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The Neopian Times Week 13 > New Series > Thank You, Ghost Lion: Part One

Thank You, Ghost Lion: Part One

by samantha1559

"How many days until we go to Terror Mountain?" My Fire Shoyru was staring at me from the top of his open book. My Faerie Kougra raised her head and perked her ears.

I sighed. "As I've told you, we're leaving tomorrow. You and your sister cool your Jetsams." I smiled. "Is anyone hungry?"

Getting up and heading towards the kitchen of my six-room NeoHome, I said loudly, "And Zippo (my Shoyru), you better clean your room! I tried to pack your suitcase and couldn't find a thing!"

"Okay, Mom. I'm sorry I got so careless... and..." He stared up at me with huge eyes, and I laughed.

"You little sneak!" I kissed him lovingly. "I'm glad you're sister isn't as good at acting as you are! I'd..."

"I'm much cuter than he is, so I don't need to act," Fly_Gurl (my Kougra) said, batting her eyelashes.

I laughed, wiping tears from my eyes. "All right. What do we want?"

"Will we get to play Cheat at Terror Mountain?" Zippo tugged at my pant-leg.

"How about..." I searched my cupboards, "... we got to the Pizzeria to eat?"

"Yay!" Fly_Gurl was cheering. I smiled, closing the cupboard.

"Okay then, let's go!" Pulling on a jacket, I locked the door and headed towards the best place in all of Neopia to get pizza- the Pizzeria!

As we entered the restaurant, the aroma of made-from-scratch pizza flowed into my nose. A bell tingled above the door as it closed. I found an empty table and helped my NeoPets into their chairs.

"Welcome to ze Pizzeria!" A Blumaroo with a thick black mustache stood next to our table. "How may I help you?"

"I want a Raspberry Neocola!" Zippo cried, and Fly_Gurl blushed.

"I'll have a Raspberry Neocola too, please. Thank you." She glared at an unaware Zippo.

"I'll have a water, please." I smiled at the water, who nodded and hurried away. "Zippo, Fly_Gurl, what kind of pizza would you like?"

"I want a Meat Lovers Pizza!" Zippo was practically bouncing in his seat. I turned to Fly_Gurl.

"I'd like... a Split Pizza!" Her eyes brightened, and you could tell she was losing her public tension. "What are you having, Mom?"

"Hmm... I stared at the menu. I think I'll have a Split Pizza as well. You two, go wash up I'll go pay for the Pizzas..." The two got out of their seats and headed for the bathrooms.

"Katie!" I turned at the sound of my name. My best friend, Victoria, was waving from the door. "Have you heard?" she plopped down in the empty chair, placing her Jubjub on her lap. "The Ghost Lion has attacked another person!"

I froze. I had heard of the Ghost Lion a few times. He attacked people and took their NeoPets... He was in the Gallery of Evil. I had taken my two NeoPets there and we had seen his picture.

"Where is he?" It came out in a weak whisper.

"No one's sure, but there have been repeated sightings in...."

"Where is he?"

"Terror Mountain."

The words hit hard, and I sat there stupidly for about a minute, finally saying, "Where did you say?"

"Terror Mountain... why? That's across the ocean..."

I got up, lay ten Neopoints on the table, picked up my NeoPets from the bathroom, and walked hurriedly home. I could just see the Ghost Lion stalking me behind my back, getting ready to strike... to take my NeoPets... I clutched them tightly to my chest.

"Why didn't we get our pizza?" Zippo whined.

"I've suddenly lost my appetite."

I flew into the house, put my NeoPets down, and locked the door. "What's wrong?" Fly_Gurl looked concerned.

"The Ghost Lion!" I gushed. "He's loose in Terror Mountain!"

My NeoPets stared at me, eyes wide. "He attacked a person, and probably stole the NeoPets!" I drew my two close. "I don't want to lose my babies... Not again..." Tears streamed down my face at the memory of Nimbus_3, my Cloud Kau, who had been carried away by the Pant Devil three years ago. No, that wouldn't happen. No, not again...

A year later

"Zippo! Wake up! Fly_Gurl! Are your suitcases packed? Come on you two! We're off to Terror Mountain!"

I handed each of my NeoPets an omelette. And took a bite of one myself as we hurried towards the docks. We just barely boarded our boat before it was off.

To be continued...

Previous Episodes

Thank You, Ghost Lion: Part Two

Thank You, Ghost Lion: Part Three

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