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Chapter 1

Fox McCloud

Here's the thing about the universe. Just when you think you seen everything, the universe throws something unexpected your way. In my case, something of horror. -Fox McCloud

I was sitting in my room, thinking about Valentine's Day. Or more specifically, how I was going to ask out Samus Aran.

Samus is my best friend, other than Falco. She was a tall human with blond hair. She was two feet taller than I was, which we often joke about. What I found interesting was that we had a lot in common. We were both heroes for hire. We are both the best at what we do in our home galaxies. And when we first became Smashers, we used to keep to ourselves.

However, that changed when the Smashers played Secret Santa.

By a twist of fate, Samus and I pulled each other's name out of the that. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough money (see: "flat broke") to buy each other's gift. So, we decided to go to a Christmas carnival. While the rides and attractions were decent, we spent most of the time figuring out each other, like what made each other tick, and figured out why we usually kept to ourselves.

Samus kept to herself because she was afraid of being attached to that person. And she doesn't want to feel the pain one feels when that person you're attached to is hurt, or worse.

I guess that's the same reason I kept to myself. After all, other than Falco, Slippy, Peppy, and a couple of select others, I had no friends. And quite frankly, I wanted to keep it that way. I already held the pain from the death of my parents. And because of that, every single time one of friends is even two miles way from trouble, I always picture myself crying over their grave.

After learning much about each other, and seeing we had so much in common, Samus and I became friendly rivals during the one on one competitions and even won a few tag team tournaments together. Our friendship got to the point where we would tell each other things we wouldn't share with most of the Smashers. Eventually, I started having feelings for Samus.

I wanted to ask her out on a date for a long while. Unfortunately, there was many things stopping me. Actually, one thing: my species. I mean, she is human, and I am, for lack of a better term, a fox.

"Samus, would you please....no, that's not going to work. Um....Hey, Samus, if you're not doing anything on that day.....no. That won't work either." I sighed. What could I do? I decided to give up for now.

That was when I heard a knock on the door.

"Come in."

That was when the Master Hand walked.

The Master Hand was the man who was in charge of everything. The food, the shelter, and the fights. He set up the events, and makes sure the proper judgment is given in a fight. But what made him different than any other boss of any other supervisor was he knew everyone here on a personal level.

The Master Hand was an old man, about fifty-seven years old. His hair was gray, but he still had all of it. His eyes were a vibrant green, always full of life. He could usually be found wearing a brown trench coat, with matching trousers and a matching brimmed hat during business hours. Today wasn't any different.

"Good morning, Fox," he greeted.

"Good morning, sir," I greeted back.

"Please don't call me sir. It makes me feel old." I couldn't help but a chuckle a little.

"What brings you here?" He pulled up a chair and sat down.

"Simple, my vulpine boy," he chuckled out. "Expansion."

"Expansion?" I repeated.

"Expansion." The Master Hand looked up at the ceiling. "See, I have a prosperous business. A place where fans could see their favorite Nintendo fighters go at it. But not only does it just provides entertainment, it promotes peace, unity, friendship. So, I decided to go worldwide." My ears stood erect at the last statement.

"Worldwide?" I said. "Meaning that we will be able to travel all around the world?" I smiled. I liked the sound of that.

"That's right my boy," the Master Hand said, smiling to himself. "And I have news regarding you." I raise an eyebrow.

"Is that right?"

"Yes. You, Ness, and Samus are going to be overlooking the opening of one of the stadiums in the United States." I couldn't help but smile. I was going to the United States, with Samus.

"Anymore good news, sir?" I asked. He chuckled.

"Well, now that you mention it, I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico."

Samus Aran

I was packing my bags. After I heard the news from The Master Hand himself, I was a little more than glad. It's not everyday you get to travel. Unless you're in space, of course.

I looked over each of the items I was taking. I had my suit, my regular street clothes, and some other stuff. I than looked around the room. I sighed as I laid eyes on a certain picture on the dresser. It showed Fox and I holding a very big stuffed animal. A rabbit, to be exact. If I was with anyone else, even Peach and Zelda, I would of made gagging sounds. But in this picture, we were both smiling, holding a pink, furry, almost disgustingly cute rabbit. I just frowned at the picture.

