Lunarstar was on her bed laying on the covers as she read
a book. Just then there was a knock at the door.
"Princess, it's time for dinner," a female voice called.
"Ok," Lunarstar replied.
She set the book down, shut it, got off her bed and laid the
book on her dresser next to two pictures of her friends and parents.
She left her room and hurried downstairs. She had reached the
last step when she noticed Stardust with the King, Queen, Banner,
Buster, Charades and Starfire. They walked together towards her
in the wide hallway. When they stopped, they all stood and stared
at her. Lunarstar looked up at them. None of them smiled. They
just had a blank look on their face.
"Is anything wrong?" Lunarstar asked.
They all suddenly smiled at her.
"Nothing's wrong, Lunarstar. Did you finish your book?"
"No, I'm on chapter 5. It's dinnertime so I couldn't read
"Oh, it's that time? I almost forgot," Stardust turned
and looked at Starfire. "We better be heading up stairs
"Shall we go then, Princess?" Queen Snowfall asked.
Lunarstar smiled. "Yes, I'm starving."
Everyone chuckled and then they went on their way towards the
servant's dining room. The King and Queen went to their dining
hall not to far from the kitchen. Starfire followed Stardust
to his room when the servants were about to leave.
"Oh, I'm sorry," the yellow servant quickly said.
"Skyview won't be eating tonight," Stardust said to
The pink pony behind her turned around and picked up Skyview's
tray. She followed the other two servants out to the hall. Stardust
and Starfire went in the room and began eating.
"Stardust, what's Paradise Estate?" Starfire asked.
"It's a very old building. It's like a mansion only with
one floor. It used to sit close to the castle but was moved to
the other side of Ponyland."
"Why?" Starfire asked.
"The land is too big for a King to rule on his own. He needs
help and often a family member would live in the Estate and govern
"Oh," Starfire answered. He still couldn't get over
what Stardust had told him about Luna. "So Luna is really
"Yes," Stardust quickly interrupted.
Starfire became quiet for a while thinking about Luna and Stardust.
He believed his brother, but it was hard to imagine it.
"You'll feel better about the idea once you get you start
remembering...uncle," Stardust added.
"She is defiantly not calling me uncle," Starfire exclaimed.
"Will we get our memories back?" Starfire asked.
"I'm...sure you will."
While they ate and talked, Lunarstar knocked on the door.
"Come in," Stardust answered.
Lunarstar walked in, shutting the door behind her.
"You ate dinner already?" Stardust asked.
"Yes, and you guys haven't," Lunarstar observed as
"We're a little slow," Stardust replied. "Is there
something you want?"
"I was wondering if you guys wanted to play."
"I would love to," Starfire answered.
"Sure just as soon as we're done," Stardust replied.
Lunarstar looked around wondering where Skyview was. "Where's
"He's busy," Stardust answered.
"Busy doing what?" Lunarstar asked.
"You'll find out soon enough," Stardust answered.
Lunarstar stood and looked at them. She wondered what he meant
by that. She remember earlier today when he and a group of others
were in the hall. They stood and stared at her like they were
surprised about something.
"Lunarstar, is something wrong?" Starfire asked, noticing
her standing there.
"I guess not," Lunarstar answered.
"What would you like to play?" Stardust asked.
"Rope Toss I bet," Starfire guessed.
"Yeah!" Lunarstar exclaimed.
"Well, get the rope and meet us outside," Stardust
said to her.
"Ok," Lunarstar turned around and left the room.
"She loves that game as much as we do," Starfire commented.
"Yes, she sure does."
Stardust and Starfire continued eating their dinner until they
were done. They left their trays on the table and walked out
of the room.
"Don't you think she suspects something?" Starfire
"I don't know."
Lunarstar was tired of waiting so she left the water fountain
to talk to Charades who was looking at the forest.
"Hi, Lunarstar," Charades said to her, turning away
from the forest.
"Hi, Lunarstar," Banner said with a smile as he approached
"What brings you here?" Buster asked as he followed
"I'm just waiting for Stardust and Starfire."
"Oh, well that's good that your spending time with them,"
"Uh...yeah it is," Lunarstar wasn't sure what he meant
by that. She had always spent time with them.
"Where's Skyview?" Lunarstar asked. Stardust didn't
tell her so she hoped the three of them would know. They stood
and looked at each other wondering what to tell her. Lunarstar
had a feeling they were hiding something.
"Why do you want to know?" Banner asked.
"I'm just curious. Stardust wouldn't tell me," Lunarstar
Charades smiled, "Lunarstar, don't be so suspicious. Some
of us are busy doing other things. It just so happens that Skyview
is busy too."
"Oh, I'm sorry."
The three of them smiled at her. Buster looked in at the water
fountain and noticed two black ponies heading towards it.
"Lunarstar, Stardust and Starfire are outside," Buster
Lunarstar turned around and smiled greatly. "Bye!"
She winked out and appeared at the water fountain.
"There you are!" Stardust exclaimed.
"I was talking to Charades."
"Oh, well are you ready to play?" Stardust asked.
"You two should know the rules by know," Stardust replied.
"We already know," Starfire answered.
"Good, now let's go play!"
Stardust took the rope and walked to a clearing. He stood facing
Starfire while Lunarstar stood facing them. Stardust threw the
rope in the air anxiously waiting for it to come down. When it
was close to them, Stardust and Starfire stood on their hind
legs each of them hoping to get the rope first.
Starfire tried to push Stardust out of the way but he wouldn't
budge. Stardust glared at him. He knew what Starfire was planing
to do. As the two stood tall leaning forward on each other the
rope was falling closer. Stardust had it with Starfire pushing.
He easily gave Starfire a push. Starfire fell and landed on his
back. While they were distracted, the rope came down hitting
Stardust on the head and bouncing off. Lunarstar quickly caught
it in her mouth, then she bolted into a run, zig zagging around
Starfire folded his wings so he could roll over and stand up.
"I don't think I'll be doing that again," Starfire
muttered. He took off at a run towards Lunarstar.
They ran around chasing her and eventually cornered her against
Stardust and Starfire smiled at her.
"You can't wink Lunarstar and you're cornered," Starfire
Lunarstar noticed an opening under him and Stardust, but since
Starfire was closer she hurried and ran under him catching him
by surprise. Stardust ran around Starfire and quickly caught
up to Lunarstar. He grabbed the rope from Lunarstar and ran towards
the water fountain with Starfire close behind.
When he reached the water fountain, Starfire and Lunarstar had
caught up but it was to late, Stardust had won.
"Can we play again?" Lunarstar asked excitedly.
"A few more times and we will have to stop," Stardust
"Ok," Lunarstar replied.
They played a few long games as the soldiers stood on the walls
and watched. They laughed at times and wondered who was going
The sun was halfway down, and before long the sky began to turn
"It's time to stop. We can play again tomorrow," Stardust
"Ok," Lunarstar smiled at them. "Goodnight."
"Goodnight," Stardust and Starfire replied.
Lunarstar winked to her room and sat on her bed watching the
sun disappear as she thought about where Skyview went. Why didn't
anyone want to tell her? What were they hiding?
Lunarstar laid down on her bed under her covers. Were they hiding
something or was she just imagining things? Playing with Stardust
and Starfire had worn her out, it wasn't long till she quickly
fell into a dreamless sleep.