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The Neopian Times Week 96 > Continuing Series > So You Want to be a Faerie: Part Five

So You Want to be a Faerie: Part Five

by superixionffx

"AIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" Nexxus screamed as he flew out of the black opening. "A Dark Faerie!!!"

     His face was scratched and his paw was bleeding.

     "A Dark Faerie? Where?"

     "Here, that's where," came a dark voice.

     A Dark Faerie emerged from the darkness, hair shiny and purple, lipstick green and vile-looking. "Your pesky Neopet ruined everything. Now stand aside while I finish him off!!"

     "No," I said as I stood in front of Nexxus, defending.

     "Fool!!" the Dark Faerie spat. "I am Ahlora, the greatest Dark Faerie that ever lived!!"

     She fired a blast of dark energy at me with her wand. I deflected it with a solid barrier of light, sending it back to Ahlora.

     Ahlora howled with pain and fury as her own spell hit her. But she was not finished with me yet. "Away with this scoundrel, she's hurt me enough," Ahlora whispered in a threatening tone. "Steal her power to make me tough!!"

     A black mist streamed from her wand, and I whispered a spell of my own, "Air, Earth, Water, Fire, make this Faerie lose desire..."

     White flames erupted from my wand and devoured Ahlora's spell. They sent shockwaves up her arms and she screamed, a horrible sound that chilled my bones.

     I watched the flames devour her mind and she collapsed to the ground in a heap. "Disappear," I whispered, and Ahlora vanished.

     I turned to face Nexxus, and quickly healed his wounds. "What happened exactly?" I asked him.

     "Long story," he said. "I'll tell you later."

     Then he left the room.

     "Nexxus has wings?!?!" Dagger asked.

     "All my pets do," I told her. "They're gifts from the Faerie Queen."

     I glanced over at the dark opening. It had lit up considerably, and was by far the lightest thing in the room.

     Inside were three Petpets: an Airax, a winged Snowbunny, and a Searex. They were all caged and looked miserable and poorly treated.

     "The poor things," I said, walking into the room.

     I carefully unlatched each cage. The winged Snowbunny and the Airax flew out at once; the Searex stayed inside, looking at me fearfully.

     "It's okay," I coaxed the little Searex out of her cage and into my hand.

     Shiva moved forward and gently scooped up the Searex. "I'll name you Lyra," she said, smiling. Lyra cuddled against Shiva and went to sleep, smiling contentedly.

     "Lightspeed, Laser!!" I called, and the two Neopets came to me at once.

     Their eyes widened with delight as they leaped up into the air, trying to catch the airborne Petpets.

     When the Petpets were finally caught, Laser was the proud owner of Snowy the Snowbunny, and Lightspeed had become very good friends with Crossbow, his new Airax.

     I asked Dagger if she would like to stay for dinner, but she said that she needed to feed her own NeoPets. I teleported her back to her NeoHome, and then I was alone again on an island with my Neopets.

***

Two weeks had passed.

     It was afternoon, and I mounted Shiva to pay a visit to the pink Gelert and her owner.

     I began to knock on their NeoHome door, until I realized that that wasn't a grand enough entrance.

     So I decided on appearing right in front of the owner.

     "Hello," I said pleasantly. "Do you have my paint brush?"

     "Yes, we do," said the pink Gelert who entered the room, carrying a large paper bag.

     "Thank you so much!!" I said, and, opening the bag, found a lovely split paint brush inside.

     I handed the Gelert a large cardboard box, then held my breath, hoping that she'd like it.

     The Gelert suspiciously opened up the box. "Oh!!" she exclaimed when she saw what was inside. "Look, xxx_sari_xxx!! A Polarchuck!! Just what I always wanted!!!"

     The pink Gelert beamed at me. "Oh, thank you Miss Faerie!!! Thank you very much!!! I'll name him Chuckie."

     Xxx_sari_xxx smiled warmly at me. I smiled back.

     "Thank you," she said.

     "Thank you," I said, and we both laughed.

     I had found a new friend.

***

Three days later, I had a big party at my new home and invited all my NeoFriends.

     Dagger arrived first, with Rai, Storm, Diablo, Xena, and their PetPets.

