It all started out like this. It was a peaceful day on
Mystery Island. I was lying on my beach chair soaking up the sun's powerful
rays with my pets on either side of me. Everything was fine. Nothing out of
the ordinary was happening. Until about an hour later...
"Hey mom, look at that!" Aishims, my blue Aisha
shouted excitedly, pointing out towards the far end of the beach. It was a big
black and white blur. I couldn't make it out, but it was getting closer. They
made a roaring stomping noise that hurt my ears. I covered my ears and my pets
did the same.
They were getting closer and closer. They were
"Hey, what the AAH!"
I heard the voices cry out through my covered
ears. Now I could see this mysterious thing more clearly. It was a pack of some
kind of petpet that somewhat resembled a lamb. I've never seen this petpet before
but apparently my pets have.
"Mom!" Floatsims, my Christmas flotsam yelled
out with her fins over her ears. "I learned about these things in Neoschool!
It's a pack of Babaas! And they're heading this way!"
Now that the pack was closer, I could see that
I've seen this somewhere before. The faint remembrance of it flashed in my mind.
The Babaas were coming closer, knocking people over as they passed. At the front
of the pack I saw a Halloween Babaa. It looked menacing and determined. I saw
the fire and fury in his eyes as he led his pack to destroy object after object.
The leader turned his head towards me. The fire flashed in his eyes as he started
to run towards my pets and I.
"RUN!" I shouted at the top of my lungs, picking
up Ushulims, my blue Pteri and Usulian100 (we like to call her Usulian), my
blue Usul whom were the sitting on either side of me. I dashed off quickly,
Aishims and Floatsims at my heels. The Halloween Babaa looked at us. His eyes
looked at us angrily as we ran from the pack. The Babaa said something in Babaa
language to the pack. Suddenly all the Babaas shifted their attention towards
my pets. I quickly picked up the pace. Evidently so did the Babaas.
I raced through the streets of Mystery Island
with my pets, dodging Neopian after Neopian, yelling out "Excuse me!" every
time I passed. I looked around for someplace to hide, somewhere I could lose
this menacing herd, somewhere I could protect my pets from these Babaas. I stopped
and looked around. I saw a small shack at the edge of a wood some twenty yards
away. The Island Mystic! Of course! The answer was obvious.
I dashed towards the shack without looking back
at the Babaas. I reached the shack and pulled back the reed door for my pets
to enter. Right before I entered I saw the pack of Babaas come into view, fury
and confusion in their eyes. I ducked into the shack and slammed the door.
The shack was dark and quiet. I looked around
and saw that the hut was actually bigger on the inside from the out. In the
middle of the hut there was a small fire that dimly illuminated the room.
"Hum..." said a voice from nowhere. "Hum..."
"Who said that?" Usulian asked, frightened. She
evidently hadn’t realized where we were. "Who's here?"
"Come, my child,." the voice said again. A figure
emerged from the shadows. It was an old, frail, wise looking figure with tan
skin and a turban wrapped around his waist. "Tell me of your problems."
"Well you see, Mister..."
"Just call me the Island Mystic"
"OK, Island Mystic. You see, our problem is this,"
Floatsims started. "We were just sitting on the beach, minding out own business
when these Babaas came out of nowhere and started attacking everybody! Of course,
being the brave flotsam I am, I helped defend them and-"
"Hold it," Aishims said, halting Floatsims' fictitious
story. "That's now how it went." Aishims sneered at Floatsims. She turned away
blushing. "This is how it really went."
"We were taking a day off from Neoschool by going
to Mystery Island to relax at the beach. We were doing just that when this huge,
menacing, herd of Babaas started attacking people. They eventually came after
There was a loud RAM on the door and Aishims
cut his story short. We listened and we heard it again. We went to the window.
The Island Mystic pulled back the curtains to see that the herd had found us!
With them was a large Lupe, who was butting his head against the door.
"If he keeps this up, he'll knock down the cottage!"
