Applejack sat on the front porch of her house looking out over Sonata and Treatise as they played on the lawn. Being Twilight and Rarity’s daughters they typically wanted to read, play dress-up, and play board games inside. Applejack let them know those were things they could do at their mothers’ house. At her house, little ponies played outside.
When Rainbow Dash flew in she smiled at the girls. “Hey squirts!”
“Hey Aunt Rainbow!” They both replied.
“I ain’t your Aunt, kids,” Rainbow replied with a smirk.
They all laughed and Rainbow kept walking up towards the porch as the fillies got back to playing. When she was past them her smile turned into a frown and she glared at Applejack. Applejack rolled her eyes and walked inside with her, into the kitchen where they could still see outside.
“Are you kidding me?” Rainbow asked. “Twarity dumped the kids on us again?”
Applejack shook her head. “Would you stop callin’ ‘em that? They ain’t one pony!”
“They might as well be!” Rainbow retorted. “I thought we didn’t have kids for a reason!”
“I ain’t turnin’ my friends down if they need help.”
“Why the hay not!?” Rainbow asked. “We’re busy too! We’ve got stuff to do! We’ve got each other to do!”
Applejack snorted and kicked one of her back legs, blushing. Rainbow sighed and shook her head, stepping closer.
“You’re keeping something from me again. Don’t do that. Tell me what’s going on.”
Applejack looked back up at Rainbow. “Well, maybe sometimes I like the chance to be a momma for a bit.”
Rainbow gaped at her. “Wait, you want to be a mom? Are you serious?”
“Jus’ fer a little while!” Applejack replied, looking down at her hooves. “I mean… I think. I dunno. Maybe I ain’t really know for sure.”
Rainbow turned away and shook her head. “No way. No way. You can’t spring this on me now. You wanna have kids now? At your age?”
“Hey! Whaddaya mean my age? Just’ cause you act a damn foal don’t mean you’re any younger ‘n me!”
“Yeah, well newsflash AJ, if you wanna have a kid so bad I’m not gonna be the one carrying it!”
Applejack sighed deeply. “Fine. That’s fair. But I ain’t dead. Long as I can buck a field I can bear a filly.”
“Ugh,” Rainbow shook her head and chuckled. “You’d do it wouldn’t you. You’d be out bucking trees and it’d just fall right out of you and you’d go on bucking like nothing happened.”
Applejack grinned and kicked her back legs out proudly. “Damn right!”
Rainbow laughed and sighed. She looked into Applejack’s eyes and smiled a weary smile. Applejack chuckled.
“So you’re serious about this?” Rainbow asked.
Applejack hesitated for a moment, but eventually nodded. “Yeah. Guess I am.”
Rainbow groaned and held her head in her hooves, but she laughed. “I can’t believe you. I can’t believe I’m going along with it. I can’t believe everypony thinks I’m the reckless one.”
Applejack planted a kiss on her cheek and grinned. “Pretty sure you’re stuck with that label for life, sugarcube.”
Rainbow grinned back. “Yeah, and I’d be complaining louder if I didn’t like it.”
She looked out the window and leaned up against Applejack’s side, watching the two fillies outside running after each other.
Rainbow sighed. “You’re crazy.”
“You love it.”
She smiled and looked at Applejack. “Yeah. I do.”
Comments by Kyronea:
This was equal parts sweet and laugh riot. I find the way Rainbow Dash refers to Twilight and Rarity as Twarity to be a fairly amusing use of meta-humor, given the way shippers love to combine names to name pairings. I especially liked the names of Twilight and Rarity’s kids. (And of course, Rainbow Dash saying that Applejack would keep on bucking even after a foal fell out was pretty hilarious too.) Really, though, I love the way this skillfully implies things too, like with their ages…how old are they? What’s been going on in their lives? And yet, they’re staying together. Here’s hoping their kid is just as energetic as they are.