Dashie and Derpy in: Apology Cake
Rainbow Dash and Derpy are flying home after a sending off party for Applejack, who was heading to a rodeo competition. Applejack had promised to earn money to pay for repairs to the main hall, which Derpy had been the one to damage of course. In fact at the event, Derpy continued to make things worse and worse, giving Rainbow Dash an extremely hard time. She was still upset about it, and it showed on her face as she flew. Derpy looked over at her, realizing that Rainbow Dash was mad, but she wasn't quite sure why yet. She thought about it as they flew, ignoring the clouds that she passed through, until she had a thought about why. She had hurt Rainbow Dash a few times at the event, and she must be upset over it. She wasn't sure, so she decided to ask. "Rainbow Dash?"
Rainbow Dash doesn't even look over, as she says in a deep and annoyed tone, "What?"
Derpy cringes under her tone and bites her lower lip, not even wanting to ask anymore. But she builds up her courage and finally asks, "Are you mad at me?"
Rainbow Dash just sighs and rubs her hoof on her forehead. She glances at Derpy for a moment, before returning her gaze to the skies ahead. "Let's just get home, shall we? Maybe without any collateral damage this time?"
Derpy cringes again under that comment. Okay, it was official, Rainbow Dash is definitely mad at her. She stares down at the ground far below, and smiles weakly looking back to the rainbow pegasi. "I'm really sorry about the lightning. Well, that and the pole. Oh, and the floor. A-And the
" Derpy notices Rainbow's brow furrow even further, and Derpy's ears fold back against her head. She looks up and blinks, not seeing Rainbow Dash anymore, and that's when she faceplants into a cloud wall getting lodged from the waist up in it. She kicks her feet around, now stuck in the wall of Rainbow Dash's house.
Rainbow Dash crosses her front legs and hovers behind her, shaking her head. "Who crashes into a cloud? Even if it is my house, it's made of cloud." She bites the base of Derpy's tail and tugs her out of the wall. Rainbow blinks and sees there's a large hole in her wall now and glares at Derpy, who has it around her waist. "Now look what you did!"
Derpy blinks and looks between the hole, and the cloud around her waist. "Look Rainbow Dash, I made you a new window, and I have a cloud tutu!" Derpy goes wide eyed and lies back on the ground shivering as Rainbow flies up and hovers with their faces not even an inch apart.
Rainbow Dash begins to go red before she shouts, "Derpy! Go home!" She flies into her house and slams the door shut loudly.
Derpy's lip quivers as she stands on her hind legs and shuffles out of the cloud tutu. She stares at the door and mutters to herself, "I didn't even know cloud could slam like that." She hangs her head and flies away from the house and back towards the town. As she flies forward she stares down, talking to herself. "Rainbow Dash is so mad at me now. What am I going to do? I don't want her to be mad at me. I want Rainbow Dash to be happy!" She blinks, and a smile grows on her face. "That's it! I'll do something nice for Rainbow Dash and make her happy! Yeah! But what could I-OOF!" She groans as she crashed into the side of some random house's chimney, her tongue sticking out and her eyes swirling. She slowly falls backwards and straight into a passing wagon with a loud thud. She shakes off the dizziness, and peeks out at what was dragging the wagon along. She smiles, seeing it was, "Pinkie Pie!"
Pinkie blinks and looks back, smiling and saying, "Oh, well hello there Ditzy Doo! Did you drop in to follow me to sugar cube corner?"
Derpy taps her head with her hoof and thinks that question over. She sighs and says, "Actually, I'm looking for a way to make someone who's mad at me
not mad at me! Pinkie Pie, what do you do when someone is mad at you?"
Pinkie giggles and says, "Well that's a silly question. I do what I always do, I throw them a party!"
Derpy shakes her head and says, "I don't think I could pull of a party without causing trouble for somepony. What about something smaller?"
Pinkie thinks and says, "Well you could always bake them an apology cake."
Derpy smiles and squeals clapping her hooves together. "That's perfect! I'll bake Rainbow Dash a cake, and then she'll be happy and forget all about all the things I messed up!"
Pinkie Pie gasps and says, "This is for Dashie?! Well why didn't you say so?! Let's go bake a cake!" Pinkie sprints for the bakery, Derpy wobbling and falling on her back in the wagon. Once there, Pinkie rushes in, Derpy wobbling her way in after her. Pinkie pushes her to the kitchen, and begins taking out ingredients. "Okay, I've got everything set up for you to bake a cake!"
Derpy blinks and frowns. "But I don't know how to make a cake. I was hoping that you would make one, and I could give it to her."
Pinkie laughs and says, "You silly filly. If you want it to be a real apology cake, then you have to make it! That's the only way that it comes from the heart."
