The Search for Petpet World: Part Four
Today the three musketeers would be, again heading off
to Mystery Island for another scroll. The reached there in several minutes but
when they arrived, the Wise One was waiting at the dock for them.
"I thought you would be coming," said the Whoot.
"I assume you have the sapphire?" he asked. Jobo nodded. The Whoot beckoned
them into his hut.
"So," he said. "Come for another scroll?" Ted
nodded. He went to the back and searched for another scroll. "Here you go,"
said the Wise One giving them a scroll. They all bowed and left the Wise Ones
hut. Jobo looked at the side. It said: SCROLL FOR R. He opened the scroll up.
TO FIND R YOU MUST GO TO M.
M IS FOUND IN THE SW OF N.
M CAN BE IN THE MIDDLE OF
F AND LD. YOU CAN GET
SUPPLIES AT KL.
"So we know that R is ruby, but what is M?" asked
"Mystery Island?" suggested Okley.
"Nah. That would be too easy because we got the
scroll at Mystery Island," said Jobo. They thought for a few minutes when Ted
" Maraqua! M stands for Maraqua!" he said. "Now
we need to find out what LD is. We already know that F is Faerieland." They
again, thought for a few minutes and then Okley got the answer.
"LD stands for Lost Desert!" he exclaimed. They
all nodded. "We still have to find out what KL means," Ted pointed out. They
thought for a while and then it came to Jobo.
"KL is Kiko Lake! Now all we have to do is go
to Maraqua and get the ruby!" said Jobo.
"Or we could go to Kiko Lake FIRST then go to
Maraqua! We probably need lots of air supplies for underwater because we probably
have to look down there a lot to find the ruby," said Okley. They all agreed.
"I want to check the map to see where Maraqua
is," said Ted. He opened up the map and said, "If Faerieland was here and the
Lost Desert was here then Maraqua would be . . . . . right about here," he said
checking it off. So it was set. They were heading off to Kiko Lake to find some
supplies and then heading off to find the ruby in Maraqua!
* * *
Jobo, Ted and Okley had taken many stops through the islands in Neopia. When
they reached finally Kiko Lake, they parked the buggy and got off to eat lunch.
"Can we have some fun?" whined Okley. "I have
been so energetic and I have not been able to use it all up. So can we PLEASE
take a break? PLEEEEAAASSSSEEEE????????" Ted and Jobo thought about it. Ted
thought that it was a good idea. Jobo agreed so they all had a little fun before
getting back to adventure. They found the edge of the lake so they all decided
to have lunch there. After lunch Jobo found a few beach things in the back of
the car. There were towels, umbrellas, sunglasses, and floaties. Okley was delighted
and quickly put on the floaties.
"Bunzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!" he yelled
jumping into the water. When he did all the water splashed on Ted and Jobo which
in that case were sun tanning. They both sat there drenched in Lake Water.
"I WILL get you for that!!!!!" screamed Jobo.
"Count me in!" cried Ted. They both ran into
the water splashing Okley with water. He quickly turned away yelling:
"Water fight!!!!!!!!!" The three of them went
splashing away at each other. In a while they were all worn out, panting like
Lupes. They all swam to shore and on their backs, they all rested. After awhile
and they decided to head up to the Kiko Lake supply shop for Petpets. So they
packed their things up and headed off to the supply shop.
When they reached the shop, and was in the shop,
they noticed that everything in the shop was for swimming. There were no fishing
rods, or gears nothing. Nothing but swim stuff.
Swimming suits, scuba gear, flippers, and much
more. They went to the shop counter and found a Weewoo shopkeeper.
"Welcome to Kiko Lake and the Kiko Lake Supply
Store . . . .for Petpets. How may I help you?" the Weewoo said politely.
"We are looking for long lasting gear for swimming,"
said Jobo. The Weewoo nodded and led them to a part of the shop.
"Shop till you drop!" the Weewoo said happily.
Then she walked back to the counter to help another customer. The three of them
each took three things. Scuba gear, a swimsuit, and an oxygen tank. They took
the stuff and once again went to the counter.
"We want all of this," said Ted politely. "How
much will it cost?" he asked. The Weewoo added everything on the cashier and
"It will cost you 365 NP," she replied. Jobo
and Okley gasped but Ted smiled. He took the sapphire out broke off a piece
and gave it to the Weewoo.
"Will this be enough?" he asked. The Weewoo nodded
in awe. She took the sapphire and gave them their stuff. "Thank you," said Ted.
Then he and the two others walked out leaving the Weewoo in great amazement.
The three musketeers were about to leave the island when Jobo saw a little
thing floating in the lake.
"Wait a minute. Look. What's that thing over
there?" he asked. Jobo hopped off the buggy and went to look. "Its one of those
bottle things that have letters in them!" Jobo cried. He brought it to the buggy
and took the letter out of the bottle. It said:
A SHORT CUT TO M BY GOING TO THE HW
Jobo shrugged at what it said, put it in the
back of the buggy and soon after the bottle was forgotten.
