Pishicu and the Wisdom Council: Part Ten
Pishicu and the members of the Wisdom Council arrived in
Faerieland right in front of the Healing Springs. Unfortunately, they arrived
in the middle of a crowd of pets, which caused quite a few shocked screams. It
was still packed, even though it was nighttime, but it wasn't near as bad as what
it would've been during the day.
"Calm down everyone, please calm down! We're
on the Faerie Queen's business, she summoned us here!" Pishicu screamed at all
Most of the pets started muttering to themselves
uncertainly at this, and many began to give them space.
"A quest for what?" a Faerie Nimmo inquired suspiciously.
"She sent us to find a... a..."
"A cave!" Rucsk cried, trying to cover up for
Pishicu's stumble. "A new cave, zhat hassss jusssst appearrrred a few dayssss
"She wanted us to explore it and make sure there's
nothing bad living inside it," Yessey added.
"Because in the event that something bad was
inside it, all of your lives would be in danger!" Pishicu cried, putting on
the finishing touches to their lie.
A small Kacheek ran up to them with a look of
extreme urgency on his face. "Ooh! Ooh!" he exclaimed. "I know of a cave like
that! It's about two miles east of Poogle Races!"
"The whole of Faerieland thanks you," Terskun
muttered hurriedly to the Kacheek. Then he turned to everyone else in his group
and nudged his head, signaling for them to go.
They hurried through the cloud city as fast as
they could, knowing that at last their journey was almost over. The group got
a few stares along the way, but not many since so many tourist visit Faerieland
everyday that it was really no big surprise to see them.
Finally, they stumbled upon the cave around the
area the Kacheek said it would be in. It was an odd sight, the cave, for for
it was made up of a weird kind of crystal.
"Okay guys, are you ready?" Terskun asked hesitantly
as he stood before it.
They all nodded, somewhat apprehensively, and
then entered the cave.
Amar fluttered over to Sisle quickly, for she
had been using a spell to watch the entrance of the cave. "They're here!" she
yelled. "They just arrived. What should we do?"
"We should head to the main chamber and allow
them to gain a sense of security, and when they get into the chamber we should
attack them. Oh, and if you mind Amar, you and I shall place an invisibility
spell on the others with me. I do believe that invisibility magic is a tad bit
more complicated, and the others won't be able to handle it, so do you mind?"
Sisle inquired, though she wasn't really asking a question. She knew Amar would
do it, she'd have to have lost her senses not too.
"Of course ma'am!" Amar agreed as she curtsied.
Then she and Sisle cast their spells, and they
all backed up to the edges of the cave to avoid being bumped into.
"And now," Sisle whispered, "we wait for the
Pishicu and the others followed Terskun as they
continued onward to the cave. It was ironic, really, how cheery the cave was
in comparison to how dreary their attitudes were. You could just expect happy
little Cybunnies and Kacheeks to skip merrily across the very straight path
while throwing flowers at any second, yet it did nothing to lift the group's
"Why aren't they here?" Pishicu muttered to herself
as she looked around. "You would think, I mean, it would make sense..."
"I know," Yessey agreed. "I'm on edge too. But
I don't see any signs of them. It's weird, though. This path is pretty much
a straight slope, and the twist and turns it has are very small. It'd be hard
to make a sneak attack, and you would of think that they would've shown themselves
"It doesn't mean you shouldn't be on your guard.
They always attacked at the end before, to wait for us to feel the most insecure,
so why should they change now?" Terskun declared, though he himself seemed a
tad nervous too.
"Of course, they didn't have that demon Sisle
with them," Levita added.
Pishicu was surprised when she heard this. Yessey
was usually the more morbid of the two, but since Levita was saying it... The
Poogle shivered as she realized how serious things must really be.
"Look up ahead," Rucsk cried as he pointed a
webbed finger. "I zhink I see a larrrrge rrrrroom up zhere."
Pishicu grabbed her glasses, pressed them firmly
against her eyes, and squinted. The Krawk was right, she could see something.
"That must be the room where Fedle is! Hey, I
bet I could beat you to it, Pishicu!" Yessey chirped cheerfully, confident that
the journey was almost over.
"Yessey, this is hardly time to play games, and
I'm sure Pishicu's smart enough to realize that," the Kougra scolded.
"Nu-uh!" the Poogle hissed. "I could soooo beat
"Fine! Last one's there's a rotten egg!" Then
Yessey took off, furiously flapping her wings.
Pishicu scurried after her, going as fast as
her chubby legs would carry her. She heard Terskun yell at her from behind,
but she paid him no mind. About halfway to the entranceway she began to catch
up with the little Brown Pteri, but she was not satisfied with that. Pishicu
continued to push her little legs harder, and slowly, but surely, she was passing
"No way!" Yessey cried. "I don't believe this!"
Pishicu smiled, and continued onward. She was
almost to the entrance, about ten feet away, when she saw it. Upon the ground
in the cave was a section on the ground and against the wall that was frozen
in ice. She froze right there and stared at it; it was most definitely Bebaru's
height and length. Although the Poogle couldn't see her, she knew she was there,
and probably the others too.
