The Lunar Republic Chapter 27Fluttershy pokes her head out of the snow bank where she and her new friends are hiding. She desperately hopes that nopony would shoot her.More Like This
Six ponies had started the trip to the Crystal Empire with her. Now, only four others were left. They’d lost a mare named Flitter to a grenade in Neighagra Falls and a stallion named Buddy to a Solar Empire ambush in the Crystal Mountains.
She looks around. She can only see white snow. No golden armor can be seen.
That doesn’t mean anything, she knows. The soldiers probably have camouflaged armor. That’s how they’d lost Buddy.
She shoots a bullet into the sky and watches the snow. She has learned over the months that if soldiers hear a gun being fired, they will move. If Fluttershy sees any movement in the vast terrain, they would duck out of sight.
Nopony can be seen. Good.
The Crystal Empire is just a kilometer away. Fluttershy can see a security guard standing at the edge of the gate. Once in a while, the city would glow
Lunar Republic Chapter 26Celestia flips the page of her book. She is supposed to use this time to come up with strategies for the war. She doesn’t care, though; this is why she has war generals. Besides, it’s Hearth’s Warming Eve. She can relax for a few days. She has enough time to read a novel.More Like This
A guard knocks the door to the study. Celestia ignores him. She has to finish this action scene first; then she’ll let him come in.
Five minutes later, when Celestia has finished reading the chapter she was on, (spoiler: the hero lives) she calls the guard in.
“Your majesty, Princess Twilight is here,” the guard tells her, “She says that she is getting impatient.”
“Well, you should have told me sooner,” Celestia scolds. The guard glares at her and struts out of the study without saying another work.
The princess frowns at his behavior. Normally she would have punished the guard for being so cheeky or at least have pointed it out. Today, however, she decides t
The Lunar Republic Chapter 25Nightingale groans and rubs her wing as she hobbles back to her compartment near the armory. She has learned her lesson. Clock Music is not somepony she should spar with.More Like This
She had sized the colt up and decided (wrongly) that he would be an appropriate opponent for combat practice. Clock Music is shorter than Nightingale, despite being two years older than her. That’s why Nightingale decided that she could take him.
Who knew that such a short pony could pack so much power in a punch?
She knew that he didn’t mean to knock out those feathers when they were practicing, but he did. And they hurt like Tartarus.
Her friends, Libraria and Crystal Faze, strolls into the compartment, giggling and shoving each other playfully.
Libraria is a thirteen-year-old white alicorn with red eyes and a floor length red and black mane and tail. Nightingale always tells her that she should cut it, but she never listens. She grew up in Ponyville.
Crystal is half-crystal pony, half pegasus. She is el
The Lunar Republic Chapter 24Cheese Sandwich hates himself. He hates the war. He hates Vanhoover. And he hates his life. Not exactly in that order.More Like This
He could have helped Pinkie Pie with that soldier when he first saw her get cut across her face. He should have helped. Instead, he thought that Pinkie could handle it. It was only when she got slammed onto the ground when Cheese finally decided that she needed help.
If he had stepped in earlier, he could have saved Pinkie. He wouldn’t have had to kill the soldier.
But he didn’t, so now Pinkie is lying on a cot, and she’s out cold.
Cheese should be thankful. He didn’t have to kill anypony else, and he and Pinkie are still both alive. That’s good. He even got her on board before the pilot turned on the electromagnets.
He sighs and buries his face in his hooves. This is the first time he’s killed somepony. It happened so fast. He didn’t even get to process what happened before the soldier had collapsed on the ground, dead.
The Lunar Republic Chapter 23Well, Sweetie Belle was out cold. So much for Rarity’s plan to work together to bust open the gates.More Like This
The sisters had a great plan figured out. Sweetie Belle would break the keypad controlling the gates. Having worked at a thread mill for more than four years and spending most of her spare time at her friends’ machine shop has made her somewhat good at taking things apart. Rarity would be defending her.
Then a pony in golden armor came and delivers a blow to the younger sister’s head, creating a sickening crack and causing the teenager to crumple to the ground.
Rarity shoots the soldier in rage. Nopony hurts her sister and gets away with it! She looks back at Sweetie Belle and checks if she’s okay. Her breathing is steady, so that’s a good thing.
Rarity drags her sister to the side of the battlefield. The gates would have to be opened by somepony else.
The mare wonders momentarily if she should try to wake her sister. Then she remembers the first-aid lesson
The Lunar Republic Chapter 22Luna swears that as soon as she wins this war, the first order she’ll give is for all the cloud cities to get rid of any rain clouds acting as a floor.More Like This
Jumping around in her armor is one thing. Jumping around in a set of armor that already weighed ten pounds, and now filled with water? Not only is it heavy, it’s also very uncomfortable.
Los Pegasus is a very rainy place, the spy said, so Luna figured that there’s going to be some rain clouds in the way when they attack. She didn’t think about it much, because the armory blacksmith made sure that their armor was waterproof.
Then that pegasus shoved her face-first into a floor made out of the material.
Luna sits up, coughing and sputtering and shouting profanities at the pony in golden armor. She shoots a bullet and the pegasus goes down. She smiles.
The alicorn remembers what the armory blacksmith had said. The inside of the armor is made from a material that’s strong but rusts easily when wet. That’s