Blue Dragon walked down the road, studying a
document clenched in his claw. The document was a list of shops given to Blue
by the Shop Wizard. He was looking for an electric paint brush for his yellow
"Finally, Azure will be able to live up to her
name by being painted electric!" Blue proclaimed. He was silenced by a loud
clap of thunder. "Huh? There isn't a cloud in the sky!" Blue was so absorbed
in watching the sky that he ran into a wall. "Ow!" He rubbed his snout and backed
away from the wall. He looked up and saw that the shop he ran into was the first
shop on his list, the Paint Centre. "Looks like this is the place..."
Blue opened the door of the Paint Centre and
walked into the shop. It was a very colourful place, as it contained paint brushes
of every kind. Blue admired the Silver Paint Brushes, grimaced at the Baby Paint
Brushes, got hungry at the sight of the Strawberry Paint Brushes, and smiled
at the Checkered Paint Brushes. When he finally found the Electric Paint Brush,
he looked at it for a while until the shopkeeper appeared behind him.
"Hello, young dragon, what might you want today?"
The shopkeeper asked in a hoarse voice.
Blue was startled by the shopkeeper's greeting.
He whirled around quickly to face the shopkeeper, an old Tuskaninny. "Well,
I guess I'd like this Electric Paint Brush."
"Ah...it is a fine choice. The cost of this
item is thirty thousand Neopoints," the shopkeeper replied.
"Great! I'll take it."
"But I must warn you, this paint brush is cursed."
"Oh, that's bad."
"But it comes with a free Ice Cream!"
"Hey, that's good!"
"The Ice Cream is also cursed."
"Can I go now?" Blue inquired.
Blue Dragon's NeoHome...
Spirit the blue Zafara went into the kitchen
and raided the refrigerator. He skated around on the white linoleum tile as
he took out an egg.
"Why hello, mister egg. I hope you had a good
night's sleep, because now your hour is atoll."
Spirit took the egg in one of his paws and reached
into a cabinet and pulled out a skillet with the other. He then put the skillet
on the stove and turned on the heat. With a few maniacal laughs, Spirit broke
the egg into the skillet. Spirit did a few karate chops at the skillet, taunting
his fallen opponent.
"Take this! And that! And one of these!"
Spirit continued his chopping until one came
too close. He flipped the skillet over with a poorly aimed swing and it landed
on his head.
"You've made a powerful enemy today, my friend..."
Darkmoon the green Gelert came into the kitchen
in search of food. Upon seeing Spirit and the skillet on his head, he said,
"See you're making breakfast today, Spirit."
Spirit took the skillet off his head and started
cleaning the egg yolk off his face with a towel. "When's Blue getting back?"
"He said he'd be coming back once he got something
for Azure. I don't know why he's getting Azure a present. I mean, it's not her
birthday, and it's not Kyrii Day..."
"Have you ever thought maybe Blue was just being
nice?" Spirit stated.
"Nah, dragons aren't nice."
"First of all, Blue isn't just a dragon. He's
a Forcastian dragon. There's a big difference. Blue has single-handedly showed
us that Forcastian dragons are nice."
"What about that time I got my head stuck in
the staircase banister, and Blue laughed at me?"
"No, that was Legionnaire. He's a Scorchio."
"Oh, right! I keep getting dragons and Scorchios
An unlocking of the front door made Spirit and
Darkmoon run to the front door. Blue was tackled by the Zafara and the Gelert
the second he opened the door.
"Spirit! Darkmoon! I'm glad to see you too,
but you really must get off of me..."
Spirit and Darkmoon let Blue get back up again.
"What's in the bag?" Darkmoon questioned.
"Um...is Azure around?" Blue replied.
Darkmoon looked over his shoulder. "No."
"Okay, good. This is a present for her." Blue
pulled the bright blue Electric Paint Brush out of the bag. "An Electric Paint Brush."
