Straight out from camp, now these marines will put all their blood, sweat, and their training to their test.
This story is a sequel to Boot Camp
The United States of Equestria is on war with King Sombra's forces in the country of Tryscal. Craig Allison along with other newly trained marines and soldiers from all over the country are now send half around the world to the country Tryscal to help topple the dictatorial government and saves it's people from misery.
*story sets after Rainbow Rocks and during the events of Friendship games.
*contains war stuff which is obviously gorey and political things.
Well hello there, this is your author speaking. I assume you’ve read my previous work? If so, I hope you enjoyed it.You might be wondering what happened before then, and how did Ally get drafted? I’ll explain everything soon..
This is Tryscal. A middle east country that produces not just oil, but crystal and diamonds. It is known as the Crystal empire by many people and is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The only strange thing about it is that it is the only city in the middle east that has rainforests. The capital city of Tryscal is Krobuk, a big city with a large population. In the middle of the city is the iconic Crystal palace, which has seen the rise and fall of many, many rulers in its time so far.
And this is General Sombra, or I should say King Sombra. Major General Sombra, former general of the Tryscan Army. A West Point candidate who had passed his classes with flying colors and the current dictator of Tryscal. Almost two decades ago, Sombra had led a coup against it's government and turned the country into a militaristic state like North Korea. His personality, which some could say was just like Saddam Hussein’s, made Sombra a dangerous leader. The United Nations had placed harsh sanctions on Sombra, but he didn’t seem to care. Things got worse with every passing year as more and more citizens starved, all the while commie terrorist propaganda was brainwashing the citizens.
It all started the moment Sombra decided to stop taking orders from the other countries. A US journalist on vacation was in Tryscan at the time. He was accused of being a spy and was sent to prison. The US had tried to negotiate with Sombra for the release of the journalist, but Sombra ordered his execution and it was broadcast all around the globe on live TV. Now this really pissed off America and other coalition countries.
Immediately, the next day, the US, under president Donald Trump, declared war against Tryscal. Shortly after, the US sent the 3rd navy fleet to infiltrate Tryscal. A few days later, after harsh weather conditions, the fleet reached the coast of Tryscal at dusk. With the cover of darkness, the marine task force landed on Rainbow beach and managed to take the beach with a swift assault from unsuspecting Tryscan soldiers without suffering heavy casualties. Using this opportunity, the local Tryscans, who were mostly defected soldiers, rebels, and locals who never bought into Sombra’s brainwashing, helped launch a rebellion against Sombra's regime, plunging the entire country into civil war. But the US’s victory was short-lived. After the defeat at Rainbow beach, Sombra ordered his troops to retreat back into the jungle in attempt to win against the US with Vietnamese guerilla warfare tactics. Another problem was that during the previous president’s term, all the funds for military were poured into the Air Force. This ended up leading to a shortage of ground troops, since everybody wanted to join the Air Force. On the other hand, NATO forces led by the British army landed on Silver beach on the other side of the coast soon found themselves fighting a guerilla war tactics just like the US.
To counter this problem, the US had no choice but had to issue a draft. All Americans under the age of 18 and above are required to serve in the military. But during the draft, a computer error ended up with Ally drafted into the army.
After a three day break from Parris Island, our two heroes. Craig Allison and Cloud Bleeze are now in their school, CHS, tidying up their things and their packing their personal belongings from their lockers into a box.
"Can't believe we are leaving this place now." Breeze said closing his locker door.
"Yeah, except I’ll be able to come back here and continue studying if I manage to survive and come home in one piece." Ally replied.
Ally and Bleeze lift both of their boxes up and walks away from their lockers. It’s quiet all throughout the school. Walking, Ally takes a glimpse outside the class that he used to study at. Inside the class are his friends, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and his girlfriend, Sunset Shimmer. He sighed, "I don't know when can I see you again sunset, I'm going to miss you."
The two continue to walk towards the door and walk down the stairs. Ally takes a look at his watch and says. "12:00 pm, still got four hours before leaving."
