Celestia could barely avoid being skewered by Discord’s horn. Celestia squared her shoulders and got in a defensive stance in front of Luna, charging her magic. The captain was still grinning. Celestia charged towards Discord. He teleported away just before Celestia’s horn would impale him.
Discord started laughing and cracked his neck from side to side. Luna just stared at him in utter disbelief. She had no idea why his attitude would suddenly change like this, unless his periculum and his true self are two different entities. It was the only reasonable theory she could think of at the moment.
Celestia and Discord started circling eachother. They never broke their eye-contact with eachother. Discord suddenly stopped. Celestia was cautious and never lost her focus. Both Discord’s and Celestia’s horns flared to life. Discord charged again towards her, surprising her. Discord headbutted Celestia, temporarily disorienting the solar princess.
Discord took the opportunity and shot four magic blasts at her. Celestia sensed them coming and raised a barrier just in time. She slid back a few feet and Discord charged yet again.
Discord flew right into the barrier, breaking through it. Celestia sidestepped and slashed towards him with her horn, temporarily using her horn as a blade. Discord snickered and avoided every slash with ease. He jumped and rolled to his left and flared his wings, shooting towards Celestia like a crimson lightning bolt. Celestia panicked and raised her left leg to block him. Discord did a barrel roll and gave Celestia a powerful uppercut. Celestia was lifted into the air from the blow and grunted in pain. When she made contact with the ground again, her once perfect alabaster coat was now dirty and stained with her own blood.
’‘Why do you even try, Celestia?’’ Discord mocked her.
’‘Harmony will always prevail.’’ Celestia croaked as she tried desperately to stand up. Discord walked up to her and stomped on her right front leg. A crack from the bone echoed through the room. Celestia yelped in pain and gritted her teeth.
’‘Wrong...’’ Discord growled. ’‘Chaos is the last thing to ever cease existing. What happens when ponies leave their duties? Chaos. What happens when something out of the ordinary happens? Chaos. What will happen once I get rid of you, Luna and the Elements of Harmony?’’ Discord leaned down towards Celestia and whispered into her ear. ’‘Chaos...’’
Discord turned around and walked away from the fallen solar princess, laughing as he realised that he could actually win this time.
’‘Discord...’’ Celestia stood up, careful not to put any weight on her right leg. The spirit turned towards her in obvious disgust. ’‘I’m not done with you yet...’’ Celestia winced as a wave of pain rocked through her leg.
’‘Aren’t we stubborn?’’ Discord grinned and flared his wings.
’‘You have no idea.’’ Celestia shot open her wings and charged towards Discord, who accepted the challenge and flew to meet her in the air. They collided in mid-air in a mess of feathers and flailing limbs. Discord threw punch after punch at Celestia’s injured leg. Celestia tried to stab him with her horn. Discord’s horn flared to life and Celestia’s eyes widened as she realised that she couldn’t escape his grip.
Discord lowered his horn towards Celestia’s chestpiece. He started shaking from the power he was packing into just one blast. Celestia had stopped squirming and had realised that it was no idea in trying to get away from him now. As the blast was shot, the light inside the room wavered and a sound that imitated a thunderclap echoed through the entire castle. Celestia’s lifeless form crashed into a wall who crumbled on impact. She sailed through the wall into the corridor. She was stopped by a wall who cracked from taking an alicorn flying in a high speed towards it. She slumped to the floor and wasn’t moving at all.
Luna’s eyes started to water and she started sobbing when she laid her eyes on her unmoving sister. She feared the worst after seeing the display of power from two immortals battling eachother.
Discord chuckled and cantered the last distance between himself and the fallen goddess. As he came closer, he felt a weak magic field surrounding her. Celestia was still alive, but barely. Luna’s crying made him turn his head towards her. Luna was shaking and was too scared to say or do anything.
’‘She’s still alive.’’ Discord spat some blood. ’’I won’t kill her, just make her suffer like I did...’’ Discord growled and touched the tip of her horn with his own. His horn flickered to life as he concentrated on one particular spell.
Celestia’s eyes shot open from the sudden pain rising from her hindlegs. She looked down at them to see her legs becoming stone in a slow progression. She opened her mouth to scream but a pathetic whine was the only sound coming from her. She gritted her teeth and clenched her eyes shut as her gut became stone. Discord hadn’t been lying when he explained how painful it was to be turned into stone. Celestia started hyperventilating as her intestines stopped moving. She was in full panic when her heart stopped beating while she was still alive. Tears were flowing freely from her eyes.
