I didn't feel this was worthy of it's own story or chapter since it's really just a short blurb, but at somebody's prompting I decided to give a little bit of prologue for the latest episode. A few paragraphs looking at Celestia's thought process as she decided to have Discord freed and reformed. Without further ado:
“Eternity is a lonely thing,” Celestia mused. She stood in the palace garden, staring at the petrified form of Discord. “Years can pass in a blink, nothing ever stays the same. Those we meet and grow to love always fade away. The only constant companions are those few who share our curse.” She laughed softly to herself. “I’m probably boring you. I imagine I always have with these silly little talks. You probably have a dozen little quips running through your mind and yet you can’t speak a word.”
Sighing, the Princess sat beside the statue. “These last thousand years have been rough. While my sister is now free to stand beside me again, her imprisonment still haunts us both. There have been none whom I could truly open up to, none who would keep constant throughout the ages as we do.
“I do not believe you are a lost cause, Discord. There are too few of us left in the world to afford that kind of thinking. I need to know that you can put aside our differences and work beside us rather than against us.” Her gaze lingered on the statues shocked expression, a perfect picture of incredulity cast in stone. “I’m entrusting you to them. If anyone can find the honor in you, it’s them. They won’t like it, but they’ll do it. They have to. Eternity is a lonely thing. Even lonelier if spent in a cage.”