~*~*~In the halls of the
"EAT THIS!" A projectile ball slammed
against a Boo who immediately flung through
the walls. Apparently it was the only present weapon effective enough against
"What's the-a-matter?! A little
too light weighted!?" Mario sticks his tongue out in taunt.
"Come'on! Bring it on! I-a-can handle all of ya!"
To his dilemma, they took
his challenge serious and tons of different ghosts,
surfaced from every corner. The situation turned drastic. The now, discouraged
lost his speech in return.
(Mama-Mia! Maybe I-a-shouldn't have done that!)
Whether he chose to stay and
battle the mob, which was rather insane or decided to run,
one thing was certain. Mario was enormously outnumbered.
"This is-a-not the time to be-a-fooling around! I've gotta-a-find Luigi
and quick! King
Boo won't-a-get to fulfill his objective and torture Weege! I won't let
him! Not as long as
I still have the chance to warn him first!" He ran as fast as his feet would
permit, yet it
still wasn't enough to outrun the mob of sadistic Boos. They were in a hot
pursuit of not
letting their prisoner escape.
"I'll BITE your head off!!!!"
"YOU'LL NEVER FLEE FROM OUR
On the coming side of the
path Mario saw another horde of unwanted companies flying
"Holy Molly! There's-a-no end to this!" Before Mario collided with his pursuers,
spotted an old fire extinguisher on the wall.
"It's-a-old and rusty, but-a-it'll be worthwhile trying!" He quickly
grabbed the metal
bottle and sprayed it all around him. Now, the ghosts couldn't smell, or
see their fugitive.
This was his golden chance and Mario made a sharp turn through the stout
mist into the
nearest room at the moment.....the kitchen.
He frantically slammed the
door shut and brought any piece of furniture against the door,
though he thought it wasn't gonna be much of a help anyway. For a second
of rest, Mario
quickly wiped sweat off his forehead and leaned against the cramped mess
in front of the
"Oh man! If I-a- knew this place was gonna-a-be haunted this bad I-a-would've
the Ghostbusters along!"
Mario was allowed just a breath
of tranquility before a small drawer awoke and raised
something. Through the moon light's reflection on it silvery surface, Mario
saw the beam
of the knives floating in the air.
"Oh no..." he whispered in reluctance.
~*~*~ At the same time ~*~*~
Luigi remained quiet at his
spot on the carpet floor of the parlor in an effort to recover
from the assault. He lifted his head and starred across the room at the
girl who had saved
him from an unknown beast that scared his flesh.
"Daisy?" he questioned uneasily.
"I-Is that re-really you? What are you doing here?
What in the world just happened?" As his questions rose so did his binding
his shoulder. It all filled his mind until he became irritated by his state
and her sacred
silence. "Say something!" He demanded so as to make sure that he wasn't
least, he hoped he was and that he would wake up in his bedroom at home
and far away
His vision clouded when
she flashed an encouraging smile. Luigi naturally blinked and
noticed that her body had disappeared into thin air.
"What?" he sounded in realization. "Was I.....hallucinating?" He rubbed
his eyes off his
blood and winced at the soreness, which was obviously a sign of reality.
His right hand
lazily surfaced over his scared shoulder. He shakily stumbled as he tried
to stand up only
to fall down again.
"I wasn't even fully into
this mission and I am already injured. Who said it was my lucky
day.." Luigi cynically mumbled. As if things weren't already shifting away
from him, a
small creature cast its shadow on the floor in front of him showing its
toward him. "Oh com'on! Not right now! " Luigi thought of his vacuum, but
nozzle of the Poltergust 3000 probably wouldn't even scratch anything, nor
sucking be of any help, because he'd only be dragged across the room helplessly
onto it. The P3000 wouldn't really do much for him right now. But
then, he spotted some
glass shards on the ground which broke off the window earlier. Luigi had
and didn't want to take the chance to die here without truly confronting
residence. He slowly reached for a dagger-like piece and waited for his
guest to come.
Once the figure approached close enough, Luigi fiercely flung about with
the razor end of
the glass about to slice....
"WOAH! Hold it there youngster!"
The figure yelped in fright and waved his hands in
defiance to be stabbed by his own trainer. "It's me. E. Gadd!"
Luigi heavily sighed in relief, dropping his defense.
"E. Gadd, please don't do this. I've been through all sorts of stuff
"Hehe, I'm aware."
Luigi leaned on his hands
and glanced at the room's roof.
(Mario....where are you?....)
~*~*~In the kitchen ~*~*~
The tiny cutting utilities silently hovered in the
air. Mario anxiously kept his watch on
them and naturally gulped which triggered the knives to madly dash his way.
target...his head. Luigi would've found his brother on the kitchen floor,
dead, if it hadn't been for his quick reflexes.
