A Zootopia fan fiction by Dan
(c) Zootopia 2016 by Disney Animated Studios
(Artist ownership) Ayden Gull from BRO GULLS by Anti_Dev
(Artist ownership) “I Will survive” by William Borba 2017
(Artist ownership) Will and Alex Gray, Sheath and Knife by Harmarist
(Artist ownership) Anubis and the buried bone by Harmarist
(Artist ownership) The K’zin by Lary Niven.
(Artist ownership) Don Carnage Disney’s TAIL SPIN
School: part 5
Bunny Borough, The Hopps Family Warren
December 4, 2039
Note: The five Hopps brothers (Owen, Powen, Ori, Dori and Nori born of the same litter) are the youngest of Stu and Bonnie’s huge number of children and the youngest of Judy’s brothers. They are two years younger than Jackson.
“Hi Gammy!” Jackson said as he walked up with his arms out and took hold of Bonnie...”Mmmfff….You smell like muffins.”
Jackson reached to shake Stewart’s paw and pulled him into a hug...”Hi Paw Paw...”
“Sheesh! He has a grip Bonnie.” Stu said as he stood back and rubbed Jackson ‘s red head tuft. “You’re looking good Jackson. So? When will school be done?”
“End of January. We get our orders about the 15th or so.” Jackson said as he wrapped an arm around his Grandfather and walked with him and Bonnie into the family warren…
“Hey Blender!” Uncle Powen Hopps, a tri-color bunny, said with a wave as he walked up and just as quick his brother Owen, a light brown bunny and the obvious leader of the “gang of five” slapped him off the head….
“Will you stop with the insults! Stop calling him Blender!” Owen snapped.
“Oh my Gawd...he keeps calling me blender, I’m going to run to the top floor and base jump onto the dining room tables...” Jackson yelped back. “I’m kidding, I’m kidding….I know….totally inappropriate and tasteless. What’s up Owen?”
“Nothing cept the same things Jackie.” Owen replied. “Beat this one daily, that one every hour, that one every second and that one because he just needs beatings...then again….maybe I beat Ori too much? He’s always getting a hardie off it.”
“Owen! Mouth!” Bonnie snapped.
Just then...Gideon Gray came out from the kitchen wiping his wet paws on a kitchen towel…
“Bonnie? I set them pies in the oven...” Gideon said. Then he saw Jackson. “Well, well….how are you there Mister Sailor?”
“Hi Mister Gray!” Jackson said with a nod.
Gideon walked up, grabbed up Jackson and snuggled him to his big belly. “I swear this boy has wonderful manors. How’s the service jackson? How’s your folks?”
“Everything’s fine.” Jackson replied.
“I wish everything felt fine.” Gideon said. “My son’s nearing 18 and I’m always tarn worried about what’s going on. Don’t suppose you get better dirt through the military pipes than we get from the papers or ZNN these days?”
“I hear nothing different.” Jackson replied. “The latest tiff is that the Kzinti are escorting their fishing ships over the line and into our waters. The again, the Mayor says the seas really belong to no nation so as long as they keep to themselves; we won’t press an issue.”
Gideon frowned. “So they can attack our fishermen and harass our boats and that’s just fine.”
Jackson replied. “You bullied my mom until she gave you a bloody snoot. There are limits and consequences Sir. If the Kzinti over step their line? We’ll bloody their snoots.”
“Well said.” Gideon replied. “Yeah….you’re mother was a pistol of a bunny when she was a kitten. You know how many times she bashed my snoot with her claud-hoppers and I didn’t learn a thing? I was a pretty stubborn and stupid kit who needed a ton of snoot bashing to get set right. Any way….I’m making some pies for lunch so your just in time to be a willing test victim.”
Owen wrapped an arm around Jackson’s shoulder. “So did they teach you how to shoot in boot camp? Ma? Pa? We’re gonna steal Jackie for a bit ok?”
“Good.” Bonnie said with a paw wave. “It’ll keep you all out of my hair and out of trouble for now.”
“KAPLOW!””BRING!”“KAPLOW!””BRING!”“KAPLOW!””BRING!” Jackson banged off a clip of seven shots from Owen’s carbine against a line of soda cans…
“No Owen….They didn’t teach me how to shoot.” Jackson said as he passed Owen his carbine and took a seat on a block of hay.
“So who tells Jackie what we’re gonna do?” Dori asked as he loaded the carbine.
Ori Just blurted out….”We’re joining the Marines.”
“You’re what?” Jackson asked as he shook his head.
“We’re all joining the Marines.” Owen said as he played with his suspenders. “More spots for bunnies opened up so we decided to sign up.”
Jackson looked back at the big family house. “Have you told Stu and Bonnie yet?”
The brothers looked at each other then at Jackson….”Nah….not yet. We’re still waiting for the right time.”
Jackson scratched his head tuft….”Well…...cheese Wiz guys….um….the house is almost empty….I mean…..who’s going to help them with the farm?”
“Really Jackie? As if Ma and Pa ever had problems with help? There’s plenty of our brothers and sisters and their children coming by to do things...what? Do you think we wouldn’t make sure our parents were provided for?” Powen snorted. “That was a stupid question.”
“Poe? Why is it that among us all, you always have a smart mouth over Jackson? You call him “Blender”, you never talk nice to him...” Ori yelped.
“Oh Gawd! He’s 19 years old.” Powen snapped. “Damn it, if he can’t take a little ribbing from me then how the hell did he make it through Navy boot camp? Who was it that was always tough on him growing up when he was here and had to put up with Great Great paw and all the older one’s who called him a little bastard turd? Yeah….I call him “Blender” which is the truth because he deserves to hear it. Made him one tough bastard too.”
Jackson smiled….”Powen? I think my parents had a little more to do with that? Not discounting your own influences mind you? But guys? You have to tell Stu and Bonnie some time? What? You all going to wait till you get on the bus for recruit depot and yell from the windows? “Hey! We’re in the Marines! Bye!” Just...never thought that you all being Gammy’s youngest that you’d leave?”
“And what if we don’t? Boring life farming carrots. Five young bunnies who can’t focus a second without kicking each other’s tails in. We’re dangerous when we’re board off our butts so Nori gets the idea first and we all got hooked watching videos on Fur Tube and we signed a week later. At least in the Marines we can learn something that will get us out of Bunny Borough, I mean look at your mom Jackie? She started it. If a bunny can be a police chief in the big city? Then five hyperactive bunnies can be Marines.”
Dori huffed...”He doesn’t like the idea at all guys.”
“No!” Jackson replied…..”That’s not the truth! I mean yeah...sort of concerned but...but if you guys want to go for it then go for it! Just don’t forget that there’s some who….who might need time to adjust to the thought you know?”
