Lunarstar had ran far from the elves and her legs were hurting.
She slowed down to a stop and then she sat down. She breathed
heavily as she looked around the forest, all she could see were
trees there wasn't anything she recognized. She was alone, there
was no one in sight. She figured it was safe to change back.
Her horn appeared glowing, then her wings appeared and her hair
changed to white. Lunarstar was relieved to be herself again.
Suddenly her stomach growled, she missed breakfast and it should
be close to dinner time. She remembered what Stardust had said
when she was hungry the last time she was in the forest. She
stood up and wondered around the forest looking for berries.
Her stomach began to turn in knots and making loud noises. After
awhile of searching she found a berry bush, she ran to the bush
and quickly began eating the berries. She took hoof fulls and
eat them, Lunarstar smiled at the thought of remembering Bon
Bon eating like that.
Lunarstar had spent half the day eating the berries, by the time
she was done there was only a few berries left. She was full
and couldn't eat another berry.
She left the bush and wondered around the forest, not sure where
she was going.
She came to a slight slope, at the bottom was a stream. Lunarstar
hurried to the stream and began drinking the water. The refreshing
cool water felt cool to her stomach.
When she was done, she felt full and tired. She had ran so far
and was lost, the short time she spent in the forest wore her
out. She turned around and walked to the base of the hill. She
laid in the grass, folding her feet under her. She yawned and
watched at the sun began to set.
before long, night had fallen and she had fell fast asleep.
The next morning Lunarstar woke up at the sounds of birds
in the trees. She yawed and stood up, stretching her legs and
rapidly flapping her wings to wake them up. She walked to the
stream to get a drink of water, when she was done, she winked
across the stream and walked up the hill wondering around the
She stopped and eat a few berries then continued walking as she
looked around. She hoped to see something besides trees, bushes
She had walked for most of the morning when she heard a commotion.
She was carious and cautiously followed the noise. She walked
over a hill as the noise got louder. It sounded like yelling.
She stopped and stared at a yellow house in the open meadow.
She took a few steps closer to the edge of the forest as she
She would love to go ask them for help but the yelling they were
making made her decided against it.
Suddenly a light green pony with yellow and orange hair ran out
of the house. He seemed to be in a hurry to get out of the house.
Lunarstar stood quietly watching him. Suddenly Skyview and Starfire
walked out of the house. Lunarstar stared at Skyview as his horn
began to glow. She noticed a cloud quickly changing into a net
catching the pony by surprise.
The light green pony skidded to a stop hitting the net, it quickly
wrapped around him.
Just then a light purple Pegasus with light blue and yellow hair
hurried out of the house, Lunarstar could tell her belly was
wide and perfectly round.
"No, please!" The pegasus cried.
"We have orders," Starfire replied.
"You can't take him. The baby will be born soon, I can't
raise the baby here alone."
"It's King Star Cluster's orders. Your husband was caught
trying to turn the ponies against the King," Skyview replied.
"He won't do it again," The pegasus begged.
"Don't say anything more!" her husband yelled from
in the net, "I don't want you hurt or taken."
The pegasus sighed sadly, tears began to fall down her cheeks
fearing she'd never see him again.
Lunarstar stood and watched, she too felt like crying. How could
they be so mean? She wanted to help the pegasus but knew she
would only get caught in doing so.
Starfire looked slightly to his left, something white had
caught the corner of his eye. He gasped when he saw Lunarstar
peeking behind a tree.
"The Princess," Starfire exclaimed as he pointed.
Skyview looked just in time to see Lunarstar running.
"Hurry before we loose her!" Skyview yelled, his horn
stopped glowing, letting the husband go.
Skyview and Starfire ran as fast as they could in the forest.
The pegasus went to her husband and hugged him, "I thought
I'd lost you for good."
"Me to but we must hurry and leave."
The pegasus turned and looked into the forest, she had heard
the black ponies mentioned the Princess. She too remembered seeing
a white pony standing there.
"What's wrong?" The husband asked.
"Was that really the Princess?"
"I think so," he paused and looked at her sadly, "with
those two at her heals...I doubt she'll get away."
They stood for a few minutes feeling sad and sorry for the Princess
but there was nothing they could do.
"Come on lets go," he said to her as he turned and
"Where?" she asked walking close to him.
"To the next kingdom, We'll be safe there for a while."
Skyview and Starfire ran as fast as they could, slowly catching
up to her. Lunarstar glanced back, she was scared, fearing that
she'll get caught. She looked up wondering if she could fly away
but there were to many trees and Starfire could easily catch
her in the air. She would wink out but where would she wink to?
She looked around as she ran through bushes and pass the trees.
Skyview and Starfire were very close, she could feel their feet
stomping the ground as they ran. Lunarstar zig zag through the
trees hoping that it will slow them down but they were still
on her heals. Suddenly she noticed a large bush growing next
to a rock, it was a perfect place to hide.
Lunarstar's horn started to glow and suddenly she was gone leaving
a trail of twinkling stars in her place. Skyview and Starfire
stopped and looked around but didn't see her.
"She's around here, I can hear her," Skyview muttered
They walked around and stopped next to a tree.
"She's not in the area," Starfire commented.
Lunarstar hid behind the bush and rock watching their every move.
She was scared and wanted to run but she couldn't. She had to
do something to distract them. She noticed a branch that sat
low, it wasn't to far from the black ponies. Lunarstar had an
idea, with her horn she bent the branch back, then she picked
up a small stone and threw it at the tree.
"There!" Starfire exclaimed, he was sure the noise
was the Princess. Skyview and Starfire hurried to the tree and
noticed the branch bent back. It was a strange sight to see.
Suddenly the branch flew forward hitting them in the face. They
flew back to the ground and landed on their backs. They laid
covering their faces with their front legs.
"Oh, that really smarts," Skyview exclaimed.
"Even the trees hate us," Starfire replied.
While the black ponies laid on the grass holding their painful
faces, Lunarstar ran from their sight.
"It wasn't the tree," Skyview sat up with his front
hoofs on the ground. His face had red marks from the twigs on
the branch, "It was the Princess. She has the ability to
Starfire sat up rubbing his face.
"She better hope I don't have any permeant marks,"
"Let me see," Skyview proposed.
Starfire removed his hooves from his face and looked at Skyview.
Skyview smiled at him trying not to laugh, "You have
a red long mark across your face."
"Thanks a lot, that's just what I wanted to hear, "Starfire
"I don't think it'll be permeant. She hit me in the face
many times," Skyview replied, "Lets find a lake or
something to wash our faces."
"It's to painful to watch my face," Starfire replied
Skyview stood up and tuned around, "believe me water will
help your face."
Lunarstar continued to run, glancing back and hoping they
wouldn't try and follow her. She ran as fast and far as she could
from them. When her legs got tired she sat down in the shade
under a tree and rested her tired legs. She thought about what
she did to Skyview and Starfire and began to laugh but then she
remembered Stardust. Did he even know she was gone? Were the
soldiers looking for her? Lunarstar looked around the forest,
the birds were chirping and the squirrels played in the trees,
a deer walked by in the distance.
She loved the beauty of the forest but she didn't want to get
lost in it. She wished she was with Stardust, he always seemed
to know which way to go. Lunarstar lowered her head as tears
fell from her cheeks. Would she ever find her way back to Moonlight
Castle? She didn't know. She thought about her parents and her
friends, crying even louder.
She suddenly remembered what Stardust said, he promised to take
her back through the gate. It had been so long since she last
saw her parents she was starting to forget what they looked like.
After awhile she stood up and continued walking through the forest.