It was evening and the three of them were going
to camp out in Faerieland. They had almost reached when suddenly a big wave
appeared throwing them of course. They rode in the suddenly terrible weather
for about a half an hour when they reached were blown up onto a tree.
"We have terrible weather, we are thrown off
course and we are stuck on a tree! What else can go wrong?" moaned Okley. BOOM!
The branch that they were on had snapped and they had fallen.
"You and your big mouth," complained Jobo, rubbing
his back. It was night now and not much light could be seen. The gang slowly
drove the buggy forward and then it hit Okley.
"We are in the Haunted Wood!" he whispered.
"How do you know?" asked Jobo.
"It dark and scary, there is a tower over there
and I can hear screams," replied Okley.
"Good enough for me," said Jobo shuddering at
a breeze that blew by. It was quiet and all they could hear was crumbling of
the dead leaves and the moaning winds.
"This is creepy!" whispered Okley. Ted patted
"You will be alright," he said. They finally
found a good place to camp and so they did. The tent was not warm but it would
do. The gang one by one fell asleep with Jobo the last with worries on his mind.
The next day they all woke up and they all had
crumbs of burnt food for breakfast. Although it was burnt, it still tasted good!
In a few minutes the gang was in the buggy and on the road again! They were
driving along when it struck Jobo this time.
"STOP!" he yelled. The buggy screeched to a halt.
"You guys do you remember the letter inside the bottle?" They all nodded. "Well,
the part that said: "a short cut to M" means a short cut to Maraqua!" Okley
"But then what does HW mean?" Ted asked.
"I figured that one out too! HW means Haunted
Woods!" said Jobo. He quickly took the bottle out.
"And that's where we are!" cried Okley.
"Exactly!" said Jobo. "See?!" Jobo showed them
the scroll. Ted nodded.
"But then if we take the short cut, where will
we put the buggy?" asked Ted.
"We will take with us," said Jobo. Ted shook
"But the short cut must be in water," argued
Ted, "So if the buggy does NOT go underwater then we have to go to Maraqua without
the buggy!" Jobo understood.
"And I know just who to talk to!" he said smiling.
He told the gang and they agreed.
They drove up to Petpet shop. They went to the
back of the shop where they found a Meepit and a Sludgy.
"Can you two take care of this buggy when we
are gone? We will probably be back by the evening. What do you say?" asked Jobo.
The Meepit spoke up.
"We can . . . . . . . if you pay us," said the
Meepit. Now, nobody was confused about how to pay anyone. Jobo took out a diamond
and broke a piece off.
"This is probably enough right?" asked Jobo smirking.
The Sludgy and Meepit nodded. We will park the buggy there," Jobo pointing to
a corner, "And when we come back we should better see everything there!" Ted
and Okley took all the diving stuff and Jobo handed them the diamond and they
walked to the edge of the Haunted Woods.
"So, we will put our stuff on and then we will
dive in. We will stay side by side, me in the middle. Okay?" said Ted. They
all nodded. They put on their stuff and on the count of three, they all jumped
in. * gloop * * gloop * They fell down about 1 meter when Ted asked them to
follow him. Ted led the way until Okley saw something shiny.
"Look there!" cried Okley. He and the others
swam toward the light. They hid behind a rock and watched the light.
"That's the ruby!" said Okley. A water faerie
was swimming around, clutching the ruby in her hands.
"How are we going to get it from her?" whispered
"I can talk to her," said Ted. Jobo nodded. "I
will give you a signal if I need your help!" said Ted. Ted swam off to the water
"Um . . . . . . .-" started Ted. But when the
faerie saw Ted she swam off, taking the ruby with her. Ted signaled to the rest
and they charged out and chased after the water faerie. It was very is to know
where she is because she swam so fast that she left a stream of bubbles following
behind her. The gang had a hard time following her because she swam so fast.
Suddenly, the bubbles disappeared and the water faerie was no where in sight.
"Where did she go?' asked Jobo. They looked around
some more. Then they heard a giggle, coming from a cave a few meters away from
"THERE!" cried Okley swimming to the cave. They
all swam to the cave that ended up as a big, long tunnel. When they were at
the end of the tunnel, Ted saw a few bubbles in front of them. He looked down.
"FOLLOW HER!" Ted screamed pointing to the Faerie.
The faerie laughed and quickly swam to the side. They followed the faerie, twisting
and turning. Then suddenly, again, the faerie vanished. And this time, for good.
They looked around again and then Jobo saw a current, which at the side said:
PATH TO MARAQUA
Ted led the way into the current and they went flying in the current until
they reached a warp where they teleported to Maraqua. The gang swam a few meters
when Ted saw a statue. It was a statue of a Water Faerie. And clasped in its
hand was a ruby. Okley, Jobo and Ted swam down and then Jobo took the ruby from
the statues hand. The three of them swam back to the current and when they reached
the Haunted Woods edge, they had 5 gems in their power.
To be continued...