The call of an overstallion interrupted their thoughts. It was Stormwing, calling Canyon Herd to a meeting. From all directions pegasi began flying towards the source of the call, to hear the news. Ashwind saw his friends Nightshade and Sunfeather flying with their mother, Dawnriver, Canyon Herd's medicine mare. he scanned the skies for his own mother, Crystalwood. He spotted her and her exoticlly colored wings already on the ground, searching for her colt.
"Mama!" He cried. Crystalwood whinnied and fluttered her feathers so her son could see her. Ashwind flew down and landed next to her. She nuzzled her colt, then noticed something was wrong.
"Ashwind? What's wrong?" She asked. Ashwind then told her the same story he told the yearlings, this time ending with "And I'm scared that Riverglade was captured and I'm never going to see her again," Causing the surrounding pegasi to nicker in amusement that Ashwind wasn't able to hide evidence of his crush on Riverglade. The colt was typically able to hide his feelings for the blue roan filly, but occasionally it slips without him noticing.
Crystalwood noticed how distressed her colt was, and wrapped her large wings around him. "That may not be the case, Ashwind. They may have just gotten lost." Ashwind shook his head. "No, that couldn't have happened, Riverglade knows every inch of Canyon Herd's territory."
"Riverglade knows every inch of our winter and spring territory, of Hidden valley. She and Lightbreeze have never been outside of it before, and they haven't been in the Void, either." Crystalwood said.
Crystalwood interrupted him by putting her wing over his mouth. "sh...... remember. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst." It was Canyon Herd's motto for war. Ashwind nodded, knowing he wasn't going to get another chance to talk.
Everyone around them silenced. Canyon Herd's leaders, Brightcloud and Stormwing, were walking towards the herd. Sablestone followed them closely behind. Brightcloud looked devastated. Her beautiful, soft blue eyes were dull, and it looked like she had shed a fair amount of feathers. Stormwing had a look of focused determination usually reserved for battle or when the herd is in trouble. Ashwind feared the worst.
Stormwing faced his herd, with his head held high, surveying them. He took a deep breath, then said "Riverglade and Lightbreeze have been captured by Plains Herd."
Uh oh! I wonder what will happen to Riverglade and Lightbreeze...
Ooooooh! Amazing! I hope they get Riverglade and Lightbreeze back! I'm glad to see you're a quick writer!
(by the way, Crystalwood's desription says "light gray mar ewith"
Descriptions: Canyon Herd
Riverglade: Bold, blue roan filly speckled with dozens of tiny light-brown, gray, and white dots, with dark, dusty-blue wings, dark stormy-gray mane and tail, brown legs.
Lightbreeze: Pretty light palomino filly with gold-tipped pink-champagne colored feathers, thin blaze, and one small hind sock.
Stormwing: Overstallion. Intimidating brown grullo with dark-turquoise feathers, snip on nose, 4 high socks.
Brightcloud: Lead mare. Pretty cremello with mix of light and dark pink feathers, thin stripe down face, 4 small socks, and twinkling blue eyes. Dawnriver: Medicine mare. Buckskin with sky-blue feathers, 2 front socks, and 1 blue eye.
Flamefire: Top captain in Canyon Herd's Army. Bay roan stallion with blood-red feathers, stripe down face, and two hind white socks.
Ashwind: Dark, dapple gray colt with pale-green feathers and silver mane and tail.
Nightshade: Boisterous bay colt with yellow feathers, golden eyes. Sunfeather: Shy dun filly with red-orange feathers, dorsal stripe, and golden eyes. Nightshade's twin sister.
Sunflower: Palomino mare with a light purple feathers, large star on forehead, and 3 white socks.
Sablestone: Young, buttermilk buckskin pinto stallion with sky blue feathers, blue eyes, bald face.
Mistfeather: young, light gray mare with alternating light pink and silver feathers, darker mane and tail.
Thunderhoof: Dark bay pinto colt with mix of dark blue and yellow feathers, 2 tall hind white socks.
Oakbrush: yearling. Liver chestnut colt with dark green feathers, and four tall stockings.
Moonflower: yearling. Delicate dark silver bay filly with powder blue feathers.
Heartsong: yearling. red roan filly with gold feathers, wide blaze, four socks.
Crystalwood: Light gray mare with mix of light blue, pink, and purple feathers, slightly darker mane and tail.
Hawkwing: Overstallion. Ruthless brown pinto with white feathers tipped in brown. (or whatever color hawk wings are hehehe see what I did there? hehe)
Cloudfire: Captain. Perlino stallion with dark purple feathers, thin blaze down face.
Aspenglade: Skyherder. Small, red dun mare with coral feathers and blaze.
(when I originally made these characters, I may or may have gone a bit overboardXD it was fun, though hehe)