"We got till 4 to get on that bus to get on a flight to pearl harbor. " Bleeze said.
"Why don't we just take a flight straight to Tryscal?" Ally asked."It’d be faster.”
"If we could, we would’ve done it already.." Bleeze said. "The nearest airfield is still under enemy control and we are still stuck in the jungle. The only way we could fly there were if we were to capture an airfield."
"Damn, but anyway I’ll see you later."
"Just remember, wait at the bus stop at the school."
4:00pm afternoon. There he was, waiting for the bus to Cloudsdale. Looking over, Ally saw Bleeze.
"Hey." Bleeze said.
"Sup man." Ally replied.
Bleeze took a seat next to Ally. "No turning back now."
"Since when did I turn back?"
"Well, I was afraid that you would turn back." Bleeze said while looking at the school. As the sun began to set, the school bell rang. Shortly after, students started flooding out of it. Sunset Shimmer, Ally’s girlfriend, was in the crowd. Looking out towards the bus stop, she saw Ally and began to run towards him.
"Ally!" She yelled running towards her boyfriend.
"Sunset." He replied
"So..." She muttered "So you’re going?"
He let out a deep sigh, “Yeah, it’s very dangerous and I’ll probably be killed.
Sunset hugged Ally, saying, “I’ll miss you very much.”
"I know babe, I’ll miss you too.” Tearing up, Ally said, “You’re the one thing I’ll miss the most in Tryscal.”
For the last time before Ally had to leave, they exchanged a kiss, the memories they had shared together flooding through their minds. From their first kiss to their declaration of love to each other and everything in-between, it was a tearful moment. They were suddenly cut off, however, by Bleeze. “Not to be rude, but the bus should be here soon.”
Ally broke his kiss to leave but Sunset grabbed his arm. “Promise me one thing,” she said, “Come back to me alive.” Ally looked at her with determination. “I promise,” he said. Then it was time for him to leave. The bus had been waiting on them for the past few seconds.
"Alright, C’mon man let’s go" Bleeze said as he stepped onto the bus.
Ally got up to climb into the bus, but Sunset held his hand for one last time. “I don’t want you to leave. Please, hurry back to me.”
"I’ll be back as soon as I can. You won’t have to wait long." he sobbed before hurrying onto the bus.Ally takes a seat on the bus and waves at Sunset from the window. The bus drives off, leaving the bus stop.
"Hey Anon, what's up?" Bleeze said while turning his head to look at Anon.
"What's wrong with Allison?" Anon asked
"And who is that girl anyway?"
"That's his girlfriend."
"That makes sense.."
On the way to the airbase, Ally was deep in thought about the times he had spent with Sunset. The happy days.The bus reached Cloudsdale a few hours later, at 9 PM. A few miles later, a sign saying “Welcome to Cloudsdale Airbase” appeared. They had arrived.The bus drove to the entrance and stopped. It seemed to be a very busy place, with jet engines roaring at full capacity. The bus doors opened, and everyone grabbed their belongings and left. "Alright, let's go." Ally said to himself before he, Bleeze, and Anon took the first step toward their future.
Alright, listen up!" The officer said with both of his hands up. "Welcome to the Cloudsdale Airbase. All marine personnel on the left, army personnel on the right. "
The marine and soldier personnel split up and joined their respective officers.
"Right, Right, Right, cmon lets go bitch." Anon said before walking towards the officer in charge of the marine personnel..
"Say what again?" Ally replied. "Don't make me kill you."
"Seriously, both of you knock it off!" Bleeze said, following them. The marines gathered up in front of the officer in charge.. The officer wore a typical ACU camo BDU with tiger stripe as the pattern, a long tightened sleeve cuff, and a black beret with the Air Force insignia pinned on it.
"Okay, I am going to call l out your names and once you hear them, I want you to say 'yes sir' out loud. Understand?
"Taylor!" The officer calls out.
After a long headcount, the marines followed the officer to a supply depot where they were ordered to get their supplies and fatigues. The marines walked inside and lined up behind the receptionist desk. The supply sergeant handed them a rucksack, uniform and other supplies.After Bleeze and Anon took their supplies from the reception, Ally walks in front of the reception table and take his supplies from the sergeant.
