Riversun sank to the ground, fighting the anger that rose within. What went wrong? What had she said that had made Shadowblaze bolt? She fought everything for her brother, surely he knew that.
There was a sound behind her. She wheeled, hooves slashing the turf. Staring at the wicked slashes on the ground, she wished for a second she hadn't learned to sharpen her hooves. Next second she was glad. When she got her starfire she would slice that horrible Starwing to bits, yes she would, not caring what weak little Shadowblaze thought. Then she was horrified at herself. What was she thinking! These were her everyday struggles.
Stormtail nodded at her hooves. "You're a strong filly, Riversun. I'm glad we have you in Petal Herd. With you we might have a chance of defeating him. Your mother would be proud."
"What about Shadowblaze?" Riversun asked. "Would Mother be proud of him?"
Stormtail looked at her thoughtfuly "Can you hear this?"
Riversun nodded, heart pounding. What was he going to say?