"Well jewelofthesea5, what do you think?" asked emjanepain, pushing her chair
away from the computer screen where she had just finished adding some changes
to jewelofthesea5's page.
"It's very nice mum, thanks!"
"It's OK, it could be better, but I think considering I don't know a lot about
HTML the I did pretty good," said emjanepain.
"Well... um... see I was kinda wondering, um... could we go to Mystery Island?"
jewelofthesea5 finished in an uncomfortable rush.
"But jewelofthesea5 we go there every day."
"But mum that's only to play Tombola... well... see what I really want to do
is go on a boat tour," exclaimed jewelofthesea5 excitedly.
"jewelofthesea5 honey, they don't have boat tours. We can take a land tour
if you want but we've done that before," said emjanepain a little confused.
"No see mum, I talked to this one native, well I tried talking to him, and
from as much as I can understand he told me that for a reasonable price he'd
take us on a bout tour." jewelofthesea5 stated.
"Uh huh, and what is this 'reasonable price'? asked emjanepain quizzically.
"250 NP," jewelofthesea5 said softly.
"That's not a reasonable price!"
"But mum," jewelofthesea5 sighed, "The concerts in Tyrannia cost 250 NP, you
and claw_cat111 still go. Please mum I really want to go, it's not that much,
and I'll somehow pay you back!" jewelofthesea5 bit her bottom lip it was unusual
for her to argue with her mother.
"OK if you really want to we'll go tomorrow morning bright and early, and don't
worry about paying me back, it's my treat, besides it'll be fun."
"Oh thanks mum," said jewelofthesea ecstatically. The small, purple Peophin
through her legs around emjanepain's neck.
"Oh mum isn't it beautiful!" exclaimed jewelofthesea5. They were sitting on
the deck of a boat being guided by the Mystery Island natives about the island.
Suddenly the sky became dark and the waves became higher and rougher. The natives
started yelling out orders and running about the deck. In the mumble and jumble
of the natives trying to control the boat jewelofthesea5 got knocked of the
boat, waves started pounding over the small Peophin's head pushing her under
again and again.
"JEWELOFTHESEA !" cried emjanepain just before she dove over the side of the
boat into the raging waters.
"DI-I-WANNA-GOTCHA-MOON!" yelled the coconuts in their native tongue. (I think
it meant "CUSTOMERS OVER BOARD!")
All the coconut natives jumped of the boat and (being coconuts) immediately
floated to the top.
jewelofthesea and emjanepain were still trying to find each other, but by the
time they had-much to their dismay-the coconut natives had drifted far away.
Jewelofthesea commanded emjanepain to grab a hold of her waist. Together they
were tossed and turned about by the waves.
The boat they had been riding on broke to pieces, one of the pieces floated
towards jewelofthesea and emjanepain. Emjanepain grabbed the broken board and
the coil of rope on it. She used her pocket knife to cut the bottom of her shirt
into strips, with those and the rope, emjanepain constructed a semi-comfortable
harness for jewelofthesea.
"Just imagine that you are pulling me in our water carriage, OK and we will
get out of this mess together," said emjanepain.
The hours passed and the storm still raged the waves were too high for jewelofthesea
to swim so emjanepain laid down on the broken board and tried to keep from falling
A few hours before dusk the storm stopped as suddenly as it began, jewelofthesea
swam towards the smell of the shore. At only 36 cm and 99 pounds a normal NeoPet
would not have made it but jewelofthesea pressed on. Even as it got dark and
emjanepain fell asleep jewelofthesea wouldn't give up. Finally she made it to
shore just as her hit points reached 0 she collapsed on the dark, sandy beach.
Emjanepain woke up, her head pounding, she used whatever strength she had left
to call for help before collapsing again. Some natives heard her cry and came
running to help, what they found was, and 14 year old girl with her hair tangled
and wet, her pants cut of above the knee, a long scrape on her right leg and
the bottom of her shirt torn. They saw a Peophin collapsed on the sand with
0 hit points and a crude harness strapped about her chest and tied to a broken
piece of wood. By now both the owner and the pet had collapsed, the natives
brought the two to a hut where emjanepain woke up and was given a warm bath
and fresh clothes, jewelofthesea was carried gently into a bed, her eyes flicked
open for a moment and seeing that they were safe she fell into a deep sleep.
"jewelofthesea, wake up honey."
"Mum, is that you?" asked jewelofthesea groggily. "Hey wait a minute this is
my room our house, where are the natives, the ship, we're together..."
"jewelofthesea, honey you must have had bad dream, today we are going for a
boat tour around Mystery Island remember? You've slept in. Listen hon, I'm going
to visit claw_cat111 OK? Breakfast is on the table." emjanepain gave jewelofthesea
a kiss on the forehead then turned to walk out, "Oh one more thing you should
shower before I get home, your mane smells all salty!"