It was in the afternoon and Royal Heart was pacing the room.
She walked to the balcony where Luna stood and watched the town
in the distance. Royal Heart's stomach was largely round, she
knew it was just a mater of days now before she would give birth.
Luna had been with her a lot never letting her be alone which
was how Stardust wanted it. Royal Heart stood silently feeling
the wind on her face and trying to calm her down. She felt nervous
and uncomfortable today, even her baby moved in her stomach as
if it too was getting ready for something.
"Mom," Luna called to her, "Are you ok?"
"I'm fine Luna. Why do you ask?" Royal Heart asked.
"Your quiet today," Luna replied.
"Luna I'm just...nervous. I'm not sure why. Even the baby
is rather active," Royal Heart replied. She looked at Luna
and smiled, "Nothing to worry about." She turned and
walked into the room. She paced the room still can't get over
her uncomfortable feeling.
Luna turned and watched her, she knew something was bothering
her and it worried her.
Royal Heart stood over the bassinet and looked inside smiling,
"It feels like yesterday that you were sleeping here."
Luna walked to the bassinet and smiled, "I can't believe
I was that small."
Royal Heart smiled, "Yes you were defiantly small and we
were so very proud to have you. You were so cute and always cried
when you was Stardust, Skyview and Starfire together. I guess
seeing doubles of your father confused you."
"Soon there will be a new baby sleeping here," Royal
"Will it be special like me?" Luna asked.
Royal Hear smiled and nuzzled her, "Luna, your always going
to be my special little girl."
"Will it have abilities too?" Luna asked curiously.
"It might. We won't know till it's 3 or 4 years old. Lets
just hope the baby won't get super strength like Stardust,"
Royal Heart replied.
"Why?" Luna asked.
Royal Heart looked at her seriously, "When Stardust was
little, he had a very hard time controlling his strength. At
five years old he could easily broken your bones and he wouldn't
have known he did it. It takes a lot of training and concentration
to control great strength like Stardust. He had a very rough
time with it at a young age. He's in full control now though
which I'm very glad."
Luna looked at her worriedly, "I...didn't realize it was
so hard to be strong."
Royal Heart smiled, "Well, It was. Ask him about it sometime.
He could tell you stories that'll make you wonder why this castle
is still standing."
Thoughts of Stardust as a very strong baby raced through her
head. She wondered if her grandparents had a hard time with him.
Royal Heart smiled as she watched Luna deep in thought about
her father. As she stood she suddenly felt her stomach tightening,
contracting the muscles. She lifted her wings and moaned quietly.
Luna looked at her worriedly, "Mom!"
"Luna..." Royal Heart moaned.
"Mom, what's wrong? are you alright? do you hurt...mom!"
Luna exclaimed frantically when her mother didn't answer right
"Luna...It's time," Royal Heart muttered through the
"Time?...time for what?" Luna asked worriedly.
"The baby...it's coming. Get Stardust...quickly," Royal
Heart told her.
Luna winked out and appeared in the throne room. Blizzard
was sitting on her mother's throne listening to Stardust talk
one of the workers from town.
"Luna," Stardust exclaimed, "I told you not to
pop in here like that."
"I'm sorry but mom wants you. The baby is coming,"
Luna quickly said.
Stardust quickly stood up, "Blizzard find Skyview and tell
him to bring the doctor," Stardust looked at the yellow
pony that stood in front of him, "I'm sorry but I'll have
to discuss the building plans at a later time."
"Of course," the yellow pony nodded.
"Luna, take me to your mother and then get Starfire and
Star Cluster," Stardust told her.
"ok," Luna replied.
Stardust approached Luna as her horn began to glow. When her
father was within reach, she touch him on the shoulder with her
horn and they instantly winked out.
Stardust and Luna appeared in the middle of the room. Royal
Heart had managed to walk to her bed but couldn't climb up on
it. Stardust rushed to her side and easily lifted her on the
"Luna Hurry!" Stardust cried.
Luna winked out and appeared in the kitchen surprising the cooks.
"Where's Starfire?" Luna asked.
"Prince Starfire is in the storage room," a male cook
Luna turned and walked to a large wooden door, she opened it
and walked down the steps, she could hear voices, one of them
sounded like Starfire. When she reached the large storage room,
she could see rows of bookcases stuffed with large jars, behind
it on the far side of the room were stacks of flour, grain and
"Starfire!" Luna called out.
"What?" Starfire answered still not showing himself.
"Dad wants you. Mom is having her baby," Luna answered.
