Luna slept soundly on her warm bed. The purple covers laied
out smoothly over her with only her head showing.
"Wake up, Luna," A sweet voice said.
Luna opened her eyes and yawned, then he looked up and saw her
mother at her bedside. Royal Heart had her mane up with curls
stringing down to her sides. She wore her large tiara and her
silver collar covered in diamonds. Royal Heart smiled at Luna,
"Come on time to get up."
Luna looked outside and saw the sun was just rising over the
"It's too early," Luna whispered as she yawned.
"This is the time you'll have to get up every morning. We
all do, Luna. There's a lot that needs to be done. Now get up
or you'll be late for breakfast and don't forget your collar,"
Royal Heart replied. She walked from the bed and left the room.
Luna threw the covers off of her and climbed out of bed. She
stretched her legs and then flapped her wings. She walked over
to her dresser that sat on the same side as her door. She picked
up her white and gold brush and began brushing her hair. Once
she had brushed the mess out of her hair she sat the brush on
her dresser next to her collar. Then she picked up her collar
from her green pillow and slipped it on her neck. Luna stood
and admired her collar in the mirror against her long white mane.
She turned from the dresser and left her room. She walked down
the tall hallway as she past a few maids.
"Good morning, Princess Luna," a yellow unicorn said.
"Good morning, Princess Luna," a green Pegasus said.
Luna stopped and smiled at them, "Good morning," Then
she continued walking till she came to the wide staircase.
She walked downstairs and when she reached the bottom steps
she turned left and continued walking till she came upon some
tall white doors. She could hear her parents and uncles voices.
Skyview and Starfire argued as always which made Luna want to
laugh. She opened the doors and walked in. Her parents sat together
at the end of the table. Her uncles sat on opposite sides of
each other. Luna noticed an empty chair next to her mother.
"Well, good morning Luna," Stardust exclaimed happily.
"Good morning," Luna replied as she walked around Starfire
to sit at the empty seat.
"I sent a note to your grandparents. They might come today
and see you," Stardust told her.
"Really?" Luna asked smiling.
"You can spend the whole day with them if they come,"
Royal Heart added.
Just then five servants walked in with silver trays. They walked
to the table and set a plates down. Luna noticed she got pancakes
while her parents got eggs and toast. Her uncles got pancakes
and eggs. The servants turned and left the room. Everyone at
the table sat and eat quietly till they were done.
"Skyview I want you to check the farmers and see what you
can do about their pest problem. Starfire, go with him and see
what kind of animal is ruining the crops. I want that problem
taken care of today," Stardust told them.
"Ok, Stardust," Skyview answered.
"Pest problem?" Starfire asked.
"I'm sorry, I forgot you haven't been here in a while. The
farmers are complaining about something is going through their
crops and taking it or ruining it," Stardust explained.
"Is it a big animal or small?" Starfire asked.
"That is why I'm sending you two to find out," Stardust
answered, he looked at Royal Heart, "Now shall we go to
the throne room?"
Royal Heart stood up while noticing Luna still sitting, "Well,
come on Luna. Your coming with us till we hear from your grandparents."
Luna smiled and stood up. Then she followed her parents out of
Luna followed them to the throne room. They walked past two
soldiers in armor as they went into the room. Luna followed them
past the long green curtains and past two pillars. Then she walked
down the white staircase following the red carpet. She walked
to the large square water fountain and continued to the thrones.
"Why isn't there one for me?" Luna asked.
"They're only for a King and Queen. A Princess doesn't need
one," Stardust answered.
"Oh," Luna replied.
"Want to try it?" Royal Heart asked.
"Yes I would," Luna replied as she remembered not to
Luna sat down at her mothers golden throne.
"Well?" Stardust asked.
"It's...comfortable," Luna answered.
Royal Heart smiled greatly, "Yes it is."
Luna sat and looked around the large room, it was quite pretty
from where she sat. She looked up at her parents with a sudden
thought, "Since this is a castle, does it have a treasure
"It does. Come I'll show you, just don't tell anyone. Only
the family knows where it's at," Stardust replied.
Luna stood up and followed her father behind the thrones. He
walked to his throne and stood waiting for Luna.
"See the crescent moons?" Stardust pointed.
"Yes," Luna replied.
There were two crescent moons on the back of his throne at the
top, each facing the opposite of each other. Below them was the
"Press the one on the left," Stardust told her.
Luna pressed on the left moon with her hoof and suddenly jumped
at a light rumbling sound.
"Come," Stardust told her.
She followed him to the large green hanging curtain behind the
throne and moved it to the side, revealing a door. Royal Heart
stood at the thrones watching in case the grandparents came.
"Light your horn," Stardust told her.
Luna lit her horn and was surprised at the number of diamonds,
rubies and colored stones in all different sizes. She also saw
small golden pony statues and golden vases. On one side of the
wall were two large chests. Luna walked up to them and opened
it. Inside were golden coins, jewelry and Pearls.
