Love and Games

Author's note: Hi, everyone! This is my first story ever! I'm really excited about it! Sorry if the first chapter's so sort! I'll make the next one even longer! Please give me nice reviews! Like I said, this is my first story! Chapter two should be up on Friday. So… enjoy!

1/The awful stroll

It was a peaceful day in the Mushroom Kingdom. The birdies were singing, mushroom kids were playing, and Mario and Princess Peach were taking a stroll in Mushroom Park. "Sure is a nice day," Mario said to Peach. Peach looked at Mario, and smiled. "It sure is!" she said.

It had been raining all week, and Mario thought it would be the perfect day to ask Peach to go on a walk with him. "You could kinda call it a date!" she had said. Which of course made Mario nervous. Lately, he had been falling in love with Peach. All he wanted to do was spend the rest of his life with her. But he couldn't.

Because he was just to chicken.

He would try to ask her, but he always got choked up and make up some sort of dumb excuse. And the only thing he could do was hope things would go better the next time. "Mario, is something wrong?" the princess asked. Mario shook his head and answered "I'm fine, princess!" He was quiet.

Why did you lie to yourself? He said to himself. Peach was humming to herself, as she walked. She enjoyed watching the scenery around her. At last, she spotted the swing set. "Yay!" she said as she ran to the swing set, her hair swaying as she ran. "Mario, come push me!" she said joyfully. Mario turned and smiled. "OK!" he said. As he began to walk towards her, his heart pounded.

Calm down, Mario. You're just going to push her!

Mario then walked behind Peach, and gently pushed her. "Whee!" she said. "Higher Mario, higher!" Mario began to push her even higher and higher. Then, he turned around and looked at the sky. "Watch out!" he heard Peach say. "Huh?" Mario began to turn his head, but it was too late.

Crash!

Mario had gotten hit in the back of the head with the swing. He flew high in the air and landed on his back. Peach ran towards him. "Are you okay?"

He looked at her and blushed. There he was, in the grass, looking pitiful.

Oh Peach, he thought. If only you knew.