Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 394: Hilarious Epilogue
Date: July 25th & 26th, 2007.
Trivia: Look out for references to some of the things that happen here in the next season. You'll be surprised at how many of them carry over!
Garrick: "So, it all ends here. No more Super Smash Quest."
John: "...I've been thinking of becoming a janitor. Maybe here."
Leo: "This sucks, I was hoping this would last longer..."
Dragoshi: "Yep... No more Questers." *Sighs.*
Kamui: "What the hell, I go to the bathroom for five minutes and you all finish without me!"
Garrick: "...uhhhh... yeah."
Leo: "...Are you like constipated or something?"
Darkdata returned to his home world to retake command of the kingdom. Things were not warlike and no one questioned his disappearance as he does that... a lot... He could still watch the world he visited though, yet no message could get across. He ruled until he died, passing on the crown to his son. <_<
Garrick: "You know what I don't get?"
Digifanatic: "I'm waiting for the response."
Leo: "What response?"
Garrick: "We've fought in some huge, shocking, incredible, explosive fights... but... we've NEVER... well... ...have we ever done anything normal?"
Leo: "...I don't think we have..."
Dragoshi: "I... have no idea."
Aribar: "... I recall our lunch times were sort of normal."
Dragoshi: "And some of our times in R&R..."
Leo: "What about Scott's band? Wasn't it called like... SideLevel?"
Digifanatic: "Side Quest. Got half of it."
Leo: "Oh yeah... I never got to see them play though..."
Digifanatic: "We'll figure something out. Even if the band breaks off, we can still have solo projects and teaching others and whatever else."
Leo: "Maybe since now we are unemployed this will give me some time to meditate and work on increasing my magic spells."
Digifanatic: "Whatever happens, happens."
Julian: *Julian sees everyone who's going with him to Fourside show up and back their things...* "A'ight, let's see here... Looks like we're one seat short. Now, I gotta say, I wasn't expectin' Leo to show up. Garrick, Drago, Digi, I understand. Maybe Leo wants to be a roadie or somethin'. But whatever the case, Somebody's either sittin' on a lap or ridin' up top."
Leo: "...I'll ride on top."
Digifanatic: "Well, he tagged along with us on Scott's trip to his planet."
Dragoshi: "No, no. I'll ride on top."
Julian: *Julian tosses Leo a bungee cord.* "Strap in."
Dragoshi: "I'm much hardier, anyways."
Leo: "You sure?"
Dragoshi: "Sure I'm sure. Now give me that bungee cord."
Julian: "WHOEVER is ridin' in the luggage rack, get set up, I'm itchin' to go."
Leo: "Alright." *gives the bungee cord to Dragoshi.*
Dragoshi: *Gets set up, then...*
Leo: *hops in the last seat in the Escalade.*
Digifanatic: *gets in.* *Oh yeah, he also has his CDs on him... can't forget those when you're in a band.*
Julian: *And we're assuming Garrick already got in... Julian gets in the Driver's seat, closes the door, turns the key, an' starts her up! Julian reaches above him to a CD rack, and chooses one particular CD* "A lil' drivin' music." *Julian puts the CD in the CD Player... and the instantly recognizable opening beats of Young MC's "Bust A Move" come out of the speakers as Julian pulls out from in front of it.
Wolfman (GM): In a completely different part of the multiverse... a car is driving to a particular house... that somehow has a warp pipe right by. The driver hops out of the car, brings some suitcases with him, and hops into the pipe.
Metal Man (GM): VG pops on out near SSS.
VG: .oO(hmm... gotta make this quick) *finds a Cloaking Device, and uses it.*
Metal Man (GM): VG becomes invisible.
VG: *takes out various pieces of dynamite, surrounds the Stadium with it, all while staying cloaked.* .oO(...well, might as well get rid of this extra power I have... and this is certainly one way to do it.) *focuses upon every move possible... but tries to absorb just a little more than usual. The cloak might wear off... but by this point... it would be MUCH too late to stop what is going on.*
Metal Man (GM): A weird man peers out a window. It's GG.
GG: "Hmm... this is clearly bad... but I must talk to my committee first..."
Metal Man (GM): He walks over, and some sort of robotic Knight-man talks to him.
Knight: "What? I want to blow up SSS first. No fair."
GG: "I thought I fired you?"
Knight: "You evil---"
Metal Man (GM): BOOM!
VG: *somehow survives the onslaught... but now feels a lot of power has left him.*
Metal Man (GM): In the wreckage, two things survive: GG's right arm, and 3/4 of Zer's house. VG has acquired new weapon! *Zelda theme.* ARM OF BUREAUCRACY +1.
VG: *throws arm away.* "...not worth it."
Metal Man (GM): It hits a trash can and explodes.
VG: "...now, to get home... the home of the Questers..."
Metal Man (GM): VG would see that his warp pipe now leads... to Wilmington, North Carolina.
VG: "Even if they aren't needed now... somehow, they, or a future incarnation... will be needed." *takes the warp... ah, good: the car is still there. drives to the high school, where one of the warps should still be available to get back to Quester HQ.* .oO(...hopefully, I will never again have to use Armageddon. Or any of the other strange abilities I had possessed. I just want as close to a normal life as possible.)
(A few moments later... well, next day)
Metal Man (GM): Epilogue Scene #1: Not Quite Dead Yet. The world is saved. Indeed, there is no more Kuja tower. Instead, there's a small crater. ...But because Kuja's tower no longer exists... Deloth would awaken with a 5 inch layer of dust on his body.
Metal Man (GM): Upon opening his eyes, Deloth looks closer at the crater... ...It's a golf sand trap?
Deloth: "...!" *starts digging his way out.*
Mario: "Hey! You-a! Get out-of-a the sand trap! I'm-a trying to golf here!"
Metal Man (GM): He digs... it's a sand trap! He's trapped!
