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  • T So... What Happens Next?

    Ordered to stay in Ponyville, Graves finds that his new life will take some getting used to.  · GentlemanJ
    7,070 words · 8,441 views  ·  888  ·  17  · 
  • T Trouble Meets Disaster

    Marshal Graves gets settled in, but is called away on duty. Oddly enough, Sweetie Belle tags along.  · GentlemanJ
    13,521 words · 7,844 views  ·  830  ·  17  · 
  • T Two Kinds of Complications

    Rarity wants a date. Sweetie Belle wants a brother. Lucky Graves just wants a day without headaches.  · GentlemanJ
    14,433 words · 7,694 views  ·  812  ·  19  · 
  • T Untangling the Knot

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    21,591 words · 7,158 views  ·  800  ·  18  · 
  • T Lazy Summer Days

    Life's not just for adventures. Sometimes, the best stories happen on lazy summer days.  · GentlemanJ
    19,106 words · 6,689 views  ·  753  ·  13  · 
  • T Return to the Gala

    We can all remember how the "best night ever" turned out. Well, looks like it's time for  · GentlemanJ
    38,988 words · 8,520 views  ·  849  ·  16  · 
  • T Happily Ever After

    One day, even the hardest of soldiers hangs up his gun to find a chance at happiness.  · GentlemanJ
    23,040 words · 6,754 views  ·  732  ·  21  · 
  • T A Long, Winding Road

    The marshal's gone, cutting all ties and making clear his intent never to return. Why? What compels the grey eyed soldier to leave? To find the truth, Rarity and the girls start down a long, winding road that will hopefully bring him back. Hopef  · GentlemanJ
    61,288 words · 4,087 views  ·  614  ·  20  · 
  • T There's a Reason They Call it a Crush

    Spike is definitely looking forward to the Ponyville girls coming home. Only... what's he to do when the object of his deepest affections turns out to be taken?  · GentlemanJ
    9,720 words · 3,834 views  ·  442  ·  21  · 
  • T Dating is Hard

    A short story in the Journey of Graves. Join our favorite grey eyed soldier as he navigates the new and treacherous minefield known as dating.  · GentlemanJ
    6,744 words · 2,736 views  ·  402  ·  13  · 
  • T Nightmare Night 2: Halloweening Harder

    Nightmare Night is back once more, which means a night chock full of hilarity, hi-jinks, and near apocalyptic obliteration. Need I say more?  · GentlemanJ
    3,201 words · 3,197 views  ·  375  ·  13  · 
  • T Casino Battle Royale

    In which a night of glitz and glamour becomes a bit more interesting for a couple of Equestria's finest.  · GentlemanJ
    4,459 words · 3,040 views  ·  335  ·  8  · 
  • M The Ugly Side of Right

    Though the world sees the Equestrian Royal marshals as a band of heroes, Graves goes on a new mission that shows just how ugly doing right can be.  · GentlemanJ
    7,648 words · 1,830 views  ·  313  ·  10  · 
  • T Be a Man

    With his crush on Rarity going the way of the dodo, Spike begins to wonder just what it means to be a man.  · GentlemanJ
    5,318 words · 3,235 views  ·  342  ·  18  · 
  • T Delivery Directive: Do NOT Be Late

    Marshal Graves has simple orders: take the package and deliver it on time. Of course, simple orders never mean a simple time.  · GentlemanJ
    6,755 words · 2,356 views  ·  254  ·  6  · 
  • T Winter Wonders, Winter Worries

    Winter's a wonderful time full of fun and festive frolicking. Just be sure not to catch the sniffles.  · GentlemanJ
    2,901 words · 2,374 views  ·  278  ·  12  · 
  • T Marshals: The Next Generation

    Four of Equestria's finest military cadets seek entry into the elite branch of the marshal. However, in order to qualify, they have to pass the test of none other than Gunmetal Graves himself.  · GentlemanJ
    12,311 words · 2,769 views  ·  318  ·  11  · 
  • E Marshmallows and Cotton Candy

    A collection of fluffy tales around Graves and the best sisters in Ponyville. We start with Sweetie Belle doing business. Serious business.  · GentlemanJ
    12,102 words · 2,017 views  ·  330  ·  10  · 
  • E Old Flames and New Sparks

    When a piece of the marshal's colorful past comes back to town, Rarity starts to wonder whether some things just weren't meant to be.  · GentlemanJ
    29,671 words · 1,362 views  ·  280  ·  13  · 

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The first story in The Journey of Graves.

