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Vagabond short fiction writer. Veteran of many fandom wars. Believer of light in the darkness.

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Since his release and redemption, Discord has gotten to know Fluttershy's friends very well but he's never done the same with her family. As they're important to her (and she's important to him), the Lord of Chaos takes it upon himself to make the introductions.

Unfortunately, he decides that the best place to start is with her brother, Zephyr Breeze.


Created for the May Pairings contest

Featured 5/28/2020 - 5/31/2020!

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Unfortunately, he decides that the best place to start is with her brother, Zephyr Breeze.

Oh, this'll be fun.

That was fun. ^^

This gets a favorite.

How the hell did these two not meet in the show?!

i wanted a fic like this for ages, and hey Zephyr actually outsmarted twilight, he make a decent low tier villain, but serous great story it really beat my expectations, i imaged the standard hangover trope, they hate each other and go on a silly adventure learning to respect each other by the end so bravo, hope we get more shenanigan in the future, having fluttershy reaction to her brother treating discord as her husband would be fun

also im imagine a training montage with Zephyr learning to use chaos magic

"Bro."

I read this last word and my mind instantly went

because yo.

Oh that was fun.

Wow, this is great. Never realized this either. Have an upvote, a favorite, and most importantly
*pats head*
headpats.

I mean I certainly don't believe that little goblin Angel Bunny when he claims to be an ordained priest of the Black Rabbit of Inlé.

I believe he's technically an antipaladin.

"After all, you know what they say, bro." Discord pointedly tossed away the stack of farming tools he was abruptly holding.

Nicely done.

At least they took care of Zephyr before he called down a meteor.

... Holy crap, that ending. I'm mildly terrified now. Brilliant work. Best of luck in the judging.

Not just because he needed to borrow the money for his train ticket the rest of the way, but because she had all the ins! Mane therapy was one thing, but for animals? It was a sure fire hit! Las Pegasus had a ton of show animals, after all. Performing was stressful, and nopony had probably ever thought to try and relax the animal performers. She was an animal expert and probably knew all the ponies out there who used them in their acts. She'd introduce him to the right ones, he'd make his pitch and be set up in an expensive suite with room service by the end of the week!

That... actually isn’t a bad idea for a career in Equestria. Zephyr is of course underestimating the amount of time and effort involved. He also probably just seriously annoyed/terrified every pony in Las Pegasus. Still the whole city knows who he is now and there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

Though Zephyr isn’t as in the clear on the mansion as he thinks he is. Wait till he gets his first tax bill after the ERS evaluates the property.

I absolutely adore stories where Discord is in true form, and you nailed it. You got him just right.

As for Zephyr, I really feel bad for him. I mean, the entire point of Flutter Brutter was that he was turning over a new leaf. He wasn't fixed in total, but he had started down the right path, and we were hopeful—if not for his sake, then Fluttershy's—that he was going to end up all right. And then the next time we see him? He gets a brand new job for which he is totally unqualified for, sucks at it, and gets fired five minutes later. Right back to square one. Just seems like they reset him for a joke, which is kinda dirty.

Still, this was a lot of fun to read. Great job, author! :twilightsmile:

Welp, this was amazing

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Ironically, show there contradicts comic canon, where Zhephyr ended up in good place after some dithering

The natural accord between two irresponsible jackasses.

Well, one irresponsible jackass and one still figuring things out reality warper... who is, quite often an irresponsible jackass.

It's quantum.

Oh no they're perfectly horrible together .

Who'd have thought it could work so well .

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I love the idea of Zephyr being the actual bad influence and coming up with new ways to do chaos and get away with it much to discord delight and everyone else woe

Now that you mention it, why isn't this a more common pairing in fanfics? :rainbowhuh: The characterization here is spot on, not that I expected any less!

I really enjoyed this one shot.

the great and powerful - but not Great and Powerful

See, the distinction here is important, otherwise Discord would be in technical violation of Trixie's trademarking of the term.

Trixie still hasn't forgiven him for finding that loophole yet either. Much less how he makes it a point of exploiting it whenever and however he can.

"I mean I certainly don't believe that little goblin Angel Bunny when he claims to be an ordained priest of the Black Rabbit of Inlé."

*slowly raises hand*...I do.

I mean...it's Angel Bunny.

"Oh pft. First of all you know that Spike doesn't need it."

That's...actually rather flattering of Discord to say. Huh. :twilightsmile:


As for Zephyr and Discord...my gosh, how have I never seen it before? They really do work well together! :pinkiegasp: I'm not sure it's better for Equestria that they do, buuuuuut, that's just a minor detail at this point. :raritywink:

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Let us hope that Discord and Zephyr Breeze will meet and interact in the Season 10 comic books. Fluttershy will have a double headache dealing with the two of them together!

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Who’s to say that IDW's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #74 featuring Zephyr Breeze and his new friend Pixie Cut couldn’t take place after his temporary Royal Guard stint in Season Nine’s “Twilight’s Seven”?

I also read somepony else’s headcanon / theory on Derpibooru that Princess Luna could have bribed Zephyr Breeze to be a temporary Royal Guard by booking a mane therapy appointment with him.

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That... actually isn’t a bad idea for a career in Equestria.

Yeah, the irony is that Zephyr's original plan actually is a pretty good one. Fluttershy has a lot of ins with the animal community and he's got a skill that would be legitimately useful.

