Twilight and Sombra made it the guest room without making one sound to each other. Sombra reason is because he was still upset at her bringing up the whole "evil tyrant" thing, and Twilight just didn't was a little afraid to speak to him after that little episode. They didn't see Celestia anywhere as they were walking so they assumed that she would be in here, unfortunately they were wrong. Sombra groaned with a tiny bit of irritation, "I'll go look for her; you just make yourself comfortable."
Twilight turned her head to thank him, but he was already far down the hall and she didn't want to shout feeling that it would be rude. She just sighed and walked inside of her temporary room. The bedroom made her feel unsettled; it was a little too luxurious for her taste, despite the fact it's not the first time she has lived in Canterlot, but she was so used to her tree-house. The canopy bed had purple curtains with a galaxy-like design, the frame of the bed was made of mahogany, and the columns had little bit of silver lining wrapped around them; there were two small white dressers on both sides of the bed, the back wall was a window overlooking what looked like almost all of Equestria, two walls were turned into bookshelves which had (what else?) books and a few ancient scrolls, and there was also a golden chandelier. She stuck out like a sore hoof just by looking at the design of the room. Twilight set her saddlebag on the bed and said, "I might as well get used to this. I'm doing this for Celestia."
"Twilight!" A voice gleefully exclaimed. She turned around and saw Celestia beaming in front of the doorway. The purple unicorn smiled, trotted over to her mentor, and bowed. She greeted, "Good morning, Celestia."
Celestia apologized, "I'm sorry if the room isn't to your liking. I tried to make it resemble your home back at Ponyville."
Twilight quickly examined the room once more and whispered sarcastically, "Nailed it."
There was tiny bit of silence between them until Celestia said, "Uh, Twilight," she looked up at the alicorn, "you do realize I'm doing this for your own good. You don't have to do it if you feel uncomfortable."
She shook her head. "No, it's perfectly fine. It's probably for the best."
"Well, if you need anything I'll be in my chambers," Twilight nodded and closed the door. As Celestia began walking away, Luna came peeking out from a corner and asked, "What did she say?"
"She said that she was perfectly fine with the idea of staying here," She replied. Her sister questioned with interest, "Do you believe her?"
She thought for a few seconds and said plainly, "Absolutely not."
Her answered caused her sister to giggle a little, despite that she already knew her answer. The two already knew that this isn't going to end well, but who can really tell what the future holds.
A few minutes after unpacking her things, Twilight walked out of her room and started making her way towards the library. She didn't know what she would find, but she was hoping to find a book on the Crystal Empire. She was hoping to find more information on Sombra. The empire was bound to at least export some of their books to Canterlot or neighboring cities. As she was walking, she stopped midway, realizing that completely forgot where the library is exactly. She groaned, "Well, this was pointless."
As she was about to go back to her room, she heard hoof-steps behind her. She spun around and saw that there was another pony going in the opposite direction as her. The pony was a male unicorn; he had a white mane (styled like Doctor Whooves except in a ponytail) and tail, a blue coat, and is bespectacled. His cutie mark is a closed scroll; so he has to know where the archive is. She trotted towards him, and requested, "Hey, can you show me where the library is? I'm kind of lost."
He answered, "Of course, I can. Just follow me."
Twilight grinned and began walking alongside him. Trying not to seem shy, she spoke out, "I've never seen you around here. Did you just move here?"
He chuckled warmly, "No, I've always lived in Canterlot. I just don't normally come into the castle unless Princess Celestia summons me."
She just nodded and kept on following him. She wanted to know what Celestia summons him for, but she figured that wasn't really her business. Twilight had an urge to ask what he was doing here know; who knows, maybe he wasn't here for royal duty. A hesitated look was plastered all over face; it made the blue unicorn a little worried. "Are you alright?" He stopped and turned to her, "Is there anything I can do to help?"
She fibbed, "Well, I just feel a little edgy not knowing exactly who you are, that's all," at the end she smiled widely, feeling a little stupid, thinking that he could tell that she was lying. He sent an unbelievable gaze at her, but soon shrugged it off. "I guess that makes sense," he continued walking, "if you must know, my name is Scholar. What about yours?"
"Twilight Sparkle," She replied with ease. He exclaimed, "Ah! You're that mare that saved Equestria twice!"
Not trying to seem too conceited, she just giggled and nodded. The rest of the time they spent walking was in silence. Twilight was happy that she got help from Scholar, they passed by so many turns that it would've been inevitable for her to get lost. When they made it to the archive, Scholar questioned, "Here we are. Do you think you can find your way back?"
She replied, "I think I can manage, but I do have one more thing to ask you Scholar," his ears perked up with attentiveness, "Do you know if books from the Crystal Empire are here?"
He raised his hoof to his chin and thought for a bit. Twilight felt like shouting "hurry up" to him, but she knew that would be rude, so she just kept quiet. He put down his hoof and gave her a disappointing look. She just only sighed and said, "Thanks for the help anyway."
He began walking away from her, until he remembered something. He turned around and gleamed, "Actually there might be something about the Crystal Empire in certain scrolls, but the only unfortunate thing is that some scrolls may be archaic."
She remembered seeing a few scrolls in her bedroom; one of them was bound to have something about Sombra. She hesitated, "Uh, Scholar, do you possibly know how to read any ancient Equestrian?"
He narrowed his eyes at her hesitation, he pondered, "Yes I can, why do you need it?"
"Well, I just need a little help reading it so…uh…I can learn more about, King Sombra," Twilight stuttered. Scholar sighed; he really didn't know what to do. He remembered hearing Celestia talking about Sombra about Twilight; about how she really doesn't want him here and feels like he is just faking it all. He doesn't agree with her, but he doesn't really want to make her to hate Sombra even more. He stressed, "Uh, Twilight, I don't think-"
Before he could finish, she wrapped her forelegs around his right front leg. She begged, "Please, oh please, Scholar! It would mean so much to me! Pleeeeeeeeeassssseee!"
"Oh, alright," He gave into her plea. She nuzzled his leg and cheered, "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you…"
Scholar tried shaking her off, but to no avail she stayed on. He sighed and began walking back to Twilight's room with the pleased unicorn on his leg.
I'm so sorry about the wait, i was trying to decide which OC to go first. I would like to thank Kerion for allowing me to use their (I don't want to identify the sex) character. I'm still gonna use other OC's that others gave and I'm still accepting a few. So please use this if you want to have your OC in the story:
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