It was early in the morning when Luna heard a voice while
she slept. At first Luna thought she was dreaming, but the voice
kept nagging her to wake up. Luna slowly opened her eyes and
saw a pony with a candle standing next to her bed.
"Princess Luna, your father wants you to have breakfast
with Queen Snowfall."
Luna sat up in bed. "Why? Where is he?"
"He left with Skyview and Starfire."
"Where?" Luna asked.
"I don't know. I'm sorry Princess." The pony sat the
candle on the night stand and left the room. Luna yawned and
stretched. She threw the covers off her bed and climbed off.
She brushed her hair and set the brush back on the dresser, then
she blew the candle out and left the room.
She walked downstairs to the first floor and headed down the
long hallway towards the throne room. The soldiers didn't stop
her this time. They stood aside and let her in.
"Queen Snowfall is waiting for you in her private quarters,"
one of the soldiers said to her.
Luna walked in and hurried across the room to the door in the
corner. She walked in and saw Queen Snowfall on the couch waiting
with two trays.
"Good morning, Princess Luna."
"Good morning. Where's dad?"
"He left with his brothers. They want to have breakfast
with King Sunrise," Queen Snowfall answered.
"Oh," Luna sighed. She had enjoyed her morning breakfast
with her father but today he was off else where. She wondered
if her royal life would always be like this...alone by herself.
"It's been awhile since we had breakfast together,"
Queen Snowfall commented.
Luna forced a fake smile. "It sure has." She sat down
next to Queen Snowfall and began eating her breakfast.
When Luna was done she left and wondered around the halls
wondering what she could do. She walked outside in the front
yard. She noticed there were more soldiers than there used to
be. Luna winked to the wall at the far end of the castle. A few
soldiers jumped when she suddenly appeared. Luna saw how surprised
they looked. "I'm sorry." She turned and walked along
the wall until she came to an empty block that didn't have a
soldier there. She sat between the blocks and stared into the
distance. The soldiers she had surprised noticed how sad she
They walked past Luna to find Charades who was talking to a group
"Charades," one of the soldiers called. "We noticed
the Princess is...a bit sad. We were wondering if you knew why?"
"Sad?" Charades asked him. "Where is she?"
The soldiers pointed to the far side of the wall.
"I'll go and see what's bothering her," Charades replied.
"I'll go with you," Buster added.
They left the group and walked up to Luna.
"Is something wrong?" Charades asked.
Luna turned her head, "No, not really."
"Luna, It's us. You can tell us what's bothering you,"
Buster said worriedly.
Luna sighed sadly, "I'm bored. Dad left and so did Skyview
and Starfire. I have no one to play with."
"You have us," Charades proposed.
"You're soldiers though," Luna stood up. "I didn't
even have breakfast with Dad. I hardly see him. I'm left here
alone to play by myself. I can't even leave these walls,"
Luna paused she lowered her head sadly.
"You did get to stay with your father when he was talking
in the resting room," Buster pointed out.
Luna smiled weakly. "Yes I did but...I fell a sleep. I can't
talk when he's in a meeting. There's not much I can do but listen."
Her smile soon faded away. "It's the only time I'm with
him but he won't let me go with him to King Sunrise's camp."
"You already know why," Charades told her.
"I can change and no one would know I left," Luna whispered
"Someone would notice," Buster told her.
"No one would notice. I'm left alone..." she paused
suddenly. "Im sorry...I guess I miss being with Dad. I think
I'll go inside and find something to do." Before they could
reply, Luna winked out.
"Charades, I think one of us should tell Stardust the minute
he gets back," Buster proposed.
"I'll tell him when he returns," Charades paused for
a minute. "She sure doesn't like to be cooped up."
"I''ve noticed that," Buster replied.
Luna winked inside the castle at the door. She walked around
the hall and eventually found herself at the back door.
"I guess I could watch the clouds for a while," Luna
She walked through the door and into the back yard. Luna suddenly
stopped and gasped at the number of soldiers on the wall. There
were as much soldiers in the back as there were in the front.
She noticed the soldier's leg bands were different and wondered
if they were King Sunrise's soldiers.
The soldiers slowly began to notice Luna standing at the door.
They turned and looked at her. Quite a few had not seen Luna
before and were amazed when they did see her.
Luna hurried inside to hide from all the prying eyes. Once she
was inside she took a deep breath. "I don't think I'll go
out back for a while."
She continued through the halls and found herself at the library.
"I guess I could read for a while or find something to do."
It was later in the afternoon when Skyview and Starfire decided
they wanted to get back to Moonlight castle. The black ponies
and King Sunrise sat on the ground and talked inside a tent.
"Stardust, we should be going back to the castle,"
"Alright, you two can go. I'll meet you there later."
Skyview and Starfire stood up smiling. They couldn't wait to
"Skyvi-" but before Starfire could finish Skyview winked
out. "He could at least take me with him."
Just then Skyview winked back. "Sorry Starfire. I guess
you want a ride back."
Starfire glared at him, "You did that on purpose."
"Me?" Skyview smiled knowing he had winked out on purpose.
His horn began to glow, he lowered his head and touched Starfire.
Skyview and Starfire winked inside Moonlight Castle at the
"Lets go look for her," Skyview proposed.
