"Again!" Yelled Concorus at a white colt with a short blade sword in his mouth.
"I'm trying," muffled the Pegasus through the sword in his mouth, "I'm no good with a sword, let me switch back to the chain whip, please."
"Fine," sighed Concorus, "But when somepony challenges you to the throne you have to be ready to defend yourself and this families honor Gizmo."
"And I will," said Gizmo as he spat the sword out of his mouth, "But I'll do it with a chain whip." Gizmo picked up the stainless steel, silver embroiled handle and flew into the air whipping the tip of the chain in the air and crushing all three targets in one swing of the chain and landed back on the ground with the tip of the chain whip falling heavily beside him. "Guess were done for today," smirked Gizmo.
"Fine but you know you're not allowed to leave the castle," sighed Concorus.
"Yes Father, I'll obey father, I know the outside is scary father," replied Gizmo sarcastically.
"Don't use that tone with me, yes outside is scary you could get mugged or kidnapped..." stated Concorus
"Dad, I'm 22," whined Gizmo, "Can't I just take a peek outside."
"No, and that's final," stated Concorus.
"Fine," sighed Gizmo with mischievous intentions already brewing in his mind, "I'll be in my room if you need me."
Gizmo was at his work bench, blue prints in hand he did have a bunch of tools as a cutie mark for a reason he just hoped he had enough rope to shoot the zip line to the next castle pillar. he couldn't fly or else the automated air defense system he set up would send him crashing into the ground so this was his only chance. He was determined to find out what that clearing was out there beyond the fields. Finally done with attaching the rope to his arrow and fixing him self a handle to slide down the line and aimed for the banks tall air vent and hit exactly where he aimed. "Well what do you know those long range weapon training weren't a complete waste of time." He slid down the line and fell into a cabbage stand. Flipping the stand over, he jumped out and ran as fast as he could, dodging the cabbages being hurtled at him by the stand owner. As he ran he noticed how truly bad people in the city had it and realized he had been pampered all his life and how much these people really had.
Gizmo Got to the outer wall with little complication beside lying through his teeth and hiding from higher officials that might recognize him. But now he had a 57 foot high wall that was 3 feet deep and riddled with guards in it he could fly but get risked being spotted it would take 3 millennium to dig under the wall and he didn't have the ability to smash 3 feet of concrete with his head. Which meant he would have to talk the 4 Unicorns into opening the gates. "Well I got this far, what could be the worst that could happen?" sighed Gizmo.
"Halt, who goes there," Said a dark blue Unicorn. He wore the same imperial white robes but with yellow lining along with the rest of them which symbolized they were gate keepers and were more importantly, the only thing between him and the outside world.
"Me, Prince Gizmo." stated Gizmo. He hated having to revile the fact he was royalty but he had to get through those gates.
"State your business in leaving the kingdom," said the dark blue Unicorn again.
"Checking the farms," said Gizmo. He could tell they were confused and he put his brain to work. "You see... ah, you see since I'm getting older my father wants to make sure that I have the proper responsibility to take the throne when he's gone and what's a better test than making me check on subjects outside of the kingdom."
It seemed to satisfy them until the dark blue Unicorn spoke up, "He wants you to go alone?"
The color drained from Gizmo's face. "Uh... you see..." his lie was sputtering. "This is a test so he wanted to see how good I am." It was the worst lie he every told but they bought it and opened the gates. He was off to the Valley know as Ponyville.
(I'm sorry these are so small but I truly have no idea what I'm doing and I suck at writing, please give constructive criticism)