Riverglade stared after her father, his final words to her echoing in her mind: "We will get you as soon as another chance comes. Your mother and I are proud of you." His voice caught, and she thought she saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. Stormwing nuzzled his filly one last time, and said "Stay strong, Riverglade." Then he kicked off into the evening sky, his dark blue feathers falling behind him in the wind like teardrops.
It has now been two moons since that night, and Hawkwing hasn't let Riverglade and Lightbreeze see each other. Riverglade has made a few friends, but is constantly under guard, having made multiple escape attempts already. None of them were successful.
Her flight-feathers were slowly growing back, but it will still be another 3 moons till she can fly again. Plains Herd was just given the news that they were migrating to their winter grazing lands in the south. Because they couldn't fly, Riverglade and Lightbreeze are migrating with the walkers, closely guarded by the guards they're being assigned.
The walkers, with Riverglade and Lightbreeze, are leaving the next day. Riverglade spent the night with her friend, Starsky. The delicate dappled gray filly had mint green feathers, and was Hawkwing and Mooncloud's filly. She was the same age as Riverglade.
The two fillies grazed side by side. Suddenly Starsky lifted her head and stared into the sunset. Not looking at Riverglade, she said "I'm going to miss you when you leave. Do you think you'll come back?"
Riverglade stopped mid-chew. "What do you mean?"
Starsy lightly bumped her friend's hip with hers. "You know what I mean," She said.
Riverglade sighed. She did. But she didn't want to say it, knowing it would hurt Starsky's feelings.what Starsky meant was that if Riverglade thinks there will be a chance for her to escape, knowing that if there is, she'll take it.
Finally, Riverglade answered. "If there is a chance, I'll take it."
Starsky looked up, her dark brown eyes brimming with emotion. Riverglade blamed herself for the tears. The dappled filly was fairly sensitive, and had a tendency to tear up at the smallest thing, much unlike her sire. Riverglade knew she was Starsky's only friend. She had seen the other foals ignore her and act as if she didn't exist. Most of the foals didn't dare bully her outright, because they're scared of what Hawkwing would do to them if he found out.
And yet she still said it. But the tears never came. Instead, Starsky whispered "Why are you like this?"
Those five words hit Riverglade harder than any number of tears could. But Starsky wasn't finished. " How can you just take any slim chance you have of escaping, knowing it most likely work, that you could get even more injured, never fly again, or even die?"
(and, I'm ending it there! Otherwise it would have been too long XD)
In the chapter I am currently writing, It's going to be a check up chapter on Sablestone, and I was wondering if any of you want your characters in it. Yes, @Iceberry, I am going to go through with the scene we jokingly made up when you confessed your love for Sablestone XD and for that reason, I am inviting your characters to join! If you want them to be included, just give me the description, and how you might want me to include them!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Here is me:
Description: young silver dun mare with lavender feathers, white mane and tail, white points, lavender eyes
Hmm... I don’t think any of my characters would fit into this story to well. Maybe you should have some stuff with Riverglade’s other friends? She has so many, and they are not super well developed.
Do you think you could add Skysun, Aquawind, or Skyheart? I'm fairly sure you know what Aquawind and Skysun look like, but Skyheart is a bay mare with dark blue wings and a white nose snip, she also has four black stockings with white at each hoof. I know how inspiration can strike, so I'll leave it up to you how you want to add her! If you need any more info, just let me know!! :)
Wow, that was great!!!!!! Also, do you think you could add Stormsun gawking at Iceberry while she stared dreamly at Sablestone XD
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. 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.
Hawkwing: Overstallion. Ruthless brown pinto with white feathers tipped in brown. (or whatever color hawk wings are hehehe see what I did there? hehe)
Mooncloud: Lead mare. Dark silver appaloosa mare with light aqua feathers, long, wavy, black mane and tail, and black points.
Cloudfire: Captain. Perlino stallion with dark purple feathers, thin blaze down face.
Aspenglade: Skyherder. Small, red dun mare with coral feathers and blaze. Graydawn: Skyherder. Gray mare with red feathers, and broken stripe on face.
Gingerroot: Chestnut snowflake appaloosa mare with light yellow feathers, wide blaze, 4 tall white socks.
Strikestorm: Bay blanket appaloosa stallion with light yellowish-green feathers. Rockwind: Heavily spotted dark bay stallion with royal blue feathers.
Starsky: Hawkwing and Mooncloud's filly. Delicate dapple gray filly with mint green feathers.