The next morning Luna in her earth form ran to the ice cream
shop where her friends sat at a round table, talking.
"Lunarstar!" Melody exclaimed.
"Hi guys," Luna replied happily, then she noticed their
worried and surprised looks, "What's wrong?"
"Someone broke into Clover's house last night," Patch
"We didn't see who it was," Clover quickly said, "My
dad chased the pony and then he lost him. Non of our stuff is
missing though. We called the police and they said the burglar
seemed to be looking for something."
"Looking for what?" Luna asked curiously.
"We don't know. What ever it is the burglar didn't find
it," Clover replied.
"That must have been scarey," Bon Bon commented.
"It was, me and my mom were scared."
"I hope non of us are next," Sweetheart muttered worriedly.
Clover sat quietly thinking about something as the girls continued
"I doubt it," Bright Eyes replied, "It's not likely
any of us will be next. The burglar probably picked a house to
brake into and it just happened to be Clover's."
"But why brake in and not steal anything?" Starlight
"Yeah, that makes no sense," Melody added.
Sweetheart noticed how quiet and worried Clover was, "What
is it, Clover?"
"I umm...forgot to mention this to the police but I think
someone was following me yesterday on my way home. I kept hearing
noises but when I looked there was no one there," Clover
"I remember hearing a noise," Sweetheart exclaimed,
"It was when I was with you. We saw a slate gray pony with
turquoise and spring green hair. He knocked a trash can down."
"I remember that, that was the same pony me and Lunarstar
bumped into before school," Clover explained.
"We missed the bell thanks to him," Luna added.
"Maybe it was him that broke into your house?" Bon
"I doubt it," Luna replied, "he seemed to nice,
especially after we had scattered his stuff all over the grass
and he was still very nice to us."
"I think tonight we better make sure we have our doors locked,"
Bright Eyes told them.
"Yeah," The girls agreed.
"Have any of you guys heard from Princess Rosy?" Sweetheart
asked quickly changing the subject.
"I have, she wrote a letter to me this morning," Patch
replied, "She's here for a few weeks and wishes that she
could see us but she can't."
"Yeah, the media would be all over us," Melody guessed.
"I most certainly don't need that," Luna exclaimed.
The girls continued to talk while Blizzard listened from a nearby
booth. When the sun began to set Luna said her goodbyes and left.
Later that night after everyone had went to sleep. Luna in her
winged unicorn form, laid in bed still thinking about the bugler.
She hugged her blanket and listened quietly for a sound but there
wasn't any. She stared into the darkness expecting the burglar
to come in her room but no one did. She shook her head from the
"It won't happen. This is ridiculous worrying over something
that is not possible to happen," She thought. Then she closed
her eyes and tried to sleep. She could feel herself slowly fall
into a comfortable darkness, her mind had forgotten what she
was so worried about. Hours had past and she was almost into
a deep sleep when she heard a noise. She didn't think much of
it till she continued to hear the noise.
Luna woke up from her sleep and laid in bed listening but there
was no sound. After awhile she close her eyes to go back to sleep
when she heard the noise again, she opened her eyes and quietly
climbed out of bed. She walked to her door and carefully opened
it. She peeked in the hall and saw her parents walking towards
her. Luna left her room and followed them. They walked half way
down the stairs and stopped lowering their heads to see into
the livingroom. They saw a pony figure walking through the livingroom
and into the dinning room. Rosebud looked worried and scared.
Booster was about to go downstairs when Luna tapped him, then
she motioned him to follow her. She turned and left the stairs
with her parents following her. She walked into her room and
turned facing the door. Her parents looked at her curiously wondering
what she wanted. Luna smiled, she had a thought, something that
she was sure to scare the burglar to death and make him think
twice before ever coming back. Her horn began to glow then her
body. Her fur turned black with dark gray spots. Her tail became
thin and covered in black fur. Her body began to shrink rapidly.
Her ears became short and round. Her purple eyes changed to yellow,
her feet grew claws.
Her parents stood staring at a black panther. They knew just
what Luna was going to do and neither of them wanted to miss
the action. Luna left her room taking soft and quiet steps. Her
eyes quickly adjusted to the darkness making it easy to see like
it was daylight. Her parents followed her to the steps and stopped
half way. Luna continued down the stairs and took a sniff in
the air. She could smell the burglar in the house. She turned
gracefully around the staircase and walked into the kitchen.
The dark figured pony was going through the cupboards and didn't
hear the black panther creeping up on him. He turned and opened
a drawer but still he didn't see the black panther in the dark.
