Hannah Meets Hannah: Part One
"ALICIA!" shouted Hannah Jewel. She ran up to the girl,
a copy of the Neopian Times in her left paw. "Alicia, guess what?"
Alicia, Hannah Jewel's owner, looked down from
her writing to see her Usul dressed almost exactly like Hannah. The only difference
was her skirt, which was purple instead of green. She even had the brown hair
like the real Hannah. "Yes, Hannah Jewel?" she asked. She knew that all her
Usul would do is blabber on about Hannah and the Pirate Caves again. Even so,
she was still nice to her Red Usul.
"Hannah, the real Hannah, is coming to Neopia
Central TODAY!" replied Hannah Jewel. "You can meet her in person and get her
autograph for FREE!"
Alicia's eyes went wide. "Whoa," she whispered.
"Hey, maybe if you're lucky, she'll let you explore the Pirate Caves with her."
Hannah Jewel laughed. "Good one, Alicia. I've
got to find Slushie Jewel and tell him about this! Now, where did that Ice Bori
run off to?"
"Last time I saw him, he was in his room playing
"Thanks, Alicia." The red Usul raced to Slushie
Jewel's room. Like Alicia said, he was in his room playing games. "Slushie Jewel,
The Ice Bori looked up. "Let me guess: It has
to do with Hannah," he said.
"Yep," replied Hannah Jewel, shoving the copy
of the Neopian times into her younger brother's icy paws. "Read this. It is
the coolest thing that's ever happened in a lifetime!"
Slushie Jewel sighed and looked at the paper.
"'Hannah the Usul's Neopian Central Debut on the 30th Day of Collecting, Year
Six, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. NST,'" he read aloud. "That's… today…" he
"Told ya it was cool!" said Hannah Jewel. "We
have to go!"
"What do you mean 'we?'" asked Slushie Jewel.
"I'm not going!"
Slushie Jewel gave a confused look at his sister,
and then read on. "'Hannah the Usul and her friend, Armin the Bori appear at
Neopia Central on this date…'" He stopped reading. "Armin the Bori? I'm like,
his biggest fan! And it also says that you can get their autographs for FREE!"
"So, are we going or what?"
The Ice Bori looked up at his big sister. "How
do we convince Alicia to take us?"
"We don't. Alicia lets us do EVERYTHING! All
we have to do is ask."
"I guess it wouldn't hurt to try."
"Believe me, you don't know Alicia as well as
I do," said Hannah Jewel as she left the room with Slushie Jewel right behind
"Where are you going?" asked Hannah Jewel's younger
sister, Maya Jewel the Kacheek.
"We're going to ask Alicia if she'll take us
to meet the real Hannah," replied Slushie Jewel.
Maya Jewel shrugged. "I hope you don't want me
to go. I don't like Hannah as much as you do."
"You don't have to go," answered Hannah Jewel.
"It's just Slushie Jewel and me."
"OK. Have fun!" Maya Jewel went back to her room
to play with her Neoquest II Plushies.
Hannah Jewel and Slushie Jewel ran into Alicia's
room. "Alicia?" asked Slushie Jewel. "Can we go meet Hannah?"
Alicia looked up from her book. "Sure," she replied.
"I take it I get to at least tag along and make sure you're safe?"
Hannah Jewel and Slushie Jewel looked at each
other. It'd be so embarrassing if Hannah saw their owner there protecting them.
She'd never let them explore the Pirate Caves, or any caves for that matter,
with her and Armin. "Sure," replied Hannah Jewel. "But, only if you promise
to stay out of our way unless we say so, OK?"
Alicia looked at the two Neopets with a confused
look. "Okay, but as long as I can still see you."
"Deal!" both pets said at the same time.
"OK. You two go get ready. We still have an hour
until she gets here."
"We need to get there early if we're going to
be one of the first to meet Hannah in person," said Hannah Jewel. "Let's leave
in a half hour, OK?"
"I guess that works," replied Alicia. "I'm not
doing anything today, anyway."