’‘Bye-bye, Shiny...’’ Discord chuckled darkly and stood to his full height as he saw her eyes being covered by stone and her horn turn to a dark, dirty grey. Discord turned away from her and walked back inside the room where Luna and Black Rush were in. The captain looked overjoyed and cheerfully saluted to Discord, who rolled his eyes from the display. Luna was shaking and backing away from Discord with her wings flared and ears splayed back. Discord smirked as Luna was forced to the wall. He stopped just in front of her.
’‘Since I want this to be a little more interesting, I’m going to give you a ten-second head start to go wherever you want to go, unless you want to end up like Celestia immediately.’’ Discord’s eyes narrowed.
’‘Discord-’’ Luna glanced at her now petrified sister.
’‘Please, do-’’ Luna pleaded.
’‘Nine.’’ Discord squared his shoulders.
’’No...’’ Luna shook her head.
Luna shot out through an open window and flew away at full speed. Discord looked at the window where she had fled and smirked.
’’My lord, what do you want The Anarchy to do?’’ Black Rush walked beside Discord.
’’To stay away from me...’’ Discord growled and shot out into the air in the same window as Luna had before him. He saw a midnight blue dot in the horizon and grinned, the chase was on. But to his dismay, a bright flash made Luna disappear. She had teleported away from him. ’‘Clever girl...’’ Discord grinned. This just got much more interesting.
Twilight Sparkle had just finished re-shelfing her library when a teary-eyed lunar princess with a disheveled mane popped into existance beside her. Luna surprised the young mare by pulling her into an embrace, while sobbing uncontrollably.
Twilight realised immediately that something really bad must have happened if Luna is acting like this.
’‘Wha- what’s going on? What happened?’’ Twilight wasn’t sure if she wanted to know the answer.
’‘Discord...’’ Luna sobbed.
’‘W-what happened with D-Discord?’’ Twilight gasped.
’’Oh, I’m just fine, dear Twilight...’’ Discord stood in the doorway, smirking. Twilight recognised his voice and noted the change in his eyes. She gasped again as Discord took a step closer.
’‘Stay away..!’’ Luna croaked and stood up.
’‘Luna, my dear,’’ Discord snickered ’’if I could defeat your sister and petrify her, do you really think you can challenge my power?’’ After another bright flash, Luna and Twilight Sparkle was gone. Luna had teleported them to safety. Discord sighed and rolled his eyes.
In the town square, a flash ignited, startling almost everypony. Five other flashes and an equal amount of confused ponies materialised into existance. Luna was panting from the strain of finding five different ponies and teleporting them to her took a lot of energy out of her.
The now gathered Elements of Harmony all looked at eachother in confusion. All except for one. Twilight Sparkle was crying for the loss of her precious mentor. Luna stood up and cleared her throat, choking a sob.
’‘Girls...’’ They turned their heads to Luna, all of them had many questions that they wanted to be answered. ’‘I’m afraid I have some very, very bad news...’’ Luna looked down at the ground. ’‘Discord-’’
’‘Petrified your dear Princess Celestia and made a fancy garden decoration out of her.’’ All eyes turned to Discord, who trotted into the square while whistling a jaunty tune.
’‘You...’’ Twilight growled.
’’Me.’’ Discord held a hoof to his chest.
The Elements of Harmony got in front of Discord in a row like they had when they inprisoned him. But this time, no element necklaces or tiaras were there. Everypony stared at him with malice, even Fluttershy. Discord tsked and rolled his shoulders while cracking his neck.
’’Do you know from what animal my eyes are?’’ Discord smiled. The ponies in front of him stared at him in disbelief because of the random question. Twilight coughed awkwardly and spoke up.
’‘Dragon..?’’ She crooked an eyebrow.
Discord snickered and rolled his eyes. ’‘And I thought you had a little more intelligence than that. There’s no slits and no pupils at all.’’ Discord’s eyes widened and his eyes started glimmering, making the girls look at his eyes. ’‘Cockatrice...’’
Luna realised what was happening and shielded her own eyes with her hooves. The Elements of Harmony didn’t see it coming, and were now turning to stone. Six different piercing shrieks of pain echoed through the entire time.
Discord was laughing and pointing his hooves at them. Rainbow’s expression when she couldn’t move her wings was priceless. She was frozen with that expression. When it was complete, Discord had six new garden decorations.
The only pony left that could stop him was Luna, this was going to be different. This would be tormenting the one pony who truly loved him in his harsh life. Discord was almost about to go away and let her go, before the periculum sent another wave of hate and chaos magic rocking through his body. Discord closed his eyes and shook his head free from those thoughts.
’‘Ready to play, Luna?’’ Discord squared his shoulders and lowered his head into an attack position.
A/N: Preread and edited by the awesome frieD195! Fun fact, four words made me write this story in the first place; Discord is best pony.