Lunarstar walked through the Gate with Buster and Charades
behind her. They walked through the ruins and onto the coblestone
"How did you guys know it was me?" Lunarstar asked.
"We noticed strange things seems to happen around you, so
we followed you around for a week," Charades answered.
"So you guys saw me change?" Lunarstar asked, surprisingly.
"No," replied Charades.
"Just little the things that you did which got me thinking
you were the Ghost," Buster answered.
"I still find it hard to beleive your the same earth pony
we bumped into when we first arrived in town," Charades
"Just think, the pony we were looking for was with us all
along," Buster pointed out.
Charades smiled at what Buster said.
"Lunarstar, who els knows about you?" Buster asked.
"Just my Parents," Lunarstar fell silent, "Don't
tell anyone I can change."
"Change?" Charades asked.
"You know, change my form?," Lunarstar looked up at
Charades, "It's a secret that I wish to keep."
"Ok, I won't tell anyone," Charades replied.
Lunarstar looked at Buster.
"I won't tell anyone," Buster replied.
As they walked out of the forest and into the open, Charades
looked down at Lunarstar, "I think if we walk you home.
We have to tell them about you."
"Ok," suddenly Lunarstar heard the birds chirping,
she stopped and looked up at the sky.
"What's wrong?" Buster asked.
Lunarstar noticed the sky was getting brighter and she could
see the sun starting to rise, "My parents are going to
be so mad."
"Why?" Charades asked.
"I'm suppose to be in bed hours ago. I've got to get home!"
"Wait a minute. Let us take you home and well explain everything
to them," Charades proposed.
Lunarstar wanted to get home as soon as possible but she knew
her parents would never beleive her story, "Let hurry then."
Lunarstar ran with Buster and Charades behind her. They ran across
the field and slowly down the hill and into the forest.
Once she was close to home, she changed forms, her wings and
horn dissapeared while her hair turned purple. Buster and Charades
were amazed as they watched her change.
Lunarstar stopped at the edge of the forest, her house was the
last house in the strret near the forest.
"It looks like my parents are up," Lunarstar looked
up at Buster and Charades, they were still amazed.
"What?" Lunarstar asked, noticing them staring at her.
Charades smiled, "Nothing."
Lunarstar looked around to be sure no one was outside, then she
troted towards the sidewalk and walked to her house. She opened
the door and saw her mother standing in the livingroom with her
father. Rosebud turned around and saw Lunarstar walk in. Rosebud
hurried over to Lunarstar and rubbed her face up to Lunarstar's
cheeks, "Where have you been?"
"I was out with Buster and Charades all night."
Her parents hadn't noticed Buster and Charades at the door until
Lunarstar said something.
"Do they know?" Booster asked.
Lunarstar lowered her head, "Yes."
"Oh, Lunarstar," Rosebud continued, "We've told
you to becareful."
Charades stepped in the doorway, "Please, don't blaim her.
It's not hur fault. We have been looking for her for a long time."
Rosebud and Booster didn't know what to say, they looked at each
Buster walked in, standing next to Charades, "She's your
adopted daughter, right?"
"Yes, she is," Booster answered.
"I think it's best if we all sit down," Charades suggested,
"We have alot to talk about."
Rosebud and Booster agreed.
Lunarstar and her parents sat on one couch while Buster and Charades
sat on the other couch.
As Charades told Lunarstar's parents what Banner had told her,
Lunarstar began to feel tired. She hadn't realized how tired
she was until she sat down. Lunarstar curled into a ball, resting
her head on the arm of the couch as she fell asleep.
Buster watched her as she fell asleep and changed forms again.
After an hour had went by, Charades finished telling his story.
Rosebud and Booster were surprised.
"So she's a princess of Ponyland?" Rosebud asked, still
trying to believe it.
"Yes," Buster replied.
Rosebud looked down at Lunarstar who was sleeping peacefully,
"But why didn't she tell us about the Black ponies?"
"She probably figured we wouldn't let her out at night if
she had told us about the Black Ponies," Booster guessed.
"What do we do? she'll want to go out but...we can't let
"We could go out with her at night?" Charades proposed.
"We need to think about it for a while," Booster replied.
Rosebud lightly put her hoof on Lunarstar, moving her hair out
from her face. After awhile Rosebud looked out the window and
saw a small group of familiar ponies, "I think we have visitors."
Booster looked out the window, "They're Lunarstar's friends."
Rosebud shook Lunarstar, "Wake up."
"mmm?" Lunarstar muttered.
"Wake up. Your friends are coming."
Lunarstar jumped up off the couch, "My friends?"
Just then she heard a knock at the door. Lunarstar changed forms
to an earth pony and answered the door while yawning.
"Lunarstar," Starlight began to say, "We're going
to the beach."
"Would you like to come?" Melody asked.
Lunarstar's friends were each carrying a bag except for Bon Bon
who was carrying a big picnic basket.
"The Beach?" Lunarstar yawned.
Rosebud and Booster came to the door.
