“No, it must be my shock. I never had one,” I said quickly.
The Aisha looked over me quickly and then walked off.
I decided I should head home and explain to
Maylas what happened.
On my way home, I didn’t notice Moon run up
from behind me.
“Colbolt, what happened to your shop?” she asked
as she caught up to me.
“Someone burned it down and made it look like
a misconnected wire,” I said angrily trying to figure out who. No one knew I
had the Faerie. No one but me.
“Who would want to do that?” she asked.
“I don’t know but they were after one thing.
The Faerie I had,” I said bitterly.
Moon looked shocked.
“You had a Faerie? Did you report it?” she exclaimed.
“No, they didn’t believe me when I first asked
them about finding it.” I began to think about what Maylas had said about it
being Balthazar. It could be, but he hasn’t been seen in such a long time. I
turned a corner and went onto Gouru Road. My house was just a few blocks away.
Moon was quiet the rest of the way.
When my house came into view I sighed and thought
how I was going to tell Maylas about the shop. We had no way of making money
now. Whatever was in the bank was left.
Suddenly, a Faerie Gelert came falling out of
the sky and slammed into a tree. Moon was horrified. She went running to her
younger sibling’s side. Khellondros was a Faerie Gelert and not a bright on
“Khell! Are you alright?” Moon said lifting
up the fallen Gelert.
“Yeah. But these stupid trees keep getting in
my way. I think they’re doing it on purpose just to pick on me,” Khell said
rubbing his head. Moon rolled her eyes.
“Well, now I’ve had it with them.”
Khell went over to the tree and poked it in
the middle. He pulled it back suddenly and grabbed his paw.
“Ow! You’re a cheat! I can’t even find your
eye and you hurt me!” Khell was furious. I was glad he hadn’t poked himself.
“Come on Khell. I’ll bandage your paw at home,”
Moon said annoyed yet trying to be nice to her brother.
“Okay Moon.” Khell began to walk away. Then,
he whispered to the tree, “I’ll get you later,” and caught up with Moon.
I chuckled to myself and went home.
Maylas was quite surprised to see me in the
morning still. And horror stricken when I told him about the shop.
“But, but, how will we make np?” he asked already
trying to calculate the bills and thinking over everything. I knew some stuff
would have to go too. I picked up the over due payment on the sofa I still hadn’t
“Well, we still have enough money to make it
through this month but after that...” I didn’t bother to finish.
Maylas bowed his head sadly. Then he perked
up right away with a gleam of hope in his eyes.
“There IS a way to make np easily!” he exclaimed.
I looked at him puzzled.
“We just have to catch Balthazar! There’s a
reward out for the thief of the Faeries and whoever captures him gets 200,000np!”
“Maylas, no. No one knows who it is and Balthazar
has been gone for years. Let the idea drop,” I growled angrily. It was useless.
Maylas shot a puff of smoke at me angrily and stomped out of the house. I sighed
and decided to put my left over battle items away. I would have to sell them
eventually if I wanted to keep everything. I opened the closet door before the
thought came back into my mind.
I do want to be a normal Lupe again.
I stood there looking at the items.
No, Balthazar has been gone for years. There’s
no chance I could find him. I argued to myself.
But the reward money, and the chance to fight
in the Battledome again. You know you want to.
Whatever that other voice said in my head was
right. But I slammed the door to the closet and felt the voice disappear. I
shuddered and decided to sleep.
To be continued...