Just Another Night in the Band

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Fandom Fanatics
"I never said it was the end, but I never said it was the beginning, either."
All it took was one attack to get things rolling, and now no one knows how they'll be able to stop it.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: February 20, 2017

"You'll never belong here." "Get out!" "You're only here because they felt sorry for you!" "Why won't you die already?!" ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: February 20, 2017

I blinked. I couldn't have heard that right. A bunny at the ZPD? I shook my head, unable to hold back a laugh. "That's rich, Carrots,... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: February 20, 2017

My security team's done a sweet job keeping the press out, but I'm still hit up by fans whenever I leave my room. Not that I've had many ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: February 20, 2017

Trevor had vanished. A few hours before I was discharged, I finally got clearance to see him. He'd been locked up even more tightly than ... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: February 20, 2017

"Stop it!" "I'll never forgive you for this!" "I can't take it anymore!" "Get away from him!" "Mommy!" I snapped from... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: February 20, 2017

I don't sleep much, never have. My head was spinning so much I doubted I could right now, anyway. So instead I looked up every article I ... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: February 20, 2017

It was hard to tell who had the better laugh. Mercy's was loud, smooth and high. Carrots' was quieter, obviously, and there were little s... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: February 20, 2017

I detoured past my security team on the way out, giving them the pic of Brandon I'd swiped from Mercy's room. I made it clear he couldn't... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: February 20, 2017

I never liked the cold, but I always seemed to end up in Tundra Town. A lot of that probably had to do with the fact it was one of the mo... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: February 20, 2017

"Mom?" I dropped my backpack on the kitchen table, heading to the fridge for a Pupsi. I was used to the house being quiet when I got ... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: February 20, 2017

It definitely smelled like the place had been left to rot. Rust, mold, sawdust, pretty much everything you'd expect in an old warehouse. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: February 20, 2017

By the time they found me, I was a sobbing wreck on the other side of the room, curled up with my tail in my face to block the cabinet. I... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: February 20, 2017

It'd been years since I'd last seen that code, and I was just starting to hope I'd never see it again. I slumped on my bed, staring at my... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: February 20, 2017

"I keep saying you need to fix the floors, but you always sucked at listening." I rolled my eyes, it was all I could do without my he... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: February 20, 2017

"What do you think, Nicky?" I looked up at the faces smiling down at me. I finally had a mommy and daddy all my own, even if they wer... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: February 20, 2017

It was noon before I managed to drag myself out of bed. And that was mostly because Mercy had been banging on my door for ten minutes str... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: February 20, 2017

We decided Paul and Mercy would sit this one out. It wasn't that they couldn't do stealth, okay, that was totally part of it, but Carrots... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: February 20, 2017

"You really need to work on your acting, Carrots." I let go of her arm when we got inside, taking the key she held out to me and unlo... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: February 20, 2017

Lionheart was leading us exactly where I'd expected him to, but the talk we overheard was anything but. "We haven't figured out exact... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: February 21, 2017

Daddy put me on his shoulder, both of us looking down at Mommy. She had a blanket in her hooves, a blue one that was wrapped around somet... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: February 22, 2017

"For someone who hates hospitals, you sure seem to love lying in them." Paul had been throwing out quips like that since I'd woken up... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: February 23, 2017

"C-C-Clawhauser?!" I don't know who let go first, but Carrots and I both ended up sprawled on the floor. The fat cheetah from the pre... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: February 25, 2017

"Okay, here's what we got so far," I paced in front of the bed, moving around always helped me think. Carrots and I had stayed on the roo... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: February 26, 2017

Getting out of All Saints had been a nightmare. The press had swarmed us the second we'd stepped outside, shoving past Ed and Rocco like ... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: February 28, 2017

I growled, throwing my pencil across the room, then slammed my head on my desk. Stupid algebra! I just sat like that for a while,... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

Submitted: March 02, 2017

"Ugh, would you stop squirming?" I pulled my face out of her paws. "If you'd quit messing with it I wouldn't have to squirm!" ... Read Chapter