Owen snorted. “If you start going boo who Jackson, we’ll kick your tail all over the farm.”
“Don’t you start tearing!” Powen snapped. “Oh great...his eyes are watering…yup...dunk the pussy in the water barrel!”
The five bunnies grabbed up Jackson who fought them all the way to the house where they threw him into a cold water collection barrel!
Little Rodentia. The Trundle Family House
December 4, 2039
“Morning father.” Albert said as he waved to his father while he headed into the bathroom with a towel around himself.
“Good Morning Son.” Chedder Trundle replied as he walked past with the morning newspaper in his face. Chedder quickly stopped to do a double take...”Good morning Son?” He quickly turned around and knocked on the bathroom door. “Albert? Is tht you?”
Albert replied as he opened the door. “No father...you have merely bisected a crossing point between dimensions and have met a quadraphasic….”
Chedder bopped his son on his head. “Enough of that out of you this morning… get over here and hug your old father.”
“I can’t.” Albert replied.
“And why can’t you?” Chedder asked.
“Because my bath towel might fall and that would make a very unsightly scene before mother.” Albert replied with a raised paw finger. Just then the Shreek of a terrified female mouse filled the house….
“EEEEEEEEEEEEP!” Albert’s sister Nancy sounded as she stood pointing at her room door….”WHAT…..IS THAT NAKED MALE MOUSE DOING IN MY BED!”
Albert walked up to the door and waved to his sister….”Good morning my loving little sister. I thought you were in college?”
“I’m on semester break Albert.” Nancy replied. “Now who is that naked male mouse in my bed?!”
Albert snatched up a mouse toy off his sister’s dresser and clocked Myler off the head….”MYLER! PUT SOME CLOTHES ON! GOING INDECENT IN MY HOUSE? WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?”
Myler quickly searched for his underwear….”Sorry….we got a little carried away before we came here remember?”
If I can have a slight intoxication and still keep my underwear up around my waist then you have no excuse.” Albert turned his head to see his sister focused hard on Myler’s toned body...”Sister! Really?! A little decency?!”
“I noticed some “decency” in your friend.” Nancy said smiling.
From out of no where, Albert’s younger brother Tamathin walked past. “She gets the same way from watching “Game of Mazes”. Who’s your gay lover Albert?”
“TAMATHIN!” Chedder snapped. “Don’t say stupid and obscene things in this house!”
Myler put on a pair of Navy shorts and a green t-shirt. “I’m so sorry everyone. I’m Myler, I’m going to school with Albert and he’s helping me with my Dyslexia problems. We….went to a bar last night and got a little tied”
“Yup! They’re gay!” Tamathin snapped out.
“TAMATHIN!” Everyone replied shouting. “ENOUGH!”
Nancy smiled at Myler….” I can help you with being alone?”
Albert frantically waved his arms...”Alright! Enough! Show’s over! Myself and Myler are going to cook breakfast for mother and father so if you don’t mind? We’d like to skip past this unpleasantness please?.”
“Yup! They’re gay, gay, and really gay!” Tamathin snapped out.
“TAMATHIN!” Everyone replied shouting. “ENOUGH!”
Note: Albert and Myler ARE NOT gay!
The Jade Majesty Hotel in Savanna Central
December 4, 2039
Old habits are hard to break...at least that’s what Will thought as he woke up to find Alex laying on his chest and his pair of Marvel underwear laying on the floor by the bed…
“Alex?” The older wolf brother said as he gave his brother a soft lick kiss on the head...”Alex? it’s nine in the morning...”
Alex slowly stirred and only tried to bury his furry head in Will’s chest….
“Mmmmffff….don’t give a fluck. Lemme sleep till noon?” The mid-ling softly said. But Will gently rolled him off and slipped out of bed…
“Want breakfast? You hung over?” Will asked.
“Yeah…..breakfast is fine.” Alex replied. “I don’t feel hung over, just beat up.”
Will sat on the edge of the bed and gently took one of Alex’s paws in his...”I’m going out shopping. You wanna go?”
“Sure….Will? Kiss me?” Alex asked softly.
Will gave him a lick kiss on the snoot which left Alex a little miffed...”No Will, I mean…..kiss me, kiss me…..”
Will shook his head. “No...Alex? You have to break this thing we had together. I should have put you back on the sofa bed and not let you sleep with me. It’s over remember? You want to be a Marine so this stuff between us has to end.”
“Alex?” Will snorted back. “Shut the fluck up, get your underwear back on and stop hitting on me ok? It’s over. If you try sleeping with me again? Next time I won’t be loving? I’ll be really pissed off. Stop it.”
Alex jerked himself out of the bed, stomped to the bathroom and slammed the door shut; leaving Will exasperated and shaking his head….
“I’m doing this for your own good Alex!” Will yelped out.
“My own good would have been for you not to have touched me on that stupid beach to start with! (Sheath and Knife 1) Fluck you Will!” Alex yelped back.
Whitney’s Mother’s house
“THUNDAH!…...THUNDAH!…….THUNDAH!……..THUNDAH!…..” Whitney repeated as she listened to the wild rock Finnic band “ACY-DEWCY” as she tore up the running wheel in her mom’s exercise room with her cell phone cranked up in her ear buds. Her eyes were closed, she was “in the zone” and pumped up like crazy. Growling loud enough for her mother to be woken from her sleep and she stood at the doorway to the room with a smirk on her face…
“YOU BEEN THUNDERSTRUCK!” Whitney shouted as she air hammered a set of fantasy drums. Then she saw her mother standing at the door enjoying the show and she lost her footing and tumbled over the padded surface of the wheel till it stopped and she laid on her back with her legs flopped over her face…
“Wonderful performance.” Shinny Valentina said as she walked up. “Sorry to ball bust your groove Whitney.”
“I’m fine Mom….”gasping”…..Love beating myself to snot to good music.” Whitney said as she stood up and snatched a towel near by.
“I swear girl. You’re in training to score in the MMA, not the Navy.” Whitney’s mom said as she gave her daughter a loving lick kiss on the cheek. “I’m off of work today so what would you like to do?”
“I don’t know...you pick the wheel of torture Mom.” Whitney giggled. “Who’s that in bed? Never saw that one before?”
“Oh? I’ve been going with Rodger for five years now and you never noticed?” Whitney’s mom replied.
“Five years? Where’s my head been for five years? Oh yeah...High School, parties, hang outs, flirting, weaseling….in that order.” Whitney replied as she walked into the kitchen. “Please don’t tell me he’s going to “farm you” and then leave the crops behind?”
“Whitney? Really?” Shinny replied.
“What Mom?” Whitney replied. “Is it wrong for me to want you to be happy? You deserve a stable male, not these “fly by night” creeps who love you just for your fur and flesh. If Rodger’s been around for five years then tell him to commit, I’m not going to go all “defense” and kick his snoot or go “Jan Beaver Bunch” on his butt.”
