My name is Volani, and Etryn adopted me from the Neopian Pound on January 27, 2012. I really can't remember anything from before Etryn adopted me, so I'm not sure why my previous owner chose to abandon me when I was only one day old. Just days after I was adopted, the lab ray turned me into a Christmas Eyrie. Bring "Christmas" was fine, I suppose, and Etryn seemed to like it, but I'm not really even sure what "Christmas" is.
Everything began to get better after that. Etryn didn't abandon me, and I tried to become friends with her other pets. Her pets seem to switch around a lot, but Athaliae is always around, and after time, he became like an older brother to me. He's playful and loves everybody, but I was never able to be as friendly as him. I suppose I was always shy, and perhaps scared. Scared of what, I'm not sure; other Neopets, Neopia, the pound? I think I was scared of all of those things. Without Etryn and Athaliae, I'm not sure what I would have done.
Then, something strange happened. On a whim, Etryn decided to take me back to the mad scientist who owns the lab ray. I don't know why she did it; perhaps she was bored with "Christmas", whatever that is. Perhaps she was just plain bored. I didn't mind; the lab ray is one of the few things I don't fear. It might change your appearance or your strength in battle, but those things have never mattered to me.
Anyway, I stepped out in front of the lab ray, and ZAP! The beam hit me.
At first, I thought nothing had happened. Hundreds of pets are zapped every day by that scientist, and many of them stay exactly the same. But I looked over at Etryn and saw that her eyes were wide. Athaliae's jaw was hanging lower than ever.