He finished going through the drawer and turned to leave the
kitchen when her noticed two angry yellow eyes staring at him.
The pony gasped shockingly and stood on his hind legs leaning
against the counter. The last thing he ever expected was a wild
black cat. Luna growled deep in her throat. She hissed showing
her long white teeth. The pony in front of her was very scared,
then he dashed through the kitchen and through the living room
with the black panther clawing at his heals. She took a leap
and managed to scratch his rear, leaving long claw marks on him.
She stopped at the door and watched him run. Booster and Rosebud
walked to the door and watched.
"Well I know he wont be back," Booster commented.
Rosebud threw her front hooves around the black Panther and hugged
her, "Not as long as we have our little girl."
Luna would have smiled if cats were able to. She quickly turned
back into a winged unicorn just as Booster turned on the lights.
To their shock, the place was a mess.
"This is going to take al night to clean," Rosebud
exclaimed sadly, "I hope nothing is taken."
Luna laughed, "I don't think he had time to take anything."
Her parents couldn't help but laugh, they had seen him take a
mad dash to the door.
"Well we should call the police. Luna it's best if you change
to an earth pony," Booster told her.
Luna quickly changed to an earth pony while her father called
the police. After he had called them he turned to Luna and Rosebud,
"Let me do all the talking. Luna I want you to stay out
of this, we don't need you to draw any attention to yourself."
Morning had came and the police left long before the sun rose.
Luna was on the couch asleep while her mother finished cleaning
with Booster's help.
Buster and Charades came in the house and saw them cleaning which
was unusual for Booster and seeing Luna asleep on the couch so
early in the morning was highly unusual.
"Is anything wrong?" Charades asked.
"Someone broke into the house," Rosebud replied.
"Nothing was taken though," Booster answered.
Rosebud woke up Luna, "Come on get up. It's morning."
Luna woke up and yawned.
"Lunarstar turned to a black panther and cased the burglar
away," Rosebud added.
"I gave him a nice scratch on the rear to remember me by,"
"You did?" Booster asked.
"Yes," Luna replied.
"So there's a pony out there with a scratch," Buster
As they stood and talked about the burglar and made plans for
Buster and Charades to stay for the night, Luna thought about
last night. She had seen him close up looking very scared, she
remembered the scratch she gave him as she chased him. Then she
remembered Clover talking about someone following her home shortly
after she and Sweetheart was startled by a pony knocking over
the trash can. Suddenly it hit her. She remembered the pony from
last night, he was the same one that knocked over the trash can,
he was also the same one that she and Clover bumped into. What
Luna couldn't figure out was why was he going through their house?
"Luna?" Rosebud called to her noticing the confused
and surprised look on her face.
"I've seen that pony before," Luna replied.
"You have?" her parents asked.
"Where?" Charades asked, "Who is he?"
"I don't know who he is but I saw him when I was running
late for school. Clover was also late for school. We meet in
the park and that's when we ran into that burglar. He was a slate
gray pony with turquoise and spring green hair. Later that day,
Clover and Sweetheart was going home when that same pony startled
them by knocking over a trash can," Luna explained.
"He could go to Sweetheart's house next," Rosebud suggested.
"I doubt it," Charades replied, "He only broke
into Clover and Luna's house first. I'm sure it has something
to do with when those two bumped into him."
"He was so nice though," Luna exclaimed.
"You can't always tell what ponies are like just because
they're nice, Lunarstar," Booster told her.
"Are you sure that's all you two did was bump into him?"
"He tore this house apart and took nothing and from what
you told us at dinner he did the same to Clover's house and took
nothing. To me it sounds like he's looking for something,"
"Lunarstar, tell us every detail when you two bumped into
him," Booster told her.
"Well, we ran into him. All three of our stuff was all over
the grass. Me and Clover quickly gathered our books and papers
while he gathered his but at a slow and careful pase. The bell
rang and we had missed the beginning of class. We apologized
to him and ran. He was nice and said that was ok...or something
like that," Luna explained.
"Maybe one of you two took something of him and didn't know
it?" Buster suggested.
"That could be why he broke into this house. He was looking
for what ever you took," Charades guessed.
"But we didn't take nothing of his."
"How do you know for sure?" Booster asked, "You
two were in a big hurry. Did you look carefully at what you were
"Well...I did have a few of Clover's papers and she had
some of mine."
"Lunarstar, get your school bag," Booster told her.
Luna winked to her room, grabbed her school bag from the floor
by her bed and winked back to the living room. Then she handed
her school bag to her father.
Booster took the bag and opened it, then he walked to the couch
and dumped it. Books and papers fell out along with a small leathered
"That's not mine," Luna quickly said.
