(It is Peach’s Castle yet again. SLAM. Celistar is heading to breakfast. She pushes past various Toads’, who start to turn around, but think better of it. She sits down, half asleep, and still in a bad mood from yesterday.)
Random Toad 1: Good morning Princess Celistar. What would you like for breakfast today?
Celistar: Don’t…call…me princess. (Mumbling) I’ll get…cereal.
Random Toad 1: Er, but Princess-er, Celistar, I…we have stoves…
(Celistar ignores the Toad and starts to pour some cereal. The Toad looks down)
Random Toad 1: Well, er, if you need any help, I…well, I’ll be in the next room.
(Random Toad 1 leaves. Celistar pours milk)
Celistar: This…is going to be a bad day.
(Scene switches to later, sometime in the afternoon. Peach and various Toads are having a meeting. In the very back, almost unnoticeable, Celistar is staring ahead with a bored look in her eyes.)
Toad: And we STILL haven’t discussed Bowser!
Toad 1: Yes! We need a kingdom protector.
Peach: Yes, but who will step to the task…? Luigi…
(A short moment of discomfort occurs. It is apparent some kind of incident happened with Luigi. Celistar is looking with half interest)
Toad 2: Yes, well, we know what happened to Luigi…
Toads: Yes, yes.
Peach: Well, who could we employ?
Celistar: (Interested) Ahem…
Toad 1: Well, what about YOU Toad? Didn’t you protect the Mushroom Woods once from that awful scoundrel Wario…?
Toad: No. My days are over with fighting.
Peach: Well…we COULD try DK…
Toad 2: That insane Ape? I never understood why Mario invited that thing to the parties…
(Everyone stares at Celistar)
Peach: Yes, my little star?
Celistar: What if…I…?
Peach: Dear, you’re not fit for that kind of work.
Peach: Selly, you’re just a little girl. Those are big, bad scary turtles…
Celistar: First off, you sound ridiculous. Those turtles are not “Scary”. They kill off 20 Toads a year, and their insane leader captures you almost every year, and-
Peach: That’s beside the point. They’re just too strong for you dear. Maybe we could train you to fight some Goombas…
Toad 2: That might be too dangerous, my queen…
Celistar: Brown LUMPS? You think I can’t handle brown LUMPS? And you, mom-didn’t you fight Bowser himself on Vibe Island?
Peach: Oh honey. Mario taught me a few skills. But Mario isn’t here to teach you.
Celistar: I could learn! I-
Peach: You’re still tired. I think you should go to bed.
Celistar: But I-
Peach: Take a nap. You’ll feel better.
Celistar: …You make me sick.
(Leaves. But Celistar doesn’t go to room. She wanders outside the castle. It is a sunny day, just like in Phase 1.)
(Celistar’s Voice Moment)
Celistar: How could my mother-the queen-have no faith in me? I was the daughter of Mario. And the…once…most beautiful princess in the kingdom. If Mario was here…maybe…
(Memory, outside the castle. Mario and Celistar are by themselves. Celistar looks 8)
Celistar: Daddy…will you teach me to fight? I want to beat up those mean Koopas…
Mario: Maybe some day, when you’re older…the 13th Mario Party…
Celistar: Why? I wanna learn now. Why do we have to wait for some dumb party?
Mario: (Smiles) everything…will be perfect…
Mario: It’s an attack!
(Suddenly scene shifts, and Celistar is sitting on steps outside the castle. A Toad is running up the hill screaming. In the distance, behind him, a Koopa with a sword is leaping up the Hill)
Random Toad 2: It’s a Koopa! He’s here to kill us all!
Celistar: I…have to warn everybody…but…
(A scarred Toad suddenly jumps in, preparing to fight the Koopa, with a sword)
Wes: Run Cel! You can’t fight without a sword!
Wes: Just run and warn them!
