Miracle on Aisha Avenue
Elizabeth, or Liza as she liked to be called, was a true, heart-filled Neopian.
Her story began one night as she hatched.
A sickly, badly abused, blue Lupe named Tai-Luke and a hostile owner named
Tye sat at the Neopian Hospital crib, waiting, waiting, for a little yellow
Gelert to be born.
"MAKE IT HATCH!" Tye yelled at the Gelert doctor at the Neopian Hospital.
"Sir," the doctor replied. "We must wait for the little one to hatch, it may
take hours at the most. Ah, sir, fine choice picking a Gelert. You know they're
one of the best pets out there! I say, you know where we got our fabulous name
"Shush up! No duh, YOU ARE A GELERT! I don't care what you do, slam it open
with a hammer, just--" Tye was saying, but just then the egg was starting to
hatch, and out popped the yoke, slimy, but cute, Gelert.
"FINALLY! What took you thing so long!" Tye yelled at the pup. From then on,
hostility was the only thing in Elizabeth's (as she was of coursed named) sad
and also sickly life.
One terrible day, as Liza was huddled under the staircase eating her mouldy
loaves of bread, she saw Tye dragging Tai-Luke outside, and then shut the door
behind them. Liza heard some yelling, a terrible howl, some more yelling, whimpering,
and a loud tinny sound, like a trash can slamming, then very faint whimpering.
The very next day, Tye started dragging Liza out the door this time. Liza made
no attempt to struggle. But she was not beaten or yelled at. Tye put a leash
on Liza, then kicked over the trash can on the side of the house, and out tumbled
Tai-Luke. He was bruised and whimpering, but Tye bustled on a leash on him too.
They then walked to the bus stop, waited till the bus came, then hopped in.
Liza and Tai-Luke's collars were quite tight, and they seemed to be choking.
Tye noticed this but didn't show a care in the world. They then stopped at pet
"OK, you stupid pets," snapped Tye, and Tai-Luke and Liza whimpered. "You're
being dropped off at the pound so I can get a weird Tonu! I don't want any other
stupid pets besides a Tonu!" And with that pulled Liza and Tai-Luke into the
building: the POUND building.
Inside, Tye strapped his pets' collars tighter, and they showed big signs
"No! No!" Said Rose, the Red Uni of the Pound, running over and taking off
the leashes and collars. "Stop, stop! You can't do that! Well, your here. Adopt
or abandon?" And Rose winced at the word abandon.
"Abandon!" Tye boomed, laughter in his voice. Rose sighed.
"Oh, well. Dr_Death! We have a new one," she said. Dr_Death rolled his eye
and walked slowly over to Liza and Tai-Luke.
"That'll be 250 NP," he said with a sigh.
"What? It was 120 last time!" Tye roared.
"Yes, well TOO MANY poor little Neopets have been abandoned!" Rose said.
"Neopets are dumb," Tye mumbled as he reached into his pocket and pulled out
250 NPs. To other pets after their OLD owners leave, it seems like a living
nightmare, the pound. But Tai-Luke and Liza? It was heaven!
Three days Tai-Luke and Liza spent in one whole kennel together, giggling
for the first time in their lives at cool jokes told by other abandoned pets.
But one day, Rose was walking a young women and a small child over to Tai-Luke
"Look! Elizabeth! I think we're getting a new home!" Tai-Luke whispered excitedly.
"Wait guys, heads up. I heard the lady over there say 'We'd like that Gelert.'
Guys, I don't think you'll be being together...." an Eyrie friend of theirs
in the next kennel said sadly.
"No! Really? Oh Tai-Luke!" Liza cried out.
"Shh! Shh! You know Tyler, he's the kind of guy to pull someone's leg, ya know?
I don't really think he's telling the truth. (I hope.)" Tai-Luke said, adding
"I hope" in a whisper. But, the horrible truth came, that they only WERE taking
Liza. On the walk home, the lady whose name was Joanna and her daughter who's
name was Lexis, were extra nice to Liza.
"Oh! You will most love our house. Nice house it is! You will also have a cute
little Wocky. Soft pet. Soft!" Said the little girl excitedly. Then she reached
out and stroked her hand along Liza's back.
"Your fur is so soft!" She squealed.
"It is? Oh. Thank you! Do you like the colour?" Liza said.
"What is it's colour?" The little girl asked. Liza looked confused. "Oh yes!
Liza, our little Lexis is blind," Joanna said.
