So, we agreed, we would make a business. I would bake
the cookies, Rayneboery would handle the cash-register, Xraie would get all
of the dough we needed, and Waffle-Ducky would serve the customers. It was perfect.
"Okay. Lets start right now!" I suggested. The
others agreed, and ran off to do their jobs. Rayneboery and Waffle-Ducky started
to build the stand where we would sell the cookies at. Xraie sped off to the
Food Shop, just a few blocks away from Soup Alley, where we live, at Neopia
Central. I, on the other hand, started to dish out tons of cookies onto the
cookie sheets with the cookie dough we had left over from the batch that Squieshie
A few minutes later, Rayneboery came in. "We
finished building the stand," she said, looking around for a cash register in
"Already?!" I asked, amazed. "Wow. That was
fast. I hope Xraie comes back with a lot of cookie dough!"
"Yeah, really," Rayneboery replied, pulling
out a dusty cash-register from a cupboard by a desk.
"Well, I'll start putting these in the oven.
Make sure you sure a sign so people will know we are selling cookies!" I told
Rayneboery as I slid a sheet of cookies into the oven, and set the timer for
"Okay. That's what Waffle-Ducky's doing right
now. We've got it covered." Rayneboery sped out of the door to assist Waffle-Ducky.
I began to dish out a whole new batch of cookies onto a cookie sheet while waiting
for Xraie to return with tons of cookie dough.
Five minutes later, somebody opened the door.
It was Xraie. She had the biggest grin you would ever see on her face. "Got
"Finally!" I said, relieved, as I took the five
plastic bags filled to the top with cookie dough packages in them.
"These weigh a ton!" I exclaimed, throwing
all five bags onto the island counter without care.
"Yeah. I bought thirty packages of them. I hoped
you wouldn't mind."
"Thirty Packages?!" I asked, breathless.
"You think that many customers are going to come and buy a cookie for
5 Neopoints?!" I raged.
"Well, yeah, actually," Xraie replied. "They
only cost 5 Neopoints. Of course they are going to buy a cookie. A lot of people
are hungry this time of day."
"Oh, well, okay. Go out and help the others
with setting up the stand,"
"Okay!" Xraie flew out of the door, and closed
the door slowly.
I began to empty the five bags of cookie dough
packets, stacking them each in stacks of five. When I finished, I had six rows
stacked up. I was ready to go. I opened one package, and threw all of the cookie
dough pieces which were cut into little squares so you didn't have to scoop
them up like ones in a bucket, onto a cookie sheet. I spaced them all out, and
started another batch of cookies so I would be ready with another back-up in
case more customers came.
About three minutes later, the timer for the
cookies went off, and I pulled the sheet out, and carefully set it down on the
counter (which was pretty big, because all of the cookie dough packages, and
cookie dough sheets were laying on top of it), and reached out to get a spatula
which was laying by the sink. I scooped each golden brown cookie up, and set
it on a plate, which I would take out to the others, and give to them so they
could give the customers the cookie they paid for. When I was done placing all
of the cookies on the plate, I raced out of the house, and gave the plate of
cookies to my sisters. They were all standing at the well-built stand, with
cheesy grins plastered on their faces. I slid the plate in front of Waffle-Ducky.
"Thanks!" Waffle-Ducky said, cheerfully, waiting
for a customer to come by.
"No problem. Hey - is that a customer?!" I replied,
pointing to a skinny little Lime Chia which was waddling shyly towards the stand.
A blue Lupe was padding along the sidewalk right behind her.
"Can I buy a cookie?" The Lime Chia asked sheepishly.
"Sure! That will be 5 Neopoints, please," Rayneboery
said, as she retrieved the 5 Neopoints, and Waffle-Ducky handed the Lime Chia
"Thank-You!" The Chia took a bite into the cookie,
and licked her lips, examining the little morsel, and she was on her way.
Now, of course this was good news, we had just
gotten our first customer. But there was something eerie I noticed. The Lupe
I was keeping my eye on the whole time had vanished in a puff of smoke! I shrugged
it off, but if that kept happening more, I would surely tell the others, I decided.
I marched back into the house to get another sheet of cookies out of the oven,
put one back in, and deliver the fresh, and piping - hot new batch straight
towards the stand where all of my siblings were standing.
