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Oh man... this.. this is bad.

Everywhere I turn I face the decaying... well, face, of a one of those disgusting zombie jerks. Some of them are missing limbs, some of them are missing half of their bodies. Some of them aren't missing anything aside from skin. But they all are staring at me with dead eyes.

I've always loved attention, but this... this is... wrong. It's almost like a sick joke or something.

Something gripping at my torn shirt makes me remember why I haven't simply flown away the first chance I got. The bite marks in my right wing has nothing to do with it.

It was the girl. The filly who's been my shadow for as long as I remember, the little squirt who had always admired me, whimpering and crying and huddled against my chest. The tugs on shirt rubs at the nasty bite I have just under my ribcage, but I force back a wince. I can't have her feeling just how tired I really was...

I shoot another zombie dead in his eye, his body dropping only a few feet away; there's no use trying to be quiet now, not when the whole fucking city knows where we are. I whirl the pistol on the slowly crawling zombie dragging the remains of his torso towards us. Click. Click. Click. Fucking hell, I'm out of bullets?!

"Shit!"

This is bad.

"What are we gonna do, Dash?! What now?!" So she recognizes that sound too.

Scoot is nearly in hysterics if her uneven breathing is anything for me to go by. She's tugging on my so hard that I have to bite back the yelp that threatens to escape. Her body trembling harshly in my grip, and when I look down I meet impossibly wide violet eyes. Violet eyes...

They're alot like Twi's. Her fur's close to AJ's, her mane color reminds me of Pinkie, the wings remind me Fluttershy, hell, even her mane style reminds me of Rarity...

I cringe; what would the others think if I just... not come back? I can't do that. I know they'll come looking for me if I don't come back, and it's far too dangerous in the city now. They'll come looking anyway. I can't do that. One look at Scootalo sends something painful in my chest, but it's the sort of pain that's sorta like sore muscles; it hurts, but it's the good kind.

"Listen to me."

Her ears remain flat against her head but I know she's listening. "I need you to hang onto me as tight as you can, okay? Hang on tight and don't let go. I'm going to fly."

She's smart enough to know why I didn't do that in the first place. "B-but your wing! It's hurt! What if... what if--"

"That doesn't matter." I know what she's trying to say. The damage to my wing is... well, let's just say that I really SHOULDN'T try to fly with it now. But I have to if I want a chance at getting Scoot out of here and to my friends. To safety.

The Crawlers are so close now. The Runners are beginning to climb the fence. The Buzzards are about to swoop in.

We need to leave. Now. Even if it means... that I may not be able to... to...

"It doesn't matter, okay? My priority is to get you out of here safely. Besides, Twi's powerful; she can heal my wing if something worse happens." The last part was a desperate guess.

But Scoot nods after a second and huddles closer to, gripping onto me as tight as she possibly could. I re holster my pistol and secure my arms around her body. All I have is the combat knife AJ gave me before I flew off.

I spread my wings. The Buzzards copy my movements. A few Runners manage to get over the fence and are sprinting towards me with death-rattling howls.

"Get ready."

One painful flap sends me and Scoot high into the air before I propel us north, away from the city. In the direction my friends will be in. The sounds of additional wings fill my ears.

Let's see how fast I can go.



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Sixth image for my Zombie-theme part of the "What If..." series I'm planning on doing. :3

Rainbow Dash, like the other five, was a bit difficult to come up with, but I chose Reliable.

Rainbow Dash's unfaltering loyalty would make her someone anyone and everyone can count on, even when times are bleak and hope for survival is next to nothing. When tasked to retrieve something, she never comes back empty-handed. When asked for help, she'll make sure the help is received. When her friends and family are in danger, she will go above and beyond to make sure everyone comes back alright and as uninjured as possible. And when in a hopeless fight against a zombie horde, she will be the first by your side, and the last to leave it. Reckless, arrogant, sometimes a little insensitive, but always there, no matter what.

Which, in this image, she's doing for Scootalo. Wounded, battered, tired and on the edge of passing out, the determined Dashie will risk flying and permanent damage to her wing if it means getting little Scoot out safe and unharmed.

Of all the images ,this one harbors the most in terms of characters, not only featuring Scootalo, but also a few zombies (not including the horde of them behind the fence). Some very quickly sketched zombies that I was too lazy to flesh out in detail, but I think that's okay for this. o3o The things with wings in the background are Buzzards, or in other words, a special infected that retains their ability to fly. Which doesn't make escape for Dash any easier. >.>

Also, I have to ask.... who of you are actually interested in the story behind these pics? o3o I was sorta thinking about attempting to fleshing out a story behind these pics aside from the short stories I've made, and I was kinda hoping a few of you would be interested in seeing a preview of it before I even dared trying to go further; just for the sake of giving an opinion and perhaps a few suggestions on the writing? O:

But other than that, this isn't the end of this theme; I'm bound to end up drawing some group pics of the mane 6, as well as some other images featuring different characters (like Derpy, Spike, Vinyl... just to name a few. o3o)

Next on my list, however, is a Military/War theme, of which I'm thinking of calling "No Requiem for Soldiers". I'm going to try a sort of style with these images, so keep your eyes peeled for the "concept" sketches I'll be doing of the characters. o3o

-Related images-

Fluttershy- Brave

Twilight Sparkle- Diligent

Applejack- Protective

Rarity- Viligant

Pinkie Pie- Resourceful

Rainbow Dash- Reliable (here)

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-War Themed-

Twi and Spike- Warbound

Mane 6- War Portraits
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grisador Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Wow... This is really both impressive & terrifying at same time   Oops! 


