The four furry friends sat around their table in Neo Nostalgia Zone, Azure City’s most popular café and arcade hall, chatting enthusiastically and having a good time. “So yeah, we’re moving into the office in a few months, pretty sweet place it is too!” It was Jude, the artsy and industrious rabbit, who was rightfully excited about the new firm she was busy setting up. “InkRabbit Concepts and Marketing is nearly a go!” Faye, the perky ferret, chuckled softly. “You’ve come so far in the past few years, Jude, but to us you’ll always be that clumsy bun that we had to rescue from Azure City’s assorted scum way back when.” From across the table, the energetic red panda, Pepper, quirked an eyebrow. “Wait, what trouble was it that time? I don’t think I’ve heard this story before.” Faye’s geeky raccoon boyfriend Rutger replied for her. “Oh yeah, we never told you how we first met each other, right? Oof, what a day that was. And quite indicative of the years to come, really.” He smirked at the bunny, who was blushing in embarrassment and shaking her head, practically begging her friend not to begin this old story. “So, where was I? Oh yeah! A few years back, on a nice afternoon in… April, I think it was…?”
THREE YEARS AGO, IN MAY, ACTUALLY
The raccoon and ferret couple pulled away from their spot in the parking garage in their bright red Mini Cooper, having just finished a pleasant afternoon of shopping together. “Heh, wouldn’t it be just amazing if we could put this baby into our own garage.” Rutger chuckled. “You know… if we actually had one.” Faye giggled in response. “I know, hun~ But if we want an actually decent place, we need real jobs, and for that we need to wait a little longer for out graduation. But your current dorm isn’t half bad right?” They shared a glance while Faye guided the car around the corners of the garage. “Okay, right, no it isn’t.” She shook her head in an embarrassed chuckle. “But at least we can stay at my parents’ old house until they manage to sell it?” Her boyfriend was about to draw breath for a reply when Faye suddenly slammed the breaks. “Holy crud! Are you seeing this!?”
Once Rutger had recovered from nearly careening into the dashboard, he followed Faye’s pointing finger towards whatever prompted this sudden freak-out. “Get away from me, you creep!” A young white rabbit woman was fending off a muscular, rugged-looking lion. “I said buzz off!” The tall and broad-shouldered lion had backed her into the far corner of the garage and from their hiding spot the ringtails could see him producing a folded cloth from his cargo pants. “No! Go away! No-mmmph!!” He clamped the cloth over the bunny’s muzzle, who wo quickly went limp in his arms. The lion chuckled, hoisted the unconscious lapin into a truck and drove off. “Did… did we just watch someone get kidnapped?” Rutger stared in disbelief, but a determined Faye shifted gears and floored the gas pedal. “Aah! What are you doing!?” “Going after them of course! Hold on!”
When the grey truck came back into view, the ferret finally slowed down, trying to tail the kidnapper to where ever it was he was taking his hostage.
SOME TIME LATER
The young rabbit slowly stirred awake in a small dark room, on a cold concrete floor. She slowly crawled to her feet, realizing to her horror that she had been stripped down to her underwear. A low, gruff voice chuckled smugly, revealing the muscular lion standing in the corner. Among Azure City’s underworld, he was only known as Sharpfury (or Sharp, for short), a popular mercenary for criminal organisations, if he wasn’t busy with his own dirty dealings. “Judith Haddock… Only daughter of local real estate tycoon Reginald T. Haddock. I can only imagine the coot willing shell out a lot of cash to see his girl back.” “Oh yeah?” Jude scoffed defiantly, while also trying to cover herself up. “If you know my family so well, you’d probably know my dad isn’t the type to hand millions to random criminal, eyepatch-wearing beefcakes.” A lustful glint twinkled in Sharp’s remaining eye that made Jude jump back in fear. “For your sake, you’d better be wrong, Sweet cheeks. Because if daddy dearest refuses to pay up, I’ll just pawn your nice ass off at the next slave auction.” The bunny hostage felt her heart drop in fear. “S-slave auction? We don’t actually have those anymore, r-right?!” The fiery maned thug grinned maliciously. “If that’s what you’ve been told…”
In a moment of panic, Jude jumped at her captor. What exactly she thought she could accomplish against a guy that much bigger and tougher than her, she wasn’t quite sure, as her fist harmlessly bounced of the rock-solid abs. “Oh, you feisty little bitch.” Sharpfury chuckled. “I so hoped you’d do that.” “N-no, wait!” Jude cried out, but too late. With an ominous grin, the lion snatched his prey, whipped her around, painfully yanking her arms up her back and grabbing some rope from a nearby desk that he started looping around her wrists. Her bound hands were then pinned to her back by more ropes coiled around her stomach and chest. “Argh! S-stop!” Jude writhed in her ever-tightening bonds, with more ropes going between her breasts to further strengthen her chest harness. “I said let me GO!!”