I made my way back into the kitchen, when the
timer went off. I ran over to the oven, took the sheet out, and set another
one in carefully, and set the timer again for twelve minutes. I dished out another
packet of cookie dough, now I had two other cookie sheets lined up ready to
go into the oven when the other one was done cooking. I used my spatula to place
all of the cookies that had just came out of the oven a few moments ago onto
a plate to take back out to my sisters. When I was done, I raced outside, and
saw that there was only one cookie left out of the whole two plates.
"We're selling like a rocket!" Xraie exclaimed,
"I can see that," I replied, setting the plate
down, and taking the other two plates to put back into the kitchen.
"Business is great!" Rayneboery said, relaxing
in a chair.
"Yeah," I replied, eating the leftover cookie.
"Oh, look, here's a customer!" Waffle-Ducky
said, straightening up.
A baby Grarrl approached the stand. "Hello,"
he muttered. "I'll have a cookie please." The Grarrl handed over 5 Neopoints,
and Waffle-Ducky handed over his cookie, thanking him. The Grarrl joyfully bounced
off gnawing at his cookie. I dashed into the room where the TV was, and sat
myself on the big white fluffy couch, and turned the TV on to the news channel.
Xraie and Waffle-Ducky sat beside me hurriedly.
"It seems that many things looked over at the
others before going back inside the house to bake some more cookies. Rayneboery
"Where did Rayneboery go?" I asked, looking
under the stand.
"Well, I saw a puff of smoke right out of the
corner of my eye. Maybe she did a magic trick or something," Xraie explained,
not even turning to look at me.
Something weird was happening. At first that
Lupe disappeared in a puff of smoke, and now Rayneboery. "Did you guys notice
anything else weird while I was in the kitchen?" I asked.
"Er... Well, yeah. Kind of a lot of things.
Like this whole group of Aishas' disappeared in a puff of smoke after this Skeith
ate one of our cookies. Oh, and this-" Xraie started.
"AAHHHH!!!" I yelled, pulling both Xraie and
Waffle-Ducky into the house. I turned on the TV right away, and changed the
channel to the news.
The newscaster Lenny came on. "There are many
things that are disappearing today here at NeoPets. It might be a glitch that
the NeoPets Team needs to figure out, but who knows. Here are a list of things
that we know have disappeared today: Aishas, Lupes, Angelpi, Kacheeks, Peophins,
blue Bruce balloons, mini dice, Usuki dolls, Poppits, Nimmos, Slorgs, Tonus,
Cybunnys, cherry-tastic Faerie pie, books, rainbow Elephante lolly, Aisha ears,
white Aisha ears, Aisha angel cookie, bubbling blueberry cheese wedge, chocolate
cherry cheesesteak, cheeseburger, the food shop, yellow Gelert plushie, Gelert
battle blade, fluffy Faerie pancakes, Blumaroos, Blumaroo pancakes, Meercas,
all of the NeoPets Games, Faerieland, Faeries, Poogles, Scorchios, Koi, Skeiths,
Unis, Buzz, Myncis, Kyrii, Zafaras, Techos, Chombys, Kaus, Eyries, Jetsam, Kikos,
Lennies, Korbats, Jubjubs, Pterii, Moehogs, Tyrannia, borovan, dung, chocolate
Brucicles, gold chocolate coins, decorated trees, snowmen, filled cookie jar,
sticky snowflake, cranberry sauce, Tombola, sandals, bottles of black sand,
Korbatlopigus, Chias, blue orange Chia pop, and so many more items that we could
not possibly name them all," The newscaster Lenny said, panting. "Oh, and just
on the list, Shoyrus."
I looked over at Xraie. All I saw was a puff
of smoke. "Xraie's gone!" I shouted, still watching the TV carefully.
"There are only 17 more species of Neopets left.
They are: Lennys, Grarrls, Draiks, Krawks, Ixi, Gelerts, Kougras, Grundos, Zafaras,
Acaras, Quiggles, Elephantes, Flotsam, Tuskaninnys, Usuls, Bruces, and Wockys."
The newscaster Lenny said.
I ran outside, pulling Waffle-Ducky along. There
was a group of a whole bunch of Neopets eating the cookies.
"Waffle-Ducky," I said calmly. "All of this
stuff is disappearing because of people that are eating our cookies."
"Customers?" Waffle-Ducky asked.
"Yes. And I think I figured it out. When each
customer bites into one of the cookies, whatever they hate most in Neopia, disappears."
"Really?" Waffle-Ducky asked.
"Yep. Now lets go!" I ran toward the gang of
Neopets which were eating out cookies. "HEY!" I shouted, racing towards them.
