"Nice catch!" my Shoyru sister, Xraie called, as I caught
the tiny bouncy ball we were throwing back and fourth so crazily. We were just
playing outside in the front yard on a typical summer day with nothing to do
but play catch. I threw the ball back at Xraie, and she missed, and ran after
the little squishy yellow ball that rolled onto the freshly-cut front green
lawn. When she retrieved it, she threw it back at me as hard as she could, and
I missed it. I stuck my tongue out, throwing the ball back to her. She caught
"Ha, ha!" the shadow Shoyru said, tossing the
ball back to me. I spotted my other two sisters, rayneboery, a pink Kacheek,
and Waffle-Ducky, a small baby Gelert chasing each other, going around, and
around our very small NeoHome again, and again. They looked happy, for a stupid
reason. I was so caught up with watching them, I wasn't paying attention to
playing catch with Xraie, that she threw the ball and it hit me in the face.
"Hey - OUCH!" I shouted, even though it didn't
hurt one bit, considering it was a tiny squishy ball.
"HA, HAAAA!" Xraie started rolling on the ground,
laughing. Tears started to come from her eyes, and she wiped them off while
"How can you laugh at the most STUPID
things?!" I raged, and stomped towards our NeoHome.
"Taitl, t-that was SO hilarious!!! T-t-the Ball
hit you're face, and t-t-then you- Heeh, HA, HAAA!" Xraie started to pound her
fists against the concrete driveway, and I rolled my eyes, and went inside,
slamming the door behind me. I laughed to myself, thinking about what a weirdo
my sister was. She was still on the ground, but she started to get up slowly,
trying not to make herself laugh. She slowly approached the door, and I thought
of something very evil. I ran downstairs, and fast as I could and got a small
squishy blue ball, ran back upstairs, and waited for Xraie to open the door.
As soon as she did, I threw the ball at her, and it hit her in the face.
"HA, HAAAA!" I imitated her laugh, rolling on
the ground, and giggling hysterically.
"Stupid," Xraie muttered, and dragged herself
into the kitchen. I got up, and followed, hesitantly, still laughing to myself
about it. Sometimes even I laughed at the stupidest things.
"What'cha doin'?" I asked, as I walked into
the clean, peachy, friendly kitchen, where my owner, squieshie, was doing something.
"Making cookies!" squieshie replied, placing
the cookie sheet into the oven carefully. She shut the oven, and set the timer
for twelve minutes.
"COOKIES?!" I asked, excitedly, licking my lips,
and walking towards the oven. I peeked in, and I saw the delicious little morsels
baking to their perfection.
"They'll be done soon. Go back outside and play.
I'll call you when they're done!" squieshie said, looking into the oven grinning.
"Okay!" Xraie and I shouted, and ran outside
to tell Waffle-Ducky and rayneboery.
When we got outside, rayneboery and WaffleDucky
were no where to be seen. "Waffle-Ducky? rayneboery?" I shouted, looking around
the front yard.
"Where could they be?" Questioned Xraie, looking
in the garbage can at the side of the sidewalk.
"Dunno," I answered, running towards the backyard,
Xraie following closely behind.
As we approached the back gate, we heard voices,
two were of rayneboery and Waffle-Ducky. I popped open the gate to the backyard.
I slowly crept upon Waffle-Ducky and rayneboery, they were hovering over something,
marveling at its magnificence. I had to see what this thing was, so I jumped
towards them, and looked down at what they were looking so hypnotised at.
"What'cha looking at?" I asked, peering over
"This Crystal Juppie!" Waffle-Ducky exclaimed,
pointing at the tiny Juppie.
"What's so special about that grub?" Xraie questioned,
examining the Crystal Juppie carefully.
"Listen," rayneboey replied, signaling for us
to be quiet.
"I am the Crystal Juppie. I will erase anything
that you want me to. Or, for that matter, bring back. Actually, you can basically
have anything you want. All you have to do is ask me for it. But you only get
one wish. So, take your time, little Neopets.
"That's a piece of junk," I said, starting to
walk towards the back door leading into the house. "How do you expect me to
believe one of those Genie on a bottle things or whatever?!"