"Sorry kid." The sergeant said taking out a MARPART uniform, an olive drab sweatshirt, a rucksack and a few supplies. "Guess you need to wear these uniforms."
"What's the difference? Aren’t they still uniforms?" Ally said while checking his uniform for defects.
Some marines got combat shirts and some marines got standard issue BDUs due to the fact that there is not enough funds to get new uniforms. Anyway, after getting their uniforms and supplies from the supply sergeant from the supply room, the marines put on their uniforms. Later, they were taken to a briefing room where they were being briefed by a commander about their trip and their missions.
"Any questions?" The commander asked.
The room went quiet signaling they didn't have any questions.
"No? Very well." The commander on the stage said. "We are going to watch a movie before your flight. Tonight, we are going to watch Apocalypse Now."
The entire room burst with a thunderous applause as everyone began clapping and cheering. As the commander left the stage, the lights in the room started getting darker when suddenly, a white screen appeared, playing the movie.Everyone went wild when this scene happened. The scene where the Hueys started to attack a Viet Cong village.
The entire room gone into chaos the moment when the Huey's start their attack. Everyone was just screaming and cheering like kids, some guys even stood up and danced.
"GET SOME MOTHERFUCKER, GET SOME!!" A marine shouted.
"HALLEJ FUCKIN LUYYA!!" Ally shouted giving Anon a high-five.
"ANYONE WHO RUNS IS A VC!!!" Another marine shouted.
"Damn these people." Bleeze sighed, facepalming. "Can't I watch a movie quietly without being disturbed?"
Things got even more intense the moment Kilgore ordered a napalm strike. But before when the jets could make their attack run on the treeline, the movie suddenly paused and the lights in the briefing room once again lit up.
The marines in the briefing room immediately stand up and start to swear.
"HEY WHAT THE FUCK MAN!!" Ally shouted.
"CMON!!" A marine shouted
Suddenly, a voice came in though the speaker system. "Attention, Attention, all personnel please report to the hangar area immediately. I repeat, all personnel please report to the hangar area immediately. The announcer announced through the speaker. "Get some marines, get some!" At the moment, everyone stopped swearing and started to cheer once again.
"Finally, for fuck’s sake!" A marine said as he hugged his comrade.
"HELL YEAH!!!" Ally shouted giving a marine a homie handshake.
"Let's go kick some ass!" Anon said
"Let's go." Bleeze said
The next thing you know, everyone’s sitting in the passenger area of a C-17 transport plane going straight to Honolulu airbase, Pearl Harbour. It was very uncomfortable on the plane, but no one seemed to care, as the first thing they did was fall asleep. FEW HOURS LATER
"All passengers on this aircraft please be prepared, we have 5 minutes before landing on Honolulu Air Force base. Please take all your belongings and fasten your seatbelts, we will be arriving soon." The pilot announced though the speaker, waking up everyone.
Ally lets out a yawn and stretched his arms. He then took his rucksack and fastened his seatbelt while waiting for the plane to land.5 minutes later, the plane finally landed on the runway. A few seconds later the plane finally stopped and the back hatch opened. The passengers stand up and take their stuff before exiting the plane. Ally puts on his field cap and grabs his rucksack, following the marines exiting the plane. He takes a deep breath and said "well, there we were."
"No turning back now, Bleeze said while looking around.
Pearl Harbor, this is where everything began 7 decades ago. Now 7 decades later, history once again repeats itself. Let us embark on a great journey. Greater than any seen before. I feel like I was one of those heroes that I’ve heard from stories that dad once told me or from history class who stand up for our country, fighting for our freedom against the Nazi tyranny and communist ideals, and for the American Dream.
The marines took a bus trip from the air base to the naval base. The base was big, with boats docking all the time. Everyone was surprised by the sight of boats you only see in movies for real. It was a once in a lifetime chance. It was exciting to see lots of ships from the biggest aircraft carriers, from destroyers, to amphibious assault ships, to troop transport and supply ships. Unbeknownst to them, they were about to set sail on a journey with one of those ships.
