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Wild West. The New Frontier. The Manifest Destiny. A place where you wouldn't expect to see an Ice Bori. Yes, I do come from the cold climates of the mountains, but I'm not one for the cold. So I headed west. Even though I am technically an Ice Bori, the sun did its job and made my icy fur turn a bright beige. My hair and eyes, however, kept their icy feel. I love it here. The Saloons, the Horses, open space, the tumble weeds... And the way I live isn't something to complain about either. A great discount comes with the position I hold. A five-finger discount. Yep. I'm a thief.
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Birthday; April 17th
Hair color; Black
Eye color; Ice Blue
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- The Cops
My name is Evien. I have been traveling the west ever since I left my home when I was 16. Despite the... complications of legality of my lifestyle, I really do enjoy it. I meet new people, mostly sheriffs, and learn about the different cultures of different areas through their belongings. The story I have for you though, is not about a gem or a break in. It's about a woman. A very, very, very annoying woman. I have never met anyone like her. She doesn't take any garbage any man throws at her. She's independent, snotty, and overall just a mean bori. What? Oh yea she's also a bori. And I know that you will assume that by the end of the story we eventually fall for each other. Well, you are absolutely..... HAH! Cliff hanger! Guess you gotta read on to find out.
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Desert. That is all you can see for miles. Except for one river of metal and wood: a rail road track. Then, on the horizon, a cloud appears. In the distance the sound of a train blowing its horn. It appears over a small hill, trailing behind it a smokestack. The locomotive pulls 10 cars, 6 for passengers, a dining car, a car for the baggages, storage, and one for carrying fuel for the engine. Along side the train you see a very handsome bori riding his majestic steed. Yea, that me, no big deal. This was my last heist before I got arrested. I was speeding my horse up to the side of the train so that my buddy can let me into the storage car and we can empty it out.
I made my horse run even with the car. A bruce opened the door of the car and held out his hand to me. Come on Prince! You can't keep that horse running this fast! Oh yea, I forgot to tell you. My name is Evien, but my public name is Prince. I have pulled off so many successful heists that I developed a reputation. Now all the posters say WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE and under them it says "Prince of Thieves" and has my picture on it. Again, no big deal.
I sped up my horse a little more and got up to stand on its back. Being able to keep my balance for a split second, I jumped and the bruce was able to pull me onto the car. Geeze Prince, why must you make everything so complicated? I just smiled at him. Bruce closed the car door and now it was only lit by lanterns. It was then that I noticed that the walls and ceiling were completely covered with the WANTED signs.
Hey, what's going on...? I tuned to the bruce only to find out that he wasn't alone. Next to him stood the nearest town's Sheriff. Oh...great. I said. Wait- Look! over there! I yelled suddenly. They both gasped as they looked behind them. At that moment I kicked the bruce into the Sheriff. GET HIM! Officers flooded the car. I tried to fight them off but there was too many of them. They tied my arms and legs and threw me to the back of the car. I stared at the bruce receiving the reward money. You're such a pig!! I managed to yell before one of the officers tied a bandana around my mouth so I couldn't speak. The Sheriff slowly walked up to me and crouched down, his face inches from mine. Finally, I've got you... /Prince/ I growled at him. He chuckled and said, Take him away. I didn't notice the train has stopped. Final Destination: Jail.
GUILTY! The Judge slammed his gavel on the table. I sighed. /great/ The Officer brought me to the town's jail. It was a tiny shack, but it was temporary till I am moved to the prison. He pushed me into my small cell. It was well-lighted though, its one small window faced the south, so I can always see the sun. My small cot on one wall, and my bucket-of-a-toilet in the corner. The floor was riddled with dirt and hay. Why thank you kind sir, but may I have some toilet paper? He sneered at me and walked away. Thanks for the hospitality... I laid down on my cot and got to thinking about my escape. Soon I got bored and took a nap.
I was woken up to yelling. It was still daylight out, but it felt like I was sleeping for forever. This was truly the first opportunity I had time for a decent amount of sleep. I got up and walked to the front of my cell, blocked off by bars. Walking down the hall was two officers leading another Bori. Wow, I thought I guess I'm not the only rebel Bori I took a closer look and found out the Bori was wearing a dress, her hair was in a now messy bun. I was surprised. It's not everyday one of those females are put into jail. She was walking tall and proud, like if she had the chance, she would do whatever she did again. She glance to her left into my cell, at me. She didn't show any reaction to me, and I wasn't able to do anything back. The three of them paused at the cell next to mine. Here you go miss. and she walked in. I found this moment necessary to state a smart remark. Hey you didn't let me walk into my cell, you pushed me in. The officer ran to my cell and hit the bars SHUT UP BORI. I staggered back and fell on the floor. Stupid Kacheek. Think they're so special. I got up and dusted myself off.
