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


During an attack on Ponyville in the middle of the Summer Sun Festival, Princess Twilight Sparkle evacuates the town by teleporting the entire population to safety in Manehattan. It turns out that her idea of safety needs some work. As well as her aim. And spelling.

Meanwhile, on a hot summer day outside of Manhattan, Kansas, Jonagold Bruener had a fairly successful life with few complications. Until while out mowing hay, he had a very strange visitor fall from the sky. And then another. And another. And another....

Editors: Tek, TheMaskedFerret, Peter, BluePaladin42, Edward Becerra

Picture credit: Manhattan Water Tower

Chapters (33)
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First comment for the author. It's a complete coincidence that I'm throwing out the first unicorn for National Unicorn Day a day early from my normal posting sequence for April Foolishness. Honest.

Be aware that this story has been in the works for *four* blinking years. I originally wanted to publish it on the day it starts, but there were only two chapters or so at that time, so I pushed it to the back and doodled on it at times... and at times... and oh it's seventeen chapters. Heck. So I put it in the April Foolishness pile since it has some similarities to Harry Potter and the Little Pony Problem as in lots of ponies that need to go home, but without the wands.

The Bruener farm is fictional. That's just a piece of pasture right now. Or maybe the Mares in Black are blurring satellite photos, and ponies walk among us. Who knows? In any event, sit back and watch the clash of cultures from the most adorable alien invasion ever.

(And if you notice some of the chapters look familiar, that's because I've plugged some of them in my blog.)

Curious where this is going.

Man, Twilight’s going to really beat herself up over this one.

I too thought it was Dinky just long enough to remember said color scheme.

Looks like Jons daughters degree might come in handy after all. :twilightsmile:

Well, at least we won’t have DUPLICATE cmcs to deal with this time... on the other hand, they are full sized.

And I doubt this will go War of the Worlds... given the chaos ponies cause when being friendly, it will be SO much worse. I can’t wait!

I feel like I've been waiting for this literally forever.
I should really read the WWII one too since I was waiting for it to complete...

9557296 (FYI for Gentle Readers who don't know, this would be Equestria - 1940, which has Nazi's, dragons, batponies, more dragons, a red Cord roadster, changelings, and the most terrifying creature of all, Schadenfreude. )

Me home state! Can't wait to see what happens here!

Four years, huh? Well, it's an ambitious concept, so maybe you're ready to tackle it now.
Intrigued, will track.

I'll take one Ponies-on-Earth story, well done, a side of diabeetus, and hold the government labs.

If I've learned anything on this site, Ponies and Football don't mix. Well, they do, but not in a way the refs can handle.

Oh dear. hope Aloe survives. And the pegasi realise theyre going to have lots more to catch so they can get the one they have down to the ground to get back as quick as possible?

So much for subtelty. Theres going to be so many emergancy vehicles by the time they dont take it as a prank, the OB units will have arrived, never mind the hawks. And the security surveillance drone from the base?:rainbowhuh:

God, I remember years ago when you first teased this. Been so looking forward to it, so have an upvote and insta-fav!

Yet another to add to my 'read later' list.

Welcome to Kansas. Watch that first step.

Uff da, that poor man, that poor unicorn. 'tis a horrible way to meet, to be sure. Mr. Bruener is going to have some serious words for Twilight, once everything is sorted.


Omg... yes... YES

Been waiting for a really good PoE fic.

K-State Veterinary Medicine is one of the top-ranked vet schools in the country.

As Terry Pratchett said, if your grandmother dies, it's the will of God, but if your cow dies, well, that was an expensive cow...

Okay, forget Bruener, Redheart is going to have Twilight's head for this.

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. ... Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us."

H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

Okay, you had me on the WotW quote. I'm definitely tracking this one.

In all honesty, that's probably my favorite "classic" novel.

Considering the lack of m6 or Twiggles tag I'd say they're probably in equestria facing whatever made Twilight try to evacuate the whole town.



No dark or tragedy tag, so I guess nopony is going to die.

