|Paper Mario Eds
Author: TrueSapphire PM
Project Crossover Books series-Chronological 1. When Ed finds a strange book inside the library, they are sent into a world that's different from their own world. With the help of the hero Mario, and their new partners, they must not only to recover the Star Rod, but to find their way back home. Readable for everyone.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Friendship - Mario & Eds - Chapters: 60 - Words: 242,897 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 09-07-12 - Published: 09-05-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6302328
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Disclaimer: I do not own Mario or Ed, Edd n Eddy nor make profit out of them. Mario belongs to Nintendo; Danny Antonucci owns Ed, Edd n Eddy. I do have some of my own original work in this story while my stories are for entertainment purpose only.
Chapter 49: Bombette: Change of Heart
Mario's house-Early afternoon
With half of the team gone, Eddy's team pretty much had nothing to do. Double D's team had the whole house to themselves while the rest were outside. Luigi was playing with Chompy by throwing a large white bone for Chompy to fetch. Bombette and Lakilester supported alongside with Luigi to make it more fun for Chompy. Eddy, on the other hand, was sleeping on a lounge chair, dreaming different types of scams based on this adventure.
"Heh, heh...Suckers..." Eddy snored loudly, adjusting his body for comfort. "Jawbreakers for life..." Up in the sky, an old Paratroopa mailman flew down to Bombette.
"A pink Bob-omb..." Postmaster mumbled to himself before speaking up. "You are Bombette, I presume?"
"Why yes," Bombette replied, tilting her head to the right.
"I have a letter for you. Please accept it." Postmaster gave Bombette a letter. "Another letter, duly delivered. A postman's job is never done." Bombette seemed to remember that line.
"Hey, I just realized something. Do you know Parakarry?"
"Parakarry? Parakarry..." He acted as he did not know him. "My memory is a bit foggy. Can't remember a darn thing. Maybe because that clumsy idiot hasn't finished my special task. Probably hiding in that house." Three shadow figures behind the window ducked down. "Well, no matter. I must take off. I have an important business to do. Farewell." Postmaster flapped away from the area. Luigi and Chompy continued to play while Lakilester wanted to know about the letter.
"So what is it, dudette?" Lakilester asked her. Bombette gave Lakilester a weird look, but dismissed it.
"I'll read it to you," Bombette answered. "'We write this letter as a humble request to you, the most worthy and explosive of all Bob-ombs.'" She smirked to herself. "Well, that's true."
"Definitively! Eddy would also agree, too. It's not like that blue Bob-omb who hang out with us in Flower Fields."
"Don't remind me about him..." Bombette spoke darkly before she continued to read. "'Right now, we have been staging an opening event for a new Dry Dry Railroad route." Hearing that name made Bombette groaned in slight frustration. "That place?"
"I'll tell you later. 'We feel the event would be a gala bash if we could enlist your bomb-bursting help. Your explosion will be a tremendous help clearing out many obstacles. Crowds love fireworks! Anyway, please come when you are ready.'"
"Awesome!" Lakilester exclaimed proudly. "That's uh...cool!"
"Well, I've got nothing to do for the final showdown. This should be fun!" Bombette glanced over his lazy sleeping friend. "But it's even more fun with Eddy." Bombette skipped forward to Eddy, slowly walking on top of Eddy. Bombette quietly chuckled about Eddy being a deep sleeper. Suddenly, Eddy hugged her unconsciously, surprising her a little bit.
"This is the life..." Eddy snored happily, squeezing happily. "Jawbreakers everywhere..." Bombette had two thoughts in her mind. First, she chuckled again at Eddy's dream. The second thought was Eddy might eat Bombette due to her body being round. She decided to end his dream by burning her fuse. Eddy, still sleeping, was showing signs of struggling.
"Uh..." was all Lakilester could say, thinking Bombette's method to wake up his master was wrong.
"W-what...? Jawbreakers...with fuses? What is this madness?" Eddy opened his eyes, seeing Bombette with her fuse sparked up. Eddy screamed like a little pansy, pushing Bombette away with the fastest reaction he ever had. She landed on her feet and defused her fuse just in time.
"Ha ha ha ha ha!" Bombette laughed out loud. "Boy, you should've seen your face! Ha ha ha ha!"