Chapter 27

Submitted: March 04, 2017

"So, how is it so many mammals don't recognize you?" I glanced at Carrots. We'd just gotten back to my place, chilling in the car as ... Read Chapter

Chapter 28

Submitted: March 05, 2017

"Hey, stop right there!" "I'm not leaving without her!" "Put the weapon down!" I snapped awake as the shouting got worse, Car... Read Chapter

Chapter 29

Submitted: March 06, 2017

Well, that hadn't been what I'd expected to hear. Carrots dug through Brandon's pockets, eventually pulling out a little bag full of pill... Read Chapter

Chapter 30

Submitted: March 07, 2017

"Hey, Mom?" "Hmm?" she looked down at me. She'd just put Fin down for his nap, and now I was helping her make dinner. Dad was out of ... Read Chapter

Chapter 31

Submitted: March 11, 2017

Carrots hung onto me the whole time she was being looked at; she had a nasty lump on the head from her fall, but thankfully that was it. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 32

Submitted: March 12, 2017

It took a couple hours, and a few shots, before Rocco was ready to talk. Mercy was looking after Yumiko, Paul and me sitting across from ... Read Chapter

Chapter 33

Submitted: March 12, 2017

"Has anyone ever told you that you're great with kids?" Carrots fell over on her side. After we'd gotten Yumiko taken care of, we'd g... Read Chapter

Chapter 34

Submitted: March 14, 2017

I don't know how I didn't think of it earlier. There weren't too many mammals that knew the city better than I did, but my godfather was ... Read Chapter

Chapter 35

Submitted: March 16, 2017

"So, what made you decide we were gonna be a punk band?" Trevor knelt on the floor next to his kit, shining it for the third time sin... Read Chapter

Chapter 36

Submitted: March 17, 2017

Why the hell did I agree to this? That had been going through my head on a loop the last three hours. I knew Mercy could spend all da... Read Chapter

Chapter 37

Submitted: March 18, 2017

I spent the next two days holed up in my room, only coming out when I was sure a certain rabbit had left. She'd moved back to her apartme... Read Chapter

Chapter 38

Submitted: March 21, 2017

"Well, this is kind of embarrassing…" I'd spent ten minutes screwing around with my tie before Paul had shoved my paws away, kneeli... Read Chapter

Chapter 39

Submitted: March 22, 2017

All the scent blocker in the world wouldn't have been enough to hide what Mercy and Paul had been up to, even with them crushed against t... Read Chapter

Chapter 40

Submitted: March 23, 2017

This was the last place I'd ever expected to see my dad, but with how things had gone the last few years, I guess I should've seen it com... Read Chapter

Chapter 41

Submitted: March 24, 2017

I'd never been so scared of a bunny in my life. Carrots stood in front of me with her arms crossed, glaring at me so hard I was surprised... Read Chapter

Chapter 42

Submitted: March 27, 2017

The whole ceremony didn't last as long as I thought it would, though it was probably because it was the last thing I was thinking about. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 43

Submitted: March 29, 2017

"Did you and Judy have a fight or something after you kicked us out of the car?" Paul looked down at me, swirling his drink around. W... Read Chapter

Chapter 44

Submitted: April 02, 2017

I could tell Carrots was thinking the same thing I was: please tell me this is just a bad joke. A really, really bad joke. None ... Read Chapter

Chapter 45

Submitted: April 05, 2017

"Didn't that sign only say thirty million last time we were here?" Dad asked. I climbed on the rail and looked out, seeing a big yellow s... Read Chapter

Chapter 46

Submitted: April 09, 2017

We spent most of the next morning at the precinct, filling the chief in on what had really happened at Fru-Fru's wedding, instead of what... Read Chapter

Chapter 47

Submitted: April 15, 2017

"My brother was in my favorite band?!" Carrots still couldn't get past it. Her parents had already gone back inside, the three ... Read Chapter

