Morning had came and the birds were chirping among the tree
tops. Sunlight shined brightly through the holes on the ceiling
cave. Stardust slowly opened his blues eyes and yawed, he stood,
stretching his front legs then his back legs. Then he left the
shadows and walked into the sunlight, stretched again. The worm
sun light felt good on his coat.
He walked out of the cave and onto the beach, there were a few
ponies on the beach who had just arrived. Some of them looked
at Stardust and his hairy feet.
Stardust ignored the looks and left the beach, walking on the
sidewalk. When he got to town, he was amazed at how many ponies
there were and all of them were earth ponies. He began to doubt
he would ever find the Princess in town.
He walked pass the town quare, noticing a few more ponies looking
at him. He was used to it since the ponies in his home world
stared at him too. Stardust walked into the park and sat down
under a tree watching a few ponies walking by. He sat and thought
about how he was going to find the Princess. He knew she was
around somewhere but where? They were all earth ponies, how can
a winged unicorn hide in town among earth ponies? He knew he
couldn't go home till he found her or Star Cluster will be extremely
mad if he came home empty.
"Where can I possible look?" Stardust wondered out
Suddenly a few little ponies ran by, one was peach with pink
hair, the other was white with long purple hair.
"I can't believe I slept in," Lunarstar exclaimed.
"You too?" Patch asked.
"We're going to be late for school!" Lunarstar yelled.
They ran past him not even noticing Stardust sitting near by
watching. He couldn't help but notice the white pony with long
"She's certainly is a pretty pony," Stardust thought
After the two ponies had gone out of sight over the hill in the
distance, Stardust suddenly had a thought, "School? I wonder
if the Princess will be there?"
Stardust stood up and walked to school. When he got there, the
school had started so he decided to stay outside behind a tree
Stardust had waited all morning, he even watched them at lunch
time and recess. When school was finally over, all the little
ponies hurried outside. Stardust stood on his four feet and carefully
watched but non of them was the Princess, then he noticed a few
ponies heading out in the field. He was carious as to where they
were going and since he had nothing else to do, he decided to
follow them. He walked past the school yard and onto the field.
He noticed a group of ponies playing soccer ball on one side
of the field, he didn't think the Princess was the kind to play
a sporty game like that but he didn't want to take the chance
she may not be there. Stardust walked across the field and quietly
walked up to the side of the bleachers, watching the little ponies
kick the soccer ball.
"She's not here...but Skyview did mention a soccer ball."
Stardust left the soccer field and walked across to the other
field to the Track n field. As he walked closer he noticed the
little ponies were doing exercise on the track. He quietly hid
behind the bleachers and watched.
"Ok, line up!" the Coach called.
The little ponies stopped their exercise and lined up in the
"I want you to walk once around the track. This is not a
race so don't try to beat each other to the finish line."
The coach blew her whistle and the little ponies walked.
Stardust ducked when the ponies approached him.
Lunarstar was the fourth behind while Raspberry did he best walking
fast so she could cross the finish line first.
Once the ponies had cross the finish line, the coach gave them
a brake before blowing the whistle.
"Ok, line up. now I want you to race once around the track!"
the coach yelled.
The ponies lined up again and when the coach blew her whistle,
they ran. Raspberry was the first to take off. Lunarstar was
the third but it didn't take her long to catch up to Raspberry.
The other girls were close behind Lunarstar.
The coach was pleased with their progress. Raspberry wasn't about
to let Lunarstar pass her. Raspberry jump in front of Lunarstar
trying to keep her back. When Lunarstar tried to go around her,
Raspberry moved in front of her. Lunarstar was mad, she couldn't
believe Raspberry would try and win at a practice race. Lunarstar
wanted to use her Unicorn magic to do something about Raspberry
be she couldn't, if she did her horn and wings would show.
Raspberry was so proud, she was ahead of everyone even Lunarstar.
The coach stood and watched what was going on and she wasn't
happy at what Raspberry was doing.
Lunarstar decided to make a quick move, she jump around Raspberry
and ran as fast as she could. Raspberry saw her but then she
noticed a familiar face hiding next to the bleachers. She stared
at the Black pony, she was sure it was Skyview but something
about him looked different. Raspberry wasn't watching were she
was going and suddenly she tripped, knocking a few runners down
The other girls quickly got up and ran for the finish line. Raspberry
stood up and looked at the bleachers but the black pony was gone.
