Uploaded by Background Pony #E74C
 3000x4400 PNG 1.89 MB
Interested in advertising on Derpibooru? Click here for information!
Pen Sketchy & Co MLP Community

Derpibooru costs over $25 a day to operate - help support us financially!

Description:

Fluttershy stepped into her cozy cottage, heaving a long sigh as she let her wings drag at her sides. She had been working at the sanctuary all morning and was ready for a relaxing tea-time with Rarity. Nearly dragging her hooves, the exhausted mare flopped onto the plush couch and let herself sink down and relax for just a moment.

"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

Comments

Syntax quick reference: *bold* _italic_ [spoiler]hide text[/spoiler] @code@ +underline+ -strike- ^sup^ ~sub~
16 comments posted
proto29

le grand rêveur
in the final discord could use Grogar’s bell to turn fluttershy into draconiquus.
it would transfer the power of Cosmos to it, Cosmos would no longer be a threat and could thus become better.

As for my idea of Dislestia, would have been a successful attempt to fluttershy the close ones.
She wanted to prepare her departure (DC) but what she had not anticipated was that Discord there would transform.

Besides the threesome we always seemed to get along in the show so a threesome could work.
Posted Report
Beta Upgrade

@Jacalope
actualy not alot of bronies have read the IDW comics, a good few have but most havent, the reason we know of screwball as discords daughter is from the fanfic 'daughter of discord' which is a sequal to 'bride of discord' the latter is an alternate take on discords reformation…
both daughter of discord and bride of discord have also goten a rather prominent set of animatics on youtube
Posted Report
Jacalope

Eris best pony
@Beta Upgrade
Yeah, Screwball is Discord and Cosmos daugther (that last thing is because is really curious that the second cameo of Screwball is like a baby in Cosmos' arc) because she actually appear in the show and for her colors.

Eris like a daugther of Discord… well, her design works like a young punk female version of Discord instead of a daugther.
Beta Upgrade

@Jacalope


screwball is discords daughter if she was a pony, Eris is if she turned out like dear old dad
but as said screwball is FAR more popular so this take on Eris doesnt show up much.
Jacalope

Eris best pony
@Beta Upgrade
>Eris like Discord's daugther
You really must be specific which Discord's daugther with the "Eris" name are you making reference.

And remember, Princess Eris (Discord's cousin) exist too.

Eris is a popular name to the female draconequus.
Jacalope

Eris best pony
@Beta Upgrade
>Eris like Discord's daugther
You really must be specific which Discord's daugther with the "Eris" name are you making reference.

And remember, Princess Eris (Discord's cousin) exist too.

Eris is a popular name to the female draconequus.
Jacalope

Eris best pony
@proto29
Well, Baast looks really interested in Future Discord, so, something must happen between Baast and Past Discord to show that. And she is the best option to be his "love from the past".

And about Cosmos, IDW have potential to show more draconequus or even a complex mythology with these creatures, for now there are 3 draconequus (or 2 plus a non-draconequus like Cosmos) Discord, Princess Eris and Cosmos.
proto29

le grand rêveur
@Jacalope

I didn’t know that cat was his first story. (I have to read the comics)
In view of the character it seemed logical to me that he had had someone before.
(it is nevertheless several centuries that it was created)

I love Cosmos but too dangerous. (it was more a need to know its nature and these similar)

As for fluttershy, Discord could return to these origins and steal a method for draconequified fluttershy. (the story could be fun and we revered the real Grogar)

As for Dislestia, I know the show won’t do anything.
Celestia had several proposals in the comics but none of these stories did my passionate.
(it is even rather the opposite.)
Jacalope

Eris best pony
@Beta Upgrade
Which Eris?


@proto29
Makes sense, maybe he experienced Baast's death, his first love (meanwhile, Fluttershy is the thrid one if you count Cosmos)

And… i think that Discord really tried to revoke his immortality but he can't, actually his old appearance is because he tried to do in the last days of Baast but that don't works.
proto29

le grand rêveur
first of all, very nice work.
As far as history is concerned, it is a harbinger of chaos. ;)

for my part:
I consider that discord has already experienced trauma in the past.
A trauma that led her away from the world, playing the bad guy so she wouldn’t get attached to anyone.
A bit like Celestia, who she plunged into the equestrian regency to stop thinking about it.
It would explain a lot, like, why Celestia wanted fluttershy the-face to be nice again.
she had the power with her element, but in my opinion she also reminded him of this missing mutual friend.

the logical scenario would be for the future:
that fluttershy dies and that Celestia is there to support him in difficult times.

on my side:
I prefer however that it transforms it into draconequus. (twilight is well immortal)

harder to accept for some fans and can be screenplay facility on my part,
but as I love these two couples, Discoshy for her adorable side and Dislestia for her romance recovered.
I’m thinking Discord could split for more chaos.
Background Pony #D090
@Beta Upgrade
The concept is flawed and dumb. It completely skip the time and development of Fluttershy's entire life or her romantic interesnt in Discord. Under normal circumstanes, Discord and Fluttershy will get plenty of kids and there will be no reason for Discord to pass away.
Beta Upgrade

theres a story about this very idea already 'forever young' or something i think its callled
flutershy discovers at some point discord is preventing her from ageing

she tells him to stop, agreeing to it only if he can convice all her freinds to accept the same…he fails, and unwilling to accept a world without fluttershy, he revokes his own immortality with his magic allowing his body to begin to age…a year after fluttershy passes away, having seen to her earthly affairs for her and assured that her sanctuary was taken care of by another who was worthy, he passed on as well to rejoin her in the great unknown