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 second 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.

Ace bowed his head and cried as his animal friends gathered around him. He had lost an innocent today, held her to his heart as she breathed her last due to the cruelty, torture, and Hell of the world's heartless humans. Purrs, coos, and other soft sounds surrounded him. Cold and warm bodies alike pressed closed to Ace.

As he held his family tight, Ace swore again never to let the outsiders and their dystopia hurt them again. They were safe together. He'd keep them all safe, alive, well, and happy forever. He'd protect his family to his last breath.

The End