• Published 28th May 2013
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The Arrival of Ford Mustang - RoyalRainbow



After a mysterious golden light teleports him to Equestria, the human, Ford, has been transformed into a full-grown Pegasus without a Cutie Mark. What challenges await him as he coops his new life in Ponyville?

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Bonus Chapter – Boo-Boos and Kisses

Bonus Chapter – Boo-Boos and Kisses

“You know, Tavi…” Vinyl says as she rubs her sore head gently while she sits on the kitchen floor. “…if this is what’s to be expected in our new relationship, I’m gonna suffer permanent brain damage because of you.”

“Don’t be ridiculous, Vinyl!” Octavia retorts after putting the battered frying pan away. “You’re too thick-skulled to receive any fatal harm from me!”

“Oh, lucky me.” Vinyl mutters with sarcasm.

“Well, thanks to you, I got a major boo-boo right now.” she continues with a whine. “Can you kiss it for me to make it all better?”

Sigh… how childish can you be?” Octavia says to herself. “Wait, what am I even saying?”

“Pleeeeeease?” Vinyl continues to plea, this time using her usual puppy-dog eye tactics. It took awhile for Octavia to resist those precious eyes, but that form of resistance is short-lived.

“Ooooh… alright.” Octavia answers as she finally gives in. She walks right behind Vinyl and sits down right next to her. Then, Octavia tenderly wraps her fore hooves around her blue-haired lover and gives her sore head a gentle kiss.

“Heh! Told you couldn’t resist my impeccable charm!” Vinyl smirks boastfully.

“Vinyl… don’t make me get the frying pan again.” Octavia softly scolds her.

“I’ll be good.” Vinyl whimpers playfully as she nuzzles her musical companion affectionately. Octavia smiles gently at Vinyl’s cute antics and hugs her closer than before. As they lay together on the floor in warm embrace, Octavia is bothered by something. She then wonders how she can address this to her comfy marefriend.

“Vinyl?” Octavia says to her gingerly.

“Mmm…?” Vinyl Scratch responds relaxingly.

“Do you think… I’m a bit abusive towards you?” Octavia hesitates softly.

“You’re seriously asking me that?!” Vinyl chuckles greatly with a raised eyebrow. But as the giggling DJ looks at cellist, her laughter comes to a screeching stop as she notices how very sad Octavia is by her reaction. Vinyl hates to make Octavia sad like that.

“No, Octavia. Of course not.” Vinyl reaffirms with sincerity. “Why would you think that?”

“It’s just that…” Octavia answers with sad hesitation. “I know I scold you a lot for all of your carelessness, but sometimes… I worry that I might be too hard on you. And I certainly don’t want to do anything to you that might actually… hurt you.”

Vinyl smiles softly at Octavia’s gentle concern, and she eases some of her marefriend’s worries by giving her a nice peck on the cheek.

“Tavi…” Vinyl reassures her. “You have nothing to worry about. Do you seriously think that I can’t handle a couple of smacks to the head every day from you? Heck, most of them I kind of deserve anyway!” This helps Octavia smile a bit.

“Besides…” Vinyl continues. “...do you think that frying pan is the worst thing I’ve ever dealt with? Remember when we were just fillies? I had so many bruises and scrapes from all of those fights back then, I could have made them into a scrapbook.”

“Right, you were always into trouble, whether you’ve cause it or not.” Octavia recalls with a giggle. “In fact, that’s how we first met, wasn’t it?”

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“Hey, what’s the matter? Why are you crying?”

“It’s… it’s nothing.” Little Octavia cried to herself without seeing who was speaking to her. “Just… leave me alone.”

“Come on… you can tell me.” The mysterious filly insisted as she sat down right next to the weeping grey filly. “So, what’s up? You must be new around here, right?”

“Y-yes…” Octavia replied while wiping her tears. “This is my first day at school. And… well… a couple of colts came up to me and demanded my lunch money. I didn’t want any trouble, so… I gave it to them.”

“Tsk! Those creeps!” the other filly scoffed on hearing that. “Well, why didn’t you tell them on the teacher?”

“They said… if I told anyone, I would be a no-good tattle-teller, and they’ll just keep bullying me if I do.”

“What about your friends? Don’t you have anypony to turn to?”

