Luna was in the large library reading on the couch. She had
her hair up on her head wearing her princess crown and silver
collar. Her mother sat next to her watching her read when a male
white pony entered the room.
He stopped and bowed, "Your Majesty, King Stardust wants
to see both of you in the throne room."
"Thank you," Royal Heart replied.
"Mom, What do you think he wants?" Luna asked curiously.
"I don't know but it's got to be important to interrupt
your reading lesson," Royal Heart answered.
They stood up and left the library. Luna had left the book on
the couch so she can return to it later.
They walked down the long hallway and approached the tall
doors to the throne room. They entered the room and past several
pillars to the stairs. They followed the red carpet past the
water fountain and approached the thrones where Stardust sat
and Blizzard stood next to him.
"Stardust is something wrong?" Royal Heart asked, "I
was in the middle of teaching Luna."
"I don't know Royal Heart. I have just received a letter
from my parents..." Stardust began to explained. Just then
Skyview winked to the throne room with Starfire.
"We were in the middle of something," Skyview told
"I'm sorry but this is important. Mom and dad sent a letter
telling us to go to Paradise Estate. They said it's urgent. They
want the family to go, even Blizzard since he's part of the family
now," Stardust explained. He stood up from his chair, "Now
we're all here. Lets go."
"Now?" Luna asked curiously.
"Yes. I want to be back before nightfall," Stardust
They all followed Stardust out of the throne room and out of
the castle. They walked across the yard and stopped at the gates.
Banner hurried down the steps and approached the King. He bowed
and looked up at him, "Are you going somewhere?"
"Yes. Gather some soldiers for our protection. Banner, I
want you to watch the castle while we're gone. Do not let anyone
in till we get back," Stardust ordered him.
"Yes your Majesty," Banner replied. He turned and hurried
up the steps to gather a medium size army. One by one, soldiers
hurried down the steps and gathered behind the royal family.
Then Banner had the soldiers open the gates.
Stardust and his family walked through the gates and was slowly
approaching Dream Valley. Ponies in town paused and looked. It
rare to see the whole royal family together. As the royal family
got closer to town, ponies hurried out of the way. They stood
on the sidewalk and watched at the Royal family walked through
town with an army of soldiers.
Ponies whispered their names and wondered where they were going.
"Blizzard you've been quiet this morning," Luna observed.
Blizzard smiled, "I just haven't had a reason to talk."
"Oh," Luna replied, "Well you could ask some questions."
"About what?" Blizzard asked, "Your pretty good
at asking all the questions."
"Gee, thanks," Luna replied.
Blizzard smiled, "Your just a bit more curious than I am.
There's nothing wrong with that."
Luna looked at him and smiled.
They continued walking and soon they left town. They followed
the dirt path up a hill and on flat land till the path disappeared.
"Stardust, you're going to have to build a road through
here some day," Royal Heart told him.
"I know. That's on my list of things to do," Stardust
"What list?" Luna asked.
"I just have a list of things I plan to have in Ponyland.
It's not a written list though," Stardust answered.
"What things?" Luna asked curiously.
"So many questions," Blizzard whispered.
Luna blushed, "I can't help it. I just want to know."
"Stardust smiled, "It's alright Luna. I plan to have
doors on the balconies so the castle will stay warmer during
the winter and it'll keep intruders out. Then I have to have
a road built through here and add more houses and stores this
far out. And then I plan to have a school built for little ponies
to go to so it'll give their parents some time to themselves
for awhile. My big problem is finding someone to teach...someone
who knows how to teach and is good with little ponies,"
"Doors on the balconies would be nice. It'll keep all the
noise out. Especially Starfire's constant moving," Skyview
Starfire glared at him, "I can't help it if I'm an active
"Oh would you two give it a rest?" Stardust asked.
The two walked silently glaring at each other while Luna just
Blizzard just looked at them curiously wondering what they were
arguing about which made Luna laugh even harder.
They walked for miles till they saw the peak of Paradise Estate
on cliff. They walked through the forest and up the hill.
"The first thing I'm going to do is make a road through
here," Stardust complained.
"Yes, that would be a good idea," Royal Heart replied.
When they reached the top, Stardust saw that his parents were
standing outside waiting for them.
Stardust approached them and smiled, "mom, dad. What's so
important that we all had to come?"
"Go to the living room and you'll find out," Ribbon
Lock told him.
The soldiers stood outside while the royal family entered the
Stardust led the way into the estate and down the hall to
the living room. When he and his brothers entered the room, they
were shocked to see who was standing there waiting for him.
"Hi, I have come home," Star Cluster replied standing
in the middle of the room. Stardust was to shocked to notice
two unfamiliar ponies on the couch.
"Star Cluster?!" the black ponies asked surprisingly.
"Yes, I'm back," Star Cluster replied.
The black ponies gathered around him and hugged him, smiling.
"We thought you were dead," Stardust replied.
