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Helios 7: Fallout.

By Mandroid
Created: 19th December 2020 01:09:09 PM

  1. =Helios 7=
  2.  
  3. >Canterlot had been recovering from the attack by the griffins.
  4. >By the grace of all that was good in the world, the damage was mostly superficial and casualties were low.
  5. >Less than a hundred citizens had lost their lives.
  6. >Most of the city infrastructure was intact.   
  7. >The guards had been helping refugees from their damaged homes and setting them up in shelters across the city.
  8. >Another lucky break was that the platform suspending Canterlot above the valley below hadn't been broken.
  9. >A bit shaken up from the explosions, but not broken. The masons were repairing now.
  10. >If that was a lucky break, then you had also caught a blessing.
  11. >By some miracle, Grogar's cage hadn't been damaged at all.
  12. >If it wasn't for him being bound to the city and feeling everything it felt, the Necromancer wouldn't have even known there was an attack.
  13. >You walked through the city, helping direct reconstruction efforts.
  14. >Next to you walked...another matter.
  15. >It had been three days since you and Princ-
  16. >Since you and Celestia had spent the night together.
  17. >You had almost been caught by the morning servant, but Celestia was able to teleport you back to your room before she got in.
  18. >What followed were the two most awkward days on the job you had ever experienced.
  19. >How do you go about guarding someone who was moaning your name the night before?
  20. >You remember asking her where this was headed, just as you remembered her almost sad response.
  21. >"I...don't know, Anonymous. I'm not too certain about much these days. But...I know that I would like to...continue to be close to you, if you would have me."
  22. >Of course you had said yes.
  23. >You had to stay close to her.
  24. >It was your job.
  25.  
  26. >Celestia and you continued to walk through Canterlot, helping rebuild where you could.
  27. >There was hardly a need for a bodyguard today, not with the city still on high alert.
  28. >Today you would help build.
  29. >Sometimes you would secure an overhang as Celestia held it up.
  30. >Other times you would be the one holding things up as Celestia reached inside a broken structure to retrieve a filly that had been caught in it.
  31. >What seemed to help the most however, was simply her being there.
  32. >You could see the looks of adulation and thanks pouring out from the citizens as Celestia did everything in her power to return them to their way of life.
  33. >You had been seeing many different sides of Celestia recently...
  34. >You had almost seen a furious Celestia when she made an emergency trip to Gryphus to confront the new Thane.
  35. >Fortunately, he was quick to declare his predecessor a madman and promise to keep his distance from Equestria as a whole.
  36.  
  37. >The two of you were now in the southern plaza near a relief cart.
  38. >You were handing out food, water and blankets to everyp0ny who wasn't in a shelter yet.
  39. >There were reports of things getting rather hectic at some of the other relief carts, but not here.
  40. >Here, ponies were lined up in an orderly fashion and were content to wait their turn for food.
  41. >You chalked it up once again to Celestia's presence.
  42. >"Here, this should help you through the night, please be safe My Little Pony." Celestia said.
  43. >"Bless you Princess..." The mother says as she trots back to her children.
  44. >The last of the supplies handed out, Celestia trotted up next to you.
  45. >Out of sight from the refugees, she leaned forward and nuzzled the side of your face.
  46. >"Thank you Anonymous...I couldn't have done this without you."
  47. "O-of course, Celestia."
  48.  
  49. >Celestia lead the two of you out of the plaza.
  50. >You turned your thoughts inward.
  51. >You really weren't too sure about this...
  52. >She was your boss, the pony who not only paid you, but dictated what you did with your time on the job.
  53. >Hell, she was your monarch! She had the ultimate power over if you could even live here or not!
  54. >And you had slept with her.
  55. >Celestia had said that she could not be in a relationship.
  56. >She had said that the citizens of Canterlot and possibly all of Equestria couldn't accept a monarch
  57. >Why would Celestia risk her reputation over you?
  58. >You weren't that special, just a bodyguard.
  59. >Was she really risking her reputation?
  60. >Maybe this was just a night of casual sex and there was nothing to worry about.
  61. >You admit Celestia is...attractive.
  62. >Any hang-ups you had about species had long since been left behind, she was just another person now.
  63. >Another immortal, sun raising, royal person...
  64. >...
  65. >You weren't really helping your nerves here.
  66. >Celestia had also said that she was going to do more for herself and "never let you down".
  67. >But what the hell did that even mean? She had never let you down before.
  68. >And why should she worry about you?
  69. >She was the sun.
  70. >You were just a guard.
  71.  
  72. >You sigh.
  73. >A guard...
  74. >You start to wonder on the significance Shining Armor played in your current situation.
  75. >Celestia had taken you into her bed just after Armor had died.
  76. >There was no doubt that the two of you were just trying to make each other feel a bit better in such dark times, but was that it?
  77. >Was Celestia's current mood towards you affection that had always been there?
  78. >Or was it just a response to losing someone dear to her and trying to fill the void?
  79. >It was absolutely no secret that the two of them were close, they were family.
  80. >Hell Shining had been close to almost everyp0ny in the castle.
  81. >Celestia had said she failed him, you figured she blamed herself for what happened.
  82. >But she also said she would never fail you, and that was more interesting.
  83. >Was she only doing this because she thinks she MIGHT one day fail you?
  84. >Is she trying to give you what she thinks you want before it might happen?
  85. >And why the hell is sleeping with you the first thing she decided on?
  86. >You're so wrapped up that you don't notice Celestia has stopped until it's almost too late.
  87. >She was staring up at the gradually setting sun with a mournful expression on her face.
  88. "Celestia?"
  89. >Her head lowers and her eyes flick over to you. "It's time, Anon."
  90.  
  91. >The sun was setting over Canterlot's walls, casting the area in harsh shadows.
  92. >The perfect setting for a funeral.
  93. >Princess Cadence was there, but she refrained from giving a eulogy.
  94. >You and several of Shining's friends in the guard had each given a short one, detailing his strength and heroism in the attack.
  95. >As shining was lowered into his plot in the royal gardens, another stallion took his place next to the Celestia at the podium.
  96. >"And so it is that with great honor that I name Dapper Thunder the new Captain of the Guard." She said.
  97. >Dapper was a good guy, he'd take good care of the guard.
  98. >Seven unicorns took position and fired off bursts of magic into the sky as the casket was lowered.
  99. >As the bolts passed through the air, three streaks flew out of Wonderbolts stadium and passed over the ceremony.
  100. >As the guests begin to file out, you are able to catch Princess Cadence before she leaves.
  101. "Princess..."
  102. >She turns to you, her eyes red and puffy from tears shed and her lip trembling.
  103. >Anything you could have said then just seemed so...pointless, making the words die on your tongue.
  104.  
  105. "I'm...so, so sorry..."
  106. >Cadence shakes her head. "It's not your fault, Anonymous...The griffins attacked and Shining tried to defend the city..."
  107. >Her head perks up a bit and she now wears a teary smile. "I know that Shining would have been proud of his final act..."
  108. "What...will you do now?"
  109. >Cadence looks out over the city. "I must return to the Crystal Kingdom...But I may decide to take some time to myself soon."
  110. "You deserve it, ma'am."
  111. >Cadence smiles at you.
  112. >"Be safe, Anonymous." She says before she turns and walks away.
  113. >You stare at her for some time, eventually hearing the sound of hooves behind you.
  114. >"I weep for her." Celestia says.
  115. "I can't imagine what she's going through..."
  116. >You bristle as Celestia rests her head on your shoulder.
  117. >Cadence vanishes into the castle tower, leaving you and Celestia alone in the garden.
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