The day was bright and cheery in the Kadoatery, and all
of the Kadoaties were laughing and enjoying themselves as people rushed inside
to frantically feed them, or "serve" they as liked to put it.
"Ah, I feel like a prince," said Coco, a blue
Kadoatie. He was smiling while lying on his back in his cage.
Piddles, a pink Kadoatie, nodded and giggled.
"I feel like Princess Fernypoo, except I'm much, much prettier!"
All of the Kadoaties roared in laughter. Piddles
always thought of herself as someone with great power, when in reality, she
was just a very simple Kadoatie.
Leanardo heaved a sigh, and rubbed his head against
his soft yellow skin. The poor Kadoatie's stomach rumbled loudly for some good
food. "Ooooh, I'm so hungry," he moaned. "That Lettuce barely did anything for
Everyone stared at him sympathetically. Leanardo
was an incredibly unlucky Kadoatie. His owner had already left him at the Kadoatery
for two weeks (which was an abnormally long time for a Kadoatie to stay there),
and he was always the one who had to be fed the sickening and tiny foods.
"Don't worry Leanardo!" Coco exclaimed. "I'm
sure you'll get something great the next restock!"
All of a sudden, the caretaker stepped out of
his office, holding about a dozen worn-out signs. He started to tape them against
the cages of all the Kadoaties who had been fed in the prior restock.
Please let me get something good, please let
me get something good, Leanardo desperately pleaded to himself.
The caretaker placed a sign against Leanardo's
cage. The yellow Kadoatie immediately tilted his head to try and see what he
would be fed.
"Is it something good?" he yelled at the other
None of them replied, and looked down at the
ground, too nervous to tell him the bad news. Leanardo groaned, and lay himself
down once more on the ground. The caretaker promptly opened up the entrance
of the Kadoatery, and immediately frenzied feeders began streaming in to feed
a Kadoatie. Some already had the items with them out of pure luck, and threw
them at the Kadoatie who wanted it. Others ran back out to the Shop Wizard to
try and purchase it rapidly.
A young girl who looked quite young stepped up
to Leanardo's cage, and bent down with an Apple in her hand. "Here you go, little
buddy," she whispered, beaming.
She let the apple drop into the Kadoatie's cage.
Leanardo had no clue what the girl had just told him, since it sounded like
total gibberish, but he immediately gulped down the Apple anyway. His stomach
continued to rumble after that. The girl unfortunately didn't notice, and ran
away, yelling to her friend that she had just fed her first Kadoatie.
"Oh, when is Kaja going to come back to get me?"
Leanardo whispered, sniffing. "He said he'd only be gone for a short amount
of time. Two weeks isn't a short amount of time."
Kaja was Leanardo's loving and kind owner, who
was an orange Yurble. He had planned to stay at his relatives in Meridell for
a week and a half.
A rainbow Acara suddenly swung the glass door
open, and stepped into the Kadoatery. Piddles squealed in delight, and hopped
around her cage. "Yay, Cassie here's! She's here!"
The whole Kadoatery burst into a wave of cheers
as Cassie took out her petpet from the cage with the key she had received when
she first put Piddles there. "Hey Piddles!" she exclaimed. "Glad to see you!"
Piddles hugged her owner, and grinned. She had
no clue what her owner had just told her, but she still felt like asking, "How
was your vacation?"
Casse petted her little Piddles. What the Kadoatie
had said to her sounded like a whole bunch of squeaks and murmurs to her. But
still, she felt like saying, "My vacation was great! I have lots of pictures
to show you when we get back home!"
The whole time Leanardo was watching this, he
felt an awful feeling of pain and sadness churn slowly in his stomach. He wanted
to be Piddles so badly at that moment. He wanted to be hugged, to be greeted,
to go back home. But he couldn't. Kaja hadn't come to him yet…
"Bye guys, I'll miss you all!" exclaimed Piddles,
waving goodbye to all of her friends.
"We'll miss you too!"
"I'll Neomail you when I get back home!"
Piddles and Cassie walked out of the Kadoatery,
leaving the door to slowly close shut.
"I'll Neomail you…Neomail…" slowly muttered Leanardo.
A thought suddenly popped in his mind. "Hey, maybe I can Neomail Kaja! THAT'S
IT! I CAN DO THAT!"
"What'd you say, Leanardo?" Mr. Snugglekins suddenly
inquired, breaking through the Kadoatie's chain of thoughts.
"Are we allowed to send Neomails to our owners
while we're here?" swiftly asked Leanardo, ignoring his friend's prior question.
"Um," began Mr. Snugglekins, scratching his head
thoughtfully, "I'm pretty sure we can. But I think we can only do it once."
Leanardo's face broke into a wide smile. "YAY!
Thanks Mr. Snugglekins!"
The Kadoatie suddenly squeezed his head out of
the cage's bars. "Caretaker, caretaker!" he shouted.
As always, all that the caretaker could perceive
were a bundle of squeaks and murmurs. He poked his head out of his office.
"Oh great, what does this Kadoatie want now?"
he grunted, standing up from his swiveling chair.
The ugly old man walked up to Leanardo, who was
staring up at him with adorable eyes. "What is it?!" he exclaimed.