Deloth stumbles out of the sand trap and looks around, somewhat dazedly.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees... where there was once Kuja's tower, is a simple golf course. Mario's golf course, of course. Indeed, there is Mario's Go Kart track to the left, and also Mario Land too... This is obviously not some repressed regime, except perhaps by pictures of Mario's face.
Deloth: "...What happened to Kuja's tower... and HOW did I wake up from being buried under it?!"
Mario: "Kuja's what? He's-a goner now! How long have you been sleeping? Eighteen years?"
Deloth: "...Probably, yes."
Deloth stares at the rusted stub that was once his katana.
Deloth: "...Yeah, I'd say about eighteen years."
Mario: "Perhaps you should-a go back to the Stadium... they'd know who you are. Me, I'm-a on vacation. That huge explosion knocked Bowser out-a commission for quite a while!"
Metal Man (GM): He points at a winding road which goes to the Stadium, which is apparently quite nearby.
Deloth: "...Right. Stadium. ...Uh, thanks."
Mario: "No problem... ...now get out-a my sand trap!"
Deloth heads down the not-so-long and winding road.
Metal Man (GM): His golf ball landed about 2 inches from Deloth's face... that could have been painful. Deloth walks by, as Mario's friends catch up. He tells them about Deloth. ...They, however, do not believe him.
Luigi: "What do you mean, a dragon appeared and caused you to hit a ball into the sandtrap? Isn't that like when Bowser some-a how ate your ball? And then we found it in the water?"
Mario: "No! I saw it! I-a swear!" Luigi shakes his head. His golf ball landed to the left of the pit, but Deloth's already at HQ before he hears Luigi's next response.
Metal Man (GM): Looking back, Mario's... entertainment complex... seems strangely further away. Must be something about the land now. Anyway, the door opens to HQ, and indeed, everybody who is there is there for Deloth to talk to. Indeed, Metal is also there.
Deloth: "Um... surprise!"
Metal Man (GM): He's sticking a stapler, a cup full of pencils, and errant floppy disks into a bag.
Metal Man: "Gah! You saw nothing!" *Hurls bag out a window.* "Er... wait... you're dead. Clearly, I am hallucinating again."
Metal Man looks at the bottom of one of his mugs. "Did Darkdata slip a psycho shroom into my drink again?"
Deloth: "The reports of my death are apparently now wrong, Mets."
Aribar looks towards the doors and sees Deloth enter..* "Huh... That's a face I haven't seen in a long, long time.."
Deloth: "...As I just woke up in a sand trap."
Metal Man: "I see. Well, I have some urgent paperwork to attend to!" *He walks into his office, dropping some old, used-up pens everywhere.*
Deloth: "Hey, wait a minute."
Aribar: "... You were buried in a sand trap?"
Deloth stares coolly at Ari. "Yes."
Metal Man (GM): The news comes on. It has an urgent headline. 'In today's news, the place known as SSS, or Super Smash... ...whatever the rest of that means... ...simultaneously combusted. Judging from an exploded arm and part of a house that remained, we have made a composite sketch of the subject.' There's a badly drawn picture of a house that has four arms on the screen.
Aribar: "Huh.." *He starts to say something, but turns to a television as it makes the headline.* ".. Interesting."
Deloth: "...Okay, what the heck's been going on in my absence?"
Metal Man (GM): 'Clearly, this subject blew part of themselves up in the explosion, because no witnesses survived to tell the tale... neither did our resident cameraman, Mash Toady. A half-chewed video tape offered us only this:'
Aribar: "Hrm... You've been gone since... Since the fall of Kuja, right?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows GG pointing out a window, then exploding.
Deloth: "About that, yeah..."
Metal Man (GM): 'Perhaps their now dead leader, Gameguru, saw the criminal. This has been Toad Town news. Tune in at 4, 5, and 6 o'clock for extended coverage of the Mario Golf Tournament controversy!' It goes back to normal stuff.
Aribar: "... Odd headline... In any case... Hrm.."
Deloth: "...Oh, CRAP, did I screw up a golf tournament?"
Metal Man (GM): On the screen:
Luigi: "Mario is cheating AGAIN! Like that time he replaced the engine of his Go-kart with several bullet bills and a starman. I can't play any more golf with him... remember the last incident?"
Aribar: "Ivo Robotnik plotted to destroy time, some other stuff happened, and... I think recently the Questers took care of the Void once and for all... Everything's seemed peaceful lately."
Nick Caligo (GM): "What do you MEAN a gopher ate-a-my ball!?" Wario throws down his hat and stomps on it. A Hammer Bro who appears mildly retarded as he chews gum replies, "Well, dah, there's a lotta' gophers on the course," in a thick New York accent.
Deloth: "...So they defeated the Void once and for all? I thought he came back, like, every fifteen minutes."
Metal Man (GM): 'We interviewed Mario, but few people appear to believe his response.'
Mario: 'A giant dragon came from the sky and caused my-a golf ball to miss! Clearly, it was-a interference!"
Aribar: "I wasn't there for it, but apparently it's gone for good.."
Nick Caligo (GM): Some might notice a gopher sneaking out of a hole just behind the argument. He places a stereo to the left of himself and starts playing "I'm alright" by Kenny Loggins. Wario spots the offending gopher and rushes off to nab him, but conks his head on the ground where the hole is. The gopher even has time to grab his stereo before ducking.
Aribar turns from the TV to Del and back again..* "I'm... Sensing a connection."
Deloth: "...Maybe I should have left a note on the course or something."
Wario: "DAHHHHH!! GET THAT GOPHER!"
Deloth: "Yeah, uh, apparently Kuja's tower's been turned into a golf course."
Hammer Bro: "Dahh, getting right on it, sir..." *carries off a load of C-4 in his camos.*
Deloth: "...So when's the next mission? I'm interested in seeing what's new here."
Aribar: "I... Don't know. Metal, John, and I are the only ones here right now.."
Aribar: "The Questers... Have pretty much disbanded."
Deloth grabs Ari by his collar and shakes him.
Aribar shrugs.* "From the victory after the Vo--Gah!"
