Luna and Starfire walked downstairs to the first floor. They
went down the long hallway to the library and saw Skyview reading
a book. He was stretched out on the couch.
"What?" Skyview asked them as he continued to read
"It's dinner time," Starfire replied.
Luna walked up to Skyview with Starfire behind her.
"You've been reading that for a few days," Luna complained.
Skyview looked up from his book. "It's interesting. Why
don't you two go on to the dining room. I'll meet you there."
"Ok," Starfire replied. He turned and left with Luna
They walked down the long hallways and into the dinning room
where King Sea Mist, Queen Snowfall and Stardust waited. They
sat at a horseshoe shaped table. King Sea Mist and Queen Snowfall
sat in the middle while Stardust sat next to King Sea Mist talking.
Above them was a chandelier. The chairs had high backs, and the
table had a yellow table cloth with five candles sticks lit.
On the walls were painting and large banners.
Just then, Skyview appeared in the room with his book and sat
down next to Stardust. Starfire sat down next to Skyview while
Luna sat next to Queen Snowfall.
When they were all seated at the table, four servants came in
the room carrying trays. They served King Sea Mist and Queen
Snowfall first, the Luna and Stardust. Skyview and Starfire were
last to be served.
As they ate dinner, Skyview continued to read his book on
the table. Stardust and King Sea Mist found it rather distracting
to see Skyview's book on the table.
"Skyview, couldn't you read that later?" Stardust asked
but Skyview didn't seem to hear him or ignored him.
Stardust put his hoof on the book catching Skyview by surprise.
"Couldn't you read that later? Having a book on the table
is distracting," Stardust told him.
Skyview removed Stardust hoof and put the book on the other side
of him. "This book can be important to us. That's why I've
spent so much time reading it."
"Important to us?" Starfire asked.
"What do you mean?" Stardust asked.
"This book is pony history. It talks about Dream Castle,
Ponyland and Dream Valley. It talks about the ancient ponies
who first lived in Ponyland," Skyview explained.
"I know all that," Stardust replied.
"But do you know about the Mushroom valley?" Skyview
"Mushroom Valley?" everyone asked.
Skyview smiled. He figured they didn't know about it. "The
first ponies that lived in Ponyland had a friend they went to..."
"I know that...It was a human girl," Stardust replied.
"No...well yes, but there's another who's not quite human...I
think," Skyview continued.
"Human...girl?" Luna asked. "What's that?"
"They're like the elves but taller. The ancient ponies had
a human friend, but that was over a thousand years ago. No one
has seen a human since then," Stardust explained.
"She must be the one in the painting that I saw," Skyview
"What about Mushroom Valley?" Starfire asked.
"Oh," Skyview exclaimed remembering where he had left
off before he got side tracked. "There's a wizard or some
kind of creature of magic. The ancient ponies went to him in
their time of need when their human friend couldn't help them.
He knew a lot of things," Skyview paused. "I wonder
if he's still there?"
"After all this time?" Starfire asked, "I doubt
"I've read this book and he's there from the beginning.
It never said anything about his death. The ancient ponies just
stopped going to him shortly after the big brothers returned
from their around the world race," Skyview explained. "I
wondered if he could tell us something about Star Cluster's staff
and that voice we heard?"
"Humm...it's worth a try," Stardust replied. "That
voice...something about it bothers me."
"I wish I could have heard it," Starfire exclaimed.
"You wouldn't want to hear it. It...has a deep voice and...Stardust,
I think your right. There's something about the voice. It's starting
to bother me now that I think about it," Skyview replied.
Skyview and Stardust both had a bad feeling about the voice they
had heard but neither one knew what it was.
"Where did the voice come from?" King Sea Mist asked.
"I don't know," Stardust answered.
"I have no idea either. There is no one with him and yet,
you hear a voice," Skyview added.
Luna sat and listened, she had no idea what they were talking
about but the pony history sounded interesting.
"What's...this friend of the ancient ponies?" Luna
"Friend...you mean the wizard?" Skyview asked.
"Yes. Does he have a name?" Luna asked.
"Yes, I think..." Skyview flipped through the pages
to look for his name. When he found it, he laid the book flat
on the table. "His name is Moochick."
"Are we going to see him?" Luna asked.
"Yes and ask a few questions," Stardust replied.
Luna smiled greatly, "Can I come too?"
Stardust thought about it. He remembered the time he left Luna
at the castle and she had gotten in trouble. It may not hurt
to have Luna with him on the journey.
"Yes, you can come, but I don't want you leaving my side
for any reason," Stardust answered.
Luna was so happy that she quickly ate her dinner. "When
can we go?"
"As soon as I talk to King Sunrise about it."
Luna couldn't believe she was actually going to leave the castle
walls. The only time she left the walls was when she visited
her adopted parents.