Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 39 – 40

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Silver looked at the girls. They were snuggled in their beds sleeping soundly. She let out a sigh as she left the room slowly. “Goodnight my sweet babies.”

She walked to the bedroom and yawned, Paradox was gone for the day, and he had rehearsals. He got the role in the play he auditioned for. Silver gave another yawn as she got into bed and snuggled up into the warm covers. Usually Paradox got home late and she just went to bed as she waited for him. Tonight though she felt exhausted she fell asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow.

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Paradox looked at his line. “I don’t want to kiss her. Should we just have a friendly hug?” He asked the director. The actress pony that was his leading lady was blushing and gave a shocked look at his request.

The director looked at him. “You have to kiss her. It’s part of the script. She’s supposed to be your wife. You love her.”director

Paradox looked at the actress then back to the director. “But she’s not my wife.”

The director put his hoof on his face. “I know that, you have to pretend that she is.” He muttered under his breath. “Geez actors.”

“No offense to you.” Paradox said to the actress. “You’re not my wife. I can’t kiss you.”actress

The actress blushed at him. “Can’t you just close your eyes and imagine I’m her?”

He made a face. “Yeah, I guess, but I know you’re not her.”

“Alright! I’ll take the kissing out of the script!” The director grumbled. “Can we please get to the next scene?”

Paradox turn the page of the script and read it, his eyes widened. “I have a problem with this next scene…”

The director looked at him. “What?”

He looked at the director. “Do I really have to do this with her?”

The director stood up while staring at Paradox. “No. Of course not…” He threw his copy of the script in the air. “Let’s take a break!” He growled as he walked up onto the stage. “Paradox. I need to speak with you.”

Paradox stood and waited as the pony actress walked away. “Yes?” He asked the director.

“What is going on? I thought you wanted this part?” The director asked. “I can’t rewrite this script because you can’t kiss a girl or get into a bed with her… I’m not asking you to do anything with her.”

“I know but… she’s not my wife.” He said softly. “It’s hard to explain…”

The director sighed. “Paradox, if you can’t do it, I’ll get some pony else who can.”

He stood and looked at the director as he let out a sigh. “You’re firing me?”

“No. It’s not a firing. Maybe you can be the understudy?”

Paradox growled low. “I can do it. I just want to talk with my wife first. I just feel so disloyal to her if I kiss another pony.”

The director grumbled and gave a slight smirk. “Yeah. I’ll give you one more chance. We’ll work on your death scene next. Take a break.” He turned and walked off the stage.theplay

Paradox looked at the script in his paw and sighed as he walked off the stage as well.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 38

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“These two are so precious.” Rarity cooed. “I have two little dresses from my filly line. Wait here.” She trotted into the other room.

Silver and Paradox waited for Rarity. They stopped by early just as Rarity opened her shop. She was happy they came by as she always was. Paradox was grinning because he remembered when he was little he was a terror making Rarity fret over his behavior.

Rarity came out holding four dresses up with her magic. “These four are just divine.”

Silver’s looked at them wide eyed. “Oh Rarity… these are beautiful. They’d look like princesses if they wore these.”

Selene and Solana were both looking at their mother and Rarity then at the dresses hovering above them.

Paradox was getting bored as his wife and Rarity started talking about princesses and royalty and putting the dresses up against the girls. He smirked suddenly when he saw something behind a curtain he walked casually to the curtain.

“This one stands up to little fillies that may tug and pull on the fabric.” Rarity explained about the light pink dress. She noticed Paradox out of the corner of her eye wandering around the boutique.

“That would be lovely. Rarity perhaps we can get two the same? I think they’d look adorable dressed the same.” Silver asked as she reached in the carrier and picked Solana up.

“Sure darling, but never deny these sweeties their individuality.” Rarity smiled when she saw that Selene wanted out as well. “May I?” She asked.

“Of course.” Silver nodded as she watched Rarity pick Selene up.

“Oh she’s heavier than I thought. I always wanted to have a filly, but I was always so busy.” She hugged Selene. “You and your sister are so adorable.”

Paradox opened the curtain and grinned evilly. “I knew it…” He disappeared behind the curtain.

Silver suddenly looked around. “Wait. Where’s Doxy?”

Rarity looked around as well. “No worries darling, he probably discovered Spike’s horde room.”

“Horde room?” Silver asked.

Rarity nodded. “Oh yes, please come with me. I’ll show you.” They placed Selene and Solana in the carrier.

