Starpebble lifted her head slightly to answer Cobrawing’s question. “Well, I don’t want them to end up like Comet, or Nightwing, Ancestors help us. And I do think they could use a friend. But also….
“Star told me to.”
“What?” neighed Brightsky in surprise. “Star? But he’s been dead two hundred years!”
“He visited me in a dream,” said Starpebble, and told them all that had happened in the dream. When she had finished they looked stunned, then pleased.
“So we will not have another Destroyer,” said Sunfire.
Starpebble smiled. “Not if I do my job right.” She paused. "And... I want to get my brother back."
Cobrawing stood. “We'll discuss that more later. For now, we must not tell them of the dream though. It might make them resent you, see you as a teacher put in place by no one they knew. You might fail. One of them might become a Destroyer just to spite you.”
Starpebble nodded. “All right.”
“So you will be here for a while?” asked Brightsky.
“Yes. And I don’t think I ever want to go back to Snow Herd.” The memory of the whispers crowded into her head. “Will you let me into Desert Herd?”
Cobrawing hesitated. “Will you be all right? You’re not built for this climate.”
“I’ll be okay once my heavy coat sheds.”
“All right then, you may join Desert Herd.” Cobrawing spread his wings. “Welcome.”
Starpebble smiled. “Thank you.”
Cobrawing turned and flew away, back to his cave.
Sunfire and Brightsky stood. “If you’re going to stay you need a cave,” said Sunfire. “I know of an empty one you can have. Follow me.”
Starpebble followed him and Brightsky up the mountain to a small empty cave. Sunfire picked up a piece of rock and scratched one line next to the entrance. “Now they will know this cave is no longer empty.”
Starpebble thanked them and they left. She looked out at the darkening sky and lay down. She fell fast asleep in only a couple minutes.
Star appeared again in her dreams, looking pleased. “Well done, Starpebble, well done. You will be a good teacher. And when the time is right, I will tell you when to ask them to help get your brother back.”
“Thank you,” said Starpebble.
“Remember our advice, Starpebble. Love them.”
She nodded. “I will. I promise.”
Star smiled at her, and she felt a warmth in his eyes that she had not felt since she left Snow Herd. “Goodbye, Starpebble.”
Star faded away and Starpebble had no more dreams that night.
She woke at dawn to a beautiful gold sky and she thought, just maybe, she saw a hint of color in it. The Ancestors, maybe? She squinted into the sky and thought she saw a hint of black and aqua.
I wonder what would happen if the black foals found out about Starpebble’s dream... Anyway, I am excited to see Comet’s story when you write it.
THIS. IS. AMAZINGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!! but also, who's Comet? is he another destoyer?
Chapter 1: https://www.theguardianherd.com/messageboard/fan-ficton/fate-chapter-1
Chapter 2: https://www.theguardianherd.com/messageboard/fan-ficton/fate-chapter-2
Chapter 3: https://www.theguardianherd.com/messageboard/fan-ficton/fate-chapter-3
Chapter 4: https://www.theguardianherd.com/messageboard/fan-ficton/fate-chapter-4
Chapter 5: https://www.theguardianherd.com/messageboard/fan-ficton/fate-chapter-5
Chapter 6: https://www.theguardianherd.com/messageboard/fan-ficton/fate-chapter-6
Fogfire~ (Snow Herd, captain) gray stallion with navy feathers, black mane and tail
Snowstone~ (Snow Herd, yearling) white colt with mint feathers, white mane and tail
Starpebble~ (Snow Herd, weanling) silver filly with pale blue feathers, white mane and tail, deep blue eyes
Rainshine~ (Snow Herd, weanling) dark silver dapple filly with silver feathers, black mane and tail
Moonfrost~ (Snow Herd, mated mare) dark silver mare with dark purple feathers, black mane and tail
Echoflower~ (Snow Herd, single/widowed mare, elder) white mare with pink feathers, white mane and tail
Sunfire~ (Desert Herd, captain) gold dun stallion with violet feathers, gold mane and tail, thin white blaze
Brightsky~ (Desert Herd, mated mare) bright palomino mare with mixed blue and purple feathers, white mane and tail
Cobrawing~ (Desert Herd, over-stallion) bay pinto stallion with green feathers, mixed brown-and-white mane and tail
Dustcloud~ (Desert Herd, lead mare) palomino mare with pale green feathers, white mane and tail, wide white blaze
Ember~ (Desert Herd, black foal) solid black colt with black feathers, black mane and tail
Spark~ (Desert Herd, black foal) solid black colt with black feathers, black mane and tail, four white socks
Mild criticism welcome.