Fox is pretty much best friend, other than Peach and Zelda. And to tell the truth, I have feelings for him. But I don't know if he feels the same way about me. I mean, come on. How could I, a human, have a chance with Fox McCloud, a Lylatian.

"Oh Fox...." I whispered out.

I than heard a knock on the door.

"Come in."

Fox and Ness walked in, each of them smiling slightly. I couldn't help but smile myself.

"Hello," I greeted. "I'm guessing you two got the news." Fox nodded.

"Yeah," he answered. "This kid was bouncing up and down with joy." Ness smiled.

"I've never been in the U.S. before," he said. "But what city are we going to?"

"A place called Silent Hill," I answered. "It's supposed to be a small town on the rise. A Smash Stadium in a town like that would give it an economic boost." Ness nodded in understanding. I than looked at Fox. He looked at me and we made eye contact. "Uh, Ness, could you leave me alone with Fox for a minute? Ness nodded as he exited the room. Fox tilted his head in confusion as he sat down.

"What's wrong?" he asked. I sat down next to him.

"Nothing's wrong," I said. "I'm just thinking, who's going to be your valentine for the secular holiday?" I smiled at him. Fox turned his head forward, licking his chops. He was nervous. Whenever Fox is , he always does that.

"To tell the truth, I don't know," he said. I couldn't help but chuckle. "How about you?"

"Ditto. You know, you could always go out with Nana." This made Fox's tail shoot straight up.

"She's a little too young, don't you think?" I merely smiled and pressed on.

"You know you like her. With her brown hair and-"

"That's it!"

He playfully tackled me onto the bed and started tickling me. I started laughing out loud. Fox continued, causing me to lie down on my back in submission.

"Fox, stop!" I finally said. He stopped and smiled down at me. He than blushed, removing himself from atop of me. I was blushing as well.

"I....got to go.....Got to get..."

"Packing?" I finished sheepishly. He nodded.

"See you...later..." He slowly exited.


I sighed as I just laid there.

"Fox, if you only knew what you're doing to me."


I sat in my room, packing up all the stuff in my room. It wasn't that hard. After all, I'm one of the only two Smashers with telekinetic powers. I just sit on my bed and let my mind do the work. Not I'm usually this lazy.

In a matter of minutes I was ready for tomorrow. I looked around my room. With the mere motion of my finger, a frame floated towards me. I looked at it. It was a capture shot of a special match Samus, Fox, and I were involved.

During that day, Ganondorf, Bowser, and Mewtwo was talking trash in the Smash Mansion's bar. (Yes, I was in a bar. But I didn't drink anything alcoholic.) While it wasn't too unusual for Smashers to trash talk, they just went too far that day.

Mewtwo, being a pokemon with an inflated ego, believed his mental powers were superior to mine. Bowser commented about a match Samus lost to Jigglypuff. (An upset, might I add. But who hadn't experience one of those?) But it was nothing compared to what Ganondorf said to Fox. It was so bad I could remember the scene vividly.


"So, Fox, it must be a shame," Ganondorf said, holding a beer mug. Fox looked up at him from the bar counter, the stripes over his eyes furrowed up.

"What must be a shame?" Fox asked the question that was in everyone's mind. Ganondorf chuckled out.

"It must be shame you can't get a date if you wanted to." Fox lowered his head. Bowswer laughed at the joke. Mewtwo merely ignored the event. However, all the other Smashers knew what Fox wanted to do to Ganondorf. (I'll leave that to your imagination). However, Fox wouldn't do anything to hurt Ganondorf outside an official match, and Ganondorf knew that. So he just continued.

"I mean, who would want to go out with an a creature you find, scurrying in a forest. Quite frankly, I feel like sending some hounds after you and killing you for your fur. It'd make a good accessory for my armor!"

Fox had enough. He just up and left us.

End Flashback

Ganondorf was quite proud of himself. And he almost had the right to. He actually thought he was going to get away with what he said. So did Bowser and that little psychic cat on steroids.

That just wasn't the case. For the first time in history, there was a three-on-three match. And Samus, Fox, and I made the three pay the full fee for their insult. And of course, we made them pay in bruises.

I couldn't help but chuckle a bit. They deserved what came to them, especially Ganondorf. I sighed as I mentally placed the picture inside one of my bags.