Derpy blushes and says, "From the heart?" Pinkie nods till a rattling noise can be heard in her head. She finds a cook book, and by memory opens it to the page for a basic cake with her mouth. Derpy smiles and says, "Thanks for helping me Pinkie Pie!"
The pink pony giggles again and says, "It's my pleasure. I mean, what are friends for Ditzy? Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go check up on Pumpkin and Pound Cake." She hums as she skips out of the kitchen.
Derpy nods and dips a hoof in the flour, spreading it across her cheeks like war paint and says, "Now it's on! I'm going to make Rainbow Dash the best apology cake in the world!" She looks through the instruction to start things out. "Measure ingredients carefully." She shrugs and digs through a drawer, taking out a ruler with her mouth and aiming it along each of the ingredients Pinkie Pie left out for her. "Umm
I think Pinkie Pie left out just enough, so I'm going to assume they measure perfect! Next!" She drops the ruler and looks at the book again.
She reads through a few ingredients before she reads, "Use room-temperature eggs." She blinks and touches a hoof to the eggs. "Oh no, the eggs are still cold!" She looks back at the instructions to read, "Chill can be removed from eggs by dipping them in warm water." She smiles and nods, grabbing a pot and filling it with water before she puts it on the stove. She sets it to power boil and tosses the eggs in. "That will get the eggs warm super fast!" She plants her flank on the floor and sits there, her tongue sliding out of her mouth as she stares at the pot for a few minutes. Then she blinks and says, "Wait, I wonder if they're done
" She walks up to the pot and flips it upside down on the floor, leaping in the air as she gets boiling hot water on her hooves. "YEOW!" She opens the freezer and flies in, sighing with relief. When she comes back out, she sees the eggs shells have cracked off, leaving them hard boiled on the floor. "Now if that's not the opposite of cold, I don't know what is!"
She goes back to the book and skims through it again. "The butter should be at room temperature too." She looks between the stick of butter and the pot, smiling. "I know what to do!" One very melted stick of butter later, she continues to read to find that Pinkie Pie already set out all the utensils she needs and pre heated the oven. Then she gets down to the cooking instructions. "Generously grease the inside of pan, bottom and sides." She drags the pan over, and dips her hoof in the melted butter, rubbing it around on the inside of the pan until it was completely glazed in the dairy juice. Then she grabs it with her mouth and flips it over, rubbing more butter on the underside of the pan and the outer sides. "There! All finished!"
She turns the page with a buttery hoof to continue the instructions. "Sprinkle with flour. No wonder cakes are so colorful and tasty! I thought you only added sprinkles after it was done!" She grabs a tube of sprinkles in her mouth and pours it in the pan, pouring flour in on top of it. "Sprinkles and flour! Let's see, it says to shake pan to evenly coat." She shrugs and grips the pan with her mouth, shaking her head up and down and back and forth, coating the entire upper half of her body in the powder and sprinkles, not to mention the counter and the floor. She sets the pan back down proudly and says, "This is easy peezy lemon squeezy. Tap out any excess flour." She flips the pan on its side and hits the bottom of it, making a pile of the flour and sprinkles she hadn't shaken out splash across the counter. "All done with preparations!"
She pours the cake ingredients into a bowl, dropping the hard boiled eggs in, and mixes it up while whistling to herself. She waits till all the mix is moist and gooey, and pours it into the pan. She places her hooves on top of the oven handle to pull it open, and spits the pan into it, bucking it shut as she goes to check how long it needs to be in there. She stares between the clock and the oven until the allotted time has passed. She then opens the oven and flaps inside with her wings to cool things down, grabbing the cake between her hooves and dropping it on the counter top. She ooohs in aww as the cake had overflowed and covered the entire pan. "The pan melded with the cake! That's so cool! And this cake is so pretty! Now I'm gonna make it prettier!"
She digs around and finds some light blue frosting, pouring it on her hooves with her mouth before rubbing them all over the surface of the cake. She smothers it in the special light blue frosting, and claps her hooves together making an even bigger mess. "It looks just like Rainbow Dash! Oh wait." She grabs a spoon and scoops up some of the flour covered rainbow sprinkles all over the counter, pouring them all over the cake. "Now it looks like Rainbow Dash!"
She notices a cake icing tool meant for writing words and fancy decorating of the cake with icing, and quickly uses it to spell out 'Sorry!' in horrible hand writing on the cake. "Hooray! Now Rainbow Dash will have to forgive me! But it's missing something. Something cool." She taps her hoof to her chin, gasping with an idea as she rushes out of the room. She finds a closet and opens it, digging around. "Stuffed animals, diapers, button, chain, chocolate train
Aha! Perfect!" She rushes back to the kitchen and places a pair of sunglasses down on the cake under her apology. "Now this cake is super duper cool! Like freezy weezy it's so cool!"
