It was in the afternoon when Raindrop left the house and sat
on the back porch facing the forest. Starfire followed her and
stood looking at her worriedly, "Is something wrong?"
"No," Raindrop answered.
"That's not true. You're mad about something," Starfire
Raindrop ignored him, she knew he was right.
"Please tell me. Why are you mad? Did I do something wrong?"
Raindrop looked at him, she was tempted to tell him but didn't.
"What have I done that's so bad?" Starfire asked.
Raindrop stood up looking angrily, "You and your brother
have been asking to many questions about that stupid castle and
to top it off you're a Prince and didn't tell me!"
Starfire gasped. How could she have known that?
"You were using me this whole time. You want that castle.
You have been trying to get information from me," Tears
began to stream down Raindrop's face, "This whole time You
were using me!"
"No, that not true," Starfire replied surprisingly.
"Yes it is!" Raindrop flew from the porch, "Leave
Starfire knew he had to tell he everything, to explain he loved
her. He was also going to find out how she knew. He flapped his
wings and flew from the house.
"Wait!" Starfire yelled. Raindrop flew ahead of
Starfire, she was crying and wiping her tears.
"No!" Raindrop yelled, "Leave me alone!"
Starfire was mad. He wanted to explain and she wasn't going to
listen. He flapped his wings rapidly and flew past Raindrop like
blur almost knocking her out of the sky. Raindrop was shocked
at what happened. She stopped suddenly in mid air and saw Starfire
hovering in front of her.
"We have to talk. Now!" Starfire exclaimed angrily.
"Yes! now. You can not out fly me. Not even the Flutter
ponies can. Lets talk," Starfire said. He looked around
and saw the lake he had visited before, "There. That looks
like a perfect place to talk." Raindrop followed him to
the lake, she didn't have a choice.
They landed on the grass by the lake. Starfire turned from
the lake and looked at her with a serious face. It was a look
Raindrop had not seen on him before.
"I did not tell you I was a Prince because I wanted you
to love me for me. Not because I was special or the most amazing
pony you ever seen. Look at me, I'm black all the way to the
skin. I'm the first male pegasus. Who wouldn't want me? All my
life I went to parties. Our parents hoped to hook us up with
a Princess. Stardust was lucky to find one who loved him and
not his fame. As for me and Skyview the Princesses continued
to bug us, they batted their eyes at us, smiled and tried to
be the perfect ponies for us. All they cared about was being
with the famous black ponies, the triplets. You were the first
who didn't see me that way. I love you and not because you have
all the answers we're looking for. As for that Castle, we don't
want it. We already have a castle to live in and we're quite
Raindrop looked at the grass sadly. She realized she had came
to the wrong conclusion about Starfire.
"Why do you want to know about the castle then?" Raindrop
"Because it sits there empty. Something in this valley is
very wrong and we want to help solve the problem," Starfire
"The problem is best forgotten," Raindrop muttered.
"Sometimes it is but not this one. It's hurting ponies to
keep such a secret. Can you not see it?" Starfire asked.
Raindrop turned, tears streamed down her face, "I'm so sorry
Starfire approached her and looked over her shoulder with kind
"I love you too but...This secret...it hurts to think about
it. I tried to forget about it," Raindrop sobbed.
"I don't know what it is but something so terrible can't
be forgotten so easily," Starfire told her.
Raindrop fell tot he ground and cried. Starfire laid in front
of her and laid his head on hers.
"Will you tell me what's so terrible?" Starfire asked.
"Not now," Raindrop whispered as she sobbed loudly,
"Then before I leave the valley," Starfire told her.
Raindrop didn't reply, she didn't want to remember her secret
or tell anyone about it. She wished Starfire and his brothers
had never asked about the castle in the first place.