When morning came, Blizzard woke up from his deep sleep and
climbed out of bed, yawning and stretching. He opened the curtains
and rubbed his eyes from the bright sunlight. He looked outside
and saw Luna playing with Starfire in the back yard. He turned
from the window and left the room. He went downstairs and saw
Rosebud setting a plate and a glass of orange juice on the dinning
Rosebud turned and noticed him in the living room, "I was
just about to wake you. Your breakfast is on the table."
Blizzard went to the table and sat down while Rosebud went upstairs
to clean rooms.
Luna held the rope in her mouth and jumped on the porch, then
she dropped the rope smiling.
"I won!" Luna exclaimed.
Starfire stood on the porch and smiled at her, "This time
but next time you won't."
Luna giggled, "We'll see about that." then she looked
at him seriously, "I wish Skyview would play."
"Lets go ask him then," Starfire proposed.
The left the porch and walked into the house with Luna behind
him. He walked to the family room and approached Skyview while
Luna stood back watching.
"Skyview, why don't you play with us?" Starfire asked.
"No, I'm busy reading," Skyview replied without looking
"Your always reading," Starfire complained.
"That's because I love to read," Skyview replied.
Starfire glared at him and then suddenly snatched the book from
him, "Give it a rest for one day."
Skyview stood up and glared at him angrily, "Give me my
"No, I think you need a brake from it," Starfire replied.
Skyview's horn began to glow and suddenly, Starfire was wrapped
in a cloud ball floating off the ground. Skyview approached the
cloud ball and waited a few minutes, then his book appeared from
the cloud ball. Skyview took his book and his horn stopped glowing.
The cloud ball dissolved and Starfire fell to the ground.
"You're a grouch!" Starfire exclaimed.
"I am not!" Skyview replied.
Starfire stood up looking at him angrily, "Keep your nose
in your book. That's what you do best. You've done nothing but
read since we got to this world."
Skyview winked out and appeared at the gate, he sat down and
Luna sighed sadly, "I'm sorry, Starfire."
"Luna, you've done nothing wrong. I want Skyview to play
too," Starfire told her, "Just you wait, before the
day is over, he'll come back wanting to play."
"How do you know?" Luna asked, "He sounded mad."
"I know Skyview better than anyone...just you wait and see,"
Starfire replied, "Maybe Blizzard will want to play?"
Luna smiled greatly.
Starfire left the family room and went to the dinning room where
Blizzard was almost done eating.
"Blizzard, want to play with us?" Starfire asked.
"Sure, let me finish this first," Blizzard replied.
"Meet us in the back yard then," Starfire told him.
Then he and Luna left the dinning room and went outside through
Skyview sat and tried to read but he couldn't stop thinking
what Starfire had told him. He closed his book and sat it down
on the stony floor. He realized Starfire was right, he had spent
to much time reading and not spending enough time with Luna.
He looked up at the tall gate and thought of Blizzard how he
used to walk through it anytime he wanted. How did he do it?
Skyview knew no one can cross the gate when it's closed but Blizzard
has always managed to do it. Was it because he was a special
pony? Did he have an ability to open the gate? Skyview continued
to think up more questions.
He had to talk to Blizzard, he was the only one who would know
the answers. Skyview took his book and winked out, he reappeared
on the porch, watching Starfire, Luna and Blizzard chase each
Starfire for the rope. Blizzard took the rope from Starfire and
ran to the porch. he jumped on the porch and dropped the rope,
Starfire and Luna smiled when they saw Skyview on the porch.
"So you decided to play?" Starfire asked.
"Yes but first I got to ask Blizzard something," Skyview
replied, then he looked at Blizzard, "I was at the gate
and I couldn't help but wonder how do you go through the gate?"
"I just walk threw it," Blizzard replied.
"I know but how?" Skyview asked, "The gate is
closed and doesn't open till the full moon. You shouldn't be
able too go through the gate when it's closed."
"I don't know how. I just walk through it," Blizzard
"I saw you walk through the gate once and it surprised me
to see you do it. When I tried, nothing happened," Starfire
"I haven't seen you go through the gate," Luna commented.
"Blizzard, why don't you show us?" Skyview suggested.
"Ok," Blizzard replied.
"Luna tell your mother where we're going and meet us there,"
Skyview told her.
Luna went into the kitchen while Skyview winked Starfire to the
After Luna told her mother where they were going, she winked
to the gate and waited for Blizzard. In the sky just above the
tree tops was Blizzard in a cluster of snowflakes. He landed
next to Luna and returned to his pony form.
"Ok, Blizzard. walk through the gate and back," Skyview
Blizzard stepped on the platform and walked through the gate
disappearing into nothing. Luna hurried to the gate and put her
hoof through it but nothing happened. Just then Blizzard walked
back through the gate.
"Wow, you really walked through it," Luna exclaimed
"Now, you didn't do anything, did you?" Starfire asked.
"No," Blizzard answered.
"How though?" Skyview asked out loud.
Starfire stared at Blizzard's golden necklace and he remembered
seeing Blizzard with it all the time.
"Blizzard, have you always worn that necklace?" Starfire
"Yes, I never take it off," Blizzard replied.
"So you worn it going through the gate?" Skyview asked.
"Yes," Blizzard answered, wondering where all the questions
was leading to.
"Take it off and try walking through the gate," Skyview
"I'd rather not take it off," Blizzard told him.
"I'll hold it for you," Luna proposed.
Blizzard looked at her seriously and then took his necklace off,
"Don't let anyone touch it."
Then he turned and walked through the gate but this time nothing
happened. He didn't cross the gate to the other world.
Skyview smiled greatly, "It's your necklace that allows
you to walk through the gate. I bet it acts like a key and unlocks
the gate just for you."
Blizzard took his necklace and put it around his neck.
"Where did you get it?" Starfire asked.
"I don't know, I've always had it," Blizzard answered.
"The key," Luna muttered, she suddenly stared at nothing
as she began to remember something. Her memory was blurry but
she could hear someone talk.
Skyview approached Luna and shook her, causing her to snap out
of her deep thoughts.
"Luna are you alright?" Skyview asked, "You just
said The Key."
Luna blinked as if she didn't know what he was talking about.
"I did?" Luna asked.
"I'm standing next to you and even I heard you say it,"
"Luna are you remembering anything?" Starfire asked.
"I...I'm not sure," Luna replied trying to remember
what it was that she saw.
"What did you see?" Starfire asked.
"Nothing, it was to blurry," Luna replied.
"Luna, do you know anything about Blizzard's necklace?"
"No," Luna replied.
"The key, I like the name. It's plain and simple,"
Luna smiled at him.
"The key. I wonder where it came from?" Skyview asked,
"Who ever gave the key to Blizzard must know something about
the gates that we don't know."
They all stood and stared at the gates wondering about it's mysteries.
They thought they knew everything about the Gates but they were
wrong. What secrets did the gate hold?