"This will help us see better," Stardust said.
Luna turned around and saw her father standing on his hind legs
in the center of the room. In front of him was something large
covered in a black thick cloth. Stardust moved the black cloth
and revealed a large glowing rock which lit the room.
"A...glowing rock?" Luna asked shockingly while the
light from her horn dimmed.
"Yes, there's very few of them. This was the biggest ever
found or so I was told," Stardust replied.
Luna looked around the room and saw golden and silk curtains
hanging on the walls. On one side of the room was a large painting
of an earth pony's head.
"Who is that?" Luna asked.
"Our ancestor. He was the first King," Stardust answered.
"He could be one of the two ponies from the other world
on Drakon Island," Luna guessed.
"He very well could be," Stardust replied wondering
if Luna was right.
"But If there's two, where's the other one?" Luna asked
"I don't know, Luna," Stardust answered.
They stood and stared at the light orange pony with yellow, red
and green mane. His eyes were green.
"Well, lets leave," Stardust told her.
He covered the glowing rock and left the room with Luna, "Now
press the other moon."
Luna walked up to the throne and pressed the moon on the right.
Suddenly she heard another rumbling sound.
"Is it closed?" Luna asked curiously.
"Yes it is," Stardust answered.
"Luna," Royal Heart called to her, "What did you
think of the room?"
"It's so pretty in there. I never seen so much gold especially
real gold. That glowing rock is fascinating," Luna answered.
Her parents laughed.
"Yes it is," Royal Heart replied.
Luna walked up to her mother and stood in front of her while
noticing how large the water fountain is.
"Why do you have such a large water fountain in the middle
of the room?" Luna asked.
"That's for sea ponies when they come to see us or when
we have a party," Royal Heart answered.
Luna looked at her parents, "When do I get a crown?"
"Not for a while," Royal Heart answered.
"But when?" Luna asked.
"On your 16th birthday," Stardust answered.
"Why then?" Luna asked.
"It's a sign of you growing up. A sign of you becoming a
teenager and that's when your aging process slows down,"
Royal Heart answered.
"Do you age slowly?" Luna asked.
"No, unfortunately," Royal Heart answered, "It's
just on your fathers side of the family."
"Why?" Luna asked, "Could it be because the family
has a bit of Dragon in them?"
"What's a dragon got to do with aging?" Stardust asked
"A dragon can live a very long time. They age very slowly,"
"Oh I see. Yes it could be, Luna," Stardust replied.
"What Dragon?" Royal Heart asked.
"Keisa. Remember I told you about Drakon Island?" Stardust
"Oh yes. The white dragon that's suppose to be Luna,"
Royal Heart suddenly remembered.
"Before I died I gave all I had, including my dragon powers
to two ponies. Those two ponies could have gone to this world,"
"That's why my family has strange abilities and powers,"
"Is that why you and your brothers are the first black ponies?"
Royal Heart asked.
"I don't know. There has never been male unicorns or male
pegasus in my family before or any strange defects," Stardust
"I have no idea why," Luna replied after noticing her
parents looking at her.
Just then Luna's grandparents walked in the room and down the
stairs. They walked around the water fountain and stood in front
"We got your note and had to come," Sunlight said.
"I thought you might," Stardust replied, he looked
down at Luna, "Go and spend some time with them. Me and
your mother will see you later."
"Ok," Luna replied. She left the thrones and walked
up to her grandparents who eagerly waited for her. Sunlight gave
Luna a hug and then Ribbon Lock.
"We missed you," Sunlight told her.
"I missed you too," Luna replied.
"Lets walk around and talk," Ribbon Lock suggested.
Luna smiled and followed her grandparents out of the throne room.
As Luna left the throne room she noticed Starfire and Skyview
walking towards the throne room. She feared Starfire was going
to tell her father everything, including about Blueberry.
"Luna, are you ok?" Sunlight asked.
Luna looked up at her and smiled, "I'm fine."
"That's good," Ribbon Lock replied.
She continued to follow them as she worried about what her father
was going to say to her later.
"Where are we going?" Luna asked.
"I want to show you something," Ribbon Lock answered.
The walked down several long hallways till they came to a tall
white and gold door. Ribbon Lock lead them inside the white room.
The floor was a light green carpet and the windows were tall.
Above them was a crystal chandelier. In the center were two dark
green velvet couches with a glass table between them. Luna saw
other tables with flower vases and a stack of books.
"Starfire didn't show me this room," Luna exclaimed
"He probably showed you the rooms that were most important
or thought you would like," Ribbon Lock explained,"
this room is the meeting room where the king often met with other
Kings to talk about important maters," Ribbon lock pointed
to the other side of the room, "This is what I wanted to
Luna looked at what he was pointing and saw a very large map
that hung on the wall framed in gold. Luna walked over to the
map and stared at it. She saw Ponyland in the center and other
kingdoms around it.
"Ponyland is really big," Luna commented.
"Yes it certainly is," Sunlight replied.
