Shortly after breakfast, Skyview and Star Cluster left the
castle with soldiers behind them. It had been a week since the
foundation of the school was laid down. Star Cluster was curious
to see the building and yet wishing that other ponies wouldn't
give him such hatful looks. The sun shined on their back and
the wind blew through their coats. The dirt blew dust as they
"This idea of Stardust isn't working," Star Cluster
"What idea?" Skyview asked.
"Tagging along with you to gain the ponies trusts,"
Star Cluster replied, "it had been several months and still
they hate me."
"They need time, Star Cluster. Who knows, maybe the next
generation will hate you less," Skyview suggested.
"I don't intend to wait that long. Amaryllis isn't going
to wait forever for me to marry her," Star Cluster told
As they walked through town ponies stood and stared some looked
afraid some were angry. It was the same looks that Star Cluster
had seen for sometime. Ponies continued to whisper among themselves,
Star Cluster glanced at Skyview who looked annoyed by the whisperings.
He wondered what they were saying to get Skyview upset.
Star Cluster ignored them as he left town with Skyview and the
soldiers. They walked to a meadow near the village where a half
built building sat. The brick walls were half way done. Ponies
sat on ladders as they continued to lay bricks down. A pink rainbow
haired pony stood with a blue print giving orders for the roofing.
He turned when he heard the marching hooves of soldiers approaching
him. He glared angrily at Star Cluster but quickly turned his
attention to Skyview.
"Prince Skyview," the pony said smiling, "As you
can see we're almost ready for the roof and then we can start
working on the inside."
"Good," Skyview replied. He looked at Star Cluster,
"What do you think of it?"
"It's not much to look at," Star Cluster replied.
"It's not done yet," the pony replied trying his best
not to sound mad in front of Skyview.
Star Cluster looked at him calmly, "Then I'll have to come
back and see it when it's completely done."
"Lets go meet up with Starfire and Amaryllis," Skyview
Star Cluster and the soldiers followed Skyview through town
again till they reached the other end of town. Some distance
away from the street was a sidewalk leading to a large building.
There were soldiers standing outside close to the large barn
doors. The soldiers behind Skyview stood outside with the others
while Skyview and Star Cluster went inside.
Inside were many ponies carving and sawing wood. Some were
painting what looked like a small desk.
Starfire stood in the center of the room watching when Skyview
approached him. The noise stopped suddenly the minute everyone
saw Skyview and Star Cluster.
"So how is the desks doing?" Skyview asked him.
"Doing great so far. They have a few desks done. When they're
all done, they'll be stored here till the school is completely
finished. We also checked on the books on our way here. They
got three books done so far," Starfire replied.
The ponies in the room glared at Star Cluster as they worked,
they obviously didn't care to see him.
Just then Amaryllis approached him with a smile on her face,
"Star Cluster you have to see this!"
Star Cluster smiled and followed her to a wall behind him, there
sat a wooden furnished desk.
"This is the desk for the little ponies," Amaryllis
"I know," Star Cluster told her.
She lifted the top reveling a hollow bowel inside, she looked
at him and smiled, "But did you know the desks can open
Star Cluster obviously didn't expect it to happen, "That's...quite
"It's the same type desk as in...well...the other place...you
know. Well, I described it to Stardust and he had the first one
made," Amaryllis explained.
Star Cluster opened the desk again and looked at it curiously
which made Amaryllis laugh at his curiosity.
"This is the first one?" Star Cluster asked her.
"Yes, it's kind of like a demo desk," Amaryllis explained.
"Oh, I see," Star Cluster replied smiling at her.
Skyview watched Star Cluster and the desk. It looked plain
and not very appealing. A yellow pony approached him. He had
goggles on his head but not over his eyes.
"Prince Skyview, welcome. As you can see we're working on
the desks now and hope to have them finished in a few weeks."
"They look...plain," Skyview observed.
"Yes they are. The little ponies won't be distracted that
way," the yellow pony replied.
"If I was little I'd certainly wouldn't care to sit in them.
Couldn't you add a little bit of color on them?" Skyview
"Wouldn't it be to distracting?" the yellow pony asked.
Amaryllis and Star Cluster approached the yellow pony.
"I think the desks needs some colors or at least color the
chairs," Amaryllis said.
The yellow pony smiled, "The chair would be alright to color."
"How about a color for each chair?" Skyview suggested.
"Or a color for each row a desk is in," Starfire suggested.
"That's a wonderful idea," Amaryllis exclaimed.
"Yes it certainly was," Skyview agreed, "I didn't
think you could come up with good ideas."
Starfire smiled, "I never hear you coming up with good ideas.
Funny how I seem to come up with good ideas."
Skyview glared at him.
"Well could you do that?" Amaryllis asked.
"Yes it can be done if it's alright with Prince Skyview
and Prince Starfire," the yellow pony replied without mentioning
"Yes, do it," Skyview told him.
As they continued to talk Amaryllis noticed Star Cluster wasn't
with her. She looked around and spotted him leaving the workshop.
Amaryllis followed him outside and stood in front of the soldiers.
"Star Cluster," Amaryllis called him.
Star Cluster looked at him, "I'm sorry. I'm not much use
in there. That pony didn't even bother mentioning me."
Amaryllis nuzzled his neck, "I know."
Star Cluster hung his head over her neck, "It's been several
months and still no change in these...ponies. The closer the
school is to being built the more worried I get about you."
Amaryllis looked up at him, "Not now. I don't want to think
about it. I just want to concentrate on the school."
Star Cluster smiled and kissed her. He pulled back and smiled
at her, then he heard a noise. He turned his head and saw his
brothers standing there smiling.
Star Cluster glared at them, "How long have you been standing
"Long enough," Starfire answered, "Long enough
to hear and see everything."
Star Cluster's face felt hot, he certainly didn't want his brother
to see or hear what he said. He didn't mind the soldiers since
they're ordered to mind their own business.
"Starfire and Skyview laughed at him.
"I was just teasing you," Starfire quickly said, "We
just got here when we saw you kissing."
Star Cluster smiled sheepishly, "Oh."
Amaryllis laughed at his embarrassing look.
Even the soldiers quietly chuckled, it was defiantly a rare expression
for Star Cluster.
Starfire approached him smiling, "I do believe your embarrassed."
"Shut up!" Star Cluster exclaimed, "Not one word!"
Skyview walked with Starfire as the two laughed. Amaryllis couldn't
help but laugh every now and then.
The workers in the shop were watching the whole time with
"ummm...Is she crazy for doing that to him?" another
"They kissed!" another exclaimed.
"You mean that's his girlfriend?" another asked.
"Well you don't kiss a perfect stranger," anther exclaimed.
The yellow pony approached the workers at the barndoor, "So
Amaryllis the new school teacher is Star Cluster's girlfriend.
Interesting, I wonder what other ponies are going to say about