Applejack opened her eyes slowly. It was morning, though it was a little later than she usually woke up. Not something she would want to make a habit, that was sure, but for one morning, she could afford staying in bed for a little bit.
She didn't want to get up – not yet, at least. Thoughts of the day before slowly creeped into her mind, making her smile as she took in a deep breath. The memory of that first kiss made her bite her lip, trying to keep the smile on her face in control, though there was nopony in the room to see her.
She turned in her bed, curling up in a ball as she snuggled in her blankets, remembering the warm feeling of the other pony who was just-so-close to her the day before. She kind of wished she could have woken up next to her that day, but that might have been a little much. No need to rush things. They could take it slow. Though the fastest pony in Equestria might have other ideas when it came to that…
Still…thinking about the Pegasus alone in her cloud home made her feel cold. She just imagined the cold wind with very little to get in its way wafting through Rainbow Dash's home. If only she could be there to keep her warm at night.
…If that was a problem for Pegasi. She never thought about it too much until then. She would have to ask Rainbow Dash.
Oh, if she could just live in that feeling of warmth and contentment in the knowledge that her affection was returned by the pony she had long had feelings for.
But with the knock on the door, she knew she had to get back to work. Applejack sighed, stretched, and got up as the door slowly creaked open. Big Macintosh peered inside, an eyebrow raised. "Ah'm up, Ah'm up," she said, grabbing her hat from the bed post and tossing it onto her head. Then she smiled. "Not like Ah fell asleep at mah date's house like someponies."
Applejack opened the door and brushed past Big Macintosh, who was frowning.
She couldn't help but notice he was also blushing.
Rarity woke up slowly. She was sore all over. For a moment, she had no idea where she was until she realized that she had fallen asleep at her sewing table.
She gasped as she jerked awake, then gave an anguished shriek as she realized it was already morning. MORNING!! She hadn't finished her other orders yet!
The unicorn could practically hear her bones creek as she jumped to her hooves and began running around her boutique, using her magic to frantically piece together pieces of cloth, buttons, sequins, feathers, and thread together, slapping the final pieces onto the dress she was making, taking full advantage of the adrenaline rush that had overwhelmed her.
Just as she scrounged up pair of scissors to clip some ribbon, she noticed her reflection in the mirror.
The she stopped cold.
She still had the rose in her mane. And to think, she had all but forgotten about the night before.
She took the rose out of her mane, and placed it delicately on the sewing table. Then she decided it wouldn't be safe there, and took it into the kitchen. She placed it on the table, then smiled. She would have to hang it to dry so she could keep it for as long as she wanted.
After a moment, she looked at the clock, and gave another shriek, before running back into her sewing room.
Twilight woke up slowly, adjusting to the feeling of being awake in the morning after having a very productive dream. It was productive in that she went through a spell in her dream that had been troubling her, which had been solved by brushing her hair with a kitten.
She had no idea what the kitten had to do with anything, but it made her think of static electricity, and that was what she believed to be missing from the formula.
After taking out a scroll she kept by her bedside and writing down the idea, she got up, tried to wake Spike up, got ready for the day, and continued with her morning per usual.
Between setting up her experiment she had planned on working on that day and going to visit Rarity – both of which were written on her list of things to do for the day - the mare took a moment to look at the books in the fiction section of her bookshelf.
After a few moments, she removed two books and placed them on a table.
She thought Big Macintosh might like to read them.
After smiling to herself, she went back to her to do list to continue with her day.
Pinkie Pie jerked awake as she did every morning. Only this morning, she jerked her head back a second time when she had no idea where she was. Looking around, she realized she was on the couch at Fluttershy's cottage.
The pink mare saw Fluttershy quietly sleeping next to her. Pinkie Pie felt her face flush.
That's right. She had kept the Pegasus up all night.
They had discussed things from their relationship, to their friendship, to the friendship of everypony else, to the fortune they had received, to whether making a giant cupcake out of jello would still make it a cupcake, and back to their relationship and the fortune.
"We'll be fine," Fluttershy said, nodding knowingly, before yawning deeply, trying hard to keep up with the pink mare's energy. "She said we would be. Could you imagine if all of us were in relationships?"
"We're going to be!" Pinkie Pie said, eyes widening on the thought. "We just have to remember that it's going to be hard on our friendship. We'll just have to work extra hard and keeping up with our friends...and each other." She smiled to Fluttershy.
Now, with the Pegasus asleep against her, snoring softly, Pinkie had the overwhelming feeling that everything would be just fine.
Pinkie Pie laid her head back down, hoping to further enjoy the feeling of waking up next to the pony she loved.
For a moment, everything was quiet.
"Oh, my GOODNESS!" Fluttershy said in as loud a voice as she would be expected to have without provocation. "Angel bunny! He must be wondering where I am!" Fluttershy looked around in confusion, before catching Pinkie Pie's eye contact, then jumped from her position next to the mare into a standing position. "PINKIE!! What…what…" she looked around. "What did we do last night?"
"Don't you remember?" Pinkie Pie asked, pouting. "It was such a special night?"
Fluttershy's face slowly turned beet red. "Oh…my."
Pinkie Pie burst out laughing. "No, silly, we were talking all night!"
"Oh!" The mare let out a nervous giggle. "Right."
"Well, come on!" Pinkie Pie said, stretching out her muscles. "Let's go get your bunny back!" With a look of determination and adventure, Pinkie Pie pointed a hoof triumphantly to the door, before charging out of it.
Fluttershy stared after the mare for a moment, before following her out the door. "Um, Pinkie...you're still wearing your dress from last night…"
It was late morning by the time Rainbow Dash finally stirred in her bed. She didn't have to work that day, so hadn't set her alarm. It was all for the best, however, as she was too ecstatic the night before to fall asleep easily. She smiled at the memory of the goodnight kiss Applejack had given her before heading into her home. She tried to contain her excitement at the newness of her relationship with the mare of her dreams, but ended up dissolving into excited squealing and kicking the covers off of her.
Stretching her wings, the Pegasus knew the first place she wanted to go. Sure, she didn't have to work that day, but she did want to help Applejack out on the farm. Sure, it may have been work, but it was spending time with her new mare friend! Plus, it would earn points with the farmer that she could exchange for later – say for convincing the earth pony to watch a Wonderbolts show with her sometime.
She quickly fed Tank his breakfast, got ready for the day, then opened her front door with gusto. The wind hit her face, setting her mane flickering behind her, giving her a burst of energy that she hardly needed. Bending down low, the Pegasus took off like a shot through the air, trailing a rainbow behind, as she headed towards Sweet Apple Acres.