With paws in the pockets of her leather jacket, Mystic
slowly walked along the sidewalks of the Neopian City. Her mind raced at all
the things that were being blown into her face at the same time. She thought
mostly about SunShine and the fact that her birthday would be coming up on a
matter of days. Should I get her something or shouldn't I? she pondered. And
if I do get her something, what should I get?
She constantly was trying to think of anything
that Sunshine might've said that'd given her a hint as to what to get her. She
strolled along into the park where a vendor was selling mallard feed. She bought
a packet and sat down onto the park bench and began to feed the duck-like petpets.
After all the feed was gone, she slumped back and watched as the mallards swam
around without a care in the world.
Mystic's cloud Gelert ears rose suddenly to
the sound of happy laughter. She turned her furry head and saw that the laughing
had come from two Faerie pets. With a look of disappointment, she turned around
to face the mallards again. Just then, her mind clicked like a lock. "FAERIES!"
she screamed, suddenly rising from the bench. Her loud screaming of the word
Faeries had given everyone in the park, including the mallards, a great big
shock. She ran out of the park at top speed while yelling, "A FAERIE PAINT BRUSH!
SUNSHINE WANTS A FAERIE PAINT BRUSH!!" The roaring of Mystic's voice made everyone
stare even harder at her.
She raced through the streets without having
a backwards glance at all the people she nearly had run over. "Where do you
think you're going in such a hurry?" one Wocky yelled at Mystic.
"I'm going to the Hidden Tower!" Mystic shouted
back. She suddenly halted her light speed running and began to think a little
"Wait, I have to tell Ashley about all of this
first!" she spoke aloud her thoughts as she turned around and ran towards her
neighborhood. This time people got out of her way.
"ASHLEY!" Mystic burst in to her home with a
loud noise that made her owner, who was sitting on the sofa, jump high into
"Mystic? Are you alright?" Ashley said between
her gasps for air. "Yeah, I'm fine; I just have this great idea!!!!!" Mystic
sat down next to her owner on the prickly straw sofa.
"You know how Sunshine's birthday is coming
Ashley nodded her head.
"Well, I just thought that we could get her
a Faerie paint brush! She DEARLY wants to be Faerie!!"
Ashley stroked her chin in deep thought. "Well…
I don't know Mystic, I mean, we are poor now…" She gave a wink to her pet. "But….
I think I can gather enough Neopoints to get one for her."
Mystic winked back at Ashley. "Shall we go to
the bank, then?"
"Okay, let's go!"
Mystic hugged her owner tightly before they
headed off into the city.
After Mystic and Ashley had picked up all the
Neopoints they needed, they headed towards the Faerie City. In the city stood
tall skyscrapers and winged pets flew throughout the crystal clean air. Ashley
and Mystic hurried along the cloud, amazed at how they did not sink through
the magical clouds. Ashley checked her map and pinpointed the invisible building
known only as the Hidden Tower. Mystic's owner pushed the invisible button,
sending them straight up to the door of the Hidden Tower.
Mystic tugged and tugged at her owner's arm,
pleading for her to hurry up. Ashley gave in and they both jogged slightly to
the main hall, where the expensive items were set in glass cases.
The Faerie Queen greeted the two as they entered
the richly decorated hall. "Greetings! How may I help you today?"
"We're looking for a Faerie paint brush. Do
you have one in stock?" Ashley inquired. "Hmm… Let me see…" The Queen checked
at some locked boxes in the corner if there were any of the paint brushes left
over. After a few minutes, she returned to the cloud Gelert and her owner. "This
is your lucky day! We only have one left! Would you like to purchase it?" The
Faerie Queen held out the paint brush, which was glowing and humming quietly.
Mystic nodded her head as she carefully took
the paint brush from the Queen and held it in her paws, admiring it's beauty
and picturing the smile and joy she would bring to her friend.
"Excellent! That will be 200,000 NP!" Ashley
reached into her pocket, pulled out 200,000 NP, and handed it to the Queen.
"Thank you very much," Fyora said politely. They both thanked Fyora and went
home where did they did a lot of planning.
Two days pasted and Mystic anticipated excitedly
about Sunshine's birthday. Everyday she would put an 'X' on the previous day,
counting over and over when the yellow Gelert's birthday would be. She was just
about to go out and help again at the Soup Kitchen (for she had gotten used
to going there on a regular basis), when there came a knock on her door.
She opened up the old wooden door, its rusty
hinges squeaking loudly. Mystic was surprised to see Sunshine standing in the
doorway, and like always, a huge grin plastered from one long ear to the other.
"May I help you Sunshine?" Sunshine nodded her
"Yup! I want to invite you to my birthday party!
