It was in the afternoon and Luna had finished her school work.
She put her books in her school bag by her bed and hurried out
the door. She walked down the hall hoping to find Skyview or
Starfire but all she saw were maids and window cleaners. She
walked downstairs to the throne room only to be stopped by two
soldiers in silver armor. They suddenly stood close to each other
in front of the door.
"Sorry Princess Luna. King Stardust and Queen Royal Heart
are busy," said the first soldier.
"They don't want to be disturbed. He also said do not try
and wink inside," the second soldier added.
Luna signed sadly, "Where's Skyview and Starfire?"
"We don't know," The soldier replied.
"Oh, well. Thank you," Luna turned and continued walking
down the hall to another hall. She wondered all over the castle
till she found Skyview in the kitchen. Luna walked into the kitchen
listing to Skyview giving orders to the cooks.
As Skyview talked he noticed the cooks were looking at something.
Skyview turned around and saw Luna.
"I'm sorry," Luna quickly said, "I guess your
"Yes I am Luna."
"Where Starfire?" Luna asked.
"He's busy too. Luna why don't you do your school work for
awhile?" Skyview asked, "I got things I must do before
dinner." Skyview turned around and continued talking to
Luna turned and left sadly, hanging her head low.
"I just finished my school work," Luna thought, "Everyone
is so busy!"
Luna winked out and appeared on the balcony of her room. She
looked around and saw soldiers walking or talking to other soldiers.
She turned and saw Dream Valley. She wondered if she could sneak
out of the castle and look around town. She would be gone and
back before anyone knows she left.
"No one will know," Luna thought.
Her horn began to glow and her hair turned purple. Her horn and
wings disappeared. Suddenly She winked out and appeared behind
the building in town.
She looked around to be sure no one saw her appear. When she
saw it was clear, she turned and walked around the building into
an alley. Luna stopped and gasped at all the ponies walking in
town. There were more ponies in Dream Valley then the town in
the other world. She saw quiet a few unicorns and Pegasus even
the babies following their mothers. She also saw some earth ponies
and quiet a few male ponies. Luna turned from the alley and continued
walking looking at every store she past.
In the throne room, Stardust and Royal Heart sat listening
to a group of ponies talking. Royal Heart noticed Stardust was
bothered by something. The group of ponies could also see it.
"Stop," Stardust suddenly said, "Could you hold
that thought for a minute?" he turned towards Royal Heart
leaning towards her. Royal Heart leaned towards him.
"Get Luna," Stardust whispered in her ear, "She
left the castle and went to town. I want her here immediately."
Royal Heart sat back in surprise, "Are you sure, Stardust?"
"Yes I'm positive," Stardust answered.
Royal Heart held her hooves to her mouth as if she was shocked,
"Oh my." She looked at the group of ponies, "Please
excuse me. I'll be right back. I got some urgent maters to take
care of." Royal Heart stood up and left while Stardust gave
the group of ponies the permission to continue talking.
Royal Heart walked up the stairs and past the pillars. She walked
out of the throne room and down the hall, heading towards the
doors that led outside. Once Royal Heart walked outside, she
stopped at the two soldiers in armor guarding the door.
"Bring me Buster and Charades," Royal Heart told them.
The soldier nodded their heads and hurried down the steps towards
the wall. Royal Heart stood and waited. After awhile the two
soldiers returned from the wall with Buster. They walked up the
step and continued to stand at the door while Buster stood in
front of Royal Heart. He wore leg bands and a sword at his side.
On his body was a light silver armor. He bowed down at her and
then looked up, "You sent for me?"
"Where is Charades?" Royal Heart asked.
"He went to see his family," Buster answered.
"Oh, that's right. He requested to go there the night he
can back with Skyview from the Gate. Well I have something very
important I want you to do."
Buster stood up and listened carefully.
"Take your armor, sword and leg bands off. Then go to town
and find Luna," Royal Heart told him.
"She's in town?" Buster asked surprisingly, "She
didn't walked past the castle gates."
"I'm guessing that she winked there. Please hurry. I'm so
worried about her. Oh, let no one know you're a soldier and that
Princess Luna is in town."
