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Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 57

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Lilly blinked at the rock that appeared right next to her it was small and didn’t look significant at all. She looked at it and squinted at the unremarkable stone. Then she grinned as she made it bigger. There was something written on it. “Twi, Dad and Silver are under enchantment we don’t know what to do.”lillygoingtoLilly let out a sigh as she went to the door of her Dad’s castle went out to the fountain. She rubbed her pregnant belly as she clicked her tongue and shrunk down and went in search for them.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 53

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Lilly was starting to get worried, hungry and cold. She stood up and stretched as she looked around the seemingly abandoned ruins. Her stomach growled as she opened her bag and started to eat an apple. She walked over to one vine covered wall and placed her hoof on it. A door suddenly appeared. “What?” She tried the handle but it didn’t budge. “I wonder where it goes.” She moved her hoof and it suddenly opened. Lilly walked into the room and the door shut behind her the hearth came to life as a fire started to burn; a table appeared with food on it. She blinked in surprise then smiled. “Thanks Dad.”

Discord’s ears perked up. “Some pony is in my castle.”

Twilight looked at him. “How in Equestria do you know that?”

He shrugged. “Oh. Well. I was worried for nothing, it’s just Lilly. I hope she finds it accommodating.” He then grinned at Twilight. “My castle and I, we are best buds. We tell each other everything.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever understand you.” Twilight muttered.

“It’s not in my nature to be understood.” Discord replied. Twilight glanced at him, but he wasn’t looking at her as he seemed more interested in another stalactite that was dripping red water.

Silver walked over to Twilight and whispered. “You know, I am beginning to think that you do like him.”

Twilight scoffed. “Oh… please. He’s just an annoyance. I want this over with so we can help Princess Celestia and get her back on the throne and get Equestria away from his grasp.”

“He’s not that bad of a ruler.” Silver muttered. “So what we get unusual rain and we have odd crops, it’s just part of chaos isn’t it? You cannot go through life without a little bit of disarray. Nothing is perfect.”

Twilight thought about it for a moment. “Hmph. You don’t understand; he’s pretty much the epitome of Chaos.”

Silver smirked. “Be glad he is on our side then. As I said, he isn’t that bad of a ruler.”

Twilight just shook her head and didn’t continue to talk about it as she watched Silver walk over to Discord.

“Um…” Silver said to Discord.

Discord’s looked down at Silver. “Yes?”

“When we find out the source of the water… What will we do with it?” Silver asked.

He smiled. “Well, I am hoping to get enough water to…” He paused as if he just didn’t want to tell Silver what he really wanted to do with the water. “I’m sorry; I just cannot tell you my intentions. Now, Twilight is intending to save her mentor Celestia, and I am not so sure even the Spring of Eternity will help her.” He looked sad then he smiled. “Hopefully, when we find the source we’ll be able to fix the problem.”

Silver watched him as he made a vial of water disappear as he strolled casually down the cave. She walked beside him as Twilight walked a couple paces behind taking a book from her side pack and was paging through it.

“So…” Discord said breaking the silence. “Silver, indulge me. What makes you interested in Paradox?”

Silver started to blush as she stumbled slightly at his question and she looked at her hooves. “I… I love him.” She felt her cheeks burning and she looked up at Discord. “I always wanted to be with him, we grew up together, but he was always fawning over other fillies so I… resigned myself that he and I were never meant to be… Until … the night he and I met on the training field near the barracks.”

His ears perked up. “Oh? Do tell.”

“Well, I thought he was a unicorn that had fallen down drunk and I offered to help him up and… he turned into Paradox and he told me… That I was beautiful.” She blushed as she flapped her wings. “He then asked me an odd question.”

“What question was that?” He blinked as they turned a corner and he looked up slightly.

“He asked me if he looked like a monster.” Silver said.

He glanced at her. “And your answer?”chatwdis“I… I told him no… and he hugged me and thanked me.”

Discord smiled. “Thank You.”

Silver blinked and looked at Discord. “Why are you thanking me?”

He shrugged as he was staring suddenly at something ahead of them she looked ahead too and stopped in her tracks. Looming ahead of them was a large barricade made of a fine crystal beyond the barrier was the water for the Spring of Eternity. It was backed up but in a few spots the barricade spouted little trickling leaks.