Ushulims shouted knowledgeably. "If you take the amount of force on the door
multiplied by the square root of the amount of time between each butt-"
"Cut to the chase," I said, cutting her off.
I knew from experience that if I let this math genius keep talking the hut would
be long gone before she even finished.
"We have about 1 minute before this place falls
The Island Mystic let in a sudden gasp. "Quickly
everyone, we'll take the secret way out."
The Island Mystic walked up to the fire and clapped
his hands twice. Almost instantly the fire went out. My pets and I watched in
surprise as the Island Mystic stepped on the floor in some type of Morse code
or something. Whatever he was doing had some effect on the fire because it started
to turn over. I heard my pets let in gasps of surprise as the fire flipped over
to reveal a small portal.
"One at a time, please," the Island Mystic said
"Go first Floatsims. Since you're so "brave","
I said teasingly.
"Haha, very funny guys," he said to the laughter
of my pets and I. I even heard the Island Mystic let out a small chuckle. Floatsims
got into the small tube. The Island Mystic did his Morse code thing and the
tube suddenly dropped into the ground.
"Who's next?" the Island Mystic asked. RAM the
door went again.
"Me, I don't want to stay here for another second,"
Usulian said looking frightened at the door. She made a mad rush for the tube
and quickly fit herself in side. The Island Mystic stomped and she disappeared
in the same manner as Floatsims.
Next went Ushulims, followed by Aishims. Then
it was my turn. I cautiously fit myself into the tube. I'm a lot bigger than
my pets, and slightly bigger than the Island Mystic. I managed to fit myself
into the tube but I was uncomfortably squished. "RAM" went the door again. The
Island Mystic stomped on the floor in the usual pattern and I felt the sudden
"AAH!" I screamed as I dropped. It was so sudden,
even though I knew it was coming. The wind rushed by me through the opening
of the tube. I felt like I was going to fall out. Thank goodness I was to squished
to fall out. I squirmed and twisted my way through this unique transportation
system until finally I stopped. I opened my eyes, which had been closed the
I was outside, at the edge of the forest to be
precise. I saw the Lupe and Babaas some distance away. The Lupe butted his head
once again at the door and this time it worked. The door fell down. The Babaas
let out cheers of happiness and rushed inside, pushing the Lupe away. The Lupe
walked away, rubbing his head with one paw and had a sack on Neopoints in the
"Should we go to the NeoPolice, mommy?" Floatsims
asked me quietly, pulling on my sleeve.
"That's a great idea sweetie!" I whispered back
to her. "I never even thought of that. Let's go."
"But we can't leave! The Island Mystic!" Aishims
protested. I slapped my forehead.
"Oh yeah, I totally forgot about him. We'll have
to go and find him..."
"Go on, I'm fine," we twirled around. The Island
Mystic was facing us from the woods. I nodded in a sign of thanks and started
to leave. "Wait."
I spun around again to face the Island Mystic.
Before you go, I have a haiku for you.
Favorite looks thin
yesterday, happy today
like breath smiles before.
"Thanks," I said to the Island Mystic. His haiku
made no sense to me. And from the look on my pet's faces, neither did they.
"C'mon guys, let's go put those Babaas away."
It's been a week since the incident. The whole thing was story was printed
in The Neopian Times. To put it short, Aishims, Floatsims, Ushulims, Usulian,
and I went to the NeoPolice after that and told them about the Babaas. We went
back to the shack but they were gone. I found out from The Neopian Times that
they were captured just a few days ago by a group of Neopets, a Grarrl, a Mynci,
and an Acara.
I've tried to put the adventure in the back of
my mind, and live a normal life again. My pets went back to school a few days
later, after surviving the experience and a couple of visits to the NeoPsychiatrist's
office. Now we lead our normal lives. Sometimes Neopians will walk up to us
on the street and ask "Aren't you those Neopets who nearly got killed by a Babaa
and got saved by the Island Mystic?" Of course we lied and said we hadn't the
faintest clue what they were talking about. But in the back of our minds, we
always know that the memory will always be there.