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Pet Name: Lochrina
The Haunted Woods is a terrible place to get lost. The spooky trees tower above you as you stumble around in the dark. You trip over something and stumble to the ground. You think it must have been a pile of rocks, but the indignant chirping noise tells you otherwise.
"Get off my mibblie!" an ephemeral voice commands, and you scramble to your feet.
You look around, but it's dark and you don't see anyone. A chill runs down your spine. Where did that voice come from?
Suddenly a strange glow appears, illuminating the dark forest. As your eyes adjust to the new light you can just barely make out the outline of a neopet. It looks like... a Krawk?
She leans down toward her petpet and begins cooing.
"Did that mean person scare you?" she asks petting it on what must be its head.
You open your mouth to tell her you aren't mean just clumsy, but then you realize she's completely transparent. You can see the trees through her body. You take a step back and she rolls her eyes.
"Let me guess," she says. "You're lost."
You nod your head meekly hoping she is a nice ghost and not the sort who puts hot sauce in your borovan when you aren't looking.
She nods back in understanding.
"Yeah," she mumbles. "That's what happened to me."
She sees the sudden terror on your face, and laughs.
"How I ended up living here," she clarifies. "The ghost thing is a whole other story."
You feel moderately relieved.
"I was just like you," she says eyes growing misty. "I was on a camping trip with some of my friends, and we got separated. I started wandering around the woods and I came upon this huge, haunted looking mansion."
She points up the hill and you see a dilapidated house. The perfectly timed crack of lightning doesn't help it look less ominous.
"I went inside to see if there was neomail," she continues, "and it turned out they were having an open house! The place had five bedrooms so of course I just had to buy it."
She's so entranced by her own story she hasn't noticed you slowly backing away. You think you can hear your friends calling your name. You should head towards the voices.
"I mean it was a little expensive, but there's a pool in the backyard. Plus the neighbors are all so friendly."
You're so far away now that she's just an ectoplasmal dot, but you can still hear her loud and clear.
"Did you know there's a farmer's market just down the street?" she asks nobody. "Sure it's mostly pumpkins, but they're organic."
Your friends' voices are getting closer and it is not too long before you find yourself back at camp.
Everyone is glad to see you've returned, and you decide to celebrate by roasting marshmallows around the fire. One of your friends turns to you.
"So," he says,"anyone have any ghost stories?"
You just sigh.
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