The Sun shinned brightly in the sky through the drifting clouds.
The wind blew, rustling the leaves.
Stardust walked in the shady forest with Lunarstar quietly walking
by his side. The sunlight bounced around on their coats and on
to the grass. Trees thickend the forests with bushes all around
and rock deep in the ground. Logs and old fallen limbs laid on
Stardust looked down at Lunarstar, she had been quiet most of
"Are you ok?" Stardust asked, knowing she wasn't. He
knew something was bothing her.
"Just thinking," Lunarstar answered.
"Oh?" Stardust asked trying to sound interested, "Thinking
"What I did yesterday, in the forest."
"Oh, the Apeton Kingdom."
"Yes, I..." Lunarstar paused, Stardust stopped walking
and looked at her, "I...uh, really did that?"
Stardust looked at her in surprise, "Don't you remember
"Well, yes...but, I didn't think about it at the time."
Stardust looked at her, he was confused and not sure what she
was getting at.
Lunarstar looked up at him, "I don't know how I did it."
"You don't?" Stardust asked sounding quite surprised.
He looked around for something heavey like a rock or something
close to it. Not far from him in the sunlight was a big log.
"Try lifting that log," Stardust suggested pointed
to the long log that was almost as big as Lunarstar.
Lunarstar looked, "That's to big,"
Her horn began to glow as she concintrated on the log. She stood
for a few minutes trying to lift it but all she did was shake
Lunarstar stopped and the light from her horn dimmed, "I
"I've seen you tear King Furlong's Kindom apart, lifting
that log should be easy."
Lunarstar sighed, "I just can't. I...Idon't know how I did
Stardust stood and stared at her. How can she possibly not know
how to move heave object when he had seen her do it in the Sky
wood Forest. He knew it was a waste of time trying to get her
to lift that log or explain how she did it when she didn't know
"Well, lets get going. I'm sure you'll figure it out one
of these days," Stardust turned and continued walking with
her by his side.
At Moonlight Castle, the soldiers potrold the wall with Charades
as Captain till Banner comes back. The birds flew among the trees
in front of the castle, a few of them were at the water fountain
Charades had just left the castle when he noticed a few soldiers
talking to someone over the wall. He hurried to the gates just
as it opend. A soldier on the wall called down to him, "She
requested to see King Sea Mist!"
Charades looked and saw a dark read pony with Green,pink and
"Follow me," Charades said to the pony.
He took her to the castle, down a hallway to the soldiers at
"She's here to see the King," Charades said to the
The Soldiers knotted their heads letting Charades and the pony
in the throne room.
Charades stood at the door in the throne room while the pony
walked up to the King and Queen who sat on their thrones.
The pony bowed her head, "Your Magisty. My name is Candy
Apple, I have come from Woodlock with news I think you'll want
The King and Queen looked at each other wondering what kind of
news would bring an earth pony to climb a mountain.
"Tell me what news you have brought me," King Sea Mist
"Rumor has it that Stardust took off with the Princess.
They say that King Star Cluster is looking for Stardust and the
Princess. Every Kingdom is out looking for them," Candy
"Oh my," Queen Snowfall muttered.
"Charades!" King Sea Mist called.
Charades left the door and walked up to the King and Queen standing
next to Candy Apple.
"Any word on Banner?" King Sea Mist asked.
"Not since the soldier came back a few days ago. He said
Skyview and Starfire were looking for Stardust."
"I remember you telling me that. I wonder what Stardust
is up to?" King Sea Mist wondered out loud.
"Maybe," Queen Snowfall paused, "He really wants
to save the Princess?"
"Stardust?" King Sea Mist asked, "I doubt it.
For years him and his brothers have been doing King Star Cluster's
biddings. No, I think this is one of King Star Cluster's plans...maybe
to get Banner and the soldiers."
Queen Snowfall looked at him worriedly, "I hope they'll
be ok out there chasing Skyview and Starfire."
King Sea Mist didn't reply, he looked at Candy Apple, "Thank
you for bringing this news to me. You've come along way to give
me this news, let me give you some food to take in return."
"Thank you king Sea Mist. You are to kind," Canndy
"Charades, go tell one of the servent to bring a bag of
food" King Sea Mist ordered.
Charades bowed and then left. It seemed like an hour had past
since Candly Apple waited in the throne room.
Suddenly Charades walked in with a servent carrying a white bag
around her neck. She handed it to Candy Apple who put it around
"Thank you so much your Magisty," Candy Apple exclaimed
Charades took her out of the throne room and outside to the gates.
He stood there with Candy Apple as the soldiers opened the gates.
When the Gates opened, Candy Apple walked through with the Soldiers
watching her. Buster walked up to Charades as the Gates began
"I heard she was bringing an importaint news to King Sea
Mist," Buster commented.
"Yes. It turns out Star Cluster is looking for Stardust
"Both of them?" Buster asked.
"Yes. Every Kingdom will be looking for them. King Sea Mist
thinks this is part of Star Cluster's plan to catch Banner and
"But Skyview and Starfire at looking for him, Buster remarked,
"To bad we can't go out and warn Banner."
"We can't go anywhere. We have to stay here besides we don't
know where Banner is," Charades turned and walked up the
stairs leading to the top of the wall.
The sun was setting and Stardust found a tiny clearing in
the forest for him and Lunarstar to sleep. Stardust laid in the
grass curled in a ball while Lunarstar laid across from him curled
in a ball. Her tail covered her face and her wing laid flat on
her sides to keep her warm. Her hair laid across her body like
it wasn't long till they both fell asleep.
The sun had dissapeared and the cressent moon shined brightly
but the Stars shined brighter. The Clouds skattered across the
sky almost hard to see as they drifted far from the moon.
Stardust woke up from his sleep after hearing sobbing noises.
He knew Lunarstar was crying again and felt bad that he had made
her so sad.
he opened his eyes and saw Lunarstar with her back turned to
him, her wing spead across her face. She sobbed quietly in the
night not realizing she had woken up Stardust.
"What's the mater?" Stardust whispered, to tired to
raise his voice.
Lunarstar jerked her head up at the sudden voice of Stardust
whispering. Tears continued to trickle down her cheek.
"Nothing," Lunarstar said in a sheepish voice.
"That doesn't sound like nothing. I heard you last night
too. Tell me what's the mater," Stardust remarked talking
Lunarstar turned over facing Stardust, he could see she had been
crying for a while.
"I...uh..." Lunarstar began to cry, tears flooded her
cheeks, "I had a dream of my parents. Stardust, I miss them
Stardust sighed sadly, "I'm sorry, I really am."
Lunarstar buried her face in her tail completly covering her
"I promise you, I'll take you back to your parents,"
Lunarstar looked up at him, "Really?"
"Yes. I promise and I never go back on my promises. Right
now isn't a good time, we are being chase by my brothers and
who knows who else. Lunarstar, beleive me I will take you back
through the gate."
Lunarstar sniffed her tears which had stopped flowing.
"When?" Lunarstar asked.
"I don't know," Stardust answered, "I don't know
what to do at the moment or where we're going. Give me time to
think about it."
Lunarstar forced a smile.
"Lets get some sleep," Stardust suggested. He laid
facing her and watched her as she fell asleep.
"She's such a lively pony," Stardust thought, "She's
such a sweet pony, one can't help but like her." Stardust
didn't understand why he cared weather she was sad or quiet.
He couldn't figure out what made her special or why would Star
Cluster wanted her. Was it becasue of what she did to the Sky
Wood Forest? The more he thought about it the more he was convence
to find the answers to his questions even if it ment turning
agaient his two brothers.