On the one year anniversary of MadameWario’s marriage to Wario, the couple planned to host a party for all of their friends and favorite people, many of which were villains due to Wario’s maniacal past, to celebrate with them. Since meeting Madame, Wario had been able to cleanse himself for the greater good, transforming from the greedy and somewhat sloth-like villain he was to a strong and confident hero, especially in the world of parties. Because of Wario and Madame’s shared passion for Mario Party games, Wario become more than a hero, but a superstar. However, there was one person who was always trying to beat down the couple’s superstar success – Princess Peach. Because of Wario’s weakness for gold coins and fortune, the couple possessed extreme wealth, and therefore, had planned the most extravagant party possible, making sure not to invite Peach, that way, she couldn’t possibly ruin anything for them. At the party, there would be cake, dancing, a pool, and a spa, a racetrack, an arcade, a feast, and a bar. The activities were endless! However, the one uninvited guest was not impressed at all.
Princess Peach, had in fact, planned a ball for the exact same day, unaware of the couple’s anniversary date. She had spent a great sum of money as well, but the activities planned still did not match up to those planned for Madame and Wario’s party. Peach did not believe that someone with such a villainous past, like Wario, who once went after her beloved Mario, should be worthy of hosting such a fine party – a party fit for a superstar. That just seemed ludicrous to her. Jealousy and envy took over Peach as she reflected on her reputation. She had gained a particularly clumsy reputation when it came to parties. It seemed that whenever Peach had a party or ball, tragedy struck when Bowser arrived unannounced, kidnapped her at once, trapped the guests, and then set her beloved Mario on a long and restless journey to find her. Bowser was the perfect example of why she thought so lowly of villains and did not think it was possible for a villain to change.
Over the years, less and less guests attended her parties and more and more guests transferred their attention to Madame and Wario. So, Peach decided that she would take matters into her own hands this time. She sent a letter to Mario and his brother, Luigi, asking for their assistance in stopping the couple’s party from happening. Peach thought that since the guests at Madame and Wario’s party would have nothing to do after she had taken Wario away, they would have no choice but to attend her party instead. After all, they would not go out of their way to help Wario anyway. They were villains, weren’t they?
Madame, being a heroic figure herself, did maintain many friendships with heroes; therefore, there was quite a mix of faces at the couple’s estate once the party began. Madame’s good friend Hermione had come, after all, she was on summer break from Hogwarts, and Madame’s best friend, Rosalina, had floated down from her outer-space conservatory up in the sky to celebrate the couple’s anniversary. She even brought one of her precious Lumas with her to join in the fun. Wario, on the other hand, was busy at the bar with his buddies from many backgrounds. His good friend Puss in Boots was flirting with Madame’s Siamese lioness, Gooba, while he was busy conversing with Snow Miser at the bar. Snow Miser was currently helping make the coldest drinks anyone had ever tasted. He had come down from his snow kingdom up in the north clouds just to strut at the party and have a dance with Madame.
Sesshomaru, an acquaintance of Wario’s, was standing intimidatingly in the middle of the floor, staring wonderingly at the couple’s multitude of gaming technology in the arcade section of the room. He and Wario had met when Wario accidentally traveled to futile Japan using a proto-type time machine he had made at his toy factory the year before. He had transported through an enchanted well and had flown halfway across the world just to attend the couple’s party. Wario had promised him a mink earlier that year if he attended the celebration.
Jack Skellington sat next to Wario at the bar, wishing he had a stomach to try a drink with. He had accidentally sleepwalked into town just days before the party, and because he and Madame had met once before, the couple let him stay a few nights. Jack Skellington and Madame had met at a Halloween party when Jack had attempted to frighten Madame. However, instead of getting scared, Madame reacted positively to the prank and befriended the skeleton at once.
All was well at the party and there were over 64 guests in attendance – which was a good sign since 64 just happened to be Madame and Wario’s shared favorite number. Just as the couple was about to toast to one successful year of marriage, a most disliked and uninvited guest burst through the floor right next to where Wario was standing. Peach jumped through the big, green pipe as it sprung up from the ground followed by two familiar faces in red and green overalls, Mario and Luigi.
“You are not worthy of being a superstar!” Peach spat in a jealous rage towards Wario as she jumped down from the pipe. The crowd at the party gasped and the sound of someone’s champagne glass dropping to the ground and breaking sauntered through the air.
Before anyone thought fast enough to react, Mario grasped Wario’s left arm, Luigi gripped Wario’s right arm, and the two brothers leaped up into the air, Wario held tightly in their grip. Judging by his frantic expression, Wario was clearly in shock, as were the guests at the party. Mario, Luigi, and Wario speedily landed on top of the pipe and in no more than a moment’s time, the pipe sucked them in and down they went.
(Stay tuned til Chapter 2! Thanks for reading! -MW)