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Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 102 -103

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Discord appeared outside Epona Calliope’s house. He looked around then walked to the door and knocked.

Epona opened the door and looked up at Discord in surprise. She was holding a bundle in her arms. “Lord Discord? What brings you here?”epona

“My daughter LillyRose is in labor. I’d hate to bother you but, you are the only one that I know that can help us.”

“But Discord, I have my own foal to take care of, couldn’t you ask the other local pony doctor?” She suggested.

“I can foal sit for you. If you would just help my daughter. Please.” He said softly “I’ll take you right to her.”

“I don’t think you’d make a good foal sitter…” She said and suddenly squeaked when he picked her up.

“I’m a father of Paradox, LillyRose and Scarlet Grace. I think I can take care of a foal for a couple hours.” He teleported them all.

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“I can’t do this!” Lilly yelled out. Sweat was rolling down her face and she looked at Zero. “Zero…. I can’t believe you… did this to me.”

“I… Lilly… that’s not fair.” Zero stuttered and looked at his wife in shock.

“Never fear. Discord is here!” Discord entered the room carrying Epona at arm’s length. “I brought the doctor.” He had a baby sling across his chest where Epona’s foal was.

Epona had a frown on her face, had her arms crossed as she looked at Lilly, Zero and Fluttershy. “Yeah, I’m here against my will. Let’s all celebrate.”

“Discord…?” Fluttershy said sternly at him.

“I just brought our favorite goddess of horses and birth to my daughter. You should be happy my love.” Discord said as he placed Epona down softly.

“Don’t worry Fluttershy, I’ll help LillyRose.” She then looked at Fluttershy and gulped. “I suggest you sit down soon Fluttershy.”

Fluttershy looked at Epona curiously. “Um… okay? I am glad you are here to take care of Lilly, where is your child?”

“Your husband is holding my foal, but I suggest a new foal sitter in about twenty seconds.” She said as she trotted over to Lilly. “LillyRose?”

Lilly looked at her doctor as she panted. “Yes?”

“You’re breathing well; where is your brother? I think he and his fiancé needs to watch my foal soon, because your mother… is going to go into labor in a few seconds.” She said quietly without Discord hearing her.

Zero and Lilly’s ears went forward and they both asked. “What!”

“Don’t worry.” Epona stated as she looked over Lilly. She magically summoned a stethoscope and she put them in her ears and listened to her. A couple other things magically appeared that would aid in the birth of a foal. “Everything will be alright.”

Paradox came running into the room with blankets and towels. “I brought all I could.” He said panting. He watched as they magically floated out of his paws. One was magically draped over Lilly’s stomach and back legs.

“Thank you Paradox. Now get my foal from your father please.” Epona stated quietly.

“What? Why does he need to hold him?” Discord asked suddenly as he took the foal from the sling and started to place the sling around Paradox’s chest.

“AH!” Fluttershy gasped out suddenly and clutched her stomach.

Discord’s eyes widened. “Fluttershy?” He quickly handed Epona’s foal to Paradox.

“AH!!!” LillyRose gasped aloud too.

“Looks like this is going to be a busy room.” Epona said calmly. “Discord, tend to your wife. She’s in labor as well.”

Silver Dash showed up with a bucket of water. She put it down and saw that Fluttershy as well as her friend LillyRose was in labor. She looked over at Paradox who was holding a foal in his paws and looking completely lost. “What did I just walk in on?”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 101

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Paradox was instantly awake. “Lilly is in labor.”

Silver yawned as she looked at him. “What Doxy?” She asked, she had been trying to keep him awake for a few hours and she felt worn out.

“Lilly needs me to help her. Silver come on. I need to give her my strength.” He was on his feet fast as he grabbed Silver’s hoof. “No time to rest my love.”

Silver yawned again. “Okay.” She let him drag her down the hallway.

He turned a corner and looked back at her when she hadn’t caught up with him. “Silver?”

“Can’t you just use your teleportation magic and just pop us over to Lilly?” She asked tiredly.

“You’re a genius!” He replied as he grabbed her and they suddenly appeared in the room with Zero and Lilly.

Lilly looked up at her brother and she started to cry. “Thank goodness you’re here!”

“I’m here for you Lilly.” Paradox said as he went to his sister. “You need to get into the bed, you cannot foal on the cold floor.” He picked Lilly up and carried her over to a bed. “Your Brother will be here for you.” He then turned to look at Zero. “Go and get Mom and any pony else you can.”

