GRAVITY FALLS: Multiple-birth siblings move in with their estranged and mysterious money-obsessed great uncle, going on adventures, uncovering mysteries, and battling the strange and abnormal. Also, Soos is there.
Multiple-birth siblings move in with their estranged and mysterious money-obsessed great uncle, going on adventures, uncovering mysteries, and battling the strange and abnormal. Also, Launchpad McQuack is there.
I’ve never really been a fan of love triangles, but one thing I loved about JTV’s love triangle is how different each relationship was from one another and I admired the writers for that. Now they’re building up Jafael again (over the cost of killing the man she chose over him countless times / totally erasing her other best friend out of picture) and they’re doing it by recycling villadero’s moments and putting Rafael on scenes he shouldn’t be in.
I am really happy Rafael’s grown (though we didn’t see any of his development and this is such a waste of Justin’s talent and story arc), but Jane saying he is “sort of her best friend” the first episode after Michael’s death, exchanging late phone texts and having weekly family gatherings with him is such a straight-forward copy of villadero’s lines/scenes and it’s cringy to watch.
And that moment when Jane says she can’t read it without breaking down, it really should’ve been Alba the one talking to her because she is the person who gets what Jane’s going through the best. It could’ve been another great Villanueva moment, but instead we’ve barely got to see any of those.
I totally get that Rafael is part of her family, is a constant presence and they should be friends and I really like that. However, it’s very likely they’re going to bring the romance back and it’s not only insensitive of them to shove down our throats so many J/R moments the first episode after Michael’s death, but it is a little offensive to their fans to literally copy J/M moments. I did enjoy J/R on the first season and could’ve kept supporting it if things had turned out differently, because despite everything, each couple was unique and had its pros and cons. Now it is just likely to be a cheap repetition of the previous relationship and I think every fan deserved better.
Choi Youngjae - First off I hope u know ur dating the sunshine-iest person ever - An actual angel - That being said - Ur so lucky - You wake up to his many alarms - But he doesn’t - So good luck waking him up in the mornings - Because his alarms just won’t do it - “Yah, Youngjae, it’s time to get up” - “Youngjae-ah” - “Hey” - “HEY” - “P L E A S E” - And then just flopping on him because he still hasn’t gotten up - But he’ll continue to lay there because you’re so warm and cozy and now he doesn’t want to move even more - Him playing piano and not realizing you’re there - And you’re just so amazed by his talents - Sitting on the piano bench next to him - With your head on his shoulder while he plays - And you just kinda close your eyes and listen to the music - Maybe even fall asleep - And he thinks it’s r e a l l y cute - Anything you do is so cute to him - If you wear his clothes, he’ll be so surprised at first - “Ah, jagi, you’re wearing my clothes!!” - (He’s not mad, just o h m y gosh his girl is wearing his clothes) - You steal his hats - They’re so big and floppy on you and he adores it - You’ll buy each other flowers - For no reason - He’ll buy you flowers one day - And then the next you buy him flowers - And he just lights up - And next thing you know there’s flowers all over your house - Probably says I love you - All the time - Because he does - Holding hands - He’ll come home after a long day of work and he’ll find you curled up in bed with Coco and his heart can’t take it - He’ll fall on the floor because of how cute you are - He just loves you s o m u c h - Coco is essentially your all’s child - Imagine kids with Youngjae tho - I hope he has a lil girl because it’d be so preciouis - Okay anyways but - He reminds me of sunflowers because he’s just so sweet and happy - You get to hear his English - And laugh - “Hahahaha” - His laugh makes you laugh because it’s so cute - If you’re EVER sad, he will immediately work at cheering you up - “NONONONNO WHY ARE YOU SAD” - Infinite hugs - He’s going to take care you of so much - “Did you eat?” - “Have you slept?” - “Water?” - Tbh I think Youngjae is just the perfect boyfriend -Laying together on the couch eating ice cream together - And watching cute movies underneath multiple blankets - Falling asleep on him - With your head on his shoulder - Or in his lap - And he’s so scared to move because what if he wakes you up - He’ll just sit there - Very still - No breathing - Jk he’ll breath but he just is vv careful - Choi Youngjae is the most precious bean - He loves everything about you - You’re so beautiful to him and perfect and he loves you so much - You’re his everything
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Word count: 969 (I know it’s small don’t judge please)
A/N OKAY, this is something I spent a lot of time writing, and actually got detention because I was writing part of it during an EXTREMELY BORING history class, so I really hope you like it!
(Y/N) woke up into the night. The attacks were getting more frequent each day, and so were her nightmares. Sitting up and resting her head on the headboard of her bed, acknowledging the fact that she wouldn’t be going to sleep anytime soon, she grudgingly got out of bed dragging her blanket with her, and headed downstairs to the golden and red common room.
She threw herself on the couch opposite the fireplace. With a flick of her wand, a roaring fire appeared in it. She covered herself with the blanket, also covering her nearly bare feet. She was only wearing a pair of shorts and a shirt that belong to her best friend since third year, Sirius Black. Although his scent still lingered off of the shirt and provided some comfort, it wasn’t enough to help her fall back asleep. She shifted on the couch, so that her face reflected the light of the fire as she stared absent mindlessly into the fireplace.
Sirius Black woke up in the middle of the night due to a noise that came from downstairs. After multiple attempts to fall asleep, he gave up and headed towards the common room.
He had reached the top of the staircase when the light coming from downstairs made him wince. Once his ayes adjusted to the light, he saw his best friend, (Y/N) Lawson lying on t he couch.
“Couldn’t sleep, Lawson?” he asked
(Y/N) turned upon hearing her friend’s voice, seeing him descend the stairs half naked. He wasn’t wearing a shirt, revealing a toned chest and a more-than-generous six-pack.
