Fluttershy jumped when Discord appeared right next to her in the kitchen. He was holding Lilly in his arms. “We’re home.” he announced.
Fluttershy gasped as she saw Lilly in his arms. “What happened to Lilly?”
“She’s just tired.” Discord smiled. “She did something wonderful and I’m extremely proud of her.”
Fluttershy looked at him as if waiting for him to explain what he meant but he carried Lilly into the other room and placed her on the couch. Fluttershy followed him with a look of confusion on her face. “What did Lilly do?” She asked.
He turned and looked at Fluttershy, looking like a cat that ate a bird. “Oh you will never ever guess.”
Fluttershy stared at him. “Discord you know I am not good at guessing games.”
“You give up before you even try.” He said sadly. “Oh! I know! Wait right here.” He jumped up and went upstairs.
Fluttershy looked at Lilly and saw that her daughter had dark circles under her eyes and her color seemed a little drained. “Lilly, are you okay?” She asked.
Lilly looked up at her mother and smiled. “Hi Mom… Did Dad tell you yet?”
“No.” Fluttershy answered as she put her hoof on Lilly’s forehead. “What did you two do in Canterlot?”
“Wait… no Lilly! Don’t… don’t tell her! I want to… Please.” Discord said as he carried a box over to Fluttershy.
Lilly yawned and rolled over. “Then tell her.”
“Discord? Why do you have that crown you and Dox got for me on our 2nd wedding anniversary?” Fluttershy asked.
“Because… I want you to wear it tomorrow.” He said softly.
“Why would I wear it?” She looked at him suspiciously.
“Dad, just tell her already.” Lilly said in a frustrated sigh.
“I’m trying to Lilly, but someone keeps interrupting me.” Discord grumbled.
“Discord? What are you and Lilly talking about?” Fluttershy wrinkled her nose.
Discord looked at her little nose wrinkle and wanted to just kiss her. “You are so cute when you wrinkle your nose.” He whispered to Fluttershy.
“Geez.” Lilly sat up and looked at her father sternly. “Dad… if you don’t tell her I will.”
“Alright.” He took the crown out of the box and placed it on Fluttershy’s head. “I rule Equestria now and I need you to sit beside me.”
Fluttershy blinked at him then looked at Lilly. “What?”
“Dad, I think you broke Mom.” Lilly said sleepily.
“What?” Fluttershy said again as she stared at them.
“Okay Mom… I will explain this to you.” Lilly said as she got Fluttershy’s attention. “Celestia was possessed and I saved her from the possession, I am more powerful than I thought I was. Anyway, Celestia is very ill and Luna has asked for help in taking care of Equestria. So… Dad is going to rule in Celestia’s place. It is all legitimate.”
Fluttershy blinked and slowly looked at Discord. “You’re the ruler of Equestria?”
Discord grinned as he put his hand and paw around her hoof. “Yes, and I want you to sit beside me. I love you Fluttershy, please share this with me.”
She took in a deep breath and looked down at his paw slowly stroking her hoof. “When Celestia comes back are you comfortable with giving the power back to her?” She asked.
“I will give it up as soon as Celestia is well enough to return.” He didn’t pause as he looked into her eyes. “I will not give up the power because of her though; I will only give it up because of you and only you.”
Fluttershy blushed as she looked at him. “Okay Discord. I will sit with you.”
“Oh thank goodness.” Lilly said as she got up off the couch. “I’m going to bed. Dad, you’d better make the sun go down before you go to bed.” She stomped upstairs.