Chibz, Allie, Cookie and Iri were all sitting by the fireplace, playing checkers. Well, Allie and Cookie were; Iri was warming her feet and Chibz was writing in her journal.
Dear Diary, I don't think Zelphie is coming back. She hasn't been herself, and I don't know what to do. What will she do, leave us by ourselves for all eternity, stuck in limbo?
Suddenly the door was flung open and Zelphie walked in. She held a bottle in her hands and it shone with a radient purple light. She looked up at her pets, who had a sad look on their faces. "Where were you?" questioned Cookie. "We have been so worried and lonely." her eyes were reproachful, and it broke Zelphie's heart. "I am sorry." she placed the bottle on the table and opened it. The faerie queen, small but still striking, flew out, and landed carefully on the checkers board. Iri gave a horrified squeal and put her paws over her mouth. "Y-y-your highness!" she squeaked.
"Yes, children." she said quietly. "I come from Faerieland to save you. Your owner is choosing to leave neopia forever, never to return. She asked me to change you, to turn you into spirits, something that shall never die. Cookie," she said. "You are to become a noble dragon, free to fly around in this world. You are not an animal, you will exist as something else. Iridescence." she turned to the frightened Cybunny. "You will be a Faerie, and rule alongside my Earthen counterparts." she waved aside Iri's gasps of thanks and looked at Allie. She pursed her lips. "You will become a human. One who will reside only in the mind of Zelphie."
Allie gasped, but bowed her head. She knew this was her fate, and it killed her to know it. The Faerie Queen saw her tears and added kindly, "It is only because you are too smart, and your brain is too advanced to be released to the world."
Allie nodded, still trying to swallow the tears. She would be an idea. Never really existing.
Finally the queen turned to Chibz. "You, my dear, will be revered once you are gone. You will be a muse, helping Zelphie and guiding her. You will take the form of a small pink puff." when she saw the look on Chibi's face, she added thoughtfully, "We have looked inside your spirit. This is the way it has to be."
Zelphie hugged all her pets. it was the last time they would be neopets. From now on they would be different, simpler. She hugged Allie the longest, for she was to be only a memory.
"You will do better things than you believed. I promise."
The faerie queen did Cookie first. There was a flash of golden light, and the young Shoyru began to change. She was a noble white dragon and she gazed at them. The Faerie Queen patted her and Cookie disappeared in a flash of light.
Then, Iri. The Faerie Queen smiled as a trail of long, blue threads flew out the end of her wand and wrapped around the nervous, but determined looking cybunny. It engulfed her, shrunk, and disappeared with a small pop, leaving blue bubbles floating about the room, bumping into things and popping in a shower of golden sparks.
Allie gave a sad sniff and hugged Zelphie tighter than ever. "I'm sorry. For being so stuck up." then she turned to the Faerie Queen and took a deep breath. Then the Faerie picked Allie up and muttered something under her breath. Suddenly Allie turned into a whisp of grey, slighly transparent smoke. She flew into Zelphie's head, and was gone. Zelphie put a hand to her head and sighed. "Poor 'leisha."
Chibz turned to Zelphie. "Are you sure this is right?"
"I hope so. Nothing has been going right for me lately." she hugged Chibz. "It has been fun, hasn't it. All this time we spent together."
chibz said nothing. "Tell Syri I will always be there for him. he loves me... I hope." and with those words, shimmered and disappeared in a pink cloud.
"Where is she?" Zelphie asked the queen, feeling sadness overcome her. "Is she gone?" at that moment the doorbell rang.
"That will be her now. She has no memory of you, or the life she lived before. She has memories of Aishaberry, but otherwise, she is no more." the Faerie queen turned to the fire.
"Neopets is a dangerous place now, but you are not leaving your pets behind forever. This is only the beginning." and with that she was gone. The doorbell rang again. Zelphie gave a nervous, shaky sigh and went to open it. She looked down and saw a small furry pink ball huddled on the ground. It looked up at her, and it's eres widened. "e-e-excuse me..." it said. "My name is Chibi... I think I was supposed to come and meet you."
Zelphie nodded. "Yeah. We better go." she scooped up the little pink blob and ran, before the house blew up and all her time on Neopian soil was erased.