hello friends!!! some of you may know me as a pagan (originally wiccan but decided that wasn’t the path for me so now just a pantheistic pagan). there’s lots of pagan holidays so any excuse for a party right?? here are the ones this year and what they’re all about and how to celebrate them!
““I’ve known you practically since the day Bail brought you home to Alderaan,” Mothma said. “I watched you grow up. Tutored you before you joined the Senate. And I’ve seen you carry on Bail’s work with the Alliance. He would have been so proud of you—of the leadership you showed at Yavin and at Hoth.” Mothma looked away, and for a moment she looked old—old and badly worn down. “I’ve missed him these last two days,” Mothma said. “But then I miss him every day. His advice and his perspective. But mostly his friendship.”
“So do I,” Leia said quietly, waiting. She knew Mothma hadn’t come to talk about her father. But what the older woman said next surprised her. “You have feelings for Captain Solo,” she said. After a moment Leia nodded.
“I’ve read the intelligence reports,” Mothma said. “We don’t have the resources to mount a rescue mission to Tatooine—particularly not with the Empire expecting us to make such a move.” “I haven’t asked for the Alliance to do that,” Leia said sharply. “I know you haven’t—and I know you wouldn’t,” Mothma said. “But Captain Solo has many friends in the Alliance. Which is why I’d intended to propose such a mission myself.” Leia looked at her in surprise—and for a moment felt wild hope swell inside her. But then she saw the expression on Mothma’s face. “You said ‘intended to.’”
[…] Leia looked away. She wouldn’t apologize, but she’d let Mothma decide where the conversation went next. “I brought it up, Leia, because I’m not sure what you’d say if I offered you a place on a rescue mission to Tatooine. And that uncertainty is why I’m here.”
Leia looked down at her hands, twisting them in her lap. “My duty is to the Alliance,” she said, relieved to hear her voice sound unwavering. “Not to Captain Solo.” “Ah,” Mothma said. “And what about to yourself?”
[…]“You make the Alliance proud every day,” Mothma said. “By representing our cause—and by doing your duty. But duty won’t give you comfort, Leia—and you need that. We all do. The comfort of friends—and of love. You were Bail and Breha’s greatest joy, Leia—the love you shared was what sustained them through the dark years. Don’t deny yourself another chance at love because of what the Empire did to them. Don’t give Palpatine that victory, too.” “I haven’t,” Leia said. “And I won’t.” “I hope that’s true,” Mothma said. “Because it’s the kind of battle you can lose without knowing it.” She got smoothly to her feet.
“Operation Yellow Moon is approved,” she said, in the tone Leia had worked so hard to imitate as a girl. “You’re to tell me anything you need.” “Thank you,” Leia said. “I promise I will.” “And you’re to come back safe and sound,” Mothma said, in a far quieter voice. “Losing you would be unbearable to me—to me and many others.” That’s something I can’t promise, Leia thought.
Okay, now, I love all the fan art about Nick and Judy having kids together with fox-bunny hybrid. They are adorable! But I have to ask this: What if they adopted their kids? Think about it for a second. On a case, they get called to a house about some suspicious activity the night before and a possibility of shots fired inside. They go inside and find…I don’t know whatever fits your fancy, I guess. A predator family killed in a hate crime (b/c you know that there are still animals of the prey population that share Merryweather’s views), or a prey family killed b/c they spoke out against a political issues.
Anyway, Nick and Judy find the residents lying on the floor, dead. Judy goes back out to the car to put the call into Bono (she can’t stand the sight of the fear on their faces, and Nick can see that so he sends her to make the call). Nick stays inside and starts to look for some clues as to why they were killed (ps I think he had to deal with death a lot when he was on the street as a con but that’s a different story.)
So he’s walking around, and steps on a frame on the floor. And when he picks it up he sees the victims, but he also sees something that makes his heart stop: 2 kids. He calls in Judy and they look for them b/c, if they weren’t with their parents they had to be close by. They find them in their parents closet, frightened half to death. They cling to them when they see their the good guys. And the Bogo gives them a new job; protection duty. Judy loves the idea, but it takes Nick a while to warm up to the idea. When the youngest of the two won’t let go of his hand and gives him the puppy eyes, his is on board.
When they finally close the case, they know they have to give the kids up to foster care. But they can’t. Because all they can see is the fear they still have in their eyes when they are out in public places. Cowering when are car backfires, covering their ears and trying to be as small as possible. How they are still have PTSD.
So they just walk into Bogo’s office and tell him the decision they made. They know that he could fire them, they know it goes against the rule of not taking a case personal, but they don’t care. Because they love these kids like they are their own, and in a way, they already are. And Bogo just looks at them over his glasses and heaves a large sigh.
“Do you honestly think I am that dense? I know you were going to adopt them the moment you yelled at Sergeant Doe for giving them a pair of scissors…because you were afraid they were going to run with them, Officer Hops. And let’s not mention how you scared Clawsworth when you growled at him for giving them a dozen donuts last weekend, Officer Wild.” and they just stand there open mouthed, as he ushered them out of his office.
