I was a very gullible Kacheek that did anything my owner asked me to do.
If she wanted me to stock our shop I did. Clean our NeoHome--no problem. Play a few games of Destruct-O-Match,
well, she didn't even have to ask. Drink a potion or two... um, now that was a different story. But I remember
that one crazy day when my owner handed me a very strange looking potion. Without thinking of the consequences
I gulped it down and began to giggle. "Hey, this tastes great!" I yelled. Then I had a look at myself in
Author :Neopets Staff|
Date : 14th May
...and I jumped back and hid under the bed in fright. I huddled down there whimpering until my owner grabbed
me by the tail and pulled me out. "No," I yelped, "The monster will get me!" "You were looking in the mirror,
remember," my owner said, placing me in front of the mirror again. "That's not a monster, that's you."
As realisation set in, I stared at the horrible image before me. The top of my head was deformed, my huge brain
was bulging out. My eyes were an evil, glowing red. I reached a paw up and felt the new sharp fangs that had
sprouted from my mouth. Suddenly, I could hear my owner laughing behind me. Why was he happy about this?
In fact, the laugh was getting stranger and more sinister by the moment. I spun around, wondering if I had
ever really known my owner if he would do this to me and find it funny. "Mwahahaha," he laughed, "Now my plan
is almost completed!" I watched in shock as suddenly he grabbed his face and peeled it off. It was a mask!
And underneath was something even more horrible and frightening than *my* new face...
Date : 14th May
...his face was bulging with red and purple pimples, and his face was swollen all over, one ear irregularly
larger than the other. I took one last look at him and said, "Who are you, and what have you done with my
owner?" "What?" He grew a deformed smile breathing havoc, "I *am* your owner! You've never known it, but
I work for Dr. Sloth!" "Dr. Sloth? *GASP!* Didn't he-" My "owner" started wringing his hands, "Yes! He
did, and you will be our next experiment. Hmm-Last time Chias and Techos, now Kacheeks! Mwahahahaha! I
can see it now! It'll be on the front page of the Neopian Times! Once beautiful beauty queen, now mutant
Kacheek!" I squinted and cringed, "No! No! NOOOO!!!" I shielded myself with my outstretched arms. I backed
away a little as he moved closer and closer and finally he trapped me in a corner. He finally made
his final step, so close you could smell his wreaking breath and he...
Date : 14th May
...started to grab at me. I ducked and ran between his legs and out the door. Once in the street, I ran all the way
to the first pet I saw. "Help me please!" I cried! The Usul screamed and ran. "No wait! Come back!" I started running
after her with all my strength. The next thing I noticed was a net over my fat brain. "Okay buddy, you're one of those
mutants terrorising the streets, right? You're going downtown." It was a Neocop. "Oh no! I'm not bad! I'm really nice!
I just took some magic potion and my owner turned me into a..." "Save it for the judge." He threw me into a cage and
we sped away on his bike. I looked out of the cage. My "owner" stood back on the street waving something in the air.
I looked down at my feet. They were growing huge! So were my ears, my head, my body.... Oh no! I was becoming a giant mutant!
Soon enough, I busted out of the little cage. I looked down at everyone in the street. They...
Date : 15th May
...were laughing at me and mocking me. I couldn't help the fact that I was rapidly turning into an awful freak! The
horror and shock of it all were just too much to bear. I turned and started to run, somewhere, anywhere. The destination
didn't matter, just as long as the teasing stopped! As I grew taller and larger, I gained speed and strength. Therefore,
the longer I ran, the farther I went. That was the only positive side to this whole situation--eventually I found a quiet,
placid spot to rest. Sweat was breaking out on my forehead, and my heart was pounding so loud I was sure the whole land
of Neopia could hear it. Not a soul could catch up to my excellent skills as a track star. But little did I know, someone
was close by watching, staring. An evil, raspy voice was heard coming nearer and nearer to the place where I stood.
Turning around, I realised it was the one and only...
Date : 15th May
...Tiki Tack! The guy who owned the store on Mystery Island! I wavered a little thinking back to when my "owner" and
I would go to his shop. I sighed, and unthinkingly said aloud, "I wish someone loved me, but no one would love this
face. This gigantic body of mine." Tiki Tack smiled and said, "I know how you feel. I thought no one liked me because
people said I looked funny. But I soon found out that your real friends look on the inside not the outside. Now, I
think I'm pretty good lookin' and I have a pretty successful shop." I looked up at him and said, "My
"owner" works for Doctor Sloth. He did this to me. He called me his experiment. I'm really scared because I believed
everything he said." Tiki Tack put his arm on my big toe and said, "Now don't you worry, big fella. Let's get you
somewhere safe." Tiki Tack and I started to walk off when...
Date : 16th May
...in front of us was a tiny Kiko with Faerie wings. "That's a Faerie Kiko," said Tiki Tack. The tiny Kiko was crying,
"I want my mummy!!" Tiki Tack picked it up and said, "This Kacheek will not hurt you." "That's no Kacheek," it said,
"I once had a Kacheek for a friend and it definitely did NOT look like that," said the Kiko. "What was it like?" I
asked eagerly. The Faerie Kiko exclaimed as it started to cry, "Its "owner" worked for Dr. Sloth *sniff* but I was
not allowed to tell it. Its "owner" *sniff* said that he was going to use him in an experiment *sniff* and I tried
to tell it but when I got there it was *sniff* gone *sniff*." "Wait a minute," I said to the Kiko. "That's me
you're talking about and I'm your friend. You are Tini and we were BEST friends. Where did you get the Faerie
Paintbrush?" "From Colin the Tuskaninny," Tini said excitedly. Then, there was a rumbling sound and Tiki Tack, Tini and I turned
to run but we noticed the sound was coming from all around us. We were surrounded...
