Paradox’s Despair (Part2)
By: Colleen Phillips
Started writing on January 11, 2015
Twilight stopped and looked at the solid stone wall. “It doesn’t look like there was a landslide or anything. I guess we’ll have to go back and catch up with Paradox and Zero. Maybe they found something.”
Silver grinned as she turned around to start trotting back when there was a crackling noise under her hoof. She lifted her hoof up and looked at the ground, “What is… Ah!” The ground broke apart from under her and she fell.
Twilight ran to the hole that appeared out of nowhere and looked down. “Silver!”
Silver flew up. “Ha, I am so glad I can fly.” She let out a relieved sigh. “Wow, I almost thought I was going to die.”
Twilight put her hoof to her chest and sighed too. “Thank goodness you are okay.”
Discord walked over to the hole and looked down. “Well, it looks like another tunnel down there. This wasn’t a dead end. Good job Silver.”
Twilight gasped at him. “Discord, Silver almost died.”
Discord looked at Twilight and frowned. “No, she didn’t. She has wings she was perfectly safe.”
Silver flew down and landed on the ground below. “It’s safe down here.”
Discord stepped off the edge and floated down like a feather. Twilight flew down and looked around and saw that the walls were green and glowed like all the other walls in the cave.
Discord leaned over to Silver and whispered in her ear. “I’m glad you are okay. You almost gave me a heart attack.” He looked over to Twilight. “Be more careful, you and Paradox’s relationship reminds me of Fluttershy’s and mine. So please don’t die.”
Silver blushed and smiled at him. “Okay. I’ll try not to.”
Paradox grumbled as he walked ahead of Zero. “What are we looking for?” He asked.
“I guess we will know when we see it.” Zero stated as he looked at the walls that seem to change different colors as they walked.
“I think we should go back and tell Dad that this way was a dead end.” He looked back at Zero. “What do you think?”
Zero started to slow down and looked at Paradox his eyes growing wider. Paradox didn’t like that look and stopped walking backwards. “What’s behind me?”Zero started to back up. “Um… just start walking towards me like you don’t know it’s there.”
Paradox started to walk towards Zero as Zero backed up. “I don’t know what’s there; you have an advantage knowing what I don’t.”
“Well, if we were our normal size, this wouldn’t bother us at all but since we are as small as we are… Hurry up Dox.” Zero said.
Paradox glanced behind him and saw a cricket; a huge cricket and it was heading towards them. “Ugh, I hate crickets!” He started running and Zero turned and ran with him.
They ran faster and they heard the scrape of the cricket as it moved through the cave on their trail. “Oh… I don’t want to be cricket food.” Zero was saying as they reached the fork in the cave. “Maybe we should go down the way Discord went.”
“I agree.” Paradox said as they both turned the sharp corner. The cricket went past them as they ran down the left tunnel.
They kept running until they came to the dead end of the tunnel. Paradox stopped and placed his paw on the wall; he was panting and trying to catch his breath. “If… this is the end of the tunnel… where is Dad, Silver and Twilight?”
Zero looked around and then stopped when he saw the hole on the floor of the cave. “It’s not a dead end. There is a cave down below.”
“This place is too full of bugs and caves.” Paradox grumbled. “I just want to find out why the water isn’t working so we can get out of here.” He flapped his wings and jumped down into the hole. Zero followed after he looked down the tunnel where they came, he hoped that they had lost the cricket.
Lilly was starting to get worried, hungry and cold. She stood up and stretched as she looked around the seemingly abandoned ruins. Her stomach growled as she opened her bag and started to eat an apple. She walked over to one vine covered wall and placed her hoof on it. A door suddenly appeared. “What?” She tried the handle but it didn’t budge. “I wonder where it goes.” She moved her hoof and it suddenly opened. Lilly walked into the room and the door shut behind her the hearth came to life as a fire started to burn; a table appeared with food on it. She blinked in surprise then smiled. “Thanks Dad.”
Discord’s ears perked up. “Some pony is in my castle.”
Twilight looked at him. “How in Equestria do you know that?”
He shrugged. “Oh. Well. I was worried for nothing, it’s just Lilly. I hope she finds it accommodating.” He then grinned at Twilight. “My castle and I, we are best buds. We tell each other everything.”
“I don’t think I’ll ever understand you.” Twilight muttered.
“It’s not in my nature to be understood.” Discord replied. Twilight glanced at him, but he wasn’t looking at her as he seemed more interested in another stalactite that was dripping red water.
Silver walked over to Twilight and whispered. “You know, I am beginning to think that you do like him.”
Twilight scoffed. “Oh… please. He’s just an annoyance. I want this over with so we can help Princess Celestia and get her back on the throne and get Equestria away from his grasp.”
“He’s not that bad of a ruler.” Silver muttered. “So what we get unusual rain and we have odd crops, it’s just part of chaos isn’t it? You cannot go through life without a little bit of disarray. Nothing is perfect.”
Twilight thought about it for a moment. “Hmph. You don’t understand; he’s pretty much the epitome of Chaos.”
Silver smirked. “Be glad he is on our side then. As I said, he isn’t that bad of a ruler.”
Twilight just shook her head and didn’t continue to talk about it as she watched Silver walk over to Discord.
“Um…” Silver said to Discord.
Discord’s looked down at Silver. “Yes?”
“When we find out the source of the water… What will we do with it?” Silver asked.
He smiled. “Well, I am hoping to get enough water to…” He paused as if he just didn’t want to tell Silver what he really wanted to do with the water. “I’m sorry; I just cannot tell you my intentions. Now, Twilight is intending to save her mentor Celestia, and I am not so sure even the Spring of Eternity will help her.” He looked sad then he smiled. “Hopefully, when we find the source we’ll be able to fix the problem.”
Silver watched him as he made a vial of water disappear as he strolled casually down the cave. She walked beside him as Twilight walked a couple paces behind taking a book from her side pack and was paging through it.
“So…” Discord said breaking the silence. “Silver, indulge me. What makes you interested in Paradox?”
Silver started to blush as she stumbled slightly at his question and she looked at her hooves. “I… I love him.” She felt her cheeks burning and she looked up at Discord. “I always wanted to be with him, we grew up together, but he was always fawning over other fillies so I… resigned myself that he and I were never meant to be… Until … the night he and I met on the training field near the barracks.”
His ears perked up. “Oh? Do tell.”
“Well, I thought he was a unicorn that had fallen down drunk and I offered to help him up and… he turned into Paradox and he told me… That I was beautiful.” She blushed as she flapped her wings. “He then asked me an odd question.”
“What question was that?” He blinked as they turned a corner and he looked up slightly.
“He asked me if he looked like a monster.” Silver said.
Discord smiled. “Thank You.”
Silver blinked and looked at Discord. “Why are you thanking me?”
He shrugged as he was staring suddenly at something ahead of them she looked ahead too and stopped in her tracks. Looming ahead of them was a large barricade made of a fine crystal beyond the barrier was the water for the Spring of Eternity. It was backed up but in a few spots the barricade spouted little trickling leaks.
He smirked and made like he was cracking his knuckles as he strode over to it but stopped suddenly and fell over as if he fainted.
Silver gasped and ran forward, but fell too. Twilight frowned not knowing what was going on, carefully she approached the barrier felt her ears start to ring loudly she shook her head and stumbled forward only to fall as well. Knocked unconscious by something.
Paradox and Zero walked around the bend not even twenty minutes later and noticed the large crystal barrier then noticed Discord, Twilight, and Silver on the ground seemingly asleep.
Paradox saw Silver and was going to run to her side when Zero grabbed his tail.
“Wait, that isn’t normal. It’s an enchantment; I don’t think it’s safe to run over to them.” Zero stated. “It’s so strong that it even got Twilight and your father.”
“So, what do you suggest we do?” Paradox asked. “I don’t know anything about enchantments; Lilly is the only one that studied them.”
“Can you send Lilly something that would hint on the fact that we need help?” Zero asked.
“Maybe.” Paradox said.
Twilight blinked as she stood up, looking around she wasn’t in the cave anymore. She was in an empty room and it was eerily quiet. Her ears twitched when she heard a strange whispering to the left of her. She turned and spotted a door. She trotted towards it and reached for the handle. The door opened right before she touched it swinging inwards and she looked in the room. The room was luxuriously decorated with large silk pillows everywhere; it wasn’t empty, there were ponies in the room all relaxing, some ate, some slept and she blushed when she had noticed some ponies were doing other things she felt should be done in a more private setting. She tried to walk through the room, but as she walked further in the ponies she noticed were doing more naughty things. She was blushing a lot and she stopped to go back the way she came, but noticed that she couldn’t find the door she used before.
“Join us here.” A young stallion smiled at her, he was looking at her as he lounged on a large satin pillow. “You look healthy, you’d have fun.”
“You have pretty wings.” A mare smiled up at her and Twilight suddenly gasped because the mare was still in the middle of mating with another stallion. “I want to pet them.”
“Um, no.” Twilight muttered. She was trying to back up but ended up bumping into another stallion. “Where are we?”
“You’re nowhere, you’re dreaming, so have fun until you wake up.” The first stallion said as he stood up and nuzzled her neck.
Twilight gasped and stepped further away from him. “No. I’m not comfortable with that, I… I don’t even know you. Where are we? I can’t be dreaming… I don’t dream about things like this.”
“Yes, you do…” Some other pony whispered in her ear and started to nibble along her neck.
“No… I don’t…” She sighed as she closed her eyes. “I only dream about… books…?”
Silver awoke in a room full of flowers; she looked at them they were blue roses. She blinked in confusion. Roses didn’t come in the color blue; or did they? She put her muzzle up to one and sniffed in the scent of it. She suddenly felt her stomach lurch as she fell into a pit she flapped her wings but she didn’t have them and she screamed in fright. “NO! I don’t want to die!”
She was suddenly caught by some pony she opened her eyes; they were blurred with her tears as she glanced at her savior. He was strong and he flew up into the sky with her. “It’s alright, I have you.”
“What happened to my wings? I was so scared…” Her eyes started to clear up when she suddenly looked at who was carrying her. “Who are you!?” She pushed herself away from the stranger, a gryphon with green feathers and ebony eyes.
Silver twisted in the air as she let out another scream in panic. “I don’t want to fall… I…” Her wings spread out suddenly and she flapped them; stopping just inches from the ground and she was surrounded by roses again, this time they were purple.
Lilly blinked at the rock that appeared right next to her it was small and didn’t look significant at all. She looked at it and squinted at the unremarkable stone. Then she grinned as she made it bigger. There was something written on it. “Twi, Dad and Silver are under enchantment we don’t know what to do.”Lilly let out a sigh as she went to the door of her Dad’s castle went out to the fountain. She rubbed her pregnant belly as she clicked her tongue and shrunk down and went in search for them.
58. (rated mature)
Twilight opened her eyes slightly, she was in a large bed and she blinked suddenly as she felt her cheeks burning at remembering the last thing that was happening to her a stallion nibbling her neck? She sat up fast panting heavily. It was pitch black in the room and she knew some pony was in the bed with her and she started to breath in deeper and faster. Her eyes were wide as she tried to see anything in front of her trying to filter any type of light into her eyes so she could make out shapes. Nothing. She moved her hoof over the sheets and stopped when she felt a warm body next to her.
Whoever belonged to the body moved and she made a strangled cry in which she covered her mouth with both front hooves. “Mm…” She tried to get out of the bed, but it seemed the bed was big and she ended up in the same place she was a few seconds before, sitting up in the dark room right next to a warm body… a stallion? A mare? Both? She still couldn’t see all she could do was feel around. She concentrated to see if she could light her horn and suddenly she realized she didn’t have a horn. “What?” She put her hoof on her forehead. “Oh no…”
The body moved again and she froze in place she felt her heart start to race and she gulped. The owner of the body suddenly sat up next to her, she knew it because she felt the movement and the cold air moved around her body as the sheet was pulled up with the body. She heard breathing next to her and she tried to see who it was that she was in bed with, was it one of those strange stallions? ‘Please don’t be a mare; please don’t be a …m…’
She felt the pony nibble on her neck and she bit her bottom lip as she started to relax at the feel. She suddenly shook her head as hooves were put around her waist she then blinked when she noticed that those weren’t hooves around her waist. “Oh No! Oh No… No…” She gasped as she shook her head more. “No…”
“Aww Twilight. You’ll hurt my feelings.” He said in her ear as she felt his teeth nibbling and his tongue licking it. “I thought you enjoyed my company.”
She was breathing deeply as she saw his claw and paw around her waist and she put her hoof on them and started to pry him off of her. “No… I don’t want to… No… This isn’t real…”
Discord pulled her to him as he kissed down her neck. “If you didn’t want to, you wouldn’t be here with me.”
She shook in his arms as he moved his paw up her side and moved his claw down her front. “No, this is not… real. It cannot be.” She whispered as he slowly moved his claw down her stomach.
“Of course it’s not real.” He replied as he kissed down her neck. “The real Discord wouldn’t do this to you…” He inched his claw down between her legs and she let out a gasp as he started to slide his fingers over her wet folds. “See, I knew you wanted me.” He muttered softly.
Twilight moaned out as he rubbed her expertly with his fingers. “N… uh… oh… uh…” She sighed as she closed her eyes.
Silver was walking carefully around the beautiful purple roses and kept her wings up and ready in case something bad happened while she examined them. She turned around a couple times when she heard a noise. All she saw was roses many different roses but all the same color, purple.
She turned one more time and was facing Paradox and he was slowly kneeling in front of her. She put her hoof to her face as he opened the box he held out to her. An engagement ring was there and she saw Paradox moving his lips but she couldn’t hear him.She felt tears well up in her eyes as she put her hoof out to him. The floor around her started to fall away again and Paradox disappeared. “No… I… didn’t get to tell him that I will… my love. I…” she started to flap her wings before she began to fall. She turned and was flipped around. She was falling again even with wings and she started to panic as the ground raced up to her this time she landed and she was surrounded by white roses.
Discord still sat on his throne and gave a sigh. “It would be nice to get out of here any time soon; this is about as boring as being stuck in stone.”
“Would stone be more preferable?” A voice asked him, but Discord ignored it by yawning.
Lilly trotted through the broken diamond wall, she didn’t see how the wall had been shattered but she walked faster and then slipped on the slope as she spread her wings and flew down. She was amazed how beautiful the caves were as she looked around. She folded her wings when she hit solid ground. Her hooves made a strange echo in the cave as she walked.Turning to look at the stalactites she suddenly saw a cricket looming above her. Its long antenna was moving over her slightly and it moved toward her. She saw its jaws and mandible working in tandem as it drooled. She physically shivered in disgust and fear. She started to move slowly away from it and it moved with her.
She thought about the magic she had and smirked as she clicked her tongue and used her magic to shrink the cricket down. It stopped advancing on her as it realized it was too small. It then hopped away into a crack. Lilly let out a deep sigh as she continued on her way.
Paradox paced back and forth as Zero sat staring at Discord, Silver and Twilight. They were just within reach but not. They both felt helpless by the fact they couldn’t do anything.
“Dox if you had studied enchantments you wouldn’t need my help.” Lilly said as she walked around the corner.
“Lilly.” Zero sighed as he went over to nuzzle her.
“What kind of enchantment is it?” Paradox asked as he indicated the barrier and the unconscious bodies of Discord, Silver and Twilight.
Lilly assessed the situation then stepped closer to the barrier. She felt the ringing in her ears and stepped away quickly. “Whoa, that is powerful.” she shook her head and moved further away.
“What kind of enchantment is it?” Paradox asked again.
“It’s a sleep enchantment, but it’s something else.” She started to look around the room. “We have to find something in this room that doesn’t seem to belong, just do not go near the barrier.” She instructed them.
Zero and Paradox started to search the room visually while Lilly trotted to the far end and looked at the barrier. The crystal was extremely fragile and she was looking at the leaking holes along it.
“Hey, I think I see something.” Paradox yelled.
Twilight gasped as she sat up quickly. She looked around where she was, and she was by herself in an empty room again. She let out a relieved sigh and put her hoof up to her forehead and felt her horn. “Thank goodness.” She whispered. She sat down and looked at the blank wall in front of her. “I am not going to move.”
“Oh, now you start using your intelligence.” A voice whispered to her.
Twilight’s ears perked up. “I have always considered myself intelligent.”
“Not as intelligent as the tall one apparently. It’s a good thing he doesn’t know what you have been thinking about…” The voice mocked.
Twilight blushed, wanted to retort, but didn’t know what she could say since she never saw who owned the voice.
“White roses.” Silver said softly as she looked at the beauty of the roses, she was shaking as she looked at them afraid that if she touched one or looked too long at one the room would throw her into another confusing drop, she didn’t want to fall again.
“Fall again, and again, you will still fall in a loop and you will still fall in love with him.” A voice whispered.
Silver blinked as she shook her mane. “There is nothing wrong with falling in love.”
“No…” The voice answered. “But if you never awake… what is the point of being in love?”
Silver stood in the middle of the white roses and blinked as she felt her chest hurt. “Never awake? What? I don’t want to sleep anymore.”
Lilly was completely baffled. There was a white rose growing in the middle of the barrier. Paradox saw it and pointed it out to her and she tried to approach it but the ringing in her ears got so strong she was on the verge of passing out when Paradox and Zero pulled her back. “That is the key to breaking the spell.” She said.
“How do we get to it?” Zero asked. “If you get even close to it, you almost fall under the enchantment.”
Lilly sat down. “There has to be a way, maybe if I teleport next to it?”
Paradox was rubbing his chin. “And if you pass out just as you teleport next to it? What will we do?”
Lilly shook her head. “I…” She began but then stopped talking when she saw movement over where Discord, Silver and Twilight was. Silver had stood up and she was walking slowly over towards the rose.