Booster took the pouch and opened it. Something big and round
was inside. He dumped in on his hoof and to everyone's surprise
it was a deep blue sapphire.
"That's...that's not what I think it is...is it?" Luna
"It's the sapphire that's missing," Buster answered,
"It's all over the papers and news."
Rosebud picked up the stone and stared at it, "He must be
the pony the royal family is after."
"We must return that to them," Charades exclaimed.
"I will," Luna quickly said, "I'll take it to
"No, not tonight. You know what your father and uncles said,"
Charades sternly told her.
"Please?" Luna begged, "I'm just going to their
room. You guys can go with me or something."
"No, it's just to dangerous," Charades replied, "That
ice blue pony is still out to get to you."
Luna signed sadly, "He won't know it's me if I changed to
another pony. Besides, Princess Rosy is a friend to my friends.
I know where she's staying and what room. Please Buster, Charades,
you two are my body guards after all."
Buster and Charades signed, they knew she was right, "alright
but you listen to us very closely."
Luna smiled, "Yes of course."
"Now all we got to do is find the thief and catch him,"
"I have an idea. I'm sure he's been fallowing Lunarstar
around," Booster began to say, "Have her wear the pouch.
If he recognizes it, hell follow her anywhere. All you
two got to do is be there and catch him."
"Sounds like a great idea. I'll need a few things such as
clothe and ropes," Charades told him.
Rosebud handed the sapphire to Booster who put it on the pouch.
"I'll get them," Rosebud told him.
Later that day just as they had planned, Luna left the house
wearing the pouch around her neck. Buster and Charades trailed
behind her some distance away. Luna walked to the park and followed
the sidewalk through the park when she ran into her friends.
They had left the ice cream shop and was going to Luna's house.
"Lunarstar, we were about to go see you," Bright Eyes
"Well it seems like you found me," Luna replied smiling.
"What are you doing in the park alone?" Starlight asked
"Taking a walk," Luna replied.
"Alone without Blueberry?" Melody asked.
"For now," Luna answered, she wanted to tell them the
reason why but she couldn't fearing the burglar would over hear.
Suddenly they heard a rustling noise in the bushes. The girls
turned around and saw Buster and Charades behind some thick bushes
and trees. Luna and her friends went to the bushes and gasped
at the slate gray pony unconscious. On his rear were long fresh
"What's going on?" Patch asked.
"That pony broke into my house. He's also the one that broke
into Clover's house. I turned into a panther and gave him those
scratches," Luna explained, "Buster and Charades knew
he would be following me so they had me go for a walk and catch
"Why was he following you?" Melody asked curiously.
"Because I have something he wants back. I have the sapphire,
the one that's all over the news," Luna explained.
"What?!" The girls cried.
"It's right here and I plan to give it to Princess Rosy
tonight," Luna explained.
"We are delivering this pony to them as well," Charades
added as she blind folded the pony and gagged him, then he tied
a rope around the pony's feet, "Lunarstar, go home and tell
your parents we got him and we'll stay here tonight with him.
I want you to come back here tonight."
"Ok," Luna replied.
Later that night when everyone had fallen asleep, Luna winked
to the Park in her winged unicorn form and saw Buster and Charades
were sitting close to the unconscious pony.
"He's still out after all this time?" Luna asked in
a whispering voice.
"No, he had woken up but we knocked him out," Charades
"He's going to have a headache when he wakes up," Buster
"Now, go and return that to Princess Rose. We will dump
this pony in the dumpster behind the hotel," Charades told
her, "Then I want you to meet us here."
"Ok," Luna replied then she winked out leaving twinkling
stars in her place.
Luna appeared in a light blue room. It was so dark she could
hardly see what's in the room only small and large dark shapes.
The windows had a dark blue curtain over them to keep the light
out. Luna walked around the room hoping she was in the right
room with her horn lit. She did her best to avoid bumping into
tables and furniture but she was so busy looking around the room
that she didnt notice the footstool. Suddenly she fell
making the light from her horn dim, at the same time she had
knocked a small round table over. The table clothe over fell
off and covered her like a blanket.
Just then she heard doors open.
"What's going on?" a male voice asked as the lights
She listened as the hoof steps came closer and stopped beside
her. Then the sheet on her was thrown off, Luna looked up and
saw their shocked looks.
The female pony set the table upright on the floor while Luna
slowly got on her feet.
"Your...your real," the small yellow pony exclaimed.
"Are you Princess Rosy?" Luna asked.
