|Cody hated the Month of Relaxing. Or rather, he hated what the Month of Relaxing had turned into. After the re-discovery of Altador, the Altador Cup had been occurring annually. And Cody hated it. "How am I supposed to relax when everyone is so excited everywhere I go?" the red Chia was fond of grumbling to himself.
Leisurely trips to the beach were ruined by children playing Yooyuball in the sand. Normally peaceful hiking trails were filled with the chatter of people discussing the game results. Even trips to the Food Shop saw daily editions of the Neopian Times with match results at the end of every aisle.
And Cody had had enough.
"What are you doing?" a voice asked from his doorway as Cody angrily threw clothes into a suitcase. It was his little sister, Katie.
"I'm going on vacation," Cody answered.
"Where to?" Katie asked. "Can I come?"
"You can if you want, but you wouldn't like it. You see," Cody announced, "I am going to search for the one place in Neopia where NO ONE talks about the Altador Cup..."
Date: Jun 11th
"Good luck with that," the Faerie Chia replied. "You would have to travel all the way to Jelly World or some forgotten place."
Cody stormed out of his home while his sister laughed at the notion of a place where no one has heard of the Altador Cup exists.
As Cody hopped on his bike a certain dark faerie observed the bitter Chia with interest. The dark faerie was none other than the fabled Jennumara, the faerie who stole Baelia's wings.
"How interesting. Someone who hates the Altador Cup as much as I do," Jennumara said to herself. "How is a dark faerie like myself supposed to turn Neopia grey with all this excitement. Maybe that Chia could be of use to me and goal to turn Neopia grey.
Date: Jun 11th
"Ahhhh!" yelled the Red Chia.
Cody did not see the rocks in front of him that he collided with in an almighty crash.
With his bike on one side of the pathway and the contents of his suitcase askew, Cody had no idea just what to do.
He tried to compose himself and picked himself up. Packing his clothes back into his suitcase, he realised that one of the wheels from his bike was missing.
From a distance, a beautiful, young yellow Chia walked towards him. She was rolling something with one hand but Cody could not exactly see what it was.
"I believe this is yours?" said the yellow Chia.
"My wheel!" exclaimed the red Chia.
"Thank you! My name is Cody."
"Hi! I'm Je-, Jeannie." a funny shade of red swept over her cheeks...
Date: Jun 12th
Cody offered Jeannie a smile and thought it was only fair and the right thing to do to introduce himself in return. "Hello, Jeannie. I'm Cody."
The yellow Chia eyed the suitcase and pointed, "where are you going? Are you running away from home?"
"N-no! I just don't want to be anywhere near the Altador Cup. Looking for somewhere peaceful."
Jeannie covered her mouth and giggled before replying, "good luck with that." Before Cody could become deflated with what she just said, she adds in. "But you know what? I may just know of a place...it's my secret hideout."
Date: Jun 13th
"A secret hideout..." Cody questioned, "without anything having to do with the Altador Cup?"
Jeannie smiled and nodded, and gestured for Cody to follow her. After excitedly stuffing his items back into his suitcase and pulling his bike to an upright position again, he ran after her.
Together the two walked and talked about how all the Altador Cup excitement could get annoying after a while. As it turns out, Jeannie isn't quite fond of the annual games either.
Eventually, the pair reached Jeannie's secret hideout. Jeannie opened the small door for Cody, and he slipped inside, squinting through the murky darkness of the room before him.
"H-hey, Jeannie," Cody stammered, stumbling over a pillow or something he couldn't see, "it's really dark in your hideout.."
"That's right," agreed a different voice behind him. A smooth voice, yet slightly unsettling in a way Cody couldn't quite figure out. Then he heard a lock...
Date: Jun 13th
Cody turned around, and saw a dark bellowing figure behind him where Jeannie should of stood.
“W-who are you?” Cody managers to stammer. As he backed away, Cody tripped over something and landed with a thud.
The figure moved closer to him, and became clearer. “A faerie?” Cody murmured under his breath.
“That’s right,” said the shadowy faerie, “I’m Jennumara, the great dark faerie. I’m going to ruin the Altador Cup,” she reached out her hand to Cody, “and you’re going to help me”
Date: Jun 14th