Fluttershy awoke in a panic. “Oh my goodness!” Her heart was racing and she was shaking all over.
Discord was instantly alert. “What is it? Who’s there?” He asked in the darkness until he realized it was his wife that was shaking. “Fluttershy? What is it?”
“I had a bad dream, but it seemed so very real.” She started to shiver.
He put his arms around her and pulled her to him. “Tell me about it. It might be nothing. Do you remember any of it?”
“I remember running away and my wings were gone and I…” She leaned against him. “It scared me.”
“Almost sounds like you were dreaming of our first meeting.” He chuckled.
She shook her head, “No. I was scared then, but this was… worse.”
“Okay Fluttershy, let me calm you.” He whispered as he placed his claw over her head moving his fingers though her mane softly. She usually thought he did that to soothe her but what he really was doing was entering her dreams.Discord stood in Fluttershy’s dreamscape he looked around and saw a few doors. He strolled through them; they were well organized and labeled appropriately. “Animals, birds, insects, love, Discord, food, recipes, friends, pregnancy, dragons, monsters, shadows, strange noises…” from happy to scary dreams. He stopped at the door that read: recent dreams. Placing a paw on it he opened to door slowly and walked in.
Fluttershy was running quickly and suddenly ran right into him. “Oh my goodness! Discord!” She was panting. “We have to run! Please run.” She looked behind her with panic in her eyes.
He looked at what was approaching and saw nothing. “Fluttershy, there’s nothing there.”
“No its there! Go Discord! Please!” She wiggled from his grasp and ran off.
“It’sss you!” A voice whispered to him.
“The shadow?” Discord’s eyes narrowed. “What’re you doing in my wife’s dreams?”
“The quessstion isn’t that, it’ss what are you doing in her dreamsss?” The shadow started to loom up above him. “We’d love to invade your dreamsss maybe we’d get you to be on our ssside.”
“I doubt that.” He frowned as he looked at the shadow closer, for a moment he could have sworn it sounded like… He shook his head. “Leave my family alone.”
“Discord? What are thou doing?” Luna said as she walked into the dream.
Discord pointed at the shadow. “This is trying to come back.”
The shadow suddenly started to cringe and recede at the sight of Luna. “Hisss.”
She looked at Discord. “I’ll handle it. Please Discord let Fluttershy know that she is safe as long as I’m around.”
“Thank you Luna.” He blinked and was out of the dream and back in bed slowly rubbing Fluttershy’s mane.
“Discord, that feels so wonderful.” Fluttershy murmured as she cuddled up against him. She had no idea he’d gone into her dreams.
“Do you feel better?” He asked her softly continuing to rub her mane behind her ears and down her neck.
“Knowing that you are here, I feel better.” She whispered and yawned.
“Luna will protect you in your dreams.” He whispered to her. “I’ll protect you here.” He rubbed down her back between her wings and moved his paw to her pregnant belly. “I only want you to be happy, healthy and relaxed. I love you and our family.” He frowned as he recalled the voice of the shadow. It sounded like some pony familiar.