>>32351678>After a stretch of silence, Gilda raised her head>Her voice was a whisper when she spoke>"Listen. Whatever you find out there, it's not gonna make you whole. I promise you, I know that. When you wanna give up, come back here. I promise I won't try to kick your ass next time. Just come back here, you fucking dweeb."
"I'll... I'll think about it.">"That's all I can ask for. Take care of yourself, you fucking badass. God, I love you...">Sunset, seized a brief, bright moment of intuition, tilted Gilda's chin up and kissed the other woman
"I promise, G. I'll be though here again.">Gilda stared up at her for a moment, dazed from the kiss>Then she smiled>"I'd better see you again, dweeb. Or I'm gonna hunt you down. And nothing in the world is gonna save you from that beating."
"Oh please," Sunset said as she mounted her bike again. "I don't need saving.">"I know you don't," Gilda replied>She staggered to her feet, flashing the other girl as a shaky thumbs-up as Sunset kicked her bike back into gear>"Take care of yourself, Shimmer."
"You too.">Both girls shared one final, beleaguered look>Then Sunset sped off, roaring, into the night
Celestia/Luna threeway is next! Probably going to write that tomorrow, since I have to be up for a meeting in about seven hours :'^)