Blizzard laid in the castle dungeon on the cold stony floor
watching the soldiers as they talked. He couldn't talk nor could
he spread his front legs enough to stand up. He knew it was useless
to try and pull the chains from his legs, all he could do was
think of another way out. He couldn't blow icy darts or freezing
air since he's unable to open his mouth but maybe he could cause
a winter storm strong enough to freeze them before they could
run out of dungeon.
"So how long do we watch him?" a yellow soldier asked.
"For a few day. That's when King Stardust will be here,"
the Captain replied.
"That quickly?" a green soldier asked surprisingly.
"His brothers will most likely bring him here. Prince Skyview
and Prince Starfire can travel faster than a pegasus or anyone
on foot," The captain explained.
"Oh," The soldiers replied.
The soldiers turned and stared at Blizzard who had raised his
head to see into the darkness.
"Don't expect to see anyone but us for a few days,"
The captain told him.
Without any warning, Blizzard turned into a cluster of snowflakes
and flew from his chains. The soldiers gasped shockingly but
before they could move Blizzard caused a snow storm. Snow came
heavily and thick. Freezing cold wind blew around them. Within
a few minutes, snow had covered their feet. Ice quickly froze
their legs and soon the storm stopped and Blizzard appeared in
his pony form.
"If only I could do that to the Princess but she never sticks
around long enough," Blizzard thought. He stood on his hind
legs and untied the thin rope, then he unwrapped his muzzle.
He dropped the rope and opened his mouth.
"Much better," Blizzard replied, then he turned and
"Wait!" The Captain cried, "Do you agree with
what your father is asking you to do?...kill Princess Luna?"
Blizzard stopped and turned, facing him, "Father doesn't
ask me to do anything. He orders me to do it whether I like it
or not." Then he turned and began walking.
He walked up the stairs and peeked around the corner. He could
hear the cooks in the kitchen ahead but saw no one. He walked
slowly and stopped at the corner. He took a peek into the next
hall and saw a few maids and soldiers walking by. He continued
down the hall and taking his chances of being recognized. Just
then he heard echos of hooves running in the halls. He stopped
and turned around towards the sound. He was surprised to see
two soldiers covered in snow and ice. They had some how managed
to brake the ice on their legs.
"There he is!" one of them yelled.
"I'll get the king, you catch that boy!"
Blizzard ran down the hall and was about to turn down another
hall towards the ext when three more soldiers walked in.
"Get him!" one of the soldiers yelled.
Blizzard had no choice but to run up stairs with the soldiers
close at his heals. He ran to the second floor and down the hall
zig zagging through the halls and hoped to loose the soldiers.
He eventfully found his way back to the stairs and stopped to
catch his breath.
"There he is!" a soldier yelled from down the hall.
Blizzard was about to go down stairs when he saw more soldiers
running up towards him. Blizzard bolted into a run and hurried
upstairs to the third floor. He was tired and worn out from running
and climbing stairs, he could feel his legs getting tired but
he couldnt slow down, no mater how much he wanted to. He
ran down many hallways till he was sure he lost them. He paused
for a minute to catch his breath, just then he heard their hoof
steps getting closer. Blizzard looked at the door down the hall
and decided to hide behind it. He turned into a cluster of snowflakes
and flew down the hall and under the door. He paused in the air
when he noticed Queen Snowfall in the room. She was looking through
a toy chest at the end of their bed and had not even noticed
him. Blizzard saw a set of stairs at the corner of the large
room. He flew past the paintings and past the couches, then he
hurried down the spiral stairs.
He returned to his pony form once he reached the bottom steps.
There were no soldiers in the room, it was big and long. There
were couches, a long table and a basinet at the end of the couch.
Blizzard noticed the sunlight shining through glass windows and
was relieved to see a door leading outside. He began walking
and was about to open the door when he heard a pony crying. Blizzard
turned but saw no one. Curious to find out who was crying and
why, he followed the sound to a yellow and white basinet. He
looked in and gasped at the tinny baby crying. He couldn't tear
his eyes way from the baby, he was fascinated at how small the
baby was. His feet were tinny and his tail was no longer than
the size of Blizzard's hoof. He was indeed small but the tinny
ponies he froze a while back were even smaller.
Blizzard was so filled with curiosity that he had forgotten his
father's warnings. He reached in the basinet and touched the
baby's front feet, then his tail. The baby stopped crying when
he saw Blizzard and just smiled. The baby noticed Blizzard's
hairy hoof and suddenly grabbed the hairs and tugging on hit.
Blizzard was surprised at what the baby was doing who he seemed
to be enjoying it.
Queen Snowfall walked down the spiral steps and paused when she
saw Blizzard standing at the basinet. She quietly walked over
to him and smiled when she was her baby tugging on his hairy
hoof and laughing.
"His name is Snowmist," Queen Snowfall told him.
"What is he?" Blizzard curiously asked.
"He's an earth pony, like yourself."
"I know but what is he. He's so tinny. I never seen a pony
so small," Blizzard told her without looking at her.
Queen Snowfall was surprised, "He's a baby. You never seen
a baby before?"
"No. Never," Blizzard replied, "What are babies?"
His questions continued to surprise her, "Well, he'll grow
up to be a prince some day. Even you were once a baby."
"Me?" Blizzard asked.
"Yes, you were that small once. Everyone was."
Blizzard stared calmly at the baby trying to remember when he
was little but all he could remember was sitting in his dark
room crying. It was the last time he cried, it had made Teriney
mad and he burned him on the leg as a warning.
Blizzard closed his eyes at the thought, he didn't want to remember
"What's wrong?" Queen Snowfall asked worriedly.
