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Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 82

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A week later Twilight had just left the room where Celestia was being kept. She didn’t awaken the whole time Twilight had been with her. Twilight saw that the day was coming to an end as she walked down the hallway of Canterlot castle. She felt that everything she had tried to make Celestia better had failed.

She was about to walk out the nearest door to the courtyard when she saw Discord walk from the throne room and down the hall. She decided to follow him.

Discord’s ear perked up when he heard Twilight following him. He chose to ignore her and opened a door to the side and went in.

Twilight ran up to the door Discord just went in. Taking a deep breath she opened it and went in as well. She blinked suddenly when she noticed she was in Discord’s library. “What?” She turned around and the door she entered was gone. “Discord!”

He appeared in front of her and placed his paw on her chin. “You’re following me. Why?”

Twilight moved her head away. “I… Why are we in your library?” She asked back.

“I seem to be the one that is asking the questions here.” He replied as a pair of glasses appeared on the bridge of his muzzle. “Why were you following me? Is there a reason? Do you want to ask me something?”

Twilight looked at him. “I… I shouldn’t have to explain myself to you.” She huffed.

“Whatever Twilight.” He started to pull books from random shelves of his library with his magic. “I think anything you need answers to are in here.” He piled the books in front of her. “Now if you will excuse me; I have to check on my pregnant wife.” He disappeared leaving her alone.

“I didn’t want to look through your library!” She shouted.

His voice answered. “Well… too bad!”

Twilight looked at the books placed before her and she blinked. “How to cure brain injuries. Dementia and you. When can I pull the plug? The healing power of crystals.” She read the titles out loud as she looked through them. “How to survive the Zom-pony apocalypse? What?” Twilight placed the book to the side. “That’s a silly title.”

Twilight stared at the books hoping one would just present itself to her. She lifted one up and started to page through it. She never read this book before and wondered what other books were in Discord’s library that had never been seen by any pony. She frowned as she read some of the chapter of the book she opened. Some of the best cures have been developed through natural means. If anyone is to have suffered a mental breakdown, be sure to get a lot of sunshine, and consult a zebra.

“What? Consult a zebra? Why?” She read through the book more as her eyes started to widen. “Why isn’t this book in my library?” She closed it and looked at the title.

Cures for the Mind and Soul. Written by Star Swirl the Bearded.” Twilight gasped as she opened the book again and saw that it was even signed by him. It was inscribed: To my associate Discord hopefully you don’t cause too much chaos while I am away. –Star Swirl. Twilight was in total shock as she started to read the book more.