😖Yikes it has been FOREVER since I have posted one of these. Sorry....Hope you like it.
After that "situation" in the canyon, Brackentail became determined to prove to Morningleaf he was worth the worry. He had started to sleep away from the safety and comfort of the herd. He did this to show how tuff he was hoping that that would impress the mare. Brackentail was especially angry when Star was chosen for his strength and size to do special tasks. But Morningleaf was impressed by Star's brawn like most of the mares, she was impressed by his heart. He had saved a little filly the other day from a rock slide. He could have done nothing and the filly still would have lived, but she would be severely injured for the rest of her life. Star, knowing that he still healed faster than any pegasus, jumped in and saved the filly while injuring his wing in the process. He had sacrificed himself for that filly. Brackentail of course had been furious. He started trying to go on dangerous patrols by himself and lifting heavy objects only Star could lift. Morningleaf knew Star did things like this to impress her, but he only did it when he had to. Star and Morningleaf had grown close and Brackentail had been feeling like he was being pushed out of their friendship triangle. Brackentail was desperate.
"Only Star can lift those things" nickered Brackentail while mimicking the high pitched voice of his friend Shadepebble. " Ugh. It feels like ever since Star defeated Nightwing, everybody thinks he is just sooooo AMAZING. HE'S NOT! He is just a mare stealing show off." Hissed Brackentail. But then he remembered Star was his friend. "How am I supposed to get Morningleaf without hurting you Star?" wondered Brackentail as if he were talking directly to Star.
Brackentail decided he wanted the comfort of Morningleaf and trotted off to go find her. When he found her, she was curled up next to Star asleep. He reared, flaring his wings and was a bout to break it up, but then remembered he liked Star. Brackentail sighed the squeezed between the two and slept with his wing over Morningleaf. Soon he was sucked into a terrible dream.
Brackentail woke up to the sound of nickering foals. Two little fillies were playing with a beautiful chestnut dam. Brackentail soon realized that the pretty mare was Morningleaf, and the two fillies, were her foals.
"Daddy come play with us" neighed the spirited fillies while looking directly at Brackentail.
Then the joyous truth hit him: these were his foals.... and Morningleaf was his mate. He trotted over the the three pegasi and was about to nuzzle his foal when a black figure appeared beside him. It was Star. The little fillies rushed over to Star followed by Morningleaf.
"Your daughters have been asking for you all day" Nickered Morningleaf while nuzzling Star.
The family happily trotted into the large meadow, leaving Brackentail horrified.
'When they were calling him daddy, they were rely talking about Star? That means.... Star was their father and Morningleaf was Star's........Star's mate!'
Brackentail woke up. He looked at Star, and then Morningleaf. He tried to shake the dream out of his head.
"Its just a dream!" He kept telling himself.
He wouldn't let this happen.
"They cannot become mates. Not now, not EVER!" With that he flew away to his sleeping spot away from the herd and tried to find a way to make Morningleaf his. Preferably without hurting Star. But in the end if he had to hurt Star.... he would do it.