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Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 59

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The train stopped in Ponyville. Paradox stepped out and he put his paw out for Silver. She put her hoof in his paw and he assisted her out of the train.

“Da! Ma!” The twins said in unison as they both flew into their parent’s arms.

“Oh! You two are flying now!” Silver said as she hugged Solana.

“My little girls are getting so big.” Paradox said as he nuzzled Selene.welcomeshome

Rainbow Dash flew over to them. “Did you two have a good vacation?” She then tilted her head. “Paradox? Your wing is broken?” She had noticed the bandages around his wing.

He smirked. “Yeah, well that is a long story. I’ll tell you later.”

“Did you teach the twins how to fly?” Silver asked.

Rainbow Dash started to laugh. “Oh no… I walked into their room and they were sitting up on the highest point in the room. I actually thought you had taught them to fly before you two left, to surprise me.”

Paradox laughed. “No… Opportunity lost.” He looked at Selene as she hugged him. “You and Solana teach yourselves to fly?”

Selene looked at her sister then looked back at him. “Yes.”

“No.” Solana said. “Granspa Dissy taught us.”

Silver gulped and looked at Paradox. He slowly closed his eyes and then let out a breath he was holding in. “I am guessing you didn’t know about this?” He asked Rainbow Dash.

Rainbow shook her head. “I didn’t know. Sorry Paradox. I wouldn’t have allowed it unless you said it was okay.”

“It’s ok Mom.” Silver stated as she smiled. She took Selene from Paradox and held both twins.

“Yeah, it’s not your fault.” He stated as he tried to control the anger that was welling up inside of him. He sighed and looked at the twins. “I am so proud of you two. You fly really good too!”

The twins both smiled suddenly. “Thank you!” They both said and both flew at Paradox, tackle hugging him.

Paradox fell backwards with both girls in his arms. “Oh no! Attack of the cute girls!” They both hugged him as he flinched slightly from landing on his injured wing. “I love my girls…” He said softly. “Thanks for watching them Rainbow.”

“Hey it was my pleasure… They are my granddaughters… I got to spoil them.” She smiled.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 55

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The winged serpent female uncoiled around Silver as she looked at Paradox with unblinking eyes. She had moved away from Silver as she stretched out her wings.

Paradox looked at Silver laying lifeless on the sand, he sank to his knees as he pulled her into his lap. “No… No… Why?” He looked up at the serpent as he growled at her his eyes shadowed with a sudden hatred.

The other serpent flew down and slithered over to the female. “Did do it?” It asked.

“Yesss… but, he is of not gracious.” The one that bit Silver said.

The serpent that broke Paradox’s wing frowned and looked at him with unblinking eyes. “Why are you of not gracious?”rsangrydox

“Gracious for YOU KILLING MY WIFE!?” He yelled as he slowly set Silver on the sand as he stood up. “YOU KILLED HER!” He put his paw on his other paw and rubbed them together. His eyes started to glow a deep blinding blue light. “I’m going to tear wings off of snakes!” He suddenly disappeared and reappeared behind the serpent that bit Silver. He grabbed the serpent’s wing and growled deeply as he snapped the main bone like it was nothing but a mere twig.

The female serpent thrashed and coiled around Paradox’s legs. “AUGGHH!! Sssilass!” She hissed out in agony.

“WAIT!” The serpent that broke Paradox’s wing shouted. “The flying pony is not of the dead state.”

Paradox’s eyes were glowing bright blue as he grasped at the coils that were around his legs. He dug his claws into the coils and was about to rip into the scaly flesh. The tail of the other serpent coiled tightly around his wrist pausing Paradox from tearing into the flesh.

“Calm wrathfulness.” The serpent hissed softly at him as he moved forward and placed odd looking mechanical claws on top of Paradox’s paws.silas

Paradox was breathing heavily as he looked into the serpent’s eyes. His eyes glowing a fiery blue that seemed to drip flames down upon the ground which were his tears of rage and sorrow. “What do you mean… She’s not dead…” He looked at his wife’s body and he started to shake uncontrollably. “She’s my… my one… my only… my… reason for… living… My… My… Silver…” He growled as he lifted his paw, reached out and grabbed the other serpent around the neck. “I’LL KILL YOU!”

“Speaks truth. You mate not dead. Not dead, sleeping. Had parasite to rid of. Only way.” The female was gasping in pain as she tried to explain the situation fast. “No kill my mate.”

