Remember the Wedding?
Applejack bucked down another tree of apples, like she always had. But today was special. Today was her three year wedding anniversary to Rainbow Dash. She recalled it now as the apples hit the bucket with an equal amount of thuds.
“Come on Rarity! This is mah weddin' and I'm a gonna wear mah hat!” Applejack grabbed the old cowboy hat out of the air as Rarity tried to magic it away for the fifth time.
“But Applejack, darling, it doesn't go with my design at all.” Rarity moaned looking over the dress again and ruffing the train, yet again. Applejack had held her head up in defiance and stubbornness.
“N. O.” She had said. Rarity huffed then finally said
“Fine! It's your hat, it's your wedding, fine!” She went trotting out the door, but tried to take the hat one last time before it had shut. Applejack had expected this and stuck the hat in between her clenched teeth.
“Ha ha!” She called triumphantly and replaced it on her head again. She was now free to look over Rarity's work and she was in awe. The dress wasn't that much different than her Grand Galloping Gala one, except this was a white one with little apples stitched here and there.
“I beg to differ, Rarity.” Applejack told her reflection adjusting her hat. “It brings the look all together.” There was a small knock at her door. “Come in.” She called. She turned to see Spike enter.
“It's almost time.” He called back and was about to leave when his eyes caught Applejack's appearance. “Wow.” He opened the door further revealing his full height.
He wasn't a baby dragon anymore. When he found out Rarity had liked him back, he had begged Twilight to age him to be more Rarity's type. Twilight had and made him only slightly younger than Rarity. And as an added bonus, she had even synced up their aging. Which meant, they would grow old together too.
“Applejack,” He now said entering further into the room. “You look beautiful.”
“Aw, thank you Spike.” Applejack had blushed as he approached her. “You're looking mighty spiffy yourself.” She tugged on his tuxedo lightly.
“Yeah, Rarity knows her stuff.” He smiled, rubbing out the slight wrinkles Applejack had caused. “Rainbow sure is a lucky mare.” He added, nudging Applejack in the side a little.
“How is she doing?” Applejack asked, ignoring Spike’s comment that had made her blush.
She knew how Dash got before a big event. Nervous, unable to decide weather to sit or fly, chewing on her mane, and pacing all the way.
“How do you think?”Spike laughed. Applejack smiled and began to chuckle when Rarity re-entered the room.
“Come on Applejack, it's time. Spike,” She walked over to him and put her front hooves on his shoulders. She used her magic to adjust his bow tie as she spoke. “You need to find your seat Darling, I can't have you walking around--” Spike pressed his lips to hers. She looked shocked then enjoyed the surprise.
“Uh, guys.” Applejack spoke softly, drawing the two lovebirds away from one another. “Wedding to do here. Remember?” Rarity snapped out of it and grew serious once more.
“Yes! The wedding must go on!” And charged out the door with Spike and Applejack laughing behind her.
Applejack walked up and beside Big Macintosh. Rarity and Spike wished her luck before finding their seats.
“Thanks fer walkin' me down the aisle Big Mac.” Applejack nudged her big brother.
“Eeyup.” Big Mac had choked out. Applejack looked up to see her big brother looking down on her with proud tears streaming down his face.
“Big Mac,” Applejack smiled and hugged her brother. “Don't go getting all sappy on me now!” She held back her tears as Pinkie Pie started the wedding march on the accordion. The brother and sister pulled away, then began the walk down the aisle.
Every pony had come out to see the two mares get married.
The whole of Ponyville, as well as bits and pieces of Equestria, were all now gathered in the orchard at Sweet Apple Acres. It was a decorated quilt that covered the acres made of all ponies from all trots of life. The aisle went up a hill and at it's peak was the makeshift altar. Just as Applejack reached the top, Rainbow Dash was doing the same, coming from the opposite side of the hill.
