Chaotic Love Part II: The Children of Chaos & Kindness

by Mr101

First published

[Sequel to Chaotic Love] Ten years on and Discord and Fluttershy are living in peace with their three children. But Discord's past threatens to destroy everything he now cherishes above all else.

[The sequel to Chaotic Love, reading it is advised.]

It's been ten years since Discord defeated his inner demons and married Fluttershy. Now the father of three children, Entropy, Pandemonium and Songflower, he lives his days in peace & quiet with his wife and their friends.

He couldn't be happier.

But when something from his past threatens to resurface and possible tear apart his whole world apart, he stands to lose the one thing he cherishes over all else.

His family.

Temporary Hiatus whilst plot gets slight re-vamp. Apologies!

Humanized ponies, cover art done by ManiacPaint, background from Google images. Edited version to come!

Chapter I - Explosive Invitations

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Chaotic Love Part II: The Children of Chaos and Kindness.

Chapter I - Explosive Invitations

Discord softly hummed to himself as his old eyes gazed lazily over the page of Ponyville’s local newspaper, “Hm…”

“What is it, dear?” Fluttershy asked as she peeked up from the book she was reading.

Discord lowered the paper slightly, keeping his eyes on the paper as he propped his glasses up his face, “Says here that the griffon negotiations are going sour between them and the changelings…”

“Oh… that’s sad to hear,” Fluttershy frowned, “I hope Chrysalis can secure the peace she is looking for.”

“Discord nodded, “Aye, would be a shame if they went to war over something so trivial as ancient land rights.”

He lifted up the newspaper as Fluttershy idly gazed over at the clock and gasped loudly, “Oh, sugar! I’m going to be late picking up the kids!”

“No fret, sweetheart,” Discord chuckled as he folded his paper up, “I’ll go get them.”

“Oh, okay. I’ll make a start on getting dinner ready,” Fluttershy smiled.

Discord smiled back and planted a soft kiss on his wife’s cheek before he headed towards the door and grabbed his coat. He opened the door to the cottage and left, smiling to himself as he donned his coat and made his way towards town.

It didn’t take him to long to reach the edge of town and briskly made his way towards the school, taking a shortcut through the marketplace.

“Afternoon, buddy!”

Discord looked to his right and saw Caramel walking over to him, a large grin on his face as he waved.

“Hello, Caramel,”

“Where ya headin’?” Caramel asked.

“Caramel. What time is it?” Discord said flatly.

Caramel blinked and looked at his watch, “It’s ten past three— oh, right…”

Discord rolled his eyes as Caramel chuckled embarrassingly and started to walk to the school again being followed by Caramel.

“Hey, Discord. You mind if I tag along?”

Please tell me you’re not going to try and hit on Cheerilee again…” Discord sighed.

“Why? She’s single, she’s attractive. And did I ever mention her—”

“Her arse that is so out of this world you could play the bongos till the cows come home,” Discord interrupted, “about fifty times or so, yes.”

“Ah… okay.”

“Look, Caramel. You’re my friend so I’m going to say this in the nicest way possible. Give up.”

“W-what?! Why?”

“Well for one thing, Cheerilee’s not single anymore,” Discord smirked.

“... What?” Caramel deadpanned.

“Yeah, she hooked up with Berry Punch last week.”

Discord held back his laughter as Caramel’s jaw threatened to fall from his face, given how much it had dropped.

However, he was surprised when Caramel’s stunned expression quickly changed and he spouted one of the largest grins Discord had ever seen.

“Awesome! That means there’s a slim chance for a threesome! Thanks for the info, mate!”

And with that, Caramel took off down the road towards Berry Punches home. Discord stared after them na and sighed, shaking his head as he continued his journey to the school.

“Okay class, enjoy the weekend!” Miss Cheerilee smiled.

The front door of the school burst open as a swarm of excited children ran out of the building, laughing and cheering as they rushed to their respective parents. Discord chuckled as he leant on the gateway leading to the school. He raised his brow when only Entropy and Pandemonium emerged from the building, each one sporting an expression of anger before being followed by Miss Cheerilee.