Jude instantly realised her mistake when her captor responded to her yell with a short grunt and reaching for a nearby rag. “And I said: shut your fucking mouth!” He then balled up the cloth and crammed it into the bunny’s mouth. “Grmmph! Nmmmmff!” She whimpered as Sharpfury pulled a second rag between her stuffed lips and knotted it tightly behind her head. “Mmmmnh…” But the lion apparently wasn’t satisfied yet, as he took a roll of ducttape, placed a thick strip over Jude’s gagged mouth and began winding it around. “Damn, what does it take to quiet you down?” The answer seemed to be half a dozen wraps of tape, with a few more horizontally around her snout to clamp her jaws together. And even then Sharpfury wasn’t done, binding one last rag over Jude’s gagged and taped lips to muffle her just a bit more. “Hmm. I suppose that’ll hafta do. Noisy bitch.” Sharp squatted back down with more rope, beginning to bind Jude’s shapely legs. He took his sweet time getting her trussed up, lustfully stroking her bare thighs while coiled the cords around them.
Meanwhile, a snoopy couple peeked through the small window high on the wall, perched on a stack of crates outside. “Did you see that, Rut? That’s why we got to do something!” Faye whispered, a determined expression and nervous sweat drop on her tan-furred muzzle. “But how?” Rutger replied, very much on edge. “We can’t just barge in! Lion dude over there will wring us out like used towels! We gotta call the co-phmmfs!” The ferret winced as her boyfriend whispers started to go up in volume, and pre-emptively clasped her paw over his mouth. “We can’t just bring the police, sweetie.” Faye hushed. “Don’t you see the look on that guy? He’s the type of guy that will snap that poor bun’s neck like a twig if he hears just one suspicious sound. No, as much as I hate it, we’re gonna have to wait until he leaves her alone for a while…”
And of course, their luck would have it that Sharpfury seemed very keen to enjoy his prisoner for a bit longer. “You know, babe.” The lion grinned a most malicious grin. “Seeing your sexy wriggling and moaning got me thinking: your daddy will be much more willing to pay if he knew what fun I was having with you. Ol’ Sharp wants his fun too, sugar-tits.” Jude whimpered and pleaded through her gag, while outside, Faye had to bite her tongue to not try and distract the thug in a rash and futile heroic impulse.
Sharpfury yanked another bundle of rope from the workbench and started tying to his captive’s chest harness. “Whmmt, whpht mmr ymh dmmng?” Jude nervously looked on while her captor tossed the ropes over the ceiling rafters. “Wmmph- Hmmmph!!” “Now be a good babe and stop fucking squirming.” The criminal lion growled as he grabbed Jude’s shapely legs and hoisted them off the ground and looped the dangling ropes around her ankle bindings, suspending the rabbit diagonally above the floor with about forty centimetres. “Mmmmnh! Mmmphgr!!” But Jude, in her distressed state, struggled with all her might, at least until her kidnapper wrapped a muscular arm around her bound chest. “Now now, baby, don’t make such a scene.” The bunny held her breath as perverted fingers slid down her bra and started rubbing and squeezing her breasts to their hearts content. “Say hi to daddy, sweetcheeks!” Jude glared up to see her own phone being pointed at her as a maliciously grinning Sharpfury was taking, of all things, selfies to send to her dad as hostage photos. “Old bastard’s gonna be jealous of the fun I’m having here.” He took his paw out of Jude’s top, and instead slithered it down her stomach and started running over her panties. “Hell, almost wondering why I’m not keeping you.” “Mnnnnng!! Lmmmhgrr!”
