Main Page Go to Short Stories Go back to Articles Go to Comics Go to Continued Series Go to Editorial Go to New Series

Show All | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 | Week 27 | Week 28 | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 | Week 32 | Week 33 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39 | Week 40 | Week 41 | Week 42 | Week 43 | Week 44 | Week 45 | Week 46 | Week 47 | Week 48 | Week 49 | Week 50 | Week 51 | Week 52 | Week 53 | Week 54 | Week 55 | Week 56 | Week 57 | Week 58 | Week 59 | Week 60 | Week 61 | Week 62 | Week 63 | Week 64 | Week 65 | Week 66 | Week 67 | Week 68 | Week 69 | Week 70 | Week 71 | Week 72 | Week 73 | Week 74 | Week 75 | Week 76 | Week 77 | Week 78 | Week 79 | Week 80 | Week 81 | Week 82 | Week 83 | Week 84 | Week 85 | Week 86 | Week 87 | Week 88 | Week 89 | Week 90 | Week 91 | Week 92 | Week 93 | Week 94 | Week 95 | Week 96 | Week 97 | Week 98 | Week 99 | Week 100 | Week 101 | Week 102 | Week 103 | Week 104 | Week 105 | Week 106 | Week 107 | Week 108 | Week 109 | Week 110 | Week 111 | Week 112 | Week 113 | Week 114 | Week 115 | Week 116 | Week 117 | Week 118 | Week 119 | Week 120 | Week 121 | Week 122 | Week 123 | Week 124 | Week 125 | Week 126 | Week 127 | Week 128 | Week 129 | Week 130 | Week 131 | Week 132 | Week 133 | Week 134 | Week 135 | Week 136 | Week 137 | Week 138 | Week 139 | Week 140 | Week 141 | Week 142 | Week 143 | Week 144 | Week 145 | Week 146 | Week 147 | Week 148 | Week 149

Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 16th day of Awakening, Yr 21
The Neopian Times Week 98 > Continuing Series > Abaddon's Dreams: A Pilgrimage to Another Neopia -- Part Three

Abaddon's Dreams: A Pilgrimage to Another Neopia -- Part Three

by evil__sakura

Abaddon declined Maccy’s offer to join the Coppers. All the Buzz wanted to do at night was sleep. But both of them kept in touch, and they always stirred away from talks about Maccy’s dad.

     It was the week after that incident, and Abaddon had realized he had been writing fictional stories in his journal. They centered around the adventures in his dreams, which he found very odd. They were always linked together. Normal dreams were random.

     But the setting was always the same, with his slumber trips, drifting upon a giant boat with a Lupe and a Lenny. No land in sight, all of the settlements were artificial islands made of metal. Where food was obtained, was a question not needed.

     Abaddon also had a hard time remembering that the Neopians in his dreams, were just not real. He worried for his mental health and requested that he meet a doctor about it. There was a lot of reluctance toward this subject. But his owner would have had to actually say something aloud to protest, so he got his appointment.

     All Abaddon got was the address to his meeting. The place was found in Mystery Island. It was located in a neighborhood that was very near to the beaches. The houses were made of straw and lined on wooden catwalks that spiralled around this small sandy hill.

     To the Buzz, the place seemed a bit average for a psychiatrist’s office. But then again, his owner had always been a cheapskate. He found the hut, and used the Noil shaped ornament on it to knock the door. A silver-coated Lupe creaked the door open. “Are you Abaddon?” he asked.

     Abaddon nodded and entered the office where a red couch laid. Abaddon sat on it, while his psychiatrist sat near a wooden desk. He saw the Lupe sort through several important-looking papers, and finally putting them into a drawer.

     He then took out a clipboard, and watched Abaddon intently. “So tell me about your dreams Abaddon.”

     The Buzz scratched his head. “Well, all I can remember is what happened last night. Since, my master made me drink a whole lot of coffee before coming here. " He reached into his backpack, and took out his journal. “I’m positive that I wrote down what happened, that night.”

     The Lupe wrote a few notes down, and lifted his head to listen. Abaddon opened to his latest entry

***

Zannibar, Maccy, and I, had been drifting for quite a while, and were near death from boredom. So I asked Zannibar about something that I couldn’t ask before. “Hey Zanni, mind telling me what happened in this ‘End’ war.”

     The Lupe appeared hesitant, and nodded happily. “Sure, now how did it go again... oh yeah!” His face suddenly became overshadowed, and he talked in a stern and solid voice.

***

A few years ago, the night sky filled up with strange images. The colors and patterns all seemed to have illustrated a great battle above our heads. But this was of truth, for a creature of foreign origin was trying to break through Neopia’s protective barrier.

     The sky became a perpetual black, and we all held our breath on the battle’s outcome. But he did not lose, and then that dreadful day finally came. “End” as we deem him to this day, shot out of the sky like a raging meteor.

     The night sky followed along with his impending evil, leaving alone an empty purplish color above our heads. He splashed into the sea literally becoming one with it. His first victim was the Mystery Island. End caused a huge tidal wave that engulfed the island in one fell swoop. He absorbed the whole island into his watery being.

     Of course the Neopians didn’t want any of this to continue, so they all formed a huge army. One led by the strongest of warriors known. Everyone gave their best, and they triumphantly won against the beast.

     But the victory was bittersweet, in revenge of the final blow End self-destructed. Only a few of the brave warriors survived the onslaught. His waves absorbed nearly all the lands that covered Neopia leaving only a few patches of deserts. The world of Neopia became nothing more than a huge water ball.

***

It was then I interrupted with a question. “Zannibar, are you willing to tell me that this entire planet is just water?”

