(Author's notes): Sorry about chapter one being so short. I just wanted to introduce the characters and the setting. The next chapters will be longer to make up for it. Hope you guys are enjoying it. I'm gonna try and do a chapter a day but don't be mad if I don't update some days. If you see any mistakes just let me know.
When they got home Firework and Fuse got right to work. Firework did rap vocals and wrote the songs while Fuse could sing and created the music. Firework and Fuse knew that without each other they couldn't make music, that's why they never gave up on each other even when things got hard. Firework was wrapping up yet another song and Fuse was working away at creating the music for the lyrics. Fuse lived next door to Firework and would usually just crash on Firework's couch if they ended up working late. Tonight was gonna be one of those nights. They still had to practice a lot before bed and then record. But kept their heads up and worked through the night. Fuse was starting to fall asleep during the recording session and Firework had to keep waking him up. Firework was starting to lose his voice from practicing so much and him and Fuse decided to call it a night. Fuse crashed onto the couch and Firework dragged himself upstairs to bed. As tired as he was sleep would not take hold of Firework. He was too excited with visions of the future in his head of fame and fortune and maybe even capturing Vinyl's heart as they rose to fame. He would never admit it to Fuse but Firework had a huge crush on Vinyl. She was only two years older than he was and had always looked up to her and admired her. He had posters of Vinyl from concerts in his room along with a couple of Wonderbolts posters too. He finally fell asleep staring at Vinyl's beautiful cerise eyes in one of his posters.
Firework awoke to the sound of the doorbell ringing. He groaned as he climbed out of bed to go answer the door. Fuse was still asleep on the couch when he walked by to the door. Firework opened the door and saw that Vinyl Scratch was standing there! He was surprised at first but quickly invited her inside.
"Fuse get up!" Firework yelled as him and Vinyl entered the living room where the couch was.
"*groan* Ugghhhhh... Jeeze Firework it's only 9:30..." Fuse said with a tired moan.
"I don't care what time it is. We have a guest!"
"Oh!" exclaimed Fuse as he realized who was sitting in the living room with him. "I'm so sorry Ms. Scratch. Please take my seat." Fuse moved off the couch and went to sit on the floor.
"Please call me Vinyl." Said Vinyl Scratch to Fuse who was still embarrassed and star struck all at once.
"Well Vinyl, what brings you to my house and so early at that? Not that I mind though." said Firework with a puzzled look on his face.
"I'm here for business. Somewhat. You see my opening act for the Gala canceled on me and I was wondering if you guys would mind doing an opening song for me? It shouldn't be much trouble but I came over to hear some of your guys's work too."
Firework and Fuse looked so shocked Vinyl thought she had offended them at first until Fuse blurted out...
"WE WOULD LOVE TO OPEN FOR YOU!!!"
His sheer volume blew back Firework and Vinyl and they landed on top of each other which made Firework blush. But Firework piped right up and gladly agreed with Fuse about doing an opening act.
"Thank you guys so much. I know the Princess will love your music! But first I would like to hear some." said Vinyl with an excited look.
Fuse and Firework were so scared. They didn't know what to play for Vinyl... Firework looked through all of there songs and found the one he thought would impress Vinyl the most and started to play it. It started off with a good bass thump and Vinyl started to tap her hoof to the beat. As the song continued to play Vinyl seemed to love it more and more. She would sing along with the chorus and kept tapping to the beat. When the song finished she had a big grin on her face.
"You guys are just what I'm looking for. Can you two perform that song as my opening act at the Gala this weekend?"
"O-Of course we can Vinyl!" Firework said trying not to cry tears of joy as he spoke.
"Thanks! You guys are the best. You know Fuse Octavia might want to meet you." She said with a wink.
Fuse looked like he was gonna faint. Firework had seen him stare at Octavia before he meet LightningStrike. So Firework just laughed to himself while Fuse tried to find his words.
"T-T-Thank you V-Vinyl but I already have a marefriend..." Fuse looked almost sad as he spoke.
"Well that's too bad. I'm always trying to hook her up with cool dudes. Anyways hey Firework lets meet for lunch today to discus the details about Firework Fuse performing at the Gala this weekend."
Now it was Firework's turn to look faint. He could barely find his words as he squeaked out "Sure."
Fuse had a strange look on his face when he saw Firework's reaction and the gears started to turn in his head. Fuse put a sly look on his face when he figured out that Firework must have a crush on Vinyl.
"Alright well I'll meet you for lunch at the cafe."
"See you there!" said Firework with excitement.
Vinyl said goodbye to Fuse and gave Firework a hug then trotted off down the road to her house.
Firework and Fuse just sat there for almost an hour trying to comprehend what just happened. They got up and stared at each other with a huge grin. Then Fuse screamed out "You like Vinyl!"
This made Firework stop in his tracks as he looked at Fuse with an embarrassed smile.
"Look dude I didn't wanna tell you but I guess the truth is out now..."
"Hey bro this is a good thing! You really needed to move on from the last mare you dated."
Firework just stared at the ground as he thought about his last marefriend it made him sad but the fact that he was getting close to Vinyl scratch was a dream come true for him.
"I see that look on your face Firework. You know by working with Vinyl you can get close to her and maybe ask her out!" said Fuse with a sly grin.
"So...? Yeah I do like her but there's no way she would go for a pony like me... I'm sure she already has a special somepony since she could have anypony..." Firework looked defeated as he admitted this to Fuse.
"Bro chill that hug was a little more than friendly business." Fuse said with a wink.
"Maybe your right. Come on we have a lot of practicing to do before the Gala!"
"Oh no you don't! You have a date to get ready for!" Fuse grabbed Firework and was determined to help his friend impress Vinyl today.