Aurora: The End of Beginnings.

by WinterLune

Chapter 4 - If the moon could cry

Aurora: The End of Beginnings.
Chapter 4
If the moon could cry

Sleep didn’t come easy, I had awoken several times before deciding it best to look around before trying again. That and having a strange feeling in my gut wasn’t helping matters so I decided to go outside thinking some fresh air would help so I picked up my bag and went outside.

It was almost midnight from what I could tell from looking out a nearby window, the moon being the shining symbol of night’s arrival.

I found a bench in the yard then proceeded to look at the moon in the night sky. The moon was a shining example of sadness or that’s at least what it felt like to me. It was a cold, dark, and sad place; I could only imagine what Luna was felling like on her time in such a lonely place. Luna had been on the moon for a thousand years from what the almanac told me. A cruel jail if you ask me. But what more could have been done to save her at the time?

I looked back to the road in front of me, still lost in thought; I hadn’t noticed the pony walking up the road. I wondered what she was doing now being that her time on the moon had ended. She had a new life to live, a time to become reacquainted with, as well as being with her elder sister Celestia. She had a lot to look forward as well, though that was for her to know.

I thought of a question and spoke it aloud, “If the moon could cry, who would understand its sorrow?”

“Not many I’m afraid.” A voice answered; I wasn’t expecting a reply.

I looked out in front of myself to see none other than Princess Luna herself; yet another thing I wasn’t expecting. “Luna?” I said to myself, more so asking if she was really in front of me; she nodded. I found myself crying and hugging her leg before I could stop myself.

Luna gave me a knowing look and hugged me back, “The moon cries for the ponies it longs for.” She said after a while; from the sound of her voice I think she may have been crying a little as well.

A few moments after we where both sitting on the bench looking up at the moon together, both wondering the same thing, “What was she doing out here so late at night?”

Luna must have found her answer because she was looking at me with a grin on her face. “Couldn’t sleep?” she said, though it sounded more like a statement. I gave a short nod then asked after a moment of thought, “Taking a midnight walk?” Luna gave a nod.

After a short moment I took notice that she was wearing something, “What are you wearing?” I said after a moment of looking at it.

“This old thing?” Luna sated while gesturing, “Just a sweater my sister gave me a long time ago; keeps the cold out at least.” She blows out a puff of fog to make her point.

The cold, I had almost forgotten about it; unfortunately remembering made me start shivering a little. Luna gave me a look of notice and used her magic to take her sweater off, “A little large for her, but I’ll see what I can do about it” she said under her breath.

The sweater was suddenly ripped apart and reformed into a smaller sweater with a hood; a blanket was also made with the spare material. She gave me the sweater with a smile, “Here, you looked like you could use one. Though, it may need a little tailoring for your wings.” I accepted and put it on; it was still warm.

“What about you?” I asked.

“I should be fine, I’m the princess of the night after all.” She said with a grin, “I have spares at home anyway.” Luna looked up to the moon for a moment then back to me and added, “I should be going, the moon doesn’t move itself after all.” She paused for a moment, “Hm, I never got your name.” she said shortly after.

“Aurora Hooves” I said with a smile.

“Princess Luna-“she paused for a moment and looked around for some reason then added, “Though you can just call me Luna.” She said as she got up from the bench. “May we meet again some time.” She added as she took to the skies.

I sat outside for a little while to make a short sketch of me and Luna together, though I eventually went back inside and fell into a sound sleep on the couch with the blanket over me, still wearing the sweater Luna gave me.