"There's lots of kingdoms. More than I thought," Luna
"Yes but some of those are pony kingdoms, Luna. Out of all
those kingdoms there are six pony kingdoms who are descendants
of the six Princess ponies."
"Princess ponies?" Luna asked curiously.
"A very long time ago there were six princesses who held
all magic on this planet in their wands. With them were six booshwoolies.
Well, over time the Princess separated and got married, each
having a Kingdom," Ribbon Lock explained.
"But the royal family of Ponyland isn't from one of those
Princesses?" Luna asked.
"That's right, we are not," Sunlight answered.
Luna figured they weren't. They were from two ponies who came
from another world.
"That's...so interesting," Luna commented.
"Yes it is," Sunlight replied.
"Come, I think there's lot about Ponyland and it's history
you need to know," Ribbon Lock told her.
"What happened to Wishes?" Luna asked, "I only
saw him once."
"He left to visit other booshwoolies. I'm sorry you keep
missing him," Sunlight replied.
Luna turned and followed her grandparents out of the room.
Starfire had just told Stardust, Royal Heart and Skyview about
Blizzard which surprises them.
"So he's returned," Stardust exclaimed sitting on his
throne, "and you don't know how he goes through the gate
when it's not even a full moon?"
"No I don't," Starfire replied.
"How can that pony possibly go through the gate?" Skyview
asked, "It shouldn't even be possible."
"There's a lot about that pony that shouldn't be possible,"
Stardust pointed out.
"He sat quietly thinking about the pony while Royal Heart
talked. He didn't want to tell anyone but he felt very worried
for Luna. He feared the pony could be after her.
"What did he look like?" Royal Heart asked.
"He's Ice blue, that's all I can tell. He wore a dark hooded
cloak so I couldn't see his face or the rest of him," Starfire
"That pony is to dangerous for Buster and Charades. Even
for you Starfire," Stardust suddenly said, "Skyview,
when Luna returns to the other world, I want you to go with her.
Try and catch that pony but be very careful."
"Ok," Skyview replied.
"Oh that reminds me. There's a pony there that loves Luna
and she loves him," Starfire exclaimed.
"Is he serious about her?" Stardust asked.
"Me, Buster and Charades thinks so," Starfire replied.
"Have you told her she is to marry a Prince from this world?"
"Yes and she got upset with me. Buster and Charades told
her too and she didn't take it to well. She is determine to marry
anyone she wants."
"Who is this boy that she loves?" Royal Heart asked.
"I will talk to her about this later. Skyview, when you
return with her, make sure she does not get to attached to him,"
"Ok," Skyview replied.
"Well, Stardust if you don't mind I think I'll go and see
how Luna is doing," Royal Heart stood up and quickly left
"We better be going. We still have to check out the farmer's
problem," Skyview told him. Starfire turned and followed
Skyview out of the room while Stardust sat and thought about
what Starfire had told him.
Luna walked with her grandparents for hours wondering around
the castle looking at painting and learning more about Ponyland
and Dream Castle. She saw paintings of her father and uncles.
When she came upon a painting of the black ponies and Star Cluster,
she stopped and stared. A tear fell from her cheak as she remembered
Star Cluster on the island and how much fun she had with him.
"I miss him," Luna muttered.
Her grandparents stood silenty looking at the painting when Royal
Heart showed up.
"What's wring Luna?" Royal Heart asked noticing a tear
fall from her cheek.
"I miss Star Cluster," Luna replied, "He was going
to return with us and set things right."
Royal Heart didn't reply at first, she couldn't help but feel
a dislike for Star Cluster for what he's done.
"Mom?" Luna called to her wondering why she wasn't
"I'm sorry Luna but I don't think much of him, not after
what he's done."
"I feel it's our fault. He was the baby of the family and
needed our attention," Sunlight finally said.
"We were to busy and wrapped up in things to notice it.
He did everything to get our attention, he even took Ponyland
to do it. It's really our fault he turned out the way he did.
Star Cluster used to be a fun and playful little boy like Starfire,"
Ribbon Lock added.
"He still is," Luna quickly said, "He and I were
on Drakon Island at the beach playing. He even played with Starfire."
"Really?" Royal Heart asked surprisingly.
"He had changed, Mom. He's not the Star Cluster you knew."
Royal Heart thought about what her daughter said, she looked
at the painting and wondered what he would be like as a playful
"I don't know if I can forgive him," Royal Heart replied,
she looked at Luna and smiled, "But maybe someday I will."
Luna smiled greatly.
"I think it's time for dinner," Sunlight told them.
"Yes I think your right. Lets go to dinner and then we can
all explore the castle together before bedtime," Royal Heart
"What about.." Luna turned and looked at her grandparents,
"Grandma and grandpa?"
"We're staying here for the night. There's no time to return
to Paradise Estate," Ribbon Lock answered.
Luna smiled greatly. She was excited to be spending more time
with her grandparents and her mother.