Ponyville is getting ready for the arrival of Princess Celestia's marshals, elite of royal guard and travelling heroes of the people. But in all the hustle and bustle of party preparations, a lone traveler slips into town, a young man with business concerning Twilight Sparkle. What that business is remains to be seen, but you can be sure Ponyville won't make it easy for him.

After all, where would be the fun in that?

First Published
19th Feb 2012
Last Modified
3rd Mar 2012
#1 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Okay, I'm writing this as I read.

First glance: :pinkiegasp: LONG. nuff said.

Reading disclaimer: People... Eh, okay... :unsuresweetie:

Start: Okeee.... :ajbemused:

Middle: Hm. :applejackunsure:

End: Not half bad. :pinkiehappy:

#2 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Woo that was great. kind of saw the whole marshal twist coming. grammar pacing and spelling were all good just wondering if you'll continue this story. Really hope you do as it has the makings of a great story:twilightsmile:

#3 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>236650

Much obliged! Any suggestions on how to make it better? First shot, so I'm still trying to make it better. :scootangel:

#4 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>236690 That was your first shot too? I just joined last night, check my first story sometime...

#5 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>236684

Thank! I've actually got a lot more stories planned out, a few long ones and some other shorter episodes. Hope to see you back!

#6 · 146w, 2d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

When the traveler left his stuff at the barn, it reminded me of GTA: SAN ANDREAS.

#7 · 146w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>283145

Never played the game myself: what happened?

#8 · 146w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>283157

game? What game? :rainbowhuh:

#9 · 146w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Awww I wanted more :fluttercry: Awesome work though.

#10 · 146w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>283883

Don't worry, there will be more: as it stands, this is the first story in a series which I hope to writing for a good while yet. The second installment, So... What Happens Next? has just been started, and continues the saga.

Thanks, and  hope to see you back!:pinkiehappy:

#11 · 146w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>283737

GTA: San Andreas? Just wondering how the scene reminded you of that.

#12 · 143w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Could maybe do some sketches on those spell guns? I am have a tad trouble visualizing them. But really cool story. Nice character, well developed personality, accurate humanization of pony characters and spike. Well done indeed.

Herpy derp Sir!

translates: Cool story Sir!

Derp:derpytongue2:

#13 · 143w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>345122

Glad to hear you liked it! Hope you enjoy the rest of the series! :pinkiehappy:

As for the spell rifles, it's sort of like the one pictured here: http://trianglecranch.com/catalog/images/RIFLE%20M1873%20SILVER%20W%20ENGRAVING.jpg

Only, imagine if it was all silver and the barrel was engraved like the body. I can't draw worth beans, so hope this helps.:twilightblush:

#14 · 143w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

The thing about the chocolate...Harry Potter reference or a real life fact?

#15 · 143w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>358767

I thought it was real life, but then I looked it up: apparently, feeding someone when they're in shock is a BAD idea. Who knew? :twilightoops:

So I guess that makes it Harry Potter.

#16 · 143w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>358776

lol, good story

#17 · 142w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

This is a very good seris, I give you:

:moustache: :moustache: :moustache: :moustache: :moustache: 5 out of 5 moustaches

#18 · 142w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>374195

Mother of god...:pinkiegasp: Such high praise... *sniff* I am not worthy!:fluttercry:

#19 · 142w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

There's a thread going on reddit right now, a fellow brony was wanting to know of some good fanfiction to sink his teeth into, I had no choice but to recommend this series wholeheartedly.

#20 · 142w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>378677

...you... you recommended me on reddit? Holy crap! Dude, that's like, winning the internet or something! Thank you so much! :pinkiehappy:

#21 · 142w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

what a badass graves

#22 · 142w, 23h ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>378948

I do agree.....Graves is a badass

#23 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

As promised, the start of the minor editing:

“Slight run in with Ms. Fluttershy,” he replied apologetically

Should be:

“Slight run in with Ms. Rainbow Dash,” he replied apologetically

#24 · 141w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

:rainbowkiss: :moustache: True story :eeyup:

#25 · 141w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Please tell me traveler did some thing?            put on your war face :twilightangry2:

#26 · 140w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Reading onward! My friend has been harassing me to check out this series for a while, figured I would get off my lazy butt and do it...

