The sky was pitch black and the full moon out shinnied the
Skyview and Starfire continued to run with Melody and Bon Bon
on their backs. The dirt on the road flew from their thundering
hoofs. Banner and the Soldiers chased after the two black ponies,
slowly catching up to them. Skyview and Starfire couldn't run
to fast fearing they would accidently drop the two girls. They
zig zag half way down the mountain passing trees and Bushes on
the sides of the road. The girls on their backs glowed brightly
lighting up their path down the mountain.
"I think we are far enough away from the Gate now,"
"Ok, we'll drop the girls off around the next bend,"
They ran down the road without slowing down or stopping at the
bend, Skyview skidding around the bend causing Bon Bon to slide
off. Starfire folded his wings, laying them flat against his
sides and doing just what Skyview did. He skidded around the
bend, causing Melody to fall off.
The girls hit the ground hard, rolling to a stop in the bushes.
Banner and the soldiers stopped to check on the girls. Bon Bon
and Melody slowly woke up and stood on their feet, feeling dizzy.
The girls gasped at all the boy ponies in front of them, staring.
"Are you two alright?" Banner asked.
Bon Bon and Melody didn't know who he was but he seemed nice
and concerned for them. The girls quickly noticed Banner's cut
ear but tried not to stare.
"Fine," Melody answered.
"I'm ok," Bon Bon felt slight pain on her head, she
touched her head rubbing the bump that was hurting her, "except
for a bump."
Bon Bon looked over at Melody and gasped, they couldn't stop
staring at each other.
"Your glowing!" the two girls exclaimed together.
"Just like Lunarstar but that's..." Melody was interrupted
"You two know Lunarstar?" Banner asked surprisingly.
"Yes," Melody answered, wondering how he knew Lunarstar.
"We're her friends," Bon Bon answered.
"Friends?" Banner asked, he looked worried, troubled
"Who are you?" Melody asked.
"My name is Banner."
Suddenly Charades and Buster ran up behind him, both breathing
hard and trying to catch their breaths as they hung their heads
"Banner," Charades said breathlessly, "We can't
"What?" Banner exclaimed, "Are you sure?"
"Yes...found a feather...looks like there was a struggle
or...something," Charades answered as he looked up at the
two girls, "What are you two doing here?"
"Are you sure it was Lunarstar's feather?" Banner asked.
"It had to be, the feather was large and glowing white,"
"Skyview and Starfire caught these girls and just dropped
them...here," Banner stopped, it suddenly dawned on him.
He looked at Buster and Charades, "Did you two see Stardust?"
"No," they answered.
Banner turned towards the soldiers that was guarding the Gate,
"Did you two see Stardust?"
"No," The soldier answered, "only Skyview and
Banner looked worriedly at Charades and Buster, "You two
must have just missed Stardust!"
"We didn't see or hear him," Buster replied.
"His two brothers are probably on their way to meet up with
him," Banner looked at Buster and Charades, "Take the
girls home," Banner turned towards the two soldiers that
guarded the Gate, "Go guard the Gate. The rest of you follow
Buster and Charades stood back as the soldiers ran by, their
feet pounded the dirt shacking the ground. Once they were gone
Charades turned around, "Lets go girls. We'll take you home."
Star Cluster walked down the hall to his room looking grouchy
as always. He pass the two guards and went into his room. It
was a large room with a night stand on each side of the bed and
a table in the middle of the room at the end of the bed. He walked
to his bed laying on the silk green covers, resting his head
on the silk green pillow and staring up at the ceiling.
"Where are those three? It's a full moon, they should have
been back by now?" Star Cluster asked himself.
He was feeling to upset and impatient to lay down on the bed.
He sat up and got off the bed, walking to the balcony, "It's
been more than two months...Those three have better not turn
against me," The more he thought about them the more upset
He passed around the room in silence thinking, "If those
three comeback without the princess, they're going to pay."
"Send a spy," a deep voice suggested.
Star Cluster stopped, "Yes, a spy will be perfect,"
the key around Star Cluster's neck started to glow and then it
changed shape, turning into a staff with a blue ball on top.
A Dragon claw held the ball in place. The staff floated in
front of him waiting for Star Cluster to grab it.
He stood up, took the staff, "A bird will do the job,"
He pointed the blue crystal ball at the balcony, suddenly a ray
of blue light shot out from the crystal ball hitting the railing
on the balcony. Once the ray of light was gone a black raven
bird stood on the railing.
"Find Stardust, Skyview and Starfire. I want to know what
their doing then come and report what you see. Do not let anyone
see you," Star Cluster ordered.
The raven knotted his head and turned around on the railing.
He spread his wings and flew from the baloney.
The staff turned back into a key appearing around his neck.
Star Cluster watched the bird till he could no long see it then
he laid down on his bed.
"I worked to hard for the Princess to ruin it," Star
Cluster mumbled as he slowly drifted to sleep.