Night had fallen and Buster and Charades waited for Luna at
the bottom of the stairs.
"Hurry, the Gate is opened," Charades yelled.
"I'm coming in a minute. I have to clean my face first,"
Luna yelled back.
Meanwhile, not to far, Stardust and his brothers walked through
the gate with two soldiers who stood guard by the gate. Their
coats glowed as did the black ponies golden callers and Stardust's
crown. The ruins was lit brightly, enabling them to see around.
The sky was very dark, only the Full moon and the twinkling stars
glowed brightly. The forest was quiet except for the crickets
in the meadow.
"She should be here," Stardust remarked looking around.
"Maybe they left the house late?" Starfire guessed.
"Or we could be to late," Skyview added.
"Skyview, go to the house and find out where Luna is,"
Stardust told him.
"Ok," Skyview replied and then he winked out.
Skyview appeared in the house at the door, surprisingly, Buster
and Charades. Luna was just going downstairs when she saw Skyview.
She smiled greatly and ran to him, giving him a hug.
"I missed you," Luna exclaimed happily.
"So have I," Skyview replied smiling, "Wait here.
I'll be right back." Skyview let go and winked out, reappeared
in front of his brothers, "She is there. She was just late
getting out of the house."
"Take us there," Stardust told him.
"At the same time?" Skyview asked, "I don't think
I've done that before."
"You could try," Starfire proposed, "It shouldn't
hurt to find out if you can."
"Well, normally I just touch you but I can't touch both
of you at the same time," Skyview replied.
"How about if we touch you?" Stardust suggested.
Skyview smiled, "It might work." He lit his horn and
bent his head down, "Now go ahead."
Stardust and Starfire both touched his horn and suddenly they
winked out. They reappeared in the living room surprising everyone.
Luna smiled greatly, "Dad!"
Stardust turned and smiled, he stood on his hind legs and hugged
"Not..too..tight," Luna breathed.
"Sorry, I'm just happy to see you and unharmed," Stardust
"I'm fine, why wouldn't I be?" Luna asked letting go
and looking up at him.
"Luna, we've come to warn you about the ice blue pony. Thanks
to Starfire, we learned he is Blizzard."
"I know," Luna replied sadly, "He ran and isn't
"What?" his brothers asked.
"What do you mean?" Stardust asked, "What happened?"
Charades came forward, "King Stardust, I think I have better
explain. A few nights ago, Me and Buster saw him flying over
the park. We followed him hoping to catch him and get some answers.
I had no idea Princess Luna was following us and her two friends,
Blueberry and Raspberry was following her."
"I have a feeling where this is going," Starfire muttered.
"Well, we found him at a shack in the forest..." Charades
"A shack?" Stardust asked, "It was it near the
cliffs by the ocean?"
"Yes it was," Charades looked at him surprisingly.
"Me and my brothers stayed there while we were here in this
world," Stardust explained, "Blizzard must have ran
across it by accident."
"Well, we fought him there. Then he threw icy darts at us,
one of them hit a tree branch above Princess Luna. The branch
broke and fell on her, knocking her out. Blizzard was so upset
thinking he had killed her. He apologized and ran off. That's
that last time we saw him," Charades finished explaining.
"Luna, are you alright?" Stardust asked her.
"Yes I'm find. I just have a slight bruise on my shoulder,"
Luna replied smiling.
"Do you know where Blizzard went?" Skyview asked.
"No I don't," Charades asked.
Rosebud approached the black ponies, "Why are you looking
for him. He's gone and isn't coming after Lunarstar."
"Because he's in serious trouble with his father and we
got to help him," Stardust replied.
Luna looked at him worriedly, "What do you mean trouble?"
Stardust looked at her seriously, "His father punishes him
with fire, burning his legs and from what I can tell he yells
at him a lot. Blizzard is scared of his father, so scared that
he won't let anyone help him. I was hoping you could talk him
into letting us help him but we are to late."
Luna looked at his flightily, "he never told me that. Burn?...Dad,
will he be alright?"
"I don't know. Now that he thinks he had accomplished his
orders..." Stardust began to say.
"He hasn't," Buster suddenly said interrupting him,
"I'm sorry but I heard Blizzard say his father wanted proof
that Princess Luna was dead. He was to bring her horn to him
as proof and as you can see, he did not do that."
"He's in serious trouble with his father," Starfire
Everyone stood silently wondering what had became of Blizzard.
Was he alright? Did his father kill him? Or did he get burned
As they started to talk, there was a faint knock at the door.
Everyone in the room didn't hear it except for Skyview.
"Someone is at the door," Skyview said.
"Are you sure?" Rosebud asked him, "I didn't hear
"Super ears can hear a pin drop," Starfire explained.
Skyview glared at him, "Super ears?"
Starfire smiled at him.
Rosebud walked to the door and cracked it opened to her shocking
surprise it was Blizzard. Most of his fur was gone, his mane
was gone and he was covered in some green thin slime.
