The Dim Highlight of Kira's Life II: Part One
A/N: This is the sequel to The Dim Highlight of Kira's Life.
It was just a couple months ago when it happened. My
Meepit, Sidney, hypnotized a group of petpets and forced them to take over the
whole of Neopia. What a world that would be, a world controlled by a Meepit.
My name is Kira. I am a Red Poogle, and I currently
live in a simple NeoHome with my owner, Alicia. Alicia is and always has been
the one and only highlight of my life. I made the mistake of thinking Sidney
could share the spotlight with Alicia a while back, but boy, was I ever wrong.
I had more than enough problems to deal with
before Sidney attacked. Now, everyone at my school thinks I'm crazy because
I say I saved Neopia from an evil Meepit. Eh, poo upon them!
Well, it's been exactly three months since that
incident occurred. I had always wondered what happened to Sidney after Alicia
whacked him upside the head with a twig. Unfortunately, I found out.
The wind howled eerily as the small, tired Meepit
raced through the dead and decaying forest known as the Haunted Woods. Its name
was Sidney, and it had been hiding out in the forest for quite some time now.
Three months ago, when Kira's owner thwacked it with a stick, Sidney moved to
an old, broken-down house deep within the woods.
And that house was "Home Sweet Home" to the
Meepit. It was the place where it next devious plan.
Kira dropped her backpack right beside her desk
and plopped into her seat. Ms. Owen, a red Pteri, sat at her own desk, grading
"Students," Ms. Owen said. The pets in her class
quickly looked up at her. "I am going to be passing back your tests. You all
did very well… er… most of you did."
Ms. Owen glared ominously at Kira, signaling
that she had failed yet another test. Kira sunk into her seat as her classmates
turned to stare at her.
Ms. Owen got up and started handing back test
papers. She arrived at Kira's desk and placed the paper in front of her. A bold,
red '27' was placed in the upper right-hand corner of the paper. It was circle…
"Ms. Owen," Kira called her teacher after looking
over her test, "I spotted some errors you made. You marked number one wrong.
But the word 'white' in the sentence 'The White Weewoo flew away.' is
an adjective… isn't it? You marked on my paper that it's a verb, but it doesn't
Ms. Owen slammed her hand down on Kira's desk,
creating a loud BAM! Kira literally jumped up in her seat, staring wide-eyed
at Ms. Owen who was looking down at her with the nastiest look ever glued to
"I have HAD it with you always correcting me,
Kira," Ms. Owen snapped, "go to the principal's office… NOW!"
Kira shrugged as she got out of her seat and
grabbed her backpack. She head towards the door, but that's when her whole class
made the most annoying noise all together.
"Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…" the class said
as one, laughing their hearts out.
Kira spun around to face the class, her eyes
burning with rage. "Oh, shut up you barbaric Tyrannians!"
She slammed the classroom door shut, but not
before pleasingly witnessing the shocked, gaping faces of her classmates and
Quietly, Kira strode down the school hallway.
She arrived at the principal's door shortly after a good five minutes had gone
by. She pushed open the door to find a stubby Brown Yurble sitting at a desk
reading an issue of he Neopian Times.
"Principal Davis?" Kira said, shutting the door
The Brown Yurble looked up from the newspaper
and took of his round, black spectacles. "Kira? You're here to see me again?"
"Yup. Ms. Owen freaked out on me, again," Kira
Principal Davis tossed the Neopian Times to
Kira. "You can read that while you wait in here. But when you go back to old
Ms. Owen's class, make it look like you're in big trouble with me." He winked.
Principal Davis and Kira were very good friends.
He, along with Kira's owner, Alicia, and the pillows on Kira's bed, were the
only ones who believed Kira stopped a crazy Meepit from taking over the world.
"Thanks!" Kira smiled happily, "I don't know
where I'd be in this terrible school without you, Principal Davis,"
"MEEP!" Sidney the Meepit cried happily.
A giant piece of paper lay before him. Sidney
had just completed the finishing touches on his next devious plan.
'I'll retry my last scheme! But this time,
I'll do something a little bit different…' Sidney thought.
He turned to look at a caged Plushie Mazzew.
It shivered in fright as Sidney stared at it, chuckling evilly.
"Well, it's been a half an hour," Principal
Davis said to Kira, "why don't you head back to class?"
Kira, who was reading a very intriguing article
about how scientists predict cheese will take over Neopia, sighed.
"Do I have to?" Kira asked, "Can't you say I'm
sick or something so I can go home? I'd rather kiss Dr. Sloth than go back to
Mrs. Owen's class!"
"Believe me, Kira," Principal Davis said, "if
it wouldn't get me fired, I'd GLADLY keep you here, but I can't. Now, quickly,
go back to Ms. Owen's class before she gets suspicious!"
Kira sighed once more, "Well, thanks Principal
"… for what?" said a confused Principal Davis.
"For believing in me…" Kira replied, "… and
for keeping me in your office while Ms. Owen was all crazy and stuff,"
Principal Davis put his round spectacles back
on and smiled, "My pleasure. And if you ever need me, I'll be willing to help."
Kira smiled, showing her teeth. Principal Davis
shut the door behind Kira as she exited his office. Kira put on her best miserable
face and ran back to Ms. Owen's class.
