The Neopia Security Agency 2: Loose Ends
Neopia Security Agency 2: Loose Ends
(Author’s side note. This short story is in the form of a play. This story
takes place three days after the
first Neopia Security Agency story.)
Act 1 – Prologue
Setting: One year earlier. It is a large training room. The walls are bare
and the floors are covered with a soft padding. The only source of light comes
from the windows, which let in the setting sun.
(Gabe (a spotted Bruce) and Smalls (an orange Yurble) are circling each
other, both in a different fighting stance. The Chief (a shadow Grarrl) is standing
nearby, watching their movements attentively.)
Gabe: Is that the best you can do?
Smalls: (Breathing quickly.) You’d think with all this training
we’d have finished our courses by now.
Gabe: You know the Chief; she won’t say we’re done until we’re exhausted
and we can’t move.
Chief: (Shouting.) Again!
(Gabe and Smalls rush towards each other and meet in the center of their
mat on which they are training. Smalls leans back and swings this left leg hard
towards Gabe’s middle, but Gabe catches the attack with his right hand and pulls
Smalls towards him. With his sudden loss of footing, Smalls collapses onto his
Smalls: (Winded.) I should of saw that coming. You always were
the defensive one. (He stretches his hand out.)
Gabe: (Helping Smalls up.) Just remember the basics Chief taught
us as they can be used in any situation.
(Gabe and Smalls return to their original spots. Smalls makes his way towards
Gabe but turns and tries to maneuver around the spotted Bruce at the last moment.
Smalls quickly attempts a jab in Gabe’s direction, but Gabe catches the blow
and spins Smalls around, holding Smalls in place. Gabe lets his friend go, and
Smalls walks slowly back to his spot.)
Smalls: There’s just no beating you, is there?
Gabe: (Chuckling.) Don’t let it get to you. I bet one of these
days you’ll beat me.
Smalls: I just hope there’s a witness! (Sighing.) There’s no
way anyone believe me if there isn’t.
Chief: (Shouting.) Again!
(Gabe and Smalls dash towards each other yet again. Blackout.)
Act 1 – Scene 1
Setting: Smalls’ corner office at the NSA, present day. His walls are decorated
with assorted medals and certificates. A broad window rests behind Smalls’ desk,
which overlooks downtown Neopia Central.
(Smalls sits at his desk and reviews a stack of papers. Shaking his head,
he leans back and takes a sip of his mug. There’s a knock at the door.)
Smalls: Come in.
(The door opens, and Chief, along with a spotted Meerca walk in.)
Smalls: (Sitting forward.) Oh, hello Chief. Do you need that
paper work now?
Chief: (Waving her hand.) You still have a few days to turn that
in so don’t worry.
Smalls: (Shifting his gaze from the Chief to the spotted Meerca.)
And who is this?
Chief: This is Wade.
Smalls: Nice to meet you Wade. (He extends his hand.)
Wade: (She takes it.) Likewise, I’m sure.
Chief: Wade was just transferred here from the NSA’s own training facility
up on Terror Mountain.
Smalls: (Laughing.) So Wade, do they still make you go on camping
trips during blizzards?
Wade: Oh yes (Smiling.), and it isn’t until you’re already out
there when your commanding officer mentions you have to find our own food.
Smalls: They never do miss a trick, do they?
Chief: (Cutting in.) What would be the point of just letting
you graduate? We like to test our students before sending them into the field.
Smalls: Heh, at least I was prepared.
Chief: I hardly think five pounds of chocolate was, “being prepared.”
Smalls: (Recalling.) At least I passed… regardless of my being
Chief: Anyways. Wade is to join you on your newest assignment, which
Smalls: Locating ‘The Patience,’ who we now know to be Gabe.
Wade: (Her eyes widen.) Wasn't that your previous partner?
Smalls: (Sadly.) Yes. I learned from an assassin that Gabe was
actually a double agent, and now enough evidence links Gabe and ‘The Patience’
as being the same person.
Chief: That was very good work on your part, Smalls. (Looking towards
Wade.) And now that you have a partner again, I can send you back into the
Act 1 – Scene 2
Setting: Aboard the Virtupets Space Station. The walls are made of a dark
painted metal and the room is an icy cold. The lights are kept down, casting
long, gloomy shadows around the corners of the room.
