The morning was still and crisp, soft leaves underhoof that folded like butter beneath her hooves. The sun was rising and with it rose the herd, wondrous in the early light and the astrologist slept on, as was their wont. Moonwind had consulted the wisest elders among their herd, talking to the mothers of many a foal and seeking the advice she needed now most of all. The mid-summer season approached and her foals would be born then, released from the protective nooks of her womb and into the wide world that they would flourish in. She had resolved to journey to the ancient ancestral tree of their herd, the place of life and generations, the place she herself had been born and her mother before her, the same as the mothers before them. Their herd had used this forest for many years, hiding from the outside world in isolated clumps and herds, each living a life of peace and wisdom. The wise woman had agreed to provide the safe herbs they would need and the sacred herb woods, to burn as she laboured. Trotting softly through the small crowd, she soon found her beloved partner, Sunblaze as he observed the sky and she came beside him, laying a hand on his arm. "I have consulted the wise elders and they told us to leave within the day, for I am due any day now. Silverhoof is preparing a bag of all we will need to take..." With a hand pressed to her forehead, she groaned at the sudden onset of a stress headache. "I am so eager to get our little ones into this world though..." She smiled at that thought, to see her colts or her fillies... Or perhaps one of both? The thoughts filled her with an endless joy.