Chapter 155: The inviable Paradise Estate
It was morning and the sun began to rise. The birds started chirping
in the trees above Skyview as he slept curled in a ball. The
chirping rang in his ears, waking him up. He yawned and stood
on his feet. He began walking through the forest quietly. He
was on the other end of Ponyland where Paradise Estate would
be. He was careful not to make any noise as he remembered Stardust's
In the distance he could see where the trees stopped. He knew
he had arrived to the place. He stopped at the edge of the forest
and looked around the clearing but saw nothing.
"It can't be here. There's nothing here," Skyview thought
He stared at the clearing hoping to see anything that looked
out of place but everything looked normal. The sun was shining
and the wind blew the grass. Skyview took a few steps back to
hide himself behind the trees. He had an idea and wondered if
it would work. Skyview lit his horn and concentrated on what
he was planning to do. Suddenly a mist rose from the ground,
much like an early morning mist. The mist rose high above the
trees as it grew thicker.
Skyview looked and hoped the mist would show a building. At first
he was disappointed and was stumped as what he would do next.
Just then he saw a glimpse of a electrical flicker in the mist.
It happened so fast that if Skyview blinked he would have missed
it. His eyes widened as he realized Stardust could be right.
Was there a such a building called Paradise Estate that was invisible?
Skyview had found it hard to believe until he saw the electrical
His horn stopped glowing and the mist began to dissolve. He turned
into a cloud and was surprised at what he saw. There in the clearing
was more electrical flickers outlining a large pink building
with large white gates. He floated along the grass and squeezed
under the gates. He immediately stopped when he saw what looked
like two soldiers, but they were not ponies. They seemed to be
made out of some kind of red light. Past them was a set of stairs
leading to a pool under a pink canopy with blue tinted glass.
Skyview floated along the gate and up the wall to avoid attracting
the two guards. He floated along the edge of the door and under
it. Once he was inside he turned back into a pony and began walking
quietly. The hallway was dark and dusty, spider webs covers every
corner. He walked past rooms as he took a glance inside. Some
were bedrooms and others looked like living rooms. He stopped
suddenly. Something inside one of the rooms caught his eye. He
walked in the room and looked around. There was a couch against
a wall and another on the other wall. A red rug laid out between
the couches with a table in the middle. On the walls were paintings
of ponies he's never seen. One of them was a human girl standing
next to a pony in front of Paradise estate. Skyview walked close
to the painting and blew the dust off of it. Behind Parade Estate
was Dream Castle as it once was.
"This is a very old painting. Extremely old," Skyview
guessed as he noticed the date on the frame. "This painting
dates back more than a few centuries. I wonder who the girl is?"
He turned and saw more painting of the old Dream Castle and other
ponies. Skyview left the room walking into another room. It was
similar like the living room he was just in. On the walls were
more paintings. Some looked as if they didn't belong there. Their
frames looked too fancy to be in Paradise Estate. There was a
couch and a chair with a pink rug on the floor. On the far wall
were stacks of paintings. He noticed something odd behind the
large painting, it was very dusty but he saw a pony's tail. The
dust made the colors look to dull to tell who's tail it was but
it look very familiar. Skyview walked over to the large painting
and was about to move it when he heard the guards coming.
"Nothing in here."
"Nothing in here either."
Two dark red ponies walked in the room and saw nothing.
"I thought I heard someone," one of the guard muttered.
"Could be a small animal. You know how they manage to sneak
in," the other guard replied.
"Yeah, your right. It could have been another stupid animal."
The guards turned and left heading back to their posts.
Skyview was in the hall hiding around the corner watching.
"They look like ponies but they can't be normal. Could they
be made up?" Skyview thought then he shook his head. "That's
not possible. No one can just make a pony or anything else for
Skyview turned and continued walking. He opened a door which
was the first door he'd seen in the hall. There were a set of
stairs leading down into the darkness. Skyview lit his horn and
walked down the steps. When he reached the last step, he gasped.
The room was very dark. The dust on the narrow windows was so
thick that it blocked out the sunlight. The small room was filled
with large and small paintings. They were stacked against a wall.
Some were covered with a dusty blue cloths. Skyview uncovered
a large painting. Dust flew in the air causing Skyview to cough
a few times.
He looked up and stared at the large painting. It was a painting
of Stardust, Starfire and himself as babies, sleeping on a green
"That's...us," Skyview stuttered.
He covered the painting after while, and then he turned and uncovered
another painting. It was a painting of two ponies, a King and
Queen. The Queen was sea green with rainbow hair. The King was
light purple with dark red, green and yellow hair. He wore the
same crown that Star Cluster has. Skyview stared at the painting
and wondered if there was a connection. Was that the same crown
as the one in the painting? Who was the two ponies in the painting?
For the first time Skyview felt they were familiar. As he stared
at their faces, he began to feel a headache. The light from his
horn began to dim until the room was dark. Skyview put his hoof
on his forehead waiting for the headache to stop.
"Now I know how Stardust felt."
When the headache was gone, he relit his horn and quickly covered
the painting before he had another headache.
"I know them but," Skyview paused. "I'll ask Stardust
when I get back."
He turned and saw a medium size painting, one that he could pick
up. It sat on some dusty blankets covered in a green blanket.
Skyview took the cover off, coughing as the dust flew in the
air. He stood back and gasped. It was a painting of Stardust
wearing the same crown as Star Cluster and that King in the painting.
Next to Stardust was Royal Heart. She was leaning against him
with Baby Luna in her arms. Her hair was tied up on her head
with a large gold tiara covered in diamonds. In the center was
a gold crescent moon. Her blue hair hung down in curls, stretching
beyond her shoulders. Around her neck was a silver collar with
an image of a feathered dragon in the center. On the sides of
the dragon were large diamonds and rubies. Stardust wore the
same collar except his was made of gold.
Skyview stared for so long it felt like an hour had gone by.
He wrapped the painting and picked it up. With his horn still
glowing, he turned into a cloud and floated out the same way
he came in. The guards never noticed the cloud as it floated
under the gates.