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Other OC in the Zombie Apocalypse! (The Reboot!)

Discussion in 'Main Roleplay' started by Sharpster25, 11 December 2017.

  1. Mista Squishy

    Mista Squishy (ThatSquishyGuy)

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    "Got the all clear eh? that's good, makes it easier on us." The Captain spoke with optimism before approaching one of the ground floor gate guards.

    "The Lieutenant and I shall be executing a search and rescue operation, make sure the wall guards are on high alert and know that we may return at any time with more... or less than we left with." He Commanded with authority in his voice.

    "sir, yes sir!" the eager guard replied, saluting, "shall i inform the princess also Captain?" He asked inquisitively before the Captain had a chance to leave.

    "The... The Princess?... Luna? oh no no... she doesn't need to know... she's uh... busy with her own duties and such, no need to inform her of my goings on, don't want her worrying... not that she'd worry of course." Night Orb replied with a subtle sense of embarrassment or anxiousness about him. "heh... now!" He coughed regathering himself, "Hop to it now! on the double!" He boomed, snapping back to his no nonsense authoritative attitude. The Young Gaurd scampering off to inform his fellow ponies.

    The Captain crossed across the drawbridge and outside the safety of the castle walls, into the dull, colour drained and ruined city of Canterlot, to which he turned to Nightwing. "Well then, where to first lass?"
     
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    Nightwing allowed herself a smirk as she gave the captain a knowing look, “sorry captain but I have to say, you might as well hang a sign round your neck saying 'I fancy the Princess'”

    She started walking, “call it a mares instinct, anyway” she pulled a small map out of her saddlebag and pored over it, trying to think where her squad would hold up, where would give them the best chance.

    Suddenly, she felt her coms orb start vibrating in her bag, she scrambled for it and quickly tapped the top activating it, “This is lieutenant Nightwing, report, who is this?” she said quickly.


    A voice came through the orb “Lieutenant? Thank Luna, we feared the worse when you didn't show up to the rendezvous, this is Snow”

    “Corporal? What's your location and how many are you?” she quickly asked hoping for good news.

    “We're all here, we're holed up at the old Sparkle estate, but....”

    “But what? Corporal what's happened?” she said, panic showing in her voice.

    “....One of us was bitten, Private Dusk, she's showing.... signs”

    Nightwings heart dropped, a scratch from one would give a light fever at worse but a bite....

    She took a breath and composed herself, “Hang tight Corporal, me and Captain Night Orb are on our way” she replaced the orb in her bag, “Captain.... I've as good as lost one, i'm not losing any more”
     
  3. Mista Squishy

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    The Captain's Face went warm from embarrassment as he scrunched his face up, unable to think of a response, instead choosing to ignore the comment. Which thankfully worked in his favour as the message came through SRCO, Short Range Communications Orb.

    "it's alright Lieutenant," Night Orb reassured once the message finished. "Let's not get ahead of ourselves, letting our emotions control our actions with bring more danger to them and us. take it slow, steady and quiet." He peered over the map she was holding. "We ought to stick to the alleys, that will minimise the chances of being run down by pegasi variants. any others we can either distract or sneak past with any luck." He pointed a hoof to the location they were held up on the map, "Sparkle Estate isn't far from here, Princess Twilight always lived near the castle for easy access to classes once she became Celestia's pupil. This increases their chances for safe extraction greatly. Your regiment like to think ahead." The Captain spoke before turning and looking along the path towards the upper housing district of Canterlot, where the Sparkle Estate is.

    "when you've gathered yourself Miss Nightwing, we'll set off on that route. No zeds as far as i can see." He turned back giving her a firm but reassuring look, like that of a father both comforting and building the strength of their upset child.
     
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    Nightwing shook her head trying to dislodge her thoughts and clear her mind, she couldn't be distracted, not out here beyond the relative safety of the castle walls.

    “Yes sir” like a switch was flipped in her head she became focused and alert again as she started walking. Her and the Captain walked closely side by side, alert for any sign of the dead.

    “Sir” she whispered “recently on my patrols I've noticed that they've started to hide when they're not actively chasing prey, its as if they're passively hunting, staying hidden until somepony gets close enough to make the kill easier” She looked at him, a hint of worry in her eyes “they're learning”
     
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    Night Orb Ground his teeth together as he thought, the new information disturbing him slightly.

    "Is this common amongst the undead or just a few have started to?" He asked raising an eyebrow as he looked to his Lieutenant. "If they are doing so on a mass scale then that messes with out plan too much. They'll be in the alleys not the open streets."

