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Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 16th day of Eating, Yr 26
The Neopian Times Week 18 > Short Stories > A Present for Mum

A Present for Mum

by dragonshark173

There was another knock on the door, and Griffin wove his way through the crowd to get to it. A tall Chokato Chia smiled merrily with a purple gift-wrapped present in her hands.

"Ally!! Come on in!! You're just in time for the gift exchange." She smiled and walked into the house. It was then that Griffin saw the light hit it in the snow, so he cocked his head and padded up to it. Okay, so what was this 'it'? Derek and Claire's set of binoculars. Griffin picked up the binoculars and slipped them into his shirt. This was unusual. The foolish Derek and Claire left it behind by accident, and now Griffin was starting to become just that bit more suspicious that something was up...

Meanwhile...

Claire slapped Derek harshly in the face. "YOU FOOL!" she said fitfully. "Do you have ANY idea what that was?? We should've barged in and stolen it, right then and there. But you left the binoculars behind, and now they have our fingerprints all over it! HOW COULD YOU?"

Derek desperately tried to calm his mate down. "Claire, Claire!! It's okay! We'll find it, then grab a few Chias to eat and take the equipment back on the way out."

"It'll never work...oh, why did I marry such a clumsy geek in the first place?" She moaned pitifully and slapped a pair of black rubber gloves in Derek's face. "If you only wore those, LIKE I TOLD YOU A BILLION TIMES, then it would have no affect, except for the fact that those binoculars cost me a FORTUNE!" She screamed angrily and punched a fist through the table.

"Wait, look..." Derek said, his brows knotting. "We can go there tonight. That Lupe is crazy about Chias, so we take a few hostage and the ransom is the binoculars, plus that necklace thing, we get our demands, then never give back the Chias and eat them for lunch."

Claire nodded smiling, then licked her lips as she sat down. "I see where you're getting at..." She paused. "But the best idea in my thoughts is to just go in there like we always do and wing it."

***

Screams and shouts were sounded off the two notorious Lupes, dressed head to toe in black, crashed through a window and landed neatly onto the carpeted floor of dragonshark173's NeoHome. Claire, with an Improved Lightning Beam gun in one hand and a web claw on the other, gently caught several NeoPets in one foul swoop. The web-like substance hardened all around the pets like a cage, as Claire shot off several more rounds of webbing around the room like a cage. Indiana and Celestial were just two of the pets caught in the turmoil of the netting.

Meanwhile, Derek fitfully shot off blasts of his Fire Sceptre to the ceiling, making pets flee in every which-way, screaming frightfully while covering their heads with their hands. Griffin and Arctic stood amidst all of the nonsense boldly. Arctic went to it and started to charge at full speed towards Derek, but suddenly hit something on her head, making her stop suddenly and recoil pitifully.

Griffin slowly approached Derek and put a paw on the spot that Arctic hit her head, but there was seemingly nothing there but air. The evil Lupe started laughing. "I'd like to state that my Bubble Shield ability works quite nicely, does it not?" He laughed again and Griffin snarled.

"Let go of the Chias and my daughters." He squinted and glared at Derek. It was truly a demanding statement.

"No," Derek said simply and surely. "You give us our binoculars back, plus your pretty friend's necklace back and we'll let your punks go."

Griffin snarled fiercely. "So be it!"

"Griffin, wait..." Arctic said, looking down at her necklace. Griffin turned around to see her. "My necklace...it's doing something..." She put a paw on her necklace and licked her lips. "Flustering, isn't it?"

The bright necklace started to shimmer and glow, then started to violently shake. "Huh?" Griffin said. That was all he could make out before the necklace raised itself up, glowing brightly, then let out an enormous beam of light. The room was illuminated for several seconds with the bright-as-the-sun light, then there was an earsplitting noise. In the blink of an eye, Derek, Claire, and everything they brought, was gone.

Everything. Just gone. Not a trace of webbing, not a drop of fighting. The binoculars were gone, too. It was like it had never happened. Griffin smirked as he looked up at Arctic, amazed, who was just as amazed as he was, if not more. Indiana and Celestial bounded up to their parents and hugged them both tightly. Griffin smiled and patted his family's backs.

"Whoa..." he said, then laughed a little. "Well?" He looked at his family proudly. "We've got a party to continue!"

There were yips and shouts of joy, and within moments, the party was up and rolling again--this time, the people were chattering about the newest adventure of Griffin and Arctic they had just witnessed before their very eyes.

The End

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