[Total: 47, two degrees of success]
"I've been training with Bear, I'm more than ready for a scouting mission. And who cares if the ponies out there see me? They have to eventually, that was the whole plan! And I care too much about Luna to let you stop me from trying to help!"
Your face turns red at that last bit. Did you really say that?
Celestia smiles gently, confirming that you certainly did.
"I could stop you, if I wanted to. But you certainly show a strong desire to help her, for one reason or another," the smile fades and her tone becomes serious, "You understand it might be dangerous? It could also be nothing, and maybe she's just sitting somewhere, relaxing, just feeling the need to be alone for a while?"
You nod, and fervently hope it's the latter.
Celestia sighs, "Well, so be it. I can't let you go unprotected, so you will be provided basic armaments by the guards. You will leave with the search party tonight, so as not to draw attention to yourself. Report to the training grounds immediately and talk with Captain Shining Armor about your armor and role to play in this."
"Lastly," she says, walking to a set of drawers on the other side of the room, opening the top drawer and removing something small and circular from it before walking back to you, "Take this."
She drops a small, metal, golden sphere on a chain into your hands. Her emblem of the sun is emblazoned across the top half, the bottom half having Luna's mark of the moon emblazoned on it.
"Take this. It's a magic infused item. When you find Luna, give it to her. It will allow her to regain her energy if she's in danger or weakened. Since you care for her so much, I think it's only right you hold onto it."