Song: Sympathy for the Devil
Discord was giddier than a schoolfilly. A party, in his honor? Never before had someone done that. Everypony just ran from him, or called him cruel things...
He shook his head to get out of the daze. He had to focus! There were things to be done! Discord stepped outside, ready to make his patented cotton candy clouds for the party. A purple aura surrounded his tail and pulled him back into the library.
"Now wait just a moment, Discord," Twilight Sparkle said. "You need to look nice for this party! You want to land a good impression on everypony, right?" She levitated a brush over to him, and began fixing his sloppy black mane.
Discord fought against the magic hold. "Ow! Hey! Stop it, Twilight!" He then stopped, and his eyes widened. "No, don't say it! Don't say-"
"Brushie, brushie, brushie!" Twilight teased. Discord had brushed her hair once, and had said that. It was degrading, she felt. And now was the perfect time for paybacks.
As Twilight finished brushing, she noticed how Discord's expressions changed with rapid succession. "Alot on your mind, Dizzy?" She asked.
"Hmm? Oh, yeah, kinda..." The chaos being answered. He looked to the floor. "I was just thinking about... what they will think about me."
Twilight, having finished and was sitting next to him, cocked her head in confusion. "I don't understand," she said. "You don't really seem like one to care what other ponies think of you."
Discord smirked. "Yeah, you may think that, my dear." He got up and walked outside, both to get to work-and to escape an awkward conversation.
A few hours later, Everypony in town was gathered in and near Sugarcube Corner for the biggest bash since the Hearth's Warming festival.
The ponies there were happily talking, dancing, and eating, many getting their drinks from the clouds above.
Pinkie Pie enjoyed the party, probably more than anypony else. A colt came up to her. "Hey, Pinkie, this is some party you got! I don't know how you made those crazy soda clouds, though!" He complimented. Pinkie smiled. "Oh, thanks! But I didn't make the clouds!" The colt raised an eyebrow. "Then who did?"
His answer came in the various gasps and whispers of the same name: Discord.
Said draconequus had arrived and was smiling awkwardly. He looked at the crowd, and whispered to Twilight. "They don't look very nice."
Pinkie Pie jumped from the crowd, and approached the entity. "Hi, Mr. Discord! I really like the clouds you made! It was so cool how you got them to rain soda! I wish it was chocolate milk, but beggars can't be choosers! So! Wanna play some games?"
The collection of ponies stared in shock at the pink mare. She was either extremely brave...or downright foolish. They pondered what was the right choice.
The music started up again, and everypony returned to their things. Discord walked around, shaking ponies' hooves and saying his thanks for attending. He sat at the bar, a sad look on his muzzle.
Twilight noticed this, and politely broke away from her friends. She trotted over to Discord. "Something wrong? This is your party, why are you sad?" Discord looked at her. "Well, does anypony really look like they have interest in me? What conversation can I start? I can't cause any chaos, because they will all judge me for what I do, and what I have done. It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to!"
Twilight didn't like seeing him this way. She sat next to him. "What's wrong, really?" Discord sighed.
"Well, no one has ever thrown me a party. Not birthdays, not holidays, nothing. Everyone thinks I'll ruin it with my chaos. Just because I'm different. I didn't choose to be the avatar of Disharmony, it's the balance of Nature! And I certainly didn't choose to look like this. Again, just nature. But everypony sees me and heads for the hills, thinking I'm going to eat them or something. I have never harmed a pony, I'm sure I've told you that!
"I just... am afraid of what they will think of me, now that I have been gone for a year." Twilight looked at his eyes. He was hurt, and this was becoming a constant thing. She nuzzled him. "Don't worry, Dizzy. I'm sure they will like you, you just need to show them something to like!"
Discord thought for a moment, and headed off to the DJ booth. "DJ P0N-3, I presume, switch it to track 666." The disk jockey stared in confusion for a moment, but did so anyway.
Discord headed out to the middle of the party. Everypony surrounded him in a large circle. He lowered his head.
E'RYDAY I'M SHUFFLIN
Discord started dancing like crazy. His large serpentine body swirled and swung with the music. He started doing his famous dance: the shuffle. Everypony cheered him on. Twilight Sparkle soon ran to his side and joined him. The rest of her friends followed suit. All seven of them, shuffling, the crowd cheering their names.