“I’ll be back Lilly.” Zero nodded and ran out of the room.

Lilly nodded as she sniffled. “I’ll be ok.”

“What about me?” Silver asked.

Paradox stopped for a moment. “Whoa, that hurt!” He looked at his sister in surprise.

“Sorry.” Lilly said as grit her teeth. “The pain is getting worse and I have to tell you something…”

“No… shush…” He said as he looked at Silver. “Come here Silver… I need you to be sure we both don’t pass out from pain.” He suddenly grabbed his stomach and let out a groan. Lilly gasped and groaned as well.

“I’m confused!” Silver said suddenly. “It’s like you both are going to have a foal at once!”

“I’m just trying to take all her pain.” Paradox said as he gasped. “I’m not having a foal… she is… I just want her to transfer her pain to me.”

“I can’t give you all of my pain Dox.” Lilly cried out. “I really have to tell you something!”

“Can it wait?” Paradox asked.

“No… No it can’t.” Lilly hissed through the pain.

Silver pat her hoof. “Tell us Lilly.”

“I had fallen asleep… before I… went into labor, I had a dream…”

Paradox looked at her in shock. “We weren’t supposed to sleep.”

She shook her head then let out a groan of pain. “I know… The shadow was there and…”

Paradox shook his head, “No… I know already… Don’t tell me. The foal is safe, believe me.”

Fluttershy came into the room and slid across the floor she stopped to look at Lilly, Silver and Paradox. “Good, I’m not too late. I sent a message to Dr. Calliope, but I think she’s taking a break because she just had a foal herself a month ago.”

Fluttershy looked at her son in shock. “Doxy? You look like you’re in pain.”

“I’m alright Mom. Lilly needs help.” He stumbled back against the wall.

Silver went over to him. “Relax Dox. Fluttershy and I can help Lilly.”

He nodded and slid down to the floor as pain was shooting through him. “It’s kind of hard to relax…”

Zero ran into the room panting as Discord pushed him aside. “Zero found me as soon as Twilight and I got back from Tartarus.” He went over to Lilly and Fluttershy.

“Daddy… Zero…” Lilly cried lightly and let out a moan as she felt pain run over her stomach.

Zero trotted over after he caught his breath. “Lilly, I’m sorry I shouldn’t have… fallen asleep… I should’ve stayed awake.”

Discord turned to look at him. “You fell asleep? Who was keeping Lilly from sleeping?”

“It’s okay Dad…” Paradox got up while holding onto the wall. “It’s not Zeros fault.”

“What happened? I need to know.”

Lilly let out a loud yell. “I fell asleep, don’t blame Zero!” She panted as she looked at Discord. “I’ll tell you what happened… I…” She let out a moan and started to cry.

“Ah!” Paradox suddenly fell to his knees. “That is painful!!!”

Discord looked from his son to his daughter and back again. “What is going on?”

Paradox grit his teeth and feigned a smile. “I’m trying to take Lilly’s pain away.”

“Doxy? You can do that?” Fluttershy asked, she had been wondering why her son was acting the way he was.

Discord walked over to his son and put his paw on his head. Paradox blinked a couple times. “Thanks dad.” He sighed and leaned against the wall with a relieved smile on his face.

“Now Lilly. Tell me what happened? It’s important what happened in your dream.”

LillyRose panted as she tried to calm down. “I fell asleep and I dreamed the shadow, it was stronger…” She grit her teeth and stifled a cry. “I was ready to fight it, but it said it didn’t want me… and started to wrap is tentacles around my pregnant belly.” She looked up at her father. “It wants to possess my foal.”

Paradox suddenly stood up. “No! This uncle won’t allow it.”

Fluttershy gasped. “Can it do that?”

Discord shook his head, “I don’t know what it can do, I confronted my brother, he’s not doing this directly, but I do think he’s involved in some way.”

“You said that uncle Sorrow was dead.” Paradox mumbled as he looked at LillyRose then back to Discord.

“He is.” He muttered. “He’s a demon, and he has no control over us.”

Paradox’s ears went back as his eyes widened. “Wh… what?” He swallowed hard. “He’s been haunting my dreams! He’s the demon! He trying to make me miserable.”

“He’s trying to make you his replacement.” Discord growled. “I told him to leave you alone.”

“Replacement? What am I supposed to replace?”

