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Big Macintosh, as the Chief of the Ponyville Fire Brigade, is in charge of training prospective recruits for their noble community service. This time, the recruits are a bunch of young stallions who hope to do their little town proud. They're a little rough around the edges, but that shouldn't be a problem.

So, of course, it turns into a problem.

This would be the day the regular fire brigade is unavailable to fight fires...


Rated Teen for

Muchas Smoochas
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Mild Peril


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Muchas Smoochas

Hobbes the Tiger does your rating evaluations for you? :rainbowwild:

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Hobbes the Tiger does your rating evaluations for you? :rainbowwild:

Yup! Though i probably should have gotten Susie to proofread instead of Moe. :derpytongue2:

Oh, nice going Featherweight! Wait, scratch that, Featherweight, stop that!

That sounds like it will be a fun series.

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You have my upvote and fav.

Thank you!

And you have my gratitude; it's not as cool as a sword, bow, or axe, but it's there!


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Oh, nice going Featherweight! Wait, scratch that, Featherweight, stop that!

Mmeyup!
Mmnope!

That sounds like it will be a fun series.

We'll see how the cookie crumbles, but it's looking pretty cool from this end. Expect the other stories to be multi-chapter ordeals.

Chicks did a fire-breathing baby dragon.

Hmm... doubt Dash has fire insurance.

Man, what a load of nincompoops. :facehoof:

Yeah, this is just as silly as I thought it would be. Actually, it's even sillier than I thought it would be. :derpytongue2:

My only real contention is that you made Twilight a bit of an idiot. One would think that she'd know better than to practice spells in another pony's house. Especially since that pony happens to be one of her best friends. It just wasn't that believable for me. :facehoof:

Otherwise, this is a pretty funny story chock full of hijinks and silly surprises. Nice work. :pinkiesmile:

3956979 What about Stupendous Man? He would be able to put out the fire in no time.

...wait a second. I just thought of something. Do not take this seriously, but take a moment to imagine it- Calvin in Equestria. How badly do you think he would flip out? I'm thinking "G.R.O.S.S. invasion" levels of flip-outage.

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Chicks did a fire-breathing baby dragon.

There's no question there! :moustache:


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Hmm... doubt Dash has fire insurance.

Unfortunately not, but she does have flood insurance, as well as meteorite insurance.


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Man, what a load of nincompoops. :facehoof:

Nincompoops are the best kinds of poops! :pinkiehappy:


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Yeah, this is just as silly as I thought it would be. Actually, it's even sillier than I thought it would be. :derpytongue2:

Same here. I just sort of got fed up with it and let it run away from me. It hit all the right plot points (such as they are), so I consider it a moral victory.

My only real contention is that you made Twilight a bit of an idiot. One would think that she'd know better than to practice spells in another pony's house. Especially since that pony happens to be one of her best friends. It just wasn't that believable for me. :facehoof:

Come now, Twilight wouldn't experiment without the original occupant's permission, doubly so for her friends! Believe me, Dash was totally cool with it. She was just as curious as Twilight about the results, though not for quite the same super-sciencey reason.

Can you tell if i'm bluffing? I can never tell when i'm bluffing. I might be bluffing.

But still, Dash was cool with it. Before the whole "rolling inferno" thing, at least. :rainbowhuh:

Otherwise, this is a pretty funny story chock full of hijinks and silly surprises. Nice work. :pinkiesmile:

Thank you kindly! :twilightsmile:


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What about Stupendous Man? He would be able to put out the fire in no time

Nah, he'd be too busy fighting off the diabolical hypno-rays of his archnemesis, the evil Mom Lady!

...wait a second. I just thought of something. Do not take this seriously, but take a moment to imagine it- Calvin in Equestria. How badly do you think he would flip out? I'm thinking "G.R.O.S.S. invasion" levels of flip-outage.

He, Hobbes, and Spike would have a blast, I think. It could actually make for a great story. :eeyup:

Loved it!

Although, sexual harassment aside, I think Featherweight was rockin' that spiderman gig. :pinkiecrazy:

That was a lot of fun.

Though I have to say, as much as Twilight can be a bit confused in times of crisis, I'd have thought she would just teleport out. She's pretty good at that one.

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so fun

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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Although, sexual harassment aside, I think Featherweight was rockin' that spiderman gig. :pinkiecrazy:

:rainbowlaugh:

Spider-colt, Spider-colt
Diamond Tiara thinks he's a dolt
Spins a web, from his butt
When he swings, his eyes shut
Look out! There goes the Spider-colt!

Careful, that sounds like story-brainstorm fuel right there. Nobody wants to read a story about Featherweight becoming Ponyville's next vigilante... :trixieshiftright:

Geeze, I have so many other stories to write. What am I gonna do with one more!?


