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Bluegrass Brooke


Gonna try this whole writing thing again.

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Featured August 16, 2015 on Equestria Daily!

Twilight could not have been more ecstatic to have a magic student of her own. Not only was Entropy kind, but he completely understood and even shared her love of learning. An entire month working alongside him was a dream come true. But when admiration turns into something else, she may be unprepared for the consequences.

Discord despises the thought of an entire month as a pony. No chaos magic, and he has to keep his true identity a secret. Stuck with the insufferable know it all Twilight Sparkle was a fate worse than death. Or was it? As time passes, the once tiresome mare had become almost pleasant to be around. Could he actually be falling for her?

[AU for excessive headcanon that doesn't quite jive with canon]


Cover by the ever-talented CarniverousCaribou and colored by my friend Toonebs.


The entire story takes place in my own universe and continues the summer after What Changes May Come ends. Elements from that story as well as my parallel fic An Honest Life are included here. There is no need to read either to enjoy this one, though I encourage you to check them out. Essentially the events are canon until the middle of season 4.

This is one story I never thought I would be able to write. I had been wanting to compose a Twicord fic, but had no idea how to get a good setup. The idea for this fic came from SageBrony07 who's also been instrumental in the idea for many of the chapters.

I can't say thank you enough to Nomad_Sigma as well. He's been such a big help with the last leg of the story, editing my ramblings along with being the best idea man a girl could ask for!

Prereading for certain chapters provided by Nomad_Sigma and SageBrony07. Proofreading by
Smaug the golden, TemplarBrony, The Forgotten Comrade, and viewers like you.

It takes an army, that's all I've got to say. :rainbowlaugh:

Chapters (20)
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Comments ( 569 )

Beautifully written, I can't write a song so I appreciate the work that went into this.

5386221 Thanks. That means a lot to me. I put a ton of effort into this. Especially the song, since I'm terrible with poetry!

This was awesome. I loved the Limerick War. Also thanks for the shout out. While I don't know all that Blue has in store for us, I can say from what we discussed it's gonna be awesome. Stay tune for the next chapter. Things are going to get interesting. Thanks Blue for taking this idea. I have a few of them, but lack the skills for writing them. Thanks for adopting this idea, and turning it into a reality. I can't wait to see what happens next. Instant Favorite.

Yes! Finally a twicord ship! This pair needs more love.

I'm not huge on twicord but I love the idea of discord having to live froma ponies perspective. You gain a like and a follow :pinkiesmile:

I really liked how Twilight developed an instant liking towards Emtropy.

Oh this is turning out more great than I thought!
Although it is stranger than the things I've sought.
A draconequus pony?
Surely, this story is phony.
How I thought Sony would be bad, but turned out to be good and my friend was glad...

Rhyming is fun, no?

Hmm...I'm not a big Twicord fan (I prefer Fluttercord) but this story looks quite interesting

And just when I was looking for another Discolight fic you come along! Tracked and Faved I hope the chapter updates aren't too infrequant.

It remind me of Loppodity Pandora Universe

It was pretty surprising to see Discord and his act get along with Twilight's personality, even though Discord is, well, chaosy, and Twilight really likes order. Apparently, if you mix intelligent order with intelligent chaos, an intelligent overload will happen. You ma'am, has earned a follow!

Well, technically, i insta-followed you the moment i finished the story description. :pinkiecrazy:

haha that base of the storx comes from Loppoditys comic ^^
but its AMAZING to have an fanfiction about it ;3

5389060 5389554 Yeah, the Loppodity universe and comic inspired me to write a story with Discord as a pony falling in love with Twilight. Ran the idea by SageBrony07, and he came up with the idea for this fic.

5389311 Thanks! I could really see the potential connection Twilight would have with Discord by way of intelligent discussion. Both are brilliant (though perhaps in different ways), and magically gifted. It seemed logical that they would connect over learning.

5388593 I've got four other chapters already written up, and ready to go soon. This story's my baby at the moment, so I don't suspect you'll have to wait any longer than a week or two between chapters once I run out of my storehouse. Provided rl doesn't keep me from writing (it rarely does).