"Yes, Queen Royal Heart," Buster nodded and then he
turned and left. Royal Heart turned and walked back to the throne
Buster walked to the wall where Banner stood and waited. He
wore a light armor with his cloak on.
"What did she say?" Banner asked.
"I'm to go to town and bring someone back," Buster
"Who?" Banner asked.
"I can't say." Buster replied as he began to take his
armor off, then his leg bands and his sword. Banner walked up
the steps on the side of the wall and into the towers by the
gate, "Open the gates!" Then he walked outside and
watched as Buster walked through the opened gates.
Buster continued walking till he reached town. He had forgotten
how he was going to find her. Luna would most likely had changed
her appearance, in that case she could be anyone. Buster decided
to walk around till he spots a pony watching him or a pony that
he recognized. He walked slowly peaking inside stores looking
for a pony he would recognize. He walked down a few streets till
he spotted a pony he was sure he knew. She was all white with
purple hair. She even acted like she was new in town. Buster
followed her for a while to be sure that was Luna. When he saw
Luna was fascinated with something in a window he walked up to
her and stopped behind her.
"Well, well if it isn't Lunarstar."
Luna gasped, he instantly knew the voice. She slowly turned her
head and saw Buster looking a bit upset with her.
"Buster, I...um...Your not going to tell mom and dad are
you?" Luna asked.
"Lets go home,' Buster told her. He walked past letting
Luna follow from behind. They quickly left town and was heading
to the castle.
"Buster?" Luna worriedly said, "Your not going
to tell my parents are you?"
"Your parents already know. They sent me to get you. Your
mother is worried, Princess," Buster answered without looking
at her. Luna lowered her head letting her mane drag the ground,
she knew she was in trouble. She never had her father mad at
her. She didn't know what it was like for him to be mad at her
but he knew she was about to find out.
They walked through the gate as soldiers stared at Luna's
earth pony form.
"Princess?" Banner asked in a whispering voice. He
was surprised to see she had sneaked out of the castle without
him knowing it.
Luna looked at him sadly and then continued walking to the castle.
Buster took her up the steps and into the castle. They turned
down a hallway towards the throne room. This time the soldiers
did not stop them. Buster stopped just short of the doors.
"Change back. I think your parents wants to see the real
you," Buster told her.
Luna's horn appeared glowing, then her wings appeared while her
purple hair turned while. The two soldiers at the door stood
staring. They were shocked to see her change.
Buster and Luna continued into the throne room once Luna had
completed her change.
They walked into the throne room and past the pillars. They
walked down the steps while a group of ponies walked up the steps,
each bowing their heads at Luna. Buster took her around the fountain
and up to the thrones where the King and Queen sat. Buster stopped
and bowed, "I have found her and brought her to you."
"Thank you Buster. You may go now," Stardust told him.
Stardust waited till Buster had left the throne room before saying
anything to Luna.
"Just where did you go?" Stardust asked in a stern
ton of voice. He knew the answer but wanted to hear it from Luna.
Luna looked at the ground sadly knowing she was in trouble, "To
"Look at me when I'm speaking to you," Stardust told
Luna looked up at him, "I went to town."
"You sneaked out of the castle and went to town?" Royal
"Yes," Luna hesitated to say. Even her mother was upset
with her. She looked at her father and could see he was keeping
quiet a bit of his anger back.
"Have you forgotten who you are and where you are?"
Stardust asked her, "You are Princess Luna of Ponyland.
You do not leave and go anywhere you want like you can in the
"I'm sorry dad," Luna exclaimed sadly. She could feel
her eyes began to water.
Stardust looked at her angrily, "Don't you ever sneak off
like that again!" He yelled.
Tears began streaming down Luna's face and dropping to the floor.
"Don't ever leave the castle walls without asking me!"
He yelled angrily.
"I'm sorry dad," Luna exclaimed sadly as she cried.
"It is not as safe as you think it is, Luna," Stardust
explained, "Especially for a winged unicorn. Do you know
what ponies would do if they found out your in town?"
"Luna, you had us very worried. You're our only daughter
and we don't want anything to happen to you," Royal Heart
Luna continued to cry, "I'm...sorry, mom. It won't happed
"It had better not, Luna," Stardust said angrily, "you
have a habit of not listening to what ponies tell you. I suggested
you start listening."
