There We Were

by Randy11201

First published

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 US is on war with King Sombra's forces. 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

Explanation plus Prolouge

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Well hello there, this is your author speaking here. I assume that you had read my previous story that I've written before, I hope you enjoy it. Anyway now you guys might ask what happened before that and why did Ally get drafted in the first place? Well today I'm going to explain what happened.

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 it is one of the beautiful countries in the world, but the only weird thing about Trycal is, it is the only middle east country that has jungles and it's located near the coast of the country. The capital city of Tryscal is Krobuk, its a big city and it has largest population. Middle of the city is the iconic Crystal palace, built during almost a century ago, it has seen many rise and falls.

And this is General Sombra, or I should say King Sombra. Major General Sombra, former general of the Tryscan Army, West Point candidate who scored flying colors in every classes and current leader of Tryscal or ditactor. Almost two decades ago, Sombra led a coup against it's govermant and the country into a militaristic state like North Korea. His mad personality makes him a very dangerous person same like Kim Jong Un and Saddam Hussein. The united Nation has placed harsh sanctions on him but appearently Sombra still doesn't give a shit. things get even worst year by year as the locals start to starve and being brainwash by some kind of commie terrorist type propaganda.

It all started the moment when this happened. US journalist working in Tryscal after been accused for been spying against him and they were send into prison. The US had tried to negotiate with Sombra in order to free the hostages, but what happened is instead of releasing the hostages, Sombra ordered their execution and the captured journalist were excecuted 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. The next thing is, the US send out a marine task force under the US navy's 3th fleet to invade Tryscal. Few days later, the task force reached the coast of Tryscal by night. 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 didn't get brainwashed, Launch a rebellion against Sombra's regime, plunging the entire country into civil war. But it was this time, the US high command found out a problem. After the defeat at Rainbow beach, Sombra ordered his troops to retreat back into the jungle in attempt to win against the US with guerrilla tactics just like what the Vietnamese did a few decades ago. And another problem facing the high command is, during Obama's time as president, Obama gave most of the funds to the Air Force resulted the army and marines having less funds. This ended up making the US having less ground forces because most of the people rather join the Air Force instead of the army and marines.
On the other hand, NATO forces led by the British army landed on Silver beach on the other side of the coast soon find themselve fighting a geurilla war same 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, some computer problem occurred which ended up resulted in Ally been drafted military.

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 still be able to comeback here and continue studying if I manage to survive and come home in one piece." Ally replied.

"Damn right."

Ally and Bleeze lift both of their boxes up and walks away from their lockers. The school is still quiet due to the fact that it is still studying time. As they are walking, Ally takes a Glimse outside the class that he used to study at. Inside the class is his friends, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and his girlfriend, Sunset Shimmer. He lets out a sigh and say. "I don't know when can I see you again sunset, I'm going to miss you." Before walking away.

The two continue to walk towards the door and walks down the stairs. Ally takes a look at his watch and says. "12:00 pm, still got four hours before leaving."

"Yeah, we will take a trip to Cloudsdale air base by bus at 4:00 pm where we will take a flight to Pearl Harbour." Bleeze said.

"Why don't we just take a flight straight to Tryscal?" Ally asked." It be even faster.

"If we did, we could have did it already." Bleeze said. "The nearest airfield is still under enemy control and we are still stuck in the jungle, we could only just use this way until we can capture the airfield."

"Damn, but anyway I see you."

"Just remember, wait at the bus stop at the school."

4:00pm afternoon. There he is sitting at the bus stop waiting for the bus to cloudsdale. Ally looks next to the bus stop which is where Canterlot High School stood at, Ally was suddenly disturbed as Bleeze pats his shoulder.

"Hey." Bleeze said

"Sup man." Ally replied

"Bleeze walk towards to a seat and sits down and say. "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 starts to set, the bell of the school starts to ring. Soon, student starts to poured from the school entrance and make their way to the stairs. One of them is Sunset Shimmer, Ally's girlfriend. She looks at the bus stop where she saw a familiar face which she immediately ran towards to the bus stop.

