During the week, everyone was busy preparing for the crowning
of Prince Blizzard. They cooked the food for a villagers, some
washed the table cloths. Others gather flowers and anything else
that could be used for decorations. Starfire had gotten Stardust
and Luna's crowns for the ceremony. Luna and the Black ponies
were given rooms in the castle to sleep in during their stay.
Blizzard slept in his parents room which was large with a big
bed, red bed sheets and paintings. There were tables and large
windows with curtains hanging down. On one side of the room was
an open balcony where Blizzard could see the whole valley. While
he, Luna and the black ponies stayed in the castle they had to
be escorted around by a soldier since they didn't know their
way around yet.
A soldier came for Blizzard early in the morning, he knocked
on the door and waited for a few minutes. Blizzard opened the
door, he was wide awake and his hair was neatly brushed.
"Prince Blizzard if you're done with breakfast then it's
time to have your bath before your ceremony," The white
pony soldier told him.
Blizzard closed the door and followed the soldiers down a few
halls to a large bathroom where two male ponies stood waiting.
Stardust was there waiting at the door with his golden crown
on his head and his golden collar around his neck.
"Go inside and do as they tell you, then a soldier will
lead you to the doors. Don't forget what you had practiced this
week. You know what to say when I ask you the question?"
"Yes," Blizzard answered.
"Good, then I'll see you outside," Stardust replied.
Blizzard went inside the bathroom closing the door behind him
while the white pony soldier led him downstairs.
When he reached the bottom stairs he paused, there stood Skyview
and Royal Heart holding Silverstar in a blanket. Royal Heart
smiled greatly, She handed Skyview the baby and ran to Stardust.
She stood on her hind legs and hugged him, "I missed you
Stardust hugged her gently, "So did I." Then he pulled
her back, "This is my last adventure. Once I'm home I plan
to stay there."
Tears began to drip from Royal Heart's cheeks, "I was so
lonely at home. I can't wait for you to come home where we can
raise Luna and Silverstar together."
Stardust wiped her tears from her cheek, then he kissed her.
Silverstar woke up and began to cry. Stardust pulled back and
walked to Skyview. He picked up Silverstar and held him to his
coat, "Oh my little boy. I missed you too." Silverstar
eventually stopped crying and smiled at his father.
"He missed you a lot Stardust," Royal Heart told him.
She looked around to room. Paintings hung on the walls, dragon
statues sat on either side of the wide stars. The floor was white
marble with a red rug covering most of the floor.
"Stardust, this castle is so pretty. I can't believe this
is Blizzard's castle," Royal Heart told him.
"I supposed Skyview told you everything?" Stardust
"I only told her Blizzard was a prince and about his sister,
his parent and today is his crowning ceremony and that he has
a castle," Skyview explained.
"Well, he rushed to try to explain it all to me," Royal
Heart replied, "so today is Blizzard crowning?"
"Yes, he is 17. He's past the age for his ceremony which
he could of had one on his 16th birthday," Stardust replied.
"I wished I had enough time to do my hair and coat and feathers
Stardust smiled at Royal Heart then he kissed her, "you
are perfect the way you are."
Royal Heart smiled, "Thanks."
Just then another soldier led Luna down the steps. She had her
hair up hanging down in waves with her crown on her head. Her
tail had curls hanging down in strings over her wavy tail. Her
coat shined brightly in the sunlight. Her feathery wings were
"Mom?" Luna asked surprisingly.
Royal Heart smiled greatly, "You look so pretty, Luna."
Luna walked down the steps and hugged her mother and nuzzled
her baby brother, "I missed you both so much."
"So do we," Royal Heart replied.
"Where's Starfire?" Stardust asked.
"Outside taking care of things," Skyview answered,
"Star Cluster is here too with his wife and daughter."
"Well lets go outside and wait," Stardust proposed.
Two soldiers at the doors opened them letting the royal family
Ponies from all over the valley gathered around the castle
filling the yard, some stood outside the fence. Stardust led
his family to the platform where Starfire and Star Cluster was
waiting. Soldiers in silver armor stood in a row beside the platform,
some stood at the fence and gates.
"Is he getting ready?" Starfire asked.
"Yes, he should be out soon. Skyview, where's the crown?"
"The soldier is holding it till it's time," Skyview
pointed next to him on the grass.
Royal Heat looked around the valley smiling at it's beauty, "Stardust
this is so pretty. Is this really all Blizzard's land?"
"Yes, everything you see," Stardust answered handing
the baby back to Royal Heart.
"The castle is pretty on the outside too," Royal Heart
"Yes is certainly is," Stardust agreed.
In front of Stardust were many tables full of cooks ready to
serve the food and drinks. Ponies stood and stared at the royal
family, it had been a long time since anyone saw a King and Queen.
When Blizzard was done a soldier waited for him in the hall.
"Ready Prince Blizzard?" The orange pony soldier asked.
"Yes," Blizzard answered. His coat was extra clean
and silky smooth, he felt like his fur had been scrubbed off
during his bath. His hair was neatly brushed and shined. Around
his neck was his golden necklace.
