A year had passed since the Battle of Zootopia, and after months of planning. The big day, had finally come.
Nick and Judy, the first fox and rabbit police officers of the proud city of Zootopia, were finally getting married, in Judy’s hometown of Bunny Burrow at the Hopps Farm. Judy was getting ready for the big day, when in stepped Bonnie Hopps, her mother.
“Let me get a good look at you hon-bun.” Bonnie said as she looked over Judy, she was wearing an elegant and frilly wedding dress. The veil was decorated with flowers and the sleeves had diamond shaped patterns. “Oh... you look so gorgeous!” Bonnie said with pride.
“I’m just glad that Anna could get me this dress... AND that it fits!” Judy said as she twirled in the dress.
“Still not sure why your father has been so skittish about Ms. Blackpaw though, I mean she offered to plan the whole wedding free of charge... though I do have to ask why the police are here as security.” Bonnie said. Unaware of some of her daughter’s misadventures on the force since the Night Howler Crisis, most of which had brought her and Nick into conflict with the interests of Draco Long-Fang... and of how she had been a robot for months until the attack on Draco’s mansion.
“Never mind why Bogo and most of my co-workers are here as security rather than as guests. Or why Selene and her sister have been setting up those weird looking antennae along the edge of the farm. This is MY day... let’s try to keep that in perspective mom, okay?” Judy said.
“It’s just... unconventional to me. More than you just marrying a fox, but all of this other stuff that’s being tacked on and-”
“Mrs. Hopps, I need to speak to the bride... alone.” Anna Blackpaw said as she entered the room.
“To talk about the wedding?” Bonnie asked.
“Exactly.” Anna said.
“Speaking of romance, when are you and Davies going to-”
“When we’re good and ready, now please, leave us be.” Anna said hastily as she ushered Bonnie out of the room. “Now, Bogo and the security I hired are stationed at checkpoints across the Hopps farm. Ms. Samuels camouflage shield should keep everyone from actually seeing or hearing anything out of the ordinary. There are a few volunteers from the Cabal of the Unseen Eye to help as well.” Anna listed off to Judy.
“And the actual wedding stuff?” Judy asked.
“Well the DJ is asking for QUADROUPLE her rate. Which I can manage... apparently Ms. Smellsworth has an issue with performing for a police officer’s wedding.” Anna said.
“I still don’t think it was a good idea to invite Nick’s exes.” Judy said.
“Not this again, I had Ester promise to be on her best behavior, the Nainshadou twins are being payed to keep a peace. And, I kept that weird transvestite and Delphine away. There really is nothing to worry about Judy.” Anna said reassuringly.
“I’m holding you to that. But... thank you so much for helping with this!” Judy said.
“It’s my pleasure; your daughter saved my family... my brother’s family. That’s a debt that demands repayment. Planning for your wedding to Nickolas is the very least I can do.” Anna said.
Meanwhile, on one of the dirt roads to the Hopps family farm, Bogo was overlooking the security measures that had been put in place. At his side was a white wolf with glowing yellow cat like eyes, dressed as if he had stumbled out of a fantasy video game, wearing leather armor and chainmail.
“Your boys finding anything Geralt?” Bogo asked of the white wolf.
“No Night Dragon’s, a few mortals trying to crash the occasion but nothing serious. What about you?” Geralt asked with a deep and gruff sounding voice.
“All guests have arrived, and are accounted for. There inside the farm... and I seriously cannot believe that those crazy rookies are actually tying the knot.” Bogo said.
“Love finds a way buddy... I’d feel bitter about not being invited. But I’ve been to enough weddings to know, that I want nothing to do with the disaster they can invite.” Geralt said.
“That from experience old wolf?” Bogo asked.
“I can’t tell you how many weddings I’ve been to that ended in massacres, or with the bride, or groom, or sometimes both dead. Almost always when I’m in the room with them.” Geralt commented.
“Not by your direct influence, RIGHT?” Bogo asked suspiciously.
“Not always... Bogo you know perfectly well I’m a monster hunter. And sometimes-”
“Lord Polowanie! We’ve run across mammals wearing the insignia of the Cabal of the Night Dragons. We merely await your word.” A woman’s voice said on Geralt’s walkie-talkie.
“Geralt, remind me why evil Vampires are even here?” Bogo said in disbelief.
