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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash being called gay or others presuming she is.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Big Mac and Fluttershy admit their feelings for each other and become a couple. Applejack admits her feelings for Rainbow Dash, gets outright rejected by her and severely damages their friendship in the process. They never truly make up during the story, but Rainbow Dash does say that they might be able to repair their friendship one day.]]
* BreakTheCutie: The entire story is one long BreakTheCutie experience for Applejack [[spoiler: and Rainbow Dash. [[TearJerker The ending is especially painful.]]]]
* ButchLesbian: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Rainbow Dash.]]

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Rainbow [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash being called gay or others presuming she is.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Big [[spoiler:Big Mac and Fluttershy admit their feelings for each other and become a couple. Applejack admits her feelings for Rainbow Dash, gets outright rejected by her and severely damages their friendship in the process. They never truly make up during the story, but Rainbow Dash does say that they might be able to repair their friendship one day.]]
* BreakTheCutie: The entire story is one long BreakTheCutie experience for Applejack [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Rainbow Dash. [[TearJerker The ending is especially painful.]]]]
Dash]].
* ButchLesbian: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] [[spoiler:Subverted with Rainbow Dash.]]



* DeconstructionFic: Of Romance stories in general. [[spoiler: Sometimes you don’t get the person you want and your attempts to get them can lead to even worse results for both of you.]]
* [[spoiler:FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No Applejack, you can never be more than just friends with Rainbow Dash.]]
* [[spoiler:IncompatibleOrientation: Sorry Applejack, but Rainbow Dash is straight as a floor board.]]
* LoveConfession: Big Mac confesses his feelings for Fluttershy. [[spoiler: They get together.]] Applejack confesses her feelings for Rainbow Dash. [[spoiler: She gets rejected.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveHurts: Zigzagged example; Fluttershy and Big Mac get together without much trouble. Applejack and Dashie on the other hand…]]
* [[spoiler:MistakenForGay: Rainbow Dash gets this constantly. She was teased for it her whole life and is the sole reason she gets pissed when Applejack says she loves her.]]

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* DeconstructionFic: Of {{Shipping}} and Romance stories in general. [[spoiler: Sometimes [[spoiler:Sometimes you don’t get the person you want and your attempts to get them can lead to even worse results for both of you.]]
* [[spoiler:FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No FailureIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:No Applejack, you can never be more than just friends with Rainbow Dash.]]
* [[spoiler:IncompatibleOrientation: Sorry IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler:Sorry Applejack, but Rainbow Dash is straight as a floor board.]]
* LoveConfession: Big Mac confesses his feelings for Fluttershy. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They get together.]] Applejack confesses her feelings for Rainbow Dash. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She gets rejected.]]
* [[spoiler:LoveHurts: Zigzagged LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Zigzagged example; Fluttershy and Big Mac get together without much trouble. Applejack and Dashie on the other hand…]]
* [[spoiler:MistakenForGay: Rainbow MistakenForGay: [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash gets this constantly. She was teased for it her whole life and is the sole reason she gets pissed when Applejack says she loves her.]]



* [[NotUsingTheZWord Not Using the L Word]]: The words "gay" or "lesbian" or any variation there of are never uttered once despite {{Gayngst}} [[spoiler: and angst deriving from an [[MistakenForGay opposite number]]]] being major plot points.



* [[spoiler:TragicDream:]] Applejack finally confesses her feelings to Rainbow Dash late in the story. [[spoiler: Dash makes it absolutely clear that she never has and never will possess feelings beyond friendship for her.]]

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* [[spoiler:TragicDream:]] TragicDream: Applejack finally confesses her feelings to Rainbow Dash late in the story. [[spoiler: Dash [[spoiler:Dash makes it absolutely clear that she never has and never will possess feelings beyond friendship for her.]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence: As if Rainbow Dash didn't have enough reason in her backstory to [[spoiler: get angry at Applejack's love confession]], the reason she was late for their picnic ''just happened'' to be because [[spoiler: a classmate from flight school came out recently and wanted to ask Dash out]].

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* [[NotUsingTheZWord Not Using the L Word]]: The words "gay" or "lesbian" or any variation there of are never uttered once despite {{Gayngst}} [[spoiler: and angst deriving from an [[MistakenForGay opposite number]]]] being major plot points.