He kept tightening his grip on the male serpent. “You broke my wing… bit my wife… all for a parasite? What parasite? What are you talking about?” He was seething with anger, he couldn’t control how he felt and he wanted to kill something bad. He flexed his claws into the female serpent’s tail and into the male serpent’s throat.

“Sssah… Speak truth, is parasite… Parasite pretend to be… something not…” The male gasped as he tried to breath.

Silver’s legs moved slightly and she let out a gasp of breath but still remained unconscious.

“SILVER!” Dox yelled as he immediately let go of both serpents and ran to her side. “Silver… My love… please wake up please…” He pulled her into his lap and started to slowly give her kisses on her brow. “Don’t leave me… I love you.”

Both serpents coiled around one another and they looked over their wounds. The female cautiously approached them. She stopped when Paradox looked up at her again in hatred. “Ssssorry… The parasite… It dead… My venom won’t harm winged pony. Safe but must rest… Rest lotsssss.”

“Screw you.” Paradox growled at her.

The male serpent moved up. “Ssah. Not gracious. He cares much of his mate. Maybe other way of tell truth?”

“How other way?” The female which seemed to be named Sah said. “It best to kill before it manifests. Talking is waste time.”

Paradox looked from one to the other. “What are you two talking about?”

The female looked at Paradox and let out a small sigh. “I will try talk your way.” She dragged her broken wing and seemed to flinch when she moved her coils that he had dug into with his claws. “The parasite is a trick, it buries itself deeply into host… and takes place of natural baby…” She seemed to make a face that was odd for a serpent and she looked at her mate.

The male seemed to have the name of Silas spoke up. “It eats other… and takes place. Only way to rid it is to… poison… if left to manifest… it gruesome… kill host and dig its way out. Not good. Should be gracious that we did what we did.”

“We sssave winged pony. Sssorry it turned thissss way.” Sah whispered softly. “Take mate and keep safe. Keep her safe… Sso safe. Sorry for loss of your unborn, parasite killed it before we discover.” She shook her head.

Paradox pulled Silver against his chest… “I… Can you please leave us?”

“Yesss” Both serpents hissed.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 46

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Silver cried softly as she sat on the couch. Paradox wasn’t home and the twins were playing with the blocks.

Selene looked up at her mom and tilted her head. “Mama?” She asked.

Silver moved her hoof up and wiped her tears then smiled at her foal. “Yes Selene?”

Selene crawled over to her. “You ok?”

“I’m alright dearest. What’re you and your sister building?” She got up and walked over to the blocks and sat down.

Solana looked at her. “A bridge.”

Selene grabbed a block. “A castle.”

“A bridge and a castle, oh? Who lives in the castle?” Silver asked as she sniffled.

Both girls smiled. “We do. We’re princesses.” They replied in unison.

Silver laughed. “That is wonderful. If you two are princesses… what does that make daddy and I?”

Selene looked at the blocks. “You’d be a queen.”

Solana giggled. “Daddy be a jester… and a king.”

Silver laughed again. “So daddy is working two jobs?”

They both nodded.

“I’m just a queen? Do I do anything else?” She asked as she looked at the ‘castle’ the girls built.

“You tell every pony what to do.” Selene replied.

“You also take care of our brother.” Solana whispered. “He becomes the prince, but not for a long time. A very long time.”

Silver got up quickly. “I’ll be back… Don’t get into anything.” She stifled a sob as she went into the other room.

Selene looked at her sibling. “Mama cry.”

“I sorry.” Solana muttered as she started to tear up.

Selene sniffled and looked down as tears started to flood her eyes.

They both were suddenly crying as they both said “Mama!” in unison as they cried.

Silver came back her eyes red from crying and both of the twins were crying holding their paws out to her. She went over to them and they both crawled up to her and settled up against her hugging and snuggling her.

“We love you.” Selene and Solana said. “No sad. Please.”

Silver held them close pulling them near her as she settled down putting her hoof around them protectively. “My little ones. Mama is sorry she made you cry. She just feels sad.”

Selene and Solana both nuzzled her. “Sorry.”

Silver nuzzled them as they snuggled her. “Don’t be sorry. I love you.” All three of them fell asleep on the floor. Silver covered them protectively under her wing as she held them close with her hooves.

Paradox came home and stopped short when he glanced in the living room to see his three girls asleep on the floor. He smiled as he got on all fours went over to them and curled up around them. He gave Silver a small kiss and her eyes fluttered open.slepyfam1

“Doxy?” She whispered.

“You three are beautiful.” He whispered back to her. “Why are you on the floor?”

