A Mutatious Nightmare
Somewhere in Neopia Central past midnight, there was a small
Neohome. In this here Neohome held four pets, waiting for their owner to arrive
back. And as usual, there were some pets either fighting, going crazy, or just
"Hey, you guys!" a lunar white Lupe said, looking
up from Issue 154 of the Neopian Times. "It says here in the editorial that
there could be a Mutant Day coming up!"
"Yeah!" a lavender blue Shoyru replied, bouncing
up and down on her bed. "Another day honoring Neopia's most coolest Pets, next
to Ghost and Darigan."
"Eww, Abunai!" a blue Uni retorted. "You actually
LIKE those mutatious pets?"
From a desk filled with books and test tubes
a yellow Kacheek looked up. "What's there not to like? Mutated Neopets are cool.
By the way, Butterfly, 'mutatious' is not a word."
"So what?" Butterfly the blue Uni retorted,
rolling her eyes and turning her attention back to a NeoStyles Magazine. "I
hate mutant pets. And they are, as I said, 'Mutatious' and uggggllllyyy!"
As the blue Uni continued reading, Abunai flew
over to her brother Silver and whispered, "Wouldn't it be cool if we were all
The white Lupe flashed a toothy grin. "I thought
you wanna be painted Ghost," he responded.
"Yeah, but we can easily freak out Butterfly
when we're, as she said, 'mutatious.'"
The duo snickered just as the door opened. A
young girl walked in with messy brown tufts of hair and a white shirt with a
blue jacket, holding a slobbering Droolik in her hands. "Thanks a bunch, Abunai,"
HTML groaned. "Your Droolik slobbered all over my paperwork, which makes it
harder for me to write anything right now."
The Droolik suddenly fell out of HTML's hands,
landing headfirst, panting. Spotting the four Neopets, he began to run over,
much to the four Neopets disgust.
"Incoming slobber attack!" Kachii the Kacheek
warned, ducking under her desk.
"Must...avoid...becoming temperamental..." Silver
moaned, burying his head in his paws to avoid one of the many solved mysteries
that make Lupes so grumpy.
Abunai just smiled as Odie began licking his
pink tongue all over Butterfly's face.
"Ewww!" the Uni screamed, gingerly pushing off
"It likes you, don't hurt it's feelings!" the
"Whatever! Your dim-witted dumb gothpuppy doesn't
even HAVE feelings!" Butterfly retorted. "Shoo!" she cried, waving a rolled-up
NeoStyles Magazine at Odie.
The Droolik just stared, its tongue lolling
"It's half past midnight, you guys!" HTML said,
waving a hand. "You gotta go to sleep! Look at this mess! I'm not gonna clean
this up, no way!"
"Get a Vacumatic 9000," Butterfly muttered,
throwing herself into a small canopy bed. "I need some shut eye right now."
And after a few minutes of rare peace and quiet,
the Uni fell to sleep, unaware of what would happen the very next time her eyes
would flutter open...
* * * * * * * *
Yawning, Butterfly blinked her eyes open and screamed to find her room filled
with cobwebs and Mutant Neopet Posters plastered on her wall. A few Mutant Spyders
dangled from their webs, Vernax and Veespa stuck to their doom.
"Wh, what's going on?!" Butterfly stammered
nervously. "Sloth, if this is one of your practical jokes I'm gonna make you
pay big time Borovan!"
The door creaked open and a Mutant Kacheek walked
in. Shrieking like a frightened little Miamouse, the Uni ducked under the covers.
What's happening?! the blue Uni thought
wildly. Deciding to peek out from the covers, she almost fainted as the Mutant
Kacheek stared at her with malicious eyes. Why is everything mutated? Is
it gonna happen to me?! This better be a bad dream!
The Kacheek grinned, it's fangs baring out.
"What's the matter, Butterfly?" the Kacheek cackled. "Afraid to face your worst
Butterfly screeched, then shuddered uncomfortably
at the familiar voice that emerged from the horrid beast. "Kachii?" she whispered,
staring at the Mutant Kacheek with wide eyes full of terror.
"Yes, it is me," Kachii hissed. "What you soon
will witness is a greater horror then the time I turned Sloth into Baby Space
Fungus and crawled all over your face. Almost every single Neopet in the whole
of Neopia, from Terror Mountain to the depths of Maraqua, has been transmogrified
into hideous beasts you call Mutants. And this time, it ain't Sloth's fault.
He took the crackers, though."
