It was early in the morning and Luna laid on the bed stretched
out above her blue covers with her hoof on the picture. Royal
Heart cracked the door opened and peeked in her room. She saw
that Luna was still sound asleep.
"She's asleep," Royal Heart whispered.
She walked in with Stardust behind her. Stardust wore his crown
and golden collar, Royal Heart wore her tiara and silver collar
with her hair up in curls. They walked around Luna's bed and
stood beside her. Royal Heart pick up the picture from under
"See? She's been sleeping with it for a few nights now,"
Royal Heart handed him the picture. Stardust took the picture
and looked at it. "It's her friends. I should have known
she would start to miss them."
"What are we going to do?" Royal Heart asked.
"I'll think of something. In the mean time, she is to have
fun, get her mind off the other world," Stardust replied
as he put the picture on her night stand.
Luna kept hearing whisperings next to her bed. She opened her
eyes and saw her parents smiling at her.
"Good morning, Luna," Stardust smiled at her.
"Time to get up," Royal Heart added.
Luna yawned and stretched, then she sat up in bed.
"Get ready and come down for breakfast," Stardust told
Luna got off the bed and watched her parents leave the room.
Luna walked over to her dresser and began brushing her long white
hair with her white brush. When she was done, she set the brush
on the dresser and left the room.
She walked through the halls hoping she had remembered where
the stairs were. A yellow pony wearing a bag on her shoulder
just came out of a room from cleaning and stopped Luna. "Princess
Luna, good morning. Are you lost?"
"Umm, yes I am. Where's the stairs?"
The servant pointed down the hall, "Down there to your right."
"Thank you," Luna replied and quickly left. When she
found the stairs she hurried down the steps and headed to the
Luna found the dining room and walked in. Her parents and
uncles were waiting for her.
"I see you finally found you way here," Stardust observed
smiling at her.
"I had to ask someone, but other than that I pretty much
got here on my own," Luna replied as she sat at the table.
A minute later five ponies brought in their plates and sat it
down in front of them.
As soon as the five ponies left, Luna began eating.
"Dad, can I explore the castle again?" Luna asked.
"No not today. I want you to play with Starfire and Skyview
"We could use a brake and play for a while," Skyview
Luna put on a fake smile even though she didn't feel like playing.
She would rather be alone and think about her friends.
She quickly eat her breakfast but her parents and uncles were
"Luna, why don't you go outside and wait at the door?"
Stardust suggested, "Skyview and Starfire will be there
"Ok," Luna stood up from the table and left the room,
"Hopefully I remember where the door is."
Once Luna was far from the dining room, Stardust began to explain,
"I know you two have things to do today so I had someone
else do it for you. Luna misses her friends and family, I want
you two to spend the day playing with her. What ever it takes,
get her mind off the other world."
"Ok," Skyview and Starfire replied.
"I was wondering why she looked so sad lately," Starfire
"She's been sleeping with a picture of her friends,"
Royal Heart explained.
"Poor Luna, she must be crying at night," Skyview guessed.
"That is something I should have known would happen,"
"What are you going to do?" Starfire asked.
Stardust became silent as he pondered on the matter. "Well,
she does have to finish school. That would probably be best if
"School?" Royal Heart asked.
"It's where little ponies gather in a place to learn instead
of doing it at home," Stardust explained.
"That doesn't sound like a bad idea to do here," Royal
"And she does have her adopted parents," Skyview added.
"I would love to meet her adopted parents and thank them
for what they've done," Royal Heart replied happily.
Stardust sat quietly thinking, it seemed like an hour had gone
by till Stardust said anything. "Skyview I have something
I need you to do first."
After they finished breakfast Starfire left the castle and
saw Luna sitting on the steps.
"Prince Starfire," the soldier at the door whispered.
"She's been sitting there crying."
"I thought she might. Thank you," Starfire whispered.
The two soldiers at the door nodded their heads and watched Starfire
walk down the steps.
