It was one of those days again. Jenniola looked out of her
bedroom window at the continuous rain. The sky was dark and the wind howled, rattling
her bedroom window. This weather was unusual for May. Neopia Central was normally
a sunny, bright place where the sounds of happy voices could be heard in the background.
"What do to, what to do?" she said quietly to
herself. She drummed her hoof on her head and looked around her room. There
was nothing at all to do. The toys that I had bought her were either scattered
on her bedroom floor broken or jammed into her wardrobe... broken.
She looked out of her window again. It was raining
heavy but Jenniola wasn't one for staying indoors. She loved to be out, galloping
over meadows, walking through luscious forests and... causing mischief at the
best of the times. The stormy weather was no longer an issue for her anymore.
She was going out no matter what. Gathering her bright yellow raincoat and green
wellies, she headed downstairs.
"Are you mad?" I said as she came into the living
room. "I know you like going outside at the best of times but can't you see
it's raining cats and dogs out there?"
"I don't care!" she yelled as she opened the
front door and slammed it shut behind her.
A gust of wind nearly swept Jenniola off her
feet as she stepped outside onto the soggy ground. The raindrops splashed onto
her raincoat and into her eyes and the cold air rushed through her fur. There
was nobody else outside and Jenniola felt lonely. Maybe it wasn't such a good
idea to go outside after all.
Suddenly, Jenniola saw something in the distance.
Is that a rainbow? she thought to herself. It definitely looked like
a rainbow to her. The sun wasn't shining though and even Candy would be able
to work out that a rainbow only came out when the sun was shining. It was vibrant,
almost blinding. Jenniola was intrigued by the spectacular sight and decided
to follow it.
The rain was starting to subside as Jenniola
made her way closer to the rainbow. She had never seen anything quite like this
before in her life. It was magnificent. A thought entered her mind that made
her heart beat ten times faster. She had heard that a pot of Neopoints would
await any Neopet who made it to the end of a rainbow. Her mind was set. She
would get to the end of the rainbow, grab the pot of Neopoints and be rich for
the rest of her life. It wasn't worth thinking about at all; she had to do it.
As she made her way closer, it started to get
warmer. It was as if the light of the rainbow was radiating heat. Birds were
now singing in the trees and the rain was beginning to die down. The clouds
began to disappear and before long the sun came out. The rainbow seemed to outshine
the sun and together, they made Jenniola feel like she was in heaven.
"I'm nearly at the end of the rainbow!" gasped
Jenniola excitedly. By now she was directly under the rainbow. As she looked
up into the sky, a spectre of magnificent colours greeted her eyes. When she
looked directly in front it looked like the end of the rainbow was miles away.
I can't expect getting rich to be easy she thought to herself.
She continued to walk onwards towards the end
of the rainbow. Even though the journey would take a while, she felt it would
be a joyous one. After all, it wasn't every day you had the chance to walk under
As she looked around, Jenniola was unaware of
her surroundings. She was no longer in Neopia Central but in a vast plain where
the meadows were composed of the most vibrant colours. The sun was still shining,
but instead of white rays shining down through the milky white clouds, each
ray was coloured like a rainbow.
After gazing at the spectacular scenery, Jenniola
was unaware that she had reached the end of the rainbow. It was only when she
saw the golden pot in front of her that she came to her senses. The pot was
glittering. Thoughts of being rich entered the young Ixi's mind. The thought
of living in a huge mansion with a huge garden overwhelmed her. The thought
of having lots of money intrigued her more and more.
Jenniola looked into the pot. She gasped. Inside
the pot wasn't money but the strangest and most colourful fruits she had ever
seen in her life. There were at least a dozen of them and each one was the same
shape and size of an orange. She cautiously picked one up and examined it closely.
She had never seen anything like it before. She slowly lifted it to her face
and sniffed it. The smell was glorious. It was as sweet as candy yet as vibrant
as the strongest fragrance.
"Eat it," whispered a voice. "Eat it and marvellous
things will happen."
Jenniola gasped and dropped the fruit she was
holding back into the golden pot. She looked around expecting to see somebody
but found nothing; nothing but the brilliant colours of the scenery surrounding
her. Again she heard the voice.
"Eat it," it whispered in the same voice as
Jenniola, being one to take chances without
thinking of the consequences, plunged her hoof into the pot and took out a fruit.
She then bit into it. It was the most beautiful tasting fruit she had ever sampled.
It was tangy, sour, sweet and bitter all rolled into one.
"Are you enjoying that?"
Jenniola's heart gave an almighty lurch. Stood
beside her was a rainbow Ixi. Her eyes glinted in the colourful sunlight and
her mouth curved upwards into a smile. Something made Jenniola trust this Ixi.
Looking into those eyes, Jenniola replied to the rainbow Ixi's question.
"This fruit, it's very nice. What's it called?"
"It's a Rainbow Fruit. They're a magical fruit,
not many people have come across. Do you know why they are magical, Jenniola?"
Jenniola was amazed by the fact that she knew
her name, but knew better than to ask questions.
"No," she replied in wonderment.
"These fruits give the consumer the ability
to make a wish. If you just take one bite then you can have the one thing you
most desire. You can be rich if you wish, you can be invisible, you can even
have the ability to fly. It's up to you. Now then Jenniola"- her eyes twinkled
more than ever before- "close your eyes and make a wish. Keep it to yourself
however, or you wish shall not be granted."
Jenniola's heart fluttered. She closed her eyes
and thought and thought. What did she want more than anything in the world?
I've got it! She thought. I want to be ri... no. No I don't want to
be rich, I don't. What do I want more than anything else in the world? She
thought back to events in her life; something she would want to change. I've
got it! She closed her eyes tight. I wish for all of my broken toys to
Jenniola opened her eyes wide. The rainbow Ixi
had vanished. The pot and fruits too had vanished into thin air. Suddenly, a
golden light surrounded Jenniola startling her. It was like a dream. The rainbow,
the beautiful scenery, it was all fading. The golden light was getting brighter
and brighter and brighter. She closed her eyes again. When she opened them she
was sitting on her bed. She looked around. The toys which were broken on the
floor were no longer there. She looked at the closet. Every toy was stacked
neatly on top of each as good as new.
"It really works!" gasped Jenniola in astonishment.
"It really works!"
She jumped off her bed and grabbed the blue
Lupe plushie which had had no head before. She held on to it and hugged it expecting
it to disintegrate. It never did though, it was real. Her toys had all been
She clambered back onto her bed and looked out
of the window. It was pouring with rain just as before. She looked in the sky
for the rainbow but there was none. Jenniola had the feeling that it would be
a once in a lifetime event, but one that would be in her memory forever and
ever. She would never forget about this special day.