"Is that the new Zumwalt class destroyer?" Anon said suddenly pointing at the ship outside the bus window.
"Yep, the DDG-1000. State of the art stealth system." Ally continued "Revolutionary designed hull designed to block all radar signal, AEGIES air defense system, Tomahawk launchers, rail guns. Damn thing’s built like a fucking spaceship from a sci-fi movie."
"You do know your stuff." Bleeze said.
"Well thank you."
The marines left the bus and headed to the briefing room where they were briefed by an officer. After being briefed, instead of watching another movie, they were ordered to sit down and wait until they were ordered to board the ship.
"Man, waiting again?" Ally said. "Hope it’s not long, and they didn’t even play any movies."
"Even better Allison, I don't wanna get disturbed." Bleeze said as he closes his eyes trying to get some sleep.
a few moments later
"Alright listen up." A officer walked into the briefing room and said. "Grab your stuff because we are leaving, understand?!"
"YES SIR!!" everyone in the room replied.
The marines stood up, grabbed their rucksack, and left the room. "Finally, for god sake!" Anon stretches his body and takes his rucksack. As the marines walked out from the briefing room, the first thing that greeted them was the typical sunny weather of Hawaii and the song of the US navy basically known as Anchors Aweigh. http.
As they continue their way up to the stairs directly to the ship, two girls dressed in traditional Hawaiian outfits handed a flower necklace to each one of them.
"Thank you, have a save trip." The girl said as he handed a marine a flower necklace. As Ally stepped onto the stairs, a girl handed him a flower necklace and said. "Thank you, have a save trip."
He smiled back and replied. "You too." Before stepping onto the ship. The ship that they are now aboard is the USS Essex LHD-2. One of the Wasp class amphibious assault ships. Commissioned in 1992, it is one of the ship from the 3th fleet that transport the marine task force during invasion of Tryscal. Accompanying the Essex weretwo Arleigh Burke class destroyer, two Ticonderoga class missile cruiser, a supply ship and a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock. With everything completed, the crew of the ship lifts up the ship's anchor. Guided by two tug boats, the ships finally left Pearl Harbor, setting sail towards Tryscal. Meanwhile, everyone is standing in the hangar deck chit-chatting with each other. But they were cut off when an officer came onto the hangar deck.
"Listen up! All of you fall in right now!" The officer said through a microphone catching everyone's attention. The marines in the ship quickly walk towards the officer.
"Take a seat gentlemen." The officer said motioning them to sit down. The marines put down their stuff and sat down on the ground. "Now, I assume you all know why you’re here?" He asked.
"YES SIR!!" everyone said.
"Now listen, to all of you new faces here, I'm major Farrier. I'm in charge of the marine garrison aboard this ship. And your job aboard this ship is simple, you will obey all orders until we reach our destination. Understand?!”
"Very well, we are now on a mission. A mission to crusade and liberate the locals of Tryscal from their misery. But thi will not be easy, because a thousand miles from here, King Sombra has almost a million soldiers that are loyal to him. Chances are, they’re willing to even sacrifice their lives for him. We have only a handful of marines stationed, so this is why you are here. I know it will be hard for you because most of you sitting here are fresh out of college and university and even high school, and now you are sitting here waiting to go into somewhere unknown that will get you killed, but remember, these guys are nothing compared to what your fathers faced. They might be crazy but they are not as crazy as you think. What we faced was way crazier. From the krauts during Bellue wood, to Tojo's army during the pacific, holding on waves and waves of Chinese during Korea, standing our ground during Khe Sanh to recapturing Hue city from thousands of determined NVA soldiers. Fast forward to these days, we took on Saddam's army during Iraq, capturing Fallujah from determined insurgents and against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Your may be new here, and your job might not be easy, but I have faith in you. Let's show these asshole's what a marine can do. We’ll show them that it was wrong to mess with us.. Semper Fidels, thank you."The entire hangar deck was filled with a thunderous applause as the commander finished his speech. Everyone clapped and cheered to the commander.