Deloth: "WHY WOULD THEY DO SOMETHING AS STUPID AS THAT?!"
Aribar casts a quick spell to teleport back a bit and smooths his clothes.* "Now..."
Nick Caligo (GM): "Because, you pernicious pipsqueak," Bowser says, thunking his giant butt down on a stool, making it creak to the point of near collapse. He's wearing a hawaiian shirt.
Deloth: "...Sorry about that. Emotions."
Aribar blinks and looks to Bowser..* "Ah... Have a nice vacation?"
Deloth: "GAH! BOWSER!"
Bowser: "There's no need for 'em! I'M sure not doing anything... yet..." He sips a little pink drink with an umbrella in it, shifting his eyes.
Deloth jumps back and wields his rusty stub of a sword.
Aribar: "Come on, Del. Don't attack him... Yet."
Metal Man opens his door a slit, and looks out carefully. While Bowser has them distracted, he slowly begins walking towards a door with a bag of stuff.
Deloth: "But... but he's evil! And he's wearing a tacky shirt, which PROVES it!"
Bowser: "Bwahahahaha. It's so true! I'm deliciously and deliriously EVIL!" He crushes his drink in his fist. Then sweatdrops.
Deloth tosses his sword at Bowser. It disintegrates into a cloud of rust in mid-air.
Metal Man walks out... ...then begins walking back in, towards his office. The bag he was carrying has disappeared.
Deloth glares at Ari. "Don't you ever doubt me again."
Aribar just blinks at Bowser... And says to no one in particular.* "Uh... Don't worry, he's harmless."
Bowser: "HARMLESS!?" Bowser stands up, tipping over his whole table. "Why you little--OW!!" He suddenly drops back onto the stool, rubbing his shell. "My back...!!"
Aribar chuckles...* "Getting too old for the villainy business?"
Aribar then looks to Metal..* "Hey, when did you... Uhh... Weren't you already in this place?"
Bowser: "It's got NOTHING to do with my age!" he snarls, "You morons pulverized it into-- ... ... I mean, I threw it out while I was flogging one of my minions!"
Metal Man: "Yes! Yes I was!" *He puts a hand behind his back.* "I was just... cleaning up my office."
Aribar nods to Metal and glances back to Bowser.* "Heh.."
Deloth: "...I'll deal with you later. Metal, where'd all the others go?"
Bowser: "Heh, gave him a real beating... He won't be having any kids any time soon! Bwa ha ha--ow-how-how..." He rubs his back, groaning in mid-laugh.
Metal Man: "They... went fishing. All of them. They're now the Fishers."
Deloth gives Metal his trademark I'm-not-buying-it glare.
Metal Man: "Interdimensional fishing?"
Deloth: "METAL! ...Seriously, where are they?"
Metal Man: "Well, there's no bad guys to defeat, so they dispersed... Julian and his group moved to Fourside. Alexia and Darkdata went to their home realms."
Metal Man: "And I... am packing up."
Deloth: "Who went back to their home realms again?"
Aribar: "Wolfman and a Dahl... Something... Went wandering around Nintendus as well... An, ah, Alexia and Darkdata went home."
Deloth: "...What did Alexia happen to look like?"
Metal Man: "Anger on a stick."
Deloth: "...Could I have a physical description?"
Aribar: "Um... She was a few years younger than me... White hair... Purple eyes.."
Metal Man: "Nah. I have a picture." *He takes out a roll of paper and rolls it out, showing a surveillance photo of Alexia trying to break into Julian's room.*
Aribar: "... Or you can just look at a picture."
Deloth slowly reaches over and takes the picture, with a slightly shaking hand...
Deloth: "...no. No way. There's no way..."
Metal Man: "Yup... she was great... breaking things... stealing stuff... making deals with insane couch salesmen..."
Aribar: "Being scary.."
Metal Man: "Why, I rate her three Locoses out of ten for destructiveness. And Julian is rated two Locoses."
Deloth thinks for a moment, then looks up.
Metal Man: "Julian and Aetos in the same room is rated eleven Locoses."
Deloth: "...She didn't happen to say anything about dragons, did she?"
Metal Man: "She was insane and possessed by several of them... so, nothing. Nothing at all."
Aribar: "Huh. I must have missed a great deal while I was gone... Dragons? I can't really remember."
Deloth: *thinking.* "...Why can I never get a straight answer when I need one?"
Aribar: "Then everything would be easy."
Metal Man: "I think she once told me she wanted to join a band, or something. Puff... the magic Dragon..."
Metal Man drinks some more strange-smelling cola.
Deloth: "Yeah, I don't think we're talking about the same pers--what the hecky fump is that smell?"
Metal Man: "That is some old Koopa Kola, made about five years before I joined the Questers."
Deloth facepalms and mutters something unintelligible.
Metal Man: "I was saving it when they ended... ...I didn't expect it to take this long."
Aribar: "... Wouldn't it be... What? Twenty years old now? Wait, why am I trying to... Nevermind."
Metal Man: "Yes. If not... twenty-five. By now, it is probably somewhat fermented."
Deloth: "Did she mention ME, by any chance?"
Metal Man: "You? Oh. Yes. Once. We told her you were dead. Sorry. I just thought a massive tower crashing onto you would kill you."
Aribar: "I don't know. I've been sort of away for a long time.."
Deloth: "Well, according to the evidence, it DID, but that's another topic. Look, do you still have her file or something?"
Metal Man: "Then again, Gerald Robotnik's virus survived that... and then there was that time Charles became God and killed imaginary people... And then there was that time Skyhigh became God of his own realm too!"
Aribar: "Ooh... Helped cause that."
Metal Man: "Let's see... her file... ..." *He takes out his dex and presses some buttons on it.* "You see, with SIMBER gone, I have to do everything manually. Ah! Here we are. Alexia. Formerly thousands of years old and a dragon."
Metal Man: "Now wishes to marry Ari... Garri... Darkda... .Nobody."
Deloth: "...I thought SHE was dead... We're finally both ALIVE and we can't find each other anymore?!"
