Amaryllis woke up yawning. She climbed out of bed and brushed
her hair making sure she looked nice for Star Cluster. She sat
the brush down and left her room. She quietly checked on Peached
and found her still sleeping. She walked into the living room
expecting to see Star Cluster sleeping but to her great surprise
he wasn't there. She looked in the kitchen and dinning room but
he wasn't there, she walked outside and around the house but
there was no sign of him. She was worried about him and wondered
where he went. She had watched him for a few weeks staring at
nothing or looking through Peaches's book. He had been acting
like something was bothering him and the things he claims to
remember are only fairy tails and yet she deeply wanted to believe
She walked back into the house and began cleaning the kitchen
still thinking about Star Cluster. Why Did he leave? Where did
he go? She went to the living room and began cleaning the tables,
couches, fireplace and dusted the pictures. She cleaned the windows
while glancing outside hoping to see him. She even found her
self looking at the couch he normally slept on. Just then Peaches
walked in hanging her head low and dragging her feet. It was
obvious she was very tired.
"Well, good morning, Peaches," Amaryllis exclaimed.
Peaches smiled and looked up at her but gasped when she saw the
empty couch, "Mommy where is he?"
"I don't know, Peaches. I haven't seen him," Amaryllis
"Did he leave like daddy?" Peaches asked worriedly.
"No, he didn't...Star Cluster just...went out for a bit...to
take a walk," Amaryllis answered, which wasn't a lie, she
knew he had to have left the house. Amaryllis picked up Peaches
and hugged her, "He'll be back, just wait and see."
Peaches hugged her hoping her mother was right.
When it was time for breakfast, Amaryllis went to the kitchen
and was about to make breakfast when Peaches ran to her from
the dinning room, "Mommy! He's back!"
Amaryllis hurried to the door and saw Star Cluster in the distance
walking towards the house.
"I told you he would be back," Amaryllis exclaimed
feeling relieved that she was right.
Peaches opened the door and ran across the field towards him.
Amaryllis hurried out of the house happy that he didn't leave
Star Cluster smiled when he saw Peaches coming towards him.
When she approached him, she stood up and gave him a hug which
"Did you miss me?" Star Cluster asked.
Amaryllis walked up to him smiling, "She thought you weren't
"Is that what you thought too?" Star Cluster asked
smiling at her.
Amaryllis slowly admitted it while blushing, "yes...I woke
up and you were gone."
"I'm sorry but I couldn't find a piece of paper to write
on so I couldn't leave you a note," Star Cluster replied.
"Where did you go?" Amaryllis asked curiously.
"I woke up early last night and couldn't sleep. I decided
to go for a walk and since the moon was full I was glowing which
made my night walk easy to see," Star Cluster explained.
"Oh I forgot it was a full moon last night. Peaches love
to see you glow," Amaryllis told him.
"yeah!" Peaches cried happily, "Light bulb!"
Amaryllis and Star Cluster laughed.
"Yes, you could say I'm my own light bulb," Star Cluster
"I was about to have breakfast, I'm guessing your hungry."
"Yes I'm starving," Star Cluster replied.
Peaches ran to the house, she was anxious to eat. As they walked
Star Cluster remained silent still thinking.
"Amaryllis, I had a dream last night," Star Cluster
"Oh? What kind of dream?" Amaryllis asked.
"I've been having a lot of dreams about..." Star Cluster
paused then she stopped, "Have you ever seen a black pony?"
"No. only dark blue, dark purple or dark brown but never
a pure black pony."
"I've been dreaming about black ponies," Star Cluster
"But that's just a dream."
"I don't believe it is. I've seen images flash before my
eyes it happens when I'm reading something or seeing a fairy
tale pony or watching Peaches play," Star Cluster suddenly
fell silent for a few minutes as if he was troubled by his thoughts,
"I remember playing with three black ponies."
"Three? You mean like triplets?" Amaryllis asked.
"Yes, triplets only...something is different about them,"
Star Cluster answered, then he paused and put a hoof to his forehead
trying to think harder, "a horn...one was a unicorn and
the other was...a Pegasus...the third...was normal I think. No
he looked normal but he wasn't."
"Just like you," Amaryllis pointed out, "You look
normal but it's obvious that your not."
Star Cluster put his hoof down and looked at her. He had not
thought of it before but he knew she was right.
"I...know them. Maybe I'm...related to them," Star
Cluster wondered out loud.
"I can't see how. Your not black thought," Amaryllis
"I know but...I feel that I'm some how related to them,"
Star Cluster replied.
"Mommy!" Peaches yelled from the house.
"We better get going before she drags me to the house,"
As they walked, Star Cluster continued to think about what
he told Amaryllis but also found himself staring at her. She
was worried about him and cared for him. It was something he
knew he was missing, something he always wanted. Star Cluster
smiled at her from a distance, he suddenly realized he really
cared about her and how he missed her on his walk.
Amaryllis stopped and turned after realizing he wasn't next to
her, "Are you coming?" She smiled.
"Yes," Star Cluster replied and ran towards her, "I