“For one thing, the must know of Nick and Judy’s relation to Lady Blackpaw. And that there leader is in the custody of the Unseen Eye. They wish to kill three birds with one stone... that won’t happen.” Geralt explained as he drew one of his swords. “I’ll be with you shortly Alpha Squad. Do not attack until I give the order.”
Nick was with his parents, as they helped get their son ready for the big day. “I am so proud of you Nicky.” Nick’s father, Jonathan said.
“Oh you’re so handsome today!” Marian, Nick’s mother said, fit to burst with pride and happiness.
Then Anna Blackpaw entered. “And how is the groom doing today? Suit fitting, and no cold feet I hope.”
“I tailored the suit myself.” Jonathan said with a hint of indignation. “No idea where you got the materials though, it’s stronger than anything I’ve worked with but light as a feather... and it breaths to!” He went on.
“Never mind where I got the material from, or how much it costs. But I do need to go over some details with the man of the hour... alone, please.” Anna said, the two foxes left the room.
“So what’s the damage?” Nick said seriously.
“Nothing directly to the wedding itself... Sir Geralt however has caught on to Night Dragons nearby. Not close to the farm, but still in Bunny Burrows city limits.” Anna said.
“And your people can manage them?” Nick asked.
“Yes, and failing them. I have every faith in Bogo and the ZPD to handle the situation. And keep them as far away as possible from the event.” Anna said.
“Which raises the question... HOW are these Vampires even operating in broad daylight? I mean you and the Unseen Eye I get... kinda. But why are they even up this early... or late? Whichever works.” Nick asked.
“Obviously they have an alchemist of Josephus’s caliber in there number. I don’t quite understand it myself... but regardless, they will NOT spoil your day.” Anna said determinately
“And... about this suit. What is it made from? It’s like silk!” Nick said as he ran his paws over his tuxedo.
“Oh it is... Drider Queen Silk to be specific. It’s the strongest silk on this Earth, and it doesn’t stain! It’s a long story on how I got this stuff... but I got enough for both your tux, and Judy’s dress.” Anna explained.
“...then how did my dad-”
“I gave him some help, and I hired someone to make Judy’s dress.”
“Bogo! We found the Night Dragon party, but we just found out they were a distraction! The main force is on your way! I repeat, the main Night Dragon force is on your way!” Geralt said over the ZPD radio. And from close by, a number of Vampires and other creatures emerged from some trees.
“Okay people! It’s do or die time! Geralt, you and your people better be close!” Bogo said as he aimed his rifle, and activated the high tech equipment that the ZPD had been using since the Chimera Park incident.
“Barring any major incidents, we’ll be there- PLAGA! I just had to jinx it. You’ll have to hold out until we can get to you! We’ve been ambushed, over and out!” Geralt said.
“Well... aim for their hearts and fire only when you can get a clear shot!” Bogo ordered as the Vampires descended on the ZPD’s line. “Troy to Spell-Weaver! The enemy is here, please tell me that the shield is working.” Bogo said as he and the other ZPD officers shot at the Vampires.
“You know, we really don’t need these code names. And yes, nobody will notice the chaos going on. Not hear the gun fire or death, or see it. You have the Selene Samuel guarantee.” Selene said confidently into the radio.
The ceremony had begun in earnest; there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere. Nick and Judy looked at each other in the eyes, Nick looking handsome in his tuxedo, and Judy looking gorgeous in her dress at the altar. An elderly fox in the garb of a Catholic Priest stood before them.
“We are gathered here today. To bind this man and woman, in holy matrimony. Nickolas Piberius Wilde, will you marry Judith Laverne Hopps. To have and to hold, to love and to honor, in sickness or in health till death do you part as your lawfully wedded wife?” The priest said with a clear Irish accent.
“I do.” Nick said honestly.
“And do you, Judith Laverne Hopps, take Nickolas Piberius Wilde. To have and to hold, to love and to honor, in sickness or in health till death do you part as your lawfully wedded husband?” The priest asked.
“Yes!” Judy said excitedly.
“Then by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife. You may now kiss-” He was caught off guard when Judy leapt onto Nick and kissed him. “Well you’re an eager one, aren’t you Mrs. Wilde-Hopps?”
