Skyview noticed Buster and Charades still in line talking
to the girls, "Pearl Light...What's so great about her book?"
Skyview's horn glowed and then he disappeared.
Buster and Charades had finished talking to the girls and
left. As they walked, Charades kept looking back.
"What?" Buster asked after watching Charades glance
back several times.
"I just thought...," Charades shook his head, "It
can't be him. He wouldn't dream of coming into town."
Buster stopped and turned around but he didn't see Skyview, only
the long line of ponies, "I don't see him."
"I doubt it was him."
"It could have been. Remember Starfire at the Concert?"
Charades thought about what Buster said and remembered when they
first saw Starfire at the Concert, "But what would Skyview
"Maybe he was watching us?" Buster suggested.
"Or maybe he was watching Pear Light."
"What would he want with an author?"
"I don't know."
Buster and Charades walked a while in silence before Charades
said a word, "Lets take a walk tonight. I have a feeling
Skyview is up to something."
The long line of ponies was shrinking. Lunarstar could see
Pearl ahead. She couldn't believe she was going to meet Pearl.
When it was Lunarstar's turn, she took out her book and laid
it on the table. Bright Eyes walked out from behind a book case
with small cup of water.
"Thank you Bright Eyes," said Pearl as she took the
"Pearl, these are my friends I was telling you about."
Bright Eyes continued to introduce them to Pearl.
Pearl was a light pink pony with white hair and a streak of light
blue in her mane.
"It's so nice to meet all of you."
"It's a pleasure meeting you," Lunarstar replied.
"It's nice to meet you," added Starlight.
Pearl smiled, "When I'm done signing books, why don't we
all go to the Ice Cream shop?"
"Really?" Patch asked.
"I'm starting to get hungry."
Pearl finished signing Lunarstar's books and handed it back to
her. Lunarstar put the book in her bag, "I'm going home
and drop my book off, I can meet you guys at the Ice Cream Shop."
"Sure," Starlight replied.
"Sounds like a good idea to me," Melody put her book
in her bag, "I'll drop my book off at home too."
The girls agreed to meet Pearl at the Ice Cream shop and then,
they left for home.
Lunarstar ran through the park, heading towards her house
that sat a few blocks away. Lunarstar ran up the hill passing
Buster and Charades.
"Hi!" Lunarstar yelled as she ran by.
Lunarstar rushed inside the house, up the stairs. She left her
bag on her bed and hurried downstairs. She opened the front door
and was about to leave the house when Buster and Charades walked
up to the door.
"What's the hurry?" Charades asked.
"I'm going to spend the day with Pearl," Lunarstar
Lunarstar left the house, "Bye!"
She ran through the park and up to the Ice Cream shop, only to
find her friends walking to the shop with Pearl.
"Lunarstar!" cried Patch.
Lunarstar stopped to catch her breath.
"You ran all the way here?" Pearl asked.
"She loves to run," Bright Eyes replied.
"Oh," Pearl remarked, "now that we're all here
lets go inside."
Peal walked inside and sat down at a round table and ordered
an Ice Cream Sunday. The girls sat down next to Pearl and ordered
As they talked their Ice Cream arrived and soon, they all began
"I heard your writing a new book," said Starlight.
"Yes I am. It's going to be a series on 'Secret World of
Ponyland' I'm writing the second book which I hope to finish
before I leave."
"The Unicorn in the book sound a lot like the Ghost in Ponyland,"
"Bright Eyes was telling me about the ghost and I thought
it would make a nice story."
"I've seen her once, I think," said Patch.
"So have I."
"I told Pearl about the Ghost stories but..." Bright
Eyes continued, "She doesn't believe me."
"You don't" Bon Bon asked.
"No I don't. I find it hard to believe a Pony like that
would be hiding in Ponyland. Be sides Unicorns and Pegasus are
"That's what we thought until we saw the Ghost," Melody
Lunarstar was getting tired of Ponies constantly talking about
her, "Um...Pearl? Are you almost done with the book?"
"Almost. I'll probably spend a few days by myself and finish
"By yourself?" Clover asked.
"It helps me write a story if I don't have a lot of distractions
Time had gone by quickly before Lunarstar realize the sun was
setting, "I'm sorry but I have to go. My parents wants me
home before dark."
"Bye," the girls replied as Lunarstar left.
Later that night, Buster and Charades walked through town
"Are you sure he's up to something?" Buster asked in
a whispering voice.
"I don't know, It's just that...I can't think of any reason
why he was in town."
They had walked a little farther when suddenly, Buster stopped
at the corner.
"What?" Charades asked.
Charades peaked around the corner and saw Skyview in front of
the book store.
Skyview looked through the window looking for the book that
Raspberry had showed him early this morning. It didn't take him
long to find the book, It was in a Book Floor Display with a
picture of the Book Cover above it.
Skyview winked out in a mist of clouds and appeared in the store.
He took the book, winked out and appeared just outside the store.
Then he stood on his hind legs and quickly scanned the book as
he flipped the pages. Suddenly, he noticed Buster and Charades.
Buster and Charades quickly hid back around the corner.
"Do you think he saw us?" Buster asked.
"Lets not stand around to find out."
Just as they turned around, they saw Skyview standing in front
"I should have known it was you two," Skyview remarked.
"You just stole a book!" Buster exclaimed, "Just
what do you think you're going to do with it?"
"Just how stupid are you? I'm going to read it, of course,"
Skyview disappeared turning himself into a cloud and floated
Charades gave Buster a funny look.
"What? I've never heard of him stealing a book just to read
it." Buster explained.
"Well...lets hurry and follow him."
Buster and Charades ran after the cloud, they past the park and
went through the forest. They suddenly stopped at the edge of
the cliff. The cloud landed on the beach and formed a black pony.
Buster and Charades quietly hid behind the trees.
Skyview walked along the beach and into a cave, carrying the
book in his mouth.
Buster and Charades left the forest, and were back on the
"So that's where he's been hiding," said Charades.