In the Nightmares: Part Five
"What is it?" Siena asked.
"Come with me," Neela said. She then turned
to Kiri. "Kiri, you'd better come, too. You're the leader, here."
Kiri nodded. The three of them started making
their way to the end of the group, Neela showing them the way. Siena wanted
to know what was going on, but didn't know if she should ask.
"Well," Neela said, "you probably want to know
what's wrong. See, there's someone here. She says she was sent from Edric's
group to find us. You'll have to listen to what she says."
"Who is she?" Siena asked.
"I don't know," Neela said. "She told me to
get you, Siena. She said you'd know who she is."
Siena was confused. She didn't know who this
might be. She couldn't think of anyone she knew that might be here now, sent
from Edric's group. The only one from Edric's group that she really knew was
Chara, who was already with them.
"Here she is," Neela said, pointing nervously
ahead of them. Siena looked ahead to see something bright. She took a step closer,
realizing that the glow was coming from a light faerie standing behind the group.
No one was moving forward anymore, and the entire group started to gather around
this strange guest quietly. In the silence, Siena noticed for the first time
that it wasn't raining anymore.
Siena stood mystified for a moment, looking
at the faerie in front of her. The figure had pale skin and hair that was nearly
white. Her dress and wings were a glowing yellow color, and her eyes were an
intense shade of blue that really stood out on her face. Siena had always imagined
that faeries were small, but this one was much taller than any of the pets there.
"Hello, Siena," the faerie said, looking at
her. Her voice sounded light but yet eerie at the same time. Siena recognized
the sound of it, and stood in silence and confusion.
"Don't you know who I am, Siena?" the faerie
asked. Siena shook her head. She was rarely afraid of anything, but for some
reason she was very nervous right now. The faerie only laughed a little.
"I'm from your dream," she said. "The voice
that spoke to you and told you not to turn around. You know, after all the times
you had that dream, you never once listened to me."
Siena remembered now. She looked the faerie
directly in the eyes and thought about what to say.
"Alright," Siena said. "So, what brings you
"Well," the faerie said, "you should have noticed
by now that you and Chara's latest dreams are reversed. What I mean by that
is that anything that Chara dreams happens to you or your group, and anything
that you dream happens to Chara or Chara's group."
Siena thought about this, remembering how her
group had found the spaceship, and how Chara had heard the strange noise. The
only thing that both dreams had in common was the darkness, and that happened
to everyone. Siena looked up as the faerie continued talking.
"Well, I've been sent from Chara's group," she
said. "The rest of the group has fallen into a trap set by the evil ones. I
came to try and help, but there was nothing I could do. They are stuck where
they are, trapped by magic stronger than mine. I can't help them, but there
might be something you can do. Siena, your dreams tell the future, so you must
have some sort of power. Chara must, too. Your group has to come to the space
station. That's where everyone in charge of the entire league is. They might
be able to help you."
Siena thought about this. She somehow knew there
was something very strange about what was going on at the space station. She
would have been against it, but her dream was coming true, and she had to do
something about it. She turned to Kiri.
"Should we go?" she asked. Kiri looked unsure,
"Alright," the faerie said, pleased. "Bring
Chara to me."
"Here I am," a small voice said. Chara nervously
"Very good," the faerie said. "Come closer,
everyone. I can take you all there."
When Siena opened her eyes she found herself
in a very strange place. Everything around her was a shade of silver, and looked
like it was made of some sort of metal. Nothing around was familiar looking
at all. She turned to see the rest of the group behind her, all of them looking
just as confused as she was.
"Where are we?" Siena whispered, mostly to herself.
"We're at the space station," Chara quietly
responded. "Don't worry, you'll get used to it."
Siena looked around more, trying to figure out
everything about this strange place. She wondered where she was supposed to
go to find the leaders of the league, and what she was supposed to do when she
found them. She looked for the faerie that had brought them here, but she was
nowhere in sight.