(Two figures are standing in the room, but the shorter has their back to
The Patience: Is it done?
Gabe: It will be soon enough, as I’m working on the last details of
The Patience: Excellent, but I want you to activate the others.
Gabe: (A sense of anger in his voice.) Do you really think-
The Patience: (Cutting in.) Think? THINK! You do not question
me about thinking. (She points to herself and turns.) I want them
all activated and to join you before your next report.
Gabe: Yes… of course. Anything you say, Chief.
(The Patience begins to snicker.)
Gabe: (Quickly drawing his Fungus Ray.) Who precisely are you?
‘The Patience’ never laughs.
(The Patience backs gradually away from Gabe until the room’s shadows engulf
Gabe: (Shifting his weight and waving his Fungus Ray.) You have
three seconds. (He counts to one in his head.) Three…two…
(Gabe lowers his weapon.)
Gabe: ‘The Guise’…
(The Guise makes his way out of the shadows, a stretched hood hiding his
The Guise: Chief’s already contacted me and I’ve taken the liberty of
calling in ‘The Precision.’
Gabe: (He feels like he was hit in the stomach.) What did you
say? Does the boss no longer have faith in me?
The Guise: No, she has always trusted you (Pause.), but she will
not tolerate failure. I’ve been asked to make certain you don’t underestimate
the enemy. I am now in control of this operation.
Gabe: (Shocked.) You’ve got to give me another chance! I have
to prove myself to the boss, I must!
The Guise: I already have given you one, as you are still here. (He
signals to the figure behind Gabe.) Take our comrade here to his room… (Gabe
turns towards the door and is caught off guard when all he sees is a black cape
making it’s way over. His right arm is suddenly jerked towards the door.)
Gabe: (Surprised.) So that’s how you’re the greatest… you’re
(A soft voice speaks from within the cape.)
The Precision: But sadly- I can’t have you talking about what you’ve
learned. I’ve kept this secret safe for too long.
(Gabe is led away and The Guise follows. Blackout.)
Act 1 – Scene 3
Setting: A small, yet peaceful park somewhere in Neopia Central.
(Young Neopets and their Petpets can be seen running about playfully. Smalls
and his new partner, Wade, are chatting about their work.)
Wade: (Laughing.) You can’t be serious.
Smalls: I’m not joking with you. I went to arrest this one character,
and suddenly (He acts out the scene.) pulls a Sword Of Skardsen on me.
Seeing this, I just about give up; but then I notice something about the sword.
Wade: (Interested.) What was that?
Smalls: It would wobble around whenever the guy would swing it. Considering
this, I knew the thing was a fake, and the guy must have picked it up thinking
he was making a good deal on it.
Wade: (Stopping, and changing the subject.) Why’d Gabe do what
Smalls: (Sitting on a large rock that is protruding from the ground.)
Personal wealth, probably... Neopoints can do a lot to a person.
Wade: (Nodding.) I’m sorry to hear that…
Smalls: Don’t be. The only thing you should be sorry now is anyone standing
in Gabe’s way.
Wade: I did examine the file on the current case… seems you’ve handled
it pretty well so far.
Smalls: I’ve only done what I’ve been trained to do.
Wade: I don’t think defeating three highly skilled mercenaries unaccompanied
comes as part of the training.
Smalls: (Sighing.) No, but thinking on your feet and adapting
to the situation is. Lets just get on with our assignment.
Wade: Whatever you say; you are the senior agent.
(Smalls and Wade make their way across the park to an elderly white Elephante.
The Elephante is feeding Weewoos, who seem to gather in his presence.)
Smalls: (Holding out his hand.) Vander, I presume?
Vander: (Smiling.) You presume correctly. (He shakes Smalls
Smalls: We hear you know something concerning a certain Neopet I’m after.
Vander: Just like you Smalls. There’s never any time for small talk.
Vander: (Laugh quietly.) Can’t an old Neopet have fun with a
famous agent like yourself?
Smalls: Vander, I’m the one calling in the favor, remember? Your flattery
barely works when you require something from me.
Vander: Heh, heh, ok. Here's what I understand. Seems you’re old friend
Gabe is setting up shop in the new amphitheater being constructed in down town
Neopia Central. The locals believe is a charity deal, but that’s only the disguise
for what Gabe is really planning.
Smalls: And this information is good? (Thinking.) Nothing like
that last wild Spardel chase you sent me on with the coin thief?
