Chapter 39: Mario Mario meets Mario Mario
Mario runs through the streets until he comes to a dead end and turns to see Hughes catching up. Mario starts wall kicking up between two houses and onto the roof. Hughes runs up and breaks into a nearby house.
Mario: Darn it! What now? I’ve been forced too far from Warth.
Mario looks at Warth, who is about halfway across the city and rampaging around ripping up more tanks and jets. We then see Stul and Senior in Senior’s car driving down the street, when Stul spies Mario up on the roof.
Stul: Excuse me, this is my house. Can you stop here for a second? I left something very precious to me here.
Senior: Ahaha, of course. Go ahead.
Stul gets out of the car and goes in to be confronted by Hughes.
Hughes: I'm going to have to ask you to leave, Miss. The city is under attack.
Stul: Umm, yeah, no kidding. I came here to get somebody.
Hughes: No, sorry, but please leave.
Stul: MY... BROTHER IS ON THE ROOF!
Hughes: Sure! Leave now.
Stul: Fine, creep!
Stul goes outside and looks up at Mario and begins to shriek loudly.
Stul: MARIO, GET DOWN HERE NOW!
Mario trips and rolls off the side and lands in a pile of bushes. He gets up and looks at her.
Mario: What the?
Stul: Come on, I've decided to help you deal with my brother. He is in pain... I know... And I don't want him to be in pain, so I'm going to help you put him to rest.
Mario: O... Okay, thank you.
??????: MARIO MARIO! OH MY GOD!
Mario and Stul look as Senior goes zooming up and hugs Mario.
Mario: Umm, can I help you?
Senior pulls his head off Mario’s shoulder and looks him in the eye, and Mario gasps and his eyes begin to water.
Mario: It's... you.
Senior: I knew it... I just knew one day you'd come home. It's been more than twenty years but I never doubted you'd come back.
Mario: Dad... Did you know where I went?
Senior: Yes. We had full city searches and we could not find you. You see, after a year they gave up... But I didn't, I knew where you went. I knew you went into the pipe labeled restricted.
Mario: They searched for a year? Don't they only search for like a month?
Senior: Yeah, well... I'll discuss that later. Tell me how the world across the pipe is.
Mario: It's... Can we wait? I'd love to tell you but saving Earth is really important to me as well as finally getting to see you after so long.
Senior: Sure! But... can you beat that thing?
Mario: Yeah... I have her.
Stul: Yeah, hi, I'm Stul.
Senior: That's not what you told me.
Stul: Well... I'm one of them.
Stul: I'm that thing’s sister. We are both a species from beyond the pipe.
Senior: So you... are an alien.
Stul: No, not really. Just... closer to zombie.
Mario: Way to make a first impression.
Stul: OH, WHAT WAS I TO SAY?
Hughes: HEY YOU THREE! YOU’RE UNDER AREST FOR RESISTING ORDERS!
Hughes barges out of the house towards the three. They jump in the car and drive towards Warth's location, and Hughes picks up a walkie-talkie thing.
Hughes: Major General Johnson, we have three resisters heading to the beast, one a betrayer.
Hughes: Colonel Mario!
Johnson: Okay. Execute him.
Hughes: My pleasure.
Hughes runs off towards them while they keep driving.
Mario: So are we close, Dad?
Senior: Yeah. I'm taking shortcuts. We'll be there in no time.
As they drive, Hughes speeds up to drive alongside them in a car.
Hughes: You are to die, betrayer.
Senior: GO AWAY!
Senior rams Hughes car and they drive off and into a house and crash through the other side on a straight course towards Warth, who is getting even more violent.
Senior: Okay, I hope you two know what you’re doing.
They drive up.
Chapter #40: Saving Stul
Mario, Stul, and Senior dive from their car and hit the ground. They quickly get up and run back a bit as their car hits Warth’s foot and coils up.
Mario: That was close.
Senior: Yeah! Right Stul?
Mario and Senior turn to see Stul gone. They turn and look about in panic.
Mario: Oh no, where did she go?
They look up to see Stul emerge on the roof of a building and shout to Warth.
Stul: WARTH, PLEASE STOP! PLEASE!
Stul: WARTH, CALM DOWN!
Hughes emerges behind Stul as Warth begins to calm down, but then his eyes widen.
Hughes: You know the beast. You seem to be calming it.
Hughes: Yes... I think I have this figured out. You, the thing, and the Marios are from beyond the pipe. All four of you.
Hughes: You can't fool me.
Hughes shoots Stul, causing her to fall over. He then grabs and takes her, stuffs her in his car trunk, locks her in, and drives off.
Warth rampages off after Hughes, and Mario and Senior jump into their car and drive after them too.
Mario: Okay Dad, get me close to his car.
Senior: Will do.
Senior picks up speed and they begin to close in on Hughes's car. Mario climbs out and jumps on top of Hughes's car.
Hughes: Darn it. Pesky brat.
Hughes pulls out a gun and starts to shoots holes in the roof of the car, and Mario lets go and rolls back onto the trunk of the car. Hughes then turns around and shoots at the back window, putting five holes in it, then shoots one in the center and the window shatters and the glass slides across the trunk. Mario slides with it and grabs the back of the car and climbs back on.