"What? Huh? Huh?" Eddy was too confused for a couple of seconds, then his eyes turned to Bombette. Eddy squinted his eyes, seeing Bombette as a jawbreaker. "WHAT'S THE DEAL, BOMBETTE? YOU'VE RUINED MY PREFECT PARADISE!"
"Sorry, but it was too fun! Ha ha ha ha!" Bombette continued to laugh, despite the obvious danger in front of her.
"Oh Bombette..." Eddy called darkly. She stopped laughing when she saw Eddy being strangely happy. "Can you be a good little girl and come here so I can strangle-I mean hug you?"
"What's the matter, Eddy? If you're trying to ask, are you saying you're not manly enough?" This struck Eddy's nerves as she turned around. "If you want to hug me, you have to hug me by force!" Bombette sprinted straight to the warp pipe. Eddy could not resist anymore and felt his strings snapped.
"GET BACK HERE BOMBETTE! I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE JUST A GIRL! I'M GONNA TEACH YOU A NEW MEANING OF HUG!" Eddy dashed forward, jumping straight down to the warp pipe. Lakilester sighed at this shenanigans and decided to follow them.
Some of the civilians around saw a pink Bob-omb being chased by an angry short kid. Little they realized was that Bombette was having a blast, loving the new thrill. Eddy had one thing in mind: Strangle the Bob-omb. Lakilester was following behind, seeing Ed and Kooper along the way. The whole chase stopped once Bombette reached her destination: Toad Town Station. Eddy was panting so much that he sounded like a whale.
"Almost...there..." Eddy panted too much, reaching out to Bombette. Bombette stood there, watching his shaky right arm getting closer to Bombette's face. It looked like he was gonna make it, but Eddy fell down on the ground.
"Take five?" Bombette asked him, still mocking him. Eddy held up his right hand.
"Take five..." Lakilester managed to reach the two in front of the Toad Town Station.
"There you guys are," Lakilester said out loud. "It's cool that I'm a Lakitu. Otherwise..." Lakilester stared at Eddy, who was panting slowly now, "I might have end up like Eddy."
"Ah, so you're Bombette," someone said, walking towards Eddy's team. It was a Toad with a black, red and yellow uniform.
"That's right," she answered. "I came because of the letter."
"Excellent! I am the Station Master here," he introduced. "Our motto is to be generous, polite, and safe."
"That's catchy!" Lakilester complimented.
"You probably don't remember, but I did escort you and your friends several days ago. Anyway, let's get this started!"
"So how are WE gonna do this?" Bombette asked the Toad conductor, emphasizing that particular word.
"Wait...What?" Eddy questioned slowly, standing up. "Why am I involved in this?" The other three ignored him.
"Today's schedule will be halted since we're working on the new route," the Station Master began. "We will be taking the K64 train and travel at the halfway point before Mt. Rugged. On the left side is a combination of both forest and land, or mountains to be specific. If you were to look at a map, our destination is next to Forever Forest. It's unexplored, but they are several rocks preventing the farmer's goal."
"Farmer?" Bombette said. The Station Master pointed at the Li'l Oinks farm next to the track. Many young kids in different kinds were having fun watching the Li'l Oinks in the pen.
"Due to the popularity, the farmer requested a new area to establish a new farm. The new farm will be wider, and it can also be an attraction for the younger audience."
"I'm definitively in!" Bombette exclaimed, accepting the task. "I love Li'l Oinks!"
"Count me in, dudes and dudette!" Lakilester agreed to help. "Maybe I could give one for Lakilulu."
"Hold up, hold up!" Eddy protested, grabbing the three's attention. "So you rudely woke me up and chased you all the way up here...just so I have to work? Forget it! There's no way you'll be able to persuade me!" Eddy began to walk back to Mario's house, but Bombette already thought up the way to bring Eddy in.
"Is there any reward for doing this?" Bombette asked the Station Master loudly so that Eddy could hear.
"We'll reward you with coins," he answered. "Maybe around...100 coins." As soon Eddy heard it, he zoomed fastly back to the three.
"I'm in!" Eddy grinned widely, rubbing his hands. "Let's get going!"
"Excellent! Without further ado, let's board the K64 train!" Before anyone could move, a familiar cry halted them.
"BOMBETTE!" a blue Bob-omb screamed, running towards the group. Bombette's eyes shrank; her breathing stopped. Only one person could ruin her whole day: Bruce.
