'Fire Tan' A former Red guard marks-mare finds herself in a post cold war nuclear Apocalypse world, after finding her former commander 'red shine' she finds her self in the midst of an invasion on USA mainland.
'Fire Tan' A former Red guard marks-mare finds herself in a post cold war nuclear Apocalypse world, after finding her former commander 'red shine' she finds her self in the midst of an invasion on USA mainland.
There are no Real Plot line besides my general idea because the story is by the reader's ideas and the OC owner's decision upon events.
A misty morning on the West Germaney wall, soldiers patrolling the checkpoints are just having an average day as usual. Talking jokes about the supposed war and sipping coffee in the morning light, while most of the barrack is still asleep. This seemed as normal as any day, when suddenly the roaring thunder of the MI-24 Hinds escorted by the soaring SU-25 and Pegasus soldiers taking out the unexpected patrol helicopter and the Hinds sending whoever that is still in the slumber in the barracks to hell with their 122mm anti-ground missiles and covering the ground with lead as the tide of Soviet war machine rushed towards the front lead by T-80s and T-62s and elite guards leaped off of their BTR-80 and their 7.62mm bullets pierced the bodies of the guarding soldiers...... This was how everyone thought the end of the world would have started. Or so was what might have happened in another world.
1990. The USSPR (Union of Soviet Socialist Pony Republic) under the leadership of Marekhail Gormanechev after suffering great both political loss and military loss in both the war against Afghanistan and the Coltan Missile crisis. In one last desperate attempt to turn the tide and keep the Union standing, a invasion of Alaska was conducted on 1990/12/19 hoping that the Americans won’t respond overly aggressive. Unfortunately, what was meant to be a conventional conflict turned nuclear when a weather balloon launch that happened the next day was mistaken for a SIMM (Solar Interstellar Magic Missile) launch. Knowing full well, that if in a full out war situation they would need every second they have to launch as many missile as possible, and with the leadership being under extreme pressure the order was given without any thought, it was soon later when the missiles were launched, They realized their mistake. As the missiles made their way across the planet. The world had seemed to be in a fury of self-destruction as it seemed as every nation unleashed hell upon each other. The war ended abruptly, without victors only fire.
1991. A year had passed, although the heat from the larger SIMMs had faded, many places around the world still was filled with wasteland that was just solid rocks as the intense heat reduced the ground to molten rocks and eventually cooled down. As the winter had finally passed, and the sun shined again over the cooling planet and under the flags of the old world, a new chapter of war had begun.
In a town on the outskirts of Mosscow the day started out like any other, with the familiar shine in the sky that never seems to be bright enough to warm up the earth and the smell of rust from the outdated farm equipment of the locals. It was just like any other day The Pegasus clearing the sky and making sure that enough sunlight gets to the field for the Earth Ponies to grow their crops and the Unicorns working in the factory to keep the export going, everything was normal. Fire Tan had just finished her shift as the town security, her main duties are enforcing laws and making sure everypony stays in line, although her small build made it seem like she poses no threat, but the SVT-40 that is always around her proved otherwise. As the day had ended she had just begun to her trot towards home when she remembered that her house key was still left in the Commissar’s office building’s security lounge, with a few quick trip back she made her way to the Commissar’s office building, it was a sturdy building made out of well-cut white stones with made a great contrast with the surrounding houses which are mostly wooden cabins. She stepped in and sure enough, the commissar was already waiting for her. His office was well decorated with paintings wood flooring and with the old radio broadcasting the old red army choirs.
He looked at Fire Tan and asked ‘’looking for dis dah?’’ he held up the keys for her to see.
‘’my bad, comrade commissar Hammer Will.’’ Fire Tan said with a bit of nervousness.
‘’Remember the time you forgot your ammo on that convoy ambush against the rebels in Fin-land?’’ He laughed.
‘’Yeah…… about dat.’’ She blushed.
