"NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" Morningleaf screamed. Her eyes fluttered open, and she jolted upright. It was dark. Where was she? She looked around. She was with Star and the rest of her friends, including Brackentail sleeping next to her. She looked at the sky. The full moon was in the middle of the huge, black roan pasture. She inhaled and exhaled deeply. She slowly turned herself over and checked Star's head. He was fine. Suddenly, everything blurred. It took Morningleaf a moment to realize that she was crying. Then, pain. Horrible pain. It pinned her down to the ground, making her double up and wheeze. Pain. Cold, piercing pain in her belly. Her mind raced in fear as understanding slammed her from behind with such force she was sent sprawling forwards: she was pregnant and was about to have a foal. The push that the understanding had given her had also given her a head start to rush over where Sweetroot was. "Whoah! Whats wrong?" Sweetroot asked. Morningleaf breathlessly informed her about what was happening. Sweetroot's face paled. "Follow me," she said as she ran into a thicket. Morningleaf galloped after her, struggling to keep up and in pain. A few hours later, the sun began to rise. Streaks of pink, orange, and yellow exploded from the blazing circle that was surfacing from the ground. "STAR!!" Sweetroot shook Star. He jolted awake. "What is it? What's wrong?!" He asked, fear clutching his gut. When he saw Sweetroot's expression, which was happiness, he stopped pacing, his mind stopped racing, and his mind slammed into focus as she spoke these words: "Come meet your new filly, Star. She's with Morningleaf."
The Storm Herd left Rahkki and the 5th clan and went to the place Redfire found. Echofrost felt like a half without Rahkki but she knew this day had to come. It has been a year since the Storm Herd left the landwalkers and started a new life. One night Echofrost felt sad because she had a flash back of Rahkki and how he saved her and how she saved him. " Are you thinking about him again?" asked Hazelwind. " Yeah but were free now. Free together." She nuzzeled him and went to go talk with Dewberry and her foals. I want to make her happy but we cant go to the landwalkers. The next morning, Hazelwind went up to Echofrost and said "maybe we can pay your boy a visit. Soon because of the foal coming." " Yeah. What should the name be" " We cant discuss it right now but maybe after the baby is born." " Your right Hazelwind." Dewberry trotted up with Shysong and told Echofrost to join them. " Coming. Sorry Hazelwind. I have to go." Echofrost trotted to Dewberry and Shysong and they started talking about the upcoming foal. Dewberry went up and put her wing up to Echofrost stomach and felt where the foal is. " Its getting closer. It should be due by next month by the most." " This is exciting that you and Hazelwind are going to be parents." said Shysong. " Yeah but im nervous." " Why are you nervous Echofrost. You should be happy that you are starting your own family. You should be happier that you still have Hazelwind. Your stallion didn't die on you when you first got pregnant." " Your right. Thanks Dewberry." "Anytime Echofrost. Here eat these. IT should help with the pains." Dewberry handed Echofrost some roots to handle the pains she was getting. " Hazelwind said that i can visit Rahkki and Feylah soon. After the foal has come and grown to be a weanling." " Thats great! Maybe I can visit I'Lenna some day. I miss her a little bit." said Shysong. The mares trotted happily back to the Storm herd and Echofrost went to talk to Hazelwind. " Arn't they cute together?" asked Shysong looking at Echofrost and Hazelwind. " Yeah they are. Both strong so their foal could be a spy or a battle mare." said Dewberry. " How do you know its a mare?" asked Shysong. " Echofrost is in her last month with her and her belly isnt as large as a mare with a boy inside. Mares are facing the right side of the stomach and males are facing the left side. I didn't want to tell her about it yet because their still picking out names for her." " Thats sweet that is is going to be a girl. No one in the herd knows what names they are picking. I can't wait to see what names they have chosen." A few weeks later, Echofrost was three days from due date and she was having pains ever so often. The day the baby is due, The Stallions are with Hazelwind by the lake and telling him its going to be ok. With Echofrost and Dewberry, they successfully delivered the foal. " Hazelwind. You can come now." Said Dewberry. Hazelwind trotted to Dewberry and entered the woods where Echofrost layed.The foal was awake and Echofrost was cleaning it off. " Hazelwind. Come here and meet her." Hazelwind hope rose and he touched the fillies nose with his. She played with his mane and they were both filled with joy. A minute later, they left the woods with the baby and they made the announcement. " The foal is a girl and we are naming her........."