"We haven't been to the beach in a long time," Rosebud
"I'm so tired, though," Lunarstar complained.
"The beach sounds like a good idea," Booster looked
at Buster and Charades behind him, "How about you two?"
"I never been to a beach before," Charades replied.
"Neither have I," Buster added.
"But..." Lunarstar started to say.
"The beach will keep you awake," Rosebud interrupted.
"Besides, if you sleep now you won't sleep tonight,"
"How about if we meet you girls at the beach?" Rosebud
"Sure," Bright Eyes answered, "See you at the
"Ok," Lunarstar yawned.
Later that day Lunarstar showed up at the beach with her parents.
Rosebud was carrying a big bag, Booster was carrying a large
umbrella while Buster and Charades carried two baskets.
"Mom, I still think you brought to much food."
"I don't think so. I packed enough for 12 ponies."
Rosebud set the blankets down and Booster set the large Umbrella
in the middle. Buster and Charades set the Baskets next to the
Lunarstar looked around, her friends were playing on the beach.
Clover, Patch and Bright Eyes were trying to make a sand castle
while the other girls play in the water.
There were lots of other ponies around playing as well. Some
laid on their beach towels other were playing ball or swimming.
Lunarstar was too tired to say hello to her friends, she sat
down behind her parents on a blanket. As she sat and watch the
other ponies, Lunarstar felt even more tired, she lowered her
head while her eyes started to shut.
Suddenly someone threw cold water on her, Lunarstar gasped and
jumped onto her feet feeling wide awake. She was soaking wet,
her coat was dripping and her long hair was wet.
Lunarstar looked around to see who did such a rude thing. In
front of her stood Buster, laughing with an empty bucket.
"What was that for?" Lunarstar exclaimed.
"You were falling asleep," Booster replied.
"I was?" Lunarstar asked surprisingly, She looked around
wondering if anyone noticed her changing.
"Don't worry, no one saw you," Charades assured her.
"You weren't asleep yet," Buster added.
"But still, that was close," Rosebud added.
"Lunarstar, why don't you just go and play with you friends,"
"Go swim, it'll keep you awake," Rosebud suggested.
"And what ever you do, don't fall asleep," Booster
Lunarstar lowered her head and left her parents. As she walked
away, she heard them all laughing.
"I don't think it's funny," Lunarstar muttered.
Lunarstar walked up to her 3 friends making a sand castle.
"Hi, Lunarstar. We saw your parents but didn't see you,"
said Bright Eyes.
"Were you just swimming?" Patch asked, noticing her
coat dripping water.
"I was sleeping," Lunarstar turned and looked at her
parents, "when they threw a bucket of water on me."
"Oh, that's right. your not suppose to sleep," Patch
"You can help us make a sand castle," Clover suggested.
"I don't think that would be a good idea," Bright Eyes
continued, "sitting around could make her sleepy."
"You could go swim," Patch suggested.
Lunarstar looked out in the ocean and saw her friends waving.
"I'm ready to get swimming," Patch looked at the other
two, "How about you?"
"Sure," replied Bright Eyes.
"What about the sand castle?" Clover asked.
"We haven't made much progress," Bright Eyes replied.
Clover looked at the lump that was suppose to be a castle and
knew Bright Eyes was right.
Clover stood up and joined her friends as they ran to the water.
Lunarstar stopped just beyond the water's reach.
"What's the mater?" Patch asked swimming in the water.
Lunarstar wasn't sure if she really wanted to go in. Would the
water reveal her horn and wings? She had never swam with other
"Can't you swim?" Starlight asked, walking out of the
Charades walked up behind her, wondering what's wrong with her,
"Go on in."
Lunarstar looked behind her, Charades stood with his legs covered
"Do you know how to swim?" Charades asked.
"Sure I do...It's just that..." Lunarstar looked out
at her friends, they were waving at her, "The water is cold."
Charades and Starlight laughed.
"Is that all?" Charades asked with a smile.
"Run into the water, it may feel cold at first but you'll
get used to it," Starlight suggested.
Lunarstar stood and watch Starlight run into the ocean and jump
in making a splash. Lunarstar smiled, she ran into the ocean
and took a big leap into the water. She landed in the water causing
a big splash and getting her friends faces wet.
"I guess it isn't to bad," Lunarstar looked at her
friends, they looked serious at first and then they started laughing.
As Charades stood and watched Lunarstar, a bright pink pony
with yellow hair walked up to him, "Um...we were wondering
if you'd like to play volleyball with us?"
Charades looked at the net behind the pony. He could see the
ponies were all standing and looking at him. Charades looked
at Buster who wasn't doing anything but laying on a towel.
"Do you mind if my Cousin joins too?"
"More ponies the better."
"Buster!" Charades yelled.
Buster sat up and looked at Charades.
"Come here!" Charades yelled.
"Oh, great," Buster groaned.
Buster stood up and walked to Charades, "What?"
"Do you want to play Volleyball?"
"Volleyball?," Buster yawned.