"Luna," Starfire called to her.
Luna quickly wiped her tears from her face and tried to smile.
"What would you like to play?" Starfire asked as he
left the stairs and faced Luna.
"I don't know," Luna replied. She didn't want to play
but her father did. She looked up at him and noticed Skyview
wasn't there. "Where's Skyview?"
"He's got something to do, he'll be here later," Starfire
Luna stood up and looked at him curiously, "I thought he
wasn't going to do anything but play today."
"Well...Something came up," Starfire answered nervously.
"You'll find out later. Now, what do you want to play?"
"Ummm, watch clouds?" Luna asked.
Starfire smiled, "Sure."
He walked to the center of the yard in the clearing with Luna
trailing behind sadly, she still hadn't forgotten her friends
and her adopted parents. She wondered how her adopted parents
were doing? Had they forgotten her? Luna shook the thought.
"Of course they didn't forget me," Luna thought.
The soldiers on the walls and in the yard watched curiously and
wondered what they were going to do.
Starfire stopped, he folded his wings laying them flat against
his black coat. He folded his legs and rolled on his back. Luna
did the same, she folded her wings and laid down beside him.
They stared at the drifting clouds as the sun appeared and then
"That defiantly looks like a fish," Starfire pointed.
"It sure does," Luna agreed. She noticed another large
cloud behind it. Starfire thought it looked like trees but to
Luna it looked like her friends playing. She could feel her eyes
began to water and then tears trickled from her eyes down her
cheeks. Starfire noticed out of the corner of his eye that Luna
was crying but she was struggling to hold it back.
Half the morning went by as Starfire and Luna watched the
"Luna, what do you think that looks like?" Starfire
Luna looked and tears slowly fell from her eyes, the cloud looked
like her parents. No matter what Starfire tried she only saw
her friend and parents. Tears suddenly pour from her eyes. Luna
turned over facing Starfire as she covered her face with her
"I'm sorry," Luna sobbed.
Starfire rolled over still laying on the grass, "Cheer up,
"I can't," Luna replied still crying.
Starfire sat up from the grass and stroked her face with his
hoof. "Yes you can, Luna. Your friends would want you to
Luna peeked up at him over her hoof, her eyes were still watery
and her cheeks was still wet.
Starfire smiled. "Come on Luna, spend the day and have fun."
Luna wiped her tears away and tried to smile but she just couldn't.
"I missed that smile," said a familiar voice.
Luna looked next to her and saw Skyview standing there. He must
have winked next to her. She could still see the misty cloud
"Skyview, where did you go?" Luna asked.
Skyview smiled. "You'll find out soon enough. Now, where
did that smile go? I missed it." He put a hoof on her stomach
and began tickling her.
S-s-stop," Luna laughed. She rolled on her back and laughed
"There it is!" Skyview exclaimed happily.
"Glad you could finally make it," Starfire whispered.
"Sorry I couldn't get here sooner," Skyview whispered
back as he and Starfire continued to make Luna laugh.
"She was really crying just a minute ago," Starfire
"I noticed. Hopefully this will cheer her up," Skyview
Luna laughed loud while her horn glowed on and off like a light
"She's trying to wink out!" Skyview exclaimed.
They continued to tickle her but she managed to concentrate long
enough to wink out.
"Here we go again," Starfire smiled.
Luna sat on the grass trying to catch her breath when suddenly,
Skyview winked behind her and grabbed her, "Got you."
Then he and Starfire began to tickle her.
They spent the day chasing Luna around the yard and tickling
her till Starfire noticed the sun was about to set.
"We should be heading inside," Starfire commented.
"Yes, we should," Skyview agreed, "It'll be dinner
soon and I know how you don't want to miss it."
"The cooks are great at what they do," Starfire replied.
"That's pretty obvious, you.."
"Umm, I'm hungry," Luna interrupted.
Skyview and Starfire smiled at her, "So are we."
"Lets go eat," Skyview turned and walked to the castle
with Starfire and Luna behind him.
