The Mutauleko Story
Mutauleko slowly opened his eyes and looked about; he
was still in that jail... Mutauleko was a mutant Grundo, who fought in the Lost
Desert War… but not for Dr. Sloth. He sat on his bed, closed his eyes, and remembered
Mutauleko had not always been a mutant Grundo,
he was once a Faerie one, blessed by the Space Faerie herself. He lived on another
planet, but he had forgotten it's name, it was so long ago... His parents consisted
of a starry Grundo named Floramilina, his mother, and a green Grundo named Grasolireto,
his father. He also had a baby sister, a purple Grundo to be exact, named Quasaralia.
She was mute, but he always loved her more than anyone or anything else, because
she was beautiful, sweet and very intelligent. Life was perfect, until the terrifying
One day, a big and green thing came. He called himself Dr. Frank Sloth, and
said he could give them everything they wanted, such as thing like riches,
power, and a lot more power! Every Faerie Grundo met (in those times, only Faerie
Grundos were blessed by the Space Faerie, and she only did it to the wisest
ones, so the Faerie Grundos ran the planet) to decide what they would do. They
all refused to follow Sloth, and they made him return to where he came from,
but one day, he came back with a strange gun, he fired, turning every Grundo
mutant! Then he forced them all to go into his space ship and he lead them to
a Space Station, close to another planet: Neopia.
Every Grundo was worried about the events to
occur, but he acted like nothing had changed with Quasaralia, acting like how
he was when they were in their planet. Being very young, she had not been mutated,
and he still played with her. One day, Sloth came again and ordered them all
to come with him. Every Grundo was now in a big empty room, containing nothing
but a cylinder shaped glass cage. He made a Grundo enter this, then a vast amount
of smog appeared all around him, when the smog disappeared, the Grundo was dim-witted.
This was enough for Mutauleko, and he hugged his parents before he talked to
"Mom, Dad, I will run away with Quasaralia.
I have to save her.. I will come back to save you later, I promise, so please,
even if you go into these cages, please don't forget me..."
He took Quasaralia into his grasp and began
to run, and he used his magic powers (from the Space Faerie) to open the door.
A vast amount of Grundos sprinted out of the room. He ran until he saw what
he was searching for, a space ship. He jumped into it, and got into the world
known as Neopia. He later learned that he was the only one that managed to escape,
as the others who tried were not in this world anymore...
His space ship crashed in a strange place, with
a cylinder-shaped building that had a scroll that lay on its roof, a living
tree (and this tree was looking at him), and strange pets all around him. He
attempted to talk to them, but they didn't understand a single word. While listening
at them, he understood what was the difference. Their language was reversed.
So he took paper and did the best he could to write reversed. Finally, the leader
of Neopia came.
They took him, with Quasaralia, to a big building,
where he told them his story. He and and the leader of Neopia made a deal: if
Mutauleko agreed to became a spy for them, Quasaralia was sure to have a good
job in Neopia when she was older. He accepted, and after special training, he
was now officially a spy...
One day, a Bruce named Brucy B discovered a
new land, the Lost Desert. Soon after, Sloth attacked it. Mutauleko was then
sent to his first mission. He joined Sloth and acted like he was one of his
Every time Sloth was preparing something, Mutauleko
told Neopia about it. They were always ready to defend themselves, but there
was one thing Mutauleko did not know about. Sloth, after he noticed that
Neopians were always ready to fight, knew that there was a spy. When he decided
the final wave would be sent, he did not tell any Grundo of his plans.
When he told them about it, the attack started
immediately. Mutauleko had no time to explain it to the leader of Neopia, so
he decided not to stay secret, to fight against Sloth HIMSELF! He just had the
time to think when a ray came up from a tower. It touched the ground. He saw,
in front of him, a big stone golem, he had no choice; if he wanted to fight
Sloth, he first had to defeat this thing.
At first, the citizens of the Lost Desert didn't
know what to do, but soon Mutauleko and the citizens were fighting together.
Sometimes some mutant Grundos attacked him, but he easily got rid of them. After
a long battle, the golem was finally defeated! But he did not take the time
to shout his joy, for he ran to the tower where Sloth was.
He climbed the stairs of the tower. He did not
stop, except when he saw another light ray. He looked outside by a window; the
golem was living again! He was sad because it was impossible for him to go back
and help the pets, but he continued. Soon, he saw him, the one he hated so much...
"Sloth! It's finished now! Give me the scepter
and nothing will happen to you!" shouted Mutauleko.
Sloth glanced at him and cackled evilly. "Mwahahahahah!!!!!
Stupid fool! No one, no, no one can stop the great Dr. Frank Sloth! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!"
While Sloth was laughing, Mutauleko jumped at
him and attacked him. He hit Sloth's hand, and he dropped the scepter! He used
every curse he knew, all his magic, but Sloth was too powerful. He pushed Mutauleko
and Mutauleko fell in the stair, rolling. The last thing he heard was Sloth's
evil laugh, and a motor sound before he fainted....
When he woke up, he was in the hospital, and
the doctor told him that he was here for about one month. He also discovered
that when he was sleeping, the leader of Neopia had judged that he was a betrayer.
The second thing he learned was that his sister had been sent to the VirtuPet
When he was better, he was been sent to the jail.
He often saw some people from the Lost Desert who didn't forget what he did
for them. They offered to help him, to take him out of this place, to clarify
what he did for them to the leader of Neopia, but he always refused. Without
his sister, life was nothing for him… and, to himself, he really was a betrayer.
He promised to his sister that she would always be happy, she would always be
with him, and it was not true. He even heard that Sloth used her for his experiments.
He also promised to his parents to save them, and he never did.
He started to cry when he heard a little sound
coming from the window of his jail cell. When he looked outside, he saw a hopping
little purple Grundo with something in her hand, as she was smiling. He looked
at her and knew that what she was holding was a gift for him. He took it; it
was a little flower. "Thank you..." he said sweetly, now with a beam on his
"Hey, sis! What are you doing! He is a bad person!"
He looked to the one who said this, it was a red Zafara. The little Grundo moved
her hand and the Zafara began to laugh.
"What are you laughing about? And why did she
move her hand like that?" said Mutauleko. The Zafara looked at him.
"She just said that you didn't bite her, so you're
not a bad person! It's pretty funny, and that's why I laughed! And she moved
her hand like this because she is mute, and it is the only way she has to talk.
I am a kind of translator, if I can say it this way, but also her best friend!"
Mutauleko smiled. Even if he was in jail, the
other Grundo was free, and it was a good gift. "Wait here for little while..."
he said. The two Neopets saw him shrink into his cell, and then he come back
with a book. "I don't need it, you can have it."
The Zafara smiled. "Wow, thanks!" She took the
book and looked at her sister; "Come on, we have to go, Aerisa is waiting for
us!" She began to run but the Grundo was still here. "Ho, Come on! We have to
Mutauleko stopped to breath for a moment, his
baby sister, she had a new family, she was happy. Now, THAT was the best gift
he could ask for.
Author's note: I want to said a BIG thank to adoriblelapin and everyone
in The Neopian Times Writers Forum who helped me to edit this story, thank you