“Echofrost, can we talk over there?” Hazelwind nodded his head to the forest they were camping next to for the night.
“Okay.” Echofrost wondered what they were going to talk about. She followed Hazelwind into the forest.
They walked until they reached a waterfall. The sparkling blue water fell onto rocks. The gushing sound filled Echofrost’s ears.
Hazelwind fidgeted uncomfortably. He was muttering to himself. Wisps of sentences reached her ears. “Hope she says yes...” “Feelings for me…” “How do I say it…”
“Hazelwind, stop muttering! What are you going to say to me?”
Hazelwind took a deep breath. “Will you be my mate?”
Echofrost reeled back in shock. Whatever she had been expecting, it wasn’t that. Her heart beat fast. She knew what her answer was. “Yes!”
Three moons later, Echofrost grazed in her new territory. The land was perfect. A newborn foal skittered to her side. “Hi, Aunt Echofrost!”
“Hi, Thornblaze!” Echofrost nuzzled the colt. He reminded her of her deceased brother, Bumblewind.
Windheart galloped past, and Thornblaze ran after her. “I’m going to get you!”
Echofrost chuckled quietly and returned to grazing.
She suddenly felt a kick in her stomach. She instantly took a step back. Echofrost gasped, realizing what it meant. I’m pregnant!
She flew over to Hazelwind. “Can we talk in private?” she asked.
They flew to an empty part of the meadow. They landed. “So, what do you want to talk about?” Hazelwind asked.
Echofrost shifted uncomfortably. How do I tell him? “Trust yourself,” she muttered. She took a deep breath. “I’m with foal.”
Hazelwind neighed in joy. “I’m going to be a sire!”
“And I’m going to be a dam!” Echofrost exclaimed, “and Windheart and Thornblaze are going to be cousins! And Dewberry is going to be an aunt! And Crystalfeather and Stormfire are going to be grandparents! And Bumblewind is going to be an uncle!”
“Calm down, calm down,” Hazelwind said, but he was smiling. They flew back to the herd, thinking about their new foal.
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