Rarity led Silver to the curtain and opened it. There was a hallway that slanted downward and a light was coming from a room down below. Silver heard Paradox laughing and also heard Spike talking. She looked at Rarity. “Spike had been here all this time?”

“Of course he’s here. He likes to relax in his horde room while I run my shop. A husband needs time to himself every so often.” She let the curtain go as she turned to Silver. “Would you like those dresses or something else?”

Paradox sat in the large chair. “So Spike… how many horde stashes to you have?” He asked as he picked up a gem and looked at it.

“Counting this one? Five.” Spike answered as he organized the gems by color. “Rarity let’s me keep this horde because she brings me new gems and it’s easier for her to just drop them off in here. The other four I have in Twilight’s castle.”

Paradox nodded. “So, why didn’t you and Rarity have a family?”

Spike’s wings drooped. “Not for lack of trying, she and I aren’t compatible in that aspect. I offered to just well, let her find a stallion instead of staying with me and she insists that we are meant to be and I love her.”

“That’s tough.” Paradox muttered. “Did you want to be a father?”

Spike blinked. “Well, actually. I’d rather not be. I’d hate to see my collection of comics get ruined. I hear babies get into everything.”

Paradox started to laugh. “Spoken like a true dragon.” He got up from the chair. “I hope Silver is now done, I’m going to see. Bye Spike. Talk to you later.”

“Bye. Tell Rarity I’ll be up in a few.”

“Alright.”

Silver smiled when she saw Paradox emerge from behind the curtain. “Where have you been?”

“Oh, just talking with Spike.” He grinned as he walked over to the carrier and Silver, he saw that Selene and Solana were in a dress similar to one another. He took in a deep breath and suddenly clutched his chest and stumbled back. “Oh no! Ah!”

Rarity and Silver blinked. “What?” They asked in a panic.

Paradox smiled. “They stole my heart again. These two girls making their father lose his heart every time he sees them.” He swallowed hard as he looked at them again. Selene and Solana looked at him and smiled sweetly as they behaved one another. They were in an exact same dress and looked like little angels. “Hello my princesses. You two look gorgeous.” He said as he reached in and pet each of their heads. “Daddy loves you.”

“What do you think?” Silver asked and suddenly tilted her head at him. “Doxy, are you crying?”

He stood up straight. “No. I’m fine just these two…” He rubbed his eyes. “How much do we owe you Rarity?”

She was smiling. “Your reaction is a great payment, but if you insist on paying. Six bits for each dress. Silver chose four dresses. ”

“We definitely insist on paying. Here.” Paradox placed a bag of bits on the table he didn’t count them out. “This should be enough and then some.”

Rarity gasped as she looked in the bag. “This is too…”

He put his paw up. “I don’t want to hear it. Take that please.”

“You better take it. No use arguing with him. Stubborn as his father.” Silver smiled as they left. “Thank you Rarity.”

“Thank you darlings.” Rarity said in shock as she looked at the hundred bits that Paradox and Silver paid her.

“The most generous pony deserves to be paid more than she asks for…” Paradox said to Silver as they walked down the street.

Silver nodded in agreement as she looked at the twins. “Oh. Doxy. They look so adorable.”

Paradox looked at them. “Oh. Yes. I agree. Silver, how am I going to keep the colts and stallions away from my babies when they’re older?”

Silver started to laugh. “You’re already worried about them as they get older? They’ll be fine Doxy. Remember you can be quite intimidating if you want to be.”

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 37

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Paradox looked out the window and gave a deep sigh. Silver looked up from where she was teaching the girls how read basic words. “What is wrong Doxy?”

He glanced at her. “I think I’m going to have to try out for the new Broadneigh play, ‘The Postpony Always Rings Twice’.”

She blinked. “Are you sure? What is the story about?”

“The plot is about a pony falling in love with another, but she’s already married and kills off her husband and make it look like an accident. I’m going to try out for the role of the husband. I’ve practiced many death scenarios.”

“Oh? You don’t want to be the one that kills the husband?” She held up a card that said bird on it to Solana.

Solana blinked. “bir!”

He smiled at Solana as he answered Silver. “I’m not into the roles where I have to be the bad guy.” He grinned as he went and sat next to Silver to grab another card to hold up for Selene.

“Oh, you don’t want your father’s reputation?” Silver asked. He held up a card but didn’t see what it was. “Dad can be an evil tyrant if he wanted to be. He’s got it in him. I don’t believe I can do that. After that incident; I really don’t want to talk about dad…”eviltyrant1“Dra-gon!” Selene squeaked.