"Oh! Oh... my colour is yellow," Liza said.
When they got home, Liza asked Joanna, "How would Lexis know what yellow looked
"Well," Joanna said with a sigh. "Lexis is six-years-old. When she was four,
she always had blurry eyesight, and her eyes finally failed, and now she is
blind. But at least till she was four did she see the world 'round her. But,
you know, she never saw the Neopian World, which is quite sad. But I told her
to picture Wockys as fat foxes, and I will tell her your mostly a dog with very
"What's a dog, and what's a fox?" Liza asked.
"Well, see, this is a Neopia and erm... we kind of... oh, it's so hard to explain.
Oh, do you mind helping Miranda baby-sit Lexis? I have to go to work,"
"Where do you work?" Liza asked.
"A part time job at the Neopian Hospital," Joanna said and rushed out the door.
Then came around the corner a Fire Wocky.
"Hey. You must be the new pet," said the Wocky, seeming very happy (OK,
very happy I meant sarcastically). "You got a name?" And he nodded at her.
"Uh, Elizabeth. My brother Tai-Luke called me Liza, I like that better," Liza
"Yeah... I'm Miranda. I'm a tomboy, I need to tell everyone that," said
Miranda the Wocky. "My father, before he erm... skipped town when I was two
(I'm four now) tried to get me to do.... Yuck.... The beauty contest. Don't
get me wrong, I'm not a bad boy (or should I say girl) type. Yo, Lexis, I'll
read to you. Elizabeth, if you want to help me, you can get her favourite book:
All About Water Faeries." Liza's dream of a wonderful family died out
when Miranda turned and walked away.
About maybe a month past, and Miranda and Liza seemed to get along just fine
although they still were exactly friend-like. Joanna's 'part time' turned into
'full time' at the hospital, and Liza and Miranda had to keep baby-sitting Lexis.
One awfully rainy night, there was a terrible accident involving two brother
Chias badly injured biking, thirty-two NeoPets and eight owners in a bus injured,
and how it happened is two terrible to describe. Anyway, Joanna had to work
way overtime. Liza moaned inside herself, but Miranda (besides being with her
'new' sibling) loved it.
"Oh, OK then. Hope your safe mum! Come on, Lexis, let's go listen to some Country
Music in my room," she said.
"Yes, I do hope your safe Joanna!" Liza called to Joanna while she was getting
in her car. "Please, Liza! Call me mum, your free to. Your officially my new
pet," Joanna called back and drove away. Miranda rolled her eyes, and it
was lucky Liza didn't see this as it would have crushed Liza. Then Liza went
to follow Miranda and Lexis upstairs to Miranda's room.
"Liza, who was Tea-Luck?" Lexis asked while Miranda was waiting for Liza to
bring over another book for her to read to Lexis. Miranda seemed very annoyed
and offended for some strange reason.
"It's actually Tai-Luke," Liza said with a giggle. "He was my only friend.
My owner was quite the meany. It was so much worse then the pound. Actually,
I liked the pound. My old home was my prison. Tai-Luke tried to cheer me up
when Tye was mean to me, because he WAS roughest on me. Also--"
"Yes, I bet that's all wonderful and cheery but please, get the book!" Miranda
interrupted. From then on, Miranda they didn't get along so well. They were
actually quite--yes--hostile. Whenever Liza tried to tell a story of her old
wretched life, Miranda would interrupt with a "Wait! Please pass the (what food
she wanted passed)!" or "Ooh ooh! Mom, I was reading the book reviews in the
Neopian Times, and it said if we wanted this one book we oughta be fast!" or
"Oh, don't mind me I must use the bathroom!" or any other occasional excuses.
Well, one night during dinner, Joanna asked,
"Oh, Liza, you never really say much on Tai-Luke, your old brother. Maybe sometime,
would you like to visit him? I maybe could phone him."
"Oh yes, I'd quite enjoy a visit," Liza burst out. "Well, Tai-Luke didn't
spend SO much time with me. Tye usually kept us locked up in the bathroom, he
complained we were quite loud. But, every chance he got, he'd say 'Someday,
sis, we'll be out of here, on with a new family we'll enjoy, we won't be locked
in a bathroom all day!' to me because he knew how scared I was. I was quite
fragile. He'd also say sometimes he remembered a laugh or two, a nice read,
or something with Tye when he was just maybe one month old, then some bad things
happened... he doesn't know what, but anyway. I love Tai-Luke very much," Liza
sighed, remembering the last exciting thing to happen in her year of life, when
Tai-Luke whispered excitedly to her: "Look! Elizabeth! I think we're getting
a new home!".
