"Y-yes, please," you say, hastily asking, "You ARE Celestia, right? Not Luna?"
She laughs once again before sitting in a seat beside your bed and begins to explain.
"Yes, I am the real Princess Celestia. My sister, as you noticed, was very worried about you after you returned from your search in the Everfree. Well, she thought she would command you to stay in the castle from now on, but felt she couldn't ask you herself."
"'So, why didn't I do it for her?' you may be asking yourself," Celestia says as she gauges your face for reactions, "Because I thought you were doing the right thing when you volunteered to search for her. We had our little talk before, you remember, and you made it clear you weren't going to be swayed away from pursuing her. No matter the consequences."
She smiles, "Well, should not a stallion, or a man, desire to protect those he cares about? I did worry about you, I truly did. But I understand the need for you to be there for her. She didn't take it as well. So she asked, well, begged really, to impersonate me so that you would listen to her. So she could make you stay here, where it's safe, probably forever."
Her smile widens, "But I think after your little moment together, she'll start to understand you can't command people to effectively stop caring about someone. To stop being willing to put yourself on the line for them."
She bows her head deeply, "I'm sorry for the deception, but in the end I thought it would be a way for you both to learn something."
"Although I may have been a bit tardy on my entrance. And to walk in on such a scene! If what Golden saw was anything like this, I can see why he'd be flustered."