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Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 20


Silver panted as she pushed down. “Ahhh! They never told me it would hurt so much!”

“You are doing great Silver. Just breathe and push when I tell you. Remember you have two foals to push out.” Epona stated.

“Wait… What?” Paradox said as he looked at his wife and the doctor. “No pony told me this.”

Silver nodded. “Found out… before you came back in here. The doctor was checking the vitals and discovered two heart beats. We’re having twins.” She panted out.

Paradox blinked in shock. “T… t-twins?”

Epona nodded as she put her mask on and the nurse helped her get cleaned up. “Yes, twins.”

He nodded suddenly. “Alright. Awesome.” He started to shake suddenly as he gulped.

Silver’s ears went back as she let out a yell. “Ah! Doxy!” She whimpered as he went to her, placing his paw on her hoof.

“I’m here for you. Yell at me, curse me and be mean to me, but know this. I’ll always love you.” He told her as he kissed her.

Epona went over and placed her hoof on Silver’s stomach. “Alright Silver; when I tell you to push do so as hard as you can. Paradox you encourage her and make sure she breathes.” She didn’t wait for them to reply as she looked at the situation.

Paradox looked at his wife as she looked at him. She had tears in her eyes and she already looked exhausted and all he could think about is how absolutely gorgeous she was. “We can do this.” He said to her.

She looked at him, his eyes looked sunken in and tired and he smiled at her with encouragement. She loved him so much and he was beautiful to her. “Yes.” She grit her teeth as pain hit her. “We can do this.”

“Silver I want you to push.” Epona said.

Silver pushed with all her strength. “Uhggggh.”

“Good. Rest.” The doctor said. “You’re progressing well, looks like you have stubborn foals.”

Paradox rubbed Silver’s back around her shoulders. “I wish I could help you more.”

“You help me by just being here.” She whispered.

Epona suddenly looked up. “Alright, I need you to push again Silver, but try not to push too hard. I have to check something.”

Silver gulped and pushed down “Ah… ohh.”

Epona smiled as she looked up. “Yes that’s great. Now breathe and push again.”

Paradox rubbed her shoulders as he talked to her. “Breathe deep. You can do this.”

Silver looked at him and started to cry. “No… I can’t. Doxy, I’m tired so tired.”

“So am I, after this we’ll go home and snuggle in bed.” He whispered to her. “I love you. Just push and breathe deeply.”

Silver breathed and pushed she was getting tired but she did what the doctor told her. “Ah! This pain!” She felt pressure release suddenly.

“Oh, here is the first foal.” Epona smiled under her mask. She worked on cleaning its airway. “A beautiful girl.” The baby started to cry and Paradox tried to get a good look. Epona held the foal up. “Cut the cord Dox?” She asked.

He gulped as he took the scissors that the nurse offered him. “Uh… yes.” He shook as he cut the cord. “A girl.” He muttered softly.

“Silver, you have a brave, strong husband. His father would have already been on the floor.”

He felt the pounding in his ears but he knew his wife wasn’t done. He fought off the urge to black out even though he saw spots in front of his eyes. “Don’t count on it for long.” He muttered.

The foal cried loudly as the nurse took her to the warming table. “Good set of lungs.” She announced.

Epona went back to position. “Almost there… Just push and breathe like before.”

Silver nodded as she took in a deep breath then pushed. “Ah… maybe there is a better way.”

“There is, but it’s messier and a lot more painful.” Epona answered. “Come on push more.”

Paradox rubbed her shoulders. “You were able to get one, now the other. Maybe a boy?”

“Doxy…” Silver panted.

“Yes, my love?” He asked as he kissed her cheek.

“Shut it.” She growled as she pushed.

“Yes, gorgeous.” He whispered.

“Oh, another girl! Identical twins. Congratulations.” Epona held the other foal up. “Daddy you’re needed for the cutting of the umbilical cord.”

Dox swallowed as he cut the cord. “Identical t-twins… I… I-identical.” The room spun and he fell.

“Father down.” Epona yelled. “Silver. I applaud your husband’s endurance. Discord fainted faster. Nurses, get him into a bed.”

The nurse took the crying foal to the warming table to clean her up. “She’s healthy as well.” She picked both of them up, they were bundled up and brought them to Silver. “Here you go, Mommy.” She went over and helped the other nurses drag Paradox into a bed.

Silver held them and started to cry. “Oh! They’re beautiful.” She nuzzled them both. “My sweet twins. You two need names. We’ll wait for daddy to wake up.”newmommy

Epona got up and smiled. “All done. Now, you look great. The foals are healthy. I need you to abstain from sex for about a month until you’re healed properly. I’ll see you in a week to see how you are.” She smiled as she left. The nurses left as well after dragging Paradox on to a bed.

Silver held the foals and looked at them. They both had a little gold mane on their foreheads. Their coats were a very faint blue. One had freckles while the other didn’t. “That’s how we’ll tell you two apart.” The foal with freckles opened her eyes, they were deep blue like Paradox’s.

“Oh my head.” Paradox mumbled as he sat up. “What happened?”

She looked over to him. “Does Daddy Doxy want to see his daughters?” She asked.

