Can someone explain to me this pairing between Spike and Apple Bloom? I seriously don't understand how this started. Apple Bloom's never even met Spike in the show. The only time she came close was 'Owl's Well That Ends Well.' And the only of the Cutie Mark Crusaders to even reference Spike was Scootaloo.
She's pretty good, especially for having to use her mouth. She looks very happy with her work, though it's probably as much from thinking about her special little guy. Without too much going on it's a lot easier to appreciate your skilled line work.