Warning: This story contains shipping, specifically, love between 2 female characters. Even more specifically, 2 female characters from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic franchise (© Hasbro, Lauren Faust, et. al.). If this is not your cup of tea, then please do not drink it, and go find some other beverage to quench your thirst. Thank you.
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Nopony could remember a time when it had rained so hard. It was coming down in buckets, and two ponies stood out in the middle of it, cold and wet.
"Ya aren't comin' with me, I won't let ya."
The earth pony's words were barely audible over the beating rain and the roaring wind, but they registered with Twilight Sparkle with far more intensity. The purple unicorn blinked. Hot, salty tears ran down her face, only to be washed away in a matter of seconds by the steady march of the cold, incessant drizzle. For several seconds she couldn't say anything: feelings of anger, sadness, and concern weighed heavily on her chest, each one wanting to articulate itself.
"I - Applejack - wait." Twilight held up a hoof, but Applejack shook her head.
"Now I already said I wasn't hearin' any more of that," the orange pony said, closing her eyes, "Y'all jus' don't understand, Twi. I hafta do this mahself. I just hafta." She opened her eyes, tears of her own flowing out, soon washed to the cracked, rain-starved desert floor.
"But…why?" was all the concerned unicorn could croak out.
Applejack slowly walked over to Twilight. She grabbed her in a close embrace, whispering into her ear, "Cuz I can't risk losing you. I love you, Twilight, more than just as friends."
Twilight pulled back at this, surprise evident on her face as she looked at the other pony in astonishment.
"I ain't waitin' for an answer, neither, so don't say nothin'." Applejack took her hat off and stuck it on the unicorn's head. "Take this, as somethin' to 'member me by while I'm gone. I'll be back, though: that's a promise."
Twilight just stood, shocked. Before she could say anything, Applejack took off, disappearing into the rainy night.