(Celistar hesitates, and then runs into the castle, and into the meeting room)
Peach: Selly! What are you doing here? I thought I told you-
Celistar: There’s no time! There’s a Koopa here…and he has a sword.
Peach: That’s called a nightmare-
Celistar: MOM! What is wrong with you? Why do you always talk like I’m-Forget it…he’s…
(CRASH! In the background, the giant main door crashes open, with the Toad struggling with the Koopa. He is continually drawn back)
Peach: What is…?
(Penter suddenly switches course, so that his back is to the Grand Staircase, and that the Koopa’s back is to Celistar. Celistar spots a nearby chair, and with a quick (Enough) motion, smashes it down on the Koopa’s head. He falls to the ground, never even seeing his attacker. A few moments of shocked silence)
Celistar: That…was a little too easy.
Penter: He was strong, but stupid.
Peach: What…what was he doing here?
Penter: What do you think? He was here to kill the Royal Family.
Peach: Yes…Bowser is already plotting.
Penter: This is not one of Bowser’s. He does not have the Dark Mark. A symbol of Dark Land.
Celistar: Er…is he dead?
Penter: No. Although, you gave him quite a nasty bump. He’ll be asleep for at least a day.
Celistar: Oh…okay. (Looks nervous)
Peach: Well, that was a good effort, but you need to stay away from bad Koopas like these!
Penter: Your mother is right. You should go to your room.
Celistar: You can’t be serious! I-
Peach: No arguing! Arguing is an unprincessy thing.
Celistar: You made that word up!
Peach: That is beside the point. Good night.
(Celistar leaves. Penter quietly follows her. As she is about to leave the castle, ignoring her orders again, Penter stops her.)
Celistar: I’m not going. What if I hadn’t been there, to see him coming? Those Toads would’ve just ran away, and you-
Penter: I know. That’s why I have a good feeling about you.
Penter: I can feel…a sort of disorder about you. It is the feeling of luck, radiating away from you. If trained, you could be the cause of many destinies.
Celistar: I…wait. You’re my father’s trainer aren’t you? The Toad with the scar?
Penter: (Chuckles) Yes. I taught your father many things. Although, he himself had the skill. He was also a master of destinies.
Celistar: What do you mean? Master of destinies?
Penter: In every lifetime, there are always 3 Masters of Destinies alive at the same time. They are souls that cause major events to happen. They are the deciders of the world’s ultimate destiny. Everyone has a destiny. But some people…have extra special destinies. You are one of those people, I believe. Now that your father is dead, you are the only Master I know of. Perhaps far, or near, there are 2 more. I believe it is my duty to train you…for you hold the world’s destiny.
Celistar: You…are nuts.
Penter: That’s what your father told me. (Chuckles) He decided the deaths and destinies of many.
Celistar: Well…if you will train me…
Penter: Even if I am wrong, you have a fighter’s spirit. You could be our protector. Those old Toad’s in there are foolish. They do not want their princess in danger. But I know…there is no one else…that can protect us. The rest will take too long to find.
Celistar: How will we…?
Penter: We will train in secret.
(Penter starts to leave)
Celistar: But when…?
Penter: As a Master of Destiny- You will have a talent for incredible luck. Our meeting will be the next time we find each other-just the right time. And you must always remember…There is luck to this, not just skill and power. You will see…you will see…
(Penter completely leaves)
Celistar: He’s completely batty. But…a chance to train. Fighting Koopas and the forces of evil just like my father…I can’t wait…
(Walks outside and looks at the sunset. After 3 seconds, the attacker Koopa is carried away, into a dungeon. And lastly, the scene switches once again. It is Celistar’s nightmare. She’s running again. This time, right before she runs into the room, she can hear a strange chanting…she runs in, bumps into the darkness…and all blacks out.)
TO BE CONTINUED…?
Whoa. A little bit... fanfictiony for my taste, but well written nonetheless. I may just be back for more.
It's Fan Fiction written like a script.