"Hey!" Shouted the Crystal Juppie. "I can
grant wishes. Watch this!" The Crystal Juppie closed its eyes, and with
a puff of smoke, a little Zei Codestone appeared on the ground.
"CODESTONE!" rayneboery shouted. The blue Kacheek
tackled the Codestone, and held it in her arms, cradling it, like a baby.
"You are so weird," I replied, walking
over to my sisters, wondering if this Crystal Juppie was a fake or not.
"See? You can trust me," the Crystal Juppie
said, smiling. "And, little Kacheek, you can have the Codestone!"
"You are a faker," I said, glaring at the mysterious
"Little blue Ixi," the Juppie said, miserably.
"My name is Taitl, stupid Juppie!" I said, opening
the back door to our NeoHome.
"Wait! Look at this..." The Crystal Juppie closed
its eyes, and there, on the ground appeared a small cone of chocolate ice cream.
"Oooooooooh!" I exclaimed, zooming towards the
ice cream, and snatching off the ground. "Okay, I guess I believe you
now," I said, licking my ice cream come joyfully.
"Good," replied the Juppie, grinning.
"Can I make a wish?" questioned Waffle-Ducky.
"NO!" I argued back, quickly. "We should save
the wish for when we really need it. So ha." I smiled, and ran back into the
house licking my ice cream cone. "Oh, by the way," I said, peeking my head out
of the door. "Cookies are done!"
"Cool!" All of my siblings shouted, and ran
into the house to eat a couple of cookies.
"Okay, you all can have two each," squieshie
said, lifting the cookie sheet out of the oven with care.
My siblings and I cheered. As soon as the cookies
cooled down, we all grabbed two right away.
I started to munch down on my cookie, and then
my second one. My siblings did the same. We all stared at the cookie sheet when
we had finished. It was silent.
"Okay, then," squieshie said. "I'll be
in my room, okay?" and with that, she darted off to her room, which was prodigiously
close to the kitchen, and where my siblings and I were sitting in stools at
the island counter in the middle of the kitchen.
We were silent again.
"Dig in!" I shouted, but not too loud that squieshie
would overhear. I grabbed another two cookies, and munched them down in seconds.
When all of the cookies were gone, we felt sick.
"Urg," started rayneboery, holding her stomach.
"I think I'm gonna explode," Xraie said, sickening.
"I think I'm gonna be sick," Waffle-Ducky said,
holding her stomach as well
"I think I'm gonna barf," I replied to
all three of my sisters, as we slowly walked towards the big, fluffy, white
couch that is dreadfully comfortable.
My siblings and I were silent, again, as we
sat, crunched up on the fluffy couch.
"Let's do that again!" I shouted, hopping
to my feet, and running over to the island counter. It was tiled, and the tiles
were white, with blue streaks in them. It was a really pretty counter.
"But Taitl," rayneboery started, getting to
her feet as well. "There's no more cookies left!"
"We can make some! squieshie's just taking a
nap! She'll wake up in a long time!" I replied, getting out a new cookie sheet.
"Yeah!" Agreed Waffle-Ducky.
"We can just bake 'em, and eat 'em!" suggested
Xraie, flying over to assist me with her tiny little Shoyru wings.
"Wait," I froze. "I just got the perfect idea!"
"What?!" The others insisted on hearing.
A huge grin smeared across my face. "We can
start a business! You know, like sell the cookies!"
"Yeah!" Waffle-Ducky agreed once more, trotting
over to my sisters and I. "We can make a bunch of Neopoints!"
"That's a great idea!" Xraie and rayneboery
"Let's do it!" I joyfully said, getting out
more and more cookie sheets.
"Let's see... we'll need people to go get the
dough, somebody to bake the cookies, and two people can run the business!" rayneboery
"I'll make the cookies!" I shouted.
"I'll run the cash register!" rayneboery decided.
"I'll... er... go get the dough, I guess," Xraie
said, licking her lips.
"And I'll serve the customers!" Waffle-Ducky
And so it was. We were going to start a business.
But little did we know that something horrible was going to happen. Something
that would change our lives forever.
To be continued...