Ketalle, a kind green Shoyru, sits all alone in Neopia Central,
hugging her Angelpuss and her Fuzzle. Now before I continue this sad story, let
me tell you about Ketalle…
“Come on Ketalle, let’s go shopping!” yelled Zaner.
“Coming, coming, let me just get my Neopoints!”
yelled Ketalle back.
The two of them were inseparable, Zaner had come
to Neopia all alone. Zaner was a short girl, about five feet tall with soft
grey eyes and flowing blonde hair. When she arrived in Neopia, she found a small
abandoned egg; it was green and had a little wing symbol on it, when she touched
it, it hatched. A Shoyru, which she named Ketalle, hatched from that egg. As
soon as they could, they looked up Zaner’s friend, Kisa. Kisa gladly allowed
them to stay with her in the Neohome.
They only had to pay a 100 NP a day rent. The
two never went anywhere without the other one. After a day of gathering NP,
and paying Kisa for the day's rent, she asked Ketalle to go shopping with her.
Kisa bought beds for them when they went shopping; they would stay in the petpets
room. Zaner gave her the money for a bed and thanked her again. Since Kisa had
gone with them, Zaner asked Kisa to watch Ketalle for her. Ketalle looked hurt
and Kisa agreed.
“Come on Ketalle, let’s go eat.”
They walked away to the food shop in Mystery
Island, since that’s where they lived. Zaner took a boat back to Neopia Central.
Once there she went to the toy shop and screamed! Before anyone in the shop
knew what was going on, she grabbed something from the shelf, the poor Lupe
shopkeeper, who was restocking at that time, almost fainted.
“I’m sorry, Ms. It’s just my pet would love this,”
Zaner opened her hands slightly to reveal blue fuzz that had yellow stars on
it. “How much?”
“Hmmm, since you seem to be a newbie and you
want it that much, only 2,500 NP.”
“Really?” Zaner asked, the Lupe nodded and Zaner
eagerly handed over the NP and rushed back to Mystery Island to give Ketalle
She found everyone, petpets and pets seated around
Kisa’s table. Kisa had apparently bought Ketalle a petpet, “Look Zan!” Ketalle
holds up the Angelpuss, “Her names Seraphim!” Ketalle had taken to calling Zaner,
“Oh that’s… nice… I suppose.” Zan said, sounding,
Noticing this, Ketalle walked over to Zaner and
noticed she had a nice box with a card on it, “For me? Zan?”
“Yes, for you…” Zaner answered a little coldly.
Ketalle read the card first,
I’m so glad you’re my pet; I hope to never
Ketalle was shocked, she loved Zaner, and she
had just been given something very special from Kisa. How must Zaner feel? How
could Ketalle be so stupid? She slowly opened the box and noticed, THE BEST
GIFT EVER!!!!! It was Ketalle’s favorite type of Fuzzle, a Starry Fuzzle. It
was beautiful. Ketalle was speechless and heartbroken, she had just shown off
Seraphim, and all her owner could afford was a Fuzzle. She couldn't believe
how rude she had been.
“I’m sorry, it’s not real,” Zaner said, tears
running down her face. With her voice shaking she said, “Kisa, thanks for your
hospitality, but I’m not needed here, good… good… goodbye, Ketalle.” Zaner ran
out the door tears flying behind her.
“Zaner wait… please don’t go!” Ketalle shouted.
Crying now, she turned to Kisa, “Kisa any of the money we made you may keep,
I’m going after her, she needs me…” Ketalle started to walk out when Kisa grabbed
“Ketalle, here, at least take this,” Kisa said
handing over a bag of 1,500 NP. “Since she walked out on her own Neopet, you
are considered to be street abandoned. You have no owner, please don’t come
back here without Zaner. I wish you much luck, farewell!”
Ketalle couldn’t believe any of this. All she
did was nod and then fly off, hours later she sat near the money tree crying.
This is where our story begins...
"Oh, Seraphim! It's hopeless, Zan has fled, and we're all alone," Ketalle whined.