Silver looked at him without a word and he saw her eyes start to well up with tears.

He looked at her in concern. “Why are you crying?”

“Oh Doxy…” Silver sobbed softly. “I’m sorry.”

He felt hair on the back of his neck stand up. “For?”

“I was going to surprise you and tell you but…” she cried softly.

“Tell me what? Silver?” He asked with concern.

“I was pregnant again.” She whispered. “But… I lost the baby.” Tears ran down her cheeks slowly.

He sat up slowly. “Silver. Are you alright?” He asked as he looked at her. “Was it anything I did?”

She shook her head. “I’m alright. I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow. It wasn’t anything you did.” She moved her hooves around the foals tighter. “I think it was going to be a boy. I hope you’re not mad.”

He kissed her gently on her cheeks. “Why would I be mad? I love you.”

“I wanted to make you happy. I… wanted to surprise you… I’m so sorry.” She sighed and cried softly.

He curled up more around her and the girls as he nuzzled her mane. “I love you. Don’t be sorry, things happen for a reason. You told me that once.” He said softly.

Silver nodded. “I know, but I wanted another foal. I…” She paused as he kissed and nibbled her neck. “Doxy, I’m holding the twins.”

He nodded. “I know, can’t a draconequus kiss and snuggle his wife without her thinking about sex?” He asked as he snickered.

She gave a small giggle. “Hey, I’m addicted to you.”

“As I am of you.” He whispered. “Let’s get some dinner ready.” He slowly sat up and gave her a final kiss. “After dinner and the girls are asleep, we’ll work on a new addition to the family.”

She blushed as she got up, waking the twins who looked up sleepily at her. “Come on little ones, mama has to make dinner.”

Selene and Solana both stretched as they yawned. They both noticed their father at the same time, he was met by their smiles. “Dada!” They said in unison.

Paradox smiled as he hugged them. “Hello my beautiful girls. I love being surrounded by beautiful girls.” He pulled Silver into the hug. Silver blushed and hugged him back as the twins giggled.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 36

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

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

He looked at her. “What?”

“You never got a cutie mark. Why?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rainbow Dash nodded as she kept pace with him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 33

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The next day.

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

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

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

“Princess Celestia, thank you.” Silver smiled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I’m Emerald.” Emerald replied.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The three looked at him and shook their heads.

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

“Yeah. I guess so.” Emerald replied.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Thank you Ma’am.” Fallacy said.

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

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

“Lieutenant?” Grey Shark saluted.

“Yes?” She asked the recruit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Yes Drop?” She asked him.

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

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

“Fallacy is.” Emerald said quietly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradox started to chuckle. “Silver my dearest…”

Silver looked up at him. “Yes Doxy?”

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

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

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

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

They suddenly kissed in front of the recruits.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 19

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

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

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

Discord shrugged. “I don’t know.”

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

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

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

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

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

Every pony looked at him anxiously.

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

“This is only the beginning…” Discord chuckled.

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

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

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

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

“Your wife is asking for you.”

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

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 18

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Silver moved slightly to her side and suddenly gasped as a pain shot through her. “What?”

Paradox was instantly awake and looked over at her. “What is it?”

She shook her head and moved again and the pain radiated around her stomach. “Oh!”

Paradox sat up and looked at his wife in concern. “Silver, tell me.”

She put her hoof up as she took in deep breath and then let it out slowly. “Wait a moment.” She took in another breath and then her eyes widened. “Ouch. Oh…” She gasped as she looked at him nervously.

Paradox blinked at his wife. “Is…?”

Silver yelled out in pain as it radiated around her stomach. “Doxy… I… think so.”

He jumped out of bed. “It’s time, I’m gonna be a dad; oh what do I do; what should I do? Silver…?”

She looked at him and slowly rubbed her belly as he looked at her for advice. “Tell the doctor? Take me to the hospital, tell my family and yours.” She smiled then clutched her stomach and let out a pained whimper.

He went over to her and kissed her face. “How do I do all this?”

“Get me to the hospital first.” She gasped out as another wave of pain hit her. “Remember the pain you had when your sister…  um… Lilly went into labor?”

He nodded and swallowed hard. “Don’t remind me. I’m going to get you to the hospital.” He moved to her side and picked her up gently.

“Don’t use magic Doxy. Please.” She said quickly.

“What? How am I to get you to the hospital fast?” He asked with slight panic in his voice.

“You can fly… fly me there.” She said as she put her hoof on his cheek. “Just don’t use magic Doxy.”

