The Five Kaus: Part Five
"Oh no!" cried Yellow Metonot. "Jacob is fighting Judge
Hog! What are we going to do?"
"Run for it, as Jacob ordered us to do," said
White Metonot. "Now let's get to business. Blue Metonot, you open the doors
on the other side of the barn. Yellow Metonot, collect all the rope around the
barn and meet me by the front of the wagon."
"Why do I have to open the barn doors?" whined
"I'll do it," sighed Grey Metonot. "Just get
in the back of the wagon while we work."
Blue Metonot pouted but did as he was told.
They all went about their tasks and met up at the wagon, where White Metonot
tied the lengths of rope to Yellow Metonot and the wagon.
"What are you doing?" Yellow inquired.
"I'm tying you up to the wagon, as you are going
to pull us out of here as fast as you can. Jacob can't last long against Judge
Hog, but it's all the time we need to put the miles between us."
Finished tying the knots, White Metonot climbed
up onto the wagon, where Whooper was jumping up and down excitedly. "Yes, Whooper.
This is very exciting. Now, get us out of here, Yellow!"
"But what about Jacob?" asked Blue Metonot.
Before anything else could be said, Whooper
blasted Yellow Metonot with his laser eyes, setting him off on a run with the
rest of the gang in tow behind him. Within a few seconds, they were already
half a mile away.
Judge Hog was unable to see the wagon of Neopets
rocketing off into the distance. Nor did he see the huge plume of dust it left
behind. All of his attention was taking in trying to fend off Jacob's blows.
He had heard gossip of Jacob's strength, but was surprised to deal with it first
"Jacob, if you don't stop this insanity I will
be forced to retaliate."
"Fine by me," said Jacob as he threw another
punch. "I'm beginning to wonder if you can even-"
Judge Hog silenced him with a punch that sent
him twenty feet away. While Jacob struggled to his feet, Hog walked towards
him saying, "You know it is fruitless for you to fight against me. Give up while
you still can."
"I guess I'm a glutton for punishment," said
Jacob. He then threw a handful of dirt at Judge Hog, and attacked while he was
blinded. "You better go all out on me, as I'm not going to hold back one bit."
Judge Hog's next strike was an uppercut, which
sent Jacob into a nearby tree. He tumbled through the branches for a few seconds
before landing on the ground, and quickly got back onto his feet. "Nice one,"
wheezed Jacob. "But I think you can do better. You better realize that I have
no intention or surrendering to you."
"...So be it," said Judge Hog as he balled his
hands into fists.
They fought for only a minute, and it was apparent
who the winner would be after Judge Hog sent Jacob flying a few more times.
He had just thrown Jacob into a tree when the communicator on his belt went
"Judge Hog, come in! This is Sergeant Brexis!"
"I hear you. What is it?"
"Abort your mission. I repeat. Abort! Jacob
is an ally!"
"What do you mean he's an ally?"
"Someone within Faerieland is manipulating us.
My advice is to find out what happened from Jacob himself. As I was informed,
there has to be a reasonable explanation why he has four new Neopets."
"I copy that. I'll inform you with new information
when it comes about," and he set the communicator back on his belt. Right afterwards
Judge Hog was hit with a boulder thrown from Jacob. He could barely stand on
his feet and looked like he should have passed out already, but he was rushing
yet again at Hog.
"Jacob!" cried out Judge Hog, pushing Jacob
off him one last time. "You can stop trying to fight me! I'm not going to take
your Neopets into the pound. I'm going to hear you out."
Jacob wobbled on his feet, and said wearily,
"Well, that's good to know," and fell to the ground unconscious.
Within one of Faerieland's barracks, a Techo
messenger was visibly shaking. He had contacted the Defenders of Neopia and
told them to call off the capture of Jacob and his Neopets, something which
his superior wouldn't like. Sure, the order to do so came from someone even
higher, but that didn't help him. He still had to give his report to his superior
on what was happening. Being a Fire Faerie, Felicia had quite a temper, and
the last thing he wanted was to have it directed at him.
"What news from Judge Hog?" said Felicia as
she suddenly appeared. "Has he captured Jacob?"
The poor Techo gulped and said, "Jacob has not
been captured yet. He-"
"Well, that is odd," interrupted Felicia. "For
being one of the greatest heroes in Neopia, you would think he would have taken
care of someone like Jacob already."