Spirit and Darkmoon's mouths opened slightly
as they admired the paint brush. "Wow..." they both said.
"I know. And it was a bargain."
"How much did you get it for?" Spirit asked.
"Thirty thousand Neopoints."
"Thirty thousand!? I haven't seen one under
gallery price!" Spirit shouted.
"Well, the shopkeeper did say something about
it being cursed..."
The word 'cursed' caused Spirit and Darkmoon
to exchange worried glances. "Be careful, okay?" Darkmoon said.
Blue, Spirit, and Darkmoon then went upstairs.
Spirit and Darkmoon went to their respective rooms, while Blue found a door
with a sign that had a picture of a Kyrii on it. He knocked on the door in the
most delicate way a dragon can.
"Who is it?" Azure's voice sounded from inside
"It's Bluey," Blue answered.
"Oh! Just a second!" Azure opened the door to
"I was wondering if you were doing anything,
because I wanted to take you to the Rainbow Pool," Blue said, hiding the paint brush
behind his back.
"Why are you taking me to the Pool? We don't
have any paint brushes."
"Well..." Blue produced the Electric Paint Brush.
"We do now."
Azure's eyes widened and her ears twitched. She
let out a feeble gasp before collapsing on the floor.
"Uh...Spirit! Can you help me out here?"
"Be careful with that paint brush, Blue!"
"I am being careful!" Blue answered while throwing
the paint brush up in the air and catching it with his claw.
"Don't drop it!" Azure demanded.
"It's okay, Azure...whoops." The paint brush
was out of sight.
"You lost it!!"
"No, I didn't. Funny joke, eh Azure?" Blue pulled
the paint brush out of his pocket. Azure replied by smacking Blue with her paw.
Azure got her excitement back. "I can't believe
you're painting me electric!" she exclaimed, as she and Blue walked up to the
"Well, believe it, Azure, because it's true!"
Azure hopped into the Rainbow Pool and Blue pulled
out the Electric Paint Brush. He dropped it into the Pool and the water turned
a bright shade of blue. Azure submerged herself under the water and came back
up to the surface a couple seconds later, sporting a beautiful new Electric
"Oh, Azure, it looks even better on you than
I thought it would!" Blue stated, saying it a little louder than he wanted to.
"Thank you so much, Bluey!" Azure was so happy
she ran up and gave Blue a hug.
"Um...Azure, oh...forget it." Blue hugged Azure,
forgetting he was in public.
As the duo left, no one noticed that Azure was
now slightly glowing...
Legionnaire the blue Scorchio and Bastet the
red Aisha were down in the laboratory, perfecting a new potion. They were both
in white lab coats, although what they really needed were black, blast-proof
coats, given Legionnaire's clumsiness around dangerous chemicals.
"Hydrogen chloride solution," demanded Legionnaire.
"Hydro-chloride coming up," answered Bastet,
picking up a test tube filled with a white liquid. She poured it into the beaker
in Legionnaire's paw.
"Add the intelligence booster compound."
"Sugar coming up." Bastet took two teaspoons
of sugar and poured it into the beaker.
"Now...I think it's done. The evolution potion
is complete!" Legionnaire proclaimed. "Bastet, will you do the honours?"
Bastet gulped. "You mean, drink it?"
"Sure. It'll increase your intelligence one
hundred. What have you got to lose?"
"My love for my brother?"
"Oh, come on now, Bastet. Have I ever made a
potion that backfired?"
"Yes, about a hundred."
"Drink it, Bastet. I swear it will not harm
you in any way."
Bastet frowned and looked at the potion with
a worried expression on his face. She closed her eyes and drank the potion.
Suddenly, she began choking and clutched her throat. Bastet fell to the ground
and covered her face. Ripping her lab coat into fragments, she started to grow
and lost her red-coloured fur in favour of a yellowish one. She looked like
a plains Aisha straight out of NeoQuest. With a frightening growl, she raised
up to her full height and showed her new fangs and claws.
