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Virus by C-Puff Virus by C-Puff
Just some vent art... I suppose. I like the way Discord came out.

Crystals are hard, and cold. They are stone and rock. But they are also organic and slowly grow over time.

Also yes, That's a symbol for Fluttershy's element there in the middle.

Not really sure what's going on here beyond that.

Background is a bunch of textures:


:star: Thanks so much for the feature EQD :heart:


Fluttershy stared in horror at the crystals growing out of Discord. "Discord, what happened? What is this?"

"What? This?" replied Discord non-chalantly. "Oh, it's nothing to worry about. I'm just dying. That's all."

Discord suddenly let out a yell and doubled over in pain as another crystal emerged from his back. Fluttershy quickly flew under his arm to help support him as he started to sway.

"When did this start?" she asked him as she helped him to the couch.

"About two days ago, though I've could've been infected months ago. Years even," he said, gingerly lowering himself onto the couch.

"Infected? Is this some sort of sickness?"

"Of a sort. It's called the Deus Mortalis virus. The Spiritkiller. Right now, the magic in my body is crystallizing at a rapid rate and sending me to a very, very painful death. Overall, it's not an experience I'm relishing right now."

Discord flinched and clutched his side. Fluttershy looked at her friend with a sad expression on her face. "Discord, why didn't you say something sooner? I could've done something to help."

"Because you couldn't have. I've been trying everything to stop it or slow it's progress, and nothing has worked. Besides...I didn't want to you to worry..."

"I'm going to get Twilight," said Fluttershy, flying over to the front door. "She might know some way to cure it. Trust me, Discord, I will make you better."

"And if you can't?"

Fluttershy stopped and turned back to Discord who was sitting upright and staring intently at her. 

"It's better than doing nothing," she replied "I'll be back soon." And with that, she left.

"Nkk." A crystal started protruding out of Discord's palm. "I hope you're right, Shutterfly..."

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Ryusukanku Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Friendship is highly contagious.

Very good imagery.
CzechBlueBear Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<doctor-like voice>The symptoms look suspiciously similar to a virus described in the "Ah! My Goddess" anime, series 1, ep 20, "Save the Goddess if you are a man". I believe there were a cure somewhere in Heaven for that. So Twi could use this as a starting point.</doctor-like voice> :-)

Excellent artistic work!
Darknessgirl27 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really enjoyed the short story here and the picture is totally magnificent, the colours, the detail and lighting ^^
strong-1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
MORE! I neeeeeed more! 

This picture, the story, the suspense! This needs to be flushed out into a full fanfic!
C-Puff Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I wish it was XD;; but I can't get my brain to think of one to go with it properly. *sigh* oh well.
I'm really happy you like it though! 8'D
SugarPuff0506 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
hey discord does that hurt?
Doge troll emote Request: Heartlace Candy la plz 
MusicArtPokemonPonys Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This would make an epic story, would love to see how Princess Twilight gets him out of this pickle...if she can!
C-Puff Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
8'D *nods* If some-one could come up with a really good fic based on this picture I'd be forever happy.
Monturrock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
you know what I might just someday do just that friend, this pick has a story that's too good to pass up. ;D stay tooned.
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