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You can't give up your laughter, cause you're scared of a little pain~. Writing to relieve PTSD. Enjoy my misery <3 you all. Discord: dougtheloremaster#0390


Rainbow Dash's mom receives a letter about her daughter's heroism in combat. Now she sits, shaking and trying her best to keep it together as she reads the letter at the kitchen table with tears coursing down. Her daughter was a hero. Was. You see, Captain Rainbow "Danger" Dash of the 91st Wing...isn't coming home.

EDIT: I was contacted and a brony (Seal2001) did a translation of it in Chinese. It's beautifully done and I think it deserves some love. You can find it in the following link

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This is so sad, great writing.

It isn't often i find a story that is genuinely good. Honestly, this story was just well played out in general.

Always remember the fallen heroes who has given their lives in the name of freedom

Beautifully done

This is beautiful... I have no other words... This was simply beautiful.

Ya got my eyes watery. Good on ya.
This was wonderful, with a perfect image of a hero.

Damn that’s unfortunate

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

This was heartwrenching and at the same time...


...Sorry, can't resist.

Fudge, that was heartbreaking.

The past makes a great tale, all credit to my life for giving me such engaging writing material. <3

I appreciate that, thank you~

I am glad you were able to enjoy it~

very true. That road however, inspires those left behind to go further. A worthy sacrifice.

I am glad you enjoyed this!

Oh my! I started crying in class ooof
Amazing story!!

Aw, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.

Comment posted by Autumnblazelover61 deleted Feb 7th, 2020
Comment posted by DougtheLoremaster deleted Feb 5th, 2020

You know, as a Rainbow Dash fan, and the fact we both share the nickname 'Danger', I felt moved by this

Nice use of Lighting Dust and a good emotionally charged story overall. Excellent work.

This was a wonderful, powerful short story; you had me in tears so fast. The scene at the front door with Spitfire and the other 'Bolts was just so heartbreaking. Dash having a little foal of her own and leaving Windy to take care of; absolutely CRUSHING!:raritycry: I'm putting this one in the personal library; this story is a MAJOR keeper. Kudos fort this story! Top Notch! :pinkiehappy:

I'm not crying....

Big fillies don't cry...

I'm crying.

Deeply touching and deeply fitting. Thank you.

This wasn't writing.

This was art.

Nicely done. As a former serviceman, this is poignant.

Nicely done. :)

Thank you for your sacrifice. No one gets out unscathed.


Not the most appropriate of moments to mention this, but...

Right now we are surrounded, the doors are barricaded and I’m scared. My unit is all that’s left. We were ambushed and now we are waiting, as those bastards claw at the timbers in the door. Waiting to die.

We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the bridge and Second Hall. We are still holding...but hope … The pool is up to the wall at West-gate. The end comes soon. We hear drums, drums in the deep. They are coming.

The quote is edited.

You got the reference~
Now only 19 more easter eggs remain. Do you have the guts to go for the glory and find them all?

Wait, that was intentional? :pinkiegasp:

I never noticed anything else and I don't read much military stuff, so I doubt I'll find any more, but maybe a slow examination will yield something. (I speed-read this fic after the refence in my haste to comment.)

Every story I write contains about 20 Easter egg references, yes on purpose. Happy hunting~ <3

I assume this story is set in the Crystal War timeline. Goodness knows we need more stories about it. Thank you for a moving tale.

Pulchritudinous writing.
I tried to hold the tears, I couldn't.

All life is a riddle, full of rapture and sorrow
For us to rise up, we must all live for tomorrow
In this one fleeting moment, please hear Harmony’s song
In this one fleeting moment, let it make your soul strong.
In this same fleeting moment
You must fight on
For Them

Thank you so much for this heart-rending story.

Hooyah, Soldier. I myself am in the process of talking to a Navy Recruiter. We're just waiting on a day for my physical

The training will be hell, but remember it's not for you. It's for something greater than one.
Never stop fighting. Never stop trying. You got this.

I already know this. My nana and papa are retired Navy, one of my uncles is a retired AE1 and my other uncle is stationed in Japan as an FC

Kind of reminds me of The Torch be Ours

Great story. It made miss my father, he was a WWII vet.

I'm sure you'll meet again on:
"shady hills, and sunny shores."
Thank you for reading. Remember to share your memories with those that come after you. <3 /)

Well, that hurts. Twice in less than one hour now, you've made me cry. Bravo.

If this wasn't a sad fic, I would feel bad about that. I'm glad you enjoyed it. <3

Is everypony a soldier in this AU,where Equestria has been at war for apparently generations?
Great story, still.

Only the survivors.
Glad you enjoyed it~

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