A just-born white Skeith lay curled up into a ball in a pile of hay in the
farthest corner of the cavern. A proud male shadowed Skeith with his mate, an
elegant striped female striped Skeith looked at the young hatchling proudly.
Bits of eggshell scattered around the young Skeith, his eyes closed daintily
and his large tail wrapped around his delicate self.
The three were all wild Skeiths. They were all rare these modern days, as a
wild Skeith pelt was of much value, and many poachers nearly wiped out the wild
race. The two parent Skeiths were both strong and made a good team, therefore
they had dodged many poachers... and now, the price of their heads has soared.
For the poacher that caught the two would receive 2,000,000 NP, and so with
skill and concentration, it was a sad fact that they'd find the two someday.
And yet, the two innocent Skeiths knew not even a shred of it.
Marco and Jon Hyth, brothers, had been tracking down the couple for months.
With a crew of twenty well-paid people, all the high-tech equipment they could
find, plus an expert at tracking down animals, the Hyth brothers were destined
to find the two. Many times they had failed, but they knew they wouldn't this
time. They were hot on the trail today, and knew right where the two Skeiths
Suddenly, in the cavern, the mother Skeith heard a boom. The two jolted to
attention and looked around, then the mother grabbed the young Skeith lightly
in her jaw and bolted to the door. A crew of many people stood at the front
of the cave, a large cage blocking the entrance so the only way out was to enter
the cage. The father Skeith thought fast and flew upwards, slamming his huge
tail against the ceiling of the cave. Nothing happened. The type of rock the
cave was made of was far too strong, and there seemed like there was no hope.
Then there was a cracking sound. The father Skeith whirred around and saw a
huge drill-type machine coming upwards!! The hole in which the machine came
from was six feet wide. The machine, a human inside operating it, laughed at
the three Skeiths, now cornered. The drill machine started moving forward, chasing
the Skeiths and cornering them. It was either to be destroyed, or go in the
The Skeiths had no choice as they tumbled into the cage, two people slamming
the door of it down. The father spit flames everywhere fitfully, the mother
grunting in rage, her new hatchling still in her mouth. She set the little hatchling
down and it slipped through the bars of the cage, running faster and faster,
hidden in the tall weeds as the horrible poachers took the tiny hatchling's
family away. He panted and looked back sadly, until he collapsed of exhaustion.
A large, well built Halloween Kougra nudged the near-starved white Skeith "What
the heck is this?" the Kougra said in a voice like a grunt.
"Jacob! Get yer smelly hide ova here!" the Halloween Kougra shouted. A skunk
Scorchio stomped over to the area, strong and mean looking.
"What the heck is this?" Jacob asked.
The Kougra hit Jacob over the side of the head with his paw. "That's what I
just said, you moron!"
"Geez, Mike, you don't have to get so sentimental about it."
"It looks like a Skeith."
Mike hit Jacob over the side of the head again. "No kidding, ya idiot!!"
"Do you think it'd make a good lunch?"
Mike hit Jacob in the head again. "No! Come on, you skunk! It's a Skeith Ya
think it'd make a good 'watchdog' at the Club?"
Mike nodded. "Yeah. It sure would keep all the sissies and lily-livers outta
the club. Fer tough pets only! They'd be scared of a little guy."
Mike nodded. "Yeah, only problem...is look at the thing! It's white!! It looks
like an angel."
Jacob gagged. "Let's paint it striped."
Mike it Jacob again. "No, stupid! Striped will make it still look like a sissy.
Let's make it skunk...or shadowed, or...fire! Yeah, fire."
"But it's just a cub."
"NO KIDDING!! Because the booger's young, we can teach it to be a real bloodthirsty
hound. It'll be perfect."
Mike grabbed the little Skeith by the scruff of its neck in his jaws and the
two pets flew off once more.
The little Skeith, much taller now and named 'Biggio' was chained to a large
brick building with a rusty chain. He stayed outside the musty brick building
where the Kougra and Scorchio lived, where he was supposed to snarl and try
to bite anyone walking by. He didn't really understand the concept of doing
so, and so he never did.
Biggio didn't like his new 'home' at all. He missed his mother and father more
than anything, and barely remembered what they looked like or the events that
happened that fateful day. What he wanted more than anything was to get out
of this place, for he was never allowed inside and the only shelter he had was
beneath the black emergency stairway.
He lay outside, his back against the last step, absorbing the sun into his
white body until Mike came out of the club, a bottle of cola in his paw. He
plodded down the steps, a smile on his face until he got to Biggio and kicked
him in the side.
"Move, ya worthless piece a dung," Mike said with a disgruntled look. Biggio
yelped and got up, then growled at Mike. "Now how come you always growl at me
and Jacob and never at anyone else? You really are a worthless fool."