"Yes!" cheered Slushie Jewel. "Come on, Hannah
Jewel, let's go get ready to meet Hannah and Armin!" Both pets ran to their
Alicia laughed. "What crazy pets. Always a HUGE
fan of whatever's popular at the current time." She laughed and looked at her
book again, then looked up again. "I wonder if I can get past the tenth level
on my Hannah and the Pirate Caves game." She marked her place in her book and
put it up.
About thirty minutes later, Hannah Jewel, Slushie
Jewel, and Alicia were out of the house and walking toward the Neopian Central
High Street, the place where Hannah was supposed to be. There were about ten
others in line in front of them. Alicia got out of view with several other owners
whose pets didn't want to be embarrassed at the sight of their owners.
"You excited?" asked Slushie Jewel.
"You bet," replied Hannah Jewel. "I'm also a
bit nervous. But just a little bit."
"Same here," said Slushie Jewel. "Only thirty
minutes to go. What to talk about what we like about each character?"
"If it'll pass the time," replied Hannah Jewel.
"OK. I like Hannah because she can jump really high."
"I like Armin because he can dig through snow."
"I like Hannah because…" Hannah Jewel stopped
when she realized that a blue Cybunny had cut in front of her. "Hey! We were
The Cybunny looked at Hannah Jewel in a snotty
way. "Yeah, well I'm Hannah's biggest fan!" she said meanly.
Hannah Jewel just about punched her in the nose.
"No way! I'm Hannah's biggest fan!"
"Excuse me, but I believe you are mistaken. I
am Hannah's biggest fan! How about a quiz to see who's the biggest fan? Whoever
can answer the most questions wins!"
"Fine, but who will quiz us?" asked Hannah Jewel.
"I will," said a familiar voice behind the two
pets. Both spun around so see the real Hannah standing there. "Having a little
"You bet!" said the snotty Cybunny. "This wannabe
here thinks she's your biggest fan!"
"Well, I'll determine that," said Hannah. "I'll
give you questions that only a true fan of me would know, OK?"
"You bet!" said the two fighting pets at the
"OK! Let the quiz begin! Question One: How many
games am I in?"
The Cybunny chimed in. "Two!" she said.
"Correct," said Hannah. "Question Two: What recent
Neopian plot am I a part of?"
Hannah Jewel chimed in first. "Hannah and the
"Correct. Question Three: What species of Neopet
is the figure who I am trying to help in the Ice Caves Plot?"
The Cybunny chimed in. "Gelert!"
"Correct. Question Four: What species, color,
and name, in that order is the character that helps me in Hannah and the Ice
"Bori, Yellow, Armin," said Hannah Jewel. "Piece
"Final Question: How many total gold pieces are
in Hannah and the Pirate Caves?"
The Cybunny thought for a long while. "I… I don't
know…" she said.
"I do!" said Hannah Jewel. "Five hundred eleven!"
"Congratulations!" cheered Hannah. "You have
been nominated my biggest fan! Sorry, little Cybunny, but you're the first runner-up!"
The Cybunny grew a scowl on her face, then turned
up her nose at the two Usuls and stomped off. "Stupid little Usuls…" she muttered.
Both Usuls rolled their eyes, then looked at
each other and began laughing.
"Well, you know who I am," said Hannah. "What's
"Hannah Jewel," replied the red Usul.
"Wow! You're a bigger fan than I thought! Tell
you what, you get your autograph first!"
"Cool! Hey, could you get Armin for me? My brother's
a big fan."
Slushie Jewel shyly looked at Hannah. He waved
"Sure! I'll be right back." Hannah ran off, and
came back about a minute later with the yellow Bori by her side. "Meet Armin,
"Hi!" said Armin. He, too, seemed a little nervous.
"Hi!" said Slushie Jewel. "I'm Slushie Jewel
Jewel, but just call me Slushie Jewel. I'm a huge fan! Maybe not your biggest
fan, but pretty close!"
