Super Smash Brothers Fanfiction: Smash Life - 202. Episode 202: Halloween
This is the second of two Halloween chapters, and this chapter will be mostly based around Luigi’s Mansion…the series, and not so much as the game that will be released today. We also got some guest reviews:
“Will past ghosts from the Luigi’s Mansion games show up for the Luigi’s Mansion 3 chapter? Will Leaf and Pichu have more screen time? Is the reason the Persona 5R chapter is being delayed is to avoid spoilers? (I feel the fic will end before the Persona 5R chapter happens) how soon will Tawna Bandicoot show up? Will Gruntilda still speak in rhyme? And finally, what are your thoughts on the Persona 5 Scramble trailer?”
No, I’m afraid not. Leaf and Pichu will have more screen time – I always forget about Pichu’s existence. The Persona 5R chapter is being delayed due to spoilers, and a lack of information. Don’t know when Tawna will show up. Gruntilda will speak in rhyme (as long as it isn’t too difficult for me). And that Scramble trailer reminds me of Hyrule Warriors, for some reason. Derick Lindsey asked a question last week that I overlooked:
“…since Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair came out like 2 weeks ago on the Switch do you have anything planned for them (I just want Kazooie hating Laylee’s guts).”
They did get a reference in the Overwatch chapter, but as for them appearing physically…I haven’t decided yet. Perish the lot has a question for me:
“”insane inthe membrane” People still know that … thing was a thing?!”
“Insane in the Membrane”, by Cypress Hill…I still remember it. One last review, from PinkRose4452:
“1. What are your thoughts on Persona 5 Scramble trailer?2. Will there be a Tokyo Mirage Sessions #Encore chapter?3. Will Master Hand ever like Microsoft and maybe even Sony?4. Ryuji, Yosuke, and Junpei bring a box to the wrong room, being Master Hand’s office, and accidentally leaving it in there. They later found out from someone that it was a bomb inside and thinking that the bomb might explode, they try to get it back, only for Master Hand to be in the office, who thinks that it is gift for him. With the help of their best friends, and maybe someone else, they try to distract Master Hand so that they can take the bomb back and outside the mansion before the bomb explodes.”
1. My answer to that question is up above.2. There will be an #Encore chapter.3. Probably not, since Master Hand can be pretty resistant to change.4. Sounds like an amusing plot idea, might do that in the next chapter.
Episode 202: Halloween
It was the day of Halloween – the very day that Master Hand dreaded the most. Despite the giant hand’s best efforts, he couldn’t get anyone at the mansion or the tower to not celebrate Halloween. Simon tried to help out Master Hand, and Richter too (albeit begrudgingly), but the efforts of the Belmonts simply wasn’t enough.
So, to distance himself from all the Halloween hoopla, Master Hand took it upon himself and hang out with Professor E. Gadd – who was planning a party at his very own mansion. As Master Hand and others learned earlier in the week, E. Gadd had won a contest and got a mansion all for himself, and wanted to throw a big party at said mansion.
With the party on his mind, Master Hand would offer to help out with E. Gadd’s party, bringing his mansion maids Felicia and Flora along. The giant hand hovered in the interior of the mansion, watching Felicia and Flora setting up the tables and whatnot.
“Really like what you did with the guest list, Master Hand,” E. Gadd approached the giant hand, holding a guest list that Master Hand wrote himself. You knew that Master Hand couldn’t resist doing a guest list. “So much diversity!”
“Yes, it’s a nice mix of dignified and classy people,” replied Master Hand, before he saw Felicia placing some forks on a table. He would swat the maid, causing her to yelp in pain. “Put the oyster fork at an angle! We’re not animals, girl.”
“I’m sorry, Master Hand…” apologized Felicia, rubbing the back of her head as she placed the oyster fork at the angle that Master Hand preferred.
“Say, where’s your other maid?” E. Gadd asked Master Hand, and soon enough Flora showed up cleaning out a glass with a washcloth. “Ah, there she is!”
“Master Hand, can I wear my emerald green dress to the party tonight?” Flora asked the giant hand, greatly surprised that she was on the guest list. “I’ve been meaning to try it on.”
“No Flora, you’re fine just the way you are,” replied Master Hand, as if showing up to a party as a maid was an excellent fashion choice. “Now hurry up and clean the rest of those glasses!”
“But Eleonora bought the dress for me and…” Flora would find herself interrupted, when Master Hand took out a bell and rang it. “…yes, Master Hand.” Heaving a sigh, Flora walked away and continued her duties.
Master Hand: I have conditioned the maids to respond to the sound of this bell. *rings bell* It’s how I discipline them, and let them know who’s boss around the mansion. Strangely, Felicia has yet to respond to the bell. Obviously there is something very, very wrong with her.
Suddenly the ground began to shake, as E. Gadd and the maids nearly lost their balance. The tables, plates, and utensils clattered during the quake, as E. Gadd started to panic.
“Oh no, it’s happening!” the inventor exclaimed, with his hands on his head as he started running around frantically. Furniture and dinnerware started to fly around, as Felicia and Flora ducked for cover.
“I am more powerful than you, obey me!” Master Hand shouted at the flying objects; shouting at inanimate objects seldom solved any problems, even during this strange instance. Soon, the quake came to an end, as everything went back to normal.
“This is a disaster; the party’s in only a couple of hours!” said Felicia, appearing out from her hiding spot as she observed the damage that was done by the quake. Plates and silverware were all over the floor.
“As I suspected, this mansion must be haunted by ghosts…” affirmed E. Gadd, who knew something was fishy about the mansion the moment he won that contest. The inventor pulled looked down at the floor, and saw a picture of Luigi. “…and I know just the man to stop them!”
To get everyone prepared for the night, Captain Falcon took several residents – Crash, Coco, Crunch, Aku, Robin, and his kids Morgan and Marc – to a Halloween store downtown in his Falcon Flyer. Falcon and his posse would arrive at the Halloween store in question, as Falcon led everyone inside.
“Welcome everyone, to the Halloween Store!” exclaimed Captain Falcon once he passed through the automatic doors, standing in the store with his arms out wide. “That’s the name of the store, I kid you not…”
“Excuse me sir, but you’re standing in my way…” said a janitor, who was busy sweeping the floor. Captain Falcon stepped out of the janitor’s way, allowing him to do his job.
Captain Falcon: The owner of the Halloween Store loves Halloween a lot. He loves it so much, he keeps the store open 24/7 for everyone’s Halloween needs. And he has a very special sale today, and you wanna know why? *pulls out calendar* Because today is Halloween!Coco: Do you always carry that calendar in your pocket?Captain Falcon: *pauses* …yes, yes I do. *puts calendar away*
“So this is the store you said is open 24/7, even outside of the day of Halloween?” Robin asked Captain Falcon, in a very inquisitive mood as he held his index finger underneath his chin. “Something about this store feels unnatural.”
“Look, Crash, free candy!” Aku alerted the bandicoot, bringing his attention to the candy aisle. Crash quickly ran to said aisle, with Coco having no choice but to follow her older brother.
“To the costume aisle!” shouted Marc, as he and Morgan ran to the costume aisle. Crunch would look around the store, and came across a skull on a shelf. The bandicoot pressed the button on the skull, and the skull cackled.
“I’d lend you a hand…but I don’t seem to have any!” the skull said to Crunch, who couldn’t help but giggle. Crunch was a fan of the skull already.
“Haha, this guy tells it like it is,” laughed Crunch, as he walked down the aisle and pressed the button on each skull he came across.
“Sir, could you please stop pushing that?” a store worker kindly asked Crunch, fearing that the bandicoot was about to drive her insane.
“Ma’am, make these heads less hilarious, and you got yourself a deal!” Crunch would keep pressing the button, as the store worker sighed and walked away.
“When the children come to the mansion door tonight, they’re gonna run away screaming!” Captain Falcon said to Robin, as he picked up a barrel of fake blood. Robin, who couldn’t care less about scaring children, looked away from Falcon, only to come face-to-face with a baby held by his mother.
“Boo,” Robin said to the baby, who started crying as the mother glared at Robin and walked away. So it turns out Robin did care about scaring children…at least to some degree.
“Uh-oh. Think this one’s leaking!” Captain Falcon alerted Robin, as the barrel of fake blood he was holding started to leak from the bottom. A store worker saw the shenanigans going on, with Captain Falcon, Crash, and Crunch, and took out his walkie-talkie.
“Have the police come and eject Captain Falcon and friends from the store…” the store worker said into the walkie-talkie; evidently Captain Falcon had some kind of history at the Halloween Store.
“NOT TODAY!” Taking out a random smoke bomb from his pocket, Captain Falcon dropped the smoke bomb unto the floor, emitting a giant cloud of smoke. “Everyone grab what you can and get out!”
“AUGH, MY EYES!” the store worker cried out, as he was caught up in the smoke. Captain Falcon and company quickly ran out of the store, with whatever they were able to bring.
Sheik: Captain Falcon begged me to give him some of my smoke bombs. When I asked him why, he said he would use the smoke bombs primarily for “self-defense”. But I got a hunch that he’s lying…
“You paid for the stuff, right?” Coco asked Captain Falcon after the group made their getaway, holding a bunch of candy in her hands.
“Of course!” grinned Captain Falcon, holding up a dollar bill from the Monopoly game. “Don’t you just love Halloween?”
“We are so screwed…” Soon Captain Falcon and company reached the Falcon Flyer, and once everyone got inside, the Falcon Flyer zoomed away back to the mansion.
While everyone would be out at night trick-or-treating, Mario would have other plans in mind…plans to relax all night long, while watching television. The plumber was truly living the life…of a bum.
“You asked for it, you got it – an entire 48-hour marathon of Ghost Hunters on the History Channel!” the TV announcer said, as Mario was ready for this 48-hour marathon. Totally not like the plumber had any obligations to fulfill.
“Be strong-a bladder…we’re not gonna move-a until sunset,” Mario said to his bladder, as he patted his stomach. Suddenly a breaking news segment happened on the television screen. “Aw what?”
