Luna was sound asleep in her large bed. She was warm and comfortable
under her blue covers, her head rested on her soft pillow. She
laid on her stomach with her front leg stretched over her pillow
and her wings stretched flat on each side of her. She was to
tired and comfortable to hear the birds chirping in the garden.
"Wake up," a voice called to her.
Luna slowly woke up from her sleep as the voice continued to
"I'm...tired," Luna whispered.
"Get up," the voice continued.
Luna opened her heavy eyes and saw Skyview and Starfire with
their golden collars on.
"Come on, get up," Skyview continued.
Luna stretches and yawned.
"Sit up in bed, Luna," Starfire told her, "You'll
be having your breakfast here."
Luna turned over and looked at her two uncles, "What?!...Why?...Where's
mom and dad?"
"They're busy today. You'll be spending the whole day with
us and our parents at Paradise estate," Skyview explained.
"Busy doing what?" Luna asked curiously, "Can't
I tag with them?"
"No, you are to stay with us. Don't worry Luna, you'll see
them tomorrow but for now, our parents can't wait to see you,"
"Grandma and grandpa?" Luna asked, "I'll be with
them all day?"
"Yes. In fact you might be able to spend the night there,"
Luna smiled, "Really?"
Just then a Pink pegasus with white and pink hair walked in with
a tray. She walked up to the bed and sat the tray in front of
Luna. Then she turned and left.
"Hurry and finish your breakfast. We'll come and get you
soon," Skyview told her, then he left the room with Starfire
Luna quickly finished her pancakes while Skyview talked to Stardust
and Starfire got a group of soldiers ready to leave.
When Luna was done, she climbed out of bed and brushed her
long white hair just as Skyview opened the door.
"Ready to go?" Skyview asked her.
When Luna finished brushing her hair, she picked up her silver
jeweled collar and slipped it on around her neck. She turned
towards Skyview and smiled, "Ready."
Skyview smiled, "Lets go then."
Luna left her room with Skyview behind her shutting the door.
They walked downstairs and went outside where Starfire stood
with eight soldiers in armor four on each side. Luna's white
coat shined brightly in the sunlight with her silver collar,
sparkling. Skyview walked up to Starfire and stood next to him
with Luna behind them.
Banner ordered the soldiers to open the gates, letting Skyview,
Starfire, Luna and the soldiers through.
"Are we going through town?" Luna asked.
"Yes," Skyview answered.
"Can't we wink there or fly there?" Luna asked.
Skyview looked back at her and smiled, "Walking will do
us all some good. Besides the ponies in town needs to know you
still live at the castle."
"It's been quite awhile since quite sometime since they
last saw you," Starfire added.
"Oh," Luna replied.
They left the castle gates and continued walking towards town
following the dirt road over a hill. After awhile the dirt road
became hard and pathed. Luna could see the ponies in town quickly
leaving the streets and stood on the sidewalk. Luna began to
feel a little nervous as the crowed stared at her and the two
black ponies. Some began to whisper and smile at her. Luna smiled
back and soon began to feel comfortable.
Ponies continued to whisper her name or bow as she walked through
town. Once they left town Luna took a breath in relief, she was
glad to be out of town away from staring ponies. They walked
over hills and through the forest in into a large clearing.
They had walked half the afternoon when Luna finally saw Paradise
"I forgot how far Paradise Estate was," Luna remarked.
Skyview and Starfire chuckled.
"It is quite far from Dream Castle," Skyview told her.
They walked up a hill and into the shadowy forest till they reached
the top of the cliff where Paradise Estate sat. Luna saw the
soldiers in shinny silver armor surrounding the pink building.
She remembered when Banner and his soldiers didn't wear armor,
she hadn't seen soldier wear armor till after that battle at
"Has soldiers always worn armor?" Luna suddenly asked.
"No, they haven't," Skyview answered, he stopped and
looked at Luna, "After the battle at Dream Castle, Banner
talked to Stardust and demand every soldier wear their armor,
whether they're in battle or not. He wants to be prepared incase
there's ever another surprise attack. Stardust thought it was
a good idea and the other kingdoms thought so too. So the only
time you'll see a soldier not wearing an armor if he's off duty."
Skyview turned and continued walking through the gate to the
court yard as the guards bowed their heads. the four soldiers
behind them stood outside waiting.
There were four more soldiers guarding the doors. Skyview lead
the way to the door on the right with Luna and Starfire behind
him. They walked down the hall slowly looking into each room
for their parents. It wasn't till they reached the living room
that they found their parents who were reading a book together.
"Skyview, Starfire!" Sunlight exclaimed as she stood
up form the couch, then she noticed Luna and smiled greatly,
Luna hurried to sunlight and stood on her hind legs hugging her.
"It's so good to see you," Sunlight told her.
"Me too," Luna replied still hugging her.
Ribbon Lock stood up from the couch and smiled. Luna left her
grandmother and hugged her grandfather.
"Are you three staying or you just here to visit us for
a while?" Ribbon Lock asked.
"Stardust was wondering if Luna could spend the night here?"
Luna let goo and looked anxiously at her grandparents.
"Yes, we would love to have her here," Ribbon Lock
Luna smiled greatly, then she turned and looked at her uncles,
"Are you two staying?"
"No I'm afraid not," Starfire answered.
"Oh," Luna sighed sadly.
Skyview smiled, "We'll see you tomorrow but for now, stay
here and enjoy yourself."
"Dad, we got to talk to you," Starfire told him.
"Ok, I'll see you two out the door then," Ribbon Lock
replied then he followed them out the door while Luna stayed
with her grandmother.
Once Ribbon Lock, Skyview and Starfire were outside away from
the court yard, they stopped and looked at each other.
"Dad, Luna's birthday is tomorrow. Stardust wants her to
stay here so he and Royal Heart can plan a surprise birthday,"
"Luna has forgotten about her birthday which is a good things.
Could you and mom bring her to the castle tomorrow as early as
possible?" Starfire asked.
"Yes but we may not come till after breakfast."
"That's perfect then. Well, we should be going, we got food
to plan and decorations to help with," Skyview told him.
"Bye," Ribbon Lock replied and stood watching as Skyview
winked Starfire and himself back to the castle.
Ribbon Lock turned and walked back into Paradise Estate. He walked
to the living room and saw Luna sitting on the couch telling
her grandmother everything that happened to her in the other
world. Ribbon Lock joined them on the couch and listened.