    The Captain starts rummaging in his thoughts thinking up a backup plan in his head. 'If we take the streets instead we'll have a higher chance of attracting the flyers.' He Scratched his beard as they walked. 'But if we take the alleys we can get cornered with plenty of undead, either way we might not get there without alerting one or two...'
     
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    “More and more common each day sir” she pointed a hoof around them “this area was swarming when they were chasing me, now look, nothing” she looked at the captain “they lost their prey, so now, back into hiding in the shadows, the alleys will be deathtraps. Best bet would be ….shhh” she froze and held a hoof to her lips, her ears twitching like mad as her superior hearing alerting her to something amiss.

    “....heard something” she barely whispered, slowly drawing her crossbow. Poised and ready to fire, her eyes started darting between all the buildings on either side of the pair, waiting for something to emerge.

    “I suggest we move captain, we're exposed out here” she said as she slowly started walking while keeping her weapon raised, now on extremely high alert.
     
  7. Mista Squishy

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    The Captain Whispered in responce, "Alright, not more talk, we move silently and stick close, no noise no matter what." He muttered before making his way with Nightwing towards the market district.

    Thankfully the District was still in the open, but there was a higher chance of not being spotted from the alleys, thanks to all the stalls and gazebo like tents. He kept a close eye on the nearby tents that were once vibrant with colour and of the finest quality fabrics... only to now be dull and almost grey with stains from Celestia knows what and tears riddled throughout from past skirmishes and panicked stampeding civilians.

    The Walk through most of the market went without the hitch until about two thirds of the way through the Captain stopped, catching something out of the corner of his eye, what he lacks in hearing Night Orb makes up for with hawk-like vision from the many years of late night patrols and midnight missions.

    Just 30 feet away on the other side of the market and towards the left he spotted an undead pony of somekind, too obscure to make out what race it may have been. The Zony hadn't noticed... yet, and was busy shoving it's snout into a shattered open crate of rotted old fish that had long been scavenged by other zonies, just the smell lingered behind, taunting the remaining rotters.

    The Captain halted suddenly but silently, nudging Nightwing slightly and looking to her. His hoof raised to his lips as he now took a slightly crouched stance as to hide more behind the various stalls and market gazebos. He gestured his head towards the zony, informing the Lieutenant before continuing onward slightly slower due to the low posture.
     
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    'Must be what I heard earlier' Nightwing thought, slowly stowing her crossbow on her back and then following close behind Night Orb keeping low behind cover as they gave the zony a wide berth. Progress was much slower that she would have liked, with the pair pausing behind every stall and tent to check that the lone zony was still unaware of them.

    Finally after what felt like hours of crawling from stall to stall they managed to slip by unnoticed she breathed a small sigh of relief, 'Not out of the woods yet' she thought as they continued, still on high alert even as the old Sparkle Estate loomed into view out of the darkness, 'nearly there' she thought, not letting herself relax, at least not until she found her guard.
     
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    The route they took lead them to a narrow street with a cobbled path, much older than the rest of the city, where the overhanging rooftop's gave them enough aerial coverage from the pegazonies but also meant that the alleyways were much closer to them on either side.

    'This is where it gets tricky...' Night Orb thought, turning to Nightwing, with the Sparkle Estate in sight and the eerie dead silence worrying him. He nodded ahead, signalling for her to take the lead, as sight isn't helpful when you can't see around corners. 'Hopefuly she can hear em before they see us.' he reassured his thoughts.
     
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    Nightwing gulped as she took the lead, her ears twitching like crazy as she tried to focus. Normally she'd avoid a street this narrow, especially at night. But they were short on time and she was already feeling way more uneasy than usual.

    Slowly, with her crossbow drawn again, she started down the cobbled street, having to rely on her hearing almost entirely in the inky black shadows under the overhanging roofs.

    Suddenly she signalled to the captain to stop and did the same, she'd heard something. Remaining silent she turned to her left and aimed her weapon at an open doorway, she signalled the captain again pointing at it. She remained motionless in the few seconds it took to hear the noise again, very uncoordinated hoofsteps, a few more seconds and a pair of red eyes started to emerge from the darkness.

    Not giving the zony a chance to react to their presence, Nightwing aimed between its eyes and loosed a bolt at the target, it struck with a mild thud and the red eyes disappeared as the zony fell back into the back into the darkness. Nightwing stayed still for a few more seconds, not even daring to breath as she waited to see if anything had heard them.
     
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    Night Orb took a more aggressive en garde stance, ready to intercept the zony Nightwing just shot... A few moments pass, not even a groan from the corpse.

