Welcome to Edna's Tower
Just to tell you, I am COMPLETELY normal! I am not even
the slightest bit strange. Do not think that sleeping with a Cobrall at night
and wearing giant red swirl shaped jewelry is odd because it is most definitely
not. Also, do not think that a trip to Edna's Tower is nice because it is MOST
certainly not. Now to tell you my story.
My name is Karina. I'm a Green Zafara, much like
the one Edna is except I don't wear pointy black hats. When I grow up I am going
to be Neopia's most FAMOUS actress. I have a real knack for lying. Er, I mean
acting. It was a normal Saturday morning and I was sleeping in, my beautiful
Cobrall, Maze, sleeping around my head. My owner, Tiffany (she can be a real
pain), suddenly barges into my room and yanks the blanket off my bed. I scream,
but pretend to be asleep at the same time. If I'm going to be a famous actress
one day there's no time to practice than the present.
"Get up!" Tiffany demanded. "I have an errand
for you to run."
"You know I don't like running," I grumbled,
not daring to open my eyes.
"Fine then, I want you to do something for me,"
Tiffany said, poking me. Maze hissed.
"Oh, Tiffany, I'm sleeping," I moaned, turning
over on my bed.
"Then how are you talking to me?" Tiffany demanded.
"Haven't you ever heard of sleep talking?"
"That's it! GET UP!"
Tiffany grabbed me- yes she actually GRABBED
me- and thrust me on to the floor. I screamed the entire time until she told
me to be quiet or else she'd stuff Maze into my mouth. She handed me my favourite
giant red bracelet decorated with circles and squares and stars and every other
"Wear this," my owner said. "Edna likes it."
"Oh, okay, this is my fa-" I stopped. "Did you
"Yes I said Edna," Tiffany said impatiently.
"Now hurry or you'll be arriving at the Haunted Woods at midnight!"
"I DON'T WANT TO GO!!!!!" I screamed and threw
myself on my bed, crushing Maze who started to wail.
"You're such a baby," Tiffany said, rolling her
eyes. She grabbed my feet and dragged me off the bed. I hung on to Maze but
he bit me and made me let go. Stupid Cobrall.
"NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!" I was practically clawing
at the walls, but Tiffany was stronger than me. She dragged me all the way down
the stairs and out the front door.
"Why do I have to go?" I wailed.
"I want you to get me that Cackle avatar," Tiffany
answered, giving me my coat. "Just ask Edna nicely for it and she'll give it
"But I thought we had to do quests," I said as
Tiffany grabbed my shoes and thrust them at me.
"Well, you're special," Tiffany answered. "Now
scoot! It gets darker every second at the Haunted Woods so it's best you go
"Why can't you go?" I asked, not moving an inch.
"I'll be busy," Tiffany said. In other words,
she didn't want to go either.
"Can I take Maze?" I asked.
Tiffany rolled her eyes, but went upstairs and
came back down with the Cobrall. "Here."
I took Maze and stroked him. He gave me the evil
eye. I gave him one too. I thought it would only be fair.
"Stop giving each other evil stares," Tiffany
said, rolling her eyes. She seemed to do this a lot. "Get going!" She went back
in the house and slammed the door.
"HOW RUDE!" I yelled. Then I turned and started
for the Haunted Woods. While I walked I sang to Maze. He liked it when I sang
I passed by the Food Shop where the Chia who
worked there gave me funny looks. It must've been the jacket. On my beautiful
poofy red jacket there was a picture of a Lupe. Oh yeah. Lupe's ate Chia's didn't
"This way to Haunted Woods," I read. A giant
sign had been placed right before me, pointing right. I started to walk.
Maze hissed as we entered the forest, the trees
as sick as an Elephante's trunk. I shivered and pulled my jacket tighter over
my body. I hated this part of the Haunted Woods. I remembered once when I walked
through here with Tiffany and she told me never to make much noise or else wild
Neopets would come out and attack. Too bad I remembered that right after I stepped
on a twig and it broke in half making a loud cracking sound.
I screamed and Maze hissed loudly as a Red Lupe
jumped out of the trees. He bared his teeth at us and growled angrily and I
stumbled backwards, tripping over a tree root and making a loud thud as I hit
the ground. That attracted several more wild Lupes. Great.
"Trespasser!" the Red Lupe growled. He seemed
to be the leader of the pack.
