The sky was getting dark and Luna was constantly watching
the window. she was in her earth pony form ready to leave the
"Mom, Dad are you going with us?" Luna asked still
staring out the window.
"No, not this time," Booster replied, "We thought
you should have time alone with your real parents."
"Oh," Luna replied as she turned and looked at them.
"Say hi to them for us," Rosebud added.
Luna smiled, "I will."
Buster and Charades walked in to the living room from the kitchen.
"Ready to go?" Charades asked her.
"Yes," Luna replied.
"We better hurry, te Gate will open any minute," buster
"Bye, see you when I get back," Luna told her parents
and then she followed Buster and Charades out the door.
They walked from the yards and into the forest. The sun setting
fast, only half the sun was left. Once they were deep in the
thick forest, Luna's horn began to glow, He white hair turned
white and her wings appeared. Buster and Charades watched her
as she changed.
"Still not used to it?" Luna asked.
"Yes but it's interesting to see you do it," Charades
"Oh," Luna replied smiling.
The walked through the forest to a hill where the trail began.
As the climbed the hill the sun had only a sliver left and their
coats started to glow.
They hurried up the hill and into the forest. By the time they
reached the meadow, the sun had disappeared and they were glowing.
"The gate is opened!" Luna exclaimed worriedly.
"We'll be there soon," Buster assured her.
They walked through the meadow to the ruins. Luna smiled greatly
when she saw her father and two uncles standing in front of the
Gate. Luna ran to Stardust leaving Buster and Charades behind.
"Dad!" Luna cried. She stopped next to him and nuzzled
his muscular shoulder and his black hair.
Stardust wore a crown so he had to be carful how far he could
look down at her.
"It's good to see you too, Luna," Stardust replied.
"It's a bit boring at the castle without you," Starfire
"Believe me, it has been boring for me at all. He always
wants to play with me," Skyview exclaimed.
"Of course, Stardust is too busy and your doing nothing."
"I'm reading or was till you come in," Skyview replied.
Luna giggled, it was good to hear her uncles argue again and
hear her father tell them to knock it off.
Blizzard stood behind on the other side of the meadow watching.
He could get over their coats glowing, even his coat was glowing.
"Teriney never told me about the glow," Blizzard thought,
"I got to get closer and listen but how, they'll see me.
I'm surprised none of them noticed me from here." She turned
into a cluster of snow flakes and quickly flew among the tall
grass careful as to not make the grass move much. He flew into
the forest and found a close spot in a ditch behind some bushes.
He appeared in his pony form hoping the bushes would hide his
glow. He laid in the grass silently listening closely.
As soon as Buster and Charades arrived they bowed. Stardust
smiled and nodded his head.
"Dad, where's mom?" Luna asked.
"She had a busy day. She wanted to come but she fell asleep.
I just couldn't wake her up."
Luna looked at his sadly.
"I'll be sure she comes next time," Stardust added.
"I miss her though," Luna replied.
"I'll tell her that," Stardust told her, "So what
have you been doing?"
Just then Charades caught something in the forest out of the
corner of his eye. It was hard to tell, all he saw was a faint
"Don't say anything," Charades whispered catching Stardust
and everyone by surprise, " I'm sorry but there's something
to your left. It's a faint light."
Stardust looked and saw what Charades was talking about.
"Skyview, check it out," Stardust whispered.
Blizzard noticed something was wrong. Their voices suddenly
got quiet. He wasn't sure what was happening till he saw Skyview
turn into a cloud and headed his way.
"They must have seen me," Blizzard whispered to himself.
He turned into a cluster of snow flakes and blew out of the forest,
past the black ponies.
"That wind is so cool," Starfire complained.
"To cold for this time of year," Stardust replied.
A minute later, Skyview returned changing back to his pony form,
"Who ever it was is gone."
"Someone was there?" Starfire asked.
"Yes, I heard them but when I looked they were gone. I searched
the area and they simply disappeared," Skyview replied.
"That wind wasn't normal either," Stardust commented,
he looked down at Luna, "Have you noticed any unicorns or
ponies with hairy feet?"
"No, I haven't," Luna answered.
"King Stardust, last night Princess Luna returned home frozen.
She had icicles all over her," Charades quickly said.
"Icicles?" the black ponies asked.
"Luna, what happened?" Stardust asked.
Luna sighed, She was getting tired of repeating the same story,
"I was outside running through the forest when a cold wind
and snow appeared, surrounding me. I came home as soon as I could."
"A cold wind?" Starfire asked, "Like the one that
went by a minute ago?"
"Ummm...sort of but much colder," Luna answered.
Stardust stood silently thinking. Could the wind that went by
be connected to the winter wind of last night? Could it be who
ever was watching them caused the wind and if so, why? The more
he thought about it the more worried he felt for Luna.
"Starfire, stay here with Luna, Buster and Charades,"
Stardust told him.
"Umm, ok," Starfire replied, not sure why Stardust
wanted him to stay.
Luna smiled greatly at him and yet she felt there was a reason
for him staying.
"Why?" Starfire asked.
"I'm just a little worried about that wind. I want you to
check it out," Stardust told him.
"How do I do that, it's just a wind," Starfire told
"I doubt it's just a wind. Someone was here watching us,
then they disappeared and that cold wind blew by. It tried to
freeze Luna last night. Starfire, just see what you can find
out," Stardust explained.
"Ok," Starfire replied, then he looked at Luna and
smiled, "Looks like I'll be with you for a month."
Luna smiled greatly, "Great! We can go flying or exploring
through the forest. Maybe even walking through town or playing."
"Well, I'll take this opportunity to read my books then,"
"Enjoy it while you can till I get back," Starfire
Skyview smiled greatly, "Oh I plan on it. I'll enjoy every
minute of it."
"Where will you stay?" Buster asked.
"He can stay at my parent's house. They have an extra room
for guests," Luna answered.
"Oh, I forgot about that," Buster exclaimed.
"It'll be fun to have you around," Luna told him.
Starfire could tell Luna was very excited about having her uncle
staying with her.
"Maybe Skyview will stay were next," Stardust proposed.
"Then I have better get a lot of reading done," Skyview
"Just what do you see in those books?" Starfire asked.
"If you actually read a few, then you might know."
"I could if I could stay awake long enough," Starfire
"It'll be peace and quiet at the castle for a month without
you to arguing," Stardust quickly said.
Starfire and Skyview stood and glared at each other.
They spent the night talking and laughing. When it was time
to go, Luna hug her father and Skyview then left with Starfire,
Buster and Charades.