Myyth awoke with a start, rubbing his eyes and orienting
himself a little bit. He quickly realised that Shaeylan, now finally settled
in the form of a Baby Kougra, was pawing at him anxiously trying to wake him
up. With a yawn and a groan he rolled over to face her, his fiery fire feathers
rustling as he did so.
"Honestly Shaeylan, I'm trying to sleep! I can't
very well take over Neopia without getting my rest," Myyth the diabolical
fire Eyrie snapped irritably at his assistant and partner and crime. He was
about to close his eyes again when Shaeylan gave him another sharp prod with
"And you cannot take over Neopia without a villain's
license either," the Kougra told him placidly as she swiped the covers
off of Myyth in one fluid motion.
"What on Neopia are you talking about?" Myyth
asked her with a groan as he again tried to pull to covers back on with a claws.
He was unsuccessful. It was quite funny to see the powerful mage Eyrie trying
to crawl back into bed with his covers.
"I can't believe you don't recall this." Shaeylan
shook her head with an exasperated sigh, she may have been a baby Neopet, but
she was also a genius and she always kept things together for Myyth. "The Villain
License exam. You cannot officially aspire for Neopia domination without approval
by the board of villains first. Now, Come on. We don't have much time left to
prepare. Have you studied?" she asked him a tone that suggested she knew that
he didn't study but was going to question him about it anyway.
"Uh..." Flabbergasted Myyth rolled
out of his kau print bed. "Well, Actually, No. I forgot about it entirely
amidst the whole Mind Control Hair Gel situation." He scratched the back
of his head innocently with his claw. Sometimes Shaeylan was more of a parent
figure to him then an assistant. "But really, I think I know everything
there is to know about being a villain. I'll have that test aced in no time,"
he explained to Shaeylan in a self-assured manner.
"Hmph. Just get ready, I'm going to go eat breakfast.
Meet me in the kitchen and then we'll leave!" The baby Kougra padded out of
the room leaving no room for argument. Myyth signed and shook his head.
Today was going to be a long day.
Twenty minutes later the two of them were leaving their NeoHome with the excuse
that they were going to go to Terror Mountain to pat the Snow Faerie a visit.
Myyth gave his flame feathers a quick preen as he trotted briskly out the front
door enjoying the rays of golden sunlight that seeped through the treetops.
Shaeylan was right beside him her paws unsettling the dirt and making a "piff"
sound as she walked.
"Where are you going?" Myyth asked with a raise
of his eyebrow as he realised Shaeylan was leading him in the opposite direction
of Haunted Forest, the place Myyth assumed the villain license testing would
"Faerieland of course," Shaeylan told his
brother with a puzzled look. "The villain's committee is centred around Jhudora's
Cloud, Don't you remember?" he asked, surprised at his brother's forgetfulness.
"Ah, yes. I just assumed that the Haunted Forest
would be more suiting for such villain license testing," Myyth replied with
an almost innocent shrug. Ha, As if Myyth could ever be innocent.
They continued on, finally reaching the hustle
and bustle of Neopia Central where the could take a flying cloud up to Faerieland.
As Myyth peered around, trying to find an open cloud he ran right into a...something
"Excuse me..." he began to say as he turned around
to find himself face to face with a silver Kougra She eyed him for a moment,
not batting her gray eyes for a moment as she examined him.
"You're Myyth... aren't you?" she asked, he saw
something not unlike a smirk appear across her face.
"Yes, That is correct," Myyth replied quirking
both of his eyebrows at her in curiosity. "And you are?" he inquired.
"Uilikee. You‘re the one who thinks he‘s evil
and going to take over Neopia, huh?" she circled Myyth for a moment her eyes
flickering with slight amusement.
"Not think. I am evil, and I am going to dominate
Neopia," Myyth told her bluntly. "Now...if you'll excuse me," he said
in mock politeness as he tried to ease his way past her. "I'll be going now."
"Ha, I see right through your act. Your not as
bad as you'd like people to think," she commented briskly before stepping to
the side and disappearing into the crowd of people and their pets.