Paradox glanced at what Lilly was looking at and he stared. “Silver…?”
Lilly put her hoof on Paradox. “She’s not awake. She’s sleep walking, but why is she… walking to the rose? Maybe we can… get her to bring it to us.”
“How can we do that?” Zero asked.
“Paradox has to ask her to bring it to him.” Lilly smiled at her brother. “Go ahead Dox, get her attention and ask her to bring the rose to us.”
Paradox looked at Silver as she walked in her sleep. “Silver, can you bring me the white rose? I want to see it.”
Silver had her eyes half closed as she looked towards him. “Paradox… You are here? Were you going to ask me something?” She said softly.
Paradox looked confused. “Ask you something?”
Lilly nodded and pointed urgently to the rose.
“Yes, can you bring me the rose?” He asked.
“That wasn’t the question.” Silver said softly as she looked over at the white rose. “I’ll bring you that, but you need to ask me that question you have wanted to ask me.”
Lilly looked at Paradox and she saw him physically shaking. “S… sure… bring me… the R-r-r… rose and I… I will ask t… the question.” He stuttered.
Zero looked at Paradox. “When did you start stuttering?”
Lilly blinked at how uncomfortable her brother got. “Dox, you only stutter when you get too nervous, and you never get nervous.”
“I… I’m n… not… stu… stuttering.” He stammered as he looked back at Silver as she grabbed the rose delicately in her mouth. She started to walk towards them slowly.
Silver stopped right in front of Paradox and she dropped the rose and Lilly grabbed it quickly in her mouth before it fell on the ground. Silver looked up at Paradox. “Ask me your question.”
“S… Silver…” Paradox stuttered as he bit his lower lip. “I…I can’t ask you this question wh… while … you’re a… asleep.”
“Paradox, please ask me.” Silver looked at him her silver magenta eyes shined. “Think of it as practice when you ask me while I am awake.”
Paradox swallowed hard as he suddenly kneeled in front of her and grabbed her hoof. “Silver, will you… M… Marry me?” He asked her.
Silver Dash slowly nodded as she blinked her eyes. “I will.”
Lilly blinked in surprise as she almost dropped the rose. “Is that why you were stuttering?”
Paradox nodded as he pet Silver’s hoof as Silver suddenly lay back down and fell back asleep. “Yeah, the… ques… question makes me… stutter. I haven’t asked Rainbow Dash if I could marry her daughter.” He looked worriedly at Silver as she slept again.
“That is rough.” Zero said. “I guess I am happy Lilly and I eloped.”
Lilly blinked then looked at the rose. “This isn’t anything but a regular rose.”
“It is a regular rose! It’s also my home!” A white wisp flew by and landed on Lilly’s muzzle.
Lilly looked at the wisp with her eyes crossed. “What? Are you responsible for them being under enchantment?”
“Who? The tall one, the repressed one and the one in love?” The wisp asked.
“Yes.” Lilly nodded and the wisp made a small squeak as it held onto her.
“Yeah, I don’t like things bothering the pretty water wall. I worked many years to make it look pretty like this.”
“Can you break the spell they are under?” Lilly asked. “If you do I will take them away from here to not bother you again.”
“But, I like talking to them. They amuse me… except the tall one… he doesn’t amuse me… he’s too intelligent.” The wisp seemed to sound annoyed.
“Well, also I wouldn’t mind if you let some of that water through? That water wall will still look nice with a small waterfall in the middle. That is a trend now; they call it a water feature.”
The wisp made a slight “Oooh” Sound and flew from Lilly’s muzzle and over to the bodies of Discord, Silver and Twilight. It alighted on each of their muzzles and it flew up to the wall. Lilly lost sight of it.
“It’s about time.” Discord slowly sat up. “I thought I was going to die from boredom.”
Twilight blinked while she sat up, she rubbed her temple. “Oh, my head.” She looked around spotted Discord next to her; she got up quickly as she blushed looking away from him.
Silver looked up and saw Paradox looking down at her. “Doxy? What happened?”
Paradox knelt down next to her and pulled her into his lap. “Nothing to be worried about.” He grinned as he kissed her gently on the lips.
Discord stood up and stretched. “So I guess we knock down this barrier?”
Lilly shook her head. “No Dad… I made a deal with the creator of the barrier.”
Twilight looked at Lilly in shock. “We need the water? What sort of deal did you make?”
Lilly looked at the wall for a few moments. “I am sure that the deal I made will help us at least a little bit, I suggest we don’t wait around for too long.” She saw one of the leaks that was trickling down the wall was starting to grow larger letting more water spill forth.
Discord noticed the water too. “Yep, we might need to make a hasty retreat, maybe a teleportation spell?”
He grabbed Twilight before she could protest and snapped his fingers.
Lilly hugged Zero to her and clicked her tongue. Paradox teleported too holding Silver close to him.
They stood outside of the fountain still in their shrunken state. Twilight wiggled out of Discord’s grip quickly and she frowned at him. “Don’t touch me.” She muttered as she flapped her wings slightly, her cheeks were flush.
Discord shrugged. “Okay. Prin… cess.” He looked at her and shook his head then snapped his fingers and he became normal sized. Twilight used her magic and she grew. All of them grew; Lilly and Zero were the last to change size.
Twilight trotted to the fountain and looked at it. “There’s still no water.”
“Geez Aunt Twilight. Give it time.” Paradox snorted.
There was a strange bubbling noise coming from the fountain and a rather small trickling of water started drop from the mouth of the fountain.
“Hey there we go.” Zero stated as he looked at the water. “It’s crystal blue in color.”
“Excellent. That is the way it’s supposed to look.” Discord stated and looked at Lilly. “You never cease to amaze me.”
“Should have brought her along to begin with.” Twilight stated as she glanced at Lilly while Discord examined the water.
“I really didn’t want to go.” Lilly said as she yawned.
Discord nodded at his daughter. “Maybe you and Zero should head back home.” He put his paw on her head as he leaned down and whispered something in her ear. She blinked at him and nodded.
“Yeah. Good night every pony.” She spread her wings and Zero did the same as they both flew off.
“So now what?” Paradox asked as he looked at the water.
Discord grinned as he went to the fountain and started to drink the water. When he was done he smacked his lips. “Yep that is refreshing. Makes me feel about a hundred years younger.”
Twilight rolled her eyes. “Move please. I’m going to fill these things.” She had a couple containers and started to fill them with the water.
Paradox was starting to yawn as he looked at Silver; she was watching Twilight as she leaned against him. “Do you remember anything about sleep walking?” he asked.
“I don’t sleep walk, I used to when I was a filly, mom says she had to lock my room afraid I’d walk off the cloud.” She giggled. “Why do you ask?”
“Oh um, no reason.” Paradox muttered then hugged her. “I think we should have dinner with Rainbow Dash soon.”
“Why do you want to have dinner with mom?” Silver asked.
Paradox shrugged. “I have to ask her something.”
“Okay, I have what we needed.” Twilight announced. “Can we go?”
“Not quite.” Discord stated as he filled a couple vials himself. “Now we can.” He started to chuckle. “By the way, you won’t remember where this is.”
Twilight looked defiantly at him. “Yes I will.”
“Believe me you won’t.” He started laughing as he held up his claw and snapped his fingers.
All four of them appeared in Canterlot in the throne room. Discord casually strode over to the throne and sat down. Twilight let out a sigh. “Thanks. Now perhaps we can get this place back in order.”
“Good luck with that water. I’ll hold down the fort while you ‘heal’ Celestia.” He lounged on the throne.
Paradox and Silver watched as Twilight left and Paradox went over to his father. “Dad, what will happen if the water works?”
“We move back to Ponyville of course.” He replied.
“You’d give this up?” He asked.
Twilight held the water up to Celestia’s lips. “Please drink this Princess. It has healing properties.”
Celestia just stared into space like she always did but she drank the water slowly as Twilight tilted the glass to her.
Luna watched carefully as Twilight administered the water. “Tell me Twilight, where is the Spring of Eternity?”
Twilight looked at Luna smiling as she was about to say exactly where it was but she stopped. “It’s right on the… wait. He was right…” She blinked.
“Who was right?” Luna asked.
“Discord, he said I would not remember where the spring was…” she looked at Luna apologetically. “He was right… I don’t remember.”
Celestia blinked slowly and put up her hoof sweeping the glass of water onto the floor where it shattered. She moved slightly and shook her head she placed her hooves on the sides of her head. “No… NO! NO!” She started yelling.
Twilight and Luna were shocked by the sudden reaction by Celestia. The princess was suddenly more animated she had been in almost a year. Both of them advanced carefully to Celestia.
“Sister, are ye quite alright?” Luna asked as she approached her.
“Celestia, its ok…” Twilight said as she approached too. “It’s me, Twilight Sparkle and your Sister Luna.”
“We need to restrain her!” Luna yelled out. “She cannot be allowed to fly in her state.”
Twilight nodded as she used her magic to make Celestia’s wings fold back. “She’s strong!” She gasped.
“We know.” Luna said as she used her magic too. “She is still not healed. We thought the Spring of Eternity would help.”
“It sure gave her more energy.” Twilight huffed out.
Celestia was breathing hard as she stared at both Luna and Twilight. She was frowning with her head down and her breath came out as snorts through her nostrils. “No…” she said again as she slowly took a couple of steps and collapsed, falling asleep almost instantly.
“Perhaps we shall give her less of the water tomorrow? Maybe a little goes a long way?” Luna asked.
“I’m beginning to think I was tricked in giving Celestia the wrong water.” Twilight muttered as she frowned.
Luna glanced at Twilight. “Thou said that Discord drank the water in front of thou. How is that a trick?”
“I don’t know, but I have my suspicions. I think I will confront him about it.”
“Don’t be so quick to judge.” Luna stated. “Be sure thou has a valid argument before thou confronts.”
“But, Princess Luna… How can you let him rule in place of Celestia? Do you have any idea what he does during the day?”
“Yes, we do.” Luna frowned. “We have witnessed what Discord does during the day. He conducts matters of the kingdom during the day, he listens to the citizens and he does what needs done. What is he doing that makes thou disapprove?”
Twilight sat for a moment, unable to come up with a valid argument. “He’s planning something. That is all I have to say.”
Luna shook her head. “That is not a valid reason until he does something ye will have to endure until Celestia is well again.”
Lilly sat at the table and looked at the vial of water that her father given her; he had filled it up and slipped it to her before her and Zero left. She remembered what he whispered her. “Ask Zero if he wants to before you give it to him. It is not called The Spring of Eternity for nothing.”
Zero walked into the room and saw her looking at the vial. “Lilly? Where did you get that?”
Lilly looked up at him her cheeks were burning. “Yeah, Dad wanted me to ask you if you wanted to.”
Zero looked at the water and back at her. “Wanted to what?”
“Dad gave Mom the water without her permission and he sometimes regrets doing it but also doesn’t because he saved Mom and it healed her of a problem she had for many years.” She looked at the blue water and pushed it slightly with her hoof.
“So you are asking me for my permission to use it?” Zero asked.
“Yes.” She swallowed. “Do you truly want to be with me… for an eternity?” She looked at him. “If you do not; you don’t have to drink it at all. I’ll understand. Paradox and I… We are Discord’s children; we will live for a long time maybe longer barring no accidents. We were given the spring water when we were babies, I was very ill as a filly… I just wanted to tell you what you have to put up with if you do drink that water…”
Zero grabbed the vial, opened it quickly and drank it down. He shook his head and licked his lips. “There is your answer Lilly.”
Lilly smiled at him as she got up from the chair and walked over to him. “I love you Zero.”
“Lilly, I love you… I’d spend a thousand eternities with you no matter what, you are stuck with me.” He got up and kissed her.
Twilight had gotten back from the castle, she had helped Luna get Celestia back into the bed, the Princess was still not herself and the water that she had gotten from the spring wasn’t what she expected. It made Celestia have more energy but it still didn’t help her.
She looked in the other room where Spike usually slept, but he wasn’t home. She let out a tired sigh as she walked slowly to her throne and sat down. The room was darkening as the sun set slowly. Twilight suddenly realized that Discord was making the sun set. She ran over to the window and looked outside; she had watched the sun set without any dramatic flair.
“Hmm.” She muttered as she walked up her stairs, to bed. “I thought maybe he’d be gloating or something.”
Fluttershy hugged Discord. “I’m so glad you’re back. How did it go?”
“Well, it was an experience to say the least. The water is back and I gave some to Lilly to offer to Zero. I told her to let him choose if he wanted to be with her for eternity or not.” He sighed and looked at her. “Sorry my love, I didn’t give you a choice.”
“If I was given the choice, I would have chosen to spend an eternity with you.” Fluttershy replied as she hugged him again.He hugged and pet down her back slowly. “Thank you for being so caring for being so… you.” He smiled at her. “I don’t know how you can put up with me?”
She giggled. “One day at a time.” She teased him.
“Oh, is that right?” He whispered as he picked her up and started to tickle her.
Fluttershy squealed and laughed in his arms as he tickled her pregnant belly. “Ah… stop it! Discord!”
He laughed as he carried her to the bedroom. “Stop what?” He continued to tickle her and enjoying her laughter as he kissed her softly against her lips.
She stopped laughing at his soft kiss as she looked into his eyes. “You’re not telling me something.”
He nodded as he placed her on the bed. “You read me like a book.”
“The most interesting book in the library. Tell me what is wrong?” She asked.
“I don’t think the water will help Princess Celestia and I believe that I’ll be blamed for it not working. I hope that it would work because I know you’d be happier at the cottage with your animals.” He sat in the bed beside her.
“Having a taste of all this power you would still be willing to give it up just for me?” Fluttershy asked.
“Just so I could be with you, I’d give up everything. Power is nothing compared to the love I have for you.” He whispered as he lay back on the bed.
She snuggled up against him. “I hope that you don’t get blamed; is there any other options for Princess Celestia?”
“I don’t know. Maybe my library would have a clue, but I’ll look tomorrow, tonight I’m tired and want to snuggle up with my lovely wife.”
“Fluttershy,” He laughed as he pulled her to him. “You’re so adorable. I love you.” He nuzzled her neck.
71.Paradox was painting a portrait that he’d been agonizing over for a few weeks. Silver Dash opened his door and peeked in; she was the only one he let look at his art. “Doxy? How’s everything going?”
He placed the paint brush down and sighed heavily as he stepped back. “I’m not sure.”
She walked in and stood next to him to look at the painting. “It looks good to me, but I don’t know a lot about art.”
Paradox looked at her. “I think you’re a work of art. Let me draw you, please?”
“Oh, no.” She put her hooves up.
He smiled and approached her. “Please. Those curves and your lovely smile.” He put his paw under her chin. “Perfection.”
Silver Dash blushed deeply. “Oh, no I’m not that perfect.”
He smiled as he leaned forward and kissed her gently on the lips. “Please let me draw you?” He asked.
She shook her head. “No, I…”
“Okay, but I’ll ask you again and again.” He whispered as he picked up his paint brush again. “Your body is beautiful.”
She stood there and watched as he put his brush against the canvas and moved it gently over a part of the portrait he’d agonized over. It was that final stroke that suddenly made the portrait look perfect. “Dox…” She said in awe. “That is beautiful.”
He looked at her as he put the brush down again. “You think so?”
Silver nodded slowly. “I wouldn’t have said it, if I wasn’t being honest.”
Paradox approached her again. “So, did you need something?”
She shook her head. She had started to let her mane grow out since she started dating him. She liked the feel of his paw as he moved it through her mane. Although her mane was sometimes difficult to keep from her face while she wore her helmet. “No. I just got off duty and I wanted to see you.”
Grinning Paradox stood in front of her and put his arms out he was exposing himself to her. “Here I am. Gawk upon this awesome body.”
Silver Dash blushed deeply. “Doxy. You do know that you’re… excited?”
He nodded. “Yes, because you’re in the room with me babe.”
“What makes you think I want to mate with you today?” Silver asked softly as her cheeks were burning.
“My question is: why wouldn’t you?” He countered.
She looked at him and still felt her face burning. “You have paint all over your paws.”
He smiled. “Oh, I’m sorry let me get them cleaned off.” He walked to her and placed his paws on her rump smearing paint on her and over her cutie marks. So she had two large paw marks on her. “Go home with those on your tush and see how awesome your mom thinks they are.”
“Doxy, you know that Mom would be happy with it. She keeps telling me to make her a grandma.”
His ears perked up. “Oh yeah, let’s go through the motions but without making Rainbow a grandma.” He started to move his paw over her tail getting paint on it as well.
She started to giggle as he walked around her. “You’re so bad.”
He moved his hips up against her rump. “Oh? Tell me that in a few minutes.”
Her eyes widened when she felt his arousal rub up against her. “Doxy. I don’t think we… ooh…” she moaned as he moved against her and pushed up into her.
“Silver.” He sighed as he pushed deeply into her. “Do you still think I’m bad?”
She nodded. “Yes, but good… oh so good.” Her legs started shake as he put his paws on her wings and started to grip them as he pushed into her harder. Silver let out a loud moan as she hit an orgasm.
He paused to just feel her body react to him to feel her heat flow around his own. “I love you.” He said passionately and pushed into her deep and hard. He leaned up against her as he felt his own orgasm build up.
Silver panted as he increased his momentum, feeling every movement he made inside her. He grind up against her sensitive button and she let out a gasp as she came again. “Yes, Dox!”
He felt his heart beating in his ears as he felt her tighten around him and flutter in pleasure. He wanted to let go deeply in her; he bit his lower lip as he pulled from her heat. Just as he pulled from her he let his orgasm spill. “Ooh… Silver, I’m sorry.” He spilled onto her flank and near the middle of her back.
Silver felt him spray his orgasm over her back and she blushed because she knew why he did it that way. “It’s okay I understand.”
