Star Cluster appeared from the gate and landed in a place
he had never seen before and a pony he never seen before.
"Who is this?" Raindrop asked curiously.
"This is our baby brother, Star Cluster," Skyview answered.
"He looks nothing like any of you," Raindrop observed.
"I know," Skyview answered, "Raindrop take us
to the front."
Raindrop led then into the castle, through the halls and out
the front door again. Star Cluster was amazed at how pretty the
When they left the castle through the front doors, Star Cluster
stood and gasped surprisingly at the two fighting dragons in
the valley. Star Cluster looked around, the valley was surrounded
by tall white walls that looked like mountains. Ponies stood
against the walls with soldiers in front of them to protect them.
Next to him were two ponies he never seen before.
"So Skyview, I see it worked," Stardust observed.
"Yes it certainly did. I just had to think about the other
gate and I was there," Skyview explained.
"Umm...where am I? What's going on? Why am I brought here
and who are those two ponies?" Star Cluster asked.
"This is the secret Valley in the north. That's Birdie Skyview's
girlfriend and you meet Raindrop Starfire's girlfriend. This
is Whisper Blizzard's sister," Stardust explained.
"Well my two brothers finally got themselves girlfriends,"
Star Cluster smiled, "And since when did Blizzard have a
"Since today when he found out. We'll explain it all to
you later. You have the flaming Pearl...right?" Stardust
"Yes, of course I do," Star Cluster answered.
"I want you to destroy the green dragon," Stardust
"Where did that green dragon come from?" Star Cluster
"That is Teriney, Fallen's brother. You destroyed Fallen
I want you to do the same to Teriney before he destroys this
valley and everyone in it," Stardust told him.
"But I can't, not with Luna in the way," Star Cluster
Stardust watched and gave it some thought. Then he looked at
Blizzard, "Can you freeze Teriney?"
"I don't think so, he's to big," Blizzard answered.
"Just freeze his feet to the ground, I want him still long
enough for Star Custer to destroy him. Skyview bring Luna back
when she returned to normal again." Stardust ordered.
"Sure," Skyview answered.
Blizzard turned into a cluster of snowflakes and flew towards
Teriney. He turned into a snow storm and flew around Teriney.
Kesia backed away, she had cuts, scratches and was bleeding on
the belly, neck and tail. Skyview winked behind Kesia.
"Luna!" Skyview yelled. Kesia turned and on the ground.
"Stardust wants you back. he's got a plan," Skyview
Kesia began to glow, then the white waters appeared covering
her till she shrank. When she was back to normal the glow stopped
and the waters disappeared. She painfully stood up, she didn't
realize how much she would hurt after she returned to normal.
Skyview approached her as his horn began to glow. He touched
her horn and the two winked back.
Stardust stood anxiously to see Luna. When Luna and Skyview
appeared, he smiled greatly. He hurried to Luna and picked her
up holding her.
"I told you I'd be fine," Luna muttered.
"You're alive at lest but fine? I doubt that," Stardust
He sat her down on the ground but continued to hug her.
"Not to tight, it hurts in some places. Teriney bit into
me pretty hard and his claws were so painful," Luna muttered.
"Well, looks like Blizzard is out of the way, now it's my
turn," Star Cluster said.
"Star Cluster?" Luna asked surprised to see him, "How
did you get here?"
Star Cluster smiled but he didn't have time to explain. He walked
down the steps and past Stardust. He stopped between the fence
and the castle. He stood on his hind legs, held out his hooves
and waited for the pearl to appear. Fire left the necklace and
turned itself into a ball. A round pearl appeared in the flames.
Star Cluster continued to stand as the flames fell to close to
the ground forming a staff. A dragon's claw appeared at the top
to hold the pearl in place. The flames left the staff and surround
itself around the pearl. The staff looked just like his old one
but it was white and gold instead.
Ponies by the castle wall stared with amazement.
Star Cluster took the staff and held it towards Teriney who stood
and struggle to free himself from the ice. Blizzard flew over
the trees and behind star Cluster. Then he returned to his pony
form standing next to Stardust.
The pearl began to glow, a yellow ray of light hit Teriney then
a rainbow swirled around the beam of light hitting Teriney and
"Noooo!" Teriney cried, "I was so close. So very
He glowed brightly, turning yellow. Then he burst into sparkling
stars falling to the ground. Star Cluster saw the burned forest
and the destroyed villages. He held up the staff and a rainbow
mist left the pearl and covered he valley restoring everything
the was burned or torn down by Teriney.
