Star Cluster stood at the stone ruins as the sun shined brightly
on his dark purple coat, his hair looked brighter in the light.
He still couldn't get over what he just saw, a pony walking through
the Gate when the moon wasn't even full. Was it even possible?
And yet he saw it with his own eyes. He looked around and noticed
the broken stones laying around. The stone tiled floor was about
the only thing still intact. He turned around and noticed another
archway, but it was small, leading from it was a cobble stone
trail. Star Cluster left the Gate and followed the trail through
the forest to a clearing. He came to a hill and followed the
trail till it disappeared into the ground. When he reached the
bottom of the hill he looked around but there was no trail, just
trees. He decided to keep heading in the same direction hoping
to run into something. He knew there had to be a town nearby,
he had sent his brothers through the same Gate many times.
As he walked through the thick forest he saw an end to the forest.
He hurried through the forest and stopped at the edge. He was
amazed at all the houses lined in a row on both sides of the
He walked out of the forest and onto the sidewalk. He continued
walking past houses and fences. Some yards had ponies either
trimming their bushes and just sitting on the porch. He continued
to walk until he reach the corner of the street. He stopped and
looked around, there was only one way that the houses seem to
end. He was curious as to what was past the houses. He turned
and walked from the community of houses and suddenly stopped,
looking amazed. On the sidewalk across the street were ponies
walking past the park entrance. What amazed him was the number
of earth ponies he saw.
"There's so many earth ponies," Star Cluster muttered.
"You will not find any pegasus or unicorns in this world.
Just normal earth ponies everywhere," Fallon whispered.
"Interesting," Star Cluster replied.
He walked across the street and into the park. As he looked
around and watched ponies play he noticed something else that
looked odd. Non of them had hairy feet. He wondered if there
were a lot of female ponies in this world. He quickly left the
park and turned right since a town interested him.
"Just what are you doing?" Fallon whispered, "Just
find the Princess."
"That will take time. I wouldn't know where to look. Besides
if I'm to look for her I need to know this town first,"
Star Cluster whispered.
Ponies nearby wondered if he was talking to himself since no
one was with him.
"Don't talk to me when there's a lot of ponies around,"
Star Cluster whispered observing the strange looks he was getting.
As he walked closer to town, there were more buildings on
each side of the street. Star Cluster stopped and looked through
the windows of the stores. He saw all kinds of stores. He saw
a bookstore, a hat store, a toy store and more, but what fascinated
him the most was a Barber Shop. He stopped at the window and
looked in. He saw ponies sitting in chairs getting their manes
cut. He watched and waited for their hair to grow back but it
didn't. He continued to stand and watch until a pony left the
barber shop. Star Cluster was so interested that he had to ask.
"Excuse me," Star Cluster quickly said to him.
The light pink pony with rainbow hair stopped and turned around,
Star Cluster was a bit surprised The voice was a male.
"You just had a mane cut?" Star Cluster asked.
"Yes I did," he answered, then he looked closely at
Star Cluster and then down at his hairy feet. "The barber
could trim your mane, but the hair on your feet could defiantly
get a cut."
Star Cluster looked at his feet, they were very hair compared
to the hairless feet of other ponies, "I don't need the
hair on my feet cut," Star Cluster looked at the pony's
feet, "Did you get yours cut while you were in there?"
The ponies looked at him surprisingly. "I did not. My feet
doesn't grow hair," the pony turned looking rather disgusted
at Star Cluster. Then he left.
Fallon laughed quietly. "The male ponies in this world don't
have hairy feet. That is natural to them."
"They look like girls. I'm certainly glad I wasn't born
in this world. This world feels to strange to me," Star
He continued walking around town observing everything that he
When the sun was half in the horizon, Star Cluster left the
town and went to the forest. He walked deep in the forest and
hid in a small clearing between a few bushes and trees.
"It's been a long time since I slept outside in the forest,"
Star Cluster said. He laid in the grass curled in a ball with
his tail covering his feet and half of his face.
"Tomorrow I will start searching for the Princess,"
Star Cluster muttered. As the sun disappeared and the forest
got darker, Star Cluster fell into a dreamless sleep.