It was Reyukashin alright; I noticed her strong red tail,
which made her different from other Peophin. She had a blue body, with a red
tail. I soon realized why Emma was crying. Reyukashin had a bite mark across
her neck. We had lost her.
Then a voice said, "You can bring her back,
but unless you gather the scrolls, her soul will be one of those nice crystal
sculptures up there." So I stopped stalling. I had to get these scrolls,
for Kairi, for Kinaki, for Reyukashin, for me, and for our owners. The picture
erased itself and a new image appeared. This was an image of hope, it was Reyukashin.
"Save me, Star, save me! No time passes
with these messages. You have time to watch." Then Kairi and her little
sister came on. "Keep going strong Star_dusk11!!!" and the whole image
flickered and the screen disappeared. In its place was a crystal stand, with
the scroll on top. This seems almost too easy... I thought. But I went for it
anyway. A rope with melons tied to the ends wrapped around me. It was amazingly
strong, and I couldn't get free. I was in a big pickle, and the minutes slowly
ticked away. I finally got it off by biting and clawing it, and I grabbed the
The stand shook and was sucked back into the
ground. In its place stood a trap door. I crawled through, almost reluctantly.
"14 hours left..." said a whisper. Since both of my previous encounters
had costed me only five hours, I should be able to get the last scroll. I dropped,
for what seemed like forever, into a pit. In the center of the pit was a stand
and a scroll... which would be easy enough to retrieve if it wasn't for the
fact that the scroll was about six feet under water! That may not seem like
a lot, but to an Eyrie (or partial Eyrie) like me, that was a lot. You see,
Eyries hate water. But this was for my friends, so I had to do it. I jumped
in and grabbed the scroll, and when I did, the water began to drain. At the
bottom of the drain, was an open trapdoor. I was sucked in.
I was back into the room with the crystal sculptures.
The cave door was still open. I could have left. But then I would fail my friends.
"You have 9 hours left," said that creepy voice. So I walked up to
Kairi's soul sculpture, and I fell through the hole. I was back in the room
with all the Eyries, and there was the imitation Kairi. Now all I had to do
was read the scrolls. Nothing hard about that. But when I opened the scroll,
tears began to form. It was written in ancient Eyrie, I couldn't have deciphered
I read over the code over and over. And more
and more tears began to form. I had almost lost my voice, been tied up by melons,
and gotten my feathers wet so I couldn't fly. And it was all for nothing. The
scrolls, I couldn't read them, and I had to understand them. Slowly, but surely,
the tears began to fall. All over the scroll I was holding, so I surely couldn't
read it. I picked up the other two and tears fell on them. I threw them to the
ground in a haste and went to the sky blue Eyrie.
"I have failed my quest. I can't understand
that writing," she smiled.
"Before you say you give up, you should
take a second look. It might turn out that you have not failed after all. You
have just one hour left, I suggest you hurry."
I realized she was talking about the scrolls.
I looked at them all. They were now written in a plain and simple Neopian fashion.
I could read them. I read aloud from the first scroll: YOU SHALL NOW BE FREE,
I read from the second scroll: FROM THE GREAT TRUTH, and I read from
the third scroll: THAT BOTH BINDS YOU AND FREES YOU!!!! It was done.
I had read the scrolls, and understood them. My friends should be turning back
A screen appeared in front of me. It showed
Emma still crying over Reyukashin. Then a ghost Peophin appeared behind her.
"Emma!" it cried. "It's me, Reyukashin!!!"
Emma was overjoyed. That's one feat done. I turned to the Eyries. Kairi was
just waking up.
"Starry? Where are you? Kinaki? Where are
you two?" Kinaki was there, but Kairi couldn't find me.
"Kairi it's me! Star_dusk!" I realized
something. She couldn't recognized me, I was now an Eyrie.
I was in tears, and I turned to the sky-blue
Eyrie. "Oh.. um... what was your name?"
"Right..., okay then, oh Renunda, Am I
going to be stuck as this Eyrie? My friends don't recognize me, and my owner
will turn me away!"
Renunda smiled, "Of course not."
Her shape began to change, until she was a bright
blue Faerie, with blue hair and wings.
"I'm the time Faerie, Renunda. And all I
do is cast a spell to rewind you to the way you were before and you are back.
So here goes nothing,: I bind the spirit that binds you, and now your age I
rewind you! Twenty-four hours ago, your looks then are your looks now."
I ran to my friend, and gave her a hug, one
of massive proportions and we went home.
"Umm, Renunda? How do we get out?"
"Simple. Go to the next room, then the purple
room, and the water room. Then you will be in the crystal room, and that's where
you'll find the exit. Oh, and by the way, if you ever need me, or any other
Faerie, rub this," she handed me a crystal snowglobe, "and call the
Faerie's name," and she gave me a list of Faerie names and what type of
Faerie they were.
We followed her directions and were soon at
our houses. As it turns out, nothing at all had changed. I walked in and greeted
Emma. "So how did the hike with you and Kairi go?" She explained about
Reyukashin, and said that it was as if someone painted her with a ghost paintbrush
and bit the neck of the body. It was the strangest thing. We still live happily.