Discordant, Chapter 4Discordant, Chapter 4 by Fantasyfreak18
"Ya really don't look good, Scootaloo," the Applebloom said for the dozenth time.
"I told you, I'm fine." Scootaloo paced back and forth, glancing out the clubhouse windows as she passed each one. "Sweetie Belle isn't usually this late, is she?"
"Yeah, it's not like her." Applebloom watched her friend cross the room. "Are ya still feeling sick from the ice cream? Mah tummy ached all night."
"Uh, yeah, that's it. You don't think something happened, do you?"
"Will ya quit yer pacing already? It's making me dizzy. I'm sure everything's fine; she's just running late."
Scootaloo stopped mid pace. "You're right. I don't know what's worrying me so much." It wasn't like Sweetie Belle was leaving town. She was just running late.
They're heads jerked toward the door as it burst open. Sweetie Belle slid to a stop in front of them, head held high.
"Oh, there you are Sweetie Belle, we were"
"Sweetie Belle!" Applebloom shouted. "Ya got yer cutie mark!"
Discordant, Chapter 3Discordant, Chapter 3 by Fantasyfreak18
Weeks passed as Discord gathered his strength. His magic pooled together at his core, growing brighter every day. To think, he'd almost extinguished it creating a few bowls of food. Still, if it helped in the long run, it was worth it.
He'd finally realized why he'd kept his magic. A warmth spread through his body as he thought back to the revelation. It was such a simple mistake, but they would pay for making it.
It was simply Twilight Sparkle's inexperience. The Elements of Harmony were powerful, sure, but more than that, they were symbols. She had wielded their magic like she would any other spell, she hit him with nothing but brute strength. She didn't know how to unlock the elements' full power, and because of that, they could be beaten.
It was time he put more thought into creating elements of his own.
Scootaloo froze, her heart beating a violent rhythm against her ribs. She took a deep breath before saying, "I thought I'd imagined you."
And the food?
Discordant, Chapter 2Discordant, Chapter 2 by Fantasyfreak18
A storm had blown in from the Everfree Forest overnight. Foals ran through the snow, laughing and playing as the older ponies worked to clear the roads. Trees bowed under the heavy load they carried, threatening to dump it on any unlucky pony to pass by. The air was fresh and clear. Every sound seemed calm and muffled.
Scootaloo plodded through the snow with her friends and their sisters, making her way to the train station. She shivered and pulled her wings closer against the chilly morning.
"What are we gonna try first?" Applebloom asked. "Snowpony building? Caroling? Ice skating?"
"We can do all that in Ponyville," Scootaloo grumbled before stifling a yawn.
"Well, do ya have any other ideas?"
"Canterlot is built into a cliff, right? I heard bungee jumping is fun," Scootaloo answered. She opened her mouth to say more and got a face full of blonde hair. She fell back, sputtering.
"Y'all care to run that one by me again, Sugarcube?" Applejack asked, looking back with the shooting glare