Chapter 83: The secret of the past
|Raindrop, Stardust, Skyview, Starfire, Birdie
and Luna ran into the castle. Stardust couldn't believe how pretty
the inside looked.
"I never seen so many pictures," Starfire muttered
looking around the walls.
Just then they heard shouting. One of them was obviously Whisper,
her voice seemed to carry down the halls and through walls.
Raindrop and the others ran up the steps on the side to the second
first floor. They continued running as the shouting got louder.
"You should never have came!" Whisper shouted, "You
just couldn't mind your own business!"
"No I couldn't. How could you keep such a secret?"
Blizzard asked angrily.
"That picture is non of your business!" Whisper shouted.
"It is to my business. She is wearing my necklace!"
Whisper was mad and so was Blizzard. Whisper ran at him trying
to hit him. Blizzard smiled, his coat began to steam, "I
dare you to touch me."
Just as she was about to hit him, Stardust grabbed her and yanked
her back by the tail. Whisper was thrown back to the floor. Shocked
at what had happened, she looked up to see Raindrop looking angry
"Mom?" Whisper asked surprisingly, "Y-you're here?
In the castle? But I didn't think you'd ever get near the castle
"It's time for me to stop running and face what happened
to your parents," Raindrop replied.
Starfire and Birdie was surprised at the sudden change in Raindrop.
She was no long the scared secret pony she was.
"But...Blizzard broke in and..." Whisper began to explained.
"If you had touched him, you would have turned to ice,"
"W-what?" Whisper asked surprisingly as she stood up.
"Just look at him, he's so cold the steam is coming off
him. Anything and anyone who touches him will turn to ice,"
Whisper looked at saw cold steam rising from his coat. She remembered
when he told to try and touch him.
"But he shouldn't be in here. Non of you should be. Mom
he broke in," Whisper exclaimed.
"I most certainly did. I thought I could find out what all
the secret is about and instead I find this," Blizzard pointed
tot he picture, "Whisper the Princess and my necklace."
"Your necklace?" Raindrop asked staring at him.
"Yes, that is my necklace. Teriney took my necklace and
traveled to the north. I tracked him this far to get it back,"
Blizzard explained still a bit upset.
"That's a lie. That necklace was destroyed in a fire,"
"I'm telling you that is mine!" Blizzard exclaimed
"Blizzard calm down," Stardust told him.
Luna approached Blizzard, "Please."
Blizzard took a deep breath to relax and letting his icy shell
Raindrop was so shocked that she had to sit down on the bench
under the window.
"Raindrop, are you alright?" Starfire asked.
"Blizzard, do you remember that unicorn?" Raindrop
Blizzard looked up at the painting, he remembered her smiling
at him, he remembered her giving her necklace to him. He looked
at Raindrop with a calm face, "Yes I do. I...I think she
gave me her necklace."
"Raindrop," Birdie muttered, "He's the one. He
"That's not possible though," Raindrop replied, "I
was surprised to see him when I first saw him but I didn't think
is was him. I knew it couldn't be him."
"Mom, What are you and Birdie talking about?" Whisper
asked after she had calmed down.
"Whisper, there's something I never told you. I didn't see
the need to tell you till now. Whisper, as you know, you are
the daughter of Queen Lightwater my best friend and King Sky
Ridge. But...you also had an older brother named Blizzard,"
The news shocked everyone. They turned and stared at Blizzard.
"You...you mean I'm a...A Prince?" Blizzard hesitated
"How do you know it's him?" Whisper asked, "You
should have told me this!"
"I'm sorry Whisper but I thought he was dead," Raindrop
replied, "You see around the age of three a Prince or Princess
gains their ability. For Prince Blizzard it was ice. He could
turn anything to ice if he wanted to and most of the time he
did. For you it was talking to animals. Blizzard is heir to this
castle." Raindrop stood up and walked to the last painting,
she took the cloth off showing a family painting of the King,
Queen, Whisper and Blizzard. It was quite obvious to anyone the
one in the painting was Blizzard.
