When I woke up, I found I had fallen asleep on the sofa.
I stretched and yawned showing my sharp canines. I noticed Maylas wasn’t home
“Geesh, I didn’t think he was that mad,” I said
I cooked a light breakfast of bacon. I was going
to have to head out and look for a job. As I chewed on a slice, I heard the
front door open a close. I looked up to see Maylas running in with a grin on
“Guess what?” he said almost running out of
breath. I was afraid to ask.
“What?” I said not interested.
“I know where Balthazar is!” he exclaimed. I
“Yeah right. How? Did you see him just walking
around or something?” I asked sarcastically.
Maylas looked proud through my insult.
“Actually, no. I went to the Haunted Woods and
did a request for Edna. But I made a deal with her. Instead of giving me a prize
like always, I asked her to tell me where Balthazar was hiding. She agreed and
now I know!” he explained happily.
“And where, by chance, did you get the money
to go to the Haunted Woods and the money to buy the items for Edna?” I asked
him. Maylas grin faded from his face.
“Well, uh, you see, I didn’t have the money
on me so...” he drifted off there.
“So?” I growled giving him my Lupe stare.
“So I borrowed some from the bank account,”
he said the last part in a whisper but my Lupe ears picked it up. My anger immediately
“Maylas...” I growled angrily. I could feel
my fangs beginning to poke out from my muzzle. My ears becoming bigger.
“Colbolt, remember your anger and trigger the
transformation,” Maylas cautioned. I wasn’t paying attention.
“Just, pray tell, how much is left in the bank?”
I growled my voice getting deeper.
Maylas began to back away.
“A little more than five hundred Neopoints,”
he squeaked out.
I felt the transformation complete. I chased
after Maylas as he ran. I quickly cornered him and held him up by his neck.
“I should kill you!” I growled fiercely. Maylas
struggled in my grip.
“Colbolt, remember! I’m your brother!” he squeaked
out. I released him and let him fall to the ground. I was in control the whole
time but just really ticked off at Maylas for spending most of our money on
I regressed back to my normal Lupe self and
slouched into a couch.
“Colbolt. I’m really sorry for do it but now
we can easily make it back! I know where Balthazar and we can catch him!” he
said standing in front of me.
“Then why don’t we just tell the police about
it?” I said.
Maylas shifted his gaze away. I sighed.
“Another part of Edna’s bargain?” I growled.
“Yeah. I can’t tell the police or I’ll be cursed,”
he said sadly.
“Fine, when are we going to go there?” I said
knowing it wasn’t going to be easy.
“Go where?” Moon said walking in. Khell was
right behind her with a bandage on his paw.
“Maylas wants to go and capture Balthazar and
recover the Faeries,” I told her.
“And Colbolt can use the faeries powers to return
himself to a regular Lupe,” Maylas added.
“Can we come?” Khell asked.
“Maylas has already spent most of our money
just for us two,” I answered feeling a bit angry still a Maylas.
“Don’t worry! Moon has lots of money! She won
10,000 NP at the Wheel of Excitement!” Khell exclaimed out loud. Moon glared
at him angrily.
“It was just a lucky spin,” she protested. I
felt a little jealous at Moon since I had been spinning it and only winning
200 to 500 NP.
“Fine, you can come but you pay your own way.
And bring some weapons along,” I told them. Moon and Khell left.
To be continued...