He jumped up quickly and used his wings for balance as he stumbled to her bed. He then stopped briefly. “Wait, do they look alright?”

She smiled. “Here. Look for yourself.”

He took one of them and looked; he let out a deep breath. “She’s beautiful… she’s so beautiful.” He swallowed hard. “Oh no.”oneangel

Silver blinked. “What’s wrong?”

He smiled. “This one is a little thief.” He brought the foal back and picked up the other one to look at her. “Oh… This one is also a thief!” He stumbled a little. “Stole my heart right away. Little thieves.”

Silver started to giggle. “Are you happy?”

“Silver, I am overwhelmed. They are gorgeous just like you.” He kissed her as he gave her the other foal.

“What should we name them?” She asked as she nuzzled the foals and then kissed him on the cheek.

“I want to name one Selene.” He said softly.

“And the other one?”

He looked at her. “Silver why won’t you name the other?”

“You’re more creative. Please name them both.”

“Alright Silver, but I really think you should name her.” He thought for a moment. “Solana.”

“Selene and Solana. Those are beautiful names. Oh Doxy… We are parents!” She giggled as she started to cry again. He kissed her again and nuzzled her.

Story: Life with Paradox – Chapter 19


“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


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: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 102 -103


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

“Discord…?” Fluttershy said sternly at him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“AH!!!” LillyRose gasped aloud too.

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

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

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 47


Flight Strike swallowed hard as he looked at the door in front of him. He knew that his father-in-law and the rest of the family were in the waiting room. He looked behind him and then forward again. They deserved to know.

He placed his hoof on the door let out a deep sigh and pushed it open.

Every pony looked up expectantly at him.

“Hey, um…” He began but was suddenly interrupted when Discord put his paw on his muzzle. He noticed the whole room was frozen in time.

“Don’t.” Discord said to him. “Tell me first.”

“The foal… is fine, but… Grace is very sick.” Flight swallowed. “I’m scared… Dad.”

“Let me see her.”

Flight Strike led Discord through and noticed the whole Maternity ward was frozen but when they entered the room where Epona was with Grace and the foal. Time was going like normal. Epona looked up from tending to Grace. “Discord… your daughter…”

He went over to Scarlet Grace. “Gracie… What is wrong…? Tell me.”

“Dad… I’m… so tired. Help me.” She was sweating and her eyes were blind.

“Okay, I’ll help you. Epona?”

“Do what you can.” Epona said.

“Here’s trying.” Discord placed his paw on his daughter’s forehead and closed his eyes.

“AH!” Scarlet Grace screamed loudly. The foal in the bassinet started to cry loudly and Flight Strike went to stand near his wife and put his hoof on her paw and endured the sound of her screams.

Discord let out a gasp and shook his head as his paw slipped from Scarlet Grace’s head. “She’s bleeding too much. To the left Epona.”

Epona used her healing magic. “It’s difficult to reach. I’ll try.”

“I… I…” Scarlet looked over at Flight Strike. “Flight… I love you…” She suddenly slumped; her eyes closed.

“Scarlet?” Flight said suddenly. “Dr. Epona, did she…?”

Discord felt his chest tighten up. “No…” He whispered.

“Wait… Wait no… I’m still.” Epona Calliope muttered. “I’ve got… it.”

There was a few agonizing moments, then Scarlet Grace sat up and gasped. Discord and Flight Strike looked relieved. Flight hugged his wife tightly, tears running down his muzzle and cheeks with relief. “Oh… Gracie.”

Epona let out her breath. “Scarlet… Oh thank goodness. Discord, have you ever thought to become a doctor?”

“No. I don’t like getting dirty.” He muttered as he rubbed one of his eyes. “I’ll leave the stress to you.” He shook his head and turned his attention to his daughter.

Scarlet Grace looked up from hugging her husband. “Where is our foal?”

Epona smiled as she went to the bassinet and got the foal and brought it over to her. “Here he is. Looks like his Daddy.”

Scarlet looked down at the bundle. “Oh. He’s beautiful.” She started to cry. “Dad… look at your grandson.”

Discord swallowed hard. “Um… I… don’t know. I got to get back and…” Scarlet gave him the foal. He looked down at the foal and let out a sigh. “Oh… Gracie. He’s perfect… Like you. He’s got a yellow coat like his grandmother.” He then glanced at Flight Strike. “I think you’ve gotten another reprieve from me.”

“Dad! Don’t keep threatening my husband.” Scarlet Grace huffed. “Give me Trouble.”

“Trouble?” Discord’s ears went up as he brought the foal to his daughter.

“That’s his name.” Scarlet stated as she held him and kissed the foal’s forehead. “My little Trouble.”

Flight Strike shrugged and gave Discord a grin. “It wasn’t my idea; Scarlet said that he’ll be no end of trouble so she named him that.”

Discord went to the door. “Take two… Flight. Come and announce the birth of your son.”

Flight nodded as he followed Discord out the door, he then blinked when time started up again and Discord disappeared.

Walking to the door of the waiting room he took in a deep breath and opened it. “Hey.” He said to the ponies waiting.