“The Greedy Green-Eyed Monster”
Olivia Moss scampered out 0f bed in her froggy-patterned PJs. The 13 year old also changed into her pink blouse and light blue jeans, with her dark pink earrings. She rushed to the bathroom to brush her teeth and comb her light brown hair. She then hurried to the kitchen to eat her buttermilk pancakes with lots of syrup. As she entered the room, she saw her drowsy mom struggling to keep awake, packing up for something. Something’s wrong, mom never wakes up this early, she thought curiously. Her mom turned around and her face broke into a wide grin. ” Oh, hi Olivia!” She kissed Olivia’s forehead. “I’m going to visit your grandpa in Florida. He’s sick and needs care. And since you’re grandma passed away…” she trailed off and a small tear trickled down her cheek. “It’s okay mom. She was a great person.” Olivia lied as she hugged her trembling mom. Her grandma was horrible. She was a big case murder and was an anchoholic. Her mom sighed miserably, then said, “I’m going to leave you alone in the house for a few days. I’m absolutally sure you can take care of your self.” She hugged her daughter, then whispered, “I won’t be gone for too long.” She opened the front door and cried,” Take care!” Her mom jumped inside a taxi, who Olivia barely noticed was honking madly. She watched her mom leave, then snatched $1.50 from the counter once her mom was out of sight. She then feed her dog, Trixie, a yorkie mixed with a poodle. After Trixie was done eating, she howled when Olivia was about to open the door. Olivia sighed, then bent down to ruffle Trixie’s fur. Trixie rolled over and pawed at Olivia to rub her belly. As Olivia rubbed, Trixie sighed and licked her chops, telling Olivia that she appreciated it. While Trixie was appreciating the belly rub, Olivia was thinking how her dad looked like. Was he tall and lean or was he short and pudgy? Or was he tall and pudgy or short and lean? Did he have blond hair or brown hair? Did he have purple hair or red hair? Oh, what does it matter? He left us to tend for our selves, and now we are barely living right now. Well, at least I have some money to buy a bag of Hersheys. Mmm, she thought hungrily. She stopped rubbing Trixie’s belly, and said, ” I have to go now Trixie, I want to get a treat too.” Trixie whimpered, but let Olivia rush out the door. Olivia walked on the sidewalk and watched a ladybug struggle to stay on a slippery blade of grass. It was 6:30 in the morning, and it was a bit chilly. Olivia rubbed her arms to stay warm. Brr, its cold. That’s what I get for waking up early this morning, she thought bitterly. She also saw mist forming and swirling around her. Leaves in the trees rustled above her head, as if sharing a secret. She thrust her hands in her pockets, thinking how good it would be if she was in bed right now. As she was thinking, she barely noticed a coin gleaming from a crack at the sidewalk. She bent down to pick it up, when she bumped into someone’s head, who bent down to pick up the coin too. She looked up, only to find a boy with blonde hair with blue eyes and a tan. “Oh, I’m soo sorry,” she yelped, but the boy only seemed to be studying the coin. He then cursed, and handed the coin to her. She meekly grabbed it, then rushed of across the street. She then scolded her self harshly. Well, that went well. Just because of your little shy bum you acted like a fool. She then looked at the coin, and it wasn’t like any coin she seen before. It seemed to be made out of crystal patched with rose-like black patches. It was soo pretty, and it reminded her of a snow leopard. The coin also seemed to be full of life, which confronted her. But she then stopped. She thought she heard footsteps lightly touching the cement behind her, pattering softly. She whirled around, only to find that a cat was watching her, pattering softly behind her. With Blue Eyes. And a orange peachy fur. She blinked, and the cat stared back. She shivered, and turned to see CVS Pharmacy ahead of her. She sighed in relief. Now she will finally reach her distination. She will get to buy her bag of Hersheys, march home, and pretend nothing had happened. She trotted and opened the door, breathing in the fresh air and taking in the sight. There was candy and soda bottles neatly stacked, and perfumes and cards and coloring books. So many stuff! And most of all, there was a huge window touching the floor and the ceiling in the corner of the store- wait