They went to Luna's room thinking she would be there reading
but she wasn't. They went to Stardust room and she wasn't there
either. They searched there own rooms and even Luna's old room
but she wasn't there. They search the second floor, the resting
room and bathroom but she wasn't there.
"I don't thinks she's on this floor," Starfire guessed.
"Lets search the first floor then?" Skyview suggested.
They walked downstairs and searched the halls, but there was
no sign of Luna. They searched the kitchen, the ballroom and
the throne room but still no Luna. They went to the library thinking
she has to be there but when the looked in, they saw no one.
Starfire walked in and stood, looking on the next floor, when
he didn't see her, he turned and left the room.
"I thought for sure she was in the library," Skyview
"Lets search again," Starfire suggested.
"Ok, lets split up, I'll take the second floor and the front
yard. You take the first floor and the backyard."
Starfire turned and began searching the first floor again while
Skyview searched the second floor. When Starfire couldn't find
her, he went to the back yard and looked but still there was
no sign of Luna. He flew to the wall and asked a few soldiers
"Sure, we saw her. She ran back inside. I guess with all
of use staring at her scared her," one of the soldiers answered.
Starfire flew from the wall to the door and hurried inside, "She's
still inside the castle..but where?"
Skyview searched all over the second floor and even the third
floor but still no Luna. Skyview winked to the wall in the front
and found Charades watching the forest.
"Charades, have you seen Luna?" Skyview asked.
"Yes, I have. She was here staring in the distances a few
hours ago. She...was sad," Charades replied.
"Sad?" Skyview asked, "Is she alright?"
"She's bored, lonely and misses Stardust. She said something
about...hardly ever seeing him now...or something like that.
She was rather upset about being cooped behind these walls"
Skyview thought about what he had said and knew Charades was
right. He, Starfire and Stardust rarely got a chance to spend
time with Luna.
"Where is she now?" Skyview asked.
"I not sure. She said something about going to read for
Skyview winked back inside and meet Starfire at the stairs.
"I can't find her!" Starfire exclaimed. "The soldiers
in the back said she went inside.'
"I can't find her either. Charades told me she went to read."
"She's not in her room or in the library," Starfire
"Let's look to be sure." Skyview went to the library
and stood with in the door looking around.
"She's not here," Starfire told him.
You keep searching the castle. I'll tell Stardust," Skyview
Starfire took a deep breath and left the Library.
Skyview winked back to the tent surprising Stardust and King
"Stardust, we can't find Luna!" Skyview exclaimed worriedly.
"She should be at the castle. I haven't sensed her leaving
the mountain," Stardust told him.
"We searched everywhere. I'm telling you she's not there."
"I'm telling you she's still there!" Stardust exclaimed.
"Skyview, take me back. I can easily find her."
Skyview put his glowing horn on Stardust and winked him back
to the castle. Starfire had just left the library and saw Skyview
"I can't find her," Starfire remarked.
"She's here," Stardust told them.
He walked down the hall following his senses with his brothers
behind him. Stardust walked into the library and looked around.
"We were in here a few times and didn't see her," Skyview
Stardust continued walking towards the couch and stopped behind
"I bet you two never looked any farther than the door,"
Stardust glared at them.
Skyview and Starfire looked behind the couch and saw Luna curled
in a ball resting her head on a book.
"I...we...never thought she would be asleep here,"
Starfire whispered making sure his voice didn't wake her up.
"Charades told me she was bored, lonely and misses you.
Luna said something about...hardly ever seeing you now and doesn't
like to be cooped behind these walls," Skyview whispered
Stardust looked down at Luna realizing Charades was right.
"I guess I haven't been spending much time with her recently,"
Stardust muttered. He picked Luna up in his arms and gave her
a slight cheek rub. Luna was still asleep, she didn't hear them
nor did she feel herself being lifted.
"I guess she is really tired," Starfire noticed her
"She sleeps like you, Starfire," Stardust paused and
looked down at Luna. "She also gets bored like you."
"Really?" Starfire asked.
Stardust smiled. "Yes. Royal Heart doesn't like to be cooped
up either and often spent her nights flying." Stardust paused,
"Don't tell anyone this but when she leaves to fly at night.
I always sent Starfire to follow her. Royal Heart never knew
it and I don't want her to ever know."
"I...did?" Starfire asked.
"Oh, I just can't wait till you two get your memories back,"
Luna moved a bit, curling her front feet under her and snuggling
up to his black coat.
"I wonder what she was reading that put her to sleep?"
Skyview picked up the book and read the cover, "Historic
"A history book?" Starfire exclaimed?"
Skyview smiled, "Yes, it is." He opened the book and
read a few pages.
"You can read that later," Stardust told him.
"Oh, I most certainly will. It's a history of Ponyland and
the first ponies. It has-"
"Read it later," Starfire interrupted him.
"Fine!" Skyview exclaimed.
Luna heard their yelling and woke up. She smiled when she saw
her uncles but smiled greatly when she saw who was holding her.
"Dad!" Luna exclaimed.
Stardust smiled. "I'm sorry Luna. I should have known you
would be bored. I guess it wouldn't hurt to take you with me
to camp next time."
Luna smiled. She was so happy that tears began to fall from her
eyes. She nuzzled his fur and smiled.