Snow Way Out: Part One
I was padding softly through my huge NeoHome. Although I could afford much
more, torches filled the house as lighting, because I liked the effect. I looked
into the rooms of my two pets, Moonshine132000 (Moonshine) and Starshimmer132000
(Starshimmer), to make sure they were sleeping. Reassured, I continued, my feet
making almost no noise on the soft carpeting. At the end of the long hallway,
I came to the only room in my house that revealed my true wealth. As a movie
star, I had tons of NP, but this was the only room made of gold. All the rest
were of simple brick. Sighing, I sat in one of the soft chairs, and settled
in. Moving only my hand, I lit all the torches in the room. Looking at my hand,
which had webbing between the fingers, I thought back to the day Iíd gotten
webbed hands, Faerie wings, and the psychic powers I had now...
I was walking around Neopian central. My pets, Moonshine and Starshimmer, were
a little ahead of me. They knew we were going to a little Theme Park Iíd found.
As we passed the Rainbow Pool, I saw a boy, about my age, with a little blue
Wocky. "Ooh, Duplica, letís watch him get painted. Can we, please?" asked Moonshine.
"I guess so." I answered, and we walked over. I was interested, because Iíd
never actually seen a pet get painted. I leaned over the pool, hanging on to
a tree by the side. The boy pulled out a potion. From where I was, I could just
barely see that it was a Nimmo Morphing potion. I guessed that the boy wanted
a Nimmo. He gave his Wocky the potion, and the Wocky drank some. Then, when
the boyís back was turned, it poured the rest of the potion into the Pool and
made a face.
Just then, the Wockyís fur and tail were sucked into its body, like spaghetti,
and in only a few seconds, the blue Wocky was a green Nimmo. The boy turned
back with a Faerie Paintbrush in his hand. He tossed it into the Pool, and the
Nimmo jumped in, too. I leaned in to get a better view, and suddenly my hand
I fell into the pool. Gasping in shock, I found that instead of choking, I
felt a weird electricity flow through me, until I felt like I would burst. My
shoulders and fingers itched. Then, I shot toward the surface. Pulling myself
out of the water, I noticed my fingers had become webbed. Moonshine and Starshimmer
were staring at me. Craning my head, I looked behind me. On my shoulders, fluttering
gently in the breeze, was a pair of translucent wings.
"I have wings?" I said breathlessly. Then, "I have WINGS!" I jumped up, and
almost automatically, my wings fluttered, and then I was FLYING! "I can FLY!
Woo-hoo!" Reaching down I grabbed Starshimmer, and Moonshine flew beside me.
Moving around a little, I found a more comfortable position. Moving things
using only my mind was the final lesson that the old Nimmo master had taught
me. It was the last mind-trick any Nimmo would have learned, and my psychic
powers were equal to that of any Nimmo. This was because when I had gasped in
the pool, I had accidentally drank some of the Nimmo Morphing potion the Wocky
had dumped in.
"Lucky it was diluted by the water, otherwise I might be green!" I laughed
softly to myself. I just couldnít figure out why I couldnít sleep. I felt uncomfortable,
despite my squirming, for some reason. Suddenly, I realised it was the feelings
of a pet. A pet I knew fairly well, judging by the strength of the feelings.
I gave up on sleep. Instead, I thought about my powers. With my pets, and for
some reason, LilDanish, Rykaniís red Kougra, I could nearly read minds. Often,
when Ry and I were hanging out together, I would catch Moonshine or Daniís thoughts
about some pet that was walking (or flying) by, and giggle.
In other pets, depending on how well I knew them, I could sense their feelings.
Luckily, the Nimmo master had taught me how to control my powers, so I didnít
sense all the pets that walked by. I could move things with my mind, and I sometimes
had visions of the future.
I turned my thoughts to the movie I was working on. A famous director, Jess_director,
had come to Neopian Central to choose a star for his new movie. Starshimmer
had insisted I try out, so I did. After making it to the second round, I had
been given 20,000 NP, and I had used half of it to buy a Yellow Acara Morphing
Potion to turn back Starshimmer. Starshimmer had played with a Magical Red Meerca
Plushie, and had turned into a Red Meerca.
In the second round, contestants had to show their ability to sing, recite
and dance. I was given 5,000,000 NP, and if I did well in this movie, Iíd get
a contract. Plus, even if I didnít get the contract, every time the movie was
shown in a theater or rented, Iíd get 25,000 NP in royalties. I was thinking
so hard I didnít even realise the feeling of fear had gone away. Finally, I
drifted off to sleep.
"Duplica, wake up! Iím HUNGRY!" I woke to Moonshine yelling and sunlight streaming
through the windows. Flapping my wings a few times to loosen them up, I headed
to the kitchen.
To be continued...