Lily the Invisible Acara: Part One
Lily waited patiently at the door of her Neohome. Her owner
told her she'd buy her a new color. Lily didn't know if it'd be a morphing potion
or a paint brush, but Lily was happy.
Lily was born a blue Acara and she'd always loved
her pretty light shade and how she looked like that all famous Acara, Princess
Fernypoo, but she wanted to be white, like a pretty white lily, or perhaps a
special color like Faerie or baby.
She wiggled and squirmed as she waited by the
door. She never really told her owner which color she wanted because she was
afraid Missy couldn't afford it. She tried not to get her hopes up too high
because Missy wasn't all that good at games, or any other way of making NP.
Missy came home, arms loaded down with bags and
Lily helped get them and empty them as fast as she could.
"Where's… my new color?" Lily asked nervously.
"Oh! I forgot all about it. I'm sorry I forgot
to write it down on my list." Missy kissed Lily on the head. "I'll get it tomorrow.
Don't you worry; I'll make a special trip."
Lily nodded and sat back in the chair by the
window. Lily started daydreaming. She imagined how she would look as her new
color, showing off and prancing around, and bragging to all of her friends.
How fun to have wings, fluttering around as a
faerie, or racing around with flames about her, or in her pretty royal dress.
"Oh how fun a new color will be…" Lily thought as she drifted off to sleep in
her favorite chair.
Morning came and Lily followed her Missy into
the bank. The Skeith made her nervous.
"I wish to withdraw 72,000 NP please."
The Skeith promptly handed over the money.
"Is that enough?" Lily asked timidly.
"It's all I can spare Baby; it'll be enough for
something special." Missy rubbed Lily's head.
"Well, I want it to be a surprise… so I'll go
home and wait," smiled the Acara.
At that she ran home as fast as she could. She
wiggled by the window. She waited and waited until she dozed off and again dreamed
of the fun it would be to be different.
A short time later she heard Missy walking up
"Wake up! We're going to the rainbow pool," Missy
called and smiled.
Lily bolted straight up and ran outside. She
practically ran all the way to the pool. She couldn't wait. She waited and Missy
finally caught up. Lily closed her eyes as she was painted. She opened her eyes
and looked in the mirror.
"Why can't I hold this stupid mirror right? I
can't even see myself… Hold this mirror for me… Please Missy?"
"You are holding it right. You're invisible!
Isn't it cool?"
Lily's eyes bolted open wide. "I'm WHAT?!!"
"How… how… HOW COULD YOU??!!! Do you hate me?
Are you tired of looking at me?" Lily cried.
"If you were tired of me you should have just
dropped me at the pound!!!" With that Lily ran, and ran until her legs and lungs
burned and she couldn't run any more. She collapsed in a heap on the ground
and passed out from exhaustion.
A hard kick to her side woke her from her sleep.
A Gelert lay in a pile in front of her.
"That hurt!" Lily cried.
"Stupid invisible pet!! Don't lie on the ground
like that!!" The Gelert got to his feet. "I wouldn't have tripped over you chasing
that darn Cybunny if you hadn't been laying here. It's not nice to pull pranks
just because you got to be invisible."
"GOT to be invisible? I didn't ask to be invisible!!!
I hate it!! I want to be changed back to my nice blue self…" Lily began to cry.
"You know what? You should enjoy it! I'm constantly
loosing my prey or being spotted trying to snag a bite to eat… if I was invisible…
I'd never go hungry!"
"Why doesn't your owner feed you?"
"Aint got no owner. I was abandoned. I broke
out of the pound because I didn't get fed much. I might as well been invisible.
Cause no owner would see me to adopt me. It was awful. Now go back on home or
you'll wind up there. At least if ya do… you'd be able to sneak out better than
me." With that, the Gelert ran off.
Lily sat down and sighed. She was getting kinda
hungry. She turned around to figure out where she was. She could really figure
it out… so she began to walk. Maybe I'll hit water and go from there,
She came to a strange village with a huge castle.
A number of people were wondering around reading books and not looking where
they were going. A Mynci reading a spell book tripped right over her.
