In the following days, Honeyfall spent every waking moment trying to get close to Pebblefrost and her family.
So far they seemed pretty normal for a family of pegasi. It turned out that Dragonfrost was actually Pebblefrost's half brother, this was because Dragonfrost's father had died, and his mother, Sunnyglow, had taken another mate after his death. Pebblefrost's father was a captain named Coldfire, who was strict and always acted a little nervous around Sunnyglow. The last member of their family was a mare named Patchfeather, she was not exactly related, but from what Honeyfall could tell it was only a matter of time before Dragonfrost asked her to be his mate.
The only thing out of the ordinary that Honeyfall noticed was that every so often Dragonfrost, would slip away with Patchfeather, that other stallion who had found Honeyfal, Lakefir, and another mare named Smokemoon. The four of them would be gone for hours, and no one knew where they were going.
"Why are you always staring Dragonfrost?" asked Snowfrost, breaking out Honeyfall's train of thought.
"I'm not staring at him." said Honeyfall.
"Oooooooooo." said Pebblefrost, "Do you have a crush on my brother."
"No!" snapped Honeyfall, "I do not have a crush on your brother."
"Then why are you staring at him?" argued Snowfrost.
"I'm not!" said Honeyfall.
"Yeah right." Snowfrost scoffed.
"I don't have a crush on Dragonfrost!" exclaimed Honeyfall, making several near by pegasi turn their heads. Embarrassed, the filly lowered her head. "I gotta go." she muttered and took off at a canter.
This spying thing was getting really frustrating, she just wanted to focus on her objective, but Pebblefrost and Snowfrost kept getting in her way. Honeyfall let out a deep breath, I need some alone time, she thought.
The filly slowed her speed to a nice easy walk and headed in the direction of a pond Willowfrost had shown her. Honeyfall was only a few winglengths from that water when she heard voices near by. She quietly followed them to a clearing a little ways off from the lake, then crouched by a bush to listen to the conversation.
Honeyfall soon discovered that the voices belonged to Dragonfrost, Patchfeather, Lakefir, Smokemoon, and a few others Honeyfall didn't recognize.
"All I'm saying is that now's as good a time then any." said a steel gray stallion.
"And all I'm saying is we should wait until Anok has settled down a bit." shot back a flea bitten gray mare.
"Since when does Anok settle down!" agued the steel gray, "We're pegasi for crying out loud!"
Then an exasperated looking leopard appaloosa stallion stepped forward, "Okay calm down you two."
"Beanwind is right." agreed Dragonfrost, "We should not be fighting amongst our selves."
"Yes, we need to agree on a plan to get these pegasi out of here." said Patchfeather.
The flea bitten gray whorled around and faced Patchfeather, "Do not tell me what to do, I know full well of our goals." she snapped.
Patchfeather backed away, "Sorry."
"Enough" ordered a smoky gray stallion, who was standing at the edge of the clearing. Miraculously, all the arguing steeds quieted down, "I don't want anymore fighting, is that clear."
All the steeds nodded, "Okay, now come up with a plan to get these steeds out of Snow Herd tonight." Then without another word the stallion turned and disappeared into a cave.
They must be trying to help pegasi run away and join that dumb black foal, thought Honeyfall. She stayed and listened to the rest of their planning, then quickly ran off as the group was preparing to leave.
Honeyfall- blood bay filly, two black front socks, two hind white socks, black mane and tail, dark blue wings.
Pebblefrost- blue roan appaloosa filly, large white star, black mane and tail, pale purple wings.
Dragonfrost- buckskin blanket appaloosa stallion, black mane and tail, and gold colored wings.
Whitesnow- (Dragonfrost's sire) buttermilk buckskin stallion, black mane and tail, one hind white sock, and gray wings. Deceased.
Sunnyglow- palomino blanket appaloosa mare, white mane and tail, and bright pink wings.
Coldfire- gray stallion, dark gray mane and tail, four white socks, wide blaze, blue wings.
Patchfeather- chestnut pinto mare, white mane and tail, bald face, four white socks, white wings.
Lakefir- handsome buckskin pinto stallion, black and white mane and tail, thin blaze, four white socks, brown and white wings.
Smokemoon- blue roan mare, black mane and tail, heavy black feathering on legs, and blue wings.
Snowfrost- gray colt (looks white), white mane and tail, and white wings.
Smokeleaf- steel gray stallion, black mane and tail, four coronet bands, forest green wings.
Aspenflight- flea bitten gray mare, white mane and tail, gray wings with red tips.
Beanwind- black leopard appaloosa stallion, white mane and tail, and white wings.