“Like what you see?” he asked, a smirk already finding itself on his face
“don’t flatter yourself Black, and no, I couldn’t sleep” she stated, and then, so silently so that he couldn’t hear “the nightmares are getting worse”
But he heard. The smirk immediately disappeared from his face, turning into a frown. She sat upright, making space for her friend to sit besides her. He placed a hand around her shoulders, and she rested her head on the crook of his neck.
“How bad?” he sighed
She hesitated a bit before deciding to tell him
“I dream of… attacks… everywhere. We’re on the train, when suddenly a group of Death Eaters march in, heading straight for our compartment.
Sirius sighed, (Y/N)’s parents are muggles, putting (Y/N) in great danger.
“they grab me” (Y/N) continued “use the cruciatus curse on me, torture me until I’m practically begging for death. Then, they kill me, slowly. The rest of you just sat there chatting, like you couldn’t see, or hear m, or you just didn’t care.”
(Y/N) hadn’t realized she had started crying.
Sirius hugged her, pulling her even closer to him. His heart broke seeing her like this. (Y/N) was normally such a happy person. But ever since Voldermort had started gaining more power and followers, the mischievous glint behind her eyes was nearly gone.
But that last statement had really shocked him ‘or you just didn’t care’ what the hell was she even talking about? Placing a hand under her chin, he gently pushed it upwards so that he was looking directly into her eyes.
“(Y/N) Lawson, you listen to me, and you listen to me good. You have been one of my best friends-if not my best- since third year. And being so close to me means that all James, Remus and Peter care deeply about you”he paused, not knowing how to continue “Remember in out fifth year, when that Ravenclaw broke your heart?”
“Yeah..” she chuckled a bit despite the situation “you punched him, breaking his nose, James hexed him into puking birds for a little over a month and Remus, given his prefect status, gave him detention for a good two months.”
“Exactly! So don’t you ever think, not even for a second, that the four out of five marauders would abandon the fifth one during a death eater attack”
These words brought new tears to (Y/N)’s eyes, tears of happiness. Something about knowing that she had friends that would go to such lengths to protect her, and that one of them was Sirius Black, made her feel all warm, despite the chilly weather of February.
Because, although she hated to admit it, she had developed a slightpretty big big crush on her friend.
Sirius was watching his friend, ‘more than a friend’ he thought with a chuckle, closely. He had to admit that she was perfect. Her big, (Y/H/C) locks that framed her beautiful face perfectly, her big, (Y/E/C) almond shaped eyes filled with curiosity and mischief, her full, yet not too thick, lips that were just teasing him, her tiny waist…
But, contrary to common belief, it was her personality that made him fall for her. She had a strong personality, that’s how they became friends. The marauders had pranked (Y/N) and the rest of the girls, charming the shower heads into turning whoever used them red with gold polka dots, the Gryffindor house colors. (Y/N), after removing the color with a simple spell, had managed to get them back by doing the same thing to them, with the sole difference that whoever showered using them, would be turned bright, vibrant, glow-in-the-dark, PINK. And the four boys were stuck like that fro a week and a half until, finally, Madame Pomfrey managed to find the antidote that would turn them back to normal. She was the first, and the last, person to have ever out-pranked them, and he admired her for that.
She fell asleep on the couch, cuddled next to him. He watched her for a little while, admiring her, admiring her beauty and her strong personality…
Sirius Black fell asleep with only one thought on his mind, he was in love with (Y/N) Lawson.
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Summary: (Y/N) accidentally gets hurt while filming alongside Chris Evans and he insists on staying by their side throughout the whole thing
Warnings: some swearing
You had always had a fear of doing anything that involved heights but you had no reason for it, well, now you did.
Using harnesses to suspend actors in mid air wasn’t anything new to you, you had done it yourself a billion times and yet you were still terrified to do it, even more so today. You and Chris Evans were filming a major fight scene for Avengers infinity war, one that had left you suspended in mid air as you ‘fought’ against all sorts of things. Everyone else was on the ground, using real, physical weapons while you were here, stranded above them all using only your hands.
It was nerve inducing to be up here, god knows how many feet above the ground, but you had been assured that it was safe and perfectly fine for you to be up there, oh how wrong they all had been.
It had all gone downhill so fast, Joss called actions, everyone began fighting and just as the harness was supposed to elegantly lower you to the ground but that’s not how it played out at all. Just as the crew began to lower you the chords holding you to the line above you snapped and you began to fall multiple feet to the concrete below you.
You could hear the screaming below you but all you could focus on was the quickly approaching pavement, the cold gray concrete getting closer by the second. You closed your eyes and prayed for it to be a painless death but when you hit the concrete your prayers had gone unanswered. There was an immediate pain in your right shoulder, the entire thing throbbing and aching horribly, much more than any other place on your body.
“Oh my god (Y/N)!” Chris yells, quickly dropping to your side, his arms already reaching around your body to cradle you.
“My shoulder!” You yell when his hand accidentally brushes the area. “Oh my God my shoulder!”
“Someone call 911!” You can hear Scarlett’s voice calling. “(Y/N), (Y/N), can you look at us, open those eyes for us?” You comply, fluttering your eyes open only to be met with the face of all your concerned friends. “Where did you hit? Can you tell us what you hit?”
“Shoulder,’ You mutter through gritted teeth. “I landed on my shoulder,”
“Oh my god,” Scarlett whispers, her face paling as she covers her mouth with her hand.
“Shit,” Chris mutters, staring at your shoulder with that concerned gaze of his.
“It hurts,” You whisper, little fiery bolts of pain running up and down your body.
“I’m pretty sure you shattered your shoulder,” Chris mutters, gingerly wiping some of your sweat slicked strands from your forehead. “But at least you didn’t hit your head,” He offers weakly, smiling down at you. You nod your head, immediately regretting it when it only aggravates what’s left of your shoulder, causing you to yell in pain.
“Ow, ow, ow, ow ow,” You hiss, tears starting to sting at your eyes.
“We’ve got an ambulance five minutes away, think you can handle that sweetcheeks?” Jeremy crouches beside you, trying his best not to look at your shoulder.
