The sun dissapeared behind the mountains, a light glow brightened the land when the moon rose. All was quiet, too quiet. The castle seemed to shimmer in the moonlight, the light seemed to stretch to a castle window. Katy stepped outside onto her balconey, the cool night air gently tossed her hair, and Katy stood straight embracing the wind. Katy had been locked up in her room for over a week now. Thunderbolt made strict instructions that Katy couldn't leave her room. The recent delema seemed to still linger in his mind, he remained protective. Katy only had her balconey to embrace natures beauty, she missed riding Lilac into the forest, the sun pelting onto her back, and the wind calling her name. Katy sighed, why did this all have to happen to her. All Katy ever wanted was to meet a special boy, get married, have kids, live life to the fullest. Not get attacted, and get told around from your fiance. Katy wanted her freedom so badly, she almost jumped from the balconey. "Wait I know" Katy thought. She ran to her door, Katy tossed it open and ran for Thunderbolts quiet studys. Katy burst through his door. "Thunderbolt" Thunderbolt jumped, he ran to Katy and hugged her gently. "My love, is everything alright?". Katy smiled "I'm fine, I just wanted to ask you a favor". Thunderbolt raised and eyebrow. "What kind of favor". "Well . . ." Katy mumbled. "I want to go outside". "OUTSIDE" "NO DARLING, I WILL NOT HAVE YOU RUNNING AROUND AND GET HURT" Thunderbolt yelled. Katy placed her finger on his lips. She battered her eyelashes, and curved her body into Thunderbolts chest. "Pretty please, I promise I won't go far". Thunderbolt gulped "Ah . . . er . . um, well as long as you stay in the castle grounds". Katy kissed Thunderbolt passionatly. "Thank you, my love". Katy rushed out of Thunderbolts study, and ran to Sam's room. Thunderbolt shook his head, and steadied himself. "Wow, I really have to learn how to ignore that".
Katy screeched to a halt infront of Sam's room, she started banging on it, nonstop. Sam opened the door, all groggy and cranky" "What do you want?". Katy made a hero pose. "Were going on an adventure". Sam looked at her and down at their clothes. "In our Pjs". Katy smiled "Yes in our Pjs". Sam just stared at Katy, then slammed the door. Katy leaned against the door, "Come on Sam, please". Sam's tired and drenched face poked from the door. "Katy, you know I love adventures, but its 11:00 pm, let me sleep". Sam closed the door, and went back to bed. Katy smiled, "Ok I'll bring you back something" Katy skipped down the staires and went out to the stables, Katy noticed that Lilac was plum tuckered out, and didn't want to disturb her. Katy turned only to hear a happy neigh. Katy faced Lilac to see the mare stand and put her head over the bars to Katy. Katy smiled gently, "Lilly, arn't you tired" Lilac nickered and shook her head. Katy laughed, "Ok then, lets go". Katy opened Lilacs stall doors and put her halter on the mare. Katy lead Lilac out into the pasture, and let her loose. Katy watched the mare join her pony friends. Katy smiled, then frowned.
So many things had happen the last couple monthes, Katy's head a target, the mutation, now soon Katy would give birth to Thunderbolt's children. Everything was moving so fast, and Katy was just a little girl is this massive world. Katy only wanted to live a normal life, not a princesses life. Katy sighed and walked toward the small herd, if only she were a pony. Life would be so much easier, just be a pony. Katy stopped infront of the herd and watched their movements, Lilac came trotting over to Katy, she nuzzled Katys pockets for treats. Katy laughed "You are so smart" Katy pulled out a apple and fed the treat to Lilac, Lilac gobbled the treat, and searched for more. Katy frowned "Sorry girl, no more". Lilac saw distress in her humans eyes, Lilac leaned against the fence, Katy looked puzzled. "Do you want me to ride you, bareback?" Lilac tossed her head and nickered a "Yes". Katy mounted Lilac and was a little unstable. Lilac walked on gently, making sure Katy was stable. Katy smiled and postitioned herself. Lilac neighed facing the forest, "Sorry girl" Katy muttered. "I'm not allowed". Lilac neighed calling Lightning, the palemino came cantering up to them. He nickered and rubbbed noses with Lilac, the two were good friends. Lilac began neighing to Lighning, Lightning neighed in approval. He jumped the fence and went galloping into the castle. Katy looked horrified. "No . . .". Lilac began galloping around the feild, keeping Katy from dismounting. Katy looked around desperatly, "Lilac, what are you doing". Lilac ignored Katy, and kept galloping. Katy didn't know what to do.
To be continued . . .