"I'll try to keep all my limbs firmly attached."
"Very well," Celestia says, ;eading the way into the Colosseum.
It's no trouble at all for you to get into the main entrance, but it does take a few minutes for you to get around to it. Ponies, Diamond Dogs, Griffins, Dragons, and all of them varying in shape, size, and color. This place looks a lot like the Taloran Market except everyone here is more battle-scarred and bitter. Well, most of everyone. There's some fresh young faces here and there you can only guess are new to the Colosseum, like you. How many of them are competitors and how many are spectators? You won't know until you get inside.>>623443
"Is there anything more to the code than, 'Don't kill your opponent'?" you ask.
"Truly, there is no need for much else in the ways of safety," Luna explains. "Most of the code for battle deals in 'to the victor go the spoils'."
A few dragon guards notice the approach of the princesses and immediately summon another, larger dragon to greet you all. Celestia insists she talk things over with the dragon while you and Luna wait at the line for a moment. When she returns, she seems to be in good spirits. She's smiling at least.
"The dragon I spoke to oversees the operation of the Colosseum," Celestia explains. "It took some convincing, but you'll be allowed to fight one of the newcomers."
"Disgraceful," Luna says and scans the crows. "Ugh, not a decent fighter among them. A few past their prime and some getting close to retirement."
"This was the best I could do, Luna," Celestia says and turns to you. "On the bright side, you shouldn't be in too much danger. Luna and I will be in our seats and-"
"Correction," Luna says with a smile. "I will accompany him."
"I will not be fighting," Luna says, touching a hoof to her necklace. "I want to take a look at his competition. Help him prepare for the fight. You can allow me that freedom, can you not?"
"I'm not trying to restrain you," Celestia says, eyes averting Luna. "I just-"
"It is settled then," Luna says as she begins to stroll off.
Celestia watches her go, then turns to you. If she's so insistent on going with you, wherever you go, she's counting on you to take care of her. Celestia doesn't know about the promise you made to Luna, but you promised that much to her. A little assurance might do her some good, maybe a talk with Luna about treating her sister a little better? Or perhaps just letting that be.