Stardust, his brothers and Luna said their goodbyes to the
Chief and the village before leaving. They traveled through the
forest for a day talking while Luna kept silent. She stared at
the ground sadly still thinking about Star Cluster.
"It sure was nice of Chief Tahoe to invite us back,"
"Yes it was but I don't know if we'll ever make it back,"
Skyview looked down at Luna who continued to stared sadly at
the ground, walking next to Stardust, "She's been quiet
since that battle."
"I know how she feels," Starfire muttered sadly.
The black ponies looked at her sadly and lowered their heads
as they remembered Star Cluster.
"Luna," Stardust called to her.
A tear began to trickle from her eyes. Stardust and his brothers
"I miss him," Luna muttered, "He was going to
return to Ponyland with us."
Stardust nuzzled her cheeks, "I know, Luna. At lest he changed
before his end came."
"Cheer up Luna," Starfire told her, "Star Cluster
would not want you to be so sad."
"Besides, we're getting close to town," Skyview added.
Luna smiled but it quickly faded.
"Come on, lets get going. We can spend the day looking around
before getting on the ship," Stardust told them. They continued
walking til they came to a sign that looked to familiar to them
"I better hide," Skyview's horn began to glow. Then
he turned into a cloud and float under Starfire's cloak, blending
in with his black coat.
"Luna, you'll have to change," Stardust told her.
Luna's horn began to glow, her long white hair turned purple,
then her horn and wings disappeared. Soon she looked like a normal
"Now lets go," Stardust exclaimed.
They continued walking through the shadowy forest till they found
"This should lead us to town," Stardust guessed.
They followed the trail out of the forest and onto the sidewalk
towards town. They walked the streets looking at the shops and
fake statues. The ponies they had past on the streets were laughing
and smiling, enjoying themselves but Luna was the only one who
wasn't. She couldn't stop thinking about Star Cluster and what
he had done to get rid of Fallon. The more she thought about
it the more it hurt her. She tried not to think about it, it
brought tears to her eye if she did and she didn't want to cry
in front of everyone. She didn't look at the shops, nor did she
want to, she just wasn't interested at the moment. She stayed
close to her father so she wouldn't bump into anyone while she
stared at the ground. She couldn't help but wished she could
have done something to save Star Cluster.
"Luna, try to cheer up," Starfire urged her.
They past several restaurants and small food stands.
"That's making me hungry," Starfire stopped and looked
at the small concession stand that made fruit smoothie.
"We don't have the money, not in this world anyways,"
Stardust replied at he walked up to him.
The native pony running the concession stand noticed them, "Hey,
The black ponies looked at the light blue pony with bright pink
and blue hair.
"Are you friends with Tahoe?" he asked.
"Chief Tahoe?" Stardust asked, "Yes we are."
"You must be...the one to lost a brother," the pony
"Yes," Stardust replied sadly.
The pony looked at Luna, "Who is she?"
Starfire quickly ordered, then Stardust and Luna. Once they received
their orders, they walked to the grass and sat at a wooden bench
under a palm tree. Luna sipped on her smoothie in silence as
she looked at other families at the other tables.
"Luna, try to smile or enjoy yourself," Stardust told
"I can't. How can you be so happy?" Luna asked.
"I'm not Luna. I'm just as sad as you. We lost our brother just
when we were about to have him back again. Beleive me it's going
to be really hard to tell our parents," Stardust answered,
"But I try to cheer up. I know being sad isn't what Star
"We are here on the island for a while. Try to enjoy it
before we head back," Starfire urged her.
Luna tried to smiled but the thought of Star Cluster just made
When they were done, they stood up and walked around before
leaving town. They walked up a hill, past a hotel and walked
for several miles till they came to the town they have arrived
at. They looked around town and then went to the beach hoping
it'll cheer up Luna but it didn't.
"Dad, he was going to start over," Luna muttered, a
tear started to trickle out of her eyes, "He was...going
to find...someone who would love him."
Luna couldn't stand it anylonger, she sad down on the sad and
silently cried. Stardust and Starfire sat next to her and nuzzled
"I know Luna," Stardust whispered, "He changed
at the end and for that I thank you."
They sat alone on on the beach while ponies in the distance played.