Metal Man: "Nope. The portal vanished. Although Digi's parents have found some way to nag him now. I still don't have a clue how they did that."
Deloth: "...I suppose I should be flattered that the universe has it out for me."
Metal Man: "Ah, well, at least you're not Aetos."
Aribar: "It could be worse. You could still be dead.."
Metal Man: "He sold his soul to The Void. Then he betrayed The Void for Charles. Then he failed one of Charles' suicide missions, and Charles disowned him. Then he gave his mind to a bunch of weirdoes who put brain implants in people."
Aribar: "What did you and Alexia have in common? She wanted to marry you too?"
Metal Man: "Then he betrayed those people. Then he rejoined the Questers. He betrayed us too, I think. I think he also died a couple times."
Deloth: "...Uh, wrong, Ari. As in, wrong enough that it almost overlaps into insanity."
Metal Man: "Eventually The Void decided to destroy him."
Deloth: "I get the idea, Metal."
Metal Man: "But I'm not even to the part with Pink Ninjas yet!"
Deloth: "Enough. To summarize, I had met Alexia back when she WAS a dragon. I'll tell you the rest when I have some extra time."
Metal Man: "Ah. So you're thousands of years old too?"
Deloth: "...Metal, just don't think about it. The timeline'll make your head explode."
Metal Man scratches his head. Noxious, paint-thinner like fumes surround him.
Deloth: "And will you take that soda outside? I'm getting dizzy."
Aribar: "Hm... Alexia's a dragon... It all makes sense now."
Metal Man: "Ah, I see." *He takes his helmet off.* "But I have no head!"
Aribar takes a few steps away from Metal...* "Ooh... Almost forgot you could do that."
Deloth: "Fine. It'll make your head-analogue explode."
Metal Man's real head pops out... as does a bunch of erasers. "Uh... I need all these erasers to live!"
Deloth: "...By the way, you wouldn't happen to have a spare katana, would you?"
Aribar: "... Do you eat erasers?"
Deloth: "...At least some stuff's still the same."
Metal Man: "Sorry. All our weapons crumbled to dust."
Deloth: "...Don't tell me you used them to pop popcorn again."
Metal Man: "Dr. Mario did that... a couple hundred times... over twenty years... But not me!"
Aribar: "As we've said before... The world's seemingly safe... No need for Questers or our weapons... So I guess the latter disappeared."
Metal Man: "Yeah. Although I still have this."
Metal Man takes out the DVD launcher.
Deloth: "...Ah, poor, naive Ari."
Link: "Dr. Oak did use the Move Swapper to make popcorn a few times..." he says, stepping forward.
Metal Man: "Of course, it's made out of plastic."
Deloth: "The world's NEVER safe."
Nick Caligo (GM): He's wearing the same Hawaiian shirt Bowser is. Rather, Hawaiian tunic.
Deloth: "I'd make a big speech about evil in the hearts of men and junk like that, but that's kinda dumb and preachy."
Aribar: "Uhh... Did ALL the fighters go on vacation?"
Metal Man: "Ooh! If you make a speech about evil, I'll have to get a cape and put sparkly lines on my armor."
Deloth looks at said tacky tunic, feeling a sudden urge to find a lighter and set it on fire.
Nick Caligo (GM): Zelda soon follows. At least, it SEEMS to be Zelda. She looks very much unlike herself, yawning, rubbing her eyes, and stepping in barefoot, seemingly wearing no pants... at least, it seems she isn't. She's wearing a baggy, button-up shirt that drops down to mid-thigh. She scratches her hair. "Yeah, yeah we are. And it's about time. Friggin' high heels..."
Metal Man: "Well. There is still evil in the world. Like staplers which are not mine."
Aribar: ".. Huh."
Deloth: "Metal, dammit, are you stealing office supplies AGAIN?"
Metal Man: "No. I am borrowing them... for research."
Metal Man stares at a stapler very carefully, noting how it staples. "Hmm... if I put an electric motor in this, I could staple through people's armor at 50 feet."
Deloth: "I have a feeling I should have stayed in bed."
Aribar: "Metal, use your powers for good, now."
Zelda: "I know I am... *YAAAAWN* ... I just got up to go to the bathroom." She slowly walks off. Link sweatdrops. All would notice her scratching her butt as she walks off.
Deloth: "... ...What I would give right now for a camera and one good blackmail opportunity."
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser laughs. "Oh yeah. That's REAL ladylike. At least my Peach has some manners! HYYYAH!" *CLONK-DONK!* Noise from the kitchen. Peach's voice, of course.
Aribar: "... I would ask about Zelda, but I just got the image of Captain Falcon in that same shirt and it's burning my mind."
Metal Man, meanwhile, is sticking an electric motor into the stapler. "Let's see... I could use double-As... but that'd only puncture skin."
Metal Man takes out a dangerous looking cube. "Professor Oak told me this was a perfectly safe item! Let's power up this stapler here..."
Link: "Eh... she's a bit of a tomboy, really. She doesn't like the dress much..."
Deloth: *flatly.* "We can tell."
Aribar steps behind Deloth so the dragon's between him and Metal.* "You don't say.."
Metal Man puts the cube in. *BZTZTZTZTZTZTZTZ* "...That takes me back." *BZBZBZBZBZBZBT* "C'mon..." *BZBZBZBZZZZZZZBZZBZBZBZBZ* "Perfect! ...Ow..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Peach's voice is followed by Yoshi's. "Whaaa!" He comes out flailing his arms. "Badum-BUM-badum-badum-BAH! Hrrrreeeeee!" He runs off, still flailing his arms. A rough understanding is that he just said, "I can't WORK LIKE THIS!"
Aribar: "Metal, what Cube is that?"
Aribar watches as Yoshi rushes by..*
Metal Man: "The new invention of Oak's. The Electrocution cube."
Deloth: "...I'd like to know what's going on in the kitchen, but I have a feeling that I'd loose a few teeth if I checked it out."
