The School bell rang and the little ponies ran out of school,
they were all excited about leaving school since it was the last
day of school. Lunarstar and her friends left school carrying
their school bags full of all their school stuff, some bags had
more stuff than others. The sun was shining brightly through
the drifting clouds, the wind blew slightly through their hair.
"I can't believe this is the last day of school!" Patch
"I've been waiting a week for this day," Melody commented.
"Today is going to be fun, we'll have a blast at the party,"
"Lunarstar, it's so good of your mother to let us have the
party at your house," Starlight commented.
"She loves to plan parties and cook for it. Dad is having
the day off from working in the shed so we can play in the backyard.
Buster and Charades will be at the party too. Mom and Dad said
I can be...you know, myself in the backyard, Buster and Charades
are going to be watching the front yard in case anyone shows
up unexpectedly," Lunarstar replied.
"Isn't it dangerous to be yourself in the backyard?"
Bon Bon asked.
"Sort of, but the backyard is fenced in so the neighbors
can't see in," Lunarstar answered.
"Great!" Melody exclaimed.
"Well, lets hurry. We'll go home and get some things ready,
see you at your house Lunarstar," Bright Eyes replied.
The girls split up and ran home, Lunarstar ran home as fast as
she could, she was anxious for the party to start, she was more
excited about playing the games. She ran up the hill to her yard
and hurried into the house. She ran upstairs to her room, left
her school bag on her bed and hurried to the kitchen. When she
entered the Kitchen she discovered no one was there. She poked
her head out the back door and saw Buster, Charades and her parents
setting up two long tables on the patio.
"Lunarstar, home already?" Rosebud asked noticing her
daughter standing at the door.
"Yes, Lunarstar paused looking at the tables,"What's
the tables for?"
"For food and drinks. You can't have a party without them,"
"Oh," Lunarstar replied.
Once the tables were set in place, Rosebud went in the house.
Lunarstar walked outside to check out the tables. A few minutes
later Rosebud came back outside and set two white table clothes
on the tables.
"Now to get that cake ready," Rosebud commented.
"Cake?" Lunarstar asked curiously.
"Sure, this is a party isn't it?" Buster asked.
"Yes...but I didn't think you guys would go this far for
the last day of school."
"We just want you to have fun," Booster replied rubbing
his cheek on hers.
"Thanks dad," Lunarstar looked around the yard to see
if there was any ponies in the next fence, "Are you sure
it's ok for me to be myself?"
"Yes, the wooden fence is tall so no one can see over the
fence and besides the neighbor isn't home. They haven't been
home for a couple of days, I think they went on vacation. You'll
be fine as long as you stay in the backyard. Buster and Charades
will be in front to keep an eye out for ponies," Booster
"Don't worry, Lunarstar, just have fun," Charades added.
Lunarstar smiled, "Thanks," She walked in the house
to find out about the cake her mother was talking about. On the
counter sat a long rectangle cake, Rosebud was in the process
of putting on the icing.
"Wow, that's big," Lunarstar exclaimed.
"It's for all of us, not just your friends," Rosebud
"Oh," Lunarstar replied.
Just then the doorbell rang. Lunarstar could see her mother was
too busy and the boys outside didn't hear the bell, she was the
only one not doing anything. Lunarstar left the kitchen and walked
through the living room to answer the door.
Her friends all gathered at the door, a few of them carried a
bag full of toys and games.
"Come on it," Lunarstar exclaimed.
They followed Lunarstar through the house to the backyard.
"I see you girls made it," Booster commented.
"We brought some games too," Patch replied.
Stardust walked through the forest to the shack. His two brothers,
sat at the cliff looking at the ocean when they heard Stardust
approach them. Skyview and Starfire stood up facing Stardust.
"What's up?" Starfire asked.
"I'm going for a walk and I want you two to stay here,"
Skyview and Starfire looked at each other, "Okey."
"I mean it, I don't want either of you to follow me,"
Stardust turned and left the shack heading deep into the thick
forest. The forest was shady, sunlight could hardly shine through
the tree tops. He walked far from the shack passing large trees
and bushes. He stopped and turned around to see if any of his
brothers was following him, he scanned the forest and shadows
but didn't see them. He turned and continued walking through
"I know her house is near the forest but where?" Stardust
wondered out loud.
He continued to search the forest and soon found the Cobble stone
trail, "I know this trail...it leads to the Gate,"
Stardust turned around and walked through the forest till he
came to a small hill. In the distance he saw the house he was
looking for, "There it is...so the Princess lives near the
trail, how interesting."
Stardust got as close has he could and came to a sudden stop
when he saw ponies playing in the backyard. He laid down in the
grass hiding himself behind a bush and making sure he wasn't
sticking out. He poked his head through the bush and watched.
Patch, Melody and Bon Bon carried deep buckets of water balloons
to the backyard from the kitchen.
"Here's the water balloons!" Patch exclaimed.