"Bu-bu-but what does it m-m-mean?" the horrified
Uni asked, shuddering at the ideal thought of her turning...mutatious.
Kachii coughed. "Well, too bad for you that
everyone's a mutant and will try to get you...to a place of utter horror..."
"The Game Graveyard?" Butterfly gasped.
"Well, not exactly. We thought that would be
too extreme, but anyway, prepare for the worst!" And with that the female mad
Kacheek scientist laughed.
Freaked out now, Butterfly jumped out of bed
and pulled open the door, ignoring the cobwebs that stuck to her messy white
mane and whirled around her horn like cotton candy. Trying to shake it off only
caused the webs to tangle even more.
Reaching the kitchen, her face turned a completely
deadshot white as a hideous Mutated Shoyru roared in her face, followed by a
howling Mutant Lupe.
"NOOOO!!!!" she shrieked, cowering to a corner,
and almost fell over as a Mutant Spyder dangled in her face. "Don't hurt me,
please! Eat Abunai, she's the one who's tasty, not me! I taste disgusting, trust
Suddenly the Shoyru grinned. The Mutant Lupe
snorted. Soon both bewitched Neopets were rolling on the floor laughing their
heads off in a big way, tears streaming down their eyes.
Butterfly slowly crept out of her hiding place,
staring at the two pets laughing hysterically on the ground. "Wh-what's so funny?"
she said, slowly retracing her steps. Suddenly she knew.
"Abunai! Silver!" she snapped angrily, her eyes
wet. "Th-that wasn't funny!"
"I know it wasn't!" the now mutatious Shoyru
gasped, clutching her sides.
"It was...hilarious!!!" Silver wheezed, and
before you could say "Chet Flash wuz here" both Neopets were laughing like maniacs
"Hmph!" Butterfly snorted, and stormed over
to the door, turning the knob. "Maybe I could get some fresh air outside...instead
of staying with a really mad scientist and two homicidal maniacs. Wonder if
Sloth knows anything about this..."
Just then Abunai's eyes flew wide open. "That
reminds me-" she started. Grabbing HTML's favorite Sloth torturer Crusher the
Shovel, she beckoned Silver to follow her. "C'mon, Silver, we need to get some
Transmogrification Potions to keep the effects permanently!"
The Lupe looked up. "Man, now I LOVE being a
Mutant Lupe! This is much more better than the Baby Look!"
"EXCUSE ME?" Butterfly gasped. "NOTHING is cuter
"And it's not surprising that a girlie-girl
would say that," Abunai murmured, rolling her eyes. "Move it, B! We need to
chase Sloth! I'm sure HTML wouldn't mind if we borrow Crusher."
And with a door slamming in the Blue Uni's face,
the two were gone.
Suddenly Butterfly felt uncomfortable. She shuddered.
She was all alone in a haunted house, not even two crazy pets insulting her.
She felt alone, abandoned, and the thought that someone, or something
would be watching her made her squeal.
The door creaked. Gasping, the Uni turned around
in fright to see a door welcoming her outside in Neopia Central. It was dark.
The gray clouds boomed with thunder, the wind pushed against the barren trees,
and she almost swore a paper from the Neopian Times flew past her face in Bold
Red Letters saying, "Beware...beware...beware..."
* * * * * * * *
The shops seemed deserted. This couldn't be
real, Butterfly thought grimly from the Deep Catacombs Coffee Shop. Trembling
with fear, the Uni sipped some Tchea Tea, although it didn't help much with
the creepy emptiness around her did. It was cold, although she was slightly
relieved no Mutatious Spyders dropped down unexpected in her face, which was
also suspicious since Spyders usually hang around the Deep Catacombs.
She reached for a nice Tchea fruit, and was
horrified as the Tchea Fruit in her plate suddenly became soggy and grim. Spikes
poked out from the fruit, and the leaves spouted hairs. A sickly green slime
oozed out from a hole in the Tchea fruit, which caused the Uni to gag. Scared
to death, the Uni rushed out, not turning around.
The Apples in the apple tree became blue and
hairy and became rotten and soggy like the Tchea Fruit, and a the moon was slowly
rising, the sun hiding even from this hideous, mutatious nightmare. She was
so confident on getting home and hiding forever under the covers that she didn't
notice a Mutant Usul jump out in front of her face. Her hooves screeched as
she tried to stop, face to face with the creature and a Mutant Babaa on it's
Shrieking like crazy, the Uni whirled around
and ran just to come face to face with a Mutant Meerca and Chia. Mutant Snowickles
crawled on some pointy rocks and hissed at Butterfly, causing the poor ambushed
Uni to almost scream in terror.