"Phew! That was-" *KLONG!* He swiftly tilted
his head to the left as one blade bore
itself into the wood. Mario had a second or so to watch each knife attempting
to stab him.
He alertly ran along the walls over to an exit on the opposite side.
The other knives
followed and erratically flung after like killer bees toward the plumber.
Mario's jumping skills evaded the incoming attacks,
but something suddenly tore him
back. He spun his head and saw a knife had nailed his overalls to the wall.
"Dang it!" Before he could free himself more needles pinned him against
the room. His
arms and legs hung like a bunch of clothing on a wardrobe. He couldn't move
he was the easiest red target in the world. Mario struggled with all his
awaited the next edgy blade to hit, but to his surprise it never pierced
his body. He
glanced over to were the drawer was. Obviously it ran out of cutting utilities,
thinking the danger was over.....was far off from the end.
Pots, pans, cupboards, shelves and even the fridge
violently shook, coming to life!
"What?!" chocked Mario in between. The stove pit flames until a bundle of
emerged. Their tiny red buttons laughed out in joy, mocking Mario which
"What are you-a-snickering about, you-a-spark of candle fire!?" The spirits
of fire were
angered and decided to teach him never to mess with them, especially when
plastered. They twisted themselves into curls and a snake-like flow, creating
breathing dragon! Mario's eyes widened in horror. The serpent's eyes greedily
upon the defenseless plumber. It opened its jaws letting its fiery roar
force against his
Mario felt the room temperature rising. He cursed
under his breath and the lizard swayed
slowly making its way to its dinner.
~*~*~ In the Parlor ~*~*~
"Thank the souls you're ok! Your horrifying screams
sent chills down my spine! I
thought you were a goner!" E.Gadd reached his hand into his pocket. "I brought
herbs for the wound."
"Thanks, Profs!" E.Gadd sprayed a liquidly fluid
across Luigi's shoulder, which caused
him to wince a little.
" My gosh, it's a pretty deep wound! An unusual
one too.." he suspiciously scrutinized
"What-OUCH!......What do you mean?"
"Nah, don't worry about it." The bandages were tightly
wrapped and he was ready to go.
"It should start recovering within the next couple minutes or so. I use
very strong herbs
that are extinct."
"Smelly ones too..ugh...." He covered his nose in
"Just because these plants heal injuries quite well,
they do leave a fragile wound open.
So, try not to move too much."
" Say, Luigi, do you happen to know about those
small gas-like creatures called Boos?"
"Unfortunately, yeah, Mario and I only encountered
them in spooky places like castles
and abandoned houses. (Please don't tell me they're here too...)"
"And King Boo?" Luigi blinked a couple of times.
"He's the leader, yes?" The little man nodded.
"King Boo ain't like any other ghost." He paced
around with Luigi carefully listening.
"He's truthfully heartless and full of vengeance. I bet my portrait paintings,"
sighed "if I had any....that he had planed this whole plot out just to avenge
all his loyal
subjects you two might've humiliated in the process. I'm certain that he
longs for the
Mario Brothers blood to shed. And he might've already-."
"No! Mario isn't like that to lose!" He anxiously responded in reluctance.
"He never lost
to Bowser, and won't give in to a freaky gas ball! Never!" Both suddenly
were taken in
by a horrifying scream.
"AAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!" an Italian voice
echoed through the
"Mario!" E.Gadd and Luigi cried out in union.
~*~*~At the scene of the crime ~*~*~
The fire serpent neared the immobile Mario until
they were face to face. It curved a
sadistic smirk and the hero felt like as if he was breathing in Bowser's
hot breath. A loud
smash filled the room, followed by Luigi and the professor stepping onto
"Luigi!?" Mario called out in surprise. The
dragon sharply turned away from its prey and
drew its attention toward its invaders.
"Look out!!!!" Mario tried warm them for it immediately aimed for the two.
dodging the attack by 2 inches. The door that used to stand there went ablaze,
after had been razed by the hot scales of the ghostly dragon.
"What a monster!! I never knew the supernatural
were capable of this! " E.Gadd panted.
"Well, profs. You know it now!" The snake-like creature
flung another assault, and this
time Luigi had to roll E.Gadd over too.
"Mama-mia! This thing snaps as quickly as a whip
does!" The aggressive beast certainly
occupied Luigi's vision, but then in the shallow background he spotted a
hose lying in an
open cabinet. He thought and came up with a strategy, but both better had
to be quick
enough if they didn't want to catch on fire like the door did.
"Professor, I have a plan!"