When the sun had disappeared and the full moon shined brightly
in the clear sky Luna hurried downstairs carrying the picture
wrapped in blue and white wrapping paper. Skyview stood in the
living room as his coat glowed brightly. he had his golden collar
on and waited patently for Luna. When Luna walked into the living
room, it suddenly became brighter.
"Are you ready?" Skyview asked.
"Yes I am."
"We better hurry. Stardust and Starfire must be waiting
for us. Little Flitter lets go."
Little Flitter said goodbye to Luna's adopted parents and flew
to Skyview horn. She sat on his head and held onto his horn.
Skyview lit his horn and touched her's, then they winked out.
They appeared at the gate where Stardust and Starfire stood
waiting. Stardust wore his golden crown and collar, Starfire
wore his golden collar. There were two soldiers in armor next
to them waiting.
"Dad!" Luna exclaimed.
Stardust stood on his hind legs and hugged her, "We missed
you," Then he let got of her and noticed a tall thin present.
"Oh, dad. Skyview told me your birthday was coming soon
so I got you a present," She held the present up to him.
Stardust smiled greatly and took the present, "Thank you
Luna. Do you mind if I open it now?"
Luna smiled greatly. She was very excited to see the look on
his face. She hopped he would like the picture, "Yes, go
Stardust quickly unwrapped it and was surprised at what he saw,
"It's a picture of you. I don't have an older picture of
you. Thank you Luna."
"I was hoping you would like it," Luna replied.
"Let me see it," Starfire told him. While Starfire
took the picture to get a better look at it, Stardust gave Luna
"I'll put it in my room," Stardust told her, "Your
mother will love it as well."
While they stood and talked, Blizzard hid in the forest from
a distance, hiding behind some bushes with a blanket over him
to hide his glowing coat. He couldn't hear them or see what they
were holding, all he could do was watch.
"Luna," Starfire called to her, "How have you
"Ok, I guess," Luna answered.
"That's good because we've heard reports from King Sea Mist
that the ice blue pony has been seen going through this gate
often," Starfire explained.
"Oh, I almost forgot. I ran into that pony in the park.
I wasn't able to catch him, in fact he put me in an ice dome
and if wasn't for Luna I would have froze in there. After that
I spent most of the time chasing him. He...disappears, sort of
like winking but turned into snowflakes, I have a hard time catching
him like that," Skyview told Stardust.
"He's going to be a hard one to catch," Stardust told
Luna stood silently thinking about the first time she saw him.
He was about her age, she couldn't believe he was trying to kill
her. Who is he? She was curious to see under his hood.
"Luna?" Starfire called her noticing her in deep thought.
"I saw him but only one," Luna replied.
"You ran into him?" Stardust asked sumptiously.
"I...I went out at night looking for my locket. I'm sorry
dad, it won't happen again."
"It had better not," Stardust sternly told her.
"I asked him why is he after me and he said he was ordered
to kill me."
"What?" Stardust asked surprisingly, "Ordered?...who
gave him orders to do such a thing?"
"I don't know," Luna replied.
"He's still dangerous though. He's very persistent in getting
Luna, it's like he really want to kill her," Skyview replied.
"How could a little pony feel that way? Doesn't he care?"
"I don't think he cares at all," Stardust answered,
"Luna, don't ever go out at night."
"I know dad. I promise I won't," Luna replied.
"I just want you to be very careful. Skyview won't be here
to watch you," Stardust told her.
"I'm tired of someone always after me. I can't go out alone
anymore," Luna exclaimed.
"I know Luna and he will be caught but it could take some
time," Stardust replied. He lowered his head and rubbed
her cheek, "It's time for me to go. Thank you for the picture."
Luna smiled then she looked up at him sadly, "Can you bring
mom next time?"
"Of course Luna," Stardust replied.
"Bye Luna," Starfire said to her.
"Bye and be good while I'm gone," Skyview told her.
"I will," Luna replied smiling, "Bye." Then
she winked out leaving a tear behind. She was sad to see her
father and uncles leave, she wanted to get home as soon as possible
before she started crying.
The black ponies turned and walked through the gate with the
soldiers behind them.