‘’Here you go comrade, and please don’t lose it again.’’ Fire Tan grabbed the keys and was about turn around and dash for the door when a flash appeared on the horizon. It was a flash like no other, almost like the sun had crashed into earth, and as the initial light died down, the blinding lights were replaced with the familiar Rainboom cloud that had appeared on every security poster except unlike the poster this one was just a plain brown. As the town folks regained their senses they all realized what was happening, the SIMM (Solar Interstellar Magic Missile) had hit Mosscow. There was a few moments of quiet before the roaring thunder of the blast wave was heard on the horizon. Fire Tan while still dazed was dragged off by Hammer Will into a hidden shelter that was behind one of the giant paintings.
‘’Aghhh!’’ as Fire Tan regained her senses, Hammer Will was already up.
‘’12 marekrov ammo, 5 days of food ration. We can survive here till the initial fallout dies out.’’ Hammer Will said.
‘’What about the others?!’’ Fire Tan asked.
‘’They won’t make it.’’ Hammer Will said with a dark and cold tone. The thought of that the no pony would survive sent a cold shock down her spine. But knowing the effects of the Solar Blast and the heat it would have gave off, she calmed herself and sat down. The bunker was in total silence the only sounds are the muffled cracking of the fire outside. Cozy cabins were turned into ovens and the world outside was burning, a few screams of agony could be heard, each one of them pierced Fire Tan’s heart. She never thought she would ever be so helpless that she can’t lend a hand to the ones who needs it, and all she could do is sit. The only other sound was the old radio, still playing as if nothing happened. As the day came to an end, the radio stopped along with it.
‘’I guess the signal died.’’ Hammer Will said. And with that the Last signal and the Old world died.
As the first day had finally passed in the bunker, both ponies had gone without sleep, as they got up for the morning Hammer Will served up some canned hay, although both weren’t in the mood to eat, there wasn't much else to do.
‘’Well, are we gonna try to find some pony folks outside?’’ Fire Tan broke the silence and spoke up.
‘’I’m gonna check it out later today, although there might be survivors, it’s most likely that they won’t be friendly. Our first priority would be to check on the armory, and make sure NOPONY gets their hands on those weapons, the last thing we want is an-’’
Hammer Will was cut off by the sound of a shotgun blast, and it seem to be on the bunker door.
‘’Get The F**k out of there you Communist F**ks!’’ a heavy grunt was heard outside followed by a loud kick on the door.
‘’Damn it! I knew this would happen. Why didn't I keep the Weapons down here in the First place?’’ Hammer Will said with frustration. ‘’You stay here! That's an Order!’’ He said as he walked up towards the door.
Fire Tan watched Hammer Will as he approached the door, ‘’what do you want from us?’’ he said.
The pony outside didn't respond, but judging by the voice he was a stallion. After a few moments it would have almost seemed that the threat was over and they can resume their breakfast/planning session. When suddenly with a loud bang, The Bunker door was rammed open and an object was thrown inside the bunker.
‘’Grenade!’’ Hammer Will grabbed the Grenade and tried to toss it outside the door as slammed close and the grenade bounced back inside the bunker. As both ponies ducked for cover the grenade went off.
As Fire Tan was Once again dazed from the explosion she sees three figures rush inside, they saw Fire Tan in the corner.
‘’ So it was this lil bi**h that was locking us out?’’ one of the stallion said to the other.
‘’wait. I thought I heard a Stallion’s voic-’’ three gun shots gone off. And the three stallions fell over. It would have appeared that all three of them didn't realize that Hammer Will was in the opposite corner and had his marekrov lock and loaded.
As Hammer Will got back up, he patted the dust off of his coat and reached for Fire Tan. ‘’grab my hoof.’’
Fire Tan nodded and held on his hoof, Hammer Will pulled her up and said: ‘’ this is not gonna be safe for us anymore, we should go check the armory and make a run for Leningrad I know the garrison commander there.’’
‘’Red Shine, right?’’ Fire Tan asked.
‘’How do you know his name?’’ Hammer Will asked back.
‘’He was my former commander when I still served in the 14th Guards Division.
‘’Well, we better not keep him waiting then, that is if he still is alive. Pack your bags and grab all the food you can carry, we gotta go, fast.’’
