Submit your pet to the Pet Spotlight!
You walk into Chilly's cafe in Happy Valley and shake the snow from your boots. The room is crammed with tables, most of which are occupied with neopets tucking into all kinds of delicious looking dishes. You make your way over to the counter and are greeted by a blue bruce with a pen and paper poised at the ready, "Can I take your order please?"
"Actually I'm looking for Olliluqus," you reply, "is he here?"
The bruce nods and turning towards the kitchen yells, "OLLILUQUS! Someone to see you!"
The kitchen door swings open and out walks a large mutant grundo wearing a chef's hat and a white apron. As soon as Olliluqus appears four little grundos who had been sat at a nearby table jump up.
"It's him!" One of them shouts and promptly faints.
The other three rush over to him squealing loudly and brandishing autograph books, "Gargarox! Gargarox! We love you!"
Olliluqus frowns and brushes them gently away, "For the last time I'm not Gargarox, my name is Olliluqus. "
The grundos go reluctantly back to their table and Olliluqus comes over to you, "Are you here from Pet Spotlight?" You nod and he smiles and shakes your hand, "Pleased to meet you. Let's sit down. "
Olliluqus leads you to a table on the other side of the room as far away from the grundos as possible. He orders two cups of borovan and then turns to you, "I'm glad you could come. See the thing is, I'm really desperate to win the Pet Spotlight. "
"Isn't everyone," you reply with a smile. "Now, what would you say are your best qualities?"
"Oh I don't know," Olliluqus dismisses the question with a wave of his hand. A little bell rings and the cafe door opens. The mutant grundo jumps and grabs the menu to hide behind but breathes a sigh of relief as a chia and lupe come in.
"You seem a little jumpy," you point out.
Olliluqus puts the menu back on the table, "I am. You see, I have a big problem and I thought that you might be able to help. Have you heard of Gargarox Isafuhlarg?"
You nod, "Of course, he's the chef at Grundos Cafe on the Space Station isn't he? And didn't he invent cosmic cheese stars, I love those things!"
The mutant grundo nods, "Yeah, that's right. "
"Come to think of it," you say, "you actually look a little bit like him. "
Olliluqus frowns, "That's the problem. Gargarox's really famous, particularly amongst the grundos and they keep coming in and taking my picture and asking for autographs - they all think that I'm him! Yesterday I woke up and looked out of the window and there were 16 of them camped outside my house! You've got to help me. "
"How can I help?"
"Well, I thought that maybe if I won the Pet Spotlight then all the grundos would know that I wasn't Gargarox Isafuhlarg and they wouldn't bother me anymore. What do you say?"
"I dunno. . . "
"You could eat free for a month?"
The next day you stroll into Chilly's cafe and order a full breakfast, "Olliluqus said I could eat free," you tell the blue bruce with a smile, "is he in today?"
The bruce nods and yells, "Olliluqus!"
The mutant grundo storms out of the kitchen looking furious and you greet him with a wave, "Hey, well you won, are you pleased?"
Before he can answer 12 grundos race at him and start jumping up and down, "Olilluqus! Olliluqus! We saw you on the Pet Spotlight and we think you're the best! Can we have your autograph?"
You turn around and creep quietly out of the cafe.