Thanks for writing cute horse stories, Tcherno and for your continued support (and pestering). You're a great inspiration. Happy Birthday!
Tcherno wrote a beautiful story that goes with the picture: Applejack shivered slightly as she trotted through the snow. She'd left her trust hat at home, mostly because Rainbow Dash had dragged her out of the house before she could grab it. She had however managed to lay a hoof on a scarf, and was glad for its warmth. She figured that warmth was half because of the material it was made of, and half because it was the scarf Rainbow had made her, shocking her with the thoughtfulness and the craftmanship. It was like Rainbow had taken her tail, turned it into wool, and knitted a scarf out of it. Not one stitch out of place.
Applejack suspected a white unicorn may have helped, but she kept that idea to herself. The thought and gesture counted for so much more. Rainbow, who had been jumping around in the snow like an eager foal, stopped her frolicking as her eyes locked on Applejack's. The orange mare recognized the look in the pegasus' eyes a split second before the latter leapt, tackling the earth pony and sending them both rolling into the snow. They laughed as they tussled, wrestling as they often did when alone. The small kisses that pecked each other's faces and necks were another set of gestures that appeared when they were alone. As they got tired, Rainbow rolled off of Applejack, propping her head on one hoof. Applejack crossed her own forelegs behind her head, and rested it upon the snow as she turned to look at Rainbow.
The pegasus bit her lip, then lifted a hoof, leaning over the earth pony. Applejack shivered, expecting the hoof to touch her belly, but raised an eyebrow as it passed over her. Rainbow's hoof touched the snow, and gently pushed it through, tracing a line upwards from Applejack's body. She repeated the motion two more times, before leaning back to where she'd been resting. There, she went through the same motions, biting her lip the entire time.
Finally, as Rainbow's hoof traced the last path, Applejack recognized the pattern. The pegasus had given her a beautiful gift, only possible in winter, with the land covered as it was.
Applejack lay on the ground, sporting a pair of snow-white wings.
This was an attempt to make a picture of Applejack and filly Dash for a story written by J-Webb named "Fading Colors" which I really think you should read, if you are interested that is... j-webb.deviantart.com/art/Fadi…
My gosh... 10k views, and I was surprised at 3k x)
I lied Oh God I am so in love with this drawing. What started out as a doodle of boredom became... A good piece of artwork I have no idea what happened. I was playing around with styles and effects and this happened. I am just... so proud. REPLACE THIS FOR DECEMBER PLZ A lot of improvement since the last AppleDash picture, eh? xD Lauren Faust, MAKE THIS CANON