Ashriver's eyes widened, along with Moonwind's and Windstorm's. She watched as the pegasus walked towards her and her friends. The pegasus was a stallion. He had a dark buckskin coat with a black mane and tail, one white sock, a wide blaze, with gray and blue wings. Ashriver thought he was quite handsome. Moonwind spoke first. "Who are you?" The stallion sighed. "I'm Cloudflame. Im from Sky Herd, to the east a little ways." Ashriver nodded. She knew Sky Herd. So did all of Ocean Herd. Ashriver's sire, Sparkwing, was Sky Herd's lead mare, Breezecloud's, brother. The two herds were close, and never enemies.
Cloudflame continued. "I'm Shadeberry's colt." "Hey! I know you now!" Windstorm suddenly said. "Your my dam's best friend's colt!" Ashriver perked her ears. "Really?" Windstorm nodded. "I remember hearing when you were born." Cloudflame perked his ears. "Are you Windstorm?" Windstorm nodded. Cloudflame's eyes widened. "Didnt we meet each other one time when we were foals?" Windstorm nodded. "I think we did! Werent you born a few days after me?" "I think so." Cloudflame nickered. The two stallioms continued in their conversation. After a bit Moonwind introduced himself to Cloudflame, and the three stallions became friends instantly. Ashriver was surprised. Moonwind and Windstorm were actually getting along! That was unusual.
After the three stallions were done chatting a while, Windstorm introduced Ashriver to Cloudflame. The buckskin stallions eyes widened when he noticed Ashriver. He stared at her for a while until he nickered a hello. Ashriver nickered back and asked him something. "How did you get here?" "I was watching the storm with three other stallions under Flamewing's orders." the stallion replied. "Once I realized this storm was a Water Spark, I sent the two other stallions home to tell the herd. They hopefully told them to get to these same mountains for shelter. I was going to go back, but I thought i would stay a bit longer. But once the storm hit i took shelter here." "I see.." Ashriver said, nodding. Suddenly a bolt of golden lightning struck outside the cave. Cloudflame sighed. "Here comes the golden lightning.." Ashriver snorted. "I really dont like this storm." "Me neither." Cloudflame whispered. "Me neither..."