"Well look who it is," a loud voice boomed from
somewhere close by. A part of the wall to the left that Siena hadn't even known
was a door opened. Out walked a rather large and businesslike Skeith. The door
closed behind him.
"You've been looking for the leader of the league,"
he said. "That's me."
"Excuse me, sir," Siena said, stepping forward.
"Our friends have been trapped by the evil ones. Could you tell us how to help
The Skeith just looked at her for a moment,
then burst into laughter. Siena frowned, slightly offended.
"I don't see what's so funny," she said.
"Don't worry," he said. "Your friends are just
fine." Siena raised an eyebrow, as if to ask him what he meant.
"I knew it was a good idea to create the league,"
he went on. "You're all so trusting, and so easy to control. You just listen
when I tell you to fight each other, and you don't even know what you're doing.
All I had to do was tell you there were evil ones trying to take over Neopia.
You'll do anything to save your little planet, won't you? Then, isn't it ironic
that every move you made brought me one step closer to ruling your world?"
Kiri stepped forward. "What do you mean?" she
"Well, if it isn't Kiri," he said. "I've heard
a lot about you. Your group was strong. That's why I brought you here. You're
no match for my helpers up here. I've been the one telling the league what to
do. I've made sure that every little thing you do helps me, and I've been planning
this for a long time. There's someone here waiting for you."
As soon as he had spoken, the faerie that had
sent the group to the space station appeared in front of them.
"Hello," she said. "You've been very foolish."
She smiled at them a little, as if she was plotting their downfall. Siena shivered.
She had to do something to distract her long enough that she or someone in the
group could come up with a plan.
"Have you been working for that Skeith?" Siena
asked, immediately realizing that this wouldn't work.
"Yes, I have," the faerie said. "I'm surprised
you didn't catch on sooner. Everything that happened to the league helped us.
We just couldn't keep your group from figuring out what was going on any longer."
"Was that because of my dreams?" Siena asked.
The faerie laughed.
"Actually, Siena, you and Chara have been the
most helpful to us by far."
Siena didn't say anything. The faerie must be
right. If everything the league did helped that Skeith and the faerie, her dreams
must have helped them too. But the group had to do something, now. Siena continued
the conversation to distract the faerie for longer.
"If everything helped you," she said, "what
about that little spaceship our group found. How did that help you?"
"Well," the faerie said. "That was a difficult
one. But it was in your dream, so we had to make it come true."
Siena was confused. She had nothing to say to
that. Instead, she took a step backwards, frightened.
"Did you really think you were special?" the
faerie asked. "You and Chara were the ones we chose to help us. You were the
most imaginative. If we could get others to listen to your crazy thoughts, we
could control the league even more easily. Your dreams don't come true because
you have powers; they come true because I make them come true. Our plan was
flawless, and it worked. Your dreams led you right to the space station. You'd
never have agreed to come if it weren't for those silly dreams."
"I don't believe you," Siena said, though something
inside her told her every word the faerie said was true. With that faerie's
magic, she could have easily made everything in their dreams happen.
"Come, now," the faerie said. "This is real
life. Pets can't have powers."
The faerie's eyes began to glow a fiery red.
A loud sound echoed throughout the space station as lightning struck in front
of them. The pets backed away in fear. Another bolt struck behind them.
"Siena," Chara whispered. "We have to destroy
the space station. I've been here before. The wires that keep the power in here
are in the walls somewhere. Without it, the station would break apart. I think
they keep them by the Grundo warehouse.
"How do I get to the wires?" Siena asked. Another
bolt struck right next to her.
"You'll have to break through the wall. Get
something heavy. I'll distract her."
Siena ran over to the Grundo warehouse, looking
around for something heavy. There was nothing in sight.
"Wait," she heard Chara say in the background
to the faerie. "Please don't hurt us anymore. We give up, we'll help you."
"Don't say that, Chara," Kiri said. "Are you
"No," Chara said, "I really want to help."
