Continued from Post 1...
The horse, Navi, and Mario were taken to Hyrule Marketplace. “I never knew there’d be so many people here at this time of day!” Navi said. However, Mario and Navi couldn’t get through because of a Hylian mob surrounded around them, demanding where in Hyrule did he get that awesome polo and how much it cost. Mario, who was unsure what to do, hopped on Epona and pointed to the Temple of Time. “THERE!” he shouted. These old guys are selling them for half a rupee!” As soon as he said it, they took off like crazy. Even Navi flew to the Temple at jet speed, but returned shortly, addressing Mario as a brilliant liar.
He made his way towards the castle, but remembered the guards. Navi was at the black marketplace of Hyrule, trying to sell the stones, so Mario could remember what she told him. Fortunately, for Mario, a clothing shop stood in front of him. “Take any costume for 200 rupees,” Mario read. “But, I only have twenty,” he thought to himself. Suddenly, he remembered the fake rupees and took a good, long look at them.
And the store owner could
fall for it.
And how could you tell, really? The real ones were just a little heavier. Even Mario could barely tell the difference. It was worth a shot.
Mari entered and looked around. “Excuse me,” he asked the shopkeeper. “Do you have a Hylian guard outfit?”
The manager looked up, looking at him suspiciously. “Why in Hyrule would you need the Hylian guard costume?”
Mario thought a while. “Well, I am in need of a, emmm, a Halloween costume,” he said, unsure of what that meant. He’d seen it on TV before, so it had to mean something.
“Ahhh, Halloween. All the kids in Kakariko are doing that these days. You’re my first to buy a Hylian guard costume, my boy,” he said, looking through the racks with him. “Here it is. It’s special edition, so take care of it. Return it, and you get half your money back.” Mario gave him the rupees, and sped out of the store.
“Do I really look that young?” he thought, remembering how the words “kids” and “boy” were directed at him. He also noticed the shopkeeper didn’t come after him. Just to double-check, he stopped and checked his wallet.
“DARN! I gave him my real rupees!” Mario thought about his mistake, since he only had 20 to begin with. Why did he still have 1000 fake rupees?
Navi met up with Mario. “The black marketplace didn’t go so well,” she said. “Ganondorf is currently busy scheming his evil plans, so that’s a bummer. What did you do while I was gone?”
Mario explained to Navi what had happened. He also asked her about his situation.
“Simple,” Navi said radically. “You obviously forgot one zero, you idiotic Italian. Now move,” she ordered, “We’ve got some stuff to do.”
Mario was a guard now, running off on a horse. He was going through the castle rather smoothly, until he got a cut from a flying rock. He looked in the direction of the attack, but he only saw a flash of a green hat—pointed, elfish, and unstylish—before the culprit disappeared behind the hedges. Navi thought to herself, There’s only one person whose aim is that good.
After some more smooth traveling, Mario finally made it to the Castle Courtyard, where Princess Zelda seemed to be awaiting a guest.
She was playing her ocarina beautifully, but as soon as she heard footsteps, she abruptly stopped. “Link,” she said, “what took you so long?” She turned around.
“What in Hyru--! Who—or what—are you?!” Zelda shrieked.
“I’m—I’m a guard, I swear!” Mario said, with his hands up. Navi shook her head. Way to give it away, stupid, she thought.
“I know you’re not a guard!” Zelda said. “I put a spell in this area so guards wouldn’t come in!”
“I guess I’ve been framed, then,” Mario said, grinning evilly. He was probably trying to grin evilly, but it wasn’t turning out well. He took off his disguise.
“They call me”—he paused dramatically—“Mario.”
What an idiot! Navi thought, thinking how terrible his dramatic pause was.
The princess gasped, then pointed off somewhere else. “Look, it’s a Goomba!” she cried.
“Where?” Mario asked, turning around frantically. Zelda magically transformed into a mysterious man in tight pants. Disappointed, Mario turned back around.
“Sheik?!” he said. “What are you doing here? I thought you revealed yourself a long time ago, Zel—”
“I’m not Zelda!!” Sheik said nervously. Then, he got back to business. “What happened to Link?” he asked. “He was supposed to bring the princess her Goron bracelet!” Sheik used his chain to bind Mario so he couldn’t run away.
Mario broke out of the chain easily and seemed very amazed.
“If you’re not Zelda…” he started slowly. “How…HOW DID YOU ABDUCT ZELDA AND COME HERE SO QUIETLY WHILE I WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION?!” he excitedly shouted.
Sheik slapped him, and Mario was out cold. Out with a slap, what a weenie! Navi commented to herself.
Then, Link ran into the courtyard with a bunch of guards at his tail. However, once he entered the courtyard, the guards turned around, thinking he had disappeared.
He had obviously been running for his life, Navi could tell, from the way he was breathing. Navi hid in the arsenal pouch that was near Mario. She would hide, for now.
“Zel…da…” Link said, huffing and puffing. “I…brought your… Sheik?” he said, confused. “Have you seen Zelda?”
Sheik sighed. Link must have never found out I was the princess in disguise, he thought. And I don’t want to do that long speech again. He must have dozed off there, that idiotic loser. Quickly, Sheik looked around. “LOOK!” he said. “It’s Kaepora Gaebora!”
Link looked around. “Where?” he asked nervously. Sheik used this time to transform into Zelda.
Mario’s eyes were flickering. He was slowly getting conscious. Link breathed a sigh of relief. “He’s gone,” he said, with a pinch of hope in his voice. “But… HEY! Where did Sheik go? He was just here! Did you see him, Zelda?” he asked the princess.
“No,” Zelda said, a little too quickly. “But I believe,” she said, changing the subject, “that you have something for me.” Zelda smiled.
Link, who was disappointed at the sudden disappearance of Sheik, brightened. “Zelda, here is the Goron bracelet I promised you, made especially for you!” Link dug through the pouch on the belt of his tunic and pulled out a shiny, gold bracelet.
Mario was fully awake. He reached in the abandoned arsenal pouch and pulled out a blue jewel, similar to the one he’d used earlier. He silently went towards Epona to retrieve the Master Sword.
Zelda beamed at the sight of the bracelet. Link handed it to her and tried to put it on. “It’s too small,” she said. “Can you help me?”
As Link was helping Zelda with the trinket, Mario used Nayru’s Love. Heaving the Master Sword, he charged at Link. Link easily dodged the attack, mainly because Mario’s accuracy was very low. Zelda tried using her spells on him, and Link tried to attack, but they both did no good, as Mario was protected by Nayru’s Love, a diamond-shaped blue shell helping him. Grabbing the small arsenal pouch that Navi was in, he reached in and released a Bombchu in the direction of one of the Castle Courtyard walls. The toy mouse flashed red, and it blew up. Mario made a run for it with the Master Sword and the pouch, with Link hot on his trail. He ran out of the castle and dove into the moat, where Link got the Ocarina of Time for the first time. He swam north, then west, and finally laid down on dry land.
All this time, Link was swimming behind Mario, yet he didn’t know. Link hid behind a tree and watch a mushroom-hatted munchkin walk towards Mario.
Mario, who was on the ground heavily breathing from the fatigue of swimming, looked up. There was a Toad looking at him.
“Did you get it?” the Toad asked Mario.
“Oh yes,” Mario replied. “I got it.”
This is where the real adventure begins!
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