As the Two ponies finished packing their bags, it was time to make a run out of the town, as they checked for any remaining hostile, Fire Tan looked outside the bunker and though one of the blasted open front door saw the world in ruins, any wood made houses were burned to the ground, a few stone structure can still be made out what they use to be, the blast from the magic was so strong that even the commissar’s office had been badly damaged, cracks littering the wall, fortunately the structure was still relatively stable.
‘’Gee, good thing that repair on the office came on time, or else we would all be meat cakes.’’ Fire Tan thought to herself.
‘’Come on, we need to see if anything is still left in the armory, a marekrov with 9 rounds won’t keep us safe.’’ Hammer Will said.
As he and Fire Tan made their way to the security lounge where the armory was located, It would have appear that the armory doors had been opened, it seems like Fire Tan also forgot to lock the door before she left for home.
‘’That tis ODD, the door isn’t damaged at all and nobody here knows how to pick look, wait, the keys were with you when the war started right?’’ as Hammer Will said that he turned around and stared at Fire Tan in a disappointed look.
‘’Well…You see...I...Well…Uhm, I was in a hurry so I didn't really remember……’’ Fire Tan said embarrassed.
‘’Whelp, there goes our chance to rearm.’’ Hammer Will said as he hoofpalmed.
‘’Wait! I still have an idea, I kept my service rifle in my house across the town! I think I kept some ammo with it.’’ Fire Tan said as she sprung up in excitement.
‘’ Now that you mentioned that I think I’ll check my safe, I think I left some equipment there when I first arrived here for political officer duty.’’ Hammer Will said. ‘’And no way it would have been missing, since you weren’t in charge of the password.’’ he said to Fire Tan.
‘’I’m sorry about the armory.’’ Fire Tan said with her head down.
‘’Nah, is just a joke comrade, I don’t blame you.’’ Hammer Will said as her reached around Fire Tan’s shoulders to try to cheer her up.
Sure enough, after checking the safe, there was a well-kept, military standard issued flak vest and some ammo for the marekrov that Hammer Will is carrying.
‘’ alright lets go search your house.’’ Hammer Will said as e field dressed himself and rearmed his gun.
The way to Fire Tans house was short, but along that path she felt like as if it was an eternity, she could remember all the houses and the pony-folks who use to live in them, but now? All that reminds her of her ‘Home’ was just burning ash and the dead silence on the streets accompanied by the (1.Solar Shadows) of the victims still carved into the earth. Although, the town had just gone through a solar blast it was odd that there wasn’t any sign that any other pony besides the three stallions that had attacked them had survived. After arriving to Fire Tan’s house, or what’s remaining of it, they heard noises from the ruins of the house.
‘’Come on get it open already!’’ an unknown voice said worried and weak
‘’ Okay, Okay! It’s almost open, I just need to make sure that we get was in there, I’ve seem that rifle stashed in here, if we get that we can defend ourselves.’’ Said
Another voice, but this one feels like a stallion.
‘’Upon closer inspection, they appear to be a couple that had survived. One of them was picking the lock, or at least trying to and the other one is slumped against the wall.
‘’Hey put your hooves up!’’ Hammer Will shouted and rushed out before Fire Tan could have said or done anything different, The Stallion ran towards his partner and attempted to carry his partner. Realizing Hammer Will had a gun, the stallion seemed to have gave up and began sobbing.
‘’First the Missiles hit and then my wife gets shot and now you? Now what? You’re going to shoot us or rob us?’’ The Stallion cried out as he slowing slump down on the wall besides who seems to be his wife.
‘’Hey I know you! You’re Ms. Kommniov from the Ammo Factory!’’ Fire Tan jumped up out of the cover and called out. ‘’What happened to you?’’
‘’ She’s been shot! That's What!’’ The Stallion yelled
‘’ Watch who you’re speaking to! This here is former Captain of the 14 Guard Division.’’ Hammer Will replied with a harsh voice.
‘’ Yeah right like if any-pony still gives a flying feather about your stupid union!’’ The Stallion replied with a scent of sarcasm.
