Wars of the Old World (A post nuclear Commie related interactive story)

by Soviet_Pony_Need_OCs

Chapter One page one The Last Signal

Chapter One

Page 1

The Last Signal

The story of Fire Tan begins in a little factory town on the outskirts of Moscow a common sight in the union around major cities, that day was just like any other day that Fire Tan had experienced since she had been posted here for civilian/security duties such as; enforcing laws and making sure every-pony stays in line and that no anti-revolutionaries appear, although her small build made it seem like she poses no threat, but the kill marks on her SVT-40 that she owns and her reputation of being a former Captain of 14th Guard Division’s marks-mare detachment proved otherwise. Although not much happens in the small town, Fire Tan felt better than her times in Finland fighting the rebels against their soviet occupation three months ago.

The town was small with only around 20 ponies inhabiting and it was easy to keep the peace around here, Fire Tan felt lucky to be off the front, but also happy that she is stationed here with her old friend who now is the community’s commissar, and with a cozy little cabin to live in, Fire Tan felt content, enough to wear a smile every day.

That day she walked the early streets with the familiar shine in the sky that never seems to be bright enough to warm up the winter earth and the smell of rust from the outdated farm equipment of that never got replaced, ‘it went to war preparation’ the town folks said. She looks around and surely every-pony was on task, at least when she is watching them the Pegasus clearing the sky and making sure that enough sunlight gets to the field, the Earth Ponies trying their best to grow their crops in the freezing soil and the Unicorns working in the factory to keep the export going, everything was normal. But the town isn’t what it used to be, ever since the interior of the union started to have disputes between the party itself and the KGB, ponies had started to doubt, but those who dare to show it was soon suppressed, she was glad that she never had to kill a civilian, a thing she would never want do.

 As Fire Tan walked towards the commissar office to begin her shift for the day as the town security, the morning sun had finally fully emerged from the horizon to shine on the frozen earth, as she walked through the town, a stallion stopped her and asked.

‘’I heard that there was a rebellion in Ponland? That's where my son is stationed.’’ The stallion asked worried.

‘’Comrade it’s fine, it was only a minor riot, I’m sure your son will be fine. After all the civilians there aren’t allowed to carry arms.’’ Fire Tan replied with a soothing voice, calming the stallion down a bit.

‘’I sure hope so.’’ The stallion says shortly before he returns to his duties.

Few minutes later Fire Tan made her way to the Commissar’s office building, it was a sturdy building made out of well-cut white stones that made a great contrast with the surrounding houses which are mostly wooden cabins. She stepped in and sure enough, the commissar was already waiting for her. His office was well decorated with paintings wood flooring and with the old radio broadcasting the old red army choirs.

Fire Tan greets Hammer Will and as she walks towards the security locker, she realize she lost the key. In shame she walked to Hammer Will’s desk.

As Hammer Will realized Fire Tan’s presence he looked at Fire Tan and asked ‘’looking for dis dah?’’ he held up the keys for her to see.

‘’my bad, comrade commissar Hammer Will.’’ Fire Tan said with a sense of nervousness.

‘’Remember the time you forgot your ammo on that convoy ambush against the rebels in Finland?’’ He laughed.

‘’Yeah…… about dat.’’ She blushed.

‘’Here you go comrade, and please don’t lose it again.’’ Fire Tan grabbed the keys and was about turn around continue her day when the town siren went off, screeching sirens rang through the air, pounding every-pony’s ears, as both Fire Tan and Hammer Will looked out the window they saw a flash appeared on the horizon. It was a flash like no other, almost like the sun had crashed into earth, and as the initial light died down after a short burst, soon the blinding lights were replaced with the familiar mushroom cloud that every-pony had seen on every security propaganda poster, except unlike the poster this one was real. As the town folks regained their senses they all realized what was happening, the SIMM (Solar Interstellar Magic Missile) had hit Moscow. There was a few moments of quiet before the roaring thunder of the blast wave was heard on the horizon. Fire Tan while still dazed was dragged off by Hammer Will into a hidden shelter that was behind one of the giant paintings. And as the thunder roared over them, hidden inside a shelter under the protection of the great stone structure that was the office, they had escaped the Solar flare that had scorched the lands.

‘’Aghhh!’’ as Fire Tan regained her senses, Hammer Will was already assessing the situation.

‘’12 rounds of marekrov ammo, 5 days of food ration. We can survive here for five days.’’ Hammer Will said.

‘’What about the others?!’’ Fire Tan asked.

‘’They won’t make it.’’ Hammer Will said with a dark and cold tone. The thought of that the no pony would survive sent a cold shock down her spine. But knowing the effects of the Solar Blast and the heat it would have gave off, she calmed herself and sat down. The bunker was in total silence the only sounds are the muffled cracking of the fire outside. Cozy cabins were turned into ovens and the world outside was scorched, a few screams of agony could be heard, each one of them pierced Fire Tan’s heart. She never thought she would ever be so helpless that she can’t lend a hand to the ones who needs it and that everything she knew could be taken always in an instant made her even more helpless, and all she could do is sit and listen. The only other sound was the old radio outside the bunker, still playing as if nothing happened. As the day came to an end, the radio stopped along with it.

‘’I guess the signal died.’’ Hammer Will said. And with that the world they knew died.