     Then came chiddy10, forevershoyru, npetsfan4ever, smallcreampuff, and xxx_sari_xxx along with their Neopets (get ready for a long list): 666__ShArP__666, Tristan_Kelly, alien_gurrl, Dragon_112502, Speed_31603, NeoGruno_001, NeoShoyrie_1, Cookie_Dough_Cake, Hot_Chili_Peper, Straberrie_Lemonade, mandrine_orange, Jewelz4312, x___Lightning___x, x___Sweet___x, and xxx__Thunder__xxx.

     I pulled out an old Tree Stump Table and passed out Dandelion and Brudock Drinks to everyone, along with my special recipe of Caramel Volcano Cake.

     After pulling up chairs for everyone to sit on, I sent all the pets off to play on the beach while the owners talked.

     The talk was very boring and dull, just about silly rumours that had spread throughout Neopia.

     After eating my fifth slice of cake I got up from my chair, excused myself from the table, shifted into my Neopet form, and joined the other Neopets in a lively game of tag.

     I splashed around in the golden water, letting my tongue hang out as I loped around, dodging other Neopets that tried to tag me. It was fun, until I became very tired.

     I trotted over to a lone rock that sat in the ocean, just big enough for me to sit on.

     Making sure I was alone, I summoned the wind serpent once again.

     The dragon came, landing in the water beside me. It folded its wings, and looked at me with kind eyes.

     I mounted, and the serpent spiraled up; up into endless space.

     I buried my nose into the dragon's mane for oxygen as we rushed past nebulas, stars, planets, and galaxies at incredible speed, far faster than the speed of light.

     There is something I must show you. The dragon's voice sounded through my mind.

     A few minutes later we stood in front of a large shrine, like Coltzan's, only silver in color, and it was surrounded in snow.

     "Yeah, so what?" I shoved my hands into my pockets.

     Climb up to the top of the shrine.

     I climbed up, and up, and up, until I reached the top. The air was thin and it was so cold that I shivered. I absentmindedly shifted into a Snow Faerie. It felt much better in this form.

     "What now?" I called down to the serpent.

     "Wait, you fool!!" the serpent wasn't speaking. It was someone... very close...

     "Ahlora!!" I gasped, seeing the Dark Faerie emerge from the curtain of snow. "But you... I thought..."

     "I see my serpent has done well for you," said Ahlora in a venomous tone.

     "Your serpent?" I asked. "What do you mean, your serpent? I summoned it, it's mine!!"

     "Wrong," said Ahlora. "He's mine. He made sure that your serpent was finished off."

     "No..." I turned to the serpent. "Is this true?"

     The serpent nodded. Yes. I led you here to destroy you.

     "Fine then," I said, clenching my fists. "But you can never destroy me. Never."

     "Oh really?" The serpent hurled a ball of ice at me, and I shifted into a Fire Faerie, melting the ice.

     I then shifted into my all-elemental form and rose high up into the air, daring Ahlora and the serpent to follow.

     Ahlora leapt onto the serpent's back and rode after me.

     "I'll out-fly you, Shina!!" Ahlora hurled a gigantic ball of darkness at me.

     The dark energy scorched one of my wings, making it harder to fly.

     I continued my decent upward, and when the air grew thin, I simply cast a spell and I was transformed into an Air Faerie.

     But Ahlora couldn't breathe, and she had changed the serpent's magic to Dark for more energy. There was no way she could get any oxygen.

     "Give up?" I asked.

     "Never!!" Ahlora cried, but she wheezed, even as she said it.

     I sent a gust of icy-cold wind to take away the rest of her oxygen.

     Ahlora fell down to the snow-covered ground, landing with a thump.

     "She's not dead," I told the serpent.

The serpent roared at me, but retreated all the same.

     In a few minutes, they had disappeared once again in the curtain of snow.

***

I stood at the top of the shrine, dagger drawn.

     "Nexxus?" I spoke to the dagger.

     As I expected, the dagger spoke. "Yeah, Shina, where are you?" Nexxus' voice sounded through the dagger. "Everyone's worried."

     "In truth, I don't know."

     "Explain." Nexxus' voice was patient, but I could tell that he was getting worried.

