The Secret Princess: Part Two
Rin rode on Sama's back trying to keep warm as they
flew up Terror Mountain. It was so cold that Rin thought that she, herself,
was frozen solid at one point of their travels.
"Aren't you cold?" asked Rin while rubbing her
arms, trying to maintain body heat.
"The cold doesn't bother me much," replied Sama
as he gracefully flew up the mountain and then landed gently on top. "Where's
Jelly? Is he climbing up the mountain on his own because he was too stubborn
to ask for a ride up?" asked Rin as she looked around.
"No, he said that he would meet us later, remember?"
asked Sama as he helped Rin off his back.
Rin slid down Sama's wing and landed. She shook
off some snow on her head and looked around.
"Wow, no one's around. I hate it when no one
is here. It makes me want to shiver more because its almost like it's haunted
around here and I hate ghosts. Hey, do you think Volts will be okay? And Lila?
And all the other faeries of Faerieland?" asked Rin as she looked at Sama.
He walked past her. "Don't worry, they will
be fine. I'm going to look at your necklace and see if I can read it or at least
make a word out of it," said Sama as he laid down on a rock while looking at
Rin's necklace that sparkled in the sunlight.
"Okay then. I'm going to rest and take a nap,"
said Rin as she leaned against the rock that Sama was on.
So much has happened in the last few days. It
took nine days to get from Neopia Central to Terror Mountain. Jelly had led
the travel so that's why it took nine days. It would have been less if Sama
or Rin had led but Rin and Sama let Jelly lead so it would keep his mind from
traveling away from reality, stop him from making jokes about what was going
on that was important, and it kept him from thinking about Volts. Rin and the
others was driven away from their home by who knows what, their care taker was
captured, one of their friends was fighting against an army, and who knows what
could be after Sama, Rin, and Jelly now. She sighed and then closed her eyes.
Rin relaxed her thoughts as she drifted into
dreamland. In Rin's dream, she dreamt of a kingdom in the skies, high above
the planet she was on. It was beautiful with silver and gold for the walls.
It had beautiful gardens filled with the prettiest flowers that anyone has ever
seen. And the skies were beautiful above the kingdom. Clear and it seemed to
shimmer and sparkle. Then she saw fire cover the kingdom in a blink of an eye.
Neopets were running away. Then she saw a mother Kacheek holding her baby but
she tripped and the child landed hard on the ground. An enemy warrior took the
child and fled. The mother called out the name of the child but it sounded fuzzy
and Rin couldn't hear it. Rin then woke up and panted.
"What a crazy dream or maybe a nightmare," she
said, "and yet it seemed too familiar. And at the beginning it was so beautiful.
I have never seen so much beauty in one place."
"Something wrong or troubling you?" asked Sama
as he dangled the necklace in front of Rin. She took it and put it around her
"No, nothing's wrong. So, did you read it?"
asked Rin as she looked up. Sama stared down at her. He shook his head.
"I can't make it out because it's all jumbled
into a code. We would have to go to Faerieland to ask someone or borrow a book
from their library but your friend Volts told us that they captured all the
faeries," explained Sama in a sad tone.
Rin sighed. "Well, let's go save the faeries,"
said Rin as she got up.
"You're crazy," said Sama, lying on his back.
"Maybe, but Lila is in trouble and so is Volts.
And I really want to save the faeries and maybe they can tell me about the necklace.
What do you say?" asked Rin as she jumped onto the rock, "Are you with me or
Sama thought for a moment. Well, it would
be better than sitting here where there was no action and I don't want Rin to
go on her own and get hurt because Gerald might be there, thought Sama.
"Fine, since a tiny thing like you can't do
much but we have to wait for Jelly first," said Sama finding that it sounded
weird when he said the last seven words he just said.
"No, he won't approve of it. He would go on,
on saying what Lila would do and not even thinking on what Volts would do. She
would fight for her friends so let's do the same! Let's go now," said Rin, excited.
Sama got up on all fours.
"Fine, hop on," said Sama in a non-excited voice.
Rin got on Sama and they flew off into the pale dull gray sky.
They went to Faerieland. It was still beautiful
but felt empty. No one was there and the place, to Rin, felt haunted.
"It's so spooky here without anyone here," said
Rin. "Maybe, but it's been worse before," mumbled Sama.
"What do you mean by that?" asked Rin, curious.
"Nothing," said Sama as he kept on walking.
Then suddenly a powerful net fell onto Sama
and Rin and they were forced to the ground.
"We finally have them!" shouted a voice.
"Good," said an evil voice.
A shadow Draik came up to them. He had a red
scar under his right eye and he wore black armor.
"It's about time we captured you two. You have
been a burden. We had to track down both of you down from Neopia Central to
Terror Mountain where we found a friend of yours and now you have come here,"
said the Draik.
"Huh! What!? Give back my friends right now!"
shouted Rin with anger.
The Draik laughed.
"You sure have a big mouth for a little thing!"
laughed the Draik, "But I can't just let your friends go just like that. Your
Shoyru friend took out almost half of my army and your Techo friend is a hostage
and I could always use another slave."
"What do you want from us?" demanded Sama.
"I want the Kacheek and her necklace and you,
Sama. I have a special place for you because I'm going to make you pay from
our last battle where you have given me this scar," said the Draik while pointing
the scar under his eye.
"How does he know your name?" asked Rin, surprised.
"Oh, Sama, you didn't tell her that you used
to work for me and how you were so loyal to me and the whole league? This is
too rich," laughed the Draik louder.
"You mean…Sama, you know them? You were them?"
asked Rin close to tears.
Sama looked away.
"Yes, but I changed when I figured out what
you were going to do with the princess," said Sama, "You, Gerald, want to drain
the princess' power and mine but I won't let you."
Gerald, the Draik, laughed even more.
"This is just too funny. How can you, a traitor,
and that small fry can beat me?" asked Gerald.
"Like this!" screeched Sama as he made a high
pitch screaming sound. "I'm going to give you another scar for your collection!"
He glowed with red flames and the net melted.
His eyes glowed red as well. Sama charged at Gerald in rage. Gerald smiled and
charged at Sama while holding a black mallet. When he got close to Sama he hit
him hard causing Sama to fall to his feet and he then stopped glowing.
"I know your secret powers so don't even try
to face me," said Gerald as he looked Sama who was motionless.
He looked at Rin.
"Now, give me the necklace and no one will get
hurt," he said.
"Sama! No, I won't give it to you! I won't!"
shouted Rin, with anger.
She started to glow blue and so did her necklace.
She then blasted Gerald with a water attack and then she ran off.
"Fine, you can run all you want but you're on
your own and I will find you and capture you!" shouted Gerald.
Rin hid inside the Faerie Library.
"He's right. I'm all alone and these creeps
are after me! And Sama, he did know where he was from. He lied to me! He lied
to me!" cried Rin as she started to cry.
Will Rin find a way to save her friends or will
she be captured like the rest? What kind of power did Rin use and what's the
deal on the red glow that Sama had? Find out soon!
To be continued...