Hearts and Hooves Day Morning
Knuckles yawned and stretched, I forgot the proper term for this so deal with it, as he awoke from a peaceful slumber. Sitting up slowly and keeping his eyes shut from the invading sunlight he scratched his head and slowly opened his eyes, letting them adjust before fully opening them up. He looked to his side and didn't see Applejack, but instead a card in the shape of a heart. He reached over and picked it up, wanting to have a read of it. On the front it said "Happy Hearts and Hooves Day" and inside the card was her writing. "Morning sleepyhead, I'm out working the fields, but I left you this nice little card. Happy Hearts and Hooves Day. Love you." He just smiled at that before his mind started to process the phrase Hearts and Hooves Day. His eyes widened in shock.
"Dammit! I forgot today was Hearts and Hooves! Aw hell
" he said as he groaned and put his head in his hands before getting up.
"No place is gonna be able to do last second things on this day
gotta think of something! I must make this a very special day for AJ!" he proclaimed.
"Who the hay are you talking to?" Granny Smith asked.
"No one Granny Smith, I'll see ya later." Knuckles said before making his way downstairs to leave.
"Don't hurt yourself. And don't disappoint Applejack, or I'll show you age is just a number boy" she said. Knuckles got nervous, swallowing a lump in his throat before leaving the house.
With Shadow and Twilight
Shadow was up way earlier than normal, trying to prepare a breakfast for Twilight. One small problem though, he had no idea how to properly cook hay or grass or any other plant aside from steaming it. He realized when he caught the first batch of what were supposed to be hayfries on fire, that he was doomed.
"I don't think I'm doing it right."
"There's a first" Spike said, having been woken by the smell of smoke. He opened the windows so Twilight wouldn't share that fate.
"I could use some help" he said.
"Another first" Spike said with a smile as he walked up to him.
"You'll be wearing this skillet by the end of the day if you keep that up" he said.
"You don't scare me, ya big softy" he said before Shadow grabbed a nearby skillet and whacked Spike on the top of the head.
"Ow! Okay I'll behave
for now" he said before scanning the counter, making sure Shadow had all he needed for cooking.
"Well no wonder it ain't going over so well" he said before opening a cabinet and grabbing a bottle of olive oil.
"That would help" Shadow said as he facepalmed. Spike just laughed as he helped Shadow make Twilight's breakfast
"You know, I never pegged you as a romantic" Spike said.
"There's a lot of things about me you'd never guess, and will probably never see me express" he said as he got a tray out and put the plates of food on it. Hayfries, pancakes, and daffodils adorned the plates even a cup of orange juice was there.
"Perfect, no?" Spike asked with a big grin.
"Don't push it" Shadow said before turning and heading upstairs. Spike just laughed at that before checking the time.
"Oop, better get going" he said before leaving.
Shadow entered the bedroom, careful not to drop the food.
"That smells delicious" Twilight said with a smile, sitting up. He smiled at her before walking over to her and setting the food tray on her lap and giving her a kiss.
"Happy Hearts and Hooves day" he said softly.
"Happy Hearts and Hooves day" she said with a small giggle before she began to eat.
"Hope Rarity isn't busy or anything." He said as he made his way to the boutique. Now if he were paying attention rather than daydreaming he would've seen that stick. But alas, he was daydreaming and tripped, falling onto his face.
" he said muffled by the dirt. He started to get up before Knuckles walked over him, stepping on him by accident and continuing to move.
Spike let out a muffled sigh into the dirt before finally getting up and dusting himself off before resuming his trek to Rarity's. Reaching the boutique in record time he smiled as he knocked. The door opened and he was greeted by the sight of Big.
"Hey Big, Rarity home?" he asked.
"Yep, come on in Spike" Big said as he moved aside for the dragon to enter.
"Thanks" he said doing a brofist with Big as he entered.
"Hi Spike!" Sweetie Belle said with a smile as she waved at him from the chair she was on top of. Standing on her hind legs may not have been the best, since it wobbled and soon toppled.
I'm okay" Sweetie Belle said. Spike just smiled before looking for Rarity, finding her hard at work.
"Hey Rarity" he said.
"Oh, hello Spike. What brings you here?" she asked.
"Well I was wondering if you were free to spend time together?" he asked.
"Oh, deeply sorry Spike
but I'm afraid I'm booked with a last minute Rush Order" she said causing disappointment to show on the young dragon's face.
" Spike said.
"I have an idea, why don't you spend the day with Sweetie Belle?" she asked.
"Uh, yeah sure I can do that" he said, even though Sweetie wasn't Rarity he did grow fond of the unicorn filly for her personality.
"Really?" Sweetie asked, excited.
