Sweat dripped off my brow as I continued my assault. Attack after attack, a continuous barrage of punches rocked my enemy. His body flailed forth, like a limp noodle. I didn't back down though! I clenched my fists and punched as hard as I could. Unfortunately for me, my punch was too strong! My attack hit my target, and knocked him flat on the ground. I couldn't believe it, this was terrible!
I knocked my punching bag down, again! I was so furiously pounding away at my punching bag, I failed to notice that once again I had forgotten to properly bind the bag the ceiling of my basement. I matted my sweaty brown hair as I bent over to look at my punching bag. Even though I had increased my strength level as of late, I wasn't in the kind of shape to lift a punching bag on my own! The green punching bag laid on the ground, with me unable to do a thing. I sighed as I looked at the picture I had taped to the punching bag.
Seated atop the rugged brown leather that lined the punching bag, was a picture of one of the most muscular fictional characters I could think of: Bowser, the king of the Koopas! Bowser was a muscular turtle-like dragon, who sported a mane of red hair and wore a spiky green shell across his back. He was a villain in the Super Mario series, one of the most recurring antagonists. Bowser was a fairly buff character, so having him as a picture on my punching bag, inspired me to train harder! In order to train my body better, I need to find a way to keep the punching bag latched to the ceiling.
I let out deep sigh of regret as I scratched my shaggy brown hair. I knew that I would have to figure out a way to keep my punching bag up there some other day. I looked down at my workout attire: A beige T-Shirt and a pair of brown workout pants. I was drenched in sweat, I needed a bath! As I turned to leave however, I heard what sounded like a deep cackle. I turned and looked the discarded punching bag and noticed something off. The picture... It was blank! Bowser was gone from the piece of paper, now it was just a white sheet of paper. I blinked in astonishment I slowly backed away from the punching bad. My shoe-less feet stepped as quickly as they could, as I back-peddled myself away from the bizarre sight.
Unfortunately, I wasn't watching where I was going! My elbow slammed into something, something that felt almost like the scales of a reptile. I walked forward a bit and turned around nervously, only to find myself face to face with a fictional character! Staring back at me was a virtual character who was somehow in the real world: Bowser. The larger turtle stood before me and all his glorious scaly wonder. Bowser had a pair of yellow scaly arms that were bulging with muscle, and a pair of legs that were identical in terms of muscle and appearance. The Koopa possessed a thick shell that had a tan-colored underbelly, and a hard outer-shell that was covered in thick green scales. Sticking out of the back of the Koopa's shell were a series of deadly-looking white spikes! Sticking out from his rear was a thick dragon-like tail that was coated in yellow scales and adorned with another set of white spikes. Seated around Bowser's neck and arms were a series of black bands that were covered in even more spikes.
Bowser had a hair of spiky red hair, similar to a roaring flame. Bowser's eyebrows matched his hair in color and appearance, giving him a ferocious and somewhat intimidating demeanor. The top of Bowser's head was colored green, while the lower part of his head had a tan color to it. Bowser's tan-colored muzzle bore his fangs, which adorned Bowser's rather confident smile. The king of the Koopas laughed as he looked at me.
"Greetings, human! Or should I say, failure of an assassin?" I raised my eyebrow as I looked up at the tall dragon-turtle. "A-Assassin?!" I stammered out as the Koopa continued to grin. "Yes, an assassin! You attached my face to that punching bag in an attempt to slay me, just like Mario has attempted to do in the past. I wasn't aware humans knew that all pictures and memorabilia links back to the original character in some way!" I started to sweat even more as Bowser licked his lips like a psychotic maniac. "I didn't know about that, and I'm no assassin! I'm just a nerd who is trying to gain some muscle."
Bowser cackled even more at what I had to say, it was painfully obvious he wasn't believing a single word I said. "Fool! Don't you know what day it is? It's Bowser Day, my day. I'm not so stupid as to think a human would just randomly punch a picture of me on the most hallowed holiday in my kingdom. That would be an awfully big coincidence for such a monumental day!" I shook my as I started to panic. "I swear, I wasn't trying to assassinate you at all! The picture was there because I look up to you, because you inspire me!"
Bowser snickered as he pulled his head into his shell. Bowser's head popped back out after a few seconds with a golden staff clenched tightly in his teeth. At the end of staff sat a red gem that seemed to slow with a strange ethereal light. Bowser spat the golden staff into his left hand as he aimed it towards me. "You look up to me? Well, for the rest of the day you will look up to me, as well as serve me!" Bowser gripped the staff tight as it shot a beam of red energy at me. Before I leap out of the way, the beam struck me.
Bowser watched silently as a strange feeling took hold of my body. I felt odd, like I was hot all over! My body was undergoing some kind of weird metamorphosis! The sleeves of my beige T-shirt started to grow as the fabric slowly covered my arms. The made their way down to my hands, which they promptly overtook and covered completely. The fabric fused to the skin along my hands and arms, as my fingers slowly merged together. My hands became a series of fingerless mitts, while my arms became completely beige in color.
The main part of the shirt merged with my skin, causing it to take on a rough texture. My arms then started to uncontrollably move to my sides. My arms wrapped around my torso, almost as if I was being bound into a straitjacket! I watched in horror as my arms fused with my torso. In a moment of moments, my arms sunk completely into my torso, leaving me armless! My feet became round and feature less, almost like really large brown pebbles. The soles of my feet turned light-brown in colored as the flesh along them hardened and became rough. My legs then proceeded to shrink in width as I started to panic!