It's not going to be anything special, just a few friends coming over and all
having a Plain Faerie Cake or two and then play traditional games like pin the
tail on the Uni. You don't have to come... I know it won't be like any of your
fancy mansion parties… You can RSVP anytime before the 14th, okay?"
Mystic smiled sweetly, "Okay then. I had some
busy plans on Sunday, but I think I can cancel them." She gave a wink to Sunshine.
"You can count me in!"
"Gee, thanks a lot Mystic! You won't regret
coming to my birthday party! Oh, and you don't have to bring a gift either,
it's okay. I know you don't have the money right now to spend on presents."
And with a friendly wave, Sunshine hurried across the road to tell her owner
and siblings the good news.
"ASHLEY! Did you hear that!?!"
"Hear what?" Ashley inquired, still drying a
glass with a towel. "Sunshine invited me to her birthday party!!" Mystic announced
enthusiastically. "That leaves just three more days 'til we can make the finishing
touches on our Grand Master Plan!" Mystic happily sang out.
Sunshine's Birthday Party…
Mystic woke up that semi-chilly, but bright, morning, all happy and shaking
with excitement. She took a quick shower, dried her fur until all the water
was out, brushed her fur three times over and over again, and put some baby
blue ribbons to wear on ears. She grabbed the paint brush from the living room
table, which had been wrapped up in a yellow box with a red ribbon tied around
it, and headed out the door and down the lane into Neopia Central. She was going
to a building in the city with something very important she was going to give
After she had done her quick little errand,
she rushed back towards her neighborhood where Sunshine's party had begun. Mystic
gave off a 'Ratt-a-tatt' sound as she knocked on the old wooden door. Melody
answered to the door, and told Mystic that the party was in the backyard. She
took the present from Mystic and laid it on the floor next to two other gifts.
Mystic scooted along into the backyard, still imagining what her friend's face
would look like when she opened up the box.
"There you are Mystic!" Sunshine happily greeted
her cloud Gelert friend. She bounded up to Mystic and handed her a yellow and
purple party hat to wear. "I'm so glad you could come!" Sunshine greeted happily
once more. "I do believe you've met Achi and Choco, right?" The Christmas Acara
and the brown Cybunny waved; Mystic waved back. "Not that I'm bragging or anything
but look at what Melody, Zambie, and Aqua bought for my birthday!" She held
up a white Kougra plushie, beaming with pride as she held it up. "I know you
could've gotten it at the Advent Calendar last year, but, Melody was grounded
that day and couldn't get on. Don't you think it's adorable?" Mystic nodded,
happy that her friend was happy with the new toy.
After cake and punch, the seven girls (that's
including Sunshine's sisters) played pin the tail on the Uni, which was so much
fun because when Mystic was up there trying to find the correct spot, she accidentally
poked Zambie with the pin. There was even a piñata that everyone could have
a shot at hitting. Achi was the one to break open the candy-filled box. Gold
chocolate coins spilled everywhere on the grass, thus creating a dog-pile for
the candy. Finally, it was time. "Oh kids! It's time to open presents now!"
Melody called out.
Everyone rushed into the living room and sat
on the floor, except for Sunshine who sat on the straw sofa that everyone was
"Open mine first!" exclaimed Choco, who held
up her gift which was enclosed in a blue bag and filled to the brim with yellow
tissue paper. Sunshine carefully picked out the tissue paper so she could save
it for later use. She gasped and held up a rainbow bracelet, a green bead bracelet,
and a blue daisy bracelet all tied together with red ribbon.
"Thank you so much! These are so beautiful!"
cried out Sunshine, giving her Cybunny friend a big hug.
"Open mine next!" Achi suggested and lifted
her present up to Sunshine. Sunshine shook the blue wrapped box slightly, listening
to the sounds of the contents inside.
She lifted the lid from the box and cried out
in awe, "WOW! Look at all these beautiful cosmetics!" Inside there was some
rainwater shampoo, a floral comb, a towel, some conditioner, and a blue daisy
mirror. "Achi! You always know what I love! Thank you so much!" She gave her
Acara friend a hug as well. "Now it's time to open Mystic's present!" Sunshine
happily sang out, as she grabbed the box. Mystic shook even harder with excitement
as her friend began to untie the ribbon. Sunshine opened the lid and her eyes
widened with awe and her jaw dropped. She gingerly lifted up the Faerie paint
brush for all to see as everyone in the room gave a loud and long gasp.
Sunshine slowly turned her head to Mystic. "But-But-But…"
Mystic waved a paw up to signal for silence. She began to explain what had happened.
