Starshine couldn't help but notice how lovely the day was, despite the depression surrounding the current situations. She knew that their beloved princess had to be found, but how could she not notice the brilliant sun sparkled off of the crystal blue water in the wash. It was a little more full than usual, winter having just ended a few days prior. Birds were singing and grass was beginning to grow closer to the waters edge. The farms were just beginning to bloom again as well, standing out against the dusty surroudings. It was around this time of day that she could normally be found in her small shop 'Starshine Gems' where she polished the rare and beautiful gems that the miners found. Sometimes she could find something special to do with them, and others they needed nothing more than a little polishing. She loved her work, being able to lend her hooves to improve the beauty of her surroundings, it was one of her favorite things to do. She could see the dark outline of the Stallion standing watch over the entrance to a good majority of the mining caves. It was only a few short weeks ago that the mines were full of miners looking for gems, the stallion that stood guard to keep ponies out had been in charge of preventing avalanches from burrying everypony.
She heaved a sigh as she turned back towards the tiny town, there were only a few ponies left after fear scared a good majority away, but perhaps she could find a place to get some lunch. Her stomach grumbled slightly reminding her of her hunger causing her to speed it up a bit. There wasn't much luck, there had been two places to find food here besides the surrounding farms and it seemed that the lack of business had been enough to drive them away as well. "Oh, we were doing so well too" she said softly to herself, talking about how their tiny new town had been on it's way to thriving, it was sad to see it hurting like this.
(not my best, but we're just starting so I'll warm up into better posts)