Luna was by her bed side with her bag as she began filling
it with her books and blankets. Luna looked outside and couldn't
believe she got up early before the sun rose. Little Flitter
flew into her room from the cracked opened door.
"Luna, Can I come too?"
"No, I'm sorry. You can not. I'll see you again soon though,"
Just then Starfire walked in, "Luna."
Luna turned around and smiled.
"Hurry up, we're waiting on you," Starfire exclaimed.
"Ok, just a minute," Luna cried. She ran to her dresser,
grabbed her pictures, locket and books that sat by her collar
then she ran to her bed and stuffed them in her bag. She closed
the flap and hung the bag around her neck. She looked around
her room for Little Flitter but she wasn't there. Luna felt disappointed
that her friend had left her and wasn't going to say goodbye.
She winked down stairs to the bottom steps to find her parents
and uncles waiting.
"I'm ready," Luna exclaimed.
Stardust turned and walked outside with Royal Heart and Luna
by his side. Skyview and Starfire walked behind them. They were
quickly joined with Buster and a large army of soldiers. Buster
stood behind Skyview and Starfire with two rows of soldiers in
armor carrying swords.
They marched out through the castle gates turning left towards
"Where's Charades?" Luna asked, "I haven't seen
him at all."
"He went to see his family. He will join us at Moonlight
castle," Royal Heart answered.
Luna looked at the castle one last time, feeling sad about leaving
Little Flitter behind.
"What's the mater?" Royal Heart asked.
"Little Flitter wanted to come but I told her she couldn't
then when I looked for her she was no where to be seen,"
"Awww, poor thing. Well she's probably upset but she'll
get over it. Don't worry Luna," Royal Heart told her.
Luna looked up at her and smiled. They walked farther from Dream
Castle while trying to avoid villages and nearby houses. Luna
spent the whole trip listening to the thundering hooves of soldiers.
When night had fallen, Luna, her parents, uncles and the soldiers
were in a deep sleep. Luna slept with a blanket over her, her
parents shared a big blanket, huddling together. Her uncles each
had their own blanket. While everyone was asleep, Little Flitter
crawled out of Luna's bag and took a deep breath.
"Finally, fresh air," Little Flitter thought.
She climbed out of the bag and flew to the air, "Now to
find food and be back before anyone wakes up."
After Luna, her parents, uncles and the soldiers traveled
for days, they eventually began to see the mountain. The sun
was setting fast and Stardust was pushing everyone to hurry.
They walked as fast as they could to the mountain. They walked
around the town to the trail at the base of the mountain. While
they walked, Luna began to feel tired, she had not rested since
"Just a little farther Luna," Royal Heart urged her.
By the time they reached the mountain the sun only had a sliver
left. The road was to dark to see so Skyview walked ahead lighting
his horn as they went up the mountain. They climbed the dirt
road to Moonlight Castle. Luna smiled when she saw it. It had
been awhile since she saw the castle, she almost forgot what
it looked like. They walked along the wall as soldiers stood
and watched them. They came to the gates and waited till it opened
then they were greeted by a brown soldier with yellow and orange
hair. He bowed and smiled, "King Sea Mist is expecting
Stardust turned towards the soldiers, "Go and rest along
the wall." The soldiers turned continued through the gate
and walked along the wall each picking a resting spot. Just then
Charades walked up to King Stardust and bowed, "Hello King
Stardust. I just got here early this morning," He looked
at Luna and smiled, "Hello."
"Hi, Charades," Luna exclaimed.
"Luna, you have plenty of time to talk to him," Stardust
looked at Charades, "Was your family meeting a pleasant
"Yes it was. Even my brother was there. Thank you for letting
me go and visit them," Charades replied.
Stardust smiled, "It was my pleasure. now if you excuse
us, we are very tired from our long travel."
"Of course," Charades bowed and left them.
Stardust and his family followed the brown soldier into the castle.
They walked to the stairs by the throne room. The brown soldier
stopped and faced Stardust, "The King and Queen wants to
see you by their room since Queen Snowfall can't climb stairs."
"That's understandable," Queen Royal Heart replied.
They continued up the stairs till they reached the third floor
where King Sea Mist and Queen Snowfall stood waiting for them.