Vander: (Smiling.) What can I say… I have a great taste in coins.
(His smirk turns back into a serious expression.) But this information
is good. He’s building some kind of device over there, and I don’t like it.
Lets just say, it’s not good for business.
Smalls: (Nodding.) Thanks for the help, (Points at Vander.)
And stay out of trouble.
(Smalls and Wade head off.)
Vander: No Smalls (Looking at Smalls’ Neopoints bag which he took.).
Act 2 – Scene 1
Setting: The newly constructed Neopia Central amphitheater. Rows upon rows
of well furnished seats face a large, vacant stage. Construction equipment and
assorted tools are still lying about, waiting to be cleaned and collected.
(Smalls cautiously makes his way through an opened side door, allowing Wade
to cover the back exits. His Fungus Ray is drawn and outstretched in his hands,
as he was taught to do at the NSA. Checking his surroundings as he slowly makes
his way down an aisle, a weapon suddenly discharges. Upon hearing this, Smalls
dives for cover behind a chair.)
The Precision: (In a loud, shocked voice.) Impossible!
(Smalls attempts to locate the source of the voice while trying to remain
hidden. Soft wisps of smoke rise from a gapping hole in a chair, two rows behind
The Precision: (Calming herself down.) You live up to your name,
Smalls: (Shouting.) Really? And how do you know me?
The Precision: I consider myself the best, Agent Smalls. I complete
my missions with every detail in mind, and I never fail. Unlike the rest of
the unit, I do not rush into matters that I do not study from every angle first…
and you (Pause.) Agent Smalls (Pause.), I have studied.
(Smalls slowly half-crawls, half-runs across his row of chairs, while attempting
to stay out of sight.)
The Precision: Fair enough, Agent Smalls… Lets do this the hard way!
For I am ‘The Precision’! My un-Neopet like accuracy will be the end of you!
(Smalls once more tries to spot his attacker, but to no avail. An abrupt
movement catches his eye, and he turns to see a dark black cape resting on a
scaffold, near the opposing wall. Believing that is his target, Smalls moves
to take new cover, and opens fire.)
The Precision: (Surprised.) There you are!
(Although she is invisible, Smalls attempts to follow his target with his
Fungus Ray, while watching the cape fly off of the scaffold and onto the stage.
She returns fire with her modified Garoo elite blaster, causing Smalls to retreat
behind a column.)
The Precision: You cannot run Smalls! I never lose my quarry!
(With that, she rapidly scans the room and satisfied, quickly fires her
blaster, ricocheting it off a ladder, and hits Smalls in the leg.)
Smalls: (Falling onto his good knee.) Argh!
The Precision: (Gleefully.) Do you feel that Smalls? That is
(The Precision makes her way off stage, but after only a few steps, she
stops. Hearing someone behind her causes The Precision to stop in alarm.)
The Precision: (Turning.) Who the-?!
Wade: (Shouting, with her Fungus Ray out.) Freeze invisible Neopet!
The Precision: No… no…! (Stunned.) I am the best! There is no
one who can defeat me!
(Out of options, The Precision draws her blaster, but Wade, seeing this,
fires off two rounds. The Precision fires back, but looks down at her firearm
when nothing happens. Upon quick inspection, she can see the two shots damaged
her Garoo elite blaster is beyond repair and use.)
The Precision: (Defeated.) I was never told about an additional
Wade: Really now? (Smiling.) You should have done your homework.
Act 2 – Scene 2
Setting: A few minutes later, outside the towering amphitheater.
(Smalls is holding The Precision and is waiting with Wade for their backup
Smalls: Thanks for the help in there.
Wade: Don’t worry about; I’m sure you would have done the same for me.
Smalls: Well I’m still grateful you came in when you did. (Turning.)
How did you know I was in trouble?
Wade: I heard a blaster go off and it didn’t sound like a Fungus Ray.
(Looking at Smalls’ leg.) You need to have that looked at when we get
back. I hear the NSA has one of the best doctors in Neopia Central.
Smalls: (Nodding.) I’ve had my fair share of visits to hospitals
Wade: I just hope our backup arrives on time to take our friend here
off our hands. (Looking at The Precision.) I’m surprised she’s been this
quiet… Most criminals enjoy trying to talk their way out of going to a Meridell
Smalls: Aren’t those the greatest kind of prisons? At least she’ll have
friends there, as I her that’s where ‘The Misery’ is being kept.
