A few days later.
Fluttershy shook her head as she looked at the box that she kept her tea and other herbs to keep from getting pregnant and sighed at how empty it was. “I guess I’ll be alright.”
There was a knock on the door. “Come in.”
“Mom?” Paradox asked as he peeked into the room.
Fluttershy smiled. “Dox! Come in please.” She was so happy her son came to see her.
“No, I’m just starting to get ready to go for a stroll outside.” She smiled lightly as she pushed the box further on the table. “Do you want to join me? Silver would love the company too.”
Paradox shuffled his feet. “That is why I’m here.” He sat down opposite Fluttershy then looked around nervously. “I want to ask her to marry me.” He whispered.
Fluttershy blinked. “Oh Doxy!” she smiled. “How are you going to ask?”
“I’m not sure, I want it to be special.” he fidgeted.
“Your father asked me on the night I was going to tell my friends that I was pregnant with you and Lilly.” She suddenly blushed. “I was so shocked I couldn’t speak. You know how he is; he made a huge production of it.” She smiled thinking back on it.
“I haven’t told Dad yet. Should I?” He looked nervous just speaking of it.
“Dox, you really shouldn’t worry, you’re very creative and I am sure you will be able to come up with a way to ask her. It’s not your father you should be worried about though. Silver is Rainbow Dash’s daughter, you’ll have to ask her if it is okay for you to marry Silver.”
His eyes widened. “Ask Rainbow Dash? Mom… you’re her friend can you ask for me?”
Fluttershy looked at him. “No Dox. You’ll have to.”
Paradox gave a sigh. “How am I going to ask her? This is getting complicated.”
“It’s only as complicated as you make it out to be.” Fluttershy smiled.
“How did Dad ask your family?”
“Oh, well Doxy, my family… um… my parents are no longer alive.” She whispered sadly.
“Oh! Oh so that is why Lilly and I don’t have grandparents. I’m sorry Mom, I forgot about that.” Paradox felt very awkward. “I have a lot to think about.”
“Are you going to join me on that walk?” Fluttershy asked.
He smiled at his mother. “Okay.”