"And Nick gently caressed her horns…"
Judy couldn't resist opening something that Clawhauser mistakenly sent to her. That turned out to be a big mistake since it was quite inappropriate. What made it worse was that the entire message was for Chief Bogo. She tried to put it out of her mind but even when she arrived at the precinct. Every time she closed her eyes, she saw another vivid scene.
Half her mind wanted to confront the cheetah, but he didn't act any differently, and the message was for Chief Bogo. She opted to just proceed into the bullpen.
Chief Bogo was busy doling out assignments while she tried to forget what she just read.
"Hopps, Wilde, look into suspicious activity around the canals."
The images kept reappearing in her mind over and over about Nick and Gazelle. There was no way she could work today with her mind so focused on the lascivious details she just read.
It was shameful, but it would be far worse if she pretended that everything was all right. "I can't work today, sir," Judy said.
Nick dropped his jaw in shock.
Chief Bogo sighed. "Just call next time, Hopps. You're excused."
She walked out of that room dejectedly. These thoughts shouldn't disturb her so much to the point that she couldn't focus.
"What's wrong?" Clawhauser said.
"Nothing," Judy said.
Every single time she closed her eyes, another vivid scene from the story appeared. There was no way she could compete with Gazelle. These thoughts wouldn't leave her even when she returned to her apartment.
She made an even bigger mistake by searching online for anything Clawhauser had written. It was quite a shock that there were so many stories about her already and not all of them were by Clawhauser. Her curiosity got the better of her when she decided to check out a story.
Time flew by as she read one story after another. A few of them made her wish that it could actually happen in reality. Someone knocked on the door, interrupting her reading binge.
"Come in," Judy yelled. She was unwilling to answer the door herself.
"Are you okay?" Nick asked with concern when he walked in.
Quickly, she closed the laptop she was using. "What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be at work?" Judy asked, as if she saw a ghost. If she was a bit slower, Nick would've seen the screen.
"It's not like you to skip out on work, and my shift is done."
"I'm fine," Judy said. She took a few deep breaths to compose herself.
"One of those days again," Nick groaned.
"It's different this time!" Judy said indignantly. In the past, she tried to hide what was wrong with her from Nick and inevitably she ended up in a compromising position. He then took lots of pictures which he showed her later.
"That's what you say every time."
"All right, why don't we grab a bite to eat?"
"You're losing this time."
"This is going to be an interesting night," Nick said with glee. "The paparazzi should have a ton of new material."