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Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 24th day of Eating, Yr 21
The Neopian Times Week 42 > Short Stories > A Boring Day

A Boring Day

by ticketytock2kay

Kalinna1721, called Kali by her friends, was resting peacefully by the window of her NeoHome. She was a Split Acara, and half of her body was orange, and the other half was purple. Kali gazed wistfully out of the window and began to daydream. Her pet, Derrick the red Anubis, was sleeping peacefully on the red beanbag chair on the other side of the room.

After a few minutes of enjoying the scenery, she took up a book her owner, Kenneth, had bought for her. It was entitled Talk Tuska, but she flipped to the first page, and finding it relatively boring, she put it down. Walking over to the bookshelf, she selected one particularly colourful book that was called The Grarrl That Crushed Tyrannia.

***

The Pteris and Chombys and all the other Neopets were running as fast as they could, trying to escape from the giant red Grarrl that had entered their peaceful land. No one knew where it had come from. The Grarrl would stop every few seconds, bend down, and breathe fire on their little houses in the treetops and caves. Smoke billowing in giant clouds over the land. A certain Tyrannian Kacheek named BoBo coughed and sneezed, and fainted.

With his large, sharp teeth, and equally sharp claws, the monster raged around Tyrannia for around five days. He ate most of the giant omelette, smashed the town hall and kicked the ticket booth. There seemed to be no end to the disaster he was causing. On the second day, he jumped up and down on the largest stage in the largest concert hall in the whole of Neopia, which was right beside the rubble of what used to be the most popular ticket booth.

BoBo the Tyrannian Kacheek had not eaten for three days already and was famished and starved. He could barely move, but he could hear the noise the Grarrl was making, and knew that Tyrannia was probably ruined. Slowly, he crept out of his cave, leaving his PetPet Donksaur behind, and he headed for the omelette, which was very small. Scooping some up in his paws, he crawled back to his cave on his knees, successfully unnoticed. He ate some of the omelette and fed the rest to Donkee his Donksaur.

On the fifth day, nothing was left in Tyrannia except a few small village huts, and the other Grarrl who lived in the Keno. All the other pets, except BoBo, had fled to other parts of Neopia, mainly to Terror Mountain and Faerieland, the two places closest to Tyrannia.

BoBo had managed to keep himself and Donkee alive by nibbling off small bits of the omelette each day. One unfortunate day, he crawled back into the wrong cave - the cave that was not his. He accidentally crawled into the cave of the Beast.

It was called the Lair of the Beast, and it was the only other thing still left in Tyrannia that had not been crushed by the Grarrl - yet. BoBo crept in, awaking the Beast, who gave tremendous roar rocking the sides of the cave. BoBo gave a loud yelp and scuttled out of the cave as fast as he could on all four paws. The Beast flew out from behind him, but BoBo miraculously managed to RUN and he hid himself, and Donkee, in the deepest part of his home.

The Beast, seeing the giant Grarrl, (which was taking a nap near a broken Wheel of Mediocrity) thought that it had woken him from his nap. He flew straight at it and pecked it sharply on the tail, and then on the neck. The Grarrl gave an ear-piercing cry before slumping weakly to the ground in defeat. The citizens of Tyrannia were able to move back to their homeland. A giant Pteri hauled the Grarrl into a cave which was sealed, and marked with a big red dot. Another egg appeared in the Plateau, and the next morning another giant omelette was there. Plesio set up a new Wheel, with even better prizes. The ticket booth was repaired, as well as the concert hall, and the Tyrannian folk agreed that they had needed new homes anyway. BoBo was named hero of the town, but later he changed his name to Badeek and joined the Town Hall council.

***

Kenneth came in, seeing Kali reading a book comfortably seated in the Kauvara Armchair. Derrick gave a little sigh and flopped over and fell asleep again.

"Dear me, you seem to have a really boring day," Kenneth said, putting down a can of neocola on the coffee table.

Kali put down her book in amazement. "Boring? How could you say that? Today has been anything BUT boring!" she replied, and the book vanished in a puff of purple smoke. "By the way, Kenneth, could we go to Tyrannia later today? I want to hunt around for a particular cave... one with a red dot on top."

The End

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