It was after breakfast and Luna was left alone for the day.
Stardust and his brothers had left right after they finished
breakfast and went to talk to the Kings and Banner privately.
Luna left Stardust's room and roamed the halls wondering what
she could do. She walked to the resting room and saw two soldiers
standing at the door. As she approached, the white pony stepped
in front of the door. "Sorry, Princess but you can't go
Luna looked at him sadly, then turned around and headed for her
"Maybe I'll finished that book," Luna muttered to herself.
She walked to her room, grabbed the book from her dresser and
laid on her bed. She lit her horn and began reading.
It was later in the afternoon when she finished her book.
She laid on the bed thinking about her father and remembering
when she played with him. She remember what Queen Snowfall had
told her. She sighed, knowing the Queen was right.
"I wished I could stay with my adopted parents for a while,"
She sat up and climbed off her bed. As she walked out of her
room, her horn stopped glowing. She walked to the end of the
hall and looked out the window. She saw the soldiers on the wall
and wondered what Buster and Charades were doing? She winked
to the wall and walked around till she couldn't find Buster and
"What's wrong, Princess?" a soldier asked, noticed
her searching for someone.
"I'm looking for Buster and Charades."
"They took a brake and went to town with a few others."
"Oh," Luna muttered. "How about Banner?"
"He's busy walking to the Kings."
"Oh," Luna was depressed and bored. She turned around
and walked on the wall towards the back of the castle. There
were a few soldiers around but it was mostly deserted. She winked
to the ground and walked to a clear spot. She looked up and noticed
how cloudy it was.
"I guess I could watch the clouds for a while," Luna
folded her wings and laid on the grass looking up at the sky.
She saw a few clouds drifting by, some had shapes that looked
like ponies playing together. She smiled as she imagined seeing
her friends and her playing.
Just then she heard a rustling noise. Luna sat up and looked
at the bushes near the small pond. She stood up and walked close
to the bushes. When she put her face close to the bush something
glittery flew at her face. Luna coughed and then she stood tall
with her eyes half closed staring ahead.
Skyview stood in the resting room, listening to Stardust talking
when Skyview heard a noise outside. It sounded like Luna coughing.
He wondered if she was catching a cold or something. He turned
and walked to the balcony. Starfire was standing on the other
end of the room listening when he noticed Skyview on the balcony.
Starfire quietly walked around Stardust and went to the balcony.
"What is so interesting that you couldn't listen to Stardust?"
Starfire asked in a whispering voice.
"Doesn't something seem odd about Luna? And where did that
bushwoolie come from?" Skyview asked.
Stardust noticed his brothers on the balcony. It was obvious
they weren't listening.
"What are you two doing?" Stardust asked them.
Skyview turned around and looked at King Sunrise, who sat in
a chair. "Did you bring a bushwoolie with you?"
"King Sea Mist?" Skyview asked.
"I don't have any bushwoolies living here," King Sea
"Why do you want to know?" King Sunrise asked.
"There's a bushwoolie with Luna and she's...just standing
there," Skyview explained.
Stardust stood up and hurried to the balcony with King Sea Mist,
King Sunrise and Banner behind him. They stood and watched the
light purple bushwoolie.
Stardust stared at the bushwoolie, something about it felt familiar.
Was there something else he had forgotten?
Suddenly Stardust felt a slight headache. He closed his eyes
and saw flashbacks of that same purple bushwoolie.
"Stardust?" his brothers called to him.
Stardust opened his eyes. "That's Wishes."
"Wishes?" they all asked.
"He lived with our parents and was captured by Star Cluster,"
"I bet he was sent here by Star Cluster to catch Luna,"
The thought of it made Stardust mad. How could Star Cluster do
that to their family friend?
"Skyview, get me down there!" Stardust ordered him.
Skyview's horn began to glow. He leaned his head down and touched
Stardust was instantly winked to the ground. He bolted into a
run, heading straight at Wishes who gasped when he saw Stardust.
Wishes curled into a ball and was chased all over the garden.
Stardust was with in inches of stomping Wishes. He chased Wish
right to left and into a bush next to the castle wall. Stardust
parted the bushes to see where Wishes went. He saw a hole that
went under the wall.
"She's not even budging," Starfire observed.
"I can see that. I'll go check on her," Skyview winked
out and appeared next to Luna.
"Luna!" Skyview called to her but Luna stood and stared
as if she never even heard him.
Stardust hurried over to Luna and shook her but she didn't wake
"Stardust, throw some water on her," Skyview suggested.
Stardust picked up Luna and set her by the pond. He bent down
and splashed water in Luna's face.
Luna blinked a few times then shook the water from her face.
She looked around and was puzzled at to why she was at the pond.
"Luna, are you ok?" Stardust asked.
"I...guess so," Luna replied as she looked around.
"What happened?" Skyview asked her.
Luna looked up at him wondering what he was talking about. As
far as she knew, nothing happened.
"Luna," Stardust called her, hoping she would answer
"What happened?" Luna asked. "What do you mean?"
Stardust and Skyview looked at each other surprisingly.
"You don't remember the bushwoolie?" Stardust asked
"Bushwoolie?" Luna asked. She remembered Buster saying
something about a bushwoolie a while back but she had never seen
"What's a bushwoolie?" Luna asked him.
They stood and stared at her, wondering how could she not remember
what she just saw.
"You don't remember what just happened?" Skyview asked
Luna took a few steps back, feeling a bit scared. What were they
Stardust noticed they were scaring Luna. It was obvious she'd
never remember what had happened. He smiled. "Just forget
it Luna." He walked up to her and rubbed her cheeks. "It
wasn't that important."
Stardust turned and looked at Skyview, he walked close to him
whispering into his ear, "Go back to the others. I don't
want anyone telling her about this."
"Ok," Skyview replied.
"She has no memories of what happened so there's no need
to try and get her to remember."
Skyview winked out leaving Stardust and Luna alone.
"Luna, what were you doing out here?" Stardust ask.
"I was bored and thought I'd watch the clouds but...it's
no fun doing it alone," Luna answered sadly.
Stardust walked to her, "Would you like to stay with me
in the resting room?"
"Yeah!" Luna answered excitedly.
"Don't interrupt though," Stardust told her.
They turned and headed into the castle. Luna rubbed her head
against his black coat.
"I'm sorry Luna, I didn't think you'd want to sit and listen
to us talk. I though you might get bored."
Luna smiled still rubbing on his coat, "I may be bored but
I won't be alone."
Stardust smiled at her, knowing she was right.