"Hmm...in my quest to create an evolution potion,
I accidentally created a devolution potion! This can't be good at all!" Legionnaire
said. Bastet answered by picking Legionnaire up of the ground. "Yep, can't be
Legionnaire pulled a test tube out of one of
his coat pockets and uncorked it. He launched the liquid into Bastet's open
mouth. "There, maybe that will evolve you again."
Bastet put both of her claws on her throat once
she began choking again. With a growl that slowly turned into a scream, she
started to reduce in size. However, as she returned to her original size, so
did her strength, and so Legionnaire became too heavy for her. Legionnaire was
dropped onto the ground with a thud.
"Feeling better, Bastet?" Legionnaire asked.
"Huh...wha? What happened?" Bastet replied.
"Oh, just a little devolution, but you're okay
Bastet picked up a piece of her ripped lab coat
that had her name sewn on it. "Geez, what happened to my lab coat?" She looked
down at the pieces that were still on her. "Did I transform into a Aisha Brute
"Well, you could say that..."
Spirit and Darkmoon tackled blue and Azure once
again upon entering the NeoHome. "Spirit! Get off of me!" Blue protested.
"Darkmoon! Get OFF!!" Azure yelled. There was
a sound of an electric shock, and Darkmoon quickly evacuated.
"Yeow! Azure, I'm sorry!" Darkmoon said.
"What? What did I do?" Azure asked. Spirit,
Blue, and Darkmoon were all hit by another electric shock.
"Azure! Stop!" Blue commanded.
"What am I doing?"
"You're shocking everyone in sight!!"
"I am?" Azure observed Blue's burnt scales,
Spirit's ruffled fur, and Darkmoon's tail and ears, which were standing straight
up. "So that means I can shock anyone I wanted to?" Blue, Spirit, and Darkmoon
all nodded quickly, not wanting to be electrocuted again. "Perfect."
Azure walked down the hall, leaving Blue, Spirit,
and Darkmoon wondering what exactly just happened.
"Oh Vanity, are you enjoying your tea?" Gatling
the green Lupe asked a Silver Shoyru Plushie as he poured some invisible tea
in the Plushie's cup.
"Yes, thank you, Sir Gatling!" Gatling answered
in a fake falsetto voice.
"And how about you, Miss Nimmsford?" Gatling
inquired of a Blue Nimmo Plushie wearing a little blue bonnet and a bicentennial
"It is great, Sir Gatling! You do know how to
make an excellent pot of tea!" Gatling said for the Nimmo Plushie.
"I'm glad everyone is happy!" Gatling stated
in his real voice. Just then, there was a knock on Gatling's door. Gatling was
jolted out of his make-believe tea party and back into reality. "Um...coming!"
He quickly threw a bedspread over the table and the dressed-up plushies, and
then answered the door. "Oh, hello Azure."
"Hi Gatling. Notice my new electric colour?"
Azure said with utmost confidence.
"Yeah, it's nice. Hey, could you come back later?
I have something I need to do."
"Imaginary tea party?" Azure asked, smirking.
Gatling's eyes widened. "How did you know?"
"Gatling, I can tell there's something going
on when there is a bedspread draped over a play table. Plus, I saw you stealing
Chrono's Usuki doll clothing."
The Lupe lost his ability to talk, and was only
able to stutter, "Um..."
"Anyway, the reason I am here is because I'm
a bit strapped for cash. I need your allowance immediately."
"Huh?" Gatling replied. "I can't give you my
Neopoints! I'm saving up for a Neotendo GameBox!"
"Then I will have to unleash my newfound ability."
Azure became a portable Tesla coil and shocked Gatling.
"AHHHH!! Okay, okay! You can have everything!"
"Perfect." Azure proceeded to a little green
safe on Gatling's bookshelf. Quickly opening it, she emptied the safe of its
contents. Azure walked out of the room, saying, "Thank you, Gatling."
