It's the Eyes...
A cold wind blew by, rippling through the soft, pink fur
of a Cybunny. She flapped her decorated faerie wings once before she resumed her
walking. The sky was draped in the gray form of clouds, hinting at the coming
of rain. She pulled her cloak tighter as another chilling wind whistled past her.
In her left paw, she held a bag of Neopoints, and
her grip was strong upon this bag. She knew that within this parcel were the
items which would help ease her solitude; it would bring more joy in her lonely
life, and it would give her a loving friend. Tightening her grip, the Faerie
Cybunny quickened her pace along the streets of Neopia Central, which were empty
of all Neopians except herself, but this did not bring any doubting thoughts
into her mind, for her head was already filled with loving thoughts of what
was to become her new friends. Taking in a deep breath, the Faerie Cybunny hugged
the bag of Neopoints even closer to her body as these friendly thoughts entered
Shivers rippled through her body as another cold wind
passed, and she pulled the cloak even tighter about her shoulders. She glanced
to her left, staring into the windows of warm, heated shops filled with hot
cups of borovan and luscious baskets of bread that steamed, but she fought the
ever growing pain in her stomach and lumbered on. It took her nearly forever
to make all the required Neopoints that she would exchange for her friend, and
she wasn't about to go off and spend it on gourmet meals that would ease her
The Faerie Cybunny glanced upwards at the cloud inhabited
sky before she threw down her eyes once more. Above her, the skies were too
dark and saddening to gaze at, and she did not want to accompany this day with
thoughts of bleakness melancholy. She rounded a bend and turned into a dark
road bordered with tall, looming trees that blocked out the mortifying sky.
This, however, did not ease her tension. Instead, it made the stress within
her mind mount even higher.
"Almost there, Kat, just keep walking... we're almost
there," the Faerie Cybunny whispered to herself as she finally caught a glimpse
of the pink facade before her. As she came closer, she smelled the familiar
scent of newly baked Snowbunny loaves, and her mouth watered as the smell drifted
into her nostrils. The moment she was within seeing distance of this certain
shop, she caught glimpses of white, blue, green, and pink Snowbunnies through
the windows that were wonderfully decorated with many Snowbunny stamps and TCG's.
She pulled the bag of Neopoints closer to her heart and began to run towards
this heart-warming building.
"Hello, m'dear," a raspy voice whispered, causing
Kat to stop dead in her tracks. She looked at the origin of the voice, and saw
a hunched-over green Zafara standing at the doorway of a dreary looking shop.
She was only a few feet away from her destination, but Kat did not want to be
rude to this elderly looking Neopian, so she decided to reply.
"Hello back to you, miss," Kat said uncertainly as
her eyes drifted over this certain character. The green Zafara was draped in
suspicious, black clothing, and her face was veiled by the darkness within her
hood. Two gleaming eyes loomed out of one of the folds in her cloak, and Kat
caught a glimpse of pink fur as she squinted at this mysterious, immobile object.
"Please, call me Ena, m'dear, and what may your name
be?" Ena whispered back at Kat in a sickeningly sweet voice.
"My... my name's Kat, Miss Ena," Kat said back and
took a step backwards; she felt incredibly uncomfortable in this Zafara's presence.
Her eyes, however, were still upon the hidden object upon Ena's paws, and it
seemed as if Ena noticed her stare, for she withdrew the pink object from the
folds of her clothes and presented it to Kat.
"What is it?" Kat asked as she stared at the revealed
creature. It was quite small, and pink, with a tuft of fur as a tail. It's hands
and feet were incredibly minute, and it had an enormously large nose. A pair
of teeth glinted at Kat as it turned it's head and stared at her.
"Tis, m'dearest Kat, a Meepit..." Ena whispered and
took a step closer to Kat. "It's a special little petpet, this here Meepit."
"Why is it special?" Kat asked Ena, but her eyes were
still glued upon the Meepit's unnatural stare.
