Please read: My co-writer and author has been writing this on his mobile. Please excuse the grammar and enjoy the story it holds. It's very good if you get past the grammar.
Discord looked from afar seeing the little pony nite cuddling his scarf making him tear up a bit "she said it was for the best"
It had only been a month since their departure, but it was hitting her hard.
The dusky pony buried her head into the scarf, trying her hardest to keep the tears from falling anymore than they have. Why was letting go this hard?
Discord couldn't help but hover towards her, he wanted to comfort the mare and tell her he was still around. He hovered above nite making his shadow loom over her.
But the dusky pony was too far gone at this pointy. Clutching the cloth tighter, she sobbed silently.
Discord sighs softly and swirls a bit landing in front of her and tugging at the scarf a bit "hey,nite... You got my scarf I see"
The startled pony jumped up, dropping the scarf on the ground. Her eye stained by tears from hours of crying, she tried her hardest to avert her look from him, ashamed that she let her emotions get the better of her.
Discord smiles and wiped her tears away slowly "what's the matter nite?" He wrapped the scarf around her neck "don't you like my scarf?" He chuckled softly, he coiled around her once more and pet her head gently
"It hurts.." She muttered lowly, voice cracking. "I've never felt that bad before... I don't know why." Nite Watch found herself clutching onto him, hoping he'd never leave her again.
Discord gently wrapped his arms around her neck nuzzling the back of her neck "well tell me m'dear what is it that hurts?" He pet her mane more scratching it with his claw "you can tell me"
"My heart." Her head buried in his fur, trying to be as close to him as possible. "I don't want to lose you again."
Discord held her closer and planted a gentle kiss on her nose " why does your heart hurt hnmm? And trust me as long as you hold that scarf, I'll always come back"
"If I were to tell you, I'd still have to let you go, again.."
He smiles and kept scratching her head gently " you may have to let me go... But here" he opened his wing and plucked a feather giving a slight hiss he handed it nite a few tears in his eyes from the string "here you can take this"
"I'd give up my job.. if it meant being with you longer." She uttered, trying to regain control of her emotions. Aside from feeling the strong urge to not let go again, a part of her that she put away for years began to peak out. Nite Watch had long forgotten what it was like to be a filly. She could never have felt more like it now. A filly who had lost the closeness to someone that she needed now more than ever.
Discord nuzzled nite once more and and put the feather onto her mane "lovely... Now tell me nite" he lifted her chin to make her look into his eyes "why can't you spend more time with me?" He sighs "is it the fear of loosing me?" He coils around her more tighter feeling she didn't want to let go "but I'm here for now okay"
"I know what they think of you.. I know what you'll always be to them if anyone knew you were..." She couldn't even bring herself to admit it.. though the pony had shown only the weaker sides of herself, she wanted to know what most would fear. "I want to see it.. chaos..."
He sighs once more and looked into her eyes "give me one good reason.. Why you wish to see chaos... And I'll show you"
"Those years I spent using your stone statue as a perch, I used to read about it.. what it was like. I always imagined it to be pretty random.. amazing. But I've always wanted to see it. I want to be a part of it."
"so you wish to see... Chaos or what's its like to be a statue?" His eyes closer to hers now "tell me what it is you wish for and I'll grant it"
"I want to see chaos. I want to live it like you have." she looked up at him, directly for the first time alone.
He nods and held her head up, his eyes began to swirl "I can't bring chaos here for risk of being turned to statue... But I can bring it to your mind" his eyes swirled faster and hypnotically "chaos is all you know chaos is all you have lived, the sky brown the walls green, insanity is all in you, now close those eyes and dream of chaos, for that's all I can show you, but fret not for you will find me and I'll guide you... For what your mind will soon become... Chaos and insanity"
She fell limp against him, relying soully on him to keep her up right at this point. "It's all I've lived... But how do I live it, Discord?"
He grins and poked her nose keeping her up " simply have a helping claw with you" he held her hoof "now close your eyes and go into your mind... I'll be right by you"
She did just that letting him take full control of her mind, but making sure that he wouldn't leave her otherwise.
Discord was by nite except the floor was checkered and things seemed swirled "nite wait up" he shook the pony trying to wake her
Nite watch blinked rapidly and looked up at him. "Discord..." She looked at the surroundings and up at the sky... " ... so much pink."
He nods and chuckled "welcome to chaos m'dear... Everything here makes no sense" he lets go of her hoof and she starts to float
She looked around for a few moments taking everything in, before looking up at him. "This... is.. AWESOME!"
Before anything else could be said, she was gone, wanting to explore it.
