Main Page Go to Short Stories Go back to Articles Go to Comics Go to Continued Series Go to Editorial Go to New Series

Show All | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 | Week 27 | Week 28 | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 | Week 32 | Week 33 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39 | Week 40 | Week 41 | Week 42 | Week 43 | Week 44 | Week 45 | Week 46 | Week 47 | Week 48 | Week 49 | Week 50 | Week 51 | Week 52 | Week 53 | Week 54 | Week 55 | Week 56 | Week 57 | Week 58 | Week 59 | Week 60 | Week 61 | Week 62 | Week 63 | Week 64 | Week 65 | Week 66 | Week 67 | Week 68 | Week 69 | Week 70 | Week 71 | Week 72 | Week 73 | Week 74 | Week 75 | Week 76 | Week 77 | Week 78 | Week 79 | Week 80 | Week 81 | Week 82 | Week 83 | Week 84 | Week 85 | Week 86 | Week 87 | Week 88 | Week 89 | Week 90 | Week 91 | Week 92 | Week 93 | Week 94 | Week 95 | Week 96 | Week 97 | Week 98 | Week 99 | Week 100 | Week 101 | Week 102 | Week 103 | Week 104 | Week 105 | Week 106 | Week 107 | Week 108 | Week 109 | Week 110 | Week 111 | Week 112 | Week 113 | Week 114 | Week 115 | Week 116 | Week 117 | Week 118 | Week 119 | Week 120 | Week 121 | Week 122 | Week 123 | Week 124 | Week 125 | Week 126 | Week 127 | Week 128 | Week 129 | Week 130 | Week 131 | Week 132 | Week 133 | Week 134 | Week 135 | Week 136 | Week 137 | Week 138 | Week 139 | Week 140 | Week 141 | Week 142 | Week 143 | Week 144 | Week 145 | Week 146 | Week 147 | Week 148 | Week 149

Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 19th day of Gathering, Yr 23
The Neopian Times Week 11 > Continuing Series > Blue Moon: Part Two

Blue Moon: Part Two

by _drake_

The other two had been unsuccessful, and were glad to see SunRay with the fruit. But who was following him?

"...This is Helonsare," SunRay explained.

Draco laughed at the name. "What kind of a n--"

Drake cut him off. "Why is he here?"

"I found him alone. I think he was abandoned, I saw footprints leading away, east. Then the footprints of the Mero."

The Mero was there name for a hungry bull like animal that roamed the woods, hunting everything.

"It must have chased them away, and he got lost I guess," Draco commented.

"I'll ask him," Drake said.

Picking up a stick he walked over to the Tatsu. He drew a picture with the stick in the dirt of stick people running from a bull and one running the other way. He pointed to Helonsare then to the stick person running to other way. Helonsare nodded. "I knew it!" Draco yelled. " I told you but Nooooooo!" Sunray glanced at Draco, and smashed the fruit in his face.

Two months later

Draco climbed to the top of a tall tree, the wind blowing in his face. He smiled and leaped up, soaring above the forest. He looked south and soared down onto a cliff; looking over the edge he pushed a rock over and watched it fall down. It made no sound as it hit the bottom about half a mile below. He frowned and peered down over the edge. Something was down there. He looked closer, and stared in awe. It had to be over ten thousand creatures down there, all different colours, and he couldn't make them out clearly however. Draco stepped back. He had to tell them!

"Hey Draco! What's the rush? You know Helonsare is visiting today!" Drake said as he saw Draco swoop down into the clearing.

"I can't talk now! Get Helonsare! You have to see this!"

"Huh? What is it?"

"I don't know! Where's Sun?"

"He's getting Helonsare!"

SunRay walked into the clearing with Helonsare, who had grown a lot since they first met him. Also his owner had painted him a deep red colour. "Come on! Hurry! You have to see!"

"Geez! That's what I call a swarm!" Sunray said as he looked at the huge cluster below.

"I think it's an army!" said Drake as he looked down.

Helonsare looked down below. "I wonder what they are?"

***

In the few months, Helonsare had helped teach them the common Neopian language, and learned theirs. However the three brothers said Neopian was an ugly language and preferred theirs. Helonsare laughed at them and said theirs was strange too.

"Hey! One's coming up!" said Draco, pointing down at a large blue one flying up at them.

"Hide!" yelled SunRay.

It landed on the cliff, peering about. It had paws and a tail like a lion's, and a pretty thick mane. The head and wings were fashioned like a bird's. Draco whispered to Helonsare, "That thing's uglier than the Mero on a bad day!" Helonsare frowned. It was staring directly at him. With a shrill cry of anger, it charged at him.

Diving to the side, Helonsare dodged its attack only to be hit back as it turned around on him. He managed to throw the large creature off, however it only leapt right back it him--he was no match for it. It landed next to him, kicking him to the side, his back against the cliff edge, Helonsare stood up, running at the creature. However it also charged at him, its strength throwing him back again, he slipped over the edge, hanging on with a hand. He called to his friends, "There's nothing you can do to fight it! Go get help from the others!"

A second later the creature landed on the very edge of the cliff, slashed at his hand, causing him to let go. Trying to get control with his large wings as he plummeted downward, it was useless as the creature leapt after him, pushing him downwards into the ground. The three rushed to the cliff's edge to peer down below, and all they could see was the huge cluster below moving about. Helonsare was gone.

Storming towards Neopian central through the forest they all feared it--this place was where the people were. Stopping at the forests edge they saw the huge hustle in town. They looked at each other uneasily.

"We can't go in there..." Draco said, his eyes scanning the crowd.

"He's right, we stand out too much! I mean, Draco is stars, I'm just too uneasy, and Ray... you're...well..." Drake murmured, glancing at Sunray.

"I'm... what?"

