Star Cluster was on the couch staring at the fire dancing
wildly and forgetting about the things around him. He didn't
hear Amaryllis in the kitchen or Peaches playing in the living
room. Something about the fire felt familiar, he sat and began
to imagine a large creature with a long neck, tail, horns and
large wings holding around ball.
"Star Cluster?" Amaryllis called to him for the second
Star Cluster blinked and then looked away from the fire, smiling
at Amaryllis who sat on the couch across from him.
"You've been staring a lot lately. Do you remember anything?"
Amaryllis asked curiously.
"Only things that don't make sense," Star Cluster answered.
"Like what things?"
Star Cluster didn't answer at first he just continued to stare
at the fire, "A very large creature with large wings and
a long neck and tail. Unicorns, Pegasus and other strange creatures..."
Star Cluster turned towards her looking very troubled, "If
they don't exist then why I have faded images of them?"
"What large creature?" Amaryllis asked curiously.
"I don't know it's large with large wings and long neck.
I only seem to faintly remember it when I look at the fire."
"Hummm...." Amaryllis muttered.
When the sky began to get dark, Peaches walked into the room
with a pink and yellow book. She walked to the couch her mother
was on and held the book up.
"Mommy, can you read it to me?" Peaches asked.
"Again?" Amaryllis asked, "Isn't there another
book you want to hear?"
Amaryllis smiled and took the book. Peaches turned to Star Cluster
and smiled, "Can I sit with you?"
Star Cluster was a bit surprised by her question, "Yes you
Peaches hurried to Star Cluster and climbed up on the couch,
then she leaned back while resting on his side.
Amaryllis chuckled, "I must admit, She has never taken to
anyone before. She really likes you."
Star Cluster smiled, "I noticed." Star Cluster suddenly
caught a glimpse on the back of the book, something that sparked
his memories, "What's on the back of that book?"
Amaryllis turned it over, "just an out line of a..."then
she paused as if it suddenly hit her too, "It's a dragon."
She turned it so that it faced Star Cluster, "Dragons are
large with big wings, a long neck and tail. Oh, that was so obvious
I can't believe I didn't figure that out."
"Mind if I see it for a minute?" Star Cluster asked.
Amaryllis handed the book to him who was eerily waiting to see
it. He opened the book and flipped the pages till he saw a dragon.
"Stone!" Peaches cried.
"Peaches, it's Stoney," Amaryllis smiled at Star Cluster,
"That's one of her favorite stories. The book is filled
with fairy tales."
Star Cluster wasn't even listening to her, he continued to stare
at the dragon, "It's the wrong color."
"Wrong color?" Amaryllis surprisingly, not sure what
he was talking about, "What do you mean?"
"The dragon should be another color."
"What color do you think he should be?" Amaryllis asked.
As Star Cluster stared at the drawing in the book be began to
feel a slight headache. Was he thinking to hard or was it because
of his memories trying to return. Star Cluster handed the book
back and gently rubbed his head.
"What's wrong?" Amaryllis asked worriedly.
"Just a slight headache."
"Mommy," Peaches complained.
Amaryllis smiled, "Ok, I'm going to read it."
While Amaryllis read Star Cluster listened as he found himself
staring at the back of the book. Images flashed before. All he
could make out was something large and white.
"White," Star Cluster muttered.
Amaryllis stopped reading, "what?"
"It should be white."
"What should?" Amaryllis asked.
"The dragon should be white with..." Star Cluster paused,
then he saw feathers, rather large feathers and a set of pearly
horns flash before his mind, "with feathers on it and...two
"A white feathered dragon?" Amaryllis asked, "How
can you remember a dragon? There's no such thing."
"I... just remember. I don't know how or where I saw it,"
Star Cluster answered.
"You've seen a white dragon?" Peaches asked looking
up at him.
"Yes...I'm pretty sure I have."
Amaryllis didn't know what to make of it so she continued reading.
Star Cluster stared at the fire trying to listen but her voice
seemed to be muffled, he couldn't make out what she was saying.
The fire he was looking at became blurry and it seemed to be
putting him in a trance. His eyes were just to heavy to keep
opened and soon he had fallen asleep with Peaches resting peacefully
at his side. As she slept he began to dream. He was laughing
and smiling. The sun was shining brightly and the building next
to him was to big to see the top, even the trees seemed big.
Something black was laughing and running towards him. The sun
blinded him, making it hard to see what was coming at him but
for some reason he knew it meant no harm and he just laughed.
Suddenly, as it got closer he saw a face of a black pony with
blue eyes and a stipe of blue in it's mane. It seemed small like
"Star Cluster?" A voice called to him.
Star Cluster woke up from his dream and yawned.
"I'm sorry to wake you but I need Peaches. She fell asleep
on you. Besides I thought you might want to lay down instead,"
Star Cluster picked up Peaches and handed her to Amaryllis, then
he laid down on the couch thinking about his dream. He was little,
he knew that but who was he playing with? Was it just a dream?
Star Cluster felt it was no dream, the black pony felt familiar
to him, someone very close to him. Who was the pony in his dream?