5386614 He, he. You're rhyme made me smile. It will keep my spirits up for a while. :pinkiehappy:

5389916 very nice ^^
im sooo excited for moar ^^

Interesting. I do feel compelled to point out though, that Twilight is pretty smart, and if Discord disappears at the same time a stallion named Entropy who loves disharmony and chaos magic appears, she's going to catch on quickly. Maybe Discord should have a double in his true form wander around a bit, just to throw Twilight off his trail?

5391238 From the show, I don't think Twilight keeps tabs on Discord (that lovely duty falls to Celestia). He just randomly appears from time to time. Though, I could definitely see Fluttershy catching on. And, Discord's not using chaos magic at the moment, he's using unicorn magic (thus why he can't control it). Twilight will probably start to get suspicious later, but for now, I think she's "star struck." I do appreciate you pointing that out. It's good to know what my readers think. :twilightsmile:

I... Wow.
This is a REALLY good story!

5391444 Awweee. Thanks. :twilightblush: I put a TON of effort into it.

Did anyone else sing the Limerick out loud? Nice story you got going here, I expect more from you. Tracking.
-ThePortalPonies

This was fun to read. I never thought Discord had Arthritis. Nice touch. Also I approve of the mindless Destruction. It fits Discords character to a T. Also, nice chapter from Discord's perspective. This is going to be fun to read.

I really liked Discord's random acts of destruction and Twilight's enthusiasm with
learning physics. I got to say. I didn't expected Twilight to be into older ponies given that Entropy has arthritis.

5395801 Glad you liked that bit. It was very fun to write. He's older, not old. He's still middle aged, just not young. Arthritis starts in middle age, and Discord happened to draw the short end of the stick and ended up with a bad early onset case. That's how I see it anyway. :derpytongue2:

And the pony body and mindset begin to affect Discord....
STARTING WITH ARTHRITIS, YA OLD CODGER!

When Discord's talking to Spike, he asks if he scared him. Spike says

I don't scare easily.

It may be right, but I think it's wrong. Curse my muddled mind.

Good chapter, by the way.

5396989 Thanks for pointing that out. I'll take a look. :twilightsmile: Glad you liked the chapter!

That was interesting. It seems like no matter where Discord goes, it causes trouble. Nice touch adding in Pinkie can't have sweets due to her pregancy. I do love how Discord and Cheese agree, they are outnumbered by the mares. Anypony else notice that? Thanks for the quick updates. I has been a lot of fun reading what happens.

Great update! And it arrived so soon, too.

This is turning out to be a better story than I expected! I just think that Twilight wouldn't start crying right away if Spike went missing but rather feel determined to find him. Or that's just me :twilightblush:. Nevertheless, this was a pretty good chapter.

5398949 Hmmm. You're right about that Twilight bit. I'll probably change that. People tell me I add too many crying scenes into my stories. Must . . . stop . . . being . . . sappy!

Will Discord meet Flim?

5399003 Yup. At some point I'm going to have them get together. In fact, in An Honest Life, they meet the day after Discord comes to town. Didn't put it in here because it wasn't relevant to this story. You can read that bit in AHL if you're curious.

This story keeps on getting more and more interesting by the chapter.:pinkiehappy: Hoping for Discord to start developing feelings for Twilight soon. DiscordxTwilight is my favorite shipping. You've got my support.

This is my favorite chapter yet. It was fun to see Discord making Twilight all flustered. Also, it was funny to see her getting jealous with RD and defensive with the CMC and Spike.

"But, it's a nice day and Rainbow said the weather team's making it rain all day tomorrow."

"But, it's a nice day and Rainbow said the weather team's making it rain all day..."

"...Rainbow said the weather team's making it rain all day..."

"...the weather team's making it rain all day..."

"MAKING IT RAIN ALL DAY."

Heh. God, you're posting good chapters so fast, you deserve a speed-writer reward. Next to the guy who wrote an entire book on religion in only two hours.