“He wants you to bring the end.”

Every pony stared at Discord except for Fluttershy she was trying hard not to be emotional. She spoke first. “Your father and his siblings were destined to be the destruction of Equestria. Aunt Misery is Famine, your father is War, your aunt Rose is Death and your uncle was Pestilence.”

Paradox blinked several times and LillyRose was so shocked that she forgot her labor pains.

“Wait a minute?” Silver Dash spoke up. “This Pestilence demon wants my Doxy to take his place?”

Sighing deeply Discord nodded. “That is his intention.”

“Forget that!” Paradox yelled. “I’m not some puppet to amuse my uncle. Dad, how do I get rid of him?”

“You don’t. He’s already dead. The only way to not become him is to be happy and you’re already on that road and you did that all on your own.” Discord said as a smile returned to his face. “Now LillyRose, your baby is safe. The question remains are you still in labor?”

LillyRose looked at her father and blinked. “I… Don’t think I am in labo… Ooh! Nope, spoke too soon.” She let out a gasp. “I really do think… The foal is coming.” She leaned forward suddenly and let out a groan.

Zero’s ears went forward. “Alright!” He pointed at Silver Dash. “Silver. Get some water.” Silver saluted and trotted from the room. “Paradox, I need you to find some towels and blankets for your sister. This may get messy.” He glanced at Discord suddenly and gulped at the look his father-in-law gave him, but he continued. “Lady Fluttershy, can you help your daughter?”

“I can, but I really think we need a doctor here.” Fluttershy said softly.

“I’ll try and get Epona.” Discord said suddenly and disappeared.

“Zero…?” Lilly panted out.

He went to his wife’s side. “Yes Lilly?” He said as he looked at her and placed his hoof against her shoulder.

“I… Think you made an impression on dad.” She said and took in a deep breath.

He blinked. “I did?”

She nodded and suddenly let out a scream. “Ah! Oh, I wish this didn’t hurt…”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 100

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Lilly leaned forward and started to drift off to sleep while standing up. Zero stood close to her and wasn’t doing a very good job at keeping awake himself. They were suddenly leaning against one another asleep.

Lilly trotted into a very dark room she glanced around and jumped when a shadow grew tall beside her. She looked at the shadowy figure as her ears went back and she let out a low menacing growl.

“Lilly, I’m not here for you…” The shadow whispered in her ear.

Shadowy tendrils wrapped around her and she let out a cry of panic as the tendrils rubbed against her pregnant belly. “NO!” She screamed.

She awoke letting out a scream and instantly put her hoof against her belly. Her body felt a jolt of pain shoot through her and she slowly sank down to the floor. “Oh… Oh NO!”

Zero awoke instantly and saw Lilly was on the floor she was shivering all over. “Lilly!” He got down and looked into her eyes. “Tell me what is wrong. What should I do?”

Lilly was gasping and she looked into her husband’s eyes. “I’m in labor.”lillyroseworry

“What? Now?” Zero started to breathe quickly. “Oh! What do we do? What should I do? Who do I call?”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 99

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Twilight paced about a hundred feet away from the gate of Tartarus. She kept glancing at it waiting for Discord to emerge. She turned to pace back and ran into him. “Oof!”

“You didn’t have to wait.” He smiled at her, glanced around, picked her up and hugged her. “You’re a good friend. Thank you.”

When he placed her back on the ground she wobbled slightly, fluffed out her wings. “You’re welcome. So what happened? Why are you able to get into Tartarus so easily? Who was talking to you? Did you get whoever to release Celestia? I need to know. Details!”

He sighed. “Twilight you should just ask one question at a time.”

She bit her lower lip and trotted in place. “What happened?”

“I don’t know.” He muttered. “I think there is something else at work here. My children need sleep, we need sleep.” He grinned suddenly at the thought of sleep. “Twilight, did the chaotic buffer work?”

Twilight looked up at him confused. “What is a chaotic buffer?”

He started walking and she walked with him. “It was the box, did it work?”

She blinked. “Luna had brought it to the room when I was asleep. I didn’t dream about you. What is a chaotic buffer?”

He nodded. “Yes. I don’t give that box to just any pony. You wanted me out of your head that was the only solution. Do you feel differently about me now?”

“I don’t think I need to um…” She blushed and looked the other direction.

“Hah. That’s hilarious. You’re thinking about me again.”

