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Genuinely wishing I had more time and motivation to write. Sometimes you'll get lucky. Mostly you'll be disappointed.



It could have been just another night. Instead, Vinyl Scratch leaves a show to find herself suddenly presented with a chance to make a difference in the life of a filly no one else will look twice at. Now if only she can convince Octavia she's not making a huge mistake...as usual.

Note: This story now has an indirect sequel set several years in the future in The Most Unlikely Places. Cover art by SonicDash777.

Chapters (11)
Comments ( 584 )


Awww. I love it. Please more. Vinyl is very nice here, and I like your Scootaloo, not easily trusting. Scene with running away was written perfectly.

You're gonna get taken home.jpg

This is shaping up well, might give Our True Colors a run for its money as my favorite scootaorphan fic.

After reading this, I think this should have a Sad tag in this story.


Ideally, it won't stay sad long enough to need the tag, but I'll consider adding it

D'awww this is a cute pair


Aww. Octy is nice here, if a little explodey :D


I like to think Octavia constantly lives in fear of the day Vinyl makes a serious mistake, and that this seems like just such a mistake. I also like to think Octavia's anger is never particularly long-lived.

Yeah, but I would've think Octy will be more reserved. Guess Vinyl is rubbing into her.

I like Vinyl and Octavia's personalities in this fic. They seem expertly placed and I would love the chance to adopt my own Scootaloo :D

So... I really like cooking, ya'know? Why, I was just making a nice french omelet for myself - what with cutting the onions, and the garlic, and the ham, and a bit of jalapeno to liven things up - when I brought the hand I had use to hold the onions and the peppers up to wipe my eyes; and by Celestia, I still seem to be tearing up! I mean, it's not like Sad-Scoots could ever bring so much as a semblance of a tear to my eyes, right? Eenope, definitely the onions and peppers... Definitely. :applecry: I may be crying like a filly at the moment, but I assure you that it's not because of your fic.

Seriously though, you did a good job. I agree with 373308 . Octy's mercurial personality is suiting, and Vinyl's cool too. Don't get me started on Scoots. I await more... So, is the next chapter done yet?

I'm a real sucker for Scoots fic's.

EVERYONE! scoot-a-loo! scoot-a-loo!...erm..wait, only me chanting? uhm...well this is awkward. I shall now return to my emo corner.

' You’re going to eat the portabella steak I made for you'
Um... Wat?
*Googles it* oh...


Portabella steaks are amazing. I hate most vegetarian meals, but a good portabella steak in cream sauce is better than a t-bone.

373448 Scoot-a-loo Scoot-a-loo!

I'm surprised Octavia didn't correct Vinyl on her grammar. A person doesn't "do good" unless they are Superman, or perhaps Mare-do-well. Yet, Mare-do-well has correct grammar in her name, so perhaps not.

Also, I had the strongest urge to make this comment full of grammar mistakes, but I resisted.:pinkiehappy:

it appears we are the only two members of the church of scootaloo in the room.

*puts up a tent*
I'll be tracking this
nice interpretation of the characters

Loved it, made me smile :pinkiehappy:

hopeflully octavia says yes:scootangel:

After reading a few chapters of End of Ponies and other sad Scoot stories, I really needed something to put a smile on my face, thank you :scootangel:

I was suspicious about the names of the first two, but this one's name, I have to ask.
Where do you get these names? I have one called Ragamuffyn in this nerdy card game I play. (magic the gathering)


As it happens, these are all just synonyms for a street urchin. I have a list of them, enough to get me through about 10 chapters, in case I need them, but I probably won't. I like esoteric chapter names, and generally put a lot of time into coming up with unique ones, or at least unique themes for them.

Another lovely chapter. just what i needed after a shitty two days of work related stress and family-induced insanity.

Another d'aww chapter. :rainbowkiss:
How nice, things are going well for poor Scoots :yay:
Now throw a wrench into the works! :pinkiecrazy:


Well, I wasn't gong to, but if you insist. :trollestia:

BWHAHAHAHAHA.*twirls mustache* :moustache:...*cough* :scootangel:

Ahhh! I've been waiting for ths to update :D Awesome story keep u the good work. e good work. :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:


Love it. Touching, warm, and has wonderful characterization. Something seems a bit off about Scoots, but that could just as easily be a matter of interperetation.

Will wait for more of this. :twilightsmile:


I love to hear other people's opinions on my characterizations of preexisting characters, mostly because reinterpreting canon personalities is hard to do without altering it somewhat. I'd like to think I do a pretty good job, but I can always improve. I'm curious what struck you as 'off', if you can put a finger it on?

I like it, keep it up. Scoot's so sweet.

I love it when a new chapter for this comes out, because it brings a smile to my face, every single time.

very nice, i love it. keep up the good work.


I love a good happy Scootaloo story :D

I just realized... All your chapter names are... Synonyms?

Why must you melt my heart so much?! :rainbowkiss:
I loved the conversation between Cheerilee and Octavia :twilightsmile:
Very well done indeed but now we need some crazy event to happen:pinkiecrazy:


Indeed they are :D

I do so love good wordplay, and some of the synonyms for "Orphan" are truly fantastic (my personal favorite being 'tatterdemalion').

SCOOTALOVE. DAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :rainbowkiss: so much potential in this! i wanna see the eventual moment when the Mane six find out, or the other CMC, or both.... cant wait for next chapter, so, could you post more, if you dont... :fluttershyouch: mind that is

another epic chapter that made my morning. I'm loving Octavia's motherly attitude. It's oddly fitting. And Vinyl's Rough personality perfectly matched that of a father. A little rough around the edges, but far from uncaring or unloving. please keep up the good work.

i like dis.... im curious to see if its the fact that she has parents, and has to hide some... rather unfortunate, secrets, or her parents died or something like that... Nice update though :yay:

I can't wait for the next chapter :pinkiehappy:

That was AWESOME!!!! PLZ MAKE MORE :scootangel:

I love this fic :D

another great chapter. looking foreward to more.

Awwww, poor little chickaloo! My "Pinkie-sense" is telling me that it's not going to be so easy, but I do hope that everything works out for them. Octavia and Vinyl are one of my favourite pairs and Scoot is my favourite of the foals. :pinkiesmile::heart:

T-t-t-tracking! Can't wait to read some more. :pinkiehappy:

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