Her ear flicks as she hears a bell ring as somebody walks into Sugarcube Corner. She hears Pinkie Pie hop down the stairs and say, "Oh hi Dashie! What brings you here? Do you need some cupcakes?"
Derpy gasps and peeks out of the kitchen to see it is in fact Rainbow Dash, and she whispers a squeal of excitement. Rainbow Dash shakes her head and says, "Nah, I was just looking for you Pinkie. I figure if anyone can cheer me up today it's you. Especially after Derpy-"
As if on cue Derpy burst from the kitchen, still covered in flour, sprinkles, and frosting as she shouts, "Have no fear Rainbow Dash! I got just the thing to cheer you up!"
Rainbow Dash goes pale and says, "Oh my god, she's here! What is she doing here?!"
Pinkie Pie answers, "Baking a cake Dashie. Why else would she be covered in cake ingredients? Helloooo?" She rolls her eyes and trots over to Derpy.
Derpy dances around excitedly and says, "Wait here Rainbow Dash! I made you something!"
As Derpy goes back into the kitchen, Rainbow jumps in the air and goes for the door as fast as she can, coming to an abrupt stop as Pinkie was blocking the door, scowling at her. "What are you doing Pinkie?! Get out of the way! I need to get out of here before she comes back!"
"Rainbow Dash, how could you be so rude?!" Rainbow blinks and starts to shrink under Pinkie's leering eyes. "You march back there and accept whatever it is that Ditzy Doo has made for you! Now move it!"
Rainbow gulps and rapidly scurries backwards, sighing as she leans on the front counter. She yelps as a pan is slammed on the counter next to her, holding her chest with her hoof as she catches her breath. She looks at the cake with a raised eyebrow and says, "What the heck is this!"
Derpy shuffles her hoofs around blushing and says, "It's something I made with all my heart! What do you think?"
Rainbow gulps and looks back at Pinkie, who gives her a 'go on' gesture. She looks over the cake and rubs at it with her hoof, revealing the metal pan blinking. "Um, where do I start? The colors and the sunglasses are cool in all, but it looks like you expect me to eat a pan with the cake? And these perfectly good sunglasses are ruined now, they're covered in frosting! And what does this even say? I can't read this. Fowwy? Sammy? What is
" She begins to sweat as she notices tears forming in Derpy's eyes. "What are you doing? D-Don't do that." Derpy begins to sniff, taking deeper breath after deeper breath. "No! No no no no! Derpy, please don't-" Derpy bursts into tears, crying loudly as her tears flow onto the floor like waterfalls. "Cry. Ah geese, what did I do now?"
Derpy sniffles and mutters through her sobs, "You don't like my apology cake! And I worked so hard on it too! I just wanted to tell you I was sorry and make you happy after everything I did! I just
" She lays on the floor, crying into her hooves now.
Rainbow cringes and her ears fold back, biting her lower lip as she felt horrible now. She could tell it said 'Sorry!' at this point, and felt awful. "Oh Derpy, you went through all that trouble just to apologize to me?"
Derpy sniffles and nods. "Uh huh, because you're my friend Rainbow Dash, and I don't want you to be mad at me!"
Rainbow Dash groans and shakes her head, putting her nose to the bottom of Derpy's chin and lifting it up. "Look at me Derpy-"
"-Even if I get mad at you, I don't hate you or anything. You're a sweet girl with your heart in the right place. And even if I yell and snap at you, that don't stop you from being my friend."
Derpy wipes her cross eyes and sniffles. "You really mean that Dash?"
Rainbow wraps her front legs around Derpy, making the messy girl blush in surprise. Rainbow Dash nods and says, "Yes, I really do" She walks over to the cake and dips her face into it, taking a big bite. She struggles to chew and gulps it down. "It's not half bad! But it tasted kind of eggy." Derpy smiles cheering and bouncing around the room in an excited manner. Rainbow Dash giggles and says, "Alright, alright. Apology accepted. Are you satisfied?"
Derpy shakes her head vigorously, Pinkie giggling and smiling softly at the two. Derpy tries to shake off some of the mess and says, "Now that all that is done, I better go home and clean up."
Rainbow Dash places a hoof on her back and says, "How about I walk you home, Ditzy Doo."
Derpy blushes yet again, smiling as she hears Rainbow Dash speak her name. "That sounds wonderful, Dashie." It's Rainbow Dash's turn to blush as she looks away with a nervous giggle. Pinkie Pie opens the door for them as they walk out together. She waves them good bye, Derpy staring back until she shuts the door and then making a quick peek around the area. She kisses Rainbow Dash on the cheek and says, "I love you Dashie."
Rainbow Dash sighs with a smile and says, "I love you too
End Part 1