This was fun to write!!! I've been going through writer's block for the past few weeks and haven't written much, if at all, so my apologies if it kinda sucks XD ANyways, towards the end I included one of my headcanons/theories that I have, so I hope you like it!
“DEWBERRY!” Echofrost yelled, galloping over to her friend. Dewberry groaned, and stuggled to get up, her feathers were burnt to ashes and her bones visible. “Don’t move,” Echofrost told her. “Help is on the way.”
Autumnleaf, a mare who was helping Dewberry with medicine mare duties, cantered over. The bay roan mare skidded to a halt in front of them, her dark brown eyes wide and the white showing. Her burnt umber feathers fluttered. “Don’t move,” She told Dewberry, repeating what Echofrost said. “Can you help me carry her?” She asked Echofrost.
Echofrost nodded, and picked Dewberry up by her left wing, despite the mare’s protests. Autumnleaf grabbed her other wing, and Graystone came over and grabbed her by the tail. “We’re heading to just outside the territory for now,” He informed them.
THornblaze and WIndheart trotted anxiously next to them, pressing themselves next to each other. “Will she be ok?” Windheart asked, her voice trembling.
“If we can get her treated properly, I hope so.” Autumnleaf responded.
They reached the rest of the herd. Hazelwind galloped over, blood streaked on his buckskin coat, and covered in burns and scratches. “What happened?” He asked the group.
“Dewberry’s wings got burned.” Echofrost explained.
“Why don’t you two go over to Shea?” Autumnleaf suggested to the twins.
“I’ll take them,” Hazelwind said, taking the WIndheart and THornblaze over to Shea and Valen. He went to go and check up on the rest of the herd.
“Lay her down,” Autumnleaf told Echofrost and Graystone. She instructed them to get certain herbs that will help, and they set off searching for them.
“CLOVERBERRY!” Lilyheart screamed. She struggled to get to her filly, filled with rage at the dragon holding her. Tears ran down her cheeks. The dragons will kill her daughter, eat her. She had to save her!
A blur of copper flew in front of Lilyheart, and blocked her view. It was Redfire. He thrust his wings out and kept her from going any closer to the dragons. “We have to leave,” He told her.
“But Cloverberry!” Lilyheart protested, trying to get past Redfire’s wings.
“We have to leave her, it’s too dangerous!”
“NOW.” Redfire walked forward, forcing Lilyheart to walk backward, to where STorm Herd was.
“Surround the perimeter,” Queen Sylvan told her army. “Keep the pegasi from coming back in” She turned her attention back to the young filly in front of her. “Shhh, little one,” She stroked the foal with her wing, hoping to calm her down.
“MAMA!” The foal, whom Sylvan named Sweetgrass, screamed. Sweetgrass’s legs thrashed around as she tried to stand up. Her eyes were wide in fright. Sylvan studied the foal, and saw that she had a large cut on her hind leg that was bleeding. It looked deep and very painful.
Poor thing, Sylvan thought. SHe gently picked the filly up in her wings and placed Sweetgrass on her back. The dragon queen started walking to the middle of the territory, searching for the Healer. Sweetgrass’s small hooves kicked around as she tried to escape, but she soon gave up, too tired and in too much pain to continue.
Sylvan found the Healer, a dark brown male dragon with mahogany scales named Firescale, taking care of the wounded dragons. “How are the wounded?” Sylvan asked him.
Firescale looked up from the wounded dragon he was treating. “Not too bad, although those pegasi were better fighters than we had thought. Who is that?” He asked, seeing Sweetgrass on the queen’s back.
Sweetgrass trembled, scared of all the dragons. “I found her in the battle,” Sylvan said. “She’s hurt. Can you treat her?”
Firescale nodded. “Place her down here,” He said. Sylvan placed the Sweetgrassl down, and Firescale began treating the trembling filly.
Hazelwind walked through STorm Herd, cheking to make sure everyone was ok. He had just brough Windheart and Thornblaze to Shea, so Dewberry could be treated. Dried blood caked his body, making an unpleasent crunching sensation when he moved.
Despite having injuries from the fight, Hazelwind refused to be treated until everyone else who needed it got treated first. He was frustrated, so frustrated. They had just found their new home, and the dragons took it. I’ll send Redfire and a few other steeds to search for new lands soon. He decided.
