The school building was finally finished. Amaryllis and Star
Cluster had posters, posted all over town and villages for the
last few days and now today is the day, Amaryllis has been waiting
for. Today the school has opened for the first time.
Amaryllis kissed Star Cluster goodbye and left the castle
"If there's any trouble, let me know," Star Cluster
"I will but I doubt there will be any trouble," Amaryllis
She walked from the castle with Peaches at her feet. The soldiers
opened the gates letting Amaryllis and her daughter though. They
walked to town with only very few ponies walking the streets
since it was still very early.
"Mommy, where are we going?" Peaches asked.
"I told you this morning, We're going to school," Amaryllis
"Why?" Peaches asked.
Amaryllis laughed, "To learn, Peaches. It'll be like when
I teach you to read write and stuff like that but at school you'll
be with friends and learn together. It'll be fun."
As they walked, ponies on the streets gave her suspicious looks
but Amaryllis was to excited about the school to notice it.
When they came close to the school Amaryllis saw that no one
was outside waiting for them.
"I guess we're early," Amaryllis muttered.
They walked up the steps and opened the door. Peaches hurried
inside anxious to see what a school looked like on the inside.
She smiled greatly at the desks. Each row had a different colored
seat, Yellow, Green and Blue. In front of the row of desks was
a step up platform with a larger desk to the left and a black
board that covered the wall behind the desk. The floor was wood
and shinny, sunlight shined in through the windows. There was
a white wall behind the desks blocking the view of the door with
a green banner of the royal Crest that hung on it. The place
was just as Amaryllis had imagined the first school would look
like. Peaches hurried to the desks and checked them all out not
sure which one to sit in first.
"Peaches sit in the first green chair. That way I can watch
you," Amaryllis told her.
Peaches quickly sat in the green chair. Amaryllis walked on the
platform and immediately noticed a fireplace with wood stacked
on one side of the wall.
"Stardust sure has thought of everything," Amaryllis
walked to the window and looked around expecting to see some
little ponies arriving but there wasn't anyone coming, "I
guess they'll be a little late for school. I suppose it'll be
alright for their first day." She walked to her desk and
sat down, checking out all the drawers. There were papers, books,
pencils, pins, paper clips, everything a teacher needed and more.
"Mommy, where are the others?" Peaches asked.
"Late I guess. We'll wait a little bit," Amaryllis
told her, "Everyone saw the posters in town, they know today
is the day their children should come to school. Maybe they're
just a little late getting them here." Amaryllis hoped that's
all it is.
She sat and stared out the tall windows and watched as the sunlight
slowly rose higher shining more in the classroom. Without realizing
it, she slowly fell asleep.
After sometime had past Peaches woke her mother up, "Mommy!"
Amaryllis jumped awake thinking someone had walked in but there
was still no one in the room, only her daughter who stood sadly
at her side.
"Mommy, where are the others," Peaches asked.
Amaryllis looked out the window and saw the sun starting to touch
the tree tops. She looked at Peaches and picked her up, setting
her on her lap, "I guess they're not coming."
"Why mommy?" Peaches asked.
Amaryllis hugged her feeling very sad but trying her best not
to cry, "I don't know." She had hoped to teach today
but it looked as if she wasn't going to get a chance to.
Just then A soldier walked in the room, at first Amaryllis thought
is was a little pony coming to apologize for being so late.
"Prince Star Cluster asked me to check on you," the
white pony said.
Amaryllis stood up and set Peaches on the floor.
"Please take Peaches back to Star Cluster," Amaryllis
told him. She looked down at Peaches sadly, "Now listen
closely. I want you to go with this soldier back to the castle.
Can you do that for me?"
"Mommy, aren't you coming too?" Peaches asked.
"No, not yet. I want to stay here for a while. Don't worry
I'll be there to tuck you in bed. Now be a good girl for me and
go with him," Amaryllis replied.
"Ok, mommy," Peaches replied and hurried towards the
Amaryllis was trying hard to fight back her tears, her eyes started
"Are you ok?" the soldier asked.
Amaryllis turned around, "I...I just want to stay here for
awhile. Please just go."
"Ok," the soldier replied and left with Peaches, as
he was about to shut the door he could hear Amaryllis sobbing
The soldiers left the school and walked Peaches towards town.
"Peaches, did any of the little ponies show up?" The
soldier asked. when he noticed her puzzled looked he asked again,
"Did you see anyone in school today?"
"No, it was just me and mommy all day," Peaches replied.
"I see," the soldier muttered.
As he walked through town he noticed the little ponies playing
in town, they obviously had not gone to school today. The soldier
wondered what Star Cluster was going to say about it, he worried
even more what the King was going to do when he found out about
They left town and walked through the open gates and approached
the castle where Star Cluster stood waiting.
Peaches smiled greatly and ran up the steps. She stood on her
hind legs wanting to be held. Star Cluster smiled and picked
her up, "Where's mommy?"
"At school, daddy," Peached replied burying her face
in his colorful mane.
Star Cluster sat her on the ground, "Go inside. Ribbon Lock
and Sunlight is in the throne room waiting to see you."
Peaches smiled greatly. Star Cluster faced one of the soldiers
at the door, "Take her to the throne room."
The yellow soldier nodded and took Peaches into the castle.
"Now what happened?" Star Cluster asked the white soldier.
"Amaryllis was upset, she cried when I left. She wanted
to stay there. Prince Star Cluster, no one came to school, it
was Amaryllis and Peaches all day," the soldier reported.
Star Cluster was obviously not happy about the news, he could
only imagine how Amaryllis must feel, "Thank you."
Then he walked past the soldier and down the steps.
"Prince Star Cluster do you want soldiers to escort you?"
the white pony asked.
"No not this time. I'm going alone," Star Cluster replied
and continued walking towards the gates.
Star Cluster walked through town as the sun had set, there
were very few ponies at the time, most were just closing shop.
Star Cluster ignored the stares and continued out of town towards
the school. There wasn't any lights on so he didn't know if she
was still there. He walked up the steps and quietly opened the
door. He walked around the wall and stood noticed Amaryllis was
indeed still there only she had fallen sleep. He quietly approached
her and shook her awake with his hoof.
Amaryllis wiped her wet cheeks and looked up at Star Cluster
sadly, "They didn't come. No one did." Tears began
streaming out her eyes. She had hoped to be teaching to day and
it ended in such a big disappointment.
Star Cluster hugged her and stroked her mane.
"I'm sorry," Amaryllis told him.
"Why?" Star Cluster asked.
"Stardust built this school for me to teach and now I won't
be able to teach I feel like I let him down," Amaryllis
Star Cluster pulled her away and wiped her tears dry with his
hoof, "You are the teacher. Your job it to teach not to
make sure the little ponies gets to school, That's the parent's
Amaryllis smiled, "You're right. I guess I was so hoping
to teach again."
"You didn't let Stardust down, the ponies in Ponyland did.
Don't worry there will be ponies in school before Stardust returns,"
Star Cluster told her.
"Are you sure?" Amaryllis asked.
"I'm going to do my best. Now I want to announce to the
parents that there will be a meeting here in school and we'll
find out why they did not bring their children to school,"
Stardust told her, "Now don't get upset if you talk to them.
You're the teacher, the only teacher in Ponyland and they had
a direct order from Stardust to have their children in school."
Amaryllis stood up and hugged him smiling, "Your right.
I'm sitting here crying over nothing. Don't worry I'm not going
to act like this when the parents are here."
"Now lets go back to the castle and have dinner," Star
Amaryllis stood up smiling and followed him out of the school.