"Sure, there's this nice clearing I found on one of my walks with Twilight. I can take you there if you'd like" he said.
"That sounds good" she said with a smile.
"Great! Then let's go" he said happily as he ran out the door with her. Sweetie giggling happily.
"Be back later sis!" she called to Rarity before the door shut.
Rarity just smiled, "they look so cute together" she said as she resumed her work.
Sonic was doing something no one ever expected, reading. Yes, you heard me right, he's reading. Hey wait a minute we didn't Hear you say anything. True, you read what my brain thought. What? Nevermind, we're getting sidetracked here.
Anyways, the particular book he was reading was especially odd. It was a book about the workings of a Pegasi, including how to preen their wings. Now, I know you're all thinking that I just cut a huge corner here by skipping the whole bit about him getting the book. Well too bad! I'm doing a flashback and you're gonna enjoy it.
Sonic awoke with a loud yawn as he stretched. The bones in his back cracking as he did so.
I'm still here" Rainbow Dash said, having been woken by the yawn.
"Sorry Dash" he said with a nervous chuckle.
"I'm about to put a hurting on ya
" she said.
"Right, I'll leave you to your beauty sleep" he said before kissing her cheek and leaving the cloud home.
"I swear my cheeks are gonna turn purple from all the blushing
" she said to herself as she buried her face in the pillow.
Sonic stretched again after landing, making sure to get all the kinks in his muscles before taking off at full speed toward Ponyville. Upon entering the town he noticed some signs on windows of shops.
These signs read, "Special Hearts and Hooves Day deal!" and the like. "Hearts and Hooves day
familiar" Sonic said to himself before remembering with a gasp.
"Aw horsefeathers!" he said before realizing what he just said. "Did I just say horsefeathers? Jeez
" he said before shaking his head.
I am so doomed, I didn't even think about getting a nice day planned out for tomorrow." He said with a sigh. "Damn
" he then started to get an idea.
"Fluttershy has known Dash longer than anyone, I might as well ask her" he said before taking off at high speed toward the cottage.
Tails was hard at work fixing his Turbo Suit, having decided to make a new one out of the old one. A MK II to be exact, and it was about 30% done. He sighed as he wiped off his brow, having connected the wiring and circuitry for the left leg and knee below the thigh.
"Alright, testing phase" he said before hooking up the leg to some wires and stimulating it with electricity. He smiled as the knee operated perfectly and the rest of the leg stayed intact.
"Perfect" he said as he shut off the power and unplugged the leg. "Now for the thigh" he said as he reached over for the pieces of the thigh. Instead he felt something soft and warm that gave a barely audible squeak. He moved his hand more, trying to find the part. He found something folded that upon him rubbing it caused it to unfold and stiffen. This time he heard a more audible squeak and turned to see Fluttershy with a massive blush on her face. Her wings fully spread out and his hand caressing one.
"Oops, sorry Fluttershy" he said as he removed his hand.
"It's alright Tails, you didn't know I was there" she said, hoping her wings would relax soon before anyone else saw them like that. However, luck was not on her side.
"Hey Tails, hey Fluttershy" Sonic said as he arrived. Fluttershy squealed and hid behind Tails.
did I miss something?"
"Nope" Tails said. "What's up?"
"I need to ask Fluttershy something about Dash" he said. Fluttershy peeked from her hiding place and smiled at Sonic.
"What is it?" she asked.
"Well, I kind of don't have anything special planned for her this Hearts and Hooves Day. And I was wondering if you had any good ideas to help save my sorry butt"
"Oh dear" she said as she began to think. Knowing Dash and how excitable she was, Hearts and Hooves Day was sensitive for her. Despite her carefree demeanor, Dash was an emotional mine. Easy to set her off at the drop of a hat. Knowing that Sonic didn't have anything planned, especially for that day and with their relationship at what it is. Well, it wouldn't be pretty.
"Well, how about a Preening?" Fluttershy asked.
"A whating?" Sonic asked
"A Preening. Where you remove damaged and old feathers and realign the healthy ones to keep the wings in perfect shape" she said. "and a nice day of relaxation with you afterwards"
"That sounds too girly for Dash" he said. "The preening I'll definitely look into, you sure she'll like that?"
"I haven't met a Pegasus who doesn't. She'll appreciate it, especially from you. Since she's so concerned with flying and speed, her wings being in perfect shape will be the best gift for that day." She said.
"And the rest of the day?" he asked.
"Just wing it" Fluttershy said, giggling at her own pun. Sonic just chuckled and shook his head.
"Thanks, I'll see you two later" He said before leaving.
"Bye Sonic" Fluttershy said before turning to Tails who just smiled and shook his head.
