Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 19


“Did you hear anything new?” Fluttershy asked Discord. He had walked back from talking to one of the nurses and sat next to her in the waiting room.

“Nothing yet Fluttershy.” He said and looked at Rainbow Dash who was nibbling on her hooves nervously. “Are you surviving over there RD?”

Rainbow Dash looked at him and nodded quickly then shook her head. She took the cup of water that was offered her from Apple Jack. “Yeah… Yeah… I guess… Why hasn’t Paradox come out to talk to us yet?”

Discord shrugged. “I don’t know.”

“It’ll be alright Sugar cube.” Apple Jack said to RD. “No news is good news, right?”

“I guess so…” Rainbow nodded and looked over at Big Mac who was making faces at Snafu in the stroller next to Fluttershy. “Thanks for telling me AJ.”

The door to the waiting room opened and Paradox walked out, his wings were still dragging behind him and he looked worn out. “Hey…” He waved as he settled down on the closest chair nearby. They all stared at him as he sat there.tireddox

“WELL?” Rainbow Dash said a little too loudly causing several of the nurses to look at her sternly.

Paradox looked up at them his eyes were sunken in and he let out a deep breath. “Sorry… I’m just really tired from flying…” He stood up slowly and stretched. “I have some news.”

Every pony looked at him anxiously.

“Silver is doing really well. Doctor Epona told me that it’ll be about an hour and I should tell you.” He saw the looks of relief go over their faces. He then looked at his father. “Dad… how can you deal with this stress?”

“This is only the beginning…” Discord chuckled.

A nurse walked into the room. “Is there a Paradox out here?”

Discord started to snicker and Paradox stood up as he gave his father a frown. “Dad, really? Must you make fun of my name now?”

“One must take the opportunity when the time comes.”

“I’m here.” Paradox said to the nurse.

“Your wife is asking for you.”

“Okay.” He looked nervously at every pony and followed the nurse back in. “Hopefully next time you see me it’ll be with the foal and Silver.”

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