|April Fool's. This was the day Meena had been waiting for all year. The youngest of four siblings, she was no stranger to tricks and jokes and had enough experience as the victim to fill an encyclopedia. In fact, her sisters all seemed to take April Fool's quite seriously and as the day approached, a straining tension settled upon the household as each sibling competed to pull off the most elaborate prank.
Meena enjoyed April Fool's, yes, and it always brightened up her day seeing someone show up at school with a mustache drawn on their face or their uniform dyed neon purple. What the Tonu did not like was how her house turned into a death trap. A door ajar or a book out of place spelled trouble. Sasha and Fani were particularly dedicated and often began scheming as early as the Day of Giving. Rose's pranks on the other hand, nearly always guaranteed public humiliation. Meena shivered, recalling the time she had to walk home through Neopia Central with rotten omelette smeared across her face.
Well this year, Meena would be no victim. She never expected to stoop down to her sisters' levels, but enough was enough! Being the academic of the family, she knew they would never suspect her of joining in, but this year the Tonu had drawn up quite the devious plan. Opening her closet door, Meena reached in and withdrew...
Date: Mar 27th
...her trusty notebook, containing all of her prank ideas. Written on the last page, was the list of the best ideas selected.
"This will certainly be fun," she muttered under her breath as she ran one last check over her plans. Allowing a small smirk to tug up her lips, she slipped the notebook into her pocket. "I can't wait to see the expressions on their faces!"
However, the more elaborate the prank, the more preparations it would need, and Meena most definitely could not slack off in that area. It was only early in the morning, the sun only starting to rise, but Meena would have to hurry to set up her prank before the rest of her family wakes up.
She grabbed a can of super-glue, and...
Date: Mar 27th
...Slowly snuck into Sasha's room. She made sure her steps were as quiet as possible, making sure not to bump into anything in her sister's room as she began the first phase of her plan.
Her breathing was silent and she undid the top of the glue can and put a slight layer of it onto the handle of her clothes drawers. That would be enough to make sure that Sasha would have to go out in her pajamas, but she wasn't done yet.
"Next up..." The Tonu thought to herself as she snuck out again, this time heading for Fani's room. Right by the entrance to the bedroom were her shoes. A thick layer of glue under those would make sure that they wouldn't be getting off the ground anytime soon.
Finally, the big kahuna. Pranking Rose. She had an extra-special plan in mind for her....
Date: Mar 28th
Meena went back to her room and grabbed a potion that she had hidden in her bedside table. This potion had cost Meena nearly a months allowance, but it would be so worth it! It was a special concoction of Edna's called 'Fur B-Gone'.
Meena smiled as she thought of how brilliant her prank would be. "All I have to do is pour this bottle into Rose's shampoo and when she goes to have a shower before school, all of her fur will fall out. She will be so embarrassed, and everyone will laugh at her."
Very quietly, Meena snuck down the hallway and into the bathroom. She closed the door very slowly and very carefully so that it would not make a noise.
Meena grabbed Rose's shampoo bottle and poured the potion in. Just as Meena was about to place the bottle of shampoo back where she had found it, she heard the bathroom door open...
Date: Mar 28th
..."Hello? Is anyone in here this morning?"
Meena gasped and knew it was Rose's voice, she quickly placed the shampoo bottle back in the shower rack and put her hands behind her back.
The door fully opened as Rose was seen with her bath stuff in her arms, ready to take a shower. She noticed Meena in the bathroom looking quite suspicious.
"Meena, you were taking a shower?" Rose was about to leave but the young Tonu called her.
"No! I was using the bathroom and I was getting ready to go down for breakfast. You can take your shower." Meena grinned and walked backwards out of the bathroom. She walked backwards all the way to her room. Rose looked at her.
(What on earth is she doing?) Rose pondered but she shrugged and walked into the bathroom to take her shower. She turned it on and got in once her PJs were placed in the laundry basket, she placed the shampoo (potion) all over herself to get clean.
Meena giggled and waited for the moment to come.
Rose finally turned off the water and looked down at the shower floor, she saw lots of hair in it as she let out a loud yell.
"MY HAIR! IT ALL FELL OFF AND LANDED IN THE SHOWER!!!" Rose screamed through the bathroom. Meena giggled at this.
Rose looked at the shampoo bottle and opened up the lid to look inside. The shampoo smelled different and she looked in the mirror. All of her fur was gone!
Meena then looked from her room to see...
Date: Mar 28th
Sasha and Fani opening the doors to their rooms. "What's going on?" yawned Sasha. "It's way too early-"
The door to the bathroom slammed open and Rose glared out at all of them. Fani, who was more awake than Sasha, took one look at her sister and started laughing hysterically. Sasha joined in once her brain caught up to the situation. Meena tried to keep a straight face, but it was impossible. She tried to pass of her grin as a yawn instead.
Rose did not lose all her hair. There were still a few patches here and there (most noticeably a tuft from her Kyrii mane at the back of her neck), and the hair she did have was stained a strange, off-yellow color. She was in her bathrobe again, and didn't seem to care that she was dripping water all over the carpet. "Who was it!?" she screeched. "I KNOW IT WAS ONE OF YOU!" Rose looked accusingly at the three of them.
Meena's smile faltered. She had been so sure she was free from suspect. But Rose was glaring at each of them in turn. Suddenly, Meena regretted putting the glue on Sasha's drawer and Fani's shoes. If no one else had played a prank this morning, it would be pretty easy to deduce who had done the pranks once it was clear that nothing had been done to Meena. She had to think fast...
Date: Mar 29th