All of the pets stared helplessly at the Lab Ray. They were
doomed. There was no possible way they could get out of this. The doors were sealed
and guarded, not to mention all of the mutant pets that were making sure none
of the pets got out of line. Sloth was smirking evilly at the top of his balcony.
He had done it this time. He had come up with the perfect plan. Not even the faeries
could stop him.
The ray was glowing furiously. As far as Pricsesa
could tell they had about five minutes, possibly less.
Memories of her owner flooded back to her head.
How she had gotten her the coveted pink Faellie for her birthday, how her owner
gladly went to fetch it when it ran away screaming it's head off. The numerous
codestones her owner purchased for her so that she could go to the island training
school. All the bottled faeries she had purchased...
She suddenly felt a pang of guilt. She had always
been such a brat to Trella. She deserved to be scolded every now and then. She
kind of wished, believe it or not, that she could be scolded by Trella like
she should have been all of those times.
Pricsesa could almost hear her voice in her
head -- no, on her head. What was going on?
"The Walkie-talkie!" Pricsesa cried. She had
forgotten all about it in the excitement of going to the Lab Ray.
She whipped it off of her head to hear Trella
on the other end.
"YOU BETTER PICK THIS UP, PRICSESA! IF YOU DON'T
I SWEAR I'LL-"
"Trella!" Pricsesa cried into her end. "Oh Trella,
it's so good to hear from you! I went to the Ray without permission and now
Sloth's closed the doors and is going to use the Lab Ray to turn all of us into
mutants to do his bidding! I might never see you again! Oh Trella, I'm so sorry
I was mean to you all of those times! I promise I'll be nicer from now on if
I get out of here..."
"Pricsesa!" Trella called into her end. "This
is no time for you to go soft on me! You are NOT going to be hit by the Lab
Ray! None of the pets are! You just need to work with me!"
Pricsesa couldn't help but smile. Trella had
a plan. That was good news. "What do I have to do?"
"Okay, you can't get out, but you can stop the
ray from firing! You need to damage it as much as you can! I'm sure Sloth can
fix it, but it will buy you some time to try to get the doors open. Now hurry!"
Pricsesa put the Walkie-talkie away, and then
started running towards the Lab Ray. Most of the mutant pets were so surprised
that a pet was actually running towards the Ray, that they only sat and stared.
Others however, tried to oppose her.
"Halt! I say halt!" cried a Kiko as he headed
towards her. "Don't make me knock you out!"
"Sorry bub, but I have business to take care
of!" Pricsesa cried as she trampled over the Kiko and continued her way towards
After that, most left of the other Neopets left
Finally, she reached the Lab Ray and jumped
on it. She began to kick and stomp at it, destroying the fine machinery.
Sloth quickly realized what she was doing, and
was shocked to see that she was doing it with such success.
"G-guards!" Sloth roared with surprise. "Seize
The mutants quickly did as they were told. They
hurried away from the crowds and tried desperately to stop Pricsesa before she
destroyed the Lab Ray. They were to late however; the damage had been done.
The nozzle of the Ray exploded just as Pricsesa jumped off.
Sloth was furious. This was not going according
to plan. That Uni was going to pay.
"Minions!" the evil doctor cried. "GET THAT
UNI! Then lock her in the dungeons! She's going to be punished for that!"
Pricsesa, however, had a mind of her own. She
beat down every pet that came near her. It was fairly easy with her advanced
training. She wouldn't have been surprised if she could have taken down every
pet in the place, but then something that she did not expect happened.
She had just disposed of a mutant Aisha when
the Mutant Lupe with the blue eyes came at her. She was about to kick him with
her hind legs when he started to twitch strangely. Suddenly, she recognized
him as the Lupe he had been outside. His coat gleamed white and his eyes were
pure, even if a little conceded looking.
"Sloth- betrayed us- help! Turn- nozzle!" the
Lupe gasped. He seemed very strange and soon flickered back to his mutant self.
Pricsesa was so surprised at this message she
did not sense the Mutant Techo coming up behind her. She was quickly overtaken
by him and knocked out.
When Pricsesa finally awoke she felt very cold and was laying on something
This surely can't be my Neohome... she
thought to herself, remembering her nice warm room.