He laughs and hovers towards her looking around "sure chaos is fun but it can be dangerous as well"
"I'm not afraid of danger!" Picking up the pace, she leapt up onto a floating stone and continued making a near impossible leap to the one nearby. Nite near lost her footing, but managed to continue to the next stone that had a tree attached to it. The dusky pony flopped down on it and let her breath catch up with her.
She'd seemed to have forgotten how much she'd hurt before.
Discord dangles from the tree with a grin and pokes nites nose "hey there!" He chuckled "you seem to be enjoying yourself alot now"
"I've always wanted a challenge..." She managed to get out before going back to catching her breath. The dusky pony kept her eyes half open, as she admired the area around her. "If only.."
Discord landed onto his feet and looked around "if only what m'dear?" He strokes his goatee over-viewing the landscape
"I was just thinking out loud, is all." She looked up at him. "But a part of me doesn't want to leave here.."
he rubbed her head gently with his paw "well what were you thinking... As for staying here well you would be locked in your mind forever... No friends no loved ones... Just yourself and maybe me should I be around" he sits by her "chaos can also be very lonely"
"I've always wanted to get away. But that was the setback. What you just listed is true. I'd never get to see my friends again.. Ripper and Owlie.." She looked up at him. "When you had run this world... when it was nothing but chaos... /did/ you get lonely?" She looked up at him with one of the most curious looks she'd ever given him. It just happened to make her look rather innocent at the moment.
Discord sighed and nods his head a bit "but of course... There were no ponies to see what I did no pony to run or hide or scream or maybe even laugh, the two princesses were gone... Old friends to me really but fun to pester were... Gone" he looked up at the landscape a tear in his eye "yes this place is fun and games and chaos... But what fun is it if you don't have anybody to see it and hate it or enjoy it with you"
"I want to find a land.. that's unused and unclaimed. I want to find one just so.. you can have your chaos and no one would ever be able to take it away from you.." Silence followed her wish as she began to realize that would be just as lonely because it seemed that she was the only one to like his chaotic world as much as he did.. Briefly she thought to herself that maybe Ripper would, and she was sure that Nite Owl would have to adapt... But still, she probably should have thought before opening her mouth.
He chuckled softly "I've tried that and even so it's just as lonely, hardly anybody passes by it" he pets her head "the chaos it can be soothing at times... Yet desolate as well" he looked outward seeing the flying trumpets with angel wings, the checkered floor, upside down houses and floating trees "paradise for one I suppose... Unless you have friends willing to stay with you"
"Then.. if I need to get away... Can I come to you?" She asked, looking at the scenery around her. "It's.. special, being with you, here."
Discord smiles a bit and nods " if you ever wish to come back to your chaotic world... Simply close your eyes and think chaotic" he grins "and I'll always be around in here if you remember me" he wrapped a paw around her "it does feel special.. Does it not"
She nodding, looking up at him, before letting her eyes close. A few seconds later she reopened them only to finally realize it had been raining since Discord found her. A chill of the winter air made her shiver, causing her to move closer to the draconeques. The warmth he gave was always as welcoming as the first time she experienced it.
Discord opened his eyes and looked at nite "glad to see you made it back okay" he had tried his best to cover her, his body coiled around hers "so did you have fun"
Just like the chaotic world, Nite Watch's carefree moment disappeared with it. Her demeanor returned; her answer was as silent as the stars. She did have fun, yes. But now that she was back, she had let it fall back on her that her time with the draconeques would be short as it was getting dark, now.
Tucking her head up under his chin, she re-closed her eyes and continued to hold onto the moment that was left there for her.
Discord opened his wing to cover nite from the rain "it's getting late nite, and it's starting to rain a bit more harsh" he wrapped the scarf around her once more "here I'll walk you home if you like, and would you mind drying the scarf it tends to get musky when it's all wet" he smiled at her "rather quiet are you not"
"Ok." She muttered, squirming out of the coil, leaving a chill to take her place. "But as much as I would like you to walk with me, I have to go alone. If I even so much as stand with an outsider over the boundary of ponyville, eyeshot from Strides, he'd pummel me into oblivion. I'd rather you not come with me..." She took a tip of the scarf from the ground and placed it in his paw, looking up at him. "I suppose I'll see you.. when I get lonely again."
He nods and slowly wrapped the scarf around her neck "I'll be waiting then" he strokes her cheek gently "take care okay and try not to get sick alright. I don't want you all sniffling and feverish" he smiles and kissed her nose
"I'm too clever to get sick." She smiled a little before turning and darting off back through the woods toward home.