A Long Time Ago...
Ginny R. Antigoni was a joyful yellow Cybunny who never
stopped smiling as long as her older sister, Cybil P. Antigoni, knew her.
She had big, round blue eyes and short blonde pigtails,
and was always curious about the world around her, almost more so than her astute
parents and sister. Because of her curiosity, she immensely loved books, and
whenever Cybil, finished one of her creepy horror novels, Ginny would immediately
pounce on it. She was surprisingly brave, and it seemed the only thing that
scared her was the prospect of taking a bath.
Ginny usually got very muddy from playing all day,
and followed around her little sister like a baby mallard. She looked up to
her in every way, even imitating the way she talked and walked.
Although Cybil could sometimes be annoyed by her
little sister's antics, she loved her very much, and she loved her in return.
But something happened on that dark, starry night.
Years ago, the denizens of the Purple Planet, the infamous Alien Lupes, decided
they needed new Neopets to test their latest inventions...
"Cybil, my feet are getting tired..." Ginny whined, struggling to keep up with
her lanky sister. "How long are we going to keep hopping?"
"Just a minute longer..." Cybil was around 15 years
old, and Ginny just had one more day to go before she turned ten. But that didn't
mean Ginny was getting any more mature.
"Cybuuuuuuuuuul..." she whined. "Why are we here?
I wanna go home..."
"Well, I want to show you something. I thought I
told you that..."
She smiled as they finally reached the top of the
large hill. The purple grass and violet trees looked even darker and more mysterious
from the top of the hill. The moon shone down on a large observatory, with a
gleaming telescope and a wonderful glass dome for a roof. And, most incredible
of all was the sky. Cloudless, clear, and stunningly beautiful. Ginny gasped
in awe, suddenly finding the strength to surge ahead of her older sister and
gaze at the large telescope. She pointed to it with a tiny paw, her face a mask
"Wow, Cybil...is that what you wanted to show me?
It's really pretty!"
"No, silly, it's in the sky...you can see almost
ALL the stars from here. There's not another spot like this one for miles!"
Cybil hopped a little faster and propped her little
sister up on her shoulders so that she could get a better view.
"Wow, this is amazing!!"
"See? You know all the constellations, right?"
"Yup. There's the Big Dippaw and the Little Dippaw,
and over there is the White Uni..."
Ginny went on to describe all the constellations
with amazing detail. All the stars twinkled as merrily as Cybil's own eyes as
she admired her sister's knowledge.
"That's very good!! You should be an Astronomer someday!"
"That would be fun!!" Ginny giggled, pulling on her
Suddenly, her smile turned into a frown. Her paw
flew up to point once again.
"Big sis...what's that?"
"Oh, that? It's just a shooting star, I think..."
"But it's too big..." The little Cybunny tugged on
her sister's hair three more times, looking slightly panicked. "Can we go now?
I suddenly don't feel so good..."
"What, are you sick?"
"No, I don't think so, I just think something bad
is going to happen..."
Cybil looked a little more carefully at the fiery
object in the sky. It DID seem a little large. But for some reason, Cybil couldn't
move. Like her little sister, her curiosity got the better of her, and she simply
stood, her mouth slightly open, as it finally became clear.
"Oh no..." She gasped. "It's heading straight for
Ginny paused. The moonlight was now blocked, and
everything seemed a little darker. Her big blue eyes darted around for a moment
before focusing back up onto the sky.
"I think it's a UFO..."
And there it was. Hanging miles above their heads
in the middle of the sky, blocking out the moon and the stars, was a large,
undeniable UFO. It was shaped, oddly enough, like a gigantic Lupe, with multiple
ears sticking out of it's head and a long, gleaming purple body.
Suddenly, a glaring purple light shot from above,
paralysing both Neopets They could hear a loud voice echoing in their ears from
way up above. It was snooty, uncaring, drawling, and overall disturbing to both
timid Cybunnies, but they could make no move to cover their ears.
"This is a ship from the Royal Fleet of King Meerkadoodadhorfadorfapaw!
We have come to take a sample! Prepare to ascend!!"
