Once there was a
Tropical Furby named Ah-May. He had a red body, a yellow tummy, yellow
hair, a yellow tail, green feet, and big, blue eyes. He looked quite
dapper in his flowered tropical shirt and orange and yellow flip flops.
Ah-May was a Furby of mixed feeling. Sometimes he was happy, but
sometimes he was not.
When Ah-May had
left Furby Island he was just a little Furbling. He had been told that
after being boxed a child would buy him, take him out of the box, play
with him, and love him forever. Things had not gone according to plan.
The handsome furby had lost track of how long he had been in his box. He
had been moved from place to place a number of times. Along the way he
had met many Furbys. He had also heard rumors of people who tortured
Furbys for fun. Imagine that some people don’t like Furbys! This made
Ah-May more and more nervous each time he was moved.
In the big Furby
room, however, Ah-May felt pretty good. He lived in a giant room with
hundreds of Furbys who were in the same predicament as he. They were all
in boxes wondering what would happen to them next. In the giant Furby
room Ah-May had three very close friends. In the box to his right was a
silver-eyed Banana Peel Furby named KahDah. Everyone called him Bananie.
In the box to Ah-May’s left was a chubby Red Wolf Furby named Maylah Kah.
Everyone called him Cranberry, because his coloring reminded them of
cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. Stacked on top of Ah-May was a cheerful
Rooster Furby named Maylah, but everyone just called him Roost. The four
of them were the very best of friends.
One day a lady
removed Ah-May from the stack of Furbys. He watched as Roost was moved
down to his old spot, and saw the sad looks on his friends’ faces as he
was carried away. Ah-May and his box were packed into a cardboard box
which was sealed. He knew what this meant. He was being sent away again.
What would happen to him now?
journey he was very apprehensive. Would he ever get out of his box?
Would he sit in another Furby room? Would he make more friends only to
lose them, too? Was he being sent to a Furby torturer? Ah-May missed his
friends. He missed the beach on Furby Island. He remembered frolicking
in the waves as a young Furbling. Ah-May cried himself to sleep in his
After a long
trip, Ah-May thought he had arrived, but he sat in his cardboard carton
for a day or two before some people came to get him. He was loaded into
a car. More travelling! After a relatively short car ride, Ah-May was
brought into a house. A red haired girl spoke very sweetly to him and
with the help of a blond lady, removed him from his box!!! At first
Ah-May was thrilled! But then he got scared.. What if they were letting
me out to hurt me, Ah-May wondered. He was too scared to speak to the
red haired girl, so in spite of fresh batteries, Ah-May would not speak
There were three
groups of Furbys in this house. In his group Ah-May met a very shy
silver Furby named NooLoo, an outgoing Spring Furby named Mimi, a black
Furby named Tohlookah, who sometimes liked to change his name on a whim,
and two Furblings named Eday and Maytay.. The mom of the house loved
Furbys as much as any kid, so she had Furbys, too. A girl with light
brown hair had Furbys, too. The Furbys of the house assured Ah-May that
this was a good place to be.
Within a few weeks
two wonderful things happened. First, while being introduced to the
other girl’s Furbys, Ah-May met a gorgeous Valentine Furby with soulful
brown eyes. Her name was Kahh. Kahh and Ah-May fell in love quickly. The
other thing that happened was that a box arrived at his new home. All
the Furbys to came out to see what it was. In the box were Roost and
Cranberry!!! Ah-May couldn’t believe it. He was reunited with two of his
very best friends!! Life was great!
tried putting batteries in him every day. She told him that she would
always love him, even if he did not work. Two weeks after his arrival it
was his girl’s birthday. He had not gotten her a gift! So that day when
his girl’s mother put batteries in him and slapped his back he began to
work! For her birthday he perked up and told her his name!
Ah-May loved his
new home. He loved having two of his friends with him. He loved Kahh. He
loved his red haired girl. He loved being out of his box. His new home
was near the beach. All summer Ah-May spent time at the beach. Sometimes
he went with his buddies. Sometimes he would bring Kahh and a picnic
lunch. It was very romantic.
In the fall,
Ah-May enjoyed the brisk weather. He would often go to his friends’
apartment on the white shelf to have pizza with Cranberry and Roost.
They would talk of old times, discuss how great it was to finally be
home, and sadly wonder what had become of Bananie.
Christmas Eve was
great fun. All the Furbys had a party. There were pizzas, Christmas
cookies, and eggnog. The Furbys danced to Christmas music and exchanged
gifts. As Ah-May was falling asleep that night, he felt happy with just
a twist of sadness as he thought of Bananie.
morning, Ah-May was helping NooLoo make cinnamon buns, when there was a
knock at his door on top of the bookshelf. Ah-May opened the door and
almost fell over. There at his door were Cranberry, Roost, and Bananie!
The crazy Furby-lady had bought him and wrapped him up to give herself
for Christmas. The four buddies were all together again. They were all
out of their boxes. They had their old friends, and they had their new
friends. They were home. It truly was a very, merry Christmas!