06-04-2012, 10:31 AM
"I know, it's bothersome. I'm not sure whether it would be best to keep everypony in the dark about this or tell them; both have risks and benefits," Twilight admitted, hewing her lip.
"Are the ponies here known to panic?" Swift asked.
"Well, actually-" Twilight began.
"Then don't tell all. Tell a few close-lipped ponies and your friends, and that's it; panic will make things even worse, in my experience," Swift said.
"How long have you been a mayor?" Twilight asked, thinking that Swift Justice looked really young.
"Six years, I believe; I started around your age," Swift replied.
Ooc: I always picture Twilight as a young adult, somewhere between eighteen and twenty; young enough to get into shenanigans and have lots of friendship trials, old enough to be allowed to live on her own.