“Unca Spike!” Solana squeaked as she started to giggle.

Both Silver and Paradox looked at the girls and then looked at the card Paradox was holding. It was a picture of Spike. “How’d that get in there?” Silver asked.

He shook his head. “I have no idea. That reminds me. I have to ask Rarity to design some dresses for the girls. Mom wants to have lunch with us soon and I want the girls to look good.”

“We’ll go tomorrow morning. I have to go to the market.” Silver held another card up of a cat.

“Mew!” Selene said.

“Mew!” Solana giggled. Then they both started meowing and making cat noises. Solana pounced on Selene as they purred and mewed at one another.mewmewcolored
“Now they’re totally distracted.” Silver sighed as she put the cards up. “I think they believe you’re an excuse to start playing.”

He chuckled. “No, they just get bored.” He put his arm around Silver and hugged her. “I love you.”

She smiled at him. “Oh, I love you too Doxy.”

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 36

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Silver looked at the trophy for second place Paradox got for racing her mother. He had placed it on a shelf with his thank you plaque for helping with putting up decorations in the town hall and a statue for most memorable performance in a Broadneigh play. She looked over at him as he leaned back on the couch and held Selene and Solana. Selene was placing her paws on his muzzle as he was making faces at her. Solana was napping on his chest.

“Do you ever feel like you were cheated out of a cutie mark?” Silver asked him suddenly.

He looked at her. “What?”

“You never got a cutie mark. Why?”

Paradox blinked. “I never dwelled on it.” He said. “I figure it’s because dad doesn’t have one and I’m a draconequus. Why do you ask?”

“No pony ever teased you or your sisters?” She asked.

He started to laugh. “Anyone teased Grace she’d predict their demise… and…” He paused as he slowly placed Selene on the couch as he sat up. “Why does Lilly seem to slip my mind?” He shook his head. “I guess it wasn’t that big of deal for us.”

“Do you think our little girls will get cutie marks?” She said as she walked over to him.

He looked at Solana napping on his lap and at Selene who was playing with strands of his tail running her paws along his hair and smiling. “The only thing not pony about them are their paws. They might get cutie marks or not… I’m not sure. What are you afraid of?”

“I’m afraid they’ll be teased about it.” She whispered.

He looked at her. “Silver, I don’t believe they’ll be teased, I’m sure they’ll get along with most of the ponies here in Ponyville.”

“I just want them to be happy. I don’t think they should worry about getting a cutie mark. If they don’t have to.” She looked at Selene.

“When they are older we’ll explain it to them if they ask. It’s all we can do.” He placed his paw down next to Selene and started to move his fingers fast along the couch to make her pounce on him. She pounced and dug her claws into him. “Ouch…” He whimpered. Selene giggled. Seleneattacks

Silver laughed. “Serves you right. Teasing her.”

“I wasn’t teasing her, I was playing with her… Her claws are sharp.” Selene made a loud growling noise as she gripped his paw with her front claws and bit his thumb. “Hey!” Paradox yelped as he tried to extract his paw from her grip. She growled more and bit his other paw. He looked pitifully at Silver. “Help?”

Silver laughed and put her hooves up. “Sorry, this is between you and your daughter.”

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 35

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The crowd of ponies cheered as the fliers lined up. Paradox looked over at his mother-in-law as he stretched at the starting line. Rainbow Dash looked back at him. “Just because you’re my daughter’s husband doesn’t mean I’ll go easy on you.”

“You’re also a grandmother to twins.” He answered and she gave him a stern stare. He gave her a smug grin in return.

Other fliers looked at them, at each other and shrugged. A couple were gryphons, one was a young dragon and three more ponies. Celestia stepped out and waved to the crowd the cheering from the crowd increased and quickly quieted down when Celestia raised her hoof.

“Thank you. I am happy so many of you came out today to watch this race. This race is for various charities here, across Equestria and surrounding kingdoms. To help all that need help. I hope for a fair and fun race. We have the fastest fliers in Equestria and surrounding kingdoms.” The fliers all waved and bowed. Paradox just waved at Silver, she waved back at him and her mother as she stood next to the baby carriage. “Now fliers, on your mark!” Paradox stood at his place same with Rainbow Dash and the others. “Get set!” They all crouched down eyes focused ahead. “Go!” Celestia shouted.

