The early morning sun woke up Skyview from his sleep. He yawned
and stretched, then he threw the covers off of him, and got off
the bed. He walked to the balcony and looked at the distant hills.
Something out of the corner of his eye caught his attention.
He turned his head and noticed Stardust on the balcony, sitting
down with his front feet over the railing and his head resting
on his front feet. Stardust was sleeping peacefully. Skyview
noticed the morning sunlight on him didn't seem to wake him up.
Skyview winked to Stardust's balcony and shook him awake.
"Wake up!" Skyview exclaimed.
Stardust slowly opened his eyes, he yawned and then looked up
"I found you sleeping on the balcony," Skyview remarked.
"Are you ok?"
"I'm fine," Stardust answered as he yawned.
He stood up, stretched, and then walked into him room.
"What were you doing on the balcony?" Skyview asked.
"I woke up last night and went out to the balcony. I guess
I must have fallen asleep."
"Oh, well I'll see you sometime after breakfast then,"
Skyview winked back to his room just as the servant to walk in
with a tray.
After breakfast they left their rooms and walked through the
halls heading towards the stairs. They were about to turn the
corner when they bumped into Lunarstar.
"Good morning!" Lunarstar said excitedly.
"Hi, Luna...I mean Lunarstar," Stardust replied.
"Good morning," Skyview and Starfire replied.
"Do you want to play today?" Lunarstar asked them.
"Not today, Lunarstar," Stardust walked past her and
Lunarstar turned towards Skyview and Starfire worriedly, "Did
I do anything wrong?"
Skyview smiled, "No, you didn't. It's just Stardust. Something
is just bothering him."
"Oh well, do you two want to play?"
"Not at the moment. I've got...things to do first. Maybe
later," Skyview replied, and then he left.
"How about you?" Lunarstar asked Starfire.
"Sure, what would you like to play?" Starfire asked.
"Rope Toss!" Lunarstar replied excitedly.
"Go get the rope and meet me outside then."
Lunarstar left and hurried to her room while Starfire walked
downstairs after Skyview.
Skyview had just reach the first floor when he heard Starfire
"Wait, Skyview!" Starfire exclaimed.
Skyview stopped and waited.
"What's bothering Stardust?" Starfire asked.
"I don't know. I'm going to spend the day trying to find
out. This morning I found him asleep on the balcony, hanging
on the railing. I woke him up and asked if anything was wrong.
He said nothing was wrong. I asked him why was he asleep on the
balcony, and he said he woke up and went to the balcony last
night. He said he must have fallen asleep there."
"So, that sounds normal," Starfire remarked.
"Yes but it's not for Stardust. It wasn't normal when he
woke up from him nightmare and slept outside in the other world,"
Skyview pointed out.
"Oh, I see your point. So what do you think is wrong with
"I'm not sure. With him it could be anything but...well...I
could be wrong, but what if he's remembered something?"
"He could at least tell us!" Starfire exclaimed.
"Yes, he could but you know Stardust. I have to drag it
out of him before he tells us. You go play with Lunarstar, and
I'll let you know if he tells me anything."
"Ok." Starfire turned and walked down the hall, heading
Skyview walked around the first floor looking for Stardust.
When he couldn't find him, he asked a servant.
"I saw him heading to the throne room," she replied.
"Thanks," Skyview left her and hurried to the throne
room where he was stopped by two soldiers.
"I wish to speak to the King and Queen."
"Wait right here," One of the soldiers walked through
the doors. A minute later he came back. "You may go in."
Skyview walked into the throne room to the King and Queen. He
stood before the thrones and knotted his head at them. "I
was told Stardust was here. Do you know where he's at now?"
"Yes, I do," Queen Snowfall answered. "He's in
my garden. He said he wanted a place where he could be alone
"May I go speak to him?" Skyview asked.
"I'm sorry but you can't. He doesn't want to be disturbed,"
Queen Snowfall answered.
"Oh, well, can I just see what he's doing? He won't know
I'm there. Something is bothering him and I'm just worried."
"Ok, but you can not go in the garden," Queen Snowfall
stood up from her throne and took Skyview to her private quarters.
Skyview stood just in the doorway looking out the windows. Stardust
was laying down by a tree with his back turned towards him. Skyview
stared trying to catch a glimpse of his face, but Stardust had
his face hidden behind the tree.
"What's wrong with him?" Skyview asked.
"I don't know but he did seemed a bit sad," Queen Snowfall
Skyview turned around and left the room, walking into the throne
"Your Majesty, has he told you about the memory loss?"
"Yes, Stardust told us," King Sea Mist answered.
"Princess Lunarstar should know about her mother,"
Queen snowfall added.
"I know. I'll tell her soon," Skyview replied. He knotted
his head and left the throne room.
He walked outside and saw Starfire flying to the ground with
Lunarstar right behind him. Starfire flew over the tree tops
with the rope in his mouth. When he was closest to the water
fountain, he landed and ran. By the time Lunarstar reached him,
he was already at the water fountain waiting on her.
"That's not fair! Your too fast!" Lunarstar exclaimed.
Starfire smiled. "I'm sorry, I'll go a bit more slow next
Lunarstar looked at the castle and smiled when she saw Skyview
watching her. She ran across the yard and stood before him.
"Hi, are you going to watch or play?" Lunarstar asked
"Lunarstar I...uh..." Skyview found it hard to tell
her about her mother once he saw how happy she looked. "I
would love to play."
"Great!" Lunarstar exclaimed, "Come on, lets hurry
before Starfire plays without us."
Skyview spent the day playing with Lunarstar and Starfire. Every
now and then his mind would wonder back to Stardust. Wondering
what's wrong with him and why was he sad.
The sun was setting and Skyview and Starfire stopped playing.
