You go to apologize about the incident, but Golden just shakes his head.
"We heard you apologize to the Captain, that's good enough," he says through a mouthful of sandwich, "Though I dunno why you called him Shiny anyway."
"Doesn't matter," Bear says as he plates himself a large helping of apple pie, "Captains had a chip on his shoulder since our guest chucked him into the wall yesterday, which was hilarious by the way.">>52530
Bear laughs at your question, "Time off? Pfffft, yeah, and I can cast magic out my-"
"What he means is, we're in the castle 24/7. We get breaks to drink some cider and sleep, but really that's it. We're patrolling constantly, or guarding doors in recent times," Golden interrupts.>>52528
"So, why are you two guards? Have you always been guards?"
Bear rolls his eyes, "Look, let's not get into that, alright? Suffice to say, we're picked for certain abilities we possess."
Golden just nods and eats his sandwich one bite at a time.
"Well, why are you called Bear? You're a pony."
"Well y'see," Golden says with a smirk, "His real name is-"
There's a thud as Bear smacks his hoof against Golden's armored shoulder, making you jump a little. Golden just says, "Ow," and rubs his shoulder with his non sandwich holding hoof, a dopey grin on his face.
Bear gives you a stern look, "That's none of your business. You'll hear it from me if I care to tell ya, and nobody else. Got it?"
You and Golden nod, resuming eating your lunch.