Ashwind, Nightshade, Thunderhoof, and Sunfeather were beginning to get worried. They had sent Riverglade and Lightbreeze to spy on Sablestone, and they haven't returned yet. Suddenly they saw a pegasus flying towards them. It was Sablestone! But where were Riverglade and Lightbreeze?
"RUN!" The stallion screamed. "Why?" Ashwind asked. Sablestone landed in front of them. "Plains Herd has sent an envoy to raid Canyon Herd. Stay on the ground or they will see us."
"What about Riverglade and Lightbreeze? What happened to them?" the dark gray colt asked, worried. "JUST GET TO SAFETY!" Sablestone roared. "I'll stay behind to make sure they're not following us." he said, much quieter.
That got the weanlings moving! They galloped as if their lives depended on it, though Ashwind was a bit slower than the others, his mind shrouded in thought. 'Where was Riverglade? Was she already with the herd? Did the Plains Herd raiders capture her?' he worried. His mind was cloudy and unfocused as he and the others galloped back to Canyon Herd's temporary camp, and wasn't paying attention to where he was going. He bumped into a group of yearlings.
"Hey! Watch it!" Whinnied a colt named Oakbrush. Then the liver chestnut colt recognised Ashwind. "Oh, sorry, Ashwind. Didn't realize it was you." He apologized. "I-It's ok"Ashwind stammered, still shaken from what just happened.
"What's wrong?" asked a silver bay filly named Moonflower. Ashwind took a deep breath, and then narrated the entire story. "We don't know what happened to Riverglade and Lightbreeze and Sablestone hasn't told us anything" he finished.
Moonflower had gone pale, and her friend, a red roan filly named Heartsong, was trembling. "Wh-what do you mean, you don't know where Lightbreeze is?" She asked. Lightbreeze was her little sister, and the two were very close.
Moonflower was also fairly close with Riverglade, as her mother was Stormwing, Riverglade's sire's, sister.
"I- I don't know. One minute Riverglade and Lightbreeze went to spy on Sablestone, and the next, Sablestone comes out screaming there was an envoy coming to raid us, and wouldn't say where they were." Ashwind said.
Heartsong had gone even paler, she was trembling, and her wings sagged to the ground at this news. "I have to go find my parents" She said urgently. She turned on her heels and flew off in search of Flamefire and Sunflower.
"I should probably go find Stormwing and Brightcloud, too. Sablestone should be telling them what happened soon." Moonflower said. She then also flew off, to find them.