I found myself shrinking as my legs continued to shorten themselves. My legs become shorter and shorter, until they were no more! My feet were now haphazardly attached to my torso, without any appendages to connect to them! My torso started to change even more as I found it started to shrink. My torso lost its general shape as it became more rounded. My torso shrank until it a shape of a tiny beige-colored ball. The worst part of the transformation though was my extremely small stature. I looked up at Bowser, who towered above me. Bowser continued to grin madly as he eyed up my transforming body.
Just when I start my transformation had wrapped up, my head started to change next! My hair fell out in clumps, until I was bald. The skin along my face then turned chestnut-brown as my nose sunk into my face and disappeared. My skull started to reshape as the top of my head became more rounded, while the bottom of my head grew larger. I was surprised to find that my head and skull had taken on the shape of a shitake mushroom! I then felt my eyebrows start to tingle as my eyes grew larger. The color of my eyebrows changed from black to brown as my eyes became much rounder in shape. I then felt two of my bottom teeth starting to ache a considerable amount. Two of my corner teeth started to grow much larger. From my bottom set of teeth erupted two fangs that proceeded to jut out of my mouth like a sore thumb!
With that, my transformation was complete! I was now just an anthropomorphic mushroom creature! I had a misshapen head that was attached to a small, which itself was attached to a pair of peddle-shaped feet! I waddled about awkwardly on my two feet, eventually tripping over due to my lack of legs. I stumbled forward and landed flat on my mushroom face. I thrashed my tiny body around, kicking my legs helplessly while I struggled to hoist myself upwards. I kept trying to push myself off the ground, but lacked the arms to properly do so! I felt so panicked and helpless, a fact that Bowser was happy to take advantage of.
"Having problems, tiny Goomba?" Asked Bowser, who bore a sarcastic smirk on his face. I tried to stammer forth a rebuttal, but my words came out as nonsense gibberish due to the two fangs jutting out of my mouth. Trying to speak with these two out-of-place fangs was like trying to sing while garbling mouthwash! Bowser got tired of watching me struggle after about a minute and reached down to pick me up. Gripping my large mushroom-head tightly in his clawed hand, Bowser held me up to eye-level. "Now you see? That's what you get for crossing the king of the Koopas! Now, I..." Bowser was then distracted when he heard a vibrating phone nearby. "Huh, what's that?" Bowser's curiosity caused him to drop me, resulting me landing right on my back! I kicked my featureless feet around once more, but found it impossibly to shuffle myself back onto two legs.
Bowser in the meantime had made his way over to a nearby wooden table where my cellphone was seated. The curious king sniffed it, before flipping it open His eyes opened wide as he read the text out loud. "Hey man, I heard you're punching the bag today! If you need any help, just ask! You're friend, Pheagle." Bowser flipped the phone shut as he spoke to himself out loud. "Pheagle... Where have I heard that name before? This is gonna drive me nuts, like a Wiggler harassing a Pirahna Plant! Wait..." Bowser then started to go deep into thought. "Uh oh! Looks like you were just exercising..." Bowser's look of utter confidence and charisma soon turned into a face of embarrassment and bashfulness.
The Koopa King put my phone back on the table and ran back up to me, quickly facing my back up and dusting off my body. "Now, I'm sorry this had to happen, I unfortunately can't change you back until end of the day! Though I promise you that I will change you back no strings attached, just please... Please don't sue me!" Exclaimed Bowser as bent over and clapped his hands together. I thought about it for a moment, then looked back at my punching bag. I then proceeded to speak in my garbled voice, which Bowser somehow understood.
"Put your punching bag back on the ceiling? Is that all?" Asked Bowser, as I proceeded to garble another statement at him. The state caused the muscular Koopa to angrily flex his muscles as smoke poured out of his nostrils. "A WII-U?! DO YOU THINK I'M MADE OF MONEY?! Oh wait, I kind of am due to how much coins I have lying around the castle... Okay fine, I'll get you a Wii-U! Just... Just don't tell Nintendo, man."
I nodded as Bowser walked up to the punching bag. The muscular turtle gripped the punching bag as hard as he could as I watched him. Of course, due to my small size and vantage point, I could really only to see to about the turtle's knees. I then waddled over to a nearby table. I took a running leap and leapt onto the table, landing right on my face in the process. I rolled my tiny body until I was face up and watched as Bowser fastened my punching bag to the ceiling using the chain. Within seconds, my punching bag was hooked up to the ceiling once more.
Bowser walked over to where I was sitting on the table. "Alright, I got the punching bag up, I'll have the Wii U delivered to your door by next week, and your human form will be returned to you at the end of the day. Anything else?" Asked the Koopa as I grinned. I could only think of last thing, but it was a doozy. I grinned as I garbled out another statement. "Take off my shell?! I can understand being curious, but isn't that taking it a bit too far? Then again, you're technically naked, so I guess there's no shame in it..." I grinned as Bowser slid his arms and head into his shell. Using his arms, he started shuffled the shell off of his body. I watched in anticipation, as he slowly removed his shell. He proceeded to hoist the shell off his body and...