Rarity always said the suit made the stallion, and she saw no reason why it wouldn’t make the mare, as well. She was not at all surprised to see that she’d been absolutely correct.
Before her stood Twilight Sparkle—but a Twilight Sparkle unlike any before seen. Twilight wore the suit that Rarity had just finished tailoring for her, and the purple unicorn mare positively oozed sex appeal. The dark fabric of the suit hugged her every curve while accentuating her lovely shoulders and back, and the dark violet necktie matched Twilight’s eyes perfectly. Beaming with pride, Rarity couldn’t help but dart forward to plant a small, mostly-chaste kiss on her fellow unicorn’s lips.
Twilight raised an eyebrow in reply. “Um, what was that for?”
“Oh, that? Why, just a kiss for good luck, of course!” As she felt her ears and cheeks grow warm, Rarity gave herself a shake and then began herding her friend towards the front door of the boutique. “Now, off you go! It’s time that you finally won the heart of that mare!”
After Twilight had trotted off down the road, Rarity turned the sign on the door of her boutique to read “Closed.” Then she went upstairs to take a nice, long, ice cold shower.
By the time Twilight returned to Carousel Boutique, the sun was low over the horizon. The bell tinkled as Twilight stepped through the front door, and Rarity glanced up from her sewing machine and couldn’t quite hold in a gasp. Twilight’s suit was slightly rumpled now and, while normally such a thing would send Rarity into paroxysms of rage, but at the present all the fashionista could think of was how the rumpled look gave Twilight a devil-may-care air she normally didn’t possess. It was the necktie, though—slightly loosened, with the very top of the dress shirt unbuttoned—it was the necktie that made Rarity weak at the knees.
Almost unconsciously she licked her lips.
Stepping out from behind the sewing machine, Rarity cleared her throat as she simultaneously attempted to clear her thoughts. “Well, darling? Don’t keep me in suspense! How did it go?”
“It went … okay. I think?” Twilight sat down on the sofa in the living room and frowned thoughtfully. “I mean, I didn’t even have to ask out Pinkie—she ended up asking me out, instead.”
“Oh, that’s wonderful, Twilight! Just wonderful!”
The other unicorn grinned, ever so slightly. “Yeah! Yeah, it really is. It’s just …”
“Well, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash were there at the bakery, too, when I went to see Pinkie, and they both … um …”
Rarity sat down beside Twilight and eagerly leaned forward. “Yes? Yes?”
“They both asked me out, too.”
“I … I beg pardon?”
Twilight glanced down and blushed. “They said they wanted to go out with me, too, and then Pinkie chimed in and said that sounded like a great idea … all in all, it was a little weird. But flattering, too?” Shaking her head and chuckling a bit, she added, “Then it got even weirder when I ran into Applejack in the marketplace and then—”
“Et tu, Applejack?” Rarity gasped.
Twilight nodded. “She asked me out on a date, too.”
Rarity just blinked at her friend in utter silence and tried to ignore the way her heart was pounding in her chest. She also tried to ignore the way that Twilight’s tie was now hanging slightly crooked, in a most fetchingly rakish way.
She mostly failed.
““Anyway, Rarity, to make a long story short … I ended up saying yes to all of them because, well, I wanted to say yes to all of them,” Twilight said at last, lifting her gaze. “But surely that can’t be how this should work. So I decided to come see you to ask what you think I should do.”
Rarity bit her lower lip gently as she pondered over the complexity of the situation. Then, slowly, very slowly, she smiled.
“Twilight Sparkle, the answer is simplicity itself.” Leaning forward, close enough to breathe in the lightly floral scent of Twilight’s shampoo, Rarity whispered, “What you should do is have dinner with me at the little bistro on Mane Street next Tuesday evening.” She blew lightly into the other unicorn’s ear and enjoyed hearing Twilight’s sharp gasp of pleasure. “And do be sure to wear that tie, darling, won’t you?”
Yesssss, this was glorious, DB! Rarity is just golden throughout, from the cold shower to “Et tu, Applejack?” to the very ending. The very premise itself is both cute and hilarious, and I love Twilight being the catalyst for the Omniship. Just perfection.