I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Brackentail had just made a pact with our enemy... out of jealousy. He was so hurt that Morningleaf had become Star's mate that he had gone to measures beyond belief to win her back. I took a shuddering, heavy, silent breath. I was on the verge of tears. I was worried. For my mother, and for my father. My mother was in trouble; my father was most likely going to be killed in revenge of killing Riversun's sire, and her mother being squashed by the monument he was building. I was DEFINATELY goung to be killed. Riversun looked at the sky. The sun was surfacing from the earth, and the sky hinted the first streaks of pink and orange. "You must get back, before the United Herd become suspicous," Brackentail and Riversun said together. "Same time, same place tomorrow?" Brackentail grinned. "Yes! Go!" Riversun winnied, before galloping into the sky, away from Brackentail, Stormtail trailing behind her. I held my breath when Brackentail trotted past me. I snuck around behind him and quickly flew to my mother. "Psst," I nudged her with my wing, she was still asleep. She opened her eye. "What I'm about to say will sound crazy, but you will have to believe me," I breathed. My mother nodded, now awake. "Go ahead," she said. "I'm listening." I tensed, inhaled, and blurted out, "Brackentail is meeting with the enemy. I saw him tonight. He's collaborating with Riversun, who turns out to be alive. He's made a pact with her. Because I have the Starfire, I'm Riversun's challenger of Anok. Brackentail's pact was he gave her me and Star so she can kill us both, and she gives him you." I finished. My mother looks at me with wide eyes. Then she bursts out laughing. "Starsong..." she manages to utter. I snort loudly. "Mother! Do you really think I'd lie about an accusation as serious as this?!" I yell. She stops laughing, seeing my point. She nods. "What are we gonna do?" She asks me. "First of all, tell father and don't let it spread. Remember, if Brackentail is a Betrayer again, anyone else can be too. Second of all, they're meeting in the same place tonight, so I can spy on them again. Don't. Tell. Anyone. Got it? Other from father, of course." I said. Mother nodded. "The week shall carry on as usual. You play with your friends, I'll tell Star, you spy on the enemy. Got it?" Mother told me. I nodded. I went over to greet my friends while she woke father up and told him the news. "Hey Pepeleaf," I whispered to my sleeping friend. His soft ear pricked up and he woke up. "Hey, Starsong. Wanna practise your Starfire today?" He asked me. "Sure!" I said. My father told me how to project my shield and how to turn invisible. And how to use the Starfire in general. Today, when Pepeleaf was training with me, I found out how to read other pegasi's hearts. Don't ask me how. I mean, I was just concentrating really hard on trying to use my Starfire for something, anything, when I could suddenly see into Pepeleaf's heart. It was like thoughts, but they were being played like a scene in front of your eyes. I told Pepeleaf that I could read his heart, and it all went downhill from there. I explained how it worked, and he just fell over, his mouth still open. I think his eyes closed before he landed. "Pepeleaf?" I nudged him. He woke up. "Starsong, that's like nothing I've ever heard of before!" He gasped. I blushed. "It's all part if being the Mythicmare," I said. I noticed he had hurt himself from the fall, so I healed his small wing tear. "Woah." Pepeleaf said when I was done. "That experience truly amaxes me. It's like being washed in a golden stream of walm water." He said. I nickered. And the rest of the afternoon went well. When I flew home with Pepeleaf, my father was there, waiting for me. "Starsong," he said. "What, sire?" I asked him. "Does he know?" He gestured to Pepeleaf. "Know what?" Pepeleaf asked. "Nevermind. You two have to see this," then he turned around all galloped off, with us following. When I saw the sight, I nearly fainted.