“If I’m not dead by then sure,”
“Don’t say shit like that,” Chris chastises, his voice cracking just slightly. “What if you actually do die?”
“Then I’ve just predicted it,” You groan as more pain shoots throughout your body, causing you to cry out, arching your back, only causing more pain.
“Hey,” Chris places a hand on your okay shoulder, gently pushing you back down. “You gotta calm down, we don’t want you to further hurt yourself,”
“Too late for that-” Scarlett suddenly rushes back up, pointing to something in the distance.
“Ambulance is here early,” She states, breathing in shakily. Chris nods a bit before turning his attention back to you, staring down at you with that soft look in his eyes.
“I’m going with you,” He mutters.
“No,” You hiss, “You guys have work to do,”
“(Y/N), you just fell and broke your shoulder,’ Chris begins, staring at you with the most intimidating look you’d ever seen on him. “We’re not going to be able to work knowing you’re stuck in that hospital and we’re out here attempting to work. Now, I’m coming with you, got it?” You knew there was no point arguing, this man was so stubborn that if you didn’t let him come he would ditch filming and drive to see you. So there were only two options, let him come along or have him show up at the hospital half an hour later while he was supposed to be filming. You weighted your options, finally sighing shakily, wincing when the sigh affected your shoulder.
“Chris,” You hiss but the smile on your face was enough to betray your words. “I can feed myself food,”
“No,” Chris shakes his head, nudging the spoonful of soup towards your lips. “Doctor’s said you’re not allowed to use your arm for a bit,”
“I have two of them-”
“You can barely use your right hand normally much less your left one,” You mock gasp, feigning hurt. “I’m just kidding, now open your mouth so you can finish this god awful food,” You sigh, opening your mouth just enough for him to slide the spoon in. The taste of shitty hospital food fills your mouth and you cringe slightly, wincing at the taste.
“You better sneak some ice cream in for me,” You whisper, opening your mouth once again to let him spoon feed you the soup.
‘Of course I will,” Chris smiles, setting the bowl aside for now. “What kind of a friend would I be if I didn’t?”
“One who makes me eat awful hospital food and then doesn’t even bring me back ice cream?” Chris chuckles, reaching over to grab the water bottle you’d been drinking from. He takes the cap off and hands the bottle to you before starting to scavenge through your copious amounts of painkillers. “Chris, thank you for all of this,” You whisper, looking down to your lap as he hands you a few pills. “It really means a lot to me,” Chris smiles warmly at you, leaning forward to press a kiss to your forehead before leaning back again, grabbing the soup bowl once again.
(Hello! NickHopps_JudyWilde here! Here is the next installment of Honeymoon Vacation. The photo above is again drawn and colored by the amazing @ziegelzeig. And I have to say this to everyone who liked and repubbed this photo. Thank you all so much! And thank you to all who have read the story after being introduced. It means so much to me to how popular my fan fic has gotten in just two days. You are all the best!
So without further or due, here is the next chapter.)
Stu kissed his daughter on her cheeks before taking his seat next to Bonnie and Nicks mother, watching her walk up to the alter next to her fiancé.
Judy saw Nick standing by Finnick and Clawhauser, and just how handsome he looked. Like the day he joined the ZPD, dressed in his blues with an over zealous smile.
Nick could feel his throat starting to tighten, not from anguish, but to how beautiful she was. It was an overwhelming feeling, he thought he was about to cry.
The flowers that she was carrying, in which she handed to Francine who was the made of honor, symbolized Nick and Judy. Just like the rose he brought her all those months ago and the engagement ring, half amethyst and half emerald, just like their eyes.
Nick and Judy faced each other at the alter, looking at one another in their wedding attire. Up close, Nick saw how truly beautiful Judy was, something that he could never get tired of seeing. And for Judy, she had forgotten how handsome he looked; his soft white fur glistening from the painted windows and his badges reflecting the rays of the sun, more reasons that she was proud to become his soon to be wide.
After their blissful moment of devotion they turned to the snow leopard priest, smiling. The priest was from the ZPD, dedicating his life to joining officers in marriage. He was a Major in the Precinct 1 department, and also highly decorated and very well respected among the other officers of Precinct 1.
The priest cleared his throat loudly in the microphone around his ear. “Please take your seats,” the priest asked in a polite tone. Once the many rabbits and friends of both the bride and groom sat down, the leopard continued. “Thank you all for coming to watch as these two mammals come together in holy matrimony.”
The room erupted in applause and whistles, mostly from Judy’s side of the family. The groomsmen and bridesmaids clapped and smiled, other than Finnick who never smiled but still clapped along.
The priest made a motion with his hands so the crowd would calm down.
“Now before we begin this ceremony, does anyone here have any objections?”
The crowd either stayed silent or shook their heads in answer.
“Very well,” the leopard nodded as he opened The Bible he held in his paws. “Today…”
Nick awoke to the sound of the most annoying sound in the world, the steady loud beeping of an alarm clock. He peeked open an eye and saw that the sun had just began to rise. The slumberous fox reached out across the bed for Judy, but felt nothing but blanket.
“Hmm?” He grumbled tiredly, glancing around the room with his free eye as half of his head was buried in his pillow.
With slight agitation, he slapped the clock with such force he heard a crack, not that he cared in that second.
He sat up, the thick warm blanket covering his torso. He extended his long arms and felt the tendons and muscles pop from soreness. A strong yawn rushed out, exposing his sharp canines and his other sharp dagger like teeth.
“Wooooo,” Judy softly cooed next to Nick, her elbows on the night stand with her paws under her chin. “The beast wakes up, the knives come out.” A warm pleased smile shined his way.
He twisted his neck and popped it a couple times. He did the same with his back, releasing all the pressure held in his neck and back. “Oooohhhhh” he emphasized with an orgasmic tone.