“We interrupt this program to bring you breaking news!” said the reporter on the television screen, standing in front of E. Gadd’s mansion. “Well tonight’s the night, but I’ve been out here for days! Professor E. Gadd’s party is here! And even though the ‘not classy’ folk aren’t let in, that doesn’t stop people like me from camping out for a peek at the fanciness!”
“Master Hand actually got E. Gadd’s mansion a TV spot?” asked Spyro, walking by as he watched the breaking news segment. “Why do I feel like that the party was Master Hand’s idea…?”
“Is there any reason why I should-a care about this?” asked Mario, as he stared at the television screen in utter bewilderment. “Nothing against-a E. Gadd, but it’s just some lousy party.”
“But I bet there’ll be lots of food! I’m sure that anyone would want to attend E. Gadd’s party, even if Master Hand’s involved.”
“…I’m sure that no one would want to attend E. Gadd’s party, even if Master Hand’s involved!” stated Dr. Wily, who was hanging out at Luigi’s house venting his frustrations and getting some things off his chest. “That E. Gadd is a loser!”
“Um, sweetie, why is Dr. Wily at our house again?” Daisy asked Luigi, as the married couple had to watch Dr. Wily’s angry fit in their living room. And yes, Daisy was still gaining some weight.
“Crazy Hand kicked-a Wily out of the tower because-a of his complaining, so Wily came-a over here to vent,” explained Luigi, who had no choice but to listen to Dr. Wily; tuning out the robot inventor would be no bueno.
“In case you’ve already forgotten, Professor E. Gadd is the worst,” Dr. Wily said to Luigi and Daisy, emphasizing a ton to let the married couple know how bad of a human being E. Gadd was. A knock was at the front door, and Dr. Wily went to go answer it. “And that’s not just jealousy talking. I’d say that to his face.”
When Dr. Wily opened the front door, guess who was standing at the doorstep? E. Gadd, the very man he despised the most.
“Hi Dr. Wily, is Luigi home?” E. Gadd asked the robot inventor, who glared at E. Gadd like how a proud father would glare at any man who abused his daughter.
“You’re the worst,” Dr. Wily savagely said to E. Gadd, before slamming the front door. Luigi and Daisy collectively gasped, unaware that Dr. Wily was capable of exuding such savagery.
“Good riddance…” E. Gadd would knock on the door once more, as Dr. Wily growled and opened the door. “What do you want?”
“Like I asked, I want to know if Luigi’s home,” replied E. Gadd, before looking past Dr. Wily and seeing Luigi standing with Daisy. “Ah, there he is!”
Dr. Wily: I just don’t know how he does it…how Luigi is able to stand being friends with a despicable human being like E. Gadd. It must take a lot of guts, and patience, and sheer willpower to put up with that dork. Or, Luigi is just a pushover.
E. Gadd would sit in the living room with Luigi and Daisy, while Dr. Wily took himself upstairs. No way he wanted to be in E. Gadd’s presence.
“I believe there’s some ghosts haunting my new mansion,” E. Gadd said to Luigi and Daisy, but mainly Luigi since the plumber had experience dealing with ghosts. “If you don’t help me, the party could be ruined!”
“Why not get Master Hand to take care of the ghosts?” asked Daisy; knowing Master Hand, he would just regulate the task to Felicia and Flora. “He seems to have done everything for you, in regards to your mansion.”
“Eh, he’d much rather observe than actually solving some problems. But Luigi, you must help me – name your price, I’ll give you anything you want!”
“Hi E. Gadd, excuse us!” Yuffie greeted the inventor, coming into the living room and grabbing Luigi. The ninja brought the plumber to a corner in the living room, so she could speak in private. “Luigi, if you help E. Gadd, you could get me invited to his party!”
“You’re doing this because-a we’re going on a diet, isn’t it?” whispered Luigi, fully aware of the stunt that Yuffie was trying to pull. Yuffie had been suffering without junk food for so long.
“So what? I’ve been starved for normal food for so long now. Can’t make us eat fruits and veggies forever!”
“Fine, have it your-a way…” Luigi walked away from the corner, wanting to speak with E. Gadd. “…professor, I’ll bust-a these ghosts. But, in exchange, I’ll need-a two tickets for the party.”
“You got yourself a deal, Luigi!” exclaimed E. Gadd, as he shook hands with Luigi. The inventor would’ve invited Daisy and Yuffie to his party regardless, just because he was a nice guy. Dr. Wily, on the other hand…
“Princess Daisy, get the glue gun – we’re making dresses!” an energized Yuffie said to Daisy, as she pointed at the princess. Daisy looked around, confused.
“Whoever said that we were making dresses?” asked Daisy, who wasn’t in the mood for dressing up. “And since when did we have a glue gun?”
At the mansion, the Koopalings were getting themselves pumped for Halloween. They were wearing their boring ghost costumes, because creativity obviously escaped them around this time of the year.
“I’m so excited!” exclaimed Bowser Jr, getting himself pumped up by aggressively punching the air.
“We’re gonna have the best costumes, get the most candy…” said Wendy – might wanna pump the breaks on having the best costumes.
“…and have the biggest stomachaches ever!” Lemmy would finish for Wendy, already fantasizing about the stomachache he would get later tonight.
“Yeah!” exclaimed Morton, who had the most holes in his ghost costume. He was the most likely Koopaling to receive nothing but rocks.
“Well now…I’ve never seen you kiddies so excited before,” smiled Terry as he entered the foyer; if only he had the stones to tell the Koopalings how crappy their costumes were.
“Us Koopalings are the kings…and queen…of trick-or-treating,” stated Bowser Jr, before showing Terry a memory book of the Koopalings and himself dressed up as ghosts. You’d think that the Koopalings would be a bit more creative now. “Koopas in ghost costumes, the people eat it up.”
“Well, you kids better be careful out there. It’s a night of ghouls and goblins. Not to mention…” Terry would turn off the lights, before shining a flashlight in his face. “…the Halloween Trickster!”
“The Hallow-what-what?” Ludwig raised an eyebrow, as Terry laughed and turned the lights in the foyer back on.
“It’s just some urban legend I heard from Ike. The Trickster goes door to door, so the legend goes, eating children who lack the Halloween spirit.”
“Well, you don’t have to worry about us,” assured Bowser Jr, before eating a piece of candy from a nearby candy bowl in the foyer. “We’ve got spirit to go around.” Bowser Jr. started to cough, before spitting the candy out. “Ugh! What is this stuff? I’ve never even heard of these brands.”
“Lemme see…” said Roy Koopa, as he went over to the bowl of candy to investigate the brands. “Sand Pop? Gummy chairs? Mr. Adequate-Bar?”
“This is cheap-o loser candy!” pouted Wendy, as she folded her arms in disgust and looked away. “Who would bring such disgusting candy to the mansion?”
“That…would be us,” Coco spoke up, on behalf of herself and Crash, as the Crash clan – Crash, Coco, Crunch, and Aku – entered the foyer wearing their costumes. Well, save for Aku of course.
Aku: Crunch was understandably upset when he learned that Crash and Coco went trick-or-treating without him. So to make up for it, Crash and Coco are letting Crunch trick-or-treat with him tonight. And if anyone inquires about Crunch’s age…we’ll just tell them that he’s a ten-year old bandicoot whose abusive parents fed him steroids as nutrients. Someone will buy it, hopefully.
“Keep your mouth shut, Coco, or else the Halloween Trickster…will overhear!” Crunch told his sister in a low voice, having learned of the Trickster.
“Crunch, your fly…” Coco said to the muscular bandicoot, who took what Coco said as a compliment.
“Why thank…you.” Crunch eventually looked down, and saw his zipper unzipped. Crunch blushed, as he zipped up his zipper.
Suddenly the doorbell rang, signaling the presence of a few trick-or-treaters. Master Hand appeared in the foyer, desiring to drive the trick-or-treaters away.
“Trick-or-treaters afoot!” the giant hand exclaimed, looking outside the window for any little children walking about, ready to approach the mansion. “Quick! Give’em that terrible candy!”
“On it!” exclaimed Bowser Jr. he grabbed the bowl of candy, before answering the front door. The Koopaling would scream and drop the bowl to the floor when he saw who was standing on the porch…Yukiko and Kanji.
“Sup squirt,” Kanji said to Bowser Jr, looking like he was in a very bad mood. Probably still upset over the pair of jeans that Spyro had ruined.
“Hey Bowser Jr,” Yukiko said to the Koopaling, who for some reason was frozen in place. Almost like his brain was fried.
“Yukiko! Ha ha!” giggled Bowser Jr, doing his best to downplay any signs of nervousness as he backed away. “Uh…what’s up?”
“I left my jacket here. Again.” Happens to the best of us.
“What’s with the candy, and the costume?” Kanji questioned Bowser Jr, having more serious questions about the costume.
“Shut up, Kanji, of course he’s not going trick-or-treating…he’s probably wearing that costume just for show. No one would ever want to be seen in public wearing that cloth over their head.”
“Yeah, that’s right – trick-or-treating is for babies,” stated Bowser Jr, taking off the cloth over his head and balled it up. The other Koopalings were shocked by Bowser Jr.’s sudden change of heart. “I guess it is…”
“You should come to Knuckles’ Halloween party with us, it’s downtown. You’re welcome to stop by!”
“As long as you aren’t playing dress-up…” murmured Kanji, prompting Yukiko to nudge the delinquent in his side.
“Maybe I’ll see you guys at the party,” Bowser Jr. said to Yukiko and Kanji, as the Koopalings were having sudden feelings of being betrayed. “When does it start?”
“It’s supposed to start soon – we’re taking a ride with Sonic, unfortunately. It should start in less than an hour. We’ll see you later – don’t forget!”
Yukiko went inside the mansion to retrieve her jacket, with Kanji having no choice but to follow after. Bowser Jr. just stood there, slightly unresponsive.
“Uh oh, looks like someone has a crush on somebody…” grinned Crunch, scratching his chin as Bowser Jr. started to blush.