"Blizzard?" Rosebud asked. She could hardly recognize
He didn't dare move, only his tears dripped to the ground. Luna
opened the door when she heard his name. She stopped and gasped
shockingly at him. Blizzard looked up at her surprisingly forgetting
the stinging pain he was feeling.
"Your...alive?" Blizzard whispered.
Luna was to shocked at the sight of him to answer.
"Starfire, take her to bed," Stardust told him.
Starfire grabbed her and carried her in his arms up the stairs.
"Starfire, let me go. That was him wasn't it?" Luna
Starfire carried her into her room and sat her on her bed.
"Starfire," Luna called to him.
"Yes it was him. Now stay here," Starfire told her.
"But Starfire. What happened to him?" Luna asked.
"I don't know but you'll just get in the way if you come
downstairs. He looks like he's in a lot of pain and we're going
to do our best to help him. Now I want your promise me that you'll
stay in your room," Starfire replied.
"Ok as long as you promise to tell me what's going on,"
Starfire smiled, "Ok I will." Then he turned and left
the room. He walked down stairs and joined his brothers outside.
"Lets put him in back," Skyview suggested.
"Why not in the house?" Rosebud asked.
"That stuff that's on him is eating at his skin. It'll eat
anything it touches. I don't think you want holes in your floors,"
"Well, the back yard sounds like a better place," Rosebud
"Blizzard, follow me to the backyard," Booster told
him and led the way around the side of the house. Blizzard walked
slowly, feeling every pain on his body.
When he reached the back yard, he stopped and stood there not
wanting to move again.
"Blizzard, what happened?" Stardust asked, "how
did you get that stuff on you?"
Blizzard's tears continued to fall as he thought of his furious
father, "I returned without proof that Princess Luna was
dead. Father was so furious at me. He threw fireballs at me.
I had no idea he could throw fireballs. He missed me and got
angrier. When he couldn't fry me, he spit at me. I cried so loudly,
it hurt. I ran out of the house with father chasing me. I flew
to a lake to wash it off but it wouldn't come off. It's stuck
to me. I didn't know where to go so I came here. I haven't slept
for a day and...I'm so very tired."
"Well that explains why your not yelling in pain,"
"Too tired," Blizzard replied.
"If it's suppose to eat anything then why isn't it eating
his necklace?" Buster asked observing the slim covered golden
necklace on Blizzard's neck.
"Blizzard, is that pure gold?" Stardust asked.
"Yes," Blizzard answered as tears continued to fall
from the pain he was feeling.
"Apparently, it can't eat everything," Stardust replied.
"How can we get that off of him?" Rosebud asked.
"He will have to be scrubbed," Stardust replied.
"And it's going to hurt worse than that slimy stuff,"
"I got a few scrub brushes then," Rosebud told them.
"It's probably best we give him a bath outside," Skyview
"Are you two staying here?" Stardust asked.
"Well...uh...yes, me and Starfire can watch out for Blizzard,"
"Thanks for inviting me," Starfire whispered, glaring
Skyview smiled at Starfire.
"Skyview can you take me back to the gate?" Stardust
"Sure," Skyview replied.
"Let me say goodbye to Luna first," Stardust told him,
then he turned and walked into the house.
"I'm going to need a rope or something to muzzle him so
he doesn't wake the neighbors and we'll need a lot of scrub brushes,"
Skyview told Rosebud and Booster.
Stardust went upstairs and into Luna's room. He caught her
looking out her window. Luna turned and smiled greatly when she
saw her father.
"Dad, Blizzard looks awful," Luna told him.
"I know and he's going to be taken care of," Stardust
replied walking around her bed.
"What's all over his legs?" Luna asked worriedly.
"Burns his father gave him. I plan to take him back to Dream
Castle and have those cleared up," Stardust replied.
"That can be gone?" Luna asked surprisingly.
"I know a few unicorns than can clear anything the skin
touches," Stardust replied.
"How come your so nice to him. I thought you would hate
him for what he's done," Luna remarked.
"He's a lost little pony and very confused. I just feel
sorry for him and want to help him get on his feet the right
way," Stardust replied.
"Dad what's all over Blizzard's body?" Luna asked.
"The burns?" Stardust asked.
"No the green stuff," Luna replied.
"Oh, he said his father spit at him. It eats anything it
touches," Stardust replied.
"Spit at him?" Luna asked. She couldn't help be felt
it sounded familiar, like she had heard it once before.
"What is it?" Stardust asked worriedly seeing the puzzled
look on her face.
"It sounds familiar," Luna replied.
"Skyview and Starfire had it on them once," Stardust
"They have?" Luna asked.
"You didn't know?" Stardust asked.
"No," Luna replied, "But still It feels familiar."
"Luna, you know something I don't?" Stardust asked.
"I don't know Dad. I can't remember what it was," Luna
"Well tell me as soon as you remember," Stardust told
"I will. You'll be the first to know,"Luna replied.