Ashley had won the lottery, thus making them richer. She had decided to buy
Sunshine the paint brush because Sunshine was so good to Mystic during her time
of help in the new class of life. Tears swelled up in Sunshine's eyes as she
wrapped her arms around Mystic and did not let go for a couple more seconds.
"Mystic… how can I ever repay you?"
Mystic shook her head, "No Sunshine, you do
not need to pay me back. It is your birthday present from me and I want you
to use it. Happy Birthday." She smiled but just remembered something. "Oh yes,
I've got one more present for you." Mystic snapped her fingers and in bounded
a huge male red Eyrie.
"Hello family! Did you miss me?" Melody, Zambie,
Aqua, and Sunshine twirled their head to face the pet. Their eyes widened. "PARIS!!!!!!"
they all shouted, running towards their oldest pet and brother and hugging him
"It's a miracle!!" shouted Melody. "Actually,
Mystic came over this morning to the hospital. She had brought me a tasty pie.
I was cured!" Paris hugged his family even harder while Mystic, Achi and Choco
smiled and stared at the five of them. Sunshine came over to Mystic.
"Oh Mystic! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!
These are the best birthday presents I've ever received!"
After more cupcakes and some juice, it was time
for everyone to go home. The guests got a small goodie bag that included a chocolate
tree, a Wock Til You Drop mug, and a blue Aisha plushie. The three guests thanked
Sunshine and her owner Melody for such a nice and splendid party. Then they
were on their way home; well.. all except Mystic.
"Miss Melody? May you and your pets come over
to my house please? Ashley and I have something we want to talk to you about."
Melody and her pets gave each other the same blank and confused look but agreed
with Mystic that they would go. They all walked across the road and into Mystic's
house. They were surprised to see a Skeith in a big suit with a huge briefcase
sitting on the straw sofa next to Ashley. Ashley heard them all come in, and
asked them take a seat.
"Ashley? Who is this? What is all this for?"
Melody inquired, still looking over the stranger in the suit. "When I won the
lottery not only did Mystic and I buy a Faerie paint brush and a tasty pie,
but we also wanted to get a new house."
Sunshine gasped. "You're moving! Oh, no!" Ashley
shook her head.
"No, but, you see, we're not moving back to
Merridell. We're just moving to a nicer home. This Skeith is here because he
is in charge of whatever happens to this house. We're going to demolish it and
build a one-story brick home. It'll be very plain but that's what we agreed
on. No more huge mansions."
"Oh, so you're just going to demolish this house
and build a new one in this same spot?" Sunshine asked hoping for the answer
"Yup! And why we called you all here is so that
your family can get a brick home, too!"
"Are you serious?!" Melody asked excitedly.
"We wouldn't have to move, we just do the same thing you and Mystic are doing?!"
The Skeith got up and handed them a piece of paper stating that they now own
a brick house, too.
"That is correct. Miss Ashley and I already
sorted out the nitty-gritty details. All you have to do is sign on the dotted
line." The Skeith handed Melody a fancy pen as everyone leaned over her shoulder
and saw her write 'Melody' in a very neat and orderly cursive. "Thank you madams.
Now I'll be on my way to the building crew to give this to them. Ta, TA!" The
Skeith tipped his hat and walked down the road, swinging his briefcase back
"Ashley, you and Mystic have done so much for
us. How can we repay you?" Zambie asked quietly, for she was shy at moments
"No, no, no. You don't have to repay us back."
Mystic gestured once again.
Sunshine put her arm around Mystic. "You know
Mystic, when I first met you, you were a stubborn, self-centered, money-mad
snob." Mystic stared at the floor, remembering what she had been like when she
first moved across the street from Sunshine. "But, when I look at you right
now, I see now a happy, kind, thoughtful, loving Gelert You've really changed
a lot," Sunshine continued.
"Yes, I know. I'm just glad I had you to help
me through that transition. Thanks a lot!"
"Hey, that's what friends do!"
Epilogue: Sunshine and Mystic became the very best of friends and so did
their owners. Mystic had learned some valuable lessons during this whole period.
She helps out at the Soup Kitchen everyday now, thus making the lines grow shorter
to the kitchen. Ashley and Mystic decided to adopt three pets, all girls and
all obviously younger than Mystic. Melody's pets and Ashley's pets loved their
new home, which was warm and cozy in the winter, but cool during the summer.
It was the perfect place to live. Ashley had taught Melody how to play the stocks
and not before long had the two girls earned piles of Neopoints. Mystic played
on the Gormball team and was good, too. Sunshine enjoyed her new Faerie wings
and everyday, in her head, she would thank Mystic for the present.