with your bad self

...Bowyer Battle

BOWYER: 997! 998! 999! 1000!  Nya ha ha! 1000 arrows!  For cover they run, nya!  FUN this is, yes. Nya! Another 1000 will I shoot!

MALLOW: Mario, who IS that guy?  He must be the one shooting arrows at Rose Town!

(Mario nods)

BOWYER: Happy I am, nya!  Look... LOOK at their expressions when freeze they do!

FLUNKIES: Woo hoo!  They're standing like statues!

BOWYER: Nya!  More practice do I need!

MALLOW: Oh no!  He's not stopping!  We've got to do something!

(Mario agrees and starts running at Bowyer)

MALLOW: Who do you think you are, Bruce Lee? You can't just go in there with your fists flying!

(Mario stops)

MALLOW: There're too many of 'em.  We'll be creamed!

(Mario taps foot thoughtfully)

MALLOW: (Jumping up and turning around) Oh no, someone's coming! Let's hide and see if we can learn anything.

(Mallow and Mario hide behind a stump.)

(Flunky pushing huge star piece enters.)

FLUNKY: Look what I found, Bowyer!

BOWYER: What? WHAT?  Disturb me you must not!  Practicing, I am.  More arrows must I shoot!  More statues must I make, nya!


(??? flies down from sky)

???: Hold it right there!  You don't know what you're doing.  RETURN that star to me!

BOWYER: Gnya, NYA!?  A stranger you are...  and strange looking at that!  Teach you, we must, who's in charge!

(Cool music starts in)

BOWYER: Nya?!  And who might you be?

???: I serve...a higher authority...  That Star Piece belongs to everyone.  You can't keep it.

BOWYER: Nya! NYA!  Angry I am!  Nya!  A lesson I will teach you!

(Commences to shoot many wonderful arrows)

???: Hey! Chill out!

MALLOW: Mario!  It's dangerous out there!  You're gonna help, huh?  Whack that weirdo...  Save the guy in blue...

(Mario nods)

Me too! I will do what I can!  But...from over here!

(Mario falls on his face)

(Arrow disturbs them. They run towards Bowyer.)

MALLOW: (dodging arrows) I'm NOT afraid.  And I'm NOT gonna cry!

(Mallow trips on arrow and falls flat on his face)  Yeouch!

(Mario jumps into battle)

???: (fuming) Stop it! That's enough.  (whacks Bowyer a good one)

BOWYER: Gunya! Nya!!!  Strong you are.  But stronger am I!  Hurt you, I will!  So long, nya!  Part, now, we must!

(Aims arrow at ???)

Nya nya NYA!!

(Mario jumps in and deflects arrow, thus rescuing ??? from potential danger.)

???: Thanks for the help!  But...who are you?

(Mallow arrives)

MALLOW: Mario! You just... DITCHED me back there!  (looks at ???) Huh? Don't I know you?  You look...familiar!

???: (shakes head) So! You're THE Mario!  WE know about you!

(Mario nods)

(Bowyer stomps unhappily)

BOWYER: Knock knock! Nya!  Insulted, I am!

(all three attack him)

BOWYER: NYAAA!!  Now 3 against one!  Nyat FAIR!  Fix it, I will, nya!  Shoot an arrow, I shall.  When a target it hits, that Button...LOCKED!

(Magic, Attack, and Supply buttons fall.)

After a long and arduous battle, Bowyer heads up to that big shooting range in the sky...

???: Thanks for the help.  You really got me out of a jam.  Why are you staring at me?  You know I'm more than just a doll, don't you?

(Mario and Mallow look at each other and nod.)

???: (lifts hands to the sky) Have you guessed the truth? I'm a visitor from above, and this is a form I'm borrowing briefly.

(Mario and Mallow look at each other and jump. Mallow runs to ???)

MALLOW: You mean, like, from the sky or something?

???: (laughing) Higher than that, I'm afraid!  Do you two know anything about the "Star Road"?

(Mario and Mallow shake their heads)

???: Completely in the dark, eh?  Well, it's a big mess up there right now, and it concerns you too!  Let me explain... You've heard of wishing upon a shooting star?

(Mario and Mallow nod)

???: At the "Star Road", your wish is transformed into a star.  When it's granted, it then turns into a shooting star and falls down to earth. So you see, the Star Road plays an integral role in granting wishes.  But ever since a sword destroyed the "Star Road", everything's come to a halt.  No Stars have been made since.  The way things stand, yours is a world where wishes can't come true anymore.

(Mario and Mallow jump! Mallow runs to the Star Piece.)

MALLOW: Are you saying THIS Star is a part of your "Starway?"

???: That's "STAR ROAD", my fluffy little friend... Yes, that star is a borken piece of the Star Road.  I'm here to find them all, and repair the Star Road.

The broken Star Pieces... There are 7 altogether. For peace to return... We must get rid of Smithy, find the Star Pieces, and repair the Star Road...

???: I'm "©¯!?", but it's hard to pronounce so... Call me "Geno", after the doll.   I chose him because he looked the strongest out of all the dolls.

GENO: Now grab the star, Mario!

(Mario does so.)

GENO: Come on!   Let's get this show on the road.

"Geno", who is searching for the
pieces of the Star Road, joins
Mario and Mallow.
Things are definitely looking up!

FLUNKY: Ooh, I heard everything!  Who would have known that star was so important?   I've got to inform Smithy!

(tears off in a big hurry)

The secret to the shooting stars
has been unraveled.
Find the Star Pieces,
and bring peace back
to Mario's world.