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Pet Name: Ocksia
"This is Nicki Dale of Neopia Now, reporting live in Neopia Central, where it appears that the bank robbery that was taking place has been thwarted by an unknown vigilante! We hope to catch up with the day's hero for a quick interview -- oh! There she is! Miss Defender, what happened in there?"
"Defender? Oh no, I'm not a Defender, I'm just -- is that a camera?"
"Y-yes, this is Neopia Now. We're broadcasting right now."
"Oh. Cool! Well, um, hi! I've never been on Neovision before!"
"Aha, well... care to tell us what happened in there?"
"Oh yeah! Well, I was walking by when I heard the alarm going off at the bank, and then I saw a bunch of police and flashing lights, so I figured something big was happening. So I changed into my mask and shirt and went inside to investigate and there were these two guys--"
"Wait, how did you get inside? The building was surrounded!"
"Oops, I forgot to explain. See, I have this special skill. I guess it's sort of like a form of teleporting. I can only go short distances, but it helps me get the upper hand on bad guys. My owner likes to call it glitching because sometimes I can't control it and it goes a bit haywire. That's why I wear the 404 shirt! Because it's like a glitch! Get it?
"Anyway, I used it to go through the building. Inside there were these two guys taking all the money. They warned me not to come closer but I went right up to them and smacked the bags out of their hands and told them to go outside to the police, and they listened! I admit that I was a little scared, but I'm glad everything worked out. I think they thought I was a real Defender!"
"So, you aren't affiliated with the Defenders of Neopia at all?"
"Nope. I interviewed for a job position a few times, but every time I went in they said my power just wasn't useful enough. Sometimes I have trouble controlling it, and since I can't go far distances, I guess I just wasn't good enough for them. But I couldn't let that get me down; I mean, I can still do good on my own. Like today!"
"I don't suppose we'll ever see you in the future?"
"I certainly hope so! I'd like to keep helping out Neopia in whatever I can for as long as I live. I--oh wait, it's getting late! I'd better get home, or my owner will worry about me."
"Wait, before you go! Can you give us your name?"
"Well, obviously I can't give you my real name. I have to protect my friends and loved ones from my enemies; that's why I'm wearing the mask. But remember earlier, when I said my power can go a bit haywire? Well, that's what you can call me. Haywire. Avenger of the innocent and defender of justice!"
"Thank you for your time, Haywire."
Nicki Dale glanced at the masked Acara as she walked away. The tag on the 404 shirt was sticking out behind the girl's neck, and clearly written upon it in careful lettering was the name "Ocksia".
But the cameras were being put away and no one else had seen it. Nicki decided that the secret of Haywire's identity would remain safe with her -- for as long as it had to.
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