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It was supposed to be Octavia’s first big moment in her beginning career. To her dismay a unicorn named Vinyl Scratch stole her spotlight and left an impression on the cellist she would so soon not forget.

This is my take on how two of my favorite ponies met and the stages they went through.

This story takes place about 2 years before Nightmare Moon returns, so you will not see any of the main characters here. If you are here for some Scootaloo & Rainbow Dash, I am sorry to disappoint you.

But please….stay a while and listen….err read.

Rated Teen for some slightly darker scenarios in later chapters and some crude attempted humor.

Chapters (32)
Comments ( 321 )

This looks promising, I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Thou hath gained mine attention

Definitely looking forward to seeing were this goes!

A Rodney and Del Boy cameo in an MLP fic. MIND BLOWN.

The plot doth thicken... as do the unknown kindred cross paths once more

This just keeps getting better with every chapter that comes out. Love it! :yay:

Right in the feels...


Thanks! :pinkiehappy:

Things might become a bit more interesting in the next few chapters.
And the story is becoming a lot larger than I had originally planned, so stay tuned for a lot more chapters. :raritywink:

This story is the best!!
You have the characters down well, there is development, and the story itself is fun to read.
The best Tavi and Scratch fic I have read!!


Thank you very much! :pinkiehappy:

I hope you will find the next chapters just as entertaining. :twilightsmile:



Old friends and new problems looming on the horizon.

I just made a quick check and I estimate that about 12 more chapters will follow until the story comes to an end. Just a heads up. :raritywink:

I look forward to reading them then! :raritystarry:

well this is a rather nice story it's well written, has frequent updates, and an excellent premise.

The only point i find strange is one of character development in regards to vinyls living conditions, vinyl has spent several months living with octavia, she has received several gifts, a roof over her head, free food, and up until very recently did next to nothing on a day to day basis. Now i know she was in recovery but to receive such charity and offer so little back should cause vinyl at least a little strife, i know i certainly would be stressing over how to repay all of that kindness.

other than that single point i love the story, I'm surprised you don't have more followers or comments on it given how well it comes off.


Funny you should mention that about Vinyl.....stay tuned for the next chapter. :pinkiehappy:
Hope I can uploaded it tomorrow.

I am really happy for every bit of feedback I recieve. Even better when I managed to make you enjoy my story.

As for more comments, views, likes or followers....well I don't write with those things as my motivation. Sure it's nice to have people appreciate the things my mind comes up with and I really am always happy for every comment. But I really mainly write for the sake of writing and bringing the stories I have thought up about colorful ponies to paper.....or in this case to screen. :derpytongue2:

Looks to me like vinyls starting to get ideas ;)

what happened? you used to post so frequently. I'm really interested in seeing how this turns out.


Sorry, sorry, sorry. :fluttershysad:

Real life took over and left me no room for anything pony-related or even just internet-related.
Now things are a little better and I hope to get a chapter out once a week.
I might post a blog later to explain a bit more.

For now: enjoy a new chapter of Stages.

This was an amazing chapter. Can't wait for the next one...though for some reason I'm picturing a tombstone with an epitaph that begins with "Here lies Neon Lights" in the near future...

I bet it isn't going to be the bass which drops.

Good characterisation of everypony by the way!

Damn...no little Neon baked into sweets...but I'll take what I can get. And thus is why you don't mess with the mares! Seriously though, great chapter!

This is a good chapter!
A very good decision putting Vinyl's and Octavia's first days together.

The length makes for pleasant nighttime reading too.


Wow, impressive opening chapter. You had my heart beating when they were announcing the winners.

Is it bad that I really wanted Neon to be stupid and try something? ^^;

Great chapter!

Private Dangle approves this story.

*Facehoof* oh Vinyl...you poor deluded filly...you just had to say it didn't you? Great chapter!


“Come on, Tavi. It’s just your parents. How bad can it be?”

Oh no she didn't!

Vinyl is new marshmallow pony!!
.....sorry Rarity

And I love the chapter!
As far as family meetups go, that was one of the better experiences.
Hmm, Vinyl....

Wow. What a start! Can't wait to read more!

Neon Lights, you ass! :twilightangry2:

Damn. I love what you've done with Vinyl's character already.

I hope they run into each other again.

Damn, this is getting good.

DAMN, this is good! I am really enjoying this! :rainbowkiss:

My feelings! How dare you make me feel them! :raritydespair:

That was so cute! :rainbowkiss:

Woot! To Manehatten!

Hehe, things are heating up. :raritywink:

Great chapter! Poor Vinyl though.

Ahhhh my heart! It's being manipulated! And I love it! :heart:

Yay! Vinyl got a job!:twilightsmile:

The mental image of Lyra asking Bon-Bone out that way is soooooooo adorable!

Yes!!!!! Yes oh please oh please oh please I want to see them get together!!! :heart:

Chisella is amazing by the way! Octavia as Istallian makes total sense as well.

Looking forward to an update when you have time. :twilightsmile: Do you mind if I promote this story? It really deserves more love.


I am happy that you enjoyed my little story thus far. :twilightsmile:

If you think it is good enough to promote then go right ahead. :pinkiehappy:

If things lighten up a bit for me I might be able to finish or at least continue it over easter.
So please stay tuned.


Will do to both! Thanks! :yay:

Yay story i havent read before cant wait to read later

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