He smirked and made like he was cracking his knuckles as he strode over to it but stopped suddenly and fell over as if he fainted.

Silver gasped and ran forward, but fell too. Twilight frowned not knowing what was going on, carefully she approached the barrier felt her ears start to ring loudly she shook her head and stumbled forward only to fall as well. Knocked unconscious by something.

Paradox and Zero walked around the bend not even twenty minutes later and noticed the large crystal barrier then noticed Discord, Twilight, and Silver on the ground seemingly asleep.

Paradox saw Silver and was going to run to her side when Zero grabbed his tail.

“Wait, that isn’t normal. It’s an enchantment; I don’t think it’s safe to run over to them.” Zero stated. “It’s so strong that it even got Twilight and your father.”

“So, what do you suggest we do?” Paradox asked. “I don’t know anything about enchantments; Lilly is the only one that studied them.”

“Can you send Lilly something that would hint on the fact that we need help?” Zero asked.

“Maybe.” Paradox said.

Story: Paradox’s Despair -Chapter 45

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It was breakfast time and every pony had a pile of pancakes in front of them. Lilly and Zero sat next to one another and they both were focused on the plates in front of them. Paradox walked in and sat at the table after scrapping his chair loudly on the stone floor. His ears perked up when he saw Lilly and Zero sitting at the table. “I knew you were here!”

Lilly frowned at him. “Oh? How?”

Paradox gave her an “are you kidding” look. “Oh… I knew…” He poured syrup on his pancakes. He smiled when Fluttershy and Discord walked in. “Mom can Silver come in and eat with us?”hmmyeah“Sure Doxy.” Fluttershy replied and she suddenly smiled when she saw Lilly. “LillyRose, I am so happy to see you.” She trotted over to Lilly.

Lilly stood up and gave her mother a hug. “Hi Mom.”

“Silver!” Paradox shouted making Lilly and Fluttershy jump. “Come and have breakfast with us!”

Discord gave Paradox a disapproving look. “You could’ve gotten up and told her to step in here.”

Fluttershy shook her head and went back to talking to Lilly. “I missed seeing you get married.”

Lilly scuffed her hoof on the floor. “Sorry Mom. Sorry about everything.”

“I’m happy you’re back. We all missed you. Scarlet Grace is almost due, and I heard you had an eventful first few weeks this month.” Fluttershy was tearing up at her daughter. “I would’ve wanted to see you get married. I wanted to help you get ready for your marriage…” She moved her hoof up and wiped her eyes.

Lilly looked at the floor. “I’ll make it up to you.”

Fluttershy looked at Zero. “I never really got to meet you.” She said to him.

Zero blinked. “Yeah, I uh, I… I am so glad to meet you. Lady Fluttershy.” He bowed to her as well.

“Titles like that aren’t meant for family.” Fluttershy blushed and giggled. “And you are now family. You can call me Mom.” She went to over and gave him a hug. Zero had a look of shock on his face as Fluttershy hugged him gently.

She looked around and saw that Silver Dash had walked into the room and Paradox gave her a huge hug. Silver sat down beside Paradox and looked at him lovingly.

Fluttershy let go of Zero and smiled at him. “Welcome to the family.”

“Thank you Lady… I mean… Mom.” Zero blushed a lot.

“Ok, enough of this. Let’s eat something.” Discord announced as he pulled a chair out for Fluttershy. Fluttershy went over and sat down. “Thank you.”

Lilly blinked as she watched her mother, she looked at herself and back at her mother. “Mom?”

Fluttershy looked up at Lilly. “Yes?”

“You’re pregnant?”

Fluttershy blushed and looked at Discord and then back at Lilly. She was about to answer her when Paradox started laughing. “Don’t be silly Lilly! Mom can’t be pregnant.” He picked up a pancake to put in his mouth.

“Um…” Fluttershy began. “Doxy, I am pregnant.”

Paradox dropped his pancake. “What?!”

Silver Dash started to giggle at Paradox’s reaction.

Lilly smiled. “Oh! Mom! I’m so happy for you! How far along are you?”

“Only a month at least.” She blushed as Discord started to pet her mane.

Paradox seemed to shrug as he went back to eating; thinking that none of this concerned him that much.

