"Hi ho, hi ho, the Food Shop is where I go! Gonna steal
some food, gonna eat it fast, gonna hope I don't get lots of gas, hi ho, hi ho
hi ho," sang the baby Tonu aloud. He skipped down the sidewalk on the way to the
"Aw, aren't you an adorable little Tonu!" exclaimed
an elderly Grarrl. GoldenRhino stopped dead in his tracks. He quickly put on
his 'stuper villain' costume consisting of a fuzzy maroon towel tied around
his neck as a cape and a navy blue handkerchief tied around his face with holes
for his eyes.
He stormed down the street (only pausing to fire
a beam from his baby-making Baby Blaster at the elderly Grarrl) toward the Food
Shop. He barged in and pointed the laser at the shopkeeper. "This is a stick
up, give me five pieces of bacon or else you're toast!"
The shopkeeper looked down at GoldenRhino. "Are
you going to spray water at me with your little toy water gun? Thanks, it's
really warm in here!"
GoldenRhino scowled. "Moron." He fired the Baby
Blaster at the unsuspecting Chia. A bright pink beam fired from the pink gun,
turning the shopkeeper into a baby Chia.
"My dwiaper is leaking!" the baby Chia exclaimed
happily. GoldenRhino scoffed and headed toward the shelf. He got ready to grab
some food when the door opened. Standing there was none other than Judge Hog.
"I thought I turned you into a baby!" GoldenRhino
"That was you? Then you'll pay!" the Moehog cried.
He flexed his muscles and charged at the Tonu. GoldenRhino pulled out his Immobilizer
Potion and was about to smash it over Judge Hog when a blow to the head rendered
the Tonu unconscious.
Danger Buzz, a large green Buzz wearing black
spandex had hit GoldenRhino. He snatched some sausage links from the shelf and
hog tied the baby Tonu. "Is this good Judge Hog?"
"Very good apprentice. Now come, we fly to HQ
to lock this treacherous fiend up!" Judge Hog cried. Judge Hog soared into the
air followed by Danger Buzz holding the unconscious Tonu.
"Where is GoldenRhino? He was supposed to be home from shopping an hour ago!"
GoldenRhino's owner cried.
The Halloween Babaa curled up on the carpet let
out a sound that sounded slightly like a laugh. He wore a mask similar to his
owner's except it was all black. Shopping... the only shopping GoldenRhino did
was the kind with a five-finger discount. Even though Darth Babaa was a Petpet
(and not an incredibly smart one at that), he had a bad feeling. What if his
owner was in trouble? There was only one thing to do!
Darth Babaa ran over to the his dish. Time to
chow down! But this wasn't the time for food... GoldenRhino, Darth Babaa's trusted
owner, was in trouble! Who else was going to save him? The Draik studying in
the corner? Not likely. The Shoyru watching television? Doubt it. The Krawk
running around outside? As if. The human? Pah, what are humans good for anyway?
Darth Babaa sprang over to the door. He got to
the other side and looked around. The vast world of the Haunted Woods stared
back, as if daring him to explore it's vast amount of trees. The little Babaa
Suddenly, something leaped out of the bush. AN
ADORABLE HOPSO HOLDING A FLOWER WANTING TO BE DARTH BABAA'S FRIEND! Following
his keen instincts, Darth Baba hauled tail out of there. I mean, a Hopso? Is
there any more evil being in Neopia?
Darth Babaa tilted his head up and sniffed, trying
to track his owner's scent. Anything that would remind him of GoldenRhino. The
smells of the Haunted Woods flooded the Babaa's mind. Suddenly, a familiar smell
entered his mind! Hair gel! But wait--that was from GoldenRhino's grease-Mynci
of an owner. But then another smell fought its way into his brain--the smell
of baby powder!
"BAAAAA!" Darth Babaa cried excitedly. With his
snout in the air, he followed the smell down the dirt path in the direction
of Neopia Central.
The little masked Petpet trudged across the busy sidewalk of Neopia Central.
Passing civilians didn't even notice the tiny Babaa making an effort not to
get squished under a shoe. If he thought that the Haunted Woods was a scary
place to be alone, man was he wrong. Neopia Central proved to be ten times worse
than the Haunted Woods could ever be. For example, a vendor could pull all the
crafty tricks in the book and get you to by their cheesy wares far quicker than
the Pant Devil could steal some of your Neopoints. It was far more crowded in
Neopia Central too, therefore the odds of getting trampled in the street was
higher than getting eaten by a monster.
