Luna laid in bed under her covers. She stared out her balcony
at the dark sky and twinkling stars. She couldn't sleep even
if she closed her eyes. She was to awake to sleep thinking of
the last few day that she had done at the castle. She was happy
her grandparents had came to visited and how much fun she had
with them. She thought about her uncles when had she spent time
with them in their free time. She thought about the treasure
room that her father showed her. She was so full of thoughts
that it wasn't possible for her to sleep.
Luna suddenly threw her covers off of her and climbed out of
bed. She walked to her balcony and stood on her hind legs leaning
on the white and gold railing. The wind blew slightly through
her white mane. She looked down at the wall and saw soldiers
with torches walking by. She stood and wondered if she was the
only one up? She couldn't sleep and she didn't want to bother
her uncles since they're asleep. She wondered if it would be
ok to bother her parents? She had to do something, standing on
the balcony wasn't going to help her. She turned and left her
room, walking quietly down the hall.
When she finally came to her parent's room she heard voices.
It was then she realized they too were awake. She quietly walked
up to the door and quietly cracked the door opened. She peeked
around the door and saw her parents in bed talking and smiling.
Neither one of them seemed a bit tired.
"Luna," Stardust exclaimed, "Come on in and shut
Luna walked in, shutting the door. She walked up to her mother
and stood by the bed side. Royal Heart was under the covers while
Stardust was sitting up leaning on a pillow. Royal Heart turned
her head and smiled at her. Luna looked at her surprisingly,
her mane was down. She had never seen her mother's mane down
"Your mane!" Luna exclaimed, "You looks kind of
Royal Heart laughed, "I know."
"Why are you up, Luna?" Stardust asked.
Luna looked at her parents sadly, "I can't sleep."
"We can't either," Royal Heart replied, then she sat
up in bed, "Lets go flying."
"Go flying?" Luna asked surprisingly, "Now? at
this time of night?"
"Yes, it's a perfect time. Everyone is asleep and there'
won't be anyone out to see us. Besides I go flying at night all
"You do?" Luna asked, "I mean is it ok to go flying?"
Royal Heart laughed, "Luna, we are pegasus and pegasus fly.
It's not good to be grounded all the time, if we don't exercise
our wings we could get to tired or weak to ever fly again. It's
the same for a flutter ponies, they have wings and need to use
them. Unicorns has a horn and needs to use their power every
now and then."
"Oh, so that's why Starfire keeps telling me I need to fly
more often," Luna replied, "He thinks I fly to slow
Stardust laughed, "He flies faster than any pegasus. To
him all pegasus are slow. Luna, don't take him to seriously."
Royal Heart jumped off the bed and walked to the balcony. Luna
stood and stared at her long blue mane.
"What?" Royal Heart asked.
Luna smiled, "Your mane, it's long like mine."
"Yes it is," Royal Heart replied.
"Why don't you leave it down?" Luna asked curiously.
"My crown fits better with my mane up. It's hard to keep
my crown on my head with my mane down."
"So my mane will go up to when I wear a crown?" Luna
"Yes," Royal Heart replied, "Don't worry. It's
easy to put your mane up and you can wear it down at night. Come
on Luna, lets go flying and have some fun."
Luna looked at her father who just smiled back. Then she turned
and followed her mother off the balcony. They flew from Dream
Castle soaring high in the air.
Stardust jumped off his bed and hurried through the hallway
towards Starfire's room. When he reached his room he hurried
inside and saw Starfire sleeping peacefully under his blue blanket.
Stardust shook him, "Starfire, wake up!"
Starfire just moaned instead and continued to sleep. Stardust
shook him harder, "Wake up!"
Starfire woke up after being shaken wildly, "What!"
"Get up!" Stardust told him, "Royal Heart and
Luna just left to go flying. Go follow them."
Starfire yawned, "Why me? Can't you send another pegasus?"
"No, you're the only one that's black with wings. You can
easily blend in with the darkness. Besides, I trust you. Now
hurry!" Stardust exclaimed.
Starfire pushed his covers off of him and yawned again, "Why
do they have to go out now?"
"Royal Heart and Luna couldn't sleep," Stardust answered.
He got off his bed as he yawned again.
"And remember, make...."
"I know. Make sure they don't see me. Relax, I've followed
her many times at night without being seen." He turned from
Stardust and walked to the balcony. He flapped his wings and
quickly flew from the castle.
