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Survival 8: Letters And Wills (Nick)
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
Ann Taylor
The day after Mom died, I knew I had to get on with sorting out her affairs. That meant finding her solicitor and informing them of her death. The trouble was, I did not know who her solicitor was. I assumed she had a will, but I would have to find out who she made it with.
Steeling myself, I enter her bedroom. For a while, I stare at her empty bed, where I had found her yesterday. Grief threatens to overwhelm me again. I barely manage to clamp down on it. I have work to do here.
So I carefully start going through the room.
A memory returns to me. There’s a small cabinet in the room, right by the bed. Looks ordinary enough, but I remember as a child, Mom would confiscate my favourite toy if I misbehaved and place it in a compartment inside the cabinet. I always knew that co
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Survival 9: Funeral I (Judy)
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
Today is the day Viola Wilde is buried.
Somehow that fact makes everything seem a lot more real to me.
I’m dressed in a black suit and white blouse, which is not my usual style, but today it is necessary. The last time I was in this suit was when Pop -Pop passed away ten years ago. I check myself in the mirror.
The last touch is to attach a small lily to the breast pocket.
It also happens to be my last official day as Chief of Precinct 1, but that concerns me a whole lot less than the funeral. Both the Mayor and Commissioner Bogo understand, and they have both told me to take the day off: Fangmeyer will simply start her new role a little earlier than she thought she would.
What matters most to me right now is that I be there for my son. I
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Survival 7: Never Meet Again (Judy)
I can't believe we'll never meet again.
I haven't told you anything yet.
I haven't told you anything yet.
Sakura Nagashi, Hikaru Utada
It’s been three days since Nick and I met for the first time in fifteen years. Despite… everything… we’ve agreed to take things one day at a time.
I’ll be honest: I still love Nick. For a while, I confused my feelings for hating him after he walked out on me, but I realise now that I missed him greatly.
What does how I feel about him matter now? We’ve damaged each other in ways that will be difficult to move past. That’s why Nick said that it was too late for us as a couple. I would be lying if I denied that, in spite of his agreement, I’m terrified of what might come. I don’t want to think that we might not even be able to stay friends.
But we have to try. I owe it to him to try and put things right between us
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Survival 4: Truth Will Out (Nick)
 ‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32
This wasn’t possible.
It just wasn’t.
There’s no way that this… this boy…
He’s trying to hustle me. He has to be.
Because I know she did it. She carried it out. She went through with it.
There’s no way I couldn’t have known.
So, it’s a hustle. Clearly I’m dealing with an amateur who doesn’t know you can’t hustle a hustler. Or even a former hustler.
The kid sat up, his face a snarl.
“Yeah, you’re the deadbeat who ran from my mother while she was pregnant with me!” the kid snarled.
Nick was too shocked to respond.
“Say something!” the kid demanded.
“Judy Hopps… is your mother?” was all Nick could manage.
“Damn straight she is!” the ki
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Survival 3: Family Matters (Nick)
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
Michael J. Fox. 
The taxi pulled up on 1955 Cypress Grove Lane. Nick stared up at the house, the place he grew up. The house was a detached house, painted in faded green, with a front garden and porch. There were a lot of memories in that place. Nick wondered if in the fifteen years since he had last seen the house, whether his mother had redecorated and replaced that gaudy wallpaper in the hallway, the one that ironically inspired his choice of Pawaiian shirts when he was younger.
“Is this where you lived, Dad?” Robin asked.
“Yes, son.” Nick nodded, “It was. For a long time.”
Why did I leave it so long to come back here? Sure, I spoke with her on the phone every weekend, and I sent cards, and letters. And sometimes, I sent money too, when Finnick would tell me that she was struggling.
I should
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Survival 1: Trust (Nick)

Learn to trust,
If you must,
Learn to love
Then learn to trust.
Trust, Evangelion 3.0, Shirō Sagisu
I’m sitting on a plane. First class, of course. My son is sat, sleeping, in the seat right next to me. I love the little tyke, the last reminder of a mate who died last year. It wasn’t fair how Anabel Skye was taken. She had been a Federal Agent for a number of years, so danger had been part of her life for a long time. I met her thirteen years ago, and as it turns out, she had not long left ZCIS (the Zootopia Criminal Investigation Service – not related to NCIS or CGIS) after her partner was killed in action. She didn’t like to talk much about him, but I knew his name was Jack Savage, and I knew that he was a jackrabbit. I suspect there was something between them, from the way she often spoke of him, but I never knew if they were an i
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Survival 2: Chief Concern (Judy)
Once friends betrayed so heartless,
Memories crushed to ashes.
Betrayal, Evangelion 3.0, Shirō Sagisu
You know what I like about this job?
Absolutely nothing.
I’m a forty-two-year-old singleton with the highest position in the ZPD. Years ago, all I wanted to do was make a difference. Change things. Make the world a better place. I was always better on the streets than I was stuck behind a desk.
Yet, here I am. Chief of the Precinct that eighteen years ago I started at as a lowly Officer constantly put-down by her superiors.
It’s all meaningless now.
Okay, that’s not exactly fair. Nor is it right. But I’ve spent a long time dwelling on the mistakes of the past.
In the wake of Nick leaving, I did everything I could to try and find him so I could explain things to him. I’m not proud of the way I handled things. He was right. I should have discus
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OptimusPower92 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch :)
Thank you for the favs!
SaberGatomon Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
It's a great story. Looking forward to the next chapter.
It'll be coming soon, don't worry.
LucasGodzilla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for favoriting my works!
SaberGatomon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Not a problem, I really like the way your story is headed. But you are moving in the same direction as "Escape From NY". No prob with that either, one of my fave movies!
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Thank you for the favorite! You're awesome!
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I know!

Sorry for the "Hans Solo" response.
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