He leaned on her back and hugged her. “I love you; I’m just not ready to be a father yet.” He whispered to her.
She nodded as he stood up. “I love you too.” Shaking her mane she turned to look at him.
“Silver, I was getting a towel for you.” He said as he placed his paw on her flank. She blushed as he cleaned her off. “I made a mess on you. Oh, I got paint on your wings too.”
“Don’t clean the paint off of me.” She whispered.
“Why not?” He asked.
Silver smiled at him. “I love making my mother guess what I have been doing.”
Paradox grinned. “Ha, and you said that I’m bad.” His smile widened as he walked to his paints and started to get some on his paws more. He then returned looking at her “Allow me.”
“Maybe later Dox.” she sighed at the feel of him. They weren’t making love but the way he touched her was extremely erotic. Slowly, he put his fingers of his paw through her mane and tail getting streaks of multiple colors through them. “Oh Doxy.” She breathlessly moaned.
He felt the hair rise on the back of his neck. “Um Silver. Do that again and…” He ran his paw down her neck.
“I know, but…” She suddenly shook as pleasure ran throughout her body. “Your touch drives me wild.”
He smiled as he looked into her eyes. “You’re one of my art projects now; a painted pony.” He put a color dot on each freckle on her cheeks. He then kissed her deeply their tongues wrapping around one another as he placed his paw on the back of her neck.
Silver seemed to melt into the kiss as her knees wobbled. She moved forward her urge for him to take her again rising. When he pulled back from the kiss she was panting. “What do you do to me? I want you so bad.”
Paradox’s ears perked up. “Ooh. I think I know why. Silver… you’re in season. No way are we going for a round two right now.” He kissed her muzzle lightly. “Sorry my love.” He rubbed his paw under her chin getting yellow on her. “As I said before… I’m not father material. Yet.”
She looked at him, her eyes big as she wobbled her bottom lip at him. “But… Doxy.”He grinned. “Oh… The heck with it…” He went over to her and started to kiss her passionately again as he picked her up and carried her to his bed.
Paradox stood with Silver Dash at her mom’s house in Cloudsdale. It looked beautiful and large. Silver led him through the house to a dining room. He glanced around the place. “Aunt Rainbow does pretty well.”
“She doesn’t like it. Says it’s not nice like a regular comfy cloud.” Silver giggled.
“Your mom is strange sometimes.” He muttered.
“I find that funny coming from a child of Discord.” Rainbow Dash said as she flew over to them and landed expertly on the floor in front of them. “So? You wanted to talk to me?” She looked directly at Paradox.
“Um yeah, I do but, well… privately actually.” Paradox felt his cheeks starting to burn.
Silver blinked. “Why?”
He blinked at Silver. “Because… um I have to ask your mom something.”
She blushed at him. “Really?”
He nodded and tried to keep his face from burning.
Rainbow Dash watched the spectacle for a moment. “Okay, come on Dox we’ll talk in… I guess this room over here.” She opened a door and flew in Paradox followed her while shrugging to Silver Dash.
After they went in the room Silver started to run in place and giggle with giddiness. “Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!”
The room was a study, there were book shelves with trophies all over and one shelf dedicated to books. A series of books about Daring Do. Rainbow Dash sat on the desk. “So Dox, what do you want to ask me?”
He swallowed hard. “Um… D… d… aunt Dash. I… I…”
“Paradox? What is going on? I never heard you stutter before?” She looked at him quizzically.“This is… I mean…” He closed his eyes tightly. “I want your permission to marry your daughter.” He blurted it out quickly before he lost his nerve. Slowly he opened his eyes and looked at Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Dash was looking at him. “Did you just ask me my permission to marry Silver?”
He nodded. “Y… yes. I want to marry her, I want to be with her and and…” he started to blush.
“And paint her like you did the other day?” She laughed. “Awesome painting by the way, she had more colors in her mane than I do.”
Paradox’s ears went up. “I well… Um I… she does make an awesome canvas.” He was blushing profusely. “So? Can I please marry her? She makes me happy.” He felt his paws sweat.
Rainbow Dash stared at him and watched as he tried hard to look comfortable under her gaze. She enjoyed making him squirm and fidget. After as few moments she decided to answer. “Sure, you can marry her, but promise me grandchildren.”
“Oh! Thank you… wait… how soon do you want grandchildren?”
Rainbow Dash shrugged. “Whenever. It’s no rush.”
“Aunt Rainbow, you made me the happiest draconequus ever.” He went over to her and hugged her.
“Yeah, well don’t ruin my reputation for being tough. You got to say I was difficult to convince.” she winked as she preened her feathers.
“Sure. Thank you so much.” He suddenly felt his stomach knot up. “Oh, now I have to find a way to ask her.”
“Good luck with that.” Rainbow laughed.
Silver stood up when Paradox walked out of the study. “Hey Doxy. So, why did you talk to mom?”
Paradox blinked at her. “No reason. Just telling her that mom was pregnant again and that we should get her something.”
She looked at him doubtfully. “Uh huh… and you couldn’t talk to her about it with me in the room?”
He shrugged. “Not my fault you decided to sit out here.” He started to casually walk around.
“Doxy! Come on and tell me what you and mom talked about!” She followed him her wings flapping slightly in irritation.
“I told you already.” He smirked as he looked at a trophy Rainbow Dash had put on display. “So, are we going to have dinner here?”
“Are you serious? You want to eat?” She huffed.
He looked at her. “Yeah, I’m very hungry.” He looked over at Rainbow Dash as she walked from the room.
Rainbow Dash yawned. “If you think I’m cooking dinner, you’re sadly mistaken.” She flexed her wings as she approached the front door and opened it. “I suggest we meet at the Clover Café.” She spread her wings and took off.
“Yes… food.” Paradox mumbled as he walked to the door.
“Doxy.” Silver whispered.
Paradox turned to look at Silver. “Yes?”
She was smiling as she looked at him. “Do we have time for a quickie? Or are you too hungry?”
Paradox’s ears went up. “Oh… are you sure? Your mom is going to be waiting…” He stopped talking when she turned around and trotted up the steps. He followed her as he started to grin.
She opened the door to her bedroom and went in leaving it open for him.
Paradox stopped in front of her doorway. “Silver? Where are you?”
She giggled. “In here. Come and get me.”
She was teasing him and he found it arousing. “I’ll get you alright.” He opened the door as he looked in at the same time. She was lounging on her bed made of clouds. His grin widened. “This is your bedroom?” He asked as he walked slowly into her room.
“Yes, I’ll give you a tour later, but right now…” She gave him a pouting face that really made his fur stand on end. “Please. Doxy.”
He smiled as he crawled onto her bed. “Well, I guess a little cuddle won’t hurt.” He started nuzzling into her mane and slowly moved over her placing his paws on her hips. “But that is all you’re going to get; a deep penetrating cuddle.” He moved up against her as he moved his paw over and swept her tail to the side.
“You promise?” She whispered as she felt him move his arousal along her folds.
“Yes… I promise.” He moaned as he pushed into her deeply. “I’ll cuddle you hard and deep.”
She shook with the feel of him. “Oh yes!”
He started to move in and out of her as he leaned down and licked behind her ears. “Smooth as silk.” He whispered as he increased his speed.
“Ah, oh Dox. Yes.” She let out a panting moan. “Fill me. Please. Please.” She was shaking as he felt her tighten around him.
He groaned in pleasure as he felt her muscles tighten up and he bucked into her faster in short thrusts. “Oh! Silver, I’m coming. Ah!” He grit his teeth as he moved faster.
An orgasm washed over her. “Dox! Ah!” Her wings quivered.
He felt her flow around him. “Ooh yes!” He pushed in hard and let his own orgasm go. He moaned out as he filled her and bucked up until he couldn’t spill anymore into her. Panting he leaned on her and kissed down her neck and put his paws on her shoulders and rubbed them slowly.
She panted in satisfaction as she felt him slowly pull from her. “That felt so wonderful.”
“You sure know how to cuddle.” Paradox sighed as he rubbed his paw down her back and over her flank. “I’ll have to cuddle you properly later on tonight.”
They lay on the bed together and he rubbed her flank softly and slowly. “I think we should go down and meet your Mom at the Clover Café.” He said softly.
Silver sat up in her bed. “Oh! Yes! Mom and dinner!”
Paradox started to laugh.
Paradox and Silver Dash arrived at the Clover Café a little late. Rainbow Dash actually didn’t mind since she was sitting at a table with Apple Jack and her unicorn son Crispin. Silver and Dox approached the table.
“Sorry we’re late Mom.” Silver apologized as she sat down in the chair that Paradox held out for her.
“It’s okay.” Rainbow Dash shrugged. “I’m with good company.”
“My goodness.” Apple Jack spoke up. “You two have sprouted like weeds.” She looked at Paradox. “You are almost a spitting image of your father.”
Paradox smiled and rubbed the back of his neck. “I’m not as good with magic as dad though.”
Crispin’s ears went up. “I can do magic.”
Apple Jack looked at her son. “Not at the table.”
“Aww, Ma.” He sighed and was quiet again.
They talked a while and ordered their food. After dinner Paradox was trying to go through ways to ask Silver to marry him in his mind. He looked over at Crispin and leaned over. “Hey Crispin… can we talk?”
Crispin nodded. “Yep.”
Paradox got up from the table. “Crispin and I are going to get desserts.” He waited as Crispin got up and they both walked up to the bar of the cafe.
“What’s up?” Crispin asked.
“I need an idea on how to ask Silver to marry me.” He said.
Crispin blinked. “Just ask her?”
Paradox shook his head. “No, it has to be awesome and romantic.”
“Dox, you’re asking the wrong pony. All I want to do is hang out with Sprinkle Icing; she makes the most delicious cookies.” He smiled.
“You only like her for her cooking?” Paradox asked.
“Oh no, I love her, but she doesn’t love me back.”
He stared at Crispin. “Have you told her?”
Crispin looked back at his mother, Rainbow Dash and Silver. “Should I?”
Paradox shrugged. “It’s up to you. You won’t know if she loves you unless you tell her yourself.”
Crispin shuffled his hoof. “I’m not good with my words. I guess I’m almost like uncle Big Mac.”
Paradox turned and ordered desserts for every pony. “You’re talking to me.” He replied to Crispin.
“That’s different. You’re my friend.” Crispin smiled.
“So is Sprinkle Icing.” He smiled back at him. “Think about that. My mom and dad were friends before they got married.” He grabbed a couple bowls of desserts and Crispin used his magic to hover the other desserts back to the table.
“Sorry I couldn’t help you more.” Crispin said before they got to the table.
“It’s okay buddy.” Paradox grinned. “I’ll figure it out.”
Fluttershy awoke in a panic. “Oh my goodness!” Her heart was racing and she was shaking all over.
Discord was instantly alert. “What is it? Who’s there?” He asked in the darkness until he realized it was his wife that was shaking. “Fluttershy? What is it?”
“I had a bad dream, but it seemed so very real.” She started to shiver.
He put his arms around her and pulled her to him. “Tell me about it. It might be nothing. Do you remember any of it?”
“I remember running away and my wings were gone and I…” She leaned against him. “It scared me.”
“Almost sounds like you were dreaming of our first meeting.” He chuckled.
She shook her head, “No. I was scared then, but this was… worse.”
“Okay Fluttershy, let me calm you.” He whispered as he placed his claw over her head moving his fingers though her mane softly. She usually thought he did that to soothe her but what he really was doing was entering her dreams.Discord stood in Fluttershy’s dreamscape he looked around and saw a few doors. He strolled through them; they were well organized and labeled appropriately. “Animals, birds, insects, love, Discord, food, recipes, friends, pregnancy, dragons, monsters, shadows, strange noises…” from happy to scary dreams. He stopped at the door that read: recent dreams. Placing a paw on it he opened to door slowly and walked in.
Fluttershy was running quickly and suddenly ran right into him. “Oh my goodness! Discord!” She was panting. “We have to run! Please run.” She looked behind her with panic in her eyes.
He looked at what was approaching and saw nothing. “Fluttershy, there’s nothing there.”
“No its there! Go Discord! Please!” She wiggled from his grasp and ran off.
“It’sss you!” A voice whispered to him.
“The shadow?” Discord’s eyes narrowed. “What’re you doing in my wife’s dreams?”
“The quessstion isn’t that, it’ss what are you doing in her dreamsss?” The shadow started to loom up above him. “We’d love to invade your dreamsss maybe we’d get you to be on our ssside.”
“I doubt that.” He frowned as he looked at the shadow closer, for a moment he could have sworn it sounded like… He shook his head. “Leave my family alone.”
“Discord? What are thou doing?” Luna said as she walked into the dream.
Discord pointed at the shadow. “This is trying to come back.”
The shadow suddenly started to cringe and recede at the sight of Luna. “Hisss.”
She looked at Discord. “I’ll handle it. Please Discord let Fluttershy know that she is safe as long as I’m around.”
“Thank you Luna.” He blinked and was out of the dream and back in bed slowly rubbing Fluttershy’s mane.
“Discord, that feels so wonderful.” Fluttershy murmured as she cuddled up against him. She had no idea he’d gone into her dreams.
“Do you feel better?” He asked her softly continuing to rub her mane behind her ears and down her neck.
“Knowing that you are here, I feel better.” She whispered and yawned.
“Luna will protect you in your dreams.” He whispered to her. “I’ll protect you here.” He rubbed down her back between her wings and moved his paw to her pregnant belly. “I only want you to be happy, healthy and relaxed. I love you and our family.” He frowned as he recalled the voice of the shadow. It sounded like some pony familiar.
Crispin blinked as he looked at his mother. “Nothing ma… I was just well… Sprinkle Icing invited me to a party and I’d hate to disappoint her by not showing up.”
Apple Jack approached him. “I suggest you finish your chores then.” She pointed out the bales of hay that need to be put into the loft of the barn. She then walked away. “After those are put up then you can go traipsing off to snuggle Sprinkle.”
Crispin felt his ears burn. “Ma! This will take forever.”
Apple Bloom watched the exchange and watched as her sister walked into the house. She then approached her nephew. “Just use yer magic.”
Crispin looked at his aunt. “Ma doesn’t want me to use my magic, she says just using my strength builds character.”
“That ain’t fair AB. I want to go too.” He muttered.
“Use your magic then.” She stated. “It won’t hurt nothing.”
“Ma would know.” He whispered as he looked at the house.
“So what, yer a unicorn; use yer magic. Geez.” Apple Bloom sighed.
“Okay, but if Ma gets upset I’m blaming ya.” Crispin said as his horn started to glow. The hay bales glowed and he hefted them up and into the barn. He squinted his eyes as he strained with his magic. He walked towards the barn and watch where he placed the bales in the loft. After he let them lose he let out a sigh. “Those were heavy.”
Apple Bloom was staring at him. “Whoa… Crispin yer strong. Where did ya learn that spell?”
“Um, Aunt Twilight had been teach’n me some things.” He said quietly. “Ma doesn’t know, although I told Twilight that ma told me I needed to learn from her.”
“Crispin! Ya lied?” Apple Bloom gasped at her nephew. “Ya never lied. Why did ya lie?”
“I wanted to learn magic.” He put his head down. “Paradox, Lilly, Scarlet Grace, Sweetie Belle, Rarity, every unicorn I know has magic knowledge but me. Paradox, Scarlet Grace and Lilly aren’t even unicorns and they know more magic than any of us.”
“More than I.” Apple Bloom muttered.
“Yer an earth pony AB.” He said.
“Yes, and so is yer mom. Ya know if AJ had known ya wanted to learn; she would have let ya. Another thing, Paradox, Scarlet Grace and Lilly aren’t ponies. They’re draconequuseses… whatever.” Apple Bloom stuck her tongue out. “Their magic comes naturally for them.”
“I know, but I am a unicorn and I want to learn to be one. I should’ve asked.” He sighed.
“Let’s go then. I hope they haven’t started eating cake without us.” Apple Bloom grinned as she and Crispin headed to Sugar Cube corner in town.
Apple Jack watched them from the house and walked out when they left. “It figures he’d have to rely on Apple Bloom to encourage him to use his magic.” She shook her head, fixed her hat and trotted towards Ponyville.
“Yay! You made it!” Pinkie Pie yelled as she saw her daughter’s friends walk into the store. Crispin stepped back when Pinkie plowed into Apple Bloom. “Sprinkle Icing had been working at this party all morning. With a little help from me.”
Sprinkle Icing was decorating a cake as she looked at her mother and saw Crispin standing to the side. Her eyes widened as a smile spread on her face. She loved seeing Crispin; he always made her happy. “Mom… We have to get this ready before Dox and Silver come.” She waved to Crispin.
“Okay! Apple Bloom can you help me in the kitchen? I’m working on apple turnovers and you’re the best advisor on them.” Pinkie giggled as she pulled Apple Bloom into the kitchen.
“Crispin! Come here, I need you to see this.” Sprinkle Icing grinned as she put another rose on the cake she was decorating. Crispin walked over and looked at the cake. “What do you think?” she asked.
Crispin looked at it and looked at Sprinkle. “It’s beautiful.” He whispered.
She smiled with his answer. “Great! Thank you. I worked hard on it.” She looked up at him and saw he was staring at her. “Oh, do I have something on my muzzle?” She looked at her muzzle cross-eyed.
“Yep.” Crispin said and kissed her muzzle quickly and turned his face away as he felt his ears burning.
Sprinkle Icing blinked in surprise. “Crispin?”
He looked at her. “Hmm?”
She had a blush running over her cheeks. “You kissed me.” She whispered as she looked at him.
He nodded. “Yep. I’d do it again if ya want me to.”
Sprinkle was about to reply when the bell on the door rang. LillyRose and Zero walked in. “Lilly!” Sprinkle waved to her friend and Crispin blushed as Sprinkle turned her attention away from him.
