Charmy the rainbow Zafara bounced out of bed and sprang
right at the window. Smiling widely at the snow, she turned back to her bed
and started hopping on it.
Even dough Charmy's owner, Miss_Laddy, had a
house on Mystery Island, they also had a vacation house in Neopia Central, so
they could enjoy Christmas and other short visits. It was being cared for by
Eykae (a red Eyrie) and Zippher (a green Zafara with a white cowboy hat and
an accent). It was also haunted by a dead silver Peophin named Connie.
Charmy was excited about Christmas. She was
born one month after it, in January, so this was her first one. She was the
one going each day to the Advent Calendar with her owner and the one the Snowbunny
(named Lorena) liked.
The Zafara sprung out of her room and right
She went to the playground, that was located
just over the road. She approached a faerie Usul, a blue Poogle and a fire Pteri
building a snowman.
"Heya!" Charmy snickered and waved, tilting
her head onto one side.
"Hey, look," the Usul said out loud to the Poogle,
not even bothering to lower her voice "it's the cannibal again!" she snickered
while the other two laughed.
Charmy's ears dropped. Yesterday, she told them
she was from Mystery Island- or lived there, at least- and they just walked
away, pretending to have some sort of important business to attend to. Now they
were calling her a cannibal!
"Beat it, native-gal!" the Poogle made a snowball
and hurled it at Charmy. Charmy avoided it through a mere gesture, then rage
overwhelmed her. She was dangerous enough when she was happy (as proven to Lord
Darigan once), so you couldn't even imagine her angry!
She turned around, dropping on all four, then,
pushing her foot backwards, threw snow at them. She continued this for awhile,
until there was no more snow left. Then, she looked at her masterpiece.
All three pets were covered in snow, their eyes
as wide as onions (as Miss_Laddy would say).
"GET HER!" the Pteri-shaped snow yelled and
swiftly grabbed some snow, shaping it like a ball and throwing it at Charmy.
Charmy, not losing her temper, jumped into the
air, about two meters and a half high, then, to the three attackers' surprise,
just floated there. What they didn't know about Charmy was that she had transparent
pinkish wings on her back. You had to strain to see them and Charmy used them
rarely anyway, but they were there.
Reaching towards the branch of a tree, she took
out two icicles and hurled them at the pets, laughing menacingly. She continued
to laugh and throw icicles until the three pets grabbed their feet (another
one of her owner's figures of speech) and ran.
Charmy stopped laughing evilly, just giggling
softly. She turned around, ready to go play with someone nice when two yellow
eyes transfixed her. She was face-to-face with her sister, a faerie Lupe named
Pry. Pry was fuming and grabbed Charmy's ear immediately.
"You did NOT do that!" Pry screamed, dragging
Charmy towards the ground.
"Okay, I didn't!"
Pry glared at the bad joke, but continued to
drag Charmy until they were at the entrance of their house.
"You are SO grounded!" Pry yelled.
"Only is Mom says so!" Charmy folded her arms.
"Mom said you shouldn't attack the neighbours!"
"They started it!"
It was no use defending herself. No matter what
she'd do or say, Pry would still ground her. Their owner was out, so she was
left in charge. She was only the second-oldest, after Plushie, but she was much
more responsible than the skunk Lupe. Besides, Plushie had the nasty habit of
hurting people. Badly.
"You will not go out today!" Pry stated clearly.
"But--it's Christmas Eve!" Charmy felt her forehead
getting hot and her eyes filling with tears. Clenching her small fists, she
stomped once. "I-I want to g-go outside!" she sniffed once.
"Not until Mom comes home..." Pry avoided her
She stepped upstairs, most likely to avoid Charmy.
Charmy stopped crying and wiped her tears. She
stepped into the living room, where Eykae and Zippher (the aforementioned Eyrie
and Zafara) were watching TV, laughing at their own comments.
Charmy bounced next to them, on the couch (which
was much more comfy than the one at home, perhaps because it was new), next
to them. They were watching the news and making funny comments about everything.
"The Christmas Zafara looks like a faerie Zafara
that fell in a puddle of bleach!" Eykae said and they both started laughing.
