It had been at least two years since that one incident with the Hydra and all. I wake up feeling sleepy, but I get up anyway. I walk over to put on my regular uniforms and notice that thier tattered and torn in some places.
"Heh, I'll go drop these off at Rarity's. She can fix them up." I say as I put on my civilian clothes
I walk over to the bathroom so I can take a shower. I turn on the water and nothing comes out. It appears that the water has been shut off. I was expecting this to happen eventually. I havent been able to pay my bills ever since I got laid off from work.
You see what happened was that the farm was having financial problems. They were losing money and they could find only one solution. Since I was the only one that wasnt a part of the Apple family, they had no other choice than to fire me. I've been trying to look for a job since then, but no luck. It seems like all the jobs in Ponyville have been taken.
If I cant find any work here, perhaps I can find work someplace else. I'll try Canterlot, I say to myself as I grab my medical backpack and head out the door. I start my trek towards Canterlot. While on the outskirts of Ponyville, the rain starts. I feel through my pockets and find my old MP3 player. I flip through the songs and choose the main theme to "Halo 3 ODST". I flip my hood on and just walk on feeling cool.
I reach Canterlot and see a bunch of ponies, acting all high class and all. Talking about thier houses and thier clothes and well, just about anything to impress thier "friends". They all look at me in disgust. Muttering to each other about how "Uncouth" I am, but I didnt care. Haters gonna hate, so I kept on walking.
As I look around and check all the shops and resturants, they all either dont accept me or the position is full. I decide to call it quits and head back home, but then I see a sign. No not that kind of sign that changes your life and how you percieve it. No there was a sign right there in plain sight.
"I want YOU to enlist" the sign said with a picture of Celestia pointing a hoof towards the supposed reader
I guess I could apply for a guard job. Its not like its any different from the military. I begin to walk down the path that leads towards the Castle gates and entrance. I get to the gate and is stopped by two pegasus guards.
"State your buisiness." the two say in unison
"I'm here to enlist."
The two back away and open the gates, allowing me to walk through. I am then directed by a unicorn guard. She shows me the way through the halls, individual buildings, and barracks. She then takes me to the armory, where I get my uniform. I have to admit, those guards were amazing. They managed to fashion me a uniform and gold plated armor to match. The made it so fast it would make Rarity look slow.
"How's the new clothing?" the unicorn asks
"Fits like a glove!" I say
"Good, now I have to ask. Do you have any military training whatsoever?" she asks me
"Yes. I went through three and a half months of basic. About one month of medical traini-"
"Yes thats all good but do you have any combat experience?" She says cutting me off
"Yes. I have been in a few firefights, along with a couple of near death experiences." I mutter
"Great, now head over to Celestia's personal chambers. You are now one of her personal guards!" the female guard says
"W-WHAT!? Personal guard!?" I yell
"Hey, its a great honor to be her personal guard! Now go over to Celestia and show her some respect private!" she yells
"Yes Ma'am!" I say saluting and marching over to where she pointed
Let me tell you this. It is REALLY easy to get lost in the castle hallways. Its worse than the hallways in the Stanley Hotel! After asking a few guards and with the help of a ghost, I FINALLY make it to Celestia's room. I say goodbye to the ghost and walk inside.
I look around and there's nopony inside the room, not even the servants are there.
"Looking for something?" a voice says
That unexpected voice makes me jump and I turn around, ready to face whatever it was.
"P-P-Prince Celestia!" I stutter, then quickly drop to my knees and bow
"Well, I never thought I would see you here Lorenzo." Celestia says
"I came here just to apply for a guard job. Never thought I would be protect- IS THAT A PIANO!?!?" I yell running over to a grand piano that is next to the balcony.
"Ahhh yes. Whenever I feel a little stressed, I play it. It calms me down." Celestia says with a smile
"C-can I play it?"
"Be my guest!" She says with a chuckle
I sit down in the stool and hit the middle C. I giggle as I hear the note play and slowly fade.
"I see you enjoy the Piano?" Celestia says walking towards me
"Why yes! I do enjoy playing the piano!"
"Well then show me what you know." Celestia says lying down on her bed.
"Oh, okay then. I'll see what I can do." I say as I search through my mind for a song.
It's been SO long since I've played the piano. I dont think I remember any songs. Wait a minute, there is one song. I remember playing this when I was a kid. Canon in D!
I sit there, hitting each note correctly. I'm completely surprised that I still remember the song note for note. I smile and continue playing.
I turn around to see Princess Celestia clapping or clopping her hooves on the ground.
"That was, amazing. What song is that?" She asks
"It is Canon in D by Pachelbel." I say getting up from the stool
"Is this a song from your world?" she asks
"Yes. It is a good song, although not as popular as Fur Elise or Moonlight Sonata." I say drifing off in thought of more songs I used to play
"Lorenzo if you enjoy playing the piano, how would you like to play in front of an audience?" the princess asks
"In front of an audience? I dont know." I say rubbing the back of my neck
"Well the performance four months from now. I'm sure you can make up your mind by then." Celestia says lying down on her bed again
Hmmmm, I guess I could do a performance. I then return to my post outside the door and stand guard. I occasionally chat with the guard next to me, his name was Vanilla Twirl.
Over the course of several weeks, I am able to pay back my bills and have a lot more saved up. I could finally rest easy now that I had gotten myself out of a mess with the bank. I close my eyes and fall asleep.