It was after dinner and night had fallen on the land. The
moon shined brightly through the clouds and the stars twinkled.
Luna laid in bed under her blue cover with the picture as she
cried. Tears continued streaming from her eyes.
"Will I ever see them again?" Luna silently sobbed.
Stardust and Royal Heart quietly walked in her room. They could
hear her crying as they walked closer to her bed.
They stopped beside her bed and saw that she had covered her
head with her blanket.
"Luna," Royal Heart whispered to her.
Luna continued to cry, she couldn't stop not matter how hard
she tried. She didn't want to see anyone or talk to anyone, she
just wanted to be alone. Stardust threw her covers off and saw
that she saw curled in a tight ball crying, her cheeks were soaked
and her eyes were filled with tears. Stardust picked her up in
his arms and nuzzled her.
Royal Heart took the picture and placed it on the night stand
then she stroked Luna's mane out of her face.
"Luna, you miss your friends, don't you?" Royal Heart
"Y-yes," Luna sobbed loudly. "I miss...my adopted
parents. I miss my friends...I miss..." Luna couldn't talk
anymore she just continued to cry harder.
Stardust sat on her bed and waiting until she had calmed down.
"Luna we have a surprise for you," Royal Heart said
Luna wiped the tears from her eyes and looked at her parents.
"We are going to let you go back to living with your adopted
parents but we want you to come and see us at the gate when it
opens. We also want you here at the castle every now and then
even if you have to bring your school work with you. Buster and
Charades are going to be your personal guards and will watch
you while your in the other world," Stardust explained.
"Really?" Luna asked as she began to smile. "I
can go back? See my friends and stay?"
"Yes but don't forget, you are Princess of Ponyland and
will need to learn things about running this Kingdom. When you're
in the other world you are to be known as Lunarstar and in this
world you are to be known at Luna. When your in the other world,
do not let ponies see you as a winged unicorn. It'll be like
it was before I met you," Stardust explained.
"When can I go back?" Luna asked.
"Tomorrow night," Royal Heart replied. "Skyview
had already taken Buster and Charades at Moonlight castle, that
is why he wasn't outside with you this morning. They'll be waiting
for you at the Gate. Skyview will take you there tomorrow."
Luna smiled happily and hugged her father.
"I realize you have another life in the other world that
you can't simply walk away from. Luna, once you finish school
you are to stay here but you can always visit the other world,"
Stardust told her.
"Don't worry though, that won't be for a long time. Just
enjoy the moment while your there," Royal Heart told her.
"Thank you so much," Luna muttered happily.
"Oh, I almost forgot!" Royal Heart exclaimed, "I'll
be right back." Royal Heart left the room. A little while
later she entered the room. In her mouth was a purple box with
yellow moons and a white bow in top.
Stardust set Luna on the bed and took the box from Royal Heart,
"We had this made for you, so you can remember us while
your in the other world."
Stardust handed her the box and watched as Luna quickly took
off the bow. She opened the box and looked inside. Stardust and
Royal Heart smiled as they saw her surprised look.
"Well?" Stardust asked.
Luna took out a gold chain. On the chain was a round, gold locket
with a silver moon.
"It's so pretty. Is it really mine?" Luna asked.
"Yes it is," Stardust replied.
"Open it," Royal Heart told her.
"Open it?" Luna asked as she examined it. "Oh,
it's a locket?" She opened the locket and saw two pictures,
one of Stardust as King and one of Royal Heart as Queen. Luna
smiled greatly as tears fell down her cheeks. "I'll never
take it off," She got off her bed and hugged her parents.
"I'll miss you Luna," Royal Heart whispered.
When they were done hugging, Stardust and Royal Heart tucked
Luna in bed.
"Good night Luna. Get some sleep this time," Stardust
said with a smile.
"Goodnight, Luna," Royal Heart muttered happily and
she followed Stardust out of the room as Luna closed her eyes
and fell asleep.