Late in the evening before the sun began to set, Lunarstar
was at the lake in the park with her friends. They were all walking
round the lake talking as the wind continued to blow.
"It's starting to get colder now," Melody remarked.
"I hope it doesn't get to cold tonight. Teddy and Ace are
out camping tonight," said Sweetheart, worriedly.
Lunarstar stopped and looked at the Sun which was starting to
set. She could see the full moon on the other end of the sky,
"The sun is starting to set. I should go home."
"See you tomorrow!" yelled Starlight as Lunarstar galloped
Meanwhile Buster and Charades were also in a hurry to get home.
They walked through the park which was a short cut to their home.
"Charades, are we returning home tonight?"
"We can't. Remember we promised to help Lunarstar's father
with the orders," Charades fell silent, something was troubling
him, "Besides, we still have to keep searching for her."
"We looked all over town and she's not here."
"I...feel she's here and very close by."
Buster sigh lowering his head, "Ok then, where should we
"We'll try the forest tonight."
Suddenly Lunarstar ran by surprising Buster and Charades.
"Lunarstar! What's the hurry?" Charades asked.
"I have to get home before sun set or my parents will be
upset with me."
"You better hurry then," Buster Suggested and then
they continued walking.
Charades stopped suddenly and turned around, for there was something
he wanted to ask her, "Lunar-?" Lunarstar was gone.
Charades looked all around but didn't see her, "She's gone?"
Buster helped look but no sign of Lunarstar, "Maybe she
took my suggestion and hurried home?"
"Maybe she did," Charades felt confused. She was just
a normal earth pony, how could she run out of sight that fast?
Lunarstar appeared at the door of her house in her Winged
Unicorn form. She could see her coat starting to shine brighter.
It won't be long till nightfall and she'll have to either leave
the house or stay in her room.
Lunarstar went to the kitchen, took out a glass from the cubers
and poured her a glass of milk from the refrigerator. Once she
had filled her glass, she put the milk away and took her glass
to her room.
Lunarstar sat on the bed with her milk on the dresser and read
a book. She didn't need to turn on a light, the light she was
giving off enabled her to see the book and anything else that
was next to her. As it got darker outside, she glowed brighter.
She had drank all of her milk by the time her mother came into
the room, "Lunarstar, are you going outside or are you staying
Lunarstar wasn't sure, she looked out her window and remembered
the Black Pony who chased her the other day. She had seen him
in that part of the forest but maybe she could explore the other
part of the forest. Her chances of running into him would be
"I guess I'll go outside."
'Don't forget, tomorrow is a weekend so you can stay out a little
longer than you usually do."
"I will," Lunarstar's horn began to glow then she quickly
disappeared leaving sparkling stars in her place. She reappeared
at the edge of the forest that she had previously explored. Lunarstar
walked quietly through the grass hoping the Black pony won't
hear her. The light of the moon gave her some light but the glow
from her coat helped the most. She continued to walk away from
the town, heading deeper into the forest. After awhile she began
to feel more relaxed. She was certain the Black pony wouldn't
come in this part of the forest.
Meanwhile Buster and Charades walked through the forest as
they looked around. The wind continued to blow, as did their
mane and tail. The forest was dark but the light from their coats
made it easy to watch where their walking.
Every now and then, they would stop and listen hoping to hear
someone walking through the grass or on the leaves but all they
heard was the wind. They continued walking to a small clearing
towards a hill. After a while they realized the hill was going
higher and they were no longer walking on grass but on cobble
stones that seem to make a trail uphill.
"I think we're walking on some kind of trail," whispered
"Lets see were it leads to," Charades whispered back.
Once they had reached the top, Charades pulled Buster back with
"What?" Buster hissed.
"Be quiet," Charades ducked down just barley making
himself seen, "Look who showed up."
Buster looked ahead across the meadow. He gasped when he saw
the Black pony walking across the grassy meadow.
"Starfire? But when did he get here?" whispered Buster.
"If he's here then we don't have a lot of time to find her,"
Once the Black pony had disappeared in the forest, Buster and
Charades stood up and quietly followed the trail.
Lunarstar had walked a very long way and was getting tired
of walking. She felt it was safe to run through the forest, looking
around one last time before braking into a run. She ran as fast
as she could and forgetting about her worries. She jumped over
fallen branches and rocks, ran across streams and through bushes.
At first it felt like she was running up hill but then the land
She was begining to feel tired from running and figured it would
be best to save her strength for the journey home. She slowed
down to a walk and tried to catch her breath. As she walked,
she thought about how lonely she sometimes felt and wished she
had someone she could share her secret with. Her Parents knows
her secret but she didn't dare tell them everything, they would
worry even more to the point they may not let her out at night.