“I’m new here so… I don’t have any friends.” Octavia admitted shamefully.

“Aww, that’s a shame.” the other filly sympathized. “The first day of school is always rough on everypony.”

“Oh, by the way…” the unknown filly continued. “I came by to see you because I think you’ve dropped this.” Just then, something was dropped right in front of Octavia. Her watery eyes looked up and grew widely at seeing what’s in front of her: a small, purple purse bag.

“My… My lunch money!” Octavia exclaimed. “But… how did you--?!” As Octavia was about to thanked her savior, she gasped as new tears ran down her eyes. The pony who brought back Octavia's money was a lightly cream-colored Unicorn with short, ragged, electric blue mane, a cropped tail, and red-colored eyes. But it wasn’t her strange appearance that shocked Octavia. It was the fact that this grinning pony was covered in bruises and scratches.

“Hey, why are you crying again?” Little Vinyl Scratch asked with concern. “Just a brief second, you started to smile again!”

“B-but… you’re hurt!” Octavia sobbed relentlessly.

“What, this?” Vinyl puzzled as she looked at herself. “Well, that’s what happens when you rough up a couple jerks who try to steal another pony’s lunch money.” she shrugged casually.

“But… you could get into trouble! You didn’t have to do that for me!”

“Hey, first off, I’m always into trouble, so I’ve learned how to deal with it! And second of all, I did that because nopony treats my friends like that!” Suddenly, Octavia was speechless as her eyes immediately stopped pouring fresh tears.

“We’re… we’re friends?” Octavia stammered quietly.

“Of course we are! Oh wait! We can’t be friends just yet!” That statement just made Octavia very confused. “We haven’t even told each other our names! Name’s Vinyl Scratch!” she grinned as she extended a hoof towards the perplexed filly.

“My name is… Octavia.” She introduced herself slowly as she shakes her hoof with Vinyl’s.

“There! Now we’re friends!” Vinyl confirmed with a big grin as Octavia began to smile a bit more. “Well, what do you know? You can smile after all!”

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“It was only a shame that you were sent to time-out when the teacher found out about your little scuffle with those two.” Octavia concludes.

“Eh, considering I got myself a new friend from that, it was totally worth it!” Vinyl chuckles happily.

“You know, other than being quite a cutie even as a filly…” Vinyl continues while making Octavia blushed. “It wasn’t until later on that week where I truly saw you as the Octavia I know and love.”

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“Uh-oh! Look out!” A lanky colt pointed out. “It’s the demon pony herself!”

“Yeah! Better not stare at her for too long!” a squated colt chuckled along. “She’ll get you with those crazy, red eyes of hers!”

“Buzz off, guys!” Vinyl glared to the two bullies. “I’m in no mood to pick a fight with you two!”

“Ha! ‘No mood’ she says!” the first bully taunted. “Since when did little Ms. Troublemaker become such an angel?”

“Heh! She’s more like a fallen angel if you ask me!” snorted the second bully.

“Get lost or I’ll…” Vinyl threatened them menacingly.

“Or else what?” the taller colt continued to taunt. “You’ll go demonic on us? Better call the teacher on this on!”

“Maybe a priest for that matter too!” the shorter colt snickered.

“Face it, Scratch!” the chuckling lanky pony walked up to the growling Unicorn filly. “Nopony would ever want to be near you! Everypony hates you! How can anypony like you for having such demonic eyes like that? To us, you’re nothing but a living curse! Always have been and always will be!”

Then the two colts laughed their flanks off as little Vinyl stands there while taking this verbal abuse. Vinyl got so mad, that her coat color was starting to change into an intense shade of red. But it wasn’t just her temper she was trying to hold back; she was desperately trying to hold back the tears that are just ready to break her emotional dam of self-pity. But she didn’t want to cry in right of these two jerks. She would rather take out her frustration on those bullies than on herself. She was about to let them really have it until…

“YOU LEAVE HER ALONE RIGHT NOW!!”

Vinyl and two colts were startled by the sudden shout as they stared at the source. It came from little Octavia who approached them with a fierce, stern experience.

“Oh, look! It’s the crybaby again!” the tall colt chuckled.

“What are you gonna do about it, crybaby?” the short colt also snickered.

“Oh, it’s quite simple actually…” Octavia began in a formal manner. “I’m going to teach you two a lesson in manners!”