Lilly started to blush as she looked at her plate of food. “Well, Aunt Misery already told you I was pregnant.”

“Lilly? You’re pregnant?” Silver gasped suddenly. “Wait, I’m missing something here. Doxy?”

Paradox looked at Silver after he shoved a pancake in his mouth. “What?” He asked with his mouth full.

Silver shook her head and was blushing profusely. “Nothing.” She stared at her plate as her cheeks burned with a blush.

Lilly started to laugh a little bit. “Anyway, Mom, we might have our foals at the same time. Isn’t that neat?”

Discord blinked when he realized what Lilly said. “What? Wait a minute; I don’t think I could handle that.”

Paradox started to snicker. “What is wrong Dad? Too chaotic for you?”

Discord’s eyes narrowed as he looked at his son. “Nothing is too chaotic for me. Nothing!”

“If you say so.” Paradox grinned as he stuffed another pancake in his mouth.

Fluttershy smiled at Lilly. “I don’t know maybe we will. Although, you’re showing a little bit more than I am. We should see the doctor soon.”

Lilly blinked. “A doctor?”

“I’m going to go to Ponyville in a couple days to see Dr. Epona Calliope. Want to come along? She’s been taking care of Scarlet Grace.” Fluttershy offered.

Lilly was blushing. “Sure, if it’s not too much trouble.” She then looked at Zero. “Dad?”

Discord had his mouth full since he decided to eat while they talked about pregnancy. “Mmm?” He looked at her.

“Zero needs his job back.”

Discord smiled. “What? Being your guard?” He started to laugh. “I don’t think so. Being married to your guard is a big distraction.” He stared at Zero for a long moment.

Zero gulped at Discord’s stare. “Um… I wasn’t really expecting to be Lilly’s guard again Sir.” Zero replied.

Discord grinned suddenly. “I think I have a new job for Zero.”

Zero felt like he was sweating. “Can I ask what?”

Discord’s grin spread. “I’ll tell you later.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 37.

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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.flightstrike

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.

“You can’t leave yet Lilly. You are needed in Canterlot.”

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…”pregnantsg

“Yeah, busy.” Discord made air quotes at the word busy.

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 28

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Fluttershy smiled when Paradox decided to join her while she went shopping for new yarn. “Dox, why the sudden interest in what I do?”

“Mom, can’t I hang out with you without being interrogated?” He asked as he put his paws behind his back as he walked around the yarn store. Silver stood near the entrance of the store being unemotional and stoic.

“I wasn’t interrogating you.” Fluttershy said as she looked at some green yarn.

Paradox smiled at his mother as he walked back to the front of the store, he looked at Silver and noticed that she was looking straight ahead with no emotion. He glanced around, noticing no one was watching he leaned down and kissed her lips softly.DoxSilver1

Silver looked at him as he kissed her and her wings popped up suddenly. “Dox… stop… please.” she whispered to him. “I don’t want to get into trouble.”

“Okay,” he said as he walked away casually as he rubbed his chin where his goatee was growing. He had a grin on his face after he licked his lips.

Fluttershy walked around the corner holding several skeins of yarn. “Dox please hold these?”Helpfuldox

He took them from her. “So, mom what would you say if I… um… found my mate?”
Fluttershy looked up from her browsing. “Oh Doxy, when have you had the time to find a mate?” She asked. “If you did though, I am sure she’d be a very lucky girl. You are like your father in so many ways.”

Paradox was blushing. “I did find a mate.”

Fluttershy looked at him. “Oh? When can I meet her?”

Silver’s ear twitched as she tried to listen in, she heard Paradox say, “Soon, I want to talk to her again and see what she would like to do.”

“Okay Doxy.” Fluttershy smiled. “When I was younger I never thought I’d ever be a proud mother of three beautiful intelligent children.”

“Mom…” Paradox muttered as he blushed.

Fluttershy bought the yarn and they started to walk out of the shop. “Come on, we have a lunch date with one of my friends.” Fluttershy said cheerfully. Silver nodded curtly as she followed them looking warily around. Paradox was impressed by how seriously his mate took her job.

“Who are we having lunch with mom?” Paradox asked as he walked beside his mother, he kept looking at Silver, but she was looking at any potential threat to Fluttershy.

“Rainbow Dash.” Fluttershy said. Paradox stopped in mid stride. Silver walked past him and smirked as she brushed his paw with one of her wings.

