Firesong galloped around the grazing grounds of Sunherd with the other weanlings as her sire and his captains performed a flyover. Watching like they always have for anything that could endanger the herd.
Firesong loved getting up early and watching her sire fly across the sky with his captains. It made her feel very proud of her sire who protected the herd from the ones who wished to do them harm.
“Firesong!” Called Firesongs best friend Silvercrest. A Dark, chocolate, brown colt with a star on his forehead and a single whit sock on his front, left, leg. His wings were a shiny silver with tips of black. His black-brown, curly mane waving behind him as he streaked across the meadow towards Firesong.
Upon seeing him, Firesong ran to meet him. They slammed into eachother rolling to the ground in a blur of silver and red.
Silvercrest’s sire, Vaporfire, is a red roan steed with wings as silver as his sons. He is Firesongs sire, Dustwing’s lead captain. Basically his left wing steed.
Dustwing had sent Vaporfire on a journey to Snow herd to talk to the lead Mare and over-stallion, Pebblecloud and Windwing about a potential alliance. Vaporfire decided to take his well excelled weanling and mate with him. Along with a couple other captains. Firesong knew they were schecualed to return today, but she had no clue that she would feel this ecstatic about his return.
Silvercrest turned over so he was facing Friesong and smiled broadly as the patrole squad swooped out of sight.
“So?” Firesong asked, “What happened? Did Windwing agree to my sires proposal of alliegence?”
Silvercrest shook his head, “My sire wouldn’t tell me much, but he did say that neither Pebblecloud or Windwing seemed eager to team up with us.”
Firesong looked towards where she knew here sire would be meeting up with his top people and hearing the news shortly. “My sire will not be very pleased with that.” She stated looking back at Silvercrest. “ Desert herd and Jungle herd joined forces with eachother. Mountain herd reached out to Snow herd. My sire is hoping to reach Snow herd first.”
Silvercrest stood to his feet looking around the grazing grounds at the other weanlings and dams around. Firesong’s mother was of course with Dustwing as she had been for almost everyday since she was weaned. Firesong normally spent the mornings with Silvercrest and his dam, but over the last few weeks, she had spent the majority of her time with the Medicine Mare, Lightroot.
Lightroot loved telling of her time before Firesong was born. She had been with Snow herd for a bit due to request from Windwing when his herd, including his medicine mare fell ill from an illness that threatened to wipe them out.
This was why Dustwing was so sure that he would accept his proposal.
“The Black foal was spotted again,” Silvercrest blurted out after determining that they were out of earshot of the others.
Firesong’s eyes snapped up to his as she scrambled quickly to her feet. “Really?” She asked excitedly, “Where?”
“At the edges of Desert herd territory.” Slivercrest said repositioning his silver wings at his sides,
Firesong stretched out her fire-feathered wings catching Silvercrest attention “no wonder they are scurrying around like field mice. They are scared he is planning something,”
Silvercrest’s eyes shot back to firesongs face, “But why?” He asked, “The black foal Dusksand left on his own accord after he received his starfire. Desert herd was his guardian herd. Weren’t they?”
Firesong scrunched up her face as she fought for the answer, “Yes, I believe they were.” She glanced around, “why did he leave his herd again?”
“My sire said that he only possessed silver starfire.” Silvercrest said walking across the meadow toward the small pond a little ways off following Firesong, “Dusksand feared he would hurt them and left the herd for a safer place for him.”
Firesong stopped at the edge of the pond and asked before she bent down to drink, “He left when he was a yearling?
“According to my sire, yes.” Silvercrest said watching her as she gulped the clear, cool liquid.
Firesong straightened up and looked over her shoulder at Silvercrest, “Wasn’t he afraid?” She paused for a second before adding quickly, “To leave on his own, I meant.”
Silvercrest shook his head, “He was accompanied by his dam and sire.”
Firesong watched a few pegasi take off from across the pond, “I thought he didn’t want to hurt anyone?”
Silvercrest tilted his head slightly, “Haven’t you ever questioned your sire about any of this? The black foal leaving is still talked about, even now! Ten years later!”
Firsong raised an eyebrow at her friend, “You make it sound ten years is a long time.”
Silvercrest gazed up at the sky as the other weanlings chased eachother through it, “It was before our time,” He said
Firesong scoffed, “Everything was before our time!”
Slivercrest smirked, “Not everything, I was just at the attempted alliance making of Sun herd and Snow Herd!” He puffed out his chest and stood like Dustwing when he was addressing the herd.
Firesong rolled her eyes and bumped him with her flank as she passed, causing him to fall off balance and stumble before he caught himself and smirked as Firesong took of into the air. Silvercrest flipped his mane and took off after her.
Firesong: Filly born to Over-Stallion and Lead Mare of Sun herd. A palomino filly with four white socks, a blaze and wings of fire.
Dustwing: Over-Stallion of Sun herd. A Palomino stallion with blood-red wings tipped with orange.
Wispcloud: Lead Mare of Sun herd. A white mare with yellow wings tipped with purple.
Lightroot: Medicine Mare of Sun herd. Bay coated mare with light blue wings tipped in white.
Silvercrest: Firsong's best friend. A Dark, chocolate, brown colt with a star on his forehead and a single whit sock on his front, left, leg. His wings are a shiny silver with tips of black. He has black-brown, curly mane.
Vaporfire: Lead captain of Sun herd. Silvercrest's Sire. A red roan steed with Silver Wings.
Windwing: Over-Stallion of Snow herd. Sliver Stallion with deep blue and purple wings.
Pebblecloud: Lead Mare of Snow Herd. White mare with black mane and lilac wings
Dusksand: Guardian herd was Desert herd. Black Stallion with white snip.