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Mario and related characters belong to Nintendo, while Geno belongs to Square Enix.

As she gazed into the endless abyss of space from the balcony of her uprooted castle, Peach silently pondered a question that had been plaguing her since she met Twink.

I wonder if he's okay...

She was awakened from her daze when the small star child whizzed by her, sparkling with anticipation.

"Peach, Peach, guess what!"


"What is it Twink?" Peach lightly laughed, smiling at the star's antics.

"Mario's almost here! I checked up on him like you said, and he's at the Crystal

Palace! I bet he'll be here in no time!" The young star burst out, grinning from ear

to ear.


"That's marvelous Twink." Peach replied as she turned around, clasping her hands on the balcony's banister.

"Princess, is everything alright? I thought you would be happy..." Twink's voice was full of concern, as he began to flicker with sadness.

Peach turned to face him, closing her eyes as she spoke. "Everything's fine Twink, I just was thinking about something."

About him...

The small star sparked up, his curiosity getting the better of him.

"Maybe I can help!"

"Maybe..." Peach whispered, her heart racing.

She walked away from the chilly abyss to the comfort of her own room. The familiar scent of facial powder invaded her senses as the fire crackled softly, casting a warm glow on the soft surroundings. Peach sat on the edge of her fluffy pink bed, gathering her resolve before speaking to Twink.

"Twink, do you know of a star by the name of Geno by chance?"

Twink thought about this momentarily, concentration etched into his face.

"No, I don't think so... but then again there's a lot of stars I don't know. After all, I just became a full fledged star before the incident."

"I didn't think you would. After all, it's been so long."


"Is there a reason I should know him Princess?"

"No... no. He's just an old friend."

An old friend that everyone seems to have forgotten...

Rumbling footsteps broke the calm, and a look of fear spread across the young star's face.

"Run, don't worry about me, I'll be fine!" Peach whispered, panic etched across each word.

Twink simply nodded as Peach turned to watch him fly away, leaving only a trail of stardust behind him.

Like him...

Peach grimaced at the sound of her door being flung open, announcing Bowser's presence.

"Bwahahaha! Looks like Mario never'll give up, eh Princess? Even if he does manage to make it to my castle, with the Star Rod he'll fall to my might!" Bowser guffawed, exceptionally pleased with himself.

"Mario will defeat you Bowser, just like he always does!" Peach exclaimed, defiance brightly shining in her eyes.

"Is that a matter of fact? Seems like a few years ago he was part of the Koopa Troop." Bowser shot back, a smirk playing across his features.

"That's a lie and you know it Bowser."

"I wouldn't be so sure Princess. But enough with the chit-chat, I have business to attend to." And with that, Bowser left Peach to her own thoughts.

Mario never joined the Koopa Troop, Bowser just didn't want to look weak.

Peach allowed herself to fall back onto the bed, losing herself in it's softness as her thoughts become muddled. Her eyelids drooped until they finally closed, as she let sleep warmly embrace her.

Authors Note: Hi, hi! This would be my first fanfiction ever. I was inspired one day after playing Paper Mario. I hope it turns out to be okay!