Carrying a few bags of Neopoints in her arms, Sharon
wearily typed her username and password into the code box on her NeoHome door.
There was a beeping sound and the door clicked open.
"Skeithena, Luperusse?" Sharon called, dumping
the bags onto a bean bag Chair.
Skeithena, the good-mannered Yellow Skeith, walked
out of her room. "Hi, Sharon."
"Where's Luperusse?" asked Sharon sharply.
"Dunno, he hasn't come back yet," shrugged Skeithena.
"Maybe he's sent us a Neomail - c'mon, let's go out into the NeoGarden and check
the Neomessage Inbox."
Sharon sighed. "It's already dark, something's
happened to him, I bet. Okay, Skeithena, let's go and check the mail." Sharon
carried Skeithena in her arms. They went out of the living room into the garden.
They walked through the beautiful patch of Mordongos, careful not to step on
any of the delicate flowers.
They reached the mailbox, which had a lovely
rowzez flower growing around the post. Sharon opened the mailbox and found one
"The subject is 'Your NeoPet is in Tyrannia',"
Sharon told Skeithena.
"Well, let's see the mail," answered Skeithena
They opened the letter. After they had finished
reading, Skeithena said thoughtfully, "I wonder how he was rude to Kyruggi."
"I don't," replied Sharon bluntly. "You know
what Luperusse is like - he's often very, very rude to you, other Neopians,
and sometimes even me. I'm not worried for him, I've had a brief talk with Kyruggi
once and she's quite a nice Kyrii. Maybe she can teach him a good lesson. On
the other hand, of course, I would be worried if it had been Battlemaster
Grarrg teaching him a lesson. Grarrg isn't half as kind as Kyruggi, if he did
teach Luperusse a lesson, he'd probably send him back home in bandages or something.
Still, the fact is that Kyruggi is taking care of Luperusse and not Grarrg...
so, like I said, I'm not a bit worried!"
Being the caring Skeith that she was, Skeithena
was worried for her younger brother. Suppose Jhudora or someone like
that came to the Omelette and did something to Luperusse? It was just so scary.
"Sharon, can't we just visit him to see
if he's okay? See, the letter says we're allowed to visit him - please, once,
only once -"
But Sharon shook her head. "Like old Kyruggi
says, he needs to be taught a lesson. Oh, his temper!" She was already writing
a reply to Kyruggi.
Re: Your NeoPet is in Tyrannia
Dear Miss Kyruggi,
I don't mind Luperusse in Tyrannia with you.
I think he needs to be taught a lesson, actually, because he sometimes has a
really rotten temper. Please tell me in detail what happened to him; his older
sister Skeithena is very anxious to know.
Miss Kyruggi, thanks a lot for helping me
teach him a lesson. I've always wanted to do this, but I don't want Luperusse
to hate or fear me in any way.
Sharon put the letter in an envelope labelled
Miss Kyruggi - Grand Elder, Tyrannia.
Skeithena watched Sharon stick a Tyrannian Elephante
Stamp on the envelope. Well, she thought, I'm going to go and visit
Luperusse, whether Sharon is with me, or not!
It was probably the first time she'd disobeyed
Sharon, or anyone else for that matter.
Meanwhile, Luperusse was very sleepy. He had
given up trying to sleep, as whenever he tried, he could see Battlemaster Grarrg
at the Town Hall staring straight at the Lupe, alert and awake, holding a shiny
Golden Butter Knife in one claw. And it didn't help that he was waving it around
threateningly as though he wanted it on Luperusse's neck.
Luperusse was more scared of Grarrg than he was
"Sharon, I think you should go to the Games Room again," Skeithena told her
owner. "I mean, no offence, but you only earned 1000 NP yesterday. That's not
going to last long." She muttered under her breath, "Especially with you trying
to get a trophy on Snow Wars."
"Yes, yes," said Sharon. "You can go to all the
freebies while I'm gone - I'm not very worried about you, you're not as bad-tempered
As soon as Skeithena got out of the NeoHome,
she headed straight for Tyrannia. She knew that Luperusse would be waiting for
Skeithena managed to discover that Luperusse
was at the Giant Omelette, by asking a hippie Kacheek tourist who was more than
willing to help her.
As soon as she drew near the Giant Omelette,
however, Luperusse shouted, "Skeithena!".
"Be quiet, Luperusse..." she muttered. Luperusse
did not listen, so she whispered, "SHUT UP!" as loud as she could.
It wasn't that Skeithena could whisper very loudly,
or that she'd whispered straight in his ear, but Luperusse listened from the
mere shock of Skeithena even using the words 'shut up'. Skeithena was usually
the perfect little angel Skeith who was always polite.
"I came here without Sharon's permission," Skeithena
said quietly. "I asked her to go to the Games Room and that I'd go get the freebies.
Sharon says that Kyruggi is a nice Kyrii."
Luperusse laughed dryly. "How do you think your
wonderful presence going to help me, then? Anyway, if Sharon says that Kyruggi
is a nice Kyrii, then she probably is. I think you should get your Omelette
and leave now."
His older sister nodded. "Yes, yes, yes, I suppose
you don't want me here." She managed to grab a BBQ Sauce Omelette ("Yum!" said
Luperusse) and added, "I'll visit you tomorrow, okay?"
The Lupe nodded, so Skeithena exited the Giant
While Skeithena was going out of the Tyrannian Plateau, she passed the great
Town Hall, and saw Sabre-X (now revived, but on a "vacation") and Grarrg talking
to each other. She heard her younger brother's name, and, naturally, couldn't
help listening in.
"Kyruggi says that I'm going to be 'taking care'
of that brat Luperusse - I'm not going to feed him while he stays in Tyrannia
- he needs to be taught a good lesson!" roared the Battlemaster, swinging his
Golden Butter Knife restlessly through the air.
"So you're saying that you're going to lie
to Grand Elder Kyruggi?" asked Sabre-X, narrowing his eyes slightly. "You're
saying that you're going to starve the Lupe and tell her that you did feed him?"
Grarrg paced back and forth nervously, shifting
from one foot to the other. "Well, it'd only be a little white lie. Kyruggi
is way too soft-hearted. She's a good Elder and all, but if I leave everything
to her, Luperusse will be an honoured guest and not punished." He added eagerly,
"I haven't had a lot of practice with my Golden Butter Knife lately, either..."
Sabre-X nodded. "I see. You're going to starve
him this week. Ah well, I have nothing against it, except the lying part. I
won't give you away, nor will I have anything to do with it! I don't want to
lose my friendship with the Grand Elder."
Skeithena had heard enough. She went off to the
Lost Desert and Tombola to collect the rest of her freebies.
To be continued...
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