(Smalls turns to see three armed NSA agents heading towards Wade and himself.
Smalls waves, and a senior agent returns the gesture.)
Felix: (Motioning for his fellow agents to seize The Precision.)
Ello there Smalls, I’m Felix. I’m here to take this unlawful Neopet away for
you. Good work by the way, you sure bag yourself another winner. I bet the Chief
will promote you for sure.
Smalls: Felix! (Excitedly.) I’ve heard an awful lot about you.
Aren’t you the agent who foiled those crooks who almost robbed the Hidden Tower?
You’re a legend!
Felix: I just got lucky with that case, but you, Smalls; you are really
doing well for yourself. You’ve already captured two members of ‘The Unit’ and
I bet you’ll get their leader in time. (Looking at his two fellow agents.)
Well, looks like were done here; I think we’ll be heading back to the base.
(Looking at Smalls leg.) Also, you might want to get that cleaned up…
Garoo elite blasters tend to cause bloaty feet.
(Felix and his two companions start to head off with The Precision.)
Wade: Wow, he’s such an experienced agent, he could even tell the type
of weapon she was using.
Smalls: Yea… that is pretty amazing… come on, let’s head back.
(Smalls and Wade head back to headquarters. Blackout.)
Act 2 – Scene 3
Setting: Smalls’ office at the NSA.
(Smalls sits behind his desk and is talking to Wade, who is sitting on a
Smalls: Did the search team turn up anything?
Wade: (Holding a pad of paper.) Negative. Seems the place is
clean from the report can tell me.
Smalls: (Shaking his head.) I don’t like it. Vander is never
wrong when it comes to leads… That’s one of the reasons I still use him.
Wade: Everyone makes a mistake once and awhile. You know how the saying
goes, “To error is Neopet.”
Smalls: Yea, I heard that once before… Maybe Chief said it.
(There’s a knock at the door and the Chief enters.)
Chief: (A serious look on her face.) I have some bad news.
Smalls: What kind of bad news?
Chief: ‘The Precision’ never arrived in Meridell. Who exactly met you
at the exchange?
Wade: Wasn’t it that Agent Felix?
Chief: (Quickly.) Felix! What are you talking about! Agent Felix
is on an undercover operation that only I know about. He won’t be returning
till the end of this month… You must be mistaken.
Smalls: Can’t be Chief, Wade and I both saw him. He also knew all about
how I captured most of ‘The Unit.’
Chief: Impossible. Felix has not communicated with myself, or any of
the NSA to protect his mission.
Smalls: (Holding up his hand.) Wait a minute.
(Smalls quickly opens a report and begins to read. Chief glances at Wade,
who returns a curious look. Smalls stands up when he finds what he needs and
walks next to the Chief.)
Smalls: Look at this!
(Wade moves behind Chief to read the report as Smalls hands it over.)
Smalls: I knew I forgot about the last member of ‘The Unit!’ The report
says that no one has ever seen his true face, since he keeps it hidden under
a hood. Something about a morphing potion mishap that allows ‘The Guise’ to
shift between any species and colour at will.
Wade: (Pointing at the report.) According to this, he drank nearly
twenty potions over the course of a day! (To Smalls.) How can ones body
take such a beating?
Smalls: (Shaking his head.) I don’t know… But we’re going to
find out. Lets go Wade.
Wade: Where to?
Smalls: Back to where this started.
Act 3 – Scene 1
Setting: The sun has set, but a cloudy sky blocks any light from the moon.
(Smalls and Wade enter the dark amphitheater with their weapons drawn. They
split up, Smalls on the left and Wade on the right side of the room. Suddenly,
the room erupts with a bright haze of light. Starry lamps that surround the
seats turn on at once, and Smalls and Wade are forced to cover their eyes for
Gabe: (Calling out.) Smalls… dearest of all my friends!
(Smalls looks and sees Gabe on stage.)
Smalls: You always did like to be at the center of attention.
Gabe: (Ignoring the remark.) You’ve caused too much trouble for
us, Smalls. I’ve been sent to deal with you personally.
Smalls: (Raising his Fungus Ray.) Really? This won’t last long.
