It was a nice sunny Saturday morning, with only a few tuffs of clouds and a
mild temperature. My owner had just gotten on, and she wanted to show us something.
She pulled out my Shoyru sister, dragonoftheclouds, and me, Pawprintinthesand
into the outdoors of our NeoHome. Amy, for that was her name, smiled and said
she had a story for us. I slouched down at this. I was over 200 hours old! I
didn’t need to hear baby stories. Amy frowned at me, and started her story.
“Along time ago,” I sighed. Another one of these stories I thought, “There
lived a brave red Lupe. He would help the poor by stealing from the rich. His
name became known throughout the land and anyone with over 500,000 NP started
fearing for their treasure. That Lupe, whose name was Lupin Hood, was strong
and very brave. The hat and cloak he wore soon became a symbol of a pure heart,
and are known as the Forest Hat and Cloak today.”
With that she checked her watch. “Hey, I’m going to play some Meerca Chase
and run some errands in the Plateau. Do you want to come and have some fun at
the plateau?” We nodded and started to head to the airport.
On the airplane there, Dragon, that’s what we call her, whispered to me, “Why
don’t we become the next Lupin Hood? We could go, get the cloak and hat, and
give away food and money to Newbies.”
“Sure. One problem, do you know how much those items cost? Especially two pairs,
would cost us like 1,000 NP.”
“No sweat. I thought of that. Okay, Amy taught me to play Pterattack. I can
get us 1,000 NP.”
So we did it. Amy set out to play the Chomby and the Fungus balls game, and
Dragon played Pterattack. It was kind of awe inspiring to see that Boogie Slide
in action. For those of you deprived of that sight, it’s a huge red beam, then
a flash of light. Almost nothing is able to stand the Boogie Slide. Within a
half an hour, she had gotten 2,000 NP. By that time, Amy had come back. We asked
if we could go shopping, and she told us she had to go, so yes. We smiled to
ourselves. This would be fun.
On the airport, we could barely contain our excitement. I, as a normally calm
Kau, was jumping up and down. As soon as we touched down, Amy set out for the
Logout Building, and Dragon and I went to the Shop Wizard. We asked him to find
us some Forest Cloaks and Hats. He showed us a shop that had 10 of each, priced
only at 600 and 300 a piece. We went their automatically.
The shop was huge. On the sign, it said The Cash Flow, owned by nooneinparticuliar,
size 50. There was tons of stuff, like Stuffed Frog to a Silly Hammer. There
was even a Faerie Paint Brush! After ten minutes of getting lost in the store,
we each found a cloak and hat. After paying our 2000 NP, for we had got food
too, which was surprisingly cheap, 5 NP apiece, we left.
When the warm sun hit us in full bloom, we scurried of like Aisha Thieves into
the forest. It was all pretty, with only the chirping of a Pteri and occasional
looks from wild Usuls, Gelerts, and the assorted other NeoPets, we flicked on
our cap and cloak. They were surprisingly light, and very comfortable. In our
packs, we each carried some food, like carrots and baby food. That’s when we
It was nice out side. I could run faster than Dragon, and we set off, looking
for some poor owners. We went near the Soup Kitchen. There was a long line of
lots of sad NeoPets and owners. Hiding our faces, we started at the end of the
line. There was a thirteen year old girl stomping her feet and flicking her
brown hair. With her was a yellow Chia. I talked to him.
“Hi, why are you in line?”
“My owner has 200 NP because she won’t play the games or anything, and we
come here everyday, even thought I’m already bloated.”
With a sidelong glance from the Chia, we went to the next people. There was
a twelve-year-old boy in line, with four bleak looking pets. I pulled over the
Eyrie of the group. He told us that his owner had been hacked from 300 thousand
NP down to 0 NP They were going to play some games to earn back their fortune,
but first they needed food. Dragon pulled open her sack and got out a couple
of omelettes for them. Their owner thanked us, and left the line graciously.
Three people down, we met an alone starry Zafara. She looked ready to sob,
so we pulled out a special treat, mint chocolate. Between tears and bites, she
told us her story. Her owner had forgotten her password, and she had no where
to go. She spent most of her days playing games, trying to earn enough to live
on. With a thank you, she left the line and headed to the Arcade.
We continued down the line. Thankfully we had lots of omelettes, and those
helped a lot, because they could be eaten three times. Dragon and I met a lot
of people who’ve been hacked, abandoned, lost their money in the stock market
crash, etc. By the end of our packs, we had fed ten pets.
As tired as can be, we dragged our feet to Winding Wood Drive. Right as we
were entering our NeoHome, there was a flash of light. In front of us stood
the Uber Light Faerie! I nearly cried out, she was my favourite Faerie. She smiled
when she saw us.
“The Soup Faerie told me what you have done. That was very kind of you.” She
paused for a sec and studied us over, and smiled. “Are you trying to mimic the
great Lupin Hood?”
We stuttered, at a complete awe. We had never seen a Faerie before, except
in books and over priced at 8000 NP in a shop. Now, to be complimented by one
was mind-boggling. The Light Faerie continued to smile.
“You certainly deserve a reward.”
With that she put her hand over her head, in typical Uber Light Faerie fashion,
and there was a flash of golden light. There was a feeling like swimming in
cool water after a draught, or eating ice cream after being in 100-degree temperature.
We didn’t know what happened until tomorrow, but climbed into bed.
The next day, Amy came to wake us up at 9:00 AM and she nearly screamed when
we saw us. We had no idea why... we thought Dr. Sloth came to us in the middle
of the night and changed us both into Mutant Moehogs or Chias. Our owner, quite
loudly, yelled, “HOW DID YOU EACH GROW TEN LEVELS AND GET A WHOLE LOT OF ABILITIES
AND SUPER STRENGTH, AND ALL THAT STUFF IN ONE NIGHT!?!?!”
It turns out she was exaggerating, but we still had improved by a couple of
levels and gotten stronger and that stuff. Anyway, we had fun being the two
modern Lupin Hoods, and finally being able to boast about our abilities.
We kept the cloak and cap, but didn’t use it. We kept on giving out free food
and all that, but never told Amy. I wonder what she thought of her little Kau
and Shoyru’s sudden level growth?