Honeyfall galloped like she was on fire all the way back Snow Herd, terrified that if she took to the skies Dragonflight and his friends would find out she been spying on them. The filly hoped that the information she had over heard was enough please Petalcloud, and maybe the lead mare would allow her to see Sunstrike.
The trees zoomed by quickly, and after a wile gave way and opened up to a wide expanse of tundra with a river, Snow Herd was grazing on the other side of this river. Honeyfall breathed a sigh of relief, no one had caught her. She stayed were she was, catching her breath, because Honeyfall knew it would arise suspicion if she showed up looking like she was running from a pack of wolves.
When her breath had slowed down enough, she kicked off and flew the rest of the way to the herd. First thing Honeyfall did was to locate Petalcloud, she was in the middle of yelling at her captains, and didn't look like she wanted to be interrupted. So Honeyfall headed off to check in with Ashberry and Willowglow, it would not do for them to start putting restrictions on were Honeyfall can and can not go.
Honeyfall found the pair grazing, a little ways from the river, and she hoped that neither of them had noticed her when wile she had been catching her breath on the other side. The blue winged filly awkwardly walked up to her foster mother and foster sister. "Uh... so... what's up?" she asked weakly.
Willowglow flicked her ears at the filly, "Not much." she said, "How are you getting along with Snowfrost and Pebblebreeze?"
Honeyfall was relived that Willowfrost hadn't seemed her absence. "Oh, uh... their nice... I guess."
Ashberry looked up from the moss she was munching on, "I'm glad you made some friends quickly."
"Yeah." agreed Willowglow.
The trio stood in an awkward silence for a few moments, and Honeyfall glanced around the herd, looking for something talk about. Then she spotted Petalcloud, who was apparently done chewing out her captains, and now was talking to Pineroot. This was Honeyfall's chance to tell Petalcloud about what she had over heard.
"I'm gona go..." said Honeyfall.
"Okay, be safe." said Ashberry.
"I will." muttered Honeyfall as she turned and made her way over to Petalcloud.
The lead mare finished her conversation with Pineroot, just as Honeyfall approached. Petalcloud acknowledged the filly with a cold stare, "Can I help you?" snapped the mare
Petacloud's icy gaze made Honeyfall shiver, but the filly forced herself lean in closer to the lead mare, and whisper "We need to talk. Right now."
Petalcloud snorted "Come with me." she snapped.
Honeyfall followed the lead mare to a grove of trees a little ways away from the herd. When they arrived, Petalcloud trued and looked at the filly, "Well?" she demanded, "What is so important?"
Honeyfall swallowed nervously, "Dragonflight, and few of his friends are plaining to help a group of steeds leave Snow Herd under the cover of night." the filly then told Petalcloud everything she had over heard.
When she had finished, Petalcloud was silent for a long time, then she said, "This is troubling indeed. I knew there was a resistance of a sort made of steeds that wanted to join Star, but I didn't think that they would try something like this so soon. Good work Honeyfall."
For a few seconds Honeyfall could have sworn she had heard admiration in Petalcloud's voice, but then it was gone. The filly dipped her head, "Thank you."
"You know," said Petalcloud, "I have an idea." Honeyfall froze, a feeling of dread crept it's way into her stomach, something told her Petalcloud wasn't going to say 'How bout you go visit your cousin. "You did such a good job giving me this information, I would like you to see this through. Honeyfall, I would like you to accompany me tonight when I exterminate this little rebellion."
Honeyfall was shocked, foals weren't normally allowed to take part in things like this. But then again, foals weren't normally ordered to spy either, besides, the look on Petalcloud's face told her that she didn't really have an option. Honeyfall was going weather or not she wanted to.
"Fine." Honeyfall muttered, "When do we leave?"