Spring was in full bloom and the sun shone brightly on
the brick Neopian home. Snow the plushie Bruce had a huge smile on her face
as she got ready for the new day. Today was the day Snow's friend Kaijiki, the
Faerie Kougra, was coming to visit. Snow was extra excited to see her Kougra
friend because they haven't been able to see each other for two whole years.
Kaijiki sadly moved those two years ago, and ever since then they have only
been able to write letters to each other.
Snow rushed down stairs without making her bed
or cleaning her room. Her owner was already setting up welcome back decorations
in the living room. Snow picked up a sparkly pink banner that read 'Welcome
Back Kaijiki!' in big red letters. "Can I help?" Snow asked her owner with pleading
"Oh, hi honey, I didn't see you standing there.
Of course you can help, just be extra careful not to break anything," her owner
said with a grin.
Snow smiled back at her. She couldn't believe
her friend would soon be there, sitting right in the living room she was standing
in. She hurriedly picked the banner back up and started to hang it with a little
of her owners help.
Snow's owner snickered at her little Bruce, she
could sense how excited she was and had never seen her so happy. "What are you
both planning on doing while Kaijiki is here?"
Snow paused for a second, she hadn't thought
of anything yet. "I really don't know… Do you have any ideas?" Snow said hoping
her owner had thought of something.
Her owner winked at her in answer, "Actually,
I have thought of a couple things that we can do while she is here. In fact,
I have a surprise for both of you."
Snow's eyebrows scrunched together in thought.
She had no idea what her owner could possibly be planning. At that moment the
doorbell chimed. Snow darted to the door and opened it with out a second thought.
There standing in front of here was her dearest friend Kaijiki and her owner
Umbreon. Snow and Kaijiki hugged for what seemed like forever. "I've missed
you soooooo much, Kaijiki! Come on, let's go up to my room," Snow said. They
both looked like they were about to burst with happiness.
Both Snow's owner and Umbreon, Kaijiki's owner,
shook there heads with big smiles on their faces. They both walked into the
kitchen to prepare the surprise they had been planning for months.
Upstairs, Snow and Kaijiki played with there
Usuki dolls, oblivious to the plan there owners were concocting. "Snow, want
to do something fun?"
Snow thought for a second, "Um, yeah of course.
What is it?"
Kaijiki's eyes lit up with mischief. "Want to
sneak out?! We can go on our own adventure. Our owners are so dumb, they probably
wont even know were gone."
Snow looked at her friend in shock, "NO WAY Kaijiki!!
Are you nuts? I've run away before… and believe me it isn't fun. Plus our owners
AREN'T DUMB! They will most definitely find out." Snow crossed her arms
in silence. She couldn't believe her friend was thinking about running away,
there was plenty of fun things to do right in her own home.
"You're such a baby. I should have known you
wouldn't do it. Gosh, I don't even know why I came here…"
Snow couldn't believe how mean he was being.
Kaijiki was supposed to be her best friend, and he was treating her so horribly.
Snow's face went from a smile to anger, "I'M NOT A BABY! I like you, Kaijiki,
I just don't want to get in trouble…"
Kaijiki looked as if she was going to scream,
"Fine we wont go… all I wanted to do was have some fun…"
Snow looked at her friend sympathetically. Maybe
she was being a baby, after all, it would just be for a little while.. "Okay…
if it means so much to you…"
Kaijiki grinned from ear to ear and ran up to
hug her friend. "Thanks, Snow! I promise you wont regret it."
As they quietly snuck down the stairs, they could
hear their owners chatting in the kitchen. As Kaijiki slowly opened the door
she whispered to Snow, "This is way too easy, hehehe."
Once they were outside, Snow began to feel a
pit in her stomach. She knew this wasn't right, but she didn't want to hurt
her friend's feelings. As they walked farther and farther away from the little
Neopian home, it seemed to get darker and darker. Finally, Snow felt she had
to say something, "Kaijiki, this isn't much of an adventure. Plus, it's getting
late… don't you think we should start heading back?"
Kaijiki turned around to face Snow with a mad
expression, "No way! We haven't even gone anywhere cool yet. I say we go into
that spooky mansion down the road."
As the words came out of Kaijiki's mouth, Snow
felt a shiver down her spine. "But Kaijiki… that place is haunted. I've heard
many stories of Neopets going in there and never returning. I don't think--"
Kaijiki cut Snow off in mid sentence. "I know,
I know, you don't think we should go," she said in an irritated, mocking voice.
"Well, I want to go, so why don't you just go home? I'll just go by myself!"
Kaijiki started to walk faster towards the haunted
mansion as Snow stood there thinking. "I cant let you go by yourself, wait for
Snow caught up to Kaijiki as they approached
the large iron doors of the mansion. Snow shivered with fear, she looked over
at her friend, who looked as if not one stitch of fear was in her. But in reality,
Kaijiki was extremely scared, she had to stay strong. "Come on, Snow, let's
They slowly walked side by side into the mansion.
All the sudden, a howling sound was heard above their heads. Snow jumped, "What
This time Kaijiki appeared to be frightened.
"I don't know… it… it… it probably was the wind howling, that's all. Come on,
stop being such a baby, let's go upstairs."
Snow shook her head, but reluctantly followed
Kaijiki up the stairs. Once they reached the top, they heard a door creek open
down the hall. Snow's teeth chattered and she couldn't control her fear any
longer. Kaijiki looked over at his friend and realized he had made a big mistake
by coming here. All the sudden, Kaijiki felt a hand on his shoulder. "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!"
He turned around and to his relief it was just
his owner along side Snow's owner. Snow ran into her owner's arms shivering
with fear. Kaijiki started to cry in fear of being in trouble. Kaijiki's owner
shook his head at his Kougra, as Snow's owner started to give Snow a lecture.
"Snow, what have I told you about running away?! Why would you possibly do it
again? Well, I'm just happy Umbreon and I heard you guys leaving and followed
you her, or else who knows what could have happened… let's get out of here."
Snow and Kaijiki looked at each, then they took
each others hand and walked back to the house behind their owner's the whole
way back. Snow's owner seemed to not be as upset as they reached the Neopian
home's door. "Now even though you both don't deserve a surprise after what you
did, we both have a big surprise for you waiting inside. So close your eyes
and we will lead you in."
Both Snow and Kaijiki looked at each other with
big grins, they both closed their eyes and waited for the surprise. Both owners
guided the Neopets into the home. "Now keep them closed… okay, now open!"
"SURPRISE!!!!!" There stood all of Snow and
Kaijiki's greatest friends and a whole bunch of goodies.
Both Neopets were in complete shock. They gave
each other a big hug and promised each other never to do anything silly like
that ever again. The rest of the day they played games, ate cake, and had the
best day ever. After all the guests had left, Snow's owner disappeared into
the kitchen once more. She came back out with two small boxes wrapped in sparkling
purple and blue wrapping, with big curly bows on top. Snow and Kaijiki's eyes
lit up with excitement. Snow's owner handed each Neopet a box and smiled. "Now
open them at the same time."
They both ripped open their boxes. To their
surprise, laid in each box was a silver chain with a friendship heart attached.
Snow noticed there was an engraving on the heart that read, "Snow and Kaijiki
best friends forever." Snow and Kaijiki both ran up to their owners and gave
them big hugs. As they each held their owners in their arms they looked at each
other and winked. Even in the toughest of situations, they still would always
Authors Note: Thank you to all the support I've received from all my Neofriends
and all at the Neopolice guild. Also, big thanks to Umbreon_of_the_moon for
letting me feature him and his pet Kaijiki in my story.