“Like father, like son…” Iggy said depressingly, wishing he had the same desire for female humans that Bowser and Bowser Jr. did.
“You’re not gonna skip trick-or-treating with us for some fancy schmancy party, are you Bowser Jr?” Larry asked the Koopalings, who was evaluating his options.
“…let’s just say that someone will be more satisfied than the other,” Bowser Jr. replied in the best way he possibly could.
Bowser: I don’t get it – Yukiko has chemistry with Bowser Jr, but not with me! I was Yukiko’s date at that Valentine’s Day party – how can she not have chemistry with me?! But she has chemistry with my only biological son? I feel so proud, yet hurt at the same time!
Before any of the guests around town were invited to E. Gadd’s party, Master Hand allowed the residents on the guest lists to show up to E. Gadd’s mansion before the party officially began. Those residents included Mario, Peach, Spyro, Hunter, Luigi, Daisy, Yuffie, Joker, Ryuji, Hisui, Kohaku…and Pit, as well as Kirby and Incineroar. How was Pit on the guest list?!
“Welcome everyone to my spanking new mansion!” exclaimed E. Gadd, as he brought his party guests to the interior of his lovely mansion. “Try not to touch anything – you break it, you buy it!”
“Everything’s so fancy!” exclaimed Pit, who was marveling at every little thing in sight – from the ceiling, to the floor patterns. “Fancy floors, fancy plants…and even a fancy maid!”
“Pit you already know who I am…” said the maid in question, Felicia, who was ambushed and hugged by Pit a split second later. Luigi would make himself comfy, as Master Hand approached the green plumber.
“Ah, if it isn’t the man of the hour!” Master Hand greeted Luigi, hoping that he scared the plumber a bit. But Luigi was unfazed, much to Master Hand’s chagrin. “Hopefully you can resolve E. Gadd’s ghost problem before the other guests arrive.”
“You can count-a on me!” Luigi happily assured Master Hand, giving the giant hand a salute. Elsewhere in the mansion, Dark Pit walked out of a closet, wearing a tuxedo. Gotta look fancy for the party.
“Ugh, it’s like this collar is strangling me,” frowned Dark Pit, pulling on his tuxedo collar as Flora walked out of the closet. “Who do you guys think you’re impressing with this stuff?”
“Master Hand wants E. Gadd to impress everyone,” replied Flora; perhaps Master Hand should just take a backseat and let E. Gadd handle his own party himself. “You know how Master Hand is when it comes to high standards – he thinks it makes him great.”
“Funny, I thought it was being an incompetent leader and stealing other people’s money…that sounds more accurate.”
Morgan and Marc were ready for some trick-or-treating, as they and Robin joined the Koopalings and the Crash clan in the foyer. Strangely, Bowser Jr. was nowhere to be found.
“I’m so sweet that I could eat myself…” smiled Morgan, who was dressed up as a taffy; on the flipside, Marc was dressed up as a pirate.
“Say, where the heck is Bowser Jr?” asked Marc, looking around for the Koopaling in question. Bowser Jr. didn’t punk out, did he?
“Maybe he wanted to ditch that ghost costume and wear something else,” assumed Crunch, wanting the other Koopalings to do the same. “I bet it’s awesome! Ooh, I hear steps…here he comes!”
Walking down the staircase was Bowser Jr, who showed up in the foyer wearing…nothing. Not a single piece of clothing was on the Koopaling’s body. Just Bowser jr, and his bandanna.
“That is a very good Bowser Jr. costume,” commended Lemmy, as he applauded his brother for his fashion sense in Halloween costumes. Talk about having some very low standards.
“Bowser Jr. what gives, where is your costume?” Robin asked the Koopaling; like Aku, the mage wasn’t wearing a costume. At least Aku had more of an excuse.
“Look, I can’t go trick-or-treating, I’m…uh, really sick,” confessed Bowser Jr, before he started some fake coughing. “Must have been that bad candy.” Bowser Jr. then fell unto the floor, overselling his fake sickness. “Go on…without me…”
“Fight through it man, where’s your Halloween spirit?” shouted Roy Koopa, before a knock at the door was heard. Bowser Jr. got up, and answered the door and saw some dude dressed up as a scarecrow.
“Trick-or-treat…” the scarecrow fellow said to Bowser Jr, in a creepy manner. If the guy was trying to scare Bowser Jr. to death, then he failed miserably.
“Dude, really?” Bowser Jr. said to the scarecrow fellow, in a very inquisitive manner. “You’re a little old for this, man. Sorry.”
“But wait, I…” Too late – Bowser Jr. slammed the door on the scarecrow fellow, not wanting anything to do with him.
“Why’d you close the door?” Coco asked Bowser Jr. – not that she was surprised that the Koopaling would show so much disrespect to a guest at the door.
“I told you guys, I’m just not feeling it tonight,” replied Bowser Jr, before going back to the fake coughs that no longer seem believable anymore.
“I think a little trick-or-treating will make you feel better.
“I’m not trick-or-treating! And that’s final!”
Someone knocked on the door again, and when Bowser Jr. answered it, he saw the scarecrow fellow still standing on the porch.
“Look man, just go to another house!” Bowser Jr. snapped on the scarecrow fellow, before slamming the door once more.
“Bowser Jr! Where is your Halloween hospitality?” Robin questioned the Koopaling, only for the scarecrow fellow to knock on the door once more.
“I’m not getting that.” Exuding some defiance, Bowser Jr. folded his arms and looked the other way. He wasn’t giving the scarecrow fellow any of his time.
“Well I am!” Showing a little of his “Halloween hospitality”, Robin went to the front door and opened it, seeing the scarecrow fellow. “I sincerely apologize for that ugly turtle creature you were speaking to, he came down with a case of the grumps.”
“SILENCE!” the scarecrow fellow shouted, having heard enough, as a frightened Robin backed away from the door. “You have insulted me! For this you must pay… with your lives.”
“Aww, what a cute little mask!” smiled Coco, looking at the mask that the scarecrow fellow was wearing. “You’re a funny guy, aren’t you?”
“Funny, am I?” Resistant to Coco’s remark, the scarecrow fellow entered the mansion, doing his best to intimidating everyone. Including the little boy who entered the mansion with his bucket of candy, dressed up as Batman.
“Trick-or-treat!” the little boy exclaimed, only for the scarecrow fellow to grab the boy and force him down his throat, after taking off his mask. “REMEMBER ME!” the little boy cried, as the scarecrow fellow swallowed him whole.
“Oh dear!” exclaimed Aku, with everyone screaming in horror as the little boy was swallowed. Having enjoyed his meal, the scarecrow fellow put his mask back on, ensuring that nobody got a glimpse of his face.
“There’s only one way for you to avoid his fate…” the scarecrow fellow said to Aku and company, pointing at them in an intimidating manner. “… I need a treat. If you can collect 500 pieces of candy, and bring it to me before the last jack-o-lantern goes out…I’ll let you live.”
“Five hundred treats in one night? That’s impossible!” frowned Marc; perhaps a hundred pieces of candy sounded achievable, but 500? That would requires five nights for the quest to be fulfilled.
“The choice is yours. You must trick-or-treat…or die. Bwahahaha!” And with that, the scarecrow fellow got down on all fours, before crawling backwards out of the mansion. Uncanny valley in every sense of the word.
Robin: The children should have nothing to fear, for I am a responsible adult. As such, I chose not to wear a costume, so the folks who open their front doors will see just how responsible I am. Gotta make up some ground, for my past actions…
Aku: Eh, I’m just here to make sure nobody dies tonight. If that scarecrow guy wants to kill somebody, then I’ll get Uka on him. Not like Uka is doing much these days, anyway.
“Do any of you guys realize what this means?” Bowser Jr. asked the others, shortly after the scarecrow fellow had left.
“I do. It means you have to come trick-or-treating!” exclaimed Larry; at this point, Bowser Jr. had no choice in the matter.
“Who was that guy?” inquired Morgan, as Larry happily shook Bowser Jr. silly. “He seems very unsettling.”
“It’s the legend Terry told us about. It’s true, he does exist!”
“Who exists, what’s going on?” asked Terry, who just came from the bathroom as he had toilet tissue underneath his left shoe. “I heard a ruckus. Hehe. That’s a funny word. Ruckus…”
“Some monster is making us trick-or-treat or else he’s gonna eat us!” Crunch said to Terry, whose eyes went wide with shock and amazement. “I think it might be that Halloween Trickster!”
“Lemme see for myself…” So Crunch took out his phone, and showed Terry a picture of the scarecrow fellow that he took stealthily. “…oh yeah, that’s definitely him! You guys are in some deep trouble.”
“How are we gonna get 500 pieces of candy in one night?” wondered Iggy, knowing that he and the others messed with the wrong monster. “There’s no way!”
“Listen up, people!” Robin clapped to get everyone’s attention, taking charge as the “responsible adult” of the group. “Now some might say that being cursed by a blood-thirsty holiday monster is a bad thing.”
“I wet myself,” stated Lemmy, like that was a thought worth sharing. Better change that ghost costume, pronto.
“But that monster messed with the wrong crew. With Morgan’s spirit, Morton’s strength, Coco’s brains, and…everyone else, we’ll get 500 pieces of candy and have fun doing it too, even if it takes all night! To the streets!”
“All night? B-but I’m sick, remember?” Bowser Jr. spoke up, not that keen on trick-or-treating. E. Gadd’s party is what the Koopaling had his mind set on.
“Bowser Jr, what’s worse: getting eaten by a horrifying monster, or coming trick-or-treating with us?” Robin wrapped his arm around Bowser Jr, enticing the Koopaling as much as possible.
“Well…” Bowser Jr. wasn’t given much time to think, as Robin grabbed his hand and rushed him out of the open front door.
“Come on!” Soon after Robin and Bowser Jr. left the mansion, the others followed suit. Terry looked on with a proud smile, while tipping his cap.
E. Gadd’s party had already begun, as more guests were inside E. Gadd’s mansion enjoying the formal party in the main hall. Hisui was hanging around with Joker at the punch bowl, when a girl with a red ponytail caught his attention.
