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tJfaJ: Mimi's Diary 4Dear Diary,
So, I guess things aren't as bad as they seemed. After the whole deal at Merlee's Mansion blew over (Count totally said not to worry about ithe's such a sweetie) things sort of settled down for me. I've been hanging around Castle Bleck being ten shades of BORED, for, like, ever now!
okay, not really Its only been, like, three days.
But, still, after all that excitement, its hard to just settle down and take a break all of a sudden! And to make things worse, nobody's here to keep my company. Dimentio watched me for the first day I was backCount Bleck wouldn't let me leave my room, so the jester sat at the end of my bed and told me stories and jokes and showed me magic tricks.
But, by day two, Count Bleck sent Dimentio off to take his shot at the heroes. I haven't seen or heard from him sincehe isn't somewhere where I can reach him through our computer.
So, I've been stuck alone, doomed to wander the blank, empty hallways with only the ranting
OF2: Chapter 3Ever true to his word, Luigi's predictions were correctafter a few more hours listening to tales Dimentio and Mr. L fed her and gulping down shroom after shroom, Livi's leg did eventually heal, and she was back to normal by the end of the Grand Prix. When Luigi came to fetch her, she didn't ask who had won or what had happenedshe couldn't care less.
But, life went on, and soon Livi bid Dimentio and Mr. L a fond farewell and joined the other heroes. The other racers had all been dismissed for the evening, the crowds had gone home, and only the residents of the castle and the Mario Brothers remained.
"I'm very sorry you couldn't participate in the rest of the races, Livi " Peach said gently, laying a hand on the fangirl's shoulder. "You were doing so well at first!"
Livi hmphed and swatted her hand away. "I know. I was kicking freakin' butt."
The Princess gave her a sympathetic smile. "Maybe next year."
Livi blew the bangs out of her face. "Whatever I
tJfaJ: Chapter 21I didn't know what was happening to me. I don't think anyone did.
My parents had brought me to another witch in some distant village. She claimed she could cure meif nothing else at all, she could discover what was wrong with me.
No one knew how it happened. I went out in the woods near our home village to play with my friends one day. When I got home that night I was different.
I was in pain nearly all the time. I did and said things I had no control over, and everyone could tell were clearly not my doing.
We sat in a small, dark room, and waited for the witch to come to us. My mother held me tight and stroked my hair and whispered lovingly to me, despite the scars and bruises she had from my attacking her. I never meant to hurt her. I would see her, blink, and she was on the ground.
I never wanted to hurt either of my parents. They loved me so much, and they only wanted to help me. And all I could do was hurt them.
So even though I was scared, when the witch cam
tJfaJ: Chapter 20"Well, of course obviously " Merlee laughed as she sauntered down from our pedestals. The game show disappeared around us as soon as the digital face had declared the heroes to be correct. "No one could copy me!"
I felt my hands clench into tight fists. "IDIOTS! I mimicked her perfectly! You know it!" I took a deep breath and sighed, shifting back into myself to sweep my pigtails back into order. I glared at the heroes and the stupid witch that stood just between us. " I guess I'll have to congratulate you by tearing you to little bits like stupid confetti!"
I felt the demon snatch control, and my head twisted around violently. I shot up into the air, towering over all the others as they cowered before me. I let a few choked moans slip out. All this back and forth and back and forth from one form to another and back again was really starting to take its toll on me.
As Mario and Peach took their attack stances, Merlee shrieked and sprint
OF2: Chapter 2Livi awoke with a violent start, bolting upright in bed. She immediately regretted it, doubling over and clutching at the leg she felt pain shooting through. After a minute or so, her leg was still throbbing, so she forced herself to lay back downsighing in relief when that seemed to do the trick.
Once that fiasco was out of the way, Livi looked around to take in her surroundings. She found herself in a brightly-lit, white room. She was lying in bed. There was nothing else around.
" what the " Livi propped herself up on her elbows, trying to better sort herself out. Still, nothing seemed to ring any bells. Literally, the last thing she remembered was flipping her bike.
Her eyes went wide the moment the memory surfaced, and she reached down and quickly yanked back the thick blankets that lay over her.
The fangirl grimaced, turning her face away as she slowly laid the blankets back in place. Her entire leg was wrapped in a thick, black bracebandages and casting unde
tJfaJ: Chapter 19Down the endless corridors, through the traps and around the monsters we wentthe heroes forever just out of our reach. It really was becoming really annoying.
Mostly, the demon remained in control, bursting violently into every room, shrieking in rage and throwing Rubees at anything that made the foolish mistake of standing in her path. Occasionallywhen I thought I had glimpsed the heroesI would snatch control of the monster and dash off in that direction. I would have been terribly surprised at how readily the demon relinquished controlas I'm sure she would have as wellhad we both not been laser-focused on the heroes and furious to boot.
So we chased them deeper and deeper down into the bowels of the infinite mansion. And after what seemed like hoursit happened.
We lost them.
"NO!" The demon shrieked, scurrying quickly down the hall and back again. "IMPOSSIBLE! WHERE DID THEY GO?!"
"Calm down!" I snapped, waving her aside
tJfaJ: Chapter 18I awoke--much later than I had intended to--to a dim sunset, throbbing headache, screaming demon, and knocking on the door. I shook myself further awake, ignored the first two problems, gave a mental command for the third to be silent, and sharply barked "WHAT?!" in hopes of quieting the fourth.
The door gently swung open, and in stepped Mario, the Princess, the butterfly, and a scowling triangle. An odd group, to be sure, but I took no interest in them. My only thoughts concerning them were curiosity as to what was in the giant sack they carried and irritation that after a full day of ignoring everyone who rushed in and out of the bank, these heroes had successfully interrupted my nap.
"Hi, there!" I chirped, straightening up and fixing my pigtails. "Super to see you today! How can I help you?"
"We'd like to make a payment on our debt." The Princess informed me as Mario offered me the sack.
I took the sack with no more than a grunt of strain and a bit of help from the demon's magic. "
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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