Gatling closed the door to his room and shook
his head. He walked over and sat down at his place at the play table. Taking
the bedspread off the table, he said, "Now where were we, girls?"
Blue looked in his silver briefcase while Dragoon,
a green Shoyru, watched. "I have one thousand Neopoints on hand, Dragoon."
"That won't get us much. Neopia has been experiencing
a steady stream of inflation lately due to an increase in economic distress,"
"Talk English, or Dragonic, or Neopian, or whatever
we speak," Blue commanded.
"Prices have gone up."
"Oh, right. I'm not arguing with that."
"Did you hear the news story about the industrial
baron who supposedly dumped a whole bunch of toxic waste in Lake Neopia?"
"Is that why Neopia Central accepted the business
deal with Draik Industries to build a Toxic Waste Conversion Facility?"
Dragoon chuckled. "Now you're the one who's talking
"Hey, do you see who I see?" Blue asked.
"If you see Emerald and the others, then I do
see what you see," Dragoon stated.
A green Krawk, a blue Ixi, and a yellow Draik
ran up to Blue and Dragoon. The Ixi and Draik stopped for a rest as the Krawk
explained. "Blue! Dragoon! I'm so glad we found you. There's some crazy Electric
Kyrii zapping every store owner in Downtown Neopia!"
"A crazy Electric Kyrii? Glad Azure's at home,"
Dragoon said. He hadn't even finished his sentence before a drop of sweat appeared
on the side of Blue's head.
"Electric Kyrii? Ha ha ha! That is very rare!
Are you sure it wasn't just a Kyrii with a Zaptwig, like mechanised infantry
or something?" Blue inquired. He had a weird grin on his face and he was trembling
"Uh, Blue, are you okay?" Chrono (the yellow
Blue gasped. "Oh no! I've contracted a strange
Neopian disease! It must be Tremoritis! I must go to the Hospital and find the
cure! Away!" Blue spread his dragon wings and flew away as quickly as possible.
"H-how about three hundred?" The Food Shopkeeper
"An Electric Kyrii such as myself will not take
anything higher than two hundred sixty!" Azure haggled, complementing her emotion
with random flashes of static electricity.
"Um...two hundred seventy?"
"NO! two hundred and that is final!"
"All right! Just don't terrorise my shop any
longer!" The sufficiently frightened Chia handed over a Burger. "T-t-thank you,
Azure, proudly clutching her Burger, walked out
of the Food Shop. She stopped dead in her tracks when she saw her owner staring
her right in the face. "Um...Burger?" She held up the Burger with both her paws
up to the extremely angry-looking dragon.
"No thanks, Azure," Blue said, in a tone that
sounds a thousand times worse coming from a dragon. "When I painted you Electric,
did I say you could go on a rampage in Downtown Neopia?"
"So why did you take it upon yourself to do
"I'm not exactly sure..."
"Mm-hmm. Well, now that's all settled, so why
don't we go back home?"
"Home? But I have a hundred more places to go!
I can't waste a power like this!" Azure yelled. She ran away into the Neopia
Central hustle and bustle, disappearing from Blue's sight.
"Huh? Jank! Blast it all!" Blue put his hands
on his hips.
Just then, Legionnaire, Bastet, Darkmoon, and
a blue Wocky named Sykes ran up to Blue. Darkmoon and Sykes bent down, panting.
"Bluey! I'm glad we found you! Darkmoon told
us about Azure's new power!" Legionnaire explained.
"Emphasis on 'power.' So, what are we going
to do about it?" Sykes asked.
"We're going to get Azure and remove her Electric
colour!" Legionnaire said. "Bluey, I think your Stun magic will be very useful
here. Now here's what we do..."
Legionnaire whispered his plans to the others.
When he was done, Darkmoon stated, "And how do you expect us to pin down Azure
and force her to drink the devolution potion?"
"Darkmoon! You gave away our plans! About the
pinning down - we'll use the Subterranean Cavalier!"
