How are you? I know mum and dad told me not to contact them until they said so, but they never said anything about you, so here I am, writing you a letter. Yes, I know I'm choosing to communicate instead of working. Shocking.
Actually I'm in hospital at the moment, don't worry, I'm fine. I just need a day's rest, and then I'm out. Yes, that is what the doctor said. No, I am not going to try breaking out. I'm here because I have been drinking more in these last two days than possibly my entire life before. This experience has definitely been a very sobering one. I probably won't be drinking any time soon.
I am actually in Ponyville, which is technically out of Canterlot, right? So, really I'm not very far away. Don't try to visit me though. I'm not sure how mum and dad would take it, if their favoured daughter chased after their wayward son. I'll be fine. I have a house on the town square, and was even lucky enough to get a job with the local mechanic! Don't laugh. Icarus is a very bright pony, and very polite as well. I think our parents would like him. Maybe not you though, he is a bit introverted. By the way, if you come across a 'Geasy Wrench' in Canterlot, tell him he taught an Icarus Gear well.
What else...? Oh, were you the one who put the dampener in my bag? Yeah, I gave it to a curious unicorn who, get this, is the student of the student of Princess Celestia! I never knew this was the place where Sparkle disappeared to! She owns the library here, which I have to say, not surprising at all. She also tried to experiment on a certain pony named Pinkie Pie, and made me swear not to do so myself or else I would be crippled FOREVER! With a disturbing amount of emphasis. Why, what did she think I was going to do?
I suppose I also must write about what happened when I was drinking. I was with two
frie acquaintances as well as Icarus in the bar. One of them, Shala, has an amazing ability where she can recount times exactly. Unfortunately, this ability has somehow led to a serious drinking problem, and when I tried to stop her drinking this one time, I kind of provoked her to attack me. Now we were both drunk, And I don't really remember what happened, but I think it was my fault.
So I guess the lesson here is this: Provoking a fight is one of the worst ways to stop a friend from drinking herself to death.
Please reply soon.
Your older brother,