He opened his tired eye to see Judy. She was already dressed in a elegant black pullover sweat shirt with black rippled jeans. “Mornin’ fluff. You’re up early,” He said as he rubbed the fog out of his eyes
Judy sat down on the edge of the bed next to Nick, grabbing the tired foxes paw. “Just wanted to get ready for today.” She leaned in and kissed him while his eyes were closed.
Today was the day. The day she would surprise Nick with the news of their baby. And she could hardly contain her happiness. Her smile was brighter, and she was practically jumping with each step.
But, she was also nervous beyond anything she’s ever felt. Butterflies filled her stomach as each day grew closer.
The second day Nick and Judy explored more areas of the city. The next area they picked out was the Tundra Town version of Metropolis, Avalanche Bay. It was a trade route that was connected between two large river junctions that went to and from Zootopia. The other end of the river flowed a couple hundred miles out to the open sea.
They attended a new restaurant that served Tuna, Salmon, Cod for carnivorous mammals and fruits frozen in a layer of chocolate, and some warm soups for non-predatory animals.
They spent some time shopping as well. Judy bought a warmer coat that had fake fur around the collar, red with black splotches. Nick protested against it, saying it looked like she was wearing the fur of a fox she just killed. She told Nick it matched his fur and that’s why she bought it, sixty five dollars later.
Something that Avalanche Bay was famous for was the many upon many areas of ice skating rinks. Judy hadn’t skated in years. The last time she did was when she was a teenager. Nick had never been, hence him falling multiple times. She had fallen too, but tried her very best to not fall forward onto her stomach.
The third day, being sore with aches in their bodies, they went down to the hotels hot tub. Judy’s stomach had grown a little more, so she dressed into her swim suit underneath her normal clothes before they left the hotel room.
“So what do we have going on today my love?” Nick slurred, yawning once more. He kissed her on the cheek, then rubbing her with his cheeks.
“Well I was thinking we could get our fur groomed and then I could get a pawdicure while you get your fur styled.” Her voice was mumbled as Nick pressed his face against hers, scrunching it slightly.
He wrapped his arms around her, laying his entire body weight on her. “What’s the occasion?” He wondered.
“Just wanted to go somewhere fancy. Give ourselves somewhere to go celebrate our marriage with just us. And surprise you with our baby.” She took his head and placed it in the gap between her legs. “How does that sound, my sly fox?” She smiled empathetically.
“Sounds like the most magnificent idea you’ve had all day, my lovely bunny,” he smiled back, asserting his happiness. His tail brushed back and forth on the bed shirts.
After a few more minutes of being glued to each other, Nick got himself half dressed. “I’m gonna get some breakfast. What are you in the mood for?”
“Surprise me!” She answered excitedly. The hotel food was exquisite compared to what she previously thought.
“Alright, I’ll be back in a jiffy” he confirmed, his voice echoing out of the room.
When she heard the door shut, she jumped out of bed and hustled to the bathroom. She took her sweater off and posed in front of the mirror, holding the bigger but still small, little baby bump in a paw. She smiled as the flash reflected off the mirror, capturing another fantastic picture. She had not one picture for each day, but several. And for good reason.
Within ten minutes, Nick came back with a giant platter of bagels, donuts, cereal, a bowl of blueberries, raspberries and banana slices, and a stack of whole wheat toast.
“Mmmm” she hummed while she licked her lips. “Looks tasty.” She grabbed a seat at the dining table.
“Smells good too” Nick sniffed the food, it’s delicacy of different flavors filling his nostrils.
He grabbed some plates the hotel offered from the cabinets, giving one to the awaiting Judy.
She grabbed a cinnamon roll donut, a mix of the fruit, two pieces of toast with country made strawberry jam, and a bowl of Wheaties.
“Thank you Nick,” Judy said.
“No problem fluff. So when’s the fancy dinner?” Nick sat back in his chair, munching on a blueberry he popped in his mouth.
“It’ll be later tonight. I still want to go check out The Amazon Stretch before we get our coats groomed.”
Nick let out a short groan of despondent. “My fur’s gonna get all wet! Then I’ll fluff once it dries out.” He scrunched his face, not liking the idea.“I’d rather run ten miles in the desert of Sahara Square with all my gear on than get drenched in the musty forest.”
“You big baby. I’m gonna be right there with you slick,” she laughed. “Except I’m gonna be the smart one out of us and wear a rain coat so I don’t get wet.” She smiled smugly at the annoyed fox.
Nick peered from the corner of his eye at her. “Pretty sure foxes are smarter than bunnies,” he countered.
“You mean ‘dumber’” she corrected with a playful wink.
She hid a chuckle as Nick slumped down into the dining table. “I’ll get you back soon enough, Carrots” he proclaimed.
“Sure you will,” she coaxed. She jumped out of her seat and cantered to her husband.
He tensed up slightly as the provocative bunny moved her way closer and closer to him. Her gaze never left his as she found her way up into his chair.
She sat on his lap, folding her legs across his waist and wrapping her arms around his neck. “It’s called a hustle sweetheart.”
She kissed him with a teasing smile mixed in.
Nick kissed her back, pulling her closer to him in a warm embrace.
“I love you Judy, you sly bunny” he grinned.
“I love you too Nick.”
For the next ten minutes, they ate the rest of the food, making sure they get a full belly before making their way for the long day that awaited them.
As they got ready, Judy unfolded an athletic bag from her suitcase to place a poncho, a couple bottles of water and some ibuprofen in case she was going to feel weak or in pain.
The bunny and fox left the hotel, saying goodbye to their bellhop Byron before departing to the trolly station. It took three more stops in the other districts and half an hour later prior to reaching The Amazon Stretch.
Although it rained quite a bit in The Amazon Stretch just like it did in the Rainforest District, the humidity it brought was much worse. There were more areas of direct sunlight through the canopy of trees and even more businesses. Even when Nick protected his fur from the rain with the plastic coat, it still managed to fluff out.
“I told you fluff,” Nick stated, slightly waddling in the uncomfortable rain coat. “I look ridiculous right now.” He grumbled loudly, directing it to his wife.