It was set that at the mall, on Saturday night, they'd go meet Tai-Luke. So,
Saturday came. They we're then walking on the sidewalk, getting closer and closer
to the mall.
"Hey! Jo! Come a second, can I speak to you about an appointment with the doctor
for Alicia?" Called a patients owner to Joanna suddenly.
"Uh, sure Alec! Be right there! Hey kids, please stay here a moment, I need
to talk with that man over there," Joanna said and ran over across the street.
"Oh-no! My ball!!!!" Said Lexis, running in the street where she thought her
ball was were she had dropped it (although she couldn't see, you know). A bus
was coming, it was in the night, and the driver dropped a doughnut and bent
down quickly to get it. But during the time when he got the doughnut, he came
to the point in front of Lexis where his bumper was blocking her from his view.
He was still about five feet away from her. Miranda went to go buy something
to eat, everyone was inside shops or not noticing, and Joanna was of course
speaking to the man. Lexis was of course blind, and tripped on her skirt when
she had heard the bus coming! This only left one hero: Elizabeth the Gelert.
"Here it goes!" Liza thought to herself as she jumped just in time to roll
Lexis away from safety: but it was still bad, as Liza had got run over.
"Is she all right? Is she! Tell me my baby sister's all right!" Cried Tai-Luke
over and over in the hospital room.
"Uh... it's not that likely for her to make it, but you know it's still got
a chance!" The Gelert doctor said. "You know, Mister Luke, I remember a year
ago when your sister was born. You were what? A year old?"
"Yes, that's all fine and dandy she was born, is she gonna stay for another
birthday?" Tai-Luke replied anxiously.
"What did I say? I do love for her to pull through, but I've said, she definitely
may not make it," the doctor said also anxiously. Like, a week maybe past
when in I think erm... the third or fourth page in The Neopian Times, a headline
in there read "GELERT SAVES BLIND CHILD". She got many many a flowers a day,
and get well cards too. But, she was not doing great. One mystical night, it
was incredibly warm and smelled of flowers and chocolate and lemons, all mixed
in a wonderful fragrance, and Liza's door was left wide open. The late-night
working Elephante nurse had a cart she was driving by, with a Fire Faerie, Light
Faerie, and some medicines. When the Elephante's cart came by Liza's door, the
Light Faerie rolled off of the bottom, and into Liza's room. The nurse was whistling
and listening to Yes Boy Ice-cream and too busy to notice the Light Faerie had
fallen out. It also had cracked, and the Light Faerie broke the crack big enough
for her to crawl out. Thinking the nurse had purposely made her fall, and seeing
the nurse was not here, she'd bless Liza. She flew up onto Liza's almost limp
body. She could feel Liza's sick pains as if it were also her pains, she wanted
to heal Liza then.
The next morning, everyone gathered around Liza for the start of visiting
hours. They were all surprised when Liza popped open her eyes and asked, "What's
The doctor examined Liza. "Why, my word! Your in your usual tiptop good shape!"
He exclaimed. Tai-Luke then swung his arms around Liza's neck and hugged so
"Tai-Luke? Tai-Luke? By my yardstick ears, it's YOU! Wait, you've been literally
fired! You've been painted!" Liza exclaimed happily.
"My gosh! Miranda, Lexis, this is terrific isn't it!" Joanna said.
"You saved me so good, Lizabeth!" Lexis squealed.
"Yeah? I'll tell you what's 'terrific'!" Miranda said frowning. Then smiled
and said, "You fulfilled your Gelert name and saved your owner's child. Sorry
for ignoring you and all, you saved one of my best friends."
"Thanks Miranda," Liza said. "Don't judge anyone for who they are, I never
did to you!" And with that the two started giggling.
Tai-Luke told them all on the bus ride home about his wonderful owner. His
owner had a golden Aisha, and he had millions of Neopoints. He wanted the most
abused pet in the pound to make happy, he found him, and bought a fire paint
brush for him, and maybe a month later, Lexis, Miranda, Liza, and Joanna moved
right next door to Donovan (Tai-Luke's new owner), Fresca (the golden Aisha),
Mount Coconut Pie (the cloud Kadoatie of Fresca), and Dixie Pie (Tai-Luke's
new Halloween Warf). They often did things together, and forever more very happy.