"What is keeping that mare?" Octavia asked herself while she violently tapped her hoof on the floor. "It's been over thirty minutes since I told her to to finish her bath."It's been over thirty minutes since I told her to to finish her bath." Octavia gave her friend five more minutes before she couldn't wait anymore. Octavia strained her ears, trying to pick up on bits of the voice. "Are those lyrics? Is she singing?" Octavia tip-hoofed up the stairs and snuck around the corner to make sure she wasn't hearing things.
"We had a great day out
Calling his name like Ferris Bueller!"
"What is she singing?" Octavia peeked through the door to see vinyl enjoying music from a mp-3 on the sink. "If you could even call that music," Octavia thought to herself, "When did she bring that mp-3?"
"It's time to wrap this up
We're getting 20 percent cooler!"
"Well she isn't THAT bad at singing. Maybe if she took some classes she might be 'public' level good." Octavia gave a sigh, "Well at least she does not need dancing lessons."
"7 colors in your hair
Get your boots on dear 'cause we're going out there
Don't care bout the dress code
Put it on, let's go
Fillies go wild 'cause we're going "al fresco"
No need to perform
Hoofs on our bodies gonna keep our skills warm
We need social reform 'cause we're just so criminal
Linguist subliminal, damages minimal."
Octavia pushed the door open, taking a few steps inside. Vinyl was still singing, oblivious to the mare in the room with her. "Impressive Vinyl, too bad you waste your voice singing to that noise." Vinyl jumped high in the air, nearly hitting the low ceiling. Octavia didn't say anything else, until Vinyl hit the floor, then she started to laugh. Vinyl span around to face Octavia. "What the buck Octy you don't see me coming in the bathroom when you're using it."
"Vinyl, not only do you come in, but, you took a bath with me."
"Oh ya." The unicorn said as she rubbed the back of her head with a hoof.
"Why were you taking so long?"
"Oh, sorry about that, I sort of got lost in the music." She paused to violently shake her head to 'fix' her mane. "I just love Ken, and 'Thousand Hoof Krutch.' Sure I prefer 'Messiah' over them, but, 'puppet' is a pretty controlled head banging song. Well at least for fixing one's mane."
"Honestly how can you listen to that music?" Octavia asked as she turned around to leave. "Anyways, you coming?"
"Yup, just let me dry off real quick."
"So where do they live?"Octavia asked as they exited her house.
"They live in Ponyville."
"Isn't that the place where 'Twilight Sparkle' lives?"
"You know Princess Celestia's favorite student."
"OH! I have no idea who you are talking about."
Octavia face-hoofed, "Do you even keep track with the news?"
"Not really unless it had to do with music." Vinyl's expression then changed to a ear to ear grin and she hoped around Octavia like a little schoolfilly.
"For Celestia's sake what is wrong with you?"
"I Just remembered I get to not only see Bonbon, but, also Pinkie!!"
Vinyl stopped on the dot and her jaw dropped, "How don't you know Pinkie? She is the 'Party Master' no one can do a party like her! I mean she is so much fun and just plain AWESOME. Wait not just 'plain' but she is so awesome that she needs her own word for it!"
"Well... you seem to talk very highly of this 'Pinkie' character I hope to meet her soon. But may I ask how you to met?"
"Oh sure. It's a pretty long story but I'll try to cut to the chase, before I lived here I lived in Ponyville and I had a friend their named 'Rainbow Dash' and she introduced me to Pinkie Pie."
Vinyl stopped walking to think about something, "Hey Octy I just noticed that I told you a lot about my past but I still don't know jack squat about yours."
"Oh I guess I should tell you then." Vinyl nodded in agreement.
"Okay well my full name is 'Octavia Philharmonica' my dad and mom are musicians. My father plays the Harp and my mother plays the Violin. I was Born and raised in Manehattan, the upper part of it... are you okay Vinyl?"
"Ya but your story is so straight to the point, there is no, 'Didn't expect that!' moments."
"Well I'm sorry that you feel that way Vinyl but I'm going to finish my background."