Shinny replied. “And what about your own happiness?”
“Mom...” Whitney replied. “You know which way I swing right?”
“I also know that….that kind of swing involves multiple partners and not a stable relationship.” You should think about what you’ll do after the Navy, when it’s time to settle down.”
Whitney gave her mother a kiss. “There’s plenty of time to give you a grand child or a litter Mom. Just because I’m a lesbian doesn’t mean I’m going to get my kitten box knifed out. I wouldn’t do that to you, I promise.”
“CRACK!” Kerdle nailed the softball well enough to send it screaming and hopping the dirt where his brother had to dive and skid across the ground to catch it in his glove! “Nice snag bro!” The fox yelped.
Devin stood up and patted the dust and dirt off his clothes...”You hit harder than you did before you joined the service.”
“I’m glad you found a job.” Kerdle said as he held the bat over his shoulder. “You look good yourself...heck since when did you not look better than me?”
Devin sighed….”I was a real snit stain when you brought your friend over. I shouldn’t take everything out on you Kerdle. I’ve been so angry about everything.”
“As if you ever got under my fur?” Kerdle replied. “Sure you’ve been an ass but I’ve never hated you brother. We should have more anger against our fathers for their “fuck’r and leave” lifestyle and what they’ve done to our mom.”
Devin snarled. “Let me catch them on the street. I’ll break off their snoots and shove em up their tail holes. I promise to be less of a problem to mom, trust me.”
“Damn it Brother...” Kerdle replied. “You’ve never been a problem. A big tail hole but never a problem.”
Devin snatched his little brother by the arm and put him in a head lock… ”Come on you little snit! Wiggle out of this one!”
“You really want it, don’t you!” Kerdle yelped! He then slammed his fist into Devin’s groin and sent him sprawling….
“Come on Dev! Got more for you!” Kerdle said as he hopped around. “Come on you big….”BOOF!”
Devin sprinted off his feet and tackled his brother into the grass where he pinned him down and drooled into an ear!….
“OH YOU FOX PRICK!” Kerdle snapped as he swung his paws and “boxed” his brother in the ears! Devin rolled onto his back laughing as he rubbed his head…
“Enjoy your spit bath?” He said as he rolled to his side and rubbed Kerdle’s stomach...”I am so proud of you little brother. You’ve really grown up despite me being a bastard to you all these years.”
“What are you talking about? You’re still a bastard….from another father.” Kerdle snickered.
“So are you.” Devin replied. “And I think that’s the best kind of brother I want.”
Kerdle jumped to his feet. “Come on fatty! Let’s run till we pass out!”
“You got it!” Devin replied happily.
The Wilde House
Judy walked into the bed room in a pair of see through panties carrying a food tray as her husband was still sleeping…
“Mmmm….good morning Nick?” She said softly as she placed the tray and kissed him on the nose…
“Carrots?” Nick groaned….”It was my turn to treat you to breakfast?”
Judy smiled as she brushed a paw finger on his chin...”You over-slept so shut up.” She snickered. “What’s on the docket today there judge Nick?”
Nick sat up and yawned….”I dunno...we could get creative and inspired or I could just lay here and you could model underwear for me, say attractive things about foxes to inspire me or we could run to Sahara Central, splash around on the beach and find an otter clam bake to crash? How’s those options?”
“Hmmm…I could enjoy all of that.” Judy replied as she laid on the bed. “Jackson is visiting my parents for a couple of days...that’s good. They’re….. they’re going to sell the house.”
Nick replied. “Sell the house? Why?”
“Because the kittens are almost all gone. The last brood is almost ready to go out on their own and Dad wants to give the house to my younger….is he 243 or 250? Sheesh I’m good at math but suck at putting faces to numbers...any way… he’s my brother Shane and his brood is getting too big for his own place. My parents just want to retire from farming with the eggs they built from that and working with Gideon Gray.”
Nick sighed on another thought….”About what we talked over last night? I don’t want you cutting out your kitten box.”
“Nick? It’s just a sensible choice. I mean….we have Jackson and he’s wonderful and we were really blessed but I want to be intimate with my husband, not smell rubber every time we get frisky. and anyway…I’m honestly too old to have more kits and with my huge family my production line isn’t a “necessity”.
“But I don’t want to exclude the possibility of maybe being lucky again Judy? Maybe have a daughter this time? But...if you feel the choice is right for you then you do what you want. This time I will not try to protest it.”
Judy sighed….then kissed her husband lovingly as she slapped his paw when he tried to touch his food...”No! You don’t feed yourself. That’s what you have a bunny slave for…
Judy fixed a dog collar to herself and waved a leash in her paw...”Does Master want to “abuse” is slave?”
Nick snickered. “You’ve been a bad little bunny haven’t you?”
Judy turned herself and displayed her rump to him….”Mmmm...spank me hard master?”
Residence of the Mayor
The baseball flew across the yard and smacked hard into Cesar’s glove. He could almost cover the whole ball in one of his large paws as he wound up and tossed it back across the yard to his son Kimba at the other end…
Kimba stood for a moment paw’ing” the ball in thought then tossed it back…. “Dad?” He asked. “Are you a coward?”
Cesar caught the ball and stood for a moment...”Am I?” he asked as he tossed the ball back.
Kimba was silent for a moment...”I don’t want to make you angry.” He voiced softly.
“Kimba?” Cesar replied. “I have never been angry at you for speaking your mind. Now? What do you think?”
Kimba look down at the grass and kicked his foot. “Some of my friends at school think you are.”
Cesar walked up to his son and gestured him to sit on the grass...”And what are your thoughts when they say I am a coward?”
“Some of them I think are right.” Kimba replied. “Some of them I think are stupid.”
“And you probably think I should be a little more “Lion-esk” huh? Teach the Kzinti a lesson? Sink a few ships? Maybe even send some drones to bomb their cities as a warning?”
Kimba moved a paw over the grass...”You shouldn’t let them hurt our fellow mammals….I think you should kick their tails in for being creeps.”
Cesar nodded his head for a moment...”And just what would “kicking their tails” entail Kimba? Would it be like those games you play on your smart phone or the BB games you play with your friends?”
“No...” Kimba replied. “You’d use the Navy and the Marines to beat their faces in.”
“Ok...” Cesar replied. “And that would involve what?”
Kimba looked down at the grass….”Killing them.”
“What was that Son?” Ceasar asked. “I didn’t hear you?”
Kimba spoke up….”Killing them Dad….”
“Oh? So it’s a one sided thing where I send the Navy and the Marines and we just kill a few Kzinti and then maybe they’ll stop being foolish? And I can do all this like your video games where we might lose a ship or two and perhaps a thousand of our Marines and there’s no consequences at all? All clean and next?”