“Now I have to finish my paperwork for the mayor’s office by this evening so if you could please.” and they are just so shocked as they stand outside his office when he reaches into the shirt pocket and hands them two lollipops. “And these are for your kids; don’t worry, Officer Nick, they are sugar free.” and like the B.A he is just goes back inside and closes the door.
And they just have all the great family moments, with the prescient being like an extended family! Spoiling them to the ends of the Earth! Judy’s brothers and sisters trying to get them to come over every weekend to play! And….yeah, Nick and Judy adopting kids makes me very happy
my favorite headcanon and the most likely one tbh is that judy develops a crush on him and he knows it, because hes very smart and had previously made a living reading people and playing them like a fiddle and he sees EVERYTHING (except when he first realized she liked him his soul probably left his body) and he also can tell that she is trying to hide it because she thinks he wouldnt want to date her, so, since hes a lil bitch, he decides to see how long he can string her along and make her flustered until a) he finally caves and tells her he knows and that he feels the same way, or b) waits for her to confess it to him and feigns shock and uses the opportunity to tease her for being such a cheesy dork but eventually admits he loves her too
because he does, he definitely does, he loves everything about her and owes so much to her
“Alright, Cottontail. Let’s head out!” Nick said to Judy as they walked through an office building. Judy laughed.
“Okay, but we’re taking the stairs this time.”
“What?! We’re on the 30th floor. No thanks.” Nick said as he walked towards one of the many elevators.
They had just gotten done interrogating the owner and boss of the company building that they were currently in called BioBucks. The company earns money by planting trees where various construction sites happen. It was a very profitable business. The boss was Mr. Buck, a white-tailed deer. He witnessed an attempted murder a week ago and they just wanted to drop by to get some details before he was brought to court. Now, they were patiently waiting for the elevator.
“Aww, c'mon. Taking the stairs is healthier!” Said Judy as she ran energetically around Nick. He rolled his eyes.
“Yeah, well, the elevator is quicker.”
They both heard a ding and the elevator door opened. Even though they had both used the elevator earlier to travel up to the 30th floor, Judy suddenly had a weird feeling about using it this time. She looked inside cautiously. The elevator, being built to accommodate animals of all sizes, was about the size of an elephant. Nick entered the elevator and observed how hesitant Judy was to step inside.
“Pfft. What’s wrong? Scared of the elevator now?” He bluntly asked as he pushed the button to Floor 1.
She planted her feet firmly on the ground and both paws on her hips as she looked up at him and scowled. “No!” Her scowl softened. “…I just have a weird feeling… That’s all.” Her ears lowered and her nervous look returned when the elevator door closed. They both jolted forward a little when the elevator started to move down.
“Well, I told you not to eat that donut Clawhauser gave you.” He smirked.
“Not that!… It’s something else… Besides, that carrot donut was delicious!”
“Whatever you say Cottontail…” Nick pulled out his phone and began to play on it. He frowned and started to raise the phone high up in the air. “Wow. They have horrible reception here,” he added. Nonetheless, he still continued to play on it.
Judy’s attention turned to the paw print-shaped floor counter on the wall. She anxiously watched as the floor number lowered. 16….15….14….13…..12……11…….
Both of their ears stood alert in unison at the unnerving sound. At that moment, they shared the exact same thought, ‘What…was that?’ They looked at each other wide-eyed. Nick smiled and laughed nervously before promptly taking ahold of the railing of the elevator. Suddenly, the hum of the elevator turned chaotic.
They were jerked forward as the elevator began to shake violently. Soon after, the lights began to flicker and shift from on to off. It felt as if they were slowly being lifted into the air. Judy lifted her head to look at the floor counter. 9….8…7..6. The elevator was going down too fast.
‘Oh my God!’ She quickly stumbled towards Nick and hugged him tightly. He held her close as he realized their situation. They braced themselves for impact.
Both of them met the floor with a violent, painful thud. For a while, it was silent—nothing but the sound of their breathing. That soon ended when Nick let out a groan of pain.
Judy’s eyes snapped open. Everything was blurry. Although she couldn’t see, she could definitely feel her body facedown aching on the cold floor. Especially her cheek. Her cheek really hurt. So did her knee… What happened? She didn’t want to get up. Why did she wake up again?… Oh, Nick! She looked around helplessly for her partner without leaving her spot on the floor. She forgot she could hardly see.
“Nick?…” She called out weakly. There was no answer. At least she could hear him breathing.
‘Okay Judy. The next step is to just get up,’ she thought as she tried to pull herself up but failed when her arms buckled from underneath her, causing her to land painfully back on the cold floor. ‘Okay… Easier said than done.’ She continued to lay there motionless as she built up the motivation.
‘Come on, Judy. You can do this! Get up. Get up!’
Suddenly, Judy let out a huff of determination before lifting herself up off the ground and turning over. She then pushed herself towards a nearby wall where she propped herself up on it. She panted, exhaustion and confusion taking over. She had so many questions going through her mind that she couldn’t even count them all, let alone answer them.
