Chapter 7: [link]
Here it is.
The story is marked as [Shipping] on EqD, and this is why.
This is the first time that anything like this has been attempted in the FiM fanon, and I have taken great lengths to make sure that it hits _just_ right.
Major credit goes to the numerous people I have asked to proofread and edit this chapter, and in chief, Chistery, whose additions and editing were utterly invaluable.