"Those are OUR cookies! Hand them over!"
"Make me, stupid little Ixi," A Flotsam said.
"I hate you. I hate you more than everything else in the whole Neopia," The
Flotsam was just about to take a bite out of his cookie he didn't even pay for.
"NO!!!" I screamed, as I tackled the Flotsam
right as he was going to take a bite. I threw the cookie into the street, and
started to punch the Flotsam.
"What the-" A Quiggle said, getting ready to
jump on top of me.
"Whoa-" I started, quickly moving out of the
way. The Quiggle landed on the Flotsam with a thud.
"Why I oughtta!" Shouted the Flotsam, running
towards me, the whole gang following the Flotsam. I ran as fast as I could down
the streets of Soup Alley all the way to 17852, Winding Wood Drive, Neopia Central.
I burst open the door, without even knocking.
"Kaupeey! Ulaur! Help me!" I shouted throughout
the house. I found them, eating cheese in the kitchen.
"Oh. Hi, Taitl. Anything weird happen to you?
Lupey and Choomby are gone," Kaupeey, a Christmas Kougra asked, taking a huge
bite out of his cheese.
"Yes! I know! Xraie and rayneboey are gone!
And it's all my fault! If I hadn't of baked those cookies, and sold them, none
of this would have happened! A whole bunch of things disappeared from Neopia,
and it's ALL MY FAULT!" I started to bang my Ixi hooves against the floor,
banging my fists, too. I was mad. Really mad.
"Er... Okay." Kaupeey replied.
"How is this your fault, again?" Asked Ulaur,
a green Ixi.
"I was the one who baked the cookies, the cookies
that whenever somebody ate one, whatever they hated most would disappear!" I
exclaimed, getting slowly up, calming myself down.
"Oh... Well, that's a problem!" Replied Kaupeey,
scratching his head.
"Aren't you guys worked up about this? I mean,
soon everything in Neopia will be gone! We have to go back to
my house and get the cookies burn all of the cookies! C'mon! We gotta hurry!"
I shouted, grabbing both of the boys and dragging them outside.
"Well, okay... I guess. But won't our owner
be worried if we aren't home?" asked Kaupeey.
"Isn't she already worried that Choomby
and Lupey are gone?!" I asked, running down the driveway, signalling for Ulaur
and Kaupeey to follow. They did, and we ran fast, really fast, down the streets
of Winding Wood Drive, straight to Soup Alley.
When we approached closer to my NeoHome, we
saw the gang of Neopets hanging around across the street from the cookie stand.
The were standing in a circle, huddling around something.
"C'mon, we gotta take a peek at what they're
looking at!" I whispered to Ulaur and Kaupeey, tiptoeing towards the gang.
"Look at her," The Blue Flotsam which had been
running after me said, pointing at what the group seemed to be huddling around.
"She's just a stupid Baby Gelert."
I gasped. They had Waffle-Ducky! I crept a little
bit closer, trying to see what had happened to Waffle-Ducky. When I was at the
perfect angle, I saw that she was tied against a tree, and had tape over her
"There's Waffle-Ducky!" Kaupeey shouted out
"Shut up, stupid!" I exclaimed, then
clapping my Ixi hooves over my mouth after realizing what I, too had done. The
leader Blue Flotsam slowly turned his head.
"RUN!!!!" I shouted, starting to sprint
the other way, towards out house. Ulaur and Kaupeey following swiftly. I stopped
for a split second at the cookie selling stand, to grab what was left of the
cookies, but they were gone. I looked around. A member of the gang had the plate
plate of cookies, and he was eating them.
"Why are you stopping?!" Ulaur asked, stopping
to wait for me.
"I have to get those cookies!" I shouted.
"Go on into the house and hide!" I called. The Flotsam grinned, as I
turned around to face him.
"Ready, boys? Get her!" The Flotsam instructed,
running after me. I had to get to Waffle-Ducky and free her. I ran around the
streets, and dodged every one of them whenever they tried to grab me. Finally,
the got so tired of chasing after me, they went into the house to search for
Ulaur and Kaupeey. I quickly ran over to Waffle-Ducky and untied the ropes and
took the tape off of her mouth.
"Whew, thanks! We gotta go save Ulaur and Kaupeey,
though!" Waffle-Ducky ran towards the house, I following behind her quickly.
"Where are they?" I asked, looking around.
"Uh... wait! I hear something!" Waffle-Ducky
exclaimed, her ear twitching.
