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Impossible Numbers

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying, And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying."


Nightmare Night, the perfect time to cut loose and go wild! Or so Rainbow Dash thinks; Fluttershy, not so much. So when Rainbow pays her a tame, friendly visit, she stumbles upon a Discord tea party and - amid all the usual draconequus nonsense - wonders how he'd take to the holiday of horror.

Originally designed as a contestant for FlutterDash Contest #4: Nightmare Night, What a Fright!

Partially written for National Pony Writing Month 2017.

Chapters (8)
Comments ( 30 )

There are eight chapters in total for this fic, which I shall release at a rate of two per day, so this is not going to be dragged out much. It's a release schedule I'm experimenting with, so any feedback on this would be most welcome. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Eldritch Fun Times. :twilightsmile:


Sadly, no. I was still writing the thing when the deadline went by with a whoosh, so it wasn't eligible. In any case, I continued the project as a part of NaPoWriMo 2017 instead.

great idea for a story and remember take your time and write the story the way you want it not anyone else's.

So far so good, I look forward to what happens next.


Glad you think so! And no worries on that front; the story is completely written. At the moment, I'm editing it to put the finishing touches on each chapter before release.


Great! I'll do my best to make sure it's a pleasant read. :twilightsmile:

Hmm... I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

Oh, this promises to be quite the tale. Especially sonce I can't tell how much of Fluttershy's selective information campaign regarding Nightmare Night is meant to keep others safe, and how much is to keep Discord to herself. Of course, I could just be misreading the room there. Still, looking forward to more.



Here you go. Two more chapters, bringing us close to the halfway mark. A little earlier than I'd planned, but I've got things to do at my end. Enjoy!

Up ahead, the window was a black screen.

Then it was a blue screen.

"Oh dear," said Discord. "That isn't running Vista, is it?"

In any case, great examination of the character dynamics between the three foci of the story. Discord's short-sightedness, Dash's need for superiority, and Fluttershy's avoidance and passive aggression are doing them all no favors. This could get a lot worse before it gets better, and the interpersonal drama should be a treat to see.


Happy to see you enjoyed the story so much! Thanks! :twilightsmile:


Come now, Vista's too easy a target. :rainbowlaugh:

:scootangel: Thank you for the great comments. Writing character dynamics is always my favourite part of writing, so I'm glad you like my treatment of the main three so much. Discord was an unusual challenge, as I haven't "really" written for his character before. It was a balancing act, considering he has to be both a smug jerk bordering on evil and a convincingly peppy and endearing friend, at least towards Fluttershy.

And oh, you better believe it gets a lot worse. :pinkiecrazy:

I'm glad things are starting to get better for Flutters, I've been feeling so bad for her. Also, I wonder how many more chapter there are left.


The worst is behind her, don't worry. And there are two more chapters left, which will be released tomorrow.

oh snap...she snaped

And there you have it! One Flutterdash Friendshipping Fic finished before Friday! I hope you enjoy it, ladies and gentlemen. :pinkiesmile:


Even poor, patient Fluttershy has her limits.

Glad that things worked out in the end!


But of course! I'm not that cruel. :raritywink: Thank you for the nice comments, too.

Lovely stuff from start to finish. No one was entriely in the right, everyone learned something, and everyone's happy at the end. What more could you ask for?


True story: I rewatched that particular scene to get the details exactly right. Since the scene was at least ten minutes long and far more complex than I remembered, I had to trim it, uh, let's say "a bit".


Well said. :twilightsmile: Thank you for the response. I'm very pleased to see you enjoyed the fic so much.

I wasn’t hiding it from him,” Fluttershy snapped, and Angel squeaked in agreement from the table. “I was hoping it wouldn’t come up at all!

that's hiding it just said differently shy.

Rainbow Dash as a Chaos Apprentice? That's a new one. Usually it's Pinkie.


Discord does go in for lateral thinking, doesn't he?

Exciting. Nice subversion. Dash is such a loyal friend.


Always one for the big entrance, that Rainbow Dash. :rainbowlaugh: Glad to see you enjoying this one.

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