Days had passed and the sinister presence seemed to progressively inch it's way through the streets of Sarasaland.
The citizens were frightened and had no idea what to do. How could they fight against something that they even know what it was, or what it looked it like?
Daisy looked down upon her kingdom, not knowing what to do she could. The presence troubled her greatly and she wished that she could think of something that could put her people at ease. Several of her people had come to see throughout the last few days; pleading for help and calling upon her to solve this matter.
But there was nothing the princess could do; especially since she didn't what was going or that there wasn't an attack. Alas she could only sit on her thrown and wait.
"Please your highness!" One citizen had begged. "You must do something about this evil darkness!"
"I want to take care of this just as much as you all do..." She sighed, sadly. "But because there has been no attack and we don't know who is behind all this, I don't know where to look."
"It's probably those Wario brothers." Another citizen piped in. "They are always known for causing trouble."
Daisy had actually first suspected them of causing this trouble, but this seemed to be more of supernatural occurrence then simple thievery; so Daisy ruled them out. Besides she hadn't Waluigi since that day; and she had a feeling he was still very angry and hurt from that.
Whoever was behind this though, the princess believed was going to be quite dangerous.
"Please!? Something must be done! Please help us!" The citizens were crying and pleading on their knees; almost bringing Daisy to tears by their situation.
Daisy was about to speak again when her advisor entered the room.
"Everyone I know this a difficult and frightening time, but I now must ask you to all to please return to your homes. I'm afraid there is nothing the princess can do at this point." He sighed.
"But what will be done?"
"The guardsman are looking for the source as we speak; and I am confident that this will all be sorted out. In the meantime, everyone should stay indoors until new information is found."
The citizens looked unconvinced, but realizing there wasn't really any options left, briskly ran out the door and back to the safety of there homes.
Daisy looked back out towards her window as the sky seemed to become more and more dark with each passing moment. She had to do something.
Daisy was about to run out of the castle when the guardsmen stopped her.
"DAISY WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!" Her advisor cried.
"I have to figure out what is going on, Picard." Daisy explained to her advisor.
"Your highness, it is in your best interest to stay here where it's safe." He protested.
"But something is going on, and my people are frightened. As there princess, it is my duty to investigate this matter. Now please step aside..." She ordered her guardsmen.
Picard would not here anymore as he looked out the window.
"Your highness please... It's dangerous for you to go out there... I'll take some of the guardsmen and go investigate myself; but you must promise to stay in the castle." He said.
"Please, my child... I lost your mother and father... and I'm not about to lose you either..." Picard's eyes were brimming with tears.
Daisy sighed before nodding.
"All right... But if your not back in due... I'm coming to look for you..." She stated firmly.
"There will be no discussion of this..." She stated again.
With that Picard and some of the guardsmen began walking out of the palace before he pulled aside one of the guards.
"Promise that you won't let Daisy come for me. Make sure she is kept safe... If anything happens to me... Leave me to die..."
The guard reluctantly nodded before the small group disappeared.
Hours had passed and Daisy had heard no word from Picard.
She looked outside to see that the sky was almost like night when it should have been early in the afternoon.
Daisy looked into the streets to see that all was quiet. No one was outside and an unsettling breeze seemed to blow around.
The princess wasn't sure how much more she could take of this. It drove crazy with worry about what was going on; and wondering if her advisor and guardsmen were okay or not.
"I better go look for them." She thought.
She was about to walk out of the throne room when the guard stopped her.
"I can't let you leave your highness... I promised I would make sure you were protected."
"But something could have happened to them! I need to go and investigate!"
"I'm sorry but I promised I would make sure that your safe." The guard said firmly.
"I understand, but I really must..." Daisy stopped in midsentence when her eyes trailed back towards the window.
She rushed to the window to notice that some of the citizens were now walking among the street, but their eyes; their eyes seemed to be glowing.
"What's... What's going on...?" Daisy asked.
The guard came to the window.
"Something's wrong..." He said, morbidly. "They're acting as if they are under some sort of spell."
"But that's..." That's when the princess realized that it actually seemed to make sense. The darkness that was consuming the kingdom, perhaps there really was a supernatural force behind it.