Chapter 48

Submitted: April 17, 2017

My talk with the chief was even shorter and more one-sided than I'd thought it would be. I'd barely finished saying "Hey, chief, we're in... Read Chapter

Chapter 49

Submitted: April 19, 2017

"So, you wanna tell me where…that came from?" I looked down at Carrots, smiling when I saw her paw clasped tightly with mine. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 50

Submitted: April 22, 2017

"Oh, they're just adorable, Nailah!" Aunt Asha looked down at me, smiling. Mommy had invited her to help with us, since Daddy was gon... Read Chapter

Chapter 51

Submitted: April 23, 2017

Carrots was already looking around when I pulled up, making a show of ignoring me when I asked if she'd found anything. She just pointed ... Read Chapter

Chapter 52

Submitted: April 24, 2017

It was hailing when we got back to the Hopps farm; I stayed in my car after I shut it off, sighing as I fell back against the seat. Two d... Read Chapter

Chapter 53

Submitted: April 25, 2017

The storm had gotten worse by the time we got back to our room. The hail was twice as big as it'd been just a couple hours ago, and now s... Read Chapter

Chapter 54

Submitted: April 29, 2017

It was still dark when I woke up in the morning. The storm had cleared out by then, and it didn't take a master farmer to figure out how ... Read Chapter

Chapter 55

Submitted: April 30, 2017

"Doctor, are you sure there's no other way?" Mom had already been begging with him for an hour. "There must be something!" The gazell... Read Chapter

Chapter 56

Submitted: May 02, 2017

"W-W-What?" it was all she'd been able to say. "H-How is that possible? What?" I hesitated a second before shaking my head. "Well... Read Chapter

Chapter 57

Submitted: May 05, 2017

"You're lucky it's just a sprain," Savage finished with the splint. The three of us were sitting on one of the long-ass couches in their ... Read Chapter

Chapter 58

Submitted: May 07, 2017

Well, this was the last thing I expected… The cops from Precinct One had shown up, half combing through the Night Howler field to f... Read Chapter

Chapter 59

Submitted: May 08, 2017

The second Mrs. Hopps came back with the crutches, Carrots and I headed outside to face the crowd, a quick glance back telling me Stu was... Read Chapter

Chapter 60

Submitted: May 09, 2017

"This is a complete crock of shit you got us into, mate!" Quincy and I ducked down on either side of the door, staying out of sight u... Read Chapter

Chapter 61

Submitted: May 11, 2017

“Just when I was thinking things couldn’t get any worse.” I slumped over in my seat, dropping my face in my paws. Glancing over... Read Chapter

Chapter 62

Submitted: May 14, 2017

The zebra they dragged into questioning later that night looked even worse than I'd expected. Most of his hair had fallen out, and it was... Read Chapter

Chapter 63

Submitted: May 16, 2017

"We removed a small nodule of scar tissue from the interior of the left ventricle," a tiny voice said. "We were able to use a new, minima... Read Chapter

Chapter 64

Submitted: May 17, 2017

At least something good's come out of being stuck here… I folded the corner of the page and snapped the book shut, dropping it on t... Read Chapter

Chapter 65

Submitted: May 19, 2017

"Oh my god, Nicky, what happened to you?!" Fru-Fru wouldn't quit staring at me. Or shouting at me. I growled, not caring when I rippe... Read Chapter

Chapter 66

Submitted: May 22, 2017

"So, this has been going on since the night I went…went savage?" Mercy had been grilling Carrots for hours, and as excited as she s... Read Chapter

Chapter 67

Submitted: May 24, 2017

"No, Maricia, I am not sending you nude pics of my boyfriend," Carrots growled. "No, you can't have any either, Marcus!" Sh... Read Chapter

Chapter 68

Submitted: May 26, 2017

“You know, I think that’s the first time you’ve called me your boyfriend.” I took half a second to glance at Carrots, curled ... Read Chapter

Chapter 69

Submitted: May 29, 2017

I hung back as everyone else crowded Trevor, not sure how he'd react to seeing me. It didn't seem to matter how many times I heard I had ... Read Chapter

