Riverglade winced as the two bay appaloosa stallions' teeth dug even harder into the base of her wings. She fought, bucked, and kicked in midair as they were taking her and Lightbreeze to Plains Herd. They only bit harder, drawing blood.
She couldn't believe Sablestone would do this. Trading her and Lightbreeze to Plains Herd for... for what? Freedom from Plains Herd? No, that couldn't be it. She and Lightbreeze had overheard him talking to the very same pegasi who stole them. This was a mission Hawkwing had sent him on, to capture the fillies, 10 moons ago. Riverglade was only nine moons old, and by the time she was born, Canyon Herd trusted him. She grinded her teeth, seething with rage at the stallion.
Her thoughts were interrupted by the perlino captain, Cloudfire. "We're almost there" He whinnied to his team. Riverglade bucked and tried to free her wings, to fly away, but the stallions only tightened their grip, making the wound there even larger. their grip was tight, she could feel each of their teeth individually on her bones. Blood trickled down her wings, between her feathers, onto her coat, and into the wind. It took all she had, not to cry out in pain.
Cloudfire ordered his team to land in a large grove of trees. He called for the overstallion of Plains Herd, Hawkwing.
Hawkwing was known for being the most ruthless and cruel overstallion in the history of the herds. Riverglade shuddered, just thinking about the things she's been told the power-hungry stallion has done. And he is undoubtedly where Cloudfire is taking them first.
The stallions holding her tightened their grip on Riverglade's wings even more, causing more blood, more pain, and a worse wound. They suddenly lurched forward to land, making it extremely uncomfortable while landing on purpose. When they made contact to the soil, they were surrounded with small trees, and autumn colors. Riverglade's fears intensified, and used all her strength trying to hide it from them.
She wouldn't let them see how scared she was, how much pain she was in; No, she couldn't let them see.
A large, winged figure trotted through the tree's, towards them, their large hooves slamming the ground, causing the trees to shake. They stopped in front of the group.