Scarlet Grace sat across the table from her parents she tapped her claw on the table as she waited for her husband to get into the room. “Sorry, um but he witnessed Scarlet’s prediction I was just along for the ride.”
“Nothing to worry about dear.” Fluttershy smiled at her daughter.
“I’m here, I apologize for being late.” A young Pegasus pony came into the room he had a dark gray mane and a bright orange coat; his cutie mark was a pair of wings. He walked over to Scarlet Grace and gave her a kiss. Discord sat up slightly then remembered that his daughter was married and sat back.
“Flight Strike?” Fluttershy asked him. “What was Scarlet’s prediction?”
Scarlet Grace’s husband looked at Fluttershy. “Well, it was last night and Gracie was making some salad when she dropped the spoons. I was surprised but I saw she was having one of her episodes, so I watched and listened to her.”
“What did she say?” Discord asked as he sat up again.
Flight Strike looked at his father-in-law warily. “I… um…” He swallowed hard.
Scarlet Grace placed her paw on him and smiled. “Dad, you’re scaring him again.”
Discord folded his arms. “I’m not sorry; he’ll have to get over the fact that I’m intimidating.”
Fluttershy smiled as she flapped her wings. “Flight Strike, just tell me, okay?”
He looked at her and he visibly relaxed. “Sorry but anyway; Scarlet said: There is a wall, the reign is not ending. The shadow will return.”
Discord stood up and Flight Strike shrank back. “Was that all she said?”
“Yes, I’m sorry I really tried to pay attention.” He whispered and walked slightly behind Scarlet Grace.
“For a pony that married some pony that looks almost like her father, you sure are nervous around me.” Discord grinned. “Scarlet Grace resembles me. Why are you more frightened of me than her?” He asked as he loomed over Flight Strike.
“You’re her father, I respect you and… you’re scary. Scarlet is so beautiful, sweet and kind.” Flight Strike answered with big eyes.
Fluttershy started to giggle.
Discord looked at her. “What? Am I not beautiful, sweet and kind?”
“In your own way.” Fluttershy replied still giggling.
Scarlet Grace hugged Flight and kissed his cheek. “Dad isn’t that scary.”
“Says you, he’s your father.” He grinned up at Discord. “Sir… dad… Um can Scarlet Grace and I go now?”
Discord frowned. “No.”
Scarlet Grace looked at her father in shock. “Dad, why?”
He pouted at Scarlet Grace. “It’s like you don’t want to see me anymore. The first to leave the nest, the first to be married. Makes me sad.”
“Don’t be sad.” She grinned. “It’s okay Dad, Flight just wants to pick up some things in Canterlot. Besides I’m not the first in everything, I was the last born.”
Fluttershy looked up. “Not for long.”
“What?” Scarlet looked at her mother. “Mom? Are you saying?”
Fluttershy was blushing as she smiled and nodded. “Yes.”
Scarlet got up and walked around the table to hug her mother. “I’m going to be an older sister!” She hugged Fluttershy. “This is so exciting! Does Paradox and LillyRose know yet?”
“No.” Discord answered. “Lilly is still gone and Paradox has been scarce today, probably hanging out with your Mother’s guard.”
Scarlet Grace started to blink. “Mother’s guard? You mean Silver Dash?”
Fluttershy nodded. “Yes…” She brought her hoof up and waved it to Discord.
Flight Strike noticed Fluttershy waving and he quickly went to stand next to his wife. Discord’s ears went up and he walked closer to Fluttershy to look at Scarlet.
Scarlet started to blink faster and she suddenly grabbed Discord and her eyes became clouded over. “Nervous tension, someone has feelings, you will be accused, but nothing will come of it. The baby… the baby…” She stumbled slightly and Flight steadied her. “Celebrations, happiness and sadness. The shadow… it waits and will no longer be starved.”
Fluttershy said in a shaky voice. “What about the baby? Whose baby? Which baby?”
Scarlet Grace blinked her eyes again and saw all three of them looking at her. “What? Oh… I have a bad headache. Don’t tell me… I did it again?” She placed her paw on her pregnant belly.
“Yes, you did.” Discord said as he helped his daughter sit down with the assistance of Flight Strike. “Now I insist you and Flight stay here and have dinner with us.”
“What did I, I mean Scarlet say?” She asked as she sat down.
“You grabbed your father’s arm.” Flight said. “Just relax please.”
Discord kneeled in front of his daughter. “Scarlet mentioned a baby, but didn’t say anything more about it. She also said something about celebrations, happiness and sadness. I really wish I could figure out Scarlet’s predictions, but we don’t know the answers behind them until they happen. The shadow was mentioned again, I am not happy to know about the shadow.”
Flight Strike looked up. “What is the shadow?”
“The shadow is the reason Discord is ruling Equestria in Celestia’s place.” Fluttershy explained.
“I thought…” He stopped talking when he looked at his father-in-law. “Never mind.”
Discord started to laugh. “Grace, you never told him?”
“It slipped my mind.” She smiled. “I was busy…”
“Yeah, busy.” Discord made air quotes at the word busy.