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Paper Mario: TTotS - Post Chapter 3Golden Spur RanchPaper Mario: TTotS - Post Chapter 3 by *SlargTheGnome
It was the aftermath of the Mouser Gang's attack on the town, and though it had taken a while, things had finally returned to normal. All of the Mousers were safely locked up in prison, the gold had been returned to Mustard Mines where it belonged, and it looked like everything would be just fine from here on out.
Except for one rather large detail.
"Sheriff! Whaddaya mean you're leavin'?" cried one of the townsfolk. He and most of the others were gathered around Mario's party, who had just made their final preparations to leave.
"You just left us to go to Mustard Mines, and look what happened!" the Toad who'd s
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 3 InterludeThe Temple of the SunPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 3 Interlude by *SlargTheGnome
Peach sighed drearily to herself, her chin resting in her hands as she sat on the Aeon Clock with Luigi and Toadsworth. It had gotten to that inevitable point of every kidnapping where she was actually bored.
"I wonder how long it's been now. How long we've been held up in here," she finally spoke up. "I wonder how long before we'll be able to see the outside world again."
"Oh, Princess Peach, don't worry so much," said Luigi, trying to be encouraging. "You know Mario's working as hard as he can to get us out of here, right?"
Peach smiled weakly. "Oh, of course you're right, Luigi. I… I just wish we had
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 3, Part VMustard MinesPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 3, Part V by *SlargTheGnome
"Okay! The Mechaminer 2400, the crazy machine the Mousers have been using to mine all the gold outta this place!" Goomblaine loudly announced as he Tattled on their opponent. "Not only can it run us over with those wheels, it can attack us with each one of those arms comin' out of it – that means it'll attack us six times in a row unless we do somethin'!"
"HA HA! You got that right!" jeered one of the Mousers from atop the machine. "Maybe you fellers should just quit while yer ahead, huh? Then maybe we'll go easy on ya!"
"Don't listen to them, guys," Mario ordered his team, starting off by Spin Jumping on the m
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 3, Part IVMustard MinesPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 3, Part IV by *SlargTheGnome
"WAHOO!" Mario cheered, performing a superpowered Spin Jump on yet another hapless Mouser thief and finishing him off. "Now these are some nice boots! I could definitely get used to this!"
"Awesome! That's eight Gold Nuggets we've rescued already!" Hanner said with a smile.
"Yeah, but we have to keep hurrying," Mario reminded her, dusting himself off. "These guys could clear out of here at any time with the rest of the gold. Especially if they get word that we're all down here."
"Well, I don't reckon this feller's in any condition to go rattin' us out," Snatchel laughed.
"Urgh… where are the pineapples, Momm