“Sprinkle! Crispin! I’m so glad to see you two!” Lilly said as she went to them.
Sprinkle looked at Lilly. “Oh my goodness! You’re preggers!” She hugged Lilly and looked at Zero. “You’re the one…” She hugged him and Zero looked at her in shock and uncertainty.
Lilly smiled. “Yeah Zero is one of Dad’s guards. He’s also my husband. Zero this is my good friend Sprinkle Icing and that big shy unicorn there is Crispin Apple.”
Zero suddenly bowed to Sprinkle Icing and Crispin. “It’s a pleasure to meet friends of my lovely wife.”
“Oh, he’s so adorable.” Sprinkle Icing squealed.
Crispin just stood there sizing Zero up. Zero went over to Lilly and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek.
“Lilly when are you due?” Sprinkle asked.
“Well…” Lilly trotted over to her friend and they started to talk about foals and girl things. Zero went to a table and started to look at all the items upon it. Cakes, candies, treats and several snacks.
Crispin walked up to Zero. “How were ya able to do it?”
Zero looked at Crispin. “Excuse me?”
“Lilly can be very moody and she was notorious for being unable to keep a boyfriend past one date, how were ya able to accomplish what others couldn’t?” It was the most Crispin had said in a long time.
“Apparently those others didn’t know that Lilly is as beautiful inside as she is outside. She’s more than beautiful; she’s my love eternal. I know that doesn’t really answer your question but I know how I feel about her.”
Crispin nodded. “So ya ended up dating?”
“Well, um it is a little complicated. I was Lilly’s guard, and I kind of fell for her charms.” He smiled as if remembering. “So tell me about yourself and life in Ponyville.”
Crispin looked at Zero. “Um well, it’s Ponyville and I’m a unicorn, my ma is an earth pony. We live on Sweet Apple Acres.”
“Oh? I’m an earth pony.” Zero stated.
Crispin leaned over and looked at Zero’s wings. “Uh huh… ya don’t look like no earth pony.”
Zero blinked and suddenly flapped his wings. “Oh these, heh… Lilly gave them to me.”
The unicorn’s eyes widened. “She magiced them on ya? Oh! I need to learn that.” Crispin looked over at Lilly and saw her gesturing to Sprinkle about her pregnancy as she rubbed her swollen belly. He noticed that Sprinkle suddenly looked over at him and he blushed as he looked away.
“Crispin?” Zero asked.
He looked at Zero. “Yeah?”
“If you like Sprinkle so much you really should tell her.”
“Is it that obvious?” he asked. “Some pony I just met can see it. I’m afraid she’d reject me.”
Zero looked over at his wife and Sprinkle. “She definitely won’t reject you. That mare wants you.” Zero smirked. “Believe me. I’ve seen that look before.”
Crispin blinked. “Yer not the first pony to say that. Paradox said I should tell her too.”
“So what’re you waiting for?” Zero replied.
“I’m not good with my words.”
“My brother in law and I don’t always get along, but he’s right. So what’re you waiting for?” Zero replied. “Go up and tell her.”
Sprinkle came prancing over to them. “You two are being quiet. Lilly and I think that maybe you two are up to no good being quiet and whispering.”
Zero was surprised by the insinuation of being up to no good. “I’m a loyal guard, I am usually not up to no good.”
“Unless you are with me in bed.” Lilly said.
He blinked at Lilly as his ears turned red. “What? Lilly! Stop talking like that.” He put his head down as he felt his blush running over his face.
Crispin didn’t really say anything as he just stared at Sprinkle Icing. Zero suddenly nudged him in the side and Crispin stumbled forward. He stumbled up against Sprinkle muzzle to muzzle.
“Whoa Crispin are you ok?” Sprinkle Icing asked as she looked at him eye to eye.
Lilly saw how close Crispin and Sprinkle was. She looked at Zero who was smirking. “Oh.” She whispered as she went to Zero.
Crispin gulped as he stared at Sprinkle. “Sorry Sprinkle… I didn’t mean to bump into you.” He then moved back slightly, but before he could move too far away Sprinkle smiled and moved her muzzle up and kissed him. His ears perked up as his eyes widened in surprise he was about to step back when Sprinkle put her hooves around his neck as she kissed him deeper.
“What did I tell you?” Zero muttered as he and Lilly moved away to let Sprinkle and Crispin kiss.
Pinkie Pie and Apple Bloom walked out of the kitchen chatting when Pinkie noticed her daughter kissing Crispin. Her eyes widened and she squeaked when Apple Bloom placed her hoof over Pinkie’s mouth. “Don’t spoil the moment Pinkie.” She said.
“So what is this party about?” Silver Dash asked as she placed her helmet next to a box of odd paints and brushes that Paradox had just left on a table. His room overlooked a lot of wonderful landscapes. Since he had recovered from his depression he had been a lot more creative. Silver though seemed to be the only one to have seen a lot of his creations and she had told him that he should show some of the paintings and drawings he had done to his family. He was adamant in the fact that his family wouldn’t understand his ambition and Silver knew that was just an excuse.
“I am not sure what the party is about.” Paradox replied from the other room. “Why are you here so early? I thought maybe you wanted to stay with mom a little longer than usual.”
“Why would I do that?” She asked as she walked further into the room. “My shift was over as soon as your mom was with your dad.”
Paradox’s eyes widened as he saw her walk further into the room. “Silver, can you please wait over there?” He said vaguely.
“Oh, sure Doxy? Can you elaborate more?” She looked behind her and she stepped back until she was near the opposite wall.
“Nope, I don’t think so.” He snickered as he kept hidden.
Silver leaned against the wall and let out a deep sigh. “I wish you would hurry in getting ready. I would love to get cake sometime tonight. No matter what the party is about.”
“Cake does sound delicious.” Paradox replied as he slowly stepped out from his hiding place. Silver blinked at him. He was dressed up really nice, wearing a suit with a tie. She blinked several times.
“Doxy?” Silver questioned him.
He smirked as he looked at her. “Yes Silver?”
“Why are you dressed up? Not that I am complaining, since I don’t see you dressed like that often. This is Sprinkle Icing’s party we are going to, and she usually doesn’t have fancy dress up parties.” Silver Dash admired him.
“Actually, I wasn’t planning on going to Sprinkle Icing’s right away.” He smirked as he put his paw through his mane. “I thought that we’d go take a walk through Whitetail Woods for a while.
“Whitetail Woods?” Silver blinked. “What’s in there?”
“Once you and I get there, we’ll be there.” He replied.
“Well, gee… I never would have figured that out Doxy.” She sighed. “Why do we have to go there?”
“It’s a secret.” He smiled at her. “Come here and I will take us there.”
Silver looked at him doubtfully and slowly walked over to him. “I hope what you’re planning isn’t scary.”
He looked at her. “Scary? I may be a monster… but I am far from a scary one.”
She suddenly blinked in surprise. “You’re not a monster.”
“I know that.” He picked her up and nuzzled her neck as they disappeared.
“The celebration can start now, because I am here.” Discord said as he walked into Sugar Cube Corner with Fluttershy. Every pony looked at him and Lilly started to snicker at her father.
“Discord, your son hasn’t gotten here yet, you might as well sit down.” Twilight said sharply.
“Kind of grumpy today Twilight?” He asked as he walked over to the table with the cakes and sweets. Fluttershy walked over to her friends and sat in a chair next to Rainbow Dash and started to chat with her.
Rainbow Dash was biting on her lower lip as she sat in her chair. She looked at Fluttershy and gave a weak smile. “What if Silver says no?”
“Um, don’t worry about it Rainbow, everything will be okay.” Fluttershy said quietly to her friend. “Doxy is a good boy… Silver really does enjoy being around him.”
Discord strolled over to the empty seat next to Fluttershy as he carried a plate full of food and he set it in front of Fluttershy. “Little mommy needs to eat more food, growing babies need nibbles.” He cooed to her.
Rainbow Dash, Pinkie and Twilight all looked at Fluttershy. “You’re pregnant again?” They asked in unison.
Fluttershy squeaked and hid her face behind her mane and Discord grinned proudly. “Yes, she is.”
Apple Jack walked in followed by Rarity who was wearing another one of her elegant gowns.
Apple Jack saw her son Crispin sitting really close to Sprinkle Icing and she smiled. “Hey Crispin, I see you got yer chores finished. Well done.” She walked to where her friends were sitting. “Hey Twi, Rainbow, Fluttershy, Pinkie and Discord.” Twilight and Rainbow were still looking at Fluttershy but Pinkie waved at Apple Jack.
“Hey AJ!” Pinkie Pie giggled. “Guess what I saw.”
“Tell me.” Apple Jack said.
“Crispin and Sprinkle Icing kissed.” Pinkie blurted out. “And Fluttershy is pregnant again.”
Apple Jack blinked a couple times. “Whoa, Crispin actually kissed yer daughter? I’m more shocked than a barrel full of electric eels.” She looked over at Crispin; Sprinkle Icing was leaning against him with a smile on her face. “And what is this news about Fluttershy?” She said as she looked over to Discord and Fluttershy.
“Apparently Fluttershy is pregnant again.” Twilight answered as she saw Fluttershy get embarrassed again.
“Again?” Rarity said in shock as she approached them. “Oh dear, you think you can handle another foal at your age? Your own children are having children.”
Fluttershy looked at her friends. “I um… Well, I don’t know.” She squeaked again when Discord placed his paw on her shoulder.
“I don’t think it’s a matter of her age. I can keep an eye on her. She’s perfectly healthy and we have the best doctor in all of Equestria that watches over my whole family.” Discord interjected.
“True, your doctor is one of the best in Equestria.” Twilight nodded. “We just worry about you.”
“I’ll be alright.” Fluttershy replied.
Paradox and Silver appeared next to a bench that was along a trail in White Tail Woods. On the bench was a piece of paper held down with a rock. Paradox walked to the bench and set Silver down on the bench.
Silver blinked at him. “Now that we’re here what are we going to do?”
He pointed at the paper under the rock. “What is that?”
Silver moved the rock and looked at the piece of paper. She unfolded it. “It says: ‘Say the magic word, trot twenty spaces to the left of the bench and find another piece of paper’.” Silver said as she read the note. She opened the paper and there was a word written on it. “Revlis.” She said it out loud.
Paradox suddenly disappeared when she said the word written on the paper. “Doxy?” She gasped. She looked around for him. “Where’d you go?”
Paradox’s voice drifted to her from all directions. “Read the instructions and follow them.”
“Ok…” Silver said as she looked at the paper again. She followed the clue and went twenty spaces left of the bench. She found a piece of paper stuck to a tree, she opened it and read it. ‘Fly over to Luna Falls and land on the rock closest to the falls and read the magic words that are written on the paper there.’
Silver spread her wings and flew to Luna Falls and looked around and saw a large rock next to the falls in the middle of the lake. She landed and saw a piece of paper with a red rose on top of it. She gently moved the rose off it and opened the piece of paper. She blinked at the words and tried to figure out how to say them out loud. “Emyrramuoylliw Revlis.” She managed to say.
With a loud pop Paradox appeared in front of her. He was on one knee and was smiling up at her. “Well? Will you?”
Silver blinked at Paradox in shock. “Will I what?” She asked.
He grinned as he gently grabbed the piece of paper from under her hoof. “Read it backwards.” He said as he held it up to her to read again.
Silver looked at the words. “Revlis is my name.” She smiled. “Let me see, Oh…” she suddenly shuffled her hooves as she looked at him; her eyes filling with tears. “Oh… Doxy…” She breathed out.
Paradox grinned as he brought a box from his vest pocket. “You have made… me… very… h… happy.” He swallowed hard trying not to stutter as he opened the box revealing the engagement ring he had chosen for her it was a simple ring gold and silver band with a large blue gem on it. “I will say it as well. Silver, I love you very much; will you marry me?”
Silver smiled as tears ran down her face. “Yes, of course I will. I love you Doxy.” She leapt at him, he was taken by surprise; he snapped the box shut as she tackled him and they both fell into the water that surrounded them. He held her tightly as they kissed each other passionately.
Every pony was sitting at Sugar Cube Corner waiting for their guests of honor. Some had already started to eat.
Paradox and Silver appeared at the entrance of the store both soaking wet. Although Silver kept looking at the engagement ring that Paradox gave her. She felt her heart thudding in her chest and she couldn’t believe that he asked her to marry him. She loved him so much.
“Shall we go in?” Paradox smirked at her as he put his claw up and moved a wet strand of her mane from her face. “You are so beautiful.” He whispered.
She giggled at his charm and nodded. “I think we should. You know your suit is um… kind of ruined.”
“I don’t care.” He said as he allowed her to walk ahead of him. “Should I go in first?”
“We should go in together.” Silver smiled.
“A lovely idea!” He said as he suddenly picked her up.
“Whoops! Doxy!” She giggled loudly as he magicked the door open and he walked in carrying Silver.
“We’re here!” Paradox yelled as they entered. “She said yes!”
They were met with cheers and congratulations. Paradox set Silver down and she was instantly hugged by Rainbow Dash. She looked at her mother and saw that she was crying. “Mom?”
Rainbow Dash tried hard to wipe her eyes. “Something is in my eyes… No… I’m so happy for you!” She started to sob loudly again.
Fluttershy was hugging Paradox. “I knew she’d say yes Doxy.”
“I was so nervous Mom, I almost stuttered again.” Paradox said.
Discord ruffled Paradox’s mane and started to chuckle. “You’re all wet.”
“Yeah, it was the location where I asked her. There was water all around us.” He smiled as he reached over to Silver and started to pet her shoulder.
After the initial congratulations and chatting started to calm down. Paradox and Silver both went to sit down with every pony else as they all started to eat and celebrate.
A week later Twilight had just left the room where Celestia was being kept. She didn’t awaken the whole time Twilight had been with her. Twilight saw that the day was coming to an end as she walked down the hallway of Canterlot castle. She felt that everything she had tried to make Celestia better had failed.
She was about to walk out the nearest door to the courtyard when she saw Discord walk from the throne room and down the hall. She decided to follow him.
Discord’s ear perked up when he heard Twilight following him. He chose to ignore her and opened a door to the side and went in.
Twilight ran up to the door Discord just went in. Taking a deep breath she opened it and went in as well. She blinked suddenly when she noticed she was in Discord’s library. “What?” She turned around and the door she entered was gone. “Discord!”
He appeared in front of her and placed his paw on her chin. “You’re following me. Why?”
Twilight moved her head away. “I… Why are we in your library?” She asked back.
“I seem to be the one that is asking the questions here.” He replied as a pair of glasses appeared on the bridge of his muzzle. “Why were you following me? Is there a reason? Do you want to ask me something?”
Twilight looked at him. “I… I shouldn’t have to explain myself to you.” She huffed.
“Whatever Twilight.” He started to pull books from random shelves of his library with his magic. “I think anything you need answers to are in here.” He piled the books in front of her. “Now if you will excuse me; I have to check on my pregnant wife.” He disappeared leaving her alone.
“I didn’t want to look through your library!” She shouted.
His voice answered. “Well… too bad!”
Twilight looked at the books placed before her and she blinked. “How to cure brain injuries. Dementia and you. When can I pull the plug? The healing power of crystals.” She read the titles out loud as she looked through them. “How to survive the Zom-pony apocalypse? What?” Twilight placed the book to the side. “That’s a silly title.”
Twilight stared at the books hoping one would just present itself to her. She lifted one up and started to page through it. She never read this book before and wondered what other books were in Discord’s library that had never been seen by any pony. She frowned as she read some of the chapter of the book she opened. Some of the best cures have been developed through natural means. If anyone is to have suffered a mental breakdown, be sure to get a lot of sunshine, and consult a zebra.
“What? Consult a zebra? Why?” She read through the book more as her eyes started to widen. “Why isn’t this book in my library?” She closed it and looked at the title.
“Cures for the Mind and Soul. Written by Star Swirl the Bearded.” Twilight gasped as she opened the book again and saw that it was even signed by him. It was inscribed: To my associate Discord hopefully you don’t cause too much chaos while I am away. –Star Swirl. Twilight was in total shock as she started to read the book more.
“Why wait for my advice?” Zecora said as she walked to a wall and pulled a vial from it. “You know I would not ask a price.”
Twilight sighed. “I know Zecora, but I didn’t know that you would actually have a cure for what is wrong with Celestia.”
The zebra smiled at Twilight. “It’s not a difficult task to just ask.” She looked at the vial she had taken down from the wall and shook her head as she placed it back up on the wall again.
“So, I’m asking now, is there a cure for Celestia?”
“Calling it a cure is a bit obscure.” Zecora looked at all the vials she had on her wall and frowned. “It was here, maybe it is over there?” She trotted over to the other wall and was looking at her collection of vials and containers.
“What does the vial look like?” Twilight asked as she looked at the walls.
“The vial contains something volatile and green. And yet it cannot be seen.” Zecora seemed to be a little perplexed.
Twilight looked at a wall full of dried plants and several vials. One vial she spotted was green and looked like it had bubbles in it. “Is it this one?” She asked as she pointed at the vial.
Zecora looked at the vial and smiled. “It is found. Safe and sound.” Zecora took it from the wall and went to a mortar and pestle unstopped the vial and dripped two drops into the mortar. She walked over to some dried plants and grabbed some red looking seeds and placed them next to the mortar. She walked to another set of dried plants and looked through them and smiled when she spotted what she was looking for. She grabbed the green plants and went to the mortar and placed some of the leaves into the mortar. She placed the red seeds in the mortar and grabbed the pestle with her mouth and started to grind all the ingredients together. When she was done she pushed the mortar to the side and grabbed the vial of green liquid again.
