After he finished playing with Blossomflight and Starsun, he decided to go over and see his mom. He trotted over, head held high. They were still talking, but Grasswing and Star weren't with them. "Hey mother! Quess what I just...." he stopped mid-sentence when he saw his mother staring at him with tears in her eyes. "Greywood... your brother...Greythorn.... he has been captuerd by Mountain herd steeds..." when she said the words, she threw her head up and moaned. When Greywood heard the words, they hit him like she just kicked him. He couldn't breath, he felt light-headed, and he couldn't focus. "Wha... wait.. whaa... what.... why??" he managed to say through gasping breaths. "Rockwing... the leader of Mountain herd... he wanted more land... he wanted Star to step down as leader and for him to rule Anok..." Diamondsky said with a waterfall of tears. Morningleaf tried to comfort her, "Star will get him back." but even she was douptfull. "What will they do to him?" asked Greywood regreting the question. Neither one answered him.. Every one knows what Mountain herd does to colts.. they break their wings and throw them out of the sky... Greywood faught back tears and he galloped away from them. Starsun, who had just heard the news from her father, saw Greywood and flew over his head. "Greywood! I am so sorry!" she said trying to comfort him. Greywood heard her, but he wanted to gallop away.. he wanted to fly away.. to Greythorn, but he stopped because in her voice, she really was sorry and really was trying to help him. She landed and walked up to him. Greywood looked at the ground, trying to fight tears. "Greywood, it's okay to cry.. you need to let out some tears." in response, he collasped and cryed. Starsun layed next to him, and he was glad she was there. He sniffed, and wiped his red, swollen eyes. Diamondsky layed in front of him and pressed her forehead against his. "We will get him back." said Diamondsky and Starsun. They layed together and waited for the sun to go down.
I'm a fan of The Guardian Herd and Riders of the Realm. I also read the Pet Washer, which I thought was adorable. But what happened to The Wishing Star? I so wanted to read that, but I can't find it anywhere. Did it actually get published? If anyone knows anything about the next book in the Pet Washer series, it would be much appreciated! -Tiger