‘’YOU bastard! I have the authority to execute you in the name of treason against the motherland!’’ Hammer Will shouted as he leveled his gun towards the stallions head.
‘’ Stop it! Both of you! We are all in this together, I will not stand idle and watch my former comrade and town-folks tear each other apart!’’ Fire Tan Shouted with an unusual authority.
The two stallions stopped and levelled their minds, after that Fire Tan went to retrieve her rifle, it’s an old SVT-40, and it’s the family passing that has gone through Fire Tan’s family it started with her grandfather ‘Fire Blaze’ who used it in the great patriotic war against Germaney and then her father ‘Fire Glow’ who continued to use it in the Vladivostok Campaign against China and now Fire Tan serving her though the Finnish Campaign, throughout all these years the shine had worn off and appeared in a bleached brown it has a USSPR sign engraved on the stock, although a relic from a long gone time, it still works well as it was well conditioned and well kept. Now with the rifle by her side she is ready for the wasteland.
‘’Lets patch up Ms. Kommniov up and get settle for the night, Fire Tan! You’re on watch!’’ Hammer Will said. ‘’ and you civilian, keep your wife safe and watch what you say!’’
With that the party of four prepared for the night, and tomorrow they will set for Leningrad.
1. Solar Shadow, it's a direct reference to nuclear shadow, where the immense heat caused by a nuclear detonation bleach the earth and the shadow are casted by the object or pony that was in that position when the blast occurred, in this case the SIMM blast.
The night was calm with no signs of life anywhere, the only thing that stands out in the landscape is the blue moon and the bright clear stars hanging in the sky, everything else is just a reminder of the old world, after the initial heat that evaporated the town, the only structures standing are the Commissar’s office and the other stone made structures. As Fire Tan looks around her she sees the small camp the rest of the group had made, a small fire is surrounded by the other 3 ponies, sitting around the fire, Ms.Tommniov and her husband slumping together sleeping while Hammer Will is still awake. As she turns back around she hears a familiar tune from behind her, turning around again, Hammer Will was playing a Harmonica. The song was Moscow nights, feeling curious and having nothing to do she turned around and asked Hammer Will:
‘’Where did you get that?’’ Fire Tan asked with a sense of awkwardness, she never was good at talking to superiors, they usually make her nervous.
‘’hmm?’’ Noticing Fire Tan’s presence, he stops and cleans it with a cloth from his pocket and gently puts it back into a brass case with carvings on it. ‘’I got this back when I was serving in Finland.’’
‘’You served in Finland too?’’ Fire Tan said slightly surprised. ‘’Never heard of you. Why were you there and how did you get the Harmonica?’’
‘’You ask a lot of questions you know that comrade? But since you asked, I’ll tell you.’’ Hammer Will paused for a second, ‘’before I was selected to be a political officer I use to serve in the 14 Guards Division just like you, I had a special pony there, ‘Berry Sunshine’ she was a combat engineer, her skills are amazing but her cooking?’’ He stopped and rubbed his belly with his hoof to show his appreciation.
‘’Well, she isn’t here when I got here, you guys broke up?’’ Fire Tan asked.
‘’No, she’s gone, the supply convoy she was in was ambushed she never made it out, after the news I went to her bunk to weep for her and under the pillow I found this…’’ pulling his Harmonica out again. The carving was ‘to my fair Hammer Will’ with that he paused in silence.
‘’I’m sorry, sir didn't know.’’ Fire Tan said as she reached over trying to comfort Hammer Will, but before she could reach him, Hammer Will caught her hoof in the
Air and moved in closer.
‘’You look just like her you know that? ’Hammer will said with a look that Fire Tan had never seen before. ‘’shy, well discipline, deadly with a rifle and most importantly….’’ Hammer Will said as he reached for Fire Tan’s Mane.
‘’STOP!! Comrade! You’re scaring me!’’ Fire Tan yelled out, waking the couples in the other corner. She had never seen that look in Hammer Will’s eyes, it was like a kid seeing a Candy, an obsessive look.