"Meep! Mee-meep meep!" Sidney babbled.
Shortly after that, the same shaky Plushie Mazzew
from before showed up, dragging a humongous, rotting oak tree behind him. The
tree was probably ten times the Mazzew's weight!
'Excellent', Sidney thought, 'transmitting
orders mentally rather than vocally is MUCH better,'
The Mazzew continued to drag the tree towards
Sidney, staring blankly into space.
'Okay, ya Mazzew', Sidney spoke to the
Mazzew telepathically, 'back to normal!'
Suddenly, the Mazzew's eyes returned to normal.
The tree suddenly went from feeling like it weighed 5 pounds to 5 tons. The
Mazzew couldn't support the weight, and the tree fell on top of it.
"Gah!" cried the Mazzew.
'Now that I think about it, why should I
only hypnotize petpets? I can do much more damage if I hypnotize the Neopets…'
Sidney thought, beginning to laugh maniacally.
Kira kicked open the gate in her front yard.
She walked up the front steps of her NeoHome and walked inside.
"Mum? Ya home?" Kira called.
"Hi Kira," came a voice from inside the kitchen,
"how was school?"
"Boring," Kira mumbled, slinging her backpack
on the nearest table.
"Boring, eh?" Alicia, Kira's owner, replied,
"Well, if it's so boring, maybe you need to go on to the next grade so you'll
have a bit of a challenge."
"Ha ha ha, very funny," Kira said, sarcastically.
"Pwahahahaha," Alicia laughed jokingly.
'Now, if I'm going to be hypnotizing Neopets,
I'll have to have a specimen to test on,' Sidney thought, 'and I know
just who to use…'
"Meep!" Sidney exclaimed, glaring at the Mazzew
with hypnotic eyes. A bit of drool exited the Mazzew's mouth, and it picked
the tree up off of its back and flung it halfway through the forest. It outstretched
its arms and walked slowly towards the cage it was trapped in before. The Mazzew
climbed inside the cage and shut the door, locking itself in.
Sidney stopped staring hypnotically at the Mazzew.
The Mazzew returned to normal in a split second, and then panicked with fright
and anger when it found it was back in that horrible cage.
Sidney chuckled a bit, and then scurried out
of the old, abandoned house. It hopped logs and branches and ducked under twigs
sticking out of the sides of trees. It wasn't long until that very clever Meepit
found itself out of the Haunted Woods and in Neopia Central.
The sun suddenly burned the Meepit's eyes and
skin. "Meep!", Sidney cried, shielding his eyes and hiding under a nearby bush.
Sidney had been locked up in that old house for three long months, and during
that time period, he never saw or felt the sun once.
The Meepit looked around frantically, searching
for some way to protect himself from the sun. He then spotted a newbie to Neopia
running a shop selling beach supplies. Sidney laughed evilly and silently as
he slithered over towards the shop.
A boy holding a Blue Acara Plushie stood behind
a desk simply stood there when Sidney entered the shop.
"Hi," said the boy, "OMG! If you buy an omelette
for one million Neopoints here, I will give one million NP back to you!"
He squeezed the Acara Plushie, causing its head
to pop off. Sidney looked around the shop to find it was a very poor "beach
gallery" indeed. The shelves were stacked with omelettes, jelly, and ripped
plushies. Sidney turned around, planning to leave the store, when he found a
bottle of Factor 15 Sun Tan Lotion sitting atop a table made of driftwood.
Without a moment's hesitation, the Meepit grabbed
the bottle and bolted out of the store, making his way towards the bush that
shielded his skin from the evil that is the sun. He bit into the bottle with
his razor-sharp teeth, causing the sun tan lotion to spurt all over the place.
Sidney held the bottle above his head so that
the lotion would get all over his body. Once the bottle was empty, Sidney (who
was now covered in the white lotion) tossed it over his shoulder and emerged
from the bush. The sun didn't hurt him as badly, but the paint didn't cease
"MEEP!" Sidney shouted, now officially starting
his search for Kira.
"I'm going to go out for a little walk, Mum!"
Kira called to her owner, letting the front door to her home slam shut behind
It was cold outside, that day. It was a little
windier than it usually was, and the sky's clouds were darkening. Kira had a
large, brown coat on, and it kept her warmer than ever. She pushed up the gate
in her front yard, and soon after that, it began to snow.
"Ugh," Kira groaned, "if I weren't so stressed
out, I would SO go back inside right about now,"
Kira walked slowly through Neopia Central, not
stopping until she reached the Rainbow Pool. Its multicoloured waters glistened
as the gentle snowflakes from above touched them, leaving a mere ripple in the
water. Kira sat beside the Pool, pulling the hood on her coat up over her head.
Sighing loudly, Kira looked up to see the clouds
were about as grey as they could possibly get. "It was so sunny just about a
minute ago," Kira said, confused.
A twig snapped, and Kira spun around to see
nothing but a small wooded area consisting of about ten trees.
"Hullo?" she said, looking around the area.
The wind speed picked up by about another ten
miles per hour. "I think I better get home," Kira said, her teeth chattering.
More and more snow poured from the grey skies above, and it just kept getting
windier and windier.
"Unh… ugh…" Kira stammered, trying to make her
way through the snow, "…blizzard!"
To be continued...