But Jude was helpless to stop her captor from lustfully groping and fondling her most sensitive parts and could only watch as Sharpfury put the phone in video mode and huddled close. “Good afternoon, Mister Haddock. I believe that by now, you might be looking for someone?” The phone’s camera was practically pushed into Jude’s face. “Not to worry, I’m taking good care of her. And you can have her back once I’m done with her, but don’t rich folk like you usually offer some kind of ‘finders reward’. Two-hundred grand to a bank account of my choosing sound fair? I think it sounds fair. Just let me know when you agree to my terms and we’ll work out the details of payment and the pick-up. Take your time though, this pussy ain’t getting old anytime soon.”
Satisfied with his recording, he briefly reviewed the footage before trying to send it, but his furious tapping on the screen seemed to indicate something wasn’t going to plan. “Grr… fucking WiFi. Stay right here, sweetcheeks, gotta go to the front of the bar to get this fucking thing sent out.” Outdoors, Faye punched Rutger’s shoulder as the door closed behind Sharpfury. “This is our chance! We gotta hurry!” The raccoon took a deep breath to gather his courage. “Allright.” He put on the goggles he usually kept perched on his forehead. “Let’s do this.”
“Whmmtdfmmmh?” Jude yelped when the back door suddenly flung open and the two ring-tailed snoops stormed in. “Okay, shh! Don’t panic and be quiet!” Rutger hushed the squirming suspended bunny. “We’re here to rescue you!” Staying quiet was a pretty tall order with A: Jude being thoroughly confused with how her predicament was unfolding and B: the duo trying to untie her from the rafters meant they kept tugging on her crotchrope. “Mnnph~ Gmmf! Wmmhn!!” The rescue team paused in their tracks when they heard a voice near the door, indicating the feline villain was returning. Rutger rightfully started panicking. “Crap crap crap! Faye, hurry up with that knot!” “Almost… got it… There! Don’t stand there, go! Go!” After lots of frantic fidgeting, the ropes that held the bound bunny suspended gave way and dropped her right into the raccoon’s arms, but at the same time the doorknob started to move. “Forget untying her, Rut! Just throw her into the car, quick!”
“Allright babe, where were we? Wait, who the fuck?” Sharpfury stood perplexed in the door opening, watching two ringtails run off with his bunny hostage into the alleyway. “You motherfuckers, get back here!!” Stumbling into the back alley, Rutger tossed the helpless rabbit to his girlfriend so he could open the car doors (they had parked as close behind the seedy pub as they could), which Faye and Jude didn’t as much stepped into as nosedived onto the rear seats, while the raccoon ran around to get behind the wheel. “Hang on back there!” Rutger shouted as he brought the red Mini Cooper rumbling to life and stomped on the gas pedal. But despite the straining of the engine, they went nowhere.
“Oh no, you little bastards!” With his massive size and muscular frame, Sharpfury had no problems clamping his arms around the back of the smaller car, and prevent them from taking off. “You’re dead meat now!” “Mhnnnh… Whmm dnnm frrph!” Jude whimpered into her gag, watching the snarling face through the rear window. Fortunately, their getaway driver had a trick up his sleeve. Working mostly of his instincts, Rutger threw the gear into reverse and once more kicked down the gas pedal. Not expecting the car to suddenly give way like this, the lion thug lost his footing and got pushed into the wall behind him. “Ack! Fuck!” With their attacker briefly stunned, the raccoon change gears again and sent them zooming out the alleyway, leaving the kidnapping lion far behind. “Damnit, no! Get the fuck back here!!”