“Look at me,” Judy countered as she turned around. Her coat was just as bad as Nick’s. It looked like she had grown five times her normal size. Her cheeks were puffed out like a small fat child. “I look like I haven’t brushed in a year.”
“Well,” he began. “You were right about us being in the same boat” he laughed. His bristled fur scratched against the coat he wore.
They walked across a bridge that led to another side of the forest. Sunlight gleamed off the dark green leaves, warming the two almost immediately.
Judy took a long heavy swig of her water, holding Nick’s paw as he led them down a stone path. Her breathing was heavy but hidden so Nick couldn’t hear her struggling.
With his sensitive hearing, even though Judy tried hiding it, he could tell that she was having trouble breathing. The heavy inhale of air as her chest rose and fell from the sweltering, humid air. The constant sweat droplets falling from the tips of her ears and cheeks.
He was worried that this heat, along with being partly out of shape, was starting to get to her. But there was still something that was bugging him, something that he still couldn’t figure out. And he planned on finding out tonight during dinner.
“It’s a good thing we’ve got that grooming appointment soon. Otherwise, I don’t think I’d be able to brush my coat with the best brush in the world” Nick complained about his fur, starting to feel his skin beginning to get agitated.
Judy let out an exhausted gasp of air as they reached the bottom of the path. She sat down on a bench that was covered in vines from the forest, only the seat was clear of them.
“Are you alright sweetheart? You seem a little… Tired than normal” he pointed out with concern.
“Yeah, I’m fine,” she smiled reassuringly. She sensed that he was beginning to connect the dots. “Guess I need to do more cardio when we get back to Zootopia.”
They both chuckled to her comment, Nick slightly agreeing with her. “Save that thought for later” he added. “I’m not gonna be prepared for what Bogo has in store when we get back.”
“It won’t be so bad,” she assured. “You give him too much credit Nick.”
“Yeah well, he’s still gonna put me on parking duty for the next month after I called him 'buffalo butt’.”
“Ha ha” Judy swayed her head back and forth with each sarcastic laugh. “Sucks to be you!” She pointed, flicking a finger on the tip of his nose.
“Why’re you laughing? You’ll be right there along with me bunny” he smiled audaciously.
“Oh yeah? I’m sure I can get out of it.”
“I have my ways,” she winked, slightly implying a hint to her fox.
Nick took off his plastic coat as the heat and sun began to get to him. He slid over to Judy, opening his arms to let them air out. “I don’t know how some of these animals can stand living here. I’m baking alive.” He huffed out an exhausted sigh of air.
Judy sniffed the foul smell radiating off of Nick’s sweat filled fur. “You need a shower. You smell like rotting onions in the hottest day of summer.” She scrunched her nose to the ripe smell.
“The bugs seem to like it,” Nick said, swatting away mosquitos and flies that circled around him. “I might just jump into that river right there.” He pointed to a slow flowing river about fifty yards away that had a wooden dock for mammals to jump into.
Nick began to take his shirt off, until Judy halted his movement. “Nick, this isn’t the Naturalist Club. We’re out in public” she beamed as a black bodied Arabian horse along with a teenage colt walking by the path, shooting the fox a bleak stare.
“Oh,” he realized as the colt stared at him in wonder. He tucked his shirt back down and looked onwards down the path.
Moving from side to side on the bench, Judy scratched her chafed fur in her back. “Let’s go” she said, unable to bear her scratchy fur.
After a trip back to the hotel, they both took a shower to wash off their grimy fur for the grooming appointment.
Luckily for them, the groomers shop was just a few blocks away from their hotel. It’s name had coincidentally the owners name, Haley’s Fur and Coat Needs; the sign was a cats paw. She was a lioness with a magnificent golden-brown coat, and obviously well groomed.
With the grooming process, a full body massage was given and felines were the perfect candidates to do the job, and were great groomers.
An assistant, a male ocelot, took Nick into a room away from Judy, as they had to undress. Haley took Judy to the back room, far enough away so a gawking fox wouldn’t be able to hear or see.
“I’m Haley,” the lioness introduced to Judy , reaching out a paw. “I’ll be your groomer today” she smiled wide, a fang sliding out from the side of her lip in the process. But it was a polite smile, no threat intended.
“I’m Judy. It’s nice to meet you” she smiled back, shaking the polite lionesses paw.
“So I have you for a full body massage and a fur grooming?” The lioness listed.
“Yup!” The euphoric bunny replied.
She had been in need of a massage for a while and she had many sore areas in her muscles, especially when it came to her feet. Their growing baby also came into factor for her soreness as well.
“If you would, please take your clothes off but leave your underwear on. And when you’re done, place the towel over your waste and I’ll be right back with you.”
Once she left the room, Judy proceeded to get undressed, dropping her clothes on a chair next to the wall. She laid down onto the table, carefully placing her stomach on the medium soft maroon table.
A knock came within a few minutes, the lioness walking back in with a bottle of massage oil.
“We’ll start off with a massage and then the groom right after.”
“Okay” Judy muffled in reply, her face buried in the head rest.
The masseuse began kneading her back, loosening the tense tendons and muscles between her shoulder blades. She pushed down with enough force for Judy to feel the many knots that possessed within her muscles.
She had gotten down to her lower back when the lioness began conversation. “So, are you a cop?” She asked.
Judy’s ears shot up to her question. “What’s makes you think that?” Judy replied.
“I’ve had many officers come through here with the same exact amount of tension in their muscles, if not more. Even the police chief of Metropolis comes here often, and he’s a bunny too.”
“Really?” Judy was intrigued by the lionesses story. She had no idea that a bunny was in control of the massive police force in the city.
“Oh yeah! I think his name is…” She paused. Then, “Jack Savage! That’s what it is.”
“Jack Savage? Quite a name for a rabbit,” Judy joked.
Haley laughed. “Yeah, he’s a handsome buck” she hinted slyly.
