Title: "Keeping Safe"
Author: Pirate Turner
Dedicated To: Our beloved babies, both those whom we have lost and those we still have. We are forever regretful that we could not save those we lost and shall forever protect those whom we still have, no matter what must be done to protect them! We love you all, our darlings!
Rating: G
Summary: Ace grieves the loss of an innocent.
Warnings: Death, Drabble
Word Count: 100
Date Written: 5 July, 2011
Challenge: For the 100wordstories LJ comm's bi-weekly challenge for "dystopia"
Disclaimer: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective is & TM his respective owners, none of which are the author. Everything else is & TM the author. The author makes absolutely no profit off of this work of fan fiction, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Author's Note: This is the first version of this drabble; I ended up rewriting it to make it clearer for a reviewer who had never heard of Ace and mistakenly thought his animals were stuffed animals.

He sat down in the middle of his floor, gathered his animal friends to him, bent his head, and cried. The world was a savage place, and he'd lost another soul today. Only here, behind his door, did he feel any safety; only here was there love.

Outside, there was terror, Hell, and heartache. There was . . . He'd heard the word once before. There was dystopia, but the world would never hurt his kids again. Ace held his animals as he wept over the ones he'd lost. He'd keep them safe forever right here in his own personal version of Heaven.

The End