The Sky was dark, the half moon shined brightly in the clear
sky. The stars twinkled brightly. Luna grunted and then jumped
awake. She looked around and saw that she was in her large room
that her parents gave her. Her bed was large and the floor was
light purple with light purple see through curtains. Luna threw
her blue blanket off of her and got off the bed. She walked across
her room to the balcony to get some cool air. She leaned on the
white marble railing with her front hoofs and looked out in the
distance as the wind blew her hair wildly.
She thought about the dream she just had. It was the strangest
dream she ever had. She saw a white ball consumed in fire in
the darkness. It seemed calm at first, then suddenly a large
white hand with claws grabbed the ball and held it tightly in
it's fist. The flames disintegrated to smoke and then she woke
"Strange dream," Luna muttered.
She yawned and then left the balcony. She walked to her bed and
sat down. On her wooden and gold night stand sat a picture of
her and her friends on her birthday. Luna picked it up and held
it close as she stared at it. She thought about the times she
was with them and her adopted parents.
"I miss you guys," Luna whispered.
She laid down on her bed still staring at the picture.
It was morning and the birds chirped loudly. Royal Heart walked
in Luna's room. Her blue hair was tied up on her head with a
golden large tiara covered in diamonds and letting strands of
hair hanging down in curls. She walked to Luna's bed and was
about to wake her when she saw a picture under Luna's hoof. Royal
Heart moved Luna's hoof and picked up the picture. She smiled
at the picture noticing Luna covered in bows ad ribbons, then
she looked down at Luna, "My poor little girl." She
put the picture on the night stand. "She must miss her friends."
Royal Heart shook Luna. "Wake up, Luna."
Luna slowly opened her eyes and smiled at her mother. Then she
looked on her head and stared at her tiara. She had seen her
mother wear it before but it was still pretty to look at. Her
father's crown was also very pretty.
"You feeling better today?" Royal Heart asked.
"A lot better," Luna replied yawning.
Royal Heart smiled, "Well it's time you get up and see the
rest of the castle."
Luna yawned and rubbed her eyes, "What time is it?"
"It's 9 am."
"What? That's too early," Luna exclaimed.
Royal Heart laughed. "Yes it is but you are a princess and
there's a lot to do."
"Do? Like what?" Luna asked still laying in bed.
"There's breakfast in the morning and you have to meet a
few important ponies and then you have to learn how to rule this
Kingdom." Royal Heart walked to Luna's dresser and picked
up her white and gold brush. "Come on, Luna. Get out of
Luna threw her covers off and got out of bed. Royal Heart walked
up to Luna and began brushing her long white hair.
"You are so pretty," Royal Heart commented, "I
can't wait to dress you up like a princess."
"Dress me up?" Luna asked.
"Some day when you are of age, you'll receive a princess
crown. On that day you'll have your hair completely redone and
you'll also have a Princess party, the whole Kingdom will celebrate."
Luna turned around looking up at her mother, "When will
"Not for quite some time." Royal Heart put the brush
back on the dresser and walked to the door. "Come on Luna,
it's time for breakfast."
Luna followed her mother downstairs to the first floor and
turned left. When they came upon a white door, they opened it
and entered the room.
Stardust was wearing his golden crown with a golden collar around
his neck. Skyview and Starfire sat at the long wooden table with
Stardust at the end. Each of them wore golden collars except
for her mother who wore a silver collar.
"Good morning, Luna," Stardust commented.
"Morning," Luna replied tiredly.
Luna sat at the table next to her father with her mother on the
other side. When they were all seated, 5 servants walked in the
room and placed 5 oval shaped plates in front of them. Luna smiled
when she saw pancakes on her plate.
"I remembered how you like pancakes so I had some made for
you," Stardust remarked.
"Thanks Dad," Luna replied smiling.
As she ate, she thought about her adopted mother who always made
her pancakes in the mornings.
"So Luna, how are you feeling today?" Skyview asked.
"Fine," Luna replied.
"You're back to normal?" Starfire asked.
"Yes I'm feeling normal," Luna smiled.
"You slept a lot," Skyview said to her.
"How long has it been since the battle?" Luna asked.
"A week. You spent most of the week sleeping and staying
in your room," Stardust answered.
"Really?" Luna asked. "I guess I was really tired.
"Yes you were. Do you remember the dragon you changed into?"
Stardust asked her.
"What dragon?" Luna asked.
"A large white dragon," Starfire answered.
"No I don't remember," Luna replied.
"Well you changed to a white dragon and defeated Fallon,"
"Luna, I don't want you to ever change into that dragon
again," Stardust told her.
"Ok," Luna replied, she was still not sure how or when
she changed. "What happened to Star Cluster?"
"You imprisoned him in a crystal ball with Fallon,"
"Oh," Luna replied as she tried hard to remember. "Can
I explore the castle?"
"It would probably be a good idea for you to know the castle
first before meeting other ponies and teaching you how this kingdom
runs. Take Starfire with you, this castle is big. A lot bigger
than Moonlight Castle," Stardust replied.
"I forgot about showing you around the castle. I guess I'm
just anxious to start teaching you," Royal Heart smiled
"Skyview, what about you?" Luna asked.
"What about me?"
"Are you going to join us?" Luna asked.
"I'm afraid not, Luna. I have to help rebuild the town.
Fallon destroyed a large portion of the town and it needs to
be rebuilt as soon as possible."
