The sky was pitch black with angry dark clouds covering the
land. The wind blew hard, rain fell heavily from the clouds.
Thunder range through the forest, Lightning lit the sky as it
streaked across the forest. Star Cluster slept soundly under
the dark red blankets. When the thunder rang loudly, Star Cluster
jumped awake. He felt warm in the room and noticed Amaryllis
had started a fire in the fireplace. She sat in front of the
fireplace wrapped in a blanket staring at a picture she was holding.
Star Cluster wondered what was in the picture that would interest
her so much?
"Are you alright?" Star Cluster whispered still feeling
Amaryllis jumped and turned her head, "I'm..fine,"
She stood up and place the picture on the fireplace, "I
was...just remembering ...the old times," She sat on the
other couch rewrapping herself in the blanket, "I'm sorry
if I woke you. The storm started and I couldn't sleep."
"I woke up when I heard the thunder," Star Cluster
quickly said, he stood and walked to the window curious to see
how bad the storm is.
"It's pretty bad. It'll probably storm all night,"
Star Cluster stood and stared out the window. It was so dark
he couldn't see only when the lightning lit the sky. Rain hit
the window like pebbles smearing his view.
Suddenly there was another loud thunder that seem to shake the
house. Just then Peaches ran out of her room to her mother's
room and when she wasn't there, she ran to the livingroom. When
the lighting lit the window, Peaches froze and screamed, not
realizing the dark green eyed figure at the window was Star Cluster.
"Peaches," Amaryllis called to her.
Peaches ran to her, hugging her and crying.
"It's alright, Peaches. That was just Star Cluster at the
window," Amaryllis assured her, stroking her mane. Peaches
turned and saw Star Cluster walking away from the window and
into the light.
"You see?" Amaryllis asked.
"Sorry about that," Peaches told him.
"It's ok," Star Cluster replied, he walked to the couch
and sat down.
"Aren't you scared?" Peaches asked.
"No I'm not," Star Cluster replied, "It's just
a storm. It's outside and I'm in here, that's all it matters."
Peaches smiled feeling better at what he had just said.
They sat on the couch listening to the thunder and rain as
they stared at the fire. Amaryllis noticed Star Cluster staring
harder than she or Peaches.
Star Cluster stared comfortably at the flames of the fire and
watching it burn the last wooden log. He imagine the flames in
a shape of a dragon.
"Star Cluster?" Amaryllis called to him.
Star Cluster blinked a few times, "Yes?"
"Are you ok?"
"I'm fine, I was just...thinking," He looked at the
fire again and wondered why he was imagining a dragon, "The
fire is burning the last log."
Amaryllis stood up and looked, "It sure is." She walked
to the side of the fireplace and looked in a wooden box for logs
but there wasn't any.
"I'm out!" Amaryllis exclaimed worriedly.
"Out of what?" Star Cluster asked.
"I'm out of wooden logs. I'll have to go outside and get
some or the fire will die before the storm is over," Amaryllis
"Mommy!" Peaches cried from the couch.
"I'll be right back, peaches. You stay here with Star Cluster,"
She walked to her room and got a long yellow cloak from the closet.
Then she left and went to the dinning room. She put her hood
on and prepared for herself to go outside. Star Cluster and Peaches
stood in the Kitchen watching. When Amaryllis opened the door,
she was caught by surprise as the door flew open. She forced
the door the close and walked to the side of the house.
Star Cluster and Peaches waited patently but worried. Peaches
stood close to Star Cluster as the thunder rang through the house.
Star Cluster looked out the window watching the storm. Suddenly
they saw a streak of lightning and then a loud crash echoed through
Peaches jumped and stood under Star Cluster, "W-what was
"I don't know," Star Cluster answered.
The longer they waited the more worried Star Cluster was getting.
"Peaches, wait on the couch."
But Peaches was to scared to move so Star Cluster picked her
up and carried her to the couch, then he wrapped her in Amaryllis's
blanket, "now, wait right here. I'm just going to check
on your mother." He could tell Peaches was worried but he
had no choice but to leave the house. He walked through the kitchen,
to the Dinning room and went outside. The rain hit him like needles,
The wind blew the rain in his face making it hard to see.
"Amaryllis!" he yelled loudly but there was no answer.
He continued to yell her name till he heard a faint voice calling
his name. Star Cluster followed the voice even though he didn't
know where he was going.
"Star Cluster, help me!" Amaryllis cried in pain.
Star Cluster bumped into Amaryllis and saw that her right leg
was caught under a fallen tree with wooden logs scattered all
over the ground. He felt the tree and noticed it wasn't to big
but it was big enough to pin Amaryllis to the ground.
Star Cluster took the end of the tree and tried to lift it but
it wasn't working. Then he tried to roll it off of her but only
moved it an inch.
"You'll have to help me push!" Star Cluster yelled.
Amaryllis used her other leg and pushed hard, inch by inch the
tree finally fell off her leg. Star Cluster hurried over to her
and picked her up. Then he hurried into the house. The door flew
open making Peaches scream. Star Cluster temporarily put Amaryllis
down so he could shut the door then he picked her up and hurried
into the livingroom. He sat Amaryllis on the couch with Peaches.
"Your mother needs that blanket now," Star Cluster
Peaches handed her the blanket while Star Cluster took off her
cloak and sat it on the floor next to the fireplace. Amaryllis
quickly wrapped herself in the blanket shaking from the cold.
Peaches looked at her with tears streaming down her cheek.
"I'm alright, Peaches," Amaryllis managed to say from
the moaning she was making, "Just really cold." Peaches
hugged her mother and nuzzled up to her blanket while Star Cluster
looked at her leg.
"Well, your quite lucky. It's not broken but it'll be sore
and bruised for awhile. You have to have your leg cleaned though,"
Star Cluster told her.
"Get the white box with a red X on it and a wet towel,'
Amaryllis told him.
Star Cluster stood up and went to the kitchen. He immeaditly
saw the white box on the floor next to the door. Star Cluster
picked it up, then he got a towel and got it wet. Then he hurried
into the livingroom. Amaryllis was on the couch feeling even
more pain in her leg.
Star Cluster sat on the floor not sure what to do with the white
"I forgot...get the rubbing alcohol form...under the sink,"
Star Cluster hurried to the kitchen got the rubbing alcohol and
hurried back to the couch.
"Now clean my cuts," Amaryllis told him moaning in
Star Cluster could tell her cuts were large and she had gashes
on her lower leg. He took the rubbing alcohol and put drops on
her cuts. Amaryllis moaned even louder. When he was done, he
took the towel and lightly touched her cuts.
"Now...wrap it," Amaryllis moaned.
Star Cluster opened the white box and saw a rolled up gauze laying
inside. He took it and wrapped her leg where the cut was.
"Now I got to get those logs," Star Cluster told her.
He took the rubbing alcohol and the white box, then he went to
the kitchen, placing then on the counter then he left the house.
Amaryllis sat still, afraid to move her leg. As she and Peaches
waited they heard Star Cluster return. He walked into the livingroom
with three logs and sat them in the wooden box. He took one and
placed it in the fire.
"You got to poke it with the poker," Amaryllis told
Star Cluster could only guess the long iron stick next to the
fire place was the poker. He took it and poked the log around
till it caught on fire. Then he put the poker back and sat on
Star Cluster took his blanket and wrapped himself in it. He and
Amaryllis were soaking wet from the storm.
Amaryllis eventually fell asleep with Peaches wrapped in the
blanket with her. Star Cluster fell asleep on the floor in front
of the first place. The storm slowly left the area when morning