He made his way quickly over to their teacher, a look of concern on his face, “Boys? What’s—”

Before Discord could ask them what the matter was, Miss Cheerilee coughed gently and beckoned him inside, “Boys, wait here.”

“What’s the matter with the twins? And where’s Songflower?” Discord asked as they entered the building

“I’m sorry, Discord. But there was an incident today on the playground,” Cheerilee sighed as she led him into the main classroom.

“Incident? What—”

He froze and his eyes went wide as he stepped into the classroom. Sitting at a desk sniffling softly to herself with a black eye was Songflower. She looked up upon hearing Discord’s voice and looked away.

“Songflower?!” Discord said as he ran over to his daughter and knelt beside her.

“H-hey, daddy…” she sniffled.

“What happened?” Discord asked Cheerilee, his voice sounded darker than normal.

“I’m afraid it was Golden Crown…” Cheerilee sighed, “again apparently.”

“What do you mean, again apparently?” Discord growled as he stood up, “has this happened before?”

“Not like this, this is the first time Golden has attacked someone,” Cheerilee explained, “I've only realised today but she appears to be, well… bullying Songflower.”

Discord stormed over to the trach with a face like thunder and growled dangerously low at her, “Then why haven’t you done something?! You should’ve told me or Fluttershy!”

“Discord!” Cheerilee snapped, “please refrain from raising your voice, need I remind you we have a child present? Like I said, I have only become aware of this issue today as did your sons!”

“Daddy…” Songflower whimpered, “I’m s-sorry I didn’t tell you, mummy, Miss Cheerilee or Entropy and Pandy… I was s-scared…”

Discord’s rage subsided as he looked over to his daughter and frowned and walked over, “Why were you scared, sweetie? You know you can tell your mother and I anything.”

“B-but Golden,“ Songflower sniffled, “said t-that if I t-told on her, y-you and mummy wouldn’t l-love me anymore because I was a f-fraidy cat…”

Songflower then burst into tears as Discord picked her up and tightly held her to his chest, “Shh, shh shh… we will never stop loving you, Songflower. You’re my little chaotic princess.”

Songflower sniffled and giggled softly as Discord kissed her head, “T-thank you, Daddy…”

“Why don’t we go and get some ice cream, hmm?” Discord asked.

“But what about dinner? Wouldn’t mummy be starting it by now?” Songflower asked.

“Well… your mother doesn't have to know,” Discord winked as she giggled softly.

He started to leave the classroom and turned his head to Cheerilee, “I’ll come back tomorrow with Fluttershy and we can talk about this more, I presume Golden has been punished.”

“Yes. She’ll receive detention for a month and I’ll be speaking to her parents about her behaviour first thing on Monday.”

Discord nodded as he carried his daughter out of the building.

“I knew I should’ve decked the brat when I had the chance…” Entropy muttered.

“Golden would’ve totally deserved it. No one does that to our sis and gets away with it!” Pandemonium growled.

“Boys,” Discord said, “I know you’re angry, but you do not under any circumstances beat up a young girl. If you want to help your sister, you can help by being there for her and keeping an eye out on the playground. Okay?”

“Yes, dad…” the grumbled.

“Okay. Now… lets go and get some ice cream before we go home,” Discord smirked.

“Score!” The twins grinned as they raced into town towards sugarcube corner.

Songflower cuddled tighter into her father’s chest as he followed after his two sons, a small frown forming on his face.

This is going to upset Fluttershy… he thought to himself.

Fluttershy hummed to herself as she stirred the wooden spoon in the saucepan, inhaling the smell of the sauce deeply.

“Almost ready… I do wonder what’s taking them so long though,” she muttered.

As she opened the fridge to take out some vegetables she heard the front door open and quickly placed the vegetables on the counter before going into the hallway to greet them.

“Hello, everyone. How was—”

She stopped mid-sentence as she gasped. Fluttershy quickly rushed over to Songflower, who was holding Discord’s hand and an ice cream in the other, and scooped her up.