It was a good thing that her face was covered because she scowled in anger to the groomers remark. But before she could speak, the groomer broke her train of thought.
“But I can tell you’re married and are having a baby” she confessed.
Judy shifted herself on the table to her masseuses quick correction. “Is it that obvious?”
“Not with you covering your natural scent or at first glance, but I can tell. Plus your wedding ring helps the married part.”
Judy smiled with a fixed gaze on the floor.
“Do you know whether it’s a boy or a girl?”
“No. I haven’t even told my husband about the baby yet.” A small laugh escaped her. “I plan on surprising him tonight at dinner.”
“That’s an awesome way of surprising someone,” Haley remarked kindly.
She then began massaging her hamstrings, in which Judy’s legs seized up from the tenderness. She held in a hiss of pain as the lioness pressed out the knots in her strong legs.
Then when she reached the area around her knee, Judy groaned loud enough for Haley to hear.
“Sorry about that. If I’m being too aggressive just let me know.”
Across the grooming shop, Nick was getting his fur own fur groomed. The ocelot was white in color with many spots of black shapes that covered around his eyes and stretched across his entire body; kind of like a skinnier version of Clawhauser.
“My name is William,” he introduced. Come to find out, he was also gay. He had that type of high pitched voice that just stood out.
“Nick,” the red fox replied, his Hawaiian shirt and khaki shorts off with just a white towel covering his waste.
“Is this your first grooming?” The ocelot asked as he grabbed a handful of different types and sizes of brushes.
“Yup. From a professional standpoint anyways. Normally I’ll try and groom myself the best I can until I get tired of brushing myself.” He chuckled to his own comment as the ocelot began on his back.
“No argument there,” William agreed. “Before I became a groomer, I always hated grooming myself if I could help it.”
“What changed your…. Mind?” Nick paused when the male feline caught and pulled on a patch of knotted fur, which in turn made Nick cringe.
“Sorry about that. I actually just wanted to help others out with their fur. Mainly I just started out grooming my friends’ fur and they really liked how well I did. Soon as I knew it, I started grooming here in Metropolis.”
Nick clucked once before issuing, “Sounds like me in a way. Believe it or not, I was a con fox before becoming an officer in the ZPD.”
Nick turned around slightly so he was looking at William. “Yeah, the Zootopia Police Department. Me and my wife are from Zootopia,” he smiled as he looked back at the door where his bunny was getting the same treatment.
“I’ve heard many good things about Zootopia!” He exclaimed with enthusiasm. “I’ve heard it’s a place where anything is possible, including relationships with other mammals.”
“Such as?” Nick carefully asked, seeing if the ocelot was going to say something he might regret saying.
The ocelot stopped brushing for a second. “Interspecies couples. There’s not many around here in Metropolis. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any,” he stated as he continued brushing.
“Why is that? Is it shunned upon?”
Will shook his head in reply. “No, but they’re just afraid of what others would think of them. And there are some who don’t agree with it at all.”
When Nick heard this, his thoughts raced back to Kieran when he told Judy and him his disregards for interspecies couples. “Oh yeah. Found that out once we got here.”
“But seeing that you’re an inter, you don’t seemed bothered by it.”
“No,” Nick replied, slightly shaking his head. “Judy and I had our fair share when we first started dating. But you get used to it after a while, then everyone soon accepts it for what it is.”
The two predators sat in silence for a few moments, just the sound of the metal brush coursing through Nick’s bristled fur was the only sound. He could already tell his fur was much neater and softer than it had been in a very long time.
The ocelot began grooming his tail, in which it twitched with dissatisfaction and uncomfortable sensations as many patches of his fur pulled and twisted back into a straighter position. Other than the tug of his fur from the twisted fur, he was relaxed and calm, his ears down to his head in satisfaction.
Then the sudden movement of William caught his sensitive ears’ attention. “Can I tell you something?” The white spotted cat asked hesitantly, placing his brush on his desk.
Nick turned around, “Yeah” he obliged, almost answering in a question himself.
Will looked around, as if afraid that someone was going to hear him, even when it was just the two them in the room. Then he motioned for Nick to come closer, almost face to face with him.
“Now, this goes to saying that I haven’t told anyone else about this,” he whispered to Nick, still wary about his surroundings. “But… I’m an inter too.”
“What’s so bad about that?” He shrugged.
“Nothing!” The feline retorted. “It’s just that… I’m afraid of coming out an inter. My boyfriend is a otter and we’ve been dating for almost a year now. I’m just… Afraid that we won’t be accepted.”
“Listen here young one,” he addressed. He called him 'young’ because, well, he was young. “There is nothing wrong with being who you are. Ya hear me? Just because others don’t approve doesn’t mean you have to live in fear of their judgment. And no matter what, as long as it’s with the person you love the most, no one can ever stop who you are and how you feel.”
Just then, Nick noticed the groomers’ eyes beginning to water. A whimpering smile slowly grew on his face, and that’s when the tears began soaking the fur under his eyes. He wept just loud enough for his gasps of air to echo off the room walls.
“Thank you,” he wept. “No one has ever stood up for me being different before.”
“You’re welcome,” Nick responded with a smile.
The ocelot then moved quickly, hugging Nick in the process of his whimpers.
Nick was slightly stunned and confused, mostly because he didn’t expect such a reaction for just giving advice. It wasn’t like it was a life changing speech like the time when Judy gave him his badge after proving that anyone really can be anything, just as long as you have the heart and drive to do so.
“Alright, alright” Nick offered a couple taps on his back for reassurance.
With just thirty minutes left until their reservation, Judy and Nick were busily preparing for their anniversary dinner date. Judy was getting dressed in the bathroom while Nick took the adjacent bedroom.
The anxious bunny was just that; butterflies filled her growing belly as she constantly looked at her phone, watching the time slowly go by, minute by minute. Now that the time had finally arrived, she was more nervous than she was just a few hours ago. She took another photo of herself in the mirror before putting her dress on.