Kimba felt ashamed but his father pulled him close to his large body…
“Don’t get upset Kimba. You have every right to express yourself and your emotions. I know your friends who call me a coward must upset you a lot? I hear the same growling from so called adults who think war is a game you play on a smart phone.”
Kimba replied...”But Dad? Some of my friends say you’ll let the Kizinti come right up on the beach in Sahara...Most of my bunny and deer kind of friends say it and they’re the one’s who say we should blow them up.”
“And you agree with them?” Cesar asked.
“To be honest Dad? I don’t know what to think?” Kimba said huffing. “You say we need to be patient, other adults say we should kick their butts, most of my friends say we should do to them what they’ve done to our citizens….what’s the right idea?” Kimba asked shrugging his shoulders.
Cesar gave his son a hug and replied. “I’m pretty sure there’s some Kzinti father hopefully having the same difficult talk with his own son and thinking the same thing. It’s not cowardly son to wisely chose when to fight or not to fight all all lest the reason for it is valid. Cowards often don’t think before sending others to die in their place. Cowards are the ones who speak of war with a lot of ease because they’re not the ones putting their own risk into it. Often...it takes more courage to avoid a war then it takes to fight it. Let some mammals call me a coward. I bet you there’s not a mother or a father right now who’d think they’re even a tenth right.”
Cesar gave his son a gentle lick...”And don’t you ever be afraid to speak your mind to your father. I’m not raising my own son to be a coward….am I?”
“No….” Kimba replied. “Then you won’t be mad if I told you that I borrowed your cross country bike to jump trash cans and…..sort of destroyed it?” Kimba asked.
Cesar closed his eyes and sighed….”Please say...ha ha Dad! Got yah!”
Kimba replied. “Nope….you told me to be courageous and I’m being courageous…I took your bike and bent the frame crashing it. Now for being honest and courageous Dad? You’ll be proud enough not to spank me right?”
Cesar without another thought, pulled his son over his knees and whipped his pants and underwear down….”Now I’m very sure Kimba that you’ll show courage and take a little discipline for being scheming and disobedient right?”
“But! But I thought being truthful had good rewards Dad!” Kimba yelped as he tried to shield his behind….
“Spare the rod and spoil the cub. Get your paws from your rump Kimba and stop being a coward to justified punishment!” Cesar snapped! He quickly spanked his son hard five times and sent him hobbling towards the house!
“And don’t you DARE twist the story young lion! Your mother will beat you twice as bad!” Cesar yelped as he stood sternly pointing with a paw finger!
Male Berthing Space 3-80-0-L
ZNDG Rain off Tundra Town
Linowain snatched the rope attached to the bell at the hatch to the male berthing and rang it….
“FEMALE ON DECK!” She screamed, waited a few moments then entered into the still lit berthing where some of the big mammals from the night watch shift were still awake in the communal living area playing card games, reading magazines or watching the ship’s cable television feed from home…
“Is Seaman Hashina still awake?” She asked.
“He just came down from the head (head=bath/shower room) and he’s probably at his rack.” A Rhino said pointing. Linowain walked through the tight maze of sleeping coffin locker racks, of course there had to be a few males who just gave her enough room to pass by but got a pleasing “rub” from her body which made her snort at them but she paid them no attention as she finally came to Hashina’s “rack” and tapped lightly on the frame…
“Hashi? It’s Leena.” Linowain said as she watched the rack light come on and the tiger pulled his curtain aside…
“Hi.” He said as he rolled and adjusted himself to lay sideways in the small bed space.
“Are you alright?” She asked softly. “You looked so upset after you got off watch yesterday.”
“No….” Hashina replied. “Do I look alright?”
Linowain turned sullen...”I haven’t been able to sleep. They were waving to us. I didn’t hear any screams or anything but they were waving like crazy at us.”
Hashina pursed his lips in thought….”You know what I heard? I heard the Tujunga…..I heard…...I heard it passed by them and machine gunned some of them to death.”
“No!” Linowain snapped….”Fluck no….no way….”
“I overhead a radio watch talking about it. Said she heard through the door that the Captain ordered the Tujundra to kill them...” Hashina pounded his paw against the overhead...”I listened to how you described them...how they waved at us….and we…..we butchered them? That was wrong! It was so damn wrong!”
Hashina snarled...”You and I have to tell someone when we reach port. We can’t let the Captain get away with this crap!”
“As if anyone’s going to listen to a pair of Sailors?” Linowain replied. “He’s a Captain, an officer of the line who has responsibility for the safety of a Destroyer and its’ crew...”
Hashina replied. “We are obligated to come to the aid of any mariner in danger no matter who they are when they show a distress signal, not mow them down with machine guns!”
Linowain replied softly...”Are you meaning exactly that or is it because they’re fellow tigers?”
Hashina reached out, snagged Linowain’s shirt by a claw and pulled her to his angry face….”Don’t you EVER put me in the same family as those….” Hashina suddenly realized he’d hooked Linowain’s shirt and relax himself… “I am not doing this because...they might be the same species. If the boat had been full of deer and the Captain ordered the same thing? I’d be just as upset.”
Linowain looked around and turned back to Hashina. “So? Who do we tell? The XO (Executive Officer)? The Master at Arms?”
“We’re coming into port in Savanna Central in three days.” Hashina said. “We’ll go to District Naval Headquarters and report it up the chain to Admiral Bergoine (Elephant). No one’s going to try and intimidate a bull elephant.”
Chancy Hyke’s house
Base housing, Camp Quanaco, Savanna Central
December 4, 2039
Chancy stood at the grill in the back yard flipping Salmon burgers while Alex flopped around in his above ground pool and Will sat in a lawn chair looking at his smart phone and floated between playing a game and texting…
“So Will?” Chancy asked. “Do you plan to work up towards your own shop?” The obvious tension between Alex and Will could not be overlooked. They looked fine the day before but the obvious distance between them when they got out of the car told Chancy that the two brothers had another growling fight with each other…
When Will didn’t acknowledge his Uncle...Alex snapped out...”Hey gay-wad! Stop texting your boyfriend and answer Unk!”
“What?!” Will snapped at Alex then looked at Chancy. “Oh!…..sorry Uncle I was just...”
“I was just talking to my gay boyfriend.” Alex snickered.
“Do you want me to beat the snot out of you?!” Will yelped.
Chancy sighed….”I swear Will...do all you younger mammals live on those phones?”
“If gay wad could hump it he would!” Alex yelped loud! That did it! Will tore across the grass, leaped into the pool and threw his little brother around like a rag doll!
Chancy ran over and snagged Will by an arm….”WILL! CUT IT OUT!” He snarled as he pulled Will from the pool and threw him on the grass...”What the hell has gotten into you two?!”
