Lilly was completely baffled. There was a white rose growing in the middle of the barrier. Paradox saw it and pointed it out to her and she tried to approach it but the ringing in her ears got so strong she was on the verge of passing out when Paradox and Zero pulled her back. “That is the key to breaking the spell.” She said.
“How do we get to it?” Zero asked. “If you get even close to it, you almost fall under the enchantment.”
Lilly sat down. “There has to be a way, maybe if I teleport next to it?”
Paradox was rubbing his chin. “And if you pass out just as you teleport next to it? What will we do?”
Lilly shook her head. “I…” She began but then stopped talking when she saw movement over where Discord, Silver and Twilight was. Silver had stood up and she was walking slowly over towards the rose.
Paradox glanced at what Lilly was looking at and he stared. “Silver…?”
Lilly put her hoof on Paradox. “She’s not awake. She’s sleep walking, but why is she… walking to the rose? Maybe we can… get her to bring it to us.”
“How can we do that?” Zero asked.
“Paradox has to ask her to bring it to him.” Lilly smiled at her brother. “Go ahead Dox, get her attention and ask her to bring the rose to us.”
Paradox looked at Silver as she walked in her sleep. “Silver, can you bring me the white rose? I want to see it.”
Silver had her eyes half closed as she looked towards him. “Paradox… You are here? Were you going to ask me something?” She said softly.
Paradox looked confused. “Ask you something?”
Lilly nodded and pointed urgently to the rose.
“Yes, can you bring me the rose?” He asked.
“That wasn’t the question.” Silver said softly as she looked over at the white rose. “I’ll bring you that, but you need to ask me that question you have wanted to ask me.”
Lilly looked at Paradox and she saw him physically shaking. “S… sure… bring me… the R-r-r… rose and I… I will ask t… the question.” He stuttered.
Zero looked at Paradox. “When did you start stuttering?”
Lilly blinked at how uncomfortable her brother got. “Dox, you only stutter when you get too nervous, and you never get nervous.”
“I… I’m n… not… stu… stuttering.” He stammered as he looked back at Silver as she grabbed the rose delicately in her mouth. She started to walk towards them slowly.
Silver stopped right in front of Paradox and she dropped the rose and Lilly grabbed it quickly in her mouth before it fell on the ground. Silver looked up at Paradox. “Ask me your question.”
“S… Silver…” Paradox stuttered as he bit his lower lip. “I…I can’t ask you this question wh… while … you’re a… asleep.”
“Paradox, please ask me.” Silver looked at him her silver magenta eyes shined. “Think of it as practice when you ask me while I am awake.”
Paradox swallowed hard as he suddenly kneeled in front of her and grabbed her hoof. “Silver, will you… M… Marry me?” He asked her.
Silver Dash slowly nodded as she blinked her eyes. “I will.”
Lilly blinked in surprise as she almost dropped the rose. “Is that why you were stuttering?”
Paradox nodded as he pet Silver’s hoof as Silver suddenly lay back down and fell back asleep. “Yeah, the… ques… question makes me… stutter. I haven’t asked Rainbow Dash if I could marry her daughter.” He looked worriedly at Silver as she slept again.
“That is rough.” Zero said. “I guess I am happy Lilly and I eloped.”
Lilly blinked then looked at the rose. “This isn’t anything but a regular rose.”
“It is a regular rose! It’s also my home!” A white wisp flew by and landed on Lilly’s muzzle.
Lilly looked at the wisp with her eyes crossed. “What? Are you responsible for them being under enchantment?”
“Who? The tall one, the repressed one and the one in love?” The wisp asked.
“Yes.” Lilly nodded and the wisp made a small squeak as it held onto her.
“Yeah, I don’t like things bothering the pretty water wall. I worked many years to make it look pretty like this.”
“Can you break the spell they are under?” Lilly asked. “If you do I will take them away from here to not bother you again.”
“But, I like talking to them. They amuse me… except the tall one… he doesn’t amuse me… he’s too intelligent.” The wisp seemed to sound annoyed.
“Well, also I wouldn’t mind if you let some of that water through? That water wall will still look nice with a small waterfall in the middle. That is a trend now; they call it a water feature.”
The wisp made a slight “Oooh” Sound and flew from Lilly’s muzzle and over to the bodies of Discord, Silver and Twilight. It alighted on each of their muzzles and it flew up to the wall. Lilly lost sight of it.
“It’s about time.” Discord slowly sat up. “I thought I was going to die from boredom.”
Twilight blinked while she sat up, she rubbed her temple. “Oh, my head.” She looked around spotted Discord next to her; she got up quickly as she blushed looking away from him.
Silver looked up and saw Paradox looking down at her. “Doxy? What happened?”
Paradox knelt down next to her and pulled her into his lap. “Nothing to be worried about.” He grinned as he kissed her gently on the lips.
Discord stood up and stretched. “So I guess we knock down this barrier?”
Lilly shook her head. “No Dad… I made a deal with the creator of the barrier.”
Twilight looked at Lilly in shock. “We need the water? What sort of deal did you make?”
Lilly looked at the wall for a few moments. “I am sure that the deal I made will help us at least a little bit, I suggest we don’t wait around for too long.” She saw one of the leaks that was trickling down the wall was starting to grow larger letting more water spill forth.
Discord noticed the water too. “Yep, we might need to make a hasty retreat, maybe a teleportation spell?”
He grabbed Twilight before she could protest and snapped his fingers.
Lilly hugged Zero to her and clicked her tongue. Paradox teleported too holding Silver close to him.