• Published 29th Jan 2014
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Operation Brohoof - SuperPinkBrony12

A crossover with Soundwave from Transformers Animated. After the events of "Human Error" Soundwave's spark finds its way into Equestria, where the so called Decepticon is taken in by Vinyl Scratch.

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Making Things Right

Soundwave soon made a plan to help Lyra and Octavia patch things up. It was rather straightforward. All he had to do was help Lyra overcome her self confidence issues as best he could. Then he could show off the new and improved Lyra to Octavia and Vinyl Scratch. Hopefully to great effect.

But in order for his plan to work no one could know about it, except Lyra, who was sworn to secrecy. So Vinyl Scratch and Octavia were quite confused when Soundwave kept wandering off every morning, after his usual round of maintence from Vinyl Scratch.

Bon-Bon (who Soundwave was soon introduced to) was every bit as surprised. She had gotten use to a lot of Lyra's antics, but hanging out with some kind of transforming robot was strange even for the usually straightfaced mare. Whenever she asked what was going on, Lyra or Soundwave, would tell her that it was a secret, and that she could not know what was going on.

"How was that?" Lyra asked Soundwave. Per the Decepticon's instructions she was to play the lyre as often as she could, and as best as she could. "Was that okay?"

"That was more then okay. That was outstanding." Soundwave said.

"Oh, you think so huh?" Lyra asked, a little unsure of herself. Soundwave soon took notice.

"You must learn to shut out the voices that tell you you are not doing a good job." Soundwave instructed "Otherwise you will never be able to show Octavia that you have changed."

"I know. I'm trying my best, really. But it's so hard." Lyra said.

"You just have to keep trying until you can do it with ease." Soundwave said.

"So, do you want to play it again?" Lyra asked.

"Yes." Soundwave said "I want you to keep playing until we can both agree on how well you performed. Then we'll know that we're ready."

This series of "lessons" went on and on for the better half of a month. At first progress was slow, and Lyra very nearly broke down on several occassions. But Soundwave refused to give up on her, and did everything he could to offer Lyra his support. Eventually Lyra began to improve. The changes were minimal at first. In fact they were so minimal that you could hardly notice them. But Soundwave did, and he encouraged Lyra not to give up. Finally, after weeks of repeated "lessons", Lyra finally seemed to overcome her self confidence issues. She even performed for Bon-Bon, and had no trouble beliving she had done a good job.

Now came the tricky part, performing for Octavia, in order to show just how far she had come. Soundwave knew that this would not be easy. But he had faith in Lyra, and was sure that with the help he had given her she would pull it off.

"You wanted to see me Soundwave?" Octavia asked one morning.

"Yes." Soundwave said "I have a very special surprise planned for you this evening. And I think you are very much going to like it."

"What is it?" Octavia asked.

"I cannot tell you, it is a surprise." Soundwave said "All you need to know is that I have been personally working on it for a long time. And I am finally convinced that you are ready."

"Ready for what?" Octavia asked.

"You will see." Soundwave said, and set off.

"This is it!" Lyra said. somewhat excitedly, and somewhat nervously "Today's the day! I'll finally get the chance to show Octavia how far I've come!"

"Indeed. Are you ready?" Soundwave asked.

"As ready as I'll ever be." Lyra said.

"Just to be sure, let us have one last 'lesson'. Just to make sure that everything will go as we have planned." Soundwave said.

"Alright." Lyra said.

"What is taking Soundwave so long?" Octavia asked "It's nearly sundown and I still haven't see him, or that 'surprise' he said he had planned for me."

"I'm sure he'll show up soon Octy." Vinyl Scratch said "He's probably just making sure that everything is ready. As a matter of fact he here comes now."

"Octavia, it is my great pleasure to present to you, a pony that was once part of your life. And now seeks your forgiveness, and acceptance." Soundwave said "I present to you Lyra Heartstrings!"

"Lyra?!" Octavia gasped.

"That's my name, don't wear it out!" Lyra said cheerfully, her lyre close at hoof.

"You know what to do Lyra." Soundwave said.

"Right." Lyra said, picking up her lyre, and proceeding to play a little song.

Octavia and Vinyl Scratch were speechless. They had never heard, or seen Lyra play so confidently before. It was almost as if though she was a completly different mare now.

If he had a face, instead of just a glaring lens, Soundwave would've been smiling. Now he had extended the magic of friendship to someone else, and helped them get back on their hooves. It was hard to believe that he had once thought that all his life revolved around was starting a machine revolution. Well not anymore.

When the song was finished Lyra was still incredibly confident. Vinyl Scratch and Octavia did not know what to say.

"Well...that was....something." Vinyl Scratch said.

"I never knew you could play so well." Octavia said "What happened to you Lyra? What brought about this sudden change for the better?"

"You have Soundwave to thank for that." Lyra said.

"Is this true?" Octavia asked Soundwave.

"Indeed it is." Soundwave replied "And now, I believe Lyra has something she wants to say to you."

"What is it Lyra?" Octavia asked.

"I just wanted to say that, I'm sorry for the way I acted all those years ago. I didn't tell you this, but I had self confidence issues, and I needed someone to be there for me." Lyra explained "When you left my life I almost couldn't go on. If it weren't for Bon-Bon I might not still be around today. Soundwave helped me to overcome my troubles though. So, can we start over? As friends?"

"Of course Lyra." Octavia said happily "And I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be so hard on you. I probably should've given you the benefit of the doubt."

"That's alright. I don't blame you." Lyra said.

"I can't thank you enough for this Soundwave." Octavia said.

"Do not mention it. After all, is this not what friends are for?" Soundwave asked.

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