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[[caption-width-right:350: Will we ever see these two together? [[DeadFic Probably not.]]]]

A WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic {{Fanfic}} by [=EminenceGris=], found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/3747/Assumptions here]].

A lot of words describe Rainbow Dash. Athletic. Lazy. Brash. But her main problem stems from how others assume that list includes [[MistakenForGay fillyfooler]]. After her big date is ruined by this stereotype, Rainbow [[JustForPun dashes]] off to collect her thoughts.

A very different set of words describe Caramel. Meek. Introverted. Undervalued. His main problem is that when others don't think of him as unimportant, he's a pedophillic coltcuddler. But after two chance meetings in [[CrashIntoHello the Sweet Apple Acres fields]] and a [[WhatDidIDoLastNight bar]], the new breakfast-buddies slowly learn to look past what others think about them.

Unfortunately, it appears to be a DeadFic.

[[WMG: This Fanfic contains examples of:]]

* ACupAngst: Though impossible for ponies to have breast sizes, the equivalent occurs where Rainbow Dash is rather sensitive about her "lack of curves." Along with her tomcoltish nature, this leads to very [[MistakenForGay unflattering]] [[BerserkButton assumptions]].
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Subverted thrice the same chapter.
** First Caramel finally builds up the courage to tell Applejack his feelings, but she spots this and lets him down gently before he could finish his second sentence.
** The next day, Rainbow Dash comforts Caramel, pulls him close... and then asks him if he wants to go to a Wonderbolts show.
** The same day, Fluttershy works up the courage to go confess to Big Macintosh, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay after finding out yesterday's events]]... asks him out.
* {{Adorkable}}: Caramel, but also Big Macintosh when around Fluttershy.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Caramel is in love with Applejack, who hardly notices him. Rainbow Dash is slowly falling for Caramel, who doesn't really notice it[[note]]Though the dream he had in chapter 8 indicates, at least, confused feelings[[/note]]. At the same time, Fluttershy and Big Macintosh both have crushes on each other, but CannotSpitItOut due to poor assumptions both of themselves and one another[[note]]Fluttershy thinks Mac is a womanizer, while he considers himself too low-grade for her[[/note]].
* {{Bishonen}}: Caramel, when dressed up. Rarity even flat out states his getup is all the rage in [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Neighpon]].
* ButchLesbian: {{Subverted}}, but PlayedForDrama when everyone assumes the athletic, tomboyish Rainbow Dash is this way.
* ButtMonkey: Caramel. Almost every accident has him on the receiving end of something nasty. The first incident is PlayedForDrama later, though.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Rarity tries to invoke this by snuggling up with Caramel while Rainbow Dash is watching. Rainbow doesn't say anything, but her reaction is all Rarity needs to understand how Rainbow feels about Caramel.
** She actually begins to show signs of this. In particular, she tails Caramel on Hearts and Hooves day to be certain that Applejack rejects his advances.
* CrashIntoHello: Rainbow Dash fails a trick and plows into Caramel. However, he's knocked unconcious by this, and Rainbow [[{{Jerkass}} just leaves him there]]. Creates drama when Caramel finds out she was behind it.
* CryIntoChest: After Caramel gets rejected by Applejack, Rainbow makes sure to drop by his house the next day, stroke his mane, and tell him everything's okay.
* DeadFic: Heading straight to this territory. There's been over seventy weeks since the last update, with no word from the author.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: Rainbow knows a small hole in the roof of the Apple Family Barn where she can peek in, which she uses often. The Apple Family knows both facts.
* {{Foil}}: Caramel and Rainbow Dash are almost exact opposites personality-wise.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: What did you expect from the Cutie Mark Crusaders Gravity Defiers? Applebloom [[LampshadeHanging gets to mull over the question]] while enjoying her new leg cast.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Caramel cleans himself and dresses into a formal gettup for a party at Sweet Apple Acres. Poor Rainbow Dash has a hard time hiding her [[SomethingElseAlsoRises wingboner]].
* HeroicBSOD: Chapter XI. During the Winter Wrap Up, they accidentally wake up a family of snakes ([[ContrivedCoincidence again]]) and Big Mac just freezes up in shock.
* HypocriticalHumor: In Chapter Nine, Rainbow asks Applejack about how she feels about Caramel. To her frustration, Applejack doesn't (or plays along) realize she's asking what she thinks of him ''romantically''. The irony emerges when Rainbow calls Applejack dense, while she's the one with romantic feelings for Caramel.
* [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was A Pony]]: How Caramel figures out Rainbow Dash was the one who crashed into him at Sweet Apple Acres. [[note]]Though Caramel did have distinct hoof-shaped bruises on him, but he identified her anyway by her hoof size and recognizing her hair.[[/note]]
