"TWO HOURS?" Sheriff looked outside to confirm that, and it was true. He turned
back to the mayor.
"Well, you're out of luck. You see--"
"Don't even try!" The mayor held up his hand. "I've heard all the excuses.
Besides, don't you want to help the town?"
"So that the townspeople will be happy with you?" Sheriff asked. The mayor
"I'll admit to that. But we really need to get rid of the outlaw." Sheriff's
conscious was going to make him do something stupid, and he knew that. So he
said, "Okay, I'll stay."
He then walked out the hall, and went over to the shops. He found a shop that
sold Battledome weapons, and went up to the counter. The Kyrii running the shop
saw the badge, and came over.
"Wow, it's the Sheriff. If you need any weapons, feel free to pick any you
want, on the house. The store will close in one hour, thank you!" The Kyrii
went over to talk to another customer. Sheriff went over to a pile of weapons.
He took a Dusty Town home-made Tornado in a Bottle, a Sparkshooter, and a Healing
Potion X. As he continued to rummage through the pile, he grasped something
unusual. He took it out, and gasped. It was an Alien Aisha ray gun!
"Wow!" He gaped at it. The Kyrii looked at him, and saw the gun.
"I remember getting that. You see, a few years ago…"
Ten boring minutes later...
"So that's how it came here. Interesting, huh?"
Sheriff had fallen asleep. The Kyrii shook him. "I'm awake, I'm awake!"
"Here are some batteries for it." The Kyrii tossed him the batteries.
Sheriff put that with the rest of his weapons. He then left, and the Kyrii
waved good bye.
"Come again if you survive!" he called.
Sheriff glanced at the town clock. There was only one hour and thirty minutes
left. He went to the only store in town, and got a rope, some bottles of water,
and a bag, which the store owner claimed "all Sheriffs need!" After getting
other supplies he needed, he went over to an area where Kau and Uni were in
large numbers. The Pteri looked at him and his badge.
"Howdy! Going to stop Bob eh?"
"Yeah. Would you recommend a Kau or Uni for the job?"
The Pteri flapped his wings and landed by Sheriff.
"Well, if you are going to go short distances, Kaus are good. If you need
to go on a chase, Unis are the best. Anyway, don't worry about the price, it's--"
"--On the house, I know." Sheriff walked over to the Unis. He looked at all
of them, when he noticed one off on its own.
"Who is that?" he asked, pointing to the Uni. The Pteri followed his gaze.
"That's the newest Uni, he hasn't been ridden yet. His name is…" He looked
at a list, then said, " Blizzard_401, Blizzard for short."
Sheriff walked over, and Blizzard noticed him.
"Hey, are you the new Sheriff?"
Sheriff smiled. "Yup."
The Pteri came over. "Would you like to have Blizzard for the day?"
"Yeah." He then tried to remember how the heroes mounted on Unis. Blizzard
rolled his eyes as Sheriff walked around.
"Just hop on," he said, and Sheriff tried it. He almost slipped, but regained
his balance and looked around, excited to be riding for the first time.
"YEEEHAA! GIDDYUP UNI!" he yelled, and the Uni flinched.
"Ow! That hurt my ears. Also, you do not say giddy up!"
"Sorry," Sheriff said.
"That's okay. Try asking nicely."
"Go onward, Blizzard! Is that good?"
Blizzard nodded. "Yup." He began to walk off. As they went in the town, Sheriff
glanced at the town clock. He had only one hour left. He began to check his
supplies, and seeing that he had enough, he rode on Blizzard to the desert that
Bob the outlaw Chia glanced through binoculars and saw the town clock. One
hour. He smiled greedily as he thought of the riches and goods he was going
to get this year. He checked his weapons making sure he had enough and the most
powerful ones. He then mounted his Uni, and began to head off toward the town…
Sheriff began to get bored as he saw nothing but cactuses and other small
plants. He drank a small amount of the water he had, and looked behind him.
The town was beginning to look smaller and smaller, but he could still see the
clock. Fifty minutes left. He then turned around as Blizzard continued. About
ten minutes later, Sheriff noticed a figure on top of a hill ahead.
"Hold on," he said, and Blizzard stopped. Sheriff rummaged through the bag
he had, and found some binoculars. He looked through them, and saw the Chia.
"Ha! This should be easy! Look how small he is!"
Blizzard lifted his head. "Actually, that's the wrong end."
"Oh." Sheriff switched it around, and looked through the correct end. He then
saw the Chia on his Uni.
"We should meet up with him soon." He put away his binoculars, and Blizzard
walked toward the Chia.
After half an hour, Sheriff stopped Blizzard.
"I'll wait here," he said, and began to get his weapons out. He looked toward
the shape of the Chia, and knew that Bob had seen him. Bob began to get closer,
and closer. From Sheriff's position, Bob had seemed extremely small, but as
he got closer, Sheriff could see his real size better. He pulled out his Sparkshooter.
"This should be easy. I don't know how the townspeople get robbed from such
a small NeoPet." He kept his sight on Bob as he came closer, and got bigger…
and bigger… and bigger. When he saw the actual size, his jaw dropped.