Charmy took offence, as she liked the way Christmas
Zafaras looked (besides, her heroine, Emeraldstorm, was one).
"Take that back!" Charmy bounced at Eykae's
neck. She was sitting on her back, pounding fists on her head, while she tried
desperately to shake Charmy off. Zippher caught Charmy by the scruff of her
neck and threw her on the ground.
"Geez, don't take it personally!" Eykae raised
her paws in defence.
"Yeah, sugah, Ah di'n't," Zippher added, looking
Charmy sighed and walked away. By incident,
she passed Mina's room. Interested as to what the white Lupe might be doing,
she turned the doorknob and opened the door with utmost silence.
"Mina?" Charmy whispered, cocking her head through
the door. Right away, there was an explosion.
Mina, now completely black from the explosion,
stepped towards Charmy, a blank, but sarcastic look on her face. She took the
protection goggles off, leaving the area around her eyes looking white, which
came in contrast with the rest of her.
"Charmy, how many times have I told you to never
interrupt an important experiment?" Mina folded her arms and tapped her foot.
"Ummm... 1,46,654,545,534.5 times. Why?" Charmy
Mina blinked and did some calculations on her
"Hey, that's right!" the Lupe realised. "But
that still doesn't excuse the fact that you ruined my experiment!"
Mina shut the door in Charmy's nose, reducing
it to a pile of splinters.
Charmy decided it was time to run.
Poor Charmy, she was having a crummy first Christmas.
Maybe she wasn't in the Pound or on the streets, but boy, was she miserable!
Her feet brought her by Plushie's room. Charmy
decided to drop in on Plushie, just for the heck of it.
"Hello?" Charmy zipped inside, closing the door
immediately and leaning on it, then putting on her winner smile.
"WHAT?!" Plushie, the skunk Lupe, snarled.
The room was stacked up to the ceiling with
plushies- her collection. Plushie never went anywhere without her plushie collection
and rarely didn't complain about wanting something more to add to the collection.
"Plushie, can I help?" Charmy smiled again,
walking towards her. Almost tripping on a Yellow Lupe Plushie and barely avoiding
a Dire Lupe Plushie (which their owner most likely had no idea of).
"Help to do what?" Plushie sneered, arranging
and rearranging four Krawk Plushies over and over again.
"Um, I could help you clean this mess..." Charmy
leaned and grabbed the foot of a Blue Uni Plushie.
"No! Not from the bottom of the p--" before
Plushie could finish, Charmy yanked the plushie, making the whole stack fall
down. Then another, and another followed, until the whole room was a giant mass
From beneath the pile, a black Lupe head, steaming
with rage, slowly raised. Then, up until her middle, so she sat there, crossed,
arms folded, and gritting her teeth.
Charmy soon surfaced blinking and giggling nervously
"At least you have something to do?..."
Charmy dashed away once more from a sibling's
It was getting worse and worse. She sniffed
and wiped a tear, dragging herself through the halls. She stopped in front on
the fireplace room (which of course got it's name from the fireplace), where
the fire was roaring and the decorated tree glittered.
There was her owner, a pale young girl dressed
in gray and black (dull, but true), with almost no colour, as she was naturally
very pale (despite living on Mystery Island) and had pitch-black hair. She was
on her knees, trying to tie a bow around Oogle's neck. Azoogle, a mutant Lupe
about two meters tall, was on the floor, panting and drooling happily. Miss_Laddy
was laughing, the task of tying the red ribbon around Oogle's neck amusing her.
"Charmy!" Miss_Laddy had noticed the Zafara
and smiled broadly.
She gestured towards the Zafara, like inviting
"Come and tell me about you day!" she smiled
Charmy bounced next to her owner and they both
seated on the sofa. Charmy was cuddling into her owner, the ever-present smell
or Chocolate Juppies and Neocola comforting her. Oogle still sat on the floor,
"So, how was your day, Charminator?" she stroked
the Zafara's fur.
"Um... fine, just fine, Mom..." Charmy smiled
to herself, sighing and slowly drifting to sleep.
Author note: Aw, how cute! This was written after a few rants passed my mind.
No matter how bad it gets, there is always something to make you smile!