“Woah, Joker, who’s that hottie?” Hisui asked the young man, as he pointed at the girl in question. Joker quickly recognized who this girl was, having known her from his days in high school.
“She’s Kasumi Yoshizawa – she’s a former classmate of mine, from the Shujin Academy,” explained Joker, unaware of how entranced Hisui was with Kasumi. “She’s a volleyball prodigy.”
“Volleyball prodigy, eh?” Hisui continued to stare at Kasumi, admiring her body and her red ponytail. Joker glanced at Kasumi, and then at Hisui.
“For the record, she’s single…but do your best to keep your hands off of her,” Joker said to Hisui as he walked away, while Jeff and the male Inkling came over.
Joker: Still have that mysterious picture I got in my pocket back in June. Haven’t thought about it up until now, and I won’t think about it for the rest of the night. Kasumi obviously can’t be in that picture…I should just rip that picture to shreds. But I don’t know what Kasumi is doing here in the first place…unless I’m just seeing ghosts.
“Yes, that beautiful girl over there is Kasumi,” said Jeff, adjusting his glasses as his cheeks slowly turned red. “I never cared for liking girls…until now…”
“Forget Callie…I’d definitely run through a wall for her,” the male Inkling had this to say about Kasumi, thinking of himself as a worthy boyfriend.
“Hold up, fellas, I think Kasumi is out of our league,” Hisui said to Jeff and the male Inkling – almost sounds like he was jockeying for position.
“You’re right, she is a white whale,” Jeff agreed with Hisui. Despite not knowing much about love, Jeff knew how much discord love can have. “Hunting Kasumi and fighting over her will destroy us.”
“There’ll be plenty more cute girls coming soon, I bet. Let’s make a brothers truce not to waste time on Kasumi.” Hisui, Jeff, and the male Inkling all placed their hands together, in a truce.
“Deal!” Hisui, Jeff, and the male Inkling said together, before retracting their hands. What followed afterwards was nervous laughing from the three…
Elsewhere in E. Gadd’s mansion, Dark Pit was looking for Luigi, who wasn’t at the party. The doppelganger would eventually find the plumber, when he creaked a door open and looked inside the room where Luigi was, with his Poltergust – the Poltergust G-00.
“Sup,” Dark Pit greeted Luigi as he stepped inside the room, which had paintings of King Boo on the walls. “Watcha doing here?”
“This is the main-a room where the supernatural stuff-a happens, according to E. Gadd,” explained Luigi, checking to see that his Poltergust was up and running. “It’s up-a to me to put an end-a to it.”
“So what? You’re gonna suck up all the ghosts with that vacuum thing? If only you had actual ghost-busting technology…”
“Shh! I hear something…” Luigi heard footsteps, and they were nearby. But who was making those footsteps?
“Uh…Luigi…” Dark Pit sounded very afraid, as he was pointing at something in the distance. Luigi looked over, and saw a green, gooey man…that looked an awful lot like him.
“Hello there…Gooigi,” Luigi cautiously waved to the gooey man, who waved back in response. Dark Pit, who wasn’t as familiar with Gooigi as Luigi, jumped back in almost uncharacteristic fear.
“Don’t just stand there, do something!” Dark Pit was asking Luigi to take initiative?! Must be a different Dark Pit that Luigi was dealing with.
“Uh oh…I smell a Luigi!” a spooky voice said, causing Luigi and Dark Pit to shiver as he hugged each other. Dark Pit, realizing what he was doing, pushed Luigi away from him and tried to act hard.
“That voice…I recognize that voice-a from anywhere…” Luigi shivered, as a certain Boo wearing a crown descended from the ceiling with his tongue hanging out. Luigi slowly turned his head around ever so slightly…and saw King Boo.
“HAPPY HALLOWEEN, LUIGI!” King Boo greeted the green plumber, giving him the scariest smile ever seen by man. Luigi was scared out of his pants, as he screamed his butt off. Not literally, thankfully.
“This way, hurry!” Dark Pit said to Luigi, as he grabbed the plumber’s hand and ran out of the room. Gooigi followed Dark Pit and Luigi out of the room, as King Boo looked on very dismayed.
“Hey guys, where are you going?” the Boo asked as he poked his head out of the room, seeing Dark Pit, Luigi, and Gooigi running away. “I wasn’t even done! Come back!”
Plenty of trick-or-treaters were afoot and walking through the streets, as Robin and company were walking through a nearby neighborhood in Seattle with Bowser Jr. rolling a wheelbarrow to put the candy in. So far, the group hasn’t collected any candy yet.
“I don’t understand why we can’t just buy our candy and be done with it,” asked Bowser Jr, no longer faking his illness and wishing he was at E. Gadd’s party.
“That sorta takes the fun out of trick-or-treat-or-die,” replied Aku, who was surveying the neighborhood for any houses worth visiting. “Aha, house spotted!”
“I’m trying to take the DIE out of trick-or-treat-or-die…” As Bowser Jr. continued to feel miserable, a group of little kids went up to the front door of the house Aku had spotted, with the child in front ringing the doorbell.
“Trick-or-treat!” the little kids exclaimed, after an elderly woman answered the door. She was delighted to see the little kids in their costumes.
“Well aren’t you just the cutest!” the elderly woman gleamed, clasping her hands together in delight. “And is everyone in costume?” The elderly woman took out a bag of candy, and gave the candy to the little kids.
“Happy Halloween!” After the group of little kids left, it was time for Robin and his troupe of trick-or-treaters to make their mark, as the mage led the Koopalings and the Crash clan to the elderly’s lady’s front door.
“Trick-or-treat!” everyone exclaimed, save for Bowser Jr, Robin, Aku, Crash…and Crunch. Crunch feared that saying “trick-or-treat” would make him feel childish.
“Is everyone in costume?” the elderly woman asked, getting her bag of candy prepared. “Let’s see here…a pirate…a piece of candy…a bunch of ghosts…” The elderly woman’s eyes soon came upon Bowser Jr. “Oh and what are you supposed to be?”
“Uh, actually, I’m not dressed up as anything,” replied Bowser Jr; should’ve just told the elderly woman that he was dressed up as Bowser Jr. “We’re, we’re kinda in a hurry here.”
“Oh, I see.” The elderly woman would give everyone that was wearing a costume a piece of candy, while Bowser Jr. got snubbed. “Enjoy!”
“One piece of black licorice?” frowned Wendy, glaring intensely at the piece of candy she received as the group walked away from the elderly lady’s house.
“Circus peanut!” frowned Iggy, as he wanted to toss his peanut candy unto the ground. “This is loser candy.”
“What did you get, Morton?” Robin asked the Koopaling, who shrugged as he kept his lips pursed.
Morton: A tale tried and true to this very day… *sighs, then holds up a rock* …I got a rock. I should really stop putting so many holes in my costume.
“We only got a few pieces of candy,” said Marc after he counted the candy everyone received…not counting Morton’s rock. “This is going to take forever!”
“We’ve gotta up our game, Bowser Jr,” Larry said to the Koopaling, needing some kind of energy boost to get candy at a faster rate. “You gotta put on your costume.”
“I told you, I’m not up to it!” frowned Bowser Jr, going back to his fake illness as he started fake coughing again. At this point, only Lemmy thought that the coughing was legit.
“Oh, really, I’ve seen better,” said the Halloween Trickster, popping out of nowhere with a jack-o-lantern. The scarecrow fellow blew out the candle in the jack-o-lantern, before backing away into the darkness. “Tick tock…”
“So what was that about being too sick to wear a costume?” Larry asked Bowser Jr. with a smile, as Bowser Jr. sighed.
E. Gadd’s party was coming along very swell, as more guests were in the main hall having a good time. But as expected, not everyone was enjoying themselves…
“Excuse me, we never met before have we?” asked E. Gadd as he approached a lanky yet athletic man, who was busy keeping to himself. “I’m Professor E. Gadd, what’s your name sonny?”
“That’s…that’s none of your business,” replied the lanky, athletic man…who was in fact Wayne. You know Master Hand couldn’t resist putting Wayne on his guest list. “Honestly I shouldn’t even be here.”
“Did Master Hand invite you? Told him good and well not to invite strangers…ah well. I’ll just leave you be, enjoy the party!”
Wayne: Being injured can really suck sometimes. On one hand, I miss out on the opportunity to play basketball, the game that I love. On the other hand, me being injured also gives Master Hand the opportunity to invite me to get-togethers that I don’t wanna be a part of.
“I hope you are all having a great time at this party,” E. Gadd formally addressed the crowd, leading to a collective response of cheers. “This party shall be enjoyed with only the finest of tastes and only the snootiest of laughter.”
“Oh ho ho!” laughed Wario, in a very stereotypical French manner. It was enough elicit a humorous reaction from the crowd.
“That’s the spirit, Wario! Keep that up, and this party will be…off the chain! Did…did I say that right?”
Over at the fondue fountains, Fox was switching between the fondues of cheese and chocolate. It was a hard decision for the pilot to make.
“Cheese, chocolate, cheese, chocolate, cheese, chocolate…” said Fox, as he internally stuck on which fondue he should choose. Falco came over to the pilot, putting his hand on his shoulder.
“Fox, listen to me, man – you’re caught in a sweet-savory loop,” the avian pilot said to his best friend, before grabbing Fox’s arm. “You’re on a diet, remember. Gotta make Krystal proud. Now put the fondue fork down.”
“I want to, but I can’t…” Soon Kasumi came over to the fondue fountain, grabbing Fox and Falco’s attention. “…hey, do you know Joker?”
“Yes, yes I do,” Kasumi replied with a smile, before taking the fondue fork out of Fox’s hand and selecting the chocolate fondue. “Met him in Japan during the third school term. He and his friends are pretty nice.”
“Alright, time to make my move…” grinned Hisui, rubbing his hands together as he went over to the fondue fountain where Kasumi was…only to be stopped by Jeff and the male Inkling.
“Hisui, we had a truce!” the male Inkling said to Hisui, as he and Jeff pulled the young man away from the fondue fountain.
