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Geek boy, aspiring writer, and proud Brony with a story to tell.


While out for dinner, Sunrunner and Flash Sentry entertain Twilight Sparkle and Quiver Quill with stories of their time in the Royal Guard. From their time in the Academy to their adventures on the night of Nightmare Moon's return, they tell the tale of how they became friends and forged the bond they have today.

Part of the Quiververse

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Thanks very much for getting the story started (as well as the fair warning concerning the long wait on the next chapter) . I really appreciate that. Excellent work on the exchanges, characterizations and future chapter set-up. Greatly enjoyed the show and discussion of the preparations for the double date in addition to the mentions of Sunset. And, yeah, I can definitely understand the curiosity concerning how Sunrunner and Flash first met. And great use of the Ramsey Expy and glad to see Twilight and company actually be treated with respect by the restaurant staff. Certainly a big improvement over the difficulty in getting a cab in Manehattan.

Anyway, certainly looking forward to more of this, but I can definitely respect that real world concerns need to come first.

Thank you. The real world issues are being dealt with a little bit at a time, but alas, not all of them are going away any time soon.

Wonderful chapter, as always, and it's great to see you back, Echo!
Looking forward to Chapter 2, however long the wait may be.
As to the wait between chapters:

The real world issues are being dealt with a little bit at a time, but alas, not all of them are going away any time soon.

Been there, done that myself, sadly.
You worry about dealing with those, and we'll be here when they're done and gone.
It's just really great to have you back, hun.
Stay safe and God bless.

Appreciated. The sad thing about this is that I try to cause as few problems as I can, but everyone close to me insists on doing the opposite.

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Yeah, ain't that always the way with some folks?:facehoof:

Looks like a solid start to this story for sure. :twilightsmile: I'm definitely happy to wait for how this will play out. Take all the time you need, Echo my friend. We'll be here. :pinkiesmile:

"Gourmand Ramshead." Damn, that's clever!

Thanks for the kind words and support.

As for the name, it was a case of splitting the difference between the name he has on the Wiki and a punny one of my own. I'm good either way.

Just keep hanging in there Echo, I would think the fact that you got this out is a good sign.

Remember, we are here if you need us. :twilightsmile:

As for the chapter I would agree it is a solid start.

Thank you. I just hope that I'm able to build on this before too long. I'm still optimistic that the second chapter will be out in March, but beyond that, I don't know.

A good start, I'm awaiting the next chapiter.

Eventually, the train reached Canterlot’s train station and slowed to a halt. As its passengers disembarked, three emerged from one of the rear-most carriages, the one unicorn among them pulling cargo behind her. “I am glad that you’ve taken so well to that scarf, Quiver, though you needn’t wear it everywhere.”

Is quiver the unicorn?

“I don’t think any of us are big on alcohol, so no, we’re good.” Flash opened his menu and glanced over the selection. “Wow. I’m not sure what’s more intimidating, how light the menu is or how high the prices are.”

The latter

Twilight stifled a wince before she caught sight of a unicorn stallion approaching their table with bread and drinks. Unlike the younger stallion from earlier, this one was aged and experienced. His coloring reminded her of Applejack without her freckles and his brow was creased, his cutie mark a ball of flame. “Good evening and welcome to Tartarus’ Kitchen, Princess Twilight Sparkle!” He laid out their drinks and bread. “Do forgive me, but I make it a point of greeting the royalty whenever they visit.”

“No apologies necessary, Chef Ramshead, I’m honored.” She gestured to her party. “Allow me to introduce Lieutenants Flash Sentry and Sunrunner, and Mister Quiver Quill.”

No way

“Was her name by any chance ‘Sunset Shimmer’?” At the chef’s nod, Sunrunner smiled. “She and I are cousins. Practically sisters.”

Yea, I would be keeping a distance from her.

A sad smile crossed his face. “Been a long time since I’ve heard her name.” The waiter from earlier approached, at ease with pen and notepad in his magical grip, and listened as his boss continued, “Anyway, you aren’t here to hear me grouse. Do you need more time to think over your orders?”

Was he friends with her or something?

“Twilight’s kept me in the loop about Sunset Shimmer, don’t worry.” He smirked. “She and I might have some words if we ever meet, but something tells me that’s still a while to come.” He turned to Twilight and prompted, “Unless…”

Twilight shook her head. “As much as I’ve figured out about how the portals work, for now it’s on the back burner while I focus on other issues.”

What does that mean?

Thank you. Hoping to get the next chapter out in March.

Quiver is an Earth pony. The speaker was meant to be Rarity.

The implication is that Gourmand Ramshead knew and remembered Sunset Shimmer from when she was a little filly, as her family had been patrons of his restaurant. As for your other questions, you might want to look at the rest of the entries in my storyline. That should clear things up.

Entries in your storylines?

Yes. This is the latest entry in a long series, and Twilight's research into the portal between Equestria and the human world has been an ongoing plot point.

I may have to read those.

Please do. Hopefully, you'll enjoy them.

Well wait. Love this universe of yours and this just gives me an excuse to reread it while I wait.

Appreciated, thanks. Again, however, I hope the wait isn't too long.

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