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Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 95

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“Are thou sure ye need to do this?” Luna asked.

“It’s my brother, I thought he was gone forever but apparently being sent to Tartarus wasn’t enough for him; he had to become a demon. Trying to corrupt my children in their dreams… possessing them. The only way I can think of getting rid of him is to go to Tartarus and confront him there.”

“I’ll take you to the gates of Tartarus.” Twilight said quietly.

His ears went up as he looked at her. “Twilight, I wouldn’t ask you to lead me somewhere as dangerous as the gates of Tartarus.”

“I’ve been there before. I had to take Cerberus there when he wandered away. That was when Tirek escaped without our knowledge.” She put her head down. “Anyway, I can accompany you.”

“Thank you Twilight.” He looked at Luna. “It seems that he can only corrupt my children when they sleep, can you make sure they do not sleep until we get back?”

“That may become difficult.” Luna confessed. “We shall try our best. Good Luck Discord.”

Both Discord and Twilight disappeared in a flash of light.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 88

88.

A few odd hours later:

Twilight entered the throne room and she looked at Discord. “Celestia drank the potion. Now Discord, tell me the secret to getting you out of my head?”

He sat up and gave Twilight a box. “In that box is your key to getting your mind off of me.”

She looked at the box. “What is in the box?”

He shrugged then smiled. “I don’t know, but don’t open it here!” He put his paw up before she lifted the lid of the box.

She looked at him warily and looked at the box suspiciously. “You’re just trying to make fun of me. I won’t take this.” She put the box down.

“Have it your way then.” He shrugged. “How’s Celestia by the way?”

“She fell asleep as soon as she drank the potion. Did I give it to her correctly?” She asked as she stared at the box.

“Twilight, that potion is a zebra remedy, I guess it was a good thing I had given Zecora green turbulent water from beyond the Crystal Mountains. That water is very rare. I really don’t know how well that potion will work.”

Twilight looked worried, “What if Celestia never wakes up?”

“That isn’t my problem.” He muttered. “But, I think she’ll wake up.”

Twilight looked at him for a long moment without saying anything.

He started to get itchy under her stare. He looked at her. “What?”

“I don’t know.” She said suddenly. She did know; she was just thinking about the last dream she had and she suddenly swallowed hard as she walked away. “I’m going to check on Celestia.” She trotted quickly from the room.

Discord rubbed his muzzle. “What else can go wrong?”

A guard walked into the throne room and was about to say something when he saw the glaring look on Discord’s face. “This better be good news.” He growled.

The guard took his helmet off. “It’s me.” Zero answered. “I just wanted to tell you that Lilly needed to talk to you about the baby shower for Fluttershy.”

He smiled. “Yes, thank you Zero.” He went over to his son in law. “Did I ever tell you that you’re my second favorite son in law?”

“Um, no but you only have two son in laws.” Zero muttered.

“Right.” Discord said. “Flight is my first favorite. Come on, we’ll go and see what Lilly needs. Just let me put this here for a moment.” Discord picked up a box off the floor and placed it on a table. “She’ll be back for this.”

“Who’ll be back for that? What’s in the box?” Zero asked.

“Don’t worry about it Zero, my boy. Let’s go.” He led his son in law out the throne room and down the hall.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 69

69.

Twilight had gotten back from the castle, she had helped Luna get Celestia back into the bed, the Princess was still not herself and the water that she had gotten from the spring wasn’t what she expected. It made Celestia have more energy but it still didn’t help her.

She looked in the other room where Spike usually slept, but he wasn’t home. She let out a tired sigh as she walked slowly to her throne and sat down. The room was darkening as the sun set slowly. Twilight suddenly realized that Discord was making the sun set. She ran over to the window and looked outside; she had watched the sun set without any dramatic flair.

“Hmm.” She muttered as she walked up her stairs, to bed. “I thought maybe he’d be gloating or something.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 67

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Twilight held the water up to Celestia’s lips. “Please drink this Princess. It has healing properties.”

Celestia just stared into space like she always did but she drank the water slowly as Twilight tilted the glass to her.

Luna watched carefully as Twilight administered the water. “Tell me Twilight, where is the Spring of Eternity?”

Twilight looked at Luna smiling as she was about to say exactly where it was but she stopped. “It’s right on the… wait. He was right…” She blinked.

“Who was right?” Luna asked.

“Discord, he said I would not remember where the spring was…” she looked at Luna apologetically. “He was right… I don’t remember.”

Celestia blinked slowly and put up her hoof sweeping the glass of water onto the floor where it shattered. She moved slightly and shook her head she placed her hooves on the sides of her head. “No… NO! NO!” She started yelling.nocelestia

Twilight and Luna were shocked by the sudden reaction by Celestia. The princess was suddenly more animated she had been in almost a year. Both of them advanced carefully to Celestia.

“Sister, are ye quite alright?” Luna asked as she approached her.