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Though I have to say, as much as Twilight can be a bit confused in times of crisis, I'd have thought she would just teleport out. She's pretty good at that one.

...

OOPS.

Yes, now that I think about it, that's kind of a plot hole. I could explain it as her being unable to teleport anywhere she can't see, but I clearly left that out of the story.

Congratulations, Frazzled Pony, you win a thousand points for pointing out the hole in the story's logic! The other hole, at least. This is kinda embarrassing. :twilightblush:

*Grins and applauds* Bravo. I'm game for more in this locale.

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Oddly enough, there's some art on it!

Ha! :rainbowlaugh: Step aside, Peter Parker, there's a new Spider-colt in town!

I'm actually not too surprised, considering Featherweight's predilection for photography.


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*Grins and applauds* Bravo. I'm game for more in this locale.

Cool! I hope to see you around once I get the next story put together. :pinkiehappy:

4006942 There is no way you're getting rid of me at this point :yay: I promise to respectfully ask for an autograph and a hug should i meet you at a con n__n

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There is no way you're getting rid of me at this point :yay: I promise to respectfully ask for an autograph and a hug should i meet you at a con n__n

And you shall have both!

Just exactly as soon as I actually manage to make my way to a con. Maybe if the show's still going in a few years. :twilightblush:

He turned to Spike with a snort. “What’s burnin’?”

I love how Big Mac just figures Spike will know what's on fire - probably because 90% of Ponyville's fires are started by Twilight.:rainbowlaugh:

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I love how Big Mac just figures Spike will know what's on fire - probably because 90% of Ponyville's fires are started by Twilight.:rainbowlaugh:

I'd say closer to 92%, honestly. :rainbowwild:

Button Mash munched on some popcorn he had smuggled into the ceremony. “Huh, you know what?”

Pipsqueak snatched a kernel away from Button and tossed it into his mouth. “What’s that, chap?”

Button Mash hid the snack bag from sight as Thunderlane trotted past. “Spike, the fire-breathing dragon, is the only one of us that’s actually a real firefighter now.”

Pip thought for a moment, his brown eyes glancing about the hall. “Well, blow me down. That’s a real pip right there, it is!”

:rainbowderp::rainbowderp:...................:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

What in the hell have I just read?! And I have to say....chicks, well mares, do dig a Firefighter, even when said Firefighter is a fire-breathing dragon. And that's funny as hell how Spike knows where and how the fire started, and it's because of experience.:facehoof::moustache: Oh, Twilight....:facehoof::facehoof:

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What in the hell have I just read?!

One of my sillier stories. Sounds like you enjoyed it! :eeyup:

And I have to say....chicks, well mares, do dig a Firefighter, even when said Firefighter is a fire-breathing dragon.

Especially when said firefighter is a fire-breathing dragon, in my experience. I think Rarity swooned during the ceremony. :moustache::raritycry:

And that's funny as hell how Spike knows where and how the fire started, and it's because of experience.:facehoof::moustache: Oh, Twilight....:facehoof::facehoof:

Damage control got a whole lot easier after Twilight moved to town, actually. Emergency Response Units just had to hang around the general vicinity of the library. :twistnerd:

I know this was supposed to be a story about bros, but if there were one filly that could have completed the mix...

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She probably has more experience putting out fires than all of the colts combined.

If you don't make this into a full-length story I am going to sneak into your room at night and cum on your chin

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I know this was supposed to be a story about bros, but if there were one filly that could have completed the mix...

D'aw! :raritystarry: Now I wish I'd seen the Nightmare Night episode just before writing this. I could have worked her in somehow.

She probably has more experience putting out fires than all of the colts combined.

Oh, I guarantee it! :rainbowlaugh:


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If you don't make this into a full-length story—

Sequels are planned, kinda. They at least take place in the same world, with some of the same characters. Expect to see Rumble and Button Mash again, at least.

“Spike, for soundin’ the alarm and causing the least amount of collateral damage, ah am pleased to welcome you into the Ponyville Fahr Brigade.”

You've gotta have standards, after all.
You know, if it had just been Spike to tell Mac what happened and Mac was the only one there to actually help, there would have been a fair chance for him to save the house. Ah, well.

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You've gotta have standards, after all.

And at the PFD, only the best are accepted.

Plus, you know, these guys. :twistnerd:

You know, if it had just been Spike to tell Mac what happened and Mac was the only one there to actually help, there would have been a fair chance for him to save the house. Ah, well.

Hmm. I wouldn't be too sure about that. After all, in the show it seems that Rainbow Dash owns a Cloud Mansion, with multiple levels and room for a rainbow waterfall. It would be a pretty good trick to both rescue the trapped princess and save the cloudhouse.

