Blizzard sat on the porch with Luna thinking about the castle
and the soldiers when the black ponies left the house.
Stardust stopped and smiled at Luna, "Are you coming with
us or are you staying here?"
"I'll stay here," Luna answered.
"Now why doesn't that surprise me," Skyview muttered.
"Blizzard how about you?" Stardust asked.
"I'm staying here. I want to do some thinking," Blizzard
"Oh? About what?" Stardust asked.
"About the castle," Blizzard answered.
"Ok. We'll see you two love birds later," Stardust
replied winking at them.
Luna blushed as they walked away laughing. Blizzard smiled then
he laid down on the porch and rested his head on his front legs.
Raindrop left the house and looked at Blizzard, "I'll
be back shortly." Then she walked down the path. The house
was now empty, only Luna and Blizzard was still there. Whisper
had left after breakfast and wasn't expected to be back for sometime.
The house was quiet and the breeze blew through Blizzard's and
Luna's fur. Their hair waved in the wind. They laid on the porch
enjoying the peaceful afternoon alone, Luna felt so comfortable
she even caught herself falling a sleep a few times. Blizzard
was still wide awake thinking of the secret everyone was keeping
and why. What did it have to do with the castle? What secrets
did it hold?
Stardust and his brothers walked on the road talking together
about how they could get more answers in the valley. They were
stuck and didn't know what else to do. The last information they
got was from Luna about the crest.
"We need to find out what's going on," Stardust remarked.
"I ran out if ideas, Stardust. I have tried everything,"
"I have no idea what to do now. Raindrop refuses to talk
about the castle or the secret everyone has and Birdie is to
scared to mention it like everyone else. I think we should wait
till Blizzard gets more information from the castle," Starfire
"I thought you didn't have an idea," Skyview pointed
"I was just pointing out what we know and suggested a few
things," Starfire replied.
"Have you two noticed how strange Raindrop seems towards
us all of a sudden?" Stardust asked.
"She is always acting strange. If you ask me she is one
strange and troublesome pony," Skyview replied.
"I noticed," Starfire replied, "She's been looking
at me strangely and asking the oddest questions."
"Like what questions?" Stardust asked.
"Where I'm from? Who are my parents? and stuff like that,"
"Sounds like she just wants to know you better," Skyview
"She even asked how big my house was," Starfire added.
"I see. That is a rather odd question," Stardust replied.
"I think she's up to something," Starfire replied,
"I answered all her questions but some how I don't think
those are the answers she's expecting."
Blizzard was lost in his thoughts not realizing that Luna
was asleep next to him. The birds flew from tree to tree chirping
The wind blew again rustling the leaves in the trees when a loud
noise suddenly came from inside the house. Luna jumped awake
and looked around.
"What was that?" Luna asked.
Blizzard stood up, "I'll go check it out." He left
the porch and went into the house. He checked the large room
but everything seemed normal. He walked down the hall and into
the kitchen but everything was normal too. He was about to go
outside when he heard a crashing sound. He turned and hurried
down the hall. It was coming from Whisper's room, he was sure
of it. He knocked on the door, "Whisper?"
He wondered if Whisper had returned and fell in her room. He
cracked the door open, he knew he shouldn't do it but he was
worried for Whisper when she didn't answer. Thoughts of her hurt
and knocked out raced through his head as he opened the door
wider. The room was small, there was enough room for a bed on
one side of the room and a dresser on the other side by the window.
The curtain blew wildly in the wind. Blizzard noticed the fallen
picture frames on the floor and figured the curtains had knocked
them down. He walked to the pictures and began picking them up
and setting them on the dresser away from the window. Every picture
was a different pony, some were Raindrop and her sister ,some
were Whisper and Raindrop. Blizzard froze when he saw a baby
pony in Raindrop's arms. It was a green unicorn with crystal
eyes, it reminded him of his flash back he had when he saw a
baby pony. He carefully set the picture on the dresser and picked
up the last picture. He was about the set it on the dresser when
he paused, something about the two ponies in the picture felt
familiar. He might have seen them on his travels when he was
working for Teriney but he wasn't sure. It was a picture of a
Unicorn who looked a lot like Whisper, only she was a darker
green and had a strip of green in her hair, she was also a twinkle
eyed pony. The male next to her was sky blue with dark blue and
"What!...Just what do you think you're doing?!" A voice
Blizzard turned and saw Whisper who looked very angry. She approached
him and snatched the picture from his hooves. Luna arrived just
in time to see a yelling match.
"The pictures fell. I was..." Blizzard tried to explain
but Whisper didn't listen she was to angry to hear his excuses.
"You broke in my room and was nosing around!" Whisper
"No I wasn't!" Blizzard yelled angrily, "I was..."
"Mind your own business!" Whisper yelled.
"The pictures fell!" Blizzard yelled, "I was picking
"I know what I saw," Whisper yelled.
"You miss understood what you saw!" Blizzard yelled
"Get out!" Whisper yelled pushing Blizzard out of her
room and throwing him at Luna, "Get out and stay out of
my room!" She slammed the door in Blizzard's and Luna's
"Luna, I was picking them up," Blizzard explained,
"What's wrong with that?"
"Nothing that I know of," Luna replied still surprised
at Whisper's actions. She thought Whisper would thank him for
picking up the pictures.
Just then the door opened again, Whisper poked her head out,
tears streamed down her face, "Don't you dare come near
my room again!" Whisper yelled then she closed the door.
Blizzard and Luna left as they listened to her crying.
"I don't get it. Why cry over fallen pictures. I mean I
was only picking them up. I simply don't get it," Blizzard
Luna leaned her head on his shoulders. There was nothing she
could say to help him. She too was confused about it. Why did
Whisper get so upset? Entering a girl's room would upset any
girl but not to the point of crying. Something else had upset
Blizzard and Luna walked to the porch and laid down. Blizzard
tried to think about the castle but the picture of the two ponies
was still burned into his mind. Who were they? Blizzard hadn't
seem them in the valley. Whisper didn't get upset till she saw
what he was holding, she was simply mad at him at first. Blizzard
felt the picture held a big clue to what was going on and he
was determined to find out what it was.