Fluttershy felt so embarrassed sitting on the throne that Discord had fashioned for her. “Um, I… don’t like how every pony is staring at me.”
Discord looked at his wife and smiled. “They are not staring at you, they are admiring your beauty and envious of me who has such a beautiful wife. Eat your hearts out! She is mine!” He rubbed behind her wings as she blushed and tried to make herself look smaller.
“Lord?” The Captain of the guards addressed Discord. “Luna has assigned guards for you and your family. I do hope they meet your approval.” He stepped back and indicated the guards standing behind him at attention.
“Oh?” Discord leaned forward as he looked at the guards. “Which one is my wife’s?”
A young Pegasus stepped forward. “I… I am.” She said nervously.
“Excellent, I approve all of them, whatever Luna thinks would be best for my family so be it.” He grinned and sat back on the throne. “Oh, this is easy Fluttershy.”
Fluttershy just looked terrified on the throne. “C… can I go?”
Discord looked at her in shock. “But we just got here…” He noticed her panicking. “Oh, alright.”
“You.” Discord pointed at the Pegasus. “Take Lady Fluttershy to our room.”
“Thank you.” Fluttershy squeaked to him as her guard went over to her.
“Come on Aunt Fluttershy. I mean… Lady Fluttershy.” The Pegasus said.
Fluttershy looked at the Pegasus better and hazarded a smile. “Little Silver Dash, thank goodness you are someone I know. Aren’t you a little young to be in the guard?”
“Well you know how mom is…” Silver whispered as she walked with Fluttershy out of the throne room.
Fluttershy looked back at Discord as he started to get up and walk around the throne room. “Yes… I do know how Rainbow Dash can be.” She didn’t notice that Lilly had walked into the throne room quietly as the door closed.
The guards went to where they were supposed to go and meet up with their charges. Only one guard left was standing with the Captain. The earth pony guard Zero stood with the Captain as Discord kept changing their uniforms for his amusement. The Captain stood without emotion as Discord snapped his fingers making the guard’s uniform turn into pink tutus, cheerleading outfits, etc.
“Why are you still here?” Discord asked them both as he changed their uniform the color of puce. “I am sure you aren’t here because you want my company.”
“Your daughter told me that she would be here.” The Captain said. “This is her appointed guard.”
Discord looked at Zero and shook his head as he shrugged. “Well, if Lilly says she’ll be here she’ll be here.” He went back to his throne and sat down.
Lilly appeared out of thin air next to the Captain and the earth pony guard. “I am here.” She said calmly then looked at her appointed guard and back at her father. “I don’t need a guard Dad.” She said as she trotted up to Discord and went to sit on Fluttershy’s throne. “I am not a foal; I can take care of myself without a guard tagging along.”
“Lilly, the guards are here to protect us.” Discord sighed as he looked at his daughter.
Zero’s eyes widened as he watched Lilly argue with her father, but then he snapped to attention when he saw her point at him while she argued.
“What makes you think that he can even keep up with me?” Lilly huffed.
“You are not suggesting that you would try to lose the guard?” Discord muttered at her.
“No…” She grumbled, because that is what she was going to try to do the first chance she got. “Can we talk about this in private? I hate having them listen to me.” She waved at the guards. “I have to tell you something important, plus… where is Mom?”
“Your Mom got nervous being here, so I let her leave with her guard.”
Lilly sighed and looked tiredly at her father. “I need to talk to her too. I still don’t need a guard…”
“Too bad LillyRose. I’m going to put my hoof down… You will have a guard.” Discord folded his arms and put his hoof down.
“Fine!” Lilly groused as she stormed past the guard and to the door of the throne room. She looked back at him. “Well?!” She shouted at him.
Zero blinked suddenly when he realized she was talking to him. “Oh, um yes… Lady Chaos.” He trotted after her.
Lilly trotted quickly down the hallway and her mane seemed to spark with electricity as she walked. Zero followed behind her and he didn’t say anything as he heard her grumbling. “All I want to do is help and then I am told to have a guard watching me all the time…” She stopped for a second and turned to look right at Zero. “You! Don’t repeat what I say!” She growled.
Zero blinked at her. “Yes Lady Chaos.”
“Good.” She then started to walk again and he followed her.