Breaking Chaos. Written by KiaraKovu123
Day after day, month after month it was always the same. Standing in that humiliating pose twenty-four-seven. Having school groups pass you by and carry on endlessly about how silly you look. You didn't even get a backscratcher! And dear Celestia, it was hot in there.
As you can tell, I was bored. Heck, I always was. On the other hoof, who wouldn't be? It was a horrible feat to be met with, was it not? The only passage out was if someponies argue right next to me, and that was my ticket to easy-on-out street.
There were guards everywhere.
They stare at me as if one single twitch will send Luna to the moon. But, seriously
that's not the way I do things. All I wanted was to have some fun with the main six. But maybe there is some way out of this rut
Sketching a Plan:
Canterlot Statue Gardens was a marvelous place to take in the scenery. Statues here, statues there, statues everywhere! Some were historic. Some were symbolic. Some were too life-like to be true. Most of the statues were carved. But some
were different. Different
in a way that is said to be a mystery. On this day, in Canterlot a certain statue was shifting, slowly but surely. And that's where our story begins:
"Hey, Copper Helmet!" one guard said to the other, smiling brightly.
Copper Helmet looked at the other guard, "Yes, Shimmer Shield?" he said, wearing a solemn expression on his face.
Shimmer Shield puffed out his chest, "I am getting a promotion!" he said, grinning widely, which annoyed Copper.
Copper's mouth melted into a frown, "How did you get a promotion?" he said sternly.
"Well, Princess Celestia decided that I was an excellent guard. I get to guard the castle gates now!" Shimmer boasted. "That's awesome, isn't it?"
Copper groaned and stared at one of the statues.
Shimmer tapped him on the shoulder, "Well?"
Copper turned back to Shimmer, and carefully punctuating each word he said, "I. Don't. Care."
Shimmer's face became cross, "Why not?" he said, staring straight into Copper's green eyes. "Wouldn't you like it if you got promoted?"
"YES, AND I DESERVED IT MORE THAN YOU!" Copper pounded the ground with his hoof.
Shimmer's face reddened, "No, you doze off every time it's your watch! You can't be trusted!"
Neither one seemed to notice the odd noise, but kept on arguing. Shimmer threw one insult. Copper flung back another. It went on for quite a while. But the noise continued to increase in volume. Finally, the two came to a conclusion.
"YOU'RE THE WORST FRIEND EVER! I NEVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!"
"FINE!" Shimmer stormed off to Celestia knows where.
Copper pounded his hoof on the ground and left, too. Leaving a huge grudge weighing him down.
* All of a sudden
*Kaboom* A sort of explosion was heard, making stones fall everywhere. One of the statues had mysteriously exploded. When the dust cleared, a strange creature was standing were the statue used to be. He let out a low chuckle.
"BAM!" he said, pretending his curious lion-paw-look-alike was a pistol, he blew on his claw. "I'm back, Equestria! WHOO!" he jumped up in the air, flapping his two wings that were completely unalike.
"Who's there?" came a cry from one of the guards. The creature halted.
"What shall I do?" he thought feverishly, "Think, Discord, think!" he knocked his lion paw on his head.
"Show yourself!" the guard's voice was closer, now.
Discord bit his lip and looked around. A hedge caught his eye; "Aha!" he scampered into it, making sure to hide every inch of himself. Noticing the remains of the exploded statue, he quickly put them together like puzzle pieces, and placed them carefully on their former spot. He smiled deviously.
The guard was now in plain sight, Discord peered out of his hiding place.
"Hello?" the guard said, searching the area. "Is anypony there?" the guard gazed up at the statue. "Huh." He said, turning around. "Guess not." The sentry walked back to his place.
Discord shrunk back further into his hiding place and looked up. He could see glistening rays of sun peering into the bush. "Hmm
" he thought. "Freedom would be nice, for a change." He chuckled softly, "I sure have earned it." He spread his wings and prepared to take off when-.
"La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
!" a singing filled his ears, he knew that voice. It was stuck in his memory like wood in a fireplace. He listened closer.
"Pinkie?" he turned around and squinted out of the bush. His ears didn't deceive him, "Pinkie!" he said, preparing to jump out of the bush. "Wait
" he stopped himself. "I'm a draconiques
And she knows me. I should get a disguise." He thought for a moment, "Aha!" he said snapping his eagle claw. "I'll change into a pony!" he thought for another moment, "An Alicorn!" he closed his eyes and began to feel a tingling sensation all over, he opened one eye and discovered a strange bright light all around him. He smiled.
In a few moments, he felt the need to open his eyes. He did so and looked down. "Hooves!" he grinned, "It worked! Now I can say hey to Pinkie!" he crawled out of his bush and looked around, he noticed a small fountain of water and walked over to it. He stared at his reflection and smirked.