She continued running to the finish line. The coach walked over
to her, "Just what do you think you were doing?"
"This is a practice race, there's nothing for you to win.
Let me remind you, cheating on a race track is against the rules.
Do that again and you won't race in the games. Do you understand
me?" The coach asked angrily.
Raspberry sighed, "Yes, coach."
The coach looked at the girls, "Ok, Practice is over!"
The girls were happy it was over, they gathered their bags and
left. Raspberry, Lunarstar and her friends were the last to leave.
"What happened?" one of Raspberry's friends asked.
"I thought I saw someone, that's all," Raspberry threw
her bag over her neck and left.
Lunarstar wondered who Raspberry saw that would make her fall
on the track. Lunarstar shrugged it off and left the track.
It had been a tiring day for Lunarstar, she didn't feel like
seeing her friends at the Ice cream shop, all she wanted to do
is sit and relax. Lunarstar hurried home and dropped off her
school bag in her room, then hurried down to the kitchen.
Rosebud was about to take some glasses of water outside when
she heard Lunarstar.
"Hi honey. How was practice?"
"Can I got outsides tonight?"
"Please?" Lunarstar begged.
"It's ok with me but you should ask your father, Buster
Lunarstar followed her mother outside to the shed.
Buster and Charades came out from the shed and took a glass of
water. Booster was the last to come out.
"Can I go out?" Lunarstar asked the three of them.
"Tonight?" Booster asked.
"Yeah," Lunarstar answered.
"It's ok with us," Charades replied.
"I guess it's settled then but Lunarstar, you stay close
to them," Booster ordered.
"I know, I know," Lunarstar sighed.
"Lunarstar, we're just worried about you," Rosebud
commented as she nuzzled her.
"I know. Everyone one is. I'm lucky I can walk to school
by myself and why can't I stay out a little later with my friends?"
"You know the answer to that," Rosebud answered.
"Lunarstar, it'll look strange if you only come home on
a full moon. This way no one will ask or suspect you," Booster
"Besides, you have been known to forget about the time,"
"I know," Lunarstar sighed and left, heading into the
Later the night Lunarstar, Buster and Charades went to the
park. As soon as Lunarstar felt no one was around, her horn began
to glow and her wings appeared, then her hair changed to white.
"What a relief," Lunarstar commented.
"What is?" Buster asked.
"To be myself," Lunarstar replied.
Buster and Charades didn't reply, they just looked at each other.
"Want to play?" Lunarstar asked.
"Play what?" Buster asked.
"You two can, I'm going to keep watch," Charades sat
on the grass and looked around.
"I'm it!" Lunarstar called.
She ran and chased Buster around for a while til she was able
to touch him, then he turned and chased her. They were laughing
and were having fun.
Stardust was just walking through the park when he heard faint
laughter. He followed the voices to a dark area of the park.
He sat down behind a tree and peeking over a bush. He was surprised
to a winged unicorn, she was just like what his brother had described,
she was completely white with wings and Horn.
"A winged unicorn. Amazing...So she's the Princess,"
He looked at Charades who found it hard to keep watch with all
the distraction Buster and Lunarstar was doing.
"With those two so close to her, I won't even have a chance
to catch her. I think it's best if I waited till the right time.
She's bound to be alone sooner or later," Stardust thought.
Stardust sat and watched for a little bit more then he got up
Charades heard a noise and rushed to the spot where Stardust
was sitting. Charades looked down and noticed the grass was flattened
like someone was sitting on it.
Buster and Lunarstar noticed Charades standing at the bushes,
they stopped playing and hurried over to the bushes.
"What is it?" Buster asked breathlessly.
"Someone was here," Charades observed.
"Here?" Buster asked.
"Maybe it was Skyview?" Lunarstar suggested.
"I doubt it. He would have shown himself by now...No, someone
was sitting here watching us."
"Who?" Buster asked.
"I don't know."
They stood and looked around but saw no one, the park was empty,
not a single pony entered the park.
"Go and play, you two. I'll let you know if I see or hear
something," Charades proposed.
Buster and Lunarstar continued to play through most of the night
while Charades stood guard and wondered who could have been watching