“This is highly powerful, I was surprised that Discord let me have this in exchange for the advice I gave him. I had asked him for the water of the Spring of Eternity, but he wasn’t easily swayed to give that to me.” She lifted the mortar and filled a flask with the ingredients then added the rest of the vial into the flask. She held it up and swirled it, the color changed from a bright green to a light lavender color.
Twilight just looked at the flask and looked at Zecora. “So what do you call this? Is this the cure I’ve been needing?”
The zebra placed the flask on the table and looked over at Twilight. “For you there is an easy task, your reward shall be this flask.”
“You want me to do something for you?” Twilight asked.
“You feel that it is uncouth, to reveal the truth. You have to see; that the truth will set you free. Tell him how you feel then maybe I will give this to help her heal.”
Twilight blinked as her cheeks burned. “What do you mean?”
Zecora chuckled. “Oh, I see. This, I didn’t foresee. Denial will not get you this vial.” She placed it on a shelf.
“Wait! Zecora! Please I need that to help Celestia. I really don’t know what you are asking me to do.” Twilight bit her bottom lip nervously.
Zecora looked Twilight in the eyes. “You tell him how you feel. Then you can have this to heal.”
Twilight swallowed and put her head down. “I can’t tell him how I feel.”
“Only when the truth is in motion, will you receive the full magic of this potion.” Zecora stated.
“Okay Zecora, how long will that last?”
“It’s an exotic brew, it will keep for a week or two.” The zebra nodded.
“Alright. I’ll be back.” Twilight left the hut empty hooved.
“Are you sure you want me to send this letter?” Spike asked Twilight as he looked at what she dictated to him.
She looked at him and bit her lower lip. “No.” She muttered. “As soon as you send it… I cannot take it back.” She stood up and started to pace back and forth. “Spike what should I do? The potion that Zecora made will only work if I am honest.”
Spike looked at the letter again. “Well, from what you had me write; you were brutally honest. Kind of graphic too.”
Twilight’s eyes widened and she used her magic to take it from his claws. She read it and started to blush. “I said that?”
“I wrote everything word for word. Like you told me to.” He smirked.
“No! I cannot tell him this.” She crumpled up the scroll and tossed it into the fireplace. She started to pace back and forth in irritation. “What do I do?”
Spike shrugged. “I don’t know, but I wish I had mind bleach.”
“Ha… ha… Very funny Spike.” She rolled her eyes.
“I’m not laughing at all.” He made a face. “Ugh.”
She hung her head and started to sigh loudly. “I’ll have to talk to him face to face.”
Spike shrugged as he walked away from the writing desk. “Yeah, I think that would be better. Will save my claw from getting a cramp from writing. You have a habit of saying too much for one little thing. You can always say you love him for his intelligence and then be done with it.”
Twilight blinked. “Spike? Why didn’t you tell me that to begin with?”
“You just told me to write the letter Twilight, you didn’t ask for my opinion. And I don’t even know who you were writing to.”
She opened her mouth to tell him, but shut it quickly. “Just some pony I know.” She muttered as she blushed.
LillyRose snuggled up against Zero in bed. “Have you thought about what we should name our little one?”
Zero’s ears perked up. “I don’t know.”
“I think we’re going to have a boy.” She murmured as she lay on her side to look at him.
He looked at her as he placed his hoof against her swollen belly. “What makes you think that it’ll be a boy?”
She shook her head. “I don’t know. It’s a hunch.”
“You have a boy name in mind?” He asked.
“I have several names.” She smiled as she looked at him. “But they are all girl names.”
Zero laughed. “Oh so you are relying on me to give you a boy name.”
“Yes.” Lilly nodded then made a face as she felt a slight contraction.
Paradox fell up against the canvas. “Horse nuggets!” He grumbled.
Silver Dash looked up from a book she was reading to look at him. “Is Lilly having another contraction?”
He looked at his fiancé. “No… I thought I’d mess up this painting on purpose.” He sat down. “I hope Zero gets kicked where it hurts.”
Silver giggled as she closed her book. “I guess as she gets closer to her due date you should pretty much stay off your feet.”
“This isn’t funny.” Paradox muttered. “Maybe Dad has some magic that can disconnect me from Lilly until all this is over with. And I thought it was bad when she had morning sickness.”
Yeah, that was a mess.” Silver started to giggle.
A scroll appeared in front of Discord. He looked at the scroll as it hovered in the air in front of him then it suddenly dropped onto the floor and rolled at the hooves of one of the guards.
“Sir. It seems you received a scroll from Princess Twilight Sparkle.” The guard said.
“Sir, this is the forth letter you had gotten from her, what if it’s important?” The unicorn guard picked the scroll up with his magic and hovered it in front of Discord.
Discord snatched the scroll from the air, opened it and read it to himself. “Hmm… Interesting.” He snapped his fingers and it burned up. He looked around the throne room. “Every pony… OUT!” He said loudly.
The guards looked up at him in surprise but saluted him as they all left.
He summoned a scroll and wrote a couple words back to Twilight and sent it right away. He sat back on the throne and started to play solitaire in the air above him. Twilight appeared in the throne room and he didn’t look at her as he moved a card in the air to another card. “What do you want Twilight?” He asked her as he continued to play the game. “And why did you want to meet with me in private?”
Twilight stood and watched him as he played a card game but shook her head when she realized that she was there to talk to him. “I have to tell you something important.”
“That is what you said in your letter.” He said as he moved his paw and the cards disappeared. “You have my undivided attention.” He leaned forward and stared at her.
Twilight bit her bottom lip as he stared at her and she started to fidget. “I um… It’s like this… I… um…”
“Twilight, if you wanted to give me a speech, you forgot something really important. You forgotten your note cards and you seem a little disorganized. Are you feeling well?”
She took in a deep breath. “I feel fine. I just wanted to tell you that… I love you for your intelligence.”
His eyebrows went up. “Did you just say you loved me?”
Twilight gulped as she suddenly nodded.
“Is that all you have to tell me?” He sat back.
“Yes, I guess that is all.” She said as she started to blush.
He saw her blush. “You’re not being completely honest with me.”
“Okay, I’m not telling you everything.” She said sternly. “I don’t think it was fair that Luna chose you over me at taking care of Equestria. I am very jealous of you. Just because you have better control of magic than I do doesn’t mean that I am incapable of raising the sun.” She breathed in. “Furthermore, I don’t know why but I have been dreaming about you, you need to stay out of my head, all I do is think about you and it irritates me a lot. It’s not just a dream where we sit and chat either… It’s a very graphic dream that involves physical contact.”
Discord’s eyebrow went up. “Do tell?”
Twilight started to pace back and forth as she started to explain how her dreams involved him and she kept giving odd technical terms for what they did.
“Twilight.” Discord said suddenly, stopping her from talking more. “Just because we did those… Things in your head doesn’t mean we did them, here. Although I fully doubt some of those things are even physically possible. But then again… I am chaotic.”
“I know, but I just cannot get you out of my head and I’m always thinking about you. I don’t know how to make it stop.” She looked down at her hooves.
“What do you expect me to do about it?” He asked.
Twilight looked up at him and felt her chest tighten up. “Nothing?”
“Exactly.” He sat back. “Twilight, I love Fluttershy and I will never do anything that would hurt her or our relationship. I do have a suggestion though.”
He nodded. “Yes, go to Zecora and get your potion to help Celestia. After Celestia takes the first drink come back and see me and I will tell you a secret that will help you.”
A few odd hours later:
Twilight entered the throne room and she looked at Discord. “Celestia drank the potion. Now Discord, tell me the secret to getting you out of my head?”
He sat up and gave Twilight a box. “In that box is your key to getting your mind off of me.”
She looked at the box. “What is in the box?”
He shrugged then smiled. “I don’t know, but don’t open it here!” He put his paw up before she lifted the lid of the box.
She looked at him warily and looked at the box suspiciously. “You’re just trying to make fun of me. I won’t take this.” She put the box down.
“Have it your way then.” He shrugged. “How’s Celestia by the way?”
“She fell asleep as soon as she drank the potion. Did I give it to her correctly?” She asked as she stared at the box.
“Twilight, that potion is a zebra remedy, I guess it was a good thing I had given Zecora green turbulent water from beyond the Crystal Mountains. That water is very rare. I really don’t know how well that potion will work.”
Twilight looked worried, “What if Celestia never wakes up?”
“That isn’t my problem.” He muttered. “But, I think she’ll wake up.”
Twilight looked at him for a long moment without saying anything.
He started to get itchy under her stare. He looked at her. “What?”
“I don’t know.” She said suddenly. She did know; she was just thinking about the last dream she had and she suddenly swallowed hard as she walked away. “I’m going to check on Celestia.” She trotted quickly from the room.
Discord rubbed his muzzle. “What else can go wrong?”
A guard walked into the throne room and was about to say something when he saw the glaring look on Discord’s face. “This better be good news.” He growled.
The guard took his helmet off. “It’s me.” Zero answered. “I just wanted to tell you that Lilly needed to talk to you about the baby shower for Fluttershy.”
He smiled. “Yes, thank you Zero.” He went over to his son in law. “Did I ever tell you that you’re my second favorite son in law?”
“Um, no but you only have two son in laws.” Zero muttered.
“Right.” Discord said. “Flight is my first favorite. Come on, we’ll go and see what Lilly needs. Just let me put this here for a moment.” Discord picked up a box off the floor and placed it on a table. “She’ll be back for this.”
“Who’ll be back for that? What’s in the box?” Zero asked.
“Don’t worry about it Zero, my boy. Let’s go.” He led his son in law out the throne room and down the hall.
Twilight leaned over Celestia and looked to see if she’d awaken, she remembered telling Zecora that she told Discord the truth of having a crush on him. The zebra gladly handed over the potion, but Twilight still felt like there was something else bothering her a nagging feeling in the pit of her stomach. Zecora said something about not following through with something. Twilight snorted.
Celestia was sleeping soundly and her face looked very relaxed. A smile was also on her lips. Twilight looked up suddenly to see Luna looking down at her sister. “She seems to be sleeping soundly. Shall we visit her dream and see if that potion has started to heal?”
“We can do that?” Twilight asked.
“Thou need to be asleep to enter a dream with me, but Discord and I, we can enter dreams just by touch.”
Twilight looked up suddenly. “He can do that? He can enter dreams?”
Luna nodded. “He can, but he hasn’t used the ability for a few moon cycles. Last he used it was when he was trying to help Fluttershy sleep. We ran into him then, told him we’d help her.”
“Thou shouldn’t worry about it. Thou has strange dreams, but those dreams have not come from him, he is not physically in dreams thou had dreamt. It is coming from the wisp at the Spring of Eternity. That little one had planted a seed in thou that makes thou think ye need him.” Luna explained.
“Luna? Can you help me?” Twilight asked.
“Did he offer thou anything to help?” Luna asked.
“He gave me a box and told me not to open it until I got home. I thought it was a joke so I left it in the throne room.” she muttered.
Luna smiled as she nodded. “Twilight, thou has been so good to my sister, ye hadn’t been able to sleep well. We suggest ye go over to that bed and get sleep. We’ll fetch the box that Discord gave thee.”
“What? Why do I need that box?” Twilight asked.
“Thou need it.” She smiled as she walked to the door. “Get some sleep Twilight Sparkle. We shall see ye in thy dream.”
Luna brought the box into the room. She looked at it and shook her head. “Unusual spell on this.” She looked at her sister then over to Twilight who was snuggled in a bed. “It will help though.” She opened the box and suddenly stumbled back as she gasped, her hooves shook slightly as the chaotic spell spilled invisibly out of the box. “Alright, now to see what Celestia is dreaming.”
She went over to Twilight and placed her hoof on her forehead. “I’ll help thee.”
She blinked and her eyes turned the color of the moon as she sat down.
Luna walked down many corridors, she was used to walking through the dreams of others and she stopped in front of a large door. She opened the door and saw Twilight sitting in an empty room. “Are ye ready Twilight?”
Twilight jumped and turned to look at Luna. “Oh! Yes! I was wondering why I wasn’t dreaming what I usually dreamt.”
“The box is helping with that.” Luna stated.
“There was something in that box?” Twilight asked.
“Of course.” Luna said as she opened a door. “Now please follow me. We’re going to visit Celestia.”
Twilight got up she blinked and suddenly everything changed around them, they were in a room that was painted a very light pink. A table was in the middle with a red and white checked table cloth on it, on the table was a banana split. Sitting on the opposite of the table was Princess Celestia and she was eating the banana split. She put a huge spoonful in her mouth as she suddenly looked up and saw Luna and Twilight looking at her. She blinked her violet eyes at them as she swallowed what she had in her mouth. “Twilight Sparkle… Little Sister? What are you two doing in my dream?”
“Princess Celestia…” Twilight said nervously. “Are you alright?”
“Sister, ye have been sick for over a year. Ye have been; forgive me for saying, of not the right mind.”
Celestia put the spoon down. “What do you mean?”
“Discord has been in charge of raising the sun for over a year and a half.” Twilight said quickly. “He and his family have been in the castle making sure that everything is kept safe and working properly while you’ve been away.”
Celestia got up. “What? Is this true, not that I am doubting you Twilight but… This is a dream and dreams can quickly turn.”
“Tis true sister. We had put Discord in charge of the day.” Luna said without apology.
Celestia smiled. “That is interesting, hmm I guess Fluttershy had tamed him down quite a bit then hadn’t she? So how did I end up being … Out of my senses for so long?”
Luna approached her. “The shadow, it was different this time, it consumed thee before we knew it had invaded thy mind. We were completely shocked that Discord and his daughter showed up as it grew in strength, we didn’t even call for help. The shadow had changed it was a different entity and it wanted not only ye, but it wanted LillyRose and Discord as well.” She stopped talking for a moment as she looked down. “It escaped after Lilly banished it… Ye became terribly ill.”
“I still cannot awaken.” Celestia suddenly said. “Are you sure LillyRose purged all of the shadow from me?”
Twilight and Luna both looked at one another and back at Celestia.
“What does thou mean?” Luna asked cautiously.
Celestia looked behind her as a shadow started to form on the wall behind her. Twilight started to back away. “Luna, we need to leave…” Luna frowned as she stepped forward.“Very unwisssseee of you to come into my domain. Celesssstia isss sstill mine…” The shadow started to take a faint shape. “You figured it out Luna… I am not the sssame ssshade that had taken you… I need Dissscord… I need hisss children… I need to…” The shadow stopped talking. “I’m not going to reveal my plansss to you!” The shadow engulfed Celestia suddenly and they both disappeared. Both Luna and Twilight were pushed out of Celestia’s dreams.
Twilight sat up in bed gasping and panting loudly. “What went wrong? I used the potion… It should have worked.” Twilight flapped her wings. “What do we do?”
Luna looked over to her as she stood up. “Twilight, my sister isn’t cured yet. We need to inform Discord. Perhaps he knows what this shadow is and why it wants him and his children.”
Paradox yawned and stretched as he put his arm around Silver but he suddenly gasped. She wasn’t there and he jumped up. “SILVER!”
“Sssssilver isn’t here. Come on Paradox, you need to come back to me… Didn’t you enjoy drowning in your dessspair?” Long shadowy tendrils rose around him and Paradox gulped.
“Go away.” Paradox closed his eyes. “Lilly saved me from you.”
“Come with me… I’ll ssshow you what they all really think of you…” The shadow grabbed Paradox’s wings and wrapped around them. “You’re a monsssster… ssshe will never marry the monssssster that dwellsss within your sssoul…”“NO! I’m not going with you! NO!” Paradox sat up in his bed and started gasping he looked around in his bedroom and saw Silver looking at him worry on her face.
“What happened Doxy?” She asked.
“Oh! Silver, you’re here… My sweet love.” Paradox put his fingers through her mane. “Don’t leave me Silver, please.”
“I’m here Dox, I won’t leave you.” She leaned against him. “I love you.”
“I love you too. Don’t leave me. I’m not really a monster, I’m not.” He gulped as he looked into her eyes.
Silver kissed his muzzle. “I know you’re not a monster. I know who I fell in love with.” She stared into his beautiful blue eyes as she kissed him. “I will forever think about how I can fly in the blue of your eyes getting lost but yet never lost because I would be a part of you forever.”
He sat up and pulled her to him. “Silver, its back, and it wants to drag me down again, I have to tell Lilly and Dad.”
“What is it?” Silver asked.
“I don’t know… but it said it needed me to fall back into despair again.” He let out a shuddering breath. “I don’t want to go back… I don’t ever want to be in that darkness again. I had nightmares that would last for days or weeks at a time. A demon would haunt me in those nightmares. I couldn’t see this demon, but he’d be there, whispering poison into my ears. At times I would think it was best if I just ended my life. I almost did a few times. I don’t want to be there again Silver. I don’t.”
“I won’t let it get you Doxy.” Silver said gently. “I’m here for you.”
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!”
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?”
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.”
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, 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.
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.”
“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.
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.
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.”
Aidoneus was grinning at Discord. “So you’ve finally decided to become one of my disciples? My war bringer?”
Aidoneus kept grinning as he stood up. “That is a shame, are you 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.”
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.”
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.”
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?”
“What? Now?” Zero started to breathe quickly. “Oh! What do we do? What should I do? Who do I call?”
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…”
Discord appeared outside Epona Calliope’s house. He looked around then walked to the door and knocked.
“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.
“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?”
Both Paradox and Silver sat outside the room as they watched Epona’s foal. Paradox was happy to be away from the noise and confusion of both his mother and sister being in labor. Twilight and Princess Luna had went in to assist with the births.
“Oh Doxy! Look at him, he’s so adorable. He’s a beautiful dark cobalt color. Look at his white muzzle too.” Silver Dash cooed as she looked at Epona’s foal. “He looks like he’s part deer look at his hooves.”