"Yes dad," Luna cried sadly as tears continued to stream
down her face.
"Go to your room and think about what I said!" Stardust
Luna suddenly winked out.
"Stardust, maybe we over did it a bit?" Royal Heart
"No Royal Heart. I have told her in the past to stay put
or don't do this or that but she does it anyway. Although I am
grateful she came to the battle at Dream Castle to defeat Fallon
but one of these days she's going to get hurt and wished she
had listened to me. No Royal Heart, she must learn to listen
to what she is told," Stardust replied.
"I guess your right Stardust," Royal Heart replied.
Stardust smiled, "We can talk to her later. Give her time
to cry and think about what I said."
"Stardust what about that ice blue pony?" Royal Heart
"That was one of the things that had me worried when Luna
left the castle," Stardust replied.
Luna was on her bed crying with her face buried in her pillow.
She didn't want to think about what her father said but his words
continued to echo through her mind. Maybe she was wrong for sneaking
off. Maybe she should have asked to go or talk to Buster instead.
She laid on her bed for hours as she slowly calmed down. After
awhile her parents walked in. Luna took a peak at them and them
continued to hide her face.
Royal Heart and Stardust sat on her bed with Luna stretched out
on her stomach.
"Luna," Stardust called to her but Luna didn't look.
She was afraid to see his angry face. Stardust pulled her off
the bed and held her in his arms. Luna curled in a ball hiding
"Luna, what I have told you earlier is true," Stardust
"I know dad and I'm sorry. I promise it won't happed again."
"You do know you have a habit of not listening to what your
told," Stardust remarked.
"I know dad and I'm sorry. I...I'll listen next time."
"Luna," Royal Heart called to her, "There's an
ice blue pony on the loose freezing other ponies. He almost froze
Buster and Charades. He's also been seen walking through the
Gate during the day."
"He's dangerous, Luna and If he recognized your earth pony
form in town from the other world, you could have been captured
or killed," Stardust explained.
"Starfire said something about that pony," Luna suddenly
"We're not sure who he's after or if he's after anyone but
I don't want to take the chance that he could be after you,"
Luna felt a tear fall from her eyes, "I'm sorry dad. I..I'm
"I know you are Luna. But the ice blue pony isn't the only
reason that you shouldn't sneak off," Royal Heart told her.
"I know mom. I worried you two and I'm a Princess, a winged
unicorn and it's the rules. I'm sorry."
"Oh Luna, we know your sorry you don't have to keep repeating
it," Royal Heart told her as she stroked her mane.
Luna slowly began to feel better and realized her parents where
angry because they were only worried and loved her.
Stardust nuzzled Luna and hugged her.
"Why did you go to town anyways?" Stardust asked her.
"I was board. You and mom were busy and so was Skyview and
Starfire. I had nothing to do," Luna answered.
"Oh, I see. Well I guess I should give you something to
do then," Stardust exclaimed happily, "I think it's
time you know what we all do around here. I want you to follow
Skyview for the time being. Your to get up when he does, eat
when he does and go where ever he goes. Luna, I want you to listen
to what ever he tells you and don't interrupt him if he's busy
"Ok dad," Luna replied looking up at him, "Umm,
how did you know I left the castle?"
"I felt your presents leave the castle," Stardust answered.
"What do you mean?" Luna asked.
"I an sense you Luna. I know when you leave your room. When
you walk around the castle. I always know where you are. I can
also sense my brothers. Skyview and Starfire are walking the
halls at this moment. They can also sense me and you."
"Oh so...I guess I can't play hide and seek with you then?"
Stardust smiled greatly, "No, you can't. I would find you
"What about...star Cluster?" Luna hesitated to ask.
"No, I can not sense him, not can my other two brothers.
I'm not sure why and I don't think Star Cluster can sense us,
"Now Luna, cheer up, it's dinner time," Royal Heart
told her with a smile.
"Skyview had the cooks make your favorite," Stardust
Luna smiled greatly, "Spaghetti!"
"Well there won't be if we don't hurry," Stardust sat
Luna on the floor and left the room with Luna and Royal Heart.