It was morning and the royal family was having breakfast as
usual. Stardust gave the order for the day. Amaryllis talked
about the school schedule who was anxious to be a teacher again.
Luna sat and listened. For the last few days she hadn't said
a word. She had pretty much given up asking her father if he
had free time. All she could do is stare at Blizzard since she
will most likely not see him again till dinner.
As they talked, a soldier in silver armor walked in and bowed
slightly, "I'm sorry your majesty but your parents are here."
"Our parents?" Stardust asked looking at Skyview.
"They didn't tell me they plan on coming here today,"
Skyview told him.
"Have them wait in the throne room. We'll be there shortly,"
The soldier left the room while Stardust and the others hurried
with their breakfast. Luna suddenly felt happy, she would get
a chance to talk to her grandparents and if possible maybe Blizzard.
After breakfast Stardust and the family walked to the throne
room. When they reached the stairs, Luna noticed they were sitting
on the thrones. They were probably remembering when they had
once ruled Ponyland. As Stardust and his family approached them,
they stood up from the thrones and approached them.
"Hope you didn't mind," Ribbon Lock said, "just
sitting there brought a lot of memories." He looked at Star
Cluster, "Some I wished I could do over again."
"It's ok, dad," Stardust replied, "So why did
you two come here?"
"Just to visit everyone in the castle. It gets a bit lonely
at Paradise Estate," Ribbon Lock answered.
Just then Blizzard felt something touch his back leg. He turned
his head and looked behind him. To his surprise if was a hairy
furball. Not sure what it was nor did he care, he suddenly turned
into a cluster of snowflakes and flew on the other side, appeared
in pony form next to Luna. Stardust and everyone in the room
was surprised at his sudden action.
"What's wrong?" Stardust asked, "Haven't you ever
seen a Bushwoolie?"
"A Bushwoolie?" Blizzard asked, "What is that?"
Stardust pointed to the purple bushwollie next to him, "This
is a bushwoolie, his name is Wishes. He's harmless and all fur."
"I've seen one once on my travels. They came in many different
colors and seemed so strange. I kept my distance and made sure
I didn't go through that forest again," Blizzard explained.
Royal Heart laughed, "don't be afraid of Wishes. Go touch
Blizzard stood still not wanting to get near the strange creature.
Wishes came closer but Blizzard just took a few steps back.
"Blizzard he won't hurt you," Royal Heart told him.
Star Cluster approached wishes and picked him up then he held
wished up to Blizzard.
"Take him," Star Cluster told him sternly.
Blizzard took Wishes and stared at him for a few minutes, studying
his fur and strange round body. Then he sat him on the floor,
Wishes turned into a ball and rolled around. Peaches stood close
to her mother when Wishes rolled by. Peaches smiled and began
"Peaches," Amaryllis called to her.
"It's ok, she's fine playing in her," Stardust looked
at his parents, "Are you two hungry?"
"A little," Ribbon Lock answered.
Stardust smiled, "Blizzard go to the kitchen and have refreshments
brought to the throne room."
"Ok," Blizzard answered, he turned and left the group
walking along the red carpet. Luna looked at him sadly, wanting
to go with him. Star Cluster looked at her and saw how sad she
"Luna," Sunlight called to her.
Luna turned and looked at her.
"I missed you," Sunlight said to her.
Luna put on a fake smiled, "So have I, grandma," Luna
Sunlight approached her and hugged her, "We'll have the
whole afternoon together."
Luna was happy to hear that but yet sad that she would once again
be to busy for Blizzard.
"So what have you been doing since you and Blizzard got
engaged?" Sunlight at her.
"Oh, nothing, just...studying stuff and learning to be a
queen," Luna replied.
"Nothing?" Sunlight asked smiling, "That sounds
like something. Learning to be a queen is important."
"I know," Luna replied.
Royal Heart lightly nuzzled her cheek, "She'll make a wonderful
"Oh before I forget, how's the baby doing?" Sunlight
asked suddenly changing the subject.
"Just fine. The baby is growing," Royal Heart answered.
Amaryllis approached them and listened.
Sunlight smiled at her looking at royal Heart's stomach, "You
should see your stomach start to grow soon."
Royal Heart laughed, "That's all I need is for Stardust
to get fuzzy over me. He's was pretty bad when I carried Luna."
"He just worries about you and the baby," Sunlight
Luna wasn't listening to her mother talking to Sunlight, she
stared at the shinny floor sadly looking at her image, wondering
if she'll ever get a chance to talk to Blizzard or her father.
Starfire glanced at Star Cluster and noticed how hard he was
staring at Luna.
"What is the hard look for?" Starfire asked. Skyview
looked at Star Cluster and he too noticed the hard look Star
Cluster was giving.
"Sorry, a habit I guess," Star Cluster replied not
looking away from Luna.
"Do you always have a habit giving Luna a hard look?"
"Come on and tell us what's bugging you," Skyview replied.
"Look at her," Star Cluster told them, "Doesn't
she seem a bit sad?"
Starfire and Skyview looked Luna, she wasn't smiling and didn't
seem to be listening to anyone, it was like something was on
"Well, now that you mentioned it," Skyview replied.
"What's bothering her?" Starfire asked.
"If non of you noticed yet, she's been awful quiet lately,"
Star Cluster told them.
Starfire and Skyview continued to look at Luna wondering what
was bothering her. Why haven't she said anything?