Hello! I'm _mcgowan_ er, well you can call me Micki! It sounds much nicer.
Any way this is my very own short story all about me! Well to be precise it's
about how I came to live with T.C. and company.
IT WAS A humid day at the pound, and we pets were all very stressed. You see
with these strange new pets 'appearing' from 'somewhere' a lot of owners were
putting their least loved pets in the pound. Yup that was my role in life. Least
loved, well... for a short time anyway. I was dropped off with a hurried explanation
of, "You'll find someone who can really love you... I hope I can get that Ixi
in time!" Oh right, so encouraging.
So there I was just minding my own business when
this very pretty Christmas Kougra paused by my um, cell. I glanced up, rather
irritated someone was bothering me. But also somewhat nervous. Like I said we
were all stressed, and I had no idea what was going to happen. This had been
all in all a very nerve wracking experience.
"Hi." The Kougra smiled. "I'm Madaleine."
Eyes narrowed I looked at her. It was her jaunty
cape and cap that made me smile back. "I'm Micki well, _mcgowan_ but you know,
Micki for short." I was leaning against the bars, erm the wall. Yeah it was
the wall... *blushes* "So what are you doing here?" I asked causally.
"I'm going to find a new home," she said, golden
eyes bright with mirth.
"What!?! Why? Is something wrong with your old
one?" I asked, scrunching up my nose.
"Oh, no..." she paused. I took this as a bad
sign and watched her knowingly, or so I thought. "I just need a quieter home.
Something calm, quiet and peaceful. But yes calm is a good word." She grinned
"Calm?" I exclaimed in horror. "Why? What's wrong
with adventure and excitement?" I mean, I really wanted to know! It was madness!
Or... or something!
She chuckled. "I like quiet, it's restful." She
eyed me for a moment. "You know I think I may have the perfect home for you."
She said, taking out a notebook and scribbling in it.
"Oh yeah!" I rolled my eyes. "Calm, just what
I want.... not!" I slumped against the wall, (the real wall this time) and scowled.
"Just wait." She smiled. "If I don't see you
again I wish you luck." She called out as she headed for the desk with the Lulu
the pink Uni. Okay so I don't know her real name, but she needed one and so
Lulu it was. Madaleine waved at me as she then went over to talk with Dr_Death.
Okay by then I was sure she was like, nine cents
sort of a dime. A few fries short of a Neomeal. A few trees short of a forest...
*takes a breath* I mean who willingly gives up a good home? Oi! Some
pets, I tell you.
Anywho... I watched as she signed some papers
and within minutes, nay make that seconds! She walked out the door with a girl
and a yellow Poogle. Happily chatting about only who knows what. I was struck
with despair! It couldn't be that simple! What could I offer, she was a pretty
Christmas Kougra and here I was a plain red Aisha. The oh-woe-is-me's
hit hard and I sulked for a good hour. No one wants a pet who talks to herself
while she sulks.
Several hours later I was standing on my head
counting the holes in the wall when I heard a shriek. Glancing over I noticed
Dr_Death dive under his desk. Hmm, interesting I thought. So I fell over, no
other way to describe my descent, and tried to see what was going on. Lulu was
smirking, she does that a lot. But then I saw why. In walked this young woman.
She must have been well disliked... erm, well known for Dr_Death to hide in
terror. Her hair was what I noticed first, sort of tangerine with pale lemon
streaks. She had flashing green eyes and looked ready to set the world on its
ear and then some. I couldn't help but grin as she poked Dr_Death with her
toe. Then she headed for us, totally ignoring Lulu. By 'us' I mean the Aisha
section of the pound... ER Adoption center.
She scanned the faces and finally settled on
me. Walking over, she sank down on her heels and grinned. My first thought was
that she was some kind of strange faerie come to free me and the second was
that she smelled like oranges. Did I mention I love orange? No? Hmmm...
"You must be..." She glanced at a piece of paper
in her hand. "_mcgowan_?"
"Yup that's me," I said. "What of it?"
"Allie said you were spunky." She shook her head,
and the scents of lemon filled the room.
"Who's Allie?" I asked somewhat curious, somewhat
"Madaleine, a Christmas Kougra" She had a faraway
look in her eyes. "We'll miss her, but she wanted something more peaceful."
At this she frowned. "But she did mention that you seemed to be just the type
to fit in at our house." She chuckled suddenly. "By the way I'm T.C." She held
out her hand to shake mine. "Twistedcitrus if we must be formal."
"Oh! That explains it!" I said, slapping my forehead
with a paw. I got it twisted citrus... you know like lemons and oranges!
Oh... urm, never mind then.
"Really?" She looked a bit confused. "I always thought I defied explanation.
Guess I'll have to work harder on that." She stood and glanced back at the Uni.
"Well if you'd like a life of adventure, excitement and well basic chaos..."
She grinned mischievously. "What say you?"
I thought about it, for a whole millisecond.
Like I was going to pass this up! Yeah in a kazillion Neo-years! "I'm game,"
I said, as she opened the door.
"Then let's get out of here." She took my paw,
glancing back at Lulu. "Before I bop that Uni in the nose."
"What? What about Dr_Death?"
"He's not so bad, his is a cruel job... now that
Uni, she annoys me." T.C. wrinkled her nose in distaste.
"This is like going to be so cool!" I said skipping
beside her as we left the building.
"Oh and how!" She rolled her eyes good-naturedly.
"I suppose now would be a good time to tell you that you now have a sister and
two pesky brothers...."
Anyway that's how I came to live with T.C. And all the rest. Lex and I joined
forces and Stormy and Xander tremble in fear! Mwa ha ha ha ha! *cough* *cough*
Okay so we're a wild, crazy, hyper bunch! *giggles* But you know I don't think
T.C. would have it any other way. I now have a home my own loveable petpet Gonzo
(he's so cute) and the very fact Madaleine picked me out herself kinda makes it
Thanks Allie! Where ever you are!
Okay time to go save the world from the Mutant m&m's and Xander's experiments!