"Oh, one more?" Lunarstar begged.
Skyview chuckled, "You certainly like this game, don't you?"
"You haven't stopped playing it since Stardust taught you
the game," Starfire remarked.
"I can't help it. It's fun."
"Well it's getting late and it's time to quit for the night,"
Skyview told Lunarstar.
Skyview smiled, "Go on to bed. We can always play more tomorrow."
"Ok, goodnight," Lunarstar winked out after the two
had said their goodnights.
"She sure is a lot of fun. It's great to have someone who
can fly and play the game. Do you know how much fun it is playing
the game in the air?" Starfire asked excitedly.
"I don't fly. Do I look like I have wings?" Skyview
"Aww, that's just too bad," Starfire replied with a
Skyview just glared at him.
"So did you find out what's wrong with Stardust?" Starfire
asked after a while.
"No I didn't. He went to the garden and didn't want to be
disturbed. The Queen did say he looked sad."
"Sad?" Starfire asked.
"I went and looked. He was laying by a tree facing away
from me so I didn't see anything. Starfire, it'll be dark soon
and Stardust will be heading to bed. Come with me and lets see
if we can find out what's wrong with him."
The two walked into the castle and upstairs to the second
floor, heading to Stardust's room. Skyview knocked on the door.
"Come in," Stardust replied, knowing who was at the
Skyview and Starfire entered the room and shut the door. Stardust
was on the balcony watching the sunset. Skyview and Starfire
walked to the balcony.
"Stardust what was wrong with you today?" Skyview asked.
"Nothing," Stardust answered.
"I don't believe that. There is something wrong with you.
I was told you went to the garden and wanted to be alone. You
didn't see Lunarstar today and you didn't speak a word to Lunarstar
since this morning," Skyview observed.
"Stardust, we are your brothers, we has a right to know
what's going on!" Starfire exclaimed.
Stardust stood with his front feet on the railing looking at
"Well?" Skyview asked.
"I have some...things on my mind," Stardust answered.
"We can tell," Starfire replied.
"Like what?" Skyview asked.
Stardust didn't answer. He continued to watch the sun until it
"Stardust!" Skyview and Starfire exclaimed loudly.
Stardust turned and sat on his bed. "I'll tell you tomorrow."
"Why tomorrow?" Starfire asked.
"Because if I told you two now, you guys won't get any sleep."
Stardust laid down on the bed covering himself with the covers.
"Stardust, is it your memories?" Skyview asked, "Do
you remember something?"
Stardust looked at him, hesitating to answer, "Yes. No go
to bed you two," he turned over facing away from them.
"Can you..." Starfire was quickly interrupted by Stardust.
"No, not until tomorrow. Now, goodnight!"
"Not just yet. I have to tell Lunarstar about her mother,"
"Royal Heart?" Stardust asked still facing away from
"Yes, she has the right to know about her mother."
"Fine but don't tell her anything else," Stardust replied.
"I'm just going to tell her I saw her mother. What else
would I tell her?" Skyview asked.
"Oh, I'm sorry. Well, goodnight," Stardust pulled the
covers over his head as his brothers left.
Skyview and Starfire left as they said goodnight to Stardust.
Starfire went to his room while Skyview went to Lunarstar's room.
He stood at her door and knocked.
"Come in," Lunarstar said sounding very tired.
Skyview walked in her room and saw her laying on her bed under
"Skyview!" Lunarstar exclaimed, "You never came
to see me to bed before."
"Well, I came to talk to you," Skyview replied sitting
on the floor in front of her. Lunarstar noticed he wasn't smiling.
He looked serious and tired at the same time.
"You probaly heard that me and Starfire were chased out
of Dream Castle," Skyview added.
"Yes, I overheard it," Lunarstar replied.
"Well, I was in Star Cluster's room looking for those prisoners
my brothers and I had caught over the years."
"In his room?" Lunarstar asked surprisingly, "Wouldn't
they be in the dungeon or something."
"We looked and the dungeon wwas empy and dusty. The last
place I haven't thoroughly searched was Star Cluster's room and
guess what?" Skyview continued. "I found them. They
were hidden behind a fake wall."
"That's got to be one large room."
Skyview smiled at first but quickly faded as he continued. "It
was indeed large but the prisoners me and my brothers had caught
were in small crystal balls. I even found more prisoners that
I know we had never seen before," Skyview paused. This was
the moment he waited all day to tell her.
"What?...What's wrong?" Lunarstar asked worriedly when
he stopped talking.
"Lunarstar, I...found your mother."
Lunarstar looked at him shockingly. "Mom? You...you found...her?"
"Yes, she was in one of those crystal balls."
"Is she ok?" Lunarstar asked.
"I don't know, she was frozen and unable to move. She wore
that same cloak the night...we caught her."
Lunarstar looked down at her bed sheet sadly.
"I'm sorry, Lunarstar. I couldn't rescue her. Just as I
was about to grab her, Star Cluster came in and boy was he mad.
Me and Starfire never went back sense."
"But...I wish..." Tears began to fall from her eyes.
"I hear so much about her but...I don't remember her."
"You were to little to remember her," Skyview brushed
her hair away from her horn and placed it behind her ear. "Me
and my brothers will get her back."
Lunarstar looked up at him, trying to smile.
Skyview smiled at her, "I'm sorry, I should have told you
sooner. Now why don't you lay down and go to sleep."
"I can't," Lunarstar sobbed.
Skyview stood up and gently forced her to lay down. He then he
covered her with her covers. "Try and sleep. I'll see you
in the morning. Goodnight."
"I'll try. Goodnight."
As Skyview left, Lunarstar closed her eyes, but she couldn't
get the thought of what Skyview said out of her mind. Now that
they had found her mother, could they find her father?