"Picard and the guardsmen are still out there!" Daisy cried. "What if they fell under the spell as well?!"
"I'm sure there fine, but I need to focus on your safety."
"I can't! They're in trouble and I have to..."
Suddenly there was a loud banging on the door.
The guard looked through the hole before his eyes widened in terror.
"Your highness..." He whispered, nervously. "I want you to run to your quarters and lock the door. No matter what happens, do not come out until I or Picard say so.
Then banging continued as Daisy rushed to her quarters, locking the door behind her.
Daisy had never been more afraid then she was at this moment. Her life had always been quite peaceful and now something seemed to be coming for her.
She kept her eyes firmly glued on the door. Whatever it was, she wasn't going to let it get her without a fight.
More hours passed as Daisy remained glued to the door. The guard hadn't called for her and she had no idea if Picard had returned or not; and it was getting to point that the unnerving silence was starting to get to her. She was starting to get on edge with the feeling of being trapped like a caged bird. She figured now might be a good time to see what was going on.
Daisy went to her desk drawer and pulled out a letter opener to arm herself with before she quietly unlocked the door.
She slowly peeked her head out of the doorway to see nothing but darkness.
"HELLO!?" She called out.
Nothing but silence.
She slowly started walking down the hall to her throne room.
"IS ANYONE THERE?!" She called out again.
The princess did her best to keep her composure as she slowly made her way to the throne room. She slowly peered around the corner to see if anything was hiding in the shadows, but it appeared to be that nowhere was there.
She sighed in relief as she walked inside the room, but she saw that the guard was nowhere to be found. It appeared that rest of the guards and servants were missing as well.
All that surrounded the princess was nothing but the dark and it's silence.
"This is so strange... Where is everybody...?" She thought aloud.
She then wondered what was going on outside.
She rushed back to the window to see that kingdom was now in total darkness. The streets were bare and not a sound could be heard.
"This... This doesn't make sense... Who did this?"
Daisy looked back at the door. Earlier she had been so confident to go out and investigate what was going on, now she was too frightened to move. Her advisor and everyone else were in trouble, and she was to frightened to decide what to do.
She wished her advisor would return, he probably would be able to come up with a plan on how to wait this out. She wished the guards were here, it would be nice to have some acknowledgement that they were here to protect her.
And she never thought she would think this, but she wished Waluigi was here. Just his mere presence would've been assuring that she wasn't alone.
Daisy glared as she shook her head.
"NO!" She growled. "I might have to deal with this myself and I must be brave!"
Suddenly a pounding broke through the silence.
Daisy felt herself jump slightly. Something was coming in.
The princess clutched the letter opener to her chest, glaring at the door.
Running away would only delay the inevitable, she would stand her ground no matter happened.
The pounding got louder.
Daisy wore a brave face, but was shaking like a frightened child.
Then the door was now starting to be broken down. They were coming in whether she wanted them to or not.
"I'M NOT AFRAID OF YOU!" Daisy cried, defiantly.
It wasn't much longer until the door finally caved in.
The princess looked down at the destroyed door before she made eye contact with the intruder.
The intruder walked passed the destroyed door before they entered the room. Shadows seemed to hide the intruders identity.
Daisy didn't take her eyes away from the intruder, but her eyes held fire; and she wanted to know what the intruder wanted from her.
"Show yourself!" She demanded.
"As you wish, your highness..." A deep voice replied.
The intruder stepped into the dim light of the room revealing his true identity. The intruder appeared some sort of purple alien. He was dressed in all black with a long billowing cape flowing behind him like wings. His large bulking form towered over the princess; and his face was twisted in a sinister smile.
Daisy kept her blade clutched to her chest. There was no way she was going to stop him, he would easily overpower her; but she was not about to let him take her without a fight. Yet she still had some questions she wanted answered.
"Who are you?!" She angrily demanded. "Are you the one who caused all this?!"
The intruder came closer to her before he bowed.
"I am Tatanga, your highness... And yes, I am the one who is responsible for all of this." He laughed.