    The Captain looked ahead and behind them along the cobbled streets, making sure nothing saw them but hoping nothing heard. 'Alright... that was a close one... doubt we can pull that off again.' He Thought taking a quiet, slow exhale before looking to Nightwing with a nod, and began moving again.

    The rest of the street went very quietly and without issue and the two ponies eventually reached the end of the street which now opened up slightly into a main brick paved road with various mansions and houses around and one large building that held a giant clock-tower, which was the local university of Canterlot, there was one other University in Canterlot which was on the opposite side of the city and treated the more working class individuals.

    Night Orb stopped and quickly surveyed the road left and right before scanning the open evening sky, the sun no longer visible bar the crimson red strip across the horizon slowing fading into the void-like night sky. He turned to Lieutenant Nightwing and leaned in close to her fur tuffed ear, whispering as quietly as he could, knowing she'd easily hear thanks to her superior senses, "Coast is clear for now, which building do you think your squad would be held up in?"
     
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    Nightwing pointed at the old Sparkle Estate, directly across the street, reasoning that they hadn't reported in any movement so they must still be there. She stepped out just before hearing something approaching, the sound made her blood run cold. She quickly back-pedalled straight into the captain then scrambled pushing him off the street and through the nearest open window then quickly jumping in after him.

    She covered his mouth and made a very exaggerated shushing motion before peaking ever so slightly from the corner of the window, she saw it turning the end of the street, what looked like a normal uninfected mare at first glance walking down the street, one leg covering its face as it cried, suddenly with a glow of purple and different mare was in its place, another glow and a stallion now stood there. Nightwing had seen enough as she hid again. “Changling” She muttered in the Captains ear “wait for it to pass”
     
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    A few moments go by and the crying slowly fades as the chanlging passed.

    "A changling?" He whispered in reply, "what are they doing all the way down in Canterlot?" He said with worry in his voice.

    The Captain got up and carefully looked out the window before stepping out and checking again, the coast was clear. He waved Nightwing over as they slowly made their way over to the building she pointed out, a large building with various small towers and large windows. They made their way to a nearby bush on the estate checking for zonies all the way, while the house remained eerily silent, which meant really bad news, or really good news.

    Night Orb lent over and whispered once more, "Buzz them, we don't wanna step into a whole houseful of zonies." he said referring to the orb in her bag.
     
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    “Most likely operating as a spy before all of this started” Nightwing said pulling out the orb and giving it a tap, it started vibrating and was quickly answered,

    “This is Corporal Snow, that you Lieutenant?” came a familiar voice.

    “Yeah, me and the Captain are outside Sparkle Estate, is that still your position?”

    “Yes Lieutenant, we're on the top floor, we cleared out the lower floors so they should be safe enough for now, come on in” the orb went quiet and stopped glowing.

    “Well, you heard them” she took a long look around, making sure nothing could see them before slipping out of the bush and climbing in through the nearest window.
     
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    "Good news it is." Night Orb sighed with relief after taking in the surroundings. The room they were in seemed to be an old games room with a now-broken and moulded pool table shoved against the wall, splintered remains of what were most likely chairs and tables scattered across the room with shattered glass from display cases and pictures along the wall that now lay littered along the floor of which various holes had been punched through the floorboards. Whatever happened at this estate was brutal.

    "let make our way up, keep quiet still." He turned to Nightwing "We don't want to attract any outside attention yet."

    The two made their way up, careful of creaky steps and holes in the rich wood stairwell. The house was still eerily silent as they ascended.
     
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    Deep within the halls of Canterlot Castle down several flights of stairs in a secluded, underground, dimly lit room, Cpl. Roseate Light sits in Canterlot's Radio Base Station underneath the large, and somewhat new, radio tower. The lone radio mare sits in attention as a giant wall of controls sits in front of her as she awaits word of the Night Guards endeavors into infected Canterlot. She is used to the long hours in the lonely dungeon-like room. It suited her. She chose to be here. She takes a moment to scribble down some notes. The unicorn loved to study when her job wasn't keeping her busy. Using her magic, she floats up a pencil and begins writing. A number of long algebraic equations flow onto her notebook. She stares at them, unsatisfied.

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    "What am I missing here?" she murmurs to herself.

    She helped construct this tower, it was partly her brain child. When it was built, she had big hopes for radio operations as a whole under the Royal Guard. However, interest waned, all of the other radio ponies who helped her built this place were either dismissed or left themselves leaving only her behind. She used to constantly beg Princess Celestia for more Royal Funding for this place, doing her best to keep her life's work alive. When tragedy did finally strike, she felt somewhat responsible. She spends many nights caked with guilt, wondering to herself. "What if I pushed harder? With a functioning two-way radio system, maybe we could've informed the crown about this quicker. Maybe we could've quarantined the problem before it got out of hand. Maybe we could've saved thousands of lives..."