The Mynci picked up his book and brushed off
his shirt. "Annoying roots in the road," he muttered as he went back to his
Lily sighed. She'd never be seen again. She curled
up under and tree and sighed. Her stomach growling was the only thing that got
her moving again. She came to a food shop. Sitting in the shop was a Super Juicy
Berry. Lily tried to get the owners attention.
"Darn kids and there pranks," muttered the green
Acara; as she continued about her business.
Lily wasn't about to steal, but it just looked
so good and it'd help both her hunger and her thirst. It was too much to bear
and Lily grabbed it and ran. She plopped under and tree and ate fitfully. Lily
cried and cried. She cried until she fell asleep under the tree.
"I hear there might be another war soon."
"Really now? How so?"
"Between Hagan and Skarl. There's talk of anger
between the brothers."
"It's all hearsay!"
Lily woke to the two voices. Standing in front
of her were two people dressed in robes. Lily was afraid to move.
"It's true. I saw a letter from Skarl himself!"
"Can't be! Hagan loves his brother! Though they
don't agree on things! He even sent money to help with the war with Darigan."
"Only in hopes the war wouldn't come to him!"
Lily tried to hold her breath. It took a minute
to realize why they were talking in front of her. They didn't see her!!
"I don't believe you! I must go!! I'm late for
a meeting." The man in the purple robe left for the castle.
"You'll see," muttered the one in the blue robe.
"If my rumors don't work… I'll find something else."
Lily was terrified but curious. She didn't know
which to do! Follow and warn the man in the purple robe or find out what the
blue one planned next.
She decided to follow the blue robed one. She
must find out his plans before she can warn the king. She followed as close
behind as she dared. She planned on tracking this bad man as much as she could.
"War! How awful. Whether he was trying to fake
a war or start one, either way, people would be hurt." Lily was so lost in thought
she smacked into a tree and let out a little "Ooof."
"Who is there?!" The man in the blue cloak spun
around. Show yourself!!!" He held up a wand.
Lily stood perfectly still. She had no clue what
to do. Maybe he was a sorcerer who could see her, maybe he'd release a spell
and she'd be caught no matter what. She stood and tried to focus on keeping
her breathing quiet. Suddenly an owl hooted from a nearby tree.
"Stupid bird, scaring the daylights out of me…
Underhanded tactics do make ya jumpy." He spun back around and continued on.
Lily started following him; a LOT more carefully this time.
Lily was starting to feel faint from lack of
food and how far this man traveled. He moved fast too. Lily was trying hard
not to collapse. Suddenly the man stopped and sat down. He pushed back the hood
on this robe.
"A Lenny!! No wonder he went so fast!! He was
probably casually walking." Thought Lily.
The Lenny waved his wand and had food and drink
in front of him. Lily Drooled over the cool liquid and warm bread he ate. She
wished she'd gotten some food from somewhere before this.
The Lenny ate and drank only half of his food
and then laid down for a nap. Lily quickly grabbed food and drink and ate it
hungrily. She has no bad thoughts about stealing from THIS Lenny.
When he awoke, he started at the empty basket
and flask. "Stupid wild animals, at least they didn't wake me."
Lily wondered why he didn't even try to fly.
He got up again and began walking. Lily began following. She was getting better
at this. She was even starting to like being invisible. It was so useful.
They finally came to a clearing with a hut. It
was a dismal looking hut with a thatch roof and tools lying about. Lily followed
the Lenny in and saw potion and scrolls lying about. The Lenny pulled off his
robe and hung it on the door. It was then she saw his badly marred wing.
His wing was torn and tarred and even burned
in a couple of placed. Lily tried not to gasp. She was getting better about
breathing hard too. The Lenny walked about muttering to himself. He walked to
a pot and spoke some funny words and smoke rose from the pot.
The smoke swirled and sputtered and a picture
"Show me that foul Hagan. Show me my most hated
A picture formed and Hagan was signing things
and speaking to people while trying to read a book. The man in the purple robe
appeared and started talking to the King. The purple robe pulled his hood back
and Lily saw the most handsome Acara she'd ever seen in her whole life. He heart
raced and she had to catch herself from making a noise.
The Acara said something to the king that made
him frown something awful. The Lenny smiled an awful smile and said; "Yes, Carlin,
tell king Hagan what dear old Elbert said to you…"
To be continued...