“Yes yes, a truce!” affirmed Jeff, before directing his attention to the male Inkling. “Uh, male Inkling? Can you go fetch us some fancy napkins?”
“Fancy napkins, coming right up!” The male Inkling went to go fetch some napkins, while Jeff took the time to speak with Hisui in private.
“Listen, Hisui, I don’t know if I can follow this truce! Kasumi is too adorable!”
“Huh, me too, Jeff…” replied Hisui, before looking back behind him to make sure that Kasumi was still at the fondue fountain. ” But what do we do? She’s unattainable!”
“What if we flirt with her as a team? With our handsomeness combined, one of us might have a chance!”
“It is the perfect plan, but what about the male Inkling?”
“Ah, forget about him. These girls are too pretty! His crude flirting style might scare them away!”
“Hey, is that a pimple on your face?” the male Inkling asked a random female guest, before pointing and laughing at her and destroying her self-esteem. Hisui and Jeff, seeing this, looked at each other and nodded, believing that leaving out the male Inkling would be for the best.
Luigi, Dark Pit, and Gooigi had run out of E. Gadd’s mansion and were running through the gardens, trying to escape from King Boo as they got their shoes muddied in the grass. The three ran back inside the mansion eventually, before coming across a pristine white room where Flora was sweeping the floor.
“Flora, you gotta let us hide inside that white room,” Dark Pit said to the maid when he and the others approached her, nearly out of breath. “We gotta hide from King Boo – he might be chasing us!”
“I’m afraid I can’t let you in, Dark Pit,” Flora said to the doppelganger, who grunted as he pulled on his hair. “That room has a white carpet pattern that Master Hand got for E. Gadd. Master Hand would lose it if he sees any sign of mud tracks!”
“What? Are you serious?!” Not caring about what Master Hand thinks, Dark Pit tried to force himself inside the room, with Flora preventing his progress.
“Hey hey, I finally found you guys!” exclaimed King Boo, appearing from behind a wall in the hallway. Luigi screamed, as King Boo came closer. “Come to papa!”
“Flora, we don’t have time for this, let us through!” Dark Pit said to Flora, who was keeping the doppelganger out of the white room. Flora was a lot stronger than Dark Pit gave her credit for.
“No, Master Hand will kill me!” said Flora, as she was pushing on Dark Pit with all her might.
“Why are you so afraid of Master Hand?”
“You wouldn’t understand!”
Suddenly King Boo appeared behind Flora, grabbing the attention of the maid by laughing in a maniac manner. Upon turning around and seeing King Boo, Felicia screamed and fell back on Dark Pit, the two landing on the floor. King Boo would creep closer to Flora…
…only for Gooigi to whip out his very own gooey Poltergust, and sucked up King Boo with it. King Boo tried to flee but it was no use, as the winds of the Poltergust sucked up the ghost.
“This isn’t the last time you’ll see me!” were King Boo’s last words, before he got sucked into Gooigi’s Poltergust. With King Boo taken care off, Luigi wiped away the sweat from his forehead, as Dark Pit helped Flora up to her feet.
“You okay, Flora?” Dark Pit asked the maid, who smiled and hugged the doppelganger by surprise. “I’ll take that as a yes…”
Robin: We had to make a quick stop to a Party City store and find a perfect Halloween costume for Bowser Jr. It was worth some of my money, yes, but the end result… *stifles laughter* …was totally worth it.
Aku and the trick-or-treaters waited outside the Party City store, dying to see what Halloween costume Robin had picked out for Bowser Jr. Robin had walked out of the store, holding his laughter in.
“Introducing, for the first time in public…” started Robin, as Bowser Jr. begrudgingly walked out of the Party City store wearing a peanut butter jar costume. “…ta-da! Peanut Butter and Jelly!”
“Awwww!” Morgan and Wendy cooed together, as the male trick-or-treaters laughed at Bowser Jr’s expense. A humiliated Bowser Jr. looked away.
“I will make you Internet famous…” Coco vowed to Bowser Jr, taking out her phone and taking a picture of Bowser Jr.
“Hey, erase that!” Bowser Jr. snapped on Coco, as he came over to the bandicoot and swatted the phone out of her hands. “Let’s just get this over with, okay?”
With King Boo captured, Luigi would meet with Master Hand, Mario, and E. Gadd in the garden, with Gooigi standing at the green plumber’s side.
“Ah, I see you’ve reconnected with Gooigi,” said E. Gadd, happy to see Luigi and Gooigi back together again. Talk about an unstoppable duo.
“He was the one-a who sucked up King Boo, with his Poltergust,” stated Luigi, as Gooigi confirmed with the nod of his head. “Really came through-a in the clutch.”
“Well I’m just glad that this whole ghostly stuff is behind us now,” remarked Master Hand, glad that Gooigi came through then it mattered the most. “Now the party can continue without any shenanigans!”
“At least I held-a up my end of the deal…” Luigi looked to his side, only to realize that Gooigi wasn’t there. In fact, the gooey man was walking away from the garden with his Poltergust.
“Where on earth-a is Gooigi running off to?” wondered Mario, figuring that Gooigi was a man that marched to the beat of his own drum. “He’s gonna miss the rest-a of the party!”
“Sure hope he isn’t releasing King-a Boo out into the wild,” said Luigi – could be that Gooigi was just a man who didn’t enjoy attending parties. “I’ll go see what he’s-a up to.”
With Bowser Jr. in his Halloween costume, it was now time to see how effective the costume really was. A test run was in order, as Robin and Bowser Jr. walked up to someone’s house.
“Do you really think this will make a difference?” Bowser Jr. asked Robin, as he rang the doorbell. A burly biker man answered the door, looking down at Bowser Jr.
“What do you want, kid?” the biker man asked Bowser Jr; he seemed like a very no-nonsense guy. The kind of dude that didn’t take crap from anyone.
“Hat a ta tah, Tah tah ta…” Bowser Jr. started doing some kind of dance on the doorstep, before finishing off with a pose. “…PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY!”
“So…beautiful…” The biker guy, tearing up, dumped his entire bowl of candy into Bowser Jr’s bucket. The test run was a success, as Bowser Jr. smiled with joy.
Biker Guy: *sniffles* That cute little dance that ugly little kid did in his costume was the cutest thing I’ve seen in my life… *wipes away tear* …really brought me back to when I was a little kid… *starts bawling*
With his costume a rousing success, Bowser Jr. followed the group of trick-or-treaters to the next house. Robin rang the doorbell, and a short man answered.
“Hello,” the short man greeted everyone, causing them to scream in shock and horror. Coco even had to look away.
“What a horrible mask!” the bandicoot screamed, as she shielded her eyes. Everyone else looked in disgust.
“That’s just my face. This is a mask.” The short man put on a monster mask, and made a roaring sound…and everyone was relieved.
“Oh, yeah, that’s actually better,” remarked Marc, as the short man looked down and sighed.
Luigi ran into some forestation, looking for Gooigi. He would find the gooey man by himself, sitting on a log.
“There you are, Gooigi!” exclaimed Luigi, as he ran over to the gooey man and sat on the log. “Didn’t want-a to enjoy the party, eh? Too much-a for ya? I feel ya.”
“Yeah, I wouldn’t wanna be anywhere near that party, even at a fifty-meter distance!” laughed King Boo, his voice heard from Gooigi’s Poltergust. “No way Jose!”
“What are you laughing about-a King Boo? We’ve already captured you.”
“Hear me out. It wasn’t just E. Gadd that wanted me gone…it was also Master Hand!”
“Why would-a Master Hand want you away from-a the party? He’s not in charge-a of…”
“Oh, but it is! Master Hand secretly planned the party from the start, just to distance himself from all the Halloween stuff going on. I knew it all along!”
“Well, that would explain-a why he was putting together that guest-a list. Speaking of which, why did he put that guest-a list together?”
“It’s Part B of Master Hand’s goal – to discourage as many people as possible into not liking Halloween anymore!”
“So is that why Pit of all-a people was invited? Since he likes-a Halloween more than anyone-a else.”
“He invited people that he felt needed to be ‘taught a lesson’. Same with you and Mario, and the other residents he hand-picked himself!”
“So this was planned-a from the start, eh?” Luigi frowned, as he motioned towards Gooigi. “C’mon Gooigi, we got a hand-a to bust!”
Back at E. Gadd’s mansion, E. Gadd was speaking with Cloud. The inventor has had a very wholesome friendship with Cloud since episode 24, and it still continued to this very day.
“Thank you so much for coming, Cloud,” E. Gadd thanked the swordsman, before handing him a chimp dressed up as a butler. What a thoughtful gesture. “As a sign of my respect, please take this chimp servant.”
“I’m really not that interested in…” Cloud spoke up, only for E. Gadd to force the chimp servant unto him. Cloud had no choice but to accept this gift. “…uh, thanks professor.”
Cloud: Cloud Jr. is already quite a handful, since he’s a bird that likes to fly around and peck things. So I can only imagine how dealing with a pet chimp would be…Man: *from afar* AAAAAH GET THIS STUPID MONKEY OFF OF ME!Cloud: …so yeah, looks like we’re off to a great start. Wonder if Marth is interested in owning a pet monkey…
“Keep him away from bright lights, he gets… grabby,” E. Gadd advised Cloud, who took the chimp butler and walked away. Luigi and Gooigi returned to the mansion, the former angrily confronting Master Hand.
“Master Hand!” Luigi pointed accusingly at Master Hand, who was having a word with a few ladies. “You’ve got some explaining to do!”
“Luigi, what seems to be the matter?” Daisy asked her husband, as she, Mario, and Peach came over to the scene.
“Master Hand here planned-a this party from the start, and make it fancy as possible to entice-a people from not celebrating Halloween. And he wanted King-a Boo gone, since he knew about-a his plans all along!”
“Look at who you’re talking to, Luigi…” Master Hand hovered closer to Luigi, who was unfazed as he was glaring down the giant hand. “…I’m hosting a party for the most intelligent people in the Seattle metropolitan area. I only invited blokes like you and Mario just so you could turn from your perverse ways!”