“That isn’t fair Discord. How can I not think about you when you’re right in front of me?”

He shook his head. “Sorry Twilight, I guess you aren’t being completely honest with me… Let’s get back to Canterlot. I guess we’ll have to talk more about this later.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 97 – 98

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Silver stood watch over Paradox and every time he was about to drift off to sleep she poked him with her armor clad hoof. “Stay awake Doxy.”

“But… I’m tired.” Paradox said and then suddenly grinned. “Why don’t you… take off some of your armor… and we can make some amore…”

“No… That will just cause you to be weary and you’re already tired as it is.” She said as she blushed. “Although you’re as sexy as ever.”

“Even while sleepy, I still got it.” He yawned then flinched when she jabbed him in the side with her hoof again.

“Keep awake my love.”

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Aidoneus was grinning at Discord. “So you’ve finally decided to become one of my disciples? My war bringer?”

Discord crossed his arms. “No. I’ve come to see my brother.”speakingofdeath

Aidoneus kept grinning as he stood up. “That is a shame, are you sure?”

“Quite sure.”

“Sorry, Pestilence isn’t available. He’s working.” Aidoneus stated as he slowly started to change shape. “If you want to wait, you have all eternity.”

“I don’t want to wait.” He growled. “You have no power over me here, unlike my brother, I’m not your demon. Call him here or I shall invoke his true name and make him obey me.”

Aidoneus growled. “You wouldn’t dare.”

“Try me.”

Aidoneus stared at Discord at least that is what it looked like since he had no eyelids. “Pestilence is coming to see you. Don’t invoke his true name.” He then burst into flame and melted into the earth disappearing.

“Discord.” Came a deep voice as a green flame grew in size in front of Discord. “What brings you here? Can’t you see I’m a little bit busy?” His brother was wearing a black chef hat and an apron.

Discord blinked in confusion. “You’re a chef?”

Sorrow/Pestilence nodded and gave a slight smile. “Oh yes, it’s very rewarding, the lesser demons love my cooking I’ve never been so welcome as I am here. Thank you brother, death has given me life in a sense. Did you want to talk?”

He looked at his brother for a long moment, his eyes were green flames, his teeth were sharp needles and he had long green nails on his paws. “Are you trying to pass off innocence to me? Do not do my family harm.”

Pestilence grinned. “Is there something happening making your little heaven a hell? You should join me and become who you were meant to be… War. Maybe then your family won’t be in danger. Has your son realized his inner potential? Is he ready to take my place?”

“Paradox is not to be touched by you, he’s not taking your place and my name isn’t War! I don’t know what you are doing, but you are not going to destroy my family!” Discord growled as he leapt forward to grab Pestilence by the neck only to grab at nothing.

“Go home.” Pestilence said as he disappeared, leaving Discord alone.

“If you were a demon, you could defeat him.” Aidoneus suddenly appeared.

“Go suck on an egg.” Discord muttered as he turned and walked away.

Aidoneus chuckled. “You’ll be back. They always come back.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 96

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The gates of Tartarus loomed in front of them. They were securely locked and Cerberus was laying on his stomach gnawing on a large bone. One of his three heads looked up at Discord and Twilight and growled menacingly.

“Well, it looks secure.” Twilight said nervously.

“Yes, so it seems.” Discord said, then he turned as he got down to look her in the eyes. “Twilight, it was a pleasure bothering, pestering and annoying you… if I do not come back… Tell Fluttershy I love her a lot.”

“Discord…” Twilight said.

“Please tell her that.” He said as he grabbed Twilight’s hoof. “She is my love and eternal light to my darkened day. I… I need you to tell her that.”

“I’ll tell her.” Twilight said as she fought back the tears that were threatening to escape. “But you should tell her that yourself.”

“I… will if I can…” He stood up and turned to face the gates of Tartarus. “I have come to see my brother.” Cerberus suddenly got up as all three heads started to snarl at him as he approached. “Let me enter!”

Twilight gasped when the gates suddenly opened for him. “Welcome back… Discord or shall I say… War?” A deep voice intoned. “Come and we’ll have a chat. Will your friend be joining us?”

“No… She was only a guide.” He said as the gates closed behind him. “She’s not coming.”

“So shall it be.” The voice said.

Twilight blinked as Discord disappeared from view. She didn’t know if she should wait or go back. She decided to wait.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 95

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“Are thou sure ye need to do this?” Luna asked.