"B-B-Bruce?" Bombette stammered, backing away slowly once Bruce reached the group. "W-why did you have to show up right now?"
"I had to!" Bruce responded sharply. "Why couldn't you understand that I love you! After that cloud monster fight, I...I...I feel like I was left behind like a Boo!"
"Or maybe you were forgotten unintentionally..." Eddy muttered to himself.
"Who is your friend there?" the Station Master asked Bombette.
"He's not my friend!" Bombette spatted hastily.
"She's my girlfriend!" Bruce said otherwise. "I must follow Bombette whatever she goes in order to be her knight in shining armor!"
"I don't need a knight in shining armor! I'm a tough girl! I can take care of myself!"
"All girls need protection! It is up to the men to defend them!" Bruce and Bombette continued to argue while the rest were getting a headache. The Station Master checked the public clock.
"Time is essential!" the Station Master called everyone. "We must depart now! Any assistance would be a great help!"
"YES!" Bruce cheered, grinning very widely.
"NO!" Bombettte disagreed harshly, but it was too late. She quickly seized Eddy's left hand and rushed to the K64 train.
"Hey, hey, hey!" Eddy shouted at her. "What are you doing?"
"Securing our spots!" Since the K64 train had several chairs that can hold up to two people, Bombette used that knowledge to get away from Bruce as far as possible. Soon, the rest boarded up train. Lakilester sat at his chair at the opposite end from Eddy and Bombette. Bruce was giving Eddy a death glare.
"Ow!" Eddy screamed, feeling his left hand going numb when Bombette squeezed his hand tighter. "Let go of me!"
"No, Eddy! If you do that, Bruce will sit next to me!" Eddy had never seen Bombette being very desperate. He had different thoughts, though.
"You know what...Let him!" Eddy managed to set himself free and sat next to Lakilester. Bruce instantly jumped and sat next to the shocked pink Bob-omb.
"EDDY!" she shouted at him, being very worried and stressed.
"No, Bombette! You deserved this after you tried to make me become fireworks!"
"I wasn't literally going to!"
"Forget it! Does my face look like I'll help you?" Eddy scowled at her, refusing to help her.
"I need your help!"
"Don't bother this time. There are times you have to solve your own problems. Start that by changing your heart!" Bombette could not find a way to say anything; Bruce was very ecstatic to see the two broke up. Eddy closed his eyes and folded his arms and legs. Lakilester was sweating, seeing the two arguing for the first time. The Station Master was afraid of bringing Bruce along, but another Bob-omb would help this assignment.
"Okay, then," the Station Master spoke up. "All aboard to the K64 train! Destination: new route!" The Toad conductor pulled the whistle, signaling everyone that the train was about to leave. After all signals were cleared, the train slowly moved forward and accelerated up later. The kids around were at awe when they saw the K64 train going away.
At the start of the train ride, Eddy was still in the same position as before. Lakilester was worried to see him like this.
"So...uh..." Lakilester tried to socialize, "is there anything to teach me how to be cool, Eddy?"
"If you're in this position, that's cool," Eddy answered instantly. Lakilester shrugged his shoulders and folded his arms. He closed his eyes and adjusted his head position just like Eddy. On the other side, Bruce kept on talking to Bombette non-stop. She tried to ignore him as much as possible while avoiding skin contact. Unfortunately, Bruce was doing the opposite.
"Argh!" Bombette thought in frustration. "I don't know how long I can take it! The non-stop chattering is irritating! That Eddy...He's a jerk for leaving me behind this! I'm at the verge of blowing up this train!" Luckily, the K64 train turned to the left, which was their destination. The train was traveling up the small mountain. On top of the flat mountain was a forest; on their right side was a steep rocky slide that led to a rocky terrain very similar to Mt. Rugged.
"We should be at our stop very soon," the Station Master announced. "After that, we'll clear out the boulders that will lead to the forest." All of the sudden, everyone heard a loud thud on top of the train. Something was banging the top four times until it pierced through the ceiling. It was a big green beak, which Eddy and Bombette seemed to remember that size. The mysterious bird pulled out its beak, then flew to the right side of the moving train. Eddy and Bombette recognized the light-blue feathers at the wing's tip, the black body, the green claws, the pink head, and a single white and blue feather on top of the head.
