I am Noranada, a red Kacheek whose name means sweet in
my owner's secret language. I have a story to tell you.
My life was just perfect until Kristin and Aloha
came along and took over my school, my friends, and my life.
It was Monday, and I was going to start a new
week of school at Neo Pets Grade School with all my friends. I was walking with
my owner, Tess Renée, my little brother, Norcaneo the blue Aisha (whose name
means New Loyal), my older brother, Naganori the green Gelert (whose name is
Japanese), and my oldest sibling, Frooshaneo the yellow Wocky (whose name means
Norcaneo sighed. "Tess Renée, why can't we play
hooky? Just this once? I'm so tired of school!"
"You've got to be kidding me!" I said. "School
is great! We've got so many friends at the grade school! What about Kara?"
Norcaneo frowned. "I told you not to mention
I smiled. "Okay. Sorry."
"I'm glad you like school so much, but it's illegal
to play hooky," Tess Renée said. "Maybe I could home-school you guys. My mom
home-schools me. Norcaneo, who is Kara?"
Norcaneo smiled as the school came into sight.
"You know what? I've decided that I want to go to school today after all! 'Bye,
Tess Renée! I'll see you after school!" My little brother bounded up to the
school with the rest of the crowd.
"Bye," Naganori said to Tess Renée, wagging his
sharp tail from side to side. "I'll see you later!" He bounded after Norcaneo.
"Norcaneo! WAIT UP!!!"
Frooshaneo sighed. "Those two are so juvenile.
Uh, if you find a few extra Neopoints, could we go to Hubert's Hot Dogs for
"We'll see," Tess Renée said.
"Okay," Frooshaneo said. "Have a nice day!" Frooshaneo
tore after Norcaneo and Naganori. "Hey, you guys! You're supposed to stay with
me until first period!"
I smiled up Tess Renée. "Have a good day."
"You, too," said Tess Renée, then she took a
flower on a hair clip and stuck in on my fur.
"What's this for?" I asked.
"For luck," Tess Renée answered. "Not that you'll
need it. It's luck so you can ace your Famous Faeries test today."
"Thank you," I said. "I love you."
"Ditto," Tess Renée said. "Good luck!"
I ran to catch up with my best friend, Popcorn.
She was a real friendly Gelert.
"Hi, Noranada!" said Popcorn. "Nice flower."
I reached up and touched the flower. "Thanks.
Tess Renée gave it to me."
Popcorn took a jar off of her head. "Look! Mimi
gave this to me. It's a Fire Faerie. She told me to let it go in the class and
see what happens."
I wondered what would happen. I'd seen faeries
let free before. Some bless you with a cool fighting move, and some fly away.
"Tess Renée gave me a red Korbat keyring. I'm going to show it to the class
and if Mrs. Snack will let me, they can all play with it!"
Popcorn and I walked into our homeroom, room
212, Mrs. Snack's room. I waved to my brothers and sister as they went into
rooms 210, 211, and 213.
Mrs. Snack, a yellow Nimmo stood at the blackboard.
I noticed that there was an extra desk in the row in front of me. I hoped no
one tall was coming. The last student came in . . . but there was still an extra
desk. Mrs. Snack spoke up. "Good morning, boys and girls. We are getting a new
student today. Her name is Kristin."
Just then, a faerie-painted, pink Kacheek walked
into the room. She had her ears pierced in five different places . . . three
rings on one ear and two on the other . . . and she was wearing a bow.
"Hello, you must be Kristin," said Mrs. Snack.
"Sit here, in front of Noranada."
Kristin flew over to the seat and sat down. Her
wings were big. I raised my hand.
"Yes?" asked Mrs. Snack.
"I can't see."
"You don't need to. I'm passing out the Famous
Faerie quiz. Come help me."
I smiled. That was my job.
Kristin spoke without raising her hand. "I would
like to help."
"Okay. You and Noranada can both pass out papers."
Mrs. Snack smiled. "I'm so glad that you are eager to participate with the class!"
I went up to Mrs. Snack and took half of the
papers. I was sure to pass the papers out to all of my friends and to my own
desk. I didn't want Kristin to.
When it was time to do show-and-tell, I didn't
offer to share my keyring. I definitely didn't want Kristin to touch any of
As I was waiting for Tess Renée to come and pick
Naganori, Frooshaneo, Norcaneo and I up from school, I caught a glimpse of Kristin
with her owner. Her owner was wearing a big fur coat, a sparkly skirt, and high
heels. I saw her hand Kristin a Tenna. Kristin didn't look even half as excited
as I would to get a Tenna. Then she was handed a big milk chocolate Wocky. I
noticed that there was a smaller pink faerie-painted Kacheek receiving the same
expensive presents. They ignored the Tennas and ate their Wockys. The Tennas
buzzed back over to Kristin's owner.
Spoiled! I thought. And stop eating
my big sister!
Just then, Tess Renée came to walk us home. She
looked concerned. "What's wrong, Norcaneo?"
Norcaneo looked up, and I saw that he was crying.
"It's nothing," Norcaneo said. "I'm fine!"