"That's just it... Ray, you don't stand out half as much, you have to go in and find someone who can help us!" Sunray looked at them strangely, then sighed.

"You're right.... You two stay here!"

They watched as Sunray attempted to walk uneasy hind legs as he went into the crowd. Scared half to death as he shuffled through the people, not used to any people or other pets other than his brothers and one used to be friend, he was highly nervous.

"Help... Somebody help!"

He looked up at everyone as he was unheard, and seeing a large green Tatsu leaning by a tree, he went over, uneasily half running on his hind legs.

"Sir! It's an emergency! You must help! Please!"

The Tatsu looked down at him coldly for a moment, then slowly smiled "Young one, what is it?"

Sunray immediately nodded, explaining, "Well, my friend and I were going through the woods and we went to this cliff and there were these beasts below, and--"

"Wait a moment... what kind of beasts?"

Sunray described the creature that they had encountered, and what it had done to Helonsare.

"My lord, boy! They've returned for us!" the Tatsu nearly yelled, getting up.

Sunray wanted to know more though. "Who...What has sir?"

"The Eyries... they nearly got all of the Tatsus before, but apparently we didn't destroy the last of them! There isn't much time!"

Sunray watched as he ran off to alert everyone, then snuck back to his brothers waiting worriedly by the forest edge.

"What happened?" Draco asked promptly.

"This isn't good," Sunray said slowly, looking back at the busy marketplace.

Three Days later

"Okay, were outnumbered by about a half, which isn't good considering the odds we faced last time, long ago. But history his repeated itself, my friends, and though it isn't our fault, we have to do what we can to fight back against the forces that oppose our lives as we know it, and our lives period!"

The three brothers watched from high in the tall trees at the streetlight lit market place, which was empty by the normal population, instead thousands of Tatsus stood in the streets listening to the large green Tatsu that Sunray had met, who turned out to be in charge of battle for the Tatsus.

"We can't let our foes take over our lives! We have to strike back and win what we know! For our people, and everyone else!" the crowd cheered at this, and the three exchanged glances, wondering what they had gotten themselves into this time.

"I wont take no for an answer in this war! Our entire race is at stake, and we need the entire population of us to go together, and not let the Eyries replace us!" Again the cheers drifted up to them.

"What are we going to do? We have to help...right?" Draco said, looking at his brothers.

Drake sighed. "We can't get too involved in this, it's not our fight... but we have to help. We can't let them do this alone... can we?" Sunray didn't know what to say. But the image of Helonsare being beaten by the brutal Eyrie stuck in his mind.

"...I don't know what we can do to help. We can't fight; none of us are half strong enough. Not even added together."

Draco nodded in agreement. "All we can do is to wait and hope..."

***

It had been two weeks since the late night army meeting they had observed, and hadn't seen neither a Tatsu nor Eyrie in town since.

"I don't know guys...maybe we should check once more?" Sunray said as the three walked through the forest, making nearly no sound.

"Perhaps... last time we checked was a whole three days ago...a lot can happen...as we know," Drake said as he walked along.

"Yeah, besides, were halfway there as it is," Draco replied uneasily.

"Next we have...jeremy598206!" an announcer yelled across the huge crowd that stood before him. By his side was a green Eyrie. They watched with a half dead look on their faces, horrorstruck as soon as they figured out what was happening.

Drake slowly murmured, "They're giving out replacements...."

A young girl ran up smiling broadly and the Eyrie happily ran to her side. "The Tatsus were destroyed," Sunray said in a dry voice. "Kaluo27! Please come forward!" he yelled across the crowd, consisting of all previous Tatsu owners, not a one missing besides those who had received theirs and left, or in anger had abandoned the replacements before even receiving them.

A small boy ran forward to pick up the small yellow Eyrie. The three sadly turned to leave as suddenly they heard something.

"Helonsa...wait a minute, this ones crossed out, hm...oh well. Let's try drow50!"

Draco looked at them and said, "He's gone...forever. Come on...let's go home."

To be continued...

Previous Episodes

Blue Moon: Part One

Blue Moon: Part Three

Blue Moon: Part Four

Blue Moon: Part Five

Blue Moon: Part Six

Week 11 Related Links

My First PetPet!
I woke up early in the morning, ready to play with my Abominable Snowball... but it was gone!

by Velasco


The Scoop on the Tyrannian PetPets
Pacha was a young Elephante who lived in Neopia. Actually, although he thought it was the center of Neopia, he'd never known about the civilization outside his little valley, called Tyrannia.

by sailorptah


PetPets - Behind the Cuteness
The PetPets now found themselves in a completely new environment. They explored deserts, forests and the clouds.

by Me_160286


The Battledome for Weaker Pets
I don't know if Intelligence can help you in the Battledome, but it sure can give bragging rights!

by Hyper_Anthony1000


A Chance To Fly
Why did he have to be the only one that had to run through the forest, everyone else could fly above and not get dirty.

by Celesdragon


Elemental Distortions II: Part Four
The ground shook again, and Viator, curious of what was coming, stared into the trees the dragon had pointed at.

by selphie_tilmitt


A Hidden Truth: Part Five
She looked down at her hand and cried out in fear. It was a paw! A Cloud Lupe paw, to be exact.

by lupes4ever3333



Search :
Other Stories

Uptown Gelert: Part One
Gold paintbrushes didn

by shelleylow


Griffin of the Desert: Part One
He had his khaki cowboy hat with the pull-string upon his head and his red bandana tied around his neck...

by dragonshark173


Just Like My Hero: Part One
"We're running low on food in the winter stash and we need to help Dad get some more."

by xena206


Punchbag Bob's Lonely Halloween: Part One
"Hmm

by ravenzz


Neopets | Main | Articles | Editorial | NeoMarket
Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series | Search