The Faeriest of them AllHi everyone! My name is Maggie, and this is my petpage of wonder! Okay, that might be taking it a bit far. But I think it's wonderful!
You may know me from my owner, or maybe from that one time I won pet spotlight (let's admit...great choice on their part). Regardless, you're here now!
I'm going to let you all in on my story. It's not too long, so I hope you'll read it all!
Before Poogle DayAs we all know, there are Limited Edition pets in Neopia. Basically, we're endangered. We're really popular, so we get adopted out pretty fast. Because of that, we are protected from going down with a lot of frozen accounts by being limited edition!
Poogles aren't just born on poogle day, though. That's just when we are allowed to be adopted by kind owners. Before poogle day, we live all around Neopia. Many live in Faerie Land, like me! Before I was adopted, I worked in the Faerieland Bookshop!
One day changed my young poogle life forever! The Librarian Faerie asked me to deliver a book (Favourite Faerieland Secrets, if you were wondering), which was nothing out of the ordinary. She gave me directions, and I hopped off. I was a small green poogle at the time, but jumping from could to cloud had become so easy, even for my little legs!
When I reached the cloud, I saw a distressed looking water faerie, all dried up in a tiny puddle! I tried to act quickly. Only a cloud away, Nereid, the healing faerie, sat in her own pool. I hopped over.
I quickly told Miss Nereid that her neighbor was hurt. She smiled at me. "Take some of my water. She'll be fine." She handed me a small bucket and filled it with the healing waters. I thanked her and bounded off once more, pouring the water into the puddle.
The puddle suddenly filled, as if by magic (of course...faeries!) The distressed fae dipped underwater and resurfaced, completely healthy and revitalised. She swam to the edge. "Thank you so much, little Poogle," she said. "I would let you bathe in my waters, but the magic has not returned. I requested a book, but it hasn't arrived yet." I laughed, and held out my book.
She examined it, and I said, "Is this the one you're looking for?" She grinned and nodded. "I guess the Library Faerie thinks you'd like a dip in the waters!" she said.
I knew I had work to do, but there would be no harm in a little swim. I jumped in. "Now, Little Poogle," she said. "If you could be anything in the world, what would it be?" I thought for a moment.
Then it hit me. "I would be a faerie!" I said. She nodded, and poured water over my head. I spit the water from my mouth. "What was that for?" She giggled like a little bell.
I pulled myself from the pool as the faerie went to her stockpile, pulling a mirror. "Take a look," she said.
I looked in the mirror and saw a beautiful, purple, faerie poogle!
Story of AdoptionI returned to the bookstore with my new wings, hopping in to show them off to the Library Faerie. But as I walked in the door, I saw a man at the counter whom I'd never seen before. The Library Faerie looked at me and frowned.
He smirked. "Ah here she is now," the man at the counter said, turning to me. "Changing colors won't help, you know." He grabbed me by the paw and put my in a little cage. I squeeled, trying to break free. My new wings were smooshed against the sides of the cage.
I knew what was going to happen. Poogle day was approaching, and I would be created.
We went to a large building were hundreds of Neopians were lined up, ready to adopt fresh poogles. He quickly painted me green again, and went to the front. A young lady was standing first in line.
I heard them talking. The girl made loud noises and opened the cage, putting me on the desk. The girl began filling out a birth certificate, naming me Mahganda. "It's Tagalog for beautiful," she explained, grinning at me. She picked me up and held me tight. "My name is Ciara," she said.
She introduced me to her other pets, but I kept to myself. I didn't like the new world I was in. Neopia Central was nothing like Faerieland. Ciara frequently asked what was wrong, and I frequently ignored her, hiding in my room.
Not that Ciara wasn't a wonderful owner. She wanted to help me and love me, but I just missed Faerieland so much. I missed the wings I had for a brief moment. I hated Neopia Central. It was loud and there was always something going on. Restockers, sick pets. Nothing like that happened in Faerieland.
I felt terrible for being so rude to Ciara. She was lovely. So I tried to make the best of it. I would go with her to the boards, fish, and even play hide and seek. But it wasn't home.
One day in the Help Chat, Ciara came across a board offering free banners. She went inside, and I followed behind her, joining the crowd surrounding the banner-maker. When we got to the front, we saw a small woman.
Ciara talked to the woman and got her banner. They talked about all things Neopian, including poogles. The lady mentioned she used to have two poogles, called Spahki and Frankie. Ciara asked what happened to them, and she shook her head, telling about scammers, who had tried to take her poogles through the pound.
Finally, Ciara addressed the elephant in the room. "Are you a faerie?" she said.
She laughed. "Barely. Kind of. I'm a pixie." she said. "Basically I'm smaller," she shook her head and laughed again.
Ciara nodded and took her banner, promising the pixie that they would stay in touch.
When we got home, Ciara wrote a neomail to the pixie. They talked for a very long time. She didn't even ask me if I wanted to go out restocking that night!
The next day, she gathered all of us to go to the pound. I assumed she was trading, but she lifted me onto the counter. A robotic hissi put me in a little cage. I screamed. Why was Ciara leaving me? Didn't she create me? She called a farewell and waved.
The hissi kept a hand on the cage, and the door opened. He took some neopoints from over the counter, and lifted me back up. Behind the counter was the pixie girl!
She shrugged. "Ciara and I decided you might be happier in Faerieland with me," she said. I gasped, and practically pounced on my new owner.
Since then, I've lived in Faerieland. I was painted Faerie on June 24th (unfortunately, I don't know the year, since my owner is too scatterbrained to keep important dates!) It's a wonderful life!