The Mole: The Lucky Match

Monty Mole grinned at his approaching contestants.

The first two contestants glared at each other in fury.

Mario

Species- Human

Occupation- Plumber

Rawk Hawk

Species- Animal

Occupation- Wrestler

The next contestant happily skipped over with a huge, exuberant smile.

Daisy

Species- Human

Occupation- Princess

Another contestant hurried over, checking his watch nervously.

Toadbert

Species- Toad

Occupation- Chemist

The next contestant was talking a mile a minute, while the one after tried to listen and focus on the Monty Mole at the same time.

Starlow

Species- Star

Occupation- Star Sprite Rep

Peach

Species- Human

Occupation- Princess

The seventh contestant flew towards Monty Mole on a broomstick.

Kammy Koopa

Species- Koopa

Occupation- Assistant Of Evildoings (AOE)

The next contestant raced over with a ton of energy.

Lakitu

Species- Cloud

Occupation- Air traffic controller

The ninth contestant shyly walked out with his head down.

Luigi

Species- Human

Occupation- Plumber

The last contest skipped over, trying to catch up with Daisy.

Toadette

Species- Toad

Occupation- Nurse

"Welcome all, to THE MOLE-THE LUCK AND THE MASKED!" yelled Monty. "Here are the rules. There are many challenges ahead. The team will work through them, of many different kinds. A challenge is something to add money to the TEAM POT! You all are playing to get it- except one. The Mole, who is trying to sabotage the money and make it backfire. At the end of each episode, a couple of challenges, there will be a test on the identity of the Mole. The one who scores the lowest leaves. This goes on till there are three left- The WINNER! The LOSER! And the MOLE!"

Kammy Koopa took a journal from the several he was handing out and wrote her name on the cover.

"Now board the airplane to get to your first challenge!" Monty Mole herded them inside. "But first, I have assigned you to a number between one and ten!" He handed little slips of paper out to everyone. After waiting two minutes, he collected them again.

1:Peach

2:Lakitu

3:Daisy

4:Kammy

5:Toadbert

6:Rawk Hawk

7:Toadette

8:Starlow

9:Mario

10: Luigi

Peach and Toadette were thrilled to catch seats next to each other, but unfortunately, Rawk Hawk ended up next to Mario.

"Sooo.. who do you think the Mole is?" Peach asked Toadette, who laughed.

"I'm not sure yet," Toadette answered. "Peach, we didn't even do ONE challenge yet!"

"Still, I'm keeping my eyes out. Toadbert, for instance, seems more quiet than usual. Hey, I'll write that in my journal!" Peach took out a pink pen and scribbled away.

Meanwhile, Starlow and Luigi were going at it.

"You know something? I think you're the Mole, you dumb plumber!"

"What? How would you know? But I know one thing- you're wrong, like always!"

"You practically admitted it!"
"Are you the Mole, trying to get the attention on others?" Luigi demanded.

"No, just considering the possibilities!" Starlow shrieked, when a click silenced her.

A T.V screen lowered from the ceiling. "Greetings," Monty Mole smiled. "Welcome to your first challenge. You will jump off this plane onto another flying twelve feet away. If you miss, into the water you go." A pause. "This challenge is worth 20,000 coins. Subtracting 3,000 for how many don't make it." The T.V. was silenced.

Starlow smirked. "See you, guys!" she flew into the other plane easily.

On the full plane, Kammy Koopa hopped onto her broom stick. "Yeah, bye. Hope you get there!" She cackled and flew towards the other plane.

Peach groaned. "Why don't they CARE? Don't they want us to WIN? Why can't they HELP us?"

CHALLENGE UPDATE

GONE AND MADE IT- STARLOW, KAMMY KOOPA

GONE AND FAILED- 0

STILL TO GO- LAKITU, PEACH, LUIGI, RAWK HAWK, MARIO, DAISY, TOADBERT, AND TOADETTE

"Great," Daisy groaned. "Worst comes to worst, they could've flown us over. But now-" she sighed. "I guess I have to." She backed up with a determined look on her face- and took a running leap!

As she flew through the air, she realized there was hardly a chance of making it. Hopelessly, she reached out, and grabbed the edge with the very tips of her fingers.

If there was one thing Luigi hated, it was seeing Daisy in danger. He leaped so high, he touched a cloud!

"Lakitu!" Luigi grabbed on tight. Lakitu lowered towards Daisy. Daisy's fingers were starting to slip, and for one agonizing moment, she was falling...

...and then landed on a fluffy cloud. Lakitu! However, she was losing her balance. Luckily, Lakitu hurried back up to the plane and deposited Luigi and Daisy with Starlow and Kammy Koopa.

CHALLENGE UPDATE

GONE AND MADE IT- STARLOW, KAMMY KOOPA, DAISY, LUIGI, AND LAKITU

GONE AND FAILED-0

STILL TO GO- MARIO, RAWK HAWK, PEACH, TOADETTE, AND TOADBERT

Meanwhile, Mario was jumping. Lucky for him, he had perfect legs.

"Wait!" Peach cried. "I don't want to go alone!" She climbed on his back, and screamed till they landed on Starlow. "Phew." she sighed, relieved.

However, Toadette's legs were shaking furiously. "I can't, I just can't," she kept saying. Rawk Hawk wasted no time, though, to jump. His muscled legs barely landed on the edge.

Luigi- He practically pushed me off! I don't know if he was landing wobbly to try to fall off AND push me off...

Toadbert sighed. "I know I can't do this, but..." he jumped, but alas, he came up way short. With a frantic cry, he tumbled towards the water.

CHALLENGE UPDATE

GONE AND MADE IT- STARLOW, KAMMY KOOPA, DAISY, LUIGI, LAKITU, MARIO, PEACH, AND RAWK HAWK

GONE AND FAILED-TOADBERT

STILL TO GO- TOADETTE

If only Toadette hadn't seen that! She shook her head.

"TOA-DETTE! TOA-DETTE!" The team screamed. Toadette carefully stepped up- and jumped! Her heart sank as she fell towards the water. There was no chance. With a splash, she choked on salty sea water.

Toadette- I only wondered why Lakitu wouldn't help me...maybe he thought, as the Mole, he had been acting more normal...

Monty Mole waddled up to those in the plane. "Congratulations!" he said. "You have won 14,000 coins!"

TEAM POT- 14,000

POSSIBLE- 20,000

"and now," Monty Mole said, "Toadbert and Toadette will be brought up." The soaking wet duo solemnly walked in. "Well, good job, but I see many suspicions. For one thing, Lakitu helped Luigi and Daisy, but not Toadette and Toadbert. Maybe he thought that, as the Mole, he was being too helpful."

Lakitu looked ashamed. "Also, after Starlow and Kammy Koopa succeeded, they did not head back to help their fellow teammates. Unless they are the Mole. Or, Peach jumped on Mario's back when he bent his legs for a jump. Maybe that was meant to mess him up." Peach sniffled."And on we go!"