Honeyfall waited for Ashberry and Willowglow to fall asleep before slipping away. The filly met up with Petalcloud and her 'exterminators' in the woods on the other side of the river.
When Honeyfall arrived, Petalcloud gave her a cruel simile. "Ah, here is out little spy." she said. The eyes of the 20 or so of the lead mare's minions all turned to Honeyfall, and she felt their gazes burning into her. The filly shivered and shrunk away form them.
"Can I have everyone's attention?" said Petalcloud, addressing all the steeds gathered, and the eyes of the 20 battle ready steeds turned from Honeyfall to the lead mare. "I have already informed you about what is to be done tonight. But I will say this now, kill them all, but spare the golden winged appaloosa."
Honeyfall felt a shiver run down her spine, could this really be happening? Before the bay filly had time to question what she was doing, Petalcloud turned to her. "Tonight, we are not only fighting to keep our herd together, and exterminate this little rebellion. But tonight, we are also fighting for this little filly." the lead mare used her wing to point at Honeyfall. "It's Star and his follower's fault that she was orphaned at such a young age, and it's their fault that Anok is divided. Tonight we seek to take back what's ours."
As Petalcloud spoke, something clicked inside of Honeyfall's brain, she was no longer being forced to spy so Sunstrike could live. No, now Honeyfall was fighting to take back what was lost. To right a wrong that was done to her. Petalcloud was right, it was Star and his followers's fault for her parents deaths. If that cursed black foal had never been born Honeyfall's life would be complete. It was time to make the steeds responsible for so much destruction to pay.
A few last minuet orders were given, and with that, the group headed off into the woods. Honeyfall waited three minuets, then followed them, careful not make a sound. She reached the rebel's meeting spot and waited. Then slowly, one by one the defectors appeared. Petalcloud and her warriors waited is perfect silence. Then, close to moon high, Dragonflight appeared.
"Is that everyone?" said the golden winged stallion in a low tone.
"Yes." replied Lakefir.
"Okay, then it's time to leave."
Honeyfall felt a momentary sadness, these stallions had saved her life, but now she was betraying them. But her guilt was quickly replaced by rage, these stallions were followers of Star, and so therefore she would have not even needed saving if it weren't for them.
The group of rebels started to move out of the clearing, but in that moment the bushes erupted with Petalcloud's warriors. Chaos ensued. Honeyfall may have observed the battle her parents were killed in, but that wasn't enough to prepare her for this.
Honeyfall watched as Petalcloud emerged from her hiding spot, and charge into battle. She sliced the necks of all the rebels who came across her path, showing no mercy.
The fight was over almost as quickly as it had began. Petacloud's warriors had barely broken a sweat, but steeds they had attacked mostly lay dying or already dead. The last few survivors were rounded up, and wings were broken. Among the survivors, Honeyfall saw Dragonflight, Lakefir, and a few others.
"Where is Honeyfall?" demanded Petalcloud, and Honeyfall stepped out the shadows and walked to the lead mare. "Ah." she said, "I would like you to have a wing in ending this little rebellion."
"What would you like me to do?" asked Honeyfall.
Petalcloud grinned. "I need you to kill Dragonflight. Avenge your parents Honeyfall." the lead mare signaled to one of her warriors to bring the buckskin stallion forward.
"Honeyfall, don't do this." rasped Dragonflight, "No more steeds have to die tonight."
"You should have thot of that before you became a follower of Star." snapped Honeyfall, something had happened to the little filly as she watched the battle, all she felt now was a strong rage that told her these rebellious steeds were getting what they deserved.
"Come on, Petalcloud is using you." pleaded Dragonflight.
"As far as I'm concerned, you're only saying that to save your own skin."
"I have never done anything to harm you, why are you doing this?"
"Because, my family is dead because that stupid black foal lives. I'm only taking giving you what you deserve." Honeyfall was suddenly filled with rage, she through back her head and reared. Brining her whole weight down on Dragonflight's head, killing him.