Luna heard hoof steps then she saw Starfire walking out from
a row of bookcases.
"Are you sure?" Starfire asked.
"Yes," Luna answered, "Where's Star Cluster?"
"In the garden I think. He should be tending to the flowers,"
Luna winked out as Starfire rushed up the stairs, "The rest
of you, continue with what you're doing."
Luna appeared at the gate and saw Star Cluster inspecting
the row of flowers. There were several gardeners with him talking
Star Cluster looked up and saw Luna, "Hi, what brings out
"Dad wants you. Mom is having the baby," Luna answered.
Star Cluster looked at the gardeners, "I'll inspect the
flowers later." He turned and approached Luna, "Lets
Luna followed Star Cluster into the castle and through the halls.
They had reached the stairs when they ran into Starfire. They
looked at each other knowing where the other was going. They
hurried upstairs to the forth floor and down the long hallway
till they came to Stardust's bedroom door. Blizzard stood waiting
as they approached. They could heard the moaning sounds Royal
"Sounds like it just started," Starfire muttered.
The sounds fascinated Blizzard.
As they listened the door suddenly opened and there stood
Skyview, "Luna you should be with your mother. The rest
of us will wait in the hall." Luna hurried inside while
Skyview went into the hall with his two brothers and Blizzard.
Luna slowly approached the bed as she watched the maids and
doctor preparing for the arrival of the baby.
"Luna, come here," Stardust told her.
Luna approached him and stood next to Stardust. She looked at
her mother who was taking deep breaths.
"Just stay with your mother and watch," Stardust told
her, smiling at her.
Time flew and all Skyview could her was the doctor telling
Royal Heart to push. Skyview paced the hall while Star Cluster
sat and watched him. Blizzard sat next to the door listening.
Starfire stood and watched Skyview.
"I can just see you when you get your own baby. You'll be
a nervous wreck," Starfire told him.
"I'm not nervous just...anxious. It's been several hours
and still we heard nothing," Skyview replied.
The sun had quickly set and the brothers laid on the hall
almost half asleep. Blizzard still hadn't moved, he was still
Just then they head a baby crying. The brothers quickly stood
up and smiled, they were relieved to hear the baby finally came.
Now they were anxious to find out if it was a boy or girl.
Luna stood by her father watching the doctor clean the new
born baby's dark silvery coat. The baby had hairy feet which
meant it was a boy. His hair was black, dark blue, and light
blue. He shivered and cried as the light green blanket was wrapped
around him. The doctor handed the baby to Stardust, "congratulations
your majesty, now I must be going. I'll see you all tomorrow."
He turned and left with the maids behind him.
Stardust smiled greatly, "Luna look, you have a baby brother."
Luna stared at the baby and smiled.
"Stardust," Royal Heart called to him.
Stardust turned and laid the baby next to her. Royal Heart looked
at him and smiled, she gently touched his hair hoof and mane
as the baby continued to cry.
"Oh Stardust, he's so pretty. He looks a lot like you,"
Royal Heart muttered.
The baby calmed down and looked at Royal Heart for several minutes.
"Look, he's got purple eyes like Luna," Royal Heart
Luna looked and saw his big eyes staring at his mother's eyes
and her smile.
"Can..can I hold him?" Luna asked nervously.
"Of course Luna," Royal Heart answered, "he is
as much apart of you as he is with us."
Stardust picked the baby up and gently handed him to Luna, "Now
cross your arms." Stardust laid the baby in her arms, "Just
hold him gently."
Luna looked down at him who was also looking up at her with his
big purple eyes. Luna couldn't believe she was holding a new
born baby, she felt as if he could brake with only a touch. He
leaned his head on her white coat and yawned. Luna smiled at
him, she felt suddenly attached to the tinny baby. His tinny
front hoofs hung over his light green blanket. He smiled at her
and not once did he look as if he wanted to cry. Did he too felt
attached to her?
"I think he really likes you, Luna," Stardust observed.
Luna smiled, "I think he does. He's...so cute."
Stardust smiled, "he sure is."
"What's his name?" Luna asked.
"We haven't decided yet," Stardust answered.
"I wouldn't know where to begin," Royal Heart told
him, "I don't have the slightest idea what to call him."
"Storm?" Luna asked, "Smoke, Gray, Silver."
"Silver..." Stardust muttered, "He does look like
"Prince Silver?" Royal Heart asked, "That doesn't
even sound right."
Stardust looked out of the balcony from the bed and saw the moon
shining and the stars twinkling brightly in the clear sky.
