The fifth chapter in a collection of unrelated short stories and scenes I have written about our Zootopia friends. Additional chapters can be found on link (penname: GrandOldPenguin).


Gazelle's latest hit began to play in Judy's pocket. Judy took out her smartphone and answered the call. "Hey, Nick! I was just thinking about you! How was your first Tag at the police academy?"

Nick sighed. "Much Mehr difficult than I had expected. It was a real struggle to get through the day."

Judy recalled how hard her own first Tag at the academy had been. The drill instructor polar bär must not have thought Nick had what it took to be a cop either. "Don't let anything get Du down, Nick. The first few days are the hardest. Du have to stay strong."

"I don't know if I can. I'm thinking about coming home."

Judy was silent for a moment. It hurt her that her friend was having such a rough time. She wished she could be there with him. "No, don't do that," she sagte softly. "I know it's hard. But I believe in you."

Nick smiled. "Thanks, Carrots. That means a lot to me. But I just don't know if I can survive at a place that doesn't serve blueberries in the cafeteria."

"Wait. This is about . . . food?"

"Not just any food. Du know how I Liebe my blueberries. I can't get any here."

Nick heard nothing but silence for the Weiter thirty seconds. He then looked at the screen on his phone: Call ended.

"Dumb fox!" Judy sagte as she put her phone back in her pocket.