“I… um…” his mind raced. Then he took in a deep breath. “That is great.” he caught up to them. “I haven’t seen Rainbow Dash in forever and a day.” He continued hoping he didn’t sound nervous.

“Are you sure it’s okay Lady Fluttershy if I join you, mother and Paradox for lunch?” Silver asked.

Fluttershy looked at Silver Dash. “I insist. It would be odd to have you stand while your mother sits and eats.”

They arrived at the restaurant and were seated outside. Paradox sat across from Silver and Fluttershy sat down and looked up to wait for Rainbow Dash to arrive.

Silver had taken her helmet off and she looked at Paradox as he fidgeted in his seat nervously. She noticed him glance at her then over at his mother. Slowly he looked at his mother opened his mouth to tell her when Rainbow Dash landed next to him. “Hey, sorry I’m late.” She smiled as she walked over to her seat and sat down. She saw her daughter. “Hey Silver! What is new? My little girl so grown up.” She said proudly as she ruffled Silver’s mane with her hoof.

“Mom, geez, I’m an adult.” Silver smoothed her mane again. “And I have a mate now.” She blurted out.

Rainbow Dash looked at her daughter. “What?”

Paradox’s jaw fell and he started to shake his head vigorously at Silver.Doxyshocked“Oh, congratulations.” Fluttershy said cheerfully. “That is wonderful news. Paradox told me that he has a mate too.”

Rainbow Dash slowly turned and looked suspiciously at Paradox. “Oh… that is nice to know Fluttershy. Silver, who is your mate?” She asked while staring at Paradox.

Paradox was sweating under Rainbow Dash’s glare but he tried to act casual as he found the flower on the table was suddenly very interesting.

“Mom, really I rather you look at me while asking questions.” Silver stated as she folded her arms.

Rainbow Dash chuckled and nodded as she looked away from Paradox. “Yes, I’m sorry, so who is this mystery stallion?”

Silver grinned as she looked at Paradox and saw his eyes widen in a panic. “He’s right across from me.”

Both Fluttershy and Rainbow looked at Paradox at the same time. He blushed then put his head on the table with a loud thump. “I’m dead.”

Rainbow Dash started to laugh. “That is hilarious Silver. Come on tell me who it is?”

“It’s Paradox.” Silver said blushing at her mother.

“Doxy? Is Silver your mate?” Fluttershy asked him placing her hoof on his mane and petting him.

Paradox nodded as he kept his face hidden. “Yes, I love Silver… She is my heart.” He muttered into the table.

“Oh thank Celestia!” Rainbow Dash said in relief. “And here I thought she’d found some bone headed loser.”

“What?!” Paradox said as he sat up right away looking at Rainbow Dash in confusion.

Rainbow smiled at him. “Dox, you are perfect for Silver! Awesome! That means I am so going to get grandkids!”

“MOTHER!” Silver said as she blushed deeply and covered her face with her hooves.

Fluttershy sighed happily at her son. “Your father will be so happy to know this Dox.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 18

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Lilly felt her wings grow tired as she flew, she never flew this far before. Most of the times she used her magic to get her from one point to another and usually she liked showing off the fact that she knew more spells than Paradox did. She was crying when she had left the castle and she felt like her heart was being torn in half followed by loss and emptiness spreading over her whole entire body.

She flew towards the Crystal Mountains and she was determined to get to them that day and she faltered when her wings weakened slightly so she flew down towards a waterfall that she saw below her. When she landed she felt all her emotions flood around her as she fell down onto the damp grass. “I… cannot do this.”

“Do what?” A voice asked from the water.

Lilly looked up and saw a pony looking at her from the water. The pony blinked at her curiously and suddenly disappeared below the water. Lilly blinked and crawled to the edge of the water and looked for the pony. “Hello?”

“Hello?” The voice echoed from down the stream.

Lilly stood up slowly and looked down the stream trying to see the pony before. “Who are you? Where are you?”

“Hello?” A voice said right next to Lilly. Lilly looked back down to the stream and saw the pony she saw before in the water her mane looked very damp and was red and her coat was orange with strange iridescent colors that shined as she moved in the sun light in certain ways . The pony smiled up at her. “What are you?”

