Hunt for Cadima: Part One
Author's Note: After all those comments on the story "Cadima The Uni: Island
Princess", I decided to make a sequel continuing to that. But this time it's a
series. Some people may read this, and say to themselves, "Cadima went through
all of this? This is soooo cool!" Others may be going right now, "Huh, I don't
really get this." If you're one of those people who don't get it, I suggest you
try reading "Cadima the Uni: Island Princess".
Well, anyway, enjoy reading "Hunt for Cadima"!
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A radiant Island Uni sat on the coastal beach of Mystery Island, watching
the sun set, her green hair covered in berries and wildflowers flating wistfully
in the breeze. The sea glittered wistfully in the sun; the bird-like Petpets
chirped in their trees, the Catamaras and Scados swam, looking for food to eat.
The Island Uni gently stroked a Catamara's back while looking over the beautiful
Mystery Island. It was when she saw a distant Pawkeet flying back did Cadima
the Island Princess focus her attention to it.
Cadima held her breath as she saw Terakee the Yellow Pawkeet fly back. Cadima
was looking for her best Island Shoyru friend Koro, who's gone off again somewhere.
She had asked Jiri the Island Kacheek if she could borrow her Pawkeet Terakee,
who was just painted a few days ago.
"Did you find him, Terakee?" Cadima questioned as she lifted a hoof for the
Pawkeet to perch on. Terakee sighed and shook her head. "Rats," Cadima replied
as she gently set Terakee down on the sand. It was like Koro to disappear once
in a while, but not at sundown.
A satiki-isledi worries over her friends dearly. Cadima was no ordinary Uni,
she was one of these satiki-isledis, an Island Princess. Ever since she went
to Mystery Island, she had met some great friends, Jiri the Island Kacheek,
Juk the Coconut Jubjub, and Koro the Island Shoyru. She had more, but these
were her best friends.
Before at her old Neoschool, a Purple Poogle and a Faerie Zafara used to tease
and mock Cadima. Her Acara teacher, Mrs. Whitney, used to fall for the duo's
lies that came out of their mouths all the time. This made Cadima's life miserable,
and every day the duo of troublemakers kept teasing Cadima constantly, no matter
what she does.
Then there was that time where Mrs. Whitney announced the class was going
to Mystery Island. After they arrived there, however, Cadima was attacked by
strange visions. She didn't know where the visions came from, though. The Island
Faerie Jhuidah told her that her visions came from her heart, but somehow the
Island Uni thought that they came from something more important.
At Mystery Island Cadima met the Island Shoyru Koro, one of her best friends.
She also met Jiri the Island Kacheek, Juk the Wise Coconut Jubjub and the famous
Island Faerie Jhuidah. It was a never-to-forget experience.
Then Jhuidah sent Cadima a special vision: that Cadima was the Island Princess.
That Faerie knew almost everything! After that Cadima had the courage to stand
up to the Poogle and Zafara and save her friends and herself. It was then Cadima
knew she had to stay in her real home, Mystery Island.
Cadima had a sister too, Melissa the Yellow Peophin. Melissa was a very fashionable
Peophin, and would always complain to Cadima if the last lipstick was gone.
But then Melissa was smart; she won a "Better than You!" contest once. It seemed
as though Jiri and Melissa never got along, though. She laughed when she recalled
the time Melissa had moved to Mystery Island and her sister and Jiri were arguing
where to put the furniture, the first piece!
Cadima sighed while thinking about that adventure. Ever since then did she
have many duties; she made sure no one got injured badly; no one betrayed the
island. It was pretty hard work, but after all those duties Cadima relaxed and
enjoyed Mystery Island. Besides, it was peaceful here, Cadima thought. Why would
I ever want to move back?
Terakee squawked hungrily. "Yes, Terakee, I'll get you something to eat,"
Cadima said as she plucked a berry from a bush. She tossed it at Terakee, who
caught it in her mouth. The Pawkeet began to chew happily, then flew to the
bush and began plucking some herself.