Chancy turned to see Alex jump out of the pool and run off into the house. “Will? Go sit the fluck down?”
“Uncle….I…..?” Will replied.
“I said….go sit the fluck down!” Chancy barked. Moments later...Chancy had Alex by his arm and plopped him down on the grass…
“I thought we were going to have a good time with each other and it’s a good thing I can’t really over-cook the burgers on the grill but I’m not going to sit and suffer you two going tooth and claw on each other like a pair of crazy ferrets...”
“Will’s actually a “fag-ret” but I’ll forgive him.” Alex blurted out.
Will smacked Alex off the head and the two young wolves almost went four leg feral on each other!
“ENOUGH!” Chancy screamed out.
Will sighed deeply…..”Uncle? The truth is?….” Will started to sob…..I am gay!” Will broke down and ran off.
Chancy took one look at Alex and slapped him hard in the snoot!
“OW!” Alex yelped...”Uncle! Why are you hitting me?!”
“Because of your big stupid mouth!” Chancy replied. “How can you be so damned callus Alex!”
Alex cringed for a moment but kept his maw shut...leaving Chancy exasperated before he handed the grilling tools to the younger wolf. “Keep an eye on the food? I’ve got to find your brother. And no stupid comments Alex! Any more stupid crap out of your mouth and I’ll beat your snoot.”
Chancy walked around the housing block asking Marines or dependents if they saw Will and eventually he came upon the older brother sitting in the park by a static tank display…
“Not the way you’d want to “Come out” is it?” Chancy asked as he stood next to Will. “Please….please assure me that you will not do something stupid?”
Will kept his face hidden...”Dad’s going to go flucken ballistic.”
“No…..because if your dad goes ballistic then your mother will go ballistic and then I’ll jump in and go ballistic and then the house will collapse from all the damage.” Chancy said as he sat down.
“I must be flucken sick to you.” Will said...”Older son and nephew a big Canus nut sucker...”
“Stop insulting me and flucken look at me William?” Chancy snorted. “Look at me gawd damn it.”
“Don’t give me that limp paw’d pink bow stereotype...unless you like that stuff?” Chancy said with a questioning look.
“I’m not a tranny.” Will replied.
“How long has Alex known?” Chancy asked.
“Since he was twelve.” Will replied.
Chancy purse his lips and rubbed his head tuft...”Have you two?”
Will shrank in dread of the question...”Yes...”
Chancy nodded….”It was obvious. I suspected something like that was going on between you two.”
Will started to cry...”You’re going to tell Mom and Dad...my life is over.”
“No….” Chancy replied. “I’m not going to tell your parents. You, me and Alex are going to have a little “riot act” session to put this incest stuff to an end and put a little fear into your little bother so it stops permanently.”
Will wiped his eyes...”You’re not going to tell my parents?”
“I think “your” issue is your responsibility. My worry is not so much you but Alex. Ending this little relationship you two have is one thing? The consequences should it come out that you two were having incest...would hurt Alex more than you. He’s still immature and suddenly having all his dreams taken from him should this get out? I’d rather put this all to bed here and now so you better steel those nuts of yours.”
Will replied. “You still think I have nuts?”
Chancy bopped him off the head. “Shut up and take this seriously? And if you two start fighting again? I’ll make sure you both need dental surgery to replace the teeth I’ll knock out of your stubborn heads.”
Bunny Borough, The Hopps Family Warren
December 4, 2039
Ori Hopps had his electric Stratoclawster hooked up, which always got some ire from his parents as the grindy teeth chattering sound bounced off the walls of the house...add to that Nori’s voice on a microphone and the noise was barely tolerable…
“Prepare yourself….you know it’s a must…..you gottah have a friend in cheese wiz….So you know that when you die…..he’s gonna recommend you great Frith in the sky! Oh he recommend you to great Frith in the sky…..That’s where you’re gonna go when you die...When you die and they lay you to rest you’re gonna go to the warren that’s the best…..”
The remedy for such musical murder? Pie. While Ori and Nori were making “musical mass murder” all the other bunnies in the warren were cutting up Gideon’s latest pies faster than he could bring them out…
At one table….Dori Hopps looked as if he was about to melt….”Silk….it tastes like silk going down your throat...” The gray bunny said with a look of rapture then he stood up, spanked the table with his paws and gestured towards the pie pan….”KABOOM! That’s all I’ll say….”Fricken KABOOM!”
Bonnie Hopps snapped out...”Dori! Sit down and stop being foolish!
Stewart stood up, took his suspenders in his paws and looked around the table at his equally raptured kin...”Yes….I would like to comment also on this...what is it? Salmon salad pie?”
Stewart made a wolf howl and banged the table with his paw! “KILLER! KILLER! KILLLLLL-AH!” Which got the other bunnies joining in.
Bonnie shook her head and pursed her lips as she turned from the embarrassment to pet Gideon’s arm….”You did very well with this one Gideon.” She said softly before gripping at his overalls and giving him a look as if she’s seen Frith….”Oh my gawd Gideon! What did you do with this one! Ugh….I can’t get enough of it! Please tell me you have more!”
Stewart snorted. “Mother, really? Show some dignity.”
Gideon giggled pleasingly...”I knew this one would bite you bunnies. I call it “Salmon on a Pillow.”
“You should call it “Great sex on a pile of hay!” Powen Hopps yelped out. “My gawd Gideon! First you get this nice smoke flavor on the tongue? Then all the spices come one at a time, none of them over power the other and then it all feels so silky going through your mouth? Genius! Absolute genius!”
Gideon replied. “It’s just a matter of love and affection fellas, tain’t nothing difficult in it at all.”
Jackson gave Gideon a warm smile. “Mister Gray? I’ll preen up your tail for free for two of these for my parents?”
“You’ll rape those tins clean before they even get there, who are you trying to fool?” Owen Hopps snorted.
“I think I can trust Jackie not to eat those pies for his folks. I’d appreciate a good preening Jackson, thank you.” Gideon replied.
Owen stood up and tapped his drinking glass with a spoon...”EXCUSE ME! I KNOW WE’RE ALL ENJOYING PIE RIGHT NOW BUT I NEED TO SAY SOMETHING!”
Owen looked at his brothers before looking at his parents….”Ah hem…. ummm….Ma?…..Dad?…..Myself, Powen, Ori, Dori and Nori had been thinking about this for quite a while and…..we…...we joined the Fleet Marines.”
The house went silent and Bonnie and Stewart looked as if they’d been hit with baseball bats as their mouths dropped open and they froze in their seats…
Jackson shrank a little in his seat as if to dodge the verbal barrage that was sure to come…
“You?…..all of you? Joined the Fleet Marines?” Bonnie asked as she pointed.