Biggio backed up and sat down, still glaring at Mike until he heard an earsplitting
sound, loud and obnoxious, with one real tone: Wee-oo, wee-oo, wee-oo.
Suddenly several police cars appeared, their sirens blazing. Biggio covered
his paws over his head to block the annoying sound.
Police Lupes piled out of the car, aiming their Ultimate Rainbow Guns at Mike.
Mike dropped his bottle and put his paws in the air, as the police directed.
"Wh...why, hello officers..." Mike said.
A police Lupe walked over, his Rainbow Gun ready in case of any sudden moves
as he handcuffed Mike and dragged him into the car. More police Lupes came,
marching past Biggio as if he wasn't there and then shoving into the club. From
outside, Biggio heard screams and shouts, and moments later the police piled
out again with handcuffed pets of all recognizable sorts, including Jacob as
they shoved them into the car.
"Hey!" Biggio shouted. He didn't understand the police, or the rainbow flashes
and came a pun the thought that they officers were all taking them to Shucky
Shoyru's for lunch. "What about me?" He smiled and wagged his large tail, a
smile on his worn face.
A police officer sighed as he finally noticed the Skeith and turned over to
his partner. "Do you think they trained it to be a fighter?"
His partner gave him a look. "With that face? I doubt it. He was probably kidnapped."
The officer came out of the car and aimed a rainbow gun at Biggio, just in
case as he cautiously padded towards the large Skeith and undid the chain. Biggio
stepped forward once and the frightened officer stepped back. "I'm warning you!"
Biggio cocked his head and raised an eyebrow, then sat down and wagged his
tail three times. The officer grabbed the chain and shoved the Skeith in the
back of the car. "So where we goin'?" Biggio asked, a smile still on his face
as he wagged his tail. "We goin' to the restaurant?"
"No," the paranoid Lupe said. "You're going home."
"What home?" Biggio asked, confused. "I don't have any home."
"Great," the Lupe's partner said. "We have a stray."
When the two officers got back to the department, they put Mike, Jacob and
all the others in jail for a later trial. The first officer said something about
'vandalism and theft', but Biggio kept his eye on the pets in the jail.
"Why are they in a cage?" Biggio asked, his head low to the ground. "Cages
are bad! Don't put them in cages."
"Yeah, well they did something bad," the Lupe said. "You only go in a...cage
if you're bad."
Biggio looked down sadly, and said half to himself, "But mommy and daddy didn't
do anything bad..."
The second Lupe officer grabbed Biggio's chain and dragged him outside and
into the car. He was quiet the whole time, still in thought and confusion. The
Lupe dragged Biggio out once more and pulled him into a large building. When
they got inside, the Lupe dragged Biggio to the front desk were an old, crude
looking yellow Techo stood.
"We have another stray," the Lupe said and handed the chain to the Techo "Take
it away. I also warn you that it's somewhat annoying."
Biggio looked down until he was dragged away once more. The Techo opened a
large steel door and looked around the musty stone hallway. Cages were everywhere...pets
all in them. They piled everywhere, never seeming to stop. Barks, meows, hisses,
even growls were heard. Sounds of pain and sorrow were everywhere. Biggio was
shoved into the bottom-most cage, and the Techo left.
"But I didn't do anything bad..." Biggio said sadly. "Mommy and Daddy didn't
do anything bad either." He looked sadly at the bowl of tap water and the bowl
of moldy biscuits.
After Biggio fell asleep once more, like he always did, he awoke hours later
on a cozy pillow in a large stone room, lit with torches and a warm fireplace.
He looked around the room. A cozy couch at the side of it, a large fluffy bed
in the corner, a large plush carpet in the center of it. He blinked a few times
and rubbed his neck. The chain was...gone. He padded towards a tiger-striped
mirror and looked at himself. His coat was clean and shiny, and whiter than
ever before. The dirt and grime had been wiped off, and his fur smelled like
Biggio walked over to a wooden door and opened it to see a large, clean bathroom.
He was confused, yet excited and happy at the same time. He opened another wooden
door to see a large wooden room, a tiger print rug in the center and a large
Zen couch in the middle. A white Lupe and kind-looking girl sat on the couch,
and at the entrance of Biggio, both of them stood up with a jolt. The girl smiled
and began to speak. "Welcome to our family, Biggio."
The Lupe bounded over and hugged Biggio tightly. "You're my new brother!!"
The Lupe cried. Biggio smiled.
The girl smiled, too, and walked over to the enormous Biggio and patted his
neck. "Call me Sharx."
"I'm Kapu," the Lupe said.
"Don't worry, Biggio. I adopted you from the pound, and I know you will like
it here. You'll fit in perfectly," Sharx said.
Biggio's smile became bigger and bigger until he laughed for the first time
in his life. Then Biggio said to himself, a smile on his face, "So this is what