It was a clear night. Stars of all sorts flickered in
the velveteen sky and the entire forest was covered in serene silence. Willow
trees shifted restlessly in the slight breeze that blew softly through the forest,
calmly rustling tree leaves as it past. The moon was a sliver slicing crisply
into the sky, it wouldn't be a full moon for a few weeks.
Myyth the fire Eyrie was gliding just above
ground, his emerald eyes glistening slightly in the silver moonlight. He wore
a long black velvet hooded cloak that hid most of his face. In his beak he carefully
held a magical purple poogle toy that he had received from Jhudora upon request.
With this toy he would be able to finish working on his current project with
Shaeylan, one he had planned specially for Halloween.
He landed silently at the front door to his NeoHome
and as quietly as he could he pushed the door open with his paw. Shutting the
door behind him he peered into the living room and spotted Darkwise sprawled
across the couch reading a book on the history of Neopia. Cursing under his
breath he wondering how he could either a. Sneak past Darkwise without any questions
asked or b. bribe him. Myyth knew he would be better off trying to get past
Darkwise rather then bribe him. There just wasn't much you could bribe the cynical
pirate krawk with, and besides, he enjoyed making everybody else miserable so
getting Myyth in trouble would really make his day.
Keeping his beak clenched tightly onto the magical
purple poogle toy Myyth walked past the living room as quickly and as quietly
as he could.
"So, Where were you Myyth?" Darkwise asked from
the other room without even looking up from his book. Myyth muttered darkly
and took a backstep towards the living room.
"That is none of your concern. Just go back to
your book and forget I came home this later and I'll remember to give you high
status when I take over Neopia," Myyth told his brother in a muffled voice as
he began to walk towards his secret lair.
"Ha, Yeah. Whatever. Just be happy that I'm an
a mediocre mood today and I'm not going to bust ya," Darkwise replied with a
yawn, setting his book down and rolling off the couch. He stretched, extending
his claws, and finally ambled off past Myyth to his bedroom.
Shaking his head at his brother Myyth made his
way down to his supposedly "secret" lair. (Myyth and Shaeylan still called it
secret even though the whole family knew about it) His younger brother and advisor,
Shaeylan, sat at a table with a large pot full of all sorts of sweet tasting
things. The Baby Kougra was stirring the concoction with a long wooden spoon
carefully watching the bubbling purple liquid. He wore a little white lab coat.
"I've got it," Myyth told his brother after dropping
the magical purple poogle toy onto the table next to the pot. A bit of cotton
slipped out of a broken seam on the toy from the grip Myyth had on it with his
beak. "This plot is going to be quite perfect for Halloween."
"It certainly is Myyth. Everybody who comes trick
or treating at our house will be in trouble," Shaeylan replied with a smirk
on her face.
It was the day before Halloween, and the two
of them had an evil plot planned especially for the highly anticipated holiday.
At the moment they were working on creating a perfect mixture of sweetness that
would be hardened into candy. Not ordinary candy, mind you, but candy that would
turn anybody who ate it into a plushie.
"Turning Pets and petpets into plushies, I would
have never thought of it Myyth. This will work out quite well, I think." Shaeylan
smiled, his amber eyes were focused on his work before him. He was going to
finish mixing the current ingredients before adding the final one. He wanted
to make sure everything was perfect.
"Yes...they'll never know what hit them. Halloween
evening half of Neopia's population will be turned into plushies! Then nobody
will laugh and say I am not capable of dominating Neopia!" Myyth exclaimed his
eyes glinted maliciously as he began to cackle evilly.
"And now for the final ingredient. The magic
within this poogle toy reacting to the magic in the dark spell that I already
put in should reverse the process of turning a pet into another species to turning
a pet into a plushie." Shaeylan said as she slipped the magical purple poogle
toy into the slimy substance where it instantly deteriorated, turning the liquid
into a darker shade of violet.
"Aww... poor plushie..." Myyth murmured under
his breath, eyeing the potion sadly. Secretly Myyth really adored plushies and
had a hidden stash of them in the deepest darkest depths of his lair. Even Shaeylan
didn't know of his strange infatuation with stuffed toys, and usually the fire
Eyrie was exceptional at hiding this weakness. He hadn't meant to let it slip
that he cared for plushies of all sorts.
"What was that?" Shaeylan asked with a raise
of his eyebrows, still stirring the pot of liquid. He didn't think he heard
Myyth correctly, or at least, he hoped he hadn't heard Myyth correctly.
"Erhm... more slushie! I am quite parched after
my fly to Jhudora's Cloud." Myyth responded, trying desperately to cover up
his slip. He scratched the back of his head innocently with his right talon,
trying to look inconspicuous.
"Well, I suppose I can get us slushies after
we're finished here, but first I think we should test our mixture before hardening
it into candy. This way it will be easier to fix it if we find a mess up." Shaeylan
told Myyth with a shrug as he took a bit of the mixture into a spoon and poured
it into a vial. "Where's Minion?" Shaeylan asked, referring to Myyth's Black
Moltenore as he put a stopper in the vial.
