Luna laid down in bed with her father curled in a ball next
"Goodnight," Stardust whispered to her as he nuzzled
"Goodnight," Luna replied.
She and everyone in the house wasted no time getting to sleep.
They all slept soundly and peacefully except for Luna. She continued
to have the dream.
The Flaming Pearl sat in the darkness alone.
"Kesia!" the voice whispered.
"Go away, I found you. Now leave me alone!"
Luna woke up. She sat up and looked around the room in the darkness.
Everyone was still asleep. She couldn't see Starfire and Skyview
because of their black coats blending in with the darkness but
she could hear them sleeping. She rubbed her face with her hoofs
"There's only one thing that can stop it," Luna thought.
She stood up and quietly left her blanket. She thought she was
walking on a clear path out of the room but suddenly she stepped
Skyview woke up and saw Luna looking down at him surprisingly
with her left hoof up.
"Luna?" Skyview asked tiredly, "What are you doing?"
"I...uhhh...was going to the kitchen."
"That's in the other direction. Just where are you really
going?" Skyview asked.
Luna walked over him and began heading out of the room.
"Luna!" Skyview suddenly said in a whispering voice.
Luna turned and looked at him who was now sitting up, "I'm
going to see the pearl."
"You can't. No one is to touch it," Skyview told her.
"I got to!" Luna exclaimed, waking her father up and
"Luna what are you doing?" Stardust asked.
"She was going to see the flaming pearl," Skyview answered.
"Luna you know you can't,,"
"But dad...I've got to see it!" Luna exclaimed.
Star Cluster yawned and then sat up in bed. "Would you go
"I can't!" Luna exclaimed then she hurried out of the
room to the bag with the pearl inside.
Skyview winked to the room and saw Luna opening the bag. Stardust
hurried out of the room, "Luna!"
Luna looked at him with tears running down her cheeks. "I
can't sleep. I'm still dreaming it and it won't stop calling
"It talks?" Starfire asked as he and Star Cluster walked
in the room.
"No it can't," Chief Tahoe answered as he and Pineapple
walked in the room.
"It does and it won't leave me alone!" Luna yelled.
"Luna!" Stardust yelled angrily.
"I'm sorry dad, I...I just want a good night's sleeps,"
Luna replied as she began to cry.
Luna quickly took it out of the bag and unwrapped it. The Pearl
in flames sat on the yellow cloths that it was wrapped in. Luna
picked up the pearl and stared at it.
"What do you want?" Luna asked. "Why can't you
leave me alone? I'm not Kesia!"
"But you are Kesia," the Pearl replied shocking everyone
in the room that heard it.
"You mean it really does talk?" Chief Tahoe asked shockingly.
"I am not. I'm Luna, I was born as a winged unicorn. That's
it!" Luna exclaimed.
"No, you were reborn as a winged unicorn," the Pearl
"Reborn?" everyone asked.
"No, I'm not Kesia. I can't be Kesia!" Luna cried.
"I think you are," Star Cluster suddenly said calmly.
Everyone looked at him surprisingly.
"I'm not!" Luna replied.
"You are all white, like Kesia is. I've even seen your eyes
turn green, the same color as Kesia's. She is a girl, like yourself.
She even has two pearly horns just like your pearly horn. You're
the only one who has been dreaming about the flaming pearl and
no one else. Of all the powerful creatures and ponies in Ponyland,
you were the only one Fallon wanted," Star Cluster pointed
out. "You are Kesia."
"But that's not possible," Luna replied as she cried.
"You died centuries ago and I couldn't let my only guardian
disappear forever so I sent you to the future where you would
be reborn and yet keep a few of your formal self. Besides Kesia,
you're the only one who ever called me Pearl just like you did
a minute ago," the pearl explained.
Luna was shocked, she felt she had always known but she never
wanted to believe it. "But why didn't you contact me sooner?"
"I've been calling you for centuries. It's only recently
that you were able to hear me," The Pearl explained.
"That must have been right after you changed to Kesia?"
"It's like you completed the final change of being Kesia
again," Skyview guessed.
"But why?" Luna asked, "Why did you send me those
dreams of dragons?"
"I didn't send you those dreams. I was only calling for
you," Pearl replied.
"You...didn't?" Luna asked.
"Those could be your memories," Stardust guessed.
"My...memories?" Luna asked. "Pearl, what happened
"I can't tell you," Pearl answered.
"It's best if it is told from someone who was involved."
"Involved in what?" Luna asked.
Pearl kept silent and didn't answer.
"Involved in what?...Pearl!"
"You'll get your memories back soon and then you can tell
the story for yourself," Pearl answered.
Luna sat and thought about her dreams with her and another dragon
fighting. Luna put a hoof on her forehead, as the images came
faster and faster making her dizzy.
"Luna?" Pineapple asked but Luna didn't hear her.
Stardust quickly went to her and picked her up before she fainted
on the floor.