a minute. The cat! It was staring at her, through the window. “Oh My Gosh! “Th-Th-Th-The cat! I-It’s…” she stuttered. A little girl thought she was crazy and looked at her mother. The mother shook her head and did the cuckoo sign. Then they hurriedly ran off. But no one seemed to notice the cat wasn’t a cat anymore, it was the boy Olivia meet earlier! He did not look happy. Olivia screamed, and ran off to the nearest aisle to hide in. Unpredictably, she heard someone whisper into her ear, “Who are you hiding from?” She turned around and was nose-to-nose to that creepy boy! “Aahh!!” she shrieked in his ear, and he quickly reached for his ears. “Yowch! No need to scream!” he grumbled. While he was massaging his ears, which seemed to make the pain worse, Olivia ran off out the door to the streets. “Oh, I wish I was an ant right now,” She cried. Suddenly she started to shrink and was unexplainably light brown as her hair, and the rain drops threatened to squash her alive. She was an ant! Then she heard a groan that was loud as thunder, “Aww man, I thought so. She doesn’t know she’s a fairy. And I bet you she wished she was a type of bug.” Then a cute little ant rushed past her. Aww it’s so tiny, she thought. Then thousands of ants rushed and started to eat it. She yelped in horror. The ants were done eating and stared hungrily at her. “Help!” She screamed, running for her life. Then one of her six legs stumbled and she fell. But then a huge tan cricket jumped and reached out to grab her. She did nothing to stop it, and was being carried through the air…she felt like she was flying, up and down…”Wish you were human already! We don’t have all day!” the cricket said impaiently. As creepy as it was, she saw he was right. Those ant were incredibly fast, gaining and trying to overcome the cricket with their numbers. She whispered what he had asked of her, and and found herself on wet grass with that-that boy! ”Oh boy!” he yelped. She saw he was bleeding rapidly, from the bits and lungs of those ants! But to her surprise, the boy just waved his hand over the wound, and it closed. ”That was a close one.” He said, no longer looking in pain. Then he quickly snapped his fingers and Olivia felt like she was connected with the boy. She tried to run away, but a invisible chain held her back. “What have you done to me!” She cried angrily. “Just a little something so you won’t escape,” he replied cheerfully, and held her hand and dragged her to a corner. “Now be quiet!” He whispered. He looked back where they were a second ago. To her surprise, she saw the thousands of ants she thought she saw were actually eight people with pink wings and shiny badges on their uniforms. “Does he have to be so quick?” a man grumbled. “We almost had her! We need that last coin!” a lady whined. ”Coin?” a fat man quipped. “Yes idiot! The coin!” A skinny lady snarled. Olivia decided to call her Bun, since she had a bun, the fat man Idiot, the previous lady Whiner, and the previous man Grumble. The other four turned to ugly dogs, so she decided to call them Minions, since the obeyed their masters orders. Then to her horror, the strange boy shouted to them, “Hey uglies!” He shouted, and ran off (he actually flew off, okay?), dragging Olivia with him. “That’s the girl!” Whiner cried, and the strange crew flew at them. Literally flew. Except, Idiot. He rather floated towards them, trying to put on a fierce face, and the Minions snarled and chased them on the ground. “Why did you do that? We could of escaped!” Olivia snarled. The boy just laughed and said, ” What’s the point of that? That wouldn’t be exciting at all. Now this,” he pointed to the Minions, which soon lunged at them, but he quickly dodged that, and continued, ” this is soo exciting, I could barf!” Olivia groaned. ” This may be exciting to you, but this could kill me! I don’t know who you are, or even what you are, but I want no part of this! Drop me now!” She commanded. “Okay, Your Magasty.” he responded slyly. He snapped his fingers again, let go of her hand, and dropped her. Olivia shouted as she fell, “Pick me up! PICK ME UP NOW!!!” The boy rolled his eyes, then dived at Olivia. She almost had her leg chewed off by one of those Minions-ughh- but then boy then swooped down and picked her up. “Why did you do that! I could of gotten killed two ways! Firstly, I could of fell and splatter on the road, blood everywhere or number two- got my leg chewed of by those; those