He glanced at Iden and watched carefully. He blinked, mildly surprised by her words and how she demanded the attention from others, holding their gaze in her unique eyes. He smiled and nodded, “Yes, Iden is right. No more hiding. No more heartfelt speeches. Now is the time for action. We’re a herd, so let’s start acting together. Pegasi are built for war and Star foals are no exception.” He added then opened his blood red wings and arched his muscular neck.
She stepped down and rattled her winds with excitement. Her eyes wandered back to her wings realizing how she looked like a skinny, inexperienced warrior, but a warrior none the less. Her muscles were tensed and her hooves pointed. Her neck was arched in a powerful energetic way, known only to those looking for war. She sighed, "Of course, lets not get ahead of ourselves. Always avoid battle when possible, look for the good in everyone. But I have a feeling this battle isn't avoidable."
She nodded at Jigun to continue talking, and turned to look at Marlcloud, waiting for her input. The strong mare had only ever wanted what was best for the foals, and her wise words were always worth at least hearing.
Marlcloud glared at them all. ”You all are so confient in yourselves, and that is not a good thing,” she muttered. Then, louder, she announced, ”The plan is for you all to learn how to fight, yes? Then you all will stay here and learn to fight, while I shall go and rescue my daughter.”
Marlcloud glared deeply at them, daring any of them to object and face the consequences.
Caita has been captured by Brokenfire and the ’gang’. Shadow Herd is discussing this, and the star foals want to learn how to fight while Marlcloud objects to this.
(Nightmist made a new part)
He came fluttering over and stood next to Anblick. "Hi Bubba!"
"I just didn't think..." She whispered. "I didn't think you would want to."
Silren sauntered over, similar confidence to Jigun about her. "Hello! I'm Silren," she snorted, glancing at Jigun with a prude smile.
Bakari zipped back into his own body, faltering in manner. He then regained his composure, and nodded to the other star foals.
Seaglade gently helped her up. "Easy, Vida. Yes, I will. Why wouldn't I?" He snorted, grinning.
( XD Hey cousin!!!! )
(That moment when you appear out of nowhere)
She leaped to her feet. "The foals! Seaglade.... will you help me. I still cant see well so will you lead me to them? I want to say hello."
He smiled sheepishly in greeting, still to shy and nervous around strangers to actually give them a warmer welcome.
He puffed out his chest and strode towards the 3 newcomers, his neck arched confidently. “Greetings. I’m Jigun. Welcome to Shadow herd, where the foals are dramatic and the ships are sailing.”
He teased humorously, winking flirtatiously at Iden. ”Everything we have is yours and let me know if you need help with anything.“
Hugur looked up from where he was grazing to see three knew star foals. He didn't say anything, but he did study the three. He wondered if he could become friends with any of them, though he was too nervous to go and introduce himself so he just went back to grazing.
(Everyone my sister Sunlight is back and so she will be commenting with Sama, Verde and Ailsa soon)
He smiled gently as he followed Silren's gaze, "Ah, the usual. Thea leaves to do what she does. Bakari tries to get her to stay, but doesn't know how to say it. Thea's sad. Bakari's sad. The end." He said sarcastically and jokingly. "They need therapy, I swear."
"There it is! Welcome to Shadow herd, everyone." She nickered to them and the Interior meadow stretched out in front of them, dotted with bright and unique colored foals.
Thea had noticed Bakari's use of his power to follow her, but she didn't know how to react to it, so she simply angled her wings downward and landed in the grass. Mossroot landed beside her.
"Star foals! Welcome Sama, Verde, and Ailsa to the herd!" She whinnied so they entire herd could hear her as she stepped aside to introduce 3 new star foals.
Bakari shook out his wings, erked. He didn’t enjoy the truth, especially when the truth needed to be acted upon. Another reason why he felt that way was because he didn’t feel the connection to them at all.
Gently, he closed his eyes and let his soul fall into the earth, traveling around half a mile away, zipping through the fibers of the earth. He gently rose into a great oak tree, and spotted Thea.
It was strange, seeing her throughs the eyes of a tree. The tree seemed to chuckle at the young stallion’s feeling for the young mare, and Bakari ignored him as he politely danced closer.
He saw three star foals, and felt slight guilt at his wrong assumptions. He couldn’t hear what they were saying- trees don’t have ears, yet have eyes -and they then flew off. Quickly, in a panic to catch them, he gently exused himself from the tree and shot back into the earth.
Seaglade’s eyes widened, and he then looked away in shame that he hadn’t been perceptive enough to understand that star foals could sense other star foals.
Silren looked at Anblick, a question in her eyes, and then at Bakari’s drooping form. ”What happened this time?” she said with a wry smile.
She followed silently tears filling her eyes.
(I like the contrast between them XDD)
She stepped back and shrugged, "Alrighty, then. Follow us."
Mossroot opened her wings and leapt into the sky with a small grunt, followed by Thea who was more graceful and swift.
Mossroot glanced over her shoulder and smiled again. "Right this way, foals!" She called, then the five of them set off back towards Shadow herd.
(Sama is whiny and annoying. Verde is the leader of the three and Ailsa is angry, depressed and hurt)
"Nope." He said looking at Ailsa who hadn't spoken once to the mare.
"Lets go!" She whined
She grinned, as she memorized each foal and either names. "Yes! There is plenty of food back in the meadow. If you would like to follow us, we will bring you to our herd."
Thea nodded in agreement, then took another step towards them. "I ask again, I'm the healer, so if any of you are physically in pain, just let me know and I'll happily help."
"Hi! I'm Sama do you have any food?" She asked her voice slightly whiney
"My name is Verde and that." He pointed to Ailsa, "Is my sister Ailsa."
He blinked at Bakari, his expression emotionless. "She knows what she's doing Bakari. While she can be stubborn, Thea cares about Shadow herd. She is the Healer after all and how she decides to use her power is up to her."
He said, then slowly turned to walk back to Silren, but he paused and looked over his shoulder. "I know it's not my place, but you should tell her what you've told me. She cares for you, too, and she'll listen to whatever you have to say."
(THATS MY BOIIIIII!!)
As she caught up to Mossroot, her gut was telling her she'd done the right thing, but her heart was telling her to stop and fly back to Bakari. She trusted her gut, and shoved her feelings deep down. "If he doesn't wanna talk to me, fine." She mumbled to herself, then spotted the new Star foals standing with Kifo, who didn't look happy.
"There! By the big oak tree!" She called to Mossroot before angling her wings downward to land.
Mossroot reached them first and she grinned happily as her hooves touched down. "Hello, foals! I am Mossroot of Shadow herd. We welcome you." Thea touched down next to the mare and smiled warmly, waving her purple wing in greeting.
"Hi. I'm Thea, the healer of Shadow herd. Pleased to meet you. Are any of you injured?" She asked as she took a couple steps closer to the new foals to examine them.