     “Just water.”

     “What happened to all the worlds? Tyrannia, Meridell, Neopia Central?”

     “All gone... absorbed into End before he disappeared into nothingness. It’s said that he still resides in our world but in a different form. “

     “How many Neopians are still present?” I asked.

     “The Neopets... and Petpets. "

     There was a long pause. “What about the owners?”

     “They all disappeared along with End... ” Zannibar appeared hurt. “I’ve heard rumors that some are still around, but I don’t believe these tales. Now come on, let me continue with the story.”

***

Supposedly, End’s influence had caused several mutations on our world. The faeries turned into the living boats we sail in, and scraps of metal left from ruined cities formed into metallic settlements. Also, it seems that each sea has its own distinctive trait.

***

“And that’s when I ‘woke up’,” explained the Buzz, who neatly closed his book. The psychiatrist was holding his pencil stiffly. As if he hadn’t been writing anything down the whole time the story was being told.

     He raised a brow and asked Abaddon. “What do you mean by that?”

     Abaddon took a long sigh. “Well that’s my problem doc. All my dreams are attached, like some sort of series of stories. I sleepwalk a lot because of these dreams. Heck, I tampered with all the art supplies in my room last night, and made a huge mess! And you know what? The images I painted on the walls actually looked like something... I took a picture and pasted it along with my latest journal entry. Look.”

     The plushie reopened his book and showed the snapshot of the painting. “I think it’s supposed to be the monster from Zannibar’s story.”

     The doctor nibbled on the eraser tip of his pencil then laughed. “You certainly have quite the imagination Abaddon. Now, don’t think that I’m thinking you’re crazy, it’s just that I feel that maybe your taking these dreams too seriously. This probably explains why they’re occurring so much and the sleepwalking. "

     Abaddon nodded and sighed, “Yea, maybe that’s just it. "

     The psychiatrist gave the Buzz a sympathetic look. “Hey if your still having problems, you can always come back here. " Abaddon smiled weakly at the Lupe, and closed the door behind him.

     No one was home when Abaddon opened the door. His owner must have went to work in the factory early. The Buzz walked up into his room where he was set aback with something new. A green Zafara plushie was leaning besides the sewing box.

     He picked up the new plushie. It was one size too small. Abaddon sighed and looked up at the ceiling. “You’re not helping." He was referring to his owner.

     Oddly enough the little plushie reminded him of Clover. He smiled at the small thing, and decided to give it a very basic design. Blue jeans and a white shirt with the sleeves torn off, then he got a grey plaid cloth. It was grey with horizontal blue stripes, and red vertical stripes. The Buzz made the cloth into a nice sleeveless jacket. But when Abaddon was done, he felt that the little thing was missing something.

     He then got some yarn and started weaving a tiny scarf with a blue and orange pattern. One that was just the right size to go around the plushie’s neck perfectly. “You’re a cute little girl aren’t you?” he said aloud to the toy.

     Girl!?!

     There he went again taking everything so seriously. Abaddon shook his head and spaced away from the plushie. “Maybe it wouldn’t be such a good idea to bring any of you guys along.” He was referring to his all of his plushies. He put his backpack on and slowly closed the door of his room.

     The Lenny, Lupe and the little green Zafara glared at him with their little plastic eyes. He quickly slammed the door and ran out of his home.

     After he ran out of his neighborhood and into another one, Abaddon noticed something. “Hey, isn’t this Clover's neighborhood?” The Buzz decided that maybe it was a good time to talk with his co-worker.

     The apartment buildings seemed quaint and a lot of the folks seemed really nice. Clover’s neighborhood was very peaceful. The Buzz pondered on why the Zafara would spend so much time away from it with work.

     Suddenly, he heard some loud noises and ran toward them. The sounds were very familiar to ones of brawls, or worse yet, a beating. The Buzz peered into an alley that was in-between two large building. The sounds came from this alley and the Buzz cautiously hid behind a garbage can.

     A large group would easily over power him, so hiding was the wise thing to do at that moment. When he finally got a clear sight of the scene, the Buzz scowled in disgust. It appeared to be two Zafaras beating on a little Zafara pup.

     But it wasn’t really a pup, it was Clover! The Buzz took off his backpack and held in his right hand like a weapon. He slowly walked toward the group, his eyes in a vengeful gaze.

To be continued...

Previous Episodes

Abaddon's Dreams: A Pilgrimage to Another Neopia--Part One

Abaddon's Dreams: A Pilgrimage to Another Neopia--Part Two

Abaddon's Dreams: A Pilgrimage to Another Neopia -- Part Four

Abaddon's Dreams: A Pilgrimage to Another Neopia -- Part Five


Search :
Other Stories

Fates Entwined: Part One
“Gretana,” he spoke tenderly, his eyes darting to the two tiny bundles, “you know that this is what we must do, don’t you? This is the right thing.”

by tdyans


Somebody's Waiting to Take You Home: Part One
Jem leaned gently over the edge of the cardboard box and waved as the last Blue pup was carried away by a skipping and happy girl.

by missjessiegirl


The Missing Gelert: Part One
"I gave you money to buy chocolate! You didn't have to steal it!"

by buddy33774


Dragon Thieves: Assassin Integrity -- Part Two
"Well, we're in a desert, so I don't think we can just find the local mall and get it done," she finally said, "but we can always do it the old-fashioned way."

by child_dragon


Truth of Faeries: Part Two
"The proper name for me and my kind is 'Night Faerie'. 'Dark Faerie' is nothing but malicious propaganda."

by shimmering_aurora


Neopets | Main | Articles | Editorial
Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series | Search