>>32346903>"That's a compliment, right?">You laugh, a little embarrassed
"It was supposed to be.">"Guess I gotta give you one back?"
"I wouldn't be against it.">"You're the only reason I come here. Like, at all."
"No. I actually kinda guessed that. I mean, it's not like you were coming here for the dollar-store iced tea.">"Well, that's a pretty big plus too."
"No kidding. Just for me, huh?">"Pretty much. You're a real cool girl, Shimmer. I feel like I can really, bleh, 'be myself' or whatever around you.">Starlight sticks out her tongue>"That feels so lame."
"It's a little bit cheesy.">You elbow the other girl's ribs, grinning at her
"But I know what you mean. If we're going full honesty-mode, I'm a little bit the same. I look forward to these nights way more than I should.">"Me too.">Both girls turned their faces skyward>The strangely static sky of the human world hung over them, its stars glittering amidst a cozy sea of black>There wasn't much room on the stone step that Starlight and Sunset shared>Eventually, through random movements (or, at least, Sunset told herself they were random), their hands came to rest together>Neither pulled away>Even as the hours stretched on and Sunset's eyelids grew heavy, she held onto that slender hand>There was a lot she wanted to say to Starlight, so much that it seemed almost uncouth to let it all out at once>So she waited, biding her pleasant time while Starlight rested against her shoulder, wondering what, if anything, could ever come of this
The End. This one was a bit shorter than the others, but I hope you still enjoyed it. I would need to give a bit more thought to this ship before I could ever write a full fic on it, but I love both these horses.
See you all with more tomorrow. Gilda is up next!