     "The serpent was Ahlora's creation," I told Nexxus. "It brought me here, and Ahlora battled me. I won, but I can't find my way home."

     "Why don't you teleport?" suggested Nexxus.

     "I can't teleport unless I know where I'm teleporting from. Otherwise I'd have been home by now."

     "Oh." Nexxus paused for a moment, thinking. "Can you summon a serpent of your own?"

     "Great idea," I said dryly. "Sure, I'll risk it, let myself be kidnapped again-"

     "Okay, okay, I think I get the message."

     "It's my only hope."

     "Go for it." Nexxus sounded reassuring, and I decided to give it a try.

     Soon I had a wind serpent at my side. He was weaker than Ahlora's, most likely from being captured. Who knows what she did to him, I thought with a shudder.

     "Do you think you can carry me home?" I asked.

     The serpent nodded.

     I swung my leg up over his back and grabbed a handful of mane.

     On the road again.

***

"Shina!!" called a familiar voice.

     I turned to see my younger brother, i_am_87_years_old running toward me.

     (He's not really 87 years old. Don't ask; I have no idea.)

     "I came to see you," he explained, catching his breath. "Chiddy10 told me you were having a party."

     I looked at Chiddy10. She was playing fetch with Tristan_Kelly.

     "Anyway, I came to give you this." My brother handed me an envelope.

     I opened it up, and these words were written inside:

Dear Shina,

You will be pleased to know that you have become a very honorable Faerie by defeating Ahlora. Ahlora has been causing problems all throughout the whole of Neopia, putting curses on NeoPets and their owners.

The faeries have decided this is a very good deed (especially for such a young Faerie) and have requested that you write a story containing the details of how you became a Faerie. Please consider this. Best Regards,

     Fyora, Faerie Queen

     I got out a quill, an ink bottle, and an empty journal, and started to write.

 

The Beginning of the End

Two weeks had passed.

     It was afternoon, and I mounted Shiva to pay a visit to the pink Gelert and her owner.

     I began to knock on their NeoHome door, until I realized that that wasn't a grand enough entrance.

     So I decided on appearing right in front of the owner.

     "Hello," I said pleasantly. "Do you have my paint brush?"

     "Yes, we do." The pink Gelert entered the room, carrying a large paper bag.

     "Thank you so much!!" I said, and, opening the bag, found a lovely Split Paint Brush inside.

     I handed the Gelert a large cardboard box, then held my breath, hoping that she'd like it.

     The Gelert suspiciously opened up the box. "Oh!!" she exclaimed when she saw what was inside. "Look, xxx_sari_xxx!! A Polarchuck!! Just what I always wanted!!!"

     The pink Gelert beamed at me. "Oh, thank you Miss Faerie!!! Thank you very much!!! I'll name him Chickie."

     Xxx_sari_xxx smiled warmly at me. I smiled back.

     "Thank you," she said.

     "Thank you," I said, and we both laughed.

     I had found a new friend.

The End

***

Superixionffx is still a Faerie, and she still lives on a beautiful island with her four Neopets: Shiva7214, Nexxus367, Lightspeed45neo, and Laserbud49. She still has lots of magic and is still learning to harness it. She has not yet painted Lightspeed with a split paint brush, but will do so shortly. She has earned a high rank in healing and runs her own NeoVet office. Superixionffx has treated and cured all with the new disease (which is named Ghost Tear Fever) and has never lost a patient. Feel free to Neomail her if you like, she is very fond of feedback. Thanks!!

     xxx_sari_xxx is a real person, and a very nice one at that. I don't recommend Neomailing her too much because I don't want her getting mad at me for getting all the messages (lol).

     Dagger5101 is a real person, too. She is my best friend both on Neopets and in real life. Neomail her if you want, I'm sure she'll love the attention!!

     Thanks also to these people:

     Leb388 (for the tips on making the Times) Dagger5101 (for being my best friend) My Mom (who is a writer herself) (for giving me some great pointers) Everyone else who helped and encouraged me :)
Previous Episodes

So You Want to be a Faerie: Part One

So You Want to be a Faerie: Part Two

So You Want to be a Faerie: Part Three

So You Want to be a Faerie: Part Four

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