Hughes: ARG! DIE ALREADY!
Hughes points his gun at Mario and we see a helicopter fly overhead with Senior in it.
Senior: Give her up, Hughes. You aren't making her some lab experiment.
Hughes: How did you get that helicopter?
Senior: I'm a military man like you, remember?
Hughes: But so quick?
Senior: We drove by a helicopter hangar, idiot. I ran back and got one.
Hughes: Ah darn. Well you’re a traitor nonetheless, and as one YOU SHALL DIE!
Hughes throws his gun out of the car and grabs the wheel and makes a sharp turn, causing Mario to fly to the side of the car. Hughes then makes another sharp turn and Mario flies off the car and rolls along the ground.
Senior pulls out a gun and aims at Hughes’s car, but another helicopter flies up alongside his and a bulky man with a handlebar moustache stands out on the edge with a machine gun.
Senior: DARN IT, JOHNSON!
Johnson: I know you as traitor as traitor can get.
Johnson aims at Senior but Senior lowers his helicopter under Johnsons and Johnson slows down. Senior keeps going into Johnsons sights and Johnson take aim.
Johnson: Die, foul beast!
Johnson goes to shoot but is distracted when he catches Mario running across a rooftop nearby.
Johnson: How did you catch up so fast?
Johnson shoots at Mario, but he dives off the roof and lands on Hughes’s car again, causing Hughes to panic.
Hughes: Darn it. Go away already. Take this.
Hughes pulls out a knife and stabs it through the car roof over and over until he gets Mario’s metal hand and the knife bends.
Hughes: WHAT? What are you? ... You are... you are some monster.
Hughes takes a sharp left and heads towards a steep slope. He then starts going down it, picking up more and more speed as the two helicopters turn and keep turning about around each other.
Johnson: You need to die. You betrayed the American military.
Johnson aims at Senior’s plane and begins to shoot at it, and Senior tries to make a sharp turn but breaks the controls and starts to go in a straight line. Johnson picks up speed and lines up with Senior and aims at him.
Johnson: This is it. Fall!
Johnson pulls out his machine gun and aims at Senior:
Johnson turns to see Warth has finally caught up to them. Johnson turns to aim at Warth and rapid-fires on him to no effect as Warth swats his helicopter. It spirals out of the air and crashes into the ground and slides into Warth’s path and is stepped on and flattened.
Senior: YES! Now GIVE UP, HUGHES!
Hughes: Never. You may have killed the major general, but not me, for I am just General Hughes.
Hughes speeds up to max as he climbs the sloping street. Mario slides back towards the back of the car and falls onto the trunk and climbs into the car.
Hughes: GET OUT!
Hughes grabs a knife and swings at Mario, who ducks behind the back seat and lunges into the front seat and goes to punch Hughes, who grabs him and smashes Mario's head through the car roof and shoves him out on top.
Mario: Darn it. GET UP HERE!
Mario reaches in and yanks Hughes up onto the roof.
Senior: No Mario! You’re getting reckless!
Mario: YOU IDIOT! THESE ARE LIVING SPECIES!
Hughes: Haha, no they’re not. They are aliens from a whole new world. They wear our skin, they speak our language, but inside they are monsters and that is why I'll KILL YOU ALL!
Hughes swats Mario and he falls to the trunk.
Hughes: I have to get the car to stop. Why won't it? ... Darn it, when he yanked me up the seat broke and tipped onto the gas.
Mario dives at Hughes and knocks him over, and they fall to the hood of the car.
Mario: HOW DARE YOU PLAY WITH THE LIVES OF OTHERS LIKE SOME TOY? SHE IS NOT SOME SCIENCE PROJECT!
Mario punches Hughes in the face and he kicks Mario off him and he rolls to the trunk and almost falls off the car. Mario gets up to see the car closing in on a huge lab ahead made of metal.
Mario: We’re heading there.
Senior: MARIO, GET OFF!
Mario starts to try to yank the trunk open, as Stul wakes from unconsciousness and begins pounding on the trunk.
Stul: MARIO! GET ME OUT OF HERE!
Mario: I'm trying.
Mario goes to punch through but his fist is grabbed by Hughes. He then punches Mario in the guy and kicks him, causing him to fall off the car.
Hughes: See ya, brat.
Hughes turns to go get into the car when his mouth drops open in horror at the sight of the lab. Mario gets up and runs to the car.
Mario falls to his knees as the car collides with the wall of the lab and explodes in a fiery inferno with Hughes and Stul in it. As the fire burns, Mario walks up and looks at it and sees Hughes twisted up in the mess along with some bones.
Mario: No... Stul... Why you? You were the only one who didn’t seem evil.
Warth and Senior close in. Senior lowers down and Warth reaches into the flames and pulls her skull out. He then clenches a fist.
Mario falls to his knees and Senior goes up to him. Warth then flies into rage and proceeds to crush the lab to rubble, then rampage back towards the main area of the city.
Senior: Hush, you need to heal.
Mario's eyes water and Senior hugs him.