    The Corporal's thoughts are soon broken by the sound of her pencil falling to the concrete floor. She floats it back up to her desk and continues working. She can't waste time thinking about the past. She has a job to do now, and that's all she needs to worry about.
     
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    Nightwings feeling of unease only grew stronger with each step they took, at the top the pair found themselves at the end of a long corridor lined with doors either side that stretched into the inky darkness out of Nightwings sight.

    Focusing, she closed her eyes and listened, her ears twitching this way and that. After a few seconds she heard something “hoofsteps, armour clinking, hushed voices, that way” she whispered as she pointed along and to the left of the corridor.

    She went to take a step and paused, hearing something else, walking slowly up the creaking staircase. Her eyes snapped open and she swivelled her ears round “....crying” fear showing in her voice “the changling, it's following us”
     
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    Night Orb's heart suddenly went from a calm beat to a pounding rhythm as his eyes widened in fear, a changling rotter mere feet away, following them on the top floor towards the few survivors they set out to rescue. This was an all or nothing moment, life and death, flee for fight.

    "Move with haste and barricade the door" Orb said picking up the pace but trying to keep as quiet as possible, "That'll give us time to think."

    The Captain made it to the door Nightwing pointed to, which just happened to be within eye-shot of Orb's keen vision. Orb quietly knocked the door in a pattern a zony would most likely not be able to recreate before opening the door slowly, whispering, "125th Nightguard Regiment, Recon squad B, Extraction Team has arrived." The Captain entered, to see a cast Iron frying pan only three inches from his face, which quickly removed itself.

    "S-sorry Sir! Almost gave you whack. Good thing zonies can't speak. heh" a young stallion a few inches smaller than orb apologised, backing up and saluting.

    "Keep quiet, Changling bogie is on it's way, keep quiet, barricade the door, and we'll wait it out." He whispered his commands, closing the door once Nightwing entered.
     
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    Nightwings heart soared seeing her squad again as she entered after the Captain, but she quickly squashed it, they weren't out of danger yet. “Group hug later guys, You heard the Captain” She hissed “go go go”. As they sprang to attention and started grabbing whatever was left in the room she pulled Corporal Snow to one side, “Where's Dusk?”

    Snow pointed towards the corner of the room where the shadow of a pony laid, “She's very weak ma'am, we did what we could, but you know what a bite means....”

    “I know Corporal, go help the others, I'll ….deal with it” Nightwing whispered sadly. She walked over to Dusk and sat next to the limp batpony, “Private Dusk, can you hear me?” she leaned in as she spoke.

    The batponys eyes opened and she looked up at nightwing, “Lieutenant? Finally made it then?” Dusk said weakly, a faint smile coming over her face.

    “I'm sorry I wasn't quick enough” Nightwing whispered, her eyes starting to water up at the sight of one of her squad like this, knowing there was nothing she could do.

    “Don't start crying on me ma'am” She slowly started getting to her hooves, with Nightwing supporting her, “I know what a bite means, I know what should happen to me, but Luna be damned if I'm just gonna lay down and let it, help me to the window”

    Nightwing supported her as they slowly moved towards the large empty windowframe “Are you sure about this Private?”

    Dusk gritted her teeth “I am NOT going to let this thing have my body, not now, not ever” she pulled her tags from around her neck and thrust them into Nightwings hooves, “now help me onto the windowsill” Nightwing hoisted her up and stepped back, she snapped to attention and saluted. Dusk shakily turned to face her and copied Nightwings actions and held the salute, “Good luck Lieutenant, it was an honour” she said.

    “You too” Nightwing said, the only thing betraying her feelings being the tears starting rolling down her face, “See you soon Private”

    “Not to soon I hope” she said with a smile as she let herself fell backwards out of the window and out of sight.
     
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    Night Orb finished helping the Squad barricade the door and made his way to Nightwing, stood at the window, tears in dampening her face.

    "It's alright Lieutenant..." He placed a hoof on her shoulder, "Better to die living then to come back dead." He looked back to the remaining squad, some of which are double and triple checking the barricade, with one or two returning the glance with loss and sadness in their eyes.

    "Join the others, they need you right now, i'll check if Private Dusk..." He paused, not needing to finish what he said, "You don't need that image in your memory, Lieutenant." He gave Nightwing a halfhearted smile of 'There's still hope' waiting for her to join the squad.
     

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