The night was dark as black and the moon was full as they glanced around. The
Haunted Woods surrounded them. ShadowCalls, the green Shoyru, looked at his
"Mum, are you sure we are going the right way?" he asked her. Angel looked
around and shuddered.
"No, I'm not… but what else can we do but continue?" Angel looked around the
woods again. "Let's go that way," she said, pointing left, the place most open
to the light of the moon. Syevn, the blue Korbat, shuddered.
"I don't like this place," he murmured to himself.
"Well, I don't either. Come on!" Angel looked back at her NeoPets in annoyance.
"Do you at least want to TRY to get out of this place?"
ShadowCalls looked at his owner and cocked his head to one side. She kind
of reminded him of the Earth Faerie for some particular reason. Not as thought
she was very pretty, but she was somewhat sarcastic, and her long brown hair
fell a little past her shoulders and her sable eyes were full of shadowed secrets.
"We're coming," ShadowCalls told her, as he ran to catch up with Angel. "Come
on, Syevn!" He called back to the Korbat, who was lazily flying behind them.
"Can't we rest here?! We've been going for days!!" Syevn whined. Now, of course,
they had not been going for days, but for only a couple hours.
"I guess we could rest here," Angel said as they opened to a circle clear
of trees. It was about 10:00 at night, and Angel and her pets had been off to
Faerieland. The day before, Angel had promised her pets she would take them
after school that day, if they were nice and if the weather agreed. Well, it
was nice and sunny and Syevn and ShadowCalls were extra nice to their owner.
So, as she promised, she brought them, or tried to bring them, to Faerieland.
On their way there, Syevn had asked if he could stop by the Brain Tree to
complete the task he had finished. Angel said he could, but when Syevn got back,
he had brought back more Neopoints some books, and a few toys. Angel complained
how she would never get back for school in the morning, so they all decided
to take the short-cut through the Haunted Woods.
"I'm scared," Syevn whispered loudly. He flew over to Angel, and landed lightly
on her shoulder. "Are we ever going to get out?" Angel glanced at Syevn, then
at ShadowCalls, who both gave her hopeful, questioning glances.
"Of course we're going to get out… sooner or later…." And just as Angel said
the words, a sudden burst of dark light flashed above them, and Jhudora floated
down toward them.
"Hello," she said, forming the word precisely, in a smooth, black velvet voice.
"Do you happen to be lost?" ShadowCalls shrank back behind Angel, and Syevn
tried to hide in her hair. Angel acted as though all she saw standing before
her, was a common stranger.
"Yes, we do happen to be lost," Angel said in a slightly hard tone of voice.
"Do you happen to need help?" Jhudora looked at Angel with amusement in her
eyes. EVERYONE is afraid of the Dark Faerie, Jhudora thought to herself; All
she needs is just a little scaring…
"Yes, we happen to need help," Angel replied. Her voice was still slightly
ShadowCalls heard a giggling in the forest, and looked around. Then he saw
her. There was a small Earth Faerie hidden behind tree, peeking out from behind
it to look at him. ShadowCalls looked at Angel, who was looking at the Dark
Faerie. He looked at Jhudora, who was looking at Angel. He looked at Syevn,
who was switching his gaze back and forth between the two. ShadowCalls looked
at the tiny Earth Faerie again, and made up his mind. He started after the little
Finally, after a while of chasing the little Faerie, ShadowCalls sat down.
Exhausted. He looked up and saw a flash of green go past him. He reached out
quickly, and grabbed it gently with his front paw. Just as his hand closed around
it, ShadowCalls saw a beautiful shade of green flash above him. The light coming
from it was very bright; ShadowCalls used his arm to shield his eyes from the
pretty green light. He heard the soft flutter of wings coming closer, and he
slowly removed his arm away from his face.
What he saw before him was nothing he had ever even dreamed before. She had
long brown hair that fell to her shoulders, and her sharp green eyes were darkened
by the shadows that lurked in them. Her dress was no other than a layer of silky
satin, and her velvet robe was a slight shade darker green than her dress. She
looked at him, and her thin lips curled into a smile.
"Little Shoyru! You've caught her!" She said, her voice as sweet as cotton
candy, as light as air, and as smooth as water. "Give her here." ShadowCalls
didn't have a choice at whether he wanted to give her the Faerie. His paw had
a mind of his own, and he lifted his paw and let the tiny Faerie fall gently
into her slightly cupped, open hand. "Why, thank you, Little Shoyru!" Iyanna,
the Earth Faerie, said softly and smiled. "What might your name be, Sweet Shoyru?"
ShadowCalls looked up at Iyanna shyly.
"My name is ShadowCalls," ShadowCalls said. And my owner is Angel_demona."
"I've heard of that name before…Where might Angel be know?"
"I don't know…" ShadowCalls replied. "We were kind of lost and then the Dark
Faerie came, and then I ran away to catch the little Earth Faerie…" ShadowCalls
voice trailed off.
"Oh, you poor little Shoyru!" Iyanna said. "I'll help you find Angel, and
then I'll help you all get out. Only Jhudora knows what Jhudora will do next…"
ShadowCalls didn't here the rest of what Iyanna was going to say, because he
disappeared, spinning, in a puff of green smoke.
ShadowCalls plopped onto his rear when he finally stopped spinning. He looked
up at Iyanna, who was standing before him.
"Where are we?" He asked, his head was foggy, and the air was hot and heavy.
All around him were grand green plants, and he was sure he wasn't in the Haunted
"We are in my garden!" She said, bringing her arms up over her head and began
twirling around. "It's kind of hard to find the house from here, but I wanted
you to see my beautiful plants!" ShadowCalls looked around again. Green plants
"Isn't this a little big to be a garden?" ShadowCalls asked the Earth Faerie.
Iyanna blushed and stopped twirling.
"I was always fond of plants… after all, I AM the Earth Faerie, what did you
"Sorry." ShadowCalls looked down, feeling stupid.
"Come on, let's see if we can find it!"
"Your present for finding my Faerie, silly! Now, where did I put it?" Iyanna
looked around. "Aha!" She bent over and reached behind a large boulder. "Not
this, not this, not this…" The Earth Faerie began throwing stuff behind her.
"I found it!" Iyanna looked at ShadowCalls. "Thank you so very much for finding
her! Here!" She thrust something into ShadowCalls hand and he gasped. It was
the Staff of the Earth Faerie!
"I can't take this!" ShadowCalls thrust the staff back at Iyanna.
The Earth Faerie's face fell. "Don't you like it?"
"Of course I like it! It's too much!"
"You silly Shoyru! It's not enough! I should give you at least three of them!
Now, to find Angel…" The Earth Faerie looked up. "Ah, yes..." And ShadowCalls
disappeared again in a puff of green smoke.
"ShadowCalls! There you are!" Angel ran over to ShadowCalls and held him against
her. "Where were you?" She asked him. "He was with me," A voice said. Angel
looked behind her and saw the Earth Faerie standing behind her.
"Why, hello Iyanna!" Angel said in a cheerful, happy voice.
"Greetings, Angel. I happen to have heard that you are lost? Do you happen
to need help?"
"No, we're just fine, now that we have ShadowCalls back!" Angel looked down
at ShadowCalls and smiled at him.
Syevn looked at ShadowCalls, and he flapped his wings excitedly. "You'll never
guess what we went through when you left!" Syevn said to ShadowCalls. ShadowCalls
smiled secretly to himself as he listened to Syevn tell his story…