Apple Jack X Reader
I drew my hoof over my forehead, swiftly swatting my bangs out of my (E/C) eyes as sweat dripped down my muzzle. The sweet scent of apples blew by in the breeze as I bucked once more and heard the successful thumps of them falling into baskets. Looking around, I noticed her watching me, winking at my accomplishment.
We both sat down under one of the tall, sturdy trees to rest. It was turning to evening, the sun just about to dip into setting, our great and majestic Princess preparing a beautiful night for her beloved sister. And I didn’t want to be anywhere else as the red delicious colored sky turned behind the two of us.
“Pretty, isn’t it?” She asked. I just hummed and nodded, not paying any attention to the sky at that moment.
I didn’t expect to spend the entire day at Sweet Apple Acres, but I couldn’t turn a blind eye to friend’s plea earlier that morning. Apple Jack never was one to ask for things, most certainly not help, yet there she stood at my front door, looking down and shuffling her hooves as she requested my presence. Now apple bucking isn’t my specialty, but I nodded with glee and decided to give it my best shot. Because in all honesty, my heart pounded too loudly for my head to think straight.
The orange mare with the flaxen mane may be stubborn, hard working, and less mannered, but she is down to the horseshoes the best pony anywhere. Especially to me. With my goof ups and screws loose, I thought she would think less of me as time went on, and I feared the thought of losing our dear and long friendship. But as we sat there, close enough for me to feel the faintest wisps of her loosened mane and the warmth of her fur, I noticed her eyes fixed on me the whole time. Curiously.
“What is it AJ?” I asked. “Oh no! Something’s on my face, isn’t there!?” I ran my hooves over my muzzle furiously in embarrassment.
She laughed. A sweet natural laugh. “No sugar cube. I was just thinking things.”
“Oh.” I placed my hooves down, almost against hers. “What are you thinking?”
“Hmm…..Nothing much. Just us. When we first met, the night you got sick, the last Summer Sun Celebration we held, and when you fell in my new cellar like Twilight did.” She smirked as I blushed. That day was exceptionally shameful. And painful. But at least the new Princess also did it too. That’s makes it a little better.
“Why would you think of all that for?” She shrugged.
“I don’t know really. I just was remembering the fun times, and thinking…” I looked at her more, as her mane fell over her shoulder and reflected shades of golden sunlight. Her sun dappled fur looked soft and warm, my heart beating a little faster. It wasn’t until her crisp green eyes looked back at me fully that my heart seemed to stop.
“We’re getting closer.”
And indeed we were. My flank was against her, Cutie mark to Cutie Mark. My hoof was twining over hers, clasped affectionately and protectively. And my muzzle, just intimate inches from hers as I drowned myself in those dazzling pools of crystal verdant glass.
“You’re not afraid of me loving you, right?” I asked, fevered in the brain as my heart beat furiously in my chest, wanting to be heard by the mare I had fallen for.
“No….. Not in any way.”
My lips were against hers, pressed together in purpose, as if everyday I spent wanting her, every single thought about her, could come out and proclaim their meaning to her as they should. To speak her name and my love for her in every language across the planet, and to proclaim to the heavens that none of their stars could ever blaze as bright or as elegantly as she does.
It was a moment that few ever in Equestria have happen to them, when they met the exact soul mate they were meant to be with past forever and beyond.
She leaned back for a second, to look at me with a sparkled gaze before connecting our lips again, the taste of cinnamon apple pie seeping across my tongue with hers circling mine. I didn’t have control of myself as I pulled her closer, my arm around her shoulder and leaning back with her against me. Her fur was a silky as I imagined it to be, and her mane was soft as clouds. It took all of my resolve not to run my hooves over her in excitement.
I gasped her face, wanting to keep the moment as it was, to replay over and over as the glorious sunset softly shown in her face, as did the love and affection mirrored in mine.
“I love you. Like no other mare or stallion, and I want to be next to you every night and day until my last breath is taken to speak your name.” I pressed my forehead to hers, focusing deeply into the many shades of green in her stunning eyes. “I want to be with you and you alone AJ. No one else in every galaxy that even exists. Only you.”
For some reason, I guess it was my words, tears were forming in her eyes, and it made my heart crack and shatter at the sight of them. Never had I ever wanted to see her cry, it was a thing of my nightmares, and I tried fiercely to rid them from her caring face.
“I love you too _____. Every since you walked down the path in front of the farm, I wanted you. To have you beside me when I’m scared and alone, and to hold when I no longer live. And I want to spend my eternity with you as well.” The truth of her words held my heart, and I pulled her closer to me as I thanked Celestia in my head for letting me be brave enough to finally speak my heart to her and to be accepted in her heart by them.
And that is how we staid that night, wrapped up in each others arms, and warmed by our souls as the glittered night sky held witness over our dreams together.