A small yellow Aisha looked outside her window. It was
raining... again Toe2001, the Aisha, hated rain. "Why can't we live in the Lost
Desert?" she moaned to herself. "I've always wanted to go, but my owner has
never taken me. I've always wanted to be painted Desert and live among the natives.
But we live here, in Neopia where it always rains!" Toe2001 stomped up the stairs.
She was going to have a talk with her owner.
"No, I'm not taking you there, we're saving our money for other things, and
it's much to hot. I don't see why you even want to go it's just a bunch of tents,
a castle we can't even go into, and miles and miles of sand!" So that was her
owner's excuse. It was actually a good one and most Neopets would have backed
down, but Toe was not your ordinary Aisha.
"Fine! If won't you take me, I'll get there
my self and I'm NEVER coming back!" with that said, Toe dashed down stairs and
ran out the front door. She heard her owner, Cy, rummaging around inside for
something to wear out into the rain. She saw something glisten on the ground
near her. It was a Lost Desert paint brush! What are the odds?
She dashed away to the rainbow pool and painted
herself. She was very beautiful. In complete defiance of her owner, she renamed
herself Isis. Now she was painted, but how would she get to the Lost Desert?
She'd never been outside her home because the other worlds never interested
her, none of them, until the Lost Desert that is. She asked the Defence Magic
Shop Keeper how to get to the Lost Desert.
"I'd take a flight pod if were you. But that
may be a bad idea because of this storm..." said the shop keeper. "Hmmm... can
you fly a pod well, young one?" asked the shopkeeper.
"No, I've never flown before."
"Well, business won't exactly be booming today,
so I guess I could try and take you." Replied the shop keeper.
"Oh would you? Thank you so much! You have no
idea how much this means to me!" They were flying away in minutes.
It was morning before they got there. People in other pods were arriving as
well. A sign was floating just above the landing space for the travel pods.
NO ADMITTANCE TODAY! LOST DESERT NATIONAL
HOLIDAY! NO VISITORS ADMITTED FOR ONE FULL WEEK!
Isis was heart broken. "It's not fair!" she
shouted. She stood there in angry silence and after a few moments, poor Isis
broke down and cried. The defence magic shopkeeper hugged her. "Oh, don't worry
yourself like this! Things will be fine, it's only one week. We'll just get
you on home to your owner and-" Isis cut her off.
"But that's the problem! I ran away from home
to come here! She wouldn't ever take me, so I thought I could run away and some
how get myself there." Isis stopped crying.
"Hmmm... that is a problem. But where will you
stay? How will you eat? You've brought a lot upon yourself young one..."
"I know, I know... I'd hate to ask more of you
but... could you take me to Mystery Island? I think I'll have some luck there...
maybe win at Tombola a few times..."
"If your sure... are you positive you wouldn't
rather return to your owner?"
"Yes... I'm sure. Thank you... for helping me."
"All in a days work my friend!" And with that,
the cloaked, green Aisha shopkeeper redirected the pod towards Mystery Island.
Isis waved goodbye to the defence magic shopkeeper and with that she made
her way through the lush jungles until she found her way to shore. She sat on
the beach and stared at the waves for a while when suddenly a male voice came
from behind her... "Excuse me! Ma'am!" Isis jumped. She turned to find a young,
blue, male Kougra. "C-Can I help you?" she replied a bit shakily.
"Um, yes. My owner, she created me yesterday.
She'd told me that she had an Aisha that had runaway. It took me a while, but
I convinced to let me go out and look for that Aisha. She could be ANYWHERE
in Neopia! Her name is Toe2001, she's yellow. Do you by any chance have information
on her?" The Kougra started at her searching for some kind of relief. Isis was
shocked. Her owner had planned to get a male Kougra, but who'd have thought
that he'd end up being her search party!
"Uh... I uh... um..." was all that Isis could
get out. She was rather nervous. What if he found out it she was really Toe2001?
"She was headed for the lost desert a few days
ago. I tried there but no visitors are being admitted at this time... hey wait
a minute! You're a desert Aisha, why aren't you at the festival with the other
natives?" questioned the Kougra. Isis sighed. She had to tell him now...
"Look... whoever you are, I'm Toe2001... but
you must understand my situation..." Isis told her story to the young Kougra.