* NoJustNo: Applejack's thoughts to rumors of her [[BrotherSisterIncest relationship]] with Big Macintosh.

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* NoJustNo: NoJustNoReaction: Applejack's thoughts to rumors of her [[BrotherSisterIncest relationship]] with Big Macintosh.

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* NoJustNo: Applejack's thoughts to rumors of her [[BrotherSisterIncest relationship]] with Big Macintosh.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The funny scene in which Applejack just can’t figure out who Fluttershy’s colt friend is.


* [[spoiler:MistakenForGay: Rainbow Dash gets this constantly. She was teased for it her whole life and is the sole reason she gets pissed when Applejack admits she loves her.]]

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* [[spoiler:MistakenForGay: Rainbow Dash gets this constantly. She was teased for it her whole life and is the sole reason she gets pissed when Applejack admits says she loves her.]]


Applejack has worked hard her whole life. She has family and friends alike to love. She never felt the need to have anything beyond that simple life, especially a very special somepony. That is, until she met a certain cyan pegasus.

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Applejack has worked hard her whole life. She has family and friends alike to love. She never felt the need to have anything beyond that simple life, especially a very special somepony.life. That is, until she met a certain cyan pegasus.


* SingleTargetSexuality: Rainbow Dash is the only pony Applejack has any romantic interest in.

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* SingleTargetSexuality: Rainbow Dash is the only pony Applejack has ever been able to develop any true romantic interest in.


* {{Asexuality}}: Applejack has no true interest in mares or colts beyond Rainbow Dash.

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* DeconstructionFic: Of Romance stories in general. [[spoiler: Sometimes you don’t get the person you want and your attempts to get them can lead to even worse results for both of you.]]


* BreakTheCutie: The entire story is one long BreakTheCutie experience for Applejack [[spoiler: and Rainbow Dash [[TearJerker The ending is especially painful.]]]]

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* BreakTheCutie: The entire story is one long BreakTheCutie experience for Applejack [[spoiler: and Rainbow Dash Dash. [[TearJerker The ending is especially painful.]]]]


* {{Asexuality}}: Applejack has no true interest in mares or colts.

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* {{Asexuality}}: Applejack has no true interest in mares or colts.colts beyond Rainbow Dash.



* BreakTheCutie: The entire story is one long BreakTheCutie experience for Applejack. [[spoiler: [[TearJerker The ending is especially painful.]]]]

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* BreakTheCutie: The entire story is one long BreakTheCutie experience for Applejack. Applejack [[spoiler: and Rainbow Dash [[TearJerker The ending is especially painful.]]]]



* LoveConfession: Big Mac admits his feelings for Fluttershy. [[spoiler: They get together.]] Applejack admits her feelings for Rainbow Dash. [[spoiler: She gets rejected.]]

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* LoveConfession: Big Mac admits confesses his feelings for Fluttershy. [[spoiler: They get together.]] Applejack admits confesses her feelings for Rainbow Dash. [[spoiler: She gets rejected.]]



* [[spoiler:TragicDream:]] Applejack finally admits her feelings to Rainbow Dash late in the story. [[spoiler: Dash makes it absolutely clear that she never has and never will possess feelings beyond friendship for her.]]

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* [[spoiler:TragicDream:]] Applejack finally admits confesses her feelings to Rainbow Dash late in the story. [[spoiler: Dash makes it absolutely clear that she never has and never will possess feelings beyond friendship for her.]]


''Synopsis'': Applejack has worked hard her whole life. She has family and friends alike to love. She never felt the need to have anything beyond that simple life, especially a very special somepony. That is, until she met a certain cyan pegasus.

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''Synopsis'': Applejack has worked hard her whole life. She has family and friends alike to love. She never felt the need to have anything beyond that simple life, especially a very special somepony. That is, until she met a certain cyan pegasus.


Summary: Life is unfair. The world is a cold and unforgiving place. Even the most deserving and hard-working ponies may not get want they have earned. Applejack believes there is nothing for her when it comes to love. Can one cyan pegasus change that?

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Summary: Life is unfair. The world is a cold and unforgiving place. Even the most deserving and hard-working ponies may not get want they have earned. ''Synopsis'': Applejack believes there is nothing for has worked hard her when it comes whole life. She has family and friends alike to love. Can one She never felt the need to have anything beyond that simple life, especially a very special somepony. That is, until she met a certain cyan pegasus change that?
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