“It’s my brother, I thought he was gone forever but apparently being sent to Tartarus wasn’t enough for him; he had to become a demon. Trying to corrupt my children in their dreams… possessing them. The only way I can think of getting rid of him is to go to Tartarus and confront him there.”

“I’ll take you to the gates of Tartarus.” Twilight said quietly.

His ears went up as he looked at her. “Twilight, I wouldn’t ask you to lead me somewhere as dangerous as the gates of Tartarus.”

“I’ve been there before. I had to take Cerberus there when he wandered away. That was when Tirek escaped without our knowledge.” She put her head down. “Anyway, I can accompany you.”

“Thank you Twilight.” He looked at Luna. “It seems that he can only corrupt my children when they sleep, can you make sure they do not sleep until we get back?”

“That may become difficult.” Luna confessed. “We shall try our best. Good Luck Discord.”

Both Discord and Twilight disappeared in a flash of light.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 94

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Luna, Twilight, Discord, Lilly, Paradox and Fluttershy all sat at the table.

“What is going on?” Twilight asked. “Discord, what is this shadow?”

He looked at her. “If I knew that then I could deal with it. As of right now, I have no idea what we are dealing with.”

Luna wrinkled her nose. “The entity was forming a corporal body but before we could discern a shape it had taken Celestia and disappeared.”

“Dad, it’s the demon from my depression! It wants me back. It wants my soul. I don’t want to go back. I don’t. I… feel so helpless.” Paradox gasped out. “Please Dad don’t let it get me.”Comingforme

Discord put his paw on Paradox’s shoulder and squeezed him reassuringly. “I won’t let it near you. You’ll be alright.”

Silver Dash was standing right beside Zero; they both were in their uniforms. “It’ll be alright Doxy.” She whispered.

Zero looked at Silver. “I hope so.” He said to her.

Scarlet Grace walked into the room followed by her husband Flight Strike she had Trouble in her arms. “We came as soon as we could. What happened?”

“Twilight and Luna decided to visit Celestia in her dreams.” Discord muttered. “It didn’t go the way it should have.”

Scarlet Grace blinked. “What?”

Twilight Sparkle sighed and told Scarlet Grace what had happened to get her up to speed.

Fluttershy looked up at her daughter. “Gracie, I think Scarlet needs to place her paw on Luna or Twilight. Maybe she can get a vision of what is going on.”

Flight Strike walked forward. “Oh no. She doesn’t need the stress.”flightstrike

“Flight, it’s ok. I’ll be fine.” She gave him Trouble to hold. “It’s a good thing he’s asleep.” She walked over to Luna. “Princess Luna? May I?”

Luna glanced at every pony in the room and nodded. “Yes.”

Scarlet placed her paw on Luna’s shoulder then looked over at Twilight. “Auntie, I mean… Princess Twilight? May I?”

“Sure.” Twilight nodded, she felt odd that her niece was asking permission to touch her shoulder.

Scarlet placed her claw on Twilight and suddenly let out a soft breath. She started to blink as her eyes clouded over and they glowed white. “Revenge, retribution. He’ll please his master he’ll not be defeated. The unborn. P… Paradox. Make him be who he doesn’t want to be. Corrupt all. The ultimate prize.” She suddenly let go of both of the Alicorn’s and stumbled back. Both Zero and Silver stepped forward and steadied Scarlet Grace. She leaned on them as they led her to the chair close to Flight.

She sat down her eyes still blind as she placed her claw and paw on the table in front of her. She opened her mouth slightly and seemed to be talking to herself, a whispering noise was coming from her lips. She put her head up and gasped loudly several times as if she was needing air. When she looked back down her eyes had turned completely black.

“That is creepy.” Breathed Paradox as he stared at his younger sister.gracetrance“Shush.” LillyRose muttered.

Scarlet stared ahead with her black eyes. She opened her mouth to talk, her voice wasn’t her own. She looked directly at Paradox. “You’re going to come back.” She looked over at Discord. “I… will destroy you.”

Discord growled as he hit the table in front of Scarlet. “Who are you!?”

“You know who I am.” Scarlet growled back. “Don’t be ignorant.”

Discord suddenly frowned. “Get out of my daughter now!”

“Now Discord… You know I am just being filtered through her. Although she is quite comfortable; maybe I’ll stay for a while.”

Flight Strike got up. “NO! Not my Gracie!”