Lilly backed away from the water. “Come out of the water and talk to me.”

“That is impossible. What are you? I have seen a lot of ponies here, but you… you are different. I don’t talk to any other ponies, but you made me very curious.” The pony said as it looked at Lilly curiously.

“What do you mean impossible, just step out of the water.” Lilly flapped her wings in irritation.

“No can do.” The pony whispered as she slowly sank back down into the water. “I am beginning to think I should have kept my mouth shut.”

“Wait, I’m sorry. I’m not a pony.” Lilly said suddenly.

The pony in the water was just looking at her. She put her muzzle up slowly. “Not a pony? I knew it. What is she then?”

Lilly was thinking the same thing. “I’m a draconequus. What are you?”

kelpie“I’m a kelpie.” The pony in the water said proudly. “I come from a long lineage of kelpies. I cannot live out of the water though, my great, great, great, great, great… so many greats grandfather was able to come out of the water, but now we kelpies cannot.” She suddenly moved as her tail came up out of the water and made a splash.

“A kelpie…” Lilly mused. “How long have you been here? Wherever here is.”

The kelpie sunk below the surface of the water while still watching Lilly. Lilly saw her swim in the clear water and she actually looked like a fish, when she resurfaced she was a closer to the waterfall. “I have been here as long as the waterfall has been here.” She then swam back to Lilly. “Come into the water… It is nice.”

“No thank you.” Lilly said as she walked away from the water’s edge.

The kelpie lifted slightly out of the water and looked at her. “Why won’t you swim with me? I just want to hold you down so you can live with me forever.”

“Sorry, not interested.” Lilly growled.

“I love you though. You have pretty horns on your head and your long tail reminds me of a dragon.” The kelpie pouted.

“No.” Lilly said as she spread out her wings.

“Oh! Wings!” The kelpie looked at them and suddenly dived back down into the water then came back up and spit water toward Lilly. “Come swim before leaving… It will relax you; the water is nice and warm.”

“Sorry, but I am leaving.” Lilly jumped up into the sky and flew off.

“I shouldn’t have told her I wanted to drown her.” The kelpie muttered and dived back into the clear water.

Lilly shook her head as she flapped her wings tiredly; she changed her trajectory as she flew more towards the northwest where she had heard about gryphons. She paused in midair though when she remembered her mother telling her about a gryphon that yelled at her for no reason than just being in the way. She decided to just fly that way and see what happened when she got there. “I need to rest though, and I’m hungry.” She murmured to herself.

Story: Paradox’s Despair. Chapter 1

This is a story that follows The Story Her Butterflies. A few years into the future.  MLP:FiM Universe.

LillyRose and Paradox are older. A little wiser, a little stupid too. This story will be rated NC-17 in spots.

Paradox went upstairs to his room.
Paradox went upstairs to his room.
Paradox’s Despair
By: Colleen Phillips
Started writing on January 11, 2015

Paradox looked at the pony that tore his heart out and stomped on it. She was a mare with a gray coat and a dark brown mane he had given her gifts of gems and jewelry. Today though… when he had asked her to be with him; she had laughed in his face. “I could never be with you… look at yourself… You’re nothing but a monster.” She had said with venomous intent and she turned away from him.

It was this instant that made his heart fall; his body seemed to suddenly be drained. His slow descent into despair began, and he walked home to the cottage opened the door, didn’t hear his mother greet him as he stumbled up the stairs to his room.

Lilly suddenly was hit by a wave of hate and nausea as she looked around curiously. It was as if her soul was clenched in a heavy vice and was being squeezed. “Paradox.” She whispered.

“What did you say?” Lilly’s friends asked her when they noticed that she looked worried. Her friends were Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, Silver Dash, Sprinkle Icing and Crispin.

“I think my brother needs me.” Lilly answered them as she apologized. “Sorry. I’ll talk to you later.”

They waved to her as she rushed home.

Silver Dash looked a little worried. “I wonder what happened.”

Scootaloo shook her head. “Who knows, it’s Paradox.”

“Didn’t you go out with him?” Sprinkle asked; she was a light pink earth pony with a fluffy light blue mane.

“Yeah, he was fun, we had a lot of fun, but I guess it was just puppy love, we drifted apart.” Scootaloo sighed as if she had a little bit of regret.