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The story of how Lazy learnt to fly
Somewhere in Neopia lived little Lazy - just an ordinary Skeith. For as long as he could remember, his favourite place in the whole of Neopia had been Faerieland. He would go there every single day and just climb onto a puffy cloud, gazing at the sky above for hours and hours... Far from being a dreamer, his desire was pure and simple: to fly.
As time went by and Lazy grew bigger, he started to get noticed. (hey, do you think it's that hard to notice a 200 pound Skeith in the land of the tiny, delicate faeries?) Some would laugh and point, some would ignore him, and some would prudently keep their distance. Little did anyone know that after all the lights in Faerieland went out at night, Lazy would step off his little cloud and start going from door to door. He would sneak into the shops and sort all the books by name, the petpets by weight, the furniture by rarity and the food by the amount of fat it had! He would sweep the floors in the library and bring over fresh magical potions for the kind Water Faerie. He would even clean up the racetracks after those messy Poogles.
Then came a very special day - Lazy's first birthday! Obviously he jumped at the opportunity to blow out the candle, and he made the same wish that he'd had ever since he was a little Skeith. That very night, shortly after he went to sleep, he saw a bright light and a beautiful purple faerie floated into his room. Lazy stared in awe and rubbed his eyes. "Q-q-queen Fyora?", he mumbled.
The faerie smiled and gently nodded. "I've noticed your kindness for such a long time now, so I have come to grant your wish. Here, take my hand, and we shall fly around Neopia together. " She reached out for his hand, and Lazy shyly grabbed it. "But... you know, I'm just an ordinary Skeith... chubby tummy, tiny wings... I could /never/ take off the ground... ", he sighed as he flapped his wings a few times. "Unless you could use some of your magic on me to make my body smaller..."
Fyora gazed deeply into Lazy's eyes. "I may be the Faerie Queen, but I've never done any magic... the only miracle you're going to feel is the one you make yourself. Just close your eyes and believe - it's that easy!".
So Lazy closed his eyes. He saw nothing at first, but then Fyora's words started echoing into his ears. "Believe... believe... believe... ". He did. He believed with all his heart.
Suddenly he felt lighter. And lighter! And when he opened his eyes again and looked down he couldn't believe what he was seeing! It was all so small and far away! Mystery Island was the size of an old shoe, and Faerieland looked like a big marshmallow. The City of Meridell looked no larger than the fortresses in Caste Battles now. A gust of chilly wind made him shiver as he passed Terror Mountain, and he waved back at the friendly Orange Grundos up on Kreludor. Higher, he wanted to go higher! All he could see was stars, all he could hear was the buzzing... the buzzing?!
Somewhere in Neopia an alarm clock was ringing and a Skeith was sleepily rubbing his eyes. But he wasn't an ordinary
Skeith anymore - he was the only Skeith who knew how to fly!
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