"Ally!" She yelled running towards her boyfriend

"Sunset." He replied

"So..." She muttered "so your going?"

Ally lets out a deep sigh and says "well, yeah I'm going to somewhere that is far and dangerous that I will probably ended up getting killed."

Sunset suddenly hugs Ally, wrapping both of her arms around her boyfriend's body. "I miss you sweetie."

"I know babe, I miss you too." Tears start to leaked out from his eyes as he hugs back Sunset. "The only thing that I will miss when I was in Tryscal is you."

For one last time since their first date, Sunset planted her lips on Ally lips, giving him a goodbye kiss while her eyes starts to fill up with tears. Memories started to flood their minds as they are kissing, from the first day they met, to the day that Ally confessed his fellings to her, until the day they exchanged their first time.

They are suddenly cut off as Bleeze opened his mouth and said "sorry to interrupted you, but the bus is almost arriving" Bleeze faces his head on the road looking for the bus.

Ally Brokes his kiss with sunset and says " I promised you, I"ll come home." The bus arrives at the bus stop and the door opened.

"Alright, cmon man lets go" Bleese said as he steps on the bus.

Ally gets up from the seat from steps on the bus. But before he could step on the bus, he feeled his right hand being holded. He turn his head around, it was Sunset who is still holding his hand. Ally moved towards Sunset and slowly moves her hand from his arm.

"Wait for me sweetie, I'll come home" he sobs before stepping on the bus.

Ally takes a seat on the bus and saves at Sunset by the window. The bus drives off, leaving the bus stop.

"Hey Anon, what's up?" Bleeze said while turning his head around looking at Anon.

"What's wrong with Allison?" Anon asked "who is that girl anyway?"

"That's his girlfriend."

"Well it all make sense."

On the way to the airbase, Ally just looks at the window, he didn't say anything, just thinking about the days where he use to be together with Sunset. The happy days.

After a few hours, it's 9:00pm at night. The bus had reach cloudscape. A few more miles later, a board is seen written 'Welcome to Cloudsdale Airbase' signaling the beginning of the soldiers and marines journey.

The bus reaches the entrance of the airbase, the place is busy and it's filled with the sound of aircraft engine.

The bus stops and its door opens. The passengers in the bus stands up and take their belongings before exit the bus.

"Alright, let's go." Ally say to himself before standing up and take his belongings before exiting the bus along with Bleeze and Anon.

The Journey Begins

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"Alright, listen up!" The officer said with both of his hands up. "Welcome to cloudsdale airbase. All marine personal please come and gather on my left hand side and all army personal please come and gather on my right hand side. "

The marines and soldiers splits up and go to their perspective places and report to the officers in charge of them.

"Right, Right, Right, cmon lets go bitch." Anon said before walking towards the officer in charge of the marine personal.

"Say what again?" Ally replied. "Don't make me kill me."

"Seriously, both of you knock it off!" Bleeze said while following them.

The marines gathered up at the officer who is in charge of them. The officer is wearing a typical ACU camo BDU except it is a tiger stripe. Long tighten sleeve cuff, and a black beret with the Air Force insignia pinned on it.

"Okay, I will call out your names and once you hear your names, 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 are ordered to get their fatigues and supplies. The marines walk inside a room and they line up behind the reception table. 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, a olive drab sweatshirt, a rucksack and a few supplies to him. "Guess you need to wear these stuffy uniforms."

"What's the difference, it's still uniforms right?" Ally said while checking his uniform for defects.

Some marines who are lucky enough like Bleeze and Anon who are early get combat shirts, the other marines who are unlucky like Ally get standard issue BDUs. Anyway, after getting their uniforms and supplies from the supply sergeant from the supply room, the marines put on their uniforms. Later, they are taken to a briefing room where they are being briefed by a commander about their trip and their missions.

"Any questions?"

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 Apocalpyse Now."

The entire room burst with a thunderous applause with everyone clapping and cheering. As the commander left the stage. The lights in the room starts getting darker and suddenly a white screen appreas, playing the movie.
Everyone starts to gone wild the moment when this scence happened. The scence where Huey's start 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, even some guys just stand up and start to dance.


