Lunarstar walked through the forest with her head held low.
She was completely lost and sad to the point of crying. She thought
about Buster and Charades. She was sure they knew by now she
wasn't at the castle. Were they looking for her or did they think
she was at Dream Castle? She was certain the Queen got worried
when she didn't show up for their morning breakfast.
Lunarstar felt lonely in the quiet forest, she desperately wanted
to go home through the gates. She wished she had never wanted
to find out where she came from. It had brought her nothing but
She had walked all morning and was feeling tired. Lunarstar
stopped and rested in the cool grass. She looked around the forest
hoping to see anything besides a forest. All she saw were birds
chasing each other and squirrels gathering their nuts.
Lunarstar sighed sadly, "I wish Stardust or Buster or Charades
After she had rested in the cool shady trees, she stood up and
continued walking. She dragged her feet along the grass, her
tail dragged behind her with her mane touching the grass. Lunarstar
walked silently when she suddenly noticed her stomach was feeling
empty. It wasn't long till it began to growl. She stopped and
looked around the area, searching for a bush. She missed her
pancakes she usually had in the morning and wished she had something
else right now besides berries. Lunarstar saw a berry bush a
few trees away in the sunlight. She walked over to the bush and
started picking berries and ate them.
She finished eating although she felt too sad to finish off
the bush. She turned and continued on her way. Lunarstar walked
along what looked alike a clear path through the forest. She
looked up from staring at the grass and noticed ahead of her
was a large meadow. Lunarstar ran through the forest, getting
closer to the meadow. She was so relieved to see something else
beside trees. She suddenly stopped at the edge of the forest
and peeked around a tree trunk looking into the meadow. There
was tall grass that grew throughout the meadow. The wind blew,
and the grass waved like an ocean. It was clear. There were no
animals or birds. It felt strange to have no animals around.
Lunarstar dismissed the thought and ran out in the meadow. The
grass reached her belly, ticking her as she ran. Lunarstar ran
all over the meadow, giggling at times. She came upon a hidden
spring and stopped to drink out of it. Once she had satisfied
her stomach, she turned and ran forgetting all about being lost.
She was having fun with the grass ticking her that she never
noticed the wind beginning to blow harder.
Lunarstar stopped to rest, catching her breath. She stood and
looked around, things looked different and it felt different
too. Lunarstar didn't know what it was but something just didn't
seem right. The sun was no longer shining and she hadn't seen
an animal for quite some time. She threw her head back to get
her hair out of her face, but the wind was blowing her mane
wildly. It was then she realized that the wind had picked up
since she walked into the meadow. She turned around, looking
at the sky. She gasped at the dark clouds quickly moving her
way. Lunarstar ran and jumped in the air flapping her wings,
she had hoped she could go around the cloud but it was too big.
Lunarstar stopped in midair looking around. There was no mountain
in sight, only hills and trees.
She began to feel scared. The clouds looked dark blue and black,
casting a dark shadow over the land. Lunarstar flew to the ground
and ran to find a place to hide until the storm passed.
Stardust was less than a day behind Lunarstar but with his
super speed he would soon catch up to her. His senses was getting
stronger which told him Lunarstar was close by. At times he had
to slow down to avoid a tree or a sudden drop on the hills. When
he did slow down, he noticed the wind blowing harder than usual.
"No, it can't be," Stardust exclaimed. He looked up
through the trees trying to see an open view of the sky. Stardust
stared at the dark rolling clouds, surprisingly.
"I must hurry, that storm looks very bad," Stardust
bolted into a run , slowly gaining speed with every step he took.