"Thank you for bringing them," King Sea Mist told the
soldier. The brown soldier bowed and left the floor, heading
back down stairs.
"It's good that you could come and visit," King Sea
Mist told him, "I'm sorry to have you brought up here instead
of the throne room but Snowfall wanted to see all of you.'
"Oh, it's quite alright. We understand completely,"
Royal Heart replied.
Luna stood and stared at Queen Snowfall and how largely round
she looked. Her sides stuck out, it wasn't hard to miss her.
"We came to visit till the Gate is opened. Recently, there's
been an ice blue pony running loose. He freezing anyone that
sees him and he's been trying to kill Luna. We came here so she
would be safe for awhile," Stardust explained.
"I heard of him. So it's true, that pony has winter abilities?"
King Sea mist asked.
"Yes he most certainly does. King Sea Mist can I ask you
a favor?" Stardust asked.
"Could you have soldiers watch the Gate at all times and
try to catch that ice blue pony when he goes through it?"
"Yes I'll be happy to do that for you," King Sea Mist
"Queen Snowfall, how's the baby doing?" Royal Heart
"Lively as ever," Queen Snowfall replied.
"Lively?" Luna asked.
Queen Snowfall smiled at her, "I mean the baby has been
kicking and moving all day."
"You should be due anytime then, "Stardust told her.
"I hope so. I'm starting to forget what the first floor
looked like," Queen Snowfall replied.
"Do you think it'll be a girl or a boy?" Starfire asked.
"Does it mater?" Skyview asked him.
"I'm just wondering. Don't tell me your not curious?"
Queen Snowfall laughed, "It's quiet alright. Actually I
don't care if it's a boy or a girl. I always wanted a baby and
I'll be happy with either."
"What if it's a girl, maybe it'll want a brother or if it's
a boy it'll want a sister," Luna commented.
Royal Heart laughed, "Oh Luna, your just as bad as your
Stardust laughed to himself.
"Well who knows, maybe we'll have another one sometime,"
King Sea Mist told her.
"I hope your all still here when it's born," Queen
"Maybe we could stay till it's born?" Royal Heart asked.
"What about me?" Luna asked, "I hope it's born
before the gate opens. I never seen a new born baby before."
Queen Snowfall Smiled, "Well just hope your still here when
King Sea Mist noticed Starfire trying to hide his yawning, "You
all must bel tired from your long trip. Your old rooms are still
"I had two rooms though," Luna told him.
"You get the one without the balcony," Stardust told
"But I thought I safe here?" Luna asked him.
"We now have glass doors on our balcony," King Sea
Mist told him.
"Glass doors?" Stardust asked.
"Yes, they were recently installed. I thought it was a great
idea to keep someone from sneaking into the castle. Perhaps you
can put glass doors on the balconies at Dream Castle?" King
Sea Mist suggested.
"I haven't thought about it but that would be a good idea,"
Stardust looked at Luna, "Alright you can have the room
with the balcony but I want you to keep the door closed."
"Ok, dad," Luna replied smiling.
"We should be going to bed. Goodnight," Stardust told
the King and Queen. Royal Heart, Luna, Skyview and Starfire all
said their goodnights and to each other, then they went to their
separate ways into their old rooms. Stardust took Royal Heart
into his old room while Luna went to her old room. She sat her
bag on the floor and quickly climbed in bed. She was so tired
she couldn't wait to get in bed. She laid on the bed under the
warm covers staring at the new glass doors framed in white. There
was a light curtain that hung on the door over the glass. As
Luna watched the door she slowly fell asleep.
Once everyone in the castle had fallen asleep Little Flitter
crawled out of the bag, taking a deep breath.
"One more minute in the bag and I would have suffocated,"
Little Flitter thought. She flew from the bag to the glass door.
"Now how do I get out?" Little Flitter thought.
She looked at the long golden handle and saw how easy it was
to open the door. She landed on the handle but it wouldn't move.
She jumped o the handle till the door popped open. She smiled
at her success and flew out the window, "Now to find food
and be back before they wake up. I wonder what Gate they were
She flew over the castle wall unnoticed into the forest.