* InstantSedation: The spiked beer intended for Caramel that Rainbow Dash drinks.
* {{Jerkass}}: Rainbow can be very obnoxious and brazen, refering to Caramel as a "weakling" and refusing to outright apologize when he finds out that she almost broke his neck.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkassFacade: On the other hand, she is warming up to him significantly, and was on the edge of tears when Caramel confronted her.
* {{Jossed}}: During [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day]], Caramel was considered desirable enough to already have a girlfriend. For the sake of this story, those few seconds were ignored.
* LethalChef: Rainbow Dash's cooking is on par with Sweetie Belle's, to say the least. She managed to [[EpicFail burn tea]].
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: As if you hadn't guessed it, Rainbow Dash and Caramel's relationship.
* MistakenForGay:
** Rainbow Dash's signature characteristic, and a driving force of the conflict from the start. Even Pinkie Pie thinks this, and hoped to "[[BiTheWay exper]][[LampshadedDoubleEntendre iment]]" with her.
** Caramel has it even worse, with many ponies (including Applejack at first) thinking that he's not only gay but a pedophile to boot.
* MistakenForPedophile: Poor Caramel. He is generally assumed to be one by many ponies in Ponyville and is briefly thought to be one by Applejack when Rainbow Dash crashes into him and knocks him out then abandons him a short distance from where the Cutie Mark Crusaders clubhouse is. Applejack was about to beat the poor fellow up worse than he already had been if her brother hadn't talked her down.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Rainbow Dash gets a version of this when Caramel figures out Rainbow was the one who crashed into him in the forest, then failed to mention it while simultaneously taking advantage of his kindness. Her JerkassFacade falters for a moment, and she flies off so Caramel won't see her crying.
* NiceGuy: Caramel, big time. One of the reasons Rainbow is becoming fond of him.
* NeverMyFault: PlayedForDrama where Rainbow's huge ego makes it impossible for her to outright apologize when Caramel find out she was the one to crash into him. She eventually gets a half-hearted response out the next day, and Caramel decides getting to know her better was a fair tradeoff.
* NotADate: [[SarcasmMode Sure, Rainbow. Spending some time with Caramel in Canterlot, having him show you around, admiring views, and going to meet his family are totally unromantic happenings.]]
* OddCouple: Rainbow Dash and Caramel, full stop, even before they were intersted romantically. But Rarity and Pinkie Pie's relationship [[StealthPun takes the cake]].
* OppositesAttract: Rainbow's budding feelings for Caramel can best be described as this.
* PlotParallel: Caramel and Rainbow are slowly getting closer, while the same is happening to Fluttershy and Big Macintosh.
* RomanticFalseLead: If you came into this expecting Applejack and Caramel to be together, you will be disapointed.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Coltfriend]]: This is the first sentence out of Rainbow's mouth when Caramel introduces her to his siblings.
* ShutUpKiss: Done by Rarity on Pinkie Pie, when they got left in the desert. How much of it was romance and how much of it was to get Pinkie to shut up remains to be seen.
* SnowMeansLove: Rainbow and Caramel spend some time together in wintery Canterlot to look at the sights, right down to the classic "catch snowflakes with our tongues" scene.
* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: Unintended. After Rainbow starts showing up on Caramel's doorstep everyday, he's kind enough to start providing breakfast to her. This is one of the ways she warms up to him.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Most of Chapter 10. Caramel realizes that Applejack isn't interested in him, but he gets the chance to be with Rainbow. Fluttershy, despite [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay yesterday's]] misunderstanding, successfuly asks Big Macintosh out. And Rarity and Pinkie have a "date."
* TriangRelations: Type 5, as Caramel has an unrequited crush on Applejack, while Rainbow Dash is starting to fall for Caramel.
* TwiceShy: Fluttershy and Big Macintosh.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Rainbow Dash's second real interaction with Caramel happens when she wakes up in his bed. However, it's all rather innocent, as Rainbow drank a spiked beer and Caramel let her stay in his house until she woke up.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Chapter XI gives us Big Mac, who, yes, is afraid of snakes. [[spoiler: It's because his parents were killed by them when he was little]].
* YaoiFangirl: Lyra, who walks away chuckling after seeing Big Mac and Caramel trip and land in a heap.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Said word-for-word, [[HugAndComment along with a hug]], by Rainbow Dash, to assure Caramel he has a chance to win over Applejack.
* YoureNotMyType / IncompatibleOrientation: Applejack lets Caramel down as lightly as possible, because [[{{Asexuality}} she's just not interested in romance]].