But before the boys could respond, a grey hoof smacked the taller colt right in the muzzle. The injured colt winced in pain as the other colt was shocked by this. Vinyl just stood there speechlessly.

“OW! My nose!” the first colt whined while holding his poor nose.

“And here’s the first lesson…” Octavia continued her lecturing. "If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”

“Y-you can’t do that!” the second colt protested.

“Oh no? TRY AND STOP ME.” Octavia glared at the other colt with cold eyes. That stare of hers was enough to shake the two colts in their hooves as they flee away in terror. After Octavia made sure those two were gone, she turned around and faced her new friend who was still speechless by all that had happened.

“Vinyl, are you okay?” Octavia asked with concern. Slowly but surely, a grin began to spread across Vinyl’s face.

“Okay, two questions: who are you and what have you done with the real Octavia?” Vinyl gave off her infamous smirk. The two fillies smiled each other and shared a brief laugh together.

“Octavia!” But that moment of laughter came to an abrupt end when an older mare came up to them.

“I’ve heard from two colts that you nearly broke one of their noses. Is that true?” the teacher inquired. Octavia was bit shameful to admit that to the teacher, but she wasn’t afraid to tell her the truth.

“Well you see, ma’am, I--” Octavia began to confess.

“It was me, teacher.” Vinyl suddenly interrupted. “I did that, not her.”

“What?! Vinyl, don't be absurd!” Octavia scolded her deceitful friend. "You had nothing to do with this!”

“You’re the one who’s been absurd! Stop trying to cover up for me!”

“I’m not trying to cover up anything! You are!”

“No, you are!”

“No, you!”

“You!”

“You!”

“ENOUGH!” the teacher interrupted the two arguing fillies. “Since both of you are willing to share the blame on this matter, then both of you are going to be sharing a time-out as well!”

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Now in time-out, the two grumpy fillies sat in a corner with their backs facing each other. Never wanting to look at each other in the eye.

“You know, you shouldn’t have tried to cover up for me like that.” Octavia grouched.

“Hey, I’m supposed to be the troublemaker in this school, not you!” Vinyl retorted.

“Like I was just going to standby while those two picked on you!”

“I could have handle it myself if you hadn’t butted in like that!”

“Well it doesn’t matter now, because we’re both in time-out now!”

The two said nothing for a while as they were still mad with each other. While in midst of this dead silence, Vinyl thought to herself on how harsh she was toward her only friend, who was just trying to look out for her. She wanted to make things right with Octavia.

“By the way…” Vinyl tried to say it casually while rubbing her nose with her hoof. “…that was pretty cool of you for what you did back there.”

“C-c-cool?” Octavia stammered in surprise.

“Yeah, you know… ‘cool.’ As in awesome, radical, bodacious, amazing--”

“I know what ‘cool’ refers to, Vinyl! It’s just… nopony has ever considered me to be… cool before.”

“Well then, allow me be the first to say just how cool you were when you took care of those two for me.” Vinyl said with a grin. Octavia blushed a bit from hearing Vinyl stating that.

“It was… no problem. I was just merely returning the favor, that’s all.” But then, Vinyl’s grin started to die down when she heard Octavia saying that.

“Oh, well… now that we’re even, I guess you don’t need to tag along with me anymore.” Vinyl said with disappointment.

“What do you mean by that?”

“Look, Octavia… you don’t need to do any favors for me. I only wanted to help you out because I know what it’s like to get picked on. Nopony deserves that kind of treatment, especially somepony as nice as you. Beside, you don’t want me as a friend. I’ll just keep getting you into trouble just like today. Let’s face it. Those guys are right. I am nothing but a curse towards others. A cursed pony with the ugliest set of eyes in the whole world.”

Octavia turned around with concern. She could have sworn she saw a bit of a tear coming down across Vinyl’s cheek. Octavia wished there was something she can do to cheer her up.

“Well then… if you truly are a curse…” Octavia smiled to Vinyl before she came over to her and hug her closely. “…then you’re my curse to bear with from now on.” Vinyl was startled by Octavia’s conviction, but never the less, she welcomed this hug dearly.

“And besides…” Octavia continued. “…those two don’t even know what they were talking about. To me, you have very pretty eyes.”