5405092 :twilightblush: I actually had this chapter written out before I published the story. Though I do write fast, I will admit (and a lot). I take it the raining all day has some significance. :rainbowlaugh: I actually explain why in An Honest Life . . .

When it rained in Ponyville, it poured. At least that was Rainbow Dash's new weather team slogan. Applejack was more than convinced that the lower frequency and increased intensity of rain was just her friend being lazy.

5404815 He he. Thanks. And he will. Next chapter's got some *ahem* hintings. Things are only going to get more interesting.

5405116 That seems, one-hundred percent, just like Rainbow Dash.

Great chapter. I love the chase scene. I'm glad about Discord getting a new friend in Ponyville, I wonder how badly will Dash take it when Entropy is revealed to be Discord. Anyway, nice touch with the eyes changing colors. I guess Harmony and Chaos don't mix well. I wonder what will happen next, and also who will be the first pony to learn who Entropy is. That probably won't happen for a while.

i swear i love this story
but if in the ending discord decides to stay a pony im going to kill myself ...

Wow, this chapter is intense and makes wonder more about Discord's past.

Very assymetric bet - Celestia did not place any time limit on the time he has to be good in public - and they're both (nearly?) immortal.

Nice idea with the Macaroni. I love the fact Spike attacked Entropy. It shows the truth, if Spike was replaced with Rainbow Dash, she would have punched him. But since it was Spike he gets a worse punishment. This was fun to read. I wonder how others are going to react to Spike using fire on Entropy. I guess he is going to be in the dog house. Nice job at the end telling about Cheese and helping Discord get a bit more of a conscious. Thanks for an update.

I hope we get some nice broments (bro moments) with Discord and Spike later in the story

5414419 Celestia's side is for one month so it's fair to whoever wins. Sorry. Forgot to slip that bit in there. Celestia's not mean enough to hold him to it for any longer.

5414552 There will be, but it will be a while yet.

5408726 that's a little harsh for something that is a viable possibly.

5416111
I wouldn't go so far as to say I'd kill myself, but personally I am incredibly tired of stories where Discord decides voluntarily to become a pony. Because the only reason Discord could possibly ever want to be a pony would be to fit in with ponies, and the moment Discord voluntarily undergoes a radical and permanent change in order to fit in anywhere, he's not Discord anymore. Discord turned into a pony against his will, or impersonating a pony for his own purposes, is still Discord. But Discord giving up his own form forever, on purpose, just to fit in, is not.

Discord's own form is mismatched and chaotic, things he loves; he apparently considers himself attractive, considering how often he sticks his face on things; he is stronger than a pony, bigger than a pony, more dextrous than a pony and more flexible than a pony, and in fact can do any physical activity that ponies can do better than they can do it except for running really fast and kicking hard. When looked at from an unbiased perspective, Discord's body is superior to ponies in many ways that Discord cares about, and is not inferior to ponies in any way that Discord seems to have an interest in. So Discord choosing to be a pony forever is either out of character, or broken by loneliness into becoming someone he's not, or transformed by authorial fiat (as with stories where he used to be a pony and then turned into Discord, and then decides to turn back.)

"In order to have love, you should be willing to completely transform into a totally different person who's conventionally attractive and fits into your society" is a terrible, terrible message to send, and it repulses me to find it in fiction wherever it appears. For it to be applied to Discord, a character whose whole purpose and nature is to love what is weird and different and doesn't fit, it's particularly appalling. So yeah, if Discord decides to be a pony forever at the end of the story I will be very unhappy with it.

(That being said, Discord choosing to occasionally take pony form to fit in with their society from time to time is perfectly within character for him. Lopoddity's Pandora series has Discord as a pony-shaped college professor, and he and Twilight end up married. The important thing there is that Discord uses his own form at home, even though he continues to look like a pony while teaching -- he didn't become a pony, he plays a pony in public but is still himself with his family. That makes sense. I wouldn't be upset if the story went there, just if he chose to permanently be a pony.)

Essentially the events are cannon

*canon

5447494 Fixed it! Thanks for pointing that out.

Why had it taken four young mares and their Elements of Harmony

Er, wouldn't it be six though?

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