Discord was now a brown Alicorn, with a black mane that stood up straight. "Just like my mane as a draconiques!" he pondered. He had the same eyes, and his goat beard remained, he was quite pleased about that. His paws were replaced with hooves, which he found surprisingly easy to walk on. He turned to view his cutie mark. Then he laughed. "Heh. It's a deck of cards." He mumbled, looking at it in his reflection. "Well, don't I look spiffy!" He smirked and turned around.
"Pinkie Pie?" he looked around. Not seeing her, he spread his glossy Alicorn wings and flew upwards. He could see much more of the area up there. Reaching a cloud, he landed on it and began to look around. He didn't see her. "Huh. Guess I was imagining it. Still it'd be nice to see her again
" he sat on that thought for a few moments. "And that's what I'll do! Ponyville, watch out 'cause here I come!"
Upon seeing Ponyville in sight, Discord landed on a cloud. It pleased him to see the town, even though it wasn't chaotic. He smiled and started to fly again. Upon reaching the town, he landed. But not three seconds had passed when he was met with a huge smile. Grinning at him with her blue batting eyes, he knew it was her.
"Hello…!" she said, staring into the disguised draconiques's eyes. She seemed not to recognize him. If she had she'd probably be begging for chocolate rain by now.
Discord smiled widely, "Hi!" he said.
Pinkie batted her eyes; "Are you new here?" she looked as if she was inching closer to him.
"Why, yes! I am!" Discord waited to see what Pinkie would do next. She gasped and ran off. Leaving Discord quite confused. A few moments later, she returned. Pushing an odd looking object, it looked like a firearm of some sort.
"YEAH!" Pinkie pressed a button and confetti exploded into Discord's face with a loud noise that sounded like a party horn. "I'm Pinkie Pie! It's so great to meet you! What's your name? Where ya from? You movin' into town? Will you be my friend?" she showered him with endless questions.
"Um…" he looked around for something to be an inspiration for a name. He needed something logical, but somewhat silly. What's the point, after all, if you have a name and it's boring? "My name is…"
Two ponies were discussing sales figures at a shop window. Discord noticed them and came up with an idea…
"Dis…my name is Dis…count…Yeah, Discount!" Discord grinned nervously.
Pinkie had an awkward expression on her face, "Discount?" she said, cocking her head.
Discord nodded, "Yup! That's my name, alright! Do you like cotton candy?"
Pinkie jumped up high, "Great name! And yes, sure I do! Why?" she bounced up and down.
"Just wondering. And thanks!" Discord looked behind Pinkie, on which he noticed a yellow Pegasus talking with a white Unicorn. He froze.
"Hey! I have an idea! I should introduce you to my friends! I'm sure they'll all like you!" Pinkie smiled.
Discord gulped, "Y-your friends?"
"Ah. Um…alright…" Discord blushed.
"Pinkie!" a blue earth pony walked up to Pinkie. Her mane and tail were pink and she was wearing a frosting-stained apron. Her pink eyes were happy and joyful.
"Oh, hey, Ms. Cake! This is Discount! He's new to Ponyville!" Pinkie explained.
"Oh?" Ms. Cake smiled, "It's nice to meet you!" she stuck out her hoof.
Discord winced, but shook it. "The pleasure's…all mine." He nervously said.
Ms. Cake turned to Pinkie, "Would you mind watching the twins? Mr. Cake and I have to go to Canterlot for the afternoon."
"Sure! Oh, can Discount come?" Pinkie said, glancing at Discord.
Discord's mouth twitched, could he really be good with kids? Well, all the ones he had met so far had either laughed or cried. Or laughed so hard they'd cry. Or cried so hard they'd laugh. He really wasn't sure.
"Fine with me!" Ms. Cake smiled and turned around. Pinkie bounced after her.
"Come on, Dissy!" she turned back to him with a huge grin.
Discord laughed and followed her. Dissy. He hadn't been called that in a long time…
Mrs. Cake entered Sugarcube Corner. Followed by Discord and the very happy Pinkie Pie. "Now, Discount, was it?"
Discord, err, Discount nodded.
Mrs. Cake smiled, "Here's a list of what you need to do. Pinkie's memorized it. Right, deary?"
Pinkie nodded, "Noon is lunchtime! 1:00 is play time! Nap at 3:00. Diaper changes at 3:45. Playtime again at 4:00. Dinner at 6:00 and bed by 8:00!" Pinkie recited this from memory. "Any questions?" she asked.
Discord smiled and shook his head, "Nope!"
Ms. Cake smiled, "You're sure you'll be alright, then?" she asked the both of them. Pinkie smiled.
"Yeah, we'll be just fine! Right, Discount?" she turned to him, batting her eyes in that cute manner.
"What she said! He pointed to her, laughing a little.