Rainbow and AJ both had gasped and thought the other was the prettiest mare in the whole wide world of Equstria in that moment. Both had looked proud and flattered at the others appearance. Rainbow Blaze had agreed to walk Rainbow Dash down the aisle since Rainbow had no living relatives left and she didn't really want any of AJ's family to do it. How embarrassing would THAT have been!
Waiting at the altar was Twilight. Princess Celestia had come and was standing in front. She had insisted that Twilight perform the ceremony. Twilight had read several books in preparation but she was just going say what she thought; she had decided that would be the best way to marry two of her best friends.
Big Mac and Rainbow Blaze gave Applejack’s and Rainbow Dash’s hooves to each other. The two then faced each other and Twilight began.
“Fillies and gentlecolts, I have witnessed many different kinds of love and friendships.” Twilight said loudly and clearly so that her word could easily be heard across the vast landscape. “But I have never seen any friendship as loyal,” She looked at Rainbow Dash.
“Nor honest,” She looked at Applejack then back out to the crowd.
“As this one.”
Some ponies sniffled as Twilight asked “May we have the shoes?” Scootaloo zoomed in from above with the hooves. Rainbow Dash had taught her the technique for the occasion.
Twilight smiled as she magicked the shoes onto her two friends awaiting hooves. “I now pronounce you mare,” she nodded to Applejack. “And mare.” She nodded to Rainbow Dash. “You may now kiss the bride.” She informed them both.
Rainbow Dash smiled cheekily as she stood on two hooves, grabbed Applejack's awaiting hoof, and spun her into a kiss. The crowd clapped, cheered, whooped and hollered. The Pegasuses in the sky rose from the clouds they were sitting on and bucked them; shaking out rolls of thunder in praise.
Scootaloo saw this as her cue, dawned her goggles and lead the Wonderbolts into streaking across the sky. They all tried a sonic rainboom but none even got halfway close.
Scootaloo licked her upper lip as she pushed herself forward harder than she ever pushed before. This wedding was going to have a sonic rainboom. It was her wedding present to Rainbow for everything that she had done for Scootaloo. She felt like her wings were going to fall off until... BOOM!
Scootaloo glanced behind herself to see a rainbow appearing; rippling out and across the sky. She whooped and saw Rainbow Dash give her a hoof fist from the ground. She whipped around and lowered herself enough to bump hooves with Rainbow.
Then the now married couple lead the procession down the hill and behind the barn, with the reception was being served.
“Dig in every pony!” Applejack ordered before heading towards the house to take off the dress and slip into a saddle more comfortable, but still fancy.
“Wait up.” Rainbow Dash called, joining her. This was why Applejack loved Rainbow Dash.
Because no matter what circumstance, illness, good time or bad thing no matter WHAT was happening; Rainbow always treated her as Applejack.
Not big sister, not mother, not little sister, not the element of honesty, not even when she was the worse versions of herself! Rainbow always treated Applejack as the best version of herself she’d ever hope to be.
“You do know I love you right?” Applejack asked quietly as they neared the house. Rainbow Dash laughed.
“No way, I thought you were marrying me for my bits!” Rainbow snorted.
“No, I really mean it.” Applejack pressed with a sense of urgency. Rainbow looked shocked that her AJ would even ask such a question.
“Applejack,” Rainbow pulled Applejack aside and looked into her eyes, lovingly but dead serious. “If I lost both of my wings right now, I would still be able to soar because I know that you're mine and every pony knows it.”
“Rainbow...” Applejack held a hoof to her heart, speechless.
“And, I also know that you love me just as deeply. Which is better than any competition I could ever win.” She pressed her lips to Applejack's again. “I love you and I always will.”
“Promise?” Applejack asked smiling cause she already knew the answer.
Rainbow Dash sighed then looked around and spotted the apple tree closest to the farmhouse. She picked up a sharp rock in her mouth, placed both hooves on the tree and carved out their initials. Once finished, she spat out the rock, examined her work, and with one hoof still touching the bark said:
“As long as this tree stands, I promise to love you.” She kissed Applejack again before entering the house.