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The Neopian Times Week 8 > Continuing Series > The Kontana Scroll II: Part Six

The Kontana Scroll II: Part Six

by kiwifruit487

"This is terrible! How could they?" Queen Kihalai was not happy that some of the NeoPets from the friendship hut had stole out of the village, "They knew perfectly well that it was forbidden. Now let's see, Pozialle and the other generals say that the village is not there?"

"Yes, replied Stefang. They were standing on the castle's north balcony looking over the village and the Kontana Mountains stood out on the other side. It was a perfect view and the castle was high enough, over the trees and taller, surrounded by water and modern technology security with computer screens and etc.

"You know, I think - I think it's time we should pay a visit to Kontana," said Kihalai slowly.

"Uh well, I heard that he's vacationing in Faerieland," said Stefang.

Kihalai pressed a button on the balcony and Cadbuy_Bunny appeared next to her in no time. "Faerie call. I need to use a fast line to get to Faerieland."

Cadbury_Bunny quickly called on an Earth Faerie and she created a teleportation line on the balcony for the Queen, Stefang, and Cadbury to step through to get to Kontana. In less than 5 seconds, they stood next to Kontana who was sitting in his hotel room reading The Neopian Times. He looked up, but did not smile. "I thought you would come," he said stiffly, then turned back to the Neopian Times.

"I suppose you have heard," said Kihalai.

"Yes."

"Can't you just tell us what the answer is?" requested Kihalai.

Kontana looked swiftly at Cadbury and said firmly, "I can't, Kihalai. I wrote those scrolls and cast magic on them. That magic isn't on me, it's on the scrolls."

"Can't you just cast the magic again?" asked Kihalai.

Kontana looked at her as if she was crazy, "Apparently, you don't know much about your own land, eh?"

"It's your land too," said Kihalai with irritation, "in fact, you have more control over it. Learned it from your father, Kontana?"

"Never insult my father," stormed Kontana, "he is well respected and powerful."

"You ran away from him," said Kihalai.

"I didn't run," said Kontana in a tone that meant this was final, "I walked."

Kihalai wouldn't give up, "Kontana, you must help us. The army is looking in the sand for nothing right now!"

"You are looking in the sand for nothing," said Kontana, "you know what, maybe you should leave, Queen."

"Kontana, I don't want to have a bad term between us," said Kihalai, "but I am very worried about our village... I mean, I remember you once told me that the Firehole is the village's heart and when that's gone, our kingdom dies. Please help us, Kontana."

"It's not to my choice," said Kontana with a sigh putting the Neopian Times aside, "the world is full of people looking for answers. When someone knows all the answers, everyone would want a solution, but the thing is, the solutions must be earned. Now please, leave me in peace. I am on vacation." He stood up and opened the door. Kihalai looked at him for a long moment, then turned and left with Stefang and Cadbury. She sighed and muttered, "Silly squirrel."

There was laughter, "I heard that." Kontana's head was sticking out of the doorway.

Queen Kihalai's face flamed and said, "Sorry," then turned and walked on.

There was only one thing that Gyka and TrailMixed thought they should do. They jumped into the Nosilis Fountain again searching for their friends. They let the swirling fountain pull them in and then suddenly they arrived somewhere. It was light and everything was blinding white. The light was very intense, but Gyka and TrailMixed had no problem adjusting to it, because it wasn't just white light to them at all. The colour was very different and they didn't even know if it had a name. It was a colour that can be mixed by red, blue, and yellow, but a colour that is totally different and never before seen. It hit them hard; it was the colour of Usul. It was the kind of colour you just can't describe just like some smells you can't describe. I have often heard people say about the smell of death and wondered what it smelled like, but it didn't smell like anything else, it just smelled like itself. The colour Usul is like the same, because it just didn't look like any other colour but itself. The colour Usul could only be seen by Usuls too and suddenly, Gyka and TrailMixed heard moans and voices coming from somewhere.


There was only one thing that Gyka and TrailMixed thought they should do. They jumped into the Nosilis Fountain again searching for their friends. They let the swirling fountain pull them in and then suddenly they arrived somewhere. It was light and everything was blinding white. The light was very intense, but Gyka and TrailMixed had no problem adjusting to it, because it wasn't just white light to them at all. The colour was very different and they didn't even know if it had a name. It was a colour that can be mixed by red, blue, and yellow, but a colour that is totally different and never before seen. It hit them hard; it was the colour of Usul. It was the kind of colour you just can't describe just like some smells you can't describe. I have often heard people say about the smell of death and wondered what it smelled like, but it didn't smell like anything else, it just smelled like itself. The colour Usul is like the same, because it just didn't look like any other colour but itself. The colour Usul could only be seen by Usuls too and suddenly, Gyka and TrailMixed heard moans and voices coming from somewhere.

"This light is blinding me!" a familiar voice said; it was Yamakarasu.

"Even my shades aren't protecting my eyes from this light," groaned Exlund.

Sahe's eyes were squeezed together, "Close your eyes!"

"Oh great... how are we going to get out of here," moaned Flamie_500.

"Where are we anyway?" wondered Chelses with her hands over her eyes.

TrailMixed's eyes were working perfectly fine, "What are you guys moaning 'bout? Ah can see perfectly well."

"Traily, it's the colour of Usul," said Gyka, "they must see something else other than what we see."

"Duh," groaned Sahe.

"OK um, I suggest we start walking out of here?" said Yamakarasu, "Traily, Gykes, lead the way."

"Yeah," sighed Exlund covering his eyes with his paws.

As they started walking forward, or backwards, they didn't know. It seems like they were walking into nowhere because every single part was the same. There was no edges or lines, just endless of the colours. They were actually surprised they could walk in such place at all. Then TrailMixed whispered, "Wow, dis is certainly our lucky day, meetin' de colour of Usul when de chance of it waz a trillionth."