Realizing his mistake. Hammer Will stopped and regained his senses. ‘’That was my fault comrade, sorry, it’s just that you reminded me of her.’’ Hammer Will sensing the awkwardness, ‘’I’ll take the shift now I’ll wake you up when your shift is up.
‘’ye-ah….’’ Fire Tan replied with uncertainty. Still shaken by her experience, she calms the couples and tried to sleep. On her bedroll, she just kept rethinking what Hammer Will said, eventually she came to the conclusion that Hammer Will just got too lonely and took her for his special some-pony. ’’Yeah…that's it.’’ she whispered to herself as she fell asleep.
(The next day)
Fire Tan woke up to see Hammer Will sitting beside her. Still awake.
‘’did you sleep? You never called me up.’’ Fire Tan asked confused at why she didn't get called.
‘’No, can’t stand waking you up.’’ Hammer Will Replied with a smile.
As the morning sun risen over the group of survivors. Fire Tan and Hammer Will had awaken and after packing up and tearing down the camp, Hammer Tan consulted the other two ponies.
‘’ We are heading for Leningrad comrades, I know a garrison commander there, he will ensure our safety, and if he isn’t there, we still have the Leningrad fort garrison, they can’t have fallen.’’ Hammer Will said as he picked up his backpack and was about to leave when Ms. Tommniov called out.
‘’I’m still wounded, I can’t walk across half of the Union! Why don’t we head to Moscow instead, I’m sure the Kremlin can keep the city stable.’’ As she said that the stallion beside her nodded.
‘’Okay, that won’t work, first of all a SIMM was detonated on Moscow, the heat could have evaporated everything and every-pony there, and even if the SIMM didn't what do you think about the rebels? Even out here far from downtown we already had rebels, Goddess knows what could be there?’’ Hammer Will replied ‘’actually what is your name Civilian?’’ He said as he pointed at the stallion.
‘’Names Mr. Tommislav, about time you asked for that, Civilian isn’t my name you know?’’ The stallion replied with a tone that was slightly more friendly than usual.
As Mr. Tommislav finished his sentence, Mr. Tommniov called out to Hammer Will worried, ‘’ If Moscow is destroyed what makes Leningrad different?’’
‘’The Leningrad fort has a nuclear shelter that is both self-sufficient and well protected by a garrison and both me and Former Captain Fire Tan here are the garrison commander’s friend, so we have a better chance there, plus if we find a working automobile we can make the trip in days, until then we will take care of you and your wife.’’ Hammer Will finished by patting Fire Tan’s shoulder saying ‘’Plus Fire Tan here can pick an apple clean off a tree with her rifle from more than 500 yards, right?’’ He said jokingly.
Fire Tan smiled slightly with shyness at the complement. After the group picked up their belonging, they were on their way.
The trip was long and dull and the land was odd, fleshly melt snow and cloud blocking the sun, the world seemed dark and unsettling the first hours was filled with jokes and random conversations but soon it was just complaints after complaint, it would seem that Ms. Tommniov is having a hard time with her wounds and Mr. Tommislav is also tired after having to help his wife walking through the wasteland. Along the road a few cars can be seen, but they all seem burned out or busted. After another few more hours. The sigh of a small town was up ahead.
‘’Finally~ I’m almost gonna faint!’’ Fire Tan said with great relief and instantly collapsed on the ground laughing, ‘’I don’t even know if we are gonna be able to find
ANYTHING today, I hope I can find something to drink in the town.’’
Hammer Will laughed and pulled her up from the ground, ‘’I’m sure the Blast didn't burn out ALL the food, I’m sure there are something left there.’’
Just then a window on one of the town house opened and an object poked out of it slowly a shine coming from it.
Having a soldier instinct. ‘’Get DOWN!’’ Hammer Will yelled as he pushed Fire Tan beside a busted car, and ducked behind a tree while Mr. Tommislav tugged Ms. Tommniov behind the car that Fire Tan was at.
‘’On your left!’’ Hammer Will called out to Fire Tan.
‘’Pulling out her rifle, she laid steady aim though the window of the car and held her breath.
