*3rd person POV*
The mood in the carriage, was tense to say the least, after all Pony-Ville had just been attacked, and some guards thought that it was a waste to send soldiers, into a town that was under siege.
"I am telling you that this is just a diversion." Said one recruit.
"It's not, I guarantee it." Said Drift.
"Well how do you know?" Said the recruit.
"There are to many high value ponies in that town for this to be a distraction." Said Drift.
"Like who?" Said the recruit.
"Well for starters, Prince Hercules as well as Commander SeaBreeze, and the Elements of Harmony." Said Drift.
"Whats the story behind the prince, and Commander SeaBreeze anyway?" Asked a sergeant.
"What do you mean?" Asked Drift.
"Well they seemed to know each other pretty well at the Gala, a few weeks back." Said the sergeant.
"They are just old foalhood friends." Said Drift.
"How do you know that, I mean it's common knowledge in the castle that you and Celestia are together. You wouldn't happen to be Hercules's father, would you?" Said the sergeant, receiving a few laughs from the other guards in the carriage.
"ETA to drop zone, 30 seconds." Said one of the Pegasuses pulling the carriage.
"Alright cut the chatter, and get a parachute." Said Drift.
"Sir, yes sir." Said the ponies in the carriage as they each grabbed a parachute.
"We are over the drop zone." Said the Pegasuses.
"Roger. Alright ponies this is what we are here for. Now on my mark we jump." Said Drift.
"I have a bad feeling about this." Said the recruit as Drift opened the door.
"3,2,1. Mark!" Said Drift as he jumped out of the carriage followed the rest of the occupants. Drift then took a moment to look around, and see that the other 19 carriage's occupants where jumping out as well.
*Mean While back on the ground*
"Blue Breeze did you encounter any resistance?" Asked Hercules as Blue Breeze returned to the town hall with Rarity in tow.
"Yes sir, if you count a pony holding a sword to Rarity's neck resistance." Said Blue Breeze.
"Another cultist." Said Graze, as the rest of the team returned. Crack shot had Apple Jack in tow, as well as Big Macintosh, and Granny Smith, while Ice brought Pinkie Pie, as well as Mr., and Mrs. Cake, as well as Pound Cake, and Pumpkin Cake.
"Alright Graze get the civilians to the hospital, that's the only safe place left." Said Hercules as Vinetion came flying down panting.
"There is a massive *pant* formation of carriages coming *pant* this way." Said Vine as she fainted from exhaustion.
"The reinforcements?" Said Ice.
"Most likely." Said Hercules.
"Wait what reinforcements?" Asked Mr.Cake.
"The ones we sent for, Omega Team is tough, but it's not invincible, we are also 2 ponies down at the moment." Said Hercules.
"Sir what should we do?" Asked Blue Breeze.
"Graze get the civvies to the hospital ASAP." Said Hercules.
"Aye, sir." Said Graze as he motioned for the civilians to come with him.
"Blue Breeze, Ice, and Crack Shot. I want you pop smoke on the ground to mark the LZ" Said Hercules as Blue Breeze, Ice, and Crack Shot deployed their smoke grenades.
*Mean While is the sky above Pony-Ville*
"Sir I don't see the LZ!" Said Pvt. Penning.
"Green smoke 12 o'clock." Said Sargent Whiting.
"All right squad the LZ is marked by green smoke." Said Drift.
"10 seconds till we hit the ground." Said Penning.
"Remember we find Omega team, and drive out all tangos. How copy?" Said Drift.
"I copy Drift, my guys are on the ground now." Said Captain Brave-Hoof over the radio as Drift, and his squad landed and discarded their parachutes.
"Sir I don't see Omega team." Said Whiting.
"I see them, in the town hall." Said Penning as the squad rushed over the the building, upon entering they where met by Prince Hercules.
"Captain Drift so nice of you to join our little party." Said Hercules as a shell exploded next the the town hall.
"I see you haven't lost your sense of humor. Now where is commander SeaBreeze?" Asked Drift.
"He is in the basement, follow me." Said Hercules as we walked to the basement door, with Drift following him.
"How bad is he?" Said Drift.
"He's bad." Said Hercules as they approached the armory door and opened it.
'SeaBreeze!" Said Drift as he ran to his son's side.
"Hey, dad." Said SeaBreeze.
"Are you okay?" Asked Drift.
"I have a 12 inch shard of glass, sticking our of my shoulder. What do you think?" Said SeaBreeze.
"Sorry I-" Said Drift before being cut off by SeaBreeze.
"I am pretty good all things considered." Said SeaBreeze
"That's good." Said Drift.
"Hey dad, I think we want to get back to the surface." Said Hercules.
"Right, then. Take care of him Cross." Said Drift.
"Yes, sir." Said Cross saluting as Hercules, and Drift went to join the battle that was raging on the surface.
"What do you want to do?" Said SeaBreeze.
"Tell stories maybe?" Said Cross.
"Sure I will tell you about the many stories that I have from when I was a foal." Said SeaBreeze.
