2008-12-10 07:01 pm (UTC)
In the stadium in the back gardens of the Smash Mansion, shouts and laughter echoed, as well as the smell of food as the stage quickly converted into the Spear Pillar stage, Dialga roaring in the background. Lucario and Ness quickly marched out onto the stage, bowed, then following a shout from the announcer and a roar of anticipation from the audience, began duelling.
In the northern seats, Link and Toon Link squeezed along the isle, Link desperately trying to avoid stepping on a Bob-Omb in his seat, King Dedede leering at Toon Link as he stepped on his toe. Both Smashers carried an extra-large box of popcorn and two extra-large drinks in their hands as they scooted along the isle, raining a shower of popcorn and drink down on the people in the row below.
Eventually, they reached their seats, and Link sat down and folded his legs, then perched the box in the crook of his legs and started eating. Toon Link clutched his drink in fear of the Tangela sitting next to him trying to steal it. Link spoke as Lucario sent an Aura Sphere at Dialga, angering him and causing him to spin, his tail smacking Ness upward on the head.
"Sure is a good match today, eh Toon me?" Toon Link nodded, his mouth full of popcorn, smacking away one of the Tangela's sneaking tentacles as it reached for Link's popcorn. Link smiled down and ruffled his friend's hair, as Toon Link batted Link's hands away.
"Hey, stop it!" he said, as he quickly tipped Link's popcorn over onto Knuckles the Echidna below him, who spun around and glowered at Link, who smiled nervously, then turned to Toon Link when Knuckles turned back around. "Oh, you're in for it now." he replied calmly, then started tickling Toon Link under his arms. Toon Link responded by trying to reach his Boomerang.
Several rows up, the royalty box, Zelda sat next to her friend Peach, smiling down at Link and Toon Link, who were now involved in a four-way brawl, including Knuckles and the Tangela. She turned to Peach, who was watching her curiously. "They really are best friends, those two," she said, turning back to the window.
Peach bended past Zelda and stared down at the fight, in which Link was desperately trying to block Knuckles' punches and Toon Link had already severed several of Tangela's vines. Both Links were back-to-back. "Well, they do look a lot alike." she said, giving the expression it was the most obvious thing in the world. "I wonder what it would be like if Young Link was still in the competition?"
"Yeah..." Zelda said, smiling and then laughing as Link was tossed by Tangela down several rows, rolling down and crushing several audience members in his fall. Toon Link quickly used the Deku Leaf to fly down and out of the way of Tangela and Knuckles, who by now were fighting each other. Zelda was glad Link had found a friend who shared his interests.
She just sometimes wished she had a friend who knew exactly how she felt for him...