I walked to the wall that is shared by this mysterious miss. Hey Toots, you seem like you're a tough cookie. I think we should get together and bust outta here ya' know? Silence. I thought she was sleeping. Then I thought she was scared right out of her skirt. I quickly lost interest, and was about to go to sleep when I heard I swear on all that flies that if you call me 'Toots' again, you will be wishing you met the noose. I gulped. Maybe she wasn't so scared. Yes Miss, sorry... This is going to be fun.
It's been about a week since the mysterious mistress has made home next to my cell. It's been a week since she said a word. Occasionally I would hear the shuffle on the floor, but ever since her threat, that's about it. The Officers who gives us our daily dose of water and bread say nothing to her. Then again, they say nothing to anyone. Except for me, of course. They yell at me to shut up every time I make a comment on the quality of the bread. But nothing from missy. I wonder why...
The moon was bright and full. My cell lit up as if it were day, but instead it had a more blueish glow as opposed to the sun's yellow. I was dozing off to sleep when I heard scratching. I thought it was a mouse or other critter, so I ignored it. But the scratching continued. I got up and went to the source of the sound. It was in the back corner of my cell. Against the wall that was shared with the miss. I crawled on the floor- the scratching was coming from the bottom of the wall right up against the wall to the outside. Uhm, Miss? I whispered, careful not to attract attention. With all due respect and all, may I ask what you are up to? The scratching stopped for a moment, but then it started up again. This time, it was more forceful. All of a sudden, a hair pin poked through the concrete that separated us. Geeze lady! Is this what you have been doing non-stop!? Uhm.. I mean... uhm... wow.. Can it Bori. I heard her say. I know that this is kind of a bad idea, I going to bust us both out of here. I almost laughed at her, but I knew better. Uhm.. I don't know if you noticed, but this is a concrete wall. I don't think- She interrupted me by shoving the dynamite through the hole. HOLY- SHH YOU! she whispered loudly. Do I even want to ask how you got that in here? One of my brighter pupils put it in a cake. When he came to visit, he gave me the cake, which secretly held this dynamite and match. Since this is the only place I am able to fit it, we are both going to escape. Im going to light it now, so go to the farthest part of your cell. Theoretically, we won't die from the blast.
Theoretically? I didn't have time to think about it because she already lit the dynamite. I ran to the other side of the cell and was just able to use my shell to protect myself before the dynamite went off. Immediately after we could hear the stray dogs of the town barking and the other prisoners yelling, begging us to let them out as well. Sorry boys, we have a train to catch. I can just make out the Miss as the dust begins to settle. You coming, Bori? She paused only a minute before her silhouette ran out of the newly formed hole and out of the jail. I heard some officers yelling in confusion as they were forced awake. I hurriedly got up and followed her outside.
When I got outside I saw her booking it straight into the desert. Confused and having no where else to go, I followed her. As I was just catching up to her she whistled between her fingers and in the distance I saw a horse make its way towards us. Sorry for having only one horse, but we won't be on him for long. She yelled back to me, still running. We will jump on the nearest train, but we have to be quick, cause I sense we will be having some company soon. I looked behind me as the Sheriff and some officers were getting ready to chase us. The horse finally caught up to us and she was able to jump on. Come on bori, She said, slowing the horse and holding out her hand to me, We have gone this far together, there's no separation now. I smiled at her and took her hand to jump onto the horse. I managed to jump on behind her.
I just want to let you know that I am only holding on for dear life, I said as I took hold of her waist. Please don't kill me. I heard her laugh. You're safe for now bori. Let's just get on the train. She kicked the horse to go faster and we rode off towards the train tracks, where in the distance a tall smoke column signaled our safety.
We have been sitting in the train for a couple of hours now. The train is now on a cross-state route, so there is no risk of stopping at a town and getting caught. It was still dark- might be dawn soon, but the thunderstorm was as strong as ever. We were sitting in the storage car with the door open, so we were able to see the zooming landscape lit up by flashes of lightning. We were also getting wet.
The Mysterious miss was leaning against a large box looking outside, obvious that she was deep in thought. She looked disheveled. She tried fixing her hair up in a bun a number of times, but they kept coming undone, so strands of hair would always hang in front of her face. Her once yellow and red dress was faded and had a tear in her skirt. Still, she wasn't finished with what she was doing.
What's your name? I asked, realizing I still didn't know what to formally call her. She looked at me as if she forgot I was there. She smiled at me before saying, Wouldn't you like to know. What? After all we've been through you won't tell my your name? What we've been through? Listen Bori, I know that in stories and faerie tales this is the part where we tell our life stories and gain trust for each other, but all we did was escape prison and jump on a train. Hardly enough for me to tell you my name.
