Jhudora's Weakness: Part Two
"This is so awesome!"
"Yo, d'ya think there are any baddies for me
to beat up?"
"Oh. My. Gosh. Like, this is totally gonna ruin
I gave up. I sat down on a log and banged my
head on a tree.
We were in some kind of jungle/rainforest. It
was tropical, there were vines and huge trees formed a canopy way above our
heads. Two screeching Myncis ran along a branch.
I wondered what Jhudora had in store for us.
Then, Nina, ever the intelligent one, spoke up.
"According to a book I was reading, there are
usually ancient civilizations in unexplored parts of Neopia."
"Yeah, I think that would, like, totally apply
to us," KK said sarcastically.
I was surprised. I didn't think she even knew
what being sarcastic meant, let along be able to use that tone of voice.
I sighed, and stood up.
"Well, we may as well explore."
"Yes!" Blue jumped up and scaled a tree, her
Kougra claws digging into the bark.
When she came down, I chided her for her foolishness.
"We don't know anything about this place. The
inhabitants may be savages, or even cannibals. From now on, we all stick together."
"Yo, dudes, which way do we go?"
I rolled my eyes. "Why don't we work out where
we are, first?"
"But, like, you totally already told us to explore!"
"Yes, well, everybody is allowed to make mistakes.
Now, lets find out where we are."
"Fine." And so it began.
"We cannot possibly be in Terror Mountain," put
"We, like, aren't in the Lost Desert either."
"We aren't in Faerieland."
"Yo, what about Tyrannia?"
"Nah. Myncis aren't native to Tyrannia."
"I got it!" I snapped my fingers. "Myncis are
native to Mystery Island. Therefore, we must be on Mystery Island!"
"Yes!" gasped Nina, "and if we go in a straight
line, we will eventually come to the ocean, and we can then follow it to the
Tiki Tours boat place!"
Happily, we all set off. But we didn't realize
how hard it would be. We tripped over many roots, found places so thick with
trees we couldn't get through, KK shrieked so many times because her mane was
caught, or her hoof was chipped and the vines kept getting in our way. We got
so exhausted and dehydrated we became delusional. We all seemed to think that
the forest was out to get us, though the way things were going, it probably
KK tripped over another root, and it was enough
for her. She became hysterical. She fell down sobbing and laughing.
"Isn't it funny?" She half laughed, half sobbed.
"We were rich, now we are lost, and I-" she burst into a fit of giggles, choking
"KK!" I gasped.
Just then I realized I was clutching a vanilla
"OH, guess what everybody! I have a milkshake!"
Everyone clamoured to get at it, except KK, who
was still lying on the ground, sobbing now.
"No! Everybody gets an equal proportion," I stated.
Thereafter, I let each of my four Neopets have
a sip, then had a sip myself and threw away the empty container, finding it
We continued on our journey, only slightly refreshed.
We traveled around, and the jungle never seemed to end. By the end of the day,
we were lost, tired, and had no want to go on.
"Like, I totally need my beauty sleep!"
"Yo, even if there were baddies, I'm too tired
to fight them."
"Geez, I never thought adventuring would be so
"Some studies I did stated that you need a certain
amount of sleep to stay sane."
"Okay you guys, how about if we explore for one
more half hour? If we don't find anything, then we can look for a safe place
Personally, I was really tired as well, but I
didn't like the prospect of having to sleep in the wilderness. I had never been
camping, and that probably had something to do with it. But seeing as how my
pets and friends were so tired, I figured I may as well let up a bit. But first
I needed to make sure sleeping in the wilderness was a second alternative to
sleeping in a bed in some sort of civilization.
"It sounds agreeable to me."
So we set off yet again. About twenty minutes
later, we reached a clearing. Inside the clearing sat a faerie. A grey faerie,
chained to a stump and looking very dejected. Nina felt very sorry for her,
and started forward. Blue climbed a tree and walked on long limbs, crossing
to different trees, until she was over top of the faerie.
Back where I was, Ro began to growl. She was
suspicious of the faerie. KK told me she needed some accessories for her outfit.
I burst out laughing.
When Nina reached the faerie, she began to sympathetically
"What happened? Who are you? Who did this to
The faerie smiled slightly, a tear rolling down
"I used to be the queen. Fyora was a simple maid,
but I liked her. She was good, and kind. Then, one day I made a huge mistake.
I went by myself to see the dark faeries, and try and make peace with them.
I left Fyora in charge of the castle, to have her rule as queen, until I returned.
The dark faeries combined their magic and took away mine, chaining me to this
stump. But if I were to be free, I would let Fyora continue to be queen, and
would myself visit everywhere on Neopia, helping young Neopets in need."
She smiled again, "I decided that years ago."
I walked up to her. "Maybe we can help."
"There's more of you?" the faerie gasped.
I nodded, and KK trotted elegantly over to me,
Ro stalked towards me and Blue came down the tree and stood with me.
"We'll help you, or at least try, but can you
please tell me where we are?"
"This is the realm of Jhudora, and other dark
faeries. Jhudora's dream is to populate it with pets, turn them into zombies,
and use them to take over the world. She has already teleported a tribe of savage
Myncis here. You all are the first civilized pets. I'm afraid you are in grave
All my pets gasped, then Ro bravely spoke up.
"Yo, dude, I can defeat anything she throws at
The faerie let another tear roll down her cheek.
"Not so, brave one. I'm afraid she's much more
powerful than you think."
"The sooner I get, like, home the better. I,
like, totally need a trip to the, like, grooming parlour!"
"I guess we aren't on mystery island, are we?"
Before the faerie could respond, there was another
burst of purple light, and the flaming Meerca appeared, the same Meerca that
Ro had lost to, last night.
Ro leapt into action, somehow her battle items
appeared out of nowhere. She threw an immense rubber axe of doom and a seasonal
battle duck at the Meerca, at the same time conjuring up a fireball. Ya, you
know the saying; fight fire with fire. Then, Ro whipped out her Scamander blade
and jumped at the Meerca, slashing, while throwing the rubber axe again. She
healed a few points, and eventually, she won. I was so proud of her!
Ro panted, and I could see she was injured. The
faerie looked at me and said "Crush the leaves from the this tree," She gestured
behind her, "and spread the juice on her wounds. In a few hours, she'll be good
as she ever was."
Smiling, I graciously thanked her, and applied
the moisture on Ro.
"I think we had better be going," said Nina,
"We have to find a place to sleep."
I agreed with her, and told the former queen
that we would return tomorrow to plot how to escape this place with her. We
continued our search for a place to sleep, and we found one. It was a nice place.
Three tree's roots seemed to link together, forming almost a gate around a slight
hollow in the ground. I lay myself down, and Nina curled up with me. KK slept
on her feet, standing beside us. Ro slept in a ball under KK, and Blue slept
above us all in the nook of a tree.
It took us a while to fall asleep, because we
kept imagining that the wind was voices, and the trees looked frightening…just
as scary as the haunted woods, only worse, because we didn't know how to escape.
When we awoke, we didn't want to open our eyes.
I heard Blue gasp, then she sprang out of the tree. She shook me awake.
Grumpily, I forced open my eyes and rubbed the
sleep from them. "What, Blue? I'm tired, and I just want to sleep."
"Mom!" she gasped, "We're surrounded!"
To be continued…