"Oh! It's Kaupeey and Ulaur screaming!" I shouted,
running downstairs into the bonus room. I saw Ulaur and Kaupeey in a cage with
their feet and hands tied together by rope, and their mouths covered with tape.
"Hey-" I started. "Where did that cage come from?!"
"They must have brought it in," replied Waffle-Ducky,
creeping closer towards the cage. "I think they are in Rayneboery's room, messing
around with her stuff. I'll go in there and kick their butts, you rescue Ulaur
and Kaupeey, and when your finished, come be my back-up, okay?" Waffle-Ducky
burst open the door, and I raced towards the cage.
"How odes this thing open?!" I asked myself,
kicking the cage. Waffle-Ducky was punching all of the gang members, and whenever
they tried to swipe her, she would back-flips to dodge them.
"Hiee-yaa!!!" She exclaimed, dodging another
attack with a front-flip, and slide tackling another one of the gang members.
"Oh, I found this key that one of the members dropped!" Waffle-Ducky replied,
panting, and fighting back against a member of the gang. She threw the small
key towards me, and I caught it, quickly opening the cage, as I untied the ropes
on Kaupeey's hands and legs, and doing Ulaurs swiftly afterwards.
"Wow, thanks!" Ulaur exclaimed, smiling.
"What's happening?" questioned Kaupeey, getting
up, and brushing himself off.
"Umm... Waffle-Ducky's taking care of it," I
replied, pointing into the other room where Waffle-Ducky was, still tackling
the gang that didn't seem to ever give up.
"Oh my gosh," Ulaur said, looking into the room
at Waffle-Ducky beating up the gang members.
"Wow! Waffle-Ducky is kicking major butt!"
Exclaimed Kaupeey, running to Rayneboery's room to get a better look.
A few minutes later, Waffle-Ducky had just finished
slide tackling the last guy. She panted for a second, and wiped all of the sweat
off of her face.
"Waffle-Ducky!" I called, approaching towards
her. "You did you learn to do all of those moves?!"
"Oh, didn't I ever tell you? I do gymnastics
and karate!" Waffle-ducky smiled.
"When? How do you possibly have time to do that?!"
"Oh, at the night, when you are asleep. Squieshie
takes me in. I would go to a daytime class, but there were no positions, and
anyway, if I do it at night, I get special training, because I'm the only one
in the class!" she smiled again.
"Er... okay, but we still have to do something
about all of the stuff that has disappeared!" Ulaur reminded all of us.
"Oh, yeah..." I replied. "Well, I have an idea.
Follow me!" I ran upstairs, and into the kitchen. I checked on a pack of cookie
dough, and read it aloud. "It says here, seventy-five percent off. Results
of eating could cause anything to happen, even make things disappear."
Waffle-Ducky, Ulaur, and Kaupeey looked shocked.
"So," began Kaupeey. "Maybe Xraie bought that
cookie dough because it was seventy-five percent off!"
"Yeah," agreed Ulaur.
Waffle-ducky grabbed another package of cookie
dough, and read on the back. " There is no way of treating the damage of
the things that disappear from eating these cookies," Waffle-ducky froze.
"We can say goodbye to all of our family that
disappeared," Ulaur said, sadly.
"Wait," I froze. "Waffle-Ducky, read that again."
Waffle-ducky picked up the package of cookie
dough again, and read what it had said another time. "There is no way of
treating the damage of the things that disappear from eating these cookies."
"Oh, yes there is," I replied, running out of
the back door, and into the backyard.
"What is it?" asked Kaupeey.
"The Crystal Juppie," Waffle-ducky replied,
"Yep. It grants any wish you want," I said,
picking it up carefully.
"Make a wish, then!" Ulaur urged.
"I wish," I started. "That everything that disappeared
from when people ate our cookies would come back, and that those kind of cookies
that Xraie bought would disappear,"
There was a great wind, and blue sparkles filled
the air. It was an amazing sight to see. After a few seconds, the wind died
down, and the Crystal Juppie vanished in a puff of smoke.
"Whoa," said Kaupeey and Ulaur together.
"Lets go inside!" I called, running towards
the back door of the house. I crept inside, and saw Xraie and Rayneboery sitting
at the counter drinking milkshakes.
I smiled. Squieshie was awake now, reading a
book on the couch. She seemed satisfied.
"Where were we?" asked Xraie.
"I dunno," replied Rayneboery.
"Did somebody save us?"
Rayneboery smiled. "I think so, Xraie. I think