Royal Heart smiled greatly as she enjoyed the wind blowing
her hair wildly.
"Oh Luna, it's so good to have you with me flying. I always
wanted to go flying with you. I get lonely flying at night by
myself," She turned and looked at Luna, "Do you fly
"No not really. I can't in the other world."
"You can always go flying at night, Luna. Everyone sleeps
at night no matter what world they're in."
"Oh. Well, I spend most of my night time exploring the forest,"
Royal Heart suddenly began to fly higher, "come on and I'll
show you something I love to do."
Luna followed her, flying higher and higher till they were close
to the clouds.
"Now drop out of the sky and follow me," Royal Heart
told her. She folded her wings to a V shape and dropped suddenly.
Luna did the same and the two flew fast towards the ground. Royal
Heart was laughing. Luna felt scared at first. When she saw Royal
Heart's wings spread, Luna did the same and the two flew so fast
they were like a blur across the tree tops.
"Do you like it?" Royal Heart yelled.
"I...think so." Luna replied, not sure what to think
Royal Heart turned in a circle flying higher and higher again.
Then she and Luna dropped out of the sky. This time Luna was
beginning to enjoy it and soon she found herself laughing with
They flew together, swirling in the air and doing air tricks.
They flew over the town and over the forest again.
"Mom, Where do the ponies live?" Luna asked curiously.
"In houses of course."
"But I haven't seen any around here," Luna replied.
"Oh then let me show you around Ponyland but we have to
stay close to dream Castle," Royal Heart told her, "First
I'll show you the villages and then I'll show you where we grow
our food." Royal Heart suddenly made a turn and flew back
over the town, "that was Dream Valley we just past."
They didn't fly to far when they came upon a house hidden among
the trees. Luna knew she and her mother had flown over that same
spot before but she had never noticed the house. Just then she
saw more houses farther up.
"Below us in the forest are houses, that's called Logwood,"
Royal Heart told her.
"Logwood?" Luna asked, "Why call a village that?"
"Because the village is in the forest and the houses are
made of logwoods," Royal Heart replied, "There's a
lot of houses down there. Maybe someday you can walk through
it. It's a pretty village and the shade keeps their houses cool
during the summer. There's another big village near Paradise
estate called Leafwing. They're in the meadows but pretty close
to the forest. There are a few small villages and houses scattered
on the other side of town."
"Can we take a peak in Logwood village?" Luna asked.
"I'll be to dark to go into the forest, Luna. You won't
be able to see anything," Royal Heart answered, "Come,
lets go see the farm lands."
Royal Heart took her around Dream Castle from a distance to the
other side. It a very large clearing was crops, houses and barns.
Luna could see miles of crops with a tinny river going between
each squar batch was a crop.
"That is where we grow our food, the rest we don't need
is sold in town," Royal Heart told her. They flew slow to
the crops, Luna noticed not every batch of crop is the same.
"We grow lots of different things," Royal Heart added.
"What was dad talking about a few days ago about someone
ruining the crops?" Luna asked.
"Oh, that. Well it turned out a heard of deer likes our
food and they come every night to eat. Well Skyview and Starfire
got an idea to cut pony hair and leave it around the whole farmland.
So far it's worked. They haven't seen one deer last nigh. The
barns is were the food is gathered ready to be taken to the castle,"
Royal Heart looked at Luna and smiled, "I'm starting to
get tired, lets head home and get some sleep."
"Ok," Luna replied realizing she to was feeling tired.
They turned and flew back to the castle.
Starfire was just above the tree tops watching when he noticed
they turned and was heading back to the castle.
"It's about time," Starfire thought yawning.
He turned and headed back to his room.
Royal Heart and Luna landed on the balcony and saw Stardust
sound asleep in bed.
"Looks like he beat me to it," Royal Heart whispered.
She turned facing Luna and nuzzled her cheek, "Goodnight,
"Goodnight mom," Luna replied. She turned and quietly
left the room.
Royal Heart climbed in bed under the covers, laying next to his
warm black coat.
"Goodnight, Stardust," She whispered nuzzling his forehead.
"Goodnight,:" Stardust whispered back.
"Your awake?" Royal Heart asked surprisingly.
"And you thought I was asleep," Stardust said, "I
was just about to sleep when you came in....Goodnight."
Royal Heart smiled and closed her eyes falling fast asleep.