Apologies for earlyer comment... Must have missed a few scentences & got things messed up, I blame insomnia, it being 1:32 AM & the economy.

#27 · 140w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Humanized ponies? Western flavor? Sharp shooting? SHOCK AND AWE?

Good sir, you have my attention and interest.

#28 · 140w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>452347

Excellent! I'll work hard to keep them both.

#29 · 136w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

i  like this so far

#30 · 136w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

it was kind of hard for me to read appleblooms part's in the story but other than that i am loving this story so far. Nothing rely bad other than the apple blooms part but i got used to it the farther a read it. i am rely liking the stranger. He seems like he has a dark past but does not show it.

#31 · 136w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

is he a marshal just wondering

#32 · 136w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

i knew it i knew it he was a marshal, and a bada ass one at that to. i loved the character depth in him,  and how you portrayed the mane six is amazing. you sir are a magnificent writer

  

#33 · 133w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

Dayum! This looks promising!

So far I really like it

#34 · 133w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Interesting that you gave Applebloom a lisp.

Wow. Rainbow sure does overreact.

#35 · 133w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Man, why do you have so little views? This is AMAZING!

#36 · 133w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

>>580322

I'm beginning to wonder that as well.

#37 · 133w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

FUCKING...AMAZING!!!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Wow. You really know your stuff.

*Watching*

#38 · 132w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

This reminds me of a japanese manga I read not that long ago about a gunfighter named Graves or something like that. Just wondering if you knew about it and seeing if it possibly had an influence your character. Great story!

#39 · 132w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

"jeux ne se qua" should be "je ne sais quoi"

But otherwise, amazing! :twilightsmile:

#40 · 132w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Wat?  How did you make such a short story so many chapters?  It was like a Charles Dickens book.  10 chapters of almost nothing happening, but still awesomely entertaining.  Will read the others!:twilightsmile:

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#41 · 128w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

That was incredibly entertaining, and probably the fastest I've ever read 21k words. It was involving the whole time, and the climax of the story was amazing. I expected it from the start, but it was really great to see the truth revealed in such a way. Honestly, this is one of those stories that really needs fanart because of how awesome the characters are and how great certain scenes would look when illustrated - especially the sniper shot at the end. All in all, incredible work, and I can't wait for the next story.

#42 · 128w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>862664

Thanks for the kind words! As a present, I reveal the truth: you don't need to wait because the series is already on its sixth story: just go to my page and look up the next one. If you like 'em, then I'd recommend watching me to keep up with the latest updates, as I post every four or five days or so. Once again, thanks a bunch and hope you enjoy! :twilightsmile:

#43 · 128w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

I see the latest of these stories in the featured box, I will have to give them a look at some point.  Adding to my RIL list.

#45 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

*adds to read later* sounds good if it gets on Equestria daily! Also, you might want to chang ethe story avatar, that picture gets used waaaaay to much if you ask me. :ajbemused:

#46 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Hmm... Balance praise against Humanized... I do so very much dislike humanization... Dunno???

Downloaded, will reserve for a time I'm UTTERLY bored.

Like I said... I can't even understand the reasoning behind humanization??? :twilightoops:

It's not ponies then... But I will also hold this in reserve to try it... If I get time. :twilightblush:

#47 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Why did Graves remind me so much of The Courier from Fallout New Vegas?

#48 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

I applaud you sir.  Getting a human fic onto EQD is not an easy feat (I've tried) but this is just splendid.  I shall have to read more, but cheers to you, and may your writing skills never fail you.:pinkiehappy:

#49 · 128w, 2d ago · 4 · · Chapter 5 ·

“People ‘round here sure are crazy.”

Welcome to my life!

#50 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Great stuff you got here sir! The part where Rainbow shows her wings confused mr though. Are they something she built or are they a natural part of her? :rainbowhuh:

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