The fliers took off like a shot and Paradox as well as Rainbow Dash flew ahead of them easily. “I imagine you are tired already.” Rainbow Dash asked him as she flew around him.

Paradox looked at her. “I’m not tired at all. You sound winded… are you feeling your age?” He asked her as they flew through the first mile marker cloud together.

“Not even close to feeling winded.” She retorted as she flapped her wings and passed him.

Paradox let her fly ahead and set his pace he didn’t want to lose steam as the race went. He let the gryphons pass him by but didn’t allow the dragon or the other ponies get ahead of him.

Silver watched her mother at the head of the race and looked for Paradox. She saw him and let out a sigh at where he was in the race.

The announcer pony was giving all the details over the PA system. “Paradox the draconequus is letting his competition pass him by. Our own Rainbow Dash is ahead of the pack. Wait. Here comes the gryphon Havok; he’s catching up to Rainbow Dash.”

Rainbow looked behind her and saw the gryphon flying up behind her. “I don’t think so.” She whispered as she pumped her wings. She smiled satisfied when the gryphon was left far behind her.

“We are getting closer to the last lap and there is some movement.” The announcer continued. “What is this? Paradox is making a move!”

Silver gasped as she watched as Paradox casually flew around the gryphons as if they weren’t moving. “Come on Doxy. You can do it.” She whispered.

Paradox pumped his wings as he passed the gryphons they looked at him and frowned. “I’m just flying like I usually do.” He said to them.

He flew up behind his mother-in-law without a word and effortlessly flapped his wings as he caught up to her. “Hey. You’d think I’d disappoint my wife if I didn’t at least come in second to you?”racing

Rainbow Dash looked at him. “Dox, you know I adore you but no way am I going to let you come in first.”

“I guess we’ll see what happens.” He grinned as they flew side by side.

Rainbow Dash nodded as she kept pace with him.

“It’s neck and neck! Rainbow Dash and Paradox! This is so exciting!” The announcer shouted over the cheers of the gathered ponies.

Silver watched as both her husband and mother went zooming past the finish line. She didn’t know who was first. She blinked. “Who won?”

“This is totally unprecedented. Both Paradox and Rainbow Dash crossed the finish line at the same time. We have to look at the photo to see who really won.” The announcer sounded shocked.

The other racers went through the line and the gryphon Havok got third place.

Paradox and Rainbow Dash flew up and landed close to Havok and the announcer as Celestia looked at the photo. Celestia looked up from the photo and smiled. “This is amazing.” She whispered and then talked to one of the race officials. Rainbow Dash sat and didn’t look winded at all. Paradox was shaking and breathing heavy as he looked around for his wife.

Silver flew up with the baby carriage and landed close to him and her mother. “Mom! Doxy!” She said.

“Hey Silver.” He smiled at his wife as she approached him.

“You’re sweaty.” Silver giggled as she hugged him. “Just like the way you get in bed.” She whispered.

He grinned as he gave her a small kiss. “Don’t be naughty… we’re in the presence of royalty and your mother.”

She nodded and hugged her mother. “You did great mom. You and Doxy both did.”

“I’ve got to admit it, Dox gave me good competition.” Rainbow Dash smiled.

“The winner of the race has been determined. By just a hair…” Princess Celestia said loudly. “Rainbow Dash came in first. Lord Paradox was second. The gryphon Havok third.”

There was cheering and Rainbow Dash jumped up and cheered for herself. “Oh! Yeah! I still got it!”

Silver and Paradox clapped for her. “Congratulations mom.” Silver replied and looked at Paradox. “Congratulations Paradox.”

He looked at her and blushed. “I tried my best. Your mother is tough.” He suddenly stumbled back when Rainbow Dash flew down and hugged him. “Whoa!”

“Way to go! You gave me great competition! Thank you Dox!” She exclaimed and stopped hugging him when she realized her daughter was looking at her smugly. “Ahem… Good job.” She cuffed his shoulder.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 34

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“Uh oh Doxy yes…” Silver moaned out as she shuddered.

“Silver… gods.” He replied softly as he gripped her shoulders. “Let me…” He let out a harsh grunt. “Uh… gods yes!”

She panted as she let out another moan. “Doxy. Please.”

He nodded as he let the strap go and quickly buckled it. “There we go. Your ceremonial armor is now on you tight.”

She smiled at him. “Thank you my love. I appreciate it a lot.” She stretched in the armor and wiggled her hips a bit. “When did I get so out of shape?”

He chuckled. “When you had twins.”

