"Pegasi of Snow Herd!" said Icewing addressing the whole herd, "It has been over a day since the fire drove us out of our grazing lands."
Icewing paused, letting that sink in. "I have been in conference with my captains. We have been disguising what our next move should be." continued Icewing, "We are in complete agreement that Snow Herd must migrate as soon as possible, so all foals must be weaned today. Also Coldfire will be leading a scouting patrol to look for dangers on the migration route they, will be leaving as soon as Coldfire has assembled them."
With that the herd began to disperse, Patchfeather and Dragonfrost went looking for Smokemoon and Pebblefrost.
Pebblefrost had appeared to have just woken up and headed towards Sunnyglow to get breakfast. But when Pebblefrost reached her dam, Sunnyglow swatted her filly away with her tail.
"Momma, I hungry." bleated Pebblefrost.
Sunnyglow turned and looked sadly at her filly, "I'm sorry dear one, but Snow Herd can't migrate with nursing foals."
Pebblefrost walked away from her mother sadly, Dragonfrost nuzzled her sympathetically, "Look on the bright side Pebblefrost," he said, "Now you can fly above the trees, like me, Patchfeather, and Smokemoon."
"I can?" asked Pebblefrost, suddenly excided.
"Shure you can." said Patchfeather.
Dragonfrost looked at Patchfeather, she rolled her eyes, she knew exactly what he wanted her to say. Patchfeather looked down at Pebblefrost, "Why don't I take you up above the trees and show you how to do cool tricks wile flying?"
Dragonfrost mouthed the word "I owe you"
"Really?" squeaked Pebblefrost,
"Yeah, come on." said Patchfeather, she flapped her large white wings.
When Patchfeather was above tree line, she looked back to see Pebblefrost flapping her tiny purple wings trying to keep up.
"You fly to fast." said Pebblefrost.
"Sorry." said Patchfeather.
Patchfeather was one of the fastest pegasi in Snow Herd. Pebblefrost wasn't the first pegasus to complain about Patchfeather flying to fast. On Patchfeather's first day of flight school, the instructor had all his students to race, Patchfeather had taken an early lead and finished the race five minuets be for anyone else.
"Umm...Patchfeather?" asked Pebblefrost.
Patchfeather was pulled back into reality, "Sorry, how bout I show you how dive?"
"That sounds cool, what is it?"
Patchfeather was about to show her when she saw Coldfire flying towards her. Patchfeather froze was she doing something wrong? But when Coldfire reached her he didn't seem mad, "Patchfeather, you are coming on the scouting patrol."
Patchfeather stared at him in shock, "Really?"
"Yes, we need fast flyers so if there's danger we can get word to Icewing." answered Coldfire coldly.
Patchfeather couldn't believe her ears, she had just started battle mare training before the bear attack, and after words Patchfeather had only gone a few days here and there.
"When do we leave?" asked Patchfeather, trying no to sound like an excided foal.
"Right after we are briefed by Icewing." said Coldfire