The sun shined brightly through the tree tops as the wind
blew. Charades sat on the wall watching the forest. The soldiers
were all quiet. They too, were enjoying the quiet day.
"Charades," Banner called as he approached him.
Charades looked up at him, "What is it?"
"Some of the soldiers are wondering what's wrong with Lunarstar?"
"What do you mean?" Charades asked, not sure why Banner
would ask him that question.
Banner pointed past him to the far side of the wall, "She's
been laying on that block for an hour or so. I thought you knew
she was there."
"No I didn't know and I don't know what's wrong with her
but I can find out." Charades left him and walked over to
Lunarstar laid on the wall between the stone blocks. She stared
at the forest hoping to catch a glimpse of the gate. It has been
so long since she'd last seen her parents. She knew they were
worried about her. Her friends probably wondered where she had
gone to. Did her parents tell them what happened? Did Buster
and Charades tell her parents what happened. Lunarstar tried
to picture her parents and what they looked like. She remembered
the stories her mother told her friends. She remembered playing
with her friends and going to school with them. Lunarstar felt
a single tear fall as she thought about the life she had in the
"Lunarstar?" Charades called to her.
Lunarstar's thought were interrupted. She turned her head and
tried to smiled, "Hi Charades."
"Is there anything wrong?" Charades asked.
"No," Lunarstar turned and continued to watch the forest,
"I'm just enjoying the view."
"You don't look like your enjoying anything. Lunarstar please,
I know something is bothering you. You can tell me," Charades
Lunarstar took a deep breath and sat up, "I miss my parents."
Charades sighed, he knew this would happen sooner or later.
"I want to go home." Lunarstar turned and looked at
Charades, "I want to see Mom and Dad." A few tears
began to fall down her cheeks.
Charades sighed sadly, "I'm sorry Lunarstar, but you heard
Lunarstar closed her eyes as a few more tears fell from her eyes,
"I just want to see Mom and Dad." With her horn glowing
she winked out, leaving in her place twinkling stars. Banner
walked over to him after seeing Lunarstar looking so sad.
"What's wrong with her?" Banner asked.
"She wants to go home and see her parents."
"I know. I told her and she left...crying. Banner, I don't
see why she can't. The black ponies are with us," Charades
Banner stood and thought about what he said.
Lunarstar laid on her bed staring out her balcony as tears
trickled down her cheeks. She had thought about her parents since
this morning. She thought about all the things she and her parents
used to do.
Her thoughts were interrupted by a knock at the door.
"Lunarstar, are you there?" Starfire asked, "Can
we come in?"
Lunarstar didn't want to talk to anyone or see anyone. She would
be to embarrassed if someone saw her crying.
Stardust walked up to his brothers in the hall outside Lunarstar's
"What's the matter?" Stardust asked.
"Something is bothering Lunarstar," Skyview replied.
"She didn't want to play today or anything else," Starfire
added, "The servants said she looked sad today."
"We knocked, but she's not in her room," Skyview added.
"She's in her room," Stardust said to them.
"How do you know?" Starfire asked.
"I just know. I always know where she's at," Stardust
walked up to the door and knocked, "Lunarstar, I know your
in there. Can we come in?"
"No, I...I just want to be alone for awhile," Lunarstar
"What's wrong, Lunarstar?" Stardust asked.
"Nothing's wrong," Lunarstar lied, "I just want
to spend the day by myself."
"Ok, I'll see you later then," Stardust and his brothers
turned and left.
"Now what?" Starfire asked.
"I'm going to ask King Sea Mist if he knows what's wrong
with her," Stardust replied, "I want you two to come
They walked downstairs, meeting up with Banner and Charades at
"Have you noticed Lunarstar acting...uh...a bit sad today?"
Stardust asked them.
"You mean, wanting to be left along, crying and not wanting
to talk?" Charades asked.
"Yes," Stardust replied.
"She misses her parents and wants to go home," Charades
"The full moon is tonight," Banner pointed out.
Stardust sighed. He remembered that he had promised to take her
"Parents?" Starfire and Skyview asked. They had not
heard that she had parents.
"She has adopted parents," Stardust replied.
"You knew?" Skyview asked.
"Yes. I know where she lives and what her parents looks
like. I even know who her friends are," Stardust replied.
"You didn't tell us any of this!" Starfire exclaimed.
"How did you find out?" Skyview asked.
"I didn't sit around the park enjoying the view for nothing,"
Stardust exclaimed, "Now lets go talk to the King about
Stardust, his brothers, Banner and Charades walked to the throne
room where they were stopped by two soldiers.
"We need to talk to King Sea Mist," Banner told them.
One of the soldiers left, walking into the throne room. A minute
later he came back, "You may go in."
They walked in and stood before the King and Queen, knotting
"Your majesty, we are here about the Princess," Banner
said to them.
"She's been sad all day and won't talk to us," Starfire
"It's because she wants to go home and see her parents,"
"We've talked about this before. I can't allow her to go,
it's not safe," King Sea Mist answered.
"Your majesty," Banner began to say. "The last
time we didn't allow her to go was because of the black ponies,
and now that they have joined us she should be allowed to at
least visit her parents."
King Sea Mist pondered on what he said.
"King Sea Mist, my brothers and I will take her through
the gate and back here before the gate closes. It's important
that she sees her parents. I also need to talk to them, to let
them know what's been going on," Stardust proposed.
"Alright she can visit her parents tonight but Stardust,
do not leave her alone. She is still not safe outside these walls,"
King Sea Mist replied.
"I would like Buster and Charades to come with us,"
"Take who ever you like with you," King Sea Mist replied.
"Thank you," Stardust knotted his head and left with
his brothers, Banner and Charades behind him.
Once they have left the throne room Stardust turned towards them,
"Charades, get Buster and meet us at the castle gates just
"Ok," Charades left Stardust and headed outside.
"Banner, I want you and a group of soldiers to wait at the
gate once we go through it." Stardust turned towards his
brothers, "Now, let's go tell Lunarstar the news."