"Luna?" Stardust called to her but Luna had already
fainted in his arms.
"Well at least she'll get some sleep," Starfire pointed
"Flaming Pearl, what did you do to her?" Stardust asked.
"I did nothing to her. She fainted just as I feared she
would. The information she learned was a bit too much for her.
She will be fine when she wakes up," Pearl answered.
"What did you do to us when we touched you in the cave?"
Skyview asked, "We can sense each other and we never asked
"I only gave you what you were supposed to have in the first
place," the Pearl answered.
"What do you mean?" Starfire asked.
"It is not time for you know anymore," Pearl replied
"Why?" Skyview asked.
"You'll know in time but not now," Pearl answered.
"But..." Starfire was about to say.
"Forget it, she's not going to tell us anymore than that,
besides I'm tired and I want to get back to sleep," Stardust
"Bed, sounds good," Star Cluster agreed and left the
room to lay back down.
Chief Tahoe wrapped the pearl and put it in the bag then he and
Pineapple went back to bed.
Stardust followed Star Cluster and laid Luna down on her blanket
while Skyview and Starfire laid at his feet.
A day had past and Luna was still asleep. When the next morning
had came, Luna moved her legs. It was the first time in a day
that she had moved.
"Looks like she's waking up," Star Cluster observed
laying across from her.
Stardust sat up and shook Luna. Skyview and Starfire sat next
to her hoping she would wake up. Pineapple and the Chief walked
in the room to check on Luna.
"Luna, wake up," Stardust said to her.
"Mmm?" Luna muttered.
"Come on, wake up,' stardust told her.
Luna yawned then she opened her eyes to see everyone staring
at her. She had forgotten she fainted a day ago.
"How do you feel?" Starfire asked.
"Fine," Luna replied.
"You fainted the other night talking to the Flaming Pearl,"
Luna sat up as if she suddenly remembered.
"Do you remember anything about being Kesia?" Skyview
Luna thought hard, then she looked up at everyone. "Yes
I do. I remembered what happened or pieces of it anyway. Can
I see the pearl again?"
Chief Tahoe left the room and came back a minute later with the
Pearl. Luna took the pearl and help it in front of her, "Pearl.
I remember now."
"Good," Pearl answered.
"What happened to you? How did you die?" Chief Tahoe
"I..think I was sleeping one early morning, guarding the
Pearl when a red Dragon named Fallon came. He wanted the Pearl
and I wasn't about to give it to him. He and another dragon fought
me for it. I killed one of them and I continued to fight Fallon.
He wanted the Pearl's great power and would kill for it so I
imprisoned him in a ball with all the power he wanted with a
great price. He couldn't use his power on anyone unless he got
their permission. Just as I had finished off Fallon another Dragon
came out of no where and attacked me. I...don't quite remember
seeing it only that I chased it off the island. I couldn't chase
it any longer. I had lost too much blood to stay in the air for
too long so I fell and landed in the forest. I thought I was
alone when two ponies carrying the Pearl appeared from the forest.
They had kept the pearl safe while I was fighting. They came
and thought I could use the Pearl to save myself but I was far
too gone to be saved so I did the only thing I could. I gave
the two ponies my power. After that I'm not sure what happened."
"I told the two ponies where to hide me," the Pearl
answered. "Then I told them about the gates and that it'll
be the only way they'll be safe from Fallon. I also took Kesia's
blood and inserted it into their genes so Kesia would someday
"Are you saying, we're descendants of those ponies?"
"Yes, your descendants are from Chief Tahoe's tribe,"
The Pearl answered.
"It must have been those two ponies that left the village
and never returned," Chief Tahoe guessed remembering what
he had said after he told the story.
"Pearl, I have no powers. They were taken. How can I be
Kesia again without them? How do I get them back?" Luna
"The powers are yours and can't be taken, only given,"
the Pearl answered.
"What does that mean?" Luna asked, "My powers
were taken. I never gave them to Fallon."
"I see you have not remembered everything. You will understand
in time," the pearl replied.
Luna sat there silently thinking for several minutes but she
could not remember what the pearl was talking about.
"I don't remember," Luna told her.
"You will in time, Kesia," The Pearl repeated.
Luna handed the Pearl to Chief Tahoe who quickly put the pearl
"Luna are you alright?" Starfire asked noticing her
Stardust smiled, "I bet your hungry."
Luna smiled up at him, "I'm starving."
"I'll bring your breakfast in then," Pineapple told
her and then she quickly left the room.
Stardust wrapped his arms around Luna and hugged her. "You're
still my daughter."
Luna smiled greatly as tears trickled down her face.
"How sweet," Star Cluster whispered to himself still
feeling a bit upset that he couldn't touch the pearl. He stood
and left the room.
"I'm going with Star Cluster to the dining room," Starfire
told his brothers and then left the room.
Luna spent the day walking around the village and beach as she
thought about her past. When it was time to go to bed, she sleep
peacefully without dreaming.