The next morning you are brought to wakefulness by a brilliant light shining through the window. The sun has only just barely peeked over the horizon, and you feel completely refreshed. The wonders of a good nights sleep. You roll out of bed, and take a look at yourself in the mirror in the room, and are amazed at how disheveled you look. You give your head a quick shake, hoping to settle your hair, but to no avail. You give a quick sigh, before deciding that a bath will be a necessity.
You head into the hallway, and across, to where Twilight indicated a bathroom last night. You fill the tub with some water, and wait for it to fill up, checking the temperature occasionally to keep it at a comfortable level. About twenty minutes later you emerge from the bathroom clean, and refreshed.
You pop back into your room, quickly, to make sure that your hair looks good, and that you had taken care of everything in the room. You find a bag sitting on the bed, along with an attached note. You sit down next to the bag, grab the note, and start reading.
I realized last night that you are probably a bit concerned about finding a job, and getting a house of your own, so I made a few quick arrangements with the mayor in regards to that. Once you learn how to fly I’ve gotten you on the weather team. This will hopefully be to your liking. As for a place to stay, I purchased for you a small house just a few minutes away from the library. Just stop by the mayor’s office, and let her know that I sent you. She’ll understand.
I wish you the best of luck in your adventures with my most faithful student and her friends. The attached bag contains some bits so that you aren’t totally without funds of your own. It should last you for a while, unless you spend it frivolously.
P.S. I admire how you handled that situation last night. Very well done indeed.
You look inside the bag, and find it full of bits. By your estimation there are at lest a few hundred coins in there. You tuck the bag into the desk in the room, before you venture out into the main room of the library, where you find both Spike and Twilight already at work.
Spike looks over, and gives a quick wave, before he returns to the books he’s shelving. You approach Twilight, and she turns to face you.
“Good morning Twilight. I see you’re up early.”
“Oh no. We’re always up around this time. Lets us catch up on the reorganization that we don’t get to the day before. So, do you have any ideas as to where you’re going to go for a job?”
“Actually, I got a letter from the Princess in regards to that. Apparently she pulled some strings to get me a job on the weather team once I learn how to fly. And to make it even better she got me a house! I’m really excited about that part.” At that last part you notice Twilight looks down a bit, before continuing to smile. Clearly she’s happy for you, but upset that you’re already going to be moving out. You decide to nip this in the flank before it gets too far. “Don’t be sad Twi, I’ll still hang out with you, and the others. I just don’t want to feel like I’m imposing on you, or any of the others. If you like I can still swing by every morning, just to say hello.”
She gives a light chuckle at that last bit, before she speaks. “That’s not necessary. I’m happy that you already have all of that taken care of so soon. I don’t have that much to take care of, so maybe we could get your flying lessons in a bit earlier?”
“Sure, that’d be great. I can go talk to the mayor, and, if you don’t mind, you could swing by Rainbow Dash’s house, and let her know that I’ll be available sooner.”
She gives a quick nod, and a mock salute. “I’ll get right on it!” You both give a quick laugh at that. You trot over to the door, before holding it open for Twilight, who blushes a bit, and then heads through.
“Spike,” she calls out, “I’ll be spending some time with the others, so you’re in charge of the library. It’s a hefty responsibility, but I know that my number one assistant can take care of this.” Spike jumps up at this, and quickly responds.
“Of course, Twilight. You can count on me!”
You give Spike a quick wave, before heading through the door and closing it behind you.
Twilight gives you directions to the mayor’s office, before she heads off to go and get the others to start your flying lessons. You follow the directions Twilight gave you, until you find yourself at a round building with quite a few pillars, and windows around it. You head up to the front door, and let yourself in.