Meg let out a small groan. "Go away..." she whispered.
"Mum? 'Ello?" Kootmufin, Meg(giemufin)'s daughter,
a green Kyrii poked her shoulder.
"Go away..." Meg whispered again.
"MUM!" Koot screamed.
"Ack, eeeeep, what?!" Meg said, sitting straight
up. Her hair poofed straight out in all directions.
"You're on my Usuki dress... and why don't you
ever sleep in your room?" Koot said, pulling out the accessory from the couch
"My bed is a slab of stone. C'mon, I'm not Stoneman3x
or something," Meg said, closing her eyes as she stretched on the Tiger Couch.
Koot stared at her blankly. "You mean Uncle Stoney...
Mum cringed, smoothing down her hair. "Koot...
don't remind me..."
Koot rolled her eyes smiling. "Okay, okay."
Evilmufin, a striped Krawk nicknamed Evil; didn't
look up from the book her was reading, but did mumble, "Mom, did Uncle Stone
get in the NT again?"
Meg shot Evil a glare. "Yeah..."
"Really? Uncle Stoney got in The Neopian Times
again? Awesome!" Koot squealed.
Sillymufin peeked up from behind the Tiger Couch.
"Mommy, what Uncley gets this in times?"
Meg playfully flicked one of Silly's purple Grundo
antennae. "Just an article... and a Comic Strip..."
"Comic strip! Isn't that what you claimed you
would beat him to?" said Evil, turning the page of Mythical Kyriis with his
"Evil, I have a right to ground you from Battledome
competitions..." Meg said, looking at her fingernails like they were suddenly
the most interesting thing in Neopia.
The Krawk suddenly looked up at his Mom with
widened eyes. Meg looked over at him from over her shoulder, and raised an eyebrow.
"I FOUND IT!" yelled Koot. She held up page four
of The Neopian Times. A few advertisements were scattered through the articles.
Koot laid the paper down and cut out the article. She stuck it to the cardboard
wall with a pushpin, next to seven others. She walked back over to the Glass
Coffee Table and cut out a Comic Strip as well.
Meg ran her tongue over her teeth. "Koot, that's
Royal Wallpaper you're sticking that trash on."
"Mum! C'mon, Uncle Stone's articles are hilarious!"
"What wrong Uncle wif Stoney ?" Silly said, puffing
out his cheeks.
"Mum doesn't like Uncle Stone because he got
in The Neopian Times, Mum's dream. You know that!" said Koot, reading the article.
"Don't forget, he also got a Storytelling, Caption
Contest, Mystery Pic... Invasion of Meridell... aren't those all the trophies
you can't get Mom?" said Evil.
Mom pulled out a pad of paper and flung it at
Evil. Evil caught it with a claw, and looked at it.
"A comic strip? Hey, you gave me a big nose!"
Evil said, growling.
"Ohhh! I wanna see! I'm koot!" squealed Koot.
While the pets where gushing over her comic,
Meg crept to Tyrannia. She casually made her way to Tyrammet Close. She walked
along the houses, and easily found 37101. She went around the back way, and
stayed close to the stone walls. A fire Lupe bounded outside, headed to the
Omelette. A tall guy chased the Lupe, yelling, "WOLF!" Meg watched her brother's
pirate Krawk step out, and following the duo who just left. A green Meerca bounced
"RC!" Meg said, waving.
"Auntie!" said the Meerca. "Daddy zapped me again...
I'm green!" said ReallyConfused.
"Wanna come back with me?" Meg said, smiling.
"Sure!" said RC, bouncing over to Meg. "Hey Auntie,
how are you in Daddy's club? Daddy has almost 200 members! And how's your guild?"
"Eh... well, I only got 3 members, so I trashed
it. How do you know about Stone's guild?" Meg said, rubbing her forehead.
"Me heard Daddy talking to Wolfie!" squealed
Meg shrugged an "okay", bent down, and picked
up RC. She set him on her shoulders, and went back to Neopia Central.
"Hey guys, back," said Meg to her three pets.
"You were gone?" said Evil, looking up from the
Silly got up and ran over. "Cuz!"
"Silly!" squealed RC.
Meg smirked. 'That was so easy...' she thought.
'Wonder if good ol' big bro will notice...'
Two weeks later...
"WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" Two race cars zipped into
the living room.