Nick in the meantime was struggling with his tie. “Ugh,” he exaggerated with an agitated growl. “I hate these ties. Having the zip up ones is so much better than trying to tie these…”
His complaining trailed off as he heard the door from the bathroom open, his ears propping up from their flustered state. He turned around, his paws fondling with the tie, until he saw the beautiful creature standing in front of him. She was wearing the same dress that mesmerized him the night he proposed to her, a black dress with red lining on the seems, matching the color tones of her fur.
He felt his heart skip a beat to how stunning she looked at that moment. “Wow Carrots, you look…” He paused, searching for a word that would best describe how she looked, but went with what he knew best to call her. “Beautiful as ever” he cooed.
She smiled to his flattering compliment. “You flatterer.” She walked up to Nick, with the brightest smile she had since their wedding. “You need some help there slick?”
Without a word, but a quick laugh, he turned to Judy who was now standing on the bed. “Come here,” she called him over to move in closer.
Instead of just a normal knot, she ended up making an intricate knot called The Eldridge Knot. As Nick watched, he lost track of how she was making such a complicated knot.
“There you go handsome” she said, overlooking her good work.
“Thanks Carrots.” He leaned in and kissed the tip of her nose. It twitched to the loving sensation.
“Ready for this?” She asked as Nick carrier her off the bed.
“I’ve been waiting all day for this,” he replied, holding her paw in his as they walked out of their hotel room.
For the first time since they arrived, the couple finally agreed to take a taxi to their restaurant.
The name of the restaurant was Ovideon’s. At first sight, it looked to be a type of a fancy restaurant, and for good reason. Everyone was dressed in fashionable wear; from the super rich elite to the normal mammals who just wanted to be fancy for a night.
After the taxi dropped them off, with Nick unquestionably opening the door for his wife, a mouse waiter dressed in a formal black and white tux welcomed them.
“Welcome to Ovideon’s. My name is Isaac. Do you have a reservation?” The small little gray mouse asked.
“Yes. Mr and Mrs. Wilde” Nick affirmed. He pulled Judy close to his side.
The mouse nodded and walked his way down a list that he was standing on. With his tiny paws, he read each name until he stopped at theirs.
“Ah, yes. Mr and Mrs. Wilde. Follow me please,” he asked politely in a squeaky voice. He rang a little bell and another waiter came up; it was a polar bear, also dressed in a black and white tux. The tiny mouse hopped into the palm of the bear, issuing for Nick and Judy to follow them.
“Do those two remind you of anyone Carrots?” Nick asked Judy.
“Huh?” Judy uttered in confusion. Then Nick pointed to the polar bear and mouse ahead of them.
Judy thought hard for a long second until the gears in her head clicked. Her ears shot up as she began to chuckle softly. “Mr. Big and Koslov!” She exclaimed to Nick softly, covering her mouth with her fingers.
Nick gave her two thumbs up and a sly wink.
The polar bear lead them towards the center of the restaurant, where a table with candle light and blood red wine awaited. The table was draped with a hot pink table cloth with a rose red cloth across the middle. The classy dressed bear pulled a seat out for Judy, as Nick would do; it was their custom to pull out chairs for females, like a lot of restaurants do for female customers as well, and also the same for the gentleman.
“Here you are Mr. and Mrs. Wilde,” the polar bear presented them in a deep voice.
“This is my assistant, Vladimir. If you need anything, just call him over and he’ll assist you.” Both the mouse and the bear then left with a smile on their faces.
Nick and Judy sat and looked around at the highly decorated interior. From the glossy windows to the bronze colored walls that reflected the candlelight from the chandeliers and candle sticks from the many tables within. The conversations from other mammals echoed around the large room, catching the ears of the married couple.
“Some place huh?”
“It’s beautiful,” Judy added, her eyes mesmerized by the colors.
“And this wine” he concurred, twirling the glass in his paw. “It smells so good!” He said as he sniffed the sweet red wine. His voice was just loud enough for the other mammals to give him dirty looks.
“Nick! Inside voice!” Judy scolded softly.
Nick grew wary as he saw mammals staring at him. His ears dropped and his face turned red from embarrassment.
“Sorry,” he apologized. “I’m kinda new to this” he tried lightening up with a smile.
Judy then leaned in and grabbed both of his paws. “It’s fine slick. I’m a little nervous too,” Judy said rubbing his thumbs with hers.
He smiled. “You should try out the wine though. It’s delicious!” He ecstatic said in a much lower voice.
To his request, Judy took her glass of wine and gulped down the smooth red liquid until the cup was half empty. She knew that drinking a little bit of wine wouldn’t hurt the baby, due to her own research and remembering her mom had a glass here and there when she was pregnant.
“Wow! That was good!” She agreed with Nick, licking any remaining remnants of the wine off her lips.
After both emptied their glasses, Vladimir walked up with two dishes in one paw with Isaac in the other just minutes after.
“Here is your dinner,” Isaac introduced in a French accent. Vladimir lightly placed the dishes of food in front of them. Another waiter, this time a honey badger, filled their empty glasses with more delicious nectar.
Vlad lifted the sterling silver lid and revealed two separate entrées.
“For the madam, a market greens salad with candied pecans, diced carrots and radish with midnight moon goat cheese on the side. And for the gentlemammal, a slow roasted tuna cut into thin strips with lemon pepper and onions for the seasoning and broccoli for the side.”
Nicks mouth started to water to the sight of the fresh fish and the savory aroma it was steaming off.
“Bon appétite,” the little mouse squeaked. With that, the polar bear and mouse duo left the two to enjoy their meal.
Judy was content eating her salad, her nerves going off the charts as her anticipation lingered further and further into the night. Nick on the other hand, devoured the plate of fish in a ten minute time span.
After cleaning his plate of any remaining food, Nick wiped his fur and coat of any crumbs or oils from the fish.
“That was easily the best salad I’ve ever had!” Judy exclaimed, taking the last bite of spinach and diced carrot.
