>”Maudie? You still asleep?”
>Fluttershy’s sweet voice drew Maud from slumber as her girlfriend gently shook her awake.
>”Morning sleepyhead. Happy birthday.”
>Maud yawned as she sat up and rubbed at her eyes.
“Good morning. Thanks. How did you know…?”
>”That it was your birthday? Pinkie Pie only called me about twenty times this morning.”
>Maud blinked away the sleepiness and looked at Fluttershy.
>Her teeth were bared in a wide grin, and it looked like she was about to explode from excitement.
“What do you need?”
>Fluttershy’s excitement burst from the surface as she thrust a pair of paper slips at Maud.
>”Look what I got! I figured since we haven’t really been on any official “first date”, and since it’s your birthday, that I’d take you to the museum. I’ve been waiting months for the Geology exhibit’s new displays to go up!”
>Maud blinked at her girlfriend, then squinted.
>Fluttershy seemed oddly like Pinkie Pie.
“That sounds lovely. Thank you.”
>Fluttershy laughed as she leaned in for a kiss.
>”We should go soon, before the crowds get there. Get ready, and brush your teeth.”
>Fluttershy flicked the lights on, much to Maud’s sleepy chagrin, and sat in her desk.
>”Go shower, I’ve got a few things to do before we head out.”
>Maud yawned again in reply and rolled out of bed.
>She blindly stumbled towards the bathroom and shut the door behind her.
>Maud sluggishly pulled her pajamas off of her and waited for the water to heat up, arms crossed over her chest in the cool bathroom.
>The spray was warm and comfortable, almost enough to make Maud fall asleep right then and there.
>She held off the desire and reached for the shampoo and began to lather her hair.
>Maud didn’t know how long she had been in there, but it was long enough for the bathroom door open.
>Fluttershy’s soft, angelic voice was just audible over the rushing sound of the water.