All Seraphim did was cry really loud. "Oh, please
don't cry, Seraphim. We have something of Zaner's -- this fuzzle," Ketalle showed
Seraphim the Fuzzle. Seraphim cooed and hugged the Fuzzle.
Ketalle giggled, "Since we're on our own now,
we have to make more money and buy some food." Ketalle stood up, Seraphim in
her arms, an air Faerie backpack on her back and the Fuzzle and 1,500 NP stored
inside. It sure was nice of Kisa to give me this bag, Ketalle thought
Ketalle went to every store in Neopia Central
trying to get a job, finally in the Coffee Shop, the Shoyru shopkeeper took
pity on her, "Poor thing, a street pet, your owner must've been really horrid
-- oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean it like that." The Shoyru shut her mouth and
showed her to the machine, "This," she explained, "is the coffee machine, throw
ingredients in and turn it on, put the cup near the spout and presto! Coffee,
or tea, etc. etc. etc."
Soon, Ketalle had a headache, but she could work
the machine pretty well. Seraphim worked as a table cleaner. In the back of
the Shop there was an empty store room, which her boss had given her to live
in. She had all the food and drinks she needed and she made 500 NP a day.
She was living large, well as large as a street
pet could. She had almost forgotten about her past, but not for long, her past
came back to haunt her, the fateful day Kisa stepped into the Shop. Kisa was
accompanied by a friend, a girl in a long dress, with a scarf around her neck,
her hair was blonde and short, her eyes grey. Shocked Ketalle went over to their
table and said, "Hello, welcome to the Coffee Shop, what will you have?"
"Hello Ketalle, don't you remember me? It's me
Kisa. You work here I see. Well then, I'll have some Mint Tea," Kisa said smiling.
"Oh, yes, I remember you. Hello. And you miss,
what'll you have? Ketalle said smiling back, but on the insides her stomach
The young woman didn't answer her, she just looked
at Ketalle. Tears coming to the girls eyes as she spoke, "So this is what my
Shoyru has been reduced to, a street pet. I'm so sorry, Ketalle."
Too shocked to speak, Ketalle let go of all her
feelings, all the emotions she hid away when Zaner left flowed out of her; she
cried and flew into Zaner's open arms, "You... you're... you're really here.
I missed you so much, Zan. What happened to you?"
"Whoa! Slow down, Ketalle, you'll hurt yourself,
seriously. Well, after I left Kisa's, I had no where to go but home, to my real
home, my home outside of Neopia. I was going to leave forever, but I officially
abandoned you first, so you'd be safe. Then Kisa came running into my room and
shouted at me, 'What are you doing, how could you be so mean and stupid, Zan!'
I just looked at her, and replied, 'I don't know, I felt jealous.' Feeling stupid,
I wandered around here and there for a few days in my world, which here in Neopia
is about a month. Then I found Kisa and we located you. Are you mad?" Zaner
Ketalle pulled away from Zaner, and suddenly
she wasn't sad anymore she was angry, this wasn't her owner, she had no owner,
she was a street pet, who was becoming delusional.
A fire lit in Ketalle's eyes, Zaner noticed and
became confused. Then she understood, Ketalle thought she wasn't really standing
in front of her, and instantly she became upset. She had done this, she had
ruined her pet's life and twisted her mind, she thought she was seeing things.
"Ketalle," was all she could manage to say before she cried. She looked into
Ketalle's eyes, her soft grey eyes shining, "I won't run this time. I'll stay
here to protect you, I'll work beside you until you believe I'm back, okay?"
Ketalle turned her head away angrily, thinking
to herself, I can't believe she'd do this to me... Soon Ketalle realized
she had screamed out loud, "NO! NO, NO, NO! You betrayed me. You left us all
alone. This Fuzzle is all I have left of MY Zaner, who was kind and would never
do this to me. Never ever ever!!!"
"Zaner, what's going... oh!" A small Darigan
Aisha stepped into the Shop, "Zaner, people are staring at us. Ketalle, isn't
it? May we go to the back of the store?"