"That is one big Chia," he said, looking at Bob, who was twice as big as he
was, even with the stilts. Bob eyed the badge.
"So, Dusty Town finally got a Sheriff, eh?"
Sheriff nodded. He kept his Sparkshooter in a tight grip.
"Hate to burst your bubble, but you aren't going to win, to keep it simple."
Suddenly, Bob pulled out a Grand Lighting Beam. Sheriff jumped out the way just
as Bob shot at him. A nearby cactus took the damage and exploded. Sheriff got
up from the ground.
"Geez, you could injure someone with that!"
"Of course I could you idiot!"
Sheriff took out his Sparkshooter, and fired. Bob didn't even bother getting
out of the way as the tiny bolt hit him, as it did nothing.
"Stupid weapon!" Sheriff flung it away, and reached for his rainbow gun. He
was about to fire, when Bob fired his Grand Lighting Beam, again. It hit Sheriff,
and he was thrown backwards. The beam also hit his Rainbow Gun, and it was destroyed.
Sheriff got up, and reached for his ray gun. He pulled it out, and aimed at
"Freeze! Or I'll zap you!" Bob actually froze.
"Now put down your weapon!" Bob did that, but as he was, he rushed forward
and rammed into Sheriff, knocking the ray gun from his paws. It landed a few
feet from him, but as he was reaching for it, Bob pulled out a Black Frost Cannon.
"Say goodnight! Muahaha!" Laughing like a maniac (which he kind of was) he
aimed at Sheriff. Sheriff sprang for the ray gun, and grabbed it, just as Bob
fired. Sheriff laid flat on the ground as the shot whizzed by head, missing
it by mere inches. Sheriff jump up, and looked at the gun.
"Now how to you set this is stun?" He fiddled with it until he thought he
had it on the setting he wanted. He aimed at Bob and pulled the trigger. But
the gun backfired, and zapped him. He was thrown back once more, and skidded
on the hot desert ground. He then fainted.
"Are you okay?" Sheriff woke up, slightly woozy. He looked around, and saw
"What happened? Where's Bob?"
"He got away, and went to the town. He's been gone for quite a while now."
Sheriff drank the healing potion and began to feel a lot better. "Now what?
I can't go back to the town!"
Blizzard smiled. "You don't have to. While you were fighting, I found a tracking
device in that bag of yours. I put it on his Uni, who didn't even notice. Look
here." Blizzard showed Sheriff a tracking device. "That guy was right. Every
sheriff needs this bag!" He looked at the tracking device. "Let's follow him!"
He mounted on Blizzard, and the two headed off, following the tracker.
"Okay, turn left." It was an hour later, and they were getting closer. Bob
had appeared to stop, maybe for a rest.
"We're gaining on him!"
Blizzard made a right turn this time, and they caught sight of Bob. He was
sitting on the ground, eating some of the stolen food. Sheriff adjusted the
gun, making sure to now read the small labels. He set it to the stun level,
and they charged forward. Sheriff aimed carefully, and fired. Unfortunately,
it is really hard to aim properly on a charging Uni, and he missed, hitting
a cliff wall just by Bob. Bob looked up, and saw them.
"Didn't you learn last time?" He them mounted on his Uni, and began to charge
at Sheriff. Seeing the rapid decrease in distance, Sheriff aimed even more carefully,
and fired. It missed again, but this time the miss was extremely close. Bob
appeared to be surprised, and suddenly turned direction.
"He's running away! Let's get him!" Blizzard began to speed up, and the chase
was on. Neither Uni was getting tired, and there was a lot of desert ahead.
Sheriff craned his neck as Bob went around a cliff side. Blizzard followed Bob,
and then stopped. Sheriff was almost thrown off, but he saw the reason why Blizzard
had stopped. Bob had disappeared!
"That's highly unusual…"
Just then, Sheriff's sharp ears picked up a rumbling sound.
"Do you hear that?"
"Hear what?" Both of them looked up, just in time to see the boulders tumbling
"RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! AND MINE TOO!" Blizzard had shown impressive speed, but
now he was a blur. The rocks continued to tumble toward them. Finally, they
escaped. Puffing and panting, Blizzard stopped to rest. Sheriff gave him some
food and water, and they went over to investigate.
"I don't see anything," Sheriff called out. Blizzard didn't find anything
either. Sheriff then remembered the tracking device, and pulled it out. He began
to walk to where Bob was, as Blizzard followed. He continued to track him, until
he hit a cliff wall.
Blizzard trotted over.
"According to this, Bob is in the cliff side. Do you think…" he began to look
"Maybe he has a secret hideout here." Sheriff ran his paw along the side,
trying to find something unusual. Just then, he felt something.
"Aha!" He looked closely, and sure enough there was a button the exact same
colour as the cliff wall. He pressed it, and the wall slid open. Blizzard and
Sheriff glanced inside the darkness.
"That is so cool…" said Blizzard.
To be continued...