The Eye of Thundera, Part 3When Mona and Lily arrived at Dotties house, Aunt Delores showed them into the living room, where Dottie was prancing around in her tutu for Charleys enjoyment.
For goodness sake, Charley, Mona remarked wryly, have you no shame?
Oh, hi Mona Charley replied, diverting his attention promptly. Whats going on?
Plenty Mona said dryly. I need you to look after Lily while I take care of some stuff. As long as youre not too busy saving the dance studio, or whatever it is youre up to.
Sure, Ill look after Lily Charley agreed. But why does she need looking after particularly?
Perhaps you would have found out if youd listened to her before Mona said sternly. Have fun, you three Ill see you later.
With that, Mona was gone from the house. Lily swallowed aw
The Eye of Thundera, Part 2Mum-Ra took Mona to a dense jungle. He told her that the Thundercats had set up their home nearby, and Lion-o was due to pass this way soon on his daily patrol.
The Thundercats do not yet know what dangers this planet hides Mum-Ra explained. Like all evildoers, they are cowardly and suspicious. As their lord, Lion-o feels it is his duty to make sure there is nothing about to come out of the jungle to attack them.
And Lion-o has this Eye you want, does he? Mona asked.
Yes Mum-Ra confirmed. As hereditary Lord of the Thundercats, Lion-o is the keeper of the mystic Sword of Omens. It is within the hilt of this device that the Thundercats have imprisoned the Eye of Thundera, and so it is the sword that I seek to take from Lion-o. He is a wily and powerful opponent, but his weakness is his relative inexperience. During the Thundercats journey here from their doomed home planet, they all had to spe
The Eye of Thundera, Part 1MONA THE VAMPIRE XV: THE EYE OF THUNDERA
By Jake Collins
The nighttime shadows stole in through Monas open window, causing Fang to shift his position on the bed. The small brown cat yawned and stretched and then turned his attention back to Mona, who was parading up and down at the foot of the bed.
I think Ive got it, Fang Mona declared, as she set onto her desk a large book and a small pendant. Ive got in under control at last. Look!
Monas short brown hair suddenly turned black, and her canine teeth grew into fangs in her mouth. A purple cape appeared around her shoulders and her eyes glowed brightly in the moonlight. Mona the Vampire jumped up onto her desk and performed a short acrobatic display before leaping lithely onto the bed and landing right beside Fang with precision aim.
Miaow remarked Fang, obviously impressed.
Yes, I have done quite well, havent I? Mona smiled
Heart's Lone Desire, Part 3The Shaman was waiting for Mona at his fireside. She came and sat opposite him, and he smiled at her.
Im glad to see that you have returned, Shaman began, and that you have discovered the secret of the Hearts Lone Desire.
Yeah, well it wasnt easy, Mona said with feeling.
Yes, I am sorry that you had to go through all that deception with the Oracle Shaman continued. However, I hope that you learned something from the experience.
Like trusting your instincts. What the Oracle told you to do went against everything you felt deep inside you, and it is here that your powers originate. You must learn to follow your heart, for it is by doing this that you will learn to bring all your powers under your control.
I see Mona said dryly. Yknow, you could have just told me that before.
Heart's Lone Desire, Part 2Mona was roused back into consciousness a few seconds later by a noise that sounded very much like a whinny. Opening her eyes and blinking confusedly up at the marshals office around her, Mona saw a large, grey creature standing before her. It appeared to be part horse and part robot, and it was washing its white mane at a washbasin. Mona blinked at the unusual character in surprise. To further add to her astonishment, a neighing voice came forth from the creatures horsy mouth.
What have we here? it whinnied. Looks like a child tme. Whatre you doing here, stranger?
The tone of the voice was kindly, and the horse-like creature approached Mona. Just then, Marshal Bravestarr and Fuzz burst in to the office with their lasers raised and ready to fire.
Get away from that creature, Thirty-Thirty! Bravestarr said warningly. Its a highly dangerous vampire.
Heart's Lone Desire, Part 1MONA THE VAMPIRE XIV: THE HEART'S LONE DESIRE
By Jake Collins
At half-past three one Thursday afternoon in July, the front door of Monas house was thrown open and the juvenile part-time vampire threw herself across the threshold after a gruelling day at school. Mona kicked off her shoes and dumped her schoolbag on the first free area of carpet in the hall that she came across. Fang came cantering up to her and fawned around her legs. This routine was nothing out of the ordinary, and a regular casual spectator of Monas afternoon routine would have no reason to suspect that this particular day was any different from any other. However, this was not the case.
Mom! Mona called loudly, wondering where her mother was. Did you ice the cake? Theyll be here very soon.
Mona had invited some friends round for a small birthday celebration. The achievement of reaching thirteen years of age had been much more of a challenge for Mona than for most
Warriors, Part 3The next morning, Raven led Mona, Charley, Lily and Dottie to a dark tunnel. There was a large spiders web spanning the entrance, made of a very thick and very strong material.
This is the spiders tunnel Raven pronounced. Inside there are four treasure rings, and you will be entering the tunnel in teams of two in order to retrieve them. However, the task will not be easy. There are no spiders in there at the moment, but there are plenty of webs. If both of you do not get back through the webs before your time is up, you will both lose a life. To succeed in this challenge, you must also bring back all four rings with you. Two of them will go to each of you. Parmo and Dunli, you will be first.
In the blink of an eye, Mona and Lily found themselves tethered together by a strong rope. Mona prepared to lead the way into the tunnel.
Are you prepared? Raven asked them.
Er, I guess so replied Mona.
Warriors, Part 2Raven led the group to a small hill where a wooden door was set into the landscape. Raven rapped on the door and a disagreeable grumbling came from within.
Welcome to the home of the Old Troll, young warriors Raven said brightly. Aye, but hes a grumpy old fellow. However, if you can please him with your wits then he will part with some of his treasure. Parmo, as you seem to be on the ball today, why dont you knock on the door and ask the Troll to give us one of his riddles?
Mona obediently rapped on the door, causing the bad-tempered troll inside to grumble once again.
May we please have one of your riddles? Mona asked politely, feeling rather stupid.
Very nicely done, Parmo Raven smiled as Mona received a parchment that was pushed through a hole in the doorknocker. Now, pass the riddle to me and I will read it to all of you.
Raven took the parchment and unrolled it as Mona retur
Warriors, Part 1MONA THE VAMPIRE XIII: WARRIORS
By Jake Collins
Mona stood in front of her full-length mirror and stared at her bat pyjama attired reflection; she grinned widely at it. She then relaxed her mind a little and let the transformation wash over her. The reflection before her disappeared as Mona felt her canine teeth extend further out of her gums and then tasted blood in her mouth. In a lightning-fast fluid motion, she leapt deftly onto her bed and landed in a squatting position beside the startled Fang.
Miaow Fang said shortly, voicing his displeasure at being disturbed.
Im sorry, Fang Mona apologised. But this new, erm development is very exciting, and I cant wait to try it out some more. As its Saturday tomorrow, Im going off to Knightmare Castle to show Treguard and Merlin what I can do. Boy, will they get a surprise!
Fang looked up at her and blinked quizzically.
That was a rhet