Leanardo started scribbling on the ground with
his paw, motioning that he wanted to write something. The caretaker immediately
knew what he meant. "Fine, fine, I'll go get a piece of paper."
The yellow Kadoatie hopped around joyfully. Maybe
Kaja had forgotten about him because he was having so much in Meridell.
"I bet he's going to be so mad with himself when
he finds out that he forgot me," said Leanardo to himself. "I bet he's going
to buy me tons of stuff after this!"
Leanardo suddenly gasped. "Maybe he'll get me
"Or maybe he's forgotten you forever!" exclaimed
Vash, a snooty, island Kadoatie. He was devilishly flashing his teeth at Leanardo.
Leanardo whimpered, and shouted defensively,
"Shut up! It's none of your business!"
Vash poked out his tongue. "Do you know any other
Kadoatie that's been here for two weeks?"
Leanardo gazed down at the ground. "N-no," he
"HAHA, there! Your owner ain't coming back. You're
going to be staying here for the rest of your life!"
"JUST SHUT YOUR MOUTH, VASH!" Leanardo suddenly
roared as loud as he could.
All of the Kadoaties cocked their heads towards
him, surprised. All of a sudden, Leanardo felt very weak. He backed up into
the shadows of his cave, anxious from all of the Kadoaties, including Vash,
who were looking at him with eyes wide as saucers. He promptly dropped to the
ground, and bundled himself in a ball. Soon, he started to cry.
For the rest of the afternoon and the entire
night, Leanardo silently cried. He cried because of what Vash had said. He cried
because Piddles had got to leave the Kadoatery so happily. He cried because
Kaja still hadn't come for him. Leanardo just wanted to go back to the comfort
and warmth of his own home. He was sick of the stinky, old Kadoatery.
More then thirty different foods had managed
to pile up in Leanardo's cage, and the place where he was bundled up in was
the only free space he had. All of the Kadoaties (excluding Vash) we're worried
about him. Never had they seen Leanardo react in such a furious manner.
"Poor Leanardo," said Coco. "I'd feel so depressed
if I were him."
Suiko bobbed her head up and down. "I really,
really hope his owner comes back soon to get him. I've only been here for three
days, and already I feel family sick."
Leanardo could hear them talking about him. "I
don't care about them," he hissed through clenched teeth. "They can talk all
they want about me, but I don't care. I'm going to get away from this torture…"
With a mind of full of rage and determination,
the Kadoatie managed to push through all of the heavy food that was in his way.
Some of it fell out of his cage, where some greedy Kadoaties tried to seize
it with their little paws from their cages alongside of Leanardo's.
"Hey Leanardo!" exclaimed Coco, the moment he
saw the yellow Kadoatie. "Are you all right?"
However, when he noticed that Leanardo wasn't
replying, he felt worried. "L-Leanardo?" he stuttered.
Leanardo glowered, and suddenly slid out of the
bars of the cage. Maybe it was because he was so thin, or maybe it was because
he couldn't feel any pain except of what was inside of him at the moment, but
either way, he had miraculously gotten out.
Coco was astonished and scared at what was happening.
"Leanardo!" he abruptly screamed, catching of all the other Kadoaties' attention.
"What are you doing?!"
Leanardo could feel tears welling up in his eyes,
but he sure wasn't going to let the rest of the Kadoaties see them fall. He
dashed towards the glass door, pushed it open, and made his way outside into
The last words that he heard from the Kadoaties
was from Coco.
Coco had told him in a soft tone, "Leanardo,
you're not alone…"
Leanardo ran, and ran, and ran down the street
of his neighborhood. He could feel the warmness of his house nearby. He could
taste the sweetness of it. He could smell its gingerly air.
Closer, and closer, and closer. The houses that
were positioned alongside of his house were now in full and clear view.
"I'm almost there, I'm almost at home!" Leanardo
yelled, his voice full of fear yet joy.
All of a sudden, the yellow Kadoatie's worst
nightmares came to life. The house…it was all…gone.
Everything was a pile of debris: wood, glass,
brick. Ashes were scattered everywhere. The filthy aroma lingered in the air
and held a disgusting scent, causing Leanardo to cough stridently.
"W-what's going on?" he whimpered.
The yellow Kadoatie suddenly felt something brushing
against his left paw. He tilted his head down, and found a pile of letters stacked
on one another. Leanardo slowly picked them up, and began reading:
Where are you? We've been waiting for a day here at Meridell, and you still
haven't come. Please come soon. We miss you.
The second letter was even more painful to read:
We're growing more and more worried by the second. We're hoping that nothing
bad happened to you, and that you're still safe. Please come soon.
And the third letter felt like a piercing blade to Leonardo:
We're now all really scared. It's the third day, and you still haven't come!
We're going to call the Chia Police is you don't come here by tomorrow.
Leanardo stood still in absolute shock. No, this
couldn't be. A fire had happened inside his home…had Kaja been trapped inside?
No, he couldn't be. He just couldn't.
Leanardo felt soulless, lifeless. He wanted to
disappear from the face of the earth at this exact moment. He wanted to be alone.
He wanted to be gone.
The Kadoatie's little body suddenly dropped on
the ashes, and he began to cry, and cry, and cry as hard as he could for his
His Kaja who was gone.
A/N: I hope you enjoyed this short story I wrote. As always, comments are
much appreciated. Thank you.