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Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 26th day of Sleeping, Yr 23
The Neopian Times Week 9 > Short Stories > Meeting Mr. Lupe

Meeting Mr. Lupe

by daddysgirl200636

It was a particularly cold day at the Ski Lodge. There wasn't anybody around, just me and the lodge. I was used to this, because during the fall nobody ever came to the lodge, because nobody wants to ski in the fall. I was always the one stuck watching this place, because no one else wanted to! It didn't seem very fair at the time, but boy was my life about to change.

Hi, my name is Faith von Chia, I am 17 years old, and I work at the Ski Lodge in Terror Mountain. I am usually all alone, because I am the youngest of the crew, and they decided I get last dibs on when my vacation is. It gets really scary up here when I'm all alone, especially at night. I am also stuck sleeping here! I have a room in the back of the lodge. I really hate my job!

I was just sitting behind the front desk drinking some hot chocolate and reading The Big Blumaroo Book when I heard the door to the lodge open. Now, I knew this was unusual because no one ever came here! So I stood up slowly laying my book face down on my chair and taking one last sip of my hot chocolate. I walked slowly to the door, it was wide open, and no one was there. Chills ran down my back. Just then I heard a scraping noise, it really scared me, so I stood very still, and listened. Nothing. Then I knew I heard footsteps, and I turned around very quick and saw an old man. I screamed just because he scared me very much, and I think I scared him when I screamed so loud and he jumped.

"I didn't mean to scare you," said the old man.

"Nor did I," I replied.

We just sat there for a minute, until he said, "I was wondering, can you book me a room? I hadn't a place to stay, and this looks nice," he said, "Unless you are too full of course," he snickered because he knew this place was abandoned.

I smiled and grabbed his bags, and I lead him to his room, right beside mine. I shook his hand and welcomed him here, when I shook his hand I felt safe, just suddenly safe.

That night, I heard some crying so I walked out of my room and slowly opened his door, he was leaning against the side of the bed crying! I didn't know why! I knocked lightly, so he knew I was there. He jumped as he heard the knock.

"I didn't know I had an audience," the man laughed.

"Is everything all right?" I questioned.

He hesitated, then slowly nodded his head, "Nothing you'd be interested in little lady!"

"Oh please, call me Faith, Faith von Chia is the name, and you sir?"

"Not sir, that's for sure, my name is Laurence, Laurence Lupe."

"Nice to meet you I'm sure." I laughed, "Anyway, why were you crying Mr. Lupe?"

"Oh please, call me Laurence!" he said, "and it really is no big deal, you wouldn't understand."

"Try me!" I exclaimed.

"Well, just a few days ago, I was with my daughter, a bright young lady like yourself, her name was Joan Lupe. She was always laughing and getting into all kinds of adventures-" he broke off, almost like it was too painful to be telling me this. "Go on," I encouraged.

He looked at me, and he smiled, "Well, three days ago, she wanted to go on an adventure, to the Snowagers cave. I put my foot down, and told her it was out of the question, and that she was to stay at camp. She of course didn't listen. When I got back from the store, I went into the tent, and she wasn't there. I figured that she was just out playing and that she'd be back in no time. Well, three hours passed, and she still wasn't home. So I went in search. I saw some footprints in the snow, but I figured they could've been anybody's! Until I saw an imprint in the shoe prints, it said 'Brucey B's', which is her brand of shoes, and they led right to the Snowagers cave! I ran with all my might! When I got there, he was asleep, and I saw her, she was in his treasure pile. She saw me and she yelled my name! With that the Snowager woke up, and he grabbed my little Joan, and just starting attacking her, and he pushed me out of the cave with his tale. I tried to get back in, but I couldn't! I was so scared! And so was she! And now she's gone, she's just gone!" he started crying and I ran over and hugged him, I just held him. He was crying for another five minutes until I said "Grab some mittens, lets go." I don't know what came over me! But I had a sudden urge to get his daughter back, I just knew she was still alive!

He grabbed his mittens, and we were off, I put the "Closed" sign on the door (like anyone would care). We were getting closer when he finally realised what we were doing. He had a joyous look on his face, and I knew I did the right thing. We finally got to the cave, and I led the way. On the way I whispered to him, "I am going to distract the Snowager, you grab Joan, and I'll meet you out there," he nodded.

When we walked in he was asleep, and there was Joan, shivering in the corner, probably starving.

"YO! YOU STUPID SNOWAGER, COME AND GET ME, FRESH MEAT!" that was probably the stupidest thing I had ever done, but I had to. And when I saw Joan's face light up, I knew I wouldn't regret it.

Joan ran over to her dad, and they ran out, and there I was with the beast, he got distracted when someone else from Neopia tried to take his treasure, and I ran out as fast as I could. I met up with Joan and her father, and they both hugged me and thanked me.

When we got back to the lodge, Laurence started packing.

"WHERE ARE YOU GOING?" I asked curiously.

"Oh, Faith, I've got to go, and get on with my life, now that I have Joan, I must go."

"NO!!!!!! I don't want you to go," I cried as I ran over and hugged him with all my might. I was crying harder then I ever had before, and he started crying too, telling me I would be fine, but he must leave.

"I don't see why we can't just live here, it's cozy, for a big lodge," Joan cut in as she saw us there. "Besides, I could use a new best friend." She smiled. And so did Laurence.

"I don't see why not," he said as he smiled.

Joan and I both started jumping around and hugged each other. So it was final, they were staying, and I would have the family I've always wanted. We remained best friends for as long as I can remember, and it will always be that way.

The End

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