"And I couldn't go back to her after that, she'd have me locked up!" She sighed
again. "So I figured I'd wait here until the holiday was over."
The Kougra looked at her with different eyes
now. No longer the tough eyes of the predator that he was. "I'm sorry... sister,
I admire you for your bravery. I hope one day, to fight for my dreams, as you
have. But...Cy... she is so worried! Will you never return home?" He looked
at her questioningly.
"No, I don't believe that I ever will. You should
go back home to her, and keep her company. But, tell her that you have not found
me. You must never tell her where I am, or anything of that nature. Can I trust
you with this?" she asked.
"I won't tell her. But I won't go home right
away... allow me to make you an offer first. I'm supposed to be staying at a
hotel here, for another week. In case you'd gotten to the desert before the
festival I thought I'd wait the week here. Would you like to stay with me for
a few days? It would be better then having you sit here cold and hungry." Isis
grinned with happiness. She was glad that she and her owner Cy had decided to
get a Kougra, a trustworthy and generous breed.
"I have no idea how to thank you! You have truly
saved me! I didn't know how I'd last a week in the jungle... But, you already
know my name, what's yours?"
"I am Moon_Charm_3000. Now c'mon, I'll take
you to the hotel." Isis smiled and let him lead the way. But his name, it was
what she had wanted call their new Kougra. Cy didn't like it at all and told
her that that definitely would not be the new Kougra's name. But here he was,
She spent the next week learning about her new
Brother, although she knew she probably wouldn't see him after this... After
the week was over, he went with her in a flight pod to see her off into the
lost desert. "Goodbye Moon Charm!" she called as she walked into the village.
"Goodbye Isis!" The door to the pod closed,
and he was flown back to Neopia
She then began to walk towards the city market. Neopians and their pets stared
at her as they walking through the market thinking, "Wow! She's very beautiful.
I wish my pets could look like that..." while the shop keepers and natives whispered
amongst themselves, "Who's she? I've never seen her before. How'd she get painted
our nations color if she was never here?" Many were suspicious.
The next day, all of the shopkeepers and natives
came to confront Toe or Isis I should say. "Who are you?" asked the Peophin
for the petpet stall.
"I am Isis," she replied calmly.
"And just what do you think you're doing here?"
And so Isis told her story a third time. "Wouldn't take you here? That's absurd!
Welcome to the Lost desert Isis! I'm sorry we were so suspicious," said the
"It's alright. As long as everyone calls me
Isis and never reveals my true identity to anyone you won't have any trouble
from me," replied Isis. That night there was a celebration in honor of Isis'
Back at Neopia, Cy was sick with worry. She had looked every where in Neopia
and found no trace of her beloved Toe. "She's really gone..." she said with
tears in her eyes. "I didn't think she could do it but... she did..." Heartbroken,
cold, and hungry, Cy returned home at around four in the morning.
Isis had trouble sleeping that night. She had realized what she had done to
Cy. But eventually after a couple of years living her dream, she forgot her
She was sitting by herself a few years later in the endless sandy desert when
she heard a tune playing from far away. It sounded like a lullaby from another
life. She saw a poor Neopian sitting with a stack of fliers. The person was
covered by what looked to be an old, dirty shawl. She couldn't see anything
of the stranger but their hands and feet.
She stopped and listened to the person's song
for a while then turned to leave when she heard it cry out, "Wait Wait! Come
back I have a question for you!" Isis returned to the unfortunate Neopian, "What
is it?" A rather familiar young Kougra bounded up to the person and lay down
near Isis. The peddler grabbed one of the fliers and handed it to Isis.
"Have you seen this Aisha? I lost her a few
years ago and I'm still trying to find her." Said a female voice. The Kougra
looked up at her and it seemed as if they knew each other... Isis looked at
the flier; it was a picture of how she used to look with her old name, Toe2001.
Suddenly all of the memories of her old life came flooding back and she seemed
to remember everything in great detail. Tears filled her eyes when she saw what
had become of Cy and Moon_Charm_3000. "Cy, it's me. I'm Toe2001" A single tear
fell from Isis' eye and on to the desert sand.
Isis now lives happily with her owner and her good friend (and brother)
Moon_Charm_3000 as well as with two new sisters. Her journey to the lost desert
strengthened her will power and her relationship with her brother. Although
for a time Cy was forgotten, once they were reunited they were never separated