Oh my word this is SO fascinating! I truly love fanfics that bring into play actual research on complicated procedures, be it The Maretian with his detailed understanding of space flight or this really interesting insight into emergency medical procedure. I think I would have paid money to see the face of the person you asked your question to. XD Can't wait for the next chapter!

Hell, the readers would murder me in my sleep if I did that to Dinky.

Can confirm. Do not mess with Best Filly.

In any case, going by previews, the situation does eventually stabilize in a positive state, but it's going to be one heck of a trip on the way to that relative equilibrium. Looking forward to the journey.

This is feeling weirdly like 1632. That’s a compliment ^^ I love competent protagonists

By the way, if you really want to see somebody looking confused, go to your local emergency management agency and ask just what their process would be for a few hundred aliens dropped into a field just outside of town

Please tell me you actually did this.
(What were the results?)

Upside with Ponyville's doctors found the filly will live, down side poor thing might lose her leg :( Let's hope it's just a bad scar in the end. Not really sure what the limits of healing spells are, they might be able to fix her leg.

9557795 Besides, grandma didn't contribute much to the milk supply anyway. (snerk)
9557872 You know, when anybody says this to George RR Martin, he gets out his knife...
9557878 We actually have a doctor at our church who I worked out some of the details with, and an EMT with military experience who did some others. It was interesting how their approaches differed. The doctor (being used to the hospital with a near-infinite supply of typed and cross-matched whole blood and the full suite of medical support) insisted that a tourniquet should not be applied while doing all the surgical things doctors do, and the EMT was like "Place it, yank like hell, and pack the wound with Celox for immediate transport." POV I suppose.
9557934 Yep. Walked right up to the Manhattan Emergency Response booth at the Riley County Fair and started with those magic words, "I'm an author, and..." It's amazing how a lot of emergency response depends on emergency response nearby, like if the Lutheran church is throwing a party and borrowing tables from the Baptists, chairs from the Catholics, plates from the Methodists, etc... It makes a lot of sense, though. Tornadoes (our form of urban renewal here) only take out relatively small sections of country, so it makes no sense for *every* county to be prepped for all that gear. Also, with Ft. Riley nearby, any mass casualty event includes the MPs being notified. When they lose a helicopter, the cops might get there first, but the MPs are right on their tail, and all kinds of vehicles and people in digicam inside an hour or two have the whole area sealed off.
9557959 A lot of East/West coasters consider flyover country to be populated with indians, cacti, and wheat, but we have one of the best microsurgery teams in KU Med (admittedly 'in the area' should be added) as well as fine living conditions, fairly low housing costs, and pretty darned good people, for the most part. Widget could not be in better hands unless she was whisked off to Walter Reed.


You know, when anybody says this to George RR Martin, he gets out his knife...

I outright disbelieve that anyone ever says that to George R. R. Martin...

They’ll still think you’re crazy, but won’t lock you up.

Can't help thinking of → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGyBwX-Mu4w

Sadly a lot of people seem to be under the impression the "Fly over states" are filled with toothless uneducated hillbillies who all work on great depression era farmsteads.

Good thing Steve was an army medic before. The guardspony giving him orders must have helped with getting his brain into the right gear, instead of the cogs starting to come loose.

Also, things will get weird once the immediate emergency is over, everybody has had a time to take a few breaths, and start to think about what the heck just happened. Looking forwards to seeing it!

Good thing the show has established that ponies are extremely resistant to blunt trauma. (Twilight probably called it even when Derpy took that stone sphere hit for her in the movie. But is likely still wary of pianos from the sky.)

If that poor filly hadn't landed on the blade the worst injuries would probably be some minor bone fractures.

Although on second thought there are all those elderly ponies from the retirement home. Hopefully ponies don't have an osteoporosis equivalent.

Hopefully there are someponies with the same blood type so they can do a transfusion.

Well written and an utterly fascinating premise, so here's another story for my favorites list.

You're really showing your work here, and I love it.

Wow, that got serious way quicker than I expected after the general hilarity of the Harry Potter fic.