"I'm alive, I wasn't dead," Star Cluster replied still
"We're so glad to see you," Skyview exclaimed.
"Really?" Star Cluster asked smiling.
The black ponies stood back and smiled.
"Of course we are. You're our little brother after all,"
Luna stood staring shockingly at Star Cluster. She could feel
her heart racing. She wasn't sure if she was excited or nervous.
When he noticed her and was approaching, she began to feel shaky
in her legs. Her body felt tired and weak as he got closer.
Blizzard noticed Luna acting strange. He knew something was wrong.
"Luna, what's wrong?" Blizzard asked.
"I...I," Luna could no long find the words to speak.
Her head began to spin. Stardust immediately knew what was wrong
with her. He rushed to her side and picked her up just in time
for her to faint.
"Stardust, what's wrong with her?" Royal Heart asked
Star Cluster felt bad, knowing it had something to do with him.
"She fainted," Stardust answered, "I guess the
shock was to much for her."
Stardust walked to the couch as the two unnoticed ponies moved
out of the way. Stardust carefully set her down, letting her
head rest on a small pillow, "I should had known this would
happened. She fainted once before when she found out I was her
"She didn't always know?" Blizzard asked surprisingly.
"No she didn't. It's along story," Stardust replied.
"You can tell it when I'm not around," Star Cluster
Just then he heard a noise like a pony trying to clear their
"Oh, I can't believe I forgot," Star Cluster exclaimed
walking to a chair next to them. In the chair sat Amyarllis and
Peaches watching them with fascination. It was then that everyone
"This is Amaryllis and her daughter Peaches. I plan to marry
her and live here in Ponyland," Star cluster told them.
"Marry?!" They all asked surprisingly.
"Well, well...our little brother getting married. Who would
have ever guessed," Skyview muttered with a smile.
"I've changed a lot. I'm not the bitter pony you once knew,"
Star Cluster replied, "Amaryllis, these three are my brothers,
the triplets I told you about. Stardust King of Ponyland, Skyview
the second born and Starfire the third born. Next to Stardust
is Royal Heart, Queen of ponyland and on the couch is her daughter,
Blizzard looked at Star Cluster and smiled, "I'm Blizzard,
her fiancee." He stood next to Luna watching her and hoping
she would wake up soon. He looked around for a book or something
and saw a magazine. He picked it up and began fanning her.
"One thing that bother's me, how did you survive the explosion
on the island? Skyview asked.
"I don't' know. I remember holding the pearl. It was glowing,
it was so bright I closed my eyes and when I opened them I saw
Amaryllis and Peaches in the forest where they found me. I was
far from the island. At that time, all I knew was my name. I
couldn't remember anything else so I lived with Amaryllis till
my memories returned. We went to Drakon Island for a vacation
but it was anything but a vacation once we got there. My memories
flooded back to me," Star Cluster paused, "There's
a small part that I still can't remember. I didn't know till
I got here."
"What would that be?" Stardust asked.
"During those thirteen years that I took over Ponyland,"
Star Cluster answered, "Amaryllis heard about me and came
to tell me everything. I can't believe I did that," He turned
and looked at Royal Heart, "I know you must be mad at me
for what I've done."
"Yes, I'm quite upset. I lost thirteen years with my daughter.
I missed everything....but I have been told by Luna what happened
on the island. She said you have changed. I didn't believe it
till now," Royal Heart replied, "You are still part
of the family so I will forgive you," Royal Heart smiled,
"beside I have a chance to raise my baby...I'm a month pregnant
Star Cluster smiled, "Will you tell me when the baby is
born? I wished I had stayed to see Luna born."
"We have a few pictures of her as a baby thanks to her adopted
parents...and of course you can see the baby when it's born,"
Royal Heart replied.
"I'll be sure to get you when it's time. Believe me I'm
not going to let you miss this one," Skyview told him.
"I'm just curious if it'll be a boy or girls this time,"
Starfire wondered out loud.
"Don't even start that. I give up on guessing," Skyview
Luna began to move her leg, moaning softly.
"She's waking up," Blizzard announced.
Stardust hurried to her, along with his brothers and everyone
else in the room.
Luna slowly opened her eyes still feeling a bit weak from
fainting. She was hot but Blizzard's fanning was quickly cooling
"Luna, are you alright" Royal Heart asked worriedly.
"Just tired," Luna whispered.
"Just don't faint again," Star Cluster told her.
Luna looked up at him, she still couldn't believe he was there.
"Star Cluster, after you got blown up, Luna cried all day
for you thinking you were dead," Stardust explained.
"Oh, I see. I'm sorry Luna. I'm not dead, I was blown off
the island and lost my memories. It took me so long to gain them
back but now I'm here just as I promised. I even made up with
my parents. They felt bad for not noticing their baby boy desperately
needed their attention," Star Cluster explained.