Date : 16th May
...by island natives riding on Unis. They stopped all of a sudden and stood in awe around me. They dropped to the ground
and started chanting slowly and worshipping me, like I was a Neogod or something. They shouted, "Un-ga pun-ga ka-cheek!
Un-ga pun-ga Ka-cheek!" I stared at them confused. Just then, when things coudn't get any MORE weird, the unthinkable
happened. Pango Pango emerged from the sea and rose above the island. "W-what's that??" shouted Tini. "You don't know
Pango Pango?" Tiki Tack gasped. "He is the god of Mystery Island! And he's probably upset because his people think that
you are more powerful than him." It was frightening, looking at the island god. Just then, Pango Pango's voice
boomed across the ocean and everyone looked to me and my gigantic, bulging Kacheek brain...
Date : 17th May
..."What is this disgrace of an Neopet?" he asked, staring me down. "I'm... I'm not a disgrace. I'm really
a nice Kacheek, but my owner..." The great god cut me off by saying, "I know!" Now he started mocking
me, "My owner fed me potion and I drank it because I listen to him all the time and Blah Blah BLAH
BLAH!" He screamed so loud the whole island shook. Coconuts dropped from the trees. "Now, servants, I
AM HUNGRY! I would really, really like KACHEEK BRAIN SOUP! With a side of Kacheek toe nail, of course,"
he said, looking at my fat juicy brain sitting on the top of my head. I got so scared I started to run.
I tried not to step on any of the natives (because they were smaller than me). Just then I felt a sharp
pain on the back of my leg. I fell to the ground (luckily I didn't squish anyone). I touched my leg and
saw a dart. Then I passed out. When I woke up...
Date : 17th May
...I was trussed up on a platter, complete with a shiny red Negg in my mouth. Pango Pango's High
Priest-sort-of-guy was at my head. "His Royal Pangoness has decided that he would prefer roasted
Mutant Kacheek to Kacheek Brain soup, so we're going to roast you. Your friends-" he pointed to Tini
and Tiki Tack, who were similarly dressed on smaller platters, "-will be joining you, Tiki Tack will
be a side dish and the Faerie Kiko will be a scrumptious little dessert." Tini let out a little squeak.
I sighed in resignation and turned my head. Near me was a sharp rock, almost within reach of my hand,
although my arm was tied to my side. I bent my wrist and stretched and stre-e-e-etched my fingers. I
felt my fingers brush against a rough stone as I jerked my hands back and forth, cutting the rope from
my wrists. I was free from the ropes and I had to save my new friends...
Date : 18th May
...what was I to do? My friends and I were about to be roasted alive. I looked over at Tini,
who looked so scared and helpless I knew I had to do something. Now that my hands were free,
I had to do something. But what? I thought for a few minutes... I had a plan! I would pretend
to have amnesia, and then out of the blue, grab my friends and run for it! I sat up slowly, and
rubbed my eyes. I pulled the Red Negg out of my mouth, and took a bite. "Where am I..." I said.
Tini looked at me. I winked at him, and he nodded. "What's going on?" I started to stand up,
but an island native pointed an arrow at me. I sat back down, faking a look of humbleness.
"I guess there's nothing I can do. Just get me over with. I'm ugly anyway." I put my head down.
Just then, as some village people came with flaming torches, I jumped down off of the platter, threw
the rest of the Red Negg at the natives, and ran for my life. Picking up my friends Tini and Tiki
Tack along the way, of course. Then, outside, we ran into my "owner" who had a bag full of potions...
Date : 18th May
"You have disgraced me!!!! And my little, or rather, huge mutant pet, what happens when you disgrace me?"
I gulped. "Ummm, punishment?" I tried to sound as sweet a I possibly could. "Precisely! Bravo!!! I think
with that huge brain of yours you have become a genius!!!" he said, sarcastically. I shuddered. He continued,
"Now if your misbehaviour comes to the point when your little pathetic friends shall suffer, then so be it!!!"
I was beginning to cry. "Don't you give me that! As I was saying, I will now turn your friends into the puny
pathetic pet Moehog and then mutate them to something utterly disgusting. I only need to give them one potion,
since I have combined the two!!" I recalled that my owner had always despised Moehogs for no reason at all,
except for the fact that they were Moehogs. He was about to mutate Tini, but then I bit him, causing my owner
to fall backwards and mutate himself. I searched through his bag of potions and found an antidote. I quickly
changed myself back into the Kacheek--I was delighted to be my old self again. I threw the rest of his potions
on the ground to ruin them and hurled the empty bottles into the sea. After that, Tini went home to see her owner,
whom she missed dearly. There was only one problem now--I didn't have an owner anymore. I began to cry. "What's
wrong," said Tiki Tack. I responded, "Now I have no owner." "Oh, well, I'll be your owner," he said.
"Really?" I asked. "No way, man. You're too scary looking," he said.