"You're not suggesting we test it on him are
you?" Myyth asked, his eyes widening, he would let Shaeylan do so... it was
just, he was fond of the little Moltenore and even though they could turn him
back Myyth didn't want the little guy to suffer.
"Of course not. We're going to test it on Rhapsody's
Kookith, Minion can give it to her." Shaeylan explained simply. "Now where is
Minion, the black Moltenore, fluttered up over
Myyth's shoulder at the mention of his name. The little petpet cocked his head
to the side curiously at Shaeylan.
"What do you need me to do?" he asked with a
little chirp causing a few stray blackened flames to emit from his mouth.
"You know Guardian?" Myyth asked. Minion scowled
angrily at this name. He hated Guardian just for the sake of hating her, the
fact that she was his owner's enemies petpet helped too. "Well, Shaeylan wants
you to give this to her, Understood? It will turn her into a plushie if it works
correctly." Myyth explained to the now eager Moltenore, excited that he would
be able to get back at Guardian for all of the sneaking around Myyth's Lair
Shaeylan handed the vial to Minion's little hand-like
wings. He gripped it tightly and tottered a bit mid-air. It took him a moment
to balance, but once he did he was flying up the stairs to Rhapsody's room.
Myyth and Shaeylan exchanged hopeful glances and awaited Minion's return.
Thankfully Rhapsody's door was open just enough so Minion could glide right
into her room without problem. The Faerie Kau lay on her side curled up next
to Guardian the kookith. Both of them slept peacefully, Guardian made a soft
song-like "wee wee wee" noise every time she exhaled. Minion had to bite his
lip to keep from giggling with amusement.
Minion made his way towards Guardian, trying
to be as silent as possible so he didn't wake either of them up. Hovering right
above the Zen bed he carefully set the vial next to Guardian before landing
on the bed himself. Working quickly he pulled out the stopper of the vial with
his teeth and spit it off the bed. Then he picked up the vial and his mouth
while prying Guardian's mouth open with his paw-wings. The kookith grunted and
repositioned herself, but remained asleep. Inwardly Minion sighed with relief
as he tilted the vial in his teeth and poured it directly into Guardian's mouth.
For a moment there was no reaction as Guardian
reacted naturally and swallowed the fluid. Then, there was a loud pop and a
puff of smoke surrounded the kookith. As the wisps of gray smoke cleared away
Minion's eyes widened excitedly.
Guardian was now a perfect plushie. With seams,
bead eyes, the whole nine yards.
Unfortunately the loud pop had awakened Rhapsody
who was now yawning as she rolled over. She was not a very happy camper when
she saw Guardian's current plushified state. Her eyes settled on Minion and
they were filled with rage.
"What have you done?!" she shouted furiously
as she picked up the plushie of Guardian. Her whole body shook with anger as
she sat back on her haunches, examining Guardian from all angles.
"Err...well, I think Myyth would be a better
person to..." Before Minion could finish his sentence Rhapsody had leaped off
her bed kookith plushie in tow, and was out the door.
"It will work Myyth, don't fret." Shaeylan told Myyth in an assuring tone.
The two of them jumped up at the same time as they heard muffled yells from
above. "Yes, I do believe it worked..." Shaeylan said quietly as Rhapsody came
clomping down the stairs to their lair.
"What in Neopia have you done?!" Rhapsody hissed
furiously as she dropped Guardian the plushie at Myyth's feet. "If you don't
undo this right now I will completely destroy your lair." She shot such a dangerous
glare at Myyth that he visibly winced before regaining his composure.
"Ah, Rhapsody. My nemesis. Yes, Well I suppose
we can agree to turn Guardian back," Myyth told the Chaos faerie in a very fake
polite manner as Shaeylan handed him the vial which contained the reversal process.
"Here, Pour this on Guardian," Myyth said with a sigh. "Oh well, At least
we know it works...now if just harden it into candy..." Myyth whispered to Shaeylan.
"Uh uh uh," Rhapsody said with a shake of her
head and a grin. "Your little mixture is going to be used one last time, and
it won't be to turn innocent trick or treaters into plushies," the Chaos
Faerie said as she poured the new vial onto Kookith. Instantly there was a quick
puff of smoke and Guardian was returned to her normal state. Guardian looked
a bit dazed and wobbled around. Myyth raised his eyebrows suspiciously at Rhapsody.
Suddenly, Rhapsody broke into a gallop, head
butting the pot of the plushie liquid off the table and on to Myyth as well
as Shaeylan. The two of them, covered in the sweet concoction, instantly turned
to plushies. Rhapsody grinned.
"I'll leave you two like that until Halloween
is over so people can enjoy the holiday in peace!" Rhapsody chuckled slightly
to herself before turning to peer down at Guardian. "Are you all right Guardian?"
"Fine...just slightly dazed. I think we should
go get Minion..." the little Kookith's eyes glistened hopefully.
"Of course, it's only suiting that he is also
turned into a plushie." Smirking, the two of them made their way out of Myyth's
lair to find the evil little Moltenore
And in his plushie little mind Myyth decided that he really ought to do something
about Rhapsody...he wasn't sure what because at the moment his brain felt quite