Metal Man: "It has enough power to take out a building, but in the size of a cube. Unfortunately, he has yet to use it without causing small fires everywhere."
Nick Caligo (GM): "HyyyyAH!" Peach leaps out in a ninja suit, wielding a frying pan in a scorpion stance. Bowser sweatdrops, then lightbulbs. "Aha! She's decided to join my evil army! Bwahahaha! I knew you'd come around, Peach, honey!"
Metal Man: "He modeled it after Garrick's hip-mounted nuclear reactor."
Deloth steps AWAY from Bowser.
Nick Caligo (GM): Peach sizzles, then subjects Bowser with repeated blows to the head.
Aribar steps away from Bowser, now concerned for his well-being on all sides.*
Nick Caligo (GM): "OW! OW! OW! OW! OW! --Heheh--OW! --She likes it--OW!! ... Rough..!! OWOWOW! I'm not PEACH you oversized LIZARD!" Unmasking herself, all would find her not to be Peach but rather Daisy. More... reddish-brown hair than blonde.
Deloth keeps his mouth shut and just watches.
Nick Caligo (GM): "Oh... sorry... OW!!" One more frying pan slap, and she goes back into the kitchen to practice her ninja cooking skills. Only at the Stadium.
Aribar: "... Maybe we should have kept our weapons for protection."
Deloth: "Either that or locked all the Smashers into padded cells... ...I'd still like to know what went on since I died. If you have some logs or something, I could just look those over."
Metal Man: "Well... I did... but then... SIMBER exploded! So now, all I have is this."
Metal Man holds up the stapler and clicks it. He flies backwards into the wall. No staple is shot.
Aribar: "Right after you died--..." *Looks to Metal.*
Metal Man: "Well, it appears to be working! ...In a limited way."
Aribar holds out his hand.* "Give me the stapler."
Metal Man: "I would, but it kept on going." *He holds out an empty hand.* "I think it's on its way to Saturn Valley."
Nick Caligo (GM): "Dah, hey, Metal." A familiar new york accented voice greets him. The hammer bro from the television steps up behind him, blackened with soot. In his dense-sounding manner of speech, he asks, "got anythin' I can take care of dah' gophers with? I godda' job 'ta do!"
Aribar: "Err... In any case.."
Metal Man: "Oh, that."
Metal Man takes out a strangely glowing can of soda. "This should do the job. It's soda! It's explosives! It's... possibly radioactive!"
Metal Man: "I call it... Sodasplode!"
Nick Caligo (GM): "I used all 'da C-4 I could find, an nothin' worked! I even shaped 'em inta' lil' animal friends!" He stares at it. "Dah, okay. Gee, y'know, I heard about this stuff!" He takes the soda, cracks it open, and starts slugging it down.
Aribar: "Right after you died... Well, Kuja was destroyed and his reign of terror was over. Ivo Robotnik came in and terrorized us so many times I lost count... Nearly destroyed all of time.."
Metal Man: "...I'm not sure how safe it is to drink..." *He steps away.* "Just make sure you don't breathe on anything that happens to be... on fire."
Aribar: "And then people got hopped up on caffeine... And then I went back to Whaller.."
Nick Caligo (GM): *gluggluglugluglug!* "Ahh!" He crushes the can on his forehead and tosses it away. Suddenly his eyes water and go wide.
Aribar: "Them... I vaguely remember something about some other planet than Nintendus and Charles Magellean's ex-right-hand-koopa causing problems and a lot of hate.."
Deloth: "Uh, Ari?"
Metal Man: "Ah, yes. Ricky. He exploded... ..." *He looks at the Koopa.* "Yes... exploded."
Nick Caligo (GM): *Fwoop-fwoop-FWOOP!* He becomes... 8-bit.
Deloth: "I'll just find some logs, thanks..." *steps away from the Hammer Bro.*
Nick Caligo (GM): And big. Very, very big.
Aribar: "Sorry for not being very helpful!"
Nick Caligo (GM): "Dahh, this should do tha' trick!" he says, his 8-bit mouth not even REMOTELY matching his voice. "Tanks, boss!" He stomps off down the hall.
Metal Man: "Hm... this is a strange side effect... ...I think I'll market it!"
Aribar blinks and looks to the giant 8-bit thing..* "Uhhh..."
Deloth: "...Wow. Things have gotten a lot dumber since I bit the dust..."
Aribar looks to Metal.* "Are you sure the Void didn't just come back as a god of comic mischief?"
Deloth: "Hey, uh, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Yes, Deloth?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser laughs. "That's Shellvin K. Koopa right there. He's one of the only two Koopas I ever fired! You guys are gonna have a HECK of a time with him!"
Deloth: "Since my old bed was a sand pit on a golf course, do you mind if I take up residence here? I'll stay out of the way."
Nick Caligo (GM): "The other one was... uhh... what was his name...? ... Clamsey? Anyway, it was his cousin."
Metal Man: "I'll remember that... ...do we even have gophers?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser belches fire, nonchalantly burning Ari's face. "They're my minions! Bwahahahaha. Mario thinks I'm on vacation... but I'm REALLY putting my master plan into effect--the plan to mess up his golf game! I call it, "Operation Double Bogey!"
Metal Man: "Huh. Well, I'd do something about it, but my golf club has never worked right, since I added flame jets to it."
Deloth: "I think I did that just fine, Bowser..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He looks at Deloth. "Perfect! You're just the kinda' scum I need! Wanna join my evil army?"
Deloth: "Anyways, Metal, can I have the couch to sleep on at--go to bed, old man--this place?"
Metal Man unscrews a light switch and puts it in another bag. "Oh... sure!"
Aribar blinks, his face now having a layer of char... And his hair is on fire..*
Metal Man: "Just... watch out for the holes in the floor."
Deloth: "Got it."
Metal Man: "Anyway, it's been nice talking, but I must... found a bowling league."
Metal Man takes a lamp, unplugs it, and somehow fits it into a suitcase.
