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Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7 InterludeThe Temple of the SunPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7 Interlude by SlargTheGnome
King Shroude was pacing back and forth within the huge room that held the Aeon Clock. He was muttering darkly to himself, quickly running out of patience.
"Where is that huge lug?" he grumbled, still casting a shadowy ripple behind him as he walked. "He must have beaten Mario by now… this is ridiculous…"
He wasn't naïve enough to think that Mario wouldn't somehow find his way to the fortress. Why else would Shroude have gone through the trouble finding the perfect person to guard the final Sun Soul? Still, he'd given Bowser explicit orders to report back here the moment Mario was taken care of, and so far he'd heard nothing…
But then, right on cue, a huge plume of smoke suddenly rose out of the floor, causing the temperature in the room to drop. Shroude turned around expectantly as Blackout Bowser materialized from within the smoke – and then his eyes bulged from behind his hair as he saw that the Koop
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IVKing Shroude's FortressPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IV by SlargTheGnome
Goomblaine sat in a corner somewhere above the Great Hall, obscured among the shadows and scowling to himself. Leaving the group probably hadn't been the safest idea, but there was no way he was going back to them. Mario had carted him along for long enough, and he was through with it.
He couldn't remember the last time he'd been so upset. His face was screwed up in misery as he sat by himself, hardly even caring if he was caught. Confronting Mario like that had opened up all of his old wounds, and he remembered all the more clearly now why he hated the Guardians so much… what they'd done to him, how they were supposed to be protectors but instead they'd taken everything away from him…
And Mario was no better. He was nothing but a pretentious blowhard, flaunting his hero status every chance he got and not caring about anything else. The only time he ever even gave Goomblaine a thought was when he was yelling at him
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IIIKing Shroude's FortressPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part III by SlargTheGnome
Deep underground, in the cellar of the fortress, seven heroes were slumped inside a cell, their heads hanging in defeat, not a word spoken among them. They knew they should be looking for a way to escape, but after what had happened a few minutes ago, none of them had the heart to try anymore. It seemed as though there was a gray cloud hanging over their heads.
And to be honest, they were all still dealing with the shock. They were almost too afraid to even open their mouths. For the longest time, the only sound in the room came from an echoing dripping noise coming from somewhere above their heads.
"Poor… poor Goomblaine," Stubba finally spoke up. "I feel so bad for him."
"Me too," Hanner sighed. "I mean, he was a jerk, but… he kind of had a good reason, huh?"
"If only he'd said something to us," said Maizee, gazing through the bars and looking guilty about something. "We could have done something for him. I never once i
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IIKing Shroude's FortressPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part II by SlargTheGnome
It was even scarier inside the fortress than out.
That was what Mario and the others decided the moment they were in. They jumped as the huge wooden door slammed shut behind them and the loud noise echoed through the halls, though not before it let in a cold draft of air that made the entire group shiver.
Finally, they reluctantly looked around at where they were.
First of all, it was dark, though that was hardly a surprise. Not only that, for a stronghold that was supposed to be so important, the place had a decrepit and abandoned look to it, as though it were falling apart from the inside. The floor was made of cold hard stone, as were the walls, though they were currently standing on a tattered and worn red carpet that seemed to try to signify that this was a house of royalty. There were chains hanging from the ceiling, and the only windows back into the outside world were high up on the walls and seemed to only let in more darkne
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