Vinyl sat in her house, nervous. Celestia was standing nearby, staring at the sun as if to make sure Discord didn't escape. Octavia and Fluttershy sat on the couch nearby, looking nervously between the princess and their DJ friend. Outside, it continued to rain chocolate milk out of cotton candy clouds.
Finally, the silence was broken, by Celestia, no less. "Who won? I need to know."
Vinyl coughed softly, pulling out her phone and counting the votes, not wanting to make the powerful pony wait longer than necessary. "...you and Luna won. She got most of the votes...though one of them voted for someone named 'Billy Mays'."
Celestia blinked, confused. "...who the hay is Billy Mays?" She frowned for a moment before shaking her head, looking up at the sun. "You heard them, Discord. You lost. Put everything back to normal!"
"Oh, where's the fun in that?" The sun dimmed down enough to show Discord's face, grinning at them. Celestia scowled at him, and he held up his mismatched forearms in defense. "Fine, fine. I'll undo everything I did." He snapped his talons, and the clouds immediately vanished. "Beware, though I returned everything to normal, I also moved what should be to where it shouldn't." With a laugh, he was gone, and the sun returned to it's original brightness.
Vinyl scratched her head, confused. "What do you suppose that means, OctaviAAA WHAT THE HOOF!?" She leaped out of her seat, looking to where her best friend was. Or rather, where she should've been.
Octavia had vanished.
Fluttershy huddled in the corner of the couch, scared that whatever happened to the earth pony would happen to her. Vinyl walked over and gently placed a hoof around her friend, trying to reassure her.
Celestia, for her part, raised her head. A small pulse left her horn, going through the entire town. She frowned, glancing out the window. "...Discord...you'd better not have harmed my subjects..." She turned to the two mares, a slightly-worried expression on her face. "All of the citizens of Ponyville have vanished. All but you two, Spike, and a few school-aged ponies." She stood up, gazing down on them. "I'm sorry to ask this, but you'll have to stay and watch them. I have to go find the others." She gently nuzzled their necks, sighing softly. "Be safe, my little ponies."
With that, she exited the building and flew off, her horn leading the way.
Vinyl and Fluttershy watched her go, before the former turned to her friend. "Do you feel like we're missing an epic adventure?" When the meek pegasus nodded, she sighed, removing her shades. "I thought so..." She walked off, calling over her shoulder. "Let's go find the young ones, 'Shy."
A few hours later, everyone was back at Vinyl's house. Vinyl and Fluttershy sat on the couch, looking out at the fillies and colts before them. They held cups of lemonade in their hooves. Vinyl had offered tea, but Fluttershy adamantly refused, which, to be honest, was unusual for her.
The room was crowded. Even so, there weren't that many ponies there.
A group of three were sitting together, speaking amongst themselves. The yellow one seemed to say something, and the other two blushed slightly. The white one chanced a glance at the other side of the room, where a small purple dragon and a purple-gray unicorn were talking.
The orange one got up and walked over to the kitchen, passing by a brown-spotted colt, who was chatting with a slender, tan pegasus. As soon as she was behind him, she looked over her shoulder, appearing to look at a record low on the wall.
In the corner furthest from the two mares, two earth pony fillies were gossiping. They could tell because they kept making not-so-subtle gestures at the other colts and fillies.
Everything was going pretty well, all things considered. Nopony was scared, nor did anyone purposely pick a fight with each other.
The white unicorn filly tentatively raised her hoof. "Miss Scratch?"
Vinyl smiled a bit, nodding at her. "Please, Sweetie, call me Vinyl! 'Miss Scratch' sounds so...formal." She frowned slightly, but caught herself before anyone saw it. She took a swig of her lemonade to hide her small slip-up.
Sweetie giggled. "Sure thing!" She cleared her throat and tried again.
"Vinyl, why do ponies do rap battles?"
Her mouthful of lemonade quickly made friends with the floor.
How many of you know where this is going? :3 If you do, then you know you have only the ponies present in the room for the next few battles.
Oh, and I added a couple more title cards to the list! :D And some names, since people were asking for them...and weren't pestering me to do them. ^^;
Anyways, hope you enjoy!