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Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 83

83.

“Why wait for my advice?” Zecora said as she walked to a wall and pulled a vial from it. “You know I would not ask a price.”

Twilight sighed. “I know Zecora, but I didn’t know that you would actually have a cure for what is wrong with Celestia.”

The zebra smiled at Twilight. “It’s not a difficult task to just ask.” She looked at the vial she had taken down from the wall and shook her head as she placed it back up on the wall again.

“So, I’m asking now, is there a cure for Celestia?”

“Calling it a cure is a bit obscure.” Zecora looked at all the vials she had on her wall and frowned. “It was here, maybe it is over there?” She trotted over to the other wall and was looking at her collection of vials and containers.

“What does the vial look like?” Twilight asked as she looked at the walls.

“The vial contains something volatile and green. And yet it cannot be seen.” Zecora seemed to be a little perplexed.

Twilight looked at a wall full of dried plants and several vials. One vial she spotted was green and looked like it had bubbles in it. “Is it this one?” She asked as she pointed at the vial.

Zecora looked at the vial and smiled. “It is found. Safe and sound.” Zecora took it from the wall and went to a mortar and pestle unstopped the vial and dripped two drops into the mortar. She walked over to some dried plants and grabbed some red looking seeds and placed them next to the mortar. She walked to another set of dried plants and looked through them and smiled when she spotted what she was looking for. She grabbed the green plants and went to the mortar and placed some of the leaves into the mortar. She placed the red seeds in the mortar and grabbed the pestle with her mouth and started to grind all the ingredients together. When she was done she pushed the mortar to the side and grabbed the vial of green liquid again.

“This is highly powerful, I was surprised that Discord let me have this in exchange for the advice I gave him. I had asked him for the water of the Spring of Eternity, but he wasn’t easily swayed to give that to me.” She lifted the mortar and filled a flask with the ingredients then added the rest of the vial into the flask. She held it up and swirled it, the color changed from a bright green to a light lavender color.

Twilight just looked at the flask and looked at Zecora. “So what do you call this? Is this the cure I’ve been needing?”

The zebra placed the flask on the table and looked over at Twilight. “For you there is an easy task, your reward shall be this flask.”

“You want me to do something for you?” Twilight asked.

“You feel that it is uncouth, to reveal the truth. You have to see; that the truth will set you free. Tell him how you feel then maybe I will give this to help her heal.”

Twilight blinked as her cheeks burned. “What do you mean?”

Zecora chuckled. “Oh, I see. This, I didn’t foresee. Denial will not get you this vial.” She placed it on a shelf.

“Wait! Zecora! Please I need that to help Celestia. I really don’t know what you are asking me to do.” Twilight bit her bottom lip nervously.

Zecora looked Twilight in the eyes. “You tell him how you feel. Then you can have this to heal.”

Twilight swallowed and put her head down. “I can’t tell him how I feel.”

“Only when the truth is in motion, will you receive the full magic of this potion.” Zecora stated.

“Okay Zecora, how long will that last?”

“It’s an exotic brew, it will keep for a week or two.” The zebra nodded.

“Alright. I’ll be back.” Twilight left the hut empty hooved.