Pinkie snorted with laughter then turned to Mrs. Cake, "What time do you leave?"
Mr. Cake rushed into the room, "Right now!" he said, giving his wife a look.
Mrs. Cake gasped and ran into the kitchen. Returning with a cart that had a cake on top of it. "Alright, we best be going! The bake sale's starting in an hour!" she said, pushing the cake cart out the door.
Mr. Cake smiled and followed her, "Good luck with the twins!" he called out.
Discord smiled, "So, where are the little foals?" he didn't remember them from his last visit to Ponyville. He was actually very eager to meet them.
Pinkie ran over to the stairs, "In their room! Follow me!" she scampered up the stairs, followed by Alicorn Discord.
Discord stepped into the room and smiled, there was a cradle in front of him. He quietly walked over to discover two foals playing quietly. He smiled.
Pinkie popped up beside him, "It's noon! Lunchtime, everypony!" she looked down at the twins, who squealed with delight at the word "Lunchtime."
Discord frowned, "What do we feed them?" he asked Pinkie, who giggled.
"Well, duh! Baby food!" she said between giggles.
Discord looked around, "Ok…"
Pinkie laughed, "It's not up here, silly! Carry Pound Cake and we'll head downstairs to the kitchen!"
Discord smiled at the white Pegasus in the crib and picked him up.
Pinkie smiled, "Yep, that's Pound!" she picked up Pumpkin Cake next.
Pumpkin smiled up at Discord and put her hoof in her mouth.
"Let's go, already!" Pinkie set Pumpkin on her back and started for downstairs. Discord did the same.
Downstairs, Discord and Pinkie walked into the kitchen and set the twins in their high chairs. Pumpkin frowned.
"Food's comin'! Just wait…" Discord eyed Pinkie. If there was a time to discord her, it'd be now. He smirked.
Pinkie smiled and put set the containers of food down by the twins and opened them. "Eat up!" she said, turning to Discord.
Discord was about to give her the "Swirly Eyes" when something stopped him. Honestly, he really liked her better when she was normal. If she was cranky all the time…what fun would that be? He thought for a moment and decided, she's fine the way she is.
He felt something on his nose, he looked up.
"Honk! Hello in there! Earth to Discount!" Pinkie was beeping his nose.
Discord blushed and held back a laugh. "Huh?"
"You kinda zoned out for a minute there, Dissy!" Pinkie laughed. "That's a funny word! Zoned…OUT! Zoned…OUT!" she kept saying.
Discord laughed and was about to check on the foals when, SPLOT! Something landed in his face.
Pinkie gasped and turned to the babies. "Pumpkin! We do not throw things!" she stared at Pumpkin.
Pumpkin frowned and started to cry, provoking Pound to cry as well.
"Oh…" Pinkie groaned.
Discord's face was covered in mush and he coughed.
"I'm so sorry about them!" Pinkie raced passed him to the sink and soaked a washcloth in it. Returning to Discord, who was sort of disgusted, she wiped off his face and smiled. "All better?" she said sweetly.
Discord looked into her sky blue eyes and suddenly forgot what they were talking about, he said nothing.
"Why do you keep daydreaming?" Pinkie giggled.
"Um…" Discord snapped out of it, "What?" he said.
"Discount! Your blushing!" Pinkie smiled and honked his nose again.
Discord crossed his eyes to look at his nose. "I am!? He asked. Pinkie nodded. "Oh, that water…was…hot is all." He said slowly.
"Oops! Sorry 'bout that." Pinkie apologized. "Didn't feel hot to me…"
Discord grinned sheepishly, "It's fine."
The twins were still bawling. Pinkie smiled at Discord and whispered "Come with me!" he tagged after her. "They love it when I do little shows for them!" she carefully picked up a tan colored sheet and stood on a chair. "Hey, Discount? Could you maybe gimmie that pushpin?"
Discord levitated it with his magic and used it to pin up the sheet. He smiled.
Pinkie got down off the chair, "Thanks!" she scooted the chair to the other end of the curtain's length and got on it.
"Allow me." Discord levitated the curtain and the pushpin and pinned the curtain up. "Ta-da!"
"Wow!" Pinkie said, "That's super duper nice of you! Thanks!" she smiled and jumped off the chair.
"No problem!" Discord smirked. "So, what're we gonna do with the curtain?"
Pinkie smiled and ran over to the door, she hit the switch. The lights went off. Then she got a flashlight. "Ready?"
"For what?" Discord was confused.
Pinkie snorted; "To cheer up Pound and Pumpkin of course!" she walked behind the two bawling twins and set the flashlight on a table. "Get behind the curtain!" she commanded. Discord ran behind the curtain and sat down. Pinkie turned on the flashlight.
The twins stopped crying.
Discord smiled, "What'd you do?" he asked.
Pinkie laughed, "We can see your shadow!"