Blizzard opened his eyes, "Nothing." He continued to
stared at the baby, watching him tug at his hairy hoof. Suddenly
an image of a mint green baby unicorn flashed before his eyes.
Blizzard blinked a few times wondering what it was that he just
saw. Had he seen a baby before and had forgotten about it?
"Was I really that small?" Blizzard finally asked.
"Of course. Why don't you ask your mother?" Queen snowfall
"I dont' have one," Blizzard told her.
"Oh I'm sorry. What happened to her?"
"I've never seen her. Father never talks about her either,"
"And you never seen a baby?" Queen Snowfall asked surprisingly,
"How can that be that you never even heard of one before?"
"I...I don't go outside. I live in the house, mostly in
my room so I have never meet anyone nor have I talked to anyone
except father. He forbids me to go outside unless I'm giving
orders to do something," Blizzard explained still staring
at the baby.
"You never gone outside?" Queen Snowfall asked.
"I did once. I left the house one morning and found a group
of ponies playing. I didn't know what they were doing since I
never played before. Father eventually found me and I was....greatly
punished for it," Blizzard answered, then suddenly he turned
and stared at the Queen gasping in fright, "I got to go.
I should never have told you anything about me. Father is going
to be so angry with me when he finds out." Blizzard turned
and ran out the door, then he turned into a cluster of snowflakes
and flew from the garden. Queen Snowfall was so surprised by
his answers and reaction, that she didn't hear the baby cry at
King Sea Mist walked in the room and saw Queen Snowfall staring
at the open door.
"What's wrong?" King Sea Mist asked.
"That ice blue pony was just here," Queen Snowfall
answered, then she turned and picked Snowmist up till he stopped
"Are you alright? is the baby alright?" King Sea Mist
"Yes, we are fine. That boy didn't do anything to us."
King Sea Mist sighed in relief, "I got to send a note to
King Stardust about this." Then he turned to leave the room.
"Wait, there's something you should know first," Queen
"It'll have to wait. It's important that I send..."
"No this can not wait. That boy is not the danger we all
thought," Queen Snowfall interrupted.
King Sea Mist paused and turned towards her, "What do you
"It's his father who's the real danger. I was able to talk
to the boy and learn quite a bit about him. Please Sea Mist,
sit and let me tell you the rest. King stardust can find out
when he gets here."
King Sea Mist had no choice, what she had said interested him
already, he was anxious to learn more.
Blizzard flew through the sky till the sun began to set. When
he saw Volcano of Gloom, he landed on the cliff and returned
to his pony form. He took a deep breath hoping his father hadn't
heard about him getting captured. He walked through the tunnel
and over the bridge and into his house.
"I'm back!" Blizzard yelled.
"In here!" Teriney yelled.
Blizzard walked down the hall and opened the door. At the table
sat Teriney, eating a pile of fish and other small animals.
"Well?" Teriney asked.
"I ran into the Princess's guards. I...I um...wounded them
"What about Princess Luna?" Teriney asked as he stood
up from his chair.
"I...umm..haven't seen her lately," Blizzard nervously
Teriney looked at him angrily as he blew smoke from his nose.
He walked around the table while Blizzard slowly backed away
"You have done nothing in accomplishing your mission. It's
always an excuse," Teriney exclaimed angrily.
"I-I...can't help it. She's hiding pretty good," Blizzard
replied feeling scared.
"Find her!" Teriney yelled angrily, "I want something
beside your stupid excuses!" Then he opened his mouth and
blew fire at him. Blizzard jumped out of the way. He knew Teriney
wasn't trying to hit him, it was just a warning.
"I want progress next time or else!" Teriney yelled,
"Now get out and kill her!"
Blizzard stood up and ran out of the room. He ran down the hall
and hurried outside. Then he ran over the bridge and through
the tunnel. When he came to the cliff, he paused and sat down,
"I got to think of something next time I return," Blizzard
A few days later, Starfire and Skyview in cloud form, flew
towards the mountain and landed in the front yard. A dark red
soldier wearing armor stood at the bottom steps in front of the
castle as if he had been waiting for them all day. Skyview and
Stardust emerged from the cloud and standing next to Starfire.
Each of them wore their golden collars, Stardust wore his golden
"King Stardust, Prince Skyview, Prince Starfire," The
soldier said bowing his head, "Please follow me. The King
and Queen has something urgent to tell you," he turned and
walked into the castle with the black ponies behind him.
The soldier walked down the hall and into the throne room, he
stopped and watched as they continued walking past him.
Stardust and his brother stopped and stood before King Sea Mist
and Queen Snowfall with the baby in her arms.
"Make sure we are not disturbed," King Sea Mist told
the soldier who nodded and left the room.
"I received a letter saying you had caught the ice blue
pony," Stardust told him.
"Yes...well, I did have him but he escaped," King Sea
"I thought so. I felt him go through the gate," Starfire
"You did?" Skyview asked, "And you didn't tell
"This is a new experience to me. I can feel him go through
all the time...I just...Wasn't sure what I felt was...the gate."
"You should have told us," Skyview exclaimed.
"Oh?...and like you should have told us along time ago about
your super hearing?" Starfire asked.
Skyview didn't reply, he knew Starfire was right. Skyview glared
at Starfire who just smiled.
"I can't believe I won this argument," Starfire muttered.
"Well tell us the next time you feel him go through the
gate," Stardust told him.
"I'm sorry, King Sea Mist," Stardust told him.
"It's alright. It's very interesting about what Prince Starfire
said," Then he looked at Queen Snowfall, "My wife did
talk to him for a little bit and learned some things you might
find interesting. It's best if she told you."
The black ponies spent the day at the castle talking about the
ice blue pony and what he had said.