“Well yeah...” Nori replied. “It’s like….Owen signs and we’re gonna sit on our butts?”
Stewart stood up with a scornful look on his face...”So you boys just up and do this without talking to your mother and I first?”
“Didn’t think we’d need any permission Pa?” Ori replied. “I mean….we are of the age to decide ourselves?”
Dori snickered. “Some of us are.”
Stewart shook his head...”You all just went and did this without telling us? Don’t you think your mother and I deserve that respect to voice our thoughts?”
“Your thoughts Dad would have been….”Hell no! I forbid you!” Owen snorted. “We don’t wear Pampers any more Dad. We’re old enough to decide what we want to do with our lives and we saw the Marines as the best way to make our own foot in the world.”
“You’re my babies!” Bonnie yelped. “My last brood, my youngest children...”
Powen replied. “We love you mother but like Owen said? We don’t wear diapers any more. We’re grown Bunnies now and us five don’t want to spend our lives picking carrots.”
“Powen Hopps! You shut your trap!” Stewart snapped. “There’s nothing wrong or degrading or worthless about carrot farming.”
“I didn’t say that Paw!” Powen snapped back. “But you’re trying to treat us the same as you treated Judy when she wanted to be a police officer. Well we’re going to be Marines because if Judy could go through the police academy and put you both in your places? We’re going to do the same thing!”
Owen snapped back...”Damn it Poe! Why don’t you think before you flip them gums of yours!”
Bonnie jumped from her chair and ran out of the dining room…
“Damn it you boys!” Stewart snapped. “See what you’ve done to your Mother?”
Owen replied sternly. “The decision is made Dad. We signed the enlistment papers and that’s that.”
Stewart stood with his fists shaking then turned to go after his wife as Gideon stood just as shocked at the five brothers….”Dang it Owen...the rest of you boys too….This was a terrible time and place to tell your parents you enlisted.”
Powen snapped. “Who asked you to get into this family conversation you fat Vulpine tard.”
Gideon snatched his cooking apron and ripped it off...”Powen Hopps? You done made a serious mistake.”
Jackson jumped up and got in front of Powen to block Gideon and just before the big fox reached to push Jackson out of the way? Jackson whipped around and socked Powen hard enough to send him crashing into a table with pastry on top of it!
“WHAT THE HELL JACKSON!” Ori snapped as he almost got to his feet only to get pushed back into his chair by Nori.
“Anyone else want to get froggy?” Jackson snapped as he gestured. “Owen? You want to kick my tail? And for your information Powen? My father is a fox so you watch who you throw your insults at!”
Jackson turned to Gideon. “Mister Gray? Please? Please sit down?”
Gideon took a deep breath. “Lucky your here Jackie or I would have beaten your Uncle to a pile of Snit.”
Powen stood up holding his bleeding nose and said nothing till he sat in a chair to let Dori hold a napkin over it….”Jackson? What the hell?”
“Well this wasn’t the best way to tell Bonnie and Stewart guys. If I were you? I’d wait a little bit and let Owen talk to them alone. I bet Bonnie’s upset because of all the negative news reports. Like I said? I support you guys but Bonnie and Stewart should have at least been allowed to talk to you before you signed the papers.” I told my own parents I was going to join and signed the papers right in front of them.”
Owen sighed….”You’re right. We botched it up.” He said as he turned around. “Guys? I’ll go talk to Mom and Dad, you all wait here. And no more insulting Mister Gray! You insult him? You insult Jackie’s father and his own heritage. You open your big mouth again Powen? I’ll shut it up with bail wire, you hear me?”
Little Rodentia. The Trundle Family House
December 4, 2039
Albert pushed away from the table...”Mother? I must confess that as always your skills at culinary art makes musical accomplishment paltry.”
“How about saying it in mouse terms big brother?” Tamathin asked. “Mom? Ever since Albert went into the Navy his jargon stuff has like gone orbital or something.”
“And your metal state has decreased rapidly.” Albert replied.
“Misses Trundle?” Myler said. “You can cook great cheddar haddock galosh.”
“Why thank you Myler.” Mrs. Trundle said as she cleaned the table. Albert’s younger sister looked at Myler with near envy. “So?…..Are you and Albert gay?”
Mister Trundle almost dropped his cell phone...”Gasp!” Nancy! As if your brother wasn’t bad enough!”
“It’s a honest question daddy!” Nancy chirped.
“No….”Myler said waving a paw. “I’m not. I’m in debt to your brother for helping me with my Dyslexia. He’s a big help in school. And….if your father would permit? Can I take you to a movie?”
“Oh my Gawd….you have to ask?” Nancy giggled. “When?”
“How about this afternoon?” Myler said. “I’m sure your mom would like some help around the house?”
Albert got out of his chair…”Splendid idea.” He said waving a paw around. “Mother? Out of those cooking aprons and into the living room with you.”
Tamathin gestured to his older brother...”Big brother? Since you’re the most smart and in tune with things mouse in the house? What do you think about the Kzinti? Do you think we’ll go to war?”
Albert stopped gesturing to his mother and stood looking at the faces of his family...”Honestly? I hope there won’t be a confrontation. A war would be a stupid endeavor under any reason.”
Mister Trundle groaned...”To defend our home is not a stupid endeavor Albert.”
“Father? One good hit would destroy our home. Should we want such a thing to happen? I may have joined the Navy to do my part but that doesn’t mean I’m an advocate for violence.”
“But the Kzinti appear to be just that Albert?” Nancy said. “Are we being lied to about what they’ve done?”
“I have yet to see proof of these “atrocities”. And what we deem as atrocious may be viewed differently by the Kzinti. We must continue to act on our beliefs and invite nothing that the Kzinti could use as a justification for conflict.”
“These are such deeper issues than I’m used too.” Mrs. Trundle said, which gave Albert a way out of further talk as he walked up and scooped his mother off her feet…
“Fine Mother. Then you deserve a very hot and soapy filled bath.” Albert said as he looked back at everyone else. “I think this discussion can wait? Mother needs no further troubling.”
Chancy Hyke’s house
Base housing, Camp Quanaco, Savanna Central
December 4, 2039
Alex shot up from his chair and shook...”WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU WON’T LET ME JOIN THE MARINES?!”
Chancy stomped up and went snoot to snoot with his younger nephew. “Sit…. Down…...now…...” Chancy snarled. Alex sunk back into the sofa chair and crossed his arms till Chancy smacked them…
“Cut the brat snit out Alex? I’m warning you!” Chancy snarled again as he pointed a paw finger into Alex’s nose. “Don’t test me boy?”
Alex slackened as Chancy looked at both him and Will...”Now….what is said in this house? Stays in this house. I don’t need to know what you two have been doing with each other, I don’t want to know...”