Aribar snaps his fingers to form a little rain cloud above himself, putting the fire out... Shakes away the ash as well.* "Is there going to be anything left of this place when you're done, Metal?"
Bonecrusher: "Me want bowl too!"
Deloth: "...Uh, hello." *turns around to face whoever just came in.*
Metal Man: "Yes, Bonecrusher... just wait a moment while I pack this suitcase."
Metal Man walks out the door.
Metal Man (GM): All hear something very expensive driving away.
Aribar: "Ah, Del, this is... Umm... Bonecrusher, as Metal said. Hrm. Don't know him too well."
Bonecrusher goes to shake Del's hand.
Deloth shakes hands while his mind tries to make sense of all this insanity.
Bonecrusher unintentionally grips too tightly.
Deloth: "GAAH! MY FINGERS!"
Bonecrusher: "Me sorry."
Deloth mumbles something and pushes a couple of his fingers back into their joints, using his other hand.
Deloth then heads to the kitchen to attempt to find something to eat.
Garrick: The screech of tires sounds out outside the Stadium, soon followed by a door opening, slamming shut, and the main door of the stadium sliding open.
Aribar looks up to see the new arrival.*
Garrick: "Yo, Ari."
Deloth peers out of the kitchen doorway.
Deloth: "...Wow. Lot of people coming to this place."
Aribar: "Greetings, Garrick... Didn't get much of a chance to talk to you the other day."
Garrick stands there in a pair of khaki cargo pants, some sneakers, and a sleeveless gray t-shirt.
Bonecrusher: "You get raw steak for me please?"
Deloth ducks back into the kitchen and opens the fridge door somewhat cautiously. When leftovers get old, they get mean.
Garrick: "Heh, yeah. I didn't suspect you coming around so soon. And it's Adam. Enough with the blasted code names..."
Aribar shrugs.* "One does not choose to be pulled out of a portal... Ah, okay, Adam."
Deloth: "...HOLY COW!"
Deloth jumps back and slams the fridge door shut.
Garrick looks over to the kitchen door and arches his eyebrow.
Garrick: "...THAT voice sounds familiar."
Bonecrusher: "Oh screw it." He goes into his bag and gets another human arm to eat.
Deloth pulls open a random drawer, grabs a spatula, and then kicks open the fridge door.
Deloth: "DIE!" *CRASH BANG SHATTER BAM.*
Garrick: "...uhhh... that's odd."
Aribar: "Oh, Deloth's back. Remember him?"
Deloth stumbles out of the kitchen, covered in BLOOD! ...wait, that's ketchup.
Garrick: "Yeah... I thought he was dead."
Deloth: "Oh, hi, Garrick."
Bonecrusher: (replace with) *Calls into the kitchen.* "Me got food for you, Deloth."
Garrick: "Hey, Del."
Deloth: "...For the love of all that is good, do not open the fridge unless you're armed."
Bonecrusher: *Calls in there again.* "You want me club?"
Deloth quickly whirls around and flings the spatula into the kitchen. A loud, high-pitched squall is heard.
Deloth: "Now then..."
Garrick: "...uhhh... right... ...no one HAS cleaned it out... ...in the last... nine years..."
Deloth: "Pardon me again."
Deloth heads back into the kitchen and comes back out with a sandwich.
Garrick: "No worries... uh, I just came by to pick up the rest of my drum kit."
Deloth: "Now that the meatloaf's been subdued..."
Bonecrusher: "It raw. Want me fix?"
Deloth: "...Drums? I didn't know you had a band."
Deloth takes a bite of the sandwich.
Garrick: "Oh, yeah... a guy named Scott Gibson joined up with the Questers a while back. Julian, Drag, Digi, Scott, and I all formed it together... Scott left, but I was hoping we could make some scratch by getting it back together."
Bonecrusher: "You need me sing?"
Aribar: "Yeah... You're all in Foursides, right?"
Garrick: "Uh... no thanks, Crusher... you just... eat your arm, there."
Deloth: "...I wonder what I'll have to do to get some cash."
Bonecrusher: *Shrugs.* "Okay."
Garrick: "Yeah. Julian said something about moving there... I figured I could bunk with him until I made enough money for my own place."
Deloth: "I've been kinda thinking about some other jobs back when I was signed up with you guys. Like a defense attourney."
Dragoshi: *Would walk on in as well, then sees the other people there.* "...Yo."
Hawaiian Bowser: "Yo."
Hawaiian Link: "How ya doin'."
Aribar: "Huh... Greetings. Thought you left somewhere as well."
Garrick: "... ...nice shirt, Link."
Deloth nudges Garrick. "Be grateful you didn't see Zelda."
Digifanatic: *Unless the others want him in, he's probably at wherever he is practicing or getting accustomed to the city or something like that.*
Deloth: "I will have that image burned into my memory forevermore."
Garrick arches his eyebrow at Del...
Garrick: "...uh... right..."
Dragoshi: "...Do I even want to know?" >_>;;
Garrick: "Apparently not..."
Aribar: "No. No... Just... No."
Deloth: "You really, really don't. Trust the guy who's supposed to be dead."
Garrick: "...huh... well, I'm going to go get the rest of my kit, then."
Dragoshi: *Looks at Deloth.*"...And, you are?"
Bonecrusher: "Me got more these if you all want."
Aribar: "Call this place when you get some jobs going."
Garrick heads off down the adjoining hallway, heading off to the storage room... he hopes no one trashed the rest of his gear...
Deloth: "Deloth. At your service."
Nick Caligo (GM): Most of it is gone.
Deloth finishes off his sandwich.
Bonecrusher: "Club I bouncer at need more barmen."
Garrick: "...dahhhh! My cymbals, my kick pedal..."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm... That name sounds familiar..." *Tries to recall where he heard it before.*
Garrick: "And here I am with no cash to buy ANYTHING... damn it all..."
Nick Caligo (GM): "Game and Watch Black Market INC." -- a business card is all that remains.
