A pirate Aisha stood outside the Golden Doubloon. He longed
to go in and have a grog, but there was something more important for him outside.
The Aisha managed to go to the Golden Dubloon without his petpet Puppyblew. He
didn’t even see Joeblues when he left.
Methos5 spotted a shadow coming closer to him.
He drew the sword that was around his waist. The shadow then became the shape
of a mutant Grundo. “I hopped you’d show.” The voice had an eerie grumble to
Methos5 suppressed a laugh, “I didn’t really
have a choice in the matter, did I?” he spoke with his Adam and Donna-like accent.
He then put away the sword.
The Grundo smiled also. “He wants to see you.
Very tricky, you becoming a pirate Aisha.”
“So, the good doctor has finally found me. Well,
we mustn’t keep him waiting.” The pirate Aisha followed the Grundo to a spaceship
floating on the water. At least space travel doesn’t make me sick,
It didn’t take the ship long to reach the Virtupets
Space Station. The Grundo showed Methos5 to a room. “Go inside and wait,” he
told the Aisha. Methos5 sat down. He then remembered the last time he was in
“We have been good friends for a very very long
time haven’t we General Methos5?” Dr. Sloth told a mutant Grundo.
“Yes, sir,” the Grundo said. He had a Donna and
Adam-like accent. The mutant Grundo also had a sword around his waist.
“Yes, you even helped me take over your home
world. I think of my whole army you are the most ruthless, cunning and power-hungry.
I see a lot of me in you. That is why I have picked you for a very important
Methos5 saluted his master. “Anything you want
Doctor. We shall destroy Neopia!”
“I want you do become a blue un-mutated Grundo.
Then you will be adopted by Immortalmina. She has a pet Aisha named Artemisluv.
You must stop the Aisha from ever taking reign on Neopia’s Moon Kreludor. Is
this mission understood?” Dr. Sloth explained.
Methos5 saluted once more. “Yes sir! Your wish
is my command!”
“You are dismissed. I’m counting on you, General
Methos5 was shocked back to the present when
the door opened. A figure in a black cloak stepped inside. The green man then
sat behind a desk.
“It’s been a long time hasn’t it General Methos5?”
Dr. Sloth said.
Methos5 looked at the doctor with a cold stare.
“Not long enough if you ask me.”
“What?! How dare you talk to me like that! I
own you!” yelled Dr. Sloth. Methos5 just grinned. He was no longer scared of
his old master.
“You do not own me any longer. I’m afraid Immortalmina
does,” Methos5 shot back.
“That may be true, but you are still one of my
minions whether you like it or not. Now tell me, have you found a fault in Artemisluv?
Did you stop her yet?”
Methos5 frowned. From the moment that he met
Artemisluv he had sworn not to go on with Dr. Sloth’s plan. He didn’t want to
do anything that would hurt her or the others he had met. That is why he wanted
to be transformed into an Aisha and then painted pirate. He wanted to be unrecognizable
to Dr. Sloth.
“It’s too late. The Guardians have already found
her. It’s only a matter of time now,” Methos5 spat.
This was not the answer Dr. Sloth hopped for.
“You did not do your job. I should have known. Once you became an Aisha you
became warped. Well, what if I change you back to your true form? That should
“No!” Methos5 yelled and drew his sword. “You’ll
have to force me!”
Dr. Sloth began to laugh. “I knew there was still
the General left in you. You still feel it, don’t you? The power? You may look
like a pirate Aisha but deep down you are still a mutant Grundo! This will help
you see.” Sloth bent down under his desk and pulled out a pirate Puppyblew.
The Puppyblew was bound and gagged.
“No, not Joeblues! How could you?” Methos5 face
became hot. He loved that Puppyblew more than anything.
“Meet me tonight outside the Golden Doubloon.
Bring with you the soon-to-be-Moon-Goddess.”
“If I don’t?” asked the Aisha through clenched
Dr. Sloth began to laugh again. “I’ll make sure
the Puppyblew awakens a hungry Turmaculus! Now go!”
Methos5 left the room and was met by the same
mutant Grundo. “Home, Sam.” Methos5 joked. The Grundo snorted and then took
the Aisha back to Krawk Island.
“Remember what your orders are. If they are not
met you will have to find a new petpet!”
“I understand. Unlike you I have brain cells.”
The Grundo looked confused. He scratched his head and the took the spaceship
back to the Station.
Methos5 walked slowly home. He didn’t know what
to do. He couldn’t hurt Artemisluv, but he didn’t want to hurt Joeblues either.
Once in the Neohome he went straight to his room.
Inside he found one of the Moon Goddess Guardians. It was Mordecia_ the brown
Lenny. The Lenny had on a pair of Light Footed Lenny Boots, a Dazzling Steel
Lenny Sword on his back and a gold crescent moon birthmark on his beak. Morry
was reading books. After he had read one the book would disappear in puff of
colored smoke. His petpet grey Cirrus Silver Lining was floating above him.
“Good afternoon, Methos5,” Morry said once he
noticed the pirate Aisha.
