Family? Friends? Country? Fortunately, many of us have never had to choose between them.
Dust Cloud, AKA Private Updraft, is an average soldier with a middling job in the Enclave. He is selected for special service observing life in the Wasteland for possible colonization or cooperation by the Enclave. He clandestinely moves down to the Wasteland to complete his mission.
Soon, surprising events force him to question where his loyalties lie… and the loyalties of all those he knows… and is forced to choose between them. The lives of ponies lie in the balance. What will he choose? And will it be the right choice?