Deloth (GM): Dragosh's probably heard Alexia drop the name. Something about a former friend that's dead.
Garrick: "Of friggin course...*sigh.*...and me with no money to buy it back."
Dragoshi: *Metaphorical lightbulb!* "Oh... That's right. I think I heard Alexia mention that name once or twice..."
Jinacereg pops into existence behind Aribar, tucking a fish-pinned anti-bee hat under his arm.
Deloth nods. "We knew each other."
Aribar: "Gah!" *Jumps and turns around.* "Greetings.."
Garrick goes through some of the stuff that's left... some trash, apparently... and a fire flower.
Aribar: "Tons of people here..."
Deloth: "Uh, if you haven't heard of me, I've kinda been... dead."
Jinacereg: "Hi... oh, you're that one armed elf guy. Uh... Aribard. Right. That's it. Aribard."
Bonecrusher: "Who want job?"
Deloth turns to Jinacereg. "Hi."
Aribar: "Err. Aribar. Bar."
Dragoshi: "Well, in any case... My name's Dragoshi. Dragoshi Leucrocuta Helldusk." *Bows.* "Former Quester, at your service."
Jinacereg: "..or was it Aribardo? Or. Aribar. Bar. Right."
Bonecrusher: "Club me bouncer for need barman."
Jinacereg: *turning towards Deloth.* "Season's greetings, easter bunny."
Deloth: *casually.* "Happy holidays, blue turkey."
Traon: *And for once... Traon doesnt just appear out of no where... No, he comes in through the door.* "Yo."
Bonecrusher: "Yo." *Thwack.*
Jinacereg: *peering about the HQ* "Splendid decoration job, good chump. You've really made the place, well, charming."
Nick Caligo (GM): A bunch of tiki lamps line the R&R area.
Deloth: "Thanks. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'm gonna catch up on some sleep. Being dead is tiring."
Nick Caligo (GM): They're punctuated with colorful beehive-like Asian lamps here and there.
Bonecrusher: "Me go gym now."
Traon is thwacked. "Damn yo Bone, that ain't nice in the least. Hows it treatin ya Del?"
Aribar: "More Questers I've never seen... 'allo."
Bonecrusher: "That how orc say hello, dude."
Jinacereg: "Oh. Dead, huh? That's neat."
Deloth finds a vacant couch nearby and lies down, quickly falling asleep.
Traon is still rubbing his head. "I'll remember that next time when you come waltzing through a door."
Jinacereg: "Did you happen to meet a guy named Htoiphes with long, silver hair, and a really big sword in the afterlife, did you?"
Garrick sighs as he decides to walk through the stadium, recalling... remembering...
Jinacereg: "Because I need to avenge myself against him."
Jinacereg walks over to Deloth and knees him in the ass. Hard.
Deloth crashes off of the couch and onto the floor.
Jinacereg: "Still asleep?"
Aribar: "... I think this stadium's more crowded now than at the peak of the Quester days."
Traon: "Wait... This is the stadium? I was looking for the pool."
Deloth grabs Jinacereg by the neck and begins strangling him.
Deloth: "NEVER DO THAT AGAIN."
Garrick hears the commotion from the R&R room... he sighs, walks in, looks at the situation, then moves over and gently pries the two of them apart.
Jinacereg makes strangly-noises, until Adam pulls them apart. Fun.
Garrick: "Gentleman, please... we didn't go through all these fights and battles to strangle each other..."
Deloth: "C'mon, Garrick, lemme hurt him a little more! He literally kicked my ass!"
Jinacereg: "You fell asleep while I was talking to you, doofus."
Garrick glances to this new fellow..
Aribar heads into the R&R.* "Well, we surely can't beat up Bowser now, even if his tacky shirt deserves it.."
Garrick: "Who are you and where did you come from?"
Bonecrusher: "Fun!" *He bashes them both with his fiery club.*
Traon: "Whose who and who came from where?"
Deloth: *CRASH. Well, he's asleep now...*
Jinacereg: "Uh... me?"
Garrick: "Crusher! Go to the--" *Pause* "...Crusher. Gym. Now."
Bonecrusher mutters as he exits.
Jinacereg is owwing hard. Clubs to the head -hurt-.
Garrick: "...*sigh.*...we break up for THREE HOURS and we're already fighting each other.."
Bonecrusher: "Me like fight."
Aribar: "It's probably a record, Ga... Adam. Be happy!"
Garrick: "But there's no NEED to fight."
Jinacereg: "..and..my..frying..pans. Sausages.."
Garrick: "There's no more evil. Evil is gone."
Julian: *And then JULIAN enters as the applause sign lights up for the audience.* "Yo, Garrick, Drago, you get what you need yet? I can't be idlin' outside all DAY."
Jinacereg: "Oh, god, it's HIM."
Bonecrusher: "You get thing you want me bash?"
Aribar: "'allo, Julian."
Digifanatic: *Yeah, thank goodness he's at Fourside right now.*
Jinacereg: "The man with the fedora."
Garrick: "People fighting each other and Game and Watch stealing my stuff."
Julian: "Did you find yo' drum kit?"
Jinacereg: *whispering to Aribar.* "Hey. Let's draw on the person who was strangling me, Aribar."
Garrick: "Like I said, I went to go get the rest of it and Game and Watch thiefed it."
Bonecrusher: "He leave."
Aribar: "Eeh... He sort of scares me."
Jinacereg: "Exactly. Perfect chance."
Julian: "Wasn't here when you said that, but whatever. I'll buy you a new one. An' Drago... Why'd I bring you out here again?"
Dragoshi: "...Oh! That's right..." *Zooms over to where his room was, then quickly comes back out with... A yellow top hat!* "There we go..." *Puts it away.*
Garrick: "...anyway... you said something about a place in Fourside, Julian... are we going there or not?"
Julian: "I dunno, you done here? Only reason I'm out here's 'cause I'm the only one wit' a car."
