A few days had past since the parents decided not to let their
little ones go to school. Posters had been posted all over town
about the school meeting.
Morning past and the parents were anxiously waiting at the
Amaryllis hugged Star Cluster on the steps of the castle outside.
"I should be going with you," Star Cluster told her.
"No, you know what ponies in town thinks of you, the meeting
could...well, it wouldn't looks good if you showed up. Don't
worry I'll be fine. I haven't done anything to them to make them
hate me," Amaryllis assured him.
"Well, just remember, you're my fiancee. They may change
their minds about you when they find out," Star Cluster
"I'll be fine," Amaryllis assured him, "I'm the
teacher and I"m only going to find out why their children
wasn't in school."
"Ok," Star Cluster replied and stood watching as she
left. One she had went through the gate, Star Cluster opened
the door where a while pony soldier stood, "Follow her and
watch the meeting. Don't let her know you're there. If there's
any trouble you come straight to me."
The soldier nodded and hurried towards the gate.
Questions raced through Amaryllis mind trying to be prepared
to ask and answer questions the parents may have. Ponies on the
street glanced at her as she past them. She never really noticed
before till now at how many ponies were watching her. It almost
made her feel nervous, she took a deep breath and ignored the
She hurried through town till she came to the school, ponies
stood outside waiting as she approached. She smiled at them,
"I see all of you actually came this time."
Not one replied to her which made her wonder why. She opened
the door and let them all inside.
"Please sit down," Amaryllis told them. She stood on
the platform in front of them still smiling but non of the other
ponies were smiling.
"School started a few days ago, now why didn't any of your
children came?" Amaryllis asked.
A tan male pony with green and white hair was the first to speak,
"You are Star Cluster's fiancee and we don't want anything
to do with Star Cluster."
Amaryllis gasped, "Who...told you that?"
Another green pony stood up, "It's all over town."
A pink male pony stood up, "Star Cluster made our lives
miserable. He should have never came back. We don't want him
here. We don't want anything to do with him."
"But I'm not Star Cluster," Amaryllis told them.
"Your marrying him. You're close to him and we're afraid
for our children because of that!" another pony exclaimed.
Amaryllis suddenly understood why everyone in town looked at
her, why non of the workers no longer spoke to her. She now knew
why the little ponies didn't come to school.
"I'm just a teacher. I'm here to..." Amaryllis began
to say but the ponies didn't give her a chance.
"You could teach our children about Star Cluster or worse,
tell them lies about him or influence them!" another pony
"We don't want anything to do with Star Cluster!" another
Amaryllis looked upset, sad and yet mad at the same time.
The soldier stood just outside the school door and listened.
He knew it was sounding bad and he had to get Star Cluster quickly.
He left the school and ran through town almost running into ponies.
It was a long way from the castle and his legs was starting to
get tired, the armor on his back didn't help either.
The soldiers on the wall saw him coming and quickly opened the
gates. The soldier ran through the gates towards the castle.
He hurried up the steps and went inside. He hurried down the
hall to the throne room and went inside. He wasn't sure Star
Cluster would be there but he hoped he would. He could hear several
voices and as soon as he reached the stairs, he saw Star Cluster
playing with Peaches by the water fountain, his parents was there
Star Cluster noticed the soldiers and left Peached with his parents.
He hurried up the stairs where the soldier stood breathing heavily.
"What happened?" Star Cluster asked.
"They...They all know about...you and Amaryllis," He
took a deep breath, "They're angry at her."
"Thanks, go and rest for a bit. Mom dad watch Peaches for
me," Star Cluster hurried out of the throne room before
his parents could answer.
"I wonder what's going on?" Sunlight muttered.
"I'm sure he will tell us when he gets back," Ribbon
Star Cluster ran through the halls and hurried outside surprising
the soldiers at the doors. He ran down the steps and across the
yard to the gates.
A soldier stood at the gates looking at him worriedly, "Should
I gather some soldiers for you?"
"Have four of them meet go to the school and wait at the
tree by the school. Now open the gates," Star Cluster replied.
The soldiers couldn't believe he was going out alone during the
day with a town full of ponies that hated him. As soon as the
gates opened he hurried through and ran towards town. When he
saw how busy the town was he remembered their angry looks and
decided it was best to go around it. He turned right and went
the long way around town, the town was big and it took a long
time to reach the other side of it. By the time he saw the school
he felt as tired as the white pony soldier.
He hurried towards the school hoping Amaryllis was alright. She
was the first and only pony he cared about and the only one who
took the time to care for him. He wasn't about to let anyone
Amaryllis was still arguing with the ponies over Star Cluster,
she couldn't believe what she was hearing.
"Now look, this meeting is about the school not Star Cluster!"
"It's about both," a blue pony exclaimed, "Star
Cluster is the reason why our children will not go to school!"
"I'm just a teacher. I was asked to teach in this school!"
"Who ever asked you much be crazy for doing so!" a
yellow pony yelled.
"That was Stardust that asked her!" Star Cluster yelled
Amaryllis was relieved he came. The ponies were mad to see him.
Star Cluster walked towards Amaryllis and stood next to her,
"This meeting is about the school, not about me or Amaryllis!"
"She is your fiancee. We want no part of you!" another
"Yes she is. I love her and will merry her one day but she
is here to teach your children math, spelling, reading and history.
Her teachings has nothing to do with me. This school was Stardust's
idea. He had it built for you and your children. He trusted Amaryllis
to teach your children. He's got big dreams for Ponyland and
this school is just the beginning," Star Cluster explained
which seemed to have calmed the ponies down a bit, "Please
allow your children to come to school. You can visit them during
lunch and recess. You can even ask them how school went when
they get home. During the few weeks you're to observe the school
and how your children learn. Then afterwards you are to write
a letter about what you think of the school. Amaryllis will give
it to Stardust and he will personally read it all. The letters
are to be about the school, not about me or my relationship to
Amaryllis. The King wants this done!"
The ponies looked at each other silently till one of them stood
up from the desk, "Ok I'll bring my children and will be
Another pony stood up, "So will I."
Another pony stood up, "I trust King Stardust and if he
wants our children to try out the school then I'll bring mine
Amaryllis was thrill, finally she was going to teach again.
The ponies all agreed and then they left the school since
the meeting was now over. As soon as they were all outside, Amaryllis
looked at Star Cluster and smiled, "I'm so glad you came."
Star Cluster nuzzled her and rested him head on her's, "I
should have came in the first place."
"I'm sorry. I just wanted to handle this myself. I guess
I'm better with little ponies than adults," Amaryllis muttered.
"That is another reason why you're the teacher," Star
"I can't wait till tomorrow and this time there will be
someone here for me to teach," Amaryllis replied.
Star Cluster looked out the window and saw the sun was starting
to set, "Lets get back to the castle before someone spots
"Glowing?" Amaryllis asked looking at her coat.
"Your not glowing yet but you will soon. Tonight is the
full moon don't forget," Star Cluster reminded her.
Amaryllis had grown to except her glowing body that she forgets
about the full moon. She stood at Star Cluster's side and followed
him out of the school.