“Celestia, its ok…” Twilight said as she approached too. “It’s me, Twilight Sparkle and your Sister Luna.”

“NO!” Celestia screamed suddenly. “NO!” She stood up quickly and spread her wings out.no

“We need to restrain her!” Luna yelled out. “She cannot be allowed to fly in her state.”

Twilight nodded as she used her magic to make Celestia’s wings fold back. “She’s strong!” She gasped.

“We know.” Luna said as she used her magic too. “She is still not healed. We thought the Spring of Eternity would help.”

“It sure gave her more energy.” Twilight huffed out.

Celestia was breathing hard as she stared at both Luna and Twilight. She was frowning with her head down and her breath came out as snorts through her nostrils. “No…” she said again as she slowly took a couple of steps and collapsed, falling asleep almost instantly.

“Perhaps we shall give her less of the water tomorrow? Maybe a little goes a long way?” Luna asked.

“I’m beginning to think I was tricked in giving Celestia the wrong water.” Twilight muttered as she frowned.

Luna glanced at Twilight. “Thou said that Discord drank the water in front of thou. How is that a trick?”

“I don’t know, but I have my suspicions. I think I will confront him about it.”

“Don’t be so quick to judge.” Luna stated. “Be sure thou has a valid argument before thou confronts.”

“But, Princess Luna… How can you let him rule in place of Celestia? Do you have any idea what he does during the day?”

“Yes, we do.” Luna frowned. “We have witnessed what Discord does during the day. He conducts matters of the kingdom during the day, he listens to the citizens and he does what needs done. What is he doing that makes thou disapprove?”

Twilight sat for a moment, unable to come up with a valid argument. “He’s planning something. That is all I have to say.”

Luna shook her head. “That is not a valid reason until he does something ye will have to endure until Celestia is well again.”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 66

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They stood outside of the fountain still in their shrunken state. Twilight wiggled out of Discord’s grip quickly and she frowned at him. “Don’t touch me.” She muttered as she flapped her wings slightly, her cheeks were flush.

Discord shrugged. “Okay. Prin… cess.” He looked at her and shook his head then snapped his fingers and he became normal sized. Twilight used her magic and she grew. All of them grew; Lilly and Zero were the last to change size.

Twilight trotted to the fountain and looked at it. “There’s still no water.”

“Geez Aunt Twilight. Give it time.” Paradox snorted.

There was a strange bubbling noise coming from the fountain and a rather small trickling of water started drop from the mouth of the fountain.

“Hey there we go.” Zero stated as he looked at the water. “It’s crystal blue in color.”

“Excellent. That is the way it’s supposed to look.” Discord stated and looked at Lilly. “You never cease to amaze me.”

“Should have brought her along to begin with.” Twilight stated as she glanced at Lilly while Discord examined the water.

“I really didn’t want to go.” Lilly said as she yawned.

Discord nodded at his daughter. “Maybe you and Zero should head back home.” He put his paw on her head as he leaned down and whispered something in her ear. She blinked at him and nodded.

“Yeah. Good night every pony.” She spread her wings and Zero did the same as they both flew off.

“So now what?” Paradox asked as he looked at the water.

Discord grinned as he went to the fountain and started to drink the water. When he was done he smacked his lips. “Yep that is refreshing. Makes me feel about a hundred years younger.”

Twilight rolled her eyes. “Move please. I’m going to fill these things.” She had a couple containers and started to fill them with the water.

Paradox was starting to yawn as he looked at Silver; she was watching Twilight as she leaned against him. “Do you remember anything about sleep walking?” he asked.

“I don’t sleep walk, I used to when I was a filly, mom says she had to lock my room afraid I’d walk off the cloud.” She giggled. “Why do you ask?”

“Oh um, no reason.” Paradox muttered then hugged her. “I think we should have dinner with Rainbow Dash soon.”

“Why do you want to have dinner with mom?” Silver asked.

Paradox shrugged. “I have to ask her something.”

“Okay, I have what we needed.” Twilight announced. “Can we go?”

“Not quite.” Discord stated as he filled a couple vials himself. “Now we can.” He started to chuckle. “By the way, you won’t remember where this is.”

Twilight looked defiantly at him. “Yes I will.”

“Believe me you won’t.” He started laughing as he held up his claw and snapped his fingers.

All four of them appeared in Canterlot in the throne room. Discord casually strode over to the throne and sat down. Twilight let out a sigh. “Thanks. Now perhaps we can get this place back in order.”

“Good luck with that water. I’ll hold down the fort while you ‘heal’ Celestia.” He lounged on the throne.

Paradox and Silver watched as Twilight left and Paradox went over to his father. “Dad, what will happen if the water works?”

“We move back to Ponyville of course.” He replied.

“You’d give this up?” He asked.

“Of course Dox. I promised your mother I would.”lounge

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 65

65.

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.white-roses-

“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.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 63

63.

