The sky was dark, the full moon shined brightly through the
clouds blowing by.
Buster and Charades ran across the meadow and into the dark forest,
the glow from their coats lit up the area so it wasn't to hard
to see. They ran across streems, passing trees and bushes as
they called for Lunarstar but there was no answer.
"We're not going to find her," said Buster worriedly.
"Don't say that, we must find her," Charades replied.
They continued to look, splitting up in different dirrections
but neither one went out of each other's sight, they didn't know
the forest and didn't want to get themselves lost. Buster looked
over the land from a large rock on a hill, calling her name but
all he heard was crickets and owls. Charades looked around trees,
in bushes and behind rocks calling for Lunarstar but there was
no answer. Charades noticed how light it was getting, he turned
and ran to Buster, "It's starting to get lighter, we should
get Rosebud and Booster to help search."
"What if she went through the Gate?"
"I doubt it, we were near the gate and didn't see Stardust.
The other Gate is to far to travel in one night...No, he and
Lunarstar are still around," Charades anwered, "Now,
get get back to the house."
They left the forest and ran back to Lunarstar's house as quickly
Once they reached the house, Charades was first to enter and
then Buster. Rosebud and Booster were in the living room waiting
"Where's Lunarstar?" Rosebud asked, noticing her daughter
wasn't with them.
"We don't know," Buster answered.
"What do you mean?" Booster asked.
"Stardust showed up, we did our best to stop him but he
got away from us and chased Lunarstar into the forest. We searched
the forest but can't find her," Charades answered.
Booster and Rosebud looked very worried.
"We'll help you look," Booster turned towards Rosebud,
"You can search the town."
They agreed and left the house, Rosebud walked in the opposite
dirrection towards town. Booster followed Buster and Charades
into the forest.
The sky was getting lighter which made it easier for the boys
to search the forest. Buster and Charades coats were giving off
less light. They walked up the hill along the trail calling for
Lunarstar. Booster scanned the forest hoping to see Lunarstar
or anything that might move. He was very worried and wondered
were she was, if she was alright or what she was thinking now?
Questions kept racing through his mind and he bagan to remember
the times he had fun with her, making her laugh, smile and playing
They reach the top of the hill and stopped. They scanned the
meadow and high grass but there was no sign of her, they called
for her again but there was no answer.
Rosebud Searched the park which she knew was one of Lunarstar's
favorite place. She searched around the lake and in playgrounds,
behind bushes but there was no sign of Lunarstar. Rosebud left
the part and looked in the windows of the Ice cream shop. There
was no one inside, it took her a few minutes to realize why,
on the door said "Closed"
It was too early for the stores to open. Rosebud went to the
school but there was no sign of Lunarstar. She walked to the
Stadium, it was closed and she hoped Lunarstar wasn't inside.
The longer she looked, the more worried she got. The sun was
starting to rise and the birds began to chirp. Rosebud decided
to go home, hoping the boys had found her.
"Were did you last see her?" Booster asked.
"At the far side of the meadow, she ran into the dark forest,"
"We already searched it though," added Charades.
"Lets search it again," Booster hurried over the to
forest with the two ponies behind him.
The grass was high, reaching up to their knees. Every now and
then a Rabbit or small animal would run through the grass catching
the boys off guard.
"Could he have taken her though the Gate?" Booster
"No, we were at the Gate when she ran off. The other Gate
is to far to reach it over night," Charades answered, "I
beleive she's still in the forest somewhere."
"She should have winked home," said Booster.
"I think she was too scared to think about it," Buster
The sun had risen, the wind blew slightly across the grass which
the ponies shadows danced around.
The three of them walked in the forest calling for Lunarstar,
they looked around trees and rocks but all they saw were animals.
They continued walking up a hill and to a flat land. Buster stopped
and looked at the ground, Charades turned around wondering what
he was looking at, "What is it?"
"A hoof print."
Booster and Charades looked, in the dirt was a small hoof print.
"Could be Lunarstar's," Booster guessed, hoping it
"If so, then we're going the right way," Charades replied.
They continued walking in the dirrection of the hoof print, they
all hoped she ran straight and didn't change dirrections.
Deep in the hole far from the three ponies, Lunarstar began
moving her front leg. Stardust was half a sleep when he heard
her move. Lunarstar felt the cold ground and wondered what she
was laying on. She slowly opened her eyes and stared at the dirt
wall for several minutes. Then with her front hooves she held
her head, the pain in her head hurt.
Lunarstar layed her head down til the throbing had subsided.
She looked around and gasped when she saw Stardust staring at
her. She kicked with her legs and scooted herself back a bit.
Her heart began to race, she couldn't beleive he leyed on the
ground so close to her, staring. She wanted to wink out but she
couldn't, she counldn't consintrate with a headache.
"Can you wink us out?" Stardust asked.
"I...I can't...I have a headache," Lunarstar slowly
"Great," Stardust sighed, "Can you fly?"
"The walls are to narrow," Lunarstar answered as she
Stardust got on his feet and walked to the borded up cave, "I
guess we don't have a choice but to go through this cave."
Lunarstar stared at Stardust surprisingly, "We?"
"Yes, now lets go," Stardust ordered.
"But it's dark in there," Lunarstar complained.
"You are a unicorn, you can light your horn."
"Think about light."
Lunarstar sat up and thought about light but her horn didn't
light up, "it doesn't work. My head hurts."
"Try again!" Stardust ordered.
Lunarstar thought hard but it still didn't work. She tried and
tried but each time, her horn did nothing.
"Think about lighting your horn," Stardust suggested.
Lunarstar closed her eyes and thought about light, she imagined
her horn glowing but she quickly lost her thought.
"You almost had it," Stardust exclaimed.
"I did?" Lunarstar asked opening her eyes.
"Try again and this time, keep your horn lit."
Lunarstar tried again and this time her horn began to glow but
each time she felt her head hurt, the glow dimmed and brighten
Stardust looked at her suspisously.
"I can't help it, my head hurts!" Lunarstar exclaimed
as she stood.
"Well, it'll have to do," Stardust turned towards the
boards and began ripping them off one by one, like they were
a peice of paper, "Lets go and keep that horn lit."
Lunarstar froze she didn't want to do in a cave, especially with
him. Stardust walked around her and pushed her in the cave with
his front hoof.
"This is going to be an interesting day," Stardust
walked in the cave after Lunarstar.