Fox McCloud

"Welcome to the Silent Hill Hotel."

That was what the gut at the front desk said. Samus, Ness and I were standing in a small but subtly luxurious hotel.

"Yeah, we're the three Smashers here." He nodded and smiled.

"Oh yeah. Give me a moment." After a few minutes, we were directed to our hotel room on the third floor. It was rather large, with two beds. I

"Home sweet home," I said. All three of us unpacked our things and got to decorating the room with them. Amazingly, that took a few hours. After all, we brought a lot of stuff with us. After all, we were going to be in this town for a good six weeks. After the chore, we were all ready to turn in. But we still had one thing to worry about.

"Who's going to take the bed?" Ness asked.

"You two can, I don't mind sleeping on the floor," I replied. When you're a mercenary, you tend to be used to such things.

"Nonsense. I won't let you sleep on the floor. You can sleep in the same bed with me." I licked my chops at that. I really was barely comfortable sleeping in the same room with a kid who is barely ten years old, let alone the same bed. And hearing the news about Michael Jackson's latest predicament didn't help much. Samus must of knew what I was thinking.

"You can sleep in my bed, if you want," she suggested. I took a few seconds to answer that question. I didn't mind that option. Quite the contrary, really. But I didn't want her know that.

"Sure," I said finally, adding a shrug to complete the act. She smiled at me, she than turned to Ness.

"Go ahead an shower. We won't be needing it tonight." Ness nodded as he went off to the bathroom. I than blushed a little bit.

"What's wrong, Fox?" Samus asked. I stayed silent for a moment, than signaled down towards my clothes. "Afraid of changing in front of me?" I nodded slightly. She chuckled a few seconds. "Look don't worry. I'll have my back turned." I nodded slightly as she turned around. I did the same, removing my outer clothing. I was now down to my boxers and tank top.

"Okay, done," I called out tentatively. A few seconds later, I felt fingers scratching between my ears. I growled as she did so. As good as it felt, I hated it when people did that. It makes me feel like some kind of wild animal of some kind.

"Don't be angry," Samus said. "I just like feeling your fur." She paused for a few seconds. "You can turn around now." I did so. As soon as I saw Samus, I was blushing. She was wearing a black night gown that stop a little short of mid-thigh. "What?"

"Uh, nothing, just....what you're wearing....you trust me to....?" She placed a finger over my mouth.

"Just don't get fresh with me, and you'll live through the night." I laughed nervously. She slid herself into bed. Reluctantly, I did as well. I was really nervous. This was, quite frankly the first time I ever was in the same bed with a woman. "Fox, what are you nervous for?"

"What makes you think I'm nervous?" I asked calmly.

"I could hear your heart beating like Donkey Kong's bongos." I couldn't help but laugh a little. However, I felt myself being pulled closer to Samus. I couldn't help but blush. I must really be in love with her for me to blush at even her slightest touch. "Good night, Fox." She kissed me on my forehead before she turned the lights out.

"Good night." I slowly drifted off to sleep.

I don't how long I slept that night. All I remember is waking up to use the bathroom.

I sat up, being careful not to wake Samus. I blinked a few times, letting my eyes adjust to the dark. However, at that moment, I wished I didn't wake up. I fought to hold down the contents of my stomach as I yelped loudly, waking up both Samus and Ness.

"Fox, what's wrong?" Ness asked. Samus wasn't so polite.

"You better have a damn good reason to wake me up. I was having a good dream."

I looked forward again, taking in my surroundings, than spoke.

"Well, now that you mention it....When we went to sleep, we were in a hotel room. But now...." I jerked my head forward.

The room we were in wasn't the same. The room was huge. Probably three times bigger than it was before we were asleep. The walls and the floors seemed to be decorated with blood stains. Some of the stains looked new, but most of them seemed quite old. In the center of the room was a table, hanging from chains hook to each of it's four corners. On it laid a corpse that seems to be disfigured beyond belief, as if it was failure from an experiment gone wrong. Next the corpse was several tools. Some of them I could recognize, like a scalpel and dissecting needle. However, the others I couldn't. And quite frankly, I didn't want to know what they were used for.

"Fox...." Ness said slowly, hugging my leg. "I'm scared."

"You're not the only one, Ness. You're not the only one."