An Interview with a Xweetok
Hello there, I’m Basabre the Lupe reporter, and I bet you are wondering why you
are here. NO I DIDN’T TOILET PAPER YOUR LAWN LAST NIGHT! Plus, Marthaneul made
me do it. Well, hopefully the reason why you are here is because you are wondering
about the newest pet, the Xweetok. Well, so was I. That’s why I went on a small
and easy journey a few days ago (Actually, the day after they were first discovered,
the last day of the Month of Storing, to be exact.) to find one and interview
them. The first place I checked was the Chocolate Factory in the Neopian Bazaar
in Neopia Central because I had been told by a friend that the Xweetoks loved
chocolate. Bingo. I found more Xweetoks there than all the other pets I had ever
seen combined in my life! Of course, I had to pick just one of them, so I spotted
a small, chubby blue Xweetok stuffing his face full of chocolate Chias and Jetsams
(I picked him because I love chocolate Chias and Jetsams, in case you are wondering).
This is what happened:
Me *walks over and taps Xweetok on his shoulder*: Hi, I was just wondering
if you mind me giving you an interview and maybe a few chocolate Chias?
Xweetok *takes a suspicious look at me and a long hard look at his candy*:
You can give me an interview, but you’re not getting any of MY chocolate.
Me *pulls out a notebook and a pen after giving the Xweetok a half mad look*:
Okay, first question: Where did you Xweetoks originate?
Xweetok *pauses for a minute to think and eat some chocolate*: Well, it matters
what kind of Xweetok you are talking about. You see, we live in a bunch of tribes
all over Neopia. My tribe lived in the Mystery Island forest with groups of
Hissies, and we are known more for being a bit faster and smaller than other
Xweetoks. The furrier and more average sized Xweetok you might find lived in
underground Terror Mountain with Bori and Mountain Symols until the Bori were
discovered and left the mountain. The other regular sized and usually less furry
Xweetoks come from the Lost Desert and lived nearby that big river. The biggest
and usually toughest Xweetoks come from the coldest and scariest side of the
Haunted Woods and lived in those weird looking trees, and the last know tribe
of Xweetoks comes from Kreludor and are known to have the softest fur.
Me: They even lived on Kreludor!?
Xweetok *grins broadly*: Yep.
Me *A little surprised*: Well that was a bit surprising… How do you hide from
the rest of Neopia? If you live in so many places, it must be hard to keep yourselves
Xweetok *frowns and shrugs*: I don’t know. I don’t think anyone has just ever
really noticed us before. When I lived on Mystery Island, we lived really deep
in the forest and no one really ever bothered us there.
Me *writes everything heard down in notebook*: Hmmm, second question: If you
sometimes live with other secret pets, are there any pets that Xweetok tribes
have lived with that people don’t know about yet?
Xweetok *grins again*: Yep!
Me: Are there any pets you might want to tell me about that are not discovered
Xweetok: No, you and anyone else who might want to know will just have to discover
them on your own.
Me *grumbles a bit first*: Third Question: Do all you Xweetok really like to
be chased around?
Xweetok *puts on a bit of a shocked and horrified expression*: OF COURSE NOT!
Who likes to be chased? That’s just a myth people made up when we were first
found. We like to be hugged though… And cuddled… And groomed… And told how cute
we are…. And chocolate… And-
Me *interrupts before he can say anything else*: Okay! I get the picture! You
like affection, attention, and candy. Who doesn’t?
Xweetok *slowly chews on a chocolate Chia’s head*: Well, I thought it was something
that was needed to be said…
Me *doesn’t write anything in notebook*: Let’s just continue… Fourth Question:
How do you feel about not being a Limited Edition pet?
Xweetok *shrugs*: I don’t really care too much about whether I’m rare or not;
there are pros and cons to both. If you are a Limited Edition pet, a lot of
people will comment on how cool you are, but some people will be rude and send
annoying neomails with threats and stuff inside that say they will do bad things
to your owner if they don’t give you up to them. If you are not Limited Edition,
you will have many friends that are the same species as you, but not many people
will think the same about you if you aren’t either Limited or at least painted
a cool colour.
Me *writes all that down in notebook* Hmm, what a very interesting answer.
I asked my Jetsam sister a similar question a while back, but it was ‘How do
you feel about being a Limited Edition pet?’ She just looked at me strangely
and said, ‘I am?’
Xweetok *chuckles a little*: I don’t have any sisters, just brothers. One of
them is a Krawk, and he is always making sure people know how rare he is before
leaving them alone.
Me *laughs a little too*: Well, I guess I better hurry up this interview. My
owner Morgan expected me back home half an hour ago, so fifth and last Question:
Would you mind if this got published in the Neopian Times?
Xweetok: No, go right ahead. I would feel better if all this was known about
us. Would you like a chocolate Chia?
Me *smiles*: Yes! Thank you! Hey wait a minute… EWW! You already licked this!
Well, before I could ask for a different chocolate, the Xweetok was already
gone. What a meanie.