blackfire paced inside the cave, his deathening black coat blending to the silence of the cold winters night. outside not a leaf stirred or dared to move in the breeze. were was she? glowwing had said it be important! he dug his hoof into the soil angrily, this wasn't going to work. just as he turned into the blackness to leave the cave he heard an owl sound, which broke the silence and caused heads of squirrels and other night creatures to turn their heads. he replied with a cricket chirp. then he saw her, not easily missed. her coat glowed its usual soft glow of firefly's and illuminated the forest floor. "stealthy....I see" he joked just as she tedded some dead leaves which crunched loudly, "in more ways than one" she giggled and flicked her beautiful golden main away from her eyes. "oh why thank you" she said in a posh tone. he snorted in amusement but then he remembered that they weren't here to make small talk. "why did you call me hear, my love?" he asked finally. she smiled and surprisingly stepped back to reveal a little foal. " I-I-t-t-t g-glows! like you" he stammered then he shook himself scattering feathers. glowwing lifted her dazzling golden feathers and nudged the foal forward. blackfire cleared his throat lifted his head and put on a serious face. "why have you disturbed my sleep and my day to show me a puny-"he started before glowing swept her wings over his mouth to shush him ."this 'puny thing'-" she begun "is our daughter!"