Suddenly, a huge drilling tank emerged from under
Neopia's crust. The hatch opened and a green Lupe stuck his head out. "Hey Legionnaire!
The Cavalier's ready for operation!"
"Good. Is everyone inside?" Legionnaire inquired.
"Yep! Spirit, Chrono, Dragoon, Strike, Emerald
are inside! There's enough room for you guys too."
"Okay, everyone, you heard the Lupe. Embark,
Azure ran down the Marketplace, heading for the
Shop Wizard tent. She wanted a particular item, and she didn't care about the
"Mr. Shop Wizard! Mr. Shop Wizard!" Azure called.
The Shop Wizard turned away from his charts and
graphs on the walls of his tent. "Oh, hello, little Kyrii. How may I serve you
"I need to find a Rainbow Frost Cannon, post-haste!"
"Ah, yes...the Rainbow Frost Cannon..." the
Shop Wizard concentrated hard and a small piece of paper appeared on the table
in front of him.
"Thank you, Shop Wizard! I'll remember you when
I'm Queen of Neopia Central!" With that, Azure rushed out of the tent and back
into the Marketplace. "Now, if I can just get to this shop before anything gets
in my way..." As if on cue, the Subterranean Cavalier appeared from under the
ground, pointing its massive drillers right at Azure. "Well, drat."
Legionnaire popped his head out of the Cavalier,
holding a potion full of a yellow, foul-smelling liquid. "Azure! Your reign
of terror stops here!"
"Never!" Azure answered by shocking the driller
tank and everyone inside with a powerful electric bolt. Ten different screams
could be heard from inside the tank, not to mention Legionnaire's girlish squeal
from atop the Cavalier. "Take that, Legionnaire!"
Legionnaire groaned and shook his head with his
paw. "Okay! Now is the time to unleash the secret weapon! Press the red button!"
A beep sounded from the tank, and it began to shake and rumble. Two metallic
claws emerged from the Cavalier. Azure responded by shocking the claws, but
the claws did not show any sign of damage. Legionnaire laughed. "You can't do
anything to the secret weapon, Azure! They're protected with rubber so they're
grounded from your electric attacks."
Azure backed away. "Uh oh." With a yelp, she
retreated. The claws chased her down until they closed around her. She was dragged
back to the tank, where Legionnaire opened the potion bottle. Azure gasped as
soon as she noticed Legionnaire's devilish smile.
"Open wide!" Legionnaire was able to pour the
potion down Azure's throat before she closed her mouth. In the blink of an eye,
Azure's Electric colour disappeared, and her previous yellow one retook its
"No! I lost my cool Electric colour! Not to
mention the shocking ability," Azure whined.
"And you'll be in so much trouble when we get
back!" Blue yelled, climbing out of the Cavalier.
Bastet popped out of the Cavalier, bouncing once
on Blue's head and landing on top of the tank. "Wait a second! If that was a
devolution potion you fed her, why isn't she turning into a prehistoric Kyrii?"
"Because she was at the fourth stage of evolution.
The chain goes Prehistoric, Baby, Unpainted, Painted. The potion I gave you
took you down two rungs on the ladder - from Unpainted to Prehistoric. I simply
weakened the potion a bit so it took Azure from Painted to Unpainted - one level,"
"Ah, I see now," Bastet replied.
"Now let's get back home," Blue said. Legionnaire
and Bastet crawled back into the tank while Azure squirmed out of the claws'
grip. "So Azure...what punishment would you prefer - grounding for two weeks,
cleaning the basement, or the classic 'dangling over lava?' I hear that's very
"Oh, Bluey..." Azure moaned.
Author's Note: All these pets, with the exception of Emerald the Krawk
and Chrono the Draik, are indeed my own. Be sure to send me a Neomail
if you liked my story. However, all the senders of hate mail will be dangled
over an acid pool. Thanks for reading!