Goddess Has Landed
The small desert Aisha looked out of the spaceship’s window. The ship which had
been 'borrowed' from the Space Station. She noticed that Neopia looked so big
and beautiful. She couldn’t believe she was really leaving her home. The Aisha
rubbed her forehead that had the gold crescent moon tattoo on it. Am I ready?
she thought. She was dressed in a white toga.
“Don’t worry Artemisluv, we’ll get you there safely,” said a Halloween Lupe.
The Halloween Lupe was dressed in too small and ripped jeans and a black biker
jacket. He had on his side an Iron Lupe Sword. Sitting next to him was his petpet Droolik Merton. Chaney_Talbot
was Artemisluv’s body guard. Artemisluv nodded yes to him.
The Aisha scanned the spaceship. All her friends had come to see her there.
She saw her owner sobbing in the back. Artemisluv knew Immortalmina didn’t really
want her to go.
Next to Immortalmina was Spike_aka_bigbad the mutant Korbat. Spike was wearing
a spiked collar and a Korbat Tail Spike. The
Korbat had a sleeping Tyrannian Dogelfox in his lap. Spike was trying to comfort
On the other side of Spike was Emerald__Weapon the spotted Aisha. He seemed
to be focused on something outside the ship. Artemisluv smiled and looked on.
EW was sitting next _A_J_Rimmer_ the brown Grundo. The Grundo was dressed in
a white dress shirt that had a gold crescent moon on the upper left arm, a brown
tie with a gold crescent moon near the bottom, khaki pants and black combat
boots. He had a white H on his forehead. Rimmer, Artemisluv knew, had drank
a Swirly Rainbow Potion and could not longer touch things or be touched. Rimmer
had next to him his petpet Diddler Holly.
Artemisluv then looked next to herself. There sat a Christmas Zafara Zerendipity_.
Zerendipity had on a white leather uniform that looked like Koya the Korbat
Huntress’. Zerendipity had on her back a bow and quiver of forest arrows and
on her side a Rugged Zafara Short Sword. On the Zafara’s right wing was a gold
crescent moon birthmark. On her shoulder sat her petpet Batterfly Karma.
The Aisha then looked at the last pets, the ones driving the spaceship. Methos5
the pirate Aisha and Mordecia_ the brown Lenny. Methos5 had on the normal pirate
outfit only he also wore black pants, one black flop boot on the non-peg leg
and a sword around his waist. Sitting next to him was his pirate Puppyblew Joeblues.
Morry had on his back a Dazzling Steel Lenny Sword and on his feet were Light
Footed Lenny Boots. He had a gold crescent moon birthmark on his beak. Floating
above him was his petpet Cirrus Silver Lining.
In no time the ship landed on Kreludor. “So what now?” asked Spike. All the
pets looked at each other. They really didn’t know what to do next. After what
happened with Dr. Sloth they decided to get Artemisluv to the moon. None really
knew from there what to do.
“Let’s go to the Café Kreludor and ask around.” Morry suggested. The pets nodded
As the pets exited the space ship they noticed that the air was breathable,
only it was a little difficult. The air didn’t have a smell but it felt stale.
They also found that they could bounce instead on walk normally, due to the
different gravity. They walked into the Café to find orange Grundos everywhere.
Once they saw Artemisluv they bowed to her. “It’s the Goddess! She has come!”
The desert Aisha couldn’t help blushing. “Come with us.” they told her as they
grabbed her paws and dragged her out of the Café. The other pets followed closely
behind. Chaney made sure the Grundos didn’t harm Artemisluv.
Soon the pets ended up to a bare part of the moon. Artemisluv walked over to
it. She some how knew what to do. She help up her paws and golden light appeared
around her. The light then swirled around the blank spot. The light then slowly
faded from the spot that was no longer bare. A white marble palace now stood
where the bare spot had been.
“This is the palace of the Moon Goddess. Only those who are pure will be able
to find it or see it.” Morry said.
“I can’t see anything. You are all bloomin’ crazy.” Spike said to them. The
korbat really couldn’t see anything in front of them.
“Proof that only the pure can see it,” Methos5 joked.
Immortalmina couldn’t believe her eyes. It was the most beautiful thing she
had ever seen. The others seemed to feel the same as Immortalmina. No one else
said a thing or moved. They seemed to be too in shock to do anything.
Artemisluv smiled and walked to the door of her palace. “Let’s go inside!”
she told them. The shock seemed to wear off with her words. Everyone, except
Spike and OZ his Tyrannian Dogelfox, followed her into the palace.
