Dieter held paws with his new owner, who had just recently
picked out the cute Polarchuck from the winter petpets shop, and were on their
way home. Suddenly, a terrible thing happened.
Neopets screamed and ran for cover, protecting
all their important belongings or dragging them inside their igloos. Dieter
and his owner stood baffled in the center of Happy Valley. A cold chill swept
over their backs and bit their necks harder than Von Roo upon the neck of his
prey. That's when it hit them; literally. A cold gush of wind blew harder than
a sick Meuka and shook the trees, which still gripped the snowy depths with
Dieter's owner grabbed him and hugged him close
to his body as he crouched low so that the wind wouldn't blow either of them
away. Snow started to fall rapidly from the cloudy sky, blinding their views.
Yet, they still hung on. Yelling through the storm, Dieter's new owner said,
"We must find shelter until this blizzard pulls over!" Dieter nodded his head,
but of course, his owner didn't see.
So, picking both of themselves up from the ground,
Dieter and his owner struggled fiercely against the wind and snow to find a
bit of shelter. After what seemed hours of trudging through the frozen snow,
they miraculously found a cave where they could hide until the worst of the
storm was over. The fell down on the stone flooring, catching their breath and
trying to warm themselves up.
"I'll go explore the back part of the cave to
make sure it's safe," Dieter's owner said, patting his new petpet on the head.
"You stay here. I'll be right back."
Dieter did as he was told, for he was a good
little Polarchuck. He sat and sat, waited and waited, minute after minute. Then,
he heard his owner's voice. "Hey, I think I found something! Come here Dieter!"
With a smile upon his furry white face, Dieter
waddled to the back of the cave towards his owner's voice. But then, his Polarchuck
ears twitched suddenly. Dieter lifted his button nose and gazed at the ceiling.
He squealed and ran back a ways away just as the top of the cave collapsed in
front of his feet. He wiped his brow with a phew as he could've been squashed
by all the snow that fell through.
Then he realized it; his owner was trapped behind
all of the snow! He squealed frantically as he heard his owner's voice once
more. "Don't worry Dieter! I'll dig myself out!" Dieter stopped panicking for
a second and waited patiently for his owner's head to stick out. After but a
few moments, his owner said some more. "It's too deep for me! Dieter, you'll
after to dig me out! Polarchucks are known for their excellent digging claws!"
Dieter looked down at his sharp black claws and sighed. If his owner was in
trouble, only HE could save him in time!
Taking the plunge, Dieter leapt into the heaping
pile of snow and tried to dig through the snow with his mighty Polarchuck digging
claws. But, since he was still young for a Polarchuck, his claws grew tired
after but a few digs of snow. He stepped back and looked over the barrier once
more. Just then, as he stuck his tongue out in his thinking process, a little
heap of snow fell onto his tongue. As if by instinct, he pulled his pink tongue
in his mouth and swallowed the frozen water. He licked his lips in delight as
his eyes grew wide with an idea.
Opening his mouth, he began to chomp on the snow.
To his surprise, it didn't feel that cold in his mouth! And it was quite tasty,
too. He kept up his process by chomping more and more on the delectable icy
water. His belly grew full after a while and it felt like he could just explode.
In the corner of his big eye, he saw it; A Bloat-B-Gone! He waddled as fast
as his fat Polarchuck legs could carry him as he drank the bottle dry and burped
with delight. How handy he was to have found one of those in this pile of sludge!
He just hoped that he wouldn't find a nasty yellow snow surprise on his tongue!
So, he puffed out his chest and started to munch
away on the snow once more, now that his belly was empty and rumbling uncontrollably.
His stomach grew wider as he proceeded through the maze of snow, and it was
beginning to be harder and harder to find one of those Bloat-B-Gone. He spotted
one just in time but, to his dismay, it was guarded by a dangerous snow worm,
who was still trapped in his ice prison. Sucking up some bravery, Dieter tiptoed
as quietly as a Miamouse around the slumbering beast. And grabbed the medicine
as quickly and quietly as he could.
Slurp, slurp, slurp. Dieter drank the
Bloat-B-Gone and watched as his tummy grew lighter and lighter with each sip.
Satisfied, he let out a long, echoing burp. To his surprise, his burp was louder
than he thought. It bounced of the cave's stone walls, crushing snow around
him and three snow worms, including the one that he was right beside. The snow
worms spat angrily, turned their snakelike bodies back and force, narrowed their
eyes upon Dieter whom they promised they would catch him for waking up their
Panicking now, Dieter turned his head this way
and that, hoping for an exit. The snow worms were creeping up on him just as
the poor Polarchuck spotted the resting area between each new pile of snow.
It could not have been missed for it was made of pure ice, and shone brightly,
even through the dark depths of the cave and snow. So, Dieter opened his mouth
and began to chew rapidly on the delicious 'food', racing towards that shiny
ice shard. The snow worms almost grasped his tail between their ice-shard-like
teeth when Dieter plunged out of the snow and onto that resting place.
His belly was immediately cured of the bloating
and with a huff and a puff, he set forth on his journey once more. As he bit
through each new chuck of snow, his mind focused on getting to the end of the
great snow barrier and into his owner's warm arms. He would bring him back through
the tunnel he made with his jaws, and out into Happy Valley, where they would
go home, safe and sound. He was so busy thinking about how nice it would be
to be sitting by a warm fire inside his new home when he heard a growl and hiss
behind him. He stopped his munching and looked above him.
Gadzooks! He had accidentally dug out a humongous
snow worm from its icy barrier. It was now squirming angrily towards the brave
Polarchuck, but with instant ingenuity, Dieter munched on a couple of snow blocks
next to him, then causing a chain reaction on other snow blocks, resulting in
the snow worm being crushed by thousands of kilograms of snow.
Dieter sighed triumphantly and sat down for a
quick catch of his breath. His stomach felt like it was going to explode once
more, but Dieter couldn't eat another bite, otherwise he would definitely explode!
He sighed and wondered what to do. As if by luck, a Bloat-B-Gone was sitting
right next to him, he reached out his claws and grabbed the bottle of no-bloat-ness
and slurped it all up happily. As soon as he was done with his little drink,
his ears twitched like crazy. He stuck his nose up in the air once more, and
squealed with fright as his eyes perceived a rumbling of snow directly above
Not even thinking, he rolled out of the way as
snow came crashing down. The force of the snow was so great, that even some
more snow beneath that began to crumble and fall. Before he knew it, Dieter
was on a one-way trip via crumbling snow. He crouched in fear as he placed his
paws over his head and closed his eyes tight, as if on a fast roller coaster.
As soon as the ground stopped shaking, Dieter
opened his eyes slowly one-by-one and took his quivering paws off of his head.
He got up and began to munch harder and faster as he saw that the icy resting
area was not far up ahead. He breathed a sigh of relief as he was two snow blocks
away from his destination. His eyelids drooped and he yawned. Thinking that
he would be fine only two blocks away from the resting area, he dozed off for
just a couple of minutes.
His ears twitched minutes later and he opened
his eyes slowly, but shot open when he saw what was right in front of him.
It has hissing and growling violently, as drool
slipped from it's open mouth. Frozen by fear, Dieter stood aimlessly in front
of the beast. The Snow worm clasped onto the tail of Dieter and flung him through
the tunnel of snow that he had made all the way back to the opening of the cave.
The snow worm then banged his tail against the side of the cave so hard, that
all the snow collapsed into Dieter's tunnel he had made. Grumbling under his
breath, Dieter took a deep breath in and began to chomp once more on the snow.
His owner was depending on him, and nothing would stand in his way…