Johnny Woo and the bunny.

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Johnny just moved to the city with his dad.



One day, while taking out the trash, Johnny saw something that would change his life forever.

Submitted: March 02, 2018

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Johnny just turned ten. He celebrated during Da'Quing. A traditional Chinese celebration when young children enter the double digits.

And his dad just got a new job. Working downtown, heading a digital marketing department.

The two of them lived in a tiny two bedroom apartment on the East side. 

One day, while taking the trash out to the alley, Johnny heard a rustling sound coming from beneath the dumpster.

He threw the garbage in the can, and proceeded to see what caused that noise.

The rustling continued.

"Hello?" he asked, stomach filled with nerves.

The tiny hairs on the back of Johnny's neck rose.

His palms began to sweat. 

Johnny noticed a stick lying next to a paper-bag on the ground. 

He picked it up, carrying it over his shoulder like a batter on deck. 

His adrenaline was pumping faster then the speed of light.

Johnny had no idea what could be around the corner.

Could it be human? Creature?

What if it was a portal to another dimension?

"Okay last warning. Come out with your hands up or else!" Johnny demanded, sweat dripping from his forehead.

A heap of garbage moved around.

"AAHHH!!!" screamed Johnny, as he fell backwards.

There in the middle of the pile, a fuzzy nose poked out.

Johnny's nerves calmed a bit.

A furry cream colored bunny, with black circles on the outside of it's eyes,almost like a raccoon, cautiously revealed itself.

Johnny's eyes widened.

The sunshine reflected from his eyes as a smile washed over him.

The bunny sniffed, and sniffed. Trying to get a better sense of the surroundings. 

Johnny was frozen. But not out of fear, but of love. He couldn't stop staring. Never had he seen such a beautiful creature.

Johnny stood up slowly to not scare the bunny away. He knelt down and stuck his hand out. 

The bunny was hesitant. It moved slowly towards him, extending it's nose to get a better scent from him.

Johnny's smile grew larger. It was like a child on Christmas morning. 

The bunny came closer, this time nudging his hand, telling him it was ok to pet him.

Johnny was full hand petting the bunny now.

"Hey boy." Johnny said.

The bunny frowned, giving him the impression it's not a boy.

"Girl?" Johnny asked, his forehead raised in hopes he got it right.

The bunny looked up and smiled at him.

Johnny returned the smile.

"Where'd you come from?" Johnny asked, implying the bunny could respond.

Instead the bunny's eyes saddened, as she signaled she was hungry.

Johnny felt sad for the bunny. As they gazed into each other's eyes, the two of them clearly connected. 

As the sky's began to darken, Johnny scooped the bunny into his arms, covering her as best he could with his head.

She nuzzled her face into his chest.

Johnny quickly made his way back to his apartment.

MOMENTS LATER...

Johnny and the bunny sat by a cozy fire.

The bunny enjoying a bowl of food, while Johnny sat beside her petting her.

"I think I'll call you Bunny Johnny exclaimed.

The bunny stopped eating to give Johnny an exhausted look.

He thought again.

"Floppy!" he replied excitedly.

The bunny looked up and gave Johnny a pleased expression. She then returned to the bowl of food as Johnny stayed at her side.

"We're gonna have so many adventures girl" Johnny told her.

And so that's where we leave those two. 

Tune in next time for..

THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY APPLESEED AND FLOPPY!


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