"It's that stupid bird!" Eddy shouted angrily at Buzzar, the buzzard enemy from before. Buzzar cawed loudly, banging the train's right side with his body.
"He's trying to push the train out!" the Station Master screamed, holding on his chair. Bruce was holding onto Bombette.
"Why is he-" Bombette tried to say, but Buzzar banged the train again. "Ugh! Why is he attacking us?"
"I think-" Buzzar banged the train a third time. Eddy fell off his seat and stood up.
"That tears it!" Eddy exasperated, grabbing out his hammer. "That bird needs his wings to clip!" As much as Eddy wanted to fight, he did not have any ranged techniques. A flying ally was most effective against an enemy like Buzzar.
"Don't worry, Eddy!" Lakilester assured him. "I'll save the day!" He flew out the window and threw a Spiny Egg to Buzzar. Buzzar dodged it, avoiding the spiky projectile. Lakilester decided to use Spiny Surge, throwing many Spiny Eggs at Buzzar. Buzzar dodged all the way to the left side and charged straight at the train. The fourth time was much more powerful than the rest. The train tilted to the left, then tilted to the right. Bombette, however, was too close to the window, thus falling out of the train.
"Bombette!" Bruce called, jumping towards her to grab her. With Bombette in her arms, he tried his best to slide down the steep rocky slope. Meanwhile, the train did not tilted anymore and resumed its pace. Lakilester and Eddy saw Buzzar chasing the train from behind. To Eddy's point of view, he saw the rocky wall to his right. Eddy tapped his Quake Hammer badge and stood at the very edge of the window to his right.
"Eat rocks bird brain!" Eddy declared, smashing his hammer to the wall. This caused a small rock avalanche, which targeted Buzzar. One small rock landed on Buzzar's left wing, which he cawed in pain. Buzzar retreated back up to the top of the peak.
"Way-a-go Eddy!" Lakilester cheered. "You sure teared it!" The Station Master went to the Toad conductor slowly due to Buzzar's interference.
"Damage report?" the Station Master asked.
"The exterior of the right side of the train is dented," the Toad conductor reported. "Wheels and fuel tank undamaged. The damage caused by that buzzard won't hinder the train's movement."
"Very well." The K64 train came to a halt when several boulders blocked the train route.
"Now it's the time to rescue Bombette and Bruce," Lakilester said to Eddy. His hammer was resting on his right shoulder.
"Don't worry, Lakilester," Eddy replied; his eyes semi-closed.
"It's Spike, dude!" Eddy ignored him.
"Bombette can take care of herself. She said that before, remember?"
"Besides, her knight in shining armor will protect her." Everyone, except the Toad conductor, exited out the train. Lakilester continued to persuade Eddy.
"I-I can least go find them myself!"
"I would not recommend that," the Station Master disagreed. "Should that buzzard attack us again, we won't be able to fend ourselves."
"At least I can!" Eddy exasperated. The Station Master continued to talk Lakilester.
"I have a bad feeling the kid can't stand up against a flying bird. You are our only air support who can deal with him." Lakilester gave up, knowing what the Station Master said was right. "At any rate, we should follow the original plan and destroy all the obstacles. Once that's done, we can return to Toad Town."
"Wait a minute..." Eddy began, staring straight at the Station Master. "Call it a hunch...but you knew this was going to happen." The Station Master gulped, turning away from Eddy.
"That's...true...The workers built the tracks to help the farmer's goal. On the way, that beast came out from the forest and attacked us. We were lucky to escape, but we were no match against it. Then I remembered your friend who exploded the rock that delayed the schedule several days ago. I was hoping the letter would persuade her and your friends so that you can defeat it."
"Well tough luck, pal! We're trying to rest until your letter interrupted my sleep!"
"Eddy!" Lakilester exclaimed, seeing that statement to be harsh.
"...I guess I'm part of the blame," the Station Master stated hollowly. Eddy scoffed, then walked towards the boulders.
"On the bright side, at least I can pummel that stupid bird now that I've become stronger." Eddy readied his hammer and smashed one boulder.
Bruce and Bombette made it safely down from the slope. Bruce still continued to hug Bombette, but Bombette pushed Bruce out-of-the-way.
"I just saved you!" Bruce cried out.