"It will take 4 days to reach Tryscal." The commander said. "So we’re going to send you to your quarters now. Make yourselves at home.”
Four days. Day four, today is the day we arrived. Today is the day we go up against the hun. For these days on the ship, I keep looking at the photo of you(Sunset) whenever I had the time. Everyone in the school once said that we are a couple that can't be seperated, even Pinkie once said that we are just like honey or caramel. And every time I look at the photo, I keep thinking the old memories that we met for the first time, becoming friends, confessing my feelings to you, our first date and kiss. Now, I'm going to a place a thousand miles away from home into a dangerously unknown place, I just hope and pray that the war would able to end faster and I could survive in one piece so I can come back home and see your pretty face and your cute smile. Wait for me Sunset, be safe.
"Hey Allison!" A marine calls out. "Hey Allison!"
"What the fuck do you want?!" He says as he rolled over on his bed and gets up. Ally jumps down the bed and stretches his body before looking at the marine who wake him up.
Day four, it's been three days since the marines are staying on the ship. Today, is the day. Today is the day they will be send into Rainbow beach, the stationed area of the marines in Tryscal, it's been two months since the war broke up and seems like the marines haven't pushed over from the beach except been stopped in the jungle conducting S&D operations everyday. For these days, everyone in the ship is like having a honeymoon, but the moment when they leave the ship and step their foot on Rainbow beach, they will no longer be in honeymoon.
"What do want from me?" Ally asked.
"Just trying to wake you up." The marine replied. "Jeez, are you on hangover or something?"
"Nah I'm cool, I just feeled a little exausted for some reason."
"By the way, you better get dressed up because it's been 10 minutes since everyone wake up and your the only still lying down on the bed with your eyes closed. And if I don't wake you up, you will probably slept until noon."
"Aye." Ally sighed. "Give me some privacy will ya? I'll be out in a minute or so."
"Two minutes, max!" The marine says before walking out from the quaters.
He puts on and buckles his trousers. He then take a pair of socks and put in on his feet. Ally then take his boots and put it on. After tying it, he blouses both of his boots and stand up before leaving his quarters.
"Cmon, let's get to the mess hall." The marine walks towards the direction of the mess hall.
As both of them step in the mess hall, the entire mess hall is full with all personnel from marines, hangar crew and pilots sitting down and talking to each other. Ally soon found the place where Bleeze and Anon sits and walks towards to them.
"Hey wassup?" He takes a seat next to Anon who is eating his breakfast.
"I see your awake." Bleeze takes a sip of water from his cup. "Go get some food, we got a few hours before departure."
"Nah man, I'm not hungry. I feel kinda weird."
"Seriously." Bleeze said. "Go get some food, God who knows that we would get sent on a mission after we arrived. You do not want to ended up fainting while patrolling."
"Your right." Ally suddenly snatches an apple on Bleeze's tray and take a bite. "Thanks!"
"Dude what the fu..." He stammered.
"Thanks, see ya niggas later."
Some Time later
Hours passed, now everyone is in their quarters packing up their rucksacks. For them, some feel excited because they re about to embark on a journey and adventure. But for some, they were nervous because there's a chance that they would never come back. And there's Ally, wearing his standard BDU packing up his stuff while humming "Blood upon the risers." "gory gory what a helluva to die" he hums as he packs up his stuff.
"Shit, not sure what happens next?" Anon said while packing his rucksack.
"Dude, your a combat correspondent." Bleeze said zipping his pack " you are a pog dammit, you sit your ass down in the office writing news articles."
"Yeah, we get all the fun." Ally said carrying his pack standing Infront of the door. "Until we get shot and never respawn back. Hahaha."
"Man, you psycho or what?" Bleeze asked in a creep out tone.
Suddenly a marine outside the quarters opened his mouth and said catching everyone's attention. "Geez, you people still in there? We gotta muster at the well deck at 5, get out of there ok?" He said as he walks away.