"Silver...star," Stardust muttered, "how about
"Prince Silverstar," Royal Heart muttered, "it
Luna nuzzled the baby's forehead, "I think it's perfect
Stardust and Royal Heart smiled seeing how much Luna loved her
new baby brother.
"Silverstar it is then," Stardust said, "now I
better let the others in before they brake down my door."
Royal Heart giggled. Silverstar smiled greatly at Luna who enjoyed
getting his forehead rubbed.
Stardust opened the door, "Come in." his brothers
walked in the room. Blizzard stood behind them, not sure if he
"Blizzard it's alight. Come closer," Royal Heart told
"So where's the baby?" Starfire asked.
"The doctor said it was a boy," Skyview remarked.
"Luna has him," Stardust answered.
They all approached Luna and saw a tinny baby in her arms smiling
up at her.
"He...he's gray," Starfire muttered, "Just as
I thought he would be."
They turned and looked at him curiously.
"What?" Starfire asked, "Stardust is black and
Royal Heart is white. Gray is the only obvious color you can
"Oh?" Skyview asked, "Kind of like how you thought
Luna would be gray too?"
Starfire glared at him.
"Just like two uncles arguing over colors," Star Cluster
Starfire and Skyview glared at him.
"If your three don't stop I'll teach my son to call you
uncle," Stardust warned them.
"Sorry," they replied.
"What's his name?" Star Cluster asked.
"Silverstar," Stardust answered.
Blizzard lowered his head and got close to Silverstar curiously
looking at his tiny feet. Silverstar looked at him and couldn't
take his eyes off of Blizzard bright ice blue eyes and mane.
Everyone laughed at the sight of Silverstar's curious face.
"Stardust, can I hold him?" Skyview asked.
"Sure," Stardust answered.
Skyview carefully took Silverstar in his arms and looked down
at him. Starfire and Stardust looked over his shoulders watching.
Silverstar looked up at them and began to cry.
"Let me hold him," Star Cluster muttered. He carefully
picked up silverstar and held him in his arms, "what is
it with you three? just one look and he cries."
"That happened to Luna too. I guess we confused him,"
Stardust pointed out.
As soon as Silverstar was safe in Star Cluster's arms he nuzzled
against his rich purple coat and smiled. Star Cluster could feel
a sudden hot feeling from within. He didn't feel hot to the touch
or was sweating. Star Cluster remembered the night he woke up
and thought it was just a dream, he now knew it wasn't a dream.
Something was wrong with him, it wasn't a painful feeling it
was just bothersome.
Star Cluster handed the baby to Stardust who carefully held Silverstar
in his arms. Silverstar looked up and cried. Stardust held his
up and nuzzled him till he smiled which didn't take long, he
seemed to like getting rubbed on the head.
Starfire looked at Silverstar and smiled. Silverstar stared at
him not sure what to make of him. He looked exactly like his
Stardust laughed, "I think Silverstar is confused."
he lowered his head and nuzzled him again making him smile once
Royal Heart yawned, "Stardust, I'm tired."
Stardust looked at his brothers, "It's getting late, we
should all go to bed."
"I guess so," Starfire replied.
"You can all see him tomorrow. He not going anywhere,"
Stardust told them.
"Ok, goodnight Stardust, Royal Heart," Skyview replied
and turned leaving the room. Starfire and Star Cluster said goodnight
and left the room. Blizzard waited at the door for Luna.
"Luna you can visit him tomorrow too if you like,"
Stardust told her.
"I guess but...I hate to leave. He's so cute," Luna
Stardust smiled, "I know how you feel. I hate to go to bed.
I can stay up all night watching him but...we all have to sleep
"Ok, goodnight dad, mom," Luna turned and approached
"Goodnight Luna," Royal Heart tiredly replied.
Blizzard led Luna out the door and left the room.
Stardust walked to the bed and saw Royal Heart yawning, "Get
some sleep. I'll see you in the morning."
Royal Heart smiled and closed her eyes, falling fast asleep.
Stardust walked to the bassinet and laid Silverstar down. he
yawned and closed his eyes. He had an exciting night and now
he was ready to sleep. Stardust stood and stared at his new son.
He remembered when Luna laid in the same possession sleeping.
She was only a baby, he never got a chance to see hear her say
her first words, to see her get in trouble, all the things a
father would have experienced.
"It's not going to happen this time," Stardust whispered,
"I will be here to raise you, me your mother and Luna...I
Stardust yawned but he continued to watch Silverstar for several
minutes before he too decided to go to bed.