"I could have slid down the slope by myself!" Bombette retorted. "Now we have to climb up and meet the rest somehow." Bombette saw a cave to her right. She went off without Bruce, but he followed her.
"Come on. Where's the love, baby?" Bombette lit up her fuse and turned to him sharply.
"I thought we've been through this! We're not dating anymore!"
"Just dumping me constantly won't discourage me. Ba-boom!" Bombette growled at Bruce, but sighed and defused her fuse.
"Just...don't talk." At the entrance of the cave were several lanterns. Bombette and Bruce burnt the candle inside with their sparked fuses. The path in the cave was obviously dark and narrow. Throughout the cave, they walked up some slopes. They were feeling they were going up to the top of the mountain. On the way, a rock aimed towards Bruce's head.
"AGH!" Bruce yelled in pain, dropping and shattering his lantern. They quickly turned around and saw three Monty Moles with rocks in their hands.
"Uh-oh!" Bombette thought. "I can't use my explosion in here. It'll cause a cave in. Maybe-"
"You punks! Eat explosion!" Bruce charged forward and exploded the three Monty Moles at full force. The ceiling was starting to fall apart. "Did you see that, Bombette?"
"YOU IDIOT!" Bombette snapped loudly. Both Bob-ombs sprinted out of the tunnel as quickly as possible. The rocks behind were falling down to the ground at a fast pace. When they saw the exit, they tried to run faster. Suddenly, at the very end, Bombette tripped down from a small rock, dropping her lantern. Bombette stopped breathing when the rocks were getting closer to her.
"Bombette!" Bruce dragged her all the way to the exit just in time. The way they came in was sealed. Even though they were still inside the cave, there was an exit at the top where the light poured in. "Oh, Bombette! Thank the Stars you're alive!" Bruce hugged her again, but Bombette always shoved him back.
"I could have got back up by myself!" This time, Bruce was a little bit shocked and serious.
"W-what are you saying? If I was one second late, you or the both of us would have been crushed." Bombette widened her eyes, reflecting that moment.
"I hate to admit this in front of him...but he's right," Bombette thought. "It almost felt like I was going to be crushed."
"Come on, Bombette. I'm right for once, Bombette. Your hero, that's me, just saved you from an impending doom, Bombette." At that instant, Bombette felt her strings snapped. Feeling like the opportunity to release her emotions, she lit up her fuse with a red color.
"You be quiet now!" Bombette snapped, which somehow startled Bruce. "I had it with you calling my name! It makes it sick to hear that from your mouth!" Every time she stepped forward, Bruce stepped back. "It's no use yelling my name! I have enough to think about without your puppy love!" Bruce felt the wall behind his back. Bombette's fuse was getting closer to denotation. "AND BESIDES, YOU'RE NOT MY TYPE! SO CALM DOWN BEFORE YOU BLOW A FUSE!"
Bruce wanted to argue her ironic retort, but he did not want to blow up since the fuse was getting dangerously close. "OKAY! OKAY! JUST STOP THE FUSE!" Bombette, once again, stopped her fuse just in time. Bombette marched all the way to the top of the exit. "Oh Bombette..."
After around a minute passed, the two made finally breathed in fresh air. They saw a large wide area where the ground was mixed with grass and stone. Besides the large boulder blocking a different path on the right side, they were surrounded by the forest. Bombette noticed a large flat rock with a big nest at the left side, which was the same nest Buzzar guarded several days ago. At the sky, Buzzar landed on the ground in front of them.
"Get yer filthy feet off of my property!" Buzzar threatened, spreading out his wings.
"Well look who's here," Bombette spoke, readying her battle stance. "Good thing you're here cause I need to release my anger!" Bombette prepared her Mega Bomb and dashed to Buzzar. Buzzar flapped his wings to Bombette, creating a wind attack. She gasped at the wind attack, and this suddenness made her accidentally release her Mega Bomb attack. Bruce quickly hid behind a tree while Buzzar zoomed in front of the nest, shielding his nest. Bruce thought about Buzzar's strange behavior.
Bombette panted a bit, but she refused to give up. Buzzar charged forward with a forward body smash. Bombette dodged to the right and attacked him with a body slam. Her foe stumbled back and decided to take flight. In the air, Buzzar swooped down and grabbed Bombette with his right claw.