The girls gathered around the three buckets each taking a water
balloon and throwing it at each other. Melody threw her balloon
at Lunarstar who saw it and winked out. Sweetheart saw standing
behind Lunarstar and got wet.
"I'm sorry, Sweetheart," Melody said.
Lunarstar laughed. Everyone took a water balloon and threw it
at her but they missed. Lunarstar winked out and the water balloon
hit Booster instead.
Booster was soak, his fur was wet and water dripped onto the
porch. He was covered with colorful balloon pieces on his face
"Oh, we're so sorry," Starlight exclaimed.
"It's alright girls. Lunarstar isn't an easy pony to hit,"
"So we've noticed," Bright Eyes picked up a water balloon.
Stardust laughed, he couldn't remember when he laughed so hard.
He enjoyed watching the girls running around the yard throwing
Balloons and miss every time. Lunarstar either ducked or winked
Lunarstar ran around the shed, when she came to the front
her friends wasn't there. She looked around but only saw her
parents sitting on the porch. Lunarstar decided to check around
the shed, just as she was about to go around the corner she heard
something. Lunarstar stopped and turned her head just in time
to see a balloon flying towards her. She winked out just barley
missing her, at the same time Starlight was coming around the
corner to get Lunarstar but got hit with a water balloon instead.
Lunarstar stood and laughed.
"That's it!" Starlight cried. She threw a few balloons
The girls ran back and forth to the buckets, slowly emptying
them. Once the first bucket was emptied they went to the second
one and quickly empted it then they went to the last bucket.
"Hurry, you guys. I think we're tiring her out!" Starlight
Melody went to the last bucket to get a water balloon but there
wasn't any left.
"There's no more left!" Melody replied.
"No, there's got to be more," Patch cried.
The girls gathered around the buckets feeling rather disappointed.
Lunarstar winked in front of them and slowly and cautiously looked
in the bucket to be sure there wasn't any more balloons left.
"I'm sorry guys," Lunarstar finally said.
"It's alright, at lest we had fun," Bright Eyes replied.
"Yeah, we all got wet!" Bon Bon exclaimed.
Lunarstar laughed, they all had balloon pieces on them and were
"Lunarstar," Booster called from the porch.
Lunarstar turned and look just in time to get hit with the last
The girls laughed.
"Now, you didn't think you'd get away dry playing Water
Balloons, did you?" Booster smiled.
Lunarstar smiled and began to giggle with her friends.
"Alright girls, take a towel and dry yourself off while
I bring the cake out," Rosebud proposed.
The girls all got a towel from the stack under the table while
Rosebud carried the long cake to the table on the left. Booster
got a large pitcher of punch and set in on the right.
The girls set the towels down and hurried to the table to see
the cake. It was a plain white cake with pink flowers on it.
Rosebud cut the cake into little squares and placing them on
a plate. Booster handed the plates to each girl and then took
two plates to Buster and Charades.
Stardust yawned, he was getting board laying behind the bush
all day. He had watched the girls play and eat, then they continued
to play. When the Sun began to set, the girls helped put the
food and drinks into the kitchen while the boys put the tables
back in the house.
Stardust stood up and left the bush, the party was over and he
didn't see any need to stay and watch. He walked through the
forest heading back to the Shack.
Starfire and Skyview sat by a tree eating apples. They were so
busy eating and talking that they didn't hear Stardust approach
"Where did you get the apples?" Stardust asked.
Skyview and Starfire looked up surprisingly.
"I got them from an apple orchard," Skyview answered.
"We were starving and you've been gone all day," Starfire
"Sorry guys," Stardust sat down and took an apple.
"Did you go to the park?" Skyview asked.
Stardust took a bite out of the apple, "No, I didn't."
"Where did you go then?" Starfire asked curiously.
Stardust finished the apple, he had forgotten how hungry he was,
"I was watching the Princess."
"The Princess?" His two brothers asked.
"Yes, she had a party," Stardust smiled at the thought
of the water balloon fight, "She had cake and played games."
Stardust thought about the girls playing and running all over
the yard, something about it felt familiar, he wasn't sure why
though. Suddenly in the middle of his thoughts he felt a headache
giving him great pain. Stardust held his head, he could no longer
hear his Brother calling to him. A few minutes later the headache
"Stardust," his brothers exclaimed.
"Are you alright?" Skyview asked.
"You still having headaches?" Starfire asked.
"Yes but I hardly have them now," Stardust paused,
"I'm sorry guys, I...I think I'll just go to bed."
Stardust stood up and walked into the shack closing the door
"Skyview, I normally don't worry about him but...I'm terribly
worried," Starfire said worriedly.
"So am I. Those headaches of his are not normal," Skyview
"Most certainly not...I wonder what's he thinking before
his headaches?" Starfire asked.
"Thinking?" Skyview asked.
"Haven't you noticed?" Starfire asked, "He seems
to be thinking about something and then he gets those headaches...well,
maybe it's just my imagination."
"I don't know. I'll have to ask King Star Cluster about
it when we return to Dream Castle," Skyview replied.