The Neverending Consequences of Abilities
The red Xweetok looked around. So far the coast was clear.
Her eyes shifted from left to right. Then she silently ran to the room. She quickly
closed the door behind her and sighed from relief. She was safe. She was going
to make it. Just then the door opened and a furious human girl with brown hair
and blonde highlights stepped in. She screamed and hid under the bed. She'd never
reach her under there.
"Lisa! What have I told about doing that! I warned
you but now you have gone too far!" Lisa trembled as she stepped out of her
hiding place. She had never seen Ani this mad, but then again she had no reason
not to be.
"I told you I wanted to try out my new ability.
You could have let me! Then none of this would have happened."
"If I would have let you this probably would
have happened anyway!"
Lisa gave her saddest most desperate look to
her owner. Animalw180 always gave in to her puppyblew pout, but she didn't today.
"Lisa, you're grounded for three months!"
"Three months! But it was an accident!"
"You want to make it a year?"
"Three months it is."
Ani turned and stormed out of her room. She had
a lot of work to do if she was going to clean up all the trouble Lisa had caused.
Lisa sighed and lay down on her bed. She still
couldn't believe it all happened. She wished she could rewind time and stop
it from happening. If only that was an ability. Out of the corner of her eye
she spotted her diary on the mess that was her desk. This story would probably
fill her whole diary. It might take a month for her to write it all down. She
grabbed her diary and pen and started to write.
The worst thing happened. I've been grounded
for three months! I was lucky it wasn't any longer. I guess my puppyblew pout
did work a little bit. Well it all started this morning...
Lisa looked around the marketplace. This was
the first time Ani was late to meet them. She looked up at the afternoon sky.
Where could she be? Suddenly Ani ran by and grabbed her paw. Before she knew
it she was being dragged behind while Ani ran toward home.
"Wha-Ow! Ani, slow down!" Ani realized what she
was doing and let her go. Lisa sat up and tried to shake the dust out of her
beautiful red fur but it didn't help much.
"Ani! I just had my fur done!"
"Well, I was trying to get away from there before
they realized it."
"Who realized what?" It turned out Ani had just
been in Tyrannia when someone was selling a bottled fire faerie for only 2,000
Neopoints and Ani wanted to leave before the shopkeeper realized what a bad
deal they had made. Then she had been late for her flight back which was why
she was late. She reached into her bag and brought out the imprisoned fire faerie.
Lisa excitedly pulled out the cork and the fire faerie flew out of the bottle.
"I grant your pet the ability 'Fiery Gaze'."
A red glow flowed out of her hand and surrounded Lisa. After that the now free
fire faerie flew away. Lisa smiled happily when the red glow dispersed.
"I've always wanted this ability!" she exclaimed
"Fiery Gaze?" Ani asked.
"It lets me hypnotize people weaker-minded than
me." Hmm, maybe this is a good chance to try it out, she thought. She
turned to Ani and activated the ability. Her eyes glowed bright reddish-orange
color and she stared into Ani's eyes.
"Lisa," she droned.
Yes, it was working, she thought happily. She
loved having this ability. "Yes, Ani?" she said triumphantly. What was
she going to say? What are your orders? What do you request?
"You better not be trying to do what I think
you are." She glared down angrily at her. Lisa flinched. Ani had a fiery gaze
of her own.
"Sorry, Ani. I just wanted to try it out."
"Well, you chose a bad test subject. I don't
want you to go around hypnotizing innocent Neopets. The only time you're able
to use that ability is in the Battledome or in case of emergency."
"What!?! But Ani, can't I at least try it once?"
Ani thought a moment. "Maybe on your puppyblew
but that's it." Ani looked at her wrist watch. "Oh I need to go see about the
Snowager. Then I'll come back and we can go through the Lost Tomb."
Lisa nodded and Ani ran toward the Uni Express.
Her sister Eniteria the Uni was still too small for them to ride. Lisa grumpily
headed for home. She didn't want to test her new ability on her petpet. She
wanted to test it on someone else. She sighed and walked into her Neohome.
"ENITERIA! HAVE YOU SEEN LENA!?!" she yelled
through the Neohome. Eniteria walked out of the next room.
"Do you have to yell? Lena's gone, remember.
She'll be back tomorrow."
"Aww man. I got a new ability and Ani said that
I can only test it on Lena."
"Really, what ability did you get?" Eniteria
Then an idea popped into her head. She knew
it was bad, but still, she wanted to try it so badly. She smiled wickedly.
"This one," she said and activated the ability.
Her eyes glowed the reddish-orange color and she stared into Eniteria's blue
eyes. Soon hers started to glow red too and she just stood there. She smiled
triumphantly. She did it. She really did it. Hmm, what should she tell her to
do? She looked around. No reason. Just to think about what she should do next.
Then she spotted the grocery list on the fridge. Aww, man, they were out of
jelly beans. She loved jelly beans. Who wouldn't love those little flavored
candies? Hey, that's it!
"Eniteria, you are to go to the store and buy
some jelly beans."
Her blank, hypnotized face nodded. She grabbed
her purse and walked out the door.
Lisa grinned. She loved this ability. She went
to the fridge to get a glass of apple juice but they were out so she settled
for some milk. She sat in a bean bag chair in the living room where she could
watch from the window. Hey, if she was lucky maybe she could get out of her
chores with this. Life was good.
Eniteria walked through the crowd in the bazaar.
Only one thought ran through her mind. Get the jelly beans. Get the jelly beans.
She walked into the chocolate factory. It's amazing how jelly beans are sold
at the chocolate factory when they're not chocolate. I mean why... oops, I got
sidetracked again. Back to what happened. Eniteria walked up to the shopkeeper.