Minions and probably gotten infected with some rabid disease and have my leg cut off or 99.999% be dead. What do you think of that?” she spat, esasperated. “Hmm, I think number one is not such a bad idea…” he remarked, grinning broadly. She punched him, hard. He winced, then shot her a meaningful look. But then the real battle began. While they were doing their little chat, the crew called more people to come and help them out. Helicopers flew above them, shoting a white beam on them. They looked behind them, only to find men with real guns and pink wings behind them. “Wowie captain, lookie what you did. I’m soo happy we are in a nice little house, eating gingerbread cookies with warm, creamy milk instead of almost being killed by people I don’t even know!” she said sacastically. They soon landed, the strange boy panting. He was leaning on a wall, wheezing. “Um, dude. I don’t think right now is the right time to land, especially with the bad guys right around the corner.”Then she felt his hand slip away and he turned around to fight two bunky guys. “Hey, let me go.” he said, struggling after he had gotten his hands put behind him painfully. Then he said, “Go Olivia, NOW!” But then she was captured, by a net. “Hey!” she shouted. She felt her self slowly being carried to the sky. “Excuse me mister, I’m afraid of hieghts. Can you please let me go now?” she called out to Idiot, who was on the helicopter. He shook his head feircely. “NO! NONONO!” he shrieked. She sighed. She really wasn’t afraid of heights, but now that you think about it, how can you not when you are dangled up high 100 ft above the ground; in a flimsy net that can fall down any second? At least that boy had a strong grip… Oh man! She doesn’t even know his name! She slapped her forehead for being such an idiot. She also could of turned into a bird or something while she was being barely lifted off the ground. A BIRD! She started to whisper the words “I wish” but Grumble chuckled from above. “No Olivia, you can’t turn into something now. Sal, give me the tranquilizer.” Whiner (which was now gonna be called Sal) handed over the gun. Olivia saw that the boy had already been shot and was now sleeping peacefully above. Or, as peacefully as you can sleep with both a frown on your face and a dart sticking out from your skin. “And, oh, just so you know that darn boy is called Johnny.” And there was darkness…
Light seeped into Olivia’s eyelids as she started to stand up. Her arm hurt so bad, and she soon figured out why. A Granny Smith green dart stuck out of her arm. Then she heard a groan. She swirled around, only to find in relief that it was Johnny. But to her surprise, there were two other children with them, in a cramped animal cage. All around them was dark, creepy room. Skeletons were scattered around the floor, Spiders crawled on the ceiling, and what’s worse, a gigantic snake with long fangs was slithering around the room, looking for a human to sack on. It nosed in some cupboards, wrinkled it’s nose, then looked in some files. ” Johnny, where are we?” she whispered. He heaved a long sigh, then said, “Where do ya think?” ”Hell?” she said innocently. “Nope, I’ve been there, and this room is not even close to looking like hell.” he grunted, not realizing the sacastic-ness in her voice. She rolled her eyes, then said,”Then WHERE ARE WE!?!” She yelled. He quickly put his hand over her mouth, then looked around for the snake. He let go after he thought the coast was clear. “Shut up! In case you haven’t noticed, there is a huge man-eating snake sharing this very room with us, and I don’t think you WANT to attract it’s attention.” “Then tell me where are we?” she hissed. “We’re in the Greedy Green-Eyed Monster’s room. There, you satisfied?” He glared. “Why are you so grumpy, Johnny?” she whispered. He sighed, then said, ” I’m just tired. Don’t worry about it. I’m fine.” “Who are those children? What’s up with the skeletons? Are they real? Why are we in a cage? Why is there a snake here? Why is it so big? I’m scar-” “SHUT UP! LEAVE ME ALONE!” he shouted. Olivia blinked a few times. She was never talked to like that. Not even in her school. “Okay, fine. Be that way.” She snarled. as she turn to ask the other children in the room, she felt a light hand on her shoulder. “Wait, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to uh… talk like that. I’ll answer all your questions.” He took a deep breath, and the explaining began.