You don't give up don't you. Nope. She turned back to look outside, signaling that this conversation was over. But it wasn't. She may not give up, but neither do I. At least tell me what you did that put you in jail in the first place. It's not everyday that a Lady ends up behind bars. Her sigh was blended into the falling rain, but I still heard it. This one second of vulnerability quickly disappeared though. My boyfriend betrayed me. He used me for what I had and took libery to see other women. She stopped, thinking that was enough to explain. And...? She looked at me again. This time there was warning in her eyes. I killed him. Oh.. After that moment she turned back outside and I avoided looking at her. Now the conversation was over.
The sudden stop of the train woke me up. The sun was out and not a cloud in the sky. It was a beautiful day, despite the lack of greenery. I stuck my head out of the car and took a peak at the train stop. What I saw was a very angry looking Sheriff. Oh an old friend. Uh oh, uhh Miss, I think it's time to- I looked behind me and saw that the car was empty. ...Really? I looked back outside and realized that no one saw me yet. I managed to slowly drop off out of the car and ducked under the platform of the station. Just behind the Station, the Sheriff's horse was standing looking as bored as a horse can be. I slowly approached it and untied its reins. The horse looked at me without enthusiasm. Don't worry buddy, it's about to get really exciting. I jumped onto the horse and jabbed its sides with my boots. The horse jumped and neighed in surprise and bolted into the town. I looked behind me and saw the sheriff turn a deep red as his officers mounted their own horses and galloped after me. Underneath me the horse neighed with delight and shot forward faster, leaving the officers behind me in at thick cloud of smoke.
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As we were leaving the small town behind us, I could hear the distant neighing behind us begin to fade. I looked behind and saw the officers retreating. Fast. I turned around with confusion and saw the reason they were running. A sand storm. A giant cloud of sand and dust devoured the large mountain of orange boulders in a second, and it was coming our way. Ok, well new friend, I think it's time to- I was interrupted by the horse's sudden turn towards a second mountain closer to us- towards a small cave hidden by dried shrubbery. Wow, you are smart Mr. Horse. The horse blew through his nose in response, and we approached the cave as the cloud was closing in on us and the town behind us. As we approached the cave I jumped off of the horse and pulled him (well, not pull, as he was still cantering) into the cave. Just as we got in deep enough, the light blacked out immediately as the sun was cut off by the sand storm. Some of the sand and dust seeped into the cave, so I held my bandana to my mouth and nose, and used my worn out jacket to cover the horse.
Well, that was a close one. A voice behind me said, I turned just as a candle lit the fogy cave full of dust. And guess who it was. Why am I not surprised to see you here? Her eyes revealed the smile she hid underneath her her own handkerchief. I took note of that, because it disappeared as soon as it arrived. Do I even care about the reason you left me? She shrugged. I didn't want to wake you up incase you made a commotion. Ok.. she had a point. I woke up and sneaked out of town and found this cave. Good thing too. She motioned her head towards the blacked out entrance to the cave. The entrance pointed with the direction of the storm, so not a lot of sand made its way into the cave.
The horse next to me moved its head up and down a bit and I readjusted my jacket over its nose and mouth. Now why am I not surprised you have the Sheriff's horse? I looked at her and smiled. Because you know me so well. In the dim light I saw her eyes roll. She looked towards the entrance again. I could tell she wanted to leave. It was awkward for a minute. So I used my skills to kill the silence. So what what are you going to do after this storm settles? She shrugged. I don't know. I know I want to leave Neopian Central all together, but I don't know where else to go. Meridell and Brightvale aren't really my thing, and Kikos and Blumaroos make my blood boil for some reason. Maybe I'll head to the Haunted woods... I never considered leaving Neopian Central. It was my home all my life. Did I want to leave too?
Even thought they are practically neighbors, the Haunted Woods was still a ways away. Well, if you are heading south of the border, you will probably need this horse more then I do. I heard the howling wind outside fade, and, ever so slightly, the amount of light in the cave increase. With my bandana tied around my nose and mouth, I handed the horse's reins to her. She took them slowly, eyes never leaving mine. Are... are you sure? On feet the officers will catch you for sure. I laughed and shrugged. I'll manage. After this storm they won't be leaving till the dust settles, and who knows how long that will take. I can use that to my advantage and make my way over these mountains and- I was interrupted by sudden darkness when she dropped the candle and her jumping on me, squeezing me in a hug that took the breath out of me. Thank you. And, like everything else she does, she immediately jumped back and put back on her facade, but at this point I have learned to see through it. As the light in the cave increased, she wouldn't look at me as she took the the horse outside of the cave and took off. I realized she still had my jacket, but I didn't bother stopping her now. I shielded my eyes from the sudden light as I walked outside, watching her form shrink with distance. I smiled to myself and laughed. I'm sure I'll see you again.
I stood there long after she disappeared, but the sound of new horses and yelling brought me back to reality. Uh oh, time to go. And without hesitation, I turned back to the mountain and started to climb, making the law, once again, eat my dust.
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