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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. "
OF2: Chapter 1The Koopalings' tower echoed with shrieks of joy and enthusiasm. Any member of the Koopa Troop was safely well away from whatever horrors their imaginations believed laid inside. However, contrary to whatever rumor was circulating through the castle, the Koopalings weren't fighting for once.
"GO, LIVI!!" Everyone cried, screaming and cheering from their respective positions around the room. The large TV screen at the front of the room displayed live feed from the current Mario Kart race. Without their father in the race, the Koopalings would normally pay the others no mind. But, while Bowser was scheming for his latest storm-Mushroom-castle-and-kidnap-the-Princess-for-the-third-time-this-month plan, the Koopalings had been banished to their room. So with nothing better to do, they turned on their race.
Imagine their surprise upon finding their father's replacement to be a much older, very different looking, but still familiar fangirl.
"Quick!" Morton cried as the screen cut
OF2: ProlougeOnce Upon a Time a great tragedy struck the Marioverse
" there must be something we can do " Eldstar moaned.
"Alas " Grambi sighed, his great wings drooping low. " I fear not "
Only because of the great heroes that were summonedthe tragedy was ceased, and the worlds were set back into harmony.
"No." Jaydes declared loudly as she rose from her seat. "There must be something. There's always something."
But the greater beings that watched over the Marioverse were not satisfied with this ending to their tale. They believed more trouble was soon comingand saw it approaching on the horizon.
"We are rulers of the universeare we not?" Jaydes demanded, pacing furiously around the glowing orb at the center of the dark room. "We may do whatever we please! Who is to sto"
Grambi sighed tiredly. "Jaydes, please enough meddling! Thou doth not considerit doth not be out place to"
tJfaJ: Chapter 17"How did it go?" Dimentio's voice demanded the moment I walked into my base. I jumped in surpriseforgetting that I had left the computer turned onthen growled as I irritably stormed over to the desk.
"Fine." I barked, running thin hands violently through my hair.
Dimentio gave me an odd look. "Fine? What does that mean? Have you captured them or not?"
The jester jumped back in shock as my hand punched the screen. "I'M WORKING ON IT, OKAY?!" I shrieked.
Dimentio seemed to calm down slightly, still giving me that look. " Mimi, darling, is everything alright?"
"FINE!" I screamed again. "Just freaking peachy! Why wouldn't it be?!"
I whipped out a few rubees, throwing them around the room and striking anything that caught my eye, shrieking out in rage with every hit. I was stopped only by icy hands clasping around mine.
"LET ME GO!" I screamed.
"Mimi, calm yourself, darling " Dimentio said gently. I was too mad to even register that he was here in person, rather
tJfaJ: Chapter 16"Oh, Mimi, my darling, how positively brilliant you are!"
That's right, Dimmy, keep the praise and adoration comin' I thought with a smug smile I really wouldn't mind if he saw.
This was the life.
I was spending another day lounging deep within the intricate corridors of Merlee's Mansion. I'd chased the little witch down into the basement several weeks ago, so to make sure she couldn't get out, I set up base right before the entrance (which, don't worry, I was smart enough to seal off).
"Base" happened to be the bank where I kept all Merlee's little guests neck-deep in debt and working around the clock like my personal little monkey slaves. It was here that I spent most afternoonslounging behind my desk, counting up my rubees, and using my computer to check the debt balances, lock on the cameras around the mansion to spy on my slaves, and my personal favorite, switch on the webcam and talk to Dimentio.
Judging by the darkness behind him, I concluded tha
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