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Lady Froey

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Vinyl Scratch is a teenager growing up in the small town of Ponyville with her mother: pianist Claret Rondeau. Along with her best friend Derpy Hooves, Vinyl goes through the hardship of her teenage years.

Written by: Lady Froey
Edited by: Madeline L-Equine and gardrek
Cover art by: Stella Lux (LumenGlace)

A prequel to: Music to His Ears

Chapters (10)
Comments ( 97 )

It feels good seeing this up; here's to the start of another great story!

Not until later in the story, but... Getting bullied for your disability is a bit sad in itself. :fluttercry:

6509509 Awwwwwww. I'm going have to bring some tissues when I read this story.

+1 nothing to say.

Well done. Can't wait for the next chapter. Keep up the great work!

Hmmmm. A good start. I have a good guess as to the cause of the sadness later.

Reading the bullying scene was hard. Need some absinthe...

SPOILERS: In a future chapter we're going to find out that Vinyl didn't always wear glasses but she at some point got bit by a radioactive nerd which caused her to need them 24/7, including sleep and showers. It's a very sad chapter so get ready for it.

I'm going to do something I don't normally do here; I'm actually discussing the content, rather than just my usual spell-check-plus-generic-like-or-dislike-statement. Also, I like this so far. There's the generic statement; grammar-checking will be at the end.

I always dressed a bit different

Your version of Equestria seems to have a lot more clothes-wearing than the main 'verse. This seems to me like a logical choice in order to make trans-ness more readily visible. Geez, that just popped into my mind, but it sounds terrible to say. I'm starting to regret this "voicing my opinion" thing.

She gets headaches sometimes.

This prequel is giving me a pre-sad. Eyes literally watering when I read this. Checked the tags; yup, this is going to be "fun."

The bitter taste had been alien at first, but she was slowly growing to like it.

You really like the coffee, huh? It's not just a thing on your user page.

When she left school grounds, she usually took a dirt road into town, walking through Ponyville’s main district. sometimes stopping by the convenience store for something to drink, heading to the park for an extended walk, or dropping in at the local record store and see if they had any sales.

First typo of the new story. Feels good to get it out of the way.

My mom and I have been living here since I was foal.

Typo number two. I'm sorry I wasn't able to help edit. :applejackunsure:

Evening had come upon Ponyville, the lively bright town was now in darkness with the roads being lit the by the town lamps.

Last one, I think.

Comment posted by gardrek deleted Oct 13th, 2015


You really like the coffee, huh? It's not just a thing on your user page.

Yes, I sort of based this tid bit off of people trying my own coffee brew. It's nothing but a black bitter taste, it's an initial shock but you get use to it quick and ask for more.

yup, this is going to be "fun."

and yes, this will be a fun fic to write!


I sense some feels moments coming.

solution was to to cut most of the art and music programs

I can't believe I missed this! I swear it wasn't there when I was editing... I feel terrible. :fluttershysad:

I am afraid for Claret. I hope she is ok. I just don't understand what could have caused that to happened to her. Does she have a illness or is it just a stroke? But, Vinyl is doing the right thing. Anyways, keep up the great work and I love the story. :twilightsmile:

Well, I missed quite a few this time...

Vinyl saw a stallion pulling a blinking carriage stop in front of the house.The doors at the rear of the carriage burst open

No space.

You can ride with us as long you stay out of the way, once we arrive though you will have to remain in the waiting room at the front entrance while your mother is being admitted.

Should be two sentences.

The three stepped into the elevator and went up to the third floor.They exited and walked through a series of endlessly-turning halls until they came to the neurology ward.

No space again. This must be easier to see on fimfic, or something.

Well, I had to check on my best friend. and I was worried with what happened Ms. Rondeau.

Capitalize. Or, make it a comma, whichever.

Hospitals, or anyone for that matter, don’t want to rush and make mistakes, it’s best to take our time.

