Silver walked in and saw her. “How are you this morning?” She asked.
Fluttershy looked at her daughter-in-law and started to blush. “Oh um… I’m ok.” She cradled Snafu and gave a shy smile. “I hope you slept alright.”
“The bed was kind of small but Doxy and I made it work.” She smiled and walked to the refrigerator. “I can make breakfast.”
“Are you sure? I was just getting Snafu fed before I made breakfast.”
“Not a problem.” Silver said as she started to get things out. “I’ll make my famous crepes with grapple-berries.”
“Sounds delicious.” Paradox said as he walked in. He saw his mom holding his brother and smiled. “Mom!” He went over and gave them both a hug.
“Good morning Dox.” Fluttershy whispered.
“It is a good morning, where is dad?” He asked as he took his brother from her.
“He’s probably still in bed.” She said as she sat back down on the chair.
Paradox held his brother and made faces at him. Snafu just giggled, flapped his gossamer wings and cooed. “I guess I’ll wait for him to get up then.”
Fluttershy stared at her son for a long moment when she finally spoke up. “Dox?”
He looked at her. “Yes?”
“I can’t help but notice that… um you have fangs now.” She said softly. “I don’t remember you having fangs like that.”
“It was pretty late last night when Silver and I got in here wasn’t it? You were already in bed.” He said. “Dad didn’t want to bother you I guess.”
She started to nod as she blushed. “Yes but… I woke up and heard… Oh never mind.” She put her hooves on her cheeks and turned around. “I am glad you and Silver are here. I miss seeing you.”
Silver giggled as she flipped the crepe and started to mix up some grapple-berries in a saucepan. “Sorry if Doxy and I kept you awake.”
The door opened to the kitchen as Discord walked in. He stopped in mid-step and looked at every pony in the room looking at him. “Okay… What did I do wrong?”
Paradox grinned. “Dad.” He gave Snafu back to Fluttershy. “I need to ask you something.”
“Okay, but I rather eat what is smelling really good right now.” He said as she looked at Silver cooking breakfast.
“It won’t take long Dad! Plus breakfast isn’t done yet.” He walked out of the kitchen hoping that Discord would follow him.
Discord sighed and looked at Fluttershy, she shrugged and he slumped as he followed his son back out of the kitchen. “What is it son?”
Paradox sat on the couch and sighed. “I got to ask you something. You know I’m not very good at magic and I am constantly learning. I just need to ask you something important and I don’t know how to word it.”
Discord’s eye brow went up as he sat down in the chair across from his son. “Ok, try to explain it to me.”
Paradox made a slight face he still had a difficult time with adjusting to the fangs. “Last night while I was um… petting Silver’s stomach… I kept getting shocked and…” He stopped talking when his father’s eyes widened.
Discord grinned as he got a normal face again. “Please… Continue.”
“Anyway… I thought maybe if I pet her in a different place I’d get shocked, but I only got this weird shock when I touched her stomach and…” He noticed his father’s eyes had widened again. “Dad you know what it means…”
Discord gave a huge sigh and he started to shake his head. “Yes… I know what it means.” He closed his mouth and started to suddenly snicker.
Paradox blinked. “What does it mean? You have to tell me!”
“Fluttershy!” Discord yelled.
“Dad… Why are you calling mom in here for?” Paradox said harshly.
Fluttershy flew into the room quickly thinking something was wrong. “What is it?” She was holding Snafu and she slowly landed when she saw that Discord was starting to laugh. “Discord? Why did you yell for me?”
“This is just something you need to know.” Discord motioned for his wife to come closer to him. She trotted over and he leaned into her and whispered into her ear.
Fluttershy’s eyes widened. “Oh! Oh my goodness!” She started to blush.
“Mom!” Paradox said in a panic as she looked at him. “What does it mean Dad?” He looked to his father.
“You have nothing to worry about Paradox.” Discord said as he put his finger on Fluttershy’s lips just as she was going to say something. “I’ll tell him a few minutes Fluttershy my love. I like watching him worry.”
“Don’t be mean to your son.” Fluttershy said. “Tell him or I will go in there and tell Silver.” She frowned.
“One of you two tell me!” Paradox shouted.
Discord let out a sigh. “Okay.” He got up and picked Fluttershy up.
She let out a giggle as she held Snafu close to her chest. “Discord! No… let me down.”
He placed his paw on her tummy and started to rub it. “This is your Mom’s stomach.” Discord said to Paradox.
“Yeah Dad… I know that.” Paradox shook his head. “I don’t see what that has to do with me and Silver.
“Whenever your mom had become pregnant I knew it because I felt her belly and it gave shocks over my paw pads. The stronger the shocks the healthier the fetus.” He kissed Fluttershy as she blushed. “No shocks dear.” He said to her as he slowly put her back down on the floor.
Fluttershy looked at her son. “Dox? Are you alright?” She put her hoof in front of his face.
Paradox blinked but still didn’t say anything. His mind was racing, he remembered the shocks on his paw several times last night. Slowly he closed his mouth and swallowed.
“You can handle it.” Discord said. “Congrats Dox.” He pat him on the back.
“Uh… Dad are you sure about that?” He finally said.
“Oh definitely. You’re going to be a father. So when are you going to tell your wife?”
“I… Don’t know.” He shut his mouth tightly.