“Oh my goodness, what happened, sweetheart?” she asked.

“I-It’s nothing, mummy,” Songflower mumbled.

“She’s been bullied by Golden Crown, Fluttershy,” Discord answered, “Cheerilee’s only been made aware of it today.”

Fluttershy frowned as she examined her daughters eye, “Well, I’m going over there right now and giving Filthy Rich a piece of my mind!”


“No one hurts my children and gets away with it! Golden Crown needs to be punished!”

“Yeah! Go mum!” Entropy and Pandemonium cheered.

“Fluttershy!” Discord snapped, holding her arms, “listen to yourself… this isn’t like you.”


“Cheerilee has already given her detention for a month and she is going to talk with Filthy and Golden on Monday. I’m going to see her tomorrow to talk about this, if you want to come.”

Fluttershy let out a deep breath as she calmed down, “Alright… but someones going to need to look after the children,”

“Oh, oh!” Entropy grinned, “can it be Pinkie?”

“Yeah! She’s awesome!” Pandemonium added.

“No,” Discord groaned, “not after last time…”

The boys let out a disappointed groan as Fluttershy giggled. Discord shook his head as the memory came flooding back. It had been a Sunday afternoon and he and Fluttershy had gone on a picnic leaving the kids in the care of Pinkie who was the only one available at the time, needless to say, it got out of control. Discord was lucky Pinkie had managed to talk Mr and Mrs Cake out charging him with the property damage.

“What about Rarity, mummy?” Songflower asked.

“What? No!” Pandemonium protested.

“Why? Is it cos Sweetie Belle might be there?” Entropy teased.

Pandemoniums cheeks went a light shade of red as he grumbled softly, “N-no! I just think it would be too girly thats all…”

“Your cheeks say otherwise, son,” Discord smirked.

Daaad!” Pandemonium whined, “you’re not helping!”

“Does my little man have a crush on someone?” Fluttershy cooed.

“Pandy likes Sweetie~” Songflower giggled.

Pandemonium cross his arms in a huff as the rest of his family chuckled at his embarrassment.

“Come on you lot, “Fluttershy smiled, “lets get the table ready.”

Discord smiled and headed for the living room, “I’ll be there in a second, I’ll just give Rarity a heads up and make sure she’s okay about it.”

“Okay, love.”

Discord walked over to the telephone as he listened to the sounds of his family preparing their dinner and dialed a few numbers, holding the receiver by his ear and listening to the dial tones.

This is the Carousel Boutique, how may I be of assistance?” came a female voice.

“Good afternoon, Rarity.”

“Oh, good afternoon to you too, Discord. How are you?” Rarity replied.

“So-so, there was an incident involving Songflower and Golden at the school today,” Discord sighed.

“Oh my, is the little dear alright? What happened?”

“Well, apparently Golden’s been bullying Songflower for quite some time now it seems,” Discord explained.

Rarity sighed over the phone, “I had hopes for that child not to turn out like her sister did at that age…”

“Yeah, anyway. The reason why I’m calling you is that me and Fluttershy are going to talk to Cheerilee in private about this and I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind looking after the children for a couple of hours.”

“Hmm… well I suppose—”

“You can use the twins as models for your boy clothesline,” Discord offered with a mischievous grin.

“Well then, I’ll be delighted to—” there was a pause as Discord heard a bell ring in the background, “hello, Colgate. I won’t be a moment. Sorry, Discord, I have to go.”

“No worries, Rarity, I’ll see you tomorrow then.”

“Goodbye, give my love to Fluttershy and the children!”

Discord chuckled as Rarity hung up the phone and he returned to join his family in the kitchen.

“So? What’s the word, dad?” Pandemonium asked.

“You’re going to spend some time over at Rarity’s tomorrow, and try to behave boys,” Discord replied as he sat down at the table, “also, you’re going to be modelling some boy clothes for her.

Both twins spat out the contents of their mouths and coughed as they looked at their father in disbelief before Discord burst into laughter.

“Gotcha!” he smirked.

