Zootopia...the place where all species of animals, predator and prey, co exist peacefully in a single environment. Every single animal in the world living in one sprawling metropolis. Well, that's where you'd be wrong. What if I told you that there was one specific species that was left out of the mix, a species that we're all familiar with? Yes, I'm talking about humans. Now, I know you guys must think I'm crazy, but hear me out. I'll tell you what happened.
Long ago, back when hunters roamed the vast ecosystems of the planet, viciously searching for the prey that hid in fear, humans had been one of those hunters. But, unlike how we know things had turned out, mankind didn't get so lucky on the food chain. Humans quickly shifted from the hunters to the hunted, the population vastly decreasing each passing year. This caused the remaining humans to seclude themselves from the rest of the species, in fear of being hunted and having the species dying out. You would think that being secluded from the rest of the world would mean that the human race would be still acting the way they did oh so long ago, but it's actually the complete opposite. Humans have been living in a very secluded area of the large landmass, no other animal knowing that this place even exists. Despite being secluded, they managed to get they're hands on technology found from Zootopia. Over years of evolution, they became very stealthy, so stealthy that they were able to snag some of the tech from Zootopia as early as the 1950s. The humans studied this new form of technology and used it to their advantage. Now, it's 2016, and the human population is slowly rising back up, now at about 300,000, despite it being as low as 14,000 at one point. The technology they have developed is within 3 years of Zootopia's, which makes the human's society much like the society we know today. But, despite now knowing about predators and prey living in peace, humans refuse to join with the rest of the life forms on this planet, despite it being safe. Well, now that all might change because of one brave boy with a dream, a dream of being the first human in Zootopia.
"Zach?" No answer. "Zach!" Silence fills the air. "ZACHARY!" A very startled boy, who is presumed to be Zach, fell to the floor, a blanket wrapping him up like a burrito.
"I'm up! I'm up!" Zach said, only to see his mother looking down at him, an annoyed glare plastered onto her face.
"C'mon Zach. It's noon. It's time to get up. I don't want my son to be a bum." His mother said to him, tapping her foot in impatience.
"Why can't I sleep in?" Zach whined, trying to escape the blanket's grasp.
"Because for the past week you've been waking up at 2 pm and it needs to stop." His mother gave him a stern expression and Zach sighed in defeat.
"Okay, okay, I'll get up." He stated, finally letting himself free from the imprisonment that his blanket had on him.
"We have lunch downstairs made for you, sweetie. Come in when your ready." His mother stated, leaving Zach alone in his room. The 18 year old sighed and stood up from the floor, throwing his comforter back onto his bed haphazardly. He sluggishly made his way towards the bathroom, attempting to rub the fatigue out of his eyes. Once he got into the bathroom, Zach glanced at himself in the mirror. His blonde, floppy hair was a disheveled mess, his blue eyes looked bloodshot, their were dark circles under his eyes, saying he looked terrible would be an understatement.
"I need to stop staying up late." Zach said to himself, turning towards the shower. He turned on the shower, letting it warm up as he disrobed. A quick shower, getting dressed, and combing his hair back into its usual style soon followed. Zach walked back over to his room, wanting to grab his phone from there. He looked in the corner of his room to see the black backpack he left there, which reminded him of his plan. He was going to Zootopia to try to make it big, which couldn't be that hard since he would be the first human there. He knew that every human in the one village they all lived in absolutely despises Zootopia, still believing that they'd be hunted down by the others. But Zach knew that this wouldn't happen, and he wanted to prove that. This thought triggered a memory that happened not to long ago, two days ago actually.
Zach walked into the living room of his home, his mother sitting on the couch reading a book quietly. He slowly approached her, nervous about the question he was about to ask her.
"Hey mom?" Zach asked, trying to make his tone sound as polite as he possibly could.
"Yes?" His mom lowered the book from her face, her reading glasses sitting loosely on her nose.
"What if I said that I wanted to go to..." Zach hesitated for a moment, "Zootopia?" His mother had a look of utter horror on her face, the book she held slipping from her grasp and falling to the floor.
"What did you just say?" His mother asked, not believing the words that escaped her son's mouth. Nervousness kicked in high gear, beads of sweat rolling down Zach's forehead.
"Oh! I...uh...want to go to Zootopia?" Zach repeated himself, causing his mother to look at him like he was insane.
"Why on earth would you want to go there?" His mother asked, a mix of shock, anger, and confusion in her tone.
"Because I don't see why we can't go there. I mean, they're just like us, not like our ancestors described them. They live together in that place in harmony, so I want to prove that we should join in." Zach finished his small rant to his mother, sounding more and more confident by the second.
"Have you gone crazy?" His mother shouted. "You want me to let you go to some far away city filled with animals that'll kill you? I'll tell you this now, it's not going to happen!" Zach became irritated with his mother's ignorance.
"Why? It's a place where everyone gets along peacefully, and it's been like that for a while! It's not like I'll get mauled or something!" Zach yelled back, anger bubbling up inside of him.
"YOU'RE NOT GOING AND THAT'S FINAL!" His mother screamed at him, which made Zach just storm out of the room, mumbling something incoherent.
"I will go to Zootopia, I'll prove everyone wrong." Zach thought to himself.
~Woo! Story! I hope you guys enjoyed this so far. I literally saw the movie today, and I was like "Yeah! I could write something about this!" and this popped out. So, excuse my overall lack of knowledge of this fandom. And leave me some feedback telling me how I did, it's always appreciated. Thanks!