"I come in peace!" I shrieked, stumbling to my
feet. Maze slithered into the hood of my jacket, the coward.
"No one comes in peace in the Haunted Woods!"
a Blue Lupe barked at me. He gave me the evil eye. Why does everyone insist
on eyeing me evilly??
I figured now was a good time to launch my acting
skills. I dropped to my knees and rubbed my hands together. "I stumbled here
by accident," I lied. "I didn't know I would run into such handsome and strong
Lupes as yourself."
All the Lupes looked quite flattered except for
the Red Lupe who snorted and said, "Don't expect us to believe this rubbish
you flaunt in our face."
"I'm a big fan," I said, sounding very convincing
(if I do say so myself). "See? You're on the back of my jacket."
"You know, she does seem to like us, boss," the
Blue Lupe said, grinning. He seemed to be taking a liking to me.
"Don't be a fool!" the Red Lupe hissed. "She
is obviously trying to get on our good side."
I sighed and rose to my feet. "Well then if you
don't trust me then I suppose I can't tell you my secret."
The Red Lupe raised his eyebrows. "Secret?" Ah
ha! A weak spot!
"Yes, secret," I said. "Well, if you're going
to kill me then do it now." I closed my eyes.
"Wait," the red Lupe waved at me to make me open
my eyes. "I trust you. Tell me the secret."
I raised my eyebrows. My giant red bracelet slipped
down my wrist and I pushed it back up. "Are you sure?"
"Yes," the Red Lupe said, practically begging.
I leaned close to the pack of Lupes and lowered
my voice. "In Neopia," I whispered. "There is a Chia at the Food Shop. You can't
miss it. It's shaped like a burger."
"A Chia?" The Red Lupe looked interested.
"Very fat," I said, nodding. "Very yellow."
"Why, yellow's my favourite colour!" the Red
The Blue Lupe frowned. "I thought it was red."
Ignoring his companions comment, the Red Lupe
faced me. "Thank you kindly for this information. Let's go, boys!" He started
to run for Neopia, his friends following him.
I sighed with relief. "Maze, you can come out
now. They're gone." My Cobrall slithered out of my hood and perched himself
comfortably on my shoulder. I ran through the rest of the woods, not wanting
to attract more wild Neopets.
After about a half an hour of dodging tree branches,
I reached Edna's Tower. I opened the door, looked around hesitantly, and then
ducked in. I hated that there were so many stairs in Edna's Tower. I jogged
up all of them, panting as I did. I almost fainted when I reached the top. Maybe
it was because of all the stairs. Or maybe it was because of the awful smell.
At the top was a green door which I opened. I entered the room and saw Edna
stirring something purple in a large pot. So that was where the ghastly smell
"Hello, Karina and Maze!" Edna said cheerfully,
setting down her large wooden spoon.
"Hi, Aunt Edna," I said, grinning. Even though
I hated the trip going to Haunted Woods, I liked to see my Aunt Edna. She always
gave me free potions.
"How was your day?" Edna asked, sitting down
on a bench and motioning for me to do the same.
"Er, it was fine," I said, grinning as I sat
"Good." Edna smiled. "Now what can I do for you?"
"Tiffany wants the Cackle avatar," I said. Maze
was not making himself comfortable on Edna's lap.
"Well why didn't you say so?" Edna reached into
her pocket and pulled out a box. "Here you go, dear."
"Thanks Aunt Edna!" I smiled and rose from the
bench. "Have fun cackling!"
Edna rolled her eyes. "Honestly, it's a tough
job. They should know I only give them avatars if they ask for it. I mean, do
they really expect me to remember something as little as avatars when I have
potions to make?"
I grinned. "They shouldn't expect so much, Aunt
"Now, take this potion." Edna handed me a purple
potion that looked much like the one she was stirring. "Drink it and wish you
are home. That way you don't have to go through all that trouble to get back
to your place in Neopia."
"Thanks, Aunt Edna." I closed my eyes, drank
the potion and wished I was back home. When I opened my eyes, I was standing
in my bedroom, the box in my hands, Maze on top of my head. How did he get there??
The next morning the Neopian Times came. I picked
it up from where it was resting on the coffee table. The headlines said in big
block letters 'CHIA AT FOOD COURT ATTACKED BY WILD LUPES'. Oops. My bad.