It was morning and Starfire was the first to wake up. The
fire was waving and crackling in front of him. His body felt
warm and his wings was fee of ice. He slowly got to his feet
and stood on the wooden floor. The room was almost empty except
for a few tables. The windows were covered with curtains to keep
the light out. Starfire could hear Stardust's voice outside.
He walked to the doorway and saw Stardust standing with a purple
pegasus who he barley remembered seeing.
Stardust turned and smiled, "You're awake. How are you feeling?"
"Great and warm," Starfire answered. She walked past
Stardust and down the steps as he looked around, "Where
"That will be answered once everyone is awake," Stardust
told him," Oh, this is Raindrop." Stardust pointed
to the purple pegasus next to him.
"Hi," Raindrop said smiling, "I still can't get
over that you're a male pegasus."
Starfire smiled and stretched his wings, then he flapped them
and folded them again, "Yes I'm really a pagasus. I'd love
to go flying and stretch my aching wings."
Raindrop smiled, "I can show you around sometime from the
air if you like."
"I'd love that," Starfire replied smiling at her.
"Where am I?" Skyview asked standing behind Stardust.
"I'll tell you once the other's wakes up," Stardust
replied, "How are you feeling?"
"I feel great. Well rested," Skyview replied.
"Oh, this is Raindrop," Stardust told him pointing
to the purple pegasus.
"How long have I been asleep?" Skyview asked.
"Since yesterday," Raindrop answered.
Skyview yawned and then looked around, "This is a pretty
"Yes, it's quite pretty here," Raindrop replied.
Stardust walked inside the house and looked at Blizzard and
Luna, "those two should be up soon."
"Hopefully," Starfire added.
"I hope you don't mind me asking but who is he?" Raindrop
"My daughter's fiancee...Blizzard," Stardust answered.
Raindrop stared at Blizzard with a calm face. She continued to
stare at him when she noticed one of his legs moving, "Looks
like he's waking up."
Stardust approached him and watched.
Blizzard slowly opened his eyes to something bright red. When
his vision cleared, he gasped in fear and sat up scooting himself
away from the fire. Blizzard backed up into Stardust's front
"I'm sorry Blizzard but you were freezing. I had no choice,"
Stardust told him.
Blizzard looked up at him and then he looked around the room.
He didn't noticed Raindrop still staring at him he only noticed
Luna laying on the wooden floor close to the fire.
"Luna, is she alright?" Blizzard asked standing on
"I hope so. She hadn't woken up yet," Stardust answered,
"Blizzard, this is Raindrop."
Blizzard looked and saw her still staring, "Hi."
Raindrop smiled, "Hi. Are you alright. you seemed...scared
a minute ago."
"I'm fine. I just...don't like to get near fire," Blizzard
explained. Just then he noticed the doorway and heard the birds
chirping. Blizzard hurried to the doorway and stood gasping at
the beauty of the forest.
"So, you're name is Blizzard?" Raindrop asked still
staring at him.
Blizzard turned and walked inside, "Yes, it is."
Suddenly a mint green unicorn hurried into the room from the
hallway. She had ice blue, pink and white hair. Her eyes were
ice blue crystals.
"You're late," Raindrop told her looking upset.
"Sorry mom, I was...talking to my friends," the unicorn
She was a young unicorn, smaller than Blizzard.
"I'm sorry," Raindrop told the ponies in the room,
"this is my daughter, Whisper."
"Hi," Stardust replied.
"Hi," Whisper replied. she stared with fascination
at Skyview and Starfire then at Stardust.
"We are triplets and yes, those two are real," Stardust
"You...you are?" Whisper asked.
"Yes, I'm a real unicorn," Skyview told her.
"My wings are real," Starfire added.
"So you can...wink like other unicorns?" Whisper asked
Skyview disappeared and reappeared next to Whisper, "Yes
I most certainly can."
Whisper looked at him surprisingly.
As they stood, Luna began to move her legs as she slowly woke
up. She opened her eyes and remembered what had happened. Her
father was swept away in the snow right before her eyes.
"Luna, are you alright?" Stardust asked.
Luna looked up at him and began to cry, "Dad?"
Stardust sat down and picked her up hugging her.
"I thought I lost you," Luna sobbed.
"No. You'll never loose me. We're safe and warm now,"
Stardust told her. He sat her down in a sitting position, "Luna,
this is Raindrop and her daughter, whisper."
Luna whipped her tears away and smiled, "Hi."
"Hello," Raindrop replied smiling at her.
Whisper stared at her with fascination, "You have a horn
"Yes," Luna replied.
Whisper smiled, "Come on, those can't be real."
Luna winged next to Blizzard and ruffled her wings, "They're
Whisper gasped, "wow, to be both, a unicorn and pegasus.
Your very lucky."
Luna smiled, "I didn't always think so." She looked
around the room realizing she had never seen this room before,
"Umm...where am I?"
"Come I'll tell you all," Raindrop told them. She led
them outside to the porch, "This is the secret valley, some
call it paradise. It's called that because it's hidden in the
north. It's impossible for anyone to find this place. Those who
do are very lucky. This valley is extremely large. It's surrounded
by walls that looks like mountain on the outside. It has been
like this for as long as anyone can remember. There's lots of
ponies, who lives here grows food and raises families. If you
decided to leave I must ask you never to tell anyone about this
"We will eventually leave. We can't stay here but if that's
what the ponies in this valley wants then we won't tell anyone,"
Stardust told her.
Raindrop smiled, "thank you."
"This place wasn't even on the map," Skyview remarked.
"And you won't find it on any maps. This wouldn't be called
the Secret Valley for nothing," Raindrop replied.
Starfire giggled. Skyview just glared at him.
Just then Starfire's stomach began to rumble. Raindrop looked
at him curiously.
Starfire smiled, "I'm hungry."
Raindrop laughed, "Well, come inside, I got some food cooking.
It should be done soon." They followed Raindrop up the steps
and into the house.