“Oh.” She replied. “Mom wasn’t kidding then.”

“Maybe you should fly forty laps.” He grinned.

“You’re still going on about that? I wasn’t showing favorites…”

“You know how much I hate flying.” He spread out his wings. “These beauties are for decoration only.”

She shook her head. “They are gorgeous and functional you should use them more for flight. You could out fly mother if you flew daily.”

He shook his head. “No way am I going to challenge your mom to anything flying related.”

Silver suddenly blushed and closed her mouth tightly. She looked around and acted like she was trying to find parts to her ceremonial armor.guiltysilvercolor

Paradox noticed how she got quiet. “Silver? What did you do?”

“Don’t get mad.” She whispered.

“You know I don’t lose my temper often. What did you do?” He asked warily.

“I signed you up to race next week against mom and a couple of Equestria’s best fliers…” Silver blushed as she shuffled her hooves.

He stared at her. “What? Why?”

She didn’t look at him as she shuffled her hooves more. “Mom was bragging again and I um… kind of said you’d win in a race against her.”

Paradox blinked at his wife. “Silver…”

She looked up at him. “I love you…” she grinned sheepishly.

“Sometimes I have to wonder.” He whispered as he sat down. “How am I going to get out of this race?”

“You won’t race?” She asked.

“I’m not in shape for a race Silver. I haven’t trained.”

She blinked. “A few weeks ago you did forty laps in no time at all. You didn’t even get winded.”

“I know. This is different. I have to race against Rainbow Dash.” He muttered as he put his head in his paws. “My mother-in-law. One of the fastest fliers in Equestria. Competition is everything to your mom.”

“Yes Doxy, but she has a very good sense of loyalty too.” Silver stated. “I know that you two would have a wonderful time racing.”

He looked up at her. “I guess I’ll have to start training, but you’ll owe me…”

She looked at him innocently. “Oh?”

He nodded. “Big time.”

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 33

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The next day.

“Get it together. Stop flying right when I said to fly left.” Silver growled.

The recruits saluted her as she landed in frustration. “Yes ma’am.”

She looked at them then her ears perked up at seeing Celestia walking with a young Pegasus recruit. She looked at her recruits. “Fly laps, twenty times.” They jumped up and started to fly laps as Celestia approached Silver with the Pegasus. He had jet black mane and a gray coat. His eyes were a deep shade of blue. Silver’s recruits watched her talk to Celestia as they did laps. All three wondering who the new recruit was.

“Princess Celestia, thank you.” Silver smiled.

“Anything to help you.” Celestia winked as she turned. “I expect these guards to be in tip top shape next week.” She said as the recruits doing laps landed and approached.

“Yes Princess.” Silver saluted and then bowed. When Celestia was gone she looked at her recruits and the new recruit and frowned. “Alright. Celestia had given me the task of getting you four into shape. She wants you to start guard duty next week for the Grand Galloping Gala.”

“Next week?” asked the clumsy recruit. He had a dark green mane.

She looked at him. “Yes Emerald. Next week.” She sighed as she looked at them all. “Oh, and this is the newest recruit, Fallacy.”

The new recruit didn’t say anything and just looked straight ahead. The other three looked at him curiosity burning them.fallacy

“I’ll give you four a break, and I’ll be back. Get acquainted for a moment.” She flew off.

The new recruit saluted. “Yes ma’am.” The other three saluted too, a bit flustered.

All three looked at the newest recruit. He had relaxed and looked at them. “Um, hi.” Emerald greeted him first.

Fallacy looked at him. “Greetings. What are your names?”

“I’m Emerald.” Emerald replied.

The one with a white and red mane grinned. “I’m Grey Shark.” Fallacy gave him a curious glance.

The third one stepped up, he had a yellow mane. “My name is Drop Zone.”

“Nice to meet you.” Fallacy nodded. He then flapped his wings. “So how is this trainer? Is she any good?”

“Lieutenant Silver Dash is really a hard worker. But she gets frustrated easily when we make a mistake.” Emerald replied.

“She’s freaking hot. I love looking at her flanks; bet she’s awesome in the sack.” Grey Shark replied.

“Grey, don’t say that out loud.” Emerald growled. “I hear her husband is some magical genius. Also one of those jealous sorts.”

“He’s also an actor.” Drop Zone added.

“Do you even know much about the lieutenant besides the way she looks or who her husband might be?” Fallacy asked.

The three looked at him and shook their heads.