"Hi there. How can I-"
"Must buy jelly beans."
"Uh, ok," he said, confused. He went to the shelf
and got a pack of assorted jelly beans. That Uni was lucky that the red Xweetok
didn't come in here today. He handed her the jelly beans.
"That'll be-" The blue Uni just handed him her
purse and walked out as if in a daze. He opened the purse and stared open mouthed.
This tip was a little too large. He didn't know what was wrong with that Uni
but he wasn't going to accept this. He ran out his shop. Well, bounced or whatever
Kikos do. He saw the Uni walking as if in the same daze as she had been in the
shop. He went through the crowd the best he could, but it was especially thick
today. He kept on bumping into Neopets, which caused them to stumble. He accidently
bumped into a shadow Wocky who stumbled into a Darigan Lupe who tripped but
saved himself by flying.
Then a voice from nowhere boomed, "Something
has happened! Boochi fires his ray gun at you."
Boochi fired the gun at the Lupe and he fell
toward the ground, crying. A striped Kau noticed this and tried to catch the
infant, but bumped into a fire Kyrii and the infant fell on Kauvara, who dropped
a potion that turned a passing Kacheek into a mutant. A little Gelert saw the
Kacheek and ran away screaming only to run into a red Ixi. The annoying but
sometimes welcomed voice from nowhere boomed again.
"Something has happened! Dr. Sloth fires his
ray gun at you and turns your Faerie Paint Brush into a pile of soot."
But when Dr. Sloth fired his ray gun it missed
her paint brush and hit the Rainbow Pool! A huge pile of soot lay in the middle
of Neopia and everyone started to panic and scream. When Lisa saw this, she
ran out of her Neohome to try and stop all the chaos, but bumped into Dr. Sloth,
who was standing there amazed. He was astounded for two reasons. One, he couldn't
believe that he, the great Dr. Sloth, had actually missed. Two, why hadn't he
thought of hitting the Rainbow Pool with his gun? When Lisa bumped into Sloth,
his ray fired again toward Boochi, who was about to fire at the mutant Kacheek,
who was eager to turn cute again. But Sloth's ray hit Boochi's and then it exploded.
Oh, not the ray. It got turned into a pile of soot, but Boochi was really mad.
That baby Bruce can hit a really good punch. His furious punches destroyed Sloth's
ray gun and now they had two very mad random events. While they were both fighting
Lisa was trying to get through the crowd to Eniteria. She had to stop this and
bumped into none other than the chocolate factory Kiko. Eniteria's purse flew
out of his hands and hit Eniteria on the head. Just then Ani got off the Uni
she was riding and gaped at the bazaar. The crowds had all cleared now, including
all the shopkeepers. Nobody wanted to take the blame for what happened. Ani
stared open-mouthed at the large pile of soot that stood at the Rainbow Pool's
place, the fighting Boochi and Sloth (It turned out Boochi was winning), the
crying baby Lupe and the also crying mutant Kacheek. And among the crowds she
saw the scared and guilty Lisa standing a few feet away from the confused Eniteria.
The hit on her head had broken the spell she had put on her.
"WHAT HAPPENED!?!?!" she screamed. She looked
at Lisa who was obviously the culprit. The guilt on her face was obvious.
"Uh-uh-well-uh." She sighed. "I guess there's
only one thing I can do now." Then she turned and ran.
And that's what happened. I definitely learned
my lesson today. Greed comes in many ways. It turns you evil and causes you
to do things you wouldn't do in a lifetime. And I certainly don't want to turn
evil again. That and some deals are too good to be true.
Lisa finally stopped writing. Her paw was cramping
from writing all day. There was a knock on her door and a very tired looking
Ani stepped in.
"Well, it took a few dozen people, but Sloth
and Boochi are finally restrained. The Rainbow Pool is the Rainbow Pool again,
don't ask how. And the Kacheek is... well, still a mutant but she'll return
to normal sometime."
"Ani. I'm really sorry for what happened. I didn't
mean for all that to happen. Is three months really the best punishment?" Ani
sighed and sat down in a chair. She needed to rest.
"Lisa, I know you didn't mean for all that to
happen. But if I remember correctly, I told you not to do it in the first place.
If you had listened to me, all that stuff would not have happened."
"But all I did is ask for Eniteria to buy some
jelly beans. I didn't ask her to destroy the Bazaar."
"Well, you have to learn that there are consequences
with your actions. Sometimes you need to think ahead before you act."
"You've never done that in your life."
"True, but I can still sense a bad idea. I think
it's because of personal experience." Lisa groaned and flopped down on her bed.
"Well, don't lie down on the job. Being grounded
entitles you to extra chores and that includes the dishes." Lisa groaned and
headed toward the kitchen. Time for her to start the neverending chores.
Author's Note and Disclaimer: The Rainbow Pool didn't turn into soot. I
mean, come on, it's impossible. Hehe. What a laugh, the Rainbow Pool being a
pile of soot. I mean, it's not like this is a story that actually happened to
a pet. Hehe. *shifty eyes* Sloth and Boochi wound up hospitalized from the fight
but they made it out eventually. And they both got new ray guns so they are
still as evil as ever. The poor Kacheek is still a mutant. But don't worry.
She's saving up for a paint brush and is hoping that Boochi will try and fire
his gun at her again. As for Lisa, she somehow made it through the grounding
without going crazy. I'm impressed. As for the bad experience I... I mean Ani...
yeah, Ani, certainly not me. Hehe. As for the bad experience she was talking
about, well, wouldn't you like to know.