As the twins grumbled and went back to eating their food Discord looked over to Fluttershy and Songflower, giving them a wink as they giggled as they realised what the wink was for.

In Canterlot castle, Princess Celestia sighed to herself as she leant on the balcony overlooking the town, her mind lost in its own thoughts. She failed to noticed the hand of her sister gently touch her back.

“Tia?” Luna asked.

No response.

“Tia?” Luna asked again, shaking her slightly.

“Hmmm? No, I don’t want one Chives…” Celestia half mumbled.

Luna giggled as she jabbed her sister in the ribs, causing the solar princess to yelp, “Luna! What was that for?”

“You were daydreaming again, Tia,” Luna giggled, “I was wondering if you wanted to join me for some dinner?”

“I guess so…” Celestia muttered as she stared off into the distant.

“Tia… are you okay?” Luna asked, tilting her head slightly, “you seem… a little distant today, more so than you normally are when you daydream.”

Celestia sighed as she turned to face her little sister and leant her back against the balcony, “I don’t know, Lulu… I’ve just got this really strange feeling… like something is out there that shouldn’t belong, or at least not any more.”

“You’re probably just tired, Tia. You did overdo it with that cake eating contest we had earlier, probably a sugar crash,” Luna smirked.

Celestia snorted before she giggled, “You’re just jealous I beat you. Again.”

The two sisters shared a laugh as they entered back into the palace, Luna wrapping an arm around her sisters in reassurance, “It probably is nothing, Tia. There’s nothing going on with the politics as far as I can see, the changelings are now our allies, Cadence is ruling the Empire with Shining fine and best of all!”

Celestia watched as Luna produced an envelop with her magic and grinned, handing it to her curious older sister, “We were given this!”

Celestia opened the letter and cleared her throat as she read it softly.

“Dear Sunbutt and Luna…”

She paused to look up at her giggling sister, “This is from Discord. Isn’t it?”

“Keep reading!” Luna giggled.

“Fluttershy and I would like to invite you to the tenth birthday party to be held at Sugarcube corner for our beautiful daughter Songflower on the 22nd of this month.

P.S. Bring presents!

Sorry, that was Songflower writing. But yeah, make good on the gifts, Sunbutt!”

Love, Discord x”

The letter suddenly exploded and covered the solar princess in a thick layer of soot. Luna blinked before she burst out laughing as Celestia glared at her, clearly unamused.

“Oh how I love that man sometimes. You should see your face, Tia!”

“Is that so?” Celestia smirked as she wiped her hand over her face and grinned at Luna.

Luna’s eyes widened as she realised what Celestia was going to do and bolted off down the corridor, cackling to herself.

“Oh no you don’t!” Celestia giggled as she ran after her sister.

Far into the vast expanse of the Everfree in the ruins of the castle were Discord had battled the Queen of Changelings ten years ago, there were two individuals each dress in black cloaks walking through them with a single lantern swinging in one of their hands.

“Are you sure this will work?” The one behind the one carrying the lantern asked

“Yes, yes. I’m quite sure.” He replied.

“But can you really do it? Control the raw power he wielded?” The follower asked nervously.

The leader groaned clearly irritated, “Why must you question my abilities?”

“My apologies, but you heard what the rumors spoke during that battle.”

“Exactly, and just think of what we will accomplish with that power on our side! Not even the Elements will stop us!” The leader replied with a clench of his fist.

“But, will he allow it. Or rather, he and his other self?”

The leader chuckled softly, turning to his comrade as a wicked smirk formed on his face in the flickering light, “They won’t have a choice…”

Chapter II - Family Reunion.

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Chaotic Love Part II: The Children of Chaos and Kindness.

Chapter II - Family Reunion

“Time’s running out, Discord…”

Discord shot up in his bd with a gasp. He looked around his bedroom, squinting through the darkness as the moonlight barely creeped in through the slit of the curtains. He looked down to the form of his sleeping wife and smiled as he watched her chest slowly rise up and down.

“Must be hearing things…” he muttered.

