Stardust passed in his cell impatiently as he thought of a
way out. The guard sat on a chair and watched him pass by the
Stardust thought about how he was going to get around the castle.
How would he find Lunarstar? What would he get out once he found
her? What ever Stardust planed to do, he know he had to do it
soon before someone came to take him back to Dream Castle. He
stopped at the cell door inspecting it.
"I don't care how strong you are, you can't get through
those bars, they're very strong," the guard said observing
what Stardust was doing.
Stardust ignored him and continued to inspect the door. He lowered
his head and turned around. The guard smiled thinking Stardust
had given up.
Stardust reared on his front legs with his back feet in the air.
The guard gasped as Stardust kicked the cell door and sent it
flying to the wall. The impacted of the Cell door knocked out
the guard and broke his chair. Stardust walked up to the unconscious
guard and smiled, "Just what made you think I was going
to squeeze through the bars?"
Knowing the guard couldn't answer him he turned and left, "Now
to find Lunarstar but how?"
Stardust walked down a long hall till he found a set of winding
stairs. He stood and thought about where they would put Lunarstar,
he know she was in a room but there were so many rooms.
Suddenly deep down he felt Lunarstar's presence, she was far
away but he could feel her somewhere in the castle. Stardust
remembered when he was in the park and felt Lunarstar was there
but this feeling was stronger then he had at the park.
"Strange...I never felt this before, well not quite so strong,"
Stardust paused, "Maybe I can follow my senses. It's my
only hope in finding her," Stardust walked up the winding
Lunarstar laid in bed, she had stopped crying, "He has
to be alive," she kept saying over and over to herself.
After awhile she began to think about King Adair. Why did she
feel so uneasy about his touch. Was there something about him
that she didn't like?
Her stomach growled reminding her how hungry she was. She sat
up and looked on the night stand. There was a silver plate full
of fruit and a large glass of water. She took the apple and started
eating it. She couldn't stop thinking about King Adair, something
about him troubled her.
Then it hit her, she remembered when he mentioned something about
eating berries. How would he know that? She also don't recall
ever hearing a battle, it was dead quiet in the forest except
for the animals.
She finished the apple and set the core on the silver plate.
The more she thought about King Adair and what he said the more
she wanted to leave the castle.
"Could he have lied to me?" Lunarstar thought to herself,
"could Stardust really be alive?" she refused to believe
Stardust was dead and hoped that Stardust was alive, "But
why would he lie?"
Then the two servants entered the room, closing the door behind
"I see you didn't eat much," Hazel commented.
"Yes, I didn't feel like eating," Lunarstar answered.
"You should eat more, one apple won't keep you from getting
hungry," Vala commented.
Lunarstar turned from them, she wanted to ask them a few questions
but she was afraid to. The two girls walked up to Lunarstar and
laid their hands on her neck and back, petting her. Lunarstar
felt relaxed, it was different than when the King did it.
"Can I ask you two something?" Lunarstar asked.
"Well," Hazel paused looking at Vala and at the door,
"Depends on the question."
"Stardust is alive isn't he?" Lunarstar looked up at
them, "There was no battle wasn't there?"
The two girls looked at each other fearing to answer her questions.
"I just want to know, I won't say anything."
Well, you pretty much guessed it," Hazel whispered so the
soldiers wouldn't hear her.
Lunarstar smiled, Stardust was alive but why did the King lie
"Why did he lie to me?" Lunarstar asked.
The girls looked at each other worriedly, their looks greatly
"Well he..." Hazel began to say but never got a chance
to finish what she was going to say. Suddenly they head a loud
thud noise then the door flew open. Stardust was angry, he trotted
towards the two girls and corners them in a corner. He pawed
the floor staring at them angrily. Lunarstar was happy to see
him but a afraid when she saw how mad he was. She soon realize
he wasn't mad at her.
"No, don't hurt them!" Lunarstar cried.
"Why not?" Stardust asked angrily.
"They're nice and..."
"They're only nice because they were ordered to."