Of course, then Discord happened and.. well...

Izzi #26 · May 29th · · ·

I loved this!!! It was well-written, You captured both character's perfectly, and many of the jokes had me laughing. I wonder how Fluttershy reacted to all of this

Best characterization and narrative use of Zephyr I've seen on the site. And I'm honestly surprised that the show(or even a fimfic writer!) hasn't done a fic like this before. In addition it feels very enjoyable to read. Amazing writer. Amazing story. Amazing 10/10.

another one would also be really cool if you catch my drift....... bro

Dammit, this is clearly funnier than my entry. Have my glowing support and continued interest, you jerk.

"Very right," Discord agreed. "Now, I could help you get there by lending you a little of my chaos magic, buuuuuut..."

NO, NO, BAD IDEA, DISCORD, ABORT ABORT ABORT!

Bro, I'm following you now. :pinkiecrazy:

I mean I certainly don't believe that little goblin Angel Bunny when he claims to be an ordained priest of the Black Rabbit of Inlé."

The fact that Angel may or may not worship the Black Rabbit explains much. :derpyderp2:

That was a Win-Win-Win for everypony! :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

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See, the distinction here is important, otherwise Discord would be in technical violation of Trixie's trademarking of the term.

I think he's actually trying to avoid the eponymous Wizard of Oz, who got there first. (Yes, the former stage magician with no actual magic. I feel a need to keep reminding people what Trixie's self-proclaimed title is a reference to)


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Irony requires being unexpected. The comics have been known to contradict episodes that predate them. (The first comic storyline is a return of the villain from the Season 2 finale, and the Friends Forever series contradicts the first two seasons at least twice.)

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Irony (suspected) I was talking about is was that often the people, I knew and who not know not of IDW comics at all, were coming with same ideas, claiming that it would be more believable, or imagining just some random fluff which would match IDW stories. Once in while reader comes with explanation or outcome not chosen by show writer (or a manager, who stomp onto writers).

One of the fluff ones was name and nature of Celestia's disguise identity, Sunny, offered by by my friend. Or "that universe have to have cat people!" Fluttershy's Brother's story didn't an unraveling it had in show, but that's the problem of last season episodes - many of them had contradicted the spirit of first seasons.

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That's several different reasons it's only ironic if you're stupid. You're making Alanis Morissette look like she knows what irony is. That said, not knowing what words mean doesn't mean you're stupid.

THIS IS CANNON AND I WON'T ACCEPT NO FOR AN ANSWER!

How this isn't tagged as Random is beyond me, my god you portray Discord so brilliantly!

"I...what." Zephyr's panic started to ease off into total and utter confusion.

"Unstuck in time," Discord repeated.

"It what happens when time stabilizer damaged! I warn them, but no one listen to poor Zathrus!"

"WHO AND WHAT WAS THAT?!" Zephyr shrieked, pointing a hoof toward where a bizarre biped wearing an odd amalgam of furs had shuffled through, paused only to offer the comment, and then vanished again.

:trollestia:

God, I love the quantum brotherhood displayed here.

Bros before* hoes!

*Warning: the concept of time, and therefore the definition of "before" is subject to change as per the whims of Chaos™®©

*Alondro eye-narrows* Zephyr is learning my methods... I cannot permit this. *kills Zephyr... which 99% of the fandom is ok with!*

:trollestia:

I'm simultaneously delighted to have read this and angry that we never got Discord interacting with any of Fluttershy's family in the show!

Before I read this, I must know: Is this one of those pointless Zephyr-bashing stories? I got sick of them the first twenty times that happened. Some of the comments seem to imply that this isn't the case, but I want to make sure.

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Check it out.

You won't be disappointed.

--Spade

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There are two meaning of term ironic. One supposes result contrary to expected. That's one meaning. Another, usually literary, is meaning is being obvious (to audience) while presumably being obscure for acting person, character, etc.

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Ah, dramatic irony. That still doesn't apply here, but for more subtle reasons.

Zephyr Breeze's golden hair flowed like water as he hovered above the flaming ruins of Las Pegasus. Filled with thousands of golden statues of himself, the city was in chaotic ruins after having been laid to waste by Zephyr's maddened fury. Hooves outstretched, he floated ominously above it all as orchestral music swept around him. Below, a choir of scantily-clad Rainbow Dash look-alikes chanted in Horse Latin.

As their voices rose to a fever pitch, they climaxed their song in a singular word - a name.

"ZEPHYROTH! ZEPHYROTH!"

I was caught off guard in that moment... god dammit Zephy :facehoof:

TDR
TDR #47 · May 30th · · ·

I mean I certainly don't believe that little goblin Angel Bunny when he claims to be an ordained priest of the Black Rabbit of Inlé."

This does not surprise me in the slightest.

we need a sequel: Zephyr AND discord VS THE IRS

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Sometimes I'm surprised by what is and isn't received well among our respective potentially inflammatory comments. I'm pretty sure nobody actually likes Zephyr, in or out of universe, and that this was the intended audience reaction to the character. I pair him with Lightning Dust out of a combination of color similarity and wanting to ensure that neither of them are ever happy. And yet, somehow, there are at least two people who would be sad to see him go.

angel claiming not to be an ordained preist of lord frith, but instead the black rabbit of inlé... sounds about right

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