Just then Cadima heard a strange rustling sound behind her. She spun around
to see if it was Koro, but all she saw was a bush with several berries. Cadima
shrugged, then turned back around. She then saw a flying figure with dragon-like
wings. Koro, perhaps? As she squinted, Cadima saw that it was Koro. Her heart
pounded. Finally, she thought.
It was at that moment a dark shadow loomed over Cadima. Cadima frowned, then
gasped as she was slapped across the face. She whirled around again and screamed
as a huge, dark figure grabbed her and ran. Terakee began to squawk, but just
then the figure threw a net at Terakee, trapping the poor Pawkeet in the net.
The figure then laughed evilly and ran off with Cadima, who was screaming and
gasping and struggling to go free of the kidnapper's grasp. Finally she had
no choice but to call for help.
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"KORO!" a frantic shriek cried out. Many bird-like Petpets flew everywhere
as the Island Shoyru turned to the direction he heard the scream. It was then
that he saw Jiri's Pawkeet Terakee trapped in a net.
"Terakee?" he asked the Pawkeet as he freed Terakee from the net. Suddenly
Terakee began squawking like mad as she began flying in the direction of the
cry for help.
And then Koro gasped as he noticed a blue wildflower near the net where Terakee
was caught in.
"CADIMA!" Koro cried as he tore into the bushes where Terakee was flying over.
"Where are you?! Cadima?!"
"Koro! Help!" came the frantic call of Cadima from the left of the forestry.
Koro, who had a good sense of hearing, took a sharp turn and raced through the
Tiki Forest of palm trees.
He then caught sight of a gold glistening horn, finished with Cadima. A strange
black figure was holding onto her.
"Koro, get help! I -" Cadima began, but just then the figure's hand slapped
Cadima across the face, and Cadima became weak with unconsciousness. With that
the figure tore off again, carrying a helpless Cadima with it.
"Hey! Let her go!" Koro cried as he began homing after the kidnapper. After
a while he stopped. He didn't hear the kidnapper. He tried tilting his head
towards the bushes and brambles. No reply. "Hello? Is anyone there, especially
you, kidnapper?!" Koro seethed angrily. He looked around. No one was there,
but that made it a bit more suspicious.
It seemed as though Cadima had regained consciousness, because her voice rung
out in the forest. "Koro, look out!" Cadima cried, but just when Koro turned
around did everything turn spinning black around him.
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"Koro? Koro?! KORO!" cried a voice. Koro screamed and stood up. He was face
to face with Jiri and Juk, along with Terakee perched on Jiri's shoulders.
"You're back among the living," Jiri teased, then her face became serious
and she asked, "Where's Cadima?"
Koro gulped. "Cadima is," he began, but couldn't finish what he wanted to
say. If he did, many would panic on Mystery Island. The locals relied on Cadima
to watch over them, and if they heard she was kidnapped, they would all go frantic
and chaos would erupt like before!
"Well?" Jiri asked impatiently, putting her paws on her hips.
Koro held his breath. "Cadima is, hey, what's that?" Koro asked suddenly,
pointing to a piece of paper on the ground.
Jiri reached for it, but Koro made a frantic dive for the paper and flew high
in the sky so he could read it to himself. He had a hunch that it was about
Cadima, and he was right as he read the note. His heart skipped a beat and he
almost fell to the ground however when he was done reading.
It was a ransom note. As Koro read the words sweat dripped from his face.
I have your precious satiki-isledi. If you want her back, then you must
find me before the sacrificial full moon. To have her back, you must bring me
the Sacred Tiki Amulet, NOT a normal Tiki Amulet, at least 90,000 NP in pure
cash, and your soul.
If you do not give me all of that by the full moon, then your future
tamuru-tiki-isledi (Island Queen) will be the one sacrificed.
To be continued...