Stardust left the castle and walked across the yard where
two soldiers a pink pony and yellow pony stood waiting for him,
the other two behind him turned and left him. The sky was getting
darker as the sun disappeared behind the hills. Stars twinkle
in the clear sky.
Stardust walked to the trees and laid down on the grass folding
his feet under him. He laid his head down and closed his eyes
falling fast asleep.
It was pitch black and the crickets began making noises. The
soldiers stood a few feet away from Stardust standing next to
a lantern, they knew it was safer not to stand to close when
Stardust kicked and groaned wildly in his sleep as he kick up
a few grass steams.
The Soldiers stood and watched him, they had seen him dream the
same dream for a while now.
Stardust quickly sat up saying no.
"Dreaming again?" the yellow Soldier asked.
Stardust laid his head down, "yes." He laid for quite
awhile thinking about the dream. Why did he have it? Questions
about the dream raced through his mind. He tried sleeping but
he couldn't. Images of the dream flashed before his eyes.
Stardust quickly sat up hanging his head low. He was tired but
his mind wouldn't rest. He stood up and began walking with the
two soldiers behind him carrying Lanterns in their mouth.
"So what are we having tonight?" the pink soldier asked
while holding the lantern.
"What ever you like," Stardust replied as he walked
into the castle.
The next morning Lunarstar had finished eating her pan cakes
and hurried out of her room leaving the tray on the table. She
went down stairs and smiled happily when she saw Stardust at
the other end of the hall. She hurried down the hall to meet
him making sure no one appeared out from another hall.
"Stardust," Lunarstar exclaimed.
"Good morning, Lunarstar," Stardust replied.
"Your up early this time," Lunarstar observed.
"Yes I am, those two woke me up," Stardust pointed
at the two soldiers behind him.
"Oh. Well, want to go exploring with me?"
"We did that for two days."
"Oh, well how about we got to the library then? Like to
read books or maybe we can play card games?" Lunarstar suggested.
"Are you any good at card games?" Stardust asked.
"Some I guess."
"I'm really good at games, are you sure you want to play
"Sure," Lunarstar smiled.
They turned down a hallway heading for the library.
"I'm going to find the cards. I'll meet you in the library,"
Lunarstar winked out leaving twinkling stars behind. By the time
Stardust reached the Library Lunarstar had just winked in the
"What took you so long?" Stardust asked walking to
the couch, "Unicorns wink in and out instantly."
"I had to ask a few ponies, I didn't know where the cards
were," Lunarstar replied setting the white and blue cards
down on the table.
Stardust and Lunarstar played for hours, at times Lunarstar would
win and other times Stardust would win.
"I thought you were good at games?" Lunarstar asked.
"Oh, I'm sorry. I am, I just had some things on my mind,"
Stardust replied still thinking about his nightmare.
"It's not much fun with half of you here," Lunarstar
Stardust laughed, "no it sure isn't. I guess I could think
about it later...now be prepared to loose."
During through the rest of the day Stardust won proving he was
good at card games. Lunarstar did her best but still lost.
Later that night after Lunarstar and Stardust spent all day
playing games, Stardust left the castle and headed under a tree.
The two soldiers stood by the tree waiting while the other two
a purple pony and orange pony left Stardust.
Stardust laid on the grass with his feet under him. The two soldiers
stood back with a lantern watching him as he fell asleep.
Stardust stood in the dark with a green and pink foggy cloud
surrounding him. He noticed a bright light ahead of him. The
Clouds around him swirled wildly around him. Stardust pawed the
dirt on the ground feeling mad. He looked up and saw something
moving in the light.
Stardust continued to groan and paw the grass in his sleep,
suddenly he woke up yelling no. Once he realized it was a dream,
he laid back on the grass.
"Are you going to have that dream every night?" the
yellow soldier asked.
Stardust looked up at him as he rested a few minutes. Then he
sat up and yawned, "I guess so."
He stood up stretching his front legs then his back legs, "But
don't you two tell anyone about this."
The soldiers looked at each other, "ok."
Stardust began walking towards the castle with the two solders
"So I guess it's my turn to decide what to have," the
yellow Soldier commented.