"Well, I came up here to say goodbye," Stardust said,
changing the subject.
Luna looked at him sadly, "Your leaving?"
"Yes Luna, I got a Kingdom to run," Stardust replied.
He sat on the bed with Luna, "Your mother misses you."
Luna reached over to him and hugged him tightly, "Say hi
to mom for me."
"I will," Stardust replied, "Stay out of trouble
while I'm gone."
"I will," Luna replied as a tear came out of her eye.
She hated to see him leave but she knew he had to go.
Stardust let go and stroked her long white hair, "I'll miss
you. I hope someday you can stay at the castle with me and your
"I wish the gate was always opened," Luna muttered.
"Well, you made them didn't you, so maybe you know away
for the gates to stay opened and you just forgot," Stardust
"I would certainly not forget something like that,"
Stardust smiled, "Well I have better be going. See you when
the gate opens again."
"Bye," Luna exclaimed and sat watching as her father
leave her room.
Stardust walked downstairs, through the kitchen and out the
back door. He stood on the porch of the wood beams watching Starfire
and Skyview scrub Blizzard in a large tub bucket, filled with
water. Blizzard close his eyes tightly as tears streaming out
of his eyes from the burning pain of being scrubbed hard. His
mouth was tied shut with a rope so he couldn't make any sounds.
"Where's Buster and Charades?" Stardust asked.
"They went to get more brushes," Booster answered.
A small patch of green slim was finally scrubbed off and Blizzard's
fur suddenly grew.
"That's just amazing," Rosebud muttered, "I mean
to see it grow back."
"Just wait till they get done," Stardust replied smiling,
"Skyview, take me to the Gate."
Skyview put the brush down and walked up to Stardust with his
horn glowing. He laid him horn on Stardust and suddenly winked
out. A few minutes later he winked back again. Then he took his
brush and continued scrubbing. Buster and Charades finally returned
with six more brushes.
"We're very tired," Charades told Skyview, "We're
going to leave. See you tomorrow."
"Ok," Skyview replied.
Rosebud and Booster stood outside watching as the green slime
on Blizzard was slowly being scrubbed from him body.
A few hours had went by and Blizzard's coat finely grew back.
All that was left was one leg to scrub.
"We'll need some towels and a bucket of water," Skyview
Rosebud went in the house for towels while Booster went inside
to fill a bucket with water.Rosebud came downstairs just as Booster
had finished filling the bucket. They walked outside and saw
Skyview had finished scrubbing the leg. Blizzard stood with his
head lowered and his eyes closed. He had stopped crying and looked
Skyview took the bucket and slowly poured it on Blizzard's back
and neck. Skyview put the bucket on the grass and took a towel
"Blizzard, move out of the tub bucket," Skyview told
him but Blizzard didn't move.
Starfire lightly shook him to wake him up, "Blizzard step
out of the tub."
Blizzard opened his eyes and stepped out of the tub then he stood
in the grass with his eyes closed again. Starfire took a towel
and the two began rubbing him dry.
Blizzard felt so very tired he didn't care how sore he felt,
he just wanted to sleep. His legs felt shaky and he was starting
to loose his vision.
Suddenly his knees gave in and he fell to the ground.
"Blizzard, are you ok?" Starfire asked.
Blizzard laid his head in the grass with his eyes half closed.
"So tired," he whispered tiredly.
"Come on, let hurry and dry him," Skyview told Starfire,
"Booster, do you still have that guest room?"
"Yes," Booster replied.
"The three of us will be sleeping in there," Skyview
"I'll get the room ready for you three then," Booster
replied, then he and Rosebud turned walking back into the house.
Once Blizzard was dried, Starfire left the towels on the pouch
while Skyview picked up Blizzard who had fallen asleep.
"He's really tired not to feel the soreness," Starfire
"Well, he's going to feel it in the morning," Skyview
Starfire opened the door letting Skyview carry Blizzard into
the house. Then they walked up stairs and into the guest room.
Starfire caught Luna peaking out the door.
"Is he alright?" Luna asked, "Are you two staying
"He will be fine now and yes we are staying," Starfire
Luna smiled greatly, "Really?....both of you?"
Starfire walked up to her and smiled, "Yes now get some
sleep. I'll see you tomorrow."
Luna smiled, "Goodnight." then she closed the door.
Starfire walked into the guest room and saw Skyview laying Blizzard
on the bed on top of the covers.
Rosebud and Booster had blankets and pillows on the floor on
each side of the bed.
"Should you put the covers over him?" Starfire asked.
"No, he'll be to sore to have anything touch him. Trust
me I know how it feels to have half of your body scrubbed,"
Rosebud and Booster said goodnight to them and left the room
closing the door behind them.
"Well lets get some sleep," Skyview told him after
laying Blizzard on the bed.
They took their Blankets and laid them on the floor then they
took their pillow and sat it above their blanket.
"Goodnight," they said to each other. Then they laid
down under their blanket and fell fast asleep.