“I’ll be honest with you Anna.” Davies said as the guests clapped in congratulations. “I thought I’d get married before her.”
“Her habit of avoiding relationship responsibilities before now? Choosing to focus more on her dream of being a police officer.” Anna said.
“She had me stand in for virtually every date she never bothered to cancel, which was basically all of them so you tell me.” Davies said.
“Now up we go lass, save the love making for the honeymoon!” The Priest said as he removed Judy from Nick.
Bogo and the ZPD were fighting furiously with the Night Dragon Vampires. Many dozens of the enemy Vampires were dead, but the ZPD were running low on ammo. “What could be taking Geralt so long!?” Bogo muttered through gritted teeth as he fired into a Vampire elephant.
Then a portal opened, and out stepped the walker that Selene had been working on around the Battle of Zootopia. “Sorry I’m late! I just have a thing for dramatic timing!” Pandora’s voice said as she engaged some Vampires. “Blame Clancy for why this thing disappeared for a whole year from your perspective.”
“I really miss when Vampires were the only weird things I had to put up with.” Bogo said to himself as Pandora tore the elephant Vampire apart with the robotic suit.
Then out of the woods, behind where the Night Dragons first appeared. Geralt and his warriors emerged from behind the Night Dragons. “Geralt! It’s about time!” Bogo said into the radio.
“I got carried away interrogating one of the Night Dragons that ambushed us. Thankfully, there’s no reinforcements... so let’s get to finishing these monsters!” Geralt responded over the radio. “Also, what’s with the golem thing with you?”
“I’ll explain when we’re done. For now, let’s just kill these undead monsters and be done with them!” Bogo said.
Latter inside, Judy and Nick sat at a table as they ate the food provided for the wedding, along with the other guests. “I just got word from Bogo... you remember all those security precautions we-”
“Anna, just get to the point.” Nick said as Anna hovered around the newlyweds.
“Right... the Night Dragons have attacked. But they’ve been repelled; none of the Unseen Eye or ZPD were killed. A few injuries here and there but nothing severe.” Anna said.
“Oh thank goodness... that’s been hanging over my head all day.” Judy said in relief.
“Yes, Gerralt has captured a few of their commanders and there already on route to the First Among Equals. Bogo on the other hand.” Anna said as Bogo, and a number of ZPD Officers stumbled into the room.
“Cake... I need cake!” Bogo muttered as he fell face first into the floor.
“We got gluten free, chocolate, and regular.” Davies said as he stood in front of the exhausted buffalo.
“Gluten free.” Bogo said.
“And we have them in large, medium, small and mouse sizes.” Davies added.
“What do you think? Large!” Bogo said curtly.
Davies just scrunched his nose. “The cake, or the pieces size?” He asked.
“Both actually.” Bogo asked, Davies just smirked as he made his way over to the cakes.
“Oh no... I can already guess what’s going through his head.” Judy said as her twin got the largest slice of the large gluten free cake.
“Now... do you want this?” Davies asked as he held up the large plate.
“Yes... no let me have it.” Bogo said.
“Okay, I will let you have it.” Davies said, he then dropped the cake on Bogo’s face. “I let him have it. And let that be a lesson to you all! Always say please and thank you when applicable, and carefully phrase whatever you say when you ask for things!” He said.
Nick and Judy just looked shocked at the sight of their Chief’s face covered in cake. “Don’t look so shocked. At his wedding the whole thing turned into a food fight. Had to move the reception to a diner at the last minute, just so that everybody could eat after that skirmish. He was completely covered in cake after that.” Anna said nonchalantly as the entire room, including Bogo and the ZPD officers burst into laughing.
The following morning, Nick and Judy were in an open top car, driving off to their honeymoon. “So, where going to your sisters place?” Judy asked as the car sped up.
“Yep, Angela takes care of Grandma Wilde. Nice place... if you like woodlands, Forest-Vale is pretty. Lots of trees... and I mean LOTS of trees.” Nick explained.
“And why wasn’t she at the wedding?” Judy asked.
“It’s... a long story, suffice it to say. She moved out of Zootopia the first chance she got, and has been living with Gran-Gran ever since. Don’t entirely know what she is up to... not because I don’t care. I’ve just had my paws full, working with Finnick, becoming a cop... point is, we have spoken in years.” Nick said.