He let out a sigh as he nodded. “Ok, I’ll fly you there, although I am a little rusty.” He walked to the door to the balcony off their bedroom and went out. Swallowing hard he spread his wings out, stretching them out fully and flapping them in the early morning.flight2

Silver squeaked and closed her eyes when he jumped up and took flight. This was the first time he ever flew while holding her and she could have sworn that he had never flown the whole time they ever dated; although he had mentioned several times that her mother made him fly laps as punishments for different things when he was younger.

He flew up and held Silver to him gently but firmly. He wanted to be careful as he flew over a part of Everfree Forest and over his parent’s cottage. As he flew over their cottage he looked down to see if either one of them were outside. There wasn’t a sign of either one of them so he pumped his wings and flew towards Ponyville.

Silver carefully opened her eyes and let out the breath she was holding in. She whimpered with the pain but she was also in awe on how well he flew.

He held her protectively as he used heavy strong beats of his wings to move swiftly. They flew through the outskirts of Ponyville and Silver noticed that Paradox was starting to breathe heavily. He flew over Sweet Apple Acres as he scanned the orchard and suddenly noticed trees being shook to loosen apples. He flew for it.

Silver didn’t know what he was doing since he took a slight detour into Sweet Apple Acres. “Doxy? What are you … Doing?” She gasped out as she was hit with another pain.

“Don’t worry…” He panted as he answered her. He suddenly reversed his forward movement to hover in place his wings beating hard and fast as he hovered over the trees being bucked and spotted Big Mac, Crispin Apple and Apple Jack.

Silver now knew what Paradox wanted to do. She saw her father. “Dad!”

Big Mac, AJ and Crispin all looked up. “What the hay is going on?” Apple Jack demanded.

Paradox was panting hard. “I can hardly talk… Tell him Silver.”

Silver nodded and let out a slight cry of pain then composed herself. “I’m in labor and Doxy is taking me to the hospital tell every pony please.” She said.

Big Mac ran forward just as Paradox turned and flew off with Silver. “Sorry…” He shouted back over his shoulder. “I got to get you there before I run out of breath.” He muttered.

Silver nodded. Paradox gave bigger wing beats and flew towards the hospital. When he got to the Ponyville general hospital he landed at the entrance and stood to regain his strength still holding her in his arms. Folding his wings behind him he walked her into the emergency room carrying her still. “My wife is in labor.”

The nurses perked up and they helped Paradox by taking Silver into the back. He went with them his wings were feeling tired as they unfurled and dragged behind him.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 13

13.

Silver was trying not to act nervous as she sat next to her mother at the restaurant. “Doxy should be here soon.”

Rainbow Dash chuckled. “What’s taking him so long?”

Silver shrugged. “I don’t know, let’s snack on these chips.” She started to eat the chips on the table. She nibbled on them since she really didn’t have an appetite. She had morning sickness for a couple of days and she didn’t want to start getting nauseous in front of her mom.

“Alright, but Paradox better get here soon or I’ll be a little grumpy.” Rainbow sighed as she picked up a chip.

Paradox appeared next to the table. “I’ve come with cake.” He placed the box in front of his mother-in-law.

“Are you always late for things?” Rainbow Dash asked him as she opened the box.

“No, I’m sorry.” He replied as her saw her start to open the box.

“I hope you like it.” Silver said as Paradox stood next to her placing his paw on her shoulder.

Rainbow Dash opened the box and looked at the cake then looked up at her daughter and son-in-law. “It’s a beautiful cake.” She saw the pacifiers on it. “Does this mean what I think it means?”

Paradox and Silver both nodded, Silver was blushing a lot as she looked at her mom. “Yes.”

Rainbow started to laugh and suddenly jumped up and flew over to them. “This is totally awesome! I’m gonna be a grandmother! Yes! In your face Apple Jack! I win again.” She hugged both Paradox and Silver. “Do you know what the baby will be?”

Paradox blinked. “What the baby will be?” He looked worried.

“She means a boy or girl Doxy.” Silver said to him. “No, we don’t know yet.”

Rainbow Dash was crying suddenly. “My baby is going to have a baby!” Silver started to hug her mom and pat her on the back. Paradox grinned as he sat down and looked at the cake, he wanted a bite.

“Can we have some cake?” He asked.

Rainbow Dash looked over at Paradox she had tears running down her cheeks. “Just wait, I’m having a moment here.”

He started to laugh deeply and saluted. “Yes ma’am.”

