It was in the afternoon when the cruise ship arrived at Drakon
Island. Stardust and Starfire followed the ponies off the ship
and onto the docks. They walked along the docks towards the street
instead of following the ponies to the hotel up on the hill.
"So where would Star Cluster be?" Starfire asked.
"Well I don't think he would be at a hotel relaxing. He
and Fallon came to this island with Luna for a reason,"
"And what would that be?" Starfire asked.
"I don't know. I think we should find out about the island
tale of a dragon," Stardust replied.
They walked to the street and stood in the middle watching ponies
walking past them or around them. The road was paved dark gray.
They could hear the hooves of ponies walking and talking. A few
of the natives were running shops and venders stared at them.
"How do we find out then?" Starfire asked.
"Ask someone," Stardust replied.
Starfire looked around and saw that the street was full of ponies
walking up and down the street. Vendors and shops were crowed
"Well, I don't think that will be easy," Starfire replied.
Stardust turned left and continued walking past ponies while
checking out the shops.
After awhile The shops and vendors sat farther and farther
apart with more palm trees around them. Just then Starfire saw
a purple pony walk around a shop.
"Looks like Star Cluster," Starfire pointed.
Stardust hurried to the shop and looked around it to find a pony
who looked similar but it wasn't Star Cluster. "Too light
"Well I thought it was him."
They continued walking up a hill, past a large white hotel and
down the hill past the beach.
"Look there's another purple pony," Starfire pointed.
"Yes but the is a girl and the hair is far to light."
"I don't think he's on this side of the island. I can't
imagine why he would be at the beach or hotel or at the shops.
It's not his sort of thing to do," Stardust commented.
"Yeah, you're right," Starfire agreed.
They continued walking along on the road till they saw a town
ahead with sailing boats and surfers in the distance. They walked
to town as the paved road turned to stone, flat and wider. There
were more ponies walking around from shop to shop and eating
from venders. There were more natives in town than the last town
they went to. It was easy to spot a native pony to the island,
they had bright colored coats and hair. Most of the native ponies
stared at the black ponies walking by.
"There's more ponies here than the last town," Starfire
"Could be because of the two hotels here," Stardust
Starfire looked behind the shops and notice a large white and
tan hotel, the other one was closer to the beach. There were
more palm trees in town too.
They kept on walking not sure what to do or who to ask about
the tale of the dragon. After awhile Stardust stopped at the
shop on the corner. "I'm going in to ask. You can wait here."
Stardust walked into the shop, Starfire could see him through
the tall windows. As Starfire waited he noticed a statue just
around the corner. He knew Stardust told him to stay put but
it wouldn't hurt to take a quick look. He left the shop and walked
to the corner. He stood and gasped at the tall statue of a dragon
sitting on a ball with it's tail wrapped around it and the stone
it sat on. It's feathered wings hung at it's side covering the
Stardust walked out of the shop looking disappointed and noticed
Starfire wasn't there. He looked around the crowd of ponies and
saw Starfire standing around the corner.
"It's a good thing we're the only black ponies on the island,"
Stardust muttered. "Any other color and I would have a hard
time finding him."
He walked up next to Starfire, "There you are."
"Sorry Stardust but I couldn't help notice this statue,"
Starfire pointed. "It's the dragon."
Stardust looked at the statue and saw the familiar dragon he
had see Luna turn into to.
"It's...the same dragon," Stardust said.
"Amazing, isn't it?" Starfire asked, "Do you think
that's why Star Cluster and Fallon are here?"
"Yes, I'm sure it is," Stardust replied.
"So did you find out anything in the shop?"
"No, she was far to busy to tell me anything."
Just then a tan pony with bright yellow, orange and green hair
walked up to them, "Hello. You're new to the island, aren't
"Yes," Stardust answered. "And you're a native
to this island?"
"Yes I am. I don't live in town though. My house is some
walking distance away. Well, I couldn't help noticing you two
staring at the statue."
"It's very interesting," Stardust replied, "Can
you tell us about that dragon?"
"It's just a story told to the guest when they arrive to
this island," The pony replied.
"We haven't heard much of it," Starfire told him.
"Oh, well. The dragon is a protector or guardian of power
and wisdom and Drakon Island is it's home. If anyone goes searching
for it, they'll only find their deaths. This statue is actually
fake. The real statues are not as big and they're all over the
What is power and wisdom?" Starfire asked.
"I have no idea. I just tell the story, I don't explain
"What kind of dragon is she?" Stardust asked. "I
never heard of a feathered dragon before."
"I don't know."
"You're a native and you don't know?" Starfire asked.
"Look you two. It's just a story. You two act as if it's
all real. I've told the same story to everyone. I don't know
anything else," The pony replied feeling a bit annoyed with
"We're sorry. Please forgive us. I guess the story really
interests us. If you'll excuse us, we've...got some looking around
to do," Stardust told him.
"It's ok," the pony replied smiling. "Say, you're
not going to hunt for the statues are you?"
"I thought about it. Why do you ask?" Stardust asked.
"They're on the other side of the island. It's the part
where guests are not allowed to go."
"Why?" Starfire asked.
"It's where natives want to live away from the guests. I
live over there as well."
"Oh, thanks for telling us," Stardust turned and left
The tan pony stood and watched as they walked through town. "How
did he know the dragon was a she and she was a feathered dragon?"
The pony looked at the statue. "The only thing feathered
on the statue is the wings which doesn't indicate she's all feathered,"
the pony turned and looked at the black ponies. "They know
more than they're telling. I'll have to keep an eye on them."
He left the statue and followed the black ponies from a distance.