Judy shook her head. She needed to focus. ‘Nick. Where is Nick?’
She wiped her eyes before blinking a bit to clear her vision. It became less blurry but it was still a bit cloudy. She surveyed the elevator floor. In the left corner, her eyes met with a slumped over fox who was lying facedown on the cold, hard floor; his muzzle being horizontal to it as he lay there silently. Taking note of the shifty elevator, she cautiously crouched down and started to crawl towards Nick, cringing every time her knee made contact with the floor.
By the time she reached Nick, her vision had cleared. Without hesitation, she shook him gently.
“Nick… Nick, wake up… Please, wake up Nick…” He didn’t stir; he just continued to lay there, breathing faintly.
Judy waited for a moment while she stared at his closed eyes. Her lower lip began to quiver and her eyes began to water. She fell backwards onto the wall and slowly lowered herself next to Nick as she cupped her teary eyes. Even though it wasn’t her fault, she just couldn’t help but blame herself for this mess.
‘How could I have let this happen?’
“Judy?… Why are you crying?” She heard a weak voice ask.
Judy gasped and her ears stood up straight. She quickly halted her crying and looked down to find Nick lying on his back giving her a half-lidded gaze.
“Nick!” She lunged at him with her arms wide open which turned out to be a harmless hug. That was the case until she began to squeeze harder.
“Oh, Nick! You’re okay! I was so scared! And now I’m so happy! It’s amazing!” She exclaimed happily, relieved that they both were alright. Meanwhile, Nick was desperately trying to escape the hug of death she was giving him. He didn’t even think she was physically that strong.
“—ugh, yeah–c-could y-you–gah–let go!” He wheezed out. She immediately let go and he gasped for air. She blinked, slightly surprised, then blushed and laughed nervously. “Hehehe… Sorry.”
Nick held his sore ribs as he gave her a small scowl, “Yeah, ouch.”
He leaned back on the wall, now sitting with his tail curled instinctively around himself. She noticed he didn’t use his left paw too much when moving. His brow furrowed as he sighed before his tired eyes met with Judy’s.
“So, what exactly happened?”
Yeah, so this story is at least going to have 3 or 4 parts so stay tuned! I wanted to do something to help strengthen the bond between Nick and Judy and getting them trapped in an elevator sounded perfect, haha. Also, depending on how long it will take me to write the other parts, I might upload other stories in between. Check out my Fanfiction account to find all of the Zootopia Fanfictions I’ve written so far: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11740129/1/Zootopia-Fanfictions Thank you so much for reading!
ive been thinking about this a lot so dont make fun of me. this is really serious
SCENARIO 1: nick lowkey likes her but figures she prob doesn’t wanna date so he doesnt bother getting his hopes up meanwhile judy is hella into him and feels a romantic connection growing and thinks he might feel it too but is unsure and looks desperately for clues but hes so sarcastic and smug ALL THE TIME that she cant tell whats flirting and whats nick just being nick. so she finally gets the nerve up to ask him what their deal is and he makes dumbass snarky comments but inside hes screaming
SCENARIO 2: this one plays out p much like that one and nick likes her but waits for her to show signs of being interested BUT the thing is she absolutely loves him too and thinks shes being super obvious about it with her constantly touching him and pulling his tie and whatnot but he doesnt know what to think bc judy is a bunny and a super affectionate person and he figures shes just bein judy so he kinda goes along with it and finally has to ask what their deal is and shes like “????? omg loser of course i want to be your girlfriend we’re basically dating anyway” and nick is “!!!! yes that sounds good” and they officially become an item. i like this one bc i really like the idea of judy being the initiator bc she’s confident and knows any guy would be lucky to have her and she is 100% correct
SCENARIO 3: nick quietly adores and pines for her but keeps a respectful distance but judy doesnt really think about him romantically like it doesnt occur to her, so its like hes receptive and the ball is in her court. but the whole ZPD figures theyre dating so when its brought up judy is shocked and kind of upset and is like “men and women can just be friends! what century is this where you think any time men and women hang out it means theyre dating” and nick is kinda crushed by that but figures that was what was happening anyway. judy is embarrassed and uncomfortable now but the more she thinks about it (and tries not to think about it) the more she comes to realize she actually does have feelings for him
SCENARIO 4: NEITHER of them thinks of themselves as a couple until someone brings it up and they’re like “oh….yeah we kind of are. lol”
SCENARIO 5: a very natural seamless transition from friends -> best friends -> best friends+lovers over time, like they both just kind of know whats going on and no words even have to be spoken they just quietly blossom into a couple, i feel like this one could be seen as boring and typical but i actually think it could be super cute?? that theyre such close friends and so in sync that they both just know, and its kinda like that comic where shes like “finally you ask me out and thats all you’ve got” and hes like “:/ arent we already dating”
either way they tease each other a lot about it like awww you loser you have a crush on me hahaha that SUCKS