Chapter 70

Submitted: June 01, 2017

"Come on, Fin, you almost got it!" Fin wobbled, gurgling as I held him up, sitting on my knees and watching his feet. It was raining ... Read Chapter

Chapter 71

Submitted: June 02, 2017

Songs used in this chapter are "Cold Hearted" by Paula Abdul and "Caught Up in You" by 38 Special. Read Chapter

Chapter 72

Submitted: June 03, 2017

"So, wait, your grandma was the Amelia Weston?" Paul and Mercy stared down at Carrots. She laughed, her paw tightening on m... Read Chapter

Chapter 73

Submitted: June 05, 2017

"Now, Nick, are you sure you saw her?" Rocco held up his paws when I growled at him, but I knew he wasn't really scared of me. He was... Read Chapter

Chapter 74

Submitted: June 07, 2017

"Mom, it's okay, I'm…Mom, please…Mom!" The only thing that surprised me about Carrots' parents calling was they hadn't done it so... Read Chapter

Chapter 75

Submitted: June 17, 2017

"Hey, Fru, can I ask you something?" She looked up at me, then put her book down. She'd been sitting on my knee for the past hour, he... Read Chapter

Chapter 76

Submitted: June 24, 2017

I couldn't believe it'd been almost a year since I'd last touched my guitar. It was all I could think to do right now. Fru-Fru had been r... Read Chapter

Chapter 77

Submitted: July 08, 2017

God, she's beautiful… I'd lost track of how long I'd been looking at her, curled up next to me, her nose twitching a bit as she sle... Read Chapter

Chapter 78

Submitted: July 26, 2017

It was still raining when I woke up again later, though it was more of a drizzle than anything else. Carrots was gone, and one look at th... Read Chapter

Chapter 79

Submitted: August 02, 2017

"You're letting her get too close, Paul," I put a paw on Mercy's shoulder and pulled her back. "If you did that in a real fight, you'd be... Read Chapter

Chapter 80

Submitted: August 18, 2017

"You could be the corpse and I could be the killer." That was the only way I could think of her now, and even that wasn't enough. How... Read Chapter

Chapter 81

Submitted: August 21, 2017

It was going on five when I got the call, just after I'd given Trevor something to help him sleep; I didn't even get a chance to talk bef... Read Chapter

Chapter 82

Submitted: August 24, 2017

All the shit that's gone down the past year, and I still didn't see this coming… I growled, glaring at the picture on the... Read Chapter

Chapter 83

Submitted: September 11, 2017

Hearing her crying was the last thing I'd expected that night. It was about two in the morning and I'd gotten up to hit the bathroom, thi... Read Chapter

Chapter 84

Submitted: September 13, 2017

I somehow managed not to freak out when I realized I was restrained this time, I was too busy trying to figure out what the hell had happ... Read Chapter

Chapter 85

Submitted: September 16, 2017

"Dad, what is this place?" I looked around, covering my nose. It smelled like Fin's old diapers and a wet dumpster. Dad laughed, clap... Read Chapter

Chapter 86

Submitted: September 17, 2017

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. My legs still shaking, I walked slowly forward, forgetting anyone else was even in the room as I ... Read Chapter

Chapter 87

Submitted: September 18, 2017

I still couldn't do more than stare at him, trying in vain to wrap my head around what the hell he'd just said. I don't know how long I s... Read Chapter

Chapter 88

Submitted: September 18, 2017

He swatted me aside like a bug, which I probably was to him. He laughed, throwing his gun somewhere as I got back to me feet. The hit had... Read Chapter

Chapter 889

Submitted: September 18, 2017

  No wonder it’s taken them so long… This place was even bigger than it looked, and that was without the basement to wor... Read Chapter

Chapter 90

Submitted: September 19, 2017

"In the end, I'm realizing, I was never meant to fight on my own!" I let the last few notes fade out, then pulled off my guitar and s... Read Chapter