"RC! Silly!" Meg screamed. "NOT IN THE HOUSE!"
She looked around her living room. Crayon marks covered the cardboard walls,
toys littered the floor. RC was busying drawing another masterpiece, and running
in circles. Then he bounced over to one of the couches and climbed onto it.
"WHEEEEEE!" RC screamed, bouncing on the Tiger
"Another thing Uncle Stone has... a house that makes sense..." Evil muttered.
"Hey, I built this when I was a newbie, it has
sentimental value!" Meg said.
"Sure looks like it was built by newbies..."
"By the way, I need a good lawyer... I wanna
sue for shotty workmanship on my bathroom!" said Meg. "The walls don't even
"Mum, hasn't RC been with us for long enough?
How long did Uncle Stoney say he could stay?" Koot said, picking up an Usuki
set from the floor.
"Umm..." Meg mumbled. This kidnapping plan wasn't
working. She decided to pay a visit to her brother.
"Who's there?" a voice yelled through the door.
"Your sister idiot."
"Oh! Meggie!" Stoneman3x opened the door. "How
"Nothin' really... just wanted to drop off a
short story for you to read..." said Meg casually.
"Sure..." Stone said, checking his mailbox. "Hmm...
32 more fan mail messages..." he said, sounding bored.
Meg saw he wasn't inviting her in, so she walked
in herself. Stonewolf3x lay on a circular rug on the floor. He opened one eye
and looked at Meg, then closed it again.
"Hey Wolfie," said Meg, trying to sound as gushy
The Lupe shuddered, and said, "Sure."
"Okay then..." Meg said, sitting down on the
couch. She laid the notebook down on the table, and looked around. "Where's
RC and Krawk?"
"Krawk's... somewhere..." Stone said, scribbling
an answer to a letter.
"RC? THAT would be why it's so heavenly peaceful
around here..." said Wolf from the floor.
"RC? Yeah, I haven't seen him for a while...
where is he Wolf?" Stone asked, setting down his pen.
Wolf shrugged. Stone glared, but picked up his
"You're not worried?" Meg said, raising an eyebrow.
"I would be."
"He's a dim-witted little fellow, he'll find
his way back," Stone said, flipping through more fan mail.
Meg stared at him open-mouthed. "Okay, read my
story... I'll come back for it tomorrow..." Meg announced as she cleared her
throat. She picked up her bookbag, and walked out of the house. Meg's sneakers
made small squeaking sounds as they walked over the dirt.
"Good ol' Stone for ya..." she mumbled. When
she arrived back at her home, she found a note on the table.
'Gone to the Game Closet. Be back soon. Koot,
Silly, Evil, and RC.'
"Peachy," said Meg, putting the note in her pocket
and stepping outside. At the Game Closet, she found Evil playing Codebreakers.
He yelled at her when she made him mess up, but did tell her Koot was playing
Kacheek Seek with the others. Meg nodded, and went in search of the others.
"No Silly, I'm not there!" Mum heard the familiar
voice of Koot yell.
"Poo!" yelled Silly, looking behind a frozen
"Warmer..." Koot said.
Meg looked around, and saw two large, green ears
poking up from behind a block of ice. She smiled, and then saw a long red tail
hanging out of a stump. "RC?" she said, and stuck her head in the stump.
"Auntie!" RC squealed, his head poking up from
in the stump. Meg picked up RC gently, and put him in her bookbag, his head
peeking out from the unzipped top. She ran back to Tyrammet Close, and placed
a blindfold around RC's eyes. He looked up at the sky, even though he couldn't
see anything. His head looked all around, but continued to face upward. Meg
shook her head, and slowly opened the door. She crept inside, and placed RC
on the table. He continued looking up, his head swirling around at the nothingness.
Meg rolled her eyes and heard Wolf and Stone's voices coming closer. Meg stuck
a piece of paper to the blindfold, and ran out the front door.
"I am NEVER doing that again..." said Meg. She
found Evil, Koot, and Silly and took them home.
"RC homes is with Uncley Stoner?" Silly said,
letting go of his Mommy's hand.
"Yeah, RC went home," said Meg, patting Silly
on the head. Before going inside, she checked her mailbox. There was a letter,
so she opened it and read:
give up, you can have the Meerca back!'
It was the note she had stuck to RC's
blindfold. Dumbfounded, she flipped to the other and read:
how WAS it having four pets?