He smacked his lips as he realised just how thirsty he actually was. With a slow and quiet swing of his legs as to not disturb Fluttershy. he got out of bed and scratched his bare stomach which was followed by a loud growl.

“Guess I’ll fix myself a drink and a snack.”

As he started to walk out of the room and down the corridor towards the stairs, he stopped and smacked himself in the forehead.

“Right… magic,” he grumbled.

Just as he was about to summon some food and drink with his magic, a crash coming from downstairs caught his attention. With a quick soft movement, he raced down stairs and readied himself for any intruder he might find. Carefully walking through the living room towards the kitchen as he squinted in the darkness to try and catch any sign of movement.

A second, louder crash came from the kitchen and he leaned against the wall, peeking into the darkness. Counting to three in his head, he switched on the light and immediately cast an embolization spell in the whole are.

“Alright! What the hell… do you… huh…” he muttered as he looked around the empty room, “huh… guess I am imagining things…”

He shrugged and started to make himself a sandwich when he heard a sound every parent fears.

A child’s scream.

Discord immediately teleported to Songflower's room and looked around for any signs of trouble, ready to fight it. What he saw was something far worse than hearing a child's scream.

A child missing.

His eyes widened as he dashed out of her room and towards the twins room, “ENTROPY! PANDY! SONGFLOWER?!”

He backed up slightly as he stared into their empty room, his head shaking from side to side, “No… no no no no no… FLUTTERSHY!”

Discord ran into their room to see his wife still lying in their bed. He rushed over and roughly shook her, panic filling his every fiber. “FLUTTERSHY! WAKE UP THE CHILDREN—”

He fell backwards and crashed to the floor as his wife’s body rolled out of the bed, blood pouring from the open wound in her chest. Her eyes wide and lifeless as Discord’s chest began to rise, he slowly reached over to her body, his hand trembling and tears silently falling down his cheek.

“No… no this… t-this can’t be happening…” he whispered.

“True, this isn’t happening… at least... not yet.”

Discord spun round at the voice coming from behind him and came face to face with a swirling mass of shadows and two white eyes, “W-who are you?! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY WIFE AND CHILDREN?!”

The shadows chuckled as the room shifted to a familiar scene. Discord’s childhood home.

“You really don’t understand a thing do you, Discord?” it spoke with a mocking tone.

“DON’T PLAY GAMES WITH ME, FILTH!” Discord roared as his magic flared up.

He grabbed a nearby chair with his magic and crashed it into the shadow, only for it to phase through it completely and crash into the wall.

“Oh, come now, Discord,” it tuttered, “there’s no need for violence… I’m only here to deliver a message.”

“And what, pray tell, is that…” Discord said in a cold tone.

“Time is running out… this will soon be your future,” the shadow cuckled darkly.

“What do you mean? SPEAK!”

The shadow merely began to laugh which increased in volume as the dream world began to crumble in on itself and Discord was cast out, screaming as he blacked out.

Discord shot up in bed with a start, panting softly as he stared ahead of him wide eyed.

‘A nightmare… it was just a nightmare...’ he thought.

He heard Fluttershy humming nearby and cocked his head to his right and grinned at the sight with a lustful murr. Fluttershy was in nothing but her white, lacy underwear and was rummaging through some drawers with her ass raised up at him and her hips gently swaying. She clearly didn't notice her husband was awake and he took great enjoyment out of it.

With a quick but quiet movement of his body, Discord rose up from the bed and creeped behind Fluttershy. With a raise of his hand and a playful grin, he brought it down, slapping Fluttershy across her ass hard.

Fluttershy yelped as she jumped, turning round on the spot, “D-Discord!”

“Morning, sweetheart,” he smiled innocently.

“Yes. Morning,” she replied with a glare as she rubbed her backside.

“Oh, come now. I couldn’t resist!” Discord grinned.

Fluttershy rolled her eyes and giggled softly as she planted a soft kiss on his lips, “I guess not. Are you okay, honey? You seem a bit pale…” she asked tilting her head.

“Oh, just a weird dream is all. Nothing to worry about,” Discord lied with a wave of his hand.

