"Sounds good," you say, waving her off. "See you later, Lucy."
Lucent raises an eye at the new nickname, but she smiles and waves back as she flies away. Turning towards the throne room, you open the door and find a small group of ponies standing before Princess Luna and Princess Celestia. Luna spots you first and gives you a small but excited wave from beside the throne.
"There he is now," Princess Celestia motions to you.
The six ponies standing before her all turn and face you with wide-eyed astonishment.
"Wow," a bright pink earth pony with a matching curly mane shoots towards you. "You said he was big, but I didn't think he was this big. I mean this is way bigger than I was expecting."
Blurs of pink fly past you as she inspect you from head to toe, occasionally lifting or prodding a limb.
"Pinkie Pie," a white unicorn with a purple mane approaches. "You mustn't overwhelm a royal guest. My aplogies, sir, I am Rarity and this-" the pink pony darts up next to her with a firm salute "-is Pinkie Pie."
"Nice to meet you," she says, rapidly shaking your hand for a moment before returning to her prior position.
"I am Twilight Sparkle," a purple alicorn with a pink stripe in her mane is the next to approach. "I hope you enjoy your visit to Equestria and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about our world…and maybe I could ask you a few questions too?"
"Hi there," an orange earth pony with a blond mane and dusty old cowboy hat greets you with a bow. "Name's Applejack. I gotta say, you weren't exactly what I was expecting a human to look like, but hey-" she laughs "-at least you're not a hydra."
"And I'm Rainbow Dash," a blue pegasus with a rainbow mane flies up before you, puffing her chest out proudly. "Just let me know if you need anything and I'll get it before you can blink."
From the back of the group, close, but not close enough to warrant any unwanted attention, was a quiet, yellow pegasus with a light pink mane. You catch her eye and she steps up to greet you, but doesn't say much of anything beyond, "Fluttershy."
It comes out almost in a whisper, but you still manage to hear her just fin and give her a slight pat on the head for assurance.
"These are the Elements of Harmony," Celestia explains stepping down from her thrown. "The driving force behind how we will imprison Tiamat once again."