"Oh," Luna replied, she was disappointed that Skyview
wasn't coming with her.
After breakfast, Skyview left the castle with a large group
of soldiers and wood carpenters. Stardust and Royal Heart went
to the throne room to talk to other ponies leaving Luna and Starfire
alone. Luna stood up from her chair, "Are you ready?"
Starfire stood up from his chair and smiled, "Yes I am.
Where would you like to go first?"
"Um...the library," Luna replied.
"Oh, that is one big library. You'll love it, Skyview sure
does. If you can't find him, go to the Library, you'll see him
on the couch or chair reading with a pile of books in front of
him." Starfire left the room and walked down several hallways
with Luna behind him. He stopped at a set of tall doors that
came to a point at the top. He opened the doors letting Luna
in. She walked in and stopped, the floor was light pink marble.
The walls were white with pink lining around the room. The spiral
staircases were white and gold, stretching to two tall floors.
The room was larger than the one at Moonlight castle. On one
side of the room were tall glass windows.
"Well?" Starfire asked noticing her surprised look.
"It's so big and pretty," Luna replied.
Starfire laughed, "I guess I'll be seeing you in here with
There was a long table by the windows with three couches in the
center of the room. A large mint green and pink rug laid on the
floor under the couches. In the center of the couches was a short
"Lets go, there's a lot to show you," Starfire told
her. Luna turned and followed Starfire out of the room.
He took her all over the first floor, then he showed her the
large kitchen where she met the cooks. Then he took her to several
"Those rooms were so pretty," Luna commented.
Starfire smiled, "That's just the first floor wait till
you see the other rooms."
He took her upstairs to the second floor and showed her more
rooms. They even stopped to see the paintings that hung in the
"Starfire, Where's Star Cluster?" Luna asked.
"In the crystal ball that you put him in."
"I know but where is he?" Luna asked.
"Oh, you want to see the crystal ball?" Starfire asked.
"Yeah!" Luna replied excitedly.
"Ok, it's on the third floor," Starfire replied.
When they walked down several halls and found the stairs. Luna
followed Starfire up the wide stairs to the third floor. Then
he took her down a long hall and turned right. In front of a
door stood two pony soldiers.
"Luna, don't touch the ball but you can look," Starfire
told her. He opened the door and led her in which had two more
pony soldiers. Luna walked up to the ball that sat on a small
pillow in a glass box.
"I can't touch the ball anyways," Luna told him noticing
the glass case.
"I wasn't taking any chances."
Luna got close to the glass box and stared at the crystal ball.
"He and Fallon are really inside but they're not moving,"
"They're frozen inside."
"Will they ever get out?" Luna asked.
"Stardust has no intentions of ever releasing Star Cluster
or Fallon," Starfire replied, standing behind her.
"Oh," Luna muttered.
"Lets go, it's almost time for dinner and I don't want to
miss it," Starfire told her.
Luna turned and followed Starfire out of the room.
"What about the rest of the castle?" Luna asked.
"I can show you tomorrow."
"Oh," Luna replied. She kept silent for a while. Ever
since breakfast she couldn't help but wonder about the collars
her parents and uncles wore.
"Why do you, Skyview and my parents wear those collars?"
Luna asked curiously.
Starfire stopped at the stairs and looked at Luna, "It shows
that you are royalty."
"But everyone knows your are royalty."
"It's family tradition to wear them," Starfire replied.
"Oh so I'll get one too?" Luna asked.
"Yes but yours will be silver with jewels on it like your
"Why?" Luna asked.
"The King, Queen and the heir to the throne wears jeweled
"How do they fit on?" Luna asked.
Starfire smiled at her, he stood up on his hind legs and used
his front hooves to reached under his mane. Then carefully pulled
the golden collar off.
"Oh, I thought it connected in back."
"No it doesn't. You just slip it on and let it hang on your
neck," Starfire explained.
Luna took the golden collar from Starfire and held it, then she
tried it on. The collar hung low almost falling off. Starfire
took the collar from her neck and placed it around his neck,
"It's a bit to big for you. The one you will get should
fit you till your older."
"When do I get one?" Luna asked.
"Soon, very soon," Starfire replied.
"Do I have to wear it all the time?" Luna asked.
Starfire laughed, "Your full of questions today, Luna. Yes
you have to wear it all the time but you'll get used to it. Soon
you'll feel funny without it."
Starfire and Luna continued downstairs as they talked.
It was after dinner and the sky had gotten dark. Luna spent
time with her parents talking and laughing, telling Royal Heart
everything that happened during those thirteen years. When it
got late her parents walked her to her room so she wouldn't get
lost getting there.
"Goodnight, Luna," Stardust commented. He lowered his
head and rubbed her cheek.
"Goodnight, Luna. I'll see you in the morning," Royal
Heart gave Luna a hug and then sent her to her room.
"Goodnight," Luna replied.
She went to her bed and sat down. She still couldn't believe
she was living in a castle that her parents owned. Everyone treated
her so nice, and for a while she had forgotten about the other
Luna picked up the picture on her night stand and stared at it.
"I wish you guys could see Dream Castle. It's so big and
pretty," Luna whispered.
She laid on the blankets as she continued to look at the picture.
"I wish mom and dad could see this place too." A tear
trickled down her cheek as she thought of her adopted parents
and the times she had fun with them. Luna turned on her stomach
and hugged the pillow, burying her face as she silently cried.
"I miss them so much," Luna muttered.