"What on Neopia?" Shaeylan asked aloud, his face
contorted with confusion.
"I have no clue." Myyth shook his head in bemusement
and continued in search of a cloud up to Faerieland.
Finally, the two of them arrived at Jhudora's Cloud, both out of breath from
the rushing and pushing to get to a transportation cloud. Myyth was muttering
things under his breath as he padded through the cloud.
A makeshift tent was set up in the middle of
the cloud where a line of Neopets was slowly beginning to form. Rolling his
eyes at all the wannabe villains Myyth approached them, taking his place in
line. Shaeylan merely snickered under his breath at the pets and faeries who
were in the whole villain business for a lark. None of them were truly villains.
"Ooo, I can't believe I'm gonna get a villain
license and become a REAL bad guy. Isn't that SO cool?!" A nearby yellow Gelert
exclaimed happily to his green Chia friend, both of them were practically bouncing
with excitement. "Think we can do evil stuff...like--uh-- being evil?" the Gelert
asked his friend who nodded empathetically in response.
"This is ridiculous. All of these pets are here
just to get their license for fun! They don't realise how important this really
is to some of us..." Myyth whispered hoarsely to Shaeylan his voice trailing
off with a sigh. He shook his head in disgust. "They don't understand that being
a villain is an art!"
"I know, I know Myyth, but I'm sure the true
villains of Neopia will weed out all of the people who don't take being a villain
seriously," Shaeylan replied solemnly as he eyed some of the other people
in line with them. "It is a shame thought isn't it?"
Myyth nodded slowly in response, realising that
the line was getting noticeably shorter.
"They sure are going through the license applicants
fast..." Myyth noticed with a flick of his fiery feathers.
"Hmm...and some of those exiting look quite crestfallen
and a tad bit licenseless," Shaeylan pointed out to his partner in crime.
Then it was their turn.
"Come in," a voice summoned from within
the tent. Obediently Myyth and Shaeylan both entered through the tent curtains,
warily looking around. The tent was dimly lit and a council of all of the most
famous Neopets villains were there. Sloth, Count Von Roo, Jhudora (of course),
The Lava and Swamp Ghouls, Malkus Vile, and the Pant Devil.
"Greetings my fellow villains," Myyth said politely
as he fell to his knees in a bow. Shaeylan did the same. Myyth carefully made
eye contact with Jhudora, the one apparently running the whole deal. "I am here
to find out what I must do to receive my official villain's license."
"Are you sure this Eyrie has what it takes to
be a villain?" Sloth sneered at Jhudora his eyes narrowing considerably.
"Of course he does, you wretch! He's a mage for
one, and he's evil! What more do we need?" Jhudora shot back staring daggers
"What are his villainous goals?" hissed Count
Von Roo through pointed fangs and an irritated look.
"Neopia Domination, and I have no doubt that
he'll be able to achieve it. If he dominates Neopia it will gives us free rein
to do whatever we wish!" Jhudora announced with a flourish. "Plus he has a very
intelligent sidekick who helps him plot."
Throughout the whole argument between the villains
Myyth remained perfectly still and silent awaiting for them to pass their final
judgement on him. Shaeylan merely observed the villains casually taking mental
notes to be used for future reference when developing a plot. Finally, Sloth
turned to Myyth.
"Do you really believe you have what it takes
to become a villain?" was his simple question.
"Of course," Myyth said it with such confidence
that Sloth raised his eyebrows and surprise, exchanging glances with Jhudora.
"You've passed the test," Jhudora told Myyth
with a broad smirk as she handed him a magically created villain's license with
his name, type, species, gender, and the part of villainry he specialised in.
Myyth took the license and examined it carefully.
"That's it? That's all I have to do? No interview?
No test?" Myyth asked suspiciously, believing the whole thing was too easy.
"No, Nothing. We know your goals, and that you're
capable of achieving them. That's all we need to know," Jhudora explained. "Congratulations
Myyth, You're now an official villain."
Myyth flashed a lopsided grin at the villain
council before leaving the tent.
Now he was officially a villain.