Lilly put her hoof up and made Flight sit back down. “It’s alright Flight, she’s just a vessel right now. She’ll not be harmed.”

Scarlet looks at LillyRose. “You… I underestimated you last time. I know how to get you now… You are just part of the whole.”

Scarlet suddenly gasped loudly and her head went forward and she started to shake as she closed her eyes. Everyone stood up as they watched Scarlet go into a convulsion. She grabbed the table digging her claws into the wood. She put her head back again as she growled. “GET OUT!” She shook again as she put her head against the table. She slowly opened her eyes and they were back to normal.

“Grace.” Flight Strike said to her as he gave her a kiss on her muzzle. “Are you alright?”

Grace looked at every pony staring at her. “I think I passed out. Sorry.”

Discord suddenly sat down heavily on his chair. “I think I know who it is.”

Every pony looked at him.

Twilight blinked. “WHO!?”

“It’s a demon!” Paradox yelled. “And he’s coming to drag me into Tartarus! I cannot… I won’t go!” He looked at Fluttershy. “Mom… The demon tried to turn me… he tried to make me a monster… Please Mom… Please.”

Fluttershy hugged Paradox and held him close. “It’s okay Doxy. We’ll keep you safe. Won’t we?” She looked up at Discord.

“Of course we will.” Discord answered. “Nothing is going to tear my family apart.” He looked at Twilight and Luna. “We have to talk…. Privately.”

Both Luna and Twilight nodded.

He kissed Fluttershy on her lips. “I just need to go. I’ll be back love.” Fluttershy nodded. He ruffled Paradox’s mane and hugged Lilly and Scarlet Grace. “Don’t worry I’ll fix this.”

“Dad, what are you going to do?” Lilly asked as she suddenly saw that her father was following Luna and Twilight out the door.

“I’m going to fix the problem Lilly.”

“I’m coming with you.” Lilly said.

Zero suddenly walked over to Lilly. “Dear. I don’t think it’s wise, you’re about to foal.”

She bit her bottom lip. “But… I cannot just…”

Discord looked at Lilly. “It’ll be okay. The shadow was banished before… It can be again.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 93

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Discord rolled in his sleep and he suddenly sat up and smacked his lips. “What is that pounding in my ears?”

Fluttershy awoke too and heard the loud pounding on the door. “Some pony is at the front door. Can you get that? Tell them we already have everything we need.”

Discord nodded as he sleepily got up from the bed and stumbled over to the door. He opened it and Lilly fell onto the floor in front of him. “It’s Lilly.” He told Fluttershy.

“I thought we already ordered lilies?” Fluttershy muttered in her sleep.

Lilly got up and looked at her father. “Dad… I have something to tell you.”

Discord yawned and stretched. “Sure tell me. I think I’m awake enough to hear you.”

“The shadow is back… It was trying to possess Doxy.” She said trying to hold back the panic from her voice.

Discord suddenly felt wide awake. “WHAT?”

Fluttershy sat up when she heard the tone of her husband’s voice. “What’s wrong?”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 92

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Lilly sat up suddenly. “Zero!”

Zero sat up; he had gotten to bed late after the long meeting he, Lilly, and Discord had about giving Fluttershy a baby shower. “What? Are you in labor? Do we need to get to the hospital?”

Lilly shook her head as she looked at her husband, her eyes wide in fright. “The shadow it… We have to tell dad!” She blinked as tears started to fall from her eyes.

Zero got out of bed and looked around the room. “How do you know this?”

“Paradox told me.” Lilly said as she got out of bed. “Come on, it’s important that Dad knows.”

“Wait… Lilly.” He said but she was already opening the door to their room.

“Zero, we cannot wait forever.” She said… She clicked her tongue and appeared beside him. She grabbed his hoof and clicked her tongue again and they both appeared just outside Discord and Fluttershy’s room. The two guards stood there and looked at them in shock when they appeared.

One guard blinked and recovered from the shock quickly. “Halt.”

“I have to talk to my Dad! It’s important.” Lilly said to the guard.

“Lord Discord said that he and Lady Fluttershy wasn’t to be disturbed.”

Zero walked up to them. “Lord Discord had appointed me captain of the night guard. Stand down. Lilly has to see her father.”

“Sir!” Both guards said together when they recognized Zero and they saluted.

Lilly went up to the door and knocked loudly upon it. “Mom! Dad!”