The Aisha popped her head out of the door. “I bless Spike’s eyes with the pure
sight,” she whispered and then giggled.
Spike then could see it. “Wow,” he said to OZ. OZ nodded as they headed inside.
As the pets stepped inside they found themselves in a huge throne room. In
the middle of it was a rather small purple throne that had a gold crescent moon
on it. On the walls hug banners of purple with the gold crescent moon on them.
There were also a few different doors and one huge spiral staircase. The staircase
had purple carpet with the moon symbol every step.
They noticed that inside the Palace had air and gravity were like Neopia. They
also could smell Silly Daisies. The daisies were in pots all over the room.
It was as if the Palace already know Artemisluv’s favorite flower.
“This is my home.” Artemisluv sobbed and ran to her throne. As she sat upon
it everyone else in the room bowed. Gold light shimmered around the small Aisha
and formed a Wand of the Moon. She held it up and smiled. “You can all stand!
You are my family! You need ever bow to me.” she sad softly.
“What do we do now?” asked the teary eyed Immortalmina.
Holly the Diddle began to beep noises to Rimmer. “Holly says, ‘It is time for
the Non-Guardians to do the dance of the Silly Daisies.’”
Morry shook his head. Rimmer spoke Diddler, but not very well. Morry however
was fluent. “He said, ‘It is time for the Non-Guardians to go back to Neopia’”
Rimmer hung his head. “I was close.” Everyone shook their heads no.
The Guardians then took their places next to the throne. Rimmer and Morry to
Artemisluv’s right and Zerendipity and Chaney to her left. Each were followed
by their petpets.
Immortalmina ran to her Aisha and hugged her tightly. “I want you to know that
you were my first Neopet and my favorite. I will miss you so much. I want you
to be happy so I am letting you go.” she told the Aisha while crying.
“Without you I would never have made it this far! Thanks for being my owner.”
Artemisluv said as Immortalmina let go.
As Immortalmina walked away she said, “You have grown up so much. No longer
the clumsy silly Aisha. Now you are a true Goddess!”
Next Methos5 hugged her. “You are a great lass. Take care of yourself. I will
miss our moments watching the Lenny from the window.”
“I will miss your dancing and storytelling. I hope that one day you are able
to speak to Loretta,” she told him.
Then came EW who was holding Artemisluv’s Faerie Queen Doll. “I didn’t think
you would want to forget this,” he said as he handed it to her.
“Some times you remind me of Clyde. If you see him say goodby for me and tell
him I’ll miss him.” Artemisluv hugged the doll as she spoke.
“I think he will miss you too,” EW quietly mumbled under his breath.
Lastly was Spike. “I’ll miss you, love,” was all he could say.
Artemisluv knew that Spike meant more than he said. “I will miss you too.”
She hugged him and after an awkward moment he hugged her back.
“Goodbye! You all have to come up and see me whenever you can! I love you all!”
she said as they exited the palace.
After Artemisluv’s family left she sat a moment. Then she jumped out the throne
and bounded toward the stairs. “Let’s check this place out!” she shouted to
her Guardians. Artemisluv looked to the floor. She was going to miss her family
and Clyde so much. She didn’t know if getting her dream was really worth this
heartbreak. She smiled and knew she was doing the right thing, and anyway she
knew she would see them all again.
* * * *
It seemed like ages when Artemisluv’s family entered their Neohome. There sitting
on the couch was a desert Aisha. She was wearing a toga like Artemisluv and
even had a crescent moon tattoo on her forehead, only her’s was black.
“Artemisluv?” questioned EW.
“I am Vulsimetra, I will be taking the place of Artemisluv. This way no one
will know she has taken her throne until she wants them to know it. I am her
guardian handmaiden,” the stranger with Artemisluv’s face explained.
Everyone was in shock. They didn’t know what to say or to do. “I will leave
you now so you can talk,” she told them and left the room.
Vulsimetra went into Artemisluv’s old room. She looked in the mirror and laughed.
“Not as good as the Court Dancer, but it will work.” She then unscrewed her
head which was a mask. Next she unzipped a zipper hidden under her Aisha collar
and took off the rest. Once again she looked in the mirror. Now there stood
a Darigan Aisha dressed in a long black dress. She still had the black crescent
tattoo on her forehead.
Vulsimetra looked out the window to find her petpet N –4 Information retrieval
Bot, Bob, awaiting her. “Tell him ‘The Goddess has landed and the decoy is in
place.’” The Bot nodded and left.