Stardust and Lunarstar in her earth form, had walked for many
days since they left Flutter Valley. It was in the afternoon
when they finally saw Mooney Mountain. Lunarstar couldn't wait
to get to Moonlight Castle and see Buster, Charades, Banner,
the King, and Queen.
Stardust stopped at the edge of the forest and looked at the
town in the valley over the hills.
"What?" Lunarstar asked wondering why he stopped.
He turned and looked at her. "Ready to go?"
"I've been ready since yesterday!" Lunarstar replied
Stardust continued down the hill to the valley. They walked to
the dirt road that many ponies traveled on. They followed it
into town. They were many ponies around and a few strange ponies
that didn't quite look like ponies. Their ears were longer and
their hair was shaggy.
"Those are odd looking ponies," Lunarstar whispered.
"Those are ponies from Grayvaile, they look similar to us,"
Stardust whispered back.
As they walked she noticed everyone was looking at her.
"Why are they staring?" Lunarstar whispered.
"It's me there are looking at and probably wondering why
you're with me," Stardust replied.
Suddenly Stardust sensed it. His brothers were close by. He looked
at Lunarstar and began to worry if his brothers would figure
out who she is.
"What?" Lunarstar asked noticing him staring at her.
"My brothers are here in town so what ever you do, don't
run when you see them. Stay as close to me as possible, no matter
what happens," Stardust replied.
Lunarstar looked at him worriedly.
"Lunarstar?" Stardust asked waiting for a reply.
"Ok," Lunarstar replied still looking around and walking
closely to him.
They continued down the street passing ponies and stores. Some
ponies stood and stared at him while others hurried out of his
Lunarstar had not realized what others were like around Stardust
Stardust continued walking down the street while his senses were
getting stronger. He knew his brothers were very close by but
he couldn't see them. He scanned the allies but still he didn't
Skyview and Starfire walked out of a store and noticed Stardust.
"Well look who it is," Starfire said standing next
"Lets hurry and catch up to him," Skyview suggested.
They ran off the board walk and quickly caught up to Stardust
but was surprised to see he had someone else with him.
"Wait, we have to talk," Skyview exclaimed.
"You can talk as we walk," Stardust replied.
Skyview quickly stood in front of him, "No, this is important."
Stardust was mad at Skyview for standing in his way.
"Just hear me out," Skyview added.
"Alright, I'm listening."
While Skyview told Stardust about orders to take him back to
Dream Castle, Starfire noticed the little pony standing on the
other side of Stardust. Starfire walked behind Stardust and eyed
the little earth pony.
Lunarstar stared at Starfire, she didn't dare take her eyes off
"No, Skyview, I'm not going back," Stardust exclaimed.
"This is an order from King Star Cluster," Skyview
The ponies around them deserted the road, hiding in the allies
and stores watching the black ponies. They knew something was
wrong. They could feel the tension building up in the air from
Lunarstar rubbed her body against Stardust's coat in fear. She
couldn't stand Starfire staring at her. Did he know she was the
Princess? Did she accidently change back for a second? What was
it that made him stare at her?
Stardust could feel her body pressing against his, he turned
his head and saw Starfire standing behind him. "Stop it!"
"What? I'm not doing anything," Starfire quickly replied.
"Your scaring her to death," Stardust replied.
"I thought you usually do that, Stardust," Skyview
commented. He looked around Stardust and eyed the little pony.
Lunarstar looked at Skyview and then Starfire, all she wanted
to do was hide.
"You two stop it or else!" Stardust yelled angrily.
"Who is she?" Skyview asked.
"None of your business.'
"If she's with you it is!" Starfire exclaimed. he looked
at Lunarstar closely, "There's something familiar about
"I know I've seen her before," Skyview commented.
Lunarstar was so scared she was ready to cry. Stardust was angry.
He didn't like the way his brothers were scaring her.
Lunarstar could feel his muscles building up. Was he going to
do something or was he just angry?
It wasn't long til she got her answer.
Suddenly without any hint of a warning, Stardust bolted, ramming
his head into Skyview's side. Skyview went flying a few feet
away. Starfire was surprised. So surprised to see what happened
next. Stardust lifted his back feet in the air and kicked him,
sending him even farther than Skyview. Starfire landed a few
stores away and he wasn't moving. Skyview flew across the road
braking a large wooden bucket with handles on each side. Pink
berries came gushing out of the bucket, covering Skyview.
Stardust turned and looked at Lunarstar, "lets go!"
Lunarstar looked up at him and then ran down the road with him.
Skyview woke up and gasped at the pink berries all over him,
berries dripped down his face and mane. He stood up and looked
at himself, berried slid down his back, some slid down his legs,
coloring him pink.
He walked out of the pile of berries with some still dripping
off him. He then noticed Starfire still laying in the street.
Skyview hurried over to him and saw that he had not yet woken
up. Skyview laid a hoof on him and shook him a wake.
Starfire opened his eyes and stared at Skyview.
"Don't even say it," Skyview warned him.
Starfire smiled trying hard not to laugh.
"Get up. We lost Stardust again," Skyview added.
Starfire slowly and painfully stood up. He looked at his side
where the pain was and saw two hoof marks. He knew Stardust had
kicked him before but not this hard.
"I think he was mad at us," Starfire guessed.
"You think?" Skyview asked almost yelling, "He
most certainly was and that's the last time we make him mad."
Starfire looked up at him and cracked a smile.
"Don't you dare," Skyview exclaimed.
"Your...pink," Starfire laughed loudly.
Skyview glared at him angrily.
"You know that's going to take a while to get off and until
then you'll be pink. Oh, that's a good color for you," Starfire
laughed. He quickly backed away when he noticed Skyview staring
hard at him.
"Lighten up, once in a while," Starfire added.
Skyview walked towards him, "This is not funny. Not one
Starfire turned and ran with Skyview right behind him. Starfire
jumped in the air, flapping his wings in the process. It was
painful to fly but it was better than being on the ground with
Skyview. He turned and looked at Skyview. Starfire quickly turned
and flew away when he saw Skyview changing into a cloud.
Starfire flew across the sky like a blur with a gray and pink
cloud behind him.
"Sorry, I was just teasing you!" Starfire yelled, "you
shouldn't be so serious all the time. Have some fun for once."
He glance back and saw the cloud was still on his tail.
"Boy, it's going to take awhile until Skyview talks to me
again," Starfire muttered.