MysticDream was an only pet, thus she was spoilt rotten
. Her owner, Ashley, was no different. Ashley had won the jackpot at the Scratchcard
so many times, and the same with the Lottery. Coltzan had granted her millions
of Neopoints, and whenever she went to Tombola, she always got at least one codestone.
They lived in the most expensive place -- Merridell. Ashley and MysticDream had
built up a huge castle, showing all their wealth and glory.
Mystic was padding along the marble floors,
wondering what to do. She looked outside of a window and spotted some Neopets
playing outside. She hissed as she stared out into the grassy field. "Ugh look
at them, Diamond!" She glanced over at her Kadoatie. "They're playing outside!
Don't they care whether their coats get all dirty and messed up?" It was just
then that one of her butlers came from behind and tapped her on the shoulder.
"Madam, your owner would like a word with you,"
he said to the cloud Gelert.
"Okay, I'm coming," responded Mystic, who was
now leaving her spot at the window.
A few moments later, she had arrived in the parlour,
where Ashley was sitting, drinking some tea.
"What do you want to talk about, Ash?" Mystic
inquired. Ashley set the cup of tea down onto the marble table in front of her
and pulled out two boxes. She handed them to Mystic.
"Well you see, I was out shopping when I came
across these. Here, open them!" Mystic took off the lid of the biggest box first.
Inside there was a beautiful diamond collar, shinning brightly. Mystic's eyes
were dazzled; it was one of the most stunning collars she'd ever laid eyes upon!
She signaled to the butler, who delicately slipped the collar on for her. Then
she opened the smaller box. Inside was a collar that was exactly like hers,
Ashley explained, "That one is for Diamond."
Mystic carefully put the collar on her petpet,
who was now beaming with joy.
"I saw these collars, and I immediately thought
of you, Mystic!" Ashley clarified. "So… What do you think?"
"It's lovely!" Mystic smiled.
"Now you run along and play!" Ashley said.
Mystic treaded over to her bedroom. The walls
were covered in pictures, the shelves were full of items and trophies and her
bed was the rare Heart-Shaped Bed. Mystic flumped on the bed and looked up at
the ceiling where a gorgeous chandelier hung. Diamond was sitting on the windowsill
inside the house when a ball came hurtling in from outside. It landed at bottom
edge of the wall outside. Mystic jumped at the noise, but then walked over and
looked through the window to see what had happened. She glanced around and saw
that a red Aisha girl threw the ball. She didn't notice Mystic at first, and
then she saw her.
"Oh, I'm so very sorry Miss MysticDream! I didn't
mean to step on your property! I was just trying to get my ball back so my friends
and I can play Neoball!" she said weakly.
Mystic was about to answer when the Aisha ran
away, back to her friends. She sighed. "Why does everyone fear me, Diamond?"
Diamond raised her head and gave Mystic a sassy
look. Mystic slammed her fists on the windowsill making Diamond jump.
"You're right Diamond! Why shouldn't they be
afraid? After all, I am MUCH richer than these peasants! I don't know how we'd
live without money, Diamond!" She picked up Diamond; that Kadoatie was her only
friend in the world, besides Ashley of course.
"I'm bored!" Mystic complained to Ashley, who
was sorting out some important paperwork to enter Mystic in the beauty contest.
Ashley placed her pen down and looked at her Gelert.
"Well... why don't you play a game? Maybe even
read a magazine?" Mystic sighed. "Alright, I'll see if the fashion magazine
is here." As Mystic walked down the long corridor, she started to talk to herself.
"I don't get it; I'm one of the richest pets in the world, yet I'm not happy!
I don't have any friends, and my owner's always WAY too busy to spend time with
me!" Her ears drooped down low as she entered her bedroom. Picking up the newspaper,
she began to flip threw the pages. When she saw an page that said "More and
more Neopets starving out in the streets! We need more people to adopt! Please,
don't create! In other news, the Soup Faerie has been awfully busy lately. Neopets
and their owners have lined up all the way from the Bookstore in order to get
free food. Ms. Soup Faerie asks you-the kind people of Neopia-to please help
her at the kitchen! Volunteer and make a difference! Thank you." Mystic put
down the paper, sickened.
"Boy... I'm glad I'm not them! I can't even believe
they would ask for help! Yeah right, like I'm going to help and get my paws
all dirty!" She yawned and checked her clock. "Oh my, it's 9:00pm! I better
get to bed! Goodnight, Diamond." The Kadoatie jumped up onto the bed, curled
up in a ball, and fell fast asleep.
Mystic had a restless night. She dreamt that
Ashley had lost all her money, and they had to live on a farm, growing beans
that would die every summer. She jumped out of her bed with a loud scream that
woke Diamond up. The Kadoatie leapt up and grabbed at the chandelier with her
claws. Mystic was sweating like crazy. She carefully got out of the bed and
headed towards the bathroom, her whole body shaking. She splashed icy-cold water
on her face to revive her from her terrible nightmare. "Whew! That was some
nightmare! But it could never happen! After all, Ash has so many Neopoints,
that... that... She could buy all of Neopia!" Mystic exclaimed proudly. She
slipped under the envelope of her sheets and dozed off.
The next morning, she woke up to the sound of
someone crying. Her ears rose up as she picked up the sound; it was Ashley!
Oh my! Mystic thought. I hope everything's alright! She raced
down the hall, almost knocking over some very expensive piece of pottery from
the Lost Desert. She came to a sudden halt in the parlour to see the whole room
looking much different than it had looked before. The rugs, furniture, paintings,
pottery, everything had been striped out of its original spot and was being
carried out by some Jetsam movers. Sitting on the bare floor in the middle of
the room was Ashley. Endless tears were flowing from her eyes and hitting the
floor, making a big puddle around the girl, and her face was deadly pale. Mystic
slowly walked over to her owner.
"Ash... What happened?" she softly inquired.
Ashley raised her head and looked straight into the Gelert's big blue worried
"Mystic... we were robbed this afternoon, I found
all my Neopoints and items were gone!" Mystic glanced over at her Kadoatie,
who was now shaking with fear. Mystic picked up her petpet and cradled Diamond
in her arms. "We're going to have to move, Mystic. I can't afford our house
anymore." She glanced around at the bare room before she spoke again. "We'll
have to move into Neopia."
To be continued...