Discord blinked, "Well, as you may not know, I am an excellent entertainer!"
The twins giggled. Pinkie smirked, "Show us!"
Discord smiled and sat down, "I'm going to tell you all the story of…" he paused. "Of…um…"
Pinkie jumped up and down, "COTTON CANDY! COTTON CANDY!" her mane bobbed.
Discord chuckled, "Well, the story of cotton candy begins like this: Once upon a time in olden Equestria. There lived a pony named Pink Tuft. She was a world renowned baker and loved to make cookies and sweets and all sorts of treats!"
Pinkie was on the edge of her seat. The twins were smiling.
Discord continued, "One day, somepony made a comment about her cutie mark. 'What is it supposed to be?' they asked, 'I've never seen anything like it!' Pink Tuft thought, 'Why, I don't know!' she exclaimed, staring at her cutie mark. It was a pink object that looked like a cloud. 'I shall find out!' she said as she marched home. After researching all she could about clouds, she discovered that none were pink. She was deeply disappointed. When all of a sudden she decided to mix lots of things together, and maybe, just maybe, she'd have what she was looking for! So, for months she experimented. Trying everything until one day, she discovered that…voila! She had found the recipe to make a pink cloud! But what would she call it? It sure did look like cotton. But it tasted so sweet it could be candy! So, she named it 'Cotton Candy'! The end!"
Pinkie whooped loudly and the twins laughed and smiled. Discord exited from behind the curtain. "How'd I do?" he asked, grinning.
Pinkie leapt up into the air, "You did wonderific! But…you realize when I said 'Cotton Candy' I was only kidding right? How'd you know all that?"
Discord flinched, what would he say? He couldn't tell her he was eons old and was around when all that happened! He smiled nervously, "I…read about it. Yeah, in a book."
Pinkie smiled, "Oh, Cool!" she turned to the twins who were fidgeting around in their chairs. "They ate their lunch while you were telling the story. PLAYTIME!" she scooped up Pumpkin and Discord picked up Pound and took them into the lobby. "Whaddia wanna do first?" she asked the twins.
Pumpkin giggled, "Cotton candy! Cotton candy!" she shouted.
Pound nodded, "Cotton candy! Yay!"
Pinkie frowned, "But, I don't have any…" but the twins kept begging for cotton candy. Pretty soon, Pumpkin started crying. And whenever one of them starts crying, the other one does too. Pinkie made silly faces and tried to cheer them up, "I don't have any! But look!" she did everything she could think of but the twins didn't cease bawling
Discord smiled, "I could get us some cotton candy!"
"Oh, really, Discount? Thank you so much!" Pinkie said. Discord fired up his horn, it couldn't be too hard to use. He thought of cotton candy clouds and chocolate milk rain. There was an explosion.
Discord awoke to find the room covered in pink. He discovered the pink was sticky. The spell worked! But he was buried up to his neck in cotton candy. With his hooves, he made a small clearing. "Pinkie? Pound? Pumpkin?" he looked around.
"Right here!" Pinkie trotted over to the clearing and the twins leapt off her back.
"Whee! Cotton candy, yay!" Pound flapped his wings and dove head-long into the cotton candy pool. Pumpkin followed him.
"Wow! I didn't know Alicorns could do that!" Pinkie commented. Discord smiled proudly.
"We Alicorns can do anything!" he said, prancing in circles around her. "Even make a cotton candy pool appear out of nowhere!"
Pinkie chortled with laughter, "Impressive! You're so awesome, Discount!"
Discord smiled, "Thank you, Pinkie. Wanna see something else impressive?"
Discord fired up his horn again, the cotton candy began to levitate towards the ceiling. Pound and Pumpkin tried to catch them. Pumpkin couldn't but Pound flew after them. "Ready?" Discord asked Pinkie.
"Sure! Ready for what?" Pinkie asked.
Discord smirked and his horn glowed again, "You'll see."
It began raining chocolate milk. Pinkie jumped for joy, "Awesome!" Discord chuckled and stuck out his tongue to catch the drops when-. "I used to know somepony who could do that." Pinkie said.
Discord gulped, "O-oh?"
Pinkie sighed, "Nopony else liked him. I was…the only one who appreciated him." She continued, "I wish he were here."
Discord shifted nervously on his hooves, "Was his name by any chance…Discord?" he immediately regretted saying that.
Pinkie looked shocked, "How did you know?"
Discord shook a little. Oh, why did he ever say that? "Uh…"
Pinkie was suddenly standing in front of him, a serious expression on her face. "…Discord?" she said calmly.
Discord looked up at her and sighed. "It's been a long time, Pinks." Suddenly, Pinkie did something Discord didn't expect her to do. He expected her to run to go get her friends to seal him back in the stone again, but…
Pinkie Pie hugged him. "I missed you so much!"