Suddenly Pishicu heard the beating of wings.
At first she thought it was one of the Dark Faeries, but then she realized it
was Yessey. She gasped at the thought of the Pteri flying in that room, unknowing
what was waiting for her, and then having who-knows-what done to her. She had
to stop her, and fast. She only hoped the Faeries hadn't seen her yet, since
she was close enough to see them. She shook the awful thought out of her head
and lept upon Yessey and thrust her against the wall so she was no longer in
view, just in case.
"What are you doing?!" the Pteri exclaimed, a
shocked look on her face.
"Saving your tail feathers. The Dark Faeries
are in there!"
Sisle leaned impatiently against the wall, smoothing
out her red dress with a frown plastered on her face. She wondered when those
nasty pets would get here, for she was getting very bored and was ready for
this whole ordeal to be over with, and not to mention that she wanted to get
the fear of them getting hold of her Eternity Orb and destroying her out of
Suddenly she heard a sound outside. Her head
perked up to try to look, but she could see nothing but that stupid fat Cybunny
towards the ceiling from where she was waiting. However, Bebaru could see things
quite well. Sisle decided to try to talk to her through her mind, but she got
nothing. She tried again, but Bebaru still wouldn't respond, and it was almost
as if she was...
AMAR! she called telepathically.
Yes ma'am? the Faerie responded in the
Summon something invisible to throw at Bebaru,
she fell asleep...
Yes ma'am! Amar responded. Then all of
a sudden a pitiful whimper was heard throughout the room.
Bebaru, answer me! Sisle commanded with
her mind, now getting very agitated.
I'm here ma'am. I'm sorry, I suppose I just
started to dose. I haven't gotten as much rest as the rest of you, Bebaru
Stop feeling sorry for yourself, you twit!
Tell me, do you see anything in the corridor ahead?
There was a pause, but then Bebaru spoke again.
I see nothing, she replied. Why?
Nothing, Sisle said, and then cut off
the connection with her mind. It must have been her imagination, at least she
hoped it was.
Pishicu and Yessey, now sticking to the walls,
hurried back to the others to tell them their discovery. They got back in a
flash, and the others seemed sort of confused.
"What happened? Why'd you turn back?" Levita
inquired. "Did you finally listen to me, Yessey?" The Kougra began to smile,
showing her large, white fangs.
The Pteri gave a short laugh and a very blunt,
"Terskun, the Faeries, you were right about them!
They're in the final chamber, and I think they're all invisible. I was able
to see the spot where Bebaru was standing, however, since it was covered in
ice. We came back as fast as we could. Terskun, what should we do?"
The Draik gazed at her with a look of concern.
"Did they see you?" he asked, his face stern.
"I don't believe so. They didn't show any signs
of it, of course, they were invisible..."
"I doubt zhey ssssaw herrrrr Tersssskun," Rucsk
muttered. "You know zhosssse demonsss, zhey would've attacked herrrr on zhe
"I hope you're right, Rucsk, but I agree with
you for the most part. They probably didn't see her, which makes my plan perfect.
Everyone, I need your help, are you ready to give one-hundred percent?"
Everyone nodded, their faces steely and confident.
"Good, here's what we're going to do..."
Sisle was getting very bored. She was sure that
those stupid pets would be there by now, but no. She sighed and placed her head
against the wall, almost regretting her decision of waiting for them where she
was instead of just going straight out to attack them. That was when she heard
the footsteps coming. She smiled, and contacted Bebaru with her mind.
Are they here? she questioned.
Yes, yes they are! It won't be long now, Sisle,
it won't be long. We attack them as soon as they come in, right?
The Dark Faerie was tempted to say yes, but then
she though better of it. No, she commanded, this time not talking to
just Bebaru with her mind, but all of her Dark Faerie minions. We shall wait
until they get the last Eternity Orb, and then we'll attack.
Just then the five pets entered the room. They
looked around a bit, as if looking for the Dark Faeries they could not possibly
see. Then Yessey grabbed the pudgy, strawberry Poogle with the round, black
glasses in her talons and flew her up to the ceiling, where the Cybunny was
creepily floating. The Poogle grabbed and shook him, and then whispered something
into his ear. Then they all flew down to the ground and huddled up in a group.
NOW! Sisle yelled telepathically to all
of them. She undid all of the invisibility spells on the Dark Faeries (it was
much simpler to take them off than to put them on), and she flapped her wings
and flew forward. *BANG* Sisle was thrown back, and it seemed like the other
Dark Faeries were too. She got up to her feet and felt what had stopped her,
and found it to be like an invisible shield.
"Rucsk!" she snarled allowed.
Then the Pteri, who she remembered as Yessey,
turned around and gave them and evil smirk while she lifted her wings and brought
down tons of crystals from the cave, encasing them in their shields. And finally,
what made her the most infuriated, from a small space that the blasted crystals
had not managed to cover, she could see Terskun, who she remembered very well,
smiling and bowing, claiming his plan.
To be continued...