‘’Don't shoot yet! I’ll distract him!’’ Hammer Will said as he poked his ushanka out.
It was silence no movement no fired shots nothing, suddenly the pony though the window seemed to have moved sticking the object out even more, as if he was aiming.
‘’NOW!’’ Hammer will called out and the shot was fired in the heat of the moment, the bullet gracefully glided through the air and with a ‘thump’ the pony though the window was down.
‘’Alright threat gone. Move up.’’ Hammer Will signalled the group to move up as he drawn out his pistol.
After finally getting to the house where the pony was seen they busted into the room and found the pony dead on the floor, the shot killed her instantly.
Only then they realized their mistake, the object seemed like a scope was simply a binocular, she appeared to be simply a survivor that just happened to have seen by Hammer Will and Fire Tan.
‘’Damn…’’ Hammer Will said almost with a sense of grief, lowering his hat.
‘’We didn't need to shoot her, but I shot her…’’ Fire Tan saddened, ‘’I never wanted to kill someone innocent.
‘’You should go take a rest I’ll Take care of the body.’’ Hammer Will said while trying to comfort her.
As the group settled down Mr. Tommislav and his wife asked Fire Tan what was wrong but she didn't reply.
As Fire Tan sat down on a chair still thinking back to the event, Hammer Will walked by and put down a bottle of Vodka down.
‘’drink that, it’ll make you feel better comrade.’’ Hammer Will said.
For the rest of the day, the group sat inside the former town hall and everyone was in an awkward mood. Fire Tan won’t speak at all after the incidence and Hammer Will kept to himself too, Mr. Tommislav and Ms. Tommniov just sat away from the other two, both confused at the situation. The room was silent, beside the few coughs that could be heard.
‘’eh…hey, are you alright? I mean that was a pretty nice shot from my view, what’s wrong?’’ Ms. Tommniov said quietly to Fire Tan across the room.
There wasn’t any reply.
‘’Hello? Are you okay?’’ Ms. Tommniov said again slightly louder this time.
Hammer Will on the other hand heard the conversation, or the conversation Ms. Tommniov is trying to have, he cleared his throat and stood up.
‘’Well comrades, I’m going to go check out the rest of the town maybe find something of use.’’ He picked up his Flak vest and pistol and walked out the town hall.
After another moment of silence, Mr. Tommislav finally seemed to have reached his limit. He got up and walked to Fire Tan.
‘’I swear to god! I did not follow you guys to just have you sit your ass down and play the silence game, you know how long we’ve been doing this?........ Actually I don’t know, there isn’t a watch or a clock here.’’ He said.
After a moment Fire Tan seemed to have zoned back in, and after realizing what Mr. Tommislav had said, she replied ‘’I shot an innocent civilian when we were at the town, remember the pony in the tower? She wasn't armed at all, and I killed her.’’
‘’It wasn’t your fault dear, she could have been anyone, rebels troublemakers that could put a bullet in our heads.’’ Ms. Tommniov said as she also walked to Fire Tan and tried to comfort her, ‘’you did the right thing.’’ she said.
‘’But she wasn’t a rebel or any of that, she was just like us.’’ Fire Tan said as she is still in grief and sadden over the incident.
‘’Wanna hear a joke comrade? ’’ As Tommislav sat down beside Fire Tan and grabbed the vodka besides her.
‘’What?’’ Fire Tan said almost in a whimper fashion.
‘’What do you call the Finnish border? The Finish Line!’’(1) Tommislav said as he laughed out. ‘’ Well I’m Finnished with my joke!’’
Fire Tan chuckled for a bit. ‘’Well, thanks comrade.’’
‘’Now how about that drink? I kinda need one after this entire Bomb crap.’’ He said as he opened the bottle and grabbed a few shot glass in his pocket and filled them up.
Fire Tan although not in the mood, she still wasn’t able to resist the vodka in front of her. She grabbed a shot and downed it.
‘’ are you seriously drinking in front of another MARE right in front of me?’’ Ms. Tommniov called out.
‘’What? You can join.’’ Tommislav said as he handed a shot glass to her, and drank one.