“Shouldn’t we be figuring out how we can become the best guards we can?” He continued.

“Yeah. I guess so.” Emerald replied.

Grey Shark looked at Fallacy. “What does it matter?

Fallacy stared at Grey Shark for a moment his expression didn’t change. “Have it your way. Just don’t have your downfall bring me down with you.”

“You have a problem with me?” Grey Shark asked.

“I have no problems with you. In a battle of wits I have the better ammunition.” Fallacy stated. “Here comes the Lieutenant.” He stood up straight and saluted.

Silver landed in front of them. “Sorry, I had to talk to Princess Luna.” She looked at them. “I hope you’ve gotten acquainted, now I want you all to fly another twenty laps. Including you Fallacy, you should fly forty laps. To make up for the twenty laps that the other recruits had to fly before you got here.”

Fallacy looked at her and narrowed his eyes. “Yes Lieutenant Silver Dash.” He stretched out his wings and took flight. The other three joined him as they started to fly along with him.

Emerald closer to Fallacy. “She doesn’t seem to like you.”

Fallacy looked at him. “This isn’t a popularity contest.” He flapped his wings and started to fly faster than all of them. Grey Shark started to fly fast to catch up, but Fallacy effortlessly pumped his wings and went faster. Silver watched them fly and she smiled as Fallacy bypassed her recruits. He was the first to land having done forty laps faster than their twenty. He wasn’t even out of breath as he stood and waited for the others to land.

“I think you cheat.” Grey Shark panted as he approached Fallacy.

“I am just far more superior then you.” Fallacy said as he looked straight ahead.

Grey Shark frowned as he was about to yell at Fallacy but he was interrupted by Silver approaching. “Very nice. I am impressed Fallacy.”

“Thank you Ma’am.” Fallacy said.

The other two recruits landed panting as they stood next to Fallacy and Grey. “Sorry Ma’am. We’re trying to improve.” Drop Zone muttered.

Silver looked at Drop Zone. “I can see that.” She smiled at all of them. “I guess we’ll call it a night. I am hoping tomorrow we can really train to be attentive through a party atmosphere like at the Grand Galloping Gala. So please be prepared to work with focusing on the task that is set before you.”

“Lieutenant?” Grey Shark saluted.

“Yes?” She asked the recruit.

“I think that Fallacy has cheated in his laps.”

Silver looked at him and shook her head. “What makes you say that?”

“No pony can fly faster than I.” Grey Shark frowned as he looked at Fallacy

“Oh?” Silver started to chuckle. “You obviously don’t know my mother then.”

Fallacy saluted. “If I may Ma’am; your mother is Rainbow Dash, the only pony that can do the Sonic Rainboom.”

The recruits looked at Silver in shock and then looked at Fallacy. “Correct Fallacy.” Silver smiled. “If I wasn’t married I’d give you a hug.”

Fallacy didn’t reply to that he just smiled lightly.

Drop Zone slowly walked forward. “Ma’am?” He saluted.

“Yes Drop?” She asked him.

“I am curious, why are we going to guard at the Gala? I don’t think we’ll be ready, well not all of us.”

“Who do you think, out of all of you, is ready to guard at the Gala?” Silver asked.

“Fallacy is.” Emerald said quietly.

“Sorry, I cannot guard at the Gala. I will be busy that night.” Fallacy stated.

“Wait.” Grey Shark growled as he stepped forward. “You’re training with us! You need to guard with us.” He looked sternly at Fallacy. “What is so important that you cannot guard at the Gala?”

Fallacy suddenly grinned as he walked forward. Emerald’s eyes widened when he noticed that the new recruit’s teeth were sharp and dagger-like. “Uh…” Emerald stepped back.

Grey didn’t notice the teeth as Fallacy walked up to him. He frowned at Fallacy and poked him in the chest. “Come on perfection of a guard! Tell me what you will do the night of the Gala? You cheat at laps what other things do you cheat at?”

Fallacy chuckled softly. “I didn’t cheat at laps because I had a lot of practice at flying from one of the best teachers in Equestria.” He slowly started to stand up on his hind legs. “The next thing, I am attending the Gala with my wife so I cannot “guard” the Gala.” His front hooves started to change into paws slowly. “Oh, and if I catch you looking at my wife’s flanks again… I will tear your wings off.” Fallacy’s whole visage changed and Paradox was staring at Grey Shark with a menacing grin on his face.

Grey Shark gulped and stepped back slowly from Paradox. “I um… I.”

