The wind was blowing even harder. Her mane blew back past
her legs, whipping in the air wildly. The trees branches swayed
and the leaves rustled loudly which was almost deafening to her
ears. Lunarstar stopped and looked around but she could hardly
see anything, the black clouds had blanketed the land. Then she
felt a few sprinkles hit her head. She knew she had to find a
place to hide from the storm but she saw nothing. Suddenly there
was a loud crashing sound. Out of fear Lunarstar bolted into
a run doing her best to avoid running into a tree. The sprinkles
came harder as she tried to watch where she was going.
Suddenly she heard another crashing sound, it was very loud and
it rang in her ears. Lunarstar was scared to death. She couldn't
find a place to hide and couldn't see where she was going. Her
hoof slipped on the wet grass causing her to fall a few times.
The sky lit up for a few seconds and then the crash came afterwards.
The rain came down harder, hitting her like needles. Soon her
coat was all wet and so was her hair. She ran and didn't stop.
Her heart raced as she began to panic and feeling fear at the
same time. The wind blew through her coat as she shivered from
the cold air.
She didn't know where she was running to or what direction. She
just wanted to hide.
Lunarstar had ran for a while, falling at times and wearing
herself out. She then fell and didn't get up. She was so tired
of running and too cold to know what to do. She slowly stood
up in the darkness. She looked around the forest catching a glimpse
as the lighting bolt flickered in the clouds. She noticed a meadow,
it looked larger than the one she had just left before the storm.
She walked to a tree and laid up next to it with her feet folded
under her. She held her head low close to her body as she shook
from the cold wind. The rain came down harder, Lunarstar could
no longer see the meadow from the falling rain. She didn't dare
look or open her eyes, the rain hit her hard on her back and
face. Lunarstar laid next to the tree and cried, she didn't know
if tears were falling down her cheeks or the water from the rain.
Suddenly she heard a loud crash that was almost deafening. Lunarstar
screamed jumping to her feet and bolted into a run in pure terror.
Once she felt somewhat safe she turned and looked. Lunarstar
couldn't see the tree she was under, but she could see the tree
had caught fire from the lighting strike.
The thunder crashed scaring Lunarstar. She bolted into a run,
in the rain as it hit her like sharp needles. Suddenly she hit
something hard like a large rock but she was to
scare to find out for certain. She turned and bolted into a run,
running blindly through the heavy rain. Her feet slipped in the
muddy grass and she fell, tumbling in the grass. Lightening and
thunder struck all around her. Lunarstar laid in the muddy grass
covering her face with her front muddy hooves and shaking from
fear and cold. She cried loudly and tears began to poor out of
She didn't know how long she was on the ground crying till
she noticed the rain wasn't pounding her back. She took a peek
and saw it was still raining but not on her. She was confused
as to what was happening. Lunarstar put her hooves down when
suddenly a drip fell on her nose. She looked up and saw something
dark, darker than the sky, standing over her.
"I finally found you," said a familiar voice.
Lunarstar smiled, she knew immediately who it was.
"Stardust!" Lunarstar yelled happily.
When the lighting bolt light up the sky, Lunarstar could see
his face and his blue eyes. He had his head down between his
legs looking at her.
Stardust could see she was covered in mud when the sky lit
up for a few seconds, he guessed she must have been running scared
and had fallen down many times.
"Are you alright?" Stardust asked.
Suddenly the thunder crashed, and Lunarstar jumped and hugged
"Lets go and find shelter," Stardust suggested.
"Not under a tree," Lunarstar yelled over the noise.
"No, not under a tree. We'll find a cave. Come with me and
stay close." Stardust continued walking with Lunarstar hugging
his side. He could feel her jump when the thunder crashed. He
quickly looked when the lighting bolt lit the sky. Stardust caught
a glimpse of cliff partly covered by trees. He hoped there was
a cave there. Stardust slowly walked with Lunarstar pressing
against his side and her eyes closed tightly. He walked to the
trees and up to the cliff. He then stood and waited for the lightning.
In the light he saw a cave not far from him. Stardust turned
and walked along the cliff to the cave. Lunarstar hurried inside
and stood far from the entrance. Stardust walked in and sat down.
Lunarstar could see the outlines of his black coat shining each
time the lightning stuck the sky. He was squeezing the water
out of his mane and tail and the hair around his hooves.
"Are you ok now?" Stardust asked as he looked at her.
Lunarstar stood and looked at him, tears began to poor from her
eyes. She was no longer afraid but happy to see him.
Lunarstar ran to him and hugged him as she cried. Stardust was
startled, he certainly didn't expect it. What could he do now?
He wasn't sure at first.
He picked her up and sat her across his legs as she curled in
a ball hugging his coat and crying in the process.
He sat and quietly listened to her sobbing loudly. He felt happy
and relieved to have finally found her. He was more relieved
to have found her in the storm. He could only imagine what she
was doing in the storm as scared as she was.
After a while the storm let up and Lunarstar cried herself
Stardust sat her on the ground, "I'm keeping a closer eye
on you for now on," Stardust looked at her for a few minutes
watching her sleeping peacefully. "I promise you, this will
not happen again, not as long as I'm around."
Stardust turned and curled in a ball, falling fast asleep.