The soldier led him downstairs to the doors. The two soldiers
that stood at the doors went outside. Stardust saw the two soldiers
stand looking at him.
"Looks like he's ready," Stardust muttered. He nodded
his head at the soldiers.
The soldiers opened the doors letting Blizzard outside. Ponies
suddenly became quiet as they watched Blizzard walk down the
Skyview took the crown from the soldier while everyone gathered
and watched anxiously for their new ruler to be crowned. Blizzard
followed the clear path to the platform. On the sides of the
path were polls that had red and white silk cloth stung to each
poll. Blizzard turned left and continued down the path and up
to the plat form where everyone could see him. Blizzard felt
nervous, every eye was on him. Blizzard bowed as Stardust got
ready to make his speech.
"Queen, Princesses, Friends and Villagers, today is the
crowning of Prince Blizzard. He is 17 and heir to the throne.
He was born in this castle along with his sister, Princess Whisper.
He was thought to be dead with his parents but as you can see
he is alive. The son and daughter of King Sky Ridge and Queen
lightwater had survived. He will stay in this valley to rule
and help you all just like his parents had done and their parents
before them. In every Kingdom, there is a law that once a Prince
or Princess is the age of sixteen that pony is to receive their
crown. Since you have past the age of sixteen and there for you
must receive your Prince's crown." Stardust picked up a
short golden crown holding it over Blizzard's head. "You
are to take care of this crown like it was yours till the day
you become King. By excepting this you have taken full responsibility
and care of the ponies in The Secret. Prince Blizzard, do you
except this crown and the responsibility that goes with it?"
"Yes," Blizzard answered clearly.
"Then I crown you Prince Blizzard of The Secret Valley,"
Stardust said setting the golden crown on Blizzard head.
Blizzard stood up and faced the ponies. Raindrop was crying happily
and so was Birdie.
"There's one more announcement everyone. I don't know if
all of you know this but Blizzard had been engaged for about
a year now. My daughter, Princess Luna of Ponyland is his fiancee.
This is what King Sky Ridge and Queen Lightwater left The valley
for in hope that their son would merry the Princess of Ponyland.
Their wish will be fulfilled," Stardust shouted.
Ponies cheered for Blizzard and Luna.
Stardust led Blizzard and the family through the path to a long
table that sat behind the cooks. Ponies gather around the cooks,
picking up plates full of food and drinks. Amaryllis, Peaches,
Raindrop, Birdie and Whisper were waiting at the royal table.
"Royal Heart this is Princess Whisper, Blizzard's sister.
and this is Raindrop, Starfire's girlfriend and this is her sister
Birdie Skyview's girlfriend," Stardust said.
Royal Heart smiled and nodded her head, "It's nice to meet
"It's an honor to meet you," Raindrop replied.
They turned to the table and took their places. Once they were
seated the cooks came and placed the food before them and drinks
as well, then they left. A crib sat next to Royal Heart where
she laid Silverstar down. He smiled and laughed.
"Stardust," Star Cluster began to say, "Me and
Amaryllis has something to tell you."
"What is it?" Star Cluster asked.
"Amaryllis is pregnant," Star cluster told him.
"That's wonderful news," Stardust replied smiling.
"I'm excited but I don't think I'm excited as Peaches,"
"Mommy is going to have a girl," Peaches exclaimed.
Star Cluster laughed, "She's hoping to have a sister. It's
far to early to know what it will be."
"Well, Congratulations you two," Royal Heart told her.
"Thank you," Amaryllis replied smiling.
"Yes, thank you," Star Cluster added.
"Birdie, would you like to come with me to Ponyland and
live there?" Skyview asked.
"I lived here all my life. I don't know anything else,"
"That is why you need to leave it. To see what else you
can do and see other places. Come with me," Skyview replied.
Birdie smiled, "As long as I can stay with you."
Skyview smiled at her, "Then you'll have to merry me."
Birdie smiled at him, "I'd love to."
Starfire and Raindrop sat next to Luna and Whisper listening
to everyone talk and eat.
"Raindrop how about you? Want to come with me to Dream Castle
and stay with me?" Starfire asked.
Raindrop smiled at him, "Are you asking me to merry you?"
Starfire smiled, "I was getting to that."
Raindrop giggled, "I'd love to merry you Starfire."
"Umm...Where do I live if mom gets married?" Whisper
"You'll live with us at the castle. You'll be taught to
be a Princess and meet other boys," Stardust replied.
"Well I guess we'll be expecting a few weddings sometime
in the future, then," Royal Heart remarked.
The ceremony party lasted all day. Ponies enjoyed themselves,
some played, others stood around talking or sitting together
on the grass by the fence. The cooks continued to keep themselves
busy. When it was all over and time to leave. Luna hugged Blizzard
and kissed him goodbye.
"Come and visit anytime, Luna," Blizzard told her.
"I will," Luna replied.
"Blizzard, I'll be back in a few days to start your teaching,"
Star Cluster told him. Then he and the whole family walked through