"BAAAAAAA!" Darth Babaa called out, trying to
find his owner. The baby powder scent was completely gone now. The smells of
perfume, food, potions and numerous other odours carefully masked the scent
of GoldenRhino's baby powder.
Darth Babaa dodged yet another foot, this time
a very painful looking Kau hoof. Suddenly, Darth Babaa remembered something.
His owner went to go get some food at the Food Shop!
Darth Babaa scampered down the cement sidewalk
as fast as his stubby legs would take him. It wasn't long before he arrived
at the giant hamburger bun: the Food Shop.
"I made an accident," the shopkeeper exclaimed
as Darth Babaa ran in. The little baby Chia was walking around holding a frying
pan, banging it on his head.
The Halloween Babaa laughed. GoldenRhino had
definitely been there. The baby Chia was a mark that GoldenRhino had also used
the Baby Blaster. But GoldenRhino wasn't there. Darth Babaa tried picking up
his owner's scent without the distractions of the other smells outside with
no prevail. All the food in the shop masked GoldenRhino's odour. Why couldn't
GoldenRhino have taken the nerdy way out and robbed the Book Shop?
"Baaaaaa, baaaaaa, BAAAAAAAA!" Darth Babaa exclaimed
as he tried to communicate with the little Chia.
"Kitty!" the shopkeeper cried and bit down on
the Babaa's crimson fleece. Darth Babaa made a hissing sound and frightened
the Chia away.
Darth Babaa had to eliminate the odours in this
room, the only way he knew how: with his mouth. He started by jumping up onto
the shelf. He devoured twenty-seven whole gruel cakes. After that accomplishment,
Darth Babaa could forget about standing up. He wiped some gruel off his black
mask and slid across the shelf toward some fried chicken breasts. He gobbled
down a dozen of them before working on cheesy meaty wraps and the real cheese
cheese cake. He had some difficulty with the jalpeno poppers, spicy chicken
burritos and the flaming BBQ crisps. Luckily he managed to wash it down with
three litres of apple juice.
After all that eating, Darth Babaa couldn't move.
It was lucky he had such a good appetite, but nobody could eat all that without
feeling a little queasy. Suddenly he came to the final pieces of food.. the
hardest of them all. You could even say it was his arch-nemesis: broccoli. It
sat there; so green and repulsive. But if Darth Babaa didn't eat it, he'd never
pick up GoldenRhino's scent. He slid over and picked them up. He popped them
into his mouth and began to chew. Tears flowed down his eyes but he worked his
jaw and finally finished the food.
"BAAAAA!" he cheered. With a deafening belch,
Darth Babaa managed to stand up. He titled his head back again and sniffed the
air. This time the smell of baby powder was much clearer. GoldenRhino had been
here only a few hours ago. But another smell entered his nose. He wriggled his
snout a little thinking of what it was. It was... was... spandex. Spandex? The
Defenders of Neopia! Who else would ever wear spandex? The Defenders of Neopia
must have taken GoldenRhino. With a farewell 'Baa' to the shopkeeper, Darth
Babaa leaped off the shelf and headed toward the Defenders of Neopia Headquarters.
Darth Babaa tiptoed through the HQ. He passed a Kougra wearing the most hideous
outfit. Honestly, these pets call themselves crime fighters! Wearing such an
ugly spandex outfit like that is a crime itself! The Halloween Babaa passed
the guards and looked around for another heavily guarded room. That was where
they probably held GoldenRhino captive.
The Petpet suddenly saw a room guarded by two
very strong looking Kacheeks. Darth Babaa pondered how to distract them. He
walked up to them and started panting adorably.
"Awwww, aren't you an adorable looking Babaa?"
one of the Kacheeks said as he bent down to Darth Babaa. Darth Babaa suddenly
bit down on the Kacheeks sleeve and started pulling him across the floor. "Woah,
buddy, stop this Babaa!"
The other Kacheek ran up to stop Darth Babaa.
The Babaa let go of the first guard's sleeve and jumped up, tackling him into
the second. They both landed on the ground with a THUD! Darth Babaa snickered
and entered the guarded room. Sure enough, GoldenRhino was laying there, tied
up with sausage links and gagged with a hunk of fabric.
Darth Babaa ran up and pulled the fabric out
of the Tonu's mouth. He also bit through the sausage links binding him.
GoldenRhino stood up and brushed the dust off
him. He looked down at his little Petpet; his savior. "Darth Babaa... what took
you? But... uh... er... good job."
Darth Babaa smiled cheerily at his owner. He
had saved the day. But of course, what else would you expect? After all, he
was Darth Babaa the stuper minion.