"What?" she asked
"Nothing" he said
Sonic made it back to Ponyville and soon was confronted with a new problem. "Aw geez, I don't know how to preen. I mean I know what its purpose is, but I haven't got a clue beyond that" with a sigh he looked to his left and saw Twilight's home, and library.
"But I think I know where I can get one" he said before heading toward the library. He knocked on the door and heard Twilight give him the okay to enter. When he did he blurted out.
"Twilight I'd like to borrow a book"
Shadow, Twilight, and Spike just looked at Sonic with gaping mouths, completely shocked and in disbelief at what he just said.
"What?" he asked.
"I'm sorry I don't think I heard right, what did you say?" Twilight asked
"I want to borrow a book" he said.
" Shadow said before shaking his head in disbelief. "Did Hell freeze over today or something?"
"Har-dee-har-har" Sonic said sarcastically.
"What kind of book would you like?" she asked.
"Got any on Preening?" he asked. She blinked before it clicked. "Yes, right here" she said as she levitated the book off its shelf and handed it to Sonic.
"Thanks" he said with a smile. "I'll bring it back soon" he said before leaving. Twilight smiled and turned to Shadow.
"Well, I believe there were 50 bits riding on this?" she asked. Shadow just half eyed her before taking out a pouch and then removing 50 bits for her.
"Pleasure doing business" she said with a giggle as she took the bits and trotted merrily up the stairs.
So yeah, now it's Hearts and Hooves Day, I've explained why Sonic is reading and now you get to read more stuff. Now then, who else can we check on? oooh I know!
Tails woke up early to feed the animals, the exact way that Fluttershy had taught him. With a chuckle he finished up the feeding time as he entered the kitchen to prepare a nice breakfast for Fluttershy.
Fluttershy awoke to the smell of breakfast and went downstairs, seeing Tails set up the table with the food.
"My this looks delicious" she said with a smile as she went over to the table. Tails smiled as he looked at her.
"It tastes better than it looks" he said with a smile.
"I'll be the judge of that" she said before taking a bite of hayfries.
"Well?" he asked. She chewed and swallowed before looking at him and licking his cheek.
"Thank you" she said. He blushed at that and smiled more.
"You're welcome. Happy Hearts and Hooves day" he said.
"Happy Hearts and Hooves day" she said with a giggle.
Pinkie was sleeping peacefully, and Espio made sure it stayed that way as he laid a card on her nightstand. Smiling he kissed her cheek before leaving Sugarcube Corner like a ninja.
"Zuh?" Pinkie asked as she woke up. She yawned and stretched before noticing the card on the table. She picked it up and opened it.
"Dear Pinkie, I know how much you like Scavenger Hunts, so I've organized a special one for you this day. Your first clue is, Books. Have fun and Happy Hearts and Hooves day." Down below that was Espio's name. She couldn't help but smile and get excited as she went into the bathroom to brush her teeth before setting out on the scavenger hunt.
Vinyl recently moved to Ponyville, liking the fresher air and what not. Plus she was closer to Vector in this way. She yawned as she entered her living room before a knock came at her door. She opened it with her magic and saw Vector standing right there as she walked over.
"Hey Vex" she said
"Hey Vinyl" he said with a smile
"What's up?" she asked.
"Happy Hearts and Hooves Day" he said as he presented her with a Blue Rose.
"It's pretty" she said as she took it happily and sniffed it a bit. "Thank you" she said.
"That's not all, you're gonna spend all day with me." he said. She blushed and smiled happily as she put the rose in a vase.
"I'd like that a lot" she said happily.
Trixie sighed as she looked out her window before turning to the calendar for the umpteenth time. She felt so empty on this day; it started back in her foal hood. Where her antics surrounding her cutie mark made ponies more likely to stay away from her. She sighed again before getting up and going over to her bed.
"Might as well just sleep the day away" she said as she began to crawl into bed before a knock at her door stopped her. "Who could that be?" she wondered as she went over to the door and opened it. Revealing a familiar Silver colored Hedgehog.
"Silver, what brings you here?" she asked before a bouquet of Chrysanthemums were presented by him.
"These are f-for you" he said, trying his damndest to not stutter on every word from how nervous he was. She blinked as she looked at the bouquet and smiled.
"Thank you" she said as she took the flowers with her magic, sniffing them a little. "How did you know Chrysanthemums were my favorite flower?" she asked.
"They are? I mean, of course they are! Yeah, I have a talent with that" he said. She just laughed at him before smiling more.
"So Trixie, would you like to spend the day with me?" he asked. She blushed at the question and smiled even more.
"I'd like that" she said with a smile as she set the bouquet somewhere safe before exiting the house and locking the door.
"Cool, I know a nice spot to relax and talk" he said.
"Well aren't you thoughtful" she said happily as she walked with him to where this place was.