Paradox looked at the foal that Silver was holding. “Silver, I really don’t…” He smiled suddenly. “He has cute little wings! They look iridescent… Awesome.”
Silver nodded as she looked up at him. “I know. He’s adorable. You think we’ll ever have a little one?”
Paradox looked at the foal and didn’t look at Silver at the question. “I don’t know… Maybe… one day.”
Silver blinked at his answer. He didn’t sound like he wanted a foal too soon. She looked at the wings on the foal and gave a deep sigh. “Maybe?” She said softly.
He nodded. “Yeah. I think we should get married first.” He said as he pet the feathers on the foal’s wing. “I wish my feathers gave that sort of shine. Mine are plain old blue.”
“I love your blue wings.” Silver said to him.
He looked up into her silver and magenta eyes. “Thank you.” He said softly. “I love everything about you.” He reached up and placed his paw on her chin. “You have the most beautiful eyes.” He slowly leaned over towards her to give her a kiss.
The door to the room opened, making both Silver and Paradox jump.
Twilight came out of the room she was smiling. “Paradox, you are now an uncle to a beautiful girl named Rune Eclipse. She’s dark taupe with bat wings, she looks like a full pony too. Princess Luna named her.”
Paradox and Silver looked up at her. “Thanks…” Paradox mumbled.
Silver smiled at Twilight. “What about Fluttershy? Has she had her foal yet?” She rocked Epona’s foal as she talked to Twilight.
Twilight shook her head, “Not yet, but I wanted to tell you about Lilly and Zero’s foal. Lilly is now resting.”
“We’re not supposed to sleep.” Paradox said.
“It’s alright.” Twilight said. “I thought your father took care of that?”
Paradox shrugged, “I don’t know. So many things have gone on in the past few hours. I don’t know what to think any more. Thanks for telling us about the foal.”
“You’re welcome.” Twilight looked at Paradox for a moment then walked back into the room.
Silver looked at him. “Doxy? Are you alright?”
“No… Silver… I need you.” He said suddenly.
Silver’s ears went forward. “What? Now? I’m holding a foal.”
Paradox sighed, “Yes, well of course…” He looked at Silver. “I can be discrete, all the emotions that are hitting me all at once when Lilly was transferring her pain to me. I feel extremely needy… I have a lot of pent up desires right now.” He clenched his paws as he moved closer to her. “I need you so bad.” He looked at his mate. “I’m going to go stir crazy. You smell so good…” He leaned forward and nuzzled her mane and took in a deep breath. “Silver…” He sighed.
Silver sighed softly as he nuzzled her neck. “Doxy…” She looked at the foal in her arms and he was sleeping. Paradox kept nuzzling her neck and kissed her softly along her mane. His kisses were making her heat up with desire.
“I need you now.” He whispered as he started to nibble the back off her neck.
“But…” She said softly as she looked at Epona’s foal. She looked around the room and saw a large soft looking pillow nearby. “Doxy, let me get that pillow, please.”
He looked over. “No, here.” A bassinet appeared nearby. “Put him in there.”
She placed the foal in the bassinet, he flapped his wings a little bit and snuggled into the blankets. Silver smiled. “Aww.”
“Ah… I didn’t forget.” She whispered back. “What if some pony walks in?”
“No pony will walk in.” He mumbled as he kissed down her neck. “Silver please…” He put his paw between her legs.
She gasped as he boldly started to rub her sex with his fingers. She felt her legs weaken as he pushed his fingers into her and started to rub and caress. “Oh… Doxy…” She panted.
“Yes…” He said as he moved his paw away as he moved over her.
She blushed as he kissed her neck and rubbed his arousal against her folds. “I hope no pony comes in.” She whispered.
He pushed into her deeply and started to mate with her. “Mmm if they do, they’ll get a show.” He managed to say. “Ooh Silver, how do you manage to be so tight?” He groaned.
She gasped out in pleasure. “Oh. Doxy!” She shuddered as she hit orgasm quickly.
“Mmm yes.” He panted out as he increased his speed. “So tight… Ah…”
She moaned out softly as he pushed himself into her deeply. “Ohh… yes Dox. Yes.”
He bit on her neck as he pulled and pushed in again. “I’m going to fill you.” He moaned out. He pushed deeply into her and released his pent up lust into her.
She shuddered under him as she hit an orgasm as he released into her. “Ah… oh Doxy… you feel so good.”
He kept himself buried in her as he nuzzled her mane. “I told you no pony would walk in.”
The door opened without a knock and Twilight looked in. She saw Paradox and Silver in the compromising position, her eyes widened. “Oh… my! Sorry.” She quickly closed the door.
Silver blinked then started to giggle. “Twilight walked in.”
“So she did.” He replied as he pulled from her. “Good thing we were already done.”
Twilight looked at every pony in the room. “Um… I’ll tell them later.” Her cheeks were burning red.
Discord blinked at her. “Why not tell them now? Aww… did you walk in on them doing something naughty?” He went over to the door.
“Discord, don’t bother your son.” Fluttershy whispered as she held their new foal.
“Yeah dad. He had a lot of emotional backlash from my labor he probably needs the release.” LillyRose said sleepily.
“Alright, I am not sure what you mean…” He strode over to Fluttershy, she handed him their newest addition he looked at the foal and smiled. “Right little Snafu?”
Epona looked at Discord. “Seriously? You named him Snafu?”
“Yes…” He grinned. “What a better name for my foal then a confused and chaotic state of being?”
Epona shook her head. “I would like to go home now.” She went to the door.
Twilight gasped. “I… don’t think that is a good idea.”
“I have to get my foal, they aren’t doing anything I haven’t seen before. If it wasn’t obvious, I have had my fair share of mates.” She looked around the room. Discord was acting like he didn’t know what she was talking about and was whistling as he looked away. Fluttershy looked at Discord and gave small frown. Twilight was blushing and Luna was trying hard not to laugh. Lilly had fallen asleep as Zero was totally oblivious to the conversation as he held their foal. Epona opened the door to go get her foal from Silver and Paradox.
Paradox and Silver were leaning against one another and looked at Epona as she walked in. Silver was holding her foal gently. “Hi Dr. Epona.” Silver said.
“Hello Silver. Thank you for watching Cobalt Lust.” She said as she took the foal from Silver.
“His name is Cobalt Lust? What sort of name is that?” Paradox asked.
Epona laughed. “Oh this foal is special.” She nuzzled her baby. “He has an incredible talent.”
Silver blinked. “And that is?”
“You’ve already experienced it.” Epona said. “Thanks again for watching him.” She nodded as her horn glowed and she disappeared.
Paradox blinked. “We already experienced it?”
Silver laughed. “Think about it Doxy… Were you that horny before you touched his wings and feathers?”
Paradox blinked. “Uh, no.” He then blushed. “Whoa. That foal can be dangerous!”
“I believe I have figured it out.” Discord stated as he, Luna and Twilight left the room where his wife and daughter were recovering from giving birth. “We have been going about this shadow business at the wrong angle.”
“We are open to any ideas thou may present to us.” Luna said as she looked at him.
“I believe Celestia is still possessed, but not with the shadow that possessed you Luna, but she is possessed by a lesser demon.” He started to grin. “And I think I know how to lure it away.”
“What are you thinking?” Twilight asked warily.
He started to laugh more. “I’m going to offer myself to it.”
Both Luna and Twilight looked at him.
“Don’t you both start talking me out of it at once. The outpouring of your concern is overwhelming.” He said sarcastically as he made a face.
Luna looked at him directly. “We do not think it is wise for thou to do this. Thou is quite powerful; we would hate to have to punish thou for something ye cannot help.”
Discord looked at her in surprise. “I think I can overpower this lesser demon, but I’ll need your help Luna. Same with you Twilight.”
“Me?” Twilight asked. “Why me?”
“You see, this lesser demon I believe is working for my brother. My brother is a stronger demon in Tartarus and cannot leave that realm without Aidoneus’ permission but is sending this demon to torment my family and initially… the main possession of Celestia was to lure me and my children out to be possessed as well. It didn’t know that LillyRose was as strong as she is.” He looked at Twilight. “You are going to disguise yourself as Lilly in a way to lure this demon out.”
“I don’t know about this Discord.” Twilight said as she swallowed hard.
“We will have to face this demon in the dream realm. In Celestia’s dreams.” Luna said. “We suggest we do it immediately.”
“Yes, I want to do it before Fluttershy finds out.” He suddenly stopped as he looked back at the room where his wife and daughter were resting.
Twilight saw his look of concern. “Are you sure you want to do this? If you are possessed…”
He leaned over to her and placed his finger on her chin. “That is why I am having you and Luna help me. You both have the power to restrain me.”
Twilight started to blush and she pulled away from him. “If you think so.” She still felt uncomfortable with how he made her feel and her image of him in restraints made her feel weird and uncomfortable.
Luna turned. “Twilight, ye must go to bed, as we explained before, thou has to be asleep before ye can enter the dreams of others.” All three of them went down the hall towards Celestia’s bedroom.
Luna nodded. “Yes, very misleading.” She pointed to another bed. “Twilight we shall try this again like earlier.”
“But what about the box?” Twilight said as she looked more at Discord than at Luna.
“The magic had already been spent.” Luna said. “Thou will have to make due.”
Twilight gulped. “Alright.” She went over to the bed crawled in it and settled down under the blankets.
Discord turned to Luna. “Promise me that if I am possessed and unable to be controlled, you tell Fluttershy and my family that I love them very much.”
Luna smiled. “Ye can tell them after this is done.” Both of them waited until Twilight was asleep. When she was, Luna blinked as her eyes glowed like the moon. Discord hesitantly reached out and touched Celestia’s temple.
Blinking his eyes Discord was standing in a hallway of dream doors. One door opened and Luna walked out. “Greetings Element of Chaos. First we shall find Twilight.”“Sure thing Luna.” Discord replied as he looked at the doors.
Luna walked along the hallway leading him towards one door. She placed a hoof on it then looked back at him. “Please do not judge Twilight on this dream she is having a very difficult time adjusting. The wisp from the Spring of Eternity has planted a thought in her that she cannot shake.”
He grinned. “She had told me about some of the things she had dreamt.”
Luna opened the door after nodding. “Now thou will see.”
They both walked in a room that was lit in mint green light. A bed was in the middle of the room and there was a figure tied to it with leather restraints and some chains. Twilight was standing on the bed over the restrained figure.
“Very interesting.” Discord said as his eyebrow went up.
Twilight gasped as she turned around and saw Luna and Discord. “Oh, um I can explain…” The figure on the bed was Twilight’s image of Discord restrained. Her cheeks were bright red as she looked at the real Discord.
Discord had a smirk on his face as he looked at her. “You think I’d actually allow you to do that to me?” He asked finally.
He made the restraints disappear. “Don’t worry Twilight, I’m just teasing you.”
Luna paused at another door. “We are there. Thou prepared?”
Discord took in a deep breath. Twilight formed her LillyRose disguise as Luna opened the door.
Celestia was sitting at a table with a darkened figure. She had a gag in her mouth and she looked at them with fear in her eyes. When she saw LillyRose and Discord she started to shake her head fast as tears formed in her eyes.
The shadowy figure stood up. “Well, thissss issss not what I expected. Luna you have decided to give me sssomething that I had desssired? How generoussss.”
Discord stepped forward. “It was my idea. I decided to join you. Only if you release Princess Celestia.”
“Excellent.” The shadow slowly approached Discord. “What of your daughter here?” It turned to look at Twilight disguised as Lilly.
Discord shook his head. “You don’t want her. She no longer carries the foal you wish to corrupt.”
The figure started to melt a bit turning into a mist and started to slowly wrap around Discord’s legs. “So be it then. Celestia will no longer be possessed by me, I shall take you over. Then after, I’ll convince the rest of your family to join me.”
Discord grit his teeth as the shadow started to run up around his body. He looked over at Celestia as Luna and Twilight, still looking like Lilly, untied her. They both moved as fast as they could, getting Celestia away from the shadow’s influence.
Celestia watched him being taken over. “Don’t let it take you…” She said suddenly as she shrugged out of Luna’s grasp.
“Keep back Tia… it’s the only way…” Discord muttered as the shadow twisted around his waist. “I want you to be safe. Go Celestia. Save yourself…”
Outside the dream.
Celestia awoke and she looked around her room in a panic. Twilight was snuggled in a bed and she saw Luna sitting in her trance-like state when she enters dreams. Right next to Luna was Discord who was twitching oddly.
Celestia started to get up from her bed to go over to her sister and Discord. She fell out of the bed and onto the floor, her legs were so weak. She winced because she had also twisted one of her wings.
“Discord… Luna… Don’t let it…” she crawled to them. “No… I’d rather be possessed than let it have chaotic magic…” She reached out to them and Discord’s eyes opened.
“Tia?” He looked at her. “Look at you, you’re awake. Long time no see.”
She looked up at him with wide eyes. “Discord? Are you alright?”
He stretched his wings out. “Never better. Now you shouldn’t be on the floor like that.” He stood up and carefully picked her up and walked her back to her bed. “Little steps, you’ve been comatose for a long time. You need to gradually exercise.” He looked at her hurt wing and magically wrapped it in bandages.
Luna awoke from her trance blinking several times and looked over at Discord tucking Princess Celestia in bed. “Thou accomplished it!” She said as she spread her wings and quickly went over to them. “Sister! We are so happy ye is back!” She hugged Celestia and hugged Discord to his surprise.
Twilight sat up in bed. “Did it work?”
“No.” Discord snickered as he looked at her. “The plan failed and Luna is hugging me…”
She looked at him and then saw Celestia awake and coherent. She got out of bed and flew over to them. “Princess Celestia, I’m so happy you’re awake. I was so worried…” she hugged her mentor tightly.
Celestia was shocked by the hug from Luna and Twilight. She looked at Discord. “How did? What happened? Before I awoke you were being taken over…”
“You only thought I was being taken over. I wasn’t really.” He started to laugh. “The demon made a mistake by trusting its eyes.”
“It tried to take me.” Twilight stated. “I was disguised as Discord… when it took me over I was able to defeat it and send it back to Tartarus.”
“Yes, I was actually disguised as LillyRose.” Discord snickered.
Celestia gave him a tight hug to his surprise. “Thank you.” She looked up at him.
“Hey, no big deal. Sorry it took so long to figure it out.” He said as he gave her a gentle hug back. “You need to take it easy though. You twisted your wing and have a bruise on your neck from falling out of the bed.” He stepped away from the three Princesses.
“Yes. We are so glad thou is feeling better.” Luna sniffled. “We shall help in the recovery process.”
“I need to check on Fluttershy and the baby.” Discord said as he started to gradually leave the room.
“A baby?” Celestia asked. “How long was I out?”
“I need to talk with you Discord.” Twilight stated as she left Celestia’s side to walk out of the room with Discord. Luna started to explain to Celestia all the things that transpired while she was comatose.
“What is it Twilight?” He asked as he looked at her.
Twilight hugged him suddenly. His ears went up in shock then he gently hugged her back. “Thank you.” She said softly. “I am so happy that you came up with that plan. I wouldn’t have ever thought of it.”
He shrugged as he let her go from the hug and he leaned over to look into her eyes. “I couldn’t have done it without you.”
She smiled with a blush and she kissed him on his lips. He blinked as his ears went up in shock. He didn’t kiss back but stared at her. She felt her cheeks burning with a blush. “Thanks again.” She whispered timidly and looked away.
He stood up slowly and licked his lips. “You’re welcome…” He quickly turned around, glanced at her again before snapping his fingers to disappear.
The kitchen of Sugar Cube Corner Sprinkle Icing came bouncing into the room. “Mom! Mmmoooommmmmm!!!!!!!”
Pinkie blinked at her daughter as she placed a cake on the counter to cool. “Sprinkle!? What!? What is it? Did Timmy fall down the well? What is it girl? Speak!”
Sprinkle Icing stopped and looked at her mother curiously. “What?”
Pinkie started to giggle and snorted. “Nothing. Tell me what is going on.”
“Guess what? You will never guess in a thousand trillion years!” Sprinkle gasped out loudly.
“Silver Dash asked you to be her maid of honor in her wedding.” Pinkie Pie guessed.
“No! Umm… Yes… Mom… How did you know that?” Sprinkle still didn’t know how her mother had the strange ability to predict and guess things accurately.
“Pinkie sense. I told you that a million times. Sheesh Sprinkle, you’d think you would’ve learned by now.” Pinkie Pie started to mix up some icing. “When is the wedding?”
Sprinkle sat down and put her chin on the counter as she watched her mother mix the icing up. “Why don’t you guess that too?”
Pinkie Pie stared at her daughter. “I’m not a psychic.”
Her daughter groaned and sank down to the floor. “Oh sometimes I wonder if I was adopted.”
“Don’t be silly.” Pinkie said. “Just because your dad decided that he wanted to go back north to seek out some new type of crystal and leave me here to raise you by myself… doesn’t mean you’re adopted.” She walked over to her daughter and sat down next to her. “I am happy you get to be part of the wedding. That means I get to help with the reception and make the wedding cake!”
Sprinkle smiled at her mother. “You can see the bright side of everything.”
Pinkie nodded and gave her daughter a hug. “Smiling helps. Is Crispin going to be in the wedding too?”
Sprinkle Icing leaned against her mom. “I’m not sure yet. Paradox hasn’t asked any pony to be his best pony. I hope it is Crispin.”
“Sprinkle… why didn’t you tell me that you liked him? I’m good at keeping secrets.” Pinkie Pie smiled.
Sprinkle smiled and looked away. “I only thought he liked me because I made cookies.”
Pinkie looked at her. “You are more than cookies to that stallion.” She beeped her on the muzzle. “Now come on Sprinkle, help me put icing on the cake. Then we’ll talk about the wedding and what sort of party we can throw for the bride.”
