Luna looked up to see Starling and approached him, smiling, "I can assume that by now you have noticed the new color you are taking on." she said, "In case you missed my earlier explanation to Leafrun and Winter Bell, just after you two left the restaurant and were in the light of the moon, I renewed a spell which was originally active within all ponies from birth, cast by my sister, Princess Celestia. It was called the spell of Inner Harmony, and it was no longer possible for the spell to be born into ponies after the actions of Discord during the Age of Chaos. It governs ponies' colors and whether or not they are capable of getting cutie marks. Within yourself and Leafrun, the spell is active once again. However..." she turned slightly to include everyone else in the conversation, "... I must renew the spell in each pony individually, so it may be many years before all of pony kind is once again colorful and they all have cutie marks."
Twilight nodded to the team captain, smiling as best she could. Her cheeks and eyes were still wet, but she at least felt some sort of closure concerning the two ponies on this team. She nodded to him once again as they went to the door, "I am in love with him." she said, just before she left, "Keep him close." Violet's widower said, looking to her, "But do what you know you have to do, too." he finished. Twilight nodded to him, understanding exactly what his words meant for her, even if he didn't know it. She and Garen left the room, moving on toward the other team's barracks. Twilight prepared herself for another session of heavy feelings.