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Bound in Steel - Scene 1 by DarkSittich Bound in Steel - Scene 1 by DarkSittich

Hmmm… Sergeant Applesnack “Steelhooves”?


Yes, Ma’am.

That was the nickname your squadmates gave you right? Under Big McIntosh? 

It’s a long story.

I’d love to hear it some time. That’s not why I asked you to come here though. You do know why I wanted you here, right? 

They just offered me an assignment with the Ministry of Wartime Technology and I took it, ma’am. I wasn’t told anything else...

Well, we’ll fix that soon enough. But first... Would it kill you to loosen up a bit? Please. Call me Applejack would ya? Heh. It ain’t like we’re strangers here.
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I had been offered a special assignment with the Ministry of Wartime Technology, and after months being stationed in Zebratown I accepted immediately,
eager to leave that place behind. I’d met Applejack maybe once or twice before, but nothing in the way of formal introductions.
I wouldn't really say I knew her too well, only what Big Mac had told me about her during our time together and the few times the two of us had met after his death.
She was a Ministry mare after all, and hardly had the time to stop for just some soldier. Even so, she had a way of carrying herself that was out of place for a government pony.
I’ll admit, it caught me a bit offguard at first.

She asked me how I had met Big McIntosh, about our time serving together and we recounted memories of him briefly. But she clearly had purpose in requesting me specifically.
Her brother’s death had only seen to make her more determined. She told me about an initiative she was planning “The Steel Ranger" project.
Something new so that no family would ever have to go through what she did when she lost her brother. A new push to protect our soldiers, to win the war and save Equestria.
And she needed a pony she could trust to help her do that. That pony was going to be me.

Since I had fought alongside Big Mac against the Zebras I suppose she figured he had trusted me enough with his life, and that was good enough reason for her.
In truth, it had always been the other way around. But if I could help my friend by helping her, I was proud to do it.

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This is for a Fallout: Equestria related project I'm currently working on together with  The-LD, who wrote the snippet of text above.
It's going to be a series of illustrations that depict different scenes originally from his script "Bound in Steel". It is about Steelhooves' past during the war,
and how he bacame the pony he is in Fallout: Equestria. Sounds pretty good, huh?
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Drawer450 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Is she flirting with him? Sounds like she has a crush on a soldier
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
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miki123p Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
A little shipping with applejack :)
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Devilgirl007 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
This is awesome!
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DSC-the-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
SteelRAnger FTW. Poor AppleSnack.

Great Artwork though
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aborrozakale Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! steel, eres el mejor 
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Maverickwolfzx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Wow, the farm evolve and i like it
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Innak Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Message from Kkat:

:squee:

I love this! :love:  Thank you!  You bring these characters and their relationship to life. :heart:

:iconapplejackclapplz: :iconrarityclapplz: :iconrdclapplz:
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Vytti Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reeeeaaly nice work!
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Neondash Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Looks awesome, love the expressions :)
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SgtFoxxMccloud Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Well work, and nice story. I'd want to see them all...
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Very nice work. You can tell by the bits of shadow under AJ's eyes that she's been putting in the long hours. :)
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not big on FoE...but this I will be following with eagat anticipation!
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Backlash91 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
TURN .....THIS......INTO...A FANFICTION.....and I will read it SO EXCITEDLY!
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Moxypony Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Check the description, homie. He's doing this with :iconthe-ld: who's writing the actual story.
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Backlash91 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
LE GASP!

.....I am now a "homie"
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Moxypony Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It's a whole new world opened up for you, my friend.
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nightwolf37 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
i'd like more pics of these 2 favorite fallout ship besides velvet/calamity
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jyroman53 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this ... :iconsoldierplz: ?
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coyotecyb Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
not bad at all - you should make it an audio drama
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The-LD Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Was trying to originally, but everything got a bit tied up and so I decided to tell it through illustrations. I'm not ruling that out as a possibility for the future, but at present it seems a bit unlikely just based on everyone's schedules.
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coyotecyb Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
i very much know that pain. I have been putting out the Audio Drama for FOE for the past 2 years (Chap 11 just came out a month or so ago) and its amazing it's still running.
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xxxMakixxx Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Cool I salute you! 
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FaultLine13 Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2016
THIS IS AWESOME!!! Steelhooves is my favorite character from Fallout Equestria, and I've always wanted to see more art of his past! Looking forward to seeing the rest of this series! 
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JetWave Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! She's so cute! I love the subtle touches you've made to give a sense of age too. Overall this just looks fantastic in every way imaginable and I'm really looking forward to more! :D
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MaxoscosDM Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat's great :D

~Marie
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jolliapplegirl Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you for drawing this. I love the two of them and I love all fanart of the their story... As you can tell, I'm filled with joy.
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ScarletLightning565 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That moment when you find something you didn't know you were looking for, but then can't get enough of.

More! I must have more!
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TooCliched Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Writer
I do dig Applejack's black hat. :D
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The-LD Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Looking great! Really excited to see all of this come together in one form or another! Thanks!
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