As she was stirred from her sleep by the obnoxious sound of the alarm clock, Vinyl punched it straight into the wall. ‘I hate clocks.’ she thought to herself as her throbbing headache from yesterday’s activities returned. ‘Headache, check. I hate hangovers.’ She had gotten used to waking up like this; it came with the job as she would say. She then remembered that there was no reason for the clock to be active since she had no appointments to meet today, okay maybe except for hanging out with Octavia but that was a daily activity. She started feeling around in her bed and sensed a distinct lack of the gray mare in it. ‘Stupid Octy, making me wake up in the morning…’ She rolled off the bed in an untidy fashion and fell square on the floor. ‘Ouch.’ She tried to stand up, but she fell straight onto the bed again. ‘Wow, this is a really comfy bed…’ She started dosing off into dreamland once again only to be interrupted by a voice from downstairs.
“VINYL! I know you are trying to fall asleep again, but breakfast’s ready!” ‘Breakfast?’ Hearing the only word she wanted to hear at this point she practically jumped out of the bed and started to trot slowly downstairs. As she enters the kitchen she looks around the room for her breakfast.
“Where’s my breakfast? I’m hungry…” Octavia chuckled at the usual behaviour of her friend.
“It’s not finished yet, I just wanted you to get out of bed, you should know by now that staying in bed is not an option.” Vinyl harrumphed. She then continued to sit in her chair and dose of for a bit. But that only earned her a smack in the head from Octavia. “No sleeping. And besides, your breakfast is ready.” Vinyl lifted her head slowly and tried to sit as normal as possible. “Good, Vinyl. Now here’s your breakfast.” And surely enough Octavia put the plate with pancakes in front of Vinyl and before she knew it they were gone in a matter of seconds.
Then a sudden knock from the door was heard. “Octy, who could that, be?” Octavia smiled.
“It’s good to see that you are capable of speech, and I have no idea who it could be.” But Vinyl had already trotted off towards the door.
She opened the door and behind it stood two of their friends, more specifically Lyra and Bonbon. “You look tired.” The mint colored pony pointed out
“Party… What are you two even doing here?” Lyra smiled and Bonbon rolled her eyes.
“It has to do with Lyra’s stupid obsession.” Bonbon pointed out matter-of-factly.
“It’s no obsession, its a hobby.” Bonbon shook her head.
“Well come in then.” Octavia said from the kitchen, somehow overhearing the conversation. As the three ponies entered the kitchen to the newly arrived ponies left. Octavia finished up the dishes and then everypony sat down at the table. “Why are you two here again?”
“I have been doing research on hands and I think I have come across something big. Possibly even life changing.” Vinyl and Octavia slowly nodded and Bonbon just rolled her eyes again. “The thing I have come up with involves a certain spell that has a one hundred percents chance of success but Bonbon here refuses to let me try it on her and well I wanted to ask if one of you two would be willing to do so. I could even pay you.” Octavia shook her head really fast and Vinyl pondered the question.
“I could do it.” Lyra’s face started shining in happiness and Octavia and Bonbon just looked at her in disbelief.
“You will? Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!” Lyra squealed in happiness.
“Vinyl what are you thinking here? It could be dangerous.” Vinyl just tilted her glasses and looked at Octavia with her bright red eyes.
“Are you serious? She even said it has one hundred percent’s chance of success and no damage, so I don’t see the problem. Now that we settled that, Lyra would you please follow me?” Lyra nodded and the two of them got up from their seats leving the other two mares too chat, oh and they also walked upstairs. The DJ closed the door behind them and turned her attention towards Lyra, but she stumbled a bit on her feet. She then tried to gain her footing again and when she finally did she saw Lyra looking out the window. “Let me guess, it’s not one hundred percent?” She shook her head and then turned herself towards Vinyl with a smile of excitement.
“Nah more like ninety-nine which isn’t that bad. There would be no way for you to get damaged anyhow.” If Vinyl hadn't been so busy wondering about the spell she would have seen the slight tint of worry in the eyes of her friend. “Should we get started?” Vinyl made a smug smile and nodded vigorously. “Sit on the bed and I will begin.” she did as she was told and Lyra’s horn started glowing in a slightly lighter mint color. The horn then started shooting a beam towards the white mare and she started floating in the air. “Nearly there.” Vinyl started feeling smaller; she had no idea what this feeling could mean. Before anything else happened the door was slammed open.
“LYRA! SHE HAS A HANGOVER; SO STOP!” Bonbon screamed as she knocked Lyra down from where she was standing.
“Oh god no, I had no idea… This is bad.” Lyra whispered from her new location on the floor.
“Guys what is happening?” Vinyl said with a tint of worry in voice as she was still floating in the air. With a distinct lack of Lyra’s magic aura around her.
“Vinyl… I have no idea what will happen really, but I never meant for it to ha…” Vinyl then disappeared. “Oh no…”
“WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?” Octavia screamed as she slapped Lyra.
“She seemed normal… If I knew she had a hangover I would have never tried, because for some reason that stupid spell can’t handle alcohol… SHE EVEN TOLD ME ABOUT THE PARTY!” All three of them then started to cry.
