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After Fight



Sorry for a lack of submissions, I wasn't in a mood for art lately.

Anyway, have some Appledash!

Now, I've been thinking about this picture/ship a lot during drawing. Almost every time I come across some Appledash media (whether it's PMV, pic or story), there's somebody saying that this ship could not happen, simply because they are both very proud and competitive characters and would argue all the time and such. And then there are those other people saying it's not true and going on examples of how perfect relationship these two would have... Funny that even as an Appledash shipper, I agree with non-shippers more. There's no way these two would have perfect harmonic relationship. So yes, I can imagine them argue a lot.
This picture shows, how I would imagine them sometimes after some of these "arguments".
Basically, they argued and after none of them stepped back, they angrily lied down and waited for the other one to apologize. Rainbow felt asleep and subconsciously moved her wing over AJ's cutie mark. It felt like a bit of a cheating for Applejack. It was Dash's way of showing that she missed her apple's closeness already (but this wasn't the first explanation that popped up in AJ's mind). Eventually, the farm pony let it go as both of them knew that they won't let this argument get between them anyway. They were just too stubborn to give it up earlier.

Note to feathermatking:
I have seen a lot of art with it causing blush, shivers and surprise. I always wanted to dive a bit more into it, work with its deep emotional potential and show it as more than a tool of flirting. I'm not sure how exactly Tchernobog imagined the use of this wing gesture, so I'll keep this as my little personal headcanon.
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This is beautiful! I love the complexity of what's going on here. The feather-mark is very forward and flirtatious between pegasi who aren't an established couple, but with a long-established couple, it could just show reassurance that one partner wants to be an important part of the other's life. It can even be reflexive, (or one might try to pass it off as reflexive on the sly).