It was breakfast time and every pony had a pile of pancakes in front of them. Lilly and Zero sat next to one another and they both were focused on the plates in front of them. Paradox walked in and sat at the table after scrapping his chair loudly on the stone floor. His ears perked up when he saw Lilly and Zero sitting at the table. “I knew you were here!”
Lilly frowned at him. “Oh? How?”
Paradox gave her an “are you kidding” look. “Oh… I knew…” He poured syrup on his pancakes. He smiled when Fluttershy and Discord walked in. “Mom can Silver come in and eat with us?”“Sure Doxy.” Fluttershy replied and she suddenly smiled when she saw Lilly. “LillyRose, I am so happy to see you.” She trotted over to Lilly.
Lilly stood up and gave her mother a hug. “Hi Mom.”
“Silver!” Paradox shouted making Lilly and Fluttershy jump. “Come and have breakfast with us!”
Discord gave Paradox a disapproving look. “You could’ve gotten up and told her to step in here.”
Fluttershy shook her head and went back to talking to Lilly. “I missed seeing you get married.”
Lilly scuffed her hoof on the floor. “Sorry Mom. Sorry about everything.”
“I’m happy you’re back. We all missed you. Scarlet Grace is almost due, and I heard you had an eventful first few weeks this month.” Fluttershy was tearing up at her daughter. “I would’ve wanted to see you get married. I wanted to help you get ready for your marriage…” She moved her hoof up and wiped her eyes.
Lilly looked at the floor. “I’ll make it up to you.”
Fluttershy looked at Zero. “I never really got to meet you.” She said to him.
Zero blinked. “Yeah, I uh, I… I am so glad to meet you. Lady Fluttershy.” He bowed to her as well.
“Titles like that aren’t meant for family.” Fluttershy blushed and giggled. “And you are now family. You can call me Mom.” She went to over and gave him a hug. Zero had a look of shock on his face as Fluttershy hugged him gently.
She looked around and saw that Silver Dash had walked into the room and Paradox gave her a huge hug. Silver sat down beside Paradox and looked at him lovingly.
Fluttershy let go of Zero and smiled at him. “Welcome to the family.”
“Thank you Lady… I mean… Mom.” Zero blushed a lot.
“Ok, enough of this. Let’s eat something.” Discord announced as he pulled a chair out for Fluttershy. Fluttershy went over and sat down. “Thank you.”
Lilly blinked as she watched her mother, she looked at herself and back at her mother. “Mom?”
Fluttershy looked up at Lilly. “Yes?”
Fluttershy blushed and looked at Discord and then back at Lilly. She was about to answer her when Paradox started laughing. “Don’t be silly Lilly! Mom can’t be pregnant.” He picked up a pancake to put in his mouth.
“Um…” Fluttershy began. “Doxy, I am pregnant.”
Paradox dropped his pancake. “What?!”
Silver Dash started to giggle at Paradox’s reaction.
Lilly smiled. “Oh! Mom! I’m so happy for you! How far along are you?”
“Only a month at least.” She blushed as Discord started to pet her mane.
Paradox seemed to shrug as he went back to eating; thinking that none of this concerned him that much.
Lilly started to blush as she looked at her plate of food. “Well, Aunt Misery already told you I was pregnant.”
“Lilly? You’re pregnant?” Silver gasped suddenly. “Wait, I’m missing something here. Doxy?”
Paradox looked at Silver after he shoved a pancake in his mouth. “What?” He asked with his mouth full.
Silver shook her head and was blushing profusely. “Nothing.” She stared at her plate as her cheeks burned with a blush.
Lilly started to laugh a little bit. “Anyway, Mom, we might have our foals at the same time. Isn’t that neat?”
Discord blinked when he realized what Lilly said. “What? Wait a minute; I don’t think I could handle that.”
Paradox started to snicker. “What is wrong Dad? Too chaotic for you?”
Discord’s eyes narrowed as he looked at his son. “Nothing is too chaotic for me. Nothing!”
“If you say so.” Paradox grinned as he stuffed another pancake in his mouth.
Fluttershy smiled at Lilly. “I don’t know maybe we will. Although, you’re showing a little bit more than I am. We should see the doctor soon.”
Lilly blinked. “A doctor?”
“I’m going to go to Ponyville in a couple days to see Dr. Epona Calliope. Want to come along? She’s been taking care of Scarlet Grace.” Fluttershy offered.
Lilly was blushing. “Sure, if it’s not too much trouble.” She then looked at Zero. “Dad?”
Discord had his mouth full since he decided to eat while they talked about pregnancy. “Mmm?” He looked at her.
“Zero needs his job back.”
Discord smiled. “What? Being your guard?” He started to laugh. “I don’t think so. Being married to your guard is a big distraction.” He stared at Zero for a long moment.
Zero gulped at Discord’s stare. “Um… I wasn’t really expecting to be Lilly’s guard again Sir.” Zero replied.
Discord grinned suddenly. “I think I have a new job for Zero.”
Zero felt like he was sweating. “Can I ask what?”
Discord’s grin spread. “I’ll tell you later.”