Blinking his eyes Discord was standing in a hallway of dream doors. One door opened and Luna walked out. “Greetings Element of Chaos. First we shall find Twilight.”“Sure thing Luna.” Discord replied as he looked at the doors.
Luna walked along the hallway leading him towards one door. She placed a hoof on it then looked back at him. “Please do not judge Twilight on this dream she is having a very difficult time adjusting. The wisp from the Spring of Eternity has planted a thought in her that she cannot shake.”
He grinned. “She had told me about some of the things she had dreamt.”
Luna opened the door after nodding. “Now thou will see.”
They both walked in a room that was lit in mint green light. A bed was in the middle of the room and there was a figure tied to it with leather restraints and some chains. Twilight was standing on the bed over the restrained figure.
“Very interesting.” Discord said as his eyebrow went up.
Twilight gasped as she turned around and saw Luna and Discord. “Oh, um I can explain…” The figure on the bed was Twilight’s image of Discord restrained. Her cheeks were bright red as she looked at the real Discord.
Discord had a smirk on his face as he looked at her. “You think I’d actually allow you to do that to me?” He asked finally.
He made the restraints disappear. “Don’t worry Twilight, I’m just teasing you.”
Luna paused at another door. “We are there. Thou prepared?”
Discord took in a deep breath. Twilight formed her LillyRose disguise as Luna opened the door.
Celestia was sitting at a table with a darkened figure. She had a gag in her mouth and she looked at them with fear in her eyes. When she saw LillyRose and Discord she started to shake her head fast as tears formed in her eyes.
The shadowy figure stood up. “Well, thissss issss not what I expected. Luna you have decided to give me sssomething that I had desssired? How generoussss.”
Discord stepped forward. “It was my idea. I decided to join you. Only if you release Princess Celestia.”
“Excellent.” The shadow slowly approached Discord. “What of your daughter here?” It turned to look at Twilight disguised as Lilly.
Discord shook his head. “You don’t want her. She no longer carries the foal you wish to corrupt.”
The figure started to melt a bit turning into a mist and started to slowly wrap around Discord’s legs. “So be it then. Celestia will no longer be possessed by me, I shall take you over. Then after, I’ll convince the rest of your family to join me.”
Discord grit his teeth as the shadow started to run up around his body. He looked over at Celestia as Luna and Twilight, still looking like Lilly, untied her. They both moved as fast as they could, getting Celestia away from the shadow’s influence.
Celestia watched him being taken over. “Don’t let it take you…” She said suddenly as she shrugged out of Luna’s grasp.
“Keep back Tia… it’s the only way…” Discord muttered as the shadow twisted around his waist. “I want you to be safe. Go Celestia. Save yourself…”
Outside the dream.
Celestia awoke and she looked around her room in a panic. Twilight was snuggled in a bed and she saw Luna sitting in her trance-like state when she enters dreams. Right next to Luna was Discord who was twitching oddly.
Celestia started to get up from her bed to go over to her sister and Discord. She fell out of the bed and onto the floor, her legs were so weak. She winced because she had also twisted one of her wings.
“Discord… Luna… Don’t let it…” she crawled to them. “No… I’d rather be possessed than let it have chaotic magic…” She reached out to them and Discord’s eyes opened.
“Tia?” He looked at her. “Look at you, you’re awake. Long time no see.”
She looked up at him with wide eyes. “Discord? Are you alright?”
He stretched his wings out. “Never better. Now you shouldn’t be on the floor like that.” He stood up and carefully picked her up and walked her back to her bed. “Little steps, you’ve been comatose for a long time. You need to gradually exercise.” He looked at her hurt wing and magically wrapped it in bandages.
Luna awoke from her trance blinking several times and looked over at Discord tucking Princess Celestia in bed. “Thou accomplished it!” She said as she spread her wings and quickly went over to them. “Sister! We are so happy ye is back!” She hugged Celestia and hugged Discord to his surprise.
Twilight sat up in bed. “Did it work?”
“No.” Discord snickered as he looked at her. “The plan failed and Luna is hugging me…”
She looked at him and then saw Celestia awake and coherent. She got out of bed and flew over to them. “Princess Celestia, I’m so happy you’re awake. I was so worried…” she hugged her mentor tightly.
Celestia was shocked by the hug from Luna and Twilight. She looked at Discord. “How did? What happened? Before I awoke you were being taken over…”
“You only thought I was being taken over. I wasn’t really.” He started to laugh. “The demon made a mistake by trusting its eyes.”
“It tried to take me.” Twilight stated. “I was disguised as Discord… when it took me over I was able to defeat it and send it back to Tartarus.”
“Yes, I was actually disguised as LillyRose.” Discord snickered.
Celestia gave him a tight hug to his surprise. “Thank you.” She looked up at him.
“Hey, no big deal. Sorry it took so long to figure it out.” He said as he gave her a gentle hug back. “You need to take it easy though. You twisted your wing and have a bruise on your neck from falling out of the bed.” He stepped away from the three Princesses.
“Yes. We are so glad thou is feeling better.” Luna sniffled. “We shall help in the recovery process.”
“I need to check on Fluttershy and the baby.” Discord said as he started to gradually leave the room.
“A baby?” Celestia asked. “How long was I out?”
“I need to talk with you Discord.” Twilight stated as she left Celestia’s side to walk out of the room with Discord. Luna started to explain to Celestia all the things that transpired while she was comatose.
“What is it Twilight?” He asked as he looked at her.
Twilight hugged him suddenly. His ears went up in shock then he gently hugged her back. “Thank you.” She said softly. “I am so happy that you came up with that plan. I wouldn’t have ever thought of it.”
He shrugged as he let her go from the hug and he leaned over to look into her eyes. “I couldn’t have done it without you.”
She smiled with a blush and she kissed him on his lips. He blinked as his ears went up in shock. He didn’t kiss back but stared at her. She felt her cheeks burning with a blush. “Thanks again.” She whispered timidly and looked away.
He stood up slowly and licked his lips. “You’re welcome…” He quickly turned around, glanced at her again before snapping his fingers to disappear.