"Good afternoon my gentle flutter butter" a familiar voice chimed and made Fluttershy open her heavy eyes to see Discord standing over her.
"Good afternoon sweetie" Fluttershy chimed.
The draconequus bent his long neck to kiss his lovely wife on the head, drawing in the smell of her messily tied up mane. He had been waiting patiently all morning for her to return.
"So my darling, what should we do with the afternoon? I was thinking we could make more of our wacky birds-nest, you know the ones that just explode fluff! Baby birds always seem to enjoy the extra warmth" Discord practically purred.
"Oh, Im sorry Discord but I was going to have tea with Rarity," Fluttershy said.
This made Discord`s ears droop and he poked out his bottom lip in a pout. He let out a dramatized sigh and walked to sit at Fluttershy`s hind hooves, letting out another drawn out sigh. This made Fluttershy chuckle to herself. She thought he always looked cutest when he got pouty.
"Well, Im sure Rarity wouldnt mind if you came along," Fluttershy said and saw the excitement in Discords eyes. "Though, before we head out, do you think you could help me fix my bird`s nest of a mane. I had hardly any time to brush it this morning with everything I had to get done at the sanctuary".
"I would be delighted to!" Discord chimed.
Fluttershy sat up and allowed Discord to pull the hair tie from her tangled mane and let the lengths of man flow down. Discord got to work in combing his claws through the lengths of Fluttershy`s mane, careful not to tug or cause her any pain. Over the years they had been together, he had picked up quite the talent in all sorts of mane styling. He even was able to give Zypher Breeze a few tips. As he continue to brush through the heavy, pink lots, he was suddenly halted. He grabbed a small strand of hair from Fluttershy`s mane and stared intently at the colors. In the mix of brilliant pink, there was a striking white strand of hair.
"Fluttershy… whats this?" Discord asked, pulling the strand towards Fluttershy`s view.
The mares shoulders seemed to slump even more and a moment of silent encapsulated them both.
"Oh, why its just a little white hair. Everypony gets some when they start to get older. Its just a part of aging, Discord," Fluttershy said in a cheery tone.
"Aging" Discord seemed to repeat allowed. He brought the white strand back to his face and stared at it.
It was something he had never really thought about, the concept of aging and time. After all, draconequus were immortal and had no fear of such trivial things such as age. Though, in this moment, something deep inside Discord stirred an emotion he hardly ever felt. Fear. A fear of aging. The fear of Fluttershy aging and one day no longer being by his side. Lowering his paw, Discord seemed to drift into deep thought and stopped his combing. What would he ever do if he no longer had Fluttershy? It seemed like such a short time ago did they meet and were married. And now, his life seemed to be slipping away from him.
"Discord?" Fluttershy`s voice suddenly broke the draconequus` thought.
"Oh, silly me! Seems I got a little distracted," Discord chuckle weakly, "lets get your mane finished up so we can go meet Rarity for tea".
With that, Discord began to work on fixing Fluttershy`s mane into a tight bun. Without much time to ask what was wrong, the duo headed out to meet Rarity for tea time. As the trio enjoyed their tea time, Discord still seemed focus on his own thoughts. He just stared at Fluttershy as she chatted cheerily to her friend. What was he going to do? He couldnt just let Fluttershy age. He couldnt let her grow old and die. The thought nearly was enough to cause the draconequus to burst into a fit of tears. He drew in a deep breath and sagged his wings. Searching in his mind, he knew there had to be a way to 'save' her. Suddenly, a brilliant thought came into Discord`s mind. His ears perked and he smiled largely to himself.
"Now what could have you so smiley," Rarity suddenly asked Discord. "If its another scheme to turn my fabric into snakes I will not have it!"
Discord chuckled and shook his head and said " No no dear Rarity. I just thought of a wonderful research project for myself".
Rarity and Fluttershy both looked to each other with confusion but suddenly both let out a giggle at whatever ridiculous thing Discord had in mind. Giving a warm smile towards Discord, he knew exactly what he needed to do. He would keep Fluttershy with him forever, never to be afraid of aging again. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Some Discord and Fluttershy next gen stuff Discord never really focused on the concept of ponies aging until he caught a white strand of hair in Fluttershy`s mane after this, he began to work on finding the perfect way to keep Fluttershy from ever aging again