It was in the afternoon when Lunarstar in her earth form left
the house. She hurried to the ice cream shop to find her friends
but all she saw was Starlight working behind the counter. She
figured Starlight was to busy to play so she left and checked
out the club house but no one was there. Lunarstar wanted to
do something but she didn't feel like going home just yet. She
left the Club house and walked around town, looking in the store
"Hi, Lunarstar!" said a familiar voice.
Lunarstar looked at the reflection in the window and immediately
recognized Bright Eyes. Lunarstar turned around and smiled, "Bright
Eyes!...but where are the others?"
"Busy I guess. I know Patch is having soccer practice and
Sweetheart has to babysit. Melody is having band practice,"
Bright Eyes answered.
"Oh," Lunarstar sighed sadly.
"Well, um...want to go with me?" Bright Eyes asked.
"I'm heading to see my dad, he works at the newspaper. Maybe
he'll let us look around."
"Sure, lets go," Lunarstar answered.
Bright Eyes took Lunarstar through town near the docks. Lunarstar
can see the warehouses in the distance and the large boats.
"Have you ever seen the docks?" Bright Eyes asked.
"I'll have to take you there once we leave here," Bright
Eyes took Lunarstar in a big two story yellow building. On top
was a large sign saying 'Newspaper press'
They walked in and went up stairs through the large room full
of desks and ponies walking around. Lunarstar did her best not
to bump into any of the ponies.
Bright Eyes took her up a set of stairs to a large office with
large windows. She walked in through The doors and was immediately
greeted by a tan pony with orange and green hair, "Bright
The tan pony walked up to Bright Eyes and hugged her, "what
brings you here?"
"I want to show my friend around. Would that be ok?"
"Your friend?" the tan pony looked towards the door
and saw Lunarstar watching him.
"This is Lunarstar," Bright Eyes looked at Lunarstar,
"This is my dad."
"Oh, the one you told me about," Bright Eyes father
walked up to Lunarstar, "It nice to meet you."
"So can I show Lunarstar around?" Bright Eyes asked.
"Sure, just be carful."
Bright Eyes took Lunarstar out of the office and down the stairs
walking around the large room. Lunarstar looked at a few desks,
some had papers pilled high and others hardly had any papers.
The floors was covered in papers.
"It's kind of a mess," Lunarstar observed.
"Yeah, it's like this every morning. Someone comes in and
messes up the place, no one knows who's doing it," Bright
Eyes yelled over the noise.
They left the room and went downstairs.
"Why would they do such a thing?...come in every night just
to make a mess?" Lunarstar asked.
"I don't know."
Bright Eyes showed her around the presses and introducing her
to other ponies before leaving the building.
"Wow, that's so cool. how the newspapers gets printed and
ready to be shipped," said Lunarstar excitedly.
"Yeah it is, I love watching the presses," Bright Eyes
looked at the docks in the distance once they outside, "Want
to go check out the docks?"
"Yeah!" Lunarstar was so excited, she had never seen
the docks before or the large boats close up.
They walked through the grass, down a hill to the large warehouses.
They walked between the two warehouses and out to the docks.
They walked for quite a while staring at the boats and the ocean.
There were male ponies everywhere, walking to and from boats
Lunarstar gasped at the size of the boats. They stopped and looked
at the boats as they moved up and down on the ocean waves.
"Hay!" yelled a familiar voice.
The girls turned around and saw a Black pony appearing from the
shadows of the nearby warehouse, "Don't stand there...Move
Lunarstar gasped, she had no idea Stardust was working at the
Stardust noticed the surprised look and Lunarstar's face, he
recognized her from the park and the race. Then suddenly he had
a headache, he held his forehead with one hoof. The pain subsided
after a few minutes.
"Are you alright?" Bright Eyes asked.
Lunarstar couldn't help but wonder what was wrong with Stardust,
she had seen him do that once before.
"Didn't you two hear me? your in the way, now get out of
here," exclaimed Stardust angrily.
Bright Eyes and Lunarstar ran from Stardust till they were sure
he was out of sight.
"That pony is a grouch," Bright Eyes commented.
"Yeah," Lunarstar agreed, as she looked back trying
to get a glimpse of him.
Stardust watched the two girls run til they were out of sight,
"I hadn't had a headache for a while now. I wonder what
caused it? it can't be that pony, she doesn't even look like
Stardust turned and walked back into the warehouse.
Lunarstar and Bright Eyes walked on the edge of the dock and
watching the fish in the ocean. They had walked half way down
the dock when Bright Eyes saw the restaurant, "Lunarstar,
are you hungry?"
"Sure, I guess." Lunarstar wasn't sure, she was too
interested in the fish swimming in the water below her.
"It's a new restaurant. It's not fancy but it's cheap."
Lunarstar followed Bright Eyes to the restaurant and sat down
at a booth near the window. A pony walked up to them, she was
white with pink and purple hair, "May I take your order?"
"I'll take a milkshake," Bright Eyes replied.
"Sounds good, I'll take the same," added Lunarstar.
It wasn't long till the pony came back with their milkshakes.
