OoC: ~~King Bowser's Castle~~ "GRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!" Kamek heard the loud and booming roar of his master and King (in fact, the entire Koop-Land heard and felt it. Bowser had a way of making the earth shake when he was yelling) and immediately hopped on his broomstick, charging into the King's Throne room. There, he saw Bowser, standing angrily amongst a pile of debris and scattered papers. The red satin curtains bearing the logo of the Koopa Empire had been clawed away or burnt, the floor was cracked and broken from Bowser's constant foot stamping, and worst of all, the picture of Mario and Luigi hanging on a nearby dartboard didn't have any darts in it. "Your Highness!! Are you quite alright?!" Kamek asked in a shaky voice as he approached the hulking Koopa. "GAAH!! Kamek, I'm so ANGRY!! Do you know what today is?!" the King of all Koopa's roared through barred teeth, the slightest glimmer of flames erupting from within his throat. Kamek swallowed his air nervously and laughed a bit before he said "U-Um.. Is it the day that the Princess finally accepts your marriage proposal, your highness?" Kamek asked before Bowser grabbed the wizard by the scruff of his shirt and pulled him close to his face. The King stared at Kamek for a moment, sheer and utter disgust in his eyes, before he roared "ITS THAT PESKY PLUMBERS BIRTHDAY!!"[/FONT] and tossed Kamek at the nearby wall, leaving a Koopa-Sized dent in the stone. As Kamek recovered himself, he stared nervously at Bowser and asked "Mario? Is it really his birthday? Oh wow... Shouldn't we get him something?". Bowser flipped around angrily and stared at Kamek before he yelled "NO, WE ARE NOT GETTING HIM ANYTHING!! WE WERENT EVEN INVITED TO HIS PARTY!! WHAT AN INCONSIDERATE JERK, THAT MARIO IS!! HECK, EVEN GANONDORF WAS INVITED TO ZELDA'S BIRTHDAY, SO WHY WASNT I INVITED TO MARIO'S?! GRAH, IT JUST MAKES ME SO... SO... ANGRY!!!". As he finished speaking, he opened his mouth in another angry roar and let loose a barrage of fire, spraying molten hot flames all around his throne room. Kamek quickly put up a shield to protect himself from the embers and departed the room in a panicked frenzy. Bowser finally stopped spewing his fire and grabbed the telescope again, staring back at Peach's Castle. He saw the Princess, that annoying Brown mushroom guy who always was ranting about things, a few other of the "goodie goodies" like Toad and Toadette, Yoshi and Daisy, Prof. E. Gadd and even a few people he knew from the Smash Brothers competition like Olimar, Samus, Pit, and even Sonic the Hedgehog, setting up what appeared to be a party. Mario would have invited SONIC rather then his arch-nemesis?! THE TWO HAD THE LARGEST GAMING RIVALRY FOR OVER 16 YEARS BEFORE THEY FINALLY STARTED TO GET ALONG!! Bowser, on the other hand, had attended numerous "Mario Parties" and even played Sports or went Go-Karting with the Plumber on occasion. Gritting his teeth angrily, he began to form a plot. A most evil plot of sheer... Well, evil. He grabbed hold of the one un-touched thing in the room besides his throne, a microphone, and yelled into it. "KOOPALINGS!! JUNIOR!! GET YOUR BUTTS IN HERE!! I'VE GOT A JOB FOR YOU KIDS!!" ~~Princess Peach's Castle~~ "Alright guys, move the picnic table over there... Yeah, a bit more to the left. Perfect!! Great job guys!!" Toad said with a brightened smile as he wandered around with a clipboard in hand, followed closely by his father, Mr. Toadsworth. He peered down at the clipboard and looked at the to-do list for the party, before he removed his "mushroom cap" and wiped his sweaty blue hair. After he was sweat-free, he put the cap back on and looked up towards Lenny Lakitu. "Hey, Lenny, did you hear if Bowser got his invite? He's supposed to be organizing party games." Toad asked the cloud-riding yellow-thing with glasses who made the famous documentary "Super Mario 64: How the Castle was reclaimed". Lenny shrugged and hovered off to help Daisy set up more streamers. Toad sighed and mumbled "Darn. I was looking forwards to the "Wheel Of Doom", but I guess that we can just break out the game board and dice, then throw a "Mario Party". Okay, so what else do we need to still do...", trailing off as he looked back at the clipboard. Toad was making sure that everything was in place and ready for when Mario showed up, but he also made sure that the Bros wouldn't get there until the setting up was done. It was, after all, a surprise party. Before heading to the Toadstool Shopping Centre to buy party supplies that morning, Toad dropped by the Mario Household and instructed Luigi to keep his older brother away from Peach's Castle until 12 o'clock. The others had been here since 5 o'clock, getting everything ready for Mario's arrival. Mr. Toadsworth smiled and clapped his son on the back before he said "I'm proud of you, Thomas!! You and the Princess completely organized this event without my assistance. I'm sure that you'll turn out to be a fine Royal Advisor one day!! Perhaps you'll even be the advisor to the Princess when she becomes Queen." with a proud tone in his voice. Toad blushed a bit with embarrassment and nodded his head. "Thanks, Dad. Man, I just hope that everything goes according to the plan... HEY!! Kirby!! HANDS. OFF. THE SNACKS!!" Toad suddenly yelled, pointing a finger at the guilty Pink Puffball who was reaching for the Bon-Bons. "WAIT FOR MARIO TO GET HERE BEFORE YOU GO CRAZY AND EAT!!". The puffball just nodded and jumped off the table, rushing to help out in anyway he could. Toad sighed a breath of relief and looked around at the group again. Suddenly, he realized something important. "Oh Spores!!" he suddenly mumbled before running off. As he ran, he heard his father calling back after him about not using such filthy language. Using all of his might, he thrust open the doors of the Castle, rushing down the hallways in hopes of finding Princess Peach. Thankfully, the line of Mushroom People and other such Mushroom Kingdom denizens bringing out supplies from the Castle's Kitchen made it easy to spot where she was. Frantically, Toad rushed to the kitchen and pushed the wooden doors open, halting for a moment to catch his breath. He rapidly took in breaths of air, bending over and placing his hands on his kneecaps for support. "Y-Y-Your H-Highness!!" Toad sputtered, slowly regaining his composure as he looked up. She was dressed in her usual pink dress and had such a kind demeanour about her. The way she smiled kindly at him made the young Thomas blush and he mumbled "First off... Might I say just how beautiful you look today?" before he remembered what he had come in for. Toad shook his head and cleared his throat, before he apologetically exclaimed "S-Sorry, Princess!! Don't know what came over me... B-But I'm here because we have a serious issue!! We forgot to get Mario a Birthday Cake!!"