Methos5 fell onto his bed. He didn’t even hear
the Lenny. He was just so confused.
“What’s going on? You’re not yourself,” Morry
“I’ve had a very bad day,” was all Methos5 could
find to say. His mind was still trying to solve his dilemma.
The door then flew open. “You left without one
of us?” It was Zerendipity_ the Christmas Zafara. The Zafara had on a white
leather uniform that looked like Koya the Korbat Huntress’. She also had on
her back a quiver of Forest Arrows and a bow and a Rugged Zafara Short Sword
on her side. She had a gold crescent moon birthmark on her right wing. On her
shoulder sat her petpet Batterfly Karma.
“Yes, I’m sorry, love,” he told her.
Zerindipity frowned. “Remember what happened
with Spike? You could have gotten hurt. We can protect you too!” Methos5 nodded
yes. Zerendipity shook her head and left the room.
“We will, you know,” Morry agreed.
“Thanks, mate.” Methos5 got off the bed and left
the room. He walked down the hall until he saw Chaney_Talbot. Chaney was a Halloween
Lupe. He wore a black biker jacket and jeans that were too small and torn. The
Lupe also had a Iron Lupe Sword on his side. He had a gold crescent moon scar
on his left palm.
“Can I speak to Artemisluv?” the Aisha asked
Chaney who was standing in front of her door.
“Of course!” the Lupe then moved out of the way.
Methos5 entered the room to find a desert Aisha
sitting on the floor. She had on a white toga and had a gold crescent moon on
her forehead. In her lap was an Angelpuss.
“If this is a bad time, I can come back.”
“No, Lunaangel is just sleeping. I didn’t feel
like moving her. What’s going on, Methos5? Did the Pink Lenny do something funny?”
Methos5 sat on her bed. He felt the soft bedspread.
A tear fell from his non-eye patched eye. Artemisluv saw this and got up from
the floor. She sent Lunaangel flying. Artemisluv looked at him and then hugged
“I forgive you. Don’t worry about it. We are
all your friends. We will never let anything happen to you.” She spoke as if
she knew what he was thinking. Methos5 felt very confused. How could she?
“I don’t understand?” He managed to say.
“The letter you got today through Neomail, I
read it. Sorry. Anyway, whatever happens we will always be there for you just
like you have always been there for us.” Artemisluv hugged him again and then
kissed him on the cheek.
“Now I know what to do. Thanks, love,” Methos5
told Artemisluv. She smiled.
Methos5 left her room and found a spotted Aisha
sitting in the living room with his petpet brown Snowbunny. “I have a favor
to ask you Emerald__Weapon.” EW smiled.
That night Methos5 approached the Golden Doubloon.
He had with him a mutant Korbat named Spike_aka_bigbad. Spike had on a spiked
collar and Korbat Tail Spike. He had a red scar over his left eyebrow and a
red X scar on both sides of his right wing. The Korbat was eating a Poisonous
Lollipop. Behind them was an Aisha in a white hooded cloak with gold trim.
Dr. Sloth was waiting with the poor Puppyblew
in his hands. He smiled knowing the hooded figure must have been Artemisluv.
“I knew you would do what I ordered. I see you
got one of my creations to help!” Dr. Sloth said.
“Me? This was an accident mate,” Spike said in
an accent much like Methos5's.
The hooded figure began to walk closer to Sloth.
Sloth smiled and let the Puppyblew go. The Puppyblew ran and jumped onto Methos5.
Joeblues licked his face.
Just then the hooded figure threw off the hood.
Underneath was the spotted Aisha Emerald__Weapon. He had in his paws a familiar
brown whip. Methos5 put down Joeblues and drew his sword. Around the corner
came Zerendipity with her bow and arrows ready to fire and Morry with his sword
Also came _A_J_Rimmer_ the brown Grundo. He was
dressed in a white dress shirt that had a gold crescent moon on the upper left
arm, brown tie with a gold crescent moon near the bottom, khaki pants and black
combat boots. He had a white H on his forehead. He called himself a “holopet”
due to his accident with a Rainbow Swirly Potion that made him unable to touch
or be touched. Rimmer was with his petpet Diddler Holly. The Grundo had his
hands in a karate like pose. He was shaking.
Dr. Sloth just laughed at the sight of Rimmer.
He recognized Rimmer and knew he wasn’t a threat.
“I’m sorry, Dr. Sloth, but I’m not the same pet
you used to know. I’ve changed. Not only on the outside, but the inside, as
well. I will never let you hurt my friends!” shouted Methos5.
“Good move, Methos5! That’s why you were my best
General. Artemisluv and you have not seen the last of me!” With that, Sloth
got into his spaceship and left.
Back at the Neohome, Chaney was guarding the
door with his petpet Droolik, Merton. Immortalmina and Artemisluv were watching
the Pink Lenny out the window. He was dressed in full armor.
“Why did you dress him like that, Chaney?” asked
“We didn’t, he dressed himself. He said it was
getting dangerous around here,” the WereLupe explained. Artemisluv and Immortalmina
shared a glance and then laughed.