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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
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 5 InterludeThe Temple of the SunPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 5 Interlude by SlargTheGnome
"Well, we certainly have been waiting up here a long time," Peach sighed, pacing back and forth around the large room. "I just hate that we have no way of knowing what Mario's up to while we're in here."
"I sure hope he got out of that factory all right," Luigi muttered, sitting on the Aeon Clock and gazing at his hands. "That place sounded just plain spooky."
Peach briefly stopped pacing and gazed worriedly out the window. "You're right, Luigi… oh, I'm so worried about him. What if he got into more trouble than he could handle this time?"
"Now, Princess Peach and Master Luigi, we mustn't lose hope," Toadsworth said firmly. "After all, Master Mario has gotten through worse scuffles than this in the past. I only wish we had some idea of when to go back downstairs and start investigating again."
Peach was about to open her mouth to respond, when suddenly she was interrupted by a very loud crash coming from somewhere downstairs.
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 5, Part VPoisoned FactoryPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 5, Part V by SlargTheGnome
The room on the other side was large and circular. Mario and the others quickly realized they were standing on a grate just like the one in the room where they had battled the Putrid Piranhas. That was the only floor in the room; they could see through it all the way down to the completely flooded bottom floor, and it was a very long drop.
What really held their attention, however, was the enormous metal tank on the other side of the room, as well as the person standing in front of it.
"There you are," Mario said in a low voice.
Bulbin immediately turned around and looked at the team, trying to appear surprised. "Oh, Mario! You and your friends made it after all," he said. "I guess you really are as strong as they say. Thank goodness."
He put on an innocent smile, and Mario thought it was the most disgusting thing he'd ever seen. "It almost pains me to tell you that I've been playing you all this time."
"Stop fooling around, Bulbin," Mario snarled
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.