A month had gone by since Star Cluster came to stay in the
castle. The ponies in ponyland were still mad but non dared to
say anything to him when he's around the black ponies.
Luna was in the meeting room with her mother learning out of
a book when a cyan colored soldier walked into the room, "I'm
sorry your majesty but King Stardust wants to see both of you
in the throne room."
"Thank you," Royal Heart replied.
She sat the book on the table and stood up, "We'll come
back and finish your lessons when Stardust is done with us. Come
Luna stood up and followed her mother out of the room.
Luna walked with carful steps through the hallway. The marble
floor shined, giving a mirror image of her wearing her Princess
crown and her long wavy mane. He tail hung in waves like her
"Luna?" Royal Heart called to her noticing her staring
at the floor.
"Sorry mom, I was just noticing how pretty the floor looked,"
Luna quickly explained.
Royal Heart smiled at her, "They sure do a good job cleaning
the floor, don't they?"
"I never seen anyone clean the floors," Luna remarked.
"It's all done at night. It takes a few week to do one floor.
Imagine doing four floors and the towers," Royal Heart explained.
"Oh, So they spend all night cleaning floors and that's
it?" Luna asked.
"Yes, it's a big job, Luna," Royal Heart replied.
They walked to the double doors. The soldiers opened the doors
allowing them to pass through. When they walked in, they could
hear voices. Apparently, Stardust wasn't alone.
They walked past the curtains and pillars to the stairs. Luna
could see her uncles and someone else there, someone she never
seen before. Stardust stood in front of the pony with Blizzard
next to him listening to his every word.
Stardust paused when he saw Royal Heart and Luna. As they approached
Stardust, Luna looked at Blizzard and smiled.
"So what is so important that it would interrupt Luna's
lesson?" Royal Heart asked.
Stardust pointed to a gray pony with dark red, deep pink and
white hair. He stood next to a wooden easel with along blue
paper on the front of it and several white cardboard hidden behind
the blue paper.
"He's brought the plans for the new school. I want you to
see what you think of it," Stardust replied, then he looked
at the male gray pony, "Explain it again to my wife and
The gray pony used a long thin wooden stick and pointed to the
blue paper, "This is the blue prints to the school. The
teacher will be here at a big desk while the little ponies are
sitting in rows in smaller desks. There's a platform at the head
of the class where the teacher's desk will be. Behind her will
be the black board."
"Looks good so far," Royal Heart told him.
"How big are the windows?" Blizzard asked.
"Just regular square size windows, only big enough for light
to get in but you can't see out," the gray pony replied.
"Can you make it a little longer?" Blizzard asked.
"The ponies would be able to look outside and get distracted,"
The gray pony answered.
"Just long enough to see outside when your standing but
not when your sitting," Blizzard explained.
"Ok, I see. I think that can be arranged. What do you think
your majesty?" the gray pony asked.
"Sounds like a good idea," Stardust answered.
"Well, now if you would allow me to show you the sketches
for the building," the gray pony said, he rolled the blue
print and turned the white card boards around to be seen. On
it was a white school building with windows and a few trees outside.
Luna couldn't help think it looked like one of the old schools,
just a simple small building.
"Will the little ponies go outside and play?" Luna
"What for?" Stardust asked her curiously.
"For a brake. There's school work, then lunch brake and
then recess and then back to school work," Luna explained.
"I'll have to talk to Amaryllis about the schedule for school,"
"How about a fence. A pretty fence to match the building?"
Blizzard asked, "It'll keep the ponies close to school while
"Well I don't know if there will be recess but a fence would
look pretty with the building," Stardust replied.
"Humm, school sounds interesting, I almost wished I was
going to school," Skyview commented.
Luna looked at him and smiled, "Your far to old for school."
Skyview glared at her, "Gee thank."
Starfire laughed. Star Cluster just smiled at him trying not
to laugh. Skyview glared at him, "What are you laughing
at, your just as old as I am."
Royal Heart giggled quietly, she was relieved that Stardust's
brothers were staying at the castle, they sometimes made her
"Add the things we want to it and have the blueprints and
sketches back to me before the end of two weeks is over. I want
a copy of them as well."
The gray pony bowed, "Yes, your majesty." He put the
cardboard in a portfolio and the blue prints in a funnel, then
he folded the easel and carried them out of the throne room.
"Now I got to make a letter to the other Kingdoms about
the school. I can't start building it till they agree with it,"
Stardust told them.
"Why?" Royal Heat asked, "You don't need their
permission to build the school in your kingdom."
"I was hoping the other Kingdoms would like the idea and
build schools in their kingdoms. Amaryllis will have to write
a book about being a teacher or teach a few ponies how to be
a teacher. Royal Heart I have high hopes for this school. Someday,
Dream Valley won't be a town that is barley head of the others
kingdoms, it'll be a city and that school is just the beginning,"
Stardust explained, "Now I must prepare some letters. Starfire
come with me, Blizzard you too."
Blizzard walked past Luna and smiled but didn't say anything.
He continued to follow Stardust out fo the throne room and down
the hall. They walked up upstairs to the fourth floor. Blizzard
was slowing down, he still wasn't used to climbing a lot of stairs.
"Blizzard," Stardust called from the top of the stairs.
"I'm coming...slowly," Blizzard answered.
"Stardust no one is as strong at you. You could run up and
down these stairs ten times and not be tired," Starfire
"I'm sorry, I just forget," Stardust answered.
Once Blizzard had caught up to him, they walked to Stardust's
room. Blizzard stood at the door looking around wondering if
he should go in.
"Well, are you coming inside?" Stardust asked.
Blizzard walked in and looked at the big bed, it sat a little
higher that his bed. He walked to the balcony while Stardust
sat in a chair at a small table. He took a ink pen and paper
and began writing.
"Why am I here in here for?" Starfire asked.
"I want you to deliver these letters. Anyone else would
be to slow," Stardust answered.
Blizzard stood on the balcony and looked outside, he saw the
forest which seemed to have no end. He remembered traveling through
forests that were very large. At times he thought he wouldn't
"Blizzard come here and watch," Stardust told him.
Blizzard left the balcony and stood next to Starfire watching
Just then Star Cluster walked into the room, "Stardust."
"Just a minute. I got a letter to write," Stardust
They stood for several minutes waiting for Stardust to finish.
When he was done, he folded the paper and placed it an envelope,
then he handed it to Starfire, "Now go to each of the pony
kingdoms and wait for their answer, then come back to me and
let me know what they said," Stardust told him.
"Ok," Starfire replied and took the envelope in his
mouth and left the room.
"Stardust," Star Cluster called to him, "I want
to speak with the Kings when they get here."
"Ok but it'll have to wait till after I tell them about
the plans for the school. If I tell them before the plans, they'll
be to distracted to listen to me," Stardust explained.
"Ok, as long as I get a chance to talk to them," Star
Cluster told him.
"When Amaryllis gets back from town, I want to talk to her,"
Stardust told him.
"I'll tell her," Star Cluster replied and then he left
Stardust stood up and looked at Blizzard, "Now for your
lessons. Lets go to the throne room and finish them."
Blizzard left the room the Stardust following him back tot he