"HALLEH FUCKIN LUYYA!!" Ally shouted giving Anon a high-five.

"ANYONE WHO RUNS IS A VC!!!" Another marine shouted.


"Damn these people." Bleeze sigh giving himself a facepalm. "Can't I watch a movie quietly without been disturb?"

Things get even intense the moment when 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 breifing room once again lights.

The marines in the briefing room imediatly stand up and start to swear.

"HEY WHAT THA FUCK MAN!!" Ally shouted.

"CMON!!" A marine shouted


Suddenly, a voice comes in though the speaker system.

"Attention, Attention, all personal please report to the hangar area immediately. I say again, all personal please report to the hangar are immediately. The announcer announced through the speaker. "Get some marines, get some!"

At the moment, everyone stop swearing and started to cheer once again.

"Finally, for fuck sake!" A marine said as he hug 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 that everyone know is, they are sitting at the passenger area of a C-17 transport plane going straight to Hunolulu airbase, Pearl Harbour. The seats on the plane are cramp and extremely uncomfortable but no one cares, the moment when everyone board the plane, the first thing they did is closing their eyes and sleep.


"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 on your seatbelts, we will be arriving soon." The pilot announced though the speaker waking up everyone who is sleeping.

Ally lets out a yawn and stretches his arms. He then takes his rucksack and fasten on 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.

"May lord have mercy on me" Ally said

Anchors Aweigh

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Pearl Harbour, this is where everything begin 7 decades ago. Now 7 decades later, history once again repeat itself, now, we embark on a journey the greatest generation once did before. I feel like I was one of those heroes that I 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 communisium ideals, and for the American Dream

The marines take a bus trip from the air base to the naval base. The place is big, ships docking at there, everyone's mouth opened when they see ships from TV documentaries appearing in real life, it was like a chance in a life time. It was exciting to see lots of ships from the biggest aircraft carriers, to destroyers, to amphibious assault ships, troop transport and supply ships. Little that they know, they are about to set sail on a journey with either one of those ships.

"Is that the new Zumwalt class destroyer?" Anon suddenly say while pointing at the ship outside the bus window.

"Yep, the DDG-1000. State of the art stealth system." Ally countinued "Revolutionary designed hull designed to block all radar signal, AEGIES air defense system, Tomahawk launchers, rail guns. Damn thing built like a fucking spaceship from a sci-fi movie."

"You do know your stuff." Bleeze said.

"Well thank you."

Again, the marines leave the bus and follow a officer to the briefing room where another commander once again brief them about the same thing. After being briefed, instead of watching movies again, they are ordered sit down and wait until they are ordered to board the ship.

"Man, waiting again?" Ally said. "How long for this time, even worse, they didn't 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 walks into the briefing room and said. "Now grab your stuff because we are leaving, understand?!"

"YES SIR!!" everyone in the room replied.

The marines stand up and grabs their rucksack before leaving 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 are the typical sunny weather of Hawaii and the song of the US navy basically known as Anchors Aweigh.

As they continue their way up to the stairs direct to the ship, two girls dressing 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 steps 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 ship. 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 are two Arleigh Burke class destroyer, two Ticonderoga class missile crusier, 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 Harbour, setting sail towards Tryscal.

Meanwhile, everyone is standing in the hangar deck chit-chating with each other. But they are cut off when a officer comes in 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 sits down on the ground. "Now I have assume that all of you people knew why are you here, right?" 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 will not be easy, because thousand miles from here, King Sombra got almost a thousand even a million soldiers that are loyal to him which chances are, they will 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 guys because all of you people sitting here are mostly students freshed 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 compare what our fathers faced against. They might be crazy but they are not as crazy as you think. What we faced are 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 this 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 on you, let's show these asshole's what a marine can do. And one day, they will be regret to date to mess with us. Semper Fidels, thank you."

The entire hangar deck is 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 now we are going to send you into your own quarters, so do make yourself home."