"Come on. Let play," Charades proposed.
"All I want is to relax today."
"You can't lay down all day. Lets go play." Charades
eventually got Buster to play and the two of them joined the
group at the net.
"It looks like we're alone," Booster commented.
"That's fine with me," Rosebud replied with a smile.
Lunarstar and her friends continued to play when Bon Bon decided
she had enough of swimming.
"Where are you going?" Lunarstar asked.
"All this swimming is making me hungry."
"You can't go back in the water for about an hour after
you eat," said Bright Eyes.
Bon Bon walked out of the water and stopped when she saw something
shinny in the water. Bon Bon picked it up and washed the sand
"What did you find?" Patch asked, walking out of the
Lunarstar was carious to know and followed Patch.
"It's a seashell," Bon Bon answered.
"It's pretty," Patch commented.
"Maybe we can find more seashells and make something for
the Tea Club," Lunarstar suggested.
"That's a great idea," Bon Bon agreed.
"Yeah," Patch agreed.
"What is?" Starlight asked, walking out of the water.
"We're going to make something out of seashell for the club,"
"Oh, maybe I can make something for my mom," Starlight
It wasn't long till the rest of the girls heard the great idea
and decided to make something for their parents too.
Patch and Lunarstar walked along the beach looking for seashells
while Bon Bon held the yellow bucket. They had walked far from
Lunarstar's parents when Bon Bon noticed there were less ponies
the farther they walked.
"I think we should go back," Bon Bon suggested.
Suddenly, Patch stopped. Ahead was a large cave.
"Look a Cave!" Patch cried excitedly.
"No, we could get lost in there," Bon Bon complained.
"Come on you two, it'll be fun to explore," Patch proposed.
Lunarstar and Bon Bon didn't want to go but someone had to watch
out for Patch, so they decided to follow her. They walked closer
to the cave and soon realize they were walking on solid rock.
"Patch," they whispered as they entered the cave.
The cave was tall and dark but light enough to see where they
"Patch?" Bon Bon whispered, leaving the yellow bucket
at the cave entrance.
"Right here," Patch answered from behind a large rock.
Bon Bon and Lunarstar jumped.
"Don't do that," whispered Bon Bon.
"Why are you whispering?" Patch asked.
"It's spooky in here."
"It's just a cave." Patch continued walking with Lunarstar
and Bon Bon behind her. They walked in a straight path until
they realize it was getting warmer.
"I don't think caves are suppose to be this warm,"
Ahead, Lunarstar could see light coming down from holes at the
top of the cave.
"I wonder where were we are?" Patch asked looking at
the sky through the holes.
"Who knows," replied Bon Bon.
When they finally walked into the light, they saw what was causing
the warm air.
"A spring!" cried Patch.
"In here?" Bon Bon asked, looking around.
The girls stood at the edge of the warm spring water and watched
it. The water sparkled and mist rose from the water.
"It's feels warm," Lunarstar commented as she dipped
her hoof in the water.
"We should get back, the others will wonder what happened
to us," Bon Bon suggested.
Patch eventually agreed with Bon Bon and followed her. But as
soon as Bon Bon took a step forward, she heard the ground crack
and started to fall. Patch grabbed Bon Bon's tail with her mouth
and tried to pull her up but couldn't, she too was being pulled
over the cliff. Lunarstar grabbed Patch's tail and tried to pull
her but couldn't.
"Bon Bon, what did you eat today?" Patch mumbled.
"Just a piece of cake and pie and waffles," Bon Bon
Lunarstar tried to pull again but she too was slipping, then
suddenly Lunarstar felt someone grab her tail and pull. Slowly
they backed away from the cliff, then the stranger let go of
Lunarstar's tail and hid in the shadows.
"That was too close," Bon Bon looked at Patch, "Thanks"
"It wasn't me," Patch looked at Lunarstar and figured
she had saved them.
"It wasn't me either," Lunarstar looked in the shadows
and saw a dark shadowy figured standing in front of her.
"Who are you?" Patch asked.
"Leave, this cave it's not safe for little ponies,"
said the voice.
"Just who are you and why are you in this cave?" Patch
"That is non of you business. Now, get out!" the voice
Bon Bon wasted no time and ran into the darkness, Patch looked
at the figure and then left. Lunarstar stood and stared.
"What are you staring at? I said, Leave!" the Voice
Lunarstar ran into the darkness and out of the cave trying to
catch-up with Patch and Bon Bon.
"Who was that?" Bon Bon asked after slowing down and
resting on the sandy beach.
"I don't know," Patch replied.
Lunarstar looked back at the cave, something about the voice
sounded familiar, the shadowy figure looked familiar too.
Meanwhile The shadowy figure walked out of the shadows and
looked towards the cave entrance. The pony was Black with Black
and Blue hair, he had hairy feet and a horn on his head.
"I thought Starfire said, no one come in this cave."
The Black Unicorn walked back into the shadows and laid down
next to a wall and a rock.
"Now, maybe I can get some sleep," The black Unicorn