Scootaloo moves to your side and, standing on her hind legs, puts her front legs around your neck in a hug while resting her head against your neck gently.
"You are the best," she says softly, "But the shakes are on me. You won fair and square."
Feeling your cheeks heat up as more eyes turn to stare at you and Scootaloo, you mumble that that's fine.
Scootaloo hangs on for a moment longer, before finally letting go and standing on all fours beside you again. Her cheeks are a little red still, but she smiles up at you happily.
The line moves forward slowly and the two of you move with it, standing side by side, Scootaloo occasionally leaning up against your side for a moment before swaying away from you when she realizes what she's doing.
Feeling her warm body against your side is nice, you have to admit….
Before you know it, the two of you are at the counter, and a familiar pink pony with a frizzed out mane smiles wide as she looks from you to Scoots and back again.
"Well, well, well," she says cheerfully, "Scootaloo and Cobalt! Or I guess you could say, 'Scootablue!'"
You and Scoots both groan audibly at the terrible pun while Pinkie giggles wildly, before wiping a tear from her eye and leaning on the counter.
"So, what are the two of you doing here on Hearts and Hooves Day? Wait! Don't tell me! You're here because you…," she pauses, leaning her head between the two of you as she stretches out over the counter, "Are special someponies!"
She whispers the last bit fiercely, before giggling again while Scootaloo blushes and stammers a response.
You feel largely the same, but Pinkie cuts off any responses and hops in place behind the counter.
"Doesn't matter if I'm right or not about that! I know for sure that the two of you are here for some sweet eats! We've got a two for one special on everything, and the couple's sized shakes that you split are half off on this special day!"
"So, what'll it be?" she asks eagerly, looking at you expectantly before Scootaloo coughs and gets Pinkie's attention.
"Actually, I'm treating him this time," she says in a whisper.
Pinkie blinks a few times, before grabbing Scootaloo up in a hug, looking like she's happily squeezing the life from the orange Pegasus.
"Isn't that just super! You go, Scootaloo!"
"Pinkie! Please!" Scootaloo chokes out as her face goes red.
"Whoops!" Pinkie says with a nervous smile as she sets Scootaloo down, "Sorry about that! I get so excited on Hearts and Hooves Day about cute couples I just can't contain myself sometimes!"
"Not that I can usually," she whispers to you with a wink, "But today especially."
"So then!" she says loudly, "For the cute couple or not-couple; What'll it be?"
>Ask about the super special shake she made you before>Scootaloo's preference>The Hearts and Hooves Day special [two shakes]>The H&H Day special [one giant shake with two straws]