The sun was shining brightly in the clear blue sky.
Skyview and Starfire, walked through town and up a hill towards
the forest. They walked quite awhile till they found the spot
they had lost sight of Stardust.
"Well he was heading in that direction," Skyview pointed.
"Hopefully he didn't change directions," Starfire replied.
As they walked they were troubled by what had happened at the
They looked at each other, knowing what the other was thinking.
"I knew he had a staff but I didn't know it came from the
Key around his neck," Starfire commented braking the silence.
"I didn't either and to be honest, I don't think I want
to know what he was going to do to us if we didn't leave right
away," Skyview replied.
They shook the thought out of their heads and continued walking
through the forest searching for Stardust.
Stardust laid in the cave near the entrance trying to keep
himself awake so he could sleep through the night. He felt like
dozing off to a sleepless dream but shook his head to wake himself
up. He looked behind him, farther in the cave laid Lunarstar.
She was on her side, feet stretched out and sleeping peacefully.
He could hear her breathing softly as she slept. As he looked
at her sleeping face he began to feel as if he knew her, it was
the same feeling he had in the mine shaft.
Suddenly an image flashed before his eyes, he wasn't sure what
he saw, it flashed to fast for him to see it clearly.
"Headaches, nightmares and now this?...Just what is wrong
with me?" Stardust asked himself.
Then he felt something, he wasn't sure was it was till he heard
hoofs beating the ground. Stardust carefully watched the forest,
hoping who ever it was wouldn't notice the cave. Skyview and
Starfire ran by talking, non of them seem to notice Stardust.
"Would you shut up for a minute?" Skyview exclaimed
"What for?" Starfire asked, "Who cares if anyone
"I'm trying to listen."
"Listen? I don't hear anything," Starfire replied.
"You might if you didn't spend your time talking so much,"
The two ran by still arguing. Stardust smiled as he thought about
his brothers, "Those two arguing again. Maybe they'll learn
to get along without me."
As the sun began to set, the sky turned orange, sunlight bounced
among the tree trunks casting shadows throughout the forest.
Lunarstar moved her hoof in the dirt, then she began moving her
other hoof. Stardust turned his head and watched her. Lunarstar
slowly opened her eyes, her vision was blurry but it only lasted
a few minutes. She focused her eyes on something large and black,
wondering what it could be. She gasped as her vision became clear.
She lifted her head but found it to painful to do so. She grabbed
her head with her hoofs, a tear fell down her cheek as she felt
"Sorry about your head," Stardust whispered noticing
her in pain.
Lunarstar looked at him in fear, she hadn't forgotten what he
and his brothers had did to her that night.
"You hit your head on some boxes and fell down a mountain
which is probably why your head is so painful," Stardust
Lunarstar was still scared she didn't move. She didn't know where
she was or where his brothers were or why he was acting a bit
nice to her. She didn't trust him and would wink herself out
but the pain in her head kept her from using her unicorn magic.
Stardust stared at her, he didn't smile but didn't look mad either.
He noticed how scared she was and figured she would be when she
"I'm not going to hurt you. Don't be afraid," Stardust
Lunarstar began shaking she was so scared, she couldn't believe
how close she was to him.
"Lunarstar, calm down, " Stardust looked at the forest,
"The sun is setting. We have a lot of walking to do tomorrow,"
Stardust turned his head and looked at Lunarstar, "Rest
your head on the ground and get some sleep. I promise I won't
Lunarstar didn't have much choice, she was cornered against a
dirt wall and hurt to bad to escape, she then realized how tired
she was. She laid her hoofs out in front of her and carefully
set her head on the ground. The pain continued to pound her head,
her eyes felt heavy and her body felt relaxed. She watched Stardust
as she closed her eyes, falling into a dreamless sleep.
Once he was sure she was asleep, he laid his head on the ground
and fell asleep.
Early the next morning, Lunarstar woke up only to find Stardust
staring at her.
"How's your head?" Stardust asked.
"Fine," Lunarstar hesitated to say.
"Good, lets go," Stardust stood up and left the cave
waiting for Lunarstar to follow him. She stood up and carefully
left the cave wondering if his brother were hiding nearby.
Stardust knew she did not trust him which was understandable.
"No one is around," Stardust assured her.
Lunarstar stood and looked around, she didn't recognize the forest,
"Your in Ponyland. Now lets go," Stardust began walking
with Lunarstar trailing behind.
She looked around still trying to recognize the forest. She felt
scared wondering where his brothers were and where he was taking
her. Out of fear she turned and ran, Stardust feared she would
do that, he turned and chased after her. Lunarstar glanced back,
he was slowly catching up to her as she zig zag through the trees.
She ran out of the forest and came to a sudden stop on the hill.
Stardust caught up to her and stood next to her who could do
nothing but stare at Dream Castle in front of her.
"If you want to go to Dream Castle so badly, there it is,
go right ahead and keep going," Stardust remarked.
Lunarstar stared at a tall light pink and white castle with a
little bit of gold on it. She had never seen so many windows
in her life. Towers stood high above the castle some were attached
to the side walls and didn't stick up to high. A town sat in
front of the castle some distance away.
"Pretty isn't it? Stardust asked staring at the castle.
"That's Dream Castle?" Lunarstar asked.
"I guess you never saw it before," Stardust turned
the opposite direction, "If you don't want to go to Dream
Castle then follow me."
Stardust began walking through the clearing heading towards the
forest. He glanced back to see If Lunarstar was following him.
She stood a few minutes and then turned running after Stardust.
She trailed behind still scared to get to close to him.
"Where are we going?" Lunarstar asked.
"Far from Dream Castle, that's all I know," Stardust
"Why?" Lunarstar asked.
"To be honest with you, I really don't know why," Stardust
They walked in the forest as the Castle disappeared from their