‘Ugh, what happened to me? Wait, why am I in a bed?’ Vinyl opened and saw that she was in a kid’s room. ‘What is this place? I have never seen it before.’ She tried standing up and found that she no longer had a hangover and that she was distinctly smaller in size than before. She trotted over to the nearest mirror and looked at herself. ‘I’m a filly again? Why do I look like I’m ten years old? At least I still have my bad flank glasses, heh.' She had no memory of what had happened just before she went to sleep but she knew that she did not belong in the body of a filly. She started looking around the room she was in a bit more and found that the theme of the room strangely enough fit to what her interests was. There was a small mixer table along with a couple of not-so-big speakers. ‘I will have to do something about that.’ She then thought to explore the rest of the mysterious house she now found herself in. Trying the reach the doorknob she found herself struggling to open it with her magic due to her new body not being nearly as stong at magic.
Coming out from the room she only found a stair going down. When she gets downstairs she walks into the first room she saw and notices that the room itself is a kitchen. ‘I am pretty hungry.’ Jumping to reach the table she sees a note and instantly starts to read it. ‘Maybe some clues?’
While you were sleeping my ensemble called
Frederic sounded really enthusiastic about whatever it is
So I made this note to let you know that there is food in the refrigerator
I should probably be home in a couple of hours from you reading the note.
Your mother, Octavia.
Vinyl’s face drops as she finished the note. ‘Is this some kind of joke? Oh wait, I’m filly sized, VERY FUNNY OCTY!’ She went and opened the refrigerator and started to eat her breakfast. ‘Wait a minute, I have no idea what this house is but somehow Octy knows? What is this madness? And why did she call herself my mother? Something really creepy is going on here.’ After finishing her meal she decided to go back up to her room and she started pulling parts out of the speakers and throwing them around and doing all sorts of crazy things for what seemed like a hour.
‘Now to test this bad-boy.’ The latest hour Vinyl had built together a small bass system out of the materials of her former speakers. She started the music and noticed it as something from Octavia’s collection. Her eye twitched as she stopped the music and started looking around for her own records. After searching for about ten minutes she finally found a record from Aerocolt. ‘Perfect, just what I wanted.’ She put the record in the machine and it let out a powerful yet amazing sound. ‘IT LIVES, IT LIVES! I guess I still have the skills even if I’m a small filly. What is the saying? The awesome stays awesome? Yeah, that’s probably it.’ She fell down onto her bed listening to the loud music of her newly made speakers and bass. ‘It’s not as good as the professionals do them but oh well, it works. Which also makes me one hundred percent awesome.’
After she listened to the entire album she decides to go downstairs again, and when she reached the bottom of the stairs the door slams open seemingly out of nowhere revealing Octavia running straight at her and starts hugging her. “Vinyl, are you ok? The neighbors called about some loud noise coming from our house so I rushed home. I can’t hear anything though… Vinyl what have you done this time?” She pulled away from the white filly and looked at her, and she just made a smug face.
“I made a speaker, Octy you should know by now that I do these kinds of things.” Octavia looked shocked at the way Vinyl talked to her, she had never heard her daugther using that nickname.
“You did what, But how? I didn’t know you had those kinds of skills. Would you mind showing your mother this speaker?” Octavia pointed out as Vinyl’s eye twitched as she nodded and went upstairs.
Octavia’s mouth went agape when she saw the contraption her daughter had made while she was at work. “I made this in an hour and a half, nothing big and besides I didn’t really have any good parts.” She went over to the machine and started the record again; Octavia fell on her bum as she heard the loud sound coming from the speakers not to talk about the bass. She immediately went over to the small console and turned it off with her eye twitching.
“Say, how did you know how to make something like this my dear Vinyl?” Vinyl raised an eyebrow and tilted her head.
“For years now, don’t you remember when I made my first speaker? I am pretty sure you were there.” Octavia just looked at her in disbelief and shook her head.
“Vinyl this is the first time you have shown me any of this, though I am pretty happy that you have the knowledge of these things in your young age.” Vinyl pushed herself from the hug Octavia had pulled her into.
“What are you talking about young? I was 20 years not so long ago, and then something happened which is blurry but I woke up in some unknown house and I have shrunk, THIS MAKES NO SENSE TO ME!” Octavia stumbled back as she heard her daughter screaming in frustration.
“Vinyl dear, you don’t have to hide behind lies, if something happened please tell me, I am here for you. That’s what a mother is for after all.” Vinyl shook her head and went under the bed.
“You’re not my mom and I know it because I remember my mom clear as day, even though she died a year ago.” Her eyes started tear up at the memory of her parents.
“Now what are you talking about? I have been your mother for years now and you already know i'm not your real mother. She died when you were nothing more than a newborn foal, or that's what the orphanage told me. So I took you in as your new mother though not biologically, but spiritually." Octavia tried to pull her frustrated daugther closer to her but she just pushed her away and started screaming.
“YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER! WHY CAN’T EVERYTHING JUST GO BACK TO NORMAL?!” She started crying as she darted out the door into the streets not caring where she went.
Running through the streets of what she recognized as Ponyville. For her it felt like an eternity running through the crowds with her eyes filled with tears, even bumping into multiple ponies due to the fact her tears dulled her vision. A large number of ponies looked her way as they saw her running off. A few even tried to get her to calm down but she just pushed them away unable to accept their help because she was so angry with the world, not understanding why everything was so different but somehow the same. After countless of minutes just running through the village and multiple falls, she finally was so tired she just fell together in a nearby bush.