The car and his prize long since out of view, Sharp stormed back into the room, ready to take his anger out to whatever or whoever would catch his attention first. He bellowed a loud roar of primal fury as his fists slammed down on the workbench, deep cracks rippling out throughout the sturdy wood. However, his scowl made way for an intrigued smirk when his remaining eye fell on a small wallet of exquisite black leather: Jude’s wallet. Sharpfury held the purse between his fingers, the grin returning to his muzzle. “Interesting~ Maybe today wasn’t such a failure after all.” To his delight, he found not one but three credit cards. “Hey Frankie! Call that one hacker friend of yours!” He yelled towards the main room of the pub. “We got some juicy bank accounts to drain before that bitch gets home!” He then looked at the phone next to him, which still had the ransom video paused on the screen, with a fond smile. “You, however, are going into the private collection~”
BACK IN THE PRESENT
“Whoa, that was amazing!” Pepper cooed, having listened to the entire tale in awe. “But how did you know that last part, which none of you were there for?” Rutger chuckled softly. “Okay, I might have improvised a few bits there, but me, Faye and Jude pretty much settled on that’s how he’d act. Especially after Faye’s recent run-in with the guy.” The ladies nodded in agreement. “So, what happened then? Did you get away?” The red panda nearly slipped off the edge of her seat in her enthusiasm. “Well, after Faye finally managed to untie me and let me borrow her phone.” Jude continued the story, sounding more than a little embarrassed. “I called my dad to tell him I’m okay, since you know, he got that vid first. And also, if he could grab some new clothes for me.” “You should’ve heard the guys sigh of relief.” The raccoon interrupted. “And he wasn’t even on speakerphone. I thought the A/C turned on by itself at first!” “Oh, shush you.” Faye giggled. “Let Jude finish her part.” Jude chuckled herself as well. “So, in any case, during the ride home we had the time to get acquainted and for me to explain what the heck was going on. And to thank them, of course.” “Don’t let them tell you the Haddocks are ungrateful, guys.” Rutger quipped. “No seriously, you rewarded us and then some!”
The humbled rabbit laughed awkwardly. “Well, to be fair, that was all on my dad being so over to moon with seeing me alive and well.” She raised her cup to her face to try and hide her blush. “Well? what did Mister Haddock pay you with? Oodles of cash? Jude’s hand in marriage?” Pepper eagerly started guessing. “A lifetime supply of salted caramel fudge? Please tell me you picked the fudge!” “As awesome as that would’ve been, he’s a realtor, not Willy Wonka.” The ferret replied. “But ever wondered how a couple only just out of college can afford such a fancy home in the more expensive part of the city?” “Luxurious single-family apartment, fully furnished and ours for only 40% the usual rent.” Rutger took over from his girlfriend. “It was the least he could do for rescuing his cherished and only daughter. And waddaya know, just as we were looking for a place of our own!”
The rabbit’s blush had grown to the point where even her floppy ears were glowing beet red and she giggled anxiously. “Right! Now you know! Can we please stop digging up old embarrassments?” The fiery-furred arm of Pepper amicably wrapped around Jude’s shoulder. “Oh, don’t sweat it, Judy-girl! We all get kidnapped and tied up like every other week! It’s nothing to be embarrassed about.”
“She’s right though, Jude.” Faye agreed. “I’d be careful with that new business plan of yours.” “It might be just lead to a whole new bunch of distress…”
Hey, I actually wrote standalone story again, how about that? XD Today we have a concept I've been meaning to explore more of: How my original three distress-prone furries met before Pepper joined the gang, some backstory if you will. Naturally, it involves kidnapping, binding and gagging. ^^ Enjoy, y'all!