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Nothing special here, move along, nothing to see, just ignore the lump under the sheet and the red stuff...


Major Sky Buster had been put out to pasture long ago, no longer able to keep up with the strenuous career of a Royal Guard. Now as the last surviving member of his regiment, he will need to rise to the challenge of the changeling invasion despite his age and infirmity. For not even the risk of death can keep the Royal Guard from rising in response to the bugle’s last call.

Bugle Call : Alarm
Bugle Call : To Arms

Done in respect for Veteran’s Day, and all those who laid down their lives so we might live free.

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Author's Comments: Done in respect for Veteran’s Day, and all those who laid down their lives so we might live free.


I have been toying with something similar to this ever since the Wedding came out, to show that the Royal Guard did hold the line. I think you did well with this, and that last bit... I don't see that respect too often in fics, either the Changelings are a bunch of savage brutes or the Ponies are genocidal maniacs but that respect between adversaries is refreshing in a way.

My God warriors with honor! When was the last time something like this happened World War II? Thank you for writing this.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Well written, and much deserved today. F+F. When the call comes, how can you not answer? For after the battle has been lost, after the uniform has decayed, after time has seized sight, strength and youth... an old dog always remains.

And THAT is how you respect our fallen heroes! :pinkiehappy:
Awesome twist right at the end--nice to see Changelings being villainous AND honorable.

Excellent job , G. Buster is awesome, and I really loved your take on changelings in this. Then again, considering Tallgrass it shouldn't be too much of a surprise to see them showing honor in your stories.

You know, this fic reminds me of a scene in a WWII novel a read some time ago.

An American fighter pilot and a German fighter pilot are dogfighting over Europe ( I forget which battle- it was near the end of the war), and the American downs the German. The downed pilot survives the crash, and the American flies low as the pilot climbs out of the wreck.

The German pilot snaps a salute to the American pilot, "awaiting his fate". The American pilot, instead of machine-gunning the defenseless German, waggles his wings as he flies low, "acknowledging a good fight from a worthy adversary." On his way back to base, the American pilot wishes that all battles could be like that- clean, honorable, and with as few casualties as possible.

This fic reminds me of that- two warriors, fighting on opposite sides of the same war, but both showing a sense of honor, valor, and respect towards each other.

Lastly, but certainly not least- God bless our veterans.

I'd not gotten into your back catalog, so I'd missed this. Thank you.

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