The two mares were sitting in a carriage that was on it's way to Ponyville. Octavia was telling Vinyl about things she would do with her parents. The more she talked about them the happier Vinyl got. At one point Vinyl rested her head on Octavia's shoulder and continued to listen until she fell asleep.
In Vinyl's state of slumber she dreamed of her own father and mother. She dreamed about when she was a filly and having fun with her parents, but she was shortly woken up by Octavia who was about to tell her that they have to stay in a hotel for for the night as it was to late to continue the journey until she saw Vinyl's face in a shadowy type.
"Are you okay Vinyl?" Octavia asked deeply concerned about her friend as they exited the carriage. "What were you dreaming about?"
"Just having some memories about my own folks when I was just a little filly." She stated in a sore-full manner.
"Did I interrupt when you get to the best part of the dream?"
"No, thankfully you woke me up in time." Vinyl getting uplifted just being next to her partner.
"Well can I help?"
"You just being next to me is enough to help me, more than I need."
"You're sweet Vinyl. But I just thought of something." Octavia hurriedly said, trying to change the subject before Vinyl got dim again.
"How come Bonbon calls you 'Vin-Vin'?"
"Oh, well that's because she likes to tease me about something that happened before we were separated."
As the two mares made their way to the front desk to check in, Octavia was pondering about what they were going to do at Ponyville. Her thoughts were cut short when she heard Vinyl arguing with a colt.
"What did you say you intoxicated dumb-buck?"
"What did you call me you psychotic criminal? And I'm not drunk!"
"You wanna say that again you good for nothing -"
"You don't wanna finish that sentence."
"Why don't I?"
"I swear to Celestia I will back hoof you right here and now!"
"Try it and you will be picking up your teeth while using an Iron Lung!"
"Is that a threat!?"
"No, just a promises!"
"THAT'S IT YOU PIECE OF TRASH!" A hoof came rushing down, striking Vinyl across the face which made her nearly made her fall to the ground, but she dug her hoofs into the ground to keep a firm stance. Octavia put a hoof in front of her mouth and gave a loud gasp, as did almost everypony else who saw it. She was the only one that had tears ready to erupt from her eyes however. She was ready to charge in the fight and take Vinyl's place for her, but she couldn't move her legs, she knew she was not a fighter.
Vinyl stood up and looked the Stallion dead in the eyes , her glasses still concealing her eyes. "So you really hit me in front of all these ponies just because of what I prefer?"
"Your kind ain't natural! All of you 'Fillyfoolers' are not normal just go and live on the streets where you belong!"
"Is there anything else you wanna say about me or Octy?" Vinyl said through gritted teeth as she got ready to beat the living hell out of this Stallion.
"'Octy?' is that the name of your unholy mate? Well I only have one thing thing to say to the two --" The stallion silenced himself when he saw the guards walk in.
"What's the matter you bastard, ain't got nothing to say to me now that the guards are here!? What a wimp. Lets go Octy we're going to a different hotel, I don't like this one." When Vinyl reached Octavia all her hatred turned into guilt when she saw Octavia looking at the floor, tears running down her face. "Octy... I-I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you mad or worse, sad." Vinyl put a hoof under the grey earth pony's chin and brought it up, "Pwease don't be sad." Vinyl tried to lighten the mood just by one tick at least.
Octavia gave Vinyl a hug that surprised her. "I'm sorry!"
"I couldn't do anything to help, even when he smacked you!"
"Oh, that. Octy don't cry, lets just go get wasted in that room you rented for the night and forget this ever happened. Plus that can't be considered a hit, I mean your hits are much harder." Vinyl pulled Octavia away giving her famous ear to ear grin.
"But... but -!" Octavia fell quite when Vinyl leaned in an gave her a kiss that made her worries go away for a moment.
"I only like normal and mad Octy. Please don't cry anymore. Look I'm fine if that's what you're worried about."
"Okay... but are you sure you are okay?"
"Like I said there are only two things that can really hurt me. And that's your 'X6' stuff and when you are sad." Vinyl lifted her glasses and looked into Octavia's eyes.
"Okay lets go to our room. But your glasses, aren't you afraid of people seeing your eyes?"
"I really don't care. As long as I'm with you I know nothing wrong can happen."