• Published 17th Mar 2015
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Belle of the 7.62x51mm Ball - Hap



As Belle settles into the Beast’s castle, she and Lumière find an ancient book that transports them into Equestria. Unfortunately, the time/space vortex pulls a lot of things into the land of candy-colored horses – some of which are not so sweet

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Epilogue

Scootaloo dropped her scooter in the sparse grass by the side of the road. After circling the huge machine a few times, she found a spot low enough to jump up onto the wing. She pulled off her saddlebag and laid out several wrenches and screwdrivers on the riveted metal surface next to the fuselage, then lifted up an engine cowling behind the massive propeller. There were huge metal cylinders, lots of pipes and hoses, and bundles of wires. She wasn’t quite sure what she was looking at, but nothing looked obviously broken.

She turned toward the tail and stepped up to the cockpit. Careful to avoid the locations labeled “NO STEP,” she leaned over to peer into the interior. The seat looked comfortable enough, if a bit too big. Her purple eyes scanned over the various dials and gauges before settling on one labeled “FUEL” with a needle pointing toward “E.”

Scootaloo grinned.

Comments ( 40 )

Heya Hap... what the hell did I just read?

WELL GEEZE I WONDER WHICH LEMUR THIS WAS WRITTEN FOR! :rainbowlaugh:

This should have been the sequel to Beauty and the Beast.

Cute ending.

This was remarkably grim, remarkably detailed, and remarkably poignant. I expected just nothing but bullets and carnage, but you actually went at length to instill a great deal of character development into something that otherwise would have been bleak and absurdist at best. That--in addition to the veritable cavalcade of cameos--makes me think that you greatly enjoyed writing this. And that's a good thing, cuz I enjoyed reading it too.

Much thanks, and beyond thanks.

Godspeed, you! black emperor.

You bastard! You killed Annie!

Well, that was different. Different and very entertaining.

Also, not that I'm speaking from experience or anything, but yes, a PPK would in fact make an excellent bottle opener.

I simultaneously love/hate that this exists. I eagerly anticipate/fear reading it later.

This is the most Hap shit I've ever read.

Belle has NEEWWWW WEAPON!!!!

This was marvelous! It also seems like someone is setting themselves up for another one shot with Scootaloo x3

5752846

Best Heavy reference I've seen in awhile xD

This is completely insane!

And I respect that.

god damn it god damn it GOD DAMN IT :twilightangry2:
I DEMAND THAT THIS STORY STOP ACTUALLY BEING ANY DAMN GOOD THIS INSTANT :twilightangry2:
YOU ARE TAMPERING WITH UNIVERSAL CONSTANTS :twilightangry2:
YOU CAN'T JUST THROW A BUNCH OF INGREDIENTS INTO A BLENDER AND HAVE IT COME OUT A SOUFFLE THIS IS NOT HOW IT FUCKING WORKS :twilightangry2:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :twilightangry2:

It hadn't ever actually occurred to me that Belle was a princess of books long before Bookhorse Purplesmart ascended.

And congratulations on siphoning all of my wat and turning it into delicious spaghetti. I think that's about the equivalent of what happened here. I haven't had someone do that to me so well since I started reading Through the Eyes of Another Pony. This is a work that should not exist, and yet I am very glad that it does.

Hap

5752565 I'll take that as a compliment!


5752873 Scootaloo flying a Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber around Equestria? Pssssshhh, who'd wanna read that?


5753274 :pinkiehappy:


5753360 I know, right?


5753425 Yeah, someone... I forget who... had a ranked list of best pony, and Belle was, of course, Best Pony.

5753807

Scootaloo flying a Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber around Equestria? Pssssshhh, who'd wanna read that?

*slowly raises hand*

5753807
No idea who'd ever want to read that. :trollestia:

5753360

Of course not.

You have to light it on FIRE first.

Hap

5754249
5754345
Hrmmm... *takes notes*

Hap

5761854 :D

I was, however, sorely disappointed when I actually measured the rate of fire of the minigun in Serious Sam 3:BFE and discovered it to have the EXACT same fire rate as the assault rifle. Only benefit being that it has no reload pause.

LAME! :twilightangry2:

With a title like that, I can't not read it.

I've gotta say, this was pretty dayum entertaining.

Hap

5975866 Glad you liked it!

This is stupid and ridiculous in the best way possible.

Also, great work on the characterizations!

Hap

6974724
Thanks! That's exactly what I was going for.

Just gonna put this here,

https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/611512/fanfiction-spotlight-38

Because this little gem just recently had a birthday.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

Pfft. Well, that was fun. :D Is there a list of crossovers in this anywhere? Because I have no idea who Dorcas is supposed to be, for one...

Hap

7492078

I'm glad you liked it!

My blog post enumerating the cameos.

Dorcas is a minor character in Monster Hunter International, by Larry Correia. He has a not-insignificant following here.

Hap

7498584 I like to think so, yes.

Hey! How'd I get here? :rainbowderp:

I didn't mean to read the whole thing.

(In case it wasn't clear, that meant I liked it.)

Hap

8371625
I gathered that. Thanks!

That was certainly something.

This was a joy. Why didn’t I read this years ago?

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