"Take a little guess, my darling," Ena said back with
a snicker. "I'll tell you when you've guessed correctly."
Kat nodded in response, but her eyes unmovingly held
the Meepit's gaze. She tried to desperately think about what was special about
this certain petpet, but not a thought entered her mind. Instead, all she could
think about were the Meepit's eyes. They just stared at her, and stared, and
stared, and stared... it didn't flinch, it didn't blink, all it did was just
gaze into Kat's rigid eyes.
"Is it... the teeth?" Kat said, her eyes still planted
upon the Meepit. "Is it the teeth?"
"No, m'dear, tis not the teeth which makes the Meepit
special..." Ena said with a chuckle. "Keep on guessing, deary."
"It's... it's got to be the ears, right, Ena?" Kat
chuckled nervously as another cold wind drifted by. Her eyes flinched at the
sudden invasion of air, but the Meepit held his gaze.
"Not the ears, not the ears," Ena said. "Continue
guessing, it's quite fun."
"Is it... is it the tail?" Kat chattered back as her
eyes started to tear up. The strain upon them was unbearable, but Kat refused
to blink. "It has to be the tail..."
"I'm sorry, my lovely Kat, but it isn't the tail..."
Ena spookily said back. "Would you like to give in, or would you like to make
just one more ickle guess?"
"One more guess... please..." Kat whispered as she
felt her eyes start to flicker and flutter. Tears continued to stream down her
face, but she refused to blink. The Meepit continued to stare as if this was
the most natural thing in the world.
"Okay, Kat, guess away," Ena said with a laugh. "Guess
away, guess away..."
"It's the eyes..." Kat said in a triumphant voice
and finally broke her staring contest with the Meepit. "It's the eyes... it
has to be the eyes..."
At these words, Ena gave out a sickening laugh as
she tilted her head back and declared her joy to the depressing world. "Close,
my dear... very close, but not exactly close enough..."
"What is so special about the Meepits!" Kat cried
and hastily took up the folds of Ena's clothing, pulling the green Zafara until
their eyes were centimeters apart. "Tell me..." she said shakily. Although she
knew that this certain act was quite rude, for some odd reason, her head was
just exploding with the suspense... she needed to know this reason...
A smile drifted upon Ena's lips, and she quickly pulled
herself away from Kat's wavering hold. "I will tell you... my dear," she whispered
at Kat, her eyes twinkling with the burning secret, "but... there is a price..."
"Name it," Kat said determinedly, and another sickening
smile drifted upon Ena's face...
The skies overhead were filled with the deepest clouds which echoed it's declaration
of sadness to the world, and gusts of dark winds bore down from the world and
attacked the inhabitants of Neopia with it's biting cold. Along a certain street
of Neopia Central, a Blue Blumaroo hopped along, his heart bursting with zest
and satisfaction untainted by the dull world. His eyes were filled with mirth
and happiness, and in his hands he clutched a bag of Neopoints. Ahead of him
loomed the face of a shop which seemed to be filled with warmth, for within
the windows glowed the heat of it's interior as it teased at the dreary day
outside. The moment the Blumaroo caught sight of this shop's facade, he gave
a cry of joy and started to hop faster towards it, his mind filled with loving
images of the Pirate Snowbunny which he claimed just months before this current
"Excuse, my dear," a sweet voice echoed into the mind
of the Blumaroo, instantaneously stopping him in his tracks.
The Blumaroo withdrew his gaze from the shop ahead
and turned towards the voice. He saw what seemed to be a Cybunny draped in the
thickest veils of the deepest cloth, it's face hidden by the hood of it's clothing
while it's clear, dark eyes gleamed up at him. He cleared his throat at this
unusual sight, but quickly regained his composure. "Hi there, miss!" he said
back in a cheerful tone.
"Please, please just call me Kat," the Cybunny said
in a nauseatingly sugared voice as she withdrew a little pink petpet out of
the folds of her cloak. "Do you know what's so special about this Meepit?" she