The sound of hoofbeats awakened him from his thoughts. “Hazelwind!” One of the sentries Hazelwind had sent out was flying toward him.
“What is it?” Hazelwind asked hoping it wasn’t serious.
The sentry, a bay mare who was a former Kihlara flyer, landed. “We found a group of pegasi to the south.” The mare, Zhamina, whinnied. “They’re not from Storm Herd.” She shook her mane, and rattled her dark gray feathers. “The group thinks they might be more Kihlari coming to join us, but that seems unlikely.”
“Where are they now?” Hazelwind asked.
“To the south, but they’re coming closer.” Zhamina said. “Follow me.” SHe took off, leading Hazelwind to where she saw the pegasi.
Hazelwind followed. They flew for a few minutes, and soon reached Zhamina’s sentry group. The sentry group, which consisted of 3 other steeds, was now joined by a large herd of foreign pegasi.
Hazelwind’s breath caught in his throat. These were definitely not escaped Kihlari. These pegasi sported the scars, tangled mane and tails, and sharp hooves of pegasi who had lived in the wild their whole life. A tall chestnut stallion with navy blue feathers walked forward.
Hazelwind and Zhamina landed and approached the chestnut stallion.
“Are you the leader of this group?” The stallion asked Hazelwind.
Hazelwind faltered. “No,” He said. He didn’t really think of himself as the leader, but now that he thought about it, he realized that much of STorm Herd did. “In a way, I am.” He said. “Who are you?” Hazelwind asked.
“I am Blazewing, overstallion of Sky Herd.” The stallion, Blazewing, said.
Hazelwind’s eyes widened. Sky Herd? “WHere is Sky Herd from?” He asked, suspicious.
“We are descended from the pegasi of Lake Herd, who escaped captivity and came here.” Blazewing walked forward, his eyes narrowed and gleaming maliciously. "And you, strangers, are tresspassing on our land."
(hope it's ok that I added another herd to the mix)
Silver mare with a mix of dark and light purple feathers, white mane and tail, one white sock.
Buckskin stallion with jade green feathers, black mane and tail, big white blaze, two white hind socks.
Tall copper chestnut stallion with dark gold feathers, dark red mane and tail, white star on forehead
White stallion with pale yellow feathers each with a silver center, blue eyes, silver mane and tail.
Blue roan mare with dusty blue feathers edged in black, ice-blue eyes, black mane and tail, jagged blaze, two hind socks.
Bay pinto mare with emerald feathers, black mane and tail, thin blaze on forehead, two hind white anklets
Chestnut pinto filly with emerald feathers at the mantel that fade to white at the tips, chestnut mane and tail, thin blaze, four white socks.
Gray pinto colt with white feathers edged in blue, black mane and tail.
Very light grey mare with a white mane and tail streaked with silver, light dusty blue feathers tipped in silver.
Silver appaloosa colt with dark gold feathers, blue eyes, white mane and tail, wide white blaze.
Rose dappled mare with dark grey mane and tail, black socks, and bright teal feathers
Young white mare with green eyes, silver mane and tail, and light pink feathers tipped in green.
Small white filly with minty green feathers tipped in raspberry pink, cream colored mane and tail. Light green eyes.
Bay roan mare with burnt umber feathers, black mane and tail, golden eyes, and thin stripe down face.
Bay mare with dark gray feathers edges in black, star on forehead, four tall socks, black mane and tail.
Overstallion. Tall chestnut stallion with navy blue feathers, wide white blaze, blue eyes, chestnut mane and tail.
Droolers and Burners:
Pregnant dark gray dragon with silver scales and gold eyes.
Healer. Dark brown male dragon with mahogany scales, gray eyes, scar on neck.
List of peeps writing Happily Ever After:
@Stormsun (Chapter 1)
@Hazey (Chapter 2)
@Morningmist (Chapter 3)
@Riverglade (Chapter 4)
@Aspenray (Chapter 5)
@Starstreak (Chapter 6)
@Windfeather (Chapter 7)
@kittycatburmise (Chapter 8)
@Firesong (Chapter 9)