Shock-a-lots: A Random Disease or the Newest Battledome Advantage?
BATTLEDOME - As we all know, the sickness Shock-a-lots is a disease that charges
your pet's fur up with static electricity and anyone who touches him or her
will be electrified with the electric sparks coming off of your pet. It does
not make your NeoPet feel sick but is more dangerous to the people living with
it. Many think that it is something very bad and will require immediate treatment.
But what if it is a good thing? In the case of my Eyrie Graewing, sickness and
disease may have its uses...
It was a very sunny day and peace was at 68379 Breadstreet, Neopia Central.
Zaraion, my Scorchio and Talon, Graewing's petpet Horus was playing a game of
cards. Paenion, my Pteri was snoozing on the sofa, and the petpet Zare the Airax
was perching on Frilly the Frillabon's bowl. Graewing was at Krawk Island at
Captain Threeleg's Academy and was training hard for his upcoming fight with
Harry the Mutant Moehog, for he was only level four as you can see.
I was currently reading the latest edition of The Neopian Times when suddenly
Graewing burst in without knocking. I rushed to stroke him for I was happy he
was back home but felt a sudden surge of electricity that nearly burned my hair.
"Graewing!" I exclaimed, "You're sick! That's Shock-a-lots!" "I know! And this
is the lousiest time to be sick! My fight with Harry is today!" Sparks of static
started to fly as he started pacing back and forth. Of course if you know my
Eyrie as well as I do, you will know that he won't be withdrawing on any fights
later soon. But I bothered to ask anyway: "Maybe you should withdraw this fight
so you could recover your health?" I asked uncertainly. "I won't! I don't want
anyone thinking that I am a coward by withdrawing from a fight on the last minute!
Besides, I am just fine! I don't feel anything that hurts! And my fight is at
4:00 pm!" Just the answer I was expecting! "Well you better hurry, it's 3 o'clock
already and that only leaves you an hour to get there!" blurted in Zaraion.
Graewing darted past me and headed towards the road out of sight. "Why did you
have to do that?" I scolded Zaraion, then I signaled to Talon, Graewing's Horus
to come with me.
We arrived at the middle of the fight and Graewing was shooting a blast of
fire from his Fire Mask, but the Mutant Harry was able to avoid it and jumped
and attacked Graewing who got ready to avoid the blow. Harry started charging
with his sharp tusks at him, but Graewing just pulled back in time and only
received a scratch on his ear. Harry, on the other hand got a full blast of
electricity, for during the attack his head brushed Graewing's mane. He stampeded
of shock and lost ten hitpoints from the static. All of this happened so fast
that I didn't realise that it was the Shock-a-lots doing. Graewing, seeing this,
obviously gave him new hope and started to fiercely attack the Pant Devil with
Talon darting after him.
The fight finally ended and Graewing lost, but was able to reduce Harry the
Mutant Moehog's Hitpoints to ten (Thanks to the Shock-a-lots). Even though he
lost, Graewing still wore a tired grin on his face, "I was good wasn't I?" he
said happily. While we walked home we also visited the hospital (Where Graewing
was rather reluctant to go) and bought a pair of Special Rubber Gloves from
the Pharmacy that the doctor prescribed. We went home and Graewing started to
tell his exciting fight to Paenion and Zaraion who, although amazed, would not
stand five feet of Graewing in fear of getting electrified. The day ended and
everybody was sleeping when I told Graewing: "Well, I better start treating
your sickness and rub out all that static. Or you won't be able to touch another
"I know," replied Graewing with a hint of sadness in his voice. "But I wonder
what other illness can be used in the Battledome?"