“You were looking at my flanks?” Silver asked incredulously.

Grey Shark looked over at Lieutenant Silver Dash. “Ma’am, I uh…”

She shook her head. “I’m sorry Grey, I cannot teach you if you are going to stare at my flanks.”

“I am sorry Ma’am. No disrespect but… your flanks, they are…” He slowly closed his mouth before he got into more trouble.

Paradox started to chuckle. “Silver my dearest…”

Silver looked up at him. “Yes Doxy?”

“At least he can admire the finer things.” He answered her. “I say give him another chance, but…” He suddenly looked at all three of the recruits. “Be warned, if I hear my lovely Silver complain about you not paying her attention again. I’ll come by and start plucking your feathers out.”

All three of them shook their heads. “We’ll pay attention.” Emerald said.

“I’ll give Grey another chance Doxy.” Silver said as she walked over to him.

He smiled at her as he looked in her eyes. “Good.”

They suddenly kissed in front of the recruits.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 32

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Silver got home and opened to door to the house. No pony was in sight. “Any pony here?” There was no answer.

She sighed as she flew upstairs went into the bedroom and slowly took off her armor. She placed her helmet on the dresser and pulled her shoes off. She stretched her body as she yawned still listening for any sounds in the house. She glanced at the bed and saw that it was made. “I guess I could take a nap. That bed does look inviting.” She whispered as she got into the bed and snuggled into the sheets. Soon she had fallen asleep.

Paradox opened the front door he was carrying the twins. “Alright girls, did we have fun at the park?” He asked them. Solana nodded and Selene shook her head. “Always a critic.” He laughed at Selene. “It’s nap time come along sweethearts.” He carried them upstairs into the nursery.

After a few minutes in the nursery and getting the twins to bed Paradox walked out and paused to look at the door to the bedroom. It was open. He could have sworn he closed the door when he left to the park. Slowly he approached the door and pushed it open more. He smiled when he saw who was snuggled in the bed. “Silver…” He whispered softly as not to awaken her.

Silver rolled in the bed and got more comfortable as Paradox walked closer to the bed. “You came home early.” He muttered as he sat down on the bed he reached over and moved her mane from her face. “You’re beautiful.”

Silver’s eyes opened slowly and she looked up at him. “Doxy?” She asked.

“Hello my sweet, how was your day?”

She slowly sat up in the bed. “I had a long day.” She placed her hooves on the blankets and let out a sigh.

He moved up onto the bed and placed his paws on her shoulders. “Tell me about it.” He started to massage the muscles in her shoulders and along her wings.

Silver let out a deep sigh as he massaged the tenseness out of her muscles. “I have to train three Pegasus guards and I swear they are extremely distracted. They ask me questions about you… of all the things to ask about; they ask about you? I don’t get it Doxy.”

He was confused. “Why did they ask about me? I’m not that exciting.”

“They asked if I was married to you… the famous actor.”

Paradox started to laugh. “Oh, I have acted in two plays on Broadneigh, and ponies still talk about that?”

Silver nodded slowly. “Yeah. Don’t ask me why.”

“You should tell them that I have retired from that. Maybe that will shut them up.” He pet her shoulders slowly down to her wings and rubbed up her feathers, as he did so he gave her a kiss on the back of her neck.

“You think they’ll listen to me? Sometimes I think they don’t really want to be guards.” She let out a soft sigh.

He nodded as he listened. “You just need to inspire them.” He said softly. “Do you think they’d do better if I came by one day?”

“Oh Doxy. Will you? I would love you to see me working.”

“Alright love. What would be a good day?” He asked as he rubbed down her back with his paws.

Silver suddenly got a wide grin. “Oh Doxy! I know what you can do…” She turned around to look at his face and paused when she saw that he was aroused.

He grinned at her sheepishly. “Um… I cannot help it; you turn me on.” He replied to her look.

“Ahem…” She tried to look at him seriously. “I have an idea.” She started to explain to him what her idea was and after she explained it to him he nodded and gave her a smile. She then looked at him as she suddenly pounced giving him a deep kiss. He put his arms around her and kissed her in return as they fell into the bed.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 31

31.

A few weeks later.

Silver landed on the far tower roof and sighed as one of the recruits she was training landed and stumbled off the roof only to catch himself. “What was that?” She asked.silverarmor

“Sorry ma’am, I wasn’t paying attention.” He saluted as she flew over to look at him.