"Let go of me, you stupid bird!" Bombette shouted, trying to break free from his grip.
"I'll let yer go if yer promise to leave Bird's Peak," Buzzar mentioned this place. Bomette growled, sparking up her fuse with a red color. Buzzar felt the burn from her and threw her as far away from his nest. Once again, Bombette released her Mega Bomb attack, destroying a few trees and the boulder blocking the entrance. As the smoke cleared, Bombette was panting very hard.
"This is bad!" Bombette thought with one eye closed. "Two Mega Bombs like that...and I'm exhausted...I hate to admit it...but I'm no match against him." Buzzar wasted no time and threw several needle feathers to her. Bombette could not get up and waited for the sharp blows. Suddenly, she saw Bruce grabbing her and dodging the needle feathers together.
"You okay?" Bruce asked her in a calm tone. Bombette wondered about the strange state he was in.
"If you're gonna say you could have dodged that, don't bother. Look at yourself. You can barely stand after wasting two powerful explosions. Why can't you accept the fact you don't have to do it by yourself?" Bombette wanted to argue, but she reflected her time with Bruce. The fall, the cave in, and the needle feathers would had been disastrous without Bruce.
"Get lost already!" Buzzar screamed, losing his patience. Bruce set Bombette and stood in front of her.
"Wait Bruce! You can't defeat him!"
"Don't worry. I just have to keep myself calm and play it cool." Buzzar unleashed a wind attack, but Bruce ran around Buzzar and stopped in front of the nest. Buzzar widened his eyes, stopping his wind attack and landing on the ground. Buzzar waddled to Bruce with his beak ready to attack. "Play it cool...Play it cool..."
Buzzar slammed his peak downwards, but Bruce avoided it at the last second. Buzzar's peak pierced the ground, which he cannot free himself. Bruce took this opportunity and exploded Buzzar's face.
"YEOUCH!" Buzzar shrieked in pain. Buzzar's peak was pushed out by Bruce's force. It was a small explosion, but Buzzar had small burns on his face. Without warning, Buzzar was pushed forward by Bombette's Power Bomb attack. The buzzard almost collided the rock that was holding his nest. Both Bob-ombs waited for Buzzar's next move.
"I didn't want you to hog the action," Bombette said to Bruce. "After all...we need to fight together, right?"
"Yeah," Bruce answered with a grin, not like his goofy self.
"Who would have thought you two could get all sassy," someone acknowledged from behind. They turned their heads and saw Eddy, Lakilester, and the Station Master.
"Eddy!" Bombette exclaimed happily.
"We've arrived just in time," the Station Master announced.
"That's just uncool that you started without us," Lakilester stated.
"You got that right," Eddy agreed. "Now let's finish this guy off." All four were ready to fight Buzzar together this time. Buzzar was sweating, realizing he was in a very terrible situation.
CRACK! CRACK! CRACK!
Everyone looked up to the nest. They saw Buzzar with a shocked expression. Without hestitation, Buzzar flew and landed on the nest. Three big eggs were starting to crack in front of Buzzar's eyes. Slowly, but surely, three buzzard babies hatched out from their eggs. Their tweets were music to Buzzar's ears, which he was very ecstatic to see his newborn babies. The father grabbed some worms he saved and began to feed his babies. Everyone else did not know what to say for a couple of seconds.
"Uh...what...just happened?" Eddy spoke first, being dumbfounded.
"His eggs...hatched," Lakilester answered slowly.
"I...don't know how to react," was all Bombette could say. Saying cute things to the enemy's newborns were conflicting in her mind.
"I thought so," Bruce pointed out, talking to the group. "It all makes sense. He was trying to protect this place in order to keep his eggs safe."
"Okay..." Eddy understood, "but Bombette and I fought that bird at Mt. Rugged before. Why is he here?" Bombette recalled the events at Mt. Rugged and knew the answer.
"I think I know," Bombette began to answer. "When we defeated him, he knew we were coming back the next day. He took his nest and flew to his place: Bird's Peak."
"So in other words," the Station Master added, "we cannot interfere Bird's Peak anymore."
"Argh!" Eddy yelled out in frustration. He turned around and walked back to the K64 train with heavy stomps. "This sucks! Now I can't pummel that stupid bird anymore!" Lakilester followed besides him.
