Lunarstar has spent a few days talking to Stardust about the
other world as she walked beside him through the forest. The
trees were taller than normal, they were so tall she couldn't
see the top of the trees. The tree trunks were largely round
and the bushes even looked bigger.
"Where are we?" Lunarstar asked, "I never seen
trees so tall."
"What?" Lunarstar asked looking around, "Where..."
"I think we wondered in Sky wood forest," Stardust
stopped walking as he looked around.
Lunarstar was getting nervous, he looked alerted about something.
Lunarstar looked around but saw nothing, "What?"
"Shhhh, Stardust whispered, "Do you hear anything?"
Lunarstar listened but heard nothing, "No."
"The birds are gone, in fact most of the animals are gone,"
Stardust took a few steps back, "We need to get out of here
Stardust turned and started running with Lunarstar behind him.
Suddenly a spear flew from the trees and stuck the ground in
front of Stardust. Lunarstar and Stardust made a sudden stop.
Suddenly a net dropped on them catching them by surprise. Stardust
reared trying to brake the nets. Suddenly something came up behind
Stardust while he was distracted with the nets, A medium size
brown and black money hit Stardust on the head with a thick branch.
It instantly knocked out Stardust, he dropped to the ground and
the last thing he heard was Lunarstar crying his name.
Suddenly monkeys dropped to the ground and threw more nets over
Lunarstar and Stardust.
The nets were so heavy, Lunarstar couldn't stand, she dropped
to the ground and laid there scared to death as the moneky came
closer to her. They all looked the same, they were brown with
black hands, feet and long curly tail. Some wore a vest others
had nothing. They carried knives and belt bags around their waste.
A monkey larger than the others smiled at her. Suddenly something
hit her on the head knocking her out.
Lunarstar woke up hanging from a net in a round room made of
straw and sticks. She looked over to her right and saw Stardust
just waking up.
He slowly opened his eyes and found himself hanging from the
ceiling in a net. His feet were tired to a rope hanging from
Stardust looked around hoping Lunarstar was ok, he looked to
his right and found Lunarstar sitting in a net looking at him
with scared looking eyes.
"You ok?" Stardust asked.
"Yes," Lunarstar replied, "What are those things?"
"Those I was hoping we wouldn't see, their called Apetons.
A mean group of Monkeys that live in the tallest of the trees,"
"You mean, we're at the top of one of these tall trees?"
Lunarstar asked surprisingly.
"Yes but you shouldn't be so scared, you can fly. I'm the
one who should be worried," Stardust replied.
"Well, Well," said a voice, "you two are a wake."
Stardust looked at the door only he had to look upside down.
At the door stood a rather large monkey with a plain gold crown
on his head, he was hairier than the other monkeys and had a
little bit of white fur around his face. He walked in the room
heading towards Lunarstar.
Lunarstar kicked her feet wanting to scoot herself back but couldn't.
Her heart raced she was so scared, she stared at him not daring
to look away.
He reached in the net with his fingers touching her hoof.
"Stop it!" yelled Stardust, "Who are you and what
do you want with us?"
"I'm King Furlong. Word has it that King Star Cluster is
looking for you two," He smiled greatly, "I have sent
a message to your brothers, they'll be here in a few days,"
he walked over to Lunarstar again and staring closely at her,
"I never seen a winged unicorn. I thought she was just a
story some stupid creature made up...but, she is a pretty little
pony," he reach up to touch her again but out of fear Lunarstar
struggled in the net and kicked. Without realizing it she kicked
him in the face.
King Furlong jumped back and covered his face for a few minutes,
then he looked up at Lunarstar angrily. He walked over to her
again, grabbed her net and turned it wildly.
He walked back to the door laughing as Lunarstar spined.
"She didn't mean to hit you. You scared her!" Stardust
"That's what she gets for kicking me," he walked out
the door and said to the two monkeys, "Stand guard at the
door, let no one in without my permission."
The two monkeys bowed their heads and stood and the doors with
spears in their hands.
Lunarstar spined to a slow stop, Stardust could see she looked
sick and dizzy. She rested her head between her front legs with
her horn sticking through the holes of the net.
"You ok?" Stardust asked.
"No," Lunarstar whispered still feeling sick from the
Stardust sighed, "I'm sorry. I should had realized this
the minute we walked in Sky wood forest."
Lunarstar didn't response, she laid in the net for a few hours
trying to feel better.
"You feeling ok?" Stardust asked noticing Lunarstar
hadn't moved a muscle in a while.
"Yes, just a little bit."
"I was thinking, can you change more than just your hair?"
Stardust asked in a whispering voice.
Lunarstar looked up at him, she realized what he was asking,
"now why didn't I think of that. Sure I can."
"Good," Stardust whispered, "Get over here and
I'll explain my plan to you."
Lunarstar's horn began to change and then a glow covered her
body as she shrunk turning into a squirrel. She was gray all
over with light gray underneath.
Stardust stared at her, he was amazed and surprised, it was like
the time he'd seen her changed back in the warehouse.
Lunarstar climbed out of the net and up to the ceiling then across
the wooden beam and down Stardust's net.
"Now, Go get a knife and cute me loose," Stardust whispered
in the squirrel's ears.
Lunarstar knotted and climbed up the net, across the ceiling
and to the door. She climbed outside and up to the roof which
was round. She stood on her hind legs looking around.
There were round huts much like the one she was standing on.
9 huts to a tree, three on top of each other with a rope bridge
stretching to each tree. The farthest tree from her had a very
large hut but was build into the tree.
"That must be the Kings castle or something like that,"
She could see monkeys walking around on the bridges and around
huts. Most carried a knife but she wouldn't be able to get it
from them. She noticed a tree net to the castle that monkeys
walking in and out with a weapon of some kind. She left the roof
and scurried along the bridge to each tree till she came to the
tree with the weapons. She stopped suddenly, there were two soldiers
guarding the door. One of them noticed her and chased her away
with his spear. Lunarstar ran up the tree.
"Looks like I'll have to find another way in," Lunarstar
She looked at the castle and wondered if the King was there.
"Maybe I can spy on him and see if there's anything I can
learn that would be of help to us?" Lunarstar thought.
She ran down the tree and across the long bridge. She scurried
up the large tree and looked in every window till she found King
He saw on a white wooden thrown with jewels on it. The room wasn't
very large, it was made of light wood and had a window on each
side. Soldiers stood in the room at the door.
A soldier bows his head and stood on one knee in front of the
"King Furlong, I have posted a soldier around the forest
just as you have ordered," The soldier said.
"Good. I want to know the minute they walk in this forest,"
King Furlong replied.
"Is it true that she's the Princess and she's a Flying Unicorn?"
The soldier asked.
"Yes, believe it or not she really is a winged unicorn.
I have seen her for myself," King furlong paused, "I
want to ask King Star Cluster if I can have her. She'll be my
pet," he rubbed his face with his hand, "She'll pay
for hitting me."
Lunarstar gasped, that wasn't was she wanted to learn. She ran
down the tree leaving the king as he continued to talk.
"No, I'm not going to be someone's pet," Lunarstar
thought as she scurried across the bridge.