Guns... They make miracles at the time of Outbreaks; so in a time of outbreak Go to Dat Military Base !  La la la la 
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PegasisterAnimations Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I would love this to be an actual story!
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Yammers05 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is epic!
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The-UnRealIstic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That one photo bombing zombie on the right sidelying down being derpy
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, it does look like it's photobombing, doesn't it. xD Looks like it's going "HI MOM! 8D"
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ThePaperPapaya Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
First of alllllll: THIS LOOKS AMAZING
Second: MLP FOR THE WIN!
Third: I absolutely adore the fact that somebody else in this world thought like me. Mash combat and mlp and BOOM. YES
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :3
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ThePaperPapaya Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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weirdlycool Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist
www.wattpad.com/41644716-cross…

I thought you mightive liked to read this :P its kinda like zombies but kinda not and just blah ;-;, its good ^^,
anyways good job :D
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EndziekArts Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
That's beautiful :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^.^
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HeavenIsForReal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwww! But these things would make an epik book! I would buy it! I would OVERPAY to get it! Pwetty pwease? C:
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm afraid it's still a no. I don't have an interest in making an actual book out of this.
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HeavenIsForReal Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Darn
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HeavenIsForReal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Make a book! Omg it would be epic!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm makin' a book. Just not of this. o3o
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HeavenIsForReal Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay.
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Ninjawolf216 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
dude, this is EPIC!!! Amazing job!Wow! :happybounce: :3 Progressive Blush 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. C:
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ArtisticCreation Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
i can see rainbow protecting scootaloo during a pony apocalypse.
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SexySecret12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I would not mind reading a story like this. especially with how your writing is, it'd probably be an awesome story. 

please say there will be a story? I'd for sure be one to read it.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This one may be a story, but it's in hiatus.
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Blanknotes-plans Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow. this is awesome.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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eliseo97 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man. This is far beyond the legal terms of awesome.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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EDBV Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so cool. I love it!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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EDBV Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No problem. It just looks really cool.
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eIectraumatic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wondering, has this been finished yet? It looks super awesome!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm afraid not. These were more or less just me playing around with pencils and words, so I never really got around to planning an actual story with it other than a vague plot.
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eIectraumatic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay
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ZuZuFarron21 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Photographer
*Spam Faves* I LOVE your Art style, it's gorgeous, and the little stories to go with this series are absolutely beautiful...Love it :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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ShadowApocalypse10 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I WANTA READ MORE! please i would really enjoy reading more about this... zombie apocalypse apparently, eekk soo exciting! 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Narnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! All of your zombie themed pony drawings are really amazing. I also love the little short stories attached to them and I would definitely be interested if you continued it into a full story.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Art-twin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Epic! Love the drama and the setting! Rainbow looks so serious. Awesome job!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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rayray12k Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I'm getting quite anxious, waiting for some epic MLP:FIM fanfiction set in a zombie apocalypse. Anything that involves survival, not too much blood, gore and violence, is alright in my book. I just hope it's not too much.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This being a zombie story, blood, gore and violence are a guarantee. Not to mention them having to fight off, not just zombies, but other things as well, such as wild animals and other survivors. So I wouldn't get my hopes up on a limited amount of violence and such. o3o
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rayray12k Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I know, but it would be helpful for me if the characters, if they can, avoid possible threats often, while fighting when necessary. Is that alright, if i may suggest?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You can suggest it, but it doesn't mean it's not going to happen I'm afraid. The story's meant to be pretty dark and grim, so it isn't gonna be at all family friendly. So it's definitely gonna include a good helping of violence, death, blood, gore, and all of the inbetweens.
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rayray12k Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I was expecting that. I'm okay with not good stuff like death, gore and blood but as long as it's not too much, I'm okay.
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rayray12k Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Do you have a story or any literature for this fan-fic? I'm kinda interested and want to read more or watch more. :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Not at the moment, I'm afraid. I am planning on writing a zombie story eventually, though. :3
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rayray12k Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Ah ok. I'm also working on my first novel. It's epistolary by the way. It's also first person and quite my first. I'm 12 but i'm giving it a try :)
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RegalWyvren Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Love to have a decent mlp zombies fic to read.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You and me both; it's a shame there isn't much of that in fanfiction. D: I can only hope I can dish out at least a decent read. o3o
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