Lunarstar quickly began drinking her milkshake, she had such
an exciting day that she didn't realize how hungry she was. As
she sipped on her milkshake, she began wondering about the newspaper
press and who was making the mess at night. She thought maybe
she could comeback tonight and take a peek at the Newspaper Press
but could she convince Buster and Charades to come to the Newspaper
Press? She didn't know but she hoped they wouldn't disagree.
"Lunarstar, is anything wrong?" Bright Eyes asked.
"Not really...I was just thinking about who would sneak
into the building and make a mess."
"Here's the strange part, all doors and windows are locked
and non of the windows are broken either," Bright Eyes whispered.
That made Lunarstar even more carious, she just had to look tonight.
She continued to finish her milkshake as she looked out the window
and out into the ocean. The sun was starting to set and the sky
"I better go home," Lunarstar remarked.
"Ok, see you tomorrow," Bright Eyes replied.
Lunarstar got up and left the restaurant. She saw the forest
ahead and thought it would make a great short-cut.
As soon as she had left the docks, she ran into the forest. She
ran up hill and into the thick forest, passing trees and bushes.
She ran to the top of the hill and continued in the direction
of her house. Once she was sure she was alone in the forest,
her horn appeared glowing and then her wings appeared and her
hair turned white.
Lunarstar had forgotten how it felt to run through the forest.
She knew she wasn't aloud in the forest but who was going to
know? She certainly wasn't going to tell.
Stardust sat near the shake next to a tree and relaxing waiting
till the sun had set before searching for the Princess, suddenly
he heard a noise. Stardust stood up and looked around, a minute
later he saw Lunarstar run by. He was to stunned to move his
feet, he didn't expect to find her so close to the shake. She
never even noticed him, she looked to concerned about something.
Stardust left the tree and ran after her.
Lunarstar looked behind her and gasped when she saw Stardust
leaping over rocks and logs as he ran after her. Just as he had
caught up to her, Lunarstar winked out.
Stardust stopped in his tracks and looked around, "Where
could she have gone?"
Lunarstar winked home and appeared at the door, scaring Charades
"What is wrong with walking home?" Charades asked.
"I didn't think I was going to make it home in time,"
"Oh?" Rosebud asked walking towards the door, "Where
did you go today?"
"To the Newspaper Press and to the Docks. The boats are
so big and the ocean is so pretty close up," Lunarstar replied.
"Isn't the Docks on the other side of town?" Buster
"Mom, can I go out to night?" Lunarstar asked.
"I guess so," Rosebud answered, "wait till after
"I could use some fresh air," Charades commented.
"I could stretch my legs," added Buster.
After dinner and the sun had gone down Lunarstar in her earth
form left the house with Buster and Charades. They walked through
the community of houses and through town.
"Where are we going?" Charades finally asked.
"To the docks."
"Won't there be ponies there?" Buster asked.
"At night?" Lunarstar asked, "no one works at
"But still, we better be careful," Charades remarked.
They left town and walked along the forest edge till Lunarstar
saw the ocean, "There it is!"
"What?" Buster asked.
"The docks and the ocean," Lunarstar ran though the
forest as she changed forms. Buster and Charades were close behind
"Lunarstar, I don't know if that'll be a good idea going
out to the docks like that," said Charades.
"I don't see anyone there," Lunarstar remarked.
"Lunarstar, wait!" Charades cried.
Lunarstar stopped at the edge of the forest.
"Let us got first," Charades suggested.
Lunarstar followed Buster and Charades to the docks, it was quiet
and no one was around. Lunarstar hurried to the edge of the dock
looking out into the ocean.
"It certainly is pretty," Buster commented as he looks
at the reflection of the clouds and stars on the water.
"Sure is," Charades agreed.
Lunarstar laid down and looked down at the water, below her were
a few fishes but it was too dark to see them clearly.
Lunarstar decided to light her horn to help her see the large
fishes better. Buster and Charades looked at her surprisingly.
"I didn't know you could do that," Charades remarked.
"What else can you do?" Buster asked.
"Stardust taught me to light my horn and you two has seen
all I can do," Lunarstar answered.
"Stardust taught you?" Buster asked.
Just then they heard a loud boom. Lunarstar stood up and looked
in the direction of the sound. She gasped when she saw a fire
from a building in the hill. It took Lunarstar a few minutes
to recognize the building.
"A building on fire?" Buster asked.
"That's the Newspaper Press Building!" Lunarstar yelled,
she dashed off up the hill with Buster and Charades behind her.
Lunarstar stopped half way up the hill.
"Don't get any closer, Lunarstar," ordered Charades.
Lunarstar just stared at the building, she couldn't believe it
was on fire.
As they stood and watched, they could hear a faint cry for help.
"Lunarstar..." Buster and Charades began to say but
it was too late, Lunarstar winked out. She winked in at the top
floor. The cry for help was faint but she could tell it was nearby.
The fire was hot against her coat and her eyes burned. Soon she
found a pony who was coughing. Lunarstar recognized the pony,
it was Bright Eye's father.
He looked up at Lunarstar and gasped. Was she real or was he
seeing things in the mist of the fire? He wasn't sure, his eyes
hurt from the smoke and he couldn't stop coughing.
