|New To The Zoo
Author: PomRocks16 PM
Loren my OC is new at the zoo! And she doesn't know what she's in for! With Skipper saying she's an agent, with Rico crushing on her, and just plain being freaked out by anything that moves, will she make it through? Or will she simply go insane under all this chaos! Rated K for just a bit of cursing. Contains Humor, Family, Friendship, and a bit of drama! Enjoy!Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,537 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 09-29-12 - Published: 08-03-12 - id: 8391243
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It was a regular day in the Central Park zoo. The sun was shining just above the horizon, the flowers were blooming, and the pools in each of the habitats were glimmering with pure crystal blue. It was a Monday morning, this day was mostly referred to by the locals as Funday, and much to the delight of the animals, this was their day off.
One of the only times of the week when they could all sit back and relax, no bustling school crowds to amuse, no tourists to entertain, they had the day completely to themselves.
Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said for the lone zoo keeper.
It was still Alice's job on Funday to feed the animals. But today, she had a rather different surprise for the flock of flightless birds.
Alice walked along the paths of the zoo, carrying a rather small but suspicious crate around. All the animals fell silent as she passed by. She stopped at the penguin's lair as she placed a wooden board across the water proportion of their island to get to them. She walked across the plank and placed the crate right next to them. She then cautiously stepped out and walked off, presuming on her day, not even bothering to open the crate to see what they received.
Each of the penguins were held back by Skipper wings. The leader's eyes narrowed as they locked onto the crate, he just stood there, staring at the shaking crate just waiting to be popped open by them.
"This could be a spy...an enemy, an intruder…or it could even be a-" Skipper's thought's were immediately cut off as they box yelped and spoke, in a scared and panicked voice.
"Um…P-Please! Somebody! Get me out of here! Please! I-I don't know where I am…or who you are…but…please...please?! PLEASE!" the voice grew frustrated and muffled.
It was clear that the crates inhabitant did not like to be stuffed inside a small box, with barely any oxygen, or even space to turn their head around in – then again, who would?
"Rico! Break the lock for the cry baby!" commanded Skipper, so that both his team and the penguin inside the crate could hear.
Rico immediately hacked up a chain saw and broke through the metal chains on the box.
"All done!" Rico exclaimed proudly as he watched the crates door fly open, hitting the water and created various splashing noises as the dark teal feathered penguin stumbled out of the crate, panting heavily from lack of oxygen.
She stood before then, eyes wide and mouth agape as she struggled to speak, or at least say a simple greeting.
She finally caught her breath, and with a gulp, she spoke, "Hi, my name's Loren…Loren Hawkins…" she smiled weakly.
Rico stood dumb-founded as he stared at the female penguin in front of him. She wore a velvet hair tie which held her long hair up into a ponytail. Her feathers were bluer than usual, she seemed simple. Just a common female. Nothing special.
"Y-You're a…girl?!" Skipper asked as he looked at her.
"Yeah…why?" Loren asked, puzzled.
"Ok, this must be some kind of mistake!" Skipper flailed his wings in the air, waving them as he paced back and forth, making Loren slightly flinch.
Kowalski nervously couched and stepped in front of Skipper. "I-I'm so sorry, Loren is it? What he actually meant was, hello and welcome to the Central Park Zoo!"
"Oh…erm…thanks?..." Loren responded awkwardly as she looked to the tallest penguin in the group.
"Oh, Um, my name is Kowalski, his name as Skipper, that's Rico, and this is Private." Kowalski conformed as he pointed to each penguin.
"Private?..." Loren asked as she stared at the youngest of the four, who was sheepishly smiling at her, as to already say, Hello!
"Erm…it's my name…miss." Private glared at her, still holding a smile on his beak.
"Oh…" Loren's eyes suddenly widened and twitched in realization as she shouted with a short squeal at the end, "OMG HE'S BRTISH, NO FREAKING WAY! AW!"
Skipper face palmed as he paced around once more. Both Rico and Kowalski chuckled as Loren grabbed Private and swung him around before coming to a stop and hugging him as tightly as she could.
Private's cheeks turned a crimson red as he looked up to the penguin hugging him.
"YOU JUST GOT A MILLION TIMES CUTER!" she squealed as she put him down, not realizing that she had accidentally pressed him against her chest.
Private just stood there, completely flushed, looking a bit pale, and eyes widened in shock. Skipper couldn't help but to chuckle along with the other two penguins as they pointed to the shaking and probably traumatized Private.
Loren still hadn't realized what she had done, and was still fan-girling about how cute Private was…
Um…oops?…. O_O….XD Well, I hope you enjoyed the first chapter! Next chapter coming up next!...poor Private…