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Pinkprincess Learns a Lesson


by mycatdog

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It was a bright sunny morning, about 70 degrees outside. I grunted - I didn't like sunny weather. I sat in a corner and did what I do best - sulked.

     "Pinkprincess, where are you?" my owner called from our kitchen. That just made me sulk even more. I mean, what kind of name is "Pinkprincess?" My name was a disgrace to all mutant Hissies! Even "Poopypie" was a better name for a mutant Hissi than "Pinkprincess"!

     My owner walked out of the kitchen.

     "Come on into the dining room, Pink!" my owner called. "Dinner's ready!"

     I dragged myself into the dining room. I hated my name. I hated my nickname (Pink). I hated my life. I plopped myself in a chair and waited for my dinner. Soon my owner came around with a big plate. A sour smell came from the plate. I wrinkled up my nose.

     "What's for dinner? Dung?" I asked disgustedly.

     "Pink, you know I've been having financial problems, so you'll have to deal with these cheap foods a little longer!" my owner replied.

     I picked at my bowl of asparagus yogurt.

     "What's the point of eating this if I'll just throw it back up later?" I asked.

     My owner gave me her "shut up and deal with it" look. I sighed and went back to picking at my food.

     After dinner, I went back to sulking in a corner. There was nothing else to do.

     Suddenly, loud shouts of laughter and joy echoed down from the second floor. I groaned. I hated hearing others happy. I stomped up the stairs and burst into the playroom. Cutiecat the baby Kougra and Jollyswish the faerie Meerca were playfully tackling each other. When I tore open the door, they both looked up - surprised.

     "Don't play so loudly - I can't stand the sound of happiness!" I growled.

     Cutiecat's lip trembled and her eyes filled up with tears. That made me happy for once. I triumphantly glided down the stairs. Jollyswish flew out of the playroom after me in a flurry.

     "What did you do that for?" she shouted. "We were having a wonderful time and you just had to come and ruin it?!"

     "Yes," I calmly replied.

     "Yes?!" shouted Jollyswish, "YES?! WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'YES'?!"

     "When I say 'yes', I mean yes!" I replied in a huffy tone and continued gliding down the stairs. Jollyswish's round face turned red with anger.

     "HOW COU-" she started, but was suddenly cut off by my owner.

     "Pinkprincess, come over here," she said.

     I walked over.

     "Pink, would you like to come to the Money Tree with me? I'll let you keep any treats you pick up!" she said.

     "Oh fine," I grumbled, and walked out the door with my owner.

     When we got to the Money Tree, all I saw was junk. Piles of sludge, bottles of sand, and gross foods were everywhere. I picked up some cheap foods that didn't taste disgusting to eat as little snacks. All of a sudden, I saw a bag of 1,000 neopoints. I quickly reached over to pick it up, but I was beaten to it by a plushie Zafara.

     "HEY THAT WAS MINE!" I growled at the Zafara.

     The plushie Zafara was so shocked that it dropped the bag of neopoints on the spot and ran away. That was too easy! I happily picked up the bag of neopoints and brought it to my owner.

     Suddenly, the ground started to shake. I looked behind me to find an angry teenage boy with a giant robot Grarrl. Also next to him was that plushie Zafara I took the neopoints from!

     "What do you want?" I growled.

     "I want that bag of neopoints you stole from my Zafara!" yelled the boy.

     "Finders keepers, losers weepers," I coolly replied.

     "Get him, Darthice!" shouted the boy.

     The robot Grarrl slowly advanced on me, but I wasn't scared by its size. It suddenly fired a big blast at me. It missed - its attack scraped against my side. That got me mad. I rammed into that Grarrl as hard as I could, but it was made of pure metal, so I was the one hurt instead of it. I was blown back by the shock of hitting pure metal. But that didn't stop me. I growled and tried again. Bad choice. The Grarrl suddenly swiped at me and I was thrown back. I landed in a crumpled heap. I painfully got up.

     "Fine then, take your stupid bag of neopoints" I said - giving up - and handed the boy the bag of neopoints I had taken earlier. Then the boy and his pets walked away, leaving me with nothing but my cheap foods from before.

     This incident made me very mad at myself. I grumbled and slithered back to the Money Tree. There was only junk there again. I picked up a little Chia pop, but it wasn't much still. There were also some other bags of neopoints, but they only contained about 1-10 neopoints, so I didn't pick them up because they weren't worth it.

     All of a sudden, somebody donated a 2 dubloon coin. I slid to it and was about to grab it when a giant Darigan Skeith grabbed it. I decided to try the same tactic I had used on the plushie Zafara.

     "HEY THAT WAS MINE!" I hissed at the Skeith, and thwacked it with my tail.

     The Skeith slowly turned around.

     "WHAT DID YOU SAY?" it roared.

     "I SAID THAT YOU TOOK MY 2 DUBLOON COIN!" I retorted.

     The Skeith suddenly slapped me on both of my heads, and flew away, keeping the 2 dubloon coin. Now I was angrier than ever. I rubbed my two heads and slithered around, looking for smaller pets to pick on. I found a baby Kacheek, and thwacked it with my tail. It started to cry. Its owner ran up and yelled at me. The Kacheek stopped crying and pummeled me with its fists. I was hurled back by the impact. That baby was a lot stronger than it looked! I slid away. I had had enough. I was going home.

     When I got back to my house, I heard shouts of laughter coming from the playroom again. But this time, I didn't tramp upstairs to stop them. I had learned my lesson - never meddle with other people. I went back to sulking in a corner. I wouldn't bother my sisters anymore. I still hated my life, but today I had learned a new and important rule.

     "Pinkprincess!" my owner called.

     I slithered over to her.

     "I have some good news, Pink! The stocks I had invested on suddenly boomed, and now we are rich again! No more dung pies for dessert!"

     I guess I should've been happy. And maybe deep down inside I was. On the outside, I just went back to sulking in a corner. It was barely any news to my outside. But to the inside, I was laughing in that corner - not sulking. I had learned an important lesson and received some very good news all in one day! Maybe my life wasn't so bad after all - maybe some things are actually worth it!

The End

 
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