Discord had put the sun down again as he did so he stretched and walked slowly into the bedroom. Fluttershy wasn’t in bed yet and he wasn’t sure why. He fell onto the bed face first and scooted on better, wrapping himself in the blankets. He was about to drift off to sleep when he heard something odd in the other room. His ears perked up when he heard Fluttershy crying? He quickly jumped out of bed and looked into the other room.
Fluttershy was lying on the couch looking at something in a box. She was crying lightly as she looked in it. Her ear twitched when she heard him enter the room and she quickly closed the box.
“Fluttershy? What is wrong my dear?” He asked as he approached trying to ignore the box she had.
She moved her hoof over her face. “Nothing is wrong.” She whispered. “I was um going to put this on the shelf.” She got up and walked to the book shelf and placed the box on it. “I had no idea it was this late. Let’s go to bed.”
He watched her as she walked by him. He reached out and put his fingers through her mane as she walked by. “Fluttershy, why were you crying?”
She blinked at the question. “Oh, umm no reason. I’m just tired I guess.” She continued in the bedroom and he followed her after glancing at the box one last time.
They curled up together in bed and fell asleep. It was in the middle of the night when Discord’s curiosity got the better of him. He sat up in bed and looked at Fluttershy sleeping soundly, her mane a beautiful mess upon the pillow. He admired her for a moment then slowly slinked out of bed.
He walked into the other room and saw the box on the shelf and he summoned it to his claw. He hesitated in opening it for just a moment not sure what to expect when he did.
Fluttershy awoke and noticed that he wasn’t in bed with her. She flapped her wings tiredly and got up out of bed. She slowly went into the other room and gasped when she saw he had the box in his hand.
He looked at her when he heard her gasp. “Explain this.” He placed the box in front of him on the table.
“You opened it?” She asked; then shook her head. “You didn’t open it. I can tell.”
Discord blinked. “What’s in it?”
She smiled. “Nothing is in it. Although, something used to be, it’s empty now.”
“Empty?” He turned the box toward him and slowly opened the lid.
“Told you. Empty.” She stated.
“Yes, but not quite.” He held the box up and sniffed it. “Smells like herbals.” he then gasped. “Fluttershy! Why?”
She suddenly blushed. “Because… I umm… it was Epona’s idea.” She squeaked.
He started to chuckle. “It’s quite alright my dear. I already knew you had been taking something. I think we can get you more if you really want to.”
“You’re not angry?” Fluttershy asked.
He shook his head. “No, of course not, although, I guess we’ll have to stop having some bedroom follies until we get you more herbs.”
She looked at him with her eyes wide. “But… um… I start my estrus tomorrow and you… cannot…”
“I have you know, I can resist the temptation.” He smiled with a slight twitch of his eye.
“Um… sure you can.” Fluttershy answered. “I guess we can go back to bed.”