” Remember when you found that coin? The crystal one? Did you even notice it wasn’t black and white in the first place?” Olivia shook her head bashfully. ” Well, it was the copper color before you touched it. It changes colors if you have a favorite animal and are a fairy. Whatever that animal’s covering is, it covers the coin with that covering. But I have no favorite animal, so it didn’t change when I picked it up. I was hoping to change it’s form to see if it was one of those coins, so I decided to give it to you since girls obviously must have a favorite animal. And I’ve been following you for a while, so I knew you were a fairy. Even better, the fairy princess.” “Wait a minute,” Olivia interrupted. “Me, of all people a princess fairy? I don’t even look like one, I don’t like to wear make-up, and I am such a clumsy person. How can I be a fairy, let alone a FaiRy RPriNCEsS!?” He rolled his eyes.”You dumb humans. Princesses are not those, those girly-girl bouncy makeup-covered twerps! You got it all wrong. They aren’t Barbies!” He spat. Then he continued, “Princesses are ladies in a higher rank that take care of their people no matter what, even if their life is at risk. They listen to their subjects complaints and try to make the fairy kingdom a better place. They even go to war to fight and do what’s right. They don’t wave, giggle, just stand there, cooing at the handsome guys, burping then saying “excuse me, he he!”, and wait for someone to handle their every “need”. Got it? Have you even seen Princess Ganet? She was the best princess that ever lived and looked worser than a demon!” Then something fell from the sky and hit Johnny hard. “OWWW!!” He shrieked, then rubbed his head. What ever was thrown at him disappeared like dust. “I’m sorry Your Magasty! I will never make fun of your “prettiness” again! I was just explaining our history! God!” he huffed, and thunder was his answer. He then turned to Olivia, and then asked,” Can I continue?” Olivia nodded, confused. Was that Princess Ganet? she wondered. Suddenly she didn’t think being a princess fairy wasn’t so bad after all. She grinned. “So, as I was saying, you are the next fairy princess in the palace, and I just wanted to see if it was a coin that could change, and I saw it was. So I decided to follow you so I could keep you out of trouble.” “Right…” she teased, remembering how he blown their cover and got captured. “Anyway, I will now tell you about the Greedy Green Eyed Monster.” He then coughed, like it was a very painful subject to talk about. “The Greedy Green Eyed Monster wasn’t always so greedy. He used to be a boy, and had a great and talented brother. Then something bad happened. He was working on a project the Queen asked him to do, and then a evil witch doctor came to give us a little visit. He hated fairies, so we knew he was up to no good. No children were supposed to be in the palace when he came, every child had to be in the basement. He had weird effects on them. When the alarm rang, he didn’t know it was rung until he decided to go show his mom, the Queen. But when he had entered to room, the witch doctor was inside and turned him into a green, smelly, demon-like creature; then ran off from the palace, laughing. Fortunately, a magical fairy was powerful enough to make him into a boy he was whenever he wanted. Unfornately, not in front of his girlfriend, and he turned evil and wicked inside after she broke up with him. He wasn’t the kind of brother his brother used to know, and was evil since. Now he is collecting these coins of magic so he could get enough power to over throw the Queen and King, and make you his… um… his…. his… his…” He was cut off by a door slamming, and a boy shouting, “MY QUEEN!!” Olivia gasped, and Johnny turn very very pale. “Hello, brother. Nice to see you again. ” The boy laughed wickedly.
