The next morning Octavia got up and went to school, she didn't really look forward to it but she knew she had to. As she was walking out and off to school she noticed Vinyl walking to school like she was and could not help but to run up to her to greet her.
“Good morning Vinyl, how are you doing?” Octavia greeted as she walked next to her.
“I'm alright, I couldn’t sleep last night, it was weird...” Vinyl stopped. She thought that her dream would freak Octavia out since they just met. Thankfully Octavia replied to what Vinyl had said.
“Yeah for me too it was odd. For some reason I could not remember my dream it was like I did not have one, but I do remember just parts, but it’s probably nothing.” Octavia said as she checked to see if her homework was in her bag. Vinyl was relieved that she did not ask her what her dream was about.
“Hey Vinyl, do we go to the same school, since you just moved here?” Octavia asked hoping she would say 'yes'.
“Um...I think so it's the down here in Ponyville, right?” Vinyl asked thinking to herself why there was only one school in the vicinity.
“Yeah that's the one” Octavia replied as a big grin grew on her face, she was so excited to go to school with her new friend because she knew that she was going to have fun. Vinyl looked over at Octavia and saw that big grin on her face, she couldn't help but laugh but asked anyway.
“Let me guess, you go there too, right?”
“YES!” Octavia yelled with excitement and jumped as high as she could.
Vinyl giggled and gave Octavia a big smile and said.
“Someone is happy that I'm going to the same school as them,” poking fun at Octavia playfully. As they arrived at school it was really hectic and loud, it seemed as though they were all lined up for a new movie or maybe some ice cream. But as usual as soon as Octavia had set foot in the school house two fillies saw her and yelled out.
“Look everyone, Octsobia's here!” Octavia stopped dead in her tracks and started backing out of the school building, Vinyl heard what they yelled and grabbed Octavia and pulled her inside.
"Hey lay off her!” she yelled while still trying to get Octavia to get in the school house. Octavia heard what Vinyl told the two fillies, she wanted to run but Vinyl shoved her inside. Knowing that Vinyl would just keep shoving her inside, she gave in and took her seat. Vinyl followed to make sure that she did not try to run. Vinyl reassured her that everything was going to be alright. Octavia smiled at her and said in her head, “Thank Celestia I have Vinyl as my friend.” Just as everything seemed good one filly stood up and yelled at Vinyl.
“Why should we stop, who's going to make us stop us from making fun of that cry baby that you’re sitting next to, huh?” One of the fillies told Vinyl looking like she wanted a fight.
“I am, so why don't you sit down and shut up before somepony gets hurt.” Vinyl replied to the filly that was standing up. Octavia tried to pull her back down into her seat but to no avail. Vinyl was certain that she could shut up this bully.
“So you’re protecting this cry baby for what huh? Is it because she does your math homework? Are you too dumb to do any math in your head, dumb pony!” The filly said while getting up and getting closer to Vinyl.
“I'm protecting her because she is a wonderful pony that should not be treated this way, you green mess!” Vinyl said to the light green filly. Octavia heard what Vinyl had said and her face lit up with joy, it seemed as though that Octavia had a best friend. Her heart seemed to jump around and bounce, she had never felt so happy life before. As the teacher walked in to find the light green filly yelling at the new student he slammed his book onto the desk to stop the arguing. He looked at the light green filly and she sat down not wanting to get in trouble. He looked over at Vinyl then at Octavia, to his amazement this was the first time he ever saw Octavia smiling. He figured there had to be a good reason for it but now was not the time.
“Ah, I see you bullies have met the new student in our class.” The teacher looked over at the two fillies that always bullied Octavia
“Now then, Miss Vinyl Scratch, please come up and introduce yourself to the classroom.” Vinyl did as she was told and as she walked up she could feel the stare of the light green filly boring a hole in the back of her neck.
“Hello, my name is Vinyl, Vinyl Scratch.”
“Hello Vinyl, My name is Mr. Book Burn.” Mr Book burn replied to let her know his name. Vinyl did not seem to care that her teacher's name came very close to “bookworm”, but she could also care less about standing in front of classrooms.
“Alright Vinyl you can sit down now, now then let’s begin class with some math, so let’s take our math books out and begin on chapter 2 lesson 3.” He said as the class groaned. As class went on he couldn't help but realize that Octavia was still smiling since that morning, he was now beginning to wonder why she was so happy, so he decided to pull her leg.
“Okay class what is 2+4+5, can anypony answer this math question?” As he looked around all the raised hands he tried to pretend to not see any of them and called on Octavia. Octavia, still in her hypnotic state was still smiling big. But she could feel a bunch of stares on her, even the school bullies were staring at her. Vinyl nudged Octavia to get her to answer the question and Octavia snapped out of her hypnotic state and looked over at Vinyl, to see why she was trying to get her attention. As she saw Vinyl gesturing Octavia to look at the front of class, she slowly turned and saw Mr book Burn standing right over her desk.
“Why miss Octavia your back, how was your trip?” Mr. Book Burn told Octavia as he laughed gave her smile and rolled his eyes. As he walked back to the chalkboard the bell rang.
“Alright students have a great day and don't forget you have a test coming up, and homework is due tomorrow.” Mr. Book Burn said as all the colts and fillies ran out of the school house to get home. As Vinyl and Octavia were heading out Mr. Book Burn looked at both of them, he now knew why Octavia was so happy she had found a friend, he hoped that Vinyl would be there to defend Octavia when the bullies picked on her. Just as Vinyl and Octavia walked out, Octavia saw that the two bullies were waiting for them.