It dawned on the Shoyru she might loose her job
for distracting all the customers. "I'm very sorry for the interruption, please
enjoy your drinks." She walked to her room in the back, once everyone was crammed
in her room, she shut and locked the door. Pointing to the Aisha she said, "Who
"She, would be me. Can't you be polite? I thought
Zaner taught you better. Anyway, my name is Evil_Kila, call me Keyra, though.
Zaner told me all about you, oh sorry, this is Minion, my Horus. Say hello,
Minion." Keyra said holding up Minion on her arm.
Ketalle frowned and said, "Well, well, well,
Zaner, this is how much you care about me, you get me an evil corrupted sister
with a freaky bird petpet, and you don't care enough to find me first. You used
to be my best friend... now, your my worst enemy. I hate you."
Zaner cried, and Keyra frowned unhappily at her
sister, "Your Angelpuss doesn't seem to hate either of us."
Only then did Ketalle realize Seraphim was in
Zaner's arms cooing. "Traitor," Ketalle muttered under her breath.
"Fine, since you hate us, I will curse you until
you come to your senses and realize how much we care," Keyra said angrily.
Zaner set Seraphim down and stood near Keyra,
but first she took the Fuzzle from Ketalle and handed it to Keyra. Keyra started
What have you done?
have some fun.
This Fuzzle here,
may it live,
show you how,
you life really is.
With that, she threw the Fuzzle at Ketalle and
stalked off, Zaner close behind. Kisa stood there shocked and frowned at Ketalle
and left. Ketalle soon went back to her job after she recovered from the shock.
Days went by and nothing happened, then a month
later her Fuzzle moved and spoke to her in a kindly voice, "Miss Zaner means
well, dearie. You didn't even give her a chance. Now I know you're upset, but
that's no reason to shun someone who cares for you so much."
"Yes, I know, but--" she stopped realizing she
was talking to her Fuzzle! She panicked, "Oh my goodness, you can talk! Am I
"Oh no, dearie, remember Miss Keyra? She gave
me the power to live, it's your curse, and I will forever remind you to follow
your heart and stop trying to convince yourself of untrue things. I can only
speak the truth and I will keep all secrets. Tell me what you feel," the fuzzle
spoke. The last line in a little hypnotic voice.
"Well, before I tell you what I feel, you need
a name, so your name is Skye, okay? Okay, good! Well, now I feel lost, like
I can't find my way, but I don't know where I'm going and... oh! For Adam's
sake! I'm talking to a FUZZLE! "
This conversation went on for another few hours.
Then she realized what she had to do, "SKYE! Skye I wish you didn't have to
leave, I'll miss talking to you, but I'm going home now, and you'll be inanimate
again," Ketalle spoke slowly and somberly.
Then she saw her Angelpuss looking up at her
with its sad eyes. Ketalle knew that her petpet wanted to return with Zaner.
Ketalle nodded, Skye went limp, and Seraphim
flew onto Ketalle's shoulder. Soon they arrived home, Zaner, I believe you.
This thought ran through her head as she searched up Zaner and went looking
for her. I'm coming home! Another thought, then another and more and
more until she was so blinded by thoughts she didn't see in front of her. She
bumped into a sad little Aisha, whose name she knew, it was Keyra, "Keyra! Hi...
what's going on?"
Shocked, Keyra turned around and screamed, "Zaner!
She's back, Zaner don't go! Don't get any sicker please!" Keyra grabbed Ketalle's
hand and dragged her in the house, she set her bag down and shoved her into
Zan's room where Zan was lying on the bed looking frail.
"Is that my Shoyru?" she asked quietly.
"Yes, I'm home," was all Ketalle could say.
"Haha!" Zaner said laughing. After that day, Zaner slowly got better. When
Ketalle came home Zaner had been very sick. The family got back on its feet
slowly, like a baby learning to crawl then walk. Well, this family had forgotten
how to walk and was crawling away, when they remembered how to walk again. They
repaired their lives. Skye had a place of honor in the house and everyone was
You close the book, put down your pen and say, "Those were the good old days."