"No," Vala stuttered at first, "We wouldn't hurt
"We like her unlike our King," Hazel added.
"Please Stardust?" Lunarstar begged.
"Ok," He turned towards Lunarstar and laid on the floor,
Lunarstar climbed on his back holding onto his mane, "Where
"I'll tell you later..."Stardust paused, he felt someone
else other than Lunarstar.
"What?" Lunarstar asked notice him stared at the hall.
"Who?" Lunarstar asked.
"Skyview and Starfire," he turned his head and looked
at Lunarstar, "Hold on tight and try not to slip off. I'm
going to be in a hurry getting out of this castle."
"Ok," Lunarstar grabbed more of his mane tightly.
He walked out of the room leaving the two girls in the corner.
He walked down the hall to a set of stairs. Once he was on the
second floor he continued walked down the hall across a balcony
in a large open room with several hallways. As they walked down
the stair to the first floor a small group of soldiers saw him.
"There he is!" one of them yelled.
The soldiers took out their swords and ran towards him. Stardust
took off at a run, ramming into them, they fell down the steps
as Stardust ran by. The floor was marble and slippery on his
hooves as he slid around the corner to another long hallway.
Soldiers came out from every hallway chasing him. The ones that
got in his way were either trampled on or rammed to the wall.
Stardust didn't hesitated when someone ran out in front of him
weather it was a Soldier or servant. Stardust slowed down and
slid around the next corner running through more soldiers.
Skyview and Starfire walked in the hallways following a soldiers.
As they walked they began to hear noises. Skyview and Starfire
wondered what the noise was all about.
Suddenly Stardust ran around the corner ramming his two brothers
against the walls and continued running.
"Stardust!" The two exclaimed. They stood up and ran
after him, pushing all the soldiers out of their way.
Stardust rammed into the double doors which flew open as he
ran out. He ran down the steps and across the yard which wasn't
to big. The Soldiers at the iron gate saw Stardust and all the
soldiers that was chasing him. They quickly tried to close the
gate but missed him as the gates closed. Skyview turned into
a cloud passing through the gates and turning back into a pony.
Starfire flew over the gates.
Stardust ran through town on the rocky street as Elves and other
by passing creature ran out of the street.
Skyview continued to run as Elves stopped and stared at him
"This is ridiculous chasing him all over, there's got to
be a better way of catching him," Skyview muttered to himself.
He looked up and saw Starfire gaining speed trying to catch up
Lunarstar held on tightly, she had her eyes closed most of
the time and her head lowered hugging his neck, she slowly opened
her eyes and found herself outside. The town was big and there
were a lot of elves. She looked up and noticed Starfire, "
Starfire, he's above us."
Stardust glanced up and saw his brother catching up to him.
"Hold on, I'm going to run faster," Stardust said.
His legs began to move faster and before he knew it the town
flew past him like a blur. Lunarstar couldn't look, the speed
at which he was running made her dizzy.
Skyview gasped when he saw Stardust running at full speed
and Starfire behind him. Skyview knew he could never catch him
on foot, his horn glowed turning himself into a cloud so he could
at lest catch up to Starfire.
Starfire was slowly getting tired and falling farther behind.
Stardust ran till he saw a large group of pony soldiers ahead
of him, he slowed down and ran around the corner catching the pony
soldiers completely by surprise. Once he was on another street
he continued to run faster gaining speed quickly. Ahead of him
was the forest, Stardust glanced back and smiled, he had lost
his two brothers.
The Pony soldiers looked down the street watching Stardust
running like a blur.
"Captain, was that the Princess on his back?" a green
pony soldier asked.
The Captain didn't answer emediatly, he was busy asking himself
the same question, "It must be. She fits the description
perfectly," He turned and looked at the green pony, "Go
follow him as far as you can then report back to me."
"Yes, captain," The soldier left and ran after Stardust
into the forest.
the large group of soldiers continued walked towards the castle,
"King Adair better have a good explanation for what we just
saw," The captain said as he walked down the street.