“Not paying attention is what gets you and your partner in trouble. Always be aware of your surroundings. Always be on the lookout for potential threats. You’re a guard you need to be alert at all times.” She flew back to where she landed to begin with. She looked at the three recruits that were trying to become royal guards.

“Ma’am?” One of the recruits saluted.

She looked at the recruit. “Yes?”

“Um…” He looked at the other two recruits and they nodded. “We were wondering…”

“Spit it out!” She said to him.

“Are you married to the actor Paradox?” He said quickly.

Silver stared at the recruit and then looked at the other two. They gave her a weak smile. “Does this have anything to do with our training?”

All three of them shook their heads. “No Ma’am.” They answered together.

“I didn’t think so.” She sighed. “Yes, I’m married to Paradox. He’s more than an actor though, so can we get back to training please?”

All three saluted. “Yes Ma’am.”

“Follow me then.” She jumped up and flapped her wings. She then flew towards the ground quickly. The recruits flew after her in surprise. “I cannot wait until my shift is over today.” She muttered.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 30

30.

A few days later

Paradox was sleeping on his back on the living room couch his mouth was open wide as he snored loudly. Solana looked up from playing with her blocks and put her paws to her ears. Selene giggled as she went and looked at her father as he slept. It was usually the time of day that Paradox caught a nap since he had become pretty much the house husband while Silver worked in Canterlot.couchnap1
The twins were now crawling and getting into things more often. Selene looked into her father’s mouth as he snored. She put her paw on his mouth and closed it for him. It stopped his snoring for a moment until he snored through his nose. She put her paw on his nose too. After a few seconds his eyes flew open and he sat up gasping for air. Selene had let his nose go when she saw his eyes open. Both foals giggled together as Paradox looked at them.

“What are you two trying to do?” He asked as he stretched. “Daddy has to breathe.”

“Da!” Selene said as she reached out opened and closed her paws at him.

He picked her up. “Want to be picked up?” He asked as he held her. Selene snuggled up in his arms and started to give a happy little purring sound. Solana crawled over put her paws up to him too. He picked her up as well. He had both of them on his lap and they both purred as they snuggled up with each other. “Oh. I get it, daddy can’t take a nap because you two want to nap on him.” He gave a heavy sigh as he sat back and put his paws around them to keep them safe on his lap.

An hour later.

Silver opened the door and walked in to see Paradox asleep on the couch with the twins sleeping on him. “Oh my goodness, so adorable.” She whispered as she walked over to them. She gently placed her hoof on Paradox’s shoulder. “Doxy?”

He lifted his head. “Huh?” Blinking a couple times he looked at his wife smiling at him. “Hey Silver. I’d get up to hug you, but I have a twin infestation.”

Silver smiled. “I see that.” She kissed him and walked to the kitchen. “Let me make some dinner.”

He nodded as he looked at Selene and Solana. “And to think, I thought I’d never be a good father. You two proved me wrong.” He whispered.

Solana stretched and yawned as she opened her eyes slowly she wiggled her nose and nudged her sister with her paw. Selene opened one eye, curled up tighter and fell asleep again.

He chuckled. “Solana, looks like your sister is still sleepy.”

Solana looked up at him and tilted her head slightly. “Mama. Mama…”

He blinked. “Silver.”

Silver walked into the room. “What is it?”

Solana looked over at Silver and she put out her paws to her. “Mama… mama.” She opened and closed her paws. “Mammaaa?”

Silver gasped as she went over to them. “Yes, Solana, I’m your mama.”

“Mama!” The foal reached for her. “Mmmama.”

“I think you’ll have to pick her up.” Paradox said. “She wants her mama.”

Silver picked up Solana. “Hey sunshine.”

Solana giggled as she was picked up and snuggled against Silver. “Mama.”

Silver held Solana. “Mama loves you. Sorry I’m not here a lot.”

Selene stretched and sat up. “Mama?” She asked as she looked at Silver holding her sibling. She then made a small squeak as she reached out to Silver.

“Looks like Selene wants her mom too.” Paradox grinned as he picked Selene up and got up off the couch. He carried his daughter over to Silver. Silver held out her hoof and he put Selene in her arms as well. Both foals snuggled up against their mom. “I’ll make dinner.” He said as he went into the kitchen.

“Doxy? You’re just going to leave me like this?” Silver asked as the kitchen door closed. She waited for him to reply but he didn’t. She looked at the foals they just hugged and snuggled against her. “You two planned this all along… you and your dad.”