She couldn't bare the thought of not being able to go out at
Lunarstar looked up at the stars, since most of the trees had
lost their leaves it was easy to see the stars. Looking at the
stars sometimes made her wonder where she came from. Why was
she left behind? Who were her parents? She had so many questions
to ask her real parents but most of all, she wondered if she
would ever find the answers to her questions.
Lunarstar stopped, the sound she heard wasn't the wind or the
animals running around in the night, it was faint voices ahead
of her and was curious as to who they were. The two voice sounded
familiar but she just couldn't place them.
Lunarstar carefully followed the voices till it sounded like
she was on top of them. Ahead of her was a light coming from
over the cliff. She quietly walked to the cliff and looked down
which she discovered the cliff wasn't as high as she thought.
3 ponies sat around a camp fire talking, behind them were 3 tents.
Lunarstar recognized the 2 small ponies, Teddy and Ace. The third
pony had to be Teddy's father who looked a lot like Teddy, he
was dark blue with yellow and orange hair.
The 2 ponies were so busy talking that they didn't realize Lunarstar
was above them, listening.
Meanwhile Buster and Charades had discovered the Ruins and
were quite surprised. They walked around the stones and walls.
They had spotted the large Archway and were making there way
"Is this what I think it is?" Buster asked.
"I think it is." Charades answered.
They looked up and down the Large Archway, Charades noticed the
shield carved in stone with a heart and a crown on it, "This
is defiantly the gate," he looked on the grown and noticed
the broken vines scattered all over, "It looks like someone
else was here besides us."
Buster looked down on the ground, he too noticed the broken vines,
"maybe it was Starfire?"
"I don't think so. He looked like he was just passing through
and could care less the ruins was here," Charades turned
around and began walking back to the trail, "Lets look at
it tomorrow, we'll have better light then."
Lunarstar decided to leave before they noticed her on the
cliff. She walked into the forest till she no longer heard their
voices. She left the forest and walked out to a tall grassy meadow
and stood on a hill looking out. She knew Ponyland was big but
it looked so small from on the hill top. Ponyland was surrounded
by a large amount of forest and a few mountains. The town sat
in a low valley and the houses scattered just beyond the town.
Lunarstar laid down, folding her feet under her and continued
to look over Ponyland. The sky had become pitch black with the
moon outshining the stars. The clouds slowly moved as they changed
Once again, she thought about where she came from. Were there
other ponies like her? Did her real parents not love her and
maybe that's why they left her on the porch?
Not to far from where she laid stood the Black Pony. He stood
quietly for a few minutes watching her, he was astonished at
how bright she glowed.
Lunarstar felt someone watching her, she looked towards the forest
that Teddy and Ace were camping but saw no one. Suddenly she
heard a twig snap from the other direction, she turned her head
around and to her surprise, the Black Pony had found her.
He smirked and held his head high, he was in deed happy to see
Lunarstar jumped up and ran as fast as she could. She felt her
heart pounded hard and she breathed heavly. She had never felt
so scared in her life. The Black pony was on top of her, she
could feel him breathing on her. She suddenly disappeared and
reappeared a few yards ahead of him which caught the Black pony
She continued to run while glancing back every now and then.
With every step she took, he was getting closer.
Lunarstar was to worried what was behind her that she almost
didn't see the cliff ahead. She stopped, skidding to the edge
of the cliff. She looked over the cliff, it was a long way down
and she hadn't learned how to fly yet.
"What's the mater? Can't you fly?" he asked.
Lunarstar spun around to face him. Something in his voice gave
her the chills and his blue eyes looked at her coldly.
He was so close, she could see his wings more clearly, they were
like her's except his was black and large. And to top it off,
his coat was glowing except not as bright as her's.
Lunarstar knew she couldn't fly down, and even if she could fly
the black pony would fly after her.
"Who are you?" Lunarstar asked.
"My name is Starfire." He took a step forward and Lunarstar
suddenly disappeared. He looked around but there was no sign
"She could be harder to catch than I thought," Starfire
Lunarstar appeared on the hill in the meadow and ran towards
the forest. She continued to run until she got to a stream. She
stood for a few minutes catching her breath and bent down to
drink the water when a bucket came floating towards her. She
grabbed the bucket with her mouth, wondering where the bucket
came from. Just then she heard some voices heading towards her.
The voices sounded like Teddy and Ace.
"You should have let me do it," Ace hissed.
"Dad, let me do it," yelled Teddy.
"At lest I wouldn't have dropped the bucket," Aced
The two boys froze when they saw Lunarstar standing by the stream
with the bucket in her mouth.
They stood for quite a while before Lunarstar made a move. She
put the bucket down and ran into the forest.
"It was the ghost!" cried Ace.
"I don't believe it. She really is real," said Teddy
Lunarstar ran towards town, once she was close to town she
disappeared and reappeared in her room. She jumped on her bed
and covered herself in blankets.
"That's the last time I go in that part of the forest,"