Silver Dash paced back and forth nervously; her beautiful white dress made a soft shuffling noise as she did so. Her maid of honor; Sprinkle Icing watched her with concern. “Silver, it’ll be alright… what can go wrong?”
“I know. I know, but this is a big thing. I’m marrying Paradox. What will our future be like?” She stopped pacing and looked in her mirror. “Oh, my veil is crooked, this is going to be a disaster.”
Sprinkle Icing grinned as she fixed Silver’s veil. “It’s alright, you’re just nervous.”
“How’s everything going in here?” Rainbow Dash asked as she walked into the room, she spotted her daughter and started to cry. “Oh! My little girl… she’s so grown up.”
“Mom you’re going to make me start crying.” Silver sniffled at seeing her mom.
“This wedding is perfect… everything will be alright.” Sprinkle Icing continued. “Who’ll give the bride away again?” She asked as she placed a new bobby pin in Silver’s mane.
Rainbow Dash had paused. “I was, but I’m going to start bawling if I do it.” As she said that, her eyes welled up with tears.
“Too bad you don’t know your father; that would have been his job.” Sprinkle Icing muttered as she grabbed a tissue for Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Dash sniffled and looked at her daughter with her eyes wide and innocent. “I wouldn’t say that she doesn’t know her father… I know who he is.”
Silver looked at her mom in surprise. “You know who dad is? How come you never told me? How come he doesn’t want to know me?”“He knows you, he loves you a lot. I never told you because I wanted to raise you on my own.” Rainbow looked on the ground. “I’m sorry.”
“Mom, why would you keep that a secret from me?”
“You never asked.” she answered.
Silver blinked. “I’m asking now. Who is he?”
Paradox stood looking at himself in the mirror. “I wonder what Silver is doing?” He adjusted his tie and looked at himself sideways.
Crispin laughed. “Probably pacing back and forth being nervous. Yer taking this rather calm.”
There was a knock on the door. Both Paradox and Crispin looked at it. “Come in.” Crispin spoke up.
Spike poked his head in. “Hey guys, have any of you seen Big Mac?”
“My uncle? Why?” Crispin asked.
Spike shrugged. “Um… no reason.”
Paradox suddenly snapped his fingers and Spike was dragged into the room. “Why?”
Spike’s eyes widened. “You know I’m older than you Paradox. You can’t force me to talk.”
“True, but I need to know why you are asking for Big Mac?” He asked as he placed his paw on one of Spike’s small wings.
“Don’t hurt me. My wings are sensitive.” Spike whimpered. “I’ll tell you what I know!”
(Note: Spike in this story developed wings later on. He’s older and more mature in these stories. Although… Paradox is taller than Spike. He is no longer a baby dragon.)
Twilight Sparkle was looking at the main ballroom, it was decorated immaculately. She glanced over and saw Princess Luna in her ceremonial dress and she was telling the guards where to stand.
Twilight rearranged the chairs again. Making sure they were organized precisely where they should be. She saw the doors open and Pinkie Pie bounced in, followed by Apple Jack and Rarity. Twilight waved them over to her.
“Darling this place looks absolutely divine.” Rarity beamed.
Apple Jack was last to join them because she was talking to Apple Bloom and Big Mac and telling them where she was going to be sitting. She walked to Twilight and her other friends. “Crispin being part of the ceremony makes me feel so proud.” She said.
“About as exciting as Sprinkle Icing being the maid of honor.” Pinkie giggled. “It’s almost as if she’s the one getting married.”
“Actually, AJ, I’m glad that your brother is here.” Twilight spoke up.
Apple Jack blinked. “Huh? Why’s that?”
“He needs to be a part of the ceremony.” Twilight stated. “Go get him we have a tuxedo to put him in.”
“Yer gonna have to explain this to me later Twi.” AJ muttered as she went over to her brother.
Twilight nodded. “Yes.” She waved to a guard. The guard approached. “Take Big Macintosh to the changing rooms. Follow the guard Mac. We need you to give the bride away. Rainbow Dash is way too emotional to do it.”
“Um, yeah but why me?” He asked.
“Silver Dash is requested you.” Twilight stated. “That is all I know.”
He gulped as he followed the guard.
“In here sir.” The guard opened a door and Big Mac walked in and stopped short when he saw Crispin and Paradox looking at him.
“Howdy.” He said and quickly went to where the tuxedos were.
Paradox followed him without saying anything as he scowled.
Crispin just smiled. “Howdy uncle. Whatcha doing?”
“It seems the bride wants me to give her away.” He looked over at Paradox.
“Interesting.” Paradox mumbled as he rubbed his chin. “Why would she want you? When she could have asked my dad? Since he’s been like a father to her, since she doesn’t really know her ‘real’ father.”
Mac put on the vest and looked at Paradox. “Are ya angry at me? If ya are I’d like to know.”
Crispin looked confused. “Uncle Mac? Why did ya keep it a secret?”
“Apple Bloom knew.” Big Mac answered.
Paradox growled as he put his paws up in frustration. “Yes and that makes everything all better! His younger sister knew…” He turned and walked into the other room while mumbling to himself.“So, I’m guessing that he’s mad at me?”
Crispin laughed. “Nah, he’s not. He’s just making a scene. His pa is the same.”
Discord suddenly appeared. “Big Mac! I knew you were her father! I won the bet!” There was a sudden shower of bits falling from the ceiling down on them. “It was the family resemblance right on those cute cheeks.” He pinched Big Mac’s cheeks.
Big Mac swallowed hard as he backed away from Discord. “Ya knew I was Silver’s father? How?”
Discord laughed. “I’m not as clueless as some of the ponies here in Ponyville. I knew as soon as Rainbow Dash was showing.”
“Then ya’d know who my pa is?” Crispin asked suddenly.
Discord blinked at Crispin. “I do, but it is not my place to inform you.”
Paradox looked in. “Dad! What are you doing?”
Discord put his arm around Big Mac. “Talking to my good friend Mac! Look at him, he’s gonna be facing his biggest challenge, his daughter. I’m lending him my support. Just be yourself big guy.” He ruffled Mac’s mane and let him go. “Get ready, I hate to have this wedding be delayed for too long.”
Paradox rolled his eyes and left the room again. “I’m already ready Dad! It’s the deadbeat that needs to get ready.”
“Hey now!” Big Mac yelled.
“Tut! It’s ok Mac… Dox doesn’t know the whole story.” Discord patted Big Mac on his back. “Just get ready and everything will turn out for the best.” He snapped his fingers and disappeared.
Fluttershy had her grandchildren in a baby carriage. She looked in on them and smiled. She then adjusted the baby sling on her chest with her own infant. All were sleeping. Trouble was the most difficult to get to sleep being that he was the oldest of the three. Silver Dash wanted LillyRose and Grace to be her bride matrons. Paradox wanted Zero and Flight Strike as his ushers. So Fluttershy volunteered to watch the foals.Twilight trotted over to Fluttershy. “Do you need any help?” she whispered.
“No, right now I’m fine. They are all asleep I’m hoping they stay asleep until after the ceremony.” she whispered back. “The place looks very beautiful. I’d have my birds sing for the wedding but I have my hooves full. Plus I don’t think Paradox likes birds singing.”
Twilight laughed lightly. “Anything you do for your son, he’d love.”
“Thank you Twilight.” Fluttershy whispered as she rolled the stroller back and forth.
“I’ll send over Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo to help you with the foals.” Twilight stated.
“Oh, you don’t have to do that.” Fluttershy blushed.
“Fluttershy, your son is getting married, I think you need to do more than foal sit.” She whispered.
The organ started to play rather spooky music every pony looked over to see Discord playing it dressed in a long cape and wearing a half mask. He stopped playing for a moment and hissed. “Don’t look at me! I’m hideous!” He then started to laugh as he disappeared letting the original organ player take a seat and start playing more appropriate music for the wedding.
Discord appeared in front of Fluttershy. “Hey sweetness? Looks like you have your hooves full of cute foals. Let me hold ours for you.”
She gave him the foal from the sling. “He’s asleep.” She whispered.
Discord smiled at the foal as he cradled him. “Little Snafu. Are you gonna behave while your big brother gets married?”
“Don’t wake him up.” Fluttershy warned him as she looked in on Trouble and Rune Eclipse. Rune Eclipse was snuggled up against her cousin Trouble.
Scootaloo, Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle walked up to them. “Twilight sent us over here to help ya.” Apple Bloom said.
“Hmm. Hello.” Discord said to the three mares. “Yes, my wife would like to have a little help with foal sitting.”
“We all helped AJ raise Crispin.” Apple Bloom announced, “And Scootaloo did foal sitting for Rainbow Dash a couple times.”
Sweetie Belle shuffled her hooves. “I helped them. I’m good at singing lullabies to foals.”
Fluttershy smiled. “Hopefully you wouldn’t have to do much. Trouble and Rune are sleeping and Discord is holding Snafu. I am just hoping they rest until after the ceremony.”
Paradox was breathing heavily. “I don’t know if I can do this.” He said as he walked to his spot on the dais.
“Yer fine.” Crispin spoke up. “She’s probably as nervous as ya are.”
“We cannot base our life on what ifs. It’s best we dive right into it and hope for the best. Embrace a little bit of chaos along the way.” Discord said as he walked up to his son. “Don’t worry Dox, you’ll do as well as I did.”
“As well as you?” He asked.
“Oh yes. All this…” Then something appeared in his paw, he opened it and started to eat crispy fried potatoes. “And a bag of chips.”
“Dad…” Paradox sighed and shook his head as Crispin looked shocked.
“I got your mind off of the wedding temporarily.” Discord said as he walked back to Fluttershy.
“I gots to go and walk the maid of honor in. Yer gonna be alright Dox?” Crispin asked.
With wide eyes Paradox nodded.
“Remember to breathe.” Discord said.
“Discord, leave your son alone he’s fine.” Fluttershy whispered.
Nearby three mares were watching the foals sleep, helping Fluttershy.
Silver Dash swallowed hard as she looked at Big Mac, her father. She remembered always visiting Sweet Apple Acres with her mother and playing with Crispin and being watched by Apple Bloom. She had been held a few times by Big Mac and she remembered him giving her a kiss or two on her forehead. She remembered that he’d smile at her whenever she accomplished something. “Hello um, Dad.” She whispered to him.
“Silver.” He didn’t really know what to say to his daughter, he never really held any long conversations with any pony except for Rainbow Dash when they were alone. He felt nervous and he looked down at his hooves. “I’m sorry.”
Silver smiled. “Why are you sorry? Mom told me everything, it was ultimately her decision, not yours.”
“I wanted ta marry yer Ma, I asked her many times. She kept turning me down saying she didn’t need a stallion in her life.” He blurted out. “I love yer ma, but she don’t really love me back. I love ya too. Look at ya on yer wedding day. Beautiful and happy. I got to hold ya, after ya was born. Ya looked so small and helpless and I didn’t want to let ya go.” His eyes teared up. “I love ya Silver. I’m happy ta walk ya down the aisle and show every pony that I’m yer pa, and proud of ya.”
“I’m proud to call you my Dad.” She kissed Mac on his cheek. “I love you Dad.”
“We can do this.” He said as he moved up beside her. “Are ya ready ta be married to the pony of yer dreams?”
“He’s a draconequus Dad.”
Big Mac nodded. “Eeyup, I guess he is then.” His ears perked up when the music started in the throne room. “So Silver are ya ready?”
She started to breathe heavy. “Yes, I can… do this. I can. Oh! I can’t! I’m scared.” She suddenly hugged Big Mac tightly.
Mac blinked and rubbed her back. “It’s alright Silver ya don’t have ta. It’s up to ya’ll.”
She moved away from him and blinked. “Are you kidding? I love Doxy, I can get married.” She righted herself and swallowed hard. “Ready Dad?”
Big Mac sighed. “Eeyup.”
The bride’s maid Sprinkle Icing and the best stallion Crispin walked up and looked at Big Mac and Silver before entering the throne room. “Ya look gorgeous.” Crispin said. “Wow.”
She smiled shyly. “Thank you.”
LillyRose and Zero walked up next. “You look beautiful.” Lilly complimented. Zero nodded.
Scarlet Grace and her husband came up. “Whoa, hot.” Flight Strike said and got nudged by Scarlet Grace. “You look great.” He grinned.
“Beautiful as always Silver.” Scarlet Grace said. “So happy you’re going to be part of the family.”
They all entered the throne room. Silver and Big Mac waited for their cue.
Celestia was sitting next to Twilight, she had a bandages around her wings but she was awake and smiling. “Are you sure that Luna can do this ceremony?”
“You’re recovering from being in a deep coma I think your sister can handle this.” Twilight stated. “I am so glad you’re back though. I missed you.”
“I am glad you and the others never gave up on me.” She whispered. “From what I see even Discord was able to keep himself under control.”
Twilight laughed. “I think you have Fluttershy to thank for that. Every time he got too rambunctious she stepped in and told him what she thought.”
Celestia started to laugh. “Oh, I should allow him to take over more often.”
Twilight gasped. “You’re not serious are you?”
Celestia started to giggle. “Of course I am. I love the way Discord stirs things up.”
Twilight blinked at her. “Um… you do?”
“Yes. I’m glad he and his children are here and even better that they have helped me recover. I still don’t think I’ll be ready until another month.”
Paradox stood and switched from one hoof to the other. He leaned on the cane his father gave him as he watched his friend Crispin walk down the aisle with Sprinkle Icing then took the spot next to Paradox.
“She looks beautiful.” Crispin whispered to Paradox.
“Hrrgah.” Was all Paradox could say as he swallowed hard.
The other two joined them up on the dais. Paradox was starting to shake like a leaf.
“It’ll be alright.” Zero whispered to him. “Breathe.”
The music changed and Paradox stood up straight. Every pony stood up and turned to look at the doors.
“Omygosh! Omygosh! Omygosh!” Silver started to say in quick succession. “I’m freaking out.”
“Calm down.” Mac said. “Remember yer not alone.”
She took in a deep breath. “Okay, I can do this.”
Mac opened the doors and they both started down the aisle.
“Gorgeous…” Paradox sighed as he stared at her. His legs felt weak and he swore his heart just skipped several beats.
In the front row a pony had started to sob and cry.
Silver heard ponies gasp at her beauty, some were mumbling about Big Mac and she smiled. Her dad was always popular with the mares but they never knew why he stayed a bachelor. Silver now knew why and she was okay with it. She looked up at the dais and saw Luna standing and waiting. She glanced at her friends Lilly, Sprinkle and Scarlet Grace and smiled. She then looked at Paradox and blushed despite herself. He looked so handsome and so nervous.
‘Silver is so beautiful why would she even want me? Oh she’s right next to me looking at me, oh I’m so scared, and I’m going to start freaking out. I’m going to…’ the thoughts ran through Paradox’s mind quickly.
Luna spread out her wings and smiled. “We are gathered here to unite two souls. Who is giving this lovely bride away?”
“I am.” Big Mac answered. He looked at Paradox. “Ya take care of her.” Paradox nodded.
There was a loud bawling from the front row of the seating. Every pony looked and saw Rainbow Dash bawling while Rarity pat her on the back. “Darling you’re making a scene.”
“My little girl!” Rainbow Dash cried. “She is so beautiful! Waaah!”
Silver grinned then whispered. “Mom… geez.”
“Okay, I’m okay.” Rainbow Dash muttered as she sniffled and Big Mac went to sit down next to her. She leaned on him and started to sniffle again. “Mac! Our daughter’s getting married!” She started crying again as she hugged him.
He patted Rainbow Dash. “Eeyup. Calm down Dash.”
Apple Jack leaned forward because she was sitting behind them. “How come ya’ll kept this a secret from me?” She whispered.
“You never asked.” Rainbow Dash whispered in between sobs.
“Ahem.” Luna continued. “These two lovely young souls are committed to be wed this lovely evening, Young Lord Paradox and Young Lieutenant Silver Dash.” She smiled at both of them. “If there is a pony who thinks these two should not be wed thou shall speak now, or be forever silent.”
Discord sat up and looked at the audience menacingly. No pony said anything.
Silver was looking at Paradox and he was looking at her. She saw him shaking slightly but he stared at her intently with his deep azure eyes. She was marrying him, she’ll wake up next to him, hug him and kiss him daily. She loved him so much.
Paradox was shaking so much. He shook his paws a bit because he felt sweaty in between his pads. He looked at her as she stood there and saw her eyes, she was looking into his. Her eyes beautiful pools of silver and magenta. He wanted to kiss her, he needed to kiss her.
Luna smiled and looked at Paradox. “Do thou Paradox take Silver to be your wife?”
Paradox blinked when he realized that Luna was talking to him. “Huh?”
Luna tried not to giggle. “Do thou take Silver to be your wife?”
“Oh! Gods yes! How can I not? She’s smoking hot!” He said.
Luna’s eyes widened. “Hmm, well then ye said yes.” She looked at Silver Dash. “Do thou take Paradox to be your husband?”
Silver blushed as she nodded. “Yes. I do.”
“The rings?” Luna said.
Crispin handed Paradox the ring, and Sprinkle Icing gave Silver a ring.
“The exchanging of rings to bind the souls together, to symbolize their bond. The circle is to represent the eternal love they have for one another. These two souls have consented to the arrangements of the ceremony we give all in attendance; Mr. and Mrs. Paradox. Mare and Draconequus. Ye can kiss thou’s wife.” Luna stepped back.
Paradox pulled Silver to him and kissed her deeply.Silver melted into his kiss as he pulled her close to him. It was as if they were the only two in the room. She didn’t hear the noise of ponies cheering all she cared about was he was now her husband. When they stopped kissing he just looked into her eyes and smiled. “I love you.”