“Then why are we staying at her place for our honeymoon?” Judy asked.
“Well it was Blackpaw’s idea... so it wouldn’t surprise me if she used some kind of Vampire magic to get the ball rolling.” Nick said. “HOWEVER. If that undead bunny turned my sister-”
“You know perfectly well she wouldn’t, she hates turning people into Vampires, especially after the whole thing with Delphine.” Judy said, cutting off Nick.
“Yeah... yeah I know. It’s just that as good as Anna had been to us, I wouldn’t put it past her to do something bad... and I JUST had the thought that she and Stu might have some history.” Nick said.
“What? MY dad?!” Judy said dismissively.
“I’m serious Judy, old rabbits been skittish the entire time she was here. I’ll admit, I don’t know much about him. But I’m pretty sure the last mammal he’d feel uncomfortable around would be another bunny.” Nick commented.
“Come on Nick... my dad has never done anything exciting in his life. All he’s ever done is farm and try to talk me and Davies out of pursing our dreams. He gets jittering at the idea of visiting us in Zootopia as it is.” Judy said as she struggled not to giggle.
“Look let’s- let’s not talk about Stu... why I tell you a little about my family?” Nick said.
Meanwhile, back at the Hopps farm, Anna was sitting alone with Stu in a living room. The air was tense between the two bunnies. “So... I see that you and Bonnie have been doing well. Children in the low hundreds, a successful farm brought back from the-”
“What are you planning with Davies?” Stu said suspiciously, forgoing his usually timid demeanor with the ancient rabbit Vampire.
“Ah yes... straight to the point. My only ambition with your son at present time is to help him realize his dream of being a writer in whatever shape that may take.” Anna said earnestly.
“Really?... cause unless Judy’s messing with me. You two are sweat on each other.” Stu said disapprovingly.
“Oh... that... well it’s like this. It started with Davies being infatuated with my beauty and my generosity, and I was impressed by his earnestness and kindness. And... well one thing led to another. Davies... learned I was a Vampire after an... an accident where he became a vessel for the Legion of Night-”
“That was you?” Stu interrupted angrily.
“...yes, I’m not proud of draining him like that. If it’s any comfort I was ill for several days before I visited him in the hospital, spent the entire time vomiting in pain from the Night Howler extract that got into his system.” Anna said sardonically.
“I’m just glad my boy is alive... but do you know what would make me really happy?” Stu asked.
“That you could return to your youthful adventuring with me? That you didn’t have to take up your father’s farm after all of your other siblings and cousins went off to fulfil their own dreams, with only you to manage the farm after his death? And maybe NOT be bitter at me for manipulating you into your present situation? Or is this more on the topic at hand?” Anna asked, Stu just frowned further.
“I was going to say, if you mean to just WORK with Davies. I won’t raise a finger. HOWEVER, if you think about dating my son-” the door then flew open as Davies entered. Fuming with rage.
“Oh hai dad... couldn’t help but eavesdrop on you. And before you say anything else, I know, she’s a Vampire. I love her, and for the first time in my life I get to be my own bunny. Instead of being handled like a kit just because of my disability! So we’re going to go home, and unless it’s an apology to Anna, I don’t even want to HEAR from you!” Davies said furiously as his hands and eyes twitched.
“B-But she’s over a thousand years old!” Stu said in terror.
“What?! NO!! She’s an OLDER WOMEN!? REALLY?! Well news flash dad! I inferred as much when I first met her. I can figure things out without them being spelled out! I know that I can be slow on the uptake. But I can still-”
“DAVIES... CLAM DOWN, AND LET US SPEAK LIKE ADULTS ON THESE MATTERS.” Anna said in her Vampiric powered voice. Davies slumped down in a chair.
“I... I am sorry.” Davies said, sounding exhausted.
“Well you always did-”
“To Anna, not you dad...” Davies said, cutting off Stu.
“And that is exactly why we’re going to be having this little talk. If need be I’ll put you two through professional therapy to work this out!” Anna said.
“But what about your hearing with the Tribunal of Night?” Davies asked.
“We worked out an agreement; I’ll go as soon as Nick and Judy are back from their honeymoon.” Anna said, referring to the numerous instances of her revealing herself openly as a Vampire to a number of mammals. “In the meantime, however...”