As Hungry, Scarlet, and Meen begin their trek to the Shadow King's castle, Hungry notices that Scarlet is carrying a bag full of Moon Flowers. "Are the flowers for the Nytemares?" he asks.
"Yes, they eat them as fast as I can pick them. Never seen anything eat Moon Flowers so much - other than now yourself," replies Scarlet. "You really don't feel sleepy?"
"I don't feel sleepy, but I am getting hungry again," answers Hungry. Scarlet just shakes his head as they continue to the castle.
"I take care of the Nytemares. Clean the stables, feed them, and fix their shoes," Scarlet tells the young Dragon.
"Nytemares wear shoes?" Hungry asks with a small amount of skepticism. "No one has ever mentioned that."
Scarlet only chuckles and tells him that he will see shortly.
Upon their arrival at the stables, Hunter, the King of the Shadow's Realm, is waiting for them. "He always seems to know what is going on" whispers Meen to Hungry.
"Meen," the Shadow King states, "I have need of your services. I have a special message that only you can deliver."
Turning to Scarlet the King continues, "Scarlet, and I will need two Nytemares."
"The Nytemares are the King's messengers. They can travel far and fast. They deliver messages to whomever the King wishes. Whether they are awake or asleep or even want the message", Scarlet mumbles. Looking to make sure that the King is not close enough to hear, Scarlet continues in a quieter voice, "and I include a touch of hope with each one. Every message delivered, no matter how good or bad, always needs to include a ray of hope."
The King, finished with Meen, approaches and gives Scarlet a message for the first Nytemare to deliver. Scarlet tells Hungry as he leaves with the Nytemare. "I will be back young Dragon after I assist this Nytemare in preparing to leave."
"Why did you ask for two Nytemares, if you only have a message for one?" Hungry asks the King.
"This one is for you Hungry," he replies.
Startled and confused, the Dragon only stares at the King not knowing what to say or do. "Ummm... I don't understand."
"I am sure we can make some arrangements. Scarlet will prepare you and this Nytemare for the journey. We will meet again young Dragon."