Traon: "Evil will never be gone. So long as there is human life, there will be evil. You guys do know about that fact right? The fact about all humans having some form of evil in them?" he shrugs and then laughs. "But rarely anyone listens to that little voice in their head."
Garrick: "Yeah, yeah, I'm good... Drag's done too, apparently... just one more thing."
Garrick turns to the others.
Dragoshi: "Left that behind on accident. Oh, and my jacket. That too. But I put that away on the way back."
Julian: "You have a jacket?"
Garrick: "Listen, all. There is NO MORE FIGHTING until the next Melee tournament. Which probably won't be happening for quite some time."
Jinacereg passes Aribar a sharpie.
Garrick: "So, please, try not to kill each other?"
Dragoshi: "Yea. It's just that I rarely use it."
Garrick: "...ugh... I give up. I'm done. Are you done, Drag?"
Bonecrusher: "Me want bash something."
Julian: "Get a boxin' license."
Aribar: "I haven't fought anyone... Just avoided the people who seemed highly dangerous."
Traon: "Why don't we just hold another one of them competitions we had before?"
Dragoshi: "Yep. I'm done."
Garrick: "The stadium is probably going to close up here in the next few days."
Garrick looks at Crusher and sighs..
Garrick: "...whatever. Let's go."
Julian: "Back to the hotel, then." *Julian exits to the front.*
Garrick follows Julian, grumbling.
Bonecrusher follows Adam.
Garrick looks back at Crusher following him. "Where are you going?"
Aribar watches them leave, waving good-bye.*
Julian: *Julian looks at Bonecrusher too.* "There a reason you're followin' us?"
Dragoshi: *Exits out to the front as well...*
Bonecrusher: "Err... me not know."
Julian: "Then stop."
Traon just stands there in the stadium, looking around. "What say you BD... Shall we feed our appetite?" he closes his eyes as he listens to the Demon and then slightly smiles. "Where shall we start then?"
Garrick shakes his head and gets into Julian's fantastic vehicle..
Julian: *Julian gets into the driver's seat as he waits for Drago to get in...*
Bonecrusher is downtrodden as he returns to the stadium.
Traon looks over towards the entrance of the stadium as Bonecrusher enters back in. "Don't feel bad Bonecrusher. I'm not even a part of their plans."
Dragoshi: *Gets in as well. Whee.*
Bonecrusher: "Me mad now." *He runs the car down with club in tow.*
Garrick: "...uhhh... Julian?"
Julian: *And they're on the road back to Fourside!* "A'ight, first thing we do when we get back is contact a realtor. The Hotel's nice, but-What?"
Garrick: "The crazy orc is running to bash up your ride..."
Julian: *Julian accelerates >_>* "Good luck tryin' to catch up."
Dragoshi: *Facepalm.* "Ay carumba."
Digifanatic: *Meanwhile, Digi would probably be about finished getting stuff from a Fourside supermarket and bringing it up to their hotel room... hey, it never hurts to have something in case you're hungry in between meals.*
Bonecrusher fires some fireballs at it.
Digifanatic: *Or thirsty.*
Garrick: "Now he's shooting fireballs at us..."
Metal Man (GM): *A car would blow by them on the road--Metal Man's limo, which now looks somewhat like a silver version of Cruella De Ville's car. It vanishes over the horizon.*
Dragoshi: *Notices the car that blew by them.* "What the heck..."
Garrick: "Now he's trying to shoot fireballs at us..."
Julian: "He can-The fuck was that?"
Garrick: "...looked like Metal's CAC limo."
Julian: "...Whatever. Anyway, first thing we do is contact a Realtor. The Hotel's nice, but we can't stay there forever."
Garrick: "There's a lot of highrises in Fourside... we can probably get a nice apartment for the four of us."
Bonecrusher heads back to the stadium.
Julian: "Exactly. After that, we hit up the music stores to get equipment, an' I drop by city hall to get a boxing permit."
Garrick: "You know, Julian, I was thinking..."
Julian: "Mr. Dream is goin dow-What?"
Garrick: "If you ARE as rich as you say you are... why not get the top floor and the roof of some apartment complex? We can turn the roof into a mini fighting ring, if it's big enough... I can probably make some fenced in walls and we can go at it all day long."
Julian: "I've got 700k. I dunno what the housin' prices are in Fourside, but that sounds like a good option."
Traon checks his wallet and lets out a light sigh. "Ive got some money on hand... Maybe before I feed my appetite I'm going to just return to my old hobby and try my luck at the bass guitar or something.." he shrugs and starts to leave the stadium.
Garrick: "Well, I'll look for a job first thing... gotta pay rent somehow."
Julian: "Yeah, I was thinkin' that you guys would have to pay some sort of rent, seein' as how I'm buyin' the house, apartment, whatever.'
Garrick: "Digi should probably go back to school... Or... what's his real name, again?"
Aribar hrms, thinking about his future. He has nothing but the clothes on his back, and the Stadium is filled with old Smashers with hideous fashion sense... He's already explored Nintendus a great deal as well..*
Dragoshi: *Taps his fingers on the side of his head...* "What to do, what to do..."
Garrick: "I could probably work anywhere that involves me building stuff..."
Digifanatic: *I assume the rest of the ride is random chatter and Julian's beats?*
Aribar hrms, making a decision. He doesn't particularly have anything going for him here or in any other part of Nintendus... He does have a past filled with regretful events, though, and one of those being the enslaving of the Kokiris long, long ago... He leaves a note explaining his situation to anyone who may be asking for him, tells Bowser to forward any messages, and starts out towards the Kokiri Forest..*
Bonecrusher acquires like 100 baseballs, then just starts bashing them.
Digifanatic: *Well, we'll see how this goes.* "Hey, folks. I got everything that you guys wanted on the list. If we don't eat like slobs it should be enough for about five days or so. How was the trip?"
Dragoshi: "Eh, it was okay. Got my tophat and coat back."
Digifanatic: "What happened with... wait... Adam's stuff? Get that?"
And thus, the Questers left the Stadium, their Quest over.
OR WAS IT???