It was in the afternoon and Luna was flying with Starfire.
Stardust was sitting on a cloud with Skyview and three bags.
After traveling a three days through the air, everything began
to look the same, trees, home and castles. The towns sat next
to the castles and Stardust wanted to avoid going near the castle,
fearing someone might recognize him and his brothers.
Skyview eventually got tired of flying and decided to land. Even
Stardust decided to walk for a while to stretch out his legs.
Once they had landed, they searched the forest for berries
and soon found a small bush.
"Stardust," Starfire began to say, "I have to
agree with Luna. I can't stand eating berries another day."
"I agree," Skyview added, "I'm starting to forget
what it's like to eat something else beside berries. My stomach
can't take another berry."
"Come on Stardust, you have to be getting tired of it too,"
Stardust sighed, "alright, I too am getting tired of berries
but we have nothing else to eat."
"We could catch a fish and cook it," Luna suggested.
"That's a great idea," Starfire replied smiling.
"Yes it is but unfortunately, we haven't seen a river or
streams and we have no time to spend trying to catch a fish,"
Stardust pointed out.
"Then lets find a house and ask for food," Starfire
"I agree," Skyview added, "I don't care if they
know who we are."
"Are you two sure that's what you want?" Stardust asked,
"Considering you're a boy unicorn and a boy pegasus."
"Yes," they answered.
"Alright, lets walk and search for a house," Stardust
They walked for hours through the forest, seeing and hearing
the something. It wasn't till they came to a small clearing that
they saw a house. It was a medium size yellow and pink house
with a few trees in the front of it. A link pink pegasus with
white and cyan hair stood hanging what looked like towels.
"Well, we found a house," Stardust said. He looked
at Luna, "Luna I want you to change. Look like an earth
pony. Skyview and Starfire may show themselves but that doesn't
mean you will."
"Ok," Luna replied. She didn't mind changing her looks,
in fact she'd rather not be seen as a winged unicorn. he horn
began to glow, then her white hair turned purple and then her
wings disappeared. Once her horn stopped glowing, it too disappeared.
"Ok, lets go," Stardust told them.
He led them out of the forest and quietly approached the unsuspecting
pony. She had just finished hanging her last towel and turned
around to find three black ponies and a white one approaching
As soon as Luna got close to her, she noticed the pegasus was
a twinkle eyed pony.
The pegaus gasped at the black ponies.
Stardust approached her and saw how shocked she was, "Hi,
miss, please don't be scared. Me, my brothers and my daughter
have traveled a long way and we've been eating berries for quite
sometime. We'd like to ask you if you could spare us some of
The pegasus slowly approached them, staring at their black coats,
"You...you three are boys? You're really black?"
"Yes," Stardust answered, "We are triplets. This
is Skyview and Starfire. The white one is my daughter, Luna."
"Boys?" the pegasus asked surprisingly, "All three
"Yes," Stardust answered.
"You haven't heard of us before?" Skyview asked.
"N-no," the pegasus answered as she continued to stare
at his hair feet and horn, "Are you really a...unicorn?
I mean a boy unicorn?"
"Yes I am," Skyview answered. He made his horn glowed
for a few minutes then it dimmed.
"Amazing. A boy unicorn. Who would have thought such a thing
existed," the pegasus replied. She turned and approached
Starfire, she couldn't get over his black feathery wings, "And
you're a real Pegasus?"
"Yes," Starfire answered, flapping his wigs once and
folding them to his side again.
"This is just amazing. Three black ponies which no one has
ever seen before and to top it off, a boy unicorn and a boy pegasus,"
the pony paused seeing their curious faces, "I'm sorry.
forgive me, I'm sure you three get that all the time." the
pegasus approached Luna and smiled, "My, my you're a pretty
Luna blushed and smiled.
The pegasus laughed, "I'm Jam."
"Jem?" Starfire asked.
"Jim?" Skyview asked
"Gem," Stardust asked.
Jam laughed, "No it's Jam. Like Jelly and Jam. My sister's
name is Jelly and I'm Jam. Mom had a sense of humor to call us
that. Dad teases us once in a while. Well, you four must be starved
after eating berries all day long. I just baked a pie this morning.
It should be cool enough to eat. Come on inside."
"What kind of pie?" Starfire asked.
Jam laughed, "It's apple pie. Don't worry I don't have any
"That's good," Skyview and Starfire muttered.
Jam laughed as she led them into her house.
Jam took them to the dinning room which sat next to the kitchen.
There was a small square table by the window with fix comfortable
Jam cut her pie in four large pieces and laid them on four plates.
Then she laid them on the table in front of her guests. She went
to the kitchen and filled four glasses with lemonade and sat
them on the table.
Jam sat down with her guests, "Where are you from?"
"Ponyland," Stardust answered as he ate.
"Ponyland?" Jam asked, "Isn't that across the
"Yes," Stardust answered.
"Are there...more like you two?" Jam asked.
"No," Skyview answered as he ate, "unfortunately,
I'm the only male unicorn and Starfire is the only male pegasus.
You won't ever see another one like us."
"Oh, that's...to bad. I'd think it'll be great to have more
boy unicorns and more boy pegasus. If you don't mind me asking,
what's your...parents like? I mean are they...odd too?"
Stardust smiled, "they're earth ponies. We're not sure how
my brother came to be what they are. How about you? Do you live
Jam smiled greatly, "No, I live with my husband."
"Oh, so you're married?" Starfire asked.
"Yes," Jam answered.
"Where is he?" Skyview asked.
"He went to town with his parents for today and won't be
back till tomorrow," Jam answered.
"Do you have any...little ponies?" Luna asked.
Jam smiled and blushed, "I want one so bad. We've talked
about it for awhile now."
"Umm, have you meet another traveler lately?" Luna
"No, why do you ask?" jam asked.
"We are searching for her fiancee. He's traveling north,"
Stardust explained after drinking all his lemonade and eating
all the pie on his plate.
"I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you find him soon,"
"Has it snowed recently?" Skyview asked.
"Are you serious?" Jam asked, "It's summer, of
course it's not going to snow."
"Are you sure?" Stardust asked her, "you haven't
seen a few snowflakes or by passing winter wind?"
"Well...I haven't but my sister Jelly came to me a few days
ago telling me the wildest story. She's always taking naps before
she visits me and this story just seemed like a dream but she
insisted it really happened. She was flying here and flew right
through a winter storm. She said her wings turned to ice and
she was forced to walk till the ice melted. She said it was a
small...tinny winter storm. She said the air was cold and it
snowed," Jam laughed, "It was the wildest story I ever
Stardust chuckled, "yes I'm sure it sounded like it. Well
we better be going. Thank you for everything. You were so kind
to feed us."
Jam smiled, "Well I don't get many visitors so I get lonely
quite easily. Jelly visits me often while my husband is away."
Jam led them to the door where her towels hung blowing in the
Luna and the black ponies waved goodbye and hurried into the
"He was here only a few days!" Luna exclaimed happily,
"We're so close to him."
"Yes but he flew and we are not going to catch him on foot.
As soon as we're far from the house we all fly. We must go as
fast as we can."