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Rosy looked sadly out of her little cage. Her pet Warf,
Speckles, lay beside her. All had been well before the capture. Now she
and her friends were wasting away, prisoners to the evil Dr.
Rosy stiffened as the door swung open. An unmistakable
shape loomed before her. It was Dr. Sloth himself. At his side, he carried
a mutation gun.
Behind Dr. Sloth marched a dozen robotic soldiers. The
door of the cage next to Rosy's slid open. Rosy sighed. She had seen it
before. Dr. Sloth was about to turn his mutation gun on a lovable little
Faerie Kacheek, Sweetie. It was all familiar. Cutest first.
Rosy shut her eyes. She couldn't bear the sight of such
a lovable little character being zapped into a hideous mutant.
This was the way it had been for the week Rosy had been
captive here at the VirtuPets
Space Station. Lupina, Lily, and Emala were in totally different
sections of the prison. Rosy had been unable to contact them. Sighing
in despair, Rosy slid into a restless sleep.
Meanwhile, in another room of cages, Lupina sat with
a fiery light in her eyes. Her Puppyblew, Sparky, sat beside her, growling
slightly under his breath. When Dr. Sloth had captured Lupina and her
friends, he had drained most of her power with the evil Drain Life ability.
Even Restore could not fully heal her, she had to use it many times. But
slowly her strength was returning. She was almost in her full power now.
She gazed down at the Lupe Moon Charm around her neck. It had regained
its usual glow. Lupina closed her eyes. She could feel the glow of the
Lupe Moon Charm spread over her body. It was pulsing, waiting for the
right moment, the moment that it's magic would break out. As it spread
over her, Lupina felt the magical healing powers. She was fully herself
Lupina opened her eyes. The aura of magic remained. Dr.
Sloth was coming. As the door banged open, Lupina tensed the magic. The
cage above her was opening. It was Seabreeze, the beautiful Faerie Kiko.
Lupina had encountered this enough. She would not let another cute, innocent
pet be zapped into an ugly mutant. As Dr. Sloth aimed his gun, Lupina
slowly slid her cage door open, using some magic. Activating her Flight
ability, she flew upward. Dr. Sloth fired. At that instant, Lupina came
into the beam's path. She let out all the magic that was building up behind
the barrier of her mind. In an explosion of light, the magic broke through.
Dr. Sloth reeled back, shielding his eyes. He hated light.
Lupina's glow grew brighter and brighter. The mutation ray was sucked
into the sphere of powerful magic and was destroyed. Quickly, Lupina sent
out magic from behind, opening all the cages. The imprisoned pets leaped
Quick as a flash, Lupina flew to the next room, the freed
pets behind her. With a quick bang, all the cages sprang open. Rosy laughed
in delight as she flew out to her Lupe friend, Speckles sitting on her
back. Soon, Rosy Emala, and Lily were all flying beside Lupina.
Amy was having an unhappy lunch down in Grundo's
Cafe. She had been at the Space Station for a day, and there was
still no sign of her pets. Suddenly, the ceiling above her burst open.
Dozens and dozens of pets streamed down from the gaping hole, Lupina at
"Quick," she gasped. "Dr. Sloth. Get out of here. All
Amy understood the hastened words of her exhausted pet.
There were about 200 freed NeoPets. They all needed to get back to Neopia.
Lily pushed her way to the front. She had a plan. Amy
nodded and yelled, "Everyone follow me!" The crowd of pets stampeded down
towards the docking point for the shuttles. They were lucky. The latest
one had just finished unloading. Charging through the barriers, the pets
boarded. Lupina found the door to the cockpit and ran through.
"Take us to Neopia and don't ask questions," she growled.
"Do it quick."
The driver didn't want to mess with a big, aggressive
Lupe. Throat bobbing nervously, he obeyed. Lupina went back to the cabin,
satisfied. "Everyone on?" Emala called. "Good!" Lupina barked out a quick
command to the driver. The doors shut and the shuttle took off at high
In less than five minutes, the shuttle was back in Neopia.
To be continued...