“P-p-p-p-pretty?!” Vinyl stammered with a glowing blush.

“Yes, ‘pretty.’ As in gorgeous, stunning, dazzling, beautiful--” Octavia said with a smirk.

“Okay, I get! Yeesh! Stop gushing me with your fancy words already!” Vinyl flustered greatly.

“Aww, look at that! Your blush is just like your eyes! So cute!” Vinyl’s blush intensified.

“C-cut it out, Tavi!”

“...‘Tavi?’”

“Sorry, I often come up with nicknames for my friends. Just sort of slip on that one.”

“I… never had a nickname before.”

“Do you… like it?” Vinyl asked nervously.

“No… I love it!” Octavia nearly leaped in joy as she gave another hug to Vinyl while they giggle a bit.

“You know something, Tavi?”

“What’s that, Vinyl?”

“We should get into time-outs more often!” Vinyl said grinningly.

“Well… I suppose a little trouble won’t hurt every now and then.” Octavia replied with a gentle smirk.

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“Best… time-out… ever!” Vinyl declares with a huge grin.

“Agreed!” Octavia grins as well.

“You know, in all seriousness, Tavi, I was really proud of you for the way you stood up for yourself against those two creeps. You’ve shown me and everypony else after that just how strong and compassionate you really are.”

“Vinyl, you’re slightly mistaken. I didn’t stand up to them for myself… I stood up to them for you.”

From hearing Octavia saying that, Vinyl smiles affectionately towards her embracing lover as she gives her a gentle but passionate kiss. They hold into each others’ hooves for quite some time as their lips press tenderly with one and another.

“I don’t know about you…” Octavia says after breaking their kiss before getting up from the floor. “…but I could really use a shower right now.”

“You go ahead and take one first.” Vinyl also gets up from the floor. “I’m going to take care of these dishes myself.”

“Please tell me you aren’t going to clean them with wubs again.” Octavia groans heavily.

“Hey! Never underestimate the power of wub! These dishes haven’t been this sparkly clean before I came up with this little beauty right here!” Vinyl says with great pride as she pats her bass-powered dish washer.

“Well… it certainly does its job efficiently. Alright. But please turn it down a notch this time! We don’t want to frighten the neighbors again on any possible earthquake disturbances.”

“Aye aye, captain!” Vinyl salutes to Octavia before putting the remaining dishes in the sink and cleaning them. Octavia turns around to head upstairs, but then a thought pops into her mind, and a devious smile begins to stretch across her face.

“Vinyl…” Octavia asks sweetly.

“Mm-hmm?” Vinyl responds while she’s preoccupied with her chore.

“You know, there’s been a lot of talk around town lately about the importance of conserving our water usage.”

“Mm-hmm?”

“And I was thinking… since we are officially together now, perhaps we should start taking showers TOGETHER as well.” she finishes it up with an alluring voice.

Hearing that emphasized word, “together”, makes Vinyl immediately stop on what she is doing. She freezes in place as she mentally processes on what her next course of action might be. Octavia giggles a bit to herself as she was able to finally get Vinyl’s attention.

“You know, to conserve water, of course.” Octavia says with a smirk. “Well, in case you change your mind, you know where to find me.” And with a wave of her tail, Octavia makes her ascent to the bathroom in a slow and steady manner. Vinyl finally snaps back to reality and finds Octavia no longer in the kitchen. She then looks back at the plates she was cleaning up, only to realize that there is one obvious choice to make.

“Forget the dishes! I got some real wub-a-dub-dubbing to do!” And with a giddy smile, Vinyl merrily trots up the stairs to join up with her marefriend.

You know… to conserve water, of course.

Author's Note:

Just so you know, this extra chapter takes place just right after Chapter 11 - The Hangover.

I had so much fun with the Vinyl/Octavia subplot, that I have decided to extend it from a different perspective. I know how the rest of the story goes, but this is the only "Bonus Chapter" that I could think of at the time. So, this one is a one-time deal as far as I know.

Speaking of which, regarding with how many times Octavia and Vinyl Scratch have appeared in this fan-fic, should I add Tags of them or not?

References/Inspirations for this chapter:
Epic Wub Time: Musicians of Ponyville null
Epic Wub Time - Vinyl Scratch Extras null
"Why is she your friend?" by HowXu null