“Silver, you married a smart aleck.” Rainbow smiled between sniffles.

“I know.” Silver smiled because she had started to cry too.

Both stopped embracing and walked over to sit down. “Ok, we’ll have cake now.” Rainbow stated as she took in a deep breath. Paradox held a chair out for Silver to sit and went over for his mother-in-law to pull out her chair, but she sat down before he could. He sighed and went to sit back down.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 9

9.

Paradox walked into the kitchen and sat down silently followed by Fluttershy and Discord. Discord rubbed his paw and claw together happily when Silver placed a plate of crepes in front of him. She placed a plate in front of Fluttershy and then Paradox. “Eat up!” She said cheerfully as she flapped her wings as she sat down and pulled a plate of crepes to her.

She watched as Discord was eating the crepes with gusto. “Silver, these are really good.” He said with his mouth full.

Fluttershy daintily cut the crepes and ate little bites. She smiled at her daughter-in-law. “They have so much flavor… very juicy too.”

Paradox looked at his crepes, it was his favorite and he didn’t have an appetite, although they looked really delicious. He looked up at his wife and she was smiling.

“It’s your favorite.” She said to Paradox and her smile faltered a little when she saw his look. “Is… there something wrong Doxy?”

“Nothing is wrong.” He muttered as he made himself eat the crepes.

“Are you sure?” She asked. “You look… upset.”

“I’m alright. They taste good Silver. I always love your cooking.” He smiled weakly.

“Ok.” She said as she ate hers.

They ate in silence for a moment until Snafu started to get fussy in the baby sling. Fluttershy smiled. “It’s okay Snafu, I know it’s time for your nap.” She got up from the table. “Thank you for breakfast Silver. It was really delicious.”

“It was fun to make breakfast for you!” Silver smiled as she placed her fork down and started to take the empty plates from the table. Discord had summoned a newspaper from thin air and he was reading it upside down as he sat back. Paradox just sat forward and was poking half of an uneaten crepe with his fork. She placed her hoof on his plate. “Are you done Doxy?”

“Silver, you’re pregnant.” He said as he put his paw on her hoof.

Several things happened all at once. Plates fell onto the floor from Silver’s hoof. Discord dropped the paper and placed his paw on his forehead in exasperation and Fluttershy squeaked at the plates falling on the floor and Snafu started to cry loudly at the noise of plates shattering. In that few seconds’ total chaos reigned in the kitchen. Discord smiled slightly under the exasperation and shook his head as the noise settled. “Total chaos… I applaud you on your timing Paradox.” He clapped.

“Sorry…” Silver whispered as she started to pick up the plates that she dropped. Her thoughts were spinning, she didn’t hear Dox right… did she? “I’ll clean this up… I’m sorry, I’m so clumsy.”

Paradox got up quickly and started to help Silver pick up the dishes. “It’s alright, Silver. I’ll clean this up.” He used his magic and cleaned the dishes off the floor making the larger shards float into a trash can. “I didn’t mean to startle you.” He whispered to her.

She sat back and looked at him as he picked little pieces of plate off the floor with his claws. “Doxy, what did you say? I think I heard you wrong.” She asked.

Discord looked under the table at them. “Paradox is suffering from hoof in mouth disease.”

Paradox pushed his father’s muzzle back. “Dad… Let me talk to her.”

Fluttershy grabbed Discord’s shoulder while she tried to sooth Snafu. “Come on.” She said to him. They left the kitchen leaving Silver and Paradox sitting on the floor looking at one another.

“Please, what did you say?” Silver repeated her question.

Paradox gave a small smile. “Well, remember when I said that I felt something odd and I had to ask Dad what it might have been?”

“Yes?” Silver nodded.

“I asked him…” He inched closer to her and reached over to her. “Come here.”

She moved closer to him and was surprised when he placed his paw on her stomach. “Doxy?”

He looked into her eyes as he slowly caressed her belly fur. She sighed softly at his touch and leaned closer to him, he gave her a soft kiss on her lips as they pulled apart he swallowed. “I love you, and while our cottage is being fixed, we’ll need a nursery built in… because you’re pregnant with our foal.”

She blinked at him. “How do you know this?”

“I’m a draconequus.” He smiled. “I hope you don’t care… I’m scared, but we’re going to be… parents.”sohappy

She started to cry; her tears were slowly running down her cheeks as she looked at him. “This makes me happy. Doxy… I am so happy that you and I are going to be parents!” She hugged him tightly and he started to laugh at how happy she was as he returned her hug tightly.