A vast field is in front of you. The valley seems to be teeming with wildlife from fluttering Airax, to magnificent Gallions, to playful Zebies. Your mouth is left agape at the beauty of the meadow. Your eyes catch a small cave. Instinct says to go check it out, but you're not too sure. In the midst of your thoughts, a little Yooyu rolls up to you and sits at your feet. You bend down to touch it, but it quickly flees. Disappointed, you go sit under a tree. After sitting for mearly a second, the Yooyu comes back with a little ball; meaning you have to play with it. You toss the ball and it chases after it, then brings it back. The rountine goes on, until you throw the ball and hit something.
It screams. You run over to where it came from and see a pink Uni trying to rub its head.
I'm so sorry.
It's, um, fine.
The Uni smiles, I'm used to it with my two kids.
She looks around for something, then back to you.
I forgot my manners! I'm Raeliee, but most people know me as Rae.
She speaks with a warm smile.
Nice to meet you,
She says, I need to find my kids. You're welcome to follow.
As she begins walking away, you shrug and decide to follow her.
You follow her to the same cave you'd seen earlier, still a little wary about it.
Well, my kids and husband should be around here somewhere... I'm not sure where.
Raeliee laughs, and you just continue to follow her.
While I'm looking for them, I'll tell you a little about me.
She offers, and you nod.
19th day of May, Y8
Rae's very small for a Uni, and is an usual color. Her body is pink, but most of her legs are covered with grey. She has brown dots all around her body, sort of like Henna. Rae always wears pink flowers in her hair, and the blue feather attached to her left ear.
Raeliee is extremely shy, and doesn't really talk to many other Neopets. She's very sweet, though, and enjoys gardening when she has the chance (in other words, when she's not chasing the kids). Her timid personality is a direct effect of her trauma as a foal.
Blood Relatives: Lea
(daughter) & Trix
Extended Family: Tussie
, and Yip
likes & dislikes
-Emiko and her children
-Kurt, her Yooyu
-Being away from Emiko
-Being so afraid of everything
-Her over-analyzing problem
I will tell you that most of my past isn't happy, so I'm skirting a lot of it. She warns, and you simply nod again.
Before I lived here, I lived on a large, beautiful farm. It flourished with flowers and meadows and wildlife. I loved it there, but the time I spent there was cut short. I'd lived there with my parents only about ten years or so when our master suddenly came down with a fatal, terrible disease and died. Since no one else could take his place, every animal on the farm either was to be taken to another farm or slaughtered. They took the weaker, younger animals for slaughtering, and the older animals for other farms. My younger sister, Keke, and I made our escape early the next morning. As glad as we were to leave the farm, it wasn't an easy decision, considering we had no idea how to live in the wild. We wandered aimlessly for days without food or much water. She and I became very weak so she stopped.
Rae, I don't think I can go on. I'm so tired, and I can't move.. She murmured. She left me no other choice but to leave her.
As I went on, I got almost too weak to walk. I laid down in a soft meadow to regain some energy, but I passed out quickly. I thought I had died when I opened my eyes and saw myself laying in a little cabin. Where am I?, I asked myself. I looked around, seeing nothing but a small fireplace and a small little kitchen. I saw a figure sitting down near the fireplace. He was gorgeous. I identified him as a Xweetok, which I hadn't had much contact with at the farm, if any. He was a blueish-silver color, and his fur shined in the firelight. He had a silver ridge that trailed down into his tail, which was flicking softly.
Oh, you're up. He spoke softly, a smile gracing his features. I was speechless at the smooth, velvety voice.
Umm.. Yeah. I spoke, I could feel my face getting red. His piercing golden eyes were fixated in my direction.
So, how'd you get lost? He asked curiously and hopped down from his perch.
Well I ran away.. I spoke softly as he approached me.
You look famished. The Xweetok said, looking at me with concern.
Um.. Just a bit. I said jokingly, to which he chuckled. I'm glad I got a good laugh out of him.
Oh, man. I've forgotten my manners. My name's Emiko. He said, holding out a paw for me to shake.
I'm Raeliee. I replied with a smile.
Pleased to meet you. He said, helping me off the floor.
Something smells great. I said subconsciously, and he laughed.
I'm making some soup and some stuffed figs. Emiko spoke, as we walked to the kitchen.
We talked for hours, and he was kind enough to show me a cave nearby.
Here... I found this cave a while back, and had no apparent use for it. you can live here if you'd like. He said with a small smile.
Oh, wow, Emiko. It's.. Great. I smiled to him.
Alright, then. I'll let you settle in. Just call if you need anything. He nodded, then walked out.
In a matter of hours, I had the place full and homely. I started with making a fire, so I had some light, then began adding flower arrangements around the place, trying to make it more appealing. I took some large leave from a nearby bush and laid them out for a rug. There were a few tree stumps I substituted for chairs, and with that, my place was at least better than before.
Gosh, Rae. This is really nice. Emiko spoke, surprised.
Really? You think?
Yes, Raeliee. It's really awesome. He smiled, and we laughed once more.
beginning another chapter...
After a few years of living together, Emiko and I grew extremely close. We grew to love each other, despite our little bickers here and there. It really wasn't a hard decision to make when he asked for my hand a few years later.
A few years after we'd gotten together, he and I wanted to start a family. It made sense--we both were healthy and had the space to do so. The meadow was a great place to raise children, simply because there was no danger. We were lucky and I had two little babies the following spring, Lea and Trix. They weren't what we expected, though.
When Lea was born, she had paws in the front, and hooves in the back--she had a more streamline, Uni-like body. Trix had the opposite--hooves in front and paws in the back, and his body was more akin Emiko's. Emiko and I both thought it was strange, and for the first few years, we worried about them. But, they've proven to be fairly healthy, so we haven't worried in a long time.
*This is a work-in-progress, obviously.*
Cat is my owner, and she's very quirky. Her style is absolutely impeccable, and I adore her. She is very passionate about 'Glee', which I think is a musical TV show. She quickly gets obsessed over things, but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
is like my kid brother. He loves surfing, and when he's not competing, he'll come out and see me, or vice versa. He and I get along very well, and I love his company. Kad reminds me of my dad, in the way that he's sort of a dork and that he is very passionate about anything and everything he does. I will always protect Kadreael, because he's always been there to do the same for me.
is adorable. She's very energetic and fun to be around. There's certainly never a dull moment with her, and she seems to get along with Lea and Trix pretty well. She comes around quite often, actually, since we don't live far from each other. She often visits for a week or so, and sometimes with Yip
, which is nice. Tussie is certainly a character, and if you don't know her, you're missing out.
is a sweetie. He's very charismatic in every way possible, and it's nearly impossible to hate him. He comes here every once in a while, usually with Tussie. Whenever he does come, he and Emiko get along swimmingly, which is nice. He's extremely sociable once you get to know him, which I advise you to do.