Night had fallen and Luna peaked out the window in the livingroom.
Her pearly horn touched the window as she looked around. Her
wings held the curtains backs. She looked at the sky and saw
it was a full moon, shining bright with bright twinkling stars
all around it.
"Luna," Starfire called to her.
Luna turned looking sadly at her glowing uncle, "You have
"Yes, I must get back to Dream Castle," Starfire answered.
Rosebud, Booster, Buster and Charades stood next to Starfire
saying goodbye before he left.
"Buster, Charades, watch her for me," Starfire told
"Yes, Prince Starfire," Charades replied. He and Buster
were also glowing
"Luna, take me to the Gate," Starfire told her.
Luna approached him sadly and lowered her head touching her glowing
horn to his shoulder, then they winked out leaving sparking stars
in their place.
They appeared by the Gate hearing the crickets in the open meadow.
The glow from their bodies lit the darkness around them. Luna
looked up at Starfire sadly, not wanting him to leave. Starfire
lowered his head and rubbed her cheek to his.
"I'll see you again soon," Starfire whispered to her.
"When?" Luna asked.
"Probably not till after winter. It'll get to cold for me
to fly here and see you. Be good while I'm gone, Luna,"
Starfire told him.
Luna force a fake smile, "I will. Be nice to Skyview for
Starfire smiled, "I'll try but I can't promise you that.
He's just a natural born grouch and so much fun to pick on. Good
bye Luna and you have better be going home too."
"Ok, Bye, see you soon," Luna replied then she winked
Starfire turned sadly and walked through the Gate. He was going
to miss her, especially playing with her.
He appeared on the other side of the gate and was met by King
Sea Mist's soldiers. Two soldiers stood on each side of the gate.
A group sat behind and in front of the gate. The soldiers smiled
and watched as he flew from the mountain. Starfire was happy
to be flying again since he was hardly able to in the other world.
The sky was even darker in his world than the other world. Below
him was darkness, no street lights or porch lights on houses,
just darkness. The wind blew making it easier for Starfire to
fly without hardly flapping his wings. He wasn't in a hurry to
get back to dream castle, he wanted to enjoy every minute in
the air. As he flew, he looked around at the mountains in the
distance and the trees rushing past him below, it wasn't till
he glanced behind him that he noticed something very large was
trailing him from a distance. He wasn't sure if it was following
him or just happen to be going his way. To find out, he decided
to make a detour to the right. He looked behind him and saw it
was still following him. Starfire was starting to get worried,
he turned left towards dream Castle and began flying a little
faster. He hoped he could out fly the creature but it was keeping
up with him. Starfire didn't know what it want or what it was
since it was to dark to see it.
Then suddenly it fly faster passing Starfire and causing a great
wind, knocking him out of the sky.
Starfire fell and landed in a tree on a thick branch. He slowly
stood up feeling the scratches on his body from falling through
the tree. He looked around but wasn't able to see anything. He
flapped his wings and flew from the tree. He looked around hoping
to see something moving or hear something but there was nothing
Starfire flew from the forest and went high into the sky thinking
the creature was gone but when he looked back he saw something
moving just above the tree tops. He flapped his wings faster
and faster till he was like a blur through the sky but the creature
was keeping up with him.
Starfire started to feel scared, he tried everything to loose
it but couldn't. What was the large creature? Why was is after
him? Where did it come from?
He flew as fast as he could not daring to look back but he could
feel it's hot breath on his back legs. Then suddenly he felt
the creature swing something at him almost knocking him out of
the sky again but he was able to catch himself this time. Starfire
looked around but he didn't see it.
Then suddenly he saw the large creature coming at him. Starfire
ducked in the trees and flew carefully through the forest. He
was sure the creature was still looking for him in the forest
so he continued to hide in the forest till he reached Dream Castle.
When he saw Dream Castle, he went above the tree and flew
as fast as he could hoping the large creature wasn't still following
him. He flew over the castle wall and landed hard in the yard.
The soldiers turned and looked at him with concern. Starfire
was worn out from flying to hard and being scared didn't help
either. He stood breathing heavily trying to catch his breath
and resting his wings at his sides before going into the castle.
