|Hey, look who it is!|
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 6, Part IIISeashell Hotel, 10th FloorPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 6, Part III by SlargTheGnome
A large group of confused beachgoers was crowded in front of the entrance to the hotel. They had heard what sounded like a lot of screaming coming from inside a little while ago, and now the front door seemed to be barricaded. People were murmuring about a possible hostage situation, but nobody seemed to know for sure what was going on, or who was left inside.
If anyone had bothered to look up at that moment, they might have noticed a window slide open as a Crazee Dayzee stuck her head out, briefly looked around, then quickly pulled her head back in.
"Well Mario, the sky definitely is lighter than it was before," she said. "I think you were right. Time is passing as we go up."
Mario shook his head in bewilderment. "That just doesn't make any sense. I can understand time passing as we go up something big enough, like a mountain… but a hotel?"
"Oh, that was done on purpose, man," said Ferdinand. "The whole time-
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 6, Part IISeashell Hotel, Main LobbyPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 6, Part II by SlargTheGnome
Mario and his friends crept back into the hotel as quietly and slowly as they could. Mario's heart was pounding, and he was fully aware of his partners cowering behind him as he pushed the door open and stepped inside.
He didn't know what he was expecting – an ambush, probably – but he quickly saw that there was nobody. The once-pristine lobby was now a complete mess thanks to the recent struggle, but apart from their little group, it was completely empty… and disturbingly quiet. The only sound came from the flowing water of the fountain.
"…Where is everybody, Mario?" Stubba asked timidly, holding tightly onto his club.
"I think they're up on the very top," the plumber replied softly, gazing up at the ceiling and trying to imagine how far away they were. What had the manager said? Didn't this hotel have thirty stories? And the Darkstriders must have booby trapped every last one of them…
And what we
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 6, Part IChapter 6:Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 6, Part I by SlargTheGnome
A Hostel Takeover
Palmy Balmy Beach
"Mario Mario Mario! Wake up wake up wake up!"
"Zzzz… huh-wha?" Mario muttered, blinking his eyes open and then yelping as the van suddenly jerked to a stop, sending him lurching forward. It took him a moment to realize Stubba had just shaken him awake.
"We're here, Mario! Look!" the little Clubba cheered, pointing out the window.
"We sure are, little dude!" Brody chuckled from the driver's seat. "Last stop, Palmy Balmy Beach, dudes! All those who are disembarking, do so now, man!"
"All right, we finally made it!" said Hanner, throwing the door open and jumping out. Everybody else piled out after her and Mario finally got a good look around.
Palmy Balmy Beach was very wide, and very, very long. For as far as Mario could see, the pure white sandy coastline stretched along the ocean shore. The beach was absolutely flooded with people, whether they were swimming, lounging on the sand or
Paper Mario: TTotS - Post Chapter 5Viney ValleyPaper Mario: TTotS - Post Chapter 5 by SlargTheGnome
When Mario arrived back at the village with everyone else, he was completely amazed at what he found.
It couldn't have been more than half an hour since they'd destroyed the factory, and yet Viney Valley was already visibly recovered. The flowers were all becoming bright and healthy, the grass was full and green, and even the people who had been sick before were all looking better. The villagers were all gazing around in complete awe at the unexplained transformation that was coming over their home; finally, the village was back to the breathtaking and beautiful place it was supposed to be.
Mario decided there must really have been something magical to this place after all.
"Oh my goodness…" Maizee breathed, looking around in reverence. "I'm back… I'm really back… it's been such a long time…"
Unfortunately, the mood was quickly ruined.
"Hey! Is that – "
"It is! It's Maizee!"
"Oh no," Mario groaned. A bunch of a
I haven't been able to upload any pictures because... guess what happened? Our dishwasher flooded the entire kitchen floor and leaked down into the basement where our computers (and scanner) are. In summary we had to have the dishwasher taken out, the kitchen floor torn up, the kitchen cupboards removed, and the computers unplugged and moved out of the room while we had fans put up all over the house trying to dry up all the water...
So yeah. No pictures.