"Yeah," said Flamie_500, "aren't we lucky."

"Minimize the sarcastic comments, Flamie," said Chelses frowning, "we are bad enough here already."


"This is no use," said Gotenks79 with a sigh as he and the army were looking for the friendship hut pets, "we'll never find them. They are sneaky and quick, and could be anywhere now."

"I think we should start digging again in the sand," said Pozialle.

"Not that again!" said Kikugoku, "we've tried that before and it didn't work. Nothing good came out of it now, did it? You, we might as well go home right now, because there's nothing to search for. Another possibility is: they're already heading back while we are wandering around."

"That was for the scroll, Kiku," said Pozialle, "this time we are looking for our citizens and I'm quite sure they haven't started going back yet, OK? Let's give it a few days first."

He ordered the soldiers and knights to start digging in the sand again that they haven't touched. When it reached nightfall, nothing came out of it. They decided to go to sleep, but Pozialle couldn't sleep. He wandered here and there across the sand and suddenly saw some footsteps. New footsteps were creating across the sand. He held his breath staring at the footsteps walking past him. He counted... seven footsteps! He gasped.

Pozialle took one glance at the sleeping army, and decided to do this himself. In truth, he didn't want the seven friends arrested at all. He wanted to see those NeoPets succeed because deep inside, he felt that they have already succeeded in most of the Kontana Scroll by now. He stood right before the footsteps to see if it was the seven friends walking around invisible, but he gasped as the footsteps went right through him. Something was going on, he thought, maybe the sand is the village and that he couldn't see the village and the seven friends are just walking through a street or something. His thoughts were spinning in his head like a Rainbow Pool.

Meanwhile, the footsteps were truly of the seven friends, but they were still in the world where the colour of Usul swirled around them. Gyka was looking very strangely.

"What is de p'oblem?" asked TrailMixed.

Gyka shook his head, but TrailMixed kept at it and Gyka finally gave up and spoke in a whisper, "I remember Kontana telling me that anyone who knew what the colour of Usul looked like are never in the condition to tell what the colour is which means we could be destroyed or something worse could happen to us."

TrailMixed's face was white masked and then said slowly, "Anatnok survived didn't he?"

"He's powerful, very powerful..." said Gyka, "we, on the hand, are not."

Exlund overheard and said, "Thanks for the encouragement, Gyka, just what we need, to hear that we are going to be goners. Gosh, why did I come along on this hateful trip anyway? Oh wait, Vivarosa... yeah..." his voice faded off and Gyka wished he never said anything.

On the other side, Pozialle was following the footsteps when they stopped. They had seemed to stop before a forest. He wondered if they knew where they were. He was breathing heavily and feeling worried what was going to happen to them. A strange feeling came over him. He suddenly wished that he was walking along with the seven friends and never served the castle. He knew this could cost his job, but he still didn't wake the army up.

Suddenly, the tree in front of him and the seven footsteps burst into flames. At this moment, the seven friends and Pozialle stood between worlds. Pozialle looked to his right and he could see the seven pets clearly somewhere, but still sand and army to his left. Sahe, Flamie_500, TrailMixed, Gyka, Chelses, Yamakarasu, and Exlund looked to their left and could see Pozialle and the sand, but to their right was only white/Usul colour.

The tree in front of them was still burning fiercely. Pozialle bit his lips and reached out a paw towards the right at the seven NeoPets. Something told the friends that he was not going to arrest them and so Chelses reached out her hand too with her other hand clinging onto Yama's who was clinging on the others into a chain. As soon as Pozialle and Chelses' hands touched, the burning tree seemed to flash into different colours, the colours of the rainbow and sometimes the colour Usul too, though only Gyka and TrailMixed could recognise the Usul colour. To others, it was still blinding white light.

Finally, the tree returned to normal colour and the flames were gone. There seemed like no difference at all, except a leaf from the tree gently fell, and that was the only difference the flames and the colours made. The seven NeoPets found themselves standing on the sandy Neopia next to Pozialle. Gyka suddenly ran towards the tree and picked up the leaf, his face glowing as he ran back with it.

"It's the last Kontana Scroll piece!" he cried hopping around and doing a little victory dance.

"Shhhhhh!" Pozialle looked at the sleeping army, "Wow, you guys found them all?" he exclaimed with admiration, "that is so amazing you know... and such a great accomplishment."

"Yeah well, so you aren't going to arrest us, are you?" asked Yamakarasu looking over the piece Gyka picked up.

"No, of course not," said Pozialle with a little sigh, "but you guys better go quick...not that I have the urge to arrest you, but you see, I don't want anyone to know that I met you and never stopped you. Besides, what if someone wakes up form the army right now?"

"You'll lose your job, Pozialle," said Flamie_500 with a frown, "they'll find out in the end, they always do. It'll be kind of obvious too in your behaviour anyway."

"I'll be fine, don't worry, now go and rescue Viva, Noro, and get our Firehole back somehow!" said Pozialle.

Exlund smiled and shook his paw, then said with cheek in tongue, "Thanks, you are improving in priority since the last time we met, hey, do you want to come with us?"

"I can't, I work for the castle and I must, erm, report back. Now go when you can!" said Pozialle urgently taking a glance at Gotenks79 who in the distance stirred.

With this, the seven NeoPets waved and disappeared into the forest away from the army to put all the pieces together.

To be continued...

Previous Episodes

The Kontana Scroll II: Part One

The Kontana Scroll II: Part Two

The Kontana Scroll II: Part Three

The Kontana Scroll II: Part Four

The Kontana Scroll II: Part Five

The Kontana Scroll II: Part Seven

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