That wasn't all, as a Meepit "meeped" right
in her face, and a Mutant Weewoo "weewoooeed" as well, both snickering. Almost
thinking it couldn't get any worse, more Mutant Pets began surrounding her,
chanting "Beware!" and laughing evilly.
"Leave me alone!" she cried, tears pouring down
her face. "Somebody please help!" she yelled, backing away. Turning north to
south, hideous Rukis and Buzz swarmed in, and the Mutanted Lupes howled. Butterfly
looked up. A full moon. It was even more freaky than the Haunted Woods as the
Neopets repeatedly chanted, "Beware...beware...beware..."
"No-!" she shrieked, the tears continuing to
fall. There was a strange sound, and as Butterfly looked up she shrieked as
Abunai's Droolik fell towards her, and then everything turned black.
* * * * * * * *
"Is she alright?" a familiar voice whispered.
"Yeah, she's okay. Just make sure Odie doesn't
fall on her again. Oh yeah, you're grounded for taking Crusher without permission."
another familiar voice retorted.
"Aww, come on! I whacked Sloth with that darn
thing, AND retrieved the crackers!"
"Hmm. In that case, I'll lower the punishment.
No White Chocolate Asparagus Soufflé for you today."
Butterfly groggily opened her eyes, and screamed
as Abunai and HTML stared at her. Her head was spinning around, searching the
room for any mutatious monsters attacking her. "Wh, where am, I mean, who, I
mean, what in Neopia happened?"
HTML shrugged, a sly smile on her face. "Really
horrid nightmare of doom?" she said.
The Uni looked at her room. It was reverted
back to normal again, no cobwebs or Mutant Posters. "So, it was all just a really,
really, REALLY bad nightmare, eh?" she laughed, glad that ambush wouldn't happen
"HTML, don't lie!" Kachii said, walking in,
Lab Coat and all. The Kacheek scientist had also morphed back to her Yellow,
brainy and crazy self again, and was eating a Squishy Brain Wrap. "Actually
what happened yesterday was true. Everyone was a Mutant, well, except those
who AREN'T mutant yet, and some of them were tryin' to scare you." Kachii chuckled.
'It worked, unlike any of my experiments."
"Oh, come on!" Butterfly retorted at the Kacheek,
rolling her eyes. "It was too scary to be real!"
There was a crash from the kitchen. "It's Sloth!"
Kachii's voice hollered, "and he's come for the crackers!"
"Pin him down, Silver! I'll handle this!" HTML
reached for Crusher. "C'mon, Butterfly!"
The Uni slipped her Cybunny Slippers on and
smiled. At least it was a dream. Yeah, nothing but a mutatious nightmare,
that's all it was. Who cares what Kachii says? As if SHE knows almost everything!
"Oh yeah..." Abunai said, tossing her older
sister a book, "you may wanna read this."
The Uni, puzzled, stared at the book. "This
is a calendar! I ain't gonna read this!" she retorted.
"Oh, don't worry, you're gonna read it," HTML
smirked as she walked out the door with a shovel in hand, followed by the Blue
Curious though, Butterfly turned to look inside
the calendar. "Well, let's see...hey, there's a new day added to the calendar
on the 25th of August! But why is it in purple letters? It's so hard to read
though because of the weird Halloween font! Let's see, M-U-T-A-N...."
There was an earsplitting scream coming from
Butterfly's room, followed by a thud.
"Yep, she read it!" HTML smiled as Silver and
Abunai fell to the floor laughing.
- THE END -
Author's Note: This is a story to honor the 25th of August, Mutant Day!
All hail Mutant Day, the second best celebration next to Sloth Day! When I saw
all my pets except Ms. Butterfly_thesnobby *snicker* painted Mutant, I decided
to write my very first story starring my own Neopets and the second best holiday
on Neopia! The words "mutatious" and "deadshot" were made by yours truly; I
needed some words instead of the oh-so-boring phrases "A Mutant Pet Nightmare"
or "her face turned paler than pale." Minor Note: The Neohome described is not
necessarily my EXACT Neohome; I plan to rebuild it in Neopia Central. Anyway,
thank you for reading, please neomail me comments or questions and avoid Odie
licking your face. Whoops, too late. ;D