To better understand this writing, please read the first part of this story,
Home," in the Neopian Times.
"You have no idea of how much I missed you," said the
faerie. "Did you miss me?"
Jenny was scared, scared beyond belief. The
last time she had seen Jhudora was in her purple cloud, and she had blown the
roof! (Not literally, of course, but it is quite possible.) Jenny squirmed in
the faerie's arms.
"Don't look so frightened, little miamouse,"
the purple face added, "I came back to get you; I missed you." Jenny looked
up and stared into her eyes. Did they look *gulp* sincere? After Jenny had been
kicked out from Jhudora's home, she had heard many stories about the faerie;
some were even too nasty to repeat. And now, as Jenny looked once more into
the deep, purple eyes, she still could not help feeling frightened.
"What in the world are you scared of? Can't
you see I truly, one hundred-percent missed you? I need you back home, with
me..." Jhudora said.
Needed her? For what? For an experiment? For
a servant? It could not possibly be for a companion and loving petpet, could
Jenny was so busy asking herself all of these
questions that she did not notice they were flying high above Faerieland. When
she looked down, Jenny noticed one of the things she had seen earlier when the
air faerie had flown her to the shop. There was the spring. It looked so peaceful,
so beautiful. I bet I'd feel a lot safer there than with her, Jenny thought
They landed on the cloud Jenny had once called
home. It was violet, bubbling, and almost out of view was the house. Just like
the rest of the cloud, it was purple with a wee bit of green. It rose way above
Faerieland, and Jenny had not remembered it looking so welcome. What had happened
to the "Get off of my property!" sign, and why was there a "Welcome" mat in
front of her door? Had Jhudora really turned over a new leaf?
"What happened to my sign?! I bet it was Fyora;
it wouldn't be the first time she took it and put a welcome mat on my door!"
Jenny knew the name Fyora. It was her dream to live in her house with all those
wonderful harris. That dream looked way off in the distance now.
Jhudora looked liked her old self now: steaming
and angry. She tore the welcome mat off her porch and with the snap of her fingers,
she made her sign reappear in front of her home. "That's better," Jhudora stated.
They walked into the house; Jenny was practically
shaking in the faerie's arms.
Everything looked the same as the miamouse had
remembered it. The staircase was tall and winding. Cauldrons and potions littered
the floor on the ground level. As they continued upstairs, however, Jenny noticed
a big purple bed and then many smaller beds on the floor. Were they petpet beds?
What's more, though, was that there were petpet toys all over the room. There
were veespa petpetnip toys, wind up cooties, disco squeaky petpet toys, and
every other petpet toys she could think of!
"So, what do you think?" the faerie asked Jenny.
Jenny was in awe. Jhudora had gotten all of this for her. Hadn't Jhudora been
the one to kick Jenny to the curb? Wasn't she the one who made Jenny give up
her first and only home?
Jenny wanted to pounce on every toy, chew at
every toy bone, and take a long nap in the beds. As if Jhudora had read Jenny's
thoughts, the faerie exclaimed, "Go ahead! Enjoy all these wonderful items!"
And so she did.
Jenny tapped the zomutt fluffy ball around the
room in circles until she was dizzy. She scratched at the zytch scratching post
until her claws were worn out. She even jumped on the blechy squeeze toy until
its squeaker had died.
The miamouse hopped on every bed. She patted
every springy toy until the spring stopped springing. The chewing toys were
reduced to little pieces of rubber. Jenny didn't worry about all these toys
that she had broken. After all, there were plenty left in that room to last
the rest of her life! After hours of fun and happiness, Jenny realized it was
Jhudora walked up the stairs and into the room
with her nighttime pajamas on. She had a sleeping mask around her head and carried
a book under her arms. She yawned, put the book on the nightstand, got into
her bed, and pulled the covers on. "Good night, little miamouse, sleep well."
She pulled the mask over her eyes.
Jenny had to choose between a snuffly petpet
bed, an ettaphant petpet bed, and a scarabug petpet bed to sleep in. She chose
the ettaphant petpet bed and crawled in. She fell asleep as soon as she closed
Hours later, Jenny woke up from a nightmare.
Her nightmare had let her realize several things. For one, what if Jhudora was
going to eat Jenny? Had she given her all those toys because she thought that
a happy petpet was a tasty petpet? Jhudora never did say, "Welcome to your new
home." Jhudora never named her nor did she give her a petpetpet. She didn't
say anything to the miamouse that made her feel safe. This could all be a trick.
Jenny heard some rustling in the room. It could
not have been Jhudora since she was snoring and looked exhausted. Just then,
Jenny saw the source of the noise. There seemed to be two creatures across the
"Grab that Jimmy! That looks like it would be
worth enough Neopoints to buy us food for a week!" one of the Bug Brothers said.
"Yeah, well, this would do it for a month!"
the other said, pointing at another toy.
"What are you two doing?" Jenny asked the bugs.
They looked up at her in surprise. Both gasped as if it were the purple lady
that said that and not a tiny miamouse.
After one of them caught their breath, he said,
"What does it look like we're doing? We're taking these toys!"
"But those are mine!" Jenny pleaded. The brothers
started laughing. They rolled on their backs and laughed until tears rolled
down their face. They laughed loud, so loud that they did not notice the snoring
"You two again?" Jhudora sounded angry. "Get
away from my petpet or I will turn you into piles of ashes! And if you ever
come back, that's what you will be!" she shouted.
The brothers looked at each other, dropped the
toys that were in their hands, and made a run for it. Jhudora got out of her
bed and walked over to Jenny.
"I'm sorry about that, honey, but you're safe
now." Jhudora tickled Jenny's belly and Jenny purred. "Quite an eventful night
for your first night home, huh?" Jhudora smiled, as did Jenny.
Jenny had a home, and she had heard it with
her own ears. Both of them crawled back into their beds and went to sleep in