Their voices faded in Siena's mind as she kept
looking. There was nothing. Then she saw a lever on the wall. The sign above
it said "do not pull." The top of the lever looked like a big hammer. If only
she could break off the lever. That would be heavy enough to break through the
wall. Siena pushed on the lever, but it wouldn't break off. She just wasn't
"Hi," Neela's voice whispered from behind her.
"What are you doing?"
Siena thought for a second. Neela was one of
the strong pets.
"Neela," Siena said, "can you help me break
this lever off of the wall?"
"Why?" Neela asked. Siena gave Neela a look
that she hoped would tell her to just do it. Sure enough, Neela grabbed the
lever and helped Siena push. A large piece of it snapped off.
"We need to break through the wall with this,"
Siena said. Neela started swinging the lever at the wall, but nothing happened.
Then, Siena noticed a place where there was already a tiny opening.
"Can I see that?" she asked Neela, who handed
over the lever. Siena started beating the wall with it. In only a moment she
was able to create a large opening in the wall, and saw the many wires inside.
Siena crawled into the opening. At that very
second, she heard a startling yell in the background.
"What are you doing?" the faerie asked. She
had seen Siena. "I'll take care of you right now."
Siena had to hurry. She grabbed as many wires
as she could reach, and pulled at them as hard as she could. She felt something
start to shake underneath her. Just in time, the wires broke. Everything went
"Stop!" the faerie yelled. "You're destroying
the space station. Stop it now!"
Siena pulled out more wires. The faerie shrieked.
With every move that Siena made, the faerie grew more upset and impatient.
"Stop!" she yelled. "Please, you've already
broken it badly enough. Just stop it."
"Then send us home," Chara yelled. The faerie
angrily shook her head. Siena tore out another group of wires.
"Alright!" the faerie shrieked. For a second,
everything stopped, and silence overcame the space station.
"Are you alright?" Kiri's voice asked. Siena
opened her eyes to find herself back in the desert. By now the sand was dry,
and the rain had been over for quite some time. Siena's head hurt a bit, but
she was mostly fine.
"Yeah," Siena said. "How's everyone else?"
"Fine," Kiri said. "Edric's group met up with
us a few minutes ago. They're all doing well, too."
"That's good," Siena said, nodding. "It's strange.
Everything they told us at the space station... is it all true?"
"Yes," Kiri said, "It seems like it is."
"I can't believe it. This whole time I thought
my dreams were predicting the future, but it was really that faerie that was
making them come true. At least I won't have to worry about my nightmares, now."
"I guess not," Kiri said laughing. "Why don't
you come join the rest of us? We started a campfire, and we're going to be making
"Alright," Siena said, "I'll be there in a minute."
Kiri walked away, and Siena was left alone to think things over. Everything
that had happened that day seemed so strange and unreal. But what was the most
shocking to her was what she had learned about her dreams. She had always thought
that she was special to have such a power, and now she felt so ordinary. But
maybe there were other things that made her different. All of the pets had to
be talented in some way to help stop the faerie on the space station. Siena
didn't need magic to be able to help.
"Siena," a voice called. Siena looked up to
see Chara coming towards her.
"Are you coming?" Chara asked. "Everyone's waiting
"Yeah," Siena said. "But first, I have something
of yours." Siena took off the silver bracelet that she was wearing, and handed
it to her friend.
"Thank you," Chara said, putting it on. "Siena,
do you think that the Skeith and the faerie will ever attack us again?"
"I don't think so," Siena said, "but I guess
we can't really be sure. We shouldn't worry about that now."
"Yeah," Chara said. "We'd better get going before
all the food's gone. Come on, I'll race you there."
"Alright," Siena said, smiling. She got up and
started to run. She didn't know what would happen next, or what the group would
do after this. But even after a day like this one, she was always ready for
more surprises. As long as the group was together, everything would be alright.