*45 minutes later*
" And that's the story of my 3rd birthday." Said SeaBreeze as Drift came down the stairs.
"I take it the battle is over." Said Cross.
"Yes it is. We won, now let's get you to the hospital." Said Drift helping SeaBreeze up.
"AGHAGHAGAH!" Cried SeaBreeze in pain as he fell to the the ground.
"Just as I thought, probably sprained all of your ankles. Let's get a stretcher." Said Cross pulling a stretcher out from behind a locker.
"It's fine I can walk." Said SeaBreeze.
"No you can't. Drift, can you get you get him on the stretcher?" Said Cross.
"Sure." Said Drift lifting SeaBreeze onto the stretcher with his magic.
"Now you take that end, and I will take this end." Said Cross as he lifted his side of the stretcher, while Drift took his end, and they stared to walk up the stairs.
*5 minutes later*
"Finally, the hospital." Said Drift as they neared the hospital.
"Get ready, it's going to be packed in there." Said Cross, as he opened the door reveling a packed like sardines, hospital.
"I hate it when you are right." Said Drift as they made their way slowly though the crowd, and to the front desk.
"Red-Heart, are you here?" Said Cross.
"Just a sec, Cross." Said Nurse Red-Heart as she made her way to Cross.
"Jeez, this is place is way too crowded." Said Drift as Nurse Red-Heart found them.
"So, Cross what seems to be the problem?" Said Red-Heart.
"This. He took a shard of glass to the shoulder, which is still in there, because it's the only thing stopping him from bleeding out, all of his ankles are sprained too." Said Cross gesturing to SeaBreeze who was still laying on the stretcher.
"Oh, dear. Take him to operating room 3, there should be a surgical team there already." Said Red-Heart.
"Thanks Sally." Said Cross as he, and Drift took SeaBreeze to operating room 3.
"Sally?" Said Drift.
"That's her first name, We met in med school." Said Cross.
"Gotcha." Said Drift as they came to operating room 3.
"Anypony in here?" Asked Cross peeking head in the door.
"Can I help you?" Asked on of the doctors".
"Ya, we have an injured pony here." Said Cross.
"Alright bring him in." Said the doctor.
"Alright." Said Cross, as he, and Drift brought SeaBreeze in, and set him down on the operating table.
"What do we have?" Asked the doctor.
"Glass shard to the shoulder, and all of his ankles are sprained." Said Cross.
"Alright, you can go. Shouldn't take more then an hour or so." Said the doctor, as Cross, and Drift walked out the door, and back to the lobby which had cleared out a bit when they where told that they could leave.
"Cross, how is SeaBreeze?" Asked Graze as he walked into the lobby with the rest of Omega team, as well as the mane 6.
"He is fine, he is starting surgery now." Said Cross.
"See Flutter-Shy, he'll be fine" Said Rainbow Dash who was comforting Flutter-Shy.
"When can I see him?" Said Flutter-Shy.
"Doctor said it should only be an hour or so." Said Drift.
"Okay then. Anypony have a stack of cards?" Asked Vine.
*1 hour later*
"Cross." Said Nurse Red-Heart as she walked up to Cross.
"What is it Sally?" Asked Cross.
"SeaBreeze is fine, he made it though surgery. He is resting in room 14. So you can see him if you want." Said Red-Heart.
"Thanks Sally." Said Cross.
"No problem." Said Red-Heart as she went off to check on some other patients.
"Let's go visit SeaBreeze." Said Drift as the group started walking towards room 41.
I was just resting in my hospital room, recovering from my surgery when my door opened, and Flutter-Shy, ran into my room, and started kissing, and hugging me.
"Down girl. Down." I said as the rest of my friends enter the room, and closed the door.
"Hey son." Said Drift as Flutter-Shy sat on my bed next to me cuddling me.
"Hey dad." I said.
"How are you feeling?" Asked Hercules.
"Pretty good." I said as Celestia, and Luna teleported into the room.
"Mom, what are you doing here?" Asked Hercules.
"I am making sure that my sons are okay." Said Celestia as she hugged Hercules.
"What, I don't get a hug from you?" I said.
"You get something special." Said Celestia as she walked towards me.
"I don't like where this is going." Said Graze.
"I do." Said Ice.
"Get ready because here comes, the tickle monster." Said Celestia as she began tickling me with her wings.
"Mom, stop please." I said between laughs.
"Only if you say you love me." Said Celestia as she continued to tickle me.
"I love you!" I said as she finally stopped tickling me.
"That was the most horrifying experience of my life." I said.
"What about that time you fell into the Nantahala River while white water rafting?" Said Hercules.
"Not as bad." I said as Flutter-Shy nuzzled my muzzle with her's.
"Come on everypony let's give the lovebirds some time alone." Said Celestia as everypony but Flutter-Shy, and myself left the room.
"That was nice of her." Said Flutter-Shy.
"Ya it was." I said as Flutter-Shy jumped on top of me, with a passion in her eyes.
*end of chapter*
(A/N: Make sure to comment, thumb up, and track. Also did anyone get the ME2 Easter Egg i put in last chapter?)