A Rock and a Hard Place
Daylight shone through the thin, scruffy curtain at the rear of the room—not that day and night meant much with Discord at the reigns. Ustiarius stretched out on the floor not unlike a cat, while Starswirl rubbed his eyes and smacked his dry lips. Peering up onto the bed, it seemed that Celestia was already awake and currently reading some book that had been left in the room.
Studious as ever, the wizard thought with more than a little pride.
Wanting to know how long they had been asleep, Starswirl cast his time-keeping spell, only to realise that he had nothing to measure it against. He had never appreciated just how important raising the sun and moon on time was when you're working to a schedule. According to his spell it was a couple of hours before lunch, though how long they had actually been asleep was anypony's guess. Personally, he could do with a few more hours, but there were more imp