"Yes," Princess Rose replied surprisingly.
Luna smiled, "Good then I came to the right room,"
She looked at the Parents who could do nothing but stare, "I'm
sorry to wake you up so late but I had to come."
"Why?" The King asked, "Why are you here?"
"I've come to return this," Luna stood on her hind
legs and carefully took the pouch from her neck and handed it
to Princess Rosy, "I heard this was yours."
Princess Rosy held the pouch and took out what ever was inside.
To everyone surprise it was the sapphire.
"It's...the sapphire!" the Queen exclaimed surprisingly.
"How did you get it?" Princess Rosy asked.
"A pony had it. I accidently got it from him. I didn't know
I had it till this morning."
"Who is this..pony you speak of?" The King asked.
"I don't know who he is but you'll find him in a dumpster
behind this hotel. He's got a scratch on his rear," Luna
replied, "Please I must ask you three not to tell anyone
I was ever here or that you had seen me."
The king took the sapphire from his daughter, "You returned
this to us unharmed and for that I will grant your wish. No one
will know you were here or that we had seen you."
Luna smiled, "Thank you...now I must go. I've stayed too
long. It's was nice to have meet you Princess Rosy." Luna's
horn lit up then she winked out catching the three ponies by
Luna appeared in the park where she had left Buster and Charades.
She sat in the grass and waited but they still didn't come. After
awhile she began to get worried. She hoped they didn't get caught
by anyone while carrying the pony or running into that ice blue
pony. Just then Buster ran to Luna, breathing heavily. In the
darkness she could see he was bleeding from a few scratches he
"What's going on?" Luna asked, "What happened
to you and where's..."
"There's no time. Get home immediately. We'll meet you there
and explain everything," Buster exclaimed.
Luna winked out and appeared at the door in the house.
Rosebud and Booster sat on the couch when Luna winked in the
"Where's Buster and Charades?" Rosebud asked worriedly.
"I-I don't know," Luna replied worriedly.
Her parents stood up and walked up to her.
"What happened, Lunarstar?" Booster asked her.
"I gave the sapphire to Princess Rosy then I waited in the
park. I don't know how long I waited till Buster ran up to me.
He had scratches and was bleeding. He told me to go home and
that he'll explain later," Luna replied worriedly.
"I wonder what happed?" Booster asked out loud.
Luna walked up to her mother and hugged her. Rosebud stroked
her mane, "Lets sit on the couch and wait."
They turned from the door and sat on the couch watching TV as
they waited. Luna glanced at the door every now and then hoping
to see Buster and Charades.
After a while Buster opened the door and walked in with Charades
behind him. Luna jumped off the couch and ran to Buster but he
was bleeding from his cuts to be touched, then she noticed Charades
who looked rather cold, she touched him on his shoulder, "Your
"What happened?" Booster asked.
We were on our way to meet up with Lunarstar when we ran into
that ice blue pony," Buster began to explain, "We ran
and he threw icy darts at us, as you can see he barley missed.
We decided to split up, I ran to find Lunarstar and when I found
her I sent her home. Then I went to find Charades who had almost
froze stiff by the lake. I knocked the ice blue pony into the
water and we ran here."
"Oh, Charades. Let me get a nice hot bath ready for you,"
Rosebud told him.
"Th-thanks," Charades replied.
"Well umm...you know how I felt when I was frozen,"
Charades smiled, "I-I sure d-do." Then he turned and
followed Rosebud upstairs.
"Lunarstar, did you give the sapphire to her?" Buster
"Yes I did and I told her where the pony would be."
"You talked to her?" Booster asked.
"I didn't have a choice. I fell over something and woke
them up but they promised me they wouldn't tell anyone about
me," Luna replied.
"I sure hope they keep their promise," Booster commented.
"They're royalty and from what I've heard about them, they
can be trusted," Buster replied.
"Princess Rosy is a friend of my friends, I trust her not
to tell anyone," Luna told them.
"Well, you've had a very exciting day. We'll eat once Charades
is done with his bath, then I suggested you had better get to
bed," Booster told her.
"Ok," Luna replied smiling, "It sure felt good
to get out at night."
Buster smiled, Well just don't make a habit of it."
As they stood there, the news suddenly came on the TV.
This is just in...Just seconds ago we were told the Sapphire
has been found and returned to the Royal Family. The thief that
had stolen the Sapphire was found in a dumpster behind the Hotel
theyre staying in. The King wouldnt tell us who gave
the Sapphire back only that it was a friends.
Luna smiled, See dad? They didnt tell.
Your right, They can be trusted, Booster replied
with a smile.