“I love you too.” She whispered back as she blushed. “My Doxy.”
He leaned up to her ear. “I cannot begin to tell you how pent up I am. Gods…”
She blushed. “Oh my goodness Doxy. We still have to go to the ballroom for the reception.”
He grinned at her. “Hmm, I know.”
The wedding procession started to file out of the throne room and Paradox was becoming anxious. He glanced at his father.
Discord smiled at his son. He made a motion with his paw and claw as if he was lifting something and he jogged in place. Paradox blinked. Discord sighed; he disappeared and then reappeared on Paradox’s shoulder dressed as an angel and in a miniature size. “Pick up your wife and run for it.” He said.
“What? Why?” Paradox asked.
“Dox, do I need to draw you a picture?” He asked as he pointed at Silver Dash. “Pick up your wife and disappear then show up in the ballroom later.”
“Oh… OH!” He grinned as he picked Silver up. Discord disappeared from his shoulder.
“Doxy! What’re you doing?” Silver giggled.
“I’m taking you.” He said as they disappeared and then reappeared at his old bedroom. His bed was made as he walked her over to it and set her down on it.
“Taking me?” She asked him.
“Oh yes. You’re my wife.” He whispered to her. “I just want to… start the honeymoon early.”
She smiled at him. “Doxy, I’m in my wedding dress, I don’t want to ruin it.”
“I’ll be careful. I…” He looked at the dress and tilted his head. “How do I get it off of you?”
She started to giggle. “After we go to the reception I’ll take it off for you.”
“Aww, Silver, you’re teasing me.” He muttered. “I want you bad.”
“Believe me Doxy, I want you too, but it’s not good to avoid your own party. I’ll make it up to you.” She motioned him over to her.
He got closer to her. “Yes?”
She took her hoof and pulled his tuxedo pants down to reveal his arousal. “Oh, is that for me?” She asked.
Paradox nodded as he looked down at her. “Yes. Silver, I ache just to be in you. Oh gods…” He moaned out when she rubbed her hot tongue on his tip.
Silver opened her mouth more as she rubbed her tongue slowly over his tip and then down his shaft, she kissed him softly then took him gently into her mouth.
She looked up at him as she sucked him into her mouth and pulled back letting him push into her mouth again. Her tongue caressed rubbing over and around his shaft as she slowly pulled back sliding him out and slowly sucked him back in.
He was panting with pleasure as she worked her mouth over him. Every sensation of her tongue causing a shock of pleasure through his body. “Oh, I’m going to burst.” He moaned out and looked down at her.
She opened her mouth as she licked his tip again rubbing her tongue around his head and over the ridge of the tip she lapped up the precum and closed her mouth around him again.
“Uhh… Silver your mouth… ah.” He shuddered all over. Every nerve in his body was ultra-sensitive and he jolted when she took him deeply into her throat and ran her tongue along the bottom of him as she pulled back. She started to move her mouth as to stimulate him thrusting into her. He knew the pattern and started to push and pull on his own as his orgasm built up.
She let him take over but she continued to move her tongue around and against him, letting him push into her deep as she felt him swell, she relaxed her throat as he panted and moved faster.
Paradox placed his paw on her head. “Oh… uhh… ffff… Silver!” He growled as he pushed deeply into her muzzle and released his pent up desires.
Silver started to swallow his heated desires tasting him as he emptied into her mouth and down her throat. When he was done she pulled back still swallowing him and slowly cleaning his member with her tongue. “Do you feel less pent up?” She asked him as she licked her lips.
“Oh yes…” He moaned as he looked at his beautiful bride. “I think I can cope until later.”
“Where is the bride and groom?” Pinkie and Sprinkle said in unison. Both mother and daughter were pacing opposite one another as they waited.
“Don’t worry so much.” Fluttershy said as she held Snafu and watched Pinkie and Sprinkle pace. “They know about the reception. They’ll be here.”
Twilight helped Celestia walk into the ballroom. “Just sit here Princess, I’ll be right back with some tea for you.”
Luna walked over to her sister. “How are thee?”
Celestia looked at her sister. “I could be better. I shouldn’t have let you and Twilight talk me into coming to the wedding. I’m exhausted by just sitting up.”
“’Tis was best ye had been here. The ponies respect thee and seeing thee has made them less frightened on the future of the kingdom.” Luna stated as she sat with her sister. “Discord has been a good replacement until thou returns. There was never a doubt that ye would return.”
“There wasn’t? Twilight told me that she thought she’d almost lost me.” Celestia said.
“Twilight is very excitable sister. Is one of the reasons why we didn’t choose her for thou’s replacement.” Luna said calmly. “In a few more years, she may be a better choice.”
Celestia nodded as she looked at Twilight as she came back to the table. “I agree with you Luna.”
Paradox was holding Silver as they appeared just outside the ballroom. The guards looked at them and then they saluted them. “Lord Paradox, Lieutenant Silver Dash.”
Silver started to giggle as Paradox set her down. “At ease, geez guys this is my wedding day, relax a little bit.”
“We cannot sir, you and Paradox’s safety is paramount to anything else.” One guard said.
“You have permission to go eat cake.” Silver smiled.
Paradox was snickering. “They called you sir.”
She shook her head. “They’re not used to me yet. Next one calls me sir I’ll box their ears. She looked at the one that called her a sir.”
The one that called Silver “sir” gulped. “Sorry ma’am.”
“Is any pony going to announce us or?” Paradox asked.
The other guard’s eyes widened. “Oh yes!” He opened the door and went in.
Paradox looked at Silver and smiled. He was already starting to get excited again and bit his lower lip.
“Mr. and Mrs. Paradox.” A pony announced inside.
Silver started to walk in, but Paradox picked her up and carried her in. “I love to carry you.”
The ballroom was full of cheers and congratulations as they both went to the table. Paradox put her on the floor and pulled the chair out for her. She graciously sat down and smiled as he sat next to her.
“Oh my! I thought you’d forgotten to come here and ditched us!” Sprinkle fretted over Silver.
“I wanted to.” Paradox said. “Silver wouldn’t let me.”
Sprinkle gasped. “Ah, Dox! That would’ve been terribly mean.”
He grinned. “Yeah. I know.” He was fidgeting in his seat and leaned over to Silver and whispered in her ear.
Silver’s eyes widened as her face turned red. “Doxy…”
He grinned as he got the reaction he wanted. “Heh.”
Fluttershy walked over. “Paradox.”
He sat up and smiled. “Hi mom.”
“What took you and Silver so long to get here? The castle isn’t that big.” She asked as she held Snafu.
“I know, but just following some advice dad gave me.” He replied.
Fluttershy frowned. “Oh, well I’ll have to give him a stern talking to.”
Paradox reached out. “Let me hold my brother.”
She smiled as she passed Snafu over to Paradox. “He’s wide awake now, but being quiet.”
“Hey bro. Sup?” Paradox said as he held his brother. He didn’t notice Silver looking at him as he held the foal.
“Doxy, you’d make a good daddy.” Silver blushed.
Paradox looked up. “Um… nope. Just a good older brother.” He gave his brother a kiss and held him up to show him to Silver. “That is your sister in law. She’s my wife. She’s super sexy hot.”
The foal giggled and blinked at Silver. Silver smiled as she reached out and took Snafu from Paradox. “Hey little brother.” She gave him a little kiss on the muzzle. She then handed the foal back to Fluttershy. “Back to mommy.”
Fluttershy smiled to herself as she took Snafu back. She wanted to put the thought in one of their heads to having a baby. Discord appeared next to her. “What are you doing?”
She giggled at him. “Nothing.”
Discord shook his head. “Fluttershy, we already have grandchildren…”
“I know but…” She whispered.
Discord sighed at his wife. “Run along.” He patted her flank she giggled as she carried Snafu back to her seat.
Discord sighed as he watched her. “We have enough grandchildren…” He muttered then looked at Paradox and Silver. “Right?”
Paradox was nodding fast. Silver just looked at her father in law with big eyes. “I… um… guess so?”
“Of course. Today is my day. I got to marry you and that makes me the happiest mare in the world. You’re my dream come true.” She was tearing up as she said it.
He watched as his bride was crying he didn’t know what to do. “Silver, um… don’t cry. D-Did I do something wrong?”
She wiped her tears. “No, I’m just so happy!” She started to bawl and every pony stopped and looked at them.
Rainbow Dash flew over to the table faster than any pony else. “Paradox! What did you do to Silver?”
Paradox put his paws up. “I didn’t do it! Don’t make me fly laps.” He gasped.
The little cottage over-looked Bright Eye Lake. It was perfectly maintained and the unicorn pony that tended it walked up to it and knocked. There was no answer, he didn’t expect one but it was always safe to check first. Especially since the draconequus had paid him a fair amount of bits to rent the cottage out for a week.
He was checking the food stores, making sure it was well stocked as per agreement. He also made sure everything looked clean and organized. He looked at the bed, it was put together properly clean sheets, soft pillows. He nodded as everything looked put together. He remembered the conversation.
“I need you to make sure it looks perfect. This is for my son and he needs everything right for his honeymoon.” Discord said as he looked at the cottage.
“It will be done sir. When should I be expecting your son and his new bride?” He asked.
“He gets married in a week.” Discord muttered as he inspected the door. “He will be arriving by magic, and probably in the late evening. The food should be well stocked, plenty of water available and a lot of privacy.”
“I’ll have everything ready sir.” The unicorn pony answered as Discord gave him a bag of bits.
Discord nodded, “Very good. Do not disturb them when they get here.”
“I will not. Here is the key.”
The unicorn pony walked away from the cottage after making sure it looked perfect. He probably won’t be back until after the week had passed to clean up.
Paradox had Silver in his arms. She was snuggled up against him as he approached the cottage that his father had rented for them. “Silver look at this place.”
Silver looked up and gasped. “Oh it’s like a little fairy tale cottage. How romantic.”
Paradox suddenly smiled. “You’re my little red riding hood; I’ll be your big bad wolf.”
She blushed as she giggled. “Doxy, oh my goodness.”
He growled softly as he kissed her. The key to the cottage appeared and unlocked the door. The door opened and he walked into the cottage still carrying his bride. The door closed magically. “Mmm Silver.” He pulled from the kiss. “Let’s have fun.”
She giggled as she looked at him. “You know, I have to take the wedding dress off first.”
“Yes, the puzzle dress.” He said as he let her down.
“Doxy, it’s not that puzzling.” She trotted quickly into another room.
“Hey. I thought I’d watch you.”
“No. I’ve a surprise for you.” She said. “Go to the bedroom. I’ll be there soon.”
Paradox grinned as he went to the bedroom, he saw the bed and his grin widened. It was a large comfortable bed, he quickly got undressed and jumped up on the bed. He was hard with anticipation and he tried hard not to give himself some relief as he waited for his bride. “Silver, your husband is waiting.” He growled.
“I’m on my way.” She said softly.
His ears perked up when he heard her hoof steps on the hard wood floors. “I hear you.”
She pushed the door open. “Hello Doxy.”
Paradox’s eyes widened as he looked at her. She had on silk white stockings that were clipped on to a garter belt. She had a fine lacy corset on that matched her lacy delicate panties. She looked at him with her bedroom eyes. He had his mouth agape. “Hurr… Gah!” He managed to say.
He nodded his head slowly as he bit on his bottom lip. “Yes. You’re smoking hot.” He was throbbing painfully as he watched her walk up to the bed.
She turned around to model for him. “I thought you’d like this.” She said as she slowly flapped her wings and rose from the floor to delicately land on the bed.
He was itching to just grab her and make her moan in pleasure. “I like… I want… look at what you’re doing to me.”
Silver looked at him and smiled. “Mmm, you look like you need something. Let me kiss you.” She leaned over and kissed his tip.
“Uhhh… oh gods Silver.” He moaned out as he grabbed her. “Come here. I know how to get those off of you.”
Silver giggled as he started to nibble on her neck and moved his paw down her side. He slowly put his claw around one of the delicate laces of her corset and untied it slowly. He pulled the corset from her and dropped it to the floor. He then moved his paw down to her garter and un-clipped her silk stockings from it. He licked down her neck, as he used all his will-power to just un-clip her garter belt which joined the corset on the floor. He let out a low growl as he rubbed his paw down her back leg moving one finger along her silk stocking. Silver gasped at the feel of his tender touches. It was making her feel hot and extremely damp. “Ah… Mm Doxy…” She whispered.
He continued to move his paw down her leg, slowly pulling her stockings from one leg, then the other. He was breathing heavily as he continued to kiss and nuzzle her neck. “Silver… so beautiful.”
She gasped as she felt his paw move up between her legs and rubbed his finger against her lacy panties. He rubbed on them and felt her dampness upon the lace. “Ah…” She panted.
“Someone excited?” He whispered as he rubbed his fingers on her panties. He pushed them aside and pushed his fingers into her heat. “Hmm, yes… you are… Mm, I need you.”
She let out a small whimpering needful noise as she felt his fingers rub and move deeply into and then pull out to rub against her hard button. “I… need you too.” She panted deeply as she shook with the feel of him giving her pleasure with his fingers.
He moved down kissing along her neck as he moved his other paw down and pulled her panties slowly off of her. “Silver you are so wet… I’m about to pass out from my desire for you!” He confessed as he pulled her to him.
Silver made a soft squeak as he growled at her and mounted her swiftly. He kissed her neck as he pushed his hot need deeply into her.
“Oh! Paradox!” She shuddered in pleasure as he pushed into her deeply. “You’re so hard… feel so good.”
Paradox growled aggressively as he nuzzled into her mane and bit down gently around her shoulder and near the base of her right wing. He felt her sex tighten around him and he shook at the feeling. “Mmm, tight… Oh… so tight.” He moaned as he spread out his wings.
She huffed out as he bit her, her body felt electrified from the pleasure. “Please Doxy… harder please.”
His ears went forward as he heard her and he wasn’t sure if that is what she asked. “You… want what?” He asked as he thrust into her and pulled slowly reveling in the tightness of her.
“Please… Doxy…” She panted. “Harder… make… love to me harder.”
He moaned. “Yes, anything for my love…” He nibbled along her mane as he started to push into her harder and rougher.
“Oh! Yes!” She groaned out loudly.
Paradox felt her tighten and flutter around his shaft as she hit orgasm and tightened around him. “Ffff! Oh gods Silver!” He groaned as he started to push hard and fast into her. He moved his hips and pushed in deeper until he started to hit up against her cervix.
Silver gasped at the feel of him hitting her cervix, she let out a shuddering moan of desire as she hit another orgasm. “Ah! Oh! Dox… Oh my! Oh… oh… oh…. I’m gonna cum again!’ She shook under him her whole body shivered from pleasure and she had an orgasm one after the other.
“Silver…” He moaned as he felt her tighten around him in pleasure. “I’m about to… Oh AH!” He pushed in hard and deep as he released his desire and seed deeply into her spraying against her cervix and filling her up. “Hh… Oh gods… Oh mm…”
She moaned out in total pleasure as he pumped into her. He kept himself buried in her as he licked up her neck and kissed her. “Doxy… you feel so good.”
“You’re heavenly…” He panted against her neck as he moved his hips, grinding against her to revive himself. With each movement he grew harder. “I… need to make love to you all night.”
“Oh my love.” Silver purred in pleasure as he started to make love to her again.
127.Silver awoke cuddled up against Paradox, she yawned and stretched as she sat up. He made a small grunt and rolled over in the bed. She got out of bed in the cottage and walked on wobbly legs to the kitchen. She opened the cabinets and refrigerator to see what she could make for breakfast. She noticed that she could make a lot of things so she started to make pancakes. She hummed as she worked on preparing breakfast.
Paradox’s ears twitched when he heard her humming. Slowly he sat up in bed without opening his eyes and he got up. “Silver?” He muttered while he kept his eyes closed.
Silver heard him and she quickly trotted to the bedroom door. “Yes?”
“I cannot see.” He stated as he walked forward with his paws put ahead of him. “I think it’s from lack of Silver loving.”
She looked doubtfully at him. “I fully doubt that Doxy. Maybe you overdosed on it?” She giggled as he stumbled toward her.
“Come here you.” He grinned as he opened his eyes a little bit to chase after her.
“No… Doxy…” She giggled as she dodged his groping paws.
He turned and chased her until he grabbed her flank and pulled her to him. “I’ve got you.” He growled as he nuzzled and kissed her neck.
She made a squeal and giggled more. “Doxy… Let me make breakfast.”
“Oh… Sure my sweet sexy wife.” He nuzzled and kissed more. “I can thrive on just you though.”
“No you can’t.” She said as she hugged him. “We can continue to have fun after we eat.” She smiled as she gave him a kiss.
“Alright.” He put his paws up and sighed as he walked to the table and sat down. He stared at her as she made breakfast. “So Silver? What would you like to do?” He pointed out the window. “Look at that beautiful lake.”
“We can go swimming if you want.” She smiled as she flipped the pancake she had on the stove.
“I want to swim in your love.” He said softly as he watched her hips.
“You’re so romantic. I love you Doxy.” She placed several pancakes on a plate.
“I love you.” He said softly. “When we get back to Ponyville, I’m going to buy you our dream cottage.”
Silver looked at him as she placed the plate on the table in front of him. “Really Doxy?”
“Yes. We’ll live there and be happy.” He put his paw on her chin. “I want you to be happy. Always happy.”
She looked into his eyes. “I’m happy now. I married my friend and lover. Maybe in a few months or years we’ll have a foal to share our happiness with.”
Paradox didn’t blink when she mentioned a foal but he smiled at her. “One day… we’ll have a foal…” He grabbed some pancakes and started to pour syrup on them. He looked away from her as he looked at the pile of pancakes he had.
Silver smiled at his answer and grabbed some pancakes for herself.