“Is that true?” Dark Pit asked Flora, who didn’t know what to say. Flora looked towards E. Gadd, who looked pretty ashamed. Time for the maid to speak up.
“Master Hand, if I may…” Flora said to the giant hand, only to be silenced by the bell that Master Hand rang. The maid meekly took a step back.
“Enjoy the party…it’s the last time you and your kind will ever come here,” Master Hand said to Luigi, who angrily stormed away as a chimp butler approached him with a plate of sandwiches. “…no, those aren’t for him,” Master Hand said to the chimp butler.
Thanks to their efforts, Bowser Jr. and the trick-or-treaters were able to accrue a large sum of candy. But how much candy did they collect?
“498, 499. We did it!” exclaimed Aku, after he and Robin counted up all the candy in the wheelbarrow The entire group cheered. “All we need is one more piece of candy.”
“And it’s only 8:30,” stated Iggy, taking a glance at his watch. The Koopaling looked around, seeing a few lit jack-o-lanterns. “Perfect timing!”
“And your cough went away too!” Lemmy said to Bowser Jr, who was no longer fake coughing.
“Gonna go ask Captain Falcon for a ride,” Crunch said to the others, taking out his cellphone as he walked away. “I’ll be right back!”
“Last one to the last house is a rotten Wumpa Fruit!” exclaimed Coco, as she and the others ran away. Bowser Jr. and Lemmy were the only ones left standing.
“No, not me!” cried Lemmy, as he frantically chased after the group. Bowser Jr. was all alone, having some plans for himself.
“The perfect time to go to E. Gadd’s party, and no one needs to know I was trick-or-treating,” the Koopaling smiled, rubbing his hands together. The night was still young; he still had time to attend the party.
“Yo, Bowser Jr!” Sonic called out, catching the Koopaling by surprise. Sonic rolled his car up to the curb, rolling down his window.
“Hey Sonic, what’s up?” Bowser Jr. asked the hedgehog, as he hurriedly took off his costume and threw it into a nearby bush. He also rolled the wheelbarrow of candy behind said bush.
“You still coming to the party? I got some room in the back for ya!” Sonic rolled down the passenger window, and Bowser Jr. gulped when he saw Yukiko sitting in the backseat.
“What are you doing out here in the middle of the night?” Yukiko asked Bowser Jr, who was looking for an answer. Can’t tell the truth, and hurt his image.
“Oh, um, I’m on my way,” Bowser Jr. nervously smiled, while resting his hand on a nearby streetlight. “I like watching the trick-or-treaters. Reminds me of when I was a little kid.”
“Aren’t you still a little kid?” questioned Kanji, as Yukiko frowned at the delinquent. “I’m just…saying.”
“You’re still coming, right?” Sonic asked Bowser Jr, asking him the million dollar question.
“Definitely, definitely,” Bowser Jr. nodded his head, giving Sonic some assurance that he would be at the party.
“Cool. See you there!” Sonic rolled up his window and drove away. Bowser Jr. would take his costume out of the bush and put his costume back on, until…
“You’re going to a party?” Aku asked Bowser Jr, sneaking up on the Koopaling. Bowser Jr. screamed and jump in fright, before turning around and looking at Aku.
“Look man, it’s not what you think…” said Bowser Jr, but it was too late – Aku most likely heard the entire conversation.
“That’s why you were acting so weird and trying to hurry us! You’re not sick at all! So if it wasn’t for this crazy monster, you were going to ditch your own siblings! On Halloween!”
“Say what?” said a very shocked Morton, who showed up at the streetlight. Probably forgot his rock or something.
“I thought you loved Halloween as much as your siblings did! Also, where’s the candy?” Aku looked around, and saw that the wheelbarrow of candy was missing.
“Relax, relax – I left it right here, behind this bush,” assured Bowser Jr. as pushed the nearby bush aside and looked over. “Oh no…”
To Bowser Jr’s dismay, the wheelbarrow of candy had fallen into a creek gorge. All the candy that was collected was now floating downstream.
Morton: Ah well…at least I have a bunch of rocks to show for all the trick-or-treating I did tonight.
“Bowser Jr. what did you do?!” scolded Robin as he and the others showed up, seeing what happened to the candy. Bowser Jr. was in some big trouble.
“Uh, guys…” said Marc, seeing that the last jack-o-lantern had went out. And now all the candy was gone…what very bad timing.
“Oh no! All the jack-o-melons are out!” Robin was suddenly in panic mode, his hands on his head. It would be the end of him if Bowser found out what happened to his kids.
“Look!” Bowser Jr. pointed down the road, where one last jack-o-lantern was still lit up. Link, still dressed up as the Joker came close to this jack-o-lantern and picked it up. He was ready to blow it out!
“He will always light the way…” said Link, echoing the sentiments of a man he sought to learn in the previous episode. “…and all I have to do…is let him in.”
“Link, stop!” Robin shouted at the Hylian, as he ran over to the Joker-obsessed freak. “Don’t blow it out!”
“Well how else am I supposed to let the Fiend in? I want the real deal.”
“Please don’t do it!” pleaded Morgan, as she and the other trick-or-treaters showed up.
“What’s happening? Why are you all so upset for?”
“Just don’t blow out that candle!” pleaded Bowser Jr, not wanting his mistake to resonate forever.
“Screw you kid…the Fiend is more important than you.” Link was about to inhale…
…and before he could exhale, Roy Koopa shoulder-bumped the Hylian and sent him to the ground. The jack-o-lantern landed on the ground, and Roy Koopa quickly picked it up.
“Phew…close call,” remarked Roy Koooa, having saved the day…or night, as he picked up the jack-o-lantern.
“Knock knock…” the Halloween Trickster said, walking up the Koopaling from behind. Roy Koopa screamed, and dropped the jack-o-lantern on the ground. “…so children. Where’s my candy?”
“We had all 500 pieces, honestly,” replied Bowser Jr, as he pointed down at the creek gorge where the candy was. “Look, it’s down there. We can still get it.”
“I’m afraid it’s too late! That was your last chance.” The Trickster crept closer towards everyone, as Robin fired a spell at the scarecrow creature. The Trickster absorbed the spell.
“Go, go, go, go!” shouted Robin, as the group ran away from the Trickster. No matter how fast the group ran, the Halloween Trickter was hot on their heels.
Or so it would look like, for the time being, until the Falcon Flyer came in and ran over the Trickster. The vehicle landed on the ground, and the hatch opened revealing Captain Falcon and Crunch.
“We’re alive, yeah!” cheered Morton, as everyone came to a stop when they saw the Falcon Flyer. Captain Falcon looked around, making sure he didn’t do any damage while he was parking his vehicle.
“I didn’t run over a regular pedestrian, did I?” the racer asked the others; he felt his Falcon Flyer bumping into someone, and just wanted to make sure. Wouldn’t want to be arrested during Halloween.
“It was a monster!” said Coco, as she and the others got inside the Falcon Flyer. Better get back to the mansion, before the Halloween Monster showed himself.
“Thanks, Captain Falcon, you’re a real lifesaver,” Robin said to the racer, as everyone buckled in their seat belts. There was some animosity taking place, as the trick-or-treaters were glaring at Bowser Jr.
“Did everyone remember to put on their seat belts?” asked Captain Falcon, as everyone nodded. The hatch to the Falcon Flyer slowly closed. “Then let’s go!”
Luigi was outside with Gooigi, angry with Master Hand. The plumber was pacing back and forth, punching the air at random intervals.
“Stupid Master Hand, manipulating E. Gadd and wanting to make-a some good impressions…” vented Luigi, wishing that E. Gadd had the willpower to stand up to Master Hand and his manipulative ways.
“Luigi, please let me out of this Poltergust!” King Boo pleaded to the green plumber, still trapped inside Gooigi’s Poltergust. “I can give Master Hand his just desserts.”
“I wouldn’t mind doing that. It’s just, my wife, brother, and sister in-a law are in there, and you are a very un-a stable ghost.”
“Can you let me out, pretty please? It’s getting cramped in here – I can barely even move my stubby arms!”
“Uh…I guess.” Luigi motioned towards Gooigi, who flipped the switch on his Poltergust and released King Boo. “Go nuts, man.”
“Ha ha! Freedom!” King Boo let out a laugh, as he flew towards E. Gadd’s mansion. Luigi and Gooigi, both having some second doubts, would chase after King Boo.
At E. Gadd’s…erm, Master Hand’s party, Kasumi was treating herself to some appetizers. Hisui and Jeff approached the young woman, ready to make their move.
Kohaku: Hisui did have a girlfriend before…but that was just for some Valentine’s Day party. Nowadays, my big brother is single, and only flirts with other girls when he feels is necessary. “You miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take,” he always says…
Ness: Jeff has a crush on a girl? Since when did THAT happen?
Female Inkling: The male Inkling has feelings for Kasumi? *grins* Wait until I tell Callie…
“Hi, I’m Hisui,” Hisui introduced himself to Kasumi, growing nervous when Kasumi gave him eye contact. “So…you play dodgeball, huh? Were you like, the best dodgeball player in your class?”
“I play volleyball, actually,” corrected Kasumi, as Hisui mentally kicked himself in the leg. “People say I’m pretty good at it.”
“Tag! Tag!” Hisui would tag Jeff on the shoulder, giving him the reins to speak with Kasumi. Time to see what Jeff would do.
“I am Jeff!” the teenage genius blurted out; safe to say that speaking with girls was hardly ever his strong suit. “I love that cute little bow on your head.”
“If you were a boat, what kind of boat would you be?” Hisui asked Kasumi, even though he wasn’t tagged in. “A dream boat, yeah…”
“You’re tagged out!” Jeff elbowed Hisui in his side.
“I tagged back in!” Hisui would elbow Jeff right back.
“You can’t do that, it’s against the rules!”
“I can tag myself! It’s allowed!”
“I should…get going,” Kasumi said nervously, backing away and allowing Jeff and Hisui to argue with one another. Soon the male Inkling came over, frowning.