Alex snorted….”Will’s been flucking my tail hole like grand Zootopia train station.”
“ALEX!” Chancy snapped. “SHUT THE FLUCK UP!” He then took a moment to breath….”Alex? Right now you are not the kind of “material” we need nor want. You….will not…..survive basic the way your mind is set. That has to be broken, otherwise you can forget the Marines and the rest of anything you’d call a life and while you’re at it? Say goodbye to Will too. What do you think would happen if this “thing” you boys have been involved in with each other gets found out by your parents? Worse if it comes up because of your behavior in training? Alex?”
Alex thought for a moment….”Honestly? I don’t know Uncle.”
“Stop lying to me Alex or I’m going to take you into the back yard and teach you combat basics without padding.” Chancy snorted.
Alex shifted his feet around...”I guess it would be pretty bad.”
Chancy bent down close to Alex’s face...”Try imagining your brother getting gang raped and his throat slashed in prison for cub sexual abuse? Do you think Will could survive a week in a prison as a gay wolf?”
Alex looked at Will with trembling fear… Only Will turned his head in shame from him.
“Yes Alex….” Chancy said nodding. “And it would surely happen because your little mouth is as loose as grand Zootopia station. You didn’t know you talk in your sleep?”
Alex gasped and put his paws to his mouth...”Fluck! I don’t talk in my sleep?!”
Chancy snorted back….” ”Oh Will? Oh please? I like it so much?” Want me to tell you more?”
Alex looked like he shrank down to an inch...as if he could dig himself deeper into the upholstery to escape the shame feeling flowing over him…
“Now…..Alex?” Chancy asked as he got onto a knee….”Do you want to be a Marine? Is that what you want? Honestly?”
Alex looked away….
“Alex?” Chancy challenged more. “Look at me? Do you want to be a Marine?”
“Yes...” Alex replied.
“Yes what?” Chancy pushed. “Yes what Alex? Give me the respect I deserve please?”
“Yes Uncle.” Alex said. “Yes, I want to be a Marine.”
Chancy frowned. “Answer me like a wolf with teeth boy?….not like a little bitch.”
Alex snapped erect and boomed out...”YES UNCLE! I WANT TO BE A FLUCKEN MARINE!”
Chancy nodded back….”If you want it? Then you live by my rules boy. No more sleeping naked. No more trying to fool around with your brother. No more acting sexual around him. And no more trying to “out” him to the flucken world! You want to be a Marine? Then you follow my orders or you’ll find your father ready to beat the snit out of both of you when you walk through the door of your house. Do those rules seem impossible for you….”
Alex’s head strayed to look at Will and he got a light slap in the snoot for it… “Eyes back on me Alex!” Chancy snorted. “Eyes on me….not him…..me! Do my rules seem impossible for you?”
Alex looked like he was spacing out which got Chancy really ire’d up!
“ALEXANDER! REPLY TO ME BOY?!” Chancy yelled as he shook Alex by an arm! The mid-ling wolf looked as if he was about “to ball”...”Dry your flucken tears boy! Dry em up! Do you think we’re going to be soft on you?!”
Will gestured to Chancy...”Uncle? Please?”
“YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH CUB-O-PHILE!” Chancy snapped. “You knew better William! You groomed your little brother for sex!….So don’t you gawd damn give me this caring big brother snit of yours!”
Chancy turned back to see Alex breathing heavy to hold back his crying...” Alex? Do you think I’m being too hard on you? Do you think I hate you?”
Alex shook his head….”No Uncle.”
“You and I are going to spend a lot of time together.” Chancy said. “I’m going to help ween you away from this mess. It won’t be easy but trust me...it’s much better than the alternative. I’m only doing this because I love you.” The big wolf hugged his nephew tightly...”If you want to be a Marine this bad kid...you have to endure this mess...I think you got more than enough in you to be a tough toothy bastard. Think I’m wrong?”
Alex took a deep breath. “No Uncle….not one bit.”
Chancy pointed to the room door. “Good….then go. I have to talk to your brother alone.”
Alex cringed with dread as he grabbed at an arm...”Uncle? Please?”
“Alex?” Chancy snapped. “I told you to obey my orders did I not?” Chancy pointed to the door and watched as Alex slinked out…
Chancy walked up to Will, gently placed a big paw on his shoulder…..and nailed him in the stomach full force with a clenched fist! He then snatched Will’s hair tuft and nailed him again with a full punch to an eye! Dropping him to the floor!
“Get up.” Chancy snorted as he picked Will up off the floor and threw him into a sofa chair...”You’re lucky that’s me William….your dad for sure? Would take you into the basement and put a fricken bullet into your skull. Now when you go home? The narrative is going to be? Alex and you were fighting with Marine puggle sticks and he kicked your sorry ass. What’s the narrative again William?”
Will sobbed and replied. “Alex kicked my ass.”
“That’s right.” Chancy snorted. “I’m warning you right now William...you better not be stupid. If you so much as look at Alex the wrong way? I will fluck your tail up. You touch him again? I will break your arms and legs. I find out you touched any other cubs? I will be the one who shoots you...after I hand you over to a bunch of pissed off wolf Marines who will honestly take great pleasure in giving you a broom party.”
Chancy went nose to nose with Will…”You break your mother’s heart. You better damn hope she never finds out what you’ve done. You put my sister through that kind of hell? You won’t be able to find a pebble large enough to hide your sick carcass.” Chancy snatched Will by his shirt. “I don’t care if you have an elephant for a boyfriend? you BETTER find someone to keep you on the level. I don’t want to bury my sister’s oldest son in an unmarked ditch….you fricken got me boy?”
Will nodded quietly as he held his stinging eye….
“Now you get the fluck out of my sight William.” Chancy snapped. “Get drunk, get “laid”, I don’t care...you better get your mind right before it’s too late. Find someone your own damn age.” Chancy threw Will stumbling towards the room door...”Now get!”
Will came out of the room running past Alex and the younger wolf was about to say something when Chancy cut him short. “You leave him alone Alex. It’s all over and done between you two. It’s going to be a hard medicine to swallow but it’s all for the best.” Chancy said as he wrapped an arm around Alex’s shoulders. “Come here...we have to sit and really talk to each other.”
Fox N Snips buffet
December 4, 2039
Nick placed the large salad plate before his wife and gave her a tender kiss… “I love this place. They cater to foxes but they do make exceptions in my case since they know me so well? I should call Stewart and invite him to come here for dinner. I don’t spend enough time with him or Bonnie.”
Judy was about to start eating when a fox kit dressed like an elephant waddled up begging to be picked up…
“Fennic Foxx? Really? Are you still pulling that old scam from years ago?” Judy asked as she crossed her arms. It was then that the real Fennic came walking up smoking a cigar and wearing a pair of huge sun glasses…
“Thomas? I don’t think she has a wallet for you to grab.” Fennic snorted. “Hey Judy...hey Nick.” Fennic said with a wave.
