a grin on his face. "Hey, pie saver," he said, smiling. Rainbow Dash's cheeks began to blush. She was glad that somepony wants to spend more time with her. It looks like her troubles are over for now.
"Hi," she said as she rubs the back of her head with her hoof, "What brings you here?"
"Oh, I'm just stopping by to see how things are going with you. From the look on your face, it looks like you're having a bad day." Rainbow Dash chuckled sheepishly. Was he watching her? Even though no one didn't pay any attention to her, Soarin is the only pegasi she can talk to.
"H-How did you know?" she asked, blushing.
Soarin began to explain to her, "While I was talking to another pony, I noticed that you started to feel sad. I know that you want to talk to us but it's very complicated." Rainbow Dash sighed sadly. Her dream was absolutely ruined. "Say, wanna go for a walk with me?" he asked, changing the subject, "I'm going to get some fresh air."
She looks at him as her heart began to beat faster. Was she going to do it? If the Wonderbolts find out that she and Soarin hang out together, she will be kicked out. It made her worried but managed to snap out of it. Finally, her lips curved into a smile. "Sure, I love to," she said, happily.
Soarin felt excited. He had never been so happy in his entire life. "Yay!" he cheered like a little filly and the two pegasi ran off together. Rainbow Dash giggled as they continue running. For her, the Gala is not so bad after all.