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Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 77

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“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.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 76

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“Crispin, where do you think you’re going?” Apple Jack asked her son as she saw him trying to sneak away from doing his chores.crispin

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.”

Apple Bloom rolled her eyes. “Oh please, what is one time? I finished my chores I’m going to Sprinkle Icing’s party now. Should I tell her you can’t make it?”applebloomolder

“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.

Story: Paradox’s Despair -Chapter 34

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After Paradox walked with Fluttershy she asked him to walk her to the throne room, she thought that maybe if she just sat with her husband for a while she would give Paradox time to be alone with Silver Dash.

“Fluttershy! My sweetness!” Discord said cheerfully as he patted her small throne next to him. “Come sit and keep me company.”

“Okay, but don’t give me too much attention.” She whispered as she walked over to her throne and sat down. She looked around and noticed that the throne room was empty beside the few guards standing close by. “Where is every pony?”

Discord shrugged. “Oh, it’s one of those quiet days.” He sat back in his throne then sat up again as a pony walked into the room.

One of the guards stepped forward. “State your business.”

The pony was an earth pony with a light gray coat and a cutie mark that resembled hay bales and he looked older than the ponies that Discord had seen lately. “Um Lord Chaos, I’m Hearty Clash a simple farmer on the outskirts of Canterlot and I have been having a problem with mice eating my crops. I was wondering if there was a safe way to get rid of them.”

Discord thought about it for a moment, but Fluttershy spoke up before he said anything. “Mice are very particular and they seem to latch on with what they like. Maybe you should plant a different crop next year and then rotate the crops and maybe the mice will stop eating into your profits. If that doesn’t work, I will give them a talking to myself and ask them politely to leave your plants alone.”

Hearty blinked and bowed. “Oh, thank you. I will try that.” He then cleared his throat again. “I was also wondering… My son… he works here at the castle… I was wondering if he could have some time off to spend with me.”

Discord blinked. “Well. I don’t see why not. What’s your son’s name?”

“Zero Clash.” The farmer said quietly.

Fluttershy looked at Discord quickly.

“Ah yes, Zero…” Discord muttered. “A fine young stallion. I’m sorry. Zero is not here.”

Hearty looked at him in shock. “Are you sure? My son is very dedicated to his work.”

“Dedicated… hmmm yes… well…” Discord muttered and Fluttershy noticed that he was digging his claws into the wood of his throne.

She spoke up again as she got up. “Mr. um… Clash. Sorry to say something again, but… you see, right now Zero has gone on assignment with Lady Chaos, our daughter, and we don’t know when he will be back. I will though, let him know when he returns that he needs to visit his family soon.” She steered the earth pony away from Discord and was walking with him towards the door. “I really would love to meet your family sometime soon too. Sorry that you had come all this way to see him only to be turned away. Don’t be upset, Zero is quite safe with our daughter.”

“Thank you Lady Fluttershy.” Zero’s father replied as he trotted away.

She trotted back up to her throne and sat down and stared at her husband. “Discord… why did you act like that?”

Discord’s eyes narrowed. “His son… violated my double flower.”

She shook her head. “Two consenting adults… having sex.”

“Yes, and one is my daughter.” Discord mumbled.

“Discord, it wasn’t Zero’s father’s fault. I am sure he’d be the same way if he had a daughter. Besides, I don’t think he knows that he and Lilly are a couple now.” Fluttershy smiled.

“Okay Fluttershy I guess I’ll give it a rest until they get home. Wherever they are. I bet they are doing something that they shouldn’t be doing.” He grumped.

She looked at him. “Cheer up.”

He looked over at her. “Why Fluttershy? One of our daughters is just about to have a baby, and the other is somewhere Luna knows where with her boyfriend! Our son had just gotten out of being terribly ill to falling head over heels for some pony he had ignored for years… What more can go wrong I ask you?”whatmore

“I’m pregnant.” Fluttershy said suddenly.

He sat up. “Fluttershy, you have played this trick on me before… Are you doing it again?”

She looked at him. “What do you think?”

He looked around and saw the guards standing stoically and he leaned over to her placing his paw and claw on her stomach as he closed his eyes. He slowly rubbed her fur spreading his fingers through the softness. His eyes opened fast as he looked up at her face. “We’re pregnant again.”discordflutters

She nodded at him as she smiled shyly. “Yes.”