Kansas strikes me as a good area to crash land (so to speak). I mean, it worked well for SupermanOf course, I'm assuming Smallville is in Kansas. I suppose it could be Nebraska.. :pinkiehappy: Guess I have another story to follow.
Being a writer covers a lot of odd bases. Gives a person reasons to have books like guides to poison and autopsies. My original stuff (which isn't published) has lead me down weird avenues. Like learning when mustard gas was introduced during the Great War (aka WW1) and lifestyles of colonial America.

Speaking of, are ambulances in your area allowed to exceed the speed limit? Most places they're not, and they have wireless telemetry onboard.

I'm also surprised about packing a wound with celox without assessing whether the TQ was enough first. Obviously it's not a bad idea for the PT but in a mass casualty event celox comes in handy for junctional hemmorhage where nothing else will do the job. At least it's not quickclot though, nothing like giving the patient the gift of a stroke.


Widget could not be in better hands unless she was whisked off to Mayo Clinic.



With the Superbowl last year and the Final Four last weekend taking place in the Twin Cities, as I understand it the hoards of non-midwesterner visitors were pretty complementary. The news keeps going on about the economic boost and how organizers are salivating over other potential major events to host. Of course, the Twin Cities were already the cultural capitol of the upper-Midwest (sorry Chicago) and historically a big center of manufacturing and technology and medicine with 3M and Medtronic and Honeywell and the U of M's rather prominent medical programs.

Of course, speaking of being uneducated, some things could be said about sportsball nuts and the dumbass kids who get conned into bed with the NCAA's hair-raisingly abusive contracts.

9558196 Ooo, we haf a Minne-sootian here, don't cha' know. :pinkiehappy:
9558178 I can't say for sure about Kansas, but I've seen them blow by me like I'm parked, so I presume so. Tourniquets and Celox are important for the critical task of keeping all the red stuff from leaking out, particularly when you have no red stuff to pump back in. As an aside, I donated blood yesterday using the 'double-red' machine. Quite worth it, because I hate needles, and this way I get poked only half as often.
9558041 Or Granny Smith.
9558016 Yeah, dropping an alien on unprepared people could easily wind up with shots being fired from the panic.
9558006 True. It's only half of us. (I kid, I kid)
9557990 Or at least twice.
"I don't see why you don't tell him. It's not like he'd kill--"
"Yes, he would! He laughed when I told him the first time!"

Me too.
Haven't been to Manhattan in about a decade. I just remember it being much, much hillier than southern Kansas.

Open as many Celox packs as you can lay your hands on! Do you know what his blood type is?"

"P-negative," said the nurse, as Steve’s brain had conveniently pigeonholed the pony into that human category as not to cause any additional mental strain on a mind that just wanted to stand there and stare.

"Crap," he muttered while fixing the tourniquet right above the bloody injury and giving it a firm yank. "I know we don’t have that kind of blood at the hospital."

"A-am I going to die?" sobbed a very female voice from the little pony, who had not quit hanging onto the farmer with her good forehoof while bawling her lungs out. "It hurts! It hurts so much!"

There's a typo here, or you left something out. It's one of the two.

I think its more of an artistic assumption, like the guy take a shot in the dark. Unless I read the passage wrong originally cause I thought he was just guessing basically. Like a shock response, start Triage, start treating, kinda thing.

I'm guessing it's a case of the medic not being able to tell if the unicorn is a colt or a filly, and going with male pronoun by default.

Royal Guard aint phased by the moving box with dongles, cos he probably has to deal with the Flim Flam brothers and their self mobile gear. :trollestia:

That, and hes from Ponyville, which means the Luggage might have passed by recently.:derpytongue2:

So far, so good. Juud a good realignment jig and some medical superglue?

As for a nice long road being limited to two lanes? Just watch how quick extra lanes or a whole new road can be dropped if needed. Mulberries went down overnight.:eeyup:

9558273 That's unfair. *Everything* is hillier than Western Kansas. In fact, Kansas has scientifically been proven to be flatter than a pancake. Can't argue with that. It's science.
9558297 Well, he's a little busy to look under her tail...
9558314 Google Streetview goes a ways out onto 77, so you can get an idea on how much earthmoving it would take to get two more lanes on that thing. Answer: lots.

Oooh~ I *love* first contact scenarios... can't wait to read more!

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