Stardust left the mountain and walked towards a clearing hoping
to meet up with his brothers. The grass was tall in the clearing,
Rocks stuck up from the grass.
He stopped suddenly, someone was coming, it was more of a feeling
than anything else.
Skyview was the first to run out of the forest and then Starfire.
They were breathing heavily and looked tired.
"There you two are," Stardust exclaimed.
"Yeah...we...dropped the girls...like you said," Skyview
said taking deep breaths.
Starfire sat down catching his breath.
"You two ran all the way down the mountain?" Stardust
asked noticing how tired they looked.
"We ran...all the way here," Skyview replied.
"We think Banner and the soldiers are still chasing us,"
"What do you mean we thing?" Skyview asked, "I
knew they're following us."
"Well lets get going before they find us," Stardust
lead the way through the forest.
Skyview looked at Lunarstar on Stardust's back. Starfire caught
Skyview staring at Lunarstar, "What?"
"She looks peaceful," Skyview answered.
Stardust turned and looked at her face. She was indeed sleeping
peaceful, he could feel he breathing ever time she took a breath.
There was something about her, he could feel it. It made him
almost feel bad for kidnaping her. Why did Star Cluster want
her? he saw nothing spacial about her, she was just a pony wanting
to have fun with her friends. A pony who lived in the other world
without her real parents.
"Stardust!" his brother exclaimed.
Stardust snapped out of it, he didn't realize his brothers have
been calling him.
"What?" Stardust asked.
"What is wrong with you? This is the second time I caught
you staring at her," Skyview remarked.
"Sorry, I was just thinking. Lets get going," Stardust
lead the way with his two brothers following him.
"The forest is getting thicker," Starfire observed,
"Skyview, light your horn so we can see."
"No, don't do that!" Stardust said suddenly.
"Why? We have to see where we're going," Starfire replied.
"I know that but have you forgotten who's following us?"
"Oh," Starfire muttered.
"If they see Skyview's horn they'll be on us very quickly.
It's best to walk in the dark for now," Stardust remarked.
Every now and then Lunarstar's mane would get caught on the bushes
and his brothers had to untangle her hair.
"I'm getting tired of this," Skyview grumbled.
"So am I and I had to walk her down the mountain. I even
dropped her once," Stardust commented.
"You did?" Starfire asked.
"Yes, so she'll be out for quite a while," Stardust
"Wait, Stardust," Skyview exclaimed, "Let me fix
her mane so it won't get caught on anything."
Stardust stopped and stood as Skyview took Lunarstar's mane and
tucked it under her so only a ends of her mane stuck out.
"That's better," Skyview commented.
"Yes, it certainly is," Stardust agreed.
They continued walking in the forest as it got dark in some spots.
"I can't wait to get back," Starfire said excitedly.
"I know already," Skyview exclaimed.
"I can't help it, I'm dying to sleep in a bed for a change,"
"Your not the only one," Skyview said.
"You know, once we bring the Princess to the castle our
mission will be over. What do you think Star Cluster will have
us do?" Starfire asked.
"I have no idea," Skyview answered.
"Probably spend the rest of our lives taking orders from
him!" Stardust groaned.
As they walked skyview suddenly stopped and turned around.
"What is it?" Stardust asked.
"They're coming!" Skyview answered.
"How do you know?" Starfire asked.
"Hurry, lets hide," Stardust proposed.
They hurried off their trail and hid behind some large bushes.
They laid in the grass ducking low. Skyview and Starfire laid
next to Stardust to keep Lunarstar's white coat hidden.
It wasn't long till even Starfire heard the thundering hooves
beating the ground. Suddenly Banner ran by with a group of soldiers
behind him. Stardust looked at Lunarstar worried that the noise
would wake her up.
When the Soldiers were gone and the thundering hooves couldn't
be heard, Stardust and his brothers left their hiding place.
"I think we better take another way home," Stardust
"If we loose the Princess, Star Cluster will be furious,"
"He's always furious when we fail to do something. I have
a feeling he was just angry with us, I don't think we've seen
his furious side yet," Skyview replied.
"Lets get going, I want to get there before the Princess
wakes up," Stardust lead the way out of the forest across
the meadow, pass homes and into the forest again. As they walked
quietly, Stardust couldn't help feel that he truly didn't want
to go home. He tried to shake the feeling but he couldn't.