“AHEM!” the youngster said, loud enough to grab Jeff and Hisui’s attention as their argument came to an end. “What exactly was all that? You were flirting with Kasumi without me!”
“We are sorry, male Inkling, it’s just…” apologized Jeff, unable to find the courage to finish his sentence.
“Your flirting style can come off as a bit…intense,” Hisui would finish for Jeff, as the male Inkling felt offended.
“Oh, I see – you think I shouldn’t be myself just because I’m in this stupid mansion!” the male Inkling frowned, balling up his fists in rage and fury. “I thought you liked my style!”
“We do! But these girls might not!” said Jeff, hoping that the male Inkling would understand. But frankly, he did not.
“Oh, then I guess they wouldn’t like this, either!” The male Inkling marched towards Kasumi, who was getting herself a drink. “Hey, Kasumi?”
“Yes?” asked Kasumi, as she looked at the male Inkling.
“You’ve got something… on your dress!”
Kasumi looked down at her shirt, only for the male Inkling to flick her nose. Kasumi winced and covered her nose, as Jeff and Hisui angrily gasped. Soon the male Inkling, Hisui, and Jeff walked away in different directions, angry with one another, as Kasumi looked at the male Inkling.
Kasumi: I know nothing of the boy that flicked my nose, but there’s something about him that I can’t seem to put my finger on…
Several seconds later, Master Hand and E. Gadd were ready to address the crowd. Master Hand hovered above E. Gadd, who was holding a sheet of paper.
“Thank you all for coming!” E. Gadd thanked the crowd, before looking down at the sheet in his hand and looking back up. “I think we can all say this party was a rousing success.”
“I guess you could say it was a…slam dunk,” commented Wayne, before looking away shamefully and facepalming. “Why did Master Hand tell me to say that…”
“Yes yes, absolutely…and now a toast, to this great party!” E. Gadd held up his glass, and everyone else did the same…
…and then suddenly the glasses shattered, as the sound of maniacal laughing was heard. Master Hand and E. Gadd instantly knew who was responsible.
“He’s back!” fretted Master Hand, and would you know it, King Boo appeared in the main hall, laughing it up.
“Who’s ready to get this party started?!” King Boo asked the crowd, who were scared out of their minds. Save for Cloud, who couldn’t care less.
“I guess this is the part where I leave…” the swordsman remarked, as he turned around and walked away – only for an ectoplasmic laser to be fired at Cloud, trapping him inside a painting. This laser came from King Boo’s crown, which was different from the one he usually wore.
“EVERY MAN FOR THEMSELVES!” shouted Pit, as the guests started running and screaming in every direction. King Boo was firing ectoplasmic lasers at every person he saw, trapping them inside a painting.
“Professor E. Gadd, what are we going to do?” Felicia asked the inventor watching in horror as several guests were attacked by lasers from King Boo.
“We must prepare the panic room…” replied E. Gadd, digging into his pocket and taking out a key. “…everyone follow me!”
The doors to the mansion flew open, and in came Luigi and Gooigi, who were both shocked by what was going down. Mario, who was crawling on the floor after he slipped and fell, reached out to Luigi.
“Luigi you gotta do some-a thing, man!” the plumber said to his brother before being struck by a laser from King Boo. The very sight of his bro trapped inside a painting was enough to make Luigi jump back and scream.
“Woah, that is messed-a up!” remarked Luigi, before he looked up at King Boo. King Boo was enjoying himself, delighted with the chaos he was stirring up.
“I ain’t stopping till this fancy party gets a facelift,” shouted King Boo, looking around to make sure he got everyone, before he saw Luigi. “You hear me, Luigi? Bring on the spooky!”
“Oh, I’ll bring-a you the spooky…” guaranteed Luigi, as he ran down the nearest hallway with Gooigi following after him.
After a quick visit to the gas station to refuel his Falcon Flyer (which took longer than expected), Captain Falcon was flying the trick-or-treaters back home. There was still animosity between Bowser Jr. and the other trick-or-treaters, which made for some awkward silence. Silence that would be interrupted by a sound coming from outside the Falcon Flyer.
“Uh, guys?” alerted Coco, as she looked out through a window in the Falcon Flyer…and saw the Halloween Trickster reforming on the vehicle, turning into some kind of monster. Everyone saw the Trickster and screamed out of their minds.
“Brakes, brakes, brakes!” a panicked Robin said to Captain Falcon, who stomped down on the gas pedal and crashed his Falcon Flyer into the Halloween Store. Thankfully no significant damage was done.
“We gotta hide!” said Crunch, as Captain Falcon quickly opened the hatch to the Falcon Flyer. Everyone got out and ran inside the store, and hid themselves in the shelves. The Trickster followed everyone inside the store, looking for some prey.
“Oh no, he’s blocking our only exit!” worried Bowser Jr, as the Trickster stared down everyone in a menacing manner. “Everyone stay calm!”
“Oh, so now you’re worried about the monster,” Aku called out Bowser Jr, who was hiding with the Koopaling along with Crash and Coco. “I thought all you cared about was that party.”
“That’s…that’s partially true. I just wanted to make myself look cool in front of Yukiko. You guys understand, right?”
The Trickster roared, as he made his way through the store. Morgan and Marc were huddled close to Robin, hiding behind a shelf.
“We have to escape,” said Morgan, knowing that she and the others couldn’t hide in the store forever.
“But what if he sees us?” asked Marc, worried about the ramifications of being caught.
“If only there was something we could use to cover our bodies and faces with…” Captain Falcon thought out loud, while hiding with Crunch in the costume aisle. “…you know, like a disguise of some kind.” And that gave Crunch an idea…
Luigi and Gooigi had to bring the spooky to the party, but they needed some help first. They would find the help they need, when they ventured through E. Gadd’s mansion and saw Dark Pit and Flora hiding together in a room.
“There you two-a are!” exclaimed Luigi, as he and Gooigi ran inside the room. “I take it you’re both-a hiding from King Boo?”
“I mean, we obviously don’t wanna turn into a painting,” replied Dark Pit, who was comforting a very fear-stricken Flora. “We got away just in time.”
“That’s-a good. Now that you two are here, we can work-a together and stop-a King Boo from causing more mayhem!”
“Can you just leave me out of it?” Flora asked Luigi, sounding like she feared someone other than King Boo. “I don’t wish to make Master Hand upset…”
“Saving the day will make Master Hand upset?” Dark Pit raised an eyebrow at Flora, who looked down at the floor meekly.
“Master Hand only thinks of me and Felicia as maids, only meant to do housecleaning duties. And if we go anywhere above that limit…Master Hand would be upset.”
Master Hand: Down here in E. Gadd’s panic room, with E. Gadd, and Felicia…but no Flora! It would suck if she got trapped inside a painting. But in the meantime, I can test my bell on Felicia, and see if she’ll finally respond.
“You don’t believe-a that, you’re just being negative,” Luigi said to Flora, putting an assuring hand on the maid’s shoulder. “I’m sure that Master Hand wants-a you and your sister to be more than just-a maids.”
“You really think so?” Flora asked Luigi, marveling at the very kind words that the plumber was saying.
“Of course! Master Hand just never gives-a you the chance to be great. That’s all it is.”
“This is a good pep talk and all, but we got some fish to fry,” said Dark Pit, figuring that King Boo had finished causing mayhem in the main hall. “How are we gonna deal with King Boo?”
“King Boo told-a me to ‘bring the spooky’ to the party. So here’s-a what I have in mind…”
The Halloween Trickster continued to walk through the Halloween Store, but found no one in sight. Why was that the case? It was because everyone (save for Aku) was dressed up in costumes, hiding in a shelf. Once the Trickster passed by the shelf, everyone ran towards the exit.
“This way! Almost there!” whispered Captain Falcon, as he led everyone to the exit. Before exiting, everyone turned around, and saw Crunch at the aisle that had those toy skulls.
“Crunch, stop!” Aku called out to the bandicoot, who was rubbing his hands together as he looked at the toy skulls on the shelves. “Don’t you dare!”
“Sorry Aku, today’s been way too stressful,” Crunch apologized to the floating mask, his finger close to the button on the skull. “I need some levity.” The bandicoot would press the button…and nothing happened.
“Oh thank goodness, it was out of batteries,” Coco said in relief, but that didn’t stop Crunch from opening a pack of batteries and inserting two double-A batteries into the toy skull. Crunch then pressed the button…
“No matter the score, I’m always a-head!” the toy skull cackled, much to the chagrin of Coco and company. “Nyaha nyaha!”
“Ha ha, this cackling head’s the voice of a generation!” laughed Crunch as he slapped his leg, only for the Trickster to approach the bandicoot from behind and open his mouth. When Crunch pressed the button again, the Trickster ate Crunch whole.
“Hey monster!” shouted Bowser Jr, grabbing the Trickster’s attention. Soon Bowser Jr. and the others came charging at the Trickster, attacking them with their toy weapons. Robin, on the other hand, used his tome to hit the Trickster.
“Hmm, saltwater taffy?” the mage said after striking the Trickster with his tome, as saltwater taffy fell out.
“Yeah, it is!” confirmed Bowser Jr, after tasting the saltwater taffy for himself. Caused him to grimace a little.
“You really haven’t figured it out yet?” the Trickster said, picking up as many trick-or-treaters as he could. “Don’t you recognize me? Look closely at my face…” The Trickster took off his mask, revealing his face.
“Loser candy!” gasped Wendy, the first to recognize the candy that made the Trickster’s face.
“That’s right! You know about the candy at the bottom of the bag that nobody likes? I was made from that very candy, by Ashley the witch! I’m made of every tossed piece of black licorice, every discarded bar of old chocolate with like that white, powder stuff on it. You know that stuff!”
“Ew, I hate that stuff!” frowned Iggy, as the very thought of the candy the Trickster had mentioned nearly made him queasy.
Ashley: Yep, I can confirm that I created the Halloween Trickster – just so he could do my bidding and collect me some candy. Personally, I just wanted all the Halloween candy all for myself. That said, I have no control over anything else the Trickster does, in his spare time.