Should be two sentences.

while Derpy and Vinyl walked through the business district town

"district of town"

“I just kinda figured you were some kinda nerd, y’know?” Vinyl said, sticking out her tongue. “Like you liked it.” Vinyl grabbed two bottles of water out of the fridge, tossing one high in the air to Derpy. It struck her hoof and bounced to the floor. Vinyl sighed.

Should probably be two paragraphs.

Ugh, I don't know how we missed these. Still, thanks a bunch.

6609079 No problem. I mean, I missed them too.

oh their budding friendship is so cute <3 i love what you've done with his (...her?.. i'm ftm and i'm not sure here) characterization

Minor spoilers for those that didn't read Music to His Ears:
This takes place during Vinyl's life as a teenager, they don't question their gender identity until they are an adult in Music to His Ears. Obviously Vinyl would be referred to as her in this fic.

and thank you. :twilightsmile:


continued spoiler Not necessarily, some people feel really strongly about present pronouns/names being used even in reference to past events, mostly to avoid deadnaming which admittedly isn't an issue since vinyl kept the name... gah. name things are still confusing sometimes

Oh yeah, can agree with that in terms of referring to past events for an actual person. Just pointing it out for story context.

I'm glad that Vinyl has Derpy as a friend. She needs all of that right now, I would most likely be doing the same for her myself. I want to give her a hug right now. The feels are real in this chap. :fluttercry:

Wow, great chapter! I though Claret would have really hated that new mane style, but I guess not.

>"Don't spend it all in one place!"
>spends almost all of it in one place

Teenagers... :rainbowwild:


Don't worry about me. I'm just letting it all out before the big trip down to my feels.

I’m supposed have to charge per coat if we need more than one, and we probably will, but…”

I'd suggest removing 'have' from that, or replace supposed with normally and I'm with I or I'd.

"I'm supposed to..."
"I normally have to..."
"I'd normally have to..."

Whichever you feel flows best.

Thanks, hope you enjoyed the chapter.

Arrrgh! My heart! I thought I was prepared, but you punched me with a pack of fills!

Great chapter as always. Poor Vinyl.

hearts be exploding.

*Is dead on the floor from the feels*

No I am all caught up! Now I have to wait to find out what happens! Loving it by the way.

Oof... right in the feels. :(

Damn, I was hoping for the more positive outcome! :raritydespair:

I mean, I get it's more realistic, but that was a big damper on a sweet buildup. Still, I'm really liking how this story is going.

I was happy.

Until I read this.:fluttercry:

Aww, I really thought that Claret was going to be able to adopt Derpy.

Wonderful chapter, though. Can't wait for more!

The feeeeeeels. This was a really solid chapter, Fro.

Man, that must really sucked. Not being in control and losing the thing you love because of it?

Fuck man.:fluttercry:

Wow. I'm kinda surprised that Claret is okay with Vinyl making that kind of decision, even if it is the best choice for that situation.

Alas, I can already tell this sadness train is picking up steam. I can only imagine how bad the final stop is going to be.

Spoiler: this is all an elaborate prank for a new tv show "cancer fake out" in which parents ruin their kids for the camera. Silly fro-fro, I see your game

I get the feeling that Claret's going to be just fine.

So many tears from the feelings! A beautiful chapter, emotional and heartfelt. Unlike Aryame, I fear things will get worse. After all, from personal experience/ other books with characters with cancer I have read, when things start to get better, they then quickly turn around for the worse again. I don't know how I would rather this end, Claret getting better or dying, but I will keep on reading till the end anyway. Just got to make sure I have plenty of tissues!

6522003 after reading a couple updated stories after I got out of work I figured it was about time to try this story on for size think i know what I'm binge reading for the rest of the night.

6893226 ever see a dog have one? scary as all get out husky's are good for that well the one I had was shin,zu's too

That's terrible.:fluttershysad: I hope your dog recovered.

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