Nick reached down, took “Fen Fen” under his arms and picked up the small cream colored fox to nuzzle against him...”Mmmm….been a while Fen Fen.” Nick said with deep affection. Sometimes affection between foxes was a joyous occasion. Especially among close friends who’d been separated with a long absence. “How have you been Fen Fen? You decided to come back to the city?”
“Came back because I found a decent job and I have him to feed and a wife.” Fen replied.
“A wife?” Nick asked. “You got married and never invited us to your wedding?”
“You’ve known me long enough to know I’m not all flamboyant with weddings and crazy parties home-me fox? Fennic turned and waved at a table. “Jerusha? Come and meet my best friends!”
Fennic’s wife Jerusha walked up and Judy couldn’t help but climb off her seat to give the female Fen-fox a loving hug...”Oh my gawd Fen Fen? She’s absolutely adorable!”
“Who lied to you girl?!” Jerusha replied. “Fennic? Do I have to beat you more often to cancel out these lies? Good thing we’re cute honey?” Jerusha said to Judy. “We have our husbands wrapped around our fingers don’t we?”
Judy snapped her fingers and Nick played like he was an obedient dog, he got on his fours and stood beside Judy lick kissing her cheek. “What is your will my mistress?” He said as he cuddled his wife.
“Damn it Nick!” Fen Fen snapped as he smacked Nick off the head. “Stop that snit? You’re an insult!” Fen Fen grabbed his giggling son and showed him off to Nick and Judy...”Our son Thomas. But don’t call him adorable because he’s a caniving, manipulative purse snatcher.”
Judy walked up to Thomas and pulled out an old beat up Zootopia sticker. “Who cares….here in Zootopia? You can be anything you want. Just don’t follow your father Thomas?”
“Hey!” Fennic snapped. “I’ve been flying clean for years!” He turned to Nick and rubbed an arm. “Nick? You ever take Judy any place nice?”
“When I can peal her out of the Chief’s office at the precinct.” Nick snickered back.
“Me and the wife have a cottage up in Aden-borough...comfortable size for you and the wife. Deep in the hills and forest. Wonderful fishing and a sweet place to “sew the wilde oats?” If you get the hint?”
Nick replied. “I’m not doing so much “sewing” or “wild crazies” Fen Fen. My back has to be babied a lot.”
“I didn’t say you’d go feral did I?” Fennic replied as he dropped a set of keys in Nick’s paw. “All yours any time you want it. Just let me know when you’re thinking of going.”
Judy smiled at Nick...”Please tell me you are not going to say no?”
“Well?” Nick replied shrugging. “I don’t dare refuse Fen Fen. Yeah….when we have an opening Fen Fen, we’ll go.”
“Fantastic.” Fennic replied. “Come over and see our city apartment in Sahara Square when you get the chance? We’ll remember old times and drink ourselves into incoherent blobs.”
Nick replied smiling. “I’d like that very much Fen Fen.”
Bunny Borough, The Hopps Family Warren
December 4, 2039
Owen slowly opened the door to his mother’s sewing room and saw her sitting at her desk looking over a box of patterns. He’d endured his very angry father already...missing half his rump in the process as the “gang of five” sacrificial lamb. He walked up to Bonnie and stuck his rump out…
“Care to have the rest of this baked bunny with glazed fur?” He said as he looked back to see his mother smirking at him…
“Turn around Owen?” Bonnie said. “Well I guess your father gave you the switch like he always does?”
“I’m too big and old to spank Mom.” Owen said as he grabbed a chair. “Dad’s probably afraid I’d hit him back. Then again...we always sent Ori because he enjoys them so much.”
“You sick little cuss!” Bonnie snapped as she smacked Owen hard then grabbed him off his feet and held as much of him as she could over her lap...”Guess you were right about getting big Owen?”
Owen looked back and up...”You were hoping we’d stay longer. Mom? We’ve been less than angels. You know well we never wanted to stay on the farm, we’ve been free spirits since we were kittens.”
“You’ve been hellions since you came out of the womb.” Bonnie snickered. “Remember when you were all ten and you stole your father’s truck?”
“Yup….dropped it in the Wide Mouth river fork. Took turns taking pictures under water with the go pro and claimed the truck got stolen. Didn’t think Dad was adept at “Fur-book”
Bonnie giggled...”You were all so cute with your overalls down to your ankles and those big bushy tails waving as your father tanned all your hides. And you were giggling you sick little devils!”
Owen chuckled….”Ori yelping….”Is that it?! You’re a whimp Daddy!”
Bonnie pushed Owen off and took a moment to look at him...”My my… You boys made my last brood so interesting. You’ve all been such independent little tuffs. Remind me so much of Judy. I knew you’d all leave the house when you were of age, I expected it….except the Marines? Quite the shock.”
“Who else can tame your wild sons? We’ll all be serving in the light and medium artillery regiments. The Marines will just give us the structure and discipline we need to take over the world.” Owen said smirking. “Then we can install our mother as emperor.”
Bonnie smirked at Owen….“You did act hastefuly Owen...but so typical of you boys. I’m….well of course I am apprehensive….a little scared…..not frightened out of my skin but… scared none the less. And you all had better be on good behavior because I’m sure if one of you end up being kicked out? It won’t be long before the other four follow suit and I will never hear the end of it from the neighbors.”
Owen leaned forwards and gave his mother a kiss….”We’re not looking to fail Mom. We want you to be proud of us just like you were proud of Judy, that matters everything to all of us. Dad will come along eventually...he’s probably crying his cotton tail off right now.”
December 2, 2039
Gilly had the apartment all to himself so far as everyone had places to go during the three day vacation period. He could have gone to rain forest to see his father but texting was just as good. He had told his father that he was studying for mid-course exams and that they had more than enough time to see each other and Gilly didn’t want to impose on his old man’s work.
For now...Gilly felt comfortable to just go around in his BVD shorts and a white t-shit. He’d text’d his friend several hours ago and as of yet he hadn’t replied. Nothing to worry over since there was plenty of time in the week end for a get together, a movie or a dinner date.
A ring of the door bell caught the bunny by surprise! “WAIT A SECOND!” Glly yelled as he ran into his bed room and struggled to both hop and get his pants up at the same time.
He opened the door and dropped his jaw with a shock...”Will? Will….why’s your left eye black?”
Will stood for a moment unable to say anything...then he broke down and started to sob as Gilly reached out to pull him into the apartment…
“Will? Who did this? Who hit you, tell me?” Gilly asked clearly shocked by the appearance of his friend as he coaxed him through the door. “Sit down and let me get you some ice in a wash towel.”
End of chapter 14