‘’Fine, but never again.’’ Tommniov said as she soften up and took the shot.
In moments the room was filled with laughter and unrecognizable words.
Meanwhile as the three ponies graced themselves with the Russian liquid gold, Hammer Will was still scavenging the town.
The town was small just like Fire Tan’s home town, except this one seemed to have no survivors these small towns were just a single row of buildings down a middle street that ran though the town, and most of them had a simple making, on one side you have the town hall, where the commissar and security is, also the only SIMM proof building in town, then the depot where exports and imports come and go to keep the town running, then there is the factory, where the main processing is done, and lastly the general shop where ponies use their ration ticket and money to buy their items. And on the other side of the town are all the resident homes. These towns were built to prevent mass destruction of industry, so instead of a whole section filled with factory, these are spread out and safer against incoming attacks from SIMM or just convention bombing.
As Hammer Will checked though the factory there wasn't much of interest besides the raw material which won’t do much good, it seems this factory was stamping steel into what seems to be weapon parts.
‘’Too bad they won’t assemble any weapons here.’’ Hammer Will said to himself as he moved on.
The depot was much better, the supplies that appeared to have come in as the SIMM hit were just some vegetable and canned food. Hammer will filled his backpack with all the canned hay he could fit, for now, they won’t be worrying about food any times soon.
Finally Hammer Will made his way to the General store. The store was already in ruins it seems it had burned down when the SIMMs hit and there are nothing left. Just as Hammer Will was about to leave disappointed, he spots a shine from the side of the store. ‘’If I’m not wrong and this town is set up just like ours, that is the town garage beside the store!’’ He thought, realizing what could be in that pile of rubber, he ran to it and after some brief digging, a moskvitch 412 appeared, it seemed that the roof of the car held firm and garage did well to stop the initial blast and the fire somehow only damaged the front of the car, burning of the paint in the car off.
Not believing his own luck Hammer Will spent the rest of the day clearing a way for the car, and after that he broke through the window and unlocked it, after a moment he realize there wasn’t a key, suddenly bummed out by the fact in frustration Hammer Will slammed his hoof on the steering wheel, with a loud honk, the flap above the steering wheel opened and a key dropped out of it.
Now astonished by his luck he plugged the key in and sure enough, along the rumming of the engine, the car had started, driving back to the town hall he honked, but no pony came out.
‘’What are they doing?’’ He said as he walked inside the town hall.
It was a mess, the three ponies are now all in hangover and are all partially drunk, but thanks to it only being one bottle nobody was knocked out.
Seeing the current condition of his group, he walked outside locked the car and walked back in to get ready for the night.
After cleaning everyone up and fixing up the camp, Hammer Will allowed the rest of the group to sleep, staring outside of the window, Hammer Will thought to himself.
‘’I really need to buy a workers lottery, if that still exists.’’
(1): dis is of great joke only for true kommunists of stronk union.
A new day had arrived and after informing and the group felt overjoyed after hearing the news of the newly found vehicle, Hammer Will consulted the group that he can drive and that there are enough fuel in the car already for them to go long enough that they will reach the next little town or whatever awaits them down the road.
‘’With that car and if we get lucky with finding fuel we can reach Leningrad in maybe a few more days, and with enough food I think we are set for success!’’ Hammer Will said to the group gladly.
As the group moved towards to car and began to move their belonging on to the olden moskvitch. Fire Tan pulled Hammer Will from the group and asked.
‘’You did check the security office right?’’ Fire Tan said slightly concerned. ‘’We could use everything we can find.’’
‘’I thought you checked that!’’ Hammer Will replied almost with a tone of surprise.
After a moment of thought he realized her situation and decide to go check it for himself.
Good Luck for Hammer Will again, the keys he had were useable on every security office in the OMID (Outer Moscow Industrial District), and as it would seem that this town’s population was decimated, as the armory remains untouched and is still full of weapons, unfortunately for him though is that although this armory well stocked, the heavier weapons were locked with a gun lock, and sadly that lock required a different key than the one that Hammer Will had.
