Looking for Trouble
LemonYellow the Lemon Chia was hopping about excitedly beside his owner. "I
don't believe I have a new brother Wocky!" he blurted out for the hundredth
time. His brother, Trouble_2002, was very cute and adorable glowing Wocky, with
soft padded paws and a lightning mark on his belly. Kerry nodded, saying, "He
is a dear little thing, so cute, so wonderful, so.. perfect!"
LemonYellow could not agree more. He pawed his brother's forehead, and the
little Wocky cooed gently, holding onto his bigger brother's paw.
A few months later...
"Can't I get some peace around here? Why does that annoying brother of mine
have to listen to that awful M*YNCI CD every single day! Doesn't he know they
lip-sync?" LemonYellow the Chia slammed his bedroom door, and covered his ears
with his paws. The M*YNCI song could still be heard, blasting from the radio
At dinner, their owner, Kerry, gave each of them a Cheese Sandwich and a Vanilla
Milkshake each. She looked at them apologetically. "I'm sorry Lemon, Trouble,
but I forgot to go to the grocery store today." Trouble grinned a sickeningly
sweet smile, and began to eat his sandwich, saying, "Oh Kerry, anything you
get is fine with me." Kerry gulped down her Neocola, patting her Wocky on the
back. Then she left the dining room, just as Trouble finished eating his sandwich.
Once she was out of sight and earshot, the Wocky grabbed his brother's half-eaten
sandwich and gulped it down, laughing hysterically at LemonYellow, who looked
as if he was going to burst into tears.
That night, after watching "Wocky Wonderful", a show on TV, Trouble padded
up to his room, and went off to sleep. Five minutes later, LemonYellow went
upstairs as well. Instead of going to his room, he went into his brother's,
armed with a long bedsheet.
"ARGGGHH!!!" Trouble yelped, as LemonYellow threw the bedsheet over him. Being
older and stronger, LemonYellow lifted his brother easily, who was imprisoned
inside the sheet, and walked downstairs, not taking notice of his brother's
The Chia then dumped his annoying brother right outside the adoption centre.
He knew his brother had never seen the place, and would not know the way back
home. As soon as he put down the bedsheet, he turned quickly round the corner
and fled back home, amazed at what he had done. Then, his heart pounding in
his fruity chest, he went to bed.
It was an hour later when Kerry went upstairs to check on her pets that she
found out to her horror that her beloved Wocky was gone. She cried for a moment,
then realised that no time must be wasted, and alerted LemonYellow that his
brother was gone. The Chia pretended to be shocked and worried and agreed to
help look for the Wocky he had abandoned. He led her everywhere his brother
wasn't - to the Bakery, the Food Shop, around their NeoHome, the Mystery Island
Training School, but of course, they never found him. Kerry told LemonYellow
to go back home and sleep, and she would look for her Wocky.
LemonYellow agreed, knowing that although she would probably find the irritating,
silly, arrogant and beloved brother of his, the Wocky would be sure to have
been taught a lesson. "Serves him right," he muttered under his breath, as he
went to bed.
As Kerry walked down the pathway back to her NeoHome, she ran into a Chia
Policeman. He asked her what she was doing, wandering around late at night in
her bedroom slippers and a night-gown. Despairingly, she threw up her hands
and said, "I'm looking for Trouble."