Earth And Sky - Part 6Part 6 - Arrivals
As the group of mares and their accompanying dragon made their way across the broad, cobblestone expanse of the town square, they began to take note of a steady stream of ponies converging on Sugarcube Corner with looks of excitement on their faces. The majority seemed to be fillies and colts.
Twilight cocked a curious eyebrow. "Huh. Looks like a party. I wonder what the occasion is."
Spike flared his wings expectantly and licked his lips. "Maybe they're giving away free samples."
Apple Bloom shook her head. "That ain't likely. Sugarcube Corner hasn't done a giveaway in a long time. Not since ol' A.J. "helped" with the..." She fell silent as her elder sister shot her a glare.
Applejack let out a snort of annoyance, then pursed her lips thoughtfully as they approached the milling herd of ponies surrounding the sweet shop. "A party ain't too likely either, seein' as they're short hoofed with Pinkie bein' set t' have her foal any day now."
At this Rarity chimed in. "Well
Dog Star: Prologue Pale moonlight cast a sickly pallor over the endless stretch of snowy forest, and the air was so cold that it felt as if the stars themselves would freeze and fall from the sky. The chill northern wind whipped through the treetops, moaning like a lost soul. Bare, skeletal trees bowed sadly beneath a mantle of ice and snow. If there were a place and time on earth completely devoid of any light or life, this would have been it.Dog Star: Prologue in Scraps More Like This
Yet even in the bitter and unforgiving darkness of the northern winter night, life stirred, noble and defiant. A lean and hungry creature leaped through the undergrowth. Despite the fact that her pelt was almost as dusky as the night sky, her golden eyes blazed with the intensity of the absent sun. Snow flew in her wake, and the brittle, leafless branches snapped as she hurtled through them. She was not concerned with silence. The she-wolf Shade was hunting not for prey but for the favour of the gods.