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||Issue: 805 | 10th day of Storing, Y19
|We Ought Never To Have Done It: Part SevenIn the clearing, there stands a shovel.
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|A trip to the Seven Wonders of the (Neopian) World: Part FiveArriving at the Deserted Fairground, Seamus felt a sense of dread. He had been warned about how run-down it was, but he wasn't expecting it to be quite this run-down.|
|The Dark Faeries' Plot: Part SixIn a dimly-lit dead end in the dungeons below the Faerie Palace, the six Dark Faeries advanced on the trio of Neopets, arranging themselves in an arc and raising their hands as if to begin their spell.|
|The Magical Transporter: Part ThreeCalleigh and Amy couldn’t go any further through the forest. The path became so small that there was no way through. |
|My Childhood Neohome: Part FourThe Cake is a Lie!|
|Skipping School:Part FourCages. Hundreds of cages. And each held a separate Neopet, either knocked out, coughing, in pain, or in some way immobilized. It was heartbreaking to witness.|
|Clara Chatham Shenkuu Plot: Part TwoClara Chatham learns more about Lunar Temple Keepers |
|Defenders of Neopia - Where They've Been: Part ThreeIn the command room, red lights were blinking all over the console. One of the guards spun around in their chair and glanced at the monitors. He chose one and zoomed in. |
|AAA and Abigails Astounding Race: Part TwoSo if your opponent has passed first, the light will already be green! But at least you’ll know you’re going the right direction. |
|Ballindalloch: Part ThreeHer bedroom still had pieces of flowered yellow wallpaper clinging to it, and as far as Avery was concerned, this was as good a reason as any to assume that her room was the last to have been worked on before the family had left. |
|Hitomi the Witch: Part TwoWAIT, I DID WHAT EXACTLY?|
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"Ballindalloch: Part Three" by dewdropzz
"Mom, guess what? I found another carving in my room today!"
"Yeah, like the one in the kitchen! Remember last night?"
"I remember. What does it say?"
As her mother sat with a cup of tea on the infamous couch in the Catchall Room, which was beginning to look more and more like a living room — Carleigh Larkin must have been busy this morning — it took all of Avery's physical and emotional resolve to keep her feet firmly planted on the ground. "Do you want to see it?" she beamed, excitement pulsing through her ever-escalating voice.
"I'll come see it after I finish my tea. What does it say?" her mother repeated the question.
"It says Maybelline! M-a-y-b..." A short pause. "...e-l-i-n-e. May-buh-leen. Unless it's line, like a straight line. I like to say it May-buh-leen."
"Maybelline," the red Xweetok tried the word out. She seemed to like it. "It's pretty." She smiled. "I wonder what it means."
"It's a name, Mom!" Avery chortled. "The name of a kid — a girl!"
Carleigh's smile faded a bit, and her face turned quizzical. "How do you know it's the name of a kid?"
Avery narrowed her eyes in a noble attempt at a sarcastic expression. "Mom, would you or Dad carve your name into a wall?"
"Don't be smart, Avery," her mother rebuked.
"You always say that. Do you want me to be dumb?"
Carleigh scrunched up her nose and blew out through her mouth. "You are so going to be in for it one day, missy." We should take the time to note that that 'one day' Avery was going to be 'in for it' had been coming for a long, long time.
Suddenly a thought came over the little smart-aleck: a thought that had breezed into her mind for a brief moment before she had been fully conscious, and had breezed out just as quickly.
The shadows swirled around her like water escaping down a drain. They screeched at her, taunting her very existence.
|Just A Normal Day In Neovia|
It was a normal depressing morning in Neovia. Grey clouds that threatened rain hung low in the sky as Shopkeepers were unlocking their doors and greeting each other as they started their days in the foggy streets of Neovia.