• Published 26th Feb 2015
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Three of Hearts - Anzel

Azurite is a pony relations warrant officer for the Canterlot Palace. It was supposed to be a relaxing change from royal guard duty, but that idea falls apart when her heart is pulled in two different directions... toward a stallion and a mare.

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Hello, my name is Azurite, but I imagine you know that since I’m the only pony who’ll ever read this. I’m not really the sort of pony that writes in a journal but this one is an assignment from my counselor. To be honest I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to write here. The instructions weren’t very detailed and I’m a detail-oriented pony.

Mindful Soul feels that expressing myself through writing will give me clarity on the important events of my day. Unfortunately she couldn’t explain what events are important. To be honest the whole thing feels a little silly. Despite that I have enough respect for her to do it. Celestia knows that she has helped me a lot this past year. Plus she made it sound like an order and I try to follow orders.

Orders are important to guards like me. I’ve been a guard for about two years now and don’t usually mind sticking to them and the regulations. Sometimes that stuff gets in the way but they’re there to protect us. Sort of like the order that requires all city guards to work with a partner. That is a good order but it certainly leads to some complications.

The most important event I can really think of lately is that I’m not a city guard anymore. After the Summer Sun Celebration some things happened and, as a result, I went to school and became a warrant officer. Now I am lucky enough to help other guard ponies do all of their paperwork. That suits me just fine. Like I said… or wrote… whatever. I’m detail oriented.

Being a warrant officer is actually pretty neat. The ponies that do it become a specialist in a particular field rather than learning to command or do guard work. My specialization is in pony resources. If you have a pay issue, need to retire, or anything like that, then I’m your mare. Besides, I’d much rather be sitting at a desk than going back out on the streets. That ship sailed after what happened.

In some ways I’m nervous about the change in my life but somehow I feel like I am meant to help others, even in this small, insignificant way. It is nice to have somepony there to hold your hoof when you’re scared or confused.

I guess this is enough for now. In two days I’ll be starting at the palace and that is just going to be amazing. Think of all the important, interesting, and different ponies I’ll get to meet there! Without a doubt I’ll probably have plenty of “important events” to write about then.

See you later, Me. As silly as this order is I’m sure we’ll get along just fine and will have all sorts of adventures to share. Oh yeah! We’re out of shampoo. Be sure to go by the Phial and Filly to pick something new and exciting. We certainly don’t want to look bad on our first day!

Author's Note:

This story is set in the same alternate universe and timeline as Memoirs of a Royal Guard. It is not necessary to read that story to understand this one.

It begins approximately during Chapter 43 of Memoirs.