• Published 12th Nov 2013
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The Library of Discord - Chinchillax

Discord has trapped Twilight in a library that contains every possible book that could exist. Somewhere in the depths lies the one book that can teach her how to escape. But when every idea and story exists, how can she find the one book she needs?

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Chapter 6

Twilight started to read the spell laid out in the book. She had accomplished a lot of complicated spells before, but this one was a level of complicated she had never seen before. It also confirmed one of her fears about this library. This spell wasn’t a spell to summon someone into a mind, it was a spell to summon someone from a separate universe entirely. “How did Discord have an entire universe inside of his mind?” she pondered. “How powerful was he?”

Spike and Twilight sat on the floor leaning against the shelves and each other while Twilight took hours reading and rereading the spell and the mechanics behind it. The spell was written specifically to summon “Flutter shy” and only “Flutter shy”. Any attempt of Twilight to reverse engineer the spell and summon someone else or to escape seemed incredibly difficult. Twilight kept reading and finally announced, “I think I’m ready.”

Twilight looked over the spell as she started casting it. Fluttershy was still standing outside the statue of Discord. If Fluttershy was standing anywhere but the spot Twilight was aiming for, or if the spell was just a random assortment of words — as should be the case — the spell wouldn’t work.

A pink aura flowed around Twilight’s horn. The strength of the magic coursed through Twilight as she followed all of the directions as written.

And with a flourish of light, a thoroughly surprised Fluttershy appeared in front of them.

“Ahh! A dragon!” were the first words out of Fluttershy’s mouth as she first tried to escape and run away. But as she turned around to flee, she saw that she was in a long, seemingly unending hallway and had nowhere to run to.

“Fluttershy! It’s just me, Spike!” he tried to reassure her.

Fluttershy looked at Twilight and then looked back at Spike, and then back to Twilight, and then looked at the long, neverending hallway behind them.

“Twilight… where are we?” asked a very nervous Fluttershy.

Twilight walked over to Fluttershy and wrapped one of her wings around her. Twilight sighed and started to talk.

“Fluttershy, we are inside the library of Discord. This library is the reason behind the chaotic mess that is Discord. Here, let me show you.”

Twilight levitated a book off the shelf and opened it up for Fluttershy to see. “Look at this book for a moment.”

Fluttershy started to read the book and a look of increasing confusion appeared on her face with each word she read.

“Umm… it’s just random words.”

“Every book in this library is like this. It’s every assortment of random words there could possibly be. So theoretically… and practically. Every book ever. All the wrong ones, all the right ones, and all the random ones.”

“Ok… but what happened to Spike?” Fluttershy asked.

“Discord is capable of thinking of millions of things at once,” Spike explained “a side effect of this is that his mind can think really quickly compared to the outside world, and so time passes by very slowly here. I’ve actually been here for over two years.”

“And somehow, you’re supposed to know how to get Discord to let us out of here,” Twilight explained.

“Wait… me? I messed up so badly. I broke my promise! I couldn’t possibly talk to Discord again. I’ve broken his trust!”

“You sure did,” said a soft spoken Discord as he turned visible behind Fluttershy.