The sun was shining brightly through the drifting clouds as
they cast shadows on the land. Starfire was in Skyview's room
talking to him. Skyview sat on the floor beside his bed.
"Ok, now what?" Starfire asked. "We searched this
whole castle from the dungeon to the roof, and there's no sign
of the prisoners."
Skyview sat quietly, "I searched the throne room many times.
We have never seen any prisoner leave the throne room, so what
happened to them?"
"I thought they'd be in the dungeon but there was no one
"I'm going to check Star Cluster's room again."
"What for? They won't be in there."
"I don't know, I just think I have to go back and look to
make sure I didn't miss anything," Skyview replied. "I'll
go tonight when he's asleep."
"That may not be a good idea," Starfire replied. "He'll
be mad if he wakes up and finds you in his room."
"I'm very quiet. I know I won't wake him up."
"What about that voice you told me?" Starfire asked.
"Oh, I see. That would be a big risk to sneak in tonight."
"Why don't you do it now while he's not in his room?"
"I could do that but I want you to keep an eye out for Star
Cluster, and let me know when he comes."
"Ok," Starfire replied.
"Lets go then."
Skyview turned into a cloud while Starfire left his room.
Skyview floated out of the balcony and around the castle making
sure none of the soldiers noticed him. He floated up to Star
Cluster's balcony. He took a peek over the balcony to be sure
it was safe. The room was empty. Star Cluster was no where in
sight. Skyview floated through the railings and into the room.
He returned to his pony form and quietly walked around the room.
He wasn't sure what he thought he would find. He wasn't sure
what he was looking for in the room. He walked over to the night
stand and looked in the drawers. Then he walked over to the other
night stand and looked in the drawers but found nothing he thought
would be important to him. He walked over to the dresser. On
top sat a silk green pillow where the crown had sat. Skyview
looked through the drawers but found nothing. He then turned
and walked around the room, looking on the tables under the bed
and on the walls but there was nothing, his room was empty.
Skyview sighed and sat down next to the wall staring across
the room to the balcony.
"I was sure there would be something in here," Skyview
As he leaned back to think, he suddenly fell through the wall,
landing on his back. He looked up at the ceiling and saw a chandelier
hanging. Skyview looked down at himself and stared, there was
only half of him. The wall cut him off at the stomach. Skyview
felt his back legs but couldn't see them. He reached up to the
wall with it front hoof to touch it but it went through.
"A hologram or something...but why?" Skyview asked
He turned over and looked at the rest of the room. Skyview froze
and gasped. The room was large with lots of book shelves around
it. Something clear as crystal twinkled in the sunlight. Stardust
stood up and wondered where the sunlight was coming from. He
walked to the middle of the room and turned around. It looked
like a big room with no doors, only a chandelier above him, a
large rug on the floor and book shelves on every wall. Skyview
looked around the room close for the light, but it seemed to
be coming from the wall he went through.
"Even light can go through the wall?" Skyview asked
Skyview walked to one of the book shelves gasped. There were
small crystal balls sitting on a snowglobe-like stands in several
rows on every shelf.
He noticed something inside them. He got up close to one of the
balls and looks closely. His eyes widened as he gasped surprisingly.
In the ball was a red pegasus. She was leaning down looking scared.
Skyview touched the ball and picked it up, but she didn't move.
"This pony...I've seen her before..." Skyview thought
hard as he stared at her, "She's...one of prisoners that
me and Starfire caught."
Skyview set the ball back on the stand and continued walking
along the book shelves looking at the balls. He recognized most
of them. Some he was sure he had never seen before. Some he recognized
were sons and daughters of a different kingdom. They all had
the same look, they were scared and was staring at something.
Skyview turned around and looked at the rest of the book shelves.
"Where did he get so many prisoners?"
His eyes stopped at a bookshelf on the opposite of the fake wall.
There was a crystal ball but it wasn't sitting on a stand like
the others. It sat on a red silk pillow on a shelf by itself.
Next to it sat four other red pillows.
Skyview walked to the Crystal ball and gasped shockingly.
"Queen Royal Heart!" Skyview exclaimed.
She was standing looking scared like the others, but she had
tears in her eyes. Skyview reached up and was about to pick up
the ball when he heard Starfire calling his name.
Skyview turned and quickly ran out of the wall shocking Starfire
and almost running into him in the process.
"What?...How?" Starfire stuttered, too shocked at seeing
Skyview go through a wall.
"What is it?" Skyview asked.
"Hurry, Star Cluster is almost here."
Before they could take a step, the door opened and there stood
a rather surprised Star Cluster.
"What...What are you two..." Star Cluster paused, he
had figured out what was happening.
Starfire ran out of the room while Skyview thought he'd go and
get the Queen but when he saw Star Cluster's staff appear. He
decided to stop Star Cluster first.
"Your not getting away the easy!" Star Cluster yelled
angrily at he pointed the staff at Starfire. The ball on the
staff began to glow. Starfire didn't looked back he ran out to
the balcony just as a purple light shot out from the staff.
Skyview rammed into him, knocking him to the floor. The beam
of light shot across the side of Starfire who yelled in pain.
"Leave!" Skyview yelled.
Starfire flew from the balcony and turned to look at Skyview.
Skyview was thrown off of Star Cluster by the glowing staff.
"You rotten traitor!" yelled Star Cluster angrily.
Skyview stood up and was about wink out when suddenly a purple
light shot from the staff and straight at Skyview. He was thrown
back through the wall.
Star Cluster turned and pointed the staff at Starfire who gasped
and quickly flew away.
Starfire flew from Dream Castle as fast as he could. He could
feel pain on his side. He glanced at his side and saw a bare
streak, from his rear to his shoulder. He wondered if the purple
light did that to him. What would a full blast do to Skyview?
"Skyview!" Starfire cried, hoping he had somehow gotten
out and was following him but he wasn't. Starfire looked very
worried, he glance a round to see if a cloud saw moving fast
but he saw nothing.
"Skyview!" Starfire cried again but he saw nothing.
"No...this just can't be happening!"
Star Cluster turned towards the wall and began walking towards
it, griping the staff tightly, "I should have gotten rid
of you two when I had a chance. Looks like I still have a chance."