"Now, now, Eddy," Lakilester reasoned him. "It's a good thing we don't have to worry about him anymore. Just calm down." Eddy's head turned sharply to Lakilester.
"You calm down! Minus 10 respect points!"
"O-okay..." Lakilester whimpered in silent. The rest followed the two afterwards.
"Heh, heh..." Bombette chuckled to herself. "At least Eddy has a heart." In the matter of minutes, the whole group was ready to go back to Toad Town.
"Good riddance," Buzzar sighed, relaxing himself. "No worries...No orders...I can finally live peacefully." One of his babies tweeted to get his attention. "Hang on, little rascals. I got more for y'all."
After everyone left the train, the Station Master reported to the Li'l Oink farmer that it was impossible to establish his new farm. The farmer was disappointed at first, but he was still happy the kids around liked to see the Li'l Oinks in Toad Town instead. The rest was standing on the street in front of the farm.
"What are you going now, Bruce?" Bombette asked him.
"I'll just leave you alone while you're on your adventure," he answered. "I'm still stuck here ever since I left Flower Fields. I can't go to the fortress because a giant Koopa Troopa is blocking Pleasant Path. I hope someone takes him down soon."
"I see...By the way...about our relationship now..." Bruce held up his right hand.
"Don't worry about it anymore. I understand you don't like me like I did before. I followed you, but it was all in vain. You can sometimes be...a cold-hearted cruel girl." Normally, Bombette would exploded him and sent him across the sky, but she accepted the fact she was too rough to him. "One day, I'll find the girl of my dreams. I just have to play it cool...right, Bombette?"
"Next time we meet, let's be normal friends. Until then, see you later." Bruce walked away from the group. Bombette was happy that this incident changed her into a better person than a dramatic headstrong Bob-omb.
"Well...that's if for today," the Station Master said, giving Eddy a big brown bag. "We didn't accomplished the task, but I'll give you 100 coins for your hard work as promised. Good day, sirs and madam." He walked away from the group, unaware of Eddy's rich mode.
"SCORE!" Eddy exasperated with enthusiasm. He opened up the bag, falling in love with the shiny gold coins. He giggled crazily, freaking out Lakilester. Bombette came in, watching Eddy shaking up and down in place.
"Hey Eddy," Bombette called his freaky friend. Somehow, Eddy stopped his craziness and turned to Bombette.
"Yeah?" he wondered.
"I want to say thank you for your advice. All the burden in my heart lifted away. Thank you, Eddy!" Eddy was taken back. He never saw Bombette so happy.
"Uh...well...yeah..." Eddy stuttered, but he started to boast. "Of course! If it weren't for my awesome advice, I would have never earned this many moolas!" Lakilester sweat dropped after hearing Eddy's boasting.
"Oh Eddy..." Lakilester spoke softly.
"Come on guys!" Bombette called. "Let's go back! We deserve a nice rest after all this!" Eddy's team walked down the streets, heading back to Mario's house. The sunlight was at a perfect angle to shine the most brightest Bob-omb in Toad Town.
Original: This chapter does not integrate with the game.
Stats: Level 13
Mario: 25 HP/25 FP/21 BP
Badge Points left: 2
Badges equipped: Power Jump(1), Smash Charged(1), D-Down Pound(2), Damage Dodge(3), Spike Shield(2), Multibounce(1), Power Rush(1), I Spy(1), Happy Heart (3), Dizzy Stomp(1), Mega Jump(3).
Ed: 40 HP/20 FP/15 BP
Badge Points left: 1
Badges equipped: Close Call(1), Hammer Throw(2), Shrink Stomp(1), Power Smash(1), D-Down Jump(2), Mega Rush(1), Power Quake(2), Fire Shield(2), P-Up, D-Down(2).
Double D: 35 HP/15 FP/21 BP
Badge Points left: 7
Badges equipped: Pretty Lucky(2), Refund Badge(1), Zap Tap(4), Defend Plus(5), P-Down, D-Up(2).
Eddy: 15 HP/20 FP/30 BP
Badge Points left: 2
Badge equipped: Feeling Fine(3), Dizzy Attack(2), Power Bounce(2), Quake Hammer(1), Money Money(7), Power Plus(6), Ice Power(2), Mega Smash(3), Super Jump Charged(2).