Chapter 3: Stop, Thief!
Well, since Wex hasn't told me what he'll do next, I'm just taking this
into my own hands.
I don't own Mario. Wow, that was fast.
Ech: Zero to story in 2 seconds. Wow, that's a world record.
Mario looked left, then right, then left again, just as he heard the
computer repeat every time over and over and over again in drivers' ed. He
saw the train, then the Goombas, then the train again while looking. He
couldn't take much more of this dilemma, and he was starting to get dizzy.
He asked the conductor for a coin to flip to decide what to do, and then he
flipped it. He saw it land on tails, signifying that he'd go after the
penny. "Oh–!" he shouted and he threw a fireball at the conductor, burning
him. The conductor's face turned red and Mario turned and ran after the
Goombas, hoping that the kid hadn't spent the purple penny yet and that the
conductor wasn't following him. He saw the Goombas ahead running slower and
slower. Suddenly, they stopped and turned to look at him.
"He's found our secret, run!" the old Goomba said, putting on a mask.
"Well, he'll just have to catch us first!" the smaller Goomba answered as
he got into a go kart.
Mario watched in horror while they peeled out of the grass on the side of
the road and onto Toad's Turnpike, the Mushroom Kingdom's busiest highway.
They were stealing the purple penny! Mario ran after them for about a block
and, even though the Kart was a piece of junk that could only go about 10
miles per hour, Mario couldn't even see them when he stopped. "Mama mia!"
Mario cried, "I lost the purple penny!" He was about to turn to go home
when he heard an engine roaring towards him. He looked into the dust cloud
that was forming just over the horizon the opposite direction from where
the Goombas took the purple penny. Mario could barely make out the figure
on the kart driving towards him, he didn't think it could be, but it was.
Luigi was speeding towards him in excess of 100 miles per hour! Mario ran
again, this time back to where the Goombas were heading, just to escape
Luigi. "Come-a on, Mario!" Luigi yelled to his older brother, "We're-a
gonna get that penny back!" Mario hopped onto Luigi's kart and he and Luigi
drove off towards their destination: the purple penny.
Mario and Luigi sped down the turnpike, using every mushroom that they
could find to catch up to the Goombas who stole the penny. Luigi was
driving, so Mario didn't really even feel safe. "Luigi! Look out for that-a
truck!" "I've-a got it, Mario." "Just don't forget about your speed,
Mario saw the Goombas' kart ahead, and he saw the glint of something purple
in the smaller one's hair. "The purple penny!" the Mario bros. yelled
together. The Goombas heard them though, and the small one yelled "Step on
it, Grandpa!" Luigi pulled closer and closer to a large truck next to him,
and suddenly jumped into it. "Luigi, what are you-a doing?" Mario shouted
as the kart slowed down. "Solving your Goomba problem, Mario!" Luigi yelled
back while he kicked the driver out of the truck. Mario hopped into the
driver's seat of the kart and continued driving while Luigi sped up in the
truck. Luigi ran over the Goombas with the truck and the purple penny went
flying–right into Mario's hand.
"Hee hee! I've got it!" Mario yelled triumphantly while he held the penny
up into the air. Suddenly, Mario heard a train whistle and saw a very angry
conductor in his rear view mirror. No, it couldn't happen. Not here, on the
highway! No! Not a flying train! Aaaaaah!
Yep, Mario got ran over... again. Why? I don't know. It's funny. Review and
maybe I can get Wex back here for more crazy stuff.