"You don't look fine to me," Frooshaneo pointed
"I've . . . just got something in my eyes," Norcaneo
claimed, wiping his eyes with his paw.
"Well, if you say so," Tess Renée said with a
shrug. "But get happy. We're going to Hubert's Hot Dogs for dinner. And maybe
we can go to the soda shop."
Norcaneo got happy fast! "Yummy! That's my favourite!
A tiger squash corn dog and a Neocola!"
I shrugged. "Yeah. I like those, too."
"You aren't too enthusiastic," Naganori said,
panting. "I sure am, though! I need a soda after gym class! YIKES!!! Ten laps
around the track!"
"Well, let's go," said Tess Renée. "If anyone
needs it that bad, I brought a wagon."
"I need it!" shouted Naganori. He leapt into
the wagon. I ended up as the only one walking.
"What is it, Noranada?" Tess Renée asked. "Don't
tell me you're afraid of wood again."
"No," I said. "It's nothing. I need the exercise."
The next day at school, Norcaneo came up to me
during lunch time. "Noranada! My friends are all ignoring me! They're all paying
attention to Aloha! And if I walk up, they turn away, and . . ."
"Hold up!" I shouted. "Who?"
"Aloha, a pink faerie-painted Kacheek," Norcaneo
said. "He looks like his big sister. I don't wanna be friends with him!"
"I have a girl named Kristin in my class, but
my friends haven't declared her popular yet," I said.
"Kristin, you are so popular!" I heard someone
cry from across the room.
"Okay, never mind," I said. "My friends aren't
ignoring me yet. But if you have more problems with Aloha then you can tell
Later on, at recess, I walked over to Popcorn.
"Hey, do you want to play faeries?" I asked her. I knew the answer would be
yes. We played faeries every day.
"Uh, well, I promised someone that I would play
with them today," said Popcorn. "But tomorrow maybe?"
"But we play faeries every day," I said.
"I promised Kristin I would play with her," said
"But Kristin is mean!" I cried.
"You don't know that! You've ignored since the
moment she got here!" Popcorn barked.
"You're my best friend!" I shouted.
"Maybe I don't want to be your friend anymore!"
Popcorn growled. " 'Bye, Noranada. Happy trails to you, too." Popcorn turned
her back to me and went to play with Kristin . . . probably just because she
was faerie painted!
"Well, I don't need you," I said to myself. "I
have a bunch of other friends." I walked over to my other friends, all of them
in a group. "Would you guys like to play with me?" I asked.
They shook their heads.
"We all promised someone we would play with her,"
Grizzly the Grundo said. And they all walked away to play with Kristin!
"How can anyone like her?" I thought, which,
I might have forgotten to add, I do out loud. "It's just no fair! All of my
friends think she's great, and they're dumping me! By the end of the week, I'm
not going to have any friends!"
Norcaneo rushed up to me suddenly. "I don't have
any friends, Noranada! They all hate me!"
"HUSH UP!" I snapped. "I'M HAVING MY OWN PROBLEMS,
IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED!"
Norcaneo burst into tears. "I hate you!" He tore
across the playground and ran into the woods.
"I hope he doesn't get eaten by the Pant Devil,"
I thought, once again out loud, then started into the school. I walked through
the lunch room, down the hall, up three flights of stairs, and into the principal's
"Yes?" asked Mr. Turmaculas, the principal.
"Could I use your phone, please?" I asked.
"Why on earth would you need to use it?" asked
"I want to call my owner. I don't feel well today."
Moments later, I felt like I should stay. Go
outside, something told me, go to the woods and find your brother. He needs
"Actually, Mr. Turmaculas, I think I was just
nervous about my test. I think I'm fine." I sped out of his office, down three
flights of stairs, down the hall, and through the lunch room to get into the
The woods were dark and spooky. There were too
many trees to see the sky, and there was a feeling like something was going
to jump out and grab me.
"HELLLLP!!!" I heard someone scream. "AAAUUGGHH!!"
It was Norcaneo! I ran and ran and ran until
I reached him. He was cornered by a big Ghost Lupe!
"Hey, you! Leave my brother alone!" I yelled.
I jumped at the Ghost, but I flew right through him!
I grabbed Norcaneo. "Come on, run!"
And run he did. We ran and ran and ran until
we were back on the playground. Kristin was there, laughing.
"What's so funny?" I shouted. "I just saved my
brother from the Ghost Lupe and he's probably coming right now!"
Kristin shook her head. There was a second Kacheek
next to her, that looked like it must be Aloha. "We did that. We have a special
mist machine that creates a misty image in any shape at all!"
Everyone stared at Kristin and Aloha laughing
at us. All of our old friends came over to Norcaneo and I. Then we left.
The next day, Kristin was not in my class room.
Mrs. Snack told us that she had been transferred back to Space VirtuPets station
to live. We would not be seeing her for a long time.
Popcorn and I became friends again. Everyone
who had been Kristin's friend had been insulted in one way or another by her
Now my life's perfect again and Norcaneo looks
up to me more. He says that even though it was a fake, it was cool how I tried
to save him from a Ghost.
I wonder who our next student will be?