Illustration by DawnMystPony
Chapter two: The light of day.
Just when their two breaths were mixed, Discord felt the stinging pain of a hoof to his head and himself being sent backwards, away from a startled Fluttershy, about 5 feet or so. Fluttershy raced to Discords side and held his head in her front hooves.
“Oh my goodness! Discord! Are you alright?!” Asked Fluttershy with heavily concern.
Discord rubbed his sore head and rolled his eyes around a bit until the blurriness within them fixated on the cause of the pain. Big Mac.
The angry, red, earth pony was breathing heavily to the point of his chest moving up and down and flashing his teeth.
“I always imagined that a kiss from you would be a knockout. But not like that!” Discord joked.
“Fluttershy! Come here NOW!” Big Mac said angrily.
“NO!” Snapped Fluttershy. Why should I after the way that you treated my friend?!”
“Friend?! It looked like he was tryin’ to put the moves on yew’”
“Whatever the lady and I were doing is certainly none of your business, you uncivilized earth pony!” Said Discord. “You're very lucky that I’m not my old chaotic self or I would... Oh the heck with it!”
Discord snapped his fingers and Big Mac disappeared within a flash of magic. Fluttershy gasped and then looked down at Discord. Discord sat up, rubbing his head. He then looked over at the concerned Fluttershy.
“Not to ponder, my dear.” Discord said with a sigh. “I did not harm him... As much as I really, really wanted to... I just sent him back home. But not in bed. Lets put it that way. He’s safe... Just not comfortable at the moment.
“But he is alright? Right?” Asked the concerned yellow pegasus.
Discord looked down at his adorably concerned friend. He slightly smiled, nodding his head.
“Yes Fluttershy... I promise on my true-blue wing that he is... unfortunately.
“Oh thank you, thank you!” Fluttershy said as she hugged her draconequus friend.
“Oh there is one more thing!” Said Discord.
Discord snapped his fingers. And suddenly appeared Angel Bunny. Fluttershy opened her front hooves for a embrace as the scared rabbit raced towards her.
“Hmm... Shame... I thought Griffons ate rabbit.” Discord said with disappointment.
Angel Bunny was telling Discord all sorts of bad language to the point that Fluttershy put him down and scolded him.
Later that night, the party of three made it back home. Fluttershy and Discord had fun washing the dishes. She treated his head injury as he sat on the couch. Discord turned his face away and looked down. Fluttershy looked concerned at him as he gave off a sigh.
“Im... I’m sorry... Fluttershy... I feel that I might of overstepped my bounds as your friend. This friendship stuff is new to me.”
“What do you mean?” Asked Fluttershy. “You did not do anything wrong.”
“The kissing attempt?” Replied Discord.
“Oh... Well, umm... That’s... That’s new... For the both of us... And you were just-”
“Trying to find out what it is like for myself also.” Interrupted Discord. “You see Fluttershy... I... have never been kissed either. And I thought that if we shared that moment together... It would deepen our bond... I thought I could trust you, as a friend to help me experience it. I do believe... I know... That you are a very... Very, beautiful pony... And I’m sure that red earth pony believes so also.”
“Big Macintosh?” Asked Fluttershy.
“I think that he may like you... And when I mean like you... I mean really, really like you. I think he has a school-colt crush on you, my dear. You... You should go talk to him He’s closer to you in age anyway.”
“I... I never knew that Big Macintosh...”
“Well he does! Believe-me!” Discord chuckled. “Or he is an even closer friend to you than I Am”
“No... your... I’m very fond of you, Discord... very... much so...” Replied Fluttershy.
Discord looked at Fluttershy with widened eyes. Fluttershy sat closer to his side and looked up at her draconequus friend.
“Do you think of me when you are working with Celestia and Luna?”
“But of course” Discord answered quickly. “If it was not for you, I would of been back in that garden, within stone, listening to guards do things they’re not supposed to and crying children on field trips”
“Oh...” Fluttershy blushed. She smiled and was pleased at his kind words.
“And I would have not gotten to know the Princess the way that I do now.”
“Huh?!” Fluttershy uttered in shock and worried surprise. “What do you mean know her?”
