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.”
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.”
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.