Paradox yawned and stretched as he put his arm around Silver but he suddenly gasped. She wasn’t there and he jumped up. “SILVER!”
“Sssssilver isn’t here. Come on Paradox, you need to come back to me… Didn’t you enjoy drowning in your dessspair?” Long shadowy tendrils rose around him and Paradox gulped.
“Go away.” Paradox closed his eyes. “Lilly saved me from you.”
“Come with me… I’ll ssshow you what they all really think of you…” The shadow grabbed Paradox’s wings and wrapped around them. “You’re a monsssster… ssshe will never marry the monssssster that dwellsss within your sssoul…”“NO! I’m not going with you! NO!” Paradox sat up in his bed and started gasping he looked around in his bedroom and saw Silver looking at him worry on her face.
“What happened Doxy?” She asked.
“Oh! Silver, you’re here… My sweet love.” Paradox put his fingers through her mane. “Don’t leave me Silver, please.”
“I’m here Dox, I won’t leave you.” She leaned against him. “I love you.”
“I love you too. Don’t leave me. I’m not really a monster, I’m not.” He gulped as he looked into her eyes.
Silver kissed his muzzle. “I know you’re not a monster. I know who I fell in love with.” She stared into his beautiful blue eyes as she kissed him. “I will forever think about how I can fly in the blue of your eyes getting lost but yet never lost because I would be a part of you forever.”
He sat up and pulled her to him. “Silver, its back, and it wants to drag me down again, I have to tell Lilly and Dad.”
“What is it?” Silver asked.
“I don’t know… but it said it needed me to fall back into despair again.” He let out a shuddering breath. “I don’t want to go back… I don’t ever want to be in that darkness again. I had nightmares that would last for days or weeks at a time. A demon would haunt me in those nightmares. I couldn’t see this demon, but he’d be there, whispering poison into my ears. At times I would think it was best if I just ended my life. I almost did a few times. I don’t want to be there again Silver. I don’t.”
“I won’t let it get you Doxy.” Silver said gently. “I’m here for you.”