Luna slowly sat up still feeling a bit weak but her energy was
returning quickly. Her eyes began to water and tears poured from
her eyes. Luna cried and wiped her tears but it wasn't helping.
"I really thought you were..gone," Luna sobbed, "All
this time...I thought about you...my fifthteenth birthday I remembered
Star Cluster sat down on the couch, "I'm sorry but I'm here
now and I don't plan to do anymore traveling."
Luna suddenly hugged Star Cluster still crying.
"Star Cluster, is she the important pony you told me about?"
"Yes, this is Luna, the one who changed me. She made me
realize I was wrong how I felt towards my brothers and parents...She
is quite important to me," Star Cluster answered.
Luna smiled at him, "Really?"
"Yes, you are," Star Cluster answered smiling at her.
"Ok, this is just to strange," Starfire suddenly said.
"What is?" Stardust asked.
"To see him smiling. I don't think I've ever seen him smile
before," Starfire answered.
Everyone look but Star Cluster had stopped smiling.
"Really?" Star Cluster asked, "I guess I was always
an unhappy little pony," then he looked at Amaryllis and
smiled, "Now I'm a very happy pony."
"I like it when you smile," Luna told him.
"I know, you've told me once before," Star Cluster
Just then Peaches walked up to him and held her front legs up,
Star Cluster picked her up and hugged her.
"Daddy?!" everyone asked surprisingly.
"She's been calling me that since we left the island, that
was when she found out I was gone to marry her mommy," Star
Peaches smiled and hugged him.
"What happened to her real father?" Starfire asked
"He died when she was a baby. Peaches doesn't remember him,"
Amaryllis answered, "We came to stay with Star Cluster because
there is nothing for us in the other world."
"No family?" Royal Heart asked.
"No, just me and Peaches," Amaryllis answered.
"Star Cluster, what happened to the Flaming Pearl?"
Skyview asked quickly changing the subject.
"I don't know," Star cluster answered.
"Exploded, Stardust answered.
"But didn't Teriney say you can't destroy the Pearl?"
"I never did find out what the Pearl is," Amaryllis
"It's a large pearl," Luna answered, "It's always
on fire. It's also talks. It know as Power and wisdom. It can
tell you anything you ever wanted to know, it can also grant
"Like a genie?" Amaryllis asked.
"Yes, but the pearl has the right to say no if she chooses
to. Only the guardian or the pearl and force it to grant unlimited
wishes," Luna answered.
"What Guardian...oh you mean the white dragon?" Amaryllis
"Yes, the dragon's name is Kesia. I used to be Kesia in
my old life but I'm still Guardian of the peal. I'm to protect
it from harm. If the pearl was no destroyed then I must find
it," Luna exclaimed.
"I can't see how your going to find it. Besides the pearl
contacted you before, I'm sure she'll do it again if she's in
any danger," Stardust said.
While they talked Blizzard looked around, he had never been
inside Paradise Estate. A painting hanging on the wall caught
his eye. He walked up to it and stared at it. He recognized Paradise
estate and what looked like a small version of Dream Castle but
the human girl he didn't know. He had never seen a creature like
her before. She resembled the elves but she was much taller.
The pony next to her had a heart locked similar to Luna's but
the girl had on a golden round charm, much like his.
Royal Heart was the one who noticed Blizzard had wondered away
from the group. She walked over to him and looked at what he
was staring at.
"That girl is Megan. She's a human. You won't find humans
in this world," Royal Heart explained to her.
"But where did she come from?" Blizzard asked.
"No is really sure. She didn't come through the gates,"
Royal Heart answered.
"What's the pony wearing around the it's neck?" Blizzard
asked. He was very interested in the painting.
"That is the rainbow locket," Royal Heart answered.
Just then Stardust approached him with his brother and everyone
else behind him.
"I think we still have that. It's in the treasure room,
somewhere," Stardust added.
"You could have used it on me," Star Cluster told him.
"How could I. You were sitting in front of it all those
years," Stardust answered.
"Oh, I forgot about that," Star Cluster replied.
"That necklace around the human's neck looks a lot like
mine," Blizzard pointed out.
everyone got a close look and saw that he was right.
"It sort of does," Stardust replied, "But her's
has a rose on it and no diamonds."
"So, I've seen lots of necklaces that are round with pictures
on it," Starfire exclaimed.
"Yeah, maybe your right," Skyview replied but he wasn't
totally convinced, he couldn't help but feel there was some connections
to her necklace and Blizzard's.
Just then, Sunlight and Ribbon Lock walked into the room with
a large tray of cookies and drinks for everyone.
"I hope you're all hungry," Ribbon Lock exclaimed suddenly.
"Please sit and eat before you leave," Sunlight proposed.
Everyone sat in the chairs and couches eating and talking. They
had quickly forgotten all about the painting and before long
it was time to leave. Luna hugged Star Cluster and left with
her parents, heading for home.