On a Different Perspective
When you are owned by something who has an owner, you can
feel pretty small.
That's exactly how I felt at King Skarl's party
in Meridell. What an event it was. I saw many guests, and even a glimpse of
King Skarl. He didn't look too pleased when he saw me chewing on the tablecloth.
As he gave a lecture to Sarabella_967 on how to properly raise a Babyca, I wandered
around the incredible castle.
After a few tries, I managed to get into the
"Room of Gold" past the Draik guards. They probably left to get some of the
Chokato Cake that was on the table in the party room.
Finally! Something that I can find easily
in the city. I swam through the gold, laughing. I stared at the ceiling
and remembered the trip on the way to the castle. Meridell was different. It
was nothing like the city. Who was Illusen anyway?
"And what was that funny word...'ye'?" I giggled.
I didn't know how long I lay there; all I knew
was that the noise of neopets talking had died down. When I finally had the
brains to do it, I got up to look out the window.
It was dark. It was as if Darigan's forces had
covered the sky... but I was drifting off. I couldn't fall asleep in the heap
of Skarl's gold. I could get thrown in the dungeon for all King Skarl cared.
Out of my weariness, I wobbled out the castle.
I followed the path to the left until I spotted a tree out of the darkness.
As I went to sit by it... I fell! All I remember was landing on something...something
furry. Its squeak was full of pain, and it filled the dark hole I fell in. I
popped out of my sleepiness and covered my ears. Finally, the thing stopped
"Ow...does this hole LOOK like the place to just
fall in during the middle of the night? I mean, I welcome critters that jump
in for fun during the day. A cup of tea or whatever but, YOU! I mean, you just...."
The Symol stopped rambling. I guess he saw the lost look on my face. I looked
down at myself, then spoke up.
"AH! I'm dirty. Dirty like never before! This
would of NEVER happened in the ci...ty..." I looked at the surprised Symol.
"I'm sorry, I keep forgetting. I'm not in the city anymore. In fact, I think
I'm lost. Sarabella, sh-she left me. Help me please..."
The Symol told me to hush. He started to make
some tea, which I assumed was for me, but before I could put my hand up to get
it, he started gulping the hot liquid down. He said that his name was Peep.
I didn't bother to comment on his name. Peep said that he'd help me, but after
he slept in.
"I beg you...hehe...Peep. I need to get back
to Sarabella_967! She's probably worried sick," I said quietly. I tried not
to look pathetic. I didn't exactly hear what the Symol said after that. Either
"eh..." or half of a "whatever" before he drifted off to sleep.
Soon enough, early next morning came.
I stumbled out of the Symol Hole at about four
o'clock in the morning. I was very dizzy, I didn't think I'd gotten enough sleep.
Peep looked lively and awake. He was probably used to it.
I was amazed at the peace and tranquility of
Meridell. I didn't hear the sound of older neopets playing with their toys outside.
Or the shopkeepers setting up early. There wasn't even a neoschool bell to wake
"This is amazing. Probably better than the ci-"
What was I talking about? The city was my home.
Peep ignored me. He started questioning me. I felt like I was in an interrogation.
Question after question. Peep even threw in a "pah!" or a chuckle when I told
him what the city was like. Having no owner, a Symol by itself couldn't make
it to Mystery Island! He did happen to know a few stories about Neopian Central.
After all, it was the main place in all of Neopia.
First, we stopped by Brightvale castle, which
unlike Meridell, I knew about. King Hagan sat on his throne with a strong look
on his face. It was the look of knowledge, complete confidence. King Hagan was
prepared; he looked at my face, full of sadness. Since he knew everything, I
wonder if he knew what I was thinking. Peep asked for his wisdom.
"Pity those who underestimate the charity in
the heart of a faerie." King Hagan said in a wise tone.
A faerie...I thought. Isn't there one around
here? What was her name... Illusen? I bet Peep already knew that, so I didn't
say a thing. He nodded at King Hagan, and we set off. When we got out of the
castle, Peep threw more questions at me again.
The questions never ended. Even while he walked
he asked me things. Babycas are supposed to be curious, but this...was too much.
When I looked up ahead, I realied that we were headed to a house covered behind
the trees. Far up in the air...was a faerie. She was beautiful. She was dressed
in green, and her wings were like leaves. Was this-? Yes, it was. It was Illusen.
An Ixi came to the door of Illusen's Glade. "Early
risers. I can't believe some Neopians actually WANT to work this early. Ya got
any money on ya kid? You gotta know this, you'll NEED money."
I didn't know if this Ixi of Illusen was teasing,
or giving us tips, but Peep ignored him. And I did the same.
"I-Illusen?" Peep looked up and asked timidly.
"I know that you don't fare very well with the other faeries, but could you
please take this lost Babyca to Queen Fyora? Queen Fyora would know where she
belongs. and Fyora could take her back home. She's gotten lost. She thinks her
owner is back in Neopia Central. If you...wouldn't...mind, um...flying her there,
please." Peep slowed down. Illusen was looking out into the sky, as if she weren't
What Peep told her blew me away. Fly? I was going
to fly on the back of Illusen? Wow. Sarabella_967 was missing this. I couldn't
take it. I wanted to go home now. Tears slowly dribbled out of my eyes.
Illusen noticed this right away. She flew down
and started to comfort me.
"Such a little Babyca on an adventure. How cute."
She looked left and right, trying to look for the Ixi. "Watch over this place
while I'm gone."
I looked up at her with delight. I was going?
I hugged Peep goodbye and thanked him for helping me. I took my last look at
Meridell as Illusen lifted me up into the air. When I was high up, Meridell
was wonderful. It was now late in the morning, which meant everything was running
now. I watched as Turdle number two was first to leave the circle. I watched
as the poor Kadoatie got smushed by Turmaculus. And I watched as Peep waved
The city was almost nothing compared to what
happened in Meridell.
Meridell was nice and relaxing in other ways
that the city wasn't.
Oh, and Sarabella_967...she'd never understand.
Author's Note: Hope you like it! It's my first try.