Just then Skyview appeared in front of him, making him jump.
Starfire looked at him angrily.
"Sorry, I didn't mean to," Skyview replied.
"It's impossible to sense you when your popping all over
the place," Starfire tiredly said. He sat down and hung
his wing to the ground still resting.
"What's wrong?" Skyview asked worriedly seeing how
worn out Starfire was.
"I don't think I've flew so hard in my life," Starfire
"What happened?" Skyview asked worriedly.
"Something is out there. Something big. I got to talk to
Stardust about this," Starfire replied. He stood up and
began walking but as he approached the steps, he suddenly felt
his rear back leg stinging. He turned and saw a scratch on his
Skyview lit his horn giving some light so he could see.
"What scratched you?" Skyview asked curiously.
"Something big," Starfire replied.
The blood from his scratch was dripping down his leg and onto
the grass. The sting felt even worse now that he noticed it.
"You got to clean your leg first," Skyview told him,
"Then you can talk to Stardust."
"Ok," Starfire replied and was about to walk up the
"I'm not going to have you walk around the castle dripping
blood on the floor. Hold still and I'll send you to the bathroom,"
Skyview lowered his head and touched his glowing horn on Starfire.
Skyview winked Starfire to the royal Bathroom, then he winked
to the throne room.
"Why is he in the bathroom?" Stardust asked curiously
once Skyview appeared.
"Something scratched his leg. He's taking care of it, then
he will be down here," Skyview answered.
"What scratched him?" Royal Hear asked.
"He didn't really tell me,' Skyview answered.
The three of them waited in the throne room talking till Starfire
walked into the room. He went down the long stairs, walked around
the water fountain and stood before Stardust and Royal Heart.
Skyview looked at his leg and saw that he had wrapped it.
"What happened?" Stardust asked noticing his leg.
"I was on my way home when something large was following
me. I tried to loose it but it just kept up with me. It knocked
me out of the sky and chased me," Starfire explained.
"Chased you?" Stardust asked surprisingly.
"Yes, I flew as fast as I could. I don't think I've flew
that hard before. It swung at me and scratched my leg. I went
into the forest and flew for home. I think I lost it when I got
to the castle," Starfire explained.
"What was it?" Royal Heart asked curiously.
"I don't know. It was to dark to see it but I could tell
is was very large," Starfire replied.
Stardust fell silent, he was thinking hard about something. Stardust
wondered what he could be thinking about?
"Royal Heart, remember that storm when Luna stayed in our
room?" Stardust asked her.
She smiled greatly, "Yes I do. How could I forget. I'd love
having Luna with us."
"We were on the balcony and Luna said something about seeing
some large creature fly by," Stardust reminded her.
"But that was just a large bird...wasn't it?" Royal
"It was no bird. Trust me," Starfire replied, "It
tried to get me and almost did."
"Something large is out flying around at night. Royal Heart,
I do not want you to go flying for awhile," Stardust told
Royal Heart sighed sadly, "Alright." knowing he was
"At lest till I know what it is. Starfire I don't want you
to be flying at night either," Stardust told him.
"What about going to see Luna at the gate?" Starfire
"You'll have to stay at Moonlight castle till day break
then return home or have Skyview take you home at night. I don't
think the large creature could harm Skyview when he's a cloud,"
Stardust said, "Now give me an update on what's happening
Starfire told him about Blueberry and the fight he had at the
fair and talking to the ice blue pony.
"Poor Luna," Royal Heart said.
"It's best that it happened. I don't like to see her sad
either but you know the rules, Royal Heart," Stardust told
"I know," Royal Heart replied.
"Starfire you weren't able to learn anything from the ice
blue pony?" Stardust asked.
"No but I did see him do something strange. he was checking
out a balloon and even asked me what makes it float," Starfire
"Are you serious?" Stardust asked in disbelief.
"How could he not know?" Royal Heart asked.
"Stardust I gave my report, now I'm tired and ly leg is
killing me," Stardust told him.
"Alright, Starfire. I'll see you in the morning. Goodnight,"
"Goodnight," Starfire replied, he turned and left as
Royal Heart and Skyview said Goodnight. Starfire had a very long
freighting night and all he wanted was to sleep.