You look her in the eyes and say, "I'm looking for someone to share an adventure with."
After a beat she replies, >"I'm sorry Sir, I'm not interested in a relationship right now."
"No, no, I want you to help me save the city." >"Save it from what, Sir? It's Harmony Week. There is a truce between several races and to start trouble now would mean-" >"If I may interrupt," Paperwork interrupts.
The guard's eyes shift to Paperwork. She doesn't recognize him. >"This pegasus truly does wish for your assistance. Though it might not seem it from your perspective, you have been frozen in time for several years due to a Medusa attack. Ponies across Canterlot have either fled, turned to stone, or have been slayed by monsters."
As she listens, the bat pony's face grows more and more worried. >"The princesses are nowhere to be found, and thus we could use--" >"The princesses are gone?! No, please, no!"
With astounding speed, she gets up from her seat and rushes outside the building in the direction of the castle, leaving the rest of you staring after her.
Calling it for tonight, I'm getting tired. See you guys tomorrow!