"He stopped fighting Jacob and is now helping
him!" the Techo nearly screeched.
All the color drained from the faerie's face.
"What did you say?"
"I contacted the headquarters of the Defenders
of Neopia and said we made a mistake, and Jacob was an ally." The Techo let
the words flood out of his mouth, as he was sure he would be unable to speak
any second now.
"How DARE you do such a thing!" screamed Felicia,
her face blushing crimson. "I never gave you such an order. Who said you could
be such a thing?"
Felicia spun around in fury, intent on retaliating
against whoever interrupted her, and immediately went cold. The Techo sighed
with relief, knowing that everything was going to be okay. Fyora stood before
"What is the meaning of this?" said Felicia,
gaining back some of her composure.
"I stopped by the infirmary earlier, as I was
told several of our soldiers required medical attention after they tried to
subdue Jacob," said Fyora.
"They were acting in self defense, Fyora!"
"That's not what I heard. Alana, one of the
healers present, questioned all of them, and they all agreed they had struck
first. It was no wonder really, since you had instilled so much fear into them
about Jacob. They assumed the retreat of a scared Neopet was an attack against
"Alana is a friend of Jacob and you know it!
She could have lied to save him."
"That's not true, my lady," said the Techo to
Fyora. Felicia turned to him in fury, but he didn't mind. He knew she couldn't
do anything to him anymore. "Felicia made it well known that Jacob was extremely
violent and should be taken with extreme caution."
Fyora nodded and looked back at Felicia. "I
will not doubt that Jacob has done questionable actions at times, but it does
not entitle you to treat him as a criminal. So he has four new Neopets? We go
and ask him what happened. We don't try and kill him in the process."
Felicia looked down to the floor, obviously
wanting to shriek out at Fyora, but held her tongue. Fyora took a step forward.
"Yes, Alana is a friend of Jacob's, but so am I. And seeing that you have used
your position for your own gains, I have no choice but to demote you."
"What!" All desire to hold her tongue was gone.
"You can't do that!"
"I certainly can, as I am ruler of Faerieland,
and I am within my reasons to do so. I know perfectly well you are good friends
with Cassie, and what you have done to Jacob while he was young. I have no tolerance
for your behavior. Report to your superior and receive your new orders." Then
Fyora looked toward the Techo with a smile. "And you can follow me if you wish.
I have a feeling she might be a little angry when I leave."
Fyora started walking away, and the Techo took
a few tentative steps after her before looking back at Felicia. The look of
fury within her eyes was enough to get him running after Fyora.
Back upon the plains of Neopia, the four Metonots
were walking briskly. White Metonot lead the way, Whooper dancing around him,
while the other three followed in their own fashion.
"Where are we going?" whined Blue Metonot. "And
why do we have to walk so fast?"
"Time is of the essence," replied White Metonot.
"We need to find Red Metonot as fast as we can, and seeing as our cart is now
useless, we cannot rely on Yellow Metonot's speed."
"It's not my fault one of the wheels went over
a rock," said Yellow Metonot. "It's not like I could have slowed down going
at that speed."
"No one is blaming you Yellow Metonot," soothed
White Metonot. "I am simply stating why we are now walking to Blue Metonot."
"But you didn't say where we are going yet,"
said Blue Metonot.
"We are going to Red Metonot," said Grey Metonot.
"But we don't even know where he is," whined
"Were you not paying attention to Yellow Metonot
as he ran?" said White Metonot. "He had no idea where we were going like the
rest of us, save away from Judge Hog. And yet he followed a path that made him
feel safer the longer he went upon it."
"He's right," said Yellow Metonot with a nervous
laugh. "I just started running wherever it felt right."
"Right over a boulder," mumbled Blue
"As Yellow Metonot is a broken piece of Metonot's
essence, it's only natural that he would want to be whole again. To be safe.
So he ran in the direction to which Red Metonot is in."
"I'm actually surprised you didn't feel it yourself,
Blue," said Grey Metonot with a smile. The only smile he had given thus far.
"Can't you feel the distance we are closing with Red?"
He didn't say anything, as he did feel it. They
were slowly getting closer to Red Metonot. He just wished they didn't have to
To be continued...