|This is a special edition of the story I wrote way back when. It has extra material for people to read as well as cover art done by the talented ~Derisyan I hope people like it.|
Maria's Quarrel (Mario TG)It was a dangerous day in the Mushroom Kingdom, a dangerous day indeed. For the king of Koopas, a dragon-turtle named Bowser, had challenged Mario to a duel. Mario was a brave yet short Italian plumber, and he wasn't one to back down from a challenge. He waited in a forest zone located outside the Peach's Castle. Mario stood there, his shoes planted firmly in the dirt and his fists at the ready. The battle was only fifteen minutes away, and Mario was nervous. He had been involved with duels before, but they were usually just little fun party brawls. Having a straight-up duel with his arch rival, was something that gave him the willies! After all, he was a plumber, not some sort of cowboy! As Mario stood there, he heard someone tromping through the grass.
It couldn't have been Bowser, his footsteps would've been much noisier. Bowser had agreed to the battle being one on one, but he wasn't the kind of turtle to honor his word. Mario summoned a fireball in his left hand and began to slowl