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The pair were quietly eating dinner together, sitting side by side. After a small period of silence, Vinyl spoke up.
"Hey, do you want me to go with you to tell your parents or are you gonna do it by yourself?"
Octavia's jaw hung open, a bit of food falling out and back onto her plate.
"Octy, are you al-"
"OH MY CELESTIA, I FORGOT ABOUT MY PARENTS!" She panicked, her heart shooting up into her throat.
"What am I going to do!? What am I going to say!? How am I supposed to tell them that I got myself pregnant when I am not married to anypony?! Oh dear Celestia what am I to do!?" She panicked, beginning to hyperventilate.
"They will probably disown me...throw me out like the disgraceful foal I am! Oh, what in Equestria am I going to do!? They will probably never speak to me again!"
"I-I do not think I would be able to handle that! My foal, growing up without grandparents! I-I-"
Vinyl forcefully grabbed a hold of Octavia's shoulders, and shook her slightly.
"OCTY! GET-A-HOLD-OF-YOURSELF!" She yelled, releasing her grip once Octavia had fallen silent.
"I...I apologize, Vinyl...I did get a bit out of hoof..." She said, bringing a hoof to her forehead. "Oh Celestia...what am I going to do?"
Vinyl frowned. "Alright, enough. I'm going with you, end of story."
Octavia's eyes widened. "WHAT?! You cannot POSSIBLY believe that my parents will accept this sitting down!?"
Vinyl chuckled, shaking her head a bit. "Octy, oh my dear, precious Octy...you don't know MY parents. THEY'RE the ones we should be worried about."
"I find it hard to believe that the parents of a mare so...liberal as yourself would be a problem...to be honest, I see them being more accepting than my ensemble." Octavia said, raising an eyebrow.
Vinyl shook her head. "I'm able to tolerate your snooty, up-tightness because I lived with them for so long, but that's besides the point!"
Octavia opened her mouth to retaliate, but was met with Vinyl's hoof which forced it shut once more.
"I think we should visit my parents first, and get it out of the way." She said, focusing her ruby eyes on Octavia's violet eyes. "It's like pulling a thorn out of your flank. You either do it slowly and have it hurt a TON more, or you do it quickly, it hurts a little bit, and you move on with your life. Trust me, you wanna do this quickly."
Octavia brushed Vinyl's hoof away and sighed. "If you insist. Where do they live?"
Vinyl blushed. "...Echelon Gardens..." She mumbled under her breath.
Octavia's jaw dropped. "E-E-ECHELON GARDENS!? Only Canterlot's most PRESTIGIOUS live in Echelon Gardens! J-Just who are your parents!?
Vinyl sighed. "I never did tell you my full name, did I?"
Octavia shook her head. "No, you never got around to it. I know "DJ PON-3" is your stage name, and I know "Vinyl Scratch" is your nickname, but I am curious to know what your real name is."
Vinyl sighed, hiding her blushing face behind her electric blue mane. "My real name is Vincenza Staccato, and my parents are Rolando and Marianna Staccato."
Octavia's jaw hit the floor. She couldn't believe it. She was dating the daughter of her ROLE MODEL.
"Y-You...y-you.." Her expression turned from one of shock to one of utter confusion. "YOU'RE the daughter of the famous Rolando Staccato!? He's one of the most-"
"-legendary violin players of all time, blah, blah, blah." Vinyl cut her off, imitating gagging on a spoon. "Yes, he's my dad, now if you're done gushing like a little schoolfilly, I'd like to plot our course of action."
"Vincenza..." Octavia repeated to herself. "How cute..." She said, picturing a young Vinyl with a bow in her mane, blushing slightly.
"Ugh I HAAAATE THAT NAME!" She said. "It's so stuffy and old-fashioned! I just wanna let you know that if you EVER address me by that name, I WILL NOT answer you, got it?"
"Whatever you say...Vincenza..." Octavia giggled, unable to contain herself.
"...You're never going to let me live this down...are you?" Vinyl said flatly.
"Nope!" She giggled. When she saw Vinyl's irritated expression, she smiled. "Oh, come now, Vinyl. It is a beautiful name."
"Beautiful if you lived when the way Princess Luna talked was still normal." She said dryly. "Anyway, it's too late to go visit them tonight, so we'll do that in the morning. Where do your parents live, Octavia?"
"Hoofington, why?" Octavia asked as she walked back over to the dining table and picked up her plate with her teeth. She trotted over to the garbage can, dumped what remained of the contents in the garbage, and put the plate in the sink. "By the way, you left a mountain of dishes from last night, so you do dishes tonight. Understood?"
Vinyl was deep in thought. "Hoofington, eh? Good. By carriage that's about a two-day canter, and the path passes right through Ponyville. I have a friend who lives there, so if anything we can bum at her place."
Octavia sighed. "Vinyl, we will not "bum" anywhere. If your friend has the accommodations for two mares to stay the night, then by all means. If not, I am sure we can find a hotel or something."
As Vinyl thought back, she then realized that it didn't quite make sense how Octavia had gotten pregnant.
"Hey Octy...did the doctor say just HOW you got pregnant?" Vinyl asked, curious.
Octavia furrowed her brow. "You ask this, NOW?" She then sighed. "He mentioned something about, "magically-induced conception", but I do not know how that works. He never gave me an explanation, so I left it at that." She said.
"Hmm, then it's a good thing we're gonna be passing through Ponyville. Rumor has it Celestia's star student lives there, and if anypony can give us the low-down on how it happened, it's gotta be her."
"Whatever that means." Octavia said, a bit confused.
"If anypony knows, it'll most likely be her, Octy. Geez, get with the times, would ya?" Vinyl chuckled.
Octavia blushed in embarrassment. "I do not need to speak like a delinquent to be caught up with the matters of today, Vinyl! You know that as well as I do!"
Vinyl laughed. "Yeah, but it doesn't make it any less fun to tease you about it."
"... Revenge for calling you by your real name, am I right?" Octavia said flatly.
"Oh, totally." Vinyl said with a laugh.
Octavia couldn't help but smile. "Either way, I suggest we go to bed early tonight. We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow...not to mention I am exhausted!" She said, stifling a yawn.
"Yeah, not a bad idea. Believe me, we'll need all the energy we can get for tomorrow...Celestia help us." Vinyl sighed.
The two then entered their bedroom and shut the door, the light of their tiny apartment winking off as Luna's night sky shimmered above.