Armin smiled. "So, I guess you want our autographs,
huh?" he asked.
"You know it!" said Hannah and Slushie Jewel
at the same time.
Hannah got out a piece of paper and signed it,
"To: My biggest fan, Hannah Jewel. From: Hannah the Usul." She gave it to Hannah
Jewel. Armin also got out a piece of paper and signed it, "To: Slushie Jewel
Jewel. From: Armin the Bori." He gave it to Slushie Jewel.
"Thanks!" said Hannah Jewel.
"You're welcome," replied Hannah. She turned
to Armin and whispered something in his ear. Armin nodded in reply. "OK, Armin
and I have come to an agreement."
"What kind of agreement?" asked Slushie Jewel.
"We want you two to come exploring with us,"
replied Hannah. "We're going to the Ice Caves tomorrow to look for treasure.
Want to come?"
Hannah Jewel and Slushie Jewel looked at each
other. They smiled and nodded. "Okay," said Slushie Jewel. "But first we have
to ask our owner."
"OK. Come back to this spot at 3:00 p.m. with
your answer. Then, if your owner agrees, we'll head out right away!"
"OK, no problem!" said Hannah Jewel. "See you
in a few of hours!"
"OK! I've got some fans to make autographs out
to. Bye!" Both her and Armin waved and headed for the front of the line.
"Come on! Let's ask Alicia. Like I said, she
says yes to EVERYTHING!" Both ran to Alicia.
"Back so soon?" asked Alicia. She laughed. "I
watched you out there. You got to meet Hannah before anybody else! You even
got her and Armin's autograph. I also know that you've been nominated Hannah's
biggest fan. So, ready to go home?"
"First, can Slushie Jewel and I ask you something?"
asked Hannah Jewel.
"Ask away," replied Alicia.
"See, Hannah and Armin did some thinking, and
they want me and Slushie Jewel to go exploring in the Ice Caves with them. Can
Alicia thought it over. "Sure!" she said. "I
know Hannah and Armin are strong, and I know you two are strong as well."
"You mean it?" asked Slushie Jewel.
"Better pack your winter clothing!" said Alicia.
"Let's get home and pack. What time do we need to be back here?"
"3:00 p.m.," replied Slushie Jewel. "We've got
to get home and get packing!"
So, the two pets and Alicia ran home. Hannah
Jewel packed her big coat and a few supplies for climbing the slippery rocks.
She also packed plenty of food in her lunchbox. Slushie Jewel only packed some
emergency supplies. Being made of ice, he could eat snow in the caves and survive
the freezing temperatures. He packed some flint and steel.
"You never know when a good fire could come in
handy," he had said to Hannah Jewel. "You never know…"
"You got that off the Neopedia Article of Hannah
and the Pirate Caves, didn't you?" asked Hannah Jewel.
Slushie Jewel's eyes moved left and right. "Maybe…"
he said just before he burst out laughing.
At exactly 3:00 p.m., the two pets and their
owner headed to Neopian Central where Hannah was waiting.
"Ready to go?" she asked.
"Yep!" said Hannah Jewel. She turned back to
Alicia. "Bye, Alicia!"
"Bye Alicia!" said Slushie Jewel.
"Bye you two," said Alicia. "Have fun and be
careful!" She began the walk home.
Hannah Jewel and Slushie Jewel turned back to
Alicia. "So, which direction do we go from here?" asked Slushie Jewel.
Hannah got out a map and looked at it. She then
looked up, then pointed north. "First, we go to the northern coast of Neopia.
Then, we take a ferry to Terror Mountain. Once we arrive in Happy Valley, we
go into the Ice Caves. We can use the map to navigate the tunnels easily."
"Guess we're ready to go then," said Armin. "You
"We've been ready all day!" said Hannah Jewel.
"Lead the way, Hannah!"
Hannah smiled, and then began walking north,
followed by Hannah Jewel. Just behind them were Armin and Slushie Jewel, in
that order. They were ready for an adventure of a lifetime…
To be continued…