“Well Fluttershy... Princess Celestia and Luna tried to give me a chance. But I did not listen... They tried to reason with me and tell me about working together and other things that were strange to me. And that’s when i first heard about this... Friendship. I just laughed and laughed until they turned me to stone.
I suppose in my silly way... I was trying to be boastful, ‘show off’ and maybe even capture Celestia within my own chaotic way. Pretending not to care about her and whatnot. Trying to let her see things my way.
Then I end up losing that opportunity to be friends with those sisters... I had never seen a Alicorn before... She was so beautiful... And still is...”
Fluttershy lowered her head and looked away. She tapped her hooves together a few times and darted her eyes back at Discord.
“So you find her... attractive?”
“She’s the most beautiful thing... either pony or blade of grass... I cannot think of anything within this world more beautiful than that Alicorn Princess.” Discord sighed. “I even told her that I had never been kissed. She laughed and rolled her eyes as if she did not believe me. Sometimes I wish that... She would tell me that she was never kissed either... Then we can share that. But I’m afraid that... If I do kiss her... I might... I might lose myself... Fully in her blessed hooves, forever... I... I think that... I'm...”
“Then you should kiss her silly” Laughed Fluttershy.
Discord opened his eyes widely and swallowed hard.
“W-What?!” Snapped Discord. “Well I don’t know about that, I just... Would I really want to... And then... I’m probably not even her type... She most likely has a hundred royal guards for that kind of stuff.”
“Discord... When you think of her, how do you feel?”
"Oh, come now, Fluttershy- really-I”
“Discord...! Don’t make me...”
“What?” He asked
“Don’t make me give you the eye!”
“Darling, we already established that “The eye”. Does not work. So put those peepers away.”
“Well darn it!”
“Young lady! Such language!” Discord joked.
“Well you're my friend. And if your heart is telling you that you have feelings for somepony then you should listen to it. And I’m going to help!”
“But... But how?” Discord asked.
“It is two weeks until Hearts and Hooves day. I will work with Twilight Sparkle to find out everything there is to know about Celestia, what she likes and doesn't so you can be ready for her.”
“You... You would do that for me?” Discord said with quiet hope.
“Of course! And I’m sure that our friend Twilight would help also.”
The next day at Twilight’s Library”
“ARE YOU NUTS?! NO...” Yelled Twilight Sparkle.
“But Twilight...” Pleaded Fluttershy.
“No... A thousand times, no! Or rather, a thousand years, no!”
“But I promised him, Twilight... Please you have to help... It’s... It’s about love...”
“You really think he loves her?” Asked Twilight.
“He told me that she is the most beautiful thing that he has ever seen” Fluttershy replied.
“Well as long as he is trying to please her and not prank the Princess.” Said the Purple unicorn.
“Oh thank you Twilight! thank you!”
Fluttershy wrapped her front legs around Twilight Sparkle. Twilight sighed and rolled her eyes. She then looked at her happy friend and backed away slightly from her embrace.
“What is it Twilight? If... you don’t mind me asking.”
“What if I do mind?” Snapped Twilight.
“Oh, umm, I-I’m sorry!” Squealed Fluttershy. “I... I have asked you too much already, I’ll just come back when you're ready to start telling me things about the Princess. But you know it has to be soon, right? Before... Hearts and Hooves day?”
Twilight Sparkle squinted at the unusually brave yellow Pegasus.
“You're not backing down on this one... You’re really invested in Discord’s happiness, aren’t you?”
“He’s my friend. Of course I Am.” Fluttershy answered. “I would do the same thing for you if you were in love.”
“Fluttershy... I will help him, because you asked me. I’m still getting used to Discord being friends with you and other ponies. But I think you might be doing this to make him happy for another reason that you might not see.”
“What do you mean?” The little yellow pony inquired.
Twilight Sparkle sighed, looking down and away.
“I have been studying friendship with Princess Celestia for years now. And the lines that comes in between friendship and hate.”
“So what are you saying, Twilight?”
“I... I just think... I feel that... You need to think about what you are doing... Before you do it... Think about how you feel about this Draconequus before you do anything for him. Because... You might be into him deeper than you think.”
To Be Continued!!!