"Cmon guys, let's just get to the well deck or we are late." A marine said before walking out from the quarters.
Soon, everyone leave their quarters and make their way down to the well deck. Passing by the hangar deck and sailors who are walking around in the ship. Finally, the group reach the well deck. The well deck is where all the amphibious assault operations happened, in there, amphibious assault vehicles are checked and repair by engineers so they are always in good shape and battle-ready. The group approaches the deck officer who is standing at the well deck commanding the sailors and officers. Bleeze salutes to the officer and says "sir, third platoon reporting for duty."
"Thrid platoon." The deck officer puts down his hand and points at one of the AAV parked in the well. "You see that car over there?"
"Yes sir." Bleeze replied.
"That's your ride over there, Now get there before it leaves double time!"
The group ran towards the AAV commander and reported to him.
"Sir, third platoon reporting!" Ally said getting the commander's attention.
"Okay,Third platoon."The commander looks at them "well, get in there, we got a war to fight."
The group unloaded their stuff and placed it in the compartment space of the AAV. Later, they went inside the AAV and sits down. The marines fastened themselves up and wait.
Minutes have passed and finally the ramp of the AAV closes. Later, the ramp of the well deck opens, flooding the lower part of the well deck. With the other AAVs out, the AAV that carrying the group finally left the flooded well deck. Inside the AAV is quiet, nobody said a word, they just sit down there waiting, some fell asleep, some staring at each other and some praying. It's feels weird, like something that happened 70 decades ago, just like landing on Omaha beach or the island of Iwo Jima. Minutes passed as the AAV set sail towards the beach, the driver suddenly yells out. "30 seconds people, get ready!"
"Copy that." Ally takes his rucksack from the storage compartment and holds it.
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The AAV finally lands at Rainbow beach and coasts to a stop, the ramp opens up onto the wet sand on the beach. The marines step off the back of the AAV and unload their rucksacks, looking around the beach that is filled with other AAVs, landing crafts and personnel working on the beach.
"This place used to be nice once." Anon said in a cold tone while holding his rucksack standing beside the AAV.
"That's why we are here." Bleeze taps Anon's shoulder "Let's go!"
"A sergeant approaches the marines and said "Alright people, welcome Tryscal, follow me!"
As they move out, a group of veterans pass by them. The veterans looked diffrent than the rookies that just arrived on the beach, they still wear a standard BDU or combat shirt, some wear a Boonie hat or field cap and some of them wear a pair of shades. The diffrence between them is, the way they wear their uniform looks sloppy, they got dirt on their faces and some of them even have a little blood stained on their uniforms and hands compare to the new and clean uniforms that the rookies wear.
"Hot and dipped in shit!" One of them said in a mocking tone.
"New meat, you gonna love the place for-fucking-ever!" Another marine said.
"Six to five and a wake up, ol Lord!"
"Xin loi my friend, Xin loi."
Behind the the group of veterans is a marine, a wounded marine. He wears a teared uniform, he has bandages wrapping around his head and a blood stained bandage wrapping around his left arm. Instead of saying anything, he just stares at the rookies in a wreid way. Ally turns his head and takes a look at the wounded marine, he was shocked at what he just saw. The marine's eyes, opened wide and hollow, just starred at him as he walks by, probably trying to tell him that something bad is about to happen. Ally sighs as he turns his head around, he adjust his field cap as he countinue to walk with the others.
They continue to walk, suddenly a truck passes by them, the cargo on the trucks carried are no supplies, there are body bags, lots of them and the smell is nasty and unbearable. Everyone covered their nose and mouth as the truck passes by them except the sergeant who is leading them. Smelling the stench, Anon immediately rushes out from the group while closing his mouth. He ran towards a trash can and started puke into it.
"Shit, thank god I just ate an apple." Ally thinks as Anon, who just puked into the trash can, walk back towards the group while rubbing his stomach and raise his glasses back on.
Finally, the group stops outside a camp. The sergeant turns around and said " Now I want you people to get in there, the major will brief you about the situation here and what you need to do."