• Published 18th Jul 2012
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Militant Equestria - GuitarKirby

A story about what would happen if Equestria went to war with Earth.

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Chapter 6

Several shots and a long story later, my superiors at ground control were stunned. They even called in a general from God-knows-where to hear it. I had to retell it to at least three, supposedly very important people before they stopped asking for the report. The general spoke to me first.
"Well done, son. This was all crucial information; an open attack from a creature with lightning. I find that very disturbing."
"I swear, it happened. What are we going to do about this?" The question was more for myself than the others, but the mood in the room seemed to stiffen; even the computers that had the images of several important-looking suits seemed to grow silent. Someone from the White House - I'm not sure what his name was - spoke first.
"I'm not sure, but this is in good hands now. The President will be notified. I don't think we want to react hastily or violently to this right off the bat; it could result in a huge war." Personally, I agreed with him. Tellman, who was next to me, did not.
"What?! With all due respect, these creatures, whatever they are, can control the forces of nature! I saw unicorns - unicorns, dammit! - that could make things float. I saw flying horses that could push clouds and shoot lightning! Is there any reason we shouldn't be openly atta-?!"
"Quiet, Tellman!" Snapped Admiral Jacobs. He was only a lower half admiral, but he hadn't gotten that far by ignoring orders and disrespecting higher authorities. "You have no right to speak against these men, you understand me?"
The general spoke again.
"Tellman, I understand your sentiments completely, but we don't have the right to simply jump into an attack, no matter what these creatures may seem. Do you understand, Lieutenant?" Tellman looked at the ground.
"Yes, sir."
"Good. Back to business, then."
"The President has just spoken to me; he says that we will head to this new land and meet these creatures, whatever they are," said the suit. The general nodded.
"Perfect. If that goes badly, then a plan of attack will be discussed. As for you, Captain, I'll be speaking with your superiors about a promotion, due to your knowledge of these creatures."
"I understand, general, but I'd prefer to keep my position; my place is in the sky, at least for now."
The general saluted, a gesture we returned, and marched out of the room. The monitors went dark, and Admiral Jacobs turned towards us.
"You both flew spectacularly today. Captain, you failed to mention something to me; exactly how fast was the... the pegasus that you flew after?"
I considered for a moment before speaking.
"I obviously didn't clock it, but it outflew the raptor. I also left out something else; this pegasus performed a sonic boom-"
"What?! That's impossible! Breaking the sound barrier without proper protection-"
"That's not all sir," I added. "A second later, there was a blast of color... I think it was a rainbow, and if I remember my science classes correctly, rainbows are caused by the bending of light." For a moment, Jacobs just stared at me.
"Are you telling me that this creature flew so fast that it bent the light around it, causing this sonic boom slash rainbow?"
"Yes, sir. I didn't want to bring it up because I thought it might warrant an overly-hasty reaction."
"I'm glad you didn't say anything," said Jacobs. "I don't want a war; it could end very badly for both sides if they have such abilities."

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