“No one would eat me, but now…I’m going to eat you,” the Trickster said to the trick-or-treaters, before he heard something from inside of him. The Trickster suddenly screamed, as Crunch ripped through his chest.
“Sup bro?” Crunch greeted the Trickster, who immediately fell to the ground vomiting jelly beans. Crunch then started eating away at the Trickster. “Anyone wants some candy?”
“No thanks, we’re good…” replied Marc, as he and the others shook their heads.
“Wait, you actually think I taste good?” the Trickster asked Crunch, as a heartfelt smile started to form on his face.
“Uh, sure!” replied Crunch, as he ate the very jelly beans that the Trickster had vomited.
“I didn’t think that anyone would say that I was…good.” The Trickster started crying candy corn; he sure had a weird anatomy. “I’m so happy!”
“Crying makes it a little weird, but…guess I’m still eating.” Crunch took another bite out of the Trickster, like there was nothing wrong with it at all. Soon the kid that was swallowed up by the Trickster earlier broke out. “Sup, kid?”
“I’ve been traumatized!” the kid responded; he was bound to have quite the Halloween story to tell his parents.
Back at E. Gadd’s mansion, Luigi and company ran inside the main hall, and saw that everyone was trapped inside a painting. King Boo surveyed the main hall, making sure he got everyone.
“King-a Boo, you’re ready for the spooky?” Luigi asked the ghost, grabbing his attention. King Boo looked over and saw Luigi, Gooigi, and Dark Pit…but Flora, she was nowhere to be found.
“I’ve been waiting…” replied King Boo, before he looked towards the front doors. There he saw Flora, who had her hand close to a lever on the wall.
“Hey, you big scary ghost…you want me to bring the spooky?” Flora asked King Boo, sounding the most determined she has ever been in her life. “Because I’ll do it! Just change everyone back!”
“So you wanna prove yourself, eh? Pull that lever and open the grand gate! Lemme see what you got!”
“Flora, stop this instant!” Master Hand said to the maid, appearing from E. Gadd’s underground panic room. “We can’t let anyone else see the party in this state! Now come into the panic room. There’s enough mini-sandwiches and oxygen to last you, me, your sister, and E. Gadd a full week. We’ll also eat the cameramen down here, if necessary…”
Against the wishes of Master Hand, Flora would reach for the lever, albeit very slowly. King Boo looked on, his giant grin growing bigger.
“You dare to disobey me?” Master Hand questioned Flora, as he took out his bell and started ringing it. Resisting the sound of the bell, Flora nervously reached towards the lever. “Is this bell broken?!”
“Your dumb fancy party is stupid, Master Hand!” a very determined Flora snapped on the giant hand, stomping her foot. “And I’m going to fix it!”
“Do it, Flora!” Dark Pit shouted to the maid, who soon Flora had her hand on the lever. Flora pulled the lever down, with all her might.
“She did it…she actually did it,” gasped Luigi, who knew from the get-go that Flora had that much in her.
“Oh yeah buddy, it’s happening!” exclaimed King Boo, making Master Hand very fearful of what was about to transpire. “My heart, once a black hole, now grows soft like more of a…particle, or something.”
With Flora having done the deed, King Boo turned everyone in the main hall back to normal, from Mario and Wayne to all the Seattle citizens. Freed from being inside a painting, Mario gasped for air as King Boo approached Flora.
“Thank you for stepping up to Master Hand,” the ghost thanked Flora, who responded with a heartfelt smile as a rumbling sound was heard from outside. “Now it’s time for the spookiness to begin…”
The front doors to the mansion burst open, as a hoard of trick-or-treaters came inside. There were also some adults, many of whom were adorned in their costumes, as Master Hand looked on in fear.
Tom Nook: Luigi sent me a text, and told me to bring as many trick-or-treaters as possible to E. Gadd’s mansion. Being that I knew my way around town, I was able to accrue quite a crowd…conveniently most of the people I recruited were already hanging around outside.
“Aw yeah, it’s party time!” shouted a man wearing a lumberjack costume, as the giant crowd of people started crashing the party. The man jumped into a cider fountain, splashing cider around.
“Good gravy, the trick-or-treaters are ruining my party!” worried Master Hand, watching the riff-raff go down, as a giggling little boy picked up a fork and placed it back on the table. “That’s not how the fork should be placed!”
“Oh man, what happened?” Hisui rubbed his head, when he realized and Jeff that they were back to his normal self.
“Ahem…” the male Inkling cleared his throat, grabbing the attention of Hisui and Jeff. An apology was to be made.
“Male Inkling! We are so sorry,” Jeff apologized to the youngster, as Hisui too felt very apologetic.
“We shouldn’t have left you behind,” the young man said to the male Inkling, who was now smiling.
“It’s okay – maybe I do need to work on my flirting,” replied the male Inkling, before walking to Jeff and Hisui and holding out his fist. “Friends?”
“Friends!” Jeff and Hisui said together as they pulled their fists close to the male Inkling’s, in brotherly solidarity. Soon Kasumi came over.
“Male Inkling, is that your name?” the young woman asked the youngster, who looked over. “I must speak with you. There is something about you, I can’t get you out of my head, for a reason I can’t seem to put my finger on. I won’t be around in town much longer…but I will see you again, right?”
“Yeah, definitely! I’ll be hanging around at the Smash Mansion,” the male Inkling replied, smiling and giving Kasumi a thumbs up.
“Ah yes, the Smash Mansion…I’d love to stay there, but I have some…important obligations to fulfill. So I might see you next year, in due time.”
“Woah-ho-ho! Go male Inkling!” cheered Hisui, who was happy for the male Inkling. He was a very graceful loser.
“I guess we shouldn’t have sold him short,” Jeff said to Hisui, watching as Kasumi waved to the male Inkling and walked away. “I call groomsman!”
“What! I call co-groomsman?” Jeff and Hisui, together as groomsmen? That would be a very interesting combo.
“Man, if Master Hand hates-a you for this, then he’s an idiot,” Luigi said to Flora, standing with the maid, Dark Pit, and Gooigi and watching everyone having a great time. Save for Master Hand. “This is great!”
“I’m pretty sure Master Hand will lock everyone out the next time he hosts a party on Halloween,” said Flora, as two grown dudes wearing costumes were making a mess over the fondue fountains. “If he even has a party…”
“Hey, guess what we’re standing on…” grinned Dark Pit, as Flora looked down and gasped when she saw the white carpet pattern that she and the others were standing on. Which had mud trucks. Flora laughed, as she and the others had fun knocking things unto the carpet.
“Ha! But seriously, I should go get this cleaned up.” Flora kissed Dark Pit on the cheek, and then patted Luigi on the shoulder as she walked away. Dark Pit blushed, putting his hand on his face.
“Uh, this might be a weird question, but…can you let me back inside your Poltergust?” King Boo approached Gooigi, as he was nervously twiddling with his hands. “Left my sleeping mask in there…don’t ask.”
A group of trick-or-treaters came to the front door of the mansion, and rang the doorbell. The doorknob to the front door was twisted, as the trick-or-treaters held their bags of candy in their hands.
“Trick-or-treat!” the kid in front exclaimed, before someone opened the front door. Suddenly the trick-or-treaters screamed in horror, as they dropped their bags of candy unto the porch and ran away.
“Hmph…must be the facial mask,” said the person that answered the door – Zelda, who had a facial mask on her face. Nothing like doing skin care treatment on the night of Halloween. Zelda gathered all the candy, as Captain Falcon and friends showed up.
“Hey Princess Zelda!” Captain Falcon greeted the princess, who had just finished gathering up all the candy. “How’s it hanging?”
“Hi Bowser Jr – I missed you at the party,” said Yukiko, poking her head out through the front door. “Where were you?”
“Uh…I was trick-or-treating with my siblings,” replied Bowser Jr. as he played it cool, wrapping his arm around his nearest siblings Wendy and Larry.
“The party was lame anyway. Knuckles ate a candied apple stick-first and had to go to the hospital.”
Knuckles: *sitting in a hospital bed* Whaddaya mean eating a candied apple stick-first is dangerous? I just wanted to be different!
“Aw man, we went to every single house, and we didn’t even get to eat any candy!” frowned Coco, who was still feeling salty about the candy that went down into the creek gorge.
“Candy? How’s that for candy?” asked Zelda, as she showed everyone the candy she gathered from the retreating trick-or-treaters. Grins all around.
Everyone that was standing around on the porch was now in the living room, watching some alien show on television. Kanji was there, wanting some of the candy Zelda had gathered.
“You know, guys? I’ve been thinking,” the delinquent spoke up, wanting to share some thoughts. “At the end of the day, Halloween isn’t about candy or costumes. Or even scaring people. It’s a day when friends and family family can get together at one place and celebrate what really matters: pure evil! Ha ha!”
“I ate a man alive tonight,” said Crunch completely out of the blue, as everyone looked at the bandicoot with weird looks.
At E. Gadd’s mansion, a man and a woman, wearing obvious disguises, neared a closet as the man led the woman closer to the door.
“Quick, in here my darling!” the man said to the woman, opening the closet door and pulling her inside the closet.
“A moment alone at last!” the woman squealed, as the man closed the door shut.
“You can drop the act, Jill.” The man and woman took off their costumes, revealing themselves to be…Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. “It looks like our ghostly situation has been resolved.”
“There could still be ghosts hanging around, though. Best to stay, for now.”
“Where’s my phone?”
“I don’t have it.”
“Yes you do, it was in your purse.”
“Oh, so I’m just supposed to hold on to everything for you?”
“I asked you when we were in the car!”
“Why do we always have to fight at parties?!”
The argument between Chris and Jill would be interrupted, when Ashley opened the door. Ashley just stared, as the goose chased Cortex inside the closet.
“Why me?!” yelled Cortex, as the goose chased the evil genius around Chris and Jill before chasing him out of the closet.
“Not even gonna ask…” was all Ashley could say, as she shut the door.