Banner waited till Lunarstar was comfortable on the couch
before starting with his story.
Three weeks after Lunarstar was born, the soldiers were patrolling
the castle walls when a mysterious green mist appeared one night,
it went through Ponyland and the lands around it. No one knew
what is was but as far as they could tell it had no effect on
them. As dawn came the mist disappeared.
The next night after the mist was gone, a large group of soldiers
were waiting just over the hill while a few soldiers quietly
walked up to the castle walls and threw a rope over the wall
with a hook attacked to it. They climbed the wall and walked
to the gate making sure their hooves didn't make a sound. The
three ponies took out their swords, holding them in their mouth
walked into the tower at the gate, killed the soldier. The other
pony went to the other side of the gate in the tower killed the
soldier while the third pony took out the guards at the gate.
Banner noticed three guards at the gate, two of them were laying
down, "I don't remember putting three soldiers there."
Just as Banner was about to walk towards them, he heard a sudden
loud noise. He turned towards the other wall and ran up the steps.
A large groups of soldiers ran towards the wall with spears and
"Get ready everyone!" Banner yelled.
Banner ran off the wall and into the castle. The floor was white
marble and the walls were light pink. Banner ran past the two
pillars in front of the door and up the stairs, down the long
hall to a set of double doors. He walked in hoping to find the
Queen but she wasn't there. Banner ran back down the hall, he
turned left, down another hallway and up the stairs to a white
door with gold designs.
Banner stood at the door and knocked. The Queen was a Pegasus
with a white coat and Blue hair. She opened the door and noticed
Banner was out of breath, she figured something was wrong, "What
"We're being attacked."
"I don't know your Highness but I think it'll be safer if
you and the Princess get ready to escape just in case."
The Queen left the door opened for Banner to come in. She walked
to the large white and pink cabinet, took a purple hooded cloak
and putting it on then she took a pink silk cloth from a drawer.
She walked to a pink baby Crib with pink and white laced skirts
around the sides, the Crib sat next to her bed. She carefully
picked up the baby Princess.
"I'll have to carry her in something," The Queen whispered
so the Princess wouldn't wake up.
Banner quickly looked around the room and saw a basket full of
flowers on a table next to the a set of tall windows. Banner
looked out the window, he could see the soldiers fighting the
Banner quickly took the flowers out of the basket and held the
basket up to the Queen, "Queen Royal Heart, I'm pretty sure
the Princess will fit in this basket."
The Queen laid the Princess in the basket with a blanket underneath
her and the pink silk cloth over her. Then she took the basket
in her mouth and followed Banner down the halls. As they headed
towards the front door of the castle, Buster and Charades ran
inside, shuting the door behind them.
"They past the wall and are heading to the castle,"
said Buster, trying to catch his breath.
"Go through the gate!" Banner suggested.
"Is it open?" The Queen asked.
"It's a full moon. The Gate should be open."
Banner ran down the hall under the stairs with the Queen, Buster
and Charades behind him. Once they reached a glass door, Banner
turned around, "Buster, Charades. I want you to stand guard."
Buster and Charades knotted their heads nad stood at the door.
Banner walked through the door, checking to see if it was clear,
"All is clear!"
In front of them was a stone archway with a carving of a shield,
a heart in the middle and a crown on the heart. a Stony pathway
led to the archway with flowers on the sides.
"The Gate is open," the Queen observed after noticing
the rippling water with a mirror image of the other world.
The Gate stood in the middle of the garden which was full of
all kinds of flowers and a maze.
Suddenly Buster and Charades went flying out the door, landing
on the stony path. Soldiers stormed in the garden.
"Hurry, Queen Royal Heart!" Banner cried.
The Queen knotted her head and ran through the gate.
Banner went to help Buster and Charades hold the enemy back with
their swords, just long enough for the Queen to get away but
more soldiers kept coming.
"I don't think we can hold them back for much longer!"
"Alright get as many soldiers as you can find and meet at
the big lake."
The three of them ran around to the side of the castle, through
the gate to find more soldiers.
Buster and Charades went separate directions while Banner was
still being chased by the enemy. Banner ran along the wall as
he glanced back, he noticed there were only two soldiers after
him. Banner stopped and took out his sword. As he fought them
he saw three Black ponies walk through the battle field towards
Banner had a bad feeling about those three ponies.
Buster and Charades had managed to send some of the Queen's
Soldiers out through the gate at the wall.
They looked around for Banner and spotted him fighting off two
enemy soldiers when suddenly one of the soldiers had cute Banner's
Charades ran towards the soldiers with Buster behind him and
threw the soldiers to the wall, knocking them out. Charades took
a flag that laid on the ground near by and wrapped it around
"That was too close. I could have lot my ear, entirely,"
"Lets go," Buster ordered.
The three of them were the last the leave the castle. They ran
through the forest and over the hill to a large lake. The Queen's
Soldiers stood and waited at the edge of the lake, some were
laying down other were sitting or standing.
"Banner!" cried one of the soldiers, "What happened
to your ear?"
"Almost lost it in a fight, " Banner looked around,
the group wasnt very large like he hoped there would be,
"Is this all?"
"Most of us was captured or killed," replied a soldier.
"What about the Queen and the Princess?" A Soldier
"She went through the gate with the Princess."
"The Gate? Charades asked.
"It's a doorway to another world."
"I never heard of it," Buster complained.
"It's a Royal family secret...at lest it was until tonight.
It's the stone archway you saw in the garden."
"Will the Queen and the Princess be back?" another
"I don't think she'll comeback until it's safe or until
we get the castle back but first thing first," Banner could
feel the blood dripping down the side of his cheek, "We
have to go somewhere safe and far from Ponyland."
"Where?" a soldier asked.
Buster looked up at the Mountains in the distance, "How
about Moony Mountain?"
Banner thought about it for a minute, "I think the Queen
had visited there a few times. Hopefully the King and Queen will
take us in." Banner walked through the crowd of Soldiers,
"Lets go and don't make a sound."
Buster and Charades slowly followed Banner with the Soldiers
behind them. They walked into the dark forest towards the Mountain
without looking back at the castle.