Pricsesa moved her hoof slightly and slowly
opened her eyes. The memories came flashing back to her as she saw the cold
steel dungeon with the high- tech looking red beams of light as bars; she realized
that she was imprisoned. The Lab Ray coupons, the trap, her fight to get delay
the Ray from being fired. She would have never done that without Trella... Trella!
Pricsesa whipped off her hat and searched it.
Her Walkie-talkie was not there.
"Looking for this?" asked a deep, greasy voice.
The awful green Sloth was standing right in
front of her, with her Usuki Walkie-talkie in hand.
"My Walkie-talkie! Give that back you fashion
disaster!!!" Pricsesa cried as she ran towards the bars, but didn't touch them
because she had seen how they worked in movies.
Sloth only smiled, revealing his awful yellow
teeth. "I don't think so," he muttered slyly. "No telling what you could do
with it. Oh yes, some girl has been trying to contact you. As soon as I tried
to give my threatening speech she started yelling things at me that surely wouldn't
be allowed on the neoboards."
"Oh, that's her name. I couldn't catch it in
between all of the foul language," Sloth spat.
Suddenly, the Walkie-talkie clicked on and a
voice that seemed hoarse from yelling emitted from it.
"Sloth? Sloth, I know you're there! You better
not touch a hair on my Pricsesa's head or I swear I'll-"
"TRELLA!" Pricsesa cried with tears in her eyes.
Her owner's voice sounded so good, and it made her think of her cozy Neohome
with it's fluffy carpeted floors. How she longed to be there instead of in the
"Pricsesa? Thank Neopia you're all right! How
are the other Neopets?" Trella asked in a relieved tone.
"They're fine, unfortunately," Sloth mumbled
bitterly, just loud enough to where the Walkie-talkie could pick up his voice.
"Thanks to your stupid Uni!"
"HEY! My IQ is none of your business!" Pricsesa
"Anyway, Sloth," Trella interrupted. "I want
you to give Pricsesa the Walkie-talkie and go into the next room."
"What? Excuse me miss, but I believe you are
in no position to tell me to do that-"
"GIVE PRICSESA THE WALKIE-TALKIE AND GO IN THE
NEXT ROOM; NOW!!!!" Trella screamed.
"Fine... Here," Sloth cried as he gave the Uni
the bright pink Walkie-talkie through a crack in the bars. "And I'll leave-
But I'll be back in ten minutes! Bwahaha!"
Pricsesa waited until the green doctor exited
the room by pushing a large red button besides another silver door before she
began to talk to Trella again.
"He has issues," Trella said from the other
"Tell me about it..." Pricsesa said as she shook
her head sadly. "Out of all the evil things in Neopia to be held captive by...
Anyway, thanks for helping me earlier. I was freaking out. My life seriously
passed before my eyes!"
"How was it?"
"Uh, okay I guess. It did make me realize how
mean I am to you though, and I'm sorry," Pricsesa replied guiltily.
On the other end Trella smiled. Underneath all
of the superficial and greedy ideas the Uni actually had a heart after all.
"Now are you going to stop acting like that from now on??"
"I doubt it. I just feel sorta bad about it.
Don't think I'm going to change anytime soon!" the Uni replied.
Trella shook her head. Well, it was Pricsesa
after all, and a little progress was still progress.
"By the way Trella, how'd you get your Walkie-talkie
to work? You hate electronic stuff. You couldn't even work out how to start
up my Robo Acara. I did it before you, and even I know that's sad."
"Well, uh," Trella muttered, embarrassed that
such a young Neopet had helped her. "When my baby was in danger, something just
came over me. All of a sudden I knew what to do."
"I know, you're so brilliant," said a new voice
that came from Trella's Walkie-talkie "Which wire did you cut again? The red
one, the blue one, or the one Dugnorf told you to cut?"
Back at Trella's Neohome, the girl was receiving the shock of her life. Without
any warning, her pet's best friend's little brother had sneaked into her Neohome
and was listening in on her conversation. He however, looked like it was an
everyday thing and seemed rather amused. "Uh, how about the blue one? I've always
liked the color blue...?" Trella muttered uncertainly.
To be continued...