Pinkprincess Learns a Lesson
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
"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
"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
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!