Twilight gasped as she sat up quickly. She looked around where she was, and she was by herself in an empty room again. She let out a relieved sigh and put her hoof up to her forehead and felt her horn. “Thank goodness.” She whispered. She sat down and looked at the blank wall in front of her. “I am not going to move.”

“Oh, now you start using your intelligence.” A voice whispered to her.

Twilight’s ears perked up. “I have always considered myself intelligent.”

“Not as intelligent as the tall one apparently. It’s a good thing he doesn’t know what you have been thinking about…” The voice mocked.

Twilight blushed, wanted to retort, but didn’t know what she could say since she never saw who owned the voice.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 58 (Rated mature)

58. (rated mature)

Twilight opened her eyes slightly, she was in a large bed and she blinked suddenly as she felt her cheeks burning at remembering the last thing that was happening to her a stallion nibbling her neck? She sat up fast panting heavily. It was pitch black in the room and she knew some pony was in the bed with her and she started to breath in deeper and faster. Her eyes were wide as she tried to see anything in front of her trying to filter any type of light into her eyes so she could make out shapes. Nothing. She moved her hoof over the sheets and stopped when she felt a warm body next to her.

Whoever belonged to the body moved and she made a strangled cry in which she covered her mouth with both front hooves. “Mm…” She tried to get out of the bed, but it seemed the bed was big and she ended up in the same place she was a few seconds before, sitting up in the dark room right next to a warm body… a stallion? A mare? Both? She still couldn’t see all she could do was feel around. She concentrated to see if she could light her horn and suddenly she realized she didn’t have a horn. “What?” She put her hoof on her forehead. “Oh no…”

The body moved again and she froze in place she felt her heart start to race and she gulped. The owner of the body suddenly sat up next to her, she knew it because she felt the movement and the cold air moved around her body as the sheet was pulled up with the body. She heard breathing next to her and she tried to see who it was that she was in bed with, was it one of those strange stallions? ‘Please don’t be a mare; please don’t be a …m…’

She felt the pony nibble on her neck and she bit her bottom lip as she started to relax at the feel. She suddenly shook her head as hooves were put around her waist she then blinked when she noticed that those weren’t hooves around her waist. “Oh No! Oh No… No…” She gasped as she shook her head more. “No…”twiscared

“Aww Twilight. You’ll hurt my feelings.” He said in her ear as she felt his teeth nibbling and his tongue licking it. “I thought you enjoyed my company.”

She was breathing deeply as she saw his claw and paw around her waist and she put her hoof on them and started to pry him off of her. “No… I don’t want to… No… This isn’t real…”

Discord pulled her to him as he kissed down her neck. “If you didn’t want to, you wouldn’t be here with me.”

She shook in his arms as he moved his paw up her side and moved his claw down her front. “No, this is not… real. It cannot be.” She whispered as he slowly moved his claw down her stomach.

“Of course it’s not real.” He replied as he kissed down her neck. “The real Discord wouldn’t do this to you…” He inched his claw down between her legs and she let out a gasp as he started to slide his fingers over her wet folds. “See, I knew you wanted me.” He muttered softly.

Twilight moaned out as he rubbed her expertly with his fingers. “N… uh… oh… uh…” She sighed as she closed her eyes.

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 54 – Mildly PG rated.

54.

Twilight blinked as she stood up, looking around she wasn’t in the cave anymore. She was in an empty room and it was eerily quiet. Her ears twitched when she heard a strange whispering to the left of her. She turned and spotted a door. She trotted towards it and reached for the handle. The door opened right before she touched it swinging inwards and she looked in the room. The room was luxuriously decorated with large silk pillows everywhere; it wasn’t empty, there were ponies in the room all relaxing, some ate, some slept and she blushed when she had noticed some ponies were doing other things she felt should be done in a more private setting. She tried to walk through the room, but as she walked further in the ponies she noticed were doing more naughty things. She was blushing a lot and she stopped to go back the way she came, but noticed that she couldn’t find the door she used before.

“Join us here.” A young stallion smiled at her, he was looking at her as he lounged on a large satin pillow. “You look healthy, you’d have fun.”

“You have pretty wings.” A mare smiled up at her and Twilight suddenly gasped because the mare was still in the middle of mating with another stallion. “I want to pet them.”

“Um, no.” Twilight muttered. She was trying to back up but ended up bumping into another stallion. “Where are we?”

“You’re nowhere, you’re dreaming, so have fun until you wake up.” The first stallion said as he stood up and nuzzled her neck.

Twilight gasped and stepped further away from him. “No. I’m not comfortable with that, I… I don’t even know you. Where are we? I can’t be dreaming… I don’t dream about things like this.”

“Yes, you do…” Some other pony whispered in her ear and started to nibble along her neck.

“No… I don’t…” She sighed as she closed her eyes. “I only dream about… books…?”

Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 53

53.

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.