We sat together in the music room, Tavi having called me in here to look at something.
While I stood there for some reason I could feel a heavy draft on my flank even tho we were inside and the only breeze was coming from the air conditioning unit which I was not close to at the time. Deciding not to worry about it I instead focused my attention on the mare in front of me tapping my hooves impatiently.
"So what is it Tavi, What boring thing did you call me in here to look at."
"Vinyl it's not boring in fact I think you'll rather like it." She said with a bit of nervousness in her voice and eyes locked somewhere behind me. Though I didn't notice, still waiting impatiently for her to show me what it was that was so interesting.
"Um well now that I think about it maybe you won't like it."
"Oh come on Tavi you drag me all the way in here and now you won't show me what it is you brought me in here for just hurry already!" Impatience getting the better of me.
"O-ok Vinyl." Octavia said opening the cello case next to her and extracting her boring old bowstring except that was the problem it wasn't her boring old bowstring something was different about it. The string, it was blue, not just any blue though neon blue just like my mane, it was awesome to say the least. I wondered where Tavi could have gotten such an awesome bowstring.
"Wow!" I said looking at the bowstring "A neon blue bowstring. Where did you get it Tavi?" I asked while turning to look at Octavia who had been sitting quietly beside me the entire time.
"Tavi? Hey why do you have that look on your face come on tell where did you get that bowstring?"
"Eh he he N- nowhere important Scratchy..." Octavia said eyes darting to and fro but where she was looking at I couldn't tell.
"Why do you sound so nervous and, why did you call me Scratchy? You only do that when your trying to calm me down." I was beginning to figure out where she kept looking, I think it was somewhere behind me but I still wasn't sure.
"N-n-no reason Scratchy." Octavia clearly had some secrete she was hiding and I was going to find out what it was.
"Alright Tavi what’s going on?" I asked with a hint of worry in my voice.
P- promise me you won't get mad Scratchy!" Octavia exclaimed grabbing a hold of my withers.
"Oh Tavi you know I couldn't get mad at you."
"I know but still just promise me" she asked a look of worry on her face.
I knew the only way I was going to get an answer was if I promised her and, with her being in my face I could definitely tell it was behind me whatever had her so bothered.
"Ok ok I promise" I said with a sigh turning to look behind me to see what had my marefriend so worried but as I did she grabbed a hold of my head and yanked it back!
"No!" she practically yelled in my face. Now I was definitely curious and a slight bit worried myself.
"It was such a wonderful idea and I couldn't resist please believe me when I say I'm sorry Scratchy"
"Sorry for what?" I asked still trying to look back but my head was firmly locked in place by her hooves.
"The string for the bow... it's from your tail" she trailed off at that point, looking away.
"HA is that why you were worried Tavi? I think it looks awesome why would you think I would get mad at you for that?
"Well I didn't at first which is why I did it but when I sniped a piece of your tail you twitched and I ended up taking more then a piece off" all this was said while she still looked away eyes shut tight her hooves finally reluctantly letting go to allow me to look back.
I wish I hadn't.
Nothing, their was nothing, just a little stubble protruding from the top of my flank if my face hadn't already been white it would have been now I stared in shock for a few more moments before a wave of anger overcame me.
"Tavi!" I yelled turning back to Octavia. Again I wish I hadn't for she was laying on the floor eyes shut tears rolling down her face I felt horrible yelling at her. All of my anger had left just as fast as it had come.
"Tavi" I said again this time in a much gentler tone.
Slowly she turned her head and opened her eyes tears still streaming down her face.
"I'm so sorry Scratchy if I had known what was going to happen I would never have done it" She said her voice shaky.
"Shh it's ok Tavi I forgive you." I laid beside her resting my head against hers her tears soaking the side of my face but I didn't care.
"You're not mad at me?" she asked her crying slowing down and a confused look on her face.
"Of course not Tavi! I told you I could never get mad at you, besides it'll grow back." I laughed and so did she.
"Thank you Scratchy for forgiving me I worried you would hate me forever."
"I could never hate you and there is nothing you could do to make me hate you Tavi" I said. A kind loving look on my face.
"I'm so lucky to have you Scratchy, I love you so much." Octavia said nuzzling me while crying again but for a different reason.
"I love you too Tavi." I nuzzled her back.
We sat there for awhile laying against each other before my stomach made a loud rumble.
"Heh what do you say we get something to eat Tavi I'm starving" I said hopping up and walking towards the kitchen. Tavi tagging behind a smile on her face.