Morningstar watched the herd gather. She was only 15 but they all listened to her, maybe because she was a black foal or maybe because they loved her Sire and Dam. She saw her foals and mate and smiled at them.
"Mama!" Heatherblaze called out from the crowd.
Morningstar rattled her feathers and the crowd stilled. "We have just been sent news that Riversun is on the move. She brings a band of Ice warriors with her from Snow herd. We know not why she comes but we must prepare to fight if needed." She said her voice low and strong.
Bumblebreeze shook his head. Morningstar was always ready for a fight. "I cant fight." He said softly looking at his mate, Brackensky. She was beautiful inside and out.
Riversun reared and flapped her wings kicking at a huge wolf who lunged at her foal. She delivered a death blow and then ran to her little foal, "Nightheart! Are you ok?" She asked wrapping her filly in her wings. "Baby dont ever do that again!" She said.
Nightheart snorted, "Ok mama!"
"Riversun!" Iceheart, a battle mare, called out to her.
Riversun turned to the warrior. "Yes Iceheart?" She asked.
"They are bracing for battle." Iceheart said.
Riversun sighed. "I want to see Star and Morningleaf one more time. I want to right the past wrongs of my sire." She said