[[caption-width-right:350: The racer, the geek, the zebra and [[Fanfic/RainbowInTheDark the cameo]].]]
[-[[caption-width-right:350: [[http://sayer09.deviantart.com/art/Request-Racer-and-the-Geek-Fanfic-Cover-392991046 Cover drawn]] by [[http://sayer09.deviantart.com/ Sayer]].\ Used with permission.]]-]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/1/racer-and-the-geek/predawn Racer and the Geek]]'' is a romantic story written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93.]]

Sunny Breeze is a seemingly ordinary stallion who lives alone in Ponyville. He just goes to work and whiles away his days alone in his apartment. This all changes when Rainbow Dash suddenly shows up at his doorstep one night and demands that he go with her to the Spring Equinox festival. Things begin to snowball quickly. HilarityEnsues. It quickly becomes apparent that not all is well with Sunny Breeze. Not everything is as it seems, however. There's more going on in Rainbow Dash's mind than GiveGeeksAChance. And even Sunny Breeze himself harbors dark secrets and HiddenDepths.

The story is currently ongoing. It typically updates once every two weeks. Between updates, the author often releases side stories.

The author worked as an editor on ''Fanfic/RainbowInTheDark'', and it's been revealed that it is possible that both stories exist in the same universe, although perhaps not in the same continuity. Small nods, links, and references are present. [[ShrugOfGod This is still completely nebulous.]]

Warning: Spoilers are present and unmarked.
!!This work contains examples of:

* ActionGirlfriend: Rainbow Dash is a Wonderbolt. While she's not involved in fighting, she is technically part of the military and her job is not for the faint of heart either.
* TheAlcoholic: Sunny Breeze. He drinks to excess in every chapter and typically doesn't do anything without first taking a swig. He knows full well that he has a problem, but would rather live with it than give up something that genuinely makes him happy.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Averted--Sunny is capable of controlling himself and keeping his wits even when very drunk.
%%* BadassAdorable: Gunponies.
* BadDreams: Sunny suffers from these a lot. [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/6/racer-and-the-geek/morning Chapter six gives a glimpse of their content.]]
* BilingualBonus: Several. German and Russian abound.
* BullyingADragon: Lightning Dust does this to Telny in chapter three. It almost costs her her life.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Telny for sure, but in his case, it is not at all good. No sane outfit would hire anyone with his history, psychological issues, and chronic alcoholism.
* CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough: Telny and Keffiyeh have this dynamic. Telny is the rough one. Keffiyeh is the mellow officer.
* CelebCrush: Zigzagged- Sunny Breeze doesn't start out with a crush on Rainbow Dash, but he is still starstruck initially.
* ChristmasCake: Rainbow Dash certainly counts, as does Zecora.
%%* CloudCuckoolander: Pinkie Pie.
* CreatorCameo: [[{{Fanfic/Rainbow in the Dark}} Brownie]] makes an appearance in the cover since he's the AuthorAvatar of the artist. It doubles as SharedUniverse as he's also the main character from {{Fanfic/Rainbow in the Dark}}.
* DatePeepers: Pinkie Pie does this to Sunny and Rainbow at the festival.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Goggles excuses his late arrival at work by claiming that he was preoccupied with Rarity.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Sunny the first time he meets Rainbow.
* EthicalSlut: Implied to be the norm for ponies.
* FantasticArousal: Unicorns have their horns get reactive. Pegasi get wingboners.
* FantasticRacism: Some exists against zebras. It's worse against donkeys and griffons. It should be noted that Equestrian racism is more rooted in cultural xenophobia brought about by insularity rather than malice, giving an interesting result of racism being more like fear born of ignorance than some kind of hatred, for the most part... Interestingly, there is severe prejudice against firearms and their users. This makes sense, given that the ponies are by and large peaceful to a fault and herd mentality prevails amongst them.
* FantasticSlurs: Leadhead is a mild slur against firearms users. Foal Killer is offensive enough to provoke serious violence, and is grounds for justifiable homicide.
* FantasyConflictCounterpart: One of the main characters is a ShellShockedVeteran of a war in "Afgneighistan".
* GenderRarityValue: A mild case, considering how badly mares outnumber stallions. It is near impossible for even a marginally social stallion to not end up catching the attention of multiple mares.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Sunny is cynical and savvy enough to question this coming right out of nowhere.
%%* GirlNextDoor: Faraday.
* GratuitousGerman: The beginning of chapter five features a song sung in untranslated German.
* GratuitousRussian: Not as much as German, but it's still here.
* GunPorn: Fairly mild for the standard, but more attention is lavished over the weapons and gear of gunponies than necessary.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: The Wonderbolts, particularly Rainbow Dash and Spitfire.
* HatesBeingTouched: Sunny Breeze. He grows out of it somewhat over the course of his character development.
* HiredGuns: Gunponies are this for the most part.
* HoldingHands: This is about as far as Sunny as comfortable with going physically.
%%* TheIngenue: Scootaloo.
* IntroductionByHookup: Haye and Klee originally met in an earlier story in this continuity, ''Fanfic/WelcomeToTheBrothel'', after Haye went to a brothel to lose his virginity. By this story they're HappilyMarried.
* {{Jailbait}}: Scootaloo. It's not so much about age as it is about her lack of a Cutie Mark.
* JustFriends: Telny tries to pass off his relationships with Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash as this.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Goggles looks up to Shades. Shades looks up to Telny. Telny looks up to Keffiyeh.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Several examples. Rainbow Dash is definitely the dark feminine archetype. Faraday is definitely a light feminine archetype. Others are more mixed.
* LikesOlderWomen: Sunny definitely does this.
* LivingADoubleLife: All gunponies do this. It's a matter of survival.
* LoveableSexManiac: While nothing explicit has happened, Rainbow certain has this reputation.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: A very intersting case, as one alter ego is hated and the other is beloved.
* LuminescentBlush: Sunny Breeze could make extra income as a lantern.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: When faced with a threat, gunponies have few issues with using lethal force.
* MyBelovedSmother: Sunny thinks this of his mother.
* NerdsAreSexy: Rainbow claims to think so, but this is questionable.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Sunny is not only nice to the waitress, but he also tips well.
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: Rainbow wonders this over her treatment of a gunpony.
* NoHeroToHisValet: Rainbow Dash is just an ordinary pony to her friends. She still has a somewhat inflated ego.
* OutdoorsyGal: Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash both fit the bill.
* PassionateSportsGirl: All the female Wonderbolts are this to one degree or another.
* PragmaticHero: Telny operates more by pragmatism than anything else.
* ProfessionalKillers: The popular perception of gunponies. This perception, however, does not extend to state military or police.
* QuitYourWhining: Sunny has an internal version of this when he is running up a mountain.
* RaceFetish: It is implied that the different types of ponies stand for different races. Naturally, some ponies have preferences.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo have something like this. It's not clear just what its exact nature is.
* SharedUniverse:
** The author worked as an editor on {{Fanfic/Rainbow in the Dark}}, and it's been revelaled that it is possible that {{Fanfic/Rainbow in the Dark}} exists in the same universe, although perhaps not in the same continuity as Racer and the Geek. Small nods, links, and references are present, though [[ShrugOfGod still completely nebulous.]]
** The fact that [[{{Fanfic/Rainbow in the Dark}} Brownie]] makes a cameo standing beside Rainbow Dash in the cover may hint towards this. May count as a CreatorCameo.
%%* ShellShockedVeteran: [[spoiler: Sunny]].
%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Rainbow Dash.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Rainbow Dash comes to the realization than gunponies perhaps are not pure evil. It's complicated.
* SympathyForTheHero: Telny has this for Goggles when he realizes just how new and naive the latter is.
* TheTease: Rainbow Dash loves this one.
* ThouShaltNotKill: The single strongest moral prohibitions in pony society are against killing and violence.
%%* {{Tomboy}}: Rainbow Dash.
%%* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Scootaloo.
* TownGirls: The Wonderbolts definitely have this to varying degrees.
* UnicornsAreSacred: Subverted--Telny shooting a Cerynitian deer stag establishes him as pragmatic and near ruthless, but it doesn't establish him as evil.
* TheVamp: Rainbow Dash has many such tendencies. Scootaloo actually refers to her partners as conquests.
* TheVerse: Racer and the Geek is starting to turn into this thanks to its connections with other stories by Kalash93, including [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88520/1/welcome-to-the-brothel/das-laufhaus Welcome To The Brothel]], and to a debatable degree, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/90939/1/shell-shock/the-tower Shell Shock.]]
* WeaknessTurnsHerOn: Rainbow claims this when she first goes after Sunny.
* WhamEpisode: [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/6/racer-and-the-geek/morning Chapter six,]] where we finally get to see what really happened to Sunny.
* WouldNotShootACivilian: The popular opinion of gunponies means that it really surprises ponies when this is the case.