"Why are you here?!" She demanded. "What do you want?!"
"I have been searching the galaxies for to establish my rule. It would have been easy, if that wretched guardian had minded her own business!"
Daisy only glared.
"And so I managed to come across this world. I found it quite a nice place to start my reign; and I found your kingdom would be the perfect place to start."
"And your one that cast that spell over my people?! Turning them into your mindless slaves?!" The princess demanded.
"It was all to easy!" The alien laughed, amused to by the young woman's horror.
"And what does all of this have to do with me?!" Daisy snarled.
Tatanga slowly began to circle her like a predator stalking it's prey.
"Like any ruler, I will need a queen..." Suddenly he lowered his voice. "And I will have you as my queen."
Daisy's eyes widened in horror at this revelation. This alien had possessed her people and now was expecting her to be his queen.
"ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND!" Daisy screamed. "I WILL NEVER EVER MARRY YOU!"
"You're acting as if you have a choice, your highness... But you WILL be mine..."
Daisy slowly started backing away.
"Get away from me... You'll must sadly delusional if you think I'm going to yours."
The princess's eyes were darting everywhere, trying to find a way to escape.
"Stop that... You have no place to go..." The alien taunted.
"Oh yeah...?" Daisy challenged.
Without warning Daisy darted towards the window before jumping out. Luckily managing to land on her feet before taking off into the streets.
"DON'T LET HER GET AWAY!" She could here Tatanga seemingly yell at someone.
The princess figured she could find some place to hide until her advisor returned, or if she found someone else to help her.
But as she ran she noticed that a good member of the possessed civilians seemed to corner her.
There eyes were glowing and there faces looked as if they were in pain.
Daisy choked back a sob when she saw them.
"Please... As your princess... I demand you stop this at once." She begged.
Only her plea meant nothing as they started closing in upon her.
"I'm sorry... I'm so sorry..." She whispered before she bolted, running off only God knew where.
Daisy found herself running towards the sea.
She stopped for a moment before she saw the sea creatures bobbing there heads above the surface with those terrifying eyes.
Daisy picked up the skirts of her dress before she took running again. She had to find some place any place she could hide.
She didn't know how long she was running until she came to area covered in ruins.
"I don't remember this place..." She whispered.
Suddenly She was surrounded by spiderlike creatures that were all jumping towards her. Their eight glowing eyes all stared deep into soul.
The princess screamed as she realized she was trapped.
"Please stop!" She begged, tears were forming in her eyes.
The creatures only laughed as they moved in closer.
"HELP ME!" She cried. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!"
Laughter boomed around her when she noticed Tatanga emerged from the shadows.
"You won't get away this!" Daisy threatened. "Someone will stop you if not me!"
"I hardly doubt that." Tatanga taunted. He then moved out of the way to show her advisor and several of her guardsmen all under the alien's spell. The remaining guard who told her to flee was being restrained.
"Picard... No... What have you done to them?!" The princess demanded, now in tears.
"They are under my control; and they are more then happy to serve."
"Resistance is futile, your highness..." Picard droned in a dull voice. "You must marry him..."
"YOUR HIGHNESS NO!" The remaining guard cried.
Daisy knew she could no longer escape, she then saw the letter opener still in her hand. She made one last attempt and tried to stab Tatanga as he went to grab her, but he easily overpowered her and managed to get her weapon away from her.
"Your quite the feisty one, I like that about you." He cooed.
The remaining guard managed to break and rushed toward the alien.
"You wish to challenge me!?" He threatened.
"NO! Don't do it! Get help!" Daisy begged.
The guard looked reluctant but realizing that she was right, ran off to the nearest kingdom to find help.
"If anyone comes to Sarasaland make sure to stop them at all costs!" Tatanga ordered.
"Yes sir..." The possessed guards complied before heading back to the castle.
The alien then turned his attention back towards the princess before he grabbed her, taking her back to his ship.
The strong willed princess finally broke down and began to cry as she was led away.
"Don't cry, my lovely... Soon you'll be perfectly happy being my queen." The alien cooed.
Daisy just glared through her tears.
Hoping someone would come and save her from this nightmare.