Lunarstar lowered her head and lightly touch him with her horn,
suddenly they had winked out and winked in next to Buster and
The pony continued to cough, his eye hurt to much to look but
he could tell he was no longer in the building, "My daughter...she...inside!"
Lunarstar winked back in the building looking around, suddenly
a wooden beam fell. Lunarstar jumped out of the way but her tail
was caught under the fiery beam. She couldn't tough the wood,
it was too hot and she tried yanking her tail out from under
the beam but she couldn't. Lunarstar began to panic when she
saw the ceiling began falling apart.
As she pulled on her tail, fire from the wood began burning her
tail and suddenly she was free but her tail continued to burn.
Lunarstar quickly put out the fire on her tail which was only
half short now.
"Dad?" a faint voice cried.
Lunarstar recognized the voice, she hurried towards the voice
and found Bright Eyes in a corner on the floor, coughing. By
the time Lunarstar had reached Bright Eyes, she had fainted.
Lunarstar touched her with her horn and suddenly they winked
out and appeared outside next to Bright Eye's father.
Lunarstar coughed a bit and her eyes bothered her.
"Come," Charades whispered.
"Who are you?" the father asked as he opened his eyes
but all he could see was blurry images.
Buster and Charades took Lunarstar to the dock.
"Lunarstar, wash your eyes in the water," said Charades.
Lunarstar leaned over the edge and splashed her face with water.
After a while her eyes began to feel better.
"Are you ok?" Buster asked.
"I'm ...sorry," Lunarstar muttered.
"Well, you did save them and I'm just glad your ok,"
Lunarstar looked at the hill, the building was still on fire
and she could hear the fire tucks coming.
"We better go," Buster suggested.
"Yes, I think we better," Charades agreed.
Lunarstar followed them down the dock passing the warehouses
and boats. Lunarstar remembered her tail was burn half short,
she was afraid of what her parents would say. They had never
cut her hair and never wanted her to which was fine with her,
she loved her hair long.
Lunarstar took a deep breath and prepared to look at her tail.
When she looked, she gasped shockingly and stopped. Buster and
Charades noticed Lunarstar was no longer following them, she
had stopped and was looking behind her.
"Come on, we have to take you home," said Charades.
Buster and Charades looked at her confused, as far as they could
tell her tail was fine.
"What about it?" Buster asked.
Buster and Charades laughed.
"We know that," Charades smiled.
"No, I mean is was short but it's long...at lest I thought
it was short...wasn't it? I mean I saw it or thought I did...I
think. But..." Lunarstar was at lost for words, she didn't
know what to think. She was certain her tail was short. Lunarstar
looked at her tail to be certain, it was long stretching pass
"I saw it. I did!" Lunarstar cried.
"Lunarstar," Charades began to say, "have you
ever had your hair cut?"
"No! never. I would never think of cutting my hair,"
To her surprise they both smiled.
"I wouldn't worry about your hair," Buster remarked.
"Your hair just grew back," added Charades.
"It did what?" Lunarstar asked surprisingly.
"It grew back," Charades repeated.
"Come on, no body's hair can grow that fast."
"Yours can and so can ours. In fact all the ponies from
our world can," Charades explained.
"It's normal for your hair to instantly grow back,"
"Boys can do it?"
"yes," Buster answered.
"yes," Charades answered.
"Lunarstar, every pony in our world can...you mean you never
knew about your hair growing back?" Charades asked.
Charades smiled, "try cutting your hair sometime, youll
find it fascinating to watch it grow back."
Buster looked at the hill and saw the fire trucks, "We better
"I think we have a lot of explaining to do when we get you
home," Charades remarked.
"Your going to tell my parents?"
"We'll have to. Your almost black looking from all the smoke,"
Lunarstar looked at her coat, he was right. She was partly gray
and partly black.
"Come on," said Buster.
Lunarstar follow them through the forest to her house.
The next day Lunarstar was clean and the boys had explain
everything to her parents.
"Bye?" Lunarstar yelled and she ran out of the house
in her earth form. She hurried to the ice cream shop but her
friends wasn't there. She ran to the Clubhouse and found all
of them inside.
"Lunarstar!" Melody exclaimed.
"Did you hear the news?" Patch asked.
"Hear what?" Lunarstar asked.
"You know the Newspaper Press building?" Starlight
"It burned down," added Patch.
"Bright Eyes and her father was inside," Bon Bon added.
"Her father claimed to have seen the ghost but most of the
ponies thinks he was seeing smoke and illusions," Melody
"What about Bright Eyes?" Lunarstar asked.
"She's in bed for a few days," Clover answered.
"What caused the fire?" Lunarstar asked. She had wanted
to know all night long.
"A family of raccoons had gotten in the building from the
vents and made a mess, they think the Raccoons may have caused
the fire," Starlight answered.
Lunarstar sat down at the table, she was relieved Bright Eyes
was going to be alight. As she sat and listened she thought about
what Buster and Charades had told her that night about her hair.
She had thought about it all night and even dreamt about it.
She couldn't help but feel she was truly a special pony.