“Fluttershy, I don’t count that as something going wrong.” He couldn’t help but smile. “You have cheered me up exponentially.” He looked around. “Oh! I’ve got to tell someone the news…” He jumped up off his throne and ran over to one of the guards. “MY WIFE IS PREGNANT!!” He shook him on his shoulders.

The guard blinked in surprise. “Uh, congratulations Sir.”

“Thank you!” Discord went back over to Fluttershy and kissed her. “I love you Fluttershy.”

Fluttershy blushed as she smiled at him. “I love you too.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 22

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Zero sat in the barracks alone, “Oh, I screwed up, I screwed up a lot.” He muttered nervously.

Another guard; a gray unicorn, walked into the barracks looked around, spotted Zero and approached him. “Are you Zero?” Zero nodded. “I have a message for you.”

Zero looked up at the other guard looking miserable. “What is it?”

“The Lady of Chaos has requested your presence immediately.”

Zero stood up too fast and bumped his head on the bunk above him. “Ouch! What? Why does she want to see me?”

“I’m just giving you the message. So you’d better go.” The unicorn guard shrugged.

Zero ran out the door of the barracks shoving his helmet on. The unicorn guard grinned  showing sharp teeth and disappeared.

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Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 10

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Luna was walking back and forth in front of the guards. She looked at the guards one by one. Some were extremely young and she shook her head at the newness of them. She looked at one; an earth pony guard. “Ye, tell me how ye shall watch the charge, and how thou shall protect them?”
lunatroop“Ever vigilant and to the death ma’am!” The guard saluted and bowed.

Luna nodded and waved her hoof and the guard stood with the others again. Most were Pegasus and unicorn guards. “We have asked the captain of the guard to choose the most elite of the guards for this assignment. We do not know if ye have heard any rumors, but we shall enlighten thou. Discord is to be obeyed as he is now the ruler of Equestria as such a time that my sister, Princess Celestia is to return. His Daughters and his Son shall be treated right, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for LillyRose; Lady Chaos. As ye all know, Fluttershy shall also be here, she is married to Discord so thou shall take instructions from her as well. Is there any questions for us?”

A young Pegasus guard stepped forward. “Yes, ma’am?”

“Yes?” Luna nodded

“I… I just started this week… are you sure I am fit for this assignment?” She asked nervously as she bowed shakily.
SilverdasharmorLuna looked at her for a long moment. “Ye will be assigned Fluttershy. Ye will guard her with thou life and do what she commands thou to do.”

“Yes ma’am.” She saluted and looked relieved all at once.

Luna then assigned guards to the family members. The one she didn’t assign was a guard for Discord, since he’d be surrounded by guards no matter what and he didn’t really need a guard.

Luna pointed to the earth pony guard. “Ye are one of the bravest of the guards, we pick thou to be Lady Chaos’ personal guard. Ye shall be at her side all the time, be at her beck and call. Do whatever she requires of thou… Can ye do that?”

He had bowed to the Princess and nodded. “I shall make you proud my Princess.”
zeroguardLuna nodded at them, “We are already proud of all of thou. The family will be arriving today. We suggest ye all be prepared.” She walked off with two of her own personal guards walking behind her.

The earth pony guard blinked. “Doesn’t Lady Chaos have wings? How do I keep up with that?”

A unicorn guard laughed. “I guess you will be running a lot then. Didn’t you hear the rumor about her?”

“What rumor?” The earth pony guard asked.

“I heard that she eats the flesh of ponies.” The unicorn guard whispered. “She has sharp fangs that she will sink deeply into your flesh. Her bat wings blotted out the sun on the day that Celestia lost her throne.”

“She has sharp fangs that she will sink deeply into your flesh. Her bat wings blotted out the sun on the day that Celestia lost her throne.”
“She has sharp fangs that she will sink deeply into your flesh. Her bat wings blotted out the sun on the day that Celestia lost her throne.”

The earth pony guard looked doubtful. “Come on that is just a rumor.” He shook his head. “I fully doubt that Luna would let some pony like that take over Equestria.”

“That is what I have heard.” The unicorn guard muttered. “Good luck with her Zero. Be prepared to get a lot of exercise by running up and down hallways trying to keep up with some pony that has magic and can fly.”

“It won’t be that bad.” Zero muttered. “Will it?”

The unicorn laughed and shrugged. “Who knows; I was assigned to Lord Paradox and I heard that he is ill, should be an easy assignment.”