She couldn’t believe this. He was, well, as cute as his claimed-to-be brother, Johnny. The only difference was his eyes. They were wicked. “Johnny, how nice to see you again.” the boy smirked. ” Steven!” Johnny gasped, more paler than ever, “It’s really you!” Steven laughed again, and looked directly at Olivia. “I see my younger brother has explained every thing you need to know, right sugar-pie?” He said, voice as sweet honey. She shook her head in disgust, “Eww! Don’t call me sugar-pie! I will never even think to even volunteer to be your queen!” Steven, or the Greedy Green-Eyed Monster seemed to get a little upset with this comment, but then grinned. “Well, you don’t “want” to be my queen, but I will force you, so ha ha!” He laughed. Then Olivia noticed Johnny turned red, bloody red and roared, “Oh shut up Steven! I WILL NEVER LET YOU EVEN TOUCH HER!” Steven then whipped out a knife and put it right under Johnny’s chin. “I think not, little brother.” Then he touched Olivia. “I already did!” Olivia was now angry too. She stomped up to Steven, then jabbed her finger in his chest. “Listen here immature freak, I will not be your queen, even if you threaten to kill me! You are too ugly and wicked and immature and disgusting for me! Now SHUT THE HELL UP!” While Olivia was yelling at a surprised Steven, Johnny quickly swiped the knife from Steven and hold it high very threatenly. But then Steven quickly recovered and said, “Oh Tootsie! Come here Tootsie!” The huge snake slithered up to Steven and purred itself in Steven’s lap. “No Tootsie! No love right now! Go and eat that kid with the grimy blonde hair! My stupid brother wants to fight!” The snake was surprised for a moment, and showed its fangs to Johnny. Johnny tried to not show his fear, but his quivering ”sword” betrayed him. “Steven, you k-know I’m afraid of….” ” I know Johnny,” He sneered, crossing his arms, “You are afraid of snakes.” Olivia was watching to snake spitting poison at Johnny, but he ran off sideways. Then the snake lashed it’s tail and ripped Johnny’s “sword” from him. When the snake was about to inject his fangs into Johnny’s flesh she recovered. “NOO!! Back off Tootsie! BACK OFF!!!” She yelled, then rammed her head into the snake belly. The snake hissed at her, but then it put a goofy look on it’s face. ” Phoenix? Princess Phoenix? Why are you here? Have you come to rescue me from him?” It replied eagerly, grabbing Steven with its tail. “HEY!! WATCH IT TOOTSIE!! PUT ME DOWN!” Steven yelped. Tootsie rolled his eyes and said, ” Whatever.” Steven was now boiling mad. “Okay Tootsie! You are now my lunch!!” He roared, turning green. Tootsie quickly let go of Steven, then slithered into a corner of the room, cowering. Olivia watched in horror and Johnny was near the brink of fainting as Steven was green, huge, and had six black fangs and red little spots speckled his skin. His eyes turned white, and his skin seemed to shimmer. “Eww! Steven, you expect me to marry an ugly demon, like you?” Olivia said with disgust. ” My Love, you can wait. I’ll get your precious coin later!” He rumbled, his voice slurred and low, but pretty threatening. But then yellow little pixies flew into the room, yelling in some wierd lauguage, “La La Ka Ka! Weep Princess Phoenix!” And then bigger fairies flew inside the room. And then, a blonde girl with very straight hair slipped into the room. She had blue eyes and was wrinkling her nose in disgust. Steven widened his eyes at the sight of her, while she said, ” Oh God Steven! You are so sensitive! And you are ugly as ever!” She added. Steven started to shrink and turned into himself again, now smiling bashfully. ” Lavender, why are you here?” He was practically stumbling with his words, now really red. She rolled her eyes, and Johnny seemed to recover and sneered, “OMG Steven! Looks like your EX-girlfriend decided to show up! After all those years…” But Steven didn’t even look at him, he was in a trace with Lavender. Then a nearby yellow fairy handcuffed Steven and mumbled, “That was easy. Thanks, Lavender for coming. You can leave now.” She said, “Finally.” and pink wings popped from her back and she flew off. “Lavander! Wait!” he yelled, tears streaming from his eyes. Then he glared at Olivia and yelled at the yellow fairies, “Take my Queen too!” And tried to point a finger at Olivia. “Hey!” she protested, but luckally Olivia was saved by Johnny. “Er, wait! She’a with me, honest! Don’t you know she’s Princess Phoenix?” He said. “Okay Your Magasty.” the yellow fairies bowed. One rose an eyebrow at Johnny and said, “Johnny, you know you have to chose what princess from the Golden Castle to marry in six days, and Princess Phoenix is the only one.” Olivia blushed greatly and was uncomfortable. “Um, I don’t think I’m Princess Phoenix-” she stammered, refusing to look at Johnny, then quietly said, “But if I am, maybe we can work it out?’ A yellow fairy chuckled and replied with a puckish twinkle in his eye, “Take your time.” Olivia looked at Johnny, who blushed, then said out-loud, “I wonder what mom will say!” Everyone laughed.