Once the rainbow mist was gone the valley was once again beautiful,
it looked like a dragon had never touched the valley.
"Thank you Star Cluster," Stardust said.
Star Cluster turned still holing the staff, "I thought I
could at lest fix what Teriney destroyed while I was here."
"So Teriney is gone?" Raindrop asked approaching Star
"Yes he's gone," Star cluster answered.
Ponies and soldier slowly walked away from the castle amazed
at how pretty the valley looked.
"Really gone?" Raindrop asked surprisingly, "He's
never coming back?"
"He's dead, gone, destroyed and he will not be coming back...ever,"
Star Cluster replied.
Raindrop smiled greatly with tears filling her eyes. Just then
a golden glow appeared in front of Starfire, Whisper's necklace
appeared. Starfire grabbed it and held it. The crescent moon
glowed putting Starfire in a trance then he blinked a few times,
"I agreed, that was a bit weird."
"Ok, I want to know why does these keys glow when we touch
them?" Skyview asked suddenly.
"My necklace never glowed or appeared out of no where before,"
"I never heard them doing that before," Raindrop said.
"That's because those keys are meant for you," Luna
"What do you mean?" Starfire asked.
"You three are the guardians of the gate or gatekeeps if
you prefer. Dad, the key with the rose is yours, the rose represents
the garden where your gate sits. Skyview. The snowflake one is
yours, the snowflake represents the snowy north where your gate
sits. Starfire, that key is yours, the moon represents Moony
Mountain where your gate sits. Each of you will feel or know
when someone goes through your gate. With those keys you can
go anywhere or to another gate. With three keys together you
can go through time which I believe is what Teriney was hoping
it would do, to change time or visit other worlds," Luna
"Wow, that's...amazing," Starfire muttered.
"Out of curiosity. Does this have anything to do with why
we're black?" Skyview asked.
"Yes, you're the color of the gates. The gates are made
of Draconite stone. It's almost charcoal black and very hard
to brake," Luna answered.
"Ok, umm...one more question. Is there anything else you
forgot to tell us?" Skyview asked.
Luna smiled, "Nope. I think that's it."
"Now that things are going to back to normal, Blizzard will
stay here won't he?" Whisper asked.
"Yes, he has to. This is his castle now. His kingdom. He's
got to stay and rule," Stardust answered.
"You're not coming back?" Luna asked looking at Blizzard.
"No but you can visit me. Remember, I'm only a gate away
from you," Blizzard answered.
Skyview took his key and handed it to Blizzard. The glow on the
snowflake disappeared the minute Skyview let go, "Take it
and keep it for me so you can visit Luna anytime you want."
Blizzard held the key and smiled, "I will." He approached
Luna and hugged her.
"Well, I need someone to stay and train Blizzard to be a
King," Stardust muttered.
"We can't," Skyview told him, "We got a lot of
work to do at home."
"Star Cluster?" Stardust asked.
"No, I don't even want to think about it," Star Cluster
"You're the only one who ruled a kingdom before. You have
no royal duties. You can stay and teach Blizzard," Stardust
"No, I don't remember how to rule and I most certainly don't
want to try and remember," Star Cluster exclaimed.
Raindrop approached Star Cluster, "Are you afraid of your
memories? Afraid of what you'll remember? I was like that 30
minutes ago. I realized I had to face it sooner or later and...It's
not that bad. Try it Star Cluster."
"Star Cluster," the Pearl called to him, "You
have to remember eventually."
Star Cluster fell silent, he was afraid to remember, he spent
most of his time running from it.
"Star Cluster, what you did is in the past. We forgave you,
the other kingdoms did too. Every pony I know of forgave you.
Stay and teach Blizzard. You can teach him to be a better king.
You know the things a King shouldn't do and King should do. Not
very many Kings knows that. You are the perfect teacher for him,"
Star Cluster looked at the castle then at Blizzard and then at
Stardust, "Alright. I'll try it. I will teach Blizzard to
rule the right way."
The black ponies smiled greatly.
"Now can one you take me back home? I was in the middle
of a meeting," Star Cluster remarked. The staff disappeared
in flames returning to his necklace.
"I will," Starfire replied, "I want to try the
"Oh Stardust, I almost forgot. Royal Heart said she loves
you and is still waiting for you," Skyview replied.
Stardust smiled greatly, "We'll all go home once I have
crowned Blizzard prince of the Secret Valley."