Gabe: (Turning his back.) I’m unarmed Smalls, you wouldn’t shoot
an unarmed man… would you? Join me on stage Smalls. Let us see who is the better
(Smalls throws his weapon down in disgust, and looks at Wade.)
Smalls: Wait here… and if he tries anything dirty, feel free to lend
(Wade nods and Smalls makes his way down the long aisle. Finding the stairs
to the stage, Smalls slowly makes his way up. Gabe backs up, allowing a good
twenty steps between the two.)
Gabe: (Laughing.) Just like old times… eh Smalls?
Smalls: No Gabe. We were friends then.
Gabe: I only did my job then, Smalls. Chief trained us for a reason.
Do you know what that reason was? We were to be her apprentices. Not for the
NSA, or anything like it… but for the crime syndicate she ran! (Pause.)
You see Smalls… Chief is ‘The Patience!’
Smalls: I don’t believe it Gabe! You are! And after this, we’ll no longer
have to worry about ‘The Unit!’
(Smalls rushes towards Gabe and delivers a quick high kick. Gabe ducks low
and swings out his own leg to trip Smalls. Smalls crashes backwards, but firmly
plants his hands over his head as he falls downward. With this new balance,
Smalls kicks Gabe in the chest, while he completes a backwards cartwheel.)
Gabe: (Stunned.) Impossible! (He smiles.) You’ve honed
Smalls: Allow me to show you what else I’ve learned.
(Gabe takes the offensive and jabs towards Smalls’ middle. Smalls catches
the arm and begins to spin himself and Gabe around in a circle. During this,
Gabe uses his own free hand to grasp Smalls’ outstretched arm, and attempts
to spin Smalls back. Now with their arms crossed, and facing, Smalls pushes
away from the spotted Bruce and allows his feet to come up. Before Gabe can
react, Smalls kicks off of Gabe, and lands on his back.)
Gabe: (Stumbling backwards.) Sorry Smalls, but when it comes
to winning, I’ll do anything. (He removes a lost desert dagger from a belt
around his waist.)
(Smalls turns to Wade, but is shocked to see a hooded figure standing alongside
her. Wade is unarmed and The Guise is pointing his own Garoo elite blaster in
her direction. Smalls turns back to Gabe as Gabe begins to attack. Gabe uses
quick, short slashes as he attempts to near Smalls. Smalls in turn continues
to sidestep Gabe’s attacks, trying to find an opening. Gabe slashes out again,
but this time, Smalls grabs the outer part of Gabe’s wrist with his right hand,
and turns Gabe around, twisting the dagger free of his hand. Smalls then pushes
Gabe away from him and looks for Wade, but she and The Guise have left.)
Gabe: (Defeated, and falling to his knees.) Unbelievable… defeated
by the likes of you.
Smalls: Are you ready to talk or am I going to have to do this the hard
Gabe: (Collapsing on his stomach and whispering to himself.)
Forgive me Chief…
(Smalls walks over to Gabe and begins to drag him away. Blackout.)
Act 3 – Epilogue
Setting: The Patience’s new office room. The entire theme of the office
is Zen, with a rug placed squarely in the middle.
(The Patience sits on the rug, listening to The Guise talk.)
The Guise: It was a success.
The Patience: (Not opening her eyes or turning.) Really?
The Guise: Yes mama… The female agent had access to Smalls files, and
I was able to find the rest of the plans in his office.
The Patience: Very good, very good indeed. And Gabe, what happened to
The Guise: (Turning slightly.) Smalls defeated him.
The Patience: (Surprised.) In what form precisely was Gabe defeated?
The Guise: Hand to hand, unarmed, and from what I saw, Smalls is almost
as good as you.
The Patience: (Smiling.) He’d better be, for I taught him.
The Guise: It’s a shame we can’t get agents like that for ‘The Unit,’
we’ve lost just about everyone. That plan I acquired better win us all of Neopia.
What exactly was it?
The Patience: (Smiling.) The plan is for a mass form of… mind
The Guise: You’ve got to be kidding me! Sloth said himself that attempting
to control more then one Neopet at the same time was unimaginable!
The Patience: That was then my friend… (The door opens, and a robot
like Wade enters.) ‘The Guise,’ I’d like you to meet your new partner. Together,
we shall shortly have every Neopet on Neopia under our power!
(The Guise smiles and exits with Wade. Blackout.)