‘’Guess my luck just had to run out.’’ He sighed, but realizing he could still pick up some ammo, he stocked up some more 7.62x51 SVT-40 rounds and 7.62x25 Marekov rounds, as a bonus two more Marekov Pistol was found, content with the fact that he can now fully arm every one he went back to the car and after a quick training session where He taught Mr. Tommislav and Ms. Tommniov how to arm the gun, reload aim etc. Skills that the common folks usually don’t have as the Union had banned the common use of firearms.
Finally sure it was time to leave they got on the moskvitch and fired it up. With a crisp ramming sound the car roared to life, and they group drove towards the end of the town.
Just as they were about to leave the town, a stallion walked up the road, the group prepared or at least tried (the two civilians) for a hostile. But upon getting closer, the stallion became clear, a brown bodied stallion with a messy white mane, dressed in a duster and a shirt, on his head was a navy cap, with the black sea navy logo on it, and on his belt was a Nagant Revolver. He looked like an older fella.
The Stallion waved at them and Hammer Will told the group to act calm, after driving closer and stooping by him, Hammer Will rolled down the window.
‘’Isn’t that just nice? Another ALIVE pony… oh wait ponies, you got yourself a nice group there, and the mare in the side seat she yours?’’ He said with a deep but friendly tone as he walked closer and set his hooves on the car door. ‘’Nice car, where you find this?’’
‘’Good day to you comrade! I’ll answer those two question, no she is no-pony’s mare and we found that car in the ruins of the General store garage.’’ Hammer Will said with a tone mixed with both uncertainty and caution.
‘’How about ya get off and we have a chat, haven’t been days since I’ve talked to some-pony else.’’ The Stallion said and signalled the group to get off the car.
In caution Fire Tan whispered to Mr. Tommislav and Ms. Tommniov to stay inside the car and make sure that they are prepared.
As Hammer Will got off the car, although uncertain about the stallion he tried to be casual. They sat down by the car and the stallion pulled out his flask and drank from it. As he is doing so he heard a *click* in the car. His ear twitched but his expression didn't change, all he did was he quietly put down his flask and screwed it back close and placed it back into the coat, as he was doing so he intentionally lifted the coat a bit to reveal the revolver.
‘’Marekov, a bit rusty on the safety the click sounds a bit soft. In the back seat of the car eh? So much for hospitality here.’’ He said with a faint simile. ‘’Anyway I came from Odessa if you can’t tell that from my hat, got caught up in this and well I came here with my partner, what about you?’’
‘’I was stationed in the 5th factory district of the OMID, we are at the 6th one right now. Had to walk quite a way to this place, how is the rest of the country.’’ Hammer Will replied.
‘’Oh the rest of the country? Well it’s either burned or in chaos. All the news station are down, at least the ones in Moscow. The cities either fell or are in martial law, I heard the Kremlin is now secured by a bunch of crazy KGB officers and the premier is nowhere to be found. For me? That doesn’t matter now, we are heading for the lower parts and gonna try to settle there and sit this though.’’ The stallion said as he kept his causal mood.
‘’Why did Marekhail Gormanechev start this war anyways? I thought he wanted a peaceful solution.’’ Hammer Will asked.
‘’Welp, she wasn’t in control of this, the KGB had been trying to undermine her since she got on, and after the Coltan Missile crisis, they leaped at the chance and started an already planned attack on Alaska and they were on their way to get rid of her when the whole war started, Marekhail didn't even understand what happened, she thought the Americans launched an attack and with that the world ended, apparently some-pony mistook a balloon launch for a missile, stupid eh?’’ The stallion finished and stood back up, ‘’well that was a good chat, I should be going now.’’
‘’Thanks comrade.’’ Hammer Will said.
‘’Hold on a second, ya seen a mare here? I had her scouting her while I dealt with a camp down the road.’’ The stallion said.
It was that moment that Hammer Will felt extremely uneasy. ‘’I haven’t seen her comrade.’’ He sees the mare’s grave on the side of the car. ‘’at least he won’t know.’’ he thought to himself with relief.
Just then the stallion pulled out a hoof-held radio and called on it.