Sinicar's Revenge: Part One
Okay, for all of you who didn't read Battle For Neopia, Ying and
Yang were Shoyrus on the quest to find paint brushes, when the Money Tree turned
into Sinicar, Dr. Sloth's evil brother who had been turned into a tree by the
Faeries. Anyway, Sinicar met up with his brother and turned any Neopet they
found into Mutants. A Predictor called Fortuna and a Lupe called Destiny however,
saved Ying and Yang before they could be mutated. So they went and fought Sinicar
and Sloth, and won, turning Sinicar back into a tree. If you want more information,
read the original story, but for now, here is Sinicar's Revenge. (By
the way, all the characters in this story are fictional. I have totally made
up the other characters like Ying and Yang).
It was a dark night in Neopia Central. Even the wiliest of Neopets were staying
inside. However, if there had been anyone on the street, they would have heard
the two ghosts arguing as they floated to the Money Tree. "I'm telling you,
it's a bad idea," said one of them to the other. "I mean, its bad enough we
stole this thing from Dr. Sloth's abandoned lab, but to put it under the Money
Tree? Well, that's just stupid." The other ghost rolled its eyes. "Look, we
want to get into the Gallery of Evil, right?" His friend nodded. "Well I think
that putting evil potions underneath the tree to prey on unsuspecting Neopets
will give us a clear entrance to the Evil Realm. After all, how else are you
going to get in with a name like Clarence?" The other ghost nodded. "You're
right, just put it by the tree and lets get this over with." He then reached
into his t-shirt and pulled out a dark colored potion bottle. Hesitating for
just a second, he threw the potion by the trees trunk. As the two of them flew
away, they didn't notice the gaping crack in the potion's surface. As the dark
liquid oozed into the ground, the Money Tree started to glow…
"Ying, this is ridiculous," moaned Yang, as his brother picked up yet another
box of chocolates. "If you want to get Destiny and Fortuna a gift, why don't
you just pick something out?"
Ying sighed and looked at his brother. "Yang, this is important, we haven't
seen Fortuna and Destiny for nearly a year. We don't want to hurt their feelings,
do we?" Yang just stared at his brother. It had been his idea to get them something,
and now Ying was taking the credit?
"That's it Ying, I'm picking" he said, and grabbed the box of chocolates from
Yang's hands. He then headed to the register, with Ying behind him. The red
Shoyru could only watch in surprise as his brother paid for the chocolates.
In the old days, Yang would have stayed in here all day rather than argue with
his brother, even over something that minor. Yang's changed a lot since Sinicar,
"Ying. Yang. It is good to see you again," said Destiny to the Shoyrus, as
they entered the NeoHome. "But I'm surprised you are still green and red. I
thought you said you were going to buy paint brushes?"
Yang laughed. "That was the plan, anyway!" he replied.
Ying smiled and shook his head. The place was still as creepy as he remembered
it. The walls were covered in strange potions and amulets, and Fortuna's prize
possession, her Crystal Ball, was in the center of the room. However, its owner
was nowhere to be seen. Ying looked back at Destiny, who was filling up on the
chocolates Ying and Yang had bought.
"Hey Destiny, where's Fortuna?"
Just then, the three of them heard a scream from another room. "Fortuna!"
cried Destiny, and the white Lupe ran to the next room, with the Shoyrus in
"Fortuna, are you all right?" gasped Ying, as the three of them barged into
yet another potions room, and then gasped again at what he saw.
Fortuna seemed to be tying a scarf 'round an Ummagine. However, the Ummagine
wasn't giving up without a fight, and as the scarf slipped again, it let out
another bloodcurdling scream. "A little help here, Destiny," muttered Fortuna.
Destiny smiled, and took hold of another part of the scarf. "Is the curse
more difficult to break than you thought?" she asked.
"Sorry about that you two," said Fortuna, once the Ummagine had been locked
away, and picked up a strange piece of cloth on her table. "We found this cursed
Ummagine running wild in the Lost Desert, and we had to bring it back to reverse
"So why haven't you reversed the spell yet?" asked Yang.
"And who in their right minds would curse an Ummagine?" asked Ying.
Fortuna frowned. "We don't know who cursed it, but it can't stay like that.
I don't think I have to tell you, it's got quite a pair of lungs. As for reversing
the process, I need a Nanka Bottle to finish my potion, and I don't have one."
Ying smiled, and flew to the door. "Well, why don't we go get one?" he said.
"The magic shop sells them, right?"
"Well, I usually catch my own Nanka's, and make my own potions," Fortuna said,
tying her white hair into an unusual plait with the cloth, "But if I don't shut
that purple vegetable up soon, it's going to drive me nuts."
Destiny smiled. "Well, what are we waiting for? Let us go."
As the four of them walked through Neopia Central, Yang was talking about
potions with Fortuna, and Ying was asking Destiny about something that was bothering
"Hey Destiny, why do you never shorten your words?" he asked. "I mean, I don't
know if anyone else noticed, but it seems so old fashioned."
Destiny looked at him surprised. "But I am old," she replied.
"Yeah, I know but…" Ying pointed at Fortuna, "Fortuna's even older than you,
but she uses slang more than me!"
"It is her will to keep with the times. Speaking of which, we should keep
up. Let us catch up with them."
If Ying had had hair, he would have torn it out in frustration. "That's what
I'm talking about, Destiny!" he moaned. "It's not let us, its let's! Now, repeat
after me. It's, let's, can't."
"It is, let us, cannot," replied Destiny.
Whilst Ying yelled at Destiny, Yang and Fortuna stopped for them to catch
up. It wasn't until they looked around that they realized they had stopped by
the Money Tree. Staring at it, Fortuna told Yang about a vision she'd had lately.
"It's really hazy, but I see dark bottles, and twisted vines, like the Money
Tree when it was transforming," she told him. "But every time it starts to make
sense, I wake up. Yang? Yang! Are you listening?"
But Yang was in his own world. He had just sensed something near the tree,
and had noticed something none of the others had.
"Uh, Fortuna, Destiny, Ying. Where are all the Neopets?" Yang whispered, worried.
The three looked around. Yang was right, there weren't any signs of life on
the streets. When Ying and Yang had been there, it had been choc a bloc with
owners and Neopets. Now... nothing.
Suddenly, Fortuna screamed, sending both Ying and Yang into the air, along
with Destiny jumping 20ft into the air. Looking at Fortuna, they saw hideous
brown vines, like roots, curling round her feet.
As Fortuna cursed herself for not bringing her potions belt, Destiny put her
Lupe teeth to work on the vines, with Ying and Yang pulling with all their Shoyru
Then, the vines slithered round Destiny's paws, pulling her upside down like
her owner, knocking the two Shoyrus to the ground in the process.
"Destiny, Fortuna!" cried Ying.
As the vines twisted 'round their bodies, the Predictor and Neopet writhed
frantically to be released, but it was no use. Suddenly, the vines went rigid,
and ploughed straight down into the ground, leaving only a crack to prove they
had been there…
To be Continued…