We had never guessed our band, The
Noodles, would become so famous. However, it becomes quite obvious when
your family's dinner table conversation consists of sentences like "Can you
please pass the mustard? It's under the 15th fan mail bag to the left."
Somehow, it didn't seem like enough to KoochieNoobus. I went to talk to her
one night when we were all in bed… that is, everyone but her. I found her in
the study when I woke up to go get a Cup of Hot Borovan. "What's wrong, sweetie?"
KoochieNoobus simply turned another page in the book she was reading. "Nothing...
it's just that I don't know how to top it all. Do something new. Host a concert
in another place, for example."
Puzzled, I stared at her to worm an answer out of the quick-witted pet. "Honey,
we've had a concert in about every place in Neopia. What's left?"
KoochieNoobus flipped another page. "Well, I don't know. Something nobody's
done before, or ever been to for music. Like… Like…" She smiled at her book.
I looked at what was sparking her mind. We both grinned and said in unison "…Krawk
Island." We ripped out the pirate map and slammed the book shut.
When we got there a week later, we set up our instruments and fetched the
manager. "Yaargh… are you th' scurvy band that we hired fer music?" the one-eyed,
one-legged, and obviously half-brained pirate screeched. "Um… yeah," I nervously
"Arrrrr… this way, then, ya slimy scalawags. And watch out fer Black Pete…
he's interrupted a lot of our shows by eating the entire crowd and finishing
the band for dessert," the pirate warned.
"R… R… Really?" KN stuttered.
"No, not really. I'm just messin' with yer minds." The old seadog winked,
and led us into another room.
We began playing for our audience as soon as possible. We were only playing
for about an hour when there was a loud sound. It was followed by a CRUNCH and
some boards falling. Everyone looked up to see a big hole in the ceiling. "What
the…" Our whole band was stunned. I took a step forward and… POW! In seconds,
I was toppled over by a Grarrl. "BLACK PETE!!!!!!!!!" Everyone screamed, and
"What to do, what to do!!!!" KoochieNoobus's mind was racing. Firey_Sac simply
stepped up. "I'm the War Wocky here, it's MY turn to save the day."
Bhuhbuh grabbed his brother by the arm. "Are you INSANE?! You'll be destroyed!
You don't even have a WEAPON!" Firey_Sac turned back to him and sighed. "It
was my job, bhuhbuh… I used to protect people. Look at me now, I could barely
whip a Cobrall in the Battledome. I'm going back to my roots." Firey_Sac stepped
Instantly, before our eyes, he whacked one of Black Pete's pirate gang members
with his guitar. "Woohoo! K.O.!" he shouted. The confident Wocky stood atop
the fallen Pirate holding his guitar to the sky, when…WHUMP. He was on the wall
before you could say Sucker Punch.
"Uggh…" he groaned and moaned.
I rushed over to him. "Are you okay?!" I exclaimed urgently. "Yeah… finish
him, Mum." I didn't know how! Before the band, I was such a good fighter. I
had completely dropped the old life for this one! Firey_Sac grabbed his collar
and pulled off one gem. "Use it." Firey_Sac stole my Neopian Knight's Gem! I
put it on and at once I was in my old uniform. Shining, glittering dark purple
vest, dark black Tunic, Uni leather belt, silk pouch, and…my two double-bladed
Swords strapped to my back, gleaming in the light. I ran off towards Black Pete
with revenge in my heart. Black Pete whipped out his blade and we engaged in
battle. Left swing, Right swing, Block, Slash, Backslash, Double Stab… every
move I had. I knocked the old Grarrl to the floor.
"Arrgh…" he said. "Ye got me. Am I granted any last words?"
I thought when he said the last one. "Four."
The old pirate blinked. "Very well… okay then. How's this: I'll. Settle. The.
With that, he gripped his sword tightly and, with one last feeble move, swung
in my direction. I hit the floor, and reached for my side. At the same time,
I glanced at Black Pete. He was already defeated on the ground he lay, so no
worries there. I gaped at my hand when I removed it from my side. Never in my
life at it been so red!
"Mum! Mum! Hang in there!" I didn't see, I could only hear. I felt the tears
of my pets dripping onto me.
"Is she…is she…" my good pet could only stammer.
I heard the old pirate manager say "I don't know. She may have a chance."
That was the last I knew before waking up in darkness. "What?" I thought to
myself. "What's going on?"
I heard an old Chia speaking. "We are gathered here today in memory of yaboofernoodle,
kind Neopian and…"
I couldn't bear it. The magical gem I wore… of course! My body was injured
as a Neopian Knight! I can exist in the other form!
"NOOOOO!" I burst out into the light.
"I'm alive!" I ripped off my amulet and returned to my normal self, the one
that couldn't be harmed. As soon as the gem hit the ground, it disappeared,
so I couldn't turn back into the other form. I was instantly surrounded by my
"Mum, we love you! We thought you were gone forever!" That is as much as I
ever cared to remember from our whole incident, for that was all that mattered
Author's Note: I'm glad so many people liked my first story, "The
Noodles". So, to satisfy you all, I wrote a sequel! I hope this
one ends up with as many fans as the last one. One last thing: No, you may not
join the band. :)