A long, metallic paw shot from the ship and clamped
around Ginny. She still didn't speak, it seemed like she was in a trance as
she rapidly shot back towards the ship. Cybil still couldn't react; she was
still frozen by the odd purple light. Ginny shot higher and higher, faster and
faster, until she finally reached the bottom of the large ship.
A small hole appeared under the Lupe UFO's chin,
and Ginny was pulled through, being carefully placed onto the ground. The ship
was dimly lit with the same eerie purple lights that had dazed Ginny a while
ago, and while she was still too frightened to speak, her wide, curious eyes
took in everything on the ship.
Lupes. Lots of them. Some of them were operating
machinery, pushing buttons with glowing green paws, while others were staring
at her with interest. But they were not normal Lupes. They had two too many
ears. Several of them picked her up, carrying her across the large room that
was obviously the Lupe's head, the control panel of the entire ship. Ginny blinked
owlishly, looking out the window and seeing nothing but glowing stars. She turned
her gaze from the windows to a large, yellow alien Lupe who was a lot bigger
than the rest. Although he was turned the other way, Ginny had an unsettling
feeling that he could still see her.
"Well, well, well, what have we here..."
Ginny could see nothing but his back, which was covered
by a thick purple robe, and the back of his large head, which had a large, ornate
crown on it. She began to tremble as the Lupe paced forward a few steps.
"An ickle baby Cybunny from Neopia, I think...and
I also sense fear...but...she is curious, indeed...her eyes...they remind me..."
Suddenly, he whirled around, his robe billowing back
and his multiple ears twitching. Ginny held back a scream as he glared down
at her with glowing eyes and sharp, menacing teeth. Six claws were on each of
his broad, powerful-looking paws, and his eyes kept on changing colour as he
peered at her.
"Oh, yes sir?" A plump green Lupe with a monocle
piped up, smiling nervously and standing tall.
"Place her in our finest quarters. We will not be
experimenting with her, but saving her."
Glycopaw's face fell.
"But...what about the new weapon, sir? Can't we at
least burn her ears off?"
"NO!!" He snarled, leaning forward and baring his
teeth at the now trembling Glycopaw. "YOU HEARD ME, NOW DO IT BEFORE I RIP THAT
SILLY MONOCLE OFF YOUR FAT FACE AND MAKE YOU EAT IT!!"
Glycopaw plucked the Cybunny from the other Lupes
paws and carried her to the doorway. Suddenly, Ginny seemed to snap back, and
she began to thrash angrily, kicking and pounding on the plump Lupe's back.
"NO!! LET ME GO!! I WANT TO SEE CYBIL!! NOOO!! LET
King Meerkadoodadhorfadorfapaw turned back to the
window, a smile on his creepy face as Glycopaw struggled to get Ginny to her
"She shall become the heir to the throne...I have
no children of my own, and most certainly none of the bumbling idiots around
me can possibly handle the job. She'll be high princess, and all shall fear
and be amazed by her beauty and wit! She had the eyes and intelligence of my
mother, the Queen, and shall be named after her! Let this be spread around the
Purple Planet, and let no Alien Lupe not know that someday, their new ruler
will be Princess Ginniyakamirklepaw!!"
"Ginniyakamirklepaw! Ginniyakamirklepaw!" The Lupes
began to chant, cheering and throwing their paws into the air. The King whirled
around and strode across the large control room, laughing at the top of his
deep, powerful voice as he swept out the door...
Back on Earth...
"Ginny..." Cybil sobbed, waving her arms in the air.
But it was too late. The ship turned around several times before disappearing
in a blast of purple light. She watched as it jettisoned into the sky, fading
away amongst the stars, which suddenly seemed dark and cold. Cybil's expression
became blank. She turned around and slowly began to walk down the hill. The
wheels of her intelligent brain were turning, and she turned around one final
time to yell at the sky.
"I'll find you, Ginny. I'll find you. I'll save you
from those wretched Lupes I'll study hard. No more stupid horror novels. I'm
going to be a Lupologist. I'm going to find you, Ginny!! And when I do, I'm
going to get my revenge!!"
And thus began Cybil's long career down the road
of Lupology. What happened to Ginny? No one is quite sure. But whenever Cybil
looks at the stars at night, or look at any green Lupe, she'll remember....