The Tale of Uglyfoot the Kougra
Sunlight poured into Mistyfoot's bedroom. Mistyfoot was
a spotted Kougra, though she had dreams of being painted royal someday. Today
was a very important day for Misty (Misty was her nickname); it was her very first
day of neoschool! Though most Neopets' first day of school was when they were
six, going to Neogarten, Misty was twelve and she was going into seventh grade.
Misty's owner, Lizzy, had home schooled her up until now. It was Misty's decision
to start real school, as she called it, so Lizzy enrolled her in the neighborhood
neoschool, Faerie Cloud Neoschool.
Misty leaped out of bed and ran into the kitchen,
where a plate of fluffy faerie pancakes and a glass of milk were waiting for
her on the table. Lizzy was already sitting at the table. Lizzy was a tall,
brown-haired teenager with pale skin and green eyes, who always looked happy.
Misty wolfed down her pancakes and slurped up her milk, then quickly got ready
for school. She brushed her teeth and her fur, then made sure her backpack was
packed with everything she needed, and she was so excited she almost forgot
to say goodbye to Lizzy!
"Bye, Lizzy!" called Misty.
"Have a nice day at school, dear, bye!" Misty
could've sworn she saw a tear run down her owner's smiling face. Misty walked
and walked until she got to Faerie Cloud Neoschool. Hundreds of pets were rushing
from one place to another! Misty couldn't believe her eyes. She walked up the
pink cobblestone steps and opened the doors that led into the light purple building.
She pushed through mobs of pets until she made it to room 131, her classroom.
When Misty opened the door and walked into her
room, she saw pets sitting on top of desks and in chairs talking to one another.
Misty walked nervously around until she found an empty desk in the back of the
room. She sunk down low in her chair so none of the other pets would notice
her. When the door of the room opened revealing an aged faerie Krawk, who appeared
to be the teacher, all of the pets rushed into the seats of their desks.
"Good morning class. My name is Mrs. Flontang,
and I will be your teacher this year," announced Mrs. Flontang. The rest of
the morning flew by for Misty, and when the recess bell rang, all the pets rushed
out the door and to the playground. Misty waited for the rush to be over, and
then walked quietly to the playground. When she got out, a faerie Pteri approached
"Hi! My name's Bianca, what's yours?" she asked
"M-my name's M-mistyfoot," Misty stuttered.
"But you can call me Misty," she added.
Bianca smiled and said, "Misty is a very nice
name. I haven't seen you here before; are you new?" Bianca asked.
"Well, I used to be home schooled. But I persuaded
my owner to enroll me here," Misty said.
"Well, why don't we be friends?" Bianca sounded
"I'd like that." Misty smiled as she said it.
It was Misty's first friend! She was so excited. Then a royal Shoyru walked
over daintily. A group of other Shoyrus, who Misty guessed were her posse, followed
"No pets will be friends with each other unless
I have approved it," she said bitterly. "You should know that, Bianca.
But then again, you were always a troublemaker." The Shoyru smiled an evil grin,
and then turned her glance towards Misty. "And just who are you?" she asked
"Ruby, this is Mistyfoot. She's been home schooled
up until today," Bianca explained to the Shoyru.
"Mistyfoot? What a hideous name. Anyway, my name's
Ruby, and whether you like it or not, I'm calling you Uglyfoot, and so will
everyone else at this school." Ruby smirked, and then grabbed Misty by the paw
and flew up to the top of the jungle gym. Ruby seemed to find her balance perfectly,
but it took Misty a while.
"Attention!" she called to the rest of the playground.
Every single pet turned his or her head toward Ruby and Misty. When Ruby was
sure she had everyone's attention, she made her announcement. "Pets of Faerie
Cloud Neoschool, from this day forward, this spotted Kougra beside me will be
known as Uglyfoot. She will be known as Uglyfoot and only Uglyfoot, unless I
say otherwise." Ruby laughed evilly, and flew to the ground, leaving Misty to
soak in her embarrassment. Misty, or Uglyfoot, was red as a rose. She climbed
down, tears welling into her eyes. How could someone do something so incredibly
mean? she thought. She ran towards Bianca and cried into the Pteri's wing.
"There, there," Bianca cooed softly. "It'll be
alright, trust me!" Uglyfoot looked into Bianca's eyes.
"Revenge," muttered Uglyfoot. "I must get revenge.
Meet me here at the end of school, okay?" she asked Bianca.
"Erm, okay, but may I ask why?" Bianca asked.
"Just what I said, we are going to plan revenge
on Ruby! She needs to learn that she can't do something like that and just get
away with it." With that said, Uglyfoot ran to class, leaving Bianca before
she could ask any more questions.
The rest of the day passed quickly for Uglyfoot,
and when the dismissal bell rang she saw Bianca waiting exactly where she asked
her to wait. Uglyfoot bounded over to her.
"Bianca, I have a great idea on how to get revenge
on Ruby," Uglyfoot said. "But I'm going to need your help." Uglyfoot whispered
the plan into Bianca's ear and asked, "Are you up to it?"
"Perfect!" growled Uglyfoot.
The following day, Uglyfoot got ready and ate
her breakfast quickly. She said goodbye to Lizzy, and ran all the way to Faerie
Cloud Neoschool. Everything was in place. Uglyfoot skipped into the school and
saw Flitter, a faerie Xweetok who was a friend of Bianca, waiting outside the
classroom for the heads up from Bianca to let her know that Ruby was coming.
Uglyfoot went into her classroom and took a seat at a desk that had a perfect
view of the door. Mrs. Flontang was already at her desk, grading some papers
from the previous school day. Uglyfoot noticed Flitter send a smirk her way,
the sign to sit back and watch the show.
Ruby strutted up to the classroom and waited
in the doorway for the usual entrance applause. But instead of the usual, Flitter
pulled the rope that sent a steaming pile of dung onto Ruby's crowned head.
The whole class burst into laughter, even Ruby's posse, who were usually on
Ruby's side about everything, and Mrs. Flontang, who was usually very serious.
Ruby stormed out of the school screaming at the very top of her lungs.
After that day, nobody ever saw Ruby again. Some
say she goes to a school high atop Terror Mountain, or started being home schooled,
but no one knows for sure. Uglyfoot is no longer called Uglyfoot, but Misty
the Great. Misty the Great and Bianca are still friends to this very day, and
no one ever tells them otherwise.
Yay! My first story in the Neopian Times! Feedback is appreciated.