Story: Paradox’s Despair – Chapter 48


A month later.SprinoEternity

Discord stood looking at the Spring of Eternity and he scratched his head. Twilight Sparkle stood next to him as she tried to make sense of why the spring was not producing any more water.

“So it stopped? Just recently?” She asked.

“No, it was slowly going away.” He stated. “If it was still producing water then we wouldn’t be here.”

Twilight looked up at him and noticed that he was frowning in puzzlement. “What do you suggest we do?”

“Maybe we will have to shrink ourselves down and follow it to its source. No, that would be … crazy.” He muttered as he started to smile.

“What?” Twilight asked.

He looked at her. “What?” He asked back. “I was just thinking out loud.”

“You said we should shrink ourselves down.” Twilight stated.

“If you heard me, why did you ask ‘what’?” Discord chuckled.

Twilight just looked at him for a moment. “Do you really think it would be a good idea to shrink ourselves down?”

“No, but what would be the harm? Besides getting smashed, eaten, maimed and many other horrible circumstances, I don’t see why not?” He grinned at her.

Twilight seemed to think about what he said. “If that is a way…”

“Aunt Twilight, why would you even begin to consider it?” Paradox asked as he looked at his father and aunt.

“Dox, with my knowledge of the spring, I believe shrinking is the only option.” Discord said. “Also I have always wanted to see little itty-bitty ponies.”ittybitty“Well, Silver Dash is not going.” Paradox said.

“Are you kidding?” Silver interjected as she looked at Paradox. “You may be my mate, but that doesn’t mean you make decisions for me.”

Lilly started to laugh. “Okay, Dad suppose we shrink down, but what if at the end whatever is blocking it, is way too large for little ponies to unblock it?”

“Well, I don’t know.” He snapped his fingers turned smaller snapped them again became giant sized then he slowly became normal size.

Twilight grumbled. “Real easy for you Discord, but some of us have a different way of doing magic.”

“Yes I know Twilight, but you see I have two of my children here and they can do chaotic magic as well.” He grinned at his son and daughter.

“I am not going in that small hole.” Paradox muttered.

“That isn’t what you said last night.” Silver giggled.

Paradox suddenly blushed. “Silver… not in front of Dad.”

Discord grinned. “Dox, I like your mate. She’s got a great sense of humor.”

Silver Dash smiled at Discord. “At least someone appreciates my humor.”

“Discord will make comedy out of anything.” Twilight stated as she walked over to the spring’s fountain. “Maybe it just needs repaired at this fountain.”

Paradox walked over to the fountain and poked his claw into the opening. “It’s dry.”

“See now you are poking your fingers in strange holes.” Silver muttered.

Discord snickered as he went over to the fountain. “I guess I’ll go first, being that I’m the smartest one here.”

Twilight gave him a look. “Ugh seriously?”

Lilly sighed. “Gee, thanks a lot Dad.”

Discord smiled as he snapped his fingers and shrunk down.

“I guess. I’ll have to shrink you all down?” Twilight grumbled.

“No way.” Paradox said as he put his paw on Silver Dash and they both shrank.

Lilly shook her head at Twilight. “Sorry Twilight, but I think I’ll just sit this out. I’m a little too pregnant for this.” She turned and nudged Zero towards Twilight. He had been quiet the whole time. “Zero will go.”

Zero flapped his wings. “What? Oh, wait a minute…” Lilly clicked her tongue and he shrunk while protesting.

“Okay then. See you later Lilly.” Twilight took in a deep breath as she used her unicorn magic and shrunk down.

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