“Alright,” Fluttershy replied, buying the lie, “are you ready to go have this chat with Miss Cheerilee?”

“Hm? Oh right, that,” Discord muttered as he rubbed the back of his head, “listen… ‘Fluttershy… can you do it alone? There’s… there’s something I need to take care of…”

Fluttershy looked at him worriedly, “Discord? Are you sure you’re okay?”

“I’m alright, don’t worry. I just need to check something out, that’s all. I’ll cook us all dinner tonight to make up for it, how’s that sound?”

“Alright… but I’m always here if you need to talk, dear,” Fluttershy replied as she kissed his lips.

“As I to you,” he smiled to her.

“Thank you so much for doing this, Rarity,” Fluttershy smiled as she embraced her friend.

“Not at all, Darling. It’s what friends are for.”

“Rarity?” Sweetie Belle asked as she walked up to her, “can me and Songflower go play in the store room where you keep all your old costumes and dress?”

“I don’t see why not, Sweetie,” Rarity smiled, “just don’t break anything.”

“Okay!” Sweetie Belle grinned before turning to Songflower, “come on, let’s go!”

“Okay, bye mummy,” Songflower smiled as she hugged Fluttershy.

“See you later, sweetheart. You be good okay?”

Songflower nodded with a smile as she and Sweetie ran towards the back of the store giggling.

Pandemonium sighed as he dreamly watched after Sweetie Belle, a goofy grin on his face as his brother nudged his side.

“Dude, you so have a crush on her,” he snickered.

“I do not!” Pandemonium protested.

“Aww, he reminds me of Spike at his age,” Rarity giggled along with Fluttershy.

Pandemonium’s cheeks went a crimson red as his brother burst out laughing at the adults cooing before storming off, “W-whatever! I’m gunna go find Opal.”

“Do be careful with her this time, Pandemonium,” Rarity called after him, “it took me ages to sort out those claw marks in the furniture.”

“I need to be heading off now, I’ll see you later on okay, dear?” Fluttershy smiled as she kissed Entropy’s head.

“Alright, mum. See ya!” he replied before running after his brother.

“Boys will be boys,” Rarity tittered before looking at Fluttershy with a serious look on her face, “I take it you don’t want me to mention her eye?”

Fluttershy nodded, “Please, she told me last night if she looked ugly which of course is a completely silly thing.”

Rarity gasped as she placed a hand over her mouth, “Oh the poor thing, she should never doubt her beautiful looks… Oh! How about I give her a makeover? Do you think that will cheer her up?”

“That would be lovely, thank you,” Fluttershy smiled, “I need to be going now though or I’ll be late, thank you again , Rarity.”

“Like I said, darling. it really is no trouble,” Rarity smiled as she hugged Fluttershy again, “now off you pop!”

Fluttershy smiled as she exited the store and made her way towards the school, cringing slightly when she heard a loud crash followed by Opal wailing loudly.

Rain hammered against the old ruined building far to the east of the small town of what was New Hoofshire, stood in the shadows of the forest behind it, abandoned and run down from years of neglect. As the rain continued to pour onto the roof of the building, there was a flash of white and Discord appeared before it wrapped up in a long trench coat and hat.

He turned his attention to a small hidden garden nearby and walked over to it, kneeling down in front of a medium sized grey stone that was erected in the ground.

“Hello, mother… father… it’s me, Discord…”

Discord stared at the tombstone of his mother and father’s graves in silence for a few moments before he continued, “I… I’m sorry I haven't come to visit you two recently in the last ten years… I mean, I already explained the uh… one thousand year absence.”

He nervously chuckled as he smiled at the stone, “Songflower’s tenth birthday is coming up soon… you’d be so proud of her. She reminds me so much of you, mother. The way she loves everything in life, just like her mother…”

Discord wiped the tears that had formed in his eyes as he continued, “And, you’d be pleased to hear the twins are as mischievous as always,” he chuckled softly, “I have them being models for a friend today and they don’t know, you should’ve seen their faces when I pretended I wasn’t serious.”