Raindrop sat down to rest, she was still shaking from shock.
"Umm...how old am I?" Blizzard asked.
"You didn't know?" Raindrop asked.
"No, I was to young to know or care to," Blizzard replied.
"You're 17," Raindrop answered, "Whisper is 14."
Raindrop took a deep breath, "Queen Lightwater was my best
friend. Our parents worked in the castle so I spent most of the
time playing with the Princess. We grew up, I watched her get
married, I saw Blizzard and Whisper born in the castle. I was
their Nanny when the Queen needed me. I was there for her and
the King till the day they died. It was a perfect afternoon when
three ponies were found wondering around the north. They almost
died but when they were healed and back to normal, they told
the King and Queen where they were from. They had traveled very
far from Ponyland and told the King and Queen about the Royal
Ponies there that had amazing abilities. Well King Sky Ridge
and Queen Lightwater knew they had found their missing ancestor.
The King and Queen decided to travel there, it was going to be
a long trip but they would ask the other Kingdoms for help along
the way. I went with them to take care of the two babies. Blizzard
was 4, Whisper was 1 years old at the time. I went to help care
for the two on the long journey. Birdie stayed at the castle
cooking, no one could cook better than her. We left the valley
with a large group of soldiers while only a hoof full stayed
at the castle. When we got tired or a storm came, we quickly
set up tents and slept or waited. It was the day I'll never forget,
they day when I last saw my best friend alive. A bad storm came
and we had to quickly set up tents. I was in the King and Queen's
tent sitting by the fire and holding Whisper, the King had giving
her his necklace to play with which she often tried to bite on.
It was then that we got a visitor who came in our tent for shelter
although the cold didn't seem to bother him. The pony was named
Teriney, he had the strangest eyes I've ever seen. He saw the
Queen's necklace and wanted to buy it. The King said no. Blizzard
had a fascination for the Queen's necklace. The diamonds looked
like his mother's eyes so he always sat and stared at it. It
amazed me how he could sit for so long staring at it. The Queen
gave him her necklace to quiet him down while they talked. Teriney
eyed Blizzard who sat next to his mother. Teriney tried again
to buy it. The shouting had scared Blizzard, he turned and ran
to hide, I'm not sure where he went though. Whisper began to
cry from Teriney's strong voice. King Sky Ridge sent me to another
tent with his daughter so he could talk to Teriney privately.
I asked about Blizzard but the Queen said it was alright and
to leave him. For years I thought it was a big mistake. I left
the tent. I covered the baby as best I could with a blanket and
tried to find my way through the thickness of the winter storm.
By the time I saw a tent I heard Queen Lightwater screaming.
King Sky Ridge was yelling. Both seemed to be in horrible pain.
I was scared for both of them and didn't know what to do. Soldiers
ran out of their tents almost knocking me down, They too heard
the screams. I ran to find another tent but then I heard the
soldiers yell and scream with pain. I turned to look and saw
them all consumed in fire...even my own father who was captain
of the soldiers. It was something I'll never forget, It was like
a nightmare coming to life. I was so scared I thought I'd be
next so I ran and hid over the snow bank. I turned and peaked
to see what happened. Teriney blew fire on all the tents. I stood
up and ran back. I was so scared I was crying. Everyone had died
even the husbands and sons in this valley. Prince Blizzard was
in the tent and I thought he was dead too. All I had was the
Princess, that last royal family to be alive. I traveled through
the blinding snow using the mountains as my guide. By the time
I reached the valley I was frozen, sick and very weak. The Princess
had a slight fever but within a few days she was back to normal.
As for me It took a few week before I felt better but it took
almost a year before I could stop crying long enough to look
at Whisper. She looked so much like her mother. The memories
were so painful I asked everyone not to ask about it or talk
about it. There were whispering among the valley though. When
Whisper got older she made them all stop talking about it. For
awhile it worked but the memories never stayed away for to long."