“You should’ve tasted the fish,” Nick retorted. The thought of the fish alone made him tempted to order another one.
“I’m glad you liked it, slick” she smiled to the fish filled fox.
Judy sipped her glass of wine while they sat. Her plan for the surprise was about to unfold; after they were done eating, she told herself, she was gonna tell Nick about their baby.
She pictured how Nick was going to react: he was gonna scream with pure joy and passion to finding out he was going to be a father. But her negative thoughts also came in as well. She also pictured him shunning her for not telling him sooner or shutting her out because he wasn’t ready for a kit or didn’t want one. Those scared her immensely, because she wasn’t sure if she could handle the pain to those emotions if they happened.
And she knew that the pregnancy was due to having these negative emotions, so she forced them out of her mind so she only thought of the positives.
With a nervous breath of air, she prepared herself.
“Nick?” She called, trying to grab her foxes attention as he downed another glass of wine.
Taking in the last few sips of ecstasy, Nick turned his gaze to his beautiful wife. “Yeah Carrots?”
“Wanna hear a joke?” She asked, her heart racing to the words she was about to utter.
“Sure! Lay it on me” he replied, placing his elbows on the table to support his chin, waiting for his dumb bunny to tell this joke.
She inhaled a deep breath and held it for a few to allow her heart rate to lower. She exhaled and began.
“What do you call…” She paused for a second. “A one humped bunny?”
“What do you call… A one humped bunny?” Nick repeated, not catching the most obvious hint that Judy could have thrown at him.
But then, he laughed. “Come on, Carrots. You’re just trying to copy my camel joke.” He sat back in his seat and crossed his arms and smiled, still oblivious. “That’s easy, it’s preg…” He paused and went silent. His eyes grew wide while his pointed ears shot up. His breathing became heavy as he looked towards Judy.
“Judy…” He quivered, hardly able to speak. The answer finally clicked in his mind. “Are you…?”
Judy smiled passionately, holding up three fingers. “Three weeks,” she commented, her violet eyes sparkling.
Nick sat there, stunned to the news he just heard. He finally understood. The quick and sudden changes in attitude, her health, along with her being more passionate during their love making sessions, it all made sense now. He even realized all the tiny hints that she was throwing at him; from the almost plain and simple comments to her looking at babies and baby clothing and toys.
Judy thought he was about to jump out of his seat, the way his muscles were twitching. But he didn’t move. He just sat there, stunned.
But then, he did something that she didn’t expect. He fell to his knees, onto the ground just feet away from Judy. She thought he was about to burst out crying for how much his lip was quivering.
“Can… Can I…” He stuttered, reaching out a paw towards Judy.
Without hesitation, she grabbed his paw and gently placed it on her belly. He tensed up to the touch of his paw on her stomach, afraid he would hurt her fragile body, and the baby.
But once he felt around, he could feel the slight bulge of her stomach. And that’s when the tears fell. They fell down his cheeks and wet his fur. He was in disbelief, but at the same time, happy, joyful even.
Judy could feel her own eyes starting to water from the joy she could sense that was hidden behind his tears. Her smile drew in all the happiness that she could muster that replaced any negative feelings she had before.
“I’m gonna… I’m gonna be a dad” he sniffled with a half smile.
“Yes Nick. We’re gonna be parents,” Judy answered with her words choked up from her own over joyed emotions. The happiness she hoped for was more than she could have imagined coming from Nick. He was happy, just like she had hoped. And she… she was going to be a mother.
“I’m gonna be a father!” Nick exclaimed suddenly, picking Judy up out of her chair and spinning her in the air. His tears flew out of his eyes and into the air, with the biggest smile he had since his wedding day.
At first, since Judy wasn’t expecting him to grab her, she let out a tiny shrill of shock. But it was replaced soon after with a smile.
Everyone around them stood up and cheered for both Nick and Judy. Isaac and Vlad clapped along with the crowd.
After a minute, he put Judy back down onto the floor. “I love you, Judy Wilde. Thank you, for everything.” He kissed her lovingly, so everyone there could see how much he truly loved his wife, and his unborn child.
“I love you too, Nicholas Wilde.”
As of that moment, he mentally prepared himself for the biggest challenge of his life: becoming a father and raising a family of his own. Him, Nicholas Wilde, a former con man, was going to become a father, with his unborn child inside of the love of his life.
I was cleaning out my drafts and found this old meme! Way back when I was tagged by the lovely @lyrangalia
List 6 movies that you can watch anytime and tag 6 people!
The Fall This movie is one that I can watch over and over again. The world is rich and beautiful, the changes in the story from the perception of Alexandria are seamlessly incorporated, and the depth of emotion is flooring every time. Also Lee Pace in eyeliner.
Howl’s Moving Castle This is the movie I go to when I’m overwhelmed in any way. The costumes, the characters, Sophie learning to love herself, all of it helps soothe me. Plus I relate to Howl on many levels.
Pan’s Labyrinth I’m a sucker for fairy tales that have dark twists. Guillermo del Toro is one of my favorite directors and I could probably fill half of this lift with his movies. Pan’s Labyrinth strikes a special chord with me because of the color usage throughout the movie and the emotions that they evoke.
Stardust Gosh, where do I even start? A story by one of my favorite authors, that challenges masculinity, that takes the hero’s journey and involves a cast of powerful women, and a bunch of zany deaths? Sign me right the fuck up. Also the love story is pretty great, too.
Princess Arete This is the princess movie I wish I would have had growing up. This young woman deals with a barrage of suitors, a curse, and an evil wizard! Outside of Arete’s harrowing journey there is another woman who spends the movie working to subvert the wizard’s rule over her people.
Delicatessen Marco Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet are one of my favorite pairs in filmmaking, and Delicatessen is a film I could watch endlessly and never get bored with. The way the world is constructed and the stories revolving around the tenants, even those who aren’t the main focus, make for an immersive film that never fails to delight me.