A long silence hung over him as the rain continued to assault him before he let out a long sigh and looked up into the grey, cloudy sky above him.

“Okay… I’ll be straight with you two, the nightmares I told you about a few years ago? Well… they’re coming back to me. I haven’t told anyone yet as I do not wish to worry my wife or children with my burdens. I ask your forgiveness for the main reason I am here, I need to go into the room you showed me when I was a child and make sure of something…”

He stood up from his kneeling position and looked at the grave one last time before he returned to the front of the building and gazed up at it with a soft smile before he headed inside, opening the door carefully with his magic.

“Home sweet home…” he chuckled to himself.

It was incredible to him how the building had remained virtually untouched in the past one thousand years, possibly thanks to his mother’s spell around it that protected it from being seen by people from the outside.

He walked along the floorboards which groaned with every footstep he took and he approached a mantlepiece. Stopping for a moment he picked up the old and dusty photo frame from where it was standing and blew off some of the dust, looking down at the picture with a warm smile.

Situated in the middle with the biggest grin he could muster was a young Discord, looking much like his sons now. Either side of him were his parents, his father, Entropy, was looking at the camera with the proudest expression anyone could have as his arm was wrapped around a very beautiful woman.

His mother, Eris.

Returning the photo to its rightful place Discord turned and headed towards a very old looking door. He opened it carefully as it creaked loudly on it sol, rusty hinges. He closed his eyes and re-opened them albeit they were now glowing softly allowing him to see into the darkness.

He descended the wooden stairs that creaked just like the floorboards as he pushed past cobwebs that were strewn about all over the place. A couple of bats managed to escape as the man of chaos disturbed their sleep. Discord came to a stop at the end of the stairs and looked around. Nothing had been touched down here in a long time.

“This is good… but there’s only one way to satisfy my concerns…” he muttered to himself.

Discord slowly approached the far end of the wall and gently placed his hand flat against it making some dust blow up into the air. Concentrating with all his magic, his hand glowed red as a strange symbol of a circle with several arrows pointing out of it emerged on the wall. The wall them groaned before a low rumble echoed in the room as the walls began to part revealing another set of stairs that descended into the darkness.

Picking up a nearby bit of wood that was lying on the ground and lighting it like a torch, he reluctantly made his way down the stairs feeling his magic instantly dampened the second he past the wall and the hidden magic dampener spell that surrounded it. As the secret door closed behind him, Discord reached the bottom of the stairs and walked forwards to where a pedestal rest with a large ornate box with a gem on top rested.

Taking in a deep breath and exhaling, he slowly reached out and opened the box and instantly let out a sigh of relief.

“Thank the ancestors…” he sighed, “it’s still here…”

He lifted up the contents of the box which was a talisman with the same symbol as the one on the wall from earlier. Discord studied it for a few moments before replacing it back into the box.

“At least that’s eliminated one thing… I guess my nightmares are just that then. Nightmares.”

Satisfied with his findings, he exited the secret chamber and re-entered the basement and sighed in relief as his magic returned to him. He waited for the secret door to close before he placed his hand on the wall again and the symbol vanished. Putting out the torch with his magic, Discord made his way up the stairs and back into his old home before walking out of it again into the rain.

He looked over to where his parents were buried and smiled to it, “I’ll come back soon again, I promise…” he said before whispering, “Maybe… with my family as well…they deserve to meet you as it were…”

With another flash of light, the man of chaos vanished leaving the house alone once again. Discord had failed to, however, notice the two individuals lurking in the forest line who had watched his every movement.

“So.. the house does exist… which means that the talisman of chaos resides inside,” one of them muttered.

“I assume this is what we were searching for?” the other replied.

“Indeed… now we need to figure out how to get inside without alerting Discord to our actions.”

“But that could take months!” the other protested, “that protection spell around the place is too powerful!”

“Patience, my young friend, patience… we have all the time in the world. It does not matter if cracking the spell takes days, weeks, months or even years… we will soon have our prize,” he chuckled softly as the two began to make their way to New Hoofshire.