Of course, I might not be the best judge of what might have happened, but those're my thoughts. :twilightsmile:

Oh lawdy Jesus it's a FAHR!

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Call th' fahr department! Call th' police! Call th' ambalance!

'Cept we don't need none of that, 'cuz Big Mac's already here. :eeyup:

“I mean, if the sun is a disc hanging on the firmament, then maybe the sky is blue because that’s the color on its surface.” Snails’ brow furrowed. “But if the sun is actually a celestial object, then its rays shining through the atmosphere and reflecting off air particles might make the sky look blue.” He shrugged. “It really depends on what theory of the world you subscribe to.”

Err...

Mac nodded, and Spike pressed down. His purple claws, rather than simply press the firm yet pliant material down, punched a hole right through the dummy’s chest.

*nervous chuckle*

“Could you do us all a favor and not perform CPR? On anypony? Ever?”

Good idea.

Big Mac blinked. “So that’s a cloudhouse.”
Spike nodded, his eyes watery.
“On fahr.”

That, is weird.

She was answered in short order. Featherweight took a breath, puckered his lips, and then pressed them against the princess’ own.

*jaw drops* Wow. Featherweight is best pony because THAT takes some SERIOUS balls.

Button Mash hid the snack bag from sight as Thunderlane trotted past. “Spike, the fire-breathing dragon, is the only one of us that’s actually a real firefighter now.”
Pip thought for a moment, his brown eyes glancing about the hall. “Well, blow me down. That’s a real pip right there, it is!”
The two colts were quiet for a minute. “Yep,” Pipsqueak said at last, “a real pip indeed.”

Indeed. The sheer irony here is hilarious.

Actually. Yes. Yes it was terrible.

Pip scrunched his face up. “Because I think the bally thing might collapse soon, wot.”

I didn't know Pip was in the Long Patrol! :rainbowlaugh:

fahr

Augh. Noooooo.

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I didn't know Pip was in the Long Patrol! :rainbowlaugh:

Not only that, but the Minotaur Lords from Lord Mayor Applejack are about two species away from ruling Salamandastron. :rainbowkiss:


6163383

Augh. Noooooo.

Misspelling gets less common further into the series. By the time Lightning Struck Home rolls around, every "yer" has upgraded to either "your" or "you're."

Sometimes I wonder if I shouldn't put Lord Mayor Applejack first on the list, because... well, this story has stopped more than one reader in their tracks.

And if you weren't complaining about the funetick accents, then never mind that. :twilightblush:

6163415 A few friends call this a disease named "Ahtism". Though if you've been cured, then it's all alright. :pinkiehappy:Just excessive accent-ism is a bit hard to read at times :p (might be worth looking into, if others have complained about it~)

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A few friends call this a disease named "Ahtism".

I dunno if that's horribly funny, or hilariously dreadful. Either way, I cringed.

Though if you've been cured, then it's all alright. :pinkiehappy:Just excessive accent-ism is a bit hard to read at times :p

So I've heard, though you're the first to complain about it in one of my stories. I blame it on growing up with the Redwall series, where every accent was laid out in loving detail. It makes for very fun live readings.

I understand the agony that some feel towards it, which is why I've made efforts to curb it. I'm not gonna stop completely, because roots are harder to remove than "G"s, but it ought to be readable.

(might be worth looking into, if others have complained about it~)

True, though like I said, you're the first to complain about accents. There's plenty of other things to complain about. :derpytongue2: (I still like the story, though)

6163457 The story itself was fine! It's just the reading of it. People know that characters have an accent if they know the character - doing it excessively kinda messes with the immersion. At most, personally, i go for the ' in' " instead of ' ing ' shortenings, and not much further than that.

I can also totally picture this as an episode, if extended a bit ;)

Why would Twilight be experimenting inside a Cloudhouse?
Twilight would certainly not endanger herself with an experiment because she always uses safety checklists.

What the **** Featherweight.

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What the **** Featherweight.

Featherweight is not very self-aware, nor is he socially aware. He's just plain unaware.

Wait, what's the order of The Heart's Promise? Is it just what's written on/in the list?

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Wait, what's the order of The Heart's Promise? Is it just what's written on/in the list?

Yeah, the list is reading and chronological order. However, a great deal of effort has been made to make each story stand on its own, with the exception of maybe The Worst Kept Secret. They tie together, but all have their own plots, events, and characters, and can be read in any order. So pick which one sounds awesome-est and dive in!

"Stand-alone stories that stand together" is the tagline. :pinkiehappy:

You have my sympathy Big mac.

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