Removing the Moach
"But why not?" asked Junglecat.
"Because I don't want you to. And trust me,
pouting doesn't look nearly as cute now that you're a mutant Koi!" I turned
to Junglecat. He had recently been morphed into a mutant Koi and was already
asking for more weapons.
"But how will I beat Chiazilla if I don't have
good weapons? You sold all my Kougra stuff!"
"Firstly, you couldn't defeat Chiazilla with
a Wand of the Dark Faerie. Secondly," I paused. Junglecat sniffed a little.
"Fine!" I said. "I'll get you something when I go shopping. Now be a good Koi
and don't scare Apoc. You know how mutants freak him out!" Even as I said the
last sentence I felt pretty sure that Junglecat was thinking up a way to scare
his little brother.
Two hours later I came back.
"Hello, Junglecat?" I said. "I'm back!"
Junglecat ran screaming. Unfortunately he was
still not used to his Koi body and slipped, slamming himself into the wall.
After he came to, he jumped up panting for breath.
"Relax!" I cried. "Here!" I threw him a pair
of Koi Battle Gloves and a Koi Amulet. Junglecat grabbed them and ran off. Two
minutes later a Christmas Bori came in crying.
"Junglecat!!!" I screamed, holding the Bori
in my arms. Setting Apoc down I went off to look for him, soon finding him crouched
under a table.
"What did you do to Apoc!?" I asked. Before
he even answered I held out my hands. Junglecat put his Koi weapons in them.
With one last glare I headed off to the bank to put the weapons in my safety
Upon my return I found Junglecat on the floor
playing with his Bearog Licorice. Junglecat was holding a piece of cookie and
Licorice's three heads were fighting for it. Relieved that he was staying out
of trouble I sat down and opened the latest issue of the Neopian Times. Junglecat
ran up and snatched the comics from me. I sighed and started reading an article.
Two minutes later Junglecat dumped Licorice
in my lap. I screamed and jumped up, unfortunately sending the Bearog across
the room. He landed in a bag. Junglecat ran over and scooped him up.
"Hey Junglecat, is that bag alright?" I walked
over and looked inside it. "Oh no!"
"What is it?" Junglecat asked.
"I had a Moach in here! I was going to sell
it, too! Where is it?" We began searching the floor. Finally Junglecat looked
over at Licorice, who was busy scratching himself. Junglecat picked him up and
glanced closely at his fur. Then he set Licorice down.
"MI? I think Licorice found the Moach!" I groaned.
Forty minutes later Junglecat walked into the
living room, where I was busy searching Licorice for any sign of the Moach.
It was extremely difficult due to the fact that whenever I found it, it hopped
onto another part of Licorice. This would surprise Licorice, and he would begin
to bite me. I would then have to calm Licorice down and start over again.
"I give up!" I cried. "This Moach just won't
come off! We need help!"
"Well, we always could ask Sarah!" Junglecat
pointed out. I agreed that Sarah seemed like the most logical choice, so we
packed a lunch and headed off.
After a brief walk to the outer regions of Neopia
Central we came upon Sarah.
"Excuse me, Sarah," I began. "We'd like to get
this Moach off!"
"Bad luck there!" she said, after a brief examination
of Licorice. "A petpetpet stays on the petpet you attach it to!"
"But I didn't attach it. It was a mistake. Can
I get it off?"
"No. Now can you leave? I have appointments
I sighed. I had spent thousands on the Moach
and now it was stuck on a Bearog who didn't even like it.
"Come, Junglecat. We're visiting that Usul in
charge of the petpet shop!" I started to leave. Junglecat stopped me.
"MI, what's the point? Sarah said it couldn't
be done, so who are we to question her? She's an expert on Neopia, you know!"
"Please, how can she know absolutely everything!?!
In fact, maybe she uses sneaky underhand tactics to get all this information.
Maybe the whole helpful Zafara bit is all a cover-up! Come, Junglecat, the battle
"I'll tell you what," Junglecat responded. "If
you agree to forget about your crackpot conspiracy theory, I'll go with you
to the petpet shop!"
Junglecat sighed and muttered something about
how lucky those pets in the pound were before following me.
After another walk to another part of Neopia
Central we stumbled upon the petpet shop. Junglecat opened the door and walked
in, muttering, "Let's get this over with!"
"Hello!" I said to the Usul at the counter.
"I have a bit of a petpet crisis. You see, I have this Moach attached to my
Bearog. I was wondering if you could get him off?"
"Sorry!" the Usul replied. "Our top scientists
are looking for a way to removing petpetpets, but so far we have nothing!"
"C'mon you must have something! Do it for my
Koi over here. He really has quite the crush on-"
At that point my sentence was interrupted by
Junglecat throwing a cage full of Spyders at me.
"You. Anyway," I got up slowly. I was going
to drag Junglecat to Defenders Of Neopia headquarters for doing that but for
some reason my arm didn't seem to be working properly. "If you don't do something
for Licorice here..." I pulled something out of my coat. "I will force feed
you this Grundo Transmogrification potion, turning you into a crazed mutant,
a hideous Sloth minion!"
Junglecat threw another cage of Spyders at me.
"So then," I continued, struggling to stay on
my feet. "Do we have a deal?"
"The bottle's leaking!" the Usul pointed out.
"AAAAAH!!! It's on my hand! Get it off! Call
a doctor!" Junglecat threw another cage of Spyders at me, and I collapsed.
I woke up in the Neopian hospital. A green Gelert
was standing over me.
"Good, you're awake. We managed to remove the
potion from your body in time. Your Koi will see you now!" Junglecat walked
in, grinning. Licorice followed behind, scratching feverishly.
"Hey MI! How are you?" Junglecat grinned. I
slowly got up and was about to yell when I had an idea. I limped out of bed
and to the front desk. I returned with the Grundo Transmogrification Potion.
I grabbed Licorice.
"What are you doing?" Junglecat asked.
Too busy to respond I searched for the Moach
and dribbled the potion on it. Soon the Moach became a surprised mutant Grundo.
It grunted and ran off.
"You did it!" Junglecat hugged Licorice. "The
Moach is gone!"
"I hope that Grundo will be alright," I said.
"It has no idea as to what life in Neopia is like!"
"He'll be fine!" Junglecat grabbed Licorice
and ran home, me slowly following.
"Hey, where were you all afternoon?" Apoc asked
when we came through the door.
"We had a little problem. But it's alright now!"
"Well, have you read the Neopian Times? Something
about a huge mutant Grundo terrorizing the petpet shop!" Apoc glanced at us.
"Exactly where were you?"
"The chocolate factory!" Junglecat grinned.
"And we didn't bring you anything cause MI said you needed to lose weight!"
"What!?" I glared at Junglecat.
"Whatever!" said Apoc. "Hey MI, can you give
me a hand over here? My Kookith has a Vernax stuck in his fur!"